Schedule of Cast Recordings and Theatre Upcoming Releases

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

Complete Book of 1940s Broadway MusicalsThe Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals Book

Last Five Years soundtrackThe Last Five Years Soundtrack

Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies: The Stage AdapationWolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies: The Stage Adaptation Book

Sound of Music FAQThe Sound of Music FAQ: All Thats Left to Know about Maria, the von Trapps, and Our Favorite Things (FAQ Series) Book

Into the Woods BluInto the Woods Blu-ray

MusicalsWarner Musical Collection

Side ShowSide Show Broadway revival cast

On the Town Revival On the Town 2014 revival cast

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

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

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Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the TheaterBeautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater
(City Lights Foundation Books - Paperback Book)
By Casey Perloff (playwright, theater director, professor and Artistic Director of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco). Her personal and professional journey, how theater gets made, from a behind-the-scenes perspective, including accounts of working experiences with well-known actors, directors, and writers, including Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Robert Wilson, David Strathairn, and Olympia Dukakis. 232 pages.

GalavantGalavant Digital
(Hollywood Records - new on mp3/iTunes)
Songs by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. Joshua Sasse, Mallory Jensen, Timothy Omundson. "Galavant," "She'll Be Mine," "Maybe You're Not the Worst Thing Ever," "Oy! What a Knight" (Faith Prince), "Jackass in a Can," "Togetherness," "Comedy Gold," "Lords of the Sea" (Hugh Bonneville), "No One But You," "Hey, Hey, We re the Monks" (Weird Al Yankovic), "If I Could Share My Life With You," "A Day in Richard's Life" (Ricky Gervais), "Love Is Strange," "Goodnight My Friend." Produced by Michael Kosarin, Christopher Lennertz and Alan Menken. CD was announced for February, but is currently listed with a false date. (It's possible this album will be digital only).

Hole in the HeadHole in the Head Blu-ray
(Olive Films - new Blu-ray)
1959 comedy film directed by Frank Capra. Adapted by Arnold Schulman from his own (1957 Broadway) play. Frank Sinatra, Eddie Hodges, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Keenan Wynn, Carolyn Jones, Thelma Ritter, Dub Taylor, Ruby Dandridge, Joi Lansing. Score by Nelson Riddle. In color, 120 minutes.

InterludeJamie Cullum: Interlude
(Blue Note - new on CD/mp3/iTunes/Vinyl)
From the American songbook along with a couple modern surprises. U.S. version includes three bonus tracks. "Interlude," "Don't You Know," "The Seer's Tower," "Walkin'," "Good Morning Heartache" (with Laura Mvula), "Sack O' Woe," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (with Gregory Porter), "My One And Only Love," "Lovesick Blues," "Losing You," "Out Of This World," "Make Someone Happy," "Come And Get Me," "Lullaby Of The Leaves," "Come Rain Or Come Shine."

Memphis OLCMemphis the Musical OLC Digital
(First Night - mp3)
Original London cast recording of David Bryan/Joe DiPietro score. Killian Donnelly, Beverley Knight, Rolan Bell, Tyrone Huntley, Claire Machin, Jason Pennycooke and Mark Roper. "Underground," "The Music Of My Soul," "Scratch My Itch," "Ain’t Nothin’ But A Kiss," "That’s Not Possible," "Everybody Wants To Be Black On A Saturday Night," "Make Me Stronger," "Colored Woman," "Someday," "She’s My Sister," "Radio," "Say A Prayer," "Crazy Little Huey," "Big Love," "Love Will Stand When All Else Falls," "Stand Up," "Change Don’t Come Easy," "Tear Down The House," "Memphis Lives In Me," "Steal Your Rock ‘N’ Roll," "Memphis Lives In Me" (bonus track). Recorded December 2014. CD to be released 2/17/15.

