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CDs Now Available:
50 Shades! The Musical
(Koch Entertainment - new on CD)
Al Samuels, Amanda Blake Davis, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward, Dan Wessels touring parody musical. Amber Petty, Chris Grace, Emily Eden, Jessica Kemock, Spencer Rose, Nick Semar, Matthew Nolan, Caroline Reade, Victor Show. Released on mp3 and iTunes 8/13/13.
Lashes Off: Songs of Sex Secrets and Stripping
(new on CD/mp3)
Score by Lynn Lupold. Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby.
The Last Five Years Revival cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
2013 Second Stage cast: Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe. Produced by Jason Robert Brown with Kurt Deutsch and Stacey Mindich executive producers. "Still Hurting," "Shiksa Goddess," "See I'm Smiling," "Moving Too Fast," "A Part Of That," "The Schmuel Song," "A Summer In Ohio," "The Next Ten Minutes," "A Miracle Would Happen / When You Come Home To Me," "Climbing Uphill," "If I Didn't Believe In You," "I Can Do Better Than That," "Nobody Needs To Know," "Goodbye Until Tomorrow / I Could Never Rescue You."
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
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. CD release set for October 22.
Marry Me A Little Off-Broadway Cast Digital
(Ghostlight Records - new mp3/iTunes)
Stephen Sondheim score. Keen Company cast of Lauren Molina and Jason Tam. Includes first recording of "Rainbow" and songs added to the score in this production: "Ah But Underneath" and "If You Can Find Me, I'm Here" in addition to "Saturday Night," "So Many People," "A Moment With You," "Bang!," "Silly People," "Can That Boy Foxtrot!," "All Things Bright and Beautiful," "It Wasn't Meant to Happen," "Little White House," "Who Could Be Blue?," "The Girls of Summer," "Your Eyes Are Blue," "Marry Me A Little," "Happily Ever After" and "There Won't Be Trumpets." Recorded April 26. Amazon mp3 includes digital booklet.
Trapped the Musical
Score by Josh Warren. "Follows a detective's journey through Nova Vita Psychiatric Hospital, where he must use the testimonies of the mentally ill to discover what caused one patient to murder his doctor of eight years." Clips and tracks available at CD Baby.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
Elaine Stritch at Liberty
(Kultur Video - on DVD)
Back in print. Emmy Award winning D.A. Pennebaker film/documentary for HBO: the Tony Award winning show filmed at London's Old Vic Theatre. 89 minutes.
Maria Callas: Living & Dying for Art & Love
(Kultur Video - new on DVD)
2004 documentary, focusing on the 1964 Covent Garden Tosca, the last role Callas performed on stage. Appearances by Zeffirelli, Tito Gobbi, Maria Callas, Judi Dench, Plácido Domingo. Directed by Steve Cole. 56 minutes.
BOOKs Now Available:
Arthur Miller: 1962-2005
(Univ of Michigan Press - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of Christopher Bigsby's 2-volume biography. 662 pages.
Igniting Wonder: Plays for Preschoolers
(Univ of Minnesota Press - Hardcover/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Minnesota's Children's Theatre Company. Peter Brosius and Elissa Adams, editors. Preface by Amy Susman-Stillman. Four newly commissioned plays: Bert and Ernie, Goodnight!, a musical about Bert and Ernie's unlikely but true friendship, written by Barry Kornhauser and based on the original songs and scripts from "Sesame Street"; The Biggest Little House in the Forest, a toy-theatre play about a group of diverse animals trying to share a very tiny home, adapted by Rosanna Staffa from the book by Djemma Bider; The Cat's Journey, a shadow-puppet play with a little girl who rides on a friendly cat, written by Fabrizio Montecchi; and Victoria Stewart's Mercy Watson to the Rescue!, adapted from the Kate DiCamillo Mercy Watson series.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Far From Heaven
(PS Classics - new on CD)
2013 original cast recording. Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie score. Cast includes Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale, Isaiah Johnson. "Prologue," "Autumn in Connecticut," "Once Upon a Time," "If It Hadn't Been," "Table Talk I," "Mrs Magnatech," "Mrs Magnatech (Reprise)," "Office Talk," "Evening Stroll," "Marital Bliss," "Sun and Shade," "Table Talk II," "Secrets," "If It Hadn't Been (Reprise)," "Interesting," "Miro," "Once a Year," "Secrets (Reprise)," "Cathy, I'm Your Friend," "The Only One," "Entr'acte," "Phone Talk," "If It Hadn't Been (Reprise)," "Table Talk III," "Wandering Eyes," "Secrets (Reprise)," "I Never Knew," "Cathy, I'm Your Friend (Reprise)," "Tuesdays, Thursdays," "Table Talk IV," "A Picture in Your Mind," "Heaven Knows / Act II Finale." Recorded July 12. Pre-ordering at Amazon and at PS Classics.
