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CDs Now Available:
Alfie Boe - Trust
(Decca - new on CD)
Newest album from English tenor/musical theatre performer (Les Miserables, La Boheme). "Keep Me In Your Heart," "Many Rivers To Cross," "You've Got A Friend," "If You Go Away," "Trust," "God Give Me Strength," "Glory Glory Hallelujah," "Georgia On My Mind," "Forever Young," "Rosie," "The Dimming Of The Day" (with Shawn Colvin), "Danny Boy." Available at Amazon UK, Dress Circle
and Amazon U.S. (as an import).
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory OLC
(Watertower Music - new U.S. CD/mp3/iTunes (10/8/13))
U.S. release of original cast recording. Score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Cast includes Douglas Hodge, Jack Costello, Nigel Planer, Roni Page, Billy Boyle, Myra Sands, Ross Dawes, Kate Graham, Jasna Ivir, Jenson Steele, Joe Allen, Clive Carter, Tia Noakes, Jade Johnson, Paul Medford, Jack Shalloo, Alex Clatworthy. "Opening," "Almost Nearly Perfect," "The Amazing Fantastical History of Mr. Willy Wonka," "A Letter From Charlie Bucket," "News of Augustus," "More of Him to Love," "News of Veruca," "When Veruca Says," "News of Violet," "The Double Bubble Duchess," "News of Mike," "It's Teavee Time!," "If Your Mother Were Here," "Don'cha Pinch Me Charlie," "It Must Be Believed to Be Seen," "Strike That, Reverse It," "The Chocolate Room," "Simply Second Nature," "Augustus' Downfall," "Auf Wiedersehen Augustus Gloop," "Gum!," "Juicy!," "Veruca's Nutcracker Sweet," "Vidiots," "Pure Imagination," "A Little Me," "It Must Be Believed to Be Seen (Reprise)." Lower price than previously available import.
Far From Heaven
(PS Classics - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
2013 original cast recording. Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie score. Cast includes Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale, Isaiah Johnson. "Prologue," "Autumn in Connecticut," "Once Upon a Time," "If It Hadn't Been," "Table Talk I," "Mrs Magnatech," "Mrs Magnatech (Reprise)," "Office Talk," "Evening Stroll," "Marital Bliss," "Sun and Shade," "Table Talk II," "Secrets," "If It Hadn't Been (Reprise)," "Interesting," "Miro," "Once a Year," "Secrets (Reprise)," "Cathy, I'm Your Friend," "The Only One," "Entr'acte," "Phone Talk," "If It Hadn't Been (Reprise)," "Table Talk III," "Wandering Eyes," "Secrets (Reprise)," "I Never Knew," "Cathy, I'm Your Friend (Reprise)," "Tuesdays, Thursdays," "Table Talk IV," "A Picture in Your Mind," "Heaven Knows / Act II Finale." Recorded July 12.
Home for the Holidays: Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Featuring Alfie Boe
(Mormon Tabernacle - new on CD/iTunes)
Live recording of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's 2012 Christmas concert. "Jingle Bells," "Sing Noel! A Christmas Processional," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "I Wonder as I Wander," "From Heaven on High," "God Bless the Master of This House," "Christmas at Home: There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Somewhere in My Memory," "Bring Him Home," "A Christmas Waltz Fantasy: The Christmas Waltz; Silver Bells; Sleep Well, Little Children," "Sleigh Ride," "What Shall We Give?," "Angels, from the Realms of Glory." Released 10/15/13.
Inside Llewyn Davis Original Soundtrack Recording
(Nonesuch - new on CD/mp3/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.
Perry Como: That's Where I Came In - Standards And Rarities
(Sepia Records - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
Como's uncharted singles and "B" sides from the 1940s and '50s, many appearing on CD for the first time. Includes "She's a Lady" with Betty Hutton. 26 tracks
Russell Watson - Only One Man
(new on CD)
UK tenor's new solo album. "Without You," "Seventeen," "Tell Me," "Here Comes the Morning," "I Miss You My Dear," "To Break The Ice," "My Love and I," "Live with Somebody You Love "(with Regine Velasquez), "Too Much For One Heart," "The Sea of Life," "I am Only One Man," "Bring Him Home" (with Claude-Michel Schönberg). Ballads, written and produced by Claude-Michel Schoenberg. At Amazon UK, Dress Circle
and at Amazon U.S. (as an import).
Somethin' Real Special: The Songs of Dorothy Fields
(PS Classics - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Philip Chaffin album. Standards and little-known songs that Dorothy Fields wrote between 1928 and 1973 with Jimmy McHugh, Jerome Kern, Sigmund Romberg, Harold Arlen, Morton Gould, Arthur Schwartz and Cy Coleman. "Remind Me," "Carousel in the Park," "A Cow and a Plow and a Frau," "I'm in the Mood for Love / Don't Blame Me," "You're a Lovable Lunatic," "Somethin' Real Special," "Alone Too Long," "Sweet Charity," "April Snow," "Then You Went and Changed Your Mind," "Let Me Look at You / The Way You Look Tonight," "Where Am I Going?," "I'll Buy You a Star," "Exactly Like You." Todd Ellison conducts. Arrangements by Jonathan Tunick, Doug Besterman, Jason Carr, Glen Daum, David Loud, Joseph Thalken, Sam Davis, David Wolfson and John Baxindine. Liner notes by Maury Yeston.
