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Album Release Date:
 March 31, 2009


what the critics are saying
 


"Good things do come in small packages. This is a small gem...a rich and satisfying set, beautifully written and performed. This piece commands attention and is exceptionally moving.”
–Talkin' Broadway


“Ms. Baldwin, meanwhile, just might be our next best undiscovered musical comedy heroine. She is lucky to have these Stitt-Heisler songs to sing, and Stitt and Heisler are lucky to have Baldwin."
–Playbill


Alphabet City Cycle
Georgia Stitt & Marcy Heisler
Kate Baldwin

The first collaboration between PS Classics and composer Georgia Stitt, This Ordinary Thursday, inspired Playbill to cheer, "The songs are rich and deep and intelligent, demanding instant repeat listening." Now, having established herself in the upper echelon of contemporary musical theatre writers, Stitt returns with this exhilarating hybrid of music theatre and art song, drawn from a collection of poems by Marcy Heisler (Junie B. Jones, Dear Edwina).

From Georgia Stitt: "Marcy and I became friends in New York City several years ago, back when we were both starting out as baby songwriters and were playing our respective songs all over town. I was really curious to see what Marcy and I might create if we pooled our talents. After rejecting the ideas of writing a full-length musical or a slew of cabaret songs together, Marcy pulled from her filing cabinet a stack of poems she had written and asked if I'd like to take a crack at setting them. Once we realized that we were on to something and that our songs sounded different from anything either of us had written before, we picked four more poems and kept going. The twenty-minute song cycle here is the collection of those five musical poems."

Featuring vocals by Tony Award-nominee Kate Baldwin.

Produced by Grammy Award-winner Jeffrey Lesser.

http://www.georgiastitt.com

http://www.marcyandzina.com

http://www.kate-baldwin.com



track listing
 
  1. The Wanting of You (The Student on Avenue B)
  2. Almost Everything I Need (The Divorcée on Avenue C)
  3. I Hardly Remember (The Widow on Avenue D)
  4. Blanket in July (The Jilted Actress in Tompkins Square Park)
  5. Sunday Light (The Lover on Avenue A)
 


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