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October 14, 2014

100 Essays100 Essays I Don’t Have Time To Write: On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and Theater
(Faber & Faber - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Essays by Sarah Ruhl. Released 9/2/14.

Theater BoysChip Deffaa's Theater Boys
(Original Cast Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
New musical produced at Produced at the 13th Street Rep. David Cronin and Keith Anderson, with Jonah Mayor, Matt Nardozzi, Zack Riopelle, Ricky Schroeder, Cody Dericks, Andrew Lanctot, Matt Zanfagna, Chris Giordano—and the voice of Carol Channing. Sample clips, individual tracks, digital album, and CD at CD Baby.

FlemingChristmas in New York: Renée Fleming
(Decca - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Winter Wonderland" (with Wynton Marsalis), "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (with Gregory Porter), "Silver Bells" (with Kelli O Hara), "Merry Christmas Darling" (with Chris Botti), "Christmas Waltz," "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" (with Brad Mehldau), "Sleigh Ride" (with Wynton Marsalis), "Snowbound" (with Kurt Elling), "In the Bleak Midwinter" (with Rufus Wainwright), "Central Park Serenade" (with Gregory Porter), "The Man" (with the Bag), "Love and Hard Times" (with Brad Mehldau), "Still, Still, Still" (with Kurt Elling).

Cole Porter in HollywoodCole Porter in Hollywood: The John Wilson Orchestra
(Warner Classics - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Selections from Silk Stockings, Jubilee, The Pirate, Out Of This World, Kiss Me, Kate, Born To Dance, High Society, Leave It To Me!, Can-Can, Paris and Les Girls. "Stereophonic Sound," "Begin The Beguine," "Love of My Life," "From This Moment On," "Always True to You in My Fashion," "Wunderbar," "Easy to Love," "Josephine," "High Society Overture," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," "It's Alright with Me," "Let's Do It," "Les Girls," "Now You Has Jazz."

Poems by BeckettThe Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett by Samuel Beckett
(Grove Press - Hardcover Book)
Seán Lawlor and John Pilling, editors. Presents Beckett's poetry in the order it was composed, from pre-war to post-war, and contains previously unpublished and never-before-reprinted work. 528 pages.

Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi: Playing with Redemption
(Breaking Glass Pictures - new on DVD)
Feature documentary focusing on Terrence McNally's controversial Off-Broadway play, which imagines Jesus as a gay man living in Corpus Christi, Texas. Follows the troupe, Terrence, and audiences around the world on a five-year journey, where voices of protest and support collide on one of the central issues facing the LGBT community: religion. The play originally opened at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1998. 78 minutes. Also expected on VOD.

Down and UpDown & Up With Love: The Truth from Harold Arlen
(new digital album)
Jazz interpretations by Barbara Meyer & Phil Mattson. "A Sleepin' Bee," "Blues in the Night," "Down With Love," "I Could Be Good for You," "Come On, Midnight," "Hit the Road to Dreamland," "One for My Baby," "I Don't Think I'll End It All Today," "Last Night When We Were Young," "Hurt but Happy," "Out of This World," "That Old Black Magic." Sample clips, individual tracks, and digital album at CD Baby.

Linda KosutEasy Come Easy Go: The Music of Johnny Green
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Linda Kosut album. "The Turntable Song," "Hello My Lover, Goodbye," "I Cover the Waterfront," "Foolish Baby," "There's a Ring Around the Moon," "Betty Boop," "Am I in Another World," "I Wanna Be Loved," "You Wanna Keep Your Baby Looking Right," "I'm Yours," "Easy Come, Easy Go," "I Love a Mystery," "Candlelight," "Derry Down Dilly," "Body and Soul," "Gonna Fall in Love with You," "Never 'Til Now / The Song of Raintree County."

Idina Menzel Holiday WishesIdina Menzel: Holiday Wishes
(Warner Bros. - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Do You Hear What I Hear," "The Christmas Song," "Baby It's Cold Outside" (duet with Michael Bublé), "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "All I Want For Christmas Is You," "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?," "December Prayer," "When You Wish Upon A Star," "Silent Night," "River," "Holly Jolly Christmas," "White Christmas."

White Christmas Diamond Blu-ray setIrving Berlin's White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Edition
(Paramount - new Blu-ray/DVD set)
1954 musical film. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Jagger, Vera-Ellen, Mary Wickes. Disc 1 (Blu-ray): feature film in high definition; feature film with optional Sing-Along subtitle track; Commentary by Rosemary Clooney; Classic Holiday Moments; "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby on December 1, 1976; "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby featuring Michael Bublé on December 10, 2012; "Silent Night" by Bing Crosby on December 12, 1948; "Jingle Bells" by Danny Kaye and Nat King Cole on December 25, 1963; Danny Kaye reads from A Christmas Carol on December 22, 1965; Assignment Children with introduction by Michael Bublé; Backstage Stories from White Christmas; Bing Crosby: Christmas Crooner with Crosby's family members; Danny Kaye: Joy to the World; Irving Berlin's White Christmas the song; Rosemary's Old Kentucky Home tour of Rosemary Clooney's home in Augusta, Kentucky; White Christmas: From Page to Stage; about the Broadway musical; White Christmas: A Look Back with Rosemary Clooney; White Christmas photo galleries. Disc 2 (DVD): feature film in Standard Definition; commentary by Rosemary Clooney. Disc 3 (DVD): same as 2 with optional sing-along subtitle track. Bonus Music CD (radio performances) "Winter Wonderland" (Rosemary Clooney), "Deck the Halls/Away in a Manger/O, Little Town of Bethlehem/The First Noel" (Bing Crosby), "Waltz Around the Christmas Tree" (Danny Kaye), "Marshmallow World" (Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald), "The Christmas Song" (Rosemary Clooney), "Just What I Wanted For Christmas" (Bing Crosby), "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (Rosemary Clooney) "Jingle Bells" (Danny Kaye & Peggy Lee), "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Bing Crosby & Judy Garland), "Home For The Holidays" (Rosemary Clooney), "Some Children See Him" (Danny Kaye), "The Night Before Christmas" (Bing Crosby).

TabernacleLet the Season In: Mormon Tabernacle Choir
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
New holiday album with the Choir, Deborah Voigt and voice actor John Rhys-Davies. Music that celebrates the work of Charles Dickens. "Christmas Is Coming," "On This Merriest Christmas Day," "The Holly and the Ivy," "And There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field," "Magnificat," "Et exsultavit spiritus meus," "Gloria Patri," "Ring Those Christmas Bells," "The Twelve Days after Christmas," "Christmas Wishes," "Polonaise (exerpt) from Christmas Eve," "Dance of the Tumblers (exerpt) from The Snow," "Procession of the Nobles (exerpt) from Mlada," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Coventry Carol," "Luke 2: The Christmas Story," "Angels, from the Realms of Glory," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."

Johnny RabeThe Lights of Broadway: by Johnny Rabe
(new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Johnny Rabe (Ralphie, 2012 A Christmas Story on Broadway). "Half the Battle ," "Red Ryder ," "Go the Distance ," "Disneyland ," "Don't Rain On My Parade ," "Prince Ali ," "Let It Go ," "Gypsy Medley: Everything's Coming Up Roses/Let Me Entertain You/Together Wherever We Go/Broadway/If Momma Was Married/All I Need Is the Girl," "As If We Never Said Goodbye ," "Johnny One Note." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album at CD Baby.

A Feinstein ChristmasA Michael Feinstein Christmas
(Concord Jazz - new on CD/mp3 w/ digital booklet/iTunes)
"The Christmas Song," "Sleigh Ride," "There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays," "Winter Wonderland," "White Christmas," "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," "A Christmas Love Song," "The Christmas Waltz," "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?."

NPHNeil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
(Crown Archetype/Random House - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook read by the author)
Autobiography plus magic tricks, cocktail recipes ... and even a closing song. 304 pages. [listen to the Audiobook clip about Les Mis]

Peter and the Starcatcher Acting EditionPeter and the Starcatcher (Acting Edition)
(Disney Editions - Paperback Book)
Script for the Broadway play by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Greg Call ("Peter and the Starcatchers").

Lord of the Rings posterThe Lord of the Rings Repro Poster

(Dress Circle - new poster)
Musical at The Royal Drury Lane May 2007. Framed poster. Length 50cm / Width 30cm. Available at Dress Circle


Not My Father's SonNot My Father's Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming
(Dey Street Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook read by the author)
Acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career. Paperback version to be released 5/5/15.

ShineShine: Lullabies for Everyone
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Suzanne Jamieson Selmo sings. "Stay Awake," "Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)," "Here Comes the Sun," "I'll Miss You Til the Morning," "Moonlight in Vermont," "Good Night," "What a Wonderful World," "Baby Mine," "Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)," "Goodnight, My Someone," "Smile," "Distant Melody," "This Quiet Room," "Edelweiss."

Storefront ChurchStorefront Church
(TCG - Paperback Book)
John Patrick Shanley play. Final installment in his "Church and State" trilogy (with Doubt and Defiance).

Barbra Streisand PhotoStreisand: In the Camera Eye
(Abrams - Hardcover Book)
James Spada, editor. Collection of 170 of the most compelling photographs of Barbra Streisand, chosen for their rarity, beauty, and insight into Streisand's multifaceted life and career. Most have never been published before. From her early days on Broadway, including Funny Girl, to her TV specials, to her work as an actress in films such as Hello, Dolly!, The Way We Were, and A Star Is Born, to her concerts, as well as personal moments away from the set and stage. Taken by some of the greatest names in photography, including Philippe Halsman, Francesco Scavullo, Douglas Kirkland, Bob Willoughby, and Cecil Beaton. Seven essays by Spada introduce the various periods of Streisand's adult life, with substantial anecdotal and quote-filled captions. 288 pages.

Venus in Fur Venus in Fur
(MPI Home Video - new on DVD)
2013 film adaptation of David Ives play. Starring Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner. Directed by Roman Polanski.

Victory at SeaVictory At Sea - Volumes 1, 2 & 3
(Jasmine Music - new on 2 CDs)
Remastered tracks from Richard Rodgers and Robert Russell Bennett soundtrack for 1950s television documentary series. "The Song of the High Seas," "The Pacific Boils Over," "Guadalcanal March," "D-Day," "Hard Work And Horseplay," "Theme of the Fast Carriers," "Beneath the Southern Cross," "Mare Nostrum," "Victory At Sea," "Fire On the Waters," "Danger Down Deep," "Mediterranean Mosaic," "The Magnetic North," "Allies On the March," "Voyage Into Fate," "Peleliu," "The Sound of Victory," "Rings Around Rabaul," "Full Fathom Five," "The Turkey Shoot," "Ships That Pass," "Two If by Sea," "The Turning Point," "Symphonic Scenario (The Melodic Story)."

Wicked ProgramWicked 2014 London Souvenir Brochure

(Dress Circle - new paperback)
Official souvenir program from the current London production of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Includes full colour photos and full cast list from the show. Kerry Ellis, Savannah Stevenson, Jeremy Taylor, Paul Clarkson. 26 pages. Available at Dress Circle



October 7, 2014

I'm HipAna Gasteyer: I'm Hip
(Henry's Girl Records - new digital album on mp3/iTunes)
"One Mint Julep," "I'm Hip," "Cheek to Cheek," "Sister Kate," "The Book of Love," "Crazy People," "Shopping Around," "A Proper Cup of Coffee," "(Theme From) Valley of the Dolls," "Before He Cheats," "I Wantcha Around," "Defying Gravity."

Lady PartsAndrea Martin's Lady Parts
(Harper - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Memoir by the multiple Tony and Emmy-awarding winning actress and comedienne. 272 pages.

Christine PediChristine Pedi: Good to Mama
(new digital album)
"When You're Good to Mama," "Thanks a Lot but No Thanks," "But Not for Me," "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Anyplace I Hang My Hat Is Home," "Count Your Blessings_pennies from Heaven," "Down With Love," "Dear Friend," "If I Were a Bell," "Mama a Rainbow," "Lady Is a Tramp," "Vodka." Sample clips, tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

Drama HighDrama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater
(Riverhead Trade - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Paperback version of Michael Sokolove 2013 book about Levittown, Pennsylvania's Harry S Truman High School and its drama director Lou Volpe. 368 pages.

The Embassy LabelThe Embassy Label: Songs From Stage & Screen
(Acrobat - on 3 CDs)
90 tracks. [Reports describe straight transfers from LPs of varying quality.]

HamHam: Slices of a Life: True Life Tales
(Gallery Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Collection of 16 personal essays by Sam Harris.

Holiday Inn Blu-rayHoliday Inn (Blu-ray + Digital HD with UltraViolet)
(Universal Studios - new Blu-ray)
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire 1942 holiday classic. In black and white, and a colorized version. Includes: digital copy; UltraViolet; A Couple of Song and Dance Men; All-Singing All-Dancing; feature commentary by Ken Barnes including archive audio comments from Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, and John Scott Trotter; theatrical trailer; Coloring a Classic.

Jim Brickman ChristmasJim Brickman: On a Winter's Night: The Songs and Spirit of Christmas
(Green Hill - Amazon exclusive CD/mp3)
Pianist Jim Brickman with Kenny Rogers, John Oates, Jana Kramer, Anne Cochran, John Trones and Tracy Silverman. "Joy to the Night," "All I Want for Christmas Is You," "That Silent Night (featuring Kenny Rogers)," "Away in a Manger/Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella," "Bethlehem Sunrise," "I Wish It Was Christmas All Year (featuring Anne Cochran)," "Blue Christmas," "Ol Saint Nick," "Night Before Christmas (featuring John Oates)," "Christmas in Brazil (featuring Tracy Silverman)," "Holly, Ivy & Mistletoe," "A Celtic Night (Oiche Nuin) (featuring Orla Fallon & John Trones)," "Roses in December," "Through the Night," Bonus Track "Clouds (tribute to Zach Sobiech, featuring Jana Kramer).

Mark JennettMark Jennett: Everybody Says Don't
(Jazzizit Records Limited - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Vocal/instrumental jazz interpretations. "Everybody Says Don't," "Are You There with Another Boy," "Wives and Lovers," "Some People," "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This," "How Long Has This Been Going On," "Just One of Those Things," "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught," "Hurry, It's Lovely up Here," "Oh, Look at Me Now," "Train in the Distance," "Mixed up Guy / Magic Garden," "Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear," "Slow Boat to China."

Happy Christmas poppetLes Misérables Happy Christmas poster

(Dress Circle - Reproduction poster
)
Printed on top gloss poster paper. Length 50cm / Width 30cm.

Oklahoma! Blu-rayOklahoma! Blu-ray
(Fox Home Entertainment - new Blu-ray/DVD/Digital)
Single release from the recent Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection set. With Todd-AO restoration and CinemaScope versions. Also being release from the same set, The King and I and South Pacific.

Old VicThe Old Vic: The Story of a Great Theatre - From Kean to Olivier to Spacey
(Faber & Faber - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)By Terry Coleman. 240 pages.

RobertaRoberta
(New World Records - new on 2 CDs/mp3)
First recording of the complete score in its original orchestrations by Kern's orchestrator-of-choice, Robert Russell Bennett. Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach score. Conducted by Rob Berman. Kim Criswell, Annalene Beechey, Jason Graae, Diana Montague, Patrick Cummings, Laura Daniels, Jeanne Lehman, John Molloy, Eamonn Mulhall, Tally Sessions. Disc: 1: "Let's Begin," "Lindy Hop," "Madrigal," "You're Devastating," Dialogue 1, "Finaletto," Dialogue 2, "You're Devastating: Stephanie's Reprise," Dialogue 3, "Yesterdays," Dialogue 4, Dialogue 5, "Something Had to Happen," "Rhapsody in Prose," Dialogue 6, "The Touch of Your Hand," "Scene and Trio," "Scene and Sidonie's Reprise," "Opening of Scene 4," "Fashion Show," "I'll Be Hard To Handle," "Yesterdays Dance," "Act One Finale"; Disc: 2, "Entr'Acte," "Hot Spot," Dialogue 7, Scene: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Dialogue 8, "Let's Begin: Reprise 1," "Dance Scene," Dialogue 9, "Something Had to Happen: Reprise," Dialogue 10, "Let's Begin: Reprise 2 and Sewing DeptDance," "Don't Ask Me Not to Sing," "The Touch of Your Hand: Party Performance," "Scene Change," "Wardrobe Scene," "Clementina," "Reprises: I'll Be Hard to Handle & Let's Begin," "Finale Ultimo," "Appendix: Armful of Trouble," "Appendix: I Won't Dance," "Appendix: Lovely to Look At," "Exit Music," "Song: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."

Eydie GormeSince I Fell for You: Eydie Gorme
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1981 album, CD reissue with six bonus tracks. "Since I Fell for You," "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," "You re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You," "Come In from the Rain," "Send in the Clowns," "What ll I Do," "God Bless the Child," "The First Time," "Round Midnight," "But He Was Good for Me," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Like Someone in Love," "Didn't We," "If," "Don t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," "Would You Believe." Arrangements by Don Costa, Michel Legrand, Peter Matz, Jack Elliot and Nelson Riddle. Also being released, a 1970s Edye Gorme twofer of Tonight I'll Say a Prayer/It Was a Good Time albums.

Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty: Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection
(Disney - new on 2 CDs)
Disc one: the original soundtrack; Disc two, new Lost Chords collection: Outtakes "It Happens I Have a Picture," "Riddle, Diddle, One, Two, Three," and "Evil, Evil performed by voices including Hans Conried Verna Felton, Barbara Jo Allen and Bill Thompson, and new renditions of those sung by Dennis Kyle, Randy Crenshaw, Cindy Robinson and Kevin Michael Richardson; two album-version songs from Sleeping Beauty, Disneyland, "Blue Bird / I Wonder" and "Woodland Symphony / Once Upon a Dream" performed by Mary Costa and Bill Lee; "Sleeping Beauty Overture " and "Love Theme from Sleeping Beauty from Disney's 1961 The Parent Trap.

Tess of the D'UrbervillesTess of the D'Urbervilles Original Cast Recording
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
Stephen Edwards/Justin Fleming score. Based on the Thomas Hardy book. UK cast. Includes the full length album with highlights from the complete unreleased studio cast recording, and the original 6 track EP by the Original London Cast. OLC: Philippa Healey, Alasdair Harvey, Jonathan Monks. Studio Cast: Eliza Lumley, Heather Craney, Deborah Stokes, Cathy Sara, Mark Umbers, Martin Crewes. Recorded at Angel Studios, London – October 14th, 1999. OLC: "Who's Spinning the Wheel?," "Do I Love Her?," "Guide, Philosopher and Friend," "Save My Soul," "Leaving the Past Behind," "I Have Your Love; Studio Cast: "Water Meadows," "I'd Marry Him Tomorrow," "Can I Trust Him?," "In the Twilight of the Morning," "The Wedding," "I Fear His Gaze," "Chaseborough Market," "The Old Chase Wood," "Sorrow," "Birds of the North Star," "Threshing Field," "Come Back to Me," "River of Regret," "Angel Returns," "Stonehenge." Also available directly from the UK on 9/29 at StageDoorRecords.com and Dress Circle
. Should be available as an Amazon import soon.

When I Grow UpWhen I Grow Up: Brittany D. Simmons
(new digital album)
Musical theatre songs, classics, new compositions and one Lady Gaga song. Arranged in a bluegrass acoustic sound. "Another Hundred People" (Company), "Dream Job" (by Kevin Fogarty), "Sailing" (A New Brain), "Speechless" (by Lady Gaga), "No One Is Alone" (Into the Woods), "Sense of Direction" (by Kevin Fogarty), "Here I Am" (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), "Maybe This Time (Cabaret), "Perfectly Happy" (by Kevin Fogarty), "When I Grow Up" (Matilda). Sample clips, tracks and digital album at CD Baby.

And the World Goes RoundAnd the World Goes Round
(Kritzerland - new on 2 CDs)
New studio cast recording of the complete show. Kander & Ebb score. Brent Barrett, Kyra Da Costa, Jason Graae, Christiane Noll and Kristin Towers-Rowles. Musical direction by Joshua Eli Kranz. Produced by Bruce Kimmel. Also includes the various playoffs for some songs. Disc One: "And the World Goes Round," "Yes," "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup," "The Happy Time," "Colored Lights," "Sara Lee," "Arthur in the Afternoon," "Crossover#1," "My Coloring Book," "I Don’t Remember You/Sometimes a Day Goes By," "And All That Jazz," "Class," "Mr. Cellophane," "Me and My Baby," "There Goes the Ballgame," "How Lucky Can You Get?," "The Rink"; Disc Two: "Entr’acte," "Ring Them Bells," "Kiss of the Spiderwoman," "Only Love," "Marry Me," "A Quiet Thing," "Shoes Dance," "Pain," "The Grass Is Always Greener/The Grass Is Always Greener (reprise)," "Crossover #2," "We Can Make It/Maybe This Time/Isn’t It Better?," "Crossover #3," "Money, Money," "Cabaret," "New York, New York," "And the World Goes Round Finale," "New York New York Bows," "And All That Jazz" play-off, "Me and My Baby" play-off, "Ring Them Bells" play-off, "Shoes Dance Tag" play-off, "Pain" play-off, "Money, Money" play-off. Available at Kritzerland.com

Ziegfeld PosterZiegfeld framed Poster

(Dress Circle - reproduction poster)
From musical that flopped twice at the London Palladium. The artwork in this poster is from when the show first opened with Len Cariou in the title role. Ready framed length 50cm / width 30cm.


October 1, 2014

American MusicalsAmerican Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of 16 Broadway Classics, 1927-1969 Boxed Set
(Library of Congress - Hardcover Book)
Two-volume set by Laurence Masion (The South Pacific Companion, Broadway: The American Musical, Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds). Based on new research, presenting the complete libretto of each musical in its Broadway opening night version. Show Boat, As Thousands Cheer, Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, On the Town, Finian's Rainbow, Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, The Pajama Game, My Fair Lady, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, 1776. Includes hard-to-find or previously unpublished supplementary items, lyrics, and songs cut or added in revivals. 64 pages of photographs and other images drawn from the original productions; biographical sketches of the book writers and lyricists; cast lists and other information about the shows' Broadway openings; detailed accounts of the path each show took on the road to Broadway; 16 full-color postcards reproducing the original show posters. 1600 pages.

American Musicals 1927-1949American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics, 1927-1949
(Library of Congress - Hardcover Book)
By Laurence Masion (The South Pacific Companion, Broadway: The American Musical, Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds). Show Boat, As Thousands Cheer, Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, On the Town, Finian's Rainbow, Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific. Includes hard-to-find or previously unpublished supplementary items, lyrics, and songs cut or added in revivals. 32 pages of photographs and other images drawn from the original productions; biographical sketches of the book writers and lyricists; cast lists and other information about the shows' Broadway openings; detailed accounts of the path each show took on the road to Broadway. 800 pages

American Musicals 1950-1969American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics, 1950-1969
(Library of Congress - Hardcover Book)
By Laurence Masion (The South Pacific Companion, Broadway: The American Musical, Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds). Guys and Dolls, The Pajama Game, My Fair Lady, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, 1776. Includes hard-to-find or previously unpublished supplementary items, lyrics, and songs cut or added in revivals. 32 pages of photographs and other images drawn from the original productions; biographical sketches of the book writers and lyricists; cast lists and other information about the shows' Broadway openings; detailed accounts of the path each show took on the road to Broadway. 800 pages

Watson IntelligenceThe (Curious Case of The) Watson Intelligence
(Samuel French - Paperback Book)
Madeleine George, Pulitzer Prize finalist play.

Dave KozDave Koz & Friends: The 25th Of December
(Concord Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Saxophonist Dave Koz with guest singers. "The First Noel," "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (featuring Johnny Mathis), "This Christmas" (featuring Eric Benet), "Do You Hear What I Hear" (featuring Gloria Estefan), "My Grown Up Christmas List" (featuring Heather Headley), "Another Silent Night" (featuring Richard Marx), "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (featuring Kenny G), "The 25th of December" (featuring BeBe Winans), "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" (featuring India.Aire)" (featuring Trombone Shorty), "O Holy Night" (featuring Jonathan Butler), "Medley: O Come All Ye Faithful / Angels We Have Heard On High / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (featuring Fantasia), "All You Need Is Love" (featuring Eric Benet)" (featuring Johnny Mathis)" (featuring Heather Headley)" (featuring Richard Marx)" (featuring Jonathan Butler)" (featuring Maysa)" (featuring BeBe Winans)" (featuring Gloria Estefan)" (featuring Stevie Wonder).

Duo!Duo!: The Best Scenes for Mature Actors
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Stephen Fife. From plays including Long Day's Journey into Night, Death of a Salesman, The Price, Glengarry Glen Ross, Fences, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , and more recent August: Osage County, Good People, God of Carnage . Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Simon Gray, and Peter Nichols.

Holiday for Swing: Seth McfarlaneHoliday for Swing: Seth MacFarlane
(Universal Republic - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Seth McFarlane's first holiday album. Arranger and producer Joey McNeely and a 52-piece orchestra. Recorded at the Abbey Road Studios. Musicians in the orchestra include Peter Erskine on the drums and former Frank Sinatra bassist Chuck Berghoffer. "Let It Snow," "Christmas Dreaming," "I ll Be Home For Christmas," "Little Jack Frost Get Lost," "Snow," "Marshmallow World," "What Are You Doing New Years Eve," "Baby It's Cold Outside," "Mele Kalikimaka," "Warm December," "Moonlight In Vermont," "Everybody's Waiting For The Man With The Bag," "The Christmas Song." Vinyl version coming October 14.

An IliadAn Iliad
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, adapted from Homer's Iliad by Robert Fagles.

The InnocentsThe Innocents Blu-ray
(Criterion Collection - new Blu-ray)
1961 film based on the Henry James novella "Turn of the Screw" and the 1950 Broadway play written by William Archibald, who wrote the screenplay with Truman Capote. Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Pamela Franklin, Clytie Jessop, Isla Cameron. Directed by Jack Clayton. New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray; audio commentary featuring cultural historian Christopher Frayling; new interview with cinematographer John Bailey on director of photography Freddie Francis and the look of the film; archival interviews with editor James Clark, Francis, and script supervisor Pamela Francis; trailer. Also included: essay by critic Maitland McDonagh. 100 minutes.

Kerry EllisKE: Kerry Ellis
(new import CD/mp3/iTunes)
UK (My Fair Lady, We Will Rock You) and Broadway (Wicked) actress. Features songs from her recent stage show at the London Palladium. "Let It Go," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Take That Look Off Your Face," "As Long As He Needs Me," "Who Will Buy," "Street Where You Live," "I Dreamed a Dream," "The Way We Were," "Gimme Love," "Alfie," "Time Of My Life." Also available directly from the UK at Dress Circle


The Last ShipSting: The Last Ship
(Cherry Tree - new on DVD)
Live at the Public Theater recording broadcast on PBS. Sting, Rob Mathes, Kathryn Tickell and others perform songs from the album and upcoming Broadway show. 83 minutes.

London StageThe London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
Second and updated edition of book in series by J.P. Wearing. Chronological calendar of more than 3,100 productions at 52 major central London theatres from the first of January, 1950, through the 31st of December, 1959. during this period. For each production: Title, Author, Theatre, Performers, Personnel, Opening and Closing Dates, Number of Performances. Other details include genre of the production, number of acts, and a list of reviews. Comment section includes other interesting information, such as plot description, first-night reception by the audience, noteworthy performances, staging elements, and details of performances in New York either prior to or after the London production.

OliverOliver!: A Dickensian Musical
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
Marc Napolitano writes of how Oliver!'s popularity has made a significant influence on two cultural trends: the view of the culture text of Dickens's Oliver Twist and to move the English musical forward

Playbill Broadway Yearbook 2013-2014The Playbill Broadway Yearbook: June 2013 to May 2014: Tenth Annual Edition
(Playbill Books/Applause Books - new hardcover book)
Information, photos (more than 4,000, many in color) and memorabilia from the entire 2013-2014 Broadway season (the more than 70 Broadway shows that ran during the season), plus coverage of many other events, including "Gypsy of the Year," "Broadway Bares," "Forbidden Broadway," and the annual Broadway League softball championship players, and reports from a representative of each show on opening night presents, daily rituals, celebrity visits, ghostly encounters, favorite health tips and regimens, memorable ad-libs, etc. 400 pages.

Strictly Hollywood Poster PackPoster Pack: Strictly Hollywood
(Carlton Publishing - Paperback)
Eight posters, some full color and some black and white: Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in An American in Paris; Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time; Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly in High Society; Betty Garrett, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, Gene Kelly, Jules Munshin, and Vera Ellen in On the Town; Marge and Gower Champion in Show Boat; Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain; The Jets dancing in West Side Story; and Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in Funny Face. 8 pages; 12.7 x 5.3 inches.

Here Lies Love RemixThe Remix Collection from Here Lies Love
(Virtual Label - new CD/mp3)
"The World Isn't Perfect" Ladies In Blue Remix), "It's So Hot Today" How Are You Remix), "Here Lies Love" Club Millennium Mix), "Watching History" When She Passed By Remix), "Disco With George" Dancing Together Remix), "Puffy White Clouds" Sugartime Baby Remix), "Please Do" Please Don't Remix), "OOOOOOOH!" Child of the Philippines Remix), "Fabulous Yellow Pills" Walk Like A Woman Remix), "Good, Good, Good" The Whole Man Remix), "Oh, Imelda" Poor Me Remix), "Sing For Them" Here Lies Love/Every Drop of Rain Remix), "Solano Avenue Shakedown" Solano Avenue Remix), "Precious Little Children" You'll Be Taken Care Of Remix). All profits from sales of these remixes go to Gawad Kalinga, an organization based in the Philippines that aims to end poverty for 5 million families by 2024. Every purchase or download sends money to the Philippines.

Don't Bother to KnockShepley Metcalf & Ron Roy: Don't Bother to Knock
(new CD/mp3/iTunes)
Features one standard and thirteen charming songs from the 1930s to '50s that have been rarely recorded since their debut. "Don't Bother to Knock," "Have Feet, Will Dance," "You're Not the Only Oyster in the Stew," "Meet Me Where They Play the Blues," "They Say," "I Gotta Get Myself Somebody to Love," "I'd Love to Make Love to You," "No Soap, No Hope, No Mouse, No House Blues," "My Future Just Passed," "The Getaway and the Chase," "What Goes Up (Must Come Down)," "Have You Forgotten so Soon," "Like Someone in Love / Everytime I'm With You," "Walk It Off." Sample clips, tracks, CD and digital album available at CD Baby.

