2003 Releases
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December 30, 2003

How Glory GoesAudra McDonald - How Glory Goes
(Hal Leonard Publishing - Paperback Book)
Piano/vocal/guitar selections.

BalladBallad
(LML - new on CD)
DC Anderson. Now available at Footlight.com.

The Bubbly Black Girls Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Kirsten Childs.

Fortune's FoolFortune's Fool
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
by Ivan Turgenev, Mike Poulton, Graham Marsh (Editor), Tony Nourmand (Editor).

Importance of Being EarnestThe Importance of Being Earnest : And Other Plays
(Modern Library - Paperback Book)
Oscar Wilde plays. Introduction by Terrence McNally.

Offensive, TooOffensive, Too
(Jezebel - new on CD)
Sharon McKnight. Now available at Footlight.com.

Razzle DazzleRazzle Dazzle - The Broadway Hits of Kander & Ebb
(BGMC - new on CD)
Boston Gay Men's Chorus. Now available at Footlight.com.


December 23, 2003

Anything GoesAnything Goes
(First Night - new on CD)
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2003 U.K. National Theatre production cast recording. Sally Ann Triplett and John Barrowman. Import date.

God Bless the ChildGod Bless the Child
(Amistad Press - Hardcover Book/CD)
By Billie Holiday (Author), Jerry Pinkney (illustrator). Picture book interpretation of classic song as interpreted by Billie Holiday. CD of Billie Holiday's timeless recording of "God Bless the Child" is included.

Golden Girls of MGMThe Golden Girls of MGM: Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner, Judy Garland, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly and Others
(Carroll & Graf - Paperback Book)
By Jane Ellen Wayne. Includes 16 pages of b&w photos.

Hirschfeld's HarlemHirschfeld's Harlem
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
By Al Hirschfeld.

Kimberly Akimbo
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by David Lindsay-Abaire.


December 17

Anna May WongAnna May Wong : From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Graham Russell Gao Hodges.

Anything GoesAnything Goes
(JAY - new on CD)
Studio cast (Music Theatre Hour series) recording with 7 to 8 more tracks than the Musical Collection version. Louise Gold, Gregg Edelman, Matt Zimmerman, Katrina Murphy, Paul Manuel, Tara Hugo and others. Available at Footlight.com

Yip HarburghBolcom, Morris & Morath Sing Yip Harburg
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
Joan Morris, Max Morath and William Bolcom perform the songs of Yip Harburg. 23 tracks. Live 2003 recording. Available at Footlight.com

Holiday in PlaidHoliday in Plaid
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
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"The Forever Plaid Christmas Album."

Listen to My HeartListen to My Heart: The Songs of David Friedman
(Midder Music - new on CD)
Off Broadway revue recorded October 25. Alix Korey, Anne Runolfsson, Joe Cassidy, David Friedman on piano. Directed by Mark Waldrop. Now available at www.midder.com

This Thing of Darkness
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Craig Lucas.

Our WeddingOur Wedding
(new on CD)
Songs by Noel Katz Produced by Joy Dewing (the bride) and Noel Katz (the groom); at Soho Playhouse in Greenwich Village, NYC. Available at weddingmusical.com.

WickedWicked
(Universal Classics/Decca Broadway - new on CD)
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OBC of new Stephen Schwartz musical. Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Joel Grey, Carole Shelley, Norbert Leo Butz, Michelle Federer, Christopher Fitzgerald, William Youmans.


December 9

ALW Now and ForeverAndrew Lloyd Webber: Now and Forever
(Hal Leonard Publishing - Paperback Book)
. 60-song piano, vocal, guitar book. Featuring popular compositions as well as songs that have never before appeared in print. Includes "All I Ask of You," "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Don't Know How to Love Him," "Memory," "The Music of the Night," "Sunset Boulevard," "Superstar," and more.

The Andrews Sisters: A Biography and Complete Career Record
(McFarland and Company - Hardcover Book)

Anna May WongAnna May Wong: A Complete Guide to Her Film, Stage, Radio and Television Work
(McFarland & Company - Hardcover Book)
By Philip Leibfried, Chei Mi Lane.

The Arabian Nights : A Play
(Northwestern Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Mary Zimmerman.

Songwriters - Kander & Ebb/Alan Jay LernerBroadway & Hollywood: The Songwriters - Kander & Ebb/Alan Jay Lerner
(Wellspring - new on DVD)
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Previously released as "A Visit With ..." videos. Includes photo gallery, biographies, cast & credits.

The Coming World
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Play by by Christopher Shinn.

Conor McPherson: Imagining MischiefConor McPherson: Imagining Mischief
(Liffey Press - Paperback Book)
By Gerald C. Wood. Covers the work of McPherson (Port Authority, Dublin Carol and the award-winning The Weir) with synopses and in-depth analysis of the plays and films. Also includes an extensive interview with McPherson.

Deaf Side StoryDeaf Side Story: Deaf Sharks, Hearing Jets, and a Classic American Musical
(Gallaudet Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Mark Rigney. Portrays the progress of the 2000 production of West Side Story at MacMurray College (Jacksonville, IL) in which deaf students perform half of the parts.

Dirty Dancing: The Ultimate EditionDirty Dancing: The Ultimate Edition
(Artisan - new on 2 DVDs)
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1987 film with bonuses: commentary track with the producers, costumer designers and choreographers, interviews with Jennifer Gray and other cast members, featurette on the director, Jennifer Gray's screen test footage, exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, trivia track. Cynthia Rhodes, Jennifer Gray, Cynthia Rhodes, Jerry Orbach, Patrick Swayze. Remastered audio, widescreen anamorphic.

Eugene O'Neill: A Playwriter's Theatre
(McFarland and Company - Paperback Book)

Everett Beekin
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Richard Greenberg.

Evolution
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Play by Jonathan Marc Sherman. Produced in 2002 Off Broadway at Bleecker St. Theatre with Larry Block, Peter Dinklage, Josh Hamilton, Keira Naughton, Armando Riesco, and Ione Skye.

NativityNativity: A Life Story
(new on CD)
More than a dozen songs from the musical by James Stovall and Hattie Winston, based on Langston Hughes' Black Nativity. Features Stephanie Mills, BeBe Winans, Freddie Jackson, Maurice Lauchner, Ebony Jo-Ann, Lillias White, and Broadway Inspirational Voices. Harold Wheeler orchestrations and vocal arrangements. Order through www.nativityny.com.


Necessary Targets
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Eve Ensler.

Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet
(new on CD)
London cast recording from Presgurvic and Black musical. Andrew Bevis, Lorna Want and Jane McDonald.

Taboo Gift SetTaboo Gift Set
(DVDs/CD)
2-set DVD of the original London production plus the Original London Cast Recording. DVDs are Region 2 format.

Ultimate Dirty Dancing CDThe Ultimate Dirty Dancing
(BMG/AAL/RCA - new on CD)
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Remastered, with all 26 songs heard on the film's soundtrack in the correct order.

Volume 13 Andrew Lloyd Weber
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/Disk)
Part of MIDI Play-Along series. Includes MIDI disk of complete professional performances and matching custom arrangements in Easy Piano format. 10 ALW favorites.

What Didn't Happen
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Play by Christopher Shinn. Produced in 2002 Off Broadway at Playwright's Horizon.


December 2

Angels in AmericaAngels in America
(Nonesuch - new on CD)
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Soundtrack of HBO film based on Tony Kushner play. Original music composed by Thomas Newman.

Beyond TherapyBeyond Therapy
(Anchor Bay - new on DVD)
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1987 film version of Christopher Durang with Christopher Guest, Genevieve Page, Glenda Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Julie Hagerty, and Tom Conti.

Bobby Short - Live at the CarlyleBobby Short - At the Cafe Carlyle
(View - new on DVD/VHS)
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Includes 25-song set at the Carlyle plus an "at home" visit with Short, and biography. Dolby Digital Stereo Audio. Digitally mastered.

The ExoneratedThe Exonerated
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
Play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen.

Kurt Weill on Stage: From Berlin to BroadwayKurt Weill on Stage: From Berlin to Broadway
(Limelight Editions - Paperback Book)
By Foster Hirsch. Biography. Released in October.

Mabel Mercer: A Singer's SingerMabel Mercer: A Singer's Singer
(View - new on DVD/VHS)
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Mercer performs at Cleo's in NYC plus five bonus peformances, trivia subtitling, biography. Dolby Digital Stereo Audio, Digitally Mastered.

The Perfect Stage CrewThe Perfect Stage Crew: The Compleat Technical Guide for High School, College, and Community Theater
(Allworth Press - Paperback Book)
By John Kaluta. Nuts-and-bolts guide to putting on a stunning, low-budget show in less than 40 days. Explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common as well as most complex stage performance problems.

There is Nothing Like a ThaneThere Is Nothing Like a Thane! : The Lighter Side of Macbeth
(St. Martin's Press - Paperback Book)
By Clive Francis.

There's a Girl in My SoupThere's a Girl in My Soup
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
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1970 film version of British comedy play. Goldie Hawn, Peter Sellars.

The Water CoolersThe Water Coolers
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
2003 live New York cast recording. Peter Brown, Marya Grandy, Adam Mastrelli, Kurt Robbins and Elena Shaddow. Available at Footlight.com.

Who Knows?Who Knows?
(Original Cast Records (distributor) - new on CD)
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Tom Andersen solo CD. To be available at N.Y. Cabaret Convention, then a store release. Store date.


November 25

ApplauseApplause
(Kino - new on DVD)
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1929 screen musical with Helen Morgan as Kitty Darling. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Bonuses: excerpt from the Paramount musical Glorifying the American Girl (1929), featuring Helen Morgan; newsreel excerpt of Helen Morgan singing "What Wouldn't I do for that Man"; filmed interview with Rouben Mamoulian; gallery of rare photographs; gallery of promotional materials; booklet essay by Miles Kreuger; biographical and background essays by Helen Morgan biographer Christopher Connelly; "The Camera's the Thing," a 1929 text interview with director Rouben Mamoulian; excerpt of Beth Brown's original novel; gallery of photos and promotional material.

Chitty Chitty, Bang, Bang Special EditionChitty Chitty Bang Bang - 35th Anniversary Edition
(MGM Home Entertainment - new on 2 DVDs)
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Includes a remastered anamorphic widescreen version, a new documentary hosted by star Dick Van Dyke, archival cast interviews and special features Sing-Along, Chitty The Music Sneak Peek, documentary, remembering Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with Dick Van Dyke, A Fantasmagorical Motorcar featurette, Read-Along feature, Sherman Brothers song demos, The Ditchling Tinkerer featurette, original Dick Van Dyke interview, the Potts Children's featurette, vintage advertising gallery, 2 interactive games, DVD-ROM printable coloring pages.

Eloise at the PalaceEloise at the Plaza
(Disney - new on DVD)
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2003 TV adaptation of Kay Thompson and Hillary Knight children's book. Includes making-of featurette and "Hillary Draws Eloise" art lesson. Sofia Vassilieva, Julie Andrews, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Debra Monk, Gavin Creel. Released November 4.

House Arrest: A Search for American Character in and Around the White House, Past and Present
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)

Last of the Red Hot LoversLast of the Red Hot Lovers
(Paramount Home Video - new on DVD)
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1972 film with Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman, Paula Prentiss, Renee Taylor.

Lives on the Circus Animals: A NovelThe Lives of the Circus Animals: A Novel
(William Morrow - Hardcover Book)
By Christopher Bram (Father of Frankenstein, adapted for Gods and Monsters). Set in contemporary New York theater scene. Released in September 2003. Paperback version coming soon.

Love Me TonightLove Me Tonight
(Kino - new on DVD)
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1932 screen musical with Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Ruggles, Myrna Loy, and C. Aubrey Smith. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Score includes Rodgers & Hart songs "Mimi," "Lover" and "Isn't It Romantic?" Bonuses: Maurice Chevalier sings "Louise"; Jeanette MacDonald sings "Love Me Tonight" (form the Paramount newsreel series Hollywood on Parade; audio commentary and booklet essay by Miles Kreuger; original theatrical trailer; screenplay excerpts of deleted scenes; production documents and censorship records; gallery of photos and promotional material

Merv GriffinMerv Griffin: Complete Columbia Recordings
(Collectables - new on CD)
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Percy Faith Music from House of Flowers/Adventure in the Sun
(Collectables - new on CD)
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Percy Faith twofer.

The Out-of-TownersThe Out-of-Towners
(Paramount Home Video - new on DVD)
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1972 Neil Simon comedy film with Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis.

Plaza SuitePlaza Suite
(Paramount Home Video - new on DVD)
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1971 film of Neil Simon play. Walter Matthau, Lee Grant, Maureen Stapleton. Widescreen.

Sometimes I'm Happy Sometimes I'm BlueSometimes I'm Happy/Sometimes I'm Blue
(Collectables - new on CD)
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Jill Corey albums with singles as bonuses.

Star Spangled GirlStar Spangled Girl
(Paramount Home Video - new on DVD)
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1971 Neil Simon film with Sandy Duncan, Tony Roberts, and Todd Susman.

Peggy KingWhen Boy Meets Girl/When You Wish Upon a Star
(Collectables - new on CD)
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Peggy King and Jerry Vale.


November 18

At LastAt Last
(Sony - new on CD)
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Cyndi Lauper album.

The Boy From OzThe Boy From Oz
(Decca Broadway - new on CD)
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OBC album with Hugh Jackman. Recorded October 20.

Carols for a Cure 2003Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure 2003
(BC/EFA - new on 2 CDs)
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5th annual holiday recording featuring the casts of current Broadway musicals, including Antonio Banderas, Jon Secada, Harvey Fierstein, casts from Aida, Beauty & the Beast, The Boy From Oz, Chicago, Gypsy, The Lion King, Hairspray, Mamma Mia!, Nine, Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, Rent, Taboo, 42nd Street, Little Shop of Horrors, Avenue Q. Available at theaters during Gypsy of the Year collections October 24-December 8 and at BC/EFA.

The Cat in the HatThe Cat in the Hat
(Decca - new on CD)
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Soundtrack from 2003 film starring Mike Meyers. Music by David Newman. Two songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Cris & HollyCris & Holly
(Holly-Chris - new on CD)
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Cris Williamson and Holly Near. Accompanied by John Bucchino. Released September 2003.

Fame on 42nd StreetFame on 42nd Street
(Atlantic - new on CD)
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Off Broadway cast recording. Steve Margoshes and Jacques Levy score.

The Firebrand of FlorenceThe Firebrand Of Florence
(Capriccio (Delta Music) - new on 2 CDs/mp3)
World premiere recording of Kurt Weill/Ira Gerswhin piece. Live performance (London, 2000) with BBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Sir Andrew Davis. Features opera singers, plus musical theatre's George Dvorsky. 127 page booklet. Currently available from German outlets. Best price currently at AlphaMusic.de

The Great WaltzThe Great Waltz
(Video Artists International - new on DVD)
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1955 live TV production of musical based on the life of Johann Strauss, Jr. Produced by Max Liebman. Patrice Munsel, Jarmila Novotna, Bert Lahr and Keith Andes.

Linda MuglestonIt Goes Like It Goes
(new on CD)
Linda Mugleston solo CD. Arranged and conducted by Jay Richards. Available at JayRichards.com.

Jerry Springer the OperaJerry Springer the Opera
(new on 2 CDs)
U.K. Release. Also available at DressCircle.co.uk and Footlight.com.

Little Prince
(new on CD)
Demo recording of Lerner and Loewe singing the score of this show in 1973. Playing time 30:34. To order, send a check for $19.00 ($16.50 plus $2.50 shipping and handling) to Blue Dalmatian Productions, P.O. Box 614 Los Olivos, CA. 93441, or order online through PayPal directly at www.bluedalmatian.com.

Naughty MariettaNaughty Marietta
(Video Artists International - new on DVD)
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1955 live TV production of Victor Herbert operetta. Patrice Munsel and Alfred Drake.

Oklahoma!Oklahoma!
(Image Entertainment - new on 2 DVDs)
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U.S. release of RNT production, already released in the U.K. Hugh Jackman, Maureen Lipman. Anamorphic, enhanced-for-widescreen (1.78:1) transfer, in newly-mastered Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound. "Making of..." program on Disc 2.

Our TownOur Town
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
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1940 film adaptation of Thornton Wilder play. William Holden, Martha Scott, Frank Craven, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell, Guy Kibbee. Includes the short film "The Wizard's Apprentice," the 1943 short subject film "The Town," a study of a typical Midwestern town and its residents directed by famed director Josef von Sternberg and bonus audio track featuring the entire recreated production of "Our Town" for the Lux Radio Theater. Mono, full frame, black and white.

Out of This WorldOut of This World
(Fynsworth Alley - on CD)
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Maureen McGovern sings the songs of Harold Arlen. Reissue with extra tracks "Let's Fall in Love" and "Optimistic Voices."

Richard RodgersRichard Rodgers
(Yale Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Geoffrey Block. Yale Broadway Masters series.

Richard Rodgers: An Enchanted EveningRichard Rodgers: An Enchanted Evening
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
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2002 television special with Maureen Lipman, Judi Dench, Ruthie Henshall, Lesley Garrett and Kim Criswell. Full frame, Dolby Digital Mono.

Shakespeare's Visual TheatreShakespeare's Visual Theatre : Staging the Personified Characters
(Cambridge Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
Frederick Kiefer looks at the personified characters created by Shakespeare in his plays (his walking, talking abstractions), reconstructing their appearances; explaining the symbolism of their costumes and props; and assessing their significance for the plays in which they appear.


November 11

American Film Theatre Series 3American Film Theatre Box Set - Collection Three
(Kino - new on 5 DVDs/4 VHS)
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American Film Theatre series. Includes Lost in the Stars, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Galileo, AND Philadelphia, Here I Come.

Clifford Odets and American Political TheatreClifford Odets and American Political Theatre
(Praeger Publishers - Hardcover Book)
By Christopher J. Herr. This new consideration reads Odets' career - the work itself and the conditions of its invention - as cultural creations in a time of political, social, and economic change.

CloserCloser
(Warner Bros - new on CD)
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Josh Groban. Includes "You Raise Me Up" and "Oceano."

David Sedaris: Live at Carnegie Hall
(Time Warner Audio Major; Abridged edition - new on CD)
David Sedaris performs new stories from his upcoming book. Released October 2003.

GalileoGalileo
(Kino - new on DVD/VHS)
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American Film Theatre. 1975 production, based on Charles Laughton's 1947 adaptation of Brecht play. Topol, Colin Blakely, Georgia Brown. Directed by Joseph Losey.

Ghosty Men - The Story of the Collyer BrothersGhosty Men: The Strange but True Story of the Collyer Brothers, New York's Greatest Hoarders, An Urban Historical
(Bloomsbury USA - Hardcover Book)
By Franz Lidz. Released in October.

Golda's BalconyGolda's Balcony - A Play
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By William Gibson. Now on Broadway starring Tovah Feldshuh (Drama Desk Award) as Golda Meir.

GypsyGypsy
(Rhino/TCM - new on CD)
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Soundtrack from 1962 film. Includes Rosalind Russell vocal tracks as bonuses.

Jacques Brel is Alive ...Jacques Brel is Alive and Well
(Kino - new on DVD/VHS)
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1975 production for American Film Theatre includes 26 songs by Belgian-entertainer Jacques Brel. Elly Stone, Mort Schuman and Joe Masiell. Jacques Brel himself sings a melancholy composition at intermission.

Lost in the StarsLost in the Stars
(Kino - new on DVD)
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1974 production for American Film Theatre. Brock Peters, Melba Moore, Raymond St. Jacques, Clifton Davis, Paul Rogers, Paulene Myers. Directed by Daniel Mann.

The Music ManThe Music Man
(Buena Vista - new on DVD)
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2002 TV film with Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber, Debra Monk, Molly Shannon. Bonuses: featurette and promos.

Philadelphia, Here I ComePhiladelphia, Here I Come
(Kino - new on DVD/VHS)
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1975 production for American Film Theatre based on Brian Friel play. Eamon Kelly, Donal McCann, Siobhan McKenna.

Taboo DVDTaboo - Original London Production
(new on 2 [Region 2] DVDs)
Complete show filmed live at the Venue Theatre, London, starring Euan Morton, Paul Baker, John Partridge, Drew Jaymson, Declan Bennett, Lucy Newton, David Burt, Lyn Paul, Robert Shelley and George O'Dowd. Nominated for 4 Olivier Awards. Plus full live commentary by Boy George, backstage footage, ‘Ich Bin Kunst’ music video, George singing ‘Here Come The Girls’ live at Nag Nag Nag. Region 2 DVD plays on limited players. Available at DressCircle.co.uk

The Ultimate Movie MusicalUltimate Musical Movies - Boxed Set
(Buena Vista - new on 3 DVDs)
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To include TV musical versions of The Music Man, Cinderella, and Annie.

Wild Women BluesWild Women Blues
(DRG - new on CD)
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Cast album of revue by Mel Howard and Kevin Toney. Featuring Linda Hopkins.


November 4

Abelard and HeloiseAbelard and Heloise
(new on 2 CDs)
Original Australian Cast recording. new Australian musical drama based on the 12th-century love story of Abelard and Heloise with lyrics by Paul Kavanagh and music by Ross Fiddes. It had its world premiere staging in Newcastle, Australia in 2002. Features Stephen Weller (Martin Guerre) as Abelard and Sue Carson as Heloise.

Bacharach: MaestroBacharach: Maestro! The Life of a Pop Genius
(Chrome Dreams - Paperback Book)
By Michael Brocken. Bacharach biography.

Colored LightsColored Lights; The Broadway Album
(Fynsworth - new on CD)
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Deborah Gibson album of showtunes and other songs, including songs from Les Miserables, Funny Girl, The Boy From Oz, The Wild Party, Gypsy, Rags, Cabaret.

