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Updated 2/18/19

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Clockmaker's DaughterThe Clockmaker's Daughter
(Auburn Jam Music - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Studio cast recording of Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn score. Christine Allado, Ramin Karimloo, Fra Fee, Matthew Croke, Lauren James Ray. Also at

The Evolution of MannThe Evolution of Mann
(Yellow Sound Label - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish. Max Crumm, Allie Trimm, and Leslie Hiatt. "Overture," "The Year of the Weddings," "She's My Wife," "The Tale of the Otter," "Hard," "Settling Down," "It's Only a First Date," "What's the Matter With Henry?," "The Right Time to Propose," "Low Expectations," "The Green Light," "The Unromantic Things," "Keeping My Eye on the Ball," "Bows." Bonus Track: "It's Only a First Date." Produced by Nancy Manocherian's The Cell in association with the two creators. Orchestrations by Matt Aument. Musical supervision by Vadim Feichtner.

MythicMythic - A New Musical OLC digital
(Broadway Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Pop/rock musical comedy score by Oran Eldor and Marcus Stevens. Currently playing at Charing Cross Theatre in London. Cast includes Daniella Bowen, Courtney Brogan Smalley, Eloise Davies, Ben Lancaster, Jade Marvin, Michael Mather, Genevieve McCarthy, Tim Oxbrow, Jamie Ross, Leo Sene, Ben Welch and Georgie Westall. "Overture," "It's a Myth," "Sweet Summer Days," "My Own Place in the Pantheon," "Enter Aphrodite," "Summer All the Time," "Mess Around," "Down, Down into the Dark," "Dark Damaged Soul," "What Mothers Have to Do," "Mount Olympus / Rebellious Children," "Persephone in Bloom," "You'd Be Surprised," "Not a Chance in Hell," "Look to the Sky," "Beauty in the Darkness," "Ew!," "Irreversible," "I Will Be Your Home," "I Return to You." Released 2/8/19. CD to be released 2/22/19.

Richmond Rewrites"Richmond Rewrites"
(Soundcat Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants) performs single from the score of his musical in development, Write Me In. Released 1/30/19.

Theatre Goes Wrong: A Mischief Theatre Play Collection
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields of the Olivier Award winning Mischief Theatre. Includes The Nativity Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. 336 pages. Released date currently unknown.

Three Points of ContactThree Points of Contact
(Very Intense Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Concept album for musical with score by Ryan Scott Oliver (35mm: A Musical Exhibition). Kerstin Anderson, Ben Crawford, Gavin Creel, Katie Rose Clarke, Jenn Colella, Ben Fankhauser, Drew Gehling, Cory Jeacoma, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Taylor Iman Jones, Jo Lampert, Lindsay Mendez, Bonnie Milligan, Eric William Morris, Solea Pfeiffer, Isaac Cole Powell, Ethan Slater, Wesley Taylor, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Ryan Scott Oliver, Emily Rogers, Colton Ryan, Ryan Vasquez, Jessica Vosk, and Daniel Yearwood. Released 2/8/19.

February 19, 2019

Broadway BoundBroadway Bound
(Kino Lorber Studio Classics - on DVD)
Neil Simon play adaptted for film. Corey Parker, Anne Bancroft, Jerry Orbach, Hume Cronyn, Jonathan Silverman, Michele Lee, Pat McCormick, and Jack Carter. Directed by Paul Bogart. This special edition includes both the original 90-minute cut and the 94-minute extended cut.

February 21, 2019

Plays by WomenPlays by Women from the Contemporary American Theater Festival
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Edited by Peggy McKowen and Ed Herendee. Gidion's Knot (Johnna Adams ), The Niceties (Eleanor Burgess ), Memoirs of a Forgotten Man (D.W Gregory), Dead and Breathing (Chisa Hutchinson ), 20th Century Blues (Susan Miller). Introduction by Lynn Nottage. Each of the plays is followed by a playwright interview conducted by Sharon J. Anderson that contextualizes and develops the works within the wider context of the annual festival. 344 pages.

