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CDs Now Available:
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 or by calling (212) 840-0770 x238 Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST. CDs are available in theatres beginning 11/1.
Il Divo: A Musical Affair
(Columbia - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
David Miller, Carlos Marin, Sébastien Izambard, Urs Buhler. Compilation of Broadway songs featuring duets with Barbra Streisand, Kristin Chenoweth, Nicole Scherzinger, Heather Headley And Michael Ball. "Memory" (with Nicole Scherzinger), "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" (with Heather Headley), "Bring Him Home," Tonight," All I Ask Of You" (with Kristen Chenoweth), "Some Enchanted Evening," Who Can I Turn To?," You'll Never Walk Alone," If Ever I Would Leave You," Love Changes Everything" (with Michael Ball), "The Music Of The Night" (with Barbra Streisand). Limited run begins November 7th at the Marquis Theatre with special guest star Heather Headley.
Dixie Carter: The Heart of Dixie
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Dixie Carter's 1985 album, now on CD and digital. "If You're Going, Go," "Honeysuckle Rose," "Come a Little Closer," "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)," "When the World Was Young / Young and Foolish," "Warm," "Beans Taste Fine," "I'm On Fire," "Sweet Blindness," "Just Like a Woman," "Hold Out for the Real Thing," "I've Always Been Crazy," "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go." Produced by Michele Brourman; Executive Producer: Hal Holbrook. Accompanied by Scott Colley on acoustic bass, Danny Jacob on guitar, Novi Novog on viola. Samples, tracks and album available at CD Baby.
Jean Danton: A Change in Me
(Albany Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
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."
Music From the Motion Picture Black Nativity
(RCA - new on CD/mp3 with digital booklet/iTunes)
Songs from new musical film adaptation of Langston Hughes play. "Be Grateful," (Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Jacob Latimore & Luke James), "Coldest Town," (Latimore, Jacob), "Test Of Faith," (Hudson, Jennifer), "Motherless Child," (Latimore, Jacob), "Hush Child (Get You Through This Silent Night)," (Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore, Luke James and Grace Gibson), "He Loves Me Still," (Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson), "Can't Stop Praising His Name," (Forest Whitaker and Gospeldelic Choir), "Sweet Little Jesus Boy," (Gibson, Tyrese), "Rise Up Shepherd And Follow," (Mary J Blige and Nas), "Fix Me Jesus," (Hudson, Jennifer), "Jesus On The Mainline," (Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker), "As," (Jacob Latimore, Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson).
Pennies From Heaven [Limited Collector's Edition, Soundtrack]
(Perseverance Records - new on CDiTunes)
Remastered reissue of 1981 soundtrack LP. The musical film starred Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Walken and Jessica Harper. Directed by Herbert Ross. Performances by Elsie Carlisle with Ambrose & His Orchestra, Sam Browne & The Carlyle Cousins, Connie Boswell, The Boswell Sisters, Fred Latham with Jack Johnson & His Orchestra, Bing Crosby, Arthur Tracy, Bobby Bruce, Ida Sue McCune, Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees, Dolly Dawn with George Hall & His Orchestra, Helen Kane, Walt Harrah, Gene Merlino, Vern Rowe, & Robert Tebow, Irving Aaronson & His Commanders, Ronnie Hill & Primo Scala's Accordion Band, Jack Buchanan & Elsie Randolph, Fred Astaire, Steve Martin, Lew Stone & His Band. "The Clouds Will Soon Roll By," "Yes, Yes!," "I'll Never Have To Dream Again," "Roll Along Prairie Moon," "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?," "Pennies From Heaven," "It's the Girl," "Love Is Good for Anything That Ails You," "Let's Put Out the Lights and Go To Sleep," "It's a Sin To Tell a Lie," "I Want To Be Bad," "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries," "Let's Misbehave," "Serenade In the Night," "Fancy Our Meeting," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "Pennies From Heaven," "The Glory of Love." Some music arranged and conducted by Marvin Hamlisch. 12-page booklet, designed by James Wingrove, containing liner notes by Daniel Schweiger.
