Schedule of Cast Recordings and Theatre Upcoming Releases


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

The VisitThe Visit OBC

Marin MazzieMarin Mazzie: Make Your Own Kind of Music - Live at 54 Below

An American in ParisAn American in Paris OBC

On the 20th CenturyOn the Twentieth Century New Broadway cast

Judy KuhnJudy Kuhn: Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel

Side Show Added AttractionsSide Show: Added Attractions - Live at 54 BELOW

Golden AppleThe Golden Apple Studio Album

Wolf Hall on PBSMasterpiece: Wolf Hall DVD set

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


Updated 4/24/15

This week's recap

Join the e-blast list to receive future email updates.

42nd St Blu-ray42nd Street
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1933 musical film, new restoration. Bonuses include: From Book to Screen to Stage 2006 retrospective documentary; Hollywood Newsreel (vintage WB short subject), A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio vintage WB short subject; Harry Warren-America's Foremost Composer vintage WB short subject; The 42nd Street Special vintage WB promotional newsreel; Young and Healthy vintage WB 1933 cartoon; Shuffle Off to Buffalo vintage WB 1933 cartoon. Original Theatrical Trailer.

Advice"Advice to a Young Firefly" digital single
(new digital single mp3 and iTunes)
Song by Sam Carner and Derek Gregor (Unlock'd) from the musical Toast sung by Tituss Burgess.

Best Monologues Vaolume 3Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays, Volume Three (The Applause Acting Series)
(Applause - Paperback Book)
William W. Demastes, editor.

I Am Sophie Tucker I Am Sophie Tucker
(Prospecta Press - new Hardcover Book)
By Susan and Lloyd Ecker. The first in a trilogy about Sophie Tucker's life. 416 pages. Released November 2014.

Ultimate SinatraUltimate Sinatra (100 Songs Celebrating 100 Years - 4CD)
(Capitol - on 4 CDs/mp3 of 26 tracks/vinyl double-LP/iTunes)
Sinatra's recordings for Columbia, Capitol and Reprise, together for the first time. Chronological, from "All Or Nothing At All," recorded with Harry James and his Orchestra on August 31, 1939 during Sinatra's first studio session. 100 tracks celebrating 100 years, plus a never before released bonus track, "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top" (rehearsal). 80-page booklet with a new essay by Sinatra historian and author Charles Pignone, rare photos and quotes from Frank Sinatra and his children, Nancy, Tina and Frank Jr., as well as Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Quincy Jones, and others.


April 28, 2015

Josh Groban StagesJosh Groban: Stages (Deluxe Version)
(Reprise - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Pure Imagination," "What I Did For Love," "Bring Him Home," "Le Temps Des Cathédrales," "All I Ask Of You" (Kelly Clarkson), "Try To Remember," "Over The Rainbow," "Children Will Listen / Not While I'm Around," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Old Devil Moon" (with Chris Botti), "Finishing The Hat," "If I Loved You" (with Audra McDonald), "Anthem," "Gold Can Turn To Sand" [bonus track], "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables" [bonus track]. Produced Humberto Gatica and Bernie Herms. Two digital tracks available now: "Pure Imagination" and "What I Did for Love" on mp3 and at iTunes.

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews Don't Go in the Lion's Cage Tonight / Broadway's Fair Julie
(import CD)
Two 1962 Columbia albums: Don't Go in the Lion's Cage Tonight of music hall and vaudeville songs; Broadway's Fair Julie with showtunes, accompanied by Henri René & His Orchestra; plus three songs from The Boyfriend; and "Wouldn't IT Be Loverly?" "I Don't Care," "The Honeysuckle and the Bee," "Mother Was a Lady and If Jack Were Only Here," "Who Threw the Overalls in Mistress Murphy's Chowder," "Everybody's Doin' It Now," "Waiting At the Church," "Don't Go in the Lion's Cage Tonight," "Burlington Bertie from Bow," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "By the Light of the Silvery Moon," "Smarty," "She Is More To Be Pitied Than Censured," "Looking For a Boy," "How Long Has This Been Going On," "I Feel Pretty," "A Sleepin' Bee," "Baubles, Bangles and Beads," "How Are Things in Glocca Morra," "A Little Bit in Love," "This Is New," "A Fellow Needs a Girl," "How Can I Wait," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "If Love Were All," "The Boyfriend," "I Could Be Happy with You," "A Room in Bloomsbury," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?."

Life of an ActressLife of an Actress Soundtrack
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Soundtrack from 2014 film. Orfeh, Taylor Louderman, Allison Case, Bart Shatto, Xavier Cano, Richard H. Blake. Score by Paul Chau. "Go On," "American Dream," "He Wants to be An Accountant," "One Place," "I Wish I Was SAG," "When I am Dancing (Part 1)," "When I am Dancing (Part 2)," "Not Six Foot Tall (Part 1)," "Not Six Foot Tall (Part 2)," "Talent and Determination," "They Love Me," "Can You See Me," "Trying Again (Part 1)," "Trying Again (Part 2)," "Talk to Me," "Can You See Me (Part 2)," "Go On (Reprise)," "Can You See Me (Hannah's Reprise)," "Can You See Me (Charlie's Reprise)," "The Life of an Actress," "Coming Back To You."

