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Week of August 13, 2019

Anna ChristieAnna Christie
(Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs/on mp3/at iTunes)
Studio recording of score by Edward Thomas (music) and Joseph Masteroff (librettist), based on the play by Eugene O'Neill. Melanie Long, Frank Basile, Jonathan Estabrooks, Joy Hermalyn, and Mike Pirozzi. Premiered at Encompass New Opera Theatre. Julian Wachner conducts the NOVUS NY orchestra. Produced by Thomas Z. Shepard. At BroadwayRecords.com.

EnsembleEnsemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater
(Agate Midway - Hardcover book/Kindle Edition)
By Mark Larson. Explores the early days of the fabled Compass Players and the legendary Second City in the 1950s and '60s; the rise of internationally acclaimed ensembles like Steppenwolf in the '70s; the explosion of storefront and neighborhood companies that began in earnest in the '80s; and the enduring global influence of the city as the center of improv training and performance. Drawing from more than 300 interviews ... Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ed Asner, George Wendt, Michael Shannon, and Tracy Letts co-mingle with stories from designers, composers, and others. 704 pages.

Kyle Taylor Parker Broadway SoulKyle Taylor Parker: Broadway Soul, Vol. 1
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Parker (Kinky Boots, "The Soul Sessions") reimagines Broadway classics with an R&B twist. "Anything Goes," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "I Feel Pretty," "I'm Alive," "No Bad News," "Ol' Man River," "Out Tonight," "Run and Tell That," "Think of Me," "We Are Young." Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Marching SongMarching Song: A Play
(Roman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Play about John Brown, written by Todd School for Boys student Orson Welles with headmaster Ralph Hill. Edited by Hill's grandson, Todd Tarbox. Foreword by Simon Callow. Also includes a biographical sketch of Welles and Hill during their days together at Todd. 200 pages.

MusikMusik
(x2 Recordings Ltd - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Frances Barber solo show as Bille Trix. Produced at 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Songs by Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe (four written for the production). "Mongrel," "Soup," "Run, girl, run," "Ich bin Musik (Radio Edit)," "Friendly fire," "For every moment." Released 8/6/19.

TootsieTootsie OBC
(Decca Broadway/Verve - new on CD)
Score by David Yazbek. Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, John Behlmann, Andy Grotelueschen, Julie Halston, Michael McGrath, and Reg Rogers. Andrea Grody and Dean Sharenow, musical supervisors. "Overture," "Opening Number," "Whaddaya Do," "What's Gonna Happen," "I Won't Let You Down," "I'm Alive," "There Was John," "I Like What She's Doing," "Who Are You," "What's Gonna Happen (Reprise)," "Unstoppable," "Entr'acte," "Jeff Sums It Up," "Gone, Gone, Gone," "Who Are You?," "This Thing," "Whaddaya Do (Reprise)," "The Most Important Night," "Talk To Me Dorothy," "Arrivederci!," "Michael's Reprise." Produced by Dean Sharenow and David Yazbek. Released on mp3 and at iTunes earlier.

UnchainedUnchained Melodies: The Film Themes of Alex North
(Kritzerland - on CD)
Originally released in 1991 by Bay Cities. Remastered here with a bonus track. Covers first seven years of film scores by Alex North, including A Streetcar Named Desire, The Rose Tattoo, The Bad Seed, and more. To be released by the second week in August. At Kritzerland.com.

Waitress LostWhat's Not Inside: The Lost Songs from Waitress
(DMI - new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
Features outtakes and demos recorded by Sara Bareilles for the Broadway musical. "Happy Enough," "Door Number Three ," "Knocked Up You," "Without a Believer," "I Can’t Wait ," "Falling in Love Pie," "She Used to Be Mine."


Week of August 6, 2019

Yiddish FiddlerFiddler on the Roof 2018 cast recording digital
(Time Life Music/Warner music Group - new on mp3/at iTunes)
2018 National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene cast recording of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick score. Performed in Yiddish. The production is moving to Stage 42 in February 2019. Cast includes Jackie Hoffman, Steven Skybell, Jennifer Babiak, Joanne Borts, Avrom, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Fyedke, Ben Liebert, Rosie Jo Neddy, Raquel Nobile, Bruce Sabath, Drew Seigla, Adam B. Shapiro, Jodi Snyder, James Monroe Števko, Lauren Jeanne Thomas, Bobby Underwood and Rachel Zatcoff, Michael Yashinsky, Evan Mayer, Lisa Fishman, Samantha Hahn. Translated by Shraga Friedman. Disc 2 includes cut songs in English from the Broadway out-of-town tryout from 1964 with vocalists including Joel Grey, Richard Kind, Hal Linden, Austin Pendleton, Tom Wopat, Donna McKechnie, Joanna Merlin, and Sheldon Harnick: "We've Never Missed a Sabbath Yet What a Life," "What a Life," "To Marry for Love," "Richest Man in Town," "If I Were a Woman," "As Much as That," "A Butchers Soul," "Letters From America," "Dear Sweet Sewing Machine," "Get Thee Out," "When Messiah Comes," Jackie Hoffman Act 1 Monolog After Traditsye (In Yiddish), Jackie Hoffman Act 2 Monolog After Anatevka (In Yiddish). Album produced by Robert Sher, co-produced by Dan Moses Schreier, and executive produced by David Garfinkle and NYTF CEO Christopher Massimine. Orchestrations by Larry Blank. 2-CD version to be released 8/23/19.

Bernstein DictionaryHistorical Dictionary of Leonard Bernstein
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Paul R. Laird and Hsun Lin. Contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, an extensive bibliography, and more than 700 cross-referenced entries on Bernstein's life and works. 336 pages.

Margaret SullavanMargaret Sullavan: The Life and Career of a Reluctant Star
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By Michael D. Rinella. Biography of film/television/stage (If Love Were All, Stage Door, Voice of the Turtle actress ... her career and details of her personal life, including her marriage to Henry Fonda, her special friendship with James Stewart and her bitter rivalry with Katharine Hepburn. 245 pages.

Pinter Short PlaysThe Short Plays of Harold Pinter
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
Foreword by Antonia Fraser. Contains the complete short plays of Harold Pinter from The Room, first performed in 1960, to Celebration, which premiered in 2000.

Shortland StreetShortland Street - The Musical
(Belleville Limited - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast recording of score by Guy Langford. New Zealand cast. Released 7/26/19.

West Side Story reimaginedWest Side Story Reimagined
(Jazzheads - on 2 CDs/on mp3/at iTunes)
Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band. Nominated Best Latin Jazz Album for the 2019 Grammy Awards. "Intro," "Prologue," "Intro Jet Song," "Jet Song," "Intro America," "America," "Gee, Officer Krupke Intro," "Gee, Officer Krupke," "Tonight," "Gym Scene - Blues / Mambo," "Gym Scene - Cha Cha Cha," "Maria," "Intro Cool," "Cool," "The Rumble / Rumba," "One Hand, One Heart," "Somewhere," "Intro Epilogue / Finale," "Epilogue / Finale," "Outro." (Released in 2018, but never listed.)


Week of July 30, 2019

Aladdin soundtrack songbookAladdin: Songs from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook of songs from new 2019 live action Disney film, with new lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. "Arabian Nights," "Friend like Me," "One Jump Ahead," "One Jump Ahead (Reprise)," "One Jump Ahead (Reprise 2)," "Prince Ali," "Speechless (Full)," "A Whole New World." Plus six pages of full color artwork from the film.

Danielle BrooksDanielle Brooks: Four
(new EP on mp3)
Television and theatre actress Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black, The Color Purple, Much Ado About Nothing debut album of songs she wrote. "Black Woman," "Blessings," "Underwater," "Seasons." Released 7/22/19.

Half TimeHalf Time
(Sony Classical - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast recording of score with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin, and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean (book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin). Haven Burton, Lori Tan Chinn, Georgia Engel, Valton Jackson, Donna McKechnie, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Nancy Ticotin, Lilias White. A Number," "Who Wants to See That?," "Princess," "Follow Me to the Party," "Dorothy/Dottie," "The Prince of Swing/There You Are," "Swagger," "The Waters Rise," "They All Get to See That," "Princess (Reprise)," "¿Como No?," "The Prince of Swing (Reprise)," "Too Old for This," "New Point of View," "Gotta Get Up"; Bonus track: "Time Machine" (Donna McKechnie). Debuted at Paper Mill Playhouse in 2018. Produced by Scott M. Riesett.

Pose"Pose" songs
(20th Century Fox TV - digital on mp3/at iTunes)
Songs performed by the season two cast of the FX television show "Pose": "Sooner or Later" (featuring Dominique Jackson), "I'm Still Here" (Patti LuPone), "Sometimes It Snows in April" (Sandra Bernhard, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside, Hailie Sahar), "The Man That Got Away" (Billy Porter), "Love's in Need of Love Today" (MJ Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside, Hailie Sahar, Sandra Bernhard and Dominique Jackson). Released 7/23/19.

Ramin KarimlooRamin Karimloo: From Now On
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Ramin Karimloo's second solo album. "From Now On," "Moving Too Fast," "You'll Be Back," "Waving Through a Window," "It All Fades Away," "What You Own," "Let It Go," "Mary Jane," "Anthem," "I Will Always Love You," "Wicked Little Town," "Is This the World We Created."

The Wrong ManThe Wrong Man
(Interscope - new on CD)
Concept album for new show score by Ross Golan, opening at MCC Theatre in September 2019. Produced by Ricky Reed, mixed by Grammy nominee Neal Avron. Features Dr. Dre's rhythm section, Mike Elizondo, Trevor Lawrence, Johan Carlsson, and Nate Mercereau. Digital version released 7/23/19 on mp3 and at iTunes; Vinyl version to be released 9/20/19.


Week of July 23, 2019

The Art and Making of The Lion KingThe Art and Making of The Lion King
(Disney Editions - Hardcover Book)
By Michael Goldman. Foreword by Thomas Schumacher, Afterword by Jon Favreau. Concept art, behind-the-scenes photography, and interviews with the 2019 The Lion King film cast and crew. 224 pages.

Be More Chill Bway Tie-inBe More Chill (Broadway Tie-In)
(Disney-Hyperion - Paperback Book)
By Ned Vizzini. Reprint of 2004 novel, which was adapted into a musical by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz. Includes photos from the Broadway production. 320 pages.

Hadestown OBCHadestown OBC digital
(on mp3/at iTunes)
Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada, Amber Gray, Patrick Page, Andre De Shields, Jewelle Blackman, Kay Trinidad, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer. Complete digital album after slow roll-out. "Road to Hell," "Any Way the Wind Blows," "Come Home with Me," "Wedding Song," "Epic I," "Livin' it Up on Top," "All I've Ever Known ("In spite of herself...") [Intro]," "All I've Ever Known," "Way Down Hadestown," "A Gathering Storm," "Epic II," "Chant," "Hey, Little Songbird," "When the Chips are Down ("Songbird vs. rattlesnake...") [Intro]," "When the Chips are Down," "Gone, I'm Gone," "Wait for Me ("Hey, the big artiste...") [Intro]," "Wait for Me," "Why We Build the Wall," "Why We Build the Wall ("Behind closed doors...") [Outro]," "Our Lady of the Underground," "Way Down Hadestown (Reprise)," "Flowers," "Come Home with Me (Reprise)," "Papers (Intro)," "Papers (Instrumental)," "Nothing Changes," "If it's True," "How Long?," "Chant (Reprise)," "Epic III," "Epic III (Intro) [Instrumental]," "Promises," "Word to the Wise," "His Kiss, the Riot," "Wait for Me ("If you wanna walk out of hell...") [Intro] [Reprise]," "Wait for Me (Reprise)," "Doubt Comes In," "Road to Hell (Reprise)," "We Raise our Cups." Double CD to be released later.

Jonathan Larson ProjectThe Jonathan Larson Project
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Based on show presented at Feinstein's/54 Below, which was directed and conceived by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, an evening of Jonathan Larson's unheard work, featuring songs from never-produced shows like 1984 and Superbia; songs that were cut from Rent and tick tick BOOM; songs written for theatrical revues and songs written for the radio; songs about politics and love and New York City; songs never before publicly performed or recorded. Nick Blaemire, Lauren Marcus, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, and George Salazar. "Greene Street," "One of These Days," "Break Out the Booze," "Out of My Dreams," "Valentine's Day," "White Male World," "Riff/Poetry," "La Di Da Rap," "Iron Mike," "Find the Key," "Hosing the Furniture," "Pura Vida," "The Truth Is a Lie," "Rhapsody," "SOS," "Love Heals," "Piano." Five-piece band including musical director Natalie Tenenbaum, Charlie Rosen, Cody Owen Stine, Megan Talay, and Marques Walls. Music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Charlie Rosen. Danielle Gimbal, copyist. Produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Charlie Rosen, and Kurt Deutsch. Limited edition with 40-page booklet. Digital version released April 5 on mp3/at iTunes.

Lost Broadway 1956-1957Lost Broadway 1956-1957: Broadway's Forgotten & Obscure Musicals
(Stage Door Records - new import double CD)
56 tracks including over 25 recordings that appear on CD for the very first time. One disc of original Broadway cast recordings and a companion disc of "Covers and Rarities," showcasing pop covers and other rare recordings from the Broadway musicals of 1956 and 1957. Included are items from Shangri-La, Copper and Brass, Shinbone Alley, Rumple, Happy Hunting, Mr. Wonderful, New Faces Of 1956, Candide, Jamaica, New Girl In Town and the play with music Time Remembered. Performers include Ethel Merman, Sammy Davis, Jr., Chita Rivera, Maggie Smith, Eartha Kitt, Lena Horne, Gwen Verdon, Maurice Chevalier, Buddy Grecco, Margaret Whiting, Tony Martin, Eddie Fisher and more. Informative 12-page booklet.

BarnettOn Stage at the Ballet: My Life As Dancer and Artistic Director
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
by Robert J. Barnett and Cynthia Crain. Biography of Robert Barnett, who danced in the first generation of the New York City Ballet. Principal dancer and associate artistic director of the Atlanta Ballet, where he remains active today. 200 pages.

Co-opOriginal Cast Album: Co-Op
(Lakeshore Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original Documentary Now! "Original Cast Album: Co-op" cast. Spinoff of 1970 D.A. Pennebaker Original Cast Album: Company documentary. Songs by Eli Bolin, John Mulaney, and Seth Meyers. Singing cast includes Richard Kind, Alex Brightman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell. "Co-Op," "Christmas Tips," "Holiday Party (I Did a Little Cocaine Tonight)," "My Home Court," "I Gotta Go," "Going Up."

RoxieRyoko Yonekura: "Roxie"
(Masterworks Broadway - new digital song on mp3/at iTunes)
Newly recorded single from Japanese superstar, who has appeared in Chicago on Broadway.


Week of July 16, 2019

Be More ChillBe More Chill OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on 2 CDs)
Score by Joe Iconis. Will Roland, George Salazar, Stephanie Hsu, Gerard Canonico, Katlyn Carlson, Tiffany Mann, Lauren Marcus, Britton Smith, Jason SweetTooth Williams, and Jason Tam. "Jeremy's Theme (Instrumental)," "More Than Survive," "I Love Play Rehearsal," "More Than Survive (Reprise)," "The Squip Song," "Two-Player Game," "The Squip Enters," "Be More Chill, Pt. 1," "Do You Wanna Ride?," "Be More Chill, Pt. 2," "Sync Up," "A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into," "The Squip Talks (Instrumental)," "Upgrade," "Loser Geek Whatever," "Halloween," "Do You Wanna Hang?," "Michael in the Bathroom," "A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into (Reprise)," "The Smartphone Hour (Rich Set a Fire)," "The Pants Song," "The Pitiful Children," "The Play," "Voices in My Head." Produced by Kurt Deutsch, Joe Iconis, and Charlie Rosen, and co-produced by Ian Kagey and Emily Marshall. Previously released digitally new digital album on mp3 and at iTunes

F**K BoysFuckboys the Musical
(Generation Productions - new on CD)
Score by Savannah Pedersen for show that has appeared in various fringe festivals. Justin Cortes, Kendall Leamy, Brandon Munoz-Dominguez, Savannah Pedersen, Beth Ann Stripling, Nicole Visco. "Karaoke Night," "My Time," "Ode to the Fuckboy," "Transition 1," "The Sun," "Rollin'," "The Bartender Song," "Transition 2," "Shot of Whiskey," "Brad's Lament," "Responsibility," "Responsibility (Reprise)," "Transition 3," "The Sun (Reprise)," "We're Fine (Finale)." Bonus tracks: "The Sun" (Maeghin Mueller), "The Bartender Song" (Alexander Mrazek), "The Sun (Reprise)" (Alexander Mrazek & Maeghin Mueller), "Brad's Lament" (Hayley VerValin). Released 6/28/19. At Amazon UK.

Hamilton Calendar 2020Hamilton 2020 Wall Calendar
(Universe Publishing - wall calendar)
Includes photos of the original cast by Josh Lehrer, lyrics, and important dates. 24 pages.

Kjersti LongKjersti Long: Stronger Than You Think I Am
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Rock prodigy Kjersti Long's debut album. Includes songs with her original lyrics, covers of rock songs, plus mash-up of "Leave" and "Falling Slowly" from Once. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

The Lion King soundtrack 2019The Lion King Soundtrack
(Walt Disney Records - new on CD)
2019 soundtrack. Original songs (and new song "Never Too Late") by Elton John and Tim Rice; new song "Spirit" by Beyoncé, musical score by Hans Zimmer; African vocal and choir arrangements by Lebo M, Beyoncé, Billy Eichner, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Elton John, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Lebo M, JD McCrary, Lindiwe Mkhize, John Oliver, Seth Rogen. "Circle of Life/Nants' Ingonyama," "Life's Not Fair," "Rafiki's Fireflies," "I Just Can't Wait to Be King)," "Elephant Graveyard," "Be Prepared," "Stampede," "Scar Takes the Throne," "Hakuna Matata," "Simba Is Alive!," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," "Reflections of Mufasa," "Spirit," "Battle for Pride Rock," "Remember," "Never Too Late," "He Lives in You," "Mbube." Orchestrator Bruce Fowler, conductor Nick Glennie-Smith, arranger Mark Mancina. Released on mp3 and at iTunes 7/11/19.

MaryJo MundyMaryJo Mundy: The Fourteenth Confession, Songs of Laura Nyro
(Blujazz Productions - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Live album. MaryJo Mundy with Ross Kalling on piano, Tony Mandracchia on guitar, Jonathan Richards on bass, John Gannon on cajón drum. Backup vocals by Alexis Fae Gach and Andrea Ross Greene. "Eli's Comin'," "Wedding Bell Blues," "The Confession / Hi-Heel Sneakers," "I Never Meant to Hurt You," "Money," "I Met Him on a Sunday / It's Gonna Take a Miracle," "Sweet Blindness," "You Don't Love Me When I Cry," "Sexy Mama," "Stoned Soul Picnic / And When I Die," "Serious Playground." Bonus track: "The Cat Song." Arrangements by Ross Kalling and MaryJo Mundy. Produced by Hillary Rollins. Released 6/14/19.

Hedwig Fourth WallMitchell and Trask's Hedwig and the Angry Inch (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Caridad Svich. Examination of the musical through the lenses of visual and vocal rock 'n' roll performance, the history of the American musical, and its positioning within LGBTIQ-plus theatre. 88 pages.

On Broadway Calendar 2020On Broadway 2020 Calendar
(Time Factory - Wall Calendar)
12"" x 12"" calendar includes Playbill cover artwork and monthly calendar grids, plus a bonus four-month view of January 2021 - April 2021. Printed on premium gloss paper.

Queen of the Mist LondonQueen of the Mist OLC
(Pint of Wine Theatre Company - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Off-West End cast recording of Michael John LaChiusa score. Trudi Camilleri, Will Arundell, Emily Juler, Emma Ralston, Tom Blackmore, Conor McFarlane, and Andrew Carter. "Act One Opening (The Oaken Barrel)," "There is Greatness in Me," "Letter to Jane / The Tiger," "Charity," "There is Greatness in Me (Reprise)," "Glorious Devil," "The Barrel / Cradle or Coffin," "Types Like You," "Do The Pan!," "Floating Cloud," "Laugh at the Tiger," "On The Other Side," "Act One Finale," "The Quintessential Hero," "Million Dolla' Momma," "Expectations," "Bookings (Part One)," "Break Down the Door," "The Green," "Bookings (Part Two)," "Postcards," "The Fall / Act Two Finale." Released 7/15/19.

Vivino Sisters DNAThe Vivino Sisters: DNA
(VivTone - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Donna (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Wicked), Natalia and Antonia Vivino. "Castle on a Cloud," "Goody Goody," "Who We Are," "The Schuyler Sisters," "Three Days," "I Want to Be Happy," "I Can't Get You out of My Mind," "Be Cool," "Live to Tell," "Almost There," "Miracles." Released 6/1/19.


Week of July 9, 2019

CleopatraCleopatra The Musical Experience
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3)
World premiere recording of score with music by Jeff Daye and lyrics by Laura Kleinbaum and Jeff Daye. Nya, Dusty Ray Bottoms, Christian Brailsford, Sydney Parra, Corbin Payne, Yuriko Miyake, Cody Mowrey, Alexia Sielo, Timothy Wilson and Audrey Rose Young. "Surrender," "Heaven on Earth," "He's Home," "Exceptional," "Torture," "I Can't Breathe," "Burning Up," "On Top," "Checkmate," "Stranger," "Who You Were Tonight." Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Kafka's MetamorphosisKafka's Metamorphosis
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3)
World premiere recording of score by Matt Chiorini and additional music and lyrics by Travis Newton. Jack Rento, Morgan Smith, Carleena Manzi and Matt Chiorini. "A Boy Named K," "Samsa Mornings," "Fuckety-Fuck," "How Do You Like Me Now?," "Gregor and the Girl in the Fur," "Babel," "We Are the Samsa Family!," "Two Reprises," "Almost Complete," "Dearest Father," "The Door That Must Stay Locked," "We'll Smile Again."Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

MaryJo MundyMaryJo Mundy: The Fourteenth Confession, Songs of Laura Nyro
(Blujazz Productions - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Live album. MaryJo Mundy with Ross Kalling on piano, Tony Mandracchia on guitar, Jonathan Richards on bass, John Gannon on cajón drum. Backup vocals by Alexis Fae Gach and Andrea Ross Greene. "Eli's Comin'," "Wedding Bell Blues," "The Confession / Hi-Heel Sneakers," "I Never Meant to Hurt You," "Money," "I Met Him on a Sunday / It's Gonna Take a Miracle," "Sweet Blindness," "You Don't Love Me When I Cry," "Sexy Mama," "Stoned Soul Picnic / And When I Die," "Serious Playground." Bonus track: "The Cat Song." Arrangements by Ross Kalling and MaryJo Mundy. Produced by Hillary Rollins. Released 6/14/19.

Hedwig Fourth WallMitchell and Trask's Hedwig and the Angry Inch (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Caridad Svich. Examination of the musical through the lenses of visual and vocal rock 'n' roll performance, the history of the American musical, and its positioning within LGBTIQ-plus theatre. 88 pages.

Vivino Sisters DNAThe Vivino Sisters: DNA
(VivTone - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Donna (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Wicked), Natalia and Antonia Vivino. "Castle on a Cloud," "Goody Goody," "Who We Are," "The Schuyler Sisters," "Three Days," "I Want to Be Happy," "I Can't Get You out of My Mind," "Be Cool," "Live to Tell," "Almost There," "Miracles." Released 6/1/19.


Week of July 2, 2019

Rodgers and Hart IIIBen Bagley's Rodgers And Hart Revisited Volume III
(Kritzerland Records - on CD)
Remastered album. Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Nancy Andrews, Blossom Dearie, Johnny Desmond, Estelle Parsons, Anthony Perkins, Lynn Redgrave, and Arthur Siegel. Musical arrangements and musical direction by Dennis Deal. Bonus: an almost thirty-minute interview with Richard Rodgers, talking with Tony Thomas.

The Fantsticks in JazzThe Fantasticks in Jazz
(Kritzerland Records - on CD)
Re-release of 2001 album. Harvey Schmidt / Tom Jones score. Pianist Terry Trotter, bass player Tom Warrington, and drummer Joe LaBarbera, with guests Maureen McGovern and Harvey Schmidt. "Much More," "Round & Round," "I Can See It," "Moonlight #2," "Soon It's Gonna Rain" (Harvey Schmidt), "Metaphor," "Never Say No," "Soon It's Gonna Rain" (Maureen McGovern), "Beyond That Road," "They Were You," "Try To Remember"; Bonus Track: "A Perfect Time To Be In Love" (written for the Robert Goulet tour). Limited edition of 500 copies. To ship by first week of July from Kritzerland.com.

Hamilton Day-to-Day calendar 2020Hamilton 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
(Universe Publishing - day calendar)
Includes lyrics, historical dates, and Alexander Hamilton's speeches and writings. 320 pages.

Kyle Taylor Parker I Feel PrettyKyle Taylor Parker: I Feel Pretty
(Broadway Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New single from Kyle Taylor Parker's (Kinky Boots, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Smokey Joe's Cafe Off-Broadway, and Jesus Christ Superstar Live!) upcoming debut album Broadway Soul Vol. 1. Released 6/27/19. Album to be released in August.

Liverpool's Royal CourtLiverpool's Royal Court Theatre: A Brave Venture
(Liverpool Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Ros Merkin. There has been a theater on this site for nearly two hundred years. The Royal Court has become a popular, people's theatre. Over the years, it has hosted its share of world-class actors including the debut stage appearances of both Judi Dench and Richard Burton. Wonderfully illustrated, this fascinating book is the first to tell the story of the oldest surviving theatre in the city. The 1938 prospectus declared it to be "a brave venture" and courage has characterised its history. The book challenges perceptions of the Royal Court, celebrating and commemorating an institution that has endured, flourished and re-shaped itself, on its own terms. 300 pages.

Musical Theatre Screen AdaptationsThe Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition (released 6/14/19))
Dominic McHugh, editor. Traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood studios in the 1930s exploited the publication of sheet music as part of their income. Numerous chapters examine specific screen adaptations in depth, including screen favorites, lesser-known titles, and problematic adaptations. 720 pages. [Appears to be available ahead of the official release date.]

SixSix: The Musical
(6 Music Ltd. - new import CD)
Studio recording of score by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. Premiered at 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Currently playing at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Aimie Atkinson, Izuka Hoyle, Genesis Lynea, Renée Lamb, Christina Modestou, Natalie Paris. "Ex-Wives," "No Wayfeat," "Don't Lose Ur Head," "Heart of Stone," "Haus of Holbein," "Get Down," "All You Wanna Do," "I Don't Need Your Love," "Six." Previously released on mp3 and at iTunesAlso available at Amazon UK.


Week of June 25, 2019

Alice by HeartAlice by Heart
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
MCC cast. Score by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. Molly Gordon, Colton Ryan, Kim Blanck, Mia DiLena, Zachary Downer, Noah Galvin, Zachary Infante, Andrew Kober, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe , Catherine Ricafort, Heath Saunders, and Wesley Taylor. "West of Words," "Down the Hole," "Still," "Chillin' the Regrets," "The Key Is," "Those Long Eyes," "Manage Your Flamingo," " Sick to Death of Alice-ness," "Brillig Braelig," "Some Things Fall Away," "Your Shell of Grief," "Another Room in Your Head," "Isn't It A Trial?," "Do You Think We Think You're Alice?," "I've Shrunk Enough," "Afternoon," "Winter Blooms." Produced by Duncan Sheik and Kurt Deutsch, with Craig Balsam and Cody Lassen executive producers. Recorded March 24-25. Also at GhostlightRecords.com.

HedwigHedwig and the Angry Inch: The Criterion Collection
(Criterion Collection - new Blu-ray/DVD)
2001 film based on the stage musical written by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask. Directed by and starring Mitchell, with Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt, and Miriam Shor. Special features: new 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Cameron Mitchell and cinematographer Frank DeMarco, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray; audio commentary from 2001 featuring Mitchell and DeMarco; new conversation between members of the cast and crew, including Mitchell, DeMarco, composer and lyricist Stephen Trask, hairstylist and makeup artist Michael Potter, animator Emily Hubley, actor Miriam Shor, and visual consultant Miguel Villalobos; Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig (2003), an eighty-five-minute documentary tracing the development of the project from its beginnings in a New York club to its theatrical premiere at the Sundance Film Festival; new conversation between Trask and rock critic David Fricke about the film's soundtrack; From the Archives, a new program exploring Hedwig's production and legacy through its memorabilia; deleted scenes with commentary by Mitchell and DeMarco; trailer; essay by Stephanie Zacharek; for the Blu-ray edition: production photos by Potter and costume designer Arianne Phillips, illustrations by Hubley, and excerpts from two of the films inspirations, Plato's Symposium and The Gospel of Thomas.

Kyle Taylor Parker I Feel PrettyKyle Taylor Parker: I Feel Pretty
(Broadway Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New single from Kyle Taylor Parker's (Kinky Boots, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Smokey Joe's Cafe Off-Broadway, and Jesus Christ Superstar Live!) upcoming debut album Broadway Soul Vol. 1. Released 6/27/19. Album to be released in August.

MormonsMormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America (Music in American Life)
(Univ of Illinois Press - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
By Jake Johnson. Merges the study of belonging in America with scholarship on voice and popular music to explore the surprising yet profound link between two quintessentially American institutions. The author sees Mormons using musical theater as a medium for theology of voice—a religious practice that suggests how vicariously voicing another person can bring one closer to godliness. At the same time, musical theater became a unique expressive tool of Mormon culture. 224 pages. [Appears to be available ahead of publishing date.]

NeurosisNeurosis
(JAY Records - new on CD/at iTunes)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of Ben Green/Greg Edwards score for the show (book by Allan Rice) that played the DR2 Theatre in 2018. Jennifer Blood, Joel Blum, Brennan Caldwell, Susan J. Jacks, Lacretta, Ian Michael Stuart, Morgan Weed, Kevin Zak.

Neurosis librettoNeurosis: A Musical That Gets In Your Head
(Steel Springs - Paperback Book)
Libretto for musical written by Allan Rice, Ben Green, and Greg Edwards. Played DR2 Theatre in 2018. 100 pages.

Oklahoma! 2019Oklahoma! digital
(Decca Broadway/Verve - on mp3/at iTunes)
2019 Broadway revival cast recording. Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein score. Rebecca Naomi Jones, Damon Daunno, Patrick Vaill, Mary Testa, Ali Stroker, James Davis, Will Brill, Mallory Portnoy, Mitch Tebo, Anthony Cason, and Will Mann. Produced by Dean Sharenow and Daniel Kluger. "Opening – Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’," "Laurey's Entrance," "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top," "Kansas City," "I Cain’t Say No," "Many A New Day," "It’s A Scandal! It’s A Outrage!," "People Will Say We're In Love," "Poor Jud Is Daid," "Lonely Room," "Out Of My Dreams," "Dream Ballet," "The Farmer And The Cowman," "All Er Nuthin'," "People Will Say We're In Love (Reprise)," "Oklahoma!." CD format to be released 8/9/19.

Rutherford and SonRutherford and Son
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Githa Sowerby, first produced in 1912. Published to coincide with 2019 National Theatre production. (Produced at Mint Theatre in 2001 and 2012.) 112 pages. Released 6/6/19

Sara Zahn Leonard BernsteinSara Zahn: Both Sides of Bernstein
(Harbinger Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Songwriter/performer Sara Zahn (Witch Craft: The Songs of Carolyn Leigh) tribute to Leonard Bernstein. "Cool," "My New Friend," "New York Medley: "New York, New York/Christopher Street/Conquering the City/Lonely Town," House Medley: "My House/Little White House/Take Care of this House," "I Can Cook, Too," Something's Coming," "Spring Will Come Again," "the Story of My Life," "Rosalind Russell Story," "One Hundred Easy Ways," "Ain't Got No Tears Left," "I Feel Pretty," "We Are Women," "Love Medley: "Ringaroundarosy/A Little Bit In Love/My Love/Another Love/It's Love/Lud's Wedding," "So Pretty," "I Love this Land," "Wrong Note Rag," "Garden Medley: There Is a Garden/Make Our Garden Grow," "Bows," "Some Other Time." Special pre-sale offer from Harbinger: Purchase through Amazon by June 28th; Send an email with your Amazon Order Confirmation Number as proof of purchase and your current mailing address to info@musicaltheaterproject.org; They will send you Sara Zahn's previously release, Witch Craft: The Songs of Carolyn Leigh.

Adrian MoleThe Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 OLC
(Masterworks Broadway - new import album on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Musical based on the young-adult novel by Sue Townsend. Book and lyrics by Jake Brunger and music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary. Debuted at the Curve in Leicester, England, in March 2015. Dean Chisnall, Connor Davies, John Hopkins, Barry James , Benjamin Lewis, Kelly Price, Max Robson, Gay Soper, Lara Wollington. "Another Year," "Look at that Girl," "Intellectual Boy," "Begging You for More," "Barry's Threat," "Perfect Mother," "Misunderstood," "My Lost Love," "Take a Stand," "Royal Wedding," "How Could You?," "Now That I'm With You," "New Best Friend," "Bert's Advice," "If You'd Lived," "I Miss Our Life," "The Nativity," "Finale."


Week of June 18, 2019

AcademyAcademy the Musical
(new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
Three songs from score by John Mercurio for Academy, seen at 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Performed by John Mercurio, Matthew Farcher, Ryan Farnsworth and Alex Wyse. "My Father," "Fearless," "It Starts." Released 5/5/19.

The Cher ShowThe Cher Show OBC vinyl
(Warner Bros. Records - new vinyl LP)
Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Micaela Diamond, Jarrod Spector, Michael Berresse, Michael Campayno, Matthew Hydzik, Emily Skinner. Disc 1: "If I Could Turn Back Time," "Half-Breed," "The Shoop Shoop Song," "I Got You Babe," "When the Money's Gone / All or Nothing," "Living in a House Divided," "Bang Bang," "Believe," "Song for the Lonely." Disc 2: "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves," "Just Like Jesse James," "Dark Lady," "Strong Enough," "The Way of Love," "I Found Someone," "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," "Finale." Previously released digitally on mp3 and at iTunes and on CD

Hay MarketHaymarket: A New Folk Musical
(Underscore Theatre Company - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original Chicago cast recording of score by David Kornfeld and Alex Higgin-Houser. Proceeds from the sale of this album benefit Underscore Theatre Company, a 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre company, the Chicago region's only company dedicated to developing, showcasing, and producing new musicals. Released 5/1/19.

Harry Potter vinylThe Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (In Four Contemporary Suites) vinyl
(Masterworks Broadway - new 2-LP set)
Written, composed, performed and recorded by Grammy and Ivor Novello Award-winner Imogen Heap, and presented as four contemporary musical suites, each showcasing one of the play's theatrical acts. 180-gram vinyl within a gatefold jacket featuring gold foil artwork and embossed lettering. Also included is an 8-page, large-format booklet containing production shots and commentary from Imogen Heap and key members of the production's creative team. 78 minutes. Previously released on CD.

Tom Andersen Now and ThenTom Andersen: Now and Then
(Other Music, Inc. - digital album on mp3/at Tunes)
Fourth album by award winning New York cabaret and recording artist Tom Andersen. "Blue Skies," "Always," "The Journey Home (From "Bombay Dreams")," "Dites Moi / Bali Hai," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "There but for You Go I," "Where or When," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "I Won't Send Roses," "If," "Wonderful! Wonderful!," "Witchcraft," "Time After Time," "No Way to Stop It," "My Prayer," "Storybook" (2019 Version). Released 4/26/19.


Week of June 11, 2019

2019 Tony Awards Season2019 Tony Award Season
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Annual compilation album of songs from Broadway shows of the 2018-2019 season. Each musical, including the 2019 Tony-nominated musicals, have been invited to contribute a song. We Got the Beat" (Head Over Heels), "Gettin' The Band Back Together" (Gettin' The Band Back Together), "Say My Name" (Beetlejuice), "A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into" (Be More Chill), "The Way You Do The Things You Do" (Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations), "Too Darn Hot" (Kiss Me, Kate), "Gone, Gone, Gone" (Tootsie), "If I Could Turn Back Time" (The Cher Show), "I Can't Go Back" (Pretty Woman: The Musical), "Wait For Me" (Hadestown), "Unruly Heart" (The Prom), "Oklahoma!" (Oklahoma!), "Last of Our Kind" (King Kong); Bonus Track: "Goodbye, My Love/Back To Before" (performed by Marin Mazzie, live). A portion of the proceeds from the album will go to the American Theatre Wing and Broadway League's arts educations initiatives. Cover art features a specially commissioned Tony season illustration by Justin "Squigs" Robertson. Packaging includes an essay by noted musical theatre historian Mark A. Robinson as well as details about each show. Albums from 2017-2018 season and 2016-2017 season still available. At BroadwayRecords.com.

Ain't Too ProudAin't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations vinyl
(Ume - new on 2-LP vinyl album)
Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope, and Ephraim Sykes with Saint Aubyn, Shawn Bowers, E. Clayton Cornelious, Taylor Symone Jackson, Jahi Kearse, Jarvis B. Manning Jr., Joshua Morgan, Rashidra Scott, Nasia Thomas, Christian Thompson, Candice Marie Woods, Esther Antoine, Marcus Paul James, Jelani Remy, and Curtis Wiley. "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "Run Away Child, Running Wild," "Gloria," "In the Still of the Night / Speedo," "Shout," "I Want A Love I Can See," "My Girl," "Get Ready," "Supremes Medley: You Can't Hurry Love / Come See About Me / Baby Love," "Since I Lost My Baby," "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," "Don't Look Back / You're My Everything," "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You," "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "(I Know) I'm Losing You," "I Wish It Would Rain," "I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)," "I Can't Get Next To You," "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me," "War," "Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)," "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)," "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)," "For Once In My Life," "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" (Pt. 1), "Cloud Nine," "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" (Pt. 2), "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted," "I Can't Get Next To You" (Finale). Arrangements by Kenny Seymour. Released 6/7/19. Previously released new on CD/on mp3 and at iTunes

The Flower WhispererThe Flower Whisperer
(powerHouse Books - Hardcover Book)
By Joel Grey. Introduction by Jennifer Grey. A "... personal testament to the sensual and mysterious sexual universe of flowers." 120 pages.

Famous Father GirlFamous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein - paperback
(Harper - Paperback Book)
Memoir by Jamie Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein's oldest daughter. "Bernstein's jaw-dropping honesty and humor gives us the best example of the 'growing up famous' genre since Brooke Hayward's classic Haywire" (John Guare). Jamie Bernstein narrates the audio versions. 400 pages. Released previously in hardcover, Kindle, Audiobook on CD, and Audible Editions.

Kathleen TurnerKathleen Turner on Acting: Conversations about Film, Television, and Theater audiobook
(Skyhorse Publishing - Audiobook on CD)
By Kathleen Turner and Dustin Morrow. "With her iconic wit on full display, Turner dazzles readers with her shrewd insights on the craft of acting and charming anecdotes from her own storied career. Touching on each of her roles, she expounds on the lessons she's learned and describes her journey of discovery in the world of acting."400 pages. Readers: Kathleen Turner and Dustin Morrow. Previously released in hardcover and Kindle formats.

Laura Benanti My Fair LadyLaura Benanti: Songs from My Fair Lady
(Broadway Records - new CD/digital)
Laura Benanti sings "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Just You Wait," and "Show Me," from the Lerner & Loewe score. Produced by David Lai and Ted Sperling. Released 6/7/19 on mp3 and at iTunes. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

The Man in the CeilingThe Man in the Ceiling
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
World premiere recording of Andrew Lippa score. Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel, Grady Miranda, John-Michael Lyles, Ashley Park, and Andrew Lippa. 36-page booklet with full lyrics, original illustrations from Jules Feiffer, a synopsis from Andrew Lippa, and a note from director Jeffrey Seller. "Doin' Fine," "Almost There," "Jimmy," "Hands," "Disappear," "Draw Me," "Maybe He Likes Me," "Where Is My Love Song," "Kidding Around," "Like Your Son," "I Do What I Do," "You Are the Friend," "To the Gods," "Mr. Floperoo," "Draw Your Own Conclusion," "Being Grown-Up" (Bonus Track). Produced by Will Van Dyke and Andrew Lippa, with Andrew Lippa and Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producers. The musical opened at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY in 2017. Released digitally new digital album on mp3 and at iTunes on 4/19/19. Also at GhostlightRecords.com.

Swng TimeSwing Time: The Criterion Collection
(Criterion Collection - new Blu-ray/DVD)
1936 musical film directed by George Stevens. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Songs by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern. Special features: new 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray; audio commentary from 1986 featuring John Mueller, author of "Astaire Dancing: The Musical Films"; archival interviews with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and choreographer Hermes Pan; new interview with George Stevens Jr.; In Full Swing, a new program on the film's choreography and soundtrack featuring jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, dance critic Brian Seibert, and Dorothy Fields biographer Deborah Grace Winer; new interview with film scholar Mia Mask on the "Bojangles of Harlem" number; essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith.


Week of June 4, 2019

An Act of godAn Act of God
(Audible Studios - new audiobook)
David Javerbaum's play, presented by Sean Hayes, Cheyenne Jackson, Colman Domingo.

BeetlejuiceBeetlejuice OBC digital
(Ghostlight/Warner Bros. - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Eddie Perfect. Music Supervision, orchestrations, and incidental music By Kris Kukul. Cast includes Alex Brightman, Sophia Anne Caruso, Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Kritzer, Jill Abramovitz, Kelvin Moon Loh, Danny Rutigliano, and Dana Steingold. Album produced by Matt Stine, Alex Timbers, Eddie Perfect, and Kurt Deutsch. "Prologue: Invisible," "The Whole 'Being Dead' Thing," "Ready Set, Not Yet," "The Whole 'Being Dead' Thing, Pt. 2," "Dead Mom," "Fright of Their Lives," "Ready Set (Reprise)," "No Reason," "Invisible (Reprise) / On the Roof," "Say My Name," "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) [Act 1 Finale]," "Girl Scout," "That Beautiful Sound," "Barbara 2.0," "What I Know Now," "Home," "Creepy Old Guy," "Jump in the Line." Recording dates May 5, 6 and 13, 2019. At GhostlightRecords.com.

Come from AwayCome from Away vinyl
(Concord - new vinyl LP)
Score by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, Sharon Wheatley.

