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Updated 12/2/16

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Accoustically SpeakingAdam Pascal & Anthony Rapp - Acoustically Speaking: Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship - Live at Feinstein's / 54
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below in October 2016. "Love Will Stand When All Else Falls," "Lover, You Should've Come Over / Johanna," "The Other Guy (Interlude)," "Open Arms," "Intro: Maybe This Time," "Maybe This Time," "Intro: Memory," "Memory," "Tempted," "Losing My Religion," "The Origin of Love," "Band Intro (Interlude)," "Intro: Falling Slowly," "Falling Slowly," "Don't Give Up," "But Not For Me," "Intro: Happiness," "Happiness," "Intro: Visits To You," "Visits To You," "Without You," "What You Own," "One Song Glory," "Seasons of Love."

Apprenticeship of Duddy KravitzThe Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
2015 cast from limited run Montreal production. Alan Menken and David Spencer score. Cast includes Ken James Stewart, George Masswohl, Marie-Pierre de Brienne, Adrian Marchuk, Victor A. Young, Howard Jerome, David Coomber, Sam Rosenthal, Michael Rudder, and Kristian Truelsen. 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." "Overture," "The Man You're Gonna Be," "The Somebody Riffs – Riff 1," "The Somebody Riffs – Riff 2," "A Man Without Land -1 ," "Leaving StUrbain Street," "Don't Let Him Worry You - 1," "Hey Boychick," "You Fascinate Me," "One Dollar Betting Limit," "How Could I Not?," "I'm Gonna Buy This Lake," "A Man Without Land - 2," "Art and Commerce," "What a Liar!," "Unfinished Business," "I Like Trains," "Small Reprises, Big Problems," "Act 1 Finale," "Turn It Around – 1," "Turn It Around – 2," "Turn It Around – 3," "Don't Let Him Worry You – 2 / A Man Without Land – 3," "Softie," "Come to Think of It," "The Final Hustle," "A Man Without Land IV," "Welcome Home," "The Man You're Gonna Be (Finale)," "Schnorrer's Day (Bonus Track)." Also at

Cabot CoveCabot Cove
(Broadway Records - new EP album on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Songs by Joel B. New, in the theme of the world of Jessica Fletcher. Performed by Lisa Howard. "The Corpse Danced at Midnight," "Dirge for a Dead Dachshund," "Goodbye, Charlie," "The Dead Must Sing (Gloria)," "Murder in a Minor Key," "Cabot Cove." Produced by Lorenzo Wolff. Orchestrations by Scott Wasserman. Also at

Carmen CussackCarmen Cusack Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Carmen Cusack (Bright Star) solo concert debut recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below in August 2016. "Strong is the Heart," "Tell Me She Didn't," "If You Knew My Story," Anything could happen and probably will..., "What Do Ya Say, Jimmy Ray" (with Joe Jung), "I Have You," My first memory of a musical..., "Secret Love," Movies were my window into musicals..., "Past Roles Medley (Think of Me/I Dreamed a Dream/The Wizard and I/Back to Before)," "You Don't Know This Man," I'll let you decide..., "Shane," "Way Back in the Day," You'll remember this..., "Wayfaring Stranger," My time in London..., "Stop," "Lilac Wine," I get quite nostalgic..., "Meadow Lane," Speaking of old friends..., "For Good" (with Katie Rose Clark), It will take you into next week, next month, next year..., "Sun is Gonna Shine Again" (with Edie Brickell), Engraved in my heart..., "At Last," I have to go buy myself a guitar..."," "The Story," Bonus Track: "What Do Ya Say, Jimmy Ray" (with Paul Telfer).

Charles BuschCharles Busch Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below in June 2016. "Star," "Taking a Chance on Love," Tom, The Gay Cruise, Helen Morgan, "Bill," Ya Never Know in Cabaret, "Summer Wind/That Sunday, That Summer," Travel, "Road to Morocco," The Greatest Night, "With So Little to Be Sure Of/Too Many Mornings," Childhood, Aunt Lillian, "What a Lot of Flowers/Hurry, It s Lovely Up Here," "Miriam Passman," Elaine Stritch, "A Parade in Town/Sail Away," "Great Rooms I've Known, "Those Were the Days," Changing My Musical Image, "Rainbow Connection."

