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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Updated 11/30/21

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Edmund Bagnell: The Road
(new digital EP)
Singing violinst Edmund Bagnell. "The Water," "That's All," "No One Is Alone," "Salut D'amour," "Carolina In My Mind," "The Road."

Jazz Age Beauties: The Lost Collection of Ziegfeld Photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston
(Universe - Hardcover Book)
By Robert Hudovernik. More than 200 publicity stills and photos of some of America's first "It" girls—silent film-era starlets. Accompanying these iconic images are the stories behind them, including accounts from surviving Ziegfeld Girls, as well as ads featuring them. 272 pages.


December 1, 2021

Kimberly Hawkey: A New Noel
(new digital album)
Vocalist Kimberly Hawkey sings songs by Morris & River. "Coming Home," "Deep Snow," "Our Small Traditions," "Slushy Mushy Christmas," "Through the Ruins," "A New Noel," "Grandpa's Chair," "Shopping Mall Santa," "A Secret Reason," "The Loving Voices," "In My Pocket."

Sondheim Unplugged - The NYC Sessions Volume 1
(Yellow Sound Label - new 2-CD set/digital)
First in three-volume set. "Something's Coming" – (Marquee Five), "Broadway Baby" (Michelle Dowdy), "What Can You Lose?" (Nicholas Rodriguez), "The Right Girl" (Aaron Ramey), "The Boy From" (Lucia Spina), "Sooner or Later" (Brian Charles Rooney), "Someone Is Waiting / Pretty Women" (Alton Fitzgerald White), "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid" (Jim Brochu), "I Remember" (Lina Koutrakos), "The Glamorous Life" (Blaine Krauss), "Ariadne" (Eric Michael Gillett), "Gee, Officer Krupke" (Jacob Hoffman), "Multitudes of Amys" (John Treacy Egan), "In Buddy's Eyes" (Teri Ralston), "Old Friends / Like it Was" (Donna Vivino), "Good Thing Going / Growing Up" (Michael Winther), "By the Sea" (Liz McCartney), "Send in the Clowns" (Sally Mayes), "Children and Art" (Danielle Ferland), "Being Alive" (Christina Bianco, Carole J Bufford and Scott Coulter), "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" (Marquee Five), "Agony I" (Tally Sessions and Jeff Kready), "What More Do I Need?" (Lucia Spina), "No One Is Alone" (Blaine Krauss), "Changing / Beautiful" (Melanie Vaughan and Courter Simmons), "Let Me Entertain You / Broadway" (Kate Loprest), "Unworthy of Your Love" (Annie Golden and Michael Winther), "Live Alone and Like It" (Karen Mason), "There Won't Be Trumpets" (Gabrielle Stravelli), "Your Eyes Are Blue" (Stearns Matthews), "The Story of Lucy and Jessie" (Victoria Cook), "Talent" (Hunter Ryan Herdlicka), "Not While I'm Around" (Julie Reyburn), "Not While I'm Around" (Julie Reyburn), "The Road You Didn't Take" (Eric Michael Gillett), "On the Steps of the Palace" (Erica Spyres), "Maria" (Brian Charles Rooney), "The Ladies Who Lunch" (Alice Ripley), "Someone in a Tree" (Jacob Hoffman), "Rain on the Roof" (Stearns Matthews and Natalie Arneson), "I'm Still Here" (Marta Sanders), "Color and Light" (Claybourne Elder and Christina Bianco), "Sunday" (Charlie Levy). Produced by Phil Geoffrey Bond. Music director Joseph Goodrich on piano. YellowSoundLabel.com.


December 3, 2021

Making Broadway Dance
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Liza Gennaro. Examines choreography for musical theatre through the lens of dance studies, script analysis, movement research and dramaturgical inquiry ... the choreographic systems of some of Broadway's most influential dance-makers including George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Katherine Dunham, Bob Fosse, Savion Glover, Sergio Trujillo, Steven Hoggett and Camille Brown. 232 pages.

