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CDs Now Available:
Aaron Tveit: The Radio In My Head: Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Live recording of Aaron Tveit's (Next to Normal, Catch Me if You Can)cabaret debut, the sold-out show at 54 Below. "I'm Alive," "Intro: On A Friday Night," "Something's Coming," "If I Loved You / To Make You Feel My Love," "Intro: Little Bit Country," "When I Was Your Man," "Intro: Welcome, Freshmen," "What You'd Call A Dream," "Intro: Where Am I?," "One Song Glory," "Intro: Not Your Average Lullaby," "There's A World / Hero and Leander," "Intro: The Future Is Closer Than You Think," "I Could Be In Love With Someone Like You," "Intro: You Tube Generation," "Run Away With Me," "Intro: Thanks, Guys!," "She's Always A Woman / A Case Of You," "Intro: No Judgement," "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," "Intro: The (Not) Last Song," "Goodbye," "My Romance / I Remember You."
Boardwalk Empire Volume 2: Music From The HBO Original Series
(Abkco - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Features 1920s "big-band classics, Broadway dance tunes, sultry ballads and torch songs" performed by Matt Berninger ("I'll See You In My Dreams"), Margot Bingham ("I'm Going South" and "Somebody Loves Me"), Kathy Brier ("There'll Be Some Changes Made"), Neko Case ("Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"), Elvis Costello ("It Had To Be You"), Stephen DeRosa ("Old King Tut " and "You'd Be Surprised"), Karen Elson ("Who's Sorry Now"), David Johansen ("Strut Miss Lizzie"), Pokey LaFarge ("Lovesick Blues"), Liza Minnelli ("You've Got To See Mama Ev'ry Night (Or You Can't See Mama At All)"), Leon Redbone (" Baby Won't You Please Come Home"), Patti Smith ("I Ain't Got Nobody"), Chaim Tannenbaum ("All Alone"), St. Vincent ("Make Believe"), Rufus Wainwright ("Jimbo Jambo"), Loudon Wainwright III ("The Prisoner's Song"), featuring Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks.
Gloria Estefan: The Standards
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Songs from the American Songbook sung in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French, some with new lyrics written by Estefan. With Laura Pausini, Joshua Bell and Dave Koz. "Good Morning Heartache," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "What A Difference A Day Makes," "I've Grown Accustomed To His Face," "Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar," "The Day You Say You Love Me," "Embraceable You," "What A Wonderful World," "How Long Has This Been Going On," "Sonríe (Smile)," "The Way You Look Tonight," "You Made Me Love You," "Young At Heart."
Laura Benanti: In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Live album recorded at 54 Below in New York. Laura Benanti (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Gypsy, The Wedding Singer, Nine. "I'm Old Fashioned," My Time of Day," Welcome, "On The Street Where I Lived," 54 facts!, "Starry Eyed/Video Games," Why I am the way that I am, "He Comes for Conversation," We are being recorded, "Tilly's Aria/Frank and Tilly Make Love," Todd Almond explains it all, "Spring Is Coming," My favorite thing that ever happened to me, "The Ukulele Song," Canceled!, "New Mexico," Last fact, "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore," Harry Chapin, "Mr. Tanner," 1-2-3 released!, "Unusual Way," Good luck everyone, "Model Behavior."
A Little Night Music Soundtrack
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/mp3/iTunes)
1978 film soundtrack, first time on CD. Stephen Sondheim score. Newly remastered, transferred from the original stereo masters. Includes a previously unreleased instrumental cue, along with two other instrumental cues taken from the mono soundtrack of the film and the complete version of "Every Day a Little Death" from the mono soundtrack. Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Rigg, Lesley-Ann Down, Len Cariou and Hermione Gingold. "Overture" / "Night Waltz" (Love Takes Time), "The Glamorous Life," "Now" / "Soon" / "Later," "You Must Meet My Wife," "Every Day a Little Death," "Night Waltz 1:06," "A Weekend in the Country," "It Would Have Been Wonderful," "Send in the Clowns," "Poor Old Frederick" (previously unreleased), "Send in the Clowns" (Reprise)" / "Finale"; "Bonus Tracks: "Every Day a Little Death" (film version, previously unreleased), "Night Waltz" (film version, previously unreleased), "End Credits" (film version). Liner notes by Peter E. Jones. Previously released at MasterworksBroadway.com
Rosemary Clooney: On Broadway
(Sepia Records - new on CD/at iTunes)
Compilation album. "Clap Hands! Here Comes Rosie! / Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "Hello, Young Lovers," "Get Me to the Church On Time," "Hey, Madame with José Ferrer," "We're Not Children with José Ferrer," "Keep It Simple," "Morning Music Of Montmartre," "Hey, Look Me Over," "What Takes My Fancy," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face ," "Flattery with José Ferrer," "Love Eyes," "Sorry For Myself," "What I Mean to Say," "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'," "Bali Ha'i," "Love, Look Away," "Shine On, Harvest Moon," "Love Is a Feeling," "It's Alright with Me," "Hey There," "This Can't Be Love," "Mack the Knife," "By Myself," "Without Love," "Cabin in the Sky," "Tonight," "Lullaby Of Broadway."