February 3, 2015

Good Old Bad Old DaysAnthony Newley Sings The Good Old Bad Old Days
(Stage Door Records - new import CD/at iTunes)
Songs from Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse musical which ran for 309 performances at London's Prince of Wales Theatre in 1971-72. Featuring several songs that were later cut from the final West End production. Previously unreleased recordings restored from Newley's own private archive. "The Good Old Bad Old Days," "The Fool Who Dared to Dream," "The Wisdom of the World," "A Cotton Pickin' Moon," "We've Got a Cure For Everything on Broadway," "And Women Must Wait," "Today," "Tomorrow," "Yesterday," "Thanksgiving Day," "I Do Not Love You," "The Good Things in Life," "The People Tree," "It's a Musical World," "The Wisdom of the World" (Alternate Version), "Hell of a Night," "It's a Funny Old World," "Mustn't Grumble Can't Complain," "What's the Matter God?" (Live), "Mister Sniffles" (Bonus Track). Also in the UK at Dress Circle

Classical BroadwayClassical Broadway: Music by Cy Coleman, John Kander, Harvey Schmidt and Charles Strouse
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Remastered album originally released on Bay Cities in 1992 and out of print for over twenty years. At the time of the recording, all these pieces were world premiere recordings and they remain the only commercial recordings of these pieces. For Cy Coleman: New York Sketches, three delightful Gershwinesque preludes for piano. For John Kander: settings of Three Poems by Lucile Adler. For Harvey Schmidt: Monteargentario: Seven Dances for Solo Piano. For Charles Strouse: String Quartet No. 1 and Sonata for Two Pianos. Featuring soprano Carol Vaness, pianists Seth Rudetsky, Scot Woolley, Emily Witt, Warren Jones and Harvey Schmidt, and the Korngold Quartet. Produced by Bruce Kimmel, with liner notes by award-winning journalist Jon Burlingame. Limited edition of 1,000. Pre-ordering at for early February shipping.

Divine Julie AndrewsThe Divine Julie Andrews: Our Fair Lady
(Memory Lane - 3-disc import set)
Disc one: "So In Love," "Cheek To Cheek," "It Might As Well Be Spring," "Come To Me, Bend To Me," "Falling In Love With Love," "I'm Old Fashioned," "My Ship," "He Loves And She Loves," "Pedro The Fisherman," "Matelot," "We'll Gather Lilacs," "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible! It's Possible!," "Ten Minutes Ago," "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful," "When You're Driving Through The Moonlight," "A Lovely Night," "Julie Andrews & Bing Crosby - Sad Is The Life Of A Sailor's Wife," "When You're In Love," "Julie Andrews & Bing Crosby - Once Upon A Long Ago"; Disc two: "London Pride," "The Lass With A Delicate Air," "If My Songs Were Only Winged," "The Floral Dance," "As I Went A-Roaming," "Where'er You Walk," "To A Wild Rose," "The Kerry Dance," "Little Old Lady," "Canterbury Fair," "These Precious Things," "You're A Builder Upper," "Tally Ho!," "Songs Of Fun And Nonsense," "The Animal World," "Bedtime Songs And Lullabies"; Disc three: "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?," "Just You Wait," "The Rain In Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Show Me," "Without You," "The Boy Friend," "I Could Be Happy With You," "A Room In Bloomsbury," "Poor Little Pierrette," "Finale," "Lak Jeem," "Indian Love Call," "Pretty Things," "Finale, Act I," "Finaletto, Act II," "Minuet Of The Minute," "Door Of My Dreams," "Finale Ultimo."

Coming Home DVDKristin Chenoweth: Coming Home
(Concord - new on DVD)
Live performance at the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Premiered on PBS in November 2014. Includes the PBS, track list: Opening," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Goin’ to the Dance With You, " "My Coloring Book, " "Bring Him Home, " "Maybe This Time, " "Fathers and Daughters, " "Upon This Rock," "Over the Rainbow," "Popular," "For Good, " "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "All the Things You Are," "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," "I Was Here." plus bonuses: behind the scenes, "Hard Times Come Again No More," "Little Sparrow," "Heart of the Matter," "I Will Always Love You," "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and a "My Father's Day video."

