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Updated 6/23/17

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2017 Tony Awards2017 Tony Awards
(Amazon Streaming Video)
Available in 12 individual episodes: Opening Number, Come From Away, Miss Saigon, Falsettos, Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Hello, Dolly!, War Paint, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812, Bandstand, In Memoriam, Closing Number. Released 6/10/17 (says Amazon).

BandstandBandstand OBC digital
(Broadway Records - new digital album)
Score by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor. Cast includes Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, Beth Leavel. Produced by Michael Croiter. "Just Like It Was Before," "Donny Novitski," "I Know a Guy," "Ain't We Proud," "Proud Riff," "Who I Was," "Counterpoint/Pie Jesu," "Just Like It Was Before (Reprise)," "First Steps First," "Breathe," "You Deserve It," "Dwight Anson & Jean Ann," "Love Will Come and Find Me Again," "Right This Way," "Nobody," "The Boys Are Back," "I Got a Theory," "Everything Happens," "Welcome Home," "A Band in New York City," "This Is Life," "This Is Life (Reprise)," "Welcome Home (Finale)," "Epilogue." Digital, in-theatre and date. At Amazon and elsewhere June 30.

Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryCharlie and the Chocolate Factory OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman / Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley score. Cast includes Christian Borle; three Charlie alternates Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, Ryan Sell; Kathy Fitzgerald; Ben Crawford; Trista Dollison; Kathy Fitzgerald; Alan H. Green; F. Michael Haynie; Jackie Hoffman; Emily Padgett; Emma Pfaeffle; John Rubinstein; Michael Wartella; Jared Bradshaw; Kristy Cates; Madeleine Doherty; Stephanie Gibson; Kyle Taylor Parker; Paul Slade Smith. "Overture," "The Candy Man," "Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka!," "Charlie, You & I," "A Letter From Charlie Bucket," "More Of Him To Love," "When Veruca Says," "The Queen Of Pop," "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?," "If Your Father Were Here," "I've Got A Golden Ticket / Grandpa Joe," "It Must Be Believed To Be Seen," "Strike That, Reverse It," "Pure Imagination / Grandpa Joe (Reprise)," "The Oompa Loompa Song / Auf Wiedersehen Augustus Gloop," "When Willy Met Oompa," "Veruca's Nutcracker Sweet," "Vidiots," "The View From Here." Releaed on mp3 and at iTunes May 30.

Tim Pigott-SmithDo You Know Who I Am?: A Memoir
(Bloomsbury Continuum - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Tim Pigott-Smith (Charles III) writes about theatrical, acting, and production technique, giving unique insight into the actor's trade. Also, perceptive critical appreciation of other acting geniuses he has worked with—Peggy Ashcroft, Ian McKellen, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and countless others. Accompanied by black and white photographs. 352 pages.

Owen-JonesJohn Owen-Jones: Collection of Musical Favourites
(new import CD/at iTunes)
West End musical theater performer. "This is the Moment," "The Music of the Night," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "Till I Hear You Sing," "Anthem," "Maria," "Pretty Lady" (with Bryn Terfel, Michael Ball), "Kiss of the Spiderwoman," "For Good" (with Ruthie Henshall), "I'd Rather Be Sailing," "Why, God, Why?," "Bui Doi," "Tell My Father," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Suddenly," "Bring Him Home."

Hamilton and PhilosophyHamilton and Philosophy
(Open Court - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Aaron Rabinowitz and Robert Arp, editors. "professional thinkers expose, examine, and ponder the deep and controversial implications of this runaway hit Broadway musical." 288 pages. Paperback appears to be shipping ahead of its July 1 release date.

