"Let's See What Happens," devoted to songs penned by Burton Lane and E.Y. Harburg, both separately and together, will be released in stores Oct. 20. Rob Berman serves as music director; the orchestrations are by Jason Robert Brown, Sam Davis, Joel Fram, Steve Marzullo, Joshua Rosenblum, Georgia Stitt, Joseph Thalken and Jonathan Tunick. The album, which features a special appearance by Jonathan Tunick and His Broadway Moonlighters, is produced by PS Classics co-founder Tommy Krasker.
Baldwin told Playbill.com in June, "I had the extraordinary good fortune to star in Finian's Rainbow this spring [in the Encores! concert series] and fell in love with Burton Lane and Yip Harburg all over again. I have such a strong, personal connection to their work — I've loved Burton Lane's beautiful melodies for years and am still discovering Yip Harburg lyrics that delight me. I felt like they'd be the perfect companions as I embark on my first solo album."
The track listing follows: "That Something Extra Special"
Jule Styne & E.Y. Harburg (from Darling of the Day, 1968)
"How About You?"
Burton Lane & Ralph Freed (from "Babes on Broadway," 1941) "Moments Like This"
Burton Lane & Frank Loesser (from "College Swing," 1938)
"Here's to Your Illusions"
Sammy Fain & E.Y. Harburg (from Flahooley, 1951)
"Have Feet, Will Dance"
Burton Lane & Dorothy Fields (from the TV musical "Junior Miss," 1957)
"How Are Things in Glocca Morra?"
Burton Lane & E.Y. Harburg (from Finian's Rainbow, 1947)
Burton Lane & E.Y. Harburg (from "Ship Ahoy," 1942)
"Paris Is a Lonely Town"
Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg (from "Gay Purr-ee," 1962)
"I Like the Likes of You"
Vernon Duke & E.Y. Harburg (from Ziegfeld Follies of 1934)
"Let's See What Happens"/"Open Your Eyes"
Jule Styne & E.Y. Harburg (from Darling of the Day, 1968)/Burton Lane & Alan Jay Lerner (from "Royal Wedding," 1951)
"Where Have I Seen Your Face Before?"
Burton Lane & E.Y. Harburg
"He Wasn't You"
Burton Lane & Alan Jay Lerner (from On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, 1965)
"I Don't Think I'll End It All Today" Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg (from Jamaica, 1957)
"The World Is in My Arms"
Burton Lane & E.Y. Harburg (from Hold On to Your Hats, 1940)
The CD booklet includes liner notes by Harold Prince.
Baldwin has appeared on Broadway in The Full Monty, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Wonderful Town, as well as in Sondheim's Opening Doors at Zankel Hall. Regional roles include Betty Haynes in Irving Berlin's White Christmas in Toronto, San Francisco, and Detroit; Katharine in Henry V at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Mary in The Women at San Diego's Old Globe; Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (Helen Hayes Award nomination) at Arena Stage; and Amalia in She Loves Me (IRNE nomination) at Huntington Theatre Company and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Her concert work includes two appearances with Stephen Sondheim, as well as performances with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center. She is currently featured on the new PS Classics release, "Alphabet City Cycle," by Georgia Stitt and Marcy Heisler.
Founded in 2000 by Tommy Krasker & Philip Chaffin, and a four-time Grammy nominee (for its cast albums of Assassins, Nine: The Musical, Grey Gardens and Company), PS Classics "celebrates the heritage of Broadway and American popular song" through its critically acclaimed cast recordings; solo albums by such luminaries as Maureen McGovern, Victoria Clark, Jessica Molaskey and Christine Andreas; and recordings drawn from rare sound archives, including "Sondheim Sings." Recent releases include the original cast recordings of Road Show and The Story of My Life, and solo albums by Steven Pasquale, Malcolm Gets and Stephanie J. Block. Upcoming discs include solo albums from Rebecca Luker and Liz Callaway, and an all-star studio cast recording of the 1926 musical Kitty's Kisses.
For more information visit www.psclassics.com.