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Updated 5/23/17

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NewsiesDisney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical
(Disney - streaming video and HD for purchase at Amazon/at iTunes)
Musical as presented in movie theaters in February 2016. Score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman. Cast includes Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Steve Blanchard, Aisha de Haas. Includes bonus video: Return to Rehearsals; Return to the Stage; Filming Begins; Lights. Camera. Action.; Live Capture Film Day! 135 minutes.

Madame RubinsteinMadame Rubinstein
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition (July 5))
Play by John Misto. Comedy about Helena Rubinstein. Currently playing the Park Theatre, London. 104 pages.

Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie BookSugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Book
(Pam Krauss/Avery - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Jenna Hunterson. The official tie-in to Broadway’s hit musical Waitress, featuring the recipes for 3 dozen of the show’s most evocative and delicious pies. 160 pages.

Redheads from SpaceThose Redheads From Seattle
(Kino Lorber - new 3D Blu-ray/DVD)
Newly restored 1953 3D musical film. Rhonda Fleming, Gene Barry, Agnes Moorehead, Teresa Brewer, Guy Mitchell, The Bell Sisters. Directed by Lewis R. Foster and released by Paramount Pictures. Special features audio commentary by film historians Hillary Hess, Greg Kintz, Jack Theakston and Bob Furmanek; 2006 interview with Rhonda Fleming; before/after restoration demo; original theatrical trailer.

May 25, 2017

Bard on the BeachAll the World's a Stage: The Story of Bard on the Beach
(Heritage House Pub - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Jayne Seagrave. A celebration of the twenty-eight-year history of Western Canada's most illustrious Shakespeare festival. Unfolds in five acts highlighting the people, history, growth, and future of this unique theatre company and features dozens of full-colour photographs of sumptuous sets, elaborate costumes, tireless volunteers, actors in mid-soliloquy, and more. 288 pages.

May 26, 2017

War PaintWar Paint OBC digital
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
OBC recording of Scott Frankel (music) and Michael Korie (lyrics) score. Cast features Patti Lupone, Christine Ebersole, Douglas Sills, John Dossett. "Best Face Forward," "Behind the Red Door," "Back on Top," "My Secret Weapon," "My American Moment," "Step on Out," "If I'd Been a Man," "Better Yourself," "Oh, That's Rich," "Face to Face," "Inside of the Jar," "Necessity is the Mother of Invention," "Best Face Forward (Reprise)," "Now You Know," "No Thank You," "Fire and Ice," "Dinosaurs," "Pink," "Forever Beautiful," "Beauty in the World," "Finale." Recorded April 16 and April 17. CD to be released July 14.

May 29, 2017

Dear Evan HansenDear Evan Hansen TCG Edition
(Theatre Communications Group - new Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
The musical by Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. 144 pages.

May 30, 2017

Kiss Me, KateKiss Me, Kate Blu-ray
(Shout! Factory - new on Blu-ray)
London revival of Cole Porter musical, book by Bella Spewack and Samuel Spewack. Filmed in front of a live audience in 2002. Directed by Chris Hunt. Brent Barrett, Michael Berresse, Nancy Anderson, Nicolas Colicos, and Rachel York. 177 minutes.

June 1, 2017

Book of BroadwayThe Book of Broadway: The Definitive Plays and Musicals
(Voyageur Press - Hardcover Book)
Update of Eric Grode's 2015 book. 150 profiles of the best, most influential, and most important Broadway musicals and plays ever produced ... everything from the The Black Crook to Hamilton. New edition with numerous updates and corrections. 328 pages.

June 2, 2017

(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
1983 OLC recording of score by Stephen Oliver and Tim Rice. Out of print for 20 years. Produced by Tim Rice and Stephen Oliver. Paul Nicholas, Sharon Lee Hill, , Stephan Tate, David Burt, Chris Langham, and Cantabile. Includes bonus tracks "Running Back For More" (Single Version), Sharon Lee Hill; "The Least of My Troubles," Colm Wilkinson; "Running Back for More," Murray Head.

Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryCharlie and the Chocolate Factory OBC digital
(Masterworks Broadway - new digital album on mp3)
Original Broadway cast recording of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman / Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley score. Cast includes Christian Borle; three Charlie alternates Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, Ryan Sell; Kathy Fitzgerald; Ben Crawford; Trista Dollison; Kathy Fitzgerald; Alan H. Green; F. Michael Haynie; Jackie Hoffman; Emily Padgett; Emma Pfaeffle; John Rubinstein; Michael Wartella; Jared Bradshaw; Kristy Cates; Madeleine Doherty; Stephanie Gibson; Kyle Taylor Parker; Paul Slade Smith. CD format to be released June 23.

Doris DayDay Time on the Radio - Lost Radio Duets from the Doris Day Show (1952-1953)
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
First authorized release of Doris Day's long-lost radio performances. Day Time on the Radio brings to light 32 rarities including 27 duets and five solo performances. Includes duets with Gordon MacRae (four), Kirk Douglas, George Murphy, Ronald Reagan, and Broderick Crawford, plus Tony Martin, Howard Keel, Smilin' Jack Smith, and Frank Loesser. Hidden bonus tracks: Day's renditions of the opening "It's Magic" and closing "Love to Be with You" radio themes sans announcer. Booklet includes detailed notes by Joe Marchese and rare photos. Amazon listing includes track list.

Galavant CompleteGalavant: The Complete Collection
(Universal Music/Hollywood Records - new on 2 CDs/mp3/)
From the TV musical series. Music by Alan Mencken, lyrics by Glenn Slater. Includes the three volumes of soundtrack music from the TV series (including the recently issued Galavant: The Unreleased Collection), previously available as downloads (the first volume was also available as a CD-R). Cast of the TV show include Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones, Mallory Jansen, Karen David, Luke Youngblood. Featured singers on the album include Hugh Bonneville, Weird Al Yankovic, Ricky Gervais, Kylie Minogue, Matt Lucas, Robert Lindsay, Sheridan Smith, Reece Shearsmith, Eddie Marsan, Alfie Simmons. 33 tracks. Track listing available at Amazon.

June 5, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen Vocal SelectionsDear Evan Hansen Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Vocal line and piano accompaniment for 13 songs from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul score. "Anybody Have a Map?," "Disappear," "For Forever," "Good for You," "If I Could Tell Her," "Only Us," "Requiem," "Sincerely, Me," "So Big/So Small," "To Break in a Glove," "Waving Through a Window," "Words Fail," "You Will Be Found." 112 pages.

New Broadway Fake BookThe New Broadway Fake Book
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
New collection features over 600 Broadway songs arranged with melody, lyrics and chords for C instruments. 696 pages.

June 6, 2017

ArlingtonArlington [a love story] TCG Edition
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Enda Walsh. Currently playing at St. Ann's Warehouse. 88 pages.

June 9, 2017

2017 Tony Award Season album
(Tony Award Productions & Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon)
Each musical from the 2016-2017 season has been invited to contribute a song to this new compilation album. Cover art to feature a specially commissioned Tony season illustration by Justin "Squigs" Robertson. The first 1,000 people to order the album at or at will receive a free limited-edition "Lights of Broadway" Tony Nominees 2017 showcard with their purchase. A portion of the proceeds from the album will go to the American Theatre Wing and Broadway League’s arts educations initiatives. Packaging to include an essay by noted musical theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper as well as details about each show. Also at

