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December 30, 2003

Audra McDonald - How Glory Goes
(Hal Leonard Publishing - Paperback Book)
Piano/vocal/guitar selections.

(LML - new on CD)
DC Anderson. "The Bird and I," "I Don't Know My Way Around a Dream," "Chocolate Is Fine," "Leave You Now," "Can't Help but Hope," "It Will Always Be Me," "Human Fondue," "I Can Do This," "You're the Same," "Don't Know," "If You Touch Me."

The Bubbly Black Girls Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Kirsten Childs.

Fortune's Fool
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
by Ivan Turgenev, Mike Poulton, Graham Marsh (Editor), Tony Nourmand (Editor).

The Importance of Being Earnest : And Other Plays
(Modern Library - Paperback Book)
Oscar Wilde plays. Introduction by Terrence McNally.

Offensive, Too
(Jezebel - new on CD)
Sharon McKnight.

Razzle Dazzle - The Broadway Hits of Kander & Ebb
(BGMC - new on CD)
Boston Gay Men's Chorus.

December 23, 2003

Anything Goes
(First Night - new on CD)
2003 U.K. National Theatre production cast recording. Sally Ann Triplett and John Barrowman. Import date.

God Bless the Child
(Amistad Press - Hardcover Book/CD)
By Billie Holiday (Author), Jerry Pinkney (illustrator). Picture book interpretation of classic song as interpreted by Billie Holiday. CD of Billie Holiday's timeless recording of "God Bless the Child" is included.

The Golden Girls of MGM: Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner, Judy Garland, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly and Others
(Carroll & Graf - Paperback Book)
By Jane Ellen Wayne. Includes 16 pages of b&w photos.

Hirschfeld's Harlem
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
By Al Hirschfeld.

Kimberly Akimbo
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by David Lindsay-Abaire.

December 17

Anna May Wong : From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Graham Russell Gao Hodges.

Anything Goes
(JAY - new on CD/at iTunes)
Studio cast (Music Theatre Hour series) recording with 7 to 8 more tracks than the Musical Collection version. Louise Gold, Gregg Edelman, Matt Zimmerman, Katrina Murphy, Paul Manuel, Tara Hugo and others.

Bolcom, Morris & Morath Sing Yip Harburg
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
Joan Morris, Max Morath and William Bolcom perform the songs of Yip Harburg. 23 tracks. Live, 2003 recording.

Holiday in Plaid
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
"The Forever Plaid Christmas Album."

Listen to My Heart: The Songs of David Friedman
(Midder Music - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Off Broadway revue recorded October 25. Alix Korey, Anne Runolfsson, Joe Cassidy, David Friedman on piano. Directed by Mark Waldrop.

This Thing of Darkness
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Craig Lucas.

Our Wedding
(new on CD)
Songs by Noel Katz Produced by Joy Dewing (the bride) and Noel Katz (the groom); at Soho Playhouse in Greenwich Village, NYC.

(Universal Classics/Decca Broadway - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
OBC of new Stephen Schwartz musical. Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Joel Grey, Carole Shelley, Norbert Leo Butz, Michelle Federer, Christopher Fitzgerald, William Youmans.

December 9

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Now and Forever
(Hal Leonard Publishing - Paperback Book)
. 60-song piano, vocal, guitar book. Featuring popular compositions as well as songs that have never before appeared in print. Includes "All I Ask of You," "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Don't Know How to Love Him," "Memory," "The Music of the Night," "Sunset Boulevard," "Superstar," and more.

The Andrews Sisters: A Biography and Complete Career Record
(McFarland and Company - Hardcover Book)

Anna May Wong: A Complete Guide to Her Film, Stage, Radio and Television Work
(McFarland & Company - Hardcover Book)
By Philip Leibfried, Chei Mi Lane.

The Arabian Nights : A Play
(Northwestern Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Mary Zimmerman.

Broadway & Hollywood: The Songwriters - Kander & Ebb/Alan Jay Lerner
(Wellspring - new on DVD)
Previously released as "A Visit With ..." videos. Includes photo gallery, biographies, cast & credits.

The Coming World
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Play by by Christopher Shinn.

Conor McPherson: Imagining Mischief
(Liffey Press - Paperback Book)
By Gerald C. Wood. Covers the work of McPherson (Port Authority, Dublin Carol and the award-winning The Weir) with synopses and in-depth analysis of the plays and films. Also includes an extensive interview with McPherson.

Deaf Side Story: Deaf Sharks, Hearing Jets, and a Classic American Musical
(Gallaudet Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Mark Rigney. Portrays the progress of the 2000 production of West Side Story at MacMurray College (Jacksonville, IL) in which deaf students perform half of the parts.

Dirty Dancing: The Ultimate Edition
(Artisan - new on 2 DVDs)
1987 film with bonuses: commentary track with the producers, costumer designers and choreographers, interviews with Jennifer Gray and other cast members, featurette on the director, Jennifer Gray's screen test footage, exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, trivia track. Cynthia Rhodes, Jennifer Gray, Cynthia Rhodes, Jerry Orbach, Patrick Swayze. Remastered audio, widescreen anamorphic.

Eugene O'Neill: A Playwright's Theatre
(McFarland and Company - Paperback Book)
By Egil Tornqvist. Examines O'Neill's multiple roles as a writer for many audiences: description of O'Neill's working conditions and the multiple audiences of the plays, examination of the various formal aspects of the plays (titles, settings in time and place, names and addresses, language, and connections and allusions to other works). Particular emphasis on Bound East for Cardiff, Long Day's Journey Into Night, and A Touch of the Poet.

Everett Beekin
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Play by Richard Greenberg.

(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Play by Jonathan Marc Sherman. Produced in 2002 Off Broadway at Bleecker St. Theatre with Larry Block, Peter Dinklage, Josh Hamilton, Keira Naughton, Armando Riesco, and Ione Skye.

Nativity: A Life Story
(new on CD)
More than a dozen songs from the musical by James Stovall and Hattie Winston, based on Langston Hughes' Black Nativity. Features Stephanie Mills, BeBe Winans, Freddie Jackson, Maurice Lauchner, Ebony Jo-Ann, Lillias White, and Broadway Inspirational Voices. Harold Wheeler orchestrations and vocal arrangements.

Necessary Targets
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Eve Ensler.

Romeo and Juliet
(new on CD)
London cast recording from Presgurvic and Black musical. Andrew Bevis, Lorna Want and Jane McDonald.

Taboo Gift Set
2-set DVD of the original London production plus the Original London Cast Recording. Region 2 format DVD. Released in the UK.

The Ultimate Dirty Dancing
(BMG/AAL/RCA - new on CD)
Remastered, with all 26 songs heard on the film's soundtrack in the correct order.

Volume 13 Andrew Lloyd Weber
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/Disk)
Part of MIDI Play-Along series. Includes MIDI disk of complete professional performances and matching custom arrangements in Easy Piano format. 10 ALW favorites.

What Didn't Happen
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Play by Christopher Shinn. Produced in 2002 Off Broadway at Playwright's Horizon.

December 2

Angels in America
(Nonesuch - new on CD)
Soundtrack of HBO film based on Tony Kushner play. Original music composed by Thomas Newman.

Beyond Therapy
(Anchor Bay - new on DVD)
1987 film version of Christopher Durang with Christopher Guest, Genevieve Page, Glenda Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Julie Hagerty, and Tom Conti.

Bobby Short - At the Cafe Carlyle
(View - new on DVD/VHS)
Includes 25-song set at the Carlyle plus an "at home" visit with Short, and biography. Dolby Digital Stereo Audio. Digitally mastered.

The Exonerated
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
Play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen.

Kurt Weill on Stage: From Berlin to Broadway
(Limelight Editions - Paperback Book)
By Foster Hirsch. Biography. Released in October.

Mabel Mercer: A Singer's Singer
(View - new on DVD/VHS)
Mercer performs at Cleo's in NYC plus five bonus performance, trivia subtitling, biography. Dolby Digital Stereo Audio, Digitally Mastered.

The Perfect Stage Crew: The Compleat Technical Guide for High School, College, and Community Theater
(Allworth Press - Paperback Book)
By John Kaluta. Nuts-and-bolts guide to putting on a stunning, low-budget show in less than 40 days. Explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common as well as most complex stage performance problems.

There Is Nothing Like a Thane! : The Lighter Side of Macbeth
(St. Martin's Press - Paperback Book)
By Clive Francis.

There's a Girl in My Soup
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
1970 film version of British comedy play. Goldie Hawn, Peter Sellars.

The Water Coolers
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
2003 live New York cast recording. Peter Brown, Marya Grandy, Adam Mastrelli, Kurt Robbins and Elena Shaddow.

Who Knows?
(Original Cast Records (distributor) - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Tom Andersen solo CD.

November 25

(Kino - new on DVD)
1929 screen musical with Helen Morgan as Kitty Darling. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Bonuses: excerpt from the Paramount musical Glorifying the American Girl (1929), featuring Helen Morgan; newsreel excerpt of Helen Morgan singing "What Wouldn't I do for that Man"; filmed interview with Rouben Mamoulian; gallery of rare photographs; gallery of promotional materials; booklet essay by Miles Kreuger; biographical and background essays by Helen Morgan biographer Christopher Connelly; "The Camera's the Thing," a 1929 text interview with director Rouben Mamoulian; excerpt of Beth Brown's original novel; gallery of photos and promotional material.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - 35th Anniversary Edition
(MGM Home Entertainment - new on 2 DVDs)
Includes a remastered anamorphic widescreen version, a new documentary hosted by star Dick Van Dyke, archival cast interviews and special features Sing-Along, Chitty The Music Sneak Peek, documentary, remembering Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with Dick Van Dyke, A Fantasmagorical Motorcar featurette, Read-Along feature, Sherman Brothers song demos, The Ditchling Tinkerer featurette, original Dick Van Dyke interview, the Potts Children's featurette, vintage advertising gallery, 2 interactive games, DVD-ROM printable coloring pages.

Eloise at the Plaza
(Disney - new on DVD)
2003 TV adaptation of Kay Thompson and Hillary Knight children's book. Includes making-of featurette and "Hillary Draws Eloise" art lesson. Sofia Vassilieva, Julie Andrews, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Debra Monk, Gavin Creel. Released November 4.

House Arrest: A Search for American Character in and Around the White House, Past and Present
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Play by Anna Deavere Smith.

Last of the Red Hot Lovers
(Paramount Home Video - new on DVD)
1972 film with Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman, Paula Prentiss, Renee Taylor.

The Lives of the Circus Animals: A Novel
(William Morrow - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Christopher Bram (Father of Frankenstein, adapted for Gods and Monsters). Set in contemporary New York theater scene. Released in September, 2003. Paperback version coming soon.

Love Me Tonight
(Kino - new on DVD)

1932 screen musical with Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Ruggles, Myrna Loy, and C. Aubrey Smith. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Score includes Rodgers & Hart songs "Mimi," "Lover" and "Isn't It Romantic?" Bonuses: Maurice Chevalier sings "Louise"; Jeanette MacDonald sings "Love Me Tonight" (form the Paramount newsreel series Hollywood on Parade; audio commentary and booklet essay by Miles Kreuger; original theatrical trailer; screenplay excerpts of deleted scenes; production documents and censorship records; gallery of photos and promotional material

Merv Griffin: Complete Columbia Recordings
(Collectables - new on CD)

Music from House of Flowers/Adventure in the Sun
(Collectables - new on CD)
Percy Faith twofer.

The Out-of-Towners
(Paramount Home Video - new on DVD)
1972 Neil Simon comedy film with Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis.

Plaza Suite
(Paramount Home Video - new on DVD)
1971 film of Neil Simon play. Walter Matthau, Lee Grant, Maureen Stapleton. Widescreen.

Sometimes I'm Happy/Sometimes I'm Blue
(Collectables - new on CD)
Jill Corey albums with singles as bonuses.

Star Spangled Girl
(Paramount Home Video - new on DVD)
1971 Neil Simon film with Sandy Duncan, Tony Roberts, and Todd Susman.

When Boy Meets Girl/When You Wish Upon a Star
(Collectables - new on CD)
Peggy King and Jerry Vale.

November 18

At Last
(Sony - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Cyndi Lauper album.

The Boy From Oz
(Decca Broadway - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
OBC album with Hugh Jackman. Recorded October 20.

Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure, 2003
(BC/EFA - new on 2 CDs/at iTunes)
5th annual holiday recording featuring the casts of current Broadway musicals, including Antonio Banderas, Jon Secada, Harvey Fierstein, casts from Aida, Beauty & the Beast, The Boy From Oz, Chicago, Gypsy, The Lion King, Hairspray, Mamma Mia!, Nine, Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, Rent, Taboo, 42nd Street, Little Shop of Horrors, Avenue Q. Available at theaters during Gypsy of the Year collections October 24-December 8 and at BC/EFA.

The Cat in the Hat
(Decca - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack from, 2003 film starring Mike Meyers. Music by David Newman. Two songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Cris & Holly
(Holly-Chris - new on CD)
Cris Williamson and Holly Near. Accompanied by John Bucchino. Released September, 2003.

Fame on 42nd Street
(Atlantic - new on CD)
Off Broadway cast recording. Steve Margoshes and Jacques Levy score.

The Firebrand Of Florence
(Capriccio (Delta Music) - new on 2 CDs/mp3/at iTunes)
World premiere recording of Kurt Weill/Ira Gershwin piece. Live performance (London, 2000) with BBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Sir Andrew Davis. Features opera singers, plus musical theatre's George Dvorsky. 127 page booklet. Currently available from German outlets.

The Great Waltz
(Video Artists International - new on DVD)
1955 live TV production of musical based on the life of Johann Strauss, Jr. Produced by Max Liebman. Patrice Munsel, Jarmila Novotna, Bert Lahr and Keith Andes.

It Goes Like It Goes
(new on CD)
Linda Mugleston solo CD. Arranged and conducted by Jay Richards.

Jerry Springer the Opera
(new on 2 CDs)
U.K. Release.

Little Prince
(Blue Dalmatian - new on CD)
Demo recording of Lerner and Loewe singing the score of this show in 1973. Playing time 30:34.

Naughty Marietta
(Video Artists International - new on DVD)
1955 live TV production of Victor Herbert operetta. Patrice Munsel and Alfred Drake.

(Image Entertainment - new on 2 DVDs)
U.S. release of RNT production, already released in the U.K. Hugh Jackman, Maureen Lipman. Anamorphic, enhanced-for-widescreen (1.78:1) transfer, in newly-mastered Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound. "Making of..." program on Disc 2.