FolliesFollies National Theatre cast
(Arts Music/Warner Classics/National Theatre - new import CD)
2017 National Theatre cast album. Stephen Sondheim score. Cast includes Imelda Staunton, Philip Quast, Janie Dee, Peter Forbes, and Tracie Bennett. "Prologue," "Beautiful Girls," "Don't Look at Me," "Waiting for the Girls Upstairs," "Rain on the Roof / Ah, Paris! / Broadway Baby (Medley)," "The Road You Didn't Take," "In Buddy's Eyes," "Who's That Woman?," "I'm Still Here," "Too Many Mornings," "The Right Girl," "One More Kiss," "Could I Leave You," "Loveland," "You're Gonna Love Tomorrow / Love Will See Us Through (Medley)," "Buddy's Blues," "Losing My Mind," "The Story of Lucy and Jessie," "Live, Laugh, Love," "End of Show." Recorded in January 2018. U.S. release status unknown. Released on mp3 and at iTunes 1/18/19. Expected to ship May 27 from Amazon UK (marked as "item does not ship to the United States).

Hadestown OBCHadestown OBC digital rollout
(new digital tracks)
Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada, Amber Gray, Patrick Page, Andre De Shields, Jewelle Blackman, Kay Trinidad, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer. Now available: "Way Down Hadestown," "Wait for Me ("Hey, the big artiste...") [Intro]," "Wait for Me," "Our Lady of the Underground." June 7: "Livin' It Up On Top," "Hey, Little Songbird," "When the Chips Are Down ("Songbird vs. rattlesnake…”) [Intro]," "When the Chips Are Down," "Gone, I'm Gone," "Why We Build the Wall," "Why We Build the Wall ("Behind closed doors…”) [Outro]," "Flowers," "Road to Hell (Reprise)"; June 28: Songs for characters Hades and Persephone; July 12: songs for Hermes, the Fates, and the Workers Chorus; July 26: songs for Orpheus and Eurydice.Full digital album with 40 tracks to be released July 26. Double CD to be released later.

Kiss Me, KateKiss Me, Kate digital
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
2019 Broadway revival cast recording of Cole Porter score. Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase and Corbin Bleu, with Darius Barnes, Preston Truman Boyd, Will Burton, Derrick Cobey, Jesmille Darbouze, Rick Faugno , Haley Fish, Tanya Haglund, Erica Mansfield, Marissa McGowan, Sarah Meahl, Justin Prescott, Christine Cornish Smith, Sherisse Springer, Sam Strasfeld, and Travis Waldschmidt. Orchestrations by Larry Hochman. Music direction by Paul Gemignani. Album produced by Kurt Deutsch and Lawrence Manchester. "Another Op'nin', Another Show," "Why Can't You Behave," "Wunderbar," "So in Love," "We Open in Venice," "Tom, Dick, or Harry," "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua," "I Hate Men," "Were Thine That Special Face," "Kiss Me, Kate (Act 1 Finale)," "Too Darn Hot," "Where Is the Life That Late I Led," "Always True to You in My Fashion," "Bianca," "So in Love (Reprise)," "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," "I Am Ashamed That People Are So Simple," "Kiss Me, Kate (Reprise)." Recording date: Monday, April 22. At GhostlightRecords.com. Album produced by Kurt Deutsch and Lawrence Manchester. CD release expected later this year.

Lost Broadway 1961Lost Broadway 1961: Broadway's Forgotten & Obscure Musicals
(Stage Door Records - new import on 2 CDs)
First in new series of albums that will focus on celebrating Broadway's forgotten and obscure musicals. Deluxe 2-CD set. 'Lost Broadway 1961' features over 55 tracks including over 20 tracks appearing on CD for the first time. Includes a complete disc of original Broadway cast recordings and a companion disc of "Covers and Rarities," showcasing pop covers and other rare recordings from the Broadway musicals of 1961. Featured musicals are 13 Daughters, The Conquering Hero, The Happiest Girl in the World, Milk and Honey, Subways Are for Sleeping, Sail Away, Let It Ride!, Donnybrook!, Carnival, The Gay Life, Kean, and Kwamina. Star performers include Elaine Stritch, Alfred Drake, Barbara Cook, Carol Lawrence, Cyril Ritchard, Sally Ann Howes, Johnny Mathis, Margaret Whiting, Dinah Shore, Gordon MacRae, Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Doris Day, Eddie Fisher and many others. 57 tracks. Track list on Amazon.com.

PhilemonPhilemon
(Harbinger Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Jones and Schmidt's legendary 1975 musical, in its first CD release. Off-Broadway cast includes Michael Glenn-Smith, Virginia Gregory, Drew Katzman, Dick Latessa, Leila Martin, Howard Ross, and Kathrin King Segal. "Within This Empty Space," "The Streets of Antioch Stink," "Don't Kiki Me," "I'd Do Almost Anything to Get Out of Here and Go Home," "He's Coming / Antioch Prison," "Name: Cockian," "I Love Order," "My Secret Dream," "I Love His Face," "Sometimes," "The Nightmare," "The Greatest of These," "The Confrontation: How Free I Feel/Oh, How Easy to Be Scornful/Come with Me," "The Vision: The Greatest of These (Reprise)/Within This Empty Space (Reprise)," Supplementary Material: "15 I Believe in Music" (demo performed by Harvey Schmidt), "The Clown Scene" (performed by Dick Latessa and Kathrin King Segal), "Sometimes/ There Must Be More Than This" (Howard Ross, Michael Glenn-Smith, Dick Latessa and all). Musical direction by Ken Collins. Ken collins, keyboard and guitar; Bill Grossman, percussion and French horn; Penna Rose, keyboard and recorder. Complete restoration and remastering by Alan Silverman. Booklet to include extensive liner notes by Tom Jones; reminiscences by cast members Michael Glenn-Smith, Virginia Gregory and Kathrin King Segal; notes by Penna Rose on the creation of Schmidt's orchestration; the composer's original logo design; and rare photos.

Sense of Occasion: Hal PrinceSense of Occasion: Harold Prince
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of memoir by Harold Prince. Includes the content of Prince's 1974 book "Contradictions: Notes on Twenty-Six Years in the Theatre," plus his present-day reflections on that text and much more original content, offering insights into the way business is conducted on Broadway, drawing sharp contrasts between past and present. 304 pages. [See our review of the hardcover version.]

Kenny LeonTake You Wherever You Go paperback
(Grand Central Publishing - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of 2017 memoir by Tony Award winning director Kenny Leon. Foreword by Samuel L. Jackson. 256 pages. Released in hardcover, Kindle, audiobook, and Audible formats 6/5/18.

O'NeillThe Theatre of Eugene O'Neill: American Modernism on the World Stage (Critical Companions)
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition released earlier)
2017 book, now in paperback. Kurt Eisen, editor. Comprehensive overview of O'Neill's career and plays in the context of the American theatre. Organized thematically. Includes a study of all his major plays-The Emperor Jones, The Hairy Ape, The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night, A Moon for the Misbegotten and Desire Under the Elms-plus numerous other full length and one act dramas. Additionally features four contributed essays providing further critical perspectives on O'Neill's work, alongside a chronology of the writer's life and times. 256 page.

TootsieTootsie OBC digital
(Decca Broadway/Verve - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Score by David Yazbek. Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, John Behlmann, Andy Grotelueschen, Julie Halston, Michael McGrath, and Reg Rogers. "Overture," "Opening Number," "Whaddaya Do," "What's Gonna Happen," "I Won't Let You Down," "I'm Alive," "There Was John," "I Like What She's Doing," "Who Are You," "What's Gonna Happen (Reprise)," "Unstoppable," "Entr'cte," "Jeff Sums It Up," "Gone, Gone, Gone," "Who Are You?," "This Thing," "Whaddaya Do (Reprise)," "The Most Important Night," "Talk To Me Dorothy," "Arrivederci!," "Michael's Reprise." Andrea Grody and Dean Sharenow, musical supervisors. Produced by Dean Sharenow and David Yazbek. CD to be released in August.


Week of May 28, 2019

Ben Bagley's BalletBen Bagley's Ballet On Broadway ... and More
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Music by Jule Styne, Harold Arlen, Harry Warren, Cole Porter, Sigmund Romberg, Gene de Paul, Hoagy Carmichael, Vernon Duke. Lyrics by Ted Fetter, Lawrence and Lee, Harold Rome. Conducted by Lehman Engel. Also includes obscure material, mostly by the great Vernon Duke. Limited released of 500 copies. To ship by third week in May. At Kritzerland.com.

Darius de Haas: Day DreamDarius de Haas: Day Dream: Variations on Strayhorn
(PS Classics - digital album)
Digital version of 2002 recording. "My Love Is as a Fever," "Take the 'A' Train," "Your Love Has Faded," "Passion Flower/A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing," "Lush Life," "Pretty Girl," "Take All My Loves," "Satin Doll," "Something to Live For," "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'," "House on a Hill," "Got No Time," "Love Came," "Blood Count," "Day Dream." Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin. Previously released on CD. Released 5/17/19.

Heathers West End castHeathers West End cast
(Ghostlight Records - on CD)
Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy score. Carrie Hope Fletcher, Jodie Steele, Sophie Isaacs, T'Shan Williams, Jamie Muscato, Dominic Andersen, Christopher Chung, Rebecca Lock, Nathan Amzi, Jon Boydon, Jenny O'Leary. "Beautiful," "Candy Store," "Fight for Me," "Freeze Your Brain," "Big Fun," "Dead Girl Walking," "The Me Inside of Me," "You're Welcome," "Never Shut Up Again," "Our Love Is God," "My Dead Gay Son," "Seventeen," "Shine a Light," "Lifeboat," "Shine a Light (Reprise)," "I Say No," "Kindergarten Boyfriend," "Yo Girl," "Meant to Be Yours," "Dead Girl Walking (Reprise)," "I Am Damaged," "Seventeen (Reprise)." Customers who pre-order will immediately receive the first track, "I Say No." Released 2/26/19 on mp3 and at iTunes.

Notes on Gentleman's GuideNotes on the Writing of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Robert L. Freedman. Takes you through the process of writing a new musical, including story structure, song placement, dialogue, character development, and more that led to the creation of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.

The Prince of Grand StreetPrince of Grand Street
(Original Cast Records - new album)
2003 Jewish Repertory concert cast recording of Bob Merrill score. Cast includes Mike Burstyn, Brooke Sunny Moriber, Ellen Horst, Kate Coffman-Lloyd, Mark Manley, Michael Raine, Kenneth Kantor, David Brummel and Richard E. Waits. "The Prince of Grand Street," "A Grand Street Tivoli Presentation of Romeo and Juliet," "Where Does Love Go," "Fifty Cents," "I’m A Girl With Too Much Heart," "I’m A Star," "Do I Make You Happy?," "Sew A Button," "Look At Me," "A Grand Street Tivoli Presentation: Sailor of Sabastapol," "A Grand Street Tivoli Presentation: Young Avrom Lincoln," "My Place in the World," "The Youngest Person I Know," "A Grand Street Tivoli Presentation: Huck Finn," "What Do I Do Now?," "Finale/The Youngest Person I Know." Musical direction and arrangements by Christopher Denny. Produced by Barry Kleinbort and Bruce Yeko. At Footlight.com.

RenascenceRenascence
(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Original 2018 Transport Group Off-Broadway cast recording of score with music by Carmel Dean and lyrics from Edna St. Vincent Millay's poems. Mikaela Bennett, Hannah Corneau, Jason Gotay, Danny Harris Kornfeld, Katie Thompson, and Donald Webber Jr. "Travel," "The Beanstalk," "Lament," "Alms," "Afternoon on a Hill," "What Lips My Lips Have Kissed," "I Shall Forget You Presently, My Dear," "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver," "Blight," "Recuerdo," "Elegy," "First Fig / the Penitent," "When the Year Grows Old," "Exiled," "Time Does Not Bring Relief," "The Procession" (Instrumental with Dialogue), "Renascence." Produced by Michael Croiter. Also at BroadwayRecords.com. Released digitally 5/24/19.


Week of May 21, 2019

AladdinAladdin soundtrack
(Walt Disney Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Songs from 2019 Aladdin film. Original songs by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, plus new songs by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Menken. Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, ZAYN & Zhavia Ward. "Arabian Nights (2019)," "One Jump Ahead," "One Jump Ahead (Reprise)," "Speechless (Part 1)," "Friend Like Me," "Prince Ali," "A Whole New World," "One Jump Ahead (Reprise 2)," "Speechless (Part 2)," "A Whole New World (End Title)," "Friend Like Me (End Title) [feat. DJ Khaled]," "Speechless (Full)," "The Big Ship," "Agrabah Marketplace," "Aladdin's Hideout," "Jasmine Meets Prince Anders," "Breaking In," "Returning the Bracelet," "The Dunes," "Simple Oil Lamp," "The Cave of Wonders," "The Basics," "Escape from the Cave," "Prince Ali's Outfit," "Until Tomorrow," "Aladdin's Second Wish," "Never Called a Master Friend," "Harvest Dance," "Jafar Becomes Sultan," "Hakim's Loyalty Tested," "Most Powerful Sorcerer," "Carpet Chase," "Jafar Summons the Storm," "Jafar's Final Wish," "Genie Set Free," "The Wedding," "Friend Like Me (Finale)."

American UtopiaAmerican Utopia
(Nonesuch - on CD/vinyl/mp3/at iTunes)
2018 album from David Byrne (Here Lies Love, Joan of Arc: Into the Fire), which is the basis for the upcoming Broadway "theatrical concert" by the same name. Released 3/9/18.

Anthem: HomunculusAnthem: Homunculus
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack for podcast featuring 30 original songs by Bryan Weller and John Cameron Mitchell. Performances by John Cameron Mitchell, Patti LuPone, Christopher Hanke, Cynthia Erivo, Glenn Close, Marion Cotillard, Denis O'Hare, and others. Also at GhostlightRecords.com. 10-episode series available on Luminary.

AppropriateAppropriate and An Octoroon
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Plays by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. 260 pages.

CompanyCompany 2018 London cast
(Warner Music Group - new import CD at Amazon)
Recording of Stephen Sondheim score. Cast includes Rosalie Craig, Patti LuPone, Jonathan Bailey, Alex Gaumond, Daisy Maywood, Mel Giedroyc, George Blagden, Ashley Campbell, Richard Fleeshman, Richard Henders, Ben Lewis, Jennifer Saayeng, Matthew Seadon-Young, Gavin Spokes, Michael Colbourne, Francesca Ellis, Ewan Gillies, Grant Neal and Jaimie Pruden. "Overture," "Company," "The Little Things You Do Together," "Sorry-Grateful," "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," "Have I Got a Guy for You," "Someone Is Waiting," "Another Hundred People," "Getting Married Today," "Marry Me a Little," "Entr'Acte," "Side by Side by Side," "Poor Baby," "Tick Tock," "Barcelona," "Music Interlude," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Being Alive," "Curtain Call," "Exit Music." Recorded 11/25-26/2018. "Making of" documentary of the recording session also expected. Digital version was released previously on mp3 and at iTunes. Also at Amazon UK.

Discovering MusicalsDiscovering Musicals: A Liberal Arts Guide to Stage and Screen
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By Marc Raymond Strauss. Foreword by Christine Pedi. Covering both Broadway and Hollywood musicals, explores most of the most famous musicals of the past two centuries, along with many others. Also includes references for nearly 1000 internet video examples of dance and song. 200 pages.

Drag: Comging Through the Big Wigs of Show BusinessDrag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business
(Rizzoli - Hardcover Book)
By Frank Decaro. Foreword by Bruce Vilanch. Through informative and witty essays chronicling over 100 years of drag ... a journey through pop culture, from television shows ... to films ... and Broadway shows like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, La Cage aux Folles, and Kinky Boots. Features contributions from today's most groundbreaking and popular artists, including Bianca del Rio, Miss Coco Peru, Hedda Lettuce, Lypsinka, and Varla Jean Merman, as well as notable performers as Harvey Fierstein and Charles Busch. More than 100 photos and a comprehensive timeline of drag "herstory." 256 pages.

Hello GirlsThe Hello Girls
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast recording of score by Peter Mills for musical produced at Prospect Prospect Theater Company in 2018. Ellie Fishman, Arlo Hill, Chanel Karimkhani, Andrew Mayer, Matthew McGloin, Ben Moss, Lili Thomas, Skyler Volpe, Cathryn Wake, and Scott Wakefield, Elena Bonomo. "Answer the Call," "Connected (Part 1)," "Connected (Part 2)," "We Aren't in the Army," "Marching Orders," "J M'en Fiche," "Riser's Reprimand," "See You on the Other Side," "The Hello Girls," "Quinze Minutes," "Cantigny," "Lives on the Line," "The Front," "Switchboard Lessons," "Cryptic Triptych," "Twenty," "So Far, So Good," "The Lost Battalion," "The Duration," "Suzanne's Letter," "Making History." Orchestrations are by Peter Mills and Ben Moss, with additional drum arrangements by Elena Bonomo. Recorded February 2019. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

High Button ShoesHigh Button Shoes OBC digital
(Masterworks Broadway - new on mp3/at iTunes)
1947 original Broadway cast recording of songs by Jule Styne’s music and Sammy Cahn. Digital version of the original RCA 78rpm album which featured eight of the score's 12 songs. "Can't You Just See Yourself in Love with Me?" (Mark Dawson and Lois Lee), "There's Nothing Like a Model "T" (Phil Silvers, Nanette Fabray, Lois Lee and Jack McCauley), "You're My Girl" (Mark Dawson and Lois Lee), "Get Away for a Day in the Country" (Jack McCauley and Johnny Stewart), "Papa, Won't You Dance with Me?" (Nanette Fabray and Jack McCauley), "On a Sunday by the Sea" (Phil Silvers), "I Still Get Jealous" (Nanette Fabray and Jack McCauley), "Nobody Ever Died for Dear Old Rutgers" (Phil Silvers and Mark Dawson). Released 4/19/19.

RenascenceRenascence digital
(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Original 2018 Transport Group Off-Broadway cast recording of score with music by Carmel Dean and lyrics from Edna St. Vincent Millay's poems. Mikaela Bennett, Hannah Corneau, Jason Gotay, Danny Harris Kornfeld, Katie Thompson, and Donald Webber Jr. "Travel," "The Beanstalk," "Lament," "Alms," "Afternoon on a Hill," "What Lips My Lips Have Kissed," "I Shall Forget You Presently, My Dear," "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver," "Blight," "Recuerdo," "Elegy," "First Fig / the Penitent," "When the Year Grows Old," "Exiled," "Time Does Not Bring Relief," "The Procession" (Instrumental with Dialogue), "Renascence." Produced by Michael Croiter. Also at BroadwayRecords.com. CD expected 5/31/19.

Tommy at 50Tommy at 50: The Mood, the Music, the Look, and the Legacy of The Who's Legendary Rock Opera
(Apollo Publishers - new hardcover book)
By Chris Charlesworth and Mike McInnerney. Foreword by Pete Townshend. Illustrated guide to the original album, released on May 23, 1969, which was the basis for the 1975 film and 1992 Broadway musical. More than 200 color photographs. Draws on new interviews from key players in the story, including Pete Townshend, and features art created exclusively for the book by McInnerney. 176 pages.


Week of May 14, 2019

Angels in AmericaAngels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
(Random House - Audiobook)
Original audiobook performance of Tony Kushner's play, starring the cast of the National Theatre's 2018 Broadway revival, directed by Marianne Elliott. Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Beth Malone, James McArdle, Lee Pace, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. Narration by Bobby Cannavale (Millennium Approaches) and Edie Falco (Perestroika).

Every Act of LifeEvery Act of Life
(Passion River - new on DVD)
Feature length documentary covering six groundbreaking decades in the theatre and in the fight for LGBTQ rights with four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally. Appearances include Terrence McNally, F. Murray Abraham, Christine Baranski, Edie Falco, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Audra McDonald, Rita Moreno, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Patrick Wilson. Directed, produced and written by Jeff Kaufman, and produced by Marcia S. Ross. 93 minutes Released earlier for streaming at Amazon and at iTunes.

Incidental Music from Three PlaysLaurette, Rashomon, Death of a Salesman – Incidental Music For Three Plays
(Kritzerland - on CD)
Encore release. Incidental music from three plays: 1959 Laurette, music by Elmer Bernstein; Rashomon, music by Laurence Rosenthal; 1949 Death of a Salesman, music by Alex North. Limited release of 500 copies. At Kritzerland.com.

On StreisandOn Streisand: An Opinionated Guide
(Oxford Univ. Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Ethan Mordden. Begins with a broad year-by-year outline of the landmark achievements, followed by a short biography, some chapters exploring key points in the artistry, then-the major part of the book-a work-by-work analysis, broken down into separate chapters, each organized chronologically: the stage shows, the television shows and concerts, the movies, and the recordings. 216 pages.

Something WonderfulSomething Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution
(Henry Holt. & Co. - Paperback Book)
"Todd S. Purdum's portrait of these two men, their creative process, and their groundbreaking innovations will captivate lovers of musical theater, lovers of the classic American songbook, and lovers in general. He shows that what Rodgers and Hammerstein wrought was truly something wonderful." 416 pages. Released earlier in Hardcover, Kindle, Audio CD, and Audible Audiobook editions.

Streets of New YorkThe Streets of New York
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Original cast album for 1963 Off-Broadway musical; score by Richard B. Chodosh and Barry Alan Grael. Cast includes Ralston Hill and David Cryer. "Prologue," "Tourist Madrigal," "He'll Come to Me Crawling," "If I May," "Aren't You Warm?," "Where Can the Rich and Poor Be Friends?," "California," "Act One Finale," "Christmas Carol," "Laugh After Laugh," "Arms for the Love of Me," "Close Your Eyes," "Love Wins Again," "Act Two Finale." Musical direction and arrangements by Jack Holmes. Limited release of 500. At Kritzerland.com.


Week of May 7, 2019

The Cher ShowThe Cher Show OBC
(Warner Bros. Records - new on CD)
Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Micaela Diamond, Jarrod Spector, Michael Berresse, Michael Campayno, Matthew Hydzik, Emily Skinner. "If I Could Turn Back Time," "Half-Breed," "The Shoop Shoop Song," "I Got You Babe," "When the Money's Gone - All Or Nothing," "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do," "Living in a House Divided," "Bang Bang," "Believe," "Song For the Lonely," "All I Ever Need is You," "Heart of Stone," "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves," "Midnight Rider - Ramblin' Man," "Just Like Jesse James," "Dark Lady," "Strong Enough," "The Way Of Love," "The Beat Goes On," "I Found Someone," "You Haven't Seen The Last of Me," "Finale." Released digitally April 12 on mp3/at iTunes.

The Prom SongbookThe Prom vocal selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
15 songs from the new Broadway musical score by Matthew Sklar (music) and Chad Beguelin (lyrics). "The Acceptance Song," "Alyssa Greene," "Barry Is Going to Prom," "Changing Lives," "Dance with You," "It's Not About Me," "It's Time to Dance," "Just Breathe," "The Lady's Improving," "Love Thy Neighbor," "Tonight Belongs to You," "Unruly Heart," "We Look to You," "You Happened," "Zazz."


Week of April 30, 2019

Alfred DrakeAlfred Drake: Lucky To Be Me - A Life in Music
(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
Deluxe 2-CD set, which includes an entire disc of "Demos, Live Performances and Rarities" culled from Drake's own private archive of recordings. Compiled with the assistance of Broadway historian and Alfred Drake archivist George Dansker Includes songs from Oklahoma!, Kiss Me, Kate, Kismet and Carousel; 1940 Metropolitan Opera audition and demos recorded for the Broadway musicals The Liar and Courtin' Time. Amazon link includes track list. 51 tracks. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.

AladdinThe Art and Making of Aladdin
(Insight Editions - new hardcover book)
By Emily Zemler. Behind-the-scenes look into the 2019 live-action adaptation of the Disney classic musical film Aladdin: never-before-seen concept art, unit photography, and other gorgeous visual details. Exclusive interviews with director Guy Ritchie, star Will Smith, and other key cast and crew members.

Be More ChillBe More Chill OBC digital
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Joe Iconis. Will Roland, George Salazar, Stephanie Hsu, Gerard Canonico, Katlyn Carlson, Tiffany Mann, Lauren Marcus, Britton Smith, Jason SweetTooth Williams, and Jason Tam. "Jeremy's Theme (Instrumental)," "More Than Survive," "I Love Play Rehearsal," "More Than Survive (Reprise)," "The Squip Song," "Two-Player Game," "The Squip Enters," "Be More Chill, Pt. 1," "Do You Wanna Ride?," "Be More Chill, Pt. 2," "Sync Up," "A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into," "The Squip Talks (Instrumental)," "Upgrade," "Loser Geek Whatever," "Halloween," "Do You Wanna Hang?," "Michael in the Bathroom," "A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into (Reprise)," "The Smartphone Hour (Rich Set a Fire)," "The Pants Song," "The Pitiful Children," "The Play," "Voices in My Head." Produced by Kurt Deutsch, Joe Iconis, and Charlie Rosen, and co-produced by Ian Kagey and Emily Marshall

New Moon 1931New Moon (1931)
(Warner Archive - new on DVD-R)
Film adaptation of the operetta written by Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II, Frank Mandel, and Laurence Schwab. Adapted by Sylvia Thalberg, Frank Butler, Cyril Hume. Lawrence Tibbett, Grace Moore, Adolphe Menjou, Roland Young, Gus Shy, Emily Fitzroy. Also at WBShop.com.

Norma Jean Baker of TroyNorma Jeane Baker of Troy
(Oberon Modern Plays - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Anne Carson. Premiering at The Shed in New York City, starring Ben Whishaw and Renée Fleming this spring. 64 pages.

The Prom vinylThe Prom: A New Musical OBC vinyl
(Masterworks Broadway - new 2-LP vinyl set)
Score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. Limited edition, 2-LP gatefold, 180-gram marble vinyl. Cast includes Courtenay Collins, Beth Leavel, Michael Potts, Caitlin Kinnunen, Isabelle McCalla, Brooks Ashmanskas, Josh Lamon, Christopher Sieber, Angie Schworer, Nathan Johnson. Disc 1: "Changing Lives," "Changing Lives (Reprise)," "Just Breathe," "It's Not About Me," "Dance with You." Disc 2: "The Acceptance Song," "You Happened," "We Look to You," "Tonight Belongs to You." Disc 3: "Zazz," "The Lady's Improving," "Love Thy Neighbor," "Alyssa Greene." Disc 4: "Barry Is Going to Prom," "Unruly Heart," "It's Time to Dance." Includes lyric insert & download card.

Sing OutSing Out Sweet Land / Down In The Valley OBC
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Sing Out Sweet Land 1944 OBC recording, with Alfred Drake, Burl Ives, Juanita Hall, Bibi Osterwald, and Alma Kaye, first time on CD. The Decca recording was issued over a series of 78rpm records and later as a 10" LP album. Songs from traditional American folk music alongside original material by John Mundy, Edward Eager and Elie Siegmeister. Plus 1950 Decca Records studio recording of the Kurt Weill and Arnold Sundgaard one-act folk opera Down in the Valley, featuring Alfred Drake and Jane Wilson, with established American folk songs alongside original chorale music composed by Kurt Weill who supervised the studio recording. Part of Stage Door's Collector's Series, limited edition CD products presented in the retro style of a miniature long-playing record. All Collector's Series titles are limited to 500 units.

Lea SalongaThe Story of My Life: Lea Salonga Live from Manila
(BYU Records - new on 2 CDs/on mp3/at iTunes)
2016 concert performance with Lea Salonga and the Brigham Young University Chamber Orchestra. Songs plus spoken tracks. Includes "Overture: Sun and Moon / A Whole New World / I Dreamed a Dream / On My Own / Reflection," "Another Hundred People," "I Enjoy Being a Girl," "Reflection," "Let It Go," "Story of My Life," "I'd Give My Life for You," "Too Much for One Heart," "Legrand-Bergman Medley: What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? / The Windmills of Your Mind / A Piece of Sky," "Something's Coming," "Burn," "Send in the Clowns," "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Defying Gravity," "True Colors," "ABBA Medley: Mamma Mia / Take a Chance on Me / Dancing Queen." 12 page color booklet. Released 3/22/19.

Summer Stock Blu-raySummer Stock
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1950 MGM musical film. New HD transfer. Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken, Gloria DeHaven, Marjorie Main, and Phil Silvers. Directed by Charles Walters. Choreographed by Nicholas Castle, Sr. Songs by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon; Harry Warren, Jack Brooks and Saul Chaplin; Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler ("Get Happy"). 109 minutes. Also at WBShop.com.


Week of April 23, 2019

Hadestown vinylAnaïs Mitchell: Hadestown
(Wilderland Records - new double-LP vinyl set)
2010 recording, previously available on mp3/at iTunes. Anaïs Mitchell score. Anaïs Mitchell, Ani Di Franco, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), The Haden Triplets, Greg Brown and Ben Knox Miller of the Low Anthem. Features six individual 10x10" art prints of the Hadestown characters, illustrated by Peter Nevins.

The Man in the CeilingThe Man in the Ceiling digital
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
World premiere recording of Andrew Lippa score. Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel, Grady Miranda, John-Michael Lyles, Ashley Park, and Andrew Lippa. 36-page booklet with full lyrics, original illustrations from Jules Feiffer, a synopsis from Andrew Lippa, and a note from director Jeffrey Seller. "Doin' Fine," "Almost There," "Jimmy," "Hands," "Disappear," "Draw Me," "Maybe He Likes Me," "Where Is My Love Song," "Kidding Around," "Like Your Son," "I Do What I Do," "You Are the Friend," "To the Gods," "Mr. Floperoo," "Draw Your Own Conclusion," "Being Grown-Up" (Bonus Track). Produced by Will Van Dyke and Andrew Lippa, with Andrew Lippa and Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producers. The musical opened at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY in 2017. CD format to be released 6/14/19.

Mandy Patinkin Diary 2018Mandy Patinkin: Diary: December 2018
(Nonesuch Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Third in a series from Mandy Patinkin and Thomas Barlett. Songs by Patinkin, Paul Simon, Stephin Merritt, Randy Newman, Biff Rose, Teitur, and John Grant. "Hearts and Bones," "The Dance Lesson," "Nothing Matters When We're Dancing," "Wandering Boy," "Molly," "Playing House (Two Kids)," "Mrs. Pelican," "Busby Berkeley Dreams," "I Wish I Had Pictures," "GMF," "Quiet." Produced by Thomas Bartlett. Recorded in Bartlett's New York studio December 2018. A thirty-city Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries begins in October 2019. Released 4/19/19.

Spotlight on Gwen VerdonSpotlight on Gwen Verdon
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
Verdon's solo album "The Girl I Left Home For," Accompanied by Joe Reisman and his Orchestra. Plus her performances from the cast albums of Damn Yankees, New Girl in Town and Redhead. "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Sand in My Shoes," "Hot Night in Alaska," "Mister and Missus Fitch," "Bettin' on a Man," "Why Can't I?," "I've Got the World on a String," "The Saga of Jenny," "Find Me a Primitive Man," "No Talent Joe," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Daddy," "Whatever Lola Wants," "A Little Brains, a Little Talent," "On the Farm," "It's Good to Be Alive," "If That Was Love," "Merely Marvelous," "Erbie Fitch's Twitch," "Look Who's in Love" (with Richard Kiley), "Who's Got the Pain" (with Bob Fosse). U.S. release date March 29, 2019. Also at StageDoorRecords.com

We Are the TigersWe Are the Tigers
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast. Score by Preston Max Allen. Cathy Ang, Jenny Rose Baker, Cameron Bartell, Kaitlyn Frank, Louis Griffin, Zoe Jensen, Caroline Lellouche, Wonu Ogunfowora, Sydney Parra, Celeste Rose, Mimi Scardulla, Alexia Sielo, and Lauren Zakrin. "Worst Team Ever," "Don't Even," "Skype Tomorrow," "Before the Breakdown," "Forever," "Captain of the Team," "Before the Breakdown (Reprise)," "Wallflower," "Defense," "Mattie's Lament," "Phoenix," "Move on," "Shut Up and Cheer," "Time-Out," "Idk," "The Breakdown," "Finale." Music supervision and arrangements are by Patrick Sulken. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.


Week of April 16, 2019

Ain't Too ProudAin't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
(Ume - new on CD)
Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope, and Ephraim Sykes with Saint Aubyn, Shawn Bowers, E. Clayton Cornelious, Taylor Symone Jackson, Jahi Kearse, Jarvis B. Manning Jr., Joshua Morgan, Rashidra Scott, Nasia Thomas, Christian Thompson, Candice Marie Woods, Esther Antoine, Marcus Paul James, Jelani Remy, and Curtis Wiley. "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "Run Away Child, Running Wild," "Gloria," "In the Still of the Night / Speedo," "Shout," "I Want A Love I Can See," "My Girl," "Get Ready," "Supremes Medley: You Can't Hurry Love / Come See About Me / Baby Love," "Since I Lost My Baby," "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," "Don't Look Back / You're My Everything," "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You," "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "(I Know) I'm Losing You," "I Wish It Would Rain," "I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)," "I Can't Get Next To You," "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me," "War," "Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)," "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)," "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)," "For Once In My Life," "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" (Pt. 1), "Cloud Nine," "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" (Pt. 2), "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted," "I Can't Get Next To You" (Finale). Arrangements by Kenny Seymour. Released March 19 on mp3 and at iTunes. A single-LP vinyl version will be released June 7, 2019.

Jerome Kern RevisitedBen Bagley's Jerome Kern Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Remastered. Music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Guy Bolton, Anne Caldwell, Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg, Oscar Hammerstein, Elsie Janis, Johnny Mercer, Booth Tarkington, P.G. Wodehouse. A few of Kern's hit songs, and many lesser-known Kern. Barbara Cook, Bobby Short, Nancy Andrews, Harold Lang, Rod McKuen, Kaye Ballard, Cy Young, and George Reinholt. Musical director and arranger Norman Paris. Cover art by Harvey Schmidt. Expected by/before third week in April. Limited release of 500 copies only. Available at Kritzerland.com.

1920s MusicalsThe Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
New edition in Dan Dietz' series of books. Here he examines in detail every book musical that opened on Broadway during the years 1920-1929 ... the era's major successes as well as its forgotten failures. The hits include A Connecticut Yankee, Hit the Deck!, No, No, Nanette, Rose-Marie, Show Boat, The Student Prince, The Vagabond King, and Whoopee, as well as ambitious failures, including Deep River, Rainbow, and Chee-Chee. Each entry includes plot summary; cast members; names of creative personnel, including book writers, lyricists, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors; opening and closing dates; number of performances; plot summary; critical commentary; musical numbers and names of the performers who introduced the songs; production data, including information about tryouts; source material; details about London productions. There are also numerous appendixes, including ones which cover other shows produced during the decade (revues, plays with music, miscellaneous musical presentations, and a selected list of pre-Broadway closings) ... a discography, filmography, a list of published scripts, and a list of black-themed musicals. 672 pages.

Fosse/VerdonFosse/Verdon Season 1
(available by episode or by season on Amazon/at iTunes)
F/X series starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams

Harold TeenHarold Teen
(Warner Archive - new on DVD-R)
1934 film based on comic strip character. Songs by Irving Kahal and Sammy Fain. Features tap dancer Hal Le Roy. Also at WBShop.com.

Fosse/Verdon Ep 1The Music of Fosse/Verdon: Episode 1
(Atlantic Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
First in series of soundtrack recordings released for F/X weekly series Fosse/Verdon. "Big Spender" (Bianca Marroquín, Rema Webb, The Fandango Girls), "Cabaret" (Kelli Barrett), "Fosse/Verdon Theme" by Alex Lacamoire.

Fosse/Verdon Ep 2The Music of Fosse/Verdon: Episode 2
(Atlantic Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Second in series of soundtrack recordings released for F/X weekly series Fosse/Verdon. "Heart" (PJ Benjamin, Nick Blaemire, Brian Call, Aaron Kaburik).

Victoria ReginaVictoria Regina
(Network - new on Region 2 DVD)
1964 four-episode mini-series (show in 1966 on NET Playhouse) based on the collection of dramas by playwright Laurence Housman, featuring Patricia Routledge as Queen Victoria. Helen Hayes starred in the play on Broadway in 1936. 200 minutes.


Week of April 9, 2019

American Political PlaysAmerican Political Plays in the Age of Terrorism
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Introduction by Allan Havis. Includes Break of Noon by Neil LaBute, 7/11 by Kia Corthron, Omnium Gatherum by Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Columbinus by PJ Paparelli and Stephen Karam, Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang. 352 pages.

Hadestown CDAnaïs Mitchell: Hadestown
(Wilderland Records - on CD)
Re-release of 2010 recording. Anaïs Mitchell score. Anaïs Mitchell, Ani Di Franco, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), The Haden Triplets, Greg Brown and Ben Knox Miller of the Low Anthem. "Wedding Song," "Epic (Part I)," "Way Down Hadestown," "Songbird Intro," "Hey, Little Songbird," "Gone, I'm Gone," "When the Chips Are Down," "Wait for Me," "Why We Build the Wall," "Our Lady Of the Underground," "Flowers (Eurydice's Song)," "Nothing Changes," "If It's True," "Papers (Hades Finds Out)," "How Long?," "Epic (Part II)," "Lover's Desire," "His Kiss, the Riot," "Doubt Comes In," "I Raise My Cup to Him." Features six individual 10x10" art prints of the Hadestown characters, illustrated by Peter Nevins. Double LP set to be released April 26.

Bathtubs Over BroadwayBathtubs Over Broadway
(Focus Features - streaming at Amazon/at iTunes)
Steve Young's award-winning documentary about industrial musicals. "While tracking down rare albums, unseen footage, composers and performers, Steve forms unlikely friendships and discovers that this discarded musical genre starring tractors and bathtubs was bigger than Broadway." With David Letterman, Chita Rivera, Martin Short, Jello Biafra, Don Bolles, Florence Henderson, Susan Stroman, and more. Directed by Dava Whisenant.

The Cher ShowThe Cher Show OBC digital
(Warner Bros. Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Micaela Diamond, Jarrod Spector, Michael Berresse, Michael Campayno, Matthew Hydzik, Emily Skinner. "If I Could Turn Back Time," "Half-Breed," "The Shoop Shoop Song," "I Got You Babe," "When the Money's Gone - All Or Nothing," "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do," "Living in a House Divided," "Bang Bang," "Believe," "Song For the Lonely," "All I Ever Need is You," "Heart of Stone," "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves," "Midnight Rider - Ramblin' Man," "Just Like Jesse James," "Dark Lady," "Strong Enough," "The Way Of Love," "The Beat Goes On," "I Found Someone," "You Haven't Seen The Last of Me," "Finale." CD to be released May 10.

PanicPanic - A Live Radio Musical
(new on CD/mp3)
Four tracks from score by Stephen Dolginoff (Thrill Me). "Hollywood Doesn't Call," "The Power of the Air," "Panic," "A Favor." New musical-comedy blends fact and fiction to tell the behind-the-scenes story of Orson Welles' notorious 1938 radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds." Released 3/21/19.

StruckStruck
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
World premiere recording. Score by Rich Morel. Alan Cumming, Jesse Clasen, Betsy Wright, Martina Topley-Bird and Jason Barnes. "Overture (Low Lying Dreams)," "In and Out Love," "Eviction," "Unrequited," "Wrong Side of the Day," "Sound of Thunder," "I Write Fiction," "No Flowers," "The Last Curtain Call," "Let the Light Shine in," "Built a Box," "I Am the Sound." Also at BroadwayRecords.com.


Week of April 2, 2019

Shakespeare ProjectDeborah Shulman: The Shakespeare Project
(Summit Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Shakespeare set to jazz vocals. Singer Deborah Shulman with pianist and arranger Jeff Colella. "All the World's a Stage / If Music Be the Food of Love," "Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind," "Dunsinane Blues," "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day," "Who is Sylvia," "You Spotted Snakes," "When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought," "Sigh No More Ladies," "Oh Mistress Mine," "My Love is as a Fever," "Take All My Loves," "Our Revels Now Are Ended." Larry Koonse, guitar; Abraham Laboriel, Chris Colangelo, bass; Bob Sheppard, flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone and bass clarinet; Kendall Kay, Joe La Barbera, drums. Includes music by John Dankworth, Arthur Young, and Duke Ellington, and Billy Strayhorn, plus two original compositions by Colella. Released 2/22/19.

Fred AstaireFred Astaire: Easy To Dance With / Now
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Twofer of Astaire's "You're Easy to Dance With" and "Now." 27 tracks recorded between 1952 and 1962. Songs with music written by Astaire (like "I'm Building Up to An Awful Letdown" with lyrics from Johnny Mercer), songs he was famously associated with throughout his career (including "A Foggy Day," "Change Partners," and a medley of "Oh, Lady Be Good/Puttin' On the Ritz/Top Hat, White Tie and Tails"). Bonus tracks include "Calypso Hooray."

Jonathan Larson ProjectThe Jonathan Larson Project digital
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Based on show presented at Feinstein's/54 Below, which was directed and conceived by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, an evening of Jonathan Larson's unheard work, featuring songs from never-produced shows like 1984 and Superbia; songs that were cut from Rent and tick tick BOOM; songs written for theatrical revues and songs written for the radio; songs about politics and love and New York City; songs never before publicly performed or recorded. Nick Blaemire, Lauren Marcus, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, and George Salazar. "Greene Street," "One of These Days," "Break Out the Booze," "Out of My Dreams," "Valentine's Day," "White Male World," "Riff/Poetry," "La Di Da Rap," "Iron Mike," "Find the Key," "Hosing the Furniture," "Pura Vida," "The Truth Is a Lie," "Rhapsody," "SOS," "Love Heals," "Piano." Five-piece band including musical director Natalie Tenenbaum, Charlie Rosen, Cody Owen Stine, Megan Talay, and Marques Walls. Music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Charlie Rosen. Danielle Gimbal, copyist. Produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Charlie Rosen, and Kurt Deutsch. CD version to be released June 14.

