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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Updated 10/3/23

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Backstage: Portraits of Actors at Work in the Theatre
(Lannoo Publishers - Hardcover Book)
Series of photographs by Simon Annand behind the scenes in London theaters, capturing actors before they go on stage. Foreword by Cate Blanchett. 256 pages.

Climb Way Up
(new digital album)
Original cast recording of score by Graham Lappin. Graham Lappin, Anna Stolli, Alex Cosgriff, and Sarah Pearson. Arrangements and musical direction by Tom Piezcora. Piezcora on piano, Rachel Newbold on cello, Emily MacArthur on reeds, and Edgar Langley on guitar. The song cycle was produced at Hope Mill Theatre in the U.K. Released 10/1/23.

Garland - That's Beyond Entertainment - Reflections on Judy Garland Volume 1
(BearManor Media - new Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
By Lawrence Schulman. Foreword by John H. Haley. Afterword by James Fisher. Part of two-volume set. Detailed, illustrated study that covers Schulman's writings on Garland between 1993 and 2023 that concentrate on her recordings. Utilizes published articles, reviews, liner notes, interviews, program notes, talks, and prefaces. Includes all the facts but does not exclude amusing anecdotes and unsettling stories that shed light on this complicated artist. 294 pages. Released 7/10/23.

Garland - That's Beyond Entertainment - Reflections on Judy Garland Volume 2
(Bear Manor Media - new Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
By Lawrence Schulman. Foreword by John H. Haley. Volume 2 of set See previous description. 250 pages. Released 7/7/23.

J Is for Judy: Classic Hollywood's Leading Ladies from A to Z
(Doubleday Books for Young Readers - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By John Robert Allman. Illustrations by Peter Emmerich. From Audrey Hepburn to Zsa Zsa Gabor, a star-studded alphabet book featuring the greatest ladies of the classic era of American movies (from the creators of "A Is for Audra and B Is for Broadway"). Hollywood history, spellbinding scenes, captivating costumes, and sparkling sets. Reading age 3 - 7 years. 48 pages.

Lucie Arnaz: Live at the Purple Room
(new album on CD/digital)
Lucie Arnaz recorded live at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Songs include "Opening: There's No Business Like Show Business / Got a Lot of Livin' to Do)," "Out of My Dreams," "Poor Everybody Else," "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun: Annie-Jones Beach," "I Got Lost in His Arms," "They're Playing My Song," "I Still Believe in Love," "Who's the Man," "Loose Ends," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Wherever He Ain't," "What Was a Woman to Do," "He Just Happened to Me," "No Time at All," "There's No Business Like Show Business" (Bows). Also includes patter tracks. Accompanied by Ron Abel. Released 7/17/23.

Norbert Leo Butz: King of Hearts
(new EP)
"King of Hearts," "Mission Bell," "Natalie," "Nine 2 Five," "I Stayed Up All Night with You." Released 9/28/23.

Patrick Stewart - Making It So: A Memoir
(Gallery Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audio CD)
Sir Patrick Stewart memoir. From his humble beginnings in Yorkshire, England, to the heights of Hollywood and worldwide acclaim. Audio version read by the author. 480 pages.

(new digital album)
Recording of original acoustic musical written and performed by Florencia Iriondo. Currently being presented at SoHo Playhouse. Released 9/26/23.

October 5, 2023

Reviewing the Situation: the British Musical from Noël Coward to Lionel Bart
(Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By John Snelson. Traces what made shows like Oliver!, Me and My Girl, The Dancing Years, Bless the Bride and Expresso Bongo successes in the West End and how their qualities define a uniquely British interpretation of the genre. Detailed case studies, such as The Boy Friend and Bitter Sweet. 208 pages.

Seriously Mad: Mental Distress and the Broadway Musical
(Univ of Michigan Press - Hardcover Book/Paperback)
By Aleksei Grinenko. An account of stage musicals' engagement with historically significant theories about mental distress, illness, disability, and human variance in the United States. Shows how theater dramatized serious medical conditions and social problems. Among the many Broadway productions discussed are Next to Normal, A Strange Loop, Sweeney Todd, Man of La Mancha, Dear World, Anyone Can Whistle, Gypsy, Oklahoma!, and Lady in the Dark. 280 pages.

