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UPCOMING RELEASES
Finding Neverland (Songs from the Musical) - Various Artists
Release Date: 4/21
Finding Neverland (Songs from the Musical) - Various Artists Upcoming Broadway CD
Gypsy - 2015 London Cast
Release Date: 4/27
Gypsy - 2015 London Cast Upcoming Broadway CD
Stages - Josh Groban
Release Date: 4/28
Stages - Josh Groban Upcoming Broadway CD
Misia - 2015 Studio Cast Recording
Release Date: 5/5
The Golden Apple - First Full Length Recording
Release Date: 5/19
The Golden Apple - First Full Length Recording  Upcoming Broadway CD
Side Show: Added Attractions - LIVE at 54 BELOW
Release Date: 5/19
Side Show: Added Attractions - LIVE at 54 BELOW Upcoming Broadway CD
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
BWW Reviews: LOVE, LIES & LYRICS: THE WORDS OF LESLEY ROSSBWW Reviews: LOVE, LIES & LYRICS: THE WORDS OF LESLEY ROSS

Renowned lyricist Lesley Ross is celebrated in SimG Records latest album - Love, Lies & Lyrics. Featuring songs from several shows that Ross has contributed to with different composers, the recording gives us a variety of musical styles to enjoy. It is like putting your iPod on shuffle, not knowing what will come up next! Admittedly I don't tend to do this with the musical theatre recordings I have on my iPod because sometimes stand along numbers do not have the same effect out of context. However I don't really mind in this case as the storytelling within the songs are powerful enough to set the scene for you; credit to Ross' writing. (more...)
Andrea Most to Chat 'THEATRICAL LIBERALISM' Book at TFANA, 5/4Andrea Most to Chat 'THEATRICAL LIBERALISM' Book at TFANA, 5/4

Andrea Most, author of Theatrical Liberalism: Jews and Popular Entertainment in America, will discuss her book at a free event on Monday, May 4, at 7:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)
ULTIMATE SINATRA: 100 SONGS CELEBRATING A 100 YEARS Box Set Out TodayULTIMATE SINATRA: 100 SONGS CELEBRATING A 100 YEARS Box Set Out Today

Ol' Blue Eyes is celebrating a big birthday! (more...)
LOVE, LIES & LYRICS, Featuring Madalena Alberto, Kieran Brown & More, Set for Release Next MonthLOVE, LIES & LYRICS, Featuring Madalena Alberto, Kieran Brown & More, Set for Release Next Month

On Monday 11th May 2015, SimG Records, the leading independent British label devoted to new musical theatre writers and artists, is to release this exciting new 'songs of' album from the lyricist Lesley Ross. (more...)
Skylar Astin Performs Guest Track on Pasek & Paul's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Cast AlbumSkylar Astin Performs Guest Track on Pasek & Paul's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Cast Album

Tony-nominated songwriters Justin Paul and Benj Pasek and playwright Timothy Allen McDonald will release the highly anticipated ultimate cast recording for Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach on Tuesday, April 21. The album features a previously unannounced special guest track by Skylar Astin (Spring Awakening, "Pitch Perfect"). (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: New Promo for IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA, Out MondayBWW TV Exclusive: New Promo for IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA, Out Monday

Steele Spring Stage Rights officially publishes ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa's musical play 'Irving Berlin's America'--which successfully premiered in 2014 at the 13th Street Repertory Theater in New York City--on Monday, April 20th. The 13th Street Rep will celebrate the publication on 5 pm this Sunday, April 19th. Coinciding with publication of the script, filmmaker Max Galassi is releasing a brand new video to promote 'Irving Berlin's America' -- check it out below! (more...)
13th Street Rep to Celebrate IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA Publication This Sunday13th Street Rep to Celebrate IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA Publication This Sunday

Steele Spring Stage Rights officially publishes ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa's musical play 'Irving Berlin's America'--which successfully premiered in 2014 at the 13th Street Repertory Theater in New York City--on Monday, April 20th. The 13th Street Rep will celebrate the publication on 5 pm Sunday, April 19th. (more...)
Joan of Arc Musical JEANNE Cast Recording Set for Release in MAyJoan of Arc Musical JEANNE Cast Recording Set for Release in MAy

Stage Door Records have announced the previously unreleased original studio cast recording of the 1985/86 Joan Of Arc musical 'Jeanne' will be released on May 25th, 2015. The CD release continues Stage Door's commitment to preserve 'lost' British theatre scores of the past 50 years. (more...)
Australian Stage Star Patrice Tipoki to Release Debut Album in MayAustralian Stage Star Patrice Tipoki to Release Debut Album in May

One of Australia's emerging leading ladies and star of stage, Patrice Tipoki, has announced the release of her debut album A Musical Heart on Friday 1 May, celebrating Patrice's journey across a broad range of musical genres. (more...)
Anna Kendrick to Pen 'Witty' Essay CollectionAnna Kendrick to Pen 'Witty' Essay Collection

According to USA Today, INTO THE WOODS and PITCH PERFECT star Anna Kendrick is writing a collection of autobiographical essays for Touchstone, set for release next fall. (more...)
BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Kelli O'Hara's WONDER IN THE WORLD and ALWAYS are CharismaticBWW #TBT CD Reviews: Kelli O'Hara's WONDER IN THE WORLD and ALWAYS are Charismatic

Originally from Oklahoma, Broadway superstar Kelli O'Hara has been thrilling New York audiences as Anna Leonowens in Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of THE KING AND I. While she is busy putting the final touches on this cherished, classic role before the critics take their seats for opening night, I am exploring her charismatic solo albums WONDER IN THE WORLD, a collection of classic tunes arranged and orchestrated by Harry Connick, Jr., and ALWAYS, a collection of music from Broadway shows and gifted musical writers. (more...)
Off-Broadway Musical LIBERTY Receives Cast Album; Release Date Set!Off-Broadway Musical LIBERTY Receives Cast Album; Release Date Set!

