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Sierra Boggess & Julian Ovenden announce new album “Together At A Distance” to be released Friday, November 19

SIERRA BOGGESS & JULIAN OVENDEN

Moments ago on Instagram, beloved stage stars Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden announced that their upcoming album Together At A Distance, featuring classic and contemporary Broadway duets, will be released on Friday, November 19 on all streaming and digital platforms.

The album, recorded remotely during the pandemic with Boggess in New York and Ovenden in London, spans over seven decades of musical theater’s most iconic hits including legendary composers such as Andrew Lloyd WebberRodgers & HammersteinLerner & LoeweLeonard BernsteinStephen SondheimJason Robert Brown and more.

Boggess and Ovenden have performed together in concerts on both sides of the Atlantic including BBC’s Proms at Royal Albert Hall with the John Wilson Orchestra in both 2010 and 2012, and at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops in 2015.

Watch the new music video of them performing “How Could I Ever Know” from The Secret Garden HERE. Select videos from the album were released in 2020 and can be viewed on Sierra Boggess’ YouTube page HERE.

Sierra Boggess said, “When Julian and I first sang together back in 2010, I knew that we had something unique as a duo. During this time of uncertainty and distance, we found a way to keep singing together. This album was built from pure desire to make music with each other – no matter what!”

Julian Ovenden said, “The simple act of creating something that wasn’t there before made us feel better about the world that we were missing so much, and it also seemed to strike a chord with anyone who was watching and listening. This opportunity only reaffirms how much we can’t wait to get back to singing together in the same room!”

Album Track List:

  1. “Make Believe” – From Show Boat
  2. “All I Ask Of You” – From The Phantom of the Opera
  3. “Stranger In Paradise” – From Kismet
  4. “The Heather On The Hill” – From Brigadoon
  5. “Too Many Mornings” – From Follies
  6. “Tonight” – From West Side Story
  7. “All The Wasted Time” – From Parade
  8. “Too Much In Love To Care” – From Sunset Boulevard
  9. “How Could I Ever Know” – From The Secret Garden
  10. “Till There Was You” – From The Music Man
  11. “I Have Dreamed” – From The King And I
  12. “With One Look” – From Sunset Boulevard
  13. “They Were You” – From The Fantasticks
  14. “A Heart Full Of Love” – From Les Misérables

The album features orchestrations by Nigel Wright, Julian Ovenden and Pete Letanka. The album was produced by Nigel Wright and Nick Pugh, with engineering by Pugh, and was mixed at Chiltern Music Studios, Buckinghamshire, UK.

Other recent recordings released by Craft Recordings / Concord Theatricals include the Grammy Award®-nominated cast albums of Amélie (Original London Cast Recording), Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel (2018 Broadway Cast Recording), Come From Away (Original Broadway Cast Recording) and Dreamland (Studio Cast Recording)as well as Covers From Away, R&H Goes Pop!, Jason Robert Brown’s Coming From Inside the House (A Virtual SubCulture Concert), Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf’s Music of Broadway for Cello and Piano,Reid & Schlesinger’s The Ballad of Little Jo, Shaina Taub’s Twelfth Night, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk’s The Mad Ones, Georgia Stitt’s A Quiet Revolution and Drew Gasparini’s We Aren’t Kids Anymore. 

BIOGRAPHIES

Sierra Boggess is an Olivier Award-nominated actress who is regarded as one of Broadway’s most beloved ingenues. Best known worldwide not only for reinventing the coveted role of Christine Daaé in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, but for Lord Webber himself going on record to say that “she’s the best, the best Christine certainly.” Boggess portrayed the role in the Broadway, West End, and the televised 25th Anniversary concert productions of Phantom. Sierra made her Broadway debut as Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, receiving Drama Desk and Drama League Nominations, as well as the Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite Female Breakthrough Performance. Her additional Broadway credits include Master ClassIt Shoulda Been You, and School of Rock. Boggess’ Off-Broadway credits include Love, Loss, and What I Wore and Music in the Air, alongside Kristin Chenoweth, for New York City Center’s Encores! series. In the West End, Boggess has appeared as Fantine in Les Misérables and originated the role of Christine Daaé in Love Never Dies, the critically acclaimed sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, receiving an Olivier Award nomination for her performance. Sierra starred as Cinderella in the highly anticipated Hollywood Bowl production of Into the Woods, where the Los Angeles Times raved of her “crystalline singing and gameness for comedy… Boggess’ Cinderella was enchanting.” Prior to that she starred as Danielle DeBarbarac in the new musical Ever After at the Alliance Theatre as well as starred in the world premiere of the new play The Age of Innocence at Hartford Stage for which she received a nomination for a Connecticut Critics Circle Award for her portrayal of Countess Ellen Olenska. Boggess’ concert appearances include multiple engagements with BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall; Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series The Lyrics of David Zippel; The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall; Broadway By The Year at Town Hall; Guys and Dolls at Carnegie Hall opposite Patrick Wilson, Megan Mullally, and Nathan Lane; and The Secret Garden at Lincoln Center. She has toured with her cellist sister, Summer Boggess, and musical director Brian Hertz all over the United States, as well as Japan and Australia with her concert show which has been preserved live and released on CD, Awakening: Live at 54 Below. Her recordings include School Of Rock, It Shoulda Been You, the 25th Anniversary concert of The Phantom of the Opera (also on DVD), the symphonic recording of Love Never DiesThe Little Mermaid, Andrew Lippa’s A Little Princess, Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Night at the Movies with the John Wilson Orchestra, Where The Sky Ends: The Songs of Michael Mott, A New York City Christmas: A benefit album for ASTEP and more.

Julian Ovenden has appeared on stage, on screen, in concert and in the recording studio. He was last seen as Emile de Becque in Chichester Festival Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific.He is also known as Sir Henry Granville in the hit Netflix series “Bridgerton,” as well as Charles Blake in the acclaimed ITV series “Downton Abbey.” Other notable television appearances include“The Crown,” “Avenue 5,” “Adult Material,” “Knightfall,” “Major Crimes,” “Family Guy,” “The Sound of Music Live!,” “Person of Interest,” “The Assets,” “Cosmos,” “Sunday in the Park with George,” “Smash,” “Midsomer Murders,” “Any Human Heart,” “Foyle’s War,” “Cashmere Mafia,” “Charmed,” “Related,” “Poirot,”

Laws of Chance,” “A Christmas Carol The Musical,” “The Royal,” “The Forsyte Saga” and “Come Together.” Notable stage appearances include All About Eve (Noël Coward Theatre); The Treatment (Almeida Theatre); My Night with Reg (Donmar Warehouse/Apollo Theatre); Show Boat (Lincoln Center, NYC); Grand Hotel, Merrily We Roll Along (Donmar Warehouse); Sunday in the Park with George (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris); Finding Neverland (Curve Theatre, Leicester); Death Takes a Holiday (Roundabout, New York); Marguerite (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Butley (The Booth Theatre); A Woman of No Importance (Theatre Royal Haymarket); and King Lear (RSC). Films include Made In ItalySurviving Christmas with the Relatives, The Confessions, The Colony, Allies, and 1st Night. Ovenden has made several concert appearances worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, and The Royal Albert Hall. In 2012, Ovenden released his debut album, If You Stay (Decca)Other albums include Be My Love (East West Records) and Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Night at the Movies with The John Wilson Orchestra (EMI).

Concord is the independent, worldwide leader in the development, management and acquisition of sound recordings, music publishing and theatrical performance rights. Concord has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, London, Berlin, and Miami and operates via three primary operating divisions: Concord Theatricals, Concord Music Publishing, and Concord Recorded Music.

Concord Theatricals is the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, plus dozens of new signings each year.Our unparalleled roster includes the work of Irving Berlin, Agatha Christie, George & Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorraine Hansberry, Kander & Ebb, Kitt & Yorkey, Ken Ludwig, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dominique Morisseau, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thornton Wilder and August Wilson. We are the only firm providing truly comprehensive services to the creators and producers of plays and musicals, including theatrical licensing, music publishing, script publishing, cast recording and first-class producing. www.concordtheatricals.com

Craft Recordings is home to one of the largest and most storied collections of master recordings and compositions in the world. Our repertoire includes iconic artists such as Joan Baez, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Vince Guaraldi, John Lee Hooker, Little Richard, Nine Inch Nails, Thelonious Monk, Otis Redding, R.E.M., and Traveling Wilburys, to name just a few. Being caretakers for the heritage of countless landmark recordings is a responsibility we don’t take lightly. Renowned imprints with catalogs issued under the Craft banner include Concord Theatricals, Concord, Fantasy, Milestone, Nitro, Prestige, Riverside, Rounder, Specialty, Stax, Sugar Hill, Vanguard and Vee-Jay Records, among many others.