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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Updated 10/21/16

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(LA Theatre Works - new Audiobook on CD)
Play by Anna Ziegler, recorded live at UCLA in July 2016. Sarah Drew, John Getz, Travis Johns, Amy Pietzand Bobby Steggert. Directed by Debbie Devine. R

Deffaa SongbookThe Chip Deffaa Songbook
(Garret Mountain Records - new on CD/mp3)
Theater songs of ASCAP award-winning writer Chip Deffaa, from such shows of his as The Seven Little Foys, Theater Boys, Song-and-Dance Kids, George M. Cohan Tonight!, and Mad About the Boy. Keith Anderson, Jonah Barricklo, Beth Bartley, Giuseppe Bausilio, Maxwell Beer, Emily Bordonaro, John Brady, Philip Louis Calabro, Miss Channing, David Brian Colbert, David Cronin, Bailey Cummings, Joris De Graaf, Chip Deffaa, Alec Deland, Tyler Duboys, Gabriella Green, Lynelle Johnson, Cody Jordan, Clark Kinkade, Jonah Mayor, Toby Medlyn, Matthew Nardozzi, Katherine Paulsen, Jon Peterson, Al Roths, Ricky Schroeder, Seth Sikes, Michael Townsend Wright. "A Few Words from Miss Channing," "All-American Sweetheart," "I'm Crazy for My Baby in a Uniform," "An Eddie Foy Soft-Shoe," "I Won't Be an Actor No More," "I'm in Love with One of the Stars / Did Ya Ever Have One of Those Days?," "A Song for Mother," "My Father Told Me," "Horse Race," "Hats off to You," "An Ode to Popularity," "Faith," "Someday," "Please Wait for Me, Miss Leacock," "Sometimes I Miss New Rochelle," "One More Christmas--Finale Reprise," "Under the Chilliwack Moon," "Chilliwack Reprise," "Magnetic Waterbury," "A Hymn to Chilliwack," "Sidekick," "You Need to Be Loved to Be Happy," "A Stage-Door Kind of Love," "Miss Channing Reminds Us," "For the Theater," "Opening-Night Party," "Liz Smith," "Sweet Tea / Somebody's Baby," "Ex-Gay," "When Love Grows Cold," "Crater Lake Blues," "Did Ya Ever Have One of Those Days?," "I Won't Be an Actor No More (Reprise)," "Struttin' (Reprise)," "All-American Sweetheart (Reprise)," "Someday (Finale Reprise)." At

Divine Miss M DeluxeBette Midler: The Divine Miss M Deluxe
(Rhino - new on 2 CDs/mp3/at iTunes)
Disc One: "Do You Want To Dance?," "Chapel Of Love," "Superstar," "Daytime Hustler," "Am I Blue," "Friends" (Session 1), "Hello In There," "Leader Of The Pack," "Delta Dawn," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Friends" (Session 2). Disc Two: "Chapel Of Love" (The Single Mix) [Remastered], "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (The Single Version) [Remastered], "Do You Want To Dance?" (The Single Mix) [Remastered], "Friends" (The Single Mix) [Remastered], "Old Cape Cod" (Early Version), "Marahuana" (Early Version), "Superstar" (Alternate Version), "Saturday Night" (Demo), "Mr. Freedom And I" (Demo).

Marx Brothers on StageFour of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage
(Northwestern Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Robert S. Bader (editor of Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales and a writer and producer for television). Focuses on the under-researched vaudeville days of the hilarious siblings. Draws on an unmatched array of sources, many not referenced elsewhere. Bader brings to vivid life a typical night on the road for the Marx Brothers and also illuminates the inner workings of the vaudeville business, especially during its peak in the 1920s; and traces the origins of the characters that would later come to be beloved by filmgoers. 520 pages.

Joyful Jazz InstrumentalsJoyful Jazz! Christmas With Verve, Vol. 2: The Instrumentals
(Verve - new on CD)
"Here Comes Santa Claus" (Ramsey Lewis Trio), "Those Soulful Jingle Bells" (Mark Whitfield), "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" (Tom Scott), "The Little Drummer Boy" (Kenny Burrell), "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" (Oscar Peterson Quartet" (Previously unreleased), "Silver Bells" (Kevin Eubanks), "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (Nelson Rangell), "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (Jimmy Smith), "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (The Bill Evans Trio), "Frosty The Snowman" (Roy Hargrove and Christian McBride), "Swingle Jingle" (Lionel Hampton Sextet), "Silent Night" (Stanley Jordan), "I'll Be Home For Christmas/Sleigh Ride" (Eliane Elias), "Greensleeves" (The John Coltrane Quartet).

