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I've Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz - Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz
Release Date: 1/6
I've Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz - Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz Upcoming Broadway CD
Honeymoon in Vegas: The Musical - Original Broadway Cast Recording
Release Date: 1/13
Honeymoon in Vegas: The Musical - Original Broadway Cast Recording Upcoming Broadway CD
On The Town - New Broadway Cast Recording
Release Date: 1/20
On The Town - New Broadway Cast Recording Upcoming Broadway CD
John Schneider and Tom Wopat's HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Album Hits Billboard Top 10John Schneider and Tom Wopat's HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Album Hits Billboard Top 10

John Schneider and Tom Wopat -- the original stars of 'The Dukes of Hazzard' -- have hit the Billboard Top 10 with their new album Home for Christmas. For the week of December 20, the recording debuts at #10 on the 'Traditional Jazz' chart. (more...)
Sting and Company of the THE LAST SHIP to Sign Cast Recording This WeekendSting and Company of the THE LAST SHIP to Sign Cast Recording This Weekend

A once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event will take place this Sunday, December 21 at 6 p.m. following the matinee performance of THE LAST SHIP when patrons are invited to meet Sting and members of the cast on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) as they sign copies of the recently released Original Broadway Cast Recording. 16-time Grammy Award winning musician Sting, who now stars in THE LAST SHIP (for which he also composed the score), will be joined by cast mates Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet. (more...)
Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz to Celebrate Release of New Album at BirdlandAlysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz to Celebrate Release of New Album at Birdland

Alysha Umphress, currently starring in the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, and Tony Award-nominated composer and performer Jeff Blumenkrantz will celebrate their new album, I've Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz with a concert at Birdland (315 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036) on January 5, 2015 at 7pm. Tickets are available now at www.birdlandjazz.com. (more...)
THE LAST FIVE YEARS Film Soundtrack to be Released in FebruaryTHE LAST FIVE YEARS Film Soundtrack to be Released in February

Sh-K-Boom Records has announced the release of THE LAST FIVE YEARS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK), the musical companion to the eagerly anticipated RADiUS-TWC film. THE LAST FIVE YEARS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) will be available beginning Tuesday, February 10; The Last Five Years arrives in theatres and VOD on Friday, February 13. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Singer LAURA DICKINSON Rocks CD Release Party at Vitello'sBWW Reviews: Singer LAURA DICKINSON Rocks CD Release Party at Vitello's

On Monday, December 15 exciting singer Laura Dickinson brought her CD release party One For My Baby to Upstairs at Vitello's. It was a packed house and Dickinson, needless to say, blew the roof off the joint with her dynamic delivery, oozing charm and warmth from every pore. Not only is she beautiful, but oh so terribly engaging as she grabs hold of you and won't let go. Her special guest Mel Collins, who opened the show, called her 'masterful'; I'll go a step further and add 'captivating and spellbinding'. She's a singer to be reckoned with! (more...)
INTO THE WOODS Movie Soundtrack Now AvailableINTO THE WOODS Movie Soundtrack Now Available

Grab your copy of the INTO THE WOODS soundtrack before the movie hits screens! (more...)
Mary Testa to Celebrate HAVE FAITH Album at the Beechman, Barnes & Noble, 1/4-12Mary Testa to Celebrate HAVE FAITH Album at the Beechman, Barnes & Noble, 1/4-12

MARY TESTA -- the two time Tony Award nominated singer and actress -- and MICHAEL STAROBIN, the Tony Award winning orchestrator and arranger will perform four concerts in January to promote their new album Have Faith from Ghostlight Records. (more...)
Anthony Newley's THE GOOD OLD BAD OLD DAYS, Featuring Unreleased Recordings, Out Next MonthAnthony Newley's THE GOOD OLD BAD OLD DAYS, Featuring Unreleased Recordings, Out Next Month

