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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 3/12/13

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:

March 5 | February 26, 19, 12, 5; January 29, 22, 15, 8, 1

2012: 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:

Juliana Hansen - Live at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Juliana Hansen (Thoroughly Modern Millie tour; "Grease: You're The One That I Want") live recording. "A Cockeyed Optimist/Much More," "Princess Medley: Belle/A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes/Happy Working Song," "Moon River," "Breakfast at Tiffany's/I've Got a Penny," "I Cain't Say No," "There's a Fine, Fine Line," "Wouldn't it Be Nice?," "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "My Simple Christmas Wish," "Smile," "Sherman Brothers Medley: Tall Paul/Let's Get Together/On the Front Porch With You/Ten Feet Off the Ground," "Feed the Birds," "Disneyland," "Gimme Gimme," "Over The Rainbow." Musical Director A.J. Robb. Produced by Bruce Kimmel. Clips and pre-ordering at

Megan Hilty: It Happens All the Time
(Masterworks - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Musical theatre (Wicked, 9 to 5, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and TV ("Smash") star debut solo album. "It Happens All The Time," "Be A Man," "No Cure," "Walk Away," "Safe And Sound," "Blower's Daughter," "Hopin," "Wise Up," "Dare You To Move," "It Will Rain," "The Heart Of The Matter," "Gravity"

Merman Her Greatest
(Sepia Records - on CD/mp3/iTunes)
First time on CD. Digitally remastered 1961 album, plus bonus tracks. Billy May orchestrations. "I Got Rhythm," "This Is It / Do I Love You," "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "Sam And Delilah," "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," "You're An Old Smoothie," "Down In The Depths On The Ninetieth Floor," "But Not For Me," "Friendship," "You're The Top," "I Got Rhythm " (Live), "Eadie Was A Lady " (Live), "The Girl That I Marry" (Live, Fess Parker) / You Can't Get A Man With A Gun" (Live, Ethel Merman) "Blow, Gabriel, Blow " (Live), "I Get A Kick Out Of You " (Live), "That Old Feeling " (Live), "Over The Rainbow " (Live), "I Got Rhythm (1937 Live Version)," "They Can't Take That Away From Me" (1937 Live Version).

Motown Originals: The Classic Songs That Inspired The Broadway Show! Special Edition
(Motown - new on 2 CDs/iTunes)
40 tracks include "Get Ready" (The Temptations), "Dancing In The Street" (Martha & The Vandellas), "Shop Around" (The Miracles), "Please Mr. Postman" (The Marvelettes), "My Guy" (Mary Wells), "Where Did Our Love Go" (The Supremes), "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" (Marvin Gaye), "What's Going On" (Marvin Gaye), "For Once In My Life" (Stevie Wonder), "I Want You Back" (Jackson 5), "My Girl" (The Temptations), "You're All I Need To Get By" (Marvin Gaye), "All Night Long (All Night)" (Lionel Richie), "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Diana Ross). 2-disc version released 3/5/13.

The Postman and the Poet: A New Musical
(Jay Records - new on 2 CDs)
Musical based on the novel "Ardiente Paciencia" by Antonio Skarmeta. Michael Jeffrey and Eden Phillips score; book by Trevor Bentham and Eden Phillips. Ethan Freeman, Jennifer Hepburn, Simon Thomas, Stuart Pendred, Joanna Ampil, Siobhan McCarthy, Hal Fowler, Graham Bickley, Arvid Larsen. National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Craig Barna. Orchestrations by Craig Barna. Previously released on iTunes

Spencer Day: The Mystery of You
(Concord Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Third album from singer Spencer Day. "Intro," "The Mystery Of You," "Here I Go," "Love And War," "Soul On Fire," "Something Wicked," "I Don't Want To Know featuring Gaby Moreno," "The Answer," "Shadow Man," "Somewhere On The Other Side," "A Long Way (Black Rock City)," "Nevermind," "I'm Going Home."


The Concrete Jungle
(new mp3/iTunes)
Music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin. "A contemporary take on the Cyrano de Bergerac story with a female twist." Music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin. International studio cast includes Rebecca Trehearn, Dean Chisnall, Kate Shindle, Ross Hunter Olivia Philip, Nick Adams, Jos Slovick and members of the original Arts Educational School of London cast. Originally commissioned by Chris Hocking, Director of Musical Theatre at the Arts Educational School of London for the graduating students of 2012. Recorded in London and New York. Musical direction and arrangements by Michael Haslam.

Fancy Nancy: The Musical (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording)
(Ghostlight - new mp3/iTunes)
Musical based on Jane O'Connor/Robin Preiss Glasser books. Book & Lyrics by Susan DiLallo; Music & Lyrics by Danny Abosch. Alyson Bloom as Nancy, with Darilyn Castillo, Jes Dugger, Kyle Motsinger, Amanda Savan. Soon to be a motion picture. CD format expected 4/23/13.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

The Hunchback of Notre Dame [Blu-ray]
(Disney - new Blu-ray set, 3 Discs)
1996 animated musical film with Alan Menken score.

