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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Updated 6/1/21

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50 Women in Theatre
(Supernova Books - Paperback Book)
Marsha Norman, Daryl Roth Cheryl Robson, editors. Introduction by Dr. Susan Croft. An overview of post-war theatre and 25 exclusive interviews with leading women theatre-makers. 208 pages. Released 5/25/21.

The Best American Short Plays 2018–2019
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
John Patrick Bray, editor. List of titles hopefully coming soon. 352 pages.

Colombe
(Kritzerland - new on 2 CDs)
Music and libretto adaptation by Jean-Michel Damase from the play Madame Colombe by Jean Anouilh and his ballet Piège De Lumière. With companion piece: Damase's ballet, Piège de Lumière, written in 1952 and premiered at the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas in Paris. Remastered rom reel-to-reel tapes of a October 6, 1967, radio broadcast in Paris. The ballet was also taken from reel-to-reel tapes and has also been spruced up. Limited to 500 copies only. To ship by the end of May. At Kritzerland.com.

The Complete Book of 1910s Broadway Musicals
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Newest in Dan Dietz' series of musicals by the decade. covers all 312 musicals that opened on Broadway during this decade, including The Balkan Princess, The Kiss Waltz, Naughty Marietta, The Firefly, Very Good Eddie, Leave It to Jane, Watch Your Step, See America First, and La-La-Lucille. Dietz places each musical in its historical context, including the women’s suffrage movement and the decade’s defining historical event, World War I. Each entry features: Plot summary; Cast members; Creative team, including writers, lyricists, composers, directors, choreographers, and producers; Opening and closing dates; Number of performances; Critical commentary; Musical numbers and the performers who introduced the songs. Appendixes include a chronology, discography, filmography, Gilbert and Sullivan productions, Princess Theatre musicals, musicals with World War I themes, and published scripts, making this book a comprehensive and significant resource. 622 pages. Released 5/25/21.

Drama
(Phaidon Press - Hardcover Book)
By David Rockwell and Bruce Mau. Sam Lubell, editor. David Rockwell's fascination with theater has long informed his built work, which includes hotels, restaurants, and cultural institutions. Explores the core principles that Rockwell uses to enhance the impact of his architecture, with contributions from experts across the creative world. A new insight into the work of an important contemporary architect and a compelling case for the virtues of interdisciplinary collaboration. 312 pages. Released 5/26/21

Footnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way
(Sourcebooks - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible AudioBook)
By Caseen Gaines. The story of New York in the roaring twenties and the very first Broadway show with an all-black cast and creative team to succeed?and the indelible mark on our popular culture. Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle sowed the seeds of the Harlem jazz scene and paved the way for people of color on stage and screen with West Side Story, Black Panther, and Hamilton. 352 pages. Released 5/21/21.

From Here To Eternity
(Liberator Films - new on DVD)
Premiere West End production. Music and lyrics by Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice and book by Bill Oakes. Cast includes Darius Campbell, Robert Lonsdale, Rebecca Thornhill, Siubhan Harrison, and Ryan Sampson. NTSC format (Region 2/PAL format released in 2014). 145 minutes. Released 5/25/21.

Kinky Boots
(Liberator Films - new Blu-ray)
Live recording of the West End production. Score by Cyndi Lauper. Killian Donnelly and Olivier winner Matt Henry as Charlie and Lola, alongside Natalie McQueen, Sean Needham, Cordelia Farnworth, and Antony Reed. Directed by Brett Sullivan, based on Jerry Mitchell's original direction and choreography. 122 minutes. 5/25/21.

Lights of Old Broadway
(Kino Lorber - new Blu-ray)
1925 film adaptation of the play The Merry Wives of Gotham by Laurence Eyre. Directed by Monta Bell. Marion Davies, Conrad Nagel. 2K master derived from from the Library of Congress' 2018 35mm preservation of the film, which includes footage colored via three different techniques: two-strip Technicolor, the Handschiegl process, and color tinting. Special Features: audio commentary by film historian Anthony Slide; new orchestral score composed, arranged, and conducted by Robert Israel. 72 minutes. 5/25/21.

"So May We Start"
(Milan - digital single)
Single from the soundtrack from upcoming film Annette. Music by Sparks; lyrics by Sparks and Leos Carax. Vocals by Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg and Sparks’ Ron Mael and Russell Mael. Released 5/28/21.

