Victoria Clark Sings Berlin, Guettel, Arlen and More for New Solo Disc, in Stores Nov. 6

News   Victoria Clark Sings Berlin, Guettel, Arlen and More for New Solo Disc, in Stores Nov. 6
 
PS Classics is in a Manhattan studio Aug. 9 to finish recording Tony Award-winning actress Victoria Clark's first solo album, toward a release date of Nov. 6, Playbill.com has learned.
Victoria Clark
Victoria Clark

The album's tracks have not been announced, but songs by Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Adam Guettel and Ricky Ian Gordon are being recorded at this second and final session for the disc, and join a clutch of other standard and contemporary numbers that were recorded earlier this year.

Ted Sperling, the Tony Award-winning co-orchestrator of The Light in the Piazza, is conductor and musical director of the disc. Among orchestral arrangers are David Loud and Jeff Blumenkrantz, longtime collaborators and pals of the singing actress known for Titanic, How to Succeed in Business… and The Light in the Piazza, for which she won the Best Actress in a Musical Tony.

The disc will be produced by Grammy Award winner Steven Epstein, who previously collaborated with Clark and Sperling on the cast recording of The Light in the Piazza.

PS Classics, co-founded by Tommy Krasker and Philip Chaffin, is dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song.

Victoria Clark received 2006 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, as well as a Drama League honor, for her portrayal of protective but domineering mother Margaret Johnson in the critically acclaimed Craig Lucas-Adam Guettel musical The Light in the Piazza at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater. Clark made her Broadway debut in 1985 in Sunday in the Park With George, and has been a Broadway regular ever since (perhaps most notably, she was second-class passenger Alice Beane in Titanic, and Smitty in the revival of How to Succeed…). In February 2007 she co-starred in the Encores! production of Follies with Donna Murphy, Christine Baranski and Victor Garber.

Among Clark's many theatre-and-pop-related albums (among a host of cast recordings) are two recent PS Classics discs: "Jule Styne in Hollywood" and the studio cast album of "Dream True."

For more information, visit www.psclassics.com.

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