Rebecca Spencer Performs Songs from New CD at Tower Records, April 5

To celebrate the March store release of her second CD, entitled Fair Warning, 2004 Back Stage Bistro Award-winner Rebecca Spencer will sing selections from the recording and sign CDs at the Tower Records - Lincoln Square store in Manhattan on Wednesday, April 5. 

In addition, Spencer has accepted an offer for the role of Madame Giry and shall open the ne  Las Vegas production of The Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian Hotel & Casino, where she will begin rehearsals on April 24 for an anticipated June 24 opening. "The role brings Rebecca back to the haunts of the Paris Opera House fifteen years after her debut as Carlotta in Sir Andrew and Mr. Prince’s Hamburg, Germany production," according to press notes.  The actress, who is also a noted concert soloist, has also been seen on Broadway in Jekyll & Hyde, and created the role of Emma in the original Alley Theatre production.

Spencer's debut recording Wide Awake and Dreaming (LML Music) began a collaboration with pianist Philip Fortenberry featured "contemporary art song interpretations, inspired by the lyrics. Fair Warning at its heart is a dedication to the human spirit and was inspired by a magical encounter with a group of ladies belonging to the Red Hat Society."

The track listing for Fair Warning is:

"The Girl Who Used to be Me"   (Bergman/Hamlisch)
"Stardust"  (Parish/Carmichael)/Deep Purple   (Parish/Derose)
"Instead"   (Morris Sheffield/Keith Thompson)
"Summertime"   (Heyward/Gershwin)
"You Must Love Me"   (Rice/Webber)
"Something in Red"   (Angela Kaset)
"Hymns"  (David Maddux/Paul McCusker)
"I Quietly Turned to You"  (Buryl Red/Regan Courtney )
"The Memory"  (Keith Thompson)
"Virginia’'s Response"   (Keith Thompson)
"Eat, Drink and be Mary!"  (Keith Thompson)
"A Prayer"   (Vangelis)

Fair Warning, like Spencer's first solo recording, is self-produced CD.  Spencer served as executive producer for the new recording, and as co-producer with pianist and musical director Philip Fortenberry and composer and orchestrator, Keith Thompson.

Full information about the recording on the LML Music label, including song samples, is available at

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