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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Updated 9/13/23

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Adrienne Kennedy: Collected Plays & Other Writings
(Library of America - Hardcover Book)
Marc Robinson, editor. Collected edition of Adrienne Kennedy's wide-ranging writings, spanning six decades and including ten unpublished works: the early surrealistic one-acts A Lesson in Dead Language and A Rat's Mass; works like A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White and Film Festival: The Day Jean Seberg Died that reveal Kennedy's longstanding fascination with Hollywood and film culture; Ohio State Murders, one of several plays featuring her protagonist Suzanne Alexander and the first of her plays to be staged - in 2022 - on Broadway; Sleep Deprivation Chamber, a searing indictment of racially motivated police violence based on real-life incidents involving her son, who co-wrote the play; and her adaptations of works by Euripides, Flaubert, and John Lennon, reimagined. 995 pages.

Alfie Boe - Face the Music: My Story
(new Kindle Edition/Audiobook)
English stage actor/singer Alfie Boe (La bohème, Les Misérables) memoir. Hardcover edition currently has a UK release on the same date.

Back to the Future: The Musical Piano/Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/Digital)
Songs from the film plus 14 more from the cast recording arranged in standard piano/vocal format with the melody in the piano part. Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard. 144 pages. Released 6/1/23.

Band Geeks: A New Musical
(Yellow Sound Label / Brainstorm Records - new digital album)
Studio album of complete score by Gaby Alter, Tommy Newman, and Mark Allen (book of the music is by Newman and Gordon Greenberg). All 19 songs from the musical, plus two bonus tracks. Cast includes Lindsay Mendez, Jared Gertner, Ruthie Ann Miles, Douglas Lyons, Patti Murin, Alex Gemignani. Produced by Michael Croiter and Gaby Alter. Released 9/8/23.

The Big Time
(Concord Theatricals - new digital album)
Studio recording of score Douglas J. Cohen (book of the musical is by Douglas Carter Beane). Santino Fontana, Debbie Gravitte, Raymond Bokhour, Jackie Hoffman, Michael McCormick, Diane Phelan, and Will Swenson. Accompanied by Tony Kadleck, Manuel Ruiz, Scott Wendholt, Brian Pareschi, Jason DeBord, Dave Phillips, Sean McDaniel, Sara Jacovino, Jason Jackson, Jen Hinkle, Jack Schatz, Steve Kenyon, Bryan Cook, Scott Kreitzer, Alden Banta and Mark Thrasher. Orchestrations by August Eriksmoen. Additional arrangements by Noah Landis, music direction by Eric Stern, music coordination by Bryan Cook and music preparation by Michael Pacifico and Jonathan Bauerfeld. Produced by August Eriksmoen and Douglas J. Cohen. Released 9/8/23.

The Father and the Assassin
(Broadway Records - new digital album)
Score for the National Theatre production, original music by Siddhartha Khosla. Additional music by David Shrubsole. Released 9/8/23.

How to Dance in Ohio
(new EP)
OBC recording of score by Jacob Yandura and Rebekah Greer Melocik. Cast includes Desmond Edwards, Amelia Fei, Madison Kopec, Liam Pearce, Imani Russell, Conor Tague, and Ashley Wool. "Under Control," "Getting Ready for the Dance," "So Much in Common," "Building Momentum." Recorded at Flux Studios. Previews begin 11/15/23 at the Belasco Theatre. Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin. Released 9/6/23.

Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy
(Smart Pop - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Charles Busch. Anecdotal account of the artist's journey in the worlds of Off-Broadway, Broadway, and Hollywood as a playwright, LGBT icon, drag actor, director, and cabaret performer. Features rare photos. 288 pages.

