Schedule of Cast Recordings and Theatre Upcoming Releases

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

Chess RemasteredChess Remastered Deluxe Edition 3 Disc Import

Honeymoon in VegasHoneymoon in Vegas OBC recording

Side ShowSide Show Broadway revival cast

The Last ShipThe Last Ship OBC

On the Town Revival On the Town 2014 revival cast

Into the Woods SoundtrackInto the Woods Deluxe Soundtrack

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

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

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

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

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

Updated 11/20/14

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Annie SoundtrackAnnie 2014 soundtrack
(RCA - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Soundtrack for new film adaptation of Thomas Meehan/Martin Charnin/Charles Strouse musical. Cast includes Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz. "Overture" (Cast), "Maybe" (Quvenzhané Wallis, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Nicolette Pierini, Eden Duncan-Smith & Amanda Troya), "It's The Hard-Knock Life" (Quvenzhané Wallis, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Nicolette Pierini, Eden Duncan-Smith & Amanda Troya), "Tomorrow" (Quvenzhané Wallis), "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here" (Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne & Stephanie Kurtzuba), "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" (Sia), "Moonquake Lake" (Sia & Beck), "Little Girls" (Cameron Diaz), "The City's Yours" (Jamie Foxx & Quvenzhané Wallis), "Opportunity" (Quvenzhané Wallis), "Easy Street" (Cameron Diaz & Bobby Cannavale), "Who Am I?" (Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz & Quvenzhané Wallis), "I Don't Need Anything But You" (Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis & Rose Byrne), "Tomorrow (Reprise)" (Cast), "Opportunity" (Sia Version). Version sold by Target stores has bonus tracks "Something Was Missing" and "Cut To the Chase."

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

Carnival of AnimalsCarnival of the Animals
(Fanfare Cincinnati - new on CD/iTunes)
93rd Cincinnati Pops album. Title track by Camille Saint-Saens with a new orchestration by Cincinnati Pops conductor John Morris Russell. Also features the world premiere recording of Waiting for Wings, a musical adaptation of Lois Ehlerts childrens book composed by Jason Robert Brown and Georgia Stitt. "Tuning up," "Carnival of the Animals: I. Introduction and Royal March of the Lion," "Clucks and Cock-a-Doodles," "Carnival of the Animals: II. Hens and Cockerels," "Carnival of the Animals: VI. Kangaroos," "A Trumpeting Trunk," "Carnival of the Animals: V. Elephants," "Carnival of the Animals: VII. Aquarium," "Hee-Haw," "Carnival of the Animals: III. The Donkeys of the Wild," "A Feathered Philharmonic," "Carnival of the Animals: X. Aviary," "Carnival of the Animals: XII. Fossils," "Carnival of the Animals: XIII. The Swan," "Roar!," "Carnival of the Animals: Grand Finale," "Baah-Baah Bacchanale," "Shepherd's Hey," "Divertimento for Orchestra: V. Turkey Trot," "Waiting for Wings Overture," "A Little Night Music," "Nachtigall-Polka, Op. 222," "8 Russian Folksongs, Op. 58: IV. Humorous Song, "I Danced with a Mosquito"," "Pictures at an Exhibition: V. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks," "Off the Clock," "The Birds, P. 154: V. The Cuckoo," "Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Flight of the Bumblebee," "Growl!," "The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b: VI. The Wild Bears," "Walking the Dog (Promenade)," "The Red Pony Suite: VI. Happy Ending."

Christmas at Downton AbbeyChristmas at Downton Abbey
(Warner Bros - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
Collection of well-known carols and hymns; exclusive new recordings of traditional carols from cast members Elizabeth McGovern (solo "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" and "The First Noel" with Ovenden) and Julian Ovenden (solos "O Holy Night, Sussex Carol," "Silent Night" plus a duet on "Twelve Days of Christmas" with Katie Marshall); a special, spoken word Christmas story read by Jim Carter; and a new extended seasonal suite version of the John Lunn's "Downton Abbey" theme music, part 1 & part 2. 45 tracks in all.

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

Ethel Waters LiveEthel Waters Live On The Air
(Mr. Music - new on CD)
20 live tracks by Ethel Waters recorded between 1941-1953 for radio performances with backing by Reginald Beane, Herman Chittison, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson. Tracks include: "St. Louis Blues," "Stormy Weather," "Dinah," "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," and others. Digitally remastered at the archives.

