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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Updated 1/24/17

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Every Brilliant Thing
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Play by Duncan MacMillan, produced in 2014 at Barrow Street Theatre. Released 11/16.

Bare NakedBare Naked
(Yellow Sound Label - new on 2 CDs/mp3/at iTunes)
Debut album by songwriter Lynne Shankel. Features songs Lynne and lyricist Jon Hartmere wrote for the 2012 production of bare: The Musical and a dozen of Lynne's most recent songs. Disc One, bare: "A Million Miles From Heaven" (the Bare ensemble), "Drive You Outta Your Mind" (the Bare ensemble featuring Bonnie Milligan), "You Don't Know" (Lilli Cooper and Elizabeth Judd), "Best Friend" (Taylor Trensch and Alice Lee), "Hail Mary" (featuring Missi Pyle and Taylor Trensch), "What If I Told?" (the bare ensemble featuring Taylor Trensch and Michael Tacconi), "You're Not Alone" (Missi Pyle), "Best Friend REMIX" (Christopher J. Hanke, Patti Murin and the bare ensemble); Disc Two, Naked: "Anything Can Happen" (Caissie Levy), "Too Little Too Late" (Melinda Doolittle), "I Will Make Thunder" (Jenn Colella), "Anytime, Anywhere, Any Day" (Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena), "I Got Real Good" (Whitney Bashor), "Mountain Of Sand" (Chester Gregory), "Full Moon In July" (Lindsay Mendez), "Drivin' With The Top Down" (Alice Lee), "Postcard American Town" (Katie Rose Clarke), "Brand New Day" (Derek Klena), "You Gotta Live Your Life" (Telly Leung and choir), "Pieces of Me" (Lynne Shankel). 50% of the proceeds from album sales go to benefit the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Produced by Lynne Shankel and Michael Croiter.

Judy and IJudy and I: My Life with Judy Garland
(Chicago Review Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition to be released 3/1/17)
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 Previously unpublished, and only recently found, Sid Luft's intimate autobiography tells their story." 480 pages.

Living on Love
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Play by Joe DiPietro produced on Broadway in 2015.

Wait Until DarkWait Until Dark Blu-ray
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1967 film based on Frederick Knott's play. Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Jack Weston, Julie Herrod, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. 108 minutes.

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 27, 2017

FalsettosFalsettos 2016 Broadway cast recording CDs
(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. Act One – March of the Falsettos: "Four Jews in a Room Bitching," "2A Tight-Knit Family / Love Is Blind," "The Thrill of First Love," "Marvin at the Psychiatrist (A Three-Part Mini-Opera)," "My Father’s a Homo / Everyone Tells Jason to See a Psychiatrist," "This Had Better Come to a Stop," "I’m Breaking Down," "Please Come to Our House / Jason’s Therapy," "A Marriage Proposal / A Tight-Knit Family (Reprise)," "Trina’s Song / March of the Falsettos," "The Chess Game," "Making a Home," "The Games I Play," "Marvin Hits Trina," "I Never Wanted to Love You," "Father to Son." Act Two – Falsettoland: "Falsettoland / About Time," "Year of the Child," "Miracle of Judaism," "The Baseball Game," "A Day in Falsettoland," "Everyone Hates His Parents," "What More Can I Say?," "Something Bad Is Happening / More Racquetball," "Holding to the Ground," "Days Like This," "Canceling the Bar Mitzvah," "Unlikely Lovers," "Another Miracle of Judaism," "Something Bad Is Happening (Reprise)," "You Gotta Die Sometime," "Jason’s Bar Mitzvah," "What Would I Do?," "Falsettoland (Reprise)." Digital release on 12/13/16: mp3 and iTunes.

Shapiro Sisters: Time RevealsShapiro Sisters: Time Reveals
(Broadway Records - new EP on CD)
Studio EP. "I Never Dreamed," "Fragmented," "Just a Girl," "Mama Who Bore Me," "Who Will Love Me As I Am?"

Song of SolomonSong of Solomon
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original concept album. Music by Andrew Beall and lyrics by Neil Van Leeuwen. Ramin Karimloo, Alison Luff, Casey Manning, Alexander Gemignani, Hayden Tee, Jessica Foster, Alessandra Baldacchino, and Desi Oakley, with a full orchestra. Produced by Michael Croiter and Andrew Beall. Also at Broadway Records.