HairHair: The Musical 50th Anniversary London Cast Recording
(Silva Screen - new import CD)
2017 London cast recording. Score by James Rado, Gerome Ragni, and Galt MacDermot. "Aquarius," "Donna / Hashish," "Sodomy," "Colored Spade," "Manchester, England," "I'm Black," "Ain't Got No," "I Believe In Love," "Ain't Got No Grass / Air," "I Got Life," "Going Down," "Hair," "My Conviction," "Easy To Be Hard," "Don't Put It Down!," "Frank Mills," "Be-In 'Hare Krishna'," "Where Do I Go," "Black Boys," "White Boys," "Walking In Space," "Give Up All Desires / Role Call," "Three-Five-Zero-Zero," "What A Piece Of Work Is Man / How Dare They Try," "Good Morning Starshine," "Aquarius Goodnights / Reprise: Ain't Got No," "The Flesh Failures / Let The Sunshine In," "Hippie Life," "Reprise: Let The Sun Shine In." Released digitally in 2018: on mp3 and at iTunes.

Max von EssenMax von Essen: Call Me Old Fashioned: The Broadway Standard
(LML Music - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Solo album by Tony-nominated Max von Essen. "Everything Old Is New Again / I'm Old Fashioned," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Fly Me To The Moon," "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You," "On This Night," "Show Me," "She Loves Me," "Shimmy Like They Do In Paree," "Trolley Song / Gotta Have Me Go With You," "They Say It's Wonderful," "Almost Like Being In Love," "An American In Paris Medley," "Stairway to Paradise."

Producers GuideThe Stage Producer's Business and Legal Guide (second edition)
(Allworth - Paperback Book)
Updated and expanded version of Charles Grippo's 2002 book. Crowdfunding Your Production, New Opportunities to Raise Money, Self-Production, Licensing and Producing Plays, Devised Theater and Collaborations, Creating Jukebox Musicals, Organizing a Theater Company, Theatrical Insurance, Maintaining a Harassment-Free Environment, Negotiating Contracts, Essential Rules Every Board Member Must Know, Managing a Not-for-Profit Theater Company, Navigating Taxes, Using Third-Party Intellectual Property, and much more. 288 pages.

Stacy Sullivan Tornado AlleyStacy Sullivan: Tornado Alley
(LML Music - new on CD)
"Who Do You Belong to?," "Since You've Asked," "Wild is the Wind," "Shelter," "Confound Me," "Stormy Weather," "Landslide / I Get Along Without You Very Well," "This Land is Your Land / I Think It's Going to Rain Today / Blowing' in the Wind," "Ice on the Hudson," "You Must Believe in Spring," "Good Things Happen Slowly," "How Little We Know," "A Team," "Here Comes the Sun." Previously released on mp3 and at iTunes.


Week of March 26, 2019

Ben Bagley Kurt WeillBen Bagley's Kurt Weill Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Remastered. Music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Fernay, Ira Gershwin, Yvette Guilbert, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, and Ogden Nash. Paula Laurence, Ann Miller, John Reardon, Chita Rivera, Arthur Siege, and Jo Sullivan. arrangements and orchestrations by Dennis Deal. Added bonus material: Lotte Lenya’s 1930 recording of "Alabama Song," performed with The Three Admirals and conducted by Theo Mackeben and his Jazz Orchestra; 1930 recording of selections from The Threepenny Opera in German with Lenya, Kurt Gerron, Willy Trenk-Trebitsch, Erich Ponto, Erika Helmke, with the Theo Mackeben and Lewis Ruth Band. This all brings up the running time to close to seventy-five minutes. Limited to 500 copies only. Expected to ship by last week in March. At Kritzerland.com.

Ben PlattBen Platt: Sing To Me Instead
(Atlantic - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Debut solo album from Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) with original music. "Bad Habit," "Ease My Mind," "Temporary Love," "Grow As We Go," "Honest Man," "Hurt Me Once," "New," "Better," "Share Your Address," "In Case You Don't Live Forever," "Older," "Run Away."

Tina Turner Musical OLCTina - The Tina Turner Musical OLC digital
(Stage Entertainment/Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Features Adrienne Warren, who will also play Tina Turner in the upcoming Broadway production. "Etherland," "Nutbush City Limits," "Don't Turn Around," "Shake a Tailfeather," "The Hunter," "Matchbox," "It's Gonna Work Out Fine," "A Fool in Love," "Let's Stay Together," "Better Be Good to Me," "Higher," "River Deep - Mountain High," "Be Tender with Me Baby," "Proud Mary," "I Don't Wanna Fight," "Private Dancer," "Disco Inferno," "Open Arms," "I Can't Stand the Rain," "Tonight," "What's Love Got to Do with It," "We Don't Need Another Hero," "(Simply) The Best," "Finale, Nutbush City Limits / Proud Mary." Customers who pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a free download of the single track "River Deep - Mountain High." Recorded in February 2019 at Angel Studios and produced by Nicholas Skilbeck and Kurt Deutsch, and co-produced by Tom Kelly. CD is planned for release later this spring.


Week of March 19, 2019

Ain't Too ProudAin't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations digital
(Ume - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope, and Ephraim Sykes with Saint Aubyn, Shawn Bowers, E. Clayton Cornelious, Taylor Symone Jackson, Jahi Kearse, Jarvis B. Manning Jr., Joshua Morgan, Rashidra Scott, Nasia Thomas, Christian Thompson, Candice Marie Woods, Esther Antoine, Marcus Paul James, Jelani Remy, and Curtis Wiley. Arrangements by Kenny Seymour. "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "Run Away Child, Running Wild," "Gloria," "In the Still of the Night / Speedo," "Shout," "I Want A Love I Can See," "My Girl," "Get Ready," "Supremes Medley: You Can't Hurry Love / Come See About Me / Baby Love," "Since I Lost My Baby," "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," "Don't Look Back / You're My Everything," "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You," "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "(I Know) I'm Losing You," "I Wish It Would Rain," "I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)," "I Can't Get Next To You," "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me," "War," "Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)," "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)," "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)," "For Once In My Life," "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" (Pt. 1), "Cloud Nine," "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" (Pt. 2), "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted," "I Can't Get Next To You" (Finale). Single track "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" is available for streaming and immediate download with album pre-order. CD format expected 4/19/19.

Arena StageAmerica in the Round: Capital, Race, and Nation at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage (Studies Theatre Hist & Culture)
(Univ. of Iowa Press - Paperback Book)
By Donatella Galella. Behind the scenes look at Tony Award winning DC regional theatre company Arena Stage. A "... critical history that reveals how far Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage could go with its budget and racially liberal politics, and how Arena both disputed and duplicated systems of power." Sources include archival materials such as letters and photographs, and interviews with artists and administrators, with close-ups of major productions from The Great White Hope to Oklahoma!. 314 pages.

Investing 101Broadway Investing: How to Make Theater and Yes, Even Make Money
(new Kindle book)
By Ken Davenport. The myths of Broadway investing; How to get started investing in Broadway for less than you think; Who to talk to and where to find Broadway investment opportunities; How to mitigate your risk and increase your chance for profitability; All the perks you should get when you invest and how to get even more. 139 pages.

CompanyCompany 2018 London cast
(Warner Music Group - new on CD at Amazon)
Recording of Stephen Sondheim score. Cast includes Rosalie Craig, Patti LuPone, Jonathan Bailey, Alex Gaumond, Daisy Maywood, Mel Giedroyc, George Blagden, Ashley Campbell, Richard Fleeshman, Richard Henders, Ben Lewis, Jennifer Saayeng, Matthew Seadon-Young, Gavin Spokes, Michael Colbourne, Francesca Ellis, Ewan Gillies, Grant Neal and Jaimie Pruden. "Overture," "Company," "The Little Things You Do Together," "Sorry-Grateful," "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," "Have I Got a Guy for You," "Someone Is Waiting," "Another Hundred People," "Getting Married Today," "Marry Me a Little," "Entr'Acte," "Side by Side by Side," "Poor Baby," "Tick Tock," "Barcelona," "Music Interlude," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Being Alive," "Curtain Call," "Exit Music." Recorded 11/25-26/2018. "Making of" documentary of the recording session also expected. Digital version was released previously on mp3 and at iTunes. Also at Amazon UK.

Documentary Now!Documentary Now! Season 3, including "Original Cast Album: Co-Op"
(Amazon Prime/digital season at iTunes)
Season 3 of F/X series "Documentary Now!," which includes "Original Cast Album: Co-Op" episode, a parody of D.A. Pennebaker 1971 documentary following the making of the Company original cast album, with Taran Killam, John Mulaney, James Urbaniak, Alex Brightman, Richard Kind, Paula Pell, and Renee Elise Goldsberry. Written by John Mulaney and Seth Meyers. Released 2/27/19.

Mary Poppins ReturnsMary Poppins Returns
(Walt Disney Pictures - new 4K Blu-ray with DVD and digital HD)
2018 musical film. Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Dick Van Dyke. Songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Blu-ray extra features: sing-along mode option, "The Practically Perfect Making of Mary Poppins Returns," "Seeing Things from a Different Point of View: The Musical Numbers of Mary Poppins Returns," "Back to Cherry Tree Lane: Dick Van Dyke Returns," "Practically Perfect Bloopers," delete scenes "Leaving Topsy's" and "Trip a Little Light Fantastic," deleted song "The Anthropomorphic Zoo." Exclusive included with digital code – audio commentary.[Amazon link should start working again soon.]

They Made Someone HappyThey Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green's Musicals & Movies
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition released 2/1/19)
By Andy Propst. The first book to tell the full story of the careers, lives, and work of legendary writers Comden & Green. A trip through almost the entirety of the twentieth century, from their acclaimed appearances as part of the sketch troupe the Revuers through their bi-coastal lives as a pair of Broadway and Hollywood's top writers, including their produced work as well as projects that that never made it to the stage or the screen. 288 pages.


Week of March 12, 2019

Broadway, Balanchine, and BeyondBroadway, Balanchine, and Beyond: A Memoir
(Univ Press of Florida - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition released 2/25/19)
By Bettijane Sills. Elizabeth McPherson, contributor. personal look at the art and practice of George Balanchine by Sills, who appeared as child actor on Broadway before New York City Ballet in 1961, working her way up to soloist. 176 pages.

Dancing with Merce CunninghamDancing with Merce Cunningham
(Univ Press of Florida - Paperback Book)
By Marianne Preger-Simon (member of Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1950 until 1958). Memoir of a talented dancer's lifelong friendship with one of the choreographic geniuses of our time. An intimate look at the early years of one of the most influential companies in modern American dance and the brilliance of its visionary leader. 216 pages.

Documentary Now!Documentary Now! Season 3, including "Original Cast Album: Co-Op"
(digital season at iTunes)
Season 3 of F/X series "Documentary Now!," which includes "Original Cast Album: Co-Op" episode, a parody of D.A. Pennebaker 1971 documentary following the making of the Company original cast album. Documentary Now! episode features Taran Killam, John Mulaney, James Urbaniak, Alex Brightman, Richard Kind, Paula Pell, and Renee Elise Goldsberry. Written by John Mulaney and Seth Meyers. Released 2/27/19.

Ray BolgerRay Bolger: More than a Scarecrow
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition released 2/1/19)
By Holly Van Leuven. Biography of Ray Bolger, through access to Bolger's papers and many never-before-published photographs. 256 pages. Kindle edition released 2/1/19.

Sondheim on MusicSondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions - new edition
(Rowman & Littlefield - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Updated (first time in) paperback version of Mark Eden Horowitz' (senior music specialist in the music division of the Library of Congress) earlier book, published in 2003 and 2nd edition in 2010. Collection of interviews with Stephen Sondheim, in which Sondheim discusses the art of musical composition, lyric writing, the collaborative process of musical theater, and how he thinks about his own work. The entire scope of Sondheim’s career is covered here, in which Sondheim’s greatest works are discussed, and Sondheim even provides thoughts about the film adaptations of his works. The book features an entire chapter on Bounce, the previous incarnation of his latest musical, Road Show. Includes all of the interviews—verbatim—and a revised introduction and a postlude with an additional conversation. 288 pages.

Too Much Is Not EnoughToo Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood
(Crown Archetype - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
Memoir by Andrew Rannells (Falsettos, The Book of Mormon). The Audible edition is narrated by Rannells. 272 pages.

Very Very Very Dark MatterA Very Very Very Dark Matter
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
Play by Martin McDonagh. Premiered at Bridge Theatre, London, in October 2018. 96 page. Released 12/4/18.


Week of March 5, 2019

CompanyCompany new libretto
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book)
Libretto for the musical by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Features the complete revised book and lyrics for the production, color production photographs from the 2018 West End revival, and an introduction by David Benedict. Currently at Amazon UK and Nick Hern Books. 112 pages.

Cruel IntentionsCruel Intentions: The '90s Musical Experience
(ABKO - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Off-Broadway cast recording (Les Poisson Rouge). Off-Broadway cast included Alex Boniello, Matthew Griffin, Brian Muller, Patricia Richardson, Constantine Rousouli, Jessie Shelton, Carrie St. Louis, Lauren Zakrin, and Stefanie Brown. Includes songs by Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, *NYSYNC, and Britney Spears.

Disney TheatricalDisney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way
(Routledge - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Amy S. Osatinski. Examines the history and production practices of Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP), the theatrical producing arm of the studio branch of the Walt Disney Corporation. Case studies of three productions (The Lion King, Tarzan, and Newsies). Topics include the history of Disney Theatrical, its impact on the revitalization of Times Square, and its ability to open up a new audience base for Broadway theatre. 220 pages. Kindle edition released 2/7/19.

The InheritanceThe Inheritance
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
New play by Matthew Lopez (The Whipping Man, The Legend of Georgia McBride). Premiered at the New Vic in London in March 2018 (Transferring to the Noel Coward Theatre in September 2018). 320 pages. Had been announced for 2018.

SkittlesSkittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical
(Mars Wrigley - new free digital album)
Score by music by Drew Gasparini and Nathaniel Lawlor. Michael C. Hall and original cast recording of one-time only Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical Super Bowl commercial."This Might Have Been a Bad Idea," "Advertising Ruins Everything," "This Definitely Was a Bad Idea," "Four Minutes of Michael C. Hall Eating Skittles." At CDBaby.com.

Stacy Sullivan Tornado AlleyStacy Sullivan: Tornado Alley digital
(LML Music - new album on mp3/at iTunes)
"Who Do You Belong to?," "Since You've Asked," "Wild is the Wind," "Shelter," "Confound Me," "Stormy Weather," "Landslide / I Get Along Without You Very Well," "This Land is Your Land / I Think It's Going to Rain Today / Blowing' in the Wind," "Ice on the Hudson," "You Must Believe in Spring," "Good Things Happen Slowly," "How Little We Know," "A Team," "Here Comes the Sun." CD format expected 4/5/19.


Week of February 26, 2019

Doll's House Pt 2A Doll's House, Part 2
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Lucas Hnath. 2017 Broadway play. 96 pages.

Heathers West End castHeathers West End cast digital
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy score. Carrie Hope Fletcher, Jodie Steele, Sophie Isaacs, T'Shan Williams, Jamie Muscato, Dominic Andersen, Christopher Chung, Rebecca Lock, Nathan Amzi, Jon Boydon, Jenny O'Leary. "Beautiful," "Candy Store," "Fight for Me," "Freeze Your Brain," "Big Fun," "Dead Girl Walking," "The Me Inside of Me," "You’re Welcome," "Never Shut Up Again," "Our Love Is God," "My Dead Gay Son," "Seventeen," "Shine a Light," "Lifeboat," "Shine a Light (Reprise)," "I Say No," "Kindergarten Boyfriend," "Yo Girl," "Meant to Be Yours," "Dead Girl Walking (Reprise)," "I Am Damaged," "Seventeen (Reprise)." Customers who pre-order will immediately receive the first track, "I Say No."

Hit Her with the SkatesHit Her with the Skates: A New Musical About Life, Love, and the Roller Rink
(E 29 Music - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Christine Rea and Rick Briskin. Studio cast includes Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young, Roy Bennett, Rick Briskin, Madeline Fansler, Christine Rea, Amy Toporek, and Sky Seals. Produced by Rick Briskin. "Skating Nation," "A Simpler Time," "Could It Be," "Believe," "Shazizzle," "Crushin' on You," "Russ's Challenge," "Someday," "Forward Motion," "You're the One." Played at Hamilton Stage in New Jersey in 2017. Released 1/11/19. Free download at CDBaby.com.

Lullabies of BroadwayLullabies of Broadway
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
CD version of Mimi Bessette's 1990 recording. "Lullaby of Broadway / Never Never Land," "Jenny Rebecca," "Blueberry Eyes," "Castle on a Cloud," "My Broth of a Boy," "Edelweiss," "New Words," "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep / Lullaby of Broadway (Reprise)."

Lullabies 2Lullabies of Broadway, Act II
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Mimi Bessette (Bonnie & Clyde) presents a second edition of Broadway songs arranged as soothing lullabies. "The Rainbow Connection," "Clusters of Crocus / Come to My Garden," "Morning Glow," "I Can't Wait," "Everything Changes," "Hushabye Mountain," "Beauty and the Beast," "Come Down from the Tree," "The Colors of My Life," "Sylvia's Lullaby," "Moonshine Lullaby," "No One Is Alone," "Till There Was You," "Finding Wonderland," "More I Cannot Wish You," "Come to My Garden (Reprise)." Released on mp3 and at iTunes 12/14/18.

Disco EclipseMary Knapp: Disco Eclipse
(795491 Records DK2 - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Solo album from Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 performer/accordionist Mary Knapp. "Disco Eclipse," "Civilians," "Northern Boulevard," "You My Love," "Rolling on the Floor," "Fault Line," "Bloody Murder," "Toot Suite," "Rainy Day," "Funky Dub Interlude (Dub)," "Playground Politics," "Sway," "Bzzzness" (duet with Grace McLean, and an ode to "War and Peace"), "Tread Softly Epilogue." Released 2/1/19.

On the Town Broadway MelodyOn The Town / Broadway Melody
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
CD debut of two British studio cast recordings of the iconic Hollywood movie musicals, On The Town (1959) and the Broadway Melody series. This studio recreation of On the Town represented the first time the iconic film's songs had been preserved on record. Conducted by Geoff Love, the recording features Dennis Lotis, Lionel Blair and Shane Rimmer. Plus the studio cast recording of songs from the various Broadway Melody films, conducted and arranged by Tony Osborne, with Bruce Forsyth, David Hughes, Millicent Martin and Gerry Dorsey (Engelbert Humperdinck) re-creating the classic songs of Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown and Cole Porter. Recorded in stereophonic sound. 28 tracks total.

Pretty WomanPretty Woman: The Musical: Piano/Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
16 selections in standard piano/vocal format with the melody in the piano part from this Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance score for the 2018 Broadway musical. Includes: "Anywhere but Here," "Don't Forget to Dance," "Freedom," "I Can't Go Back," "Long Way Home," "Luckiest Girl in the World," "Never Give up on a Dream," "On a Night like Tonight," "Rodeo Drive," "Something About Her," "This Is My Life," "Together Forever," "Welcome to Hollywood," "Welcome to Our World (More Champagne)," "You and I," "You're Beautiful." 136 pages.

RentRent soundtrack of the Fox Live television event
(Masterworks Broadway - new on 2 CDs)
Soundtrack from the January 27, 2019, television program. Cast includes Vanessa Hudgens, Brandon Victor Dixon, Mario, Tinashe, Kiersey Clemons, Jordan Fisher, Brennin Hunt, Valentina, and Keala Settle. "Tune Up #1," "Voice Mail #1," "Tune Up #2," "Rent," "You Okay Honey?," "Tune Up #3," "One Song Glory," "Light My Candle," "Today 4 U," "You'll See," "Voice Mail #2," "Tango: Maureen," "Life Support," "Out Tonight," "Another Day," "Will I?," "On the Street," "Santa Fe," "I'll Cover You," "We're Okay," "Christmas Bells," "Over the Moon," "La Vie Bohème," "I Should Tell You," "La Vie Bohème B," "Seasons of Love," "Happy New Year A," "Voice Mail #3," "Happy New Year B," "Take Me Or Leave Me," "Without You," "Voice Mail #4," "Contact," "I'll Cover You (Reprise)," "Halloween," "Goodbye Love," "What You Own," "Voice Mail #5," "Finale," "Your Eyes," "Finale B," "Curtain Call," "Seasons of Love (Finale)," "Seasons of Love (Radio Edit)." Released February 1 on mp3 and at iTunes


Week of February 19, 2019

Bella: An American Tall Tale digital
(Yellow Sound Label - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast recording of score by Kirsten Childs. Marinda Anderson, Yurel Echezarreta, Brandon Gill, Olli Haaskivi, Ashley D. Kelley, Kevin Massey, Jo’Nathan Michael, Kenita R. Miller, Paolo Montalban, Clifton Oliver, Gabrielle Reyes and NaTasha Yvette Willams. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Broadway BoundBroadway Bound
(Kino Lorber Studio Classics - on DVD)
Neil Simon play adapted for film. Corey Parker, Anne Bancroft, Jerry Orbach, Hume Cronyn, Jonathan Silverman, Michele Lee, Pat McCormick, and Jack Carter. Directed by Paul Bogart. This special edition includes both the original 90-minute cut and the 94-minute extended cut.

Clockmaker's DaughterThe Clockmaker's Daughter
(Auburn Jam Music - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Studio cast recording of Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn score. Christine Allado, Ramin Karimloo, Fra Fee, Matthew Croke, Lauren James Ray. "The Turning Of The Key," "You're Still Here," "A Modest Modiste," "Impossible," "A Story Of My Own," "Spindlewood," "Where You'll Be," "Keep It To Yourself," "A Story Of My Own," "Finale Act I - Raise A Glass," "Market Day," "If You Could See My Heart," "Fear & Whispers," "If You Could See My Heart," "A Town Meeting," "Clockwork," "Finale Act II." Also at AuburnJam.co.uk. Released 2/14/19.

MythicMythic - A New Musical OLC
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Pop/rock musical comedy score by Oran Eldor and Marcus Stevens. Currently playing at Charing Cross Theatre in London. Cast includes Daniella Bowen, Courtney Brogan Smalley, Eloise Davies, Ben Lancaster, Jade Marvin, Michael Mather, Genevieve McCarthy, Tim Oxbrow, Jamie Ross, Leo Sene, Ben Welch and Georgie Westall. Also at BroadwayRecords.com. Digital version released on mp3 and at iTunes 2/8/19.

Plays by WomenPlays by Women from the Contemporary American Theater Festival
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Edited by Peggy McKowen and Ed Herendee. Gidion's Knot (Johnna Adams ), The Niceties (Eleanor Burgess ), Memoirs of a Forgotten Man (D.W Gregory), Dead and Breathing (Chisa Hutchinson ), 20th Century Blues (Susan Miller). Introduction by Lynn Nottage. Each of the plays is followed by a playwright interview conducted by Sharon J. Anderson that contextualizes and develops the works within the wider context of the annual festival. 344 pages.


Week of February 12, 2019

The Evolution of MannThe Evolution of Mann
(Yellow Sound Label - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish. Max Crumm, Allie Trimm, and Leslie Hiatt. "Overture," "The Year of the Weddings," "She's My Wife," "The Tale of the Otter," "Hard," "Settling Down," "It's Only a First Date," "What's the Matter With Henry?," "The Right Time to Propose," "Low Expectations," "The Green Light," "The Unromantic Things," "Keeping My Eye on the Ball," "Bows." Bonus Track: "It's Only a First Date." Produced by Nancy Manocherian's The Cell in association with the two creators. Orchestrations by Matt Aument. Musical supervision by Vadim Feichtner.

MythicMythic - A New Musical OLC digital
(Broadway Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Pop/rock musical comedy score by Oran Eldor and Marcus Stevens. Currently playing at Charing Cross Theatre in London. Cast includes Daniella Bowen, Courtney Brogan Smalley, Eloise Davies, Ben Lancaster, Jade Marvin, Michael Mather, Genevieve McCarthy, Tim Oxbrow, Jamie Ross, Leo Sene, Ben Welch and Georgie Westall. "Overture," "It's a Myth," "Sweet Summer Days," "My Own Place in the Pantheon," "Enter Aphrodite," "Summer All the Time," "Mess Around," "Down, Down into the Dark," "Dark Damaged Soul," "What Mothers Have to Do," "Mount Olympus / Rebellious Children," "Persephone in Bloom," "You'd Be Surprised," "Not a Chance in Hell," "Look to the Sky," "Beauty in the Darkness," "Ew!," "Irreversible," "I Will Be Your Home," "I Return to You." Released 2/8/19. CD to be released 2/22/19.

Richmond Rewrites"Richmond Rewrites"
(Soundcat Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants) performs single from the score of his musical in development, Write Me In. Released 1/30/19.

Theatre Goes Wrong: A Mischief Theatre Play Collection
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields of the Olivier Award winning Mischief Theatre. Includes The Nativity Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. 336 pages. Released date currently unknown.

Three Points of ContactThree Points of Contact
(Very Intense Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Concept album for musical with score by Ryan Scott Oliver (35mm: A Musical Exhibition). Kerstin Anderson, Ben Crawford, Gavin Creel, Katie Rose Clarke, Jenn Colella, Ben Fankhauser, Drew Gehling, Cory Jeacoma, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Taylor Iman Jones, Jo Lampert, Lindsay Mendez, Bonnie Milligan, Eric William Morris, Solea Pfeiffer, Isaac Cole Powell, Ethan Slater, Wesley Taylor, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Ryan Scott Oliver, Emily Rogers, Colton Ryan, Ryan Vasquez, Jessica Vosk, and Daniel Yearwood. Released 2/8/19.


Week of February 5, 2019

Rex HarrisonThe Incomparable Rex: Rex Harrison: The Last of the High Comedians
(Dean Street Press - Kindle Edition)
Kindle version of Patrick Garland's 1999 memoir about Rex Harrison and working with him as director on the 1991 Broadway revival of My Fair Lady. This edition features a new introduction by Simon Callow.

John PizzarelliJohn Pizzarelli Trio: For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole
(Ghostlight Deluxe - new on CD/ on mp3/at iTunes)
New album with john Pizzarelli on guitar and vocals, Mike Karn on double bass, and Konrad Paszkudzki on piano. "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "A Hundred Years from Now," "The Very Thought of You," "(I Would Do) Anything for You," "I'm Such a Hungry Man," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Body and Soul," "Nat King Cool," "When I Fall in Love," "Save the Bones for Henry Jones ('Cause Henry Don't Eat No Meat)," "Hit That Jive, Jack!," "Could-'Ja," "Red Sails in the Sunset," "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66." Produced by John Pizzarelli and co-produced by Jessica Molaskey.

River Deep"River Deep - Mountain High"
(Ghostlight Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Single written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich from upcoming cast recording. Adrienne Warren and The Tina Turner Musical original West End cast. Tina - The Tina Turner Musical expected on Broadway Fall 2019.

They Met in ArgentinaThey Met in Argentina
(Warner Archive - on DVD)
1941 film with songs by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Maureen O'Hara, James Ellison, Buddy Ebsen, Robert Barrat, Diosa Costello. Also at WBShop.com.

UbreakableUnbreakable original cast recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD at Amazon/on mp3/at iTunes)
"A Musical Chronology of the LGBTQ Experience in America." Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Features the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. Focuses on a curated selection of stories throughout American LGBTQ history from 1900 through the present day. "Unbreakable," "Gay Word," "Go to War," "Already Dead," "Just a Woman," "The Room Next Door," "Executive Order," "All People," "Purple Menace / The Happy Homosexual," "41," "Survivors," "Sylvia," "Gay Word: Reprise," "Good Things Take Time." 36-page booklet with full lyrics, performance photos, a synopsis, and liner notes from show producer Bruce Cohen. Produced by Leslie Ann Jones, with Andrew Lippa executive producer. Unbreakable will be presented by ten more choruses across the country in the 2019-2020 season. Also at GhostlightRecords.com.

College Audition GuideThe Ultimate Musical Theater College Audition Guide: Advice from the People Who Make the Decisions
(Oxford Univ Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Amy Rogers Schwartzreich. No-nonsense guide to the musical theatre audition. Written for high school students and their parents, teachers, and mentors, the book demystifies what can be an overwhelming process with step-by-step explanations of audition checkpoints. Also, advice from more than 10 top-tier program directors and faculty, as well as examples from students, parents, and experts currently working on Broadway. 224 pages.

Wicked 15thWicked 15th Anniversary Edition
(Verve/UMe - new on 2 CDs/on mp3/at iTunes)
Includes the original cast recording of Stephen Schwartz score plus bonus tracks recorded live during the October 2018 NBC special A Very Wicked Halloween: The Wizard and I" (Ariana Grande), "What Is This Feeling?" (Pentatonix), "As Long As You're Mine" (Adam Lambert and Ledisi), and "For Good (Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel with a chorus of former Elphabas and Glindas).


Week of January 29, 2019

CompanyCompany 2018 London cast digital
(Warner Music Group - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Recording of Stephen Sondheim score. Cast includes Rosalie Craig, Patti LuPone, Jonathan Bailey, Alex Gaumond, Daisy Maywood, Mel Giedroyc, George Blagden, Ashley Campbell, Richard Fleeshman, Richard Henders, Ben Lewis, Jennifer Saayeng, Matthew Seadon-Young, Gavin Spokes, Michael Colbourne, Francesca Ellis, Ewan Gillies, Grant Neal and Jaimie Pruden. "Overture," "Company," "The Little Things You Do Together," "Sorry-Grateful," "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," "Have I Got a Guy for You," "Someone Is Waiting," "Another Hundred People," "Getting Married Today," "Marry Me a Little," "Entr'Acte," "Side by Side by Side," "Poor Baby," "Tick Tock," "Barcelona," "Music Interlude," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Being Alive," "Curtain Call," "Exit Music." Recorded 11/25-26/2018. "Making of" documentary of the recording session also expected, plus the cast recording in CD format.

Contemporary Plays by African WomenContemporary Plays by African Women
(Methuen - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Niqabi Ninja by Sara Shaarawi (Egypt), Not That Woman by Tosin Jobi-Tume (Nigeria), I Want To Fly by Thembelihle Moyo (Zimbabwe), Silent Voices by Adong Judith (Uganda), Unsettled by JC Niala (Kenya), Mbuzeni by Koleka Putuma (South Africa), Bonganyi by Sophia Kwachuh Mempuh (Cameroon). For each play, also a biography of the playwright, the writer's own artistic statement, a production history of the play and a critical contextualisation of the theatrical landscape from which each woman is writing. 344 pages.

RentRent soundtrack of the Fox Live television event
(Masterworks Broadway - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack from the January 27, 2019, television program. Cast includes Vanessa Hudgens, Brandon Victor Dixon, Mario, Tinashe, Kiersey Clemons, Jordan Fisher, Brennin Hunt, Valentina, and Keala Settle. "Tune Up #1," "Voice Mail #1," "Tune Up #2," "Rent," "You Okay Honey?," "Tune Up #3," "One Song Glory," "Light My Candle," "Today 4 U," "You'll See," "Voice Mail #2," "Tango: Maureen," "Life Support," "Out Tonight," "Another Day," "Will I?," "On the Street," "Santa Fe," "I'll Cover You," "We're Okay," "Christmas Bells," "Over the Moon," "La Vie Bohème," "I Should Tell You," "La Vie Bohème B," "Seasons of Love," "Happy New Year A," "Voice Mail #3," "Happy New Year B," "Take Me Or Leave Me," "Without You," "Voice Mail #4," "Contact," "I'll Cover You (Reprise)," "Halloween," "Goodbye Love," "What You Own," "Voice Mail #5," "Finale," "Your Eyes," "Finale B," "Curtain Call," "Seasons of Love (Finale)," "Seasons of Love (Radio Edit)." 2-CD set expected March 1.

Sea WallSea Wall
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Simon Stephens (Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, On the Shore of the Wide World. The Public Theatre is presenting the New York premiere February 2019. 24 pages.

The WifeThe Wife
(Sony Pictures - new on Blu-ray/DVD)
2018 film based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer. Starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.

Wrong Side of the TracksThe Wrong Side of the Room: A Life in Music Theater
(BookBaby - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Norman Matthews. Autobiography of magazine editor, Broadway and film dancer, pianist, composer, and playwright that promises to be "... steeped in dark humor, celebrity gossip, and backstage intrigue." 324 pages. Released 10/26/18.


Week of January 22, 2019

Be More Chill KaraokeBe More Chill karaoke version
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Tracks without the lead vocals from the original cast recording of the score by Joe Iconis. "More Than Survive," "I Love Play Rehearsal," "The Squip Song," "Two-Player Game," "A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into," "Michael in the Bathroom," and "The Pitiful Children." Released in coordinaton with a Be More Chill karaoke contest.

Broadway and the BlacklistBroadway and the Blacklist
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By K. Kevyne Baar. Explores theatre during the era of McCarthyism: the Theatre Guild; the short life and death of the Federal Theatre Project; the investigations of the motion picture and television industries, and of Broadway, by the HUAC; and the role of the three major performing arts unions. Includes many photos from the author's personal collection, and appendices provide a discussion of McCarthy's role, the memos of investigator Dolores Faconti Scott, a list of prominent witnesses in the HUAC hearings, and reactions by the unions in the decades following the blacklist. 200 pages.

BulldozerBulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses original Off-Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon)
New rock musical written by Peter Galperin. Constantine Maroulis, Molly Pope, Wayne Wilcox, Ryan Knowles and Kacie Sheik, and a four-piece rock band. "Overture," "Master of the Masterplan I," "Straight Towards the Sun (Preprise)," "The View from My Imagination," "Fresh Cut Flowers," "Masterplan II," "We're Impressed," "You and I," "When the World Isn't Watching," "Masterplan III," "Everybody's Got Something to Hide," "We Like What We Like," "You'll Do It My Way," "Masterplan IV," "Don't You Dare," "There's No One Else," "You Can't See," "Lost All Sense of Direction," "You Better Listen," "Masterplan V," "Voice of the People," "Not Afraid of the Future," "There's No One Else (Reprise)," "Masterplan VI," "Straight Towards the Sun." Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

EmmaEmma
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon/on mp3)
Score by Paul Gordon. Kelli Barrett, Caitlin Brooke, Lauren "Coco" Cohn, Adam Daveline, Richert Easley, Timothy Gulan, Brian Herndon, Pamela Winslow Kashani, Dani Marcus, Don Richard, Sharon Rietkerk, and Will Reynolds. "Queen Anne's Lace," "I Made the Match Myself," "Relations," "A Gentleman's Daughter," "The Portrait," "The Argument," "Should We Ever Meet," "Have a Piece of Cake," "Mr. Robert Martin," "Home," "The Recital," "Pride and Sense," "So This Is How Love Feels," "Humiliation," "Emma," "Stranger Things Have Happened," "The Epiphany," "Badly Done," "Emma (Reprise)," "Finale." Also at BroadwayRecords.com. The full musical is available at StreamingMusicals.com.

FolliesFollies
(Arts Music/Warner Classics/National Theatre - new on mp3/at iTunes)
2017 National Theatre cast album. Stephen Sondheim score. Cast includes Imelda Staunton, Philip Quast, Janie Dee, Peter Forbes, and Tracie Bennett. "Prologue," "Beautiful Girls," "Don't Look At Me," "Waiting for the Girls Upstairs," "Rain on the Roof / Ah, Paris! / Broadway Baby (Medley)," "The Road You Didn't Take," "In Buddy's Eyes," "Who's That Woman?," "I'm Still Here," "Too Many Mornings," "The Right Girl," "One More Kiss," "Could I Leave You," "Loveland," "You're Gonna Love Tomorrow / Love Will See Us Through (Medley)," "Buddy's Blues," "Losing My Mind," "The Story of Lucy and Jessie," "Live, Laugh, Love," "End of Show." Recorded in January 2018. Released 1/18/19. CD format expected sometime in the future.

GoldsteinGoldstein original Off-Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon/on mp3)
Score by Michael Roberts. Farah Alvin, Julie Benko, Amie Bermowitz, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Zal Owen, Sarah Beth Pfeifer and Jim Stanek. "They Are Here," "Up Ahead," "I'm Still Me," "Honest As the Day Is Long," "When We Look Back," "Tell Me All," "Boys," "Visiting Your Mother," "Beloved," "Standing Beside You," "Have You Met My Parents," "For the Best," "Sherri's Reprise." Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

IndecentIndecent OBC
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Score composed by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva, plus period songs that were heard throughout the production. Featuring Mimi Lieber, Katrina Lenk, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol and Adina Verson, and musicians Matt Darriau (clarinet, bass clarinet, tin whistle), Lisa Gutkin (violin, mandolin, wood block), and Aaron Halva (accordion, baritone ukulele, piano, percussion). Katrina Lenk is also featured on viola. "Opening: Ghost Waltz," "Ale Brider," "Suitcase Song: Ich hob' nach einen koffer in Berlin," "Tour, Torah, and Ellis Island," "Welcome to Amerike: Vot can you makh?," "God of Vengeance on the Bowery," "The English Debut," "Rifkele and Manke Secret Kiss," "Ain't We Got Fun? / Ain't We Got Anguish?," "Sarah Onstage," "Broadway and the Arrest," "Dorothee and Reina Secret Kiss," "Lemml's Welcome to Eugene O'Neill," "Old Devil Sea," "Sunrise Over Staten Island / Lemml Goes Home," "Bei Mir Bistu Shein," "Letter from Poland," "Stars Lament / Ghost Waltz," "From Dust to the Attic Freyleks," "Attic Rain," "Wiegela," "Finale: Old Asch / Rifkele and Manke in the Rain." Produced by Michael Croiter, Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva. Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen served as Executive Producers. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

MutinyMutiny! OLC
(Stage Door Records - new import CD at Amazon)
1985 musical written by David Essex and Richard Crane. Digitally remastered. Cast includes David Essex as Fletcher Christian, Frank Finlay, Sinitta, Simon Packham, Anthony Johncock, Patrick Clancy, Nicola Blackman, Frank Olegario, "New World," "Friends," "The Storm," "Failed Cape Horn," "Saucy Sal," "The Lash ," "Welcome," "Wardance," "Tahiti," "Breadfruit / Will You Come Back?," "Hell," "Freedom," "Falling Angels Riding," "Bligh's Speech," "I'll Go No More a Roving." Also at StageDoorRecords.com, shipping a week earlier.

Songs for a New WorldSongs for a New World
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Jason Robert Brown. 2018 City Center Encores! Off-Center cast recording. Cast includes Shoshana Bean, Colin Donnell, Mykal Kilgore, and Solea Pfeiffer. Disc 1: "Opening: The New World," "On the Deck of a Spanish Sailing Ship, 1492," "Just One Step," "I'm Not Afraid of Anything," "The River Won't Flow," "'A new world calls me in the darkness...' (Transition)," "Stars and the Moon," "She Cries," "The Steam Train." Disc 2: "The World Was Dancing," "Surabaya-Santa," "Christmas Lullaby," "King of the World," "I'd Give It All for You," "'A new world promised it would teach me...' (Transition)," "The Flagmaker, 1775," "Flying Home," "'It's about one moment' (Transition)," "Hear My Song." Produced by Jeffrey Lesser and Jason Robert Brown, with Stacey Mindich serving as executive producer.

Pretty WomanPretty Woman: The Musical OBC vinyl
(Atlantic - new 2-LP set)
Original Broadway cast recording of Bryan Adams score. Cast includes Samantha Barks, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Eric Anderson, Ezra Knight, and Jason Danieley. "Welcome to Hollywood," "Anywhere But Here," "Something About Her (Preamble)," "Something About Her," "Luckiest Girl in The World," "Rodeo Drive," "Anywhere But Here (Reprise)," "On A Night Like Tonight," "Don't Forget to Dance," "Freedom," "You're Beautiful," "Welcome to Our World (More Champagne)," "This Is My Life," "Never Give Up on A Dream," "You and I," "I Can't Go Back," "Freedom (Reprise)," "Long Way Home," "Together Forever," "You and I (Edit)." Special 2-LP red vinyl edition. Disc: 1: "Welcome to Hollywood," "Anywhere but Here," "Something About Her (Preamble)," "Something About Her," "Luckiest Girl in the World." Disc: 2: "Rodeo Drive," "Anywhere but Here (Reprise)," "On a Night Like Tonight," "Don't Forget to Dance," "Freedom," "You're Beautiful." Disc: 3: "Welcome to Our World (More Champagne)," "This Is My Life," "Never Give Up on a Dream," "You and I." Disc: 4: "Can't Go Back," "Freedom (Reprise)," "Long Way Home," "Together Forever," "You and I (Edit)." Released 1/18/19. Released on CD, mp3 and at iTunes earlier.


Week of January 15, 2019

Ben Bagley Frank LoesserBen Bagley's Frank Loesser Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Remastered. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Additional music by Burton Lane, Arthur Schwartz, Victor Schertzinger, Matty Melnick. Performers include Jo Sullivan Loesser, Emily Loesser, Blossom Dearie, Johnny Desmond, Rhonda Fleming, Madeline Kahn, Bibi Osterwald, Gloria Swanson, and Margaret Whiting. Arrangements by Dick Hyman. Includes bonuses from the first CD release. Limited to 500 copies. At Kritzerland.com.

Ben Bagley Rodgers and HartBen Bagley's Rodgers and Hart Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Remastered. First of five Rodgers and Hart albums. Performers include Dorothy Loudon, Danny Meehan, Charlotte Rae, and Cy Young. Additional material performed by Ann Hampton Callaway, Sandy Stewart, and Arthur Siegel. Arrangements by Norman Paris. Includes bonuses from the first CD release. Limited to 500 copies. At Kritzerland.com.

Ben Bagley Rodgers and HartBen Bagley's Rodgers and Hart Revisited Volume II
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Remastered. Second of five Rodgers and Hart albums. Performers include Dorothy Loudon, Blossom Dearie, Gloria De Haven, Bibi Osterwald, Charles Rydell, and Bobby Short. Arrangements by Norman Paris. Includes bonuses from the first CD release. Limited to 500 copies. At Kritzerland.com.

DorothyDorothy: A Pastoral Comedy
(Naxos Opera - new on CD)
Alfred Cellier comic opera. Libretto by B. C. Stephenson. Premiered at the Gaiety Theatre in London on September 25, 1886. This cast includes Majella Cullagh, Lucy Vallis, Stephanie Maitland, Matt Mears, John Ieuan Jones, Edward Robinson, Patrick Relph, Michael Vincent Jones, Sebastian Maclaine. With Victorian Opera Chorus and Victorian Opera Orchestra. Richard Bonynge, conductor. Recorded at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK. Libretto available at www.naxos.com/libretti/660447. Released 1/11/19.

ChimericaChimerica and Other Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Lucy Kirkwood. Includes Chimerica, Tinderbox, it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now, small hours, and NSFW. 400 pages.

