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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Updated 5/18/22

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Ann Kittredge: reIMAGINE
(new digital album)
Stage actor/singer Ann Kittredge. "Unwritten," "Before I Gaze at You Again," "Before the Parade Passes By," "Ah! Sweet Mystery of LIfe," "Another Day of Sun," "Hi Lili, Hi Lo / Love Makes the World Go ‘Round," "Make Them Hear You / Keep on Standing," "Snow," "Berlin Monologue," "Free," "The Power of One," "Time in a Bottle," "Edelweiss." Liner notes by Barry Kleinbort.

George M. Cohan: Rare Performances Curated by Chip Deffaa
(Garret Mountain Records - on CD/digital)
Historic recordings by Cohan–singing, speaking, rehearsing a play–from Deffaa's personal collection, plus two modern bonus tracks of Cohan numbers performed by Jon Peterson and Deffaa. Remastered by Slau Halatyn and Scott Gordon. Graphic design by Frank Dain. Dedicated to Cohan family members Mary Ross, Joel Ronkin, and Jennifer Ross.

Paul Gemignani: Life and Lessons from Broadway and Beyond
(Applause Books - Hardcover book)
By Margaret Hall. "... seeks to not only bring the reader into the orchestra pit to learn Gemignani's story, but also to educate the reader about the crucial role a music director plays in bringing some of the most iconic musicals in Broadway history to life." 320 pages.


May 20, 2022

Carol Lipnik: Blue Forest
(Mermaid Alley - new EP)
"Blue Forest," "All the Colors of the Sky," "Birds of a Feather," "I Don't Work Hard," "Thrice Toss These Oaken Ashes (Thomas Campion)," "Tick Bite," "A Pure Dose of Mercy." Kyle Sanna (guitars, ukulele, and synths), Matt Kanelos (piano, harmonies, synths and Wurlitzer), and Mathias Künzli (percussion). BandCamp.com.


May 24, 2022

Broadway Bird
(Feiwel & Friends - Hardcover Book)
By Alex Timbers. Alisa Coburn, illustrator. Picture book about a little bird who dreams of making it big on Broadway. Ages 4-6 years. 40 pages.

Flower Drum Song
(Kino Lorber - Blu-ray)
1961 film based on the Broadway musical. Rodgers & Hammerstein score. Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Miyoshi Umeki, Jack Soo, Benson Fong, Juanita Hall. Directed by Henry Koster. Brand new 2K masters. Extras: audio commentary by Nancy Kwan with Nick Redman; A Classic Evolves: From Print to Stage to Screen; Faces of the East: Casting Flower Drum Song; The Songs of Flower Drum Song; An All-Access Pass to the Sets and Costumes of Flower Drum Song; The Legacy of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

The Lost Conversation: Interviews with an Enduring Avant-Garde
(53rd State Press - Paperback Book)
By Sara Farrington. Collection of interviews conducted between 2019-2021 with New York theater artists who have spent their lives working in and inventing the avant-garde ... brings to light a series of "lost conversations" about class, race, difficulty, endurance, and privilege in the New York avant-garde of the past fifty years, as well as conversations about the ephemerality, the always-about-to-be-lostness of the medium itself. Featuring conversations with Joanne Akalaitis, Anne Bogart, Lee Breuer, Ping Chong, Richard Foreman, Andre Gregory, Deborah Hay, Bill T. Jones, Adrienne Kennedy, Lola Pashalinksi, Jennifer Tipton, Kate Valk, Mac Wellman, and Robert Wilson. 180 pages.


May 26, 2022


May 27, 2022

Carnival
(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
Score by Merrill and book by Michael Stewart. Expanded release includes: the 1961 Broadway cast album, newly remastered from stereo reel-to-reel tape; a handful of pop covers by The Everly Brothers, Pat Boone, Mel Torme and more; special bonus track, a rare live performance of "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" by Anna Maria Alberghetti for the public service radio broadcast "Stars for Defense"; and bonus disc with instrumental albums, Carnival performed by Cyril Ornadel and The Starlight Symphony Orchestra and Carnival in Percussion by The Paul Smith Ensemble. Detailed sleeve notes by George Dansker. Part of Stage Door Records' Deluxe Edition Broadway Cast Album series. StageDoorRecords.com.