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce their third anthology of previously unissued Anthony Newley recordings will be released on January 26th, 2015. The CD release focuses on the Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse musical 'The Good Old Bad Old Days', and features 20 unreleased recordings of Anthony Newley interpreting the score. (more...)
STARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman and More, Released TodaySTARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman and More, Released Today

Yellow Sound Label has announced the release of the world premiere recording of Stars of David today, December 16 on iTunes and Amazon.com. The album is produced by Michael Croiter (Matilda, Heathers, Big Fish) and Executive Produced by Daryl Roth, featuring the talents of Alex Brightman, Joanna Glushak, Janet Metz, Brad Oscar, Alan Schmuckler, Aaron Serotsky, and Donna Vivino. The album features original musical material by Marilyn and Alan Bergman; Susan Birkenhead; Michael Friedman; Amanda Green; Marvin Hamlisch; Sheldon Harnick; Tom Kitt; Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire; Duncak Sheik and Steven Sater; Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller; and Jeanine Tesori. (more...)
Jessie Mueller, Cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL Talk Grammy Nominated Album Today at the Apple Store SohoJessie Mueller, Cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL Talk Grammy Nominated Album Today at the Apple Store Soho

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing welcome the stars of the Broadway smash hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, to discuss their Grammy Nominated Originally Broadway Cast Recording at the Apple Store Soho (103 Princes Street, NYC) today, December 16th at 4:00 PM. (more...)
Drama Book Shop Launches COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY TodayDrama Book Shop Launches COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY Today

The Collective NY is launching VOL.2 of The COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY today, December 16 at the Drama Book Shop. The anthology contains the 12 original short plays that premiered as part of the 2nd annual Collective:10 this past October. It also includes a special forward by Emmy-recognized actor and director Susan Aston (Actor and Director, The Actors Studio). (more...)
THE LAST SHIP Original Cast Album Released TodayTHE LAST SHIP Original Cast Album Released Today

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting and book by Tony Award-winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey opened on Broadway on October 26 with overwhelming praise for its emotionally powerful score. Today, December 16, Universal Music Classics releases the Original Broadway Cast Album for The Last Ship, produced by the Emmy-Award winning and multi-Grammy-nominated producer Rob Mathes. The play is directed by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett, with musical direction, orchestrations and arrangements also by Rob Mathes. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: VALLEY OF SONG (Original Cast Recording) is Lovely Despite ShortcomingsBWW CD Reviews: VALLEY OF SONG (Original Cast Recording) is Lovely Despite Shortcomings

The new musical VALLEY OF SONG opened to positive notices from critics. Left incomplete at Ivor Novello's death, Christopher Hassall finished the piece. The recording captures the spirit of classical musicals as the score abounds with the whimsy of Rodgers + Hammerstein and Lerner and Loewe. Despite these merits, VALLEY OF SONG (Original Cast Recording) suffers some shortcomings. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Stearns Matthews' SPARK Swings With PizzazzBWW CD Reviews: Stearns Matthews' SPARK Swings With Pizzazz

Celebrated solo cabaret performer Stearns Matthews recently released his debut solo album SPARK. The record serves as a wonderful introduction to his earnest and soothing lyrical baritone instrument. Each of the 11 tracks on the album is a song most already know and love, piquing interest in SPARK. Yet, Stearns Matthews wins us over as he sings them in such a way that the numbers sound completely brand new again. (more...)
First Look At INTO THE WOODS Deluxe Soundtrack Poster Bundle Available For Pre-Order, Out 12/22First Look At INTO THE WOODS Deluxe Soundtrack Poster Bundle Available For Pre-Order, Out 12/22

Reserve your copy of the deluxe INTO THE WOODS soundtrack poster bundle! (more...)
Preview All The Tracks From The INTO THE WOODS Movie SoundtrackPreview All The Tracks From The INTO THE WOODS Movie Soundtrack

Order your copy of the INTO THE WOODS soundtrack before the movie hits screens December 25! (more...)
Alexander Sage Oyen to Release New Album MOMENT BY MOMENT, 12/23Alexander Sage Oyen to Release New Album MOMENT BY MOMENT, 12/23