Wolf Hall on PBSMasterpiece: Wolf Hall
(PBS - new on 3 DVDs)
Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis star in the six-hour miniseries adapted from Hilary Mantel's fictionalised biography documenting the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell "Wolf Hall" and its sequel "Bring Up the Bodies." With Claire Foy, Bernard Hill, Anton Lesser, Mark Gatiss, Joanne Whalley, and Jonathan Pryce. To air Sundays, April 5 - May 10, 2015. 360 minutes.

Annette YeoOnce in My Life: Annette Yeo
(digital album on mp3/iTunes)
Debut album from West End performer (Mamma Mia, City of Angels, Passion). With Ian McLarnon and Luisa Bradshaw-White. "Blue Skies," "With Every Breath I Take," "How Deep Is The Ocean/So In Love," "No More / Children Will Listen," "Slipping Through My Fingers," "Loving You," "Losing My Mind," "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?," "Walking on Broken Glass," "For Once In My Life."

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


May 1, 2015

KahnMadeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life
(Univ Press of Mississippi - Hardcover Book)
By William V. Madison. Examines Kahn's career and her personal life. Drawing on new interviews with family, friends, and such colleagues as Bill Cosby, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett, Gene Wilder, Harold Prince, and Eileen Brennan, as well as archival press and private writings. 336 pages.


May 5, 2015

Act of GodAn Act of God: Previously Published as The Last Testament: A Memoir by God
(Simon & Schuster - Paperback Book)
Book by David Javerbaum which is the basis for the upcoming Broadway play An Act of God starring Jim Parsons.

Dames at SeaDames at Sea 1968 Original London Cast
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
Previously unavailable on CD. Jim Wise, George Haimsohn and Robin Miller score. Joyce Blair, Rita Burton, Kevin Scott, Sheila White, Blayne Barrington, William Ellis, Kevin Scott. "Overture," "Wall Street," "It’s You," "Broadway Baby," "That Mister Man of Mine," "Choo-Choo Honeymoon," "The Sailor of My Dreams," "Singapore Sue," "Good Times Are Here to Stay," "Dames at Sea," "The Beguine," "Raining in My Heart," "There’s Something About You," "The Echo Waltz," "Star Tar," "Let’s Have a Simple Wedding." Available in April at MasterworksBroadway.com.

Dancing on the EdgeDancing on the Edge [Blu-ray]
(PBS - new Blu-ray)
2013 British television drama written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff and produced by the BBC. About a black jazz band in London in the early 1930s. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Angel Coulby, John Goodman, Anthony Head, Jacqueline Bisset. 300 minutes.

Frank Sinatra 5 Film CollectionFrank Sinatra 5-Film Collection Blu-ray
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-ray)
As a set, or available individually: Anchors Aweigh, On The Town, Guys and Dolls, Ocean's 11, and Robin And The 7 Hoods.

GypsyGypsy 2015 London cast
(First Night U.K. - new on CD)
New U.K. cast recording of Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim score. Chichester to the West End transfer cast plus some new members. Imelda Staunton Lara Pulver, Gemma Sutton, Peter Davison, Dan Burton, Jack Chissick, Anita Louise Combe, Harry Dickman, Roger Dipper, Louise Gold, Clare Halse, Tom Hodgkins, Kieran Jae, Julie Legrand, Danielle Morris, Damien Poole, Natalie Woods, Billy Hartman, Lucinda Shaw and Luke Street. Show to begin March 28 at the Savoy Theatre. CDs expected in theater for the April 15 opening. Available in the U.K. a week earlier: Dress Circle.

Hansel and GretelHansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat Original Cast Recording
(Carpet Square - new on CD)
Music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated "family music" writer/performer Justin Roberts. The show debuted at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago in 2014. Alissa Walker, Danny Taylor, Jack Ball, Jennifer Grubb, Brenton Abram-Copenhaver. "This Place," "We Gotta Run," "There's Always Me and You," "There Will Be Magic," "Together," "Crumb by Crumb," "You've Got to Do It Alone," "I Am Always Near," "Sugar Is the Perfect Food," "Incantation," "Lend a Hand," "Lend a Hand (Reprise)," "It's Not Over (It's Over)," "I Would Have Been Lost," "There's Always Me and You (Bonus Alternate Version)." Released earlier on mp3 and iTunes

The Last Five Years Blu-rayThe Last 5 Years Blu-ray
(Anchor Bay - new Blu-ray/DVD)
Big screen adaptation of Jason Robert Brown musical. Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick. Adapted and directed by Richard LaGravenese. Bonuses (not sure if they are Blu-ray only) include: sing-along version; conversation" with Jason Robert Brown.

