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Updated 5/24/16

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The HumansThe Humans (Revised TCG Edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Stephen Karam. 164 pages.

Jeremy StolleJeremy Stolle: In the Moment
(new digital album mp3/iTunes)
Broadway performer (Phantom of the Opera). "What Is It About Her?," "Parla Piu Piano," "Besame Mucho," "Roads," "This Is the Moment," "If I Loved You," "The Prayer (with Mary Michael Patterson), "Rainbow Connection," "Nessun Dorma," "The Music of the Night." Released 5/6/16.

Sotto VoceSotto Voce
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Nilo Cruz play.

May 27, 2016

Bright StarBright Star Original cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Edie Brickell/Steve Martin score. Cast includes Carmen Cusack, Paul Alexander Nolan, Michael Mulheren, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Stephen Bogardus, Dee Hoty, Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett, Jeff Blumenkrantz. "If You Knew My Story ," "She's Gone," "Bright Star," "Way Back in the Day ," "Whoa, Mama," "Firmer Hand/Do Right," "A Man's Gotta Do," "Asheville," "What Could Be Better," "I Can't Wait," "Theme from 'Heart of the Dreamer'," "Please, Don't Take Him," "A Man's Gotta Do (Reprise)," "Entr'acte," "Sun Is Gonna Shine," "Heartbreaker," "Another Round," "I Had a Vision," "Always Will," "So Familiar," "At Long Last," "Finale," "Bright Star (Reprise)," "Sun Is Gonna Shine" (Single Version). Produced by Peter Asher. Recorded 3/14/16-3/15/16 at New York's MSR Studios. Also at

Carousel and SingCarousel / Alfred Drake and Roberta Peters Sing the Popular Music of Leonard Bernstein
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Twofer includes 1962 Carousel studio recording produced by Enoch Light and featuring musical direction and choral arrangements by Jay Blackton. Alfred Drake and Roberta Peters alongside Claramae Turner (reprising her on-screen role of Nettie Fowler), Lee Venora, Norman Treigle, and Jon Crain. Recorded on 35mm magnetic film. Also Alfred Drake and Roberta Peters Sing the Popular Music of Leonard Bernstein, produced by Enoch Light and featuring songs from West Side Story, On The Town, Wonderful Town and Candide. Debut for both albums on CD. Digitally remastered from stereo reel to reel tape. Part of Stage Door Records' Collector's Series, limited editions (500 units) in the retro style of a miniature long-playing record. 23 tracks.

Paint Your WagonPaint Your Wagon Encores! cast
(Sony - new on CD/mp3)
2015 Encores! cast recording of Lerner and Loewe score. Thirty-member cast includes Keith Carradine, Justin Guarini and Alexandra Socha "Overture," "I'm on My Way," "Rumson Town," "What's Goin' on Here?," "I Talk to the Trees," "Lonely Men," "They Call the Wind Maria," "I Still See Elisa," "How Can I Wait?," "Trio," "Rumson Town" (Reprise), "In Between," "Whoop-Ti-Ay," "Carino Mio," "There's a Coach Comin' In," "Fandangos' Dance," "Finaletto," "Entr'acte," "Hand Me Down That Can O' Beans," "Can Can," "Another Autumn," "Movin'," "All for Him," "Wand'rin' Star," "Rumson Town" (Second Reprise), "The Strike," "Wand'rin' Star" (Reprise), "Finale," "What Do Other Folks Do?" (Bonus Track). Includes much of the original dance music orchestrated by Trude Rittmann. Bonus track "What Do Other Folks Do?" was dropped from the original production before the show reached New York, and was later recycled as the concept for Camelot's “What Do the Simple Folk Do? ”With 31-piece Encores! orchestra led by Rob Berman. To be recorded May 29 and June 1.

School of Rock SongbookSchool of Rock: The Musical piano/vocal selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Andrew Lloyd Webber / Glenn Slater score. "Children of Rock, "Here at Horace Green, "Horace Green Alma Mater, "I'm Too Hot for You, "If Only You Would Listen, "If Only You Would Listen (Reprise), "School of Rock, "Stick It to the Man, "Time to Play, "When I Climb to the Top of Mount Rock, "Where Did the Rock Go?, "You're in the Band." 96 pages.