Mulan / Mula II Blu-ray
(Disney - new on 3 Blu-ray discs/2 DVD set)
1998 and 2005 animated musical films. Voices include B.D. Wong, Harvey Fierstein, George Takei, Beth Fowler. Music by Jerry Goldsmith (Mulan) and Joel McNeely (Mulan II).

Saturday Night Fever/Grease Blu-ray
(Paramount - 2 Blu-ray discs)
Set of two musical John Travolta films in Blu-Ray.

South Pacific & Gypsy - Musical Mini-Series Double Feature
(Mill Creek Entertainment - new on 2 DVDs)
Twofer of TV versions of South Pacific (Glenn Close) and Gypsy (Bette Midler).

BOOKs Now Available:

(Grove Press - Paperback Book)
Play by John Hodge about a friendship between Mikhail Bulgakov and Josef Stalin. Produced by the National Theatre

Rita Moreno: A Memoir
(Celebra/Penguin - new Hardcover Book/Audiobook)
Rita Moreno's autobiography. The audiobook version is read by Ms. Moreno. 304 pages.

Shakespeare for American Actors and Directors
(Limelight Editions - Paperback Book)
By Aaron Frankel. 144 pages.

(Dress Circle Publishing - 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.


Jazz on Broadway: Jazz Guitar Tribute to Broadway
(Green Hill Productions - new on CD/mp3)
Grammy-nominated Jack Jezzro with the Beegie Adair Trio. "Hello Dolly!," "On The Street Where You Live," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Anything Goes," "They Say It's Wonderful," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Summertime," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "I Got Rhythm," "If I Loved You," "Hello, Young Lovers," "Somewhere."

Judy Garland: Creations 1929-1962 - Songs She Introduced
(JSP Records - on 4 CDs)
Remastered set of Judy Garland compilation albums. 92 songs and over five hours of music. To include rare Garland photos and remastered recordings of songs Garland was the first to perform, including "Over The Rainbow," "Good Morning," "Paris Is a Lonely Town," "It's A Great Day For The Irish," "Be A Clown," "Sweet Danger," "The Man That Got Away" and more. Disc titles: "It's Love I'm After" 1929-1940; "When I Look At You 1941-1943; "Better Luck Next Time 1943-1948; D: It's A New World 1948-1962. Compiled, annotated & discography by Lawrence Schulman. With essays by Christopher Finch, Will Friedwald and John Meyer. Pre-ordering at Amazon UK.

Ruthie Sings Gershwin - Love Is Here to Stay
(Enda Markey Presents - new mp3)
"Love Is Here to Stay," "Somebody Loves Me," "Someone to Watch over Me," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Lady Be Good," "'S Wonderful," "But Not for Me," "Summertime," "The Man I Love," "Embraceable You," "Boy! What Love Has Done to Me," "They All Laughed," "Swanee," "Love Walked In."

See Rock City and Other Destinations Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording
(Yellow Sound Records - new mp3)
2010 Transport Group cast recording of Brad Alexander & Adam Mathias score. Stanley Bahorek, Donna Lynne Champlin, Jonathan Hammond, Ryan Hilliard, Mamie Parris, Bryce Ryness, Sally Wilfert.

Somewhere in the Audience
(AIS - import CD/mp3)
Songs from four of Eric Woolfson's musicals: Gaudi, Gambler, POE and Dancing Shadows. Brighton Festival Chorus, Pia Douwes, Oliver Tompsett, Jon Lee, Louise Dearman, Tim Howar, Ben Forster, Sharon D. Clark, Jacqui Dankworth, James Fox, Steve Balsamo, Anna-Jane Casey, Gareth Gates. 16 page full colour booklet included with the lyrics to the songs.


Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History
(Simon & Schuster - new Hardcover/Kindle book)
By Glen Berger, Bono and the Edge of U2 collaborator on Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. 416 pages.


Added to May:

Kinky Boots OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
OBC recording of 2013 show with Cyndi Lauper score. Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Annaleigh Ashford, Celina Carvajal, Marcus Neville, Daniel Stewart Sherman.

Moved to June 11:

The Magic Flute
(Revolver Entertainment - new on DVD)
Mozart opera in a 2006 film directed by Kenneth Branagh with a newly adapted libretto by Stephen Fry. Joseph Kaiser, Amy Carson, Rene Pape, Lyubov Petrova, Benjamin Jay Davis.

Added, no release date:

(new on CD)
2013 Original Broadway cast recording. Cast includes Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Peter Bartlett, Ann Harada, Greg Hildreth, Marla Mindelle, Phumzile Sojola, Harriet Harris and Victoria Clark. Recording March 18-19.

Motown: The Musical OBC
(Universal/Verve - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording.