Critically-acclaimed, award-winning Broadway star Susan Egan will release her sixth solo CD, The Secret of Happiness, in stores nationwide and online today. The recording, produced and music directed by Georgia Stitt, celebrates the worlds of classic and contemporary Broadway and Pop/Rock, taking the listeners on Susan's personal journey from Broadway to babies and beyond.
Check back on BroadwayWord in mid-November for a pre-release, behind-the scenes, exclusive video from Egan!
Egan's The Secret of Happiness includes popular standards from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and Paul Simon, and new, modern music by composers Christine Lavin, Paul Gordon, Brian Haner, Georgia Stitt, Jason Robert Brown and Egan herself. With instrumentation ranging from solo piano played by Brown to a full orchestra conducted by Stitt, the recording weaves intimate moments into lush musical events. Her most personal album to date, Egan's message in The Secret of Happiness is humorous, authentic and universal, and her voice has a richness beautifully captured in the material and recording.
Susan and Georgia Stitt will be performing The Secret of Happiness - Live to celebrate the CD's launch on Sunday, November 13th (6:30 and 8:30pm) at Show at Barre, located at 1714 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027. For tickets call (323) 661-6163 or visit www.showatbarre.com.
To accompany the release of The Secret of Happiness, Egan has filmed a music video for one of the album's songs, Nina Doesn't Care. Written by Brian Haner and Susan Egan, the tune laments that Egan's daughter finds no value in the fact that her mother is a bona fide Disney princess. The video, produced by Susan Haner, will be released on November 15th as well, exclusively on Egan's YouTube page: www.YouTube.com/SusanEgan. Making this truly unique in the Broadway and cyber worlds is the fact that the video opens with Egan sharing the screen with 2-D animated characters, created especially for her by Duncan Studios in Pasadena. This marks a wonderful reunion between Egan and Ken Duncan, who animated Susan's character of "Meg" in Disney's feature Hercules.