Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases
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Now Available (scroll down for upcoming releases):
Broadway: 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 20182019 season. Foreword by Julie Andrews. 512 pages.
Ingénue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland, and the Golden Age of Hollywood
(new digital album)
Original cast recording of the stage show featuring Canadian Melanie Gall on vocals, and Bennett Paster and Jim Whitney on piano and bass. "It's Foolish but It's Fun," "Something in the Wind," "I Love to Whistle," "Someone to Care for Me," "Spring Will Be a Little Late," "Can't Help Singing," "Say a Pray'r (For the Boys over There) (featuring Shelby Bond, Peter Fitzsimmonds & Carl Kennedy)," "The Turntable Song," "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," "Over the Rainbow," "Always," "Molly Malone." At CDBaby.com.
January 24, 2020
(Decca Broadway/Verve - new 2-LP vinyl album)
2019 Broadway revival cast recording. Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein score. Rebecca Naomi Jones, Damon Daunno, Patrick Vaill, Mary Testa, Ali Stroker, James Davis, Will Brill, Mallory Portnoy, Mitch Tebo, Anthony Cason, and Will Mann. "Opening Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin," "Laurey's Entrance," "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top," "Kansas City," "I Caint Say No," "Many A New Day," "Its A Scandal! Its A Outrage!," "People Will Say We're In Love," "Poor Jud Is Daid," "Lonely Room," "Out Of My Dreams," "Dream Ballet," "The Farmer And The Cowman," "All Er Nuthin'," "People Will Say We're In Love (Reprise)," "Oklahoma!." Produced by Dean Sharenow and Daniel Kluger. Released earlier on CD, on mp3 and at iTunes
Only Fools and Horses: The Musical
(Silva Screen Records - new on CD)
Score by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan; additional music by John Sullivan and Chas Hodges. Original West End cast (Theatre Royal Haymarket). "His Name is Derek Trotter," "Only Fools and Horses Hooky Street," "Not Now Grandad," "Not Now Grandad Reprise," "Thats What I Like," "Where Have All The Cockneys Gone," "The Girl," "Mange Tout," "Bit of a Sort," "Raining for Grandad," "Being A Villain," "Lovely Day," "Marriage & Love," "West End Wendy," "What Have I Let Myself In For," "Gaze Into My Ball," "Fool's Transition," "The Tadpole Song," "Holding Back The Years," "Margate This Time Next Year." Released digitally on mp3 and at iTunes on 12/13/19.
Tootsie OBC vinyl
(Decca Broadway - new vinyl 2-LP album)
Score by David Yazbek. Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, John Behlmann, Andy Grotelueschen, Julie Halston, Michael McGrath, and Reg Rogers. Andrea Grody and Dean Sharenow, musical supervisors. "Overture," "Opening Number," "Whaddaya Do," "What's Gonna Happen," "I Won't Let You Down," "I'm Alive," "There Was John," "I Like What She's Doing," "Who Are You," "What's Gonna Happen (Reprise)," "Unstoppable," "Entr'acte," "Jeff Sums It Up," "Gone, Gone, Gone," "Who Are You?," "This Thing," "Whaddaya Do (Reprise)," "The Most Important Night," "Talk To Me Dorothy," "Arrivederci!," "Michael's Reprise." Produced by Dean Sharenow and David Yazbek. Released earlier on CD, on mp3 and at iTunes earlier.
January 27, 2020
January 28, 2020
Ben Bagley's Arthur Schwartz Revisited
(Kritzerland - on CD)
Music by Arthur Schwartz Lyrics by Howard Dietz, Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, Frank Loesser, Al Stillman. Singers include Cab Calloway, Phyllis Diller, Gloria DeHaven, Blossom Dearie, and, on a bonus track, Ethel Merman and Jimmy Durante. Musical direction by Norman Paris. Remastered. Cover artwork by Harvey Schmidt. Limited release of 500 copies. To ship by the last week of January, 2020. At Kritzerland.com.
January 31, 2020
(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
An expanded release of the 1961 OBC recording of Kwamina, recorded after the show closed. Music and lyrics by Richard Adler. The cast includes Sally Ann Howes, Terry Carter, Brock Peters and Robert Guillaume. Also included: alternate takes from the album sessions and a special bonus recording of "Another Time, Another Place" by Sally Ann Howes, recorded in July 1962 for the public information broadcast "Stars For Defense"; and a bonus disc of cover recordings from Kwamina, including a never before released on CD studio cast recording, a jazz interpretation by the Billy Taylor Orchestra, and pop covers by Al Martino, The Kingston Trio and Gordon MacRae. Extensive liner notes by George Dansker. Part of Stage Door Records' series of Deluxe Edition Broadway Cast Recordings. Strictly limited to 500 units only. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.