May 31, 2022

1776 50th Anniversary Director's Cut
(Sony Pictures - new 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital 3-disc set)
1972 film version of the Broadway musical. Score by Sherman Edwards. Screenplay by Peter Stone, from his book. Directed by Peter H. Cast includes William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, John Cullum, Ron Holgate, Blythe Danner, William Duell. Hunt 165-minute Director's Cut and the 167-minute Extended Cut. 1972 theatrical version (in HD with original mono audio) and 1992 laserdisc version (in SD with stereo audio). Includes optional archival commentary featuring director Peter H. Hunt, commentary with Peter H. Hunt, William Daniels, and Ken Howard; commentary with Peter H. Hunt and Peter Stone; deleted and alternate scenes with director commentary; nine screen tests; teaser and theatrical trailers.


June 7, 2022

Grease 2
(Paramount - new Blu-ray)
Limited edition, steelbook release of 1982 musical film. Directed and choreographed by Patricia Birch. Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer, Adrian Zmed, Lorna Luft, Didi Conn, Eve Arden, Sid Caesar, Dody Goodman, Tab Hunter, Connie Stevens. Score by Louis St. Louis and others.

Grease, Tell Me More, Tell Me More: Stories from the Broadway Phenomenon That Started It All
(Chicago Review Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Edited by Ken Waissman, Adrienne Barbeau, and Tom Moore. How the show that started in a converted trolly barn in Chicago in the Eden Theatre February 14, 1972, short of money, short of audience, short of critical raves ... became a musical classic. Collection of memories and stories from over one hundred actors and musicians, including the creative team and crew who were part of the original Broadway production and in the many touring companies it spawned, including Barry Bostwick, John Travolta, Adrienne Barbeau, Treat Williams, Marilu Henner, Peter Gallagher, Danny Jacobson, Walter Bobbie, Jerry Zaks, Laurie Graff, John Lansing, Ilene Kristen, Ilene Graff, and Lisa Raggio. 352 pages.

For Me and My Gal
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1942 musical film. Directed by Busby Berkeley. Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, George Murphy, and Martha Eggerth.

The Tales of Hoffmann The Criterion Collection
(The Criterion Collection - new Blu-ray)
1951 film written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's 1881 opera. Robert Rounseville, Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann and Léonide Massine, and features Pamela Brown, Ludmilla Tchérina and Ann Ayars. 4K digital restoration by The Film Foundation and the BFI National Archive, in association with STUDIOCANAL, featuring newly rediscovered footage and with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Features: audio commentary from 1992 by Martin Scorsese and Bruce Eder, newly updated by Eder; interview with George A. Romero from 2005; The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1956) short musical film; collection of production designer Hein Heckroth's design sketches and paintings; gallery of production and publicity photographs; trailer; English subtitles; essay by film historian Ian Christie.

Ziegfeld Girl
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1941 musical film. Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, Busby Berkeley. James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner, Tony Martin, Jackie Cooper. Songs by Roger Edens and others include "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," "You Stepped Out of a Dream."


June 10, 2022

Debbie Wileman: I'm Still Here
(new digital album)
Vocal impressionist Debbie Wileman's tribute to Judy Garland's 100th birthday, featuring songs of the legendary Judy Garland and hits Garland would sing if she were still with us today. "It's Today," "Beauty and the Beast," "Never Gonna Give You Up," "If He Walked Into My Life," "Rolling in the Deep," "Crazy," "Yesterday/Into My Life," "Fifty Percent," "Evergreen/Shallow," "Defying Gravity," "Back to Black," "I'm Still Here," "Over the Rainbow" (recorded live at the Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios). Orchestrated, conducted, & produced by Steve Orich. Released in conjunction with a national tour, including an appearance at Carnegie Hall.

