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BWW CD Reviews: Billy Porter's BILLY'S BACK ON BROADWAY is Smooth and RelaxingBWW CD Reviews: Billy Porter's BILLY'S BACK ON BROADWAY is Smooth and Relaxing

Despite an extensive and impressive career, Billy Porter recently became a household name when he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. The incandescent star released a solo album of Broadway standards, titled BILLY'S BACK ON BROADWAY. He applies a big band swing, jazz, and contemporary R&B soundscape to these hit songs, giving listeners a unique perspective on these songs. (more...)
Fight from the Heart! ROCKY First Listen - Preview Five Songs from the Original Broadway Cast Recording!Fight from the Heart! ROCKY First Listen - Preview Five Songs from the Original Broadway Cast Recording!

The new original Broadway cast recording of ROCKY will be released on May 27th, 2014, and the show just revealed a preview of five tracks from the album. Click below to get a first listen! (more...)
THE MUSICAL THEATER OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ Out TodayTHE MUSICAL THEATER OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ Out Today

A new book outlining the career of noted multi-award-winning Broadway and Hollywood composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz titled THE MUSICAL THEATER OF Stephen Schwartz: FROM GODSPELL TO WICKED AND BEYOND by Paul Laird is out today. (more...)
Photo Flash: Inside Release Party for Billy Porter's New Album, BILLY'S BACK ON BROADWAYPhoto Flash: Inside Release Party for Billy Porter's New Album, BILLY'S BACK ON BROADWAY

On April 15, 2014, Porter releases his debut on Concord Records, Billy's Back on Broadway. Take a look below to see pictures from Porter's release party last night at Bar Nana. (more...)
TCG to Publish 100 MONOLOGUES by Eric Bogosian, May 2014; Website Features Monologues Performed by NYC ActorsTCG to Publish 100 MONOLOGUES by Eric Bogosian, May 2014; Website Features Monologues Performed by NYC Actors

Next month TCG Publications will release 100 (Monologues), a collection of all of award-winning writer-actor Eric Bogosian's monologues from the series of acclaimed solo shows he wrote and starred in off-Broadway beginning in the mid '80's. The publication will include monologues by the three-time Obie Award and Drama Desk winner from his solo shows Drinking in America; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead, Wake Up and Smell The Coffee, FunHouse and Men Inside, as well as selections from his play Talk Radio (more...)
Tony Winner and KINKY BOOTS Star Billy Porter Releases BILLY'S BACK ON BROADWAY Solo Album TodayTony Winner and KINKY BOOTS Star Billy Porter Releases BILLY'S BACK ON BROADWAY Solo Album Today

It's been almost a decade since the Pittsburgh-born Billy Porter released a solo album, and since then much has changed for the award-winning artist, who grew up singing in the Pentecostal church. Perhaps best known for his Tony Award-winning role as 'Lola' in the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, Porter's musical background is based in gospel, soul and R&B. He released his first solo album, Untitled, on A&M Records, and a second album, At The Corner of Broadway + Soul, on Sh-K-Boom Records. Today, April 15, 2014, Porter releases his debut on Concord Records, Billy's Back on Broadway. (more...)
Yellow Sound Label to Release HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Cast Recording in JuneYellow Sound Label to Release HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Cast Recording in June

The producers of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL-the critically acclaimed new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film-are pleased to announce the Original Cast Recording of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, to be released on Yellow Sound Label. Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, "Defiance", "Desperate Housewives"), HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL opened on Monday, March 31, 2014 - the 25th Anniversary of the film's release - at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) in New York City. (more...)
BWW Reviews: TANYA BANNISTER, THE INTIMATE CONCERTOSBWW Reviews: TANYA BANNISTER, THE INTIMATE CONCERTOS

