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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 3/26/13

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 19, 12, 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:

The Rose of Stambul
(Naxos Opera/Chicago Folks Operetta - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
Operetta by Leo Fall. First ever recording of the show in English. Kimberly McCord, Alison Kelly, Erich Buchholz, Gerald Frantzen, Robert Morrissey. Conducted by John Frantzen.

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."

Somewhere in the Audience
(AIS - import CD/mp3/iTunes)
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.

Mark Sanders: This Moment
(new on CD)
Musical theatre singer/actor. "Come Rain or Come Shine," "All the Things You Are," "Slow Boat to China," "Grateful," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Hello Again," "This Is the Moment," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Before You (featuring Janet Dunn)," "My Funny Valentine," "The Life of the Party," "Where or When," "Imagination Medley," "Take Me to the World," "So Close," "Bring Him Home."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Doctor Faustus (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)
(Kultur Video - new on 2 DVDs)
Featuring Paul Hilton as Faustus and Arthur Darvill as Mephistopheles.

Les Misérables
(Universal - Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet/DVD)
2012 musical film. Score by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Hugh Jackman, Russel Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit. Directed by Tom Hooper. Extras: The Stars of Les Miserables; Creating the Perfect Paris; The Original Masterwork mini-documentary; commentary with Director Tom Hooper. Extras exclusive to Blu-ray: Les Miserables Singing Live; Battle at the Barricade; The West End Connection with Cameron Mackintosh and theatrical stars; Les Miserables on . Released 3/22/13.

Shakespeare Uncovered Complete Set
(PBS - new on 2 DVDs)
Six episodes of the PBS series. Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays. 360 minutes.

BOOKs Now Available:

Greasepaint and Cordite: How ENSA Entertained the Troops During World War II
(Aurum Press - Hardcover Book)
By Andy Merriman. Story of the Entertainment National Services Association, or ENSA, in World War II. Singers, dancers, musicians and comedians sent to entertain the British troops, including Noel Coward, Gracie Fields, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd, George Formby, Laurence Olivier, Vera Lynn, Dame Beryl Grey. The author has talked with surviving members.

How to Act Like a Kid: Backstage Secrets of a Young Performer
(Disney Editions - Paperback Book)
By Henry Hodges ( Beauty and the Beast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins) and Margaret Engel. Gives young readers advice on open calls, auditions, rehearsals, dance and voice classes, child wranglers, studio teachers, how to do homework in green rooms - and how to live a normal life while devoting your time to performing on stage and screen. Ages 12 and up. 256 pages.


I Could Use a Drink: The Songs of Drew Gasparini
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
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

It's Magic the Songs of Sammy Cahn
(Concord Records - new on CD)
Steve Tyrell.

When I Grow Up: Broadway's Next Generation - Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
From one-night show featuring young Broadway talent (under the age of 17) from A Christmas Story, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde and Evita and others singing songs from other shows, like Avenue Q, Once On This Island, Next to Normal, [title of show], Company, Into The Woods. Rozi Baker, Grace Capeless, Zoe Considine, Kelsey Fowler, Matthew Gumley, Ethan Haberfield, Neil McCaffrey, Caleb McLaughlin, Isabela Moner, Emily Rosenfeld, Matthew Schechter.


Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
Ethan Mordden takes an entirely fresh look at the musical ... emphasizing the writing of musicals and the performing of them. Includes detailed discographical essay. 400 page; 25 photographs.

Behind the Scenes at the National Theatre
(Scala Publishers - Paperback Book)
Matt Gibberd. In text and photos, England's National Theatre, its workings and the people behind the scenes. 96 pages.

Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by "Chicago Tribune" Critics
(Univ of Chicago Press - Hardcover Book)
By Chris Jones. 150+ years of Tribune reviews in a narrative, pairing reviews with commentary and history. 328 pages; 16 photos.

Dramatic Critic: Selected Reviews (1922-1939) by Charles Morgan
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
Roger Morgan, editor. Historical record of drama critic (England's The Times from 1922 to 1939), also a novelist and playwright.

Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design
(TCG - new Paperback Book)
By Arnold Aronson. Personal and professional history of National Medal of Arts and Tony Award recipient, theatrical designer Lee, chronicling three hundred productions. 400 pages.

On Broadway 2014 Calendar
(Time Factory - Wall Calendar)


Added to 5/5/13:

Show Boat
(Varese Sarabande - new on CD)
Details to come.

Added to 6/4/13:

Matthew Morrison: Where It All Began
(222 - new on CD)
Broadway classics. Produced by Phil Ramone. "Singin' In The Rain," "Come Rain or Come Shine/Basin Street Blues ," "Ease on Down the Road," "Younger Than Springtime," "It Don't Mean a Thing," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "As Long as She Needs Me," "On the Street Where You Live," "Hey There," "Luck Be a Lady," "Send in the Clowns," "West Side Story Medley."