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
The Hammersteins: First Family of American Theater Digital
(Black Dog & Leventhal - Kindle Edition)
By Oscar Andrew Hammerstein. The story of one of Broadway's most creative and productive families. ... a multi-layered portrait of the Hammerstein legacy, complete with personal and professional highlights, as well as the scandals and tragedies. The book also draws heavily upon the family archives, presenting a rich collection of photographs, theatre blueprints, letters, programs, patents, and more, much of which has never been seen before. Hardcover version released in 2010.
Ramin Karimloo: Why Am I Falling
(Dischromedia - new single mp3 and at at iTunes)
West End performer (Les Miserables, Love Never Dies and The Phantom of the Opera). music by Dan & Laura Curtis with lyrics by Karimloo with Dan & Laura Curtis. Written for the BBC Children in Need 2013 appeal.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
La Cage aux Folles Special Edition
(Criterion Collection - new on Blu-Ray)
1979 French film starring Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault. New 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition; new interview with director Edouard Molinaro; archival footage featuring actor Michel Serrault and Jean Poiret, writer and star of the original stage production; new interview with Laurence Senelick; French and U.S. trailers; new English subtitle translation; booklet featuring an essay by critic David Ehrenstein; and more.
Jesus Christ Superstar Live Arena Tour
(new on Blu-Ray)
UK arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber/ Tim Rice musical, shown in theaters. Ben Forster, Tim Minchin and Melanie Chisholm. U.S. release.
BOOKs Now Available:
Feeling Pain Is Normal, 2nd Edition: an analysis of grief in the musical Next to Normal
(CreateSpace - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Rebecca Cecilia Kidwell. "... shares how the parents in [the musical] Next to Normal dealt with grief, how they learned to move forward, and what we can learn from them." 46 pages.
Rent: Broadway Singer's Edition (Book/CD)
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book & CD)
Songbook with CD. 80 pages
Still the Beast is Feeding: 40 Years of Rocky Horror
(Telos Publishing - Kindle Edition)
By Rob Bagnall and Phil Barden. "The Unofficial and Unauthorized History of the Show, the Film, and the Phenomenon."
The Testament of Mary
(Simon & Schuster Audio - Audiobook)
By Colm Tóibín's novel, read by Meryl Streep. The basis of the Broadway play starring Fiona Shaw. Unabridged. The novel was published in hardcover, Kindle format, and eBooks format in November 2012.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Lee Daniels' The Butler
(Verve - new on CD)
14 songs include "In The Middle Of The Night" performed by Fantasia.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory OLC
(Sony Music Classical - new import CD)
UK release of original cast recording. Score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Cast includes Douglas Hodge. To be released earlier in the UK.
The Complete Columbia Singles 1963-1969: Patti Page
(Real Gone Music - new on 2 CDs)
All 51 single sides Patti Page released on the Columbia label. Bonus "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte" (German version). Booklet with photos, including some from the family's private archive. Remastered at Sony's Battery Studios. Also being released on CD: remastered From Nashville to L.A. - Lost Columbia Masters 1962-1969
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
(Sony Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
New cast album featuring cast members from the original Broadway cast (Patrick Page, John Cullum, Rusty Ross). Songs include "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas" from the original animated series, plus a bonus recording of "Where Are You Christmas" from the live action Grinch movie and cut songs. Original score by Mel Marvin; lyrics by Dr. Seuss. Additional music and lyrics by Albert Hague and Timothy Mason. Orchestrations by Michael Starobin. Dance arrangements by David Krane. Musical direction and vocal arrangements by Joshua Rosenblum. Produced by Robert Sher.
Edith Piaf: Chansons
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
24 songs recorded in the early 1960s in stereo. "Ouragan," "C'est l'amour qui fait qu'on s'aime," "Je suis à toi," "Cri du coeur," "Non, je ne regrette rien," "La vie l'amour," "Les mots d'amour," "Milord," "Boulevard du crime," "La ville inconnue," "Je m'imagine," "La belle histoire d'amour," "Les flons-flons du bal," "T'es l'homme qu'il me faut," "Mon vieux lucien," "Marie trottoir," "C'est peut-être ça," "Le billard électrique," "Faut pas qu'il se figure," "Qu'il était triste cet anglais," "Toi, tu l'entends pas," "Ça fait drôle," "Fallait-il ...," "quatorze juillet," "La vie en rose."