LibertyLiberty: A Monumental New Musical Original Off-Broadway Cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Book and lyrics by Dana Leslie Goldstein with music by Jon Goldstein. Ran at Theater 80 St. Marks in 2014. Abigail Shapiro, Emma Rosenthal, Ben McHugh, Cheryl Stern, Tom Souhrada, Ryan Duncan, C. Mingo Long, Andrew DiTusa. "Take Yourself Back," "Horizon," "The Other Half," "The Charity Tango," "Gift For Words," "We Had It Worse," "More Like Home," "Possible," "More," "America For The Americans," "Making History," "Huddled Masses."

Mary Louise WilsonMy First Hundred Years in Show Business: A Memoir
(Overlook Books - Hardcover Book)
By Broadway & Off-Broadway (Grey Gardens, Full Gallop, film and television actress, and university professor Mary Louise Wilson. "Raised in New Orleans with a social climbing, alcoholic mother, Mary Louise moved to New York City in the late 1950s; lived with her gay brother in the Village; entered the nightclub scene in a legendary review; and rubbed shoulders with every famous person of that era and since." Her life story and story of a working actor. 304 pages.

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 12, 2015

Fetch Clay, Make Man
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Will Power.

Fish in the DarkFish in the Dark: A Play
(Grove Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Larry David. Currently on Broadway at the Cort Theatre. 112 pages.

Marin MazzieMarin Mazzie: Make Your Own Kind of Music - Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon)
Live recording. "Come on-a My House," "That's All," "Tenderly," "Begin the Beguine," ""Boilvin Bedroom"," "I Think I Love You," ""1972"," "Make Your Own Kind of Music," ""My Music"," "Anyone Who Had a Heart," "Midnight at the Oasis," "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be," "Son of a Preacher Man," "Evergreen," ""National Ave."," "Weekend In New England," "Our House," "I'm a Believer." produced by Aaron Ankrum and Executive Produced by Van Dean. Also pre-ordering at BroadwayRecords.com.

A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Lucas Hnath. Presented at Soho Rep in 2013.

Side Show Added AttractionsSide Show: Added Attractions - Live at 54 BELOW
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Recorded live at 54 Below on 3/9/15. Concert included never-before-heard material such as cut songs, extended versions of familiar hits, and additional surprises. Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, David St. Louis, Blair Ross, Javier Ignacio, Ryan Silverman, Matthew Hydzik, Henry Krieger, and others. Also pre-ordering at BroadwayRecords.com at a special price.

Lincoln CenterThey Told Me Not to Take that Job: Tumult, Betrayal, Heroics, and the Transformation of Lincoln Center
(PublicAffairs - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
B Reynold Levy. Reveals the real story behind the 1.2 billion dollar reinvention of Lincoln Center, and all the trials and triumphs along the way. 384 pages.

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.


May 15, 2015

An American in ParisAn American in Paris (BFI Film Classics)
(BFI - new Paperback Book)
By Sue Harris. Draws on archival material to trace the film's development from conception to screen. Offering new insights into the design process ... 112 pages.

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.

TokioTokio Confidential: A New Musical
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Studio cast recording of Eric Schorr musical with Jill Paice (original cast), Jose Llana, Jeff Kready (original cast), Telly Leung, Bruce Warren and Manna Nichols. Appeared at Atlantic Theater for Scandal Productions in 2012. "Prologue," "Restless Spirits," "Journey With Me," "If We Had Never Met," "The Power of Suggestion," "Are You Prepared For That?," "Indelible: Dialogue Introduction," "Indelible," "Tale of the Yoshiwara," "Shifting Ground: Dialogue Introduction," "Shifting Ground," "Magic Needles," "Hototogisu," "The Jurisdiction of Affection / Looking-Back Willow," "At Sea: Dialogue Introduction," "At Sea," "Ukiyo," "The Spider," "Beautiful Brevity: Introduction," "Beautiful Brevity," "Finale."


May 19, 2015

BallyturkBallyturk
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Enda Walsh (Once). Premiered at the 2014 Galway Arts Festival. 72 pages.

Fun Home BroadwayFun Home (A New Broadway Musical)
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
Updated and expanded from the Off-Broadway recording. Additional material, some written for the Broadway version and other musical passages not included on the original recording. Cast includes Beth Malone, Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Emily Skeggs, Roberto Colindrez, Joe Perez. More than half the tracks are new. "It All Comes Back (Opening)", Sometimes my father appeared to enjoy having children..., "Welcome to Our House on Maple Avenue", "Not Too Bad", Just had a good talk with Dad..., "Come to the Fun Home", "Helen's Etude", Thanks for the care package..., "Party Dress", "Changing My Major", I leapt out of the closet..., "Maps", Read a book..., "Raincoat of Love", Clueless in New York…, "Pony Girl", A flair for the dramatic…, "Ring of Keys", Let me introduce you to my gay dad..., Shortly after we were married..., "Days and Days", You ready to go for that drive?..., "Telephone Wire", It was great to have you home..., "Edges of the World", This is what I have of you..., "Flying Away (Finale)." Can also be ordered for early shipping at PSClassics.com.

