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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases


Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 2/11/14

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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Earlier recaps:

February 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013


CDs Now Available:

Big Fish OBC Recording
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Score by Andrew Lippa. Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert, Krystal Joy Brown, Anthony Pierini and Zachary Unger, Ryan Andes, Ben Crawford and Brad Oscar, JC Montgomery, Ciara Renée, Kirsten Scott, Sarrah Strimel, Preston Truman Boyd, Bree Branker, Alex Brightman, Joshua Buscher, Robin Campbell, Bryn Dowling, Jason Lee Garrett, Leah Hofmann, Synthia Link, Angie Schworer, Lara Seibert, Tally Sessions, Cary Tedder and Ashley Yeater. Produced by Andrew Lippa and Michael Croiter. "Prologue," "Be The Hero," "The Witch," "Stranger," "Two Men In My Life," "Out There On The Road," "Little Lamb From Alabama," "Time Stops," "Closer To Her," "Daffodils," "Red, White and True," "Fight The Dragons," "Showdown," "I Don't Need A Roof," "Start Over," "What's Next," "How It Ends," "The Procession," "Be The Hero —Reprise," "This River Between Us" (Bonus Track), "Magic in the Man" (Digital Only Bonus Track).

Cinerama Holiday Soundtrack
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
1955 released "Cinerama Holiday" original soundtrack, first time on CD. Re-mixed from the movie audio tapes with music from the studio recording issued on the LP. Morton Gould score. Track details at www.sepiarecords.com.

Joe Settineri: Beyond Your Control
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Singer/songwriter/actor. "Beyond Your Control," "'Til the End," "To Win Your Love," "Sidewalk Song," "The Day You Came (And Went Away)," "Free Broken Heart," "Sweet Summer Rain," "Anywhere but There," "Wish I Was You."," "Little Big Lies."

The Karl Marx Play
(new on CD/mp3)
Play by Rochelle Owens and Galt MacDermot. Presented in 1973 by Wynn Handman and the American Place Theater before touring Europe. Ralph Carter, Phyllis Newman, Harold Gould, Jaime Sanchez, Norman Matlock, Linda Mulrean, Louie Piday and Linda Swenson. "Overture," "My Knees Are Weak," "Tavern Scene," "Hello, Hello," "Jenny Von Westphalen," "So I Give You," "Dying Child," "Jenny Is Like an Angel," "Musical Interlude," "Pretty Woman," "Tempting Salome," "It's Me They Talk About," "He Eats," "Red Leather Wristwatch," "Holy Mystery," "Baby Johann," "Comes the Revolution," "Ya Ta Ta," "We Doubt You, Papa," "The Hand of Fate," "Finale: World Creation." Samples, individual tracks, CD and digital album at CD Baby.

Li'l Abner Soundtrack
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/mp3/iTunes)
First time on CD. Peter Palmer, Stubby Kaye, Julie Newmar, Joe E. Marks. Nelson Riddle adapted and conducted the Gene de Paul/Johnny Mercer score. Choral arrangements by Joseph J. Lilley. Also available at MasterworksBroadway.com

Murder for Two Original Cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of Joe Kinosian (music) and Kellen Blair (lyrics) score. Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback. "Prelude," "Waiting in the Dark," "Protocol Says," Dahlia Whitney, "A Perfectly Lovely Surprise," Murray and Barb Flandon," "It Was Her," Timmy, Yonkers, and Skid, "A Lot Woise," Steph Whitney, "He Needs a Partner," Barrette Lewis, "So What If I Did?," "A Friend Like You," Henry Vivaldi, "Process of Elimination," "Steppin' Out of the Shadows," "Finale (He Needs a Partner / Protocol Says)," "Finale Ultimo (A Friend Like You)." Produced by Joel Moss. Kurt Deutsch executive producer. Released 1/14/14 on mp3 with digital booklet and iTunes.

A Night With Janis Joplin
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
OBC recording. Mary Bridget Davies, Taprena Michelle Augustine, de'Adre Aziza, Nikki Kimbrough, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Allison Blackwell. "Tell Mama," "Maybe (Chantels)," "Summertime," "Turtle Blues," "Down On Me," "Piece Of My Heart," "Today I Sing The Blues," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out," "Spirit In The Dark," "Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)," "Maybe," "Little Girl Blue," "Cry Baby," "Kozmic Blues/I Shall Be Released Medley," "Me And Bobby McGee," "Ball And Chain," "Stay With Me," "I'm Gonna Rock My Way To Heaven" (previously unrecorded), "Mercedes Benz." Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes.

