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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Updated 6/21/22

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Beverley Church Hogan: Sweet Inspiration
(Café Pacific Records - new on CD/digital)
Romantic songs from the Great American Songbook. "Don'cha Go 'way Mad," "Falling in Love with Love," "Here's That Rainy Day," "I Got Lost in His Arms," "Invitation," "I'm Just Foolin' Myself," "What a Way to Go," "When October Goes," "Why Try to Change Me Now?." Accompanied by John Proulx, Bob Sheppard, guitarist Grant Geissman, bass player Lyman Medeiros, drummer Clayton Cameron, and percussionist Kevin Winard. Produced by Mark Winkler.

Randy Rainbow: "Gay!"
(Broadway Records - new digital single)
Parody written and performed by Randy Rainbow (based on "Shy" by Mary Rodgers from Once Upon a Mattress). With Michael J Moritz Jr (piano, synths, orchestral), Adam DeAscentis (bass), Tom Jorgensen (drums), Ryan Saranich (sax), Andrew Snapp (winds), John Lake (trumpet), Jimmy O’Connell (trombone). Produced, orchestrated, mixed, mastered by Michael J Moritz Jr. Vocal arrangement by Jesse Kissel.

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 22, 2022

Mrs. Doubtfire OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)
Broadway cast recording of Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick score. Cast (Broadway cast that opened the show on December 5, 2021) includes Rob McClure, Jenn Gambatese, Peter Bartlett, Charity Angél Dawson, Mark Evans, J. Harrison Ghee, Analise Scarpaci, Jake Ryan Flynn, Avery Sell, Brad Oscar. What's Wrong With This Picture," "I Want To Be There," "Make Me A Woman," "What The Hell," "MrJolly Theme," "Easy Peasy," "I'm Rockin ' Now," "The Shape Of Things To Come," "Big Fat No," "Let Go," "The Mess I've Made," "She's Happy," "You've Been Playing With Fire," "Welcome To La Rosa," "He Lied To Me," "Just Pretend," "As Long As There Is Love" (Part 1), "As Long As There Is Love" (Part 2). Orchestrations and arrangements by Ethan Popp. Producers of the recording are Ethan Popp, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. Kevin McCollum and Hunter Arnold are executive producers.

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. Kindle version released 4/18/22.

Trevor - A New Musical
(Ghostlight Records - new digital 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. Release to coincide with the filmed version of the Off-Broadway production on Disney+, released on the same day.

June 30, 2022

The Jukebox Musical: An Interpretive History
(Routledge - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
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.

July 5, 2022

Chip Deffaa's Tin Pan Alley: Songs I Sing to My Deer....
(Garret Mountain Records - new on CD/digital)
Chip Deffaa, joined on select tracks by special guests Jon Peterson, Michael Townsend Wright, Olivia Chun, Keith Anderson, Katherine Paulsen, and Brian Gari, sings vintage show tunes and vaudeville numbers and shares recollections of showbiz greats like Carol Channing, George Burns, and Ruth Brown, who taught him some of the songs in his repertoire. Richard Danley, music director/pianist; Andy Stein, violinist. Recording Engineer: Slau Halatyn. 27 tracks.

July 9, 2022

Dan Olivo: Day by Day
(Maria Records - new album)
West Coast jazz singer Dan Olivo. With Ian Robbins (guitar), Lyman Medeiros (bass), Joe Bagg (keyboards), Kevin Winard (percussion), Kyle O'Donnell (reeds), Garrett Smith (trombone), Jamelle Adisa (trumpet), and vocalist Renee Myara Cibelli. "Day by Day," "I'm Walkin'," "It Had To Be You," "More," "Time After Time," "It's Only A Paper Moon," "Sway," "How Come You Do Me Like You Do?," "L.O.V.E.," "This Guy's In Love With You," "Come By Me," "All The Way."

July 11, 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 12, 2022

Doris Day: Images of a Hollywood Icon
(Hermes Press - Hardcover Book)
Foreword by Paul McCartney. Featuring rare and previously unpublished photographs from the late star's personal collection. Hundreds of photos, including glamorous publicity portraits, behind-the-scenes images with famous friends and colleagues, and glimpses into her personal life. Eddie Muller and Michael Feinstein have contributed appreciations of Day's motion picture and singing careers, respectively. A complete filmography and discography are also included. 256 pages.

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

MJ the Musical
(Sony Music - new on CD/digital)
Original Broadway cast album of 2022 show. Cast includes Quentin Earl Darrington, Whitney Bashor, Gabriel Ruîz, Christian Wilson/Walter Russell III, Tavon Olds-Sample, Devin Trey Campbell, Antione L. Smith, Joey Sorge, Raymond Baynard, John Edwards, Ayana George, Apollo Levine, Lamont Walker II, Zelig Williams. 20 tracks.