June 3, 2016

Bonnie & Clyde & A Whole Lotta JazzBonnie & Clyde & A Whole Lotta Jazz: Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Recorded live at 54 Below. Familiar and brand new songs by Frank Wildhorn. Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan, Leslie Odom, Jr., Adrienne Warren, Kevin Massey, Melissa van der Schyff, Janet Dacal, Mimi Bessette, Louis Hobson, Emmy Raver-Lampman. "How 'Bout A Dance?," "When I Drive," "Bonnie," "Now That's What You Call A Dream," "You Can Do Better," "Raise A Little Hell," "This Never Happened Before," "The Devil," "Dyin' Ain't So Bad," "This World Will Remember Us," "Havana," "It's No Secret Anymore," "I'll Forget You," "What I Do Best," "One Bad Habit," "The Mad Hatter," "Sarah," "Where Are You Now." Also at a special price from

Cheyenne JacksonCheyenne Jackson: Renaissance
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
adapted and expanded from Jackson's solo concert "Music of the Mad Men Era" which he performed with pops and symphony orchestras across the country. Accompanied by a 22-piece orchestra and a guest appearance by Jane Krakowski. Tentative track list: "Besame Mucho," "Feeling Good," "Angel Eyes," "Americano," "Your Song," "Something Stupid," "Red Wine Is Good for My Heart," "I Who Have Nothing," "A Case of You," "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," "A Change Is Gonna Come," "A Song for You."

The LionSongs from The Lion
(Paper Music - new on CD)
Songs written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer from his Off-Broadway and touring play. "Cookie-tin Banjo," "Weather the Storm," "The Lion," "A Surprising Phone Call," "Golden Castle Town," "Cure," "White Underwear," "Saint Rick," "Build a Bridge," "When We Get Big," "Laugh," "Lovin' You Will Be Easy," "Invisible Cities," "Dear Dad," "Three Little Cubs."

Theory of RelativityThe Theory of Relativity
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
World premiere recording of the score from Neil Bartram and Brian Hill ( The Story of My Life) musical about college-age youth. Performers from previous casts.

June 4, 2016

Routledge Guide to DramaThe Routledge Anthology of US Drama: 1898-1949
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
Joshua Polster, editor. The plays and dramatic texts in this anthology demonstrate the vital and volatile relationship between U.S. theatre, its society, and the ways in which that theatre has both supported and challenged prevailing systems of thought and action. The collection is organized around key thematic perspectives from colonialism to psychoanalysis, viewing the artistic output of this era through the socio-political events and controversies that shaped it. Each play is accompanied by a critical commentary from a leading scholar and a set of archive source materials, including playbills, production shots, reviews, essays, poems, newspaper articles and official documents. 1026 pages.

June 10, 2016

WaitressWaitress OBC digital
(DMI Soundtracks - new digital album)
Score by Sara Bareilles. Jessie Mueller, Drew Gehling, Eric Anderson, Nick Cordero, Christopher Fitzgerald, Dakin Matthews, Keala Settle. "What’s Inside," "Opening Up," "The Negative," "What Baking Can Do," "When He Sees Me," "It Only Takes a Taste," "You Will Still Be Mine," "A Soft Place To Land," "Never Ever Getting Rid of Me," "Bad Idea," "I Didn’t Plan It," "Bad Idea” (Reprise), "You Matter To Me," "I Love You Like a Table," "Take It From an Old Man," "She Used to Be Mine," "Everything Changes," "Opening Up" (Finale).

Tuck EverlastingTuck Everlasting OBC digital
(DMI Soundtracks - new digital album)
Cast recording of Chris Miller/Nathan Tysen score. Carolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Michael Park, Terrence Mann, Fred Applegate, Robert Lenzi, Michael Wartella, Valerie Wright, Pippa Pearthree CD to be released July 1.

June 14, 2016

FocusFocus on Playwrights: Portraits and Interviews
(Univ of South Carolina Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Susan Johann. Introduction by Alexandra C. Anderson. Johann photographed more than ninety playwrights, including Wendy Wasserstein, Anna Deavere Smith, August Wilson, and Nilo Cruz in the weeks after they won the Pulitzer. Tony Kushner sat for his portrait between the productions of part 1 and part 2 of Angels in America. Eve Ensler came to Johann's studio during the week she was previewing The Vagina Monologues, and George C. Wolfe sat for her the morning after his play Spunk opened at the Public Theater. Each playwright was photographed in Johann's studio using the same film, a single light, and a plain backdrop, creating a portrait that captures and distills something essential—an intimate view. Her interviews explore the writers' personal and creative journeys including their inspirations, roadblocks, and obsessions, which influenced their work on paper and on the stage. 184 pages.