Shakespeare Uncovered 2Shakespeare Uncovered: The Stories Behind the Bard's Greatest Plays, Series 2
(PBS Direct - new DVD)
The series continues with Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman, Romeo and Juliet with Joseph Fiennes, Othello with David Harewood, A Midsummer Night's Dream with Hugh Bonneville, Antony and Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall, King Lear with Christopher Plummer - to explore and reveal the world and works of William Shakespeare and the impact they have today. To air on PBS from 1/30/15. 360 minutes.

February 10, 2015

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

Home Street HomeHome Street Home: Original Songs from the Shit Musical
(Fat Wreck Records - new on CD/vinyl)
Concept album in advance of the theatrical production. Tells a story of survival and love among runaway teenagers living on the streets. All music written by Fat Mike and performed by NOFX and members of Descendents, Lagwagon, No Use for a Name, Alkaline Trio, Mad Caddies, Frank Turner, The Living End, Old Man Markley, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Dropkick Murphys, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Dance Hall Crashers, The Aggrolites, Limp, The Real McKenzies, Mariachi El Bronx, R.K.L. and Hedwig & the Angry Inch. All Lyrics written by Fat Mike. Additional Lyrics by Soma Snakeoil and Jeff Marx. "Monsters," "Three String Guitar," "Urban Campers," "Fecal Alcohol Syndrome," "Three Against Me," "High Achievers," "Gutter Tarts," "Bad Decision," "Missing Child," "I’m Suicide," "Let’s Get Hurt," "Safe Words," "Another Bad Decision," "Seeping Beauty (Reprise)," "Bearly Legal," "Because I Want To," "Life… Oh What a Drag," "The Agony of Victory." To be presented at ZSpace Theatre/San Francisco directed by Richard Israel.

Last Five Years soundtrackThe Last Five Years Soundtrack
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Jason Robert Brown score. Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan (also listed in the cast are Sherie Rene Scott and Betsy Wolfe). "Still Hurting," "Shiksa Goddess," "See I'm Smiling," "Moving Too Fast," "A Part of That," "The Schmuel Song," "A Summer in Ohio," "The Next Ten Minutes," "A Miracle Would Happen / When You Come Home to Me," "Climbing Uphill," "If I Didn't Believe in You," "I Can Do Better Than That," "Nobody Needs to Know," "Goodbye Until Tomorrow / I Could Never Rescue You." Album produced by Kurt Deutsch, Lawrence Manchester and Richard LaGravenese, executive produced by Steve Norman, Lauren Versel and Janet Brenner, with new orchestrations by Jason Robert Brown.

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

Steve TyrellSteve Tyrell: That Lovin' Feeling
(Concord Records - new on CD)
Based on Café Carlyle show. "Stand By Me," "Up On The Roof," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (with Bill Medley), "Jazzman" (with Dave Koz on sax), "Laughter in the Rain" (with Neil Sedaka), "Rock and Roll Lullaby" (with B.J. Thomas), and "On Broadway" (with Barry Mann), "Good, Good Lovin'" ( with Judith Hill).

(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Adaptation by Neil LaBute of Georg Büchner's play.

February 15, 2015

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.

February 16, 2015

Complete Book of 1940s Broadway MusicalsThe Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Dan Dietz (The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals). Examines examines every musical and revue that opened on Broadway during the 1940s - every hit and flop, revivals and one-man and one-woman shows. Each entry contains: Opening and closing dates; plot summary; cast members; number of performances; names of all important personnel, including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors; musical numbers and the names of performers who introduced the songs; production data, including information about tryouts; source material; critical commentary; details about london and other foreign productions.