Tin Pan AlleyThe Golden Age of Tin Pan Alley
(Rivermont - new on 2 CDs)
51 tracks on two CDs by performer/muiscologist Ian Whitcomb. Previously released and unissued tracks. Disc: 1: "At the Ball, That's All," "They Didn't Believe Me," "I'm Crying Just For You," "Kismet - An Arabian Song and Fox Trot," "If I Could Be With You (One Hour To-Night)," "Oh! I Wish I Was Tarzan," "You Went Away Too Far," "Who's Sorry Now," "The Charleston," "Dance and Grow Thin," "Wonderful One," "I Was a Fool," "Me-ow," "Every Now and Then," "Da, Da, Da, My Darling," "Just the Same," "Sweet Cider Time When You Were Mine," "Play a Simple Melody," "Everywhere You Go," "My Cutie's Due (At Two-to-Two Today)," "My Sweetie," "Old New England Moon," "The Flower Garden Ball," "Honey Bunch," "Who Wants a Bad Little Boy?," "Chong (He Come From Hong Kong)," "The Honeysuckle and the Bee," "Disc: 2: "Mandy, How Do You Do?," "Robinson Crusoe's Isle," "My Wife Is Dancing Mad," "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?," "That Twentieth Century Rag," "I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier," "When Alexander Takes His Ragtime Band to France," "When the Bees Make Honey," "A Precious Little Thing Called Love," "She Lives Down In Our Alley," "Emma Louise," "For Me and My Gal," "Rosy Cheeks," "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry," "It's All Over Now," "Dream Train," "Mandy," "Till We Meet Again," "A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet," "A Cottage For Sale," "Twelve O' Clock at Night," "Girl of My Dreams," "I'll Take Care of Your Cares," "The House of Dreams." Includes deluxe illustrated 32-page booklet with extensive notes by Glenn Robison.

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

Honeymoon in VegasHoneymoon in Vegas OBC Digital
(Ume - mp3/iTunes)
Jason Robert Brown score. Cast includes Tony Danza, Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley, David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar. "Overture," "I Love Betsy," "Never Get Married," "Anywhere But Here," "When You Say Vegas," "Out Of The Sun," "The Invitation/Forever Starts Tonight," "Betsy's Getting Married/The Game," "Coming To An Agreement," "Do Something," "Entr'acte," "Hawaii/Waiting For You," "Ev'ryday Is Happy In Hawaii," "Friki-Friki," "You Made The Wait Worthwhile," "A Little Luck," "The Garden Of Disappointed Mothers," "Isn't That Enough?," "Airport Song," "Higher Love," "I've Been Thinking," "Elvii In Flight," "Honeymoon In Vegas/Finale." Recorded week of 10/17. Digital and in-theater release. CD to be available January 3.

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

MathisJohnny Mathis: The Complete Global Albums Collection
(Sony - on 13 CDs)
Mathis Mercury label 1963-67 discography includes these albums: "The Sounds Of Christmas" (1963), "Tender Is The Night" (1964), "The Wonderful World Of Make-Believe" (1964), "This Is Love" (1964), "Olé" (1965), "Broadway" (1964-1965), "Love Is Everything" (1965), "The Sweetheart Tree" (1965), "The Shadow Of Your Smile" (1966), "So Nice" (1966), "Johnny Mathis Sings" (1967), "The Global Singles and Unreleased" (2 discs). Box set in mini-LP jackets replicating the front and back of each album.

Kristin Chenoweth Coming HomeKristin Chenoweth: Coming Home
(Concord/10 Spot - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Live recording from November 28 PBS special Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home, part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Maybe This Time," "My Coloring Book," "Bring Him Home," "Fathers and Daughters," "Hard Times Come Again No More," "Upon This Rock," "Over the Rainbow," "Popular," "For Good," "Little Sparrow," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "All the Things You Are," "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," "I Was Here." Version sold at Target stores includes bonus tracks "I Will Always Love You," "Heart of the Matter" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas."