February 22, 2019

Bella: An American Tall Tale
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Original cast recording of score by Kirsten Childs. Marinda Anderson, Yurel Echezarreta, Brandon Gill, Olli Haaskivi, Ashley D. Kelley, Kevin Massey, Jo’Nathan Michael, Kenita R. Miller, Paolo Montalban, Clifton Oliver, Gabrielle Reyes and NaTasha Yvette Willams. Currently at

MythicMythic - A New Musical OLC
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Pop/rock musical comedy score by Oran Eldor and Marcus Stevens. Currently playing at Charing Cross Theatre in London. Cast includes Daniella Bowen, Courtney Brogan Smalley, Eloise Davies, Ben Lancaster, Jade Marvin, Michael Mather, Genevieve McCarthy, Tim Oxbrow, Jamie Ross, Leo Sene, Ben Welch and Georgie Westall. Also at Digital version released 2/8/19.

February 25, 2019

Pretty WomanPretty Woman: The Musical: Piano/Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
16 selections in standard piano/vocal format with the melody in the piano part from this Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance score for the 2018 Broadway musical. Includes: "Anywhere but Here," "Don't Forget to Dance," "Freedom," "I Can't Go Back," "Long Way Home," "Luckiest Girl in the World," "Never Give up on a Dream," "On a Night like Tonight," "Rodeo Drive," "Something About Her," "This Is My Life," "Together Forever," "Welcome to Hollywood," "Welcome to Our World (More Champagne)," "You and I," "You're Beautiful." 136 pages.

February 26, 2019

Doll's House Pt 2A Doll's House, Part 2
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Lucas Hnath. 2017 Broadway play. 96 pages.

February 28, 2019

CompanyCompany new libretto
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book)
Libretto for the musical by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Features the complete revised book and lyrics for the production, color production photographs from the 2018 West End revival, and an introduction by David Benedict. Currently at Amazon UK and Nick Hern Books. 112 pages.

March 1, 2019

On the Town Broadway MelodyOn The Town / Broadway Melody
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
CD debut of two British studio cast recordings of the iconic Hollywood movie musicals, On The Town (1959) and the Broadway Melody series. This studio recreation of On the Town represented the first time the iconic film's songs had been preserved on record. Conducted by Geoff Love, the recording features Dennis Lotis, Lionel Blair and Shane Rimmer. Plus the studio cast recording of songs from the various Broadway Melody films, conducted and arranged by Tony Osborne, with Bruce Forsyth, David Hughes, Millicent Martin and Gerry Dorsey (Engelbert Humperdinck) re-creating the classic songs of Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown and Cole Porter. Recorded in stereophonic sound. 28 tracks total.

RentRent soundtrack of the Fox Live television event
(Masterworks Broadway - new on 2 CDs)
Soundtrack from the January 27, 2019, television program. Cast includes Vanessa Hudgens, Brandon Victor Dixon, Mario, Tinashe, Kiersey Clemons, Jordan Fisher, Brennin Hunt, Valentina, and Keala Settle. "Tune Up #1," "Voice Mail #1," "Tune Up #2," "Rent," "You Okay Honey?," "Tune Up #3," "One Song Glory," "Light My Candle," "Today 4 U," "You'll See," "Voice Mail #2," "Tango: Maureen," "Life Support," "Out Tonight," "Another Day," "Will I?," "On the Street," "Santa Fe," "I'll Cover You," "We're Okay," "Christmas Bells," "Over the Moon," "La Vie Bohème," "I Should Tell You," "La Vie Bohème B," "Seasons of Love," "Happy New Year A," "Voice Mail #3," "Happy New Year B," "Take Me Or Leave Me," "Without You," "Voice Mail #4," "Contact," "I'll Cover You (Reprise)," "Halloween," "Goodbye Love," "What You Own," "Voice Mail #5," "Finale," "Your Eyes," "Finale B," "Curtain Call," "Seasons of Love (Finale)," "Seasons of Love (Radio Edit)." Released February 1 /on mp3and at iTunes

They Made Someone HappyThey Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green's Musicals & Movies
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Andy Propst. The first book to tell the full story of the careers, lives, and work of legendary writers Comden & Green. A trip through almost the entirety of the twentieth century, from their acclaimed appearances as part of the sketch troupe the Revuers through their bi-coastal lives as a pair of Broadway and Hollywood's top writers, including their produced work as well as projects that that never made it to the stage or the screen. 288 pages.

March 5, 2019

The InheritanceThe Inheritance
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
New play by Matthew Lopez (The Whipping Man, The Legend of Georgia McBride). Premiered at the New Vic in London in March 2018 (Transferring to the Noel Coward Theatre in September 2018). 320 pages. Had been announced for 2018.

