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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By Stephen Parker, Brecht's life and work, through letters, diaries and unpublished material, including medical records. 704 pages.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."

Cinderella CompleteRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical The Applause Libretto Library
(Applause - Paperback Book)
160 pages.

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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