June 17, 2016

Alexa GreenAlexa Green: So Good
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Actress/singer (West Coast Wicked, PBS Company) debut album. "A Piece of Sky," "New York Medley (I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City/Another Hundred People/I Miss New York/New York State Of Mind)," "Merry Go 'Round," "Summerfling," "Twisted," "California/Come Rain or Come Shine," "Squeeze Me," "Being Good Isn't Good Enough," "Blues In The Night," "If It's Over," "Casanova Brown," Bonus Track: "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road/Look to the Rainbow." Also at

ArlingtonArlington (World Premiere Recording)
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
One-woman musical focuses on a young Army wife trying to keep herself from a nervous breakdown as her husband fights overseas. Written by Victor Lodato and Polly Pen (Goblin Market, Bed and Sofa). Featuring Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof) and pianist/actor Ben Moss . Produced at the Vineyard Theatre in 2014. Produced by Michael Moritz, Jr. Also available at

UnattachedEmily Skinner and Alice Ripley: Unattached - Live at Feinstein's/54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. "I Will Never Leave You," The Two Of Us Wearing The Same Dress, "Friendship Medley," "Best Friends/She Needs Me," Are there any Harry Nilsson fans out there?, "Life Line" (Alice), Songs that speak to us..., "I Don't Need a Roof" (Emily), Mother's favorite charm song, "Tonight You Belong to Me," Now that i'm left all by myself..., "As If We Never Said Goodbye" (Alice), Matchy-patchy, "Lave Me Alone," Niche fields, "When It Ends" (Emily), Wearing the same dress, part 2, "Bosom Buddies," This next song sums it up perfectly, "Reminder Song," Without you here, all of this would seem incredibly self-indulgent, "Two Little Sisters." Also at

June 21, 2016

(TCG - new Hardcover/Paperback book)
Play by Annie Baker (produced fall 2015 at Signature Theatre, NY). 160 pages.

Then & NowThen and Now: A Memoir by Barbara Cook
(Harper - new in Hardcover/Paperback large print/Kindle Edition)
Barbara Cook memoir, with Tom Santopietro. The legendary singer/actress describes both her personal difficulties and the triumphs, detailing the extraordinary working relationships she shared with many of the key composers, musicians, actors and performers of the late twentieth century, among them Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Elaine Stritch, and Robert Preston. 256 pages.

June 24, 2016

Barbara CookBarbara Cook Sings Songs Of Perfect Propriety by Dorothy Parker
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Barbara Cook's 1958 debut solo album, first time on CD. Song cycle of Dorothy Parker poems and verses set to music by opera and chamber music composer Seymour Barab. "Song of Perfect," "Now at Liberty," "Ultimatum ," "Renunciation," "Inventory," "Social Note," "A Very Short Song," "One Perfect Rose," "Wisdom," "Men," "Lullaby," "Comment," "Symptom Recital," "The False Friends," "Love Song," "Indian Summer," "Somebody's Song," "Song of One of the Girls," "Bric-A-Brac," "They Part," "Chant For Dark Hours," "The Choice," "The Trusting Heart," "Coda." Part of Stage Door Records' Collector's Series with retro style packaging in a limited edition of 500 copies. Also available directly from the UK at

July 1, 2016

Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined
(Ghostlight Reocrds - new on 2 CDs)
West End production cast recording (previously played U.S. as What's It All About?. Recorded November 2015. Score by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Kyle Riabko arranger and music director. Cast/musicians includes Kyle Riabko, Daniel Bailen, Greg Coulson, Anastacia McCleskey, Stephanie McKeon, Renato Paris, James Williams. Co-conceived by Kyle Riabko and David Lane Seltzer.

Clyde Fitch and the American Theatre: An Olive in the Cocktail
(Fairleigh Dickinson University Press - Hardcover Book)
By Kevin Lane Dearinger. Biography of Clyde Fitch (1865-1909). 584 pages.

The Point!The Point! - Original London cast recording
(Varese Sarabande - new on CD)
First time on CD. Score by Harry Nilsson. 1977 Mermaid Theatre cast, including Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz. "Overture", "Everything's Got 'Em" (Company), "Me and My Arrow" (Davy Jones), "Poli High" (Company), "Remember" (Veronica Clifford), "To Be a King" (Noel Howlett and Company), "He's Leaving Here This Morning (Bath)" (Micky Dolenz), "Think About Your Troubles" (Davy Jones and Company), "Blanket for a Sail" (Davy Jones), "Life Line" (Davy Jones), "Thursday (Here's Why I Did Not Go to Work Today)" (Felix Rice), "It's a Jungle Out There" (Micky Dolenz), "O.V. Waltz" (Davy Jones and Company), "Are You Sleeping" (Davy Jones and Company), "Gotta Get Up" (Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz), "Reprise Overture." Originally released on LP in the UK in 1978. Musical director Mike McNaught.