Dramatic ExchangesDramatic Exchanges: The Lives and Letters of the National Theatre
(Profile Books - Hardcover Book)
Daniel Rosenthal, editor. Brings together for the first time eight hundred of the most inspiring, dramatic and amusing letters from the life of Britain's most beloved theatre. From Laurence Olivier's gracious rejection letters to Peter Hall's combative memos; from Helen Mirren's impassioned defence of theatrical innovation to a Tory politician's brutal telegram damning a play; from fantastical good luck missives to long conspiratorial letters. This collection of correspondence offers a fascinating and celebratory look at the world of theatre and beyond. 416 pages.

The GabrielsThe Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Three-part play cycle by Richard Nelson: Hungry, What Did You Expect?, and Women of a Certain Age. 320 pages.

Little FoxesThe Little Foxes L.A. Theatre Works
(LA Theatre Works - new on CD)
Audio recording of L.A. Theatre Works 2018 production of Lillian Hellman's play, featuring Tim DeKay, Jared Harris, Jamie Harris, Joanne Whalley, Molly C. Quinn, Will Brittain, Heidi Dippold, Larry Powell, Albie Selznick, and Karen Malina White. Directed by Rosalind Ayres.

Thom Pain revisedThom Pain (based on nothing): With Other Monologues for Theatre
(Theatre Communications Group - Kindle Edition)
Play by Will Eno, in a revised TCG edition, plus nine monologues.


Week of January 8, 2019

WartofskyAll the Possibilities: Broadway Sings Wartofsky
(Yellow Sound Label - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Debut album of songs Michael Wartofsky. Farah Alvin, Kate Baldwin, Darius de Haas, Annie Golden, Aisha Jackson, Marcus Paul James, Michael Roberts McKee, Daniel Quadrino, Shayna Steele, Katie Thompson, Allie Trimm, and Alysha Umphress. Produced by Sean Patrick Flahaven. "In a Dream," "My Kiss," "All the Possibilities," "No One Quite Like You," "I've Got a Crush," "Without Your Love," "Just Between Us," "Real Thing," "Halfway," "Lament of the Real Estate Agent," "Never Far from Home." Music Direction by Eric Stern. Released 1/4/19.

Band GeeksBand Geeks: A New Musical
(Yellow Sound Label- new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
Studio recording of six songs from the score by Gaby Alter, Tommy Newman, and Mark Allen. Ruthie Ann Miles, Lindsay Mendez, Jared Gertner, Patti Murin, Alex Gemignani, Jill Abramovitz, Jason Michael Snow, F. Michael Haynie, Jacey Powers, Michael Millan, and Matt Braver. The musical premiered in 2010 at Goodspeed Musicals and has been produced regionally since. "Band Geeks," "Twirler Girl," "Lost in the Brass," "If I Had a Stage," "One Look at You," "Get It Together," "Back of the Bus." Released 1/4/19.

Dear Evan Hansen DeluxeDear Evan Hansen Deluxe
(Atlantic Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording plus cut songs and tracks sung by current cast, including Taylor Trensch. "Anybody Have a Map?," "Waving Through A Window," "For Forever," "Sincerely, Me," "Requiem," "If I Could Tell Her," "Disappear," "You Will Be Found," "To Break In a Glove," "Only Us," "Good For You," "Words Fail," "So Big / So Small," "Finale." Bonus Tracks: "Obvious" (Taylor Trensch) "Hiding In Your Hands" (Mallory Bechtel) "Part Of Me" (Dear Evan Hansen August 2018 Broadway Cast) "In The Bedroom Down The Hall" (Demo, Rachel Bay Jones & Jennifer Laura Thompson) "Disappear" (acoustic, Taylor Trensch and Alex Boniello) "Waving Through A Window" (Katy Perry). Released 11/3/18 on mp3 and at iTunes.

Earl WrightsonAn Enchanted Evening on Broadway with Earl Wrightson / Ballads of a Soldier of Fortune
(Sepia Records - new import CD)
First time on CD, two albums from Broadway baritone Earl Wrightson (Firebrand of Florence, The New Moon, who also appeared on TV ("Earl Wrightson at Home" and "The American Musical Theatre") and radio. Songs from the worlds of musical comedy, film and operetta. 26 tracks. Released 10/5/18.

Gisele MacKenzieGisele MacKenzie sings "Dominique" and Other Favorites
(Sepia Records - import CD)
28 of Gisele MacKenzie's recordings from 1955 to 1962 including "Dominique", popular standards - "Unchained Melody," "Blue Tango," "C'est Si Bon" and " The Song from Moulin Rouge," and her single releases, many of them making their debut appearance on CD such as "Mr. Telephone," "Dance If You Want To Dance," "The Star You Wished Upon Last Night," "Oh, Pain! Oh, Agony!," "The Waltz That Broke My Heart," "This I Know," "Never Go 'Way," "They're Playing Our Song," "You Dream Of Me" and "In Milano." 28 tracks. Released 6/8/18.

Lullabies 2Lullabies of Broadway, Act II
(Broadway Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Mimi Bessette (Bonnie & Clyde) presents a second edition of Broadway songs arranged as soothing lullabies. "The Rainbow Connection," "Clusters of Crocus / Come to My Garden," "Morning Glow," "I Can't Wait," "Everything Changes," "Hushabye Mountain," "Beauty and the Beast," "Come Down from the Tree," "The Colors of My Life," "Sylvia's Lullaby," "Moonshine Lullaby," "No One Is Alone," "Till There Was You," "Finding Wonderland," "More I Cannot Wish You," "Come to My Garden (Reprise)." Released 12/14/18.

Mary Poppins Returns SongbookMary Poppins Returns: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
(Easy Piano Songbook) Score by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. Includes new original songs from the soundtrack: "Can You Imagine That," "A Cover Is Not the Book," "Nowhere to Go But Up," "The Place Where Lost Things Go," "The Royal Doulton Music Hall," "Trip a Little Light Fantastic," "Turning Turtle," and more. Includes an 8-page section of color artwork from the film. 72 pages. Released 12/19/18.

One Last Time"One Last Time (44 Remix)"
(Atlantic Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Final #Hamildrop, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, with featuring Christopher Jackson, BeBe Winans, and Barack Obama. Released 12/21/18.

Painted RocksThe Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Athol Fugard. Produced in 2015 at Signature Theater. 72 pages.

Practically PoppinsPractically Poppins in Every Way: A Magical Carpetbag of Countless Wonders
(Disney Editions Deluxe - Hardcover Book)
By Jeff Kurti. Culled from the collections of the Walt Disney Archives, the Walt Disney Archives Photo Library, the Walt Disney Animation Studios Animation Research Library, the Disney Publishing Archives, Disney Theatrical Group, and the Walt Disney Imagineering Art Library. A document of the development behind Mary Poppins on page, screen, stage, and even theme park attractions. Selected from hundreds of thousands of documents, illustrations, conceptual materials, sketches, drawings, paintings, and photographs this illustrated celebration of all things 'Poppins' features meticulously reproduced art with lavish production values in a beautiful large-format volume that is destined to become a spectacular keepsake for fans of Mary Poppins in all her varied incarnations as well as for film fans, stage aficionados, art enthusiastsand Disney fans everywhere. Published 11/6/18.

The PromThe Prom
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of score by Matthew Sklar (music) and and Chad Beguelin (lyrics). Cast includes Courtenay Collins, Beth Leavel, Michael Potts, Caitlin Kinnunen, Isabelle McCalla, Brooks Ashmanskas, Josh Lamon, Christopher Sieber, Angie Schworer, Nathan Johnson. "Changing Lives," "Changing Lives (Reprise)," "Just Breathe," "It's Not About Me," "Dance with You," "The Acceptance Song," "You Happened," "We Look to You," "Tonight Belongs to You," "Zazz," "The Lady's Improving," "Love Thy Neighbor," "Alyssa Greene," "Barry Is Going to Prom," "Unruly Heart," "It's Time to Dance." Released on mp3 and at iTunes on 12/14/18.

RageRage
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Heisenberg). Premiered at the Thalia Theatre, Hamburg in Autumn 2016, had its UK premiere at the Royal Welsh School of Music 2018.


Week of December 18, 2018

The AntipodesThe Antipodes
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Annie Baker. Debuted at NY Signature Theatre in Spring 2017. 160 pages.

A Carol ChristmasA Carol Christmas original cast recording
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
New musical score by Music and Lyrics by Bruce Kimmel Book by Doug Haverty. Orchestrations and music direction by Richard Allen. To ship by third week in December. At Kritzerland.com.

Travis Moser Danglin'"Danglin'": Travis Moser
(new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Travis Moser sings "Danglin'" by Maury Yeston.

Still HappyDanny Bacher: Still Happy
(Whaling City Sound - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Singer-sax player Danny Bacher, with Allen Farnham, piano; Dean Johnson, bass; Alvester Garnett, drums; Harry Allen, tenor saxophone; Charles Caranicas, trumpet, flugelhorn; Rolando Morales-Matos, percussion. "Getting Some Fun out of Life," "Laughing at Life," "In Spite of All This I'm Still Happy," "Shakin' the Blues Away," "Hooray for Hollywood," "Lucky to Be Me," "Joie de vivre," "Estrada Branca," "Joy Spring," "Lazy Afternoon," "Get Happy," "Cloudy / Nuages." Arrangements by Allen Farnham; co-arranged by Danny Bacher. Produced by Jeff Levenson and recorded at Teaneck Sound Studio. Released 9/28/18.

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Jennifer RobertsAn Evening with Jennifer Roberts
(on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
"Travel / The Glamorous Life / Little Gray House," "Nobody's Heart," "I Walk a Little Faster," "I Didn't Know About You," "Mean to Me," "The Ballad of the Shape of Things," "On the Other Side of the Tracks," "Live Alone and Like It / By Myself," "Sweet Kentucky Ham," "Home," "You There in the Back Row," "Lucky to Be Me," "People Get Ready." Arrangements by Tedd Firth, with Steve Doyle and Todd Hubbard on bass. Features special appearances by Tom Wopat, Lance Roberts, Jason Ellis, Sidney Myer, Jonathan West and Peter Carey. Released 3/27/18.

Laura DickinsonLaura Dickinson: Auld Lang Syne
(Music and Mirror records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
"Happy Holiday / The Holiday Season," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Christmas Is Starting Now," "Peace and Joy," "The Man with the Bag," "Love, You Didn't Do Right by Me," "A Marshmallow World," "Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Auld Lang Syne." Released 9/18/18.

HumanologyPeter Jöback: Humanology
(Sinclair Entertainment - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Scandinavian singer-actor (The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Kristina). "Shape of You," "How Great It Is," "Rushing into Love," "The Mask," "Addicted," "I Want to Know," "What If Tomorrow Never Comes," "Dancing," "Call Me By Your Name," "Believer."

Treasury of Jewish Christmas SongsA Treasury Of Jewish Christmas Songs
(new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Jake Ehrenreich with Roger Kellaway Trio. 2017 album with bonus track. Songs from Jewish writers. "A Holly Jolly Christmas," "The Christmas Waltz," "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," "Winter Wonderland," "Christmas Time Is Here," "Home for the Holidays," "White Christmas," "A Christmas Love Song," "Let It Snow," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Silver Bells," "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" plus bonus track "The Christmas Song."

Whos HolidayWho's Holiday: A Comedy with a Twist of Rhyme
(Broadway Play Publishing Inc. - Paperback book)
Play by Matthew Lombardo. "raunchy riff on Dr Seuss’s yuletide tale" first presented in 2017 at Westside Theatre. Published 3/30/18.


Week of December 11, 2018

2am at the Sands2 AM at the Sands
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
World premiere recording. An imagined evening of Frank Sinatra's legendary concerts. Andrew Samonsky and the 2 AM at the Sands orchestra. "Come Fly With Me," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Mr. Bojangles," "That's Amore," "Help Yourself," "You Make Me Feel So Young," "April in Paris," "One For My Baby," "Luck Be a Lady," "My Kind of Town," "New York, New York," "What the World Needs Now is Love." Recorded live at the Rubicon Theater in Ventura, California, using the original legendary Quincy Jones charts by arrangement with Frank Sinatra Productions. Currently at BroadwayRecords.com.

Anastasia vinylAnastasia vinyl
(Broadway Records - new vinyl LP)
OBC recording of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens score. Double disc colored vinyl set with new cover artwork. Bonus track: duet of Liz Callaway and Christy Altomare singing "Journey to the Past" with Stephen Flaherty on piano. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

A Christmas Story Live!A Christmas Story Live!
(Warner Music Group - new on CD)
Soundtrack recording of Fox 12/17/17 televised musical. Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Cast includes Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer, David Alan Grier, Ken Jeong, Andy Walken and PrettyMuch. "Count on Christmas," "It All Comes Down to Christmas," "Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun," "The Genius on Cleveland Street," "When You're a Wimp," "Ralphie to the Rescue!," "What a Mother Does," "A Major Award," "Ralphie's Nightmare," "In the Market for a Miracle," "Sticky Situation," "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!," "Just Like That," "At Higbee's," "Before the Old Man Comes Home," "Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana," "Red Ryder (Reprise #3)/Ralphie To The Rescue! (Reprise)," "A Christmas Story." Released on mp3 and at iTunes in December 2017.

A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol the Musical
(new digital album)
Score by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell. Re-telling of Charles Dickens Christmas tale. First appeared Off-Broadway at the Players Theatre in 2008 and has been revived every year in December. 2015 Off-Broadway cast includes Eric Fletcher, Andrew James Poole, Bekah Shade, Aaron Castle, Brianna Hurley, Rebecca Pomeranz, Courtney Hansen, Zanden Hogrelius. "Prologue," "Marley," "Mankind Is Your Business," "Ghost of Christmas Past," "Jingle Bells," "Young Scrooge," "Fezzi Jig (O Christmas Tree)," "Belle," "Regret," "Ghost of Christmas Present," "Joy to the World," "Bob Cratchit’s Home," "Silent Night," "Nephew Fred," "Oh Come All Ye Faithful / Carol of the Bells," "Ghost of Christmas yet to Come," "Penny Pinchers," "Graveyard," "Christmas Day," "Regret Reprise," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." Digital album, tracks, and clips available at CDBaby.com.

The Dancing YearsThe Dancing Years studio recording
(JAY Records - new on 2 CDs/at iTunes)
First complete recording. Ivor Novello / Christopher Hassall score. Valeria Masterson, Louise Winter, David Fieldsend, Lynton Black, Mary Hegarty, Katrina Murphy, Tinuke Olafimihan, and Janie Dee. National Symphony Orchestra Conducted by John Owen Edwards and Craig Barna. "Recorded over the years" at at Abbey Road Studios and Angel Studios, London. Also at Amazon UK and JayRecords.com. Released 12/7/18.

Gettin' the Band OBCGettin' The Band Back Together OBC
(Sh-K-Boom Records - new on CD)
Score by Mark Allen. Cast includes Mitchell Jarvis, Jay Klaitz, Manu Narayan, Paul Whitty, Sawyer Nunes, Marilu Henner, Kelli Barrett, Becca Kötte, Garth Kravits, Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, and Brandon Williams. "Jersey," "How Does Your Mouthfeel," "One of Those Guys," "Gettin' the Band Back Together," "Find the One," "Best Day of My Life," "Best Day of My Life (Reprise)," "WWJPD (What Would Joe Perry Do)," "Hava Nagila," "Second Chances," "I Just Want Real," "Life Without Parole," "Battle of Your Life," "Bart's Confession," "Best Band in the World," "Do Over," "Jersey (Reprise)," "Bows." Previously released on mp3 and at iTunes

I and YouI and You
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Lauren Gunderson. Play by Lauren Gunderson. 88 pages. Released 11/29/18.

Jesus Chrsit Superstar vinylJesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
(new 2-LP vinyl set)
Live musical concert televised on NBC on April 1, 2018. Cast includes John Legend, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles, Brandon Victor Dixon, Norm Lewis, Jason Tam, Ben Daniels, Jin Ha, Erik Grönwall. Released earlier on CD and digitally on mp3 and at iTunes. Released 4/27/18.

Matthew CrokeMatt Croke: Only Dreaming
(new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Star of London's Aladdin debut album. Produced and orchestrated by Alan Williams. "Proud of Your Boy," "Fight the Dragons," "Not While I'm Around," "Singin' in the Rain," "Go The Distance," "Something's Coming," "Beautiful City," "Who Better Than Me?," "Come What May," "A Whole New World," (with Hiba Elchikhe),"This Is Not Over Yet," "Somebody's Got You Back," (with Trevor Dion Nicholas),"Home," "Goodbye," "Proud of Your Boy/Endless Night" (with Nick Afoa). Released 12/7/18.

The PromThe Prom digital
(Masterworks Broadway - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Original Broadway cast recording of score by Matthew Sklar (music) and and Chad Beguelin (lyrics). Cast includes Courtenay Collins, Beth Leavel, Michael Potts, Caitlin Kinnunen, Isabelle McCalla, Brooks Ashmanskas, Josh Lamon, Christopher Sieber, and Angie Schworer Nathan Johnson. "Changing Lives," "Changing Lives (Reprise)," "Just Breathe," "It's Not About Me," "Dance with You," "The Acceptance Song," "You Happened," "We Look to You," "Tonight Belongs to You," "Zazz," "The Lady's Improving," "Love Thy Neighbor," "Alyssa Greene," "Barry Is Going to Prom," "Unruly Heart," "It's Time to Dance." CD to be released 1/11/19.

My Fair Lady vinylMy Fair Lady vinyl
(Broadway Records - new vinyl LP album)
Lincoln Center cast recording of score by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner's score. Cast includes Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, Diana Rigg as Mrs. Higgins, Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica, Linda Mugleston, and Manu Narayan. Album produced by David Lai and Ted Sperling. "Overture," "Why Can't the English?," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?," "With a Little Bit of Luck," "I'm An Ordinary Man," "Just You Wait," "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Ascot Gavotte," "On the Street Where You Live," "LP2 the Embassy Waltz," "You Did It," "Show Me," "The Flower Market," "Get Me to the Church on Time," "A Hymn to Him," "Without You," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "Finale."

Something for the BoysSomething for the Boys
(PS Classics - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
2018 studio cast recording Cole Porter score. Danny Burstein, Elizabeth Stanley, Andréa Burns, Edward Hibbert, Sara Jean Ford, and Philip Chaffin. "Overture," "Prologue: Announcement of Inheritance," "See That You're Born in Texas," "When My Baby Goes to Town," "When My Baby Goes to Town (Dance)," "Something for the Boys," "When We're Home on the Range," "Could It Be You?," "Hey, Good Lookin'," "Hey, Good Lookin' (Dance)," "He's a Right Guy," "Carborundum," "The Leader of a Big-Time Band," "The Leader of a Big-Time Band (Dance)," "Finale Act I," "I'm in Love With a Soldier Boy," "There's a Happy Land in the Sky," "He's a Right Guy (Reprise)," "Betty Bruce Specialty," "By the Mississinewah," "Finale Ultimo." Original orchestrations under the direction of Constantine Kitsopoulos and Greg Jarrett.

Springsteen on BroadwaySpringsteen on Broadway
(Sony - new on 2 CDs/mp3/4-LP vinyl set/at iTunes)
Solo acoustic performance written and performed by Bruce Springsteen at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Complete live performance of Springsteen on Broadway with special appearance by Patti Scialfa. Growin' Up (introduction), "Growin' Up," My Hometown (introduction), "My Hometown," My Father's House (introduction), "My Father's House," The Wish (introduction), "The Wish," Thunder Road (introduction), "Thunder Road," The Promised Land (introduction), "The Promised Land," Born In the U.S.A. (introduction), "Born In the U.S.A.," Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (introduction), "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," Tougher Than the Rest (introduction), "Tougher Than the Rest," Brilliant Disguise (introduction), "Brilliant Disguise," Long Time Comin' (introduction), "Long Time Comin'," The Ghost of Tom Joad (introduction), "The Ghost of Tom Joad," The Rising," Dancing In the Dark (introduction), "Dancing In the Dark," Land of Hope and Dreams," Born to Run (introduction), "Born to Run." Single track "Land of Hope and Dreams" released on 11/2/18 on mp3 and at iTunes.


Week of December 4, 2018

Adapting Wizard of OzAdapting The Wizard of Oz: Musical Versions from Baum to MGM and Beyond
(Oxford Univ Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Danielle Birkett and Dominic McHugh, editors, bring together insights from eleven experts into the varied musical forms this great American myth has taken in the past century. Starting with the early adaptations of L. Frank Baum's story, the book also explores the writing, composition and reception of the MGM film, its importance in queer culture, stage adaptations of the movie, cult classic The Wiz, Stephen Schwartz's Broadway blockbuster Wicked, and the cultural afterlife of the iconic Arlen-Harburg songs. 272 pages.

Bridges of Madison County vocal scoreThe Bridges of Madison County vocal score
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Vocal score from the 2014 Broadway musical featuring music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown based on the novel by Robert James Waller. 240 pages.

Brigadoon EncoresBrigadoon
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
2017 City Center cast recording of Lerner & Loewe score. Cast includes Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Wilson, Stephanie J. Block, Robert Fairchild. Encores! Orchestra led by Music Director Rob Berman. "Prologue," "Brigadoon / Vendors' Calls / MacConnachy Square," "Waitin' for My Dearie," "I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean," "I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean," "The Heather on the Hill," "The Love of My Life," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," "Almost Like Being in Love," "Sword Dance and Reel," "The Chase," "There but for You Go I," "My Mother's Weddin' Day," "From This Day On / Farewell Music," "Reprises," "Finale." Album produced by Kurt Deutsch, Lawrence Manchester, Rob Berman and Emily Altman. Recorded 5/14-5/15.

CrossroadsCrossroads: Ry Armstrong & Friends
(Broadway Records - new digital album/at iTunes)
Re-release. New arrangements of musical favorites. Angel Reca, Nick Adams, Matt Rosell, Heath Saunders, Allen Fitzpatrick, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Keaton Whittaker. Entirely non-profit with all proceeds from the album being donated to Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre: Rising Star Project at 5th Avenue Theatre, The Northwest Choirs and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Dearest Lenny: Letters from Japan and the Making of the World Maestro
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Mari Yoshihara. Personal letters from a woman who began writing fan letters to Bernstein in 1947 and became a close family friend, and a young man who fell in love with the maestro in 1979 and later became his business representative. The letters convey how Bernstein's compositions, recordings, and performances touched his audiences around the world, painting a vivid picture of the historical, social, and economic context in which these two individuals' unusual relationships with Bernstein emerged and evolved. 320 pages.

Lena Hall Chris CornellLena Hall Obsessed: Chris Cornell
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Final in the series. "Black Hole Sun," "Fell on Black Days," "Like a Stone," "Sunshower."

Loser Geek"Loser Geek Whatever" (from Be More Chill)
(Ghostlight Records - new 3-track single on mp3/at iTunes)
Brand-new single from Broadway-bound musical Be More Chill performed by its star, Will Roland. Includes "Loser Geek Whatever" single, plus the instrumental track, and a special acoustic version featuring Will Roland and Joe Iconis. Written by Joe Iconis. Produced by Kurt Deutsch, Joe Iconis, and Charlie Rosen. Released 11/30/18.

Lost West End RevuesLost West End Revues: London's Forgotten Revues 1940-1962
(Stage Door Records - new import 2-CD set)
Songs from 35 West End productions from 1940 - 1962. 50 tracks (including over 20 tracks appearing on CD for the first time) from composers including Noel Coward, Vivian Ellis, Sandy Wilson, Lionel Bart, Leslie Bricusse, Charles Zwar, and Alan Melville. Maggie Smith, Kenneth Williams, Hermione Gingold, Noel Coward, Beatrice Lillie, Joyce Grenfell, Anthony Newley, Gillian Lynne, Fenella Fielding, Sheila Hancock, Millicent Martin, Bud Flanagan, Dora Bryan, Cyril Ritchard, Bernard Cribbins and more. 16-page booklet. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.

Mary Poppins ReturnsMary Poppins Returns
(Disney - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack for December 2018 musical film. Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Dick Van Dyke. Songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. "(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky," "Overture," "A Conversation," "Can You Imagine That?," "The Royal Doulton Music Hall," "Introducing Mary Poppins," "A Cover Is Not the Book," "The Place Where Lost Things Go," "Turning Turtle," "Trip a Little Light Fantastic," "The Place Where Lost Things Go (Reprise)," "Trip a Little Light Fantastic (Reprise)," "Nowhere to Go But Up," "(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky (Reprise)," "Theme from Mary Poppins Returns," "Kite Takes Off," "Mary Poppins Arrives," "Magic Papers," "Banks in the Bank," "Into the Royal Doulton Bowl," "Rescuing Georgie," "Off to Topsy’s," "Chase Through the Bank," "Lost in a Fog," "Goodbye Old Friend," "Race to Big Ben," "End Title Suite."


Week of November 27, 2018

Cheering for Me Now"Cheering For Me Now"
(Atlantic Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Music by John Kander, lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Orchestra conducted by Alex Lacamoire. Released 11/20/18.

PlansCheyenne Jackson: Plans
(Lefthook Entertainment - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New holiday song from Cheyenne Jackson, with Catey Shaw. Produced by Jay Levine and Richard Gottehrer. Released 10/19/18.

Berlin TravelogueChip Deffaa's an Irving Berlin Travelogue
(new on CD/mp3)
"I Lost My Heart in Dixieland," "There's Something Nice About the South," "When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam'," "When You're Down in Louisville (Call on Me)," "Virginia Lou," "In Florida Among the Palms," "There's a Girl in Arizona," "I'm Down in Honolulu," "I Want to Go Back to Michigan (Down on the Farm)," "I've Gotta Go Back to Texas," "San Francisco Bound," "I Was Aviating Around," "I Want to Be in Dixie," "The International Rag," "Araby," "Harem Life," "Montmartre," "Come to the Land of the Argentine," "Hurry Back to My Bamboo Shack," "Spanish Love," "Oh How That German Could Love," "From Here to Shanghai," "I'll See You in C-U-B-A," "There's a Girl in Havana," "Homesick," "I Beg Your Pardon, Dear Old Broadway," "When I Get Back to the USA," "Home Again Blues," "Homeward Bound." Released 9/28/18.

Gigi BerminghamGigi Bermingham: Cabaret Noel
(Matthew Goldsby - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Los Angeles theatre and TV actress holiday cabaret album. "I Know What You Want for Christmas" (Live), "Les champs de l'amour," "Christmas in Paris, Texas," "Josephine," "Le petit Noel," "Santa's Cha Cha," "Les neiges de Finlande," "Hollywood Frost" (Live), "The Christmas Letter," "Le Noel de la rue" (Live), "Thank You." Released 10/1/18.

Hundred DaysHundred Days original cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Music and lyrics by The Bengsons. The cast of the recent production at New York Theatre Workshop includes Colette Alexander, Abigail Bengson, Shaun Bengson, Jo Lampert, Dani Markham and Reggie D. White. "Vows," "My Skin Is Made of a Thousand Doors," "I Will Wait For You," "God Can Be a City Boy," "Lie Next to Me," "The Drop," "Creature," "The Ramp," "Lift Me," "Hundred Days," "The Years Go By," "Salt Palace," "Three Legged Dog," "The Long Goodbye (Will's Lament)," "Bells," "What Else Can I Do?." Produced by The Bengsons, Ian Kagey, and Kurt Deutsch, with Erica Rotstein, Seaview Productions, Family Matters LLC, Alexander R. Donnelly, and Dana M. Lerner serving as executive producers. CD format to be released at a later date. Also at GhostlightRecords.com. Released on mp3 and at iTunes on 9/18/18.

Seeing YouI'll Be Seeing You, Love Songs of WWII: Andrea Marcovicci
(Andreasong - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
1994 live cabaret recording in digital format. "The Picture in the Hall," "I've Heard That Song Before / Sentimental Journey," Monologue 1: The Girl in the Picture, All of My Life, Monologue 2: Songs of the Big Bands, "Big Band Medley: Serenade in Blue / Moonlight Serenade / Moonglow," "Reading from a Lovely Leave," "Speak Low," "We'll Meet Again / I'll Be Seeing You," "I’ll Walk Alone," "They're Either Too Young or Too Old," "Dream Medley: I’ll Be Home for Christmas / I’m Getting Tired so I Can Sleep / Dream / Dream Dancing / You’d Be so Nice to Come Home To / White Christmas," "Reading from an Ancient Gesture," "You'll Never Know / Lover Man / Skylark," "I Said No / You Can't Say No to a Soldier / I'm Doing It for Defense," "My Sister and I," "The Last Time I Saw Paris / London Pride," "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square," "The White Cliffs of Dover / When the Lights Go on Again All over the World," "It's Been a Long, Long Time," "My Shining Hour." Released 11/1/18.

I'm Not RunningI'm Not Running
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by David Hare. Premieres at the National Theatre, London, in October 2018.

MameMame
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1974 film version of musical featuring score by Jerry Herman and book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee. Lucille Ball, Bea Arthur, Robert Preston, Bruce Davison, Jane Connell, Joyce Van Patten. Directed by Gene Saks. 131 minutes.

Noel the MusicalNoël - The Musical
(VenuWorks Theatricals - new on CD/mp3)
Christmas musical by Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer, and Liam Bates with international cast from London's West End and Broadway, including Jessica Vosk, Stephen Carlile, James Byng, Lynn Hilary, Daniel Furlong. "Overture," "Dear Santa," "Invisible," "What Are We to Do?," "Woe Is Me," "No Good News Today," "Water, Love and Kisses," "Christmas Is for Everyone," "Hope Is in the Heavens," "Life Ain't Fair," "Where Dreams Come True," "This Man," "A Stitch in Time," "Fairy Story Girl," "I'll Be There," "The Noël." Recorded in Dublin, London and New York. Digital album at CDBaby.com. CD at NoeltheMusical.com.

Norm LewisThe Norm Lewis Christmas Album
(Norell Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
"My Favorite Things," "Fever," "The Gift of Love," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)," "Mary, Did You Know?," "The Little Drummer Boy," "Where Is Love?," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (with Bobby Lewis)," "Santa Baby," "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?," "Bring Him Home," "Ave Maria / O, Holy Night," "Home," "What's Going On," "Peace on Earth," "Thank You for Your Love, "Why Couldn't It Be Christmas Every Day?" (with Darius De Haas, Mykal Kilgore & Destan Owens). Produced by Richard Jay-Alexander and Norm Lewis. Jeremy Katz serves as Executive Producer. Joseph Joubert is musical director with George Farmer on electric and upright bass and Perry Cavari on percussion and drums. Released 11/22/18.

School of Rock DeluxeSchool of Rock the Musical Deluxe
(Warner Bros - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast album plus bonus tracks by original cast: "I'm Too Hot for You," "If Only You Would Listen" (Alternate Version), "In the End of Time (Rock Version)," and new song "School of Rock — The Musical (Medley)" sung by Kurt Hugo Schneider, Kirsten Collins and OBC (released in video, available at YouTube.com).

Secret Garden vinylThe Secret Garden OBC recording
(new 2-LP vinyl album)
Vinyl edition of original Broadway cast album, score by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman. Cast features Daisy Eagan, Mandy Patinkin, Rebecca Luker, John Cameron Mitchell, Robert Westenberg, and Alison Fraser. Available exclusively at Barnes & Noble. Released 11/16/18.

Telly LeungTelly Leung: "All I Want for Christmas is You"
(Yellow Sound Label - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Aladdin star with an updated version of the holiday classic to benefit ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty). Arrangement by Lynne Shankel.

Theater of the RidiculousTheater of the Ridiculous: A Critical History
(McFarland - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Kelly I. Aliano. Comprehensive overview of the important practitioners of Theater of the Ridiculous, along with critical commentary of their work. Charles Ludlam, the B movies of Maria Montez, the Pop Art scene of Andy Warhol, the founding of the Play-House of the Ridiculous and the dawn of Ludlam's career and finally to the contemporary theater scene. 277 pages.


Week of November 20, 2018

Dance in AmericaDance in America: A Reader's Anthology: A Library of America Special Publication
(Library of America - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Mindy Aloff, editor. Foreword by Robert Gottlieb. Draws content from dancers and dance creators, impresarios and critics, and enthusiastic literary observers - to trace the evolution of American dance in all its many forms and locales, classical, modern, and vernacular. 650 pages.

Heather HeadleyHeather Headley: Broadway My Way
(new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Lion King and Aida star with a new solo album. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "For Good," "Look to the Rainbow," "My House," "Home," "All the Man That I Need," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," "She Used to Be Mine," "True Colors." Produced by Paul Mills with executive producer Chris Thomason. Released 11/12/18.


Week of November 13, 2018

Carols for a Cure 20Carols For A Cure 2018: Volume 20
(Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS - new on 2 CDs)
Annual collection of holiday music from the casts of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and touring shows. Disc One: "Disco (Winter) Wonderland" (Summer), "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (Mean Girls), "On This Christmas Night" (Hamilton), "When We're Together" (Frozen), "It's Just Like Christmas" (Anastasia), "Silent Night" (The Phantom of the Opera), "Head Over Holidays" (Head Over Heels), "You're Auld I Need to Get By" (Aladdin), "O Holy Night" (Beautiful). Disc Two: "Christmas Eve on A Dance Floor" (Chicago), "Deck the Halls/Carols of the Bells" (Once on This Island), "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" (Dear Evan Hansen), "O Christmas Tree" (Kinky Boots), "A New Earth" (Wicked), "The Seven Joys Mary-Come From Away), "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (My Fair Lady), "Auld Lang Syne" (Pretty Woman), "Over the Rainbow" (A Tribute to Jan Maxwell). Available at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS store. Previous year releases are available on Amazon.com.

A Christmas Story LiveA Christmas Story Live!
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-ray/DVD)
2017 live TV show based on the musical with book by Joseph Robinette, and score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, itself based on a story by Jean Shepherd. Cast includes Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer, David Alan Grier, Ken Jeong, Andy Walken and PrettyMuch. Scott Ellis executive producer and Alex Rudzinski the live television director.

Christine Andreas PiafChristine Andreas: Piaf: No Regrets
(PS Classics - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
"Hymne à l'amour / If You Love Me (Really Love Me)," "L'Accordéoniste," "La valse de l'amour," "Mon légionnaire," "Autumn Leaves," "Mon manège à moi," "The Poor People of Paris," "Padam padam...," "Ne me quitte pas (If You Go Away)," "Sous le ciel de Paris (Under Paris Skies)," "I Love Paris / La Vie en rose," "Mon Dieu," "Non, je ne regrette rien," "Milord." Accompanied by 32-piece orchestra. Released 11/9/18. [not included last Tuesday.]

Dance NationDance Nation
(Oberon - Paperback Book)
Play by Clare Barron. Produced at Playwrights Horizons in 2018. 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. 96 pages.

Liz Callaway Beautiful CityLiz Callaway: "Beautiful City"
(Working Girl Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Stephen Schwartz song from Godspell. Liz Callaway is backed by a choir and full orchestra. Released 11/9/18.

Greatest Showman ReimaginedThe Greatest Showman: Reimagined Deluxe
(Atlantic - new on 2 CDs/on mp3/at iTunes)
Companion to Atlantic's soundtrack to te 20th Century Fox musical film. Covers of the songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. "The Greatest Show" (Panic! At The Disco), "A Million Dreams" (P!nk), "A Million Dreams (Reprise)" (Willow Sage Hart), "Come Alive" (Years & Years and Jess Glynne), "The Other Side" (MAX & Ty Dolla $ign), "Never Enough" (Kelly Clarkson), "This Is Me (The Reimagined Remix)" (Keala Settle, Kesha & Missy Elliott), "Rewrite The Stars" (James Arthur & Anne-Marie), "Tightrope" (Sara Bareilles), "From Now On" (Zac Brown Band). Bonus tracks: "The Greatest Show" (Pentatonix), "Come Alive" (Craig David), "This Is Me" (Kesha), plus original soundstrack.

Miss You Like HellMiss You Like Hell
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Public Theater cast recording of Quiara Alegría Hudes / Erin McKeown score. Marinda Anderson, Danny Bolero, Andrew Cristi, Latoya Edwards, Shawna M. Hamic, Marcus Paul James, Gizel Jiménez, David Patrick Kelly, Michael Mulheren, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Martín Solá. "Lioness (Prologue & Prayer)," "Sundays," "Mothers," "Received," "Yellowstone," "My Bell's Been Rung," "Over My Shoulder," "Bibliography," "Baggage," "Castaway Comments," "Tamales," "Now I'm Here," "Dirtiest Deed," "Yellowstone (Reprise)," "Dance With Me," "Lioness," "Court Clothes," "Miss You Like Hell," "Over My Shoulder (Reprise)," "Epilogue." Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunesAlso at GhostlightRecords.com.

My Big Gay Italian WeddingMy Big Gay Italian Wedding
(Breaking Glass Pictures - new on DVD)
Film version of Anthony J. Wilkinson's 2003 play. Cast includes Alessandro Genovesi, Salvatore Esposito, Monica Guerritore. Directed by Alessandro Genovesi. 90 minutes.

Rise Up!Rise Up!: Broadway and American Society from 'Angels in America' to 'Hamilton'
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
By Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune). "... tells the story of Broadway's renaissance from the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, via the disaster that was Spiderman: Turn off the Dark through the unparalleled financial, artistic and political success of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton." 240 pages.

Sound of MusicThe Sound Of Music Live (UK)
(Shout! Factory - new Blu-ray/DVD)
Classic musical Rodgers & Hammerstein score and book by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay score. Live December 2015 broadcast on ITV. Cast includes : Kara Tointon, Katherine Kelly, Alexander Armstrong, Julian Ovenden, Mel Giedroyc, Maria Friedman, Guy Trundle, Tom Sargent and Zac Lester. To be aired on November 9, 2018, on PBS as part of the "Great Performances" schedule. Released in the U.K. in 2016. Released 11/9/18.

Steve RossSteve Ross: It's Almost Christmas Eve
(Harbinger Records/Musical Theater Project - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Steve Ross with SuEllen Estey, Ron Spivak, and Benjamin Weil. "Sing a Little Song of Christmas," "The Christmas Waltz," "Snow Flakes," "Snow," "Goin' on a Sleigh Ride," "It's Almost Christmas Eve," "Christmas Eve," "Lovers on Christmas Eve," "Christmas in New York," "Santa Claus: A Syncopated Christmas Song," "Who Says There Ain't No Santa Claus?," "Toyland," "We Need a Little Christmas," "A New Deal for Christmas," "I Saw Three Ships," "Three Ships," "Happy Christmas, Little Friend," "If I Had Three Wishes for Christmas," "Together This Christmas," "A Fact Can Be a Beautiful Thing," "I Don't Remember Christmas," "After the Holidays," "The Twelve Days After Christmas," "A Christmas Wish for You," "The Wassail Song." Arrangements by Steve Ross.

Travis MoserTravis Moser: "And So It Goes"
(new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Song written by Billy Joel. Released 11/2/18.


Week of November 6, 2018

The Broadway MelodyThe Broadway Melody
(Warner Archive - new DVD)
1929 musical film. Charles King, Anita Page, Bessie Love, Jed Prouty. Original music by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown. Directed by Harry Beaumont.

Clues to Acting Shakespeare 3Clues to Acting Shakespeare (Third Edition)
(Allworth Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Wesley Van Tassel. Guide for actors, directors, teachers and Shakespeare enthusiasts. New edition is expanded to include: a new section to aid community theatres to perform Shakespeare’s plays, including five recorded workshops of community theatre actors coached and trained by the author; updates to the sections on training student actors (MFA and BFA programs), and professional actors (including audition tips) highlighted by twenty author-coached workshops with professional and advanced student actors; improved section for teachers of high school and child actors with worksheets and sample lesson plans; and new exercises and resources for all levels of acting and production. 360 pages. Released October 2018.

Dear Evan Hansen DeluxeDear Evan Hansen Deluxe
(Atlantic Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast recording plus cut songs and tracks sung by current cast, including Taylor Trensch. "Anybody Have a Map?," "Waving Through A Window," "For Forever," "Sincerely, Me," "Requiem," "If I Could Tell Her," "Disappear," "You Will Be Found," "To Break In a Glove," "Only Us," "Good For You," "Words Fail," "So Big / So Small," "Finale." Bonus Tracks: "Obvious" (Taylor Trensch) "Hiding In Your Hands" (Mallory Bechtel) "Part Of Me" (Dear Evan Hansen August 2018 Broadway Cast) "In The Bedroom Down The Hall" (Demo, Rachel Bay Jones & Jennifer Laura Thompson) "Disappear" (acoustic, Taylor Trensch and Alex Boniello) "Waving Through A Window" (Katy Perry). Released 11/3/18.

Every Act of LifeEvery Act of Life
(new digital film streaming at Amazon and at iTunes)
Feature length documentary covering six groundbreaking decades in the theatre and in the fight for LGBTQ rights with four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally. Appearances include Terrence McNally, F. Murray Abraham, Christine Baranski, Edie Falco, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Audra McDonald, Rita Moreno, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Patrick Wilson. Directed, produced and written by Jeff Kaufman, and produced by Marcia S. Ross

Head over HeelsHead Over Heels OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Songs by The Go-Go's. Cast includes Andrew Durand, Taylor Iman Jones, Jeremy Kushnier, Bonnie Milligan, Peppermint, Tom Alan Robbins, Alexandra Socha, and Rachel York. "We Got the Beat," "Beautiful," "Vision of Nowness," "Get Up and Go," "Mad About You," "Good Girl," "Automatic Rainy Day," "Vacation," "How Much More," "Our Lips Are Sealed," "Head Over Heels," "This Old Feeling," "Turn to You," "Heaven Is a Place on Earth," "Here You Are," "Finale," "Get Up and Go (Reprise)," Bonus Tracks: "Turn to You (Pre-Prise)," "Automatic Rainy Day" (Acoustic Version), "This Town" (performed by The Go-Go's). Cast album producer; music supervisor/orchestrator/srranger: Tom Kitt. Louise Gund, cast album co-producer. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes.

Peter PanJ. M. Barrie's Peter Pan (Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Lucie Sutherland. "Charts the 'awfully big adventure' of creating Peter Pan, as well as the many entertaining, enthralling, and often extraordinary ways the play has been adapted ever since."

