Schedule of Cast Recordings and Theatre Upcoming Releases


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

The Golden Apple Studio Album

Wolf Hall on PBSMasterpiece: Wolf Hall DVD set

Into the Woods BluInto the Woods Blu-ray

MusicalsWarner Musical Collection
Blu-ray

On the Town Revival On the Town 2014 revival cast

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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August WilsonAugust Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand (American Masters)
(PBS - new on DVD)
Life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 October 2, 2005). Contributors include Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Phylicia Rashad, and family, friends, colleagues, and scholars. Release may be delayed. Currently available for free streaming at PBS.org.

Broadway LafayetteBroadway - Lafayette (Ravel, Lasser, Gershwin)
(Sony Classical - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein celebrates the time-honored transatlantic link between France and America through three different composers Maurice Ravel, George Gershwin and Philip Lasser. "Piano Concerto in G Major: I. Allegramente," "Piano Concerto in G Major: II. Adagio assai," "Piano Concerto in G Major: III. Presto," "The Circle and the Child - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: I. Poco Allegro," "The Circle and the Child - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: II. Chorale and Child," "The Circle and the Child - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: III. Circles," "Rhapsody in Blue."

Maxine LinehanMaxine Linehan: Beautiful Songs - Digital
(new on mp3/at iTunes)
Musical theatre actress-singer. "Walk Through The World," "Love Can't Happen," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "There Won't Be Trumpets / It's a Quiet Thing," "I Love Paris," "Hyme Á L'amour," "I Think of You," "Sway," "God Only Knows / What'll I Do?," "One," "Danny Boy," "End of the World," "Never Never Land."

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.

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.

Side ShowSide Show Broadway revival cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
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).

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.

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 2015 (no release date)

Rockin' MidsummerA Rockin' Midsummer Night's Dream (World Premiere Recording)
Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs)
2 CD set with special edition photo booklet from the 2014 world premiere production. Marla Mindelle (Cinderella), Clarke Thorell (Hairspray), Saum Eskandani (Disaster!), joined by several dozen children and teen performers from Newtown, CT. Features a new rock score by Eric Svejcar with lyrics by William Shakespeare, Eric Svejcar and Michael Unger. Pre-ordering now at Broadway Records - order there and you will receive a digital copy as a free gift prior to the CD release.


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 2, 2015

Hugh MaynardHugh Maynard: Something Inside So Strong
(new on CD)
Debut solo album by West End performer (Miss Saigon). "Something Inside So Strong," "Let's Get It On," "Bring Him Home," "You're the Voice," "Kiss from a Rose," "I Who Have Nothing," "When a Man Loves a Woman," "Get Here," "Creep," "Back at One," "Bui Doi," "Love Is On the Way." Pre-ordering at Dress Circle.


March 3, 2015

Tennessee Williams Follies of GodFollies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog
(Knopf - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
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.

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

John Owen-JonesJohn Owen-Jones: Rise
(new import CD)
Welsh musical theatre actor and singer (Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera). "Rise Like a Phoenix," "Corner of the Sky," "Kiss the Air," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "Bui Doi," "For Good," "Bread of Heaven," "How Great Thou Art," "You Are So Beautiful ," "Motherless Child," "Falling Slowly," "O Holy Night," "Anthem Fawr Y Nos ," "Adre'n Ol."

The Memory ShowThe Memory Show
(Yellow Sound Label - new digital)
Cast recording of Transport Group show featuring Leslie Kritzer and Catherine Cox. Score by Zach Redler and Sara Cooper. Album produced by Michael Croiter.

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 PeggyLee.com, 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.

The Sound Of Music Anniversary Soundtrack: Vinyl/Hybrid SACD - DSD
(Analog Spark - new on 2-LP vinyl/vinyl-SACD)
Newly remastered and expanded two disc version on 180-gram vinyl. And original 16-track RCA Victor soundtrack album on 180-gram vinyl and super audio CD (SACD)


March 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.


March 17, 2015

AnnieAnnie
(Blu-ray+DVD/DVD)
2014 musical film. Charles Strouse/Martin Charnin score. Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz. Special Features: director's commentary; The Making-of Annie; "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile Music" video. Blu-ray Exclusives: bloopers; "Something Was Missing" deleted song with Jamie Foxx; sing-alongs; new featurettes It's a Hard Knock Camp, Fun with Sandy the Dog, A Day on Set with Quvenzhané, & Moonquake Lake On Set!; "Tomorrow Around the World"; photo gallery; trivia track.

GalavantGalavant
(Hollywood Records - new on CD-R)
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. Released on mp3
and iTunes earlier.

