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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:

Ben Bagley's Cole Porter Revisited Volume IVBen Bagley’s Cole Porter Revisited Volume IV
(Kritzerland - on CD)
Katharine Hepburn, Dolores Gray, Helen Gallagher, Kaye Ballard, Patrice Munsel, Blossom Dearie, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sandy Stewart, and Arthur Siegel. Songs from Seven Lively Arts, Red, Hot, and Blue, Les Girls, Out of This World, Fifty Million Frenchman, You Never Know, Let’s Face It, Gay Divorce, Can-Can and more, including songs from unproduced shows and songs cut from various shows. Arrangements and orchestrations by Dennis Deal. Remastered. Cover art by Harvey Schmidt. To ship the third week of September. Limited to 500 copies. Kritzerland.com.

Ben BagleyBen Bagley's Desylva, Brown, and Henderson Revisited Volume II
(Kritzerland - on CD)
Songs by B.G. Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson. Dorothy Loudon, Margaret Whiting, Mary Cleere Haran, Sandy Stewart, Ann Hampton Callaway, and Arthur Siegel. Musical direction and arrangements by Norman Paris. Remastered. To ship the third week of September. Limited to 500 copies. Kritzerland.com.

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Jazz MeCarmen Ruby Floyd: Broadway, Jazz Me!
(new digital album)
Debut album from Broadway performer Carmen Ruby Floyd (The Lion King, Porgy and Bess, Hello, Dolly!) "Summertime," "Dat's Love - Habanera," "Bali Hai," "People," "Hello, Dolly!," "My Funny Valentine," "Stranger in Paradise," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "I Enjoy Being a Girl," "On a Clear Day." Released 7/1/21.

Didos"Didos (Dido’s Lament / White Flag Medley)"
(Decca - digital single)
Anthony Roth Costanzo and Justin Vivian Bond perform a song from Only an Octave Apart (reopening at St. Ann's Warehouse this month). With Thomas Bartlett (piano), Dana Lyn (violin), Claudia Chopek (violin), Nadia Sirota (viola), Gabriel Cabezas (cello), Doug Wieselman (guitar/reeds), Parker Ramsay (harp), Alex Sopp (flute), Spencer Murphy (bass). Full album to be released in January 2022. Released 9/17/21.

Jeremy Jordan: "Grow for Me"
(Ghostlight Records - new digital single)
Jeremy Jordan performs song by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken from Little Shop of Horrors, returning to the Westside Theatre tonight. Released 9/17/21.

Books Now Available:

Ever AfterEver After: Forty Years of Musical Theater and Beyond, 1977-2019
(Applause - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Barry Singer (The New York Times). Second edition, updated to include 2004-2019. 560 pages. Released 9/15/21.

NamedroppingNamedropping in The Wings: A light-hearted account of an extraordinary backstage career encapsulating thirty years of theatre history
(Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By David Collison. The stage manager and sound designer draws on his thirty years of theatre history with personal anecdotes, with many illustrious names dropped. Released 2/22/21.

Working BackstageWorking Backstage: A Cultural History and Ethnography of Technical Theater Labor
(Univ of Michigan Press - Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
By Christin Essin. Illuminates the work of New York City's theater technicians, shining a light on the essential contributions of unionized stagehands, carpenters, electricians, sound engineers, properties artisans, wardrobe crews, makeup artists, and child guardians. Based on the author's (a former theater technician herself) archival research and interviews with more than 100 backstage technicians, members of the New York locals of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. 286 pages. [Kindle edition released 9/20/21, other formats may be pending.]

MUSIC to be released this Friday, September 24:

Dear Evan Hansen soundtrackDear Evan Hansen
(Interscope - new on CD/digital)
Original motion picture soundtrack for 2021 film based on the musical. Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Cast includes Amy Adams, DeMarius Copes, Kaitlyn Dever, Nik Dodani, Hadiya Eshe, Liz Kate, Danny Pino, Larry Murphy, Ben Platt, Isaac Powell, Colton Ryan, Amandla Stenberg. "Waving Through A Window," "For Forever," "Sincerely, Me," "Requiem," "If I Could Tell Her," "The Anonymous Ones," "You Will Be Found," "Only Us," "Words Fail," "So Big / So Small," "A Little Closer," "You Will Be Found," "The Anonymous Ones," "Only Us," "A Little Closer," "Waving Through A Window."