Joyful Jazz VocalistsJoyful Jazz! Christmas With Verve, Vol. 1: The Vocalists
(Verve - new on CD)
"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" (Mel Tormé), "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones), "Christmas Time Is Here" (Patti Austin), "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (Diana Krall), "It Must Be Christmas" (Judy Holliday), "Peace On Earth" (Peggy Lee), "(There Is No Place Like) Home For The Holidays" (Betty Carter), "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" (Billie Holiday), "I'll Be Home For Christmas" (Diane Schuur), "Peace" (Norah Jones), "White Christmas" (Ella Fitzgerald), "'Zat You, Santa Claus?" (Louis Armstrong & The Commanders), "Winter Wonderland" (Shirley Horn), "Silent Night" (Dinah Washington).

LazarusLazarus Off-Broadway cast
(Columbia - new on 2 CDs/mp3/3 vinyl LPs/at iTunes)
Original New York Theatre Workshop cast recording of David Bowie's score. Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper, Krystina Alabado, Sophia Anne Caruso, Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Bobby Moreno, Krista Pioppi, Charlie Pollock, and Brynn Williams. Will include the final recordings David Bowie made before his death. Disc one: d"Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)" (Ricky Nelson), "Lazarus," "It's No Game," "This Is Not America," "The Man Who Sold The World ," "No Plan – Sophia Anne Caruso," "Love Is Lost," "Changes – Cristin Milioti & Original New York Cast of Lazarus," "Where Are We Now," "Absolute Beginners ," "Dirty Boys," "Killing A Little Time," "Life On Mars," "All The Young Dudes," "Sound And Vision" (David Bowie), "Always Crashing in the Same Car," "Valentine's Day," "When I Met You & Krystina Alabado," "Heroes"; Disc two: "Lazarus" (David Bowie), "No Plan" (David Bowie), "Killing A Little Time" (David Bowie), "When I Met You" (David Bowie). Those who pre-order will receive instant downloads of "Life On Mars?" (Sophia Anne Caruso) and the title track (Michael C. Hall). Produced by the show's musical director Henry Hey. Recorded 1/11/16.

MaddieMaddie 20th Anniversary deluxe edition
(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
1997 West End show developed during the Stephen Sondheim Masterclass at Oxford University in 1990. Score by Stephen Keeling (music) and Shaun McKenna (lyrics). Based on the Jack Finney novel "Marion's Wall," which was made into a 1986 film called Maxie. Graham Bickley, Summer Rognlie, Kevin Colson and Lynda Baron. Set includes the remastered OLC recording, three new 2016 recordings performed by Meredith Braun, Dominic Hodson, Moir Leslie and Alister Cameron, plus 25 previously unreleased studio demos of cut songs and alternate versions performed West End stars including John Barrowman, Jacqui Scott, Matt Zimmerman, Lorna Dallas, John Barr, Angela Richards, Hal Fowler, Mary Millar and Teddy Kempner. 12-page booklet with foreword by Kenny Wax. 47 tracks in all. Also in the UK at

Marx BrosThe Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection Restored Edition
(Universal Home Studios Entertainment - new on 3 Blu-ray discs)
The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers and Duck Soup.

Home ChatNoël Coward's Home Chat
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition coming 11/8)
Noël Coward play, republished to coincide with its first revival since the 1927 premiere. Finborough Theatre (London) run concluded 9/24/16. Released 9/20/16.

Ode to JoyOde to Joy
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Craig Lucas play, produced by Rattlestick Theatre in 2014. 96 pages.

