Sound Advice
Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Updated 12/7/18

This week's recap | See previous releases

Receive the weekly recap by email each Tuesday: Sign up on the front page, right below the menu (at the bottom of the page on mobile).

Now Available (scroll down for upcoming releases):

Adapting Wizard of OzAdapting The Wizard of Oz: Musical Versions from Baum to MGM and Beyond
(Oxford Univ Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Danielle Birkett and Dominic McHugh, editors, bring together insights from eleven experts into the varied musical forms this great American myth has taken in the past century. Starting with the early adaptations of L. Frank Baum's story, the book also explores the writing, composition and reception of the MGM film, its importance in queer culture, stage adaptations of the movie, cult classic The Wiz, Stephen Schwartz's Broadway blockbuster Wicked, and the cultural afterlife of the iconic Arlen-Harburg songs. 272 pages.

Bridges of Madison County vocal scoreThe Bridges of Madison County vocal score
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Vocal score from the 2014 Broadway musical featuring music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown based on the novel by Robert James Waller. 240 pages.

Brigadoon EncoresBrigadoon
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
2017 City Center cast recording of Lerner & Loewe score. Cast includes Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Wilson, Stephanie J. Block, Robert Fairchild. Encores! Orchestra led by Music Director Rob Berman. "Prologue," "Brigadoon / Vendors' Calls / MacConnachy Square," "Waitin' for My Dearie," "I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean," "I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean," "The Heather on the Hill," "The Love of My Life," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," "Almost Like Being in Love," "Sword Dance and Reel," "The Chase," "There but for You Go I," "My Mother's Weddin' Day," "From This Day On / Farewell Music," "Reprises," "Finale." Album produced by Kurt Deutsch, Lawrence Manchester, Rob Berman and Emily Altman. Recorded 5/14-5/15.

CrossroadsCrossroads: Ry Armstrong & Friends
(Broadway Records - new digital album/at iTunes)
Re-release. New arrangements of musical favorites. Angel Reca, Nick Adams, Matt Rosell, Heath Saunders, Allen Fitzpatrick, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Keaton Whittaker. Entirely non-profit with all proceeds from the album being donated to Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre: Rising Star Project at 5th Avenue Theatre, The Northwest Choirs and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Also at

The Dancing YearsThe Dancing Years studio recording
(JAY Records - new on 2 CDs)
First complete recording. Ivor Novello / Christopher Hassall score. Valeria Masterson, Louise Winter, David Fieldsend, Lynton Black, Mary Hegarty, Katrina Murphy, Tinuke Olafimihan, and Janie Dee. National Symphony Orchestra Conducted by John Owen Edwards and Craig Barna. "Recorded over the years" at at Abbey Road Studios and Angel Studios, London. Also at Amazon UK and

Dearest Lenny: Letters from Japan and the Making of the World Maestro
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Mari Yoshihara. Personal letters from a woman who began writing fan letters to Bernstein in 1947 and became a close family friend, and a young man who fell in love with the maestro in 1979 and later became his business representative. The letters convey how Bernstein's compositions, recordings, and performances touched his audiences around the world, painting a vivid picture of the historical, social, and economic context in which these two individuals' unusual relationships with Bernstein emerged and evolved. 320 pages.

Lena Hall Chris CornellLena Hall Obsessed: Chris Cornell
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Final in the series. "Black Hole Sun," "Fell on Black Days," "Like a Stone," "Sunshower."

Loser Geek"Loser Geek Whatever" (from Be More Chill)
(Ghostlight Records - new 3-track single on mp3/at iTunes)
Brand-new single from Broadway-bound musical Be More Chill performed by its star, Will Roland. Includes "Loser Geek Whatever" single, plus the instrumental track, and a special acoustic version featuring Will Roland and Joe Iconis. Written by Joe Iconis. Produced by Kurt Deutsch, Joe Iconis, and Charlie Rosen. Released 11/30/18.

