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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:

Blue ForestCarol Lipnik: Blue Forest
(Mermaid Alley - new EP)
"Blue Forest," "All the Colors of the Sky," "Birds of a Feather," "I Don't Work Hard," "Thrice Toss These Oaken Ashes (Thomas Campion)," "Tick Bite," "A Pure Dose of Mercy." Kyle Sanna (guitars, ukulele, and synths), Matt Kanelos (piano, harmonies, synths and Wurlitzer), and Mathias Künzli (percussion). Released 5/20/22.

Woman Is"Woman Is"
(new digital single)
Single from original cast recording of Lempicka, sung by Eden Espinosa. Score by Matt Gould and Carson Kreitzer.

Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights
(Broadway Records - new digital album)
World premiere recording. Original music by Ian Ross. From the co-production of National Theatre, Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal. Released 5/20/22.

Books Now Available:

Broadway BirdBroadway Bird
(Feiwel & Friends - Hardcover Book)
By Alex Timbers. Alisa Coburn, illustrator. Picture book about a little bird who dreams of making it big on Broadway. Ages 4-6 years. 40 pages.

Lost ConversationThe Lost Conversation: Interviews with an Enduring Avant-Garde
(53rd State Press - Paperback Book)
By Sara Farrington. Collection of interviews conducted between 2019-2021 with New York theater artists who have spent their lives working in and inventing the avant-garde ... brings to light a series of "lost conversations" about class, race, difficulty, endurance, and privilege in the New York avant-garde of the past fifty years, as well as conversations about the ephemerality, the always-about-to-be-lostness of the medium itself. Featuring conversations with Joanne Akalaitis, Anne Bogart, Lee Breuer, Ping Chong, Richard Foreman, Andre Gregory, Deborah Hay, Bill T. Jones, Adrienne Kennedy, Lola Pashalinksi, Jennifer Tipton, Kate Valk, Mac Wellman, and Robert Wilson. 180 pages.

DVDs/Blu-rays Now Available:

Flower Drum SongFlower Drum Song
(Kino Lorber - Blu-ray)
1961 film based on the Broadway musical. Rodgers & Hammerstein score. Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Miyoshi Umeki, Jack Soo, Benson Fong, Juanita Hall. Directed by Henry Koster. Brand new 2K masters. Extras: audio commentary by Nancy Kwan with Nick Redman; A Classic Evolves: From Print to Stage to Screen; Faces of the East: Casting Flower Drum Song; The Songs of Flower Drum Song; An All-Access Pass to the Sets and Costumes of Flower Drum Song; The Legacy of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Music to be released this Friday, May 27:

(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
Score by Merrill and book by Michael Stewart. Expanded release includes: the 1961 Broadway cast album, newly remastered from stereo reel-to-reel tape; a handful of pop covers by The Everly Brothers, Pat Boone, Mel Torme and more; special bonus track, a rare live performance of "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" by Anna Maria Alberghetti for the public service radio broadcast "Stars for Defense"; and bonus disc with instrumental albums, Carnival performed by Cyril Ornadel and The Starlight Symphony Orchestra and Carnival in Percussion by The Paul Smith Ensemble. Detailed sleeve notes by George Dansker. Part of Stage Door Records' Deluxe Edition Broadway Cast Album series. StageDoorRecords.com.

Newly listed recordings:

July 26:

Gilded AgeThe Gilded Age: The Complete First Season
(Warner Home Entertainment - new on DVD)
2022 HBO Max series written by Julian Fellowes. Cast includes Louisa Jacobson, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Morgan Spector, Carrie Coon, Denée Benton. All nine episodes plus featurettes; Inside the Episodes, Who's Who, Old Money vs New: The Heart of the Matter, Invitation to Set, Carrie Coon BTS, Writing Peggy and the DVD-exclusive All That Glitters: Creating "The Gilded Age”.

No date:

The Fantasticks: The First Complete Recording of the Entire Play (The Revised Version)
(JAY Records - new album)
Score by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. To include the score as well as all of the dialogue and speeches. Brad Oscar, Telly Leung, Elizabeth Teeter, Lewis Cleale, Ron Raines, and Tom Jones. Craig Barna, musical director. Release date TBA.

Newly Listed Books/Plays:

June 14:

Doris DayDoris Day: Images of a Hollywood Icon
(Hermes Press - Hardcover Book)
Foreword by Paul McCartney. Featuring rare and previously unpublished photographs from the late star's personal collection. Hundreds of photos, including glamorous publicity portraits, behind-the-scenes images with famous friends and colleagues, and glimpses into her personal life. Eddie Muller and Michael Feinstein have contributed appreciations of Day's motion picture and singing careers, respectively. A complete filmography and discography are also included. 256 pages.

August 16:

OperaOpera: The Definitive Illustrated History
(DK - Hardcover Book)
By Alan Riding and Leslie Dunton-Downer. Follows the history of opera from Monteverdi's L'Orfeo in 1607, to Cosi fan Tutte, La Bohème, and modern operas such as Brokeback Mountain. Explains musical terminology, traces historical developments, and sets everything in a cultural context. Features include: all of the most important operas from the Renaissance to the 21st century; profiles of the key composers, librettists, performers, and companies, with details of their lives, works, and influence–arranged in chronological order to show the evolution of the genre; explanations of musical terminology and different types of opera. 360 pages.

August 19:

Sheldon EppsMy Own Directions: A Black Man's Journey in the American Theatre
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By Sheldon Epps. "... the unique story of how the author came into leadership at Pasadena Playhouse after a successful career directing on Broadway, in London and at theatres all over the world. In intimate detail, it relates how the theatre was radically changed and reignited by his leadership, including his insistence on making diversity a priority both onstage and off. It is the very personal story of a person who wanted his race to be recognized, but never used as a limitation or a reason to be less than fully respected. In many ways, this memoir tells the story of what people of color in America must face repeatedly to make their lives matter." 153 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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