The Wind in the Willows
(Liberator Films - new on DVD)
West End production of the new musical by Julian Fellowes and George Stiles & Anthony Drewe. Rufus Hound, Simon Lipkin, Craig Mather, Neil McDermott, Denise Welch, and Gary Wilmot. Released 5/25/21.


June 4, 2021

Bittersummer: A New Musical
(Broadway Records - new album)
Concept recording of score by Annalise Emerick and The Brother Brothers. Part of the Averno Universe series. Queer stories, queer writers, all-queer characters and cast. Produced by Morgan Smith and Michael J Moritz Jr. Cast includes Janeen Garcia, Jasmine Aurora Thomas, Rachael Chau, Richard Eyler, and Emma Freeman. More information at BroadwayRecords.com.

Judy Wexler: Back to the Garden
(Jewel City Jazz - new on CD/digital)
Judy Wexler recasts iconic songs of the 1960s as jazz/pop anthems. "Get Together," "Up on the Roof," "American Tune," "Big Yellow Taxi," "The Times They are A'Changin'," "Since You've Asked," "For What It's Worth" (available now), "Everybody's Talkin'," "Forever Young," "Who Knows Where the Times Goes."

A Perfect Little Death: SUF/SOND
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)
Created by Eleri Ward, melding the sounds of Stephen Sondheim and Sufjan Stevens. "Johanna (Reprise)," "Every Day a Little Death," "Pretty Women," "Children Will Listen," "Loving You," "Finishing the Hat," "Send in the Clowns," "Losing My Mind," "In Buddy's Eyes," "Take Me to the World," "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd," "Being Alive," "Sunday." Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Arrangements by Eleri Ward. GhostlightRecords.com.

Osmond ChapmanOsmond Chapman Orchestra: There's More Where That Came From
(Club44 Records - new on CD)
Debut album of the Osmond Chapman Orchestra, led by vocalist David Osmond and bandleader, producer and saxophonist Caleb Chapman. "The Way You Look Tonight," "Ring of Fire," "There's More Where That Came From," "We Might as Well Fall in Love," "For Once in My Life," "Over the Rainbow," "Smile," "I Need a Real Good Thing," "When I Was Your Man," "Fly Me to the Moon," "You Don't Know Me."


June 8, 2021

Beulah Bondi: A Life on Stage and Screen
(McFarland - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Axel Nissen. The life and career of film, stage (Street Scene) and television actress Beulah Bondi. 253 pages.

Broadway Goes to War: American Theater during World War II
(Univ Press of Kentucky - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry. Analysis of how American theater actively addressed and debated timely and controversial topics during World War II, including how productions such as Watch on the Rhine (1941), The Moon is Down (1942), Tomorrow the World (1943), and A Bell for Adano (1944) encouraged public discussion of the war's impact on daily life and raised critical topics about the conflict well before other forms of popular media. 300 pages.


June 11, 2021

In The Heights original motion picture soundtrack
(Atlantic Records - on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Cast includes Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, and Jimmy Smits. Film arrangements and score by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman. "In The Heights" (available now), "Benny's Dispatch," "Breathe" (performed by Rubén Blades and Doreen Montalvo), "No Me Diga," "It Won't Be Long Now," "96,000," "Piragua," "When You're Home," "The Club," "Blackout," "Paciencia Y Fe," "Alabanza," "Carnaval Del Barrio," "When The Sun Goes Down," "Champagne," "Finale," "Home All Summer" (performed by Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace and Marc Anthony).


June 14, 2021

Rags: Revised Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Vocal selections for Charles Strouse / Stephen Schwartz score. "Bella's Song (Pretty Girl)," "Blame It on the Summer Night," "Brand New World," "Children of the Wind," "Edge of a Knife," "If We Never Meet Again," "Little Lady," "Meet an Italian," "Rags," "Three Sunny Rooms," "Uptown," "Wanting," "Yankee Boy." 80 pages.


June 15, 2021

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By James Fisher. This second edition covers theatrical practice and practitioners as well as the dramatic literature of the United States of America from 1930 to the present. Includes a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 1.000 cross-referenced entries on plays, playwrights, directors, designers, actors, critics, producers, theaters, and terminology. 1272 pages.