Rufus Wainwright: Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios
(BMG - new album)
"Come Rain or Come Shine" "Alone Together" "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" "Puttin' on the Ritz" "The Man That Got Away" "A Foggy Day" "How Long Has This Been Going On?" "Just You, Just Me" "You're Never" "Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy (Feat. Kristin Chenoweth)" "Medley: You Made Me Love You/For Me and My Gal/The Trolley Song" "Over the Rainbow."

A Strange Loop OBC
(Ghostlight Records/Yellow Sound Label - new album)
2022 Broadway cast recording of score by Michael R. Jackson. Jaquel Spivey, Antwayn Hopper, L Morgan Lee, John-Michael Lyles, James Jackson, Jr., John-Andrew Morrison, and Jason Veasey. Produced by Michael Croiter and Michael R. Jackson, with Kurt Deutsch and Barbara Whitman as executive producers. Recorded 4/10/22. Five tracks released 5/13/22.


June 17, 2022

Jeff Harnar: I Know Things Now: My Life in Sondheim's Words
(PS Classics - new on CD/digital)
Jeff Harner weaves 25 Sondheim songs into an original narrative, reimagining them for an LGBTQ+ audience and creating a self-portrait of a proudly gay New Yorker in the contemporary world. Jon Weber serves as conductor and orchestrator, recasting the songs in a jazz idiom accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra conducted by Weber. "Children Will Listen / I Know Things Now/ More," "Old Friends," "Opening Doors / Live Alone and Like It / You Could Drive a Person Crazy," "Everybody Says Don't," "Loving You / Losing My Mind ," "The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues / sorry-grateful," "The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened to Me / What Can You Lose?," "The Little Things You Do Together / Marry Me a Little / I'm Calm / Getting Married Today," "Every Day a Little Death," "Can That Boy Foxtrot!," "Anyone Can Whistle," "Send in the Clowns ," "Could I Leave You? ," "Children Will Listen / the Ballad of Sweeney Todd," "Now You Know/I Know Things Now," "Being Alive." Produced by Bart Migal, with Ronald Thomas serving as executive producer.

Joe Iconis: Album
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)
New song collection from Joe Iconis & Family. 44 songs written by Joe Iconis. Featuring dozens of singers. GhostlightRecords.com for tracklist and credits.


June 21, 2022

Trouble in Mind
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Alice Childress. Scheduled to open on Broadway in 1957, Childress objected to the requested changes in the script that would “sanitize” the play for mainstream audiences, and the production was canceled as a result. Childress's final script is published here. 120 pages.


June 24, 2022

Goosebumps: The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Original studio cast recording. Score by Danny Abosch (music/lyrics) and John Manclay (book/lyrics). Based on the book by R.L. Stine. Krystina Alabado, Alex Brightman, Noah Galvin, Alex Gibson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Will Roland, Stephanie Styles. "Goosebumps," "A Super Scary Play," "The Legend," "Watch Your Step," "Babbling Brooke," "The Story of The Phantom," "Stay Away," "Entr'acte," "Is Somebody Down There?," "Understudy Buddy," "Whodunit?," "The Trapdoor," "My Home Sweet Home," "Opening Night," "One Last Goal," "The Performance," "My Story," "The Phantom Unmasked," "Goosebumps (Reprise)." Full-color 32-page booklet including the lyrics, synopsis, and never-before-seen photos of the cast from the recording sessions, as well as the cover art by legendary Goosebumps illustrator Tim Jacobus. Digital version released earlier.

The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II
(Oxford Univ Press - new hardcover book)
Mark Eden Horowitz, editor. Hundreds of previously unpublished letters that show off all facets of Hammerstein's many engagements and his personality: correspondence to and from major Broadway figures like Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern, and Josh Logan, as well as those with politicians and activists. Reveals a man who was sharp, opinionated, and funny but also cared deeply about addressing the social ills that his musicals explored beyond the stage. 1000 pages.


June 30, 2022

The Jukebox Musical: An Interpretive History
(Routledge - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book)
By Kevin Byrne and Emily Fuchs. Comprehensive guide to the unique genre of the jukebox musical, delving into its history to explain why these musicals have quickly become beloved for multiple generations of theatergoers and practitioners. 176 pages.