The Music for Victory at Sea: Richard Rodgers, Robert Russell Bennett, and the Making of a TV Masterpiece
(Univ of Rochester - new hardcover book)
By George J. Ferencz. Explores the creation of NBC-TV's landmark 1952-53 WWII documentary series, with particular attention to its evocative Rodgers-Bennett score. Chronicles "Victory"'s gestation and production at NBC, its reception, the series' afterlife in syndication and home video, and the score's "Gold Record" sales success on RCA records; plus examinging each episode in turn, focusing on how the Bennett-scored music pairs with screen action. Every transformation of the much-used Rodgers themes is cited, along with the episodes' musical inter-relationships. The hundreds of musical examples generously sample the score's 11½ hours of music. 386 pages.

The Sondheim Project: Sara Shiloh Rae & Bluebird Junction
(digital album)
Vocalist Sara Shiloh Rae with Alex Hargreaves on fiddle, Mike Robinson on guitar, Jacob Jolliff on mandolin, Molly Aronson on cello, Myles Sloniker on bass, and Max Hoetzel on banjo. "Send in the Clowns," "Broadway Baby," "Sooner or Later," "The Miller's Son," "Ladies Who Lunch." Arrangements by Myles Sloniker Released 3/13/23.

Stories: songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein
(new EP)
"Climb Ev'ry Mountain" (India Carney), "Impossible" (Hunter), "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Mario Jose), "My Favorite Things" (Maeve Touhey). Released 8/25/23.

September 15, 2023

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
(Chandos - new on 2 CDs/digital/2-LP vinyl)
First complete recording of Rodgers & Hammerstein score in the original Robert Russell Bennett orchestration, restored by Bruce Pomahac, Overture to Exit Music. Cast includes Nathaniel Hackmann, Laurey Sierra Boggess, Jud Fry Rodney Earl Clarke, Jamie Parker, Louise Dearman, Sandra Marvin, Nadim Naaman, Leo Roberts, Juan Jackson, Will Richardson, Sejal Keshwala. Sinfonia of London with John Wilson conducting. Media details: double hybrid SACD – CHSA 5322; limited edition double vinyl – ABRD 5322 (1,000 numbered copies). Recorded in Dolby ATMOS and available in spatial

New York, New York OBC
(Wine & Peaches - new on CD)
Cast recording of 2023 Broadway musical. Score by John Kander, Fred Ebb, Lin-Manuel Miranda. To feature the show's complete score, comprising 90 minutes of music, including orchestral interludes. Cast includes Colton Ryan, Anna Uzele, Clyde Alves, John Clay III, Janet Dacal, Ben Davis, Oliver Prose as Alex Mann, Angel Sigala, Emily Skinner. "Morning in New York," "Cheering for Me Now," "A Major Chord," "New York in Summer," "Better Than Before," "One of the Smart Ones," "Gold," "Wine and Peaches," "I Love Music," "My Own Music," "I'm What's Happening Now," "New York in the Rain," "A Simple Thing Like That," "Can You Hear Me?," "Happy Endings /Let's Hear It for Me," "New York in the Snow," "Marry Me / Act 1 Finale," "Along Comes Love," "San Juan Supper Club," "A Quiet Thing," "New York at Night," "A Quell' Amor," "Sorry I Asked," "But the World Goes ‘Round," "New York Concerto," "Music, Money, Love," "Light," "New York, New York," "Bonus tracks: "Can You Hear Me?: (original demo performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda & John Kander), "Along Comes Love (original demo performed by John Kander & Fred Ebb), "Wine and Peaches" (original demo performed by John Kander & Fred Ebb), "New York, New York" (original demo performed by John Kander & Fred Ebb), "New York, New York" (cast album version, instrumental). Album produced by Michael Croiter, Sam Davis, Lin-Manuel Miranda; co-produced by Sonia Friedman, Tom Kirdahy, Craig Balsam. Digital version released 6/30/23.

