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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

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Updated 12/18/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 25, 2018

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

December 19, 2018

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

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

December 28, 2018

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

January 11, 2019

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

January 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wakey, WakeyWakey, Wakey
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Will Eno. Played the Signature Theatre in 2017. 64 pages.

January 18, 2019

MythicMythic - A New Musical OLC
(Broadway Records - new album)
Pop/rock musical comedy score by Oran Eldor and Marcus Stevens. Currently playing at Charing Cross Theatre in London. Cast includes Daniella Bowen, Courtney Brogan Smalley, Eloise Davies, Ben Lancaster, Jade Marvin, Michael Mather, Genevieve McCarthy, Tim Oxbrow, Jamie Ross, Leo Sene, Ben Welch and Georgie Westall. At

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

January 25, 2019

Songs for a New WorldSongs for a New World
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Score by Jason Robert Brown. 2018 City Center Encores! Off-Center cast recording. Cast includes Shoshana Bean, Colin Donnell, Mykal Kilgore, and Solea Pfeiffer. Produced by Jeffrey Lesser and Jason Robert Brown, with Stacey Mindich serving as executive producer.

January 27, 2019

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

February 1, 2019

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

February 5, 2019

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

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Richard Nelson about Joe Papp. Played the Public Theater in 2017. 96 pages.

February 12, 2019

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

Small Mouth Sounds: A Play Off-Broadway Edition
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Bess Wohl. Produced by Ars Nova in 2015 and 2016.

February 19, 2019

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.

February 21, 2019

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

March 1, 2019

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

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

March 5, 2019

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

March 12, 2019

Gloria (TCG Edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon). 96 pages.

Plays for the Public
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Anthology of plays by Richard Foreman, including The Gods are Pounding My Head, Idiot Savant, Old-Fashioned Prostitutes. 280 pages.

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

March 13, 2019

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

March 15, 2019

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

March 17, 2019

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

March 19, 2019

Red SpeedoRed Speedo: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Lucas Hnath. Produced in 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop. 128 pages.

March 26, 2019

The Good Peaches
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful. Originally performed by 56 orchestral musicians, three actors, and eight dancers at Cleveland Play House. 48 pages.

April 2, 2019

The Language Archive and Other Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Plays by Julia Cho. The Language Archive, Aubergine, Office Hour, The Piano Teacher, and Durango. 360 pages.

April 9, 2019

Antilia PneumaticaAntlia Pneumatica
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns: A Post-electric Play). Played Playwrights Horizons in 2016. 96 pages.

April 16, 2019

How to Transcend a Happy Marriage
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Sarah Ruhl. Played in 2017 at Lincoln Center. 120 pages.

May 1, 2019

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

May 8, 2019

Joe Turner (Fourth Wall)August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Ladrica Menson-Furr. Gives readers an overview of the work from its inception through revisions and stagings in regional theatres and Broadway, exploring its use of African American vernacular genres - blues music, folk songs, folk tales, and dance - and 19th Century Southern post-Reconstruction history. Ladrica Menson-Furr presents Joe Turner's Come and Gone as a historical drama, blues drama, American drama, great migration drama, and the finest example of Wilson's gift for re-locating the African American experience in urban southern cities as the beginning and not the end of the African American experience. 160 pages.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Julian Woolford. In a series of short essays, the stage musical is re-examined from seven different perspectives, including how the musical heralded the end of an era on Broadway, its reinvention of history and biography, how the film version has influenced future stage productions and the ways in which it put child performers centre stage ... how, nearly 60 years after its stage debut, the musical has a direct impact on the modern world, through its recent iterations ... through Salzburg's recent embracing of the musical after years of ambivalence ... and The Sound of Music in the Middle East, where it has become a symbol of antifundamentalism.

May 21, 2019

Lost Girls: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by John Pollono (Small Engine Repair). Produced in 2015 at Lucille Lortel Theatre. 96 pages. Dramatist's version published May 10, 2016.

June 4, 2019

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

June 18, 2019

The Minutes
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Tracy Letts. Debuted at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in November 2017. 96 pages.

August 27, 2019

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Danai Gurira. Premiered at Playwrights Horizons in 2016. 80 pages.

How I Learned What I LearnedHow I Learned What I Learned
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by August Wilson. 96 pages.

December 24, 2019

Don Juan Home from IraqDon Juan Comes Home from Iraq
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Paula Vogel. Played the Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia in 2015.

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play, with book and lyrics by César Alvarez; music by César Alvarez and The Lisps. A new age blend of American history, science fiction, and alternative indie folk rock. 96 pages.

May 1, 2020

Sondheim The Man Who Changed Musical TheaterSondheim: The Man Who Changed Musical Theater
(Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Susan Goldman Rubin. 192 pages.

No release date set

August Wilson: The Kiln in Which He was Fired
(37 INK - new book)
[Tentative title.] Biography of August Wilson by Patti Hartigan. Expected late 2019.

Book of comedic essays by Laura Benanti
(St. Martin's Press - new book)
Release date unknown.

