Schedule of Cast Recordings and Theatre Upcoming Releases


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

We'll Have ManhattanWe'll Have Manhattan: The Early Work of Rodgers & Hart (Broadway Legacies)

Jimmy DeanCome Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Blu-ray

The Great ParadeThe Great Parade: Broadway's Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season Book

Cy ColemanYou Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman Book

Theatre World 69Theatre World Volume 69: 2012-2013 Book


Updated 10/19/14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lord of the Rings posterThe Lord of the Rings Repro Poster

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


Le BonheurStorm Large: Le Bonheur
(Heinz Records - new on CD/mp3/Le Bonheur - Storm Large)
Solo album from Storm Large, of Pink Martini. "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Sacred Love," "A Woman's Heart," "I Think It's Going to Rain Today," "Forbidden Fruit," "N.I.B.," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Unchained Melody," "Ne me quitte pas," "It's All Right with Me," "Saving All My Love for You," "Satellite of Love," "Stand up for Me."

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wicked ProgramWicked 2014 London Souvenir Brochure

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


Yankee Doodle Dandy Blu-rayYankee Doodle Dandy Blu-ray
(Warner Archive Collection - new Blu-ray)
1942 musical film about George M. Cohan. James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Extras: Special Features: Leonard Maltin hosts Warner Night at the Movies 1942 with Casablanca trailer; 1942 newsreel; Warner Bros. short Beyond the Call of Duty; Warner Bros. vintage cartoon Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid; James Cagney in wartime short You, John Jones; Yankee Doodle Dandy theatrical trailer; Let Freedom Sing!: The Story of Yankee Doodle Dandy documentary; audio commentary with Warner Bros. historian Rudy Behlmer; John Travolta remembers James Cagney featurette; audio-only extras radio show and pre-recording session outtakes/rehearsals; vintage Warner Bros. cartoon Yankee Doodle Daffy. *Note: animated cartoons presented in 1080p HD


October 20, 2014

Bridges Vocal SelectionsThe Bridges of Madison County: Vocal Selections - Vocal Line with Piano Accompaniment
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
From Jason Robert Brown score. "Almost Real," "Always Better," "Another Life," "Before and After You/One Second and a Million Miles," "Falling into You," "It All Fades Away," "Temporarily Lost," "To Build a Home," "What Do You Call a Man like That?," "When I'm Gone," "Wondering," "The World Inside a Frame." 128 pages.


October 21, 2014

Heidi 1955Heidi
(VAI - new on DVD)
1955 television musical version. Music by Clay Warnick, based on themes of Robert Schumann, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. Script by William Friedberg and Neil Simon, based on the book by Johanna Spyri. Jeannie Carson, Natalie Wood, Wally Cox, Elsa Lanchester, Jo Van Fleet, Robert Clary, Bil & Cora Baird and their Marionettes. Produced and directed by Max Liebman. 80 minutes.

Annie Lennox NostalgiaNostalgia: Annie Lennox (Deluxe Amazon Exclusive)
(Blue Note - new on 2 CDs/single album mp3 and iTunes)
Annie Lennox pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century – including Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Disc: 1: "Memphis In June," "Georgia On My Mind," "I Put A Spell On You," "Summertime," "I Cover The Waterfront," "Strange Fruit," "God Bless The Child," "You Belong To Me," "September In The Rain," "I Can Dream, Can't I?," "The Nearness Of You," "Mood Indigo." Disc: 2: Annie Lennox Discusses Nostalgia, "I Put A Spell On You (live)."


October 27, 2014

Garland VariationsThe Garland Variations
(JSP - 5-CD box set)
Remastered. Songs Garland recorded in the studio on multiple occasions between 1937 and 1962. Produced by John Stedman and compiled by Lawrence Schulman. 115 tracks, including three songs never previously released on CD. Multiple recordings from the Decca, MGM, Capitol and Columbia labels of "Everybody Sing," "(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You," "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart," "It Never Rains But What It Pours," "In Between," "Ten Pins In The Sky," "The Jitterbug," "Over The Rainbow," "Figaro," "I'm Just Wild About Harry," "Swanee," "Embraceable You," "I'm Nobody's Baby," "Buds Won't Bud," "Our Love Affair," "It's a Great Day for The Irish," "A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow," "Danny Boy," "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," "How About You?," "F.D.R. Jones," "For Me and My Gal," "After You've Gone," "I Got Rhythm," "But Not for Me," "Bidin' My Time," "Could You Use Me?," "Boys and Girls Like You and Me," "The Trolley Song," "Meet Me In St. Louis," "Skip to My Lou," "The Boy Next Door," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "It's a Great Big World," "On The Atchison, Topeka and The Santa Fe," "In The Valley (Where The Evening Sun Goes Down)," "March Of The Doagies," "Swing Your Partner Round and Round," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "I Wish I Were In Love Again," "Last Night When We Were Young," "The Man That Got Away," "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (With a Dixie Melody)," "Judy's Olio," "Judy At The Palace," "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe," "Lucky Day," "Come Rain Or Come Shine," "By Myself," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Do It Again," "It Never Was You." Pre-ordering and full track list at Amazon UK.

