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CDs Now Available:
Barbra Streisand: Classic Christmas Album
(Sony Legacy - new on CD/mp3)
Selections from "A Christmas Album" and "Christmas Memories." "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting an an Open Fire)," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "A Christmas Love Song," "The Best Gift," "It Must Have Been the Mistletoe," "I Remember," "I Wonder as I Wander," "Sleep in Heavenly Peace (Silent Night)," "Snowbound," "Jingle Bells?," "My Favorite Things," "Christmas Lullaby," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "Christmas Mem'ries," "White Christmas."
Collaborations - The Songs of Elliot Davis
(new on CD)
Co-writer of the Olivier-nominated Loserville with writers Elliot Davis, Adam Bard, James Bourne, Stephen Clark, Anthony Drewe, Graham Gouldman, Sam Kenyon, Andy Stocks. Performed by Julie Atherton, Paul Baker, James Bourne, Kirsty Hoiles, Caroline Sheen, Scarlet Strallen, Carley Stenson, Michael Xavier. Available at Dress Circle.
Dancing on the Edge: The Louis Lester Band
(Decca - new U.S. release CD/mp3/iTunes)
Original score soundtrack for five-part BBC original mini-series, which follows a 1930s black jazz band. Now running on Starz. Score by Adrian Johnston (The Lost Prince, Kinky Boots, The Accused films). Chiwetel Ejiofor, Wunmi Moskau, Angel Coulby and John Goodman. Previously released in the U.K. at Amazon UK.
(New World Records - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
Complete recording of Rodgers & Hart score. Aine Mulvey, Christina Whyte, Sarah Busfield, Kim Criswell, Rachel Kelly, Hal Cazalet, Philip O'Reilly, John Molloy, Joe Corbett, James Cleverton, Annalene Beechey, Joe Corbett, Glenn Murphy, Karl Harpur, Stephen Rea. With the Orchestra of Ireland, Fionnuala Hunt, concert mistress. Disc One: "Overture," "Heigh-ho! LackaDay!," "War Is War," "I Beg Your Pardon," "Cheerio!," "Full-Blown Roses," "The Hermits," "Here in My Arms," "Finale Act One"; Disc: 2: "Entr'acte," "Gavotte," "I d Like to Hide It," "Where the Hudson River Flows," "Bye and Bye (Runaround)," "Bye and Bye (Underscore)," "Bye and Bye," "Old Enough to Love," "Sweet Peter," "Yankee Doodle," "Here's a Kiss (Underscore)," "Here's a Kiss," "Act Two Finale," "Intermezzo," "Opening Chorus-Epilogue," "Bye and Bye (Reprise)," "Finale Ultimo," "Bows," "Exit Music." Original orchestrations by Emil Gerstenberger. Reconstruction and additional orchestrations by Larry Moore. Produced by Judith Sherman. Extensive liner notes, plot, dialogue, history, photos.
Edith Piaf: Chansons
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
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."
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.
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."
The Last Ship [Amazon Exclusive Super Deluxe Edition]
(Cherrytree/Interscope/A&M Records - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
"Inspired by" Sting's upcoming Broadway musical based on his growing up in Swan Hunters Shipyard in Wallsend. Produced by Rob Mathes and engineered and mixed by Donal Hodgson. This 2-disc, 20-song version with special packaging is an Amazon exclusive. Also a 12-song version on CD, iTunes and vinyl. Released 9/24/13.
Lee Daniels' The Butler
(Verve - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
14 songs include "In The Middle Of The Night" performed by Fantasia.
(Broadway Records - on 2 CDs/iTunes)
Rock concept album based on Lizzie Borden story. Score by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt (music) and Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner (lyrics). To be expanded into live concerts and theatrical events across the country. Carrie Manolakos and Storm Large, Carrie Cimma, Ryah Nixon. "Forty Whacks" (Prologue), "The House of Borden," "This Is Not Love," "Gotta Get Out of Here," "If You Knew," "The Soul of the White Bird," "Maybe Someday," "The Will" (Underscore), "Sweet Little Sister," "Shattercane & Velvet Grass," "The Milk" (Underscore), "Will You Stay?," "Why Are All These Heads Off?," "Mercury Rising," "Somebody Will Do Something," "Forty Whacks" (Entr'acte), "The Fall of the House of Borden," "What the F**k Now, Lizzie?!," "The Dress" (Underscore), "Burn the Old Thing Up," "Questions Questions," "Will You Lie?," "Watchmen for the Morning," "Maybe Someday" (Reprise 1), "Thirteen Days In Taunton," "Maybe Someday" (Reprise 2), "Into Your Wildest Dreams," "Forty Whacks" (Curtain). Engineered by Anthony "Rocky" Gallo. Book by Tim Maner; additional music by Tim Maner; additional lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt; based on an original concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner; orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt. Newly revised and orchestrated from previous version. Executive Produced by The Broadway Consortium (Van Dean and Kenny Howard) and Brunish Trinchero LLC.
Oh You Kid!: Dorothy Provine with Joe "Fingers" Carr in Tandem
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
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.
