Schedule of Cast Recordings and Theatre Upcoming Releases

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

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

RobertaRoberta 2 CDs

Streisand: PartnersStreisand: Partners

Barbra Streisand PhotoStreisand: In the Camera Eye Book

Betty BuckleyBetty Buckley: Ghostlight CD & Vinyl

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

The Normal HeartThe Normal Heart Blu-ray

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

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

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

Updated 8/27/14

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AliceA...My Name Will Always Be Alice - Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3)
Digital release. Combination of the 1984 award winning Off-Broadway musical revue A...My Name Is Alice and its 1992 sequel A... My Name is Still Alice. Cheryl Howard, Heather McRae, Barbara Walsh, Gwen Stewart, Conceived by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

The Assembled Parties
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Play by Richard Greenberg. Produced on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in 2013. Also published in July: Becoming Dr. Ruth by Mark St. Germain, A Free Man of Color by John Guare, Lucky Guy by Nora Ephron.

All That JazzAll That Jazz Blu-ray
(Criterion - new on 3-disc Blu-ray/DVD and 2-disc DVD)
1979 film. Roy Scheider, Ann Reinking, Jessica Lange, LEland Palmer, Cliff Gorman, Ben Vereen. Directed by Bob Fosse. Extras: feature-length audio commentary with editor Alan Heim; scene-specific commentary with Roy Scheider; new Razzle-Dazzle video essay by Matt Zoller Seitz; 1980 episode of talk show "Tomorrow" with Fosse and choreographer Agnes de Mille; new interview with Heim; new interview with Fosse biographer Sam Wasson; interview excerpts and footage from the set, featuring Fosse and Scheider; 2007 documentary Portrait of a Choreographer; 2007 documentary The Soundtrack: Perverting the Standards; 2007 interview with George Benson about his song "On Broadway," which opens the film. Also included, booklet featuring an essay by Hilton Als. New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed 3.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray.

Aurda MarielAudra Mariel
(new digital album)
"Spirited interpretations of Great American Songbook standards from the early-to-mid 20th century." "I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl," "Because of You," "Say It Isn't So," "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen," "Guilty," "Pennies from Heaven," "When Your Lover Has Gone," "You Go to My Head," "L'accordeoniste," "Dream a Little Dream of Me." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

Bring Back BirdieBring Back Birdie
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
1981 OBC recording. Charles Strouse/Lee Adams score. Chita Rivera, Donald O'Connor, Robin Morse, Maurice Hines, Marcel Forestieri, Maria Karnilova. "Overture," "Twenty Happy Years," "Movin' Out," "Half of a Couple," "I Like What I Do," "Bring Back Birdie," "Baby, You Can Count On Me," "A Man Worth Fightin' For," "You Can Never Go Back," "Back in Show Biz Again," "Middle Age Blues," "Inner Peace," "There's a Brand New Beat in Heaven," "Well, I'm Not!," "When Will Grown-Ups Grow Up?," "Young," "I Love 'Em All," "Bring Back Birdie (Reprise) / Finale," "Rosie." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.

BrownstoneBrownstone - The Musical - Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3)
2003 cast album. Peter Larson/Josh Rubins score. Rebecca Luker, Liz Callaway and Brian D'Arcy James, as well as Debbie Gravitte and Kevin Reed. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

Breakfast at Tiffany'sBreakfast At Tiffany's Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3)
1995 world premiere studio cast recording. Bob Merrill score. Faith Prince, Jonathan Freeman, John Schneider, Sally Kellerman, Hal Linden, Carol Woods, Ron Raines, Patrick Cassidy. "Overture," "I've Got a Penny," "The Wittiest Fellow in Pittsburgh," "Breakfast At Tiffany's," "So Here We Are Again," "Travelin'," "Holly Golightly," "Calling All Men," "Freddy Chant," "Lament for Ten Men," "The Party People," "When Daddy Came Home," "My Nice Ways," "The Home For Wayward Girls," "You've Never Kissed Her," "Lulamae," "The Girl You Used to Be," "Hot Damn (Bessie's Blues)," "Who Needs Her?," "Sex Dance," "Entr'acte," "Nothing Is New in New York," "Good Girls Go to Heaven," "Ciao Compare," "The Bachelor," "The Rose," "Quiet Coffee," "Stay With Me," "Grade "A" Treatment," "Travelin' (Reprise)," "Same Mistakes," "Breakfast At Tiffany's (Reprise)," "Exit Music." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

The Confidence ManThe Confidence Man Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
2003 original cast recording. Jim Steinman/Ray Errol Fox score. Norbert Leo Butz, Andre de Shields, Mark Nadler, Terry Waldo, Julia Murney, Yancey Arias, Jamison Stern, Eric Michael Gillett, D.J. Bradley, Lachanze, Garrett Long, Chuck Cooper, Andrea Marcovicci, KT Sullivan. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes

A Doll's LifeA Doll's Life Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
1982 OBC recording. Larry Grossman/Betty Comden/Adolph Green score. Betsy Joslyn, Peter Gallagher, Norman A. Large, Edmund Lyndeck, George Hearn, David Vosburgh, Barbara Lang. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes

GrindGrind: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(Yellow Sound Label - new digital EP mp3/iTunes)
Five new songs performed by Anthony Rapp and Eric Michael Krop with music by Derek Gregor and lyrics by Selda Sahin. "Stay the Night" (Eric Michael Krop), "Do It Anyway" (Anthony Rapp), "End of Me" (Anthony Rapp and Eric Michael Krop), "Easier Not to Care" (Eric Michael Krop), "Used to be You" (Anthony Rapp). The 35 minute short film, written and directed by Zachary Halley and Anthony Rapp, Claire Coffee, Pasha Pellosie, Jennifer Babiak, Adam Halpin, Celia Au, Trey Gerrald, Danny Blu, Drew Brody, Jonathan Chang, Ravi Roth and Matt Shingledecker, will be available online October 1. Soundtrack produced by Telly Leung and Michael Croiter.

