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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Updated 10/18/19

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Christmas at Birdland
(Club44 Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
With Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch, and featuring Donny Osmond, Daniel Glass, Steve Doyle, Dave Koz. "Christmas Is Starting Now/It's the Holiday Season," "The Christmas Waltz," "Manhattan in December," "You Meet the Nicest People," "Mister Santa," "He's Stuck in the Chimney Again," "Little Jack Frost, Get Lost," "Caroling, Caroling," "It Happened in Sun Valley/Snow," "Silent Night/A Child Is Born," "Winter Weather/Winter Night," "The Christmas Song (Chestnust Roasting on an Open Fire)," "Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells."

Darling Live in Concert
(Very Intense Records - new on CD/on mp3)
Score by Ryan Scott Oliver. 15 tracks. Kerstin Anderson, Ethan Carlson, Chris D'Amico, Talya Groves, Jeff Heimbrock, Gerianne Perez, Jackson Perrin, Catherine Ricafort, Emily Rogers, Daniel Quadrino, Daniel Yearwood. CD released 8/9/19.

Home Work by Julie AndrewsHome Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
(Hachette Books - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook)
By Julie Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton. Follow-up to her first memoir, Home. Andrews continues with her arrival in Hollywood, sharing personal experiences and reflections on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Victor/Victoria, and many others, describing her years in the film industry and her personal life, from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. 320 pages.

Idina Menzel: Christmas: A Season Of Love
(Craft Recordings - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
"Sleigh Ride," "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year," "I Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" (with Billy Porter), "Christmas Just Ain't Christmas," "We Wish You The Merriest" (with Josh Gad), "A Hand For Mrs. Claus" (with Ariana Grande), "We Need A Little Christmas," "O Holy Night/Ave Maria," "Winter Wonderland/Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," "I'll Be Home For Christmas" (with Aaron Lohr), "Walker's 3rd Hanukkah," "Ocho Kandelikas," "Christmas Time Is Here," "At This Table," "Seasons Of Love," "Caroling, Caroling," "Auld Lang Syne (Introduction)," "Auld Lang Syne." Vinyl version to be released 11/22/19.

Judy
(Decca Broadway - new on CD)
Soundtrack for upcoming feature film. Songs sung by Renée Zellweger. "By Myself," "Get Happy," "For Once In My Life," "Zing Went The Strings," "You Made Me Love You," "Talk Of The Town," "Come Rain Or Come Shine," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "The Trolley Song," "The Man That Got Away," "San Francisco," "Over The Rainbow." Released previously on mp3 and at iTunes

Kevin Dozier: Christmas Eve
(new digital album)
"It Came Upon a Midnight Clear / The Christmas Waltz," "Home on Christmas Day," "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," "O Holy Night," "Silent Night," "Christmas Eve," "Sleep Well, Little Children," "I'll Be Home for Christmas / Goodbye for Now," "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," "Angels We Have Heard on High," "Caroling, Caroling," "Grown-Up Christmas List," "Merry Christmas Darling," "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!," "The Christmas Song," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas / It's Christmas Time," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Currently available at KevinDozier.com.

Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley: Broadway & Beyond - Live at Feinstein's/54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
2017 Live concert recorded at Feinstein's/54 Below, with Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. Songs and patter. "Intro / Trogan Woman Medley: All the Way," "Trojan Woman Medley: When You Wish Upon a Star," "Trojan Woman Medley: The Glory of Love," "Welcome," "Hello Young Lovers," "Younger Than Springtime / Carefully Taught," "So in Love," "You Walk with Me," "Sondheim Suite: Happiness," "Sondheim Suite: Good Thing Going," "Sondheim Suite: Too Many Mornings," "Sondheim Suite: Not a Day Goes By," "Sondheim Suite: Move on," "You, You, You," "When Did I Fall in Love?," "I Miss the Music," "Ovarian Cancer / HT," "And the World Goes 'Round," "Back to Before," "Thank You," "Opposite You," "Our Love Is Here to Stay." Funded through Kickstarter, where a stretch goal has been started to fund the release of a DVD/digital video of the concert. Proceeds from the album benefit The Actor's Fund, Cancer Support Community and Tina's Wish. Produced by Michael J. Moritz Jr. Currently at BroadwayRecords.com.

The Michael Friedman Collection: The Abominables digital album
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
World premeire recording by The Civilians. Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. John Behlmann, Audrey Bennett, Gerard Canonico, Daniel Jenkins, Mia Jenness, Jiho Kang, Alyse Alan Louis, Zell Murrow, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Curtis Reynolds, Brian Charles Rooney, Johnny Shea. "I Am the Princess of Everything Else," "Minnesota Nice," "Perfect," "My Brother is a Yeti," "Happiness," "Yeti Prayer," "Hockey Rules," "The Curse of the Blizzards ," "A Matter of Time (Part 1)," "A Matter of Time (Part 2)," "We Will Kill You," "We Are All Yeti," "Crouching Harry Hidden Yeti," "I Used to Be Like You," "I Used to Be Like You (reprise)," "We Are All Yeti: A Team Finals," "We Could Build an Igloo," "The Final Game," "Learn to Lose." Also at GhostlightRecords.com.