Once Upon a Time Step: Songs from the Ron Lytle Musical Fairy Tales
(new on CD/digital)
16 songs from 11 of composer and lyricist Lytle's one-act musicals (The King's New Klothes, That's Our Snow White!, The Bluegrass Musicians Of Bremen Flats, It Must Be Pinocchio, The Great and Glorious Mr. Toad and more), and from Lytle’s latest full-length holiday musical, Christmas in Oz. Performers include Will Arundell, Jessica Coker, John Erreca, Jordyn Foley, Juanita Harris, Tania Johnson, Alonso Melgoza, Michael Mendelsohn, Marah Sotelo, Oscar Tomosada, and Chris Vettel.

tick, tick... BOOM!
(Masterworks - new on CD)
Soundtrack from 2021 Netflix film adaptation of Jonathan Larson's autobiographical musical. Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesús, Joshua Henry, Mj Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter, Judith Light, and Vanessa Hudgens. "30/90," "Boho Days," "Green Green Dress," "No More," "Johnny Can't Decide," "Sunday," "Play Game," "Therapy," "Swimming," "Come to Your Senses," "Real Life," "Why," "Louder Than Words," "Come to Your Senses" (end credit version); Bonus tracks: "Green Green Dress" (Garfield & Shipp), "Out Of My Dreams" (Veronica Jackson cover), "Only Takes a Few" (The Mountain Goats). 180 gram vinyl LP to be released 6/3/22. Digital version released earlier.

West Side Story new soundtrack
(Hollywood Records - new digital album)
Soundtrack for 2021 musical film based on the 1957 musical. Score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Film cast includes Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Rita Moreno, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno, Brian d'Arcy James, Corey Stoll, Josh Andrés Rivera, Iris Menas, Mike Iveson, Jamila Velazquez, Annelise Cepero, Yassmin Alers, Jamie Harris, Curtiss Cook. "Prologue," "La Borinqueña" (Sharks Version), "Jet Song," "Something’s Coming," "The Dance at the Gym: Blues, Promenade," "The Dance at the Gym: Mambo," "The Dance at the Gym: Cha-Cha, Meeting Scene, Jump," "Maria," "Balcony Scene (Tonight)," "Transition to Scherzo / Scherzo," "America," "Gee, Officer Krupke," "One Hand, One Heart," "Cool," "Tonight (Quintet)", "The Rumble," "I Feel Pretty," "Somewhere" (performed by Rita Moreno), "A Boy Like That / I Have a Love," "Finale," "End Credits." CD release 12/3/21.


December 7, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen
(Universal - new on DVD/Blu-ray)
2021 film version of the Broadway musical. Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Screenplay by Steven Levenson. Directed by Stephen Chbosky. Blu-ray bonus content: digital copy; Songs to Be Seen; Looking Through the Lens: The Making of Dear Evan Hansen; Sincerely, Ben Platt; Stars In Our Eyes. 138 minutes.


December 10, 2021

Dawn Derow: My Ship: Songs from 1941
(Zoho Music - new on CD)
From Dawn Derow's MAC Award-winning cabaret show. "Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)," "Let's Get Away from It All," "Skylark," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy/Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree/Hut Sut Song," "Why Don't We Do This More Often?," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me)/I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)," "Blues in the Night," "Baby Mine," "The Saga of Jenny," "My Ship," "At Last," "White Christmas," "(There Will Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover."

Samantha Barks: Into the Unknown
(Westway - new album)
Studio album featuring Samantha Barks (Pretty Woman: The Musical, Frozen West End cast, Les Misérables film. "Into the Unknown," "Heart of Stone," "Never Enough," "How Far I'll Go," "Reflection," "Waving Through a Window," "Only Us" (with Ramin Karimloo), "I'd Rather Be Me," "With You," "Let Me Be Your Star" (with Stephanie McKeon), "Falling Slowly," "Mary Jane."

Tom Solomon: Musicals, Vol. 1
(digital album)
New album from West End actor and "BBC Voice of Musical Theatre" Tom Solomon. "Anthem" (from Chess), "Maria," "The Music of the Night," "Love Changes Everything," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Bring Him Home," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "I Am What I Am

West Side Story new soundtrack
(Hollywood Records - new on CD)
Soundtrack for 2021 musical film based on the 1957 musical. Score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Film cast includes Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Rita Moreno, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno, Brian d'Arcy James, Corey Stoll, Josh Andrés Rivera, Iris Menas, Mike Iveson, Jamila Velazquez, Annelise Cepero, Yassmin Alers, Jamie Harris, Curtiss Cook. "Prologue," "La Borinqueña" (Sharks Version), "Jet Song," "Something’s Coming," "The Dance at the Gym: Blues, Promenade," "The Dance at the Gym: Mambo," "The Dance at the Gym: Cha-Cha, Meeting Scene, Jump," "Maria," "Balcony Scene (Tonight)," "Transition to Scherzo / Scherzo," "America," "Gee, Officer Krupke," "One Hand, One Heart," "Cool," "Tonight (Quintet)", "The Rumble," "I Feel Pretty," "Somewhere" (performed by Rita Moreno), "A Boy Like That / I Have a Love," "Finale," "End Credits." Digital release 12/3/21.