Stage Fright soundtrackStage Fright
(Lakeshore Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Soundtrack for new movie musical comedy that "that mixes heavy metal rock with a full orchestral sound." Performances by Meat Loaf, Minnie Driver, Allie MacDonald and the Metal Killer. Music and lyrics by Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion. Film was released on Blu-ray on July 8.

Tamar of the RiverTamar of the River
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CDiTunes)
Prospect Theatre cast recording of score by Marisa Michelson and Joshua H. Cohen. Margo Seibert, Ako, Erik Lochtefeld, Mike Longo, Vince B. Vincent, Jen Anaya, Adam Bashian, Margot Bassett, Troy Burton, Tamrin Goldberg, Mary Kate Morrissey, Jeremy Greenbaum (The Fantasticks) and Aaron Komo. Recorded 3/31/14.

ChurchillThe Theatre of Caryl Churchill (Critical Companions)
(Bloomsbury Methuen - Paperback Book)
By R. Darren Gobert. Documents and analyses the major plays and productions of one of Britain’s greatest and most innovative playwrights, drawing on hundreds of never-before-seen archival sources from the US and the UK.

This Is Our YouthThis Is Our Youth: Broadway Edition
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Kenneth Lonergan play.

Two BoysTwo Boys
(Nonesuch - new on 2 CDs/iTunes)
Nico Muhly opera recorded live at Metropolitan Opera. David Robertson conductor; libretto by Craig Lucas; directed by Barlett Sher. Alice Coote, Paul Appleby, Jennifer Zetlan, Caitlin Lynch, Sandra Piques Eddy, Judith Forst, Christopher Bolduc and Keith Miller.

VeniceVenice
(Ghostlight - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Public Theater cast album of Matt Sax and Eric Rosen's futuristic rock musical (additional music by Curtis Moore). Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Damiano, Emilee Dupre, Claybourne Elder, Semhar Ghebremichael, Jonathan David, Leslie Odom Jr., Victoria Platt, Angela Polk, Devin L. Roberts, Matt Sax, Haaz Sleiman, Manuel Stark.


September 16, 2014

Ann Hampton CallawayAnn Hampton Callaway - From Sassy To Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project
(Shanachie - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. "Introduction," "I'm Gonna Live 'Till I Die," "A Night In Tunisia (Interlude)," "Misty," "In A Mellow Tone," "Chelsea Bridge," "Whatever Lola Wants," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Mean To Me," "Wave," "Send In The Clowns," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love/That's All," "Un Bel Di/Poor Butterfly."

Betty BuckleyBetty Buckley: Ghostlight
(Palmetto Records/MRI - new on CD/mp3/iTunes/limited art box w/ 2 vinyl records)
Live recording with Betty Buckley and longtime friend and producer T Bone Burnett. Produced by T Bone Burnett. Recorded at the Village Studios in Los Angeles. T Bone Burnett on electric guitar, with Tom Canning, Bill Frisell, David Piltch, Matt Betton, Charlie Bisharat, Cameron Stone, Chas Smith. "Come to Me Bend to Me," "If You Go Away," "Blue Skies," "Throw It Away," "Lazy Afternoon," "Bewitched," "This Nearly Was Mine," "Body and Soul," "Comin Back to Me," "Dreamsville," "Take It with Me When I Go," "Where Time Stands Still." Vinyl set includes 24-page booklet of photos and notes; and Bootleg: Boardmixes from the Road, the promo CD for Ghostlight. CD version also includes a booklet.

Complete Miss SaigonThe Complete Recording of Boublil and Schönberg's Miss Saigon
(First Night - import 2 CDs)
Reissue of 1995 double CD studio recording. Alain Boublil, Richard Maltby, Jr., Claude-Michel Schönberg score. Joanna Ampill Peter Cousens And Ruthie Henshall. Disc One: "Overture/Back Stage Dreamland ," "The Heat Is On In Saigon," "The Movie In My Mind," "The Transaction," "The Dance," "Why God Why?," "This Money's YourS," "Sun And Moon," "The Telephone Song," "The Deal," "The Wedding Ceremony," "Thuy's Arrival   Unknown ," "The Last Night of The World," "The Morning of The Dragon," "I Still Believe," "Back In Town," "Thuy's Death/You Will Not Touch Him," "If You Want To Die In Bed," "Kim & Engineer," "I'd Give My Life For You"; Disc two: "Entr'acte," "Bui Doi," "The Revelation," "What A Waste," "Please," "Chris Is Here," "Kim's Nightmare," "Room 317," "Now That I've Seen Her," "The Confrontation," "The American Dream."

Fiddler on the Roof original librettoFiddler on the Roof: Based on Sholem Aleichem's Stories
(Crown - Hardcover Book)
By Joseph Stein. Released to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Broadway premiere (and to preempt the next Broadway revival, scheduled for 2015), the full text and lyrics from the original production.

The FlickThe Flick
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Annie Baker play. Presented at Playwrights Horizons in spring 2013. 200 pages.

The IliadThe Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation
(Macmillan Audio - Audiobook/Audible Edition/)
Robert Fitzgerald translation, narrated by Dan Stevens.

PosterInto the Woods Phoenix Theatre Repro framed folio poster

(new poster)
Reproduction poster from the original London production of 1990. Printed on top gloss poster paper. Ready framed: length 50cm / width 30cm. Limited number. Available at Dress Circle


Life OzLIFE The Wizard of Oz: 75 Years Along the Yellow Brick Road
(Life - Hardcover Book)
Heavily-illustrated book revisits behind-the-scenes photography of the film shoot, shots from from the Culver City set, and also of the music being recorded, plus intimate pictures of the stars and their families. Also uncovers photography of the associated events: Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney performing live on stage for the first three weeks of the movie's run. Commentary by TIME movie critic Richard Corliss and others. Also covers the affect of the movie on the nation's film industry and culture. 176 pages.

Joyce Breach with Mike RenziMoments Like This: by Joyce Breach with Mike Renzi
(new on CD/digital)
With Jay Leonhart, Buddy Williams, Harry Allen, Jay Berliner. "A Journey to a Star," "I Like You, You're Nice," "Moments Like This," "I'm in Love Again," "(There Ought to Be A) Moonlight Saving Time," "Waiting for the Train to Come In," "Dancing On a Dime," "They Say It's Wonderful," "Sunday Afternoon," "I'll Only Miss Him When I Think of Him," "Inside a Silent Tear," "Where Can I Go Without You?," "That's for Me," "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)." Sample clips, tracks, CD and digital album available at CD Baby.

The OdysseyThe Odyssey: The Fitzgerald Translation
(Macmillan Audio - Audiobook/Audible Edition)
Robert Fitzgerald translation, narrated by Dan Stevens. Includes twenty-five new line drawings by Barnaby Fitzgerald.

Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway
(Univ Press of Florida - Hardcover Book)
Memoir by dancer Lee Wilson (Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Hello Dolly!, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown). Her life and career, plus her view of the dance world and those in it, such as George Balanchine, Rosella Hightower, Erik Bruhn, and Rudolf Nureyev.

Sondheim and Lloyd-WebberSondheim and Lloyd-Webber: The New Musical
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Paperback reissue. By Stephen Citron. Third volume of the Great Songwriters series. The artists' works are clarified and put into context with their contemporaries. Quadruple chronology that reveal Sondheim's and Lloyd-Webber's lives within the scope of world events, copious quotations from their works, and many illustrations.

South Pacific CompleteSouth Pacific: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical The Applause Libretto Library
(Applause - Paperback Book)
160 pages.

Streisand: PartnersStreisand: Partners
(Columbia - new on CD/mp3/vinyl/iTunes)
Barbra Streisand and 12 duets with male vocalists. "It Had To Be You" (Michael Bublé), "People" (Stevie Wonder), "Come Rain Or Come Shine" (John Mayer), "Evergreen" (Babyface), "New York State Of Mind" (Billy Joel), "I'd Want It To Be You" (Blake Shelton), "The Way We Were" (Lionel Richie), "I Still Can See Your Face" (Andrea Bocelli), "How Deep Is The Ocean?" (Jason Gould), "What Kind Of Fool" (John Legend), "Somewhere" (Josh Groban), "Love Me Tender" (Elvis Presley). Vinyl version also includes a CD.

On the Town OLCOn the Town OLC
(Masterworks Broadway - on CD-R/mp3/iTunes)Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green score. Elliott Gould, Don McKay, Carol Arthur, Andrea Jaffe and Gillian Lewis. "Opening: I Feel Like I'm Not out of Bed Yet / New York, New York / Miss Subways," "Taxi Number: Come Up to My Place," "Carried Away," "Lonely Town / Dance: Lonely Town," "I Can Cook Too," "Lucky to Be Me," "Dance: Times Square (Finale Act I)," "Night Club Sequence: So Long Baby / I Wish I Was Dead / You Got Me," "Dance: Imaginary Coney Island," "Some Other Time," "Real Coney Island, Finale." CD-R available at MasterworksBroadway.com and ArkivMusic.com.

Whale BoiseThe Whale / A Bright New Boise
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Samuel D. Hunter plays.

WordsmithsThe Wordsmiths: Oscar Hammerstein 2nd and Alan Jay Lerner
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Reissue of 1995 book by Stephen Citron. Analyses of lyrics and insights into plots and dialogue, plus a mini-reference with photographs of notable productions and of the artists. Also included, a complete list of works, extensive bibliography, and chronology of Hammerstein's and Lerner's lives in relation to events in the world and musical theater. 464 pages.


September 9, 2014

Bobby TroupDo-Re-Mi / Here's to My Lady: Bobby Troup
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
1950s twofer, digitally remastered and on CD for the first time. Troup sings "Do-Re-Mi," "Baby, Baby All the Time," "Heidi," "Just the Way I Am," "Snootie Little Cutie," "Daddy," "Route 66," "Lonely Boy," "Johnny Jones," "One October Morning," "It Happened Once Before," "You're in Love," "That's All," "They Didn't Believe Me," "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face," "Button Up Your Overcoat," "The Nearness Of You," "Now You Know," "I Wonder Why," "Crazy She Calls Me," "Wait Till You See Her," "You're the Cream in My Coffee," "Please Remember," "Julie Is Her Name."

Don CostaDon Costa Voices and Orchestra: The Theme from “The Unforgiven” / Hollywood Premiere!
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Twofer from music arranger, composer, ABC Records A&R director and conductor Don Costa. Instrumental selections: "Theme from the Unforgiven," "An Affair to Remember," "Invitation," "The Song from Moulin Rouge," "Laura," "The Third Man Theme," "Smile," "Lonely Room," "From Here to Eternity," "Picnic," "Stella by Starlight," "Return to Paradise," "Theme from 'The Wonderful World Of the Brothers Grimm'," "Theme from 'Long Day’s Journey Into Night'," "Theme from 'Lisa'," "Theme from 'The Miracle Worker' ," "Baby Elephant Walk," "Theme from 'My Geisha'," "Theme from 'Mutiny on the Bounty'," "Above the Stars," "Theme from 'Advise and Consent'," "Theme from 'All Fall Down'," "My Romance," "Love Theme from 'Lolita'

Forum Blu-rayA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Blu-ray
(Kino Lorber - new Blu-ray)
1966 film adaptation of Broadway musical with score by Stephen Sondheim. Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, Buster Keaton and Michael Crawford.

The Great RaceThe Great Race Blu-ray
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1965 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards. Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk, and Dorothy Provine. music by Henry Mancini; lyrics for two songs by Johnny Mercer.

Map to Laura NyroMap to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
(Sony Masterworks - new CD/mp3 with digital booklet/iTunes)
Composer/arranger/pianist Billy Childs, with Shawn Colvin & Chris Botti, Lisa Fischer, Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma, Rickie Lee Jones, Alison Krauss, Ledisi, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding & Wayne Shorter, Becca Stevens and Susan Tedeschi, interpretation of songwriter Laura Nyro's works. "New York Tendaberry," "The Confession," "Map to the Treasure," "Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp," "Been on a Train," "Stoned Soul Picnic," "Gibsom Street," "Save the Country," "To a Child," "And When I Die."

Movie Stars SingMovie Stars Sing!
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Compilation album, most selections not before on CD. "Chihuahua Choo Choo" (Ricardo Montalban), "Strange Are the Ways of Love" (Debra Paget), "I've Got A Crush on You Howard" (Duff & Ida Lupino), "Don't Believe Everything You Read" (Eve Arden), "Leprechaun Lullaby" (Pat O'brien), "River, River" (Rita Moreno), "Let's Dance" (Marge & Gower Champion), "One for My Baby" (Ida Lupino & Howard Duff), "Ten Thousand Miles" (Preston Foster), "Pour Tout Ma Vie" (Corinne Calvet), "Hold My Hand" (Dick Powell), "Tom Pillibi" (Julie Andrews), "Love Wonderful Love" (Howard Keel), "Take It or Leave It" (Yvonne De Carlo), "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart" (Bob Hope), "The Big Circus" (Rhonda Fleming), "Two Ladies In the Shade of the Banana Tree" (Peter Lawford ), "Happy Anniversary" (Mitzi Gaynor), "Pillow Talk" (Rock Hudson), "He's Good for Me" (Mae West), "The Notorious Landlady" (Fred Astaire), "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?" (Bette Davis & Debbie Burton), "The Long and the Short and the Tall" (Laurence Harvey), "Dear Johnny" (Sandra Dee), "Little Betty Falling Star" (George Hamilton), "Are You the Boy" (Tuesday Weld), "Live Young" (Troy Donahue), "Never on Sunday" (In English) (Melina Mercouri ), "Does Goodnight Mean Goodbye" (Vincent Edwards), "Our Day Will Come" (Dolores Gray).

Out of the LensOut of the Lens 2014 Original Edinburgh Cast

(new on CD)
Nicholas Chave and David Kingsmill score. The new musical premiered at Sweet Grassmarket at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, after a one-night preview at the Matcham Room in the Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square. Transferring this month to the Waterloo East Theatre. Guy Woolf and Andrew Walker. Available at Dress Circle


Cinderella 50thRodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella 50th Anniversary Edition
(Shout! Factory - new DVD)
New, high quality digital transfer from the original master of 1964 televised version. Lesley Ann Warren, Stuart Damon, Ginger Rogers, Walter Pigeon, Celeste Holm. Extra: Retrospective Featurette. 83 minutes.

Live Out LoudShapiro Sisters - Live Out Loud: Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Milly (Matilda) and Abigail (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) Shapiro 54 Below appearance with guest Andrea McArdle.

Chick Corea TrilogyTrilogy: Chick Corea
(Concord - new on 3 CDs/mp3 with digital booklet/iTunes)
Chick Corea, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade. Recorded live around the world. Disc 1: "You're My Everything," "Recorda Me," "The Song Is You," "Work," "My Foolish Heart," "Fingerprints," "Spain"; Disc 2: "This Is New," "Alice in Wonderland," "It Could Happen to You," "Blue Monk," "Armando's Rhumba," "Op11, No9," "How Deep Is the Ocean?"; Disc 3: "Homage," "Piano Sonata: The Moon," "Someday My Prince Will Come."

Vampires! Horror!Vampires! Horror! Three Part Harmony ... Four Part Treachery!
(new digital album)
Original movie soundtrack based on a stage musical written by Beau Hays and Dennis Curley. Sample clips and digital album available at CD Baby.


September 2, 2014

Afternoon of a FaunAfternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq
(Kino Lorber - new on DVD)
2013 documentary about ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq, muse of George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, who was afflicted with polio at age 27. Directed by Nancy Buirski. Includes interviews and footage, some in black and white, of the dancer. Narrators include Jacques D'Amboise, Arthur Mitchell and Michael Stuhlbarg as the voice of Jerome Robbins. 91 minutes. Released June 2014.

Comden SingsBetty Comden sings songs from Treasure Girl and Chee-Chee - CDR
(JAY Records - new CD-R)
Material previously available on vinyl. Treasure Girl (George & Ira Gershwin): "I Don't Think I'll Fall In Love Today," "What Are We Here For," "Feeling I'm Falling," "Oh, So Nice," "Where's The Boy? (Here's The Girl); Chee-Chee (Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart): "Dear, Oh Dear," "Moon Of My Delight," "Singing A Love Song," "I Must Love You," "Better Be Good To Me." Arranged and played by Richard Lewine. Mastered from the original master tape. Available at Dress Circle.

DraculaDracula Blu-ray
(Universal Studios - new Blu-ray)
1979 film, based on the Bram Stoker novel, starring Frank Langella and Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan, Trevor Eve, Tony Haygarth and Jan Francis. Digital copy plus UltraViolet; The Revamping of Dracula; feature commentary with Director John Badham; Universal Classic Monsters trailer; "Dracula" TV Series trailer. Original score by John Williams. 110 minutes.

The Elephant ManThe Elephant Man
(Kino Lorber - new on DVD)
1982 TV movie adaptation of Bernard Pomerance play. Philip Anglim, Kevin Conway, Penny Fuller, Glenn Close. Special features: interview with co-star Kevin Conway; interview with director Jack Hofsiss. 90 minutes.

If/Then SongbookIf/Then Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songs from the Tom Kitt/Brian Yorkey Broadway score. Presented in vocal lines with piano accompaniment. Contains: "Always Starting Over," "Best Worst Mistake," "Here I Go," "Hey, Kid," "It's a Sign," "Love While You Can," "Some Other Me," "What the Fuck?," "What Would You Do?," "You Don't Need to Love Me," "You Learn to Live Without," "You Never Know." 120 pages.

The Littlest RevueThe Littlest Revue Digital
(Original Cast Records - new digital)
1956 original Off-Broadway cast recording (Painted Smiles). Songs by Vernon Duke, Ogden Nash, John Latouche, Sheldon Harnick, Lee Adams, Charles Strouse, John Strauss, Sidney Shaw, Sammy Cahn and Michael Brown. Joel Grey, Larry Storch, Charlotte Rae, Tammy Grimes (Off-Broadway debut), Tommy Morton, George Marcy, Beverly Bozeman. "Overture," "Backer's Audition," "The Shape of Things," "Madly in Love," "I Lost the Rhythm," "Game of Dance," "Third Avenue El," "Fly Now and Pay Later," "Summer Is a-Comin' In," "You're Far from Wonderful," "Good Little Girls," "Spring Doth Let Her Colours Fly," "Born Too Late," "I'm Glad I'm Not a Man," "Love Is Still in Town," "The Power of Negative Thinking," "2nd Avenue & 12th Street Rag," "A Little Love, A Little Money." Sample clips, tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

Month Upon a TimeMonth Upon a Time
(Vocal Selections and Sheet Music)
Vocal selections and individual song sheet music for new Jeff Blumenkrantz song cycle. At NewMusicalTheatre.com

One Night With Janis SongbookOne Night with Janis: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Vocal selections collection includes 19 songs: "Ball and Chain," "Cry Baby," "Down on Me," "I Shall Be Released," "I'm Gonna Rock My Way to Heaven," "Kozmic Blues," "Little Girl Blue," "Maybe," "Me and Bobby McGee," "Mercedes Benz," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," "Piece of My Heart," "Spirit in the Dark," "Stay with Me," "Summertime," "Tell Mama," "Today I Sing the Blues," "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)," "Turtle Blues."

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
(W.W. Norton - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook read by Elizabeth Ashley)
Biography by John Lahr. 784 pages.

Tradition!Tradition!: The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of Fiddler on the Roof, The World's Most Beloved Musical
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Barbara Isenberg. Material from interviews with the men and women behind the original production, the film and significant revivals: Harold Prince, Sheldon Harnick, Joseph Stein, Austin Pendleton, Joanna Merlin, Norman Jewison, Topol, Harvey Fierstein and more/ Published in celebration of Fiddler's 50th anniversary.


August 26, 2014

AliceA...My Name Will Always Be Alice - Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3)
Digital release. Combination of the 1984 award winning Off-Broadway musical revue A...My Name Is Alice and its 1992 sequel A... My Name is Still Alice. Cheryl Howard, Heather McRae, Barbara Walsh, Gwen Stewart, Conceived by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

All That JazzAll That Jazz Blu-ray
(Criterion - new on 3-disc Blu-ray/DVD and 2-disc DVD)
1979 film. Roy Scheider, Ann Reinking, Jessica Lange, LEland Palmer, Cliff Gorman, Ben Vereen. Directed by Bob Fosse. Extras: feature-length audio commentary with editor Alan Heim; scene-specific commentary with Roy Scheider; new Razzle-Dazzle video essay by Matt Zoller Seitz; 1980 episode of talk show "Tomorrow" with Fosse and choreographer Agnes de Mille; new interview with Heim; new interview with Fosse biographer Sam Wasson; interview excerpts and footage from the set, featuring Fosse and Scheider; 2007 documentary Portrait of a Choreographer; 2007 documentary The Soundtrack: Perverting the Standards; 2007 interview with George Benson about his song "On Broadway," which opens the film. Also included, booklet featuring an essay by Hilton Als. New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed 3.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray.

The Assembled Parties
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Play by Richard Greenberg. Produced on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in 2013. Also published in July: Becoming Dr. Ruth by Mark St. Germain, A Free Man of Color by John Guare, Lucky Guy by Nora Ephron.

Aurda MarielAudra Mariel
(new digital album)
"Spirited interpretations of Great American Songbook standards from the early-to-mid 20th century." "I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl," "Because of You," "Say It Isn't So," "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen," "Guilty," "Pennies from Heaven," "When Your Lover Has Gone," "You Go to My Head," "L'accordeoniste," "Dream a Little Dream of Me." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

Breakfast at Tiffany'sBreakfast At Tiffany's Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3)
1995 world premiere studio cast recording. Bob Merrill score. Faith Prince, Jonathan Freeman, John Schneider, Sally Kellerman, Hal Linden, Carol Woods, Ron Raines, Patrick Cassidy. "Overture," "I've Got a Penny," "The Wittiest Fellow in Pittsburgh," "Breakfast At Tiffany's," "So Here We Are Again," "Travelin'," "Holly Golightly," "Calling All Men," "Freddy Chant," "Lament for Ten Men," "The Party People," "When Daddy Came Home," "My Nice Ways," "The Home For Wayward Girls," "You've Never Kissed Her," "Lulamae," "The Girl You Used to Be," "Hot Damn (Bessie's Blues)," "Who Needs Her?," "Sex Dance," "Entr'acte," "Nothing Is New in New York," "Good Girls Go to Heaven," "Ciao Compare," "The Bachelor," "The Rose," "Quiet Coffee," "Stay With Me," "Grade "A" Treatment," "Travelin' (Reprise)," "Same Mistakes," "Breakfast At Tiffany's (Reprise)," "Exit Music." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

Bring Back BirdieBring Back Birdie
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
1981 OBC recording. Charles Strouse/Lee Adams score. Chita Rivera, Donald O'Connor, Robin Morse, Maurice Hines, Marcel Forestieri, Maria Karnilova. "Overture," "Twenty Happy Years," "Movin' Out," "Half of a Couple," "I Like What I Do," "Bring Back Birdie," "Baby, You Can Count On Me," "A Man Worth Fightin' For," "You Can Never Go Back," "Back in Show Biz Again," "Middle Age Blues," "Inner Peace," "There's a Brand New Beat in Heaven," "Well, I'm Not!," "When Will Grown-Ups Grow Up?," "Young," "I Love 'Em All," "Bring Back Birdie (Reprise) / Finale," "Rosie." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.

BrownstoneBrownstone - The Musical - Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3)
2003 cast album. Peter Larson/Josh Rubins score. Rebecca Luker, Liz Callaway and Brian D'Arcy James, as well as Debbie Gravitte and Kevin Reed. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

The Confidence ManThe Confidence Man Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
2003 original cast recording. Jim Steinman/Ray Errol Fox score. Norbert Leo Butz, Andre de Shields, Mark Nadler, Terry Waldo, Julia Murney, Yancey Arias, Jamison Stern, Eric Michael Gillett, D.J. Bradley, Lachanze, Garrett Long, Chuck Cooper, Andrea Marcovicci, KT Sullivan. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes

A Doll's LifeA Doll's Life Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
1982 OBC recording. Larry Grossman/Betty Comden/Adolph Green score. Betsy Joslyn, Peter Gallagher, Norman A. Large, Edmund Lyndeck, George Hearn, David Vosburgh, Barbara Lang. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes

GrindGrind: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(Yellow Sound Label - new digital EP mp3/iTunes)
Five new songs performed by Anthony Rapp and Eric Michael Krop with music by Derek Gregor and lyrics by Selda Sahin. "Stay the Night" (Eric Michael Krop), "Do It Anyway" (Anthony Rapp), "End of Me" (Anthony Rapp and Eric Michael Krop), "Easier Not to Care" (Eric Michael Krop), "Used to be You" (Anthony Rapp). The 35 minute short film, written and directed by Zachary Halley and Anthony Rapp, Claire Coffee, Pasha Pellosie, Jennifer Babiak, Adam Halpin, Celia Au, Trey Gerrald, Danny Blu, Drew Brody, Jonathan Chang, Ravi Roth and Matt Shingledecker, will be available online October 1. Soundtrack produced by Telly Leung and Michael Croiter.

Life After High SchoolIs There Life After High School? Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
1982 OBC recording. Craig Carnelia score. Harry Groener, Raymond Baker, David Patrick Kelly, Sandy Faison, Maureen Sillman, James Widdoes, Alma Cuervo, Cynthia Carle, Phillip Hoffman, Craig Carnelia (bonus solo track). Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.

Legends of OzLegends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Blu-ray
(20th Century Fox - new Blu-ray/DVD)
Animated film featuring the voices of Lea Michele, Megan Hilty, Bernadette Peters, and Martin Short, among many others. 88 minutes.

Linda LiveLinda Live
(new on CD)
New Linda Eder live album. "Looking Through the Eyes of Love," "Blue Skies," "Stormy Weather," "I'm Not Lisa," "Someone Like You," "I Dreamed a Dream," "Sam," "You Made the Pants Too Long," "If I Could," "Fernando" (with Peter Calo), "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "New Oldies Medley," "More Than Heaven," "Climb Every Mountain," "Vienna," "Man of La Mancha," "Over the Rainbow." Available at lindaeder.com.

London StageThe London Stage 1940-1949: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
Second and updated edition of book in series by J.P. Wearing. Chronological calendar of more than 2,400 productions at 53 major central London theatres from the first of January, 1940, through the 31st of December, 1949. during this period. For each production: Title, Author, Theatre, Performers, Personnel, Opening and Closing Dates, Number of Performances. Other details include genre of the production, number of acts, and a list of reviews. Comment section includes other interesting information, such as plot description, first-night reception by the audience, noteworthy performances, staging elements, and details of performances in New York either prior to or after the London production.

Mary Poppins LegacyMary Poppins: The Legacy Collection
(Disney - new on 3 CDs)
Book-bound three-disc collectible set. Disc one: the original soundtrack; Disc two (some released on Saving Mr. Banks: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Deluxe Edition): 15 "pre-demos" recorded by the composer's during pre-production of the film, including a handful of songs that never made it to the final; seven "Lost Chords" tracks; Disc three: excerpts from the P.L. Travers story meetings with Don DaGradi and The Sherman Brothers and bonus material. Also, newly illustrated artwork by Lorelay Bove. Richard and Robert Sherman score with Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Glynis Johns, David Tomlinson. Disc two: "The Perfect Nanny" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Jolly Holiday" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "The Pearly Song" (Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious)" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Stay Awake" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman, "Chim Chim Cher-ee" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "I Love to Laugh" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Feed the Birds" (Tuppence a Bag)" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M. Sherman, "Let's Go Fly a Kite" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Mary Poppins Melody" (Pre-Demo) – Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Mary Poppins Melody" (New Recording) – Kate Higgins, "Admiral Boom" (Demo) – Richard M Sherman, "Admiral Boom" (New Recording) – Randy Crenshaw, Jeff Gunn & Dennis Kyle, "The Right Side" (Pre-Demo) – Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "The Right Side" (New Recording) – Juliana Hansen, "The Chimpanzoo" (Demo) with Richard M Sherman, "The Chimpanzoo" (New Recording) – Bob Joyce, Jeff Gunn, Randy Crenshaw & Dennis Kyle, "The Land of Sand" (Pre-Demo) – Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "The Land of Sand" (New Recording) – Kate Higgins, Juliana Hansen, Jeff Gunn & Bob Joyce, "The North Pole Polka" (Pre-Demo) – Richard M Sherman, "The North Pole Polka" (New Recording) with Jeff Gunn, Bob Joyce, Richard M Sherman, Kate Higgins & Dennis Kyle, "The Eyes of Love" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman, "The Eyes of Love" (New Recording) with Juliana Hansen, "Overture" (LP Version)". Disc three: Cherry Tree Lane, Mr Banks Decided to Hire a Nanny Himself, The Children Write Their Own Advertisement, The Line of Applicants/Mary Poppins Arrives, Notes on Mary Meeting The Banks, Up to the Nursery, Bert and the Talking Pictures, A Carousel Horse Ride to the Seashore, The Return Home, The Next Morning We Meet the Sweep, Uncle Albert's, A Change in the Wind and An Adventure with Admiral Boom, The Bird Woman, Mr Banks and The Compass, The Compass Sequence: Timbuktu, The Compass Sequence: The Land of Sand, The Compass Sequence: Tea in China, The Compass Sequence: The North Pole, The Return Home, Everyone Descends on Cherry Tree Lane, Mary Departs, Hollywood Spotlight Microphone Interview, 1964, The Sherman Brothers Reminisce.

Steve Ross Noel CowardNoël Coward Off the Record: Steve Ross and Friends - Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
22 unknown songs by Noël Coward recorded here for the first time. Steve Ross with Jeanne Lehman, Edward Hibbert and Lisa Riegel. Songs include "Baseball Rag" (Music by Doris Doris, 1917-18), "Sentiment" (Philip Braham, London Calling, 1923), "Spanish Grandee" (London Calling, 1923), "When We Were Girls Together" (London Calling, 1923), "Morganatic Love" (Tamaran, unproduced), "Meme les Anges" (Fallen Angels, 1923), "I'm So in Love" (On With The Dance, 1925), "One Fine Day" (for Nora Bayes,1924), "What's to Become of the Children?" (White Birds, 1927), "It Doesn't Matter How Old You Are" (This Year of Grace, 1928), "We Are Living in a Changing World" (1941), "Why Do You Pass Me By" (Charles Trenet, 1940s), "Heavenly Moment" (Samoan Operette, unproduced), "We've Got the Country at the Corner of the Street" (Hoi Polloi, unproduced), "When the Journey's Over" (Later Than Spring, unproduced), "Let's Be Sincere" (Later Than Spring, unproduced), "Always Be Kind to the Gentlemen" (1940s), "Just People" (The Girl Who Came To Supper, 1963), "What has Happened to Charles" (High Spirits, 1964), "I Gave My Heart" (Oscar Straus, 1930s), "Je T'aime" (Oscar Straus, 1930s), "There Will Always Be" (1940s) plus comments by Ross. Co-produced with Bruce Yeko. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.