Wakey, WakeyWakey, Wakey
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Will Eno. Played the Signature Theatre in 2017. 64 pages.

March 8, 2019

Broadway, Balanchine, and BeyondBroadway, Balanchine, and Beyond: A Memoir
(Univ Press of Florida - Paperback Book)
By Bettijane Sills. Elizabeth McPherson, contributor. personal look at the art and practice of George Balanchine by Sills, who appeared as child actor on Broadway before New York City Ballet in 1961, working her way up to soloist. 176 pages.

Cruel IntentionsCruel Intentions: The '90s Musical Experience
(ABKO - new on CD/on mp3)
Off-Broadway cast recording (Les Poisson Rouge). Off-Broadway cast included Alex Boniello, Matthew Griffin, Brian Muller, Patricia Richardson, Constantine Rousouli, Jessie Shelton, Carrie St. Louis, Lauren Zakrin, and Stefanie Brown. Includes songs by Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, *NYSYNC, and Britney Spears. Expected March 2019, as a national tour launches.

Disney TheatricalDisney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Amy S. Osatinski. Examines the history and production practices of Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP), the theatrical producing arm of the studio branch of the Walt Disney Corporation. Case studies of three productions (The Lion King, Tarzan, and Newsies). Topics include the history of Disney Theatrical, its impact on the revitalization of Times Square, and its ability to open up a new audience base for Broadway theatre. 220 pages. Kindle edition released 2/7/19.

Ray BolgerRay Bolger: More than a Scarecrow
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Holly Van Leuven. Biography of Ray Bolger, through access to Bolger's papers and many never-before-published photographs. 256 pages. Kindle edition released 2/1/19.

Stacy Sullivan Tornado AlleyStacy Sullivan: Tornado Alley
(LML Music - new album on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
"Who Do You Belong to?," "Since You've Asked," "Wild is the Wind," "Shelter," "Confound Me," "Stormy Weather," "Landslide / I Get Along Without You Very Well," "This Land is Your Land / I Think It's Going to Rain Today / Blowing' in the Wind," "Ice on the Hudson," "You Must Believe in Spring," "Good Things Happen Slowly," "How Little We Know," "A Team," "Here Comes the Sun." CD pre-ordering at

March 12, 2019

Gloria (TCG Edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon). 96 pages.

Plays for the Public
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Anthology of plays by Richard Foreman, including The Gods are Pounding My Head, Idiot Savant, Old-Fashioned Prostitutes. 280 pages.

Too Much Is Not EnoughToo Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood
(Crown Archetype - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
Memoir by Andrew Rannells (Falsettos, The Book of Mormon). The Audible edition is narrated by Rannells. 272 pages.

March 13, 2019

Sondheim on MusicSondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions - revised
(Rowman & Littlefield - Paperback Book)
Updated and revised (first time in) paperback version of Mark Eden Horowitz' (senior music specialist in the music division of the Library of Congress) earlier book, published in 2003 and 2nd edition in 2010. Collection of interviews with Stephen Sondheim, in which Sondheim discusses the art of musical composition, lyric writing, the collaborative process of musical theater, and how he thinks about his own work. The entire scope of Sondheim’s career is covered here, in which Sondheim’s greatest works are discussed, and Sondheim even provides thoughts about the film adaptations of his works. The book features an entire chapter on Bounce, the previous incarnation of his latest musical, Road Show. Includes all of the interviews—verbatim—and a revised introduction and a postlude with an additional conversation. 288 pages.

March 15, 2019

Arena StageAmerica in the Round: Capital, Race, and Nation at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage (Studies Theatre Hist & Culture)
(Univ. of Iowa Press - Paperback Book)
By Donatella Galella. Behind the scenes look at Tony Award winning DC regional theatre company Arena Stage. A "... critical history that reveals how far Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage could go with its budget and racially liberal politics, and how Arena both disputed and duplicated systems of power." Sources include archival materials such as letters and photographs, and interviews with artists and administrators, with close-ups of major productions from The Great White Hope to Oklahoma!. 314 pages.

March 19, 2019

AppropriateAppropriate and An Octoroon
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Plays by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. 260 pages.

Red SpeedoRed Speedo: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Lucas Hnath. Produced in 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop. 128 pages.

