"Come to Me Bend to Me," "If You Go Away," "Blue Skies," "Throw It Away," "Lazy Afternoon," "Bewitched," "This Nearly Was Mine," "Body and Soul," "Comin Back to Me," "Dreamsville," "Take It with Me When I Go," "Where Time Stands Still." Talkin' Broadway - Sound Advice: Cast Recordings & Books - Schedule of Upcoming Releases

Schedule of Cast Recordings and Theatre Upcoming Releases

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

Idina Menzel Holiday WishesIdina Menzel: Holiday Wishes

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

RobertaRoberta 2 CDs

Barbra Streisand PhotoStreisand: In the Camera Eye Book

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

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Ann Hampton CallawayAnn Hampton Callaway - From Sassy To Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project
(Shanachie - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. "Introduction," "I'm Gonna Live 'Till I Die," "A Night In Tunisia (Interlude)," "Misty," "In A Mellow Tone," "Chelsea Bridge," "Whatever Lola Wants," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Mean To Me," "Wave," "Send In The Clowns," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love/That's All," "Un Bel Di/Poor Butterfly."

Betty BuckleyBetty Buckley: Ghostlight
(Palmetto Records/MRI - new on CD/mp3/iTunes/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. "Come to Me Bend to Me," "If You Go Away," "Blue Skies," "Throw It Away," "Lazy Afternoon," "Bewitched," "This Nearly Was Mine," "Body and Soul," "Comin Back to Me," "Dreamsville," "Take It with Me When I Go," "Where Time Stands Still." 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 FlickThe Flick
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Annie Baker play. Presented at Playwrights Horizons in spring 2013. 200 pages.

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

PosterInto the Woods Phoenix Theatre Repro framed folio poster

(new poster)
Reproduction poster from the original London production of 1990. Printed on top gloss poster paper. Ready framed: length 50cm / width 30cm. Limited number. Available at Dress Circle

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.

Joyce Breach with Mike RenziMoments Like This: by Joyce Breach with Mike Renzi
(new on CD/digital)
With Jay Leonhart, Buddy Williams, Harry Allen, Jay Berliner. "A Journey to a Star," "I Like You, You're Nice," "Moments Like This," "I'm in Love Again," "(There Ought to Be A) Moonlight Saving Time," "Waiting for the Train to Come In," "Dancing On a Dime," "They Say It's Wonderful," "Sunday Afternoon," "I'll Only Miss Him When I Think of Him," "Inside a Silent Tear," "Where Can I Go Without You?," "That's for Me," "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)." Sample clips, tracks, CD and digital album available at CD Baby.

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.

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.

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.

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/mp3/vinyl/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). Vinyl version also includes a CD.

On the Town OLCOn the Town OLC
(Masterworks Broadway - on CD-R/mp3/iTunes)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 MasterworksBroadway.com and ArkivMusic.com.

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

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.

The InnocentsThe Innocents Blu-ray
(Criterion Collection - new Blu-ray)
1961 film based on the Henry James novella "Turn of the Screw" and the 1950 Broadway play written by William Archibald, who wrote the screenplay with Truman Capote. Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Pamela Franklin, Clytie Jessop, Isla Cameron. Directed by Jack Clayton. New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray; audio commentary featuring cultural historian Christopher Frayling; new interview with cinematographer John Bailey on director of photography Freddie Francis and the look of the film; archival interviews with editor James Clark, Francis, and script supervisor Pamela Francis; trailer. Also included: essay by critic Maitland McDonagh. 100 minutes.

Kerry EllisKE: Kerry Ellis
(new import CD/mp3 now/iTunes now)
UK (My Fair Lady, We Will Rock You) and Broadway (Wicked) actress. Features songs from her recent stage show at the London Palladium. "Let It Go," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Take That Look Off Your Face," "As Long As He Needs Me," "Who Will Buy," "Street Where You Live," "I Dreamed a Dream," "The Way We Were," "Gimme Love," "Alfie," "Time Of My Life." Also available directly from the UK at Dress Circle

Stage Fright soundtrackStage Fright
(Lakeshore Records - new on CD/mp3 now/iTunes now)
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.

The Last ShipSting: The Last Ship
(Cherry Tree - new on DVD)
Live at the Public Theater recording broadcast on PBS. Sting, Rob Mathes, Kathryn Tickell and others perform songs from the album and upcoming Broadway show. 83 minutes.

