Schedule of Cast Recordings and Theatre Upcoming Releases


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

Bridges OBCThe Bridges of Madison County OBC

Bullets Over Broadway OBC

Here Lies LoveHere Lies Love

VioletViolet OBC

If/ThenIf/Then OBC

BeautifulBeautiful: The Carole King Musical OBC

AladdinAladdin OBC

RockyRocky OBC recording

One Touch of VenusOne Touch of Venus Studio Cast Recording

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

Cinderella CompleteRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical

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


Updated 4/19/14

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Billy's BackBilly's Back on Broadway
(Concord - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Billy Porter sings showtunes: "But The World Goes 'Round," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "On The Street Where You Live," "I've Gotta Be Me," "I'm Not My Father s Son," "Happy Days/Get Happy" (duet with Cyndi Lauper), "Luck Be A Lady," "Take The Moment," "I Am Changing."

Black NativityBlack Nativity Blu-ray
(Fox - new Blu-ray/DVD)
2013 musical film based on the Langston Hughes play. Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore, Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett. 93 minutes.

Bridges OBCThe Bridges of Madison County Digital
(Ghostlight Records - new at iTunes)
Jason Robert Brown. Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale, Hunter Foster, Cass Morgan. "To Build a Home," "Home Before You Know It," "Temporarily Lost," "What Do You Call a Man Like That?," "You’re Never Alone," "Another Life," "Wondering," "Look At Me," "The World Inside a Frame," "Something From a Dream," "Get Closer," "Falling Into You," "State Road 21," "Who We Are And Who We Want To Be," "Almost Real," "Before and After You," "One Second and a Million Miles," "When I’m Gone," "It All Fades Away," "Always Better." Recorded March 3. CD to be released May 20.

1960s Broadway MusicalsThe Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals
(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - Hardcover Book)
By Dan Dietz. Detailed examination of every musical and revue which opened on Broadway during the 1960s. Also covers revivals, one-man and one-woman shows. Each entry includes: Opening and closing dates; Plot summaries; Cast members; Number of performances; Names of all important personnel including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors; Musical numbers and the names of performers who introduced the songs; Production data, including information about tryouts; Source material; Critical commentary; Tony awards and nominations; Details about London and other foreign productions. Appendices include a discography, film and television versions, published scripts, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and lists of productions by the New York City Center Light Opera Company, the New York City Opera Company, and the Music Theatre of Lincoln Center. 784 pages.

Julie BuddJulie Budd: They Wrote the Songs
(Emerald Music - new on CD and mp3/iTunes)
From her recent club act. "Home," "Love Me Do," "Perfect," "Let Me Try Again," "Kindred Spirits," "Newley Medley: Who Can I Turn To, What Kind Of Fool Am I / For Once in a Life Time / If I Ruled the World," "Reprise Home." Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby (and at Amazon, at a higher price).

Marriate Type LoveMarriage Type Love: Shirley Jones, Jack Cassidy
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new CD-R/digital)
Announced and recorded in 1959, but never released. With Marty Gold and His Orchestra. "Marriage Type Love" (Richard Rodgers), "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" (Jimmy McHugh), "It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House" (Harold Spina), "When We're Alone" (Val Burton), "You'll Never Know" (Harry Warren), "Love and Marriage" (James Van Heusen), "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin), "My Darling, My Darling" (Frank Loesser), "Love Is the Reason" (Arthur Schwartz), "I Married an Angel" (Richard Rodgers), "I Love You" (Cole Porter), "Two Sleepy People" (Hoagy Carmichael). April 15 at MasterworksBroadway.com, April 29 at ArkivMusic.

SchwartzThe Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartz: From Godspell to Wicked and Beyond
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Paul R. Laird. Based on interviews with Schwartz and his collaborators. Topics: Schwartz' major shows and other projects. Focuses on the process of collaboration and a descriptive analysis of music and lyrics.


April 22, 2014

Alfie Boe - TrustAlfie Boe - Trust U.S. Release
(Decca - new on CD/iTunes)
Newest album from English tenor/musical theatre performer (Les Miserables, La Boheme). "Keep Me In Your Heart," "Many Rivers To Cross," "You've Got A Friend," "If You Go Away," "Trust," "God Give Me Strength," "Glory Glory Hallelujah," "Georgia On My Mind," "Forever Young," "Rosie," "The Dimming Of The Day" (with Shawn Colvin), "Danny Boy." Released in 2013 in the U.K.

Here Lies LoveHere Lies Love
(Nonesuch - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
New cast recording of Public Theatre musical. David Byrne/Fatboy Slim score. Natalie Cortez, Melody Butiu, Jose Llana, Jeigh Madjus, Ruthie Ann Miles, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Conrad Ricamora. "American Troglodyte," "Here Lies Love," "Child of the Philippines," "Opposite Attraction," "The Rose of Tacloban," "A Perfect Hand," "When She Passed By," "Sugartime Baby," "Don't You Agree? / Pretty Face," "The Fabulous One," "Men Will Do Anything," "Star and Slave," "Poor Me," "Please Don't," "Solano Avenue," "Riots and Bombs," "Order 1081," "Seven Years," "Gate 37," "Just Ask the Flowers," "Why Don't You Love Me?." Includes seven new songs and a 52-page booklet. Pre-ordering at Nonesuch.com.