Tuck EverlastingTuck Everlasting OBC
(DMI Soundtracks - new on CD)
Cast recording of Chris Miller/Nathan Tysen score. Carolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Michael Park, Terrence Mann, Fred Applegate, Robert Lenzi, Michael Wartella, Valerie Wright, Pippa Pearthree.

Two CitiesTwo Cities: Original London Cast
(new import CD)
1969 musical previously released on LP. Score by Jeff Wayne (music) and Jerry Wayne (lyrics). Edward Woodward, Kevin Colson, Nicolette Roeg, Elizabeth Power, Leon Greene. Score plus demo recordings. "The Best of Times," "Tender Love and Patience," "Independent Man / What Would You Do," "Look Alike," "And Lucie Is Her Name / Golden Haired Doll," "Suddenly," "The Time Is Now," "The Machine of Doctor Guillotine," "Two Different People," "Only a Fool," "Will We Ever Meet Again," "Knitting Song," "Quartet - Two Different People / Will We Ever Meet Again / Only a Fool / Knitting Song," "Long Ago," "It's a Far, Far Better Thing." BONUS DEMO TRACKS: "The Wine That Flows in the Street," "Tender Love and Patience," "What Would You Do Without Me," "Look Alike," "Someone to Love," "For Justice We March," "Let Them Eat Cake," "The Proposal Song," "I Would Give My Life," "The Machine of Doctor Guillotine."

WaitressWaitress OBC
(DMI Soundtracks - new on CD)
Score by Sara Bareilles. Jessie Mueller, Drew Gehling, Eric Anderson, Nick Cordero, Christopher Fitzgerald, Dakin Matthews, Keala Settle. "What’s Inside," "Opening Up," "The Negative," "What Baking Can Do," "When He Sees Me," "It Only Takes a Taste," "You Will Still Be Mine," "A Soft Place To Land," "Never Ever Getting Rid of Me," "Bad Idea," "I Didn’t Plan It," "Bad Idea” (Reprise), "You Matter To Me," "I Love You Like a Table," "Take It From an Old Man," "She Used to Be Mine," "Everything Changes," "Opening Up" (Finale).

July 8, 2016

Cafe Society soundtrack
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD)
2016 Woody Allen-directed film. "Lady is a Tramp," "Jeepers Creepers," "Mountain Greenery," "Have You Met Miss Jones," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" (Benny Goodman & His Orchestra), "Taxi War Dance" (Count Basie & His Orchestra), "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart," "Manhattan," "My Romance," "Pick Yourself Up," "I Only Have Eyes For You" (Ben Selvin), "The Peanut Vendor" (El Manisero), "There's a Small Hotel," "Out of Nowhere" (John Gill), "This Can't Be Love" (Conal Fowkes).

She Loves MeShe Loves Me 2016 Broadway revival cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
2016 Roundabout production. Score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Cast includes Laura Benanti, Zachary Levin, Gavin Creel, Byron Jennings, Michael McGrath, and Jane Krakowski, Peter Bartlett, with Nicholas Barasch. "Overture," "Good Morning, Good Day," "Sounds While Selling," "Days Gone By," "No More Candy," "Three Letters," "Tonight at Eight," "I Don't Know His Name," "Perspective," "Goodbye, Georg," "Will He Like Me?," "Ilona," "I Resolve," "A Romantic Atmosphere," "Mr. Nowack, Will You Please...," "Dear Friend," "Entr’acte," "Try Me," "Where's My Shoe?," "Vanilla Ice Cream," "She Loves Me," "A Trip to the Library," "Grand Knowing You," "Twelve Days to Christmas," "Finale," "Bows," " Recorded 4/25/16. Also at

July 12, 2016

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.

Mary MartinSome Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Biography by David Kaufman. 432 pages.

August 11, 2016

SteppenwolfSteppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago: In Their Own Words
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Hardcover/Paperback)
By John Mayer. An account of the early years and development of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, its work, and the methodologies. Extensive, in-depth interviews conducted by the author with ensemble members. Interviewees include co-founders Jeff Perry, Gary Sinise and Terry Kinney, along a myriad of ensemble, staff, board members and others. 280 pages.

