Schedule of Cast Recordings and Theatre Upcoming Releases

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

The Wiz LiveThe Wiz Live! Original Soundtrack

School of Rock
School of Rock - The Musical

Hardcover Book

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

On Sondheim
On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide

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Act One AudiobookAct One: An Autobiography - Audiobook
(Blackstone Audio, Inc. - new on CD)
Moss Hart memoir in audiobook format. Unabridged. Foreword by Christopher Hart. Read by Jim Meskimen.

China DollChina Doll
(TCG - Paperback Book)
New play by David Mamet, premiering on Broadway October 21. 96 pages.

Cynthia Loves SinatraCynthia Loves Sinatra
(new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Cynthia Crane with Mike Renzi. "When No One Cares / Only the Lonely," "All or Nothing At All," "When Your Lover Has Gone," "Drinking Again," "One for My Baby," "No One Ever Tells You," "The Night We Called It a Day," "Its Easy to Remember," "Hey Look / No Crying." Also available directly from CD Baby. Released 11/1/15.

Essential Liz CallawayThe Essential Liz Callaway
(Working Girl Records - new on CD/mp3)
Includes her definitive recordings plus five new tracks. "Journey to the Past," "What More Do I Need?," "Make Someone Happy/something Wonderful," "Leavin' on a Jet Plane," "Meadowlark," "My Heart Is So Full of You," "You There in the Back Row," "I'll Be Here*," "Once Upon a December," "Since You Stayed Here," "When Hope Goes," "Not a Day Goes By*," "Another Hundred Lyrics" (Lauren Mayer lyrics), "Downtown," "Didn't We/MacArthur Park," "Memory," "Back to Before*," "The Story Goes On."

Duncan SheikLegerdemain: Duncan Sheik
(+180 Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Original material by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening). 16 tracks - iTunes version includes two bonus tracks. Released 10/9/15.

The Musicality of Vincent YoumansThe MUSICality of Youmans
(JAY Records - on CD/at iTunes)
Nancy Anderson, Brent Barrett, Klea Blackhurst, Matt Bogart, Kim Criswell, Sutton Foster, Debbie Gravitte, Beth Leavel, Norm Lewis, Ron Raines, Christiane Noll, Max Von Essen, Karen Ziemba. "Without a Song" (Great Day), "More Than You Know" (Great Day), "Rise and Shine" (Take a Chance), "Sometimes I'm Happy" (A Night Out), "Tea for Two" (No, No, Nanette), "I Want a Man" (Rainbow), "Why, Oh Why?" (Hit the Deck), "Time on My Hands" (Smiles), "Music Makes Me" (Flying Down to Rio), "Where Has My Hubby Gone Blues" (No, No, Nanette), "Flying Down to Rio" (Flying Down to Rio), "Hallelujah" (Hit the Deck), "Tea for Two (Complete Version)" (No, No, Nanette). CD Available at Amazon UK. There is an link, but not available to order at this time.

Pony GirlPony Girl: Loose Cattle
(Low Heat Records - digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Michael Cerveris and singing partner Kimberly Kaye, along with their band Loose Cattle, perform country version of cut song from Fun Home by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron. Band includes Gabriel Caplan (guitars), Alex Harvey (mandolin and guitars), Justin Smith (fiddle), Lorenzo Wolff (bass), and Eddy Zweiback (drums).

Telly Leung SongsSongs for You: Telly Leung
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
"New York State of Mind," "You Gotta Be," "I (Am What I Am) Have Nothing," "Human Nature," "Dreamscape," "Leaving on Jet Plane," "I Just Had to Hear Your Voice," "Second Chances," "(Send Me) on My Way," "Being Alive," "Make Your Own Kind of Music," "A Song for You."

November 25, 2015

Shanice Williams HomeShanice Williams: Home
(Masterworks - digital single on mp3)
"Home" from the original television cast of the Wiz LIVE!.

