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Fun Home
Fun Home
A New Broadway Musical

Laura Osnes
Laura Osnes
If I Tell You

Tony Yazbeck
Anthony Rapp
Without You

Judy Kuhn
Judy Kuhn
Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel

On the 20th Century
On the Twentieth Century
New Broadway Cast Recording



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Steven Pasquale
Somethin' Like Love


She Loves Him
Kate Baldwin
She Loves Him

Follies
Follies
New Broadway Cast Recording



The Maury Yeston Songbook
The Maury Yeston Songbook



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Cheyenne Jackson
Renaissance



 

Philip Chaffin
Celebrating Sondheim since 2004....
Autographed CDs!
Golden Apple
Rebecca Luker: I Got Love
Sunday in the Park With George
Take Flight
Philip Chaffin
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rest cures, religion and pills
It's been over a year since Philip posted here about my health issues, and the label taking a hiatus while we attempted to get them under control. Since that post went up, I've been flooded with kind notes of encouragement and concern, and although I haven't had the strength to respond to each and every one, please know how much I've appreciated them. Many folks who wrote admitted they didn't know much about autoimmune illness, and I thought it wouldn't be bad to say a few words here. Typically, of course, your immune system protects you from disease and infection. But if you have an autoimmune illness -- and there are more than 50 million people in the U.S. alone who do -- your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. In my case, it attacks my muscles and joints, and produces widespread pain. There's no "cure," but it is possible to slow the decline, and that's what the last 18 months have been about.

Back in 2013, my doctor told me I needed to slow down. He cautioned me to avoid stress, and although producing cast album dates  -- getting a whole show in the can in one day, and doing it efficiently, and doing it well -- is the most stressful job I've ever had, I didn't listen. I loved making albums too much. And I was getting away with it until the spring of 2015, when a half-dozen projects coincided: recordings I cared so passionately about, I wasn't going to turn them down. But they did me in, and I was in bed for months after. Finally, in the fall of 2016, Philip and I had to accept that changes were overdue. We moved home and office to south Florida, where the temps are kinder and the climate less stressful. And we decided to take time off to focus on my health. All in all, the move has been enormously helpful.

As a result, and to our delight, we've started to consider new projects. We're proceeding slowly, to ensure that I don't fall back into old, bad habits -- and although we're not yet ready to announce anything, I just wanted to pen this update, to assure folks that PS Classics is still very much active and around -- and that I am, too. We look forward to unveiling some new offerings that we hope will stack up with the best of our catalog. Till then, we thank you for your continued support, and as for me, I'm so grateful for the kindness and encouragement I've received. It's meant the world to me.

- Tommy Krasker, May 2018

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Grey Gardens
Original Broadway Cast Recording

Assassins
The Broadway Cast Recording


Nine
New Broadway Cast Recording


Lady Day
Original Broadway Cast Recording


La Cage aux Folles
New Broadway Cast Recording

Company
New Broadway Cast Recording

 
 
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