(Criterion Collection - new Blu-ray)
Albert Maysles and David Maysles 1975 documentary.
(Criterion Collection - new Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
1975 film directed by Robert Altman. Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Michael Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Geraldine Chaplin, Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Henry Gibson. Bonuses: Audio commentary with director Robert Altman; new documentary on the making of the film, interviews with Keith Carradine, Michael Murphy, Allan Nicholls, Lily Tomlin, Alan Rudolph and Joan Tewkesbury; archival interviews with Altman; behind-the-scenes footage; demos of Carradine singing his songs from the film; trailer; booklet featuring Molly Haskell essay.
No More Revivals, Volume 1: From the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Through Lew Spence bequest to the BMI Foundation. 15 songs selected from over 250 submitted from members of the Workshop. Performers include Greg Jbara, Karen Olivo, Alice Ripley, Nancy Opel, David Hyde Pierce, Kelli O'Hara, Kate Reinders, Stephanie J. Block, Will Swenson, Kerry Butler, Malcolm Gets, Hunter Bell, Josh Grisetti, Adam Chanler-Berat, Nick Blaemire, Andy Karl, Adam Overett, Mary Feinsinger. Kurt Deutsch executive producer. List of songs and writers is available online.
Tony deSare: Piano
(AJD Entertainment - new on CD/mp3)
Singer Tony deSare and the Yamaha acoustic piano. Every sound, besides vocals, on this album originated from somewhere in, on or under the piano. "Many songs utilize more than 60 tracks of individually recorded piano parts sonically sculpted to sound like anything from a bass drum to a banjo." "A Lot to Say," "Just One of Those Things," "New Orleans Tango," "Faithfully," "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Chemistry," "Where Love Lives," "Autumn Leaves," "Christmas for You and Me," "Nothing Left to Say," "I Love a Piano" (Bonus).
Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Actors' Yearbook 2014
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Editor Simon Dunmore and Hilary Lissenden . Annual directory provides detailed information and specific advice on listings from agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers. Insight into the profession: auditions, interviews, casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. Listings in this edition have been thoroughly updated.
Audrey Wood and the Playwrights (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)
(Palgrave Macmillan - Paperback Book)
Paperback release of 2012 book by Milly S. Barrange. The story of Audrey Wood, literary agent for many legendary playwrights.
August: Osage County (movie tie-in)
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Tracy Letts Pulitzer Prize winning play, and 2013 film.
Bring It On - The Musical Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Tom Kitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Amanda Green musical score. 12 songs from the show, in vocal line with piano accompaniment arrangements: "Cross the Line," "Enjoy the Trip," "I Got You," "It Ain't No Thing," "It's All Happening," "Killer Instinct," "Legendary," "One Perfect Moment," "Something Isn't Right Here," "Tryouts," "We Ain't No Cheerleaders," "We're Not Done."
Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical: 2013 Revival Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Frank Wildhorn/Leslie Bricusse score. 19 selections from the recent revival production: "Someone like You," "This Is the Moment," "Alive!," "Bring on the Men," "Confrontation," "Facade," "In His Eyes," "Letting Go," "Murder, Murder," "A New Life," "Once upon a Dream," "The Way Back," "Your Work and Nothing More" and more.
Saying It With Songs: Popular Music and the Coming of Sound to Hollywood Cinema
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
By Katherine Spring. Looks at the interdependence of Hollywood studios and Tin Pan Alley in the first half of the 20th century ... popular song in non-musical genres of film. 256 Pages, 28 illustrations.
Stage Door: Bristol Hippodrome: 100 Years
(Redcliffe Press - Paperback Book)
History of the 1,951-seat theatre in Bristol, England. 160 pages.
Theatre in Passing 2: Searching for New Amsterdam
(Intellect Ltd - Paperback Book)
By (E)lena K. Siemens. Discusses spaces of performance around the world. Indoor theaters, outdoor theatrical spaces and street theater. 216 pages with 100 halftones.
Twelfth Night and Richard III Limited Edition Set: Shakespeare on Broadway
(Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare - Book)
Limited-edition set of the Arden King Richard III and Twelfth Night, enhanced with full-color images from the two Shakespeare's Globe productions. Includes detailed on-page notes and expert introductions to the plays' historical, critical and theatrical contexts.