AmelieAmélie, A New Musical OBC
(Rhino Warner Classics - new on CD)
Broadway cast recording of Daniel Messé (music and lyrics) / Nathan Tysen (lyrics) score. Phillipa Soo, Adam Chanler-Berat, David Andino, Randy Blair, Heath Calvert, Alison Cimmet, Savvy Crawford, Manoel Felciano, Harriett D. Foy, Alyse Alan Louis, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Paul Whitty and Tony Sheldon. "Prologue," "World's Best Dad," "World's Best Friend," "World's Best Mom," "Times Are Hard for Dreamers," "The Commute," "The Bottle Drops," "Three Figs," "The Girls with the Glass," "How To Tell Time," "Tour De France," "Goodbye Amelie," "Backyard," "Stations," "Sister's Pickle," "Halfway," "Window Seat," "There´s No Place Like Gnome," "Real You," "Writing on the Wall," "Blue Arrow Suite," "The Late Nino Quincampoix," "A Better Haircut," "Stay," "Halfway" (reprise), "Where Do We Go From Here," "Times are Hard for Dreamers" (Pop Version)." Released new on mp3 and at iTunes 5/19/17.

AnastasiaAnastasia OBC
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Cast recording of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens score. Cast includes Christy Altomare, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Derek Klena, Caroline O'Connor, Mary Beth Peil, Lauren Blackman, Kyle Brown. Also at

June 13, 2017

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Paula Vogel play, on Broadway in 2017. 112 pages.

(TCG - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Lynn Nottage. Produced in 2016 at Public Theater. 96 pages.

June 16, 2017

Owen-JonesJohn Owen-Jones: Collection of Musical Favourites
(new import CD)
West End musical theater performer. "This is the Moment," "The Music of the Night," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "Till I Hear You Sing," "Anthem," "Maria," "Pretty Lady" (with Bryn Terfel, Michael Ball), "Kiss of the Spiderwoman," "For Good" (with Ruthie Henshall), "I'd Rather Be Sailing," "Why, God, Why?," "Bui Doi," "Tell My Father," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Suddenly," "Bring Him Home."

June 20, 2017

Tim Pigott-SmithDo You Know Who I Am?: A Memoir
(Bloomsbury Continuum - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Tim Pigott-Smith (Charles III) writes about theatrical, acting, and production technique, giving unique insight into the actor's trade. Also, perceptive critical appreciation of other acting geniuses he has worked with—Peggy Ashcroft, Ian McKellen, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and countless others. Accompanied by black and white photographs. 352 pages.

Metropolitan Opera 2018 CalendarThe Metropolitan Opera 2018 Wall Calendar
(Universe Publishing - Wall Calendar)
Features full-color photographs from recent performances, including L'Elisir d'Amore, Il Trovatore, Turandot, Lucia di Lammermoor, and La Bohème.

June 21, 2017

Koi by Sheldon HarnickKoi: A Modern Folk Tale
(Beaufort Books - Hardcover Book)
By Sheldon Harnick, with photography by Margery Gray Harnick. Harnick was inspired by the extraordinary beauty of the fish and Margie's photographs to create his own legend.

June 23, 2017

BandstandBandstand OBC
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Score by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor. Cast includes Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, Beth Leavel. Produced by Michael Croiter. Also at

Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryCharlie and the Chocolate Factory OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman / Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley score. Cast includes Christian Borle; three Charlie alternates Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, Ryan Sell; Kathy Fitzgerald; Ben Crawford; Trista Dollison; Kathy Fitzgerald; Alan H. Green; F. Michael Haynie; Jackie Hoffman; Emily Padgett; Emma Pfaeffle; John Rubinstein; Michael Wartella; Jared Bradshaw; Kristy Cates; Madeleine Doherty; Stephanie Gibson; Kyle Taylor Parker; Paul Slade Smith.

The Lightning ThiefThe Lightning Thief
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording. Written by Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki. Off-Broadway cast (currently at the Lucille Lortel Theatr) Chris McCarrell, Carrie Compere, Sarah Beth Pfeifer, Jonathan Raviv, James Hayden Rodriguez, George Salazar, and Kristin Stokes. Produced by Michael Croiter and Rob Rokicki. Also at

Wind in the Willows OLCThe Wind in the Willows OLC
(Sony Masterworks - new import CD)
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe score. The musical beings previews June 16 at the London Palladium. Mid-June 2017 release expected. Rufus Hound, Simon Lipkin, Craig Mather, Neil McDermott, Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot as Badger. Produced by Stiles and Drewe and co-produced by Simon Lee. Also available directly from the UK at Amazon UK.