Our Town
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
1940 film adaptation of Thornton Wilder play. William Holden, Martha Scott, Frank Craven, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell, Guy Kibbee. Includes the short film "The Wizard's Apprentice," the 1943 short subject film "The Town," a study of a typical Midwestern town and its residents directed by famed director Josef von Sternberg and bonus audio track featuring the entire recreated production of "Our Town" for the Lux Radio Theater. Mono, full frame, black and white.

Out of This World
(Fynsworth Alley - on CD)
Maureen McGovern sings the songs of Harold Arlen. Reissue with extra tracks "Let's Fall in Love" and "Optimistic Voices."

Richard Rodgers
(Yale Univ Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Geoffrey Block. Yale Broadway Masters series.

Richard Rodgers: An Enchanted Evening
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
2002 television special with Maureen Lipman, Judi Dench, Ruthie Henshall, Lesley Garrett and Kim Criswell. Full frame, Dolby Digital Mono.

Shakespeare's Visual Theatre : Staging the Personified Characters
(Cambridge Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
Frederick Kiefer looks at the personified characters created by Shakespeare in his plays (his walking, talking abstractions), reconstructing their appearances; explaining the symbolism of their costumes and props; and assessing their significance for the plays in which they appear.

November 11

American Film Theatre Box Set - Collection Three
(Kino - new on 5 DVDs/4 VHS)
American Film Theatre series. Includes Lost in the Stars, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Galileo, AND Philadelphia, Here I Come.

Clifford Odets and American Political Theatre
(Praeger Publishers - Hardcover Book)
By Christopher J. Herr. This new consideration reads Odets' career - the work itself and the conditions of its invention - as cultural creations in a time of political, social, and economic change.

(Warner Bros - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Josh Groban. Includes "You Raise Me Up" and "Oceano."

David Sedaris: Live at Carnegie Hall
(Time Warner Audio Major; Abridged edition - new on CD)
David Sedaris performs new stories from his upcoming book. Released October, 2003.

(Kino - new on DVD/VHS)
American Film Theatre. 1975 production, based on Charles Laughton's 1947 adaptation of Brecht play. Topol, Colin Blakely, Georgia Brown. Directed by Joseph Losey.

Ghosty Men: The Strange but True Story of the Collyer Brothers, New York's Greatest Hoarders, An Urban Historical
(Bloomsbury USA - Hardcover Book)
By Franz Lidz. Released in October.

Golda's Balcony - A Play
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By William Gibson. Now on Broadway starring Tovah Feldshuh (Drama Desk Award) as Golda Meir.

(Rhino/TCM - new on CD)
Soundtrack from 1962 film. Includes Rosalind Russell vocal tracks as bonuses.

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well
(Kino - new on DVD/VHS)
1975 production for American Film Theatre includes 26 songs by Belgian-entertainer Jacques Brel. Elly Stone, Mort Schuman and Joe Masiell. Jacques Brel himself sings a melancholy composition at intermission.

Lost in the Stars
(Kino - new on DVD)
1974 production for American Film Theatre. Brock Peters, Melba Moore, Raymond St. Jacques, Clifton Davis, Paul Rogers, Paulene Myers. Directed by Daniel Mann.

The Music Man
(Buena Vista - new on DVD)
2002 TV film with Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber, Debra Monk, Molly Shannon. Bonuses: featurette and promos.

Philadelphia, Here I Come
(Kino - new on DVD/VHS)
1975 production for American Film Theatre based on Brian Friel play. Eamon Kelly, Donal McCann, Siobhan McKenna.

Taboo - Original London Production
(new on 2 [Region 2] DVDs)
Complete show filmed live at the Venue Theatre, London, starring Euan Morton, Paul Baker, John Partridge, Drew Jaymson, Declan Bennett, Lucy Newton, David Burt, Lyn Paul, Robert Shelley and George O'Dowd. Nominated for 4 Olivier Awards. Plus full live commentary by Boy George, backstage footage, ‘Ich Bin Kunst' music video, George singing ‘Here Come The Girls' live at Nag Nag Nag. Region 2 DVD plays on limited players.

Ultimate Musical Movies - Boxed Set
(Buena Vista - new on 3 DVDs)
To include TV musical versions of The Music Man, Cinderella, and Annie.

Wild Women Blues
(DRG - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Cast album of revue by Mel Howard and Kevin Toney. Featuring Linda Hopkins.

November 4

Abelard and Heloise
(new on 2 CDs/)
Original Australian Cast recording. new Australian musical drama based on the 12th-century love story of Abelard and Heloise with lyrics by Paul Kavanagh and music by Ross Fiddes. It had its world premiere staging in Newcastle, Australia in 2002. Features Stephen Weller (Martin Guerre) as Abelard and Sue Carson as Heloise.

Bacharach: Maestro! The Life of a Pop Genius
(Chrome Dreams - Paperback Book)
By Michael Brocken. Bacharach biography.

Colored Lights; The Broadway Album
(Fynsworth - new on CD)
Deborah Gibson album of showtunes and other songs, including songs from Les Miserables, Funny Girl, The Boy From Oz, The Wild Party, Gypsy, Rags, Cabaret.

Enter the Players: New York Stage Actors in the Twentieth Century
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Thomas S. Hischak. Looks closely at the careers of hundreds of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway stage actors in New York. Over 900 actors, singers, dancers, and comics from the twentieth-century theater are covered, from Maude Adams and Al Jolson at the turn of the century, to recent talents such as Matthew Broderick, Audra McDonald, and Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Gershwin (Life & Times)
(Haus Pub - Paperback Book)
By Ruth Leon.

(BMG/AAL/Victor - on 2 CDs)
Deluxe Edition reissue of 1967 musical. Bonus tracks include the first CD release of the entire 1967 Off-Broadway cast recording, including three never-before-released tracks, as well as a new interview with composer Galt MacDermot.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
(BMG/AAL/Victor - on 2 CDs)
Deluxe Edition reissue of OBC of 1961 musical. Robert Morse, Rudy Vallee, Charles Nelson Reilly, Ruth Kobart. Bonus tracks include Walter Cronkite's narration from 1995's revival, plus two reprises with additional lyrics -- composer/lyricist Frank Loesser performing "Organization Man," a song cut from the show, plus an early version of "A Secretary is Not a Toy." Also jazz versions of "I Believe in You" by J.J. Johnson and "Brotherhood of Man" by Woody Herman as well as interviews with Tony-winning stars Robert Morse and Charles Nelson Reilly.

More Instant Applause
(Playwrights Canada Press - Paperback Book)
Twenty-six complete plays lasting no longer than ten to fifteen minutes each. An anthology of first class writing, easily adaptable for a number of theatrical needs and experiences.

On the Same Page
(Jambo Music - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Stefanie Powers debut CD with famed pianist/vocalist Page Cavanaugh.

Plays Volume I (Richard Maxwell)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Nine of Maxwell's early works: Boxing 2000, Caveman, House (1999 OBIE Award winner), Showy Lady Slipper and others.

The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde : The First Uncensored Transcript of The Trial of Oscar Wilde vs. John Douglas (Marquess of Queensberry), 1895
(Fourth Estate - Hardcover Book)
By Merlin Holland.

Reckless and Other Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Craig Lucas.

Sally Ann Triplett: Anything Goes!!!
(JAY - new on CD/at iTunes)
Solo CD. Songs from Golden Boy, Cabaret, Babes in Arms, Rags, Oh, Kay!, Funny Girl, We Will Rock You, Anything Goes and more.

October 28

Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit : A Son Remembers
(Atria Books - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Sean Hepburn Ferrer.

Broadway Musicals of 1939
(Bayview - new on CD)
March, 2003 Town Hall concert created by Scott Siegel. Amanda Mcbroom, Bryan Batt, Darius De Haas, Annie Golden, Marie Danvers, Rob Gallagher and Steve Ross.

Broadway's Lost Treasures
(Acorn Media - new on DVD/VHS)
PBS special. Bonuses include Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney performing a song from Sugar Babies; Patti LuPone's "Buenos Aires"; the original company of A Chorus Line singing "I Hope I Get It"; and two numbers from Annie: Dorothy Loudon's "Easy Street" and the company on a reprise of the show's anthem, "Tomorrow."

Colored Lights : Forty Years of Words and Music, Show Biz, Collaboration, and All That Jazz
(Faber & Faber - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book)
[Review available] Dual autobiographies in dialogue - as told to Greg Lawrence - chronicling the four-decade-long collaboration of Kander & Ebb. 16 pages of black-and-white photographs, an introduction by Liza Minnelli and a foreword by director Harold Prince.

The Complete Lyrics of Frank Loesser
(Knopf - Hardcover Book)
By Robert Kimball.

Congressional Theatre : Dramatizing McCarthyism on Stage, Film, and Television
(Cambridge Univ. Press - Paperback Book)
Identifies and examines the significant body of plays, films, and teleplays that responded to the actions of the House Committee on Un-American Activities during the "show business hearings" it held between 1947 and 1960. Among the writers discussed are Arthur Miller, Bertolt Brecht, Lillian Hellman, Maxwell Anderson, Elia Kazan, Barrie Stavis, Herman Wouk, Eric Bentley, Saul Levitt, Budd Schulberg, Carl Foreman, Abraham Polonsky, and Walter Bernstein.

Harry for the Holidays
(Sony - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Harry Connick, Jr. sings holiday songs.

Images of Beckett
(Cambridge Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
Photographs of Samuel Beckett (some previously unpublished) by John Haynes and three new essays by Beckett's biographer and friend, James Knowlson.

(Universal Classics/Decca Broadway - new on CD/on mp3)
Combining tracks from the tour and Broadway cast albums.

Off-Off-Broadway Explosion: How Provocative Playwrights of the 1960's Ignited a New American Theater
(Watson-Guptill Pubns - Paperback Book)
By David A. Crespy, forward by Edward Albee. explores the backstage stories and captivating history of the unusual venues and legendary personalities of the 1960s off-off-Broadway movement. Released 9/2003.

The Open Circle : The Theater Environment of Peter Brook
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Jean Lecat and Andrew Todd.

Salaam Bombay Dreams
(new on DVD)
Behind the scenes look (with interviews) at making of Bombay Dreams the musical. Includes music videos and hours of footage.

Solid Gold Cadillac
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
1956 film with Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark. Adapted from the hit Broadway comedy by George S. Kaufman and Howard Teichmann. Black and white, full frame.

Wig In A Box - Songs From and Inspired by Hedwig and the Angry Inch
(Off Records - new on CD)
Charity album for the Hetrick Martin Institute's Harvey Milk School. Songs from Hedwig and the Angry Inch and new songs performed by Stephen Trask & John Cameron Mitchell, Robyn Hitchcock, Cyndi Lauper & The Minus 5, Frank Black, Rufus Wainwright, Sleater-Kinney & Fred Schneider, Ben Folds, Ben Kweller & Ben Lee, Imperial Teen, Bob Mould, Yoko Ono, They Might Be Giants, The Breeders, Jonathan Richman.

October 21

Columbia Albums of Irving Berlin, Volumes 1 & 2
(Collectables - new on CD)

Elaine Stritch at Liberty
(Image Entertainment - on DVD)
Live performance.

From Where I Stand
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
2003 revue that played West Bank Cafe. Book, music and lyrics by Albert M. Tapper. Kim Cea, Morton Allen David, Brian Kuchta, Adam Mastrelli and Debra Pitkin.

Gonna Do Great Things: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Scribner - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)

Great Joy - A Gospel Christmas
(Sh-K-Boom - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices. Features 15 classic and brand new Holiday tunes, with solos by Billy Porter, Gavin Creel, Michael McElroy, Sara Ramirez, and more.

Holiday Pops
(DRG - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Peter Nero with Ann Hampton Callaway.

Jolson Sings Again
(Columbia TriStar - new on DVD)
1949 sequel to The Jolson Story. Larry Parks, Barbara Hale, Bill Goodwin, Ludwig Donath, William Demarest. Full frame, color, mono, trailer, filmographies no special features listed.

The Jolson Story
(Columbia TriStar - new on DVD)
1946 film story of Al Jolson. Larry Parks, Evelyn Keyes, Ludwig Donath, William Demarest, Bill Goodwin. Full screen, color, mono trailer, filmographies, no special features listed

Little Shop of Horrors
(DRG - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Broadway cast recording. Hunter Foster, Kerry Butler, Douglas Sills, Rob Bartlett. Includes four demo bonus tracks.

A Love Story
(EMI Liberty - new on CD/at iTunes)
Michael Ball solo recording. Includes "God Give Me Strength" (Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach), Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle," Kenny Chesney's "You Had Me From Hello," "She Makes My Day" by Robert Palmer, and "Me and My Shadow" (a duet with Antonio Banderas).

(Rhino Handmade - new on CD/at iTunes)
1974 Soundtrack recording. Bea Arthur, Lucille Ball, Jane Connell, Robert Preston. Individually numbered, limited release of 2,500 copies. Available at RhinoHandmade.com. No bonus material. Delayed shipping date.

The Marrying Kind
(Columbia TriStar - new on DVD)
1952 film. Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, John Alexander, Madge Kennedy, Sheila Bond. Full screen, black-and-white, mono, trailer, filmographies, no special features listed.

On My Way to You: Leslie Uggams
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Leslie Uggams album of songs with lyrics by the Bergmans. Store date.

Our Lady of 121st Street : Jesus Hopped the A Train and In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
3 plays by Stephen Adly Guirgis.

Rod Stewart : The Great American Songbook Part II
(J Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
More standards and showtunes. Includes duets with Cher ("Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered") and Queen Latifah ("As Time Goes By").

You'll Never Get Rich
(Columbia TriStar - new on DVD)
1941 film with songs from Cole Porter. Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley. Full screen, black-and-white, mono, trailer, filmographies, no special features listed.

October 14

The Band Plays: The Boys in the Band and Its Sequel the Men from the Boys
(Alyson Publications - Paperback Book)
Two plays by Mart Crowley. September publication.

Bryn Terfel Sings Favourites
(Deutsche Grammophon - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Classical and traditional. "Lazybones" by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer.

Dance of Death
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by August Strindberg, Richard Greenberg.

Design for Living: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne: A Biography
(Knopf - Hardcover Book)
by Margot Peters.

The Federal Theatre Project
(Cambridge Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Barry B. Witham. Drawing upon archival resources, official correspondence and personal interviews, this book provides a detailed examination of the U.S. Federal Theatre Project in the decade of the 1930s.

Glimmer, Glimmer & Shine
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Warren Leight.

Live & Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection
(Warner Music - new on CD/DVD)
DVD: live charity concert with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Carson, taped in St. Louis in the mid-'60s and broadcast by TVLand a couple of years back. Full frame, color. CD contains rare performance of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. recorded during 6-night run (Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 1962) at the Villa Venice nightclub in Chicago, IL.