The Michael Friedman Collection: The Great Immensity digital album
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
World premiere recording by The Civilians. Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Cindy Cheung, John Ellison Conlee, Dan Domingues, Billy Hepfinger, Trey Lyford, Erin Wilhelmi. "The Hot World," "We Are All Panamanian," "The Earth Ambassadors Theme Song!," "ClimateSummit Suite: Stockholm 1972, Rio 1992, Kyoto 1997, Copenhagen 2009, Warsaw 2013," "Charismatic Megafauna," "Martha, the Last Pigeon/The Golden Lemur," "We Are Legion," "The Great Immensity," "The Dene Village," "The Great Immensity (reprise)," "The Next Forever." Also at GhostlightRecords.com.

The Michael Friedman Collection: This Beautiful City digital album
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
World premiere recording by The Civilians. Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Emily Ackerman, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Brad Heberlee, Conor Ryan, Stephen Plunkett, Alison Weller. "Colorado," "This Beautiful City," "Whatever, ," "An Email from Ted," "End Times," "Demons," "Doubting Thomas," "Take Me There," "Freedom," "Urban Planning," "Another Email from Ted," "Pikes Peak (A Model of Christian Charity)," "Freedom (Alt Version)." Also at GhostlightRecords.com.

A Million Miles from Broadway Revised and Expanded Edition
(The Friendly Song Company - Kindle Edition)
By Mel Atkey. Available in paperback at Lulu.com. 654 pages.

We Foxes: Tracks
(Very Intense Records - new EP on CD/on mp3)
Score by Ryan Scott Oliver. Vesta, Katie Thompson, Emily Rogers, Charlie Franklin. 5 tracks. CD released 8/1/19.


October 22, 2019

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

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

Still HereStill Here: The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD/Audible Audiobook)
By Alexandra Jacobs (The New York Times). Biography of the Broadway legend, Elaine Stritch. "Following years of meticulous research and interviews, this is a portrait of a powerful, vulnerable, honest, and humorous figure who continues to reverberate in the public consciousness." 352 pages.


October 25, 2019

Alice by HeartAlice by Heart
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
MCC cast. Score by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. Molly Gordon, Colton Ryan, Kim Blanck, Mia DiLena, Zachary Downer, Noah Galvin, Zachary Infante, Andrew Kober, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe , Catherine Ricafort, Heath Saunders, and Wesley Taylor. "West of Words," "Down the Hole," "Still," "Chillin' the Regrets," "The Key Is," "Those Long Eyes," "Manage Your Flamingo," " Sick to Death of Alice-ness," "Brillig Braelig," "Some Things Fall Away," "Your Shell of Grief," "Another Room in Your Head," "Isn't It A Trial?," "Do You Think We Think You're Alice?," "I've Shrunk Enough," "Afternoon," "Winter Blooms." Produced by Duncan Sheik and Kurt Deutsch, with Craig Balsam and Cody Lassen executive producers. Recorded March 24-25. Also at GhostlightRecords.com. Previously released on mp3 and at iTunes

American Utopia on Broadway OBC
(Nonesuch - new on CD)
Includes songs from David Byrne's American Utopia along with songs from Talking Heads and his solo career, currently on Broadway in October at the Hudson Theatre. [May have been canceled/postponed.]

Ana Gasteyer: sugar & booze
(Henry's Girl Inc. - new on CD/mp3/vinyl/at iTunes)
"Sugar and Booze," "Nothing Rhymes with Christmas," "The Man with the Bag," "He's Stuck in the Chimney Again," "Secret Santa," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "You're a Mean One Mr Grinch," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "In the Market for a Miracle," "Blue Black Friday," "Sleigh Ride," "Children Go Where I Send Thee," "The Merriest," "Sugar and Booze (Edit)."

Beau
(Sony - new digital album on mp3)
World premiere recording of Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar's new musical. Jenn Colella, Mykal Kilgore, Aisha Jackson, Saint Aubyn, Charity Angél Dawson, Gerard Canoninco, Ben Roseberry, John Krause, Max Sangerman, Jeb Brown, Matt Rodin, Katie Thompson, Olivia Griffin, Marlene Ginader, Amelia Cormack, and Jeremy Sevelovitz. "Pop Pop Beau," "So Better," "Comin' Home," "Shut Up," "It Couldn't Be," "By Your Side," "Crush," "Disappear," "Thursday In July," "Runnin'" (available now), "By Your Side (Reprise)," "Encore." CD to be released 11/15/19.

Harry Connick, Jr. - True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter
(Verve - new on CD/vinyl LP)
Harry Connick Jr. as pianist, singer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor. "Anything Goes," "I Love Paris," "I Concentrate on You," "All of You," "Mind If I Make Love to You," "Just One of Those Things," "In the Still of the Night," "Why Can't You Behave," "Begin the Beguine," "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," "True Love," "You're Sensational," "You Do Something to Me."

