Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
Donnie Kehr to Release Solo Album 'BEAUTIFUL STRANGE' on ROB Records/JAZZHEADS

Donnie Kehr to Release Solo Album 'BEAUTIFUL STRANGE' on ROB Records/JAZZHEADS

Kehr produced the 10-track album himself at Good To Go Studios, NYC. 

Broadway journeyman Donnie Kehr has announced the release of his solo album BEAUTIFUL STRANGE on January 24, 2023 on ROB Records/JAZZHEADS.

Says Kehr: "These songs are a reflection; a scrapbook of memories in tune. This album is inspired by people and relationships that profoundly influenced my life. A soul-searching journey to better understand my own heart, the mistakes I've made, and the beauty of this strange world we live in."

Kehr produced the 10-track album himself at Good To Go Studios, NYC. Joining Kehr on backing vocals are Broadway friends including Kris Coleman (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Eric Krop (Motown: The Musical) and Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) on the track "Shift"; and Sam Behr guesting on "Stand Up" and "New York City Strong." Guest musicians include Kevin Kuhn (The Who's Tommy and Lion King) and Ted Baker (Steely Dan and Philip Glass).

Kehr who is best known for his Broadway work (The Who's Tommy; Billy Elliot; AIDA; The Mystery of Edwin Drood; The Human Comedy; and Jersey Boys) was a co-founder and member of the band Urgent; whose debut album Cast The First Stone (EMI/Manhattan Records) charted on the Billboard charts and featured the singles "Running Back" and "Love Can Make You Cry."

His film credits include Jersey Boys (directed by Clint Eastwood); Wall Street; Chaplin (with Robert Downey, Jr. and has appeared on TV ln House of Cards; Gotham; Quanitco; and most recently, Inventing Anna on Netflix.

Continues Kehr: "Urgent was a rock band in the 80's and was a specific genre. However, Beautiful Strange has multiple colors of style and crosses over to many genres. It took 10 years to create this album, I recorded it myself at my home studio in NYC. I grew up listening and learning from my musical heroes. You will hear influences of Sting, Nine Inch Nails, Billy Joel, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel, Elton John & The Beatles."

Kehr is also the driving force behind the PATH Fund who each year present the Rockers On Broadway event; conceived by Kehr and Pete Townshend.

ROB Records is partnered with Jazzheads; and Kehr's album will be the follow-up release on the label after the successful Rockers On Broadway Live-Volume 1.

BEAUTIFUL STRANGE will be available on all streaming and downloadable platforms worldwide on January 24.


KEHR ON BEAUTIFUL STRANGE SONGS:

"Beautiful Strange": A reflection of childhood memories and the human condition.

"Over You": A Rock song about when you've reached your limit.

"Marseille Café": A love story

"Stand Up": When life Sucks, Stand up anyway.

"Shift": When you're stuck, Shift your life gears and keep on moving forward

"Better Late Than Never": for my dad, who I met later in life, but honored and grateful for the time we shared until his passing last year.


BroadwayWorld Shop
Shop BroadwayWorld

Shop this season's new musicals! Get dressed up for a night at the theatre, or just a night at home, with merch from some of Broadway's biggest hits including SOME LIKE IT HOT, KIMBERLY AKIMBO, and more!

Start Shopping



Related Stories
LAVERNE & SHIRLEY Star Cindy Williams Passes Away At 75 Photo
Cindy Williams, a star of stage and screen and one half of the iconic duo, 'Laverne & Shirley' has passed away at the age of 75. 

Nominees Announced for 37th Annual Helen Hayes Awards Photo
Nominations have been announced for the 37th Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 22. Nominees include productions from Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre and more.

BWW Flashback: A Look Back on the Exceptional Career of the Great Hal Prince Photo
In honor of what would have been been his 95th Birthday, BroadwayWorld is looking back on the career of Hal Prince. See highlights from his incredible career in our interactive timeline and watch past performances from his works.

Broadway Bares to Take Place This June at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom Photo
Broadway Bares will once again kick off Pride week in New York City with two performances featuring more than 150 of the city’s dancers on Sunday, June 18, 2023, at Hammerstein Ballroom. See how to purchase tickets!


More Hot Stories For You


Bane Griffith Joins MJ THE MUSICAL as 'Little Michael' Beginning TonightBane Griffith Joins MJ THE MUSICAL as 'Little Michael' Beginning Tonight
January 31, 2023

Bane Griffith will be joining the cast of MJ in the role of ‘Little Michael’ beginning tonight, Tuesday, January 31, sharing the role with Christian Wilson. Originally from Houston, Texas, Bane will make his Broadway debut in the production.

CABARET, A NEW BRAIN, and More Set For Barrington Stage Company's 2023 SeasonCABARET, A NEW BRAIN, and More Set For Barrington Stage Company's 2023 Season
January 31, 2023

Barrington Stage Company has announced its 2023 season, that will feature two major musical revivals, two world premiere plays, and two modern classic play revivals. The season kicks off with Cabaret, playing June 14-July 8 on the Boyd-Quinson Stage.

Designers Behind BLACK PANTHER and More Join THE WIZ; Full Design Team Announced!Designers Behind BLACK PANTHER and More Join THE WIZ; Full Design Team Announced!
January 31, 2023

The design team has been announced for the all-new production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz. The Wiz will launch a national tour in Fall of 2023 in Baltimore, MD before returning to Broadway for a limited engagement in the 2023/24 season. Learn more about the team and the production here!

All New Production of PETER PAN Will Embark on Tour in 2024All New Production of PETER PAN Will Embark on Tour in 2024
January 31, 2023

An all-new production of the timeless Tony Award-winning Broadway classic, PETER PAN will embark on tour in 2024! The new production will premiere at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul, MN this December.

Lena Hall, Brittney Johnson, Eleri Ward Set For BROADWAY SINGS ADELE at Sony HallLena Hall, Brittney Johnson, Eleri Ward Set For BROADWAY SINGS ADELE at Sony Hall
January 31, 2023

On February 26 at 7:30pm, a bombshell cast of stars including Tony Award Winner Lena Hall (Hedwig), Brittney Johnson (Wicked), and Eleri Ward (Only Gold) will belt out new arrangements of the hits of the pop superstar Adele, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra at the beautiful Sony Hall.