Me and My Shadows
(Miramax - on DVD)
Re-release of Judy Garland TV biopic with Judy Davis and Tammy Blanchard. Bonuses: commentary by Lorna Luft, director Robert Ackerman, and costumer designer Donna Granada; behind-the-scenes featurette; deleted scene: "I Play the Palace."

Moulin Rouge (Double Digipak)
(Twentieth Century Fox - on 2 DVDs)
Disc 1: # Production commentary by director Baz Luhrmann, production designer Catherine Martin, and cinematographer Don McAlpine, writing commentary by writers Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, 8 behind-the-scenes branches, audio track for the visually impaired. Disc 2: "The Making of Moulin Rouge" HBO special, 5 "Star" featurettes: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, "The Story Is About...:" interview with writers Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, Craig Pearce reads early treatment, old storyline and script comparisons, "The Cutting Room:" interview with Baz Luhrmann and editor Jill Bilcock, unseen footage of abandoned edits (Come What May, Twice Across the Sky, Eidler's Rap, Outside It May Be Raining, Green Fairy Previsualisation); director's mock previsualisations, "The Dance: A Word with Baz," Tango (extended & multicam), Hindi (extended), Can Can (extended & multicam), Coup d'Etat (extended & multicam), "The Music: The Musical Journey," interview with Fatboy Slim, The Lady Marmalade Phenomenon, Come What May, "The Design:" Interview with production designer and co-costume designer Catherine Martin, set design, interview with co-costume designer Angus Strathe, costume design, graphic design, smoke and mirrors, "Marketing:" International sizzle reel, photo gallery, the little red book, poster gallery, trailers, music promo spot, extended scenes & 4 re-cut dance sequences. Widescreen anamorphic format

The Movie Album Deluxe Edition
(Sony - new on CD/DVD)
Barbra Streisand previously released audio CD plus bonus DVD with two "in the studio" music videos, and an audio interview with Streisand about the making of the album.

The Movie Album
(Sony/Columbia - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Barbra Streisand.

(Basic Books - Hardcover Book)
By Michael Wood. A telling of the playwright's life based on a wide range of newly discovered sources, such as police and torture records. Wood reveals new and surprising evidence about: Shakespeare's Catholic faith, his work, and his attitudes on sex and on race. Includes over 100 four-color and black-and-white illustrations. Author Wood is a regular contributor to BBC History magazine, lectures widely in both the U.K. and U.S., and is a fellow of The Royal Historical Society.

The Singing Detective
(Image Entertainment - new on CD)
Soundtrack from film which featured Robert Downey, Jr. Includes classic '50s rock selections plus exclusive recording of Robert Downey, Jr. performing "In My Dreams."

The Sound of Music (Double Digipak)
(Fox Home Entertainment - on 2 DVDs)
Disc 1: the feature, commentary by Director Robert Wise, link to The Sound of Music web sites and events. Disc 2: original 1965 documentary "Salzburg Sight and Sound" (14 minutes), "making of" documentary "The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon" with cast interviews, rare music outtakes, photos and more (87 minutes), audio supplement by Ernest Lehman, audio interviews with Julie Andrews and Robert Wise, games and links to fan site, storyboards, sketches, production stills, theatrical trailers, radio and TV spots. Widescreen anamorphic format.

Tea at Five
(Penguin - Audiobook; Abridged Edition)
By Matthew Lombardo. Read by Kate Mulgrew, who performed in the stage version.

TV Guide Looks At Christmas
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
Hosted by Lea Thompson, includes the best moments from animated classics: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "A Charlie Brown Christmas," and from variety shows like "Judy Garland's Christmas Special," "Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas," and "Perry Como's Christmas in Austria." Scenes from perennial film favorites like It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, and Miracle on 34th Street and from popular television shows.

The Ultimate Chick Flick Collection
(Fox Home Entertainment - on 6 DVDs)
Includes The Banger Sisters, Ever After, Moulin Rouge, Say Anything..., Someone Like You, Where the Heart Is.

October 7

Avenue Q
(AAL/Victor - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
New Broadway cast recording.

Count Your Blessings
(DRG - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Barbara Cook Christmas album.

Cric? Crac!
(2die4 Productions - new on CD)
Studio cast recording of David Christian Azarow and Stone Widney musical. Features Michael McElroy, Sara Ramirez, Erol Josui, Adam Metzger, Katheryn Feeney, Paul Iacono, Jack Dabdoub, Daniel Neiden, Peter Waldren, Lindsey Sherman and Rachel Nichols with Joy Lynn Matthews, Wanda L. Houston, Carmen Ruby Floyd, John Lucas, Thos Shipley, Kenneth-Michael Glass, Esprit Basner, Johnny Beauchamp, Steven Cantalonio, Danasia Scott and Katie-Leigh Lindenman.

Face the Music: Anthony Warlow
(Sony - new on CD)
Anthony Warlow solo CD of big band standards.

The Eternal Road
(Naxos - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
73-minute CD of highlights from Kurt Weill work. Recorded in Germany.

Far from Heaven, Safe, and Superstar: Safe; And, Superstar: Three Screenplays
(Grove Press - Paperback Book)
By Todd Haynes.

The Girl Who Fell Down: A Biography of Joan McCracken
(Northeastern University Press - Hardcover Book)
By Lisa Jo Sagolla. First biography of McCracken, who established the prototype dancer-comedienne, headlining in ballet, stage, film, and television productions before her life was tragically cut short by complications from diabetes.

He Ran All the Way: A Biography of John Garfield
(Limelight Editions - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Robert Nott.

Laura Nyro Lyric: Lyrics and Reminiscences
(Cherry Lane Music - Paperback Book and CD-ROM)
By Laura Nyro. assembles for the first time ever in print the complete lyrics of more than 100 songs from this late folksinger and poet. The book contains several pages of Laura's handwritten lyrics, along with words to some of her songs that were never recorded. Also includes many of Nyro's drawings and paintings, plus extensive interviews with musicians and friends who worked with her. Bonus CD: an interview with Laura recorded shortly before her death in which she discusses her creative process, inspirations, and approach to songwriting in general; also tracks from Laura's original audition tape.

The Lion King - Special Edition
(Buena Vista Home Entertainment - on 2 DVDs)
Animated film with many extras, including two versions: original theatrical release and an extended edition including the new number "Morning Report," originally created for the Broadway show, "The Making of The Morning Report," three deleted scenes ("Bug Football," "Hakuna Matata" and "Warthog Rhapsody"), an all-new music video, a sing-along track, four set-top interactive games, featurettes "Disney Animals" hosted by Roy Disney, "Storymaking Magic," "Character design," "Computer Design," and "African Art Inspiration" (all feature additional behind-the-scenes footage and extensive stills), exclusive interviews with Julie Taymor, Elton John and Tim Rice, a "Virtual Safari" with your tour guides Timon and Pumbaa, an additional featurette on the Broadway musical, extensive still galleries with masks, costumes, people and puppets, additional music videos, and more.

Disney's Lion King (Special Platinum Edition Collector's Gift Set)
(Walt Disney Home Video - on 2 DVDs)
Gift set includes 5 exclusive character portrait drawings signed and sketched by the original animators and a new "The Lion King" Special Edition book all enclosed in a slipsleeve case, Disc 1: 2 Versions —Special Edition (featuring a new song) and Original theatrical release both digitally restored and remastered, deleted scenes, audio commentaries, sing along track, 2 new music videos; Disc 2: Go beyond and explore the complete worldwide phenomenon in five areas: Animal Journey, Story Journey, Stage Journey, Film Journey, and Music Journey, exciting games with all-new animation: Virtual Safari (Personality Profile Game), Grab A Grub (Sound Sensations Game). Widescreen anamorphic format.

Miss Bette Davis
(DRG - new on CD/on mp3/vinyl LP/at iTunes)
Reissue of 1976 U.K. album by Bette Davis with the legendary star "singing" movie songs and reciting dialogue from All About Eve, etc.

More Duologues
(Theatre Arts Books - Paperback Book)
By Jean Marlow and Eamonn Jones. Collection of short scenes for two players. From Elizabethan to contemporary plays in a range of styles. Includes parts for actors of different ages. Advice provided by Alan Ayckbourn, Don Taylor, April de Angelis, and other theater professionals.

My Life With Albertine
(PS Classics - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
OBC recording of Ricky Ian Gordon score. Nicholas Belton, Brent Carver, Donna Lynne Champlin, Chad Kimball, Paul Anthony McGrane, Caroline McMahon,Brooke Sunny Moriber, Kelli O'Hara, Jim Poulos, Paul A. Schaefer, Emily Skinner, Laura Woyasz. Store date.

Only One Life
(Concord/Feinery - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Michael Feinstein sings with Jimmy Webb. Enhanced CD with regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.

Riverdance:Live From Nyc (Superbit)
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
Superbit release of 1997 Radio City Music Hall performance with Jean Butler, Maria Pages, and Colin Dunn.

Seventh Heaven
(Decca - new on CD/on mp3)
Reissue of 1955 OBC recording or Young/Unger score. With Robert Clary, Gloria De Haven, Ricardo Montalban, Chita Rivera.

Stephenson Plays 1
(Methuen Publishing, Ltd - Paperback Book)
Plays by Shelagh Stephenson: The Memory of Water, Five Kinds of Silence, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Ancient Lights.

Sweet Sounds of Christmas: Patti Page
(DRG - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Patti Page Christmas album.

West Side Story (Full Screen Edition)
(MGM - on DVD)
1961 film. Full frame, no extras.

Wrestling With Elephants: The Authorized Biography of Don Black
(Sanctuary Pub Ltd - Hardcover Book)
By James Inverne. Biography the life and career of lyricist Don Black (Sunset Boulevard, Tell Me on a Sunday, Bombay Dreams, Aspects of Love, and many films).

Zanna, Don't!
(PS Classics - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Off Broadway cast recording featuring Jai Rodriguez, Anika Larsen, Darius Nichols, Amanda Ryan Paige, Enrico Rodriguez, Robb Sapp, Shalley Thomas, Jared Zeus. Store date.

September 30

Anna in the Tropics
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Pulitzer Prize winning play by Nilo Cruz. On Broadway fall of, 2003.

Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook
(Sony/Columbia - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Bette Midler sings some of Rosemary Clooney's greatest hits from the '50s with new arrangements by Barry Manilow. Accompanied by Linda Ronstadt ("Sisters") and Barry Manilow ("On a Slow boat to China").

Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical Follies
(Knopf - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
[Review Available.] By Theodore S. Chapin. Story of the original 1971 production of the landmark musical, Follies, taken from notes Chapin made when he was a college kid serving as a production assistant for the show.

The Great American Playwrights on the Screen: A Critical Guide to Film, TV, Video, and DVD
(Applause Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Jerry Roberts. Up-to-date record of movie and television productions of classic and contemporary works of 200 playwrights (including Arthur Miller, Marsha Norman, Eugene O'Neill, Aaron Sorkin, Neil Simon, Wendy Wasserstein, and Tennessee Williams). Author Roberts compares and contrasts the adapted versions and includes colorful reviews by prominent critics of TV and film (beginning with those of the silent era). Also provides is a video and DVD guide to the adapted works of the playwrights, showing which versions are available for home viewing and in which media. Released in May, 2003.

Jukebox Ella: The Complete Verve Singles, Vol. One
(Verve - new on 2 CDs/at iTunes)
Ella Fitzgerald. Includes tracks released only as singles.

Jeepers Creepers: Hit Songs from Horror Films
(new on CD)
Songs from horror/mystery movies. Joint project with Bruce Kimmel and Scarlett Street Magazine. Studio cast includes Alison Fraser, Judy Kaye, Theresa Finamore, Juliana A. Hansen, Lynette Perry, Remy Zaken, Brent Barrett, Christiane Noll, Rebecca Luker.

The Lion King - Special Edition
(Disney - on CD)

A Night for Romance
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
George Bugatti album. Features an original song by U2's Bono.

The Raven
(Grove Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Lou Reed, Edgar Allan Poe, Julian Schnabel (Illustrator).

Randy Newman Songbook I
(Nonesuch - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)

Simeon's Gift
(Harper-Collins - Book/CD/Paperback)
CD includes Julie Andrews reading the story, backed by music of Ian Fraser.

Warner Legends Collection
(Warner Home Video - on 7 DVDs)
Includes 2-disc editions of each: The Adventures of Robin Hood / Yankee Doodle Dandy / The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, plus documentary Here's Looking at You. Bonuses similar to individual issues.

Yankee Doodle Dandy (Two-Disc Special Edition)
(Warner Home Video - on 2 DVDs)
James Cagney 1942 film biography of George M. Cohan. Bonuses: commentary by author and film historian Rudy Behlmer; all-new transfer from restored picture and audio elements; Warner Night at the Movies, 1942 introduced by Leonard Maltin including trailers, newsreel, musical short subject and cartoon "Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid;" James Cagney trailer gallery; "James Cagney: Top of the World" documentary (1992); "Let Freedom Sing! The Story of Yankee Doodle Dandy" documentary (2003); John Travolta Remembers Jimmy Cagney; "You, John Jones" short (1943); Audio vault: outtakes and rehearsals, 10/19/42 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater Radio Show; Waving the Flag galleries: George M. Cohan sheet music, dressed set stills, scene concept stills, publicity and posters; Looney Tunes: "Yankee Doodle Daffy," "Yankee Doodle Bugs."

September 23

The Abbey Theatre: Ireland's National Theatre, The First 100 Years
(Thames & Hudson - Paperback Book)
By Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Ella Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers
(Verve - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Digipak. Remastered.

Grease: the 25th Anniversary Edition
(Universal/Polydor - new on 2 CDs)
Remastered 1978 film soundtrack and bonuses on a second CD including "sing-along" tracks with some previously unissued orchestral ones from the film. John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn, Eve Arden.

Judy Garland: A Portrait in Art & Anecdote
(Bulfinch Press - Hardcover Book)
By John Fricke, foreword by Lorna Luft. Hundreds of rare and previously unpublished photographs, studio memorabilia, and personal mementos from the family archives, along with scores of anecdotes drawn from interviews with her professional colleagues, friends, family, and Judy herself.

Lovely To Look At/Texas Carnival
(Rhino Handmade - on CD)
Soundtrack recordings for 1952 film based on Fields/Kern/Harbach musical Roberta with Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel; and 1951 film with Esther Williams and Howard Keel. Individually numbered, limited release of 2,500 copies.

Major Dundee
(DRG - new on CD/at iTunes)
1960s Soundtrack.

(Rhino Handmade - new on CD)
1974 Soundtrack recording. Bea Arthur, Lucille Ball, Jane Connell, Robert Preston. Individually numbered, limited release of 2,500 copies. No bonus material.