On the 20th CenturyOn the Twentieth Century
(P.S. Classics - new on 2 CDs at Amazon)
Score by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Cast includes Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath, Mary Louise Wilson. Disc One: "Overture," "Stranded," "Saddle Up the Horse / On the Twentieth Century," Where's the high priest of the theatre?..., "I Rise Again," An angel of deliverance..., "Oscar Jaffee / Lily Garland," My little accompanist is late..., "Indian Maiden's Lament," What is your name, child?..., "Veronique," "Veronique Playoff," "I Have Written a Play," "Together," "Never," Oscar Jaffee meant nothing to me..., "Our Private World," "Repent," Boys, I've got the play..., "Mine," "I've Got It All." Disc Two: "Entr'acte," "Life Is Like a Train," I have my checkbook right here..., "I Have Written a Play," "Five Zeros," "I Have Written a Play," An anthology of womankind..., "Sign Lily Sign," "She's a Nut," "Max Jacobs," First class all the way..., "Babette," "Because of Her," "Lily / Oscar," I had to do it to save you..., "Finale Ultimo." Recorded March 23, 2015. Also pre-ordering at PSClassics.com for early shipping.


May 21, 2015

The MountaintopThe Mountaintop (Modern Classics)
(Bloomsbury - Kindle Edition)
Play by Katori Hall.


May 26, 2015

Cy ColemanCy Coleman: You Fascinate Me So
(Harbinger Records - new on 2 CDs)
Cy Coleman performs 28 songs from Broadway, Off-Broadway and even those that never opened, for the first time. Part of the Songwriter Showcase Series. "Why Try to Change Me Now?," "The Lady Is Indisposed," "Little What If, Little What Could Be," "Hey, Look Me Over!," "Far Away from Home/Angelina" (Cut from Wildcat), "Real Live Girl," "I've Got Your Number," "On the Other Side of the Tracks," "Here's to Us," "I'll Be Coming Back," "The Laarge Daark Aardvark Song," "I'm the Bravest Individual," "The Rhythm of Life," "Pink Taffeta Sample Size 10" (Unused from Sweet Charity), "Poor Everybody Else" (Cut from Sweet Charity), "I'll Take Any Man" (Unused from Sweet Charity), "I'm Serving Out A Heavy Sentence Loving You," "If There Were More People Like You," "Lovable Lunatic," "We've Got It," "Nobody Does It Like Me," "On the Day You Leave Me," "Some Kind of Music," "America Is Bathed in Sunlight," "The Way I See It," "The Colors of My Life," "Southern Comfort," "At My Side." Liner notes by Andy Propst. Companion piece to Propst's new book You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman from Applause Books. Also pre-ordering at MusicalTheatreProject.org.


June 2, 2015

17761776 Director's Cut Blu-ray
(Sony Home Entertainment - new Blu-ray)
Director's cut, restored from the original camera negative, of the 1972 film adaptation of the Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone musical. William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, John Cullum, David Ford, Roy Poole, Ron Holgate, Ray Middleton, William Hansen, Blythe Danner, Virginia Vestoff, William Duell. Newly restored and remixed 5.1 soundtrack. Blu-ray bonus features include all-new commentary with director Peter H. Hunt, William Daniels and Ken Howard; extended cut of the film; deleted and alternate scenes with commentary (alternate versions of some scenes, lines from the Broadway script dropped from the film, and "Cool, Cool, Considerate Men"); four never-before-seen screen tests including William Daniels and Howard Da Silva; original theatrical teaser & trailer; commentary with Peter H. Hunt & Peter Stone; archival screen test.

An American in ParisAn American in Paris OBC
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast. Gershwin score. Adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher with orchestrations by Christopher Austin and musical direction by Brad Haak. Recording April 20, 2015.

Bryden & ClarkBryden & Clark: Lives in the Theatre
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
By British director Bill Bryden and photographer Nobby Clark. Memories of some of the twentieth century's biggest stars, including Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Laurence Olivier, and Helen Mirren, accompanied by previously unseen photographs. 112 pages.

Golden AppleThe Golden Apple
(P.S. Classics - new on 2 CDs)
First-ever full-length cast album featuring nearly 90 minutes of previously unrecorded material. John Latouche / Jerome Moross score (1954). Includes the 135-minute sung-through musical in its entirety. Produced by Tommy Krasker. Susanna Moross Tarjan, executive producer. Orchestra of 38 plays the original Moross / Hershy Kay orchestrations. 43-member Lyric Stage (Irving, TX) cast recorded live at the last four performances in 2014. "Overture," "Nothing Ever Happens in Angel's Roost," "Angel's Roost Has Its Situation," "Mother Hare's Seance," "My Love Is on the Way," "The Heroes Come Home," "It Was a Glad Adventure," "Come Along Boys," "It's the Going Home Together," "Mother Hare's Prophecy," "Good Is a Word That Fools Believe," "It's the Going Home Together (Continuation)," "Helen Is Always Willing," "The Arrival of Paris," "Let's Pay a Visit," "The Picnic Table," "Mother Hare's Return," "An Impartial Judge," "The Judgment of Paris," "If You Select My Angel Food," "I'll Teach You," "The Loveliest Things in Life," "It's a Fraud," "Paris Visits Helen," "Lazy Afternoon," "The Departure for Rhododendron." Featuring nearly 90 minutes of previously unrecorded music and the complete libretto. Currently available for pre-order at PSClassics.com at the price of $15.95.

