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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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CDs Now Available:

Alice FayeAlice Faye: The 20th Century Fox Years Volume 1: 1934-1939
(Sepia Records - new on 2 CDs)
Collection of songs from Alice Faye's early films culled from studio discs and digitally remastered (sans dialogue, applause, special effects or tap sounds). Co-stars include Dick Powell, Don Ameche, Buddy Clark, Tony Martin, Louis Prima, Jimmy Durante, Ann Sothern. 61 tracks. Also at SepiaRecords.com.

Betty GrableBetty Grable: The 20th Century Fox Years Volume 1: 1940-1944
(Sepia Records - new on 2 CDs)
Collection of songs from Betty Grable's early days at 20th Century Fox. (sans dialogue, applause or tap sounds). The music is sourced from playback discs, studio discs, etc, all digitally remastered. Co-stars include Don Ameche, The Nicholas Brothers, Robert Cummings, Phil Regan, Carmen Miranda, Helen Forrest with Harry James. 60 tracks. Also at SepiaRecords.com.

MameMame: 1969 London Studio Cast
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
Jerry Herman score. Ahead of the show's London opening, the Major Minor label recorded a studio cast album produced by Norman Newell at Abbey Road Studios. Recorded on January 5th 1969, the all-British cast featured Beryl Reid as Mame, with Joan Turner was cast as Vera Charles, Pat Whitmore, Charles Young and Fred Lucas. Digitally remastered from stereo tape. Bonus tracks: Joan Turner's rare 1954 sides of "The Homecoming Waltz" and "The Shadow Waltz" (from the BBC TV serial The Teckman Biography) recorded for the Philips label with Wally Stott and his Orchestra. Limited edition release of 500 units only. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.

Young Frankenstein OLCMel Brooks' Young Frankenstein OLC
(Notefornote Entertainment - on CD)
Live recording made over several performances in the West End at the Garrick Theatre. Score by Mel Brooks ("Puttin' on the Ritz" by Irving Berlin). Cast includes Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph, Dianne Pilkington, Patrick Clancy. "Overture," "The Brain," "Please Don't Touch Me," "Together Again," "Roll in the Hay," "He Vas My Boyfriend," "It Could Work," "Hang Him Till He's Dead," "The Experiment," "He Vas My Boyfriend Reprise," "Welcome to Transylvania," "Transylvania Mania," "He's Loose," "Listen to Your Heart," "Surprise," "Someone," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Deep Love," "Hang the Doctor," "Deep Love Reprise and Finale," "Finale - Together Again," "The Bows," "Exit Music." Mastered by Andy Water at Abbey Road Studios. Produced and mixed By Paul Gatehouse. Executive Produced By Mel Brooks and Kevin Salter. Previously released on mp3 and at iTunes

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Curtain CallCurtain Call Mixes
(Silent Voice Publishing - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Lewis Flinn's hand-selected compendium of curtain call cues From Broadway productions of The Little Dog Laughed and Lysistrata Jones; Off-Broadway productions of Mondo Drama, Mr. & Mrs. Fitch (Second Stage), The New York Idea (MCC), The Busy World Is Hushed (Playwright's Horizons), Show People (Second Stage), Die Mommie Die, The Third Story, and The Divine Sister; and regional productions of The Imaginary Invalid (The Cleveland Playhouse), Jerusalem (The Cleveland Playhouse), and A Comedy of Errors (Hartford Stage).

(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
World premiere cast recording of score by Yve Blake, based on the Australian stage musical. Yve Blake, Chika Ikogwe, Kimberley Hodgson, James Majoos, Sharon Millerchip, Ayesha Madon, and Blake Appelqvist. Produced and mixed by David Muratore. Vocal arrangements by Alice Chance. Zara Stanton is music director and provides additional vocal arrangements.

Little Black BookLittle Black Book
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
World premiere recording. Score for the new rock musical by Billy Recce about the life and times of Heidi Fleiss. Alice Ripley, Orfeh, Mandy Gonzalez, Jessica Vosk, Brittney Johnson, Diana DeGarmo, Vonzell Solomon, Kuhoo Verma, Samantha Pauly, Natalie Weiss and Lillias White. Also at BroadwayRecords.com. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes

Rebecca Kilgore TrioThe Rebecca Kilgore Trio, Vol. 1
(HeavyWood Music - new digital album on mp3)
Rebecca Kilgore with pianist Randy Porter and bassist Tom Wakeling. "Dear Bix," "Day In - Day Out," "Somebody Just Like You," "Run, Little Raindrop, Run," "Azure-Té / Azure," "Talking to Myself About You," "Old Soft Shoe," "I Wanna Get Married," "Like the Brightest Star," "That Sunday That Summer," "The Gentleman Is a Dope" (available now) "Because We're Kids," "There's a Small Hotel."

Ride the CycloneRide the Cyclone
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
World premiere cast recording of score by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell. Cast includes Lillian Castillo, Chaz Duffy, Scott Redmond, Jacob Richmond, Emily Rohm, Tiffany Tatreau, Kholby Wardell, and Brooke Maxwell. Kevin McCollum and Morris Berchard, executive producers. Released 4/28/21.