Lost West End RevuesLost West End Revues: London's Forgotten Revues 1940-1962
(Stage Door Records - new import 2-CD set)
Songs from 35 West End productions from 1940 - 1962. 50 tracks (including over 20 tracks appearing on CD for the first time) from composers including Noel Coward, Vivian Ellis, Sandy Wilson, Lionel Bart, Leslie Bricusse, Charles Zwar, and Alan Melville. Maggie Smith, Kenneth Williams, Hermione Gingold, Noel Coward, Beatrice Lillie, Joyce Grenfell, Anthony Newley, Gillian Lynne, Fenella Fielding, Sheila Hancock, Millicent Martin, Bud Flanagan, Dora Bryan, Cyril Ritchard, Bernard Cribbins and more. 16-page booklet. Also at

Mary Poppins ReturnsMary Poppins Returns
(Disney - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack for December 2018 musical film. Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Dick Van Dyke. Songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. "(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky," "Overture," "A Conversation," "Can You Imagine That?," "The Royal Doulton Music Hall," "Introducing Mary Poppins," "A Cover Is Not the Book," "The Place Where Lost Things Go," "Turning Turtle," "Trip a Little Light Fantastic," "The Place Where Lost Things Go (Reprise)," "Trip a Little Light Fantastic (Reprise)," "Nowhere to Go But Up," "(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky (Reprise)," "Theme from Mary Poppins Returns," "Kite Takes Off," "Mary Poppins Arrives," "Magic Papers," "Banks in the Bank," "Into the Royal Doulton Bowl," "Rescuing Georgie," "Off to Topsy’s," "Chase Through the Bank," "Lost in a Fog," "Goodbye Old Friend," "Race to Big Ben," "End Title Suite."

December 14, 2018

2am at the Sands2 AM at the Sands
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
World premiere recording. An imagined evening of Frank Sinatra's legendary concerts. Andrew Samonsky and the 2 AM at the Sands orchestra. "Come Fly With Me," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Mr. Bojangles," "That's Amore," "Help Yourself," "You Make Me Feel So Young," "April in Paris," "One For My Baby," "Luck Be a Lady," "My Kind of Town," "New York, New York," "What the World Needs Now is Love." Recorded live at the Rubicon Theater in Ventura, California, using the original legendary Quincy Jones charts by arrangement with Frank Sinatra Productions. Currently at

Anastasia vinylAnastasia vinyl
(Broadway Records - new vinyl LP)
OBC recording of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens score. Bonus track: duet of Liz Callaway and Christy Altomare singing "Journey to the Past" with Stephen Flaherty on piano. At

A Christmas Story Live!A Christmas Story Live!
(Warner Music Group - new on CD)
Soundtrack recording of Fox 12/17/17 televised musical. Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Cast includes Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer, David Alan Grier, Ken Jeong, Andy Walken and PrettyMuch. "Count on Christmas," "It All Comes Down to Christmas," "Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun," "The Genius on Cleveland Street," "When You're a Wimp," "Ralphie to the Rescue!," "What a Mother Does," "A Major Award," "Ralphie's Nightmare," "In the Market for a Miracle," "Sticky Situation," "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!," "Just Like That," "At Higbee's," "Before the Old Man Comes Home," "Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana," "Red Ryder (Reprise #3)/Ralphie To The Rescue! (Reprise)," "A Christmas Story." Released on mp3 and at iTunes in December 2017.

Gettin' the Band OBCGettin' The Band Back Together
(Sh-K-Boom Records - new on CD)
Score by Mark Allen. Cast includes Mitchell Jarvis, Jay Klaitz, Manu Narayan, Paul Whitty, Sawyer Nunes, Marilu Henner, Kelli Barrett, Becca Kötte, Garth Kravits, Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, and Brandon Williams. "Jersey," "How Does Your Mouthfeel," "One of Those Guys," "Gettin' the Band Back Together," "Find the One," "Best Day of My Life," "Best Day of My Life (Reprise)," "WWJPD (What Would Joe Perry Do)," "Hava Nagila," "Second Chances," "I Just Want Real," "Life Without Parole," "Battle of Your Life," "Bart's Confession," "Best Band in the World," "Do Over," "Jersey (Reprise)," "Bows." Previously released on mp3 and at iTunes

Jesus Chrsit Superstar vinylJesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
(new 2-LP vinyl set)
Live musical concert televised on NBC on April 1, 2018. Cast includes John Legend, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles, Brandon Victor Dixon, Norm Lewis, Jason Tam, Ben Daniels, Jin Ha, Erik Grönwall. Released earlier on CD and digitally on mp3 and at iTunes. Released 4/27/18.

Matt Croke: Only Dreaming
(new on CD)
Star of London's Aladdin debut album. Produced and orchestrated by Alan Williams. "Proud of Your Boy," "Fight the Dragons," "Not While I'm Around," "Singin' in the Rain," "Go The Distance," "Something's Coming," "Beautiful City," "Who Better Than Me?," "Come What May," "A Whole New World," (with Hiba Elchikhe),"This Is Not Over Yet," "Somebody's Got You Back," (with Trevor Dion Nicholas),"Home," "Goodbye," "Proud of Your Boy/Endless Night" (with Nick Afoa). Released digitally on December 7.

