March 11, 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013
CDs Now Available:
Brigadoon / Kiss Me, Kate
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - CD-R/mp3)
From the television broadcasts. 1966 Brigadoon (Lerner & Loewe): with Rhys Williams, Thomas Carlisle, Marilyn Mason, Peter Falk, Robert Goulet, Sally Ann Howes, Finlay Currie, Edward Villella, Linda Howe; Conductor Irwin Kostal; "Overture," "Brigadoon," "Almost Like Being In Love," "McConnachy Square," "From This Day On," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," "The Heather on the Hill," "Waiting for My Dearie," "I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean," "There But for You Go I," "Brigadoon (Reprise)." 1968 Kiss Me Kate (Cole Porter): with Michael Callan, Jules Munshin, Jessica Walter, Robert Goulet, Carol Lawrence, Russell Nype, Marty Ingels, Tony Hendra, Nick Ullett; Conductor Jack Elliott ; "Overture," "Another Op'nin', Another Show," "Why Can't You Behave," "Wunderbar," "So In Love," "We Open in Venice," "I Hate Men," "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua," "Tom, Dick or Harry," "Were Thine That Special Face," "Too Darn Hot," "So Kiss Me, Kate," "Where Is the Life That Late I Led," "Always True to You in My Fashion," "So In Love (Reprise)," "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," "I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple," "Finale." Available purchase at MasterworksBroadway.com now, ArkivMusic.com CD-R and digital March 25.
Going Up A Musical Farce in Three Acts
(Operetta Foundation - new on CD)
New studio cast recording of score for 1917 Broadway show. Music by Louis Hirsch, lyrics by Otto Hauerbach. Natalie Ballenger, Brian Maples, Elyse Marchant, Kristin Mellian, Robert Norman, Heather Reithmeier, Ryan Reithmeier, Ashley Seaton, Josh Shaw, Bryan Vickery. ACT I: "Overture," "Opening Chorus: Hello! Hello!," "I'll Bet You," "I Want a Boy (Who's Determined to Do What I Say)," "If You Look in Her Eyes," "Going Up," "Finale"; ACT II: "Entr'acte," "The Touch of a Woman's Hand," "Down! Up! Left! Right!," "Do It for Me," "Ev'rybody Ought to Know How to Do the Tickle Toe," "Kiss Me," "Scene: If You Look in Her Eyes," "Finale"; ACT III: "Entr'acte," "Opening Chorus: Hip Hooray," "There's a Brand New Hero," "Here's to the Two of You," "Front Scene: You Start to Sway," "Finale Ultimo"; BONUS SONGS by Irving Berlin: "Come Along to Toy Town," "When the Curtain Falls." Four-hand piano accompaniment by music director Adam Aceto and Patrick Johnson. Produced by Michael D. Miller. Available at OperettaFoundation.org.
Laurel Massé: Once in a Million Moons
(Ellkat Productions - new on CD)
Former member of Manhattan Transfer sings "Girlfriend of the Whirling Dervish," "Sweet and Slow," "Anyplace I Hang My Hat is Home," "My Ideal," "Small Fry," "My Blue Heaven," "Be My Love," "As Long as I Live," "La Vie en Rose," "Crazy," "I Wish I Were in Love Again," "Once in a Million Moons," "Hit the Road to Dreamland," "On My Way to You." Hubert "Tex" Arnold, Piano. Recorded at Ambient Recording, Stamford CT. Produced by Patrick McIntyre and Laurel Massé. CD available at CD Baby.
Symphonica: George Michael
(Island - new on CD)
Recorded during 2011-2012 tour. "new versions of old classics as well as new classics." "Through," "My Baby Just Cares For Me," "A Different Corner," "Praying For Time," "Let Her Down Easy," "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "Feeling Good," "John And Elvis Are Dead," "One More Try," "Cowboys and Angels," "Idol," "Brother Can You Spare A Dime," "Wild Is The Wind," "You've Changed." Produced by George Michael and Phil Ramone.
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. Released earlier at MasterworksBroadway.com.
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
13 Things About Ed Carpolotti 2013 Off Broadway Cast Digital release
(Harbinger Records - new mp3/iTunes)
Music by Barry Kleinbort; based on the play by Jeffrey Hatcher. Penny Fuller accompanied by Paul Greenwood (musical director).
