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Kerry Butler, a 2008 Tony Award nominee for her performance in the new musical Xanadu, will celebrate the release of her debut solo recording with a performance and signing May 15 at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes and Noble.

Kerry Butler
Kerry Butler

Butler will offer a half-hour of selections from "Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust" beginning at 5:30 PM. She will be accompanied by Aron Accurso (piano), Scott Kuney (guitar and ukulele), Antoine Silverman (violin) and Dick Sarpola (bass). The singing actress will also autograph copies of the new disc, which was released on the PS Classics label May 13.

"Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust" boasts songs from the Disney canon and features musical direction by Michael Kosarin with orchestrations by Tony winner Michael Starobin and Spamalot's Larry Hochman.

The complete track listing for the new CD follows:

"This Only Happens in the Movies" by Alan Menken & Glenn Slater (from "Who Discovered Roger Rabbit?," c. 1998, unreleased prequel to "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?")

"When You Wish Upon a Star" by Leigh Harline & Ned Washington (from "Pinocchio," 1940) "I'll Try" by Jonatha Brooke (from "Return to Never Land," 2002)

"Call Me a Princess" by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman (cut from "Aladdin," 1992)

"Colors of the Wind" by Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz(from "Pocahontas," 1995)

"It's a Small World"/"God Help the Outcasts" by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman/Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz (from Disneyland's "It's a Small World"/from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," 1996)

"Baby Mine" by Frank Churchill & Ned Washington (from "Dumbo," 1941)

"Minnie's Yoo Hoo" by Carl Stalling & Walt Disney (from "Mickey's Follies," 1929)

"Second Star to the Right" by Sammy Fain & Sammy Cahn (from "Peter Pan," 1953)

"The Bare Necessities" by Terry Gilkyson (from "The Jungle Book," 1967)

"When She Loved Me" by Randy Newman (from "Toy Story 2," 1999)

"Disneyland" by Marvin Hamlisch & Howard Ashman (from "Smile," 1986)

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 musical The Opposite of Sex, which premiered in San Francisco.

The Barnes and Noble at Lincoln Triangle is located at 1972 Broadway at 66th Street in Manhattan. For further information call (212) 595-6859 or visit www.bn.com.

For more information about PS Classics, visit www.psclassics.com.

Cover art for Kerry Butler's solo CD.
Cover art for Kerry Butler's solo CD.

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