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Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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Please note that scheduling changes due to the coronavirus pandemic are being made as soon as we are aware of them. But there may be further changes in release dates in the future, as things play out.

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Katy Keene Spider WomanKaty Keene Special Episode - Kiss of the Spider Woman the Musical
(Watertower Music - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack from The CW's musical comedy-drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi. Jonny Beauchamp, Julia Chan, Nathan Lee Graham, Lucy Hale, Candace Maxell, Ashleigh Murray, Daphne Rubin Vega. "Prologue," "Prologue (Reprise)," "A Visit," "You Could Never Shame Me," "Where You Are," "Gimme Love," "Kiss of the Spider Woman." Released 3/20/20.

BLU-RAY/DVDs Now Available:

GodspellGodspell blu-ray
(Sony - new Blu-ray)
1973 film adaptation of Stephen Schwartz/John-Michael Tebelak musical. Victor Garber, Katie Hanley, David Haskell, Merrell Jackson, Joanne Jonas, Robin Lamont, Gilmer McCormick, Jeffrey Mylett, Jerry Sroka, Lynne Thigpen. New 4K remaster. Audio commentary by film historian Lee Gambin; Stephen Schwartz audio interview; Robin Lamont audio interview; Katie Hanley audio interview; Jerry Sroka audio interview; producer Edgar Lansbury audio interview; historian and Stephen Schwartz biographer Carol de Giere contribution.

MUSIC to be released this Friday:

9 to 5 OLC9 to 5 OLC
(ATG Productions Ltd - new on CD)
West End cast. Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Cast includes Caroline Sheen, Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen, Bonnie Langford and Brian Conley. "9 to 5," "Around Here," "Here for You," "Backwoods Barbie," "I Just Might," "Heart to Hart," "Hey Boss," "Shine Like the Sun," "Entr'acte," "One of the Boys," "5 to 9," "Always a Woman," "Change It," "Let Love Grow," "Get Out and Stay Out," "Finale," "Bows." Recorded live at the Savoy Theatre. Released 2/11/20 on mp3 and at iTunes.

Linda LavinLinda Lavin: Love Notes
(Club 44 Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Linda Lavin with Billy Stritch. "I've Got My Eyes on You," "Not a Care in the World," "I Wish I Were in Love Again," "I Can't Tell You Why," "Chega de Saudade," "Stars Would Fall," "Just Squeeze Me," "Black Cow," "Ace in the Hole / Rap Tap on Wood," "It Don't Mean a Thing," "You Must Believe in Spring," "How High the Moon." Customers who pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a download of the first single, "Stars Would Fall" (Joel Lindsey and Wayne Haun). Liner notes by Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso.

Rags ParklandRags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of show created by Andrew R. Butler that premiered at Ars Nova in 2018. Rick Burkhardt, Andrew R. Butler, Tony Jarvis, Jessie Linden, Stacey Sargeant and Debbie Christine Tjong. Orchestrations, arrangements and additional music by Rick Burkhardt, Andrew R. Butler, Jessie Linden, Tony Jarvis, Maya Sharpe, Madeline Smith, and Debbie Christine Tjong. Produced by David Treatman and Tony Maimone. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.


AllegianceAllegiance Limited Edition Collector Box Set
(new DVD set)
Includes region-free DVD of the entire original Broadway production of Allegiance, with the original cast (score by Jay Kuo; book by Jay Kuo, Marc Acito, and Lorenzo Thione); Allegiance to Broadway region-free DVD of the feature-length documentary and opening selection of The American Documentary Film Festival; never before released creative commentary audio track featuring George Takei and the creative team discussing the film and the production; One Family, Indivisible: The Making of Allegiance limited edition hardcover souvenir book; commemorative enamel logo pin; limited edition certificate of authenticity; limited edition full-color Allegiance poster set (5 unique posters); childhood photos from George Takei’s personal collection; custom character portrait (one from a set of five) by Squiggs originally created for this DVD box set; actual costume fabric swatch and photo from the original Broadway costumes (by Alejo Vietti); replica of a Tanabata wish used during the original Broadway previews; replica of historical internee tag; map of Japanese American internment camps in the United States. A portion of the proceeds of each purchase will be donated to the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Memory and Justice Endowment Fund. DVD box set with George Takei autographed book also available on 5/1/20. At allegiancemusical.com/.

Georgia Stitt Quiet RevolutionGeorgia Stitt: A Quiet Revolution
(Craft Recordings - new on CD)
Original songs theatre songwriter/composer Georgia Stitt features performances by Kate Baldwin, Laura Benanti, Andrea Burns, Brandon Victor Dixon, Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry, Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Emily Skinner, Jessica Vosk, Betsy Wolfe, and E.J. Zimmerman. "Maybe It's Me," "Mister Blue," "Casual," "The Great American Black And White," "Before I Lose My Mind," "The Water Is Wide," "Come Over," "Palimpsest," "Always Something More," "Prepared," "The Baby Song," "Onward, Beyond," "Stop." Digital version released earlier.


Offered for free through March 27:

Untold Stories of BroadwayThe Untold Stories of Broadway Vol 1 - Kindle edition
(Dress Circle Publishing - Kindle Edition)
By Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Chronicle of the history of Broadway through firsthand accounts from actors, directors, producers, stagehands, designers, ushers and others. Each chapter represents one Broadway theater. Volume 1 covers The Al Hirschfeld, August Wilson, Lyceum, Mark Hellinger, Marquis, Neil Simon, Richard Rodgers and Winter Garden Theatres. Free through March 27. Originally published in 2013.

Added to September 8:

American UtopiaAmerican Utopia
(Bloomsbury - new ebook)
Features the words and lyrics from David Byrne's recording and subsequent theatrical concert, with artwork by Maira Kalman (who designed the art for the Broadway show’s curtain). Edited and designed by Alex Kalman/What Studio?.

Moved to May 15:

Enchantee Marie OppertEnchantée: Marie Oppert
(Warner Classics - new digital album)
Marie Oppert (Marigny theatre Peau d'Âne; Châtelet Theatre Umbrellas of Cherbourg) debut solo album. "Journey to the Past," "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Impossible - It's Possible," "Children Will Listen," "Y'a d'la joie," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "I Will Wait for You," "Anything Can Happen," "Pure Imagination," "Green Finch, Linnet Bird," "Les enfants qui s'aiment," "The Light in the Piazza," "Over the Rainbow," "The Moon and I," "Electricity," "I Got Rhythm." Lille Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Skilbeck, with guests Natalie Dessay and more. Includes digital booklet. CD format available on Amazon France and others.

Sing StreetSing Street OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Score by Gary Clark and John Carney. Cast includes Max Bartos, Brendan C. Callahan, Billy Carter, Zara Devlin, Gus Halper, Jakeim Hart, Martin Moran, Anne L. Nathan, Johnny Newcomb, Brenock O’Connor, Gian Perez, Sam Poon, Skyler Volpe, Amy Warren, Anthony Genovesi. "Just Can't Get Enough," "Riddle of the Model," "Up," "A Beautiful Sea," "Girls," "Faith of Our Fathers," "Dream for You," "Drive It Like You Stole It," "Up (Down Version)," "Brown Shoes," "To Find You," "Go Now." mp3 and Itunes release 4/3/20.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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