April 28, 2014

Stage Door of the Bristol HippodromeStage Door: Bristol Hippodrome: 100 Years
(Redcliffe Press - Paperback Book)
History of the 1,951-seat theatre in Bristol, England. 160 pages.


April 29, 2014

Curt Stigers Hooray for LoveCurtis Stigers: Hooray for Love
(Concord - new on CD)
Curt Stigers' 11th album features classics from the Great American Songbook and three songs written or co-written by Stigers (including the title song). "Love Is Here to Stay," "Valentine's Day," "You Make Me Feel So Young" (with featuring Cyrille Aimée), "Hooray for Love," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Give Your Heart to Me," "That's All," "A Matter of Time," "If I Were a Bell," "You Don't Know What Love Is." Recorded at Brooklyn Recording studio. Produced by Stigers and John "Scrapper" Sneider. Matthew Fries on piano, Keith Hall on drums, Cliff Schmitt on bass, Matt Munisteri on guitar, and Sneider on trumpet.

Funny Girl 50thFunny Girl Deluxe OBC 50th Anniversary Set
(Capitol - new 2-disc set)
Jule Styne/Bob Merrill score. Barbra Streisand, Sydney Chaplin, Jean Stapleton, Kay Medford, Danny Meehan, John Lankston. Digitally remastered CD and vinyl LP, with 48-page book featuring exclusive photos from the 1964 production and a new essay by Jay Landers. "Overture," "If a Girl Isn't Pretty," "I'm the Greatest Star," "Cornet Man," "Who Taught Her Everything?," "His Love Makes Me Beautiful," "I Want to Be Seen With You Tonight," "Henry Street," "People," "You Are Woman," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "Sadie, Sadie," "Find Yourself a Man," "Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat," "Who Are You Now?," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," "Don't Rain on My Parade (Reprise)" Also to be available for digital download.

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

Marriate Type LoveMarriage Type Love: Shirley Jones, Jack Cassidy
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new CD-R/digital)
Announced and recorded in 1959, but never released. With Marty Gold and His Orchestra. "Marriage Type Love" (Richard Rodgers), "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" (Jimmy McHugh), "It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House" (Harold Spina), "When We're Alone" (Val Burton), "You'll Never Know" (Harry Warren), "Love and Marriage" (James Van Heusen), "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin), "My Darling, My Darling" (Frank Loesser), "Love Is the Reason" (Arthur Schwartz), "I Married an Angel" (Richard Rodgers), "I Love You" (Cole Porter), "Two Sleepy People" (Hoagy Carmichael). April 15 at MasterworksBroadway.com, April 29 at ArkivMusic.

One Touch of Venus TVOne Touch of Venus Telecast
(VAI - new on DVD)
1955 television adaptation of Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash, S. J. Perelman musical. Janet Blair, Russell Nype, George Gaynes, Laurel Shelby, Mildred Trares, Iggie Wolfington. Black and white, 79 minutes.

Part SwanPart Swan, Part Goose: An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work, and Family
(Penguin Group - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Memoir of film and star star Swoosie Kurtz. With Joni Rodgers.

Rodgers and Hammerstein CollectionThe Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection Blu-ray
(20th Century Fox - 8-disc Blu-ray set)
State Fair (1945), Oklahoma! (Todd-AO), Oklahoma! (Cinemascope), Carousel , King and I , South Pacific (Theatrical), South Pacific (Extended Roadshow Version), The Sound of Music.

Things We Said TodayThings We Said Today: Short Plays
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Plays by Neil LaBute.


April 2014, no release date

Blithe Spirit Blithe Spirit
(Bloomsbury Methuen - Paperback Book)
New edition of the Noel Coward play published to coincide with the 2014 new West End revival at the Gielgud Theatre, starring Angela Lansbury as Madame Arcati. 128 pages.


May 1, 2014

TheoTheo: An Autobiography
(Univ of Wisconsin Press - Paperback Book)
Autobiography of actor and activist Theodore Bikel. First published in 2002, this edition is "With reflections upon my ninetieth year edition." 468 pages.


May 2, 2014

BesuchDer Besuch der alten Dame Original Vienna Cast
(HitSquad - new on 2 CDs)
Moritz Schneider, Michael Reed and Wolfgang Hofer musical adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's play The Visit. Pia Douwes, Uwe Kröger, Ethan Freeman, Masha Karell, Hans Neblung, Norbert Lamla, Gunter Sonneson, Peter Kratochvil, Jeroen Phaff, Marianne Curn, Niklas Abel, Lisa Habermann, Riccardo Greco, Illia Hollweg. Complete recording.


May 6, 2014

AnnapurnaAnnapurna
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Sharr White.

Elaine PaigeElaine Paige: The Ultimate Collection
(Rhino - new import CD)
To include songs from musical theatre, Paige's favorite album songs, fan favorites and rare recordings. In the UK at Amazon UK.