Longoria ChristmasMichael Longoria: Merry Christmas Darling
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
"Merry Christmas Darling," "Sleigh Ride," "My Only Wish (This Year)," "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," "Santa Tell Me," "One More Sleep," "Little Saint Nick (Featuring the Midtown Men)," "Last Christmas," "Christmas Waltz," "All I Want for Christmas," "Wrapped in Red," "Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)," "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Merry Me This Christmas" (co-written by Michael Longoria and Rona Siddiqui). Produced by Grammy nominee Michael Croiter. [Amazon link should start working soon.] Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Miss You Like HellMiss You Like Hell
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Libretto for musical adaptation of Quiara Alegría Hudes' play 26 Miles by Hudes and Erin McKeown. 120 pages.

Coward BBC CollectionThe Noël Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection: Seven BBC Radio Full-Cast Productions
(BBC Books - Audiobook on CD/Audible Edition)
The very best of Coward's works on the radio, plus bonus material including interviews with Coward and those who knew him best. The casts that include Helena Bonham-Carter, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench, Celia Imrie, Harriet Walter, Alex Jennings and Roger Allam. Private Lives, Hay Fever, Blithe Spirit, Design for Living, The Vortex, Still Life , Present Laughter. Plus a profile of Noël Coward and extracts from his diaries.

Will He Like MEPhilip Chaffin Will He Like Me?
(P.S. Classics - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Reimagines the Great American Songbook for the post-marriage-equality era. "Will He Like Me?," "It's a Nice Face / When I Marry Mr. Snow," "Cooking Breakfast for the One I Love," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "Man With a Load of Mischief," "Charity's Soliloquy ," "An Occasional Man," "Lovely, Lonely Man," "A Tender Spot / Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe," "Tom ," "But I Could Cook," "I Got Lost in His Arms / Don't Ever Leave Me," "Who Gave You Permission?," "Windflowers."

Theodosia RepriseSara Bareilles: Theodosia Reprise
(Atlantic Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Latest Hamildrop digital single. Released 10/31/18.

HymnSarah Brightman: Hymn
(Decca Gold - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
New studio album, collection of orchestrated, choir-based songs with long time producer and collaborator Frank Peterson. Recorded over the past two years in Hamburg, Miami, London, Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York, and Budapest. Songs by Eric Whitacre, Yoshiki, Paul Kalkbrenner, Barclay James Harvest, Georges Bizet, Ennio Morricone and Romano Musumarra. Brightman duets with Vincent Niclo and Andrea Bocelli ("Time To Say Goodbye," in a new solo rendition with lyrics Sarah wrote herself, and sung in English for the first time).

Sydney Myer LiveSidney Myer Live!
(Harbinger Records/Musical Theater Project - new on DVD)
Live recording of Sidney Myer at the Laura Beechman Theatre in New York, from his sold-out six one-man shows presented by The Mabel Mercer Foundation. Known for his witty musical comedy, Sidney delivers numbers that are understated and even heartbreaking. Myer has performed around the world making New York his base. Released 11/2/18.

This American Life Live The Radio Drama
(new video)
Nearly 50 actors, singers, dancers, musicians and comedians joined Ira Glass onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House on June 7th, 2014, resulting in: journalism turned into opera, into plays, into a Broadway musical (by Lin-Manuel Miranda, starring Lindsay Mendez and Anthony Ramos); comedy from Mike Birbiglia, and SNL's Sasheer Zamata; songs from Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields; dance from Monica Bill Barnes & Company. Directed by Seth Lind, produced by Ben Cohen and Ben Katz. Available for purchase at http://live.thisamericanlife.org and streaming for free at https://www.thisamericanlife.org/extras/the-radio-drama-episode. For more information, visit http://live.thisamericanlife.org.


Week of October 30, 2018

Balanchine and KirsteinBalanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By James Steichen. reveals their partnership of George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein to found a ballet company and school in the United States, New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet. This history involved artists including Richard Rodgers, Martha Graham, George Gershwin, Katherine Dunham, Vera Zorina, and Igor Stravinsky, as well as dozens of lesser known players whose contributions have yet to be fully acknowledged. 312 pages.

WallsBarbra Streisand: Walls
(Columbia - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
New solo album that includes three original songs. "What's on My Mind," "Don't Lie to Me," "Imagine / What a Wonderful World," "Walls," "Lady Liberty," "What the World Needs Now," "Better Angels," "Love's Never Wrong," "The Rain Will Fall," "Take Care of This House," "Happy Days Are Here Again." Production and arrangements by Streisand, Walter Afanasieff, John Shanks and David Foster. Title track lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman. On vinyl December 7, 2018.

Bat Out of Hell MusicalBat Out of Hell the Musical OLC
(Ghostlight Records - on 2 CDs)
Original cast recording of score by Jim Steinman. The musical premiered at the Manchester Opera House in Manchester, England, on February 17, 2017, then ran at the London Coliseum, and is now playing in Toronto. Many of the songs were previously recorded by Meat Loaf. "Love and Death and an American Guitar," "All Revved Up with No Place to Go / The Opening of the Box / 3Everything Louder Than Everything Else / If It Ain't Broke, Break It," "Who Needs the Young?," "It Just Won't Quit," "Out of the Frying Pan (And Into the Fire) (full song)," "Good Girls Go To Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)," "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," "Making Love Out of Nothing at All," "Bat Out of Hell," "In the Land of the Pig, the Butcher Is King," "Heaven Can Wait," "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are," "For Crying Out Loud," "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)," "Not Allowed to Love," "What Part of My Body Hurts the Most," "Dead Ringer for Love," "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through," "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," Previously available digitally on mp3 and at iTunes

Christina BiancoChristina Bianco: Life of the Party
(new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Singer/comedienne/impressionist Christina Bianco (Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab, Newsical) debut solo album. "Life of the Party," "Twisted Medley: Twisted / Crazy / Can't Get You out of My Head," "Intro to Cabaret," "Cabaret: Diva Mashup," "Liza's Livin' La Vida Loca," "Short People," "Dora Disney Dialogue," "Gwen's Eternal Flame," "What Is This Thing Called Love?," "Santa Fe," "Shakira's Thinking out Loud," "Murder He Says," "Don't Stop Believing: Diva Quartet," "Why Try to Change Me Now," "Total Eclipse of the Heart: Diva Mashup," "My Heart Is so Full of You," "I Believe in a Thing Called Love: Diva Duet." Recorded live in London. Released 10/6/18.

Every Act of LifeEvery Act of Life, The Illustrated Script for the Documentary about Tony-Winning Playwright Terrence McNally
(Smith & Kraus - new book)
Illustrated screenplay by Jeff Kaufman of documentary about Terrence McNally. To include additional stories and interviews that were not seen in the film, as well as rare photos and archival materials. 168 pages. [Release date had been 10/15/18.]

FlamesFlames OLC
(Oc Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Score for the musical thriller by Stephen Dolginoff (Thrill Me). Abi Finley, David O'Mahony and Bradley Clarkson. "Prelude / He Can Still Hear You," "You're Different," "Identified the Body," "Jealousy," "Night of the Fire (Eric), "Night of the Fire (Edmond), "The Right Choice," "Never Let Him Hurt You," "Edmond's Eyes," "Finale," "The Right Choice" (Stephen Dolginoff), "Edmond's Eyes" (Stephen Dolginoff), "Never Let Him Hurt You" (Stephen Dolginoff). Zachary Orts at the piano and bonus tracks performed by the author. CD format available at CDBaby.com. Released 9/15/18.

Immigrant DreamsImmigrant Dreams: Essential Voices USA
(Broadway Records - digital album mp3/at iTunes)
"Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor" with Randy Graff narrating, and an a capella "America the Beautiful" leading into a chamber orchestral version of "Wheels of A Dream" featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell. Performed with Essential Voices USA. Judith Clurman conducting. Produced by David Frost. Released 10/26/18.

Johnny ManhattanJohnny Manhattan
(Jayem - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
World premiere recording of score for new musial with music by Dan Goggin (the Nunsense musicals) and lyrics by Robert Lorick (The Tap Dance Kid). Jim Ballard, Anne Brummel, Nathan Cockroft, George Dvorsky, Tyrick Wiltez Jones, Barbara McCulloh, Ruth Pferdehirt, Jana Robbins, Lauren Sprague, Scott Willis. "At Johnny Manhattan's / For Old Times' Sake," "Anonymous Town," "Bits and Pieces," "For Better or for Worse," "She Takes Very Good Care of Herself," "Luxury," "I'll Sing Your Favorite Song," "Johnny's Girls / A Continental Guy," "Morning Man," "Remarkable," "New York Is Driving Me Crazy," "Where in the World Is the World That I Wanted?," "Quiet, Intimate Little Restaurants," "Oh, Those Johnnies," "I Don't Do That Anymore," "Mister Producer," "And I Would Go Away / Every Now and Then," "For Old Times' Sake (Reprise)." Recorded live. CD format available at CDBaby.com. Released 9/8/18.

Kristy's Lament"Kristy's Lament (Another Awful Day with the M.T.A.)"
(new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
Kristy Cates (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland) sings Ryan Edward Wise (music) and Chris Giordano's (lyrics) song based on Cates' Facebook post. Track sung by Cates plus karaoke version. Released 10/15/18.

Lena Hall NirvanaLena Hall: Obsessed: Nirvana
(Ghostlight Records - new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
"Heart-Shaped Box," "Breed," "All Apologies," "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Where Did You Sleep Last Night."

Melissa Errico Sondheim SublimeMelissa Errico: Sondheim Sublime
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
"Sooner or Later," "Loving You," "I Remember," "No More," "The Miller's Son," "Losing My Mind," "Send in the Clowns," "Not While I'm Around," "Not a Day Goes By," "Marry Me a Little," "Children Will Listen," "Isn't He Something!," "Move On," "Goodbye for Now," "With So Little to Be Sure Of," "Children and Art." Accompanied by pianist Tedd Firth. Also at GhostlightRecords.com.

Potter SuitesThe Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: In Four Contemporary Suites
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Written, composed, performed and recorded by Grammy and Ivor Novello Award-winner Imogen Heap. Each suite showcases one of the play's theatrical acts.

PipelinePipeline (TCG Edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Dominique Morisseau. 96 pages.

School of DoingThe School of Doing: Lessons from Gerald Freedman
(Flying Dodo LLC - new Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Isaac Klein. Comprehensive guide to the craft and teachings of internationally stage director and educator Gerald Freedman, including lessons on acting, directing, text analysis, comedy technique, camera technique, Shakespeare, musical theater, design, pedagogy, and show business. Klein corroborates Freedman's wisdom with quotes from luminaries like Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin, Chita Rivera, Olympia Dukakis, Debbie Allen, Christine Baranski, Anna Camp, John Cullum, William Daniels, Dane DeHaan, Jules Fisher, Paul Gemignani, Bernard Gersten, Lee Grant, Sheldon Harnick, George Hearn, Desmond Heeley, Hal Holbrook, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Stacy Keach, Carol Lawrence, Ming Cho Lee, Billy Magnussen, Jack O'Brien, Austin Pendleton, Alfred Uhry, Sam Waterston, and many more. Freedman began his career working for Columbia Pictures in Hollywood, and assistant directing Broadway musicals, including the original production of West Side Story; alongside Joseph Papp and Bernard Gersten, he founded The Public Theater, where he directed many productions of both classic and new works, including the world premiere of Hair. Over the course of his six decade career, he directed plays, operas, and musicals on and off Broadway, regionally, and around the world. He won an Obie Award, became the first American to direct at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, and served as Artistic Director of the New York Shakespeare Festival (now known as Shakespeare in the Park), Stratford's American Shakespeare Theater, Cleveland's Great Lakes Theater, and as co-Artistic Director of the Acting Company. He taught at The Juilliard School, Northwestern University, Yale University, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he served as Dean of the School of Drama for twenty-one years, becoming Dean Emeritus in 2012. 403 pages. Released in 2017.


Week of October 23, 2018

The Backstagers and the Ghost Light
(Harry N. Abrams - new Paperback Book)
By Andy Mientus, illustrated by Rian Sygh. "The stage crew at St. Genesius Prep ... are ready for whatever the theater world can throw their way: the madness of tech week, inevitable prop malfunctions, and all the paranormal activity that goes on behind the scenes. Ages 10-14. 208 pages.

Cost of LivingCost of Living
(Theatre Communications Group - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
2018 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Martyna Majok. 128 pages.

In the Heights vinyl setIn the Heights vinyl
(Ghostlight Records - new vinyl LP set)
10th anniversary 3-LP box set of the 2008 cast recording of Lin-Manuel Miranda's score featuring Miranda, Mandy Gonzalez, Christopher Jackson, Karen Olivo, and Seth Stewart, as well as Priscilla Lopez, Robin de Jesús, Janet Dacal, Andréa Burns, and Olga Merediz. Also (and less expensive) at BarnesandNoble.com and GhostlightRecords.com. Released July 2018.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Blu-rayMamma Mia! Here We Go Again - sing-along edition
(Universal - new on Blu-ray/DVD/4K Ultra-HD)
2018 musical sequel to Mamma Mia!. Cast includes Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Dominic Cooper, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, , Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Andy Garcia, Cher. Directed by Ol Parker. Play with Sing-Along; Deleted Songs and Scenes with Commentary by Director/Screenplay Writer Ol Parker; Enhanced Sing-Alongs; The Story; Mamma Mia! Reunited; Playing Donna; Meeting Cher; Costumes and The Dynamos; Curtain Call; Today Interview with Cher & Judy Craymer; Feature Commentary with Director/Screenplay Writer Ol Parker; Feature Commentary with Producer Judy Craymer.

Margo SeibertMargo Seibert: 77th Street
(Yellow Sound Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Debut solo album from singer/actress Margo Seibert (Rocky, In Transit). Original songs that incorporate eclectic rock and folk influences, and reimagined theater and pop classics. "Something's Coming," "Make Up Your Mind," "What a Fool Believes," "I Don't Know Where I Stand," "77th Street," "Head Over Heels," "It Might as Well Be Spring," "Vera Byrd," "Let The Mystery Be," "Woodstock," "Whitman," "Albatross," "All Apologies." Produced by Michael Croiter. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

The Other Josh CohenThe Other Josh Cohen: A Musical With Songs
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Studio recording of Steve Rosen and David Rossmer score for show returning to Off-Broadway in fall 2018. Hank Azaria, Sutton Foster, James Monroe Iglehart, Brian d'Arcy James, Richard Kind, Jenn Colella, Caissie Levy, James Roday, Lindsay Mendez,, Celia Keenan-Bolger, John Ellison Conlee, Sarah Chase, Sarah Bishop, E. Clayton Cornelius, Jeremy Geller, Marissa Rosen, and Rashidra Scott. "Only the Beginning," "One CD," "My Best Day," "Neil Life," "Samuel Cohen's Family Tree," "Manly Purple Tie," "Tonight of All Nights," "What If," "The Other Josh Cohen," "Hang on," "Change a Thing," Bonus Track, "Dr. Cohen's Outoing Message" (Bonus Bonus Track). Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Pretty WomanPretty Woman: The Musical OBC
(Atlantic - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of Bryan Adams score. Cast includes Samantha Barks, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Eric Anderson, Ezra Knight, and Jason Danieley. "Welcome to Hollywood," "Anywhere But Here," "Something About Her (Preamble)," "Something About Her," "Luckiest Girl in The World," "Rodeo Drive," "Anywhere But Here (Reprise)," "On A Night Like Tonight," "Don't Forget to Dance," "Freedom," "You're Beautiful," "Welcome to Our World (More Champagne)," "This Is My Life," "Never Give Up on A Dream," "You and I," "I Can't Go Back," "Freedom (Reprise)," "Long Way Home," "Together Forever," "You and I (Edit)." Released onnew on mp3 and at iTunes earlier.

Singing You HomeSinging You Home: Children's Songs For Family Reunification
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
"Arrorró Mi Niño" (Laura Benanti & Isabella Preston), "Singing You Home" (Audra McDonald & Jason Robert Brown (a new song written by Jason Robert Brown for the album)), "Cielito Lindo" (Lin Manuel-Miranda & Mandy Gonzalez), "Lullaby" (Josh Groban & Idina Menzel (written by Josh Groban, Dave Matthews & Jochem Van Der Saag)), "Beautiful Dreamer" (Kristin Chenoweth (written by Stephen Foster)), "Si Pudiera Leer Tus Sueños" (Cynthia Erivo (written by Luis Pescetti & Maria Pien)), "Twinkle Twinkle" (Ingrid Michaelson & Ana Villafañe). All artists, musicians, technicians and recording studios donated their time and talents to the project, so that a substantial portion of the proceeds from the English / Spanish language album will go directly to the non-profit organizations RAICES and ASTEP to help reunite and support families separated at the border. Currently at GhostlightRecords.com.


Week of October 16, 2018

Ann Hampton Callaway to the MoviesAnn Hampton Callaway: Jazz Goes To The Movies
(Shanachie - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Callaway's own jazz arrangements of American songbook favorites from some of Hollywood's best-known films. "'s Wonderful," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "Blue Skies," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," "As Time Goes By," "The Way You Look Tonight," "This Time the Dream's on Me," "The Nearness of You," "How Little We Know," "This Can't Be Love," "Just One of Those Things," "Taking a Chance on Love," "Long Ago and Far Away," "From This Moment On." Accompanied by ensemble led by Ted Rosenthal.

Defying Gravity 2Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked 2nd Edition
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Carol de Giere. Revised and updated version of 2008 book. Updated and revised second edition delves into Schwartz's creative process for the new stage musicals The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, and other shows, with additional insights on his early work with Leonard Bernstein and his more recent international work on Wicked. Additional "Creative Notes," with comments from Schwartz about overcoming creative blocks, collaboration, and the artistic life. 512 pages.

GmorningGmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You
(Random House - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Lin-Manuel Miranda. Collection of the best of the original sayings, aphorisms, and poetry Miranda wrote for himself and others. Illustrated by Jonny Sun. 224 pages.

Mary JaneMary Jane
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
New play by Amy Herzog. Premiered at NYTW in April 2017 starring Carrie Coon. 96 pages.

Shuffle Along of 1950Shuffle Along of 1950
(Harbinger Records/Musical Theater Project - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Original demo to the proposed Broadway musical, Shuffle Along of 1950, songs played by Eubie Blake and narration and vocals by Noble Sissle. Several songs from the original Shuffle Along are included as are new songs written especially for this production by Sissle and Blake. Bonus tracks: remastering of the only surviving acetate of a historical "Salute to Ruth King." Ruth King was a famed Cleveland DJ who celebrated black musicians. Such notables as Sissle and Blake and the legendary W.C. Handy, composer of "St. Louis Blues," play for Ms. King. Extensive liner notes by Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom. Additional notes by Peter Shambarger. 42 tracks.

Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
(Craft Recordings - new on CD/on mp3/on iTunes)
Original 2016 Public Works cast. Music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. "Funeral Procession," "Play On," "Word on the Street," "Tell Her," "If You Were My Beloved," "Feste's Secret," "Viola's Soliloquy," "You're The Worst," "Is This Not Love?," "Count Malvolio Part I," "Count Malvolio Part II," "Word On The Street II," "Count Malvolio (Reprise)," "What Kinda Man R U Gonna Be?," "Viola's Soliloquy (Reprise)," "Greatness," "Sebastian's Soliloquy," "Word On The Street III," "Viola's Soliloquy (2nd Reprise)," "Tell Her (Reprise)," "Malvolio's Exit," "Is This Not Love? (Reprise)," "Eyes of Another." All vocals, piano, accordion and rhodes by Shaina Taub (with David Farrell Melton and Andrew Kober). Produced by Shaina Taub and Dean Sharenow. Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Dean Sharenow at Steel Cut Audio. Previously available at bandcamp.com.


Week of October 9, 2018

Dear Evan Hansen The NovelDear Evan Hansen: The Novel
(Poppy - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD)
By Val Emmich, inspired by the musical written by Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul. 352 pages. —Ben Levi Ross, Mike Faist, Mallory Bechtel narrators of audio version.

Idina LiveIdina: Live
(Arts Music - new on 2 CDs/on mp3 [October 12]/at iTunes)
Recorded in Las Vegas on the final leg of Idina Menzel concert tour, plus bonus track. Disc 1: "Queen of Swords," "Small World," "Seasons of Love," "It's Good to Be Back in Vegas!," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "Cello & Keys," "Everybody Knows," "Cake / Black Dog," "I'm Not That Girl," "Perfect Story," "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Defying Gravity," "I Do," "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Disc 2: "Rock Steady," "I Sang at Your Mom's Wedding?," "No Day But Today," "Dear Prudence / Do You Want to Build a Snowman?," "Thank You to the Band," "For Good," "Let It Go," "Every Time We Say Goodbye / I'll Be Seeing You," "Sawubona," "I See You"; Bonus track: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (piano & vocal version)." Released 10/5/18.

Jerome Robbins LifeJerome Robbins: A Life in Dance (Jewish Lives)
(Yale Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Wendy Lesser. Biography that presents Jerome Robbins's life through his major dances, providing a sympathetic, detailed portrait of her subject. 216 pages.

Head over HeelsHead Over Heels OBC digital
(Masterworks Broadway - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Songs by The Go-Go's. Cast includes Andrew Durand, Taylor Iman Jones, Jeremy Kushnier, Bonnie Milligan, Peppermint, Tom Alan Robbins, Alexandra Socha, and Rachel York. "We Got the Beat," "Beautiful," "Vision of Nowness," "Get Up and Go," "Mad About You," "Good Girl," "Automatic Rainy Day," "Vacation," "How Much More," "Our Lips Are Sealed," "Head Over Heels," "This Old Feeling," "Turn to You," "Heaven Is a Place on Earth," "Here You Are," "Finale," "Get Up and Go (Reprise)," Bonus Tracks: "Turn to You (Pre-Prise)," "Automatic Rainy Day" (Acoustic Version), "This Town" (performed by The Go-Go's). Cast album producer; music supervisor/orchestrator/srranger: Tom Kitt. Louise Gund, cast album co-producer. CD version to be released November 9.

Lightning Thief vinylThe Lightning Thief vinyl
(Broadway Records - new on vinyl)
Original cast recording. Written by Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki. Off-Broadway cast (currently at the Lucille Lortel Theatre) Chris McCarrell, Carrie Compere, Sarah Beth Pfeifer, Jonathan Raviv, James Hayden Rodriguez, George Salazar, and Kristin Stokes. Produced by Michael Croiter and Rob Rokicki. Disc 1: "Prologue / the Day I Got Expelled," "Strong," "The Minotaur / the Weirdest Dream," "Another Terrible Day," "Put You in Your Place," "The Campfire Song," "The Oracle," "Good Kid," "Killer Quest!." Disc 2: "Lost!," "My Grand Plan," "Drive," "The Weirdest Dream (Reprise)," "The Tree on the Hill," "D.O.A," "Son of Poseidon," "The Last Day of Summer," "Bring on the Monsters." CD released July 2017. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Lulu the Broadway MouseLulu the Broadway Mouse
(Running Press Kids - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Jenna Gavigan. Middle grade novel about a mouse who lives in the Shubert Theatre who is befriended by Broadway understudy Jayne. Ages 8-12. 256 pages.

the NapThe Nap U.S. edition
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Richard Bean, currently at Manhattan Theatre Club. 96 pages.

StatusStatus
Oberon Modern Plays - Paperback Book)
Play by Chris Thorpe, developed with Rachel Chavkin. Played 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 72 pages.


Week of October 2, 2018

After Anatevka AudibleAfter Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by "Fiddler on the Roof"
(Pegasus Books - Audible Audiobook)
By Alexandra Silber. Foreword by Sheldon Harnick. Historical novel that imagines what happens to the characters of Fiddler on the Roof (original stories by Sholem Aleichem) after the curtain falls. Narrated by the author. Hardcover Book and Kindle Edition released earlier.

Girl from the North CountryGirl from the North Country OLC
(Sony - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Songs by Bob Dylan, feature in new play by Conor McPherson, at the Public Theatre fall 2018. Sheila Atim, Ron Cook, Bronagh Gallagher, Shirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds, Claudia Jolly, Arinzé Kene, Debbie Kurup, Kirsty Malpass, Jim Norton, Tom Peters, Karl Queensborough, Sam Reid, Michael Shaeffer, Jack Shalloo, and Stanley Townsend. "Sign on the Window," "Went to See the Gypsy," "Tight Connection to My Heart," "Slow Train Coming/License to Kill," "Ballad of a Thin Man" (Instrumental), "I Want You," "Blind Willie McTell" (Instrumental), "Like a Rolling Stone/To Make You Feel My Love," "Like a Rolling Stone" (Reprise)/I Want You," "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere/Jokerman," "Sweetheart Like You/True Love Tends to Forget," "Girl from the North Country," "Hurricane/All Along the Watchtower/Idiot Wind," "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" (Instrumental), "Duquesne Whistle/Señor" (Tales of Yankee Power)/Is Your Love in Vain?/License to Kill," "Tight Connection to My Heart" (Underscore/Reprise), "Lay Lady Lay" (Instrumental)/Jokerman" (Reprise)/Clair De Lune," "Forever Young," "My Back Pages." Previously available as an import.

Lena Hall MuseLena Hall: Obsessed: Muse
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
"Time Is Running Out," "Falling Away with You," "Ruled by Secrecy," "Starlight."

Lightning Thief SongbookThe Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki. 12 vocal selections: "Bring on the Monsters," "D.O.A.," "Drive," "Good Kid," "Killer Quest!," "Lost!," "My Grand Plan," "Prologue/The Day I Got Expelled," "Put You in Your Place," "Son of Poseidon," "Strong," "The Tree on the Hill."

Miss You Like HellMiss You Like Hell digital
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Public Theater cast recording of Quiara Alegría Hudes / Erin McKeown score. Marinda Anderson, Danny Bolero, Andrew Cristi, Latoya Edwards, Shawna M. Hamic, Marcus Paul James, Gizel Jiménez, David Patrick Kelly, Michael Mulheren, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Martín Solá. "Lioness (Prologue & Prayer)," "Sundays," "Mothers," "Received," "Yellowstone," "My Bell's Been Rung," "Over My Shoulder," "Bibliography," "Baggage," "Castaway Comments," "Tamales," "Now I'm Here," "Dirtiest Deed," "Yellowstone (Reprise)," "Dance With Me," "Lioness," "Court Clothes," "Miss You Like Hell," "Over My Shoulder (Reprise)," "Epilogue." At GhostlightRecords.com.

Contemporary American PlaysThe Oberon Anthology of Contemporary American Plays: Volume Two
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
Each play is introduced by critically acclaimed writers. The volume includes: The Edge of Our Bodies by Adam Rapp, introduced by AM Homes; The Coward by Nick Jones, introduced by Marsha Norman; The Book of Grace by Suzan-Lori Parks, introduced by Oskar Eustis; What Once We Felt by Ann Marie Healy, introduced by Paula Vogel. 328 pages.

So Much to SaySo Much To Say - Songs For Everytown
(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
The artists support the work of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund and its mission to end gun violence in the United States. "When I Kiss You Goodbye" (written by Rob Rokicki; performed by Rob Rokicki, Salli Garrigan and Pace University students Ben Nurthen, Matt Piper, Jamir Brown, Sean-Michael Bruno, Maria Andrioli, Emmalee Kidwell, Hillary Dominguez and Karissa Carleton), "Thoughts and Prayers" (written and performed by Drew Gasparini), "That's Not The Way It's Gonna Be" (written by Lynne Shankel; performed by Julie Foldesi), "Stand For Change" (written by Michael Patrick Walker; performed by Shayna Steele), "Standing Proud" (written and performed by Julie Foldesi), "17" (written and performed by Bobby Cronin), "Stand With Me" (written by Zoe Sarnak; performed by Justin Guarini, Margo Seibert, Ariana DeBose, Katerina Papacostas, Bobby Cronin and Sean-Michael Bruno), "Never Again" (written by Gary Adler; performed by Jennifer Perry and Gary Adler), "Stupid Kids" (written by Laurence O'Keeffe and Nell Benjamin; performed by Celeste Rose, Imari Hardon, Nicole Vandyzandy, Charissa Hogeland, Doug Storm, Donnie Kehr, Matt Hetherington), "Be The Song" (written by Michael Mott; performed by Michael Mott, Jonathan Burke, Brandon Contreras, Lauren Devine, Brittany Dorazio, Joshua Greenblatt, Nathan Richardson, Lindsay Rider and Nicole Turner), "Ordinary Day" (written by Jonathan Reid Gealt; performed by Loren Allred). Executive produced by Yael Silver, produced by Michael Croiter. Currently at BroadwayRecords.com.

A Star Is BornA Star Is Born
(Interscope - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes/vinyl LP)
Soundtrack for 2018 musical film starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Includes Songs by Lukas Nelson. "Intro," "Black Eyes," "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" (dialogue), "Fabulous French" (dialogue), "La Vie En Rose," "I'll Wait For You" (dialogue), "Maybe It's Time," "Parking Lot" (dialogue), "Out Of Time," "Alibi," "Trust Me" (dialogue), "Shallow," "First Stop, Arizona" (dialogue), "Music To My Eyes," "Diggin' My Grave," "I Love You" (dialogue), "Always Remember Us This Way," "Unbelievable" (dialogue), "How Do You Hear It?" (dialogue), "Look What I Found," "Memphis" (dialogue), "Heal Me," "I Don't Know What Love Is," "Vows" (dialogue), "Is That Alright?," "SNL" (dialogue), "Why Did You Do That?," "Hair Body Face," "Scene 98" (dialogue), "Before I Cry," "Too Far Gone," "Twelve Notes" (dialogue), "I'll Never Love Again" (Film Version)," "I'll Never Love Again" (Extended Version)."

Wicked CloneWicked Clone, or how to deal with the devil - original Off-Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD/at iTunes)
Played at St. Luke's Theatre in 2017 as Wicked Clone: The Cinema Musical. 25 original songs written, arranged, produced and performed by Indiggo Twins who both play piano, guitar, drums and sing in multiple harmonies. "Hello," "Up and Down," "Eureka," "Nails Up," "La La La," "Bite Back," "Half Man, Half Vamp," "A Kiss to Live," "Ride With Me," "Honey, Money," "White Lies, White Sins," "Wicked Clone," "Little Lying Mirror," "Pull the Curtains to the Side," "Take off Your Mask," "Younger Than Yesterday," "Queen of Tango," "Love Flu," "I'm Afraid of Who I Am," "Tell Me Less & Love Me More," "Different," "Ooh La La / Fairies Call," "I Am Like God," "Dracula's Land," "Immortal." Previously released on mp3 and at iTunesAlso at BroadwayRecords.com


Week of September 25, 2018

BAMBAM: Next Wave Festival
(Printed Mattes productions - Hardcover Book)
By Joseph V. Melillo, Tom Sellar, Susan Yung, Wendy Perron, Roger Oliver, Mark Swed, Dan Cameron, Anne Bogart, Karen Brooks Hopkins, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, David Lang, Beth Morrison, José Parlá. Steven Serafin and Susan Yung, editors. Preface by Harvey Lichtenstein. Introduction by Kristy Edmunds. Foreword by Katy Clark and Adam E. Max. History of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, founded in 1983 by Harvey Lichtenstein. The book surveys the festival's performances by genre, with photos and ephemera from BAM's archive and a chronology of performances. 336 pages.

Everyobody's Talking About JamieEverybody's Talking About Jamie
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon/on mp3/at iTunes)
Previously available as an import. Original West End cast recording of score by Dan Gillespie Sells (music) and Tom MacRae (lyrics). Cast includes Mina Anwar, Luke Baker, Tamsin Carroll, John McCrea, Phil Nichol, Lucie Shorthouse, Josie Walker. "And You Don't Even Know It," "The Wall in My Head," "Spotlight," "The Legend of Loco Chanel (And the Blood Red Dress)," "If I Met Myself Again," "Work of Art," "Over the Top," "Everybody's Talking About Jamie," "Limited Edition Prom Night Special," "It Means Beautiful," "Ugly in This Ugly World," "He's My Boy," "My Man, Your Boy," "Prom Song," "Finale," "Out of the Darkness (A Place Where We Belong)." This North American edition of the West End original cast recording features deluxe packaging including full lyrics. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Gettin' the Band OBCGettin' The Band Back Together OBC digital
(Sh-K-Boom Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Mark Allen. Cast includes Mitchell Jarvis, Jay Klaitz, Manu Narayan, Paul Whitty, Sawyer Nunes, Marilu Henner, Kelli Barrett, Becca Kötte, Garth Kravits, Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, and Brandon Williams. "Jersey," "How Does Your Mouthfeel," "One of Those Guys," "Gettin' the Band Back Together," "Find the One," "Best Day of My Life," "Best Day of My Life (Reprise)," "WWJPD (What Would Joe Perry Do)," "Hava Nagila," "Second Chances," "I Just Want Real," "Life Without Parole," "Battle of Your Life," "Bart's Confession," "Best Band in the World," "Do Over," "Jersey (Reprise)," "Bows." Currently at GhostlightRecords.com.

Going Hollywood demo
(new online digital)
Recording of score for new Stephen Cole/David Krane musical. Demo recording cast includes Santino Fontana, Jenn Gambatese, Tony Yazbeck, Laura Darrell, Stephen Cole. Available at www.goinhollywood.com.

Hamilton 2019 day-to-day calendarHamilton: An American Musical 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
(Universe Publishing - desk calendar)
365 days of historical dates, excerpts from Hamilton's own writings,and lyrics from the score. 370 pages.

JarmilaJarmila Novotná: My Life in Song
(Univ of Kentucky Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
English-language version of Jarmila Novotná's best-selling memoir. William V. Madison, editor. Foreword by Brian Kellow. Life story of the internationally known opera soprano from the former Czechoslovakia, who also appeared in films (The Search and The Great Caruso), on Broadway (Sherlock Holmes and Helen Goes to Troy), as well as in radio and TV. Includes photographs from her private collection. 290 pages.

How We ReactJason Robert Brown: How We React And How We Recover
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Jason Robert Brown's second solo album. "Hope," "Melinda," "Invisible," "Fifty Years Long," "Hallowed Ground," "One More Thing Than I Can Handle" (with Kate McGarry), "All Things in Time," "A Song About Your Gun," "Everybody Knows," "The Hardest Hill," "Caravan of Angels," "Wait 'Til You See What's Next." 4-panel Digipak, featuring a commissioned cover illustration from celebrated artist Jon Han and artist photos. A 12-page booklet with full lyrics is also included. Released earlier digital album on mp3 and at iTunes

King KongKing Kong: A Jazz Musical Original London Cast / Original South African Cast
(Stage Door Records - new on import CD)
Music by Todd Matshikiza and lyrics by Pat Williams, from 1959 Johannesburg musical inspired by the life and death of the heavyweight boxing champion Ezekiel Dlamini. Cast includes Nathan Mdledle, Peggy Phango, Sophie Mgcina, Joseph Mogotsi, Ben Masinga, Lemmy "Special" Mabaso, The Alexander Junior Bright Boys, Patience Gcowabe. 1961 London cast Nathan Mdledle, Miriam Makeba, Ruth Nkonyane, Joseph Mogotsi, Dan Poho. Bonus tracks include pop covers of by Elaine Delmar and a jazz instrumental of the show's title song by Terry Lightfoot's New Orleans Jazzmen. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.

Lost Letters of ShakespeareThe Lost Letters of William Shakespeare: The Undiscovered Diary of His Strange Eventful Life and Loves
(Shakespeare House Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Edited and adapted Terry Tamminen. Selection of some 90 letters the editor received in 1989 covering the years 1586 to 1589, from the time Shakespeare leaves his hometown of Stratford until the time he establishes himself as a playwright in London. 546 pages.

Session GirlsSession Girls (Original Concert Cast Recording) - Live at Feinstein's/54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
New musical by Mia Moravis. Recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below. David Rossmer and Steve Rosen, Lauren Worsham, Jill Abramovitz, Oyoyo Joi, Brian Charles Rooney, Robbie Rozelle, Ryan Andes, Megan McGinnis, Lisa O'Hare, Bart Shatto, Jeff Hiller, and Emily Padgett. "Introduction By Session Girls Creator, Mia Moravis," "Painfully Self-Aware," "Majoring in Minor Things," "Tighten My Grip on You," "I Got a Key," "The Empty Chair," "Nobody Understands Me," "Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore," "I Got a Key (Reprise)," "I'm a Producer (And You're Not)," "I Dreamt of You," "Since When Is Schmoozing a Crime?!," "Never a Shoo-In," "Nothing to Brag About," "We Should All Just Be Excellent," "If You Want to Make Dough on a Show," "At Least We've All Got Us." Produced by Michael J. Moritz Jr. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

SpringsteenSpringsteen: Broadcasting From Broadway
(Shockwaves - new on CD)[Not a recording of the Broadway show.] Collects together the same songs Bruce Springsteen performed during his shows at the Walter Kerr Theatre and presents them in the same running order. The tracks have been selected from live radio performances that span Bruce's career, illustrating what he describes as the "arc of my life" and "my work in a sonic time capsule." "Growin' Up" (Live from Richmond, VA 1973), "My Hometown" (Live from Buenos Aires 1988), "My Father's House" (Live from the Sports Arena, Los Angeles, 1984), "Thunder Road" (Live from the Roxy Theater, West Hollywood, 1978), "The Promised Land" (Live from the Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ, 1978), "Born in the U.S.A" (acoustic, live from the Tower Theater, Philadelphia, 1995), "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" (Live from the Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ, 1978), "Tougher Than the Rest" (Live from Stockholm, 1988), "Brilliant Disguise" (with Patti Scialfa, live from Stockholm, 1988), "Dancing in the Dark" (Live from Buenos Aires 1988), "Born to Run" (Live from the Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ, 1978), "The Ghost of Tom Joad" (Live from the Tower Theater, Philadelphia, 1995). Also available from Amazon UK.

Tonya NancyTonya & Nancy (Highlights from the Rock Opera): Live at Feinstein's/54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Elizabeth Searle's and Michael Teoli's rock opera, which played NYMF among other places. Lauren Worsham, Ashley Spencer, Nancy Opel, Tony LePage. Produced By Michael J Moritz Jr, Michael Teoli and Brandon Loewit. "Songs from Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera, Introduction," "Three and a Half Minutes," "Spinning Back in Time," "You Wish," "Tonya Lands the Triple Axel," "Picture Perfect Girl," "Tonya's New Boyfriend," "Jeff G," "Not Perfect Enough," "I Want to Die," "Tonya Falls in France," "If Not for Nancy," "Jeff's Got a Plan," "Tonya's New Bodyguard," "The Knee Whack," "Why Me?," "Was Tonya Involved?," "Gillooly Colluded," "What the Hell Is 'Colluded'?," "When You Wake Up Sleeping in Your Car in Estacada," "What Did Tonya Know?," "Watch Your Back," "Bronze Still Looks Dirty," "This Is It," "Olympic Showdown," "It's Our Whole Life," "Where Are They Now?. Also at BroadawyRecords.com.

Torch SongTorch Song Trilogy: Plays
(Ballantine Books - Paperback Book)
By Harvey Fierstein. New edition in advance of October Broadway opening. Includes both the original scripts for the three one-act plays (The International Stud, Fugue in a Nursery, and Widows and Children First!) as they were performed in the 1970s, as well as the revised script for the 2017 revival that condensed all three into Torch Song. Also, a never-before-published introduction by Harvey Fierstein, as well as photographs from both the original production and the revival starring Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl and directed by Moisés Kaufman. 320 pages.

Who's Your BaghdaddyWho's Your Baghdaddy, or How I Started the Iraq War
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast recording of score by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo. Cast includes Ethan Slater, Brennan Caldwell, Jason Collins, Brandon Espinoza, Joe Joseph, Claire Neumann, Bob D'Haene and Larisa Oleynik. "The Pledge," "Marty's Dilemma," "We Deserve Better," "Stay Preprise," "Das Man," "Stay," "I Deserve a Reprise," "Berry and the Bad Boy," "Rules," "Berry's Dilemma," "Hydrangea Reports," "We Deserve Another Reprise," "Hydrangea Reports Reprise," "Music to Me," "Who's Your Baghdaddy," "Change of Tone," "Hydrangea Reports Reprise," "The Second in Command," "Martin's Speech," "Speak to Me Tomorrow," "The Pledge Reprise." Musical direction by Rona Siddiqui and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen. The cast recording is produced by Matthias Winter. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Wicked CloneWicked Clone, or how to deal with the devil - original Off-Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Played at St. Luke's Theatre in 2017 as Wicked Clone: The Cinema Musical. 25 original songs written, arranged, produced and performed by Indiggo Twins who both play piano, guitar, drums and sing in multiple harmonies. "Hello," "Up and Down," "Eureka," "Nails Up," "La La La," "Bite Back," "Half Man, Half Vamp," "A Kiss to Live," "Ride With Me," "Honey, Money," "White Lies, White Sins," "Wicked Clone," "Little Lying Mirror," "Pull the Curtains to the Side," "Take off Your Mask," "Younger Than Yesterday," "Queen of Tango," "Love Flu," "I'm Afraid of Who I Am," "Tell Me Less & Love Me More," "Different," "Ooh La La / Fairies Call," "I Am Like God," "Dracula's Land," "Immortal." Released 9/21/18. CD format to be released October 5.


Week of September 18, 2018

Big Deal AudiobookBig Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical
(Oxford Univ Press - Audible Audiobook/Audiobook on CD)
By Kevin Winkler. A look at the evolution of Fosse as choreographer and director. Considers Fosse's career in the context of changes in Broadway musical theater over four decades, tracing his early dance years and the importance of mentors George Abbott and Jerome Robbins on his work. It examines how each of the important women in his adult life—all dancers—impacted his career and influenced his dance aesthetic; and how his evolution as both artist and individual mirrored the social and political climate of his era and allowed him to comfortably ride a wave of cultural changes. Part of OUP's Legacy Series. Narrated by Paul Boehmer. Released earlier in Hardcover and Kindle Editions.