Broadway Records announced today that the Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of Liberty: A Monumental New Musical, will be released on CD and digitally on Tuesday, May 5th. It is now available for pre-order on the Broadway Records website at http://www.broadwayrecords.com/cds/liberty as well as on Amazon.com and other select retailers. (more...)
New-York Historical Society to Celebrate Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, BookNew-York Historical Society to Celebrate Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, Book

Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary portrait artists. Over a decade since the legendary artist drew his final line drawing, he continues to inspire. This spring, Hirschfeld will be celebrated with the publication of a new book and a major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Energetic THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE CD RELEASE CONCERT is Filled with Soul and HeartBWW Reviews: Energetic THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE CD RELEASE CONCERT is Filled with Soul and Heart

THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE is a glittering example of a musical that captures and is imbued with that magic in every perfectly cast note and each keenly written lyric. Celebrating Ghostlight Records' release of the original cast recording, members of the cast and creative team came together at Joe's Pub for a spirited and rousing night of music at last night's THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE CD RELEASE CONCERT. (more...)
Updated FUN HOME Cast Recording Set for Release Next Month; Now Available for Pre-Order!Updated FUN HOME Cast Recording Set for Release Next Month; Now Available for Pre-Order!

Fun Home, the Award-winning new musical that began previews on Broadway on March 27, announced today that an updated and expanded Broadway version of the cast recording will be released next month on PS Classics. (more...)
BEAUTIFUL's Chilina Kennedy Releases WHAT YOU FIND IN A BOTTLE Album TodayBEAUTIFUL's Chilina Kennedy Releases WHAT YOU FIND IN A BOTTLE Album Today

According to a listing on Amazon, BEAUTIFUL's newest star Chilina Kennedy will be releasing a solo folk-pop album titled WHAT YOU FIND IN A BOTTLE on April 14, 2015. (more...)
Michael Urie Stars in SUCH GOOD PEOPLE, Out on DVD & VOD TodayMichael Urie Stars in SUCH GOOD PEOPLE, Out on DVD & VOD Today

Breaking Glass Pictures is releasing Such Good People on DVD and VOD today, April 14, 2015. Such Good People is a gay screwball comedy starring Michael Urie ('Ugly Betty'), Randy Harrison ('Queer as Folk'), Scott Wolf ('Party of Five'), Ana Ortiz ('Ugly Betty,' 'Devious Maids') and Lance Bass (N'Sync). (more...)
Next Generation of Von Trapps Release First EP of Original Music TodayNext Generation of Von Trapps Release First EP of Original Music Today

Meet The von Trapps, the next generation. Siblings Sofia (26), Melanie (24), Amanda (23) and August (20), the great-grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp, are reinventing the legacy of their birthright for the modern age. (more...)
Bring Home Six Classics in THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION DVD Box Set, Out TodayBring Home Six Classics in THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION DVD Box Set, Out Today

Bring home 6 Sondheim classics in a new DVD box set! (more...)
Laura Benanti Set To Pen Collection Of Humorous Essays, To Be Published In 2016Laura Benanti Set To Pen Collection Of Humorous Essays, To Be Published In 2016

A Broadway and Hollywood star is penning a memoir! (more...)
Scene Designer Douglas W. Schmidt to Celebrate New Book at The Drama Book Shop, 4/30Scene Designer Douglas W. Schmidt to Celebrate New Book at The Drama Book Shop, 4/30

Broadway and regional scene designer Douglas W. Schmidt will be in New York City on Thursday, 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...)
Broadway Company of FUN HOME Assembles for Updated Cast AlbumBroadway Company of FUN HOME Assembles for Updated Cast Album

The Bechdels have officially arrived on Broadway - and an updated cast recording appears to be on the way. (more...)
Masterworks Broadway to Release Three New Classic AlbumsMasterworks Broadway to Release Three New Classic Albums

Masterworks Broadway continues to make good on its promise to make available its extensive catalog of cast recordings with the release of three classic albums from the archives previously unavailable on CD - Dames at Sea - The Original London Cast Recording (April 14), Two's Company (May 4), andAges of Man (June 16). Upon release, each title will be accompanied by new album pages and photos on MasterworksBroadway.com. (more...)
Bon Jovi Featured on FINDING NEVERLAND Concept AlbumBon Jovi Featured on FINDING NEVERLAND Concept Album

Jon Bon Jovi just revealed on Twitter that he will be featured on Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND concept recording, singing 'Beautiful Day'. (more...)
BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Luba Mason's COLLAGE and KRAZY LOVE are Delightfully JazzyBWW #TBT CD Reviews: Luba Mason's COLLAGE and KRAZY LOVE are Delightfully Jazzy

I'm late to the Luba Mason party. I first took notice of her when I attended a performance of The Civilians' PRETTY FILTHY, and I was impressed by her serenely sensual alto instrument. As she is prepping to take 54 Below by storm tonight with her cabaret show MIXTURA 2, I've been acquainting myself with her albums COLLAGE and KRAZY LOVE. Both are delightfully jazzy collections sure to add some spice to your life. (more...)