August 30, 2016

Funny GirlFunny Girl London cast
(new UK CD)
Jule Styne/Bob Merrill score. 2016 London cast includes Sheridan Smith. "Overture." "If a Girl Isn't Pretty," "I'm the Greatest Star," "Cornet Man," "His Love Makes Me Beautiful," "I Want to Be Seen With You," "Henry Street," "People," "You Are Woman I Am Man," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "Sadie Sadie," "Who Taught Her Everything She Knows," "Temporary Arrangement," "Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat," "Who Are You Now," "What Do Happy People Do," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," "Funny Girl: Finale," "Bows." At Dress Circle
and Amazon UK.

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

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

September 6, 2016

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.

September 9, 2016

Disaster!Disaster! original Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
2016 Broadway cast includes Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Kevin Chamberlin, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Rachel York, Seth Rudetsky, Jennifer Simard, Max Crumm, Baylee Littrell and Lacretta Nicole. Also at

Norbert Leo ButzNorbert Leo Butz: Girls, Girls, Girls - Live at 54 BELOW
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Norbert Leo Butz new live album of his live show inspired by Greek female deities. Song selections range from Loretta Lynn and Elvis Costello to Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Johnny Cash. Produced by Michael Moritz, Jr. Also available at

September 13, 2016

Hamilton CalendarHamilton 2017 Wall Calendar
(Universe Publishing - Wall Calendar)

Marie AntoinetteMarie Antoinette
(TCG - Paperback Books)
Play by David Adjmi. Premiered in co-production between American Repertory Theater and Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012. 96 pages

September 23, 2016

Like You Like ItLike You Like It "Studio Cast RADcording"
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Music by Daniel S. Acquisto and words by Sammy Buck. Cast includes Alison Luff, Derek Klena, Patti Murin, Robin De Jesus, Nick Cearley, Bonnie Milligan, Kate Rockwell, Sam Underwood, and Lesli Margherita. Special bonus track is a song cut from the show, performed by Laura Osnes and Nathan Johnson. "Like You Like It," "Be a Little Wild," "Orlando," "It Could Totally Happen," "Gotta Get Out," "Sylvie's Question/Phil's Answer," "Be a Little Wild" (Reprise 1), "Blame It on the Mall," "Easy Way Out," "Phil's Realization," "Complicated," "Creating a Monster," "Blame It on the Mall" (Reprise), "Sylvie's Reaction," "I Wanna Know Why," "Be a Little Wild" (Reprise 2), "So Close, So Far Away," "Be with Me," "Finale," "All of the Above," "The Seven Stages of Man" (Instrumental).

September 27, 2016

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

September 29, 2016

Show and TellShow and Tell: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes
(Oxford Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Ken Bloom. Structured as a tour through the life of a show, with stories about conception and writing followed by tales of casting, out-of-town runs, previews, and critical and audience reception. A celebration of Broadway's biggest smashes and most regrettable train wrecks, an anthology of the onstage and offstage drama that makes live theatre the liveliest of the performing arts. 304 pages.

November 15, 2016

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

January 17, 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.

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

Barbra Streisand: Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway
(new on CD)
Barbara Streisand "partners with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars to sing Broadway classics." Late 2016.

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

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); remastered Maxine Sullivan Sings Great Songs from the Cotton Club by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler

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.

Lazarus Off-Broadway cast
(new album)
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 (Bye Bye Birdie). Label and date to be announced. Recorded 1/11/16.

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 Filthy
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
The Civilians and Michael Friedman. Waiting list available at

The Robber Bridegroom
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Score by Robert Waldman and Alfred Uhry. 2016 Roundabout Theatre Company Off-Broadway production cast includes Andrew Durand, Evan Harrington, Greg Hildreth, Leslie Kritzer, Ahna O'Reilly, Steven Pasquale, Nadia Quinn, Lance Roberts, Devere Rogers. Orchestrations by Justin Levine and Martin Lowe. Music direction by Justin Levine. To be recorded June 1.

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

Rothschild & SonsRothschild & Sons original cast recording
(JAY Records - new on CD)
2015 York Theatre cast. Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick score for "an intimate one-act reimagining of The Rothschilds." Robert Cuccioli, Glory Crampton, Peter Cormican, Jonathan Hadley, David Bryant Johnson, Christine LaDuca, Jamie LaVerdiere, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Mark Pinter, Curtis Wiley and Christopher M. Williams. Orchestrations by Joseph Church. Produced by John Yap. Executive producers John Yap and Arnold Mittelman

Theatre World 70Theatre World Volume 70: 2013-2014
(Theatre World Media - Hardcover Book)
Ben Hodges and Scott Denny, editors. Detailing more than 2,000 productions with more than 800 photographs. Cast lists, replacements, producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, and plot synopses, 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. 540 pages.

-- Sound Advice Staff

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