Man in the MoonMan in the Moon OBC
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Sheldon Harnick and composer Jerry Bock score for this 1963 Broadway musical. Golden Records recording featuring Bil and Cora Baird, Franz Fazakas, Frank Sullivan, Gerald Freedman and singers Margery Gray, Rose Marie Jun and Eric Carlson, with dialogue scenes interspersed with the original songs. CD debut also features unreleased original demos for the show performed by Bock & Harnick. "Overture: "Jerry Goes to the Moon - Part I," "Look Where I Am," "Jerry Goes to the Moon - Part II," "Itch to Be Rich," "Jerry Goes to the Moon Part III," "Worlds Apart," "Jerry Meets the Man in the Moon - Part I," "You Treacherous Men," "Jerry Meets the Man in the Moon Part II," "Ain't You Never Been Afraid," "Jerry Meets the Man in the Moon Part III," "Worlds Apart (Reprise)" Demo Recordings: "Look Where I Am," "Itch to Be Rich," "Worlds Apart," "You Treacherous Men," "Ain't You Never Been Afraid." Part of Stage Door Records' Collector's Series limited editions. Packaging in retro style of a miniature long-playing record and limited to 500 units. Also at

Metropolitan Opera 2018 CalendarThe Metropolitan Opera 2018 Wall Calendar
(Universe Publishing - Wall Calendar)
Features full-color photographs from recent performances, including L'Elisir d'Amore, Il Trovatore, Turandot, Lucia di Lammermoor, and La Bohème.

Waving Through a Window by Owl City"Waving Through a Window"
(Atlantic Records - digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Owl City cover of song from Dear Evan Hanse.

June 24, 2017

Sunny Afternoon Fourth WallDavies and Penhall's Sunny Afternoon (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By John Fleming. About the 2014 U.K. musical with music and lyrics by Ray Davies, book by Joe Penhall. Examines the blend of events and songs selected, reconsidering the relationship between biography and drama to shed new light on the Kinks and the musical that tells their story.

June 29, 2017

DisneyThe Disney Musical on Stage and Screen: Critical Approaches from 'Snow White' to 'Frozen'
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
George Rodosthenous, editor. 13 articles open up a new territory in the critical discussion of the Disney mega-musical, its gender, sexual and racial politics, outreach work and impact of stage, film and television adaptations. Covering early 20th century works such as the first full-length feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), to The Lion King, Broadway's highest grossing production in history, and Frozen (2013), this edited collection offers a diverse range of theoretical engagements that will appeal to readers of film and media studies, musical theatre, cultural studies, and theatre and performance. Three sections: Disney Musicals: On Film; Disney Adaptations: On Stage and Beyond; Disney Musicals: Gender and Race. 272 pages.

June 30, 2017

BandstandBandstand OBC
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Score by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor. Cast includes Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, Beth Leavel. Produced by Michael Croiter. "Just Like It Was Before," "Donny Novitski," "I Know a Guy," "Ain't We Proud," "Proud Riff," "Who I Was," "Counterpoint/Pie Jesu," "Just Like It Was Before (Reprise)," "First Steps First," "Breathe," "You Deserve It," "Dwight Anson & Jean Ann," "Love Will Come and Find Me Again," "Right This Way," "Nobody," "The Boys Are Back," "I Got a Theory," "Everything Happens," "Welcome Home," "A Band in New York City," "This Is Life," "This Is Life (Reprise)," "Welcome Home (Finale)," "Epilogue." Also at

The Lightning ThiefThe Lightning Thief
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording. Written by Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki. Off-Broadway cast (currently at the Lucille Lortel Theatr) Chris McCarrell, Carrie Compere, Sarah Beth Pfeifer, Jonathan Raviv, James Hayden Rodriguez, George Salazar, and Kristin Stokes. Produced by Michael Croiter and Rob Rokicki. Also at

Wind in the Willows OLCThe Wind in the Willows OLC
(Sony Masterworks - new import CD)
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe score. The musical beings previews June 16 at the London Palladium. Mid-June 2017 release expected. Rufus Hound, Simon Lipkin, Craig Mather, Neil McDermott, Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot as Badger. Produced by Stiles and Drewe and co-produced by Simon Lee. "Spring," "Messing About in a Boat," "Speed is of the Essence," "One Swallow Does Not a Summer Make," "The Open Road," "The Hedgehog's Nightmare," "The Amazing Mr Toad," "The Wild Wooders," "Autumn," "A Friend is Still a Friend," "Toad's Escape," "As if in a Dream," "We're Taking Over the Hall," "To Be a Woman," "A Place to Come Back To," "The Wassailing Mice," "The Greatest Great Escape," "Hush!," "The Fight," "Finale." Also available directly from the UK at Amazon UK.