February 17, 2015

Kiss Me StupidKiss Me Stupid Blu-ray
(Olive Films - new Blu-ray)
1964 Billy Wilder film based on Anna Bonacci's play L'Ora della Fantasia (The Dazzling Hour). Dean Martin, Kim Novak, and Ray Walston. Songs "Sophia," "I'm a Poached Egg," and "All the Livelong Day" by Ira Gershwin, using some of George Gershwin's unpublished melodies, and music by André Previn.

Memphis OLCMemphis the Musical OLC
(First Night - new import CD/digital)
Original London cast recording of David Bryan/Joe DiPietro score. Killian Donnelly, Beverley Knight, Rolan Bell, Tyrone Huntley, Claire Machin, Jason Pennycooke and Mark Roper. "Underground," "The Music Of My Soul," "Scratch My Itch," "Ain’t Nothin’ But A Kiss," "That’s Not Possible," "Everybody Wants To Be Black On A Saturday Night," "Make Me Stronger," "Colored Woman," "Someday," "She’s My Sister," "Radio," "Say A Prayer," "Crazy Little Huey," "Big Love," "Love Will Stand When All Else Falls," "Stand Up," "Change Don’t Come Easy," "Tear Down The House," "Memphis Lives In Me," "Steal Your Rock ‘N’ Roll," "Memphis Lives In Me" (bonus track). Recorded December 2014. Digital version released 1/26/15.

February 20, 2015

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." Foreword by Kenny Leon.

February 24, 2015

The Night They Raided Minsky'sThe Night They Raided Minsky's (Sometimes Being a Nice Girl Is Too Much to Bare)
(Olive Films - new Blu-ray)
1968 musical comedy film. Directed by William Friedkin, written by Arnold Schulman, Sidney Michaels and Norman Lear from novel by Rowland Barber. Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom, and Bert Lahr. Songs by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams. 99 minutes.

Side ShowSide Show Broadway revival cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Broadway revival cast recording. Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Matthew Hydzik, Robert Joy, David St. Louis. "Come Look at the Freaks," "I'm Daisy, I'm Violet," "Like Everyone Else," "Very Well-Connected," "What Brought Him Here?," "The Devil You Know," "A Private Exclusive Show," "Typical Girls Next Door," "You Should Thank Me Every Day," "Cut Them Apart," "All in the Mind," "Come See a New Land," "Feelings You've Got To Hide," "Say Goodbye to the Sideshow," "Ready to Play," "The Interview," "Buddy Kissed Me," "Who Will Love Me As I Am?," "Stuck With You/Leave Me Alone," "Private Conversation," "One Plus One Equals Three," "You Should Be Loved," "Great Wedding Show," "I Will Never Leave You," "Finale," "Side Show" (Bonus Track, cut song). Also available at Broadway Records at a special price.

Sound of Music StoryThe Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing Von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book)
By Tom Santopietro. "Fan book with all the inside dope from behind the scenes stories of the filming in Austria and Hollywood to new interviews with Johannes von Trapp and others." The real life story of Maria von Trapp, the success of the Broadway musical, the story of the near cancellation of the film ... a historian’s critical analysis of the careers of director Robert Wise and screenwriter Ernest Lehman, a look at the critical controversy which greeted the movie, the film's relationship to the turbulent 1960s, and the super stardom which engulfed Julie Andrews. 336 pages.

Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies: The Stage AdapationWolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies: The Stage Adaptation
(Picador - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Mike Poulton's two-part stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel's acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies. Includes substantial set of notes by Hilary Mantel on each of the principal characters, offering a unique insight into the plays and an invaluable resource to any theater companies wishing to stage them. 272 pages.

February 25, 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.

March 1, 2015

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.

March 3, 2015

Tennessee Williams Follies of GodFollies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog
(Knopf - Hardcover Book)
By James Grissom. "... almost magically makes clear how Tennessee Williams wrote; how he came to his visions of Amanda Wingfield, his Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski, Alma Winemiller, Lady Torrance, and the other characters of his plays ... from the inside, the almost impossible—revealing the heart and soul of artistic inspiration and the unwitting collaboration between playwright and actress, playwright and director." 416 pages.