Derek Jacobi and Anne ReidDerek Jacobi & Anne Reid: You Are the Best Thing...That Ever Has Happened to Me
(United Angels Records - new import CD/mp3/at iTunes)
With The Jason Carr Quartet. "The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened," "I May Be Wrong, but I Think You're Wonderful," "Music, Maestro, Please!," "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight," "How About You?," "The Way You Look Tonight," "I Wish I Were in Love Again," "My Favourite Year," "If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body," "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart," "Time After Time," "You Haven't Changed at All." Released 11/11/16.

Elaine Paige box setElaine Paige Presents The Musicals Box set - import
(Union Square Music Limited - multi-CD set)
Collection of Paige's favorite songs from musicals, featuring Michael Ball, Il Divo, Michael Crawford, Idina Menzel, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Burke and Elaine Paige herself. 58 of the biggest hits from classic West End productions such as Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, The Bodyguard, Beautiful, and Half a Sixpence. Released previously at Amazon UK.

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.

Great Comet BookThe Great Comet: The Journey of a New Musical to Broadway
(Sterling - hardcover book w/ CD)
Steven Suskin and Dave Malloy, editors. Foreword by Oskar Eustis. Behind the scenes journey of the new musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, from its inception, to Off-Off Broadway, to Off-Broadway, to its premiere at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway. Profusely illustrated, with an annotated script and a special CD with three songs from the Off-Broadway production and two all-new recordings for the Broadway production featuring Josh Groban with a 25-piece orchestra. 224 pages.

Hairspray Live!Hairspray Live!
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Recording from December 7, 2016, live telecast on NBC. 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. "Good Morning Baltimore," "The Nicest Kids in Town," "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now," "I Can Hear the Bells," "(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs," "Ladies' Choice," "It Takes Two," "Velma's Revenge," "Welcome to the 60's," "Run and Tell That," "Big, Blonde and Beautiful," "(You're) Timeless to Me," "Good Morning Baltimore (Reprise)," "Without Love," "I Know Where I've Been," "(It's) Hairspray," "Cooties," "You Can't Stop the Beat," "Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)."

Hamilton MixtapeThe Hamilton Mixtape
(Atlantic Records - new album on CD (with explicit lyrics) & CD (clean version) /on mp3 (explicit) & mp3 (clean)/at iTunes)
Music artists putting their own stamp on numbers from and inspired by Hamilton. "No John Trumbull" (Intro, The Roots), "My Shot" (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix] (The Roots), "Wrote My Way Out" (Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc), "Wait For It" (Usher), "An Open Letter" (feat. Shockwave) [Interlude] (Watsky), "Satisfied" (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah, Sia), "Dear Theodosia" (feat. Ben Folds, Regina Spektor), "Valley Forge" (Demo, Lin-Manuel Miranda), "It's Quiet Uptown" (Kelly Clarkson), "That Would Be Enough" (Alicia Keys), "Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)" (K'naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente), "You'll Be Back" (Jimmy Fallon & The Roots), "Helpless" (feat. Ja Rule, Ashanti), "Take A Break" (Interlude, !llmind), "Say Yes To This" (Jill Scott), "Congratulations" (Dessa), "Burn" (Andra Day), "Stay Alive" (Interlude, J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot), "Slavery Battle" (Demo, Lin-Manuel Miranda), "Washingtons By Your Side" (Wiz Khalifa), "History Has Its Eyes On You" (John Legend), "Who Tells Your Story" (feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson, The Roots), "Dear Theodosia" (Reprise, Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights).

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.

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.