July 1, 2017

Marie AntoinetteMarie Antoinette/3C
(TCG - Paperback Books/Kindle Edition)
Two plays by David Adjmi. Marie Antoinette premiered in co-production between American Repertory Theater and Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012. 3C is a "Three's Company" parody which premiered at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in 2012. 96 pages.

The Barter Theatre Story: Love Made Visible
(Appalachian State Univ - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of 1982 book by Mark Dawidziak about the Barter Theatre, opened in 1933 in Abingdon, Virginia, and became the Virginia State Theatre in 1946. The theater where Gregory Peck, Ernest Borgnine, Patricia Neal, Ned Beatty, and Hume Cronyn got their starts. 144 pages.

July 4, 2017

After AnatevkaAfter Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by "Fiddler on the Roof"
(Pegasus Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Alexandra Silber. Foreword by Sheldon Harnick. Historical novel that imagines what happens to the characters of Fiddler on the Roof (original stories by Sholem Aleichem) after the curtain falls. 256 pages.

July 7, 2017

Damn Yankees ScoreDamn Yankees: Vocal Score
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Ross & Adler's 1955 Broadway score. 148 pages.

FatherlandFatherland (Original Music from the Stage Show)
(Caroline International - new import CD)
Score by Matthew Herbert and Karl Hyde (Underworld). Music written for the British play, to debut at the Manchester International Festival on July 1st. 12 tracks. Also at Amazon UK.

July 11, 2017

Hand to God: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Rober Askin. Produced in 2014 at Lucille Lortel Theatre, in 2015 on Broadway. 96 pages. Dramatist's version published March 2016.

July 14, 2017

War PaintWar Paint OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
OBC recording of Scott Frankel (music) and Michael Korie (lyrics) score. Cast features Patti Lupone, Christine Ebersole, Douglas Sills, John Dossett. "Best Face Forward," "Behind the Red Door," "Back on Top," "My Secret Weapon," "My American Moment," "Step on Out," "If I'd Been a Man," "Better Yourself," "Oh, That's Rich," "Face to Face," "Inside of the Jar," "Necessity is the Mother of Invention," "Best Face Forward (Reprise)," "Now You Know," "No Thank You," "Fire and Ice," "Dinosaurs," "Pink," "Forever Beautiful," "Beauty in the World," "Finale." Recorded April 16 and April 17. In addition to Amazon, also at Ghostlight Records.

July 15, 2017

Wizard of OzThe Wizard of Oz 2018 Wall Calendar
(Mead - Wall Calendar)
16-month 2018 wall calendar with bonus downloadable wallpaper.

July 21, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen vinylDear Evan Hansen OBC Vinyl w/digital download
(Atlantic - new 2-LP Blue Vinyl)
Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Mike Faist, Michael Park, Will Roland and Kristolyn Lloyd, and Michael Lee Brown, Garrett Long, Olivia Puckett, Colton Ryan, and Asa Somers. "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." Produced by Atlantic Records, Alex Lacamoire, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and co-produced by Stacey Mindich. Free digital download also included.

Holiday Inn OBCHoliday Inn OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
New Irving Berlin musical. Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Danny Rutigliano, Megan Sikora, and Corbin Bleu. Executive produced by Universal Stage Productions. "Overture," "Steppin' Out with My Baby / I'll Capture Your Heart," "The Little Things in Life," "Blue Skies," "Marching Along with Time," "Heat Wave," "It's a Lovely Day Today," "Plenty to be Thankful For," "Nothing More to Say," "Shaking the Blues Away," "White Christmas," "Holiday Inn / Happy Holiday," "Let's Start the New Year Right," "You're Easy to Dance With," "Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk," "Be Careful, It's My Heart," "Easter Parade," "Song of Freedom," "Let's Say It with Firecrackers," "Finale Ultimo (Steppin' Out with My Baby / I'll Capture Your Heart / Cheek to Cheek)," Bonus Track: "Entr'acte." In addition to Amazon, Also at Ghostlight Records.

