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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:

Sweet InspirationBeverley Church Hogan: Sweet Inspiration
(Café Pacific Records - new on CD/digital)
Romantic songs from the Great American Songbook. "Don'cha Go 'way Mad," "Falling in Love with Love," "Here's That Rainy Day," "I Got Lost in His Arms," "Invitation," "I'm Just Foolin' Myself," "What a Way to Go," "When October Goes," "Why Try to Change Me Now?." Accompanied by John Proulx, Bob Sheppard, guitarist Grant Geissman, bass player Lyman Medeiros, drummer Clayton Cameron, and percussionist Kevin Winard. Produced by Mark Winkler.

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

GayRandy Rainbow: "Gay!"
(Broadway Records - new digital single)
Parody written and performed by Randy Rainbow (based on "Shy" by Mary Rodgers from Once Upon a Mattress). With Michael J Moritz Jr (piano, synths, orchestral), Adam DeAscentis (bass), Tom Jorgensen (drums), Ryan Saranich (sax), Andrew Snapp (winds), John Lake (trumpet), Jimmy O’Connell (trombone). Produced, orchestrated, mixed, mastered by Michael J Moritz Jr. Vocal arrangement by Jesse Kissel.

Books Now Available:

Trouble in MindTrouble in Mind
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Alice Childress. Scheduled to open on Broadway in 1957, Childress objected to the requested changes in the script that would “sanitize” the play for mainstream audiences, and the production was canceled as a result. Childress's final script is published here. 120 pages.

To be released later this week:

GoosebumpsGoosebumps: The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Original studio cast recording. Score by Danny Abosch (music/lyrics) and John Manclay (book/lyrics). Based on the book by R.L. Stine. Krystina Alabado, Alex Brightman, Noah Galvin, Alex Gibson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Will Roland, Stephanie Styles. "Goosebumps," "A Super Scary Play," "The Legend," "Watch Your Step," "Babbling Brooke," "The Story of The Phantom," "Stay Away," "Entr'acte," "Is Somebody Down There?," "Understudy Buddy," "Whodunit?," "The Trapdoor," "My Home Sweet Home," "Opening Night," "One Last Goal," "The Performance," "My Story," "The Phantom Unmasked," "Goosebumps (Reprise)." Full-color 32-page booklet including the lyrics, synopsis, and never-before-seen photos of the cast from the recording sessions, as well as the cover art by legendary Goosebumps illustrator Tim Jacobus. Digital version released earlier.

Letters of OscarThe Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II
(Oxford Univ Press - new hardcover book)
Mark Eden Horowitz, editor. Hundreds of previously unpublished letters that show off all facets of Hammerstein's many engagements and his personality: correspondence to and from major Broadway figures like Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern, and Josh Logan, as well as those with politicians and activists. Reveals a man who was sharp, opinionated, and funny but also cared deeply about addressing the social ills that his musicals explored beyond the stage. 1000 pages. Kindle version released 4/18/22.

TrevorTrevor - A New Musical
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Julianne Wick and Davis Dan Collins. Mark Aguirre, Aaron Alcaraz, Ava Briglia, Sammy Dell, Ellie Kim, Colin Konstanty, Diego Lucano, Alyssa Emily Marvin, Isabel A Medina, Echo Deva Picone, Brandi Porter, Dan Rosales, Aryan Simhadri, Yasmeen Sulieman, Sally Wilfert, Jarrod Zimmerman. Release to coincide with the filmed version of the Off-Broadway production on Disney+, released on the same day. GhostlightRecords.com.