The Normal HeartThe Normal Heart
(new Blu-ray/DVD & DVD)
2014 HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer play. Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Jonathan Groff, Joe Mantello, Stephen Spinella, BD Wong.

Oh! BrotherOh Brother! Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
1981 OBC recording. Michael Valenti/Donald Driver score. Larry Marshall, Steve Sterner, Mark Martino, Steve Bourneuf, Kathy Mahony-Bennett, Thomas LoMonaco, Joe Morton, David Carroll, Harry Groener, Alan Weeks, Judy Kaye, Mary Mastrantonio, Alyson Reed. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.

PrettybellePrettybelle Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3iTunes)
1971 Boston cast recording. Jule Styne/Bob Merrill score. Michael Jason, Angela Lansbury, Mark Dawson, Bert Michaels, Peter Lombard. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.

Laurence Olivier ShakespeareSir Laurence Olivier's Shakespeare Collection
(Kultur Video - on 2 DVDs)
King Lear with John Hurt and Diana Rigg; Othello with Maggie Smith, Frank Finlay and Joyce Redman.

Stage Fright soundtrackStage Fright - Digital
(Lakeshore Records - new on mp3/iTunes)
Soundtrack for new movie musical comedy that "that mixes heavy metal rock with a full orchestral sound." Performances by Meat Loaf, Minnie Driver, Allie MacDonald and the Metal Killer. Music and lyrics by Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion. Film was released on Blu-ray on July 8.


August 19, 2014

Short Plays 2012-2013The Best American Short Plays 2012-2013
(Applause Books - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
William W. Demastes, editor.

Show by Show 8th EditionBroadway Musicals, Show-by-Show: Eighth Edition
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Stanley Green and Cary Ginell. Updated edition of Broadway reference book, first published in 1985. Chronologically arranged, beginning with The Black Crook in 1866. New entries and photos from recent years, including Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Book of Mormon, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Once, Newsies: The Musical, Annie (revival); Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Kinky Boots, A Night with Janis Joplin, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Statistics and inside information, plus critical reception, cast lists, pithy commentary about each show, and numerous detailed indexes

Garland on GarlandJudy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters (Musicians in Their Own Words)
(Chicago Review Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Randy L. Schmidt, editor. From with her first radio appearance under contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, through with her last known interview, one taped for Radio Denmark just months before her death. Garland wrote a number of essays for various publications and sat for countless print, radio, and television interviews. These and other autobiographical efforts show her story told in her own words. 480 pages.

On the Town OLCOn the Town OLC
(Masterworks Broadway - on CD-R/digital)Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green score. Elliott Gould, Don McKay, Carol Arthur, Andrea Jaffe and Gillian Lewis. Laurence Leonard, conductor. "Opening: I Feel Like I'm Not out of Bed Yet / New York, New York / Miss Subways," "Taxi Number: Come Up to My Place," "Carried Away," "Lonely Town / Dance: Lonely Town," "I Can Cook Too," "Lucky to Be Me," "Dance: Times Square (Finale Act I)," "Night Club Sequence: So Long Baby / I Wish I Was Dead / You Got Me," "Dance: Imaginary Coney Island," "Some Other Time," "Real Coney Island, Finale." Now available at MasterworksBroadway.com; the CD-R will be available through ArkivMusic.com on September 16, plus digital the same day.

NeverthelessNevertheless: The Kalmar and Ruby Songbook
(Audiophile Records - new on CD)
Cabaret singer/pianist Ronny Whyte's tribute to songwriters Bert Kalmar, and Harry Ruby. Featuring Warren Vache on cornet, Lou Caputo on reeds and Ben Sher on guitar. "Give Me the Simple Life," "Nevertheless," "Keep Romance Alive," "Who's Sorry Now?," "Thinking of You," "Up In the Clouds," "Three Little ?Words," "All Alone Monday," "My Sunny Tennessee," "Take Me to the Land of Jazz," "A Kiss to Build a Dream On," "I Love You So Much," "I Wanna Be Loved by You," "Show Me a Rose," "Hold Me Thusly."

Roslyn KindRoslyn Kind: Give Me You/This is Roslyn Kind
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/mp3/iTunes)Kind’s two RCA albums from the late 1960s. "Give Me You," "The Fool On The Hill," "Summer Tree," "If You Must Leave My Life," "Can I Stop The Rain?," "It's A Beautiful Day," "Who Am I?," "A Modern Day Version of Love," "It Was Only A Dream," "I Own The World," "The Shape of Things to Come," "Taximan," "I Only Wanna Laugh," "Please Take Me Home," "It's Gotta Be Real," "Yes, It Hurts," "The Playground," "Make Your Own Kind Of Music," "You Gotta Believe In Me," "(I Guess) The Lord Must Be In New York City," "Reflections," "Love At Last You Have Found Me." on CD-R by ArkivMusic and digital release date. Available earlier at MasterworksBroadway.com


August 12, 2014

Mr Toad Fancy FreeAdventures of Ichabod & Mr Toad / Fun & Fancy Free Blu-ray set
(Disney - on Blu-ray/DVD 3 disc set)
1949 Adventures of Ichabod & Mr Toad is adapted from Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and Kenneth Grahame "Wind in the Willows" with Bing Crosby singing songs by Don Raye and Gene De Paul; Basil Rathbone and Eric Blore; songs include "Ichabod," "Katrina," "The Headless Horseman," "Merrily on Our Way (to Nowhere in Particular)," "Auld Lang Syne." 1947 Fun and Fancy Free comprised of "Bongo" featuring songs with Dinah Shore; and "Jack and the Beanstalk" with Disney characters and songs featuring Anita Gordon; songs include "I'm A Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow," "Too Good to be True," "Say It With a Slap," "Lazy Countryside," "Fun and Fancy Free," "My, What a Happy Day," "Fee Fi Fo Fum," "My Favorite Dream." Bonus: 1941's The Reluctant Dragon, with Robert Benchley and some surprise cameos; and bonuses on the DVDs that aren't on the Blu-ray disc.

Alan J LernerAlan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters
(Oxford Univ Press - new Hardcover book)
Dominic McHugh, editor. Dozens of previously-unpublished letters. First book to focus on Lerner's work (incl Brigadoon, Love Life, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, Camelot, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Coco, Lolita, My Love, Gigi, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Carmelina, Dance a Little Closer) in depth, rather than his private life. Includes correspondence with Broadway and Hollywood royalty: Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Katharine Hepburn, Rex Harrison, and Richard Burton, and others. Emphasis on Lerner's aborted projects with composers like Richard Rodgers and Arthur Schwartz. Unprecedented coverage of Lerner's final years, when he worked on a movie version of The Merry Widow, a BBC TV series about musicals, and a musical version of My Man Godfrey, none of which came to fruition, ending with a final exchange between Lerner and Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he was to have written The Phantom of the Opera. Chapters: "From This Day On": The Rise of the Playwright-Lyricist, 1918-51; "Open Your Eyes": Lerner Without Loewe and the MGM Years, 1952-55; "You Did It": My Fair Lady, Gigi and Beyond, 1955-58; "One Brief Shining Moment": Changing Partners, 1959-64; "Rise and Look Around You": From Clear Day to Coco, 1965-70; "Matters of Consequence": Collaborations Old and New, 1970-74; "I Remember It Well": Old Friends, 1975-80; "Another Life": The Final Years, 1980-86. 336 pages.

All the WayAll the Way: A Play
(Grove Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Robert Schenkkan produced on Broadway in 2014. Introduction by Bryan Cranston. 192 pages.

Bedknobs & Broomsticks Blu-ray Special EditionBedknobs & Broomsticks Blu-ray Special Edition
(Disney - new Blu-ray/DVD set)
1971 musical film with Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe, Bob Holt, Dal McKennon and songs by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. This is the theatrical release, not the extended version previously issued on DVD. Bonuses: Music Magic: The Sherman Brothers; deleted & extended scenes; David Tomlinson recording session; The Wizards of Special Effects; theatrical trailers; Disney song selection; Sing Along With the Movie.

Centennial SummerCentennial Summer
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Official world premiere release of the soundtrack for 1946 musical film. Music by Jerome Kern (his final score). Lyrics by Leo Robin, Oscar Hammerstein II and E.Y. Harburg. The film starred Jeanne Crain, Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell, William Eythe, Walter Brennan, Constance Bennett, Dorothy Gish, Barbara Whiting, Larry Stevens, Kathleen Howard, Buddy Swan, Charles Dingle, Avon Long. Music direction and underscore by Alfred Newman. Screenplay by Michael Kanin. Directed by Otto Preminger. Includes "Up with the Lark," "All Through the Day," "In Love in Vain" and the magical specialty number "Cinderella Sue" performed by Avon Long. Oscar nominations for Best Song and one for Best Score. Transferred from the 1/4" archival elements in the Twentieth Century-Fox vaults and lovingly restored by Mike Matessino. Limited to 1000 copies only and is priced at $19.98, plus shipping. Available at KritzerlandRecords.com.

Herman Harkness DuetsDuet: Ian Herman & Sean Harkness
(Miranda Music - new digital album in mp3/iTunes)
All instrumental pieces. "Duet," "Edwina," "4 S.P.," "G Minor Swing," "A Major," "Road Dance," "Checkered Shirt," "Aloft," "06/8." Recorded live in the studio on April 12, 2013, at Chung King Studios, New York by Ron Allaire. Mixed by Ron Allaire. Mastered by Chris Muth at Taloowa. Photography by Takako Suzuki Harkness. Layout design by Rolando Gori. Sample clips, tracks, and digital album at CD Baby.

La Grosse ValseLa Grosse Valse
(Original Cast Records - new on 2 CD-Rs)
French cast and instrumental recording. Gerard Calvi/Andre Maheux score (for the Broadway production, the title was La Grosse Valise and Harold Rome wrote the English lyrics). Sequel to La Plume De Ma Tante. LP transfer of the 1965 French cast with Liliane Montevecchi. At Footlight.com.

Hercules Blu-rayHercules Blu-ray Special Edition
(Disney - new Blu-ray/DVD)
1997 musical animated film with songs by Alan Menken-David Zippel. Vocalists include Roger Bart and Susan Egan, Danny DeVito, Roz Ryan, Cheryl Freeman, Michael Bolton. Bonuses: The Making of Hercules; "Go The Distance" music video with Ricky Martin; "Zero to Hero" sing-along.

I Joke Too MuchI Joke Too Much: The Theatre Director's Tale
(Capercaillie Books Limited - Paperback Book)
By National Theatre and Broadway director Michael Rudman.

I Like Men: Rebecca KilgoreI Like Men: Rebecca Kilgore with the Harry Allen Quartet
(Arbors Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Medley I Like Men/I'm Just Wild About Harry," "The Gentleman Is a Dope," "The Boy Next Door," "An Occasional Man," "Goldfinger," "Ballad of The Sad Young Men," "The Man I Love," "For Every Man There's a Woman," "Marry The Man Today," "He Needs Me," "He's My Guy," "Down Boy," "One Man Ain't Quite Enough," "The Man That Got Away."

Perfect PicturePerfect Picture: But Was All This Real?
(new on CD)
2013 studio cast recording. Music and lyrics by the Bluestone Sisters. Debbie Gravitte, Ron Holgate, Judy Kaye, Beth Leavel, Mark Jacoby, Andrea McArdle, Emily Skinner, Randy Skinner, Bob Stillman, Lillias White, Tom Wopat & Karen Ziemba. Arrangements and accompaniment by Sam Willmott. Produced by Joshua Sherman and Eileen Bluestone Sherman at MSR Studios. Sample clips and CD available at CD Baby.

The Robber BridegroomThe Robber Bridegroom OBC Digital
(Original Cast Records - new digital mp3/Amazon mp3/iTunes)
1976 Broadway cast recording of Robert Waldman/Alfred Uhry score. Barry Bostwick, Rhonda Coullet, Steven Vinovich, Barbara Lang, Lawrence John Moss, Trip Plymale, Ernie Sabella. "Once Upon The Natchez), "Sudden The Day Looks Sunny/ Two Heads), "Steal With Style), "Rosamund's Dream), "The Pricklepear Bloom), "Nothin' Up), "Deeper In The Woods), "Riches), "Little Piece Of Sugar Cane), "Love Stolen), "Poor Tied Up Darlin'), "Mean As A Snake), "Goodbye Salome), "Sleepy Man), "Where Oh Where Is My Baby Darlin'?/ Pass Her Along/ Wedding Ceremony/ Finale), "Company's Comin'" (Bonus: Townspeople, "There's The Way The People Blend" (Bonus: Dennis Warning, "Gallop To Your Treasure Thy Wife" ((Bonus: Dennis Warning, "Grab Your Mate And Skedaddle All" (Bonus: Trip Plymale, "You Got You A Suckling Pig" (Bonus: Barbara Lang, Susan Berger, Trip Plymale, "Poor Little Baby Darlin'" (Bonus: Townspeople). Sample clips, tracks and digital album at CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes.

Sondheim Selected FavoritesStephen Sondheim - 25 Selected Favorites: Songs from 13 Shows and Films
(Rilting - Paperback Book)
"Another Hundred People," "Anyone Can Whistle," "Being Alive," "Broadway Baby," "Children Will Listen," "Comedy Tonight," "Everybody Says Don't," "Good Thing Going," "Into The Woods," "Johanna," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Losing My Mind," "Loving You," "Move On," "No One Is Alone - Part I," "Not A Day Goes By," "Not While I'm Around," "Old Friends," "Pretty Women," "Send In The Clowns," "So Many People," "Sooner Or Later (I Always Get My Man)," "Sunday," "Take Me To The World," "With So Little To Be Sure Of."

Viva Las VegasViva Las Vegas 50th Anniversary Blu-ray
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-ray)
1964 musical film in digibook format. Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret.

Won TonOh, DadWon Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood/Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
World premiere release of Won Ton... 1976 film soundtrack composed and conducted by Neal Hefti. Cast included Bruce Dern, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr, Art Carney, and Augustus von Schumacher as Won Ton Ton, plus numerous cameos. From multi-track tapes stored in the Paramount vault and newly mixed especially for this release, in stereo. Also, the first U.S. release on CD of Neal Hefti's score for the 1967 comedy Oh Dad, Poor Dad ... , an adaptation of Arthur L. Kopit's 1962 play. Includes the bouncy main title song and several classic Hefti tunes along the way. From the original three-track album master. Limited to 1000 copies only and is priced at $19.98, plus shipping. Available at KritzerlandRecords.com.


August 5, 2014

Best of Idina MenzelBest of Idina Menzel
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Ten of the best-known songs as performed by Idina Menzel arranged for piano, voice and guitar. Includes: Brave," "Defying Gravity," "For the First Time in Forever," "I Dreamed a Dream," "I Stand," "I'm Not That Girl," "Let It Go," "No Good Deed," "Poker Face," "Take Me or Leave Me."

Broaway Theatre ArchiveBroadway Theatre Archive: Great Performances: Set 1 - Death of a Salesman, For Colored Girls, Uncommon Women, Alice at the Palace
(Kultur Video - on 4 DVDs)
1966 television adaptation of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, starring Lee J. Cobb and Mildred Dunnock re-creating their original Broadway roles; Meryl Streep stars in Alice at the Palace, "music hall" version of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass"; Uncommon Women with Meryl Streep, Swoosie Kurtz, and Jill Eikenberry; For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide stars Alfre Woodard and Lynn Whitfield. Released 6/24/14.

From Here to Eternity OLCFrom Here to Eternity: The Musical OLC
(CineStage - new import 2-CD set)
Stuart Brayson/Tim Rice score. Ryan Sampson, Siubhan Harrison, Rebecca Thornhill, Robert Lonsdale, David Stoller, Martin Marquez, Darius Campbell and Marc Antolin. "Overture," "G Company Blues," "Thirty Year Man," "Another Language," "Don'cha Like Hawaii," "You Got The Money," "Marking Time," "Fight The Fight," "Run Along Joe," "More Than America," "Thirty Year Man," "Love Me Forever Today," "I Love The Army," "Ain't Where I Wanna Be Blues," "Maybe," "Something In Return," "The Boys of '41," "Almost Perfect Lie," "Finale." Premiered at London's Shaftesbury Theatre in 2013. Also available directly from the U.K. at Dress Circle
and Amazon UK.

The Little FoxesLittle Foxes
(Warner Home Video - DVD)
1941 film based on Lillian Hellman play. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Dan Duryea, Richard Carlson. Directed by William Wyler.

Made by Raffi
(Frances Lincoln Children's Books - Hardcover Book)
Children's book by singer/actor Craig Pomranz about a little boy who isn't focused on sports, instead he learns to knit. He is a boy who at first feels "different," but ultimately is celebrated for who he is.

Second ChanceA Second Chance Original Cast Recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3 album w/ digital booklet/iTunes)
Chamber musical by Ted Shen. Brian Sutherland and Diane Sutherland. "Dreams," "Not at All," "Perfectly Wrong," "Tell me When," "The Museum Song," "Never," "Snow Globe," "The Bar Song," "Damaged Goods," "Lullaby," "Waltz," "I Can t Wait," "Tell Me When Reprise," "The Friends Song," "Ghosts," "Our House," "Here I Go Again," "You Started It," "Damaged Goods Reprise," "Perfect," "You Don t Have to Worry," "A Second Chance/Lullaby." Deluxe jewel case package with 36-page full color booklet containing lyrics, show photos, a show synopsis by composer/lyricist/book writer Ted Shen, and essays by Oskar Eustis and Josh Rosenblum. Debuted at DC's Signature Theatre and played the Public Theater in 2014.

Separate TablesSeparate Tables Blu-ray
(Kino Lorber - new Blu-ray)
1958 film based on two Terrence Rattigan one-acts. Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Burt Lancaster, and Wendy Hiller. Directed by Delbert Mann with adapted screenplay by Rattigan. John Gay and John Michael Hayes. 100 minutes.

Trip to BountifulA Trip To Bountiful
(A&E Home Video - new on DVD)
2014 TV production of Horton Foote play. Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood, Clancy Brown, Keke Palmer, Devon Abner and Arthur French. 90 minutes.


July 29, 2014

Aladdin SongbookAladdin - Broadway Musical: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Piano/vocal folio includes: "Arabian Nights," "One Jump Ahead," "Proud of Your Boy," "Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim," "A Million Miles Away," "Diamond in the Rough," "Friend Like Me," "Prince Ali," "A Whole New World," "High Adventure," "Somebody's Got Your Back."

Bernstein Meets BroadwayBernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Carol J. Oja. Part of the Broadway Legacies series. Examines the early days of Bernstein's career, and the challenging of artistic and political conventions of the day. Archival research, FBI files, interviews with surviving cast members, and previously untapped criticism in African-American newspapers and entertainment-trade journals. Introduction; Section I: Ballet, Nightclubs, Broadway (Youthful Celebrity and Progressive Visions: Breaking Out with Fancy Free; From Nightclubs to Broadway: The Revuers, Comedy Skits, and Progressive Politics; Creating a Broadway Musical: The Conception and Debut of On the Town); Section II: Staging Racial Politics (A Japanese American Star on Broadway: Sono Osato; Desegregating Broadway: On the Town and Race; Biographies on Stage: On the Town's Black Conductor, Dancers, and Singers); Section III: Musical Style (Crossover Composition: The Musical Styles of On the Town; On the Town After Dark: The Nightclub Scene); Section IV: Epilogue; Appendices (Discography and Videography of Fancy Free, On the Town, and The Revuers; Scenario for Fancy Free; Cast List for On the Town on Opening Night); Index. 400 pages; 50 photographs.

Debby Boone Swing ThisDebby Boone: Swing This
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Debby Boone's take on 1960s Las Vegas, the days of her father Pat Boone's performances there. "Sway," "That Old Black Magic," "More Than You Know," "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," "Cry Me a River," "Sing Sing Sing," "I'm Waiting Just for You," "Everybody Loves Somebody," "Get Me to the Church on Time," "Mack the Knife," "Round Midnight," "You & the Night & the Music," "Be Careful It's My Heart." 2013 release, not previously listed.

Don't Call Me MamaDon't Call Me Mama Anymore; Plus Rarities - Her Final Recordings
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Cass Elliot cabaret show, recorded over two nights at Mister Kelly night club in Chicago. Show tunes ("Extraordinary" from Pippin), standards ("I'll Be Seeing You") and new songs ("I'm Coming to the Best Part of My Life"). Deluxe reissue includes six bonus tracks representing her complete final recordings, including the unreleased album outtakes "Make Your Own Kind of Music/New World Coming/Dream a Little Dream of Me and Don t Make Me a Memory"; RCA single tracks of "Listen to the World" and "I Think a Lot About You," "Theme from L'Amour"; and previously unreleased, "Give A Little Laughter." Rare photos and liner notes by Cass Elliot expert Richard Barton Campbell. Remastered at Battery Studios in New York.

EvangelineEvangeline Charlottetown Festival cast
(Ted Dykstra - new mp3 album/iTunes)
Original cast recording of Ted Dykstra musical based on Longfellow's classic poem. 17-piece orchestra conducted by Bob Foster. 2013 Charlottetown Festival (Canada) cast includes Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier. "Prologue," "The Finest House," "All My Memories Are You," "The Wedding Song," "Forgive Them," "She," "All My Memories (Reprise 1)," "If It Takes All I Am," "Lullaby," "Exhilaration," "Help Us to Go On," "All My Memories (Reprise 2)," "Exhilaration (Reprise)," "Atchafalaya / Freedom," "I Only Hear Your Voice," "Don't Stand By," "I'm Growing Old Without You," "Is This Heaven?." Sample clips and mp3 album availalble at CD Baby.

Fabulous FannyFabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice
(new mp3 album/iTunes)
Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night With Fanny Brice, Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical ) album honoring Fanny Brice. Songs Brice was known for as well as a medley from musical Ghostlight (book, music and lyrics by Matthew Martin and Tim Realbuto) which features Fanny Brice as a character. "Second Hand Rose," "Make 'em Laugh / Sadie Salome," "I Was a Florodora Baby / When a Woman Loves a Man," "Cooking Breakfast for the One I Love," "I'd Rather Be Blue," "By Myself / Me and My Shadow," "Rose of Washington Square," "My Man / The Music That Makes Me Dance," "People / Don't Rain On My Parade," "If You Want the Rainbow You Must Have the Rain," "Ain't That Always the Way," "I'd Rather Make 'em Laugh / You Once Had Music." Sample clips, individual tracks and mp3 album at CD Baby.

GypsyGypsy Piccadilly Theatre 1973 Repro Folio Poster
(poster)
Depicting the 1973 Piccadilly production starring Angela Lansbury. Reproduction poster. Printed on top gloss poster paper. Measures 31 x 50 cm Approx. 12.5 x 20 inches. Available at Dress Circle.


How to Stuff a Wild BikiniHow to Stuff a Wild Bikini: Original Stereo Soundtrack
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)1965 soundtrack. "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini" (The Beach Gang)," "That's What I Call a Healthy Girl" (Beach Gang)," "If It's Gonna Happen" (Lu Ann Simms)," "How About Us" (Mickey Rooney and the Beach Girls)," "The Boy Next Door" (Harvey Lembeck)," "After the Party" (Beach Gang)," "Better Be Ready" (Annette Funicello)," "Follow Your Leader" (Harvey Lembeck)," "The Perfect Boy" (Funicello)," "Madison Avenue" (Mickey Rooney, Brian Donlevy)," "Give Her Lovin'" (The Kingsmen)," "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Reprise" (The Kingsmen).

Molly RyanMolly Ryan: Swing for Your Supper!
(Loup-Garous Productions - new digital/iTunes)
"Say It With a Kiss," "Where the Morning Glories Grow," "Hushabye Mountain" (with Maude Maggart), "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," "Get Rhythm in Your Feet" (And Music in Your Soul) [with Banu Gibson]," "My Dreams Are Gone With the Wind," "Sing for Your Supper" (with Banu Gibson & Maude Maggart), "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm / I'm Just Wild About Harry," "Save Your Sorrow / Look for the Silver Lining" (with Maude Maggart), "Love Is Just Around the Corner," "I'm Old Fashioned" (with Bucky Pizzarelli), "Ready for the River" (with Banu Gibson & Maude Maggart), "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life," "When My Ship Comes In," "Was That the Human Thing to Do?" (with Banu Gibson & Maude Maggart), "A Hundred Years from Today" (with Bucky Pizzarelli), "Happy Endings" (with Banu Gibson), "Whispers in the Dark," "Without a Song" (with Bucky Pizzarelli). Sample clips, tracks and digital album at CD Baby. 2013 album, not previously listed.

Cherry Poppin' DaddyPlease Return the Evening - Cherry Poppin' Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack
(Space Age Bachelor Pad Records - new mp3/iTunes)"The Best Is Yet to Come," "Come Fly With Me," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," "Fly Me to the Moon," "I'm Gonna Live Until I Die," "Luck Be a Lady," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Mr. Success," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Ring-a-Ding-Ding," "Just One of Those Things," "The Boys' Night Out," "Come Back to Me," "That's Life."


July 22, 2014

Essential Jacques DemyThe Essential Jacques Demy Blu-ray
(Criterion Collection - Blu-ray + DVD 13 disc set)
Film set includes Lola (1961) with Anouk Aimee, Marc Michel); Bay of Angels (1963) with Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann; The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) musical featuring Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo; The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) musical featuring Catherine Deneuve, George Chakiris, Francoise Dorleac, Gene Kelly; Donkey Skin (1970) musical featuring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin; and Une Chambre en Ville (1982) musical featuring Dominique Sanda, Danielle Darrieux, Richard Berry). New 2K digital restorations, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 surround soundtracks on the musicals. Extras: two documentaries by filmmaker Agnès Varda: The World of Jacques Demy (1995) and The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993); Four short films by Demy: Les horizons morts (1951), Le sabotier du Val de Loire (1956), Ars (1959), and La luxure (1962); Jacques Demy A to Z new visual essay by critic James Quandt; two archival interviews from French television with Demy and composer Michel Legrand, one on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and the other on The Young Girls of Rochefort; French television interview from 1962 with actor Jeanne Moreau on the set of Bay of Angels; Once Upon a Time..."The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" 2008 documentary; French television program about the making of Donkey Skin; Donkey Skin Illustrated, a video program on the many versions of Charles Perrault's fairy tale; "Donkey Skin" and the Thinkers video program on the themes of the film, featuring critic Camille Tabouley; new video conversation with Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthomé and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau; new interviews with author Marie Colmant and film scholar Rodney Hill; Q&A with Demy from the 1987 Midnight Sun Film Festival, and audio Q&A with him from the American Film Institute in 1971; archival audio recordings of interviews with Demy, Legrand, and actor Catherine Deneuve at the National Film Theatre in London; interview with actor Anouk Aimée conducted by Varda in 2012; interview from 2012 with Varda on the origin of Lola's song; video programs on the restorations of Lola, Bay of Angels, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, and Une chambre en ville; trailers; new English subtitle translations. Booklet featuring essays by critics Ginette Vincendeau, Terrence Rafferty, Jim Ridley, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Anne Duggan, and Geoff Andrew, and a postscript by Berthomé.

Field GuideA Field Guide to Actor Training: Navigating Acting Methods, Studio Classes, Private Training, and Graduate and Undergraduate Programs
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Laura Wayth. Introduction to and analysis of various theater training methodologies. Resource for student/beginning actors who are seeking training through private studios or graduate schools.

Forbidden Bway Comes Out SwinginForbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! new Off Broadway Cast
(DRG Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
12th Forbidden Broadway recording. Written by Gerard Alessandrini. Carter Calvert, Scott Richard Foster, Mia Gentile and Marcus Stevens, with David Caldwell on piano. Recorded Produced by Hugh Fordin. May 15 at Avatar Studios in Manhattan.

Roslyn KindRoslyn Kind: Give Me You/This is Roslyn Kind
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)Kind’s two RCA albums from the late 1960s. "Give Me You," "The Fool On The Hill," "Summer Tree," "If You Must Leave My Life," "Can I Stop The Rain?," "It's A Beautiful Day," "Who Am I?," "A Modern Day Version of Love," "It Was Only A Dream," "I Own The World," "The Shape of Things to Come," "Taximan," "I Only Wanna Laugh," "Please Take Me Home," "It's Gotta Be Real," "Yes, It Hurts," "The Playground," "Make Your Own Kind Of Music," "You Gotta Believe In Me," "(I Guess) The Lord Must Be In New York City," "Reflections," "Love At Last You Have Found Me." Available now on MasterworksBroadway.com, and August 5 at on CD-R by ArkivMusic and digital.

Something new PodcastStandalone Song Cycle
(new digital)
Joel B. New releases his new song cycle via episode #218 of the Something New free podcast at iTunes.

WingsWings Digital
(RCA - new on mp3/iTunes)
1993 original Off-Broadway cast (with Russ Thacker for Ross Lehman) recording of Jeffrey Lunden/Arthur Perlman score. William Brown, Dominic Cortese, Leo Daignault, Ora Jones, Hollis Resnik, Linda Stephens, Russ Thacker, Bradley Vieth. "The New Daredevils of the Air / Catastrophe," "The Hospital / Globbidge," "Wait-Stop-Hold-Cut," "My Name Then," "All in All," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "Makey Your Naming Powers," "I'll Come Back to That," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart #2," "I'll Come Back to That #2," "Yum, Yummy, Yum," "I'll Come Back To That #3," "Tither," "All in All #2/I Don't Trust Him," "Malacats," "Needle," "Interlude-Wings Theme," "Out On The Wing," "Out On The Wing #2," "I Wonder What's Inside," "Let Me call You Sweetheart / Therapy Scene," "A Recipe for Cheesecake," "Like the Clouds," "Brownie Scene," "Record Player Scene," "The New Daredevils of the Air / Preparing For Flight," "Winter Scene 1," "Snow," "Winter Scene II," "Wings."


July 15, 2014

Andrew Lippa SongbookAndrew Lippa Songbook
(Hal Leonard - Paperback book)
Songs from The Wild Party, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, A Little Princess, Betty Boop, Jerry Christmas, john & jen, Life with Father and Reform School Musical plus ten songs not composed for musicals. Includes notes on Lippa's inspiration for certain selections, and a bio. "A Broken Old Doll," "Change My Spots," "Every Goodbye Is Hello," "Family Tree (Version in C)," "Family Tree (Version in A)," "Fight The Dragons," "A Girl Like Me," "He Wants To Hold My Hand," "I Don't Need A Roof," "I'm Not Waiting," "If The Tables Were Turned," "It Should Be Funny," "Live Out Loud," "Love Somebody Now," "Marshall Levin," "More Is More Is More," "My New Philosophy," "Not Today (Tour Version)," "One Day," "Pulled," "Reiterate," "She Is," "Spread A Little Joy," "A Story Of My Own," "Things My Father Taught Me," "What Is It About Her?," "When I First Met Him," "You Are Here," "Your True Love."