Rocky Horror TVThe Rocky Horror Picture Show
(Ode Sounds & Visuals - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
2016 televised production. Score by Richard O'Brien. Performances by Ivy Levan, Ryan McCartan & Victoria Justice, Reeve Carney, Laverne Cox, Staz Nair, Adam Lambert, Ben Vereen, Tim Curry. "Science Fiction / Double Feature," "Dammit Janet," "Over at the Frankenstein Place," "The Time Warp," "Sweet Transvestite," "Sword of Damocles," "I Can Make You a Man," "Hot Patootie (Bless My Soul) What Ever Happened to Saturday Night," "I Can Make You a Man (Reprise)," "Toucha, Toucha, Toucha, Touch Me," "Once in a While" (Bonus Track), "Eddie," "Planet Schmanet Janet," "Planet Hot Dog," "Rose Tint My World," "Don't Dream It," "Wild and Untamed Thing," "I'm Going Home," "Super Heroes," "Science Fiction / Double Feature (Reprise)."

Rules for OthersRules for Others to Live By: Comments and Self-Contradictions
(Blue Rider Press - Hardcover book/Kindle Edition)
Collection of original essays by playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, The Dazzle). 320 pages.

Sinatra World on a StringSinatra: World on a String
(Capitol - CD/DVD set)
Collection of Frank Sinatra live recordings from 1953 to 1982, totaling more than four hours of previously unissued audio and video footage. Includes More than 90 live performances around the world, most of them officially available for the first time, including classics such as "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Strangers in the Night," "Moonlight in Vermont," and "I've Got the World on a String." A DVD of entirely unreleased footage features Sinatra on a 1962 good-will tour meant to raise money for underprivileged children. Arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Don Costa, Quincy Jones, Gordon Jenkins, and Billy May, among others.

They're Playing Our SongThey're Playing Our Song: A Memoir
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Autobiography by Carole Bayer Sager. Life and career of songwriter, including her work and relationships with Marvin Hamlisch and Burt Bacharach. 336 pages.

Tin Pan OperaTin Pan Opera: Operatic Novelties in the Ragtime Era
(Oxford Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Larry Hamberlin. The large but oft-forgotten repertoire of operatic novelties, bringing to life the rich humor and keen social criticism of the era. Combining traditional, European operatic melodies with the new and American rhythmic verve of ragtime, these songs painted vivid images of immigrant Americans, liberated women, and upwardly striving African Americans, striking emblems of the profound transformations that shook the United States at the beginning of the American century. 352 pages.

October 24, 2016

Miss SaigonMiss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance
(Universal - new on Blu-ray in the UK/DVD)
Special gala performance to mark 25 years of Schönberg and Boublil's musical, recorded live at the Prince Edward Theatre in London. The cast includes Eva Noblezada, Jon Jon Briones and Hugh Maynard, and also features guest appearances from original 1989 cast members Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga, Simon Bowman and Claire Moore. U.S. release is unknown at this time. 187 minutes. Blu-ray is marked Region B/2 and DVD is PAL format.

October 25, 2016

Mary McCartney: Twelfth NightMary McCartney: Twelfth Night
(HENI Publishing - Hardcover Book)
Photography by Mary McCartney; Introduction by Mark Rylance. Photograph study of Mark Rylance as he applied his make-up prior to his performance as Olivia in Shakespeare's Globe Theater's Twelfth Night, and of the rest of the cast, including Stephen Fry in the role of Malvolio, backstage. Captures the entire performative arc undertaken by each of the actors and musicians involved; from both the intense psychological preparation to the candid moments of relaxation that accompany the intensity of the stage wings. 156 pages.

October 31, 2016

Broadway ActorsBroadway Actors in Films, 1894-2015
(Mcfarland & Co. - Paperback Book)
by Roy Liebman. 277 pages.

October 2016, exact release date unknown

Drop DeadDrop Dead: Performance in Crisis, 1970s New York
(Northwestern Univ Press - Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
By Hillary Miller. Exploration of how the city's financial crisis shaped theater and performance practices in this turbulent decade and beyond. The author reviews how numerous theater professionals, including Ellen Stewart of La MaMa E.T.C. and Julie Bovasso, Vinnette Carroll, and Joseph Papp of The Public Theater, developed innovative responses to survive the crisis. Combining theater history and close readings of productions, each of Miller's chapters is a case study focusing on a company, a production, or an element of New York's theater infrastructure ... visiting Broadway, Off-, Off-Off-, Coney Island, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, community theater, and other locations to bring into focus the large-scale changes wrought by the financial realignments of the day. 280 pages.