February 1, 2020
Henrik Ibsen: Nine Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
(BBC - audiobook)
Adaptations of Ibsen's The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, Brand, and John Gabriel Borkman, A Doll's House (relocated to 1879 India in Tanika Gupta's dramatisation), Ghosts (adapted by Richard Eyre with the Almeida Theatre cast), Hedda Gabler, The Lady from the Sea, and An Enemy of the People. Casts include David Threlfall, Nicholas Farrell, Helen Baxendale, Indira Varma, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter.
February 4, 2020
My Name Is Lucy Barton
(Random House Audio - new Audible audiobook)
Original audiobook performance of the stage production of My Name is Lucy Barton, starring Laura Linney. Elizabeth Strout book adapted by Rona Munro. 90 minutes.
February 7, 2020
Kenneth Tynan Profiles (Kindle edition)
(Nick Hern Books - Kindle Edition)
Collection of English theatre critic and writer Kenneth Tynan's star-studded profiles, selected and edited by his widow and biographer, Kathleen Tynan, with a foreword by Simon Callow. First published in 1990.
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.
February 14, 2020
The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical second edition
(Rutgers Univ Press - Paperback Book)
Warren Hoffman's 2014, revised and updated. Revealing the racial politics, content, and subtexts that have haunted musicals for almost one hundred years from Show Boat to Hamilton. This revised edition includes a new introduction and conclusion, updated chapters, as well as a brand-new chapter that looks at the blockbuster musicals The Book of Mormon and Hamilton.
I Love My Wife: Backers' Audition
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
Score by Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart. Part of Harbinger Records' Broadway Backers Auditions series. Coleman and Stewart play the score and narrate the story. Also performing are Laurie Beechman and Austin Pendleton. The recording was made to send out to potential backers to entice them to invest in the show to open at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on April 17, 1977, running for 857 performances. Bonus tracks from the demo recordings of two other Cy Coleman shows, Atlantic City, with lyrics by Christopher Gore, and Home Again, with lyrics by Barbara Fried. "Introduction," Introduction to "We're Still Friends," "We're Still Friends," Introduction to "Monica," "Monica," Introduction to "A Mover's Life," "A Mover's Life," Introduction to "By Threes," "By Threes," Introduction to "Love Revolution," "Love Revolution," Introduction to "Someone Wonderful I Missed," "Someone Wonderful I Missed," Introduction to "Sexually Free," "Sexually Free," "Hey There, Good Times," Introduction to "Lovers on Christmas Eve," "Lovers on Christmas Eve," Introduction to "The Blessing," "The Blessing," Introduction to "Everybody Today Is Turning On," "Everybody Today Is Turning On," Introduction to "Married Couple," "Married Couple," Introduction to Reprises, "By Threes (reprise) / Someone Wonderful I Missed (reprise) / A Mover's Life (reprise) / Sexually Free (reprise) / Married Couple (reprise)," Introduction to "I Love My Wife," "I Love My Wife." Bonus Tracks: "When Jill Is Gone, "I Really Love You," "All for Love," "Wedding Song," "When It Comes to Loving." The 12-page booklet includes liner notes by Coleman biographer Andy Propst and photos from the original Broadway production. If you purchase this CD on Amazon, and send a copy of your purchase order with the subject line "Free ILMW Download" to email@example.com, you will receive a link to download the album ahead of the official release date.
February 15, 2020
Humana Festival 2018: The Complete Plays
(Limelight Editions - Paperback Book)
Amy Wegener and Jenni Page-White, editors. All six scripts from the 42nd annual cycle of world premieres at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville: Do You Feel Anger? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg, Evocation to Visible Appearance by Mark Schultz, we, the invisibles by Susan Soon He Stanton, Marginal Loss by Deborah Stein, God Said This by Leah Nanako Winkler, and You Across from Me, a collaboratively written play by four writersJaclyn Backhaus, Dipika Guha, Brian Otaño, and Jason Gray Platt.