GaudioAudio With A G: Sounds of A Jersey Boy, The Music of Bob Gaudio
(Rhino Records - 2-CD set)
Compilation album of songs written by Bob Gaudio of the Four Seasons. Includes two songs by Jersey Boys cast and two from the OLC of When Peggy Sue Got Married, Ruthie Henshall and Tim Howar. "Short Shorts" (Royal Teens), "Sherry" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Big Girls Don T Cry" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Walk Like A Man" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Whatever You Want" (Jerry Butler), "Another Day" (Chuck Jackson), "Dawn (Go Away)" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Rag Doll" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye)" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye)" (Bay City Rollers), "Silence Is Golden" (The Tremeloes), "The Sun Ain T Gonna Shine (Anymore)" (The Walker Brothers), "The Sun Ain T Gonna Shine (Anymore)" (Cher), "Can T Take My Eyes Off You" (Frankie Valli), "Can T Take My Eyes Off You" (Nancy Wilson), "Saturday S Father" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Wall Street Village Day" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Elizabeth" (Frank Sinatra), "I Would Be In Love (Anyway)" (Frank Sinatra), "For A While" (Nina Simone), "The Night" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "I Heard A Love Song (But You Never Made A Sound)" (Diana Ross), "Stone Liberty" (Diana Ross), "Deeper Than Love" (The Temptations), "Who Loves You" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Down The Hall" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "The Night" (Lene Lovich), "Can T Take My Eyes Off You" (Boys Town Gang), "Beggin (Pilooski Re-Edit)" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "When Someone Tears Your Heart In Two" (Roberta Flack), "This Time Around" (Ruthie Henshall), "Two Kinds Of Fire" (Ruthie Henshall & Tim Howar), "Ces Soirées-La" (Jersey Boys Original Broadway Cast), "Sherry" (Jersey Boys Original Broadway Cast), "Who Loves You" (Jersey Boys Original Broadway Cast).

Born Yesterday Blu-rayBorn Yesterday Blu-ray
(Twilight Time - new Blu-ray)
1950 film adaptation of Garson Kanin's play. Directed by George Cukor. Broderick Crawford, Judy Holliday, William Holden. With isolated score track / original theatrical trailer. Julie Kirgo liner notes. Limited Edition of 3,000 Units. Available at ScreenArchives.com.

Complete Book of 1950s MusicalsThe Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals
(Rowan & Littlefield - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Dan Dietz. Examines in detail every musical and revue which opened on Broadway during the 1950s. Opening and closing dates; Plot summary; Cast members; Number of performances; Names of all important personnel including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors; Musical numbers and the names of performers who introduced the songs; Production data, including information about tryouts; Source material; Critical commentary; Tony awards and nominations; Details about London and other foreign productions. Discography, film and television versions, published scripts, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and lists of productions by New York City Center Light Opera Company, and the New York City Opera Company.

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker: Complete Broadway, 1918-1923
(iUniverse - Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
Collection of Dorothy Parker penned reviews published at Vanity Fair. Annotated in a notes section by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick (president of the Dorothy Parker Society). Published spring of 2014.

Ed AmesEd Ames' Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You Digital
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - mp3/iTunes)
Twofer of Ames' first solo album, recorded in 1964, featuring songs from Broadway musicals, and another collection of Broadway favorites recorded in 1966. CD-R released earlier at Arkiv Music.

Lady DayLady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill OBC
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs/iTunes)
Broadway cast recording featuring Audra McDonald. Recorded live at performances at Circle in the Square during the week of 5/27-5/29. Produced by Tommy Krasker. "I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone," "When a Woman Loves a Man," I'm even glad to be back in Philly..., I want to introduce my accompanist..., "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," We got this contract..., "Crazy He Calls Me," They used to be hangin' from the rafters..., "Gimme a Pigfoot (and a Bottle of Beer)," That was in the early thirties..., "Baby Doll," I better watch myself here..., "God Bless the Child," That was for my mama..., "Disc Two:," "," Nobody but me ever liked Sonny..., "Foolin' Myself/Somebody's on My Mind," "Easy Living," I was singin' with Artie's band..., "Strange Fruit," It's bad again, Jimmy..., "Blues Break," Now I'll take a little break right here..., "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do," I want you all to meet Pepi..., I was doin' the bad drugs heavy..., "Don't Explain / What a Little Moonlight Can Do (Reprise)," "Deep Song."

Little Princess Vocal SelectionsThe Little Princess Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Andrew Lippa score. "Almost Christmas," "A Broken Old Doll," "Captain Crewe," "If The Tables Were Turned," "Isn't That Always The Way," "It's Like Another World," "Let Your Heart Be Your Compass," "Live Out Loud," "Lucky," "Soldier On," "Soon," "Soon, My Love."

Open HouseThe Open House
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
Will Eno Obie Award and Lucille Lortel Award winning play produced at Signature in 2014.

Letters of Elia KazanThe Selected Letters of Elia Kazan
(Knopf - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Albert J. Devlin, editor. Collection of almost three hundred letters of stage (A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, All My Sons) and film director (On the Waterfront, East of Eden), novelist, and memoirist Kazan. The letters illustrate his collaborations with Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Clifford Odets, Thornton Wilder, John Steinbeck and others; his insights on acting, director and producing through letters to Marlon Brando, James Dean, Warren Beatty, Robert De Niro, Boris Aronson, and Sam Spiegel and others; his dealings with studio heads and his resistance to censorship; his relationships with his wife Molly Day Thacker and with his children. Fully annotated. 672 pages. Published April 2014.

Travis Moser LiveTravis Moser: Live At the Laurie Beechman Theatre
(new digital album/iTunes)
"Take a Chance on Me" (From "Little Women: The Musical"), "Get Here," "Something's Coming," "And So It Goes," "Feels Like Home," "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Studio)," "I'll Be" (Studio)," "In Whatever Time We Have" (featuring Angela Orlandi)." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album at CD Baby.

Vera Lynn UltimateVera Lynn: National Treasure: The Essential Collection
(Decca - new 2 CD set/mp3)
English singer Dame Vera Lynn, who recently celebrated 90 years of showbusiness. Chart hits from 1940 to 1945, including five No.1 hits, two of which went on to become alternative national anthems: "We'll Meet Again" (No.1 in 1940), "Yours" (No.1 in 1941), "The White Cliffs Of Dover" (No.1 in 1942), "You'll Never Know" (No.1 in 1943) and "It Can't Be Wrong" (No.1 in 1944). All tracks completely re-mastered for this release, many of taken from the original un-played source, and several tracks have only ever been available on the original 78rpm. "We'll Meet Again," "Wishing," "Wish Me Luck," "I'll Pray For You," "Goodnight Children Everywhere," "It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow," "I Hear A Dream," "When You Wish Upon A Star," "A Nightingale Sang," "The Woodpecker Song," "I'll Never Smile Again," "The Mem'Ry Of A Rose," "Love Is All," "Room 504," "Who Am I," "Do I Love You?," "The Bells Of St Mary's," "Yours," "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire," "I'll See You Again," "That Lovely Weekend," "White Cliffs Of Dover," "How Green Was My Valley," "Home Sweet Home," "Someone'S Rocking My Dreamboat," "White Christmas," "That Autumn In Old London Town," "When The Lights Go On Again," "I'm Yours Sincerely," "I've Heard That Song Before," "You'll Never Know," "Close To You," "It Can'T Be Wrong," "Besame Mucho (Kiss Me)," "I'm Sending My Blessings," "It's Like Old Times," "Long Ago And Far Away," "Shine On Harvest Moon," "Little Star (Estrellita)," "Do You Ever Dream Of Tomorrow?," "Coming Home," "When Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers," "A Child's Prayer," "A Little Bit Of Heaven," "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms," "Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight," "We'll Meet Again" (Katherine Jenkins duet), (New) "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart."


July 8, 2014

On Broadway Calendar2015 On Broadway Wall Calendar
(Time Factory - Wall Calendar)
Monthly pages feature Playbill covers of Cabaret, Hair, Evita, Fiddler, Pippin, Spamalot, Kinky Boots, South Pacific, The Producers, Hairspray, Aida and Annie; with production notes by Michael Gioia, of Playbill.com; and "fun facts". All calendar pages are printed on FSC certified paper with environmentally safe inks. Also available at Playbill.com

Beautiful SongbookBeautiful - The Carole King Musical: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
25 of the hit songs Carole King wrote. Piano/vocal arrangements for "Be-Bop-A-Lula," "Beautiful," "Chains," "Happy Days Are Here Again," "He's Sure The Boy I Love," "I Feel The Earth Move," "It Might As Well Rain Until September," "It's Too Late," "The Loco-Motion," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Oh! Carol," "On Broadway," "One Fine Day," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "So Far Away," "Some Kind Of Wonderful," "Take Good Care Of My Baby," "Up On The Roof," "Uptown," "Walking In The Rain," "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place," "Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp Ba Bomp Ba Bomp)," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow)," "You've Got A Friend," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'."

Big Fish Vocal SelectionsBig Fish: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)Songs from Andrew Lippa score. "Be the Hero," "Daffodils," "Fight the Dragons," "How It Ends," "I Don't Need a Roof," "Out There on the Road," "A Story of My Own," "Stranger," "This River Between Us," "Time Stops," "Two Men in My Life," "What's Next," "The Witch."

The BridgeThe Bridge: Escapist Papers
(Independent - mp3/iTunes)
Includes songs performed by Escapist Papers (with Benjamin Scheuer) which appear in the Off-Broadway musical The Lion, starring Scheuer. "The Bridge," "A Surprising Phone-Call," "Doris Comes Home," "Julia, Julia," "Invisible Cities," "Leaving California," "Never Lasts That Long," "The Lion." Released 1/28/14.

Gentleman's Guide SongbookA Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songs from the score by Robert L. Freeman and Steven Lutvak. "Better with a Man," "Foolish to Think," "I Don't Know What I'd Do Without You," "I Don't Understand the Poor," "I've Decided to Marry You," "Inside Out," "Lady Hyacinth Abroad," "Poison in My Pocket," "Poor Monty," "Sibella," "Stop! Wait! What?!," "That Horrible Woman," "Why Are All the D'ysquiths Dying?."

GnitGnit
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Will Eno.

Hedwig Broadway librettoHedwig and the Angry Inch: Broadway Edition
(Overlook - Paperback Book)
Newly published libretto with updates from the Broadway production.

Master BuilderHalvard Solness, Master Builder
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Wallace Shawn adaptation of Ibsen's Master Builder.

Love's Labours LostLove's Labour's Lost
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Shakespeare in the Park cast. Michael Friedman score. Daniel Breaker, Kevin Del Aguila, Colin Donnell, Rachel Dratch, Andrew Durand, Kimiko Glenn, Jeff Hiller, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Justin Levine, Patti Murin, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Bryce Pinkham, Charlie Pollock, Caesar Samayoa, Maria Thayer, Audrey Lynn Weston, Michael R. Douglass, and Bradley Gibson. "Prologue," "Young Men," "Hey Boys," "Hey Boys (Reprise)," "I Love Cats," "Jaquenetta," "Brabant Song, Pt 1," "Brabant Song, Pt 2," "Brabant Song, Pt 3," "Change Of Heart," "Rich People," "Academia," "Love's a Gun," "The King's Sonnet," "Dumaine's Poem," "Longaville's Sonnet," "Are You a Man?," "It's Not a Good Idea," "To Be With You," "Stop Your Heart," "I Don t Need Love," "The Tuba Song," "The Owl and the Cuckoo." Deluxe jewel case packaging with full color 36 page booklet with lyrics, show photos, show synopsis, notes from Mark Harris Oskar Eustis, essay by Columbia University Professor James Shapiro, and an essay by Hilton Als that originally appeared in The New Yorker. Recorded 1/27/14. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes

Rocky Vocal SelectionsRocky: Vocal Selections - Vocal Line with Piano Accompaniment
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Songs from the Ahrens and Flaherty Broadway score, plus four pages of color photos from the show. "Adrian," "Ain't Down Yet," "Fight From The Heart," "The Flip Side," "Happiness," "I'm Done," "In The Ring," "Keep On Standing," "My Nose Ain't Broken," "Patriotic," "Raining."

Steve Lawrence BroadwaySteve Lawrence Conquers Broadway
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
26 showtunes from such shows as Gypsy, Oklahoma!, The Sound Of Music, West Side Story, My Fair Lady and The King And I. "It's All Right With Me," "Shall We Dance," "Just In Time," "Bewitched," "Small World," "Too Close For Comfort," "People Will Say We're In Love," "Everything's Comin' Up Roses," "The Sound Of Music," "Out Of This World," "Tonight," "Hello Young Lovers," "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face," "What Is This Thing Called Love," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "Night And Day," "It's Love," "Make Believe," "Till There Was You," "All The Things You Are," "Begin The Beguine," "Someday," "The Song Is You," "Isn't It A Pity," "So In Love," "Speak Low."

Vaudeville Revue!Vaudeville Revue!
( Carlisle Music Co. LLC - Digital album)
The Vaudeville Players. "Light Calvary Overture," "Strolling Through the Park / In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree / Hello Ma Baby / I Wonder Whose Kissing Her Now? / Bill Bailey (Medley)," "Sweet Sixteen / Shine On Harvest Moon / Down By the Old Mill Stream / I Want a Girl (Medley)," "Frankie and Johnny / Heart and Flowers (Medley)," "Ring Ring De Banjo / Swanee/Mammy / April Showers / Waiting for the Robert E Lee (Medley)," "My Gal Sal / In the Good Old Summertime / Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Der-Ay / The Band Played On / Sweet Rosie O' Grady (Medley)," "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody / Sweet Georgia Brown / Ramona/Dinah / Daisy Bell / A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody-Reprise (Medley)," "The Swan," "Birth of the Blues," "Overture Medley: Gaston and Alphonse / Hello Frisco/Chicago / If This Is Chicago / Meet Me in St Louis / In Old New York / The Bowery / Chinatown, My Chinatown / Sidewalks of New York," "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning / This Is the Army Mr Jones / K-K-K-Katy / Yankee Doodle Boy (Medley)." Sample clips, tracks and digital album at CD Baby.

Shakespeare's JediWilliam Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return
(Quirk Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Edition)
By Ian Doescher. Series featuring retellings of the Star Wars Trilogy in the language of Shakespeare. Third installment, following William Shakespeare's Star Wars and William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back.

Wizard of Oz FAQThe Wizard of Oz FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Life, According to Oz
(Applause - Paperback Book)
By David J. Hogan.

You Raise Me Up - John BarrowmanYou Raise Me Up: John Barrowman
(new import CD/mp3/iTunes)
John Barrowman's 7th studio album. "A Thousand Years," "Listen to the Music," "You Raise Me Up," "Skyscraper," "Mandy," "That's the way it is," "Bridge over troubled water," "Goodbye my friend," "This is the Moment," "Hollywood," "Loch Lomond." Recorded in Angel studios in London in the Spring of 2014. Also available directly from Dress Circle
.


July 1, 2014

David Campbell Sings John BucchinoDavid Campbell Sings John Bucchino
(new import CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Sweet Dreams," "Something Spontaneous," "Unexpressed," "Puddle of Love," "Better Than I," "Learn How to Say Goodbye," "It Feels Like Home," "What You Need," "If I Ever Say I'm over You," "Taking the Wheel," "Grateful."

Ed AmesEd Ames' Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R)
Twofer of Ames' first solo album, recorded in 1964, featuring songs from Broadway musicals, and another collection of Broadway favorites recorded in 1966.

HedwigHedwig and the Angry Inch OBC
(Atlantic Records - new on CD)
Broadway cast recording of Stephen Trask musical. Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall and Justin Craig (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Matt Duncan (bass, vocals), Tim Mislock (guitar, vocals), and Peter Yanowitz (drums, vocals). Produced By Stephen Trask, Tim O'heir, and Justin Craig. "America the Beautiful," "Tear Me Down," "The Origin of Love," "Deutschlandlied," "Sugar Daddy," "When Love Explodes (Love Theme from "Hurt Locker: The Musical")," "Angry Inch," "Wig In A Box," "Wicked Little Town," "The Long Grift," "Hedwig's Lament," "Exquisite Corpse," "Wicked Little Town (Reprise)," "Midnight Radio." Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes

Valley of SongWestEnders Presents Ivor Novello's Valley of Song Original Cast Recording CD
(new on CD)
Ivor Novello/Christopher Hassall score. Katy Treharne, Linford Hydes, Sandy Walsh, Lee van Geleen, Jill Nalder, Amira Matthews, Gareth Snook, Rose Harrison. Finborough Theatre cast, January 2014. Orchestrations and conductor Jae Alexander. Available at Dress Circle.


June 24, 2014

Elaine Stritch: Shoot MeElaine Stritch: Shoot Me
(MPI Home Video - new on DVD and streaming at Amazon/iTunes/Netflix)
2013 documentary on the stage, TV and film actress. Interviews, comments and appearance by friends and co-workers Rob Bowman, Alex Baldwin, James Gandolfini, Cherry Jones, Nathan Lane, Hal Prince, John Turturro, George C. Wolfe and others. Special Features: making of, deleted scene, interview outtakes, teasers & trailer. 81 minutes.

Euan DoidgeEuan Doidge: Let It Sing
(Manderley Productions - new digital album/and at iTunes)
Helpmann Award nominated Australian musical theatre performer (A Chorus Line, Legally Blonde, Grease, The Producers, Anything Goes) currently Marius in Les Miserables and Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne. "She," "Let It Sing," "Say the Word," "I'm Here," "Superboy and the Invisible Girl," "I Can't Let Go," "Push da Button," "Home," "Goodbye," "Love I Meant to Say." Samples, single tracks, and digital album available at CD Baby.

HistoryA History of the American Musical Theatre: No Business Like It
(Routledge - new Hardcover/Paperback Book)
By Nathan Hurwitz.

Music from Jersey Boys MovieJersey Boys: Music From Motion Picture and Broadway Show
(Rhino - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Selected songs by the Four Season and songs from the 2014 film featuring John Lloyd Young, Mike Doyle, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen. "Prelude," December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "My Mother's Eyes" (Valli), "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (John Lloyd Young), "A Sunday Kind Of Love" (JLY, Valli & The Four Seasons), "Moody's Mood For Love" (JLY), "Cry For Me" (Erich Bergen), "Sherry" (JLY), "Big Girls Don't Cry" (JLY), "Walk Like A Man" (JLY), " My Boyfriend's Back" (Kimmy Gatewood), "My Eyes Adored You" (JLY), "Dawn (Go Away)" (JLY), "Big Man In Town"" (JLY), "Beggin" (Valli & The Four Seasons, JLY, Ryan Malloy), "Medley: "Stay/Let's Hang On (To What We've Got)/Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me)/Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye)" (JLY), "C'mon Marianne" (Valli & The Four Seasons, JLY), "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (JLY), "Working My Way Back To You" (JLY), "Fallen Angel" (Valli), "Who Loves You" (Valli & The Four Seasons, JLY), "Closing Credits: Sherry/"December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" (JLY, Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza); Bonus tracks: "Sherry" (Valli & The Four Seasons, "Dawn (Go Away)" (Valli & The Four Seasons), "Rag Doll" (Valli & The Four Seasons).

Lion KingLegacy Collection: The Lion King
(Disney - new on 2 CDs)
The original soundtrack (score by Elton John, Tim Rice, Hans Zimmer), 30 minutes of previously unreleased score (7 demos), plus liner notes by producer Don Hahn composer Hans Zimmer. With special packaging. 34 tracks.

Lost Broadway 6 Jerome Kern Lost Broadway and More, Volume 6: Jerome Kern
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
Work by Jerome Kern from 1907 through 1956 for The Beauty Prize, One Night in the Tropics, The Marriage Market, The Girl From Montmartre, The Orchid, Dear Sir, Fluffy Ruffles, Toot Toot and more. Lyricists include Harry B. Smith, Oscar Hammerstein II, Herbert Reynolds, Dorothy Fields, Howard Dietz, Otto Harbach, Gene Buck, E.Y. Harburg. 24 tracks. Michael Lavine, Michael Marcotte, Erick Pinnick, Kerry Conte, Samantha Massell, Arlo Hill, Michael Marcotte, Ari Butler, Warrick Smith, Wendi Bergamini, Jenny Ashman, Ted Stevenson, Jacob Heimer, Jennifer Malenke, Sara Edwards, Morgan Weed. Also available at Footlight.

PaternityPaternity Soundtrack
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
David Shire's score for 1981 Burt Reynolds film. The complete score, from the Shire's original master plus the few cues he didn't include for time reasons, and some bonus tracks. "Baby Talk – Main Title," "Crappy Birthday," Isn't It Romantic?" (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart), "The Buddy System," "Follow that Cab," The Nearness of You," "(Ned Washington/Hoagy Carmichael)," "Conception Sequence," "Exer-Cycle," "Park Scene," Remembrance Montage," I Love You – Finale and End Title" and Bonus Tracks: "Main Title (instrumental version)," Baby Talk (unused)," Stella by "Starlight" (Ned Washington/Victor Young), "It's Easy to Remember (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) ," "End Title (alternate)," "Love's Gonna Find You" (kids chorus overdub). "Baby Talk" lyrics by Lyrics by David Frishberg. Stereo. Limited to 1000 copies only; $19.98, plus shipping. Clips and ordering at Kritzerland Records.

A Pirate's TaleA Pirate's Tale
(new digital album/and at iTunes)
Score by Paul Shapera. Currently performing on the Gateway Clipper in Pittsburgh. Samples, single tracks, and digital album available at CD Baby.

Christopher PecoraroRenaissance: Christopher A. Pecoraro
(M.A.Y. Harmonies - new CD/digital album/and at iTunes)
Musical theatre performer (Miss Saigon, Passion). "Something's Coming," "A Bit of Earth," "She Wasn't You," "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables," "On the Street Where You Live," "Her Face/ She's My Love," "Why God Why?," "We Kiss in the Shadow / I Have Dreamed," "There but for You Go I," "Bring Him Home," "When I Look At You," "Try To Remember / Soon It's Gonna Rain." Samples, single tracks, and digital album available at CD Baby.


June 17, 2014

2014 Tony Awards show2014 Tony Awards Show
(new at Amazon and iTunes)
CBS telecast with host Hugh Jackman. Also available, The Tony Awards, 2013.

AladdinAladdin OBC
(Disney - new on CD)
Menken/Ashman score; additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Reed, Brian Gonzales, Brandon O'Neill, Jonathan Schwartz, Clifton Davis, Don Darryl Rivera, Merwin Foard, Michael James Scott, and Jonathan Freeman. "Overture," "Arabian Nights," "One Jump Ahead," "One Jump Ahead (Reprise)," "Proud of Your Boy," "These Palace Walls," "Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim," "A Million Miles Away," "Diamond in the Rough," "Friend Like Me," "Act One Finale," "Prince Ali," "A Whole New World," "High Adventure," "Somebody's Got Your Back," "Proud of Your Boy (Reprise)," "Prince Ali (Sultan Reprise)," "Prince Ali (Jafar Reprise)," "Finale Ultimo," "Proud of Your Boy," "Genie Medley." Released 5/27/14 on mp3 and iTunes

Stratford Crazy for YouCrazy for You 2014 Stratford Festival Cast
(new digital album/and at iTunes)
Current Stratford Festival cast recording of Gershwin score. Josh Franklin, Natalie Daradich, and Tom Rooney. "Overture/Kr-a-Zy for You," "I Can't Be Bothered Now," "Bidin' My Time," "Could You Use Me?/Shall We Dance?," "Girls Enter Nevada," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Slap That Bass," "Embraceable You," "I Got Rhythm," "The Real American," "Folk Song (Is a Rag)," "What Causes That?," "Naughty Baby," "Stiff Upper Lip," "They Can't Take That Away from Me/but Not for Me," "Nice Work If You Can Get It." Samples, individual tracks and digital album at CD Baby.

Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington: The Original Recordings That Inspired The Broadway Hit After Midnight
(Sony/Legacy - new on CD/iTunes)
Drawn from the RCA and Columbia catalogs. "Daybreak Express" (1999 Remastered - Take 2/Alternate Take), "Happy as the Day Is Long," "I've Got the World on a String," "Braggin' in Brass" (From the Broadway Revue, "Cotton Club Parade of 1938"), "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" (From the Broadway Revue, "Blackbirds of 1928"), "Diga Diga Doo," "East St Louis Toodle-Oo," "Stormy Weather" (Album Version), "Raisin' the Rent" (From the Broadway Revue, "Cotton Club Parade of 1933"), "Creole Love Call" (Album Version), "The Mooche" (Album Version), "Black and Tan Fantasy," "It Don't Mean a Thing" (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Album Version), "Cotton Club Stomp" (1989 Remastered), "Rockin' in Rhythm."

Ed AmesEd Ames' Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
Twofer of Ames' first solo album, recorded in 1964, featuring songs from Broadway musicals, and another collection of Broadway favorites recorded in 1966. Available on this date from MasterworksBroadway.com. July 1 at ArkivMusic.com

HeathersHeathers Original Off-Broadway cast
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Laurence O'Keefe-Kevin Murphy score. Barrett Wilbert Weed, Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alice Lee, Heather Duke, Jon Eidson, Evan Todd, Anthony Crivello, Dan Cooney and Michelle Duffy. Produced by Michael Croiter, Murphy and O'Keefe. Recorded 4/15-16. Digital release expected earlier.

HedwigHedwig and the Angry Inch OBC Digital
(Atlantic Records - mp3/iTunes)
Broadway cast recording of Stephen Trask musical. Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall and Justin Craig (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Matt Duncan (bass, vocals), Tim Mislock (guitar, vocals), and Peter Yanowitz (drums, vocals). Produced By Stephen Trask, Tim O'heir, and Justin Craig. "America the Beautiful," "Tear Me Down," "The Origin of Love," "Deutschlandlied," "Sugar Daddy," "When Love Explodes (Love Theme from "Hurt Locker: The Musical")," "Angry Inch," "Wig In A Box," "Wicked Little Town," "The Long Grift," "Hedwig's Lament," "Exquisite Corpse," "Wicked Little Town (Reprise)," "Midnight Radio." CD to be released July 15.

Hidden IdentityHidden Identity
(MLR Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
New detective novel by Adam Carpenter (Belasco Theatre ticket-taker Joseph Pittman), with Broadway as its backdrop.

John Michael DiasJohn Michael Dias: Write This Way
(Roxsteady Music - new on CD/digital album)
Frankie Valli Broadway replacement/alternate and tour in Jersey Boys. "On Broadway," "Almost Like Being in Love / This Can't Be Love," "The Way Life Is," "Soon It's Gonna Rain," "Take Me Back to Manhattan / New York State of Mind," "Slap That Bass," "I Don't Remember You / Sometimes a Day Goes By," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Gravity," "Without Your Love," "Being Alive," "Taking the Wheel." Samples, individual tracks, digital album and CD available at CD Baby.

Judith of BehtuliaJudith of Bethulia
(GPR Records - Paperback Book/new Audiobook)
New Charles Busch play. "Imagine the outrageous Mae West in a Cecil B. DeMille biblical epic." 68 pages. Release 3/14/13. Busch also narrates the new Audible audiobook version.

Where the Sky EndsWhere The Sky Ends: The Music of Michael Mott
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
"Just Like Me" (Justin Guarini), "The Left Side of the Moon" (Zachary Levi), "The Devil" (Sierra Boggess), "Don't Stop Dancin'" (Bryan Terrell Clark with Shauna Goodgold, Bruce Landry and Lindsay Rider), "Dare To Dream" (from Faustus, Laura Osnes & Jeremy Jordan), "Her Embrace" (from Faustus, Josh Young), "Hold Me Tight" (Orfeh), "Try" (Jeremy Jordan), "Let You Go" (from Mob Wife, Jacqueline Petroccia), "Gone" (Ben Fankhauser with Shauna Goodgold, Bruce Landry & Lindsay Rider), "Sky (Interlude)" (Michael Mott), "Sky" (Michael Mott).


June 10, 2014

Perez CostelloAilyn Pérez and Stephen Costello: Love Duets
(Warner Classics - new on CD)
Husband and wife opera stars, tenor and soprano, with BBC Symphony Orchestra. "Toi! Vous!!...N'est-ce plus ma main," "Suzel, buon dì -'Cherry Duet'," "Signor ne prinicipe -E il sol...addio speranza," "Caro Elisir...Esulti pur la Barbara," "Il se fait tard," "Un dì felice," "O soave fanciulla," "One hand, one heart," "If I loved you," "I'll know," "And this is my beloved."

AndroclesAndrocles and the Lion
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new CD-R/iTunes)
1967 television cast recording of Richard Rodgers score. Ed Ames, Brian Bedford, Noel Coward, John Cullum, Clifford David, William Hickey, Kurt Kasznar, Patricia Routledge, Inga Swenson, Norman Wisdom. Includes "Don't Be Afraid of an Animal," "The Emperor's Thumb," "Fine Young Man," "Follow In Our Footsteps," "The Arena Pantomime," "No More Waiting," "Strangers," "Strength Is My Weakness," "Velvet Paws."

AnnapurnaAnnapurna
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Sharr White.

Bulets Over BroadwayBullets Over Broadway OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Cast includes Brooks Ashmanskas, Zach Braff, Nick Cordero, Marin Mazzie, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe, Lenny Wolpe, Heléne Yorke, Karen Ziemba, Jim Borstelmann, Janet Dickinson. "Overture," "Tiger Rag," "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You," "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me," "'Tain't a Fit Night Out For Man or Beast," "The Hot Dog Song," "They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me," "Up a Lazy River," "I'm Sitting On Top of the World," "Let's Misbehave," "There's a Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway," "(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You," "Here Comes the Hot Tamale Man," "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do," "Runnin' Wild," "There's a New Day Comin'!," "There'll Be Some Changes Made," "I Ain't Gonna Play Second Fiddle," "I've Found a New Baby," "The Panic Is On," "She's Funny That Way," "Yes! We Have No Bananas!," Bonus Track: The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band featuring Woody Allen. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes

Dianne SchuurDiane Schuur: I Remember You (with love to Stan and Frank)
(Jazzheads - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Jazz vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur tribute to Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra. "'S Wonderful," "Nice 'n' Easy," "Watch What Happens," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "How Insensitive," "Here's That Rainy Day," "Didn't We," "I Remember You," "I Get Along Without You Don't Worry Bout Me (medley)," "Second Time Around;," "For Once In My Life." With Alan Broadbent, Ben Wolfe, Ulysses Owens, Jr., Romero Lubambo, Roni Ben-Hur, and Joel Frahm. New arrangements by Alan Broadbent.

