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Track Listing:

1
Eating Poetry (Linda Balgord)
 
2
Music (G. Roven)
 
3
Wild Nights! (Patti LuPone)
 
4
Love Is... (Emily Skinner)
 
5
Sonnet 17 (Joanna Gleason)
 
6
Sonnet 19 (Brent Barrett)
 
7
I Would Like to... (Barbara Feldon)
 
8
The Cinnamon Peeler (Michael Cerveris)
 
9
Love Looks Not... (Christine Baranski)
 
10
Hang There (John Belhamm)
 
11
I thank God... (Judy Kaye)
 
12
Lovers... (Mike Doyle)
 
13
If You... (Bobby Steggert)
 
14
Soft Knife (Judith Light)
 
15
Meeting at Night (Charles Kimbrough)
 
16
Last Love (Michele Pawk)
 
17
To the Harbormaster (Chandler Williams)
 
18
Music (Roven)
 
19
Daffodils (Catherine Zeta-Jones)
 
20
Composed Upon... (Carole Shelley)
 
21
Aedh Wishes for the... (Ceiran O'Reilly)
 
22
Renascence (Christine Ebersole)
 
23
A Supermarket in CA (Michael Rupert)
 
24
The Sun Underfoot... (Nany Opel)
 
25
Some Lines... (Reed Birney)
 
26
Lake and Maple (Brenda Wehle)
 
27
The House Was Quiet... (Lauren Kennedy)
 
28
Fern Hill (Philip Casnoff)
 
29
Poem for My Daugher (Barry Humphries)
 
30
Music (Roven)
 
31
Poetry (Roxanne Hart)
 
32
Sonnets to Orpheus (Ann Hampton Calloway)
 
33
Contexts (Douglas Sills)
 
34
Music (Roven)
 
35
Walrus and the Carpenter (Jason Alexander)
 
36
Vespers (Cynthia Nixon)
 
37
Psalm... (Peter Freidman)
 
38
The Poison Tester (Matthew Schechter)
 
39
A Little Tooth (Alan Campbell)
 
40
You Are Old, Father William (Amanda Green)
 
41
The Nap Taker (Ramona Mallory)
 
42
Blue Football (Tony Walton)
 
43
Music (Roven)
 
44
A Dog... (Cady Huffman)
 
45
Bottom's Dream (Gregory Jbara)
 
46
New Yorkers (Paige Davis)
 
47
Self-Improvement (Daniel Okulitch)
 
48
Beautiful Women (Michael Minarik)
 
49
My Last Duchess (Charles Busch)
 
50
Grosz (Lauren Flanigan)
 
51
Sun and Fun (Edward Hibbert)
 
52
Life Stories (Moises Kaufmann)
 
53
To a Friend... (Peter Paige)
 
54
Song of a Hopeful Heart (Dean Pitchford)
 
55
Die While You're Alive (Sam Robards)
 
56
Afternoon in School (Tom McGowan)
 
57
Music (Roven)
 
58
Annabel Lee (Donald Corren)
 
59
Rime of the... (John Rubinstein)
 
60
Ulysses (Chris Sarandon)
 
61
Music (Roven)
 
62
Myth (Francesca Faridany)
 
63
An Ancient Gesture (Michael Learned)
 
64
Eve--Paradise Lost (Veanne Cox)
 
65
Mary (Nancy Anderson)
 
66
To His Coy Mistress (Guy Paul)
 
67
The Job Interview (Donna Lynne Champlin)
 
68
She Lived (Lynn Sherr)
 
69
Love Song (Dorothy Parker)
 
70
A Prayer... (Maria Tucci)
 
71
Music (Roven)
 
72
But I Can't (Tyne Daly)
 
73
On Behalf of Trees (Zoe Caldwell)
 
74
The Road Less Traveled (David Garrison)
 
75
Any Fool (Harriet Harris)
 
76
Barking (Deidra O'Connell)
 
77
Sonnet (Glenn Seven Allen)
 
78
Terra Incognita (Penny Fuller)
 
79
To What You Said (Douglas Carpenter)
 
80
If (James Barbour)
 
81
Music (G. Roven)
 
82
Waiting for the Barbarians (Daniel Davis)
 
83
Correspondence (Kathleen Turner)
 
84
An Undoing World (Alice Playten)
 
85
Bearer of Evil Tidings (Ed Dixon)
 
86
Fire and Ice (Marc Kudisch)
 
87
The Second Coming (Keith McDermott)
 
88
Tommy (Michael York)
 
89
Dulce et... (Paul Schoeffler)
 
90
Music (G. Roven)
 
91
The Walk (Harriet Walter)
 
92
When I Have Fears (JoBeth Williams)
 
93
Those Winter... (Danny Burstein)
 
94
Men at 40 (Paul Provenza)
 
95
Conversion (Jeff McCarthy)
 
96
A Valediction (Claire Lautier)
 
97
Doctor Frolic (James Patrick Stewart)
 
98
The Day is Done (Florence Henderson)
 
99
Elegy in... (George S. Irving)
 
100
Spring and Fall (Richard Thomas)
 
101
Dirge... (Carolyn McCormick)
 
102
Otherwise (Melissa Errico)
 
103
When You Are... (Byron Jennings)
 
104
Remember (Rebecca Luker)
 
105
I Could Not Stop... (Kate Mulgrew)
 
106
On Death (Chuck Cooper)
 
107
Mezzo Cammin (Chip Zien)
 
108
Not Waving... (Roberta Maxwell)
 
109
Crossing the Bar (Louis Zorich)
 
110
Invictus (Dana Ivey)
 
111
Ye elves (Len Cariou)
 
112
In My Craft (Geraint Wyn Davies)
 
113
Our Revels (Patrick Paige)
 

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Poetic License


GPR Records,
Dedicated to
Broadway, Classical, Spoken Word & Children's Music
launches its first recording:      
POETIC LICENSE   
100 Poems by 100 Performers

including:
Kathleen Turner, Michael York, and Jason Alexander
Patti LuPone, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Charles Busch, 
Len Cariou, Michael Cerveris, Florence Henderson,
David Garrison, Paige Davis, Kate Mulgrew, 
Harriet Harris, Cynthia Nixon

Released in April 2010: National Poetry Month

To have great poets there must be great audiences too.
~Walt Whitman

Glen Roven, Peter Fitzgerald, and Richard Cohen are pleased to announce the formation of a new CD label, GPR Records, which will record and distribute Broadway, classical, spoken word, and children's music. GPR aims to surprise listeners with recordings that are both unusual and entertaining. GPR Records' first release will be "Poetic License" featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.