Billy Dee williamsLet's Misbehave: Billy Dee Williams
(Explore Multimedia/U.K. - new import CD)
Re-release of 1961 Prestige album of jazz sets; first time on CD or as download. "A Taste of Honey," "Let's Misbehave," "Don't Cry," "Life's a Holiday," "I Like It Here," "Warm Tonight," "Nothin' For Nothin'," "I Wonder What Became of Me," "House of Flowers," "Red Sun Blues." Booklet includes new additional liner notes by album producer Don Schlitten.

The Man Who Saved ChristmasThe Man Who Saved Christmas
(Take the Cakeable Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Studio cast recording of family musical comedy by Ron Lytle (loosely based on the true story of Erector Set inventor A.C. Gilbert). Thirty-four singers, along with a fourteen-piece orchestra. Chris Vettel, Ryan Drummond, Melissa O'Keefe, Sheelagh Murphy, Michael P. Mendelsohn, Jordyn Foley and Pierce Peter Brandt. Sample clips, tracks, digital album and CD available at CD Baby.

Michael BallMichael Ball: If Everyone Was Listening...
(USM TV - new on CD)
"Bad Things," "Simple Love," "I Won't Give Up," "Jessie," "Still the Same," "You Needed Me," "Stuck Like Glue," "The Climb," "Need You Now," "May You Never," "What We Ain't Got," "If Everyone Was Listening," "Let It Be Me," "Angel," "Falling Slowly." Available at at Amazon UK.

Untold Stories Vol 2The Untold Stories of Broadway: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters - Volume 2
(Dress Circle Publishing - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition in part one and part two)
Second in series by Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Hundreds of stories about the most important stages in the world, seen through the eyes of the producers, actors, stage hands, writers, musicians, designers, directors, and door men who bring The Great White Way to life each night. Volume 2 features the Palace Theatre, the Barrymore Theatre, the Gershwin Theatre, the Circle in the Square, the Shubert Theatre, the Criterion Center Stage Right, the Vivian Beaumont Theatre and the Nederlander Theatre. Pre-ordering at Dress Circle Publishing.

Something's Gotta GiveSomething's Gotta Give: Simon Keenlyside, Scarlett Strallen
(Naxos - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Baritone Simon Keenlyside with soprano Scarlett Strallen. David Charles Abell conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra in original orchestral arrangements, a number of which have been specially restored for this recording. Selections include "Reviewing the Situation," "If I Were a Rich Man," "When Did I Fall in Love?," "Stranger in Paradise," "All the Things You Are," "On the Street Where You Live," "The Girl Next Door," "Something's Gotta Give," "Night and Day," "So in Love," "I Wonder What He'll Think Of Me!," "O What a Beautiful Morning," "It Might as Well Be Spring," "If I Loved You," "People Will Say We're in Love," "It's Magic."

WorzelWorzel Gummidge the Musical
(Stage Door Records - new import CD/mp3/iTunes)
1981 original London cast album of Denis King/Keith Waterhouse/Willis Hall score for show based on popular television series; plus Christmas maxi single. First time on CD. Jon Pertwee, Una Stubbs, Geoffrey Bayldon, Lucy Baker. First staged in 1980 at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and transferred to London's Cambridge Theatre in 1981. Full colour eight-page booklet. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Available directly from the U.K. at Stage Door Records.

November 24, 2014

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

November 25, 2014

RediscoveredAmerican Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered - The Soundtrack
(Universal - new on CD)
Some of Bing Crosby Decca recordings, with radio tracks and film/TV soundtrack excerpts. "I've Got A Pocketful of Dreams" (rehearsal), "Star Dust," "A Fine Romance" (with Dixie Lee), "Medley: Mississippi Mud / I Left My Sugar Standing in the Rain" (with Harry Barris and Al Rinker), "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" (outtake), "San Fernando Valley," "You're Just in Love" (with Judy Garland), "Moonlight Becomes You," "Sweet Leilani," "Swinging on a Star," "Put it There, Pal" (with Bob Hope), "White Christmas," "It's Been a Long, Long Time" (featuring Les Paul), "Temptation," "Just One More Chance," "The Second Time Around," "The Oldest Established" (with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra), "Now You Has Jazz" (with Louis Armstrong), "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho," "Medley: I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore / I Wish I Were In Love Again" (with Maurice Chevalier), "Where the Blue of the Night" (Meets the Gold of the Day), "I Surrender Dear."

