Il Divo, the record-breaking classical crossover group who have sold more than 26 million albums worldwide, are set to release their sixth studio album 'A Musical Affair' onMonday 2nd December through Syco. The album, featuring guest performances from the likes of Barbra Streisand, Nicole Scherzinger, Kristin Chenoweth and Michael Ball will also raise the curtains on a limited run of live Broadway performances at theMarquis Theatre with special guest star Heather Headley, beginning 7th November.
'A Musical Affair' is Il Divo's first compilation of songs inspired by Broadway shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Carousel and West Side Story. The album showcases Il Divo's signature romantic and emotional interpretation of heartfelt classics like 'Some Enchanted Evening' (South Pacific), 'Bring Him Home' (Les Miserables), 'Tonight,' (West Side Story), and more.
Il Divo have also provided new arrangements for these much-loved songs, as well as invited familiar Broadway and pop artists to appear on certain tracks as their duet partners. These top musicians lend their talent in songs like 'Music of the Night' (Phantom of the Opera) - LIVE duet with Barbra Streisand; 'All I Ask Of You' (Phantom Of The Opera) - duet with Kristin Chenoweth; 'Memory' (Cats) - duet with Nicole Scherzinger; and 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' (The Lion King) - duet with Heather Headley.
On November 7th, Il Divo kick off a limited engagement of live concerts at New York's Marquis Theatre, marking the first time the four members will sing together on the Broadway stage. 'Il Divo - A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway Live,' will intertwine the most famous songs from Broadway musicals with the individual theatrical experiences of Carlos, David, Urs and S'bastien. In addition, Tony and Grammy Award Winner Heather Headley will be a featured guest for the entire run.
In addition to the November 7th debut, Il Divo's Marquis show dates include November 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, and 13th. The quartet members are no strangers to musical theatre; Carlos was cast as Marius in Les Mis'rables when the show first premiered in Spain in 1993, while David played Rodolfo in Broadway's La BohSme in 2003, which subsequently garnered seven Tony nominations.