The PromThe Prom digital
(Masterworks Broadway - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Original Broadway cast recording of score by Matthew Sklar (music) and and Chad Beguelin (lyrics). Cast includes Courtenay Collins, Beth Leavel, Michael Potts, Caitlin Kinnunen, Isabelle McCalla, Brooks Ashmanskas, Josh Lamon, Christopher Sieber, and Angie Schworer Nathan Johnson. "Changing Lives," "Changing Lives (Reprise)," "Just Breathe," "It's Not About Me," "Dance with You," "The Acceptance Song," "You Happened," "We Look to You," "Tonight Belongs to You," "Zazz," "The Lady's Improving," "Love Thy Neighbor," "Alyssa Greene," "Barry Is Going to Prom," "Unruly Heart," "It's Time to Dance." CD to be released 1/11/19.

My Fair Lady vinylMy Fair Lady vinyl
(Broadway Records - new vinyl LP album)
Lincoln Center cast recording of score by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner's score. Cast includes Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, Diana Rigg as Mrs. Higgins, Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica, Linda Mugleston, and Manu Narayan. Album produced by David Lai and Ted Sperling. "Overture," "Why Can't the English?," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?," "With a Little Bit of Luck," "I'm An Ordinary Man," "Just You Wait," "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Ascot Gavotte," "On the Street Where You Live," "LP2 the Embassy Waltz," "You Did It," "Show Me," "The Flower Market," "Get Me to the Church on Time," "A Hymn to Him," "Without You," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "Finale."

Something for the BoysSomething for the Boys
(PS Classics - new on CD)
2018 studio cast recording Cole Porter score. Danny Burstein, Elizabeth Stanley, Andréa Burns, Edward Hibbert, Sara Jean Ford, and Philip Chaffin. "Overture," "Prologue: Announcement of Inheritance," "See That You're Born in Texas," "When My Baby Goes to Town," "When My Baby Goes to Town (Dance)," "Something for the Boys," "When We're Home on the Range," "Could It Be You?," "Hey, Good Lookin'," "Hey, Good Lookin' (Dance)," "He's a Right Guy," "Carborundum," "The Leader of a Big-Time Band," "The Leader of a Big-Time Band (Dance)," "Finale Act I," "I'm in Love With a Soldier Boy," "There's a Happy Land in the Sky," "He's a Right Guy (Reprise)," "Betty Bruce Specialty," "By the Mississinewah," "Finale Ultimo." Original orchestrations under the direction of Constantine Kitsopoulos and Greg Jarrett.

Springsteen on BroadwaySpringsteen on Broadway
(Sony - new on 2 CDs/mp3/4-LP vinyl set/at iTunes)
Solo acoustic performance written and performed by Bruce Springsteen at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Complete live performance of Springsteen on Broadway with special appearance by Patti Scialfa. Growin' Up (introduction), "Growin' Up," My Hometown (introduction), "My Hometown," My Father's House (introduction), "My Father's House," The Wish (introduction), "The Wish," Thunder Road (introduction), "Thunder Road," The Promised Land (introduction), "The Promised Land," Born In the U.S.A. (introduction), "Born In the U.S.A.," Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (introduction), "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," Tougher Than the Rest (introduction), "Tougher Than the Rest," Brilliant Disguise (introduction), "Brilliant Disguise," Long Time Comin' (introduction), "Long Time Comin'," The Ghost of Tom Joad (introduction), "The Ghost of Tom Joad," The Rising," Dancing In the Dark (introduction), "Dancing In the Dark," Land of Hope and Dreams," Born to Run (introduction), "Born to Run." Single track "Land of Hope and Dreams" released on 11/2/18 on mp3 and at iTunes.

December 18, 2018

The AntipodesThe Antipodes
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Annie Baker. Debuted at NY Signature Theatre in Spring 2017. 160 pages.

A Carol ChristmasA Carol Christmas original cast recording
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
New musical score by Music and Lyrics by Bruce Kimmel Book by Doug Haverty. Orchestrations and music direction by Richard Allen. To ship by third week in December. At

December 24, 2018

Don Juan Home from IraqDon Juan Comes Home from Iraq
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Paula Vogel. Played the Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia in 2015.

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
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.