March 20, 2019

Dancing with Merce CunninghamDancing with Merce Cunningham
(Univ Press of Florida - Paperback Book)
By Marianne Preger-Simon (member of Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1950 until 1958). Memoir of a talented dancer's lifelong friendship with one of the choreographic geniuses of our time. An intimate look at the early years of one of the most influential companies in modern American dance and the brilliance of its visionary leader. 216 pages.

March 26, 2019

The Good Peaches
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful. Originally performed by 56 orchestral musicians, three actors, and eight dancers at Cleveland Play House. 48 pages.

March 29, 2019

Ben PlattBen Platt: Sing To Me Instead
(Atlantic - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Debut solo album from Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) with original music. 12 tracks. Singles "Bad Habit" and "Ease My Mind" released 2/1/19.

(Arts Music/Warner Classics/National Theatre - new on CD at Amazon UK)
2017 National Theatre cast album. Stephen Sondheim score. Cast includes Imelda Staunton, Philip Quast, Janie Dee, Peter Forbes, and Tracie Bennett. "Prologue," "Beautiful Girls," "Don't Look at Me," "Waiting for the Girls Upstairs," "Rain on the Roof / Ah, Paris! / Broadway Baby (Medley)," "The Road You Didn't Take," "In Buddy's Eyes," "Who's That Woman?," "I'm Still Here," "Too Many Mornings," "The Right Girl," "One More Kiss," "Could I Leave You," "Loveland," "You're Gonna Love Tomorrow / Love Will See Us Through (Medley)," "Buddy's Blues," "Losing My Mind," "The Story of Lucy and Jessie," "Live, Laugh, Love," "End of Show." Recorded in January 2018. U.S. release status unknown. Released on mp3 and at iTunes 1/18/19.

April 2, 2019

The Language Archive and Other Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Plays by Julia Cho. The Language Archive, Aubergine, Office Hour, The Piano Teacher, and Durango. 360 pages.

April 4, 2019

American Political PlaysAmerican Political Plays in the Age of Terrorism
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Introduction by Allan Havis. Includes Break of Noon by Neil LaBute, 7/11 by Kia Corthron, Omnium Gatherum by Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Columbinus by PJ Paparelli and Stephen Karam, Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang. 352 pages.

April 5, 2019

Jonathan Larson ProjectThe Jonathan Larson Project
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Based on show presented at Feinstein's/54 Below, which was directed and conceived by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, an evening of Jonathan Larson's unheard work, featuring songs from never-produced shows like 1984 and Superbia; songs that were cut from Rent and tick tick BOOM; songs written for theatrical revues and songs written for the radio; songs about politics and love and New York City; songs never before publicly performed or recorded. Nick Blaemire, Lauren Marcus, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, and George Salazar. "Greene Street," "One of These Days," "Break Out the Booze," "Out of My Dreams," "Valentine's Day," "White Male World," "Riff/Poetry," "La Di Da Rap," "Iron Mike," "Find the Key," "Hosing the Furniture," "Pura Vida," "The Truth Is a Lie," "Rhapsody," "SOS," "Love Heals," "Piano." Five-piece band including musical director Natalie Tenenbaum, Charlie Rosen, Cody Owen Stine, Megan Talay, and Marques Walls. Music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Charlie Rosen. Danielle Gimbal, copyist. Produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Charlie Rosen, and Kurt Deutsch. Early 2019 release expected.

Max von EssenMax von Essen: Call Me Old Fashioned: The Broadway Standard
(LML Music - new on CD)
Solo album by Tony-nominated Max von Essen. "Everything Old Is New Again / I'm Old Fashioned," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Fly Me To The Moon," "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You," "On This Night," "Show Me," "She Loves Me," "Shimmy Like They Do In Paree," "Trolley Song / Gotta Have Me Go With You," "They Say It's Wonderful," "Almost Like Being In Love," "An American In Paris Medley," "Stairway to Paradise."

April 9, 2019

Antilia PneumaticaAntlia Pneumatica
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns: A Post-electric Play). Played Playwrights Horizons in 2016. 96 pages.