June 18, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Symphonic Suites
(Decca - new on CD)
Three newly orchestrated suites from Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard. 81-piece orchestra. To be recorded live performance at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Aubrey Logan: Standard
(Mwo Records - new on CD/digital)
New album from jazz musician/singer Aubrey Logan. "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Here's that Rainy Day," "Save Your Love for Me," "Largo Al Factotum," "The Way We Were," "The Beat Goes On," "Doxology/Before the Throne of God Above," "Done Pretending," "Louboutins 2.0," "Macarthur Park," "Dreams," "Fascinating Rhythm."


June 22, 2021

Hamilton: An American Musical 2021 calendar
(Universe Publishing - wall calendar)
Features include: bonus spread for September–December 2021; generous grids for adding appointments and reminders; major official world holidays; opens to 12 inches x 24 inches. 24 pages.

The Thanksgiving Play / What Would Crazy Horse Do?
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Plays by Larissa FastHorse. 160 pages.


June 24, 2021

Blue Song: St. Louis in the Life and Work of Tennessee Williams
(Univ of Missouri Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Henry I. Schvey. While it has been written that Tennessee Williams had a dislike of St. Louis, the city where he lived the longest, Schvey reveals how the city was indispensable to Williams' formation and development both as a person and artist, and that he remained emotionally tethered to St. Louis for a host of reasons for the rest of his life. 224 pages.


June 25, 2021

Cinderella: The Musical
(Polydor Records - new digital album)
Original London cast recording of Andrew Lloyd Webber/David Zippel score. cast includes Carrie Hope Fletcher, Jonny Fines, Ruthie Henshall, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt. 38 tracks. CD and vinyl to be released 7/9/21.

Coming from Inside the HouseComing from Inside the House (A Virtual SubCulture Concert)
(Craft Recordings - new on vinyl)
Jason Robert Brown's spring 2020 virtual April 27, 2020, SubCulture concert featuring Ariana Grande and Shoshana Bean. "Sanctuary" (Georgia Stitt, Molly Cate Brown, Susannah Brown), "Melinda," "The Hardest Hill" (Shoshana Bean), "I Love Betsy," "Still Hurting" (Ariana Grande), "All Things In Time," Bonus track "Nothing's Bigger Than Kong" (world premiere recording of song commissioned for but ultimately not included in the 2018 Broadway musical King Kong). Brown piano and keyboards, with Todd Reynolds, Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Gary Sieger, Randy Landau and Jamie Eblen. Recorded, edited and mixed by Jeffrey Lesser, and produced by Lesser and Jason Robert Brown. Mastered by Oscar Zambrano. Marc Kaplan, executive producer. Released previously on mp3 and at iTunes.

Naughty Marietta
(Harbinger Records/Musical Theater Project - new on CD)
Reissue of the Smithsonian Institution's 1981 recording of Victor Herbert/Rida Johnson Young score. First time on CD. Featuring Judith Blazer and Leslie Harrington. Conducted by James R. Morris. "Overture," "Opening Chorus," "Mysterious Melody," "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp," "Taisez-Vous," "Song From the Fountain," "Naughty Marietta," "It Never, Never Can Be Love," "If I Were Anybody Else but Me," "’Neath the Southern Moon," "Italian Street Song," "Act I Finale," "Dance of the Marionettes," "You Marry a Marionette," "Loves of New Orleans," "The Sweet Bye and Bye," "Prelude to Live for Today," "Live for Today," "I’m Falling in Love With Someone," "It’s Pretty Soft for Simon," "Finale Ultimo." At MusicalTheaterProject.org.

That's Entertainment: A Biography of Broadway Composer Arthur Schwartz
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By Tighe E. Zimmers. First full-length biography of composer Arthur Schwartz. Covers his work on Broadway and in Hollywood with lyricists Howard Dietz, Dorothy Fields, Oscar Hammerstein II, Frank Loesser, Johnny Mercer Leo Robin. Describes his creative process and includes behind-the-scenes stories of each of his major musicals. 294 pages.


June 30, 2021

An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of Robert Leach's 2019 hardcover book. Chronicles the history and development of theatre from the Roman era to the present day, restoring to the foreground of this evolution the contributions of women, gay people, and ethnic minorities, as well as the regional theatres of Wales and Scotland. Highly-illustrated chapters trace the development of theatre through major plays from each period; evaluations of playwrights; contemporary dramatic theory; acting and acting companies; dance and music; the theatre buildings themselves; and the audience, while also highlighting enduring features of British theatre, from comic gags to the use of props. 1534 pages.


