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CDs Now Available:
Barbara Cook: Lover Man
(Entertainment One/DRG Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Jazz style renditions of "I Hadn't Anyone But You," "Loverman," "The Nearness of You," "When Sunny Gets Blue," "More Than You Know," "House of the Rising Sun," "Bye Bye Blackbird," "I Don't Want Love," "If I Love Again," "Let's Fall in Love," "What a Wonderful World. New York State of Mind," "Georgia on my Mind," "Makin' Whoopee." Music director and pianist Ted Rosenthal. Jay Leonhart on bass, Warren Odze on percussion and Lawrence Feldman on woodwinds.
(Ghostlight - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Original 2010 cast recording of Barry Wyner score. Noah Weisberg, Krystal Joy Brown, David Hull and Dana Steingold. Loosely based on Cyrano De Bergerac; has been performed at Barrington Stage and Manhattan Theatre Club and George Street Playhouse. Winner of Jerry Bock Award, Richard Rodgers Award, Kleban Prize, and Noel Coward Prize. Orchestrations by Doug Besterman. Liner notes by William Finn. Song samples at Sh-K-Boom.
Carrie Off-Broadway cast album
(Ghostlight - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Score by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford. Christy Altomare, Corey Boardman, Carmen Cusack, Jeanna de Waal, Blair Goldberg, F. Michael Haynie, Derek Klena, Marin Mazzie, Andy Mientus, Elly Noble, Molly Ranson, Jen Sese, Ben Thompson, Wayne Wilcox. Recorded April 17. Produced by Joel Moss produce; Kurt Deutsch executive producer. "In," "Carrie," "Open Your Heart," "And Eve Was Weak," "The World According To Chris," "Evening Prayers," "Dreamer In Disguise," "Once You See," "Unsuspecting Hearts," "Do Me A Favor," "I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance," "A Night We'll Never Forget," "You Shine," "Why Not Me?," "Stay Here Instead," "When There's No One," "Prom Arrival," "Unsuspecting Hearts (Reprise)," "Dreamer In Disguise (Reprise)," "Prom Climax," "Alma Mater," "The Destruction," "Carrie (Reprise)," "Epilogue." You can also pre-order it at Sh-K-Boom website.
Heather Headley: Only One In the World
(In:ciite Media - new CD/mp3/iTunes)
New solo album features new songs penned by Headley, R&B hits, familiar favorites and a cut from the upcoming production of the musical The Bodyguard ("Run To You"). Produced by Paul Mills and Keith Thomas. "Only One In The World," "The Reason," "Because You Need Me," "Bring Him Back," "Run To You," "A Little While," "River Deep Mountain High," "One Last Cry," "Superwoman," "Hey Mama," "I Wish," "Home."
Jazz Tribute to Les Live at the Iridium
(IridiumLive/Entertainment One - new on CD/mp3)
Tribute to Les Paul. Two full live shows featuring Nels Cline, Stanley Jordan, Bucky Pizzarelli and Jane Monheit. Introduction, "Brazil," Band Introductions, "East of the Sun (West of the Moon)," "The Carioca," "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Nicki Parrott)," "Body and Soul" (Stanley Jordan / Bucky Pizzarelli), "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (Jane Monheit), "A.I.R (All India Radio)," "How High the Moon" (Nicki Parrott), "Sweet Georgia Brown," "St. Louis Blues" (John Colianni), "All of Me" (Lou Pallo), "Blue Skies."
Jekyll & Hyde - 2012 Concept Recording
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
New studio concept recording of Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse score. Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox, Tom Hewitt, Shannon Magrane, Carly Robyn Green, and Corey Brunish. "Lost In The Darkness," "I Need To Know," "Take Me As I Am," "No One Knows Who I Am," "Bring On The Men," "This Is The Moment," "Alive," "His Work And Nothing More," "Sympathy, Tenderness," "Someone Like You," "Once Upon A Dream," "In His Eyes," "Dangerous Game," "Girls Of The Night," "The Way Back," "A New Life," "Confrontation," "Once Upon A Dream - reprise." Produced by Frank Wildhorn, Jason Howland, and Billy Jay Stein and executive produced by Van Dean, Kenny Howard and Ken Mahoney.
That's Entertainment - A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical
(EMI - new on CD/CD/DVD set/DVD)
U.S. release of 2009 album to follow following nationwide PBS pledge drive broadcasts. Conductor and arranger John Wilson leads orchestra and singers Kim, Criswell, Matthew Ford, Sarah Fox, Seth MacFarlane and Curtis Stigers. Deluxe, hardcover book edition with CD and DVD and music videos from the sessions, making of featurette, interview with Wilson on the recreation of the scores and five sing-a-long tracks.
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
Bring It On: The Musical OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new at iTunes)
OBC recording. Taylor Louderman, Adrienne Warren, Jason Gotay, Elle McLemore, Ryann Redmond, Ariana DeBose, Gregory Haney, Neil Haskell, Dominique Johnson, Janet Krupin, Kate Rockwell, Nicolas Womack. Tom Kitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Amanda Green score. Recorded week of 8/13/12. CD to be released October 16.