Pianist Tanya Bannister has managed to do something very rare with her new CD. She has taken the standard recital disc and remade it into something fresh and different. 'The Intimate Concertos' is a collection of three lesser known works (but certainly not lesser works) by Mozart, Chopin and Shubert, and the arrangements and the recording of the works certainly live up to the title of the disc. (more...)
Stage Door Records to Release SWAN ESTHER 1983 Cast Recording, 5/26Stage Door Records to Release SWAN ESTHER 1983 Cast Recording, 5/26

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the Original Concept Album of Nick Munns and J. Edward Oliver's 1983 musical 'Swan Esther' will be released on CD May 26th, 2014. (more...)
TCG Books Publishes Amy Herzog's THE GREAT GOD PANTCG Books Publishes Amy Herzog's THE GREAT GOD PAN

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of The Great God Pan by Amy Herzog, "one of the brightest new talents in the theatre" (New York Times). Known for delicately detailed character studies that subtly balance humor and insight, Amy Herzog is the Obie Award-winning author of 4000 Miles. Her newest published work, The Great God Pan was commissioned by Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago and received its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in New York City in 2012. (more...)
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Blu-ray Collection Out 5/6 on AmazonThe Rodgers & Hammerstein Blu-ray Collection Out 5/6 on Amazon

Songwriting team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II brought melodies and words to life in some of the most iconic movie musicals of the 20th Century, and now Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment plans to bring that magic home with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Blu-ray Collection on May 6. This Amazon-exclusive collection will feature six of the 15-time Academy Award- winning movie musicals by the Oscar- Tony- Pulitzer- Grammy- Emmy-Award-winning team of Rodgers & Hammerstein, including Best Picture winner The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, The King and I, South Pacific, State Fair and Carousel. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: WORDS AND MUSIC is Viscerally SultryBWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: WORDS AND MUSIC is Viscerally Sultry

When it comes to Southern playwrights, Tennessee Williams remains the quintessential example, and music is an inextricable element of both his cherished classics and lesser-known works. In a recent 90-minute concert, David Kaplan crafted a show that explores and celebrates the songbook of Tennessee Williams. Now, Ghostlight Records has released TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: WORDS AND MUSIC, a CD that preserves the atmosphere and idea of the concert and features Alison Fraser's soulful and gravely alto. (more...)
Tony Winner Swoosie Kurtz to Celebrate PART SWAN, PART GOOSE Book Release at Barnes & Noble in NYC, 4/30Tony Winner Swoosie Kurtz to Celebrate PART SWAN, PART GOOSE Book Release at Barnes & Noble in NYC, 4/30

Swoosie Kurtz and Perigee Books invite you to celebrate the publication of 'Part Swan, Part Goose: An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work, and Family' by Swoosie Kurtz with Joni Rodgers on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 150 East 86th Street at Lexington Avenue New York, NY at 7:00pm. (more...)
TCG Publishes Athol Fugard's THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRDTCG Publishes Athol Fugard's THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of The Shadow of the Hummingbird, a new work by Athol Fugard, "the greatest living playwright in the English-speaking world" (Time magazine). The play is currently in the midst of its world premiere at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT, and will run through April 27, 2014. (more...)
FREEZE FRAME: IF/THEN Cast and Creative Team in the Recording Studio!FREEZE FRAME: IF/THEN Cast and Creative Team in the Recording Studio!

The cast and creative team of IF/THEN was at MSR Recording Studios in New York City today to work on the show's Original Broadway Cast Recording, which will be released by Masterworks Broadway on June 3, 2014. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a sneak peek at the company below! Be sure to check back later for full coverage! (more...)
YOUNG AT HEART Blu-Ray With Doris Day & Frank Sinatra Out TodayYOUNG AT HEART Blu-Ray With Doris Day & Frank Sinatra Out Today

The rare pairing of Hollywood and recording icons Doris Day and Frank Sinatra is available for the first time on Blu-ray via a new edition of the 1954 movie musical YOUNG AT HEART. (more...)
Alison Fraser's TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: WORDS & MUSIC Out TodayAlison Fraser's TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: WORDS & MUSIC Out Today