In TransitIn Transit OBC
(Hollywood Records - new on CD)
New Broadway a capella musical. Music by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth; lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth. Cast includes David Abeles, Moya Angela, Steven "HeaveN" Cantor, Justin Guarini, Telly Leung, Erin Mackey, Gerianne Pérez, Margo Seibert, Chesney Snow, James Snyder, Mariand Torres, Nicholas Ward. "Deep Beneath the City / Not There Yet," "Do What I Do," "Four Days Home," "Broke," "Saturday Night Obsession," "Wingman," "But, Ya Know," "Not There Yet (Reprise)," "Keep It Goin'," "A Little Friendly Advice," "Choosing Not to Know," "The Moving Song," "We Are Home," "Getting There," "Finale," "Preshow Message," "A Math Question," "We Are Home Exit Music." Digital version released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes.

July 25, 2017

The BackstagersThe Backstagers Vol. 1
(BOOM! Box - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By James Tynion. Illustrated by Rian Sygh. "When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he’s taken in by the only ones who don’t treat him like a new kid, the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers." 112 pages.

July 28, 2017

Bubble BoyBubble Boy
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of Cinco Paul score. "Bubble Boy," "It Will Be Chloe," "Stay Clean," "Falling for the Boy," "Decontaminate Me," "Prom Night," "It Will Be Mark," "Prom Night (Reprise)," "Falling for the Boy (Reprise)," "Please Stay," "Out of Here," "Bright and Shiny," "Bring Back My Boy," "Regret," "Something Called Forever," "Gotta Get That Boy," "It's an Elk," "There's a Bubble Around My Heart," "I Stole a Bus," "You Can See the Moon Today," "One More Mile," "I'd Rather Spend One Minute Holding You," "Finale."

Ludlam LivesCharles Ludlam Lives!: Charles Busch, Bradford Louryk, Taylor Mac, and the Queer Legacy of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company (Triangulations: Lesbian/Gay/Queer Theater/Drama/Performance)
(Univ of Michigan Press - Paperback Book)
By Sean Edgecomb. 246 pages.

Lost West End VintageLost West End Vintage: London's Forgotten Musicals
(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
Celebrates London's forgotten musicals of the 1940s, '50s and '60s (from 1948 to 1962), compiling songs from 35 West End productions. Over 50 tracks (including over 20 tracks appearing on CD for the first time) from London cast recordings to pop covers, live recordings and other musical rarities. From these musicals: Carissima (1948), Cage Me A Peacock (1948), Ace Of Clubs (1950), Dear Miss Phoebe (1950), Blue For A Boy (1950), Gay's The Word (1951), Zip Goes A Million (1951), The Glorious Days (1953), Happy Holiday (1954), Twenty Minutes South (1955), Romance In Candlelight (1955), Listen To The Wind (1955), Wild Grows The Heather (1956), Aladdin - The Wonderful Lamp (1956), Grab Me A Gondola (1956), Harmony Close (1957), Lady At The Wheel (1958), Expresso Bongo (1958), Mister Venus (1958), Chrysanthemum (1958), Valmouth (1959), Lock Up Your Daughters (1959), The Crooked Mile (1959), Kookaburra (1959), Make Me An Offer (1959), When In Rome (1959), Follow That Girl (1960), Johnny The Priest (1960), The Golden Touch (1960), Call It Love (1960), Belle, Or The Ballad Of Dr, Crippen (1961), Stop The World I Want To Get Off (1961), Wildest Dreams (1961), Scapa! (1962), Vanity Fair (1962). Follows earlier releases Lost West End (2015) and Lost West End 2 (2016). Includes informative 16-page booklet. Also available directly from the U.K. at

Wendy WassersteinWendy Wasserstein (Michigan Modern Dramatists)
(Univ of Michigan Press - Paperback Book)
By Jill Dolan. 208 pages.

August 1, 2017

2018 On Broadway Calendar2018 On Broadway Wall Calendar
(Time Factory - Wall Calendar)
Twelve full-color Playbills plus a description of each, with a 4-month bonus spread featuring January 2019 - April 2019. 12" x 12" wall calendar. Rent, A Chorus Line, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Sunday in the Park with George, Lost in Yonkers, Hamilton, South Pacific, August: Osage County, The Heidi Chronicles, Fences, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Angels in America.

AppropriateAppropriate and Other Plays
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' plays Appropriate, An Octoroon, Neighbors. 260 pages.

