On Monday, June 20 at 7pm, Grammy nominee (West Side Story), Broadway (Fiddler on the Roof, Master Class) and West End (Carousel, Kiss Me Kate) star Alexandra Silber will celebrate the release of the world premiere recording of Arlington with a special concert at Birdland titled, “Al(exandra) Silber’s Casual Monday.”
Part of the Broadway at Birdland series led by Jim Caruso, Silber will take the stage at this iconic venue to sing songs from this new musical by Victor Lodato and Polly Pen, among other favorites from her repertoire.
Arlington is an intimate musical that focuses on a young Army wife trying to keep herself from a nervous breakdown while her husband fights overseas. Written by playwright/novelist Victor Lodato and award-winning composer Polly Pen (Goblin Market, Bed and Sofa), Arlington was originally produced Off-Broadway by the Vineyard Theatre in 2014, about which The New York Times declared “Sarah Jane is flawlessly portrayed by the gifted singer Alexandra Silber,” while The New York Observer called the score “melodic and lovely.” Since then, Broadway Records has brought Alexandra and pianist/actor Ben Moss into the studio to commit this stirring musical to disc. The album was produced by Michael Moritz, Jr. and Jeff Berger, with design by Robbie Rozelle.
“Arlington is, without question, the most challenging and illuminating piece of theatre I have ever had the privilege to be a part of—from the controversial subject matter, to the arresting use of direct address, to the monumental vocal task,” Silber said. “That Sara Jane will now live forever through a recording is beyond my wildest dreams and expectations.”
For more information and tickets to “Al(exandra) Silber’s Casual Monday,” visit www.birdlandjazz.com. To purchase a copy of the world premiere recording of Arlington (available June 17), go to www.broadwayrecords.com.