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Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!For twenty years, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' holiday CD, Broadway's Carols for a Cure, has been a staple of every theatre-lover's wish list. The beloved series pairs casts from award-winning Broadway musicals with seasonal songs that are both classic and new. This year's 2-CD compilation, available now for $25 in the Broadway Cares store, features 28 tracks from the companies of Mean Girls, Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, My Fair Lady, Pretty Woman, and more! The album is also available at participating theaters through December 2, 2018.

"This year's special 20th anniversary edition features eighteen original, newly recorded singles, creatively arranged and performed by the incredibly talented performers and musicians from the 2018 Broadway season, along with ten bonus classics from past year's albums," explains producer Lynn Pinto. Once again, she has collaborated with engineer Andros Rodriguez on the album.

After twenty years of creating Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Lynn Pinto has developed a recipe that works. She allows each company a great deal of freedom in choosing the material and the style of their arrangement. She also works with their demanding Broadway schedules. "We record the musicians and singers in layers, utilizing isolation booths for a higher quality recording," she says. "It gives our holiday album a unique sound from most cast albums and allows us to properly showcase these amazing voices and instrumentalists."

The first Broadway's Carols for a Cure album debuted in 1999. Recorded at St. John's Church in Greenwich Village, it featured carols from the casts of Cabaret, Fosse, and Swing!, as well as from Chicago and Phantom of the Opera who also appear on the special 20th anniversary edition. Fans of today's Great White Way will be overjoyed to hear original recordings from other current top productions, too, including the cast of Mean Girls singing an all-new, frolicking version of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and the cast of Head Over Heels performing an original holiday number, "Head Over Holidays."

Additionally, the cast of My Fair Lady presents a sweeping rendition of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and the cast of Pretty Woman caps off the year in grand style with their beautiful adaptation of "Auld Lang Syne."

Also featured in the special 20th anniversary edition of Broadway's Carols for a Cure is a stirring tribute of "Over the Rainbow" to Jan Maxwell, the beloved five-time Tony Award nominee who passed away earlier this year.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals with serious illnesses including AIDS receive the health care and support they need. In addition, they provide financial support in the form of grants to AIDS and family service organizations throughout the country.

"No town is more festive than New York City for the holidays and no street here is as magical as Broadway! 2018's Broadway's Carols for a Cure is sure to be a favorite for all," promises Lynn Pinto.

2018 Broadway's Carols for a Cure Volume 20 exclusively benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Volumes 1 through 20 can be purchased in the web store at BroadwayCares.org or by calling Broadway Cares at 212-840-0770. 2018 Broadway's Carols for a Cure Volume 20 is also available at participating New York City theaters through December 2, 2018.

Below, check out exclusive photos of Hugh Panaro, Ali Ewoldt and the cast of The Phantom of the Opera as they record their track, "Silent Night."

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
The Phantom Of The Opera Track is done in the Memory of Kris Koop long time cast member shown here at another Carols recording with Jim Stanek, Hugh Panaro and Lynn Pinto

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Hugh Panaro

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Hugh Panaro

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Katherine McNamee

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Jaymes Hodges

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Maree Johnson

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Richard Poole

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Richard Poole and Giselle O. Alvarez

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Michele McConnell and Hugh Panaro

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Ali Ewoldt, Elizabeth Welch, Maree Johnson and Katherine McNamee

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Janet Saia, Raquel Suarez Groen and Michele McConnell

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Richard Poole, Jaymes Hodges, Bill Kazden, Hugh Panaro and Jason Forbach

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Giselle O. Alvarez, Anah Klate, Jena Goldberg and Angie Finn

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Satomi Hofmann and Hugh Panaro

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Hugh Panaro, Angie Finn, Katherine McNamee, Raquel Suarez Groen, Jena Goldberg, Mary Lou Rios, Anah Klate, Michele McConnell, Elizabeth Welch, Ali Ewoldt, Jaymes Hodges, Jason Forbach, Bill Kazden, Maree Johnson, Richard Poole, Giselle O. Alvarez, Janet Saia, Kelly Jeanne Grant and Satomi Hofmann under the direction of Brad Haak