Veronica Swift
(Mack Avenue - on CD/digital/vinyl)
Co-produced by Swift, Brian Viglione, and Mariano Aponte. "I Am What I Am" (digital and CD only, "Closer," "Do Nothing till You Hear from Me," "The Show Must Go On," "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," "In the Moonlight," "Severed Heads," "Je Veux Vivre," "Chega de Saudade," "Keep Yourself Alive," "Don't Rain On My Parade." Accompanists include Adam Klipple, Randy Waldman, Chris Whiteman, Samson Schmitt, Luisito Quintero, Austin Patterson, Antoine Silverman, Pierre Blanchard, Philip Norris, Alex Claffy, Antonio Licusati, Felix Maldonado, Troy Roberts, David Leon, Benny Benack III, James Sarno, Javier Nero, Ludovic Bier, Carolynne Framil, and David Mann.

September 19, 2023

Sondheim: His Life, His Shows, His Legacy
(Black Dog & Leventhal - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
By Stephen M. Silverman. "Offers a witty multidimensional look at the musical genius ..." Explores the bond between Sondheim and his audiences ... examines the challenging Sondheim works that continue to develop devoted new followings. "... a lavish, highly engrossing documentation of the dynamic force who reshaped twentieth-century American musical history." 304 pages.

September 27, 2023

Backstage: Portraits of Actors at Work in the Theatre
(Lannoo Publishers - Hardcover Book)
Series of photographs by Simon Annand behind the scenes in London theaters, capturing actors before they go on stage. Foreword by Cate Blanchett. 256 pages.

October, release date unknown

Audrey Silver: Oklahoma
(Messy House Records - new album)
New from jazz vocalist/flautist Audrey Silver. Songs by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Arrangements by Bruce Barth. Liner notes by WIll Friedwald. "Oklahoma," "Many a New Day," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "I Cain't Say No,""The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "Out of My Dreams," "People Will Say We're in Love," "Kansas City," "Boys and Girls Like You and Me."

October 3, 2023

J Is for Judy: Classic Hollywood's Leading Ladies from A to Z
(Doubleday Books for Young Readers - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By John Robert Allman. Illustrations by Peter Emmerich. From Audrey Hepburn to Zsa Zsa Gabor, a star-studded alphabet book featuring the greatest ladies of the classic era of American movies (from the creators of "A Is for Audra and B Is for Broadway"). Hollywood history, spellbinding scenes, captivating costumes, and sparkling sets. Reading age 3 - 7 years. 48 pages.

Patrick Stewart - Making It So: A Memoir
(Gallery Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audio CD)
Sir Patrick Stewart memoir. From his humble beginnings in Yorkshire, England, to the heights of Hollywood and worldwide acclaim. Audio version read by the author. 480 pages.

October 5, 2023

Reviewing the Situation: the British Musical from Noël Coward to Lionel Bart
(Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By John Snelson. Traces what made shows like Oliver!, Me and My Girl, The Dancing Years, Bless the Bride and Expresso Bongo successes in the West End and how their qualities define a uniquely British interpretation of the genre. Detailed case studies, such as The Boy Friend and Bitter Sweet. 208 pages.

Seriously Mad: Mental Distress and the Broadway Musical
(Univ of Michigan Press - Hardcover Book/Paperback)
By Aleksei Grinenko. An account of stage musicals' engagement with historically significant theories about mental distress, illness, disability, and human variance in the United States. Shows how theater dramatized serious medical conditions and social problems. Among the many Broadway productions discussed are Next to Normal, A Strange Loop, Sweeney Todd, Man of La Mancha, Dear World, Anyone Can Whistle, Gypsy, Oklahoma!, and Lady in the Dark. 280 pages.