Peter HollensPeter Hollens
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD)
Debut album from the YouTube a cappella star. Guest artists Jackie Evancho, Lindsey Stirling and Avi Kaplan from Pentatonix. "I See Fire," "Skyrim (Main Theme)," "I Won't Give Up," "Les Miserables Medley," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," "Shenandoah," "She Moved Through the Fair," "Hallelujah," "Our Special Love," "The Parting Glass," "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair," "Ashland's Song," "Misty Mountains."


October 28, 2014

IsabelaBela
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
12-year-old Broadway actress/musician/performer, Isabela Moner (Evita) debut album.

The Director WithinThe Director Within: Storytellers of Stage and Screen
(Weslayan - Hardcover Book)
By Rose Eichenbaum. Aron Hirt-Manheimer, editor. Interviews with Peter Bogdanovich, Julie Taymor, Mel Brooks, Tim Van Patten, Hal Prince, Barry Levinson and others; with Eichenbaum's portrait photographs. 272 pages.

Manilow Dream DuetsMy Dream Duets: Barry Manilow
(Verve - new on CD/mp3/vinyl)
Barry sings with late singers including John Denver, Judy Garland, Dusty Springfield, Louis Armstrong and Whitney Houston. "The Song's Gotta Come From The Heart," Goody Goody," Dream A Little Dream Of Me" (Mama Cass), "I Believe In You And Me" (Whitney Houston," Sunshine On My Shoulders," Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart," Moon River" (Andy Williams," The Look Of Love" (Dusty Springfield), "The Candy Man," I Wanna Be Loved By You" (Marilyn Monroe), "What A Wonderful World / What A Wonderful Life" (Louis Armstrong).


October 31, 2014

Experiencing BernsteinExperiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Kenneth LaFave.


November 4, 2014

Bette MidlerBette Midler: It's The Girls
(Warner Bros - new on CD)
Tribute to girl groups. "Be My Baby," "One Fine Day," "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon," "Baby It's You," "Tell Him," "He's Sure The Boy I Love," "MrSandman," "Come And Get These Memories," "Too Many Fish In The Sea," "Teach Me Tonight," "Waterfalls," "You Can't Hurry Love," "Give Him A Great Big Kiss," "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," "It's the Girl."

Miss SaigonThe Definitive Miss Saigon Live Recording
(First Night/Polydor - new import on 2 CDs/already at iTunes)
Live recording of Claude-Michel Schönberg/Alain Boublil score. 2014 London revival cast. Jon Jon Briones, Rachelle Ann Go, Hugh Maynard, Alistair Brammer, Eva Noblezada, Kwang-Ho, Tamsin Carroll. Disc: 1: "Overture," "The Dance," "Why God Why?," "This Money's Yours," "Sun And Moon," "Asking For Leave," "The Deal," "The Wedding Ceremony," "Thuy's Intervention," "Last Night Of The World," "The Morning Of The Dragon," "I Still Believe," "Coo-Coo Princess," "You Will Not Touch Him," "If You Want To Die In Bed," "Kim & Engineer," "I'd Give My Life For You"; Disc: 2: "Entr'acte -," "Bui Doi," "The Revelation," "What A Waste," "Too Much For One Heart," "Kim's Nightmare," "Sun And Moon (Reprise)," "Room 317," "Maybe," "The Confrontation," "Paper Dragons," "The American Dream," "Little God Of My Heart." Available in the U.K. at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.

HighlightsThe Definitive Miss Saigon Live Recording Highlights
(First Night/Polydor - new import CD/already at iTunes)
Highlights disc of live recording of 2014 London revival cast performing the Claude-Michel Schönberg/Alain Boublil score. Jon Jon Briones, Rachelle Ann Go, Hugh Maynard, Alistair Brammer, Eva Noblezada, Kwang-Ho, Tamsin Carroll.

Geek TheaterGeek Theater: 15 Plays by Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers
(Underwords Press - Paperback Book)
Editors Jen Gunnels and Erin Underwood. 15 science fiction and fantasy stage plays by some of today's top authors and award-winning playwrights. Mission to Mars (Jeanne Beckwith), For the Living (Chie-Hoon Lee), Rapunzel’s Haircut (Cecil Castelucci), Promise of Space (James Patrick Kelly), Consider the Services of the Departed (F. Brett Cox), Zombies of Montrose (James Morrow), Clockwork Comrade (Carlos Hernandez), The Long and the Short of Long Term Memory (Cecil Castelucci), Geek! (Crystal Skillman), Faustfeathers (John Kessel), Thunderbird at the Next World Theatre (Andrea Hairston), Universal Robots (Mac Rogers), DEINDE (August Schulenburg), Hearts Like Fists (Adam Szymkowicz), Dog Act (Liz Duffy Adams). Pre-ordering at underwordspress.com/underwords_book/geek-theater/.

Martin ShortI Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend
(Harper - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook)
Martin Short memoir. 336 pages.

