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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Updated 7/27/21

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Falling in Love with Mr. Dellamort
(Broadway Records - new digital album)
Recording of new audio musical written by Jack Feldstein and Paul Doust. Starring James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Reed, Lena Hall, Jackie Hoffman, Telly Leung and narrated by Gavin Lee. Released 7/23/21. BroadwayRecords.com.

Hamilton and the New Revolution: Broadway Musicals in the 21st Century
(Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Eighth book by Scott Miller (New Line Theatre). A "journey through the second decade of the millennium ... deep into some of the most fascinating Broadway musicals of our time, including Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, A Strange Loop, Hadestown, The Color Purple, Bonnie & Clyde, Hands on a Hardbody, and The Scottsboro Boys." Each chapter digs into one show, exploring text and subtext, the creation process, influences, structure and form, music and lyrics, character, cultural and political context, and more. 212 pages. Released 7/18/21.


July 29, 2021

Simon Stephens Plays 5: Wastwater; Birdland; Blindsided; Song From Far Away; Heisenberg
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Wastwater, Birdland, Blindsided, Song From Far Away, and Heisenberg. 408 pages.


August 3, 2021

The Marvellous Adventures of Mary Seacole
(Aurora Metro Books - Paperback Book)
Play by Cleo Sylvestre. 48 pages.

Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday in the Park With George
(Farrar, Straus, and Giroux - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
By James Lapine. Chronicles the two-year odyssey of creating the iconic Broadway musical Sunday in the Park with George. Through Lapine's recollections, conversations between Lapine, Sondheim, and the original cast and crew of the production, and a treasure trove of personal photographs, sketches, script notes, and sheet music from the making of the show. 400 pages.


August 6, 2021

Barbra Streisand: Release Me 2
(Sony Legacy - new on CD/digital/vinyl)
Follow-up to Barbra Streisand's 2012 album, Release Me. Previously unreleased tracks from Barbra’s vault, including duets with Willie Nelson and Kermit the Frog. With songs by Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barry Gibb, Paul Williams, Randy Newman, Michel Legrand and Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Harold Arlen, and Carole King. "Be Aware," "You Light Up My Life," "I'd Want It To Be You," "Sweet Forgiveness," "Living Without You," "One Day" (A Prayer)," "Rainbow Connection" (with Kermit the Frog)," "Right As The Rain," "If Only You Were Mine" (with Barry Gibb)," "Once You've Been In Love." Bonus track "When The Lovin’ Goes Out of the Lovin'" available only at Target.

Edge Of The World
(Broadway Records - new digital album)
Concept album for score by Ethan Slater and Nick Blaemire. Norbert Leo Butz, Lilli Cooper, Ethan Slater and Nick Blaemire. "Edge of the World (Prelude)," "Alaska, Here We Come!," "Wolfpack," "Make a Fire," "laemire," "Every Day," "Rocks and Things," "Real and Simple," "Olivia's Song," "Alaska, Here We Come! (Flashback)," "Gripping It," "Passage," "Edge of the World," "Raised by Wolves." Produced by Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane. Mastered by Hans Dekline. Ethan Slater on guitar, Marco Paguia on piano, Michael Dobson on drums, Christian Ankrum on bass, and Ankrum, horns, strings and more.BroadwayRecords.com.


August 10, 2021

Paramount Presents: Nashville
(Paramount - new Blu-ray)
1975 musical comedy-drama. Directed by Robert Altman. Starring Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Geraldine Chaplin, Henry Gibson, Michael Murphy, Lily Tomlin. Songs by Ronee Blakley, Karen Black, Keith Carradine, and Richard Baskin. Newly remastered Blu-ray, from a 4K film scan of the original elements. Includes 24 music tracks, commentary by Robert Altman, trailers. 161 minutes.


