Victoria Clark, Raul Esparza, Sutton Foster, Anika Noni Rose Heard on "Broadway Lullaby Project" CD, Arriving May 8
By Andrew Gans
"Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project," a two-CD, 26-song set of lullabies composed and sung by some of Broadway's finest, arrives May 8; a lavishly illustrated book and e-book are also released. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Young Survival Coalition.
Among the vocalists heard on the recording are Anastasia Barzee, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Raul Esparza, Sutton Foster, Brian D’Arcy James, Rebecca Luker, Kelli O’Hara, Donna Murphy, Anika Noni Rose and Vanessa Williams.
The artists can heard singing tunes penned by Rupert Holmes, Tom Kitt, Henry Krieger with Bill Russell, Bobby Lopez with Kristen Anderson Lopez, Jill Santoriello with John Patrick Shanley, Stephen Schwartz, David Shire, and Nona Hendryx with Marva Hicks and Charles Randolph-Wright.
The book features cover illustration by cartoonist/playwright Jules Feiffer, along with a foreword written by Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton. Other illustrators include R. Gregory Christie, Richard Egielski, Betsy Lewin, Anna Louizos, Marc Simont, Neil Waldman, Tony Walton and Paul O. Zelinsky.
The project has also been documented in the form of a short film that tells the story of the Broadway Lullaby Project from conception to completion. "Through interviews and rare behind-the-scenes footage, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning documentarian Barbara Rick and Out of The Blue Films, Inc. chronicle the inspiration, rehearsals, recording sessions, and artistic processes of many of Broadway’s brightest stars, world-renowned jazz musicians, and our most-loved illustrators—all united to combat breast cancer through the comfort and beauty of music and art," according to press notes.
"Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project" is co-produced by Kate Dawson and Jodi Glucksman.
For more information visit overthemoonbroadway.com.
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