Jason Danieley and Marin Mazzie Record Duets Album
PS CLASSICS has announced plans to record Jason Danieley and Marin Mazzie, "Broadway's golden couple" (The San Francisco Chronicle), in a studio recording drawn from their acclaimed evening of duets, "Opposite You." The album, music directed by David Loud and produced by PS Classics co-founder Tommy Krasker, will be recorded in a New York studio on May 11th and 12th. The label anticipates a fall 2005 release.
"Opposite You" celebrates Broadway duets from Berlin and Arlen to Sondheim and Ahrens & Flaherty. Husband-and-wife team Jason Danieley and Marin Mazzie created it for the American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center in October 2002, and have since refined it and performed it to great acclaim in venues ranging from Joe's Pub in New York City to The Cinegrill in Los Angeles. For this new recording, orchestrators Bill Brohn, Larry Hochman, Chris Jahnke, and Joseph Thalken will be augmenting the accompaniment with new arrangements.
Jason Danieley made his Broadway debut as the title character in Candide, directed by Harold Prince, receiving a Theatre World Award, a Drama League Award and a Drama desk nomination. Other Broadway credits include The Full Monty (also in London's West End). He has starred in concerts of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Strike Up the Band, and Allegro for City Center's Encores! series, and appeared off-Broadway in The Trojan Women: A Love Story, Dream True (Ricky Ian Gordon), and Floyd Collins (Adam Guettel). He and his wife Marin Mazzie recently performed together in the musicals 110 in the Shade (Pasadena) and Brigadoon (Reprise! in Los Angeles) to critical acclaim. In addition, they have had multiple return engagements with the New York, Boston, and Philly Pops, the San Francisco Symphony, and performances with the St. Louis, Utah, Buffalo, and Minnesota symphonies.
Marin Mazzie most recently starred on Broadway as "Aldonza/Dulcinea" in the long-running revival of Man of La Mancha. She received Tony and Drama Desk nominations and an Outer Critics Circle award for her performance in the hit revival of Kiss Me, Kate, and later received an Olivier Award nomination when she made her West End debut in the show. Other Broadway credits include Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics nominations), Passion (Tony nomination), Into the Woods, Big River, and Out of This World (Encores!). She has appeared off-Broadway in The Vagina Monologues, The Trojan Women: A Love Story, and And the World Goes 'Round (also national tour). On television, she has a recurring role on the CBS sitcom "Still Standing," playing the all-too-perfect wife (of Kevin Nealon) Kathy Halverson.
David Loud was the music director for Ragtime on Broadway, as well as A Class Act, Steel Pier, The Look of Love, and the revivals of She Loves Me, Company, and The Boys From Syracuse. Off-Broadway, he created the vocal and dance arrangements for And the World Goes 'Round (Outer Critic's Circle and Drama Desk awards, Best Musical Revue). Regional work includes the world premieres of Kander and Ebb's The Visit, and Harold and Maude. He originated the role of Manny in Terrence McNally's Master Class, and he made his Broadway debut in Harold Prince's original 1981 production of Merrily We Roll Along. His song cycle, Translations, based on the love sonnets of Pablo Neruda, premiered at the Thalia in New York City in 2003. He is a graduate of Yale University.
Twice Grammy-nominated (for its Broadway cast recordings of Assassins and Nine: The Musical), PS Classics, co-founded by Tommy Krasker & Philip Chaffin, has been profiled in publications such as The New York Times for its diverse line of show albums, solo CDs and songbook recordings. Its cast albums celebrate Broadway (The Frogs, Fiddler on the Roof, A Year With Frog and Toad), off-Broadway (My Life With Albertine and Zanna, Don't!), and regional theatre (Ricky Ian Gordon's Only Heaven and Michael John LaChiusa's First Lady Suite). Its solo albums range from jazz (Jessica Molaskey: Make Believe) to folk (Rebecca Luker: Leaving Home) to pure show music (Christine Andreas: Here's to the Ladies). And the composers highlighted range from Billy Strayhorn and Jerome Moross to Maury Yeston and Jason Robert Brown. PS Classics is distributed exclusively by Image Entertainment. For more information, visit www.psclassics.com.