On the Town Revival On the Town 2014 revival cast
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs)
Score by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Leonard Bernstein. 30-member cast, led by Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves, Megan Fairchild, Elizabeth Stanley and Alysha Umphress; and 28-piece orchestra. Recorded 11/3/14. Produced by Robert Sher. Early shipping if ordered directly from

Remembering CatsRemembering Cats The Musical
(Motif - new import CD)
Stars of the West End perform songs from Cats. "The Old Gumbie Cat" (Peter Skellern), "Grizabella the Glamour Cat" (Stephanie Lawrence), "Old Deuteronomy" (Paul Jones), "Memory" (Fiona Hendley), "Gus the Theatre Cat" (Paul Jones), "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat" (John Dulieu), "Macavity the Mystery Cat" (Stephanie Lawrence), "Mr Mistoffelees" (Paul Jones), "Memory (Reprise)" (Fiona Hendley), "Suite" (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).

Remembering Joseph ...Remembering Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
(Motif - new import CD)
Stars of the West End perform songs from Joseph.... "Prologue" (The West End Orchestra and Singers), "Any Dream Will Do," "Jacob and Sons," "Joseph's Coat," "Joseph's Dreams," "One More Angel in Heaven," "Potiphar," "Close Every Door" (Dave Willets), "Go, Go, Go Joseph," "Pharaoh Story" (The West End Orchestra and Singers), "Poor, Poor Pharaoh," "Song of the King," "Those Canaan Days," "The Brothers Come to Egypt/Grovel, Grovel" (The West End Orchestra and Singers), "Benjamin Calypso," "Any Dream Will Do (Reprise), "Joseph's Megamix" (The West End Orchestra and Singers), "Suite" (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).

Sound of Music CompanionThe Sound of Music Companion
(Universe - Hardcover Book)
Republishing of Laurence Masion's 2007 book, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the film version, now with a foreword by Julie Andrews. From the previous listing: Includes the entire libretto and 150 color photos and stills from the original film, the original Broadway and upcoming West End productions, and the now world-famous Sing-a-long-a Sound of Musics. Also, images from the U.K. reality TV series, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria, whose winner will be Maria in the first casting of the new London production. 192 pages.

MusicalsWarner Musical Collection on Blu-ray
(Warner - new Blu-rays w/ 3D versions on 4 discs)
Four musicals on Blu-ray: First time on Blu-ray for Kiss Me, Kate (3D version included), The Band Wagon, Calamity Jane, plus Singin' in the Rain. Also being released individually: Kiss Me, Kate, The Band Wagon and Calamity Jane. Set includes collectible art cards.

March 10, 2015

2014 musical film. Charles Strouse/Martin Charnin score. Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz.

Brief Guide to the Sound of MusicA Brief Guide to the Sound of Music
(Running Press - Paperback book)
By Paul Simpson. Tells the real story of the Von Trapps, and explores the stage show, the differences that were incorporated into the fictionalization of the tale, and how that story was brought to the big screen. 228 pages.

Peggy Lee Lost RadioPeggy Lee: At Last, the Lost Radio Recordings
(Real Gone Music - new on 2 CDs)
Songs Peggy never recorded commercially, ranging from popular standards to novelty numbers to songs popularized her peers, with musical direction by Sonny Burke in Los Angeles and Russ Case in New York. Most haven't been heard since they were originally broadcast. Licensed directly from the Peggy Lee estate, with remastering by Mike Milchner at SonicVision "Let's Get Away From It All," "I ll See You In My Dreams," "A Most Unusual Day," "Cry," "Night & Day," "It Takes Two To Tango," "Solitaire," "Did Anyone Call?," "Please Mr. Sun," "The Wheel of Fortune," "Ev'ry Time," "Somewhere Along The Way," "And So To Sleep Again," "Undecided," "Everything Happens To Me," "A Kiss To Build A Dream On," "That Great Come And Get It Day," "My Darling, My Darling," "Just One More Chance," "Since My Love Has Gone," "Jump Through The Ring," "I Got Rhythm," "Pretty Eyed Baby," "Ol Buttermilk Sky," "Oh Look At Me Now," "When I Fall In Love," "Come What May," "Johnny One-Note," "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)," "Come On-A My House," "Here In My Heart," "Danny Boy," "Half As Much," "Go, Go, Go," "I'll Never Smile Again," "Once In Awhile," "Trust In Me," "Blacksmith Blues," "Domino," "Heigh Ho (It s Off to Work We Go)," "Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be," "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," "Skylark." Booklet includes rarely-seen photos, and liner notes by David Torrensen, long-time editor of, her official website.