Privates on Parade OLC
(Stage Door Records - new on import CD)
Olivier Awarding winning 1977 musical comedy by Peter Nichols and Denis King. Digitally remastered from original tapes. Original Royal Shakespeare cast Ben Cross, David Daker, Ian Gelder, Nigel Hawthorne, Simon Jones, Neil McCaul, Joe Melia, Denis Quilley, Richard Rees, Emma Williams, Tim Wylton. "Overture," "S.A.D.U.S.E.A- The Company," "The Movie To End Them All," "The Little Things We Used To Do," "Black Velvet," "Better Far Than Sitting This Life Out," "The Prince Of Peace," "Could You Please Inform Us," "Privates On Parade," "The Latin American Way," "Sunnyside Lane," "Sunnyside Lane" (Reprise), "Play Off." Also available directly from the U.K. at Dress Circle
and StageDoorRecords.com

Samson and Delilah (2014 Concept Recording)
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3)
Music and lyrics by Ron Yatter, former William Morris agent. Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo. "When Samson Is Here," "The Apple of My Eye," "Who Are You?," "My Secret Pact," "We Soar Through The Stars In The Sky," "The Fire of Life," "Oh The Price They Will Pay," "My Revenge," "Let This Night Go On Forever," "Blinded and Broken," "Show Me The Way To The Light," "Still My Only Love."

Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Anthology
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley with Harold Arlen, Ray Eberle, Betty Hutton, Marion Hutton, Robert Young and featuring the orchestras of Tommy Dorsey, Vince Lopez, Frankie Masters, Glenn Miller, Meredith Willson, Victor Young. Songs from the movie (and some dropped) recorded by Judy Garland, Harold Arlen and popular performers of the day. Most were made to promote the movie on "live" radio broadcasts, etc. The "Maxwell House Good News" radio show featuring Garland and other members of the cast plus Harold Arlen. (complete show released on CD by Jass Records in 1992), the Decca album of songs from the film, not previously on CD, with Judy and The Ken Darby Singers, and "pop" singles of the day by Glenn Miller's Band, Betty Hutton ("The Jitterbug"), excerpts from the film soundtrack, and more. Four versions of "Over the Rainbow," performed by Judy Garland: movie version, a "live" version, a "pop" version and one with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra recorded to sell government war bonds. Orchestras provide big band dance versions of songs from the film. 23 tracks. For track details, see www.sepiarecords.com.


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Travis Moser: Danglin'
(new digital single at CD Baby/iTunes)
Cabaret performer sings the Maury Yeston song. Musical director and accompanist Steven Silverstein.

In Trousers Original Off-Broadway Cast Digital
(Original Cast Records - new digital album at CD Baby/iTunes)
William Finn score. Chip Zien, Alison Fraser, Mary Testa, Joanna Green. "Marvin's Giddy Seizures," "How the Body Falls Apart / Your Lips and Me," "My High School Sweetheart," "Set Those Sails," "My Chance to Survive the Night," "I Am Wearing a Hat (Marvin Takes a Wife)," "How Marvin Eats His Breakfast," "A Breakfast Over Sugar," "Whizzer Going Down," "High School Ladies At 5 O'Clock / The Rape of Miss Goldberg By Marvin," "The Nausea Before the Game / Love Me for What I Am," "Michael's Final Words from How America Got Its Name / Your Lips and Me (Reprise)," "Marvin Takes a Victory Shower," "Another Sleepless Night," "In Trousers (The Dream)," "I'm Breaking Down" (Bonus Track). Orchestrations by Michael Starobin. Samples, individual tracks, and digital album at CD Baby.

iTunes links now available for:

The Baker's Wife
(Original Cast Records - mp3 album/iTunes)
Digital version of 1976 recording of Stephen Schwartz score, remastered. Patti LuPone, Paul Sorvino, Kurt Peterson and Teri Ralston. "Chanson," "Merci, Madame," "Gifts of Love," "Proud Lady," "Serenade," "Meadowlark," "Any-Day-Now Day," "Endless Delights," "If I Have to Live Alone," "Where Is the Warmth?," "Finale (Gifts of Love)." Samples, tracks and digital album at CD Baby.

