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Grey Gardens to Hit Recording Studio for March CD Release

The hit Broadway musical GREY GARDENS - recently proclaimed the #1 Show of the Year by Time Magazine - will have its Original Broadway Cast Recording recorded and released by PS Classics. The Grammy-nominated label previously released the musical's World Premiere Recording, featuring the Off-Broadway cast and based on the musical's original run at Playwrights Horizons. The new recording will feature the Broadway cast and preserve the changes made for the Broadway production by author Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie, including several new songs.

The Broadway cast and orchestra will go into a New York studio on February 13 to preserve their performances. The recording will be produced by multiple Grammy winner Steven Epstein (The Light in the Piazza) and a release date is planned for March, with the exact date to be announced soon.

In a rave review for the score in The New York Times, Stephen Holden wrote, "To listen to the original cast album of GREY GARDENS is to bring to mind two phrases seldom linked nowadays: 'Broadway musical' and 'artistic integrity.' The songs, with music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie, sustain a level of refined language and psychological detail as elevated as Stephen Sondheim's. The score is a meticulously fashioned piece of musical theater that gains in depth the more you listen to it."

The GREY GARDENS score recently won The ASCAP Foundation's Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award for composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie, and was also nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards.

PS CLASSICS, the Grammy-nominated label, was founded in 2000 by Tommy Krasker and Philip Chaffin. It's been profiled in publications such as The New York Times for its diverse line of show albums, solo CDs and songbook recordings. Its cast albums celebrate Broadway (Assassins, Nine: The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, the recently-released Company), Off-Broadway (My Life with Albertine, Lone Star Love) and regional theater (First Lady Suite). Its solo albums range from jazz (Jessica Molaskey's Make Believe) to pop (Johnny Rodgers's Box of Photographs) to folk (Rebecca Luker's Leaving Home). The composers highlighted range from Jerome Moross and Billy Strayhorn to Maury Yeston and John Bucchino. PS Classics is distributed exclusively by Image Entertainment.

For future updates on the new cast recording, visit www.greygardensthemusical.com and www.psclassics.com.

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