January 31, 2017

Bells Are RingingBells Are Ringing Blu-ray
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1960 film adaptation of Broadway show, directed by Vincente Minnelli. Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Jean Stapleton, Fred Clark. Score by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. 126 minutes.

The King and IThe King and I DVD|Digital HD
(20th Century Fox - on two discs)
1956 film adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Maureen Hingert, Martin Benson. Looks like the DVD part of the 2014 blu-ray and R&H collection releases.

Oklahoma!Oklahoma! DVD|Digital HD
(20th Century Fox - on two discs)
1955 film adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Gene Nelson, Eddie Albert, Gloria Grahame, Rod Steiger. Looks like the DVD part of the 2014 blu-ray and R&H collection releases.

South PacificSouth Pacific DVD|Digital HD
(20th Century Fox - on two discs)
1958 film adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Juanita Hall, Frances Nuyen, Ray Walston. Looks like the DVD part of the 2014 blu-ray and R&H collection releases.


February 3, 2017

Dear Evan HansenDear Evan Hansen OBC - digital
(Atlantic Records - new digital mp3/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. "Anybody Have a Map?," "Waving Through A Window," "For Forever," "Sincerely, Me," "Requiem," "If I Could Tell Her," "Disappear," "You Will Be Found," "To Break In a Glove," "Only Us," "Good For You," "Words Fail," "So Big / So Small," "Finale." 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.

Drake's DreamDrake's Dream OLC
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
1977 musical score with music and lyrics by Lynne and Richard Riley. Digitally remastered. Paul Jones as Sir Francis Drake, David Burt as Thomas Doughty, Earl Jordan as The King Of Ternate, Caro Gurney as Queen Elizabeth I, and Janet Shaw as Mary Drake. "At the Court of Queen Elizabeth," "I've Always Had a Dream," "Let's Get Going," "Take a Little Time," "When The Winds Command Us Away," "She Plays a Dangerous Game," "Between Today and Tomorrow," "Sedition," "Waiting Isn't Easy," "Gold," "Nova Albion," "God of the Waters," "Spice of Life," "Oh Lord Protect Us," "Fa La La," "Sailing Around," "Finale." Also in the U.K. at Stage Door Records.


February 7, 2017

Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryCharlie and the Chocolate Factory: Broadway Tie-In
(Puffin Books - Paperback Book)
By Roald Dahl. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Classic book with a new cover. Age range: 8-12 years. 192 pages.

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


February 10, 2017

Mixtape cassetteThe Hamilton Mixtape (Explicit)(Cassette)
(Atlantic)
"No John Trumbull (Intro)," "My Shot (with Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix]," "Take A Break (Interlude)," "Say Yes To This," "Congratulations," "Satisfied (with Miguel & Queen Latifah)," "Stay Alive (Interlude)," "Cabinet Battle 3 (Demo)," "It's Quiet Uptown," "History Has Its Eyes On You," "Who Tells Your Story (with Common & Ingrid Michaelson)," "Dear Theodosia (Reprise)."

Hamilton Mixtape vinylThe Hamilton Mixtape vinyl w/digital download
(Atlantic - new double vinyl album + digital)
Side 1: "No John Trumbull" (Intro), "My Shot" (with Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix], "Wrote My Way Out," "Wait For It," "An Open Letter" (with Shockwave) [Interlude], "Satisfied" (with Miguel & Queen Latifah); Side 2: "Dear Theodosia" (with Ben Folds), "Valley Forge" (Demo), "It's Quiet Uptown," "That Would Be Enough," "Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)"; Side 3: "You'll Be Back," "Helpless" (with Ja Rule), "Take A Break (Interlude), "Say Yes To This," "Congratulations," "Burn"; Side 4: "Stay Alive (Interlude), "Cabinet Battle 3" (Demo), "Washingtons By Your Side," "History Has Its Eyes On You," "Who Tells Your Story" (with Common & Ingrid Michaelson), "Dear Theodosia (Reprise)." Digital download included.


February 14, 2017

Kay ColeKay Cole: Souvenir
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Debut solo album for Kay Cole (A Chorus Line. "In My Life," "Out Here On My Own," "One Boy/You Are for Loving," "Simply," "I Think I Like You/My First Love Song," "Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man of Mine," "Moonfall," "My Fantasy," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Why Can’t I Forget?," "You’ll See," "That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard it Should Be," "What Did I Have That I Don’t Have?," "Souvenir/What I Did for Love." Produced by Bruce Kimmel. Music direction by John Boswell. At Kritzerland.com.