Tamar of the RiverTamar of the River
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CDiTunes)
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/iTunes)
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.

(Ghostlight - new on CD/Digital)
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. CD pre-ordering at Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom.

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.

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

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 30, 2014

Dave KozDave Koz & Friends: The 25th Of December
(Concord Records - new on CD)
Saxophonist Dave Koz with guest singers. "The First Noel," "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (featuring Johnny Mathis), "This Christmas" (featuring Eric Benet), "Do You Hear What I Hear" (featuring Gloria Estefan), "My Grown Up Christmas List" (featuring Heather Headley), "Another Silent Night" (featuring Richard Marx), "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (featuring Kenny G), "The 25th of December" (featuring BeBe Winans), "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" (featuring India.Aire)" (featuring Trombone Shorty), "O Holy Night" (featuring Jonathan Butler), "Medley: O Come All Ye Faithful / Angels We Have Heard On High / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (featuring Fantasia), "All You Need Is Love" (featuring Eric Benet)" (featuring Johnny Mathis)" (featuring Heather Headley)" (featuring Richard Marx)" (featuring Jonathan Butler)" (featuring Maysa)" (featuring BeBe Winans)" (featuring Gloria Estefan)" (featuring Stevie Wonder).

Holiday for Swing: Seth McfarlaneHoliday for Swing: Seth MacFarlane
(Universal Republic - new on CD)
Seth McFarlane's first holiday album. Arranger and producer Joey McNeely and a 52-piece orchestra. Recorded at the Abbey Road Studios. Musicians in the orchestra include Peter Erskine on the drums and former Frank Sinatra bassist Chuck Berghoffer. "Let It Snow," "Christmas Dreaming," "I ll Be Home For Christmas," "Little Jack Frost Get Lost," "Snow," "Marshmallow World," "What Are You Doing New Years Eve," "Baby It's Cold Outside," "Mele Kalikimaka," "Warm December," "Moonlight In Vermont," "Everybody's Waiting For The Man With The Bag," "The Christmas Song."

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.

Don't Bother to KnockShepley Metcalf & Ron Roy: Don't Bother to Knock
(new on CD)
Features one standard and thirteen charming songs from the 1930s to '50s that have been rarely recorded since their debut.

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

Tess of the D'UrbervillesTess of the D'Urbervilles Original Cast Recording
(Stage Door Records - new import 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." Also available directly from the UK on 9/29 at StageDoorRecords.com and Dress Circle
. Should be available as an Amazon import soon.

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. In black and white, and a colorized version. 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.

Jim Brickman ChristmasJim Brickman: On a Winter's Night: The Songs and Spirit of Christmas
(Green Hill - Amazon exclusive CD)
Pianist Jim Brickman with Kenny Rogers, John Oates, Jana Kramer, Anne Cochran, John Trones and Tracy Silverman. "Joy to the Night," "All I Want for Christmas Is You," "That Silent Night (featuring Kenny Rogers)," "Away in a Manger/Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella," "Bethlehem Sunrise," "I Wish It Was Christmas All Year (featuring Anne Cochran)," "Blue Christmas," "Ol Saint Nick," "Night Before Christmas (featuring John Oates)," "Christmas in Brazil (featuring Tracy Silverman)," "Holly, Ivy & Mistletoe," "A Celtic Night (Oiche Nuin) (featuring Orla Fallon & John Trones)," "Roses in December," "Through the Night," Bonus Track "Clouds (tribute to Zach Sobiech, featuring Jana Kramer).

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.

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.

(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

FlemingChristmas 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).

Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi: Playing with Redemption
(Breaking Glass Pictures - new on DVD)
Feature documentary focusing on Terrence McNally's controversial Off-Broadway play, which imagines Jesus as a gay man living in Corpus Christi, Texas. Follows the troupe, Terrence, and audiences around the world on a five-year journey, where voices of protest and support collide on one of the central issues facing the LGBT community: religion. The play originally opened at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1998. 78 minutes.

Easy Come Easy Go: The Music of Johnny Green
(LML Music - new on CD)
Linda Kosut album.

Idina Menzel Holiday WishesIdina Menzel: Holiday Wishes
(Warner Bros. - new on CD)
Tracks include "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "River."