Enter the PlayersEnter the Players: New York Stage Actors in the Twentieth Century
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Thomas S. Hischak. Looks closely at the careers of hundreds of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway stage actors in New York. Over 900 actors, singers, dancers, and comics from the twentieth-century theater are covered, from Maude Adams and Al Jolson at the turn of the century, to recent talents such as Matthew Broderick, Audra McDonald, and Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Gerswhin (Life and Times)Gershwin (Life & Times)
(Haus Pub - Paperback Book)
By Ruth Leon.

Hair DeluxeHair
(BMG/AAL/Victor - on 2 CDs)
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Deluxe Edition reissue of 1967 musical. Bonus tracks include the first CD release of the entire 1967 Off-Broadway cast recording, including three never-before-released tracks, as well as a new interview with composer Galt MacDermot.

How to Succeed DeluxeHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
(BMG/AAL/Victor - on 2 CDs)
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Deluxe Edition reissue of OBC of 1961 musical. Robert Morse, Rudy Vallee, Charles Nelson Reilly, Ruth Kobart. Bonus tracks include Walter Cronkite's narration from 1995's revival, plus two reprises with additional lyrics -- composer/lyricist Frank Loesser performing "Organization Man," a song cut from the show, plus an early version of "A Secretary is Not a Toy." Also jazz versions of "I Believe in You" by J.J. Johnson and "Brotherhood of Man" by Woody Herman as well as interviews with Tony-winning stars Robert Morse and Charles Nelson Reilly.

More Instant Applause
(Playwrights Canada Press - Paperback Book)
Twenty-six complete plays lasting no longer than ten to fifteen minutes each. An anthology of first class writing, easily adaptable for a number of theatrical needs and experiences.

On the Same PageOn the Same Page
(Jambo Music - new on CD)
Stefanie Powers debut CD with famed pianist/vocalist Page Cavanaugh.

Plays Plays Volume I (Richard Maxwell)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Nine of Maxwell's early works: Boxing 2000, Caveman, House (1999 OBIE Award winner), Showy Lady Slipper and others.

The Real Trial of Oscar WildeThe Real Trial of Oscar Wilde : The First Uncensored Transcript of The Trial of Oscar Wilde vs. John Douglas (Marquess of Queensberry), 1895
(Fourth Estate - Hardcover Book)
By Merlin Holland.

Reckless and Other Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Craig Lucas.

Sally Ann Triplett: Anything GoesSally Ann Triplett: Anything Goes
(JAY - new on CD)
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Solo CD. Songs from Golden Boy, Cabaret, Babes in Arms, Rags, Oh, Kay!, Funny Girl, We Will Rock You, Anything Goes and more.


October 28

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit : A Son Remembers
(Atria Books - Hardcover Book)
By Sean Hepburn Ferrer.

Broadway Musicals of 1939Broadway Musicals of 1939
(Bayview - new on CD)
March 2003 Town Hall concert created by Scott Siegel. Amanda Mcbroom, Bryan Batt, Darius De Haas, Annie Golden, Marie Danvers, Rob Gallagher and Steve Ross. Available now at Footlight.com.

Broadway's Lost TreasuresBroadway's Lost Treasures
(Acorn Media - new on DVD/VHS)
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PBS special. Bonuses include Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney performing a song from Sugar Babies; Patti LuPone's "Buenos Aires"; the original company of A Chorus Line singing "I Hope I Get It"; and two numbers from Annie: Dorothy Loudon's "Easy Street" and the company on a reprise of the show's anthem, "Tomorrow."

Colored LightsColored Lights : Forty Years of Words and Music, Show Biz, Collaboration, and All That Jazz
(Faber & Faber - Hardcover Book)
[Review available] Dual autobiographies in dialogue - as told to Greg Lawrence - chronicling the four-decade-long collaboration of Kander & Ebb. 16 pages of black-and-white photographs, an introduction by Liza Minnelli and a foreword by director Harold Prince.

The Lyrics of LoesserThe Complete Lyrics of Frank Loesser
(Knopf - Hardcover Book)
By Robert Kimball.

Congressional TheatreCongressional Theatre : Dramatizing McCarthyism on Stage, Film, and Television
(Cambridge Univ. Press - Paperback Book)
Identifies and examines the significant body of plays, films, and teleplays that responded to the actions of the House Committee on Un-American Activities during the "show business hearings" it held between 1947 and 1960. Among the writers discussed are Arthur Miller, Bertolt Brecht, Lillian Hellman, Maxwell Anderson, Elia Kazan, Barrie Stavis, Herman Wouk, Eric Bentley, Saul Levitt, Budd Schulberg, Carl Foreman, Abraham Polonsky, and Walter Bernstein.

Harry for the HolidaysHarry for the Holidays
(Sony - new on CD)
Harry Connick, Jr. sings holiday songs.

Images of BeckettImages of Beckett
(Cambridge Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
Photographs of Samuel Beckett (some previously unpublished) by John Haynes and three new essays by Beckett's biographer and friend, James Knowlson.

LoreleiLorelei
(Universal Classics/Decca Broadway - new on CD)
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Combining tracks from the tour and Broadway cast albums.

Off-Off Broadway ExplosionOff-Off-Broadway Explosion: How Provocative Playwrights of the 1960's Ignited a New American Theater
(Watson-Guptill Pubns - Paperback Book)
By David A. Crespy, forward by Edward Albee. explores the backstage stories and captivating history of the unusual venues and legendary personalities of the 1960s off-off-Broadway movement. Released 9/2003.

Open CircleThe Open Circle : The Theater Environment of Peter Brook
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Jean Lecat and Andrew Todd.

Salaam BombaySalaam Bombay Dreams
(new on Region 2 DVD)
Behind the scenes look (with interviews) at making of Bombay Dreams the musical. Includes music videos and hours of footage. This Region 2 DVD is encoded for viewing in the UK, Europe, the Middle East & Japan. Available at DressCircle.co.uk.

Solid Gold CadillacSolid Gold Cadillac
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
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1956 film with Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark. Adapted from the hit Broadway comedy by George S. Kaufman and Howard Teichmann. Black and white, full frame.

Wig in a BoxWig In A Box - Songs From and Inspired by Hedwig and the Angry Inch
(Off Records - new on CD)
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Charity album for the Hetrick Martin Institute's Harvey Milk School. Songs from Hedwig and the Angry Inch and new songs performed by Stephen Trask & John Cameron Mitchell, Robyn Hitchcock, Cyndi Lauper & The Minus 5, Frank Black, Rufus Wainright, Sleater-Kinney & Fred Schneider, Ben Folds, Ben Kweller & Ben Lee, Imperial Teen, Bob Mould, Yoko Ono, They Might Be Giants, The Breeders, Jonathan Richman.


October 21

Columbia Albums of Irving Berlin, Vol 1 and 2Columbia Albums of Irving Berlin, Volumes 1 & 2
(Collectables - new on CD)
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Twofer.

Elaine Stritch At LibertyElaine Stritch at Liberty
(Image Entertainment - on DVD)
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Live performance.

From Where I StandFrom Where I Stand
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
2003 revue that played West Bank Cafe. Book, music and lyrics by Albert M. Tapper. Kim Cea, Morton Allen David, Brian Kuchta, Adam Mastrelli and Debra Pitkin. Available at Footlight.com

Gonna Do Great ThingsGonna Do Great Things: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Scribner - Hardcover Book)

Great JoyGreat Joy - A Gospel Christmas
(Sh-K-Boom - new on CD)
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Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices. Features 15 classic and brand new Holiday tunes, with solos by Billy Porter, Gavin Creel, Michael McElroy, Sara Ramirez, and more.

Holiday PopsHoliday Pops
(DRG - new on CD)
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Peter Nero with Ann Hampton Callaway.

Jolson Sings AgainJolson Sings Again
(Columbia TriStar - new on DVD)
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1949 sequel to The Jolson Story. Larry Parks, Barbara Hale, Bill Goodwin, Ludwig Donath, William Demarest. Full frame, color, mono, trailer, filmographies no special features listed.

The Jolson StoryThe Jolson Story
(Columbia TriStar - new on DVD)
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1946 film story of Al Jolson. Larry Parks, Evelyn Keyes, Ludwig Donath, William Demarest, Bill Goodwin. Full screen, color, mono trailer, filmographies, no special features listed

Little Shop of HorrorsLittle Shop of Horrors
(DRG - new on CD)
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Broadway cast recording. Hunter Foster, Kerry Butler, Douglas Sills, Rob Bartlett. Includes four demo bonus tracks.

Michael BallA Love Story
(EMI Liberty - new on CD)
Michael Ball solo recording. U.K. release. Includes "God Give Me Strength" (Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach), Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle," Kenny Chesney's "You Had Me From Hello," "She Makes My Day" by Robert Palmer, and "Me and My Shadow" (a duet with Antonio Banderes). Available at DressCircle.co.uk

MameMame
(Rhino Handmade - new on CD)
1974 Soundtrack recording. Bea Arthur, Lucille Ball, Jane Connell, Robert Preston. Individually numbered, limited release of 2,500 copies. Available at RhinoHandmade.com. No bonus material. Delayed shipping date.

The Marrying KindThe Marrying Kind
(Columbia TriStar - new on DVD)
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1952 film. Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, John Alexander, Madge Kennedy, Sheila Bond. Full screen, black-and-white, mono, trailer, filmographies, no special features listed.

On My Way to YouOn My Way to You
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
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Leslie Uggams album of songs with lyrics by the Bergmans. Store date.

Our Lady of 121st Street : Jesus Hopped the A Train and In Arabia, We'd All Be KingsOur Lady of 121st Street : Jesus Hopped the A Train and In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
3 plays by Stephen Adley Guirgis.

Rod Stewart - As Time Goes ByRod Stewart : The Great American Songbook Part II
(J Records - new on CD)
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More standards and showtunes. Includes duets with Cher ("Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered") and Queen Latifah ("As Time Goes By").

You'll Never Get RichYou'll Never Get Rich
(Columbia TriStar - new on DVD)
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1941 film with songs from Cole Porter. Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley. Full screen, black-and-white, mono, trailer, filmographies, no special features listed.

Who Knows?Who Knows?
(new on CD)
Tom Andersen solo CD. To be available at N.Y. Cabaret Convention, then a store release. Available at Footlight.com.


October 14

The Band PlaysThe Band Plays: The Boys in the Band and Its Sequel the Men from the Boys
(Alyson Publications - Paperback Book)
Two plays by Mart Crowley. September publication.

Bryn Terfel Sings FavourtiesBryn Terfel Sings Favourites
(Deutsche Grammophon - new on CD)
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Classical and traditional. "Lazybones" by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer.

Dance of Death
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by August Strindberg, Richard Greenberg.

Design for LivingDesign for Living: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne: A Biography
(Knopf - Hardcover Book)
by Margot Peters.

The Federal Theatre ProjectThe Federal Theatre Project
(Cambridge Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Barry B. Witham. Drawing upon archival resources, official correspondence and personal interviews, this book provides a detailed examination of the U.S. Federal Theatre Project in the decade of the 1930s.

Glimmer, Glimmer & Shine
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Warren Leight.

The LyricsThe Lyrics
(Routledge - Hardcover Book)
By Jerry Herman and Ken Bloom. Offers "all of the lyrics to Herman's well-loved songs" along with rare production photographs from all of his shows. It includes early lyrics from Herman's first Broadway revues and shows, songs cut from his best-loved shows, and new lyrics. Include is a bonus CD of Jerry and Michael Feinstein. Official release date.

Ultimate Rat PackLive & Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection
(Warner Music - new on CD/DVD)
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DVD: live charity concert with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Carson, taped in St. Louis in the mid-'60s and broadcast by TVLand a couple of years back. Full frame, color. CD contains rare performance of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. recorded during 6-night run (Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 1962) at the Villa Venice nightclub in Chicago, IL.

Me and My ShadowsMe and My Shadows
(Miramax - on DVD)
Re-release of Judy Garland TV biopic with Judy Davis and Tammy Blanchard. Bonuses: commentary by Lorna Luft, director Robert Ackerman, and costumer designer Donna Granada; behind-the-scenes featurette; deleted scene: "I Play the Palace."

Moulin Rouge DigipakMoulin Rouge (Double Digipack)
(Twentieth Century Fox - on 2 DVDs)
Disc 1: # Production commentary by director Baz Luhrmann, production designer Catherine Martin, and cinematographer Don McAlpine, writing commentary by writers Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, 8 behind-the-scenes branches, audio track for the visually impaired. Disc 2: "The Making of Moulin Rouge" HBO special, 5 "Star" featurettes: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, "The Story Is About...:" interview with writers Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, Craig Pearce reads early treatment, old storyline and script comparisons, "The Cutting Room:" interview with Baz Luhrmann and editor Jill Bilcock, unseen footage of abandoned edits (Come What May, Twice Across the Sky, Eidler's Rap, Outside It May Be Raining, Green Fairy Previsualisation); director's mock previsualisations, "The Dance: A Word with Baz," Tango (extended & multicam), Hindi (extended), Can Can (extended & multicam), Coup d'Etat (extended & multicam), "The Music: The Musical Journey," interview with Fatboy Slim, The Lady Marmalade Phenomenon, Come What May, "The Design:" Interview with production designer and co-costume designer Catherine Martin, set design, interview with co-costume designer Angus Strathe, costume design, graphic design, smoke and mirrors, "Marketing:" International sizzle reel, photo gallery, the little red book, poster gallery, trailers, music promo spot, extended scenes & 4 re-cut dance sequences. Widescreen anamorphic format

The Movie AlbumThe Movie Album Deluxe Edition
(Sony - new on CD/DVD)
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Barbra Streisand previously released audio CD plus bonus DVD with two "in the studio" music videos, and an audio interview with Streisand about the making of the album.

The Movie AlbumThe Movie Album
(Sony/Columbia - new on CD)
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Barbra Streisand.

ShakespeareShakespeare
(Basic Books - Hardcover Book)
By Michael Wood. A telling of the playwright's life based on a wide range of newly discovered sources, such as police and torture records. Wood reveals new and surprising evidence about: Shakespeare's Catholic faith, his work, and his attitudes on sex and on race. Includes over 100 four-color and black-and-white illustrations. Author Wood is a regular contributor to BBC History magazine, lectures widely in both the U.K. and U.S., and is a fellow of The Royal Historical Society.

The Singing DetectiveThe Singing Detective
(Image Entertainment - new on CD)
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Soundtrack from film which featured Robert Downey, Jr. Includes classic '50s rock selections plus exclusive recording of Robert Downey, Jr. performing "In My Dreams."

Sound of Music (Double Digipak)The Sound of Music (Double Digipack)
(Fox Home Entertainment - on 2 DVDs)
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Disc 1: the feature, commentary by Director Robert Wise, link to The Sound of Music web sites and events. Disc 2: original 1965 documentary "Salzburg Sight and Sound" (14 minutes), "making of" documentary "The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon" with cast interviews, rare music outtakes, photos and more (87 minutes), audio supplement by Ernest Lehman, audio interviews with Julie Andrews and Robert Wise, games and links to fan site, storyboards, sketches, production stills, theatrical trailers, radio and TV spots. Widescreen anamorphic format.

Tea at FiveTea at Five
(Penguin - Audiobook; Abridged Edition)
By Matthew Lombardo. Read by Kate Mulgrew, who performed in the stage version.

TV Guide Looks at ChristmasTV Guide Looks At Christmas
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
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Hosted by Lea Thompson, includes the best moments from animated classics: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "A Charlie Brown Christmas," and from variety shows like "Judy Garland's Christmas Special," "Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas," and "Perry Como's Christmas in Austria." Scenes from perennial film favorites like It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, and Miracle on 34th Street and from popular television shows.

The Ultimate Chick FlickThe Ultimate Chick Flick Collection
(Fox Home Entertainment - on 6 DVDs)
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Includes The Banger Sisters, Ever After, Moulin Rouge, Say Anything..., Someone Like You, Where the Heart Is.


October 7

Avenue QAvenue Q
(AAL/Victor - new on CD)
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New Broadway cast recording.

Barbara Cook Christmas AlbumCount Your Blessings
(DRG - new on CD)
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Barbara Cook Christmas album.

Cric? Crac!Cric? Crac!
(2die4 Productions - new on CD)
Studio cast recording of David Christian Azarow and Stone Widney musical. Features Michael McElroy, Sara Ramirez, Erol Josui, Adam Metzger, Katheryn Feeney, Paul Iacono, Jack Dabdoub, Daniel Neiden, Peter Waldren, Lindsey Sherman and Rachel Nichols with Joy Lynn Matthews, Wanda L. Houston, Carmen Ruby Floyd, John Lucas, Thos Shipley, Kenneth-Michael Glass, Esprit Basner, Johnny Beauchamp, Steven Cantalonio, Danasia Scott and Katie-Leigh Lindenman. Available at 2die4music.com

Face the Music - Anthony WarlowFace the Music
(Sony - new on CD)
Anthony Warlow solo CD of big band standards.

The Eternal RoadThe Eternal Road
(Naxos - new on CD)
73-minute CD of highlights from Kurt Weill work. Recorded in Germany.

Far From HeavenFar from Heaven, Safe, and Superstar: Safe; And, Superstar: Three Screenplays
(Grove Press - Paperback Book)
By Todd Haynes.

The Girl Who Fell DownThe Girl Who Fell Down: A Biography of Joan McCracken
(Northeastern University Press - Hardcover Book)
By Lisa Jo Sagolla. First biography of McCracken, who established the prototype dancer-comedienne, headlining in ballet, stage, film, and television productions before her life was tragically cut short by complications from diabetes.

He Ran All the Way: A Biography of John Garfield
(Limelight Editions - Hardcover Book)
By Robert Nott.

Laura NyroLaura Nyro Lyric: Lyrics and Reminiscences
(Cherry Lane Music - Paperback Book and CD-ROM)
By Laura Nyro. assembles for the first time ever in print the complete lyrics of more than 100 songs from this late folksinger and poet. The book contains several pages of Laura's handwritten lyrics, along with words to some of her songs that were never recorded. Also includes many of Nyro's drawings and paintings, plus extensive interviews with musicians and friends who worked with her. Bonus CD: an interview with Laura recorded shortly before her death in which she discusses her creative process, inspirations, and approach to songwriting in general; also tracks from Laura's original audition tape.

The Lion King PlatinumThe Lion King - Special Edition
(Buena Vista Home Entertainment - on 2 DVDs)
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Animated film with many extras, including two versions: original theatrical release and an extended edition including the new number "Morning Report," originally created for the Broadway show, "The Making of The Morning Report," three deleted scenes ("Bug Football," "Hakuna Matata" and "Warthog Rhapsody"), an all-new music video, a sing-along track, four set-top interactive games, featurettes "Disney Animals" hosted by Roy Disney, "Storymaking Magic," "Character design," "Computer Design," and "African Art Inspiration" (all feature additional behind-the-scenes footage and extensive stills), exclusive interviews with Julie Taymor, Elton John and Tim Rice, a "Virtual Safari" with your tour guides Timon and Pumbaa, an additional featurette on the Broadway musical, extensive still galleries with masks, costumes, people and puppets, additional music videos, and more.

The Lion Kind Collector's EditionDisney's Lion King (Special Platinum Edition Collector's Gift Set)
(Walt Disney Home Video - on 2 DVDs)
Gift set includes 5 exclusive character portrait drawings signed and sketched by the original animators and a new "The Lion King" Special Edition book all enclosed in a slipsleeve case, Disc 1: 2 Versions – Special Edition (featuring a new song) and Original theatrical release both digitally restored and remastered, deleted scenes, audio commentaries, sing along track, 2 new music videos; Disc 2: Go beyond and explore the complete worldwide phenomenon in five areas: Animal Journey, Story Journey, Stage Journey, Film Journey, and Music Journey, exciting games with all-new animation: Virtual Safari (Personality Profile Game), Grab A Grub (Sound Sensations Game). Widescreen anamorphic format.

The LyricsThe Lyrics
(Routledge - Hardcover Book)
By Jerry Herman and Ken Bloom. Offers "all of the lyrics to Herman's well-loved songs" along with rare production photographs from all of his shows. It includes early lyrics from Herman's first Broadway revues and shows, songs cut from his best-loved shows, and new lyrics. Include is a bonus CD of Jerry and Michael Feinstein.

Miss Bette DavisMiss Bette Davis
(DRG - new on CD)
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Reissue of 1976 U.K. album by Bette Davis with the legendary star "singing" movie songs and reciting dialogue from All About Eve, etc.

More Duologues
(Theatre Arts Books - Paperback Book)
By Jean Marlow and Eamonn Jones. Collection of short scenes for two players. From Elizabethan to contemporary plays in a range of styles. Includes parts for actors of different ages. Advice provided by Alan Ayckbourn, Don Taylor, April de Angelis, and other theater professionals.

My Life with AlbertineMy Life With Albertine
(PS Classics - new on CD)
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OBC recording of Ricky Ian Gordon score. Nicholas Belton, Brent Carver, Donna Lynne Champlin, Chad Kimball, Paul Anthony McGrane, Caroline McMahon,Brooke Sunny Moriber, Kelli O'Hara, Jim Poulos, Paul A. Schaefer, Emily Skinner, Laura Woyasz. Store date.

Only One LifeOnly One Life
(Concord/Feinery - new on CD)
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Michael Feinstein sings with Jimmy Webb. Enhanced CD with regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.

On My Way to YouOn My Way to You
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Leslie Uggams album of songs with lyrics by the Bergmans. Web sale date at FynsworthAlley.com

Riverdance SuperbitRiverdance:Live From Nyc (Superbit)
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
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Superbit release of 1997 Radio City Music Hall performance with Jean Butler, Maria Pages, and Colin Dunn.

Seventh HeavenSeventh Heaven
(Decca - new on CD)
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Reissue of 1955 OBC recording or Young/Unger score. With Robert Clary, Gloria De Haven, Ricardo Montalban, Chita Rivera.