Bing Sings Irving BerlinBing Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook
(Universal - new on CD)
Compilation of Decca and radio tracks. "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (with Connee Boswell), "Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon," "When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam'," "When I Lost You," "Tell Me Little Gypsy," "All By Myself," "Always" (with Eugenie Baird), "Let's Start the New Year Right," "Abraham," "Kate (Have I Come Too Early, Too Late?), "Blue Skies (featuring Les Paul), "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "I Got the Sun in the Morning," "Easter Parade" (with Trudy Erwin), "Some Sunny Day," "Call of the South" (with Gary Crosby), "Play a Simple Melody" (with Dick Powell), "There's No Business Like Show Business" (with the Andrews Sisters and Dick Haymes), "Puttin' on the Ritz," "A Man Chases a Girl (Until She Catches Him), "The Song is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On), "White Christmas" (with Michael Buble).

November 27, 2014

Metropolitan Klezmer: Mazel Means Good Luck
(Rhythm Media Records - new digital album)
Recorded live at The Emelin Theatre. "Nokh a Gleyzl Vayn – C Minor Bulgar" (Ken O'Hara Freylekhs), "Bonia's Nigun" (Cartagena Chosidl), "Mazel [Means Good Luck]" (by Artie Lane, Jack Beekman & Leo Fuld), "Yankele" (Adapted by Anna Guzik: Kolybelnaia" (Lullaby), based on Yankele by Mordechai Gebirtig), "Baltic Blue" (by Debra Kreisberg), "Cheburashka Wistful Waltz" (by Mikhail Ziv), "Guys & Dolls & Bagels" (adapted from "Adelaide's Lament and "Luck Be a Lady Tonight" by Frank Loesser, as well as traditional "Bublichki, Beygelekh"), "Di Fire Korbunes" (Music by David Meyrowitz / Lyric by Louis Gilrod) plus bonus live tracks: "Mainly Rumanian Interludes," rare Yiddish ballad of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, performed in centenary commemoration at Cooper Union Great Hall; "J Edgar Klezmer: When Izzy Met Jenny" from Eve Sicular's musical documentary theater piece J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files.

November 30, 2014

West End Goes madThe West End Goes MAD For Christmas
(Auburn Jam Records - new on CD)
Compilation album of Christmas songs by new writers, performed by a host of West End stars, in aid of MAD (Make a Difference) Trust. "Together We Can Make It", (Killian Donnelly & the cast of Les Misérables) (written by Felix Hagan), "Home", (Alistair Brammer) (written by Gus Gowland & Alistair Brammer), "I Love Christmas", (Chloe Hart) (from The Bakewell Bake Off written by The Baking Committee), "This Christmas", (written & performed by Stuart Matthew Price), "Reindeer Wives", (Harriet Thorpe, Christopher Howell & Sophie Isaacs) (written by Anderson & Petty), "A Soldier’s Christmas", (Gerónimo Rauch & Nadim Naaman) (written by Nadim Naaman), "Praying For You", (Gina Beck) (written by Alexander Bermange), "The Little Match Girl", (Janie Dee) (written by Tim Connor). Includes lyric booklet including behind-the-scenes photos by Kate Scott of the recording sessions, and beautiful illustrations by artist Darryl Carpenter. Minimum of 20% percent of each album sale will go to the charity. Pre-ordering at Dress Circle.

November 2014, no release date

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

December 2, 2014

Bing CrosbyAmerican Masters: Bing Crosby - Rediscovered
(PBS Home Video - new on DVD)
To premiere on PBS same day. Crosby’s estate granted unprecedented access to his personal and professional archives, including never-before-seen home movies, Dictabelt recordings, photos and more. Narrated by Stanley Tucci with new interviews with all surviving members of Crosby's immediate family – wife Kathryn, daughter Mary and sons Harry and Nathaniel – and Tony Bennett and Michael Feinstein, record producer Ken Barnes, biographer Gary Giddins and writers Buz Kohan and Larry Grossman. 90 minutes.