July 2, 2021

Show Time Series EP Collection Vol. 2
(Stage Door Records - on CD)
Compiles all 16 EPs which formed the "Show Time" Series as recorded and released by RCA Victor in 1953. Most of the tracks have never been released on CD. comprehensive sleeve note by Broadway historian George Dansker, including a complete sessionography of recording dates. Limited series of 500 units only. Order, see track list, and more at StageDoorRecords.com.

Tonight's the Night
(Kritzerland - new CD/Blu-ray/folio)
World premiere musical written and directed by Bruce Kimmel. Starring Eric Petersen and Hartley Powers. Blu-ray extras: audio commentary with writer/director Bruce Kimmel, actress Hartley Powers, and editor Marshall Harvey; Outside the Box – all twelve episodes of the critically acclaimed musical web series; Revenge – original streaming thriller; The Annual Kimmel Movie Marathon Trailer – faux movie trailer for the Kimmel Movie Marathon unseen for forty-one years; Dirty Harry Strikes Back – faux trailer made for The Creature Wasn't Nice. Cast recording also includes incidental music for Bruce Kimmel's online streaming thriller Revenge and his scores for Doug Haverty’s plays In My Mind’s Eye and Top of the Tree, and more. At Kritzerland.com/.


July 6, 2021

42nd Street
(Liberator Films - new on Blu-ray/DVD)
British production shown on PBS Great Performances in 2019. Revival of Gower Champion's original production. Cast includes Bonnie Langford, Tom Lister, Clare Halse, and Philip Bertioli. Musical staging and new choreography by Randy Skinner. Directed by Mark Bramble. 133 minutes.

Hamilton Day-to-Day calendar
(Univers Publishing - Daily Calendar)
Showcases lyrics from the Broadway musical, excerpts from Alexander Hamilton's own speeches and writing, as well as historical dates and events. Tear-off pages; day/date reference on each page; official major world holidays; recyclable plastic easel backer for desk or tabletop display; blank back of page, for notes, lists, to-dos, and other reminders.

Hirschfeld: The Biography
(Skyhorse - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Ellen Stern. The first portrait of the renowned artist's life ... through interviews with Hirschfeld himself, his friends and family, and his famous subjects, as well as through letters, scrapbooks, and home movies. [Appears to be the same book that was announced under Sarah Crichton Books in 2017, but never appeared.]336 pages.


July 9, 2021

Cinderella: The Musical
(Polydor Records - new on CD and vinyl)
Original London cast recording of Andrew Lloyd Webber/David Zippel score. cast includes Carrie Hope Fletcher, Jonny Fines, Ruthie Henshall, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt. 38 tracks. Digital version released 6/25/21.


July 20, 2021

An American in Paris
(Liberator Films - new on Blu-ray/DVD)
2018 London production of Broadway musical. Filmed live at the Dominion Theatre. George and Ira Gershwin score. Book by Craig Lucas. Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Featuring Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope. Filmed in collaboration with BroadwayHD. 155 minutes.


July 23, 2021

Sweet Charity
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
First time on CD reissue of SAGA Records' 1967 London studio cast recording of Cy Coleman/Dorothy Fields score. Mary Preston, June Hunt, Canna Kendall, Valentine Palmer, Craig Hunter, John Parker and David Weldon Williams. Westminster Sinfonia and Theatre Chorus directed by Frank Raymond. This is the only recorded version to feature an additional cut verse in Charity's song "You Should See Yourself." Also included on the CD release is an extended version of the "Rich Man's Frug" which was recorded during the album sessions but went unreleased. Digitally remastered from the original studio master tapes. Limited edition of 500 units only.


July 29, 2021

Simon Stephens Plays 5: Wastwater; Birdland; Blindsided; Song From Far Away; Heisenberg
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
408 pages.


August 1, 2021

Ever After: Forty Years of Musical Theater and Beyond, 1977-2019
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
By Barry Singer (The New York Times). Second edition, updated to include 2004-2019. 560 pages.


August 3, 2021

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
2019 Broadway play by Taylor Mac. 96 pages.

Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday in the Park With George
(Farrar, Straus, and Giroux - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
By James Lapine. Chronicles the two-year odyssey of creating the iconic Broadway musical Sunday in the Park with George. Through Lapine's recollections, conversations between Lapine, Sondheim, and the original cast and crew of the production, and a treasure trove of personal photographs, sketches, script notes, and sheet music from the making of the show. 400 pages.


August 10, 2021

The Ground on Which I Stand: 25th Anniversary Edition
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
August Wilson's personal call for African American artists to seize the power over their own cultural identity and to establish permanent institutions that celebrate and preserve the singular achievements of African American dramatic art and reaffirm its equal importance in contemporary American culture. Delivered as the keynote address at TCG's conference ... refocused the agenda of the entire convening and spurred months of debate about cultural diversity in the American theatre, culminating in a standing-room-only public debate at New York City’s Town Hall. 56 pages.


August 16, 2021

A History of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square
(The History Press - Paperback Book)
By Michael R. Routa. Part of "Landmarks" series. 144 pages.


August 17, 2021

Original Cast Album: Company
(Criterion - new Blu-ray/DVD)
1970 D.A. Pennebaker documentary. New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by Chris Hegedus and Nate Pennebaker, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. New audio commentary by Stephen Sondheim. Audio commentary from 2001 featuring D. A. Pennebaker, Elaine Stritch, and Harold Prince. New conversation among Sondheim, orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, and critic Frank Rich. New interview with Tunick on the art of orchestrating, conducted by Ted Chapin. Never-before-heard audio excerpts from interviews with Stritch and Prince, conducted by D. A. Pennebaker and Hegedus in 2000. Original Cast Album: Co-Op, a 2019 episode of the TV series "Documentary Now!," featuring director Alexander Buono, writer-actor John Mulaney, Rénee Elise Goldsberry, Richard Kind, Alex Brightman, and Paula Pell, composer Eli Bolin. Plus: essay by author Mark Harris. New cover by Raphael Geroni. Pre-order at Criterion.com.


August 24, 2021

Thoroughly Modern Millie
(Kino Lorber - new Blu-ray)
1967 musical film. Directed by George Roy Hill. Starring Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing, John Gavin, Beatrice Lillie. New 4k restoration of the roadshow edition of the film completed by Universal Pictures; New audio commentary by author/critic Lee Gambin and art historian Ian McAnally; two theatrical trailers (newly restored in 2K); optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature. 138 minutes.


September 1, 2021

Gilbert and Sullivan: The Great Savoy Operas ultimate collection
(Sona Books - new hardcover book/DVD set)
Here is the story of each of G&S's greatest works—from inspiration to opening night and beyond—woven into a fascinating account of their lives, times, and rise to global celebrity. Book by Mike Lepine features many rare photos and illustrations from contemporary posters, programs, memorabilia, and merchandise. DVD has 11 complete operas, featuring Peter Allen, Joel Grey, Frankie Howard, Gillian Knight, Keith Michell, Vincent Price, and Clive Revill in The Gondoliers, HMS Pinafore, Iolanthe, The Mikado Patience, The Pirates of Penzance, Princess Ida, Ruddigore The Sorcerer, Trial by Jury, and The Yeoman of the Guard. London Symphony Orchestra and The Ambrosian Opera Chorus.


September 10, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Symphonic Suites
(Decca - new on CD)
Three newly orchestrated suites from Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard. 81-piece orchestra. To be recorded live performance at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane.


October 5, 2021

Hillary and Clinton (TCG Edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
2019 Broadway play by Lucas Hnath. 120 pages.

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.

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

The Phantom of the Opera Collection
(Titan Comics - Hardcover Book/Kindle & comiXology Edition)
Fully authorized graphic novel adaptation by Cavan Scott, illustrated by José María Beroy, of the Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe original libretto.


October 12, 2021

B Is for Broadway: Onstage and Backstage from A to Z
(Doubleday Books for Young Readers - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By John Robert Allman. Illustrated by Peter Emmerich. From "Auditions" to "Ziegfeld" ... rhythmic alphabet book featuring favorite performers, creators, songs, and shows from the Broadway stage ... Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Irving Berlin, Jennifer Holliday, and Billy Porter ... famous New York theaters, beloved shows, and the crew, stylists, and technicians who are vital to each performance. 48 pages.

White Noise
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Suzan-Lori Parks. Produced at Public Theatre in 2019. 128 pages.


