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CDs Now Available:
Ben Bagley's Rodgers And Hart Revisited Volume III
(Kritzerland Records - on CD)
Remastered album. Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Nancy Andrews, Blossom Dearie, Johnny Desmond, Estelle Parsons, Anthony Perkins, Lynn Redgrave, and Arthur Siegel. Musical arrangements and musical direction by Dennis Deal. Bonus: an almost thirty-minute interview with Richard Rodgers, talking with Tony Thomas.
The Fantasticks in Jazz
(Kritzerland Records - on CD)
Re-release of 2001 album. Harvey Schmidt / Tom Jones score. Pianist Terry Trotter, bass player Tom Warrington, and drummer Joe LaBarbera, with guests Maureen McGovern and Harvey Schmidt. "Much More," "Round & Round," "I Can See It," "Moonlight #2," "Soon It's Gonna Rain" (Harvey Schmidt), "Metaphor," "Never Say No," "Soon It's Gonna Rain" (Maureen McGovern), "Beyond That Road," "They Were You," "Try To Remember"; Bonus Track: "A Perfect Time To Be In Love" (written for the Robert Goulet tour). Limited edition of 500 copies. To ship by first week of July from Kritzerland.com.
Six: The Musical
(6 Music Ltd. - new import CD)
Studio recording of score by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. Premiered at 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Currently playing at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Aimie Atkinson, Izuka Hoyle, Genesis Lynea, Renée Lamb, Christina Modestou, Natalie Paris. "Ex-Wives," "No Wayfeat," "Don't Lose Ur Head," "Heart of Stone," "Haus of Holbein," "Get Down," "All You Wanna Do," "I Don't Need Your Love," "Six." Previously released on mp3 and at iTunesAlso available at Amazon UK.
DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:
Kyle Taylor Parker: I Feel Pretty
(Broadway Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New single from Kyle Taylor Parker's (Kinky Boots, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Smokey Joe's Cafe Off-Broadway, and Jesus Christ Superstar Live!) upcoming debut album Broadway Soul Vol. 1. Released 6/27/19. Album to be released in August.
CALENDAR Now Available:
Hamilton 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
(Universe Publishing - day calendar)
Includes lyrics, historical dates, and Alexander Hamilton's speeches and writings. 320 pages.
BOOKs Now Available:
The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition (released 6/14/19))
Dominic McHugh, editor. Traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood studios in the 1930s exploited the publication of sheet music as part of their income. Numerous chapters examine specific screen adaptations in depth, including screen favorites, lesser-known titles, and problematic adaptations. 720 pages. [Appears to be available ahead of the official release date.]
Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre: A Brave Venture
(Liverpool Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Ros Merkin. There has been a theater on this site for nearly two hundred years. The Royal Court has become a popular, people's theatre. Over the years, it has hosted its share of world-class actors including the debut stage appearances of both Judi Dench and Richard Burton. Wonderfully illustrated, this fascinating book is the first to tell the story of the oldest surviving theatre in the city. The 1938 prospectus declared it to be "a brave venture" and courage has characterised its history. The book challenges perceptions of the Royal Court, celebrating and commemorating an institution that has endured, flourished and re-shaped itself, on its own terms. 300 pages.
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Special offer from Harbinger Records, through July 31:
Purchase Sara Zahn: Both Sides of Berstein at Amazon, email your Amazon Order Confirmation Number as proof of purchase and your current mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will send you a free copy Sara Zahn's Witch Craft: The Songs of Carolyn Leigh.