2018: June 19, 12, 5 | May 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | April 24, 17, 10, 3, March 27, 20, 13, 6 | February 27, 20, 13, 6 | January 30, 23, 16, 9, 2
2017 | 2016 | 2015
CDs Now Available:
Ben Bagley's Alan Jay Lerner Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Undiscovered Lerner gems (especially at the time of the recording) from The Day Before Spring, Love Life, Lolita, My Love, What's Up, Give a Girl a Break, a cut song from Gigi, and much more, plus bonus material. Featuring Dorothy Loudon, Jerry Orbach, Roddy McDowall, Nancy Walker, Blossom Dearie and more. Musical direction and arrangements by Norman Paris. Remastered by James Nelson. All new liner notes. Limited to 500 copies only and will ship by the last week of June. At Kritzerland.com. [Estimated shipping date.]
James Shigeta: Scene One / We Speak The Same Language
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Includes Shigeta's first solo album in 1960, "Scene One," a collection of standards and original songs with orchestrations and musical direction by Axel Stordahl. Produced by composer Haydn Broughton and featuring four of Broughton's original compositions. Also, his 1962 post-Flower Drum Song album "We Speak The Same Language," with orchestrations and musical direction by Harry Betts and Dick Hazard, production by Tommy Wolf, plus original songs penned by Hermes Pan, Tommy Wolf, Don Raye and Fred Astaire. Selections from The Fantasticks, Kean and All American. Bonus tracks: "You Are Beautiful" from the soundtrack of Flower Drum Song and one of Shigeta's highly collectable Japanese language singles, his 1955 cover of "Tara's Theme." Track list at Amazon and Stage Door. Part of Stage Door's Collector's Series, with retro-style packaging and limited to 500 units. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.
(Ringside Records - new on CD)
Original soundtrack recording of upcoming musical motion picture starring Tym Moss and Robbie Wayne. Music and lyrics by Michael Penny. "Opening Credits," "A Man Needs A Hobby," "Mammys," "An Old Book of Matches From A Myrtle Beach Bar," "Oh...She Loves Me," "She's Crazy That Way," "On That Streetcar Named Desire," "Do Yourself A Favor," "She Believes In Bran," "I Like Them Smooth," "You're Conventional," "Mary Mary," "I Hate Musicals," "Nobody Wants To Leave The Party," "End Credits." 20 page deluxe booklet with notes and lyrics.
Linda Eder: If You See Me
(new on CD)
Linda Eder's 18th solo album. Songs from Broadway and the American Songbook, a new song by Frank Wildhorn and Robin Lerner, and a new song, the title track, by written by Linda and her son, Jake Wildhorn. Arrangements by by Billy Jay Stein and Kim Scharnberg. "Before the Parade Passes By," "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "Music That Makes Me Dance/Can't Take That Away From Me," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "What Did I Have That I Don't Have," "Down With Love," "Bring Him Home," "Pure Imagination," "Losing My Mind," "The Best is Yet to Come/The Man I Love/Just in Time," "I Have a Voice" (Wildhorn/Lerner), "If You See Me" (Jake Wildhorn/Eder). Available at lindaeder.com.
DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:
(Polydor Records - digital single)
Single from the upcoming Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again soundtrack, featuring Cher and Andy Garcia. Complete soundtrack to be released on July 13.
DVD/BLU-RAYs Now Available:
Linda Eder: The Other Side
Three-hour DVD, with a rare and intimate glimpse into Linda's life behind the scenes at home and at work. Compiled from footage shot almost entirely by Linda herself and with the assistance of some good friends, it was filmed over the course of three years. It also contains three of Lindas original songs. Available at lindaeder.com.
BOOKs Now Available:
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Barney Norris, at the Bridge Theatre in London in May 2018. 88 pages.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
All That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago audiobook
(Oxford Univ Press - Audiobook on CD)
Audiobook narrated by Joel Froomkin. Book by Ethan Mordden. A look back at Chicago's various moving partsincluding the original 1926 play that started it all, a sexy silent film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, a talkie remake with Ginger Rogers, the musical itself, and at last the movie of the musical. Released earlier in hardcover and Kindle format.
Ben Bagley's Leonard Bernstein Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Remastered 1989 album. Lyrics by Comden and Green, John LaTouche, Richard Wilbur, Alan Jay Lerner, and Leonard Bernstein. Featuring Nell Carter, Estelle Parsons, John Reardon, Chita Rivera, Arthur Siegel, and Jo Sullivan. Includes cut songs from Wonderful Town, including its original opening number that was cut out of town, and other rarities from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Candide, as well as assorted other pieces, including three bonus tracks from the purported London cast album of West Side Story, the one starring Bruce Trent and purportedly George Chakiris: "Overture," "Ballet Sequence ("Somewhere")," and "The Rumble." Limited to 500 copies and shipping before the end of July. Available at Kritzerland.com.
Lost West End Vintage 2: London's Forgotten Musicals 1943-1962
(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
Celebrates London's forgotten musicals of the 1940s, 50s and 60s compiling songs from 37 West End productions and showcasing these unique theatrical works from the golden age of the British musical. From prolific musical theatre composers including Ivor Novello, Noel Coward, Vivian Ellis, Julian Slade, Sandy Wilson, Lionel Bart, Leslie Bricusse and more. 50 tracks (including over 20 tracks appearing on CD for the first time) from London cast recordings to pop covers, demos and other musical rarities. Performers include Mary Martin, Jeremy Brett, Sally Ann Howes, Dora Bryan, Julie Wilson, Evelyn Laye, Barbara Windsor, Elizabeth Seal, Cleo Laine, Frank Sinatra, Julie Andrews, Anna Neagle, Spike Milligan, Joan Sims, Millicent Martin, Denis Quilley and more. Includes 16 page booklet. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.
Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Hamilton: An American Musical 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
(Universe Publishing - desk calendar)
365 days of historical dates, excerpts from Hamilton's own writings,and lyrics from the score. 370 pages.
Hamilton: An American Musical - 2019 Wall Calendar
(Universe Publishing - wall calendar)
Features images of the original cast by Josh Lehrer, lyrics from the show, plus important historical dates. 24 pages.