June 24, 2017

Davies and Penhall's Sunny Afternoon (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By John Fleming. About the 2014 U.K. musical with music and lyrics by Ray Davies, book by Joe Penhall. Examines the blend of events and songs selected, reconsidering the relationship between biography and drama to shed new light on the Kinks and the musical that tells their story.

June 29, 2017

DisneyThe Disney Musical on Stage and Screen: Critical Approaches from 'Snow White' to 'Frozen'
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
George Rodosthenous, editor. 13 articles open up a new territory in the critical discussion of the Disney mega-musical, its gender, sexual and racial politics, outreach work and impact of stage, film and television adaptations. Covering early 20th century works such as the first full-length feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), to The Lion King, Broadway's highest grossing production in history, and Frozen (2013), this edited collection offers a diverse range of theoretical engagements that will appeal to readers of film and media studies, musical theatre, cultural studies, and theatre and performance. Three sections: Disney Musicals: On Film; Disney Adaptations: On Stage and Beyond; Disney Musicals: Gender and Race. 272 pages.

June 30, 2017

In TransitIn Transit OBC
(Hollywood Records - new on CD)
New Broadway a capella musical. Music by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth; lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth. Cast includes David Abeles, Moya Angela, Steven "HeaveN" Cantor, Justin Guarini, Telly Leung, Erin Mackey, Gerianne Pérez, Margo Seibert, Chesney Snow, James Snyder, Mariand Torres, Nicholas Ward. "Deep Beneath the City / Not There Yet," "Do What I Do," "Four Days Home," "Broke," "Saturday Night Obsession," "Wingman," "But, Ya Know," "Not There Yet (Reprise)," "Keep It Goin'," "A Little Friendly Advice," "Choosing Not to Know," "The Moving Song," "We Are Home," "Getting There," "Finale," "Preshow Message," "A Math Question," "We Are Home Exit Music." Digital version released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes.

July 1, 2017

Marie AntoinetteMarie Antoinette/3C
(TCG - Paperback Books/Kindle Edition)
Two plays by David Adjmi. Marie Antoinette premiered in co-production between American Repertory Theater and Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012. 3C is a "Three's Company" parody which premiered at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in 2012. 96 pages.

July 4, 2017

After AnatevkaAfter Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by "Fiddler on the Roof"
(Pegasus Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Alexandra Silber. Foreword by Sheldon Harnick. Historical novel that imagines what happens to the characters of Fiddler on the Roof (original stories by Sholem Aleichem) after the curtain falls. 256 pages.

Kung FuKung Fu
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play about Bruce Lee by David Henry Hwang. Premiered at Signature Theatre (NY) in 2014. 112 pages.

July 11, 2017

Hamilton and PhilosophyHamilton and Philosophy
(Open Court - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition (June 19))
Aaron Rabinowitz and Robert Arp, editors. "professional thinkers expose, examine, and ponder the deep and controversial implications of this runaway hit Broadway musical." 288 pages.

Hand to God: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Rober Askin. Produced in 2014 at Lucille Lortel Theatre, in 2015 on Broadway. 96 pages. Dramatist's version published March 2016.

July 14, 2017

War PaintWar Paint OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
OBC recording of Scott Frankel (music) and Michael Korie (lyrics) score. Cast features Patti Lupone, Christine Ebersole, Douglas Sills, John Dossett. "Best Face Forward," "Behind the Red Door," "Back on Top," "My Secret Weapon," "My American Moment," "Step on Out," "If I'd Been a Man," "Better Yourself," "Oh, That's Rich," "Face to Face," "Inside of the Jar," "Necessity is the Mother of Invention," "Best Face Forward (Reprise)," "Now You Know," "No Thank You," "Fire and Ice," "Dinosaurs," "Pink," "Forever Beautiful," "Beauty in the World," "Finale." Recorded April 16 and April 17. Also at Ghostlight Records.

