Track List Revealed for Laura Benanti's IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTENTION Album!
Laura Benanti's "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live At 54 BELOW" will be released digitally onSeptember 6th and on CD on September 10, 2013. The CD is now available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00CRU5YW0. The track listing and cover art were unveiled today by Broadway Records.
Following the tremendous success of her first solo show, which played sold out venues across the country, stage and television star Laura Benanti debuted a brand new piece in May, "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention." Fusing theatre standards with pop music and original songs, Ms. Benanti's unique blend of humor and vocal nuance delivered an unforgettable evening. In celebration of the release of her first album, audiences will have another chance to see the performer critics call "brilliantly funny" with an "exquisite voice," and whose mother calls "very very good," in a night that she desperately hopes brings her the right kind of attention. Ms. Benanti will be performing her return engagement at 54 BELOW Sept. 19-21.
"Having Laura Benanti record her debut album as part of our 54 BELOW CD series is exciting for us as her contribution to the New York theatre scene is undeniable," says Kenny Howard co-founder of Broadway Records, "it also continues to further our mission to preserve amazing Broadway talent in the incredible intimate setting of 54 BELOW."
Laura Benanti's new album is produced by Aaron Ankrum and executive produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard, of The Broadway Consortium, and Ken Mahoney. "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention" 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 and Andrea McArdle. Aaron Tveit's "The Radio In My Head" will also be released on September 10th. More albums in the series will be announced shortly.
Showtimes are scheduled for Sept. 19 at 7 PM, Sept. 20 at 8 PM and 11 PM, andSept. 21 at 8 PM.
I'm Old Fashioned
My Time of Day
On The Street Where I Lived
Starry Eyed/Video Games
"Why I am the way that I am"
He Comes for Conversation
"We are being recorded"
Tilly's Aria/Frank and Tilly Make Love
"Todd Almond explains it all"
Spring Is Coming
"My favorite thing that ever happened to me"
The Ukulele Song
I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore
"Good luck everyone"
54 BELOW is owned and operated by Tony Award winning producers Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Steven Baruch.
Laura Benanti has brought her unique abilities to comedies, dramas and musicals since she took Broadway by storm at the age of 18.
She received a Drama Desk award, Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony Nomination for her starring role in the Broadway production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown for Lincoln Center, where she also starred in Sarah Ruhl'sIn the Next Room or The Vibrator Play. Ms. Benanti also demonstrated her comic flair in The Public Theater's production of Christopher Durang's Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them.
Ms. Benanti earned the 2008 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her revelatory portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone and directed by Arthur Laurents.
Her other Broadway roles include her Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominated performance of Cinderella in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woodsand her sultry Tony nominated turn in Swing! She also starred opposite Antonio Banderas as his muse in the celebrated revival of Nine. Benanti began her multifaceted career as Maria in The Sound of Music opposite Richard Chamberlain.
Other distinguished theater performances include Perdita in The Winter's Tale at the Williamstown Theatre Festival opposite Kate Burton, Anne in A Little Night Music at the L.A. Opera opposite Victor Garber, and Eileen in City Center EncoresWonderful Town. Benanti completed a week-long engagement at the popular New York cabaret club, 54 Below, for which The New York Times hailed her as an "supremely confident" performer whose "bright, full soprano, with its semioperatic heft, can go almost anywhere."
Ms. Benanti recently wrapped production on the NBC sitcom GO ON in which she starred opposite Matthew Perry. Recently she starred in the NBC series The Playboy Club. Other television roles include recurring roles on Royal Pains, The Big C and Law & Order: SVU. Benanti can be seen in the Films Take the Lead andMeskada.
For more about Laura Benanti, visit her website at www.laurabenanti.com
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 andKenny 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 (coming next month), 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 ofHow 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.