JeanneJeanne-The Musical
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
Previously unrleeased 1981 studio cast recording of Shirlie Roden score for the musical about Joan of Arc. Eventually produced twice in the 1980s in England. Recording features Shirlie Roden as Jeanne, with Richard Barnes, Peter Straker and Carl Wayne. "Fille De Dieu / Child of God / Now Is the Time," "Born to Be Fool," "Has Our Flower Been Deflower'd?," "A Highly Irregular Game," "Lionheart," "Orleans," "Shine on," "Burn Her Bridges," "Silver Lining," "Act of Accusation," "The Trial," "Carte Blanche," "Bittersweet," "The Burning." Available directly from the U.K. at StageDoorRecords.com and Dress Circle.

Judy KuhnJudy Kuhn: Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
Based on based on Kuhn's February 4 American Songbook concert. Music direction and arrangements by Todd Almond. "Oh, What Beautiful Mornin'"/"The Call," "Am I?," "This Can't Be Love," "Dividing Day," "If I Loved You," "We're Gonna Be All Right," "Nobody's Heart"/"Hey, Love"/"Love to Me," "If You Ask Me," "Hello, Young Lovers," "Hero and Leander," "Song of Love"/"A Wonderful Guy," "Daybreak," "Through the Mountain," "The Sweetest Sounds," "Migratory V." Album produced by Tommy Krasker. Philip Chaffin and Elizabeth Armstrong, executive producers. Also pre-ordering at PSClassics.com.

Ludy & Liza ...Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue & Me... a memoir
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Hollywood agent Stevie Phillips. Represented Liza Minnelli, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, George Roy Hill, Bob Fosse, Cat Stevens, and David Bowie. Film and Broadway producer as well. 288 pages.

Something Rotten! OBC digital
(Ghostlight - new digital album.)
Wayne Kirkpatrick/Karey Kirkpatrick score. Cast includes Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, Brooks Ashmanskas, Peter Bartlett, Heidi Blickenstaff, John Cariani, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders. CD to be released July 17.


June 5, 2015

Ziegfeld and His FolliesZiegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer
(Univ Press of Kentucky - Hardcover Book)
By Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson. The life and legacy of the great theatre producer. Sources include previously unpublished letters to his second wife, Billie Burke and to his daughter Patricia. Illustrated with over seventy-five images. 600 pages.


June 9, 2015

Two's Company OBC
(Masterworks/ArkivMusic - new CD-R/digital)
1952 revue with songs by Vernon Duke/Ogden Nash/Sammy Cahn. Bette Davis, David Burns, Ellen Hanley, Sue Hight, Peter Kelley, Deborah Remsen, Hiram Sherman. Songs include "Theatre Is a Lady" "Turn Me Loose On Broadway" "It Just Occured to Me" "A Man's Home" "Roundabout" "Roll Along, Sadie" "Out Of The Clear Blue Sky" "Esther" "Haunted Hot Spot" "Purple Rose" "Just Like a Man." This is the release date for ArkivMusic CD-R and digital. Masterworks will offer the CD-R on May 4.

IntimacyThomas Bradshaw: Intimacy and Other Plays
(TCG - new Paperback book)
Collection of Thomas Bradshaw plays: Intimacy, Dawn, Fulfillment, Southern Promises, Job, Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist, Lecture on the Blues and Purity. 240 pages.


June 16, 2015

Actors CompanionAn Actor's Companion: 99 Bits of Craft
(TCG - Paperback Book)
By Seth Barrish ( actor, director, composer and musical director, co-founder and co-Artistic Director of The Barrow Group). Preface by Anne Hathaway. Collection of practical acting tips, tools, and exercises. 160 pages.

Father Comes Home from the WarFather Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
(TCG - new Paperback book)
Play by Suzan-Lori Parks. 192 pages.

John and JenJohn & Jen
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Keen Company cast recording of Andrew Lippa/Tom Greenwald score. Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan. Will include the premiere of the new song, "Trouble with Men," as well as new orchestrations and two songs from the score never before recorded. To be recorded April 6. Produced by Michael Croiter. Currently pre-ordering at BroadwayRecords.com.