Spoken Word Artists include:
1.               Jason Alexander (Carroll: The Walrus and the Carpenter)
2.               Glen Seven Allen (Shakespeare: Sonnet 138)
3.               Nancy Anderson (Blake: Mary)
4.               Linda Balgord (Strand: Eating Poetry)
5.               Christine Baranski (Shakespeare: Love Looks Not With the Eyes)
6.               James Barbour (Kipling: If)
7.               Brent Barrett (Shakespeare: Sonnet XXIX)
8.               John Belhamm (Shakespeare: Hang There, My Verse)
9.               Reed Birney (Blanding: Some Lines Scrawled on a Door of a Vagabond's House)
10.             Charles Busch (Browning: My Last Duchess)
11.             Danny Burstein (Hayden: Those Winter Sundays)
12.             Zoe Caldwell (Caldwell: On Behalf of Trees)
13.             Ann Hampton Calloway (Rilke Sonnet 3 from Orpheus)
14.             Alan Campbell (Lux: A Little Tooth)
15.             Douglas Carpenter (Whitman: To What You Said)
16.             Len Cariou (Shakespeare: Ye Elves...)
17.             Donna Lynne Champlin (Cadell: Job Application)
18.             Philip Casnoff (Thomas: Fern Hill)
19.             Michael Cerveris (Ondaatje: The Cinnamon Peeler)
20.             Chuck Cooper (Gibran: On Death)
21.             Donald Corran (Poe: Annabel Lee)
22.             Veanne Cox (Milton: Paradise Lost Eve)
23.             *Tyne Daly (Auden: But I Can't)
24.             Daniel Davis (Cavafy: Waiting for the Barbarians)
25.             Paige Davis (Field: New Yorkers)
26.             Ed Dixon (co Producer) (Frost: Bearer of Evil Tidings
27.             Mike Doyle (S.L. Johnson) Lovers on a Park Bench
28.             Melissa Errico: (Kenyon: Otherwise)
29.             Francesca Faridany (Rukeyser: Myth)
30.             Barbara Feldon (Atwood: Variations on the Word)
31.             Lauren Flanigan (Weinstein: Grosz)
32.             Peter Friedman (Levertov: Psalm Concerning the Castle)
33.             Penny Fuller (Lawrence: Terra Incognita)
34.             David Garrison (Frost: Road Less Traveled)
35.             Joanna Gleason (Neruda: Sonnet XVII)
36.             Amanda Green (Carroll: You Are Old Father Williams)
37.             Harriet Harris (Spicer: Any Fool Can Get Into an Ocean)
38.             Roxanne Hart (Moore: Poetry)
39.             Florence Henderson (Longfellow: The Day is Done)
40.             Edward Hibbert (Betjeman: Sun and Fun)
41.             George S. Irving (Fearing: Elegy in a Theatrical Warehouse)
42.             Dana Ivey (Henley: Invictus)
43.             Beth Howland (Parker: Love Song)
44.             Moises Kauffman (Williams: Life Story)
45.             Cady Huffman (Mali: A Dog Named Bodhidsattva)
46.             Byron Jennings (Yeats: When You Are Old and Grey)
47.             Judy Kaye (cummings: I Thank You God for this...)
48.             Lauren Kennedy (Stevens: The House was Quiet...)
49.             Charles Kimbrough (Browning: Meeting At Night)
50.             Marc Kudisch (Frost: Fire and Ice)
51.             Claire Lautier (Donne: A Valediction...)
