Schedule of Cast Recordings and Theatre Upcoming Releases

Notable pre-orders (on CD unless otherwise noted):

Hamilton Hardcover Book

A Chorus Line 40th
A Chorus Line: 40th Anniversary Celebration Original Broadway Cast

Lady, Be Good
Lady, Be Good Encores! cast

Cry Baby

The Light Princess
The Light Princess OLC

Hamilton OBC

Secret Life of Broadway Musicals
The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Classic Broadway Shows Are Built
- book by Jack Viertel

It Shoulda Been You
It Shoulda Been You OBC

On Sondheim
On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide

Razzle Dazle Riedel
Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway

Book by Michael Riedel

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Ann VeronicaAnn Veronica London cast
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
Cyril Ornadel/David Croft score. Original 1969 London cast album, first time on CD. Digitally remastered. Mary Millar, Hy Hazell, Arthur Lowe, Peter Reeves, Charles West, Ian Lavender and John Inman. "Overture / a Whole Person," "I Don't See What Else I Could Have Said," "Maternity," "Opportunity," "Sweep Me Off My Feet," "Ann Veronica," "One Man's Love," "Chemical Attraction," "I Couldn't Do a Thing Like That," "Why Can't I Go to Him," "They Can't Keep Us Down," "Stand In Line / Home Sweet Home / Glad to Have You Back," "If I Should Lose You," "You're a Good Man," "Too Much Meat," "Ann Veronica (Reprise)." Extensive booklet with rare production photographs and detailed sleeve notes. Also available directly from the U.K. at Stage Door Records in the U.K. (should appear on Amazon soon).

The Best of CineramaThe Best of Cinerama
(Sepia Records - new on 2 CDs)
Released in 1963, a greatest hits package film featuring the finest moments from the Cinerama travelogues (Cinerama Holiday, Seven Wonders of the World, Search for Paradise, South Seas Adventure). Mixed in full stereo from 6 & 7 track Cinerama 35mm full coats and presented in Dolby Surround with music first time on CD. Bonus extras include alternate takes of music from the original 7-track 35mm coats.

Best Plays of 2014The Best Plays of 2014
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Lawrence Harbison, editor. Six of the most original plays of the year selected by renowned editor Lawrence Harbison: The Country House (Donald Margulies), Dinner with the Boys (Dan Lauria), Mala Hierba (Tanya Saracho), Our Lady of Kibeho (Katori Hall), When January Feels Like Summer (Cori Thomas), Year of the Rooster (Eric Dufault). Full text of the plays and the production histories are included. 384 pages.

A Chorus Line FAQA Chorus Line FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Broadway's Singular Sensation
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Tom Rowan. History and fun facts, including: the unique workshop process through which the show was developed and written, the stories of its creators, the record-breaking Broadway run and numerous touring productions, and the captivating movie version. All-new chapters on the Broadway revival, the two London productions, and notable regional productions around the country. Guide to all the pop cultural references in the show the book with extensive photos and biographical information on the casts of the major productions. Chapters on recordings, previous books on the topic, and the show's influence on subsequent Broadway musicals and films. 512 pages.

Tony RobertsDo You Know Me?: Tony Roberts
(paperback book/Audible edition)
Anecdotal memoir spanning Tony Roberts' fifty-five years as a professional actor: twenty-three Broadway shows, twenty-five films, three television series, and over fifty audio books and numerous voice-over commercials. Roberts explores the sources of his ambition and describes the ups and downs of a career in show business. 336 pages. Released 7/20/15.

Freedomland U.S.A.Freedomland U.S.A.
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Jule Styne and George Weiss were commissioned to produce a souvenir album for the New York theme park, performed by Johnny Horton, Jimmy Rushing, Jill Corey, Richard Hayes, Charlie Weaver and Earl Wrightson. First time on CD, re-mastered in stereo and combined with rare bonus tracks performed by stars such as Ethel Merman, Peter Lawford and Jule Styne himself. "Freedomland U.S.A Overture" (Frank De Vol And His Orchestra), "Little Old New York" (Richard Hayes), "Satellite City" (Earl Wrightson), "Danny the Dragon" (Charlie Weaver), "The Jalopy Song" (Jill Corey And Richard Hayes), "Pine Country" (Earl Wrightson), "Johnny Freedom" (Johnny Horton), "On the Showboat" (Jill Corey), "San Francisco Fran" (Richard Hayes), "The Chicago Fire" (Earl Wrightson), "So Long Ma" (Jimmy Rushing)"; "Bonus Tracks: "That’s the Kind of Dame I Am" (Ethel Merman), "It’s a Great Feeling" (Sammy Cahn), "I Feel Like Dancing" (Jule Styne And Leo Robin), "Temporary Arrangement" (Jule Styne), "Frightfully Nice" (Peter Lawford).

LandmarksInterior Landmarks: Treasures of New York
(The Monacelli Press - Hardcover Book)
By Judith Gura, Kate Wood, and Larry Lederman (photographer). Tells the stories of 47 interior landmarks, including banks, theaters, office building lobbies, restaurants, libraries, and more, like Radio City Music Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grand Central Station, Tweed Courthouse, Rainbow Room, Ford Foundation Building. 240 pages.

IsrafelIsrafel (from Nevermore) Remix EP
(Broadway Records - new EP)
Three new versions of "Israfel" from Nevermore - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording). "Israfel" (Single Version), "Israfel" (Julian Marsh Club Remix), "Israfel" (Julian Marsh Radio Remix). Music and lyrics by Jonathan Christenson. Released previously on mp3 and iTunes.

Playing GodPlaying God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage
(Univ of Michigan Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Henry Bial. Focuses on eleven successful productions, as well as a few notable flops, that highlight the difficulties in adapting the Old and New Testaments for the stage. Combining analysis of play scripts with archival research into the actual circumstances of production and reception. 247 pages.

Therese RaquinThérèse Raquin OLC
(JAY Records - new on 2 CDs)
Music by Craig Adams. Book and lyrics by Nona Shepphard. Cast includes Julie Atherton, Greg Barnett, Jeremy Legat and Tara Hugo. "Sang et Neuf / At the End," "Snuggy Little House," "Having a Fit," "Snuggy Little House 2," "The Passage," "You Are Not Still, Therese," "Thursday Nights," "You Are Not Quiet, Therese," "May as Well and Why Not," "A Brutal Beginning," "I Breathe You In," "An Ultimatum," "A Sunday Stroll," "The Stream," "A Sunday Tragedy," "Who Knows?," "Sweet Perfume of Violets," "The Passage," "Thursday Nights," "A Quiet Wedding," "A Bridal Bed," "A Snuggy Old Age," "The Avenging Hand," "Sang Et Nerfs," "If I Had Known," "At the End." Includes a 26 page booklet with production photos and a full synopsis.