The Happy Prince A Musical Fantasy
Digital release of 1975 studio cast recording of Ron Kaftel score. Tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.
Love on 42nd Street
(DLC Music - new on mp3/iTunes)
Original music by British composers Daniel and Laura Curtis performed by Broadway and West End stars. Lea Salonga, Samantha Barks, Simon Bowman, Sierra Boggess, John Owen-Jones, Ramin Karimloo, Katy Treharne and "Your Voice Competition" winner Kasia Howley. "Why Am I Falling?," "You Caught Me Off Guard," "Wished That I Could Call You," "Tell Me What Makes a Man," "What Love Is For," "No Time For Romance," "Now," "You Fixed My Broken Wings." Proceeds go to BBC Children in Need.
Maxine Sullivan: The Great Songs from the Cotton Club Parade Digital Release
(Harbinger Records - new mp3/at iTunes)
1984 Grammy Award nominee album; songs by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler. "Happy as the Day Is Long," "You Gave Me Ev'rything but Love," "As Long as I Live," "Raisin' the Rent," "Neath the Pale Cuban Moon," "I'll Wind," "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," "I Love a Parade," "Harlem Holiday," "Get Yourself a New Broom," "Stormy Weather," "In the Silence of the Night," "That's What I Hate About Love," "Primitive Prima Donna," "I've Got the World on a String."
Songs by Arthur Schwartz Digital Release
(Harbinger Records - new mp3/iTunes)
Bob Shaver and Laurel Shelby accompanied by the Art Wagner Quintet. "It's All Yours" (Stars in Your Eyes, "Oh, But I Do!" (The Time, the Place and the Girl), "I See Your Face Before Me" (Between the Devil), "You're a Natural" (Navy Blues), "If There Is Someone Lovelier than You" (Revenge with Music), "Loadin' Time" (At Home Abroad), "Alone Together" (Flying Colors), "Love Isn't Born" (Thank Your Lucky Stars), "By Myself" (Between the Devil), "This Is It" (Stars in Your Eyes). Arrangements by Art Wagner. Last in the Harbinger Walden Sessions series.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
(Disney - Blu-ray/DVD set & on DVD)
2013 animated musical film. Original score by Christophe Beck and original songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q). Voices by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds. Blu-ray extras The Making of Frozen; D'frosted: Disney's Journey From Hans Christian Andersen to Frozen; Breaking The Ice: The Real Making of Frozen; four deleted scenes with introduction by Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee; original theatrical short: Get A Horse; "Let It Go" music videos by Demi Lovato, Martina Stoessel & Marsha Milan Londoh; teaser trailer. [a 3D version will only be offered via a digital streaming service.]
Saving Mr. Banks Blu-ray
(Disney - new on Blu-Ray+Digital/DVD)
2013 film about the making of the musical film Mary Poppins. Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak. Bonuses: The Walt Disney Studios: From Poppins to Present tour with director John Lee Hancock; "Let's Go Fly a Kite," impromptu version with cast and crew on set during the last day of shooting, and deleted scenes. Some extras may be blu-ray only.
BOOKs Now Available:
Inside Act: How Ten Actors Made It - And You Can Too
(Hansen Publishing - Paperback Book)
By actor, director and educator Ken Womble. Interviews with Debra Monk, Eric Ladin, Krysta Rodriguez, Tony Yazbeck, James Earl, Gary Beach, John Tartaglia, Robert Clohessy, Jose Llana and Richard Portnow about the important career choices; and interviews with two of each actor's success team (agents, managers, directors, coaches) with analysis by the author.
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical The Applause Libretto Library
(Applause - Paperback Book)
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Aladdin OBC ?
(Disney - new on CD)
Menken/Ashman score; additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Details to come. [Amazon link is not confirmed; original release date was May.]
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical OBC Digital
(Ghostlight Records - new on iTunes)
Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen. produced by Jason Howland and Steve Sidwell, Kurt Deutsch is Executive Producer. "Overture," "So Far Away," "1650 Broadway Medley," "It Might as Well Rain Until September," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Happy Days Are Here Again," "Take Good Care of My Baby," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "He's Sure the Boy I Love," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Up on the Roof," "On Broadway," "The Locomotion," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," "One Fine Day," "Chains," "Walking in the Rain," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "Uptown," "It's Too Late," "You've Got a Friend," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Beautiful," "I Feel The Earth Move" + digital booklet. Those who pre-order on iTunes will receive a special advance track of Jessie Mueller's "Will You Love Me Tomorrow." Recorded 2/17/14. CD to be released May 13.