Van Winkle - A Folk Musical
(new on CD)
Score by Caroline Wigmore. Daniel Greco and Rachel Kurtz, Noel Harron, Jennifer Hepburn, Joel Hutchings, Adam Leonard-Burns, David Mckechnie, Claire Sharpe. Arrangements by Jen Green. 12-track "limited edition" with booklet. "This New World," "The Harvest Song," "Watching The Door," "A Life Out There," "These Old Bones," "Take A Drink, Van Winkle," "Rest In Peace," "Mighty Fine House," "Old Man Winter," "Susanna," "I'm Home," "The Dinner Blessing." Available at Dress Circle
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
Hollow: The Musical
(new on mp3)
Original musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell. Original cast from September 2012 premiere at Players Theatre. Samples, tracks and album available at CD Baby.
Kiss Me While We Have the Chance - Steve Marzullo
(Yellow Sound Label - new on iTunes)
Music by Steve Marzullo with lyrics and poems by David Arthur, Todd Boss, Mark Campbell, Annie Golden, Langston Hughes, Manny Kussack, Katherine Lench Meyering, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edward Thomas, Michael Ward and Amanda Yesnowitz. "Under the Water Under the Sky," (performed by Alysha Umphress), "My Soul Rejoices," (Kenita Miller), "Impossible Spring," (Annie Golden), "Hard Daddy," (Judy Blazer), "No One so Much as You," (Aaron Lazar), "Too Close to the Sun," (Elizabeth Stanley), "There Is a Love," (Darius De Haas), "Hey, That's Fine by Me," (Randy Graff), "The Hush of the Very Good," (Sally Wilfert), "Constellations/Nocturne," (Michael Winther), "Burning the Sauce," (Terri Klausner), "I Know I Am but a Summer to Your Heart," (Rachel Ulanet), "My Central Park," (Ric Ryder). Produced by Michael Croiter and Marzullo.
Sex and the Village: A New Comedy Musical
(Perfect Pitch Musicals Ltd - new on mp3)
By Rebecca Applin and Susannah Pearse. "It's Vicar of Dibley meets Jam & Jerusalem." Charlotte Wakefield (Spring Awakening, Sound of Music), Haydn Oakley (Book of Mormon, Spamalot), Luke Kempner (Les Miserables), Kelly-anne Gower (We Will Rock You, Les Miserables). World premiere at Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds, in November 2013. Samples, tracks and album available at CD Baby.
Wicked Deluxe 10th Anniversary
(VerveUMe - new on mp3/iTunes)
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.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
Aida: Live at the Royal Albert Hall
(new Region 2 DVD)
Verdi opera performed in 2012. Joseph Wolverton, Liuba Sokolova, Ashley Holland, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Orchestra is conducted by Andrew Greenwood. Order at Dress Circle
Shakespeare: Twelfth Night (Globe on Screen)
(Opus Arte - new on All Region DVD)
Filmed at London's Globe Theatre, directed by Tim Carroll. All-male cast includes Mark Rylance as Olivia and Roger Lloyd-Pack as Sir Anthony Aguecheek, Stephen Fry as Malvolio. Available at Amazon UK. Released July 2013.
BOOKs Now Available:
Belt Your Face Off! A How-To Starter Guide For Broadway Belt Singing
(Five-Trick-Pony LLC - Kindle Edition)
By Felicia Ricci (Unnaturally Green). 22 pages.
(Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook CD read by Jim Meskimen)
Biography of Bob Fosse by author and professor Sam Wasson. Through extensive interviews with collaborators and lovers, and Fosse's archives. 592 pages.
Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History
(Simon & Schuster - new Hardcover/Kindle book/at eBooks)
By Glen Berger, Bono and the Edge of U2 collaborator on Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. 416 pages.
Unsinkable: A Memoir
(Harper Collins - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
By Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway. "The definitive memoir by film legend and Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds." Illustrated with previously unpublished photos from Reynolds's personal collection. Publishing date for paperback version. Hardcover and Kindle Edition released 4/2/2103. 320 pages.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Donna Vivino: Beautiful Dreamer
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Theatre actress (Wicked) debut solo album. "When Day Is Done," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "Over the Rainbow," "When She Loved Me," "Castle on a Cloud," "Rainy Days and Mondays," "How Insensitive," "Never Never Land," "My Romance," "I Wish You Love," "Once You Lose Your Heart," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "Beautiful Dreamer."
A Chorus Line
(MGM/UA - new on Blu-Ray)
1985 film adaptation of Broadway musical. Michael Douglas, Alyson Reed, Terrence Mann, Sharon Brown, Dancers, Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges, Jan Gan Boyd, Gregg Burge, Cameron English, Tony Fields, Nicole Fosse, Vicki Frederick, Michelle Johnston, Janet Jones, Pam Klinger, Audrey Landers, Charles McGowan, Justin Ross, Blane Savage, Matt West. Directed by Richard Attenborough, produced by Cy Feuer, screenplay by Arnold Schulman.