(Mercia Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Terron Brooks (The Lion King). From upcoming album The Soul of Broadway.

BOOKs Now Available:

Men's Monologues 2020The Best Men's Monologues from New Plays, 2020
(Applause Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Lawrence Harbison, editor. Approximately 100 men's monologues for actors to use for auditions and in class, all from recently produced plays ... by both well-known playwrights such as Don Nigro, Theresa Rebeck, Rob Ackerman, Len Jenkin, Stephen Belber, and Tim Blake Nelson, and future stars such as David MacGregor, Reina Hardy, Chris Daftsios, Frank Basloe, and Will Arbery. 184 pages.

Women's Monologues 2020The Best Women's Monologues from New Plays, 2020
(Applause Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Lawrence Harbison, editor. Approximately 100 women’s monologues for actors to use for auditions and in class, all from recently produced plays ... by both well-known playwrights such as Don Nigro, Saviana Stanescu, and Len Jenkin and future stars such as Lia Romeo, Steven Hayet, Lori Fischer, Will Arbery, and Carey Crim. 184 pages.

Boston TheaterBoston's Theater District (Images of America)
(Arcadia Publishing - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Dale Stinchcomb. 128 pages.

Gershwin in PittsburghGershwin in Pittsburgh (Images of America)
(Arcadia Publishing - Paperback Book)
By Gregory Suriano. chronicles the surprisingly consequential connections between George Gershwin and the city of Pittsburgh. Theatrical venues such as the Nixon and Alvin Theatres and colleagues like Ned Wayburn, Oscar Levant, George S. Kaufman, Dolores Costello, Fritz Reiner, and Pandro S. Berman are all spotlighted. Most revealing are the visits Gershwin personally made to the city, as accompanist to vaudeville star Nora Bayes, during his Rhapsody in Blue tours with the Paul Whiteman and Leo Reisman orchestras, and for his 1933 guest appearance with the Pittsburgh Symphony. 128 pages.

Cape CodA History of Theater on Cape Cod
(The History Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Sue Mellen. Foreword by Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll. From the beginning of theater on the Cape in 1916 when a group of artists and writers in Provincetown mounted a production of a one-act play, Bound East for Cardiff, by a little-known playwright, Eugene O'Neill. It grew into the constantly expanding theater universe it is today. The theatrical descendants of O'Neill and the Provincetown Players continue to present classical drama, contemporary hits and new, experimental works to audiences that have come to expect the best. A tour of the theaters from Provincetown to Falmouth, revealing the rich past behind a unique cultural treasure. 144 pages.

Shakespeare CodexThe Shakespeare Codex
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs. New Discworld stage adaptation written to commemorate Terry Pratchett's life and works based loosely on The Science of Discworld II: the Globe, Lords & Ladies, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. 80 pages. Released 4/22/21.

ITEMS to be released this Friday, May 14:

BreatheBreathe: A New Musical
(Broadway Records - new album)
Kelli O’Hara and Brian Stokes Mitchell, Patti Murin, Colin Donnell, Denée Benton, Rubén J. Carbajal, Matt Doyle, Max Clayton, Daniel Yearwood, T. Oliver Reid and Josh Davis. Five suites, each featuring a score by different composers Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich; Rob Rokicki and Rebecca Murillo; Daniel Mertzlufft and Kate Leonard; Doug Besterman and Sharon Vaughn; and Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar. The musical premieres on Overture+ on May 14, 2021.


Coming from Inside the HouseComing from Inside the House (A Virtual SubCulture Concert)
(Craft Recordings - new on vinyl)
Jason Robert Brown's spring 2020 virtual April 27, 2020, SubCulture concert featuring Ariana Grande and Shoshana Bean. "Sanctuary" (Georgia Stitt, Molly Cate Brown, Susannah Brown), "Melinda," "The Hardest Hill" (Shoshana Bean), "I Love Betsy," "Still Hurting" (Ariana Grande), "All Things In Time," Bonus track "Nothing's Bigger Than Kong" (world premiere recording of song commissioned for but ultimately not included in the 2018 Broadway musical King Kong). Brown piano and keyboards, with Todd Reynolds, Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Gary Sieger, Randy Landau and Jamie Eblen. Recorded, edited and mixed by Jeffrey Lesser, and produced by Lesser and Jason Robert Brown. Mastered by Oscar Zambrano. Marc Kaplan, executive producer. Released previously on mp3 and at iTunes

Osmond ChapmanOsmond Chapman Orchestra: There's More Where That Came From
(Club44 Records - new on CD)
Debut album of the Osmond Chapman Orchestra, led by vocalist David Osmond and bandleader, producer and saxophonist Caleb Chapman. "The Way You Look Tonight," "Ring of Fire," "There's More Where That Came From," "We Might as Well Fall in Love," "For Once in My Life," "Over the Rainbow," "Smile," "I Need a Real Good Thing," "When I Was Your Man," "Fly Me to the Moon," "You Don't Know Me."

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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