Mrs. DoubtfireMrs. Doubtfire OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)
Broadway cast recording of Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick score. Cast (Broadway cast that opened the show on December 5, 2021) includes Rob McClure, Jenn Gambatese, Peter Bartlett, Charity Angél Dawson, Mark Evans, J. Harrison Ghee, Analise Scarpaci, Jake Ryan Flynn, Avery Sell, Brad Oscar. What's Wrong With This Picture," "I Want To Be There," "Make Me A Woman," "What The Hell," "MrJolly Theme," "Easy Peasy," "I'm Rockin ' Now," "The Shape Of Things To Come," "Big Fat No," "Let Go," "The Mess I've Made," "She's Happy," "You've Been Playing With Fire," "Welcome To La Rosa," "He Lied To Me," "Just Pretend," "As Long As There Is Love" (Part 1), "As Long As There Is Love" (Part 2). Orchestrations and arrangements by Ethan Popp. Producers of the recording are Ethan Popp, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. Kevin McCollum and Hunter Arnold are executive producers.

Newly listed upcoming recordings:

July 5:

Chip Tin Pan AlleyChip Deffaa's Tin Pan Alley: Songs I Sing to My Deer....
(Garret Mountain Records - new on CD/digital)
Chip Deffaa, joined on select tracks by special guests Jon Peterson, Michael Townsend Wright, Olivia Chun, Keith Anderson, Katherine Paulsen, and Brian Gari, sings vintage show tunes and vaudeville numbers and shares recollections of showbiz greats like Carol Channing, George Burns, and Ruth Brown, who taught him some of the songs in his repertoire. Richard Danley, music director/pianist; Andy Stein, violinist. Recording Engineer: Slau Halatyn. 27 tracks.

July 9:

Dan OlivoDan Olivo: Day by Day
(Maria Records - new album)
West Coast jazz singer Dan Olivo. With Ian Robbins (guitar), Lyman Medeiros (bass), Joe Bagg (keyboards), Kevin Winard (percussion), Kyle O'Donnell (reeds), Garrett Smith (trombone), Jamelle Adisa (trumpet), and vocalist Renee Myara Cibelli. "Day by Day," "I'm Walkin'," "It Had To Be You," "More," "Time After Time," "It's Only A Paper Moon," "Sway," "How Come You Do Me Like You Do?," "L.O.V.E.," "This Guy's In Love With You," "Come By Me," "All The Way." Bandcamp.com.

Newly listed upcoming books:

August 11:

Scene ShiftScene Shift: U.S. Set Designers in Conversation
(Focal Press - Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
Maureen Weiss, Sibyl Wickersheimer, editors. Showcases contemporary U.S. set design by engaging designers with one another, pairing dialogue and imagery from varied experiences and practices. The conversations include designers (30 in all) who are commercially successful, artistically successful, and those who have existed on the fringes of the theatre world whose work is not necessarily definable, and therefore not as visible. 268 pages.

September 8:

Attack of Little Shop of HorrorsAttack of the Monster Musical: A Cultural History of Little Shop of Horrors
(Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
By Adam Abraham. Chronicles the unlikely phenomenon of Little Shop of Horrors, the musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Looks at the creation of the musical and its place in the contemporary musical theatre canon and examines its afterlives and wider cultural context. Told through archival research and eyewitness accounts, with extensive use of Ashman's personal papers, offering a unique and inspiring study of one of musical theatre's greatest talents. 256 pages.

September 15:

Miracle of Music ManMiracle of The Music Man: The Classic American Story of Meredith Willson
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Mark Cabaniss. The author brings to life the origins of this classic show, the music behind it, and the unlikely story of its creator. Interweaving behind-the-scenes accounts of people who worked with Willson, Cabaniss looks at his long and unusual career as a composer, conductor, radio personality, and flutist. 208 pages.

September 22:

Coward MusicalsSelected Musical Plays by Noël Coward: A Critical Anthology
(Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
Arianne Quinn, editor. This Year of Grace, Bitter Sweet, Words and Music, Pacific 1860, Ace of Clubs, Sail Away, The Girl Who Came to Supper. A portrait of Coward's oeuvre and its lasting influence on the wider world of the British musical, (Kindle Edition will be released early.) 552 pages.


Moved to January 27, 2023:

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." Previously released on mp3 and at Itunes.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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