July 15, 2017

War PaintThe Wizard of Oz 2018 Wall Calendar
(Mead - Wall Calendar)
16-month 2018 wall calendar with bonus downloadable wallpaper.

July 21, 2017

Holiday Inn OBCHoliday Inn OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
New Irving Berlin musical. Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Danny Rutigliano, Megan Sikora, and Corbin Bleu. Executive produced by Universal Stage Productions. "Overture," "Steppin' Out with My Baby / I'll Capture Your Heart," "The Little Things in Life," "Blue Skies," "Marching Along with Time," "Heat Wave," "It's a Lovely Day Today," "Plenty to be Thankful For," "Nothing More to Say," "Shaking the Blues Away," "White Christmas," "Holiday Inn / Happy Holiday," "Let's Start the New Year Right," "You're Easy to Dance With," "Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk," "Be Careful, It's My Heart," "Easter Parade," "Song of Freedom," "Let's Say It with Firecrackers," "Finale Ultimo (Steppin' Out with My Baby / I'll Capture Your Heart / Cheek to Cheek)," Bonus Track: "Entr'acte." Also at Ghostlight Records.

July 25, 2017

The BackstagersThe Backstagers Vol. 1
(BOOM! Box - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By James Tynion. Illustrated by Rian Sygh. "When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he’s taken in by the only ones who don’t treat him like a new kid, the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers." 112 pages.

Richard MaxwellRichard Maxwell and New York City Players: The Theater Years
(Westreich Wagner / Greene Naftali - Paperback Book)
The plays of New York–based experimental theater director and playwright Richard Maxwell. 224 pages.

July 28, 2017

Ludlam LivesCharles Ludlam Lives!: Charles Busch, Bradford Louryk, Taylor Mac, and the Queer Legacy of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company (Triangulations: Lesbian/Gay/Queer Theater/Drama/Performance)
(Univ of Michigan Press - Paperback Book)
By Sean Edgecomb. 246 pages.

Wendy WassersteinWendy Wasserstein (Michigan Modern Dramatists)
(Univ of Michigan Press - Paperback Book)
By Jill Dolan. 208 pages.

August 1, 2017

2018 On Broadway Calendar2018 On Broadway Wall Calendar
(Time Factory - Wall Calendar)
Twelve full-color Playbills plus a description of each, with a 4-month bonus spread featuring January 2019 - April 2019. 12" x 12" wall calendar. Rent, A Chorus Line, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Sunday in the Park with George, Lost in Yonkers, Hamilton, South Pacific, August: Osage County, The Heidi Chronicles, Fences, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Angels in America.

AppropriateAppropriate and Other Plays
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' plays Appropriate, An Octoroon, Neighbors. 260 pages.

Create!Create!: How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live
(Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing - Paperback Book)
Curated by Ronald Rand. Rare interviews capturing the essence of artistic life—actors, artists, dancers, directors, musicians, composers, mime artists, playwrights, and writers share insight on the importance of the arts for humankind. Edward Albee, Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Ellen Burstyn, Ruby Dee, Katherine Dunham, Eve Ensler, Al Hirschfeld, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Chaka Khan, Robert Lepage, Christopher Plummer, Tony Randall, Roy Scheider, Elie Wiesel and more, with over 150 full-color photos and iconic illustrations and paintings. 304 pages.

The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Three-part play cycle by Richard Nelson: Hungry, What Did You Expect?, and Women of a Certain Age. 320 pages.

Straight White Men
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Young Jean Lee. Presented at the Public Theater in 2014.

August 2, 2017

Into the Woods Fourth WallSondheim and Lapine's Into the Woods (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Olaf Jubin. Detailed reading of the show itself ... discussing key productions in New York and London, and screen adaptation. A combination of critical interpretation with performance and film analysis, as well as an overview of popular and critical reception. Part of Routledge's Fourth Wall series: short, accessible accounts of some of modern theatre's best loved works. 128 pages.