August 13, 2021

Tom Kitt: Reflect
(Sony Masterworks - new album on CD/digital)
Debut album. Music by Tom Kitt. "The King of Our Destruction" (written with and performed by Javier Muñoz), "When?" (written with and performed by Lauren Patten), "Reach Deep" (written with and performed by Jenn Colella), "Come to Me" (performed by Jerry Dixon), "This Too Shall Pass" (performed by Tom Kitt and Julia Kitt), "My Curtain Call" (written with and performed by Michael McElroy), "Finally Found" (written with and performed by Mandy Gonzalez), "Fly Away" (performed with Michael Kitt), "I Didn't Get to Say Goodbye" (co-writer and performance by Adrienne Warren), "Sweep Your Own Snow" (co-writer and performance by Pearl Sun), "I Need Them to See Me" (performed by Heidi Blickenstaff), "She Has Hope" (written with Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker, performed by Brian d'Arcy James), "Breathe" (written with and performed by Elizabeth Stanley).


August 16, 2021

A History of Cleveland's Playhouse Square
(The History Press - Paperback Book)
By Michael R. Routa. Part of "Landmarks" series. 144 pages.


August 17, 2021

Original Cast Album: Company
(Criterion - new Blu-ray/DVD)
1970 D.A. Pennebaker documentary. New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by Chris Hegedus and Nate Pennebaker, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. New audio commentary by Stephen Sondheim. Audio commentary from 2001 featuring D. A. Pennebaker, Elaine Stritch, and Harold Prince. New conversation among Sondheim, orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, and critic Frank Rich. New interview with Tunick on the art of orchestrating, conducted by Ted Chapin. Never-before-heard audio excerpts from interviews with Stritch and Prince, conducted by D. A. Pennebaker and Hegedus in 2000. Original Cast Album: Co-Op, a 2019 episode of the TV series "Documentary Now!," featuring director Alexander Buono, writer-actor John Mulaney, Rénee Elise Goldsberry, Richard Kind, Alex Brightman, and Paula Pell, composer Eli Bolin. Plus: essay by author Mark Harris. New cover by Raphael Geroni. At Criterion.com.

The Emperor Waltz
(Kino Lorber - new Blu-ray)
1948 musical film directed by Billy Wilder; written by Wilder and Charles Brackett. Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine. Music/songwriters include Victor Young, Johnny Burke, Richard Heuberger, Johann Strauss II, Jimmy Van Heusen. "I Kiss Your Hand, Madame" was by Fritz Rotter and Ralph Erwin, and Arthur Pryor. 106 minutes.


August 20, 2021

Girl From The North Country OBC
(Sony Legacy - on CD and digital )
Broadway cast. Songs by Bob Dylan. Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Matt McGrath, Tom Nelis, Colton, Ryan, Jay O. Sanders, Austin Scott, Kimber Elayn Sprawl, and Mare Winningham. With The Marouthas, including Marco Paguia (musical director), Andy Stack (associate musical director), Martha McDonnell, and Mary Ann McSweeney; featuring Dean Sharenow and Erik Della Penna. "Sign On the Window," "Went to See the Gypsy," "Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)," "Slow Train / License to Kill," "Ballad of a Thin Man (Instrumental)," "I Want You," "Blind Willie McTell (Instrumental)," "Like a Rolling Stone / Make You Feel My Love," "Like a Rolling Stone (Reprise) / I Want You (Reprise)," "What Can I Do For You?," "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere / Jokerman," "Sweetheart Like You / True Love Tends to Forget," "Lay Down Your Weary Tune (Instrumental)," "Girl from the North Country," "Ballad of a Thin Man (Radio)," "Hurricane / All Along the Watchtower / Idiot Wind," "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You (Instrumental)," "Duquesne Whistle / Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) / Is Your Love In Vain? / License to Kill (Reprise)," "Lay Lady Lay (Instrumental) / Jokerman (Reprise)," "Clair de Lune (Instrumental)," "Forever Young," "Pressing On." Recorded at Reservoir Studios and Steel Cut Audio in New York City. Produced by Dean Sharenow, Simon Hale, and Conor McPherson.

Robin Spielberg: Give My Regards to Broadway
(playMountain Music - on CD/digital)
Pianist Robin Spielberg's 21st album. "The Impossible Dream," "Maria," "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Give My Regards to Broadway," "I'd Do Anything," "Dulcinea," "Far From the Home I Love," "Where Is Love," "Happiness," "They Say It's Wonderful," "Ten Minutes Ago," "I'll Know," "I Have Dreamed," "If I Loved You," "Heart," "Can't Help Lovin Dat Man," "If I Were a Bell," "Tomorrow," "Somewhere," "My Best Girl."