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. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes. Also at

GlobeTwelfth Night & Richard III: Songs from Our Ancestors
(Globe Music - new on CD/digital)
Music from Shakespeare's Globe's hit West End and Broadway productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III. Recorded in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Historical 16th and 17th century masterpieces. Performed by the Musicians of Shakespeare's Globe on a wide array of rare historical instruments, with works by Morley, Holborne, Dowland, Gibbons, Mundy, and others. Arranged by Claire van Kampen and compiled to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Available at

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. Signed copies are currently available. Available at

December 6, 2016

FencesFences (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(Sony Classical - new on CD)
Soundtrack for 2016 movie version of August Wilson's play. Score by Marcelo Zarvos. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sydney.

December 8, 2016

(VAI - new on DVD)
Original made for TV musical produced and directed by Max Liebman that aired live on June 9, 1956. Music by Clay Warnick and Mel Pahl, based on themes of Johann Strauss, Jr. Lyrics by Edward Eager, book by William Friedberg and Neil Simon. Includes the original commercials as a separate bonus feature. Black & white, 90 minutes. Doretta Morrow, Keith Andes, Kitty Carlisle, Jacques d'Amboise, Tammy Grimes, and George Irving. Featured dancers Bambi Linn and Rod Alexander

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

Mary Martin Hi-HoMary Martin Sings Walt Disney & Other Rarities
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
CD debut of Mary Martin's 1958 album "Hi-Ho" featuring songs from Snow White, Pinocchio, and Bambi. Plus rare bonus tracks. "Hi-Ho," "Lavender Blue," "One Song," "Whistle While You Work," "I Bring You a Song," "I'm Late," "With a Smile and a Song," "Some Day My Prince Will Come," "I'm Wishing," "The Magic Song - Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," "When You Wish Upon a Star," "I Wonder," "Once Upong a Dream," "Sing a Smiling Song," "Making Believe It's Christmas Eve," "Motherless Child," "Daughter of Silence," "I Got the Sun in the Morning," "My Creed," "The Sweetest Sight," "Mary Martin Reads 'The Little Lame Lamb' - Part 1," "Mary Martin Reads 'The Little Lame Lamb' - Part 2." Part of Stage Door's "Collector's Series" with retro style LP packaging, sleeve notes by Alan Eichler, digitally remastered from stereo reel to reel, and limited to 500 copies. Also directly from the UK at

Vivian ReedVivian Reed: Yours Until Tomorrow: Epic Years
(SoulMusic Records - new on CD)
First ever CD compilation of Vivian Reed's Epic Records sessions from 1968 to 1971. "Baby Baby (I'll Be Your Woman Till I Die)," "I," "Yours Until Tomorrow," "I Wanna Be Free," "Look the Other Way," "Down Here on the Ground," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling / (You're My) Soul and Inspiration," "Harper Valley P.T.A," "Walk on My Side," "Let's Fall in Love All Over," "The Shape of Things to Come," "I've Gotta Be Me," "Somewhere," "Mama Open the Door," "Then I'll Be Over You," "Unbelievable," "Lean on Me," "Missing You," "I Feel the Earth Move," "Don't Close the Door on Me."

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

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

December 15, 2016

May IrwinMay Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy (Music in American Life)
(Univ of Illinois Press - new paperback book)
By Sharon Ammen. Story of May Irwin (1862-1938), reigning queen of comedy and "coon" songs on the American stage. Traces the comedic performer's colorful and successful career and also examines the strategies that Irwin employed to maintain both popularity and power while stepping far outside traditionally defined boundaries of late nineteenth-century womanhood. 288 pages.

December 20, 2016

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.

Hairspray LiveHairspray 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.

January 3, 2017

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

January 6, 2017

Kinky Boots OBC vinyl
(Masterworks Broadway - vinyl double album)
Score by Cyndi Lauper. Stark Sands, Billy Porter, Tory Ross, Annaleigh Ashford,. "Price and Son Theme / The Most Beautiful Thing in the World," "Take What You Got," "Land of Lola," "Charlie's Soliloquy," "Step One," "Sex Is in the Heel," "The History of Wrong Guys," "Not My Father's Son," "Everybody Say Yeah," "What a Woman Wants," "In This Corner," "Charlie's Soliloquy (Reprise)," "Soul of a Man," "Hold Me in Your Heart," "Raise You Up / Just Be."

