2018: July 3 | June 26, 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:
Carousel 2018 revival cast
(Concord Records - new on CD)
Rodgers & Hammerstein score. Cast includes Jessie Mueller, Joshua Henry, Renée Fleming , Lindsay Mendez, Alexander Gemignani, Margaret Colin, Amar Ramasar, John Douglas Thompson. "The Carousel Waltz," "Mister Snow," "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," "Mister Snow - Reprise," "When The Children Are Asleep," "Blow High, Blow Low," "Soliloquy," "This Way A Real Nice Clambake," "What's The Use Of Wond'rin'?," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "The Highest Judge Of All," "Ballet," "Finale: You'll Never Walk Alone - Reprise." Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
(Capitol - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack for 2018 musical film featuring the songs of ABBA. Cast includes Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Andy García, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Cher, Meryl Streep. When I Kissed the Teacher," "I Wonder (Departure)," "One of Us," "Waterloo," "Why Did It Have to Be Me?," "I Have A Dream," "Kisses of Fire," "Andante, Andante," "The Name of the Game," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Angel Eyes," "Mamma Mia," "Dancing Queen," "I've Been Waiting for You," "Fernando," "My Love, My Life," "Super Trouper," "The Day Before You Came."
DIGITAL RECORDINGs Now Available:
Bat Out of Hell the Musical OLC digital
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast recording of score by Jim Steinman. The musical premiered at the Manchester Opera House in Manchester, England, on February 17, 2017, then ran at the London Coliseum, and is now playing in Toronto. Many of the songs were previously recorded by Meat Loaf. Disc One: "Love and Death and an American Guitar," "All Revved Up with No Place to Go / The Opening of the Box / 3Everything Louder Than Everything Else / If It Ain't Broke, Break It," "Who Needs the Young?," "Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back (excerpt)," "Out of the Frying Pan (And Into the Fire) (intro)," "It Just Won't Quit," "Out of the Frying Pan (And Into the Fire) (full song)," "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," "The Invocation," "Making Love Out of Nothing at All," "Bat Out of Hell." Disc Two: "In the Land of the Pig, the Butcher Is King," "Heaven Can Wait," "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are," "Teenager in Love," "For Crying Out Loud," "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)," "Not Allowed to Love," "What Part of My Body Hurts the Most," "Dead Ringer for Love," "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through," "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," "Finale (Bat Out of Hell reprise)."
"Boom Goes The Cannon...": Mobb Deep
(Atlantic Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New Hamildrop single by rap duo Mobb Deep. Incorporates a sample of "Right Hand Man" while the late Prodigy delivers his verse as George Washington. Released 6/18/18.
BOOKs Now Available:
Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein
(Harper - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD/Audible Edition)
Memoir by Jamie Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein's oldest daughter. "Bernstein's jaw-dropping honesty and humor gives us the best example of the 'growing up famous' genre since Brooke Hayward's classic Haywire (John Guare). Jamie Bernstein narrates the audio versions. 400 pages. Released 6/12/18.
Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
BAM: Next Wave Festival
(Printed Mattes productions - Hardcover Book)
By Joseph V. Melillo, Tom Sellar, Susan Yung, Wendy Perron, Roger Oliver, Mark Swed, Dan Cameron, Anne Bogart, Karen Brooks Hopkins, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, David Lang, Beth Morrison, José Parlá. Steven Serafin and Susan Yung, editors. Preface by Harvey Lichtenstein. Introduction by Kristy Edmunds. Foreword by Katy Clark and Adam E. Max. History of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, founded in 1983 by Harvey Lichtenstein. The book surveys the festival's performances by genre, with photos and ephemera from BAM's archive and a chronology of performances. 336 pages.
Cost of Living
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
2018 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Martyna Majok. 128 pages.
Torch Song Trilogy: Plays
(Ballantine Books - Paperback Book)
By Harvey Fierstein. New edition in advance of October Broadway opening. Includes both the original scripts for the three one-act plays (The International Stud, Fugue in a Nursery, and Widows and Children First!) as they were performed in the 1970s, as well as the revised script for the 2017 revival that condensed all three into Torch Song. Also, a never-before-published introduction by Harvey Fierstein, as well as photographs from both the original production and the revival starring Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl and directed by Moisés Kaufman. 320 pages.
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Release from last week, track list added:
The Cradle Will Rock
(Bridge Records - new on 2 CDs/on mp3/at iTunes)
2017 Opera Saratoga production of score from Marc Blitzstein opera. Recorded live. First complete recording. "Moll's Lament," "Hello, Baby," "Gosh It's Cold in Here," "We're the Most Respectable Families in the City!," "I Wonder If I Hadn't Better Phone Mrs. Mister?," "My Dear Missus Mister!," "Order in the Courtroom!," "Croon-Spoon," "Freedom of the Press," "I Agree with You Absolutely, Mr. Mister," "Let's Do Something! / Honolulu," "Order in the Courtroom!," "Drugstore," "Why Don't My Sadie Tell Me She Gonna Have Baby?," "The Rich," "Ah, There You Are, You Two! / Art for Art's Sake," "Disc 2," "Nickel Under the Foot," "Which of You Guys Wanted to See the Man Who Made the Speech?," "Leaflets," "The Cradle Will Rock / Do You Think We Don't Know What That Fight Tonight's About?," "Facultyroom," "It's Not Going to Hurt?," "Hello, Doctor," "Joe Worker," "Nightcourt," "Listen! The Boilermakers Are with Us! / The Cradle Will Rock (Reprise)," "Marc Blitzstein Discusses The Cradle Will Rock." John Mauceri, conductor.