October 6, 2023

Judy Garland: The Two-A-Day Is Back In Town, Closing Night at the Palace, February 24, 1952
(JSP - new on CD)
Produced by John Stedman. Remastered by John H. Haley. New liner notes by Lawrence Schulman and eyewitness account by singer-pianist Charlie Cochran. Based on a new transfer and restoration of original acetate transcription discs and other sources. "After You've Gone" (Hugh Martin, piano) Unknown other night, "Over the Rainbow" (concluding instrumental), "Auld Lang Syne" (audience), Judy introduces Lauritz Melchior, "Liza" (Hugh Martin, piano), "Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow" (Hugh Martin, piano), "Love" (Hugh Martin, piano), "Over the Rainbow" (instrumental), "Over the Rainbow," "The Trolley Song" (instrumental), "A Couple of Swells" (Judy & Jack McClendon), "What Next? What'll She Do Now?" (Judy's Boyfriends), "Get Happy" (Judy & her Boyfriends), "This is Our Spot" (Judy's Boyfriends), Introduction of Hugh Martin; Judy's Olio, "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody," "Judy at the Palace Medley," "Call the Press/On the Town" (Judy & her Boyfriends), "Chorus introduction" (Judy's Boyfriends), "Overture" (first release)."

October 13, 2023

Sideways The Musical
(Lakeshore Records/Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of score by Anthony Leigh Adams and Rex Pickett. Devin Archer, Ruby Lewis, Ryan Quinn, Emily Goglia, James Byous, Juliette Goglia, Britton Sparkman and Rebecca Jade. "God of the Grape," "There Is Hope," "Hittin' the Road," "Cheap Champagne," "The Life of Wine," "Stomping the Grapes," "No Matter How Low We Go," "Alone," "Infidelity," "Drink a Memory," "New Day," "You're Not the One," "Locked and Loaded," "The Joke's on You," "Without a Man," "On the Ropes," "Drink a Memory / The Life of Wine," "Bacchanal." Digital version eleased 8/18/23.

October 16, 2023

C'mon, Get Happy: The Making of Summer Stock
(Univ Press of Mississippi - Hardcover Book)
By David Fantle and Tom Johnson. Foreword by Savion Glover. A comprehensive study of this 1950 motion picture, from start to finish and after its release. The authors discuss in detail the contributions of the cast (which included Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Bracken, Phil Silvers, and Marjorie Main), the director (Charles Walters), the producer (Joe Pasternak), the script writers (George Wells and Sy Gomberg), the songwriters (which included Harry Warren and Mack Gordon), and top MGM executives (Louis B. Mayer and Dore Schary). Features extensive interviews, conducted by the authors, with Kelly, Walters, Warren, and others, who shared their recollections of making the movie. Additional special section called "Taking Stock" that buttonholes numerous contemporary dancers, singers, choreographers, musicians, and even Garland impersonators for their take on Summer Stock, its stars, and any enduring legacy they think the film might have. From Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ben Vereen, and Tommy Tune to Garland's and Kelly's daughters, Lorna Luft and Kerry Kelly Novick, respectively, they offer their unique perspective on the film and its stars. 304 pages.

October 17, 2023

Public/Private: My Life with Joe Papp at The Public Theater
(Applause - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Gail Merrifield. Memoir blending a behind-the-scenes history about New York City's Public Theater with an engrossing account of her life working alongside her husband, the Public's founder Joe Papp. 392 pages.

Right This Way: A History of the Audience
(Applause - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook/Audiobook on CD)
By Robert Viagas. Pop history of audiences through the ages. Walks us through the different types of audiences and the history of their changing behaviors, what science has to say about how our brains respond to what we experience, how technology will continue to shape audiences, and why, during COVID-19, people risked a deadly virus to be part of a crowd. Drawing on perspectives from critics, performers, scholars, and many others. Audiobook narrated by Timothy Frost. 256 pages.

October 20, 2023

Back to the Future: The Musical Deluxe Edition
(Masterworks Broadway - new on 2 CDs)
OLC recording of the score that includes new songs by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard alongside hit songs from the movie, plus bonus disc of 13 demos and early versions: "It's Only a Matter of Time," "Wherever We're Going" (Showcase Version), "Hello, Is Anybody Home?," "It Works," "Cake (And Eat It Too)," "It's What I Do," "Good at Being Bad," "Future Boy," "One Way Street," "Time Travel Is a Dangerous Thing," "Connections," "When You're Really Cool," "For the Dreamers." Cast includes Roger Bart and Olly Dobson, Hugh Coles, Rosanna Hyland, Cedric Neal, Aidan Cutler, and Courtney-Mae Briggs. Expanded booklet.