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook
(Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs/iTunes Vol 1 & iTunes Vol 2)
January 28, 2013, concert of healing for the Newtown community where composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway came together with over 300 students from several Newtown dance groups, the Sandy Hook School 3rd and 4th grades and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir. Disc 1: "Seasons of Love" (Robin De Jesus, Ashley Blanchet and From Broadway With Love chorus), "Sandy Hook Elementary School Song" (Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School), "Beautiful City" (Stephen Schwartz), "Defying Gravity" (Julia Murney with Stephen Schwartz on piano), "On The Atchison, Topeka and The Santa Fe" (Christine Ebersole), "Funny/The Duck Joke" (Janet Metz & Richard Kind), "I Wan'na Be Like You" (Richard Kind), "Ol' Man River" (Phillip Boykin with Jeffrey Saver at the piano), "Still" (Brett Boles, From Broadway With Love Chorus), "When You're Good to Mama" (Mary Testa), "Finishing the Hat" (Michael Cerveris), "Sunday" (Michael Cerveris, Newtown High School Chamber Choir and From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Somewhere" (Newtown High School Chamber Choir), "Raise Your Voice" (members of the Broadway and Touring Cast of Sister Act). Disc 2: "Just One Person" (Sesame Street Performers & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Blue Suede Shoes / Brown Eyed Handsome Man / I Hear You Knockin" (members of the Broadway cast of Million Dollar Quartet featuring Lee Rocker on Bass), "I'm a Believer" (Micky Dolenz & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Good Morning Baltimore" (Nikki Blonsky & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Marc Shaiman at the piano), "You Can't Stop the Beat" (Nikki Blonsky, Brooke Tansley, Micky Dolenz, Capathia Jenkins & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Marc Shaiman at the piano), "Sing" (Paul Scott Goodman & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "The Impossible Dream" (Brian Stokes Mitchell), "Finding Wonderland" (Capathia Jenkins & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Frank Wildhorn at the piano), "If I Had My Way" (Linda Eder & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Frank Wildhorn at the piano), "One Voice" (From Broadway With Love Company & Students From Sandy Hook Elementary School)


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Chicago: Diamond Edition
(Lionsgate - new Blu-ray/DVD set)
New transfer of 2002 film version of Kander & Ebb musical. Directed by Rob Marshall. Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs, John C. Reilly, and Dominic West. Special features include: new 2 hour 20 minute Chicago in the Spotlight retrospective documentary with cast and crew; nine extended musical selections, audio commentary with Marshall and screenwriter Bill Condon; deleted musical number "Class" performed by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah; From Stage to Screen: The History of Chicago featurette. New English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD audio track.

Great Expectations
(Beckman Unicorn/SpectiCast - new on all-region DVD)
Dickens novel adapted for the stage by Graham McClaren. Jack Ellis, Chris Ellison, Paula Wilcox, Paul Nivison, Grace Rowe, Taylor Jay-Davies. Includes bonus interviews with director Graham McLaren, Jo Clifford, Gregory Nash, Lucinda Dickens-Hawksley, and actor Simon Callow. Amazon exclusive. Filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London in February 2013.

The Jungle Book (Two-Disc Diamond Edition: Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy)
(Disney - new Blu-Ray set)
1967 animated musical film based on Rudyard Kipling stories. Voices Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Bruce Reitherman, J. Pat O'Malley, Sterling Holloway, Clint Howard. Songs by Robert Sherman & Richard Sherman ("The Bare Necessities," "I Wanna Be Like You," "The Abba Dabba Honeymoon"), instrumental score by George Bruns. 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround, the original theatrical audio mix. Bonuses: introductions by Diane Disney Miller and Richard M. Sherman; alternate ending: "Mowgli and The Hunter"; @DisneyAnimation: "Sparking Creativity"; "Music, Memories & Mowgli: A Conversation with Richard M. Sherman, Diane Disney Miller and Floyd Norman"; Disney intermission: "Bear-E-Oke" hosted by Baloo; Bear-E-Oke Sing A Long; "I Wanna Be Like You: Hangin' Out At Disney's Animal Kingdom"; and all the classic bonus features included in the original DVD release.


