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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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DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Falling in Love with Mr. DellamortFalling in Love with Mr. Dellamort
(Broadway Records - new digital album)
Recording of new audio musical written by Jack Feldstein and Paul Doust. Starring James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Reed, Lena Hall, Jackie Hoffman, Telly Leung and narrated by Gavin Lee. Released 7/23/21. BroadwayRecords.com.

BOOKS Now Available:

Hamilton and the New RevolutionHamilton and the New Revolution: Broadway Musicals in the 21st Century
(Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Eighth book by Scott Miller (New Line Theatre). A "journey through the second decade of the millennium ... deep into some of the most fascinating Broadway musicals of our time, including Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, A Strange Loop, Hadestown, The Color Purple, Bonnie & Clyde, Hands on a Hardbody, and The Scottsboro Boys." Each chapter digs into one show, exploring text and subtext, the creation process, influences, structure and form, music and lyrics, character, cultural and political context, and more. 212 pages. Released 7/18/21.

RECORDINGS recently added:

August 13:

Ben Platt reverieBen Platt: Reverie
(Atlantic - new on CD/digital)
Second album by Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen). "king of the world, pt. 1," "childhood bedroom," "happy to be sad," "I wanna love you but I don’t," "leave my mind," "dance with you," "king of the world, pt. 2," "carefully," "chasing you," "come back," "dark times," "imagine," "king of the world, pt. 3."

September 7:

(Audiobook on CD)
Williamstown Theatre Festival world premiere production of Stacy Osei-Kuffour play. Directed by Whitney White. Madeline Brewer, Jason Butler Harner, William Jackson Harper, Aja Naomi King. Previously released as Audible Audiobook.

Williamstown StreetcarA Streetcar Named Desire
(Audible Audiobook)
Play by Tennessee Williams in 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival production. Joel Reuben Ganz, Joe Goldammer, Carla Gugino, Carmen M. Herlihy, Sullivan Jones, Brian Lucas, Audra McDonald, Stacey Raymond, Cesar J. Rosado, Ariel Shafir. Directed by Robert O’Hara.

September 17:

Young Frankenstein OLCMel Brooks' Young Frankenstein OLC
(Notefornote Entertainment - 2-LP vinyl)
OLC cast recording recorded live over several performances. Score by Mel Brooks ("Puttin' on the Ritz" by Irving Berlin). 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." Previously released on CD and in digital format.

September 21:

Little ShopLittle Shop of Horrors
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Grammy Award nominated 2019 Off-Broadway cast recording of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken score. Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, Christian Borle, Tom Alan Robbins, Kingsley Leggs, Ari Groover, Salome Smith, Joy Woods, Stephen Berger, Chris Dwan , Kris Roberts, Chelsea Rurbin, Eric Wright, Teddy Yudain. "Prologue / Little Shop Of Horrors," "Skid Row (Downtown)," "Da-Doo," "Grow For Me," "Ya Never Know," "Somewhere That's Green," "Closed For Renovation," "Dentist!," "Mushnik And Son," "Sudden Changes," "Feed Me (Git It!)," "Now (It's Just The Gas)," "Act 1 Finale," "Call Back In The Morning," "Suddenly Seymour," "Suppertime," "The Meek Shall Inherit," "Sominex / Suppertime (Reprise)," "Somewhere That's Green (Reprise)," "Da-Doo (Reprise)," "Finale (Don't Feed The Plants)." Music Supervisor, Orchestrator, Arranger Will Van Dyke. Album produced by Alan Menken, Will Van Dyke, Frank Wolf, Michael Mayer. GhostlightRecords.com. Previously released in digital format.

BOOKS recently added:

August 3:

Mary SeacoleThe Marvellous Adventures of Mary Seacole
(Aurora Metro Books - Paperback Book)
Play by Cleo Sylvestre. 48 pages.

August 30:

Barber Shop ChroniclesBarber Shop Chronicles
(Paperback Book - Methuen Drama)
Play by Inua Ellams. First produced by the National Theatre, Fuel and Leeds Playhouse in 2017. 96 pages.

September 23:

Photograph 51Photograph 51
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Anna Ziegler. Introduction by Mandy Greenfield. Premiered in the West End in 2015. 96 pages.

September 29:

Home TruthsHome Truths: A Memoir
(Harper Collins - Kindle Edition)
Memoir by Australian playwright David Williamson (The Removalists, The Club, Don's Party, Emerald City and Travelling North and fifty others). The story of the man behind the work: how a childhood defined by marital discord sparked a lifelong fascination with the power of drama to explore emotional conflict; how a mechanical engineering student became our most successful playwright; the anxiety that plagued him as he crafted his plays; the joy of connecting with an audience and the enduring sting of the critics; and the great love story that defined his personal life. He also writes about the plethora of odd, interesting, caustic and brilliant people - actors, directors, writers, theatre critics, politicians - who have intersected with his life and work.

October 15:

Emily MannEmily Mann: Rebel Artist of the American Theater
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
By Alexis Greene. The story of American playwright, director, and artistic director Emily Mann ... her family life; her coming-of-age in Chicago during the exuberant, rebellious, and often violent 1960s; how sexual violence touched her personally; and how she fell in love with theater and began learning her craft at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, while a student at Radcliffe ... her evolution as a professional director and playwright at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, on and off Broadway, at regional theaters including the McCarter. 352 pages.

October 21:

Affair of the Heart: British Theatre from 1992 to 2020Affair of the Heart: British Theatre from 1992 to 2020
(Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Michael Billington (formerly of The Guardian). Selected theatre reviews from 1992 to 2020 ... starting each chapter is a brief commentary on the developments of that era and the social, political and cultural context within which this theatre was being produced. Also included are key obituaries and letters in response to reviews written. 344 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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