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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 4/30/13

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 23, 16, 9, 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:

Alan Cumming: Head That Wears a Crown: Speeches for Royal Men
(GPR Records - new on CD)
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. Released digitally April 2.

Here For You - Ballads for Broadway Impact
(new on CD/iTunes)
Album of Jonathan Reid Gealt songs. Proceeds from the album benefit Broadway Impact, the organization of theatre artists and fans mobilized in support of marriage equality. "My Baby" (Jason Gotay), "Movin' On" (Loren Allred), "Home Away From Home" (Adrienne Warren), "All I Need" (Caissie Levy), "Here For You" (Jeremy Jordan and Jonathan Reid Gealt), "We'll Find It In You" (Natalie Weiss), "I Had a Dream Last Night" (Rachel Potter), "No Reason At All" (Katie Thompson), "Breathe" (Kelli O'Hara); Bonus Instrumental Tracks: "My Baby," "Movin' On," "Home Away From Home," "All I Need," "Here For You," "We'll Find It In You," "I Had a Dream Last Night," "No Reason At All." Produced by Gealt, James Bilodeau, Matt Hinkley and Brian Parker.

Ultimate Doubles: Judy Garland and Fred Astaire
(Aao Music - new on CD)
Details to come.


Cinderella Northwest Children's Theater and School
(new digital album)
Book, Music & Lyrics by Ezra Weiss. Performed by Northwest Children's Theater and School (NWCT). Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby.

Dogfight Original Cast
(Ghostlight - new mp3/iTunes)
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. Premiered at Second Stage in July 2012. CD version to be released May 21. Also pre-ordering at Ghostlight.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Funny Girl Blu-Ray
(Sony - new Blu-Ray)
1968 musical film version of Styne/Merrill/Lennart musical. Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Mae Questel. Directed by William Wyler. Bonuses include Barbra in Movieland and This is Streisand featurettes.

Strictly Ballroom
(Miramax Lionsgate - new Blu-Ray)
1992 Australian film directed by Baz Luhrmann. Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Gia Carides, Sonia Kruger.

BOOKs Now Available:

Alex Ko: From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story
(Harper Collins - Hardcover/Kindle Book)
By Alex Ko. Includes black-and-white photos from both Billy Elliot productions.

The Tao and the Bard: A Conversation
(Arcade Publishing - Hardcover Book)
By Edgar Award-winning playwright Philip DePoy. A conversation between Lao Tzu and William Shakespeare, who "take part in a free exchange of views."


Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live
(Yellow Sound Label - new digital)
"Hand in Hand" (Lindsay Mendez), "The Bad Years" (Jesse Ruben), "The Fathers Ran Away" (Rebecca Naomi Jones), "I'm Sorry" (Nadia Quinn), "I Look Around for You" (Morgan Karr), "Run Away With Me" (Carrie Manolakos), "Berkeley" (the Spring Standards), "My Party Dress" (Jenni Barber), "I Drove You Home" (Alysha Umphress), "Sadie" (Matt Doyle), "The Proposal" (Sara Chase), "Shut up and Listen" (Andy Mientus), "In Between" (Carrie Manolakos & Nathan Tysen), "The Girl Who Drove Away" (Laura Osnes), "How to Return Home" (Mandy Gonzalez), "Vegas" (Steven Booth & Andy Mientus), "Avalanche" (Katrina Rose Dideriksen), "Intro to Holding On," "Holding On" (Dee Roscioli).

(Broadway Records - on 2 CDs)
Rock concept album based on Lizzie Borden story. Score by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt (music) and Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner (lyrics). To be expanded into live concerts and theatrical events across the country. Carrie Manolakos and Storm Large, Carrie Cimma, Ryah Nixon. "Forty Whacks" (Prologue), "The House of Borden," "This Is Not Love," "Gotta Get Out of Here," "If You Knew," "The Soul of the White Bird," "Maybe Someday," "The Will" (Underscore), "Sweet Little Sister," "Shattercane & Velvet Grass," "The Milk" (Underscore), "Will You Stay?," "Why Are All These Heads Off?," "Mercury Rising," "Somebody Will Do Something," "Forty Whacks" (Entr'acte), "The Fall of the House of Borden," "What the F**k Now, Lizzie?!," "The Dress" (Underscore), "Burn the Old Thing Up," "Questions Questions," "Will You Lie?," "Watchmen for the Morning," "Maybe Someday" (Reprise 1), "Thirteen Days In Taunton," "Maybe Someday" (Reprise 2), "Into Your Wildest Dreams," "Forty Whacks" (Curtain). Engineered by Anthony "Rocky" Gallo. Book by Tim Maner; additional music by Tim Maner; additional lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt; based on an original concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner; orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt. Newly revised and orchestrated from previous version. Executive Produced by The Broadway Consortium (Van Dean and Kenny Howard) and Brunish Trinchero LLC.