December 25, 2018

Painted RocksThe Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Athol Fugard. Produced in 2015 at Signature Theater. 72 pages.

December 28, 2018

Dear Evan Hansen DeluxeDear Evan Hansen Deluxe
(Atlantic Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording plus cut songs and tracks sung by current cast, including Taylor Trensch. "Anybody Have a Map?," "Waving Through A Window," "For Forever," "Sincerely, Me," "Requiem," "If I Could Tell Her," "Disappear," "You Will Be Found," "To Break In a Glove," "Only Us," "Good For You," "Words Fail," "So Big / So Small," "Finale." Bonus Tracks: "Obvious" (Taylor Trensch) "Hiding In Your Hands" (Mallory Bechtel) "Part Of Me" (Dear Evan Hansen August 2018 Broadway Cast) "In The Bedroom Down The Hall" (Demo, Rachel Bay Jones & Jennifer Laura Thompson) "Disappear" (acoustic, Taylor Trensch and Alex Boniello) "Waving Through A Window" (Katy Perry). Released 11/3/18 on mp3 and at iTunes.

January 1, 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.

Doll's House Pt 2A Doll's House, Part 2
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Lucas Hnath. 2017 Broadway play. 96 pages.

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

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

The Language Archive and Other Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
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.

Plays 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.

Thom Pain revisedThom Pain (based on nothing): With Other Monologues for Theatre
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Will Eno, in a revised TCG edition.

January 8, 2019

The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Three-part play cycle by Richard Nelson: Hungry, What Did You Expect?, and Women of a Certain Age. 320 pages.

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

January 11, 2019

The PromThe Prom
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of score by Matthew Sklar (music) and and Chad Beguelin (lyrics). Cast includes Courtenay Collins, Beth Leavel, Michael Potts, Caitlin Kinnunen, Isabelle McCalla, Brooks Ashmanskas, Josh Lamon, Christopher Sieber, and Angie Schworer Nathan Johnson. "Changing Lives," "Changing Lives (Reprise)," "Just Breathe," "It's Not About Me," "Dance with You," "The Acceptance Song," "You Happened," "We Look to You," "Tonight Belongs to You," "Zazz," "The Lady's Improving," "Love Thy Neighbor," "Alyssa Greene," "Barry Is Going to Prom," "Unruly Heart," "It's Time to Dance." Released on mp3 and at iTunes on 12/14/18.

January 15, 2019

Ben Bagley Frank LoesserBen Bagley's Frank Loesser Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Remastered. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Additional music by Burton Lane, Arthur Schwartz, Victor Schertzinger, Matty Melnick. Performers include Jo Sullivan Loesser, Emily Loesser, Blossom Dearie, Johnny Desmond, Rhonda Fleming, Madeline Kahn, Bibi Osterwald, Gloria Swanson, and Margaret Whiting. Arrangements by Dick Hyman. Includes bonuses from the first CD release. Limited to 500 copies. At

Ben Bagley Rodgers and HartBen Bagley's Rodgers and Hart Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Remastered. First of five Rodgers and Hart albums. Performers include Dorothy Loudon, Danny Meehan, Charlotte Rae, and Cy Young. Additional material performed by Ann Hampton Callaway, Sandy Stewart, and Arthur Siegel. Arrangements by Norman Paris. Includes bonuses from the first CD release. Limited to 500 copies. At

Ben Bagley Rodgers and HartBen Bagley's Rodgers and Hart Revisited Volume II
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Remastered. Second of five Rodgers and Hart albums. Performers include Dorothy Loudon, Blossom Dearie, Gloria De Haven, Bibi Osterwald, Charles Rydell, and Bobby Short. Arrangements by Norman Paris. Includes bonuses from the first CD release. Limited to 500 copies. At

Wakey, WakeyWakey, Wakey
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Will Eno. Played the Signature Theatre in 2017. 64 pages.

January 18, 2019

MythicMythic - A New Musical OLC
(Broadway Records - new album)
Pop/rock musical comedy score by Oran Eldor and Marcus Stevens. Currently playing at Charing Cross Theatre in London. Cast includes Daniella Bowen, Courtney Brogan Smalley, Eloise Davies, Ben Lancaster, Jade Marvin, Michael Mather, Genevieve McCarthy, Tim Oxbrow, Jamie Ross, Leo Sene, Ben Welch and Georgie Westall. At

January 22, 2019

Broadway and the BlacklistBroadway and the Blacklist
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By K. Kevyne Baar. Explores theatre during the era of McCarthyism: the Theatre Guild; the short life and death of the Federal Theatre Project; the investigations of the motion picture and television industries, and of Broadway, by the HUAC; and the role of the three major performing arts unions. Includes many photos from the author's personal collection, and appendices provide a discussion of McCarthy's role, the memos of investigator Dolores Faconti Scott, a list of prominent witnesses in the HUAC hearings, and reactions by the unions in the decades following the blacklist. 200 pages.

