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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:

LyleLyle the Off-Broadway demos
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
1970 Off-Broadway musical by Janet Gari and Toby Garson, based on the book by Bernard Waber. Carleton Carpenter and Ted Thurston, Janet Gari, Toby Garson, and Arthur Siegel. 35 tracks. Produced and remastered by Brian Gari with Peter Millrose and Chip Fabrizi. Released 12/30/22.

Digital Music Now Available:

Lyle soundtrackLyle, Lyle, Crocodile soundtrack
(Island Records - new digital album)
Soundtrack from 2022 musical comedy film based on the works of Bernard Waber. Songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, with other writers including Ari Afsar, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Mark Sonnenblick, and Joriah Kwamé. Shawn Mendez, Pete Rodriguez, Javier Bardem, Claire Rosinkranz, Stevie Wonder, Constance Wu, Anthony Ramos, and others. 15 tracks. Released 10/7/22. [Also released: an album of the film's musical score by Matthew Margeson.]

Books Now Available:

TwiceHe Never Did Anything Twice: Deconstructing Stephen Sondheim: Deconstructing Stephen Sondheim
(new Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
By Scott Miller (New Line Theatre). Journey through sixteen Sondheim musicals, plus some brief stops at some of his other musical and non-musical projects over the years. 378 pages.

Music to Be Released This Friday:

Big One-OhThe Big One-Oh! (Ultimate Cast Recording)
(Broadway Records - new album)
Score by Doug Besterman (music) and Dean Pitchford (lyrics) for the musical based on the novel of the same name by Pitchford. (Book for the musical is by Timothy Allen McDonald.) Cast includes Christian Borle, Derek Klena, Patti Murin, Brittney Mack, Michael James Scott, Jaxon Daniel and Emmy Woodard. The show appeared at Atlantic for Kids in 2019.

CabaretCabaret 2021 West End cast
(Decca UK - new on CD)
Score by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Eddie Redmayne, Jessie Buckley, Anna-Jane Casey, Stewart Clarke, Omari Douglas, Sally Frith, Elliot Levey, Liza Sadovy, Sophie Maria Wojna. "Willkommen," "So What?," "Don't Tell Mama," "Mein Herr," "Perfectly Marvelous," "Two Ladies," "It Couldn't Please Me More," "Tomorrow Belongs to Me," "Maybe This Time," "Money," "Married," "Tomorrow Belongs to Me (Reprise)," "Kickline," "If You Could See Her," "What Would You Do?," "I Don't Care Much," "Cabaret," "Finale." Previously released in the U.K.

Cryer and FordCryer & Ford: Hidden Treasures 1967-2020
(Harbinger Records / Musical Theater Project - 3-CD set/digital)
Tribute to the writing team of Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford. One or several cuts from many of their musicals, plus the complete scores of Shelter, the sequel Still Getting My Act Together and Eleanor. More than 30 vocalists, including Karen Ziemba, Gregg Edelman, Austin Pendleton, Marcia Rodd, Heather Mac Rae, David Cryer, Jeff Kready, and Gretchen Cryer herself. Produced by Mark Logies and Bill Rudman. Liner notes by Cryer & Ford. Foreword by Austin Pendleton. 66 tracks. 56-page booklet.

EpicEpic: The Cyclops Saga
(BRP Records - new digital album)
Second of nine concept albums by Jorge Rivera-Herrans based on Homer's The Odyssey. Sung-through musical. Cast includes Teagan Earley, Steven Dookie, Armando Julián, and Jorge Rivera-Herrans plus ensemble.

Into the WoodsInto the Woods
(Concord Theatricals/Craft Recordings - new on CD)
Recording of the 2022 Broadway / New York City Center Encores! cast. Score by Stephen Sondheim. Sara Bareilles, Brian d'Arcy James, Patina Miller, Phillipa Soo, Joshua Henry, Aymee Garcia, Ta'Nika Gibson, Annie Golden, Albert Guerzon, Brooke Ishibashi, Kennedy Kanagawa, David Patrick Kelly, Julia Lester, Nancy Opel, Cole Thompson, David Turner, Alysia Velez. "Prologue: Into the Woods," "Cinderella at the Grave," "Hello, Little Girl," "I Guess This Is Goodbye," "Maybe They're Magic," "I Know Things Now," "A Very Nice Prince," "First Midnight," "Giants in the Sky," "Agony," "It Takes Two," "Second Midnight," "Stay with Me," "On the Steps of the Palace," "Ever After," "Prologue: So Happy," "Agony (Reprise)," "Witch's Lament," "Any Moment," "Moments in the Woods," "Your Fault," "Last Midnight," "No More," "No One Is Alone," "Finale: Children Will Listen." Music direction by Rob Berman with The Encores! Orchestra. Digital released 9/30/22, vinyl will be released 3/17/23.

MacGyverMacGyver The Musical
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
World premiere album. Score by Peter Lurye. Taylor Louderman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tristin Mays. Album produced by Michael J. Moritz Jr. BroadwayRecords.com.

Newly Listed Recordings:

April 28:

Rickie LeeRickie Lee Jones: Pieces of Treasure
(BMG Modern - new digital album)
Singer-songwriter's 15th album. "Just in Time," "Nature Boy," "September Song," "Here's That Rainy Day, "All the Way," "There Will Never Be Another You," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "It's All in the Game," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)." Rob Mounsey on piano, guitarist Russell Malone, bassist David Wong and drummer Mark McLean. Produced by Russ Titelman.

Newly Listed Books:

February 22:

Cornelia StreetCornelia Street
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Musical by Simon Stephens (book) and Mark Eitzel (music and lyrics). This edition is to be published to coincide with the off-Broadway premiere at New York's Atlantic Theater, in February 2023. 112 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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