BOOKs Now Available:

Act One: An Autobiography
(St. Martin's Griffin - Paperback Book/ebook)
Reissue of Moss Hart autobiography, newly re-set. Foreword by Christopher Hart and a jacket featuring James McMullan's (Lincoln Center) poster art.

The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical
(Rutgers Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Warren Hoffman. Examines "the racial politics, content, and subtexts that have haunted musicals for almost one hundred years from Show Boat (1927) to The Scottsboro Boys (2011)" and "the thematic content of the Broadway musical and considers how musicals work on a structural level, allowing them to simultaneously present and hide their racial agendas in plain view of their audiences."


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Barry Manilow: Night Songs
(10 Spot - new on CD)
"I Fall In Love Too Easily," "Alone Together," "Blame It On My Youth," "I Get Along Without You Very Well," "You re Getting To Be A Habit With Me," "It Amazes Me," "But Not For Me," "It s A New World," "While We re Young," "You Don t Know What Love Is," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive," "My One And Only Love," "I ve Never Been In Love Before," "I Walk A Little Faster," "Here s That Rainy Day," "Some Other Time."

Billy's Back on Broadway
(Concord - new on CD)
Billy Porter.

The Essential Doris Day
(Sony/Legacy - new on 2 CDs)
Anthology of recordings from 1940s-1960s.

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman score. Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lisa O'Hare, Lauren Worsham, Pamela Bob, Joanna Glushak, Eddie Korbich, Jeff Kready, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Price Waldman, Catherine Walker and Jane Carr. Recording date 1/13/14.

Jeepers Creepers - Great Songs From Horror Films
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Singers include Brent Barrett, Katherine Helmond, Judy Kaye, Rebecca Luker, Remy Zaken, Lynnette Perry, Alison Fraser, Tami Tappan, Jason Graae, Christiane Noll, Michelle Nicastro, Sharon McNight. Track list and ordering information at Kritzerland.com.

Lena on the Blue Side & Bonus Tracks
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
1962 album featuring mainly blues inspired songs from the Great American Songbook. Arranged and conducted by Marty Gold. Also, ten bonus tracks from Lena Horne's single releases, all making their CD debut, including four songs Jamaica recorded with Neal Hefti and his orchestra not included on the Broadway cast album. "Paradise," "The Rules of the Road," "Darn That Dream," "I Wanna Be Loved," "I Hadn't Anyone Till You," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "It's a Lonesome Old Town," "I'm Through With Love," "What'll I Do," "It Might As Well Be Spring," "They Didn't Believe Me," " As You Desire Me," "Sweet Thing," "That Old Feeling," "Ain't It De Truth," "Take It Slow, Joe," "Cocoanut Sweet," "Push De Button," "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," "You'd Better Know It," "Where Is Love?," "Come on Strong."

Tennessee Williams: Words and Music - Alison Fraser
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Alison Fraser, based on her concert show. "... the soundtrack of Tennessee Williams's life" with songs and text from Williams' play. Created by David Kaplan. Recorded at The Music Shed in New Orleans.

Time For Judy Canova: The Rare Recordings 1928 - 1962
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
27 rare tracks first time on CD, by the vaudeville, Broadway, radio and film comedienne-actress-singer. "The Frog Went a-Courtin'," "Hannah My Love ," "Pore Little Thing Cried Mammy," "Smarty Pants," "St. Louis Blues," "Down the Alley And Over the Fence," "Time for Jookin'," "Is It True?," "Some One," "Good Night Soldier," "A Tiny Little Voice," "You Don't Have to Say You're Sorry," "Stars And Stripes on Iwo Jima," "You Stole My Heart," "It Couldn't Be True," "My Fickle Eye," "Apple on a Stick," "Go to Sleepy, Little Baby," "No Vacancy," "I Ain't Got Nobody," "Twenty Five Chickens, Thirty Five Cows," "Never Trust a Man," "No Letter Today," "Bananas Ain't Got No Bonies," "Out on the Plains," "Fiddle Around," "Mr. Heartache And Mr. Blue."

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? OBC
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - 2 CD-Rs/mp3)
Broadway production of Edward Albee play. First time on CD. Arthur Hill, Uta Hagen, George Grizzard and Melinda Dillon. Available at MasterworksBroadway.com February 18, then ArkivMusic.com CD-R and digital March 18.


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