Perry Como Live on TourPerry Como Live on Tour
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
CD debut reissue of live album recorded in Chicago in 1980. "Overture: Till the End of Time/Round and Round/Catch a Falling Star/Prisoner of Love/Temptation/Hot Diggity Dog (Dog Ziggity Boom)/It's Impossible," "Where or When," "Beautiful Noise," "You Needed Me," "Temptation," "Bing Crosby Medley: Blue Skies/But Beautiful/Dear Hearts and Gentle People/Sweet Leilani/Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive/Swingin on a Star/Pennies from Heaven;/Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra/White Christmas/In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," "If I Could Almost Read Your Mind," "Perry Como Medley: Till the End of Time/Catch a Falling Star/Round and Round/Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes," "You ll Never Walk Alone," "You Are Never Far Away from Me (Theme)," "Oh Marie," "It Could Happen to You," "And I Love Him So," "It s Impossible," "Send in the Clowns." Includes some extended bits of crowd interaction. Nick Perito provides the accompaniment, and Ray Charles directs the choir and provided the arrangements. Liner notes by Matthew Long and photos from the Sony archive featuring images taken on this very tour. Remastering by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in New York.

Sound of Music 50th Anniversary SoundtrackThe Sound of Music Soundtrack (50th Anniversary Edition)
(Legacy - new on CD)
Soundtrack from the 1965 film. Rodgers & Hammerstein score. Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr. Remastered and expanded to feature previously unreleased score cues and all vocal performances for the first time in one release. Booklet includes new introductory notes from Julie Andrews and Ted Chapin, rare photos and illustrations from the film, and liner notes by Laurence Malson. "Prelude" and "The Sound Of Music," "Overture / Praeludium / Dixit Dominus / Morning Hymn / Alleluia," "Maria," "I Have Confidence," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "My Favorite Things / Salzburg Montage," "Do-Re-Mi," "The Sound of Music," "The Lonely Goatherd," "Edelweiss," "Grand Waltz," "Laendler," "So Long, Farewell," "Processional Waltz," "Goodbye Maria / How Can Love/Survive Waltz," "Edelweiss Waltz," "Entr'acte," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things" (reprise), "Something Good," "Processional" and "Maria" (The Wedding), "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" (reprise), "Do-Re-Mi" (reprise), "Edelweiss" (reprise), "So Long, Farewell" (reprise), "Nuns" and "Nazis / Escape / Climb Ev'ry Mountain" (reprise) / Finale *," "End Titles."

Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Blu-raySound of Music 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray
(Fox - new on 5 discs)
Special release of 1965 film. Rodgers & Hammerstein score. Blu-ray Disc 1: feature film remastered in 1080p hi-def with 7.1 DTS-HD sound; Your Favorite Things: An Interactive Celebration — all-new immersive viewing experience with behind-the-scenes images, on-screen lyrics, trivia track and location quiz; music machine sing-along; audio commentaries with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Director Robert Wise. Blu-ray Disc 2: Musical Stages: Creating The Sound of Music - all-new interactive "Backlot Tour" with in-depth featurettes on the songs, the stage show and movie, the film and sound restoration and the real-life von Trapp family; A City of Song — virtual map of filming locations in Salzburg, Austria; vintage Rodgers & Hammerstein and The Sound of Music programs; screen tests, rare treasures, interviews, photo galleries and more. Blu-ray Disc 3: new hour-long documentary The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg. DVD Disc 4: feature film in standard definition; newly remastered picture and sound; optional sing-along track; music machine sing-along; The Sound of Music Tour – a living story. Disc 5: exclusive 50th anniversary soundtrack (featuring a selection of international performances of SOM musical favorites); DHD. Single DVD release coming the same day with feature film in standard definition; newly remastered picture and sound; optional sing-along track; music machine sing-along; The Sound of Music Tour – a living story.