Life After High SchoolIs There Life After High School? Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
1982 OBC recording. Craig Carnelia score. Harry Groener, Raymond Baker, David Patrick Kelly, Sandy Faison, Maureen Sillman, James Widdoes, Alma Cuervo, Cynthia Carle, Phillip Hoffman, Craig Carnelia (bonus solo track). Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.

Legends of OzLegends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Blu-ray
(20th Century Fox - new Blu-ray/DVD)
Animated film featuring the voices of Lea Michele, Megan Hilty, Bernadette Peters, and Martin Short, among many others. 88 minutes.

Linda LiveLinda Live
(new on CD)
New Linda Eder live album. "Looking Through the Eyes of Love," "Blue Skies," "Stormy Weather," "I'm Not Lisa," "Someone Like You," "I Dreamed a Dream," "Sam," "You Made the Pants Too Long," "If I Could," "Fernando" (with Peter Calo), "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "New Oldies Medley," "More Than Heaven," "Climb Every Mountain," "Vienna," "Man of La Mancha," "Over the Rainbow." Available at

London StageThe London Stage 1940-1949: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
Second and updated edition of book in series by J.P. Wearing. Chronological calendar of more than 2,400 productions at 53 major central London theatres from the first of January, 1940, through the 31st of December, 1949. during this period. For each production: Title, Author, Theatre, Performers, Personnel, Opening and Closing Dates, Number of Performances. Other details include genre of the production, number of acts, and a list of reviews. Comment section includes other interesting information, such as plot description, first-night reception by the audience, noteworthy performances, staging elements, and details of performances in New York either prior to or after the London production.

Laurence Olivier ShakespeareSir Laurence Olivier's Shakespeare Collection
(Kultur Video - on 2 DVDs)
King Lear with John Hurt and Diana Rigg; Othello with Maggie Smith, Frank Finlay and Joyce Redman.

Mary Poppins LegacyMary Poppins: The Legacy Collection
(Disney - new on 3 CDs)
Book-bound three-disc collectible set. Disc one: the original soundtrack; Disc two (some released on Saving Mr. Banks: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Deluxe Edition): 15 "pre-demos" recorded by the composer's during pre-production of the film, including a handful of songs that never made it to the final; seven "Lost Chords" tracks; Disc three: excerpts from the P.L. Travers story meetings with Don DaGradi and The Sherman Brothers and bonus material. Also, newly illustrated artwork by Lorelay Bove. Richard and Robert Sherman score with Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Glynis Johns, David Tomlinson. Disc two: "The Perfect Nanny" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Jolly Holiday" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "The Pearly Song" (Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious)" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Stay Awake" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman, "Chim Chim Cher-ee" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "I Love to Laugh" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Feed the Birds" (Tuppence a Bag)" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M. Sherman, "Let's Go Fly a Kite" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Mary Poppins Melody" (Pre-Demo) – Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Mary Poppins Melody" (New Recording) – Kate Higgins, "Admiral Boom" (Demo) – Richard M Sherman, "Admiral Boom" (New Recording) – Randy Crenshaw, Jeff Gunn & Dennis Kyle, "The Right Side" (Pre-Demo) – Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "The Right Side" (New Recording) – Juliana Hansen, "The Chimpanzoo" (Demo) with Richard M Sherman, "The Chimpanzoo" (New Recording) – Bob Joyce, Jeff Gunn, Randy Crenshaw & Dennis Kyle, "The Land of Sand" (Pre-Demo) – Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "The Land of Sand" (New Recording) – Kate Higgins, Juliana Hansen, Jeff Gunn & Bob Joyce, "The North Pole Polka" (Pre-Demo) – Richard M Sherman, "The North Pole Polka" (New Recording) with Jeff Gunn, Bob Joyce, Richard M Sherman, Kate Higgins & Dennis Kyle, "The Eyes of Love" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman, "The Eyes of Love" (New Recording) with Juliana Hansen, "Overture" (LP Version)". Disc three: Cherry Tree Lane, Mr Banks Decided to Hire a Nanny Himself, The Children Write Their Own Advertisement, The Line of Applicants/Mary Poppins Arrives, Notes on Mary Meeting The Banks, Up to the Nursery, Bert and the Talking Pictures, A Carousel Horse Ride to the Seashore, The Return Home, The Next Morning We Meet the Sweep, Uncle Albert's, A Change in the Wind and An Adventure with Admiral Boom, The Bird Woman, Mr Banks and The Compass, The Compass Sequence: Timbuktu, The Compass Sequence: The Land of Sand, The Compass Sequence: Tea in China, The Compass Sequence: The North Pole, The Return Home, Everyone Descends on Cherry Tree Lane, Mary Departs, Hollywood Spotlight Microphone Interview, 1964, The Sherman Brothers Reminisce.

