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PS Classics Releases 'Sondheim Sings' for Composer's 75th

In conjunction with Stephen Sondheim's 75th birthday, PS Classics Inc., the nonprofit organization dedicated to the heritage of American musical theatre, will release a series of CD's entitled "SONDHEIM SINGS."

Utilizing the demos held in Sondheim's private collection, the series will consist of the composer/lyricist singing and playing songs he's written from 1946 to the present. The first volume, due for release on May 10th, will cover the years 1962 to 1972 and include material from "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," "Anyone Can Whistle," "Company," "Follies," and "A Little Night Music," all digitally remastered. The series is being launched with Sondheim's full cooperation, with apportioned proceeds to go to the Young Playwrights Festival.

Sondheim archivist Peter E. Jones, who serves on board of PS Classics Inc., will be producing the series.

Projects of PS Classics Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, are supported by corporate, government and private money, including tax-deductible donations from passionate musical theatre fans. Its website is www.psclassics.org.

PS Classics Inc.'s first CD, the world premiere studio recording of Kay Swift's 1930 Broadway musical Fine and Dandy, was released in May of 2004. Currently underway are discs that include the 1928 musical Whoopee and an album devoted to Jule Styne's Hollywood catalog.

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