White Christmas Diamond Blu-ray setIrving Berlin's White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Edition
(Paramount - new Blu-ray/DVD set)
1954 musical film. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Jagger, Vera-Ellen, Mary Wickes. Details to come.

Let the Season In: Mormon Tabernacle Choir
(new on CD)
New holiday album with the Choir, Deborah Voigt and voice actor John Rhys-Davies. Music that celebrates the work of Charles Dickens.

A Feinstein ChristmasA Michael Feinstein Christmas
(Concord Jazz - new on CD)

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.

And the World Goes RoundAnd the World Goes Round
(Kritzerland - new on 2 CDs)
New studio cast recording of the complete show. Kander & Ebb score. Brent Barrett, Kyra Da Costa, Jason Graae, Christiane Noll and Kristin Towers-Rowles. Musical direction by Joshua Eli Kranz. Produced by Bruce Kimmel. Also includes the various playoffs for some songs. Disc One: "And the World Goes Round," "Yes," "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup," "The Happy Time," "Colored Lights," "Sara Lee," "Arthur in the Afternoon," "Crossover#1," "My Coloring Book," "I Don’t Remember You/Sometimes a Day Goes By," "And All That Jazz," "Class," "Mr. Cellophane," "Me and My Baby," "There Goes the Ballgame," "How Lucky Can You Get?," "The Rink"; Disc Two: "Entr’acte," "Ring Them Bells," "Kiss of the Spiderwoman," "Only Love," "Marry Me," "A Quiet Thing," "Shoes Dance," "Pain," "The Grass Is Always Greener/The Grass Is Always Greener (reprise)," "Crossover #2," "We Can Make It/Maybe This Time/Isn’t It Better?," "Crossover #3," "Money, Money," "Cabaret," "New York, New York," "And the World Goes Round Finale," "New York New York Bows," "And All That Jazz" play-off, "Me and My Baby" play-off, "Ring Them Bells" play-off, "Shoes Dance Tag" play-off, "Pain" play-off, "Money, Money" play-off. Pre-ordering at Kritzerland.com

October 28, 2014

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

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.

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.

Rosemary Clooney: White ChristmasRosemary Clooney: Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Expanded Edition)
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
From the Columbia album plus a previously unreleased bonus duet between Rosie and Bing on "Silver Bells" pulled from The Bing Crosby for General Electric radio show, and six other bonus tracks from Rosie's appearances on various CBS radio shows (all but one never before released), all remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York. Liner notes by Clooney expert Tom Pickles, with photos. "White Christmas," "Mandy," "Snow," "Gee, I Wish I Was Back in the Army," "Love, You Didn t Do Right by Me," "Sisters (with Betty Clooney)," "The Best Things Happen When You re Dancing," "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Happy Christmas, Little Friend," "Home for the Holidays," "Jingle Bells," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "The Christmas Song," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Silver Bells" (with Bing Crosby).

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.

Robert Goulet Complete ChristmasRobert Goulet: The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Goulet's two previously out of print Columbia Christmas albums (1963 This Christmas I Spend with You and 1968 Robert Goulet's Wonderful World of Christmas), remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in New York, plus five rare bonus tracks: three rare duets he recorded with his wife Carol Lawrence for a series of albums released by Columbia Special Products for such clients as Goodyear Tire and Beneficial Financial, plus both sides of a promotional-only single he recorded for the Christmas Seals charity. Liner notes by Joe Marchese and photos. "This Christmas I Spend with You," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "December Time," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "The Christmas Song," "Silver Bells," "Winter Wonderland," "White Christmas," "O Holy Night," "Panis Angelicus," "Ave Maria," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Hurry Home for Christmas," "Wonderful World of Christmas," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Christmas Day," "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays," "Sleigh Ride," "Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep," "The Little Drummer Boy," "On This Noel," "He's Gonna Take Away Our Christmas," "The Christmas Waltz," "This Christmas I Spend with You (Mono Single Version)," "White Christmas (Mono Single Version)," "The Christmas Waltz" (with Carol Lawrence), "Angels We Have Heard on High" (with Carol Lawrence), "Carol of the Bells" (with Carol Lawrence).

Southern Baptist SissiesSouthern Baptist Sissies
(Breaking Glass Pictures - new on DVD)
2013 film based on Del Shores' award-winning play. Emerson Collins, Leslie Jordan, , Matthew Scott Montgomery, Bobbie Eakes and Willam Belli.