Rosemary Clooney: White ChristmasRosemary Clooney: Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Expanded Edition)
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
From the Columbia album plus a previously unreleased bonus duet between Rosie and Bing on "Silver Bells" pulled from The Bing Crosby for General Electric radio show, and six other bonus tracks from Rosie's appearances on various CBS radio shows (all but one never before released), all remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York. Liner notes by Clooney expert Tom Pickles, with photos. "White Christmas," "Mandy," "Snow," "Gee, I Wish I Was Back in the Army," "Love, You Didn t Do Right by Me," "Sisters (with Betty Clooney)," "The Best Things Happen When You re Dancing," "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Happy Christmas, Little Friend," "Home for the Holidays," "Jingle Bells," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "The Christmas Song," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Silver Bells" (with Bing Crosby).

Mainly on Directing - Arthur LaurentsMainly on Directing: Gypsy, West Side Story, and Other Musicals
(Knopf - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of Arthur Laurents' 2009 book about theater, the art, the artist, the insider, the outsider ... enriched by the author's two loves, love for the theater and love for his partner of fifty-two years, Tom Hatcher, who shared and inspired every aspect of his life and his work. Laurents writes about the musicals he directed (I Can Get It for You Wholesale, Anyone Can Whistle, La Cage aux Folles, Gypsy revival, the new bilingual production of West Side Story) and about the works of other directors. A unique close-up look at today's American musical theater by a man who's been involved for more than five decades. 192 pages.

The RiverThe River
(TCG - Paperback Book)
New play by Jez Butterworth. To premiere on Broadway in October 2014.

Robert Goulet Complete ChristmasRobert Goulet: The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Goulet's two previously out of print Columbia Christmas albums (1963 This Christmas I Spend with You and 1968 Robert Goulet's Wonderful World of Christmas), remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in New York, plus five rare bonus tracks: three rare duets he recorded with his wife Carol Lawrence for a series of albums released by Columbia Special Products for such clients as Goodyear Tire and Beneficial Financial, plus both sides of a promotional-only single he recorded for the Christmas Seals charity. Liner notes by Joe Marchese and photos. "This Christmas I Spend with You," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "December Time," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "The Christmas Song," "Silver Bells," "Winter Wonderland," "White Christmas," "O Holy Night," "Panis Angelicus," "Ave Maria," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Hurry Home for Christmas," "Wonderful World of Christmas," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Christmas Day," "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays," "Sleigh Ride," "Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep," "The Little Drummer Boy," "On This Noel," "He's Gonna Take Away Our Christmas," "The Christmas Waltz," "This Christmas I Spend with You (Mono Single Version)," "White Christmas (Mono Single Version)," "The Christmas Waltz" (with Carol Lawrence), "Angels We Have Heard on High" (with Carol Lawrence), "Carol of the Bells" (with Carol Lawrence).

Scott Alan Greatest HitsScott Alan Greatest Hits: Volume One
(new on CD)
To include a studio recording of the Alan's newest hit and a dance remix featuring Taylor Dayne. "The Distance You Have Come" (Natalie Weiss), "Never Neverland (Fly Away)" (Stephanie J. Block), "It's Good to See You Again" (Marcus Paul James), "Home" (Shoshana Bean), "Blessing" (Rj Helton), "Behind These Walls" (Kerry Ellis), "I'm a Star" (Eden Espinosa), "Kiss The Air" (Oliver Tompsett), "Defective" (Samantha Barks), "Again" (Hadley Fraser), "Watch Me Soar" (Willemijn Verkaik), "Over The Mountains" (Stuart Matthew Price), "And There It Is" (Lisa Brescia), "In This Moment" (Marc Broussard), "Anything Worth Holding on To" (Cynthia Erivo), "Goodnight" (Liz Callaway), "I'm Coming Home to You" (Christina Marie), "I'm Coming Home to You" (Claes Rosen remix; Taylor Dayne), "Taking Back My Life" (Claes Rosen; Jonathan Mendelsohn). Autographed copies available at Dress Circle


Southern Baptist SissiesSouthern Baptist Sissies
(Breaking Glass Pictures - new on DVD)
2013 film based on Del Shores' award-winning play. Emerson Collins, Leslie Jordan, , Matthew Scott Montgomery, Bobbie Eakes and Willam Belli.


November 7, 2014

It Happened on BroadwayIt Happened on Broadway: An Oral History of the Great White Way
(Taylor Trade - Paperback Book)
Paperback reprint of 1998 book by Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer. From World War II through the early 1980s, stories from celebrities, producers, costume designers, critics, sons and daughters of Broadway; Carol Channing, Charles Durning, Hal Prince, Donna McKechnie, Hal Holbrook, Andrea McArdle, Al Hirschfeld, John Rait, John Lahr and more. Stage and backstage photos, caricatures, playbills and posters.

WorzelWorzel Gummidge the Musical
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
1981 original London cast album of Denis King/Keith Waterhouse/Willis Hall score for show based on popular television series; plus Christmas maxi single. First time on CD. Jon Pertwee, Una Stubbs, Geoffrey Bayldon, Lucy Baker. First staged in 1980 at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and transferred to London's Cambridge Theatre in 1981. Full colour eight-page booklet. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Currently pre-ordering at Stage Door Records.


