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CDs Now Available:
Brian Cheney Tenor
(new CD/mp3 album/iTunes)
Jerry Hadley protegé debut solo album. Will be featured as tenor soloist in the televised Salute to Vienna New Year's concert at Lincoln Center on January 1, 2014. Opera selections, and "I'm Falling in Love With Someone" from Naughty Marietta. CD and mp3 album plus samples available at CD Baby; CD, mp3 album and individual tracks also available at Amazon.
David Edelfelt: Love Is Born At Christmas
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Cabaret singer solo album Joined by Tom Michael and Amy Matheny on Ann Hampton Callaway's "God Bless My Family." "Winter Wonderland," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Some Children See Him/A Child is Born," "Sleigh Ride," "Mary, Did You Know?," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)," "In The Bleak Midwinter," "God Bless My Family," "Childhood Medley (Jingle Bells/Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town/Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)," "Go, Tell It On The Mountain," "O Holy Night," "White Christmas," "Silent Night." Samples, tracks and album available at CD Baby.
(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
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). Released on mp3 at Amazon/at iTunes/iTunes Deluxe Edition with bonus tracks on September 26.
Musical Gifts from Joshua Bell and Friends
(Sony - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Joshua Bell with special guests Gloria Estefan, Alison Krauss, Kristin Chenoweth, trumpeter Chris Botti, Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis, Plácido Domingo and Renée Fleming. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Let it Snow," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Greensleeves," "Nutcracker Medley," "Amazing Grace," "O Holy Night," "Ave Maria," "I Want an Old-Fashioned Christmas," "White Christmas," "O Tannenbaum," "Baal Shem: Simchat Torah (Rejoicing)," "The Secret of Christmas," "Christmas Auld Lang Syne," "Christmas Confusion," "Silent Night."
The Pleasure of His Company Soundtrack
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Alfred Newman score for film based on Samuel Taylor and Cornelia Otis Skinner play. First time on CD. The complete score, source music, and some demo cues, mostly in stereo from the original session masters housed in the Paramount vaults. Limited release of 1,000 copies. Available at Kritzerland Records.
Sleeping Arrangements Original cast
(new on CD)
Musical adaptation of Sophie Kinsella. Book, music and lyrics by Chris Burgess. Original (London) cast Sabrina Aloueche, Jenny Gayner, Grant Neal, Adam Pettigrew, Liza Pulman and Steven Serlin. Six-piece band led by MD and arranger Colin Billing. Full synopsis, cast and creative biographies and production photographs. Available at simgproductions.com.
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
David Edwards: Giving Voice
First-time recordings of songs by Elliot Weiss. Vocals by baritone David Edwards (The Producers tour, By Jeeves, The Fantasticks). Includes two duets with Alix Korey.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
That's the Way of the World
(Wea-Des Moines Video - new Blu-Ray)
1976 musical film featuring songs by Maurice White (Earth, Wind and Fire). Written by Robert Lipsyte. Produced and directed by Sig Shore. Harvey Keitel, Ed Nelson, Earth, Wind and Fire. 97 minutes.
BOOKs Now Available:
August: Osage County (movie tie-in)
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Tracy Letts Pulitzer Prize winning play, and 2013 film.
Carrie the Musical: What Where They Thinking?
(Applause - Paperback Book)
By Carrie librettist and screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen. Tracks his personal four-decade history with the piece - from reading the manuscript in 1973 while a reader for producer David Susskind, to writing the screenplay for the 1976 Brian de Palma film; from deciding to turn it into a musical in 1984, to the path that led to the controversial Royal Shakespeare Company and legendary Broadway production in 1988; to its rebirth Off-Broadway in 2012. Naming names, telling never-before-told stories, and revealing what its creators were thinking. An informative and educational behind-the-scenes look into how musicals are written and put together. 208 pages.
I Like It Here!: Adventures in the Wild and Wonderful World of Theatre
(Pisgah Press - Paperback book)
Autobiography by playwright, regional director, teacher, composer, and avid theatergoer C. Robert Jones. 276 pages.
Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World
( Wormsloe Foundation Publication - Hardcover Book)
New biography by Glenn T. Eskew.
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.
Stages: A Life in the Theatre
(Hyphenates Limited - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Joe Stockdale. University dean, professor artistic director and writer. 682 pages, including photo section, complete list of plays, casts, and crews.
The Theater of Terrence McNally: A Critical Study
(McFarland and Co - Paperback Book)
By Peter Wolfe.
Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof
(Metropolitan Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
History of the musical by drama critic Alisa Solomon. 448 pages.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Fred Astaire: Early Years at RKO
(Masterworks - new on 2 CDs)
Inside Llewyn Davis Original Soundtrack Recording
(Nonesuch - new on CD/previously released on iTunes/vinyl
12 new recordings made especially for the 2013 Coen brothers film and soundtrack plus an existing recording by Dave Van Ronk. "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me" (Oscar Isaac), "Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)" (Marcus Mumford & Oscar Isaac), "The Last Thing on My Mind" (Stark Sands With Punch Brothers), "Five Hundred Miles" (Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan & Stark Sands), "Please Mr. Kennedy" (Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac & Adam Driver), "Green, Green Rocky Road" (Oscar Isaac), "The Death of Queen Jane" (Oscar Isaac), "The Roving Gambler (With The Down Hill Strugglers)" (John Cohen), "The Shoals of Herring (With Punch Brothers)" (Oscar Isaac), "The Auld Triangle" (Chris Thile, Chris Eldridge, Marcus Mumford, Justin Timberlake & Gabe Witcher), "The Storms Are on the Ocean" (Nancy Blake), "Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)" (Oscar Isaac), "Farewell (unreleased studio version)" (Bob Dylan), "Green, Green Rocky Road" (Dave Van Ronk). Music produced by T. Bone Burnett, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.
