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STAGE TUBE: 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Concept Recording Launch Party at RockwoodSTAGE TUBE: 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Concept Recording Launch Party at Rockwood

The concept recording for REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER is now available through iTunes. NYC's Rockwood Music Hall hosted a special launch party for the recording on July 15th featuring a concert by an all-star lineup of Icelandic artists including Liam McCormick (The Family Crest), Soffia Bjorg and Stefan Örn Gunnlaugsson. Check out highlights below! (more...)
THE BEST OF IDINA MENZEL Vocal Selections Out TodayTHE BEST OF IDINA MENZEL Vocal Selections Out Today

A new collection of sheet music pertaining to internationally recognized performer and vocalist Idina Menzel is now available to order, including hits from FROZEN, GLEE, WICKED and more. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Jinkx Monsoon's THE INEVITABLE ALBUM is IrresistibleBWW CD Reviews: Jinkx Monsoon's THE INEVITABLE ALBUM is Irresistible

Inspired by Bette Midler's THE DIVINE MISS M, the torch song albums of Marlene Dietrich and Peggy Lee, and a handful of contemporary female performers like Amanda Palmer, Regina Spektor, and Lady Rizo, Jinkx Monsoon's THE INEVITABLE ALBUM is a triumphant celebration of Jinkx Monsoon's gratifying personality and the delectable cabaret-inspired flavors that make this sensational performer tick. (more...)
Stage Star Justin Mortelliti to Release THE PRINCE OF APRIL Next Month; 'My Silver' Video Out NowStage Star Justin Mortelliti to Release THE PRINCE OF APRIL Next Month; 'My Silver' Video Out Now

Justin Mortellitti, singer, songwriter and actor whose credits include Roger in the West Coast Regional Premier of RENT and Drew in the Las Vegas run of Rock of Ages, has announced the release of his second EP The Prince of April on August 29. (more...)
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES 1999 West End Cast Album to be Released this FallTESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES 1999 West End Cast Album to be Released this Fall

Stage Door Records have announced the first complete recording of the 1999 West End musical 'Tess Of The D'Urbervilles' is to be released on September 29th, 2014. The CD release continues Stage Door's London cast album series and commitment to preserve 'lost' British theatre scores of the past 50 years. (more...)
Mark MacKillop Releases RM. XIV Book with Intro By Billy PorterMark MacKillop Releases RM. XIV Book with Intro By Billy Porter

NYC-based multiplatform artist Mark MacKillop, a Vancouver native, last year completed an international tour of West Side Story in the role of Riff. The musical brought him to major cities across Europe and Israel, and by way of accommodations, their hotels as well. Rather than a written diary, MacKillop chronicled his downtime with an iPhone camera, taking over 80 high-quality, expertly composed black-and-white and color self-portraits in various hotel rooms, in very little clothing. These portraits tied together the aspects of MacKillop's career that resonate most with him; physicality, composition, reflection, and poses related to dance. (more...)
BWW Single Review: Saycon Sengbloh's 'Everything' Keeps Your Summer HotBWW Single Review: Saycon Sengbloh's 'Everything' Keeps Your Summer Hot

Broadway veteran Saycon Sengbloh isn't letting the early closing of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME get her down. Ever since she caught the attention of theatergoers in AIDA and WICKED, her fans have followed her career with rapt attention. Like many of her peers, she has also been sharing her vocal talents with the pop music industry. Her latest single, "Everything," dropped earlier this week, and is a catchy dance hit that is sure to heat up your summer. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Rhino Records' JERSEY BOYS (Music From the Motion Picture and Broadway Musical) - A Tuneful Collection of FavoritesBWW CD Reviews: Rhino Records' JERSEY BOYS (Music From the Motion Picture and Broadway Musical) - A Tuneful Collection of Favorites