HeathersHeathers Original Off-Broadway cast Digital
(Yellow Sound Label - iTunes)
Laurence O'Keefe-Kevin Murphy score. Barrett Wilbert Weed, Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alice Lee, Heather Duke, Jon Eidson, Evan Todd, Anthony Crivello, Dan Cooney and Michelle Duffy. Produced by Michael Croiter, Murphy and O'Keefe. Recorded 4/15-16. CD expected June 17.

Himself and NoraHimself and Nora
(Jay Records - new on CD)
2012 NYMF cast recording of Jonathan Brielle score. Matt Bogart (as James Joyce), Jessica Burrows, J.B. Wing, David Arthur and Brian Sills. "Himself and Nora / I Tell You Now," "Man of Erin," "Kiss," "Compatriots In Lust," "River Liffey," "Stand Fast," "Stand Fast Reprise," "Let's Have a Drink," "What Better Thing To Do," "Pound and Weaver," "I Say,," "The Grand Himself," "Man of Erin Reprise," "The Children of Mr. Joyce," "Without a Man," "All Ways In Love," "I Do," "What Better Thing To Do Reprise," "Touch Kiss," "Finale / River Liffey Reprise." Recorded October 15-16, 2012.

Kismet Blu-rayKismet
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1955 musical film adaptation of Alexander Borodin/Robert Wright/George Forrest musical. Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Dolores Gray, Vic Damone, Sebastian Cabot, Monty Woolley, Jack Elam. Directed by Vincente Minnelli and Stanley Donen. Screenplay by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis.

The ShaggsShaggs: Philosophy of the World Off-Broadway cast
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD/mp3/)
Score by Joy Gregory and Gunnar Madsen. Peter Friedman, Kevin Cahoon, Annie Golden, Jamey Hood, Emily Walton, and Sarah Sokolovic.

Showboat 1936Show Boat (1936)
(Warner Archive - new on DVD)
Film version of Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical. Irene Dunn, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan, Helen Westley, Hattie McDaniel. Amazon release 4/29/14.

Six by SondheimSix by Sondheim
(new Amazon HD video)
HBO documentary on the life and work of Stephen Sondheim. With Susan Browning, Glenn Close, Jarvis Cocker, George Coe, Darren Criss, John Cunningham, Yvonne De Carlo, Judi Dench, Steve Elmore, America Ferrera, George Hearn, Jackie Hoffman, Beth Howland, Hugh Jackman, Glynis Johns, Dean Jones, Jeremy Jordan, Jeremy Jordan. Also available as disc-on-demand at Warner Archive.

Spencer Day DaybreakSpencer Day: Daybreak Digital
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Songs from the 1960s and original songs. "Missing Tonight," "Naturally," "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," "Don't Let Me In," "Never My Love," "Wait Till I Get You Alone," "Groovin'," "Bad Moon Rising," "World Without Love," "You Don't Know You're Lonely."

Swan EstherSwan Esther Import
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Musical retelling of the biblical story of Esther, score by Nick Munns and J. Edward Oliver. Appeared at London's Young Vic Theatre in December 1983 in a limited run, then toured as Swan Esther And The King. This release features the complete 1983 concept album (digitally remastered from the original master tapes) with studio rehearsal demos of the additional songs composed for the touring production, plus bonus unreleased recording by Stephanie Lawrence "Here Stands a Man" from the unproduced 1992 musical adaptation of How Green Was My Valley, music & lyrics Shirlie Roden. Release a week earlier in the U.K. at StageRecords.com.

West Side Story San Francisco SymphonyWest Side Story Live with San Francisco Symphony
(SFS Media - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Live recording from June 27-July 2, 2013, symphony concerts with Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber, Jessica Vosk, Kevin Vortmann, Juliana Hansen, Cassie Simone, Louise Cornillez, Justin Keyes, Zach Ford, Chris Meissner, Louis Pardo, David Michael Laffey, Kelly Markgraf, Julia Bullock and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.


June 3, 2014

FightingAhrens & Flaherty: Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live at 54 BELOW
(Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs/iTunes)
Recorded live at 54 Below over six performances in September 2013. "At The Beginning/Patter" (Lynn Ahrens And Stephen Flaherty), "Journey To The Past" (Liz Callaway), "Waiting For Life" (LaChanze), "Mama Will Provide" (Kecia Lewis), "Rain" (Quentin Earl Darrington), "Love Who You Love" (Jessica Molaskey), "The Cuddles Mary Gave" (Sean McCourt), "The Streets Of Dublin" (McCourt), "Rita’s Confession" (Mary Testa & Flaherty), "Fancy Meeting You Here" (Testa), "Ballerina" (Stephanie J. Block), "Dancing Still - Jeremy Jordan), "Raining" (Hamburg Version)" (Ahrens), "Raining" (Callaway), "Speaking French" (Marin Mazzie), "Times Like This" (Callaway), "The Show Biz" (Kevin Chamberlin & Lewis Grosso), "Alone In The Universe" (Chamberlin & Grosso), "Solla Sollew" (Chamberlin), "Green Eggs & Ham" (Lewis), "Never Really Knew The Guy" (Callaway), "Close But No Cigar" (Annaleigh Ashford & Bobby Steggert), "White Milk & Red Blood" (Lewis), "Larger Than Life" (Steggert), "Funny/The Joke" (Ashford & Julie Halston), "Something Beautiful" (Rebecca Luker), "Sarah Brown Eyes" (Brian Stokes Mitchell & LaChanze), "The Night That Goldman Spoke At Union Square" (Steggert), "Something Of My Own" (LaChanze), "Wheels Of A Dream" (Mitchell & LaChanze), "Ragtime" (Piano Solo)" (Flaherty), "Make Them Hear You" (Quentin Earl Darrington), "Goodbye My Love/Back To Before" (Mazzie), "I Was Here" (Mitchell), "How Lucky We Are" (Ahrens & Flaherty).

Men in My LifeAlison Fraser: The Men in My Life Digital
(Original Cast Records - CD Baby/Amazon mp3/iTunes)
First time digital release of 2000 solo album. "Storyteller" (by Christopher McGovern), "The Beautiful Land" (by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley), "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars/The Look Of Love" (by Antonio Carlos Jobim & Gene Lees; Burt Bacharach & Hal David), "Everyday I Write the Book" (by Elvis Costello), "City Of Dreams/The End Comes Softly" (by David & Joseph Zellnik), "Parallel Lines" (by Todd Rundgren), "Wrong For Me" (by Rusty Magee), "Young at Heart" (by Carolyn Leigh & Johnny Richards; w/ The Vice Medley), "Smoke" (by Charles Leipart & Eric Schorr), "Put It on My Tab" (by Marion Adler & Craig Bohmler), "Show Me the Way To Go Home" (by Irving King), "The Pill Song" (by William Finn), "The Passion Of Rhoda" (by William Finn; duet w/ Finn), "Romantic Notions" (by Barry Harman & Keith Herrmann), "Men in My Life" (by Alison Fraser & Christopher McGovern). Samples, individual tracks, and digital album available at CD Baby.

Alison Fraser NY RomanceAlison Fraser: A New York Romance Digital
(Original Cast Records - CD Baby/Amazon mp3/iTunes)
First time digital release of 1996 album. "Romance Romance/Orange Colored Sky," "I Don't Know Enough About You," "Teach Me Tonight/You Can Leave Your Hat On," "Warm All Over/Till There Was You," "Impossible," "Can't Take You Nowhere," "Overs," "Coming Apart," "Pain," "Some Of These Days/Who's Sorry Now/Goody Goody/I Wanna Be Around/After You've Gone," "I Wish You Love," "What'll I Do/Always/No Regrets," "New York Romance," "Orange Colored Sky," "I'm Breaking Down," "The Blonde Song," "The Green Heart," "At The Codfish Ball/Hold Tight/By The Beautiful Sea," "Love Me For What I Am," "When You Gotta Go/Sweet Beginning," "Darling Children." Samples, individual tracks, and digital album available at CD Baby.

The AmbassadorThe Ambassador: Gabriel Kahane
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
New album from singer-composer Kahane (February House). "Black Garden (2673 Dundee Pl.)," "Bradbury (304 Broadway)," "Slumlord Crocodile (115 E 3rd St.)," "Veda (1 Pierce Dr.)," "Empire Liquor Mart (9127 S Figueroa St.)," "Musso and Frank (6667 Hollywood Blvd)," "Villains (4616 Dundee Dr.)," "Ambassador Hotel (3400 Wilshire Blvd)," "Griffith Park (2800 E Observatory Ave.)," "Union Station (800 N Alameda St.)."

BeautifulBeautiful: The Carole King Musical OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new vinyl)
Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen. produced by Jason Howland and Steve Sidwell, Kurt Deutsch is Executive Producer. "Overture," "So Far Away," "1650 Broadway Medley," "It Might as Well Rain Until September," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Happy Days Are Here Again," "Take Good Care of My Baby," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "He's Sure the Boy I Love," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Up on the Roof," "On Broadway," "The Locomotion," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," "One Fine Day," "Chains," "Walking in the Rain," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "Uptown," "It's Too Late," "You've Got a Friend," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Beautiful," "I Feel The Earth Move." Deluxe double gatefold vinyl package containing a full color booklet with lyrics, show photos, rare archival content, and a show synopsis and essay by the book writer Douglas McGrath. Recorded 2/17/14. CD and digital released earlier.

Bulets Over BroadwayBullets Over Broadway OBC Digital
(Masterworks Broadway - new mp3 and at iTunes)
Cast includes Brooks Ashmanskas, Zach Braff, Nick Cordero, Marin Mazzie, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe, Lenny Wolpe, Heléne Yorke, Karen Ziemba, Jim Borstelmann, Janet Dickinson. "Overture," "Tiger Rag," "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You," "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me," "'Tain't a Fit Night Out For Man or Beast," "The Hot Dog Song," "They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me," "Up a Lazy River," "I'm Sitting On Top of the World," "Let's Misbehave," "There's a Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway," "(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You," "Here Comes the Hot Tamale Man," "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do," "Runnin' Wild," "There's a New Day Comin'!," "There'll Be Some Changes Made," "I Ain't Gonna Play Second Fiddle," "I've Found a New Baby," "The Panic Is On," "She's Funny That Way," "Yes! We Have No Bananas!," Bonus Track: The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band featuring Woody Allen. CD to to be released June 10.

Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington: The Original Recordings That Inspired The Broadway Hit After Midnight Digital
(Sony/Legacy - mp3/iTunes)
Drawn from the RCA and Columbia catalogs. "Daybreak Express" (1999 Remastered - Take 2/Alternate Take), "Happy as the Day Is Long," "I've Got the World on a String," "Braggin' in Brass" (From the Broadway Revue, "Cotton Club Parade of 1938"), "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" (From the Broadway Revue, "Blackbirds of 1928"), "Diga Diga Doo," "East St Louis Toodle-Oo," "Stormy Weather" (Album Version), "Raisin' the Rent" (From the Broadway Revue, "Cotton Club Parade of 1933"), "Creole Love Call" (Album Version), "The Mooche" (Album Version), "Black and Tan Fantasy," "It Don't Mean a Thing" (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Album Version), "Cotton Club Stomp" (1989 Remastered), "Rockin' in Rhythm." CD to be released June 17.

Vikki CarrThe First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face): Vikki Carr (Expanded Edition)
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1972 album plus some unreleased singles. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "(Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All," "Theme from Summer of '42," "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves," "Without You," "Song Sung Blue," "Love Theme from The Godfather," "Cabaret," "Help Me Make It Through The Night," "Brian's Song," "The Way of Love," "Spending All My Time Now Lovin' You (previously unreleased)," "I Can't Let My Heaven Walk Away (previously unreleased)," "Call My Heart Your Home," "The Big Hurt," "Let The Band Play On," "Reflections," "Borrowed Time," "Puttin' Myself In Your Hands," "I Don't Want A Sometimes Man," "What Child Is This," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear." Real Gone is also releasing "Love Again The Lost Columbia Masters," Carr's unissued 1975 album with extra tracks.

If/ThenIf/Then OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD/new on mp3 and at iTunes)
Tom Kitt/Brian Yorkey score. Idina Menzel, James Snyder, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, Jenn Colella, Jerry Dixon. "Prologue," "What If?," "It's a Sign," "A Map of New York," "You Never Know," "Ain't No Man Manhattan," "What the F**k?," "Here I Go," "You Don't Need to Love Me," "No More Wasted Time," "Surprise," "This Day/Walking by a Wedding," "Hey Kid," "Some Other Me," "Best Worst Mistake," "I Hate You," "A Map of New York (Reprise)," "You Learn to Live Without," "The Moment Explodes," "Love While You Can," "What Would You Do?," "Always Starting Over," "What If? (Reprise)." Recorded 4/7/14.

Lizzie BordenLizzie Borden Digital
(Original Cast Records - mp3/at iTunes)
First time digital release of 1998 American Stage Company cast recording. Score by Christopher McGovern and Amy Powers. Alison Fraser, Eleanor Glockner, Rex Hayes, Michael Babin, Rose McGuire, Bethanne Collins, Brenda Cummings, Steven L. Hudson, Maddie Blue, Joan Barber, Marian Steiner and Jamey McGaugh. "Prologue / Even for August," "Quiet Little Town," "Before the Tea Party / The House On the Hill," "First Tea Party," "Every Time I Look At You," "Buttons," "Fly Away," "The Maggie Work," "Another Dinner," "Fly Away (Reprise) / Hot," "The Trial of Lizzie Borden Unwinds," "Oh How Awful! Oh How Sad!," "Ever Since August," "So Easily," "I Cry Alone," "Murder Morning / Verdict / The House on the Hill (reprise)." Samples, individual tracks, and digital album available at CD Baby.

Love's Labours LostLove's Labour's Lost Digital
(Ghostlight - new digital on mp3/iTunes)
Shakespeare in the Park cast. Michael Friedman score. Daniel Breaker, Kevin Del Aguila, Colin Donnell, Rachel Dratch, Andrew Durand, Kimiko Glenn, Jeff Hiller, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Justin Levine, Patti Murin, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Bryce Pinkham, Charlie Pollock, Caesar Samayoa, Maria Thayer, Audrey Lynn Weston, Michael R. Douglass, and Bradley Gibson. "Prologue," "Young Men," "Hey Boys," "Hey Boys (Reprise)," "I Love Cats," "Jaquenetta," "Brabant Song, Pt 1," "Brabant Song, Pt 2," "Brabant Song, Pt 3," "Change Of Heart," "Rich People," "Academia," "Love s a Gun," "The King s Sonnet," "Dumaine s Poem," "Longaville s Sonnet," "Are You a Man?," "It s Not a Good Idea," "To Be With You," "Stop Your Heart," "I Don t Need Love," "The Tuba Song," "The Owl and the Cuckoo." CD to be released July 8. Recorded 1/27/14.

Next to Normal GermanNext to Normal Original Fürth Cast 2013
(HitSquad - new on 2 CDs/iTunes)
Tom Kitt/ Brian Yorkey score. Pia Douwes, Thomas Borchert, Dirk Johnston, Sabrina Weckerlin, Dominik Hees and Ramin Dustdar. Pre-ordering at SoundofMusic.de

OlivierOlivier
(MacLehose Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
New biography by Philip Ziegler, through archival materials, including the 50-hour complete Olivier audio archive, and interviews with those closest to the actor, including Joan Plowright. U.S. release date.

Peter BrookPeter Brook: The Tightrope
(First Run Features - new on DVD)
Simon Brook directs this 2012 documentary about his father's work. Extras: photo gallery, bonus video A Balancing Act: Interviews with the Actors.

Shakespeare in AmericaShakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now
(Library of American - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Edited by James Shapiro. Foreword by Bill Clinton and introduction by James Shapiro. Draws on poetry, fiction, essays, plays, memoirs, songs, speeches, letters, movie reviews, comedy routines and on a remarkable range of American writers from Emerson, Melville, Lincoln, and Mark Twain to James Agee, John Berryman, Pauline Kael, and Cynthia Ozick. 672 pages.

Memorial DayTodd Almond: Memorial Day Digital
(new mp3/iTunes)
Singer-songwriter Todd Almond (music for Stage Kiss, The Tempest, The Winter's Tale. Centers around three days that tie-in to the central theme of Memorial Day. "We Are All in Paradise," "Believe Me," "Praising God," "All I Ever Wanted in This Lifetime," "Sixteen," "Them Fireworks," "Your Goodness," "Let's Call This," "Married Is," "Athena."

Two RoadsTwo Roads
(Kritzerland Records - sheet music)
Sheet music for new song written by Richard M. Sherman and Bruce Kimmel. First 100 copies will be signed. Available at Kritzerland Records.

VioletViolet OBC
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs/mp3)
Jeanine Tesori/Brian Crawley score. Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Joshua Henry, Alexander Gemignani, Annie Golden, Ben Davis. "Water in the Well," "Surprised," "On My Way," "M&M's," "Luck of the Draw," "Question 'N' Answer," 'It Was My Mama's...', "All to Pieces," "Water in the Well (Reprise)," "A Healing Touch," 'I Saw You Writing in That Book Again...', "Let It Sing," 'There's Your First Miracle...', "Anyone Would Do," "Who'll Be the One (If Not Me)," "Last Time I Came to Memphis," "Go to It," "Lonely Stranger," "Lay Down Your Head," "Anyone Would Do (Reprise)," "Hard to Say Goodbye," 'Little Girl Got It All Figured out...', "Promise Me, Violet," "Raise Me Up," "Down the Mountain," "In the Chapel," "Raise Me up (Reprise)," "Look at Me," 'Don't Try to Quote to Me...', "That's What I Could Do," 'I Want to Bless You...', "Surprised (Reprise)," 'I Tried to Tell You...', "Promise Me, Violet (Reprise)," "Bring Me to Light." Released 5/20 at iTunes. Recorded 4/7/14.


May 27, 2014

AladdinAladdin OBC Digital
(Disney - new on mp3/iTunes)
Menken/Ashman score; additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Reed, Brian Gonzales, Brandon O'Neill, Jonathan Schwartz, Clifton Davis, Don Darryl Rivera, Merwin Foard, Michael James Scott, and Jonathan Freeman. "Overture," "Arabian Nights," "One Jump Ahead," "One Jump Ahead (Reprise)," "Proud of Your Boy," "These Palace Walls," "Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim," "A Million Miles Away," "Diamond in the Rough," "Friend Like Me," "Act One Finale," "Prince Ali," "A Whole New World," "High Adventure," "Somebody's Got Your Back," "Proud of Your Boy (Reprise)," "Prince Ali (Sultan Reprise)," "Prince Ali (Jafar Reprise)," "Finale Ultimo," "Proud of Your Boy," "Genie Medley." CD to be released June 17.

First Date SongbookFirst Date : Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook for Broadway score by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner. 10 songs: "Allison's Theme #1," "Allison's Theme #2," "The Awkward Pause," "Bailout Song #1," "The Check!," "First Impressions," "The Girl For You," "I'd Order Love," "In Love With You," "The One," "Safer," "Something That Will Last," "That's Why You Love Me," "The Things I Never Said." 128 pages.

Les Miserable Stage to ScreenLes Misérables: From Stage to Screen Audiobook
(Applause - new audiobook on 3 CDs)
By Benedict Nightingale and Martyn Palmer. Read by Peter Polycarpou. Based on 2013 paperback/momento book.

RockyRocky OBC recording
(Universal - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens score. Cast includes Andy Karl, Margo Seibert, Terence Archie, and Dakin Matthews, Danny Mastrogiorgio. Ain't Down Yet," "My Nose Ain't Broken," "Raining," "Patriotic," "My Nose Ain't Broken (Reprise)," "The Flip Side," "Adrian," "Wanna Know Why," "Fight From The Heart," "One Of Us," "Training Montage 1," "In The Ring," "Training Montage 2 ("Eye Of The Tiger")," "Happiness," "I'm Done," "Southside Celebrity," "Undefeated Man," "Keep On Standing," "The Fight (Round 15)." Recorded 3/17/14.

Sam HarrisSuitcase of Memories: Sam Harris
(new digital album/iTunes)
Songs selected by Sam Harris fans. A Change in My Life" (w/ Rockapella), "Satan's Li'l Lamb" (Americana), "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Time After Time," "Blue Skies," "Get Here," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This / Move On," "I Love You More," "I Can't Make You Love Me" (w/ Mai Bloomfield), "My Reclamation" (For Marriage Equality), "Somewhere Out There," "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues / Stormy Weather," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," "Moon River," "You've Got a Friend" (Gospel Version), "Wind Beneath My Wings," "The Rescue" (Revival Version), "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat," "Not While I'm Around" (From "Sweeney Todd"), "Who Can I Turn To?," "You Are So Beautiful," "In My Life," "Take My Hand, Precious Lord / You'll Never Walk Alone," "A World of Difference," "Sugar Don't Bite" (new acoustic version), "Over the Rainbow" (orchestral version). Clips and digital album available at CD Baby.

West Side Story San Francisco SymphonyWest Side Story Live with San Francisco Symphony Digital
(SFS Media - at iTunes)
Live recording from June 27-July 2, 2013, symphony concerts with Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber, Jessica Vosk, Kevin Vortmann, Juliana Hansen, Cassie Simone, Louise Cornillez, Justin Keyes, Zach Ford, Chris Meissner, Louis Pardo, David Michael Laffey, Kelly Markgraf, Julia Bullock and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. CD format to be released 6/10/14.


May 20, 2014

100100
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Eric Bogosian monologues. 192 pages.

Aaron Weinstein Lucky DayAaron Weinstein: Lucky Day
(new digital on mp3/at iTunes)
Jazz violinist plays "Cheek to Cheek," "Dancing in the Dark," "Twins," "Moments Like This," "Don't Mention Love to Me," "Don't Like Goodbyes," "Every Night at Seven," "Somebody Loves Me," "Deep in a Dream," "Lucky Day," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "The Lady's in Love with You." With Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, Warren Vache on cornet, Ted Firth, Tardo Hammer on piano, Tom Hubbard and Neal Miner on bass.

Blithe Spirit Blithe Spirit
(Bloomsbury Methuen - Paperback Book)
New edition of the Noel Coward play published to coincide with the 2014 new West End revival at the Gielgud Theatre, starring Angela Lansbury as Madame Arcati. 128 pages.

Bridges OBCThe Bridges of Madison County
(Ghostlight Records - new on 2 CDs)
Jason Robert Brown. Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale, Hunter Foster, Cass Morgan. "To Build a Home," "Home Before You Know It," "Temporarily Lost," "What Do You Call a Man Like That?," "You’re Never Alone," "Another Life," "Wondering," "Look At Me," "The World Inside a Frame," "Something From a Dream," "Get Closer," "Falling Into You," "State Road 21," "Who We Are And Who We Want To Be," "Almost Real," "Before and After You," "One Second and a Million Miles," "When I’m Gone," "It All Fades Away," "Always Better." Released at mp3 and at iTunes 4/15/14. Recorded March 3.

Brunette AmbitionBrunette Ambition: Lea Michele
(Crown Archetype - Hardcover Book/Audiobook/Kindle Edition)
Lea Michele "shares her experiences and insider tips on beauty, fashion, inner strength, and more in an illustrated book that's part memoir, part how-to, and part style guide." 224 page, with photos.

1960s Broadway MusicalsThe Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals
(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - Hardcover Book/Kindle edition)
By Dan Dietz. Detailed examination of every musical and revue which opened on Broadway during the 1960s. Also covers revivals, one-man and one-woman shows. Each entry includes: Opening and closing dates; Plot summaries; Cast members; Number of performances; Names of all important personnel including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors; Musical numbers and the names of performers who introduced the songs; Production data, including information about tryouts; Source material; Critical commentary; Tony awards and nominations; Details about London and other foreign productions. Appendices include a discography, film and television versions, published scripts, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and lists of productions by the New York City Center Light Opera Company, the New York City Opera Company, and the Music Theatre of Lincoln Center. 784 pages.

Elaine PaigeElaine Paige: The Ultimate Collection
(Rhino - new import CD)
To include songs from musical theatre, Paige's favorite album songs, fan favorites and rare recordings. "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" (1978 Version, "Memory" (1981 Uk Single, "Ave Maria," "I Don't Know How To Love Him," "What I Did For Love," "One Night Only," "Sometimes," "Unchained Melody," "I Know Him So Well" (Duet With Barbara Dickson)" (1984 Single, "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word," "For You," "La Vie En Rose," "I Dreamed A Dream" (Live, "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "With One Look," "The Prayer" (Duet With Barry Manilow, "I'm Still Here," "It's Raining On Prom Night" (1983 Outtake From Stages, "What A Feeling" (Ted Carfrae Mix - 1984 Outtake From Cinema)(From "Flashdance", "Be On Your Own" (Almighty Remix)" (Radio Edit).

Home for Wayward LadiesThe Home for Wayward Ladies
(Dress Circle Publishing - new Paperback/Kindle edition)
Novel by Drama Desk Award winning producer Jeremy Scott Blaustein.

Mark FarrisMark Farris: My Romance
(new on CD/mp3)
International pianist/singer. "Hello, Young Lovers," "Once In A Lifetime," "I've Got A Crush On You / The Nearness Of You," "Ten Minutes Ago," "Isn't It a Pity?," "Take Five," "Jessie," "Moon River," "Rhode Island Is Famous For You," "When Bert's Not Here," "So In Love / From This Moment On," "My Romance." Clips, tracks and CD available at CD Baby.

MaskedMasked: The Life of Anna Leonowens, Schoolmistress at the Court of Siam
(Univ of Wisconsin Press - Hardcover Book)
By Alfred Habegger. Anna Leonowens, the subject of "Anna and the King of Siam" and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I. "Draws on the archives of five continents and recent Thai-language scholarship to disclose the complex person behind the mask and the troubling facts behind the myth." 560 pages.

NickNick Ziobro: A Lot of Livin' to Do
(new mp3/iTunes)
17-year-old singer's debut album. "A Lot of Livin' to Do," "This Guy's in Love with You," "It All Depends on You," "Nobody Else But Me," "Here's That Rainy Day," "The Rainbow Connection," "I Won't Dance," "Summer, Highland Falls," "Too Close for Comfort," "How Long Has This Been Going On?," "Anyone Can Whistle," "All of Me," "Blame It on My Youth." With Tedd Firth on piano, Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, Jay Leonhart on bass, Ray Marchica on drums, Brian Pareschi on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Marc Phaneuf on saxophone and clarinet. Liner notes by Michael Feinstein. Produced by Michael Feinstein. Clips, tracks and digital album also available at CD Baby.

TheoTheo: An Autobiography
(Univ of Wisconsin Press - Paperback Book)
Autobiography of actor and activist Theodore Bikel. First published in 2002, this edition is "With reflections upon my ninetieth year edition." 468 pages.

Things We Said TodayThings We Said Today: Short Plays
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Plays by Neil LaBute.

VioletViolet OBC Digital
(PS Classics - iTunes)
Jeanine Tesori/Brian Crawley score. Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Joshua Henry, Alexander Gemignani, Annie Golden, Ben Davis. "Water in the Well," "Surprised," "On My Way," "M&M's," "Luck of the Draw," "Question 'N' Answer," 'It Was My Mama's...', "All to Pieces," "Water in the Well (Reprise)," "A Healing Touch," 'I Saw You Writing in That Book Again...', "Let It Sing," 'There's Your First Miracle...', "Anyone Would Do," "Who'll Be the One (If Not Me)," "Last Time I Came to Memphis," "Go to It," "Lonely Stranger," "Lay Down Your Head," "Anyone Would Do (Reprise)," "Hard to Say Goodbye," 'Little Girl Got It All Figured out...', "Promise Me, Violet," "Raise Me Up," "Down the Mountain," "In the Chapel," "Raise Me up (Reprise)," "Look at Me," 'Don't Try to Quote to Me...', "That's What I Could Do," 'I Want to Bless You...', "Surprised (Reprise)," 'I Tried to Tell You...', "Promise Me, Violet (Reprise)," "Bring Me to Light." Digital booklet. CD to be released June 3.


May 13, 2014

AndroclesAndrocles and the Lion
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new digital and CD-R)
1967 television cast recording of Richard Rodgers score. Ed Ames, Brian Bedford, Noel Coward, John Cullum, Clifford David, William Hickey, Kurt Kasznar, Patricia Routledge, Inga Swenson, Norman Wisdom. Includes "Don't Be Afraid of an Animal," "The Emperor's Thumb," "Fine Young Man," "Follow In Our Footsteps," "The Arena Pantomime," "No More Waiting," "Strangers," "Strength Is My Weakness," "Velvet Paws." Now at MasterworksBroadway.com; June 10 at ArkivMusic.com

BeautifulBeautiful: The Carole King Musical OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen. produced by Jason Howland and Steve Sidwell, Kurt Deutsch is Executive Producer. "Overture," "So Far Away," "1650 Broadway Medley," "It Might as Well Rain Until September," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Happy Days Are Here Again," "Take Good Care of My Baby," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "He's Sure the Boy I Love," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Up on the Roof," "On Broadway," "The Locomotion," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," "One Fine Day," "Chains," "Walking in the Rain," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "Uptown," "It's Too Late," "You've Got a Friend," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Beautiful," "I Feel The Earth Move." Recorded 2/17/14. Released 4/1/14 on mp3 and iTunes.

George Irving"The Butler's Song" Original Cast
(Original Cast Records - new digital single on mp3 and at iTunes)
George Irving sings on this track from the original cast album of the 1976 musical So Long, 174th Street. Music and lyrics by Stan Daniels. Orchestrations by Luther Henderson. Also available at CD Baby.

