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UPCOMING RELEASES
Jeanne: The Musical - Original Studio Cast
Release Date: 5/25
Jeanne: The Musical - Original Studio Cast Upcoming Broadway CD
Finding Neverland (Songs from the Musical) - Various Artists
Release Date: 6/9
Finding Neverland (Songs from the Musical) - Various Artists Upcoming Broadway CD
Two’s Company - Original Broadway Cast
Release Date: 6/9
Two’s Company - Original Broadway Cast Upcoming Broadway CD
Misia - 2015 Studio Cast Recording
Release Date: 6/16
John & Jen - 2015 Off-Broadway Cast
Release Date: 6/16
John & Jen - 2015 Off-Broadway Cast Upcoming Broadway CD
Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe - Original Off-Broadway Cast
Release Date: 6/16
Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe - Original Off-Broadway Cast Upcoming Broadway CD
Finding Neverland - Original Broadway Cast
Release Date: 6/23
Finding Neverland - Original Broadway Cast Upcoming Broadway CD
Ages of Man - Sir John Gielgud
Release Date: 7/13
Ages of Man - Sir John Gielgud Upcoming Broadway CD
Howard Crabtree’s Whoop-Dee-Doo! - Original Off-Broadway Cast Album
Release Date: 7/13
Howard Crabtree’s Whoop-Dee-Doo! - Original Off-Broadway Cast Album Upcoming Broadway CD
Promenade - Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording
Release Date: 7/13
Promenade - Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording Upcoming Broadway CD
Something Rotten! - Original Broadway Cast
Release Date: 7/17
 Something Rotten! - Original Broadway Cast Upcoming Broadway CD
Melissa Errico to Debut New Singles This MonthMelissa Errico to Debut New Singles This Month

Ghostlight Records will release two previously-unreleased tracks from stage and screen star MELISSA ERRICO as a special digital exclusive on May 18, 2015. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Josh Groban's STAGES is Lush and FantasticBWW CD Reviews: Josh Groban's STAGES is Lush and Fantastic

No stranger to stages around the world, internationally acclaimed singer Josh Groban released his lush album STAGES late last month. The album is a sparkling collection of some of musical theater's greatest songs, giving fans of Broadway and fans of Josh Groban many reasons to rejoice. Josh Groban was drawn to these songs because of their arrangements, melodies, and the stories they tell, and across the disc his passion for these songs shows. (more...)
THE LAST FIVE YEARS Released on DVD and Blu-ray TodayTHE LAST FIVE YEARS Released on DVD and Blu-ray Today

The film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray today, May 5, 2015, according to DVD Release Dates. Click here to order! (more...)
PITCH PERFECT Sing-Along Aca-Awesome Edition Out on Blu-ray/DVD TodayPITCH PERFECT Sing-Along Aca-Awesome Edition Out on Blu-ray/DVD Today

Fans of the fabulous Bellas of Barden University won't be able to stop belting out their favorite songs when Pitch Perfect Sing-Along Aca-Awesome Edition comes to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time ever today, May 5, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. (more...)
PS Classics Debuts World Premiere Recording of Vernon Duke Musical MISIA on June 16PS Classics Debuts World Premiere Recording of Vernon Duke Musical MISIA on June 16

PS Classics is set to release the world premiere 2015 Studio Cast Recording MISIA, showcasing the tunes of Vernon Duke, on June 16, 2015. (more...)
Madeline Kahn Biography, BEING THE MUSIC, Now Available!Madeline Kahn Biography, BEING THE MUSIC, Now Available!

Best known for her Oscar-nominated roles in the smash hits Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles, Madeline Kahn (1942-99) was one of the most popular comedians of her time - and one of the least understood. In private, she was as reserved and refined as her characters were bold and bawdy. Almost a Method actor in her approach, she took her work seriously, and when crewmembers and audiences laughed, she asked why - as if they were laughing at her - and all her life she remained unsure of her gifts. (more...)
AUDIO: Listen to Kiesza's Take on 'Stronger' from FINDING NEVERLAND Concept Album; Full Track List, Artwork Revealed!AUDIO: Listen to Kiesza's Take on 'Stronger' from FINDING NEVERLAND Concept Album; Full Track List, Artwork Revealed!

Entertainment Weekly has revealed the full track list, artwork, and lineup of artists featured on the upcoming concept album of the new Broadway musical FINDING NEVERLAND - and an audio sneak peek! Star Matthew Morrison, Nick Jonas, Jennifer Lopez and more have recorded tracks. Check it all out below! (more...)
Josh Groban's STAGES Album Headed for Top 5 Debut on Billboard 200Josh Groban's STAGES Album Headed for Top 5 Debut on Billboard 200

Just after the news that Josh Groban's new album STAGES had debuted at No. 1 in the UK, Billboard.com writes that the singer is headed for a Top 5 debut on the Billboard 200 chart, with projections putting him in the No. 2 slot. (more...)
Upcoming Theater Book Releases for May 2015Upcoming Theater Book Releases for May 2015

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for May 2015. (more...)
Chilina Kennedy to Celebrate WHAT YOU FIND IN A BOTTLE Album Release at The Cutting Room, 5/4Chilina Kennedy to Celebrate WHAT YOU FIND IN A BOTTLE Album Release at The Cutting Room, 5/4

BEAUTIFUL's newest star Chilina Kennedy just released a solo folk-pop album titled WHAT YOU FIND IN A BOTTLE on April 14, 2015 via Ollies Records. She will appear at The Cutting Room this coming Monday, May 4th, to celebrate the record's release.  (more...)
Scene Designer Douglas W. Schmidt Celebrates New Book at The Drama Book Shop TonightScene Designer Douglas W. Schmidt Celebrates New Book at The Drama Book Shop Tonight

Broadway and regional scene designer Douglas W. Schmidt will be in New York City tonight, April 30, to celebrate the release of a new book on his work, The Designs of Douglas W. Schmidt, at The Drama Book Shop, 250 W. 40th St. (more...)
Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN!Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN!