Chris Botti: Vol. 1
(Blue Note - new on CD/digital)
New renditions of "Danny Boy," "Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered," "Two for the Road," "Paris" (with John Splithof), "Blue in Green," "Someday My Prince Will Come," "Time On My Hands," "My Funny Valentine," "Fix You," "Old Folks." Features performances by violinist Joshua Bell, pianist Taylor Eigsti, guitarist Gilad Hekselman, and others. Produced by David Foster.

Keep Walkin': Singles, Demos & Rarities 1965-1978
(Light in the Attic - new on CD/Vinyl/digital/8-track Tape)
Exploring the lesser-known gems from Nancy Sinatra's catalog through B-sides, rare singles, covers, demos, and previously-unreleased recordings. "The City Never Sleeps at Night," "The Last of the Secret Agents," "My Baby Cried All Night Long," "Shades, in Our Time," "Love Eyes," "Rockin' Rock and Roll," "This Town," "Tony Rome," "100 Years," "See the Little Children," "Something Pretty" *, "Do I Hear a Waltz" *, "Drummer Man, Zodiac Blues," "Highway Song," "Are You Growing Tired of My Love," "Flowers in the Rain," "Glory Road," "Ain't No Sunshine," "Easy Evil," "Sugar Me," "Kinky Love," "Dolly and Hawkeye," "I Just Can't Help Believing" *. * = previously unreleased. Remastered by John Baldwin

October 24, 2023

Poster Child: The Psychedelic Art & Technicolor Life of David Edward Byrd
(Cameron Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By David Edward Byrd and Robert von Goeben. Foreword by Marc Myers. Afterword by Jolino Beserra. Graphic artist David Edward Byrd pioneered the iconic visual styles that have come to define rock 'n' roll graphics through his poster, concert, and album art designs. He also created the iconic imagery for many Broadway shows, including Follies, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Little Shop of Horrors, and more. 176 pages.

October 27, 2023

Evergreens : Celebrating Six Decades on Columbia Records
(Legacy Recordings - new on 2 CDs/Vinyl)
Celebrates Barbra Streisand's 60th anniversary as a Columbia Records artist. Features 22 songs hand selected by Barbra as some of her favorite pieces throughout her career (many are deep tracks). None have appeared on previous Streisand compilation albums before. Disc 1: "I'll Tell the Man in the Street," "Bewitched (Bothered and Bewildered)," "Absent Minded Me," "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Where or When," "Ma Première Chanson," "I Don't Know Where I Stand," "I Never Meant to Hurt You," "Letters That Cross in the Mail," "Answer Me," "Tomorrow," "Can't Help Lovin' That Man," "Two People," "Some Enchanted Evening," "I Believe," "Isn't It a Pity?," "Moon River," "Here's to Life," "The Windmills of Your Mind," "Who Can I Turn to (When Nobody Needs Me) - Barbra Streisand with Anthony Newley," "Lady Liberty," "Evergreen (Love Theme from "A Star Is Born")." Disc: 2: "Two People," "Some Enchanted Evening," "I Believe (Previously Unreleased)," "Isn't It a Pity?," "Moon River," "Here's to Life (Orchestra Version)," "The Windmills of Your Mind," "Who Can I Turn to (When Nobody Needs Me) with Anthony Newley," "Lady Liberty," "Evergreen (Love Theme from a Star Is Born)" (2023).

Yentl: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
(Legacy Recordings - new on CD/digital)
Soundtrack songs by Michel Legrand (music) and Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman (lyrics). Disc 1 features the original Yentl soundtrack; and Disc 2 features 15 additional tracks: demos Barbra recorded in her living room on a stereo cassette deck to get the movie made, while also providing her narration. Demo recordings feature Barbra accompanied only by Michel Legrand on piano.