Create!Create!: How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live
(Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing - Paperback Book)
Curated by Ronald Rand. Rare interviews capturing the essence of artistic life—actors, artists, dancers, directors, musicians, composers, mime artists, playwrights, and writers share insight on the importance of the arts for humankind. Edward Albee, Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Ellen Burstyn, Ruby Dee, Katherine Dunham, Eve Ensler, Al Hirschfeld, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Chaka Khan, Robert Lepage, Christopher Plummer, Tony Randall, Roy Scheider, Elie Wiesel and more, with over 150 full-color photos and iconic illustrations and paintings. 304 pages.

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

God Bless You, Mr. RosewaterGod Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Encores! cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Alan Menken and Howard Ashman score. Cast includes Skylar Astin, Santino Fontana, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kate Wetherhead, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Clark Johnson, Kevin Ligon, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan and Brynn O'Malley. "Overture," "The Rosewater Foundation," "The Rosewater Foundation (Reprise)," "Dear Ophelia," "Thank God for the Volunteer Fire Brigade," "Mushari's Waltz (Magical Moment)," "Thirty Miles From the Banks of the Ohio/Look Who's Here," "Cheese Nips," "The Rosewater Foundation (Reprise II)," "Since You Came to This Town," "A Poem by William Blake," "The Rhode Island Tango," "Eliot/Sylvia," "Plain Clean Average Americans," "A Firestorm Consuming Indianapolis," "Dear Ophelia (Reprise)," "I, Eliot Rosewater." Also at Ghostlight Records.

Straight White Men
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Young Jean Lee. Presented at the Public Theater in 2014.

August 2, 2017

Into the Woods Fourth WallSondheim and Lapine's Into the Woods (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Olaf Jubin. Detailed reading of the show itself ... discussing key productions in New York and London, and screen adaptation. A combination of critical interpretation with performance and film analysis, as well as an overview of popular and critical reception. Part of Routledge's Fourth Wall series: short, accessible accounts of some of modern theatre's best loved works. 128 pages.

August 8, 2017

Hamilton Day CalendarHamilton 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
(Universe Publishing - Calendar)
Features 365 days of historical dates, excerpts from Hamilton's own writings, and lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda's score.

Hamilton Wall CalendarHamilton 2018 Wall Calendar
(Universe Publishing - wall calendar)
Features photos of the Hamilton original cast, by Josh Lehrer, lyrics from the show, and important historical dates.

August 10, 2017

Rylance GlobeShakespeare in the Theatre: Mark Rylance at the Globe
(Bloomsbury Arden - Paperback Book)
By Stephen Purcell. Explores the Globe Theatre's first decade of productions under the leadership of Sir Mark Rylance. Material from the theatre's archive, interviews with Globe practitioners, and Rylance's own personal archive. Concludes with an in-depth interview with Rylance himself. 272 pages.

August 11, 2017

The View UpStairsThe View UpStairs
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Max Vernon. Jeremy Pope, Taylor Frey, Nathan Lee Graham, Frenchie Davis, Benjamin Howes, Michael Longoria, Ben Mayne, Nancy Ticotin, Randy Redd, Richard E. Waits, Anthony Alfaro, and April Ortiz. In addition to Amazon, also at

August 15, 2017

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Paula Vogel play, on Broadway in 2017. 112 pages.

RSC 2018 CalendarRoyal Shakespeare Company - Angus McBean Wall Calendar 2018 (Art Calendar)
(Flame Tree Publishing - wall calendar)
Photography by Angus McBean. Iconic photographs from plays, including Laurence Olivier as Malvolio in Twelfth Night; Vanessa Redgrave as Rosalind in As You Like It; and Vivien Leigh as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views. [waiting for preorders.]

August 22, 2017

Richard MaxwellRichard Maxwell and New York City Players: The Theater Years
(Westreich Wagner / Greene Naftali - Paperback Book)
The plays of New York–based experimental theater director and playwright Richard Maxwell. 224 pages.

August 29, 2017

Daphne's Dive
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Produced at Signature Theatre in 2016. 96 pages.

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.

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

September 5, 2017

Broadway General ManagerBroadway General Manager: Demystifying the Most Important and Least Understood Role in Show Business
(Allworth Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By veteran general manager Peter Bogyo. Glimpse into the world of theatrical general management. Laced with humorous insights and personal anecdotes. Examines actual production and operating budgets for a Broadway show and offers analysis of real contracts. Also: How to get started as a general manager; Negotiating contracts; How the producing entity functions; Programming the box office; The issues related to hiring employees; Binding insurance; Financial overview; Maintaining the run of a show; What to do when sales start to slump; Closing a show.