July 19, 2022

Ben Bagley's Everyone Else Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Music by Baldwin Bergesen, Ralph Blane, Lew Brown, Hoagy Carmichael, Phil Charig, Moose Charlap, Duke Ellington, Jay Gorney, Burton Lane, Milton Pascal, Richard Rodgers, Harry Ruby, Dan Shapiro, Arthur Siegel, Sam H. Stept, Kay Swift, Charles Tobias, Fats Waller, G. Wood. Lyrics by William Archibald, Lew Brown, Phil Charig, Howard Dietz, Edward Eliscu, Lorenz Hart, Paul James, Bert Kalmer, John Latouche, Eddie Lawrence, George Marion, Jr., Hugh Martin, Phyllis McGinley, Johnny Mercer, Henry Myers, Milton Pascal, Dan Shapiro, Sam H. Stept, Charles Tobias, G. Wood. Cast includes Nell Carter, the brilliant Dorothy Loudon, June Carroll, Arthur Siegel, The Populaires, Diane Carnevale and others. Remastered. Limited to 500 copies only. Expected to ship by third week in July 2022.

Ben Bagley's Oscar Hammerstein Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
The lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein with music by Lewis Alter, Rudolf Friml, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Sigmund Romberg, Herbert Stothart. Additional lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, Lorenz Hart. Cast includes Cab Calloway, Blossom Dearie, Alfred Drake, E.Y. Harburg, Dorothy Loudon, Patrice Munsel, Elaine Stritch, and Gloria Swanson. Musical Direction and Arrangements by Norman Paris. Cover art by Harvey Schmidt. Remastered. Limited to 500 copies only. Expected to ship by third week in July 2022.

Kaye Ballard in The Ladies Who Wrote the Lyrics
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
From Kaye Ballard's show. Musical arrangements and pianist: Arthur Siegel. Produced by Ben Bagley. Music by Elmer Bernstein, Cy Coleman, Morton Gould, Albert Hague, Morgan Lewis, Jimmy McHugh, Jerome Kern, Johnny Richards, Arthur Schwartz, Jule Styne. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Nancy Hamilton, Carolyn Leigh. Cover art by Harvey Schmidt. Remastered. Limited to 500 copies only. Expected to ship by third week in July 2022.

Love Quirks
(Krizerland Records - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Seth Bisen-Hersh. "Overture," "It Never Works," "Let's Just Be Friends," "Haven't You Noticed?," "I'd Rather Take a Nap," "Darling, I Love You/Who Knows Why?," "Straight Boys," "I'm Not Interested in You," "Love Quirks," "Waking," "The Circle," "Um, Yeah," "This Is Awkward," "I Saw You Tonight/You Can't Always Choose," "Just Get Over It," "Hey!," "The Circle (reprise)," "In Love."

July 22, 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. Kindle version released earlier.sing

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.

The Gilded Age: The Complete First Season
(Warner Home Entertainment - new on DVD)
2022 HBO Max series written by Julian Fellowes. Cast includes Louisa Jacobson, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Morgan Spector, Carrie Coon, Denée Benton. All nine episodes plus featurettes; Inside the Episodes, Who's Who, Old Money vs New: The Heart of the Matter, Invitation to Set, Carrie Coon BTS, Writing Peggy and the DVD-exclusive All That Glitters: Creating "The Gilded Age".

July 29, 2022

Donnybrook! Deluxe Edition
(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
Score by Johnny Burke for the 1961 Broadway musical. Cast includes Art Lund, Joan Fagan, Susan Johnson, Eddie Foy Jr., and Philip Bosco. Includes the original Broadway cast recording newly remastered from stereo reel-to-reel tape, plus selections from the score recorded specially for the Public Information Broadcast "Stars for Defense" performed by Art Lund and Joan Fagan. Also, a bonus disc featuring an instrumental album of the Donnybrook! score performed by The Pete King Orchestra alongside a handful of pop covers by the Pete King Chorale and Jane Morgan. Detailed sleeve notes by George Dansker. Limited edition release of 500 units only. Part of Stage Door Records' Deluxe Edition Broadway Cast Album reissues series.

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 11, 2022

Scene ShiftScene Shift: U.S. Set Designers in Conversation
(Focal Press - Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
Maureen Weiss, Sibyl Wickersheimer, editors. Showcases contemporary U.S. set design by engaging designers with one another, pairing dialogue and imagery from varied experiences and practices. The conversations include designers (30 in all) who are commercially successful, artistically successful, and those who have existed on the fringes of the theatre world whose work is not necessarily definable, and therefore not as visible. 268 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 16, 2022

Opera: The Definitive Illustrated History
(DK - Hardcover Book)
By Alan Riding and Leslie Dunton-Downer. Follows the history of opera from Monteverdi's L'Orfeo in 1607, to Cosi fan Tutte, La Bohème, and modern operas such as Brokeback Mountain. Explains musical terminology, traces historical developments, and sets everything in a cultural context. Features include: all of the most important operas from the Renaissance to the 21st century; profiles of the key composers, librettists, performers, and companies, with details of their lives, works, and influence–arranged in chronological order to show the evolution of the genre; explanations of musical terminology and different types of opera. 360 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.