August 24, 2021

Thoroughly Modern Millie
(Kino Lorber - new Blu-ray)
1967 musical film. Directed by George Roy Hill. Starring Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing, John Gavin, Beatrice Lillie. New 4k restoration of the roadshow edition of the film completed by Universal Pictures; New audio commentary by author/critic Lee Gambin and art historian Ian McAnally; two theatrical trailers (newly restored in 2K); optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature. 138 minutes.


August 30, 2021

Barber Shop Chronicles
(Paperback Book - Methuen Drama)
Play by Inua Ellams. First produced by the National Theatre, Fuel and Leeds Playhouse in 2017. 96 pages.


August 31, 2021

The Art of VIVO
(Abrams - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Ramin Zahed and Alex Laxamoire. Official behind–the–scenes companion book to VIVO, the first-ever musical from Sony Pictures Animation. (Vivo will be directed by Kirk DeMicco and co-directed by Brandon Jeffords, from a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes and DeMicco, and a story based on the original idea by Peter Barsocchini, with songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who voices the title character. With the voices of Ynairaly Simo, Zoe Saldana, Juan de Marcos González, Michael Rooker, Brian Tyree Henry, Nicole Byer, and Gloria Estefan.) Exclusive concept art, character designs, storyboards and commentary from the award-winning filmmaking team. 224 pages.

Paramount Presents: Bugsy Malone
(Paramount - new Blu-ray)
1976 musical comedy film. Directed by Alan Parker. Starring Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, John Cassisi, Martin Lev, Donald Waugh. Score by Paul Williams. 93 minutes.


September 1, 2021

Ever After: Forty Years of Musical Theater and Beyond, 1977-2019
(Applause - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Barry Singer (The New York Times). Second edition, updated to include 2004-2019. 560 pages.

Pick a Pocket or Two: A History of British Musical Theatre
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Ethan Mordden. The full history of the British musical, from The Beggar's Opera (1728) to the present, with an interest in isolating the unique qualities of the form and its influence on the American model. Covers not only the shows and their authors but the personalities as well. 248 pages.


September 7, 2021

Animals
(Audiobook on CD)
Williamstown Theatre Festival world premiere production of Stacy Osei-Kuffour play. Directed by Whitney White. Madeline Brewer, Jason Butler Harner, William Jackson Harper, Aja Naomi King. Previously released as Audible Audiobook.

A Streetcar Named Desire
(Audible Audiobook)
Play by Tennessee Williams in 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival production. Joel Reuben Ganz, Joe Goldammer, Carla Gugino, Carmen M. Herlihy, Sullivan Jones, Brian Lucas, Audra McDonald, Stacey Raymond, Cesar J. Rosado, Ariel Shafir. Directed by Robert O’Hara.


September 10, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Symphonic Suites
(Decca - new on CD)
Three newly orchestrated suites from Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard. 81-piece orchestra. To be recorded live performance at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane.


September 17, 2021

Cynthia Erivo: Ch. 1 vs. 1
(Verve - on CD/digital/2-disc vinyl)
Track list to come.

Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein OLC
(Notefornote Entertainment - 2-LP vinyl)
OLC cast recording recorded live 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." Previously released on CD and in digital format.


September 21, 2021

Little Shop of Horrors
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Grammy Award nominated 2019 Off-Broadway cast recording of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken score. Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, Christian Borle, Tom Alan Robbins, Kingsley Leggs, Ari Groover, Salome Smith, Joy Woods, Stephen Berger, Chris Dwan , Kris Roberts, Chelsea Rurbin, Eric Wright, Teddy Yudain. "Prologue / Little Shop Of Horrors," "Skid Row (Downtown)," "Da-Doo," "Grow For Me," "Ya Never Know," "Somewhere That's Green," "Closed For Renovation," "Dentist!," "Mushnik And Son," "Sudden Changes," "Feed Me (Git It!)," "Now (It's Just The Gas)," "Act 1 Finale," "Call Back In The Morning," "Suddenly Seymour," "Suppertime," "The Meek Shall Inherit," "Sominex / Suppertime (Reprise)," "Somewhere That's Green (Reprise)," "Da-Doo (Reprise)," "Finale (Don't Feed The Plants)." Music Supervisor, Orchestrator, Arranger Will Van Dyke. Album produced by Alan Menken, Will Van Dyke, Frank Wolf, Michael Mayer. GhostlightRecords.com. Previously released in digital format.