Stephenson PlaysStephenson Plays 1
(Methuen Publishing, Ltd - Paperback Book)
Plays by Shelagh Stephenson: The Memory of Water, Five Kinds of Silence, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Ancient Lights.

Patti Page ChristmasSweet Sounds of Christmas
(DRG - new on CD)
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Patti Page Christmas album.

West Side StoryWest Side Story (Full Screen Edition)
(MGM - on DVD)
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1961 film. Full frame, no extras.

Wrestling with ElephantsWrestling With Elephants: The Authorized Biography of Don Black
(Sanctuary Pub Ltd - Hardcover Book)
By James Inverne. Biography the life and career of lyricist Don Black (Sunset Boulevard, Tell Me on a Sunday, Bombay Dreams, Aspects of Love, and many films).

Zanna Don'tZanna, Don't!
(PS Classics - new on CD)
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Off Broadway cast recording featuring Jai Rodriguez, Anika Larsen, Darius Nichols, Amanda Ryan Paige, Enrico Rodriguez, Robb Sapp, Shalley Thomas, Jared Zeus. Store date.


September 30

Anna in the TropicsAnna in the Tropics
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Pulitzer Prize winning play by Nilo Cruz. On Broadway fall of 2003.

Bette Midler Sings Rosemary ClooneyBette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook
(Sony/Columbia - new on CD)
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Bette Midler sings some of Rosemary Clooney's greatest hits from the '50s with new arrangements by Barry Manilow. Accompanied by Linda Ronstadt ("Sisters") and Barry Manilow ("On a Slow boat to China").

Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical FolliesEverything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical Follies
(Knopf - Hardcover Book)
[Review Available.] By Theodore S. Chapin. Story of the original 1971 production of the landmark musical, Follies, taken from notes Chapin made when he was a college kid serving as a production assistant for the show.

The Great American Playwrights on the ScreenThe Great American Playwrights on the Screen: A Critical Guide to Film, TV, Video, and DVD
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Jerry Roberts. Up-to-date record of movie and television productions of classic and contemporary works of 200 playwrights (including Arthur Miller, Marsha Norman, Eugene O'Neill, Aaron Sorkin, Neil Simon, Wendy Wasserstein, and Tennessee Williams). Author Roberts compares and contrasts the adapted versions and includes colorful reviews by prominent critics of TV and film (beginning with those of the silent era). Also provides is a video and DVD guide to the adapted works of the playwrights, showing which versions are available for home viewing and in which media. Released in May, 2003.

Jukebox EllaJukebox Ella: The Complete Verve Singles, Vol. One
(Verve - new on 2 CDs)
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Ella Fitzgerald. Includes tracks released only as singles.

Jeepers CreepersJeepers Creepers: Hit Songs from Horror Films
(new on CD)
Songs from horror/mystery movies. Joint project with Bruce Kimmel and Scarlett Street Magazine. Studio cast includes Alison Fraser, Judy Kaye, Theresa Finamore, Juliana A. Hansen, Lynette Perry, Remy Zaken, Brent Barrett, Christiane Noll, Rebecca Luker. Available at ScarletStreet.com where it will be sold for exclusively for six months.

The Lion King - Special EditionThe Lion King - Special Edition
(Disney - on CD)
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A Night for RomanceA Night for Romance
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
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George Bugatti album. Features an original song by U2's Bono.

The RavenThe Raven
(Grove Press - Hardcover Book)
By Lou Reed, Edgar Allan Poe, Julian Schnabel (Illustrator).

Randy Newman SongbookRandy Newman Songbook I
(Nonesuch - new on CD)
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Simeon's GiftSimeon's Gift
(Harper-Collins - Book/CD)
CD includes Julie Andrews reading the story, backed by music of Ian Fraser.

Up in Central Park/Arms and the GirlUp in Central Park/Arms and the Girl
(Universal/Decca - new on CD)
Twofer with studio cast recording of Fields/Romberg Up in Central Park (Wilbur Evans and Betty Bruce) and OBC of Morton Gould, Dorothy Fields musical, Arms and the Girl (Nanette Fabray, Georges Guétary, Pearl Bailey). Both first time on CD. Web exclusive available only through December 31 at iclassics.com

Warner LegendsWarner Legends Collection
(Warner Home Video - on 7 DVDs)
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Includes 2-disc editions of each: The Adventures of Robin Hood / Yankee Doodle Dandy / The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, plus documentary Here's Looking at You. Bonuses similar to individual issues.

Yankee Doodle DandyYankee Doodle Dandy (Two-Disc Special Edition)
(Warner Home Video - on 2 DVDs)
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James Cagney 1942 film biography of George M. Cohan. Bonuses: commentary by author and film historian Rudy Behlmer; all-new transfer from restored picture and audio elements; Warner Night at the Movies, 1942 introduced by Leonard Maltin including trailers, newsreel, musical short subject and cartoon "Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid;" James Cagney trailer gallery; "James Cagney: Top of the World" documentary (1992); "Let Freedom Sing! The Story of Yankee Doodle Dandy" documentary (2003); John Travolta Remembers Jimmy Cagney; "You, John Jones" short (1943); Audio vault: outtakes and rehearsals, 10/19/42 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater Radio Show; Waving the Flag galleries: George M. Cohan sheet music, dressed set stills, scene concept stills, publicity and posters; Looney Tunes: "Yankee Doodle Daffy," "Yankee Doodle Bugs."


September 23

The Abbey TheatreThe Abbey Theatre: Ireland's National Theatre, The First 100 Years
(Thames & Hudson - Paperback Book)
By Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Ella Sings Sweet SongsElla Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers
(Verve - new on CD)
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Digipack. Remastered.


GreaseGrease: the 25th Anniversary Edition
(Universal/Polydor - new on 2 CDs)
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Remastered 1978 film soundtrack and bonuses on a second CD including "sing-along" tracks with some previously unissued orchestral ones from the film. John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn, Eve Arden.

Judy Garland: A Portrait in Art & AnecdoteJudy Garland: A Portrait in Art & Anecdote
(Bulfinch Press - Hardcover Book)
By John Fricke, foward by Lorna Luft. Hundreds of rare and previously unpublished photographs, studio memorabilia, and personal mementos from the family archives, along with scores of anecdotes drawn from interviews with her professional colleagues, friends, family, and Judy herself.

Lovely to Look At/Texas CarnivalLovely To Look At/Texas Carnival
(Rhino Handmade - on CD)
Soundtrack recordings for 1952 film based on Fields/Kern/Harbach musical Roberta with Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel; and 1951 film with Esther Williams and Howard Keel. Individually numbered, limited release of 2,500 copies. Available at RhinoHandmade.com

Major DundeeMajor Dundee
(DRG - new on CD)
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1960s Soundtrack.

MameMame
(Rhino Handmade - new on CD)
1974 Soundtrack recording. Bea Arthur, Lucille Ball, Jane Connell, Robert Preston. Individually numbered, limited release of 2,500 copies. Available at RhinoHandmade.com. No bonus material.

Mrs. Santa ClausMrs. Santa Claus
(Artison - new on DVD)
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1996 TV film with Jerry Herman score. Angela Lansbury, Charles Durning, Michael Jeter, Terrence Mann.


Riverdance - Live In Geneva
(Koch - new on DVD)
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Royal Wedding/Second ChorusRoyal Wedding/Second Chorus
(Inspired Corporation - on DVD)
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Fred Astaire films.

ScroogeScrooge
(Paramount - new on DVD)
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1970 film with Leslie Bricusse score. Starring Albert Finney and Alec Guiness. New anamorphic widescreen transfer and English Dolby Digital 5.1 remix (the film's original stereo mix is also included). No extras.

Sondheim CollectionStephen Sondheim Collection
(Image Entertainment - on 6 DVDs)
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Collection includes Sunday in the Park with George (with audio commentary by Sondheim, James Lapine, Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters), Into the Woods, Passion (with commentary by Sondheim, Lapine, Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie and Ira Weitzman), Sweeney Todd in Concert (Patti LuPone and George Hearn, includes "making-of" featurette), Follies in Concert (Mandy Patinkin, George Hearn, Barbara Cook, Lee Remick, Carol Burnett, Liliane Montevecchi, Elaine Stritch and Liz Callaway), A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli, Madeleine Kahn, Victor Garber, Glenn Close, Betty Buckley and more).

The Sweater BookThe Sweater Book: Hundreds of People...One Common Thread
(Thomas Dunne Books - Hardcover Book)
By photographer Stephen Mosher. Over 500 black and white photographs of film, TV, theater, dance music and literature celebrities. Each subject wore a cozy old cardigan sweater in whatever way they chose. Includes Carol Burnett, Glenn Close, Laura Linney, Nathan Lane, Dame Maggie Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick (and Bruce Bossard & Bill Russell). Every photoshoot has a story. Mosher is contributing a substantial portion of his royalties to AIDS organizations.

Where the Truth LiesWhere the Truth Lies
(Random House - Hardcover Book)
Rupert Holmes' first novel, set in the world of show business. Released in June, 2003.


September 17

All His JazzAll His Jazz
(DeCapo Press - Paperback Reissue Edition)
Martin Gottfried biography of Bob Fosse.

By RequestBy Request
(Decca - new on CD)
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Renee Fleming album, includes classical selections and "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess and "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel.

GratefulGrateful: A Song of Thanksgiving
(Harper-Collins - Hardcover Book)
Book based on John Bucchino's song, "Grateful". Lyrics to be accompanied by illustrations by Anna-Liisa Hakkarainen and Tom Browning. Part of the Julie Andrews Collection. Includes a CD reading of lyrics, as well as a newly recorded version of the song sung by Art Garfunkel.

My Life with AlbertineMy Life With Albertine
(PS Classics - new on CD)
OBC recording of Ricky Ian Gordon score. Nicholas Belton, Brent Carver, Donna Lynne Champlin, Chad Kimball, Paul Anthony McGrane, Caroline McMahon,Brooke Sunny Moriber, Kelli O'Hara, Jim Poulos, Paul A. Schaefer, Emily Skinner, Laura Woyasz. Web sale date at PSClassics.com.

Sessions with Frank SinatraSessions with Sinatra: Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording
(Chicago Review Press - Paperback Book)
By Charles L. Granata, Phil Ramone, Nancy Sinatra (Afterword). Rare glimpse into the work that went into making the Sinatra sound. Author Granata had access to all the extant unedited tapes of Sinatra's hundreds of sessions in the studio.

The Working Actors ToolkitThe Working Actor's Toolkit
(Heinemann - Paperback Book)
By Jean Schiffman. "For beginning, mid-career, or longtime professional actors or devoted fans who are curious about "How do they do it?" Lively and provocative prose, but most of all practical ways for actors to hone their craft, solve unexpected acting problems, and make themselves marketable."

Zanna Don'tZanna, Don't!
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Off Broadway cast recording featuring Jai Rodriguez, Anika Larsen, Darius Nichols, Amanda Ryan Paige, Enrico Rodriguez, Robb Sapp, Shalley Thomas, Jared Zeus. Web sale date at PSClassics.com.


September 9

Are Your Trying to Seduce Me, Miss Turner?Are You Trying to Seduce Me, Miss Turner?
(McArthur & Co Pub Ltd - Hardcover Book)
By Richard Ouzounian.


Best of the West, Volume II : Plays from the Padua Hills Playwrights Festival, 1991-1995
(Padua Hills Playwrights/Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Three plays by Padua Hills found Murray Mednick: Joe & Betty, 16 Routines, Mrs. Feuerstein.

The Best Women's Stage Scenes of 2001
(Smith & Kraus - Paperback)
by Dl Lepidus (Editor), Smith & Kraus Inc.

Bye Bye BirdieBye Bye Birdie
(BMG - on CD)
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Remastered soundtrack from 1963 film with Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Paul Lynde. Bonus tracks included.


De Vega Plays Two
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
by Lope De Vega, Michael Jacobs (Translator), John Osborne (Translator).

Early American TheatreEarly American Theatre from the Revolution to Thomas Jefferson : Into the Hands of the People
(Cambridge University Press - Hardcover Book)
by Heather S. Nathans.


Experimenters, Rebels, and Disparate Voices : The Theatre of the 1920s Celebrates American Diversity
(Praeger Publishers - Hardcover Book)
by Arthur Gewirtz, James J. Kolb.

The GuysThe Guys
(Universal - new on DVD)
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Film adaptation of 9/11 play. Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia.

Imagining ShakespeareImagining Shakespeare
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Stephen Orgel. "In this beautifully illustrated book, one of the foremost Shakespeareans of our time explores the ways in which Shakespeare has been imagined from his time to ours."

Judith Thompson 20th Century Plays: 1980-2000
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
by Judith Thompson. Includes: Crackwalker, I Am Yours, Lion in the Street, Sled, Perfect Pie, White Biting Dog and Pink.

Bette DavisBette Davis
(University Press of Kentucky, 2nd edition - Paperbook Book)
by Roy Moseley. Second edition.

Monkey! A Tale from China
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Colin Teevan.

My Dinner With HerbsMy Dinner of Herbs
(Limelight Editions - Hardcover Book)
Autobiography by Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Paul GreenPaul Green, Playwright of the Real South
(University of Georgia Press - Hardcover Book)
Definitive biography of a prominent southern writer and activist, by John Herbert Roper.

Pictures I Had to TakePictures I Had to Take
(powerHouse Books - Hardcover Book)
By Joel Grey; introduction by Duane Michals. (Released in June 2003.)

Priestley: Collected Plays IPriestley: Collected Plays I
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
When We Are Married, Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon and Laburnum Grove.

Sleeping Beauty Special EditionSleeping Beauty (Disney's Special Edition)
(Buena Vista - on DVD)
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To include special features: "Once Upon A Dream: The Making Of Sleeping Beauty"; "Rescue Aurora", "Sleeping Beauty Ink And Paint" and "Princess Personality" games; 3-D virtual galleries; "Grand Canyon" short film; "The Capture Of The Prince" story reel; Design conversations; "The Music" and "The Restoration" featurettes; "The Peter Tchaikovsky Story"; "Four Artists Paint One Tree" featurette.

Stage Directors HandbookStage Director's Handbook 2003-2004 : Opportunities for Directors and Choreographers
(Theatre Communications Group - ">Paperback Book)
By Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. Revised and updated second edition. Chapters include training programs, grants and fellowships, service organizations, agents, theatres, working abroad and producing your own work.

Totally BubleTotally Bublé
(DRG - on CD)
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Independent Michael Buble album made before he signed to Reprise. The enhanced CD includes seven songs Bublé sang/performed in the 2001 film Totally Blonde, plus video of two performances from the film.

Working on the InsideWorking on the Inside: : The Spiritual Life Through the Eyes of Actors
(Rowman & Littlefield - Paperback Book)
Spirituality as it affects the lives and work of current actors. Liam Neeson, Vanessa Williams, Phylicia Rashad, Edward Herrmann, Kristin Chenoweth, Michael McElroy and others. (Released in July.)


Released the week of September 2 2003

Arthur MillerArthur Miller
(DeCapo Press - Hardcover Book)
By Martin Gottfried. Released August 14, 2003.

Musicality of Kander & EbbThe Musicality of Kander and Ebb
(JAY - new on CD)
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New and previous JAY cuts. Official release date. Includes "Love and Love Alone" from The Visit.

The Musicality of Rodters and HartThe Musicality of Rodgers and Hart
(JAY - new on CD)
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New and previous JAY cuts. Will include Kathryn Evan's "You Took Advantage of Me" (being interpolated into the Royal Festival Hall production of On Your Toes).

Skylark: The Life and Times of Johnny MercerSkylark: The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book)
By Philip Furia. Released in August.


StorybookStorybook
(Angel - new on CD)
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Linda Eder compilation album plus previously unreleased tracks. To include cuts from The Scarlet Pimpernel concept album and "And So Much More."

West Side WaltzWest Side Waltz
(UAV Corp - new on DVD)
1995 TV version of the Ernest Thompson play. Shirley Maclaine, Liza Minnelli, Kathy Bates, Jennifer Grey.


October 28

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit : A Son Remembers
(Atria Books - Hardcover Book)
By Sean Hepburn Ferrer.

Broadway Musicals of 1939Broadway Musicals of 1939
(Bayview - new on CD)
March 2003 Town Hall concert created by Scott Siegel. Amanda Mcbroom, Bryan Batt, Darius De Haas, Annie Golden, Marie Danvers, Rob Gallagher and Steve Ross. Available now at Footlight.com.

Broadway's Lost TreasuresBroadway's Lost Treasures
(Acorn Media - new on DVD/VHS)
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PBS special. Bonuses include Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney performing a song from Sugar Babies; Patti LuPone's "Buenos Aires"; the original company of A Chorus Line singing "I Hope I Get It"; and two numbers from Annie: Dorothy Loudon's "Easy Street" and the company on a reprise of the show's anthem, "Tomorrow."

Colored LightsColored Lights : Forty Years of Words and Music, Show Biz, Collaboration, and All That Jazz
(Faber & Faber - Hardcover Book)
[Review available] Dual autobiographies in dialogue - as told to Greg Lawrence - chronicling the four-decade-long collaboration of Kander & Ebb. 16 pages of black-and-white photographs, an introduction by Liza Minnelli and a foreword by director Harold Prince.

The Lyrics of LoesserThe Complete Lyrics of Frank Loesser
(Knopf - Hardcover Book)
By Robert Kimball.

Congressional TheatreCongressional Theatre : Dramatizing McCarthyism on Stage, Film, and Television
(Cambridge Univ. Press - Paperback Book)
Identifies and examines the significant body of plays, films, and teleplays that responded to the actions of the House Committee on Un-American Activities during the "show business hearings" it held between 1947 and 1960. Among the writers discussed are Arthur Miller, Bertolt Brecht, Lillian Hellman, Maxwell Anderson, Elia Kazan, Barrie Stavis, Herman Wouk, Eric Bentley, Saul Levitt, Budd Schulberg, Carl Foreman, Abraham Polonsky, and Walter Bernstein.

Harry for the HolidaysHarry for the Holidays
(Sony - new on CD)
Harry Connick, Jr. sings holiday songs.

Images of BeckettImages of Beckett
(Cambridge Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
Photographs of Samuel Beckett (some previously unpublished) by John Haynes and three new essays by Beckett's biographer and friend, James Knowlson.

LoreleiLorelei
(Universal Classics/Decca Broadway - new on CD)
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Combining tracks from the tour and Broadway cast albums.

Off-Off Broadway ExplosionOff-Off-Broadway Explosion: How Provocative Playwrights of the 1960's Ignited a New American Theater
(Watson-Guptill Pubns - Paperback Book)
By David A. Crespy, forward by Edward Albee. explores the backstage stories and captivating history of the unusual venues and legendary personalities of the 1960s off-off-Broadway movement. Released 9/2003.

Open CircleThe Open Circle : The Theater Environment of Peter Brook
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Jean Lecat and Andrew Todd.

Salaam BombaySalaam Bombay Dreams
(new on Region 2 DVD)
Behind the scenes look (with interviews) at making of Bombay Dreams the musical. Includes music videos and hours of footage. This Region 2 DVD is encoded for viewing in the UK, Europe, the Middle East & Japan. Available at DressCircle.co.uk.

Solid Gold CadillacSolid Gold Cadillac
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
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1956 film with Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark. Adapted from the hit Broadway comedy by George S. Kaufman and Howard Teichmann. Black and white, full frame.

Wig in a BoxWig In A Box - Songs From and Inspired by Hedwig and the Angry Inch
(Off Records - new on CD)
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Charity album for the Hetrick Martin Institute's Harvey Milk School. Songs from Hedwig and the Angry Inch and new songs performed by Stephen Trask & John Cameron Mitchell, Robyn Hitchcock, Cyndi Lauper & The Minus 5, Frank Black, Rufus Wainright, Sleater-Kinney & Fred Schneider, Ben Folds, Ben Kweller & Ben Lee, Imperial Teen, Bob Mould, Yoko Ono, They Might Be Giants, The Breeders, Jonathan Richman.


October 21

Columbia Albums of Irving Berlin, Vol 1 and 2Columbia Albums of Irving Berlin, Volumes 1 & 2
(Collectables - new on CD)
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Twofer.

Elaine Stritch At LibertyElaine Stritch at Liberty
(Image Entertainment - on DVD)
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Live performance.

From Where I StandFrom Where I Stand
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
2003 revue that played West Bank Cafe. Book, music and lyrics by Albert M. Tapper. Kim Cea, Morton Allen David, Brian Kuchta, Adam Mastrelli and Debra Pitkin. Available at Footlight.com

Gonna Do Great ThingsGonna Do Great Things: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Scribner - Hardcover Book)

Great JoyGreat Joy - A Gospel Christmas
(Sh-K-Boom - new on CD)
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Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices. Features 15 classic and brand new Holiday tunes, with solos by Billy Porter, Gavin Creel, Michael McElroy, Sara Ramirez, and more.

Holiday PopsHoliday Pops
(DRG - new on CD)
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Peter Nero with Ann Hampton Callaway.

Jolson Sings AgainJolson Sings Again
(Columbia TriStar - new on DVD)
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1949 sequel to The Jolson Story. Larry Parks, Barbara Hale, Bill Goodwin, Ludwig Donath, William Demarest. Full frame, color, mono, trailer, filmographies no special features listed.

The Jolson StoryThe Jolson Story
(Columbia TriStar - new on DVD)
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1946 film story of Al Jolson. Larry Parks, Evelyn Keyes, Ludwig Donath, William Demarest, Bill Goodwin. Full screen, color, mono trailer, filmographies, no special features listed

Little Shop of HorrorsLittle Shop of Horrors
(DRG - new on CD)
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Broadway cast recording. Hunter Foster, Kerry Butler, Douglas Sills, Rob Bartlett. Includes four demo bonus tracks.