DianaDiana: The Musical
(UMe - new digital album)
Original Broadway cast recording for musical to premiere October 1 on Netflix November 2 on Broadway. Book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro. Music and lyrics by David Bryan. Cast includes Jeanna De Waal, Erin Davie, Judy Kaye, Roe Hartrampf, Zach Adkins, Tessa Alves, Ashley Andrews, Austen Danielle Bohmer, Bruce Dow, Holly Ann Butler, Stephen Carrasco, Richard Gatta, Lauren E. J. Hamilton, Emma Hearn, Shaye B. Hopkins, André Jordan, Gareth Keegan, Nathan Lucrezio, Tomás Matos, Chris Medlin, Laura Stracko and Bethany Ann Tesarck.. "Prologue," "Underestimated," "The Worst Job in England," "This Is How Your People Dance," "Snap, Click," "Whatever Love Means Anyway," "I Will," "The World Fell in Love" (released early), "Happiness / Simply Breathe," "She Moves in The Most Modern Ways," "Diana (The Rage)," "As I Love You," "I Miss You Most on Sundays," "Pretty, Pretty Girl," "Here Comes James Hewitt," "Him and Her (And Him and Her) / Just Dance," "Secrets and Lies," "The Main Event," "Whatever Love Means Anyway," "Pretty, Pretty Girl," "The Words Came Pouring Out," "The Dress," "An Officer's Wife," "If (Light Of The World)." Co-produced by David Bryan and Ian Eisendrath. Album in CD format to be released 10/1/21.

Craft Recordings/Concord Theatricals - digital album)
Studio cast recording of score by Chris Miller (music) and Nathan Tysen (lyrics). Christian Borle, Jessica Vosk, Sarah Charles Lewis, Michael McElroy and more. "Action News," "New Dawn," "Laboratory Loop," "Follow The Stars," "Weatherman," "Area 51," "Show Me The Stage," "Until The Day," "Two Steps Ahead," "Aurora," "23,360," "Dreamland," "Totally Safe," "Aurora (Reprise 1)," "Kodiak," "Sweet Dreams," "Aurora (Reprise 2)," "Contact," "Last Day On Earth," "New Dawn (Finale)."

IncidentalIncidental: Music for the Stage
(new album)
From Royal & Derngate Theatre. Original compositions by 12 of the most prominent British composers working today to write original music for the stage. Inspired by some of the most famous plays and novels in the English Language, featuring spoken performances by many of the stage's most acclaimed actors. It will raise vital funds to support Royal & Derngate's reopening, helping the venue to recover from the devastating impact of the pandemic and to continue to produce their ground-breaking filmtrax.bandcamp.com/album/incidental-music-for-the-stage.

Show Time 3Show Time Volume 3: The EP Collection
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Compiles all 16 EPs which formed the "Show Time" Series as recorded and released by RCA Victor in 1953. Includes selections from The Little Shows, Girl Crazy, Porgy and Bess, Kiss Me, Kate, and Anything Goes. Featured performers include Carol Bruce, Sheila Bond, Edith Adams, Lisa Kirk, Cab Calloway, Helen Thigpen, Leslie Scott, George Britton, Helena Bliss, Helen Gallagher and Jack Cassidy. Most of the tracks have never been released on CD. Comprehensive sleeve note by Broadway historian George Dansker, including a complete sessionography of recording dates. Limited to 500 units only. StageDoorRecords.com.

Unknown SoldierUnknown Soldier
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)
Original cast recording of Michael Friedman / Daniel Goldstein score. From the premiere Playwrights Horizons production. James Crichton, Zoe Glick, Emilie Kouatchou, Erik Lochtefeld, Jay McKenzie, Jessica Naimy, Estelle Parsons, Margo Seibert, Thom Sesma, and Perry Sherman. Music director and conductor Julie McBride on piano, Hiroko Taguchi on violin, Deborah Assael on cello, Ben Kono on reeds, Mike Thurber on bass, Mike Dobson on percussion, and Jim Hershman on guitar.Orchestrations by Michael Friedman. Music supervisor Marco Paguia. "The Great War," "The Worst Town in New York," "This is A… ," "The First Time," "Where in the World," "The People Stare," "A Husband Takes Care of Things," "Worst Town (Reprise)," "Milkshake," "Do You Wonder," "Andrew's Story ," "The Memory Song," "I Give Away Children," "The Clock," "Penelope," "The Ending." Produced by Dean Sharenow, and co-produced by Daniel Goldstein, with Hunter Arnold, The Civilians, and Kurt Deutsch serving at executive producers. At GhostlightRecords.com.

Newly listed MUSIC:

October 1:

GershwinGeorge Gershwin de Broadway au Metropolitan Opera
(Fremeaux Heritage - on 3 CDs)
Classic jazz interpretations of the works of George Gershwin. Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, and others.

October 15:

(Lso Live - new on 2 CDs/digital)
2018 concerts featuring the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop, with Leonardo Capalbo, Jane Archibald, Anne Sofie von Otter, and Sir Thomas Allen, London Symphony Chorus and Guildhall School Young Artists. Music by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Richard Wilbur, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, and Stephen Sondheim.