Steve Ross Noel CowardNoël Coward Off the Record: Steve Ross and Friends - Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
22 unknown songs by Noël Coward recorded here for the first time. Steve Ross with Jeanne Lehman, Edward Hibbert and Lisa Riegel. Songs include "Baseball Rag" (Music by Doris Doris, 1917-18), "Sentiment" (Philip Braham, London Calling, 1923), "Spanish Grandee" (London Calling, 1923), "When We Were Girls Together" (London Calling, 1923), "Morganatic Love" (Tamaran, unproduced), "Meme les Anges" (Fallen Angels, 1923), "I'm So in Love" (On With The Dance, 1925), "One Fine Day" (for Nora Bayes,1924), "What's to Become of the Children?" (White Birds, 1927), "It Doesn't Matter How Old You Are" (This Year of Grace, 1928), "We Are Living in a Changing World" (1941), "Why Do You Pass Me By" (Charles Trenet, 1940s), "Heavenly Moment" (Samoan Operette, unproduced), "We've Got the Country at the Corner of the Street" (Hoi Polloi, unproduced), "When the Journey's Over" (Later Than Spring, unproduced), "Let's Be Sincere" (Later Than Spring, unproduced), "Always Be Kind to the Gentlemen" (1940s), "Just People" (The Girl Who Came To Supper, 1963), "What has Happened to Charles" (High Spirits, 1964), "I Gave My Heart" (Oscar Straus, 1930s), "Je T'aime" (Oscar Straus, 1930s), "There Will Always Be" (1940s) plus comments by Ross. Co-produced with Bruce Yeko. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.

The Normal HeartThe Normal Heart
(new Blu-ray/DVD & DVD)
2014 HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer play. Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Jonathan Groff, Joe Mantello, Stephen Spinella, BD Wong.

Oh! BrotherOh Brother! Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
1981 OBC recording. Michael Valenti/Donald Driver score. Larry Marshall, Steve Sterner, Mark Martino, Steve Bourneuf, Kathy Mahony-Bennett, Thomas LoMonaco, Joe Morton, David Carroll, Harry Groener, Alan Weeks, Judy Kaye, Mary Mastrantonio, Alyson Reed. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.

PrettybellePrettybelle Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3iTunes)
1971 Boston cast recording. Jule Styne/Bob Merrill score. Michael Jason, Angela Lansbury, Mark Dawson, Bert Michaels, Peter Lombard. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.

Stage Fright soundtrackStage Fright - Digital
(Lakeshore Records - new on mp3/iTunes)
Soundtrack for new movie musical comedy that "that mixes heavy metal rock with a full orchestral sound." Performances by Meat Loaf, Minnie Driver, Allie MacDonald and the Metal Killer. Music and lyrics by Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion. Film was released on Blu-ray on July 8.

August, no release date

If/Then SongbookIf/Then Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songs from the Tom Kitt/Brian Yorkey Broadway score. Presented in vocal lines with piano accompaniment. Contains: "Always Starting Over," "Best Worst Mistake," "Here I Go," "Hey, Kid," "It's a Sign," "Love While You Can," "Some Other Me," "What the Fuck?," "What Would You Do?," "You Don't Need to Love Me," "You Learn to Live Without," "You Never Know." 120 pages.

September 1, 2014

One Night With Janis SongbookOne Night with Janis: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Vocal selections collection includes 19 songs: "Ball and Chain," "Cry Baby," "Down on Me," "I Shall Be Released," "I'm Gonna Rock My Way to Heaven," "Kozmic Blues," "Little Girl Blue," "Maybe," "Me and Bobby McGee," "Mercedes Benz," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," "Piece of My Heart," "Spirit in the Dark," "Stay with Me," "Summertime," "Tell Mama," "Today I Sing the Blues," "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)," "Turtle Blues."

September 2, 2014

Tradition!Tradition!: The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of Fiddler on the Roof, The World's Most Beloved Musical
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Barbara Isenberg. Material from interviews with the men and women behind the original production, the film and significant revivals: Harold Prince, Sheldon Harnick, Joseph Stein, Austin Pendleton, Joanna Merlin, Norman Jewison, Topol, Harvey Fierstein and more/ Published in celebration of Fiddler's 50th anniversary.

September 8, 2014

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

September 9, 2014

Bobby TroupDo-Re-Mi / Here's to My Lady: Bobby Troup
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
1950s twofer, digitally remastered and on CD for the first time. Troup sings "Do-Re-Mi," "Baby, Baby All the Time," "Heidi," "Just the Way I Am," "Snootie Little Cutie," "Daddy," "Route 66," "Lonely Boy," "Johnny Jones," "One October Morning," "It Happened Once Before," "You're in Love," "That's All," "They Didn't Believe Me," "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face," "Button Up Your Overcoat," "The Nearness Of You," "Now You Know," "I Wonder Why," "Crazy She Calls Me," "Wait Till You See Her," "You're the Cream in My Coffee," "Please Remember," "Julie Is Her Name."

