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CDs Now Available:
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 in September from the UK at Amazon UK and Dress Circle
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 .
(MasterWorks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on 2 CD-Rs/mp3)
1972 Original London cast. Olivia Breeze, Geoffrey Burridge, Jonathan Cecil, Tudor Davies, Elaine Delmar, Laurel Ford, Peter Gale, John Moffatt, Patricia Routledge, Anna Sharkey, Una Stubbs, Derek Waring. The story of Noël Coward's life told through song and biographical snippets. Original track list: "If Love Were All," "I'll See You Again," "Time and Again," "Has Anybody Seen Our Ship?," "Try To Learn To Love," "Kiss Me," "Go Slow, Johnny," "Tokay," "Dearest Love," "Could You Please Oblige Us With a Bren Gun?," "Come the Wild, Wild Weather," "Spinning Song," "Parisian Pierrot," "Play, Orchestra, Play," "Any Little Fish," "A Room With a View," "When You Want Me," "Specially For You," "Beatnik Love Affair," "I'm Mad About You," "Poor Little Rich Girl," "Louisa," "Mad About the Boy," "The Stately Homes Of England," "Twentieth Century Blues," "I Went To a Marvellous Party," "Mrs. Worthington," "Why Must the Show Go On?," "London Is a Little Bit Of All Right," "What Ho, Mrs. Brisket," "Don't Take Our Charlie For the Army," "Saturday Night At the Rose and Crown," "London At Night," "There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner," "Alice Is At It Again," "The Passenger's Always Right," "Useful Phrases," "Why Do the Wrong People Travel?," "St. Peter's," "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," "Nina," "I Like America," "Bronxville Darby and Joan," "Darjeeling," "I Wonder What Happened To Him?," "Miss Mouse," "Let's Do It," "Last Words," "Touring Days," "Nothing Can Last For Ever," "Would You Like To Stick a Pin In My Balloon?," "Mary Make-Believe," "Dance, Little Lady," "Men About Town," "Forbidden Fruit," "Sigh No More," "Younger Generation," "I'll Follow My Secret Heart." At MasterWorks Broadway September 17 and ArkivMusic CD-R and by download on October 1.
The Miracle Worker Soundtrack
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Laurence Rosenthal's soundtrack for 1962 film adaptation of William Gibson play, which starred Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke. Remastered plus two bonus tracks. Limited edition of 1,000 copies. Available at Kritzerland.com.
Tony deSare: Piano
(AJD Entertainment - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
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).
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
Matilda OBC Digital
(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new mp3 at Amazon/at iTunes/iTunes Deluxe Edition)
2013 Broadway cast recording of Tim Minchin score. Bertie Carvel, Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, Milly Shapiro, Lesli Margherita, Lauren Ward, Karen Aldridge. Produced by Michael Croiter and Christopher Nightingale. "Overture," "Miracle: Part 1," "Miracle: Part 2," "Miracle: Part 3," "Naughty," "School Song," "Pathetic," "The Hammer," "The Chokey Chant," "Loud," "This Little Girl," "Bruce," "Telly," "When I Grow Up," "I'm Here (Story 4)," "The Smell of Rebellion," "Quiet," "My House," "Chalk Writing," "Revolting Children," "When I Grow Up/Naughty (Reprise); Bonus Tracks: "Once Upon A Time
(Story 1)," "The Great Day Arrived... (Story 2)," "The Trick Started Well... (Story 3). Deluxe Edition also includes "Perhaps A Child," "Naughty" (sung by all 4 Broadway Matildas). Deluxe Edition only available on iTunes. CD to be released October 22.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
The Hollow Crown: The Complete Series
(Universal Studios - on 4 DVDs)
Sam Mendes adaptation of four of Shakespeare's most celebrated history plays: Richard II, Henry IV (Part 1 and Part 2), and Henry V. Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston, Ben Whishaw, Patrick Stewart, Clemence Poésy, David Suchet and Rory Kinnear. Shown on PBS. 528 minutes. Released 9/17/13.
The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition (Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / UltraViolet + Amazon-Exclusive Flash Drive)
(Warner Home Video - new box set)
3D Blu-Ray with hours of extra content: Sing-a-long feature with the film; Complete Magic Cloak of Oz silent shorts (60 min); all-new making-of documentary; The Dreamer of Oz TV Special (101 min); Munchkins at the Hollywood Walk of Fame Featurette (20 min); Patchwork Girl of Oz (60 min); 6 hour MGM documentary When the Lion Roars (exclusive to Blu-Ray); and more. Also included, promotional items: 48 pg hardcover photo book; ruby slippers sparkle globe; collectible award pin set by The Noble Collection; Journal; frameable map of Oz; and Amazon exclusive promotional item 4 GB Wicked Witch of the East flash drive. Also available in single Blu-Ray and a 2-disc setwith document, but not the extra items.
BOOKs Now Available:
Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by "Chicago Tribune" Critics
(Univ of Chicago Press - Hardcover Book)
By Chris Jones. 150+ years of Tribune reviews in a narrative, pairing reviews with commentary and history. 328 pages; 16 photos.