Chess RemasteredChess Remastered Deluxe Edition
(new import 2CD/1 DVD set)
1984 concept album in a remastered and expanded edition. Benny Andersson/Björn Ulvaeus/Tim Rice score. Barbara Dickson, Murray Head, Tommy Körberg, Elaine Paige, Denis Quilley, Bjorn Skifs. Includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks plus a DVD (Region 2) featuring an in-depth documentary and five video clips of songs from the album: Magasinet Special Chess documentary produced by Swedish Television in 1984; promotional videos of "One Night In Bangkok," "Nobody's Side," "The Arbiter," "I Know Him So Well," "Pity The Child." CD Disc 1: "Merano," "The Russian and Molokov / Where I Want to Be," "Opening Ceremony," "Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquillity)," "The American and Florence / Nobody's Side," "Chess," "Mountain Duet," "Florence Quits," "Embassy Lament," "Anthem." CD Disc 2: "Bangkok / One Night in Bangkok," "Heaven Help My Heart," "Argument," "I Know Him So Well," "The Deal (No Deal)," "Pity the Child," "Endgame," "Epilogue: You and I / the Story of Chess," "Press Conference," "Intro Mountain Duet (Der Kleine Franz)," "Anthem." Also available directly from the UK at Dress Circle.

Have Faith Mary TestaHave Faith: Mary Testa and Michael Starobin
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
"Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries," "What If," "Sonnet 29," "Heroes," "Pink," "Sometimes it Snows in April," "Change," "Sister Clarissa," "Soldiers of Christ," "Lost," "On the Other Side," "God Only Knows," "Unravel/If I Loved You," "Heaven," "Thank U," "Hallelujah."

(Yellow Sound Label - new on 2 CDs)
Live recording of Skip Kennon and Ellen Fitzhugh score. BD Wong.

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

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

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

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

(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Public Theater cast album of Matt Sax and Eric Rosen's futuristic rock musical (additional music by Curtis Moore). Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Damiano, Emilee Dupre, Claybourne Elder, Semhar Ghebremichael, Jonathan David, Leslie Odom Jr., Victoria Platt, Angela Polk, Devin L. Roberts, Matt Sax, Haaz Sleiman, Manuel Stark. Previously released on mp3/iTunes

December 5, 2014

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

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

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

December 8, 2014

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

December 9, 2014

Anika LarsenAnika Larsen: Sing You To Sleep
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Debut album from Tony nominee Anika Larsen."Summertime," "Somewhere Out There," "Count on Me," "Sleepy Man," "The Moon Is Made of Gold," "You Can Close Your Eyes (With Jessie Mueller," "Four-Leaf Clover," "Al Otro Lado Del Rio," "Fields of Gold," "Baby Mine," "Annie's Song," "Make You Feel My Love."

Hark!Hark!: The Broadway Boys
(PS Classics - new on CD)
From the Broadway Boys roster of tenors. Landon Beard, Danny Calvert, Mykal Kilgore, Tyler Maynard, Jesse Nager, Kyle Post, Zak Resnick and Gabe Violett with guests Shoshana Bean and Shayna Steele. "Angels We Have Heard on High," "The Little Drummer Boy," "Today (Just Come Home)," "The Lights (The Chanukah Song)," "Do You Hear What I Hear?," "A Place Called Home," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "In the Bleak Midwinter," "The Christmas Song," "Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)," "Imagine Me."

Metropolitan Klezmer: Mazel Means Good Luck
(Rhythm Media Records - new on CD)
Recorded live at The Emelin Theatre. "Nokh a Gleyzl Vayn – C Minor Bulgar" (Ken O'Hara Freylekhs), "Bonia's Nigun" (Cartagena Chosidl), "Mazel [Means Good Luck]" (by Artie Lane, Jack Beekman & Leo Fuld), "Yankele" (Adapted by Anna Guzik: Kolybelnaia" (Lullaby), based on Yankele by Mordechai Gebirtig), "Baltic Blue" (by Debra Kreisberg), "Cheburashka Wistful Waltz" (by Mikhail Ziv), "Guys & Dolls & Bagels" (adapted from "Adelaide's Lament and "Luck Be a Lady Tonight" by Frank Loesser, as well as traditional "Bublichki, Beygelekh"), "Di Fire Korbunes" (Music by David Meyrowitz / Lyric by Louis Gilrod) plus bonus live tracks: "Mainly Rumanian Interludes," rare Yiddish ballad of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, performed in centenary commemoration at Cooper Union Great Hall; "J Edgar Klezmer: When Izzy Met Jenny" from Eve Sicular's musical documentary theater piece J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files.