Mrs. Santa Claus
(Artison - new on DVD)
1996 TV film with Jerry Herman score. Angela Lansbury, Charles Durning, Michael Jeter, Terrence Mann.

Riverdance - Live In Geneva
(Koch - new on DVD)

Royal Wedding/Second Chorus
(Inspired Corporation - on DVD)
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(Paramount - new on DVD)
1970 film with Leslie Bricusse score. Starring Albert Finney and Alec Guinness. New anamorphic widescreen transfer and English Dolby Digital 5.1 remix (the film's original stereo mix is also included). No extras.

Stephen Sondheim Collection
(Image Entertainment - on 6 DVDs)
Collection includes Sunday in the Park with George (with audio commentary by Sondheim, James Lapine, Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters), Into the Woods, Passion (with commentary by Sondheim, Lapine, Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie and Ira Weitzman), Sweeney Todd in Concert (Patti LuPone and George Hearn, includes "making-of" featurette), Follies in Concert (Mandy Patinkin, George Hearn, Barbara Cook, Lee Remick, Carol Burnett, Liliane Montevecchi, Elaine Stritch and Liz Callaway), A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli, Madeleine Kahn, Victor Garber, Glenn Close, Betty Buckley and more).

The Sweater Book: Hundreds of People...One Common Thread
(Thomas Dunne Books - Hardcover Book)
By photographer Stephen Mosher. Over 500 black and white photographs of film, TV, theater, dance music and literature celebrities. Each subject wore a cozy old cardigan sweater in whatever way they chose. Includes Carol Burnett, Glenn Close, Laura Linney, Nathan Lane, Dame Maggie Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick (and Bruce Bossard & Bill Russell). Every photoshoot has a story. Mosher is contributing a substantial portion of his royalties to AIDS organizations.

Where the Truth Lies
(Random House - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Rupert Holmes' first novel, set in the world of show business. Released in June, 2003.

September 17

All His Jazz
(DeCapo Press - Paperback Reissue Edition/Kindle Edition)
Martin Gottfried biography of Bob Fosse.

By Request: Renée Fleming
(Decca - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Renée Fleming album, includes classical selections and "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess and "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel.

Grateful: A Song of Thanksgiving
(Harper-Collins - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book)
Book based on John Bucchino's song, "Grateful". Lyrics to be accompanied by illustrations by Anna-Liisa Hakkarainen and Tom Browning. Part of the Julie Andrews Collection. Includes a CD reading of lyrics, as well as a newly recorded version of the song sung by Art Garfunkel.

Sessions with Sinatra: Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording
(Chicago Review Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Charles L. Granata, Phil Ramone, Nancy Sinatra (Afterword). Rare glimpse into the work that went into making the Sinatra sound. Author Granata had access to all the extant unedited tapes of Sinatra's hundreds of sessions in the studio.

The Working Actor's Toolkit
(Heinemann - Paperback Book)
By Jean Schiffman. "For beginning, mid-career, or longtime professional actors or devoted fans who are curious about "How do they do it?" Lively and provocative prose, but most of all practical ways for actors to hone their craft, solve unexpected acting problems, and make themselves marketable."

September 9

Are You Trying to Seduce Me, Miss Turner?
(McArthur & Co Pub Ltd - Hardcover Book)
By Richard Ouzounian.

Bye Bye Birdie
(BMG - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Remastered soundtrack from 1963 film with Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Paul Lynde. Bonus tracks included.

De Vega Plays Two
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
by Lope De Vega, Michael Jacobs (Translator), John Osborne (Translator).

Early American Theatre from the Revolution to Thomas Jefferson : Into the Hands of the People
(Cambridge University Press - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book)
by Heather S. Nathans.

Experimenters, Rebels, and Disparate Voices : The Theatre of the 1920s Celebrates American Diversity
(Praeger Publishers - Hardcover Book)
by Arthur Gewirtz, James J. Kolb.

The Guys
(Universal - new on DVD)
Film adaptation of 9/11 play. Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia.

Imagining Shakespeare
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Stephen Orgel. "In this beautifully illustrated book, one of the foremost Shakespeareans of our time explores the ways in which Shakespeare has been imagined from his time to ours."

Judith Thompson 20th Century Plays: 1980-2000
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
by Judith Thompson. Includes: Crackwalker, I Am Yours, Lion in the Street, Sled, Perfect Pie, White Biting Dog and Pink.

Bette Davis
(University Press of Kentucky, 2nd edition - Paperbook Book)
by Roy Moseley. Second edition.

Monkey! A Tale from China
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Colin Teevan.

My Dinner of Herbs
(Limelight Editions - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
Autobiography by Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Audiobook version narrated by the author.

Paul Green, Playwright of the Real South
(University of Georgia Press - Hardcover Book)
Definitive biography of a prominent southern writer and activist, by John Herbert Roper.

Pictures I Had to Take
(powerHouse Books - Hardcover Book)
By Joel Grey; introduction by Duane Michals. (Released in June, 2003.)

Priestley: Collected Plays I
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
When We Are Married, Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon and Laburnum Grove.

Sleeping Beauty (Disney's Special Edition)
(Buena Vista - on DVD)
To include special features: "Once Upon A Dream: The Making Of Sleeping Beauty"; "Rescue Aurora", "Sleeping Beauty Ink And Paint" and "Princess Personality" games; 3-D virtual galleries; "Grand Canyon" short film; "The Capture Of The Prince" story reel; Design conversations; "The Music" and "The Restoration" featurettes; "The Peter Tchaikovsky Story"; "Four Artists Paint One Tree" featurette.

Totally Bublé
(DRG - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Independent Michael Buble album made before he signed to Reprise. The enhanced CD includes seven songs Bublé sang/performed in the 2001 film Totally Blonde, plus video of two performances from the film.

Working on the Inside: : The Spiritual Life Through the Eyes of Actors
(Rowman & Littlefield - Paperback Book)
Spirituality as it affects the lives and work of current actors. Liam Neeson, Vanessa Williams, Phylicia Rashad, Edward Herrmann, Kristin Chenoweth, Michael McElroy and others. (Released in July.)

Released the week of September 2, 2003

Arthur Miller
(DeCapo Press - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book)
By Martin Gottfried. Released August 14, 2003.

The Musicality of Kander and Ebb
(JAY - new on CD/at iTunes)
New and previous JAY cuts. Official release date. Includes "Love and Love Alone" from The Visit.

The Musicality of Rodgers and Hart
(JAY - new on CD/at iTunes)
New and previous JAY cuts. Will include Kathryn Evan's "You Took Advantage of Me" (being interpolated into the Royal Festival Hall production of On Your Toes).

Skylark: The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Philip Furia. Released in August.

(Angel - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Linda Eder compilation album plus previously unreleased tracks. To include cuts from The Scarlet Pimpernel concept album and "And So Much More."

West Side Waltz
(UAV Corp - new on DVD)
1995 TV version of the Ernest Thompson play. Shirley Maclaine, Liza Minnelli, Kathy Bates, Jennifer Grey.

Released the week of August 26, 2003

Das Barbecu
(Fynsworth Alley - on CD/at iTunes)
Reissue of Off-Broadway cast recording.

I Feel a Song Comin' On
(Sepia - on CD)
Compilation of single recordings by Lisa Kirk, now out of copyright in the U.K. Amazon.com release date.

Pal Joey/With a Song in My Heart
(DRG - new on CD)
Twofer of 1952 Beavers/Froman revival cast of Pal Joey with Froman filling in for Vivienne Segal and Dick Beavers replacing co-star Harold Lang (includes Elaine Stritch's "Zip" and Helen Gallagher) and 1952 studio-recorded album of selections from Froman's biopic With a Song in My Heart. Digitally remastered.

Sweet Charity
(Universal/Decca - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Film soundtrack. First time on CD. Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis, Jr., Chita Rivera, John McMartin. No extras.

Released the week of August 19, 2003

All That Jazz
(Fox - new on DVD)
1979 film about Bob Fosse, with Roy Scheider, Ann Reinking, Ben Vereen, Cliff Gorman, Erzsebet Foldi, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Michael Tolan. Widescreen, scene specific audio commentary by Roy Scheider, interviews, clips and trailer.

(Warner - on DVD)
Re-release. New cover art.

(Miramax - new on DVD)
2002 Oscar winning film. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly.

Cover Girl
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
Digitally remastered 1994 film with Ira Gershwin/Jerome Kern score. With Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly. Trailers included.

Eleonora Duse
(Knopf - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
New biography by Helen Sheehy.

(Angel - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
2003 Broadway revival cast with Bernadette Peters.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Off Broadway cast recording featuring Jason Petty.

Hello, Dolly!
(Fox - new on DVD)
1969 film version of Jerry Herman musical. Barbara Streisand, Walter Matthau.

Lost In Boston: Songs You Never Heard From
(Varese - on CD)
Reissue of the first "Lost in Boston" CD. New booklet.

The Merry Widow
(Naxos - new on DVD)
PBS production of Lehar classic operetta with Yvonne Kenny in title role and a new libretto by Wendy Wasserstein. Bonuses: Illustrated synopsis, cast gallery, "Impressions" - Lotfi Mansouri, Yvonne Kenny, Bo Skovhus, Angelika Kirchschlager and Gregory Turay discuss The Merry Widow.

One More Time: A Memoir
(Random House - Paperback Book)
By Carol Burnett. Reissue of 1986 autobiography, now with an additional afterword about Burnett and daughter Carrie Hamilton's play Hollywood Arms.

The Rose
(Fox - new on DVD)
1979 Bette Midler musical film.

Released the week of August 12, 2003

Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball
(Knopf - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Stefan Kanfer. Biography of Lucille Ball.

Broadway Musicals of 1925
(Bayview - new on CD)
Off-Broadway cast of Scott Siegel show. Howard McGillin, Nancy Anderson, Justin Bohon, Walker Jones, Stephanie J. Block, the Ross Patterson Little Big Band. Recorded live at NYC Town Hall 2/17/03. Includes 3 "first time on CD" songs. Release date for larger online retailers.

(Original Cast Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Recording of Peter Larson, Josh Rubins and Andrew Cadiff musical which played The Roundabout in 1986. Liz Callaway, Debbie Gravitte, Brian D'Arcy James, Rebecca Luker, Kevin Reed. Store date.

Carmen Jones
(DRG - on CD)
Reissue of 1962 studio cast album with opera's Grace Bumbry.

The Coast of Utopia (Boxed Edition)
(Grove Press - Hardcover Book)
Tom Stoppard trilogy.

The Confidence Man
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
Studio cast album of Jim Steinman and Ray Errol Fox musical. Cast includes Norbert Leo Butz, Julia Murney, LaChanze, Mark Nadler, Andrea Marcovicci, K T Sullivan and Andre DeShields.

Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical
(new on DVD)
2001 film version of Dan Goggin musical. Rue McClanahan, John Ritter. 107 minutes.

Out of Our Father's House
(Kultur Video/Broadway Theatre Archive - new on DVD)
With Carol Kane, Dianne Wiest, Jan Miner.

Radio! The Musical
(Harbor House Studios - new on CD)
Original Texas cast album of Stephen Taylor, Marshall Such musical set in a radio station in 1991 Indianapolis. Store date.

(Bygone/Original Cast Records - on CD)
Rodgers & Hart songs. Performers include Kevin Early, Anne Edler, Ben Johns, Lisa Rogers, and Danielle Vernengo.

The Rules of the Game
(Kultur Video/Broadway Theatre Archive - new on DVD)
Play by Luigi Pirandello, translation by William Murray. 1975 PBS presentation with Glenn Close, David Dukes, John McMartin, Joan Van Ark.

Satins and Spurs
(DRG - new on CD)
Reissue of out of print 1954 television Evans/Livingston soundtrack recording with Betty Hutton and Earl Wrightson. Extras: 21 of Hutton's '40s singles, previously included on "Spotlight On Betty Hutton." 28 tracks.

(Kultur Video/Broadway Theatre Archive - new on DVD)
With Gene Wilder, Blythe Danner.

Sea Marks
(Kultur Video/Broadway Theatre Archive - new on DVD)
Gardner McKay play. 1976 Great Performances presentation with George Hearn.

A Stoop On Orchard Street
(on CD-R)
2003 Original Cast Recording starring Joseph Spiotta, Eleni Delopoulos and Edward Anthony. Orchestra conducted by Tom Berger. Music & Lyrics by Jay Kholos.

Theatre: Collaborative Acts
(Allyn & Bacon - Paperback Book)
by Ronald Wainscott, Kathy Fletcher.

Via Dolorosa
(Image - new on DVD/VHS)
David Hare solo production.

When Hell Freezes Over I'll Skate
(Kultur Video/Broadway Theatre Archive - new on DVD)
Vinnette Carroll musical. 1979 Great Performances presentation starring Cleavant Derricks, Lynne Thigpen, Lynne Clifton-Allen, Clinton Derricks-Carroll.

The Wizard of Oz
(Hungry Tiger/Original Cast Records - on 2 CDs)
Vintage recordings from cylinders, 78s, piano rolls, and music boxes circa 1902-1918. Performers include Henry Burr, Collins & Harlan, Marguerite Dunlap, Edward M. Favor, Ada Jones, Harry Macdonough. 60 tracks on 2 CDs including bonus tracks from "The Woggle-Bug" and "The Tik-Tok Man of Oz." New store date.

Released the week of August 5, 2003

A Quiet Thing
(Virgin Classics - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Countertenor David Daniels' collection of 19th and 20th century songs, including two from Leonard Bernstein, Harold Arlen's "My Shining Hour" and Kander & Ebb's "A Quiet Thing," from Flora, the Red Menace. Accompanied by Craig Ogden on guitar.

Baby's Broadway Lullabies
(Brooklyn Boy Music/Original Cast Records - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Store date for Ilene Graff CD of lullabies from Broadway musicals. Each song is sung and followed by an instrumental version.

Being an Actor
(Picador - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
by Simon Callow.

Collateral Damage
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
By Tariq Ali, Andy de La Brenton, Howard Brenton.

Don't Look Now
(JAY Records - on CD)
Reissue of Pino Donaggio soundtrack from 1973 film from Daphne Du Maurier story, starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland.

Encyclopedia of Stage Lighting
(McFarland and Company - Hardcover Book)
by Jody Briggs.

The Fire This Time: African-American Plays for the 21st Century
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Harry Justin Elam, Harry, Jr. Elam, Robert Alexander, editors. In the Blood (Suzan-Lori Parks), Civil Sex (Brian Freeman), The Dark Kalamazoo (Oni Faidi Lampley), Jitney (August Wilson), Insurrection: Holding History (Robert O'Hara), Crumbs from the Table of Joy (Lynn Nottage), A Preface to the Alien Garden (Robert Alexander), A Rhyme Deferred (Kamilah Forbes and Hop Hop Theatre Junction), Slanguage (Stephen Sapp and Universes).