Michael BallA Love Story
(EMI Liberty - new on CD)
Michael Ball solo recording. U.K. release. Includes "God Give Me Strength" (Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach), Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle," Kenny Chesney's "You Had Me From Hello," "She Makes My Day" by Robert Palmer, and "Me and My Shadow" (a duet with Antonio Banderes). Available at DressCircle.co.uk

MameMame
(Rhino Handmade - new on CD)
1974 Soundtrack recording. Bea Arthur, Lucille Ball, Jane Connell, Robert Preston. Individually numbered, limited release of 2,500 copies. Available at RhinoHandmade.com. No bonus material. Delayed shipping date.

The Marrying KindThe Marrying Kind
(Columbia TriStar - new on DVD)
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1952 film. Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, John Alexander, Madge Kennedy, Sheila Bond. Full screen, black-and-white, mono, trailer, filmographies, no special features listed.

On My Way to YouOn My Way to You
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
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Leslie Uggams album of songs with lyrics by the Bergmans. Store date.

Our Lady of 121st Street : Jesus Hopped the A Train and In Arabia, We'd All Be KingsOur Lady of 121st Street : Jesus Hopped the A Train and In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
3 plays by Stephen Adley Guirgis.

Rod Stewart - As Time Goes ByRod Stewart : The Great American Songbook Part II
(J Records - new on CD)
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More standards and showtunes. Includes duets with Cher ("Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered") and Queen Latifah ("As Time Goes By").

You'll Never Get RichYou'll Never Get Rich
(Columbia TriStar - new on DVD)
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1941 film with songs from Cole Porter. Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley. Full screen, black-and-white, mono, trailer, filmographies, no special features listed.

Who Knows?Who Knows?
(new on CD)
Tom Andersen solo CD. To be available at N.Y. Cabaret Convention, then a store release. Available at Footlight.com.


October 14

The Band PlaysThe Band Plays: The Boys in the Band and Its Sequel the Men from the Boys
(Alyson Publications - Paperback Book)
Two plays by Mart Crowley. September publication.

Bryn Terfel Sings FavourtiesBryn Terfel Sings Favourites
(Deutsche Grammophon - new on CD)
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Classical and traditional. "Lazybones" by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer.

Dance of Death
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by August Strindberg, Richard Greenberg.

Design for LivingDesign for Living: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne: A Biography
(Knopf - Hardcover Book)
by Margot Peters.

The Federal Theatre ProjectThe Federal Theatre Project
(Cambridge Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Barry B. Witham. Drawing upon archival resources, official correspondence and personal interviews, this book provides a detailed examination of the U.S. Federal Theatre Project in the decade of the 1930s.

Glimmer, Glimmer & Shine
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Warren Leight.

The LyricsThe Lyrics
(Routledge - Hardcover Book)
By Jerry Herman and Ken Bloom. Offers "all of the lyrics to Herman's well-loved songs" along with rare production photographs from all of his shows. It includes early lyrics from Herman's first Broadway revues and shows, songs cut from his best-loved shows, and new lyrics. Include is a bonus CD of Jerry and Michael Feinstein. Official release date.

Ultimate Rat PackLive & Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection
(Warner Music - new on CD/DVD)
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DVD: live charity concert with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Carson, taped in St. Louis in the mid-'60s and broadcast by TVLand a couple of years back. Full frame, color. CD contains rare performance of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. recorded during 6-night run (Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 1962) at the Villa Venice nightclub in Chicago, IL.

Me and My ShadowsMe and My Shadows
(Miramax - on DVD)
Re-release of Judy Garland TV biopic with Judy Davis and Tammy Blanchard. Bonuses: commentary by Lorna Luft, director Robert Ackerman, and costumer designer Donna Granada; behind-the-scenes featurette; deleted scene: "I Play the Palace."

Moulin Rouge DigipakMoulin Rouge (Double Digipack)
(Twentieth Century Fox - on 2 DVDs)
Disc 1: # Production commentary by director Baz Luhrmann, production designer Catherine Martin, and cinematographer Don McAlpine, writing commentary by writers Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, 8 behind-the-scenes branches, audio track for the visually impaired. Disc 2: "The Making of Moulin Rouge" HBO special, 5 "Star" featurettes: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, "The Story Is About...:" interview with writers Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, Craig Pearce reads early treatment, old storyline and script comparisons, "The Cutting Room:" interview with Baz Luhrmann and editor Jill Bilcock, unseen footage of abandoned edits (Come What May, Twice Across the Sky, Eidler's Rap, Outside It May Be Raining, Green Fairy Previsualisation); director's mock previsualisations, "The Dance: A Word with Baz," Tango (extended & multicam), Hindi (extended), Can Can (extended & multicam), Coup d'Etat (extended & multicam), "The Music: The Musical Journey," interview with Fatboy Slim, The Lady Marmalade Phenomenon, Come What May, "The Design:" Interview with production designer and co-costume designer Catherine Martin, set design, interview with co-costume designer Angus Strathe, costume design, graphic design, smoke and mirrors, "Marketing:" International sizzle reel, photo gallery, the little red book, poster gallery, trailers, music promo spot, extended scenes & 4 re-cut dance sequences. Widescreen anamorphic format

The Movie AlbumThe Movie Album Deluxe Edition
(Sony - new on CD/DVD)
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Barbra Streisand previously released audio CD plus bonus DVD with two "in the studio" music videos, and an audio interview with Streisand about the making of the album.

The Movie AlbumThe Movie Album
(Sony/Columbia - new on CD)
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Barbra Streisand.

ShakespeareShakespeare
(Basic Books - Hardcover Book)
By Michael Wood. A telling of the playwright's life based on a wide range of newly discovered sources, such as police and torture records. Wood reveals new and surprising evidence about: Shakespeare's Catholic faith, his work, and his attitudes on sex and on race. Includes over 100 four-color and black-and-white illustrations. Author Wood is a regular contributor to BBC History magazine, lectures widely in both the U.K. and U.S., and is a fellow of The Royal Historical Society.

The Singing DetectiveThe Singing Detective
(Image Entertainment - new on CD)
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Soundtrack from film which featured Robert Downey, Jr. Includes classic '50s rock selections plus exclusive recording of Robert Downey, Jr. performing "In My Dreams."

Sound of Music (Double Digipak)The Sound of Music (Double Digipack)
(Fox Home Entertainment - on 2 DVDs)
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Disc 1: the feature, commentary by Director Robert Wise, link to The Sound of Music web sites and events. Disc 2: original 1965 documentary "Salzburg Sight and Sound" (14 minutes), "making of" documentary "The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon" with cast interviews, rare music outtakes, photos and more (87 minutes), audio supplement by Ernest Lehman, audio interviews with Julie Andrews and Robert Wise, games and links to fan site, storyboards, sketches, production stills, theatrical trailers, radio and TV spots. Widescreen anamorphic format.

Tea at FiveTea at Five
(Penguin - Audiobook; Abridged Edition)
By Matthew Lombardo. Read by Kate Mulgrew, who performed in the stage version.

TV Guide Looks at ChristmasTV Guide Looks At Christmas
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
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Hosted by Lea Thompson, includes the best moments from animated classics: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "A Charlie Brown Christmas," and from variety shows like "Judy Garland's Christmas Special," "Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas," and "Perry Como's Christmas in Austria." Scenes from perennial film favorites like It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, and Miracle on 34th Street and from popular television shows.

The Ultimate Chick FlickThe Ultimate Chick Flick Collection
(Fox Home Entertainment - on 6 DVDs)
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Includes The Banger Sisters, Ever After, Moulin Rouge, Say Anything..., Someone Like You, Where the Heart Is.


October 7

Avenue QAvenue Q
(AAL/Victor - new on CD)
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New Broadway cast recording.

Barbara Cook Christmas AlbumCount Your Blessings
(DRG - new on CD)
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Barbara Cook Christmas album.

Cric? Crac!Cric? Crac!
(2die4 Productions - new on CD)
Studio cast recording of David Christian Azarow and Stone Widney musical. Features Michael McElroy, Sara Ramirez, Erol Josui, Adam Metzger, Katheryn Feeney, Paul Iacono, Jack Dabdoub, Daniel Neiden, Peter Waldren, Lindsey Sherman and Rachel Nichols with Joy Lynn Matthews, Wanda L. Houston, Carmen Ruby Floyd, John Lucas, Thos Shipley, Kenneth-Michael Glass, Esprit Basner, Johnny Beauchamp, Steven Cantalonio, Danasia Scott and Katie-Leigh Lindenman. Available at 2die4music.com

Face the Music - Anthony WarlowFace the Music
(Sony - new on CD)
Anthony Warlow solo CD of big band standards.

The Eternal RoadThe Eternal Road
(Naxos - new on CD)
73-minute CD of highlights from Kurt Weill work. Recorded in Germany.

Far From HeavenFar from Heaven, Safe, and Superstar: Safe; And, Superstar: Three Screenplays
(Grove Press - Paperback Book)
By Todd Haynes.

The Girl Who Fell DownThe Girl Who Fell Down: A Biography of Joan McCracken
(Northeastern University Press - Hardcover Book)
By Lisa Jo Sagolla. First biography of McCracken, who established the prototype dancer-comedienne, headlining in ballet, stage, film, and television productions before her life was tragically cut short by complications from diabetes.

He Ran All the Way: A Biography of John Garfield
(Limelight Editions - Hardcover Book)
By Robert Nott.

Laura NyroLaura Nyro Lyric: Lyrics and Reminiscences
(Cherry Lane Music - Paperback Book and CD-ROM)
By Laura Nyro. assembles for the first time ever in print the complete lyrics of more than 100 songs from this late folksinger and poet. The book contains several pages of Laura's handwritten lyrics, along with words to some of her songs that were never recorded. Also includes many of Nyro's drawings and paintings, plus extensive interviews with musicians and friends who worked with her. Bonus CD: an interview with Laura recorded shortly before her death in which she discusses her creative process, inspirations, and approach to songwriting in general; also tracks from Laura's original audition tape.

The Lion King PlatinumThe Lion King - Special Edition
(Buena Vista Home Entertainment - on 2 DVDs)
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Animated film with many extras, including two versions: original theatrical release and an extended edition including the new number "Morning Report," originally created for the Broadway show, "The Making of The Morning Report," three deleted scenes ("Bug Football," "Hakuna Matata" and "Warthog Rhapsody"), an all-new music video, a sing-along track, four set-top interactive games, featurettes "Disney Animals" hosted by Roy Disney, "Storymaking Magic," "Character design," "Computer Design," and "African Art Inspiration" (all feature additional behind-the-scenes footage and extensive stills), exclusive interviews with Julie Taymor, Elton John and Tim Rice, a "Virtual Safari" with your tour guides Timon and Pumbaa, an additional featurette on the Broadway musical, extensive still galleries with masks, costumes, people and puppets, additional music videos, and more.

The Lion Kind Collector's EditionDisney's Lion King (Special Platinum Edition Collector's Gift Set)
(Walt Disney Home Video - on 2 DVDs)
Gift set includes 5 exclusive character portrait drawings signed and sketched by the original animators and a new "The Lion King" Special Edition book all enclosed in a slipsleeve case, Disc 1: 2 Versions – Special Edition (featuring a new song) and Original theatrical release both digitally restored and remastered, deleted scenes, audio commentaries, sing along track, 2 new music videos; Disc 2: Go beyond and explore the complete worldwide phenomenon in five areas: Animal Journey, Story Journey, Stage Journey, Film Journey, and Music Journey, exciting games with all-new animation: Virtual Safari (Personality Profile Game), Grab A Grub (Sound Sensations Game). Widescreen anamorphic format.

The LyricsThe Lyrics
(Routledge - Hardcover Book)
By Jerry Herman and Ken Bloom. Offers "all of the lyrics to Herman's well-loved songs" along with rare production photographs from all of his shows. It includes early lyrics from Herman's first Broadway revues and shows, songs cut from his best-loved shows, and new lyrics. Include is a bonus CD of Jerry and Michael Feinstein.

Miss Bette DavisMiss Bette Davis
(DRG - new on CD)
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Reissue of 1976 U.K. album by Bette Davis with the legendary star "singing" movie songs and reciting dialogue from All About Eve, etc.

More Duologues
(Theatre Arts Books - Paperback Book)
By Jean Marlow and Eamonn Jones. Collection of short scenes for two players. From Elizabethan to contemporary plays in a range of styles. Includes parts for actors of different ages. Advice provided by Alan Ayckbourn, Don Taylor, April de Angelis, and other theater professionals.

My Life with AlbertineMy Life With Albertine
(PS Classics - new on CD)
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OBC recording of Ricky Ian Gordon score. Nicholas Belton, Brent Carver, Donna Lynne Champlin, Chad Kimball, Paul Anthony McGrane, Caroline McMahon,Brooke Sunny Moriber, Kelli O'Hara, Jim Poulos, Paul A. Schaefer, Emily Skinner, Laura Woyasz. Store date.

Only One LifeOnly One Life
(Concord/Feinery - new on CD)
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Michael Feinstein sings with Jimmy Webb. Enhanced CD with regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.

On My Way to YouOn My Way to You
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Leslie Uggams album of songs with lyrics by the Bergmans. Web sale date at FynsworthAlley.com

Riverdance SuperbitRiverdance:Live From Nyc (Superbit)
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
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Superbit release of 1997 Radio City Music Hall performance with Jean Butler, Maria Pages, and Colin Dunn.

Seventh HeavenSeventh Heaven
(Decca - new on CD)
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Reissue of 1955 OBC recording or Young/Unger score. With Robert Clary, Gloria De Haven, Ricardo Montalban, Chita Rivera.

Stephenson PlaysStephenson Plays 1
(Methuen Publishing, Ltd - Paperback Book)
Plays by Shelagh Stephenson: The Memory of Water, Five Kinds of Silence, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Ancient Lights.

Patti Page ChristmasSweet Sounds of Christmas
(DRG - new on CD)
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Patti Page Christmas album.

West Side StoryWest Side Story (Full Screen Edition)
(MGM - on DVD)
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1961 film. Full frame, no extras.

Wrestling with ElephantsWrestling With Elephants: The Authorized Biography of Don Black
(Sanctuary Pub Ltd - Hardcover Book)
By James Inverne. Biography the life and career of lyricist Don Black (Sunset Boulevard, Tell Me on a Sunday, Bombay Dreams, Aspects of Love, and many films).

Zanna Don'tZanna, Don't!
(PS Classics - new on CD)
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Off Broadway cast recording featuring Jai Rodriguez, Anika Larsen, Darius Nichols, Amanda Ryan Paige, Enrico Rodriguez, Robb Sapp, Shalley Thomas, Jared Zeus. Store date.


September 30

Anna in the TropicsAnna in the Tropics
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Pulitzer Prize winning play by Nilo Cruz. On Broadway fall of 2003.

Bette Midler Sings Rosemary ClooneyBette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook
(Sony/Columbia - new on CD)
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Bette Midler sings some of Rosemary Clooney's greatest hits from the '50s with new arrangements by Barry Manilow. Accompanied by Linda Ronstadt ("Sisters") and Barry Manilow ("On a Slow boat to China").

Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical FolliesEverything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical Follies
(Knopf - Hardcover Book)
[Review Available.] By Theodore S. Chapin. Story of the original 1971 production of the landmark musical, Follies, taken from notes Chapin made when he was a college kid serving as a production assistant for the show.

The Great American Playwrights on the ScreenThe Great American Playwrights on the Screen: A Critical Guide to Film, TV, Video, and DVD
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Jerry Roberts. Up-to-date record of movie and television productions of classic and contemporary works of 200 playwrights (including Arthur Miller, Marsha Norman, Eugene O'Neill, Aaron Sorkin, Neil Simon, Wendy Wasserstein, and Tennessee Williams). Author Roberts compares and contrasts the adapted versions and includes colorful reviews by prominent critics of TV and film (beginning with those of the silent era). Also provides is a video and DVD guide to the adapted works of the playwrights, showing which versions are available for home viewing and in which media. Released in May, 2003.

Jukebox EllaJukebox Ella: The Complete Verve Singles, Vol. One
(Verve - new on 2 CDs)
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Ella Fitzgerald. Includes tracks released only as singles.

Jeepers CreepersJeepers Creepers: Hit Songs from Horror Films
(new on CD)
Songs from horror/mystery movies. Joint project with Bruce Kimmel and Scarlett Street Magazine. Studio cast includes Alison Fraser, Judy Kaye, Theresa Finamore, Juliana A. Hansen, Lynette Perry, Remy Zaken, Brent Barrett, Christiane Noll, Rebecca Luker. Available at ScarletStreet.com where it will be sold for exclusively for six months.

The Lion King - Special EditionThe Lion King - Special Edition
(Disney - on CD)
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A Night for RomanceA Night for Romance
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
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George Bugatti album. Features an original song by U2's Bono.

The RavenThe Raven
(Grove Press - Hardcover Book)
By Lou Reed, Edgar Allan Poe, Julian Schnabel (Illustrator).

Randy Newman SongbookRandy Newman Songbook I
(Nonesuch - new on CD)
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Simeon's GiftSimeon's Gift
(Harper-Collins - Book/CD)
CD includes Julie Andrews reading the story, backed by music of Ian Fraser.

Up in Central Park/Arms and the GirlUp in Central Park/Arms and the Girl
(Universal/Decca - new on CD)
Twofer with studio cast recording of Fields/Romberg Up in Central Park (Wilbur Evans and Betty Bruce) and OBC of Morton Gould, Dorothy Fields musical, Arms and the Girl (Nanette Fabray, Georges Guétary, Pearl Bailey). Both first time on CD. Web exclusive available only through December 31 at iclassics.com

Warner LegendsWarner Legends Collection
(Warner Home Video - on 7 DVDs)
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Includes 2-disc editions of each: The Adventures of Robin Hood / Yankee Doodle Dandy / The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, plus documentary Here's Looking at You. Bonuses similar to individual issues.

Yankee Doodle DandyYankee Doodle Dandy (Two-Disc Special Edition)
(Warner Home Video - on 2 DVDs)
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James Cagney 1942 film biography of George M. Cohan. Bonuses: commentary by author and film historian Rudy Behlmer; all-new transfer from restored picture and audio elements; Warner Night at the Movies, 1942 introduced by Leonard Maltin including trailers, newsreel, musical short subject and cartoon "Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid;" James Cagney trailer gallery; "James Cagney: Top of the World" documentary (1992); "Let Freedom Sing! The Story of Yankee Doodle Dandy" documentary (2003); John Travolta Remembers Jimmy Cagney; "You, John Jones" short (1943); Audio vault: outtakes and rehearsals, 10/19/42 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater Radio Show; Waving the Flag galleries: George M. Cohan sheet music, dressed set stills, scene concept stills, publicity and posters; Looney Tunes: "Yankee Doodle Daffy," "Yankee Doodle Bugs."


September 23

The Abbey TheatreThe Abbey Theatre: Ireland's National Theatre, The First 100 Years
(Thames & Hudson - Paperback Book)
By Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Ella Sings Sweet SongsElla Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers
(Verve - new on CD)
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Digipack. Remastered.


GreaseGrease: the 25th Anniversary Edition
(Universal/Polydor - new on 2 CDs)
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Remastered 1978 film soundtrack and bonuses on a second CD including "sing-along" tracks with some previously unissued orchestral ones from the film. John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn, Eve Arden.

Judy Garland: A Portrait in Art & AnecdoteJudy Garland: A Portrait in Art & Anecdote
(Bulfinch Press - Hardcover Book)
By John Fricke, foward by Lorna Luft. Hundreds of rare and previously unpublished photographs, studio memorabilia, and personal mementos from the family archives, along with scores of anecdotes drawn from interviews with her professional colleagues, friends, family, and Judy herself.

Lovely to Look At/Texas CarnivalLovely To Look At/Texas Carnival
(Rhino Handmade - on CD)
Soundtrack recordings for 1952 film based on Fields/Kern/Harbach musical Roberta with Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel; and 1951 film with Esther Williams and Howard Keel. Individually numbered, limited release of 2,500 copies. Available at RhinoHandmade.com

Major DundeeMajor Dundee
(DRG - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
1960s Soundtrack.

MameMame
(Rhino Handmade - new on CD)
1974 Soundtrack recording. Bea Arthur, Lucille Ball, Jane Connell, Robert Preston. Individually numbered, limited release of 2,500 copies. Available at RhinoHandmade.com. No bonus material.

Mrs. Santa ClausMrs. Santa Claus
(Artison - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1996 TV film with Jerry Herman score. Angela Lansbury, Charles Durning, Michael Jeter, Terrence Mann.


Riverdance - Live In Geneva
(Koch - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe

Royal Wedding/Second ChorusRoyal Wedding/Second Chorus
(Inspired Corporation - on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Fred Astaire films.

ScroogeScrooge
(Paramount - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1970 film with Leslie Bricusse score. Starring Albert Finney and Alec Guiness. New anamorphic widescreen transfer and English Dolby Digital 5.1 remix (the film's original stereo mix is also included). No extras.

Sondheim CollectionStephen Sondheim Collection
(Image Entertainment - on 6 DVDs)
Link to CD Universe
Collection includes Sunday in the Park with George (with audio commentary by Sondheim, James Lapine, Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters), Into the Woods, Passion (with commentary by Sondheim, Lapine, Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie and Ira Weitzman), Sweeney Todd in Concert (Patti LuPone and George Hearn, includes "making-of" featurette), Follies in Concert (Mandy Patinkin, George Hearn, Barbara Cook, Lee Remick, Carol Burnett, Liliane Montevecchi, Elaine Stritch and Liz Callaway), A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli, Madeleine Kahn, Victor Garber, Glenn Close, Betty Buckley and more).

The Sweater BookThe Sweater Book: Hundreds of People...One Common Thread
(Thomas Dunne Books - Hardcover Book)
By photographer Stephen Mosher. Over 500 black and white photographs of film, TV, theater, dance music and literature celebrities. Each subject wore a cozy old cardigan sweater in whatever way they chose. Includes Carol Burnett, Glenn Close, Laura Linney, Nathan Lane, Dame Maggie Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick (and Bruce Bossard & Bill Russell). Every photoshoot has a story. Mosher is contributing a substantial portion of his royalties to AIDS organizations.