December 15, 2014

Sandy BainumSandy Bainum - It Might Be Fun
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Album of original songs by Bruce Kimmel. "It Might Be Fun," "When You're Waiting for Love," "I See Rainbows," "Three Acts," "Falling Out of Love," "Here On Earth," "What Do I Do Now?," "I'm Here," "Who Do I Have to Blank to Get Out of this Show?," "It Doesn't Get Easier," "Maybe Something More," "No Letting Go," "The Lights and the Smiles," "Truly Married," "Two Roads." Recorded in Los Angeles at Capitol Studios Studio A with a 35-piece orchestra. Arranged, orchestrated and conducted by Lanny Meyers and produced by Bruce Kimmel. Pre-ordering at

December 16, 2014

Into the Woods SoundtrackInto the Woods Deluxe Soundtrack
(Disney - new on 2 CDs/iTunes)
Soundtrack for 2014 film version of Sondheim/Lapine musical. Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Meryl Streep, Lucy Punch, Mackenzie Mauzy, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Tracey Ullman, Frances de la Tour, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lilla Crawford, Simon Russell Beale. "Prologue: Into the Woods" (Company) (14:35), "Cinderella at the Grave" (Joanna Riding) (1:41), "Hello, Little Girl" (Johnny Depp & Lilla Crawford) (2:32), "Rapunzel's Song" (Mackenzie Mauzy) (0:56), "The Cape as Red as Blood" (0:42), "The Cow as White as Milk" (Emily Blunt & James Corden) (0:30), "Magic Beans" (1:27), "Rapunzel's Hair" (1:24), "Granny's Cottage" (1:37), "I Know Things Now" (Lilla Crawford) (2:05), "The Beanstalk Grows" (0:29), "Cinderella Runs" (0:54), "A Very Nice Prince" (Anna Kendrick & Emily Blunt) (1:32), "Giants in the Sky" (Daniel Huttlestone) (2:27), "Who Cares!" (0:31), "Baker and Wife Part" (0:34), "Princes' Fanfare" (0:17), "Agony" (Chris Pine & Billy Magnussen) (2:33), "The Forbidden Tower" (2:20), "May I Compare This Ear of Corn?" (0:48), "It Takes Two" (Emily Blunt & James Corden) (2:31), "Two Midnights Gone" (0:35), "One Day Left" (0:59), "Stay With Me" (Meryl Streep) (3:15), "Jack Chops Down the Beanstalk" (1:23), "On the Steps of the Palace" (Anna Kendrick) (3:15), "She Won’t Get Far With One Shoe" (0:59), "Searching for Cinderella" (1:06), "Careful My Toe" (Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard & Lucy Punch) (1:11), "The Slipper Fits" (1:13), "Rapunzel's Tear" (1:20), "This Cow Is Covered With Flour" (0:50), "Almost Midnight" (1:08), "The Witch's Transformation" (1:35), "Ever After (Instrumental)" (1:16), "Back Into the Woods" (0:50), "Find the Boy" (1:32), "Witch's Lament" (Meryl Streep) (1:16), "Any Moment" (Chris Pine & Emily Blunt) (1:41), "Moments in the Woods" (Emily Blunt) (3:08), "Your Fault" (Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Lilla Crawford, Meryl Streep & Anna Kendrick) (1:57), "Last Midnight" (Meryl Streep) (3:35), "No More (Instrumental)" (2:38), "The Far Away Prince" (1:05), "No One Is Alone" (Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Lilla Crawford & Daniel Huttlestone) (2:59), "The Giant Attack" (2:13), "Finale/Children Will Listen (Part 1)" (James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep & Company) (3:32), "Finale/Children Will Listen (Part 2)" (Company) (1:45), "Stay With Me (Instrumental)" (2:39), "Last Midnight (Instrumental)" (3:45).

