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CDs Now Available:
Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962
(Sony Legacy - on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck. The complete performance, released for the first time. White House Seminar American Jazz Concert, held on August 28, 1962, thrown by John F. Kennedy for White House interns. At the Sylvan Theater. "Introduction," "Take Five," "Band Introduction," "Nomad," "Thank You (Dziekuje)," "Castilian Blues," "Introduction," "Just In Time," "Small World," "Make Someone Happy," "Rags To Riches," "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)," "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," "Lullaby Of Broadway," "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)," "That Old Black Magic," "There Will Never Be Another You."
Kinky Boots OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
OBC recording of 2013 show with Cyndi Lauper score. Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Annaleigh Ashford, Celina Carvajal, Marcus Neville, Daniel Stewart Sherman. "Price & Son Theme / The Most Beautiful Thing in the World," "Take What You Got," "The Land of Lola," "Charlie's Soliloquy," "Step One," "Sex Is In The Heel," "The History of Wrong Guys," "I'm Not My Father's Son," "Everybody Say Yeah," "What A Woman Wants," "In This Corner," "Charlie's Soliloquy Reprise," "The Soul of a Man," "Hold Me in Your Heart," "Raise You Up / Just Be."
Mark Nadler: I'm a Stranger Here Myself
(new on CD/mp3)
York Theatre production of Mark Nadler's Off-Broadway show featuring music by composers of the Weimar Republic and music inspired by those songwriters. "I May Never Go Home Anymore / Come a-Wandering With Me," "Oh, How We Wish That We Were Kids Again," "Bilbao Song," "La Bohème," "Je Ne T'aime Pas/I'm a Stranger Here Myself," "Schickelgruber," "J'attends Un Navire," "Oh, Just Suppose," "The Lavender Song," "Eine Kleine Sehnsucht," "Ich Weib Nicht Zu Wem Ich Gehöre/By Myself," "My Ship." Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby.
(Yellow Sound - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
World premiere cast recording. Julia Jordan score. Played Manhattan Theatre Club in 2012 and opens May 2013 at Union Square Theatre. Original cast members John Ellison Conlee, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Karen Olivo and Will Swenson. Produced by Michael Croiter. 39 tracks (listed at Amazon).
Natürlich Blond - Gesamtaufnahme Live
(Hitsquad Records - new on 2 CDs)
Legally Blonde. MP3 to be released June 7.
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
Annie Revival Cast recording Digital
(Shout Factory! - new mp3/iTunes)
Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin score. Recorded March 3, 4 at the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios. Katie Finneran, Anthony Warlow, Lilla Crawford, Brynn O'Malley, Clarke Thorell, J. Elaine Marcos (plus Jane Lynch on bonus tracks). "Overture," "Maybe," "It's the Hard Knock Life," "It's the Hard Knock Life (reprise)," "Tomorrow," "We'd Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover," "Little Girls," "Little Girls (reprise)," "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here," "N.Y.C.," "Easy Street," "You Won't Be an Orphan For Long / Act One Finale," "Entr'acte / Maybe (reprise)," "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile," "Easy Street (reprise)," "Tomorrow (reprise)," "Something Was Missing," "Annie / We Got Annie," "I Don't Need Anything But You," "Maybe (reprise)," "A New Deal for Christmas," "Bows." Bonus tracks with Jane Lynch: "Little Girls," "Little Girls (reprise)," "Easy Street." CD version to be released June 18.
This Time: Lindsay Mendez and Marco Paguia Digital
Lindsay Mendez (Dogfight) vocals, Marco Paguia (Peter and the Starcatcher) on piano. Reimagined pop songs accompanied by a jazz piano trio. Pete Donovan on bass, Tommy crane on drums. "Them Changes," "Us," "No One," "Washing of the Water," "Fast As You Can," "Money," "Eleanor Rigby," "Lilac Wine," "A Case of You," "Freedom of the Road," "Sittin' in the Middle." CD version sold at the Gershwin Theatre.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
Jeanette MacDonald in Performance: Princess of Opera & Operetta-The Voice of Firestone
(Kultur - new on DVD)
Voice of Firestone telecast of November 13, 1950 with Jeanette MacDonald (her television debut). 30 minutes.
BOOKs Now Available:
After the Revolution and 4,000 Miles: Two Plays by Amy Herzog
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Amy Herzog plays After the Revolution (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Playwrights Horizons; John Gassner Award nomination, Lilly Award) and 4,000 Miles (Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3, upcoming at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center).