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
The Sweetest Sounds: Janice Anderson
(new mp3 album/iTunes)
LA jazz singer. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "Falling in Love With Love," "The Sweetest Sounds," "The Surrey With the Fringe On Top," "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise," "The Sounds Around The House," "I Hear Music," "Emily," "When I Fall In Love," "Ev'rything I Love," "Where Is Love," "Whistle While You Work," "Old Devil Moon," "A Time For Love." With Daniel May on piano, Benjamin May on bass, Gary Gibbons on drums. Recorded at Band Aid Studio, Long Beach, CA. Samples, tracks and digital album at CD Baby.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
The Good Companions
(Network - new Region 2 DVD)
1957 musical-comedy film treatment of J.B. Priestley novel. Janette Scott, John Fraser, Rachel Roberts, Joyce Grenfell, Celia Johnson, Eric Portman, Anthony Newley and Thora Hird. Songs by Paddy Roberts, Albero Rossi and Geoffrey Parsons. Color. 100 minutes. At Amazon UK.
Both Sides Now: Michael Ball Live in London 2013
(Anchor Bay - Region 2 DVD/CD)
Recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo with 17-piece backing band. The touring production features the biggest hits from Michael's recording and stage career and a new track written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Includes Bonus 8-track CD. Available at Amazon UK and Dress Circle
BOOKs Now Available:
B. H. Barry Fights for Everyone: The Performer's Guide
Tony, Drama Desk and Obie Award winning fight choreographer. Essential guide for performers, directors and choreographers ... on how create fights for the theater, television, film, opera and ballet. Published 6/3/13. Available at Drama Book Shop.
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.
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."
The Untold Stories of Broadway Vol 1
(Dress Circle Publishing - new Paperback book/Kindle Edition Pt 1 Kindle Edition Pt 2)
By Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Chronicle of the history of Broadway through firsthand accounts from actors, directors, producers, stagehands, designers, ushers and others. Each chapter represents one Broadway theater. Volume 1 covers The Al Hirschfeld, August Wilson, Lyceum, Mark Hellinger, Marquis, Neil Simon, Richard Rodgers and Winter Garden Theatres.
The Wonderful World of Oz: An Illustrated History of the American Classic
(Down East Books - Hardcover Book)
By John Fricke. Documents the magical journey through photographs of the world's largest collection of Oz memorabilia, tracing the history of the 1939 musical and its impact on culture through to Wicked.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
The Jungle Book (Two-Disc Diamond Edition: Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy)
(Disney - new Blu-Ray set)
1967 animated musical film based on Rudyard Kipling stories. Voices Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Bruce Reitherman, J. Pat O'Malley, Sterling Holloway, Clint Howard. Songs by Robert Sherman & Richard Sherman ("The Bare Necessities," "I Wanna Be Like You," "The Abba Dabba Honeymoon"), instrummental score by George Bruns. 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround, the original theatrical audio mix. Bonuses: introductions by Diane Disney Miller and Richard M. Sherman; alternate ending: "Mowgli and The Hunter"; @DisneyAnimation: "Sparking Creativity"; "Music, Memories & Mowgli: A Conversation with Richard M. Sherman, Diane Disney Miller and Floyd Norman"; Disney intermission: "Bear-E-Oke" hosted by Baloo; Bear-E-Oke Sing A Long; "I Wanna Be Like You: Hangin' Out At Disney's Animal Kingdom"; and all the classic bonus features included in the original DVD release.
Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Duo!: The Best Scenes for Mature Actors
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Stephen Fife. From plays including Long Day's Journey into Night, Death of a Salesman, The Price, Glengarry Glen Ross, Fences, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , and more recent August: Osage County, Good People, God of Carnage . Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Simon Gray, and Peter Nichols.
Five, Six, Seven, Nate!
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Tim Federle (Better Nate Than Ever). Theatre-oriented young reader fiction.
Stella! Mother of Modern Acting
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
By Sheana Ochoa. Stella Adler's friend of 30 years, provided Ochoa with a trove of Stella's personal and pedagogical materials, and Ochoa interviewed Stella's entire living family, including her daughter Ellen; her colleagues and friends, from Arthur Miller to Karl Malden; and her students from Robert De Niro to Mark Ruffalo. Source material includes unpublished letters and interviews, private audio recordings, Stella's extensive FBI file, class videos and private audio recordings. Foreword by Mark Ruffalo. 320 pages.
The Wizard of Oz FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Life, According to Oz
(Applause - Paperback Book)
By David J. Hogan.
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Track list added:
Fred Astaire: Early Years at RKO
(Masterworks - new on 2 CDs)
More than 30 Astaire vocal performances from the RKO films of the 1930s; as well as a rare alternate takes; and two performances by Ginger Rogers. Disc 1: "Music Makes Me," "Flying Down to Rio," "Night and Day" "No Strings," "Isn't This a Lovely Day," "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails," "Cheek to Cheek," "The Piccolino," "We Saw the Sea," "Let Yourself Go," "I'd Rather Lead a Band," "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "Pick Yourself Up," "The Way You Look Tonight," "A Fine Romance," "Bojangles of Harlem," "Never Gonna Dance," "A Fine Romance" (Alternate Take), "Waltz in Swing Time" (Alternate Take); Disc 2: "(I've Got) Beginner's Luck," "Slap That Bass," "They All Laughed," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Shall We Dance," "I Can't Be Bothered Now," "Things Are Looking Up," "A Foggy Day," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "I Used to Be Color Blind," "The Yam," "Change Partners," "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (Alternate Take), "The Yam Steps" (As explained by Fred Astaire), "The Yam," "I Used to Be Color Blind." Studio recordings with backing from the orchestras led by Leo Reisman, Ray Noble, and Johnny Green. Liner notes by Michael Feinstein.