Where the Truth LiesWhere the Truth Lies
(Random House - Hardcover Book)
Rupert Holmes' first novel, set in the world of show business. Released in June, 2003.


September 17

All His JazzAll His Jazz
(DeCapo Press - Paperback Reissue Edition)
Martin Gottfried biography of Bob Fosse.

By RequestBy Request
(Decca - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Renee Fleming album, includes classical selections and "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess and "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel.

GratefulGrateful: A Song of Thanksgiving
(Harper-Collins - Hardcover Book)
Book based on John Bucchino's song, "Grateful". Lyrics to be accompanied by illustrations by Anna-Liisa Hakkarainen and Tom Browning. Part of the Julie Andrews Collection. Will include CD reading of lyrics, as well as a newly recorded version of the song sung by Art Garfunkel.

My Life with AlbertineMy Life With Albertine
(PS Classics - new on CD)
OBC recording of Ricky Ian Gordon score. Nicholas Belton, Brent Carver, Donna Lynne Champlin, Chad Kimball, Paul Anthony McGrane, Caroline McMahon,Brooke Sunny Moriber, Kelli O'Hara, Jim Poulos, Paul A. Schaefer, Emily Skinner, Laura Woyasz. Web sale date at PSClassics.com.

Sessions with Frank SinatraSessions with Sinatra: Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording
(Chicago Review Press - Paperback Book)
By Charles L. Granata, Phil Ramone, Nancy Sinatra (Afterword). Rare glimpse into the work that went into making the Sinatra sound. Author Granata had access to all the extant unedited tapes of Sinatra's hundreds of sessions in the studio.

The Working Actors ToolkitThe Working Actor's Toolkit
(Heinemann - Paperback Book)
By Jean Schiffman. "For beginning, mid-career, or longtime professional actors or devoted fans who are curious about "How do they do it?" Lively and provocative prose, but most of all practical ways for actors to hone their craft, solve unexpected acting problems, and make themselves marketable."

Zanna Don'tZanna, Don't!
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Off Broadway cast recording featuring Jai Rodriguez, Anika Larsen, Darius Nichols, Amanda Ryan Paige, Enrico Rodriguez, Robb Sapp, Shalley Thomas, Jared Zeus. Web sale date at PSClassics.com.


September 9

Are Your Trying to Seduce Me, Miss Turner?Are You Trying to Seduce Me, Miss Turner?
(McArthur & Co Pub Ltd - Hardcover Book)
By Richard Ouzounian.


Best of the West, Volume II : Plays from the Padua Hills Playwrights Festival, 1991-1995
(Padua Hills Playwrights/Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Three plays by Padua Hills found Murray Mednick: Joe & Betty, 16 Routines, Mrs. Feuerstein.

The Best Women's Stage Scenes of 2001
(Smith & Kraus - Paperback)
by Dl Lepidus (Editor), Smith & Kraus Inc.

Bye Bye BirdieBye Bye Birdie
(BMG - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Remastered soundtrack from 1963 film with Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Paul Lynde. Bonus tracks included.


De Vega Plays Two
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
by Lope De Vega, Michael Jacobs (Translator), John Osborne (Translator).

Early American TheatreEarly American Theatre from the Revolution to Thomas Jefferson : Into the Hands of the People
(Cambridge University Press - Hardcover Book)
by Heather S. Nathans.


Experimenters, Rebels, and Disparate Voices : The Theatre of the 1920s Celebrates American Diversity
(Praeger Publishers - Hardcover Book)
by Arthur Gewirtz, James J. Kolb.

The GuysThe Guys
(Universal - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Film adaptation of 9/11 play. Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia.

Imagining ShakespeareImagining Shakespeare
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Stephen Orgel. "In this beautifully illustrated book, one of the foremost Shakespeareans of our time explores the ways in which Shakespeare has been imagined from his time to ours."

Judith Thompson 20th Century Plays: 1980-2000
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
by Judith Thompson. Includes: Crackwalker, I Am Yours, Lion in the Street, Sled, Perfect Pie, White Biting Dog and Pink.

Bette DavisBette Davis
(University Press of Kentucky, 2nd edition - Paperbook Book)
by Roy Moseley. Second edition.

Monkey! A Tale from China
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Colin Teevan.

My Dinner With HerbsMy Dinner of Herbs
(Limelight Editions - Hardcover Book)
Autobiography by Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Paul GreenPaul Green, Playwright of the Real South
(University of Georgia Press - Hardcover Book)
Definitive biography of a prominent southern writer and activist, by John Herbert Roper.

Pictures I Had to TakePictures I Had to Take
(powerHouse Books - Hardcover Book)
By Joel Grey; introduction by Duane Michals. (Released in June 2003.)

Priestley: Collected Plays IPriestley: Collected Plays I
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
When We Are Married, Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon and Laburnum Grove.

Sleeping Beauty Special EditionSleeping Beauty (Disney's Special Edition)
(Buena Vista - on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
To include special features: "Once Upon A Dream: The Making Of Sleeping Beauty"; "Rescue Aurora", "Sleeping Beauty Ink And Paint" and "Princess Personality" games; 3-D virtual galleries; "Grand Canyon" short film; "The Capture Of The Prince" story reel; Design conversations; "The Music" and "The Restoration" featurettes; "The Peter Tchaikovsky Story"; "Four Artists Paint One Tree" featurette.

Stage Directors HandbookStage Director's Handbook 2003-2004 : Opportunities for Directors and Choreographers
(Theatre Communications Group - ">Paperback Book)
By Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. Revised and updated second edition. Chapters include training programs, grants and fellowships, service organizations, agents, theatres, working abroad and producing your own work.

Totally BubleTotally Bublé
(DRG - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Independent Michael Buble album made before he signed to Reprise. The enhanced CD includes seven songs Bublé sang/performed in the 2001 film Totally Blonde, plus video of two performances from the film.

Working on the InsideWorking on the Inside: : The Spiritual Life Through the Eyes of Actors
(Rowman & Littlefield - Paperback Book)
Spirituality as it affects the lives and work of current actors. Liam Neeson, Vanessa Williams, Phylicia Rashad, Edward Herrmann, Kristin Chenoweth, Michael McElroy and others. (Released in July.)


Released the week of September 2 2003

Arthur MillerArthur Miller
(DeCapo Press - Hardcover Book)
By Martin Gottfried. Released August 14, 2003.

Musicality of Kander & EbbThe Musicality of Kander and Ebb
(JAY - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
New and previous JAY cuts. Official release date. Includes "Love and Love Alone" from The Visit.

The Musicality of Rodters and HartThe Musicality of Rodgers and Hart
(JAY - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
New and previous JAY cuts. Will include Kathryn Evan's "You Took Advantage of Me" (being interpolated into the Royal Festival Hall production of On Your Toes).

Skylark: The Life and Times of Johnny MercerSkylark: The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book)
By Philip Furia. Released in August.


StorybookStorybook
(Angel - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Linda Eder compilation album plus previously unreleased tracks. To include cuts from The Scarlet Pimpernel concept album and "And So Much More."

West Side WaltzWest Side Waltz
(UAV Corp - new on DVD)
1995 TV version of the Ernest Thompson play. Shirley Maclaine, Liza Minnelli, Kathy Bates, Jennifer Grey.


Released the week of August 26 2003

Das BarbecuDas Barbecu
(Fynsworth Alley - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Reissue of Off-Broadway cast recording.. No extra tracks.

Lisa KirkI Feel a Song Comin' On
Available at CD Universe
(Sepia - on CD)
Compilation of single recordings by Lisa Kirk, now out of copyright in the U.K. Amazon.com release date.

Pal Joey/With a Song in My HeartPal Joey/With a Song in My Heart
(DRG - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Twofer of 1952 Beavers/Froman revival cast of Pal Joey with Froman filling in for Vivienne Segal and Dick Beavers replacing co-star Harold Lang (includes Elaine Stritch's "Zip" and Helen Gallagher) and 1952 studio-recorded album of selections from Froman's biopic With a Song in My Heart. Digitally remastered.

Sweet CharitySweet Charity
(Universal/Decca - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Film soundtrack. First time on CD. Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis, Jr., Chita Rivera, John McMartin. No extras.


Released the week of August 19 2003

All That JazzAll That Jazz
(Fox - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1979 film about Bob Fosse, with Roy Scheider, Ann Reinking, Ben Vereen, Cliff Gorman, Erzsebet Foldi, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Michael Tolan. Widescreen, scene specific audio commentary by Roy Scheider, interviews, clips and trailer.

Cabaret DVDCabaret
(Warner - on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Re-release. New cover art.

Chicago DVDChicago
(Miramax - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
2002 Oscar winning film. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly.

Cover GirlCover Girl
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Digitally remastered 1994 film with Ira Gershwin/Jerome Kern score. With Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly. Trailers included.

Eleanora DuseEleonora Duse
(Knopf - Hardcover Book)
New biography by Helen Sheehy.


GypsyGypsy
(Angel - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
2003 Broadway revival cast with Bernadette Peters.

Hank Williams' Lost HighwayHank Williams: Lost Highway
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Off Broadway cast recording featuring Jason Petty.

Hello, DollyHello, Dolly!
(Fox - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1969 film version of Jerry Herman musical. Barbara Streisand, Walter Matthau.


Lost in BostonLost In Boston: Songs You Never Heard From
(Varese - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Reissue of the first "Lost in Boston" CD. New booklet.

Merry WidowThe Merry Widow
(Naxos - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
PBS production of Lehar classic operetta with Yvonne Kenny in title role and a new libretto by Wendy Wasserstein. Bonuses: Illustrated synopsis, cast gallery, "Impressions" - Lotfi Mansouri, Yvonne Kenny, Bo Skovhus, Angelika Kirchschlager and Gregory Turay discuss The Merry Widow.

One More Time: A MemoirOne More Time: A Memoir
(Random House - Paperback Book)
By Carol Burnett. Reissue of 1986 autobiography, now with an additional afterword about Burnett and daughter Carrie Hamilton's play Hollywood Arms.

The RoseThe Rose
(Fox - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1979 Bette Midler musical film.


Released the week of August 12 2003

Ball of FireBall of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball
(Knopf - Hardcover Book)
By Stefan Kanfer. Biography of Lucille Ball.

Broadway Musicals of 1925Broadway Musicals of 1925
(Bayview - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Off-Broadway cast of Scott Siegel show. Howard McGillin, Nancy Anderson, Justin Bohon, Walker Jones, Stephanie J. Block, the Ross Patterson Little Big Band. Recorded live at NYC Town Hall 2/17/03. Includes 3 "first time on CD" songs. Release date for larger online retailers.

BrownstoneBrownstone
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Recording of Peter Larson, Josh Rubins and Andrew Cadiff musical which played The Roundabout in 1986. Liz Callaway, Debbie Gravitte, Brian D'Arcy James, Rebecca Luker, Kevin Reed. Store date.

Carmen JonesCarmen Jones
(DRG - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Reissue of 1962 studio cast album with opera's Grace Bumbry.

The Coast of Utopia (Boxed Edition)
(Grove Press - Paperback)
Tom Stoppard trilogy.

The Confidence ManThe Confidence Man
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
Studio cast album of Jim Steinman and Ray Errol Fox musical. Cast includes Norbert Leo Butz, Julia Murney, LaChanze, Mark Nadler, Andrea Marcovicci, K T Sullivan and Andre DeShields. Available now at Footlight.com.

Out of Our Father's House
(Kultur Video/Broadway Theatre Archive - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
With Carol Kane, Dianne Wiest, Jan Miner.

Radio! The MusicalRadio! The Musical
(Harbor House Studios - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Original Texas cast album of Stephen Taylor, Marshall Such musical set in a radio station in 1991 Indianapolis. Store date.

RaritiesRarities
(Bygone/Original Cast Records - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Rodgers & Hart songs. Performers include Kevin Early, Anne Edler, Ben Johns, Lisa Rogers, and Danielle Vernengo.

The Rules of the Game
(Kultur Video/Broadway Theatre Archive - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Play by Luigi Pirandello, translation by William Murray. 1975 PBS presentation with Glenn Close, David Dukes, John McMartin, Joan Van Ark.

Scarecrow
(Kultur Video/Broadway Theatre Archive - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
With Gene Wilder, Blythe Danner.

Satins and SpursSatins and Spurs
(DRG - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Reissue of out of print 1954 television Evans/Livingston soundtrack recording with Betty Hutton and Earl Wrightson. Extras: 21 of Hutton's '40s singles, previously included on "Spotlight On Betty Hutton." 28 tracks.

Sea Marks
(Kultur Video/Broadway Theatre Archive - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Gardner McKay play. 1976 Great Performances presentation with George Hearn.

A Stoop on Orchard StreetA Stoop On Orchard Street
(on CD-R)
2003 Original Cast Recording starring Joseph Spiotta, Eleni Delopoulos and Edward Anthony. Orchestra conducted by Tom Berger. Music & Lyrics by Jay Kholos. Available at Footlight.com.

Theatre: Collaborative ActsTheatre: Collaborative Acts
(Allyn & Bacon - Paperback Book)
by Ronald Wainscott, Kathy Fletcher.

Via DolorosaVia Dolorosa
(Image - new on DVD/VHS)
Link to CD Universe
David Hare solo production.


When Hell Freezes Over I'll Skate
(Kultur Video/Broadway Theatre Archive - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Vinnette Carroll musical. 1979 Great Performances presentation starring Cleavant Derricks, Lynne Thigpen, Lynne Clifton-Allen, Clinton Derricks-Carroll.

The Wizard of OzThe Wizard of Oz
(Hungry Tiger/Original Cast Records - on 2 CDs)
Link to CD Universe
Vintage recordings from cylinders, 78s, piano rolls, and music boxes circa 1902-1918. Performers include Henry Burr, Collins & Harlan, Marguerite Dunlap, Edward M. Favor, Ada Jones, Harry Macdonough. 60 tracks on 2 CDs including bonus tracks from "The Woggle-Bug" and "The Tik-Tok Man of Oz." New store date.


Released the week of August 5 2003

A Quiet ThingA Quiet Thing
(Virgin Classics - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Countertenor David Daniels' collection of 19th and 20th century songs, including two from Leonard Bernstein, Harold Arlen's "My Shining Hour" and Kander & Ebb's "A Quiet Thing," from Flora, the Red Menace. Accompanied by Craig Ogden on guitar.

Baby's Broadway LullabiesBaby's Broadway Lullabies
(Brooklyn Boy Music/Original Cast Records - on CD)
Store date for Ilene Graff CD of lullabies from Broadway musicals. Each song is sung and followed by an instrumental version.

Being an ActorBeing an Actor
(Picador - Paperback Book)
by Simon Callow.

Collateral DamageCollateral Damage
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
By Tariq Ali, Andy de La Brenton, Howard Brenton.


Don't Look NowDon't Look Now
(JAY Records - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Reissue of Pino Donaggio soundtrack from 1973 film from Daphne Du Maurier story, starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland.

Encyclopedia of Stage LightingEncyclopedia of Stage Lighting
(McFarland and Company - Hardcover Book)
by Jody Briggs.

The Fire This Time: African-American Plays for the 21st Century
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
by Harry Justin Elam, Harry, Jr. Elam, Robert Alexander (Editors).

Hank Williams' Lost HighwayHank Williams: Lost Highway
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Off Broadway cast recording featuring Jason Petty. Available at FynsworthAlley.com. Store date August 19.

I Am What I AmI Am What I Am
(Atlantic - CD Single)
Link to CD Universe
Linda Eder single release. Seven track CD includes seven versions of "I Am What I Am."

The Musicality of Rodgers and HartThe Musicality of Rodgers and Hart
(JAY - new on CD)
New and previous JAY cuts. Will include Kathryn Evan's "You Took Advantage of Me" (being interpolated into the Royal Festival Hall production of On Your Toes). Available at Footlight.com; 9/2 at Amazon and CD Universe.

Slow DownSlow Down
(Original Cast Records - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Gilles Chaisson debut solo album. New distribution date.

Talk
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Theatre piece by Carl Hancock Rux.


Released the week of July 29 2003

Castle
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Adapted by David Fishelson.

CyranoCyrano
(rfox - new on CD)
New adaptation (unproduced) by Rick Fox and Michael Fox. Brent Carver, Patricai O'Callaghan and David Rogers. Available at Footlight.com

Jolson & CompanyJolson & Company
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of Stephen Mo Hanan musical. Stephen Mo Hanan and Nancy Anderson. Available at Footlight.com

Menopause the MusicalMenopause the Musical
(TOC - new on CD)
Off Broadway cast recording. Available at Footlight.com


Rocket Man
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Steven Dietz.

Def Poetry JamRussell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway ... and More
(Pocket Books - Hardcover Book)
By Danny Simmons (Editor), Stan Lathan, Russell Simmons.


Sharp Cut: Harold Pinter's Screenplays and the Artistic Process
(University Press of Kentucky - Hardcover Book)
by Stephen H. Gale.

Take Me OutTake Me Out
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
by Richard Greenberg.

This is the ArmyThis is the Army/Call Me Mister/Winged Victory
(Universal/Decca - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Threefer with OBCs of Irving Berlin's This is the Army, Harold Rome's Call Me Mister (Betty Garrett), and (A play with original music by David Rose - Decca 1944 release). First U.S. CD release.


Released the week of July 22 2003

American Film Theatre Collection 2American Film Theatre Box Set - Collection Two
(Kino - new on 5 DVDs)
Link to CD Universe
American Film Theatre series. Includes The Homecoming, In Celebration, Three Sisters, A Delicate Balance, The Man in the Glass Booth.

Ed Sullivan: Best of BroadwayEd Sullivan: Best of Broadway
Link to CD Universe
(Good Times - new on DVD)
Original cast performances from Ed Sullivan show. Julie Andrews, Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman, Florence Henderson, Richard Kiley, Carol Channing, Carol Lawrence, Larry Kert and more. Narration by John Raitt. Black and white.

CampCamp
(Universal Classics/Decca Broadway - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Enhanced soundtrack.

A Delicate BalanceA Delicate Balance
(Kino - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1973 adaptation of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play for American Film Theatre. Betsy Blair, Joseph Cotten, Katharine Hepburn, Lee Remick. Directed by Tony Richardson.

Finding HomeFinding Home - The Songs of Ricky Ian Gordon
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Songbook)
Piano/Vocal, as well as program notes on each song. 21 songs.

The HomecomingThe Homecoming
(Kino - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1973 adaptation of Pinter play for American Film Theatre. Cyril Cusack, Ian Holm, Michael Jayston, Terrence Rigby..

In CelebrationIn Celebration
(Kino - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1974 adaptation of David Storey play for American Film Theatre. Alan Bates, James Bolam, Brian Cox, Constance Chapman, Gabrielle Daye, Bill Owen. Directed by Lindsay Anderson.

The Man in the Glass BoothThe Man in the Glass Booth
(Kino - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1975 adaptation of Robert Shaw play for American Film Theatre. Maximillian Schell, Lois Nettleton, Luther Adler.

Nicholas NicklebyNicholas Nickleby
(MGM - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
2002 film with Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Nathan Lane, Dame Edna, Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent, Juliet Stevenson. Bonuses: director's commentary, "Creating a Classic: The Making of Nicholas Nickleby", "The Cast on the Cast," "View on the Set" multi-angle feature, photograph gallery, full-screen and widescreen anamorphic formats.

Night HeronThe Night Heron
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book)
Play by Jez Butterworth.


ParisParis
(on 2 CDs)
Reissue of Australian rock musical by Jon English. Cast includes Jon English, Philip Quast, Barry Humphries, Harry Nilsson and Demis Roussos. Also included are seven tracks not on the original release. To be distributed in U.S. by Original Cast Records.

Sail AwaySail Away
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Original London cast cast recording (1962) of Noel Coward show with Elaine Stritch. With two "never before heard" tracks by Noel Coward.

Take Me OutTake Me Out
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
by Richard Greenberg.

Three SistersThree Sisters
(Kino - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1970 adaptation of Chekhov play for American Film Theatre. Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Pumell. Directed by Laurence Olivier.


Released the week of July 15 2003

365 Nights in Hollywood365 Nights in Hollywood
(Image - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1934 musical film with Alice Faye, Addison Richards, Frank Melton, Frank Mitchell, Grant Mitchell, James Dunn, John Bradford, John Qualen, Ray Cooke, Tyler Brooke Direction: George Marshall. Black & white.

Audience and the PlaywrightThe Audience and The Playwright : How to Get the Most Out of Live Theatre
(Applause - Paperback Book)
by Mayo Simon. "Analyzes the tactics used by all playwrights, from Sophocles to David Mamet, to give the audience extraordinary powers and a unique role that it will play perfectly and without rehearsal.Structured as an evening in the theatre, the book is analytical but straightforward, serious but entertaining."

Billy Wilder CollectionThe Billy Wilder Collection
(MGM/UA - new on 9 DVDs)
Link to CD Universe
Includes Avanti!; One, Two, Three; The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes; Kiss Me, Stupid; Some Like It Hot; Irma La Douce; Witness for the Prosecution; The Fortune Cookie; The Apartment.

Kate RememberedKate Remembered
(Putnam - Hardcover Book)
Authorized biography of Katharine Hepburn by A. Scott Berg. Released 7/11.


The Island Princess
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book)
Play by John Fletcher. Also try Alibris.comicon for this item.

The New American Musical: An Anthology from the End of the 20th Century
(Theatre Communications Group - paperback book)
Wiley Hausam (editor). Anthology of Rent, Floyd Collins, The Wild Party (Lachiusa Version) and Parade.

Nina Variations
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Steven Dietz.

Nuncrackers
(Kultur Video - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Rue McClanahan, John Ritter.