November 2, 2023

Beyond Ridiculous: Making Gay Theatre with Charles Busch in 1980s New York
(Univ of Iowa Press - Paperback Book)
By Kenneth Elliott. Tells the story of Theatre-in-Limbo, a downtown band of actors formed in 1984 by director Kenneth Elliott and playwright and drag legend Charles Busch. Elliott narrates the company's Cinderella tale of fun, heartbreak, and dishy drama. 226 pages.

November 7, 2023

My Name Is Barbra
(Viking - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
Barbra Streisand's memoir detailing her life from growing up in Brooklyn to the early days of her career, including her breakout performance in the musical and film versions of Funny Girl, and the years after. Audiobook narrated by the author. 992 pages.

Purple Rising: Celebrating 40 Years of the Magic, Power, and Artistry of The Color Purple
(Atria Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook/Audiobook on CD)
By Lise Funderburg. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece "The Color Purple," as well as the acclaimed 1985 film from Steven Spielberg, the Tony-winning Broadway musical, and the all-new film adaptation. An exploration of the novel’s enduring legacy, featuring contributions from Alice Walker, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Colman Domingo, Fantasia Barrino, Danny Glover, and more. Oral histories and fresh anecdotes based on more than fifty original interviews, as well as vibrant, never-before-seen images. Oral histories and fresh anecdotes based on more than fifty original interviews, as well as vibrant, never-before-seen images.

November 16, 2023

Conversations in Color: Exploring North American Musical Theatre
(Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition
By Sean Mayes. Unveils the untold stories and perspectives of artists of color shaping the stage today, through interviews drawn from Broadway and regional productions, including André De Shields, Alex Lacamoire, Baayork Lee, and many more. 168 pages.

November 17, 2023

(Ghostlight Records - new album)
2022 Off-Broadway 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. "Overture," "Harmony," "And What Do You See?," "This Is Our Time," "Your Son Is Becoming a Singer," "Every Single Day," "How Can I Serve You Madam?," "The Wedding," "Home," "We're Goin' Loco!," "Hungarian Rhapsody #20," "Come to the Fatherland!," "Where You Go," "In This World," "Threnody," "Stars in the Night." Digital released 8/31/23.

November 25, 2023

Fifty Key Theatre Designers
(Routledge - Hardcover Book/Paperback)
By Arnold Aronson. Looks at the history of theatrical scenography by examining the work and contributions of fifty set, costume, lighting, and projection designers since the Renaissance ... including opera, dance, Broadway and West End commercial theatre, avant-garde performance, and even Olympic spectacles. Each chapter features one designer, with basic biographical information and a discussion of that artist's style, aesthetics, and contributions. 330 pages.

December 5, 2023

Becky Nurse of Salem: A Contemporary Comedy About a Historical Tragedy
(Theatre Communications Group - new Paperback Book)
Play by Sarah Ruhl. Played at Lincoln Center Theater in the fall of 2022. 112 pages.

Everywhere an Oink Oink: An Embittered, Dyspeptic, and Accurate Report of Forty Years in Hollywood
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook/Audiobook on CD)
By David Mamet, with illustrations by David Mamet. The author " shares scandalous and laugh-out-loud tales from his four decades in Hollywood where he worked with some of the biggest names in movies." Audiobook narrated by Jim Frangione. 256 pages.

December 12, 2023

A Case for the Existence of God
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Samuel D. Hunter. 128 pages.

January 2, 2024

Cambodian Rock Band
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Lauren Yee. 96 pages.

January 30, 2024

Plays for the Plague Year
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Collection of plays by Suzan-Lori Parks. Presented at Public Theater in 2023. 112 pages.