Lea Michele: Christmas in the City
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD/on mp3)
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Christmas in New York," "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (with Jonathan Groff), "Do You Want To Build a Snowman?," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Silent Night," "White Christmas" (with Darren Criss), "Silver Bells," "Angels We Have Heard on High" (with Cynthia Erivo), "O Holy Night."

Mandy Patinkin: Children and Art
(Nonesuch - new album on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Songs by Randy Newman, and Laurie Anderson, include Lyle Lovett, Taylor Mac, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Waits, and Patinkin himself. Most have appeared in Patinkin's digital Diary series. "Going to a Town," "Kentucky Avenue," "If I Had a Boat," "From the Air," "So Long Dad," "Children and Art," "To Be of Use," "My Mom," "Wandering Boy," "Fear Itself" (with Kathryn Grody), "Raggedy Ann," "Refugees/Song of the Titanic" (with Judy Blazer). Recorded in New York with pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman). "Refugees/Song of the Titanic Produced by Tommy Krasker, engineered by Tom Lazarus. The artist's 30-city tour begins on October 30, 2019.

Moulin Rouge!Moulin Rouge! OBC
(House of Iona/RCA Records - on CD)
Cast includes Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein, Sahr Ngaujah, Tam Mutu, Ricky Rojas, and Robyn Hurder. "Welcome To The Moulin Rouge!," "Truth Beauty Freedom Love," "The Sparkling Diamond," "Shut Up And Raise Your Glass," "Firework," "Your Song," "So Exciting! (The Pitch Song)," "Sympathy For The Duke," "Nature Boy," "Elephant Love Medley," "Backstage Romance," "Come What May," "Only Girl In A Material World," "Chandelier," "El Tango De Roxanne," "Crazy Rolling," "Your Song Reprise," "Finale (Come What May)," "More More More! (Encore)." Produced by Baz Luhrmann, Justin Levine, Matt Stine and Alex Timbers. Music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine. Previously released on mp3 and at iTunes.


October 29, 2019

Groundhog Day piano/vocal selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
15 vocal selections from the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical. Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, who wrote an in-depth forward to this souvenir collection. Also includes performance notes from the show's music director, Laurie Perkins. "Everything About You," "Hope," "If I Had My Time Again," "Night Will Come," "Nobody Cares," "One Day," "Overture," "Playing Nancy," "Punxsutawney Phil," "Rita's Diary," "Seeing You," "Small Town USA Day One," "Small Town USA Day Two," "Stuck," "There Will Be Sun." 144 pages.


October 31, 2019

Tootsie: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book
Songbook for 2019 Broadway musical. Features 16 vocal selections from the score by David Yazbek. Songs include: "I Won't Let You Down," "The Most Important Night of My Life," "Talk to Me Dorothy," "Unstoppable," "Whaddya Do," "Who Are You?," and more.


November 1, 2019

Ambassador: Original London Cast Recording
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
First in Stage Door Records' Cast Album Masters Series. Music by Don Gohman and lyrics by Hal Hackady. 1971 OLC: Toni-Sue Burley, Margaret Courtenay, Danielle Darrieux, Penny Everton, Blain Fairman, Judy Gridley, Neville Jason, Howard Keel, Judith Paris, Brian Rowley, Lamona Snow, Isobel Stuart, Nevil Whiting, David Wheldon Williams. "Overture," "A Man You Can Set Your Watch By," "It's a Woman," "Lambert's Quandry / Lilas," "The Right Time, the Right Place," "Surprise," "Charming," "All of My Life," "What Can You Do with a Nude?," "Love Finds the Lonely," "Tell Her," "Young with Him / I Thought I Knew You," "Lilas / What Happened to Paris," "Too Much to Forgive," "That's What I Need Tonight," "You Can Tell a Lady By Her Hat / This Utterly Ridiculous Affair / Gossip," "Not Tomorrow," "Thank You, No! / All of My Life (Reprise)." Album was produced by Norman Newell and recorded by RCA Records in November 1971. Digitally remastered from the studio master tapes. Limited to 500 copies only. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.

Ben Bagley's Contemporary Broadway Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Songs by Kander & Ebb, Jones and Schmidt, Jerry Herman, Bock & Harnick, and others. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Margaret Whiting, Anthony Perkins John Reardon, Fay De Witt, Kaye Ballard, Helen Gallagher, and more. Recording has been remastered, booklet errors corrected, with the cover art of Harvey Schmidt. At Kritzerland.com.