April 10, 2019

1920s MusicalsThe Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
New edition in Dan Dietz' series of books. Here he examines in detail every book musical that opened on Broadway during the years 1920-1929 ... the era's major successes as well as its forgotten failures. The hits include A Connecticut Yankee, Hit the Deck!, No, No, Nanette, Rose-Marie, Show Boat, The Student Prince, The Vagabond King, and Whoopee, as well as ambitious failures, including Deep River, Rainbow, and Chee-Chee. Each entry includes plot summary; cast members; names of creative personnel, including book writers, lyricists, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors; opening and closing dates; number of performances; plot summary; critical commentary; musical numbers and names of the performers who introduced the songs; production data, including information about tryouts; source material; details about London productions. There are also numerous appendixes, including ones which cover other shows produced during the decade (revues, plays with music, miscellaneous musical presentations, and a selected list of pre-Broadway closings) ... a discography, filmography, a list of published scripts, and a list of black-themed musicals. 672 pages.

April 16, 2019

How to Transcend a Happy Marriage
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Sarah Ruhl. Played in 2017 at Lincoln Center. 120 pages.

May 1, 2019

On StreisandOn Streisand: An Opinionated Guide
(Oxford Univ. Press - Hardcover Book)
By Ethan Mordden. Begins with a broad year-by-year outline of the landmark achievements, followed by a short biography, some chapters exploring key points in the artistry, then-the major part of the book-a work-by-work analysis, broken down into separate chapters, each organized chronologically: the stage shows, the television shows and concerts, the movies, and the recordings. 216 pages.

May 8, 2019

Joe Turner (Fourth Wall)August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Ladrica Menson-Furr. Gives readers an overview of the work from its inception through revisions and stagings in regional theatres and Broadway, exploring its use of African American vernacular genres - blues music, folk songs, folk tales, and dance - and 19th Century Southern post-Reconstruction history. Ladrica Menson-Furr presents Joe Turner's Come and Gone as a historical drama, blues drama, American drama, great migration drama, and the finest example of Wilson's gift for re-locating the African American experience in urban southern cities as the beginning and not the end of the African American experience. 160 pages.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Julian Woolford. In a series of short essays, the stage musical is re-examined from seven different perspectives, including how the musical heralded the end of an era on Broadway, its reinvention of history and biography, how the film version has influenced future stage productions and the ways in which it put child performers centre stage ... how, nearly 60 years after its stage debut, the musical has a direct impact on the modern world, through its recent iterations ... through Salzburg's recent embracing of the musical after years of ambivalence ... and The Sound of Music in the Middle East, where it has become a symbol of antifundamentalism.

May 14, 2019

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Richard Nelson about Joe Papp. Played the Public Theater in 2017. 96 pages.

May 21, 2019

Lost Girls: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by John Pollono (Small Engine Repair). Produced in 2015 at Lucille Lortel Theatre. 96 pages. Dramatist's version published May 10, 2016.

June 2, 2019

Discovering MusicalsDiscovering Musicals: A Liberal Arts Guide to Stage and Screen
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By Marc Raymond Strauss. Foreword by Christine Pedi. Covering both Broadway and Hollywood musicals, explores most of the most famous musicals of the past two centuries, along with many others. Also includes references for nearly 1000 internet video examples of dance and song. 200 pages.

June 4, 2019

Merrily We Roll AlongMerrily We Roll Along (TCG Edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical, published again after over 20 years out of print. 120 pages.

Kenny LeonTake You Wherever You Go paperback
(Grand Central Publishing - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of 2017 memoir by Tony Award winning director Kenny Leon. Foreword by Samuel L. Jackson. 256 pages. Released in hardcover, Kindle, audiobook, and Audible formats 6/5/18.

June 18, 2019

The Minutes
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Tracy Letts. Debuted at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in November 2017. 96 pages.

July 16, 2019

If I Forget and Other Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Plays by Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen). Includes If I Forget, The Language of Trees and The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin. 280 pages.

August 13, 2019

Come from Away Welcome to the RockCome From Away: Welcome to the Rock: An Inside Look at the Hit Musical
(Hachette Books - new hardcover Book)
Fully illustrated companion book to the musical written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Laurence Maslon, contributor to this book. Foreword by Justin Trudeau. Libretto plus exclusive never-before-seen photos of the events that inspired the musical, illustrations of the cast, up-close details of the costumes and set, new interviews from passengers, Gander residents, and the actors that lined up to audition to portray them and much more.

August 27, 2019

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Danai Gurira. Premiered at Playwrights Horizons in 2016. 80 pages.

How I Learned What I LearnedHow I Learned What I Learned
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by August Wilson. 96 pages.

Small Mouth Sounds: A Play Off-Broadway Edition
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Bess Wohl. Produced by Ars Nova in 2015 and 2016.