My Baby Just CaresDavid Hobson & Rachael Beck: My Baby Just Cares For Me
(new import CD/mp3/iTunes)
Australian musical performers. "Get Happy," "Almost Like Being In Love," "Baby, It's Cold Outside," "I Got Rhythm," "Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered," "You Stepped Out Of A Dream," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off / Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love," "The Sound Of Music Medley: Something Good / Edelweiss / My Favourite Things," "Stranger In Paradise," "My Baby Just Cares For Me," "But Not For Me," "Truly Scrumptious." Also available directly from Middle8.com

Elaine PaigeElaine Paige: The Ultimate Collection UK versions
(Rhino - new CD/Deluxe 2 CD edition)
To include songs from musical theatre, Paige's favorite album songs, fan favorites and rare recordings. "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" (1978 Version, "Memory" (1981 Uk Single, "Ave Maria," "I Don't Know How To Love Him," "What I Did For Love," "One Night Only," "Sometimes," "Unchained Melody," "I Know Him So Well" (Duet With Barbara Dickson)" (1984 Single, "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word," "For You," "La Vie En Rose," "I Dreamed A Dream" (Live, "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "With One Look," "The Prayer" (Duet With Barry Manilow, "I'm Still Here," "It's Raining On Prom Night" (1983 Outtake From Stages, "What A Feeling" (Ted Carfrae Mix - 1984 Outtake From Cinema)(From "Flashdance", "Be On Your Own" (Almighty Remix)" (Radio Edit). Deluxe edition has 2nd disc of singles and unissued recordings: "If You Don't Want My Love," "How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns," "Far Side Of The Bay," "Oh Major," "The Second Time" (Theme From Bilitis), "My Knight In Black Leather," "Rocking," "Running Back For More" (From Blondel), "Losing My Mind" (From Follies), "Be On Your Own" (From Nine), "Another Suitcase In Another Hall" (From Evita), "The Windmills Of Your Mind" (From The Film The Thomas Crown Affair), "He's A Dream" (From Flashdance), "Walking In The Air" (From The Snowman), "On My Own" (From Les Miserables), "All Things Considered," "A Winter's Tale," "Hymne A L'Amour" (If You Love Me)" (From Piaf), "The Perfect Year," "It's Only Life" (Duet With Sinead O'Connor). Single version to be available in the U.S. as an import on May 20.

The Last Session OLCThe Last Session OLC
(JAY Records - new on CD)
Music and lyrics by Steve Schlalchlin. 2012 Tristan Bates Theatre cast: Darren Day, Simone Craddock, A J Dean, Ron Emslie, Lucy Vandi. "Message 1," "Save Me A Seat," "Shades of Blue (Sound Check)," "Message 2," "The Preacher and The Nurse," "Somebody's Friend," "Message 3," "The Group," "The Letter," "Going It Alone," "At Least I Know What's Killing Me," "Friendly Fire," "Connected," "The Singer and The Song," "Message 4," "When You Care," "Shades of Blue" (bonus Track).

Marriate Type LoveMarriage Type Love: Shirley Jones, Jack Cassidy
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new CD-R/mp3/iTunes)
Announced and recorded in 1959, but never released. With Marty Gold and His Orchestra. "Marriage Type Love" (Richard Rodgers), "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" (Jimmy McHugh), "It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House" (Harold Spina), "When We're Alone" (Val Burton), "You'll Never Know" (Harry Warren), "Love and Marriage" (James Van Heusen), "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin), "My Darling, My Darling" (Frank Loesser), "Love Is the Reason" (Arthur Schwartz), "I Married an Angel" (Richard Rodgers), "I Love You" (Cole Porter), "Two Sleepy People" (Hoagy Carmichael). ArkivMusic release date; available earlier at MasterworksBroadway.

One Touch of VenusOne 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?." "Overture" (Introduction), "New Art Is True Art," "One Touch of Venus," "Venus Awakening," "Curtain Music" (Scene One), "How Much I Love You," "Venus Entrance 1," "Mrs. Moats Falls," "I'm a Stranger Here Myself," "Forty Minutes For Lunch" (Ballet), "Incidental Music," "West Wind," "Way Out West In Jersey," "Way Out West In Jersey" (Encore), "That's How I Am Sick of Love," "One Touch of Venus" (Reprise), "Venus Entrance 2," "Foolish Heart," "Foolish Heart Dance," "The Trouble With Women," "Gloria Disappears," "Speak Low," "Artist's Ball," "Doctor Crippen," "Entr'acte," "Very, Very, Very," "Very, Very, Very" (Encore), "Speak Low" (Reprise), "Catch Hatch," "That's Him," "Wooden Wedding," "Venus In Ozone Heights" (Ballet), "Baccanale," "Statue Returns," "Finaletto," "Vive le Differrence," "Who Am I?," "Love In a Mist." Original orchestrations by Kurt Weill. U.S. street date; will be available sooner at JayRecords.com. Previously released on iTunes.

Sondheim StudiesThe Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies (Oxford Handbooks)
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
Robert Gordon (Professor of Drama and Director the Pinter Centre for Performance and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London), editor. Never before published essays on "the most important and compelling topics in the growing field of Sondheim Studies. Focusing on broad groups of issues relating to the music and the production of Sondheim works, rather than on biographical questions about the composer himself..." Six sections: "issues of intertextuality and authorship; Sondheim's pioneering work in developing the non-linear form of the concept musical; the production history of Sondheim's work; his writing for film and television; his exploitation and deployment of a wide range of musical genres; and how interpretation through key critical lenses (including sociology, history, and feminist and queer theory) establishes his position in a broader cultural context."

The Last Ship SongbookSting - The Last Ship
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Score by Sting for upcoming Broadway show. 12 tracks arranged for piano/vocal/guitar including: "And Yet," "August Winds," "Ballad Of The Great Eastern," "Dead Man's Boots," "I Love Her But She Loves Someone Else," "Language Of Birds," "The Last Ship," "The Last Ship (Reprise)," "The Night The Pugilist Learned How To Dance," "Practical Arrangement," "So To Speak," "What Have We Got?" 96 pages

TheatrelandTheatreland
(Athena - new 2 DVDs)
British documentary follows the Theatre Royal Haymarket's daily life from the front of house team dealing with the public, to the production teams backstage working to get a new production up and running, along with all the dramas, disasters and tantrums that can erupt behind the velvet curtain. Begins with the 2009 Waiting for Godot, starring Sir Ian McKellen, Simon Callow and Patrick Stewart. Also featuring Simon Callow, Ronald Pickup, Joseph Cross and Anna Friel. Episodes: Bringing the House Down; OK—Now Entertain Us; Flushed with Success; Is There a Spectre in the House?; Waiting in the Wings; Goodbye, Godot; Blonde or Brunette; Blood, Sweat, and Magic. Includes 12-page viewer’s guide with a timeline of the Theatre Royal Haymarket, a look at the West End, profiles of the participants, an article on theatre ghosts, and fun facts about the productions. Region 1. 201 minutes. Released in the UK in 2009.

Uncle VanyaUncle Vanya
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Annie Baker's translation of Anton Chekhov play.

Zither Les MisZithersensation 2: Zither Arrangements of Selections From Les Miserables
(new digital album)
Zither player Werner Frey plays songs from Les Misérables plus his own compositions. "On My Own," "Bring Him Home," "Work Song," "I Dreamed a Dream," "A Heart Full of Love," "A Little Fall of Rain," "Stars," "Master of the House," "At the End of the Day," "Do You Hear the People Sing," "Little People," "Drink With Me," "Castle On a Cloud," "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables," "I Saw Him Once," "In My Life," "Who Am I," "Darkness," "Les Miserables." Clips, individual tracks and mp3 album at CD Baby.


May 6, 2014

Anything to Hold on ToAnything Worth Holding On To
(new mp3, iTunes)
Written and sung by Scott Alan. "Nothing Remains," "Take Me Away," "Letting Go of You," "I'm in Pain," "Anything Worth Holding On To," "Ignited By a Dream," "Nothing More" (Live from Leicester Square Theatre), "Anything Worth Holding On To" (Instrumental).

BesuchDer Besuch der alten Dame Original Vienna Cast
(HitSquad - new on 2 CDs/iTunes)
Moritz Schneider, Michael Reed and Wolfgang Hofer musical adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's play The Visit. Pia Douwes, Uwe Kröger, Ethan Freeman, Masha Karell, Hans Neblung, Norbert Lamla, Gunter Sonneson, Peter Kratochvil, Jeroen Phaff, Marianne Curn, Niklas Abel, Lisa Habermann, Riccardo Greco, Illia Hollweg. Complete recording.

BiancaBianca Marroquin: El Mundo Era Mio ("The World Was Mine") Digital
(Young Pals Records International - new at iTunes)
Latin TV star, Broadway's Chicago, debut solo album. Five of the songs were co-written by Marroquin. "Gone," "One Lie," "El Mundo Era Mio," "You Blow Me Away," "Salvame," "Miss Out on You," "Something More Than Sideways," "No Pierdas Fe En Mi," "No Mas," "Physical," "Marquee."

Bridges of Madison County BlurayThe Bridges of Madison County Blu-ray
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-ray)
1995 film based on James Waller novel. Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. Directed by Eastwood. 135 minutes.

Supremes Funny GirlDiana Ross & the Supremes Perform Funny Girl new Digital
(Motown Records - new mp3 and at iTunes)
1968 album with some previously unreleased remixes. "Funny Girl," "If a Girl Isn't Pretty," "I Am Woman," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "People," "Cornet Man," "His Love Makes Me Beautiful," "Sadie, Sadie," "I'm the Greatest Star," "Funny Girl" (2014 Remix), "If a Girl Isn't Pretty" (2014 Remix), "I Am Woman" (2014 Remix), "The Music That Makes Me Dance" (2014 Remix), "Don't Rain On My Parade" (2014 Remix), "People" (2014 Remix), "Cornet Man" (2014 Remix), "His Love Makes Me Beautiful" (2014 Remix), "Sadie, Sadie" (2014 Remix), "I'm the Greatest Star" (2014 Remix), "I'm the Greatest Star" (Live From “TCB”), "My Man" (Mon Homme) [Live From Las Vegas]. Digital booklet - Sing and Perform Funny Girl.

Dramatist's Play Service recent releases: Family Furniture by A.R. Gurney, The Call by Tanya Barfield, Gidion's Knot by Johnna Adams, Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo, Annapurna by Sharr White, In a Forest, Dark and Deep by Neil LaBute, and Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath.

Harvey Blu-rayHarvey Blu-ray
(Universal - new Blu-ray)
1950 film based on Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize winning play. James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Charles Drake.

Here Lies LoveHere Lies Love
(Nonesuch - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
New cast recording of Public Theatre musical. David Byrne/Fatboy Slim score. Natalie Cortez, Melody Butiu, Jose Llana, Jeigh Madjus, Ruthie Ann Miles, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Conrad Ricamora. "American Troglodyte," "Here Lies Love," "Child of the Philippines," "Opposite Attraction," "The Rose of Tacloban," "A Perfect Hand," "When She Passed By," "Sugartime Baby," "Don't You Agree? / Pretty Face," "The Fabulous One," "Men Will Do Anything," "Star and Slave," "Poor Me," "Please Don't," "Solano Avenue," "Riots and Bombs," "Order 1081," "Seven Years," "Gate 37," "Just Ask the Flowers," "Why Don't You Love Me?." Includes seven new songs and a 52-page booklet.

Legends of OzLegends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return
(Sony/Columbia - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Music from the animated film. Music by Bryan Adams. Singing voices include Lea Michelle, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy and Martin Short. With the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra. Free listen available at EW.com.

Sheldon Harnick TreasuresSheldon Harnick: Hidden Treasures, 1949-2013
(Harbinger Records - new on 2 CDs, mp3 and at iTunes)
Partnership between Harbinger Records and The Musical Theater Project. Rarely heard songs from 17 musicals, some performed by Harnick and Jerry Bock. Three cuts were recording in the last year, and there are archival recordings by Audra McDonald ("You Made My Day"), Brian d'Arcy James ("A Doctor In Spite of Himself: Give Me Wine, Wine, Wine"), Hugh Martin ("I Can't Get Used to These Clothes"), Charlotte Rae (The Littlest Revue: "Ballad of the Shape of Things"). 52 tracks. Includes seven cut song demo recordings from Fiddler on the Roof. 60-page booklet with foreword by Hal Prince. CDs currently available at ArkivMusic, Amazon and www.musicaltheaterproject.org

The WomenThe Women (1939) Blu-ray
(Turner Home Entertainment - new Blu-ray)
Based on Claire Booth Luce play. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Mary Boland, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main, Lucile Watson, Phyllis Povah, Virginia Grey, Hedda Hopper, Florence Nash and Mary Cecil. Directed by George Cukor. Extras: From the Ends of the Earth documentary; Hollywood: Style Center of the World documentary, alternate black-and-white fashion show sequence with different footage; scoring session music cues; theatrical trailers for 1939 version and 1956 remake The Opposite Sex. 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio.


April 29, 2014

Curt Stigers Hooray for LoveCurtis Stigers: Hooray for Love
(Concord - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Curt Stigers' 11th album features classics from the Great American Songbook and three songs written or co-written by Stigers (including the title song). "Love Is Here to Stay," "Valentine's Day," "You Make Me Feel So Young" (with featuring Cyrille Aimée), "Hooray for Love," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Give Your Heart to Me," "That's All," "A Matter of Time," "If I Were a Bell," "You Don't Know What Love Is." Recorded at Brooklyn Recording studio. Produced by Stigers and John "Scrapper" Sneider. Matthew Fries on piano, Keith Hall on drums, Cliff Schmitt on bass, Matt Munisteri on guitar, and Sneider on trumpet.

MermanEthel Merman, Mother Teresa...and Me: My Improbable Journey from Châteaux in France to the Slums of Calcutta
(Prospecta Press - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Memoir by Tony Cointreau. Released 2/15/14. 312 pages.

Funny Girl 50thFunny Girl Deluxe OBC 50th Anniversary Set
(Capitol - new 2-disc set/iTunes)
Jule Styne/Bob Merrill score. Barbra Streisand, Sydney Chaplin, Jean Stapleton, Kay Medford, Danny Meehan, John Lankston. Digitally remastered CD and vinyl LP, with 48-page book featuring exclusive photos from the 1964 production and a new essay by Jay Landers. "Overture," "If a Girl Isn't Pretty," "I'm the Greatest Star," "Cornet Man," "Who Taught Her Everything?," "His Love Makes Me Beautiful," "I Want to Be Seen With You Tonight," "Henry Street," "People," "You Are Woman," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "Sadie, Sadie," "Find Yourself a Man," "Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat," "Who Are You Now?," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," "Don't Rain on My Parade (Reprise)" Also to be available for digital download.

Jesse LuttrellJesse Luttrell
(Fred Barton Music - new EP on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Six-song EP debut album. Recorded with an eleven-piece band of Broadway finest musicians, arranged and produced by Fred Barton, with John Miller as Musical Contractor. Nola Recording Studios. "Hey There, Good Times," "Make Someone Happy," "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," "Where's That Rainbow," "Two a Day," "What Kind of Fool Am I?."

The O'NeillThe O'Neill: The Transformation of Modern American Theater
(Yale Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Jeffrey Sweet. Photographs edited by Preston Whiteway. Forewords by Michael Douglas and Meryl Streep. "... the story of a theatrical laboratory, a place that transformed American theater, film, and television."

One Touch of Venus TVOne Touch of Venus Telecast
(VAI - new on DVD)
1955 television adaptation of Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash, S. J. Perelman musical. Janet Blair, Russell Nype, George Gaynes, Laurel Shelby, Mildred Trares, Iggie Wolfington. Black and white, 79 minutes.

Part SwanPart Swan, Part Goose: An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work, and Family
(Penguin Group - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Memoir of film and star star Swoosie Kurtz. With Joni Rodgers.

Rodgers and Hammerstein CollectionThe Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection Blu-ray
(20th Century Fox - 8-disc Blu-ray set)
State Fair (1945), Oklahoma! (Todd-AO), Oklahoma! (Cinemascope), Carousel , King and I , South Pacific (Theatrical), South Pacific (Extended Roadshow Version), The Sound of Music.


April 22, 2014

Alfie Boe - TrustAlfie Boe - Trust U.S. Release
(Decca - new on CD/iTunes)
Newest album from English tenor/musical theatre performer (Les Miserables, La Boheme). "Keep Me In Your Heart," "Many Rivers To Cross," "You've Got A Friend," "If You Go Away," "Trust," "God Give Me Strength," "Glory Glory Hallelujah," "Georgia On My Mind," "Forever Young," "Rosie," "The Dimming Of The Day" (with Shawn Colvin), "Danny Boy." Released in 2013 in the U.K.

Two ApplesAlpher & Litt: Two Apples
(new on CD/mp3)
Brooklyn cabaret duo present "Neo-American Songbook tunes for gym addicts, disaffected progressives, stargazers, dog-lovers, urban families, satire connoisseurs, and grownups with exquisite taste." "Hot," "The Cosmic Perspective," "I Want to Be a TV Chef," "Two Apples," "How I Learned to Ride My Bike," "Thong Song," "We've All Got to Live in This World .," "Going Nowhere Fast," "Hello in There," "Christmas in the Doghouse," "A Brooklyn Lullaby." Samples, tracks, digital album and CD available at CD Baby.

Charliemac ToasterCharliemac: The Toaster Song
(free digital single)
Debut EP from New York singer/songwriter. Free download at CD Baby.

CyranoCyrano de Bergerac avec Daniel Sorano
(Classics Archives - new digital album)

1960 film In French. Samples, tracks, digital album at CD Baby.

Hit the DeckHit the Deck Blu-Ray
(Warner Archive - new on Blu-ray)
1955 musical film featuring Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Vic Damone, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Russ Tamblyn, and Kay Armen. Songs by Vincent Youmans.

SchwartzThe Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartz: From Godspell to Wicked and Beyond
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Paul R. Laird. Based on interviews with Schwartz and his collaborators. Topics: Schwartz' major shows and other projects. Focuses on the process of collaboration and a descriptive analysis of music and lyrics.

Stanislavski Never Wore Tap ShoesStanislavski Never Wore Tap Shoes: Musical Theater Acting Craft
(Kindle Book)
Actor Burke Moses on "the craft of libretto acting." Free to borrow for Amazon Prime members.

Stella!Stella! Mother of Modern Acting
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
By Sheana Ochoa. Stella Adler's friend of 30 years, provided Ochoa with a trove of Stella's personal and pedagogical materials, and Ochoa interviewed Stella's entire living family, including her daughter Ellen; her colleagues and friends, from Arthur Miller to Karl Malden; and her students from Robert De Niro to Mark Ruffalo. Source material includes unpublished letters and interviews, private audio recordings, Stella's extensive FBI file, class videos and private audio recordings. Foreword by Mark Ruffalo. 320 pages.

VanessaVanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave
(Pegasus - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Dan Callahan. First ever biography of Vanessa Redgrave. 416 pages.


April 15, 2014

Billy's BackBilly's Back on Broadway
(Concord - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Billy Porter sings showtunes: "But The World Goes 'Round," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "On The Street Where You Live," "I've Gotta Be Me," "I'm Not My Father s Son," "Happy Days/Get Happy" (duet with Cyndi Lauper), "Luck Be A Lady," "Take The Moment," "I Am Changing."

Black NativityBlack Nativity Blu-ray
(Fox - new Blu-ray/DVD)
2013 musical film based on the Langston Hughes play. Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore, Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett. 93 minutes.

Bridges OBCThe Bridges of Madison County Digital
(Ghostlight Records - new mp3 and iTunes)
Jason Robert Brown. Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale, Hunter Foster, Cass Morgan. "To Build a Home," "Home Before You Know It," "Temporarily Lost," "What Do You Call a Man Like That?," "You’re Never Alone," "Another Life," "Wondering," "Look At Me," "The World Inside a Frame," "Something From a Dream," "Get Closer," "Falling Into You," "State Road 21," "Who We Are And Who We Want To Be," "Almost Real," "Before and After You," "One Second and a Million Miles," "When I’m Gone," "It All Fades Away," "Always Better." Recorded March 3. CD to be released May 20.

Julie BuddJulie Budd: They Wrote the Songs
(Emerald Music - new on CD and mp3/iTunes)
From her recent club act. "Home," "Love Me Do," "Perfect," "Let Me Try Again," "Kindred Spirits," "Newley Medley: Who Can I Turn To, What Kind Of Fool Am I / For Once in a Life Time / If I Ruled the World," "Reprise Home." Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby (and at Amazon, at a higher price).

Marriate Type LoveMarriage Type Love: Shirley Jones, Jack Cassidy
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new CD-R/digital)
Announced and recorded in 1959, but never released. With Marty Gold and His Orchestra. "Marriage Type Love" (Richard Rodgers), "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" (Jimmy McHugh), "It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House" (Harold Spina), "When We're Alone" (Val Burton), "You'll Never Know" (Harry Warren), "Love and Marriage" (James Van Heusen), "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin), "My Darling, My Darling" (Frank Loesser), "Love Is the Reason" (Arthur Schwartz), "I Married an Angel" (Richard Rodgers), "I Love You" (Cole Porter), "Two Sleepy People" (Hoagy Carmichael). April 15 at MasterworksBroadway.com, April 29 at ArkivMusic.


April 8, 2014

Anne of Green GablesAnne of Green Gables-the Musical
(digital album)
Original Canadian cast recording of musical running at the Charlottetown Festival since 1965. Score by Norman Campbell (music), Don Harron, Norman Campbell, Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore.

August Osage CountyAugust: Osage County
(Starz/Anchor Bay - new Blu-ray/DVD)
2013 film adaptation of Tracy Letts Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play. Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Margo Martindale, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney, Chris Cooper, Sam Shepard, Julianne Nicholson, Misty Upham

BrechtBertolt Brecht: A Literary Life (Biography and Autobiography)
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Stephen Parker, Brecht's life and work, through letters, diaries and unpublished material, including medical records. 704 pages.

Bobby Darin showThe Bobby Darin Show
(MP Home Video - new on 3 DVDs)
1973 music variety show. "Mack The Knife," "Beyond The Sea," "Splish Splash," "If I Were A Carpenter," "Artificial Flowers," "Won t You Come Home Bill Bailey," "Happy," "Mame," "Just Once In A Lifetime," "Cry Me A River," "Come Rain or Come Shin," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "Some People," "Lover Come Back To Me," and more. Guests include Peggy Lee, Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Helen Reddy, Nancy Sinatra, Freda Payne, Connie Stevens, Phyllis Diller, Tim Conway, Cloris Leachman, Andy Griffith, Dyan Cannon, Redd Foxx, Flip Wilson, Sid Caesar, Leslie Uggams, Arte Johnson, David Steinberg, Elke Sommer, Burl Ives, Carol Lawrence, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jackie Joseph, Pat Buttram and Donald O'Connor. Extras: new documentary Bobby Darin Going Out In Style, newsreel Footage & TV promo. [some material may be omitted.]

Funny FaceFunny Face Blu-ray
(Warner/Paramount - new Blu-ray)
1957 musical film. Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng, Dovima. Directed by Stanley Donen. Songs by George & Ira Gershwin include "Think Pink!," "How Long Has This Been Going On?," "Funny Face," "Bonjour, Paris!," "Clap Yo' Hands," "He Loves and She Loves," "On How to Be Lovely," "Basal Metabolism," "Let's Kiss and Make Up," "'S Wonderful". Contains songs (and star) from stage musical, but the plot is different. Extras Kay Thompson: Think Pink!; This is VistaVision; Fashion Photographers Exposed; The Fashion Designer and His Muse; Parisian Dreams; theatrical trailer.

Gene AustinGene Austin's Great Hits In Stereo / Restless Heart
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Popular singer of the 1920s. Songs include his hits re-recorded in stereo. "Lonesome Road," "Ramona," "I Can’t Give You Anything But Love," "Girl of My Dreams," "Weary River," "How Am I to Know," "Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time," "Someday Sweetheart," "My Melancholy Baby," "Sleepy Time Gal," "Bye Bye Blackbird," "My Blue Heaven," "My Restless Heart," "Wise Guys," "Sharecroppin’ Blues," "The More I See of Somebody Else," "Where the Shy Little Violets Grow," "The Hour of Parting," "Take Your Shoes Off Baby," "I Could Write a Book," "La Rosita," "I’m Not the Braggin’ Kind," "Memories of You," "There’s a New Blue Heaven in the Sky," "Ramona / She’s Funny That Way / I’m in the Mood For Love," "How Come You Do Me Like You Do / One Sweet Letter From You / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love," "Lonesome Road / Someday Sweetheart / Who," "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi / Sleepy Time Gal / My Blue Heaven."

Great God PanThe Great God Pan
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
By Amy Herzog.

Jo StaffordJo Stafford: Live in London 1959
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Live performances at the London Palladium in 1959 to an invited audience which was taped for a TV special. First time on CD. Introduction by Bruce Forsyth, "Almost Like Being in Love," "Love Is Here to Stay," "Taking a Chance On Love," "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home," "The Gentleman Is a Dope," "Old Devil Moon," "The Moment I Saw You With Teddy Johnson," "Tomorrow Mountain," "The Nearness of You," "You'll Never Know," "Saint Louis Blues With the Polkadots," "Yesterdays," "I'll Remember April," "Medley: It Might as Well Be Spring Jonathan & Darlene Edwards; Day by Day; Shrimp Boats; I Should Care ," "I Left My Heart At the Stage Door Canteen," "Medley: Amapola; You Are My Sunshine; the White Cliffs of Dover; Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye Teddy Johnson," "I'll Walk Alone," "I'll Be Seeing You."

The Music of ALWThe Musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber Vol. 1
(AAO Music - 3 CD set)
United Studio Orchestra. "Prologue:Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats/Solo Dance," "The Old Gumbie Cat," "The Rum Tum Tiger," "Mungojerrie & Rumpleteazer," "Old Deuteronomy," "Grizbella:The Glamour Cat," "Gus:The Theatre Cat," "Skimbleshanks:The Railway Cat," "Macavity:The Mystery Cat," "Mr. Mistoffelees," "Memory," "The Journey To The Heaviside Layer," "The Ad," "Dressing of the Cats," "Requiem/Oh What A Circus," "On This Night Of A Thousand Stars," "Buenos Aires," "I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You," "Another Suitcase In Another Hall," "New Argentina," "Don't Cry For Me Argentina," "High Flying, Adored," "Rainbow High," "Waltz For Eva & Che," "Lament," "Overture," "Think of Me," "Angel of Music," "The Mirror (Angel of Music)," "The Phantom of the Opera," "The Music of the Night," "Prima Donna," "All I Ask of You," "Reprise," "Masquerade," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "The Point of No Return," "Finale."

Now. Here. This.Now. Here. This. Piano/Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Jeff Bowen & Hunter Bell score. 11 vocal selections from the cast recording including: "Archer," "Dazzle Camouflage," "Give Me Your Attention," "Golden Palace," "Kick Me," "Members Only," "More Life," "That'll Never Be Me (Duet)," "Then Comes You," "This Time," "What Are the Odds?"

World of Musicals Vol 1The World of Musicals [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song
(Greenwood - Hardcover Book Set)
By Mark A. Robinson. 755 pages.

KarimlooThe Road To Find Out - East: Ramin Karimloo
(Big Hand Recordings - new EP new mp3/iTunes)
UK performer and current Broadway Jean Valjean. "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "Losing," "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables," "Broken."

SabrinaSabrina Blu-ray
(Warner/Paramount - new Blu-ray)
1954 film based on Samuel Taylor's play Sabrina Fair. Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden. Directed by Billy Wilder. Extras: Audrey Hepburn: Fashion Icon; Sabrina's World; Supporting Sabrina; William Holden: The Paramount Years; Sabrina documentary; Behind the Gates: Camera.

Tennessee Williams: Words and Music
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/iTunes)
Alison Fraser, based on her concert show. "... the soundtrack of Tennessee Williams's life" with songs and text from Williams' plays, including A Streetcar Named Desire ("It's Only A Paper Moon"), This Property is Condemned (Gene Autry's "You're the Only Star"), Clothes for a Summer Hotel (Noël Coward's "The Party’s Over Now") and Something Cloudy, Something Clear (Oscar-winning "Sweet Leilani"). Created by David Kaplan. Recorded at The Music Shed in New Orleans.

In the WakeIn the Wake
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Lisa Kron presented at the Public Theater in 2010.

Young at HeartYoung at Heart
(Olive Films - new Blu-Ray/DVD)
1954 musical film with Frank Sinatra and Doris Day. 117 minutes.


April 1, 2014

Andy CappAndy Capp OLC
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
1982 West End musical featuring Tom Courtenay, Val McLane, John Bardon, Alan Price, Vivienne Ross, Judith Barker, Nicky Croydon, Robert Vahey. "On My Street," "We're Waiting," "Good Evening," "I Ought to Be Ashamed of Myself," "Good Old Legs," "I Have a Dream," "Oh Gawd, Men… Beasts!," "Points of View," "Spend, Spend, Spend," "Don't Tell Me That Again," "Frozen Moments," "On My Street (Reprise)," "I Could Not Have Dreamed Him," "Goin' to Barcelona," "Time Heals," "Hermione," "When You've Lived in Love With Someone," "Mrs. Scrimmett," "The Trouble With People," "It's Better to Be in Simple Harmony," "The Wedding," "I Ought to Be Ashamed of Myself (Reprise)." Remastered from original master tapes. Full color 8-page booklet. Also available in the U.K. from StageDoorRecords.com.

BeautifulBeautiful: The Carole King Musical OBC Digital
(Ghostlight Records - new mp3/new on iTunes)
Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen. produced by Jason Howland and Steve Sidwell, Kurt Deutsch is Executive Producer. "Overture," "So Far Away," "1650 Broadway Medley," "It Might as Well Rain Until September," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Happy Days Are Here Again," "Take Good Care of My Baby," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "He's Sure the Boy I Love," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Up on the Roof," "On Broadway," "The Locomotion," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," "One Fine Day," "Chains," "Walking in the Rain," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "Uptown," "It's Too Late," "You've Got a Friend," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Beautiful," "I Feel The Earth Move" + digital booklet. Those who pre-order on iTunes will receive a special advance track of Jessie Mueller's "Will You Love Me Tomorrow." Recorded 2/17/14. CD to be released May 13.

Doris DayDoris Day: Music, Movies & Memories
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Collection of "rare and previously unreleased songs." "Can't Help Lovin' That Man" (1947), "Some Sunday Morning With Les Brown & His Orchestra," "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me" (Lullaby Of Broadway), "You're Gonna Lose Your Gal" (Starlift, duet with Gordon Macrae), "'S Wonderful" (Starlift), "How Well I Know," "Ready, Willing & Able" (Young At Heart), "Hold Me In Your Arms" (Young At Heart), "Que Sera, Sera (live charity version), "Soft As The Starlight" (The Glass Bottom Boat), "The Gypsy In My Soul" (The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special), "Medley: Secret Love/Who Will Buy/The 59th Street Bridge Song" (The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special), "The Way We Were" (Doris Day Today), "Best Friends" (Doris Day's Best Friends), "Wildfire" (Doris Day's Best Friends), "Octopus' Garden" (Doris Day's Best Friends), "Stewball - Duet With Terry Melcher" (Doris Day's Best Friends), "Everyone's Gone To The Moon" (Doris Day's Best Friends), "A Word From Doris" (Radio Interview), "In The Studio."

Doris DayDoris Day Sings Her Great Movie Hits
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
First time on CD. 1966 10-song compilation originally on the Columbia/Harmony budget label, with added Columbia bonus tracks. Songs from Pillow Talk, Please Don't Eat The Daisies, Do Not Disturb, Send Me No Flowers, Move Over Darling, It Happened To Jane, Teacher's Pet, Lover Come Back, The Glass Bottom Boat, The Tunnel of Love, Jumbo, The Pajama Game, Twinkle & Shine, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Julie. "Pillow Talk," "Please Don't Eat The Daisies," "Do Not Disturb," "Send Me No Flowers," "Twinkle Lullaby," "It Happened To Jane," "Move Over Darling," "Caprice" (inspired by Caprice), "Any Way The Wind Blows," "Teacher's Pet," "Julie," "Lover Come Back," "Au Revoir Is Goodbye With A Smile," "Should I Surrender," "Glass Bottom Boat," "Be Prepared," "Tunnel Of Love," "This Can't Be Love," "Possess Me," "Run Away, Skidaddle, Skidoo," "I'm Not At All In Love," "Twinkle And Shine," "Que Sera, Sera," "We'll Love Again."

Five Six Seven Nate AudiobookFive, Six, Seven, Nate!
(Simon & Schuster - AudioBook)
Read by author Tim Federle (Better Nate Than Ever). Theatre-oriented young reader fiction.

Gentleman's GuideA Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman score. Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lisa O'Hare, Lauren Worsham, Pamela Bob, Joanna Glushak, Eddie Korbich, Jeff Kready, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Price Waldman, Catherine Walker and Jane Carr. "Overture / Prologue: A Warning to the Audience," "You're a D'Ysquith," "I Don't Know What I'd Do," "Foolish to Think," "A Warning to Monty," "I Don't Understand the Poor," "Foolish to Think (Reprise)," "Poison in My Pocket," "Poor Monty," "Better With a Man," "Inside Out," "Lady Hyacinth Abroad," "The Last One You'd Expect," "Why Are All the D'Ysquiths Dying," "Why Are All the D'Ysquiths Dying (Reprise)," "Sibella," "I've Decided to Marry You," "Final Warning," "Poison in My Pocket (Reprise)," "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun," "Stop! Wait! What?!," "That Horrible Woman," "Finale." Recording date 1/13/14. Released earlier on mp3 and iTunes.

Rapture Blister BurnRapture, Blister, Burn
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Gina Gionfriddo.


March 25, 2014

Sherie Rene ScottAll Will Be Well: The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions: Sherie Rene Scott (Digital)
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/iTunes)
Sherie Rene Scott. Songs by Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Talking Heads, Pete Townshend, Annie Lennox, Dire Straights, Buddy Holly, Kate Bush and Noah & The Whale, as well as original compositions by Music Director Todd Almond. "Five Years Time," "Oh, Sean," "Honestly," "All I Want," "I Am an Animal," "Love over Gold," "This Is Why We Do This," "Moments of Pleasure," "Devotion," "Life During Wartime (Bonus Track)." Digital booklet. Single track "Oh, Sean" available now at iTunes

Barry ManilowBarry Manilow: Night Songs
(10 Spot - new on CD/mp3)
"I Fall In Love Too Easily," "Alone Together," "Blame It On My Youth," "I Get Along Without You Very Well," "You re Getting To Be A Habit With Me," "It Amazes Me," "But Not For Me," "It s A New World," "While We re Young," "You Don t Know What Love Is," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive," "My One And Only Love," "I ve Never Been In Love Before," "I Walk A Little Faster," "Here s That Rainy Day," "Some Other Time."

Kiss Me Kate and BrigadoonBrigadoon / Kiss Me, Kate
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - ArkivMusic CD-R/mp3)
From the television broadcasts. 1966 Brigadoon (Lerner & Loewe): with Rhys Williams, Thomas Carlisle, Marilyn Mason, Peter Falk, Robert Goulet, Sally Ann Howes, Finlay Currie, Edward Villella, Linda Howe; Conductor Irwin Kostal; "Overture," "Brigadoon," "Almost Like Being In Love," "McConnachy Square," "From This Day On," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," "The Heather on the Hill," "Waiting for My Dearie," "I’ll Go Home with Bonnie Jean," "There But for You Go I," "Brigadoon (Reprise)." 1968 Kiss Me Kate (Cole Porter): with Michael Callan, Jules Munshin, Jessica Walter, Robert Goulet, Carol Lawrence, Russell Nype, Marty Ingels, Tony Hendra, Nick Ullett; Connector Jack Elliott ; "Overture," "Another Op’nin’, Another Show," "Why Can’t You Behave," "Wunderbar," "So In Love," "We Open in Venice," "I Hate Men," "I’ve Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua," "Tom, Dick or Harry," "Were Thine That Special Face," "Too Darn Hot," "So Kiss Me, Kate," "Where Is the Life That Late I Led," "Always True to You in My Fashion," "So In Love (Reprise)," "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," "I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple," "Finale." Available previously at MasterworksBroadway.com.

Essential Doris DayThe Essential Doris Day
(Sony/Legacy - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
Anthology of recordings from 1940s-1960s. Disc One: "Sentimental Journey," (with Les Brown and His Orchestra), "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time," (with Les Brown and His Orchestra), "Till the End of Time," "You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)," (with Les Brown and His Orchestra), "It's Magic," "Love Somebody," "My Darling, My Darling," "Again," (with The Mellomen), "Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk" (with Frank Sinatra & the Ken Lane Singers), "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (78 rpm Version)," (with The Mellomen), "The Very Thought of You," (with Harry James & His Orchestra), "On Moonlight Bay," (with Paul Weston & His Orchestra and The Norman Luboff Choir), "(Why Did I Tell You I Was Going To) Shanghai," "Sugarbush" (Frankie Lane), "A Guy Is a Guy," "When I Fall in Love (Live)," "Mister Tap Toe," (with Paul Weston & His Orchestra and The Norman Luboff Choir). Disc Two: "By the Light of the Silv'ry Moon," (with Paul Weston & His Orchestra and The Norman Luboff Choir), "The Black Hills of Dakota," (with Paul Weston and his Orchestra), "Secret Love (78rpm Version)," "If I Give My Heart to You" (78rpm Version with The Mellomen), "Shaking the Blues Away," "Love Me or Leave Me," "I'll Never Stop Loving You (Mono)," "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" (Single Version with Frank DeVol & His Orchestra), "The Man Who Invented Love," (with Frank DeVol & His Orchestra), "There Once Was a Man" (John Raitt), "Teacher's Pet" (Teacher's Pet)," (with Frank DeVol & His Orchestra), "Everybody Loves a Lover," "Pillow Talk" (Pillow Talk)," "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)," (with the André Previn Trio), "My Romance," "They Say It's Wonderful" (with Robert Goulet), "I Got the Sun in the Morning" (Annie Get Your Gun)," "Move over Darling," "Desafinado (Slightly Out of Tune).

Jeepers CreepersJeepers Creepers - Great Songs From Horror Films
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Singers include Brent Barrett, Katherine Helmond, Judy Kaye, Rebecca Luker, Remy Zaken, Lynnette Perry, Alison Fraser, Tami Tappan, Jason Graae, Christiane Noll, Michelle Nicastro, Sharon McNight. Track list and ordering information at Kritzerland.com.

Light in the Piazza Vocal ScoreThe Light in the Piazza Vocal Score
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Adam Guettel score. Vocal score plus eight pages of facts about the show, a program note from Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas, principal vocal ranges and contents listing for each act. 240 pages.

Jarrod SpectorJarrod Spector: A Little Help From My Friends: Live at 54 BELOW
(Broadway Records - new on CD/iTunes)
Broadway performer live album. Patter and song tracks: "With a Little Help From My Friends," "2013-1966: 'A Little Back To the Future...'," "When I Was Your Man / Faith / Good Vibrations," "1936: 'Trace the Lineage...'," "Sweet Home Chicago," "When You Wish Upon a Star," "1940s: 'A Guy Named Little Jimmy Scott...'," "Unchained Melody," "1950s: 'The Birth of Rock and Roll...'," "Good Golly Miss Molly / Tutti Frutti," "Who's Lovin You," "Don't You Worry Bout a Thing," "1969-1973: 'Ivory and More Ivory...'," "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "1832-1976: 'Queen Who? For Me, Caruso...'," "Una Furtiva Lagrima / Somebody To Love," "If I Can't Have You," "1980s: 'A Sad Bolognese...'," "It s All Coming Back To Me Now," "Uptown Girl / Walk Like a Man," "C'mon Marianne / Beggin," "1963-????: 'Part of a Circle...'," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."

Once OLCOnce OLC
(5-song EP)
London cast includes Declan Bennett, Zrinka Cvitesic, Valda Aviks, Phoebe Fildes, Ryan Fletcher, Aidan Kelly, Gareth O'Connor, Michael O'Connor, Jos Slovick, Flora Spencer–Longhurst, Jez Unwin & Gabriel Vick. Five-song EP is available for listening at SoundCloud.

Snow GeeseThe Snow Geese: A Play
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Sharr White. Presented on Broadway in 10/1/13 - 12/13/14 featuring Mary-Louise Parker, Danny Burstein, Victoria Clark.

Wilde ProjectThe Wilde Spirit in three versions
(new on DVD-R)
Live stage recording of the 1996 Off-Broadway production, as restaged at Theatre-Off-Park; live stage recording in Provincetown in 1990; and 1992 production (link unavailable). Book, music and lyrics by and starring Kerry Ashton. Vocal selections were published in December 2013; the text was published in paperback with over 20 pages of photographs and author's notes in October 2013.


March 18, 2014

13 Things13 Things About Ed Carpolotti 2013 Off Broadway Cast Digital release
(Harbinger Records - new mp3/iTunes)
Music by Barry Kleinbort; based on the play by Jeffrey Hatcher. Penny Fuller accompanied by Paul Greenwood (musical director).

Inside ActInside Act: How Ten Actors Made It - And You Can Too
(Hansen Publishing - Paperback Book)
By actor, director and educator Ken Womble. Interviews with Debra Monk, Eric Ladin, Krysta Rodriguez, Tony Yazbeck, James Earl, Gary Beach, John Tartaglia, Robert Clohessy, Jose Llana and Richard Portnow about the important career choices; and interviews with two of each actor's success team (agents, managers, directors, coaches) with analysis by the author.

Kiss Me Kate and BrigadoonBrigadoon / Kiss Me, Kate
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - CD-R/mp3)
From the television broadcasts. 1966 Brigadoon (Lerner & Loewe): with Rhys Williams, Thomas Carlisle, Marilyn Mason, Peter Falk, Robert Goulet, Sally Ann Howes, Finlay Currie, Edward Villella, Linda Howe; Conductor Irwin Kostal; "Overture," "Brigadoon," "Almost Like Being In Love," "McConnachy Square," "From This Day On," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," "The Heather on the Hill," "Waiting for My Dearie," "I’ll Go Home with Bonnie Jean," "There But for You Go I," "Brigadoon (Reprise)." 1968 Kiss Me Kate (Cole Porter): with Michael Callan, Jules Munshin, Jessica Walter, Robert Goulet, Carol Lawrence, Russell Nype, Marty Ingels, Tony Hendra, Nick Ullett; Conductor Jack Elliott ; "Overture," "Another Op’nin’, Another Show," "Why Can’t You Behave," "Wunderbar," "So In Love," "We Open in Venice," "I Hate Men," "I’ve Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua," "Tom, Dick or Harry," "Were Thine That Special Face," "Too Darn Hot," "So Kiss Me, Kate," "Where Is the Life That Late I Led," "Always True to You in My Fashion," "So In Love (Reprise)," "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," "I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple," "Finale." Available purchase at MasterworksBroadway.com now, ArkivMusic.com CD-R and digital March 25.

The Happy PrinceThe Happy Prince A Musical Fantasy
(digital album)
Digital release of 1975 studio cast recording of Ron Kaftel score. Tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

Love on 42nd StLove on 42nd Street
(DLC Music - new on mp3/iTunes)
Original music by British composers Daniel and Laura Curtis performed by Broadway and West End stars. Lea Salonga, Samantha Barks, Simon Bowman, Sierra Boggess, John Owen-Jones, Ramin Karimloo, Katy Treharne and "Your Voice Competition" winner Kasia Howley. "Why Am I Falling?," "You Caught Me Off Guard," "Wished That I Could Call You," "Tell Me What Makes a Man," "What Love Is For," "No Time For Romance," "Now," "You Fixed My Broken Wings." Proceeds go to BBC Children in Need.

Maxine SullivanMaxine Sullivan: The Great Songs from the Cotton Club Parade Digital Release
(Harbinger Records - new mp3/at iTunes)
1984 Grammy Award nominee album; songs by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler. "Happy as the Day Is Long," "You Gave Me Ev'rything but Love," "As Long as I Live," "Raisin' the Rent," "Neath the Pale Cuban Moon," "I'll Wind," "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," "I Love a Parade," "Harlem Holiday," "Get Yourself a New Broom," "Stormy Weather," "In the Silence of the Night," "That's What I Hate About Love," "Primitive Prima Donna," "I've Got the World on a String."

FrozenFrozenFrozen
(Disney - Blu-ray/DVD set & on DVD)
2013 animated musical film. Original score by Christophe Beck and original songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q). Voices by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds. Blu-ray extras The Making of Frozen; D'frosted: Disney's Journey From Hans Christian Andersen to Frozen; Breaking The Ice: The Real Making of Frozen; four deleted scenes with introduction by Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee; original theatrical short: Get A Horse; "Let It Go" music videos by Demi Lovato, Martina Stoessel & Marsha Milan Londoh; teaser trailer. [a 3D version will only be offered via a digital streaming service.]

Going UpGoing Up A Musical Farce in Three Acts
(Operetta Foundation - new on CD)
New studio cast recording of score for 1917 Broadway show. Music by Louis Hirsch, lyrics by Otto Hauerbach. Natalie Ballenger, Brian Maples, Elyse Marchant, Kristin Mellian, Robert Norman, Heather Reithmeier, Ryan Reithmeier, Ashley Seaton, Josh Shaw, Bryan Vickery. ACT I: "Overture," "Opening Chorus: Hello! Hello!," "I’ll Bet You," "I Want a Boy (Who’s Determined to Do What I Say)," "If You Look in Her Eyes," "Going Up," "Finale"; ACT II: "Entr’acte," "The Touch of a Woman’s Hand," "Down! Up! Left! Right!," "Do It for Me," "Ev’rybody Ought to Know How to Do the Tickle Toe," "Kiss Me," "Scene: If You Look in Her Eyes," "Finale"; ACT III: "Entr’acte," "Opening Chorus: Hip Hooray," "There’s a Brand New Hero," "Here’s to the Two of You," "Front Scene: You Start to Sway," "Finale Ultimo"; BONUS SONGS by Irving Berlin: "Come Along to Toy Town," "When the Curtain Falls." Four-hand piano accompaniment by music director Adam Aceto and Patrick Johnson. Produced by Michael D. Miller. Available at OperettaFoundation.org.

Laurle MasseLaurel Massé: Once in a Million Moons
(Ellkat Productions - new on CD)
Former member of Manhattan Transfer sings "Girlfriend of the Whirling Dervish," "Sweet and Slow," "Anyplace I Hang My Hat is Home," "My Ideal," "Small Fry," "My Blue Heaven," "Be My Love," "As Long as I Live," "La Vie en Rose," "Crazy," "I Wish I Were in Love Again," "Once in a Million Moons," "Hit the Road to Dreamland," "On My Way to You." Hubert "Tex" Arnold, Piano. Recorded at Ambient Recording, Stamford CT. Produced by Patrick McIntyre and Laurel Massé. CD available at CD Baby.

Saving Mr BanksSaving Mr. Banks
(Disney - new on Blu-Ray+Digital/DVD)
2013 film about the making of the musical film Mary Poppins. Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak. Bonuses: The Walt Disney Studios: From Poppins to Present tour with director John Lee Hancock; "Let's Go Fly a Kite," impromptu version with cast and crew on set during the last day of shooting, and deleted scenes. Some extras may be blu-ray only.

Songs by Arthur SchwartzSongs by Arthur Schwartz Digital Release
(Harbinger Records - new mp3/iTunes)
Bob Shaver and Laurel Shelby accompanied by the Art Wagner Quintet. "It's All Yours" (Stars in Your Eyes, "Oh, But I Do!" (The Time, the Place and the Girl), "I See Your Face Before Me" (Between the Devil), "You're a Natural" (Navy Blues), "If There Is Someone Lovelier than You" (Revenge with Music), "Loadin' Time" (At Home Abroad), "Alone Together" (Flying Colors), "Love Isn't Born" (Thank Your Lucky Stars), "By Myself" (Between the Devil), "This Is It" (Stars in Your Eyes). Arrangements by Art Wagner. Last in the Harbinger Walden Sessions series.

SymphonicaSymphonica: George Michael
(Island - new on CD)
Recorded during 2011-2012 tour. "new versions of old classics as well as new classics." "Through," "My Baby Just Cares For Me," "A Different Corner," "Praying For Time," "Let Her Down Easy," "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "Feeling Good," "John And Elvis Are Dead," "One More Try," "Cowboys and Angels," "Idol," "Brother Can You Spare A Dime," "Wild Is The Wind," "You've Changed." Produced by George Michael and Phil Ramone.

Who's Afraid of Virginia WoolfWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? OBC
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - 2 CD-Rs/mp3)
Broadway production of Edward Albee play. First time on CD. Arthur Hill, Uta Hagen, George Grizzard and Melinda Dillon. Released earlier at MasterworksBroadway.com.


March 11, 2014

Equus BlurayEquus Blu-ray
(Twilight Time - new Blu-ray)
1977 film version of Peter Shaffer play. Richard Burton, Harry Andrews, Peter Firth, Eileen Atkins, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright, Jenny Agutter. Directed by Sidney Lumet, Tony Palmer. Score by Richard Rodney Bennett. Extras: 1988 In From The Cold: The World Of Richard Burton (128 minutes); isolated score track; audio commentary with Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman; original theatrical trailer. Sold at ScreenArchives.com.

Kat GangKat Gang: Dream Your Troubles Away
(Arbors - new on CD)
Actress-singer performs "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams," "I Don't Know Enough About You," "Say It Isn't So," "Nobody Else But Me," "In My Solitude," "(Baby, Baby) All The Time," "Down With Love," "Hard Hearted Hannah," "Some of These Days," "I Didn't Know About You," "I Wish I Were In Love Again," "Bye Bye Blackbird," "More Than You Know." Accompanied by Warren Vache, John Allred, Harry Allen, Mike Renzi and Bucky Pizzarelli.

Stephen Ward Original Cast Stephen Ward Original Cast recording Import
(Decca - new import CD/mp3/iTunes)
New musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christopher Hampton and lyricist Don Black (West End performances begin December 3). Cast features Alexander Hanson, Charlotte Spencer, Charlotte Blackledge, Anthony Calf, Daniel Flynn and Joanna Riding.Released in the UK 12/30/13 and available at Dress Circle
and Amazon UK

Time for JudyTime For Judy Canova: The Rare Recordings 1928 - 1962
(Sepia Records - new on CD/iTunes)
27 rare tracks first time on CD, by the vaudeville, Broadway, radio and film comedienne-actress-singer. "The Frog Went a-Courtin'," "Hannah My Love ," "Pore Little Thing Cried Mammy," "Smarty Pants," "St. Louis Blues," "Down the Alley And Over the Fence," "Time for Jookin'," "Is It True?," "Some One," "Good Night Soldier," "A Tiny Little Voice," "You Don't Have to Say You're Sorry," "Stars And Stripes on Iwo Jima," "You Stole My Heart," "It Couldn't Be True," "My Fickle Eye," "Apple on a Stick," "Go to Sleepy, Little Baby," "No Vacancy," "I Ain't Got Nobody," "Twenty Five Chickens, Thirty Five Cows," "Never Trust a Man," "No Letter Today," "Bananas Ain't Got No Bonies," "Out on the Plains," "Fiddle Around," "Mr. Heartache And Mr. Blue."

Lena BlueLena on the Blue Side & Bonus Tracks
(Sepia Records - new on CD/iTunes)
1962 album featuring mainly blues inspired songs from the Great American Songbook. Arranged and conducted by Marty Gold. Also, ten bonus tracks from Lena Horne's single releases, all making their CD debut, including four songs Jamaica recorded with Neal Hefti and his orchestra not included on the Broadway cast album. "Paradise," "The Rules of the Road," "Darn That Dream," "I Wanna Be Loved," "I Hadn't Anyone Till You," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "It's a Lonesome Old Town," "I'm Through With Love," "What'll I Do," "It Might As Well Be Spring," "They Didn't Believe Me," " As You Desire Me," "Sweet Thing," "That Old Feeling," "Ain't It De Truth," "Take It Slow, Joe," "Cocoanut Sweet," "Push De Button," "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," "You'd Better Know It," "Where Is Love?," "Come on Strong."


March 4, 2014

Heartbeat of HomeHeartbeat Of Home: Songs from the Show Digital
(Decca - new on mp3/iTunes)
Music by Brian Byrne, lyrics by Joseph O Connor. From the "the new music and dance spectacular from the producers of Riverdance ... a diverse array of multicultural influences, blending the thunder and drama of Irish dance with the sultriness and attitude of Latin American salsa, and the glorious rhythms of Africa." "Heartbeat," "Farewell to the Homeplace," "Waltz of the Wild Wind Sea," "Danza Pasion," "Reel Roots," "Baila Conmigo," "You Haunt My Dreams," "Dreamdance," "Lead Me Home," "Reel of Arrivals," "Fiesta Mundo," "Taking Flight," "Flamenco Fuego," "Cuba Cuba," "The Night I Danced with You," "Passion and Pride." The show will be telecast on PBS in March 2014, with dancers from Ireland, USA, Australia, Britain, Canada, Italy, Mexico and Spain, and choreography by David Bolge. CD release unknown at this time.

LouderLea Michele: Louder
(Columbia - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Cannonball," "On My Way," "Burn with You," "Battlefield," "You're Mine," "Thousand Needles," "Louder," "Cue The Rain," "Don't Let Go," "Empty Handed," "If You Say So." Most of the songs written by Sia Furler. "Louder" digital single now available at iTunes.

Outside MullingarOutside Mullingar
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by John Patrick Shanley.

Pain to PowerTransforming Pain to Power: Unlock Your Unlimited Potential
(Berkeley/Penguin Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Motivational book by playwright/actor by Daniel Beaty.


February 25, 2014

CarmelinaCarmelina Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3)
Lerner & Lane score. 1979 original cast: Georgia Brown, Grace Keagy, John Michael King, and Josie de Guzman. "Overture," "Prayer/It's Time for a Love Song," "Why Him?," "I Must Have Her," "Someone in April," "Signora Campbell," "Love Before Breakfast," "Yankee Doodles Are Coming to Town," "One More Walk Around the Garden," "All That He Wants Me to Be," "Carmelina," "The Image of Me," "I'm a Woman," "Finale." Samples, tracks and digital album at CD Baby.

Fast FoodFast Food: The Musical
(new digital)
Original musical by Rob Alderton. Singing cast from London. Samples, tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

Fun HomeFun Home Original Off-Broadway Cast
(P.S. Classics - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Original cast recording with score by Jeanine Tesori. Beth Malone, Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Alexandra Socha, Sydney Lucas, Griffin Birney, Noah Hinsdale, Roberta colindrez, Joel Perez. "It All Comes Back (Opening)," "Sometimes My Father Appeared to Enjoy Having Children..., "Welcome to Our House on Maple Avenue," "Not Too Bad," "Just Had a Good Talk with Dad..., "Come to the Fun Home," "Helen's Etude," "Thanks for the Care Package..., "Al for Short," "Changing My Major," "I Leapt out of the Closet..., "Maps," "Read a Book..., "Raincoat of Love," "I Need More Coffee..., "Ring of Keys," "Let Me Introduce You to My Gay Dad..., "Shortly After We Were Married..., "Days and Days," "You Ready to Go for That Drive?..., "Telephone Wire," "It Was Great to Have You Home...," "Edges of the World," "This Is What I Have of You..., "Flying Away (Finale)."

Gentleman's GuideA Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder OBC Digital w/ Digital Booklet
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/iTunes)
Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman score. Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lisa O'Hare, Lauren Worsham, Pamela Bob, Joanna Glushak, Eddie Korbich, Jeff Kready, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Price Waldman, Catherine Walker and Jane Carr. "Overture / Prologue: A Warning to the Audience," "You're a D'Ysquith," "I Don't Know What I'd Do," "Foolish to Think," "A Warning to Monty," "I Don't Understand the Poor," "Foolish to Think (Reprise)," "Poison in My Pocket," "Poor Monty," "Better With a Man," "Inside Out," "Lady Hyacinth Abroad," "The Last One You'd Expect," "Why Are All the D'Ysquiths Dying," "Why Are All the D'Ysquiths Dying (Reprise)," "Sibella," "I've Decided to Marry You," "Final Warning," "Poison in My Pocket (Reprise)," "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun," "Stop! Wait! What?!," "That Horrible Woman," "Finale." Recording date 1/13/14. CD format to be released 4/1/14.

Irish the MusicalIrish the Musical
(Dptv Media - new on Blu-Ray)
Filmed at Wexford Opera House by Passionate Film and Music Group for PBS (the show is expected to tour). Set in Dublin in 1905, "the story of a quartet of performers leaving Ireland and hoping to make it big in New York." Nigel O’Connell, Sharon Sexton, Brian Flanagan, Aine Whelan.

YankYank! Original Off-Broadway Cast
(PS Classics - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
David and Joseph Zellnik score. Bobby Steggert, Ivan Hernandez, Nancy Anderson, Jeffry Denman, Tally Sessions, Andrew Durand, David Perlman, Chris Ruth, Joe Medeiros, Zak Edwards and Todd Faulkner. Music direction by Rob Berman. Orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick. "Opening Speech," "Remem'bring You," "Yank," "Polishing Shoes," "The Saddest Gal What Am," "Betty," "Click," "Get It, Got It, Good," "Rememb'ring You / Letters," "Blue Twilight," "You, You," "Yank (reprise)," "A Couple of Regular Guys," "Your Squad Is Your Squad," "Light On Your Feet," "Just True," "My Soldier," "A Couple of Regular Guys (reprise)," "Final Speech / Remem'bring You (reprise)." Recorded November 21-22.


February 18, 2014

#soblessed#SOBLESSED: the Annoying Actor Friend's Guide to Werking in Show Business
(CreateSpace - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Annoying Actor Friend @Actor_Friend parody Twitter account. "'How-to' guide explains it all: from choosing the right college for you to making your Broadway debut -- while teaching you how to behave on social media along the way!" Released November 2013.

From Broadway With LoveFrom Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook
(Broadway Records - new on DVD/Blu-Ray)
January 28, 2013, concert of healing for the Newtown community where composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway came together with over 300 students from several Newtown dance groups, the Sandy Hook School 3rd and 4th grades and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir. Disc 1: "Seasons of Love" (Robin De Jesus, Ashley Blanchet and From Broadway With Love chorus), "Sandy Hook Elementary School Song" (Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School), "Beautiful City" (Stephen Schwartz), "Defying Gravity" (Julia Murney with Stephen Schwartz on piano), "On The Atchison, Topeka and The Santa Fe" (Christine Ebersole), "Funny/The Duck Joke" (Janet Metz & Richard Kind), "I Wan'na Be Like You" (Richard Kind), "Ol' Man River" (Phillip Boykin with Jeffrey Saver at the piano), "Still" (Brett Boles, From Broadway With Love Chorus), "When You're Good to Mama" (Mary Testa), "Finishing the Hat" (Michael Cerveris), "Sunday" (Michael Cerveris, Newtown High School Chamber Choir and From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Somewhere" (Newtown High School Chamber Choir), "Raise Your Voice" (members of the Broadway and Touring Cast of Sister Act). Disc 2: "Just One Person" (Sesame Street Performers & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Blue Suede Shoes / Brown Eyed Handsome Man / I Hear You Knockin" (members of the Broadway cast of Million Dollar Quartet featuring Lee Rocker on Bass), "I'm a Believer" (Micky Dolenz & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Good Morning Baltimore" (Nikki Blonsky & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Marc Shaiman at the piano), "You Can't Stop the Beat" (Nikki Blonsky, Brooke Tansley, Micky Dolenz, Capathia Jenkins & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Marc Shaiman at the piano), "Sing" (Paul Scott Goodman & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "The Impossible Dream" (Brian Stokes Mitchell), "Finding Wonderland" (Capathia Jenkins & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Frank Wildhorn at the piano), "If I Had My Way" (Linda Eder & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Frank Wildhorn at the piano), "One Voice" (From Broadway With Love Company & Students From Sandy Hook Elementary School). Bonuses: Making of featurettes; interviews with the cast and more

My Mother Has 4 NosesMy Mother Has Four Noses
(Bad Dog Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Companion release Jonatha Brooke's new musical play, written and performed by Brooke. "Are You Getting This Down?," "Sleight of Hand," "The Wind," "What Do I Know?," "What Was I Thinking?," "My Misery," "How Far You d Go For Love," "Scars," "Time," "Mom s Song," "Superhero," "Are You Getting This Down? (reprise)." The play opens at The Duke on 42nd Street 2/18/14.

Runner read by Raul EsparzaRunner (A Sam Dryden Novel)
(Macmillan Audio - Audiobook)
Novel by Patrick Lee read by Raúl Esparza.

Stephen Ward Original Cast Stephen Ward Original Cast recording Digital
(Decca - mp3/iTunes)
New musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christopher Hampton and lyricist Don Black (West End performances begin December 3). Cast features Alexander Hanson, Charlotte Spencer, Charlotte Blackledge, Anthony Calf, Daniel Flynn and Joanna Riding. CD released in the UK 12/30/13 and available at Dress Circle and Amazon UK. Import CD coming in March.

Who's Afraid of Virginia WoolfWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? OBC
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - 2 CD-Rs/mp3)
Broadway production of Edward Albee play. First time on CD. Arthur Hill, Uta Hagen, George Grizzard and Melinda Dillon. Available now at MasterworksBroadway.com, to be released March 18 at ArkivMusic.com and iTunes.


February 11, 2014

Act OneAct One: An Autobiography
(St. Martin's Griffin - Paperback Book/ebook)
Reissue of Moss Hart autobiography, newly re-set. Foreword by Christopher Hart and a jacket featuring James McMullan's (Lincoln Center) poster art.

