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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:

I DoI Do! I Do! OLC
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Part of Stage Door Records' Cast Album Masters Series. Score by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. Opened at London's Lyric Theatre on May 16, 1968, directed by Gower Champion with leads Anne Rogers and Ian Carmichael. Original album produced by Norman Newell. Includes bonus tracks from both artists and detailed sleeve notes by Stewart Nicholls including exclusive contributions from Anne Rogers. Digitally remastered from the original studio master tapes. 17 original tracks plus eight bonus tracks. Strictly limited to 500 units only. Now in stock at StageDoorRecords.com.

Lady BessLady Bess
(Hitsquad Records - new double-CD/digital album)
Original Swiss cast recording of the score by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay. In German. Produced at St. Gallen Theatre in Switzerland in February 2023. Released 2/24/23.

Digital Music Now Available:

RegrettingRegretting Almost Everything
(new digital album)
Concept album for new musical score by Danny Ursetti and Lauren Taslitz. Beth Leavel and Jeff Blumenkrantz. 15 songs plus one bonus track. Musical director and pianist Paul Staroba conducts and performs with an 8-piece orchestra of string quartet and rhythm section. Recorded at Power Station at BerkleeNYC, produced by Kathy Sommer and Matt Anthony (Alchemy Music), and mastered by Darcy Proper. 15 songs +1 bonus track.

Books Now Available:

ZieglerAnna Ziegler Plays Two: The Great Moment; Another Way Home; The Wanderers; Actually
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Collection of play by Anna Ziegler. The Wanderers (opening February 2022 for Roundabout Theatre Company), The Great Moment, Another Way Home, Actually. 224 pages.

CarefulCareful the Spell You Cast: How Stephen Sondheim Extended the Range of the American Musical
(Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Ben Francis (Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies). "... argues that Sondheim firmly belongs to the Broadway aspirational tradition, in that many of his characters are defined by their dreams: to abandon one's dream (as Ben does in Follies, Frank does in Merrily We Roll Along, and Addison does in Road Show) is to lose one's soul. 192 pages.

DivaDiva 2.0 12 Life Lessons From Me For You
(Wordee - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
By Sheryl Lee Ralph. The author uses her life story to empower and encourage anyone seeking to find and live their best life with beauty, dignity and a grace that radiates from within. 172 pages.

Master of the HouseMaster of the House: The Theatres of Cameron Mackintosh
(Unicorn Publishing Group - Hardcover Book)
Michael Coveney. Charts the histories of Cameron Mackintosh's eight refurbished and rebuilt iconic London buildings: their origins, their stories, the iconic shows and productions, the stars and the glamour. Lavishly illustrated with images from the Delfont Mackintosh archive, also contains original architect plans and drawings, specially commissioned photographs of the refurbishment, show posters and other theatre ephemera, and many sweeping panoramas of the exquisitely finished spaces. 320 pages.

DVD/Blu-Ray Now Available:

Anything GoesAnything Goes
(Liberator - new DVD/Blu-ray)
Filmed live at the Barbican in London. Score by Cole Porter. Directed by Kathleen Marshall. Sutton Foster, Robert Lindsay, Felicity Kendal and Gary Wilmot. Two hours and 19 minutes.

John JenJohn & Jen
(Liberator Films - new on DVD)
2012 movie based on the Andrew Lippa/Tom Greenwald musical. Rachel Tucker and Lewis Cornay. Directed by Guy Retallack / Austin Shaw. One hour 40 minutes.

Music to Be Released This Friday, March 17:

Into the WoodsInto the Woods
(Concord Theatricals/Craft Recordings - new 2-disc vinyl album)
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. CD format expected later. Digital released 9/30/22, CD released 12/2/22.

Newly Listed Recordings:

April 14:

Mag 7The Magnificent Seven
(new digital album)
Score by Julia Meinwald (music) and Gordon Leary (lyrics). The show about the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Was produced at Theatre Row in July 2022. "Welcome to my House," "Back in '92," "Always Almost," "USA," "Like Mary Lou," "Hero," "You Can't Let it Show," "I'm you Girl," "A Million Other Things," "My Body is," "36 hours to Atlanta," "You Can Do It," "For More Years," "Not for you," "Mary Lou," "The Perfect Ten," "The Beginning," "The Vault."

May 19:

AccidentalJoanie Pallatto Accidental Melody
(Southport Records - new on CD)
Thirteen new songs from singer-songwriter Joanie Pallatto. With guitarist and co-producer Fareed Haque, percussionist Eric Hines, Juan Pastor on cajon and percussion, the acoustic bass of John Christensen, and pianist Bradley Parker-Sparrow. Achy Obejas contributed liner notes, with graphic design by Al Brandtner.

The Little Mermaid
(Disney - new digital album/vinyl)
Soundtrack from 2023 live-action film, which stars Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Noma Dumezweni, Javier Bardem, and Melissa McCarthy. Songs from the original animated film by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, plus new songs by Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

March 24:

AdventuresAdventures in Reality
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)
Collection of Michael Friedman songs mostly created for various Civilians shows and cabarets, with lyrics taken from verbatim transcripts of interviews. The album also includes Michael's collaboration with playwright John Guare in a song about Chekhov's Three Sisters with lyrics written by Guare. Nick Blaemire, Cindy Cheung, Carla Duren, Jackie Hoffman, Jo Lampert, Lauren Molina, Dito van Reigersberg, Brian Charles Rooney, Heath Saunders, Mary Testa, Tony Torn, Alison Weller, and Ada Westfall.

CanardCanard, Canard, Goose?
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)
Michael Friedman score from the first Civilians show, in 2001, and Friedman's first full-length musical. Cast includes Andrew Kober, Grace McLean , Jonathan Raviv, Maya Sharpe, Kristin Stokes, and Colleen Werthmann.

In the FootprintIn the Footprint: The Battle for the Atlantic Yards
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)
Michael Friedman score from 2011 show. Cast includes Andrew Kober, Grace McLean, Onyie Nwachukwu, Jonathan Raviv, Maya Sharpe, Kristin Stokes, Akron Watson, and Colleen Werthmann.

(new album)
Studio recording of score by Johnny Reid, Matt Murray and Bob Foster. The musical is set to debut at Theatre Aquarius in Ontario, Canada, in April 2023.

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)
Music by Michael Friedman, lyrics by Anne Washburn and Michael Friedman. Cast includes Gibson Frazier, Rebecca Hart , Matthew Maher, Jennifer R. Morris, Maya Sharpe, Christina Sajous, Kristin Stokes, and Sam Breslin Wright.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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