May 13, 2014

100100
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Eric Bogosian monologues. To be presented by Labyrinth Theater Company by the playwright Fall 2013. 192 pages.

Androcles and the Lion
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new digital and CD-R)
1967 television cast recording of Richard Rodgers score. Ed Ames, Brian Bedford, Noel Coward, John Cullum, Clifford David, William Hickey, Kurt Kasznar, Patricia Routledge, Inga Swenson, Norman Wisdom. Includes "Don't Be Afraid of an Animal," "The Emperor's Thumb," "Fine Young Man," "Follow In Our Footsteps," "The Arena Pantomime," "No More Waiting," "Strangers," "Strength Is My Weakness," "Velvet Paws." May 13 at MasterworksBroadway.com.

BeautifulBeautiful: The Carole King Musical OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen. produced by Jason Howland and Steve Sidwell, Kurt Deutsch is Executive Producer. "Overture," "So Far Away," "1650 Broadway Medley," "It Might as Well Rain Until September," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Happy Days Are Here Again," "Take Good Care of My Baby," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "He's Sure the Boy I Love," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Up on the Roof," "On Broadway," "The Locomotion," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," "One Fine Day," "Chains," "Walking in the Rain," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "Uptown," "It's Too Late," "You've Got a Friend," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Beautiful," "I Feel The Earth Move." Recorded 2/17/14. Released 4/1/14 on mp3 and iTunes.

The Last Session OLCThe Last Session OLC
(new on CD)
Music and lyrics by Steve Schlalchlin. 2012 Tristan Bates Theatre cast: Darren Day, Simone Craddock, A J Dean, Ron Emslie, Lucy Vandi. "Message 1," "Save Me A Seat," "Shades of Blue (Sound Check)," "Message 2," "The Preacher and The Nurse," "Somebody's Friend," "Message 3," "The Group," "The Letter," "Going It Alone," "At Least I Know What's Killing Me," "Friendly Fire," "Connected," "The Singer and The Song," "Message 4," "When You Care," "Shades of Blue" (bonus Track).

One Touch of VenusOne Touch of Venus Studio Cast Recording
(JAY Records - new on 2 CDs)
Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash score for 1943 musical. Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett, Ron Raines, Victoria Clark, Judy Kaye, Lauren Worsham, Michael "Tuba" McKinsey. Complete score plus two cut songs: "Vive La Difference" and "Who Am I?." "Overture" (Introduction), "New Art Is True Art," "One Touch of Venus," "Venus Awakening," "Curtain Music" (Scene One), "How Much I Love You," "Venus Entrance 1," "Mrs. Moats Falls," "I'm a Stranger Here Myself," "Forty Minutes For Lunch" (Ballet), "Incidental Music," "West Wind," "Way Out West In Jersey," "Way Out West In Jersey" (Encore), "That's How I Am Sick of Love," "One Touch of Venus" (Reprise), "Venus Entrance 2," "Foolish Heart," "Foolish Heart Dance," "The Trouble With Women," "Gloria Disappears," "Speak Low," "Artist's Ball," "Doctor Crippen," "Entr'acte," "Very, Very, Very," "Very, Very, Very" (Encore), "Speak Low" (Reprise), "Catch Hatch," "That's Him," "Wooden Wedding," "Venus In Ozone Heights" (Ballet), "Baccanale," "Statue Returns," "Finaletto," "Vive le Differrence," "Who Am I?," "Love In a Mist." Original orchestrations by Kurt Weill. U.S. street date; will be available sooner at JayRecords.com. Previously released on iTunes.

Stella!Stella! Mother of Modern Acting
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
By Sheana Ochoa. Stella Adler's friend of 30 years, provided Ochoa with a trove of Stella's personal and pedagogical materials, and Ochoa interviewed Stella's entire living family, including her daughter Ellen; her colleagues and friends, from Arthur Miller to Karl Malden; and her students from Robert De Niro to Mark Ruffalo. Source material includes unpublished letters and interviews, private audio recordings, Stella's extensive FBI file, class videos and private audio recordings. Foreword by Mark Ruffalo. 320 pages.

TheatrelandTheatreland
(Athena - new 2 DVDs)
British documentary follows the Theatre Royal Haymarket's daily life from the front of house team dealing with the public, to the production teams backstage working to get a new production up and running, along with all the dramas, disasters and tantrums that can erupt behind the velvet curtain. Begins with the 2009 Waiting for Godot, starring Sir Ian McKellen, Simon Callow and Patrick Stewart. Also featuring Simon Callow, Ronald Pickup, Joseph Cross and Anna Friel. Episodes: Bringing the House Down; OK—Now Entertain Us; Flushed with Success; Is There a Spectre in the House?; Waiting in the Wings; Goodbye, Godot; Blonde or Brunette; Blood, Sweat, and Magic. Includes 12-page viewer’s guide with a timeline of the Theatre Royal Haymarket, a look at the West End, profiles of the participants, an article on theatre ghosts, and fun facts about the productions. Region 1. 201 minutes. Released in the UK in 2009.