January 10, 2017

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

His Girl FridayHis Girl Friday (The Criterion Collection)
(Criterion Collection - new 2-disc Blu-ray set)
1940 film adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play The Front Page. Cast includes Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, John Qualen. Directed by Howard Hawks. Extras include: New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray; new 2K restoration of Lewis Milestone's The Front Page (1931), made from a recently discovered print of the director's preferred version; new interview with film scholar David Bordwell about His Girl Friday; archival interviews with director Howard Hawks; featurettes from 1999 and 2006 about Hawks, actor Rosalind Russell, and the making of His Girl Friday; radio adaptation of His Girl Friday from 1940; new piece about the restoration of The Front Page; new piece about playwright and screenwriter Ben Hecht; radio adaptations of the play The Front Page from 1937 and 1946; His Girl Friday trailers; booklet featuring essays on His Girl Friday and The Front Page by film critics Farran Smith Nehme and Michael Sragow. New cover art.

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.

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

January 17, 2017

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

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

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

January 27, 2017

FalsettosFalsettos 2016 Broadway cast recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on 2 CDs)
The complete score by William Finn recorded for the first time. Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz, and Betsy Wolfe. Also at Ghostlight Records.

February 2, 2017

Edinburgh TheatresEdinburgh's Festival and King's Theatres
(Amerley - Paperback Book/Kindle)
By Jack Gillon. Part of the Through Time series. The King's Theatre, one of Britain’s most opulent touring venues, built in 1905; and The Festival Theater, which stands on Edinburgh’s longest continuous theater site, dating as far back as 1830. 96 pages.

February 3, 2017

Dear Evan HansenDear Evan Hansen OBC - digital
(Atlantic Records - new digital at iTunes)Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Mike Faist, Michael Park, Will Roland and Kristolyn Lloyd, and Michael Lee Brown, Garrett Long, Olivia Puckett, Colton Ryan, and Asa Somers. Produced by Atlantic Records, Alex Lacamoire, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and co-produced by Stacey Mindich. Pre-order includes instant download of "Waving Through A Window." CD version to be released February 24.

February 7, 2017

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. Dramatist's version published May 10, 2016.

February 14, 2017

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

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

February 21, 2017

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.

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

February 24, 2017

Dear Evan HansenDear Evan Hansen OBC
(Atlantic Records - new on CD)Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Mike Faist, Michael Park, Will Roland and Kristolyn Lloyd, and Michael Lee Brown, Garrett Long, Olivia Puckett, Colton Ryan, and Asa Somers. Produced by Atlantic Records, Alex Lacamoire, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and co-produced by Stacey Mindich. December 2 pre-order to include instant download of “Waving Through A Window.”

March 1, 2017

Judy and IJudy and I: My Life with Judy Garland
(Chicago Review Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
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." 480 pages.

March 10, 2017

Freaky FridayFreaky Friday studio sast recording
(Disney - new on CD)
Score by Tom Kitt (music) and Brian Yorkey (lyrics). Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton. Music supervision by Bryan Perri, orchestrations by Tom Kitt and Michael Starobin, vocal arrangements by Tom Kitt and Carmel Dean, and dance and incidental arrangements by Tom Kitt.

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.

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.

May 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

Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers
(Bee & El and Sony Masterworks - new on CD)
"Soulful takes on classic Richard Rodgers songs." Solos and duets, including pairings with Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr., Renee Elise Goldsberry, Patina Miller, Ledisi, Joshua Henry, and Brandon Victor Dixon. Produced by Billy Porter. Expected April 2017.

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

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

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Encores! cast
(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.

(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; Cy Coleman's Barnum album where he plays the score (and maybe more)

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.

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.

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.

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. [Status is unknown.]

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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