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Alfred Music Publishing Salutes Broadway Genius with The Michael John LaChiusa Songbook

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular songwriters, artists, and Broadway musicals, releases the first-ever The Michael John LaChiusa Songbook, arranged for piano and voice.

The Michael John LaChiusa Songbook contains 39 songs from one of the most distinctive and admired theatre composers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Over 250 pages of music chronicle two decades of LaChiusa shows, from early 90s breakouts First Lady Suite and Hello Again to celebrated favorites like The Wild Party and See What I Wanna See.

Also included are four pages of full-color production photos with a foreword by Ira Weitzman, Associate Producer of Musicals at Lincoln Center Theatre. As a special bonus, the book features three of the songs from his highly-anticipated upcoming musical, Giant.

Composer, lyricist, and librettist John Michael LaChiusa established himself as a powerful presence in the American musical theatre scene after winning the Off-Broadway Obie Award in 1993 for his musicals First Lady Suite and Hello Again. On Broadway, LaChiusa was represented by the musicals The Wild Party and Marie Christine, which together received 12 Tony Award® nominations.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving our environment, this songbook is printed on recycled paper stock.

The Michael John LaChiusa Songbook (00-36430) is now available for $27.99 at music retail stores and at

Titles: Adela (from Bernarda Alba) * Beautiful (Marie Christine) * The Bed Was Not My Own (Hello Again) * By the Way (Little Fish) * The Christian Thing to Do (The Seven Deadly Sins) * Coffee (See What I Wanna See) * Curiosity (See What I Wanna See) * Eleanor Sleeps Here (First Lady Suite) * Fraud (Broken Sleep) * The Gift of You (The Nutcracker) * He Wanted a Girl (Giant) * Heaven (Hotel C'est l'Amour) * Hello Again (Hello Again) * Hello, Lover, Hello (Send (who are you? I love you) * The Highest Yellow (The Highest Yellow) * How Many Women in the World? (The Wild Party) * I Don't Hear the Ocean (Marie Christine) * I Ran (Little Fish) * Little Fish (Little Fish) * Martirio (Bernarda Alba) * Mistress of the Senator (Hello Again) * My Husband Was an Army Man (First Lady Suite) * The One I Love (Hello Again) * Optimistic (Lovers and Friends) * People Like Us (The Wild Party) * Private Property (Giant) * Remember Me (Little Fish) * See What I Wanna See (See What I Wanna See) * She Looked at Me (See What I Wanna See) * Simple Creature (Little Fish) * The Smallest Stream (Bernarda Alba) * The Smallest Thing (First Lady Suite) * A Stranger (Giant) * There Will Be a Miracle (See What I Wanna See) * Tom (Hello Again) * Tom Sawyer (Romance Language) * Way Back to Paradise (Marie Christine) * Welcome to My Party (The Wild Party) * When It Ends (The Wild Party).