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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
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Audra McDonald:
Lady Day
at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Original Broadway Cast

Experience on disc the performance that won Audra McDonald her unprecedented sixth Tony Award. "One of the greatest performances I ever hope to see" is how New York Magazine described McDonald's portrayal of Billie Holiday in the dramatization of one of the final concerts in the beloved singer's extraordinary, tragic life. Now, "the best 90 minutes you'll ever witness" (NY1) have been preserved on disc giving audiences the chance to savor "not just one but two of the most extraordinarily gifted dramatic vocalists America has produced" (Los Angeles Times).

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Philip Chaffin: Somethin' Real Special
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Fun Home
Original Cast

In this fresh, daring new musical, based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, the cartoonist relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires and sudden death. With music by four-time Tony Award-nominee Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated playwright Lisa Kron, Fun Home features a splendid cast, including Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris and three-time Tony Award-nominee Judy Kuhn.

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Philip Chaffin: Somethin' Real Special
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Philip Chaffin
Somethin' Real Special
The Songs of Dorothy Fields

For his fourth solo disc, actor-singer Philip Chaffin turns to one of the most gifted songwriters of Broadway's Golden Age, the great lyricist Dorothy Fields. As Tony Award-winning composer Maury Yeston notes in the album's liner notes, "There's an elegance, exuberance and effortlessness to Fields' lyrics; the same could be said of Chaffin's performing style. For some reason, few men have taken on the Fields catalog; this album turns out to be a perfect match of singer and songwriter."

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Tom Sawyer
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Maury Yeston
Tom Sawyer
A Ballet in Three Acts

PS Classics continues its collaboration with Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine: The Musical, Titanic, Death Takes a Holiday) with the premiere recording of Yeston’s TOM SAWYER - A BALLET IN THREE ACTS, adapted from Mark Twain’s classic novel. Martin West conducts the seventy-piece San Francisco Ballet Orchestra in this two-disc world premiere recording.

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Laura Osnes: IF I TELL YOU - Songs of Maury Yeston
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Passion
2013 New York Cast

The first fully-staged New York revival of PASSION has grown in both critical and popular esteem to become what many consider to be Sondheim’s deepest and most powerful evening of musical theatre, stars Judy Kuhn as Fosca and Ryan Silverman. The New York Daily News proclaimed “Musical theater scores don’t come more glorious!” Now PS Classics, home to a dozen Sondheim discs, is proud to preserve this new PASSION in an expansive two-disc set.

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Laura Osnes: IF I TELL YOU - Songs of Maury Yeston
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Laura Osnes
IF I TELL YOU - Songs of Maury Yeston

Broadway’s newest star, Laura Osnes takes on the work of Tony-winning composer Maury Yeston - one of the Great White Way's most celebrated composer-lyricists on the first solo album devoted to his songs drawn from Osnes's sold-out performances at 54 Below in November of 2012. Now that memorable performance is lovingly preserved in a new studio recording.

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Noël and Cole

Cole Porter and Noël Coward were born on opposite sides of the Atlantic, but both won renown for their wit, sophistication, and memorable melodies. NOËL AND COLE cleverly alternates songs by these two musical-theatre masters, as it compares and contrasts their views on show business, high society, civic pride, and of course, love and loss.”

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Rebecca Luker
I GOT LOVE (Songs of Jerome Kern)


Broadway star and three-time Tony-nominee Rebecca Luker gives voice to the work of legendary theatre composer Jerome Kern in her new album I GOT LOVE - Songs of Jerome Kern.  Drawn and expanded from her acclaimed performances at NYC’s 54 Below, which Bloomberg News proclaimed “as perfect a show as one could ask for.”

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Merrily We Roll Along
2012 Encores! Cast Recording


Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's classic work, in its final incarnation, featuring all-new orchestration by Jonathan Tunick. Colin Donnell, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Adam Grupper, Elizabeth Stanley and Betsy Wolfe head the cast; Rob Berman leads the 23-piece Encores! orchestra.

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Sweet Little Devil
2012 Studio Cast Recording


George Gershwin's long-lost musical, 1924's Sweet Little Devil, receives its world premiere recording, as PS Classics continues its acclaimed Forgotten Musicals series.

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Follies
New Broadway Cast Recording


Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim and librettist James Goldman’s landmark 1971 musical returns to Broadway, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Bernadette Peters, four-time Tony Award-nominee Jan Maxwell, two-time Tony Award-nominee Danny Burstein, three-time Emmy Award-nominee Ron Raines and four-time Olivier Award-nominee Elaine Paige, under the direction of Eric Schaeffer.

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A Minister's Wife
Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording

Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as "the most important new musical to come to New York since The Light in the Piazza," A MINISTER’S WIFE furthers the relationship between PS Classics and acclaimed composer Joshua Schmidt, whose score to Adding Machine: The Musical remains one of the most critically lauded albums in the PS Classics library.

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Boom!
Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway


Sisters and Tony Award-nominated actresses Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway have delighted and enthralled crowds with BOOM!, their hit concert celebrating the soundtrack of their childhood with unforgettable songs from the 1960s and '70s. Now, this hit show – in which, The New York Times raved, the sisters “lift these songs to expressive heights rarely attained by any singer” – has been recorded during the Callaways' engagement at New York's famed Birdland in May 2011 .