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

The Last ShipThe Last Ship OBC
(Universal - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of Sting score from current Broadway production, plus one song performed by Sting. Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett, Collin Kelly-Sordelet, Fred Applegate. "Island of Souls," "All This Time," "August Winds," "Shipyard," "If You Ever See Me Talking to a Sailor," "Dead Man's Boots," "The Last Ship (Part One)," "The Last Ship (Part Two)," "What Say You, Meg?," "We've Got Now't Else," "When We Dance," "The Night The Pugilist Learned How to Dance," "So To Speak," "Show Some Respect," "It's Not the Same Moon," "Underground River," "Ghost Story," "The Last Ship (Finale)," "What Say You, Meg?" (performed by Sting).

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

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

December 19, 2014

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

December 30, 2014

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

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

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

December 31, 2014

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

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

January 6, 2015

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

January 13, 2015

Donny Osmond Soundtrack of myDonny Osmond: The Soundtrack of My Life
(Sony/Verve - new on CD/mp3)
"My Cherie Amour (with Stevie Wonder), "Ben," "Peg," "The Gift Of Love," "Could She Be Mine," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Baby Love," "Moon River," "Your Song," "The Long And Winding Road," "Don't Give Up (with Laura Wright), "Survivor," "Broken Wings," "I Who Have Nothing," "Nothing Compares 2 U."

Honeymoon in VegasHoneymoon in Vegas OBC recording
(Ume - new on CD/iTunes)
Jason Robert Brown score. Cast includes Tony Danza, Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley, David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar. "Overture," "I Love Betsy," "Never Get Married," "Anywhere But Here," "When You Say Vegas," "Out Of The Sun," "The Invitation/Forever Starts Tonight," "Betsy's Getting Married/The Game," "Coming To An Agreement," "Do Something," "Entr'acte," "Hawaii/Waiting For You," "Ev'ryday Is Happy In Hawaii," "Friki-Friki," "You Made The Wait Worthwhile," "A Little Luck," "The Garden Of Disappointed Mothers," "Isn't That Enough?," "Airport Song," "Higher Love," "I've Been Thinking," "Elvii In Flight," "Honeymoon In Vegas/Finale." Recorded week of 10/17.

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

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

January 20, 2015

On the Town Revival On the Town 2014 revival cast
(PS Classics - new on CD)
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

February 2, 2015

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

February 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 17, 2015

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. Also available at Broadway Records at a special price.

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."

March 3, 2015

Warner 3D Musical Collection
(Warner - new Blu-rays w/ 3D versions)
Kiss Me Kate, The Band Wagon and Calamity Jane. Also to be released individually.

March 17, 2015

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

April 7, 2015

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

April 14, 2015

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

April 22, 2015

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

June 23, 2015

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

No release date set

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

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

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."

(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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ellen Greene: Songs for a Winter's Night
(new on CD)
Ellen Greene with Christian Klikovits, on piano, cellist Stephen Erdody, Sara Parkins on violin, Sarah Thornblade on violin, Brian Dembow on viola, David Washburn on trumpet, Steve Becknell on French horn, Eric Rittner on bass and Tim Mcintyre on drums as well as a choir. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Santa Baby," "Universal Child," "Morning Has Broken" and "Song for a Winter's Night," among others.

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.

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

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

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

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

Hugh Panaro solo album
(new on CD)

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

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

JAY Records: 42nd Street studio cast recording; Anyone Can Whistle 2-CD studio cast recording with John Barrowman; Annie complete 2-CD studio cast; Brigadoon complete recording; The Dancing Years studio cast; Fiddler on the Roof studio cast; A Fine and Private Place 2006 York Theatre cast; Karen Ziemba tribute to Mary Martin; The Ladies Singing Their Songs with Carolee Carmello, Susan Egan, Karen Ziemba, Rebecca Luker, Debbie Gravitte, Alice Ripley, Kim Criswell, Melissa Errico, Judy Kaye; The Landing Vineyard cast for John Kander-Greg Pierce musical with David Hyde Pierce, Julia Murney, Paul Anthony Stewart and Frankie Seratch; People Like Us 2005 NYMF show cast; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers complete studio cast recording; York Theatre's Six Wives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speaking of Dreams: Maude Maggart
(new on CD)

(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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2015 On Broadway Wall Calendar

