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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 4/9/13

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:

April 2 | March 26, 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:

70s and Sunny: Andrea McArdle Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Recorded live at New York nightclub 54 Below. Produced by Aaron Ankrum Executive Produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard, of The Broadway Consortium, and Ken Mahoney.

Alan Cumming: Head That Wears a Crown: Speeches for Royal Men
(GPR Records - mp3/iTunes)
Album of Shakespeare's speeches from As You Like It, Coriolanus, Hamlet, Henry V, Henry VIII, King Lear, Macbeth, Richard II, The Tempest, Titus Andronicus and Twelfth Night performed by Alan Cumming. CD version expected April 30.

Gay's the Word 2012 London Studio Cast
(JAY Records - new on CD/mp3 )
Ivor Novello/Alan Melville score. Sophie-Louise Dann, Helena Blackman, Josh Little, Doreen Hermitage, Eileen Page, Jonny Purchase, Myra Sands, Elizabeth Seal. "Ruritania," "Everything Reminds Me of You," "Guards on Parade," "It's Bound To Be Right on the Night," "Father Thames," "Finder, Please Return," "An Englishman In Love," "If Only He'd Looked My Way," "Vitality!," "Teaching," "Vitality! Reprise," "Sweet Thames," "Gaiety Glad," "If Only He'd Looked My Way Reprise," "A Matter of Minutes," "A Matter of Minutes Reprise," "On Such a Night as This," "Bees Are Buzzin'," "Bees Are Buzzin' Reprise," "Finale." Previously released on iTunes.

Linda Purl: Midnight Caravan: Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamorous Nightclub Era
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
From Purl's concert show, saluting the women singing stars of the 1940s and '50s. Sultry ballads to hot Latin jazz arrangements of Broadway tunes, the show features classic standards like "My Romance," "Shall We Dance" and "Caravan," and conjures a nighttime world where the surroundings are posh, the drinks keep flowing, and nobody goes to bed before three.

Molly Ringwald: Except ... Sometimes
(Concord Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Jazz album. Clayton Cameron on drums, Allen Mezquida on alto saxophone, Peter Smith on piano and Trevor Ware on bass. "Sooner Or Later," "I Get Along Without You Very Well," "I Believe In You," "I'll Take Romance," "The Very Thought Of You," "Exactly Like You," "Where Is Love," "Pick Yourself Up," "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men," "Don't You (Forget About Me)."

Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Movies: The John Wilson Orchestra
(EMI - new on CD)
Wilson Orchestra performs Rodgers & Hammerstein film songs, with film-version arrangements. "Oklahoma! Main Title / Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'!," "People Will Say We're In Love," "Carousel Waltz," "If I Loved You," "June is Bustin' Out All Over," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Soliloquy," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," "Bali Ha'i," "Twin Soliloquies / Some Enchanted Evening," "The King and I Overture," "The Sound Of Music - Main Title / Rex Admirabilis," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "I Have Confidence." U.S. release. Was released in the UK in October 2012.

A Time for Singing
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
First ever CD release of original Broadway cast recording of John Morris/Gerald Freedman score for the musical based on Richard Llewellyn novel "How Green Was My Valley." Shani Wallis, Laurence Naismith, Tessie O'Shea, and Ivor Emmanuel. Remastered from original masters. Limited edition of 1500 copies. Available at They are also releasing Alfred Newman How Green Was My Valley film soundtrack.

BOOKs Now Available:

The House of Redgrave: The Lives of a Theatrical Dynasty
(Aurum Press - Hardcover Book)
By Tim Adler. "From the landmark films of Tony Richardson to the untimely death of Natasha Richardson —this is the saga of one of the greatest dynasties in British film and theatre." U.S. release.

In the Heights: Complete Book and Lyrics
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Lin-Manuel Miranda / Quiara Alegria Hudes Broadway musical. 160 pages.


David Friedman: Let Me Fly
(Midder Music - new on CD)
"Let Me Fly," "Listen to My Heart," "Live It Up," "My Simple Wish," "Open Your Eyes to Love," "The Gifts of Trouble," "There Is Life," "The Truth About Christmas," "Trick of Fate," "Trust the Wind," "We Can Be Kind," "We Live on Borrowed Time," "What I Was Dreamin' Of," "You're Already There," "You're There," "Your Love."

Judy Garland: Creations 1929-1962 - Songs She Introduced
(JSP Records - mp3)
U.S. release of remastered set of Judy Garland compilation albums. 66 tracks. Remastered recordings of songs Garland was the first to perform. Expanded 4-CD box set available from the U.K. at Amazon UK.

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. "Price & Son Theme / The Most Beautiful Thing in the World," "Take What You Got," "The Land of Lola," "Charlie's Soliloquy," "Step One," "Sex Is In The Heel," "The History of Wrong Guys," "I'm Not My Father's Son," "Everybody Say Yeah," "What A Woman Wants," "In This Corner," "Charlie's Soliloquy Reprise," "The Soul of a Man," "Hold Me in Your Heart," "Raise You Up / Just Be."

The Producers (Collector's Edition)
(Shout! Factory - new Blu-Ray/DVD)
1968 Mel Brooks film featuring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder.

Shelly Markham: Things I've Learned Along the Way
(LML Music - new on CD)
Debut solo recording from composer/conductor/arranger Shelly Markham. Lyricists include Judith Viorst, Lee Adams, Tom Toce, and Barry Kleinbort. Original songs plus "The Way We Were" with a second bridge seldom recorded. Markham vocals/piano with guest vocalists Karen Mason and Andrea Marcovicci; Geoff Stradling on piano; Jered Egan and Tim Emmons on bass; Jack Cavari and Kenton Youngstrom on guitar; Rex Benincasa and M.B. Gordy on percussion. "The Sweetest of Nights and the Finest of Days," "Things I Learned Along The Way," "Come Looking For Me," "You Make Me Laugh," "Late In Life," "Amour," "The Way We Were," "Where Would I Be," "Wish On The Moon," "It's About Time," "If We Stopped Trying," "Hanukkah."


Mama Rose's Turn: The True Story of America's Most Notorious Stage Mother
(Univ Press of Mississippi - Hardcover Book)
By Carolyn Quinn. "The full story behind the "Stage Mother from Hell" and every scandal too shocking for Gypsy: A Musical Fable." 368 pages.


Postponed, new recording/release date not announced:

Passion New Off Broadway cast
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs)
2013 Classic Stage Company cast recording of Stephen Sondheim score. Melissa Errico, Judy Kuhn, Ryan Silverman, Stephen Bogardus, Jeffry Denman. Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Produced by Tommy Krasker. Also pre-ordering for early shipping at PS Classics.

At Long Last Love
(Twilight Time - new on Blu-Ray)
1975 musical flop film. Cole Porter songs sung live by Cybil Shepard, Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn, Eileen Brennan, and others. To be available exclusively through Screen Archives.

Announced, no release date:

Pippin Broadway Cast recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Score from Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz musical. To be recorded April 29. Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller, Andrea Martin, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d'Amboise, Erik Altemus, Andrew Cekala, Rachel Bay Jones. New orchestrasions by Larry Hochman. Charlie Alterman musical director. To include previously unrecorded material.