IntimacyThomas Bradshaw: Intimacy and Other Plays
(TCG - new Paperback book)
Collection of Thomas Bradshaw plays: Intimacy, Dawn, Fulfillment, Southern Promises, Job, Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist, Lecture on the Blues and Purity. 240 pages.

Time Travellers GuideThe Time-Traveller's Guide to British Theatre: The First Four Hundred Years
(Oberon Books - Paperback book/Kindle Edition (already available)
By Aleks Sierz and Lia Ghilardi. A celebratory depiction of five centuries of British theatrical creativity from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II, from Shakespeare to Sir Laurence Olivier. 272 pages.

Universal Musical 180-gram vinyl album reissues of Judy Garland albums: Judy at Carnegie Hall (double), Miss Show Business: Judy Garland , Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli Live at The London Palladium.

October 6, 2015

Razzle Dazle RiedelRazzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Michael Riedel's "provocative, no-holds-barred narrative account of the people and the money and the power that re-invented an iconic quarter of New York City, turning its gritty back alleys and sex-shops into the glitzy, dazzling Great White Way ... tells the stories of the Shubert Organization and the shows that re-built a city in grand style, revealing the backstage drama that often rivaled what transpired onstage, exposing bitter rivalries, unlikely alliances, and—of course—scintillating gossip. This is a great story, told with wit and passion." 352 pages.

Naughty MabelNaughty Mabel
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Nathan Lane and Devlin Elliott, illustrated by Dan Krall. For young readers, children ages 4-8. 48 pages.

October 7, 2015

Kerrigan and LowdermilkThe Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Songbook
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songwriting team Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk (Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, Henry and Mudge, The Woman Upstairs, Republic, and Tales from the Bad Years). 17 songs from their shows plus notes about them and their work. Includes: "Avalanche," "The Bad Years," "Five and a Half Minutes," "Freedom," "The Girl Who Drove Away," "Hand in Hand," "Holding On," "How to Return Home," "My Party Dress," "Not a Love Story," "Rise," "Run Away with Me," "Sadie," "Say the Word," "Two Strangers," "Vegas." 216 pages.

October 9, 2015

Cry BabyCry-Baby "Original Studio Cast"
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon)
Original studio cast recording of David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger's score with 88.4% of the original 2008 Broadway cast. James Snyder, Elizabeth Stanley, Alli Mauzey, Harriet Harris, Chester Gregory II, Christopher J. Hanke, Carly Jibson, Richard Poe, Nick Blaemire, Colin Cunliffe, Meg Buckley, Emily Bindiger, Ari Gold, Steven M. Gold, Adam Schlesinger. "Overture," "The Anti-Polio Picnic," "Watch Your Ass," "I'm Infected," "Squeaky Clean," "Nobody Gets Me," "Nobody Gets Me - Reprise," "Jukebox Jamboree," "A Whole Lot Worse," "Screw Loose," "Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby (Baby Baby)," "Girl, Can I Kiss You With Tongue?," "I'm Infected - Reprise," "You Can't Beat The System," "Act 1 Finale," "Entr'acte," "Misery, Agony, Helplessness, Hopelessness, Heartache and Woe," "Misery, Agony, Helplessness, Hopelessness, Heartache and Woe (Reprise)," "All In My Head," "Jailyard Jubilee," "A Little Upset," "I Did Something Wrong, Once," "Thanks For The Nifty Country," "This Amazing Offer," "Do That Again," "Nothing Bad's Ever Gonna Happen Again." Specially priced if you order at before October 9.

Ann Hampton Callaway Hope of ChristmasThe Hope of Christmas: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the Lyrics of William Schermerhorn
(MCG Jazz - new on CD)
All new Christmas music with two new songs by Ann Hampton Callaway, including the title song. Additional new songs by Matthew Sklar and Michael Feinstein. All lyrics by William Schermerhorn. Features twenty-nine of the world's best jazz musicians, including Five Play, New York Voices, Hubert Laws, Claudio Roditi, Gerald Albright, The Ted Rosenthal Trio, and more. All proceeds from the sale of this album go directly to support Manchester Craftsmen's Guild and its mission to preserve, present and promote jazz. "On Union Street," "The Hope of Christmas," "One Star," "Discovery," "I Believe," "I Saw a Sparrow," "Santa Doesn't Like Me," "Christmas Isn't Christmas At All," "I Want to Play Santa," "What Good Is Being Cranky," "My Gift of Thanks," "Fly with the Angels."

If/Then VinylIf/Then OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - 2-disc vinyl album)
U.S. Tour commemorative vinyl edition. Limited manufacturing run. 2-LP gatefold set plus digital download card. Tom Kitt/Brian Yorkey score. Idina Menzel, James Snyder, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, Jenn Colella, Jerry Dixon.

It Shoulda Been YouIt Shoulda Been You OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove score. Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howard, Sierra Boggess, with David Burtka, Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Josh Grisetti, Adam Heller, Michael X. Martin, Anne L. Nathan, Nick Spangler, Farah Alvin, Gina Ferrall, Aaron C. Finley, Mitch Greenberg, Jillian Louis, and Edward Hibbert. "I Never Wanted This," "This Day (Opening)," "Who," "It Shoulda Been You," "Back In The Day," "Perfect," "Nice," "Albert's Turn," "Where Did I Go Wrong," "Beautiful," "A Perfect Ending," "Love You Till The Day," "Jenny's Blues," "Whatever," "A Little Bit Less Than," "What They Never Tell You," "Perfect/Whatever Reprise," "That's Family," "Finale." Also pre-ordering at Ghostlight website. Released earlier on iTunes and mp3.

The Light PrincessThe Light Princess OLC
(Universal - new on 2 CDs)Score by Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson. London cast plus exclusive bonus tracks sung by Tori Amos. Cast includes Rosalie Craig, Nick Hendrix, Amy Booth-Steel, Kane Oliver Parry, Hal Fowler and Clive Rowe. Disc 1: "Prologue: Once Upon a Time," "My Own Land," "My Fairy-Story," "Queen Material," "Sealand Supremacy," "Zephyrus Call & Levity," "Althea," "Scandal," "The Gauntlet," "Better Than Good," "The Solution," "Highness in the Sky," "Proverbs & Let the Bells Ring & God, the Horror," "No H2O," "Zephyrus Call Reprise & Althea Reprise," "Darkest Hour," "After Darkest Hour"; Disc 2: "Amphibiava," "Tinkle, Drizzle, Bubble and Gush," "Nothing More Than This, Part One," "Part Two: Queen of the Lake," "Drought," "The Whistleblower," "My Little Girl s Smile," "Bitter Fate," "The Wedding," "Crash in the Universe," "Tears," "Gravity and Epilogue: Once Upon a Time," "Coronation," "Gravity," "Highness in the Sky" (Tori Amos), "Darkest Hour" (Tori Amos). Produced by Amos. Martin Lowe conducting with orchestrations by John Philip Shenale, and vocal arrangements and additional orchestrations by Amos and Lowe. Musical played London's Lyttelton Theatre in 2013.