Fresh from New York presentations of his works Outlaws and A Night Like this, Alexander Sage Oyen is set to release the celebrated "Moment by Moment" on December 23, in time for a Christmas. (more...)
BWW Reviews: PARADISE LOST - Studio Cast RecordingBWW Reviews: PARADISE LOST - Studio Cast Recording

Sim G Records has released an array of wonderful recordings over the past couple of years, many of which I have had the pleasure of reviewing. Based and inspired by John Milton's poem, Paradise Lost is their latest studio recording release, just in time for Christmas! (more...)
TCG Publishes Richard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYSTCG Publishes Richard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Richard Nelson's The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country, his triumphant American epic in the form of a four-play cycle. The plays premiered at The Public Theater in New York City over the course of 2010 through 2013 featuring the same cast in each production. (more...)
STARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman & More, Set for Release Next WeekSTARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman & More, Set for Release Next Week

Yellow Sound Label has announced the release of the world premiere recording of Stars of David on December 16 on iTunes and Amazon.com The album is produced by Michael Croiter (Matilda, Heathers, Big Fish) and Executive Produced by Daryl Roth, featuring the talents of Alex Brightman, Joanna Glushak, Janet Metz, Brad Oscar, Alan Schmuckler, Aaron Serotsky, and Donna Vivino. The album features original musical material by Marilyn and Alan Bergman; Susan Birkenhead; Michael Friedman; Amanda Green; Marvin Hamlisch; Sheldon Harnick; Tom Kitt; Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire; Duncak Sheik and Steven Sater; Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller; and Jeanine Tesori. (more...)
Broadway Designer Lloyd Burlingame Pens 'A BLESSING WELL DISGUISED'Broadway Designer Lloyd Burlingame Pens 'A BLESSING WELL DISGUISED'

Journey Press announces the release of A Blessing Well Disguised: A Blinded Artist's Inner Journey Out of the Dark by Lloyd Burlingame. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: THE MAN WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS (Original Studio Cast Recording) is Old-Fashioned Musical FunBWW CD Reviews: THE MAN WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS (Original Studio Cast Recording) is Old-Fashioned Musical Fun

This year, Ron Lytle released the original studio cast recording to his musical THE MAN WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS: A NEW OLD-FASHIONED MUSICAL. Like the made for TV CBS film, the World War I set musical is based on the true story of A.C. Gilbert. However, Ron Lytle tells the heartwarming holiday story with splashy old-fashioned Broadway tunes. The mirthful spirit of the production is captured on the recording, which left me curious to see the musical staged. (more...)
Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Vol. 16 Now on iTunesBroadway's Carols for a Cure, Vol. 16 Now on iTunes

The 2014 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 16 is now available on iTunes. The 21-track album of original and traditional holiday music features stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up, and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. The entire album is available for $15.99, and includes a digital booklet with liner notes about each participating cast, designating soloists and session photos. Individual tracks also may be purchased for $.99 each. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Perez Hilton Surprises Fans with 'My Simple Christmas Wish' CAROLS FOR A CURE Music VideoSTAGE TUBE: Perez Hilton Surprises Fans with 'My Simple Christmas Wish' CAROLS FOR A CURE Music Video

Surprise! Perez Hilton just unveiled an early Christmas present - a music video of him singing 'My Simple Christmas Wish (Rich, Famous & Powerful)' to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' CAROLS FOR A CURE. Watch below! (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' VENICE (Original Cast Recording) is Deeply SatisfyingBWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' VENICE (Original Cast Recording) is Deeply Satisfying

Recently Ghostlight Records released the astounding original cast recording of VENICE. The Off-Broadway musical features a book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Sax and Rosen, and additional music by Curtis Moore. The cast album is quite possibly one of the most exciting recordings I have ever had the pleasure to listen to. (more...)
 
   
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