February 18, 2020
Gone with the Wind 1972 OLC
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Score by Harold Rome. June Ritchie as Scarlett O'Hara and Harve Presnell as Rhett Butler. mastered from the original album masters housed at EMI in the UK. Limited release of 300 copies. Will ship by the third week of February. At Kritzerland.com.
Promises, Promises 1969 OLC
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Score by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Starring Anthony Roberts, Betty Buckley, and Jack Kruschen. Mastered from the two-track album masters, which were in pristine condition. Songs put back into show order. Limited release of 300 copies. Will ship by the third week of February. At Kritzerland.com.
March 1, 2020
M is for MAMA (and also Merlot): A Modern Mom's ABCs
(Peter Pauper Press - Hardcover Book)
By Laura Benanti. Illustrated by Helene Weston. A board book for moms. This irreverent board book provides laughter, reassurance, confidence, honesty, and perhaps even a moment of relaxation for expectant, new, and not-so-new moms. 28 pages.
March 2, 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 3, 2020
Sondheim: Lyrics (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series)
(Everyman's Library - Hardcover Book)
Editors Peter Gethers and Russell Perreault. selection of the most memorable and beloved lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. Includes a selection of lyrics from across his career, drawn from shows including West Side Story, Gypsy, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and more. From the introduction by Peter Gethers: "Working with Stephen was a pleasure and an education. The process was largely my asking questions that he usually answered, my making comments that he usually told me were wrong, and my arguing that he was too hard on his own lyrics and that his self criticisms werent correct, arguments I won on a few occasions." 224 pages.
March 5, 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.
March 6, 2020
Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Directed and conceived by Gerard Alessandrini. 2019 York Theatre cast: Benjamin Eakeley, Jovan E'Sean, Alex Getlin, Justin Keyes, and Mamie Parris. Album produced by Bart Migal with musical direction by Greg Jarrett. Orchestrations for the album by Doug Besterman for an eight-piece band. Recorded December 23, 2019.
Disney Dreamin' with Matthew Morrison
(Walt Disney Records - new on CD)
Singer-actor Matthew Morrison sings classic Disney songs. "Friend Like Me," "Go the Distance" (available now), "You've Got a Friend in Me," "A Whole New World," "When I See an Elephant Fly," "The Second Star to the Right," "A Dream Is a Wish a Heart Makes," "You'll Be in My Heart," "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah / The Bare Necessities."
March 10, 2020
(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.
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.
March 15, 2020
The Thanksgiving Play / What Would Crazy Horse Do?
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Plays by Larissa FastHorse. 160 pages.
March 16, 2020
Dancing Man: A Broadway Choreographer's Journey
(Univ Press of Mississippi - Hardcover Book)
By Bob Avian, with Tom Santopietro. Bob Avian's life story, a memoir in three acts. Act I reveals the origins of one of Broadway's legendary choreographers who appeared onstage with stars like Barbra Streisand and Mary Martin all before he was thirty. Act II includes teaching Katharine Hepburn how to sing and dance in Coco and working with Stephen Sondheim and Michael Bennett while helping to choreograph the original productions of Company and Follies. During this time, Avian won a Tony Award as the cochoreographer of A Chorus Line and produced Dreamgirls. In Act III, Avian choreographed Julie Andrews's return to the New York stage, devised all of the musical staging for Miss Saigon and Sunset Boulevard, and directed A Chorus Line on Broadway. He worked with the biggest names on Broadway, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Carol Burnett, Jennifer Holliday, Patti LuPone, Elaine Stritch, and Glenn Close. Candid, witty, sometimes shocking, and always entertaining, here is the ultimate up-close and personal insider's view from a front row seat ... of Broadway musicals of the past fifty years. 240 pages.
March 17, 2020
You Will Be Found
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Illustrated edition of the "You Will Be Found" (Dear Evan Hansen) for anyone on the edge of a new chapter in life. 64 pages.
March 20, 2020
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.
March 23, 2020
Staging Sex: Best Practices, Tools, and Techniques for Theatrical Intimacy
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By intimacy choreographer and movement specialist Chelsea Pace. Takes theatre practitioners step-by-step through the best practices, tools, and techniques for crafting effective theatrical intimacy.
March 24, 2020
March 31, 2020
(Rizzoli Universe - Hardcover Book)
The first authorized photographic tribute to American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland. Unique and evocative artful color photographs by photographer Gregg Delman. Foreword by Misty Copeland. 144 pages.
