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CDs Now Available:
Diana Sheehan: Nobody's Hart
(Quiver & Bow Records - new CD-R)
"Manhattan," "Dancing On the Ceiling," "Why Can't I?," "This Can't Be Love/It's Got to Be Love/I Wish I Were in Love Again," "Where or When?," "Wait 'til You See Him/He Was Too Good to Me/Nobody's Heart," "Everything I've Got," "Small Hotel," "Maybe It's Me," "Mountain Greenery," "You're Nearer," "Where's That Rainbow?/Tree in the Park," "Thou Swell/I Could Write a Book," "With a Song in My Heart." Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby.
Finding Wonderland: by Amanda Poulson
Songs that "hat weave together stories of hoping, dreaming and believing in love." "Every Story Is a Love Story," "Once Upon a Time," "Storybook," "Taylor the Latte Boy," "Stars and the Moon," "Never Neverland (Fly Away)," "Over the Rainbow," "Beyond the Sea," "Meadowlark," "Finding Wonderland," "Nature Boy." Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby.
Hands on a Hardbody OBC Recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Original cast recording of Trey Anastasio/Amanda Green score. Keith Carradine, Allison Case, Hunter Foster, Jay Armstrong Johnson, David Larsen, Jacob Ming-Trent, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Mary Gordon Murray, Jim Newman, Connie Ray, Jon Rua, Keala Settle, Dale Soules, Scott Wakefield and William Youmans. "Human Drama Kind of Thing," "If I Had This Truck," "If She Don't Sleep," "My Problem Right There," "Alone With Me," "Burn That Bridge," "I'm Gone," ""Uncontrollable Laughter"," "Joy of the Lord," "Stronger," "Hunt with the Big Dogs," "Hands on a Hardbody," "Born in Laredo," "Alone with Me" (Reprise), "It's a Fix," "Used to Be," "It's a Fix" (Reprise), "God Answered My Prayers," "Joy of the Lord" (Reprise), "Keep Your Hands On It"; Bonus Track cut song: "The Tryers."
Mario Lanza: The Toast of Hollywood
(Sony Masterworks/TCM - on 2 CDs)
Disc One: "A Tenor at the Movies, covers the Hollywood years; and Disc Two: "A Tenor in Love," songs recorded for "The Mario Lanza Show" radio broadcasts in 1951 and 1952. 30 tracks in all, including the previously unreleased "Lolita," "Day in, Day Out," "'A vucchella," "I'll Never Love You," "I Love Thee."
Tom Sawyer A Ballet in Three Acts
(P.S. Classics - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
Score by Maury Yeston. Premiere recording. Martin West conducts the seventy-piece San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
Anton Chekhov - Uncle Vanya
(Kultur Video - on DVD)
1963 UK film (shown in the U.S. on television). Laurence Olivier production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya performed by the Chichester Festival Theatre. With Michael Redgrave as Vanya, Joan Plowright, Rosemary Harris, Max Adrian, Lewis Casson, Dame Sybil Thorndike. Directed by Stuart Burge. Constance Garnett translation. 106 minutes. Black & white.
Richard III; Martyr or Monster? The Shocking Truth behind Shakespeare's Bloody Tyrant
(Kultur Video - new on DVD)
Filmed in Great Britain. Written and presented by Bob Carruthers with interviews with leading historians and authorities on Shakespeare, specially filmed sequences from the play and historical reconstructions. 60 minutes.
Stravinsky - The Soldier's Tale
(Kultur Video - on DVD)
1964 film. A soldier sells his beloved violin (which contains his soul) to the devil in exchange for riches. Sir Robert Helpmann plays the eight different roles of the Devil's disguises, with Royal Ballet ballerina Svetlana Beriosova and Brian Phelan. Music by Igor Stravinsky. Libretto by C.F. Ramuz. Directed by Michael Birkett. 49 minutes.
BOOKs Now Available:
Creating Musical Theatre: Conversations with Broadway Directors and Choreographers
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition/eBook)
By Lyn Cramer. Featuring Rob Ashford, Andy Blankenbuehler, Jeff Calhoun, Warren Carlyle, Christopher Gattelli, Kathleen Marshall, Jerry Mitchell, Casey Nicholaw, Randy Skinner, Susan Stroman, Sergio Trujillo, Anthony Van Laast. Foreword by Kelli O'Hara. 320 pages.
Moose Murdered: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Broadway Bomb
(CreateSpace - Paperback Book)
By Arthur Bicknell. "A blow-by-blow, front-row-center account of the one night on Broadway and ongoing legacy of Moose Murders." Released 1/18/13.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Decca Opera: Gershwin: Porgy & Bess
(Decca - on 3 CDs)
Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel. Willard White and Leona Mitchell in the title roles. Released in 1976, was the first complete recording of the opera based on Gershwin's original score.
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Kickstarter campaign ends this week:
Yank Original Off-Broadway Cast
(PS Classics - new on CD)
David and Joseph Zellnik score. Bobby Steggert, Ivan Hernandez, Nancy Anderson, Jeffry Denman, Tally Sessions, Andrew Durand, David Perlman, Chris Ruth, Joe Medeiros, Zak Edwards and Todd Faulkner. Music direction by Rob Berman. Orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick. Funding being raised through a Kickstarter campaign.
Delayed to September:
Omnibus: Gene Kelly - Dancing: A Man's Game
(Entertainment One Music - new on DVD)
1958 Omnibus TV show with Fred Astaire.
Added, no release date:
Philip Chaffin solo album
(PS Classics - new on CD)
To include standards and little-known songs that Dorothy Fields wrote between 1928 and 1973 with Jimmy McHugh, Jerome Kern, Sigmund Romberg, Harold Arlen, Morton Gould, Arthur Schwartz and Cy Coleman. Todd Ellison conducts. Arrangements by Jonathan Tunick, Doug Besterman, Jason Carr, Glen Daum, David Loud, Joseph Thalken, Sam Davis, David Wolfson and John Baxindine.