Don CostaDon Costa Voices and Orchestra: The Theme from “The Unforgiven” / Hollywood Premiere!
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Twofer from music arranger, composer, ABC Records A&R director and conductor Don Costa. Instrumental selections: "Theme from the Unforgiven," "An Affair to Remember," "Invitation," "The Song from Moulin Rouge," "Laura," "The Third Man Theme," "Smile," "Lonely Room," "From Here to Eternity," "Picnic," "Stella by Starlight," "Return to Paradise," "Theme from 'The Wonderful World Of the Brothers Grimm'," "Theme from 'Long Day’s Journey Into Night'," "Theme from 'Lisa'," "Theme from 'The Miracle Worker' ," "Baby Elephant Walk," "Theme from 'My Geisha'," "Theme from 'Mutiny on the Bounty'," "Above the Stars," "Theme from 'Advise and Consent'," "Theme from 'All Fall Down'," "My Romance," "Love Theme from 'Lolita'

Forum Blu-rayA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Blu-ray
(Kino Lorber - new Blu-ray)
1966 film adaptation of Broadway musical with score by Stephen Sondheim. Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, Buster Keaton and Michael Crawford.

The Great RaceThe Great Race Blu-ray
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1965 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards. Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk, and Dorothy Provine. music by Henry Mancini; lyrics for two songs by Johnny Mercer.

Live Out LoudLive Out Loud: Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Milly (Matilda) and Abigail (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) Shapiro 54 Below appearance.

Movie Stars SingMovie Stars Sing!
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Compilation album, most selections not before on CD. "Chihuahua Choo Choo" (Ricardo Montalban), "Strange Are the Ways of Love" (Debra Paget), "I've Got A Crush on You Howard" (Duff & Ida Lupino), "Don't Believe Everything You Read" (Eve Arden), "Leprechaun Lullaby" (Pat O'brien), "River, River" (Rita Moreno), "Let's Dance" (Marge & Gower Champion), "One for My Baby" (Ida Lupino & Howard Duff), "Ten Thousand Miles" (Preston Foster), "Pour Tout Ma Vie" (Corinne Calvet), "Hold My Hand" (Dick Powell), "Tom Pillibi" (Julie Andrews), "Love Wonderful Love" (Howard Keel), "Take It or Leave It" (Yvonne De Carlo), "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart" (Bob Hope), "The Big Circus" (Rhonda Fleming), "Two Ladies In the Shade of the Banana Tree" (Peter Lawford ), "Happy Anniversary" (Mitzi Gaynor), "Pillow Talk" (Rock Hudson), "He's Good for Me" (Mae West), "The Notorious Landlady" (Fred Astaire), "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?" (Bette Davis & Debbie Burton), "The Long and the Short and the Tall" (Laurence Harvey), "Dear Johnny" (Sandra Dee), "Little Betty Falling Star" (George Hamilton), "Are You the Boy" (Tuesday Weld), "Live Young" (Troy Donahue), "Never on Sunday" (In English) (Melina Mercouri ), "Does Goodnight Mean Goodbye" (Vincent Edwards), "Our Day Will Come" (Dolores Gray).

Cinderella 50thRodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella 50th Anniversary Edition
(Shout! Factory - new DVD)
New, high quality digital transfer from the original master of 1964 televised version. Lesley Ann Warren, Stuart Damon, Ginger Rogers, Walter Pigeon, Celeste Holm. Extra: Retrospective Featurette. 83 minutes.

Chick Corea TrilogyTrilogy: Chick Corea
(Concord - new on 3 CDs)
Chick Corea, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade. Recorded live around the world. Disc 1: "You're My Everything," "Recorda Me," "The Song Is You," "Work," "My Foolish Heart," "Fingerprints," "Spain"; Disc 2: "This Is New," "Alice in Wonderland," "It Could Happen to You," "Blue Monk," "Armando's Rhumba," "Op11, No9," "How Deep Is the Ocean?"; Disc 3: "Homage," "Piano Sonata: The Moon," "Someday My Prince Will Come."

Whale BoiseThe Whale / A Bright New Boise
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Samuel D. Hunter plays.

September 10, 2014

This Is Our Youth: Broadway Edition
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Kenneth Lonergan play.

September 16, 2014

Betty BuckleyBetty Buckley: Ghostlight
(Palmetto Records/MRI - new on CD/limited art box w/ 2 vinyl records)
Live recording with Betty Buckley and longtime friend and producer T Bone Burnett. Produced by T Bone Burnett. Recorded at the Village Studios in Los Angeles. T Bone Burnett on electric guitar, with Tom Canning, Bill Frisell, David Piltch, Matt Betton, Charlie Bisharat, Cameron Stone, Chas Smith. Vinyl set includes 24-page booklet of photos and notes; and Bootleg: Boardmixes from the Road, the promo CD for Ghostlight. CD version also includes a booklet.

Complete Miss SaigonThe Complete Recording of Boublil and Schönberg's Miss Saigon
(First Night - import 2 CDs)
Reissue of 1995 double CD studio recording. Alain Boublil, Richard Maltby, Jr., Claude-Michel Schönberg score. Joanna Ampill Peter Cousens And Ruthie Henshall. Disc One: "Overture/Back Stage Dreamland ," "The Heat Is On In Saigon," "The Movie In My Mind," "The Transaction," "The Dance," "Why God Why?," "This Money's YourS," "Sun And Moon," "The Telephone Song," "The Deal," "The Wedding Ceremony," "Thuy's Arrival   Unknown ," "The Last Night of The World," "The Morning of The Dragon," "I Still Believe," "Back In Town," "Thuy's Death/You Will Not Touch Him," "If You Want To Die In Bed," "Kim & Engineer," "I'd Give My Life For You"; Disc two: "Entr'acte," "Bui Doi," "The Revelation," "What A Waste," "Please," "Chris Is Here," "Kim's Nightmare," "Room 317," "Now That I've Seen Her," "The Confrontation," "The American Dream."