November 27, 2015

Diana Ross Sings Songs from The Wiz
(Motown Universal - on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Album recorded in 1978 for a 1979 release which was canceled. Remastered and produced by Andrew Skurow, George Solomon and Harry Weinger. Tracks include "Ease on Down the Road," "Wonder Wonder Why," "You Can't Win," "The Feeling We Once Had," "A Brand New Day (Everybody Rejoice)," "Believe in Yourself," "Be a Lion," "Home," and more.

Elaine PaigeElaine Paige: I'm Still Here - Live At The Royal Albert Hall
(Import CD/DVD)
Live concert performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Also available directly from the UK at Amazon UK.

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

His Monkey WifeSandy Wilson's His Monkey Wife OLC + Selections from Aladdin
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
Sandy Wilson's musical adaptation of John Collier's novel "His Monkey Wife (or, Married to a Chimp)" Commissioned by and ran at Hampstead Theatre Club in England in 1971. Original cast includes June Ritchie, Robert Swann and Bridget Armstrong. Also included are selections from Wilson's Aladdin score, commissioned by Lyric Theatre Hammersmith in 1979 with original cast Elisabeth Welch, Christine McKenna, Belinda Lang, Joe Melia and Aubrey Woods.

November (no released date)

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.

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

December 1, 2015

Choreographing CopyrightChoreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition already released)
By Anthea Kraut. Historical and cultural analysis of U.S. dance-makers' investment in intellectual property rights. 336 pages.

Curtain Up: Agatha ChristieCurtain Up: Agatha Christie: A Life in the Theatre
(Harper - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Julius Green. Examines the bestselling mystery writer's career and work as a playwright, published to commemorate her 125th birthday. Analyzes her plays and features excerpts from Agatha Christie’s correspondences, notebooks, and several unpublished and unperformed scripts quoted from for the first time. 624 pages.

The TempestJoseph Summer: The Tempest
(Albany Records - new on 2 CDs)
Chamber opera version of Shakespeare's The Tempest, composed by Joseph Summer (founder and executive director of The Shakespeare Concerts) with a libretto by Eve Summer.

December 4, 2015

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

Irving Berlin This Is the LifeIrving Berlin - This Is the Life
(New World Records - on CD)
Highlights Berlin's songs for vaudeville, revue, and the Broadway stage, including some rediscovered scores from Berlin's first musical Watch Your Step (1914). All selections are performed from rare historic orchestrations prepared by Irving Berlin's own staff arrangers and orchestrators. Includes an extensive booklet. "Overture" (Watch Your Step), "Finale to Act II (Opera Medley)" (Watch Your Step), "That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune," "The International Rag," "You'd Be Surprised," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Everybody's Doin' It Now," "Play a Simple Melody," "I Love a Piano," "The Girls of My Dreams," "Smile and Show Your Dimple," "Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning!," "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody," "When I Leave the World Behind," "Home Again Blues," "Tell Me, Little Gypsy," "Nobody Knows (and Nobody Seems to Care)," "Say It With Music," "This Is The Life!," My Melody Dream," "When I Lost You."

School of RockSchool of Rock - The Musical OBC
(Warner Bros - new on CD/mp3/iTunes/2-LP vinyl)
Original 2015 Broadway cast recording, featuring Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess. Twelve original songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, and three songs from the 2003 film. Produced by Rob Cavallo and Lloyd Weber.

Beautiful MonsterSky-Pony: Beautiful Monster
(Knitting Factory - new on CD/mp3)
Lauren Worsham, her husband Kyle Jarrow, Kevin Wunderlich, drummer Perry Silver, bassist Eric Day, cellist David Blasher, and backup singers Jessi Suzuki, Lizzie O'Hara and Kristin Piacentile. "The Watcher," "Regret It In The Morning," "Beautiful Monster," "Rapture," "Doctor," "Action Movie," "Seems So Strange," "Steal Tonight," "Vampire," "Run Away," "Everyone Will Die."

December 8, 2015

Penguin Miller Collected PlaysThe Penguin Arthur Miller: Collected Plays
(Penguin Classics - Hardcover Book Set)
Hardcover edition set published to celebrate the centennial of Miller's birth. Includes The Man Who Had All the Luck, All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, An Enemy of the People, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, The Price, The Creation of the World and Other Business, The Archbishop’s Ceiling, The American Clock, Playing for Time, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Last Yankee, Broken Glass, Mr. Peters’ Connections, and Resurrection Blues. 1312 pages.