October 6, 2023

Audrey Silver: Oklahoma
(Messy House Records - new album)
New from jazz vocalist/flautist Audrey Silver. Songs by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Arrangements by Bruce Barth. Liner notes by WIll Friedwald. "Oklahoma," "Many a New Day," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "I Cain't Say No,""The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "Out of My Dreams," "People Will Say We're in Love," "Kansas City," "Boys and Girls Like You and Me."

Judy Garland: The Two-A-Day Is Back In Town, Closing Night at the Palace, February 24, 1952
(JSP - new on CD)
Produced by John Stedman. Remastered by John H. Haley. New liner notes by Lawrence Schulman and eyewitness account by singer-pianist Charlie Cochran. Based on a new transfer and restoration of original acetate transcription discs and other sources. "After You've Gone" (Hugh Martin, piano) Unknown other night, "Over the Rainbow" (concluding instrumental), "Auld Lang Syne" (audience), Judy introduces Lauritz Melchior, "Liza" (Hugh Martin, piano), "Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow" (Hugh Martin, piano), "Love" (Hugh Martin, piano), "Over the Rainbow" (instrumental), "Over the Rainbow," "The Trolley Song" (instrumental), "A Couple of Swells" (Judy & Jack McClendon), "What Next? What'll She Do Now?" (Judy's Boyfriends), "Get Happy" (Judy & her Boyfriends), "This is Our Spot" (Judy's Boyfriends), Introduction of Hugh Martin; Judy's Olio, "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody," "Judy at the Palace Medley," "Call the Press/On the Town" (Judy & her Boyfriends), "Chorus introduction" (Judy's Boyfriends), "Overture" (first release)."

October 10, 2023

C'mon, Get Happy: The Making of Summer Stock
(Univ Press of Mississippi - Hardcover Book)
By David Fantle and Tom Johnson. Foreword by Savion Glover. A comprehensive study of this 1950 motion picture, from start to finish and after its release. The authors discuss in detail the contributions of the cast (which included Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Bracken, Phil Silvers, and Marjorie Main), the director (Charles Walters), the producer (Joe Pasternak), the script writers (George Wells and Sy Gomberg), the songwriters (which included Harry Warren and Mack Gordon), and top MGM executives (Louis B. Mayer and Dore Schary). Features extensive interviews, conducted by the authors, with Kelly, Walters, Warren, and others, who shared their recollections of making the movie. Additional special section called "Taking Stock" that buttonholes numerous contemporary dancers, singers, choreographers, musicians, and even Garland impersonators for their take on Summer Stock, its stars, and any enduring legacy they think the film might have. From Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ben Vereen, and Tommy Tune to Garland's and Kelly's daughters, Lorna Luft and Kerry Kelly Novick, respectively, they offer their unique perspective on the film and its stars. 304 pages.

October 12, 2023

Michael Ball: Different Aspects, A Memoir
(Blink Publishing - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Michael Ball takes the reader backstage inside the making of a West End hit, while diving back into memories to explore that moment in his twenties when the world was at his feet and his life changed beyond recognition. 304 pages.

October 13, 2023

Sideways The Musical
(Lakeshore Records/Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of score by Anthony Leigh Adams and Rex Pickett. Devin Archer, Ruby Lewis, Ryan Quinn, Emily Goglia, James Byous, Juliette Goglia, Britton Sparkman and Rebecca Jade. "God of the Grape," "There Is Hope," "Hittin' the Road," "Cheap Champagne," "The Life of Wine," "Stomping the Grapes," "No Matter How Low We Go," "Alone," "Infidelity," "Drink a Memory," "New Day," "You're Not the One," "Locked and Loaded," "The Joke's on You," "Without a Man," "On the Ropes," "Drink a Memory / The Life of Wine," "Bacchanal." Digital version eleased 8/18/23.

October 17, 2023

Al Jolson: From Broadway to Hollywood
(Garret Mountain Records - new on CD/digital)

Thirty-five rare performances from producer Chip Deffaa's personal collection–including tracks never before released–by the legendary showman who was always billed as "the World's Greatest Entertainer." Audio restoration by Scott Gordon. Graphic design by Frank Dain.

Public/Private: My Life with Joe Papp at The Public Theater
(Applause - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Gail Merrifield. Memoir blending a behind-the-scenes history about New York City's Public Theater with an engrossing account of her life working alongside her husband, the Public's founder Joe Papp. 392 pages.