How I Did ItHow I Did It: Establishing a Playwriting Career
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Lawrence Harbison (Samuel French, editor). From interviews with successful playwrights who have developed relationships with theaters that regularly produce their plays, have had at least one major New York production, have their plays published by a licensor, have received commissions, and have an agent. Harbison asks each of them the same question: How did you do it? Interviews with Bruce Norris, Lynn Nottage, J. T. Rogers, Stephen Belber, Adam Bock, John Cariani, Rinne Groff, Sheila Callaghan, Cori Thomas, Rajiv Joseph, Greg Kotis, Gina Gionfriddo, Itamar Moses, Eric Coble, Jessica Dickey, Lloyd Suh, Sharr White, Kirsten Greenidge, David Auburn, and Bekah Brunstetter, and an introduction by Theresa Rebeck. 256 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. Disc One: "The Star-Spangled Banner," "I Feel Like I’m Not Out of Bed Yet," "New York, New York," "Gabey’s Comin’," "Presentation of Miss Turnstiles," "Come Up to My Place," "Carried Away," "Carried Away (Encore)," "Chase Music," "Lonely Town," "High School Girls," "Lonely Town Pas de Deux," "Lonely Town Choral," "Carnegie Hall Pavane," "I Understand," "I Can Cook Too," "I Can Cook Too (Encore)," "Lucky to Be Me," "Times Square Ballet." Disc Two: "Overture," "So Long, Baby," "I Wish I Was Dead," "Conga Cabana," "I Wish I Was Dead (Spanish)," "Ya Got Me," "Ya Got Me (Encore)," "Slam Bang Blues," "I Understand (Pitkin’s Song)," "Subway Ride & Imaginary Coney Island," "The Great Lover Displays Himself," "Pas de Deux," "Some Other Time," "The Real Coney Island," "Finale," "Exit Music." Recorded 11/3/14. Produced by Robert Sher. Early shipping if ordered directly from www.psclassics.com.


March 24, 2015

Fortress of SolitudeThe 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.

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. Bonus features expected to include: Streep Sings "She'll Be Back" (4:35); There's Something About the Woods; The Cast as Good as Gold (9:42); Deeper Into the Woods – From Stage to Screen (8:10); The Magic of the Woods (7:03); esigning of the Woods (6:48); The Costumes of the Woods (6:35); "Meryl Climbs" (:21), "Witch Riser" (:46), "Sneakers" (:12); "Jack and the Bean Stalk Rehearsal" (1:30); "Bird Attack" (:19); Into the Woods audio commentary with director Rob Marshall and producer John Deluca. Release date may change.


March 31, 2015

Billie Holiday CentennialBillie Holiday: The Centennial Collection
(Sony Legacy - new on CD)
Newly curated anthology of recordings released 1935-1945, to commemorate Holiday's 100th birthday. "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "These Foolish Things," "Summertime," "Billie's Blues," "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm," "Why Was I Born?," "I Must Have That Man," "I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)," "Mean To Me," "When a Woman Loves a Man," "You Go To My Head," "The Very Thought of You," "I Can't Get Started," "Them There Eyes," "All of Me," "God Bless the Child," "Gloomy Sunday," "Strange Fruit," "Fine And Mellow," "Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)."

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


April 7, 2015

All That GlitteredAll That Glittered: The Golden Age of Drama on Broadway, 1919-1959
(St. Martin's Press - Kindle Edition)
Ethan Mordden's 2007 book, previously available in Hardcover.

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.

Cassandra WilsonCassandra Wilson: Coming Forth By Day
(Sony Legacy - new on CD/mp3/2-LP vinyl)
Musical homage to Billie Holiday. "Don't Explain," "Billie s Blues," "Crazy He Calls Me," "You Go to My Head," "All Of Me," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Good Morning Heartache," "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "These Foolish Things," "Strange Fruit," "I'll Be Seeing You," "Last Song (For Lester).

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.

Jack the RipperJack The Ripper OLC
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
Original London cast recording of Ron Pember/Denis De Marne score. Previously unreleased, and digitally remastered from the master tapes. Terese Stevens, Eleanor McCready, Roy Stone, Charles West, Linda Rusby, Elaine Holland, Peter Spraggon, Christine Edmonds, Charles West. "Saturday Night," "Sing, Sing," "Generally Nice," "God Bless Us," "Goodbye Day," "What A Life - The Gang, The Girls," "Love," "Ripper's Going To Get You," "Charlie And Queenie," "Half A Dozen Pints," "There's A Boat Coming In," "Look At Them," "Suspects," "Policeman's Chorus," "Step Across The River," "Montage," "Saturday Night (Reprise)."

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 14, 2015

Bryden & ClarkBryden & Clark: Lives in the Theatre
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
By British director Bill Bryden and photographer Nobby Clark. Memories of some of the twentieth century's biggest stars, including Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Laurence Olivier, and Helen Mirren, accompanied by previously unseen photographs. 112 pages.

