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CDs Now Available:
Cravings: Songs of Hunger & Satisfaction
(new on CD/mp3)
Belle Linda Halpern's show. "Everybody Eats When They Come to My House," "My Favorite Things," "I'm Not That Girl," "I Want It All / My Simple Christmas Wish," "I Can Cook, Too," "Peel Me a Grape," "My Handy Man," "I Was Here," "Roumania, Roumania," "Butter," "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup," "If I Can Dream," "Rocking Chair," "Abi Gezunt / Grateful." CD, download and clips available at CD Baby.
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
Gavin Creel: Get Out
(new digital release)
Gavin Creel's third independent release. Collaboration with songwriter and producer Ben Cullum. "Enough," "Get Out," "Whitney Houston," "Doin' It," "Beautiful or Wrong," "U Can't Ignore Me," "Sooner or Later," "Come Alive," "Whitney Houston (Sunhatch Remix)." Hard copy CD available at live performances.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
(Sony - new on Blu-Ray/DVD)
2011 feature film version of Yasmina Rez' play God of Carnage. Jodie Foster, John Reilly, Kate Winslet, and Christoph Waltz. Directed by Roman Polanski. 80 minutes.
Lucille Ball Specials: Lucy Moves to NBC
(MPI Home Video - new on DVD)
In this 1980 TV special, Lucille Ball comes out of retirement and teams with NBC. Johnny Carson, Jack Klugman, Gary Coleman, Gene Kelly, Gale Gordon, Robert Alda, Ruta Lee and Doris Singleton, plus Donald O'Connor and Gloria DeHaven in the final segment, a musical-comedy presentation intended as a TV series pilot.
BOOKs Now Available:
Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater (Broadway Legacies)
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Jeffrey Magee. Study of Berlin's work in and for the theater ... does not shy away the darker aspects of Berlin's career.
Mr. Broadway: The Inside Story of the Shuberts, the Shows, and the Stars
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
Memoir by Gerald Schoenfeld. Foreword by Hugh Jackman. Completed just one month before Gerald Schoenfeld's death in 2008 at the age of 84. Brings the reader backstage ... recounting nightmarish tales of the Shuberts, themselves, the meanness of Lee, the madness of JJ, the turmoil surrounding John's personal life, and the drunken ineptitude of Lawrence Shubert Lawrence, Jr. ... describes how he and his partner, Bernie Jacobs, saved the Shubert Organization, bringing some of Broadway's greatest hits to the stage. 304 pages. Two 8-page photo inserts.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
The Good Old Bad Old Days
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
1972 original cast recording of West End show. Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Anthony Newley, Paul Bacon, Keith Chegwin, George Claydon, Fred Evans, Bill Kerr, Terry Mitchell, Lesley Roach, Rob Stuart, Julia Sutton, Caroline Villiers. Pre-ordering at Kritzerland website.
Liza at the Winter Garden
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
1974 live Broadway recording. Overture ("Liza With A "Z"," "Ring Them Bells," "I Can See Clearly Now," "Maybe This Time," "Cabaret"), "If You Could Read My Mind/Come Back To Me," "Shine On Harvest Moon," "Exactly Like Me," "The Circle," "More Than You Know," "I’m One Of The Smart Ones," "Natural Man," "I Can See Clearly Now," "And I In My Chair (Et Moi Dans Mon Coin)," "There Is A Time (Le Temps)," "Quiet Thing," "Anywhere You Are/ I Believe You," "Cabaret Medley," "Curtain Bows / Cabaret," Bonus Live Tracks: "You and I," "It Had to Be You" and "My Shining Hour." Street date. Available on CD and digitally at MasterWorksBroadway.com April 3, a month before street date of May 8.
Book/CD RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project
(Easton Studio Press - Hardcover Book/CD)
Collection of lullabyes written by Broadway composers ( Stephen Schwartz, Bobby Lopez, Maury Yeston, Rupert Holmes, Marc Shaiman, Charles Strouse, Tom Kitt, Henry Krieger), performed by Broadway singers (Patti LuPone, Vanessa Williams, Sutton Foster, Raul Esparza, Brian D’Arcy James, Anika Noni Rose) on a CD bound into the book. Illustrated by book illustrators and Broadway designers (Jules Feiffer, Marc Simont, William Ivey Long, Tony Walton, Scott Pask, Seymour Chwast, Paul Zelinsky, Betsy Lewin, Sean Qualls and others). Benefits breast cancer research. Conceived and created by Kate Dawson and Jodi Glucksman. Foreword by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton. CD produced by Matt Pierson. 48 pages. Ages 3 and up.
Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff. Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.
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