Right This Way: A History of the Audience
(Applause - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook/Audiobook on CD)
By Robert Viagas. Pop history of audiences through the ages. Walks us through the different types of audiences and the history of their changing behaviors, what science has to say about how our brains respond to what we experience, how technology will continue to shape audiences, and why, during COVID-19, people risked a deadly virus to be part of a crowd. Drawing on perspectives from critics, performers, scholars, and many others. Audiobook narrated by Timothy Frost. 256 pages.

October 20, 2023

Back to the Future: The Musical Deluxe Edition
(Masterworks Broadway - new on 2 CDs)
OLC recording of the score that includes new songs by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard alongside hit songs from the movie, plus bonus disc of 13 demos and early versions: "It's Only a Matter of Time," "Wherever We're Going" (Showcase Version), "Hello, Is Anybody Home?," "It Works," "Cake (And Eat It Too)," "It's What I Do," "Good at Being Bad," "Future Boy," "One Way Street," "Time Travel Is a Dangerous Thing," "Connections," "When You're Really Cool," "For the Dreamers." Cast includes Roger Bart and Olly Dobson, Hugh Coles, Rosanna Hyland, Cedric Neal, Aidan Cutler, and Courtney-Mae Briggs. Expanded booklet.

Chris Botti: Vol. 1
(Blue Note - new on CD/digital)
New renditions of "Danny Boy," "Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered," "Two for the Road," "Paris" (with John Splithof), "Blue in Green," "Someday My Prince Will Come," "Time On My Hands," "My Funny Valentine," "Fix You," "Old Folks." Features performances by violinist Joshua Bell, pianist Taylor Eigsti, guitarist Gilad Hekselman, and others. Produced by David Foster.

Keep Walkin': Singles, Demos & Rarities 1965-1978
(Light in the Attic - new on CD/Vinyl/digital/8-track Tape)
Exploring the lesser-known gems from Nancy Sinatra's catalog through B-sides, rare singles, covers, demos, and previously-unreleased recordings. "The City Never Sleeps at Night," "The Last of the Secret Agents," "My Baby Cried All Night Long," "Shades, in Our Time," "Love Eyes," "Rockin' Rock and Roll," "This Town," "Tony Rome," "100 Years," "See the Little Children," "Something Pretty" *, "Do I Hear a Waltz" *, "Drummer Man, Zodiac Blues," "Highway Song," "Are You Growing Tired of My Love," "Flowers in the Rain," "Glory Road," "Ain't No Sunshine," "Easy Evil," "Sugar Me," "Kinky Love," "Dolly and Hawkeye," "I Just Can't Help Believing" *. * = previously unreleased. Remastered by John Baldwin

October 24, 2023

Poster Child: The Psychedelic Art & Technicolor Life of David Edward Byrd
(Cameron Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By David Edward Byrd and Robert von Goeben. Foreword by Marc Myers. Afterword by Jolino Beserra. Graphic artist David Edward Byrd pioneered the iconic visual styles that have come to define rock 'n' roll graphics through his poster, concert, and album art designs. He also created the iconic imagery for many Broadway shows, including Follies, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Little Shop of Horrors, and more. 176 pages.

October 27, 2023

Evergreens : Celebrating Six Decades on Columbia Records
(Legacy Recordings - new on 2 CDs/Vinyl)
Celebrates Barbra Streisand's 60th anniversary as a Columbia Records artist. Features 22 songs hand selected by Barbra as some of her favorite pieces throughout her career (many are deep tracks). None have appeared on previous Streisand compilation albums before. Disc 1: "I'll Tell the Man in the Street," "Bewitched (Bothered and Bewildered)," "Absent Minded Me," "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Where or When," "Ma Première Chanson," "I Don't Know Where I Stand," "I Never Meant to Hurt You," "Letters That Cross in the Mail," "Answer Me," "Tomorrow," "Can't Help Lovin' That Man," "Two People," "Some Enchanted Evening," "I Believe," "Isn't It a Pity?," "Moon River," "Here's to Life," "The Windmills of Your Mind," "Who Can I Turn to (When Nobody Needs Me) - Barbra Streisand with Anthony Newley," "Lady Liberty," "Evergreen (Love Theme from "A Star Is Born")." Disc: 2: "Two People," "Some Enchanted Evening," "I Believe (Previously Unreleased)," "Isn't It a Pity?," "Moon River," "Here's to Life (Orchestra Version)," "The Windmills of Your Mind," "Who Can I Turn to (When Nobody Needs Me) with Anthony Newley," "Lady Liberty," "Evergreen (Love Theme from a Star Is Born)" (2023).