September 1, 2022

The Book of Broadway Musical Debates, Disputes, and Disagreements
(Applause - Paperback Book)
By Peter Filichia. A book that is "purposely meant to start arguments and to settle them," as the author addresses the most dividing musical theater questions and opinions. 312 pages.

Fifty Key Figures in Queer US Theatre
(Routledge - Hardcover Book/Paperback)
Collection of essays. Jimmy A. Noriega and Jordan Schildcrout, editors. iMoving from the era of the Stonewall Riots to today, notable scholars in the field bring a wide variety of queer theatre artists into conversation with each other, exploring connections and differences in race, gender, physical ability, national origin, class, generation, aesthetic modes, and political goals, creating a diverse and inclusive study of 50 years of queer theatre. 280 pages.

September 8, 2022

Attack of the Monster Musical: A Cultural History of Little Shop of Horrors
(Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
By Adam Abraham. Chronicles the unlikely phenomenon of Little Shop of Horrors, the musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Looks at the creation of the musical and its place in the contemporary musical theatre canon and examines its afterlives and wider cultural context. Told through archival research and eyewitness accounts, with extensive use of Ashman's personal papers, offering a unique and inspiring study of one of musical theatre's greatest talents. 256 pages.

September 9, 2022

My Own Directions: A Black Man's Journey in the American Theatre
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By Sheldon Epps. "... the unique story of how the author came into leadership at Pasadena Playhouse after a successful career directing on Broadway, in London and at theatres all over the world. In intimate detail, it relates how the theatre was radically changed and reignited by his leadership, including his insistence on making diversity a priority both onstage and off. It is the very personal story of a person who wanted his race to be recognized, but never used as a limitation or a reason to be less than fully respected. In many ways, this memoir tells the story of what people of color in America must face repeatedly to make their lives matter." 153 pages.

September 13, 2022

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

September 15, 2022

Miracle of The Music Man: The Classic American Story of Meredith Willson
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Mark Cabaniss. The author brings to life the origins of this classic show, the music behind it, and the unlikely story of its creator. Interweaving behind-the-scenes accounts of people who worked with Willson, Cabaniss looks at his long and unusual career as a composer, conductor, radio personality, and flutist. 208 pages.

September 22, 2022

Selected Musical Plays by Noël Coward: A Critical Anthology
(Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
Arianne Quinn, editor. This Year of Grace, Bitter Sweet, Words and Music, Pacific 1860, Ace of Clubs, Sail Away, The Girl Who Came to Supper. A portrait of Coward's oeuvre and its lasting influence on the wider world of the British musical, (Kindle Edition will be released early.) 552 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 1, 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.

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."

January 27, 2023

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.

Almost Famous
(Sony Masterworks Broadway - new album)
Score by Tom Kitt. Chris Wood, Anika Larsen, Solea Pfeiffer, Drew Gehling, Casey Likes, Rob Colletti, Matt Bittner, Chad Burris, Gerard Canonico, Julia Cassandra, Brandon Contreras, Jakeim Hart, Van Hughes, Jana Djenne Jackson, Katie Ladner, Danny Lindgren, Erica Mansfield, Alisa Melendez, Emily Schultheis, Daniel Sovich, Libby Winters, and Matthew C. Yee.

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

(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.

Complete Lyrics of Sheldon Harnick
(new book)

The Fantasticks: The First Complete Recording of the Entire Play (The Revised Version)
(JAY Records - new album)
Score by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. To include the score as well as all of the dialogue and speeches. Brad Oscar, Telly Leung, Elizabeth Teeter, Lewis Cleale, Ron Raines, and Tom Jones. Craig Barna, musical director. 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

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

(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. 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.

(new on CD/digital)
Asolo Repertory Theatre (Florida) cast recording of score by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Jason Danieley, Hannah Elless, Paul Alexander Nolan, Ellen Harvey, Nathan Salstone and Joel Waggoner. Rounding out the cast are Jack Casey, Sarah Aili, Abigail Stephenson, Natalie Venetia Belcon, Dwelvan David, Scott Wakefield, William Parry, and Barbara Marineau. Expected Fall 2022.

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.

To Steve with Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim
(new album)
To be recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below.

(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.

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.

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.

(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.

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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