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.

Uncle VanyaUncle Vanya
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Annie Baker's translation of Anton Chekhov play.

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


May 15, 2014

VanessaVanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave
(Pegasus - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Dan Callahan. First ever biography of Vanessa Redgrave. 416 pages.


May 20, 2014

Bridges OBCThe Bridges of Madison County
(Ghostlight Records - new on 2 CDs)
Jason Robert Brown. Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale, Hunter Foster, Cass Morgan. "To Build a Home," "Home Before You Know It," "Temporarily Lost," "What Do You Call a Man Like That?," "You’re Never Alone," "Another Life," "Wondering," "Look At Me," "The World Inside a Frame," "Something From a Dream," "Get Closer," "Falling Into You," "State Road 21," "Who We Are And Who We Want To Be," "Almost Real," "Before and After You," "One Second and a Million Miles," "When I’m Gone," "It All Fades Away," "Always Better." Digital release earlier. Also pre-ordering at Ghostlight. Recorded March 3.

NickNick Ziobro: A Lot of Livin' to Do
(new CD/digital)
17-year-old singer's debut album. "A Lot of Livin' to Do," "This Guy's in Love with You," "It All Depends on You," "Nobody Else But Me," "Here's That Rainy Day," "The Rainbow Connection," "I Won't Dance," "Summer, Highland Falls," "Too Close for Comfort," "How Long Has This Been Going On?," "Anyone Can Whistle," "All of Me," "Blame It on My Youth." With Tedd Firth on piano, Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, Jay Leonhart on bass, Ray Marchica on drums, Brian Pareschi on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Marc Phaneuf on saxophone and clarinet. Liner notes by Michael Feinstein. Produced by Michael Feinstein. Single "This Guy's in Love With You" available now on iTunes and at CD Baby.

West Side Story Live with San Francisco Symphony
(new digital release)
Live recording from June 27-July 2, 2013, symphony concerts with Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber, Jessica Vosk, Kevin Vortmann, Juliana Hansen, Cassie Simone, Louise Cornillez, Justin Keyes, Zach Ford, Chris Meissner, Louis Pardo, David Michael Laffey, Kelly Markgraf, Julia Bullock and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. CD to follow on June 10.

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.


May 26, 2014

Swan EstherSwan Esther
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Musical retelling of the biblical story of Esther, score by Nick Munns and J. Edward Oliver. Appeared at London's Young Vic Theatre in December 1983 in a limited run, then toured as Swan Esther And The King. This release features the complete 1983 concept album (digitally remastered from the original master tapes) with studio rehearsal demos of the additional songs composed for the touring production, plus bonus unreleased recording by Stephanie Lawrence "Here Stands a Man" from the unproduced 1992 musical adaptation of How Green Was My Valley, music & lyrics Shirlie Roden. Pre-ordering at StageRecords.com.


May 27, 2014

AladdinAladdin OBC Digital
(Disney - new on mp3/iTunes)
Menken/Ashman score; additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Reed, Brian Gonzales, Brandon O'Neill, Jonathan Schwartz, Clifton Davis, Don Darryl Rivera, Merwin Foard, Michael James Scott, and Jonathan Freeman.

The O'NeillThe O'Neill: The Transformation of Modern American Theater
(Yale Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Jeffrey Sweet. Photographs edited by Preston Whiteway. Forewords by Michael Douglas and Meryl Streep. "... the story of a theatrical laboratory, a place that transformed American theater, film, and television."

RockyRocky OBC recording
(Universal - new on CD)
Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens score. Cast includes Andy Karl, Margo Seibert, Terence Archie, and Dakin Matthews, Danny Mastrogiorgio. Ain't Down Yet," "My Nose Ain't Broken," "Raining," "Patriotic," "My Nose Ain't Broken (Reprise)," "The Flip Side," "Adrian," "Wanna Know Why," "Fight From The Heart," "One Of Us," "Training Montage 1," "In The Ring," "Training Montage 2 ("Eye Of The Tiger")," "Happiness," "I'm Done," "Southside Celebrity," "Undefeated Man," "Keep On Standing," "The Fight (Round 15)." Recorded 3/17/14.


May 2014, 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."


June 2, 2014

Brunette AmbitionBrunette Ambition: Lea Michele
(Crown Archetype - Hardcover Book/Audiobook/Kindle Edition)
Lea Michele "shares her experiences and insider tips on beauty, fashion, inner strength, and more in an illustrated book that's part memoir, part how-to, and part style guide." 224 page, with photos.

Sondheim StudiesThe Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies (Oxford Handbooks)
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
Robert Gordon (Professor of Drama and Director the Pinter Centre for Performance and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London), editor. Never before published essays on "the most important and compelling topics in the growing field of Sondheim Studies. Focusing on broad groups of issues relating to the music and the production of Sondheim works, rather than on biographical questions about the composer himself..." Six sections: "issues of intertextuality and authorship; Sondheim's pioneering work in developing the non-linear form of the concept musical; the production history of Sondheim's work; his writing for film and television; his exploitation and deployment of a wide range of musical genres; and how interpretation through key critical lenses (including sociology, history, and feminist and queer theory) establishes his position in a broader cultural context."