(Criterion Collection - new on Blu-ray/DVD)
1936 film based on the musical. Score by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. Book by Hammerstein. Directed by James Whale. New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the blu-ray. Audio commentary from 1989 featuring Miles Kreuger; new interview with James Whale biographer James Curtis; Recognizing Race in "Show Boat," a new interview program featuring professor and author Shana L. Redmond; Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist (1979), an Academy Awardwinning short documentary by Saul J. Turell, newly restored; two performances from the sound prologue of the 1929 film version of Show Boat, plus twenty minutes of silent excerpts from the film, with audio commentary by Kreuger; two radio adaptations of Show Boat, featuring stage and screen cast members Allan Jones, Helen Morgan, Charles Winninger, plus actor Orson Welles and novelist Edna Ferber; essay by critic Gary Giddins.
April 1, 2020
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.
April 7, 2020
Hamilton: Portraits of the Revolution: Photographs from "The Room Where it Happened"
(Rizzoli - Hardcover Book)
By Josh Lehrer. Introduction by Thomas Kail. Foreword by Lin Manuel-Miranda. Photographer Josh Lehrer's up-close-and-personal document of the evolution, and revolution, that is Hamilton: An American Musical. More than 100 portraits of the original cast, along with personal commentary by the cast about Hamilton, their experiences, and the show's impact on them and the world. Contributions by creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and director Thomas Kail, as well as a curated collection of ephemera and original writings from the historical figures who served as the inspiration for their stage characters. 208 pages.
Sing and Shout: The Mighty Voice of Paul Robeson
(Calkins Creek - Hardcover Book)
By Susan Goldman Rubin. Comprehensive biography explores the tumultuous and passionate life of activist, singer, and actor Paul Robeson. Includes an author's note, resources, source notes, index, and a preface by author Harry Belafonte. 288 pages.
April 21, 2020
April 28, 2020
May 1, 2020
May 15, 2020
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 3
(UMe - new on CD/vinyl)
From the Amazon series. Performers: Darius de Haas (as Shy Baldwin), Blossom Dearie, Julie London & Gregory Porter, Sons Of The Pioneers, Louis Prima, Pedrito Martinez, Peggy Lee, Gene Kelly & Debbie Reynolds & Donald O'Connor, Helen Merrill, Kay Starr, The Silver Belles, Doris Day & Paul Weston & His Music from Hollywood, Nina Simone. "One Less Angel," "Manhattan," "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)," "The Everlasting Hills of Oklahoma," "Pennies From Heaven (Remastered)," "Loco Amor," "Till There Was You (Remastered)," "Good Morning," "Anything Goes," "On a Slow Boat to China," "Bottle of Pop," "Dream a Little Dream of Me," "Feeling Good," "Love Is Here to Stay," "No One Has to Know." Digital version released 12/13/19 on mp3 and at iTunes.
July 14, 2020
July 31, 2020
It Happened in Key West
( - new on CD)
Jill Santoriello score. Concept recording.
October 15, 2020
The 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.
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.
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. Kindle Edition released November 2019.
Book of comedic essays by Laura Benanti
(St. Martin's Press - new book)
Release date unknown.
Broadway Bounty Hunter
(Ghostlight Records - new album)
Original cast album of score by Joe Iconis. Cast includes Annie Golden, Alan H. Green, Brad Oscar, Emily Borromeo, Shiro Jin; Badia Farha, Jasmine Forsberg, Omar Garibay, Jared Joseph, Christina Sajous. Album Joe Iconis and Charlie Rosen, and co-produced by Geoffrey Ko and Ian Kagey, with Jennifer Ashley Tepper serving as executive producer. To be released later this season.
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
Cynthia Erivo studio album
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;
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.
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
2019 Broadway plays by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne. Starring Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Playwright Sarah Ruhl's pen memoir about life with Bell's Palsy.
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of Jeanine Tesori/David Henry Hwang score. Billy Bustamante, Jon Hoche, Kendyl Ito, Francis Jue, Austin Ku, Raymond J. Lee, Alyse Alan Louis, Jaygee Macapugay, Daniel May, Paul HeeSang Miller, Kristen Faith Oei, Geena Quintos, Conrad Ricamora, Trevor Salter, Kyra Smith, Emily Stillings, Emily Trumble, John Yi. Spring 2020.