July 1, 2022

Liza Minnelli Live in New York 1979 Ultimate Edition
(Real Gone Music - 3-CD set/deluxe color vinyl)
Complete presentation of Liza Minnelli's 1979 Carnegie Hall show from curtain up to curtain down. Mike Milchner's remastered version of the original vinyl release, premiering on CD, and two discs with the never-before-released complete show. Expanded booklet with new introductions by Ms. Minnelli and Michael Feinstein, both of whom served as executive producers for this release, plus photos of the artist and liner notes from reissue producers Joe Marchese and Charles L. Granata, and exclusive tributes from Liza's friends and collaborators inside an 8-panel digipak boasting the Warhol portrait. RealGoneMusic.com


July 5, 2022

The Long Revolution: Writings from the Frontlines of a New American Theatre
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Zelda Fichandler Todd London, editor. Gathers sixty years of essays, speeches, and manifestos by the founding mother of the resident professional theatre movement. Topics such as: The Institution as Art-Work, the Profit in NonProfit, Race and a Deepening Aesthetic, and Creativity and the Public Mind. Also includes intimate portraits of artists with whom Fichandler frequently collaborated and director's notes from the major productions that defined her vision. 320 pages.


July 12, 2022

Hamilton 2023 Wall Calendar: An American Musical
(Unvierse Publishing - wall calendar)
24 page calendar with bonus planning spread for September – December 2023. Major official world holidays. Opens to 12 x 24 inches. Also available Hamilton 2023 Day-to-Day Calendar with 320 pages, tear-off pages, day/date reference on each page, official major world holidays, and eco-friendly recyclable easel backing.


July 15, 2022

The Complete Book of 1900s Broadway Musicals
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
Latest in series by Dan Dietz. Surveys every single book musical that opened during the decade. Each musical has its own entry which features: Plot summary; cast members; creative team; song lists; opening and closing dates; number of performances; critical commentary; film adaptations, recordings, and published scripts, when applicable. Numerous appendixes include a chronology of book musicals by season; chronology of revues; chronology of revivals of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas; a selected discography; filmography; published scripts; Black musicals; long and short runs; and musicals based on comic strips. 800 pages.


July 25, 2022

Made-Up Asians: Yellowface During the Exclusion Era
(Univ of Michigan Press - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
By Esther Kim Lee. Traces the development of yellowface in the U.S. context during the Exclusion Era (1862–1940), when Asians faced legal and cultural exclusion from immigration and citizenship. Examines a wide-ranging set of primary sources, including makeup guidebooks, play catalogs, advertisements, biographies, and backstage anecdotes, providing new ways of understanding and categorizing yellowface as theatrical practice and historical subject. 296 pages.


July 26, 2022

Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen
(Zeitgeist Films - new Blu-ray)
2022 documentary on making the film version of Fiddler on the Roof. Captures the humor and drama of director Norman Jewison's quest to recreate the lost world of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia and re-envision the beloved stage hit as a wide-screen epic. From filmmaker Daniel Raim. Narrated by Jeff Goldblum. Draws on behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen stills as well as original interviews with Jewison, Topol (Tevye), composer John Williams, production designer Robert F. Boyle, film critic Kenneth Turan, lyricist Sheldon Harnick, and actresses Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, and Neva Small (Tevye’s daughters). Special Features: The Man on Lincoln’s Nose, Daniel Raim's Oscar-nominated short about production designer Robert F. Boyle, featuring Norman Jewison; additional interviews with John Williams, Topol, Rosalind Harris, Neva Small, and Sheldon Harnick; film researcher Lillian Michelson on the undergarments used in Fiddler (excerpt from Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story). DVD format to be released 6/28/22.


August 9, 2022

Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Mary Rodgers (1931–2014) and Jesse Green. The memoirs of Mary Rodgers—writer, composer, Broadway royalty, and "a woman who tried everything." Her story, with copious annotations, contradictions, and interruptions from coauthor Jesse Green. 480 pages.