Hadestown OBCHadestown OBC
(on 2 CDs)
Score by Anaïs Mitchell. Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada, Amber Gray, Patrick Page, Andre De Shields, Jewelle Blackman, Kay Trinidad, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer. "Road to Hell," "Any Way the Wind Blows," "Come Home with Me," "Wedding Song," "Epic I," "Livin' it Up on Top," "All I've Ever Known ("In spite of herself...") [Intro]," "All I've Ever Known," "Way Down Hadestown," "A Gathering Storm," "Epic II," "Chant," "Hey, Little Songbird," "When the Chips are Down ("Songbird vs. rattlesnake...") [Intro]," "When the Chips are Down," "Gone, I'm Gone," "Wait for Me ("Hey, the big artiste...") [Intro]," "Wait for Me," "Why We Build the Wall," "Why We Build the Wall ("Behind closed doors...") [Outro]," "Our Lady of the Underground," "Way Down Hadestown (Reprise)," "Flowers," "Come Home with Me (Reprise)," "Papers (Intro)," "Papers (Instrumental)," "Nothing Changes," "If it's True," "How Long?," "Chant (Reprise)," "Epic III," "Epic III (Intro) [Instrumental]," "Promises," "Word to the Wise," "His Kiss, the Riot," "Wait for Me ("If you wanna walk out of hell...") [Intro] [Reprise]," "Wait for Me (Reprise)," "Doubt Comes In," "Road to Hell (Reprise)," "We Raise our Cups." Includes 64-page booklet, including full libretto and production photos. Released previously on mp3 and at iTunes.

Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra: I Shouldn't Be Telling You This
(Decca - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes/vinyl)
Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra (members?), Sharon Van Etten, Inara George, Fiona Apple, Anna Calvi, and Gina Saputo. "Let's Face The Music and Dance," "The Sidewinder / The Beat Goes On," "Driftin'," "The Thrill Is Gone / Django," "The Kicker," "Don't Worry 'Bout Me," "The Cat," "Four on Six / Broken English," "If I Knew Then," "Make Someone Happy," "Little Man, You've Had A Busy Day." Follow-up to Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra 2018 debut album "The Capitol Sessions."

Juliano Rossi: The Last White Christmas
(Künstlerhafen - new digital album)
German jazz singer holiday album with Rebekka Bakken and Les Brünettes. "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "When I'm Thinking of Christmas," "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle," "Baby, It's Cold Outside," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Heaven on Earth (Himmel På Jord)," "The Last White Christmas," "I Love the Winter Weather," "Mele Kalikimaka," "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "The Christmas Song." CD format available at Amazon UK.

Book of Mormon Fourth WallParker, Lopez and Stone's The Book of Mormon (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
Part of Routledge's ongoing series. By Brian Granger. Examines where the musical The Book of Mormon succeeds and fails, challenging our understanding of musical comedy and our appreciation for this cultural landmark in theatre. 80 pages.

Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology of American Standards - Volume 7: Baritone/Bass
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Richard Walters, editor. Songs from The Band's Visit, Big Fish, The Bridges of Madison County, Cabaret: Why Should I Wake Up?, Catch Me If You Can, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, A Man of No Importance, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Pretty Woman: The Musical, The Prom, Road Show, Rocky, Something Rotten!, Tootsie, Tuck Everlasting, and more. Does not have the melody in the piano accompaniment, which gives the singer more vocal freedom. Keys have been carefully chosen for each voice type. Each volume also includes a historical note about each song, often citing recording artists who became associated with a song. See link for complete song list. Also available in a baritone version with access to online piano accompaniments for download or streaming. 256 pages.

Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology of American Standards - Volume 7: Mezzo-Soprano/Belter
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Richard Walters, editor. Vocal collection. Songs from The Band's Visit, The Book of Mormon, Come from Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Hamilton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Pretty Woman: The Musical, The Prom, Tootsie, and more. Does not have the melody in the piano accompaniment, which gives the singer more vocal freedom. Keys have been carefully chosen for each voice type. Each volume also includes a historical note about each song, often citing recording artists who became associated with a song. See link for complete song list. Also available in a version with access to online piano accompaniments for download or streaming. 256 pages.

Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology of American Standards - Volume 7: Soprano
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Richard Walters, editor. Vocal collection. Songs from Amazing Grace, Amelie, the Bridges of Madison County, Darling, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, In the Heights, Johnny Guitar, Matilda the Musical, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, the Prom, School of Rock, and more. Does not have the melody in the piano accompaniment, which gives the singer more vocal freedom. Keys have been carefully chosen for each voice type. Each volume also includes a historical note about each song, often citing recording artists who became associated with a song. See link for complete song list. Also available in a version with access to online piano accompaniments for download or streaming. 256 pages.

Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology of American Standards - Volume 7: Tenor
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Richard Walters, editor. Vocal collection. Songs from Amelie, The Band's Visit, Be More Chill, The Book of Mormon, Dear Evan Hansen, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Hamilton, Kinky Boots, The Mad Ones, Something Rotten!, Tootsie, and more. Does not have the melody in the piano accompaniment, which gives the singer more vocal freedom. Keys have been carefully chosen for each voice type. Each volume also includes a historical note about each song, often citing recording artists who became associated with a song. See link for complete song list. Also available in a version with access to online piano accompaniments for download or streaming. 272 pages.