JERSEY BOYS is one of Broadway's hottest properties. Why? Well, who doesn't love the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons? In 2005, this rags to riches story took Broadway by storm. Almost a decade later, the Clint Eastwood directed film adaptation was released. As a companion to the film Rhino Records released JERSEY BOYS (Music From the Motion Picture and Broadway Musical). (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: DRG Record's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING (2014 Un-Original Cast Album) Packs Some Delightful PunchesBWW CD Reviews: DRG Record's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING (2014 Un-Original Cast Album) Packs Some Delightful Punches

In May 2014, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING opened to rave reviews at the Davenport Street Theatre. Audiences laughed until their sides ached at the latest incarnation through its sparkling closing performance on Sunday, June 20, 2014. Now, to fill the void until the next edition opens, DRG Records is proudly releasing the hysterical FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING (2014 Un-Original Cast Album). (more...)
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING! Cast Album Out TodayFORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING! Cast Album Out Today

DRG Records celebrates the release of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album) which is produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, and is available in stores and online today, July 22nd. To kick off the CD release, Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street) will host an in-store appearance and performance from 4pm - 6pm. This CD marks Forbidden Broadway's 12th cast recording with DRG Records. Featured on the album are cast members Carter Calvert, Scott Richard Foster, Mia Gentile and Marcus Stevens, with David Caldwell on piano. (more...)
Criterion Releases THE ESSENTIAL JACQUES DEMY, Including Four Movie MusicalsCriterion Releases THE ESSENTIAL JACQUES DEMY, Including Four Movie Musicals

Internationally celebrated auteur Jacques Demy is set to be feted with a retrospective box set from hallowed film preservation and home video label Criterion Collection later this year titled THE ESSENTIAL JACQUES DEMY, according to the official website. (more...)
STANDALONE Original Online Cast Recording Released Digitally TodaySTANDALONE Original Online Cast Recording Released Digitally Today

Joel B. New's musical theatre podcast, 'Something New', releases the premiere studio recording of his song cycle, STANDALONE. (more...)
Public Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording Out Online, In Stores Next MonthPublic Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording Out Online, In Stores Next Month

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of The Public Theater's production of A SECOND CHANCE online and in stores August 5. (more...)
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING to Celebrate Cast Recording at Barnes & Noble Next WeekFORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING to Celebrate Cast Recording at Barnes & Noble Next Week

DRG Records will kick off the release of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album), produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, on Tuesday, July 22nd at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street). There will be an in-store appearance and performance at 5pm. (more...)
Institute of Outdoor Theatre Publishes OUTDOOR THEATRE FACILITIES: A GUIDE TO PLANNING AND BUILDING OUTDOOR THEATRESInstitute of Outdoor Theatre Publishes OUTDOOR THEATRE FACILITIES: A GUIDE TO PLANNING AND BUILDING OUTDOOR THEATRES

The Institute of Outdoor Theatre has announced the publication of Outdoor Theatre Facilities: A Guide to Planning and Building Outdoor Theatres. From the initial concept to opening night, the book covers all aspects of planning, equipping, designing and constructing outdoor performance facilities. In addition to the text, its 137 pages include a graphically rich selection of architectural drawings and photographs of outstanding outdoor theatres around the world. Written by a team of six specialists in architecture, landscape architecture, and theatre design, production and management, the book is available through the Drama Book Shop in New York, William Stout Architectural Books and the Institute's website. (more...)
Broadway, West End Director Michael Rudman to Release Autobiography I JOKE TOO MUCH, Aug 7Broadway, West End Director Michael Rudman to Release Autobiography I JOKE TOO MUCH, Aug 7

Broadway and West End director Michael Rudman will release his autobiography I JOKE TOO MUCH on August 7. (more...)
Masterworks Broadway to Release Albums from Roslyn Kind, ON THE TOWN Original London Cast RecordingMasterworks Broadway to Release Albums from Roslyn Kind, ON THE TOWN Original London Cast Recording