October 13, 2015

Billy ElliotBilly Elliot the Musical Live
(Universal - on Blu-ray/digital HD)
Live recording of West End production. The production stars Matteo Zecca, Mitchell Tobin, Bradley Perret, Elliott Hanna, Ruthie Henshall and Deka Walmsley. 160 minutes. Previously released in the UK and available at at Amazon UK.

October 15, 2015

American CinderellasAmerican Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage: Imagining the Working Girl from Irene to Gypsy
(Palgrave MacMillan - Hardcover Book)
By Maya Cantu. Analyzes female lyricists and librettists who were significant in translating Perrault's heroine to the contexts and concerns of the American "working girl." In exploring how these and other writers (of both sexes) adapted the Cinderella myth to a twentieth-century urban landscape, this book challenges traditional assumptions about the American musical's relationship to both feminism and modernism—placing the Cinderella story into the Broadway musical canon. 288 pages.

Welcome to My WorldWelcome to My World
(Krizerland Records - new on CD)
New one-girl musical by Bruce Kimmel. Stars Sami Staitman. Musical direction by Alby Potts. "Welcome to My World," "I Want," "Snacks," "TMI," "He Was Grandpa," "Annie," "Fair-Weather Friends," "Note to Boys," "The Dissection of the Frog," "Let Me Sing," "Dancing With Me," "Prom," "Everything is Gonna Be All Right," "Welcome to My World (reprise)." Clips and pre-ordering at

October 16, 2015

Beggar's OperaThe Beggar's Opera
(Masterworks/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
1968 OLC cast. Peter Gilmore, James Cossins and Jan Waters. Score by John Gay. At Masterworks September 18; ArkivMusic and digital outlets October 16.

David Benoit BelieveDavid Benoit Trio (w/ Jane Monheit & the All American Boys Chorus): Believe
(Concord Records - new on CD)
"Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Believe," "Christmas Waltz," "Christmas Time is Here," "Guaraldi Medley," "My Favorite Things," "Just Like Me," "My Little Drum," "Christmas Song."

HamiltonHamilton OBC
(WMG/Atlantic Records - new on 2 CDs)
Lin-Manuel Miranda score. 2015 Broadway show. Cast includes Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Javier Muñoz, Leslie Odom, Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, Phillipa Soo, and Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Ariana DeBose, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Neil Haskell. 46 tracks. Dic 1: "Alexander Hamilton," "Aaron Burr, Sir," "My Shot," "The Story of Tonight," "The Schuyler Sisters," "Farmer Refuted," "You'll Be Back," "Right Hand Man," "A Winter's Ball," "Helpless," "Satisfied," "The Story of Tonight (Reprise)," "Wait For It," "Stay Alive," "Ten Duel Commandments," "Meet Me Inside," "That Would Be Enough," "Guns and Ships," "History Has Its Eyes On You," "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)," "What Comes Next," "Dear Theodosia," "Non-Stop"; Disc 2: "What'd I Miss," "Cabinet Battle #1," "Take a Break," "Say No To This," "The Room Where It Happens," "Schuyler Defeated," "Cabinet Battle #2," "Washington On Your Side," "One Last Time," "I Know Him," "The Adams Administration," "We Know," "Hurricane," "The Reynolds Pamphlet," "Burn," "Blow Us All Away," "Stay Alive (Reprise)," "It's Quiet Uptown," "Election Of 1800," "Your Obedient Servant," "Best of Wives and Best of Women," "The World Was Wide Enough," "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story." Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes

At Long Last LoveAt Long Last Love
(Varese Sarabande - on CD)
Soundtrack from 1975 Peter Bogdanovich musical film. Music by Cole Porter. Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, Madeline Kahn. "Twentieth Century-Fox Trademark," (Fanfare), "Overture," "Which," (Cybill Shepherd, Eileen Brennan), "Poor Young Millionaire," (Burt Reynolds, John Hillerman), "You're The Top," (Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn, Duilio Del Prete, Cybill Shepherd), "Find Me A Primitive Man," (Madeline Kahn), "Friendship," (Madeline Kahn, Cybill Shepherd, Burt Reynolds, Duilio Del Prete), "Musical Intro / But In The Morning, No," (Eileen Brennan, John Hillerman, Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd), "At Long Last Love," (Duilio Del Prete, Madeline Kahn, Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd), "Well, Did You Evah?," (Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn, Cybill Shepherd, Duilio Del Prete, Mildred Natwick), "From Alpha To Omega," (Duilio Del Prete, Madeline Kahn), "Medley," "Just One Of Those Things," (Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, Duilio Del Prete), "I Get A Kick Out Of You," (Cybill Shepherd), "Medley," "Medley."

Melissa Errico What About Today LiveMelissa Errico: What About Today? Live at 54 BELOW
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
11 tracks which Melissa has never recorded before, including the title track by David Shire and Bacharach's "The April Fools" and performances of a pair of Michel Legrand classics. Why are actors so nuts?, "What About Today?," Do you like this hair flip?, "The Summer Knows," Those were seals..., "The April Fools," Let's stay at the movies a little longer..., "His Eyes, Her Eyes," How 'bout we do a little Broadway?, "It's An Art," One perfect storm of a song..., "Meadowlark," Where does that leave us?, "Getting Married Today," Time to regroup..., "No More," It doesn t get better than this..., "Small World," "Show Me," "The Heart Is Slow To Learn," I got the idea to write this..., "Gentle Child," I am really bananas about Eydie Gormé..., "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?," "Last Dance," I'm like Cher in Moonstruck!, "How Are Things In Glocca Morra?." Also at special pre-orer price at

John C. WilsonNoel, Tallulah, Cole, and Me: A Memoir of Broadway's Golden Age
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
John C. Wilson (author), Thomas S. Hischak (Contributor), Jack Macauley (Contributor). Theatre director and producer John Wilson's autobiography, which was completed in 1958. The text has been edited, with added commentary. Covers Wilson's youth, his education at Yale, his experience working in silent films, and details of his professional and personal relationship with Coward; his theatrical career on Broadway and in London; his marriage to Natalie Paley; and life within international high society. The people Wilson befriended—Tallulah Bankhead, Cecil Beaton, Claudette Colbert, Cole Porter, and Richard Rodgers, among others—are described with affection, candor, and colorful panache. Wilson also shares behind-the-scenes stories about such landmark theatre productions as Private Lives, Blithe Spirit, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Kiss Me, Kate. 288 pages.