December 11, 2015

Lady in the VanLady in the Van
(Sony - new on CD)
Soundtrack from 2015 film based on Alan Bennett play (directed by Nicholas Hytner and featuring Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper, James Corden and Jim Broadbent). Original music composed by George Fenton and classical pieces featured in the movie. "Miss Shepherd’s Waltz," "Moving in," "Two Women – Tango," "Re-parking," "In Care," "The Neighbours," "Special Paint," "Collision and Confession," "Piano Concerto No 1 – Extract," "The New Van," "Broadstairs," "Impromptu in Gb Major- Extract," "Curtain Down," "Alive and Well," "Freewheeling," "The Day Centre," "A Sepulchre," "Remembering Miss Shepherd," "Walk through the Cemetery," "The Ascension (Miss Shepherd’s Waltz)," "Impromptu in Gb Major D.899, No.3, Op 90 – Clare Hammond," "Piano Concerto No 1 in E Minor, Op.11, 2Romance (Larghetto)," "Piano Concerto No 1 in E Minor, Op.11, 3Rondo."

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

The Wiz LiveThe Wiz Live! Original Soundtrack Digital
(Sony Masterworks/Broadway Records - digital album)
Soundtrack recording from 2015 "The Wiz Live" televised live musical. Cast includes Shanice Williams, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common, Stephanie Mills. "Prologue," "The Feeling We Once Had," "Tornado," "He's the Wizard," "Soon As I Get Home," "You Can't Win," "Ease On Down the Road," "Slide Some Oil to Me," "I'm a Mean Ole Lion," "Be a Lion," "So You Wanted to See the Wizard," "What Would I Do If I Could Feel," "We Got It," "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News," "A Brand New Day," "Y'All Got It," "Believe in Yourself," "Home." New material by Harvey Fierstein. Music producer Harvey Mason Jr. Music Director Stephen Oremus. CD to be released December 18.

December 15, 2015

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

Melissa ErricoMelissa Errico: What About Today? Live at 54 BELOW
(Broadway Records - new on DVD)
Live footage from her opening night cabaret performance of "What About Today?" at Feinstein's 54 Below. 15-song collection includes 11 tracks which Melissa has never recorded before, including the strong title track by David Shire. 64 minutes.

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

December 17, 2015

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

December 18, 2015

Be More ChillBe More Chill
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Joe Iconis score. Book by Joe Tracz and is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini. Two River Theater (NJ) cast. Will Connolly, Eric William Morris, Stephanie Hsu, Jake Boyd, Gerard Canonico, Katlyn Carlson, Katie Ladner, Lauren Marcus, George Salazar, and Paul Whitty. "Jeremy's Theme (Instrumental)," "More Than Survive," "I Love Play Rehearsal," "The Squip Song," "Two-Player Game," "The Squip Enters," "Be More Chill Part 1," "Do You Wanna Ride?," "Be More Chill Part 2," "More Than Survive (Reprise)," "A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into," "The Squip Lurks (Instrumental)," "Upgrade," "Halloween," "Do You Wanna Hang?," "Michael In The Bathroom," "The Smartphone Hour (Rich Set A Fire)," "The Pitiful Children," "The Pants Song," "The Play," "Voices In My Head." The six-piece orchestra includes Nathan Dame (Conductor and Keyboard), Danny Jonokuchi (Trumpet), Dan McMillan (Drums/Percussion), Josh Plotner (Reeds), Mike Rosengarten (Guitar) and Amanda Ruzza (Bass). Previously released digitally on mp3 and at iTunes.