Sinatra: Duets 20th Anniversary Deluxe
(Capitol/Universal - new on 2 CDs/2 LP vinyl)
Newly remastered Sinatra duet set: the original Duets; Duets II; two never-before-released bonus tracks "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)" featuring Tom Scott and 'Embraceable You' with Tanya Tucker; and the rare "Fly Me to the Moon" with George Strait and two versions of "My Way" one recorded with Luciano Pavarotti and the other with Willie Nelson. Duets includes standards partnerings with Anita Baker, Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Kenny G, Julio Iglesias, Liza Minnelli, Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand and Luther Vandross. Duets II features duets with Jimmy Buffett, Neil Diamond, Lena Horne, Chrissie Hynde, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Patti LaBelle, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Luis Miguel, Lorrie Morgan, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Jon Secada, Frank Sinatra Jr., and Stevie Wonder & Gladys Knight. 32 tracks total. Single remastered Best of Duets anniversary CD with 14 tracks also being released.
The Sound of Music New TV soundtrack
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD)
Studio recording for NBC production (to be presented live on December 5) with Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, Christian Borle, Christiane Noll. Rodgers & Hammerstein score. "Preludium," "The Sound of Music," "Maria," "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Sixteen Going On Seventeen," "The Lonely Goatherd," "How Can Love Survive?," "Reprise: The Sound Of Music," "The Party Grand Waltz," "The Ländler," "So Long, Farewell," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "No Way to Stop It," "Something Good," "Processional," "Reprise: Sixteen Going On Seventeen," "The Concert: Do-Re-Mi," "The Concert: Edelweiss," "The Concert: So Long, Farewell," "Finale Ultimo: Climb Ev'ry Mountain."
The Sound of Music - Live!
(Universal Studios - new on DVD)
NBC production, to be presented live on December 5, with Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, Christian Borle, Christiane Noll.
Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover book/Kindle Edition)
By Victoria Wilson. The early years of Stanwyck's life and career, including her years in New York as a dancer and Broadway star.
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Added to October 29, 2013:
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Original Cast
(Ghostlight Records - new digital)
Dave Malloy score. David Abeles, Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell, Catherine Brookman, Nick Choksi, Ken Clark, Ashkon Davaran, Blake DeLong, Amber Gray, Luke Holloway, Dave Malloy, Grace McLean, Azudi Onyejekwe, Paul Pinto, Phillipa Soo, Lucas Steele, Shaina Taub, Mariand Torres and Lauren Zakrin. Musical director Or Matias. Recorded August 26, 2013, at MSR Studios. Produced by Dean Sharenow, Howard and Janet Kagan and Kurt Deutsch. 27 songs. Deluxe, 2-CD package expected in November and pre-ordering from Ghostlight, and a CD version is available at Kazino.
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Original Cast Highlights
(Ghostlight Records - new digital)
Dave Malloy score. David Abeles, Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell, Catherine Brookman, Nick Choksi, Ken Clark, Ashkon Davaran, Blake DeLong, Amber Gray, Luke Holloway, Dave Malloy, Grace McLean, Azudi Onyejekwe, Paul Pinto, Phillipa Soo, Lucas Steele, Shaina Taub, Mariand Torres and Lauren Zakrin. Musical director Or Matias. Recorded August 26, 2013, at MSR Studios. Produced by Dean Sharenow, Howard and Janet Kagan and Kurt Deutsch. 14-song. Full 27-song version also available in digital, with deluxe, 2-CD package expected in November. CDs pre-ordering from Ghostlight, and a CD version is available at Kazino.
Added to January 21, 2014:
Yank! Original Off-Broadway Cast
(PS Classics - new on CD)
David and Joseph Zellnik score. Bobby Steggert, Ivan Hernandez, Nancy Anderson, Jeffry Denman, Tally Sessions, Andrew Durand, David Perlman, Chris Ruth, Joe Medeiros, Zak Edwards and Todd Faulkner. Music direction by Rob Berman. Orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick. "Opening Speech," "Remem'bring You," "Yank," "Polishing Shoes," "The Saddest Gal What Am," "Betty," "Click," "Get It, Got It, Good," "Rememb'ring You / Letters," "Blue Twilight," "You, You," "Yank (reprise)," "A Couple of Regular Guys," "Your Squad Is Your Squad," "Light On Your Feet," "Just True," "My Soldier," "A Couple of Regular Guys (reprise)," "Final Speech / Remem'bring You (reprise)." To be recorded November 21-22. Pre-ordering at PS Classics.