The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide to Her Magical Performances
(Taylor Trade Publishing - new Paperback Book)
Herbie J. Pilato traces Montgomery's career, chronicling just how much her real life spilled into her historic roles on stage and screen. Based on exclusive interviews with the actress and commentary provided by entertainment professionals, journalists, and historians. Including plot summaries, air dates, release dates, and behind-the-scenes notes and anecdotes of select performances.
An Ideal Theatre: The Visions that Founded America's Theatres
(TCG - Paperback Book)
By Todd London. A documentary history of the American theater movement. Over forty essays, manifestos, letters, and speeches that are introduced and placed in historical context. Represented theaters include Arena Stage (Washington, DC), El Teatro Campesino (California), Barter Theatre (Virginia), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Roadside Theater (Kentucky), Second City (Illinois), Theatre 47 (Dallas), Bread and Puppet (Vermont), The Actor's Workshop (California), Public Theater (New York), Minnesota Theatre Company, The Group Theatre (New York), and dozens more. 700 pages.
Modern American Drama on Screen
(Cambridge Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Recently released Kindle Edition)
By William Robert Bray. R. Barton Palmer, editor. Comprehensive account of Hollywood and dramatic plays. Fifteen chapters: Realism, censorship, and the social promise of Dead End (Amanda Ann Klein); Filming Our Town (1940) or the problem of "looking at everything hard enough" (David Eldridge); Screening Death of a Salesman: Arthur Miller's cinema and its discontents (R. Barton Palmer); Elia Kazan's A Streetcar Named Desire (William Robert Bray); Come back, little scopophile: William Inge, Daniel Mann, and cinematic voyeurism (John S. Bak); The Big Knife: Hollywood's "fable about moral value and success," a move about the movies (Christopher Ames); Adapting Lorraine Hansberry's sociological imagination: race, housing, and health in A Raisin in the Sun (Martin Halliwell); Double vision: the film adaptations of The Children's Hour (Neil Sinyard); Sidney Lumet's family epic: re-imagining Long Days Journey into Night (Mary F. Brewer); Hollywood's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: breaking the code (David Lavery and Nancy McGuire Roche); Sex, lies, and independent film: realism and reality in Sam Shepard's Fool for Love (Annette J. Saddik); Actor, image, action: Anthony Drazan's Hurlyburly (1998) (Laurence Raw); David Mamet brings film to Oleanna (Brenda Murphy); To what end a cinematic Wit? (John D. Sykes, Jr.); Theatrical, cinematic, and domestic epic in Tony Kushner's Angels in America (Tison Pugh). 313 pages, 46 black & white illustrations.
Murder on the Orient Express Audiobook
(HarperAudio - Audiobook CD/Audible Audio Edition)
Agatha Christie mystery read by Dan Stevens (The Heiress, Downton Abbey).
Sondheim Film and Television Songs - Revised edition
(Rilting Music - Paperback Book)
"Back in Business" (Dick Tracy), "Dawn" (Singing Out Loud), "The Glamorous Life" (A Little Night Music, film version), "Goodbye for Now" (Theme from Reds), "I Never Do Anything Twice" (The Seven Percent Solution), "I Remember" (Evening Primrose), "If You Can Find Me, I'm Here" (Evening Primrose), "Little Dream" (The Birdcage), "Live Alone and Like It" (Dick Tracy), "More" (Dick Tracy), "No, Mary Ann" (The Thing Of It Is), "Rainbows" (Into the Woods, film version), "Sand" (Singing Out Loud), "Sooner or Later" (Dick Tracy), "Theme from Stavisky," "Take Me to the World" (Evening Primrose), "They Ask Me Why I Believe in You" (I Believe in You), "The Two of You" (Kukla, Fran and Ollie), "Water Under the Bridge" (Singing Out Loud), "What Can You Lose?" (Dick Tracy), "When" (Evening Primrose). 180 pages.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Grease Australian Cast
(Universal Music - new on CD)
Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey score. 2013 Australian cast recording of Rob Mills, Gretel Scarlett, Bert Newton, Todd McKenney, Anthony Callea, Val Lehman, Lucy Maunder and Stephen Mahy. "Overture," "Sandy," "Grease is the Word," "Summer Nights," "Those Magic Changes," "Freddy My Love," "Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee," "Greased Lightnin'," "Mooning," "We Go Together," "Shakin' at the High School Hop," "Born to Handjive," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "Beauty School Dropout," "Rock'n'Roll Party Queen," "There Are Worse Things I Could Do," "You're The One That I Want." Pre-ordering at Middle8 Music.
Billy Rose's Jumbo
(Warner Archive - new on Blu-Ray)
New transfer of 1962 musical film. Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye, Dean Jagger. Musical short Yours Sincerely; Tom and Jerry cartoon Jerry and Jumbo; original overture rejoined to the film; theatrical trailer.
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Added, release date unknown:
(new on CD)
Musical based on the life of Norman Rockwell. Music and lyrics by Bluestone Sisters. Debbie Gravitte, Ron Holgate, Mark Jacoby, Andrea McArdle, Randy Skinner and Lillias White. Arrangements and accompaniment by Sam Willmott. Musical director Aaron Jodoin. Sneak preview at EBSOriginals.com.