A Christmas Story (the musical)
(Masterworks Broadway - new mp3/iTunes)
Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre production. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Clarke Hallum as Ralphie, Tom Wopat, Matthew Lewis, John Bolton, Liz Callaway, Anne Allgood, Frank Corrado, Carol Swarbrick, Jadd Davis, Candice Donehoo, Brandon O'Neill, River Aguirre Billie Wildrick, Matt Wolfe, Orville Mendoza. "Overture," "Counting Down to Christmas," "At Higbee's," "Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun," "Counting Down to Christmas (Reprise)," "The Genius on Cleveland Street," "When You're a Wimp," "Ralphie to the Rescue," "What A Mother Does," "Sticky Situation," "A Major Award," "Act One - Finale," "A Kid At Christmas," "Just Like That," "Up On Santa's Lap," "Before the Old Man Comes Home," "Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana," "A Christmas Story." CD to be released 10/22/12.
Nice Work If You Can Get It OBC
(Shout! Factory/Sony - mp3/iTunes)
George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin score. Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Judy Kaye, Michael McGrath, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Chris Sullivan, Robyn Hurder, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Terry Beaver, Estelle Parsons. Overture, "Sweet and Lowdown," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Nice Work If You Can Get It" (Reprise), Demon Rum," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Ritzy Bathroom - Instrumental," "Delishious," "I've Got to Be There," "Ritzy Bedroom - Instrumental," Treat Me Rough," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Do It Again," "'S Wonderful," "Fascinating Rhythm," "Lady Be Good," "But Not for Me," "By Strauss" / "Sweet and Lowdown" (Reprise), "Do, Do, Do," "Hangin' Around With You," "Looking for a Boy," "Blah, Blah, Blah," "Will You Remember Me?," "I've Got to Be There" (Reprise), "I've Got a Crush on You," "Someone to Watch Over Me" (Reprise), "They All Laughed," "Crate Dance." Produced by Robert Sher. Recorded at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Long Island City on 5/20-21. CD to be released 10/30.
The Rodgers & Hart Songbook: We'll Have Manhattan
(Verve - new on mp3/iTunes)
1993 Compilation album, released digitally. "Thou Swell" (Count Basie), "This Can't Be Love" (Shirley Horn), "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" (Anita O'Day), "Have You Met Miss Jones?" (Louis Armstrong), "Manhattan" (Blossom Dearie), "I Could Write A Book" (Dinah Washington), "My Funny Valentine" (Sarah Vaughan), "Blue Moon" (Mel Tormé), "A Ship Without A Sail" (Ella Fitzgerald), "Mountain Greenery" (Bing Crosby), "You Took Advantage Of Me" (Billie Holiday), "Ten Cents A Dance" (Frank Morgan), "Falling In Love With Love" (Helen Merrill), "It Never Entered My Mind" (Sarah Vaughan), "Little Girl Blue" (Nina Simone), "The Lady Is A Tramp" (Ella Fitzgerald).
A Tribute to Judy Garland Karaoke
(Road Town - new mp3/iTunes)
Karaoke tracks for "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "The Man That Got Away," "Over the Rainbow," "Swanee." Sample clips available at Amazon.
VINYL Now Available:
Release Me: Barbra Streisand
(Columbia - new on vinyl)
Previously recorded by unreleased tracks. "Being Good Isn't Good Enough," "Didn't We," "Willow Weep For Me," "Try To Win a Friend," "I Think It's Gonna Rain Today," "With One More Look At You," "Lost In Wonderland" (English version of Jobim's "Antigua"), "How Are Things In Glocca Morra?/The Heather On The Hill," "Mother And Child," "If It's Meant To Be," "Home." CD version to be released October 9.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
Dick Van Dyke & Company
(MPI Home Video - new on 4 DVDs)
Complete 1975-1976 variety show series. Guests include Mary Tyler Moore, Carl Reiner, Andy Kaufman, Lucille Ball, Chevy Chase, Carol Burnett, Flip Wilson, Harvey Korman, Tommy Smothers, Hal Linden, Freddie Prinze, John Byner and Gabe Kaplan. Musical guest Ike & Tina Turner, John Denver, K.C. & The Sunshine Band, Sha Na Na, The Spinners, Bobbie Gentry, The Sylvers, Donna Fargo and Lola Falana. Bonuses: Dick and Jerry Van Dyke in 1967 Dick Van Dyke Monsanto Special; two episodes of 1965 Let's Talk To Lucy radio shows where Lucille Ball interviews Dick Van Dyke. 630 minutes.
(Entertainment One - new on DVD)
2010 Stratford Shakespeare Festival presentation. Christopher Plummer, Trish Lindström, Julyana Soelistyo. Directed by Des McAnuff. 131 minutes.
The Yeomen of the Guard
(VAI - new on DVD)
April 10, 1957 telecast of Gilbert and Sullivan's opera. Celeste Holm, Alfred Drake, Barbara Cook, Bill Hayes, and Henry Calvin. Directed by George Schaefer. Musical direction by Franz Allers. Special features: commercials from the original live telecast. Black & white; 79 minutes.