August 15, 2022

Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical Folllies (revised and updated)
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Ted Chapin. Foreword by Frank Rich. Insider's view of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's musical, Folies. New afterword brings the history of the show forward, diving into recent productions around the world, new recordings, and the continued promise of a film version.

Transforming Space Over Time: Set Design and Visual Storytelling with Broadway's Legendary Directors
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
By theater designer and Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt. Tells the stories of six diverse productions: five on Broadway and one Off-Broadway ... beginning with the moment he was offered each job, and taking readers through the conceptual development of the set, in collaboration with the director, the challenges of its physical creation, and the intense process of readying it for the stage. Extensive conversations with the directors of the productions ... such as James Lapine, Kenny Leon, Hal Prince, Susan Stroman, Jerry Zaks, and Stephen Sondheim. 304 pages.


August 26, 2022

Julie Benko and Jason Yeager: Hand in Hand
(Club44 Records - new album)
Married couple, Broadway actress singer Julie Benko (Funny Girl) and jazz musician and composer Jason Yeager. Collection of standards and originals.


August 30, 2022

Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Stephen Adly Guirgis. 120 pages.


October 4, 2022

Give My Swiss Chards to Broadway: The Broadway Lover's Cookbook
(Countryman Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Gideon Glick and Adam Roberts. Illustrated by Justin "Squigs" Robertson. Collection of musical-inspired recipes includes dishes like Yolklahoma!, Clafoutis and the Beast, Yam Yankees, Dear Melon Hansen, and more. Each dish comes with a brief history of the show that inspired it, a summary of the plot, and "Listening Notes" of behind-the-scenes trivia. 200 pages.


October 14, 2022

John Barrowman
(Westway Music - new album)
New solo album with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Songs from shows Barrowman has been in along with songs from new musicals.


September 20, 2022

WARHOLCAPOTE: A Non-Fiction Invention
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audioble Audiobook/Audiobook on CD)
Play by director Rob Roth (Beauty and the Beast, Lestat), who unearthed eighty hours of tapes of conversations between Andy Warhol and Truman Capote in 1978 (made to be the source of a play, then abandoned). Every word in the play comes directly from these two 20th century geniuses. The structure of the conversations springs from Roth's imagination. The play made its world premiere at American Repertory Theater in 2017. 224 pages.


October 18, 2022

Creating Back to the Future: The Musical
(Abrams - Hardcover Book)
By Michael Klastorin. Foreword by Bob Gale. About the creation of the musical that opened at the Manchester Opera House in February 2020, music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard and a book by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale (adapted from their original screenplay). Pairs exclusive, in-depth interviews with previously unpublished photography; excerpts from Bob Gale's personal journal; and a foreword by Gale to reveal and detail the years long process, and the creative ingenuity and technical innovation. 224 pages.

Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman
(Henry Hold and Co. - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audibook)
By Alan Rickman. Introduction by Kate Winslet. Twenty-five years of diaries, from thoughts and insights on theater performances, the craft of acting, politics, friendships, work projects, and his general musings on life. 480 pages.


November 11, 2022

Jason Manford Christmas album
(Westway Music - new album)
U.K. TV host and Curtains star. Christmas favorites and "a few festive surprises."

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.


November 30, 2023

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.


Release date unknown

Adventures in Reality
(Ghostlight Records - new album)
Collection of previously unreleased songs from various projects by Michael Friedman.

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

Baby
(Yellow Sound Label - new album)
New Off-Broadway Out of the Box Theatrics cast recording of score by David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr. Also features never-before-recorded material (including "Patterns"). Christina Sajous, Gabrielle McClinton, Julia Murney, Robert H. Fowler, Elizabeth Flemming, and Johnny Link with Jorge Donoso, Marisa Kirby, Jewell Noel, and Ethan Paulini. Produced by Michael Croiter, Richard Maltby, Jr., and Geoffrey Ko, who also serves as music supervisor. Expected later in 2022.

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."

Chita Rivera memoir
(HarperOne - new book)
By Chita Rivera and Patrick Pacheco. To cover Rivera's early life and long Broadway career. Expected in 2023.

