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Dreamgirls (Original London Cast Recording)
Release Date: 4/28
Dreamgirls (Original London Cast Recording) Upcoming Broadway CD
Lea Michele: Places
Release Date: 4/28
Lea Michele: Places Upcoming Broadway CD
Iowa (Original Cast Recording)
Release Date: 4/28
Iowa (Original Cast Recording) Upcoming Broadway CD
Julie's Greenroom
Release Date: 5/5
Julie's Greenroom Upcoming Broadway CD
A Bronx Tale: The Musical
Release Date: 5/12
A Bronx Tale: The Musical Upcoming Broadway CD
Hello, Dolly! (New Broadway Cast Recording)
Release Date: 5/12
Hello, Dolly! (New Broadway Cast Recording) Upcoming Broadway CD
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (OBC)
Release Date: 5/19
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (OBC) Upcoming Broadway CD
Holiday Inn
Release Date: 6/2
Holiday Inn Upcoming Broadway CD
Amelie - A New Musical
Release Date: 6/9
Amelie - A New Musical Upcoming Broadway CD
Anastasia
Release Date: 6/9
Anastasia Upcoming Broadway CD
In Transit
Release Date: 6/9
In Transit Upcoming Broadway CD
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (OBCR)
Release Date: 6/23
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (OBCR) Upcoming Broadway CD
Bandstand
Release Date: 6/23
Bandstand Upcoming Broadway CD
Lightning Thief - Percy Jackson Musical
Release Date: 6/30
Lightning Thief - Percy Jackson Musical Upcoming Broadway CD
People Like Us
Release Date: 12/31
People Like Us  Upcoming Broadway CD
The SpongeBob Musical
Release Date: 12/31
The SpongeBob Musical Upcoming Broadway CD
Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Release Date: 12/31
Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Upcoming Broadway CD
Kid Victory
Release Date: 12/31
Kid Victory Upcoming Broadway CD
War Paint
Release Date: 12/31
War Paint Upcoming Broadway CD
BWW Album Review: Raise a Glass to SPAMILTONBWW Album Review: Raise a Glass to SPAMILTON

One would have to have a heart of stone not to like Lin-Manuel Miranda. No, love Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is not only tremendously talented but one of the most endearing figures on Broadway. Devoted to his wife, son, and parents; committed to raising money for worthy causes; a pop-singing child, a FIDDLER ON THE ROOF-dancing groom, and an endlessly versatile professional; author of Disney's latest girl-power anthem; Tweeter of endless kind words to his fans and the general public...how could Gerard Alessandrini, the impresario behind FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, hold him up for mockery, making 'Lin-Manuel as Hamilton' the subject of his latest spoof, SPAMILTON? Well, the monolith called HAMILTON has a life of its own, and with its well-deserved status as not just a Broadway sensation but an American cultural landmark comes an invitation to parody. (more...)
Oh, What a Beautiful Day! OKLAHOMA!, KISS ME, KATE and MAN OF LA MANCHA to Hit Blu-ray This SpringOh, What a Beautiful Day! OKLAHOMA!, KISS ME, KATE and MAN OF LA MANCHA to Hit Blu-ray This Spring

This spring, bring home a trio of celebrated Broadway favorites on Blu-ray with new releases from home entertainment imprint Shout Broadway. (more...)
Off-Broadway's THE LIGHTNING THIEF to Get Godly in the Recording StudioOff-Broadway's THE LIGHTNING THIEF to Get Godly in the Recording Studio

Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, featuring live music, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure that will rock your world. And now it's set to rock your earbuds! The Off-Broadway show, currently playing through May 6, 2017 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), just announced it will be heading to the studio with Broadway Records for an Original Cast Recording. (more...)
Listen to It on Repeat! GROUNDHOG DAY Original Broadway Cast Recording Drops on Digital TodayListen to It on Repeat! GROUNDHOG DAY Original Broadway Cast Recording Drops on Digital Today

Masterworks Broadway and Broadway Records have announced the release of Groundhog Day The Musical - Original Broadway Cast Recording. Produced by Chris Nightingale, Tim Minchin, and Michael Croiter, the album is available digitally beginning today, April 21, and on CD May 12. (more...)
Jake Gyllenhaal-Led SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Will Get Cast RecordingJake Gyllenhaal-Led SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Will Get Cast Recording

The producers of the hit Broadway revival of New York City Center's production Sunday in the Park with George starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, announced today that the show will live on past its critically acclaimed, sold-out limited engagement, with a cast album to be released this summer by Warner Music Group. (more...)
Cancer Survivor Pens CANCER, MUSICAL THEATRE, & OTHER CHRONIC ILLNESSESCancer Survivor Pens CANCER, MUSICAL THEATRE, & OTHER CHRONIC ILLNESSES