Chance Issue 4Chance Magazine: Issue 4: Unbound
(Magazine)
Chance is a photography magazine and serialized art book that looks at the world through the lens of theater and design; and produces an original photo shoot of nearly every production they cover. Issue 4 theme "new spaces mean new ideas, and the reactivation of theatre as a literary contact sport": Kathryn Hamilton's Sister Sylvester; the Comedie-Française and Virginie Gervaise; The Chekhov Project at Lake Lucille; Rita Ryack's Casa Valentina; Tim Etchells' and Hugo Glendinning's Empty Stages; James Thompson's work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Sandrine Philippe's stage-ready couture; design legend Eugene Lee's library; the Toneelgroep's scenographer Jan Versweyveld and video designer Tal Yarden; Hugh Hardy's new buildings for LCT3 and TFANA; Kristen Robinson's broken space for Nora; and Jeff Hinchee's paper theatre kit. 232 pages.

BJ Ward Double FeatureDouble Feature: Love Songs From the Movies
(LML Music - new on CD)
Collection of rare and well known love songs from the movies. Singer B.J. Ward and jazz pianist Donn Trenner.

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.

Stormy Weather soundtrack
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Soundtrack for 1943 Twentieth Century Fox film musical. Lena Horne, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Cab Calloway, "Fats" Waller, Ada Brown, Dooley Wilson, The Nicholas Brothers, Babe Wallace, Mae Johnson, Katherine Dunham, and others. Includes all the songs (full length as recorded), all the incidental music (save for one seven-second bit of scoring for which an overlay couldn't be found), previously found additional material, plus four more songs that were recorded for but not used in the film. CD 1 contains the complete film soundtrack, around 78 minutes. CD 2 contains all the bonus material. The sound is excellent mono. Limited release of 1,000 copies. Order at Kritzerland.com.

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.

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.


April 28, 2015

Eydie Gorme: An American Treasure
(Real Gone Music / GL Music - new 3-CD set)
Steve Lawrence has put together this set on their own GL Music label. The first disc, The Hits, presents Eydie's most famous recordings; disc two, Steve's favorites; disc three, recently discovered, completely unreleased 1960s album session. Also, personal liner notes by Lawrence. Disc 1: "What Did I Have That I Don't Have," "Everytime We Say Goodbye," "But Not for Me," "If He Walked into My Life," "How About Me," "What I Did for Love," "The Man I Love," "As Long as He Needs Me," "Send in the Clowns," "My Funny Valentine," "Blame It on the Bossa Nova," "Yes, My Darling Daughter," Disc 2: "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You," "Don't Go to Strangers," "Hello Young Lovers," "God Bless the Child," "I Remember You," "The Friendliest Thing," "Round Midnight," "Always True to You in My Fashion," "I Wish You Love," "After You've Gone," "What's Good About Goodbye," "Softly As I Leave You," Disc 3: "Some of These Days," "Lover Man," "I Got Rhythm," "With a Song in My Heart," "Hey There," "A Tisket A Tasket," "Body and Soul," "More than You Know," "Jim," "Over the Rainbow." All of GL's proceeds go to benefit The Lawrence Foundation.

Wolf Hall on PBSMasterpiece: Wolf Hall
(PBS - new on 3 DVDs)
Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis star in the six-hour miniseries adapted from Hilary Mantel's fictionalised biography documenting the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell "Wolf Hall" and its sequel "Bring Up the Bodies." With Claire Foy, Bernard Hill, Anton Lesser, Mark Gatiss, Joanne Whalley, Katherine of Aragon, and Jonathan Pryce. To air Sundays, April 5 - May 10, 2015. 360 minutes.


May 1, 2015

KahnMadeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life
(Univ Press of Mississippi - Hardcover Book)
By William V. Madison. Examines Kahn's career and her personal life. Drawing on new interviews with family, friends, and such colleagues as Bill Cosby, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett, Gene Wilder, Harold Prince, and Eileen Brennan, as well as archival press and private writings. 336 pages.


May 5, 2015

Best Monologues Vaolume 3Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays, Volume Three (The Applause Acting Series)
(Applause - Paperback Book)
William W. Demastes, editor.

Dancing on the EdgeDancing on the Edge [Blu-ray]
(PBS - new Blu-ray)
2013 British television drama written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff and produced by the BBC. About a black jazz band in London in the early 1930s. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Angel Coulby, John Goodman, Anthony Head, Jacqueline Bisset. 300 minutes.

Frank Sinatra 5 Film CollectionFrank Sinatra 5-Film Collection Blu-ray
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-ray)
As a set, or available individually: Anchors Aweigh, On The Town, Guys and Dolls, Ocean's 11, and Robin And The 7 Hoods.