Stalwart Broadway star and noted concert performer Alison Fraser commits her recent musical experience TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: WORDS & MUSIC to disc by way of a sparkling new recording, out today. (more...)
New Edition of Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT Out TodayNew Edition of Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT Out Today

A new paperback edition of Noel Coward's classic comedy BLITHE SPIRIT has been released. (more...)
Scott Alan's 'Anything Worth Holding On To' EP Gets May 6 ReleaseScott Alan's 'Anything Worth Holding On To' EP Gets May 6 Release

Scott Alan has just announced that he will soon release a digital EP titled 'Anything Worth Holding on To'. The album, which will include songs written and performed by Alan, will be released on May 6. The track listing is as follows: (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: South African BLOOD BROTHERS a Fascinating Listening Experience for Musical Theatre FansBWW CD Reviews: South African BLOOD BROTHERS a Fascinating Listening Experience for Musical Theatre Fans

The cast album of BLOOD BROTHERS offers an interesting listening experience to fans of the show and musical theatre enthusiasts - and the fact that it exists at all is to be commended and valued. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Piques InterestBWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Piques Interest

When Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak's musical comedy A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre, it received rave reviews and was hailed by many as the best musical of 2013. Earlier this week, Ghostlight Records released the much-anticipated OBCR of the comical musical; however, after giving the CD a few spins, I couldn't help but feel that I was missing something. (more...)
Tony Winner Swoosie Kurtz to Release Memoir 'PART SWAN, PART GOOSE', 4/29Tony Winner Swoosie Kurtz to Release Memoir 'PART SWAN, PART GOOSE', 4/29

With a name like Swoosie, she was destined to lead an interesting life. In PART SWAN, PART GOOSE: An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work, and Family (Perigee Hardcover; April 29, 2014; $25), award-winning actress Swoosie Kurtz gives a guided tour of her journey from Nebraska to the theater stages of Broadway and the television and movie screens of Hollywood. (more...)
VIDEO: Watch LES MIS Star Ramin Karimloo's 'Losing' Music Video!VIDEO: Watch LES MIS Star Ramin Karimloo's 'Losing' Music Video!

Ramin Karimloo is currently starring in his Broadway debut as 'Jean Valjean' in the revival of Les Miserables, playing at the Imperial Theatre. Karimloo is also set to release his latest EP, titled 'The Road to Find Out: East,' which will be available starting April 7, 2014 via Big Hand Recordings. The EP features what Karimloo calls 'Broadgrass', which is an amalgamation between Broadway and Bluegrass music. The actor just released the video for the single 'Losing' from the album, and you can check it out below! (more...)
Live Recording of LIFE IN A MARTIAL INSTITUTION Set for Release on 4/7Live Recording of LIFE IN A MARTIAL INSTITUTION Set for Release on 4/7

Following its premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, sold-out Off-Off and Off-Broadway runs, a 14-city national tour presented and produced by Meredith Vieira Productions, and a memoir published by St. Martin's Press, a live audio recording of master storyteller James Braly's critically-acclaimed one-man show will be released on iTunes, Amazon and other digital platforms on April 7, 2014 entitled LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION: Live from Bass Performance Hall. (more...)
BWW Interviews: Steven G. Kennedy and Humphreys School of Musical Theatre Students Talk iTheatrics DVDsBWW Interviews: Steven G. Kennedy and Humphreys School of Musical Theatre Students Talk iTheatrics DVDs

Earlier this Spring, TUTS and students from HSMT performed in four nationally distributed choreography DVDs for MTI'd Broadway Junior Collection of Musicals. The choreography DVDs are being produced by iTheatrics, and will feature original choreography by its chief choreographer, Steven G. Kennedy. Also contributing to the creative team are Shay Rogers and Lindsay Weiner Lupi. (more...)