Christine Ebersole: Strings Attached
(Motéma Music - new on CD/mp3)
Christine Ebersole with violinist Aaron Weinstein. Produced by Birdland owner Gianni Valenti. "lush, orchestral, classic songs from the 20's through the 40's." "Shall We Dance," "The Things We Did Last Summer," "This Time the Dream's on Me," "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," "Am I Blue," "Moon Dreams," "I Wish I Were in Love Again," "After You've Gone/Too Gone Too Long," "Our Love Is Here to Stay," "I'll Be Seeing You," "Jitterbug Waltz," "Something There," "La La Lu." Liner notes by Ann Hampton Callaway.
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Original Cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on 2 CDs)
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. Disc 1: "Prologue," "Pierre," "Moscow," "The Private and Intimate Life of the House," "Natasha & Bolkonskys," "No One Else," "The Opera," "Natasha & Anatole," "Natasha Lost," "The Duel," "Sunday Morning," "Charming," "The Ball. Disc 2: "Letters," "Sonya & Natasha," "Sonya Alone," "Preparations," "Balaga," "The Abduction," "In My House," "A Call to Pierre," "Find Anatole," "Pierre & Anatole," "Natasha Very Ill," "Pierre & Andrey," "Pierre & Natasha," "The Great Comet of 1812." Deluxe package includes 48 page booklet with full lyrics, show photos/synopsis and an essay by Steven Suskin. Highlights version and deluxe version with digital booklet released digitally on October 29.
Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of 16 Broadway Classics, 1927-1969 Boxed Set
(Library of Congress - Hardcover Book)
Two-volume set by Laurence Masion (The South Pacific Companion, Broadway: The American Musical, Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds). Based on new research, presenting the complete libretto of each musical in its Broadway opening night version. Show Boat, As Thousands Cheer, Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, On the Town, Finian's Rainbow, Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, The Pajama Game, My Fair Lady, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, 1776. Includes hard-to-find or previously unpublished supplementary items, lyrics, and songs cut or added in revivals. 64 pages of photographs and other images drawn from the original productions; biographical sketches of the book writers and lyricists; cast lists and other information about the shows' Broadway openings; detailed accounts of the path each show took on the road to Broadway; 16 full-color postcards reproducing the original show posters. 1600 pages.
American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics, 1927-1949
(Library of Congress - Hardcover Book)
By Laurence Masion (The South Pacific Companion, Broadway: The American Musical, Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds). Show Boat, As Thousands Cheer, Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, On the Town, Finian's Rainbow, Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific. Includes hard-to-find or previously unpublished supplementary items, lyrics, and songs cut or added in revivals. 32 pages of photographs and other images drawn from the original productions; biographical sketches of the book writers and lyricists; cast lists and other information about the shows' Broadway openings; detailed accounts of the path each show took on the road to Broadway. 800 pages
American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics, 1950-1969
(Library of Congress - Hardcover Book)
By Laurence Masion (The South Pacific Companion, Broadway: The American Musical, Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds). Guys and Dolls, The Pajama Game, My Fair Lady, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, 1776. Includes hard-to-find or previously unpublished supplementary items, lyrics, and songs cut or added in revivals. 32 pages of photographs and other images drawn from the original productions; biographical sketches of the book writers and lyricists; cast lists and other information about the shows' Broadway openings; detailed accounts of the path each show took on the road to Broadway. 800 pages
Annie: Broadway Singer's Edition
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/CD)
Vocal line and lyrics; songs in their original keys with piano accompaniments crafted for playability. The CD includes performances of these piano accompaniments. 10 selections include "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything but You," "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Little Girls," "Maybe," "A New Deal for Christmas," "N.Y.C.," "Something Was Missing," "Tomorrow," "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile."
The Best American Short Plays 2012-2013
(Applause Books - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
William W. Demastes, editor.
The Sound of Music: Broadway Singer's Edition
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/CD)
Vocal line and lyrics; songs in their original keys with piano accompaniments crafted for playability. The CD includes performances of these piano accompaniments. A dozen songs including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Do-Re-Mi," "Edelweiss," "I Have Confidence," "The Lonely Goatherd," "Maria," "My Favorite Things," "An Ordinary Couple," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "So Long, Farewell," "Something Good," "The Sound of Music."
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