November 10, 2014

From Here to Eternity DVDFrom Here to Eternity
(CineStage/U.K. - NTSC DVD)
Live recording at London's Shaftesbury Avenue Theatre of the new musical play based on the James Jones novel. Cast includes Darius Campbell, Rebecca Thornhill, Siubhan Harrison, Ryan Sampson and Robert Lonsdale. Currently pre-ordering at Amazon UK.


November 11, 2014

Angel Band ProjectThe Angel Band Project: An Evening With Norbert Leo Butz
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Live recording of May 2013 concert for survivors of sexual abuse at Sheldon Hall in St. Louis. "Intro," "Home," "Born Too Late," "Peace," "If These Walls Could Speak," "Hope for Me Yet," "Mary," "Lost in the Stars," "Band Introductions," "Try a Little Tenderness," "Not Even the King," "The Difficult Kind," "Fix You," "Country Roads," "Proud Mary." Proceeds from the album will benefit The Angel Band Project's music therapy program for survivors of sexual violence.

Annie Get Your Gun (The Applause Libretto Library)
(Applause - new Paperback Book)
The original libretto and essays describing the history of the musical's productions.

The Assembled Parties
(TCG - Paperback Book)Play by Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, The Dazzle, Three Days of Rain).

Jersey Boys Blu-rayJersey Boys
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack/DVD+UltraViolet)
2014 film based on the Broadway musical. John Lloyd Young, Christopher Walken, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza. Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Special features: From Broadway to the Big Screen featurette; Too Good to Be True featurette; "Oh, What A Night" To Remember.


November 17, 2014

Annie 2014 soundtrack
(RCA - new on CD)
Soundtrack for new film adaptation of Thomas Meehan/Martin Charnin/Charles Strouse musical. Cast includes Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz.

Ol' Man RiverWho Should Sing 'Ol' Man River'?: The Lives of an American Song
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Todd Decker. Examines how the Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II song has shaped, and been shaped by, the African American experience ... and how it has been reworked in musical genres from pop to jazz, opera to doo wop, rhythm and blues to gospel to reggae.


November 18, 2014

Jimmy DeanCome Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
(new Blu-ray/DVD)
Film version of Ed Graczyk's play. Cher, Karen Black, Sandy Dennis, Kathy Bates, Mark Patton.

Mancini CollectionHenry Mancini: The Soundtrack Collection
(Legacy - 9 CD set)
18 original Mancini soundtrack albums on nine discs plus rare bonus tracks, including a never-before-heard version of "Nothing To Lose" from The Party performed by Julie Andrews. The Pink Panther, , The Return of the Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Charade, Hatari!, Oklahoma Crude, What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, High Time, Experiment In Terror, Darling Lili, Gunn, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, Two for the Road, Arabesque, The Great Race, Me, Natalie, The Party, Visions of Eight.

Kristin Chenoweth Coming HomeKristin Chenoweth: Coming Home
(Concord/10 Spot - new on CD)
Live recording from November 28 PBS special Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home, part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Maybe This Time," "My Coloring Book," "Bring Him Home," "Fathers and Daughters," "Hard Times Come Again No More," "Upon This Rock," "Over the Rainbow," "Popular," "For Good," "Little Sparrow," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "All the Things You Are," "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," "I Was Here." DVD also expected.

Herringbone
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Live recording of Skip Kennon and Ellen Fitzhugh score. BD Wong.

Will EnoTitle and Deed / Oh, the Humanity and other good intentions
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Plays by Will Eno.


November 20, 2014

Judi Dench Behind the ScenesBehind the Scenes
(Weidenfeld & Nicolson - Hardcover Book)
By Dame Judi Dench. Fully updated and expanded edition of her first photograph album Scenes from My Life, published in 2005. Personal take on her life and career, showing her off stage as well as on: in the wings, off sets, in dressing rooms and happily larking about. Illustrated with photographs from her own collections. Introduction by John Miller. 272 pages.

Stephen JosephStephen Joseph: Theatre Pioneer and Provocateur
(Bloomsbury Methuen - Paperback Book)
By Paul Elsam. This radical man brought theatre-in-the-round to Britain, provoked Ayckbourn, Pinter and verbatim theatre creator Peter Cheeseman to write and direct, and democratised theatregoing. Draws on largely unsorted archival material (including letters from Harold Pinter, J. B. Priestley, Peggy Ramsay and others), and on new interviews with figures including Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Trevor Griffiths and Sir Ben Kingsley. Detailed assessment of Joseph’s work and ideas during his lifetime, and summarises his broadly-unrecognised posthumous legacy within contemporary theatre. 224 pages.


November 24, 2014

Billy Elliott LiveBilly Elliot The Musical Blu-ray
(Universal Pictures - new Blu-ray/DVD)
Live recording of West End production. The production stars Matteo Zecca, Mitchell Tobin, Bradley Perret, Elliott Hanna, Ruthie Henshall and Deka Walmsley. 160 minutes. Pre-ordering at Amazon UK.