August 8, 2017

Hamilton Day CalendarHamilton 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
(Universe Publishing - Calendar)
Features 365 days of historical dates, excerpts from Hamilton's own writings, and lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda's score.

August 11, 2017

The View UpStairsThe View UpStairs
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Max Vernon. Jeremy Pope, Taylor Frey, Nathan Lee Graham, Frenchie Davis, Benjamin Howes, Michael Longoria, Ben Mayne, Nancy Ticotin, Randy Redd, Richard E. Waits, Anthony Alfaro, and April Ortiz. Amazon link should start working soon. Also at

August 29, 2017

Daphne's Dive
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Produced at Signature Theatre in 2016. 96 pages.

Lost Girls: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by John Pollono (Small Engine Repair). Produced in 2015 at Lucille Lortel Theatre. 96 pages. Dramatist's version published May 10, 2016.

The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Athol Fugard. Produced in 2015 at Signature Theater. 72 pages.

September 12, 2017

Red SpeedoRed Speedo: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Lucas Hnath. Produced in 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop. 128 pages.

Small Mouth Sounds: A Play Off-Broadway Edition
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Bess Wohl. Produced by Ars Nova in 2015 and 2016.

September 2017, release date unknown

Barnum BackersBarnum Backer's Audition
(Harbinger/Naxos - new on CD)
1980 backer's audition recording, as presented by the authors, for Barnum. Music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Michael Stewart. Recorded live on New York's Upper East Side in the apartment of Maurice and Lois Rosenfield. "Introduction," "Come Follow the Band," "There Is a Sucker Born Every Minute," "The Colors of My Life," "Now You See It, Now You Don't," "One Brick at a Time," "I Like Your Style," "Bigger Isn't Better," "Love Makes Such Fools of Us All," "Out There," "At Least I Tried," "The Prince of Humburg," "Black and White," "Join the Circus," "Thank God I'm Old." 10-page booklet includes background and photos. Produced by Ken Bloom. Part of the Harbinger Records/Musical Theater Project Songwriter Showcase Series.

Kid VictoryKid Victory original Off-Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Vineyard Theatre cast recording of score by John Kander and Greg Pierce. Original cast includes Ann Arvia, Joel Blum, Laura Darrell, Jeffry Denman, Brandon Flynn, Daniel Jenkins, Dee Roscioli, Karen Ziemba and Blake Zolfo. To be recorded March 20. Produced by Michael Croiter. Amazon link to come. Currently at

October 3, 2017

The Detroit Project: Three Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Plays by Dominique Morisseau. Detroit '67, Paradise Blue and Skeleton Crew. 240 pages.

Life Is Like a MusicalLife Is Like a Musical: How Broadway Can Help You Live Your Best Life
(Running Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By book author and Broadway dancer Tim Federle. Features 50 tips and anecdotes, with chapters such as "Let Someone Else Take a Bow," "Dance Like Everyone's Watching," and "Save the Drama for the Stage." 224 pages.

October 17, 2017

Gloria (TCG Edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon). 96 pages.

November 14, 2017

Balancing ActsBalancing Acts: Behind the Scenes at London's National Theatre
(Knopf - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD (August 4)/Audible Edition)
By Nicholas Hytner (Artistic Director of London's National Theatre from 2003-2015). Detailed behind-the-scenes look at Hytner's creative process ... he writes insightfully about the actors and playwrights he's worked with: Derek Jacobi, Richard Griffiths, Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Harold Pinter, and Tom Stoppard among them. Not only a memoir but a gathering of illuminating notes on the art of directing and a thoughtful meditation on the purpose of theater. 352 pages. Audibokk readers are by Nicholas Hytner, Simon Russell Beale, Samuel Barnett, and Deborah Findlay. Audible release is May 4, 2017. Audible free 30-day trial with two free audiobooks, plus one more after the trial.