Diane Schuur: I Remember You (with love to Stan and Frank)
(Jazzheads - new on CD)
Jazz vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur tribute to Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra. "'S Wonderful," "Nice 'n' Easy," "Watch What Happens," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "How Insensitive," "Here's That Rainy Day," "Didn't We," "I Remember You," "I Get Along Without You Don't Worry Bout Me (medley)," "Second Time Around;," "For Once In My Life." With Alan Broadbent, Ben Wolfe, Ulysses Owens, Jr., Romero Lubambo, Roni Ben-Hur, and Joel Frahm. New arrangements by Alan Broadbent.
One Touch of Venus Studio Cast Recording
(JAY Records - new on 2 CDs)
Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash score for 1943 musical. Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett, Ron Raines, Victoria Clark, Judy Kaye, Lauren Worsham, Michael "Tuba" McKinsey. Complete score plus two cut songs: "Vive La Difference" and "Who Am I?." "Overture" (Introduction), "New Art Is True Art," "One Touch of Venus," "Venus Awakening," "Curtain Music" (Scene One), "How Much I Love You," "Venus Entrance 1," "Mrs. Moats Falls," "I'm a Stranger Here Myself," "Forty Minutes For Lunch" (Ballet), "Incidental Music," "West Wind," "Way Out West In Jersey," "Way Out West In Jersey" (Encore), "That's How I Am Sick of Love," "One Touch of Venus" (Reprise), "Venus Entrance 2," "Foolish Heart," "Foolish Heart Dance," "The Trouble With Women," "Gloria Disappears," "Speak Low," "Artist's Ball," "Doctor Crippen," "Entr'acte," "Very, Very, Very," "Very, Very, Very" (Encore), "Speak Low" (Reprise), "Catch Hatch," "That's Him," "Wooden Wedding," "Venus In Ozone Heights" (Ballet), "Baccanale," "Statue Returns," "Finaletto," "Vive le Differrence," "Who Am I?," "Love In a Mist." Original orchestrations by Kurt Weill. U.S. street date; will be available sooner at JayRecords.com. Previously released on iTunes.
Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Audiobook
(Simon & Schuster - AudioBook
Read by author Tim Federle (Better Nate Than Ever). Theatre-oriented young reader fiction.
The Light in the Piazza Vocal Score
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Adam Guettel score. Vocal score plus eight pages of facts about the show, a program note from Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas, principal vocal ranges and contents listing for each act. 240 pages.
Masked: The Life of Anna Leonowens, Schoolmistress at the Court of Siam
(Univ of Wisconsin Press - Hardcover Book)
By Alfred Habegger. Anna Leonowens, the subject of "Anna and the King of Siam" and Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I. "Draws on the archives of five continents and recent Thai-language scholarship to disclose the complex person behind the mask and the troubling facts behind the myth." 560 pages.
Tiny Kushner: Five One-Act Plays
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Flip Flop Fly!, Terminating or Sonnet LXXV or "Lass Meine Schmerzen Nicht Verloren Sein" or Ambivalence, East Coast Ode to Howard Jarvis: a little teleplay in tiny monologues, Dr. Arnold A. Hutschnecker in Paradise, and Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy.
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Added to May 19:
West Side Story Live with San Francisco Symphony Digital
(new digital release)
Live recording from June 27-July 2, 2013, symphony concerts with Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber, Jessica Vosk, Kevin Vortmann, Juliana Hansen, Cassie Simone, Louise Cornillez, Justin Keyes, Zach Ford, Chris Meissner, Louis Pardo, David Michael Laffey, Kelly Markgraf, Julia Bullock and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. CD to follow on June 10.
Added, tentative release date of May 27:
Rocky OBC recording
(Universal - new on CD)
Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens score. Cast includes Andy Karl, Margo Seibert, Terence Archie, and Dakin Matthews, Danny Mastrogiorgio. Recorded 3/17/14.