Edward Miskie is the author of 'Cancer, Musical Theatre, & Other Chronic Illnesses.' He is a musical theatre actor and singer based out of Manhattan, New York, as well as a cancer survivor - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. (more...)
Watch Ledisi Sing 'Bewitched' in the Studio for Billy Porter's 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS' AlbumWatch Ledisi Sing 'Bewitched' in the Studio for Billy Porter's 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS' Album

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter has just released an inside-the-studio video for Bewitched (Ledisi featuring Zaire Park) from his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway - available now on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. (more...)
Pianist Shai Wosner Launches Latest Album, IMPROMPTUPianist Shai Wosner Launches Latest Album, IMPROMPTU

This spring, pianist Shai Wosner's latest solo album, Impromptu, is released on Onyx Classics. The recording, which features improvisationally inspired works by seven different composers, marks Mr. Wosner's fourth solo recital recording for Onyx and his sixth recording for the label overall. He performs Schubert's Four Impromptus, D935; Chopin's Impromptus, Op. 29, 36, and 51; Beethoven's Fantasy in G, Op. 77; Liszt's Impromptu (Nocturne), S191; Dvo?ak's Impromptu in D minor, B129; Gershwin's Impromptu in Two Keys; and Ives's Improvisations for piano, I and III. Available via iTunes, Amazon.com, and other music retailers, the recording was released in the U.K. on Friday, April 7, and will be available in the U.S. on Friday, May 5. (more...)
Ian Maskin To Perform at Le Poisson Rouge To Celebrate ZARIA, 5/7Ian Maskin To Perform at Le Poisson Rouge To Celebrate ZARIA, 5/7

Ian Maksin, cellist, composer and vocalist, celebrates the release of his most recent CD, "Zaria" - Where the Earth Ends and Music Begins.  Maksin, internationally renowned for his unique ability to blend different and unusual genres and styles, takes this concept to yet another orbit with the release of "Zaria".  (more...)
VIDEO: Betty Buckley, Billy Porter Chat New Albums on BUILD SeriesVIDEO: Betty Buckley, Billy Porter Chat New Albums on BUILD Series

The BUILD Series welcomed Tony Award winner Betty Buckley and Tony & Grammy Award winner Billy Porter last week to talk about their new albums, 'Story Songs' and 'Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers,' respectively. Watch clips from the interview below! (more...)
Christen Lien Releases Video for New Single, THE ESCAPE, 5/2Christen Lien Releases Video for New Single, THE ESCAPE, 5/2

Musician and Performing Artist Christen Lien releases the video for new single "The Escape" on May 2nd. This haunting track is punctuated by minimalist visuals and becomes the first video from her highly anticipated album ELPIS.  (more...)
AUDIO: Listen to Billy Porter and Pentatonix Revamp OKLAHOMA! Classic on 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS', Out Today at No. 2 on iTunes R&B Chart!AUDIO: Listen to Billy Porter and Pentatonix Revamp OKLAHOMA! Classic on 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS', Out Today at No. 2 on iTunes R&B Chart!

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter releases his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway today - available on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. The new album features fan favorites 'Edelweiss', 'Carefully Taught', 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning'. Get Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers HERE, and listen to two tunes from the album below! Already landing on the charts, the album is ranked #2 on the iTunes R&B chart and is ranked #40 overall. (more...)
Desyatinkov's SKETCHES TO SUNSETS Featuring Roman Mints Releases 4/21Desyatinkov's SKETCHES TO SUNSETS Featuring Roman Mints Releases 4/21

Quartz Music presents a new album featuring the mesmerizing and deeply beautiful music of Leonid Desyatnikov, one of today's most treasured and frequently-performed living Russian composers, and including the world premiere recording of the 1992 work Sketches to Sunset, and the Russian Seasons. (more...)
Call on Dolly! New Broadway Cast Recording of HELLO, DOLLY! Sets Spring ReleaseCall on Dolly! New Broadway Cast Recording of HELLO, DOLLY! Sets Spring Release

Masterworks Broadway has announced the release of The New Broadway Cast Recording of Hello, Dolly! starring three-time Grammy Award-winning legend Bette Midler as Dolly Gallagher Levi. (more...)
Kendrell L. Bowman to Chat, Sign HOW TO PRODUCE A SHOW FROM YOUR COUCH at Drama Book ShopKendrell L. Bowman to Chat, Sign HOW TO PRODUCE A SHOW FROM YOUR COUCH at Drama Book Shop

