Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Composer-lyricist Scott Alan, who also produces the monthly Monday Nights, New Voices cabaret series, is currently back in the recording studio working on the follow-up CD to his debut recording, "Dreaming Wide Awake."
The new CD, entitled "Keys: The Music of Scott Alan," will feature a mix of Broadway favorites interpreting Alan's tunes. Among those performers are Lisa Brescia, Tituss Burgess, Heidi Blickenstaff, Jenn Colella, Kerry Ellis, Sutton Foster, Hadley Fraser, Randy Graff, Megan Hilty, Marcus Paul James, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney and Kate Wetherhead as well as singer Natalie Weiss and the Monday Nights, New Voices choir.
Arrangers and orchestrators for the new disc will include Jesse Vargas, Barbara Anselmi, Deborah Abramson, Sam Davis, Tom Kitt and Jim Abbott. A track list will be announced at a later date.
Alan is also re-releasing his debut recording a year after its debut. The re-release, entitled "Still. . .Dreaming Wide Awake," will boast a brand-new track, "Hold On," performed by the composer plus four karaoke tracks: "I'm a Star," "Home," "Never Neverland (Fly Away)" and "Kiss the Air." The re-release is available by visiting http://cdbaby.com/cd/scottalan2.
To celebrate the release of "Keys" and the re-release of "Still . . .Dreaming Wide Awake," Alan and a host of his theatre friends will perform at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes and Noble (Dec. 1 at 7:30 PM) and at the jazz club Birdland (Jan. 12, 2009, at 7 PM).
For more information visit www.scottalan.net.