The Applause Acting Series: One on One: Playing with a Purpose - Monologues for Kids 7-14
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Stephen Fife. 256 pages.
Mary Wickes: I Know I've Seen That Face Before
(Univ of Mississippi Press - Hardcover Book)
By Steve Taravella. Broadway and Hollywood star. Through "interviews with almost three hundred people, and by private correspondence from Ball, Davis, Day, and others ... includes scores of never-before-shared anecdotes about Hollywood and Broadway." 432 pages.
Strippers, Showgirls, and Sharks: A Very Opinionated History of the Broadway Musicals That Did Not Win the Tony Award
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Peter Filichia "chronicles the history of the American musical by looking at those shows that did not win the Tony Award for Best Musical." 288 pages.
Teach Yourself Accents - The British Isles: A Handbook for Young Actors and Speakers
(Limelight Editions - Paperback Book & CD)
By Robert Blumenfeld. Easy-to-use manual of clear, cogent advice and information. Contemporary monologues and scenes for two are included, plus a CD with extensive practice exercises. 112 pages.
Theatre World 68: 2011-2012
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
Ben Hodges, Scott Denny editors. Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and regional theater seasons complete with cast listings, replacements, producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, plot synopses, plus obituaries, longest-running listings, awards, and photos.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
At Long Last Love
(Twilight Time - new on Blu-Ray)
1975 flop musical film. Cole Porter songs sung live by Cybil Shepard, Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn, Eileen Brennan, and others.
Pippin New Broadway Cast recording Digital
(Ghostlight Records - new mp3)
Score from Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz musical. Recorded April 29. Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller, Andrea Martin, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d'Amboise, Erik Altemus, Andrew Cekala, Rachel Bay Jones. New orchestrations by Larry Hochman. Charlie Alterman musical director. To include previously unrecorded material. Album produced by Stephen Schwartz and Kurt Deutsch. CD to be released July 9.
Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson OBC Recording
(Shout Factory - new on CD)
Recorded February 1. Cast includes Carolee Carmello, Candy Buckley, Edward Watts, Roz Ryan, Andrew Samonsky, Nick Cartell, Joseph Dellger, Erica Dorfler, Carlos L. Encinias, Hannah Florence, Corey Greenan, Benjamin Howes, Karen Hyland, Elizabeth Ward Land, Alison Luff, Jess Nager, Sam Strasfeld, Betsy Struxness, Billie Wildrick, Dan'yelle Williamson, Matt Wolfe and George Hearn. 22 tracks listed at Amazon.
Smash: Season Two DVD
(Universal Studios - on 4 DVDs)
Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing, Christian Borle, Jack Davenport, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus. Guest stars include Jennifer Hudson, Liza Minnelli, Sean Hayes, Bernadette Peters. 17 episodes plus never-before-seen bonus content including deleted scenes and more.
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Moved to 6/18:
Patty Duke: Don't Just Stand There/ Patty
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1965 and 1966 albums by Patty Duke plus bonus track. "Don't Just Stand There," "Why Don't They Understand," "Downtown," "Danke Schoen," "Everything But Love," "A World Without Love," "Say Something Funny," "Too Young," "What The World Needs Now Is Love," "Save Your Heart For Me," "Ribbons & Roses," "The End Of The World," "Funny Little Butterflies," "Lonely Little In Between," "The World Is Watching Us," "Yesterday," "All Through The Day," "Whenever She Holds You," "Little Things Mean A Lot," "One Kiss Away," "I Love How You Love Me," "Sure Gonna Miss Him," "All I Have To Do Is Dream," "Nothing But You." Liner notes with photos and quotes.
Patty Duke: Sings Songs from Valley of the Dolls/ Sings Folk Songs
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1967 album plus never released 1968 album of folk songs. Remastered from original tapes. Liner notes include photos and quotes from Duke. "It's Impossible," "Come Live With Me," "Give A Little More," "I'll Plant My Own Tree," "Theme From Valley Of The Dolls," "My Own Little Place," "Half-Hearted Kisses," "Roses Are Red," "A Million Things To Do," "Forever Yours," "Learn To Live With Your Heartbreak," "I Want Your Love," "Colors," "The Cruel War," "The Best Is Yet To Come," "And We Were Strangers," "Puff The Magic Dragon," "The Bells Of Rhymney," "Time To Move On," "Donna, Donna," "Shine For Me," "The Housewife's Lament," "Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye," "Blowin' In The Wind."