Producer, director, writer and designer Kendrell L. Bowman's new book HOW TO PRODUCE A SHOW FROM YOUR COUCH is now available in paperback (via Amazon). The Drama Book Shop (250 West 40th Street) will welcome Mr. Bowman for a discussion and signing to celebrate the book on Thursday, May 4, 2017 beginning at 6 PM. (more...)
BWW CD Review: Tyce's HERO Rocks With Precision, Lacks EmotionBWW CD Review: Tyce's HERO Rocks With Precision, Lacks Emotion

For HERO, Tyce's rocker persona is front and center as he sings the best of Jim Steinman. Across the dual disc album, he uses an edgy bravado when singing the songs, skrelts when the music calls for it, but doesn't fully commit to the gritty emotions of these beloved rock hits. (more...)
BWW CD Review: COME FROM AWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Resplendent and UpliftingBWW CD Review: COME FROM AWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Resplendent and Uplifting

COME FROM AWAY is the celebrated new musical with lyrics and music by Irene Sankokff and David Hein. COME FROM AWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) captures the resplendent, raw emotions of the Broadway production. Just be warned: the uplifting story of human kindness and charity packs an emotional wallop on the album, so you'll probably want to listen to it with tissues in hand. (more...)
BWW CD Review: Deborah Cox's I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU is Enthusiastic and LaudableBWW CD Review: Deborah Cox's I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU is Enthusiastic and Laudable

Deborah Cox stepped back into Houston's footsteps when she was cast as Rachel Marron in the US national tour of THE BODYGUARD - THE MUSICAL. Cox has recently released I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, an eight track EP of her singing songs featured in the musical. (more...)
Alec Baldwin Criticizes Memoir Publisher for Editing Flubs; Will Reveal Extras on FacebookAlec Baldwin Criticizes Memoir Publisher for Editing Flubs; Will Reveal Extras on Facebook

Following the release of his new memoir NEVERTHELESS, Alec Baldwin took to Facebook to criticize his publishers at HarperCollins for 'several typos and errors' and for being 'too busy to do a proper and forensic edit of the material.' (more...)
TCG Publishes Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED and MoreTCG Publishes Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED and More

TCG has just published an exciting line-up of new plays from Stephen Adly Guirgis, David Lindsay-Abaire, Danai Gurira, Wallace Shawn, and Anne Washburn. Scroll down for details! (more...)
Mark Bebbington's PIANO MUSIC OF VAUGHN WILLIAMS Spends Seven Weeks On ChartsMark Bebbington's PIANO MUSIC OF VAUGHN WILLIAMS Spends Seven Weeks On Charts

Bebbington's 'The Piano Music of Vaughan Williams', with Rebeca Omordia and Somm Recordings, has spent seven weeks in the charts, reached number three, and notched up a second "Recording of the Month" in a row for the English pianist. (more...)
VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio with Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr. and More for 'THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS' AlbumVIDEO: Go Inside the Studio with Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr. and More for 'THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS' Album

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter will release his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway on April 14th. Porter just unveiled a 'making of' video for the album, featuring interviews, studio footage and more. Check it out below! (more...)
Bryce Pinkham, Amber Gray and More Featured on HAIL OBLIVION Concept AlbumBryce Pinkham, Amber Gray and More Featured on HAIL OBLIVION Concept Album

HAIL OBLIVION: A Pirate Fantasia, the latest music theater work by composer/lyricist Stephanie Ryan Johnstone and librettist Joshua William Gelb, will be released as a concept album on April 9th with a cast featuring Bryce Pinkham (Gentlemen's Guide, Heidi Chronicles, Holiday Inn), Ato Blankson-Wood (The Total Bent, Lysistrata Jones , Hair), Amber Gray (Great Comet, An Octoroon), Julian Fleisher (February House, Coraline), Rick Burkhardt (Three Pianos), among others. (more...)
WAR PAINT, Starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, Headed to the Recording Studio This SpringWAR PAINT, Starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, Headed to the Recording Studio This Spring

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the original cast album of the new musical, War Paint, starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. (more...)
Guest Blog: Alexander S. Bermange On His New Comedic Musical Theatre CDGuest Blog: Alexander S. Bermange On His New Comedic Musical Theatre CD

My work as a composer and lyricist has involved writing in diverse styles for quite a range of projects. BroadwayWorld readers may be most familiar with my musical theatre output, thanks in no small part to recordings by the likes of Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimloo, Lara Pulver and Ben Forster. But one area I have always attacked with verve and passion is my work in the comedic genre. (more...)