December 14, 2021

Booze Over Broadway: 50 Cocktails for Theatre Lovers
(Tiller Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Michael Goff. Recipes include Hello, Daquiri!, The Best Little Whiskey Sour in Texas, Don't Cry for Me, Appletini, I Don't Know How to Love Gin, Bloody, Bloody, Mary Jackson, Once on this (Long) Island Iced Tea, Brandy Alexander Hamilton, If I Were a Rich Man(hattan), and more. 160 pages.


December 17, 2021

Caroline, or Change
(Broadway Records/Roundabout Records - new digital album)
New Broadway (Roundabout Theatre Company) cast recording of score by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Tony Kushner (lyrics). Produced by Elliot Scheiner, Nigel Lilley, Jeanine Tesori, and Van Dean. Edited and mixed by Lawrence Manchester. Sharon D Clarke, Gabriel Amoroso, Alexander Bello, John Cariani, Joy Hermalyn, Arica Jackson, Tamika Lawrence, Caissie Levy, Adam Makké, Kevin S. McAllister, Harper Miles, N’Kenge, Nya, Richard Alexander Phillips, Jayden Theophile, Nasia Thomas, Jaden Myles Waldman, Samantha Williams, Stuart Zagnit, and Chip Zien. 2-CD format to be released 1/14/22. BroadwayRecords.com.


December 21, 2021

The Lost Conversation: Interviews with an Enduring Avant-Garde
(53rd State Press - Paperback Book)
By Sara Farrington. Collection of interviews conducted between 2019-2021 with New York theater artists who have spent their lives working in and inventing the avant-garde ... brings to light a series of "lost conversations" about class, race, difficulty, endurance, and privilege in the New York avant-garde of the past fifty years, as well as conversations about the ephemerality, the always-about-to-be-lostness of the medium itself. Featuring conversations with Joanne Akalaitis, Anne Bogart, Lee Breuer, Ping Chong, Richard Foreman, Andre Gregory, Deborah Hay, Bill T. Jones, Adrienne Kennedy, Lola Pashalinksi, Jennifer Tipton, Kate Valk, Mac Wellman, and Robert Wilson. 180 pages.


December 28, 2021

The Ground on Which I Stand: 25th Anniversary Edition
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
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.


December 30, 2021

Life of Pi
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Lolita Chakrabarti, adapted from the novel by Yann Martel. Published to coincide with the West End premiere in November 2021. 112 pages.


January 4, 2022

Ben Bagley's Hold on to Your Hats
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Music by Burton Lane Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. Helen Gallagher, Carleton Carpenter, Nancy Grennan Hillner, Arthur Siegel, and an ensemble. Plus some other Harburg songs, rarities, with music by Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Sammy Fain, Burton Lane, and Dana Suesse sung by Tammy Grimes, Patrice Munsel, Blossom Dearie, Arthur Siegel, Ann Hampton Callaway and others, plus Harburg himself. Remastered. Cover art by Harvey Schmidt. Limited to 500 copies only and expected in the first week of January 2022. Kritzerland.com.

Ben Bagley's Make Mine Manhattan + Great Revues Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
1948 Broadway musical Make Mine Manhattan music Richard Lewine and lyrics by Arnold B. Horwitt. Great Revues Revisited music and lyrics by Baldwin Bergerson, Lyn Duddy, Joan Edwards, Edward Eliscu, Ted Fetter, Charles Gaynor, Jay Gorney, Alec Grahame, Bob Hilliard, Arnold B. Horwitt, Jean and Walter Kerr, Richard Lewine, Phyllis McGinley, Henry Myers, Peter Myers, John Pritchett, Harold Rome, Albert Selden, Carl Sigman. Cast includes Nancy Andrews, Carleton Carpenter, Helen Gallagher, Dolores Gray, Estelle Parsons, Lynn Redgrave, Arthur Siegel, and Elaine Stritch. Arrangements by Dennis Deal and Judd Woldin. Remastered. Cover art by Harvey Schmidt. Limited to 500 copies only. Expected first week of January 2022. Kritzerland.com.

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 11, 2022

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.

