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Exclusive charity release of UK's THE LAST SESSION

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John Yap of Jay Records has provided an exclusive highlights release of the 2012 UK Cast recording of THE LAST SESSION to a UK charity. The CD-R, which includes a full-color booklet, will be released Dec 2 and can be ordered here.

All profits from the sale of this CD-R will go to The Make A Difference Trust, which brings together the British Entertainment community and its audiences to raise funds to support people living with HIV and AIDS, and those in the entertainment industry facing hardship as a result of a long-term medical condition.

A commercial release of the full recording is expected sometime in 2014.

CHAPLIN to record cast album November 5

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The Broadway production of Chaplin will assemble to record an original cast album on November 5. A release date has not yet been announced by Masterworks Broadway, who will produce the recording.

Cover art for NOW. HERE. THIS. cast recording

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Ghostlight Records has released the cover art for its upcoming cast recording of Now. Here. This., the latest show from the Title of Show crew. The recording is available for pre-order on Amazon and is listed as having a December 12 release date.

Anthony Rapp records WITHOUT YOU for PS Classics

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Without You, Anthony Rapp's one-man show based on his NY Times best-selling memoir, was recorded by PS Classics on September 17. The show, which documents Rapp's experience in RENT and his mother's battle with cancer, most recently played London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. The album will be released on November 27.

Additionally, PS Classics is re-releasing Christine Andreas' 2003 recording The Carlyle Set. Based on Andreas’s sold-out engagement at New York’s Café Carlyle, the album features an irresistible blend of theater and pop songs, highlighted by soaring and emotive performances of such songs as the Legrand/Bergman classic "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?," a heartbreaking version of Marvin Hamlisch and Ed Kleban’s "At the Ballet," jazzy, playful takes on Lerner & Loewe’s "Show Me" and Rodgers & Hart’s "It’s Got to Be Love," and a bittersweet take on Duke Ellington’s "In a Sentimental Mood," among others.