Misia
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
Studio album of score featuring lyrics by Barry Singer and music by Vernon Duke, with more than 25 never-before-heard Duke melodies, a number of less-well-known classical compositions, and one full-length Duke ballet originally written for the Ballet Russes. The show's plot centers on Misia Sert, legendary muse and patroness of fin de siecle Paris, the subject of many paintings by a number of extraordinary artists, including Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard, each of whom appears as a character in the show. Studio cast includes Marin Mazzie, Bobby Steggert, Jonathan Freeman, Marc Kudisch, Jason Danieley, Lauren Worsham, Telly Leung, Philip Chaffin, Stephen DeRosa, Eddie Korbich, Darcy Dunn and Graham Rowat. "Prelude," "Well, How Nice!," "Carnaval," "Painted, Promised Land," "You Will Know Me," "Arrange Everything," "Coronation," "What I Do," "How I Love to Kick the Can-Can," "Agreement," "My Heart and I," "No Talent at All," "Nijinsky Dance," "To Bed," "Nursery," "Bow Your Head," "Eros and Art," "A Child," "Washerwoman's Ball," "Lies," "We Could Never Kick the Can-Can," "My Gifts." Music direction by Scott Dunn. All-new orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Produced by Tommy Krasker. Currently available for pre-order at PSClassics.com.

NevermoreNevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
(Broadway Records - new 2-CD set/)
Original Off-Broadway cast album of Jonathan Christenson score. Gaelan Beatty, Shannon Blanchet, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker, Garett Ross, Scott Shpeley, and Lindsie VanWinkle.To be recorded March 24 at Avatar Studios. Produced by Michael Croiter.

Nicholas Rodriguez: The First Time...
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
Debut solo album. "I've Never Been in Love Before /," "Amor, Amor, Amor," "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "Sooner or Later," "Waters of March," "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Sometimes," "He Comes For Conversation," "That's All," "Brave," "Jolene," "You'll Be in My Heart," "A Case of You." Currently pre-ordering at PSClassics.com.

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


June 23, 2015

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


June 26, 2015

The VisitThe Visit OBC
(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new on CD at Amazon)
Kander and Ebb score. Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, Jason Danieley, David Garrison, Mary Beth Peil, George Abud, Matthew Deming, Diana Dimarzio, Rick Holmes, Tom Nelis, Newcomer, Aaron Ramey, John Riddle, Elena Shaddow, Timothy Shew, and Michelle Veintimilla. Produced by Michael Croiter. Recording date 4/27/15. Currently pre-ordering for $12.99 at BroadwayRecords.com.


June 2015 no release date

The King and I new Broadway revival cast
(Decca/Broadway - new on CD)
Lincoln Center cast recording of Rodgers and Hammerstein score. Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles, Ashley Park, Conrad Ricamora. Recording April 20, 2015.

Gigi Broadway cast recording
(DMI Records - new on CD)
Lerner and Loewe score. Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Clark, Corey Cott, Dee Hoty, Howard McGillin, Steffanie Leigh.

1776
(Warner Archive - new on Blu-ray)
1972 musical film, newly restored.


July 7, 2015

Business of BroadwayThe Business of Broadway: An Insider’s Guide to Working, Producing, and Investing in the World’s Greatest Theatre Community
(Allworth Press - Paperback Book)
By Mitch Weiss and Perri Gaffney. In-depth analysis of the infrastructure at the core of successful theatre. Manager/producer Mitch Weiss and actor/writer Perri Gaffney take readers behind the scenes to reveal what many don't know about how Broadway works, describing more than 200 jobs that become available for every show. 256 pages.


July 13, 2015

Ages of Man
(Masterworks/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
1959 recording of Broadway production. Starring John Gielgud in role that won him Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards. Scenes and sonnets by William Shakespeare that dramatize the arc of human experience, from life to death. This is the release date for ArkivMusic and digital. Masterworks will offer the CD-R on June 16.


July 14, 2015

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

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


July 15, 2015

On Broadway 2016 Calendar2016 On Broadway Wall Calendar
(Time Factory - new wall calendar)
Features Alladin, Beautiful, Cinderella, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, If/Then, Lady Day, Les Miserables, Matilda, Motown the Musical, Newsies, Violet.


July 17, 2015

Something Rotten! OBC
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Wayne Kirkpatrick/Karey Kirkpatrick score. Cast includes Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, Brooks Ashmanskas, Peter Bartlett, Heidi Blickenstaff, John Cariani, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders. Currently pre-ordering at Sh-K-Boom.com.


August 1, 2015

Grode BroadwayThe Book of Broadway: The 150 Definitive Plays and Musicals
(Voyageur Press - Hardcover Book)
By Eric Grode. Profiles 150 of the best, biggest, most influential, and most fascinating Broadway musicals and plays ever produced, spanning the mid-nineteenth century to the twenty-first century. 320 pages.


August 11, 2015

Dee Dee's FeathersDee Dee Bridgewater: Dee Dee's Feathers
(Sony Masterworks/Okeh - on CD)
Collaboration of Dee Dee Bridgewater and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, founded by artistic director and trumpeter Irvin Mayfield. A modern vision of New Orleans with traditional songs.


September 8, 2015

A Chorus Line FAQA Chorus Line FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Broadway's Singular Sensation
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Tom Rowan. History and fun facts, including: the unique workshop process through which the show was developed and written, the stories of its creators, the record-breaking Broadway run and numerous touring productions, and the captivating movie version. All-new chapters on the Broadway revival, the two London productions, and notable regional productions around the country. Guide to all the pop cultural references in the show the book with extensive photos and biographical information on the casts of the major productions. Chapters on recordings, previous books on the topic, and the show's influence on subsequent Broadway musicals and films. 512 pages.