Sound of Music FAQThe Sound of Music FAQ: All Thats Left to Know about Maria, the von Trapps, and Our Favorite Things (FAQ Series)
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Barry Monush. Comprehensive, encyclopedia-like reference focusing on the the 1965 Oscar-winning film in relation to its source, including the true von Trapp family story and the Broadway musical from which it was derived. 400 pages.

March 17, 2015

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

March 24, 2015

Into the Woods BluInto the Woods Blu-ray
(Walt Disney Studios - new Blu-ray/DVD set/single DVD)
2014 film version of Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical. Anna Kendrick, Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Tracey Ullman, Lilla Crawford, Meryl Streep, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding, Johnny Depp, Billy Magnussen, Mackenzie Mauzy, Chris Pine, Frances de la Tour.

March 31, 2015

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.

April 2, 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. Currently pre-ordering at Amazon UK and Dress Circle

April 7, 2015

Doris Day EssentialDoris Day: The Essential Collection
(Warner Home Video - new on DVD)
Romance on the High Seas, My Dream Is Yours, It's a Great Feeling, Tea for Two, Lullaby of Broadway, On Moonlight Bay, April in Paris, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Calamity Jane, Lucky Me, Love Me or Leave Me, The Pajama Game, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Billy Rose's Jumbo, The Glass Bottom Boat.

Fetch Clay, Make Man
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Will Power.

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

A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Lucas Hnath. Presented at Soho Rep in 2013.

April 11, 2015

Violet songbookViolet: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
12 vocal selections from the 2014 Broadway production starring Sutton Foster. "All to Pieces," "Bring Me to Light," "Hard to Say Goodbye," "Last Time I Came to Memphis," "Lay down Your Head," "Let It Sing," "Look at Me," "On My Way," "Promise Me, Violet," "Surprised," "That's What I Could Do," "You're Different."

April 14, 2015

Sondheim CollectionStephen Sondheim Collection
(Image Entertainment - new 6-disc DVD set)
[verifying] Into The Woods: 1990 televised version with 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; Company: 2011 Avery Fisher Hall concert with Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Stephen Colbert, Jim Walton, Jon Cryer, Craig Bierko, Katie Finneran, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Lazar, Jill Paice, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Chryssie Whitehead; Sunday In The Park With George: 1986 televised version with Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters; Follies in Concert: 1985 Avery Fisher Hall concert with Barbara Cook, George Hear, Mandy Patinkin, Lee Remick, Carol Burnett, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Liliane Montevecchi, Elaine Stritch, Phyllis Newman, Jim Walton, Howard McGillin, Liz Callaway, Daisy Prince; Sweeney Todd: In Concert: 2001 concert with the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Rob Fisher and George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, John Aler, Stanford Olsen, Victoria Clark, Lisa Vroman and Timothy Nole; Sondheim: The Birthday: 2010 Avery Fisher Hall concert, Great Performances telecast, with host David Hyde Pierce, Paul Gemignani conducting, Laura Benanti , Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jenn Colella, Jason Danieley, Joanna Gleason, Nathan Gunn, George Hearn, Blaine Hoven, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald and others.

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.