April 16, 2024

The Tony Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Theatre
(Black Dog & Leventhal - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Coffee table book by Eila Mell and The American Theatre Wing. Foreword by Audra McDonald. Commemorating over 75 years of Broadway greatness with never-before told stories, rare photos from the American Theatre Wing'a archives, and more than 100 interviews with past and present Tony winners, including actors, producers, writers, and costume designers. 400+ color and black-and-white photographs. 320 pages.

Release date unknown

Carol Burnett: The Prime Time Specials Collection
(Legendary Entertainment - DVD set)
"Carol + 2" 1966 TV Special, "An Evening with Carol Burnett" 1963 TV Special, "Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall" 1962 TV Special. Details and release date TBA.

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)

Days of Wine and Roses
(new album)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Adam Guettel (book by Craig Lucas). Sharon Catherine Brown, Bill English, Olivia Hernandez, Brian d'Arcy James, Byron Jennings, David Jennings, Ted Koch, Ella Dane Morgan, Kelli O'Hara. Recorded week of 7/24/23. Details TBA.

Garland – That's Beyond Entertainment – Reflections on Judy Garland
(BearManor - new book)
By Lawrence Schulman. Regrouping of Schulman's extensive writings on Garland–articles, reviews, liner notes, interviews, program notes, talks, prefaces–written between 1993 and 2023. Foreword by John H. Haley. Afterword by James Fisher. 2023 release expected.

The Gospel According to Heather
(JAY Records - new album)
2023 Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Paul Gordon. Cast includes Lauren Elder, Badia Farha, Maria Habeeb, Jeremy Kushnier, Maya Lagerstam, Zach Rand, Katey Sagal, Carson Stewart, Brittany Nicole Williams, and Wayne Wilson. Produced by John Yap. Release date TBA.

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

Judy Garland: Splendor and Downfall of a Legend by Bertrand Tessier
(BearManor - new book)
French biography by Bertrand Tessier first published by Archipel (Paris) in 2019. Translated by Lawrence Schulman, who has also provided a foreword. 2023 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.

Lizard Boy
(new album)
Live recording of 2023 Prospect Theatre cast. Score by Justin Huertas. Cast features Huertas, Kiki deLohr, and William A. Williams. Release date TBA.

Mary Bridget Davies: Freedom of My Mind
(new album)
Live album for Mary Bridget Davies ( A Night with Janis Joplin). With Clint DeGanon on drums, Mark Berman on piano, Alex Prezzano on guitar, and Dave Richards on bass. To be recorded at Power Station NYC. Details TBA.

Millennials Are Killing Musicals
(new album)
Original cast recording of score by Nico Juber. The Off-Broadway cast included Max Crumm, Jakeim Hart, Tiffany Engen, Sydni Beaudoin. Produced by Michael Croiter and Juber. Orchestrations by Mary Schmidt.

The Nutty Professor
(new album)
Studio recording of score by Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes. Based on the recent Ogunquit Playhouse staging of the musical based on the Jerry Lewis movie.. Cast TBA. 2024 release expected.

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.

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.

(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.

Tammy Faye
(new album)
Music by Elton John; lyrics by Jake Shears. Cast from Almeida Theatre debut production. Details TBA.

This Side of the World
(new album)
East West Players cast recording of score by Paulo K Tiról.

Walking With Bubbles
(new on CD/digital/vinyl)
Recording of score by Brianna Kothari Barnes for Jessica Hend's solo show. To include the seven songs from the show plus one bonus track of the cut title song. Release date TBA.

Wild About You
(Broadway Records - new album)
World premiere recording of new musical score by Chilina Kennedy. Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, Joaquina Kalukango, Jenn Colella, Eric McCormack, Aisha Jackson, Noah Ricketts, Jay McKenzie, Katharine McPhee, Jessie Mueller, Jackie Burns, Rachel Ling Gordon. Arrangements, orchestrations and music production are by Daniel Edmonds. Produced by Brian Spector, Daniel Edmonds and Michael J. Moritz Jr.

-- Sound Advice Staff

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