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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 10/2/12

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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Earlier recaps:

2012: September 4, 11, 18, 25 | August 7, 14, 21, 28 | July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | June 5, 12, 19, 26 | May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | April 3, 10, 17, 24 | March 6, 13, 20, 27 | February 7, 14, 21, 28 | January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

CDs Now Available:

Anthony Newley: The Last Song
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
Newley's final studio album, recorded in London between 1996 and 1997. Previously unreleased. Guests include Petula Clark, Julia McKenzie and Marti Webb. Bonuses: two Christmas songs composed by Newley and recorded in 1997; unreleased live tracks, including "What Kind of Fool Am I?" and "Who Can I Turn To?" with a disco arrangement. 15 tracks. Joint collaboration between Stage Door Records and the Anthony Newley Society, endorsed by Newley's children Sacha and Tara. Available at Stage Door Records in the UK.

Cinderella Collector's Edition Soundtrack
(Disney - on CD/mp3/iTunesCinderella - Various Artists
Original soundtrack plus Lost Chords tracks of demo recordings not included in previous releases, plus new recordings of those demos with full orchestration and mastering as they would have been in the original film. 24 tracks.

Disney My Way: Alton Fitzgerald White
(new on CD/mp3/iTunesDisney My Way - Alton Fitzgerald White
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). Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby.

(New World Records - new on CD/mp3)
World-premiere recording of complete Victor Herbert 1917 score. Includes all existing music that Herbert composed for Hearts of Erin and Eileen. Lynda Lee, Eamonn Mulhall, Philip O'Reilly, Mary O'Sullivan, Andrew Ashwin, Joe Corbett, Karl Harpur, Rachel Kelly, Dean Power, Orchestra of Ireland. David Brophy, conductor. "Overture," "Opening Act One," "Free Trade and a Misty Moon ," "My Little Irish Rose ," "Entrance of Humpy Grogan ," "Entrance of Barry O'Day ," "Ireland My Sireland," "Finale Act One," "Entr'acte 1," "Opening Act Two," "Too-re-loo-re (A French Pavane)," "Eileen (Alanna, Asthore)," "If Eve Had Left the Apple on the Bough," "I'd Love to Be a Lady," "Entrance Music," "When Love Awakes," "Life's a Game at Best," "Finale Act Two," "Entr'acte 2," "Opening Act Three," "Thine Alone," "The Irish Have a Great Day Tonight!," "Finale Ultimo"; Hearts of Erin: "Cupid, the Cunnin' Paudeen," "Opening Act Two," "Stars and Rosebuds," "Withdraw," "Reveries"; Orchestral Selections from Eileen. Also available at

Halloween Hullabaloo
(WonderWorks, Inc. - new on CD/mp3/iTunesHalloween Hullabaloo - Various Artists
Studio cast recording all-original, Halloween-themed musical revue with book, music and lyrics by Jennifer Winegardner. Carey Anderson, Elyse Beyer, James Donegan, Lori Hammel, Jeff Horst, Edward Juvier, Leah Monzillo, Doug Shapiro, Nikki Van Cassele, Jessica Wagner, and Jennifer Winegardner. Musical direction, orchestrations and arrangements by Sarah Brett England. Gary Adler on piano, Don Cooksey & Vince Fay on bass, and Kory Grossman on percussion. Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby.

Jackie Evancho: Songs from the Silver Screen
(Columbia - new on CD/mp3/iTunesSongs from the Silver Screen - Jackie Evancho
Twelve-year-old America's Got Talent runner-up album of film songs. "Pure Imagination," "The Music of the Night," "Can You Feel The Love Tonight," "Reflection," "The Summer Knows," "I See The Light," "What A Wonderful World," "Se Jackie Evancho with 2Cellos," "My Heart Will Go On," "Come What May," "Some Enchanted," "When I Fall In Love."

We Will Rock You 10th Anniversary Edition
(EMI - new import double-CD)
The UK musical by Queen and Ben Elton celebrates its 10th anniversary. Specially redesigned and repackaged with the original CD, remastered, plus a bonus disc of 11 previously unavailable tracks including performances by Queen. CD 1: Innuendo," "Radio Ga Ga," "I Want To Break Free," "Somebody To Love," "Killer Queen," "Play The Game," "Under Pressure," "A Kind Of Magic," "I Want It All," Headlong," "No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)," "Ogre Battle (Instrumental)," "One Vision," "Who Wants To Live Forever," "Flash," "Seven Seas Of Rhye," "Don't Stop Me Now," "Another One Bites The Dust," "Hammer To Fall," "These Are The Days Of Our Lives," "We Will Rock You," "We Are The Champions," "We Will Rock You (Fast Version, Instrumental)," "Bohemian Rhapsody." CD 2: "Another One Bites The Dust 2003 remix Queen with Annie Crummer, "Sólo Por Ti" ("No-One But You") Queen with Eva Maria Cortes of the Spanish cast, "Sin Control" ("Headlong") Spanish Cast, "Algo Loco Es El Amor" ("Crazy Little Thing Called Love") Spanish Cast, "Killer Queen" German Cast, "Play The Game" German Cast, "Bohemian Rhapsody" Party at the Palace Live at Buckingham Palace in 2002 with Queen & The London Cast, "Radio Ga Ga" German TV live performance in 2004 with German Cast, "Somebody To Love" German TV live performance in 2004 with German Cast, "We Will Rock You" German TV live performance in 2004 with Queen & The German Cast. New 20-page booklet.