May 19, 2015

The Golden Apple
(P.S. Classics - new on 2 CDs)
First-ever full-length cast album featuring nearly 90 minutes of previously unrecorded material. John Latouche / Jerome Moross score (1954). Includes the 135-minute sung-through musical in its entirety. Produced by Tommy Krasker. Susanna Moross Tarjan, executive producer. Orchestra of 38 plays the original Moross / Hershy Kay orchestrations. 43-member Lyric Stage (Irving, TX) cast recorded live at the last four performances in 2014. "Overture," "Nothing Ever Happens in Angel's Roost," "Angel's Roost Has Its Situation," "Mother Hare's Seance," "My Love Is on the Way," "The Heroes Come Home," "It Was a Glad Adventure," "Come Along Boys," "It's the Going Home Together," "Mother Hare's Prophecy," "Good Is a Word That Fools Believe," "It's the Going Home Together (Continuation)," "Helen Is Always Willing," "The Arrival of Paris," "Let's Pay a Visit," "The Picnic Table," "Mother Hare's Return," "An Impartial Judge," "The Judgment of Paris," "If You Select My Angel Food," "I'll Teach You," "The Loveliest Things in Life," "It's a Fraud," "Paris Visits Helen," "Lazy Afternoon," "The Departure for Rhododendron." Featuring nearly 90 minutes of previously unrecorded music and the complete libretto. Currently available for pre-order at PSClassics.com at the price of $15.95.

Misia
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
Studio album of score featuring lyrics by Barry Singer and music by Vernon Duke, with more than 25 never-before-heard Duke melodies, a number of less-well-known classical compositions, and one full-length Duke ballet originally written for the Ballet Russes. The show's plot centers on Misia Sert, legendary muse and patroness of fin de siecle Paris, the subject of many paintings by a number of extraordinary artists, including Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard, each of whom appears as a character in the show. Studio cast includes Marin Mazzie, Bobby Steggert, Jonathan Freeman, Marc Kudisch, Jason Danieley, Lauren Worsham, Telly Leung, Philip Chaffin, Stephen DeRosa, Eddie Korbich, Darcy Dunn and Graham Rowat. "Prelude," "Well, How Nice!," "Carnaval," "Painted, Promised Land," "You Will Know Me," "Arrange Everything," "Coronation," "What I Do," "How I Love to Kick the Can-Can," "Agreement," "My Heart and I," "No Talent at All," "Nijinsky Dance," "To Bed," "Nursery," "Bow Your Head," "Eros and Art," "A Child," "Washerwoman's Ball," "Lies," "We Could Never Kick the Can-Can," "My Gifts." Music direction by Scott Dunn. All-new orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Produced by Tommy Krasker. Currently available for pre-order at PSClassics.com.


May 22, 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."


June 5, 2015

Ziegfeld and His FolliesZiegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer
(Univ Press of Kentucky - Hardcover Book)
By Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson. The life and legacy of the great theatre producer. Sources include previously unpublished letters to his second wife, Billie Burke and to his daughter Patricia. Illustrated with over seventy-five images. 600 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.


July 14, 2015

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


September 8, 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. Available earlier in the UK at Amazon UK and Dress Circle
.


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."

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

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.

Fly by NightFly By Night
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast; premiered in 2014 at Playwrights Horizons. Written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick, Kim Rosenstock. Allison Case, Adam Chanler-Berat, Peter Friedman, Michael McCormick, Patti Murin, Bryce Ryness, Henry Stram.

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)


Jumbo
(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)


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.

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. Recorded at Abbey Road's Studio Two. Produced by John Yap. Executive producer Paula Marie Black. Expected spring 2015.

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.




-- Sound Advice Staff

Additional information provided by
Max O. Preeo


Selected Recently Released (CDs, unless otherwise noted):
(see complete list of recent releases).

Anthony Newley Sings The Good Old Bad Old Days

Bette Midler in Divine Madness: A National Treasure Chest DVD-R

Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater Book

Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way Book

Classical Broadway: Music by Cy Coleman, John Kander, Harvey Schmidt and Charles Strouse

The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals Book

Croon: Todd Murray

Deep in My Heart

The Divine Julie Andrews: Our Fair Lady

Galavant Digital Album

Gay Purr-ee DVD-R

Hole in the Head Blu-ray

Home Street Home: Original Songs from the Shit Musical

Into the Woods Soundtrack: Instrumental songs version

Jamie Cullum: Interlude

King of Burlesque DVD

Kiss Me Stupid Blu-ray

Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home DVD

The Last Five Years Soundtrack

Lucky Me DVD-R

Memphis the Musical OLC

Neil Simon on Screen: Adaptations and Original Scripts for Film and Television Book

Small Engine Repair play/book

The 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 Book

Stage Kiss Book

Steve Tyrell: That Lovin' Feeling

Strange Magic Soundtrack

Walt Disney Records Legacy Collection: Pinocchio

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



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