June 3, 2014

Bullets Over Broadway OBC Digital
(Masterworks Broadway - new digital)
Cast includes Brooks Ashmanskas, Zach Braff, Nick Cordero, Marin Mazzie, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe, Lenny Wolpe, Heléne Yorke, Karen Ziemba, Jim Borstelmann, Janet Dickinson. CD to ">be released June 10.

The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face): Vikki Carr (Expanded Edition)
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1972 album plus some unreleased singles. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "(Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All," "Theme from Summer of '42," "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves," "Without You," "Song Sung Blue," "Love Theme from The Godfather," "Cabaret," "Help Me Make It Through The Night," "Brian's Song," "The Way of Love," "Spending All My Time Now Lovin' You (previously unreleased)," "I Can't Let My Heaven Walk Away (previously unreleased)," "Call My Heart Your Home," "The Big Hurt," "Let The Band Play On," "Reflections," "Borrowed Time," "Puttin' Myself In Your Hands," "I Don't Want A Sometimes Man," "What Child Is This," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear." Real Gone is also releasing "Love Again The Lost Columbia Masters," Carr's unissued 1975 album with extra tracks.

Halvard Solness, Master Builder
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Wallace Shawn adaptation of Ibsen's Master Builder.

If/ThenIf/Then OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Tom Kitt/Brian Yorkey score. Idina Menzel, James Snyder, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, Jenn Colella, Jerry Dixon. To be recorded 4/7/14.

FightingNice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live at 54 BELOW
(Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs)
Recorded live at 54 Below over six performances in September 2013. "At The Beginning/Patter" (Lynn Ahrens And Stephen Flaherty), "Journey To The Past" (Liz Callaway), "Waiting For Life" (LaChanze), "Mama Will Provide" (Kecia Lewis), "Rain" (Quentin Earl Darrington), "Love Who You Love" (Jessica Molaskey), "The Cuddles Mary Gave" (Sean McCourt), "The Streets Of Dublin" (McCourt), "Rita’s Confession" (Mary Testa & Flaherty), "Fancy Meeting You Here" (Testa), "Ballerina" (Stephanie J. Block), "Dancing Still - Jeremy Jordan), "Raining" (Hamburg Version)" (Ahrens), "Raining" (Callaway), "Speaking French" (Marin Mazzie), "Times Like This" (Callaway), "The Show Biz" (Kevin Chamberlin & Lewis Grosso), "Alone In The Universe" (Chamberlin & Grosso), "Solla Sollew" (Chamberlin), "Green Eggs & Ham" (Lewis), "Never Really Knew The Guy" (Callaway), "Close But No Cigar" (Annaleigh Ashford & Bobby Steggert), "White Milk & Red Blood" (Lewis), "Larger Than Life" (Steggert), "Funny/The Joke" (Ashford & Julie Halston), "Something Beautiful" (Rebecca Luker), "Sarah Brown Eyes" (Brian Stokes Mitchell & LaChanze), "The Night That Goldman Spoke At Union Square" (Steggert), "Something Of My Own" (LaChanze), "Wheels Of A Dream" (Mitchell & LaChanze), "Ragtime" (Piano Solo)" (Flaherty), "Make Them Hear You" (Quentin Earl Darrington), "Goodbye My Love/Back To Before" (Mazzie), "I Was Here" (Mitchell), "How Lucky We Are" (Ahrens & Flaherty).

OlivierOlivier
(MacLehose Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
New biography by Philip Ziegler, through archival materials, including the 50-hour complete Olivier audio archive, and interviews with those closest to the actor, including Joan Plowright. U.S. release date.

VioletViolet OBC
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs)
Jeanine Tesori/Brian Crawley score. Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Joshua Henry, Alexander Gemignani, Annie Golden, Ben Davis. Also pre-ordering at PSClassics.com. Recorded 4/7/14.


June 9, 2014

MaskedMasked: The Life of Anna Leonowens, Schoolmistress at the Court of Siam
(Univ of Wisconsin Press - Hardcover Book)
By Alfred Habegger. Anna Leonowens, the subject of "Anna and the King of Siam" and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I. "Draws on the archives of five continents and recent Thai-language scholarship to disclose the complex person behind the mask and the troubling facts behind the myth." 560 pages.

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


June 10, 2014

Perez CostelloAilyn Pérez and Stephen Costello: Love Duets
(Warner Classics - new on CD)
Husband and wife opera stars, tenor and soprano, with BBC Symphony Orchestra. "Toi! Vous!!...N'est-ce plus ma main," "Suzel, buon dì -'Cherry Duet'," "Signor ne prinicipe -E il sol...addio speranza," "Caro Elisir...Esulti pur la Barbara," "Il se fait tard," "Un dì felice," "O soave fanciulla," "One hand, one heart," "If I loved you," "I'll know," "And this is my beloved."