I Am What I Am
(Atlantic - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Linda Eder single release. Seven track CD includes seven versions of "I Am What I Am."

Slow Down
(Original Cast Records - on CD)
Gilles Chaisson debut solo album. New distribution date.

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Theatre piece by Carl Hancock Rux.

Released the week of July 29, 2003

(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Adapted by David Fishelson.

(rfox - new on CD)
New adaptation (unproduced) by Rick Fox and Michael Fox. Brent Carver, Patricia O'Callaghan and David Rogers.

Jolson & Company
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of Stephen Mo Hanan musical. Stephen Mo Hanan and Nancy Anderson.

Menopause the Musical
(TOC - new on CD)
Off Broadway cast recording.

Rocket Man
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Steven Dietz.

Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway ... and More
(Pocket Books - Hardcover Book)
By Danny Simmons (Editor), Stan Lathan, Russell Simmons.

Sharp Cut: Harold Pinter's Screenplays and the Artistic Process
(University Press of Kentucky - Hardcover Book)
by Stephen H. Gale.

Take Me Out
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
by Richard Greenberg.

This is the Army/Call Me Mister/Winged Victory
(Universal/Decca - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Threefer with OBCs of Irving Berlin's This is the Army, Harold Rome's Call Me Mister (Betty Garrett), and (A play with original music by David Rose - Decca 1944 release). First U.S. CD release.

Released the week of July 22, 2003

American Film Theatre Box Set - Collection Two
(Kino - new on 5 DVDs)
American Film Theatre series. Includes The Homecoming, In Celebration, Three Sisters, A Delicate Balance, The Man in the Glass Booth.

Ed Sullivan: Best of Broadway
(Good Times - new on DVD)
Original cast performances from Ed Sullivan show. Julie Andrews, Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman, Florence Henderson, Richard Kiley, Carol Channing, Carol Lawrence, Larry Kert and more. Narration by John Raitt. Black and white.

(Universal Classics/Decca Broadway - new on CD)
Enhanced soundtrack.

A Delicate Balance
(Kino - new on DVD)
1973 adaptation of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play for American Film Theatre. Betsy Blair, Joseph Cotten, Katharine Hepburn, Lee Remick. Directed by Tony Richardson.

Finding Home - The Songs of Ricky Ian Gordon
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Songbook/Kindle Edition)
Piano/Vocal, as well as program notes on each song. 21 songs.

The Homecoming
(Kino - new on DVD)
1973 adaptation of Pinter play for American Film Theatre. Cyril Cusack, Ian Holm, Michael Jayston, Terrence Rigby..

In Celebration
(Kino - new on DVD)
1974 adaptation of David Storey play for American Film Theatre. Alan Bates, James Bolam, Brian Cox, Constance Chapman, Gabrielle Daye, Bill Owen. Directed by Lindsay Anderson.

The Man in the Glass Booth
(Kino - new on DVD)
1975 adaptation of Robert Shaw play for American Film Theatre. Maximillian Schell, Lois Nettleton, Luther Adler.

Nicholas Nickleby
(MGM - new on DVD)
2002 film with Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Nathan Lane, Dame Edna, Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent, Juliet Stevenson. Bonuses: director's commentary, "Creating a Classic: The Making of Nicholas Nickleby", "The Cast on the Cast," "View on the Set" multi-angle feature, photograph gallery, full-screen and widescreen anamorphic formats.

The Night Heron
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Jez Butterworth.

(on 2 CDs)
Reissue of Australian rock musical by Jon English. Cast includes Jon English, Philip Quast, Barry Humphries, Harry Nilsson and Demis Roussos. Also included are seven tracks not on the original release.

Sail Away
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Original London cast cast recording (1962) of Noel Coward show with Elaine Stritch. With two "never before heard" tracks by Noel Coward.

Three Sisters
(Kino - new on DVD)
1970 adaptation of Chekhov play for American Film Theatre. Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Pumell. Directed by Laurence Olivier.

Released the week of July 15, 2003

365 Nights in Hollywood
(Image - new on DVD)
1934 musical film with Alice Faye, Addison Richards, Frank Melton, Frank Mitchell, Grant Mitchell, James Dunn, John Bradford, John Qualen, Ray Cooke, Tyler Brooke Direction: George Marshall. Black & white.

The Audience and The Playwright : How to Get the Most Out of Live Theatre
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
by Mayo Simon. "Analyzes the tactics used by all playwrights, from Sophocles to David Mamet, to give the audience extraordinary powers and a unique role that it will play perfectly and without rehearsal.Structured as an evening in the theatre, the book is analytical but straightforward, serious but entertaining."

The Billy Wilder Collection
(MGM/UA - new on 9 DVDs)
Includes Avanti!; One, Two, Three; The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes; Kiss Me, Stupid; Some Like It Hot; Irma La Douce; Witness for the Prosecution; The Fortune Cookie; The Apartment.

Kate Remembered
(Putnam - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD/Audible Audiobook)
Authorized biography of Katharine Hepburn by A. Scott Berg. Narrated by Tony Goldwyn. Released 7/11.

The Island Princess
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book)
Play by John Fletcher.

The New American Musical: An Anthology from the End of the 20th Century
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback book)
Wiley Hausam (editor). Anthology of Rent, Floyd Collins, The Wild Party (Lachiusa Version) and Parade.

Nina Variations
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Steven Dietz.

Other Hours: Connick on Piano 1
(Rounder - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Harry Connick, Jr., on piano. Songs written for (some cut) Thou Shalt Not.

Salome/Lot in Sodom
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
1921 silent film adaptation of Wilde play and 1933 silent version of Sodom and Gomorrah story. Alla Nazimova, Friedrich Haak, Hildegarde Watson, Mitchell Lewis, Rose Dione. Digitally remastered with original scores.

(Must Close Saturday - new on CD)
1972 London cast recording of Julian Slade musical. First time on CD. With Teddy Green, John Gower, Veronica Clifford, Max Adrian, David Morton, Elizabeth Power, John Watts, Ian Richardson, Roy Skelton, Joyce Carey, Jean Hampson, John Quayle - and introduced to great new stars to the british stage in Gemma Craven and Elizabeth Power.

Released the week of July 8, 2003

(Sh-K-Boom - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
OBC cast recording. Bonus track by Michel Legrand.

The Best Plays of 2001-2002
(Limelight Editions - Hardcover Book)
Includes review of the Broadway, Off Broadway, and Off Off Broadway seasons, cast information, season of Hirschfeld drawings, photographs plus essays featuring Big Love, Beath, Boom, The Dazzle, Frannie's Way, The Glory of Living, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, Homebody/Kabul, Metamorphoses, [sic], Topdog/Underdog, and Elaine Stritch's At Liberty.

Let the Sun Shine in: The Genius of Hair
(Heinemann - New Paperback Book)
By Scott Miller

The Gin Game
(Image - new on DVD)
2003 PBS version of D.L. Coburn play with Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke.

(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by H. Leivick.

Invitation to the Party: Building Bridges to the Arts, Culture and Community
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
by Donna Walker-Kuhne.

Kenneth Tynan: Writing for Posterity
(Yale Univ. Press - Hardcover Book)
Biography of writer, critic, and agent provocateur, by Dominic Shellard.

The Reduced Shakespeare Company - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
(Acorn - new on DVD)
Bonuses: Two commentaries, early performance footage, bios, trivia.

That Furious Lesbian: The Story of Mercedes De Acosta (Theater in the Americas)
(Southern Ill. Univ. Press - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book)
Biography by theater historian Robert A. Schanke.

Released the week of July 1, 2003

70, Girls, 70
(JAY Records - on CD/at iTunes)
Original London Cast of Kander and Ebb musical. Remixed and remastered.

Barbra Streisand Collection - Boxed Set
(Warner Bros - on 4 DVDs)
What's Up, Doc?, Up The Sandbox, The Main Event, and Nuts.

Brighton Beach Memoirs
(Universal Home Video - new on DVD)
1986 film version of Neil Simon play. Blythe Danner, Jonathan Silverman.

Crumbs from the Table of Joy and Other Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Works from Lynn Nottage: Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Mud, River, Stone, Poof, Por'Knockers, and Las Meninas.

Force of Nature
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Steven Dietz.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by John Cameron Mitchell.

(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book)
By Rona Munro.

Laverne & Shirley Sing
(Collector's Choice - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Reissue of Penny Marshall/Cindy Williams 1976 Atlantic album.

The Main Event
(Warner Bros - on DVD)
1979 Streisand film with Ryan O'Neal, Paul Sand. Includes commentary by Barbra Streisand.

Monologues for Men by Men Vol. Two
(Heinemann - Paperback Book)
by Gary Garrison, Michael Wright (Editors). A collection of monologues about what men are thinking in the new millennium and how they're putting those thoughts and feelings into theatrical expression

Never on a Sunday
(MGM/UA - new on DVD)
1960 film with Melina Mercouri.

(Warner Bros - on DVD)
1987 Streisand film with Richard Dreyfuss, Karl Malden, Leslie Nielsen, Maureen Stapleton, Eli Wallach, James Whitmore. Includes commentary by Barbra Streisand.

Up the Sandbox
(Warner Bros - on DVD)
1972 Streisand comedy. Includes commentary by Irvin Kershner and Barbra Streisand.

What's Up, Doc?
(Warner Bros - on DVD)
1972 Streisand comedy with Ryan O'Neal. Includes commentary by Peter Bogdanovich and Barbra Streisand.

Released the week of April 29, 2003

I Had a Ball
(Universal/Decca - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
OBC of Stan Freeman, Jack Lawrence musical. First time on CD. Buddy Hackett, Richard Kiley, Karen Morrow. Bonuses: Karen Morrow's single of "I Had a Ball/Almost" and some Lester Lanin Orchestra tracks.

Released the week of June 24, 2003

Baby Doll
(DRG - new on CD)
Columbia soundtrack score.

Jazz Live
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Re-release of Billy Stritch album.

Boris Godunov and the Little Tragedies
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Aleksander Pushkin. Translation by Stephen Mulrine. Incorporating Mozart & Salieri and A Stone Guest.

The Buccaneer
(DRG - new on CD)
Columbia soundtrack score.

The Columbia Albums of Victor Herbert
(Collectables - new on CD)
Reissue. Percy Faith.

Dangerous Corner
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By J.B. Priestley.

Elegies: A Song Cycle
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Original cast recording of William Finn song cycle. Carolee Carmello, Betty Buckley, Michael Rupert, Christian Borle, Keith Byron Kirk. Store date.

Further Than the Furthest Thing
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
by Zinnie Harris.

Johnson over Jordan
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by J.B. Priestley.

(DRG - new on CD/at iTunes)
Columbia soundtrack score.

Hock and Soda Water
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By John Clifford Mortimer.

Jose Rivera Anthology
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Includes References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot and Sueno, the author's adaptation of Calderon's Life is a Dream and his newest work Sonnets for an Old Century: Monologues for the Theatre.

Li'l Abner / Broadway Bouquet
(Collectables - new on CD)
Percy Faith. Li'l Abner in mono plus collection of instrumental renditions of showtunes from classic shows.

Methuen Book of Contemporary Monologues for Men
(Methuen Publishing, Inc. - Paperback Book)
by Chrys Salt.

Methuen Book of Contemporary Monologues for Women
(Methuen Publishing, Inc. - Paperback Book)
by Chrys Salt.

A Night With Rudolph Frim; / Shakespeare's Greatest Hits
(Collectables - on CD)
Earl Wrightson/Lois Hunt.

One Voice: Integrating Singing Technique and Theatre Voice Training
(Heinemann - Paperback Book)
by Joan Melton, Kenneth Tom.

Orphans' Home: The Voice and Vision of Horton Foote (Southern Literary Studies)
(LSU Press - Paperback Book)
By Laurin Porter.

(Paramount - new on DVD)
Robin Williams' film with Harry Nillson score.

Ultimate Cole Porter Vol. 4
(Pearl/U.K./Koch - on CD)

Released the week of June 17, 2003

Broadway Melody/Rosalie
(Rhino Handmade - new on CD)
Soundtracks of Cole Porter scored musical films. Individually numbered limited edition of 2500.

Contemporary Theatre Film & TV Vol. 48
(Gale Group - Hardcover Book)
By Thomas Riggs, editor. Extensive biographical and career information on more than 20, 000 professionals currently working in the entertainment industry,

Gay Purr-ee
(Rhino Handmade - new on CD)
Soundtrack from 1962 film. To include demo tracks of Harold Arlen playing and singing "Little Drops of Rain," "Paris Is a Lonely Town" and "The Horse Won't Talk," with Yip Harburg joining in for "The Money Cat." 2500 copies made.

Let's Make Love
(Sony Legacy - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
1960 soundtrack with Jimmy Van Heusen/Sammy Cahn score. Bing Crosby, Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Frankie Vaughan. Remastered and expanded.

Losing My Marbles
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
by Trader Faulkner.

(PS Classics - new on CD)
Broadway revival cast with Antonio Banderas, Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, Mary Stuart Masterson and Chita Rivera.

A Tribute to James Dean
(Sony Legacy - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack music from Giant, East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, played by Ray Heindorf and the Warner Bros. Orchestra. Remastered and expanded. First time on CD.

A Year With Frog and Toad
(new on CD)
Original Minneapolis cast recording.

Released the week of June 10, 2003

(WBHV - new on DVD)
1980 film musical. Bonuses include newly-recorded commentary with director Alan Parker and a cast reunion, "making-of" featurette, tour of the original High School for the Performing Arts, and trailers.

Frank Sinatra Classic Duets
(EMI - new on DVD/VHS)
PBS special.

Grease 2
(Paramount - new on DVD)
1982 film sequel with Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, and Lorna Luft. Original music by Louis St. Louis.

(EMI - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Sarah Brightman solo recording. U.S. release date.

How to Stop Acting
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
by Harold Guskin, "acting doctor," whose clients include Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, James Gandolfini, Bridget Fonda, and dozens more.

Mel Torme: Love Songs
(Collectables - on CD)

A Number
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
by Caryl Churchill.

(Image Entertainment - on DVD)
1995 televised version. Includes commentary by Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine, Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie, and Ira Weitzman and audio-only extended version of "No One Has Ever Loved Me" performed by Jere Shea.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra : Plays Broadway's Best Musicals Vol. 1
(Koch - new on CD/at iTunes)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra : Plays Broadway's Best Musicals Vol. 2
(Koch - new on CD/at iTunes)

Strindberg: The Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
by August Strindberg.