November 25, 2014

Into the Woods Movie Tie-InInto the Woods (movie tie-in edition)
(TCG - Paperback Book)
168 pages.


November 28, 2014

Paula VogelPaula Vogel (Michigan Modern Dramatists)
(Univ of Michigan Press - Paperback Book)
By Joanna Mansbridge. First book-length study of Vogel and her work ... examines the theories shaping the playwright and her plays, the production and reception of her work, and the aesthetic structure of each play, grounding the work in cultural materialist, feminist and queer theory, and theater and performance studies scholarship. 232 pages.


December 2, 2014

Into the Woods Blu-rayInto the Woods Blu-ray
(Image Entertainment - new Blu-ray/DVD)
Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical. 1991 televised presentation of the (nearly complete) original Broadway cast. Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg, Kim Crosby, Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright, Barbara Bryne, Merle Louise, Chuck Wagner, Pamela Winslow, Philip Hoffman, Lauren Mitchell, Kay McClelland, Edmund Lyndeck, Joy Franz, Cindy Robinson, Maureen Davis.

Ming Cho LeeMing Cho Lee: A Life in Design
(TCG - new Paperback Book)
By Arnold Aronson. Personal and professional history of National Medal of Arts and Tony Award recipient, theatrical designer Lee, chronicling three hundred productions. Aronson spent hundreds of hours interviewing Lee at his legendary New York apartment. The book is both a study of and a conversation with Ming Cho Lee. Each image selected for this book was chosen personally by Lee from thousands of photos, drawings, sketches, renderings and models, all carefully cataloged by Lee's wife and lifelong archivist, Betsy. 336 pages.

Stage KissStage Kiss
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Sarah Ruhl.

Theodore Bikel's Treasury of Yiddish Folk & Theatre Songs
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Remastered from Elektra Records' Theodore Bikel Sings Jewish Folk Songs, More Jewish Folk Songs and Theodore Bikel Sings Yiddish Theatre & Folk Songs. "A Chasene Tants," "Doina," "Beygelach," "Di Grine Kuzine," "A Pintale," "Machatonim," "Shabes Shabes," "Mayn Shtetele Belz," "Hulyet, Hulyet Kinderlach," "Lomir Alle Zingen," "A Zemer," "A Fidler," "Drei Techterlech," "Kinder Yorn," "Dona Dona," "Unter A Kleyn Beymele," "Drei Yingelech," "Az Der Rebbe Zingt," "Der Rebe Elimelech," "Di Younevdike Teyg," "Kum Aher Du Filozof," "Di Mezinke," "Margaritkelech," "Lomir Zich Iberbeten," "A Chazn Oyf Shabes," "Tumbalalayka." Booklet includes the lyrics in phonetic Yiddish with English translations.


December 5, 2014

Blue Collar BroadwayBlue-Collar Broadway: The Craft and Industry of American Theater
(Univ of Pennsylvania Press - Hardcover Book)
By Timothy R. White. The history of craft and industry in American theater, including scenery, costumes, lights, etc. From pre-Broadway years to current day. Includes case studies of Oklahoma! (1943) and Evita (1979), and an exploration of the craftwork of radio, television, and film production around Times Square. 288 pages.

Funny Lady
(Twilight Time - new on Blu-ray)
1975 fictional musical sequel to Funny Girl featuring songs by Kander & Ebb and others. Screenplay by Jay Presson Allen and Arnold Schulman, based on a story by Schulman. Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall and Ben Vereen.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
(Twilight Time - new Blu-ray)
1969 British film based on Muriel Spark's novel (which also inspired the preceding play by Jay Presson Allen). Maggie Smith (Oscar for Best Actress), Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin. Score by Rod McKuen. Directed by Ronald Neame.

Yentl
(Twilight Time - new on Blu-ray)
1983 film featuring Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving. Score by Michel Legrand and Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman.


December 9, 2014

Apple FamilyThe Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Richard Nelson play cycle (That Hopey Changey Thing, (Sweet and Sad, Sorry, Regular Singing). 330 pages.


December 15, 2014

Theatre in PassingTheatre in Passing 2: Searching for New Amsterdam
(Intellect Ltd - Paperback Book)
By (E)lena K. Siemens. Discusses spaces of performance around the world. Indoor theaters, outdoor theatrical spaces and street theater. 216 pages with 100 halftones.


December 16, 2014

Into the Woods Soundtrack
(Disney - new on CD)
Soundtrack for 2014 film version of Sondheim/Lapine musical. Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Meryl Streep, Lucy Punch, Mackenzie Mauzy, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Tracey Ullman, Frances de la Tour, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lilla Crawford, Simon Russell Beale.

Jay Johnson Two and OnlyJay Johnson: The Two & Only!
(Pop Twist - new DVD)
Live recording of 2007 Best Special Theatrical Event. 114 minutes.