November 1, 2016

By Woman PosessedBy Women Possessed: A Life of Eugene O'Neill
(Marian Wood Books/Putnam - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Arthur Gelb and Barbara Gelb. An "investigation of the emotional knots that ensnared one of our most important playwrights." 896 pages.

Carols for a Cure Vol 18Carols for a Cure 2016: Volume 18
(BC/EFA - new on 2 CDs)
Exclusively benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and features new and classic holiday songs sung by the companies of Hamilton, Waitress, School of Rock, and The Color Purple, among others. At BC/EFA Store.

(Shout! Factory - new on Blu-ray/DVD)
West End production of Arthur Laurents/Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim musical starring Imelda Staunton.

Sweeney ToddSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street In Concert
(Shout! Factory - new on Blu-ray)
2001 San Francisco concert featuring George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, Victoria Clark, Davis Gaines. 136 minutes.

November 2, 2016

The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Jonas Westover. Part of OUP's Broadway Legacies Series. The author investigates beyond the Shuberts' business empire into their early revues and the role they played in developing American theatre as an art form ... tracing the history of the Shuberts' revue series, presented annually from 1912-1924, and covers more broadly the glorious days of early Broadway. A history of Broadway's Golden Age, plus a revisionary argument about the overarching history of the revue. From documents in the Shubert Theater Archive, Westover argues against the popular misconception that the Shubert's competitor, producer Florenz Ziegfield was the sole proprietor of Broadway audiences. 320 pages.

November 4, 2016

The BodyguardThe Bodyguard The Musical
(First Night Records - new import CD)
World premiere cast recording. Featuring Alexandra Burke, Rachel Marron, Melissa James, Nicki Marron. "Rachel Marron Entrance," "Queen Of The Night," "How Will I Know," "Greatest Love Of All," "Saving All My Love For You," "Mayan Medley (Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, So Emotional)," "Run To You," "I Have Nothing / End Of Act One," "All The Man That I Need," "I'm Every Woman," "Fletcher," "All At Once," "Run To You Reprise / Going Home," "Jesus Loves Me / Phone Call," "Nicki's Death," "Jesus Loves Me Reprise," "One Moment In Time," "He's My Bodyguard," "I Will Always Love You," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody." Released in 2015 on mp3 and at iTunes. [Import CD was listed in 2015 when it was released in the UK, but maybe it never shipped to the U.S.]

CandideLeonard Bernstein's Candide: A Comic Operetta in Two Acts in concert
(Shout! Factory - new on Blu-ray)
2004 concert production at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center and broadcast on PBS Great Performances. Leonard Bernstein operetta. Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Paul Groves, Sir Thomas Allen, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Janine LaManna, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir. New York Philharmonic under conductor Marin Alsop.

A Christmas Carol 1995 Original Cast Recording
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD-R/digital)
Alan Menken, music; Lynn Ahrens, book and lyrics. "Overture," "The Years Are Passing By," "Jolly, Rich and Fat," "Nothing to Do with Me," "Link by Link," "The Lights of Long Ago," "Mr. Fezziwig's Annual Christmas Ball," "A Place Called Home," "Money Montage," "Abundance and Charity," "Christmas Together," "Dancing on Your Grave," "Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today," "Christmas Day," "God Bless Us, Everyone."

TogetherMichael Ball and Alfie Boe: Together
(Decca - new on CD)
"Somewhere," "For Once in My Life" (with Tony Bennett and Marc Anthony), "Some Enchanted Evening / We Kiss in the Shadows," "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Les Miserables Suite: Bring Him Home / Empty Chairs and Empty Tables / I Dreamed a Dream," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Anthem," "Tell Me It's Not True," "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise," "A Thousand Years" ( by Christina Perri), "Music of the Night," "What a Wonderful World / Over the Rainbow," "Speak Softly Love," "I'll Be Home For Christmas.

You're a Good ManYou're a Good Man Charlie Brown York Theatre cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
By Clark Gesner, additional material by Andrew Lippa and Michael Mayer. Joshua Colley (Elf, the Musical), Gregory Diaz (School of Rock), Aidan Gemme (Finding Neverland), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita), Jeremy T. Villas (Kinky Boots) and Milly Shapiro (Matilda). Recorded June 13, 2016. Also at

November 8, 2016

The Babylon LineThe Babylon Line
(Plume - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
New Richard Greenberg play to be presented at Lincoln Center beginning November 10. 144 pages.