Daddy Long LegsDaddy Long Legs Off-Broadway cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Paul Gordon score. Megan McGinnis and Paul Alexander Nolan. Produced by Kurt Deutsch and Brad Haak. "The Oldest Orphan In the John Grier Home," "Who Is This Man?," "Mr. Girl Hater," "She Thinks I'm Old," "Like Other Girls," "Things I Didn't Know," "What Does She Mean by Love?," "I'm a Beast," "When Shall We Meet?," "The Color of Your Eyes," "The Secret of Happiness," "My Manhattan," "Less," "The Man I'll Never Be," "The Secret of Happiness (Reprise)," "Graduation Day," "Charity," "I Have Torn You from My Heart," "I'm a Beast (Reprise)," "All This Time." Released earlier at iTunes

The Wiz LiveThe Wiz Live! Original Soundtrack
(Sony Masterworks/Broadway Records - on CD)
Soundtrack recording from 2015 "The Wiz Live" televised live musical. Cast includes Shanice Williams, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common, Stephanie Mills. "Prologue," "The Feeling We Once Had," "Tornado," "He's the Wizard," "Soon As I Get Home," "You Can't Win," "Ease On Down the Road," "Slide Some Oil to Me," "I'm a Mean Ole Lion," "Be a Lion," "So You Wanted to See the Wizard," "What Would I Do If I Could Feel," "We Got It," "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News," "A Brand New Day," "Y'All Got It," "Believe in Yourself," "Home." New material by Harvey Fierstein. Music producer Harvey Mason Jr. Music Director Stephen Oremus. Also pre-ordering at Broadway Records.

December 22, 2015

The Wiz Live DVDThe Wiz Live! DVD
(Universal Studios - new on DVD)
NBC live musical. Cast includes Shanice Williams, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common, Stephanie Mills, and Cirque du Soleil. New material by Harvey Fierstein. Choreographer Fatima Robinson. Executive Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Music Director Stephen Oremus. 121 minutes.

December 28, 2015

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

December 29, 2015

Book of GraceThe Book of Grace
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Suzan-Lori Parks. 112 pages.

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

December 31, 2015

American Songbook Tin Pan AlleyThe American Song Book: The Tin Pan Alley Era
(Oxford Univ Press - new Hardcover/Paperback Book)
By Philip Furia and Laurie J. Patterson. First in a projected five-volume series of books that will reprint original sheet music, including covers, of songs that constitute the enduring standards of Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, and other lyricists and composers of what has been called the "Golden Age" of American popular music. The authors place these songs in historical context with essays about the sheet-music publishing industry known as Tin Pan Alley, the emergence of American musical comedy on Broadway, and the "talkie" revolution that made possible the Hollywood musical. They also provide biographical sketches of songwriters, performers, and impresarios and analyze the lyrical and musical artistry of each song and relate anecdotes about how the songs were created. 256 pages.

January 8, 2016

PreludesPreludes cast recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Details to be confirmed: Dave Malloy score. Possibly Lincoln Center original cast recording.

January 15, 2016

Six Day HurricaneJohnny Gallagher: Six Day Hurricane
(Rockwood Music Hall Recordings - new on CD)
Deubt album by John Gallagher, Jr. "Bessie I Don't Blame You," "Sarasota Someone," "Dead for a Year," "Two Fists Full," "Dangerous Strangers," "Why Oh Why Am I This Way?," "One Flower Short," "Imagine If," "Those Wild Woods." Recorded in Greenpoint, Brooklyn Conrad Korsch on bass, Brian Delaney on drums, Gallagher on guitar with Thad DeBrock on guitar, piano, organ and pedal steel. "Two Fists Full" single now available on Soundcloud.

Hairspray Vinyl
(Masterworks - new vinyl album)
OBC recording on vinyl.

January 26, 2016

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
(Andrews McKeel Publishing - Hardcover Book)
"The definitive, authorized story of the development, design, and construction of Kansas City's Kauffman Performing Arts Center (KCPA), acclaimed as one of the fifteen greatest performance halls in the world (and one of only two in the United States). With a Foreword by His Royal Highness Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales." 192 pages.

January 31, 2016

Al PacinoAl Pacino: In Films and on Stage, 2D Ed
(McFarland & Company - Paperback Book)
By William Schoell. In its second edition, this book critically reevaluates his many onscreen and onstage roles.