February 1, 2019

College Audition GuideThe Ultimate Musical Theater College Audition Guide: Advice from the People Who Make the Decisions
(Oxford Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Amy Rogers Schwartzreich. No-nonsense guide to the musical theatre audition. Written for high school students and their parents, teachers, and mentors, the book demystifies what can be an overwhelming process with step-by-step explanations of audition checkpoints. Also, advice from more than 10 top-tier program directors and faculty, as well as examples from students, parents, and experts currently working on Broadway. 224 pages.

February 5, 2019

AppropriateAppropriate and An Octoroon
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Plays by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. 260 pages.

February 12, 2019

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

March 1, 2019

Ray BolgerRay Bolger: More than a Scarecrow
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Holly Van Leuven. Biography of Ray Bolger, through access to Bolger's papers and many never-before-published photographs. 256 pages.

They Made Someone HappyThey Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green's Musicals & Movies
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Andy Propst. The first book to tell the full story of the careers, lives, and work of legendary writers Comden & Green. A trip through almost the entirety of the twentieth century, from their acclaimed appearances as part of the sketch troupe the Revuers through their bi-coastal lives as a pair of Broadway and Hollywood's top writers, including their produced work as well as projects that that never made it to the stage or the screen. 288 pages.

March 12, 2019

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

March 19, 2019

Red SpeedoRed Speedo: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Lucas Hnath. Produced in 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop. 128 pages.

March 26, 2019

The Good Peaches
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful. Originally performed by 56 orchestral musicians, three actors, and eight dancers at Cleveland Play House. 48 pages.

May 1, 2019

On StreisandOn Streisand: An Opinionated Guide
(Oxford Univ. Press - Hardcover Book)
By Ethan Mordden. Begins with a broad year-by-year outline of the landmark achievements, followed by a short biography, some chapters exploring key points in the artistry, then-the major part of the book-a work-by-work analysis, broken down into separate chapters, each organized chronologically: the stage shows, the television shows and concerts, the movies, and the recordings. 216 pages.

May 8, 2019

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.

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.

May 21, 2019

Lost Girls: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by John Pollono (Small Engine Repair). Produced in 2015 at Lucille Lortel Theatre. 96 pages. Dramatist's version published May 10, 2016.

June 18, 2019

The Minutes
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Tracy Letts. Debuted at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in November 2017. 96 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.

No release date set

Andrew Rannells memoir
(Crown Archetype - new book)
The Tony-nominated actor's (The Book of Mormon, Falsettos) personal account of his journey to Broadway and beyond. Expected Spring 2019.

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.

Clockmaker's DaughterThe Clockmaker's Daughter
(Auburn Jam Music - new on CD)
Studio cast recording of Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn score. Christine Allado, Ramin Karimloo, Fra Fee, Matthew Croke, Lauren James Ray. Pre-ordering at

Company 2018 London cast
(new album)
Recording of Stephen Sondheim score. Cast includes Rosalie Craig, Patti LuPone, Jonathan Bailey, Alex Gaumond, Daisy Maywood, Mel Giedroyc, George Blagden, Ashley Campbell, Richard Fleeshman, Richard Henders, Ben Lewis, Jennifer Saayeng, Matthew Seadon-Young, Gavin Spokes, Michael Colbourne, Francesca Ellis, Ewan Gillies, Grant Neal and Jaimie Pruden. Recorded 11/25-26/2018. Expected early 2019. "Making of" documentary on the recording session also expected.

Complete Lyrics of Sheldon Harnick
(new book)

Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical Experience
(new album)
Off-Broadway cast recording (Les Poisson Rouge). Off-Broadway cast included Alex Boniello, Matthew Griffin, Brian Muller, Patricia Richardson, Constantine Rousouli, Jessie Shelton, Carrie St. Louis, Lauren Zakrin, and Stefanie Brown. Includes songs by Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, *NYSYNC, and Britney Spears. Expected March 2019, as a national tour launches.