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).

Jersey Boys Blu-rayJersey Boys
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack/DVD+UltraViolet)
2014 film based on the Broadway musical. John Lloyd Young, Christopher Walken, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza. Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Special features: From Broadway to the Big Screen featurette; Too Good to Be True featurette; "Oh, What A Night" To Remember.

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).

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

November 18, 2014

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.

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

Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home
(Concord - new on DVD & CD)
Live recording from November 28 PBS special Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home, part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.

November 20, 2014

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.

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 2, 2014

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.

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.

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.

Miss SaigonThe Definitive Miss Saigon Live Recording
(First Night/Polydor - new import on 2 CDs)
Live recording of Claude-Michel Schönberg/Alain Boublil score. 2014 London revival cast. Jon Jon Briones, Rachelle Ann Go, Hugh Maynard, Alistair Brammer, Eva Noblezada, Kwang-Ho, Tamsin Carroll. Disc: 1: "Overture," "The Dance," "Why God Why?," "This Money's Yours," "Sun And Moon," "Asking For Leave," "The Deal," "The Wedding Ceremony," "Thuy's Intervention," "Last Night Of The World," "The Morning Of The Dragon," "I Still Believe," "Coo-Coo Princess," "You Will Not Touch Him," "If You Want To Die In Bed," "Kim & Engineer," "I'd Give My Life For You"; Disc: 2: "Entr'acte -," "Bui Doi," "The Revelation," "What A Waste," "Too Much For One Heart," "Kim's Nightmare," "Sun And Moon (Reprise)," "Room 317," "Maybe," "The Confrontation," "Paper Dragons," "The American Dream," "Little God Of My Heart." Also, in the U.K. at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.

HighlightsThe Definitive Miss Saigon Live Recording Highlights
(First Night/Polydor - new import CD)
Highlights disc of live recording of 2014 London revival cast performing the Claude-Michel Schönberg/Alain Boublil score. Jon Jon Briones, Rachelle Ann Go, Hugh Maynard, Alistair Brammer, Eva Noblezada, Kwang-Ho, Tamsin Carroll.

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.

Pageantnew 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. A portion of the cost crowd-funding at Indiegogo.

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.

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Selected Recently Released (CDs, unless otherwise noted):
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2014 Tony Awards Show

2015 On Broadway Wall Calendar

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

Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters Book

All That Jazz Blu-ray

All the Way: A Play Book

Andrew Lippa Songbook Book

The Assembled Parties, Becoming Dr. Ruth, A Free Man of Color, Lucky Guy Plays

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical OBC

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical OBC Vinyl

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

The Best American Short Plays 2012-2013 Book

Bring Back Birdie Digital

Breakfast At Tiffany's Digital

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

Brownstone - The Musical - Digital

Bullets Over Broadway OBC

The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals Book

The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals

The Confidence Man Digital

David Campbell Sings John Bucchino Import

Debby Boone: Swing This

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

A Doll's Life Digital

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

Dorothy Parker: Complete Broadway, 1918-1923 Book

Duet: Ian Herman & Sean Harkness Digital

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

Grind: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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

Is There Life After High School? Digital

Jersey Boys: Music From Motion Picture and Broadway Show

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

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill OBC

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Blu-ray

Linda (Eder) Live

The London Stage 1940-1949: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel Book

Lost Broadway and More, Volume 6: Jerome Kern

Love's Labour's Lost

Mary Poppins: The Legacy Collection CD set

Molly Ryan: Swing for Your Supper! Digital

Nevertheless: The Kalmar and Ruby Songbook

Nick Ziobro: A Lot of Livin' to Do

Noël Coward Off the Record: Steve Ross and Friends - Digital

The Normal Heart Blu-ray

Oh Brother! Digital

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?

Prettybelle Digital

The Robber Bridegroom OBC Digital

Rocky OBC recording

Rocky: Vocal Selections - Vocal Line with Piano Accompaniment Book

Roslyn Kind: Give Me You/This is Roslyn Kind

A Second Chance Original Cast Recording

Sheldon Harnick & Others: Hidden Treasures, 1949-2013

Show Boat (1936) DVD

Sir Laurence Olivier's Shakespeare Collection DVD set

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

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

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