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Hugh Panaro, Angie Finn, Katherine McNamee, Raquel Suarez Groen, Jena Goldberg, Mary Lou Rios, Anah Klate, Michele McConnell, Elizabeth Welch, Ali Ewoldt, Jaymes Hodges, Jason Forbach, Bill Kazden, Maree Johnson, Richard Poole, Giselle O. Alvarez, Janet Saia, Kelly Jeanne Grant and Satomi Hofmann under the direction of Brad Haak

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!Hugh Panaro, Angie Finn, Katherine McNamee, Raquel Suarez Groen, Jena Goldberg, Mary Lou Rios, Amah Late, Michele McConnell, Elizabeth Welch, Ali Ewoldt, Jaymes Hodges, Jason Forbach, Bill Kazden, Maree Johnson, Richard Poole, Giselle O. Alvarez, Janet Saia, Kelly Jeanne Grant and Satomi Hofmann under the direction of Brad Haak

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Ali Ewoldt and Elizabeth Welch

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Ali Ewoldt, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Jena Goldberg and Elizabeth Welch

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Satomi Hofmann

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Lynn Pinto (Producer) and Andros Rodriguez with Jason Forbach, Satomi Hofmann, Richard Poole, Anah Klate, Angie Finn, Janet Saia, Giselle O. Alvarez, Hugh Panaro, Michele McConnell, Mary Lou Rios, Jaymes Hodges, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Jena Goldberg, Ali Ewoldt, Elizabeth Welch, Katherine McNamee and Bill Kazden

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Hugh Panaro and Ali Ewoldt

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Hugh Panaro and Ali Ewoldt

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Satomoi Hofmann and Kelly Jeanne Grant

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Hugh Panaro and the ladies of Phantom-Michele McConnell, Angie Finn, Katherine McNamee, Ali Ewoldt, Giselle O. Alvarez, Satomi Hofmann, Jena Goldberg, Elizabeth Welch, Janet Saia and Kelly Jeanne Grant

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
The Cast that includes-Hugh Panaro, Angie Finn, Katherine McNamee, Raquel Suarez Groen, Jena Goldberg, Mary Lou Rios, Anah Klate, Michele McConnell, Elizabeth Welch, Ali Ewoldt, Jaymes Hodges, Jason Forbach, Bill Kazden, Maree Johnson, Richard Poole, Giselle O. Alvarez, Janet Saia, Kelly Jeanne Grant and Satomi Hofmann under the direction of Brad Haak

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Sheryl Henze (Flute), Jeffrey Reinhardt (Oboe), Matthew Goodman (Clarinet), Ed Matthew (Clarinet), Atsuko Sato (Basoon)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Norman Weiss (Piano)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Lowell Hershey (Trumpet) and Jeffrey Caswell (Trombone)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Lynn Pinto (Producer), Andros Rodriguez (Engineer), Brad Haak (Conductor and Arranger) with the Phantom Orchestra that includes-David Nuberg (Percussion), Rena Isbin (Violin), Suzanne Gilman (Violin), Atsuko Sato (Basoon), Richard Brice (Violin), Jeffrey Caswell (Trombone), Matthew Goodman (Clarinet), Jeffrey Reinhardt (Oboe), Sheryl Henze (Flute), Ed Matthew( Clarinet), Debra Shufelt-Dine (Viola), Carlo Pellettieri (Cello), Lowell Hershey (Trumpet), Karl Bennion (Cello), Melissa Slocum (Bass), Jen Herman (Viola), Joyce Hammann (Violin), Claire Chan (Violin), Patricia Davis (Violin) and Norman Weiss (Piano)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: All Is Calm as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records for Carols for a Cure!
Darlene Kaukoranta (Horns) and Eric C. Davis (Horns)

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