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Help Broadway Couple Fund Their Album via Kickstarter

Jenny powers and matt cavenaugh Broadway actors and married couple Matt Cavenaugh (West Side Story) and Jenny Powers (Grease) are raising money to record a new album together, using online fundraising platform Kickstarter to collect donations.

"Collectively, we're veterans of over 10 Broadway and off-Broadway shows," Cavenaugh writes on the project's Kickstarter page. "See, the thing is, both of us have been blessed with a lot of success individually, but we have barely worked together. Well, we'd like to change that. So, we're making an album together! The album will be filled with new and exciting versions of classic songs you already love!"

In addition to songs originally recorded by artists such as Etta James, Frank Sinatra, Queen, and Joni Mitchell, Cavenaugh also teases that the album will include a duet from the new musical Dangerous Beauty. (Powers stars in the world premiere production of Dangerous Beauty beginning Feb. 1, 2011 at the Pasadena Playhouse.) "You'll be the first to hear a tune from this incredible new score!," Cavenaugh writes.

Cavenaugh and Powers hope to raise at least $10,000, and plan to begin recording the album soon for a Feb. 2011 release.

Read Cavenaugh and Powers' full statement about the project:

Hi.

We are Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers. Collectively, we're veterans of over 10 Broadway and off-Broadway shows. You might have seen Matt as Tony in the 2009 Broadway revival of "West Side Story" or Jenny as Rizzo in the 2007 Broadway revival of "Grease!" Or perhaps you saw one of us on stage in "Grey Gardens," "Little Women," "Happiness," or "Urban Cowboy." Then again, you may have caught one of us on screen in "Nurse Jackie," "Mercy," "One Life to Live," or the film, "I Think I Love My Wife." Oh, yeah. That reminds me. We're also married! See, the thing is, both of us have been blessed with a lot of success individually, but we have barely worked together. Well, we'd like to change that. So, we're making an album together!

The album will be filled with new and exciting versions of classic songs you already love! And maybe some new ones you don't know you love...yet! Songs recorded originally by artists such as...Etta James...Queen...Joni Mitchell...Frank Sinatra...and many others. We are also planning on recording a duet from the new musical, "Dangerous Beauty." Jenny will soon star in the world premiere production of "Dangerous Beauty" at the Pasadena Playhouse starting February 1, 2011. You'll be the first to hear a tune from this incredible new score!

We plan on heading into the studio very soon to start recording. With your support we hope to raise at least $10,000. Each and every dollar you pledge will go towards producing and releasing the album in February 2011.

From reading this, you've probably noticed that the album doesn't have a title yet. Join in, and this is just part of the inside scoop you'll get from supporting us... Both of us will also be checking in regularly to keep you updated of our progress. So, please spread the word, and we thank you in advance for all your support!

For more information on Matt and Jenny, you can check us out on Facebook and Twitter (matt_cavenaugh & jennypowpow).

For more info and to make a donation, visit "Matt Cavenaugh & Jenny Powers make their 1st album!" on Kickstarter.com.

-- Daniel Lehman

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