Guys and Dolls
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
2023 London cast recording of score by Frank Loesser. Cast includes Daniel Mays, Cedric Neal, Andrew Richardson, Celinde Schoenmaker, and Marisha Wallace. Produced by Michael J. Moritz Jr., Charlie Rosen and Tom Brady, and co-produced by Van Dean and Emily Loesser. Executive produced by Accidental Jacket, Matt Britten and Andrew Paradis. Digital released 9/29/23.

Robert Bannon: Rewind
(new album)
Recorded at Green Room 42. To include "Every Single Day" from Harmony, a "Mega Manilow Medley," "Once Before I Go," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," and "What You Own."

Yentl: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
(Legacy Recordings - new on CD/digital)
Soundtrack songs by Michel Legrand (music) and Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman (lyrics). Disc 1 features the original Yentl soundtrack; and Disc 2 features 15 additional tracks: demos Barbra recorded in her living room on a stereo cassette deck to get the movie made, while also providing her narration. Demo recordings feature Barbra accompanied only by Michel Legrand on piano.

November 2, 2023

Beyond Ridiculous: Making Gay Theatre with Charles Busch in 1980s New York
(Univ of Iowa Press - Paperback Book)
By Kenneth Elliott. Tells the story of Theatre-in-Limbo, a downtown band of actors formed in 1984 by director Kenneth Elliott and playwright and drag legend Charles Busch. Elliott narrates the company's Cinderella tale of fun, heartbreak, and dishy drama. 226 pages.

November 3, 2023

Stephanie J. Block: Merry Christmas, Darling
(Club44 Records - new album)
Featuring both secular and sacred seasonal classics, including a new song written for her by Club44 co-founder Wayne Haun and David Zippel, a duet with her husband Sebastian Arcelus, and a duet with their daughter Vivienne Arcelus. The album is produced by Wayne Haun and Stephanie J. Block, with Joel Lindsey and Sharon Terrell serving as executive producers.

November 7, 2023

My Name Is Barbra
(Viking - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
Barbra Streisand's memoir detailing her life from growing up in Brooklyn to the early days of her career, including her breakout performance in the musical and film versions of Funny Girl, and the years after. Audiobook narrated by the author. 992 pages.

Purple Rising: Celebrating 40 Years of the Magic, Power, and Artistry of The Color Purple
(Atria Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook/Audiobook on CD)
By Lise Funderburg. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece "The Color Purple," as well as the acclaimed 1985 film from Steven Spielberg, the Tony-winning Broadway musical, and the all-new film adaptation. An exploration of the novel’s enduring legacy, featuring contributions from Alice Walker, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Colman Domingo, Fantasia Barrino, Danny Glover, and more. Oral histories and fresh anecdotes based on more than fifty original interviews, as well as vibrant, never-before-seen images. Oral histories and fresh anecdotes based on more than fifty original interviews, as well as vibrant, never-before-seen images.

November 16, 2023

Conversations in Color: Exploring North American Musical Theatre
(Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition
By Sean Mayes. Unveils the untold stories and perspectives of artists of color shaping the stage today, through interviews drawn from Broadway and regional productions, including André De Shields, Alex Lacamoire, Baayork Lee, and many more. 168 pages.

November 21, 2023

Fifty Key Theatre Designers
(Routledge - Hardcover Book/Paperback)
By Arnold Aronson. Looks at the history of theatrical scenography by examining the work and contributions of fifty set, costume, lighting, and projection designers since the Renaissance ... including opera, dance, Broadway and West End commercial theatre, avant-garde performance, and even Olympic spectacles. Each chapter features one designer, with basic biographical information and a discussion of that artist's style, aesthetics, and contributions. 330 pages.