November 5, 2019

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Behind the ScenesHarry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production
(Arthur A. Levine Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Harry Potter Theatrical Productions and Jody Revenson. Official behind-the-scenes book of West End/Broadway/Melbourne Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. From the earliest phases of development with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, to the crafting of the eighth Harry Potter story with J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany, and playwright Jack Thorne, to the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors together to bring this new part of Harry Potter's story to life. With photographs, interviews, and never-before-seen sketches, notes, candid backstage photos, and more. 224 pages.

How Does the Show Frozen EditionHow Does the Show Go On: An Introduction to the Theater
(Disney Editions - Hardcover Book)
The Frozen edition, Third in series of souvenir books. By Thomas Shumacher with Jeff Kurtti. Featuring "Augmented Reality Experiences." Detailed explanations, illustrations, and trivia ... offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of the theater from the box office to backstage, and beyond. Grade level 5-9. 144 pages.

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

Listening for AmericaListening for America: Inside the Great American Songbook from Gershwin to Sondheim
(Liveright - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Rob Kapilow (NPR's "What Makes It Great?"). Brings many favorite classics to life through the songs and stories of eight of the twentieth century's most treasured American composers (Kern, Porter, Gershwin, Arlen, Berlin, Rodgers, Bernstein, and Sondheim). Celebrates what makes the melodies so unforgettable, and delves deeply into how issues of race, immigration, sexuality, and appropriation intertwine in masterpieces like Show Boat and West Side Story. 100 music examples. 448 pages.

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


November 8, 2019

Hayden Tee: Face To Face
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
New Zealand theatre singer-actor's first album dedicated to musical theatre. "Stars," "I Don't Care Much / So What," "Lily's Eyes" (With John Owen-Jones), "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "'Til I Hear You Sing," "It All Fades Away," "Molasses to Rum," "The Smell of Rebellion," "How Glory Goes." Arrangements by Nigel Ubrihien. Accompanied by a symphony orchestra. Currently at BroadwayRecords.com.

Leslie Odom, Jr.: Mr
(S-Curve Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
New album from stage/screen actor/singer Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton, Harriet). "Stronger Magic," "Standards," "Go Crazy," "u r my everything," "Under Pressure," "Cold," "Lose It," "Eva's Song (A Psalm Of Life)," "Foggy," "Entr'Acte (The Joyful Messenger)," "Hummingbird," "Remember Black," "Freedom." Single from the album to be released September 13, will album released date of November 2019.

Melissa Errico: Legrand Affair - The Songs of Michel Legrand Deluxe Edition
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
2011 album with additional tracks. "I Was Born in Love with You," "The Summer Knows," "His Eyes, Her Eyes," "The Windmills of Your Mind," "I Will Wait for You," "In Another Life," "Martina," "Dis moi," "You Must Believe in Spring," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?," "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?," "Something New in My Life," "Maybe Someone Dreamed Us," "Once Upon a Summertime," "Celui-la," "I Haven't Thought of This in Quite A While," "Pieces of Dreams/Little Boy Lost," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (Guitar Duo)," "The Way He Makes Me Feel," "Hurry Home." Demos: "Something New in My Life," "Maybe Someone Dreamed Us," "The Summer Knows," "Once Upon a Summertime," "The Windmills of Your Mind," "Dis moi," "Michel at Work."

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together
(Decca - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
"The Greatest Show," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Circle Of Life" (with Shaun Escoffrey), "Come Fly With Me," "Queen Medley," "My Way," "Something Inside So Strong," "I Will Always Believe," "Let It Be Me," "Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart," "Army," "Brothers in Arms."

A Musical About Star Wars
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording. Created by Tom D'Angora. Original score by Billy Recce. Subtitled or, Why Star Wars is the Greatest Thing to Ever in the History of the Galaxy, Much, Much Better than Star Trek. Cast includes Taylor Crousore, Scott Richard Foster, and Emily McNamara. The new musical played at Theatre Row in 2019. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.


November 12, 2019

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Live Musicals Collection
(Universal - on 4 DVD Discs)
Disc 1: Cats (1999) with Elaine Paige and Sir John Mills, remastered with full digital, 70-piece orchestra; with The Making of Cats. Disc 2: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Go, Go, Go Joseph: The Making of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat plus Production Notes, The History of Joseph, The Enduring Appeal of Joseph, Cast and Filmmakers, Recommendations. Disc 3: Love Never Dies, with The Making of Love Never Dies. Disc 4: Jesus Christ Superstar Live Arena Tour, with An Introduction by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Behind the Scenes.

A Is for AudraA is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z
(Doubleday - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By John Robert Allman. Illustrated by Peter Emmerich. "Start with 'A' for six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, then sing and dance your way through the alphabet with beloved entertainers like Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Lea Salonga, and Liza Minnelli"


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.