Peter Pan Live
(Universal/NBC - new on DVD)
New live production for TV. Music by Jule Styne, Mark Charlap; lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Carolyn Leigh. Based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie. Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle, Kelli O'Hara, Taylor Louderman, Alanna Saunders. To air live on NBC on December 4, 2014.

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.


December 19, 2014

Charles WaltersCharles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance (Screen Classics)
(Univ Press of Kentucky - Hardcover Book)
By Brent Phillips. First full-length biography of the man who staged many iconic musical scenes in films of the golden age. From his days as a featured Broadway performer and protégé of Robert Alton to his successes at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Behind the scenes of many of the studio's most beloved musicals, including Easter Parade, Lili (1953), High Society and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Also, accounts of his associations with Lucille Ball, Joan Crawford, and Gloria Swanson; the director's uncredited work on several films, including Gigi; and his contributions to musical theater and American popular culture. Also considers Walters's personal life and explores how he navigated the industry as an openly gay man. Draws on unpublished oral histories, correspondence, and new interviews. 344 pages.


December 31, 2014

Jacques DemyJacques Demy (French Film Directors)
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Waldron Darren. Addresses many of the key aspects of Demy's cinema, including his associations with the New Wave, his unique approach to musicals, his adaptations of fairytales, his representations of gender and sexuality and his legacy as an iconic director for generations of audiences and filmmakers. 224 pages.

Simon on ScreenNeil Simon on Screen: Adaptations and Original Scripts for Film and Television
(McFarland and Co - Paperback Book)
By Peter Shelley. Catalogue of Simon's screen work with cast and crew information, synopses, release dates, reviews, awards and DVD availability. Notes on each film cover his narrative subjects and themes as well as adaptation, direction and performance.


January 6, 2015

The PartnershipThe Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink
(Nan A. Talese - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Pamela Katz. Tells the story of Brecht and Weill's impulsive, combustible partnership (The Threepenny Opera and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) ... and the three women (Lotte Lenya, Helene Weigel and Elizabeth Hauptmann) whose creative gifts contributed enormously to their masterworks. 480 pages.


January 2015, no release date

Black BroadwayBlack Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way
(Square One Pub - Hardcover Book)
By Stewart F. Lane. "An Illustrated History of African-American Struggles & Triumphs on the Theatrical Stage."

Tiny Kushner: Five One-Act Plays
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Flip Flop Fly!, Terminating or Sonnet LXXV or "Lass Meine Schmerzen Nicht Verloren Sein" or Ambivalence, East Coast Ode to Howard Jarvis: a little teleplay in tiny monologues, Dr. Arnold A. Hutschnecker in Paradise, and Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy.

The VeilThe Veil
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Conor McPherson produced at London's National Theatre in 2011.


February 2, 2015

We'll Have ManhattanWe'll Have Manhattan: The Early Work of Rodgers & Hart (Broadway Legacies)
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Dominic Symonds. Explores the first, formative period of Rodgers and Hart's collaboration and their work from their first meeting in 1919 to the early 1930s as they left the theater to explore sound film. During this time, their output was prodigious, progressive, and experimental. Also covered: the theme of identity that runs throughout Rodgers and Hart's work; how the business side of the theater affected their artistic output; and their continued experimentation with a song's dramatic role within a narrative.


February 3, 2015

Realistic JonesesThe Realistic Joneses
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Broadway play by Will Eno.


April 7, 2015

The Great ParadeThe Great Parade: Broadway's Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book)
By Peter Filichia.


April 14, 2015

What Do I Know?What Do I Know?: People, Politics and the Arts
(Nick Hern Books - Hardcover Book)
Over fifty short pieces written by Richard Eyre (National Theatre) about art and politics, including Arthur Miller recounting the events of the first night of Death of a Salesman and other anecdotes and opinion pieces about involving Alan Bennett, Kate Winslet, Margaret Thatcher, John Mortimer and Marlon Brando; also some on Alzheimer's Disease, his love of climbing, and the relationship between music and sexuality. 288 pages.


April 22, 2015

Cy ColemanYou Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
By Andy Propst. Takes readers into the world and work of Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning composer/performer Cy Coleman: his days as a child prodigy in the 1930s, his time as a hot jazz pianist and early television celebrity in the 1950s, and his life as one of Broadway's preeminent composers. This first-time biography of Coleman has been written with the full cooperation of his estate, and it is filled with previously unknown details about his body of work. Interviews with colleagues and friends, including Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Ken Howard, Michele Lee, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Hal Prince, Chita Rivera, and Tommy Tune, provide insight into Coleman's personality and career. 400 pages.


June 23, 2015

Rise and Fall of Theater GeekThe Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek
(Random House for Young Readers - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Seth Rudetsky. Grade level 7 and up.


No release date set

13 Things About Ed Carpolotti
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording with Penny Fuller.

Al Hirschfeld Biography
(Sarah Crichton Books - new book)
By Ellen Stern. The life of theatre artist Al Hirschfeld. Expected in 2015.

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."

Chess
(new on CD)Remastered concept album of Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Tim Rice score. Per Andersson, to include several bonus tracks. November 2014.

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.

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

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.