December 1, 2023

The Sound of Music Super Deluxe Edition
(Craft Recordings - 4-CD/1-Blu-Ray Audio box set and digital)
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein score. The soundtrack, expanded, remixed and remastered. With well over 40 previously unreleased tracks. Collects every musical element from the film for the very first time, along with instrumentals of each song, plus 11 never-before-heard alternate takes, including rare performances from the cast. The accompanying Blu-Ray Audio disc features the full score in hi-res audio as well as a new Dolby Atmos mix of the original 16-track soundtrack. In-depth liner notes by Robert Wise associate Mike Matessino, who also remixed and remastered the album from the original multi-track tapes. Read more here. Also to be available: Deluxe 2-CD edition; Deluxe 3-LP vinyl in black and in Picnic Meadow Green; Super Deluxe Edition digital; and Standard digital.

December 5, 2023

Becky Nurse of Salem: A Contemporary Comedy About a Historical Tragedy
(Theatre Communications Group - new Paperback Book)
Play by Sarah Ruhl. Played at Lincoln Center Theater in the fall of 2022. 112 pages.

Everywhere an Oink Oink: An Embittered, Dyspeptic, and Accurate Report of Forty Years in Hollywood
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook/Audiobook on CD)
By David Mamet, with illustrations by David Mamet. The author " shares scandalous and laugh-out-loud tales from his four decades in Hollywood where he worked with some of the biggest names in movies." Audiobook narrated by Jim Frangione. 256 pages.

December 8, 2023

(Ghostlight Records - new album)
2022 Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman. Cast includes Sean Bell, Danny Kornfeld, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake Roman, Steven Telsey, Jessie Davidson, and Ana Hoffman. "Overture," "Harmony," "And What Do You See?," "This Is Our Time," "Your Son Is Becoming a Singer," "Every Single Day," "How Can I Serve You Madam?," "The Wedding," "Home," "We're Goin' Loco!," "Hungarian Rhapsody #20," "Come to the Fatherland!," "Where You Go," "In This World," "Threnody," "Stars in the Night." Digital released 8/31/23.

December 12, 2023

A Case for the Existence of God
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Samuel D. Hunter. 128 pages.

December 15, 2023

Jesus Christ Superstar: Behind the Scenes of the Worldwide Musical Phenomenon
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
By Ellis Nassour ("Rock Opera: The Creation of Jesus Christ Superstar, from Record Album to Broadway Show and Motion Picture," 1973). Detailed account of the life of the musical from 1969–1973. Behind the scenes look at the evolution of Jesus Christ Superstar from an album to a Broadway musical, exploring the breakthroughs, the frustrations, and the pitfalls. Never-before-seen photos and new interviews. 232 pages.

December 28, 2023

The Final Curtain: Obituaries of Fifty Great Actors
(Unicorn Publishing Group - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Michael Coveney. Fifty articles (from the the Guardian, the Observer, the Financial Times, and the Evening Standard) arranged in chronological order of each actor’s demise, constituting a vivid history of postwar theatre through the lives of the actors. There are happy/sad juxtapositions of shooting stars Robert Stephens and Alan Bates; tragic niece and aunt, Natasha Richardson and Lynn Redgrave; classical queens Diana Rigg and Barbara Jefford; and versatile showtime hoofers Una Stubbs and Lionel Blair. 256 pages.

January 2, 2024

Cambodian Rock Band
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Lauren Yee. 96 pages.

January 30, 2024

Plays for the Plague Year
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Collection of plays by Suzan-Lori Parks. Presented at Public Theater in 2023. 112 pages.

April 16, 2024

The Tony Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Theatre
(Black Dog & Leventhal - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Coffee table book by Eila Mell and The American Theatre Wing. Foreword by Audra McDonald. Commemorating over 75 years of Broadway greatness with never-before told stories, rare photos from the American Theatre Wing'a archives, and more than 100 interviews with past and present Tony winners, including actors, producers, writers, and costume designers. 400+ color and black-and-white photographs. 320 pages.

April 23, 2024

Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
By Judi Dench and Brendan O'Hea. Judi Dench opens up about every Shakespearean role she has played throughout her seven-decade career in a series of intimate conversations with actor and director Brendan O'Hea. Interspersed with vignettes on audiences, critics, company spirit and rehearsal room etiquette, she serves up priceless revelations on everything from the craft of speaking in verse to her personal interpretations of some of Shakespeare's most famous scenes.