'Tis a Pity She's a Whore (Drama Classics)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
by John Ford. New edition.

Released the week of June 3, 2003

Broadway Musicals of 1925
(Bayview - new on CD)
Off-Broadway cast of Scott Siegel show. Howard McGillin, Nancy Anderson, Justin Bohon, Walker Jones, Stephanie J. Block, the Ross Patterson Little Big Band. Recorded live at NYC Town Hall 2/17/03. Includes 3 "first time on CD" songs.

Broadway Today
(Sony Classical - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast recordings of songs from Hairspray, The Producers, The Lion King, Movin' Out, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia!, Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Aida.

Fiddler on the Roof - Deluxe Edition
(BMG/RCA - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Reissue of remastered OBC recording with extras. Includes a new interview track with Sheldon Harnick. Bonuses; Boston Pops medley and "If I Were a Rich Man" by violinist Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi.

Hello, Dolly! - Deluxe Edition
(BMG/RCA - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Reissue of remastered OBC recording. Includes a new interview track with Carol Channing. Bonuses: tracks from the Pearl Bailey and Mary Martin Dolly OCRs plus the two added Merman songs.

John Simon on Theatre
(Applause - New Hardcover Book)

Oliver! - Deluxe Edition
(BMG/RCA - on CD/on mp3)
Reissue of remastered OBC recording. Includes a new interview track with Donald Pippin. Bonuses: Patti LuPone's "As Long as He Needs Me," and three tracks from the LOCR Oliver!.

One More Kiss: The Broadway Musicals in the '70s
(Palgrave/MacMillan - Hardcover book/Kindle Edition)
Ethan Mordden's new book.

Piece of Sky
(JAY - new on CD)
Sean McDermott CD.

(JAY - new on CD)
York Theatre cast recording.

S.T.A.G.E.'s Dream: The Music & Lyrics of Johnny Mercer
(LML - new on 2 CDs)
Concert recording.

Thoroughly Modern Millie
(Universal - new on DVD)
1967 film with Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler-Moore, Carol Channing. Includes trailer.

Wide Awake and Dreaming
(LML Music - new on CD)
Rebecca Spencer CD. She is accompanied by Philip Fortenberry on piano. Store date.

Released the week of May 27, 2003

Conversations with Peter Brook, 1970-2000
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
by Margaret Croyden.

Paul Baker and the Integration of Abilities
(Texas Christian Univ. Press - Hardcover Book)
Biography of director/teacher/mentor by Robert Flynn (Editor), Eugene McKinney (Editor), and Sharon Downing Jarvis.

Staging America: Cornerstone and Community-Based Theater (Theater in the Americas)
(Southern Illinois Univ Pr - Hardcover Book)
By Sonja Kuftinec.

The Ultimate Cole Porter - Vol. 3
(Pearl/U.K./Koch - on CD)

Released the week of May 20, 2003

The Carlyle Set
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Christine Andreas.

Ultimate Broadway II
(BMG/RCA - on CD)
Compilation from cast album and solo artist vaults.

john & jen
(Fynsworth Alley - on CD)
Re-issue. Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald musical. Carolee Carmello & James Ludwig. Store date

Barbara Cook: Mostly Sondheim
(DRG - new on DVD/VHS)
Barbara Cook concert recorded during live performances in October, most likely at Philadelphia's Merriam Theatre. Bonuses to include footage of Cook's recent master class in Washington, D.C., interviews with the star and other theatre personalities.

The Crafty Art of Playmaking
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
by Alan Ayckbourn.

Fade Out, Fade In
(Decca Broadway - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
First time on CD. Betty Comden/Adolph Green show with Carol Burnett, Jack Cassidy. No extras.

The Goat, or, Who Is Sylvia?
(Overlook Press - Hardcover Book)
by Edward Albee.

Jessica Molaskey: A Good Day
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Molaskey's second album with husband John Pizzarelli takes off from the songs and stylings of Peggy Lee and her own guitarist-husband Dave Barbour, with a combination of jazz standards, show tunes, and originals.

Now That's Chicago
(Sony - on CD/on mp3)
'20s - early '30s recordings "inspired by the film."

Public Places: My Life in the Theater, with Peter O'Toole and Beyond
(Faber & Faber - Hardcover book)
by Siân Phillips.

(DRG - new on CD)
Reissue of 1978 OBC recording of Elizabeth Swados score. First time on CD.

Tell Me on a Sunday
(Polydor/Really Useful Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Revival of one-woman show starring Denise Van Outen with Andrew Lloyd-Webber/Don Black score. Score will include additional songs by original writers. [Was combined with Variations to form Song and Dance]

Released the week of May 13, 2003

Anthony Newley: Stop the World
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
Biography by Garth Bardsley.

Anyone Can Whistle
(Columbia Legacy - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
OBC with Angela Lansbury, Lee Remick, Harry Guardino. Reissue with bonuses: previously unreleased demo recordings from the Archives of Stephen Sondheim, all performed by Stephen Sondheim "I'm Like the Bluebird," "The Lame, The Halt and the Blind," "Come Play Wiz Me," "Anyone Can Whistle," "With So Little to be Sure Of."

Broadway, the Golden Years: Jerome Robbins and the Great Choreographer Directors, 1940 to the Present
(Continuum Pub Group - Paperback Book)
by Robert Emmet Long, literature critic and commentator on the performing arts.

(Columbia Legacy - on CD)
OBC new remaster from the two-track stereo session tapes. Barbara Cook, Robert Rounseville. Reissue with bonus: "Overture to Candide" by NY Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.

The Car Man
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
font size="-1">Matthew Bourne dance version of Carmen . Alan Vincent, Saranne Curtin, Will Kemp. Includes interview with Bourne, picture gallery.

The Complete Talking Heads
(Picador USA - Paperback Book)
by Alan Bennett.

(Image Entertainment - new DVD)
Michael Frayn play with Daniel Craig, Francesca Annis, Stephen Rea. Director: Howard Davies.

First Breeze of Summer
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
1976 televised version of Leslie Lee play. Frances Foster, Janet League, Moses Gunn.

(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
1977 televised version of Phillip Hayes Dean drama. Lou Gossett, Jr., Dick Anthony Williams, Chip Fields, Richard Ward, Paulene Myers. Music by: Phil Moore

Guests of the Nation
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
1981 televised version of Neil McKenzie adaptation of the work of Frank O'Connor. Nesbitt Blaisdell, Frank Converse, Estelle Parsons.

House of Flowers
(Columbia Legacy - on CD)
OBC with Pearl Bailey, Diahann Carroll, Juanita Hall. Reissue with bonuses: Percy Faith's "Mardi Gras Waltz" (previously believed to have been lost), Enid Mosier's "Two Ladies in the Shade," Truman Capote's "Ottliie and the Bee," Capote's "A Sleepin' Bee" demo.

In Fashion
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
1974 Jerry Blatt/Lonnie Burstein musical film set in Paris. Charlotte Rae, Max Wright.

Just in Time
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Reissue of Judy Kuhn CD with new design and booklet - no new tracks. Store date.

Hairspray: The Complete Book and Lyrics
(Applause - Paperback book/Kindle Edition)

Kiss Me Kate
(Image Entertainment - new on VHS/DVD)
London cast video made for U.S. broadcast. 147 minutes.

Just a Map -- A Lullaby to the World
(new on CD)
Christianne Tisdale.

(Columbia Legacy - on 2 CDs)
OBC with Raul Julia, Liliane Montevecchi, Karen Akers and Anita Morris. This will be basically the score that was on the cassette (more than the LP and previous CD), although virtually every track will be a little longer because of additional music or with added pieces of dialogue clarifying the songs in the show's context. Bonuses: Maury Yeston's mono demos of "Unusual Way," "Germans at the Spa" and "The Grand Canal."

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
(Oxford University Press - Hardcover Book)
by Dennis Kennedy (Editor).

Pal Joey
(Columbia Legacy - on CD)
1950 studio cast with Vivienne Segal and Harold Lang. Reissue with bonuses: Vivienne Seagal interview with Mike Wallace with "Bewitched", Harold Lang performing "I Could Write a Book" from CBS' Shower of Stars.

The Patriots
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
1976 televised production of Sidney Kingsley play. Robert Murch, Phillip LeStrange, Ralph Clanton, Martha J. Brown, Stephen Johnson.

So You Want to Dance on Broadway: Insight and Advice Form the Pros Who Know
(Heinemann - Paperback Book)
by Tina Paul (Chicago), Tommy Tune. From interviews with Broadway pros including Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera, and Graciela Daniele to Joann Hunter, Jim borstelmann, Gene Flemming.

What a Life: The Voice of Pesach'Ke Burstein, Yiddish Matinee Idol
(Syracuse Univ. Press - Hardcover Book)
By Lillian Lux Burstein, Gershon Freidlin (Editor), Pesach Burstein. Burstein's life is the story of popular Yiddish theater in the first half of the century.

Released the week of May 6, 2003

The Adventures of Marco Polo
(DRG - new on CD)
1956 television cast recording of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov/Edward Eager score. Alfred Drake. First time on CD.

The Best of City Center Encores
(DRG - new on CD)
Compilation from previous DRG releases. Nathan Lane, Patti Lupone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Heather Headley, Tyne Daly, Andrea Martin, Bebe Neuwirth, David Ogden Stiers.

Birth Of The Blues/Blue Skies - Double Feature
(Universal - new on DVD)
Two Bing Crosby musical films. Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Mary Martin.

Born to Dance
(Rhino Handmade - on CD)
Soundtrack recording of 1936 film which starred James Stewart, Eleanor Powell, Virginia Bruce, Buddy Ebsen, Frances Langford, Una Merkel. Cole Porter score. Limited edition.

Broadway Yearbook 2001-2002 (Broadway Yearbook)
(Oxford University Press - New Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Steven Suskin.

Royal Wedding
(Rhino Handmade - on CD)
Soundtrack recording of 1952 film with Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford. Burton Lane/Alan Jay Lerner score. Limited edition.

The Carlyle Set
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Christine Andreas.

Coal Miner's Daughter
(Universal - new on DVD)
1980 film with Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo. Bonuses include: widescreen, audio commentary, "Tommy Lee Jones Remembers Coal Miner's Daughter" and "President George Bush, Sr., Salutes AFI and Coal Miner's Daughter" featurettes, exclusive interview with Loretta Lynn and Michael Apted, trailers.

Come September
(Universal - new on DVD)
Rock Hudson film.

A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court/The Emperor Waltz - Double Feature
(Universal - new on DVD)
Bing Crosby double feature with musical adaptation of Mark Twain novel and Billy Wilder's Emperor's Waltz..

Gay Purr-ee
(WBHV - new on DVD)
1962 film animated film with Arlen/Harburg songs and voices of Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Hermione Gingold. In mono.

Our Musicals, Ourselves: A Social History of the American Musical Theater
(University Press of New England - Hardcover Book)
Author: John Bush Jones. Comprehensive social history of the American musical theater.

Rhythm On The Range/Rhythm On The River - Double Feature
(Universal - new on DVD)
Bing Crosby double feature. Frances Farmer, Basil Rathbone, and Mary Martin also appear. Digitally remastered.

Theodore Bikel's Treasury Of Yiddish Folk And Theatre Songs
(Rhino Handmade - new on CD)
Special collection, produced by Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, gathers 26 of Bikel's Yiddish theatre and folk songs from his '50s and '60s Elektra albums. Includes such traditional favorites as "A Pintale," "Kinder Yorn," "Margaritkelech," and many more.

Varekai: Cirque du Soleil
(Harry N. Abrams, Inc. - New Hardcover Book)
By Veronique Vial (Photographer).

Released the week of April 22, 2003

The Anarchist and the Devil Do Cabaret: Using Theatre, Music and Comedy for Radical Social Change
(Black Rose Books - New Hardcover Book)
By Norman Nawrocki. Account of the European CD-promotion tour of rock'n'roll cabaret band Rhythm Activism.

Believe: The Music of the Sherman Brothers
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Includes Susan Egan,Jason Graae, Michele Pawk.

Broadway Boogie Woogie: Damon Runyon and the Making of New York City Culture
(Palgrave Macmillan - New Hardcover Book)
Daniel Schwarz' look at the works and legacy of legendary New York writer Runyon.

Broadway Melody Of 1940
(WBHV - on DVD)
1940 film with Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell. Cole Porter, Roger Edens, Walter Ruick score. All-new "making-of" documentary "Cole Porter in Hollywood: Begin the Beguine," hosted by Ann Miller, vintage Our Gang short "The Big Premiere," trailer, behind-the-scenes essay.

Classic Musicals Collection - Cole Porter Gift Set
(WBHV - new on 5 DVDs)
Will include Broadway Melody Of 1940, Kiss Me Kate, Les Girls, Silk Stockings And High Society.

(Rhino - on CD)
Digitally remastered soundtrack. Additional tracks: unused Paul McCrane vocal of Pitchford and Gore's "Miles from Here," and instrumental "singalong" tracks of "Fame" and "Out Here On My Own."

Great American Songbook
(WBHV - new on DVD)
PBS 90-minute look at American Popular Song "from 'Yankee Doodle' to Elvis," hosted by Michael Feinstein. Includes rare home movies of many of our great songwriters (primarily drawn from the Turner-Warner vault but from other studios as well), vintage MGM short "We Must Have Music," and "Michael's Memorabilia," a gallery from Feinstein's collection of musical artifacts. DVD version will run three hours with an additional audio commentary by Feinstein.

High Society
(WBHV - new on DVD)
1956 Cole Porter film musical with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly. All-new "making-"of documentary "Cole Porter in Hollywood: True Love" hosted by co-star Celeste Holm, newsreel, vintage "Millionaire Droopy," radio ads, trailers, behind the scenes essay.

Kay Thompson: Queen of Swing Vocal & Her Rhythm Singers 1933-1937
(Baldwin Street Music - new on CD)
Compilation of radio and studio tracks.

Kiss Me, Kate
(WBHV - new on DVD)
1953 Cole Porter film musical with Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller. All-new "making-of" documentary "Cole Porter in Hollywood: Too Darn Hot," hosted by Ann Miller, vintage short "Mighty Manhattan, New York's Wonder City," trailer, behind-the-scenes essay.

Les Girls
WBHV - new on DVD)
1957 Cole Porter film musical with Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor. All-new "making-of" documentary "Cole Porter in Hollywood: Ca C'est L'amour," hosted by Taina Elg, vintage MGM Tex Avery cartoon "Flea Circus," trailer, behind-the-scenes essay.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
(EMI/Broadway Angel - on 2 CDs)
OBC recording originally released by Manhattan Records and a 1985 Grammy winner as "Best Spoken Word Recording."