September 23, 2021

Photograph 51
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Anna Ziegler. Introduction by Mandy Greenfield. Premiered in the West End in 2015. 96 pages.


September 24, 2021

Diana: The Musical
(UMe - new on CD/digital)
Original Broadway cast recording for musical to premiere October 1 on Netflix November 2 on Broadway. Book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro. Music and lyrics by David Bryan. Cast includes Jeanna De Waal, Erin Davie, Judy Kaye, Roe Hartrampf, Zach Adkins, Tessa Alves, Ashley Andrews, Austen Danielle Bohmer, Bruce Dow, Holly Ann Butler, Stephen Carrasco, Richard Gatta, Lauren E. J. Hamilton, Emma Hearn, Shaye B. Hopkins, André Jordan, Gareth Keegan, Nathan Lucrezio, Tomás Matos, Chris Medlin, Laura Stracko and Bethany Ann Tesarck.. "Prologue," "Underestimated," "The Worst Job in England," "This Is How Your People Dance," "Snap, Click," "Whatever Love Means Anyway," "I Will," "The World Fell in Love" (released early), "Happiness / Simply Breathe," "She Moves in The Most Modern Ways," "Diana (The Rage)," "As I Love You," "I Miss You Most on Sundays," "Pretty, Pretty Girl," "Here Comes James Hewitt," "Him and Her (And Him and Her) / Just Dance," "Secrets and Lies," "The Main Event," "Whatever Love Means Anyway," "Pretty, Pretty Girl," "The Words Came Pouring Out," "The Dress," "An Officer's Wife," "If (Light Of The World)." Co-produced by David Bryan and Ian Eisendrath.

Incidental: Music for the Stage
(new album)
From Royal & Derngate Theatre. Original compositions by 12 of the most prominent British composers working today to write original music for the stage. Inspired by some of the most famous plays and novels in the English Language, featuring spoken performances by many of the stage's most acclaimed actors. It will raise vital funds to support Royal & Derngate's reopening, helping the venue to recover from the devastating impact of the pandemic and to continue to produce their ground-breaking filmtrax.bandcamp.com/album/incidental-music-for-the-stage.


September 29, 2021

Home Truths: A Memoir
(Harper Collins - Kindle Edition)
Memoir by Australian playwright David Williamson (The Removalists, The Club, Don's Party, Emerald City and Travelling North and fifty others). The story of the man behind the work: how a childhood defined by marital discord sparked a lifelong fascination with the power of drama to explore emotional conflict; how a mechanical engineering student became our most successful playwright; the anxiety that plagued him as he crafted his plays; the joy of connecting with an audience and the enduring sting of the critics; and the great love story that defined his personal life. He also writes about the plethora of odd, interesting, caustic and brilliant people - actors, directors, writers, theatre critics, politicians - who have intersected with his life and work.


September 30, 2021

A History of the Theatre Costume Business: Creators of Character
(Routledge - Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
By Triffin I. Morris and Gregory DL Morris. Rachel E. Pollock. Comprehensive book on the subject, as related by award-winning actors and designers, and firsthand by the drapers, tailors, and craftspeople who make the clothes that dazzle on stage. ".. shows that there is as much drama behind the scenes as there is in the performance: famous actors relate their intimate experiences in the fitting room, the glories of gorgeous costumes, and the mortification when things go wrong, while the costume makers explain how famous shows were created with toil, tears, and sweat, and sometimes even a little blood." 220 pages.


October 4, 2021

Gilbert and Sullivan: The Great Savoy Operas ultimate collection
(Sona Books - new hardcover book/DVD set)
Here is the story of each of G&S's greatest works—from inspiration to opening night and beyond—woven into a fascinating account of their lives, times, and rise to global celebrity. Book by Mike Lepine features many rare photos and illustrations from contemporary posters, programs, memorabilia, and merchandise. DVD has 11 complete operas, featuring Peter Allen, Joel Grey, Frankie Howard, Gillian Knight, Keith Michell, Vincent Price, and Clive Revill in The Gondoliers, HMS Pinafore, Iolanthe, The Mikado Patience, The Pirates of Penzance, Princess Ida, Ruddigore The Sorcerer, Trial by Jury, and The Yeoman of the Guard. London Symphony Orchestra and The Ambrosian Opera Chorus.


