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CDs Now Available:
Blame It On Bacharach The 24th Annual STAGE Benefit
(Kritzerland Records - new on 2 CDs)
Live concert recording. Melissa Manchester, Stephen Bishop, Vicki Lewis, Donna McKechnie, Dave Koz, Marilyn Maye, Nancy Dussault, Stefanie Powers, Danny Gurwin, Justin Guarini, Catte Adams, Carole Cook, Jai Rodriguez, Valarie Pettiford and more. A portion of the proceeds goes to AIDS Project, Los Angeles, and other AIDS organizations. Available at Kritzerland.com. Special pricing when buying all three STAGE concert CDs.
Bonnie & Clyde Original Broadway Cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of Frank Wildhorn Don Black score. Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan, Melissa van der Schyff, Claybourne Elder, Joe Hart, Louis Hobson, Talon Ackerman, Rozi Baker, Leslie Becker, Mimi Bessette, Alison Cimmet, Daniel Cooney, Jon Fletcher, Kelsey Fowler, Victor Hernandez, Sean Jenness, Katie Klaus, Michael Lanning, Garrett Long, Matt Lutz, Marissa McGowan, Cassie Okenka, Justin Matthew Sargent, Jack Tartaglia and Tad Wilson. Produced by Frank Wildhorn, John McDaniel and David Lai. Executive produced by Van Dean, Corey Brunish, Howard Kagan and Terry Schnuck. Recorded January 2, 2012.
By Side By Side By Side By Side By Stephen Sondheim The 23rd Annual STAGE Benefit
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Live concert recording. Len Cariou, Sally Ann Howes, Patrick Cassidy, Shaun Cassidy, Ann Hampton Callaway, Nancy Dussault, Betty Garrett, Randy Graff, Alice Ripley, Michelle Nicastro, Felicity Huffman, Marc Cherry, Valarie Pettiford, Charlotte Rae, Carole Cook, Rip Taylor, and many others. A portion of the proceeds goes to AIDS Project, Los Angeles, and other AIDS organizations. Available at Kritzerland.com. Special pricing when buying all three STAGE concert CDs.
The Craze: One Man, Two Guvnors - The Music
(DRG Records - new on CD)
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." Released 4/10 on mp3 and iTunesPreviously available in the U.K. at National Theatre website.
The Girl From Utah
(Comic Opera Guild - new on CD)
Paul Rubens, Sidney Jones and Jerome Kern score. Includes Kern's first big hit, "They'll Never Believe Me." The complete Comic Opera Guild production, featuring the songs added for the American production of the show in 1915, the opening chorus and first act finale that were cut from in the original production. Available at Footlight and Comic Opera Guild.
The Perfect Year: The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber The 20th Annual STAGE Benefit Concert
(Kritzerland Records - new on 2 CDs)
Live concert recording. Tyne Daly, Bill Hutton, Valerie Perri, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Carole Cook, Dale Kristien, Franc D'Ambrosio, Ken Page, Terri Bibb, Karen Culliver, Mary D'Arcy, Anastasia Barzee, Reece Holland, David Burnham, William Katt, Brian Lane Green, Joan Ryan, Leslie Jordan, Valarie Pettiford, Kim Huber, Keith David, Nita Whitaker, Mary Jo Catlett, Sean McDermott, and many others. A portion of the proceeds goes to AIDS Project, Los Angeles, and other AIDS organizations. Available Kritzerland.com. Special pricing when buying all three STAGE concert CDs.
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
Bring It On Digital Sampler
(Sh-K-Boom - new mp3/iTunes)
Three track sampler of Lin-Manuel Miranda/Tom Kitt/Amanda Green score featuring the touring cast. "It's All Happening," "Ain't No Thing," "Enjoy The Trip." Digital booklet included.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
Camelot 45th Anniversary Edition
(Warner - new on Blu-Ray digibook)
1967 film. Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero. Directed by Joshua Logan. Lerner & Loewe score. Features: audio commentary; featurettes Camelot: the Fallen Kingdom, Camelot: The Castle That Never Was, The Story of Camelot, The World Premier of Camelot; trailer. Also included, 36 pages of production information and CD sampler: "I Wonder What The King Is Doing Tonight?,"Camelot and the Wedding Ceremony," "How to Handle a Woman," "If Ever I Would Leave You - Love Montage."
On Singing Onstage with David Craig
(Applause - 6 DVD set)
The late David Craig (director of the Musical Theatre Performance Center at UCLA, professor at CMU) master class on DVD for first time. Available as a set, or individually: Class One: Lectures, Class Two: Technique,
Class Three: Subtext, Class Four: Process/the Ballad, Class Five: Process/the Uptempo, Class Six: Performance/Q&A.
BOOKs Now Available:
A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman
(Bloomsbury Press - Hardcover Book)
By Alice Kessler-Harris. "A revelatory and provocative biography of one of the most controversial women of the twentieth century, by one of America's most renowned historians." 320 pages.
Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project
(Easton Studio Press - Hardcover Book/CD)
Collection of lullabyes written by Broadway composers ( Stephen Schwartz, Bobby Lopez, Maury Yeston, Rupert Holmes, Marc Shaiman, Charles Strouse, Tom Kitt, Henry Krieger), performed by Broadway singers (Patti LuPone, Vanessa Williams, Sutton Foster, Raul Esparza, Brian D'Arcy James, Anika Noni Rose) on a CD bound into the book. Illustrated by book illustrators and Broadway designers (Jules Feiffer, Marc Simont, William Ivey Long, Tony Walton, Scott Pask, Seymour Chwast, Paul Zelinsky, Betsy Lewin, Sean Qualls and others). Benefits breast cancer research. Conceived and created by Kate Dawson and Jodi Glucksman. Foreword by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton. CD produced by Matt Pierson. 48 pages. Ages 3 and up.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Music on Film Series
(Limelight - Paperback Book)
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
(Criterion Collection - new Blu-Ray)
Spalding Gray filmed monologue (co-written with Rene Shafransky). Directed by Steven Soderbergh. 79 minutes.
john & jen
(Ghostlight - new digital release)
Digital release of 1996 Off-Broadway cast recording. Andrew Lippa/Tom Greenwald score. Carolee Carmello and James Ludwig.
Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady (Broadway Legacies)
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Dominic McHugh. Based on previously-unpublished documents ... a completely new behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the show.
The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities
(Broadway - Paperback Book)
Katharine Weber, granddaughter of Kay Swift, memoir of her extraordinary family.
On Broadway 2013 Calendar
(Time Factory - Paperback Calendar)
Wall calendar. Each month features a different Broadway musical, featuring Anything Goes, Avenue Q, Godspell, Catch Me If You Can, The Book of Mormon, Memphis, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Sister Act, War Horse, Spider-Man, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Each with a description written by Ken Johnson, Managing Editor of Playbill.com.
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Added, no release date:
Liaisons: Reimagining Sondheim from the Piano
(new on CD)
Compositions inspired by Stephen Sondheim songs. 17 of the 36 commissioned pieces were performed in April 2012 concert at Symphony Space by pianist Anthony de Mare. The remaining pieces will be performed in March 2013 at the same venue. Composers of performed pieces include David Shire and Ricky Ian Gordon, jazz pianists Ethan Iverson and Fred Hersch, and Paul Moravec.
Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff. Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.
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