Tony Yazbeck: The Floor Above Me
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
Debut album from Tony Yazbeck, currently appearing in On the Town on Broadway. Adapted and expanded from his one-man show of the same name (which returns to 54 Below on March 16 and 23). The show is co-written by Yazbeck and Howard Emanuel and features music direction and arrangements by pianist Jerome Korman. Guest appearances by Clyde Alves (On the Town) and Melinda Sullivan (So You Think You Can Dance). Tony Lewis on drums, Tom Hubbard on bass, Marc McGowan on trumpet, and Jack Bashkow on woodwinds. "Let Yourself Go / No Strings / Fascinating Rhythm / Can't You See It?," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," ""My mom and I drove into New York..."," "Pure Imagination," ""Flash forward to 2007..."," "All I Need Is the Girl," ""I was living out my dream..."," "Moses Supposes," "Till' Kingdom Come," "Got to Get You Into My Life," "Dance Me to the End of Love / I Won't Dance," "Cheek to Cheek," ""So there I was, on top of the world..."," "Nothing I Do," "Where Did I Go Wrong?," ""I was taught to be a fighter..."," "Both Sides Now," "Hello, My Old Heart," ""I'm backstage at the Drury Lane Playhouse..."," "Lucky to Be Me," "Slap That Bass." Produced by Tommy Krasker. Also pre-ordering at

October 20, 2015

Mickey RooneyThe Life and Times of Mickey Rooney
(Gallery Books - new Hardcover Book)
Biography by Richard A. Lertzman and William J. Birnes. Draws on never-before-seen excerpts from Rooney’s diary and exclusive interviews with Mickey, and with those who knew him best, including his heretofore unknown mistress of sixty years. 432 pages.

Presenting ShakespearePresenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from Around the World
(Princeton Architectural Press - Hardcover Book)
By Mirko Ilic and Steven Heller. Foreword by Julie Taymor. 1,100 posters for Shakespeare's plays, designed artists representing 55 countries. Trove of theatrical artifacts for theater and design lovers alike. 320 pages.

October 22, 2015

Broadway SwingsBroadway Swings: Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By by Lyndy Franklin Smith and J. Austin Eyer. The responsibilities and rigors, joy and turmoil of the job of the Swing. Traces the entire journey of a Swing's life on Broadway, from auditions and how Swings are selected to the ups and downs of rehearsals and performances. Over 100 Broadway pros and Swing veterans interviewed plus many Stage Managers, Casting Directors, Choreographers and Directors. Rob Ashford, Susan Stroman, Jerry Mitchell, Larry Fuller, Tony Stevens, Beverley Randolph and Frank Dilella of NY1's Onstage. 224 pages.

October 23, 2015

CinemaAndrea Bocelli: Cinema
(Sony - new on CD)
"Maria," "La chanson de Lara," "Moon River," "E più ti penso," "Be My Love," "The Music Of The Night," "Por Una Cabeza," "Sorridi amore vai," "Mi mancherai," "Cheek To Cheek," "Brucia la terra," "No Llores Por Mi Argentina," "Nelle tue mani." Also available in a Deluxe Edition, which also includes "Sorridi amore vai," "Historia De Amor," "Ol' Man River".

A Chorus Line 40thA Chorus Line: 40th Anniversary Celebration Original Broadway Cast Recording
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD/vinyl)
Remastered new edition of the original Broadway cast recording. Score by Marvin Hamlisch and Ed Kleban. With eight bonus track demos. Scott Allen, Renee Baughman, Carole Bishop, Pamela Blair, Wayne Cilento, Chuck Cissel, Clive Clerk, Kay Cole, Ronald Dennis, Donna Drake, Brandt Edwards, Patricia Garland, Carolyn Kirsch, Ron Kuhlman, Nancy Lane, Baayork Lee, Priscilla Lopez, Robert LuPone, Cameron Mason, Donna McKechnie, Don Percassi, Carole Schweid, Michael Serrecchia, Michael StuartThomas J. Walsh, Sammy Williams, Crissy Wilzak. "Opening: I Hope I Get It," "I Can Do That," "At the Ballet," "Sing!," "Montage (In Three Parts); Montage Part 1: Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love," "Montage (In Three Parts); Montage Part 2: Mother," "Montage (In Three Parts); Montage Part 3: Gimme The Ball," "Nothing," "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three," "The Music and the Mirror," "One," "What I Did for Love," "One (Reprise) / Finale"; Bonus tracks: "It's All in Here," "I Can Do That," "At the Ballet," "Sing!," "Shoes," "One," "Finale Ballad (What I Did For Love)," "Joanne." New high-resolution (24/96) master of the original cast recording, taken from the surround-sound remix created for the SACD-only format (previously available only in that format). Expanded booklet with new liner notes by Oskar Eustis, Terre Blair Hamlisch, Linda Kline, and Robert Viagas. 180-gram vinyl version a digital download card.

October 27, 2015

MusicalsMusicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story
(DK - Hardcover Book)
Foreword by Elaine Paige. "Showcases the complete history of the musical on stage and screen, from its origins in ancient Greece to early twentieth century dance halls and vaudeville to the golden age of cinema productions to the record-breaking Broadway musicals of today." 360 pages with infographics, black-and-white and color photography.

My Fair Lady 50thMy Fair Lady 50th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD
(Paramount - 3-disc blu-ray set)
Remastered 1964 film based on the Lerner & Loewe musical. Per Playbill, extras to include video from the British and Los Angeles premieres, Rex Harrison's BFI Honor and Golden Globe acceptance speech, alternate Audrey Hepburn vocals.

Theatre World 69Theatre World Volume 69: 2012-2013
(Theatre World Media - Hardcover Book)
Ben Hodges and Scott Denny, editors. Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and complete listings for 70 regional theatres, detailing more than 2,000 productions with over 800 photographs, each entry includes cast lists, replacements, producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, and plot synopses. The year's obituaries, a listing of all nominees and winners of the major theatrical awards, the longest-running Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, and a detailed index. Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Regional Theatre roundups written by accomplished theatre critics. Highlights of the season include Kinky Boots; Matilda the Musical; Tracy Letts in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf; Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful; Pippin; David Byrne and Fat Boy Slim's Here Lies Love. 524 pages.

October 29, 2015

Play ReadingsPlay Readings: A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners
(Focal Press - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
By Rob Urbinati. Examines considerations involved in readings: use of the venue, pre-reading preparations, playwright/director communication, editing/adapting stage directions, casting, using the limited rehearsal time effectively, simple "staging" suggestions, working with actors, handling complex stage directions, talkbacks, and limiting the use of props, costumes, and music. A variety of readings are covered, including readings of musicals, operas, and period plays. 224 pages.

