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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 2/19/13

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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Earlier recaps:

February 12, 5; January 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | December 25, 18, 11, 4 | November 27, 20, 13, 6 | October 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | September 4, 11, 18, 25 | August 7, 14, 21, 28 | July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | June 5, 12, 19, 26 | May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | April 3, 10, 17, 24 | March 6, 13, 20, 27 | February 7, 14, 21, 28 | January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

CDs Now Available:

Legends of American Music, Vol 1
(Meloday Thread - new on CD/iTunes)
The Johnny Rodgers Band, Music Ambassadors for the U.S. Department of State. "Cheek To Cheek," "Georgia On My Mind," "It Should've Been Me," "Too Marvelous For Words," "What A Wonderful World," "Let's Get Lost," "Bring It On Home To Me," "Take Another Chance On Love," "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/Jailhouse Rock," "Ain't No Sunshine/American Jam." Guest artist Randy Brecker on trumpet and flugelhorn. Originally released 7/24/12.

Opus LA Theatre Works Cast
(L.A. Theatre Works - new Play on CD)
Michael Hollinger's play, as performed at L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience. Jonathan Adams, Jere Burns, Kevin Chamberlin, Steven Culp, Jon Matthews, Liza Weil. Also included, an interview with the playwright and with arts consultant Drew McManus.

Ruthie Henshall: I've Loved These Days
(3PP - new on CD)
UK release from Broadway and West End performer. "A Hard Day's Night," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "Both Sides Now," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Adelaide's Lament," "Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)," "Electricity," "Blizzard Of Lies," "Send In The Clowns," "When You're Good To Mama," "Vincent," "I've Loved These Days." Includes a 12-page booklet featuring rare photographs and Ruthie's intimate reflections. Ruthie Henshall (vocal), Paul Schofield (piano), Lewis Andrews (bass/guitar), Steve MacLachlan (drums). Arrangements by Paul Schofield and Lewis Andrews. Produced by Chris Ingham. Available at Amazon UK. U.S. release unknown.


"Smash" singles
(Columbia - new digital)
Drew Gasparini's "Good for You" sung by Katharine McPhee on mp3; Joe Iconis' "Broadway, Here I Come!" sung by Jeremy Jordan on mp3/iTunes; Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman's "Mama Makes Three" sung by Jennifer Hudson on mp3/iTunes;Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's "Caught In the Storm" sung by Katharine McPhee on mp3/ iTunes; "On Broadway" sung by Jennifer Hudson and Katharine McPhee on mp3/iTunes.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Easter Parade Blu-ray
(Warner Home Video - new on Blu-Ray)
New digital transfer of 1948 musical film from restored picture and audio elements. Johnny Green and Roger Edens score; songs and music by Irving Berlin. Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Ann Miller. Extras: new making-of documentary Easter Parade: Beyond the Avenue; American Masters documentary profile Judy Garland: By Myself; outtake musical number "Mr. Monotony"; audio-only bonuses: radio production, radio promo; Garland trailer gallery.


Les Misérables Deluxe Soundtrack
(Republic Records - new on 2 CDs)
42 tracks, 22 of them previously unreleased. Previously unseen photos from the film set as well as additional explanatory notes.


Tennessee Williams: A Literary Life (Literary Lives)
(Palgrave Macmillan - new hardcover book)
By John Bak. From correspondences, notebooks, and archival papers.


Added to February 25:

I Could Use a Drink: The Songs of Drew Gasparini
(new recording)
Mix of 18 semi-autobiographical numbers and progressive contemporary music theater songs by Drew Gasparini ("Smash," Above My Pay Grade, Inappropriate Stories Told At a Bar and Crazy, and Just Like Me). Performed by Gasparini, Kacie Sheik (Hair), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Jennifer Damiano (Next To Normal), Justin Guarini (American Idiot), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Rachel Potter (Evita), Nick Blaemire (Godspell), Lindsay Mendez (Dogfight), Ben Crawford (Shrek), Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening), Alex Wyse (Lysistrata Jones), Gabe Violett (Spring Awakening), Alex Brightman (Wicked), Andrew Kober (Hair), Tim Ehrlich (Off-Broadway's Rent), Caissie Levy (Ghost), Jordan (Newsies), Mykal Kilgore (The Book of Mormon), Kasie Gasparini, Chloe Gasparini and Kele Gasparini. Produced by Charlie Rosen and co-funded on Kickstarter. Single track "No Turning Back Now" performed by Jeremy Jordan available at

Added to March 12:

(Dress Circle Publishing - Paperback/Kindle book)
Ruby Preston novel, a sequel to "Showbiz, a Novel" featuring new players in the stories of "glamorous Broadway galas, back-room business deals and show-stopping romance set against the twinkling backdrop of 42nd Street." The second in a planned trilogy.

Added to March:

Marty Thomas Presents Diva
(new on CD)
Marty Thomas, Kelly King (Michael Bolton, Babyface), Marissa Rosen (My Big Gay Italian Wedding) and Alexa Green (Wicked, Company). Producer Jamey Ray.

Added for Spring 2013:

Dogfight Original Cast
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul score. Annaleigh Ashford, Becca Ayers, Nick Blaemire, Steven Booth, Dierdre Friel, Adam Halpin, F. Michael Haynie, Derek Klena, Lindsay Mendez, James Moye and Josh Segarra. Produced by Kurt Deutsch and Lawrence Manchester. Spring 2013