Secrets of Stage SuccessSecrets of Stage Success
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book)
UK musical theatre performers Louise Dearman and Mark Evans answer questions asked by fans about how to succeed in showbusiness. Available earlier in the UK at Amazon UK and Dress Circle
.


September 15, 2015

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


September 16, 2015

1970s MusicalsThe Complete Book of 1970s Broadway Musicals
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Dan Dietz. Examines in detail every musical that opened on Broadway during the 1970s. 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, filmography, published scripts, and lists of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, Black-themed shows, and Jewish-themed productions. 496 pages. Complements Dietz' books on 1940s Broadway Musicals, 1950s Broadway Musicals, and 1960s Broadway Musicals].


October 6, 2015

Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Michael Riedel's "provocative, no-holds-barred narrative account of the people and the money and the power that re-invented an iconic quarter of New York City, turning its gritty back alleys and sex-shops into the glitzy, dazzling Great White Way ... tells the stories of the Shubert Organization and the shows that re-built a city in grand style, revealing the backstage drama that often rivaled what transpired onstage, exposing bitter rivalries, unlikely alliances, and—of course—scintillating gossip. This is a great story, told with wit and passion." 352 pages.


October 20, 2015

Mickey RooneyThe Life and Times of Mickey Rooney
(Gallery Books - new Hardcover Book)
Biography by Richard A. Lertzman and William J. Birnes. Draws on never-before-seen excerpts from Rooney’s diary and exclusive interviews with Mickey, and with those who knew him best, including his heretofore unknown mistress of sixty years. 432 pages.


November 19, 2015

Broadway SwingsBroadway Swings: Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
By by Lyndy Franklin Smith and J. Austin Eyer. The responsibilities and rigors, joy and turmoil of the job of the Swing. Traces the entire journey of a Swing's life on Broadway, from auditions and how Swings are selected to the ups and downs of rehearsals and performances. Over 100 Broadway pros and Swing veterans interviewed plus many Stage Managers, Casting Directors, Choreographers and Directors. Rob Ashford, Susan Stroman, Jerry Mitchell, Larry Fuller, Tony Stevens, Beverley Randolph and Frank Dilella of NY1's Onstage. 224 pages.


December 15, 2015

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


December 21, 2015

The Sound Of Music Anniversary Soundtrack: Vinyl/Hybrid SACD - DSD
(Analog Spark - new on 2-LP vinyl/vinyl-SACD set)
Newly remastered and expanded two disc version on 180-gram vinyl. And original 16-track RCA Victor soundtrack album on 180-gram vinyl and super audio CD (SACD)


July 13, 2016

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

Annie Get Your Gun (The Applause Libretto Library)
(Applause - new Paperback Book)
The original libretto and essays describing the history of the musical's productions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Big Bang
(Original Cast Records - on CD)

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

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

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

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.

Finding Neverland
(new on CD)
Score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy. Concept album with songs performed by pop singers.

Fly by NightFly By Night
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast; premiered in 2014 at Playwrights Horizons. Written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick, Kim Rosenstock. Allison Case, Adam Chanler-Berat, Peter Friedman, Michael McCormick, Patti Murin, Bryce Ryness, Henry Stram.

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.

Hamilton
(WMG/Atlantic Records - new on 2 CDs)
Lin-Manuel Miranda score. 2015 Broadway show. Expected September 2015.

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
(P.S. 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.

Into the Woods Movie Songbook (Easy Piano edition)
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
"Agony," "Any Moment - Part I," "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky," "I Know Things Now," "Into the Woods," "It Takes Two," "Moments in the Woods," "No One Is Alone - Part I," "On the Steps of the Palace," "Stay with Me."

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; 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, Be Good Encores! cast
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
George and Ira Gershwin score. Charissa Bertels, Ward Billeisen, Kerry Conte, Darien Crago, Cody Davis, Christine DiGiallonardo, Leah Edwards, Drew Franklin, Joe Grandy, Tiffany Haas, Drew Humphrey, Megan Kelley, Cara Kjellman, Timothy McDevitt, Jason Mills, Kristyn Pope, Jake Primmerman, David Scott Purdy, Lindsay Roberts, and Kelly Sheehan. To be recorded in May 2015.

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

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

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)


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.

PageantPageant new Off-Broadway cast
(Jay Records - new on CD/digital)
First recording of the Albert Evans/Bill Russell/Frank Kelly score. Nick Cearley, Nic Cory, Alex Ringler, Marty Thomas, Seth Tucker. Curtis Wiley and John Bolton.

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

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

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."

Rockin' MidsummerA Rockin' Midsummer Night's Dream (World Premiere Recording)
Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs)
2 CD set with special edition photo booklet from the 2014 world premiere production. Marla Mindelle (Cinderella), Clarke Thorell (Hairspray), Saum Eskandani (Disaster!), joined by several dozen children and teen performers from Newtown, CT. Features a new rock score by Eric Svejcar with lyrics by William Shakespeare, Eric Svejcar and Michael Unger. Pre-ordering now at Broadway Records - order there and you will receive a digital copy as a free gift prior to the CD release.