October 30, 2015

We Love DisneyWe Love Disney (Deluxe Edition)
(Verve/Disney - new on CD)
Compilation album. "Friend Like Me" (NE-YO), "Part of Your World" (Jessie J), "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (Jason Derulo), "The Rainbow Connection" (Gwen Stefani), "Zero To Hero" (Ariana Grande), "In a World of My Own/Very Good Advice" (Jhené Aiko), "I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)" (Fall Out Boy), "Colors of the Wind" (Tori Kelly ), "A Spoonful of Sugar" (Kacey Musgraves), "Ev’rybody Wants To Be a Cat" (Charles Perry), "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (Jessie Ware), "Let It Go" (Lucy Hale & Rascal Flatts), "It's a Small World" (Various Artists). Bonus tracks: "It's Not Easy Being Green" (Brenna Whitaker), "A Whole New World" (Yuna). Produced by David Foster. Available in standard + digital set; standard vinyl + digital set; deluxe CD + digital set; deluxe vinyl + digital; Disney collector's boxed set.

October 31, 2015

Harlem's TheatersHarlem's Theaters: A Staging Ground for Community, Class, and Contradiction, 1923-1939
(Northwestern Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Adrienne Macki Braconi. Study of three important community-based theaters in Harlem. The author uses textual analysis, performance reconstruction, and audience reception to examine the complex dynamics of productions by the Krigwa Players, the Harlem Experimental Theatre, and the Negro Theatre of the Federal Theatre Project. 280 pages.

Gwen VerdonGwen Verdon: A Life on Stage and Screen
(McFarland & Co - Paperback Book)
By Peter Shelley. First full-length biography of the American dancer, singer and actress Gwen Verdon. Covers her life and career, as an individual and also in her collaborations with choreographers Jack Cole and Bob Fosse. Includes a brief appendix with information about DVD and video availability. 277 pages.

Something Rotten! SongbookSomething Rotten!: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
A dozen vocal selections from Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick score. Presented in vocal line arrangements with piano accompaniment. Includes: "God, I Hate Shakespeare", "Right Hand Man", "A Musical", "The Black Death", "I Love the Way", "Will Power", "Bottom's Gonna Be on Top", "Hard to Be the Bard", "We See the Light", "Make an Omelette", "To Thine Own Self (Reprise)." 96 pages.

November 2, 2015

Blue Touch PaperThe Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir (by David Hare)
(W.W. Norton and Company - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Playwright and screenwriter David Hare's account of becoming a writer amid the enormous flux of postwar England ... from his university days at Cambridge to the swinging 1960s, when he cofounded the influential Portable Theatre in London and took a memorable road trip across America, to his breakthrough successes as a playwright amid the political ferment of the '70s. 368 pages with eight pages of illustrations.

November 3, 2015

Secrets of Stage SuccessSecrets of Stage Success
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book)
UK musical theatre performers Louise Dearman and Mark Evans answer questions asked by fans about how to succeed in showbusiness. Kindle edition released earlier.

Theatre World 70Theatre World Volume 70: 2013-2014
(Theatre World Media - Hardcover Book)
Ben Hodges and Scott Denny, editors. Detailing more than 2,000 productions with more than 800 photographs. Cast lists, replacements, producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, and plot synopses, the year's obituaries, a listing of all nominees and winners of the major theatrical awards, the longest-running Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, a listing of national tours, and a detailed index. 540 pages.

November 5, 2015

Uncle Tom's CabinUncle Tom's Cabin on the American Stage and Screen
(Palgrave Macmillan - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of 2012 book by John Frick. Traces the major dramatizations of Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic from its inception in 1852 through "modern" versions on film. Examines the major productions, companies, and influential persons in the long, complex history of theatrical Toms and introduces the reader to the artists who created the plays and productions that created theatre history. 332 pages.

November 6, 2015

Brenna WhitakerBrenna Whitaker
(Verve - new on CD/mp3)
L.A.-based jazz singer. "Black and Gold," "Misty Blue," "It's a Good Day," "You Don't Owe Me," "My Heart Cries for You," "When I'm Done," "I Can't Hear a Word You Say," "It's Not Easy Bein' Green," "Love Back," "Anyone Who Had a Heart," "Sayonara," "A House Is Not a Home."

November 10, 2015

Broadway RevealedBroadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain
(Chance - Paperback Book)
Photographer Stephen Joseph's sweeping panorama images of studios, designers, and workshops, revealing the process and complexity of creating theater. Directors, set designers, lighting designers, sound designers, costume designers, props artisans, tailors, milliners, wigmakers, and more are depicted alongside their work and workspaces in these stunning color images. 204 pages.

Mr. BurnsMr. Burns and Other Plays
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Anne Washburn plays Mr. Burns, The Small, I Have Loved Strangers Orestes. 304 pages.

November 13, 2015

Annaleigh Ashford: Lost in the StarsLive at 54 BELOW: Lost in the Stars
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Live recording. Features Ashford with songwriter and music director Will Van Dyke and the Whiskey 5 band. Celebrates the classic cabaret with an eclectic mix of music from the disco days of Donna Summer to the haunting melodies of Kurt Weill and Stephen Sondheim to a sing-a-long of Alanis Morrisette. "Overture," "One Night Only," "Donna Summer Medley," Welcome To 54 Below..., "Love Hurts," "Someone Like You/Crazy," What A Great Holiday Song..., "Date With Myself," "Another Time," Miss Kitt..., "Come Rain Or Come Shine," "Hand In My Pocket," Famous Voices..., "Good Enough," "Another Hundred People/Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters," Thank You..., "Last Dance," "For Good," "Lost In The Stars ." Produced by Ashford, Andy Jones, Will Van Dyke, and Derik Lee. Also at special pre-order price at

Lady, Be GoodLady, Be Good Encores! cast
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
George and Ira Gershwin score. Charissa Bertels, Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Joe Grandy, Tiffany Haas, Jeff Hiller, Drew Humphrey, Erin Mackey, Jason Mills, Patti Murin, Nicolas Dávila, Douglas Sills, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Tommy Tune and Kirsten Wyatt. "Overture," "Hang On To Me," "A Wonderful Party," "End of a String," "We're Here Because," "Fascinating Rhythm," "So Am I," "Oh, Lady, Be Good!," "Piano Specialty," "Finale (Act One)," "Entr'acte," "Linger in the Lobby," "The Half of it, Dearie, Blues," "Juanita," "I'd Rather Charleston," "So Am I (Reprise)," "Oh, Lady, Be Good! (Reprise)," "Little Jazz Bird," "Carnival Time," "Swiss Miss," "Finale." Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes. Also pre-ordering at