September 12, 2017

American Theatre WingThe American Theatre Wing, an Oral History: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
By Patrick Pacheco. Coffee-table book celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the American Theatre Wing. Untold lore and never-before-seen photos ... traces the American Theatre Wing as a defender of the country's most romantic ideals through two world wars, presciently establishing an interracial policy at the Stage Door Canteen despite being denounced from the well of the United States Senate. Artists from Broadway, Off Broadway, and regional theater tell their own stories in the book, including Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Harold Prince, Neil Patrick Harris, James Corden, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. 248 pages.

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

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

September 19, 2017

Do Re Mi bookBroadway Baby: Do Re Mi: An illustrated sing-along to The Sound of Music
(Walter Foster Jr. - Board Book)
First title in the Broadway Baby series for pre-schoolers. Pairs the famous lyrics with illustrations by Miriam Bos.

My Favorite ThingsBroadway Baby: My Favorite Things: An illustrated sing-along to The Sound of Music
(Walter Foster Jr. - Board Book)
Pairs the famous lyrics with illustrations by Daniel Roode.

September 2017, release date unknown

Barnum BackersBarnum Backer's Audition
(Harbinger/Naxos - new on CD)
1980 backer's audition recording, as presented by the authors, for Barnum. Music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Michael Stewart. Recorded live on New York's Upper East Side in the apartment of Maurice and Lois Rosenfield. "Introduction," "Come Follow the Band," "There Is a Sucker Born Every Minute," "The Colors of My Life," "Now You See It, Now You Don't," "One Brick at a Time," "I Like Your Style," "Bigger Isn't Better," "Love Makes Such Fools of Us All," "Out There," "At Least I Tried," "The Prince of Humburg," "Black and White," "Join the Circus," "Thank God I'm Old." 10-page booklet includes background and photos. Produced by Ken Bloom. Part of the Harbinger Records/Musical Theater Project Songwriter Showcase Series.

Kid VictoryKid Victory original Off-Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Vineyard Theatre cast recording of score by John Kander and Greg Pierce. Original cast includes Ann Arvia, Joel Blum, Laura Darrell, Jeffry Denman, Brandon Flynn, Daniel Jenkins, Dee Roscioli, Karen Ziemba and Blake Zolfo. To be recorded March 20. Produced by Michael Croiter. Amazon link to come. Currently at

October 3, 2017

The Cherry Orchard (Stephen Karma adaptation)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Stephen Karam's (The Humans) adaptation of Chekhov's play. Produced in 2016 by Roundabout Theatre.

The Detroit Project: Three Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Plays by Dominique Morisseau. Detroit '67, Paradise Blue and Skeleton Crew. 240 pages.

Life Is Like a MusicalLife Is Like a Musical: How Broadway Can Help You Live Your Best Life
(Running Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By book author and Broadway dancer Tim Federle. Features 50 tips and anecdotes, with chapters such as "Let Someone Else Take a Bow," "Dance Like Everyone's Watching," and "Save the Drama for the Stage." 224 pages.

M. Butterfly: Broadway Tie-In Edition
(Plume - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by David Hwang, returning to Broadway in October 2017. 124 pages.

October 17, 2017

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

William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016
(Mint Museum - Hardcover Book)
Rebecca Elliot, Peter Marks, Annie Carlano (editor). A review of the illustrious career of costume designer William Ivey Long and an analysis of his work. Illustrations of his sketches, fabric swatches, and costume designs; discussion of the productions brought to life by his award-winning costumes.

November 6, 2017

New Broadway Fake BookThe New Broadway Fake Book
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
New collection features over 600 Broadway songs arranged with melody, lyrics and chords for C instruments. 696 pages.

November 14, 2017

Balancing ActsBalancing Acts: Behind the Scenes at London's National Theatre
(Knopf - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD (August 4)/Audible Edition)
By Nicholas Hytner (Artistic Director of London's National Theatre from 2003-2015). Detailed behind-the-scenes look at Hytner's creative process ... he writes insightfully about the actors and playwrights he's worked with: Derek Jacobi, Richard Griffiths, Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Harold Pinter, and Tom Stoppard among them. Not only a memoir but a gathering of illuminating notes on the art of directing and a thoughtful meditation on the purpose of theater. 352 pages. Audibokk readers are by Nicholas Hytner, Simon Russell Beale, Samuel Barnett, and Deborah Findlay. Audible release is May 4, 2017. Audible free 30-day trial with two free audiobooks, plus one more after the trial.

