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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:

HeartThe Heart of Rock and Roll
(Joy Machine Records new digital album)
OBC recording of score from the new musical inspired by the songs of Huey Lewis and The News. Cast includes Corey Cott, McKenzie Kurtz, Josh Breckenridge, John Dossett, F. Michael Haynie, Zoe Jensen, Tamika Lawrence, Raymond J. Lee, John-Michael Lyles, Orville Mendoza, Billy Harrigan. "Overture/Bobby's Daydream," "Hip to Be Square," "Be Someone," "Don't Make Me Do It," "Workin' for a Livin'," "I Know What I Like," "It's All Right (Preprise)," "I Never Walk Alone/Finally Found a Home," "That's Not Me," "Give Me the Keys (And I'll Drive You Crazy)," "The Pitch," "Do You Believe in Love," "The Heart of Rock and Roll," "Entr'acte," "The Heart of Rock and Roll Band & Huey Lewis," "You Crack Me Up," "It's All Right," "I Want a New Drug," "Doing It All for My Baby," "Stuck With You," "It Hit Me Like a Hammer," "Back in Time," "The Only One," "Perfect World," "Be Someone (Reprise)," "If This Is It," "Giving It All up for Love," "The Power of Love." Mixed and engineered by Derik Lee. Mastered by Oscar Zambrano. Produced by Huey Lewis, Brian Usifer and Will Van Dyke with Hunter Arnold, Tyler Mitchell and Kayla Greenspan serving as Executive Producers. Released 6/14/24.

(Sony Masterworks Broadway - new digital album)
OBC recording of score by Matt Gould and Carson Kreitzer. Eden Espinosa, George Abud, Amber Iman, Natalie Joy Johnson, Zoe Glick, Nathaniel Stampley, and Beth Leavel. Released 5/29/24. CD to be released 7/5/24.

Books Now Available:

Back of houseFrom The Back of the House: Memoir of a Broadway Theatre Manager
(Ibis Books - new Kindle Edition)
Memoir by Broadway theater manager Dan Landon. Spanning from 1978-2018, the book shares backstage and onstage stories of encounters with theatre luminaries such as Bob Fosse, Ian McKellen, Bernadette Peters, August Wilson, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Madeline Kahn, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Stoppard, David Mamet, and more.

Music to Be Released This Friday, June 21:

The ConnectorThe Connector
(Concord Theatricals - new album)
World premiere Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Jason Robert Brown (book by Jonathan Marc Sherman). Scott Bakula, Max Crumm, Hannah Cruz, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Danielle Lee Greaves, Mylinda Hull, Daniel Jenkins, Jessica Molaskey, Fergie Philippe, Eliseo Román, Ben Levi Ross, Ann Sanders, and Michael Winther. Spring 2024 release expected. Recorded week of 2/14/24 at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Produced by Jeffrey Lesser and Brown, who also serves as arranger, orchestrator, and pianist. Tom Murray is the music director and Kristy Norter is the music coordinator. The band includes Brown, Jamie Eblen, Hidayat Honari, Adam Kaufman, Randy Landau, and Todd Reynolds.

Don'tDon't Compromise Yourself: The Very Best of Mary Bridget Davies
(Center Stage Records - new digital album)
Mary Bridget Davies performs songs by Jerry Ragovoy for Janis Joplin and selections By TJ Armand And Mark Berman Inspired By Virginia Woolf. "Don't Compromise Yourself," "Stay with Me / Cry Baby," "Piece of My Heart," "Get It While You Can," "As Long as I Have You," "Getting In My Way," "Own," "Before The Afterglow," "Why," "End Of All Roads," "Oh, Mother," "You Must Make It," "Freedom Of My Mind," "As Long As I Have You," "Stay With Me," "The Right Of Way," "Don't Compromise Yourself," "Master Of Disguise," "Move Me No Mountain," "Getting In My Way." Recorded at Power Station NYC.

IllinoiseIllinoise: A New Musical
(Nonesuch - new on CD)
Original cast recording of score by Sufjan Stevens (book by Justin Peck & Jackie Sibblies Drury). Arrangements and orchestrations by Timo Andres. 14-piece on-stage band: Elijah Lyons, Shara Nova, Tasha Viets-VanLear, Christina Courtin, Sean Peter Forte, Domenica Fossati, Daniel Freedman, Kathy Halvorson, Nathan Koci, Eleonore Oppenheim, Brett Parnell, Brandon Ridenour, Kyra Sims, and Jessica Tsang. "Chicago (Reprise)" and "The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us!" now available. Produced by Dean Sharenow, Timo Andres, Nathan Koci, Garth MacAleavey, and executive produced by Orin Wolf and Nate Koch. Edited, mixed, and mastered by Dean Sharenow at Steel Cut Audio and Garth MacAleavey served as recording engineer. Digital released 5/31/24. Vinyl to be released 8/20/24.

GiftParting Gift: The Songs of Gerald Ginsburg
(PS Classics - new on CD/digital)
World Premiere recordings of lost treasures by composer Gerald Ginsburg (1932-2019). Two dozen musical settings of poetry by such luminaries as W. B. Yeats, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and E. E. Cummings. Shereen Ahmed, Mikaela Bennett, Philip Chaffin, Will Chase, Victoria Clark, Jason Danieley, Adrienne Danrich, Jordan Donica, Colin Donnell, Telly Leung, Paul Lincoln, Patti Murin, Kelli O'Hara, Elena Shaddow, Nathaniel Stampley, Elizabeth Stanley, and Lauren Worsham. Orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick, Doug Besterman, Larry Hochman, Michael Starobin, Chris Jahnke, and John Baxindine, among others, and performed by an orchestra of 17 under the baton of Richard Carsey. Produced by Tommy Krasker and Bart Migal.

Newly Listed Recordings:

July 9:

LadyshipLadyship the Musical (Original Concept Recording)
(Whirligig Records - new digital album)
Score by Laura Good and Linda Good. Cast includes Maddie Shea Baldwin, Lisa Karlin, Savannah Frazier, Brandi Knox, Annie Sherman, and Trevor St. John-Gilbert, featuring Quentin Oliver Lee. Produced by Laura Good and Linda Good, mixed by Jakob Reinhardt.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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