Sportin' Life: John W. Bubbles, An American Classic
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Brian Harker. Biography of groundbreaking tap dancer John W. Bubbles, who played Sportin' Life in the original production of Porgy and Bess. His life, from 1902-1986, from vaudeville to Broadway to TV, then to acclaimed performances from his wheelchair. 328 pages.


January 14, 2022

Caroline, or Change
(Broadway Records/Roundabout Records - new on 2 CDs)
New Broadway (Roundabout Theatre Company) cast recording of score by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Tony Kushner (lyrics). Produced by Elliot Scheiner, Nigel Lilley, Jeanine Tesori, and Van Dean. Edited and mixed by Lawrence Manchester. Sharon D Clarke, Gabriel Amoroso, Alexander Bello, John Cariani, Joy Hermalyn, Arica Jackson, Tamika Lawrence, Caissie Levy, Adam Makké, Kevin S. McAllister, Harper Miles, N’Kenge, Nya, Richard Alexander Phillips, Jayden Theophile, Nasia Thomas, Jaden Myles Waldman, Samantha Williams, Stuart Zagnit, and Chip Zien. Digital format released earlier. BroadwayRecords.com.


January 21, 2022

Annie Live!
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD)
Soundtrack for televised event on NBC. Harry Connick, Jr., Nicole Scherzinger, Tituss Burgess and Megan Hilty, with Celina Smith as Annie and Taraji P. Henson.


January 25, 2022

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


January 28, 2022

From Rags to Riches: 100 Years of American Song
(NYFOS Records - new digital album)
Debut album from NYFOS own label, featuring mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and tenor William Burden with NYFOS Artistic Director and pianist Steven Blier. From a live concert recording at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in New York on March 23, 2000. "Pineapple Rag," "My Lady Frog," "Evening Song," "Oh Gee! - Oh Joy!," "Nickel Under My Foot," "Stay in My Arms," "Hit the Road," "Nocturne," "Thousands of Miles," "Wrong Note Rag," "Take the Moment," "'Round Midnight," "The Ballad of Booth," "Hosing the Furniture," "New York Lights," "Walt Whitman in 1989," "How Can I Keep From Singing?"


February 1, 2022

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.

Facing the Music: a Broadway memoir
(Regan Arts - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Broadway Musical Director and arranger David Loud. From his "wildly entertaining and deeply poignant trek through the wilderness of his childhood and the edge-of-your-seat drama of a career on, in, under, and around Broadway for decades ... He reveals his struggle against the ravages of Parkinson's and triumphs repeatedly ... The extraordinary cast of characters in his life also includes John Kander, Fred Ebb, Angela Lansbury, Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, Marin Mazzie, Scott Ellis, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Garth Drabinsky, and Barbara Cook, among others ... a remarkable love letter to music." 288 pages.


February 8, 2022

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

Sondheim in Our Time and His
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Paperback)
W. Anthony Sheppard, editor. Offers a wide-ranging historical investigation of the works and career of Stephen Sondheim. Each author uncovers those aspects of biography, collaborative process, and contemporary context that impacted the creation and reception of Sondheim's musicals. Several explore in detail how Sondheim's shows have been dramatically revised and adapted over time. Multiple chapters invite the reader to rethink Sondheim's works from a distinctly contemporary critical perspective and to consider how these musicals are being reenvisioned today. Some chapters focus on individual musicals, and others explore a specific topic as manifested throughout his entire career. Brings together Sondheim's past with the present, thriving existence of his musicals. Afterword by Kristen Anderson-Lopez.


February 11, 2022

Witness Uganda: An American Musical
(Masterworks Broadway - new digital album)
Studio album of score by Griffin Matthews and Matt Gould. Performed by Griffin Matthews, Cynthia Erivo, Ledisi, Nicolette Robinson, Emma Hunton, Kristolyn Lloyd, Tyrone Davis Jr., Jamar Williams, Kameron Richardson, Jai’Len Josey, Amber Iman, India Carney, Jamard Richardson, Kevin Curtis, Sha’Leah Nikole, Naarai, Loren Smith, and Antwone Barnes. Single "Bricks" now available. 24 tracks.