Release date unknown

Carol Burnett: The Prime Time Specials Collection
(Legendary Entertainment - DVD set)
"Carol + 2" 1966 TV Special, "An Evening with Carol Burnett" 1963 TV Special, "Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall" 1962 TV Special. Details and release date TBA.

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)

Days of Wine and Roses
(new album)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Adam Guettel (book by Craig Lucas). Sharon Catherine Brown, Bill English, Olivia Hernandez, Brian d'Arcy James, Byron Jennings, David Jennings, Ted Koch, Ella Dane Morgan, Kelli O'Hara. Recorded week of 7/24/23. Details TBA.

Death Note, The Musical
(Ghostlight Records - new album)
West End Palladium concert cast recording of score by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy. Orchestrations by Jason Howland. Adam Pascal, Joaquin Pedro Valdes, Dean John Wilson, Aimie Atkinson, Frances Mayli McCann, Rachel Clare Chan, and Christian Ray Marbella. Album produced by Nigel Wright. Co-produced by production musical supervisor, Katy Richardson. Engineered by Nick Pugh. 17 tracks. Release date TBA.

The Gospel According to Heather
(JAY Records - new album)
2023 Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Paul Gordon. Cast includes Lauren Elder, Badia Farha, Maria Habeeb, Jeremy Kushnier, Maya Lagerstam, Zach Rand, Katey Sagal, Carson Stewart, Brittany Nicole Williams, and Wayne Wilson. Produced by John Yap. Release date TBA.

Harbinger Records upcoming releases: material from Eubie Blake; download only demos of Hugh Martin and Sheldon Harnick; Steve Ross' back catalog for download;

Judy Garland: Splendor and Downfall of a Legend by Bertrand Tessier
(BearManor - new book)
French biography by Bertrand Tessier first published by Archipel (Paris) in 2019. Translated by Lawrence Schulman, who has also provided a foreword. 2023 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.

Lizard Boy
(new album)
Live recording of 2023 Prospect Theatre cast. Score by Justin Huertas. Cast features Huertas, Kiki deLohr, and William A. Williams. Release date TBA.

The Nutty Professor
(new album)
Studio recording of score by Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes. Based on the recent Ogunquit Playhouse staging of the musical based on the Jerry Lewis movie.. Cast TBA. 2024 release expected.

Paradise Square OBC
(new on CD/digital)
Broadway cast recording of score Jason Howland (music), Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare (lyrics), with additional music by Larry Kirwan, inspired by the songs of Stephen Foster. Joaquina Kalukango, Chilina Kennedy, John Dossett, Sidney DuPont, A.J. Shively, Nathaniel Stampley, Gabrielle McClinton, Jacob Fishel, Kevin Dennis and Matt Bogart. Produced by Jason Howland and Billy Jay Stein. Recorded at Power Station at BerkleeNYC during the weeks of April 18 and April 25.

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.

(Atlantic Records - new album)
2022 Public Theater cast recording of score by Shaina Taub. Jenna Bainbridge, Ally Bonino, Tsilala Brock, Jenn Colella, Hannah Cruz, Nadia Dandashi, Aisha de Haas, Amina Faye, Holly Gould, Cassondra James, Nikki M. James, Jaygee Macapugay, Grace McLean, Susan Oliveras, Mia Pak, J. Riley Jr, Phillipa Soo, Shaina Taub, and Ada Westfall. Release date TBA.

Tammy Faye
(new album)
Music by Elton John; lyrics by Jake Shears. Cast from Almeida Theatre debut production. Details TBA.

This Side of the World
(new album)
East West Players cast recording of score by Paulo K Tiról.

Walking With Bubbles
(new on CD/digital/vinyl)
Recording of score by Brianna Kothari Barnes for Jessica Hend's solo show. To include the seven songs from the show plus one bonus track of the cut title song. Release date TBA.

Wild About You
(Broadway Records - new album)
World premiere recording of new musical score by Chilina Kennedy. Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, Joaquina Kalukango, Jenn Colella, Eric McCormack, Aisha Jackson, Noah Ricketts, Jay McKenzie, Katharine McPhee, Jessie Mueller, Jackie Burns, Rachel Ling Gordon. Arrangements, orchestrations and music production are by Daniel Edmonds. Produced by Brian Spector, Daniel Edmonds and Michael J. Moritz Jr.

-- Sound Advice Staff

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