On the Town star Tony Yazbeck has announced the release of his debut solo album, The Floor Above Me, recorded with PS Classics, the label dedicated to celebrating the heritage of Broadway and popular song. Produced by label cofounder Tommy Krasker, the album is set for May 19 release date.
The Floor Above Me is adapted and expanded from Yazbeck's solo show of the same name, which returns to Manhattan's 54 Below on March 16 and 23. Featuring a combination of song, tap dance, and personal narrative, the show features an eclectic mix of songs ranging from the classic tunes of Irving Berlin ("Let Yourself Go," "Cheek to Cheek") and the Gershwins ("Fascinating Rhythm," "Slap That Bass") to the more modern pop of Coldplay, Jamie Cullum, and Martin Sexton. It also includes special guest appearances by Clyde Alves (On the Town) and Melinda Sullivan (So You Think You Can Dance).
The show is cowritten by Yazbeck and Howard Emanuel, featuring music direction and arrangements by pianist Jerome Korman, with Tony Lewis on drums, Tom Hubbard on bass, Marc McGowan on trumpet, and Jack Bashkow on woodwinds.
To preorder The Floor Above Me, click here.
For tickets to The Floor Above Me at 54 Below, click here.
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