Composers' CD (unnamed)
(Harbinger - new on CD)
Featuring Bock and Harnick, Vernon Duke, E.Y. Harburg, Meredith Willson, Stephen Sondheim, Otto Harbach.

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.

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)

Donna McKechnie: Same Place: Another Time
(Jay Records - new on CD)
Live recording from September 18 and 19, 2013, concert performances at London's Angel Studios. Arrangements and music direction by John McDaniel.

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

Ellen Greene: All the Lives of Me
(new on CD)
Recorded in 1973-74 but not released. Songs by Peter Allen and a song from Rachael Lily Rosenbloom and Don't You Ever Forget It, Greene's Broadway debut. Originally produced by Joel Dorn and arranged by Arthur Jenkins Jr.

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

Half a Sixpence
(Harbinger - on CD)
Tommy Steele demo recordings.

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.

Hugh Panaro solo album
(new on CD)

I Got Rhythm: Mickey and Judy's Hollywood
(PS 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.

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; The Landing Vineyard cast for John Kander-Greg Pierce musical with David Hyde Pierce, Julia Murney, Paul Anthony Stewart and Frankie Seratch; People Like Us 2005 NYMF show cast; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers complete studio cast recording; York Theatre's Six Wives

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

John Raitt CD
(Harbinger Records)
Rare recordings from Raitt's personal collection. Produced with the Raitt family. Summer 2011.

Jumbo Original Cast recording
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)


Jumbo
(AEI - on CD)
Radio tracks by stars of Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's Broadway production

The Last Five Years Soundtrack
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan

The Light Princess OLC
(Universal - new on CD)Score by Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson. Musical played London's Lyttelton Theatre in 2013. 2015 release.

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.

The Liaisons Project: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano
(ECM Records - new CD set)
Conceived by concert pianist Anthony de Mare. Commissioning of 36 writers to re-imagine a Stephen Sondheim song as a solo piano piece. Andy Akiho "Into the Woods," Mason Bates "Very Put Together" (after "Putting It Together")," Eve Beglarian "Perpetual Happiness (after "Happiness")," Derek Bermel "Sorry-Grateful," Jherek Bischoff "Ballad of Guiteau," William Bolcom "A Little Night Fughetta" (after "Send in the Clowns/Anyone Can Whistle")," Jason Robert Brown "Birds of Victorian England" (after "Green Finch and Linnet Bird")," Kenji Bunch "The Demon Barber" (after "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd")," Mary Ellen Childs "Now" (Now/Later/Soon")," Michael Daugherty "Everybody’s Got the Right," Peter Golub "A Child" (of "Children and Art)" Ricky Ian Gordon "Every Day a Little Death," Annie Gosfield "A Bowler Hat," Jake Heggie "I'm Excited. No, You’re Not." (after "A Weekend in the Country")," Fred Hersch "No One is Alone," Ethan Iverson "Send in the Clowns," Gabriel Kahane "Being Alive," Phil Kline Paraphrase of "Someone in a Tree," Tania Leon "going… gone" (after "Good Thing Going")," Ricardo Lorenz "The Worst [Empanadas] in London" (after "The Worst Pies in London/A Little Priest")," Wynton Marsalis "That Old Piano Roll," Paul Moravec "I Think About You" (after "Losing My Mind")," Nico Muhly "Color and Light," John Musto "Epiphany," Thomas Newman "Not While I’m Around," David Rakowski "The Ladies Who Lunch," Steve Reich "Finishing the Hat – Two Pianos," Eric Rockwell "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," Daniel Bernard Roumain "Another Hundred People," Frederic Rzewski "I'm Still Here," Rodney Sharman "Notes on Beautiful" (after "Beautiful")," Duncan Sheik "Johanna… in Space," David Shire "Love is In the Air," Bernadette Speach "In and Out of Love" (after "Liaisons/ Send in the Clowns")," Mark-Anthony Turnage "Pretty Women," Nils Vigeland "Alma Mater/Merrily We Roll Along." Producer Judy Sherman. Recording has begun at American Academy of Arts & Letters. Produced by Rachel Colbert. Crowd-source funded.

Speaking of Dreams: Maude Maggart
(new on CD)


Metropolita(i)n
(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.

Milk and Honey Backers Audition
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
With Don Appell giving the entire plot and Jerry Herman accompanying (and singing Molly Picon's songs). May be a two-CD set.

Museum of Modern Art project [untitled]
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
Original recordings of songs by and about the movies written between 1907 and 1923 accompanied by an extensive booklet with four historical essays, many photos of nickleodeons and sheet music covers, the complete lyrics to the 26 songs, and annotations on all the songs.

Napoleon
(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.

Pageantnew Off-Broadway cast
(Jay Records - new on CD/digital)
First recording of the Albert Evans/Bill Russell/Frank Kelly score. Nick Cearley, Nic Cory, Alex Ringler, Marty Thomas, Seth Tucker. Curtis Wiley and John Bolton. A portion of the cost crowd-funding at Indiegogo.

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."