The Boy Who Danced on AirThe Boy Who Danced on Air
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast (Abingdon Theatre Company) recording of score by Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne. Cast includes Osh Ghanimah, Troy Iwata, Deven Kolluri, Jonathan Raviv and Nikhil Saboo. Bonus track by Grammy Award winner India.Arie. "A Song He Never Chose," "Little Dance," "For a Night," "All That I've Known," "With Him Around Me," "Kabul," "Play Your Part," "Into Your Hands," "A Song He Never Chose (Reprise)," "A Boy of My Own," "Denying the Sun," "What You Did to Me," "In the City," "I Can See It," "Paiman's Dance," "I Know How You Feel," "A Song He Never Chose (Finale)," "Feda's Song," Bonus Track: "His Song" (India.Arie). Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Hundred DaysHundred Days original cast digital
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Music and lyrics by The Bengsons. The cast of the recent production at New York Theatre Workshop includes Colette Alexander, Abigail Bengson, Shaun Bengson, Jo Lampert, Dani Markham and Reggie D. White. "Vows," "My Skin Is Made of a Thousand Doors," "I Will Wait For You," "God Can Be a City Boy," "Lie Next to Me," "The Drop," "Creature," "The Ramp," "Lift Me," "Hundred Days," "The Years Go By," "Salt Palace," "Three Legged Dog," "The Long Goodbye (Will's Lament)," "Bells," "What Else Can I Do?." Produced by The Bengsons, Ian Kagey, and Kurt Deutsch, with Erica Rotstein, Seaview Productions, Family Matters LLC, Alexander R. Donnelly, and Dana M. Lerner serving as executive producers. CD format to be released at a later date. Also at GhostlightRecords.com.

Turner on ActingKathleen Turner on Acting: Conversations about Film, Television, and Theater
(Skyhorse Publishing - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Kathleen Turner and Dustin Morrow. "With her iconic wit on full display, Turner dazzles readers with her shrewd insights on the craft of acting and charming anecdotes from her own storied career. Touching on each of her roles, she expounds on the lessons she's learned and describes her journey of discovery in the world of acting."400 pages.

Let's Go in to a Picture ShowLet's Go in to a Picture Show
(Harbinger Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Original recordings of popular songs on the subject of moving pictures from the first two decades of the 20th century. Artists include: Harry Burr and the Peerless Quartet, Elliott and Everett Clark, Arthur Collins, Billy De Rex, The Edison Military Band, George Henry Elliott, Harry Fay, Rube Goldberg, Byron G. Harlan, Charles Hart, Ada Jones, Irving Kaufman, Harry MacDonough, Billy Murray, M.J. O'Connell, Len Spencer, Walter VanBrunt, George Watkins. Extensive liner notes are written by Ron Magliozzi, Curator, Department of Film, Museum of Modern Art. As an added bonus complete lyrics and background information are included on each song. Produced by Ken Bloom.

Letters from MaxLetters from Max: A Book of Friendship
(Milkweed Editions - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Sarah Ruhl and Max Ritvo. "... part reminiscence, part poetry, and part correspondence (between Ritvo and Ruhl) ... a moving portrait of a friendship and an exploration of love, art, mortality, and the afterlife." Ritvo, a poet and former playwriting student of Ruhl's, succumbed to Ewing's Sarcoma in 2016. 336 pages.

Mandy Patinkin Diary 2Mandy Patinkin: Diary: April/May 2018
(Nonesuch - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Second in Mandy Patinkin's Diary series. "Buckingham" (by Mandy Patinkin), "So Long Dad" (by Randy Newman), "From the Air" (by Laurie Anderson), "Not Going Anywhere" (by Keren Ann), "I'll Be Home" (by Randy Newman), "Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts" (by Bob Dylan), "Raggedy Ann" (by Mandy Patinkin), "Making Pies" (by Patty Griffin), "Mourning Glory" (by Harry Nilsson), "Snow" (by Randy Newman), "Kentucky Avenue" (by Tom Waits), "If I Had A Boat" (by Lyle Lovett), "Fear Itself" (by Taylor Mac, J.S. Bach; performed with Sarabande), "Children and Art" (by Stephen Sondheim). Released 9/14/18.

Oxford Handbook pt 2Media and Performance in the Musical: An Oxford Handbook of the American Musical, Volume 2
(Oxford Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Raymond Knapp, Mitchell Morris, Stacy Wolf, editors. Volume 2 of the reissued Oxford Handbook, explore the American musical from the various media in which musicals have been created to the different components of a musical and the people who do the work to bring a musical to life. Volume 1 was published in paperback in 2013. 336 pages.

Pretty WomanPretty Woman: The Musical OBC digital
(Atlantic - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Original Broadway cast recording of Bryan Adams score. Cast includes Samantha Barks, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Eric Anderson, Ezra Knight, and Jason Danieley. "Welcome to Hollywood," "Anywhere But Here," "Something About Her (Preamble)," "Something About Her," "Luckiest Girl in The World," "Rodeo Drive," "Anywhere But Here (Reprise)," "On A Night Like Tonight," "Don't Forget to Dance," "Freedom," "You're Beautiful," "Welcome to Our World (More Champagne)," "This Is My Life," "Never Give Up on A Dream," "You and I," "I Can't Go Back," "Freedom (Reprise)," "Long Way Home," "Together Forever," "You and I (Edit)." CD format to be available October 26.

LifelineScott Alan: Lifeline
(new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Award winning songwriter Scott Alan's first full length solo EP of all original music. With guest vocalists Wendy Moten, Luke Edgemon, Melinda Doolittle, Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young/DnA Creations, Candace Devine, River Gambill, Lyla Gambill. Co-Produced by Jason 'Slim' Gambill (Lady Antebellum). Released January 22, 2018.

A Star Is BornA Star Is Born (Turner Classic Movies): Judy Garland and the Film That Got Away
(Running Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Lorna Luft and Jeffrey Vance. Tells the story of the production, and of Garland's fight to save her career. An account of the crafting, loss, and restoration of a movie classic, complemented by a trove of images from the family collection taken both on and off the set. The book also includes essays on the other screen adaptations of A Star Is Born. 248 pages.


Week of September 11, 2018

Be More Chill sheet musicBe More Chil sheet music
(digital sheet music)
Joe Iconis score. Show playing Off-Broadway. Available at NewMusicalTheatre.com.

Beast in the JungleThe Beast in the Jungle
(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Score from the recent Off-Broadway show. Music by John Kander. Produced by Michael Croiter and David Loud, and co-produced by Kumiko Yoshii, Una Jackman and Jay Alix. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Ben Bagley Harold ArlenBen Bagley's Harold Arlen Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Music by Harold Arlen. Lyrics by Ralph Blane, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson, and Lew Brown, Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg, Ted Koehler, Bud McCreery, Johnny Mercer, and Jack Yellin. Performers include Phyllis Diller, Estelle Parsons, David Burns, Nancy Andrews, Gloria DeHaven, Blossom Dearie. At Kritzerland.com. [Released date approximate.]

Light YearsLight Years: Live
(Signature Theatre Records - new on CD/mp3)
Arlington, Virginia, Signature Theatre cast recording of Robbie Schaefer score. Available on CD at the Signature Theatre online store and mp3 album at CDBaby.com.

The Mad Ones sheet musicThe Mad Ones
(digital sheet music)
Sheet music for Brian Lowdermilk / Kate Kerrigan score. Presented at 59E59 in 2017 (The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown). Available at NewMusicalTheatre.com.

Marissa MulderMarissa Mulder: Two Tickets Left
(Miranda Music - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Award winning cabaret singer. "Chelsea Morning," "Hand in My Pocket," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "It's Amazing the Things That Float," "Old Fashioned Hat," "Martha," "Chasing the Sun," "I Remember," "Beautiful," "End of the World," "Take It with Me." Released 8/16/18.

Porgy and BessPorgy and Bess 1952
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
1952 European touring cast, as broadcast live on radio in Berlin on September 21, 1952. George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward score restored and remastered. Cast includes William Warfield, Leontyne Price, and Cab Calloway. Available at Kritzerland.com. [Release date approximate.]

Tony Bennett and Diane KrallTony Bennett & Diana Krall: Love Is Here To Stay
(Verve - new on CD/mp3/vinyl/at iTunes)
The songs of George and Ira Gershwin. "'S Wonderful," "My One And Only," "But Not For Me," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Love Is Here To Stay," "I Got Rhythm," "Somebody Loves Me," "Do It Again," "I’ve Got A Crush On You," "Fascinating Rhythm," "They Can’t Take That Away From Me," "Who Cares?" Accompanied by the Bill Charlap Trio.

Travis Moser Midtown SessionTravis Moser: The Midtown Sessions
(new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
Celebrates the iconic divas of Broadway and beyond that have influenced the singer's work. Recorded live at The Smooth Spot Recording Studio in Midtown Manhattan. "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "All That Jazz," "Losing My Mind," "Adios." Released 8/16/18.


Week of September 4, 2018

Wonderful TownBernstein: Wonderful Town
(LSO Live - new on Hybrid SACD - DSD/on mp3/at iTunes)
2017 London Symphony Orchestra concert at the Barbican Concert Hall conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Cast includes Danielle de Niese, Alysha Umphress, Nathan Gunn, Ashley Richards, Duncan Rock, and David Butt Philip. "Overture," "Christopher Street," "Ohio," "Conquering New York," "One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man," "What a Waste," "A Little Bit in Love," "Pass the Football," "Conversation Piece," "A Quiet Girl," "Conga!," "Entr'acte," "My Darlin' Eileen," "Swing!," "Quiet Incidental," "Ohio (Reprise)," "It's Love," "Ballet at the Village Vortex," "Wrong Note Rag," "It's Love (Reprise)," "Conga! (Audience Participation Version)" (Bonus Track). Digital album includes digital booklet.

Broadway to Main StreetBroadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Laurence Maslon. Based on new interviews with Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Chita Rivera, Barbara Cook, Julie Andrews, Steve Lawrence, and prominent record producers and music critics. Places the original cast album within the larger context of our national identity. Includes companion website with audio examples. 320 pages; 39 photos.

Gay LoveChip Deffaa's Gay Love
(new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Twenty-eight songs of love, loss, and longing, sung by Trent Armand Kendall, Jon Peterson, Seth Sikes, Clark Kinkade, Dylan Adams, Cody Jordan, John Brady, Luka Fric, Bailey Cummings, dave warren, Peter Charney, Keith Anderson, John Tartaglia, Santino Fontana, Chip Deffaa, Tyler Duboys, Magnus Tonning Riise, Austin Owen, Alec Deland, Ellis Gage, Timothy Britten Parker, Baby Jane Dexter, Kristy Cates, Tom Andersen, Lee Roy Reams, Stephen Bogardus. "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," "There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears," "I Hate You," "Pretty Baby," "I Can't Give You Anything but Love," "Until I Fell in Love with You," "Gay Love," "Kiss Your Sailor Boy Goodbye," "I'm Crazy for My Baby in a Uniform," "You'd Be so Nice to Come Home To," "More Than You Know," "You're so Beautiful," "Here," "Do It Again," "The Old Dancer's Blues," "He's a Good Man to Have Around," "We Have Much to Be Thankful," "He May Be Your Man, But He Comes to See Me Sometimes," "I Used to Love You but It's All over Now," "I Wonder Where My Lovin' Man Has Gone," "My Buddy," "Matelot," "Something to Live," "Maskulinum-Femininum," "I Loved Him but He Didn't Love Me," "I'd Rather Be Blue over You," "Old Friends," "I'll Follow My Secret Heart." Produced by Chip Deffaa. Released April 2018.

Corduroy TAkes a BowCorduroy Takes a Bow
(Viking Books for Young Readers - Hardcover Book/Audible Audiobook)
By Viola Davis. Illustrated by Jody Wheeler. Corduroy goes to the theatre for the first time. "From the orchestra pit to the prop table to the dressing rooms, Corduroy sees it all." 32 pages. Audiobook version narrated by Viola Davis. Preschool-Kindergarten level.

EssentialsThe Essentials of Theater: A Guide to Acting, Stagecraft, Technical Theater, and More
(Allworth Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Lisa Mulcahy. Includes a brief history on theater over the centuries and basic terminology, tips on interpreting scripts, developing characters, and utilizing props. 256 pages.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Going to the TheatreEverything You Always Wanted to Know About Going to the Theatre (But Were Too Sloshed To Ask, Dear)
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book)
By "West End Producer." Advice on "What shows to see and what to avoid (how to see the hits and not the shits), "Where to sit (without developing ongoing neck problems and deep vein thrombosis), "How to combat theatre rage (and get to the ladies' loos before anyone else), "What to eat (crisps, sweets, or kebabs?), "What to wear (from the correct attire at press night, to the importance of a good, reliable codpiece at The Globe), "How to leave early if the show is rubbish (a 'Shrubbish'). 224 pages. Released on Kindle in 2017.

Rise Up HamildropIbeyi: "Rise Up Wise Up Eyes Up"
(Atlantic Records - digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Part of Hamildrop series of covers from Hamilton. Released 8/31/18.

Lena Hall Obsessed: Beck
(Ghostlight Records - new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
Series continues with "Sexx Laws," "Think I'm in Love," "Tropicalia," "Devil's Haircut."

Michele BrourmanMichele Brourman: The Price of Love
(FingerFood Music - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Michele Brourman performs her own songs. "Let's Order In," "Help, Thanks, Wow" (lyric: Amanda McBroom), "Orange Blossoms," "Consolation Prize," "Mary Said No" (lyric: Amanda McBroom, "Buttercup Moon," "Indian Boy" (lyric: Karen Gottlieb, "And I You" (lyric: Sally Mayes), "We Can Let It Go ," "You're Only Old Once" (lyric: Amanda McBroom), "The Price of Love" (lyric: Robin Brourman Munson), "London in the Rain" (lyric: Amanda McBroom). Produced and Arranged by Michele Brourman and Stephan Oberhoff. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Stephan Oberhoff at Full Circle Productions.

Renee Fleming BroadwayRenée Fleming: Broadway
(Decca Classics - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Album of showtunes. "Fable," "Loneliness of Evening," "Children Will Listen/You've Got to be Taught" (with guest star Leslie Odom Jr.), "So Big So Small," "Something Wonderful," "Wonderful Guy," "Lay Down Your Head," "Down in the Depths," "Love and Love Alone/Winter," "Dear Friend," "The Sound of Music," "Unusual Way," "Till There Was You," "The Glamorous Life," "Tell Me on A Sunday," "August Winds," "All the Things You Are." Music supervisor Rob Fisher and producer David Frost.

SandhogSandhog: A Folk Opera studio album
(Stage Door Records - new on CD at Amazon)
Score by Earl Robinson and Waldo Salt. The musical opened at New York's Phoenix Theatre in November 1954 featuring a cast that included Jack Cassidy, Alice Ghostley, David Brooks and Betty Oakes, closed after 48 performances, and was never recorded. In 1956, Earl Robinson and Waldo Salt recorded an album of the score with Robinson singing and accompanying himself on piano and Salt providing linking narration. It was issued on the Vanguard label, no released for the first time on CD. Bonus tracks: five tracks form the Off-Broadway cast recording that features Jack Cassidy, Alice Ghostley, and Betty Oakes; and recordings of the show's main theme "Katie-O" / "Johnny-O" covered by Edmund Hockridge, Felicia Sanders, and Vince Martin. Part of Stage Door's Collector's Series, presented in the retro style of a miniature long-playing record. Limited to 500 units. 31 tracks. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.

Unexpected JoyUnexpected Joy
(JAY Records - new on CD/at iTunes)
York Theatre cast recording. Score by Janet Hood and Bill Russell. Cast includes Courtney Balan, Allyson Kaye, Daniel, Luba Mason, and Celeste Rose. "How Do We Go On?," "Like a Good Girl," "I Think I’m Losing My Voice," "Before You Arrive," "She's Got a Mind of Her Own," "I Don'T Wanna Get Married," "What a Woman Can Do," "Better Times Are Comin'," "You Are My Worst Nightmare," "Unexpected Joy," "When Will I Have My Own?," "Raising Them Right," "Common Ground," "Bows (Unexpected Joy Reprise)," "Exit Music."


Week of August 28, 2018

All That Jazz MorddenAll That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago audiobook
(Oxford Univ Press - Audiobook on CD)
Audiobook narrated by Joel Froomkin. Book by Ethan Mordden. A look back at Chicago's various moving parts—including the original 1926 play that started it all, a sexy silent film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, a talkie remake with Ginger Rogers, the musical itself, and at last the movie of the musical. Released earlier in hardcover and Kindle format.

Theatre WingAmerican Theatre Wing, an Oral History: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles
(Graphic Arts Books - Hardcover Book)
Patrick Pacheco, editor. Introduction by Rosie O'Donnell. Foreword by Angela Lansbury. Accounts of the artists and theater advocates who created and sustained the preeminent theatrical organization, The American Theatre Wing. 268 pages.

Broadway Paper DollsBroadway Sensations Paper Dolls
(Paper Studio Press - Paperback Book)
By David Wolfe and Cory Jensen (illustrator). Features Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Heather Headley, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and Audra McDonald. The 16 costumes span seven decades of Broadway shows: Wicked, My Fair Lady, Gypsy, Funny Girl, The Lion King, Evita, Camelot, Porgy and Bess, Aida, Rent, I Can Get It for You Wholesale, Sunday in the Park with George, Shuffle Along, and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Also includes a history of Broadway and trivia quiz.

Hamilaton 2019 wall calendarHamilton: An American Musical - 2019 Wall Calendar
(Universe Publishing - wall calendar)
Features images of the original cast by Josh Lehrer, lyrics from the show, plus important historical dates. 24 pages.

NetworkNetwork: based on the Paddy Chayefsky film
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
New play by Lee Hall, based on the screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky. Play to debut at the National Theatre in November 2017, featuring Bryan Cranston. 96 pages. Kindle Edition already available.


Week of August 21, 2018

Detroit ProjectThe Detroit Project: Three Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Plays by Dominique Morisseau. Detroit '67, Paradise Blue and Skeleton Crew. 240 pages.

How Annie Made It to BroadwayHow Annie Made It to the Stage
(Cavendish Square - Paperback Book)
By Gerry Boehme. Part of the Getting to Broadway series for children. 96 pages.

How Cats Made It to BroadwayHow Cats Made It to the Stage
(Cavendish Square - Paperback Book)
By Gerry Boehme. Part of the Getting to Broadway series for children. 96 pages.

How Hamilton Made It to BroadwayHow Hamilton Made It to the Stage
(Cavendish Square - Paperback Book)
By Gerry Boehme. Part of the Getting to Broadway series for children. 96 pages.

How The Lion King Made It to BroadwayHow the Lion King Made It to the Stage
(Cavendish Square - Paperback Book)
By Nancy Capaccio. Part of the Getting to Broadway series for children. 96 pages.

How Rent Made It to BroadwayHow Rent Made It to the Stage
(Cavendish Square - Paperback Book)
By George Capaccio. Part of the Getting to Broadway series for children. 96 pages.

Mean Girls vinylMean Girls vinyl
(Atlantic Records - new double LP)
Score by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin. Cast includes Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Grey Henson, Kerry Butler, Kyle Selig, Cheech Manohar, and Rick Younger. Side 1: "A Cautionary Tale," "It Roars," "Where Do You Belong?," "Meet The Plastics," "Stupid With Love," "Apex Predator." Side 2: "What's Wrong With Me?," "Stupid With Love (Reprise)," "Sexy," "Someone Gets Hurt," "Revenge Party," "Fearless." Side 3: "Stop," "What's Wrong With Me? (Reprise)," "Whose House Is This?," "More Is Better," "Someone Gets Hurt (Reprise)." Side 4: "World Burn," "I'd Rather Be Me," "Do This Thing," "I See Stars." Released earlier on CD, mp3, and at iTunes.

Young Frankenstein OLCMel Brooks' Young Frankenstein OLC
(YF London Limited - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Live recording made over several performances. Score by Mel Brooks ("Puttin' on the Ritz" by Irving Berlin). Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph, Dianne Pilkington, Patrick Clancy. "Overture," "The Brain," "Please Don't Touch Me," "Together Again," "Roll in the Hay," "He Vas My Boyfriend," "It Could Work," "Hang Him Till He's Dead," "The Experiment," "He Vas My Boyfriend Reprise," "Welcome to Transylvania," "Transylvania Mania," "He's Loose," "Listen to Your Heart," "Surprise," "Someone," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Deep Love," "Hang the Doctor," "Deep Love Reprise and Finale," "Finale - Together Again," "The Bows," "Exit Music." Released 8/10/18.

Pirates of PenzanceThe Pirates of Penzance Blu-ray
(Universal - new blu-ray)
1983 film adaptation of Joe Papp / Broadway production of the Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera. Cast includes Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose, Rex Smith, Tony Azito. Directed by Wilford Leach. [At the moment, is available for ordering on Amazon.]

Playing to the GodsPlaying to the Gods: Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and the Rivalry that Changed Acting Forever
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Edition/Audiobook on CD)
By Peter Rader. Account of the feud that changed theater forever. 288 pages. Audiobook read by Peter Rader.

RSC 2019Royal Shakespeare Company - Angus McBean Wall Calendar 2019
(Flame Tree Publishing - wall calendar)
Celebration of the photography of Angus McBean, who was renowned for revolutionizing theatre photography in the late 1930s. Featuring his iconic photographs taken from plays staged by the RSC. Includes Geraldine McEwan and Dorothy Tutin in Twelfth Night; Kathleen Michael in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Brian Murray and Dorothy Tutin in Romeo and Juliet; Peter O'Toole in The Merchant of Venice; Edith Evans in All's Well That Ends Well; Anthony Quayle and Michael Redgrave in Henry IV Pt I; Hugh Griffith in As You Like It; Alan Badel and Michael Redgrave in The Tempest; Laurence Olivier and Vivian Leigh in Macbeth; Richard Burton in Henry IV Pt II; William Squire in The Winter's Tale. You’ll be sure to find your favourite play in this great wall calendar. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month’s views.

SummerSummer: The Donna Summer Musical OBC
(Republic Records - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of 2018 jukebox musical. Cast includes La Chanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever. "The Queen Is Back," "I Feel Love ," "Love To Love You Baby," "I Remember Yesterday," "On My Honor," "Faster And Faster To Nowhere," "Munich: Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring / White Boys / Love To Love You Baby (Reprise)," "MacArthur Park," "Heaven Knows," "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," "Pandora’s Box," "On The Radio," "I Love You," "Bad Girls," "She Works Hard For The Money," "Dim All The Lights," "I Believe In Jesus," "Unconditional Love," "To Turn The Stone ," "Stamp Your Feet ," "Friends Unknown," "Hot Stuff ," "Last Dance." Digital version released 7/20/18 on mp3 and at iTunes.


Week of August 14, 2018

ANTThe American Negro Theatre and the Long Civil Rights Era
(Univ of Iowa Press - Paperback Book)
By Jonathan Shandell. First in-depth study of the historic American Negro Theatre (ANT) and its lasting influence on American popular culture. Founded in 1940 in Harlem, the ANT successfully balanced expressions of African American consciousness with efforts to gain white support for the burgeoning civil rights movement. Sources include oral histories, playbills, scripts, production stills, and journalistic accounts. 234 pages.


Week of August 7, 2018

Boho DaysBoho Days: The Wider Works of Jonathan Larson
(Jonathon Collis - Hardcover Book)
By J. Collis. Featuring new interviews with Larson's creative and personal associates and extensive archival research, "Boho Days" demystifies the composer's vision and advancement, offering fans new and old the full story of the man behind the musical which changed the world. Kindle Edition coming October 16. 404 pages.

Cradle Will RockCradle Will Rock (Special Edition)
(Kino - new Blu-ray)
1999 film based on the events surrounding the 1930s production of the Marc Blitzstein musical. Cast includes Bill Murray, John Cusack, Susan Sarandon, John Turturro, Vanessa Redgrave, Hank Azaria, Rubén Blades, Joan Cusack, Cary Elwes, Philip Baker Hall, Angus Macfadyen, Emily Watson, Bob Balaban, Jack Black, Paul Giamatti, Bernard Hughes. Directed by Tim Robbins. Special featurettes: audio commentary by Tim Robbins; production featurette; theatrical trailer. 132 minutes.

Desperate MeasuresDesperate Measures original cast
(Sony Classical - new on CD)
Original York Theatre cast. Music by David Friedman and lyrics by Peter Kellogg. Cast includes Emma Degerstedt, Gary Marachek, Lauren Molina, Conor Ryan, Peter Saide, Nick Wyman. "The Ballad of Johnny Blood," "The Ballad of Johnny Blood (Reprise)," "That's Just How It Is," "Some Day They Will Thank Me," "Look in Your Heart," "Look in Your Heart (Reprise)," "It's Good to Be Alive," "It Doesn't Hurt to Try," "It's Getting Hot in Here," "It's Getting Hot in Here Playoff / The Ballad of Johnny Blood (Reprise 2)," "The Way That You Feel," "Stop There," "In the Dark," "What a Night!," "About Last Night," "Stop There (Reprise)," "Just for You," "Just for You (Reprise)," "What is This Feeling?," "What a Day!," "Life Takes You by Surprise," "It's Good to Be Alive (Reprise)," "It's a Beautiful Day," "Finale," "Bows / Exit Music." Digital version released 7/13/18 on mp3 and at iTunes.

Freaky FridayFreaky Friday Original TV Movie Soundtrack
(Disney - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack for televised musical, from the stage version (2016 at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia) based on the 1972 book by Mary Rodgers, which also inspired several movie and TV versions. Score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. Adapted by Bridget Carpenter. Cast includes Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff. Airing August 10, 2018, on the Disney Channel. [A studio cast recording of the score was also released in 2017 with Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton.

Jessica VoskJessica Vosk: Wild and Free
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Jessica Vosk (Wicked) solo album. Songs from Jason Robert Brown, Sara Bareilles, Sia, Pasek and Paul, Prince and more. "A Million Dreams," "The Entertainer / Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "What Baking Can Do," "Brand New Key," "Help / Being Alive," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," "Nobody's Side," "Chandelier," "Nothing Compares 2 U," "Love Has No Pride," "Hold On," "Masterpiece," "Woke the F*ck Up (featuring Marissa Rosen & Marty Thomas)," "It All Fades Away." Arrangements by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Cameron Moncur, produced by Michael Croiter and Robbie Rozelle, and co-produced by Jessica Vosk. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Shaina TaubShaina Taub: Die Happy
(new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Twelve original songs. Support by band which includes Hiroyuki Matsuura and David Farrell Melton as well as an ensemble of horn, wind and string players and a large choir comprised of friends and collaborators. "If I Die Before You," "Huddled Masses," "Where Are the Grown Ups?," "She Persisted" (by Kate Taylor), "Family Plan," "Holy Old City," "Fortnight," "2 Captains," "Our Solitude," "Your Old Guitar," "Still I Will Love," "Inevitable." Produced by Shaina Taub, Mike Brun and Dean Sharenow at Vibromonk Studios in Brooklyn. Released earlier on Bandcamp.

West Side Story Soundtrack vinylWest Side Story OBC
(Del Ray Records - new vinyl LP)
1957 Broadway cast recording. Score by Leonard Bernstein's music and Stephen Sondheim. Cast included Carol Lawrence, Larry Kert, Ken Leroy, Chita Rivera. "Prologue," "Jet Song," "Something's Coming," "The Dance At The Gym," "Maria," "Tonight," "America," "Cool," "One Hand, One Heart," "Tonight - Quintet and Chorus," "The Rumble," "I Feel Pretty," "Somewhere - Ballet," "Gee, Officer Krupke!," "A Boy Like That / I Have A Love," "Finale." Pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Wonderful DesignWonderful Design: Glamour in the Hollywood Musical
(Oxford Univ Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Lloyd Whitesell. Discussing dozens of musical numbers, analyzing ingenious orchestration, and appraising the distinctive styles of favorite musical stars, Whitesell illuminates fundamental traits of the genre, its aesthetic strategies, and cultural ambitions. 272 pages.


Week of July 31, 2018

Ben Bagley BernsteinBen Bagley's Leonard Bernstein Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Remastered 1989 album. Lyrics by Comden and Green, John LaTouche, Richard Wilbur, Alan Jay Lerner, and Leonard Bernstein. Featuring Nell Carter, Estelle Parsons, John Reardon, Chita Rivera, Arthur Siegel, and Jo Sullivan. Includes cut songs from Wonderful Town, including its original opening number that was cut out of town, and other rarities from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Candide, as well as assorted other pieces, including three bonus tracks from the purported London cast album of West Side Story, the one starring Bruce Trent and purportedly George Chakiris: "Overture," "Ballet Sequence ("Somewhere")," and "The Rumble." Limited to 500 copies and shipping before the end of July. Available at Kritzerland.com. [Approximate shipping date.]

Les Miserables 4th WallBoublil and Schönberg's Les Misérables (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Sarah Whitfield. The author explores how the musical might help us deal with some of our most difficult experiences and give us hope for when "tomorrow comes."

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 4th WallEdward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Michael Bennett. Part of Routledge's Fourth Wall series. 78 pages.

Lena Hall BowieLena Hall: Obsessed: David Bowie
(Ghostlight Records - new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
"Rebel Rebel," "Lazarus," "Queen Bitch," "As the World Falls Down," "Five Years."

Lost West End Vintage 2Lost West End Vintage 2: London's Forgotten Musicals 1943-1962
(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
Celebrates London's forgotten musicals of the 1940s, 50s and 60s compiling songs from 37 West End productions and showcasing these unique theatrical works from the golden age of the British musical. From prolific musical theatre composers including Ivor Novello, Noël Coward, Vivian Ellis, Julian Slade, Sandy Wilson, Lionel Bart, Leslie Bricusse and more. 50 tracks (including over 20 tracks appearing on CD for the first time) from London cast recordings to pop covers, demos and other musical rarities. Performers include Mary Martin, Jeremy Brett, Sally Ann Howes, Dora Bryan, Julie Wilson, Evelyn Laye, Barbara Windsor, Elizabeth Seal, Cleo Laine, Frank Sinatra, Julie Andrews, Anna Neagle, Spike Milligan, Joan Sims, Millicent Martin, Denis Quilley and more. Includes 16 page booklet. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.


Week of July 24, 2018

Backstage Pass MoreBackstage Pass to Broadway: More True Tales from a Theatre Press Agent
(Goodreads Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Susan L. Schulman's follow-up to her 2013 book Backstage Pass to Broadway: True Tales from a Theatre Press Agent. 211 pages. Released 4/24/18.

The Band's VisitThe Band's Visit
(Theatre Communications Guild - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
2018 Tony Award Best Musical. Book by Itimar Moses, score by David Yazbek. 96 pages.

Be More ChillBe More Chill
(Ghostlight Records - new vinyl LP)
Joe Iconis score. Book by Joe Tracz and is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini. Two River Theater (NJ) cast. Will Connolly, Eric William Morris, Stephanie Hsu, Jake Boyd, Gerard Canonico, Katlyn Carlson, Katie Ladner, Lauren Marcus, George Salazar, and Paul Whitty. "Jeremy's Theme (Instrumental)," "More Than Survive," "I Love Play Rehearsal," "The Squip Song," "Two-Player Game," "The Squip Enters," "Be More Chill Part 1," "Do You Wanna Ride?," "Be More Chill Part 2," "More Than Survive (Reprise)," "A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into," "The Squip Lurks (Instrumental)," "Upgrade," "Halloween," "Do You Wanna Hang?," "Michael In The Bathroom," "The Smartphone Hour (Rich Set A Fire)," "The Pitiful Children," "The Pants Song," "The Play," "Voices In My Head." The six-piece orchestra includes Nathan Dame (Conductor and Keyboard), Danny Jonokuchi (Trumpet), Dan McMillan (Drums/Percussion), Josh Plotner (Reeds), Mike Rosengarten (Guitar) and Amanda Ruzza (Bass). Released previously on CD, on mp3 and at iTunes.

Desperate MeasuresDesperate Measures original cast, digital
(Sony Classical - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Original York Theatre cast. Music by David Friedman and lyrics by Peter Kellogg. Cast includes Emma Degerstedt, Gary Marachek, Lauren Molina, Conor Ryan, Peter Saide, Nick Wyman. "The Ballad of Johnny Blood," "The Ballad of Johnny Blood (Reprise)," "That's Just How It Is," "Some Day They Will Thank Me," "Look in Your Heart," "Look in Your Heart (Reprise)," "It's Good to Be Alive," "It Doesn't Hurt to Try," "It's Getting Hot in Here," "It's Getting Hot in Here Playoff / The Ballad of Johnny Blood (Reprise 2)," "The Way That You Feel," "Stop There," "In the Dark," "What a Night!," "About Last Night," "Stop There (Reprise)," "Just for You," "Just for You (Reprise)," "What is This Feeling?," "What a Day!," "Life Takes You by Surprise," "It's Good to Be Alive (Reprise)," "It's a Beautiful Day," "Finale," "Bows / Exit Music." Released 7/13/18. CD format to be released 8/10/18.

Two-Player GameGeorge Salazar & Joe Iconis: Two-Player Game
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
A recording of the concert as performed at Feinstein's/54 Below. "Broadway, Here I Come!," "Two-Player Game," "I Love Play Rehearsal," "Tiny Short Little Song," "Andy's Song," "The Answer," "Lisa," "The Vagabond," "Norman," "Song of the Brown Buffalo," "Michael in the Bathroom," "The Goodbye Song," "Kaboom." Released previously on mp3 and at iTunes

SummerSummer: The Donna Summer Musical OBC
(Republic Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original Broadway cast recording of 2018 jukebox musical. Cast includes La Chanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever. "The Queen Is Back," "I Feel Love ," "Love To Love You Baby," "I Remember Yesterday," "On My Honor," "Faster And Faster To Nowhere," "Munich: Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring / White Boys / Love To Love You Baby (Reprise)," "MacArthur Park," "Heaven Knows ," "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," "Pandora’s Box," "On The Radio," "I Love You," "Bad Girls," "She Works Hard For The Money," "Dim All The Lights," "I Believe In Jesus," "Unconditional Love," "To Turn The Stone ," "Stamp Your Feet ," "Friends Unknown," "Hot Stuff ," "Last Dance." CD format to be released 8/24/18.


Week of July 17, 2018

Irma la DouceIrma la Douce Blu-ray
(Kl Studio Classics - new Blu-ray)
1963 comedy film based on the stage musical. Featuring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Louis Jordan (narrator), Lou Jacobi, Herschel Bernardi. Directed by Billy Wilder. New HD master from a 4K scan of the original camera negative. Special features: audio commentary by film historian Joseph McBride, author of "How Did Lubitsch Do It?"; audio commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger; original theatrical trailer. 143 minutes.

Ivo van HoveIvo van Hove: From Shakespeare to David Bowie (Performance Books)
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Sonia Massai and Susan Bennett, editors. Resources, critical overviews and detailed analysis of Ivo van Hove's internationally acclaimed work as a director of theatre, opera and musicals. Production photos capture the power of van Hove's directorial vision, his innovative use of theatrical spaces, and the arresting stage images that have made his productions so popular among audiences worldwide over the last 30 years. Foreword by Van Hove, plus an interview with him plus director's notes for some of his most popular shows. 264 pages.

Jason Robert BrownJason Robert Brown: How We React and How We Recover
(Ghostlight Records - digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
New solo album. A "politically-charged, far-reaching rumination on love, family and music." "Hope," "Melinda," "Invisible," "Fifty Years Long," "Hallowed Ground," "One More Thing Than I Can Handle" (with Kate McGarry), "All Things in Time," "A Song About Your Gun," "Everybody Knows," "The Hardest Hill," "Caravan of Angels," "Wait 'Til You See What's Next." Produced by Jason Robert Brown and Jeffery Lesser. Stacey Mindich and Kurt Deutsch serve as executive producers. Released 6/29/18. Also at GhostlightRecords.com.

Ben Bagley's Ira Gershwin RevisitedBen Bagley's Ira Gershwin Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Music by George Gershwin, Vernon Duke, Burton Lane, Arthur Schwartz, Harry Warren, Kurt Weill. Performances by Blossom Dearie, Mary McCarty, Danny Meehan, Charles Rydell, Ethel Shutta, and Margaret Whiting, plus Dody Goodman, Paula Lawrence, KT Sullivan, and Arthur Siegel. Limited to 500 copies only and expected to ship by the second week of July. Track list, details, at Kritzerland.com. [Approximate shipping date.]


Week of July 10, 2018

Bat Out of Hell MusicalBat Out of Hell the Musical OLC digital
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast recording of score by Jim Steinman. The musical premiered at the Manchester Opera House in Manchester, England, on February 17, 2017, then ran at the London Coliseum, and is now playing in Toronto. Many of the songs were previously recorded by Meat Loaf. Disc One: "Love and Death and an American Guitar," "All Revved Up with No Place to Go / The Opening of the Box / 3Everything Louder Than Everything Else / If It Ain't Broke, Break It," "Who Needs the Young?," "Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back (excerpt)," "Out of the Frying Pan (And Into the Fire) (intro)," "It Just Won't Quit," "Out of the Frying Pan (And Into the Fire) (full song)," "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," "The Invocation," "Making Love Out of Nothing at All," "Bat Out of Hell." Disc Two: "In the Land of the Pig, the Butcher Is King," "Heaven Can Wait," "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are," "Teenager in Love," "For Crying Out Loud," "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)," "Not Allowed to Love," "What Part of My Body Hurts the Most," "Dead Ringer for Love," "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through," "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," "Finale (Bat Out of Hell reprise)."

Boom Goes the Cannon"Boom Goes The Cannon...": Mobb Deep
(Atlantic Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New Hamildrop single by rap duo Mobb Deep. Incorporates a sample of "Right Hand Man" while the late Prodigy delivers his verse as George Washington. Released 6/18/18.

CarouselCarousel 2018 revival cast
(Concord Records - new on CD)
Rodgers & Hammerstein score. Cast includes Jessie Mueller, Joshua Henry, Renée Fleming , Lindsay Mendez, Alexander Gemignani, Margaret Colin, Amar Ramasar, John Douglas Thompson. "The Carousel Waltz," "Mister Snow," "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," "Mister Snow - Reprise," "When The Children Are Asleep," "Blow High, Blow Low," "Soliloquy," "This Way A Real Nice Clambake," "What's The Use Of Wond'rin'?," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "The Highest Judge Of All," "Ballet," "Finale: You'll Never Walk Alone - Reprise." Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes

Mamma Mia Here We Go AgainMamma Mia! Here We Go Again
(Capitol - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack for 2018 musical film featuring the songs of ABBA. Cast includes Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Andy García, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Cher, Meryl Streep. Track list to come. "Fernando" single track sung by Cher and Andy Garcia available now.


Week of July 3, 2018

100 Plays100 Plays for the First Hundred Days
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Suzan Lori-Parks. For each day of the first 100 days of the presidency of Donald Trump, Parks created a play diary to capture and explore the events as they unfolded and to try and make sense out of a state of uncertainty, confusion, and chaos. 96 pages.

2019 On Broadway Wall Calendar
(Time Factory - wall calendar)
12" x 12" wall calendar has twelve full-color playbills with a 4-month bonus spread featuring January 2020 - April 2020 and additional space for notes. 26 pages.

Cradle Will RockThe Cradle Will Rock
(Bridge Records - new on 2 CDs/on mp3/at iTunes)
2017 Opera Saratoga production of score from Marc Blitzstein opera. Recorded live. First complete recording. "Moll's Lament," "Hello, Baby," "Gosh It's Cold in Here," "We’re the Most Respectable Families in the City!," "I Wonder If I Hadn't Better Phone Mrs. Mister?," "My Dear Missus Mister!," "Order in the Courtroom!," "Croon-Spoon," "Freedom of the Press," "I Agree with You Absolutely, Mr. Mister," "Let's Do Something! / Honolulu," "Order in the Courtroom!," "Drugstore," "Why Don’t My Sadie Tell Me She Gonna Have Baby?," "The Rich," "Ah, There You Are, You Two! / Art for Art's Sake," "Disc 2," "Nickel Under the Foot," "Which of You Guys Wanted to See the Man Who Made the Speech?," "Leaflets," "The Cradle Will Rock / Do You Think We Don't Know What That Fight Tonight’s About?," "Facultyroom," "It’s Not Going to Hurt?," "Hello, Doctor," "Joe Worker," "Nightcourt," "Listen! The Boilermakers Are with Us! / The Cradle Will Rock (Reprise)," "Marc Blitzstein Discusses The Cradle Will Rock." John Mauceri, conductor.

Dance Me a SongDance Me a Song: Astaire, Balanchine, Kelly, and the American Film Musical
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Beth Genné. Traces the history of famous Hollywood collaborations as the palimpsest of dance, film, and musical techniques were developed over time. From the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' series in the thirties (Top Hat, Swing Time, Shall We Dance, and others), through the MGM film dances created and directed by Vincente Minnelli, Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, and again Astaire, whose career continued at MGM in the forties and fifties (Yolanda and The Thief, The Pirate, On the Town, Singin' in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Bandwagon); George Balanchine ... from his until now unrecognized collaborations with Vernon Duke and Vincente Minnelli to develop the "jazz ballet" form on Broadway to the 1939 film version of On Your Toes and the dance sequences he directed with Greg Toland for the Hollywood movie The Goldwyn Follies (1938); Busby Berkeley, whose moving camera techniques according to Gene Kelly "broke down the proscenium frame of the stage" for American dancers; do early experimental French directors like René Clair and European immigrants to Hollywood Ernst Lubitsch and Rouben Mamoulian. 360 pages.

Judy GarlandJudy Garland: I Can't Give You Anything But Love: 1938-1961
(Jasmine Music - new on CD)
Judy Garland anthology of love songs, remastered. Based on studio sessions for MGM, Decca Records, Columbia Records and Capital Records. Compiled by Lawrence Schulman. "On the Bumpy Road to Love," "Comes Love," "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," "This Heart of Mine," "Love," "Why Was I Born?," "I Wish I Were in Love Again," "Go Home, Joe," "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe," "Memories of You," "How About Me?," "Among My Souvenirs," "Day in - Day Out," "I Hadn't Anyone Till You," "More Than You Know," "Do I Love You?," "When the Sun Comes Out," "If I Love Again," "I've Confessed to the Breeze - I Love You," "Alone Together," "Do It Again," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "If Love Were All," "Sweet Danger."

Lena Hall Jack WhiteLena Hall: Obsessed: Jack White
(Ghostlight Records - new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
"Fell in Love with a Girl, "Blunderbuss," "Would You Fight for My Love?," "Love Interruption."

Making Oscar WildeMaking Oscar Wilde
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Michèle Mendelssohn. Reveals the untold story of young Oscar's career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America ... tracks a larger-than-life hero on an unforgettable adventure to make his name and gain international acclaim. Combining new evidence and gripping cultural history, dramatizes Wilde's rise, fall, and resurrection as part of a spectacular transatlantic pageant ... vividly depicts sensation-hungry Victorian journalism and popular entertainment alongside racial controversies, sex scandals, and the growth of Irish nationalism. 368 pages.


