Stephen Bogardus & Co. Star In New CD, 'Gay Love' - Out Now!
ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, "Gay Love" is out now--featuring such Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ("Bright Star"), Lee Roy Reams ("La Cage Aux Folles"), John Tartaglia ("Avenue Q"), Jon Peterson ("Cabaret"), Kristy Cates ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"), Charlie Franklin ("Book of Mormon"), and Timothy Britten Parker ("Wicked"), plus such top nightclub and cabaret stars as Seth Sikes, Baby Jane Dexter, and Tom Andersen.
The album is the 24th album that Deffaa has produced, and includes an outgrowth of shows that Deffaa has presented at the venerable 13th Street Theater and elsewhere. It features 28 rare, and, in some cases, never-before-recorded, songs with a "gay romance" theme.
The album--available from Amazon, CDBaby, ITunes, Footlight Records etc.--may be ordered, as either a physical CD or a digital download, here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gaylove.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the charity Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS.
"Gay love has been around as long as there have been human beings," Deffaa commented. "And on this album, we'll have two dozen of the theater community's best--gay and straight alike--singing songs, old and new, touching on gay romance." Deffaa has taken great care to find just the right singer for each song.
Deffaa notes: "Most of the singers on this album have worked with me in shows that I've written or directed at one time or another. And most have recorded for me before. But they all love this music, and have a good feel for it. The album is an outgrowth of some gay-themed shows, such as 'Theater Boys' and 'Mad About the Boy,' that I've written and directed at my base in the city, the 13th Street Repertory Theater. I'm grateful to Edith O'Hara, the founder/artistic director of the 13th Street Theater, for giving me carte blanche to develop shows there. This album has been a labor of love--great singers singing some great songs. And a portion of the proceeds will go to my favorite charity, Broadway Cares. "
Slau Halatyn served as recording engineer; Frank Avellino did graphic design; Gabriel Beer and Brick Greenbean provided production assistance.
The new album is available for purchase here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gaylove.