NEW YORK (Top40 Charts/ CineMedia)
Broadway Records announced today that it will release a live album in September
2012 of Tony Award nominee Laura
Osnes in her Café Carlyle debut. The acclaimed actress will make her cabaret debut at the legendary Café Carlyle in an exclusive two-week engagement, Tuesday, June 19- Saturday, June 30. Three performances (Thursday June 28-Saturday June 30) will be recorded for the Broadway Records release.
Ms. Osnes will present an evening of songs culled from Broadway, the Great American Songbook, as well as from the worlds of jazz and folk. During the recording dates, she will be joined by special guests Jeremy Jordan
(Bonnie & Clyde, Newsies) on June 28th, Tom Wopat (Catch Me If You Can) on June 29th and Max Crumm (Grease) on June 30th. There will be other surprise special guests during the Caryle engagement. Ms. Osnes will be accompanied by a quartet led by her Musical Director
Fred Lassen on piano. Joe Langworth directs.
"Getting to perform at the Café Carlyle, following in the footsteps of women like Elaine Stritch, Barbara
Cook, Christine Ebersole, Kelli O'Hara, and so many of my other idols, is nothing short of a dream come true," enthused Ms. Osnes.
The album will be produced by Fred Lassen and Aaron
Ankrum and executive produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard.
Ms. Osnes will perform Tuesdays
at 8:45PM. There is a $65 music charge ($45, bar) for the Tuesday-Thursday performances and a $75 music charge ($45, bar) for the Friday and Saturday performances. Dinner is served from 6:30PM. For reservations call 212-744-1600. For additional information, visithttps://www.thecarlyle.com.
The Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle Hotel - 35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue.
LAURA OSNES starred in two Rodgers and Hammerstein productions this spring - the first NY revival of Pipe Dream
for Encores! and a one night only concert of The Sound Of Music
at Carnegie Hall. She was recently seen on Broadway as Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (Tony® Award Nomination) after originating the role at Asolo Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego
Theatre Critics Circle Award- Outstanding Lead Female Performance in a Musical). Her other Broadway credits include Hope Harcourt in the Tony-winning revival of Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award nominations), Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theatre's production of South Pacific and her Broadway debut as Sandy
in the most recent revival of Grease, after having won the role on NBC's reality competition "Grease: You're The One That I Want." Many regional credits, including Kim McAfee in Broadway: Three Generations (Kennedy Center). Television: HBO's pilot "The Miraculous Year" written by John Logan and directed by Kathryn Bigelow, "Sondheim: The Birthday Concert" at Avery Fisher
Hall (available on DVD), the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors Salute to Barbara
Cook and the Las Vegas
Smith Center Gala Opening that will air on PBS this fall.
BROADWAY RECORDS is a new label dedicated to Broadway and Off Broadway-related recordings and is a division of the theatrical production and investment company, The Broadway Consortium. The Broadway Consortium (2012 Tony® Award winner for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) was co-founded by Van Dean and Kenny Howard. Broadway Records releases include the Original Broadway Cast
Recordings of Bonnie & Clyde and Lysistrata Jones and Nick Jonas: Songs from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. The Broadway Consortium's Broadway producing credits include Chinglish, Bonnie & Clyde, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and Evita (2012). West End: Master Class (2012). Van's credits also include Catch
Me If You Can (Tony® Award nomination), ROOMS a rock romance (Outer Critics Circle and Helen Hayes Award nomination), Saint Heaven
and Alive in the World. Together, Kenny and Van executive produced the Grammy® nominated 2011 Broadway Cast Recording of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Daniel
Radcliffe and John Larroquette. Van also executive produced the Original Off Broadway Cast Recording of ROOMS a rock romance with Leslie
Kritzer and Doug Kreeger. The general counsel for Broadway Records and The Broadway Consortium is Barry Miller.