Lucie Arnaz Has Full Plate With New CD, Ballroom Reading and CD Signing

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Singing actress Lucie Arnaz, who was recently joined by Raúl Esparza, Valarie Pettiford and Desi Arnaz, Jr. for Babalu: The American Songbook Goes Latin at the 92nd Street Y, has released a new solo recording.
Lucie Arnaz
Lucie Arnaz

Entitled "Latin Roots," the musical tribute to her father, the late Desi Arnaz, is now available on the LML Records label. The recording features arrangements by Lucie Arnaz's long-time collaborator, pianist-arranger-composer-conductor Ron Abel. The complete track listing follows:

You and the Night and the Music
I'll See You in C - U - B - A
Rumba Matumba
Blame It on the Bossa Nova
Johnny Angel
The Music in Your Heart
It's All Right with Me/Somethings Gotta Give
Fools Rush In
Just to be Near You
El Cumbanchero
I Love You
Babalu/La Copa de la Vida
Leader of the Band

To celebrate the release of the new disc, Arnaz will perform and autograph CDs at the Manhattan J&R Music (23 Park Row) on March 26 at noon. She will be joined there by Papo Pepin, percussionist from the Chico O'Farrell Orchestra, and her son, Joe Luckinbill; the latter penned a tune with his mother for the new recording.

Arnaz will also be part of the May reading of the revised version of the Alan and Marilyn Bergman musical Ballroom, which will be directed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell. As previously reported, Tony and Emmy winner Tyne Daly will star; Arnaz will take on the role of Angie.

Lucie Arnaz received a Theatre World Award for her performance in the Neil Simon/Marvin Hamlisch/Carole Bayer Sager musical, They're Playing Our Song. She returned to Broadway 13 years later to star in Simon's Pulitzer Prize/Tony Award-winning play, Lost in Yonkers. Arnaz starred opposite Tommy Tune in the national tour of My One and Only, and opposite husband Laurence Luckinbill in the national tours of Whose Life Is It Anyway? and Social Security. She also starred in the West End premiere of the musical, The Witches of Eastwick. Arnaz is the winner of the Emmy Award, Theatre World Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Sarah Siddons Award and the Carbonell Award. She was most recently on Broadway in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. "Latin Roots" is priced $16.98; for more information click here.

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