November 15, 2019

Beau
(Sony - new on CD)
World premiere recording of Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar's new musical. Jenn Colella, Mykal Kilgore, Aisha Jackson, Saint Aubyn, Charity Angél Dawson, Gerard Canoninco, Ben Roseberry, John Krause, Max Sangerman, Jeb Brown, Matt Rodin, Katie Thompson, Olivia Griffin, Marlene Ginader, Amelia Cormack, and Jeremy Sevelovitz. "Pop Pop Beau," "So Better," "Comin' Home," "Shut Up," "It Couldn't Be," "By Your Side," "Crush," "Disappear," "Thursday In July," "Runnin'" (available now), "By Your Side (Reprise)," "Encore." To be released digitally 10/25/19.

Frozen 2
(Disney - new on CD/on mp3)
Soundtrack for 2019 animated film. New songs by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Evan Rachel Wood, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff, Panic! At The Disco, Kacey Musgraves Weezer. "All is Found," "Some Things Never Change," "Into the Unknown," "When I Am Older," "Reindeer(s) are Better than People (Cont.)," "Lost in the Woods," "Show Yourself," "The Next Right Thing," "Into the Unknown(end credits)," "All is Found (end credits)," "Lost in the Woods (end credits)."

It's Always Loud in the BalconyIt's Always Loud in the Balcony: A Life in Black Theater, from Harlem to Hollywood and Back
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Memoir by Richard Wesley, an essential part of the Black Theater Movement of the 1960s. From his debut in The Black Terror at the Public Theater in 1971, through Hollywood and his influence on current black theater. 256 pages.

Transparent Musicale Finale Original Soundtrack
(Decca Gold - new on CD)
Zach Barack, Alexandra Billings, Jay Duplass, Sophie Giannamore, Hannah Glazer, Alexandra Grey, Kathryn Hahn, Gaby Hoffmann, Richard Kind, Jo Lampert, Jari Jones, Amy Landecker, Erik Liberman, Judith Light, Lesli Margherita, Shakina Nayfack, Theo Tiedemann. "Sepulveda Boulevard," "Come Through Shelly," "Goddamn House," "Where Have You Been?," "Sit In It," "Your Boundary Is My Trigger," "Father's House," "Let Her Be Okay," "Where Have You Been? (Reprise)," "Your Shoes," "Crazy People," "Joyocaust." Vinyl version to be released 11/22/19. Released previously on mp3 and at iTunes.


November 18, 2019

& Juliet
(Atlantic Records UK - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original London cast recording of score by Max Martin. "...'what if' Juliet hadn't killed herself at the end of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?" Premiered at Manchester Opera House prior to a November 2019 opening in the West End. Miriam-Teak Lee, Cassidy Janson, Oliver Tompsett, Arun Blair-Mangat, Melanie La Barrie, Jordan Luke Gage, and Tim Mahendran. "Larger Than Life," "I Want It That Way," "...Baby One More Time," "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely," "Domino," "Show Me Love," "Blow," "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," "Overprotected," "Confident," "Teenage Dream / Break Free," "Oops!...I Did It Again," "I Kissed A Girl," "It's My Life," "Love Me Like You Do," "Since U Been Gone," "Whataya Want from Me," "One More Try," "Problem / Can't Feel My Face," "That's the Way It Is," "Everybody," "As Long as You Love Me," "It's Gonna Be Me," "Shape of My Heart," "Stronger," "Fuckin' Perfect [Explicit]," "Roar," "I Want It That Way (Reprise)," "Can't Stop The Feeling!," "One More Try." CD to be released 11/29/19.

Ben Bagley's Shoestring Revue
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Remastered Music by David Baker, Arthur Siegel, Charles Strouse, Ken Welch, Alec Wilder, and others. Lyrics by Lee Adams, June Carroll, Norman Gimbel, Ronny Graham, Sheldon Harnick, Bud McCreery, Mike Stewart, and others. Cast includes Bea Arthur, Danny Carroll, Jane Connell, Dody Goodman, and others. Limited release of 500 copies. To ship by the third week in November. At Kritzerland.com.

Ben Bagley's Kurt Weill Revisited Volume II
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Music by Kurt Weill. Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Bertolt Brecht, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Edward Heyman, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash. Cast includes Nancy Andrews, Ellen Burstyn, Nell Carter, Blossom Dearie, Tammy Grimes, Estelle Parsons, John Reardon, Arthur Siegel, and Jo Sullivan. Musical and vocal arrangements by Dennis Deal. Remastered. Limited release of 500 copies. To ship by the third week in November. At Kritzerland.com.