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Strike Up the Band 1930
2011 Studio Cast Recording


PS Classics marks its one hundredth release with a recording over twenty years in the making: George and Ira Gershwin's 1930 hit Broadway musical, STRIKE UP THE BAND. Boasting a hit score brimming with soaring melodies and infectious syncopation, and lyrics that both provoke and delight, the 1930 STRIKE UP THE BAND continues PS Classics' forgotten musicals series in high style.

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Violet
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Violet
Original Broadway Cast

Two-time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster "dazzles in a career-redefining performance," hails The New York Times, "revealing the full range of her expressive gifts. If the time has come for Sutton Foster to take her place among the first rank of Broadway performers, the moment also seems ripe for Violet to be acknowledged as an enduringly rewarding musical.” Foster heads a cast of Broadway stars in the debut Broadway production of VIOLET, with music by four-time Tony Award-nominee Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley. preserving Roundabout Theatre Company's acclaimed production in a deluxe two-disc set.

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Far From Heaven
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Yank!
Original Off-Broadway Cast

This love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks, tells the story of Stu, a scared Midwestern kid who becomes a reporter for (the real) Army magazine Yank, faces his fear in battle, and perhaps even scarier for him, finds love with a fellow soldier named Mitch. With a lively and tuneful score inspired by the theatre and pop sounds of the 1940's, the show captures the spirit and exuberance of the World War II era even as it explores questions of prejudice, courage and survival.

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Far From Heaven
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Far From Heaven
Original Cast

Based on the 2002 motion picture, FAR FROM HEAVEN is a powerful story of romance, betrayal and intolerance, as a woman grapples with her identity in a society on the verge of upheaval. PS Classics is proud to preserve Frankel and Korie's lush new score - both jazz-inflected and hauntingly lyrical - in its original cast recording.

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Judy Kuhn: All This Happiness
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Judy Kuhn
All This Happiness

Broadway star Judy Kuhn returns with her first solo disc in nearly six years, and her most personal album to date. The three-time Tony nominee weaves together the pop songwriters and music theatre composers who’ve had the most profound influence on her; the resulting set, drawn from her sold-out performances in March of 2012 at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency Now, the versatility and command of this amazing actress and singer are showcased in a new studio recording.

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Jerome Kern: The Land Where the Good Songs Go
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Jerome Kern: The Land Where the Good Songs Go

Using the astonishingly fresh music of Jerome Kern and the lyrics of over a dozen of his collaborators, including Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, and P.G. Wodehouse, this new revue, weaves the stories of three couples into a theatrical song cycle that sparkles with wit, tenderness, and warmth with a cast of top Broadway talents.

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Without You
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Anthony Rapp -
Without You

a one-man show

Anthony Rapp's New York Times best-selling memoir becomes a stunning one-man show about grief, hope and triumph. WITHOUT YOU begins in 1994, with Rapp about to audition for a new musical called Rent. From there, Rapp movingly intertwines two stories: his experience as part of the original production of Rent and the shared grief when its young composer Jonathan Larson died suddenly the night before the musical’s off-Broadway premiere -- and Rapp's achingly beautiful relationship with his mother, who was battling cancer during this turbulent time.


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Jerome Kern: The Land Where the Good Songs Go
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Christine Andreas
The Carlyle Set


PS Classics is proud to reissue THE CARLYLE SET, an album so musically rich, so beautifully sung and produced that USA Today picked it as one of the top ten albums of 2003, praising Andreas’s “bell-like tone” and exclaiming, “it’s refreshing to hear this material handled with the intuition and class it deserves.”

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Porgy and Bess
New Broadway Cast Recording


“The #1 Musical of the Year! A Don't-Miss Event!” is how Time magazine welcomed The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess upon its triumphant return to Broadway in a new production starring four-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Drama Desk-nominee Norm Lewis, and three-time Tony Award-nominee David Alan Grier.

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Death Takes a Holiday
Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording


Two-time Tony Award-winner Maury Yeston unveils his next great score performed by an illustrious cast headed by Kevin Earley, Jill Paice, Matt Cavenaugh, Simon Jones, Rebecca Luker and Michael Siberry, and with a book by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone.

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Kate Baldwin
She Loves Him (with Sheldon Harnick)


Tony Award-nominee Kate Baldwin performs favorites from Sheldon Harnick's biggest hits -- Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me and Fiorello! -- as well as rarely-heard selections from his early Off-Broadway career, film scores and unproduced musicals.

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Sweet Bye and Bye
2011 Studio Cast Recording


Could SWEET BYE AND BYE be the greatest theatre score no one’s ever heard? It certainly boasts an amazing pedigree: music by Vernon Duke, lyrics by Ogden Nash, a book by S. J. Perelman and Al Hirschfeld. It crashed and burned during its pre-Broadway tryout in 1946 for various reasons -- some conceptual, some creative, some casting-related -- but at the end of the day what’s left is a glorious collection of songs.

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The Trumpet of the Swan
A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra


E. B. White’s timeless children’s novel THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN is now a classic new work for a symphony orchestra, a genius young trumpet player, and six inspired actors -- as conceived by Marsha Norman, Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright, and Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown. Children and adults alike will delight in this story of Louis, the young swan who finds fame, fortune and true love in the big world.

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Anne Steele
Strings Attached


Three-time winner of New York's prestigious Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs (MAC) Award, and two-time Bistro and Nightlife Award-winner, Anne Steele achieves both a daring reinvention of pop and a thrilling reimagining of the standards on her debut album. Anne explores the intersection of current and traditional sensibilities in songs by a wide range of artists, such as Britney Spears, Pink, Queen, Cat Stevens, Jason Mraz, Charlie Chaplin and Stephen Sondheim.

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