52.             Judith Light (Stoller: Soft Knife)
53.             Patti LuPone (TBA)
54.             Rebecaa Luker (Rossetti: Remember)
55.             Ramona Mallory (Silverstein: The Nap-taker)
56.             Jeff McCarthy (Collins: Conversion)
57.             Carolyn McCormick (Millay: Dirge Without Music)
58.             Roberta Maxwell (Smith: Not Waving By Drowning)
59.             Kate Mulgrew (Dickinson: Because I Could Not Stop for Death)
60.             Tom McGowan (Lawrence: Afternoon in School...)
61.             Keith McDermott (Yeats: Second Coming
62.             Michael Minarek (Ammons: Beautiful Woman)
63.             Julia Murney (TBA)
64.             Cynthia Nixon (Milne: Vespers)
65.             Diedre O'Connell (Harrison: Barking)
66.             Cieran O'Reilly (Yeats: Aedh Wishes...)
67.             Nancy Opel (Clampitt: The Sun Underfoot Among...)
68.             Daniel Okulitch (Hoaglund: Self Improvement)
69.             Patrick Page (Shakespeare: Our Revels...)
70.             Peter Paige (Sexton: To a Friend Whose...)
71.             Guy Paul (Marvell: To His Coy Mistress)
72.             Michele Pawk (Karr: Last Love)
73.             Dean Pitchford (Parker: Song of a Hopeful Heart)
74.             Alice Playten (Kushner: An Undoing World)
75.             Sam Robards (Bunan: Die While You're Alive)
76.             John Rubinstein (Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner)
77.             Michael Rupert Ginsberg: A Supermarket in CA)
78.             Chris Sarandon (Tennyson: Ulysses)
79.             Lynn Sherr (Clifton: She Lived)
80.             Paul Schoeffler (Owen: Dulce et Decorum Est)
81.             Matthew Schechter (Silverstein: Poison Tester)
82.             Emily Skinner (Millay: Love is not All)
83.             Douglas Sills (Monette: Contexts)
84.             Carole Shelley (Wordsworth: Composed Upon Westminster...)
85.             Bobby Steggart (Naruda: If You Forget Me)
86.             James Patrick Stewart (Pinsky: Doctor Frolic)
87.             Richard Thomas (Hopkins: Spring and Fall)
88.             Maria Tucci (Yeats: A Prayer for My Daughter)
89.             Kathleen Turner (Dorfman: Correspondence)
90.             Harriet Walter (Hardy: The Walk)
91.             Tony Walton (Cook: Blue Football)
92.             Brenda Wehle (Hirshfield: Lake and Maple)
93.             Chandler Williams (O'Hara: To The Harbormaster)
94.             JoBeth Williams (Keats: When I have fears)
95.             Geraint Wyn Davies (Thomas: In My Craft or Sullen...)
96.             Michael York (Kipling: Tommy)
97.             Chip Zien (Longfellow: Mezzo Cammin)
98.             Catherine Zeta-Jones
99.             Louis Zorich (Tennyson: Crossing the Bar)
100.           Alan Campbell (Lux: A Little Tooth)
101.           Gregory Jbara (Shakespeare: Bottom's Dream)
102.           Michael Learned (Millay: An Ancient Gesture)
103.           Paul Provenza (Justice: Men at Forty)

"Poetic License" will be released on April 2nd and will be available at
 www.GPRRecords.com, Amazon.com and itunes