Androcles and the Lion
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new digital and CD-R)
1967 television cast recording of Richard Rodgers score. Ed Ames, Brian Bedford, Noel Coward, John Cullum, Clifford David, William Hickey, Kurt Kasznar, Patricia Routledge, Inga Swenson, Norman Wisdom. Includes "Don't Be Afraid of an Animal," "The Emperor's Thumb," "Fine Young Man," "Follow In Our Footsteps," "The Arena Pantomime," "No More Waiting," "Strangers," "Strength Is My Weakness," "Velvet Paws." May 13 at MasterworksBroadway.com. This informtion is unconfirmed.

Bullets Over Broadway OBC
(Maserworks Broadway - new on CD)
Cast includes Brooks Ashmanskas, Zach Braff, Nick Cordero, Marin Mazzie, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe, Lenny Wolpe, Heléne Yorke, Karen Ziemba, Jim Borstelmann, Janet Dickinson.

Dianne SchuurDiane Schuur: I Remember You (with love to Stan and Frank)
(Jazzheads - new on CD)
Jazz vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur tribute to Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra. "'S Wonderful," "Nice 'n' Easy," "Watch What Happens," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "How Insensitive," "Here's That Rainy Day," "Didn't We," "I Remember You," "I Get Along Without You Don't Worry Bout Me (medley)," "Second Time Around;," "For Once In My Life." With Alan Broadbent, Ben Wolfe, Ulysses Owens, Jr., Romero Lubambo, Roni Ben-Hur, and Joel Frahm. New arrangements by Alan Broadbent.

West Side Story Live with San Francisco Symphony
(new on CD)
Live recording from June 27-July 2, 2013, symphony concerts with Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber, Jessica Vosk, Kevin Vortmann, Juliana Hansen, Cassie Simone, Louise Cornillez, Justin Keyes, Zach Ford, Chris Meissner, Louis Pardo, David Michael Laffey, Kelly Markgraf, Julia Bullock and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.


June 17, 2014

AladdinAladdin OBC
(Disney - new on CD)
Menken/Ashman score; additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Reed, Brian Gonzales, Brandon O'Neill, Jonathan Schwartz, Clifton Davis, Don Darryl Rivera, Merwin Foard, Michael James Scott, and Jonathan Freeman.

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.

Ed Ames' Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
Twofer of Ames' first solo album, recorded in 1964, featuring songs from Broadway musicals, and another collection of Broadway favorites recorded in 1966.

Heathers Original Off-Broadway cast
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Laurence O'Keefe-Kevin Murphy score. Barrett Wilbert Weed, Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alice Lee, Heather Duke, Jon Eidson, Evan Todd, Anthony Crivello, Dan Cooney and Michelle Duffy. Produced by Michael Croiter, Murphy and O'Keefe. Recorded 4/15-16. Digital release expected earlier.

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


July 1, 2014

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

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


July 14, 2014

Ed Ames' Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
Twofer of Ames' first solo album, recorded in 1964, featuring songs from Broadway musicals, and another collection of Broadway favorites recorded in 1966.


July 15, 2014

Wizard of Oz FAQThe Wizard of Oz FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Life, According to Oz
(Applause - Paperback Book)
By David J. Hogan.


August 4, 2014

Bernstein Meets BroadwayBernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Carol J. Oja. Part of the Broadway Legacies series. Examines the early days of Bernstein's career, and the challenging of artistic and political conventions of the day. Archival research, FBI files, interviews with surviving cast members, and previously untapped criticism in African-American newspapers and entertainment-trade journals. Introduction; Section I: Ballet, Nightclubs, Broadway (Youthful Celebrity and Progressive Visions: Breaking Out with Fancy Free; From Nightclubs to Broadway: The Revuers, Comedy Skits, and Progressive Politics; Creating a Broadway Musical: The Conception and Debut of On the Town); Section II: Staging Racial Politics (A Japanese American Star on Broadway: Sono Osato; Desegregating Broadway: On the Town and Race; Biographies on Stage: On the Town's Black Conductor, Dancers, and Singers); Section III: Musical Style (Crossover Composition: The Musical Styles of On the Town; On the Town After Dark: The Nightclub Scene); Section IV: Epilogue; Appendices (Discography and Videography of Fancy Free, On the Town, and The Revuers; Scenario for Fancy Free; Cast List for On the Town on Opening Night); Index. 400 pages; 50 photographs.


August 5, 2014

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

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


August 13, 2014

Short Plays 2012-2013The Best American Short Plays 2012-2013
(Applause Books - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
William W. Demastes, editor.


September 8, 2014

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


September 9, 2014

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


September 16, 2014

Behind the ScenesBehind the Scenes: Contemporary Set Design
(Black Dog Publishing - Paperback Book)
By Phoebe Adler. Survey of contemporary set design for the theater, opera and performance-based work. Including the work of Peter Brooks, Ming Cho Lee, Alison Chitty, Es Devlin, Robert Wilson, Robert Lepage, Romeo Castellucci and Chloe Lamford, Hotel Pro Forma, Ex Machina, Station House Opera and Punch Drunk. Sketches, diagrams and photographs, lavishly illustrated. 192 pages.