May 5, 2015

Frank Sinatra Collection Blu-ray
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-ray)
As a set, or available individually: Anchors Aweigh, On The Town, Robin And The 7 Hoods.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Fortress of Solitude
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Original cast album. Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. "Superman," "One I Remember," "Time Keeps Changing," "Grab Something," "White Boy," "Ballad of Barrett Rude, Sr.," "Painting," "This Little World," "Take Me To The Bridge," "High High High School/Fuck You Up/I'm Busy Now," "Act 2 Prologue," "If I Had Known Then," "Bothered Blue," "Take It Baby," "Who's Calling Me?," "Something," "Back on the Block," "Ballad of Mingus Rude," "Sidekick," "Superman (Reprise)," "The Gift," "Middle Spaces." Recorded 11/18-19.

(Hollywood Records - new on CD)
Songs by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. Joshua Sasse, Mallory Jensen, Timothy Omundson. "Galavant," "She'll Be Mine," "Maybe You're Not the Worst Thing Ever," "Oy! What a Knight" (Faith Prince), "Jackass in a Can," "Togetherness," "Comedy Gold," "Lords of the Sea" (Hugh Bonneville), "No One But You," "Hey, Hey, We re the Monks" (Weird Al Yankovic), "If I Could Share My Life With You," "A Day in Richard's Life" (Ricky Gervais), "Love Is Strange," "Goodnight My Friend." Produced by Michael Kosarin, Christopher Lennertz and Alan Menken. Relesed on mp3
and iTunes earlier.

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.

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; 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)

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

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)

(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.

(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.

Pageant new 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.

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 Scottsboro Boys OLC
(JAY Records - new on CD)
Kander & Ebb score. West End transfer cast includes Brandon Victor Dixon, Colman Domingo, Forrest McClendon and James T. Lane. Also in the cast are British actors Julian Glover, Dawn Hope, Dex Lee, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Richard Pitt, Emile Ruddock and Carl Spencer. To be recorded in December at Abbey Road's Studio Two. Produced by John Yap. Executive producer Paula Marie Black.

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.

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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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

Andrea Martin's Lady Parts Book

Anatevka - Fiddler on the Roof

Anika Larsen: Sing You To Sleep

Annie 2014 soundtrack

The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country Plays

The Assembled Parties Greenberg play

Blue-Collar Broadway: The Craft and Industry of American Theater

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

Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance (Screen Classics)

Cole Porter in Hollywood: The John Wilson Orchestra

The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals Book

The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals

Ethel Waters Live On The Air

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

The Garland Variations

George M. Cohan: In His Own Words

The George M. Cohan Revue Digital

The Godspell Experience: Inside a Transformative Musical Book

Have Faith: Mary Testa and Michael Starobin


Honeymoon in Vegas OBC

Hopelessly Hollywood: My Dreamland Diary, from Small Town Extra to Musical Theatre King for a Day Book

Into the Woods Deluxe Soundtrack

Into the Woods Movie Vocal Selections Songbook

It Happened on Broadway: An Oral History of the Great White Way Book

I've Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz

Judi Dench: Behind the Scenes Book

Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home

The Last Ship OBC

Metropolitan Klezmer: Mazel Means Good Luck

Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design Book

The Money ShotLaBute play

Movie Stars Sing!

The Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies (Oxford Handbooks)

The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the BrinkBook

Peter Pan Accompaniment CD

Peter Pan Live! DVD

Peter Pan Live! DVD DVD + CD Soundtrack Gift Set

Peter Pan Live! (Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event)

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

Presenting Fanny Brice: The Original Funny Girl Digital

The River Book

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical The Applause Libretto Library

The Route to Happiness London Studio Cast - Digital

Sandy Bainum - It Might Be Fun

Seth's Broadway Diary, Volume 1

Sondheim: Jazz Play-Along Volume 183 Songbook w/ CD

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

Skidoo Blu-ray

The Songs of Goldrich and Heisler Songbook

Streisand: In the Camera Eye Book

Tamra Hayden: Love Is... Digital

Theodore Bikel's Treasury of Yiddish Folk & Theatre Songs

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

The Untold Stories of Broadway: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters - Volume 2 Book

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