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CDs Now Available:
Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant Original Cast Recording
(new on CD)
Score by Phil Olson & Paul Olson.
End of the Rainbow OLC U.S. Release
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD)
CD Universe | B&N
Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett in Judy Garland play with music, coming to Broadway. "Anything But Love/Just In Time," "Medley – The Bells Are Ringing for Me and My Gal / You Made me Love You/ The Trolley Song," "The Man That got Away," "When You're smiling the whole World Smiles With you," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Get Happy/By Myself," "When the sun Comes Out," "Smile," "I could go on Singing," "San Francisco," "Zing Went the Strings of my Heart," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (Bonus Track). Previously released in the UK and available at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.
Nine Lives, A Musical Adaptation (Volume 1)
(Mystery Street Records/Threadbare Records - on 2 CDs at Amazon/iTunes)
By Colman deKay and Paul Sanchez. Over one hundred musicians (mostly from New Orleans) with Michael Cerveris, Kevin Griffin, Michelle Shocked, Harry Shearer, Shamarr Allen, The Dixie Cups and Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Musical adaptation of the New York Times bestselling book "Nine Lives" by Dan Baum, an oral history of New Orleans in the forty years (1965-2005) between the hurricanes Betsy and Katrina as seen through the eyes of nine of its citizens. Album includes the first 24 songs imagined for a theatrical production. Also available directly from Mystery Street Records. Released March 1, 2011.
A Thurber Carnival
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - CD-R/mp3)
1960 original cast album of revue based on the works of James Thurber. Music by Don Elliott. Peggy Cass, Paul Ford, John McGiver, Alice Ghostley, Peter Turgeon, Wynne Miller, Margo Lungreen, and Charles Braswell. First time on CD.
War Horse Original Music and Songs from the National Theatre Production
(Masterworks - on CD/iTunes)
Music and songs from London production. Music by Adrian Sutton. Songs by John Tams. Previously available as an import.
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
Iron & Coal
(new on mp3/iTunes)
Score for new autobiographical rock theatrical song cycle by Jeremy Schonfeld.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
(Shout! Factory - new Blu-Ray/DVD)
CDU | B&N
HD live-in-theatre film version of Broadway musical. David Bryan and Joe DiPietro. Featuring Chad Kimball and Montego Glover. Also available at the Shubert Theatre and at the show's tour stops.
BOOKs Now Available:
Gilbert and Sullivan: Gender, Genre, Parody (Gender and Culture Series)
(Columbia Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Carolyn Williams. Focuses on Gilbert and Sullivan's creative and acute understanding of cultural formations.
My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan
(Random House - Hardcover/Kindle Book)
By Seth Rudetsky. Young adult novel for ages 12 and up.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
5/29/12: Alfie: Alfie Boe U.S. Release
(Decca - new on CD)
New solo album by Alfie Boe (Les Miserable Anniversary concert). "Being Alive," "Maria," "When I Fall In Love," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Music of the Night," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Song to the Siren" (with Robert Plant), "In My Daughter?s Eyes," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" (with Michael Ball), "Wheels of a Dream," "It Was a Very Good Year," "Who Am I," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Previously released in the UK and available at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.
4/24/12: Camelot 45th Anniversary Edition
(Warner - new on Blu-Ray digibook)
1967 film. Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero. Directed by Joshua Logan. Lerner & Loewe score. Features: audio commentary; featurettes Camelot: the Fallen Kingdom, Camelot: The Castle That Never Was, The Story of Camelot, The World Premier of Camelot; trailer. Also included, 36 pages of production information and CD sampler: "I Wonder What The King Is Doing Tonight?,"Camelot and the Wedding Ceremony," "How to Handle a Woman," "If Ever I Would Leave You - Love Montage."
3/6/12: Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot At The Symphony
(Concord Jazz - new on CD)
Companion CD to PBS concert to be shown nationally beginning March 3. "Life Of The Party," "I'm Not That Girl," "Love For Sale / Roxanne," "Funny Girl / Don't Rain On My Parade," "Asleep On The Wind," "No Day But Today," "Poker Face," "Gorgeous," "Look To The Rainbow," "Good Morning Walker / I Feel Smoochie," "Where Or When," "Heaven Help My Heart," "For Good," "Defying Gravity," "Tomorrow." With Taye Diggs and Marvin Hamlisch.
1/31/12: To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition
(Universal Studios - Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy set)
1962 film featuring Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Frank Overton, Rober Duvall, Brock Peters. Extras: Fearful Symmetry feature-length documentary on the making of To Kill a Mockingbird with cast and crew interviews and a visit to Author Harper Lee's hometown; A Conversation with Gregory Peck feature-length documentary with interviews, film clips, home movies; Academy Award Best Actor Acceptance Speech; Gregory Peck's memorable remarks upon receiving the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award; Cecilia Peck's farewell to her father given at the Academy in celebration of his life; Scout Remembers, Mary Badham shares her experiences working with Gregory Peck; feature commentary with Director Robert Mulligan and Producer Alan Pakula; original theatrical trailer of the film; 100 Years of Universal: Restoring The Classics in-depth look at the process of preserving the studio's film legacy.
3/6/12: Once Original Cast Recording
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Cast recording for Broadway-bound show. Score by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová (book by Edna Walsh) 2007 film. Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti, with David Abeles, Claire Candela, Will Connolly, Elizabeth Davis, David Patrick Kelly, Anne L. Nathan, Lucas Papaelias, Andy Taylor, Erikka Walsh, Paul Whitty, and J. Michael Zygo. Recorded January 17, 2012.
Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
10/9/12: Annie Get Your Gun (The Applause Libretto Library)
(Applause - new Paperback Book)
The original libretto and essays describing the history of the musical's productions.
5/1/12: The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Music on Film Series
(Limelight - Paperback Book)
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Oscar Hammerstein II Out of My Dreams
(Decca Broadway - on CD)
Companion CD to upcoming March PBS special comprised of previously issued tracks from Decca vault. "Getting To Know You" (Julie Andrews), "It Might As Well Be Spring" (Dick Haymes), "Do Re Mi" (Connie Fisher), "A Puzzlement" (Yul Brynner), "Mister Snow" (Sarah Brightman & Barbara Cook), "Some Enchanted Evening" (Reba McEntire & Brian Stokes Mitchell), "Love Look Away" (Rosemary Clooney), "If I Loved You" (Jan Clayton & John Raitt), "People Will Say We’re In Love" (Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts), "Dat’s Love" (Muriel Smith), "Ol’ Man River" (Simon Estes), "Out Of My Dreams" (Joan Roberts). Version sold through PBS will also include "Climb Ev’ry Mountain (Leslie Garrett), "All The Things You Are" (Tony Martin), "The Folks Who Live On The Hill" (Irene Dunne).
Added to December 2012:
One Touch of Venus Studio Cast Recording
(JAY Records - new on 2 CDs)
Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash score for 1943 musical. Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett, Ron Raines, Victoria Clark, Judy Kaye, Lauren Worsham, Michael "Tuba" McKinsey. Complete score plus two cut songs: "Vive La Difference" and "Who Am I?." Original orchestrations by Kurt Weill.
Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff. Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.
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