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

The Angel Band Project: An Evening With Norbert Leo Butz

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

Ana Gasteyer: I'm Hip

Andrea Martin's Lady Parts Book

The Best American Short Plays 2012-2013 Book

Bette Midler: It's The Girls

Betty Buckley: Ghostlight

Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection DVD set

The Bridges of Madison County: Vocal Selections - Vocal Line with Piano Accompaniment Book

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

Carols For A Cure 2014: Volume 16

Christine Pedi: Good to Mama

Christmas in New York: Renée Fleming

Cole Porter in Hollywood: The John Wilson Orchestra

The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals Book

The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals

The Definitive Miss Saigon Live Recording 2 CDs

The Definitive Miss Saigon Live Recording Highlights

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

The Director Within: Storytellers of Stage and Screen Book

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

Down & Up With Love: The Truth from Harold Arlen

Easy Come Easy Go: The Music of Johnny Green

Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion Book

Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice Digital

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

The Garland Variations

Geek Theater: 15 Plays by Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Book

Ghost Quartet Digital

Gypsy Piccadilly Theatre 1973 Repro Folio Poster

Hedwig and the Angry Inch OBC

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Broadway Edition Libretto

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

Holiday Inn (Blu-ray + Digital HD with UltraViolet)

Holiday for Swing: Seth MacFarlane

Home for Christmas: John Schneider and Tom Wopat

I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend Martin Short book

Idina Menzel: Holiday Wishes

Into the Woods Phoenix Theatre Repro framed folio poster

Irving Berlin's White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Edition Blu-ray/DVD

Jersey Boys Blu-ray

Jim Brickman: On a Winter's Night: The Songs and Spirit of Christmas

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

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

Linda (Eder) Live

The Lights of Broadway: by Johnny Rabe

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

The Lord of the Rings Musical Repro Posteralt="" />

Les Misérables Happy Christmas poster

A Michael Feinstein Christmas

Movie Stars Sing!

My Dream Duets: Barry Manilow

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography Book

Nevertheless: The Kalmar and Ruby Songbook

Nick Ziobro: A Lot of Livin' to Do

Not My Father's Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming Book

Oklahoma! Blu-ray

The Old Vic: The Story of a Great Theatre - From Kean to Olivier to Spacey Book

Oliver!: A Dickensian Musical Book

The Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies (Oxford Handbooks)

Paula Vogel (Michigan Modern Dramatists) Book

Perry Como: If I Could Be With You - Standards and Rarities Vol. 2 2 CDs

Pete Kelly's Blues - Blu-ray

Peter Hollens

Phantom of the Opera Christmas repro poster

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

Poster Pack: Strictly Hollywood

The Remix Collection from Here Lies Love

The River Book

Robert Goulet: The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings


Roberta Digital Digital

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella 50th Anniversary Edition

Rosemary Clooney: Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Expanded Edition)

Scott Alan Greatest Hits: Volume One Digital

Seth's Broadway Diary, Volume 1

Sheldon Harnick & Others: Hidden Treasures, 1949-2013

Shine: Lullabies for Everyone

Show Boat (1936) DVD

Since I Fell for You: Eydie Gorme

Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber: The New Musical

Songs of Life and Love by Larry Nestor Digital

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

Southern Baptist Sissies DVD

Stearns Matthews: Spark

Stephen Joseph: Theatre Pioneer and Provocateur Book

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

Sting: The Last Ship DVD

Storm Large: Le Bonheur

Streisand: In the Camera Eye Book

Streisand: Partners

Sunny Afternoon original cast recording

Tamar of the River

Tappin' and Yappin' 2014 Orlando Cast Recording Digital

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh Book

Tess of the D'Urbervilles Original Cast Recording Import

This Is Our Youth: Broadway Edition Play/book

Title and Deed / Oh, the Humanity and other good intentions Book

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

Tribute to the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Venus in Fur DVD

Victory At Sea - Volumes 1, 2 & 3

Vocal Majority Chorus: Something's Coming Digital

The Whale / A Bright New Boise Plays/book

When I Grow Up: Brittany D. Simmons

Wicked 2014 London Souvenir Brochure Book

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

Who Should Sing 'Ol' Man River'?: The Lives of an American Song Book

And the World Goes Round

The Wordsmiths: Oscar Hammerstein 2nd and Alan Jay Lerner

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