Week of June 26, 2018

Alan Jay Lerner RevisitedBen Bagley's Alan Jay Lerner Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Undiscovered Lerner gems (especially at the time of the recording) from The Day Before Spring, Love Life, Lolita, My Love, What's Up, Give a Girl a Break, a cut song from Gigi, and much more, plus bonus material. Featuring Dorothy Loudon, Jerry Orbach, Roddy McDowall, Nancy Walker, Blossom Dearie and more. Musical direction and arrangements by Norman Paris. Remastered by James Nelson. All new liner notes. Limited to 500 copies only and will ship by the last week of June. At Kritzerland.com.

Mamma Mia Here We Go Again"Fernando"
(Polydor Records - digital single)
Single from the upcoming Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again soundtrack, featuring Cher and Andy Garcia. Complete soundtrack to be released on July 13.

James ShigetaJames Shigeta: Scene One / We Speak The Same Language
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Includes Shigeta's first solo album in 1960, "Scene One," a collection of standards and original songs with orchestrations and musical direction by Axel Stordahl. Produced by composer Haydn Broughton and featuring four of Broughton's original compositions. Also, his 1962 post-Flower Drum Song album "We Speak The Same Language," with orchestrations and musical direction by Harry Betts and Dick Hazard, production by Tommy Wolf, plus original songs penned by Hermes Pan, Tommy Wolf, Don Raye and Fred Astaire. Selections from The Fantasticks, Kean and All American. Bonus tracks: "You Are Beautiful" from the soundtrack of Flower Drum Song and one of Shigeta's highly collectable Japanese language singles, his 1955 cover of "Tara's Theme." Track list at Amazon and Stage Door. Part of Stage Door's Collector's Series, with retro-style packaging and limited to 500 units. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.

JunkJunk soundtrack
(Ringside Records - new on CD)
Original soundtrack recording of upcoming musical motion picture starring Tym Moss and Robbie Wayne. Music and lyrics by Michael Penny. "Opening Credits," "A Man Needs A Hobby," "Mammys," "An Old Book of Matches From A Myrtle Beach Bar," "Oh...She Loves Me," "She's Crazy That Way," "On That Streetcar Named Desire," "Do Yourself A Favor," "She Believes In Bran," "I Like Them Smooth," "You're Conventional," "Mary Mary," "I Hate Musicals," "Nobody Wants To Leave The Party," "End Credits." 20 page deluxe booklet with notes and lyrics.

If You See MeLinda Eder: If You See Me
(new on CD)
Linda Eder's 18th solo album. Songs from Broadway and the American Songbook, a new song by Frank Wildhorn and Robin Lerner, and a new song, the title track, by written by Linda and her son, Jake Wildhorn. Arrangements by by Billy Jay Stein and Kim Scharnberg. "Before the Parade Passes By," "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "Music That Makes Me Dance/Can't Take That Away From Me," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "What Did I Have That I Don't Have," "Down With Love," "Bring Him Home," "Pure Imagination," "Losing My Mind," "The Best is Yet to Come/The Man I Love/Just in Time," "I Have a Voice" (Wildhorn/Lerner), "If You See Me" (Jake Wildhorn/Eder). Available at lindaeder.com.

The Other SideLinda Eder: The Other Side
(new DVD)
Three-hour DVD, with a rare and intimate glimpse into Linda's life behind the scenes at home and at work. Compiled from footage shot almost entirely by Linda herself and with the assistance of some good friends, it was filmed over the course of three years. It also contains three of Linda’s original songs. Available at lindaeder.com.

NightfallNightfall
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Barney Norris, at the Bridge Theatre in London in May 2018. 88 pages.


Week of June 19, 2018

Band's Visit SongbookThe Band's Visit: A New Musical - Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Score by David Yazbek. "Answer Me," "The Beat of Your Heart," "Haled's Song About Love," "It Is What It Is," "Itzik's Lullaby," "Omar Sharif," "Papi Hears the Ocean," "Something Different," "Soraya," "Waiting," "Welcome to Nowhere."

Jacques BrelJacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
(Kino - new Blu-ray)
1975 film version of the musical revue. Cast includes Mort Shuman, Elly Stone, Joe Masiell, Jacques Brel. 97 minutes.

The WolvesThe Wolves: A Play Off-Broadway Edition
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Sarah DeLappe. Started Off-Broadway in 2016, playing Lincoln Center in 2017. 112 pages.


Week of June 12, 2018

Arielle JacobsArielle Jacobs: A Leap in the Dark - Live at Feinstein's/54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Live concert performance by Arielle Jacobs (Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin). Also featuring Nicholas Christopher (Hamilton, Miss Saigon) and Javier Colon ("The Voice" season 1 winner). Produced by Michael J. Moritz Jr. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

God and HamiltonGod and Hamilton: Spiritual Themes from the Life of Alexander Hamilton and the Broadway Musical He Inspired
(Deep River Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Kevin Cloud. Weaves together insights from the musical itself, the lives of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton, and the story of Scripture into a tapestry that challenges people of faith to reexamine their lives. 240 pages.

Mean GirlsMean Girls OBC
(Atlantic Records - new on CD)
Score by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin. Cast includes Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Grey Henson, Kerry Butler, Kyle Selig, Cheech Manohar, and Rick Younger. "A Cautionary Tale," "It Roars," "Where Do You Belong?," "Meet The Plastics," "Stupid With Love," "Apex Predator," "What's Wrong With Me?," "Sexy," "Someone Gets Hurt," "Revenge Party," "Fearless," "Stop," "Whose House Is This?," "More Is Better," "Someone Gets Hurt (Reprise)," "World Burn," "I'd Rather Be Me," "Do This Thing," "I See Stars." Released 6/8/18. Digital format released May 18.


Week of June 5, 2018

2018 Tony Awards2018 Tony Award Season
(Broadway Records/Tony Award Productions - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Each musical from the 2017-2018 season, including the 2018 Tony nominated musicals, have been invited to contribute a song to this new compilation album. "Angels in America Highlights" (Angels in America), "Mama Will Provide" (Once on This Island), "(Just a) Simple Sponge" (Spongebob Squarepants: The Musical), "I Could Have Danced All Night" (My Fair Lady), "Margaritaville" (Escape to Margaritaville), "The Beat of Your Heart" (The Bands Visit), "Stop" (Mean Girls), "Monster" (Frozen), "She Works Hard for the Money" (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), "Do the Work" (Prince of Broadway), "Children of a Lesser God Highlights" (Children of a Lesser God), "The Music of the Night" (From the Phantom of the Opera 30th Anniversary), "Stick It to the Man" (From School of Rock, Andrew Lloyd Webber Lifetime Achievement), "All That Jazz" (From Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville, Chita Rivera Lifetime Achievement). A portion of the proceeds from the album will go to the American Theatre Wing and Broadway League’s arts educations initiatives. The cover art features a specially commissioned Tony season illustration by Justin “Squigs” Robertson. The packaging includes essay by noted musical theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper as well as details about each show. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Betty Buckley HopeBetty Buckley: Hope
(Palmetto - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Collection of songs by some of the actress-singer's favorite composers and songwriters. "Ecotopia," "Any Major Dude Will Tell You," "Falling In Love," "Long Ago and Far Away," Introduction to "Hope", "Hope" (by Jason Robert Brown), "My Least Favorite Life," "Don't Take Me Alive," "Except Goodbye," "Every Little Thing," "Shades of Scarlett Conquering," "Dope Island," "I Feel Lucky," "Quiet," "Gilda Story," "Prisoner in Disguise," "Young At Heart." Christian Jacob on piano, arranger and music director; Oz Noy on guitar; Tony Marino on bass; and Dan Rieser on drums.

CarouselCarousel 2018 revival cast digital
(Craft Recordings - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Rodgers & Hammerstein score. Cast includes Jessie Mueller, Joshua Henry, Renée Fleming , Lindsay Mendez, Alexander Gemignani, Margaret Colin, Amar Ramasar, John Douglas Thompson. "The Carousel Waltz," "Mister Snow," "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," "Mister Snow - Reprise," "When The Children Are Asleep," "Blow High, Blow Low," "Soliloquy," "This Way A Real Nice Clambake," "What's The Use Of Wond'rin'?," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "The Highest Judge Of All," "Ballet," "Finale: You'll Never Walk Alone - Reprise." CD format to be released July 13.

Peter Pan on Her BirthdayFor Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Sarah Ruhl. Recently premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. 144 pages.

FrozenFrozen - The Broadway Musical
(Walt Disney Records - new on CD)
OBC recording of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez score. With an expanded orchestra of 44 musicians, including a string section of 22. The cast includes Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, Greg Hildreth, Robert Creighton, John Riddle, and Jelani Alladin. "Vuelie / Let the Sun Shine On," "A Little Bit of You," "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?," "For the First Time in Forever," "Hans of the Southern Isles," "Queen Anointed," "Dangerous to Dream," "Love Is an Open Door," "Reindeer(S) Are Better Than People," "What Do You Know About Love?," "In Summer," "Hans of the Southern Isles (reprise)," "Let It Go," "Hygge," "For the First Time in Forever (reprise)," "Fixer Upper," "Kristoff Lullaby," "Monster," "True Love," "Colder by the Minute," "Finale / Let It Go," (bonus track "When Everything Falls Apart Outtake." The album is produced by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Stephen Oremus, Dave Metzger and Chris Montan. Released on new on mp3 and at iTunes May 11.

Helpless"Helpless"
(Atlantic Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New in #Hamildrop series. The Regrettes cover song from Hamilton. Released May 31.

Marieann MeringoloMarieann Meringolo: Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman (Live)
(Blujazz - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
MAC Award and Back Stage Bistro Award winning vocalist. "The Way We Were / Where Do You Start?," "Opening Dialogue," "Nice 'n Easy / That Face," "It Might Be You / What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?," "I Was Born in Love with You," "The Way We Were, II / How Do You Keep the Music Playing? / Summer Me, Winter Me," "Love Makes the Changes," "The Windmills of Your Mind / Between Yesterday and Tomorrow," "Pieces of Dreams (Little Girl Blue) [Live]," "The Way We Were, III / Fifty Percent," "Where Is It Written? / A Piece of Sky," "Thank You Dialogue," "On My Way to You / Something New in My Life." Recorded live at The Iridium. CD format available at CDBaby.com.

My Fair LadyMy Fair Lady 2018 revival cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon/on mp3/at iTunes)
Lincoln Center cast recording of score by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner's score. Album produced by David Lai and Ted Sperling. Cast includes Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, Diana Rigg as Mrs. Higgins, Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica, Linda Mugleston, and Manu Narayan. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Seven BridesSeven Brides for Seven Brothers Blu-ray
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray on 2 discs)
1954 film musical. Score by Gene de Paul, Johnny Mercer, Saul Chaplin, Adolph Deutsch. Cast includes Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Rall, and Marc Platt. Directed by Stanley Donen. Choreography by Michael Kidd. New remastered version. Bonuses: alternate widescreen version (placed on a BD bonus disc); audio commentary by Stanley Donen (2004); "MGM Jubilee Overture" short subject, Remastered in 1080p HD and Uncompressed DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1; "Sobbin' Women: The Making of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," hosted by Howard Keel (SD); Radio City Music Hall Premiere - July 22, 1954 (SD); MGM's 30th Anniversary" (1954 MGM Newsreel) (SD). 102 minutes.

Kenny LeonTake You Wherever You Go
(Grand Central Publishing - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD)
Memoir by Tony Award winning director Kenny Leon. Foreword by Samuel L. Jackson. 240 pages.


Week of May 29, 2018

Audra McDonald Sing HappyAudra McDonald & the New York Philharmonic: Sing Happy
(Decca Gold - new on CD)
Live from May 1 concert performance at Geffen Hall for the New York Philharmonic’s Spring Gala. "I Am What I Am," "Medley: It Might as Well Be Spring/Hurry, It's Lovely Up Here," "Cornet Man," "Sing Happy," "Simple Little Things," Introduction to Being Good Isn't Good Enough," "Being Good Isn't Good Enough," "Summertime," "Chain of Love," "0vanilla Ice Cream," "March Is a Windy Month," Introduction to Medley, "Medley: Children Will Listen/ You've Got to Be Carefully Taught," "Facebook Song," "Never Will I Marry," "Being Alive," Introduction to Make Someone Happy, "Make Someone Happy," "Introduction to Climb Ev'ry Mountain, "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "More I Cannot Wish You." Orchestra conducted by Andy Einhorn. Digital released May 11.

Ben BagleyBen Bagley's The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Though the Eyes of Cole Porter
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Ran at Square East Theater in 1965. Kaye Ballard, Harold Lang, Carmen Alvarez, William Hickey, and Elmarie Wendel. With bonuses. Limited to 500 copies. Available at Kritzerland.com. Expected first week in June.

Fraver by DesignFraver by Design: Five Decades of Theatre Poster Art from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Beyond
(Schiffer - Hardcover Book)
By Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo. A monograph collection that takes you behind-the-scenes into the world of theatrical advertising through a rare look at 40 unpublished poster sketches for some of Broadway's favorite shows, career anecdotes, and commentary including Bernadette Peters, Dean Pitchford, and Jack Viertel. More than 20 of Fraver's poster designs for the works of Stephen Sondheim are spotlighted, as well as those created for Rodgers & Hammerstein, The Kennedy Center, and New York City Center's Encores! series. 208 pages.

Jones & SchmidtJones & Schmidt: Hidden Treasures, 1951-2001
(Harbinger/The Musical Theater Project - new on 2 CDs/on mp3/at iTunes)
Part of the Songwriter Showcase Series. Vocals by Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt, Mary Martin, Robert Preston, Liz Callaway, Carole Demas, Bert Lahr, Stanley Holloway, Susan Watson, Samantha Bruce and many others. "Prologue: Try to Remember," "Freshman Song/Registration," "Anyone Will Do," "At 22," "Mr. Off-Broadway," "The Race of the Lexington Avenue Express," "One and All," "The Holy Man and the New Yorker," "You Wonder How These Things Begin," "A Perfect Time to Be in Love," "Plant a Radish," "I Have Acted Like a Fool," "New York Medley," "Sketches," "Just Fine," "Pretty Is," "A Texas Romance," "Man and Wife," "Guess We May as Well Stay Married Now," "The Genuine Eccentric and His Wife," "Thousands of Flowers," "Celebration," "Under the Tree," "Opening Sequence from Colette," "Wand'rin' Child." Disc 2: "Thank You for Your Love," "Within This Empty Space," "Name: Cockian," "I Love His Face," "Postcards," "Middle of the Road," "Wonderful Way to Die," "Theme from "The Bone Room"," "Menage a Trois," "Joy" (Work Session), "Ooh-La-La," "You Could Hurt Me," "The Room Is Filled with You," "Medley from Colette," "Our Town," "The World Is Very Wide," "There Is a River/Heavenly Music," "I Only Want Someone to Love Me," "Broadway Sam," "Maybe," "Learning Who You Are," "Here Am I," "Epilogue: Try to Remember." Produced by Bill Rudman. 64-page color booklet includes extensive notes by Bill Rudman; details and notes on all of the selections by Tom Jones (with an assist from Harvey Schmidt), and never-before-seen photos.

Lena Hall RadioheadLena Hall Obsessed: Radiohead
(Ghostlight Records - new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
"Nude," "High and Dry," "Exit Music (For a Film)," "Street Spirit (Fade out)," "Creep."

RedheadRedhead 1959 studio cast/original Mexican cast +
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
1959 "Selections from Redhead" studio recording of Albert Hague/Dorothy Fields score, featuring Rita Williams, Bryan Johnson and Fred Lucas with the Mike Sammes Singers and Hill Bowen Orchestra. Also, the Mexican cast recording of the Spanish language adaptation by Luis De Llano and Martha Fisher which opened at Teatro de los Insurgentes in Mexico City in 1960 as La Pelirroja, starring Virma Gonzalez, Armando Calvo and featuring Placido Domingo. Bonus: three pop covers of songs from Redhead performed by Art Lund, Toni Arden and Tommy Leonetti. Part of Stage Door Records' Collector's Series, with retro LP packaging and limited to 500 copies. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.

Sutton FosterSutton Foster: Take Me to the World
(Ghostlight Deluxe - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Joined by Megan McGinnis, Darcie Roberts, Jodi Cotton, Johnna Tavianini, Elizabeth Truitt & Ball State Cabaret Class Female Singers. "Take Me to the World / Starting Here, Starting Now," "Everybody Says Don't / Yes," "I'm on My Way / On My Way," "If I Were a Bell / Singin' in the Rain," "I Got Love / Gimme Gimme," "Give Him the Ooh-La-La," "Stars and the Moon," "A Quiet Thing / Hush, Little Baby," "Room," "Old Friends / Bookends," "You Can Close Your Eyes," "It All Fades Away," "C'est Magnifique," "Every Time We Say Goodbye" (Bonus Track). Customers who pre-order the digital album will immediately receive the track "Stars and the Moon," with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Also at Ghostlight Records.

Twenty TheatresTwenty Theatres to See Before You Die: A Love Letter to Britain's Theatres
(Penned in the Margins - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Amber Massie-Blomfield. A celebration of thriving against the odds ... also a personal account of a life-long love affair with the places where 'anything is possible': from open-air fry-ups and an impromptu can-can to paranormal manifestations. An adventure through theatre, place and the people who make it happen. 350 pages.


Week of May 22, 2018

Grass HarpThe Grass Harp original cast recording
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Score by Claibe Richardson and Kenward Elmslie. 1971 Broadway musical cast included Barbara Cook, Carol Brice, Karen Morrow, Ruth Ford, Russ Thacker, and Max Showalter. Includes song dropped from the LP, included on the Painted Smiles CD release, along with bonus tracks. Limited to 500 copies. At Kritzerland.com.

The InheritanceThe Inheritance
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
New play by Matthew Lopez (The Whipping Man, The Legend of Georgia McBride). Premiered at the New Vic in London in March 2018 (Transferring to the Noel Coward Theatre in September 2018). 320 pages. Published 4/26/18.

A Letter to Harvey MilkA Letter to Harvey Milk digital
(Yellow Sound Label - new digital album)
Off-Broadway cast album. Score by Laura I. Kramer (music) Ellen M. Schwartz (lyrics), and Cheryl Stern (additional lyrics). Cast includes Adam Heller, Julia Knitel, Cheryl Stern, Michael Bartoli, Sarah Corey, Jeremy Greenbaum, Aury Krebs, Philip Hoffman, CJ Pawlikowski, and Ravi Roth. Album produced by Michael Croiter. Mp3 also available at BroadwayRecords.com.

Fearless B-SidesMandy Gonzalez: Fearless: B-Sides
(Ghostlight Records - new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
Five additional digital-only tracks from the original sessions for Mandy Gonzalez' (now in Hamilton) "Fearless" album include creative new interpretations of standards in addition to her first-ever Spanish-language recording. "You Can Leave Your Hat On," "Bein' Green," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Get Ready," "Vivir Mi Vida." Released 5/18/18.

Not TalkingNot Talking
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Mike Barlett, now in its first production at Arcola Theatre in London. 72 pages.

Oklahoma! 75th AnniversaryOklahoma! Original Cast Album 75th Anniversary
(Verve - on CD/vinyl LP/on mp3/at iTunes)
1943 original Broadway cast album featuring Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts, Celeste Holm, Howard Da Silva, Betty Garde, Lee Dixon, Joseph Buloff, Jane Lawrence, Barry Kelley, and George S. Irving. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II score. "Overture," "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top," "Kansas City," "I Can't Say No," "Many A New Day," "It's A Scandal! It's A Outrage!," "People Will Say We're In Love," "Pore Jud Is Daid," "Lonely Room," "Out Of My Dreams," "The Farmer And The Cowman," "All Er Nuthin'," "Oklahoma!," "Finale," "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" (alt.), "I Can't Say No" (alt.), "Pore Jud Is Daid" (alt.), "Finale" (alt.).

Play It Again MarvinPlay It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration
(Varese Sarabande - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra concert performance, under the direction of J. Ernest Green. Features pianist Kevin Cole and singers Grammy winner Sylvia McNair, Judy Harrison, and Doug LaBrecque and cellist Adrian Daurov. "The Way We Were," "A Chorus Line Concerto," "Dreamers," "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows," "The Swimmer," "Nothing," "A Mother's Voice," "The Entertainer and Pineapple Rag," "Nobody Does It Better," "They're Playing My Song," "I Cannot Hear the City," "That's How I Say Goodbye," "If You Really Knew Me," "Looking Through the Eyes of Love," "At the Fountain," "Suite from Sophie's Choice / If You Remember Me," "Marvin's Medley," "Bows ," "What I Did For Love."

QuizQuiz
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/eTextbook)
New play by James Graham. Premiered at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, in 2017 and transferred to the West End Noel Coward Theatre in April 2018. 112 pages. Published 4/23/18.


Week of May 15, 2018

Come from Away SongbookCome from Away A New Musical Piano/Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Twelve vocal arrangements with piano accompaniment from the score by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Includes: Blankets and Bedding," "Costume Party," "Finale," "I Am Here," "Me and the Sky," "Prayer," "Screech In," "Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere (38 Planes Reprise)," "Stop the World," "28 Hours," "Welcome to the Rock," "Wherever We Are."

Capital DistrictHistoric Theaters of New York's Capital District
(The History Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By John A. Miller. History of theaters in the Capital District around Albany, New York. 160 pages.

Light Shining in BuckinghamsireLight Shining in Buckinghamshire (Revised TCG Edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Caryl Churchill. Playing this spring at New York Theatre Workshop. 80 pages.

Mandy Patinkin DiaryMandy Patinkin: Diary: January 27, 2018
(Nonesuch Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
First in a series of musical installments from Mandy Patinkin and pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman). "I Have Found My Happiness," "Dayton, Ohio - 1903," "Living Without You," "My Mom," "Going to a Town," "Dreaming," "I Enjoy the Little Things," "To Be of Use," "Time Enough for Rocking," "Life's a Gas." Released 4/27/18.

Mean GirlsMean Girls OBC digital
(Atlantic Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin. Cast includes Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Grey Henson, Kerry Butler, Kyle Selig, Cheech Manohar, and Rick Younger. "A Cautionary Tale," "It Roars," "Where Do You Belong?," "Meet The Plastics," "Stupid With Love," "Apex Predator," "What's Wrong With Me?," "Sexy," "Someone Gets Hurt," "Revenge Party," "Fearless," "Stop," "Whose House Is This?," "More Is Better," "Someone Gets Hurt (Reprise)," "World Burn," "I'd Rather Be Me," "Do This Thing," "I See Stars." CD format to be released June 15.


Week of May 8, 2018

Alexis MichelleAlexis Michelle: Lovefool
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon/on mp3/at iTunes)
Drag and cabaret artist Alexis Michelle ("RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9") debut album. "Beautiful," "Follow Your Heart," "Lovefool," "(Have I Stayed) Too Long at the Fair," "Fool on the Hill," "Call Me," "You Can Always Count on Me," "Simple/Good Thing Going," "Rainbow Connection," "Ramblin' Man." Produced by Brandon James Gwinn and Alex Michaels. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Audra McDonald Sing HappyAudra McDonald & the New York Philharmonic: Sing Happy digital
(Decca Gold - new mp3/at iTunes)
Live from May 1 concert performance at Geffen Hall for the New York Philharmonic’s Spring Gala. "I Am What I Am," "Medley: It Might as Well Be Spring/Hurry, It's Lovely Up Here," "Cornet Man," "Sing Happy," "Simple Little Things," Introduction to Being Good Isn't Good Enough," "Being Good Isn't Good Enough," "Summertime," "Chain of Love," "0vanilla Ice Cream," "March Is a Windy Month," Introduction to Medley, "Medley: Children Will Listen/ You've Got to Be Carefully Taught," "Facebook Song," "Never Will I Marry," "Being Alive," Introduction to Make Someone Happy, "Make Someone Happy," "Introduction to Climb Ev'ry Mountain, "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "More I Cannot Wish You." Orchestra conducted by Andy Einhorn. CD to be released May 25.

First Burn"First Burn"
(Atlantic - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
April #Hamildrop. Lexi Lawson, Julia K. Harriman, Shoba Narayan, Rachelle Ann Go, and Arianna Afsar sing a first draft of Eliza's original act two ballad. Released 4/30/18.

FrozenFrozen - The Broadway Musical - digital
(Walt Disney Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
OBC recording of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez score. With an expanded orchestra of 44 musicians, including a string section of 22. The cast includes Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, Greg Hildreth, Robert Creighton, John Riddle, and Jelani Alladin. "Vuelie / Let the Sun Shine On," "A Little Bit of You," "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?," "For the First Time in Forever," "Hans of the Southern Isles," "Queen Anointed," "Dangerous to Dream," "Love Is an Open Door," "Reindeer(S) Are Better Than People," "What Do You Know About Love?," "In Summer," "Hans of the Southern Isles (reprise)," "Let It Go," "Hygge," "For the First Time in Forever (reprise)," "Fixer Upper," "Kristoff Lullaby," "Monster," "True Love," "Colder by the Minute," "Finale / Let It Go," (bonus track "When Everything Falls Apart Outtake." The album is produced by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Stephen Oremus, Dave Metzger and Chris Montan. CD to be released June 8.

Two-Player GameGeorge Salazar & Joe Iconis: Two-Player Game
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
A recording of the concert as performed at Feinstein's/54 Below. "Broadway, Here I Come!," "Two-Player Game," "I Love Play Rehearsal," "Tiny Short Little Song," "Andy's Song," "The Answer," "Lisa," "The Vagabond," "Norman," "Song of the Brown Buffalo," "Michael in the Bathroom," "The Goodbye Song," "Kaboom." Also at GhostlightRecords.com.

LesliLesli Margherita: Rule Your Kingdom
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below. Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea, Zorro) signature cabaret show. "Baby I'm a Star," "Opening Monologue," "Country Medley," "I Was a Disney Princess," "Part of Your World," "Path Poopers," "Don't Poop on My Pathway," "The Social Meeds," "Mean / Titanium," "Wonder Woman, Princess Leia, Miss Piggy," "Woman," "How to Win an Olivier Award," "Keep Calm & Carry On," "Wouldn't It Be Good / That's Life," "Rule.," "Ain't Nobody's Bizness," "Royals," "Umbrella Medley," "My Man." Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Rise Season OneRise Season 1: The Album
(Atlantic Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Songs from the NBC show. Cast includes Auli'i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Amy Forsyth, Ted Sutherland, Ellie Desautels, Shannon Purser. "Glorious," "Football Freestyle," "I Believe," "The Word Of Your Body," "The Song Of Purple Summer," "Left Behind," "My Junk," "The Guilty Ones," "Mama Who Bore Me," "The Bitch Of Living," "Touch Me," "Whispering," "The Dark I Know Well," "Mama Who Bore Me," "Totally Fucked," "The Word Of Your Body," "Blue Wind/Don't Do Sadness," "Those You've Known," "All You Desire," "Perfect," "Scars To Your Beautiful," "Carry On," "Just Breathe," "Carry You."


Week of May 1, 2018

Cole Porter in Paris and FeathertopCole Porter in Paris: A TV Spectacular and Feathertop
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Cole Porter TV special that aired January 17, 1973 with a cast that included Diahann Carroll, Perry Como, Louis Jourdan, Connie Stevens, with special performances by Charles Aznavour and Twiggy. Released as a promotional LP only. Also, Feathertop, based on the story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, aired on October 19, 1961, with a score by Mary Rodgers and Martin Charnin. Cast included Jane Powell, Hugh O'Brian, Cathleen Nesbitt, Hans Conried. Also, released only as a promotional LP. Available at Kritzerland.com.

Everybody's Talking About JamieEverybody's Talking about Jamie
(Samuel French - Paperback Book)
Libretto for musical with score by Tom MacRae (book) and Dan Gillespie Sells, from an idea by Jonathan Butterell. 140 p ages. Released 11/1/17.

Jesus Christ Superstar concertJesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
(Sony Masterworks - new on 2 CDs)
Live musical concert televised on NBC on April 1. Cast includes John Legend, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles, Brandon Victor Dixon, Norm Lewis, Jason Tam, Ben Daniels, Jin Ha, Erik Grönwall. "Overture," "Heaven on Their Minds," "What's The Buzz / Strange Thing Mystifying," "Everything's Alright," "This Jesus Must Die," "Hosanna," "Simon Zealotes / Poor Jerusalem," "Pilate's Dream," "The Temple," "Everything's Alright (Reprise)," "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Damned for All Time / Blood Money," "The Last Supper," "Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say)," "Transition," "The Arrest," "Peter's Denial," "Pilate and Christ," "King Herod's Song," "Transition After Herod," "Could We Start Again, Please?," "Judas's Death," "Trial Before Pilate (Including The 39 Lashes)," "Superstar," "The Crucifixion," "John Nineteen:Forty One," "Curtain Call." Released 4/6/17 digitally: on mp3 and at iTunes. Released 4/27/18.

Lena Hall Obsessed PinkLena Hall Obsessed: Pink
(Ghostlight Records - new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
"Sober," "What About Us," "Just Like a Pill," "Glitter in the Air."

Die HappyShaina Taub: Die Happy
(new digital album)
Second solo album. Songs written and performed by Shaina Taub. Accompanied by her band Brun, Hiroyuki Matsuura and David Farrell Melton, as well as an ensemble of horn, wind and string players and a large choir comprised of friends and collaborators. Co-produced Die Happy with bandmate Mike Brun and Dean Sharenow of Steel Cut Audio, at Vibromonk Studios in Brooklyn. Lyric video of "If I Die Before You" now at YouTube. "If I Die Before You," "Huddled Masses," "Where Are The Grown-Ups?," "She Persisted," "Family Plan," "Holy Old City," "Fortnight," "2 Captains," "Our Solitude," "Your Old Guitar," "Still I Will Love," "Inevitable." Currently available exclusively on Bandcamp, to be released wide later this year.


Week of April 24, 2018

Empenada LocaEmpanada Loca
(Audible Book and at iTunes)
Solo show by Aaron Mark originally produced by Labyrinth Theater Company in 2015. Starring Daphne Rubin-Vega. Recording produced by Aaron Mark and Daphne Rubin-Vega; directed by Aaron Mark; recorded by Andrew Hollander at Sugarbox Studios, NYC; edited by Aaron Gittleman; sound design by Ryan Rumery. Released 10/4/17.

Everybody's Talking About JamieEverybody's Talking About Jamie
(new import CD/at iTunes)
Musical score by Dan Gillespie Sells (music) and Tom MacRae (lyrics). Original West End cast. Mina Anwar, Luke Baker, Tamsin Carroll, John McCrea, Phil Nichol, Lucie Shorthouse, Josie Walker. "And You Don't Even Know It," "The Wall in My Head," "Spotlight," "The Legend of Loco Chanel (And the Blood Red Dress)," "If I Met Myself Again," "Work of Art," "Over the Top," "Everybody's Talking About Jamie," "Limited Edition Prom Night Special," "It Means Beautiful," "Ugly in This Ugly World," "He's My Boy," "My Man, Your Boy," "Prom Song," "Finale," "Out of the Darkness (A Place Where We Belong)." Concept album previously released digitally: mp3 at Amazon and at iTunes.

Les GirlsLes Girls Blu-ray
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1957 musical comedy film with a Cole Porter score. Starring Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall, Taina Elg. HD remaster. 114 minutes. Released 4/17/17.

Hello Again soundtrackHello Again soundtrack
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack album from 2017 musical movie based on Michael John LaChiusa musical. Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton, T.R. Knight, Rumer Willis, Cheyenne Jackson, Jenna Ushkowitz, Tyler Blackburn, Sam Underwood, Nolan Gerard Funk and Al Calderon. "Now: I've Been Looking for Someone," "1901: Hello Again," "1944: I Gotta Little Time / We Kiss," "1967: In Some Other Life," "1929: Story of My Life," "1956: The Greatest of Adventures / Tom," "1912: Ship of Dreams / Listen to the Music," "1976: Opening Montage / the One I Love / Safe," "2002: Performance of a Lifetime / Beyond the Moon," "1989: A Lie / Mistress of the Senator," "Now: The Bed Was Not My Own / Hello Again - Reprise," "Bonus Track: Beyond the Moon" (Single). Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Historians on HamiltonHistorians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past
(Rutgers Univ Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Editor/contributors Renee C. Romano and Claire Bond Potter, with 12 other contributors. Brings together a collection of top scholars to explain the Hamilton phenomenon and explore what it might mean for our understanding of America's history, examining what the musical got right, what it got wrong, and why it matters. 396 pages. [Appears to be selling ahead of its release date.]

Kate RockwellKate Rockwell: Back to My Roots
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Solo album by Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls: The Musical). "Hey There Good Times," "Bring on the Men," "I Know Things Now You Know," "Buenos Aires," "What You Don't Know About Women," "I'm Breaking Down," "The Games I Play," "Song on the Sand," "Somewhere That's Green," "Schoenberg Lloyd Webber (or...Two Composers, One Song)," "Unexpected Song." Executive Produced by Yael Silver, along with producers Michael Croiter Jason Loffredo, and Showmance Productions.

Kris KringleKris Kringle: The Musical
(Yellow Sound Label - new on mp3/iTunes)
Score by Maria Campia and Tim Janis. Studio cast includes Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Greg Violand. Erick Devine, Kaylin Hedges, Kim Crosby, Nick Varricchio, by Nikki Renée Daniels, Matt Densky, Amy Persons, Mary Stout. "Prologue & Kris Kringle," "Unwrap the Christmas Magic," "What Is So Merry 'bout Christmas," "What Is So Merry 'bout Christmas (Reprise)," "Beautiful," "Santa's Rulebook," "Something Wonderful in You," "Green Suede Shoes," "My North Star," "Skip Ba Doo," "Beautiful / My North Star (Reprise)," "Extraordinary," "Tonight We Will Roar," "The Kringle Curse," "Pathway Through," "Forgiveness," "Finale." Available as a CD at BroadwayRecords.com. Released 2/9/18.

Louise DearmanLouise Dearman: For You, For Me digital album
(Big Hand Recordings - new mp3/at iTunes)
U.K. actress singer solo album. "A Piece of Sky," "City of Stars," "Easy as Life," "Burn," "Don't Forget Me," "I Will Never Leave You," "With You," "Beautiful," "She Used to Be Mine," "Time Heals Everything," "Who Will Love Me as I Am."

Pat Suzuki CompletePat Suzuki: Complete Album Series
(Stage Door Records - new import 2 CDs)
Along with "Singles & Rarities 1958-1967," Pat Suzuki's (Flower Drum Song) back catalogue of solo recordings, the complete discography as a solo artist. All 50 tracks from four solo albums: "The Many Sides of Pat Suzuki" (1958), "Miss Pony Tail" (1958), "Broadway '59" (1959) and "Looking at You." Songs include: "From This Moment On" (cut from Out Of This World), "Just One of Those Things" (Jubilee), "Always True to You in My Fashion" (Kiss Me Kate), "Lazy Afternoon" (The Golden Apple), "The Song Is You" (Music In The Air), " Anything Goes," "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face" (My Fair Lady), "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" (Leave It To Me!), "The Lady Is a Tramp" (Babes in Arms), "I Enjoy Being a Girl" (Flower Drum Song), "Love Look Away" (Flower Drum Song), "Sunday" (Flower Drum Song), "Two Faces in the Dark" (Redhead), "Just for Once" (Redhead), "Tonight" (West Side Story), "On the Street Where You Live" (My Fair Lady), "The Party's Over" (Bells Are Ringing), "Just in Time" (Bells Are Ringing), "Not Like Me" (First Impressions), "I Feel Sorry for the Boy" (First Impressions), "Till There Was You" (The Music Man), "Small World" (Gypsy), "Cheek to Cheek" (Top Hat), and, from Flower Drum Song OBC album, "I Enjoy Being a Girl," and "Grant Avenue." Joint collaboration between Pat Suzuki and Stage Door Records. Also at StageDoorRecords.com. Released 4/21/18.

Whenver You're ReadyWhenever You're Ready: Nora Polley on Life as a Stratford Festival Stage Manager
(ECW Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Shawn DeSouza-Coelhoy. The career of Nora Polley, who — in her 52 years at the Stratford Festival — has learned from, worked with, and cared for some of the greatest directors, actors, stage managers, and productions in Canadian theatrical history. From her childhood forays into a theater her father, Victor, worked tirelessly to help maintain, to her unexpected apprenticeship and the equally unexpected 40 years of stage management. An immersive account of a life spent in service of the theater, told from the ground floor: where actors struggle with lines and anxieties, where directors lose themselves in the work, where the next season is always uncertain, and where Nora — a stage manager, a custodian, a confidante, a pillar, a rock — finds her rhythm, her patience, her perseverance, her love, her consistency, and her invisibility. 420 pages. [Appears to be selling ahead of its release date.]


Week of April 17, 2018

Funny ThingA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City: A Play
(The Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Halley Feiffer. Played at MCC Theater in 2016. 112 pages.

Moment WorkMoment Work: Tectonic Theater Project's Process of Devising Theater
(Vintage - Paperback Book)
By Moises Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams, with Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti. A detailed guide to the collaborative method developed by the acclaimed creators of The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency.

The PenitentThe Penitent
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by David Mamet, which premiered at Atlantic Theatre Company in February 2017. 72 pages.

Prince of BroadwayPrince of Broadway OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/on mp3)
Original Broadway cast album. Songs from shows Hal Prince directed/produced, plus original songs by Jason Robert Brown. Music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Brown. Chuck Cooper, Janet Dacal, Bryonha Marie Parham, Emily Skinner, Brandon Uranowitz, Kaley Ann Voorhees, Michael Xavier, Tony Yazbeck, Karen Ziemba. "Overture," "Heart" (Damn Yankees)," "Something's Coming" (Intro)/Tonight" (West Side Story)," "Tonight at Eight" (She Loves Me)," "Will He Like Me?" (She Loves Me)," "You've Got Possibilities" (It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman)," " The Right Girl" (Follies)," "If I Were A Rich Man" (Fiddler on the Roof)," "Cabaret" (Cabaret)," "So What?" (Cabaret )," "Company Prelude" (Company)," "Ladies Who Lunch" (Company)," "Being Alive" (Company)," "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" (Evita)," "Ol' Man River" (Show Boat)," "Now You Know" (Merrily We Roll Along)," "This Is Not Over Yet" (Parade)," "Dressing Them Up" (Kiss of the Spider Woman)," "The Worst Pies in London" (Sweeney Todd)," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" (The Phantom of the Opera)," " Music of the Night" (The Phantom of the Opera)," "Do the Work" (Jason Robert Brown – Original Song)." Recorded October 30, 2017. Also at GhostlightRecords.com.

Ziegfeld and His FolliesZiegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer
(Univ of Kentucky Press - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of 2015 book by Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson. a comprehensive look at both the life and legacy of the famous producer. Draws on a wide range of sources, including Ziegfeld's previously unpublished letters to his second wife, Billie Burke, and to his daughter Patricia. A lively and well-rounded account of Ziegfeld as a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a lover, and an alternately ruthless and benevolent employer. Illustrated with over 75 images. 576 pages.


Week of April 10, 2018

Answers from the Working ActorAnswers from "The Working Actor": Two Backstage Columnists Share Ten Years of Advice
(Focal Press - Paperback Book)
By Jackie Apodaca and Michael Kostroff, from their column in "Backstage." 324 pages.

Broadway Musicals of 1930sThe Complete Book of 1930s Broadway Musicals
(Roman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
Dan Dietz's newest book examines in detail every musical that opened on Broadway from 1930 through the end of 1939, discussing the era's major successes, notorious failures, and musicals that closed during their pre-Broadway tryouts. Includes every show that debuted during the decade, including Anything Goes, As Thousands Cheer, Babes in Arms, The Boys from Syracuse, The Cradle Will Rock, The Green Pastures, Hellzapoppin, Hot Mikado, Porgy and Bess, Roberta, and various editions of Ziegfeld's Follies. Each entry contains: Plot summary; cast members; names of all important personnel, including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors; opening and closing dates; number of performances; critical commentary; musical numbers and the performers who introduced the songs; production data, including information about tryouts; source material; details about london and other foreign productions. There are also numerous appendixes, including a discography, filmography, and published scripts, as well as lists of black-themed shows and Jewish-themed productions. 688 pages.

Greatest Showman Blu-rayThe Greatest Showman Blu-ray
(20th Century Fox - new Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD/4k Blu-ray/single DVD)
2017 musical film with songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Keala Settle, Paul Sparks. Blu-ray to have over two hours worth of bonus material that will include a sing-a-long mode.

Jesus Christ Superstar concertJesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert video
(Sony Masterworks - streaming in HD at Amazon/digital TV show at iTunes)
Live musical concert televised on NBC on April 1. Cast includes John Legend, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles, Brandon Victor Dixon, Norm Lewis, Jason Tam, Ben Daniels, Jin Ha, Erik Grönwall. 1 hour, 39 minutes. Released March 31, 2018. Also, currently at NBC.com. 2-CD soundtrack to be released April 27.

Pat SuzukiPat Suzuki: Singles & Rarities 1958-1967
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
This collection compiles all of Pat Suzuki's (Flower Drum Song) non-album singles recorded for both VIK / RCA between 1958 - 1960 and her sole release for Capitol Records in 1961, plus two pop singles recorded for the PDA label in 1967 alongside a handful of tracks recorded for "Pat!", a mid-sixties solo album that was never completed. Singles: "The Whiffenpoof Song," "Roar, Lion, Roar (Columbia University)," "The Victors (University of Michigan)," "The Eyes of Texas (University of Texas)," "Bow Down to Washington (University of Washington)," "Love Eyes (Whoop-Up)," "The Duke of Kent," "Dreamsville," "When You Want Me (Sail Away)," "Why Go Anywhere at All (The Gay Life)," "This Is How My World Is Made," "Look What You Done," "Make Me Invisible"; Pat! (Unreleased Album Sessions)," "Everybody Says Don't (Anyone Can Whistle)," "Never Will I Marry (Greenwillow)," "I Know Why and So Do You," "When the Sun Comes Out," "Hard Hearted Hannah." A collaboration between Pat Suzuki and Stage Door Records. Part of Stage Door's Collector's Series with special packaging and limited run of 500 units. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.

SondheimStephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical
(Univ Press of Mississippi - Paperback Book)
By Robert L. McLaughlin. Places Sondheim's work in two contexts: the exhaustion of the musical play and the postmodernism that, by the 1960s, deeply influenced all the American arts. 312 pages. Released previously in Hardcover , Kindle, and Audiobook format.

VicunaVicuña: A Play
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Political play by Jon Robin Baitz. Premiered at Center Group in Los Angeles in 2016; playing in Washington DC November 2017. 112 pages.