February 15, 2017

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


February 21, 2017

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


February 23, 2017

Gently Down the StreamGently Down The Stream
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Martin Sherman. To be produced at the Public Theater starting March 13, 2017.


February 24, 2017

LaChanze: Feelin' Good
(new EP)
To feature musical highlights of her new concert of the same name at The Highline Ballroom, which debuts on Monday, February 27, 2017 in anticipation of an upcoming national tour.

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. "Anybody Have a Map?," "Waving Through A Window," "For Forever," "Sincerely, Me," "Requiem," "If I Could Tell Her," "Disappear," "You Will Be Found," "To Break In a Glove," "Only Us," "Good For You," "Words Fail," "So Big / So Small," "Finale." Produced by Atlantic Records, Alex Lacamoire, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and co-produced by Stacey Mindich.


February 28, 2017

CarouselLive From Lincoln Center: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
(PBS - new on DVD)
Aired on PBS April 26, 2013. Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe, John Cullum, Jessie Mueller, Shuler Hensley, Jason Danieley, Kate Burton, Robert Fairchild, and Tiler Peck. New York Philharmonic. Directed by John Rando and choreography by Warren Carlyle, 150 minutes.


March 1, 2017

Gilbert and SullivanGilbert & Sullivan: Hardback Book and 4 DVD Set
(Upfront Entertainment - hardcover book + 4 DVDs)
Book by Mike Lepine plus DVDs with four productions of The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, Trial by Jury, and The Yeoman of the Guard.

Hamilton Ukulele Hamilton: Ukulele Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
10 selections with lyrics, including: "Alexander Hamilton," "Burn," "Dear Theodosia," "Hurricane," "It's Quiet Uptown," "My Shot," "One Last Time," "That Would Be Enough," "Wait for It," "You'll Be Back."

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


March 3, 2017

Ann-Margret DefinitiveAnn-Margret: The Definitive Collection
(Real Gone Music - new on 2 CDs)
30 tracks from nine albums among her 1961-1966 RCA recordings, including the Bye Bye Birdie soundtrack. "Teach Me Tonight," "I Just Don't Understand," "It Do Me So Good," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Fever," "What Am I Supposed to Do," "Bachelor in Paradise," "MrWonderful," "Let Me Entertain You," "How Lovely to Be a Woman," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Take All the Kisses," "I'm in the Mood for Love," "You're the Boss," "The Lady Loves Me," "Man's Favorite Sport," "I'm Nobody's Baby," "Bill Bailey," "My Baby Just Cares for Me," "Mack the Knife," "Love Makes the World Go Round," "Our Language of Love," "The Pleasure Seekers," "Next Time," "Something to Think About," "Everything Makes Music When You're in Love," "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," "That Old Black Magic," "I Wanna Be Loved," "The Swinger." Booklet includes liner notes by Joe Marchese and vintage album artwork.

Consider YourselfConsider Yourself! The Highs Of Lionel Bart
(Cherry Red - new 5-CD import set)
Showcases all of Lionel Bart’s early triumphs including music from the historic productions of Oliver! which featured the young Steve Marriott as the Artful Dodger, Stanley Holloway, Ron Moody’s immortal Fagin, Georgia Brown's Nancy, and Barry Humphries as Mr Sowerberry, the undertaker. Includes songs from Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be with Barbara Windsor, Sid James, Adam Faith and Max Bygraves; music from Blitz, the complete original score plus popular recordings "Far Away" performed by Shirley Bassey, and others. Also, songs Lionel wrote to put Tommy Steele on the map, including the compositions from The Duke Wore Jeans and Tommy the Toreador, and a panorama of his writing for the popular artists of the day, including Cliff Richard, Tommy Steele, Marty Wilde, Anthony Newley, Alma Cogan, Mark Wynter, Frankie Vaughan, Shane Fenton and Joe Brown. Includes the theme from From Russia With Love arranged by John Barry, and Lionel's own wonderfully eccentric recordings, the For Bart's Sake 10 solo album and his 1961 Christmas single. Track list at Amazon. Will be released first in the UK on 2/24/17; more information at Cherry Red Records website.

