Tony-Nominated On the Town Star Tony Yazbeck Sets Release for New Album

News   Tony-Nominated On the Town Star Tony Yazbeck Sets Release for New Album
 
Tony Yazbeck, the Tony-nominated leading man who dances and croons his way through the Broadway revival of On the Town, has revealed release dates for "The Floor Above Me," a new solo album based on his new nightclub act.

Yazbeck earned a Tony Award nomination for playing Gabey in the Broadway revival of On the Town, a role he will recreate on the show's national tour. His performance also earned him the Fred and Adele Astaire Award for best male dancer on Broadway.

The recording is based on Yazbeck's solo show The Floor Above Me, which premiered at 54 Below last August and returned for a March encore engagement.

Yazbeck and his band are in a Manhattan studio June 16. Krasker told Playbill.com that he anticipates an Aug. 11 release date.

The expanded album will include songs by Irving Berlin ("Let Yourself Go," "Cheek to Cheek") and the Gershwins ("Fascinating Rhythm," "Slap That Bass"), as well as pop covers of songs by Coldplay, Jamie Cullum and Martin Sexton.

Guest stars announced for the album include Yazbeck's On the Town co-star Clyde Alves and Melinda Sullivan ("So You Think You Can Dance," "Glee").

Tony Yazbeck
Tony Yazbeck

 

"The Floor Above Me" is co-written by Yazbeck and Howard Emanuel and features music direction and arrangements by pianist Jerome Korman, joined by Tony Lewis on drums, Tom Hubbard on bass, Marc McGowan on trumpet and Jack Bashkow on woodwinds Todd & Elizabeth Donovan and Rick Leinwohl serve as the album’s executive producers..

Yazbeck has also been seen in Chicago, Gypsy, A Chorus Line, Oklahoma! and Never Gonna Dance.

The album currently available for pre-order at PSClassics.com. Numerous cast albums are also available at PlaybillStore.com.

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