Fiddler on the Roof
(Time Life Music/Warner music Group - new on CD)
2018 National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene cast recording of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick score. Performed in Yiddish. The production is moving to Stage 42 in February 2019. To feature bonus tracks cut from the 1964 production of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway. Cast includes Jackie Hoffman, Steven Skybell, Jennifer Babiak, Joanne Borts, Avrom, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Fyedke, Ben Liebert, Rosie Jo Neddy, Raquel Nobile, Bruce Sabath, Drew Seigla, Adam B. Shapiro, Jodi Snyder, James Monroe Števko, Lauren Jeanne Thomas, Bobby Underwood and Rachel Zatcoff, Michael Yashinsky, Evan Mayer, Lisa Fishman, Samantha Hahn. Translated by Shraga Friedman. Release expected in 2019.

(new on CD)
2017 National Theatre cast album. Stephen Sondheim score. Cast includes Imelda Staunton, Philip Quast, Janie Dee, Peter Forbes, and Tracie Bennett. Recorded in January 2018.

Golden Girls: Maria Friedman, Lesley Garrett, Bonnie Langford
(Decca - new on CD)
New studio album to celebrate a national tour of these three legendary women of the stage.

Hairspray Vinyl
(Masterworks - new vinyl album)
OBC recording on vinyl.

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;

Hirschfeld the BiographyHirschfeld: The Biography
(Sarah Crichton Books - new Hardcover Book)
By Ellen Stern. Biography of Al Hirschfeld, the caricaturist of Broadway. From interviews with the artist himself, his friends and wives, celebrity subjects, agent, daughter, and more; with access to personal correspondence, journals, home movies, and scrapbooks. 368 pages. Originally announced as an October 2017 release, then 2018 release, then disappeared.

I and YouI and You
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Lauren Gunderson. [Amazon link should start working soon.] 88 pages.

It Happened in Key West
(Outside The Box LLC - new on CD)
Live London cast album of Jill Santoriello score. Cast includes Alyssa Martyn, Wade McCollum, Sophia Lewis.

The Jonathan Larson Project
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Based on show presented at Feinstein's/54 Below, which was directed and conceived by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, an evening of Jonathan Larson's unheard work, featuring songs from never-produced shows like 1984 and Superbia; songs that were cut from Rent and tick tick BOOM; songs written for theatrical revues and songs written for the radio; songs about politics and love and New York City; songs never before publicly performed or recorded. Nick Blaemire, Lauren Marcus, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, and George Salazar. Five-piece band including musical director Natalie Tenenbaum, Charlie Rosen, Cody Owen Stine, Megan Talay, and Marques Walls. Music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Charlie Rosen. Danielle Gimbal, copyist. Produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Charlie Rosen, and Kurt Deutsch. Early 2019 release expected.

Julie Andrews book
Follow-up to her 2008 autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years.

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.

Matt Croke: Only Dreaming
(new digital album)
Star of London's Aladdin debut album. Produced and orchestrated by Alan Williams. "Proud of Your Boy," "Fight the Dragons," "Not While I'm Around," "Singin' in the Rain," "Go The Distance," "Something's Coming," "Beautiful City," "Who Better Than Me?," "Come What May," "A Whole New World," (with Hiba Elchikhe),"This Is Not Over Yet," "Somebody's Got You Back," (with Trevor Dion Nicholas),"Home," "Goodbye," "Proud of Your Boy/Endless Night" (with Nick Afoa). CD format to be released December 14.

(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
Jones and Schmidt's legendary 1975 musical, in its first CD release. Off-Broadway cast includes Dick Latessa and Virginia Gregory. Complete restoration and remastering by Alan Silverman; extensive liner notes by Tom Jones; reminiscences by cast members Michael Glenn-Smith, Virginia Gregory and Kathrin King Segal; notes by Penna Rose (keyboards) on the creation of Schmidt's orchestration; and the composer's original logo design. Rare photos will also be included in the booklet. Expected in 2019.

Songs for a New World
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Score by Jason Robert Brown. City Center Encores! Off-Center cast recording. Cast includes Shoshana Bean, Colin Donnell, Mykal Kilgore, and Solea Pfeiffer. Produced by Jeffrey Lesser and Jason Robert Brown, with Stacey Mindich serving as executive producer. Expected Fall 2018.

Theatre Goes Wrong: A Mischief Theatre Play Collection
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields of the Olivier Award winning Mischief Theatre. Includes The Nativity Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. 336 pages. Released date currently unknown.

-- Sound Advice Staff

Sound Advice
Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

iTunes ArkivMusic Amazon UK Dress Circle

Privacy Policy