Now is the Time for All Good Men
(DRG - new on CD)
Reissue of 1967 original Off Broadway cast recording of Nancy Ford/Gretchen Cryer score. First time on CD.

Operetta: A Theatrical History
(Routledge - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Richard Traubner. First published in 1983, Traubner's volume is still recognized as the key history of the people and productions that made operetta a worldwide phenomenon. 511 pages.

Silk Stockings
(WBHV - new on DVD)
1957 Cole Porter musical with Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse. All-new "making-of" documentary "Cole Porter in Hollywood: Satin and Silk," hosted by Cyd Charisse, vintage MGM concert hall series short "The Poet and Peasant Overture," trailer, vintage short "Paree," behind-the-scenes essay.

Theatre World 1999-2000, Vol. 56
(Applause Books - New Hardcover Book)
John Willis, Tom Lynch, Ben Hodges. Statistical and pictorial record of the Broadway and off-Broadway season, touring companies, and professional regional companies throughout the United States. Includes cast listings, replacements, producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, autobiographical data, obituary information, and major drama awards.

Released the week of April 15, 2003

Absolute Beginners
(MGM - new on DVD)
1986 musical film with David Bowie. Includes trailer.

A Chorus Line
(MGM - new on DVD)
1985 film based on the legendary musical. Includes trailer and "Marvin Hamlisch: From Broadway To Hollywood" featurette.

Beat Street
(MGM - new on DVD)
1984 musical film with Rae Dawn Chong. Includes trailer.

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
(MGM - new on DVD)
1990 film. Not widescreen. Includes trailer.

(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
Televised Maxim Gorky play. Frances Sternhagen, Peter Donat, Kate Reid.

Feasting with Panthers
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
Televised Adrian Hall and Richard Cumming play. Jobeth Williams, Richard Kneeland.

Hairspray: The Roots
(Hardcover Book)
Hardcover "coffee table" book hosted by the authors of the Broadway musical Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan, Marc Shaiman, and Scott Wittman. 168 pages.

The Judy Garland Show Collection #2 Box Set
(Pioneer - new on DVD)
Contains Volumes 3-8 of The Judy Garland Show, plus Judy Garland: Songs For America.

The Judy Garland Show Vol. 8 - The Final Chapter
(Pioneer - new on DVD)
Shows #11 (Steve Allen), #20 (the "Americana" concert) and #26 (final show), plus outtakes including the unfinished "Something Cool," the unused "Here's to Us" and "Where Is the Clown?," plus audio with Jayne Meadows, conductor Mort Lindsey, Billy Barnes, a commentary track by Garland authority John Fricke. Show #26 includes outtakes and excerpts from previous shows.

Lambada: The Forbidden Dance
(MGM - new on DVD)
1984 film. Not widescreen. Includes trailer.

A Man of No Importance
(JAY - new on CD)
Original cast recording of Ahrens & Flaherty score.

Prince of Homburg
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
Televised Heinrich Von Kleist play. Frank Langella, Randy Danson, M'el Dowd.

Quintessential Peggy Lee
(Kultur - new on DVD)
1984 concert in Atlantic City.

(MGM - new on DVD)
1985 film with Mario Van Peebles. Not widescreen. Includes trailer.

(MGM - new on DVD)
1980 musical film with Meatloaf. Includes trailer.

The Singing Detective (Special Edition)
(WBHV - new on DVD)
Dennis Potter's award winning mini-series with Michael Gambon, Janet Suzman, Joanne Whalley. Bonuses include: Making Of....; Production Stills, Photo Gallery; 3-Disc Set. Audio commentary by star Michael Gambon and director Jon Amiel; Behind-the-scenes featurettes.

School for Scandal
(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
1975 televised play. Blair Brown, Patricia Conolly, Kenneth Welsh, Larry Gates.

(Kultur/Broadway Archive - new on DVD)
Televised version of Molière play. Donald Moffat, Victor Garber, Tammy Grimes, Patricia Elliott

Released the week of April 8, 2003

Anna Karenina - The Audio Musical
(LML - new on 2 CDs)
Ralph Chicorel score with studio cast including Lorna Dallas, Andrea Burns, Brian Noonan, Kit Carson, Ron Spivak, William Michals and Paul Stolarksy. 2nd disc includes a narration of the tale of "Anna Karenina."

The Chance to Sing
(LML - new on CD/on mp3)
Pamela Myers' solo CD. Piano accompaniment from composers Stephen Schwartz, Joseph Thalken, Billy Goldenberg, Billy Barnes Larry Grossman, Stephen Flaherty, Shelly Markham, John Kander, Charles Strouse.

Ernest in Love
(DRG - new on CD)
Reissue of OBC of 1960 Pockriss/Croswell score. First time on CD.

Grandma Moses Suite/Blues Opera Suite
(DRG - new on CD)
Twofer with Hugh Martin and Harold Arlen suites. Grandma Moses Suite is an instrumental suite composed for an early '50s docu-film about artist Grandma Moses. Originally released as a 10" Columbia, never reissued. The Blues Opera Suite is an instrumental Andre Kostelanetz album.

The Maury Yeston Songbook
(PS Classics - new on CD)
The first songbook disc devoted to the composer-lyricist of Nine, Grand Hotel, and Titanic, performed by Christine Andreas, Brent Barrett, Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Liz Callaway, Philip Chaffin, Robert Cuccioli, Christine Ebersole, Eden Espinosa, Christopher Fitzgerald, Sutton Foster, Michael Holland, Brian d'Arcy James, Howard McGillin, Alice Ripley, Johnny Rogers.

Radio! The Musical
(Harbor House Studios - new on CD)
Original Texas cast album of Stephen Taylor, Marshall Such musical set in a radio station in 1991 Indianapolis.

The Ultimate George Gershwin - Vol. 2
(Pearl/U.K./Koch - on CD)
Performers include Fred & Adele Astaire, 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards.

Released the week of April 1, 2003

American Film Theatre Box Set - Collection One
(Kino - new on 5 DVDs)
American Film Theatre series. Includes Butley, Luther, The Iceman Cometh, Rhinoceros, The Maids. DVD bonuses include production interview with Edie Landau, featurette "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera," essays by Michael Feingold.

(Kino - new on DVD/VHS)
1974 film of Pinter play. Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy. Bonuses include

Call It Love
(Bayview - new on CD)
OLC of Sandy Wilson score (five songs) plus songs from The Boy Friend, Divorce Me Darling, Valmouth, The Buccaneer, His Monkey Wife and first time recordings from Slings and Arrows, See You Later, Oh Henry! and Wilson's unproduced adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's "Berlin Stories," Goodbye to Berlin, played and sung by Wilson. Additional bonus tracks include Wilson on Piano with Art Greenslade and Orchestra, playing selections from Divorce Me Darling! and Fenella Fielding's "Outdoor Girl" from the revue Pieces of Eight. Previously released as "Sandy Wilson At The Players." Expected on 4/7.

Everybody's Gettin' Into the Act
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Studio recording of Bob Ost musical. Bryan Batt, Danny Burstein, Robert Cuccioli, Delisko, James Judy, Francince Lobis, Rebecca Luker, Karen Mason, Marc Kudisch, Mark Nadler, Christianne Noll, Nancy Opel, Evan Pappas, Stephanie Pope, Jana Robbins, David Sabella, Emily Skinner, Steven Stein-Granger, Mary Stout and Mary Testa. Store date.

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
(Fox - new on DVD)
1947 film with Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Natalie Wood.

The Guys
(Sony Classical - new on CD/on mp3)
Soundtrack from film version of Anne Nelson play. Music by Mary Fahl.

The Iceman Cometh
(Kino - new on DVD/VHS)
1973 film of O'Neill play. Directed by John Frankenheimer. Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges. Bonuses include production interview with Edie Landau, featurette "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera," "Eugene O'Neill and The Iceman Cometh" essay by Michael Feingold.

Jesus Christ Superstar
(Universal/Decca Broadway - new on CD)
Reissue of OBC recording. First U.S. release on CD. No extras.

(Kino - new on DVD/VHS)
1973 version of Osborne play. Stacy Keach, Judi Dench. Bonuses include production interview with Edie Landau, featurette "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera," "Luther and John Osborne" essay by Michael Feingold.

The Maids
(Kindo - new on DVD/VHS)
Glenda Jackson, Susannah York in 1975 film version of Jean Genet play. Bonuses include production interview with Edie Landau, featurette "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera", trailers, "The Maids and Jean Genet" essay by Michael Feingold.

Privates on Parade
(MGM - new on DVD)
1982 British film. Includes original theatrical trailer.

(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Reissue of 1959 Hague/Fields OBC recording with Gwen Verdon and Richard Kiley. Includes cut song "It Doesn't Take A Minute" (Liz Callaway), and two songs written for the show but unused: "You I Love" (Jennifer Piech & Mark Price) and "What Has She Got?" (Faith Prince).

(Kino - new on DVD/VHS)
1973 film version of Ionesco story. Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Karen Black. Bonuses include production interview with Edie Landau, featurette "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera", trailers, "Rhinoceros and Eugene Ionesco" essay by Michael Feingold.

West Side Story Collector's Edition
(MGM - on 2 DVDs)
Boxed set: widescreen, one-hour documentary "West Side Memories," plus original film intermission music, rare film archive and scrapbook with Ernest Lehman introduction, copy of the working script, lobby brochure, and Natalie Wood's "I Feel Pretty."

Released the week of March 25, 2003

Jerry's Boys
(new on CD)
Los Angeles Gay Men's Chorus' 10th album, and first with Dr. Bruce Mayhall.

Judy Garland Show Vol. 7
(Pioneer - new on DVD)
With guests Bob Newhart and Bobby Darin. Includes outtakes and commentary track. Shows #14 and #23 (the "Movies" concert).

Noel Coward in New York
(DRG - new on CD)
Studio album recorded live in New York in October & November 1956. Orchestra direction, piano accompaniment & arrangements by Peter Matz. New liner notes from Will Friedwald. Includes bonus material.

Noel Coward at Las Vegas
(DRG - new on CD/on mp3)
Recorded at the Desert Inn, Las Vegas on June 27th, 1955. Piano Accompaniment & Arrangements by Peter Matz. Includes bonus material.

Spotlight on Dolores Gray
(Sepia/U.K. - new on CD)
25 tracks from 78rpm recordings.

Way Ahead of The Game: The Lyrics Of Johnny Mercer
(Sanctuary Records - new on CD)
Richard Rodney Bennett.

Released the week of March 18, 2003

Chicago - Special Edition CD and DVD
(Sony/Epic - new on CD/DVD)
Some audio tracks as original soundtrack recording. Special Features: new booklet, lyrics, original demos (by "All That Jazz," "Roxie" and "Razzle Dazzle" from the Chappell demo LP), 'And All That Jazz' music video, VH1 and IFC/Bravo/A&E "Making of..." documentaries. Digipak.

Chicago: From Stage to Screen, The Illustrated Story and Lyrics
(Newmarket - new hardcover book)
Recently released Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook. Introduction by Rob Marshall and Bill Condon. 160 pages.

Everybody's Gettin' Into the Act
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Studio recording of Bob Ost musical. Bryan Batt, Danny Burstein, Robert Cuccioli, Delisko, James Judy, Francince Lobis, Rebecca Luker, Karen Mason, Marc Kudisch, Mark Nadler, Christianne Noll, Nancy Opel, Evan Pappas, Stephanie Pope, Jana Robbins, David Sabella, Emily Skinner, Steven Stein-Granger, Mary Stout and Mary Testa.

(Bayview - new on CD)
1992 Australian cast. First U.S. release. Recorded in Digital Sound. The most complete recording of the score on CD.

The Man Who Came to Dinner
(Image - new on DVD and VHS)
PBS live telecast of 2000 Roundabout production of the Kaufman/Hart play with Nathan Lane, Jean Smart, Harriet Harris, Lewis J. Stadlen. Full screen, no extras.

Released the week of March 11, 2003

American Masters
(Universal Classics/Deutsche Grammophon - on CD)
New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein.

Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story / 3 Dance Episodes from On the Town / Selections from Candide
(Universal Classics/Deutsche Grammophon - on CD)
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein.

But One Day
(Decca Classics - new on CD)
U.S. release of 2002 Ute Lemper CD featuring 4 new songs composed by Lemper, including "Luna" with a special appearance by Laurie Anderson. Also two performances of material by Kurt Weill ("September Song" and "Speak Low"), two by Jacques Brel ("Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "Amsterdam"), and two by Astor Piazzolla ("Buenos Aires" and "Oblivion").

A Chorus Line
(Sony Classical - on SACD)
OBC recording in a Super Audio multi-channel version (requiring an SACD player).

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue / Cuban Overture / An American in Paris / A Symphonic Picture of Porgy and Bess
(Universal Classics/Deutsche Grammophon - new on CD)
Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati, Lorin Maazel.

Nunsense 3: The Jamboree
(Wellspring - new on DVD)
Rue McClanahan, Vicki Lawrence.

Peter Cincotti
(Concord Jazz - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Debut CD from rising young jazz singer/pianist.

Top Banana
(DRG - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Reissue of OBC recording of Johnny Mercer musical. Phil Silver.

Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill and Michael Nyman
(Universal Music Video - new on DVD)
Lemper's Weill show performance in the Bouffes du Nord in 1992 and 1992 her Hamburg concert performance of Michael Nyman's 'Songbook'.

Released March 14, 2003

The American Tenors
(Sony Classical - new on CD)
Nathan Granner, Daniel Montenegro, Maurico O'Reilly. PBS show recorded in December 2002.

The American Tenors
(Sony Classical - new on DVD)Nathan Granner, Daniel Montenegro, Maurico O'Reilly. PBS show recorded in December 2002.

The Benny Goodman Story
(Universal - new on DVD)
1955 biopic with Steve Allen. Includes trailer.

Best Foot Forward
(Rhino Handmade - new on CD)
1943 film soundtrack with score by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin. June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven, Nancy Walker. Numbered limited edition.

Best of the Muppet Show Vol. 3
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
1976 TV series with guests Harry Belafonte, Linda Ronstadt, John Denver. Includes bonuses.

Best of the Muppet Show Vol. 4
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
1976 TV series with guests Peter Sellers, John Cleese, Dudley Moore. Includes bonuses.

(Anchor Bay - new on DVD)
1966 stop-motion musical animated film of Hans Christian Andersen tales with the voices of Boris Karloff, Burl Ives, Hayley Mills, Patty Duke, Ray Bolger, and others.

A Doll's House
(MGM/UA - new on DVD)
Widescreen version of 1973 film of Ibsen play with Claire Bloom and Anthony Hopkins.