Fiddler on the Roof original librettoFiddler on the Roof: Based on Sholem Aleichem's Stories
(Crown - Hardcover Book)
By Joseph Stein. Released to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Broadway premiere (and to preempt the next Broadway revival, scheduled for 2015), the full text and lyrics from the original production.

The IliadThe Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation
(Macmillan Audio - Audiobook/Audible Edition/)
Robert Fitzgerald translation, narrated by Dan Stevens.

Life OzLIFE The Wizard of Oz: 75 Years Along the Yellow Brick Road
(Life - Hardcover Book)
Heavily-illustrated book revisits behind-the-scenes photography of the film shoot, shots from from the Culver City set, and also of the music being recorded, plus intimate pictures of the stars and their families. Also uncovers photography of the associated events: Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney performing live on stage for the first three weeks of the movie's run. Commentary by TIME movie critic Richard Corliss and others. Also covers the affect of the movie on the nation's film industry and culture. 176 pages.

The OdysseyThe Odyssey: The Fitzgerald Translation
(Macmillan Audio - Audiobook/Audible Edition)
Robert Fitzgerald translation, narrated by Dan Stevens. Includes twenty-five new line drawings by Barnaby Fitzgerald.

South Pacific CompleteSouth Pacific: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical The Applause Libretto Library
(Applause - Paperback Book)
160 pages.

Streisand: PartnersStreisand: Partners
(Columbia - new on CD/iTunes)
Barbra Streisand and 12 duets with male vocalists. "It Had To Be You" (Michael Bublé), "People" (Stevie Wonder), "Come Rain Or Come Shine" (John Mayer), "Evergreen" (Babyface), "New York State Of Mind" (Billy Joel), "I'd Want It To Be You" (Blake Shelton), "The Way We Were" (Lionel Richie), "I Still Can See Your Face" (Andrea Bocelli), "How Deep Is The Ocean?" (Jason Gould), "What Kind Of Fool" (John Legend), "Somewhere" (Josh Groban), "Love Me Tender" (Elvis Presley).

On the Town OLCOn the Town OLC
(Masterworks Broadway - on CD-R/digital)Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green score. Elliott Gould, Don McKay, Carol Arthur, Andrea Jaffe and Gillian Lewis. "Opening: I Feel Like I'm Not out of Bed Yet / New York, New York / Miss Subways," "Taxi Number: Come Up to My Place," "Carried Away," "Lonely Town / Dance: Lonely Town," "I Can Cook Too," "Lucky to Be Me," "Dance: Times Square (Finale Act I)," "Night Club Sequence: So Long Baby / I Wish I Was Dead / You Got Me," "Dance: Imaginary Coney Island," "Some Other Time," "Real Coney Island, Finale." CD-R available at and

September 22, 2014

Sondheim and Lloyd-WebberSondheim and Lloyd-Webber: The New Musical
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Paperback reissue. By Stephen Citron. Third volume of the Great Songwriters series. The artists' works are clarified and put into context with their contemporaries. Quadruple chronology that reveal Sondheim's and Lloyd-Webber's lives within the scope of world events, copious quotations from their works, and many illustrations.

WordsmithsThe Wordsmiths: Oscar Hammerstein 2nd and Alan Jay Lerner
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Reissue of 1995 book by Stephen Citron. Analyses of lyrics and insights into plots and dialogue, plus a mini-reference with photographs of notable productions and of the artists. Also included, a complete list of works, extensive bibliography, and chronology of Hammerstein's and Lerner's lives in relation to events in the world and musical theater. 464 pages.

September 23, 2014

Duo!Duo!: The Best Scenes for Mature Actors
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Stephen Fife. From plays including Long Day's Journey into Night, Death of a Salesman, The Price, Glengarry Glen Ross, Fences, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , and more recent August: Osage County, Good People, God of Carnage . Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Simon Gray, and Peter Nichols.

Stage Fright soundtrackStage Fright
(Lakeshore Records - new on CD)
Soundtrack for new movie musical comedy that "that mixes heavy metal rock with a full orchestral sound." Performances by Meat Loaf, Minnie Driver, Allie MacDonald and the Metal Killer. Music and lyrics by Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion. Film was released on Blu-ray on July 8.

Tamar of the RiverTamar of the River
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Prospect Theatre cast recording of score by Marisa Michelson and Joshua H. Cohen. Margo Seibert, Ako, Erik Lochtefeld, Mike Longo, Vince B. Vincent, Jen Anaya, Adam Bashian, Margot Bassett, Troy Burton, Tamrin Goldberg, Mary Kate Morrissey, Jeremy Greenbaum (The Fantasticks) and Aaron Komo. Recorded 3/31/14.

Two BoysTwo Boys
(Nonesuch - new on 2 CDs)
Nico Muhly opera recorded live at Metropolitan Opera. David Robertson conductor; libretto by Craig Lucas; directed by Barlett Sher. Alice Coote, Paul Appleby, Jennifer Zetlan, Caitlin Lynch, Sandra Piques Eddy, Judith Forst, Christopher Bolduc and Keith Miller.