September 22, 2014

Sondheim and Lloyd-Weber: 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.


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


October 14, 2014

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.


October 21, 2014

Broadway Musicals, Show-by-Show: Eighth Edition
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Stanley Green and Cary Ginell. Updated edition of Broadway reference book, first published in 1985. Chronologically arranged, beginning with The Black Crook in 1866. New entries and photos from recent years, including Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Book of Mormon, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Once, Newsies: The Musical, Annie (revival); Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Kinky Boots, A Night with Janis Joplin, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Statistics and inside information, plus critical reception, cast lists, pithy commentary about each show, and numerous detailed indexes


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. 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.

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


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.


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.

Behind the Scenes at the National TheatreBehind the Scenes at the National Theatre
(Scala Publishers - Paperback Book)
Matt Gibberd. In text and photos, England's National Theatre, its workings and the people behind the scenes. 96 pages.

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

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

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

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

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.

Betty Buckley: Ghostlight
(Palmetto Records - new on CD)
Produced by T Bone Burnett. Expected Spring 2012.

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.

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.

Debby Boone: Swing This
(new on CD)
Debby Boone's take on 1960s Las Vegas, the days of her father Pat Boone's performances there. Songs to include "That Old Black Magic," "Cry Me A River," "More Than You Know," "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and "Everybody Loves Somebody." Full-length EP available at her show venues.

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."

Himself and Nora
(Jay Records - new on CD)
2012 NYMF cast recording of Jonathan Brielle score. Matt Bogart (as James Joyce), Jessica Burrows, J.B. Wing, David Arthur and Brian Sills. Recorded October 15-16, 2012.

Hit the DeckHit the Deck Blu-Ray
(Warner Archive - new on Blu-ray)

1955 musical film featuring Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Vic Damone, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Russ Tamblyn, and Kay Armen. Songs by Vincent Youmans.

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

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)


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

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill OBC
(new on CD)
Broadway cast recording featuring Audra McDonald.

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

Love's Labours LostLove's Labour's Lost
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Shakespeare in the Park cast. Michael Friedman score. Daniel Breaker, Kevin Del Aguila, Colin Donnell, Rachel Dratch, Andrew Durand, Kimiko Glenn, Jeff Hiller, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Justin Levine, Patti Murin, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Bryce Pinkham, Charlie Pollock, Caesar Samayoa, Maria Thayer, Audrey Lynn Weston, Michael R. Douglass, and Bradley Gibson. Recorded 1/27/14.

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.

Speaking of Dreams: Maude Maggart
(new on CD)


Metropolita(i)n
(new on CD)
Bilingual, socio-political musical revue by Christophe Mirambeau, Ken Bloom and Barry Kleinbort. Cast includes Edwin Cahill, Caroline Defauw, Simon Fortin, Vincent Heded, Liza Michael and Caroline Roelands. Recorded week of November 22.

Michael Cerveris solo album
(new on CD)
New acoustic-based album from actor-singer Michael Cerveris (Evita, LoveMusik, Sweeney Todd. Recorded at Piety Street Studios in New Orleans with producer Mark Bingham. With musicians Paul Sanchez, Shamarr Allen, Alex McMurray, fiddler Linzay Young (Red Stick Ramblers), Mia Borders, Rod Hodges (Iguanas), Helen Gillett, the Craft Brothers (Glasgow), Matt Rhody and Karal Winton as well as New York singers Kimberly Kaye, Kendall Meade (Mascott) and the Gospel Queens. "Atlas," "Better," "Crescent," "Evangeline," "How Many Times," "New Amsterdam," "Phoenix," "Sleepwalking," "Tenth Grade."

Michael Rupert album
(The JRockingR Company - new on CD)
To include "Racing To The Moon," from a new musical Rupert is currently writing called Streets of America.

Milk and Honey Backers Audition
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
With Don Appell giving the entire plot and Jerry Herman accompanying (and singing Molly Picon's songs). May be a two-CD set.

Museum of Modern Art project [untitled]
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
Original recordings of songs by and about the movies written between 1907 and 1923 accompanied by an extensive booklet with four historical essays, many photos of nickleodeons and sheet music covers, the complete lyrics to the 26 songs, and annotations on all the songs.

Napoleon
(new on 2 CDs)
OLC cast recording.

