2006 OFF-BROADWAY RECORDING OF
"JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS"
SET FOR RELEASE ON NOVEMBER 21, 2006  ON GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS

COPIES WILL  BE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT ZIPPER THEATRE AND ONLINE
BEGINNING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17

ACCLAIMED OFF-BROADWAY PRODUCTION
CURRENTLY IN 8th SMASH MONTH
 

The highly anticipated 2006  recording of the landmark musical, Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, will be released on Tuesday, November 21, 2006, on Ghostlight Records, it was announced by Dan Whitten, the show¹s lead producer.

Copies of the CD will be available beginning Tuesday, October 17th, at the Zipper Theatre (336 West 37th Street), home of the hit off-Broadway production, as well as through the show¹s web site www.jacquesbrelreturns.com.

The CD is the first new recording of Jacques Brel to be released in America since the beloved original cast recording was issued on the Columbia label in 1968.  That recording remains one of the most enduring show albums of all time.  The new recording of Jacques Brel  features 22 numbers from the acclaimed new production, performed by original cast members Robert Cuccioli,  Natascia Diaz,  Rodney Hicks and Gay Marshall.  An additional 8 tracks will be available for download on iTunes. To hear an exclusive track ("Brussels"), please visit the show¹s web site www.jacquesbrelreturns.com beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 11th.

The new cast recording is produced by Eric Svejcar and Greg Arnold under the auspices of executive producer Dan Whitten and Tiger Theatricals.

Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris is directed by Gordon Greenberg, with music direction by John O¹Neill, music supervision by Eric Svejcar, and choreography by Mark Dendy. The musical is produced by Dan Whitten, Bob and Rhonda Silver, and Ken Grossman in association with Tiger Theatricals, and opened at the Zipper on March 27, 2006.

Featuring the current cast that includes Mr. Cuccioli, Ms. Diaz, Ms. Marshall and Jim Stanek, Jacques Brel transforms Brel's astonishing musical compositions into a theatrical experience that has enthralled audiences for nearly four decades. The original production opened in 1968 at The Village Gate in Greenwich Village and ran for more than four years.

With a cast of four actors and three musicians, the show celebrates Brel's timeless relevance and enduring passions. Translated from the French by American poet Eric Blau and lyricist Mort Shuman ("Save The Last Dance For Me"), the show is a diverse blend of ballads, tangos, boleros, rock and classics. With raw human emotion, each piece tells a story, examining themes of love, war, adventure, broken dreams, people from all classes, being young, growing old and death...but never forgetting that life, with all its tragedies and complexities, shows us much humor.

The performance schedule is as follows: Monday at 8 p.m., Tuesday at 7 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.  There are no Wednesday performances.  Tickets are $65-$75 and may be purchased through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com or (212-239-6200).  

For more information, please visit www.jacquesbrelreturns.com.