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New Gypsy Cast Recording to Be Released August 26

The 2008 Broadway Cast Recording of GYPSY will be released on Tuesday August 26th, 2008. The new Broadway Cast Recording of Gypsy boasts the talents of Tony® and Olivier® Award-winning star Patti LuPone, four-time Tony® Award-winner Boyd Gaines and Tony® Award-winner Laura Benanti. All three won 2008 Tony® Award for their performances in the celebrated revival. The CD is expected to be available for pre-order in July from Amazon.com and other online retailers. It's currently available for pre-order from Dewynters.

The critically acclaimed new production, directed by theatrical legend Arthur Laurents, had its official opening at Broadway's St.JamesTheatre (

246 West 44th Street
) on March 27. The new Broadway cast recording of GYPSY is produced by multiple Grammy® nominee Robert Sher (Sugar Babies, Stephen Sondheim's Follies, The Wizard of Oz, 1776 (revival), Evil Dead The Musical and the recent Time Life release Annie: 30th Anniversary Cast Recording). The recording session took place at Clinton Recording Studios (
653 Tenth Avenue
).



GYPSY, the musical fable suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, is written by three legendary theatrical giants. The book is by two-time Tony Award winner Arthur Laurents, with music by two-time Tony Award winner Jule Styne and lyrics by multiple Tony Award winner Stephen Sondheim. The 1959 blockbuster, originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, boasts a legendary score with such classic songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Rose's Turn" and "Some People."

With the release of GYPSY and the upcoming Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical and the 30th anniversary tour of Ain't Misbehavin with "American Idol" stars Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis, Time Life proudly enters the exciting arena of Broadway recordings and original cast albums. Says producer Robert Sher, "Time Life and Broadway make a perfect marriage.GYPSY is a great American classic and Time Life is the great American entertainment company, and what better team to reach the incredibly broad and ever-growing audience for top-caliber musical recordings."

Tickets for GYPSY are $117.00 - $42.00 and are available through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or www.telecharge.com or by visiting the St.JamesTheatre box office.Premium seating is available. Performances are Tuesday - Saturday at 8 PM, Wednesday & Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

Time Life and the Time Life logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies, used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.Headquartered in FairfaxVA, Direct Holdings Americas Inc.'s history began in 1961 as Time Life a direct marketing division of Time Incorporated specializing in music and books.The business has been operated as a separate company since the mid-1970s when it relocated to Virginia, and has since grown to become one of the world's largest direct marketers of audio and video products throughout North America, Europe and Australia.The Company has set the standard in the direct response industry by pioneering direct marketing techniques and building one of the most trusted and recognized brands in commerce.The Company now also sells its products through major traditional and non-traditional retailers around the world as well as via the Internet.The Company was sold in 2003 to private investors.

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