Entitled "Melissa Errico: What About Today? - Live at 54 BELOW," the new CD will be available on Broadway Records Oct. 16. The album is available for pre-order by clicking here.
This 15-track collection includes 11 songs that Errico has never recorded before, including the title track by David Shire, "Show Me" from Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, along with a favorite song from Frank Wildhorn's Dracula, The Musical, which was also never recorded.
Of her work at 54, Errico said in a statement, "I never had so much fun with an audience in my life. I was so happy to have a second run there, and this was the most dynamic set list I have ever sung thanks to my wonderful director and the band of a lifetime. I juggled some big songs in some high heels that week! I also lost an earring one night and spent a good deal of time crawling around on my knees trying to find it and giggling with the crowd. We aren't able to capture that exactly, but everything else is pretty much there! It was a musical party, and I hope people will enjoy. I am so grateful to Broadway Records and Van Dean for including me in their incredible series."
The complete track listing follows:
1. “Why are actors so nuts?” 2. What About Today?
3. “Do you like this hair flip?”
4. The Summer Knows
5. “Those were seals...”
6. The April Fools
7. “Let's stay at the movies a little longer...”
8. His Eyes, Her Eyes
9. “How ‘bout we do a little Broadway?”
10. It’s An Art
11. “One perfect storm of a song...”
13. “Where does that leave us?”
14. Getting Married Today
15. “Time to regroup...”
16. No More
17. “It doesn’t get better than this...”
18. Small World
19. Show Me
20. The Heart Is Slow To Learn
21. “I got the idea to write this...”
22. Gentle Child
23. “I am really bananas about Eydie Gormé…”
24. What Did I Have That I Don’t Have?
25. Last Dance
26. “I’m like Cher in Moonstruck!”
27. How Are Things In Glocca Morra?
The new recording is produced by Michael J. Moritz, Jr. and executive-produced by Bryan John. The concert was conceived and directed by Richard Jay-Alexander with musical director Tedd Firth on piano.