November 22, 2019

Beetlejuice OBC vinyl
(Ghostlight/Warner Bros. - new LP)
Score by Eddie Perfect. Music Supervision, orchestrations, and incidental music By Kris Kukul. Cast includes Alex Brightman, Sophia Anne Caruso, Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Kritzer, Jill Abramovitz, Kelvin Moon Loh, Danny Rutigliano, and Dana Steingold. Album produced by Matt Stine, Alex Timbers, Eddie Perfect, and Kurt Deutsch. "Prologue: Invisible," "The Whole 'Being Dead' Thing," "Ready Set, Not Yet," "The Whole 'Being Dead' Thing, Pt. 2," "Dead Mom," "Fright of Their Lives," "Ready Set (Reprise)," "No Reason," "Invisible (Reprise) / On the Roof," "Say My Name," "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) [Act 1 Finale]," "Girl Scout," "That Beautiful Sound," "Barbara 2.0," "What I Know Now," "Home," "Creepy Old Guy," "Jump in the Line." Recording dates May 5, 6 and 13, 2019. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes

Luke Evans At Last
(BMG - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Welsh West End (Taboo, Rent, Miss Saigon Avenue Q) and film actor Luke Evans solo album. "Love Is a Battlefield," "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "If I Could Turn Back Time," "Changing," "With or Without You," "I'm Kissing You," "Show Me Heaven," "At Last," "Always Remember Us This Way," "Say You Love Me," "Faith's Song," "Bring Him Home."

A Vintage Broadway Christmas: Festive Showtunes and Yuletide Favorites Sung by Broadway Stars of Yesteryear
(Stage Door Records - 2-CD import set)
Festive showtunes and yuletide favorites as sung by Broadway's stars of the 1950s and '60s. Includes seasonal selections from the Broadway musicals Subways Are For Sleeping, Greenwillow, Irma La Douce, Song Of Norway, Call Me Mister and Babes In Toyland. Singers include Sydney Chaplin, Elaine Stritch, Mary Martin, Barbara Cook, Sally Ann Howes, Dorothy Collins, Leslie Uggams, Mimi Hines, Eartha Kitt, Pearl Bailey, Howard Morris, Joel Grey, John Raitt, Betty Garrett, Eddie Albert, and more. See link for complete track list.


November 25, 2019

The Letters of Cole Porter
(Yale Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Cliff Eisen and Dominic McHugh, editors. Extensive collection of letters (most of which are published here for the first time) dates from the first decade of the twentieth century to the early 1960s and features correspondence with stars such as Irving Berlin, Ethel Merman, and Orson Welles, as well as Porter's friends and lovers. Complemented by commentaries that draw together the loose threads of Porter’s life and highlight the distinctions between Porter’s public and private existence. 672 pages.


November 26, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Mlima's Tale
(TCG - new paperback book)
Play by Lynn Nottage. 96 pages.

School Girls or the African Mean Girls PlaySchool Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
Play by Jocelyn Bioh. MCC PlayLab Series 2017. 72 pages.

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


November 29, 2019

& Juliet
(Atlantic Records UK - new on CD)
Original London cast recording of score by Max Martin. "...'what if' Juliet hadn't killed herself at the end of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?" Premiered at Manchester Opera House prior to a November 2019 opening in the West End. Miriam-Teak Lee, Cassidy Janson, Oliver Tompsett, Arun Blair-Mangat, Melanie La Barrie, Jordan Luke Gage, and Tim Mahendran. "Larger Than Life," "I Want It That Way," "...Baby One More Time," "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely," "Domino," "Show Me Love," "Blow," "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," "Overprotected," "Confident," "Teenage Dream / Break Free," "Oops!...I Did It Again," "I Kissed A Girl," "It's My Life," "Love Me Like You Do," "Since U Been Gone," "Whataya Want from Me," "One More Try," "Problem / Can't Feel My Face," "That's the Way It Is," "Everybody," "As Long as You Love Me," "It's Gonna Be Me," "Shape of My Heart," "Stronger," "Fuckin' Perfect [Explicit]," "Roar," "I Want It That Way (Reprise)," "Can't Stop The Feeling!," "One More Try." Released 11/20/19 on mp3 and at iTunes.

Hadestown OBC vinyl
(2-LP vinyl box set)
Score by Anaïs Mitchell. Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada, Amber Gray, Patrick Page, Andre De Shields, Jewelle Blackman, Kay Trinidad, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer. Expected to include libretto and free download code.


December 10, 2019

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


December 12, 2019

Good Nights Out: A History of Popular British Theatre 1940–2015
(Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book)
By Aleks Sierz. A thematic survey of commercially successful London stage productions over the past 75 years... from R. F. Delderfield's Worm's Eye View and Hugh Hastings's Seagulls Over Sorrento, to The Mousetrap and The Phantom of the Opera. 240 pages.


December 13, 2019

John Barrowman Fabulous Christmas
(Decca UK - new import CD)



December 15, 2019

Show by Show 9thBroadway Musicals, Show by Show, 9th edition
(Applause - Paperback Book)
By Stanley Green and Cary Ginell. Newly updated edition (first published in 1985). Includes many of the most important and memorable productions of American musical theater, including revivals. Arranged chronologically, beginning with musicals from just after the Civil War. Trends in musical theater and capsule features on the most significant musicals of the day. This edition documents important musicals produced since the end of the 2012–2013 season through spring 2019. Features statistics and inside information, critical reception, cast lists, pithy commentary about each show, and numerous detailed indexes. 544 pages.