November 17, 2015

John Kander Hidden TreasuresJohn Kander: Hidden Treasures 1950-2015
(Harbinger Records/The Musical Theater Project - new 2-CD set)
Forty-nine tracks include rare demos recorded by Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb, and new recordings. Deluxe 64-page booklet is lavishly illustrated, with extensive notes by Jesse Green that include comments on the songs by Kander himself. Newest edition in Harbinger Records' Songwriter Showcase Series. Disc 1: "I Love Music," (John Kander and Fred Ebb), "Janie," (Kander), "Excerpt from Requiem for Georgie," (Robert Mesrobian, Ray Pitt and Oberlin College Student Cast), "Dance with Me," (Kander), "There's a Room in My House," (John Riddle, Elena Shaddow and David Loud), "My Coloring Book," (Kander), "Happy New Year," (K&E), "A Simple Thing Like That," (K&E), "The Kid Herself," (K&E), "A Quiet Thing," (Kander), "So What?," (K&E), "Guten Abend," (K&E), "It'll All Blow Over," (K&E), "Cabaret), "In His Own Good Time," (K&E), "Walking Among My Yesterdays," (Kander), "Getting Younger Ev'ry Year," (K&E), "If You Leave Me Now," (K&E), "I Have a Friend," (K&E), "Look There," (K&E), "Only Love," (Anita Gillette and David Loud), "Seven O'clock," (K&E), "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup," (K&E), "You Old Bastards," (K&E); Disc 2: "Wait for Me, World," (K&E), "Isn't This Better?," (Kander), "Roxie," (K&E), "Windowpanes Of Rose," (Kander), "It," (K&E), "Good Thing Going," (K&E), "Theme from New York, New York (Original Version)," (K&E), "Theme from New York, New York (Final Version)," (K&E), "I Get My Music from My Dad," (Michael Winther), "Summer with You," (Brent Barrett), "The Man About Town," (K&E), "Not Enough Magic," (K&E), "Man Overboard," (K&E), "Never You," (K&E), "Nobody's Fault," (Karen Ziemba and David Loud), "The Wheel," (Clarke Peters and Jim Laev), "He Always Comes Home To Me," (Linda Emond and Kander), "Nice People," (Jim Newman and Jim Laev), "Military Man," (David Standish, Michael Mccormick and Jim Laev), "The Skin Of Our Teeth," (Brent Barrett), "You Know Me," (Alix Korey and Barbara Walsh), "Look Up," (Julia Murney, Paul Anthony Stewart and Paul Masse), "You, If Anyone," (Lewis Cleale and Greg Pierce), "People Like Us," (Kander and Greg Pierce), "Yes," (K&E). Currently pre-ordering at for pre-release shipping.

Steve Ross SondheimSteve Ross: Good Thing Going, the Songs of Stephen Sondheim
(Harbinger Records/The Musical Theater Project - new on CD)
"Another Hundred People," "Being Alive," "Johanna," "Pretty Women," "The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues," "So Many People," "One More Kiss," "I've Got You to Lean On," "Anyone Can Whistle," "Ah, Paris!," "Too Many Mornings," "Sand," "Who Could Be Blue?," "We're Gonna Be All Right," "Marry Me a Little," "Sorry-Grateful," "Losing My Mind," "Broadway Baby," "Send In the Clowns," "With So Little to Be Sure Of," "Take the Moment," "Goodbye for Now."

November 27, 2015

Theatre and LaughterTheatre and Laughter
(Palgrave Macmillan - Paperback Book)
By Eric Weitz. Examines laughter among actors, among audience, and the interaction between the two ... laughter as a tool of political resonance, as social commentary, and as one of the oldest rhetorical devices. 120 pages.

Theatre and Social MediaTheatre and Social Media
(Palgrave Macmillan - Paperback Book)
By Patrick Lonergan. The relationship between social media and theatre. The author argues that social media is itself a performance space, analysing how it's used by both theatres and audiences and also in connection with each other.

December 4, 2015

HunchbackThe Hunchback of Notre Dame Digital
(Ghostlight Records - new digital version)
American premiere studio recording of Alan Menken/Stephen Schwartz score. Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renée, Andrew Samonsky, Erik Liberman. 25-piece orchestra and a choir of 32. Recorded September 28-30. CD to be released January 2017. Waiting list at

School of Rock - The Musical OBC
(Warner Bros - new on CD)
Original 2015 Broadway cast recording. Twelve original songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, and three songs from the immensely popular 2003 film. Produced by Rob Cavallo and Lloyd Weber.

December 7, 2015

On SondheimOn Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide
(Oxford Univ Press - new Hardcover Book)
"Ethan Mordden takes the reader on a tour of Stephen Sondheim's work, arguing for the importance and appeal of the composer-lyricist in American theater and, even more, in American culture." Each musical has a dedicated chapter, plus there are articles on Sondheim's life and his major influences, and comprehensive bibliographical and discographical essays. 224 pages.

December 11, 2015

Peggy Lee Live in LondonPeggy Lee Live in London
(Universal - new 3 CD set + DVD)
Includes the original studio album Peggy; Peggy Lee Live In London album recorded in 1977 at the London Palladium (both available on CD in their entirety for the first time); Afterglow a collection of some previously unreleased material including the entire second London Palladium concert, some songs Lee recorded in rehearsal at the Palladium, and some extra songs from the London studio sessions. Bonus DVD features Peggy Lee Entertains, a BBC live special from 1981. The package also includes extensive sleevenotes by producer Ken Barnes. Full track lists available at Universal Music.

December 17, 2015

David HwangThe Theatre of David Henry Hwang
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Esther Kim Lee (Author), Kevin J. Wetmore Jr. and Patrick Lonergan series editors. 224 pages.

December 28, 2015

WowMemories of the Revolution: The First Ten Years of the WOW Café Theater
(Univ of Michigan Press - Paperback Book)
By Jill Dolan. Holly Hughes and Carmelita Tropicana, editors. Collects scripts, interviews, and commentary to trace the first decade of WOW Café (Women’s One World). Alumnae include Lisa Kron, performance artists Holly Hughes and Carmelita Tropicana, theater troupe the Five Lesbian Brothers, and actors/playwrights Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver, and Deb Margolin, among others. Also includes photographs of and reminiscences by Café veterans. 312 pages.

December 29, 2015

Maggie SmithMaggie Smith: A Biography
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Michael Coveney. Written with the actress's blessing and drawing on personal archives, as well as interviews with immediate family and close friends. 352 pages.

The Night Alive and Other Plays
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Conor McPherson. Premiere production at Donmar Warehouse in 2013. 2014 Atlantic Theatre Company production New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. 240 pages.

January 2017 (no release date)

HunchbackThe Hunchback of Notre Dame
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
American premiere studio recording of Alan Menken/Stephen Schwartz score. Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renée, Andrew Samonsky, Erik Liberman. 25-piece orchestra and a choir of 32. Recorded September 28-30. Waiting list at

February 2, 2016

Secret Life of Broadway MusicalsThe Secret Life of the American Musical: How Classic Broadway Shows Are Built
(Sarah Crichton Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Jack Viertel. Paints a picture of how Broadway musicals are made, through all the phases of a typical musical theater story, from opening numbers to finales. A look at what Viertel has learned over the course of his career, with observations about the egotists, geniuses, and workaday professionals who have sustained this unique American art form. 336 pages.

April 12, 2016

Hamilton Hardcover book
(Grand Central Publishing - new Hardcover Book)
By Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeffrey Seller. With lyrics, annotations, behind-the scenes content, photographs, interviews, essays and sidebars that explore how Miranda translated Hamilton's life into musical theater. 224 pages.