October 5, 2021

Hillary and Clinton (TCG Edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
2019 Broadway play by Lucas Hnath. 120 pages.

If I Forget and Other Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Plays by Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen). Includes If I Forget, The Language of Trees and The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin. 280 pages.

Lewiston / Clarkston
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Two interrelated plays by Samuel D. Hunter.

Merrily We Roll AlongMerrily We Roll Along (TCG Edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical, published again after over 20 years out of print. 120 pages.

The Phantom of the Opera Collection
(Titan Comics - Hardcover Book/Kindle & comiXology Edition)
Fully authorized graphic novel adaptation by Cavan Scott, illustrated by José María Beroy, of the Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe original libretto.


October 12, 2021

B Is for Broadway: Onstage and Backstage from A to Z
(Doubleday Books for Young Readers - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By John Robert Allman. Illustrated by Peter Emmerich. From "Auditions" to "Ziegfeld" ... rhythmic alphabet book featuring favorite performers, creators, songs, and shows from the Broadway stage ... Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Irving Berlin, Jennifer Holliday, and Billy Porter ... famous New York theaters, beloved shows, and the crew, stylists, and technicians who are vital to each performance. 48 pages.

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
2019 Broadway play by Taylor Mac. 96 pages.


October 21, 2021

Affair of the Heart: British Theatre from 1992 to 2020
(Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Michael Billington (formerly of The Guardian). Selected theatre reviews from 1992 to 2020 ... starting each chapter is a brief commentary on the developments of that era and the social, political and cultural context within which this theatre was being produced. Also included are key obituaries and letters in response to reviews written. 344 pages.


November 1, 2021

When the Lights Are Bright Again: Letters and images of loss, hope, and resilience from the theater community
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
By Andrew Norlen. Photographs by Matthew Murphy. Immortalizes the stories, struggles, and successes of an industry that was the first to be shut down and one of the last to return. Weaves more than 200 letters from Broadway theater veterans, devout theatergoers, teenage dreamers aching for their day in the spotlight, long-time ushers, designers, creatives, and countless other arts workers with a brand-new, breathtaking photo series by Broadway photographer Matthew Murphy. For every copy purchased, a portion of the profits will directly benefit The Actors Fund. 240 pages.


November 16, 2021

West Side Story the novel
(Gallery Books - Hardcover Book)
By Irving Shulman. The classic novelization of one of Broadway's most enduring and beloved musicals (based on a conception by Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins), updated with a new cover. 160 pages. Most release will coincide with new film release (currently 2021). Previously released in paperback and audioBook format.


December 28, 2021

The Ground on Which I Stand: 25th Anniversary Edition
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
August Wilson's personal call for African American artists to seize the power over their own cultural identity and to establish permanent institutions that celebrate and preserve the singular achievements of African American dramatic art and reaffirm its equal importance in contemporary American culture. Delivered as the keynote address at TCG's conference ... refocused the agenda of the entire convening and spurred months of debate about cultural diversity in the American theatre, culminating in a standing-room-only public debate at New York City's Town Hall. 56 pages.


January 4, 2022

The Minutes
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Tracy Letts. Debuted at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in November 2017. Finalist for 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 96 pages.

White Noise
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Suzan-Lori Parks. Produced at Public Theatre in 2019. 128 pages.


October 15, 2022

Anne Frank & Emmett Till: Why I Wrote the Play Anne & Emmett
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
By Janet Langhart Cohen, who wrote the play Anne & Emmett, which has been performed across the U.S. since 2007 (the play is also being published in paperback and Kindle format). An effort to reveal how some of the people the author has known and the seminal events she experienced enabled her to link together, in an imaginary conversation, the seemingly disparate lives of Anne Frank and Emmett Till, two iconic figures who were murdered by societies that couldn't protect them.

