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CDs Now Available:
The Good Old Bad Old Days
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
1972 original cast recording of West End show. Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Anthony Newley, Paul Bacon, Keith Chegwin, George Claydon, Fred Evans, Bill Kerr, Terry Mitchell, Lesley Roach, Rob Stuart, Julia Sutton, Caroline Villiers Pre-ordering at Kritzerland website.
Nikki Renée Daniels: Home
(new on CD/mp3)
Broadway/opera/regional performer Nikki Renee Daniels (Porgy and Bess, Anything Goes) debut album with guests Jeff Kready and Tituss Burgess. "Over My Head," "Home," "Me," "Say It Somehow" (w/ Jeff Kready), "The Summer Knows," "Love Song for No One," "Sigh No More Ladies," "Spark of Creation," "Home," "Who Would Imagine a King" (w/ Tituss Burgess), "Over My Head/His Eye Is On the Sparrow." Available at CD Baby.
(Sony - new on CD)
Debut album from UK performer Ramin Karimloo (Phantom of the Opera, Pirates of Penzance, Jesus Christ Superstar). Half of the tracks are songs written by Karimloo. "Show Me Light," "Coming Home," "Music of the Night," "Broken Home," "Guiding Light," "Human Heart," "Constant Angel," "Til I Hear You Sing," "Eyes of a Child," "Inside My World," "Everything I Do," "Cathedrals." Available at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.
Sweeney Todd Chichester Festival Cast
(Warner Bros UK - new import CD)
Recorded February 25. Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton. "Prelude / The Ballad of Sweeney Todd," "No Place Like London," "Worst Pies in London," "My Friends / The Ballad of Sweeney Todd," "Johanna," "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd," "Wait," "Kiss Me," "Ladies in their Sensitivities," "Pretty Women," "Epiphany," "A Little Priest," "God, That's Good!," "Johanna (Reprise)," "By the Sea," "Not While I'm Around," "Searching," "Judge's Return," "Final scene," "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd." Available now in the UK: at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
Newsies the Musical Digital Release
(Ghostlight - new on mp3/iTunes)
Alan Menken/ Jack Feldman score (book by Harvey Fierstein). Danny Troob orchestrations. Arrangements by Michael Kosarin. Jeremy Jordan, John Dossett, Capathia Jenkins, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kara Lindsay, Ben Frankhauser. "Overture," "Santa Fe (Prologue)," "Carrying the Banner," "The Bottom Line," "That's Rich," "I Never Planned on You/Don't Come a-Knocking," "The World Will Know," "Watch What Happens," "Seize the Day," "Santa Fe," "King of New York," "Watch What Happens (Reprise)," "The Bottom Line (Reprise)," "Brooklyn's Here," "Something to Believe In," "Once and For All," "Finale." (CD has 3 bonus tracks). Recorded March 4-5. Street date for CD May 15; released digitally April 10; orders placed through Newsies website will be released April 30.
The Craze: One Man, Two Guvnors - The Music Digital
(DRG Records - on mp3/at iTunes)
All 15 songs from the show, performed by Grant Olding and The Craze, as well as original cast members James Corden, Oliver Chris, Daniel Rigby, Martyn Ellis, Claire Lams, Suzie Toase and Jemima Rooper. Broadway art and new packaging plus an additional instrumental, "Calypso Jones." CD expected April 24. Previously available in the U.K. at National Theatre website.
BOOKs Now Available:
Theatre World Volume 67: 2010-2011
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
Ben Hodges, editor. In its 67th year, the most comprehensive record of the theatrical season-Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway, including listings for over 60 regional companies. More than 2,000 productions listed, with photos, complete cast listing, producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, and plot synopses. Also the year's obituaries, a listing of all nominees and winners of the major theatrical awards, the longest-running shows on and off Broadway, and a detailed index. Over 700 photos of the season.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Evita New Broadway Cast Recording
(Sony - new on CD)
Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice score. Elena Roger, Michael Cerveris, Ricky Martin.
Julian Ovenden: If I Stay
(Universal/Decca - new on import CD)
Solo album from West End (soon in Finding Neverland) and Broadway (Death Takes a Holiday) performer. To be released 4/24 in the UK: pre-ordering at Amazon UK. "It Hurts To Say Goodbye," "The Last Waltz," "Woman To Man," "If You Go Away," "Stay," "I'm Not Coming Home," "Up, Up And Away," "When She Loved Me," "In A Broken Dream," "Ten Thousand Miles," "Just To See Each Other Again," "Something Better," "You've Made Me So Very Happy." Available 4/23 at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.
Lost Broadway and More Volume 4
(Footlight - new on CD)
Latest in the series celebrates women composers. To feature previously unrecorded songs from the musical Little House on the Prairie by Rachel Portman, sung by Newsies star Kara Lindsay and Kate Loprest (Wonderland); sing six songs from Judith Steir's musical Only A Kingdom sung by Max Von Essen (Evita), Jill Paice (The Woman In White, Curtains), Donna Lynne Champlin (Sweeney Todd, Hollywood Arms) and Stephen "Mo" Hanan (Cats, Jolson & Co); several songs by Kay Swift, performed by Steve Ross, KT Sullivan, and William T. Zeffiro; and previously unrecorded songs by Marian Grudeff and Ray Jessel (Baker Street), including several cut Baker Street songs, songs from their revue Hellzapoppin '67 and songs from their unproduced musical version of National Velvet. Ordering information and song list at Footlight.com.
Rock of Ages Soundtrack
(WaterTower Music - new on CD)
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Added to April 24:
Bring It On Sampler
(Sh-K-Boom - new digital)
Three track sampler of Lin-Manuel Miranda/Tom Kitt/Amanda Green score; the show is now on tour. "It's All Happening," "Ain't No Thing," "Enjoy The Trip." More information at Sh-K-Boom.com.
Added, no release date:
Carrie Off-Broadway cast album
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
To be recorded April 17. Christy Altomare, Corey Boardman, Carmen Cusack, Jeanna de Waal, Blair Goldberg, F. Michael Haynie, Derek Klena, Marin Mazzie, Andy Mientus, Elly Noble, Molly Ranson, Jen Sese, Ben Thompson, Wayne Wilcox.
Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County Studio Album
(new on 3 CDs)
Concept album for Stephen King-John Mellencamp musical. Narration by Elvis Costello, plus Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Taj Mahalm and Neko Case, Matthew McConaughey, Meg Ryan and Joe Frazier. According to Playbill.com: it was "reportedly produced like a radio play, with a full book of text, as well as two CDs that include all dialogue and songs and a third CD with only the music." A single disc of highlights is also expected.
Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff. Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.
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