(new on CD)
Musical based on the life of Norman Rockwell. Music and lyrics by Bluestone Sisters. Beth Leavel, Karen Ziemba, Lillias White, Ron Holgate, Debbie Gravitte, Judy Kaye and Tony nominees Mark Jacoby, Andrea Mcardle, Emily Skinner, Randy Skinner Bob Stillman and Tom Wopat. Arrangements and accompaniment by Sam Willmott. Musical director Aaron Jodoin. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this album will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Available at Broadway Cares Store.
Tom Wopat: I've Got Your Number Vinyl
(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."
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
One Touch of Venus Studio Cast Recording Digital
(JAY Records - new at iTunes)
Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash score for 1943 musical. Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett, Ron Raines, Victoria Clark, Judy Kaye, Lauren Worsham, Michael "Tuba" McKinsey. Complete score plus two cut songs: "Vive La Difference" and "Who Am I?." Original orchestrations by Kurt Weill. 2 CD set expected in the future.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
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.
On the Riviera
(Fox - new Blu-Ray)
1951 musical comedy film featuring Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet. Choreography by Jack Cole. Score by Alfred Newman and Sylvia Fine. Directed by Walter Lang. Produced by Sol C. Siegel from a screenplay by Valentine Davies and Phoebe & Henry Ephron, based on the play The Red Cat by Rudolph Lothar and Hans Adler. Extras: widescreen feature; The Rivera Story: A Remarkable Impersonation; A Portrait of Danny Kaye; The Jack of Clubs: Choreographer Jack Cole; restoration comparison; theatrical trailer; still galleries: interactive pressbook; advertising; On the Set; Glamour Shots; On with the Show.
BOOKs Now Available:
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
(TCG - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
Play by Lynn Nottage (Second Stage).
Saying It With Songs: Popular Music and the Coming of Sound to Hollywood Cinema
(Oxford Univ Press - 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.
Sex Plays by Eric Bogosian
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Bogosian's two newest plays: Skunkweed details the culture clash between a Los Angeles screenwriter and a working-class girl and her rural Florida clan in a hotel room; 1+1 explores desire, greed, and responsibility to others through the lives of an aspiring actress, assistant restaurant manager, and a photographer.
Starry-Eyed: 16 Stories that Steal the Spotlight
(Running Press Kids - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Ted Michael and Josh Pultz. Foreword by Clay Aiken. Collection of short stories about the struggles, hopes, failures, and triumphs of young aspiring singers, dancers, actors, actresses, and performers. Plus personal anecdotes from current performers of stage, screen, and television, including Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Greta Gerwig, Ian Harding, Lea Salonga, Alice Ripley, Andrea McArdle, Montego Glover. Whether hilarious or romantic or devastating or suspenseful, these diverse coming-of-age stories are perfect for anyone who is reaching for the stars. 402 pages.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Carmen Jones Blu-ray
(Fox - new Blu-Ray)
1954 film version of Bizet/Hammerstein musical version of the opera. Directed by Otto Preminger. Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belfonte, Olga James, Joe Adams, Pearl Bailey, Diahann Carroll.
Carols For A Cure 2013: Volume 15
(Rock-It Science Records - new on 2 CDs)
15th annual recording for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway and Off-Broadway cast members sing holiday classics with new original material. Perez Hilton (NEWSical the Musical) sings "Perez's 2013 Holiday Dishlist" with music by Jason Michael Webb and lyrics by Lynn Pinto and George Howe; Reeve Carney "A Savior is Born; Faith Prince and cast of Annie "Children Go Where I Send Thee"; Billy Porter and Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots), "Carol of the Boots"; Laura Osnes, Rebecca Luker, Santino Fontana and Ann Harada (Cinderella) "Happy Christmas, Little Friend." Also represented: First Date, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda, Motown, Newsies, Once, Rock of Ages, Soul Doctor, Wicked, Pippin, Motown The Musical and many more. Plus Broadway Boys and the all-stars of The John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, NY. Purchase supports Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Pre-order at Broadway Cares.
Jean Danton: A Change in Me
(Albany Records - new on CD)
Internationally known soprano soloist Jean Danton sings "A Change In Me," "Being Alive," "Not While I'm Around," "Come To My Garden," "So In Love," "Anyone Can Whistle," "If I Loved You," "Move On," "No One Is Alone," "Moonfall," "I'm Not That Girl," "How Could I Even Know," "This Nearly Was Mine," "Love for Sale," "Just One Of Those Things," "Bring Him Home," "Into The West."
Stephen Ward Original Cast recording
(Decca - new on CD)
New musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christopher Hampton and lyricist Don Black (West End peformances begin December 3). Cast features Alexander Hanson, Charlotte Spencer, Charlotte Blackledge, Anthony Calf, Daniel Flynn and Joanna Riding. Tracks "Human Sacrifice" and "Hopeless When It Comes To You" now available for free download. Album pre-ordering at Amazon UK
Wicked Deluxe 10th Anniversary
(VerveUMe - on 2 CDs)
With bonus tracks; "Popular Song" by MIKA (featuring Ariana Grande); deluxe packaging featuring "greenified" anniversary artwork, and booklet with new essays by Stephen Schwartz and Gregory Maguire. October 29 digital release; CDs released November 19. Vinyl version to be available online and at the Gershwin Theatre.
Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
The Manifestos and Essays
(TCG - Paperback Book)
By Richard Foreman.
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Postponed to 10/15/13:
(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."