(MGM/UA - new on DVD)
Widescreen version of 1977 film adaptation of Peter Shaffer's play with Richard Burton and Peter Firth.

First Lady Suite
(ps classics - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
World premiere recording of the Michael John LaChiusa musical with Blank Theatre cast.

The Glenn Miller Story
(Universal - new on DVD)
1953 biopic with James Stewart. Includes trailer.

Good News
(Rhino Handmade - new on CD)
Expanded 1947 film soundtrack with score by Ray Henderson, Lew Brown, and B. G. deSylva. June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Joan McCracken, Mel Torme. Numbered limited edition.

Lauren Kennedy: Songs of Jason Robert Brown
(PS Classics - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Kennedy's debut album features songs, arrangements, and music direction by Jason Robert Brown, with selections from "Last Five Years," "Parade," and "Songs for a New World," plus several songs previously unrecorded.

Of Mice and Men - Special Edition
(MGM/UA - new on DVD)
Widescreen edition of 1992 film adaptation of John Steinbeck's story with John Malkovitch and Gary Sinise. Bonuses include commentary by Gary Sinise, trailers, 2 new featurettes, deleted scenes with director's commentary, and screen and makeup tests.

Sweet Charity
(Universal - new on DVD)
1969 film with Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, and Sammy Davis Jr. Directed by Bob Fosse, Cy Coleman score. Bonuses include featurettes "Sweet Charity: From Stage to Screen" and "Edith Head's Costume Design," plus an alternate ending and the trailer.

Women in Love - Special Edition
(MGM/UA - new on DVD)
Widescreen version of 1969 film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence play with Oliver Reed, Alan Bates, Jennie Linden, and Glenda Jackson. Bonuses include commentary from director Ken Russell and writer-producer Larry Kramer, plus trailer.

Released February 25, 2003

Blue Like That
(Manhattan Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Melissa Errico solo CD of modern American standards. Produced by Arif Mardin.

Carmen Jones
(Universal/Decca - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Reissue of OBC recording. Includes bonus Kitty Carlisle's Decca recording of "Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Drum."

Faust (Deluxe Edition)
(Rhino - on 2 CDs/on mp3/at iTunes)
1995 2 CD concept album of Randy Newman's musical based on Goethe's classic morality play. With Newman, James Taylor, Ry Cooder, Elton John, Bonnie Rait, Don Henley, Linda Ronstadt.

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Rose of Persia / The Emerald Isle
(Pearl/Pavillion - on 3 CDs)
Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Edinburgh, conducted by David Lyle.

Li'l Abner
(Contemporary - new on CD/on mp3/)
Andre Previn/Shelly Mann/Leroy Vinnegar jazz renditions of songs from Li'l Abner. First CD issue of this 1957 best-seller album.

The Music Never Ends: The Lyrics of Alan & Marilyn Bergman
(Fynsworth Alley - new on CD)
Re-release of Maureen McGovern's Grammy nominated CD. Includes three newly recorded bonus tracks: "Been Here Before," "I Was Born In Love With You," "What Matters Most."

Nicholas Nickleby
(Varese Sarabande - new on CD)
Soundtrack for 2002 film. Rachel Portman score.

Put a Little Love in Your Mouth
(Hook Records - new on CD)
The Tongue-in-Cheek Songs of Amanda Green (from her Off Broadway revue) performed by Green, Mario Cantone, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Brooks Ashmanskas, Jessica Molaskey, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Mary Testa, Billy Stritch, Kim Lindsay and The Tom Kitt Band. Recorded live at 2nd Stage Theater and Joe's Pub.

Tales of the City (Collector's Edition)
(Acorn Media - new on 3 DVDs)
Complete set of PBS series with bonuses, unedited.

Queer As Folk - The Complete 2nd Season
(Showtime - new on 6 DVDs)
Showtime series features 20 episodes on five discs plus many bonuses.

The Quintessential Peggy Lee
(Kultur - new on DVD)
1984 Atlantic City club show. Previously available on LD/VHS.

Released February 18, 2003

And So It Goes
(Mosaik - new on CD)
Sian Phillips solo album. Includes songs by Kurt Weill, Jacques Brel, Rodgers and Hart and Billy Joel among others.

Brecht & Weill: The Threepenny Opera
(Teldec Classics - on CD)
Marlene Dietrich, Lotte Lenya, Carola Neher, Curt Bois, Kurt Gerron.

Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti
(BBC/Naxos - new on DVD)
German TV version. Stephanie Novacek, Toby Stafford-Allen, Carl Morgan Daymond, Mary Hegarty, Thomas Randle

Broadway My Way
(Atlantic - new on CD/on mp3/on iTunes)
Linda Eder recording of showtunes. Some songs previously released.

The Color Purple (Special Edition)
(WBHV - new on 2 DVDs)
Spielberg film with Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover. Bonuses: trailer, four new documentaries including "The Color Purple: The Musical" about the importance of music in the film.

I'll Do Anything
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
James L. Brooks 1994 film, originally filmed as a musical (no extras expected).

Metropolis - Restored Authorized Edition
(Kino - restored on DVD)

Polly & Her Pop/Do Re Mi-Annie Get Your Gun
(Collectables - new on CD)
Polly Bergen recordings.

You Can't Take it With You
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
1938 James Stewart, Jean Arthur film based on Kaufman/Hart play. Black and white.

February 11, 2003

8 Women
(Universal - new on DVD)
2002 French film, murder mystery/spoof on '50s musicals. Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Dominique Lamure, Emmanuelle Beart, Fanny Ardant, Firmine Richard, Isabelle Huppert, Ludivine Sagnier, Romy Schneider, Virginie Ledoyen. English subtitles.

Autumn Maneuvers
(Albany Music - new on 2 CDs/on mp3/at iTunes)
Ohio Light Opera cast recording of Emmerich Kálmán opera with new English translation by Steven Daigle. First complete recording. Recorded live during 2002 Summer Festival. Cast includes Wade Woodward, Jacqueline Lengfelder and Lauren Beatty. Released in January.

Bryn Terfel In Concert
(Universal - new on DVD)

By the Beautiful Sea
(DRG - on CD)
1954 musical starring Shirley Booth.

Essential Gershwin: 20 of His Greatest Masterpieces
(Universal Classics/Decca - on 2 CDs/on mp3/at iTunes)
Collection of previously released tracks from several regional symphony orchestras and vocalists, including Patty Austin and Gregory Hines.

The Glass Menagerie
(Broadway Archive/Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
1973 TV production of Tennessee Williams play with Katherine Hepburn, Joanna Miles (Emmy winner), Michael Moriarty (Emmy winner).

The Music Man
(Disney - new on CD)
Soundtrack for TV movie with Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth.

Paris '90
(DRG - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Cornelia Otis Skinner '50s one woman show with songs.

Plain and Fancy
(DRG - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Reissue of OBC recording of 1955 Hague/Horwitt musical. Barbara Cook's second Broadway show. New liner notes by Barbara Cook.

Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen
(Sony Classical - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Performers include Rufus Wainwright, Debbie Harry & The Jazz Passengers, Harold Arlen, Sandra Bernhard.

Those Dreaming Years
(Pearl/U.K. - new on CD)
Compilation of the cast recordings from Ivor Novello's Careless Rapture, The Dancing Years and King's Rhapsody

Under the Stars
(Universal/Decca Broadway - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Bryn Terfel and Renée Fleming recording of showtunes. With Paul Gemignani conducting the Welsh National Opera Orchestra.

February 4, 2003

The Amazons
(Must Close Saturday - new on CD)
Original 2002 London cast recording of John Addison/David Heneker musical based on a 1971 comedy by Arthur Wing Pinero.

Broadway Musicals of 1964
(Bayview - new on CD)
Town Hall concert recorded live, Monday June 10, 2002. Tom Andersen, Liz Callaway, Barbara Fasano, Alix Korey, Sharon McNight, Craig Rubano and Steven Brinberg as Barbra Streisand and Richard Skipper as Carol Channing. Hosted by Scott Siegel with the Ross Patterson Little Big Band. Songs from Funny Girl, Hello Dolly, Fiddler On The Roof, Anyone Can Whistle, What Makes Sammy Run, High Spirits, Foxy, Rugantino, Bajour, Fade-Out - Fade-In and first time recordings from Something More.

Driving Miss Daisy (Special Edition)
(Warner - on DVD)
Film version of Alfred Uhry play. Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman. Includes extras.

(VX - new on CD)
Highlights of German 10th Anniversary concert recording of Sylvester Levay/Michael Kunze musical.

Send Me No Flowers
(Universal - new on DVD)
Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall film.

Dinner With Friends
(Jellybean Records - new on CD)
Soundtrack from HBO production of Donald Margulies play.

Here Comes Cookie/Love in Bloom/Six of a Kind
(Universal - new on DVD)
George Burns and Gracie Allen.

Man's Favorite Sport?/Strange Bedfellows
(Universal - new on DVD)
Two Rock Hudson films.

Porgy & Bess/Jamaica
(Collectables - new on 2 CDs)
Harry Belafonte twofer. Expected this week, but may be slightly delayed.

The Prince and the Pauper
(JAY - new on CD)
Off Broadway Lamb's Theatre cast recording. Now available at Lamb's Theatre.

The Thrill of It All
(Universal - new on DVD)
1963 film with James Garner and Doris Day.

Available the week of January 28

Anywhere I Wander - Liz Callaway Sings Frank Loesser
(Fynsworth Alley - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Re-issue with a new cover and the additional song, "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year."

Death of a Salesman/Private Conversations
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
1985 TV version of Arthur Miller play with Dustin Hoffman, Charles Durning, John Malkovitch. Also included, "Private Conversations" documentary with Miller and Hoffman.

The Ethel Merman Disco Album
(Fynsworth Alley - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
First official CD release of 1979 album. Includes bonus never-before-heard track. Store date.

Les Miserables Highlights
(Universal/Decca - new on CD)
First ever OBC highlights CD.

Love Song
(Universal/Decca Broadway - on CD/on mp3)
Compilation of original cast and solo tracks.

Pennies From Heaven
(Columbia Tristar - new on DVD)
1936 Bing Crosby film. Black and white.

St. Louis Woman
(Universal/Decca Broadway - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Restored, previously deleted by Mercury, Encores! production.

Available the week of January 21

Girl Most Likely
(DRG - on CD)
Reissue of Capitol's 1957 soundtrack, long out of print. Songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. Jane Powell, Kaye Ballard, Keith Andes, Cliff Robertson, Tommy Noonan.

It's Always Fair Weather
(Rhino - on CD)
Expanded soundtrack. Individually numbered limited edition of 2500 copies.

Murder on the Orient Express
(DRG - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack reissue of Agatha Christie mystery. Composer Richard Rodney Bennett provides liner notes. Royal Opera House orchestra.

The Pirate
(RhinoHandmade - new on CD)
Expanded MGM soundtrack. Individually numbered limited edition of 2500 copies.

Times Like This
(Koch Int'l - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Heidi Grant Murphy sings (mostly) showtunes.

Wake Up and Dream
(ASV/Living Era - new on CD)
Compilation of Georges Metaxa recordings

The Gay Caballero
(ASV/Living Era - new on CD/on mp3)
Compilation of Frank Crumit recordings.

Available the week of January 14

All About Eve - Special Edition
(Fox - new on DVD)
1950 film with Bette Davis, Anne Baxter. Extras include commentary from Celeste Holm, Movie-Tone News clips, premiere footage, and trailers.

The Broadway Concert VCD
(BMG - new on VCD)
2002 Lea Salonga concert.

(Sony/Epic - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack for 2002 musical film.

Debbie Does Dallas
(Sh-K-Boom - new on CD)
Off Broadway musical. Cast includes Sherie Rene Scott. Songs by Andrew Sherman, Tom Kitt, Erica Schmidt.

Essential George Gershwin
(Sony/Legacy - on 2 CDs)
Previously released recordings compiled by Michael Feinstein and Didier C. Deutsch.

Gentleman's Agreement - Special Edition
(Fox - new on DVD)
1948 film includes audio commentary by Gregory Peck and Celeste Holm, a photo gallery and trailers.

Love Songs
(Sony Legacy - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Remastered Johnny Mathis compilation CD.

Love Songs
(MCA - on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Remastered Peggy Lee compilation CD.

Available the week of January 7

Alice Adams
(Warner Home Video - new on DVD)
1935 Booth Tarkington film with Katherine Hepburn and Fred MacMurray.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
(Universal Home Video - on DVD)
1982 musical film with Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds. Anamorphic widescreen and 2.0 Dolby surround. Bonuses: featurette, outtakes and trailer.

Easy Come, Easy Go
(Paramount - new on DVD)
1967 Elvis Presley film.

Flower Drum Song
(DRG - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Cast recording of 2002 Broadway production.

Fun in Acapulco
(Paramount - new on DVD)
1963 Elvis Presley film.

Girls! Girls! Girls!
(Paramount - new on DVD)
1962 Elvis Presley film.

I Choose Love
(LML Music - new on CD)
Heather MacRae solo CD. Selection of mostly original R&B, jazz, rock and blues songs with a few standards. "I Choose Love," "Maybe There Are Reasons," "All Night Long," "Rio Grande," "Southbound Train," "Up On The Roof," "Find Me A Man," "Autumn Rains," "Only With You," "Hope Floats," "Just Another Blonde In L.A.," "Cactus Flower," "In My Life."

Imitation of Life
(Universal - new on DVD)
Lana Turner, John Gavin 1959 film.

Man of La Mancha
(RCA Victor - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Broadway revival cast recording. Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Ernie Sabella.

The Musicality of Cole Porter
(JAY - new on CD)
New and previous JAY cuts.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style
(Paramount - new on DVD)
1966 Elvis Presley film.

Tap Your Troubles Away
(LML - new on 2 CDs)Actors Fund benefit to Jerry Herman. Recorded live in Los Angeles on November 10, 2001 with star-studded cast including: Carol Channing, Lucie Arnaz, Carole Cook, Wilson Cruz, Tyne Daly, Nancy Dussault, David Engel, Joely Fisher, Jason Graae, Brian Lane Green, Sam Harris, Marilu Henner, Jerry Herman, Dale Kristen, Angela Lansbury, Sharon Lawrence, Andrea Marcovicci, Donna McKechnie, Rod McKuen, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Rita Moreno, Hugh Panaro, Karen Morrow, Valerie Pettiford, Charlotte Rae, Lee Roy Reams, Douglas sills, Leslie Uggams and Jo-Anne Worley.

Tony Perkins
(Collectors' Choice Musicals/Sony Music Custom Marketing - new on CD)
Tony Perkins' mid-'50s Epic album, with bonus tracks of his singles for the label.

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
(Universal - new on DVD)
1995 film with Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo.

-- Sound Advice Staff

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