Other HoursOther Hours: Connick on Piano 1
(Rounder - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Harry Connick, Jr., on piano. Songs written for (some cut) Thou Shalt Not.

Sail AwaySail Away
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Original London cast cast recording (1962) of Noel Coward show with Elaine Stritch. With two "never before heard" tracks by Noel Coward. Ships today from FynsworthAlley.com. Store date July 22.

Salome/Lost in SodomSalome/Lot in Sodom
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1921 silent film adaptation of Wilde play and 1933 silent version of Sodom and Gomorrah story. Alla Nazimova, Friedrich Haak, Hildegarde Watson, Mitchell Lewis, Rose Dione. Digitally remastered with original scores.

TrelawnyTrelawny
(Must Close Saturday - new on CD)
1972 London cast recording of Julian Slade musical. First time on CD. With Teddy Green, John Gower, Veronica Clifford, Max Adrian, David Morton, Elizabeth Power, John Watts, Ian Richardson, Roy Skelton, Joyce Carey, Jean Hampson, John Quayle - and introduced to great new stars to the british stage in Gemma Craven and Elizabeth Power. Available at Footlight.com.


Released the week of July 8 2003

AmourAmour
(Sh-K-Boom - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
OBC cast recording. Bonus track by Michel Legrande.

Best Plays of 2001-2002The Best Plays of 2001-2002
(Limelight Editions - Hardcover Book)
Includes review of the Broadway, Off Broadway, and Off Off Broadway seasons, cast information, season of Hirschfeld drawings, photographs plus essays feautring Big Love, Beath, Boom, The Dazzle, Frannie's Way, The Glory of Living, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, Homebody/Kabul, Metamorphoses, [sic], Topdog/Underdog, and Elaine Stritch's At Liberty.

Let the Sun Shine In: The Genius of HairLet the Sun Shine in: The Genius of Hair
(Heinemann - New Paperback Book)
By Scott Miller

The Gin GameThe Gin Game
(Image - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
2003 PBS version of D.L. Coburn play with Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke.


Golem
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by H. Leivick.


Invitation to the Party: Building Bridges to the Arts, Culture and Community
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
by Donna Walker-Kuhne.

Kate RememberedKate Remembered
(Putnam - Hardcover Book)
Authorized biography of Katharine Hepburn by A. Scott Berg. Released 7/11.

Kenneth Tynan: Writing for Posterity
(Yale Univ. Press - Paperback Book)
Biography of writer, critic, and agent provocateur, by Dominic Shellard.

Reduced Shakespeare CompanyThe Reduced Shakespeare Company - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
(Acorn - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Bonuses: Two commentaries, early performance footage, bios, trivia.

That Furious Lesbian: The Story of Mercedes De Acosta (Theater in the Americas)
(Southern Ill. Univ. Press - Hardcover Book)
Biography by theater historian Robert A. Schanke.


Released the week of July 1 2003

70, Girls, 7070, Girls, 70
(JAY Records - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Original London Cast of Kander and Ebb musical. Remixed and remastered.

Streisand box setBarbra Streisand Collection - Boxed Set
(Warner Bros - on 4 DVDs)
Link to CD Universe
What's Up, Doc?, Up The Sandbox, The Main Event, and Nuts.

Brighton Beach MemoirsBrighton Beach Memoirs
(Universal Home Video - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1986 film version of Neil Simon play. Blythe Danner, Joanthan Silverman.

Crumbs from the Table of Joy and Other Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Works from Lynn Nottage: Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Mud, River, Stone, Poof, Por’Knockers, and Las Meninas.

Force of Nature
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Steven Dietz.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by John Cameron Mitchell.

IronIron
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book)
By Rona Munro.

Laverne & Shirley SingLaverne & Shirely Sing
(Collector's Choice - new on CD)
Reissue of Penny Marshall/Cindy Williams 1976 Atlantic album. Available at Collector's Choice website.

The Main EventThe Main Event
(Warner Bros - on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1979 Streisand film with Ryan O'Neal, Paul Sand. Includes commentary by Barbra Streisand.

Monologues for Men by Men Vol 2Monologues for Men by Men Vol. Two
(Heinemann - Paperback Book)
by Gary Garrison, Michael Wright (Editors). A collection of monologues about what men are thinking in the new millennium and how they're putting those thoughts and feelings into theatrical expression

Never on a SundayNever on a Sunday
(MGM/UA - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1960 film with Melina Mercouri.

NutsNuts
(Warner Bros - on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1987 Streisand film with Richard Dreyfuss, Karl Malden, Leslie Nielsen, Maureen Stapleton, Eli Wallach, James Whitmore. Includes commentary by Barbra Streisand.

Up the SandboxUp the Sandbox
(Warner Bros - on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1972 Streisand comedy. Includes commentary by Irvin Kershner and Barbra Streisand.

What's Up DocWhat's Up, Doc?
(Warner Bros - on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1972 Streisand comedy with Ryan O'Neal. Includes commentary by Peter Bogdanovich and Barbra Sreisand.


Released the week of April 29 2003

I Had a BallI Had a Ball
(Universal/Decca - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
OBC of Stan Freeman, Jack Lawrence musical. First time on CD. Buddy Hackett, Richard Kiley, Karen Morrow. Bonuses: Karen Morrow's single of "I Had a Ball/Almost" and some Lester Lanin Orchestra tracks.


Released the week of June 24 2003

Baby DollBaby Doll
(DRG - new on CD)
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Columbia soundtrack score.

Billy StritchJazz Live
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Re-release of Billy Stritch album. Street date.

Boris GodunovBoris Godunov
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
By Aleksander Pushkin. Translation by Stephen Mulrine. Incorporating Mozart & Salieri and A Stone Guest.

The BuccaneerThe Buccaneer
(DRG - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Columbia soundtrack score.

Albums of Victor HerbertThe Columbia Albums of Victor Herbert
(Collectables - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Reissue. Percy Faith.

Dangerous CornerDangerous Corner
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
By J.B. Priestley.

ElegiesElegies: A Song Cycle
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Original cast recording of William Finn song cycle. Carolee Carmello, Betty Buckley, Michael Rupert, Christian Borle, Keith Byron Kirk. Store date.

Further Than the Furthest Thing
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Zinnie Harris.

Johnson Over JordanJohnson over Jordan
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
Play by J.B. Priestley.

HarlowHarlow
(DRG - new on CD)
Link to Universe
Columbia soundtrack score.

Hock and SodaHock and Soda Water
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
By John Clifford Mortimer.

Jose Rivera Anthology
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Includes References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot and Sueno, the author's adaptation of Calderon's Life is a Dream and his newest work Sonnets for an Old Century: Monologues for the Theatre.

Li'l Abner/Broadway BouquetLi'l Abner / Broadway Bouquet
(Collectables - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Percy Faith. Li'l Abner in mono plus collection of instrumental renditions of showtunes from classic shows.

Monologues for MenMethuen Book of Contemporary Monologues for Men
(Methuen Publishing, Inc. - Paperback Book)
by Chrys Salt.

Contemporary Monologues for WomenMethuen Book of Contemporary Monologues for Women
(Methuen Publishing, Inc. - Paperback Book)
by Chrys Salt.

Rudolph Frimi/Shakespeare's GreatestA Night With Rudolph Frimi / Shakespeare's Greatest Hits
(Collectables - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Earl Wrightson/Lois Hunt.

One VoiceOne Voice: Integrating Singing Technique and Theatre Voice Training
(Heinemann - Paperback Book)
by Joan Melton, Kenneth Tom.

Orphans' HomeOrphans' Home: The Voice and Vision of Horton Foote (Southern Literary Studies)
(LSU Press - Paperback Book)
By Laurin Porter.

PopeyePopeye
(Paramount - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Robin Williams' film with Harry Nillson score.

Ultimate Cole Porter 4Ultimate Cole Porter Vol. 4
(Pearl/U.K./Koch - on CD)
Link to CD Universe



Released the week of June 17 2003

Broadway Melody of 1940Broadway Melody/Rosalie
(Rhino Handmade - new on CD)
Soundtracks of Cole Porter scored musical films. Individually numbered limited edition of 2500. Available at RhinoHandmade.com only.

BrownstoneBrownstone
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
Recording of Peter Larson, Josh Rubins and Andrew Cadiff musical which played The Roundabout in 1986. Liz Callaway, Debbie Gravitte, Brian D'Arcy James, Rebecca Luker, Kevin Reed. Available now at Footlight.com (and on sale).

Contemporary Theatre Film & TV Vol. 48
(Gale Group - Hardcover Book)
by Gale Group.

ElegiesElegies: A Song Cycle
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Original cast recording of William Finn song cycle. Carolee Carmello, Betty Buckley, Michael Rupert, Christian Borle, Keith Byron Kirk. Available now at FynsworthAlley.com. Store date June 24.

Gay Purr-eeGay Purr-ee
(Rhino Handmade - new on CD)
Soundtrack from 1962 film. To include demo tracks of Harold Arlen playing and singing "Little Drops of Rain," "Paris Is a Lonely Town" and "The Horse Won't Talk," with Yip Harburg joining in for "The Money Cat." 2500 copies made. Available at RhinoHandmade.com only.

I Feel a Song Comin' OnI Feel a Song Comin' On
(Sepia/U.K. - on CD)
Lisa Kirk album. Available at Footlight.com.

Let's Make LoveLet's Make Love
(Sony Legacy - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
1960 soundtrack with Jimmy Van Heusen/Sammy Cahn score. Bing Crosby, Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Frankie Vaughan. Remastered and expanded.

Losing My Marbles
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
by Trader Faulkner.

Nine Revival CastNine
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Broadway revival cast with Antonio Banderas, Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, Mary Stuart Masterson and Chita Rivera.

Tribute to James DeanA Tribute to James Dean
(Sony Legacy - new on CD)
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Soundtrack music from Giant, East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, played by Ray Heindorf and the Warner Bros. Orchestra. Remastered and expanded. First time on CD.

A Year with Frog and ToadA Year With Frog and Toad
(new on CD)
Original Minneapolis cast recording. Available at Footlight.com


Released the week of June 10 2003

FameFame
(WBHV - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1980 film musical. Bonuses include newly-recorded commentary with director Alan Parker and a cast reunion, "making-of" featurette, tour of the original High School for the Performing Arts, and trailers.

Sinatra Classic DuetsFrank Sinatra Classic Duets
(EMI - new on DVD/VHS)
Link to CD Universe
PBS special.

Grease 2Grease 2
(Paramount - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1982 film sequel with Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, and Lorna Luft. Original music by Louis St. Louis.

HaremHarem
(EMI - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Sarah Brightman solo recording. U.S. release date.

How to Stop ActingHow to Stop Acting
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
by Harold Guskin, "acting doctor," whose clients include Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, James Gandolfini, Bridget Fonda, and dozens more.

Mel Torme Love SongsMel Torme: Love Songs
(Collectables - on CD)
Link to CD Universe

A NumberA Number
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
by Caryl Churchill.

PassionPassion
(Image Entertainment - on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1995 televised version. Includes commentary by Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine, Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie, and Ira Weitzman and audio-only extended version of "No One Has Ever Loved Me" performed by Jere Shea.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra : Plays Broadway's Best Musicals Vol. 1
(Koch - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe

Broadway's Best 2Royal Philharmonic Orchestra : Plays Broadway's Best Musicals Vol. 2
(Koch - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe

Strindberg: The Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
by August Strindberg.

'Tis a Pity She's a Whore (Drama Classics)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
by John Ford. New edition.


Released the week of June 3 2003

Broadway Musicals of 1925Broadway Musicals of 1925
(Bayview - new on CD)
Off-Broadway cast of Scott Siegel show. Howard McGillin, Nancy Anderson, Justin Bohon, Walker Jones, Stephanie J. Block, the Ross Patterson Little Big Band. Recorded live at NYC Town Hall 2/17/03. Includes 3 "first time on CD" songs. Available at Footlight.com.

Broadway TodayBroadway Today
(Sony Classical - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Original cast recordings of songs from Hairspray, The Producers, The Lion King, Movin' Out, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia!, Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Aida.

Fiddler on the Roof DeluxeFiddler on the Roof - Deluxe Edition
(BMG/RCA - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Reissue of remastered OBC recording with extras. Includes a new interview track with Sheldon Harnick. Bonuses; Boston Pops medley and "If I Were a Rich Man" by violinist Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi.

Hello, Dolly DeluxeHello, Dolly! - Deluxe Edition
(BMG/RCA - on CD)
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Resissue of remastered OBC recording. Includes a new interview track with Carol Channing. Bonuses: tracks from the Pearl Bailey and Mary Martin Dolly OCRs plus the two added Merman songs.

John Simon on Theatre
(Applause - New Hardcover Book)

Nine Revival CastNine
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Broadway revival cast with Antonio Banderas, Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, Mary Stuart Masterson and Chita Rivera. Web sale date at PSClassics.com (shipping now). Store date June 17.

Oliver DeluxeOliver! - Deluxe Edition
(BMG/RCA - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Resissue of remastered OBC recording. Includes a new interview track with Donald Pippin. Bonuses: Patti LuPone's "As Long as He Needs Me," and three tracks from the LOCR Oliver!.

One More KissOne More Kiss: The Broadway Musicals in the '70s
(Palgrave/McMillan - Hardcover book)
Ethen Morden's new book.

Piece of SkyPiece of Sky
(JAY - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Sean McDermott CD.

ProdigalProdigal
(JAY - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
York Theatre cast recording.

Dream Johnny MercerS.T.A.G.E.'s Dream: The Music & Lyrics of Johnny Mercer
(LML - new on 2 CDs)
Link to CD Universe
Concert recording. Available now at LMLMusic.com. Store date.

Thoroughly Modern MillieThoroughly Modern Millie
(Universal - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1967 film with Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler-Moore, Carol Channing. Includes trailer.

Rebecca SpencerWide Awake and Dreaming
(LML Music - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Rebecca Spencer CD. She is accompanied by Philip Fortenberry on piano. Store date.


Released the week of May 27 2003

Conversations with Peter BrookConversations with Peter Brook, 1970-2000
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
by Margaret Croyden.

Paul BakerPaul Baker and the Integration of Abilities
(Texas Christian Univ. Press - Hardcover Book)
Biography of director/teacher/mentor by Robert Flynn (Editor), Eugene McKinney (Editor), and Sharon Downing Jarvis.

Staging America: Cornerstone and Community-Based Theater (Theater in the Americas)
(Southern Illinois Univ Pr - Hardcover Book)
By Sonja Kuftinec.

Cole Porter 3The Ultimate Cole Porter - Vol. 3
(Pearl/U.K./Koch - on CD)
Link to CD Universe


Released the week of May 20 2003

Cafe CarlyleThe Carlyle Set
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Christine Andreas.

Ultimate Broadway 2Ultimate Broadway II
(BMG/RCA - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Compilation from cast album and solo artist vaults.

John & Jenjohn & jen
(Fynsworth Alley - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Re-issue. Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald musical. Carolee Carmello & James Ludwig. Store date

Barbara CookBarbara Cook: Mostly Sondheim
(DRG - new on DVD/VHS)
Link to CD Universe
Barbara Cook concert recorded during live performances in October, most likely at Philadelphia's Merriam Theatre. Bonuses to include footage of Cook's recent master class in Washington, D.C., interviews with the star and other theatre personalities.

Crafty Art of PlaymakingThe Crafty Art of Playmaking
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
by Alan Ayckbourn.

Fade Out Fade InFade Out, Fade In
(Decca Broadway - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
First time on CD. Betty Comden/Adolph Green show with Carol Burnett, Jack Cassidy. No extras.

The Goat, or, Who Is Sylvia?
(Overlook Press - Hardcover Book)
by Edward Albee.

Jessica Molaskey: A Good DayJessica Molaskey: A Good Day
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Molaskey's second album with husband John Pizzarelli takes off from the songs and stylings of Peggy Lee and her own guitarist-husband Dave Barbour, with a combination of jazz standards, show tunes, and originals.

Now That's ChicagoNow That's Chicago
(Sony - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
'20s - early '30s recordings "inspirec by the film."

Public PlacesPublic Places: My Life in the Theater, with Peter O'Toole and Beyond
(Faber & Faber - Hardcover book)
by Siân Phillips.

RunawaysRunaways
(DRG - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Reissue of 1978 OBC recording of Elizabeth Swados score. First time on CD.

Tell Me on a SundayTell Me on a Sunday
(Polydor/Really Useful Records - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Revival of one-woman show starring Denise Van Outen with Andrew Lloyd-Weber/Don Black score. Score will include additional songs by original writers. [Was combined with Variations to form Song and Dance]


Released the week of May 13 2003

Stop the WorldAnthony Newley: Stop the World
(Book)
Biography by Garth Bardsley. Available at DressCircle.co.uk

Anyone Can WhistleAnyone Can Whistle
(Columbia Legacy - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
OBC with Angela Lansbury, Lee Remick, Harry Guardino. Reissue with bonuses: previously unreleased demo recordings from the Archives of Stephen Sondheim, all performed by Stephen Sondheim "I'm Like the Bluebird," "The Lame, The Halt and the Blind," "Come Play Wiz Me," "Anyone Can Whistle," "With So Little to be Sure Of."

Broadway the Golden YearsBroadway, the Golden Years: Jerome Robbins and the Great Choreographer Directors, 1940 to the Present
(Continuum Pub Group - Paperback Book)
by Robert Emmet Long, literature critic and commentator on the performing arts.

CandideCandide
(Columbia Legacy - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
OBC new remaster from the two-track stereo session tapes. Barbara Cook, Robert Rounseville. Reissue with bonus: "Overture to Candide" by NY Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.

The Car ManThe Car Man
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Matthew Bourne dance version of Carmen . Alan Vincent, Saranne Curtin, Will Kemp. Includes interview with Bourne, picture gallery.

The Complete Talking Heads
(Picador USA - Paperback Book)
by Alan Bennett.

CopenhagenCopenhagen
(Image Entertainment - new DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Michael Frayn play with Daniel Craig, Francesca Annis, Stephen Rea. Director: Howard Davies.

First BreezeFirst Breeze of Summer
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1976 televised version of Leslie Lee play. Frances Foster, Janet League, Moses Gunn.

FreemanFreeman
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1977 televised version of Phillip Hayes Dean drama. Lou Gossett, Jr., Dick Anthony Williams, Chip Fields, Richard Ward, Paulene Myers. Music by: Phil Moore

Guests of the NationGuests of the Nation
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1981 televised version of Neil McKenzie adaptation of the work of Frank O'Connor. Nesbitt Blaisdell, Frank Converse, Estelle Parsons.

House of FLowersHouse of Flowers
(Columbia Legacy - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
OBC with Pearl Bailey, Diahann Carroll, Juanita Hall. Reissue with bonuses: Percy Faith's "Mardi Gras Waltz" (previously believed to have been lost), Enid Mosier's "Two Ladies in the Shade," Truman Capote's "Ottliie and the Bee," Captote's "A Sleepin' Bee" demo.

In FashionIn Fashion
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1974 Jerry Blatt/Lonnie Burstein musical film set in Paris. Charlotte Rae, Max Wright.

Just in TimeJust in Time
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Reissue of Judy Kuhn CD with new design and booklet - no new tracks. Store date.

Hairspray: The Complete Book and LyricsHairspray: The Complete Book and Lyrics
(Applause - Paperback book)

Kiss Me, KateKiss Me Kate
(Image Entertainment - new on VHS/DVD)
Link to CD Universe
London cast video made for U.S. broadcast. 147 minutes.

Just a MapJust a Map -- A Lullaby to the World
(new on CD)
Christianne Tisdale. Available through CDBaby.com.

NineNine
(Columbia Legacy - on 2 CDs)
Link to CD Universe
OBC with Raul Julia, Liliane Montevecchi, Karen Akers and Anita Morris. This will be basically the score that was on the cassette (more than the LP and previous CD), although virtually every track will be a little longer because of additional music or with added pieces of dialogue clarifying the songs in the show's context. Bonuses: Maury Yeston's mono demos of "Unusual Way," "Germans at the Spa" and "The Grand Canal."

Oxford Enclyclopedia of Theatre & PerformanceThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
(Oxford University Press - Hardcover Book)
by Dennis Kennedy (Editor).

Pal JoeyPal Joey
(Columbia Legacy - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
1950 studio cast with Vivienne Segal and Harold Lang. Reissue with bonuses: Viviienne Seagal interview with Mike Wallace with "Bewitched", Harold Lang performing "I Could Write a Book" from CBS' Shower of Stars.

The PatriotsThe Patriots
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1976 televised production of Sidney Kingsley play. Robert Murch, Phillip LeStrange, Ralph Clanton, Martha J. Brown, Stephen Johnson.

So You Want to Dance on Broadway?So You Want to Dance on Broadway: Insight and Advice Form the Pros Who Know
(Heinemann - Paperback Book)
by Tina Paul (Chicago), Tommy Tune. From interviews with Broadway pros including Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera, and Graciela Daniele to Joann Hunter, Jim borstelmann, Gene Flemming.

What a Life: The Voice of Pesach'Ke Burstein, Yiddish Matinee Idol
(Syracuse Univ. Press - Hardcover Book)
By Lillian Lux Burstein, Gershon Freidlin (Editor), Pesach Burstein. Burstein's life is the story of popular Yiddish theater in the first half of the century.


Released the week of May 6 2003

The Adventures of Marco PoloThe Adventures of Marco Polo
(DRG - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
1956 television cast recording of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov/Edward Eager score. Alfred Drake. First time on CD.

Best of EncoresThe Best of City Center Encores
(DRG - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Compilation from previous DRG releases. Nathan Lane, Patti Lupone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Heather Headly, Tyne Daly, Andrea Martin, Bebe Neuwirth, David Ogden Stiers.

Birth of the Blues/Blue SkiesBirth Of The Blues/Blue Skies - Double Feature
(Universal - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Two Bing Crosby musical films. Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Mary Martin.

