By Kenneth Jones
28 Jan 2013
At the store event, at 86th Street and Lexington Avenue, three-time Tony Award nominee Luker (Show Boat, The Music Man, Mary Poppins) will be singing selections from "I Got Love: Songs of Jerome Kern," which gets released Tuesday, Jan. 29. She will then be joined by Heidi Blickenstaff, Philip Chaffin, Graham Rowat and Matthew Scott in a set of selections from the recently released studio recording of the David Loud-crafted Kern revue, The Land Where the Good Songs Go. Luker is heard on both releases. All five artists will be signing CDs.
Because Luker's album doesn't hit streets until Tuesday, customers attending the instore will need to buy the CD on site if they want a disc signed; Barnes & Noble will begin selling it a day early to accommodate need. The albums are also available at psclassics.com.
Founded in 2000 by Tommy Krasker & Philip Chaffin, and an eight-time Grammy nominee (for its cast albums of Porgy and Bess, Follies, Assassins, Nine: The Musical, Grey Gardens, Company, A Little Night Music and Sondheim on Sondheim), PS Classics celebrates the heritage of Broadway and American popular song through award-winning cast recordings; solo albums by such artists as Maureen McGovern, Victoria Clark, Kate Baldwin, Steven Pasquale, Liz Callaway and Christine Andreas; and restorations of long-lost musicals, including Sweet Bye and Bye, Strike Up the Band 1930 and Kitty's Kisses. Recent releases include the 2012 Encores! recording of Merrily We Roll Along, the new Broadway cast album of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and its acclaimed studio cast recording of George Gershwin's earliest surviving score, Sweet Little Devil.