September 24, 2014

An IliadAn Iliad
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, adapted from Homer's Iliad by Robert Fagles.

September 25, 2014

American MusicalsAmerican Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of 16 Broadway Classics, 1927-1969 Boxed Set
(Library of Congress - Hardcover Book)
Two-volume set by Laurence Masion (The South Pacific Companion, Broadway: The American Musical, Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds). Based on new research, presenting the complete libretto of each musical in its Broadway opening night version. Show Boat, As Thousands Cheer, Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, On the Town, Finian's Rainbow, Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, The Pajama Game, My Fair Lady, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, 1776. Includes hard-to-find or previously unpublished supplementary items, lyrics, and songs cut or added in revivals. 64 pages of photographs and other images drawn from the original productions; biographical sketches of the book writers and lyricists; cast lists and other information about the shows' Broadway openings; detailed accounts of the path each show took on the road to Broadway; 16 full-color postcards reproducing the original show posters. 1600 pages.

American Musicals 1927-1949American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics, 1927-1949
(Library of Congress - Hardcover Book)
By Laurence Masion (The South Pacific Companion, Broadway: The American Musical, Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds). Show Boat, As Thousands Cheer, Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, On the Town, Finian's Rainbow, Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific. Includes hard-to-find or previously unpublished supplementary items, lyrics, and songs cut or added in revivals. 32 pages of photographs and other images drawn from the original productions; biographical sketches of the book writers and lyricists; cast lists and other information about the shows' Broadway openings; detailed accounts of the path each show took on the road to Broadway. 800 pages

American Musicals 1950-1969American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics, 1950-1969
(Library of Congress - Hardcover Book)
By Laurence Masion (The South Pacific Companion, Broadway: The American Musical, Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds). Guys and Dolls, The Pajama Game, My Fair Lady, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, 1776. Includes hard-to-find or previously unpublished supplementary items, lyrics, and songs cut or added in revivals. 32 pages of photographs and other images drawn from the original productions; biographical sketches of the book writers and lyricists; cast lists and other information about the shows' Broadway openings; detailed accounts of the path each show took on the road to Broadway. 800 pages

September 29, 2014

Tess of the D'UrbervillesTess of the D'Urbervilles Original Cast Recording
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Stephen Edwards/Justin Fleming score. Based on the Thomas Hardy book. UK cast. Includes the full length album with highlights from the complete unreleased studio cast recording, and the original 6 track EP by the Original London Cast. OLC: Philippa Healey, Alasdair Harvey, Jonathan Monks. Studio Cast: Eliza Lumley, Heather Craney, Deborah Stokes, Cathy Sara, Mark Umbers, Martin Crewes. Recorded at Angel Studios, London – October 14th, 1999. OLC: "Who's Spinning the Wheel?," "Do I Love Her?," "Guide, Philosopher and Friend," "Save My Soul," "Leaving the Past Behind," "I Have Your Love; Studio Cast: "Water Meadows," "I'd Marry Him Tomorrow," "Can I Trust Him?," "In the Twilight of the Morning," "The Wedding," "I Fear His Gaze," "Chaseborough Market," "The Old Chase Wood," "Sorrow," "Birds of the North Star," "Threshing Field," "Come Back to Me," "River of Regret," "Angel Returns," "Stonehenge." Currently pre-ordering at and Dress Circle
. Should be available as an Amazon import soon.

September 30, 2014

The FlickThe Flick
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Annie Baker play. Presented at Playwrights Horizons in spring 2013. 200 pages.

Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway
(Univ Press of Florida - Hardcover Book)
Memoir by dancer Lee Wilson (Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Hello Dolly!, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown). Her life and career, plus her view of the dance world and those in it, such as George Balanchine, Rosella Hightower, Erik Bruhn, and Rudolf Nureyev.

Eydie GormeSince I Fell for You: Eydie Gorme
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1981 album, CD reissue with six bonus tracks. "Since I Fell for You," "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," "You re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You," "Come In from the Rain," "Send in the Clowns," "What ll I Do," "God Bless the Child," "The First Time," "Round Midnight," "But He Was Good for Me," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Like Someone in Love," "Didn t We," "If," "Don t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," "Would You Believe." Arrangements by Don Costa, Michel Legrand, Peter Matz, Jack Elliot and Nelson Riddle. Also being released, a 1970s Edye Gorme twofer of Tonight I'll Say a Prayer/It Was a Good Time albums.

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

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

October 2, 2014

Old VicThe Old Vic: The Story of a Great Theatre - From Kean to Olivier to Spacey
(Faber & Faber - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)By Terry Coleman. 240 pages.

October 7, 2014

Drama HighDrama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater
(Riverhead Trade - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Paperback version of Michael Sokolove 2013 book about Levittown, Pennsylvania's Harry S Truman High School and its drama director Lou Volpe. 368 pages.

HamHam: Slices of a Life: True Life Tales
(Gallery Books - Paperback Book)
Collection of 16 personal essays by Sam Harris.