Coming to TermsComing to Terms: American Plays & the Vietnam War 2nd Edition
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
James Reston Jr. Plays include Streamers by David Rabe, Botticelli by Terrence McNally, How I Got That Story by Amlin Gray, Medal of Honor Rag by Tom Cole, Moonchildren by Michael Weller, Still Life by Emily Mann, and Strange Snow by Stephen Metcalfe. 360 pages.

Neil Simon's MemoirsNeil Simon's Memoirs
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Combines Neil Simon's two memoirs, Rewrites and The Play Goes On, into one volume that spans his five-decade career in theater, television, and film. New introduction by Nathan Lane; new afterword by Elaine Joyce. 672 pages.

November 11, 2016

Simply Christmas: Leslie Odom Jr.
(s-curve - new on CD)
To include soulful jazz versions of holiday Christmas gems including "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Christmas Song," "The First Noel" and more.

Spoon River Anthology OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
1963 dramatic reading of the verse of Edgar Lee Masters. Conceived by Charles Aidman, music by Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn, lyrics by Charles Aidman. Charles Aidman, Robert Elston, Betty Garrett, Joyce Van Patten, Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn, Hal Lynch.

November 15, 2016

The Best Plays of 2015The Best Plays of 2015
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Lawrence Harbison, editor. Plays include King Liz by Fernanda Coppel, Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, New Country by Mark Roberts, Nice Girl by Melissa Ross, Lost Girls by John Pollono.

The Chrisitans by Lucas HnathThe Christians: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Lucas Hnath. Produced in 2015 at Playwrights Horizons. 96 pages.

MillerConversations with Miller: (centenary edition)
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback/Kindle Edition released earlier)
By Mel Gussow. Mel Gussow. Insight into what Gussow and Arthur Miller discussed at personal meetings over a forty year period. A revealing self-portrait of a giant of twentieth-century literature, who was both a "regular guy" and a fiercely original writer and thinker. Foreword by Richard Eyre. 256 pages.

Death of a SalesmanDeath of a Salesman
(Shout! Factory - new on Blu-ray)
1985 TV production of Arthur Miller play. Dustin Hoffman, Charles Durning, John Malkovich, Jon Polito, Kate Reid, Linda Kozlowski, Louis Zorich, Stephen Lang.

Five Plays by Samuel D. Hunter
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Rest, A Great Wilderness, The Few, and Pocatello. [I realize that's only four.] 400 pages.

Kaufman CenterKauffman Center for the Performing Arts
(Andrews McKeel Publishing - Hardcover Book)
"The definitive, authorized story of the development, design, and construction of Kansas City's Kauffman Performing Arts Center (KCPA), acclaimed as one of the fifteen greatest performance halls in the world (and one of only two in the United States). With a Foreword by His Royal Highness Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales." 192 pages.

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

Theatre World 71Theatre World Volume 71: 2014-2015
(Theatre World Publishing - Hardcover Book)
Ben Hodges and Scott Denny, editors. Detailing more than 2,000 productions with over 800 photographs, each entry includes cast lists, replacements, producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, and plot synopses. Also featured are the year's obituaries, a listing of all nominees and winners of the major theatrical awards, the longest-running Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, a listing of national tours, and a detailed index. Highlights of the 2014-2015 season include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Audience, Fun Home The King and I, Hamilton, Into the Woods. Theatre World continues its tradition of featuring Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and regional theater roundups written by accomplished theater writers. 536 pages. [Amazon lists Volume 70 as if it has been released, but it's not very readily available.]

Three Sisters
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Tracy Letts adaptation of Chekhov classic.