Emily Mann: Rebel Artist of the American Theater
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
By Alexis Greene. The story of American playwright, director, and artistic director Emily Mann ... her family life; her coming-of-age in Chicago during the exuberant, rebellious, and often violent 1960s; how sexual violence touched her personally; and how she fell in love with theater and began learning her craft at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, while a student at Radcliffe ... her evolution as a professional director and playwright at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, on and off Broadway, at regional theaters including the McCarter. 352 pages.


Release date unknown

August Wilson: The Kiln in Which He was Fired
(37 INK - new book)
[Tentative title.] Biography of August Wilson by Patti Hartigan.

Back to the Future the Musical
(Sony Masterworks Broadway - new album)
OLC recording of score by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, with additional songs from the movie. Roger Bart, Olly Dobson with Hugh Coles, Rosanna Hyland, Cedric Neal, Aidan Cutler, and Courtney-Mae Briggs. The musical is scheduled to premiere on the West End. Single track "Back in Time" by Olly Dobson already released.

Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band
(new double album)
First recording from this band, which "puts both modern and classic showtunes on display, sung by the best and brightest of Broadway's young generation of leading performers, in the timeless tradition of Big Band. A full sized Jazz orchestra composed of 17 musicians play Rosen's re-imagined arrangements of an eclectic mix of tunes from Broadway's past, present, and beyond."

Complete Lyrics of Sheldon Harnick
(new book)

Cynthia Erivo studio album
(Verve Records)
Details to come.

Harbinger Records upcoming releases: material from Eubie Blake; download only demos of Hugh Martin and Sheldon Harnick; Steve Ross' back catalog for download; Rose-Marie unissued 1981 Smithsonian recording with Ron Raines

Larry Kramer authorized biography
(Henry Holt & Co. - new book)
By Bill Goldstein. To include interviews with Kramer and his husband David Webster, along with friends, colleagues, and "foes" plus material from Kramer's archives at Yale University.

Lovesong
(JAY Records - new album)
First complete recording of 1972 musical with score by Michael Valenti. Studio cast includes Jenn Gambatese, Lauren Molina, Matt Bogart, Jeff Kready.

Paul Gemignani: Life and Lessons from Broadway and Beyond
(Applause Books - new book)
Fall 2021.

Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn
(Yellow Sound Label - new album)
Off-Broadway cast recording. Nikita Burshteyn (Newsies), Anna Kostakis, Carlos Lopez (Man of La Mancha), Michael Marotta (Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical), Judy McLane (Mamma Mia!), Michael Notardonato, Ari Raskin, Troy Valjean Rucker (August Rush), Zach Schanne (Pippin), and Viet Vo (Viet Gone). Lyrics by Mark Saltzman and music adapted from classic Italian melodies. Recorded 2/18/20. Late March release expected.

Sing Street OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Score by Gary Clark and John Carney. Cast includes Max Bartos, Brendan C. Callahan, Billy Carter, Zara Devlin, Gus Halper, Jakeim Hart, Martin Moran, Anne L. Nathan, Johnny Newcomb, Brenock O'Connor, Gian Perez, Sam Poon, Skyler Volpe, Amy Warren, Anthony Genovesi. "Just Can't Get Enough," "Riddle of the Model," "Up," "A Beautiful Sea," "Girls," "Faith of Our Fathers," "Dream for You," "Drive It Like You Stole It," "Up (Down Version)," "Brown Shoes," "To Find You," "Go Now." Previously released on mp3 and at Itunes.

Smile
(new book)
Playwright Sarah Ruhl's pen memoir about life with Bell's Palsy.

Theatre Royal Drury Lane
(Scala Arts Publishers Inc. - Paperback Book)
By Pamela Hawthorne. Souvenir guidebook about The Theatre Royal Drury Lane of London’s Covent Garden, the oldest theater in the world in continuous use. From actor-manager David Garrick to Andrew Lloyd Webber, who has now restored the theater to its Georgian glory. From iconic shows to the first pantomimes, from rituals and superstitions to royal fisticuffs, from performers, composers and playwrights to backstage crew, the rich and colorful history of London’s oldest theater is brought to life. New photography following comprehensive restoration programme. Glimpses behind the scenes of areas not accessible to the public. Published to coincide with reopening of Theatre Royal tours. 48 pages.

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