The Secret Life of the Broadway Musical: How Broadway Shows are Built
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux - new book)
Tentative title of book by Jack Viertel on structure and inner workings of Broadway musicals and why some shows succeed and others falter. Winter 2016.

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

Side Show
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Broadway revival cast recording. Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Matthew Hydzik, Robert Joy, David St. Louis. Currently pre-ordering at BroadwayRecords.com. Expected early 2015.

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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Aaron Weinstein: Lucky Day Digital

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters Book

All the Way: A Play Book

American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of 16 Broadway Classics, 1927-1969 Boxed Set Book

American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics, 1927-1949 Book

American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics, 1950-1969 Book

Andrew Lippa Songbook Book

Ann Hampton Callaway - From Sassy To Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project

The Assembled Parties, Becoming Dr. Ruth, A Free Man of Color, Lucky Guy Plays

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical OBC

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical OBC Vinyl

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical: Vocal Selections

The Best American Short Plays 2012-2013 Book

Betty Buckley: Ghostlight

Broadway Musicals, Show-by-Show: Eighth Edition Book

Brownstone - The Musical - Digital

Bullets Over Broadway OBC

The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals Book

The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals

The Complete Recording of Boublil and Schönberg's Miss Saigon

The (Curious Case of The) Watson Intelligence Play/book

David Campbell Sings John Bucchino Import

Diane Schuur: I Remember You (with love to Stan and Frank)

Do-Re-Mi / Here's to My Lady: Bobby Troup

Dracula Blu-ray

Duet: Ian Herman & Sean Harkness Digital

Duo!: The Best Scenes for Mature Actors Book

The Elephant Man

Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice Digital

Fiddler on the Roof: Based on Sholem Aleichem's Stories

The Flick Play/book

Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! new Off Broadway Cast

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Blu-ray

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder OBC

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder: Vocal Selections Book

Gypsy Piccadilly Theatre 1973 Repro Folio Poster

Heathers Original Off-Broadway cast

Hedwig and the Angry Inch OBC

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Broadway Edition Libretto

From Here to Eternity: The Musical OLC

Here Lies Love

Himself and Nora

A History of the American Musical Theatre: No Business Like It Book

Holiday for Swing: Seth MacFarlane

I Like Men: Rebecca Kilgore with the Harry Allen Quartet

If/Then OBC

If/Then Vocal Selections

An Iliad Book

The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation Audiobook

The Innocents Blu-ray

Into the Woods Phoenix Theatre Repro framed folio poster

Is There Life After High School? Digital

Jersey Boys: Music From Motion Picture and Broadway Show

Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters (Musicians in Their Own Words) Book

KE: Kerry Ellis

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill OBC

LIFE The Wizard of Oz: 75 Years Along the Yellow Brick Road Book

Linda (Eder) Live

The Littlest Revue Digital

The London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel Book

Lost Broadway and More, Volume 6: Jerome Kern

Love's Labour's Lost

Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro

Moments Like This: by Joyce Breach with Mike Renzi

Movie Stars Sing!

Nevertheless: The Kalmar and Ruby Songbook

Nick Ziobro: A Lot of Livin' to Do

The Normal Heart Blu-ray

The Odyssey: The Fitzgerald Translation Audiobook

Oliver!: A Dickensian Musical Book

One Night with Janis: Vocal Selections

The Open House Will Eno play

Out of the Lens 2014 Original Edinburgh Cast

Outside Mullingar Play/book

The Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies (Oxford Handbooks)

The Playbill Broadway Yearbook: June 2013 to May 2014: Tenth Annual Edition

Poster Pack: Strictly Hollywood

Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway

The Remix Collection from Here Lies Love

Rocky OBC recording

Rocky: Vocal Selections - Vocal Line with Piano Accompaniment Book

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella 50th Anniversary Edition

Roslyn Kind: Give Me You/This is Roslyn Kind

A Second Chance Original Cast Recording

Shapiro Sisters - Live Out Loud: Live at 54 Below

Sheldon Harnick & Others: Hidden Treasures, 1949-2013

Shepley Metcalf & Ron Roy: Don't Bother to Knock

Show Boat (1936) DVD

Sir Laurence Olivier's Shakespeare Collection DVD set

Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber: The New Musical

South Pacific: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical The Applause Libretto Library

Stage Fright

Stephen Sondheim - 25 Selected Favorites: Songs from 13 Shows and Films Songbook

Sting: The Last Ship DVD

Streisand: Partners

Tamar of the River

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh Book

The Theatre of Caryl Churchill (Critical Companions) Book

This Is Our Youth: Broadway Edition Play/book

On the Town OLC

Tradition!: The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of Fiddler on the Roof, The World's Most Beloved Musical

Trilogy: Chick Corea

Two Boys opera

Vampires! Horror! Three Part Harmony ... Four Part Treachery!

Venice digital

Violet OBC

West Side Story Live with San Francisco Symphony

The Whale / A Bright New Boise Plays/book

The Wizard of Oz FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Life, According to Oz Book

The Wordsmiths: Oscar Hammerstein 2nd and Alan Jay Lerner



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