Untold Stories 3The Untold Stories Of Broadway, Volume 3
(Dress Circle Publishing - new book)
By Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Third in her series of books with tales about Broadway theaters, 40 to be examined in all. Volume 3 includes the Broadhurst, the Belasco, the Edison, the Lyric, the Majestic, the Schoenfeld, the St. James and the Walter Kerr. Amazon links to comes. Also at

November 18, 2016

Sixpence UKHalf a Sixpence new UK cast
(First Night Records - new import CD)
UK release of the new cast recording of score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe from the new musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's autobiographical novel "Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul," New stage version has a book by Julian Fellowes. Score is inspired by and features several of composer David Heneker's songs from the original production, which he co-wrote with Beverley Cross. Stars Charlie Stemp. Also at Amazon UK.

Jazz Loves DisneyJazz Loves Disney
(Verve - new on CD)
Recorded in Paris, London and Los Angeles. "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat" (Jamie Cullum), "He's a Tramp" (Melody Gardot), "Bibbidi Bobbodo Boo" (French Version, Stacey Kent), "When You Wish Upon a Star" (Gregory Porter), "Why Don't You Do Right" (China Moses), "I Wanna Be Like You" (Raphaël Gualazzi), "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (The Rob Mounsey Orchestra), "You've Got a Friend in Me" (Hugh Coltman), "Let It Go" (Anne Sila), "The Bare Necessities" (Melody Gardot & Raphaël Gualazzi), "Once Upon a Dream" (Laika), "Someday My Prince Will Come" (Nikki Yanofsky), "I Wanna Be Like You" (French & English Version, The Hot Sardines). Produced by Jay Newland and arranged and directed by Rob Mounsey.

(Disney - new on CD)
Soundtrack for 2016 animated film which includes songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Voices include Phillipa Soo.

On Your Feet VinylOn Your Feet! The Story Of Emilio & Gloria Estefan vinyl
(Analog Spark - new 2-LP vinyl)
Original Broadway cast recording. Cast includes Ana Villafañe, Josh Segarra, Alma Cuervo, Alexandria Suarez, Eduardo Hernandez, and Andréa Burns. "Rhythm is Gonna Get You," "Cuando Salí de Cuba," "Tradición," "Anything For You," "1-2-3," "I See Your Smile," "Mi Tierra," "Con Los Años Que Me Quedan," "Here We Are," "When Someone Comes Into Your Life," "Conga," "Get On Your Feet," "Live for Loving You," "You'll be Mine (Party Time)," "Oye Mi Canto," "Cuba Libre," "Famous," "If I Never Got to Tell You," "Wrapped," "Don't Wanna Lose You," "Reach," "Coming Out of the Dark," "Mega Mix." Recorded live at the Marquis Theatre 3/2/16.

November 22, 2016

Arthur Miller Collected EssaysCollected Essays of Arthur Miller - Deluxe Edition
(Penguin Classics - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Introduction by Susan C. W. Abbotson. A selection of Miller's finest essays, organized in three thematic parts: essays on the theater, essays on specific plays like Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, and sociopolitical essays on topics spanning from the Depression to the twenty-first century. 560 pages.

Marjorie Prime
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Jordan Harrison (Maple and Vine). Presented at Playwrights Horizons in 2015. 96 pages.

CarouselRodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Part of The Applause Libretto Library Series. 160 pages.

King and I ApplauseRodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Part of The Applause Libretto Library Series. 160 pages.

November 29, 2016

Caryl ChurchillHere We Go / Escaped Alone: Two Plays
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Plays by Caryl Churchill. Here We Go played at the National Theatre in London in 2015. Escaped Alone played the Royal Court earlier this year. 60 pages.

Mr. BurnsMr. Burns and Other Plays
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Anne Washburn plays Mr. Burns, The Small, I Have Loved Strangers Orestes. 304 pages.

November 30, 2016

From Backpacks to BroadwayFrom Backpacks to Broadway: Children's Experiences in Musical Theatre
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book)
By Rekha S. Rajan (visiting associate professor of research at Concordia University Chicago). Explores the questions: How then does involvement in musical theater support children's learning through the performing arts? What do children value from their musical theater experiences and how do these experiences influence children's personal, social, and artistic lives? through children's participation as singers, actors, and dancers, in school-based, community, and professional musical theater. Constructs a framework of musical theater participation, and applies broader educational implications to highlight the unique characteristics of musical theater in children's lives. 150 pages.