November 16, 2021

West Side Story the novel
(Gallery Books - Hardcover Book)
By Irving Shulman. The classic novelization of one of Broadway's most enduring and beloved musicals (based on a conception by Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins), updated with a new cover. 160 pages. Most release will coincide with new film release (currently 2021). Previously released in paperback and audioBook format.


January 4, 2022

Lewiston / Clarkston
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Two interrelated plays by Samuel D. Hunter.

The Minutes
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Tracy Letts. Debuted at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in November 2017. Finalist for 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 96 pages.


January 14, 2022

Sing Street OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Score by Gary Clark and John Carney. Cast includes Max Bartos, Brendan C. Callahan, Billy Carter, Zara Devlin, Gus Halper, Jakeim Hart, Martin Moran, Anne L. Nathan, Johnny Newcomb, Brenock O'Connor, Gian Perez, Sam Poon, Skyler Volpe, Amy Warren, Anthony Genovesi. "Just Can't Get Enough," "Riddle of the Model," "Up," "A Beautiful Sea," "Girls," "Faith of Our Fathers," "Dream for You," "Drive It Like You Stole It," "Up (Down Version)," "Brown Shoes," "To Find You," "Go Now." Previously released on mp3 and at Itunes.


October 22, 2022

Anne Frank & Emmett Till: Why I Wrote the Play Anne & Emmett
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
By Janet Langhart Cohen, who wrote the play Anne & Emmett, which has been performed across the U.S. since 2007 (the play is also being published in paperback and Kindle format). An effort to reveal how some of the people the author has known and the seminal events she experienced enabled her to link together, in an imaginary conversation, the seemingly disparate lives of Anne Frank and Emmett Till, two iconic figures who were murdered by societies that couldn’t protect them.


Release date unknown

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

Back to the Future the Musical
(Sony Masterworks Broadway - new album)
OLC recording of score by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, with additional songs from the movie. Roger Bart, Olly Dobson with Hugh Coles, Rosanna Hyland, Cedric Neal, Aidan Cutler, and Courtney-Mae Briggs. The musical is scheduled to premiere on the West End. Single track "Back in Time" by Olly Dobson already released.

Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band
(new double album)
First recording from this band, which "puts both modern and classic showtunes on display, sung by the best and brightest of Broadway's young generation of leading performers, in the timeless tradition of Big Band. A full sized Jazz orchestra composed of 17 musicians play Rosen's re-imagined arrangements of an eclectic mix of tunes from Broadway's past, present, and beyond."

Complete Lyrics of Sheldon Harnick
(new book)

Cynthia Erivo studio album
(Verve Records)
Details to come.

Diana: A True Musical Story
(Ume - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of score by David Bryan. To be recorded first week of April. Cast includes Jeanna de Waal, Roe Hartrampf, Erin Davie, Judy Kaye. Ian Eisendrath, musical Supervisor and arranger, will produce. Expected release summer 2020.

Girl from the North Country
(Sony - new album)
OBC recording of score by Bob Dylan. Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle, Jennifer Blood, Law Terrel Dunford, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Ben Mayne, Matt McGrath, Tom Nelis, Colton Ryan, Jay O. Sanders, John Schiappa, Austin Scott, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Rachel Stern, Chiara Trentalange, Bob Walton, Chelsea Lee Williams, and Mare Winningham.

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;

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.

Lillias White album
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Lovesong
(JAY Records - new album)
First complete recording of 1972 musical with score by Michael Valenti. Studio cast includes Jenn Gambatese, Lauren Molina, Matt Bogart, Jeff Kready.

Paul Gemignani: Life and Lessons from Broadway and Beyond
(Applause Books - new book)
Fall 2021.

Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn
(Yellow Sound Label - new album)
Off-Broadway cast recording. Nikita Burshteyn (Newsies), Anna Kostakis, Carlos Lopez (Man of La Mancha), Michael Marotta (Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical), Judy McLane (Mamma Mia!), Michael Notardonato, Ari Raskin, Troy Valjean Rucker (August Rush), Zach Schanne (Pippin), and Viet Vo (Viet Gone). Lyrics by Mark Saltzman and music adapted from classic Italian melodies. Recorded 2/18/20. Late March release expected.

Smile
(new book)
Playwright Sarah Ruhl's pen memoir about life with Bell's Palsy.

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