Sierra Boggess Solo Recording, "Awakening: Live at 54 Below," Released Digitally Dec. 6
06 Dec 2013
The debut solo recording from Phantom of the Opera's Sierra Boggess, which is titled "Awakening: Live At 54 BELOW," is released digitally Dec. 6 prior to a CD release Dec. 10 on the Broadway Records label.
Prince calls Sierra “a crystal-clear soprano… [who] can belt with the best of 'em. Add to that, she's as good and true an actress as I've ever worked with and all of this talent is delivered in a beautiful package.” Lloyd Webber added, “Sierra is a one-off, a true original, someone who I cannot wait to work with again if she will allow me to.”
“I am thrilled to announce that my debut solo album is my live show at 54 BELOW! I hope anyone who hears it enjoys the journey we go on together and feels inspired and awakened!” said Boggess in an earlier statement.
Boggess is joined on a few songs by two members of her family: Summer Boggess on cello and her father, Mike Boggess, on an acoustic guitar he built himself.
The music director for "Awakening: Live at 54 BELOW" is Brian Hertz, and the recording is produced by Michael Moritz and executive-produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard, of The Broadway Consortium.
The complete track listing follows:
1. I Have Confidence 2. “Welcome: Awakening” 3. Lovely 4. “Inspiration: Opera” 5. Quando M’en Vo 6. Donde Lieta 7. “Inspiration: My father” 8. Wildflowers 9. “Inspiration: Nature” 10. How Come 11. Just Around the Riverbend 12. Can You Imagine 13. Part of Your World 14. “Inspiration: You are Enough!” 15. I Don't Care 16. “Inspiration: Gillian Lynne, Hal Prince, Andrew Lloyd Webber” 17. The Ultimate Medley with apologies to ALW 18. “Inspiration: Barbra Streisand” 19. Before the Parade Passes By 20. A Quiet Thing 21. “Inspiration: Grandparents” 22. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 23. You'll Never Know 24. “Closing Remarks” 25. Live Out Loud 26. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
Sierra Boggess is perhaps best known for her Broadway performances as Ariel in The Little Mermaid and as Christine in the 25th anniversary engagement of The Phantom of the Opera; she also portrayed Christine in the Phantom sequel, Love Never Dies.
Boggess plays 54 Below Dec. 6 and 7 at 8 PM to celebrate the release of her album. Tickets are $45-$60 cover plus a $25 minimum. To purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com.
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