November 2016, exact release date unknown

Unsung Sherman Brothers.Unsung Sherman Brothers: Song Scores from Three That Got Away
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
The 13 Clocks score from 1968 aborted film based on James Thurber fantasy; demo orchestrated by Don Ralke, sung by the Don Ralke singers and guest singer Fred Darian. Sir Puss-in-Boots score from 1968 canceled film with Ira Englander and Barry Taper, demo with Sammy Davis, Jr., Karl Malden, and Jinny Tyler. Roman Holiday 1969 musical update of the film, three songs written before it was canceled, orchestral tracks with Irwin Kostal, and added singers. 1000 copy limited edition. To ship early, from release date of third week in November. Signed copies are currently available. Available at

December 1, 2016

Broadway to HollywoodWhen Broadway Went to Hollywood
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Ethan Mordden. Charts the volatile and galvanizing influence of Broadway on Hollywood (and vice versa) throughout the twentieth century, taking the reader behind the scenes of the great Hollywood musicals (The Wizard of Oz, Gigi, The Sound of Music, Chicago, West Side Story, The Music Man, Grease) as well as some of the outrageous flops. 272 pages.

December 2, 2016

Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
2015 cast from limited run Montreal production. Alan Menken and David Spencer score. Cast includes Ken James Stewart. The show, first presented at the 1987 American Music Theatre Festival in Philadelphia, has been rewritten from the ground up, with "a handful" of songs remaining from the Philadelphia version, "and most of those altered in shape."

December 6, 2016

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.

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

December 9, 2016

From Broadway with Love - OrlandoFrom Broadway With Love-Benefit Concert for Orlando
(Broadway Records - new on CD/DVD/Blu-ray)
Features song, dance and special appearances from performers including Darren Criss, Chita Rivera, Norbert Leo Butz, Kelli O’Hara, Jessie Mueller, Wilson Cruz, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Carmen Cusack, Andrea McArdle, Lilla Crawford, Priscilla Lopez, Lillias White, Liz Callaway, Josh Henry, Keala Settle, Anika Larsen, Justin Sargent, Carrie Manolakos, LaRue Howard, Michelle Lindahl, Justin Lore, Ménage, VarieTease and the Orlando Voices United Choir, as well as SiriusXM Broadway hosts Seth Rudetsky and Christine Pedi. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, who will donate their performance as one of the sponsors for the evening, accompanies the performers. Michael J. Moritz, Music Director. Recorded and filmed live at the Disney Theatre at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Net proceeds raised from the performance (royalties and artist fees waived) by From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Orlando will be donated equally between the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, Hope and Help Center of Central Florida and Zebra Coalition. All formats also available at

December 12, 2016

Boys in the BandThe Boys in the Band: Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics
(Wayne State Univ Press - Paperback Book)
Contributors: Matt Bell (Editor), David A. Gerstner, Amy Villarejo, Joe Wlodarz, James Wilson, Stephen Vider, Matthew Tinkcom, Steven Cohan, Nick Davis, Ramzi Fawaz, J. Todd Ormsbee, Ryan Powell. Essays that pose and answer questions about the film [based on Mart Crowley's play] in remarkably different ways. Cultural analysis, archival research, interviews, study of film traditions, and theoretical framing intensify their readings of the film. 336 pages.

December 13, 2016

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

Guards at the Taj and Mr. Wolf: Two Plays
(Soft Skull Press - Paperback Book)
Two plays by Rajiv Joseph. Mr. Wolf premiered at South Coast Repertory in Los Angeles in 2015. 260 pages.

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

(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by David Lindsay-Abaire. Played in 2015 at Manhattan Theatre Club. 96 pages.

You Will Remember MeYou Will Remember Me
(Talonbooks - Paperback Book)
Play by François Archambault, translated by Bobby Theodore. Premiered in Toronto in 2014. American premiere at Hudson Stage Company in Armonk, NY, October 2016. 112 pages.

December 20, 2016

Hairspray Live!
(Universal Studios - new on DVD)
To be telecast live on NBC December 7, 2016. Cast includes Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Garrett Clayton, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, and Martin Short. Kenny Leon directs. Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Music by Marc Shaiman. Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman.

December 27, 2016

Mary Page Marlowe
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Tracy Letts. Premiered at Steppenwolf in Chicago in 2016. 112 pages.

