Clark will be celebrating her solo debut recording on the PS Classics label, "Fifteen Seconds of Grace." The singer-actress will be backed by an 11-piece orchestra led by Tony Award winning Light in the Piazza orchestrator Ted Sperling. Sperling also serves as an arranger and musical director for Clark's debut recording.
The recording, released on Nov. 6 by PS Classics, features familiar standards such as Harold Arlen's "Right as the Rain," "Before the Parade Passes By," "I Got Lost In His Arms," Adam Guettel's "Life Is But a Dream," Jeff Blumenkrantz's "Departure," Ricky Ian Gordon's "The Red Dress," as well as "It Might Be You," "Thomas," "How Can I Keep From Singing," and others.
"The songs I’ve chosen for my debut album and this special concert engagement are all about opening up and letting love and adventure into our hearts — and our lives," the actress explains. "Many of the songs are about finding the courage to love and be loved — all kinds of love: for lover, for child, for God, for friends, for oneself. And of course I always have to balance the courage with humor. It is our great life-saver.
"It was important to me to offer these songs as a gift to the listener, so that he or she could hear them in a very personal way. That meant finding new material that touched me deeply, and taking the older standards and theater songs and resetting them in new surprising ways. And I think we have done that, with the help of some of the best musical arrangers/orchestrators in the business: Ted Sperling, David Loud, Jeff Klitz, Alex Rybeck, and Jeff Blumenkrantz."
Victoria Clark was most recently seen on the New York stage in the City Center Encores! presentation of Follies. Clark's Broadway credits include Titanic, Urinetown, Cabaret, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Guys and Dolls, A Grand Night for Singing, and Sunday in the Park With George. The Kaplan Penthouse is located in Lincoln Center's Samuel B. and David Rose Building, at 165 West 65th Street in Manhattan. Show times are 7PM and 9:30PM.
Tickets are $50, with a select number of $90 premium seats available. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.victoriaclarkonline.com.