Singin' In the Rain
(First Night Records - new mp3/iTunesSingin' in the Rain (2012 London Cast Album) - Various Artists
2012 London cast recording. Nacio Herb Brown/Arthur Freed score. Sandra Dickinson, Scarlett Strallen, Adam Cooper, Daniel Crossley, Katherine Kingsley, Michael Brandon. "Overture," "Fit As A Fiddle," "You Stepped Out Of A Dream," "All I Do," "Make ‘Em Laugh," "Beautiful Girl," "You Are My Lucky Star," "You Were Meant For Me," "Moses Supposes," "Good Morning," "Singin' In The Rain," "Entr'acte," "Good Morning Reprise," "Would You?," "What's Wrong With Me?," "Broadway Melody Ballet," "Lucky Star (Reprise)," "Singin' In The Rain" (Reprise), "Playout." CD to be released in U.S. on October 9.

Top Hat - The Musical
(First Night Records - new mp3/iTunesTop Hat - The Musical (Original London Cast Recording) - Top Hat - The Musical (Original London Cast)
Original London cast recording. Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen. "Overture," "Puttin' On the Ritz," "No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)," "No Strings (Reprise)," "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket," "Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain)?," "You're Easy to Dance With," "What Is Love?," "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails," "The Piccolino," "Wild About You," "Cheek to Cheek," "Better Luck Next Time," "Latins Know How," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "Outside of That, I Love You," "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket (Reprise)," "Finale." CD to be released in U.S. on October 9.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Annie: 30th Anniversary Edition
(Sony - new Blu-Ray)
Bonuses to include "sing-along" option, featurette My Hollywood Adventure with Aileen Quinn, music video of "It's the Hard-Knock Life" by Play, and trailers/TV spots.

BOOKs Now Available:

Actors' Yearbook 2013 - Essential Contacts for Stage, Screen
(A&C - new paperback book/digital)
Editor Simon Dunmore. 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 with fresh advice from industry experts.

Bro Code for Parents
(Touchstone - new Audiobook)
By Barney Stinson and Matt Kuhn. Read by Neil Patrick Harris.

A Million Miles from Broadway -- Musical Theatre Beyond New York and London
(new Paperback Book)
By Mel Atkey (Broadway North: The Dream Of A Canadian Musical Theatre). Explores musical theatre created in places other than New York by people other than New Yorkers and drawing on traditions other than just those of Broadway. Available at

Water by the Spoonful
(TCG - Hardcover Book)
2012 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Quiara Alegria Hudes. The second in her trilogy of plays which also includes Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue and The Happiest Song Plays Last.


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.

Bloomer Girl
(VAI - new on DVD)
1956 Producers' Showcase television broadcast of musical with music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, and book by Sig Herzig and Fred Saidy. Barbara Cook and Keith Andes.

Broadway Musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein
(Masterworks - new on 12 CDs)
Boxed set.

Jason Gould
(Backwards Dog - new on mp3)
Jason Gould (son of Barbra Streisand and Elliot Gould) 5-track EP. "Morning Prayer," "This Masquerade," "Hello," "How Deep Is the Ocean," "Nature Boy."

A Jerome Kern Evening
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs)
Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, Philip Chaffin, Graham Rowat, Rebecca Luker, Matthew Scott. Disc One: "The Land Where the Good Songs Go," "The Subway Express," "Ain't It Funny...?," "An Irish Husband," "Never Marry a Girl," "Rolled Into One," "How'd You Like to Spoon With Me?," "They Didn't Believe Me," "Nesting Time in Flatbush," "Let's Begin," "Nobody Else But Me," "Heaven in My Arms/Dancing Time," "I've Taken Such a Fancy to You," "We're Crooks," "Now That We Are One." Disc Two: "A Fine Romance," "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Last Time I Saw Paris," "My Boy," "In the Heart of the Dark / Just Let Me Look at You," "Go Little Boat," "All the Things You Are," "April Fooled Me," "Bill," "Bill's a Liar," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Till the Clouds Roll By / Look For the Silver Lining," "Long Ago (And Far Away)."

Richard Himber Orchestra: Volume 3, 1934-1935: Lullaby of Broadway
(Renovation - new on CD)
Recorded during Himber's tenure at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York. Issued here for the first time, his version of "I Wished on the Moon," with a lyric by Dorothy Parker. 25 tracks: "Broadway Rhythm," "Autumn in New York," "Reckless," "In a Blue and Pensive Mood," "Footloose and Fancyfree," "Dancing with My Shadow," "Time Will Tell," "I Woke Up Too Soon," "I Never Saw a Better Night," "Dawn," "Thrilled," "Ev'rything's Been Done Before," "Kiss Me Goodnight," "Why Have a Falling Out," "I Wished on the Moon," "Zing! Went the Strings of my Heart," "Give a Broken Heart a Break," "Flamenco," "On a Sunday Afternoon," "I'm Going Down to Dance at Clancy's," "When You Are in My Arms," "Things Might Have Been So Diff'rent," "In The Twinkling of an Eye," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Monday in Manhattan."


Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Biographer William J. Mann tells the story of how Streisand became an icon, by drawing on the private papers of Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse, and interviewing scores of her friends and lovers.

How Musicals Work: And How To Write Your Own (Theatrebook)
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback book)
By Julian Woolford.


Added, no release date:

Simply Broadway
(new on CD)
Brian Stokes Mitchell solo album. Created "without the benefit of overdubs or audio separation—Stokes and his pianist in the same room at the same time." Tedd Firth on piano. Classic Broadway songs from Camelot, Porgy and Bess, Company, Sunday in the Park with George, Les Misérables, among others.

Public funding campaign:

Comic Opera Guild Von Suppe's Light Cavalry recording at Kickstarter

Added to January 22, 2013:

Sarah Brightman: Dreamchaser
(new on CD)
New solo recording.

Updated Version:

Jack Raymond's Show Music on Record now online