BOOKs Now Available:
Fortune in My Eyes: A Memoir of Broadway Glamour, Social Justice, and Political Passion
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
David Rothenberg's memoir. He produced John Herbert's Fortune and Men's Eyes, which reshaped his life. Created the Fortune Society advocacy organization.
Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover/Kindle Book)
By Howard Pollack. Biography of Blitzstein, from his childhood in Philadelphia to his violent death in Martinique at age 58. Draws on new interviews with friends and family of the composer, and new archival and secondary sources. 648 pages.
The Playbill Broadway Yearbook: June 2011 to May 2012: Eighth Annual Edition
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
Robert Viagas, editor.
The Rest of the Story: A Continued Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
Completed only days before his death, Arthur Laurents reveals all that happened in his life since Original Story By. The book ends with a coda by good friend and the editor of this book, David Saint, which reveals the real story of his death.
The Train Driver and Other Plays
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Athol Fugard's The Train Driver plus Coming Home and Have You Seen Us?.
The Voice That Amazed America: The Life and Singing Career of Tommy Dix
(CreateSpace - new Paperback/Kindle book)
By Ken Robichaux. Life and career of singer Tommy Dix (Best Foot Forward). Based on personal personal conversations with Dix. B&W and color illustrations. 58 pages.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Musicares Tribute to Barbra Streisand
(Shout Factory - new on Blu-Ray/DVD)
2011 concert with Streisand and guest Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, Kristen Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Leann Rimes, Faith Hill, and Stevie Wonder. Program includes: "Down With Love / Get Happy/ Make Someone Happy" (Diana Krall), "Guilty" (Seal), "Somewhere" (Leona Lewis), "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) / Lazy Afternoon" (Herbie Hancock and Nikki Yanofsky), "My Man" (Lea Michele), "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Jeff Beck, LeAnn Rimes and BeBe Winans), "Send in the Clowns" (Faith Hill), "One Less Bell to Answer / A House Is Not a Home" (Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison), "Memory" (Barry Manilow), "Smile" (Tony Bennett), "People" (Stevie Wonder featuring Arturo Sandoval), "Windmills of Your Mind" (Barbra Streisand), "The Promise (I'll Never Say Goodbye)" (Barbra Streisand).
The Rat Race Soundtrack
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
World premiere release of Elmer Bernstein soundtrack for film based on Garson Kanin play. Bonuses: mono source cues (all by Bernstein) and a couple of demos. Limited release of 1200 copies. To ship in early November, but several weeks earlier for purchases made through Kritzerland.com.
Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Lyrical Satirical Harold Rome: A Biography of the Broadway Composer-Lyricist
(McFarland & Co - Paperback Book)
Tighe E. Zimmers biography about Harold Rome (Pins and Needles, Call Me Mister, Wish You Were Here, Fanny, Destry Rides Again, and I Can Get It for You Wholesale), his life, his work, his friends and his politics.
Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover/Kindle book)
Ethan Mordden chronicles the romance of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. Excerpt available at Amazon.
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Added to October 1:
Disney My Way: Alton Fitzgerald White
(new on CD/mp3)
Broadway performer (The Lion King, The Color Purple) solo album. "Strangers Like Me" (Tarzan)), "A Whole New World" (Aladdin)), "They Live in You" (the Lion King)), "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" (Mary Poppins)), "If I Can't Love Her" (Beauty and the Beast)), "Her Voice" (The Little Mermaid)), "Santa Fe" (Newsies)), "Fortune Favors the Brave" (Aida)), "Feed the Birds" (Mary Poppins)), "Endless Night" (the Lion King)), "Radames' Letter" (Aida)), "Chim Chim Cheree" (Mary Poppins)), "The Long Long Day" (King David).
Added to November 27:
Anthony Rapp - Without You
(PS Classics - new on CD)
The performer's one-man show. Features original music and songs by Jonathan Larson and REM. Recorded in London September 17, 2012. Currently pre-ordering at PS Classics.
Coming back into print on October 16:
Christine Andreas: The Carlyle SetPreviously out of print 2003 album. "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?," "Autumn in New York," "What If We Went to Italy," "It's Got to Be Love," "In a Sentimental Mood," "Show Me," "Alfie," "How Insensitive / I'm a Fool to Want You," "He Loves Me," "At the Ballet," "Listen Here." Special pre-order pricing from the website PS Classics.
(PS Classics - on CD)
Added, no release date:
The Concrete Jungle
(new on CD)
"A contemporary take on the Cyrano de Bergerac story with a female twist." Music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin. Rebecca Trehearn, Dean Chisnall, Kate Shindle, Ross Hunter Olivia Philip, Nick Adams, and Jos Slovick and members of the original Arts Educational School of London cast. Originally commissioned by Chris Hocking, Director of Musical Theatre at the Arts Educational School of London for the graduating students of 2012. Recorded in London and New York.