October 28:

Rainbow LullabyThe Rainbow Lullaby
(Broadway Records - new album)
The world’s first LGBTQ lullaby album, with songs by 19 LGBTQIA+ writers and performances by 33 LGBTQIA+ artists. The Rainbow Lullaby" - Madge Dietrich (lyrics and music: Ryan Bauer-Walsh), "The Ferris Wheel" - Klea Blackhurst (lyrics: Ryan Bauer-Walsh, music: Ryan Bauer-Walsh and Mark Hartman, Arranger: Mark Hartman), "Family Means" - Kyle Dean Massey, Taylor Frey, Jenn Colella, Chilina Kennedy (lyrics and music: Paul Loesel), "Don't you Cry" - Ernie Pruneda, Richie Leone (lyrics and music: Fred Sauter), "Two Mama Flamingos" - Christine Dwyer (lyrics and music: Michelle Chamuel and David Dabbon, "Go To Sleep" - Chris and Clay Rice-Thomson (lyrics and music: Fred Sauter), "A Little Boat" - Katie Thompson, Natalie Joy Johnson and The First Presbyterian Church of New York City Choir conducted by Michael Shake (lyrics and music: Ryan Bauer-Walsh), "Rain, Rain, Rain" - Shakina Nayfack, Kyler O'neal (lyrics and music: Fred Sauter), "There's a Bunny on the Moon" - Aury Krebs (lyrics and music: Jason Ma), "As Bright as a Star" - Jealni Remy (lyrics and music: Bobby Cronin), "Baby My Baby" - Ryan Bauer-Walsh, Jonathan Charles Mclaughlin (lyrics and music: Ryan Bauer-Walsh), "A Big Day" - Caitlin Kinnunen (lyrics and music: Ryan Bauer-Walsh Music, Amanda D’archangelis), "Best Friends" - Marty Thomas, Marissa Rosen (lyrics and music: Ryan Bauer-Walsh, Arranger: Mark Hartman), "Hide and Seek" - Matt Doyle (lyrics and music: Andrew Gerle), "When We Dreamed of You" - Ryan Bauer-Walsh (lyrics: Ryan Bauer-Walsh, music: Yasuhiko Fukuoka), "Stronger together" - Michael Buchanan (lyrics: Ryan Bauer-Walsh, music: Mark Hartman), "Dream Away" - Jay Armstrong Johnson (lyrics and music: Adam Overett), "You’ll Have a New Day Tomorrow" - Ryan Bauer-Walsh (lyrics and music: Ryan Bauer-Walsh), "Mommy and Mama" - Jo Lampert (lyrics and music: Debra Barsha), "The Dream" - L. Morgan Lee (lyrics and music: Arri Simon and Janine McGuire), "Tiny Cloud " - Zachary James (lyrics: Ryan Bauer-Walsh, music: Lucas Tahiruzzaman Syed), "The Beautiful Son" - Jamie Cepero, Jonathan Burke (lyrics and music: Dionne McClain Freeney), "You Are Home" - Michael Longoria (lyrics and music: Ryan Bauer-Walsh, Arranger: Mark Hartman), "Home of Three" - Lauren Patten, Jo Lampert (lyrics and music: Zoe Sarnak), "Your Own Sweet Family" - Susie Mosher (lyrics: Marc Shaiman and Susie Mosher, music: Marc Shaiman). Conceived by Ryan Bauer-Walsh. At BroadwayRecords.com.

November 26:

Back to the FutureBack to the Future: The Musical

(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Original cast recording of score with new songs by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard alongside hit songs from the movie. Cast includes Roger Bart and Olly Dobson, Hugh Coles, Rosanna Hyland, Cedric Neal, Aidan Cutler, and Courtney-Mae Briggs. .Currently at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End

Newly listed BOOKS:

October 1:

Hardestown songbookHadestown songbook
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Vocal selections for score by Anais Mitchell. "All I've Ever Known," "Epic III," "Flowers," "Hey, Little Songbird," "Livin' It up on Top," "Our Lady of the Underground," "Wait for Me," "Way down Hadestown I," "We Raise Our Cups," "Wedding Song," "When the Chips Are Down," "Why We Build the Wall."

November 9:

West Side Story: The Making of the Steven Spielberg Film
(Abrams - Hardcover Book)
By Laurent Bouzereau. Featuring never-before-seen unit photography, storyboards, costume and concept designs, and behind-the-scenes photos. The author was embedded with the film's cast and crew and conducted original interviews with director and producer Steven Spielberg, screenwriter and executive producer Tony Kushner, Tony Award–winning choreographer Justin Peck, and the cast to bring together a firsthand oral history documenting every stage of the film's production. 256 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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