Holiday Inn Blu-rayHoliday Inn (Blu-ray + Digital HD with UltraViolet)
(Universal Studios - new Blu-ray)
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire 1942 holiday classic. Includes: digital copy; UltraViolet; A Couple of Song and Dance Men; All-Singing All-Dancing; feature commentary by Ken Barnes including archive audio comments from Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, and John Scott Trotter; theatrical trailer; Coloring a Classic.

Oklahoma! Blu-rayOklahoma! Blu-ray
(Fox Home Entertainment - new Blu-ray/DVD/Digital)
Single release from the recent Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection set. With Todd-AO restoration and CinemaScope versions. Also being release from the same set, The King and I and South Pacific.

(New World Records - new on 2 CDs)
First recording of the complete score in its original orchestrations by Kern's orchestrator-of-choice, Robert Russell Bennett. Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach score. Conducted by Rob Berman. Kim Criswell, Annalene Beechey, Jason Graae, Diana Montague, Patrick Cummings, Laura Daniels, Jeanne Lehman, John Molloy, Eamonn Mulhall, Tally Sessions. Disc: 1: "Let's Begin," "Lindy Hop," "Madrigal," "You're Devastating," Dialogue 1, "Finaletto," Dialogue 2, "You're Devastating: Stephanie's Reprise," Dialogue 3, "Yesterdays," Dialogue 4, Dialogue 5, "Something Had to Happen," "Rhapsody in Prose," Dialogue 6, "The Touch of Your Hand," "Scene and Trio," "Scene and Sidonie's Reprise," "Opening of Scene 4," "Fashion Show," "I'll Be Hard To Handle," "Yesterdays Dance," "Act One Finale"; Disc: 2, "Entr'Acte," "Hot Spot," Dialogue 7, Scene: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Dialogue 8, "Let's Begin: Reprise 1," "Dance Scene," Dialogue 9, "Something Had to Happen: Reprise," Dialogue 10, "Let's Begin: Reprise 2 and Sewing DeptDance," "Don't Ask Me Not to Sing," "The Touch of Your Hand: Party Performance," "Scene Change," "Wardrobe Scene," "Clementina," "Reprises: I'll Be Hard to Handle & Let's Begin," "Finale Ultimo," "Appendix: Armful of Trouble," "Appendix: I Won't Dance," "Appendix: Lovely to Look At," "Exit Music," "Song: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."

Sleeping BeautySleeping Beauty: Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection
(Disney - new on 2 CDs)
Disc one: the original soundtrack; Disc two, new Lost Chords collection: Outtakes "It Happens I Have a Picture," "Riddle, Diddle, One, Two, Three," and "Evil, Evil performed by voices including Hans Conried Verna Felton, Barbara Jo Allen and Bill Thompson, and new renditions of those sung by Dennis Kyle, Randy Crenshaw, Cindy Robinson and Kevin Michael Richardson; two album-version songs from Sleeping Beauty, Disneyland, "Blue Bird / I Wonder" and "Woodland Symphony / Once Upon a Dream" performed by Mary Costa and Bill Lee; "Sleeping Beauty Overture " and "Love Theme from Sleeping Beauty from Disney's 1961 The Parent Trap.

October 14, 2014

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

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

Playbill Broadway Yearbook 2013-2014The Playbill Broadway Yearbook: June 2013 to May 2014: Tenth Annual Edition
(Playbill Books/Applause Books - new hardcover book)
Information, photos (more than 4,000, many in color) and memorabilia from the entire 2013-2014 Broadway season (the more than 70 Broadway shows that ran during the season), plus coverage of many other events, including "Gypsy of the Year," "Broadway Bares," "Forbidden Broadway," and the annual Broadway League softball championship players, and reports from a representative of each show on opening night presents, daily rituals, celebrity visits, ghostly encounters, favorite health tips and regimens, memorable ad-libs, etc. 400 pages.

October 15, 2014

OliverOliver!: A Dickensian Musical
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
Marc Napolitano writes of how Oliver!'s popularity has made a significant influence on two cultural trends: the view of the culture text of Dickens's Oliver Twist and to move the English musical forward

October 16, 2014

London StageThe London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
Second and updated edition of book in series by J.P. Wearing. Chronological calendar of more than 3,100 productions at 52 major central London theatres from the first of January, 1950, through the 31st of December, 1959. during this period. For each production: Title, Author, Theatre, Performers, Personnel, Opening and Closing Dates, Number of Performances. Other details include genre of the production, number of acts, and a list of reviews. Comment section includes other interesting information, such as plot description, first-night reception by the audience, noteworthy performances, staging elements, and details of performances in New York either prior to or after the London production.

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.

October 21, 2014

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

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

October 28, 2014

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

My Dream Duets: Barry Manilow
(Verve - new on CD)
Barry sings with late singers including John Denver, Judy Garland, Dusty Springfield, Louis Armstrong and Whitney Houston.

November 1, 2014

Strictly Hollywood Poster PackPoster Pack: Strictly Hollywood
(Carlton Publishing - Paperback)
Eight posters, some full color and some black and white: Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in An American in Paris; Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time; Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly in High Society; Betty Garrett, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, Gene Kelly, Jules Munshin, and Vera Ellen in On the Town; Marge and Gower Champion in Show Boat; Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain; The Jets dancing in West Side Story; and Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in Funny Face. 8 pages; 12.7 x 5.3 inches.

November 4, 2014

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

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

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

November 7, 2014

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

November 11, 2014

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.