SpamiltonSpamilton
(DRG/eOne - new on CD)
Original cast recording. Dan Rosales, Nicholas Edwards, Juwan Crawley, Chris Anthony Giles, Nora Schell, along with special guest stars Christine Pedi and Glenn Bassett, and Music Director Fred Barton at the piano. Written by Gerard Alessandrini. "Lin-Manuel as Hamilton," "Aaron Burr, Sir," "My Shot" (The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Guys and Dolls, Singin in the Rain), "The Schuyler Sisters" (An American in Paris, The King and I, Avenue Q), "Lin-Manuel's Quest" (Man of La Mancha), "Beggar Woman #1" (Sweeney Todd), "A Winter's Ball," "You'll Be Back," "What'd I Miss?," "Ben Franklin, Sondheim, and Lin-Manuel" (Dear Mr. Gable, Into the Woods, Company), "The Rap-Off Contest" (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), "Yorktown," "Beggar Woman #2" (Sweeney Todd, Down with Love), "In the Heights," "Take a Break," "Say No to This," "The Book of Mormon," "Everybody's Got the Right," "Assassins," "Cool" (West Side Story), "Who Lives, Who Dies," "NYC" (Annie), "The Room Where It Happens," "The Story of Tonight." Musical arrangements by Richard Danley and Fred Barton. Produced by Hugh Fordin.

and Then I Wrote The Music Man... and Then I Wrote The Music Man & Music From Meredith - Limited Edition
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Rini and Meredith Willson tell and sing their story of The Music Man. Twofer album of ...and then I wrote The Music Man (with Meredith Willson at the piano, informally commenting on the show, telling its story, and singing the songs with his wife Rini) coupled with the instrumental album Music from "The Music Man" conducted by Meredith Willson (Willson conducts 16 instrumentals from the score), plus a rare 1962 promotional interview with Shirley Jones, and Jones' interpretation of "Being In Love." Disc One: "Rock Island," "Ya Got Trouble," "Piano Lesson," "Goodnight My Someone," "Seventy Six Trombones," "Pick-A-Little, Talk-A-Little / Goodnight Ladies," "My White Knight," "Marian the Librarian," "The Sadder But Wiser Girl for Me," "Shipoopi," "Lida Rose," "Will I Ever Tell You," "Till There Was You"; Disc Two: "Goodnight My Someone," "Gary Indiana," "Pick-A-Little, Talk-A-Little," "Sincere," "Shipoopi," "Lida Rose / Will I Ever Tell You," "Seventy Six Trombones," "Till There Was You," "Marian the Librarian," "It's You," "Wells Fargo Wagon," "Piano Lesson," "The Sadder-But-Wiser Girl," "My White Knight"; Bonus Tracks: Shirley Jones Interview (1962), "Being In Love" (Shirley Jones). Part of Stage Door Records' Collector's Series: first time on CD; retro-style LP packaging; limited to 500 copies. Also at Stage Door Records.


March 7, 2017

Murder Stage LeftMurder, Stage Left (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries)
(Mysterious Press - Paperback Book)
By Robert Goldsborough. Theatre-set murder mystery. 250 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.


March 14, 2017

100 Greatest American Plays100 Greatest American Plays
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Thomas S. Hischak. 352 pages.

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

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

FencesFences
(Paramount - new Blu-ray/DVD)
2016 film version of August Wilson play. Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Stephen Henderson. Directed by Denzel Washington. Blu-ray includes Digital copy & DVD copy.

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.


March 15, 2017

Assembled PartiesLATW The Assembled Parties
(L.A. Theatre Works - Audiobook)
2016 production of the Richard Greenberg play. Matthew Arkin, Wilson Bethel, Dana Delany, Seamus Dever, Zoe Perry, Susan Sullivan, Peter Van Norden. Directed by JoBeth Williams. Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA.


March 17, 2017

Beaut & the Beast SoundtrackBeauty and the Beast (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition)
(Walt Disney Records - new 2-CD set)
From 2017 live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Hattie Morahan, Nathan Mack, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson.


March 21, 2017

A Whole New World: The Road to Broadway and Beyond
(Disney Editions - Hardcover Book)
By Michael Lassell. Backstage and behind the scenes look at the creative process for the musical Aladdin. 192 pages.


March 28, 2017

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

What's the Matter with Helen?What's The Matter With Helen?
(Shout! Factory - new Blu-ray)
1971 horror film starring Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Dennis Weaver, Agnes Moorehead, Micheál MacLiammóir, Robbi Morgan. Directed by Curtis Harrington. 101 minutes.


April 4, 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.