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

January 3, 2017

Dry PowderDry Powder: A Play
(Grove Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Sarah Burgess. Originally produced in March 2016 at Public Theater. 112 pages.

Jitney: A Play - Broadway Tie-In Edition
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by August Wilson. First Broadway run to commence December 28, 2016. 96 pages.

January 10, 2017

All The Ways to Say I Love You: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Neil LaBute. Produced in 2016 at Lucille Lortel Theatre. 112 pages.

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

Marie AntoinetteMarie Antoinette/3C
(TCG - Paperback Books)
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.

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

February 14, 2017

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

March 1, 2017

Judy and IJudy and I: My Life with Judy Garland
(Chicago Review Press - Hardcover Book)
By Sid Luft, Judy Garland's third husband. Afterword by Randy L. Schmidt. " Previously unpublished, and only recently found, Sid Luft's intimate autobiography tells their story." 448 pages.

May 16, 2017

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

Lazarus Lazarus
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Libretto for recently produced musical by David Bowie and Enda Walsh. 112 pages.

January 1, 2018

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

Book of comedic essays by Laura Benanti
(St. Martin's Press - new book)
Expected Fall of 2016.

(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.

Harbinger upcoming releases: material from Eubie Blake; download only demos of Hugh Martin and Sheldon Harnick; Steve Ross' back catalog for download; Cy Coleman's Barnum album where he plays the score (and maybe more)

Hamilton Mixtape
(new album)
"[A] mix of covers and 'inspired-bys.'" Also, demos. Fall 2016.

In Transit OBC
(new recording)
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.

Karen Olivo solo album
Album with musical a "theatre repertoire, but with a completely different spin." Expected fall 2016.

The LandingThe Landing Vineyard cast
(JAY Records - new on CD)
John Kander-Greg Pierce score. David Hyde Pierce, Julia Murney, Paul Anthony Stewart and Frankie Seratch.

No More RevivalsNo More Revivals, Volume 1: From the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Through Lew Spence bequest to the BMI Foundation. 15 songs selected from over 250 submitted from members of the Workshop. "That's My Town!" (Mary Feinsinger); performed by Mary Feinsinger, "A Completely Different Place" (Christopher Cooley/Benj Pasek); performed by Kelli O'Hara, "Rock City," (Brad Alexander/Adam Mathias); performed by Will Swenson, "I Was Better Off Without You" (Aron Accurso/Jill Abramovitz); performed by Kerry Butler and Nick Blaemire, "He Needs Me" (Robert Maggio/Kristin Maloney); performed by Karen Olivo, "New Jersey" (Randy Klein/Matthew Hardy); performed by Nancy Opel, "Women Leave" (Linda Dowdell/Sara Wordsworth); performed by Malcolm Gets and Andy Karl, "The Kid" (Andy Monroe/Jack Lechner); performed by Hunter Bell, "My Van" (Daniel IIsrael/Phoebe Kreutz); performed by Gregory Jbara, "Lime Colored Sheets" (Joy Son/Steve Routman); performed by Alice Ripley, "Goodbye to Boston" (Sam Davis/Sean Hartley); performed by David Hyde Pierce, "My Sky" (Adam Overett); performed by Stephanie J Block, "Evermore" (Ron Barnett/Greg Edwards); performed by Kate Reinders and Adam Chanler-Berat,, Bonus tracks: "Penny's Song" (cut from High Fidelity); performed by Josh Grisetti, "Leaving Saint Urbain Street" (from The Education of Duddy Kravitz); performed by Adam Overett, "That Green Dress" (Lew Spence). Also with BMI Workshop Chorale.

Pretty FilthyPretty Filthy
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
The Civilians and Michael Friedman. Alan Louis, Luba Mason, Steve Rosen, Marrick Smith, Maria-Christina Oliveras, John Behlmann, Lulu Fall, and Jared Zirilli "Names," "What If I Like It," "Impossible Girls," "Porn Capitalism," "The First Video Stars," "Squirting 101," "Bobby and Becky and Taylor and Dick," "Waiting for Wood," "Porn House," "Fuck the World," "Applesauce," "Beautiful," "Pretty Filthy." Produced by Michael Friedman and Kurt Deutsch; executive produced by Jon Platt. Also at

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.

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.

-- Sound Advice Staff

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