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

Ming 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. 400 pages.

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

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

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

November 20, 2014

Behind 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. 256 pages.

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

ChurchillThe Theatre of Caryl Churchill (Critical Companions)
(Bloomsbury Methuen - Paperback Book)
By R. Darren Gobert. Documents and analyses the major plays and productions of one of Britain’s greatest and most innovative playwrights, drawing on hundreds of never-before-seen archival sources from the US and the UK.

December 5, 2014

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

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

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

(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 15, 2014

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

December 16, 2014

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

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.

January 2015, no release date

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

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

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

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 22, 2015

You 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.

No release date set

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

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

Calendar Dream: Andrea McArdle
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
13 new songs from an assortment of writers "one for each month of the year and one about a year in the life of a woman facing a new and unexpected adventure."

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

Barbara Cook at Avery Fisher Hall
November 2007/January 2008 concert.

Barbra Streisand Duets album
(new on CD)
2nd album of duets.

Barbra Streisand DVD set
(Columbia - 12 DVD set)
To feature "never-before-seen footage directly from Barbra's archives, as well as milestones from her illustrious career."

Best Plays 2008-2009The Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2008-2009
(Limelight Editions - Hardcover Book)
Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, Editor. The 10 New York premieres honored are Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo; Billy Elliot by Lee Hall and Elton John; Blasted by Sarah Kane; The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh; God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza; The Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson; reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute; Ruined, by Lynn Nottage; 33 Variations by Moises Kaufman; and Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang. Special Citation: [title of show] by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell.

Big Bang
(Original Cast Records - on CD)

The Black Monk
(new on iTunes/CD)
Off-Broadway cast recording of Wendy Kesselman score. Recorded May 25, 2009. Austin Pendleton, Elon Rutberg, Julie Craig, and Scott Robertson.

Boobs! The Musical
(MOL - new on CD)
New York cast album of Ruth Wallis revue.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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."

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

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.

Miss Saigon new London cast
(First Night - new on CD)
Live recording of 2014 London revival cast.

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.

Robert Goulet on BroadwayRobert Goulet on Broadway
(Masterworks - new digital download)
"Come Back to Me," "Dear Love," "Hello Dolly," "If I Ruled the World," "Long Ago and Far Away," "Look For Small Pleasure," "Night Song," "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," "People," "She Touched Me," "Sunrise Sunset," "Who Can I Turn To."

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

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

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

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

2014 Tony Awards Show

2015 On Broadway Wall Calendar

Aaron Weinstein: Lucky Day Digital

Adventures of Ichabod & Mr Toad / Fun & Fancy Free Blu-ray set

Ahrens & Flaherty: Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live at 54 BELOW

Aladdin OBC

Aladdin - Broadway Musical: Vocal Selections Songbook

Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters Book

All the Way: A Play Book

Andrew Lippa Songbook Book

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical OBC

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical OBC Vinyl

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical: Vocal Selections

Bedknobs & Broomsticks Blu-ray Special Edition

Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War Book

Best of Idina Menzel Songbook

Broadway Theatre Archive: Great Performances: Set 1 - Death of a Salesman, For Colored Girls, Uncommon Women, Alice at the Palace DVD set

Bullets Over Broadway OBC

Centennial Summer Soundtrack

The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals Book

The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals

David Campbell Sings John Bucchino Import

Debby Boone: Swing This

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

Don't Call Me Mama Anymore; Plus Rarities - Her Final Recordings

Dorothy Parker: Complete Broadway, 1918-1923 Book

Duet: Ian Herman & Sean Harkness Digital

The Essential Jacques Demy Blu-ray Set

Evangeline Charlottetown Festival cast

Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice Digital

A Field Guide to Actor Training: Navigating Acting Methods, Studio Classes, Private Training, and Graduate and Undergraduate Programs Book

Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! new Off Broadway Cast

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder OBC

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

La Grosse Valse

Gypsy Piccadilly Theatre 1973 Repro Folio Poster

Heathers Original Off-Broadway cast

Hedwig and the Angry Inch OBC

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Broadway Edition Libretto

Hercules Blu-ray Special Edition

From Here to Eternity: The Musical OLC

Here Lies Love

Himself and Nora

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

I Joke Too Much: The Theatre Director's Tale Book

I Like Men: Rebecca Kilgore with the Harry Allen Quartet

If/Then OBC

Jersey Boys: Music From Motion Picture and Broadway Show

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill OBC

Little Foxes DVD

Lost Broadway and More, Volume 6: Jerome Kern

Love's Labour's Lost

Molly Ryan: Swing for Your Supper! Digital

Nick Ziobro: A Lot of Livin' to Do

The Open House Will Eno play

Outside Mullingar Play/book

The Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies (Oxford Handbooks)

Perfect Picture: But Was All This Real?

The Robber Bridegroom OBC Digital

Rocky OBC recording

Rocky: Vocal Selections - Vocal Line with Piano Accompaniment Book

A Second Chance Original Cast Recording

Separate Tables Blu-ray

Shaggs: Philosophy of the World Off-Broadway cast

Sheldon Harnick & Others: Hidden Treasures, 1949-2013

Show Boat (1936) DVD

Six by Sondheim Streaming video

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

A Trip To Bountiful DVD

Violet OBC

West Side Story Live with San Francisco Symphony

Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood/Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad Soundtrack

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