November 14, 2019

August WilsonThe Theatre of August Wilson (Critical Companions)
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Alan Nadel (Author), Kevin J. Wetmore Jr. (Series Editor), Patrick Lonergan (Series Editor). Comprehensive study of August Wilson's drama introducing the major themes and motifs that unite Wilson's ten-play cycle about African American life in each decade of the twentieth century. Detailed readings of each play, through extensive interviews. 232 pages.

December 24, 2019

Don Juan Home from IraqDon Juan Comes Home from Iraq
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Paula Vogel. Played the Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia in 2015.

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play, with book and lyrics by César Alvarez; music by César Alvarez and The Lisps. A new age blend of American history, science fiction, and alternative indie folk rock. 96 pages.

May 1, 2020

Sondheim The Man Who Changed Musical TheaterSondheim: The Man Who Changed Musical Theater
(Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Susan Goldman Rubin. 192 pages.

No release date set

August Wilson: The Kiln in Which He was Fired
(37 INK - new book)
[Tentative title.] Biography of August Wilson by Patti Hartigan. Expected late 2019.

Book of comedic essays by Laura Benanti
(St. Martin's Press - new book)
Release date unknown.

Brian Stokes Mitchell: Plays with Music
(new album)

Complete Lyrics of Sheldon Harnick
(new book)

Cynthia Erivo studio album
(Verve Records)
Expected in 2019.

Fiddler on the Roof
(Time Life Music/Warner music Group - new on CD)
2018 National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene cast recording of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick score. Performed in Yiddish. The production is moving to Stage 42 in February 2019. To feature bonus tracks cut from the 1964 production of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway. Cast includes Jackie Hoffman, Steven Skybell, Jennifer Babiak, Joanne Borts, Avrom, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Fyedke, Ben Liebert, Rosie Jo Neddy, Raquel Nobile, Bruce Sabath, Drew Seigla, Adam B. Shapiro, Jodi Snyder, James Monroe Števko, Lauren Jeanne Thomas, Bobby Underwood and Rachel Zatcoff, Michael Yashinsky, Evan Mayer, Lisa Fishman, Samantha Hahn. Translated by Shraga Friedman. Release expected in 2019.

Harbinger Records upcoming releases: material from Eubie Blake; download only demos of Hugh Martin and Sheldon Harnick; Steve Ross' back catalog for download; Naughty Marietta, 1981 Smithsonian Institution recording first time on CD; Rose-Marie unissued 1981 Smithsonian recording with Ron Raines;

The Hello Girls
(original cast album)
Score by Peter Mills for musical produced at Prospect Prospect Theater Company in 2018. To be recorded February 2019. Currently crowd-funding at

Jagged Little Pill
(Atlantic - new album)
Cast recording for musical with score by Alanis Morissette.

Julie Andrews book
Follow-up to her 2008 autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years.

Larry Kramer authorized biography
(Henry Holt & Co. - new book)
By Bill Goldstein. To include interviews with Kramer and his husband David Webster, along with friends, colleagues, and "foes" plus material from Kramer’s archives at Yale University.

Lena Hall: The Villa Satori, Growing Up Haight Ashbury
(new on CD)
Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots) "musical memoir." With guitarist Watt White, keyboardist John Deley, bassist Lee Nadel, and drummer Brian Fishler. Per the artist via Instagram.

(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
Jones and Schmidt's legendary 1975 musical, in its first CD release. Off-Broadway cast includes Dick Latessa and Virginia Gregory. Complete restoration and remastering by Alan Silverman; extensive liner notes by Tom Jones; reminiscences by cast members Michael Glenn-Smith, Virginia Gregory and Kathrin King Segal; notes by Penna Rose (keyboards) on the creation of Schmidt's orchestration; and the composer's original logo design. Rare photos will also be included in the booklet. Expected in 2019.

Robbie Rozelle: Songs from Inside My Locker
(Broadway Records - new album)
To be recorded February 23 and March 1, 2019 at Feinstein's/54 Below. Written by Robbie Rozelle. Musical direction and arrangements by Josh D. Smith. Six-piece band The Two Drink Minimum. Special guests include Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels) and Maya Days (Aida).

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
(Ghostlight Records - new album)
Cast recording for show about Tina Turner. Features Adrienne Warren and the original West End cast. Single "River Deep - Mountain High" released new digital single on mp3 and at iTunes released 2/5/19.

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