February 18, 2022

Back to the Future: The Musical
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Original cast recording of score with new songs by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard alongside hit songs from the movie. Cast includes Roger Bart and Olly Dobson, Hugh Coles, Rosanna Hyland, Cedric Neal, Aidan Cutler, and Courtney-Mae Briggs. .Currently at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End

Ragtime: The Musical
(Masterworks Broadway - new 3-disc vinyl set)
On vinyl for the first time. Original Broadway cast recording of the score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. 180-Gram red, white and blue vinyl in individual jackets, along with a 20-page stitched booklet. The oversized booklet includes a new essay and track-by-track commentary from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, a new interview with Brian Stokes Mitchell, recording session and production photos, and the complete recording libretto. Cast includes Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie, Peter Friedman, Audra McDonald, Judy Kaye, Mark Jacoby, Lea Michele. Two hours and one minute.


March 1, 2022

I Was Better Last Night: A Memoir
(Penguin - Hardcover Book/Audible Audiobook)
By Harvey Fierstein. "... bares the inner life of this eccentric nonconforming child from his roots in 1952 Brooklyn, to the experimental worlds of Andy Warhol and the Theatre of the Ridiculous, to the gay rights movements of the seventies and the tumultuous AIDS crisis of the eighties, through decades of addiction, despair, and ultimate triumph."

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


March 3, 2022

A Bit of Me: From Basildon to Broadway, and back
(Ebury Digital/Penguin - Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
Memoir by West End/Broadway and TV performer Denise Van Outen (Chicago, Tell Me on a Sunday, Legally Blonde).


March 31, 2022

Fifty Key Stage Musicals
(Routledge - new Hardcover/Paperback Book)
Robert W Schneider and Shannon Agnew, editors. This volume in the Routledge Key Guides series provides a round-up of the fifty musicals whose creations were seminal in altering the landscape of musical theater discourse in the English-speaking world. Chapters: 1. The Black Crook by Sebastian Trainor; 2. HMS Pinafore by Rupert Holmes; 3. The Merry Widow by Andrew Child; 4. Shuffle Along by Jerrell L. Henderson; 5. Show Boat by Benjamin Nissen; 6. Of Thee I Sing by Laura Frankos; 7. Anything Goes by Scott Miller; 8. Porgy and Bess by Isaiah Wooden; 9. The Cradle Will Rock by Johanna Pinzler; 10. Pal Joey by Laurence Maslon. 304 pages.


April 12, 2022

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


April 15, 2022

Paul Gemignani: Life and Lessons from Broadway and Beyond
(Applause Books - new book)
By Margaret Hall. "... seeks to not only bring the reader into the orchestra pit to learn Gemignani's story, but also to educate the reader about the crucial role a music director plays in bringing some of the most iconic musicals in Broadway history to life." 320 pages.


April 29, 2022

Joe Stilgoe: Theatre
(Westway - new album)
Singer/pianist/songwriter Joe Stilgoe, with the Metropole Orchestra.


June 3, 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 4, 2022

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.


December 15, 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

Adventures in Reality
(Ghostlight Records - new album)
Collection of previously unreleased songs from various projects by Michael Friedman.

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

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."

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet
(Time-Life Records - new album)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording for score by Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser. Produced by Rob Sher and Cody Lassen with executive producers Huck Walton and Brian Gillet of InOvation Multimedia. Early 2022 release expected. ReginaComet.com.

Complete Lyrics of Sheldon Harnick
(new book)

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

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

Joe Stilgoe: Theatre
(Westway - new album)
Singer/pianist/songwriter Joe Stilgoe, with the Metropole Orchestra.

Kalevala: The Musical
(new digital album)
Concept album. Score by Johanna Telander. Ramin Karimloo, Alice Ripley, Jewelle Blackman, Marina Pires, Natalie Toro, and Kay Trinidad. www.kalevalamusical.com/. August 2021 release expected.

Kerry Ellis album
(Westway - new album)
Album of original music by British actress/singer Kerry Ellis (Wicked). 2022 release expected.

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.

Love in Hate Nation
(Ghostlight Records - new album)
Original cast recording of score by Joe Iconis. Cast includes Sydney Farley, Amina Faye, Jasmine Forsberg, Lauren Marcus, Kelly McIntyre, Lena Skeele, Emerson Mae Smith, Ryan Vona, and Tatiana Wechsler. Music direction and vocal arrangements by Annastasia Victory. Music supervision and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen. Produced by Joe Iconis, Ian Kagey, and Charlie Rosen. Two River Theater and Kurt Deutsch are executive producers. Recorded August 2, 2021, for a fall release. The musical had its world premiere production at the Two River Theater in 2019.

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.

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.

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