April 11, 2017

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

OsloOslo
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by J. T. Rogers. Produced at Lincoln Center in 2016; Broadway production to begin March 2017. 144 pages.

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

Umbrellas of CherbourgThe Umbrellas of Cherbourg
(Criterion Collection - new Blu-ray/DVD)
1964 French musical film. Directed by Jacques Demy. Music by Michel Legrand. Choreography Jean Rabier. Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Marc Michel, Anne Vernon, Ellen Farner, Mireille Perrey. 2K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray; Once Upon a Time ...“The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” a 2008 documentary; interview from 2014 with film scholar Rodney Hill; French television interview from 1964 featuring director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand discussing the film; audio recordings of interviews with actor Catherine Deneuve (1983) and Legrand (1991) at the National Film Theatre in London; restoration demonstration; trailer; essay by critic Jim Ridley.

Young Girls of RochefortThe Young Girls of Rochefort
(Criterion Collection new Blu-ray/2 DVDs)
1967 French musical film. Directed by Jacques Demy. Music by Michel Legrand. Choreography Norman Maen. Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac, Jacques Perrin, Gene Kelly, Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, Henri Crémieux, Jacques Riberolles, George Chakiris, Grover Dale, . 2K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray; French television interview from 1966 featuring director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand discussing the music for the film; conversation from 2014 between Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthomé and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau; episode from "Behind the Screen," a 1966 series about the making of the film; Agnès Varda’s 1993 documentary The Young Girls Turn 25 (in the DVD box set, appears on the Une chambre en ville disc); trailer; essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum.


April 14, 2017

Jews on Broadway revisedJews on Broadway: An Historical Survey of Performers, Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Producers 2nd Revised Edition
(McFarland & Co. - Paperback Book)
Revised edition of Stewart F. Lane's 2001 book. 277 pages.


April 15, 2017

2000s Broadway MusicalsThe Complete Book of 2000s Broadway Musicals
(Rowman & Littlefield - Paperback Book)
By Dan Dietz. Examines every musical that opened on Broadway from 2000 through the end of 2009. Discusses the era’s major successes, notorious failures, and musicals that closed during their pre-Broadway tryouts. Also highlights revivals and personal-appearance revues. Each entry contains the following information: Plot summary; Cast members; Names of all important personnel, including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors; Opening and closing dates; Number of performances; Critical commentary; Musical numbers and the performers who introduced the songs; Production data, including information about tryouts; Source material; Tony awards and nominations; Details about London and other foreign productions. Also, numerous appendixes, including a discography, filmography, and published scripts, as well as lists of black-themed shows and Jewish-themed productions. Follows Dietz' studies of musicals of the 1940s, the 1950s, the 1960s, and the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s. 478 pages.


April 25, 2017

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.


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, 2020

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


May 2, 2017

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

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


No release date set

Betty Buckley: Story Songs
(Palmetto Records - new on CD)
Recorded live at Joe's Pub. February 2017 release. Accompanied by pianist/musical director/arranger Christian Jacob, guitarist Oz Noy, drummer Ray Brinker, and bass player Trey Henry. To include songs by Radiohead, Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, Joe Iconis and Ben Toth.

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.

A Bronx TaleA Bronx Tale OBC
(Decca Broadway - new on CD)
Score by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose, Lucia Giannetta, Bradley Gibson, Hudson Loverro. Recorded January 9, 2017. Release date TBA.

Deborah Cox digital album
(digital album)
The Bodyguard U.S. tour star to record selections from the musical.

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

Hadestown
(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); Naughty Marietta, 1981 Smithsonian Institution recording first time on CD; Rose-Marie unissued 1981 Smithsonian recording with Ron Raines; Barnum backers audition recording recently rediscovered, with Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart; Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt: Hidden Treasures; Sidney Myer Live! DVD o-production with the Mabel Mercer Foundation.

Holiday Inn OBCHoliday Inn OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
New Irving Berlin musical. Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Danny Rutigliano, Megan Sikora, and Corbin Bleu. Executive produced by Universal Stage Productions. Expected Spring 2017.

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.

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 Slate.com. Newly published material to include "delving into Ivo Van Hove's radical reimagining of the show, exploring the Signature [Theatre] production, greatly expanding the section on the two UK productions, covering the National revival next year, and exploring two particularly controversial productions (one in North Carolina, one in Washington, D.C.) that got swept up in the culture wars of the 1990s." Target date of 2018, 25th anniversary of Broadway of Millennium Approaches.

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