Scottsboro BoysThe Scottsboro Boys OLC
(JAY Records - new on CD)
Kander & Ebb score. West End transfer cast includes Brandon Victor Dixon, Colman Domingo, Forrest McClendon and James T. Lane. Also in the cast are British actors Julian Glover, Dawn Hope, Dex Lee, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Richard Pitt, Emile Ruddock and Carl Spencer. Recorded at Abbey Road's Studio Two. Produced by John Yap. Executive producer Paula Marie Black. Expected spring 2015.

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

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

South Pacific
(new on Blu-Ray/DVD)
Lincoln Center Theater production presented in Australia production filmed live. Lisa McCune, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Kate Ceberano, Eddie Perfect, Daniel Koek, Celina Yuen, John O'May, Jeremy Stanford, John Xintavelonis and Rowan Witt. Musical staging by Christopher Gattelli, sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder and sound by Scott Lehrer. Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett; dance and incidental music arrangements by Trude Rittmann.

Stephen Sondheim Collector's Edition
(Sony Masterworks - 4 CD set)
To include previously unreleased tracks from Sondheim's personal archives.

Sweet Charity
(Koch/DRG - new on CD)
Reissue of 1966 French cast recording. Magali Noel, Sidney Chaplin, and Collette Marchand.

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




-- Sound Advice Staff

Additional information provided by
Max O. Preeo


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

27 - An Opera in Five Acts Ricky Ian Gordon

The Algonquin Kid - Adventures Growing Up at New York's Legendary Hotel Book

Annie Blu-ray

Anthony Newley Sings The Good Old Bad Old Days

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand (American Masters) DVD

Bette Midler in Divine Madness: A National Treasure Chest DVD-R

Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater Book

Billie Holiday: The Centennial Collection

A Billie Holiday Songbook: Lara Downes

Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way Book

A Brief Guide to the Sound of Music Book

Broadway - Lafayette (Ravel, Lasser, Gershwin)

Chance Magazine: Issue 4: Unbound Magazine

Classical Broadway: Music by Cy Coleman, John Kander, Harvey Schmidt and Charles Strouse

The Fortress of Solitude Off-Broadway cast

The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals Book

Constellations: A Play Book

The Country House Play/book

Croon: Todd Murray

Deep in My Heart

The Divine Julie Andrews: Our Fair Lady

Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog Book

Galavant CD-R

Galavant Digital Album

Gay Purr-ee DVD-R

Hole in the Head Blu-ray

Home Street Home: Original Songs from the Shit Musical

How I Did It: Establishing a Playwriting Career Book

Hugh Maynard: Something Inside So Strong

I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers Play/book

Into the Woods Blu-ray

Into the Woods Soundtrack: Instrumental songs version

Jamie Cullum: Interlude

Jason Robert Brown in Concert with Anika Noni Rose (Live) Digital video

John Owen-Jones: Rise

King of Burlesque DVD

Kiss Me Stupid Blu-ray

Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home DVD

The Last Five Years Soundtrack

Lucky Me DVD-R

Maxine Linehan: Beautiful Songs Digital

The Memory Show Off-Broadway cast

Memphis the Musical OLC

Neil Simon on Screen: Adaptations and Original Scripts for Film and Television Book

The Night They Raided Minsky's (Sometimes Being a Nice Girl Is Too Much to Bare) Blu-ray

Peggy Lee: At Last, the Lost Radio Recordings

Perry Como Live on Tour

Prospect High: Brooklyn Play/book

Serial Killer Barbie: The Musical Digital

Shakespeare Uncovered: The Stories Behind the Bard's Greatest Plays, Series 2 DVD

Showtime! The Biggest Hits from the Musicals

Side Show Broadway revival cast

Small Engine Repair play/book

Something Beautiful: Bob Mundy

Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray

The Sound of Music Companion Book

The Sound of Music FAQ: All Thats Left to Know about Maria, the von Trapps, and Our Favorite Things (FAQ Series) Book

The Sound of Music Soundtrack (50th Anniversary Edition)

The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing Von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time Book

Stage Kiss Book

Steve Tyrell: That Lovin' Feeling

Strange Magic Soundtrack

Swing Your Lady DVD

Terry Barber Sings The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber: Your Favorite Hits from 10 Years Digital Album

On the Town 2014 revival cast

Violet: Vocal Selections Book

Walt Disney Records Legacy Collection: Pinocchio

Warner Musical Collection on Blu-ray Set

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

Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies: The Stage Adaptation Book

Woyzeck Play/book



TalkinBroadway.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com

TalkinBroadway.com is also an affiliate of ArkivMusic.com, BarnesandNoble.com, CDBaby.com, and iTunes. For the complete list of TalkinBroadway.com affiliates, visit Shoppin' Broadway.



Terms of Service

[ © 1997 - 2015 www.TalkinBroadway.com, Inc. ]