One Touch of Venus Blu-ray
(Olive Films - new Blu-Ray/DVD)
1948 musical comedy film featuring Ava Gardner, Robert Walker, Dick Haymes, Olga San Juan, Tom Conway. Music by Ann Ronell and Kurt Weill. Lyrics by Ogden Nash. Directed by William A. Seiter. Black & white. 82 minutes.


The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Richard Nelson play cycle (That Hopey Changey Thing, (Sweet and Sad, Sorry, Regular Singing). 330 pages.

Noël Coward's Brief Encounter Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice (Modern Plays)
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Emma Rice (Artistic Director of Kneehigh Theatre Company) adaptation. Presented on Broadway in 2010. 60 pages.

Creating Musical Theatre: Conversations with Broadway Directors and Choreographers
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
By Lyn Cramer. Featuring Rob Ashford, Andy Blankenbuehler, Jeff Calhoun, Warren Carlyle, Christopher Gattelli, Kathleen Marshall, Jerry Mitchell, Casey Nicholaw, Randy Skinner, Susan Stroman, Sergio Trujillo, Anthony Van Laast. Foreword by Kelli O'Hara. 320 pages.

Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning play. 112 pages.

The Flick
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Annie Baker play. Presented at Playwrights Horizons in spring 2013. 200 pages.

The Great God Pan
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
By Amy Herzog.

Halvard Solness, Master Builder
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Wallace Shawn adaptation of Ibsen's Master Builder.

The Happiest Song Plays Last
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Quiara Alegria Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights).

The Most of Nora Ephron
(Knopf - Hardcover Book)
Collection of writings by Nora Ephron, edited and introduced by Robert Gottlieb. Includes the novel "Heartburn," the screenplay for When Harry Met Sally; almost 50 pieces from "Crazy Salad," "Scribble Scribble," "I Feel Bad About My Neck," "I Remember Nothing," and "A Wallflower at the Orgy"; selection of her blog posts; several essays from The New Yorker; commencement address to Wellesley Class of 1996; her play Lucky Guy. 576 pages.

One Hundred Monologues: Eric Bogosian
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
New collection of one hundred monologues from Bogosian's plays and solo shows. 192 pages.

Teddy Ferrara
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Obie Award winner Christopher Shinn (Where Do We Live, Four, Other People, What Didn't Happen, On the Mountain, The Coming World).

Title and Deed / Oh, the Humanity and other good intentions
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
By Will Eno.

The Whale / A Bright New Boise
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Samuel D. Hunter plays.


Added to May 7:

Elephant Steps: A Fearful Radio Show
(new on CD)
Score by Stanley Silverman and Richard Foreman. Rose Taylor, Albertine Robinson, June Magruder, Jane Gunter. Condcutor, Michael Tilson Thomas. In stereo. To be released May 7 exclusively on, then on demand at ArkivMusic and at digital outlets beginning June 4.

Added to June 4:

(new on CD)
Moose Charlap/Alvin Cooperman score. First time on CD; first time available in over 40 years. To be available exclusively on on June 4, then on demand at ArkivMusic and at digital outlets beginning July 2.

Added, no release date:

Marry Me A Little Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Stephen Sondheim score. Keen Company cast of Lauren Molina and Jason Tam. Includes first recording of "Rainbow" and songs added to the score in this production: "Ah But Underneath" and "If You Can Find Me, I'm Here" in addition to "Saturday Night," "So Many People," "A Moment With You," "Bang!," "Silly People," "Can That Boy Foxtrot!," "All Things Bright and Beautiful," "It Wasn't Meant to Happen," "Little White House," "Who Could Be Blue?," "The Girls of Summer," "Your Eyes Are Blue," "Marry Me A Little," "Happily Ever After" and "There Won't Be Trumpets." Recorded April 26.