July 12, 2016

Kung FuKung Fu
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play about Bruce Lee by David Henry Hwang. Premiered at Signature Theatre (NY) in 2014. 112 pages.

No release date set

Be More Chill
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Joe Iconis score. Book by Joe Tracz and is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini. Two River Theater (NJ) cast. Will Connolly, Eric William Morris, Stephanie Hsu, Jake Boyd, Gerard Canonico, Katlyn Carlson, Katie Ladner, Lauren Marcus, George Salazar, and Paul Whitty. The six-piece orchestra includes Nathan Dame (Conductor and Keyboard), Danny Jonokuchi (Trumpet), Dan McMillan (Drums/Percussion), Josh Plotner (Reeds), Mike Rosengarten (Guitar) and Amanda Ruzza (Bass).

Calendar Dream: Andrea McArdle
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
13 new songs from an assortment of writers "one for each month of the year and one about a year in the life of a woman facing a new and unexpected adventure."

Barbara Cook at Avery Fisher Hall
November 2007/January 2008 concert.

Barbra Streisand Duets album
(new on CD)
2nd album of duets.

Barbra Streisand DVD set
(Columbia - 12 DVD set)
To feature "never-before-seen footage directly from Barbra's archives, as well as milestones from her illustrious career."

Best Plays 2008-2009The Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2008-2009
(Limelight Editions - Hardcover Book)
Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, Editor. The 10 New York premieres honored are Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo; Billy Elliot by Lee Hall and Elton John; Blasted by Sarah Kane; The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh; God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza; The Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson; reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute; Ruined, by Lynn Nottage; 33 Variations by Moises Kaufman; and Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang. Special Citation: [title of show] by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell.

Big Bang
(Original Cast Records - on CD)

The Black Monk
(new on iTunes/CD)
Off-Broadway cast recording of Wendy Kesselman score. Recorded May 25, 2009. Austin Pendleton, Elon Rutberg, Julie Craig, and Scott Robertson.

Boobs! The Musical
(MOL - new on CD)
New York cast album of Ruth Wallis revue.

Book of comedic essays by Laura Benanti
(St. Martin's Press - new book)
Expected Fall of 2016.

Clinton the MusicalClinton the Musical
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording. Music and lyrics by Paul Hodge. Kerry Butler, Tom Galantich, Duke Lafoon, Judy Gold, John Treacy Egan, Veronica J. Kuehn, Kevin Zak, Kara Guy, Dale Hensley, Rob Richardson and Gretchen Wylder.

The Complete Show Boat
(Warner - DVD set)
1929 (Laura La Plante, Joseph Schildkraut, Otis Harlan, Emily Fitzroy, Stepin Fetchit), 1936 (Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, and Paul Robeson), 1951 (Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, and Joe E. Brown) films.

Cyrano de BergeracCyrano de Bergerac
(GlobalVision/Koch - new on CD)
Concept recording of new musical premiered in London in 2007. Music by Frank Wildhorn and Book and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.

Daddy Long Legs Off-Broadway cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Paul Gordon score. Megan McGinnis and Paul Alexander Nolan. Produced by Kurt Deutsch and Brad Haak. Release date TBA.

Darling Lili
(DRG - new on CD)
First time U.S. release of 1970 soundtrack album. Mancini/Mercer score. Julie Andrews.

Doll's Life
(Original Cast Records - on CD)

Elaine Stritch At Liberty - HBO Special
(HBO - new on DVD)
2004 HBO documentary by D.A. Pennebaker.

H.M.S. Pinafore
Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater and Twin Cities Public Television production to air on PBS on October 14 with possible DVD release.

Harbinger upcoming releases: Steve Ross Sondheim album Good Thing Going; Hy Zaret with Leon Bibb and Ronnie Gilbert It Could Be a Wonderful World; Stacy Sullivan tribute to Marian McPartland Better Than a Dream; Barbara Fasano Busy Being Free; Mark Murphy album accompanied by Sprios Exaras; Cy Walter Centenary 2-CD set Sublimities with 40-page booklet; material from Eubie Blake; download only demos of Hugh Martin and Sheldon Harnick; several Cy Walter albums for download; new Sylvia McNair Sondheim album; Steve Ross' back catalog for download; Cy Coleman's Barnum album where he plays the score (and maybe more).

Harold Arlen (with friend)Harold Arlen Sings (with friend)
(Masterworks - new digital download)
Arlen and Streisand. "Blues in the Night," "Little Biscuit," "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead *," "A Sleepin' Bee," "In the Shade of the New Apple Tree," "Hit the Road to Dreamland," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," "My Shining Hour," "Today I Love Everybody," "House of Flowers *," "For Every Man There's a Woman," "That's a Fine Kind O' Freedom."

Holler If Ya Hear Me
(new recording)
2014 Broadway musical inspired by the music of Tupac Shakur. Joshua Boone, Dyllon Burnside, Christopher Jackson, John Earl Jelks, Tonya Pinkins, Saycon Sengbloh, Ben Thompson, Saul Williams.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(new on CD)
Stephen Schwarts/Alan Menken score. Paper Mill Playhouse cast.

Hugh Panaro solo album
(new on CD)

I Got Rhythm: Mickey and Judy's Hollywood
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
Jeff Harnar and Shauna Hicks June 9 Town Hall concert celebrating movie songs associated with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. Barry Levitt, conductor; 30-piece orchestra.

Into the Woods Movie Songbook (Easy Piano edition)
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
"Agony," "Any Moment - Part I," "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky," "I Know Things Now," "Into the Woods," "It Takes Two," "Moments in the Woods," "No One Is Alone - Part I," "On the Steps of the Palace," "Stay with Me."

James and the Giant Peach Studio Album
(new on CD)
Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. To be recorded May 12-13 in New York. The show premiered at the Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT) in November 2013.

JAY Records: 42nd Street studio cast recording; Anyone Can Whistle 2-CD studio cast recording with John Barrowman; Annie complete 2-CD studio cast; Brigadoon complete recording; The Dancing Years studio cast; Fiddler on the Roof studio cast; A Fine and Private Place 2006 York Theatre cast; Karen Ziemba tribute to Mary Martin; The Ladies Singing Their Songs with Carolee Carmello, Susan Egan, Karen Ziemba, Rebecca Luker, Debbie Gravitte, Alice Ripley, Kim Criswell, Melissa Errico, Judy Kaye; People Like Us 2005 NYMF show cast; York Theatre's Six Wives

JAY Records Musicality Series: Cryer and Ford; Flaherty and Ahrens; Frank Loesser; George Gershwin; Lionel Bart; Vincent Youmans

The LandingThe Landing Vineyard cast
(JAY Records - new on CD)

John Kander-Greg Pierce score. David Hyde Pierce, Julia Murney, Paul Anthony Stewart and Frankie Seratch.

Lovely Ladies Kind Gentlemen
(Original Cast Records)
Stan Freeman-Franklin Underwood musical version of Teahouse of the August Moon. Orchestrations by Irwin Kostal & Peter Matz. With Lou Diamond Phillips, Mickey Rooney, Charles Nelson Reilly, Robert Morse & Eleanor Cables. Vocals completed.

Lucky Guy
(new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of Willard Beckham score for musical that played the Little Shubert. Leslie Jordan, Varla Merman, Kyle Dean Massey, Jim Newman, Savannah Wise.

Mary Bond Davis Solo Album
(new on CD)
From Metropolitan Room performances.

Speaking of Dreams: Maude Maggart
(new on CD)

(new on CD)
Bilingual, socio-political musical revue by Christophe Mirambeau, Ken Bloom and Barry Kleinbort. Cast includes Edwin Cahill, Caroline Defauw, Simon Fortin, Vincent Heded, Liza Michael and Caroline Roelands. Recorded week of November 22.

Michael Cerveris solo album
(new on CD)
New acoustic-based album from actor-singer Michael Cerveris (Evita, LoveMusik, Sweeney Todd. Recorded at Piety Street Studios in New Orleans with producer Mark Bingham. With musicians Paul Sanchez, Shamarr Allen, Alex McMurray, fiddler Linzay Young (Red Stick Ramblers), Mia Borders, Rod Hodges (Iguanas), Helen Gillett, the Craft Brothers (Glasgow), Matt Rhody and Karal Winton as well as New York singers Kimberly Kaye, Kendall Meade (Mascott) and the Gospel Queens. "Atlas," "Better," "Crescent," "Evangeline," "How Many Times," "New Amsterdam," "Phoenix," "Sleepwalking," "Tenth Grade."

Michael Rupert album
(The JRockingR Company - new on CD)
To include "Racing To The Moon," from a new musical Rupert is currently writing called Streets of America.

(new on 2 CDs)
OLC cast recording.

No More RevivalsNo More Revivals, Volume 1: From the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Through Lew Spence bequest to the BMI Foundation. 15 songs selected from over 250 submitted from members of the Workshop. "That's My Town!" (Mary Feinsinger); performed by Mary Feinsinger, "A Completely Different Place" (Christopher Cooley/Benj Pasek); performed by Kelli O'Hara, "Rock City," (Brad Alexander/Adam Mathias); performed by Will Swenson, "I Was Better Off Without You" (Aron Accurso/Jill Abramovitz); performed by Kerry Butler and Nick Blaemire, "He Needs Me" (Robert Maggio/Kristin Maloney); performed by Karen Olivo, "New Jersey" (Randy Klein/Matthew Hardy); performed by Nancy Opel, "Women Leave" (Linda Dowdell/Sara Wordsworth); performed by Malcolm Gets and Andy Karl, "The Kid" (Andy Monroe/Jack Lechner); performed by Hunter Bell, "My Van" (Daniel IIsrael/Phoebe Kreutz); performed by Gregory Jbara, "Lime Colored Sheets" (Joy Son/Steve Routman); performed by Alice Ripley, "Goodbye to Boston" (Sam Davis/Sean Hartley); performed by David Hyde Pierce, "My Sky" (Adam Overett); performed by Stephanie JBlock, "Evermore" (Ron Barnett/Greg Edwards); performed by Kate Reinders and Adam Chanler-Berat,, Bonus tracks: "Penny's Song" (cut from High Fidelity); performed by Josh Grisetti, "Leaving Saint Urbain Street" (from The Education of Duddy Kravitz); performed by Adam Overett, "That Green Dress" (Lew Spence). Also with BMI Workshop Chorale.

Pacific OverturesPacific Overtures 25th Anniversary Remixed and Remastered Complete Recording
(JAY Records - new on 2 CDs)
Limited edition of the OLC with a lavish booklet containing the libretto with a slip packaging and is only available directly from JAY Records. Will also be available as a download from iTunes.

Paint Your Wagon Encores! cast
(Sony - new on CD)
2015 Encores! cast recording of Lerner and Loewe score. Keith Carradine, Jenni Barber, Robert Creighton, Caleb Damschroder, Justin Guarini, Nathaniel Hackmann, Robyn Hurder, Melissa van der Schyff, Scott Wakefield, William Youmans, Darien Crago, Steve Czarnecki, Nicolas Davila, Casey Garvin, Shonica Gooden, Timothy Hughes, Naomi Kakuk, Justin Keyes, Jenny Laroche, Melissa Hunter McCann, Harris Milgrim, Kevin Munhall, Kristin Piro, Robbie Roby, Jason Simon, Kevin Vortmann, Nicholas Ward and Mikey Winslow. To be recorded May 29 and June 1.

Pretty Filthy
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
The Civilians and Michael Friedman. Waiting list available at

Robert Goulet on BroadwayRobert Goulet on Broadway
(Masterworks - new digital download)
"Come Back to Me," "Dear Love," "Hello Dolly," "If I Ruled the World," "Long Ago and Far Away," "Look For Small Pleasure," "Night Song," "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," "People," "She Touched Me," "Sunrise Sunset," "Who Can I Turn To."

Rodgers and Hammerstein II biography
(Henry Holt)
By Todd S. Purdum. To be published in 2018.

Sherman Edwards CD [untitled]
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
Sherman Edwards' 1776 demos and his last, unfinished score.

Silly Symphonies CollectionThe Silly Symphony Collection
(Disney - vinyl box set/digital download)
Complete restored soundtracks from all 75 Silly Symphony shorts from 1929-1939, with over 8 hours of music spread over 16 vinyl LPs. Housed in 8 tip-on gatefold jackets with original animation art in a beautifully constructed foil-stamped and numbered slipcase. Includes free digital download and a free limited edition 10” vinyl single featuring "The Skeleton Dance" on the A side and "Three Little Pigs" on the B side.

South Pacific
(new on Blu-Ray/DVD)
Lincoln Center Theater production presented in Australia production filmed live. Lisa McCune, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Kate Ceberano, Eddie Perfect, Daniel Koek, Celina Yuen, John O'May, Jeremy Stanford, John Xintavelonis and Rowan Witt. Musical staging by Christopher Gattelli, sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder and sound by Scott Lehrer. Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett; dance and incidental music arrangements by Trude Rittmann.

Stephen Sondheim Collector's Edition
(Sony Masterworks - 4 CD set)
To include previously unreleased tracks from Sondheim's personal archives.

Sweet Charity
(Koch/DRG - new on CD)
Reissue of 1966 French cast recording. Magali Noel, Sidney Chaplin, and Collette Marchand.

Walden Records: Songs by Arthur Schwartz
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
Final issue in Harbinger's Walden Records series. Bonus tracks.

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