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet
(Time-Life - new album)
Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser. Cast: Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser, and Bryonha Marie Parham. Produced by Rob Sher and Cody Lassen, with executive producers Huck Walton and Brian Gillet of InOvation Multimedia. ReginaComet.com.

Complete Lyrics of Sheldon Harnick
(new book)

Harbinger Records upcoming releases: material from Eubie Blake; download only demos of Hugh Martin and Sheldon Harnick; Steve Ross' back catalog for download

Joe Stilgoe: Theatre
(Westway - new album)
Singer/pianist/songwriter Joe Stilgoe, with the Metropole Orchestra.

Harmony
(new album)
2022 Off-Broadway Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman cast recording of score by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman. Cast includes Sean Bell, Danny Kornfeld, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake Roman, Steven Telsey, Jessie Davidson, and Ana Hoffman.

Kalevala: The Musical
(new digital album)
Concept album. Score by Johanna Telander. Ramin Karimloo, Alice Ripley, Jewelle Blackman, Marina Pires, Natalie Toro, and Kay Trinidad. www.kalevalamusical.com/. August 2021 release expected.

Kerry Ellis album
(Westway - new album)
Album of original music by British actress/singer Kerry Ellis (Wicked). October 2022 release expected.

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.

Mr. Saturday Night OBC
(Conord Theatricals/Craft Recordings - new album)
Details and date TBA.

Mrs. Doubtfire
(new album)
Broadway cast recording of Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick score. Rob McClure, Jenn Gambatese, Peter Bartlett, Charity Angél Dawson, Mark Evans, J. Harrison Ghee, Analise Scarpaci, Jake Ryan Flynn, Avery Sell, and Brad Oscar. Release date TBA.

Paradise Square OBC
(new on CD/digital)
Broadway cast recording of score Jason Howland (music), Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare (lyrics), with additional music by Larry Kirwan, inspired by the songs of Stephen Foster. Joaquina Kalukango, Chilina Kennedy, John Dossett, Sidney DuPont, A.J. Shively, Nathaniel Stampley, Gabrielle McClinton, Jacob Fishel, Kevin Dennis and Matt Bogart. Produced by Jason Howland and Billy Jay Stein. Recorded at Power Station at BerkleeNYC during the weeks of April 18 and April 25. Digital expected in May 2022, CD in Summer 2022.

Penelope, or How The Odyssey Was Really Written
(JAY Records - new album)
York Theatre original cast recording of score by Peter Kellogg and Stephen Weiner. Britney Nicole Simpson, Philippe Arroyo, Leah Hocking, Cooper Howell, Ben Jacoby, David LaMarr, Jacob Alexander Simon, George Slotin, Sean Thompson, and Maria Wirries. Orchestrations and musical direction by David Hancock Turner. Date TBA.

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.

Suffs
(Atlantic Records - new album)
2022 Public Theater cast recording of score by Shaina Taub. Jenna Bainbridge, Ally Bonino, Tsilala Brock, Jenn Colella, Hannah Cruz, Nadia Dandashi, Aisha de Haas, Amina Faye, Holly Gould, Cassondra James, Nikki M. James, Jaygee Macapugay, Grace McLean, Susan Oliveras, Mia Pak, J. Riley Jr, Phillipa Soo, Shaina Taub, and Ada Westfall. Release date TBA.

Trevor - A New Musical
(Ghostlight Records - new album)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Julianne Wick and Davis Dan Collins. Mark Aguirre, Aaron Alcaraz, Ava Briglia, Sammy Dell, Ellie Kim, Colin Konstanty, Diego Lucano, Alyssa Emily Marvin, Isabel A Medina, Echo Deva Picone, Brandi Porter, Dan Rosales, Aryan Simhadri, Yasmeen Sulieman, Sally Wilfert, Jarrod Zimmerman. No release date.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown
(new album)
2020 Off-Broadway (Transport Group) cast recording of score by Meredith Willson. Cast includes Beth Malone and David Aron Damane. Recorded 12/12/21. Unconfirmed.

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