Born to DanceBorn to Dance
(Rhino Handmade - on CD)
Soundtrack recording of 1936 film which starred James Stewart, Eleanor Powell, Virginia Bruce, Buddy Ebsen, Frances Langford, Una Merkel. Cole Porter score. Limited edition available only at Rhinhandmade.com

Broadway Yearbook 2001-2002 (Broadway Yearbook)
(Oxford University Press - New Hardcover Book)
By Steven Suskin.

Royal WeddingRoyal Wedding
(Rhino Handmade - on CD)
Soundtrack recording of 1952 film with Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford. Burton Lane/Alan Jay Lerner score. Limited edition available only at Rhinohandmade.com

Cafe CarlyleThe Carlyle Set
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Christine Andreas. Now available at FynsworthAlley.com Store date May 20.

Coal Miner's DaughterCoal Miner's Daughter
(Universal - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1980 film with Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo. Bonuses include: widescreen, audio commentary, "Tommy Lee Jones Remembers Coal Miner's Daughter" and "President George Bush, Sr., Salutes AFI and Coal Miner's Daughter" featurettes, exclusive interview with Loretta Lynn and Michael Apted, trailers.

Come SeptemberCome September
(Universal - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Rock Hudson film.

Connecticut YankeeA Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court/The Emperor Waltz - Double Feature
(Universal - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Bing Crosby double feature with musical adaptation of Mark Twain novel and Billy Wilder's Emperor's Waltz..

Gay PurreeGay Purr-ee
(WBHV - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1962 film animated film with Arlen/Harburg songs and voices of Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Hermione Gingold. In mono.

Jessica Molaskey: A Good DayJessica Molaskey: A Good Day
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Molaskey's second album with husband John Pizzarelli takes off from the songs and stylings of Peggy Lee and her own guitarist-husband Dave Barbour, with a combination of jazz standards, show tunes, and originals. Web sale date at PSClassics.com. Store date May 13.

Our Musicals, OurselvesOur Musicals, Ourselves: A Social History of the American Musical Theater
(University Press of New England - Hardcover Book)
Author: John Bush Jones. Comprehensive social history of the American musical theater.

Rhythm on the RangeRhythm On The Range/Rhythm On The River - Double Feature
(Universal - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Bing Crosby double feature. Frances Farmer, Basil Rathbone, and Mary Martin also appear. Digitally remastered.

Theodore BikelTheodore Bikel's Treasury Of Yiddish Folk And Theatre Songs
(Rhino Handmade - new on CD)
Special collection, produced by Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, gathers 26 of Bikel's Yiddish theatre and folk songs from his '50s and '60s Elektra albums. Includes such traditional favorites as "A Pintale," "Kinder Yorn," "Margaritkelech," and many more. Available at RhinoHandmade.com

VarekaiVarekai: Cirque du Soleil
(Harry N. Abrams, Inc. - New Hardcover Book)
By Veronique Vial (Photographer).


Released the week of April 22 2003

Anarchist and the DevilThe Anarchist and the Devil Do Cabaret: Using Theatre, Music and Comedy for Radical Social Change
(Black Rose Books - New Hardcover Book)
By Norman Nawrocki. Account of the European CD-promotion tour of rock'n'roll cabaret band Rhythm Activism.

Sherman BrothersBelieve: The Music of the Sherman Brothers
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Includes Susan Egan,Jason Graae, Michele Pawk.

Broadway Boogie WoogieBroadway Boogie Woogie: Damon Runyon and the Making of New York City Culture
(Palgrave Macmillan - New Hardcover Book)
Daniel Schwarz' look at the works and legacy of legendary New York writer Runyon.

Broadway Meloday of 1940Broadway Melody Of 1940
(WBHV - on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1940 film with Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell. Cole Porter, Roger Edens, Walter Ruick score. All-new "making-of" documentary "Cole Porter in Hollywood: Begin the Beguine," hosted by Ann Miller, vintage Our Gang short "The Big Premiere," trailer, behind-the-scenes essay.

Cole Porter Gift SetClassic Musicals Collection - Cole Porter Gift Set
Link to CD Universe
(WBHV - new on 5 DVDs)
Will include Broadway Melody Of 1940, Kiss Me Kate, Les Girls, Silk Stockings And High Society.


FameFame
(Rhino - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Digitally remastered soundtrack. Additional tracks: unused Paul McCrane vocal of Pitchford and Gore's "Miles from Here," and instrumental "singalong" tracks of "Fame" and "Out Here On My Own."

The Great American SongbookGreat American Songbook
(WBHV - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
PBS 90-minute look at American Popular Song "from `Yankee Doodle' to Elvis," hosted by Michael Feinstein. Includes rare home movies of many of our great songwriters (primarily drawn from the Turner-Warner vault but from other studios as well), vintage MGM short "We Must Have Music," and "Michael's Memorabilia," a gallery from Feinstein's collection of musical artifacts. DVD version will run three hours with an additional audio commentary by Feinstein.

High SocietyHigh Society
(WBHV - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1956 Cole Porter film musical with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly. All-new "making-"of documentary "Cole Porter in Hollywood: True Love" hosted by co-star Celeste Holm, newsreel, vintage "Millionaire Droopy," radio ads, trailers, behind the scenese essay.

John & Jenjohn & jen
(Fynsworth Alley - on CD)
Re-issue. Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald musical. Carolee Carmello & James Ludwig. Available now at FynsworthAlley.com. Store date May 13.

Just in TimeJust in Time
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Reissue of Judy Kuhn CD with new design and booklet - no new tracks. Available now at FynsworthAlley.com. Store date May 13.

Kay Thompson: Queen of Swing Vocal & Her Rhythm Singers 1933-1937
(Baldwin Street Music - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Compilation of radio and studio tracks.

Kiss Me, KateKiss Me, Kate
(WBHV - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1953 Cole Porter film musical with Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller. All-new "making-of" documentary "Cole Porter in Hollywood: Too Darn Hot," hosted by Ann Miller, vintage short "Mighty Manhattan, New York's Wonder City," trailer, behind-the-scenes essay.

Les GirlsLes Girls
WBHV - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1957 Cole Porter film musical with Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor. All-new "making-of" documentary "Cole Porter in Hollywood: Ca C'est L'amour," hosted by Taina Elg, vintage MGM Tex Avery cartoon "Flea Circus," trailer, behind-the-scenes essay.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
(EMI/Broadway Angel - on 2 CDs)
Link to CD Universe
OBC recording originally released by Manhattan Records and a 1985 Grammy winner as "Best Spoken Word Recording."

Now is the Time for All Good MenNow is the Time for All Good Men
(DRG - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Reissue of 1967 original Off Broadway cast recording of Nancy Ford/Gretchen Cryer score. First time on CD.

OperettaOperetta: A Theatrical History
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Richard Traubner. First published in 1983, Traubner's volume is still recognized as the key history of the people and productions that made operetta a worldwide phenomenon.

Silk StockingsSilk Stockings
(WBHV - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1957 Cole Porter musical with Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse. All-new "making-of" documentary "Cole Porter in Hollywood: Satin and Silk," hosted by Cyd Charisse, vintage MGM concert hall series short "The Poet and Peasant Overture," trailer, vintage short "Paree," behind-the-scenes essay.

Theatre World 56Theatre World 1999-2000, Vol. 56
(Applause Books - New Hardcover Book)
John Willis, Tom Lynch, Ben Hodges. Statistical and pictorial record of the Broadway and off-Broadway season, touring companies, and professional regional companies throughout the United States. Includes cast listings, replacements, producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, autobiographical data, obituary information, and major drama awards.


Released the week of April 15 2003

Absolute BeginnersAbsolute Beginners
(MGM - new on DVD)
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1986 musical film with David Bowie. Includes trailer.

A Chorus LineA Chorus Line
(MGM - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe (currently $10.39)
1985 film based on the legendary musical. Includes trailer and "Marvin Hamlisch: From Broadway To Hollywood" featurette.

Beat StreetBeat Street
(MGM - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe (currently $10.39)
1984 musical film with Rae Dawn Chong. Includes trailer.

Breakin' 2Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
(MGM - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe (currently $10.39)
1990 film. Not widescreen. Includes trailer.

EnemiesEnemies
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe (currently $16.75)
Televised Maxim Gorky play. Frances Sternhagen, Peter Donat, Kate Reid.

Feasting with PanthersFeasting with Panthers
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
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Televised Adrian Hall and Richard Cumming play. Jobeth Williams, Richard Kneeland.

Hairspray the RootsHairspray: The Roots
(Hardcover Book)
Hardcover "coffee table" book hosted by the authors of the Broadway musical Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan, Marc Shaiman, and Scott Wittman. 168 pages.


Judy Garland Collection Vol. 2The Judy Garland Show Collection #2 Box Set
(Pioneer - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe (currently $83.97)
Contains Volumes 3-8 of The Judy Garland Show, plus Judy Garland: Songs For America.

Judy Garland Vol. 8The Judy Garland Show Vol. 8 - The Final Chapter
(Pioneer - new on DVD)
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Shows #11 (Steve Allen), #20 (the "Americana" concert) and #26 (final show), plus outtakes including the unfinished "Something Cool," the unused "Here's to Us" and "Where Is the Clown?," plus audio with Jayne Meadows, conductor Mort Lindsey, Billy Barnes, a commentary track by Garland authority John Fricke. Show #26 includes outtakes and excerpts from previous shows.

LambadaLambada: The Forbidden Dance
(MGM - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe (currently $10.39)
1984 film. Not widescreen. Includes trailer.

A Man of No ImportanceA Man of No Importance
(JAY - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe (currently $11.88)
Original cast recording of Ahrens & Flaherty score.

Prince of HomburgPrince of Homburg
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe (currently $16.75)
Televised Heinrich Von Kleist play. Frank Langella, Randy Danson, M'el Dowd.

Quintessential Peggy LeeQuintessential Peggy Lee
(Kultur - new on DVD)
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1984 concert in Atlantic City.

Rappin'Rappin'
(MGM - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe (currently $10.39)
1985 film with Mario Van Peebles. Not widescreen. Includes trailer.

RoadieRoadie
(MGM - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe (currently $10.39)
1980 musical film with Meatloaf. Includes trailer.

Singing DetectiveThe Singing Detective (Special Edition)
(WBHV - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe (currently $41.99)
Dennis Potter's award winning mini-series with Michael Gambon, Janet Suzman, Joanne Whalley. Bonuses include: Making Of....; Production Stills, Photo Gallery; 3-Disc Set. Audio commentary by star Michael Gambon and director Jon Amiel; Behind-the-scenes featurettes.

School for ScandalSchool for Scandal
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe (currently $16.75)
1975 televised play. Blair Brown, Patricia Conolly, Kenneth Welsh, Larry Gates.

TartuffeTartuffe
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
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Televised version of Molière play. Donald Moffat, Victor Garber, Tammy Grimes, Patricia Elliott

Tell Me on a SundayTell Me on a Sunday
(Polydor/Really Useful Records - new on CD)
Revival of one-woman show starring Denise Van Outen with Andrew Lloyd-Weber/Don Black score. Score will include additional songs by original writers. [Was combined with Variations to form Song and Dance] U.K. release date.

Wide Awake and Dreaming
(LML Music - new on CD)
Rebecca Spencer CD. She is accompanied by Philip Fortenberry on piano. Available now at LMLMusic.com. June store date.


Released the week of April 8 2003

Anna KareninaAnna Kareninia - The Audio Musical
(LML - new on 2 CDs)
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Ralph Chicorel score with studio cast including Lorna Dallas, Andrea Burns, Brian Noonan, Kit Carson, Ron Spivak, William Michals and Paul Stolarksy. 2nd disc includes a narration of the tale of "Anna Karenina." Currently available at LMLMusic.com

The Chance to SingThe Chance to Sing
(LML - new on CD)
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Pamela Myers' solo CD. Piano accompaniment from composers Stephen Schwartz, Joseph Thalken, Billy Goldenberg, Billy Barnes Larry Grossman, Stephen Flaherty, Shelly Markham, John Kander, Charles Strouse.

Ernest in LoveErnest in Love
(DRG - new on CD)
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Reissue of OBC of 1960 Pockriss/Croswell score. First time on CD.

Grand Moses/Blues Opera SuitesGrandma Moses Suite/Blues Opera Suite
(DRG - new on CD)
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Twofer with Hugh Martin and Harold Arlen suites. Grandma Moses Suite is an instrumental suite composed for an early '50s docu-film about artist Grandma Moses. Originally released as a 10" Columbia, never reissued. The Blues Opera Suite is an instrumental Andre Kostelanetz album.

Hairspray the RootsHairspray: The Roots
(Hardcover Book)
Hardcover "coffee table" book hosted by the authors of the Broadway musical Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan, Marc Shaiman, and Scott Wittman. 168 pages.

Maury Yeston SongbookThe Maury Yeston Songbook
(PS Classics - new on CD)
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The first songbook disc devoted to the composer-lyricist of Nine, Grand Hotel, and Titanic, performed by Christine Andreas, Brent Barrett, Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Liz Callaway, Philip Chaffin, Robert Cuccioli, Christine Ebersole, Eden Espinosa, Christopher Fitzgerald, Sutton Foster, Michael Holland, Brian d'Arcy James, Howard McGillin, Alice Ripley, Johnny Rogers. Store sale date.

Radio! The MusicalRadio! The Musical
(Harbor House Studios - new on CD)
Original Texas cast album of Stephen Taylor, Marshall Such musical set in a radio station in 1991 Indianapolis. Distributed by Original Cast Records. Available at Footlight.com.

The Ultimate George Gershwin - Vol. 2
(Pearl/U.K./Koch - on CD)
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Performers include Fred & Adele Astaire, 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards.


Released the week of April 1 2003

American Film Theatre Vol. 1American Film Theatre Box Set - Collection One
(Kino - new on 5 DVDs)
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American Film Theatre series. Includes Butley, Luther, The Iceman Cometh, Rhinoceros, The Maids. DVD bonuses include production interview with Edie Landau, featurette "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera," essays by Michael Feingold.

ButleyButley
(Kino - new on DVD/VHS)
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1974 film of Pinter play. Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy. Bonuses include

Call It LoveCall It Love
(Bayview - new on CD)
OLC of Sandy Wilson score (five songs) plus songs from The Boy Friend, Divorce Me Darling, Valmouth, The Buccaneer, His Monkey Wife and first time recordings from Slings and Arrows, See You Later, Oh Henry! and Wilson's unproduced adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's "Berlin Stories," Goodbye to Berlin, played and sung by Wilson. Additional bonus tracks include Wilson on Piano with Art Greenslade and Orchestra, playing selections from Divorce Me Darling! and Fenella Fielding's "Outdoor Girl" from the revue Pieces of Eight. Previously released as "Sandy Wilson At The Players." Expected on 4/7.

Everybody's Gettin' Into the ActEverybody's Gettin' Into the Act
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
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Studio recording of Bob Ost musical. Bryan Batt, Danny Burstein, Robert Cuccioli, Delisko, James Judy, Francince Lobis, Rebecca Luker, Karen Mason, Marc Kudisch, Mark Nadler, Christianne Noll, Nancy Opel, Evan Pappas, Stephanie Pope, Jana Robbins, David Sabella, Emily Skinner, Steven Stein-Granger, Mary Stout and Mary Testa. Store date.


The Ghost and Mrs.MuirThe Ghost and Mrs. Muir
(Fox - new on DVD)
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1947 film with Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Natalie Wood.

The GuysThe Guys
(Sony Classical - new on CD)
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Soundtrack from film version of Anne Nelson play. Music by Mary Fahl.

The Iceman ComethThe Iceman Cometh
(Kino - new on DVD/VHS)
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1973 film of O'Neill play. Directed by John Frankenheimer. Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges. Bonusus include production interview with Edie Landau, featurette "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera," "Eugene O'Neill and The Iceman Cometh" essay by Michael Feingold.

Jesus Christ SuperstarJesus Christ Superstar
(Universal/Decca Broadway - new on CD)
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Reissue of OBC recording. First U.S. release on CD. No extras.

LutherLuther
(Kino - new on DVD/VHS)
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1973 version of Osborne play. Stacy Keach, Judi Dench. Bonusus include production interview with Edie Landau, featurette "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera," "Luther and John Osborne" essay by Michael Feingold.

The MaidsThe Maids
(Kindo - new on DVD/VHS)
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Glenda Jackson, Susannah York in 1975 film version of Jean Genet play. Bonuses include production interview with Edie Landau, featurette "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera", trailers, "The Maids and Jean Genet" essay by Michael Feingold.

Privates on ParadePrivates on Parade
(MGM - new on DVD)
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1982 British film. Includes original theatrical trailer.

RedheadRedhead
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
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Reissue of 1959 Hague/Fields OBC recording with Gwen Verdon and Richard Kiley. Includes cut song "It Doesn't Take A Minute" (Liz Callaway), and two songs written for the show but unused: "You I Love" (Jennifer Piech & Mark Price) and "What Has She Got?" (Faith Prince).


RhinocerosRhinoceros
(Kino - new on DVD/VHS)
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1973 film version of Ionesco story. Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Karen Black. Bonuses include production interview with Edie Landau, featurette "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera", trailers, "Rhinoceros and Eugene Ionesco" essay by Michael Feingold.

West Side StoryWest Side Story Collector's Edition
(MGM - on 2 DVDs)
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Boxed set: widescreen, one-hour documentary "West Side Memories," plus original film intermission music, rare film archive and scrapbook with Ernest Lehman introduction, copy of the working script, lobby brochure, and Natalie Wood's "I Feel Pretty."


Released the week of March 25 2003

Jerry's Boys
(new on CD)
Los Angeles Gay Men's Chorus' 10th album, and first with Dr. Bruce Mayhall. More information at gmcla.org

Judy Garland Show #7Judy Garland Show Vol. 7
(Pioneer - new on DVD)
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With guests Bob Newhart and Bobby Darin. Includes outtakes and commentary track. Shows #14 and #23 (the "Movies" concert).

Maury Yeston SongbookThe Maury Yeston Songbook
(PS Classics - new on CD)
The first songbook disc devoted to the composer-lyricist of Nine, Grand Hotel, and Titanic, performed by Christine Andreas, Brent Barrett, Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Liz Callaway, Philip Chaffin, Robert Cuccioli, Christine Ebersole, Eden Espinosa, Christopher Fitzgerald, Sutton Foster, Michael Holland, Brian d'Arcy James, Howard McGillin, Alice Ripley, Johnny Rogers. Web sale date at PSClassics.com

Noel Coward in New YorkNoel Coward in New York
(DRG - new on CD)
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Studio album recorded live in New York in October & November 1956. Orchestra direction, piano accompaniment & arrangements by Peter Matz. New liner notes from Will Friedwald. Includes bonus material.

Noel Coward in Las VegasNoel Coward at Las Vegas
(DRG - new on CD)
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Recorded at the Desert Inn, Las Vegas on June 27th, 1955. Piano Accompaniment & Arrangements by Peter Matz. Includes bonus material.

Spotlight on Dolores GraySpotlight on Dolores Gray
(Sepia/U.K. - new on CD)
25 tracks from 78rpm recordings. Available at Footlight.com


Way Ahead of The Game: The Lyrics Of Johnny Mercer
(Sanctuary Records - new on CD)
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Richard Rodney Bennett.


Released the week of March 18 2003

Chicago Enhanced CD/DVDChicago - Special Edition CD and DVD
(Sony/Epic - new on CD/DVD)
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Some audio tracks as original soundtrack recording. Special Features: new booklet, lyrics, original demos (by "All That Jazz," "Roxie" and "Razzle Dazzle" from the Chappell demo LP), 'And All That Jazz' music video, VH1 and IFC/Bravo/A&E "Making of..." documentaries. Digipack.

Chicago BookChicago: From Stage to Screen, The Illustrated Story and Lyrics
(Newmarket - new book)
Recently released Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook. Introduction by Rob Marshall and Bill Condon. 160 pages.

Everybody's Gettin' Into the ActEverybody's Gettin' Into the Act
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Studio recording of Bob Ost musical. Bryan Batt, Danny Burstein, Robert Cuccioli, Delisko, James Judy, Francince Lobis, Rebecca Luker, Karen Mason, Marc Kudisch, Mark Nadler, Christianne Noll, Nancy Opel, Evan Pappas, Stephanie Pope, Jana Robbins, David Sabella, Emily Skinner, Steven Stein-Granger, Mary Stout and Mary Testa. Web sale date at FynsworthAlley.com

HairHair
(Bayview - new on CD)
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1992 Australian cast. First U.S. release. Recorded in Digital Sound. The most complete recording of the score on CD. Expected March 21. See bayviewrecords.com for ordering information.

The Man Who Came to DinnerThe Man Who Came to Dinner
(Image - new on DVD and VHS)
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PBS live telecast of 2000 Roundabout production of the Kaufman/Hart play with Nathan Lane, Jean Smart, Harriet Harris, Lewis J. Stadlen. Full screen, no extras.


Released the week of March 11 2003

The American MastersAmerican Masters
(Universal Classics/Deutsche Grammophon - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein.

BernsteinBernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story / 3 Dance Episodes from On the Town / Selections from Candide
(Universal Classics/Deutsche Grammophon - on CD)
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Los Angeles Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernsetin.

But One DayBut One Day
(Decca Classics - new on CD)
Link at CD Universe
U.S. release of 2002 Ute Lemper CD featuring 4 new songs composed by Lemper, including "Luna" with a special appearance by Laurie Anderson. Also two performances of material by Kurt Weill ("September Song" and "Speak Low"), two by Jacques Brel ("Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Amsterdam"), and two by Astor Piazzolla ("Buenos Aires" and "Oblivion").

A Chorus LineA Chorus Line
(Sony Classical - on SACD)
Link to CD Universe.
OBC recording in a Super Audio multi-channel version (requiring an SACD player).

