The new disc from LuPone, who is currently starring in the acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, is based on her cabaret/concert act of the same name, which she has performed in New York at Feinstein's at the Regency, in Los Angeles at the Cinegrill and in San Francisco at the Plush Room. The Lady with the Torch was also the title of LuPone's most recent, sold-out Carnegie Hall evening.
The complete track list for "The Lady with the Torch" follows:
"The Man I Love" (George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin)
"Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" (Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn)
"Something Cool " (Billy Barnes)
"A Cottage for Sale" (Willard Robinson/Larry Conley)
"Ill Wind" (Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler)
"I Wanna Be Around" (Johnny Mercer/Sadie Zimmerstedt)
"The Other Woman" (Jessie Mae Robinson)
"Do It Again" (George Gershwin/B.G. DeSylva)
"Early Autumn" (Ralph Burns, Woody Herman, Johnny Mercer)
"I’m Through with Love" (Gus Kahn/Matt Malneck/Tom Adair)
"So in Love" (Cole Porter)
"My Buddy" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
"Body and Soul " (John W. Green/Edward Heyman/Robert Sour/Frank Eyton)
"Don't Like Goodbyes" (Harold Arlen, Truman Capote)
A Tony Award winner for her work in Evita, Patti LuPone also earned an Olivier Award for her performances in the West End productions of Lés Misérables and The Cradle Will Rock. Her other theatrical credits include Sunset Boulevard, Anything Goes, Oliver!, Working, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class and Pal Joey. LuPone also headlined two solo Broadway concerts, Patti LuPone On Broadway and Matters of the Heart, and received glowing notices for her performance as Mrs. Lovett in the Lincoln Center concert version of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. She was seen last year in the Kennedy Center's staging of Marc Blitzstein's Regina, and this summer she will play Mama Rose in the Ravinia Festival's presentation of Gypsy.
LuPone will celebrate her new recording with an appearance on NBC's "The Today Show" April 26, and she will also perform a special concert of "The Lady with the Torch" to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS May 22 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. For more information visit www.ghostlightrecords.com.