YermaYerma
(Oberon Modern Plays - Paperback Book)
Federico García Lorca’s drama reimagined by Australian director and dramatist Simon Stone. Currently appearing at Park Avenue Armory featuring Billie Piper. 88 pages. Released 3/18/18.


Week of April 3, 2018

All That Jazz MorddenAll That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Ethan Mordden. A look back at Chicago's various moving parts—including the original 1926 play that started it all, a sexy silent film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, a talkie remake with Ginger Rogers, the musical itself, and at last the movie of the musical. 272 pages.

Black SheepBlack Sheep: The Authorised Biography of Nicol Williamson
(The History Press - Hardcover Book)
By Gabriel Hershman. 288 pages. [Appears to be available before released ate.]

Cherry OrchardThe Cherry Orchard (Stephen Karma adaptation)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Stephen Karam's (The Humans) adaptation of Chekhov's play. Produced in 2016 by Roundabout Theatre.

Cy ColemanCy Coleman: A Jazzman's Broadway
(Harbinger Records/Musical Theatre Project - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Jazz interpretations performed by Cy Coleman. From Jamaica (music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Yip Harburg), Cy Coleman, piano and vocals, with band: "I Don't Think I'll End It All Today," "Savanna," "Monkey in the Mango Tree," "Napoleon," "Take It Slow, Joe," "Pretty to Walk With," "Little Biscuit," "Cocoanut Sweet," "Push de Button," "What Good Does It Do?; Flower Drum Song) (music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II); Cy Coleman Trio: "The Other Generation," "I Am Going to Like It Here," "You Are Beautiful," "Chop Suey," "Grant Avenue," "A Hundred Million Miracles," "Love Look Away," "Sunday"; South Pacific (music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II); Cy Coleman, piano: "Younger Than Springtime," "This Nearly Was Mine," "Happy Talk," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair." South Pacific tracks taken from rare transcription recordings, and are making their first debuts since being recorded in the early 1950s. Liner notes by Andy Propst. Produced by Ken Bloom; associate producer Bill Rudman. Restoration and mastering engineer Peter Millrose, Millrose Music.

Dearest Squirrel'Dearest Squirrel': The Intimate Letters of John Osborne and Pamela Lane
(Oberon Books - Hardcover Book)
Peter Whitebrook, editor. Letters to and from playwright John Osborne and his first wife, Pamela Lane. His ground-breaking play Look Back in Anger (1956) was based on their turbulent marriage. 416 pages.

Farinelli and the KingFarinelli and the King
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
Play by Claire Van Kampen, which premiered in London in 2015 and began a run on Broadway in December 2017, starring Mark Rylance. 96 pages.

Lena Hall Obsessed: The CranberriesLena Hall Obsessed: The Cranberries
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Fourth in the series. "Zombie," "Free to Decide," "Salvation," "Linger."

Can't Help SingingRaissa Katona Bennett: Can't Help Singing: The Music of Jerome Kern
(LML Music - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Recorded live at Feinstein’s at the Regency in 2011, with Musical Director-Arranger Don Rebic on piano, and Tom Hubbard on bass. "Overture / Can't Help Singing," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "The Song is You / I'm Old-Fashioned," "She Didn't Say Yes," "Hey Fella," "I'll Be Hard to Handle," "You Couldn't Be Cuter / How'd You Like to Spoon with Me," "Remind Me," "The Night Was Made for Love / Don't Ever Leave Me / Why Do I Love You / You Are Love / Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine," "Pick Yourself Up," "Let's Begin," "All the Things You Are / They Didn't Believe Me," "Dearly Beloved / The Folks Who Live on the Hill," "Long Ago and Far Away / The Way You Look Tonight," "Look for the Silver Lining," "Playoff Instrumental."

Sweeney Todd - the Fourth WallSondheim and Wheeler's Sweeney Todd (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Aaron C. Thomas, taking on Sweeney Todd's chequered history and genre, its treatment of violence and cannibalism, and its sexual politics. 120 pages.

Something WonderfulSomething Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution
(Henry Holt. & Co. - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audio CD/Audible Audiobook)
"Todd S. Purdum's portrait of these two men, their creative process, and their groundbreaking innovations will captivate lovers of musical theater, lovers of the classic American songbook, and lovers in general. He shows that what Rodgers and Hammerstein wrought was truly something wonderful." 352 pages.

Sound of Music Making of - revisedSound of Music: The Making of America's Favorite Movie - revised edition
(Chicago Review Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Revised version of 1965 book by Julia Antopol Hirsch. Foreword by Robert Wise. Tribute to the beloved movie musical, and behind-the-scenes account of the creation of a Hollywood classic. Repackaged and updated with new material for today's fans. Sources include numerous in-depth interviews with cast and crew, including Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, and director/producer Robert Wise; behind-the-scenes details and photos, priceless anecdotes, memorabilia and scenes that didn't pass the cutting room floor. 256 pages.

Street Where I LiveThe Street Where I Live: A Memoir
(W.W. Norton & Co. - Paperback Book)
By Alan Jay Lerner. Reissue of Lerner's 1978 autobiography. Foreword by John Lahr.

True Love acoustic"True Love" (acoustic)
(Disney - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New song written for Frozen musical by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Performed by Patti Murin as Anna.


Week of March 27, 2018

Failing UpFailing Up: How to Rise Above, Do Better, and Never Stop Learning
(Feiwel & Friends - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton). "Written in the style of a commencement speech, Failing Up brings together what Leslie has learned in life so far, tapping into universal themes of starting something new, following your passions, discovering your own potential, and surrounding yourself with the right people." 192 pages. Audible Edition, narrated by Leslie Odom Jr., to be available April 10.

King of JazzKing of Jazz
(The Criterion Collection - new Blu-ray)
Revue starring bandleader Paul Whiteman, with a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts as the Rhythm Boys (featuring a young Bing Crosby), and orchestral numbers overseen by Whiteman himself, all lavishly staged by John Murray Anderson and shot in early Technicolor. Long available only in incomplete form, King of Jazz appears here newly restored, offering a fascinating snapshot of the way mainstream American popular culture viewed itself at the dawn of the 1930s. 98 minutes. Blu-ray special edition features: new 4K digital restoration by Universal Pictures, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; new audio commentary featuring jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, music and cultural critic Gene Seymour, and musician and bandleader Vince Giordano; new introduction by Giddins; new interview with musician and pianist Michael Feinstein; four new video essays by authors and archivists James Layton and David Pierce on the development and making of King of Jazz; deleted scenes and alternate opening-title sequence; All Americans, a 1929 short film featuring a version of the "Melting Pot" number that was restaged for the finale; I Know Everybody and Everybody's Racket, a 1933 short film featuring Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra; two Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons from 1930, featuring music and animation from King of Jazz.

When I Grow UpWhen I Grow Up
(Scholastic Inc - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Tim Minchin, illustrated by Steve Antony, inspired by Minchin's song from Matilda the musical. Ages 3-5 years. 32 pages.


Week of March 20, 2018

Doris Day ClassicsDoris Day: Original Album Classics
(Sony UK - new import box set of 5 CDs)
Compilation of Doris Day's greatest albums. "Lullaby of Broadway," "On Moonlight Bay," and "By the Light of the Silvery Moon," "I'll See You in My Dreams," "Calamity Jane." Mostly studio recordings. Also at Amazon UK, where there is a track list.

Found Tonight"Found/Tonight"
(Atlantic Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Hamildrops single for March. Mashup of music from Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen sung by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt. A portion of the proceeds will go to "March for Our Lives." Released 3/19/18.

Greatest Showman DigitalThe Greatest Showman digital film
(20th Century Fox - digital film at Amazon/at iTunes)
2017 musical film with songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Keala Settle, Paul Sparks. Blu-ray to have over two hours worth of bonus material that will include a sing-a-long mode. To be released April 10 on Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD/4k Blu-ray/single DVD

Rise Week #2Songs from Rise, Week #2
(Atlantic Records - new digital singles on mp3/at iTunes)
Songs from the March 20 episode of "Rise" on NBC performed by the cast. "The Song of Purple Summer" (featuring Amy Forsyth), "Word of Your Body" (featuring Auli'i Cravalho and Damon J. Gillespie). Released 3/16/18.

True Love"True Love" from Frozen
(Disney - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New song written for Frozen musical by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Performed by Patti Murin as Anna. Also available for listening at frozenthemusical.com/music.


Week of March 13, 2018

Big DealBig Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Kevin Winkler. A look at the evolution of Fosse as choreographer and director. Considers Fosse's career in the context of changes in Broadway musical theater over four decades, tracing his early dance years and the importance of mentors George Abbott and Jerome Robbins on his work. It examines how each of the important women in his adult life—all dancers—impacted his career and influenced his dance aesthetic; and how his evolution as both artist and individual mirrored the social and political climate of his era and allowed him to comfortably ride a wave of cultural changes. Part of OUP's Legacy Series. 304 pages.

Calendar GirlsCalendar Girls The Musical "original London recording"
(Decca - new on CD)
Score by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow. The musical, based on the film Calendar Girls, played the West End in 2017 and expected to tour the U.K. in 2018 with a new cast. Recording cast unknown, but the West End cast included Joanna Riding, Claire Moore, Claire Machin, Sophie-Louise Dann, Michele Dotrice, Debbie Chazen, Marian McLoughlin, James Gaddas, Jeremy Clyde, John Davitt. "Yorkshire," "Girls," "Scarborough," "Who Wants a Silent Night?," "Very Slightly Almost," "Spring Fete," "Time Passing," "Sunflower," "Dare," "Protect Me Less," "Girls (reprise)," "So I've Had a Little Work Done," "What Age Expects," "Kilimanjaro," "Dare (reprise)," "My Russian Friend and I," "For One Night Only," "Sunflower of Yorkshire"; Bonus Tracks" "Scarborough" (Gary Barlow and Joanna Riding), "Dare" (Gary Barlow and Cast), "Yorkshire" (Gary Barlow and Cast). Also at Amazon UK.

Dangerous to Dream"Dangerous to Dream" from Frozen
(Disney - new digital single mp3/at iTunes)
New song written for Frozen on Broadway by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Performed by Caissie Levy (Elsa). Released 3/9/18.

The Greatest Showman SongbookThe Greatest Showman: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack - songbook
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Piano/vocal/guitar songbook for the 2017 musical drama biopic about P.T. Barnum. Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. "Come Alive," "From Now On," "The Greatest Show," "A Million Dreams," "Never Enough," "The Other Side," "Rewrite the Stars," "This Is Me," "Tightrope." Includes full-color photos of scenes from the movie.

Now OnRamin Karimloo: From Now On
(Masterworks - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Ramin Karminloo sings a song by Pasek & Paul from the movie The Greatest Showman.

Shoshanna BeanShoshanna Bean: This Is Me
(Shotime Records - new digital single mp3/at iTunes)
Shoshanna Bean sings song from The Greatest Showman, written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Released 2/27/18.

SpectrumShoshanna Bean: Spectrum
(Shotime Records - new digital album mp3/at iTunes)
"I Wanna Be Around," "Strange Thunder," "All to Me," "Remember the Day," "Stay," "Make it Rain," "With a Little Help From My Friends," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)," "How Deep is the Ocean." Released 2/9/18.

RiseSongs from Rise, Week #1
(Atlantic records - new digital singles mp3 and at iTunes)
Songs to be featured on the Tuesday, March 13 episode of new musical TV show "Rise": Spring Awakening montage, "I Believe," "Football Freestyle" (by Lin-Manuel Miranda), "Just Breathe", "Glorious." Released 3/9/18.

Rise Week #2Songs from Rise, Week #2
(Atlantic Records - new digital singles on mp3/at iTunes)
Songs from the March 20 episode of "Rise" on NBC performed by the cast. "The Song of Purple Summer" (featuring Amy Forsyth), "Word of Your Body" (featuring Auli'i Cravalho and Damon J. Gillespie). Released 3/16/18.

Unmasked Platinum 4Unmasked: The Platinum Collection
(Verve - new 4-disc set)
Curated by Really Useful Group and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Collection of recordings of the work of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Includes recordings from the past five decades, plus newly-recorded versions of songs by Lana Del Rey, Gregory Porter, and Nicole Scherzinger. Singers like Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman, Elvis Presley and, released for the first time, Beyoncé singing "Learn To Be Lonely: from the 2005 Academy Awards, with Lloyd Webber accompanying on piano. Also, five newly created orchestral suites, specially prepared from existing recordings emphasizing the orchestral aspects of his work. 40-page book with track notes by Michael Coveney; and a note from Andrew himself as well as specially written tributes from Barbra Streisand, Glenn Close, Michael Crawford and Tim Rice among others. Also available in 2-disc set and 20-track mp3 album. See track list here. [Amazon says "Available March 20," but some have shipped already this week.]


Week of March 6, 2018

All the Ways to Say I Love YouAll The Ways To Say I Love You
(Audible Audiobook)
Neil LaBute play performed by Judith Light. Played in 2016 at MCC Theater.

CinderellaCinderella the Musical
(Literally Alive Family Theatre - digital album)
2015 Off-Broadway cast recording of Michael Sgouros & Brenda Bell score. Premiered Off-Broadway at Players Theatre January 31, 2010, and has been revived there several times. 2015 cast includes Rebecca Pomeranz, Eric Fletcher, Michelle Kay Smith, Alex Markowitz (Jonathan Bethea is on recording), Bekah Shade, Brianna Hurley, Tyler Nye, Ana Maria Sibaja de la Fuente. Digital mp3 album available at CDBaby.com.

The Complete Lyrics of Alan Jay LernerThe Complete Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition, already released)
Dominic McHugh and Amy Asch, editors. Includes numerous draft or alternate versions and songs cut from the shows. Compiled from dozens of archival collections, this invaluable resource and authoritative reference includes both Lerner's classic works and numerous discoveries, including his unproduced MGM movie Huckleberry Finn, selections from his college musicals, and lyrics from three different versions of Paint Your Wagon. This collection also includes extensive material from Lerner's two most ambitious musicals: Love Life, to music by Kurt Weill, and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, which Lerner wrote with Leonard Bernstein. 488 pages.

Elaine Paige 12 Timeless SongsElaine Paige: 12 Timeless Songs
(Rhino - new import CD)
New collection which showcases some of Elaine Paige's vocal performances from her time with Warner Music, 1981-2010. "Memory," "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To?)," "Love Hurts," "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)," "Closest Thing To Crazy (Duet With LeAnn Rimes)," "Non Je Ne Regrette Rien," "Shaking You," "Alfie (From the film "Alfie")," "With One Look (From "Sunset Boulevard")," "The Way We Were (From the film "The Way We Were")," "Make It With You (Duet With Neil Sedaka)," "MacArthur Park."

The Hamilton PolkaThe Hamilton Polka
(Atlantic Records - new digital single)
"Weird Al" Yankovic takes on the Hamilton score. Part of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamildrops," a project in which he's producing new “Hamilton” content every month in 2018. Released 3/2/18.

UnmaskedUnmasked
(Harper - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Digital Book)
New memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber, delving into his personal creative process as he takes readers through the evolution of his career, recounting behind-the-scenes stories from his numerous musicals. Also covering his childhood home and family. 16 pages of color photos.

What Do You Know About LoveWhat Do You Know About Love?
(Disney - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New song written for Frozen on Broadway by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Performed by Patti Murin (Anna) and Jelani Alladin (Kristoff). Released 3/2/18.


Week of February 27, 2018

Abigail's PartyAbigail's Party: 40th Anniversary Edition
(Viking - Paperback Book)
Play by Mike Leigh. Includes new introduction by Mike Leigh. 80 pages.

Body in the SeineThe Body in the Seine
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
1954 "concept album" with score by David M. Lippincott. Cast includes Alice Pearce, Laurel Shelby, George S. Irving. Future US congressman Jim Symington performs the title song. "Opening: See the World," "A Lady Like Me," "Chacun a Son Gout," "You Really Didn't Have to Do That," "But Wonderful," "Love on the Left Bank's a Wild, Wild Thing," "The Body in the Seine," "A Little Change of Scene," "Where Do I Go from Here?," "Dirge," "Why Can't You Be You?," "Finale: What the Hell Is So Wide About the World?." Music director Buster Davis. Orchestrators Joseph Glover and Ralph Norman Wilkinson. Debut on CD in Stage Door's Collector's Series: retro style packaging, limited to 500 units. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.

Chicago by MametChicago
(Custom House - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible audiobook/Audiobook on CD)
Novel by David Mamet. Audiobook version narrated by Jim Frangione. 352 pages.

Charlotte's WebE.B. White's Charlotte's Web
(Varese Sarabande - new on CD)
Soundtrack of 1973 animated musical film, first time on CD. Songs by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman. Vocal cast includes Debbie Reynolds, Paul Lynde, Henry Gibson, Agnes Moorehead. "Main Title," "There Must Be Something More," "I Can Talk," "Chin Up," "Mother Earth And Father Time," "We've Got Lots In Common," "A Veritable Smorgasbord," "Deep In The Dark," "Chin Up March," "Zuckerman's Famous Pig," "Charlotte's Farewell," "End Title."

Lena Hall Elton JohnLena Hall Obsessed: Elton John
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)
Third in Lena Hall's series of 12 monthly new digital albums. "The Bitch Is Back," "Someone Saved My Life Tonight," "Take Me to the Pilot," "Have Mercy on the Criminal," "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting." Videos can be viewed at www.LenaHallObsessed.com.

MonsterMonster
(Disney - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
From the musical Frozen. Score by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Performed by Caissie Levy (Elsa).

Up in the Cheap SeatsUp in the Cheap Seats
(Griffith Moon - new Paperback Book)
Memoir by Ron Fassler, with his stories of how, over a four-year span, between the ages of 12-16, he saw 200 Broadway plays and musicals for as little as $2 a ticket. Featuring interviews with one hundred of Broadway's greatest artists and illustrated by Jeff York. New paperback version with added "bonus" chapter. Released 1/26/18.

Working OLCWorking: A Musical OLC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
2017 Southwark Playhouse cast. Contributing composers include James Taylor, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead. London actors Gillian Bevan, Dean Chisnall, Krysten Cummings, Siubhan Harrison, Peter Polycarpou and Liam Tamne, as well as Patrick Coulter, Nicola Espallardo, Izuka Hoyle, Luke Latchman, Huon Mackley and Kerri Norville. "All the Livelong Day," "Delivery," "Nobody Tells Me How," "Brother Trucker," "Just a Housewife," "Millwork," "The Mason," "It's an Art," "Joe," "A Very Good Day," "Cleanin' Women," "Fathers and Sons," "If I Could've Been," "Something to Point To."


Week of February 20, 2018

The Band's VisitThe Band's Visit
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD at Amazon)
OBC recording of score by David Yazbek. Cast: Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub, George Abud, Etai Benson, John Cariani, Adam Kantor, Andrew Polk, Ari'el Stachel, Bill Army, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Kristen Sieh, Alok Tewari. cello). "Overture," "Waiting," "Welcome to Nowhere," "It Is What It Is," "The Beat of Your Heart," "Soraya," "Omar Sharif," "Haj-Butrus," "Papi Hears the Ocean," "Haled's Song About Love," "The Park," "Itgara," "Something Different," "Itzik's Lullaby," "Something Different (Reprise)," "Answer Me," "The Concert," "Afifi" (Bonus Track). Kurt Deutsch, album executive producer. David Yazbek and Dean Sharenow producers. Also at GhostlightRecords.com. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes

Broadway Sheet MusicBroadway Sheet Music Collection: 2010-2017
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Piano/vocal/guitar songbook. 39 songs from Broadway shows which include The Addams Family, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, Bright Star, A Bronx Tale, Come from Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Newsies, Something Rotten!, Waitress, and more.

Ivo van Hove OnstageIvo van Hove Onstage
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By David Willinger. Comprehensive, multifaceted account of van Hove's extraordinary work, including key productions, design innovations, revolutionary approach to text and ambience, and relationships with specific theatres and companies. 360 pages.

Karen OlivoKaren Olivo: Leave
(Borderlight Entertainment - mp3 album/at iTunes)
"Your Eyes," "Leave," "How It Feels," "Where Is the Warmth," "Fathers and Sons," "Say It to Me Now," "And I Will Follow." Released 11/28/17.

Once on This IslandOnce on This Island
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
2017 revival cast recording of Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty score. Cast includes Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, Merle Dandridge, and Quentin Earl Darrington, Hailey Kilgore, Phillip Boykin, Darlesia Cearcy, Rodrick Covington, Emerson Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Tyler Hardwick, Cassondra James, David Jennings, Grasan Kingsberry, Loren Lott, Kenita R. Miller, Isaac Powell, T. Oliver Reid, Aurelia Williams, and Mia Williamson. New orchestrations by new orchestrations by original orchestrator Michael Starobin and AnnMarie Milazzo. Album produced by Elliott Scheiner, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Hunter Arnold, and Ken Davenport. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Playing for PrizesPlaying for Prizes: America's Awards for Best Drama and Best Musical
(Independently published - Paperback Book)
By Tim Donahue. Looks at the Pulitzer for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle, the Outer Critics Circle, the Tony Awards, the Drama League, and the Drama Desk, presenting an account of each award's founding, a description of its current administration, and detailing some of the outstanding past prizes—the good and the bad—of the six major American theater prizes. 186 pages.


Week of February 13, 2018

The Backstagers Pt 2The Backstagers Vol. 2
(BOOM! Box - Paperback Book)
Written by James Tynion IV, illustrated by Rian Sygh. "All the world's a stage ... but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic—literally! When one of the actors suddenly goes missing, the Backstagers must band together to save their comrade and maintain the natural balance of ... theater. 112 pages.

Escape to MargaritavilleEscape to Margaritaville
(Mailboat Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Original Broadway cast recording. Cast includes Paul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff, Lisa Howard, Eric Petersen, Rema Webb, Don Sparks, Andre Ward, Matt Allen, Tessa Alves, Sara Andreas, Tiffany Adeline Cole, Marjorie Failoni, Samantha Farrow, Steven Good, Angela Grovey, Albert Guerzon, Autumn Guzzardi, Keely Hutton, Justin Keats, Mike Millan, Justin Mortelliti, Ryann Redmond, Julius Anthony Rubio, Nick Sanchez, Ian Michael Stuart, and Brett Thiele. "License to Chill," "Fins," "It's Five O'clock Somewhere," "Ragtop Day," "It's My Job," "Why Don't We Get Drunk," "Three Chords," "We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About," "Son of a Son of a Sailor," "My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink and I Don't Love Jesus," "Coconut Telegraph Medley: Coconut Telegraph /Last Mango in Paris/Cabana (Havana) Daydreamin' /Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes," "Margaritaville," "Volcano," "Grapefruit - Juicy Fruit," "He Went to Paris," "Cheeseburger in Paradise," "Tin Cup Chalice," "Love and Luck Medley: Love and Luck / Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On," "Come Monday Medley: Come Monday / Beautifulness," "A Pirate Looks at Forty," "One Particular Harbour," "I Will Play for Gumbo." Album produced by Mailboat Records, Mike Utley, Mac McAnally, and Christopher Jahnke. Recorded during the pre-Broadway tour.

Hello AgainHello Again
(The Orchard - new on DVD-R/digital format/at iTunes)
2017 musical film based on the musical by Michael John LaChiusa. Cast includes Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton, T. R. Knight, and Rumer Willis. Directed by Tom Gustafson. Screenplay by Cory Krueckeberg. [relisted for the DVD link]

Patty DukeIn the Presence of Greatness: My Sixty-Year Journey as an Actress
(BearManor Media - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book)
By Patty Duke and William J. Jankowski. Autobiographical book about Duke's show business legacy, with untold stories of her six-decade career and the legends of her time. Illustrated with 70 rare photos, many never before published and from her personal collection. 348 pages.

The World Only Spins ForwardThe World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America
(Bloomsbury USA - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Isaac Butler and Dan Kois. Expanded version of oral history of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, originally published at Slate.com. Newly published material to include "delving into Ivo Van Hove's radical reimagining of the show, exploring the Signature [Theatre] production, greatly expanding the section on the two UK productions, covering the National revival next year, and exploring two particularly controversial productions (one in North Carolina, one in Washington, D.C.) that got swept up in the culture wars of the 1990s." 304 pages.


Week of February 6, 2018

Belle of New YorkThe Belle of New York
(Warner Archive Collection - on DVD-R)
1952 musical film back in print. Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn, Alice Peerce. Music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Directed by Charles Walters. 81 minutes. Released 1/30/18.

Ernest ShackletonErnest Shackleton Loves Me
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3)
Original cast recording of score by Brendan Milburn (music) and Val Vigoda (lyrics). Starring Val Vigoda (Striking 12) and charismatic Wade McCollum. "Stop/Rewind/Play/Record," "Phoenix Arizona," "We're on Our Way," "O Katarina," "The Morning the Newspaper Advert Appeared," "And Then Shackleton Said," "All Right Men," "Adrift on An Icefield," "Money and Musicians," "Every Hand to the Lifeboats," "Eye of the Storm," "Boat Journey," "Climbing South Georgia Island," "Toward Elephant Island," "Burned Again," "Finale: We're on Our Way - Reprise." Music direction and orchestrations by Ryan O'Connell. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

The Kite RunnerThe Kite Runner play script
(Riverhead Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Matthew Spangler based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini. The play debuted at Wyndham's Theatre, London, in December 2016. 144 pages.

Levi!LEVI! A New Musical
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
world-premiere cast album of new musical score by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman (book by Larry Cohen and Janelle Webb Cohen). About the life of Levi Strauss, and written in the very late 1970s but never produced. Recorded live in the Camino Theatre. limited to 1,000 copies only. Expected to ship first week of February. Pre-ordering at Kritzerland.com.

The Music ManThe Music Man OBC vinyl
(Del Ray Records - new vinyl LP)
Meredith Willson score. Robert Preston, Barbara Cook, David Burns, Pert Kelton. "Overture & Rock Island," "Iowa Stubborn," "Ya Got Trouble," "Piano Lesson," "Goodnight, My Someone," "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Sincere," "The Sadder-But-Wiser Girl," "Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little," "Marian The Librarian," "My White Knight," "The Wells Fargo Wagon," "It's You," "Shipoopi," "Lida Rose & Will I Ever Tell You," "Gary, Indiana," "Till There Was You," "Finale." 180 gram vinyl release with the perfectly restored original gatefold jacket.

Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet
(Warner Archive Collection - on DVD)
1936 film of Shakespeare play now back in print. Stars Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer with John Barrymore, Basil Rathbone, and Andy Devine. Directed by George Cukor. Screenplay by Talbot Jennings. 119 minutes. Released 1/30/18.

Thousand Splendid SunsA Thousand Splendid Suns play script
(Riverhead Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Ursula Rani Sarma based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini. The play debuted at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in February 2017. 128 pages.


Week of January 30, 2018

Donnybrook!Donnybrook! OBC with bonus tracks
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
1961 Broadway musical with score by Johnny Burke. Cast includes Eddie Foy Jr., Art Lund, Joan Fagan, Susan Johnson and Philip Bosco. Bonus: album of instrumental selections of the score, performed by the Pete King Orchestra. Cast Album: "Overture," "Sez I," "The Day the Snow Is Meltin'," "Sad Was the Day," "Donnybrook," "Ellen Roe," "The Loveable Irish," "I Wouldn't Bet One Penny," "He Makes Me Feel I'm Lovely," "I Have My Own Way," "A Toast to the Bride," "Wisha Wurra," "A Quiet Life," "Mrflynn," "Dee-Lightful Is the Word," "For My Own," "Finale." Bonuses: "If It Isn't Everything," "The Day the Snow Is Meltin'," "Sad Was the Day," "Ellen Roe," "Sez I," "A Toast to the Bride," "I Wouldn't Bet One Penny," "Donnybrook," "He Makes Me Feel I'm Lovely," "Wisha Wurra," "I Have My Own Way," "Dee-Lightful Is the Word," "For My Own," "Mr. Flynn." In stereo. Also at StageDoorRecords.com, where clips can be found.

Eric MelleganEric Millegan: Better with Friends
(new album on mp3/at iTunes)
Theatre and television actor Millegan debut album. "Better," "Rhode Island Is Famous for You," "A Penny for Your Thoughts" (with Emily Deschanel), "Polka Dots and Moonbeams," "You're Just in Love" (with Estelle Parsons), "Mister Cellophane," "Lava" (with Tracy Stark), "All the Love I Have" (with Jenna Gavigan), "I Know Now," "The Planet Vulkturn," "Jump Shout Boogie." CDs available at MilleganMusic.com.

Fifty PlaywrightsFifty Playwrights on their Craft
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Caroline Jester and Caridad Svich. series of interviews with fifty playwrights from the US and UK, including Edward Bond, Katori Hall, Chris Goode, David Greig, Willy Russell, David Henry Hwang, Alecky Blythe, Anne Washburn, Simon Stephens, Neil LaBute, Christopher Shinn, Katori Hall, David Hare, Lucy Prebble, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Paula Vogel. 304 pages

Lena Hall Peter GabrielLena Hall: Obsessed: Peter Gabriel
(Ghostlight Records - new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
Second in Hall's (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) series of 12 monthly new digital albums. "Come Talk to Me," "In Your Eyes," "Lay Your Hands on Me," "Sledgehammer." Videos can be viewed at www.LenaHallObsessed.com.

FearlessMandy Gonzalez: Fearless - re-release with bonus track
(Arts Music/Warner Music Group - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Solo album by Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton). 7-track album features songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Nettles, Bill Sherman, Tom Kitt, and Jay Livingston & Ray Evans. "Fearless," "Starts Right Now," "Que Será, Será," "Life Is Sweet" (with Christopher Jackson), "Everyday," "Smile," "Breathe," plus bonus track "Born to Run." Released 1/26/18.

There I GoThere I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others
(Tantor Audio - new on Audiobook CD)
By William Daniels. Narrated by Tom Perkins. The author recounts his life and career on stage, TV and film. Hardcover book and Kindle Edition released March 2017.

War Paint songbookWar Paint songbook
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Vocal selections for 2017 Broadway musical score by Michael Korie and Scott Frankel. Songs include "Back on Top," "Beauty in the World," "Behind the Red Door," "Better Yourself," "Dinosaurs," "Face to Face," "Fire & Ice," "Forever Beautiful," "If I'd Been a Man," "Inside of the Jar," "My American Moment," "Now You Know," "Pink." 112 pages.


Week of January 23, 2018

A Bronx Tale songbookA Bronx Tale songbook
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Piano/vocal selections for Broadway musical score by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. Songs include "Ain't It the Truth," "Belmont Avenue," "The Choices We Make," "Hurt Someone," "I like It," "In a World like This," "Look to Your Heart," "Nicky Machiavelli," "One of the Great Ones," "Out of Your Head," "Roll 'Em," "These Streets." 120 pages.

Decades of Modern American DramaDecades of Modern American Drama: Playwriting from the 1930s to 2009
(Bloomsbury Methuen - Set of Hardcover Books)
Brenda Murphy and Julia Listengarten, editors. comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume provides context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade in analyzed and re-evaluated, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material.

Harry ClarkeHarry Clarke: and Lillian
(Audible Studios - Audiobook)
David Cale's play Harry Clarke read by Bill Crudup (who debuted the play at the Vineyard Theatre). Also includes David Cale's Obie Award-winning solo play Lillian, performed by the author.

Fiddler ExpandingKelly Hall-Tompkins: The Fiddler Expanding Tradition
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Hall-Tompkins, the Fiddler/violin soloist in the recent Broadway revival, with all new Fiddler solo music. Collaboration with arranger Oran Eldor and music director/orchestrator Ted Sperling. Also features Danny Burstein in guest appearance for a duet of "Sunrise, Sunset."

Hamlisch UncoveredHamlisch Uncovered
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Unrecorded songs by Marvin Hamlisch, including songs from the original version of Smile (lyrics by Carolyn Leigh), Ballroom (lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman), his final musical The Nutty Professor (lyrics by Rupert Holmes), and several songs from his scores with Craig Carnelia: Imaginary Friends, Bullets Over Broadway and Sweet Smell of Success. Singers include Kelli O'Hara, Randy Graff, Tony Sheldon, Hayden Tee, Nancy Opel, Leah Horowitz, Marissa McGowan, Lisa Brescia, cabaret stars Klea Blackhurst and Steven Brinberg. Produced by Michael Lavine, Chip M. Fabrizi and Craig Carnelia. Released digitally on 12/15/17. At BroadwayRecords.com.

Muriel's WeddingMuriel's Wedding the musical original cast recording
(new import CD)
Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures Production release. Musical based on the 1994 film, currently in a world premiere production at Sydney Theatre Company. Music and lyrics by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall, with songs by Benny Andersson, Bjørn Ulvaeus, and Stig Anderson. Maggie McKenna stars as Muriel, with Madeleine Jones, Justine Clarke, Briallen Clarke, Michael Whalley, Connor Sweeney, and Helen Dallimore. "Sunshine State of Mind," "The Bouquet," "Meet the Heslops," "Progress," "Can't Hang," "Luckylast/Perry Heslop," "Girls Like Us," "Waterloo," "Amazing," "Sydney," "Strangely Perfect Stranger," "Here Comes the Bride," "Never Stick Your Neck Out," "Why Can't That Be Me?," "Life Is a Competition," "Mr and Mrs Shkuratov," "Shared, Viral, Linked, Liked," "SOS," "My Mother (Eulogy)," "A True Friend," "Sydney" (Remix by Pip Norman). Also at Australia iTunes.

Patti IssuesPatti Issues & Bad With Money
(Roven Records Spoken Word - Audible.com audiobook)
Ben Rimalower's one-man cabaret shows. Author and narrator by Ben Rimalower. One hour and 50 minutes. Released 1/5/18.

JB PriestleyTime and The Rose Garden: Encountering the Magical in the Life and Works of J.B. Priestley
(O Books - Paperback Book)
By Anthony Peake. A reassessment of Priestley's plays and novels. Peake argues that Priestley should be recognized as one of the most prescient of all middle century playwrights and that his ideas on time, consciousness and mortality can be found in hugely popular movies such as The Matrix, Vanilla Sky, Deja Vu, Sliding Doors, Butterfly Effect and many others. 264 pages. Released ahead of original release date.

UnmaskingUnmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons From 10 Years on Broadway
(She Writes Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Sandra Joseph, "the longest-running leading lady in Broadway’s longest-running show, The Phantom of the Opera." The author shares her "hard-won wisdom, poignant personal stories, and practical, experiential exercises to guide them, readers will learn to shed their limiting masks, mindfully work through their fears, stand in their authentic power, and build a life rich with satisfaction, meaning, and significance. 192 pages.


Week of January 16, 2018

Antigone UndoneAntigone Undone: Juliette Binoche, Anne Carson, and the Art of Resistance
(Univ of Regina Press - new hardcover book)
By Will Aitken, after seeing the premiere of Anne Carson’s translation of Antigone, starring Juliette Binoche and directed by Ivo van Hove. His response to the play's protagonist, and the response to the play by Hegel, Virginia Woolf, Judith Butler, and others. 210 pages.


Week of January 9, 2018

Beware the ActorBeware of the Actor! The Rise and Fall of Nicol Williamson
(CreateSpace - new Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Biography of Nicol Williamson, by Martin Dowsing, who interviewed and corresponded with more than 50 people who knew Williamson, including many of his colleagues, his family and his closest friends. The author was also granted exclusive access to an unbroadcast 4-hour career-spanning interview with Williamson filmed in 2005. This book reveals how Williamson's bizarre career path was shaped by his unique outlook on life, his enormous personality and his own personal demons. Other contributors to the book include Williamson's first wife, Jill Townsend; actors Elaine Bromka, Michael Culver, Penny Fuller, Ian Hogg, Glenda Jackson, Jane Lapotaire, Paul Moriarty, Steffan Rhodri, Clive Swift and David Warner; directors Robert Bierman, the late Jack Gold, Piers Haggard, Terry Hands, Robert Knights, Richard Lester, Peter Levin, Walter Murch, John Tydeman; Tony Garnett, Nicholas Meyer and many more. Afterword by Nicol's son, Luke Williamson. 370 pages. Released 11/23/17.

Lena Hall: Obsessed: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album mp3/at iTunes)
Acoustic versions of songs from the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. "Tear Me Down," "The Origin of Love," "Sugar Daddy," "Wicked Little Town," "The Long Grift," "Midnight Radio." Released 1/5/18.

Vivian LeighVivien Leigh: Actress and Icon
(Manchester Univ Press - Paperback Book)
Kate Dorney and Maggie B. Gale, editors. New readings of the life and career of actress Vivien Leigh, written by experts from theatre and film studies and curators from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Uses newly accessible family archives to explore the complex relationship between Vivien Leigh's approach to the craft of acting for stage and screen, and how she shaped, developed and projected her public persona. Chapters range from analyses of her work on stage and screen to her collaborations with designers and photographers, an analysis of her fan base, her interior designs and the "public ownership" of her celebrity status during her lifetime and beyond. 256 pages.

West Side Story DeluxeWest Side Story
(Deutsche Grammophon - CD/DVD set)
Limited edition set released to celebrate the 100th birthday year of Leonard Bernstein. Includes: 1984 Grammy Award winning studio recording conducted by Leonard Bernstein and featuring Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos, Kurt Ollmann, Louise Edeiken, and Marilyn Horne; the BAFTA winning and Emmy nominated "The Making of West Side Story" documentary of the making of the recording, made by the BBC for Unitel, produced by Humphrey Burton, and directed by Christopher Swann; and a deluxe hardcover book. Initially released in 2007. CD only also to be re-released.

Year of the QueenYear of the Queen: The Making of the Hit Show Priscilla Queen of the Desert
(Tale Publishing - Paperback Book)
By Jeremy Stanford, who was the original Tick/Mitzi in the musical. 210 pages.


Week of January 2, 2018

42nd Street 2017 London Cast42nd Street: 2017 London Cast
(First Night Records - new import CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Harry Warren/Al Dubin score. Cast includes Sheena Easton, Tom Lister, Clare Halse, Jasna Ivir, Norman Bowman, Stuart Neal, Graeme Henderson, Christopher Howell. "Overture / Audition," "Young and Healthy," "Shadow Waltz," "Go into Your Dance," "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me," "Getting out of Town," "Dames / Keep Young and Beautiful," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "10 ," "Sunny Side to Every Situation," "Lullaby of Broadway," "About a Quarter to Nine," "With Plenty of Money and You," "Shuffle off to Buffalo," "42nd Street," "42nd Street (Reprise)," "Finale."

Agnes MoorheadAgnes Moorehead on Radio, Stage and Television
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By Axel Nissen. Focuses on 25 of her most representative performances, this retrospective analyzes her work on radio serials like Mayor of the Town (1942-1949) and Suspense (1942-1962), her stage productions of Don Juan in Hell and Gigi, her television appearances on Bewitched and The Twilight Zone and her Emmy-winning appearance on The Wild Wild West - in the context of her personal life, discussing her relationship with directors, producers and other performers and providing little known facts about the productions. 277 pages.

Ben Franklin's Song"Ben Franklin's Song"
(Atlantic - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Song featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda's lyrics cut from Hamilton with music by the Decemberists. Kicks off Miranda's year-long #Hamildrop series. Non-explicit version also available on mp3/at iTunes. Released 12/15/17.

Dear Evan Hansen AudiobookDear Evan Hansen: Through the Window audiobook
(Grand Central Publishing - Audiobook on CD)
By Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul. Official behind-the-scenes book of the new hit musical. Includes interviews with the cast and crew, a PDF featuring the play's libretto and beautiful photos, a deeper look into Evan's fictional world, as well as reflections on the creators own formative memories from their adolescence as it relates to the show's themes, and important examinations of how we present ourselves online and mental health. Photo gallery and unabridged libretto. Audiobook read by Taylor Trensch. Hardcover and Kindle versions released 11/21/17.

Hamilton Mixtape SongbookThe Hamilton Mixtape songbook
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook with piano, voice and guitar arrangements for 22 of the songs from the Hamilton Mixtape recording: "Dear Theodosia" (Regina Spektor with Ben Folds), "Helpless" (Ashanti with Ja Rule), "History Has Its Eyes on You" (John Legend), "It's Quiet Uptown" (Kelly Clarkson), "My Shot" (The Roots), "Satisfied" (Sia with Miguel & Queen Latifah), "That Would Be Enough" (Alicia Keys), "Wait for It" (Usher), "Washington's by Your Side" (Wiz Khalifa), and more. 136 pages.

Hunchback Vocal SelectionsThe Hunchback of Notre Dame: The Stage Musical
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Vocal selections from the score by Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken. 17 songs.

King of JazzKing of Jazz: Paul Whiteman's Technicolor Revue
(Media History Press - Hardcover Book)
By James Layton and David Pierce. Foreword by Michael Feinstein. Tells the story of the making, release, and restoration of Universal's 1930 Technicolor musical extravaganza King of Jazz. With original artwork, studio production files, behind-the-scenes photographs, personal papers, unpublished interviews, and a host of other previously unseen documentation. Includes an in-depth look at the challenges Universal overcame in restoring the film in 2016. Appendix provides a comprehensive guide to all of the film's performers, music, alternate versions, and deleted scenes. Released 11/21/17. 304 pages.

Lena Hall: Obsessed: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album mp3/at iTunes)
Acoustic versions of songs from the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. "Tear Me Down," "The Origin of Love," "Sugar Daddy," "Wicked Little Town," "The Long Grift," "Midnight Radio."

Between Yesterday and TomorrowNatalie Dessay | Michel Legrand: Between Yesterday & Tomorrow
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD/vinyl LP)
Composer Michel Legrand's song cycle about one woman's life (written and partially recorded by Barbra Streisand) performed by operatic coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay. "Birth," "Mother and Child," "Mother and Child Interlude," "Where Does the Wind Come From?," "Where Does the Wind Come From Interlude," "Hold Me," "Can You Tell the Moment?," "Fairly Tales and Story Books," "An Unexpected Smile," "An Unexpected Smile Interlude," "With You," "You and I Plus One," "You and I Plus One Interlude," "Mother and Child Duo," "Wait," "Wait Interlude," "The More You Have," "Yesterday's Apples," "Between Yesterday and Tomorrow," "Last Breath." Released digitally on mp3 and at iTunes 11/17/17.

Theatre ManagementTheatre Management: Arts Leadership for the 21st Century
(Palgrave - Paperback Book)
By Anthony Rhine. Overview of the processes involved in developing and managing a theatre in the 21st century. Chapters apply theory to real life situations. 254 pages.




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