GershwinGershwin Rhapsody in Blue / Cuban Overture / An American in Paris / A Symphonic Picture of Porgy and Bess
(Universal Classics/Deutsche Grammophon - new on CD)
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Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati, Lorin Maazel.

Nunsense 3Nunsense 3: The Jamboree
(Wellspring - new on DVD)
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Rue McClanahan, Vicki Lawrence.


Peter CincottiPeter Cincotti
(Concord Jazz - new on CD)
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Debut CD from rising young jazz singer/pianist.


Top BananaTop Banana
(DRG - on CD)
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Reissue of OBC recording of Johnny Mercer musical. Phil Silver.

Ute Lemper DVDUte Lemper Sings Kurt Weill and Michael Nyman
(Universal Music Video - new on DVD)
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Lemper's Weill show performance in the Bouffes du Nord in 1992 and 1992 her Hamburg concert performance of Michael Nyman's 'Songbook'.


Released March 14 2003

The American TenorsThe American Tenors
(Sony Classical - new on CD)
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Nathan Granner, Daniel Montenegro, Maurico O'Reilly. PBS show recorded in December 2002.

American Tenors DVDThe American Tenors
(Sony Classical - new on DVD)
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Nathan Granner, Daniel Montenegro, Maurico O'Reilly. PBS show recorded in December 2002.

Benny Goodman StoryThe Benny Goodman Story
(Universal - new on DVD)
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1955 biopic with Steve Allen. Includes trailer.

Best Foot ForwardBest Foot Forward
(Rhino Handmade - new on CD)
1943 film soundtrack with score by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin. June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven, Nancy Walker. Numbered limited edition available at RhinoHandmade.com.

Best of the MuppetsBest of the Muppet Show Vol. 3
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
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1976 TV series with guests Harry Belafonte, Linda Ronstadt, John Denver. Includes bonuses.

Best of the MuppetsBest of the Muppet Show Vol. 4
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
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1976 TV series with guests Peter Sellers, John Cleese, Dudley Moore. Includes bonuses.

The Chance to SingThe Chance to Sing
(LML - new on CD)
Pamela Myers' solo CD. Piano accompaniment from composers Stephen Schwartz, Joseph Thalken, Billy Goldenberg, Billy Barnes Larry Grossman, Stephen Flaherty, Shelly Markham, John Kander, Charles Strouse. Available now at LMLMusic.com. Full release in April.

DaydreamerDaydreamer
(Anchor Bay - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1966 stop-motion musical animated film of Hans Christian Andersen tales with the voices of Boris Karloff, Burl Ives, Hayley Mills, Patty Duke, Ray Bolger, and others.

A Doll's HouseA Doll's House
(MGM/UA - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Widescreen version of 1973 film of Ibsen play with Claire Bloom and Anthony Hopkins.

EquusEquus
(MGM/UA - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Widescreen version of 1977 film adaptation of Peter Shaffer's play with Richard Burton and Peter Firth.

First Lady SuiteFirst Lady Suite
(ps classics - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
World premiere recording of the Michael John LaChiusa musical with Blank Theatre cast. Store date.

Glenn Miller StoryThe Glenn Miller Story
(Universal - new on DVD)
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1953 biopic with James Stewart. Includes trailer.

Good NewsGood News
(Rhino Handmade - new on CD)
Expanded 1947 film soundtrack with score by Ray Henderson, Lew Brown, and B. G. deSylva. June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Joan McCracken, Mel Torme. Numbered limited edition available for pre-order at RhinoHandmade.com.

Lauren Kennedy: Songs of JRBLauren Kennedy: Songs of Jason Robert Brown
(PS Classics - new on CD)
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Kennedy's debut album features songs, arrangements, and music direction by Jason Robert Brown, with selections from "Last Five Years," "Parade," and "Songs for a New World," plus several songs previously unrecorded. Store date.

Of Mice and MenOf Mice and Men - Special Edition
(MGM/UA - new on DVD)
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Widescreen edition of 1992 film adaptation of John Steinbeck's story with John Malkovitch and Gary Sinese. Bonuses include commentary by Gary Sinese, trailers, 2 new featurettes, deleted scenes with director's commentary, and screen and makeup tests.

Sweet CharitySweet Charity
(Universal - new on DVD)
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1969 film with Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, and Sammy Davis Jr. Directed by Bob Fosse, Cy Coleman score. Bonuses include featurettes "Sweet Charity: From Stage to Screen" and "Edith Head's Costume Design," plus an alternate ending and the trailer.

Women in LoveWomen in Love - Special Edition
(MGM/UA - new on DVD)
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Widescreen version of 1969 film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence play with Oliver Reed, Alan Bates, Jennie Linden, and Glenda Jackson. Bonuses include commentary from director Ken Russell and writer-producer Larry Kramer, plus trailer.


Released February 25 2003

Blue Like ThatBlue Like That
(Manhattan Records - new on CD)
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Melissa Errico solo CD of modern American standards. Produced by Arif Mardin.

Carmen JonesCarmen Jones
(Universal/Decca - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Reissue of OBC recording. Includes bonus Kitty Carlisle's Decca recording of "Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Drum."

Faust Deluxe EditionFaust (Deluxe Edition)
(Rhino - on 2 CDs)
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1995 2 CD concept album of Randy Newman's musical based on Goethe’s classic morality play. With Newman, James Taylor, Ry Cooder, Elton John, Bonnie Rait, Don Henley, Linda Ronstadt.

Gilbert and SullivanGilbert & Sullivan: The Rose of Persia / The Emerald Isle
(Pearl/Pavillion - on 3 CDs)
Link to CD Universe
Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Edinburgh, conducted by David Lyle.

Li'l AbnerLi'l Abner
(Contemporary - new on CD)
Andre Previn/Shelly Mann/Leroy Vinnegar jazz renditions of songs from Li'l Abner. First CD issue of this 1957 best-seller album. Available at Footlight.com.

The Music Never EndsThe Music Never Ends: The Lyrics of Alan & Marilyn Bergman
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
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Re-release of Maureen McGovern's Grammy nominated CD. Includes three newly recorded bonus tracks: "Been Here Before," "I Was Born In Love With You," "What Matters Most."

Nicholas NicklebyNicholas Nickleby
(Varese Sarabande - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Soundtrack for 2002 film. Rachel Portman score.

Amanda GreenPut a Little Love in Your Mouth
(Hook Records - new on CD)
The Tongue-in-Cheek Songs of Amanda Green (from her Off Broadway revue) performed by Green, Mario Cantone, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Brooks Ashmanskas, Jessica Molaskey, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Mary Testa, Billy Stritch, Kim Lindsay and The Tom Kitt Band. Recorded live at 2nd Stage Theater and Joe's Pub.

Tales of the CityTales of the City (Collector's Edition)
(Acorn Media - new on 3 DVDs)
Link to CD Universe
Complete set of PBS series with bonuses, unedited.

Queer as Folk Season 2Queer As Folk - The Complete 2nd Season
(Showtime - new on 6 DVDs)
Link to CD Universe
Showtime series features 20 episodes on 5 discs plus many bonuses.

Quintessential Peggy LeeThe Quintessential Peggy Lee
(Kultur - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1984 Atlantic City club show. Previously available on LD/VHS.


Released February 18 2003

And So It GoesAnd So It Goes
(Mosaik - new on CD)
Sian Phillips solo album. Includes songs by Kurt Weill, Jacques Brel, Rodgers and Hart and Billy Joel among others. Available at Footlight.com.

Anna KareninaAnna Kareninia - The Audio Musical
(LML - new on 2 CDs)
Ralph Chicorel score with studio cast including Lorna Dallas, Andrea Burns, Brian Noonan, Kit Carson, Ron Spivak, William Michals and Paul Stolarksy. 2nd disc includes narration of the tale of "Anna Karenina." Currently available at LMLMusic.com and Footlight.com. Store date April 1.

Brecht & Weill: The Threepenny Opera
(Teldec Classics - on CD)
Marlene Dietrich, Lotte Lenya, Carola Neher, Curt Bois, Kurt Gerron.

Trouble in TahitiBernstein: Trouble in Tahiti
(BBC/Naxos - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
German TV version. Stephanie Novacek, Toby Stafford-Allen, Carl Morgan Daymond, Mary Hegarty, Thomas Randle

Broadway My WayBroadway My Way
(Atlantic - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Linda Eder recording of showtunes. Some songs previously released.

The Color PurpleThe Color Purple (Special Edition)
(WBHV - new on 2 DVDs)
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Spielberg film with Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover. Bonuses: trailer, four new documentaries including "The Color Purple: The Musical" about the importance of music in the film.

I'll Do AnythingI'll Do Anything
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
James L. Brooks 1994 film, originally filmed as a musical (no extras expected).

MetropolisMetropolis - Restored Authorized Edition
(Kino - restored on DVD)
Link to CD Universe


Polly BergenPolly & Her Pop/Do Re Mi-Annie Get Your Gun
(Collectables - new on CD)
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Polly Bergen recordings.

Amanda GreenPut a Little Love in Your Mouth
(Hook Records - new on CD)
The Tongue-in-Cheek Songs of Amanda Green (from her Off Broadway revue) performed by Green, Mario Cantone, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Brooks Ashmanskas, Jessica Molaskey, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Mary Testa, Billy Stritch, Kim Lindsay and The Tom Kitt Band. Recorded live at 2nd Stage Theater and Joe's Pub. Currently available at Greenpiecemusic.com

You Can't Take It With YouYou Can't Take it With You
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
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1938 James Stewart, Jean Arthur film based on Kaufman/Hart play. Black and white.


February 11 2003

8 Women8 Women
(Universal - new on DVD)
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2002 French film, murder myster/spoof on '50s musicals. Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Dominique Lamure, Emmanuelle Beart, Fanny Ardant, Firmine Richard, Isabelle Huppert, Ludivine Sagnier, Romy Schneider, Virginie Ledoyen. English subtitles.

Autumn ManeuversAutumn Maneuvers
(Albany Music - new on 2 CDs)
Available at CD Universe
Ohio Light Opera cast recording of Emmerich Kalman opera with new English translation by Steven Daigle. First complete recording. Recorded live during 2002 Summer Festival. Cast includes Wade Woodward, Jacqueline Lengfelder and Lauren Beatty. Released in January.

Bryn Terfel in ConcertBryn Terfel In Concert
(Universal - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Extras.

By the Beautiful SeaBy the Beautiful Sea
(DRG - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
1954 musical starring Shirley Booth.

Essential Gershwin - 20 SongsEssential Gershwin: 20 of His Greatest Masterpieces
(Universal Classics/Decca - on 2 CDs)
Link to CD Universe
Collection of previously released tracks from several regional symphony orchestras and vocalists, including Patty Austin and Gregory Hines.

First Lady SuiteFirst Lady Suite
(ps classics - new on CD)
World premiere recording of the Michael John LaChiusa musical with Blank Theatre cast. Web release date at psclassics.com Store date is March 4.

The Glass MenagerieThe Glass Menagerie
(Broadway Archive/Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1973 TV production of Tennessee Williams play with Katherine Hepburn, Joanna Miles (Emmy winner), Michael Moriarty (Emmy winner).

Lauren Kennedy: Songs of JRBLauren Kennedy: Songs of Jason Robert Brown
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Kennedy's debut album features songs, arrangements, and music direction by Jason Robert Brown, with selections from "Last Five Years," "Parade," and "Songs for a New World," plus several songs previously unrecorded. Web release date at psclassics.com Store date is March 4.

The Music ManThe Music Man
(Disney - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Soundtrack for TV movie with Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth.

Paris '90Paris '90
(DRG - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Cornelia Otis Skinner '50s one woman show with songs.

Plain and FancyPlain and Fancy
(DRG - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Reissue of OBC recording of 1955 Hague/Horwitt musical. Barbara Cook's second Broadway show. New liner notes by Barbara Cook.

Stormy WeatherStormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen
(Sony Classical - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe.
Performers include Rufus Wainwright, Debbie Harry & The Jazz Passengers, Harold Arlen, Sandra Bernhard.

Those Dreaming YearsThose Dreaming Years
(Pearl/U.K. - new on CD)
Compilation of the cast recordings from Ivor Novello's Careless Rapture, The Dancing Years and King's Rhapsody

Under the StarsUnder the Stars
(Universal/Decca Broadway - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Bryn Terfel and Renée Fleming recording of showtunes. With Paul Gemignani conducting the Welsh National Opera Orchestra.


February 4 2003

An Affair to RememberAn Affair to Remember (Special Edition)
(Fox - on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr. Bonuses: Commentary by Marni Nixon and Film Historian Joseph McBride, AMC Backstory Episode: "An Affair to Remember", MovieTone newsreel, still gallery, and trailer.

The AmazonsThe Amazons
(Must Close Saturday - new on CD)
Original 2002 London cast recording of John Addison/David Heneker musical based on a 1971 comedy by Arthur Wing Pinero. Availabe at Footlight.com

Broadway Musicals of 1964Broadway Musicals of 1964
(Bayview - new on CD)
Town Hall concert recorded live, Monday June 10, 2002. Tom Andersen, Liz Callaway, Barbara Fasano, Alix Korey, Sharon McNight, Craig Rubano and Steven Brinberg as Barbra Streisand and Richard Skipper as Carol Channing. Hosted by Scott Siegel with the Ross Patterson Little Big Band. Songs from Funny Girl, Hello Dolly, Fiddler On The Roof, Anyone Can Whistle, What Makes Sammy Run, High Spirits, Foxy, Rugantino, Bajour, Fade-Out - Fade-In and first time recordings from Something More. Available now at Footlight.

Countess From Hong Kong
(Universal - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Marlon Brando film.

Driving Miss DaisyDriving Miss Daisy (Special Edition)
(Warner - on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Film version of Alfred Uhry play. Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman. Includes extras.

ElisabethElisabeth
(VX - new on CD)
Highlights of German 10th Anniversry concert recording of Sylvester Levay/Michael Kunze musical. Available at Footlight.com


Mildred Pierce
(Warner - on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1945 Joan Crawford film. Black and white. Includes new Joan Crawford documentary that recently aired on TCM.

Send Me No FlowersSend Me No Flowers
(Universal - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Link to CD Universe
Rock Hudson films.

Dinner With FriendsDinner With Friends
(Jellybean Records - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Soundtrack from HBO production of Donald Margulies play.

Here Comes CookieHere Comes Cookie/Love in Bloom/Six of a Kind
(Universal - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
George Burns and Gracie Allen.

Favorite Sport/BedfellowsMan's Favorite Sport?/Strange Bedfellows
(Universal - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Two Rock Hudson films.

Porgy & Bess and JamaicaPorgy & Bess/Jamaica
Link to CD Universe
(Collectables - new on 2 CDs)
Harry Belafonte twofer. Expected this week, but may be slightly delayed.

Prince & the PauperThe Prince and the Pauper
(JAY - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Off Broadway Lamb's Theatre cast recording. Now available at Lamb's Theatre.

The Thrill of It AllThe Thrill of It All
(Universal - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1963 film with James Garner and Doris Day.


February 7 2003

Broadway Musicals of 1964Broadway Musicals of 1964
(Bayview - new on CD)
Town Hall concert recorded live, Monday June 10, 2002. Tom Anderson, Liz Callaway, Barbara Fasano, Alix Korey, Sharon McKnight, Craig Rubano and Steven Brindberg as Barbra Streisand and Richard Skipper as Carol Channing. Hosted by Scott Siegel with the Ross Patterson Little Big Band. Songs from Funny Girl, Hello Dolly, Fiddler On The Roof, Anyone Can Whistle, What Makes Sammy Run, High Spirits, Foxy, Rugantino Bajour, Fade-Out - Fade-In and first time recordings from Something More. Store date.


Available the week of January 28

Anywhere I WanderAnywhere I Wander - Liz Callaway Sings Frank Loesser
(Fynsworth Alley - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Re-issue with a new cover and the additional song, "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year." Now available at FynsworthAlley.com

Death of a SalesmanDeath of a Salesman/Private Conversations
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1985 TV version of Arthur Miller play with Dustin Hoffman, Charles Durning, John Malkovitch. Also included, "Private Conversations" documentary with Miller and Hoffman.

The Ethel Merman Disco AlbumThe Ethel Merman Disco Album
(Fynsworth Alley - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
First official CD release of 1979 album. Includes bonus never-before-heard track. Store date.

Les Miserables HighlightsLes Miserables Highlights
(Universal/Decca - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
First ever OBC highlights CD.

Love SongLove Song
(Universal/Decca Broadway - on CD)
Compilation of original cast and solo tracks.

Pennies From HeavenPennies From Heaven
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1936 Bing Crosby film. Black and white.

St. Louis WomanSt. Louis Woman
(Universal/Decca Broadway - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Restored, previously deleted by Mercury, Encores! production.


Available the week of January 21

The Girl Most LikelyGirl Most Likely
(DRG - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Reissue of Capitol's 1957 soundtrack, long out of print. Songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. Jane Powell, Kaye Ballard, Keith Andes, Cliff Robertson, Tommy Noonan.

It's Always Fair WeatherIt's Always Fair Weather
(Rhino - on CD)
Expanded soundtrack. Individually numbered limited edition of 2500 copies. Available at RhinoHandmade.com

Murder on the Orient ExpressMurder on the Orient Express
(DRG - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Soundtrack reissue of Agatha Christie mystery. Composer Richard Rodney Bennett provides liner notes. Royal Opera House orchestra.

The PirateThe Pirate
(RhinoHandmade - new on CD)
Expanded MGM soundtrack. Individually numbered limited edition of 2500 copies. Available at RhinoHandmade.com

RedheadRedhead
(Fynsworth Alley - on CD)
Includes cut song "It Doesn't Take A Minute" (Liz Callaway), and two songs written for the show but unused: "You I Love" (Jennifer Piech & Mark Price) and "What Has She Got?" (Faith Prince). Now available at FynsworthAlley.com

Times Like These
(Koch Int'l - new on CD)
Heidi Grant Murphy sings (mostly) showtunes.

Wake Up and Dream
(ASV/Living Era - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Compilation of Georges Metaxa recordings

The Gay Caballero
(ASV/Living Era - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Compilation of Frank Crumit recordings.


Available the week of January 14

All About Eve Special EditionAll About Eve - Special Edition
(Fox - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1950 film with Bette Davis, Anne Baxter. Extras include commentary from Celeste Holm, Movie-Tone News clips, premiere footage, and trailers.

Lea Salonga Broadway ConcertThe Broadway Concert VCD
(BMG - new on VCD)
2002 Lea Salonga concert. Available at Footlight.com

Chicago SoundtrackChicago
(Sony/Epic - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Soundtrack to 2002 musical film.

Debbie Does DallasDebbie Does Dallas
(Sh-K-Boom - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Off Broadway play-with-music cast, including Sherie Renee Scott. Songs by Andrew Sherman, Tom Kitt, Erica Schmidt. Also available as pre-release from Sh-k-boom.

Essential George GershwinEssential George Gershwin
(Sony/Legacy - on 2 CDs)
Link to CD Universe
Previously released recordings compiled by Michael Feinstein and Didier C. Deutsch.

Gentleman's Agreement - Special EditionGentleman's Agreement - Special Edition
(Fox - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1948 film includes audio commentary by Gregory Peck and Celeste Holm, a photo gallery and trailers.

Love Songs by Johny MathisLove Songs
(Sony Legacy - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Remastered Johny Mathis compilation CD.

Love Songs by Peggy LeeLove Songs
(MCA - on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Remastered Peggy Lee compilation CD.


Available the week of January 7

Alice Adams
(Warner Home Video - new on DVD)
1935 Booth Tarkington film with Katherine Hepburn and Fred MacMurray.

The Best Little Whorehouse in TexasThe Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
(Universal Home Video - on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1982 musical film with Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds. Anamorphic widescreen and 2.0 Dolby surround. Bonuses: featurette, outtakes and trailer.

Flower Drum Song
(DRG - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Cast recording of 2002 Broadway production.

Easy Come, Easy GoEasy Come, Easy Go
(Paramount - new on DVD)

Link to CD Universe1967 Elvis Presley film.

Fun in AcapulcoFun in Acapulco
(Paramount - new on DVD)

Link to CD Universe1963 Elvis Presley film.

Girls! Girls! Girls!Girls! Girls! Girls!
(Paramount - new on DVD)

Link to CD Universe1962 Elvis Presley film.


Imitation of LIfeImitation of Life
(Universal - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
Lana Turner, John Gavin 1959 film.

The Man of La ManchaMan of La Mancha
(RCA Victor - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
Broadway revival cast recording. Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Ernie Sabella.

Musicality of PorterThe Musicality of Cole Porter
(JAY - new on CD)
Link to CD Universe
New and previous JAY cuts.

Paradies, Hawaiian StyleParadise, Hawaiian Style
(Paramount - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1966 Elvis Presley film.

Tap Your Troubles AwayTap Your Troubles Away
Link to CD Universe
(LML - new on 2 CDs)Actors Fund benefit to Jerry Herman. Recorded live in Los Angeles on November 10, 2001 with star-studded cast including: Carol Channing, Lucie Arnaz, Carole Cook, Wilson Cruz, Tyne Daly, Nancy Dussault, David Engel, Joely Fisher, Jason Graae, Brian Lane Green, Sam Harris, Marilu Henner, Jerry Herman, Dale Kristen, Angela Lansbury, Sharon Lawrence, Andrea Marcovicci, Donna McKechnie, Rod McKuen, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Rita Moreno, Hugh Panaro, Karen Morrow, Valerie Pettiford, Charlotte Rae, Lee Roy Reams, Douglas sills, Leslie Uggams and Jo-Anne Worley.

Tony
(Collectors' Choice Musicals/Sony Music Custom Marketing - new on CD)
Tony Perkins' mid-'50s Epic album, with bonus tracks of his singles for the label. Available at Collectors' Choice Webiste.

To Wong FooTo Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
(Universal - new on DVD)
Link to CD Universe
1995 film with Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo.




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