PR: Jarrod Spector

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BROADWAY RECORDS SET TO RELEASE JARROD SPECTOR ALBUM
RECORDED LIVE AT 54 BELOW

(February 28, 2013 – New York, NY) – Broadway Records will release Jarrod Spector’s "A Little Help From My Friends: Live At 54 BELOW" digitally and on CD on March 25th, 2014. The CD is available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00IP9ZAG2. The CD will be available in advance to those attending Jarrod’s upcoming 54 BELOW concerts on March 10th, 23rd and 24th. Spector will be signing CDs at these 54 BELOW performances as well as at his engagement on March 31st at 54 BELOW.

“Putting together this show and album affected me in a deep and profound way,” Spector noted. The album, which features music from artists like Billy Joel, Enrico Caruso, Little Richard, Freddie Mercury, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, and Bono required exhaustive research. “In researching this album, I was immersed in the music of these venerated artists whom I’ve adored my whole life. After portraying one man [Frankie Vallie] for 1500 performances with Jersey Boys, I was haunted by identity fears. Being able to delve into the repertoire of other artists helped quell them. I now feel a sense of fraternity with these artists.”

“Jarrod is a truly gifted performer with an astonishing range and ‘A Little Help From My Friends’ is a worthy addition to our ever expanding ‘Live at 54 BELOW’ album series,” said Van Dean, co-founder of Broadway Records. “This recording is the 25th we have released since starting the label in 2012 and is a fitting way to welcome Jarrod to the Broadway Records family.”

The music director for “A Little Help From My Friends: Live at 54 BELOW” is Adam Ben-David and the recording is produced by Michael J. Moritz, Jr. and Jarrod Spector and executive produced by Rich Aronstein and The Broadway Consortium. “A Little Help From My Friends” 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 most recently released Sierra Boggess, Michael Cerveris & Loose Cattle and Bebe Neuwirth. More albums in the series will be announced shortly.

Song Listing:

With A Little Help From My Friends
When I Was Your Man / Faith / Good Vibrations
Sweet Home Chicago
When You Wish Upon a Star
Unchained Melody
Good Golly Miss Molly/Tutti Frutti
Who's Lovin' You
Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing
Maybe I'm Amazed
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Una Furtiva Lagrima / Somebody to Love
If I Can't Have You
It's All Coming Back to Me Now
Uptown Girl / Walk Like a Man
Marianne / Beggin'
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Jarrod Spector returns to 54 BELOW March 10 at 7PM, and March 23, 24 and 31 at 9:30PM to celebrate the release of his album. Tickets are $30 - $40 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.

54 BELOW is owned and operated by Tony Award winning producers Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Steven Baruch.

JARROD SPECTOR recently ended his tenure as Frankie Valli in the Broadway smash hit Jersey Boys after a record 1500 performances in the role. He is currently on Broadway portraying another music icon, songwriter Barry Mann, in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theater.

Originally from Philadelphia, Jarrod started his professional career very early, as a winner of Ed McMahon’s Star Search at age six before making his Broadway debut as the plucky Gavroche in Les Miserables at age nine. He later attended Princeton University and trained at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School conservatory. Jarrod was playing the title role in Hamlet in an off-Broadway production when he was cast in and began his six-year odyssey with Jersey Boys.

In addition to theater Jarrod has launched a very successful career as a concert and cabaret artist, reinventing and reenergizing cabaret and challenging what constitutes the Great American Songbook. His New York debut show, Minor Fall, Major Lift, received critical acclaim and played dozens of performances at various NY institutions including Feinstein’s, as well as theaters and concert venues around the country. Jarrod’s newest venture, A Little Help From My Friends, premiered in October 2013 at 54 BELOW with four sold-out performances. Said critic Brian Scott Lipton, “By evening’s end, it’s clear that had Spector chosen not to devote his career to Broadway…this slightly petite dynamo with the big voice and the killer falsetto could easily earn his own place in the vaulted pantheon of pop royalty.”

Jarrod’s first album, a studio recording of Minor Fall, Major Lift, is available on iTunes and Amazon. For upcoming concert dates and more information find Jarrod on Facebook and twitter (@jarrodspector).

BROADWAY RECORDS is a label dedicated to Broadway and Off Broadway-related recordings. Broadway Records releases include the Original Broadway Cast Recordings of Matilda The Musical (Grammy Award® nominated), Big Fish, A Night With Janis Joplin, 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 including artists such as Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, Laura Benanti, Bebe Neuwirth and more. Broadway Records was co-founded by Tony Award® winning Broadway producer Van Dean whose producing credits include Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Velocity of Autumn, Big Fish, Chinglish, Bonnie & Clyde, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Evita (2012) and Catch Me If You Can. Van also co-conceived From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook which aired on NY area PBS stations last summer and will soon be released on DVD, BluRay and CD. Van co-executive produced the Grammy® nominated 2011 Broadway Cast Recording of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette. Rob Hinderliter and Dominick LaRuffa, Jr. are general managers and Yvette Kojic is the social media director for Broadway Records.
www.BroadwayRecords.com

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.

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gleek4114
Broadway Star
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PR: Jarrod Spector
Posted: 3/10/14 at 10:50pm
All I want to know is where's Alice Ripley's CD? It was recorded in September and was supposed to released in November 2013. I'm still waiting. I would give anything to have that CD!! I attended the performance that was recorded and would love to relive it. GET IT TOGETHER 54 BELOW!!!!