From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theater
(Roman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Carey Purcell. Traces the evolution of important artists and productions over several centuries, Caryl Churchill, Pam Gems, Wendy Wasserstein, Paula Vogel Lynn, Garry Hynes, Julie Taymor and others. Also examines diversity in contemporary feminist theatre-with discussions of such playwrights as Young Jean Lee and Lynn Nottage-and a look toward the future. 272 pages


December 16, 2019

Beyond Broadway: The Pleasure and Promise of Musical Theatre Across America
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book)
By Stacy Wolf. The author considers the widespread presence and persistence of musical theatre in U.S. culture, and examines it as a live, pleasurable, participatory experience of creating, watching, and listening. Why does local musical theatre flourish in America? Why do so many Americans passionately engage in a century-old artistic practice that requires intense, person-to-person collaboration? Why do audiences flock to see musicals in their hometowns? How do corporations like Disney and Music Theatre International enable musical theatre's energetic movement through American culture? From 200 interviews with practitioners and spectators, licensors and Disney creatives. 392 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.

FuturityFuturity
(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.


January 1, 2020

The Australian Musical: From the Beginning
(Allen & Unwin - Hardcover Book)
By Peter Pinne and Peter Wyllie Johnston. "... a definitive account of the history of musical theatre in Australia." 432 pages.


January 2, 2020

The First Oscar Hammerstein and New York's Golden Age of Theater and Music
(McFarland - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
by Adolph S. Tomars. Biography, from an unfinished manuscript by the son of one of his stage managers, recounts the spirited heyday of Hammerstein's daring and masterful productions, his often tempestuous relationships with both rivals and associates, and the birth of Broadway. 277 pages.


January 15, 2020

Broadway the American Musical Edition 3Broadway: The American Musical (updated)
(Applause - Paperback Book)
By Laurence Mason and Michael Kantor. Third edition of the comprehensive 2004 companion the PBS documentary series, now revised and updated with brand-new material on all the Broadway musicals through the 2018–2019 season. Foreword by Julie Andrews. 512 pages.


January 28, 2020

What the Constitution Means to Me (TCG Edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Broadway play by Heidi Schreck. 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist. 96 pages.


January 2020, exact date unknown

Mary Bridget Davies: Stay With Me - The Reimagined Songs of Jerry Ragovoy
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Mary Bridget Davis (A Night With Janis Joplin) tribute to American songwriter Jordan "Jerry" Ragovoy. Some previously unreleased Jerry Ragovoy songs including "The Right of Way" and "Master of Disguise," and new arrangements of classics such as "Stay With Me," :As Long as I Have You" and "Move Me No Mountain." Produced by TJ Armand. Jointly released by Broadway Records, 1650 Records, and LOML Records. Currently at BroadwayRecords.com.


February 11, 2020

Hundred Feet Tall
(Simon & Schuster for Young Readers - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Second children's book by Benjamin Scheuer (The Lion) with his wife Jemima Williams as illustrator. Scheuer says "Yes, there will be a song that goes with it." 40 pages.


March 5, 2020

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.


March 24, 2020

Hamilton the ExhibitionHamilton: Inside the Exhibition
(Melcher Media Inc. - Paperback Book)
By Emily Ludolph, with Hamilton scholars Joanne Freeman of Yale University and Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University. Foreword by Lin-Manuel Miranda. A richly illustrated and concise companion book to the Hamilton: The Exhibition traveling exhibit, now in Chicago, which is produced by Jeffrey Seller, with work by Korins, Alex Lacamoire, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Tells the story of Alexander Hamilton alongside period paintings, etchings, newspaper pages, and pamphlets as well as contemporary photographs from the original cast production and the exhibition galleries, which are designed to create immersive experiences. 112 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.


July 14, 2020

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


October 15, 2020

Phantom Behind the ScenesThe Phantom of the Opera: Behind the Scenes at the Palais Garnier
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
Foreword by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Official insight into the creation of The Phantom of the Opera and a look at the characters, stories, and places therein. Also includes elements from Love Never Dies, including photographs of sets, lyrics, costumes, and music. 192 pages.


January 1, 2021

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.


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)

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)
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;

Ironbound and Other Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Plays by Pulitzer Prize winner (for Cost of Living) Martyna Majok: queens, Ironbound, and Sanctuary City. 288 pages.

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

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.

The Michael Friedman Legacy Project
(Ghostlight Records - new album)
Three previously unrecorded shows by Michael Friedman: The Great Immensity, The Abominables, and This Beautiful City. Single track now available: "The Next Forever" from The Great Immensity, sung by Trey Lyford.

The New Yorkers
(Ghostlight Records - new album)
Based on the 2017 New York City Center Encores! production of Cole Porter musical. Music direction by Rob Berman. Cyrille Aimée, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks, and Ruth Williamson. Produced by Rob Berman and Lawrence Manchester. Recorded March 25-26.

Octet
(new recording)
Original cast recording of score by Dave Malloy and Annie Tippe. Now in a Kickstarter.com campaign (ends 7/19/19).

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).

Sea Wall/A Life
(Audible audiobook)
2019 Broadway plays by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne. Starring Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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

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