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‘Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs’: New Record with Covers of Stephen Sondheim & Miley Cyrus

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Feb 01, 2016 10:40 PM EST

Broadway favorite Alan Cumming is a about to get really sappy. The famed Cabaret Emcee and former X-Men member is about to release his brand new solo album, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. In the brand new album recorded live at NYC’s Café Carlyle,Cummings covers a wide range of music from Stephen Sondheim to Miley Cyrus.If you like that news than you are going to love this. In celebration of the new record Alan Cumming is also going to have a few friends over to Sing Sappy Songs with him at his February 9 Carnegie Hall performance.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs features Cumming covering a wide range of songs from various different genera including: Billy Joel’s “Goodnight Saigon,” Miley Cyrus’s “The Climb,” Rufus Wainwright’s “Dinner at Eight”, as well as numbers from classic musicals like the Stephen Sondheim’s “The Ladies Who Lunch” from Company, Kander and Ebb’s “You, You, You” from The Visit and Noel Coward’s “If Love Were All.”

Cummings is backed by Eleanor Norton on cello, Chris Jago on drums and Michael Croiter on guitar and percussion, with musical director Lance Horne filling in on piano and providing backup vocals. Horne also provided orchestrations and arrangements for the new record.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs will be released in stores and the web on Friday, Feb 5, and can
pre-ordered now at www.AlanCummingSingsSappySongs.com. 

The tracklist for Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs Includes:

1) “Why”
2) “Somewhere Only We Know”
3) Welcome to Club Cumming
4) “The Climb”
5) Tommy Darling
6) “Goodnight Saigon”
7) A Musical Condom Commercial
8) “Ecstacy”
9) A Sojourn ‘Round Europe Pt. 1
10) “Mother Glasgow”
11) A Sojourn ‘Round Europe Pt. 2
12) “Complainte De La Butte”
13) A Sojourn ‘Round Europe Pt. 3
14) “How Do Humans Live”
15) The Tonys
16) “You, You, You”
17) Alex Cumming
18) “Dinner at Eight”
19) Raven
20) “Complicated”
21) “Someone Like The Edge Of Firework”
22) They’re All the Same
23) “No One Is Alive Not While I’m Around”
24) Liza
25) “And So It Goes”
26) “If Love Were All”
27) “The Ladies Who Lunch”

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs with Friends the concert featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Ricki Lake and the New York Gay Men’s Choir will take place at Carnegie Hall on Monday, February 8 at 8:00 p.m.

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