Big FishBig Fish OBC Recording
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Score by Andrew Lippa. Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert, Krystal Joy Brown, Anthony Pierini and Zachary Unger, Ryan Andes, Ben Crawford and Brad Oscar, JC Montgomery, Ciara Renée, Kirsten Scott, Sarrah Strimel, Preston Truman Boyd, Bree Branker, Alex Brightman, Joshua Buscher, Robin Campbell, Bryn Dowling, Jason Lee Garrett, Leah Hofmann, Synthia Link, Angie Schworer, Lara Seibert, Tally Sessions, Cary Tedder and Ashley Yeater. Produced by Andrew Lippa and Michael Croiter. "Prologue," "Be The Hero," "The Witch," "Stranger," "Two Men In My Life," "Out There On The Road," "Little Lamb From Alabama," "Time Stops," "Closer To Her," "Daffodils," "Red, White and True," "Fight The Dragons," "Showdown," "I Don’t Need A Roof," "Start Over," "What’s Next," "How It Ends," "The Procession," "Be The Hero – Reprise," "This River Between Us" (Bonus Track), "Magic in the Man" (Digital Only Bonus Track).

ChicagoChicago: Diamond Edition
(Lionsgate - new Blu-ray/DVD set)
New transfer of 2002 film version of Kander & Ebb musical. Directed by Rob Marshall. Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs, John C. Reilly, and Dominic West. Special features include: new 2 hour 20 minute Chicago in the Spotlight retrospective documentary with cast and crew; nine extended musical selections, audio commentary with Marshall and screenwriter Bill Condon; deleted musical number "Class" performed by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah; From Stage to Screen: The History of Chicago featurette. New English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD audio track.

CineramaCinerama Holiday Soundtrack
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
1955 released "Cinerama Holiday" original soundtrack, first time on CD. Re-mixed from the movie audio tapes with music from the studio recording issued on the LP. Morton Gould score. Track details at www.sepiarecords.com.

Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations
(Beckman Unicorn/SpectiCast - new on all-region DVD)
Dickens novel adapted for the stage by Graham McClaren. Jack Ellis, Chris Ellison, Paula Wilcox, Paul Nivison, Grace Rowe, Taylor Jay-Davies. Includes bonus interviews with director Graham McLaren, Jo Clifford, Gregory Nash, Lucinda Dickens-Hawksley, and actor Simon Callow. Amazon exclusive. Filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London in February 2013.

The Great White WayThe Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical
(Rutgers Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Warren Hoffman. Examines "the racial politics, content, and subtexts that have haunted musicals for almost one hundred years from Show Boat (1927) to The Scottsboro Boys (2011)" and "the thematic content of the Broadway musical and considers how musicals work on a structural level, allowing them to simultaneously present and hide their racial agendas in plain view of their audiences."

Joe SettineriJoe Settineri: Beyond Your Control
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Singer/songwriter/actor. "Beyond Your Control," "'Til the End," "To Win Your Love," "Sidewalk Song," "The Day You Came (And Went Away)," "Free Broken Heart," "Sweet Summer Rain," "Anywhere but There," "Wish I Was You."," "Little Big Lies."

Jungle Book DiamondThe Jungle Book (Two-Disc Diamond Edition: Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy)
(Disney - new Blu-Ray set)
1967 animated musical film based on Rudyard Kipling stories. Voices Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Bruce Reitherman, J. Pat O'Malley, Sterling Holloway, Clint Howard. Songs by Robert Sherman & Richard Sherman ("The Bare Necessities," "I Wanna Be Like You," "The Abba Dabba Honeymoon"), instrumental score by George Bruns. 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround, the original theatrical audio mix. Bonuses: introductions by Diane Disney Miller and Richard M. Sherman; alternate ending: "Mowgli and The Hunter"; @DisneyAnimation: "Sparking Creativity"; "Music, Memories & Mowgli: A Conversation with Richard M. Sherman, Diane Disney Miller and Floyd Norman"; Disney intermission: "Bear-E-Oke" hosted by Baloo; Bear-E-Oke Sing A Long; "I Wanna Be Like You: Hangin' Out At Disney's Animal Kingdom"; and all the classic bonus features included in the original DVD release.

Karl Marx PlayThe Karl Marx Play
(new on CD/mp3)
Play by Rochelle Owens and Galt MacDermot. Presented in 1973 by Wynn Handman and the American Place Theater before touring Europe. Ralph Carter, Phyllis Newman, Harold Gould, Jaime Sanchez, Norman Matlock, Linda Mulrean, Louie Piday and Linda Swenson. "Overture," "My Knees Are Weak," "Tavern Scene," "Hello, Hello," "Jenny Von Westphalen," "So I Give You," "Dying Child," "Jenny Is Like an Angel," "Musical Interlude," "Pretty Woman," "Tempting Salome," "It's Me They Talk About," "He Eats," "Red Leather Wristwatch," "Holy Mystery," "Baby Johann," "Comes the Revolution," "Ya Ta Ta," "We Doubt You, Papa," "The Hand of Fate," "Finale: World Creation." Samples, individual tracks, CD and digital album at CD Baby.

Li'l AbnerLi'l Abner Soundtrack
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/mp3/iTunes)
First time on CD. Peter Palmer, Stubby Kaye, Julie Newmar, Joe E. Marks. Nelson Riddle adapted and conducted the Gene de Paul/Johnny Mercer score. Choral arrangements by Joseph J. Lilley. Also available at Amazon.com

Murder for TwoMurder for Two Original Cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of Joe Kinosian (music) and Kellen Blair (lyrics) score. Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback. "Prelude," "Waiting in the Dark," "Protocol Says," Dahlia Whitney, "A Perfectly Lovely Surprise," Murray and Barb Flandon," "It Was Her," Timmy, Yonkers, and Skid, "A Lot Woise," Steph Whitney, "He Needs a Partner," Barrette Lewis, "So What If I Did?," "A Friend Like You," Henry Vivaldi, "Process of Elimination," "Steppin’ Out of the Shadows," "Finale (He Needs a Partner / Protocol Says)," "Finale Ultimo (A Friend Like You)." Produced by Joel Moss. Kurt Deutsch executive producer. Released 1/14/14 on mp3 with digital booklet and iTunes.

A Night With Janis JoplinA Night With Janis Joplin
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
OBC recording. Mary Bridget Davies, Taprena Michelle Augustine, de'Adre Aziza, Nikki Kimbrough, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Allison Blackwell. "Tell Mama," "Maybe (Chantels)," "Summertime," "Turtle Blues," "Down On Me," "Piece Of My Heart," "Today I Sing The Blues," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out," "Spirit In The Dark," "Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)," "Maybe," "Little Girl Blue," "Cry Baby," "Kozmic Blues/I Shall Be Released Medley," "Me And Bobby McGee," "Ball And Chain," "Stay With Me," "I'm Gonna Rock My Way To Heaven" (previously unrecorded), "Mercedes Benz." Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes.

Privates on ParadePrivates on Parade OLC
(Stage Door Records - new on import CD)
Olivier Awarding winning 1977 musical comedy by Peter Nichols and Denis King. Digitally remastered from original tapes. Original Royal Shakespeare cast Ben Cross, David Daker, Ian Gelder, Nigel Hawthorne, Simon Jones, Neil McCaul, Joe Melia, Denis Quilley, Richard Rees, Emma Williams, Tim Wylton. "Overture," "S.A.D.U.S.E.A- The Company," "The Movie To End Them All," "The Little Things We Used To Do," "Black Velvet," "Better Far Than Sitting This Life Out," "The Prince Of Peace," "Could You Please Inform Us," "Privates On Parade," "The Latin American Way," "Sunnyside Lane," "Sunnyside Lane" (Reprise), "Play Off." Also available directly from the U.K. at Dress Circle
and StageDoorRecords.com

Really ReallyReally Really
(Overlook - Paperback Book)

Play by Paul Downs Colaizzo.

SamsonSamson and Delilah (2014 Concept Recording)
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3)
Music and lyrics by Ron Yatter, former William Morris agent. Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo. "When Samson Is Here," "The Apple of My Eye," "Who Are You?," "My Secret Pact," "We Soar Through The Stars In The Sky," "The Fire of Life," "Oh The Price They Will Pay," "My Revenge," "Let This Night Go On Forever," "Blinded and Broken," "Show Me The Way To The Light," "Still My Only Love."

Danglin'Travis Moser: Danglin'
(new digital single at CD Baby/iTunes)
Cabaret performer sings the Maury Yeston song. Musical director and accompanist Steven Silverstein.

In TrousersIn Trousers Original Off-Broadway Cast Digital
(Original Cast Records - new digital album at CD Baby/Amazon mp3/iTunes)
William Finn score. Chip Zien, Alison Fraser, Mary Testa, Joanna Green. "Marvin's Giddy Seizures," "How the Body Falls Apart / Your Lips and Me," "My High School Sweetheart," "Set Those Sails," "My Chance to Survive the Night," "I Am Wearing a Hat (Marvin Takes a Wife)," "How Marvin Eats His Breakfast," "A Breakfast Over Sugar," "Whizzer Going Down," "High School Ladies At 5 O'Clock / The Rape of Miss Goldberg By Marvin," "The Nausea Before the Game / Love Me for What I Am," "Michael's Final Words from How America Got Its Name / Your Lips and Me (Reprise)," "Marvin Takes a Victory Shower," "Another Sleepless Night," "In Trousers (The Dream)," "I'm Breaking Down" (Bonus Track). Orchestrations by Michael Starobin. Samples, individual tracks, and digital album at CD Baby and Amazon.

Oz AnthologyWizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Anthology
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley with Harold Arlen, Ray Eberle, Betty Hutton, Marion Hutton, Robert Young and featuring the orchestras of Tommy Dorsey, Vince Lopez, Frankie Masters, Glenn Miller, Meredith Willson, Victor Young. Songs from the movie (and some dropped) recorded by Judy Garland, Harold Arlen and popular performers of the day. Most were made to promote the movie on "live" radio broadcasts, etc. The "Maxwell House Good News" radio show featuring Garland and other members of the cast plus Harold Arlen. (complete show released on CD by Jass Records in 1992), the Decca album of songs from the film, not previously on CD, with Judy and The Ken Darby Singers, and "pop" singles of the day by Glenn Miller's Band, Betty Hutton ("The Jitterbug"), excerpts from the film soundtrack, and more. Four versions of "Over the Rainbow," performed by Judy Garland: movie version, a "live" version, a "pop" version and one with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra recorded to sell government war bonds. Orchestras provide big band dance versions of songs from the film. 23 tracks. For track details, see www.sepiarecords.com.


February 4, 2014

The Baker's WifeThe Baker's Wife
(Original Cast Records - digital album/Amazon mp3/iTunes)
Digital version of 1976 recording of Stephen Schwartz score, remastered. Patti LuPone, Paul Sorvino, Kurt Peterson and Teri Ralston. "Chanson," "Merci, Madame," "Gifts of Love," "Proud Lady," "Serenade," "Meadowlark," "Any-Day-Now Day," "Endless Delights," "If I Have to Live Alone," "Where Is the Warmth?," "Finale (Gifts of Love)." Samples, tracks and digital album at CD Baby and Amazon.

From Broadway With LoveFrom Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook
(Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs/iTunes Vol 1 & iTunes Vol 2)
January 28, 2013, concert of healing for the Newtown community where composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway came together with over 300 students from several Newtown dance groups, the Sandy Hook School 3rd and 4th grades and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir. Disc 1: "Seasons of Love" (Robin De Jesus, Ashley Blanchet and From Broadway With Love chorus), "Sandy Hook Elementary School Song" (Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School), "Beautiful City" (Stephen Schwartz), "Defying Gravity" (Julia Murney with Stephen Schwartz on piano), "On The Atchison, Topeka and The Santa Fe" (Christine Ebersole), "Funny/The Duck Joke" (Janet Metz & Richard Kind), "I Wan'na Be Like You" (Richard Kind), "Ol' Man River" (Phillip Boykin with Jeffrey Saver at the piano), "Still" (Brett Boles, From Broadway With Love Chorus), "When You're Good to Mama" (Mary Testa), "Finishing the Hat" (Michael Cerveris), "Sunday" (Michael Cerveris, Newtown High School Chamber Choir and From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Somewhere" (Newtown High School Chamber Choir), "Raise Your Voice" (members of the Broadway and Touring Cast of Sister Act). Disc 2: "Just One Person" (Sesame Street Performers & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Blue Suede Shoes / Brown Eyed Handsome Man / I Hear You Knockin" (members of the Broadway cast of Million Dollar Quartet featuring Lee Rocker on Bass), "I'm a Believer" (Micky Dolenz & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Good Morning Baltimore" (Nikki Blonsky & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Marc Shaiman at the piano), "You Can't Stop the Beat" (Nikki Blonsky, Brooke Tansley, Micky Dolenz, Capathia Jenkins & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Marc Shaiman at the piano), "Sing" (Paul Scott Goodman & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "The Impossible Dream" (Brian Stokes Mitchell), "Finding Wonderland" (Capathia Jenkins & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Frank Wildhorn at the piano), "If I Had My Way" (Linda Eder & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Frank Wildhorn at the piano), "One Voice" (From Broadway With Love Company & Students From Sandy Hook Elementary School)

Frozen SongbookFrozen: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. 11 songs and color artwork. Songs: "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?," "Fixer Upper ," "For The First Time In Forever," "For The First Time In Forever (Reprise)," "Frozen Heart," "Heimr Arnadalr," "In Summer," "Let It Go," "Love Is An Open Door," "Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People," "Vuelie."

Hallway TrilogyThe Hallway Trilogy
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Adam Rapp series of connected plays Rose, Paraffin and Nursing.

A WishKaren Oberlin & Sean Harkness - A Wish
(Miranda Music - new digital album on mp3/iTunes)
"I'll String Along With You," "More Than You Know," "A Wish," "Train in the Distance," "Do You Think This Happens Every Day?," "The Kind of Man a Woman Needs," "Love," "Autumn Nocturne," "My Valentine," "Poor You," "No One Knows," "My One and Only Love," "Remind Me." Samples, tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

NewsiesNewsies: Stories of the Unlikely Broadway Hit
(Disney Editions - Paperback Book)
By Disney Book Group. Follows the show and the history, with contemporary and historical illustrations. 160 pages. [TalkinBroadway.com Review]

Nice Work If You Can Get It SongbookNice Work If You Can Get It Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook for Broadway musical with the work music of George and Ira Gershwin. 20 songs, including "Blah, Blah, Blah," "But Not for Me," "Delishious," "Fascinating Rhythm," "I've Got a Crush on You," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "'S Wonderful," "Someone to Watch over Me," "Sweet and Low-Down," "They All Laughed," "Treat Me Rough," "Will You Remember Me?" 122 pages.

Nothing Like a DameNothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Eddie Shapiro. In-depth conversations with twenty leading women of Broadway, including Elaine Stritch, Carol Channing, Chita Rivera, Donna McKechnie, Angela Lansbury, Leslie Uggams, Judy Kaye, Betty Buckley, Patti LuPone, Bebe Neuwirth, Donna Murphy, Lillias White, Karen Ziemba, Debra Monk, Victoria Clark, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Sutton Foster and Laura Benanti. Foreword by Elaine Page. Official release date 2/28/14.

Privates on ParadePrivates on Parade OLC
(Stage Door Records - new on import CD)
Olivier Awarding winning 1977 musical comedy by Peter Nichols and Denis King. Digitally remastered from original tapes. Original Royal Shakespeare cast Ben Cross, David Daker, Ian Gelder, Nigel Hawthorne, Simon Jones, Neil McCaul, Joe Melia, Denis Quilley, Richard Rees, Emma Williams, Tim Wylton. "Overture," "S.A.D.U.S.E.A- The Company," "The Movie To End Them All," "The Little Things We Used To Do," "Black Velvet," "Better Far Than Sitting This Life Out," "The Prince Of Peace," "Could You Please Inform Us," "Privates On Parade," "The Latin American Way," "Sunnyside Lane," "Sunnyside Lane" (Reprise), "Play Off." Also available directly from the U.K. at Dress Circle
and StageDoorRecords.com

TogetherTogether Original Soundtrack
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Soundtrack for American release of Armenia Balducci's 1979 film Amo non Amo starring Jacqueline Bisset, Maximilian Schell and Terence Stamp. Music by Burt Bacharach. Songs by Burt Bacharach and Paul Anka. Jackie DeShannon, Michael McDonald, Libby Titus sing. "I Don't Need You Anymore" (Jackie DeShannon), "I Think I'm Gonna Fall in Love," "In Tune" (Libby Titus), "If We Ever Get Out of Here," "On the Beach," "I've Got My Mind Made Up" (Michael McDonald), "I Don't Need You Anymore (Reprise)" (Jackie DeShannon), "Find Love" (Jackie DeShannon), "Luisa," "I've Got My Mind Made Up" (Instrumental). Notes by Joe Marchese with contributions from all principals. Remastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios.

ToomorrowToomorrow Original Soundtrack Recording
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1970 British "cosmic musical trip." Music by Ritchie Adams, Mark Barkan, Hugo Montenegro. Produced by Don Kirshner and Harry Saltzman. Olivia Newton-John sings. "You're My Baby," "Taking Our Own Sweet Time," "Toomorrow" (Instrumental), "Let's Move On," "Walkin' on Air (Instrumental)," "If You Can't Be Hurt," "Toomorrow," "Walkin on Air," "Spaceport," "Happiness Valley," "Let's Move On," "Goin' Back."


January 28, 2014

Acting Through SongActing Through Song: Techniques and Exercises for the Musical Theatre Actor
(Opus Books - Kindle Edition)
By Paul Harvard. The techniques of modern actor training applied to singing. 296 pages.

CarrieCarrie: The Musical: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songs from Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford score for Off-Broadway production. 18 selections: "Alma Mater," "And Eve Was Weak," "Carrie," "Carrie (Reprise)," "Do Me a Favor," "Dreamer in Disguise," "Epilogue," "Evening Prayers," "I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance," "In," "A Night We'll Never Forget," "Once You See," "Open Your Heart," "Unsuspecting Hearts," "When There's No One," "Why Not Me?," "The World According to Chris," "You Shine."

Jane Dexter StorerJanet Dexter Storer: The Consummate Artist of Broadway Celebrities and Maine's Rural Life 1895-1980
(Cathedral Art Gallery Records - Paperback Book)
By Dennis Owen Cleasby. Biography of artist Janet Dexter Storer, portrait artist of early Broadway stage performers and artist of rural Maine. Over 80 color plates of Janet's drawings and paintings grace the pages of this informative biography. Includes more than 80 color plates of drawings and paintings. 136 pages.

Singin' RainbowMolly Pasutti: Swingin' On a Rainbow
(new digital album)
Singer/writer/performer Molly Pasutti ("South Park"). "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "It Don't Mean a Thing," "I'm in the Mood for Love," "Stormy Weather," "Summertime," "I'll Be Seeing You," "The Nearness of You," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Whatever Lola Wants," "I Really Done It Now," "Smile." Samples, tracks and mp3 album at CD Baby.

Motown Motown: The Musical Piano/Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
28 favorite Motown classics, as well as the two new tunes co-written by Berry Gordy and Michael Lovesmith for the show "Hey Joe (Black Like Me)" and "Can I Close The Door (On Love)." 112 pages.

Privates on ParadePrivates on Parade OLC
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Olivier Awarding winning 1977 musical comedy by Peter Nichols and Denis King. Digitally remastered from original tapes. Original Royal Shakespeare cast Ben Cross, David Daker, Ian Gelder, Nigel Hawthorne, Simon Jones, Neil McCaul, Joe Melia, Denis Quilley, Richard Rees, Emma Williams, Tim Wylton. "Overture," "S.A.D.U.S.E.A- The Company," "The Movie To End Them All," "The Little Things We Used To Do," "Black Velvet," "Better Far Than Sitting This Life Out," "The Prince Of Peace," "Could You Please Inform Us," "Privates On Parade," "The Latin American Way," "Sunnyside Lane," "Sunnyside Lane" (Reprise), "Play Off." Samples and ordering at StageDoorRecords.com

StitchesSongs from Stitches: A Musical Comedy Set in the ER
(new on CD/mp3)
Score by Timothy R. Smith. Samples, tracks and CD/mp3 album at CD Baby.


January 21, 2014

Alexis GershwinAlexis Gershwin: Long Ago and Far Away
(Rhapsody Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
:Jazzy interpretations" of Gershwin classics performed by the niece of George & Ira Gershwin. "'S Wonderful," "I've Got a Crush On You," "Love Walked in / But Not for Me," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Summertime," "Isn't It a Pity," "Soon," "Long Ago (And Far Away)," "(Our) Love Is Here to Stay," "They All Laughed," "How Long Has This Been Going On?," "It Ain't Necessarily So," "Someone to Watch Over Me." Samples, tracks, digital and CD album at CD Baby. Mp3 also available at Amazon (CD is out of stock there).

David EdwardsDavid Edwards: Giving Voice
(new digital album/iTunes)
Baritone David Edwards. First-time recordings by theatre composer Elliot Weiss, including two duets with Broadway's Alix Korey and one with New York actress Mary Ellin Kurtz. "Before the Curtain Comes Down," "Save Me, Miss Robinson," "Who Will Love Her?" (with Alix Korey), "Ice Cream" (with Alix Korey), "But Not Today," "I've Been That Guy" (with Mary Ellin Kurtz), "I Can Hear the Angels Sing," "Fathers and Sons," "The Life That Jack Built," "The Cello Song," "Everyone Whispers My Name." Samples, tracks and digital album at CD Baby.

Five, Six, Seven, Nate!Five, Six, Seven, Nate!
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Tim Federle (Better Nate Than Ever). Theatre-oriented young reader fiction.

Mad World DualIt's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Dual Format Edition
(Criterion Collection - new 2 Blu-ray 3 DVD set)
1963 comedy film directed by Stanley Kramer. Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Jonathan Winters, Buster Keaton, Joe E. Brown, William Demarest, Andy Devine, Peter Falk, Sterling Holloway, Edward Everett Horton, Don Knotts, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, Edie Adams, Dorothy Provine, Jim Backus, Ben Blue, Paul Ford, Jimmy Durante, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Jerry Lewis, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Jack Benny, Zasu Pitts, Carl Reiner, Ethel Merman, Alan Carney, Barrie Chase, Lloyd Corrigan, Selma Diamond, Norman Fell, Stan Freberg, Madlyn Rhue, Arnold Stang, Jesse White, Howard Da Silva. New, restored 4K digital film transfer, with 5.1 surround Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. New high-definition digital transfer of a 202-minute extended version of the film, reconstructed and restored by Robert A. Harris using visual and audio material from the longer original road-show version-including some scenes returned to the film here for the first time, with 5.1 surround Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: new audio commentary with Mark Evanier, Michael Schlesinger, and Paul Scrabo; Stan Freberg’s original TV and radio advertisements with new introduction by Freberg; original and rerelease trailers, and rerelease radio spots; booklet featuring essay by film critic Lou Lumenick; new documentary on the film's visual and sound effects, featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage; 1974 talk show hosted by Stanley Kramer featuring Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, and Jonathan Winters; 1963 press interview featuring Kramer and members of cast; two-part 1963 episode of the CBC's "Telescope" on film's press junket and premiere; 2012 The Last 70mm Film Festival featuring cast and crew members, hosted by Billy Crystal.

The Song Is YouJennifer Holliday: The Song Is You
(Shanachie Entertainment/Euphonic Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Standards, two new songs, tributes to others. "Prelude…Invitation To Love," "Love Dance," "The Look of Love," "At Last," "Prelude…Jenny's Serenade of Love," "The Song Is You (feat. Joe Gransden & the JG Big Band)," "Love Me By My Name," "Touch," "Nobody Does It Better," "Prelude…Two Hearts "Real-Talk" In Love," "Are You Leaving Me?," "The One You Used To Be," "It's Not About You," "Prelude…The Promise for True-Love," "Love Is On the Way." Produced by Daniel Moore and Jennifer Holliday.

A Night With Janis JoplinA Night With Janis Joplin Digital
(Broadway Records - new mp3/iTunes)
OBC recording. Mary Bridget Davies, Taprena Michelle Augustine, de'Adre Aziza, Nikki Kimbrough, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Allison Blackwell. "Tell Mama," "Maybe (Chantels)," "Summertime," "Turtle Blues," "Down On Me," "Piece Of My Heart," "Today I Sing The Blues," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out," "Spirit In The Dark," "Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)," "Maybe," "Little Girl Blue," "Cry Baby," "Kozmic Blues/I Shall Be Released Medley," "Me And Bobby McGee," "Ball And Chain," "Stay With Me," "I'm Gonna Rock My Way To Heaven" (previously unrecorded), "Mercedes Benz." CD to be released 2/11/14.

SunSun
(on 2 CDs/digital)
Musical (aka YMCA) based on a play by Joyce Greller, by Galt MacDermot (music), with lyrics by Jim Rado and Gerome Ragni. Performed by Debra Byrd, Leata Galloway, David Lasley, Galt MacDermot, Caroline Peyton, Gerome Ragni. Samples, tracks, digital and CD album available at CD Baby. [Released in 2009 and will be added to archive.]


January 14, 2014

Marvin HamlischAmerican Masters: Marvin Hamlisch - What He Did for Love
(PBS - new on DVD/iTunes)
Presented in December 2013 on PBS. Created with cooperation from his family and access to his personal archives. Terre Blair Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Steven Soderbergh, Quincy Jones, Christopher Walken, Sir Tim Rice, Joe Torre, Woody Allen, John Lithgow, Lucie Arnaz, Ann-Margret, Sir Howard Stringer, Kelli O'Hara, Brian D'Arcy James, Idina Menzel, Melissa Manchester, songwriter Carole Bayer Sager and many others. DVD includes extras not part of the original documentary, including never-before-heard-recordings of three songs performed by Marvin Hamlisch and Ed Kleban for Michael Bennett at the first A Chorus Line workshop. ("At The Ballet", "One" and the Finale). Dori Berinstein, director, producer, writer.

ChanceChance: A New Musical About Love, Risk & Getting It Right
(Clearsong - new digital album)
Music, book and lyrics by Richard Isen. Richard Hefner, Randy Roberts, Ken Lear. Samples, tracks and digital album at CD Baby.

Chip Deffaa's Irving BerlinChip Deffaa's Irving Berlin's America
(Original Cast Records - new on CD/digital/iTunes)
Premiere recording of the first musical play about the life of Irving Berlin. By ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award-winner Chip Deffaa, mixing Berlin classics with rarities and rediscoveries. Michael Townsend Wright, Jack Saleeby, Tyler Duboys. Music Direction By Richard Danley, Vince Giordano on bass and banjo and Andy Stein on violin. Samples, tracks, CD and digital album at CD Baby and Amazon.

A Chorus Line Blu-RayA Chorus Line
(MGM/UA - new on Blu-Ray)
1985 film adaptation of Broadway musical. Michael Douglas, Alyson Reed, Terrence Mann, Sharon Brown, Dancers, Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges, Jan Gan Boyd, Gregg Burge, Cameron English, Tony Fields, Nicole Fosse, Vicki Frederick, Michelle Johnston, Janet Jones, Pam Klinger, Audrey Landers, Charles McGowan, Justin Ross, Blane Savage, Matt West. Directed by Richard Attenborough, produced by Cy Feuer, screenplay by Arnold Schulman.

Goddess WheelGoddess Wheel by Galt MacDermot
(CD/digital album)
Musical adaptation of Lysistrata by Galt MacDermot and Matty Selman. Premiered at the Wagner College Theatre in 2012. Samples, CD and digital album available at CD Baby.

HamHam: Slices of a Life: Essays and Stories
(Gallery Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
Essays and stories by Sam Harris. 304 pages.

Li'l AbnerLi'l Abner Soundtrack
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R)
First time on CD. Peter Palmer, Stubby Kaye, Julie Newmar, Joe E. Marks. Nelson Riddle adapted and conducted the Gene de Paul/Johnny Mercer score. Choral arrangements by Joseph J. Lilley. Available purchase at MasterworksBroadway.com. ArkivMusic.com CD-R and digital to be released February 11.

Murder for TwoMurder for Two Original Cast Digital
(Ghostlight Records - digital release on mp3/iTunes)
Original cast recording of Joe Kinosian (music) and Kellen Blair (lyrics) score. Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback. "Prelude," "Waiting In the Dark," "Protocol Says," "Dahlia Whitney," "A Perfectly Lovely Surprise," "Murray & Barb Flandon," "It Was Her," "Timmy, Yonkers, & Skid," "A Lot Woise," "Steph Whitney," "He Needs a Partner," "Barrette Lewis," "So What If I Did?," "A Friend Like You," "Henry Vivaldi," "Process of Elimination," "Steppin' Out of the Shadows," "Finale (I Need a Partner / Protocol Says)," "Finale Ultimo (A Friend Like You)" Produced by Joel Moss. Kurt Deutsch executive producer. Digital booklet included.

Road ShowRoadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Matthew Kennedy. "From Julie Andrews to Barbra Streisand, from Fred Astaire to Rock Hudson, Roadshow! offers a brilliant, gripping history of film musicals and their changing place in our culture." 320 pages.

Sondheim for Singers SopranoSondheim for Singers BelterSondheim for Singers TenorSondheim for Singers BaritoneSondheim for Singers Duets
Sondheim for Singers series
(Rilting Music/Hal Leonard - Paperback Books)
Editor Richard Walters. Five volumes present 128 songs from 26 shows or films. Songs appear in original keys, categorized by voice type. (The Duets volume is all original keys.) There are also appropriate and practical transpositions of Sondheim standards, almost all of which appear in print for the first time. Published with the full approval of Sondheim, with new, fresh and clear music engravings. Soprano (43 Songs), Belter/Mezzo-Soprano (45 Songs), Tenor (39 Songs), Baritone/Bass (40 Songs), Duets (29 Songs).


January 7, 2014

August Osage County SoundtrackAugust: Osage County Soundtrack
(Columbia/Sony - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Soundtrack for film version of Tracy Letts' play. Original score by Gustavo Santolalla; additional music by Adam Taylor; songs by Bon Iver, Kings of Leon, Eric Clapton, John Fullbright, Billy Squier and JD and the Straight Shot, and Benedict Cumberbatch, who performs a song on screen. "Himmon, TX" (Bon Iver), "Last Mile Home" (Kings Of Leon), "Lay Down Sally" (Eric Clapton), "Don’t Let Go" (Deron Johnson, Adam Taylor), "The Kiss" (Adam Taylor), "The Stroke" (Billy Squier), "Gawd Above" (John Fullbright), "The Decision" (Adam Taylor), "Forward" (Adam Taylor), "Violet’s Song" (JD and the Straight Shot), "Can’t Keep It Inside" (Benedict Cumberbatch), "End Credits" (Gustavo Santaolalla), "And Then They’re Here" (Gustavo Santaolalla), "Barb Balcony" (Gustavo Santaolalla).

Best MonologuesBest Monologues from Best American Short Plays, Volume One
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Editor William W. Demastes. Monologues, with introductions, from the Best American Short Plays series. 400 pages.




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