Something Rotten! opened on Broadway last week on April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street), directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), and featuring music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell. The company just gathered to record the SOMETHING ROTTEN! original cast album, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from their session in the studio below!  (more...)
Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISITPhoto Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT

The company of Broadway's The Visit gathered in the studio today, April 27th, to record the musical's original cast album. The Visit is the final musical ever written by legendary Oscar Award, Grammy Award and Tony Award-winning composer John Kander and his writing partner lyricist Fred Ebb, before Mr. Ebb passed away. Produced by the Emmy Award-winning and Grammy nominated producer Michael Croiter (Matilda, Big Fish, Heathers), The Visit album will be released June 26th, 2015. BroadwayWorld joined the cast in the studio and brings you photos from the recording session below! (more...)
Off-Broadway's Elaine Romanelli Releases New Album THE HOUR BEFOREOff-Broadway's Elaine Romanelli Releases New Album THE HOUR BEFORE

The stunning new album 'The Hour Before' from New York City-based Elaine Romanelli was released earlier this month and took center stage at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 last weekend on April 25. (more...)
Orfeh & More Featured on Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of LIFE OF AN ACTRESS: THE MUSICAL, Out TodayOrfeh & More Featured on Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of LIFE OF AN ACTRESS: THE MUSICAL, Out Today

Broadway Records announced that the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of the movie musical, Life of an Actress, would be released on CD and digitally today, April 28th. It is now available for order on the Broadway Records website at http://www.broadwayrecords.com/cds/life-of-an-actress as well as Amazon.com and other select retailers. (more...)
Josh Groban's New Album STAGES Available TodayJosh Groban's New Album STAGES Available Today

Multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban releases his new album, entitled STAGES, today, April 28th, 2015, via Reprise Records. (more...)
New West End GYPSY Cast Album, Featuring Imelda Staunton, Released TodayNew West End GYPSY Cast Album, Featuring Imelda Staunton, Released Today

The new West End GYPSY cast recording, featuring Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver, is available today, April 27, 2015. First Night Records releases the album on digital and retail, with copies also available at the Savoy Theatre. (more...)
Former FINDING NEVERLAND Press Agent Returns to the Fold; Original Cast Recording Out This JuneFormer FINDING NEVERLAND Press Agent Returns to the Fold; Original Cast Recording Out This June

FINDING NEVERLAND producer Harvey Weinstein and O&M Public Relations Company press agent Rick Miramontez parted ways in January under less-than-civil circumstances. But now Deadline reveals that Miramontez is back with the musical's team, ready to promote happy thoughts with the best of them. (more...)
Marin Mazzie to Release New Live Album Next MonthMarin Mazzie to Release New Live Album Next Month

Broadway Records has announced that the newest addition to its Live at 54 BELOW series, "Marin Mazzie: Make Your Own Kind of Music - LIVE at 54 BELOW" will be released on May 12th, 2015. The album is now available for pre-order at http://www.broadwayrecords.com/cds/marin-mazzie-music-54-below.  (more...)
Marin Mazzie to Release 'MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC' Live Album, 5/12Marin Mazzie to Release 'MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC' Live Album, 5/12

Broadway Records has announced that the newest addition to its Live at 54 BELOW series, 'Marin Mazzie: Make Your Own Kind of Music - LIVE at 54 BELOW' will be released on May 12th, 2015. The album is now available for pre-order here. (more...)
Jon Peterson Marks 10th Anniversary Starring in GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT!; Script Released TodayJon Peterson Marks 10th Anniversary Starring in GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT!; Script Released Today

Jon Peterson has a lot to celebrate right now. Peterson, who won numerous honors when he starred in Chip Deffaa's Off-Broadway musical play 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' at the Irish Repertory Theater, will celebrate today his tenth year of starring in the show, which--since its debut in New York--has taken him all across the country. (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Jon Peterson to Mark 10th Anniversary Starring in GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT!; Script Set for Release FridayBWW Exclusive: Jon Peterson to Mark 10th Anniversary Starring in GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT!; Script Set for Release Friday

Jon Peterson has a lot to celebrate right now. Peterson, who won numerous honors when he starred in Chip Deffaa's Off-Broadway musical play 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' at the Irish Repertory Theater, will celebrate on Friday his tenth year of starring in the show, which--since its debut in New York--has taken him all across the country. (more...)
TOKIO CONFIDENTIAL Recording, Featuring Jill Paice & Telly Leung, Set for Release Next MonthTOKIO CONFIDENTIAL Recording, Featuring Jill Paice & Telly Leung, Set for Release Next Month

The recording of TOKIO CONFIDENTIAL, a new musical with words and music by Eric Schorr that had its Off-Broadway world premiere in 2012, will be released by Broadway Records and is now available for pre-order on the Broadway Records website at http://www.broadwayrecords.com/cds/tokio-confidential and select retailers. The album will be released on CD and digitally on May 12, 2015. (more...)
SOMETHING ROTTEN! Original Broadway Cast Album Coming This SummerSOMETHING ROTTEN! Original Broadway Cast Album Coming This Summer

?Ghostlight Records will record the Original Broadway Cast Album of the new musical comedy Something Rotten!. (more...)