EXCLUSIVE! Cover & Track-Listing For Sierra Boggess's AWAKENING: LIVE AT 54 BELOW
BroadwayWorld is thrilled to bring you the exclusive first look at the cover and track-listing for Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess's eagerly anticipated new solo album recently recorded live at hot NYC cabaret venue 54 Below, titled AWAKENING: LIVE AT 54 BELOW.
Opera to THE SOUND OF MUSIC and HELLO, DOLLY! to POCAHONTAS, THE LITTLE MERMAID and much more, Boggess performs a vast array of challenging and celebrated material on the new album, her first solo recording, showing off her incredible versatility and ease with a wide range of styles.
Sierra Boggess's AWAKENING: LIVE AT 54 BELOW is set for release on December 10.
The complete track-listing for Sierra Boggess's AWAKENING: LIVE AT 54 BELOW is as follows:
1. I Have Confidence
2. "Welcome: Awakening"
4. "Inspiration: Opera"
5. Quando M'en Vo
6. Donde Lieta
7. "Inspiration: My father"
9. "Inspiration: Nature"
10. How Come
11. Just Around the Riverbend
12. Can You Imagine
13. Part of Your World
14. "Inspiration: You are Enough!"
15. I Don't Care
16. "Inspiration: Gillian Lynne, Hal Prince, Andrew Lloyd Webber"
17. The Ultimate Medley with apologies to ALW
18. "Inspiration: Barbra Streisand"
19. Before the Parade Passes By
20. A Quiet Thing
21. "Inspiration: Grandparents"
22. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
23. You'll Never Know
24. "Closing Remarks"
25. Live Out Loud
26. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
For more information and a larger view of the cover, check out the full official press release below:
Awakening: Live at 54 Below
(November 21, 2013 - New York, NY) - Sierra Boggess' "Awakening: Live At 54 BELOW" will be released digitally on December 6th and on CD on December 10th, 2013. The CD is now available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00GNKOYCG. The iTunes and CD editions of the album will include liner notes essays from Broadway legends Hal Prince and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
In his liner notes, Prince called Sierra, "a crystal-clear soprano and she can belt with the best of 'em. Add to that, she's as good and true an actress as I've ever worked with and all of this talent is delivered in a beautiful package."
Lloyd Webber offered, "Sierra is a one-off, a true original, someone who I cannot wait to work with again if she will allow me to."
Sierra Boggess is perhaps best known for her Broadway performances as Ariel in The Little Mermaid and as Christine in the 25th Anniversary Engagement of The Phantom of the Opera as well as portraying Christine in the Phantom sequel, Love Never Dies.
"I am thrilled to announce that my debut solo album is my live show at 54 BELOW! I hope anyone who hears it enjoys the journey we go on together and feels inspired and awakened!" said Boggess.
Sierra is joined on a few selected songs by two members of her family: Summer Boggess on cello and her father, Mike Boggess, on an acoustic guitar he built himself. "Sierra Boggess is a stunning talent and we feel incredibly fortunate to include her debut solo recording as part of our Live at 54 BELOW album series," said Van Dean, co-founder of Broadway Records.
The music director for "Awakening: Live at 54 BELOW" is Brian Hertz and the recording is produced by Michael Moritz and executive produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard, of The Broadway Consortium. "Awakening" is the latest in the "Live at 54 BELOW" series that started earlier this year with albums by Patti LuPone, Norbert Leo Butz, Christiane Noll, Andrea McArdle, Aaron Tveit, Laura Benanti and the just announced Michael Cerveris & Loose Cattle and Bebe Neuwirth. More albums in the series will be announced shortly.
Sierra Boggess returns to 54 BELOW December 2, 4 and 5 at 7PM, and December 6 and 7 at 8PM to celebrate the release of her album. Tickets are $45 - $60 cover plus a $25 minimum. To purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 2:00pm are only available by calling 646-476-3551.
Sierra Boggess: Broadway credits include the 25th Anniversary engagement in The Phantom of the Opera, the revival of Master Class (opposite Tyne Daly) and The Little Mermaid (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations, Broadway.com Award- Favorite Breakthrough Performance). Boggess' London credits include Les Miserables, the 25th Anniversary Concerts of The Phantom Of The Opera at Royal Albert Hall and Love Never Dies (Olivier Award nomination). Other NY theatre credits include the final cast of off-Broadway's Love, Loss And What I Wore and Music in the Air for Encores! Boggess starred as Christine Daae in the Las Vegas production of The Phantom of the Opera. Regionally, she has been seen in Princesses (World Premiere, Goodspeed Opera House and Seattle 5th Avenue Theater) and the national tour of Les Miserables. Recordings include "Rogers & Hammerstein: At The Movies" (with the John Wilson Orchestra), the 25th Anniversary Concert of The Phantom Of The Opera (also on DVD), the Symphonic Recording of Love Never Dies, The Little Mermaid and Andrew Lippa's A Little Princess. Concert appearances include The BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series: The Lyrics of David Zippel at Lincoln Center, New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and Broadway by the Year at Town Hall. After two sold out shows this past August, she'll return to 54 BELOW this December to celebrate the release of her first solo recording.
BROADWAY RECORDS is a new label dedicated to Broadway and Off Broadway-related recordings and is a division of the theatrical production and investment company, The Broadway Consortium. The Broadway Consortium (winner of Best Revival of a Musical Tony Award in 2012) was co-founded by Van Dean and Kenny Howard. Broadway Records releases include the Original Broadway Cast Recordings of Matilda The Musical, Bonnie & Clyde and Lysistrata Jones, "Nick Jonas: Songs from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying", "Laura Osnes: Dream A Little Dream - Live at the Café Carlyle" and Jekyll & Hyde 2012 Concept Recording and its new series of "Live at 54 BELOW" recordings. The Broadway Consortium's Broadway producing credits include Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Big Fish, Chinglish, Bonnie & Clyde, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and Evita (2012). West End: Master Class (2012). The Broadway Consortium was also the lead producer of January's From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook which recently aired on NY area PBS stations. Together, Kenny and Van executive produced the Grammy nominated 2011 Broadway Cast Recording of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette. The general counsel for Broadway Records and The Broadway Consortium is Barry Miller.
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. In their description of 54 BELOW, The New York Times writes "the club has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs." Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com.
For more information on Broadway Records or the album series, contact: Beth Krakower, CineMedia Promotions @ 212.533.6864, email@example.com, or @cinemediapromo on Twitter
From This Author Pat Cerasaro