Xanadu's Butler to Release Solo CD; Concert in March

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Kerry Butler, who plays Kira/Clio in the new musical Xanadu at the Helen Hayes Theatre, will release her debut solo recording later this year.
Kerry Butler
Kerry Butler

Butler's debut solo disc will be available in spring 2008 on the PS Classics label. Although the singing actress has already chosen her song list, one track will be handpicked by her fans via a contest on her official website.

The contest, which is now open, will run through Jan. 30, and Butler fans can enter by visiting www.kerrybutler.net. The person whose song is chosen will have the chance to attend the recording session of that song and will also receive an autographed copy of the disc when it is released.

In a statement, actress Butler said, "For a few years now I've been asked if I was ever going to record my own CD and I'm finally doing it with PS Classics. I am so excited about this project and wanted to do something unique - which was to throw it back to the people who have made suggestions in the past. So I decided I would leave one slot open after I chose the tracks that I just had to sing – and then let the listeners decide what that final song should be.

Butler will also perform at the Ossining Matters Spring Gala concert March 9 at 7:30 PM. The evening will be held at the Ossining High School Auditorium at 29 So. Highland Avenue in Ossining, NY. For tickets visit www.ossiningmatters.org.

Prior to Xanadu, Kerry Butler was most recently on Broadway as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. She portrayed Penny Pingleton in the original Broadway cast of Hairspray, and her other Broadway credits include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Eponine in Les Misérables and Ms. Jones in Blood Brothers. Off-Broadway she was seen in Bat Boy The Musical, The "I" Word, Prodigal and The Folsom Head. She was also part of the cast of the new musical The Opposite of Sex, which premiered in San Francisco.

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