Seven-time Grammy Award nominee Robert Sher ( Gypsy, How to Succeed, Nice Work If You Can Get It) produced the album. LuPone earned acclaim for the concert evening that opened 54 Below in June. She returned for a second engagement in August and also played a special New Year's Eve performance there.
The live album also includes dialogue and stories that thread the evening together. The songs featured on the album follow.
Gypsy In My Soul" (Clay A. Boland and Moe Jaffe)
"Nightlife" (Willie Nelson)
"Bilbao" ( Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht)
"Far Away Places" (Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney)
"Black Market" (Frederick Hollander)
"Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking" ( Cole Porter)
"I Wanna Be Around" ( Johnny Mercer)
"Ah, the Sea is Blue" (Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht)
"I Cover the Waterfront" (Johnny Green and Edward Heyman)
"Pirate Jenny" (Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht)
"By the Sea" ( Stephen Sondheim)
"I Regret Everything" (Bill Burnett and Marguerite Sarlin)
"Hymn to Love" ( Edith Piaf and Marguerite Monnot)
"Travelin' Light" (Jimmy Mundy and Trummy Young)
"Nights on Broadway" (Bee Gees)
"September Song" ( Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson)
Far Away Places, directed by Scott Wittman and written by Jeffrey Richman, features "a little bit of Gypsy in My Soul, which has never been done in New York, and one song from Patti LuPone on Broadway, 'Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking,' and the rest is brand-new," the award-winning actress told Playbill.com. Among the new songs are "Pirate Jenny," "Traveling Light," "Black Market" and the title tune. This series will continue with releases from other current and forthcoming 54 Below artists representing the top names on Broadway.
54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. Tickets and additional information are available at 54Below.com.