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by César Alvarez. 96 pages.

December 12, 2017

Don Juan Home from IraqDon Juan Comes Home from Iraq
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Paula Vogel. Played the Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia in 2015.

May 1, 2020

Sondheim The Man Who Changed Musical TheaterSondheim: The Man Who Changed Musical Theater
(Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Susan Goldman Rubin. 192 pages.

No release date set

August Wilson: The Kiln in Which He was Fired
(37 INK - new book)
[Tentative title.] Biography of August Wilson by Patti Hartigan. Expected late 2019.

Book of comedic essays by Laura Benanti
(St. Martin's Press - new book)
Release date unknown.

God Bless You, Mr. RosewaterGod Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Encores! cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Alan Menken and Howard Ashman score. Cast includes Skylar Astin, Santino Fontana, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kate Wetherhead, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Clark Johnson, Kevin Ligon, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan and Brynn O'Malley. Expected early 2017.

(Warner Music Group - new on CD)
Live New York Theatre Workshop cast recording of Anaïs Mitchell's score. Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Lulu Fall, Amber Grey, Patrick Page, Jessie Shelton, Chris Sullivan, Shaina Taub. Arrangements and orchestrations by Michael Chorney; and co-arrangements & orchestrations and music supervision by Todd Sickafoose. Recorded June 28 and June 29. 4-song EP release in October 2017.

Hairspray Vinyl
(Masterworks - new vinyl album)
OBC recording on vinyl.

Hamilton Mixtape Vol. 2
(new on CD/digital)
“The Schuyler Sisters” and other songs with contemporary pop start treatment.

Harbinger upcoming releases: material from Eubie Blake; download only demos of Hugh Martin and Sheldon Harnick; Steve Ross' back catalog for download; Naughty Marietta, 1981 Smithsonian Institution recording first time on CD; Rose-Marie unissued 1981 Smithsonian recording with Ron Raines; Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt: Hidden Treasures; Sidney Myer Live! DVD o-production with the Mabel Mercer Foundation.

Karen Olivo solo album
Album with musical a "theatre repertoire, but with a completely different spin." Release date unknown.

Rodgers and Hammerstein II biography
(Henry Holt)
By Todd S. Purdum. To be published in 2018.

Ruthless! The Musical
(Caroline Records - new on CD)
New Off-Broadway cast.

The SpongeBob Musical
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Cast recording for Nickelodeon musical. Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee, Nick Blaemire, Lilli Cooper, Carlos Lopez, Danny Skinner, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, Jesse JP Johnson, L'ogan J'ones, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Mark Ledbetter, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, JC Schuster, Allysa Shorte, Jacob Smith, Abby C. Smith, Jason Michael Snow, and Allan K. Washington. Original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Orchestrations, arrangements and music supervision by Tom Kitt.

Sunday in the Park with George revival cast
(Warner Music Group - new on CD)
2017 Broadway revival cast recording of Stephen Sondheim score. Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford, Brooks Ashmanskas, Jenni Barber, Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Mattea Conforti, Erin Davie, Claybourne Elder, Tony Award nominee Penny Fuller, Jordan Gelber, Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard, Liz McCartney, Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles, Ashley Park, Jennifer Sanchez, David Turner, Max Chernin, MaryAnn Hu, Tony Award nominee Michael McElroy, Jaime Rosenstein, Laura Irion, Julie Foldesi, and Andrew Kober. Produced and mixed by Bart Migal. Recording date late April 2017. Summer 2017 release expected.

The World Only Spins Forward
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - new book)
By Isaac Butler and Dan Kois. Expanded version of oral history of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, originally published at Newly published material to include "delving into Ivo Van Hove's radical reimagining of the show, exploring the Signature [Theatre] production, greatly expanding the section on the two UK productions, covering the National revival next year, and exploring two particularly controversial productions (one in North Carolina, one in Washington, D.C.) that got swept up in the culture wars of the 1990s." Target date of 2018, 25th anniversary of Broadway of Millennium Approaches.

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