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by César Alvarez. 96 pages.

December 12, 2017

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.

January 2, 2018

Kung FuKung Fu
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play about Bruce Lee by David Henry Hwang. Premiered at Signature Theatre (NY) in 2014. 112 pages.

March 6, 2018

The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America
(Bloomsbury USA - Hardcover Book)
By Isaac Butler and Dan Kois. Expanded version of oral history of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, originally published at Newly published material to include "delving into Ivo Van Hove's radical reimagining of the show, exploring the Signature [Theatre] production, greatly expanding the section on the two UK productions, covering the National revival next year, and exploring two particularly controversial productions (one in North Carolina, one in Washington, D.C.) that got swept up in the culture wars of the 1990s." 304 pages.

March 27, 2018

Failing Up: How to Rise Above, Do Better, and Never Stop Learning
(Feiwel & Friends - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton). "Written in the style of a commencement speech, Failing Up brings together what Leslie has learned in life so far, tapping into universal themes of starting something new, following your passions, discovering your own potential, and surrounding yourself with the right people." 192 pages.

May 1, 2020

Sondheim The Man Who Changed Musical TheaterSondheim: The Man Who Changed Musical Theater
(Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Susan Goldman Rubin. 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.

Book of comedic essays by Laura Benanti
(St. Martin's Press - new book)
Release date unknown.

Ernest ShackletonErnest Shackleton Loves Me
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of score by Brendan Milburn (music) and Val Vigoda (lyrics). Starring Val Vigoda (Striking 12) and charismatic Wade McCollum. Music direction and orchestrations by Ryan O'Connell. Fall 2017 release expected.

(Warner Music Group - new on CD)
Live New York Theatre Workshop cast recording of Anaïs Mitchell's score. Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Lulu Fall, Amber Grey, Patrick Page, Jessie Shelton, Chris Sullivan, Shaina Taub. Arrangements and orchestrations by Michael Chorney; and co-arrangements & orchestrations and music supervision by Todd Sickafoose. Recorded June 28 and June 29. 4-song EP release in October 2017.

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

Hamilton Mixtape Vol. 2
(new on CD/digital)
“The Schuyler Sisters” and other songs with contemporary pop start treatment.

Harbinger 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; Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt: Hidden Treasures; Sidney Myer Live! DVD o-production with the Mabel Mercer Foundation.

Karen Olivo solo album
Album with musical a "theatre repertoire, but with a completely different spin." Release date unknown.

Rodgers and Hammerstein II biography
(Henry Holt)
By Todd S. Purdum. To be published in 2018.

Ruthless! The Musical
(Caroline Records - new on CD)
New Off-Broadway cast.

The SpongeBob Musical
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Cast recording for Nickelodeon musical. Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee, Nick Blaemire, Lilli Cooper, Carlos Lopez, Danny Skinner, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, Jesse JP Johnson, L'ogan J'ones, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Mark Ledbetter, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, JC Schuster, Allysa Shorte, Jacob Smith, Abby C. Smith, Jason Michael Snow, and Allan K. Washington. Original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Orchestrations, arrangements and music supervision by Tom Kitt. Recorded August 2016.

Sunday in the Park with George revival cast
(Warner Music Group - new on CD)
2017 Broadway revival cast recording of Stephen Sondheim score. Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford, Brooks Ashmanskas, Jenni Barber, Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Mattea Conforti, Erin Davie, Claybourne Elder, Tony Award nominee Penny Fuller, Jordan Gelber, Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard, Liz McCartney, Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles, Ashley Park, Jennifer Sanchez, David Turner, Max Chernin, MaryAnn Hu, Tony Award nominee Michael McElroy, Jaime Rosenstein, Laura Irion, Julie Foldesi, and Andrew Kober. Produced and mixed by Bart Migal. Recording date late April 2017. Summer 2017 release expected.

-- Sound Advice Staff

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