Her act, called Blood and Feathers, has been playing at the famed nightspot since January. The CD, expected in stores by June, will be called "Ute Lemper Live at the Café Carlyle: Blood and Feathers." Lemper made her Broadway debut in Chicago, and is known internationally for her interpretations of theatre music, European cabaret songs and tunes by Kurt Weill.
Hugh Fordin said DRG plans to stick with the singer (once of the Universal Decca label) for future CD and DVD releases.
About her new show, Lemper said in a statement, "[Audiences] should prepare to be taken on a ride through the joints of Berlin, Paris and New York to catch the spirits of poets and provocateurs, to hear stories between war and peace, to move from temptation to serenity, all decorated with blood and feathers!"
Lemper also added, "Pirate Jenny will meet Edith Piaf and both will tell stories of lost love, betrayal, politics and revenge in the year 2005 — the scene is New York, the club is glamorous, but the stories are true!"
The songlist of the evening includes works by Weill, Brecht, Hollaender, Brel, Prevert, Sondheim and Kander and Ebb. Lemper offers a few of her own compositions as well.
The chanteuse is working with Vana Gierig on piano, Mark Lambert on acoustic guitar, Greg Jones on bass and Todd Turkisher on drums.
She was named Billboard Crossover Artist of 1993-94, and her theatre credits feature roles in Peter Pan, Cabaret and Blue Angel. Lemper's many solo discs include "Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill," "Illusions," "Punishing Kiss," "Berlin Cabaret Songs" and "City of Strangers."
Café Carlyle is located within the Carlyle Hotel at Madison Avenue and 76th Street.
Visit www.thecarlyle.com and www.drgrecords.com for more information.