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TALES OF TINSELTOWN All-Star Concept Album; CHARLOTTE SWEET (& LUDLOW LADD too)

To critical acclaim, Jay Records has just issued the concept album of the Paul Katz/Michael Colby musical TALES OF TINSELTOWN.  The cast includes Christina Bianco (Drama Desk Award nominee), Klea Blackhurst (soon to star in the musical version of HAZEL), Nat Chandler (THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL), Jake Epstein (original male lead in Broadway’s BEAUTIFUL), two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser (ROMANCE, ROMANCE, THE SECRET GARDEN), Richard Kind (Disney’s INSIDE OUT), and Tony Yazbeck (Tony nominee for ON THE TOWN).  Musical director: Michael Lavine.  Orchestrations: Larry Hochman (Tony winner, BOOK OF MORMON).  Produced by the award-winning Jeffrey Lesser, who has produced albums of Barbra Streisand, Lou Reed, Kristin Chenoweth, and the scores of Jason Robert Brown.  Jay Records has also reissued the complete off-Broadway recording of CHARLOTTE SWEET and (as a bonus for the first orders) and private recording of its prequel LUDLOW LADD.  To purchase, go to: http://www.jayrecords.com.  Sample reviews: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/sound/may0916.html; http://kurtofgerolstein.blogspot.com/2016/05/bubbles-in-my-bonnet-or-when-musicals.html.  TALES OF TINSELTOWN has just been named by Rob Lester of “Sound Advice” as one of the year’s ten best show albums: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/sound/february1717.html

THE ALGONQUIN KID & Colby news!

Now available: the audiobook version of “The Algonquin Kid,” narrated by Michael Colby, background music played by Steve Ross and Michael Lavine; bonus closing—Julie Wilson accompanied by David Lewis:
https://www.downpour.com/the-algonquin-kid?sp=171845

Sandi Durell’s presentation of QUEL FROMAGE II—was a huge success, raising $4,681.00 for Child Find of America.  Sara Louise Lazarus is directed and Greg Kenna musical the wonderful all-star cast.

TALES OF TINSELTOWN was named one of the “10 Best Cast Albums of the Year” by Rob Lester, Sound Advice.  The beautiful published script of TALES OF TINSELTOWN is available at: https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Tinseltown-Movieland-Michael-Colby/dp/0692222995/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1480799706&sr=8-8&keywords=tales+of+tinseltown