Masterworks Broadway releases two classic albums from the archives previously unavailable on CD - Roslyn Kind - Give Me You/This is Roslyn Kind (July 22) and On the Town - Original London Cast Recording (August 19). (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Atlantic Records' HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is PerfectBWW CD Reviews: Atlantic Records' HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Perfect

With glowing reviews from all the major outlets in New York City, a slew of Tony Nominations, and wins for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Lead Actor in a Musical, and Best Featured Actress in a Musical, I expected HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Original Broadway Cast Album) to be spectacular. And, it truly is. (more...)
HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Original Broadway Cast Recording Hits the Shelves TodayHEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Original Broadway Cast Recording Hits the Shelves Today

The original Broadway cast recording for the raucous rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH starring stage and screen notable Neil Patrick Harris is out everywhere today, July 15. (more...)
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Original Broadway Cast Recording Out TodayLADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Today

The deluxe live original Broadway cast recording of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL starring five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is being released today, July 15 in a two-disc set. (more...)
Betty Buckley Working with T Bone Burnett on New Album GHOSTLIGHT; Release Set for this FallBetty Buckley Working with T Bone Burnett on New Album GHOSTLIGHT; Release Set for this Fall

Betty Buckley's new album Ghostlight re-unites her with longtime friend and producer T Bone Burnett on the September 16 release by Palmetto Records. When Buckley and Burnett were both 19 years old, living in Fort Worth, TX, they began making music together. Buckley, who has been called 'The Voice of Broadway,' is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. Burnett's highly sought after involvement in music, film, TV and stage projects is marked by his uncanny ability to successfully combine his unique artistic sensibilities with massive commercial appeal. These two friends and talents created an atmosphere that takes us to another time and place. (more...)
Shapiro Sisters' LIVE OUT LOUD Live 54 Below Album Gets 9/9 ReleaseShapiro Sisters' LIVE OUT LOUD Live 54 Below Album Gets 9/9 Release

The Shapiro Sisters announced today that their debut album Live Out Loud: Live at 54 BELOW will be released on September 9th, 2014. The Shapiro Sisters, 11-year old Milly Shapiro (Matilda, Original Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical) and older sister, 14-year-old Abigail Shapiro (Cindy Lou Who, How The Grinch Stole Christmas), recorded the album live at the famed 54 BELOW over a series of three performances this past May and June. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST (Original Cast Recording) is Addictive and CleverBWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST (Original Cast Recording) is Addictive and Clever

Last summer, The Public Theater, Michael Friedman, and Alex Timbers reunited to gift New York City with a free production of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Like their BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, the team used brilliant and inspired anachronisms to make the Shakespearean comedy relevant for modern audiences. They also did it as a musical. Now Ghostlight Records has released the audaciously quirky LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST (Original Cast Recording) for us all to enjoy. (more...)
Theater Actor and Singer George Ball Releases Solo Recording Debut 'Think Of Me'Theater Actor and Singer George Ball Releases Solo Recording Debut 'Think Of Me'

Award-winning theater actor/singer, George Ball, celebrates a major milestone with the immediate release of his solo recording debut, 'Think of Me' (Gecko/LML Music). Mr. Ball describes 'Think of Me' as a recording for the 'grownup at heart.' He uses his famous baritone in a contemporary format here with an unusual repertoire that embraces story songs, heartbreakers, contemporary and country-tinged tales of love in its many guises. The recording was inspired by his wife, Amanda McBroom. It is available today on iTunes, LMLMusic, Amazon and other retailers. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Nonesuch's HERE LIES LOVE (Original Cast Recording) is Bubbly, Pop-Laden FunBWW CD Reviews: Nonesuch's HERE LIES LOVE (Original Cast Recording) is Bubbly, Pop-Laden Fun

Imelda Marcos is a ripe public figure for having a biographic musical written about her. Personally, I always expected a musical about her life would have that grand and epic cinematic sound of Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA. However, I couldn't be more pleased with David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's rich pop score for HERE LIES LOVE. (more...)