No More RevivalsNo More Revivals, Volume 1: From the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Through Lew Spence bequest to the BMI Foundation. 15 songs selected from over 250 submitted from members of the Workshop. "That's My Town!" (Mary Feinsinger); performed by Mary Feinsinger, "A Completely Different Place" (Christopher Cooley/Benj Pasek); performed by Kelli O'Hara, "Rock City," (Brad Alexander/Adam Mathias); performed by Will Swenson, "I Was Better Off Without You" (Aron Accurso/Jill Abramovitz); performed by Kerry Butler and Nick Blaemire, "He Needs Me" (Robert Maggio/Kristin Maloney); performed by Karen Olivo, "New Jersey" (Randy Klein/Matthew Hardy); performed by Nancy Opel, "Women Leave" (Linda Dowdell/Sara Wordsworth); performed by Malcolm Gets and Andy Karl, "The Kid" (Andy Monroe/Jack Lechner); performed by Hunter Bell, "My Van" (Daniel IIsrael/Phoebe Kreutz); performed by Gregory Jbara, "Lime Colored Sheets" (Joy Son/Steve Routman); performed by Alice Ripley, "Goodbye to Boston" (Sam Davis/Sean Hartley); performed by David Hyde Pierce, "My Sky" (Adam Overett); performed by Stephanie JBlock, "Evermore" (Ron Barnett/Greg Edwards); performed by Kate Reinders and Adam Chanler-Berat, , Bonus tracks: "Penny's Song" (cut from High Fidelity); performed by Josh Grisetti, "Leaving Saint Urbain Street" (from The Education of Duddy Kravitz); performed by Adam Overett, "That Green Dress" (Lew Spence). Also with BMI Workshop Chorale.

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.

Sheldon Harnick album
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)


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.

Tamar of the River
(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.

Walden Records: Songs by Arthur Schwartz
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
Final issue in Harbinger's Walden Records series. Bonus tracks.




-- Sound Advice Staff

Additional information provided by
Max O. Preeo


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

#SOBLESSED: the Annoying Actor Friend's Guide to Werking in Show Business Book

13 Things About Ed Carpolotti 2013 OB Cast Digital

Act One: An Autobiography Reissued book

All Will Be Well: The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions: Sherie Rene Scott (Digital)

The Baker's WifeDigital

Brigadoon / Kiss Me, Kate TV cast

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook

Carmelina Original Cast Digital

Carrie: The Musical: Vocal Selections Book

Chip Deffaa's Irving Berlin's America

Cinerama Holiday Soundtrack

Equus Blu-ray

The Essential Doris Day

Everything's Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals Book

Fast Food: The Musical Cast Recording

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook DVD

Fun Home Original Off-Broadway Cast

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder OBC Digital w/ Digital Booklet

The Girl I Left Behind Me: by Jessica Walker

Goddess Wheel Galt MacDermot

Going Up A Musical Farce in Three Acts

The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical Book

The Hallway Trilogy Book

The Happy Prince A Musical Fantasy Digital

Inside Act: How Ten Actors Made It - And You Can Too Book

Jarrod Spector: A Little Help From My Friends: Live at 54 BELOW

Jeepers Creepers - Great Songs From Horror Films

Jennifer Holliday: The Song Is You

Joe Settineri: Beyond Your Control

The Jungle Book (Two-Disc Diamond Edition: Blu-ray

Kat Gang: Dream Your Troubles Away

Laura Benanti: In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live at 54 Below

Laurel Massé: Once in a Million Moons

Lea Michele: Louder

Lena on the Blue Side & Bonus Tracks

The Light in the Piazza Vocal Score

Li'l Abner Soundtrack

Lizzie

Lost Broadway and More, Volume 5: Comden/Green/Styne

Love on 42nd Street Digital

Mama Rose's Turn: The True Story of America's Most Notorious Stage Mother Book

Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

Maxine Sullivan: The Great Songs from the Cotton Club Parade Digital

Outside Mullingar Play/book

Murder for Two Original Cast

My Mother Has Four Noses Music from the play

Newsies: Stories of the Unlikely Broadway Hit Book

Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater Book

Once OLC

One Touch of Venus Digital

Peter and the Starcatcher: The Annotated Script of the Broadway Play Book

The Playbill Broadway Yearbook: June 2012 to May 2013: Ninth Annual Edition Book

Privates on Parade OLC

Really Really Play/book

Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s Book

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical The Applause Libretto Library Book

Samson and Delilah 2014 Concept Recording

Saving Mr. Banks Deluxe Soundtrack

Saving Mr. Banks Blu-ray

Sierra Boggess: Awakening: Live at 54 Below

The Snow Geese: A Play Play/book

Somethin' Real Special: The Songs of Dorothy Fields Philip Chaffin

Sondheim for Singers: Baritone/Bass Songbook

Sondheim for Singers: Belter/Mezzo-Soprano Songbook

Sondheim for Singers: Duets Songbook

Sondheim for Singers: Soprano Songbook

Sondheim for Singers: Tenor Songbook

Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History Book

Songs by Arthur Schwartz Digital

Stage Blood: Five tempetuous years in the early life of the National Theatre Book

Stephen Ward Original Cast recording Import

Time For Judy Canova: The Rare Recordings 1928 - 1962

Travis Moser: Danglin' Digital single

In Trousers Original Off-Broadway Cast Digital

The Untold Stories of Broadway Vol 1 Book

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? OBC

The Wilde Spirit DVD-R, 1996

The Wilde Spirit DVD-R, 1990

The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray set

The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion Book

The Wonderful World of Oz: An Illustrated History of the American Classic Book

Wynn Place Show: A Biased History of the Rollicking Life & Extreme Times of Wynn Handman and the American Place Theatre Book

Yank! Original Off-Broadway Cast

You Are Home: The Songs of Anderson & Petty



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