First Date OBC recording Digital
(Yellow Sound Label - mp3/iTunes)
Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner. Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez, Sara Chase, Kristoffer Cusick, Blake Hammond, Kate Loprest, Bryce Ryness. Executive-produced by Altar Identity Studios. Produced by Michael Croiter and Dominick Amendum.
Hopelessly in Love: The Lyrics of Tom Toce
(LML Music - new on CD)
Carole J. Bufford, Jack Donahue, Jennifer Sheehan, Jane Monheit. Toce lyrics with the music of composers Lew Spence, Zina Goldrich and others. Matthew Martin Ward on piano and Boots Maleson on bass. "Listen/Hopelessly in Love Say You'll Remember," "Bye-Bye, Aloha, Yo!," "Michael's Song," "You're in Love Again," "That's What I Like About the Rain," "You Make Me Laugh," "The Sweetness in the Air," "Out of Fashion," "Got to Learn to Emote," "The Wrong Man," "Shalom, Santa," "Glad We Got Away," "The Night I Fell in Love with Paris," "Rid of You," "You Believe in Me," "After All," "Ask for the World."
(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
2013 Broadway cast recording of Tim Minchin score. "Miracle," "Naughty," "School Song," "Pathetic," "The Hammer," "Loud," "This Little Girl," "Bruce," "Telly," "Entr'acte," "When I Grow Up," "I'm Here," "The Smell of Rebellion," "Quiet," "My House," "Revolting Children," "When I Grow Up (Reprise)," and exclusive bonus tracks including the acrobat stories. Produced by Michael Croiter and Christopher Nightingale.
Oh You Kid!: Dorothy Provine with Joe "Fingers" Carr in Tandem
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Twofer of albums re-mastered and in stereo: Dorothy Provine LP, Oh You Kid! with songs from the turn of last century with Joe "Fingers" Carr ("The World's Greatest Ragtime Piano Player") coupled with Joe "Fingers" Carr and his Swingin' String Band of happy songs. 28 tracks total.
The Pleasure of His Company Soundtrack
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Alfred Newman score for film based on Samuel Taylor and Cornelia Otis Skinner play. First time on CD. The complete score, source music, and some demo cues, mostly in stereo from the original session masters housed in the Paramount vaults. Limited release of 1,000 copies. To ship in October. Order at Kritzerland Records.
Tom Wopat: I've Got Your Number
(LML Music - new on vinyl)
"Orchestra/big band hybrid of the '60s and '70s," with a thirty-piece orchestra. Tracks include "I've Got Your Number," "The Good Life," "The Secret O' Life," "The Afterlife," "Since You Asked," "Meeting Across the River," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," "Call Me," "Born to Be Blue," "I Won't Dance." Released on CD in January 2013.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Acting Through Song: Techniques and Exercises for the Musical Theatre Actor
(Opus Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Paul Harvard. The techniques of modern actor training applied to singing. 296 pages.
Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World
( Wormsloe Foundation Publication - Hardcover Book)
New biography by Glenn T. Eskew.
The Leonard Bernstein Letters
(Yale University - Hardcover Book)
Nigel Simeone, editor. Wide-ranging selection of letters; correspondents include Aaron Copland, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, Thornton Wilder, Boris Pasternak, Bette Davis, Adolph Green, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and family members. Most being published for the first time. 624 pages.
Outstanding Broadway Dramas and Comedies: Pulitzer Prize Winning Theater Productions
(LIT Verlag - Paperback Book)
By Heinz-Dietrich Fischer. Takes a look at many of the Pulitzer Prize-winning productions that have been presented over the years on Broadway. 200 pages.
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical The Applause Libretto Library
(Applause - Paperback Book)
Theatre World Volume 69: 2012-2013
(Theatre World Media - Hardcover Book)
Ben Hodges and Scott Denny, editors. Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and complete listings for 70 regional theatres, detailing more than 2,000 productions with over 800 photographs, each entry includes cast lists, replacements, producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, and plot synopses. The year's obituaries, a listing of all nominees and winners of the major theatrical awards, the longest-running Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, and a detailed index. Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Regional Theatre roundups written by accomplished theatre critics. Highlights of the season include Kinky Boots; Matilda the Musical; Tracy Letts in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf; Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful; Pippin; David Byrne and Fat Boy Slim's Here Lies Love. 524 pages.
Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof
(Metropolitan Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
History of the musical by drama critic Alisa Solomon. 448 pages.
The World of Musicals [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song
(Greenwood - Hardcover Book Set)
By Mark A. Robinson. 755 pages.