Clockmaker's DaughterThe Clockmaker's Daughter
(Auburn Jam Music - new on CD)
Studio cast recording of Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn score. Christine Allado, Ramin Karimloo, Fra Fee, Matthew Croke, Lauren James Ray. Pre-ordering at

Company 2018 London cast
(new album)
Recording of Stephen Sondheim score. Cast includes Rosalie Craig, Patti LuPone, Jonathan Bailey, Alex Gaumond, Daisy Maywood, Mel Giedroyc, George Blagden, Ashley Campbell, Richard Fleeshman, Richard Henders, Ben Lewis, Jennifer Saayeng, Matthew Seadon-Young, Gavin Spokes, Michael Colbourne, Francesca Ellis, Ewan Gillies, Grant Neal and Jaimie Pruden. Recorded 11/25-26/2018. Expected early 2019. "Making of" documentary on the recording session also expected.

Complete Lyrics of Sheldon Harnick
(new book)

Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical Experience
(new album)
Off-Broadway cast recording (Les Poisson Rouge). Off-Broadway cast included Alex Boniello, Matthew Griffin, Brian Muller, Patricia Richardson, Constantine Rousouli, Jessie Shelton, Carrie St. Louis, Lauren Zakrin, and Stefanie Brown. Includes songs by Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, *NYSYNC, and Britney Spears. Expected March 2019, as a national tour launches.

Cynthia Erivo studio album
(Verve Records)
Expected in 2019.

Fiddler on the Roof
(Time Life Music/Warner music Group - new on CD)
2018 National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene cast recording of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick score. Performed in Yiddish. The production is moving to Stage 42 in February 2019. To feature bonus tracks cut from the 1964 production of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway. Cast includes Jackie Hoffman, Steven Skybell, Jennifer Babiak, Joanne Borts, Avrom, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Fyedke, Ben Liebert, Rosie Jo Neddy, Raquel Nobile, Bruce Sabath, Drew Seigla, Adam B. Shapiro, Jodi Snyder, James Monroe Števko, Lauren Jeanne Thomas, Bobby Underwood and Rachel Zatcoff, Michael Yashinsky, Evan Mayer, Lisa Fishman, Samantha Hahn. Translated by Shraga Friedman. Release expected in 2019.

(new on CD)
2017 National Theatre cast album. Stephen Sondheim score. Cast includes Imelda Staunton, Philip Quast, Janie Dee, Peter Forbes, and Tracie Bennett. Recorded in January 2018.

Golden Girls: Maria Friedman, Lesley Garrett, Bonnie Langford
(Decca - new on CD)
New studio album to celebrate a national tour of these three legendary women of the stage.

Hairspray Vinyl
(Masterworks - new vinyl album)
OBC recording on vinyl.

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

Hirschfeld the BiographyHirschfeld: The Biography
(Sarah Crichton Books - new Hardcover Book)
By Ellen Stern. Biography of Al Hirschfeld, the caricaturist of Broadway. From interviews with the artist himself, his friends and wives, celebrity subjects, agent, daughter, and more; with access to personal correspondence, journals, home movies, and scrapbooks. 368 pages. Originally announced as an October 2017 release, then 2018 release, then disappeared.

It Happened in Key West
(Outside The Box LLC - new on CD)
Live London cast album of Jill Santoriello score. Cast includes Alyssa Martyn, Wade McCollum, Sophia Lewis.

The Jonathan Larson Project
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Based on show presented at Feinstein's/54 Below, which was directed and conceived by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, an evening of Jonathan Larson's unheard work, featuring songs from never-produced shows like 1984 and Superbia; songs that were cut from Rent and tick tick BOOM; songs written for theatrical revues and songs written for the radio; songs about politics and love and New York City; songs never before publicly performed or recorded. Nick Blaemire, Lauren Marcus, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, and George Salazar. Five-piece band including musical director Natalie Tenenbaum, Charlie Rosen, Cody Owen Stine, Megan Talay, and Marques Walls. Music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Charlie Rosen. Danielle Gimbal, copyist. Produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Charlie Rosen, and Kurt Deutsch. Early 2019 release expected.

Julie Andrews book
Follow-up to her 2008 autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years.

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.

Lena Hall: The Villa Satori, Growing Up Haight Ashbury
(new on CD)
Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots) "musical memoir." With guitarist Watt White, keyboardist John Deley, bassist Lee Nadel, and drummer Brian Fishler. Per the artist via Instagram.

Matt Croke: Only Dreaming
(new digital album)
Star of London's Aladdin debut album. Produced and orchestrated by Alan Williams. "Proud of Your Boy," "Fight the Dragons," "Not While I'm Around," "Singin' in the Rain," "Go The Distance," "Something's Coming," "Beautiful City," "Who Better Than Me?," "Come What May," "A Whole New World," (with Hiba Elchikhe),"This Is Not Over Yet," "Somebody's Got You Back," (with Trevor Dion Nicholas),"Home," "Goodbye," "Proud of Your Boy/Endless Night" (with Nick Afoa). CD format to be released December 14.

(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
Jones and Schmidt's legendary 1975 musical, in its first CD release. Off-Broadway cast includes Dick Latessa and Virginia Gregory. Complete restoration and remastering by Alan Silverman; extensive liner notes by Tom Jones; reminiscences by cast members Michael Glenn-Smith, Virginia Gregory and Kathrin King Segal; notes by Penna Rose (keyboards) on the creation of Schmidt's orchestration; and the composer's original logo design. Rare photos will also be included in the booklet. Expected in 2019.

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

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