August WilsonAugust Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle: Critical Perspectives on the Plays
(McFarland and Co - Paperback Book)
Sandra G. Shannon (Editor). Collection of new essays explores the development of the author's ethos across his twenty-year creative career. 277 pages.

January 2016 (no release date)

Amazing Grace OBC
(DMI - new on CD)
Broadway cast recording of Christopher Smith score. Tom Hewitt, Erin Mackey, Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. "Prologue," "Truly Alive," "Auction," "Someone Who Hears," "Yema's Song," "Voices Of The Angels," "We Are Determined," "Never," "Shadows of Innocence," "Expectations," "The Battle/The Drowning," "African Welcome Song," "Sing on High," "Tell Me Why," "A Chance for Me," "Nowhere Left to Run," "Daybreak," "I Still Believe," "Testimony," "I Will Remember," "Nothing There To Love," "Amazing Grace." Produced by Frank Filipetti. Recorded November 2, 2015.

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

Rothschild & Sons original cast recording
(JAY Records - new on CD)
2015 York Theatre cast. Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick score for "an intimate one-act reimagining of The Rothschilds." Robert Cuccioli, Glory Crampton, Peter Cormican, Jonathan Hadley, David Bryant Johnson, Christine LaDuca, Jamie LaVerdiere, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Mark Pinter, Curtis Wiley and Christopher M. Williams. Orchestrations by Joseph Church. Produced by John Yap. Executive producers John Yap and Arnold Mittelman

February 2, 2016

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

February 5, 2016

Alan Cumming SingsAlan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs - Live At The Cafe Carlyle
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)

Nancy LaMott Sings David ZippelNancy Lamott Sings David Zippel
(Midder Music - new on CD/mp3)
From live and in the studio performances by the late Nancy Lamott. Marvin Hamlisch and Cy Coleman accompany on their own songs. Intro, "You Can Always Count on Me," "Another Mr. Right," Intro to "In Someone Else's Arms," "In Someone Else's Arms," Outro to "In Someone Else's Arms," Intro to "Let Go," "Let Go Life's Ambition (I Was Born to Be a Slide Trombone)," "Lost and Found," "I'll Be There for Him," "Camel's Blues," "Loud Is Good," "How Can I Win?," "Lullaby," "In Someone Else's Arms (Pop Demo)," "Let Go," "Why Don't We Run Away," "With Every Breath I Take," "(Christmas) Stay with Me," "Just in Time for Christmas." Liner notes by David Zippel tell you the history of each song.

A New BrainA New Brain Encores! cast
(P.S. Classics - new on 2 CDs)
Summer of 2015 Encores! version of musical with score by William Finn. Jonathan Groff, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer and Aaron Lazar. 95-minute, through-composed show recorded in its entirety for the first time, in a deluxe two-disc set.

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

February 9, 2016

Marie AntoinetteMarie Antoinette
(TCG - Paperback Books)
Play by David Adjmi. Premiered in co-production between American Repertory Theater and Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012. 96 pages

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

March 15, 2016

Booty Candy
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Robert O'Hara. 96 pages.

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

April 12, 2016

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

July 12, 2016

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

May 1, 2017

Sondheim The Man Who Changed Musical TheaterSondheim: The Man Who Changed Musical Theater
(Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Susan Goldman Rubin. 192 pages.

No release date set

Allegiance OBC recording
To be recorded January 2016 for private label release.

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

First Daughter Suite
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of Michael John LaChiusa score; premiered in 2015 at the Public Theater. Alison Fraser, Rachel Bay Jones, Caissie Levy, Theresa McCarthy, Betsy Morgan, Isabel Santiago, Carly Tamer, Mary Testa and Barbara Walsh.

Harbinger upcoming releases: Stacy Sullivan tribute to Marian McPartland Better Than a Dream; Mark Murphy album accompanied by Sprios Exaras; material from Eubie Blake; download only demos of Hugh Martin and Sheldon Harnick; Steve Ross' back catalog for download; Cy Coleman's Barnum album where he plays the score (and maybe more); remastered Maxine Sullivan Sings Great Songs from the Cotton Club by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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