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UPCOMING RELEASES
A Dog Story (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording)
Release Date: 1/20
A Dog Story (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) Upcoming Broadway CD
Dear Evan Hansen
Release Date: 2/3
Dear Evan Hansen Upcoming Broadway CD
Freaky Friday
Release Date: 3/10
Freaky Friday Upcoming Broadway CD
Beauty And The Beast (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Release Date: 3/10
Beauty And The Beast (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 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
Holiday Inn
Release Date: 12/31
Holiday Inn Upcoming Broadway CD
A Bronx Tale: The New Musical
Release Date: 12/31
A Bronx Tale: The New Musical Upcoming Broadway CD
Ron Fassler's UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS Unveils Teenage Broadway AdventuresRon Fassler's UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS Unveils Teenage Broadway Adventures

Both a poignant coming of age memoir and a compulsively readable story of Broadway itself, the new book UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS by actor/writer/director Ron Fassler is his valentine to Broadway, where he pays homage to the men and women who devote their lives to making great theatre. (more...)
Meredith Willson's AND THEN I WROTE THE MUSIC MAN Album Out Next MonthMeredith Willson's AND THEN I WROTE THE MUSIC MAN Album Out Next Month

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the debut CD release of Meredith and Rini Willson's 1959 studio album ...AND THEN I WROTE THE MUSIC MAN on February 24th, 2017. (more...)
Brush Up on Your Physical Skills with MOVEMENT FOR ACTORS Book, Out NowBrush Up on Your Physical Skills with MOVEMENT FOR ACTORS Book, Out Now

With more than seventy thousand actors currently employed, there's more competition than ever. This is how an aspiring artist can get ahead! The book Movement for Actors, edited by Nicole Potter, Second Edition edited by Mary Fleischer and BarbAra Adrian, is now available. (more...)
Lauren Elder to Celebrate Self-Titled Debut Album at the Slipper RoomLauren Elder to Celebrate Self-Titled Debut Album at the Slipper Room

Broadway star Lauren Elder's debut-album release concert will be held at the Slipper Room on Wednesday, January 25 at 8pm. (more...)
THE COLOR PURPLE, HAMILTON, Josh Groban & More Win 2016 BWW Albums/CDs/DVDs Awards!THE COLOR PURPLE, HAMILTON, Josh Groban & More Win 2016 BWW Albums/CDs/DVDs Awards!

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 BWW Albums/CDs/DVDs Awards winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)
John Kander and Greg Pierce to Chat New Musical KID VICTORY at The Drama Book ShopJohn Kander and Greg Pierce to Chat New Musical KID VICTORY at The Drama Book Shop

The Drama Book Shop will welcome acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem) and three-time Tony Award-winning composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Visit) for a discussion with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars) about their new musical, Kid Victory, opening at The Vineyard Theatre in February. (more...)
Broadway's A BRONX TALE Hits the Recording StudioBroadway's A BRONX TALE Hits the Recording Studio

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album of A Bronx Tale was recorded in New York City today, January 9. Release dates and additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)
Sony Classics Releases New Album, HANS ZIMMER - THE CLASSICS, 1/13Sony Classics Releases New Album, HANS ZIMMER - THE CLASSICS, 1/13

Sony Classical is delighted to announce a key new recording event: a brand-new album performed by stellar musicians of the day that showcases some of Hollywood's greatest ever movie themes, written by one of the world's most innovative musical talents and leading film composer of our time - Hans Zimmer. The new album, Hans Zimmer - The Classics is available January 13, 2017 on Sony Classical. (more...)
HAMILTON MIXTAPE, KINKY BOOTS and WAITRESS Win Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2016HAMILTON MIXTAPE, KINKY BOOTS and WAITRESS Win Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2016

With over 13,000 votes cast, the winners have today been for The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2016 in association with TodayTix. (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Listen to a Track from Lobbyists' SEAWIFE AlbumBWW Exclusive: Listen to a Track from Lobbyists' SEAWIFE Album

One part roots pop band and one part theater company, The Lobbyists kick off 2017 with the release of their first full length album, SeaWife. The album takes its name from the hugely successful original stage production produced by Naked Angels featuring The Lobbyists, who were nominated for a 2016 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Musical. (more...)
Off-Broadway's A DOG STORY Musical Sniffs Out the Recording StudioOff-Broadway's A DOG STORY Musical Sniffs Out the Recording Studio

Broadway Records has announced that A Dog Story (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, January 20, 2017. (more...)
BWW Album Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!BWW Album Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!

Skeptics of musical theater like to ask, 'But how do they know the song?' when characters join in during a musical number. One of the virtues of HAIRSPRAY is that the audience itself actually does this: the songs are so catchy that we start singing along. This is appropriate, given the show's message of inclusivity and empowerment of the ordinary. Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics) and Scott Wittman (lyrics) are responsible for the irresistible score of this show, set in Baltimore in the 1960s, that follows plucky, overweight teenager Tracy Turnblad's quest to integrate the 'Corny Collins Show,' an AMERICAN BANDSTAND-style teen dance party that she adores. Along the way, she falls in love with one of its stars, locks horns with another, makes new friends who are black and have a different perspective and a different way of dancing, and finds a place for herself on the show and in life. And her mother Edna and best friend Penny also benefit from Tracy's widening world. (more...)
Samuel D. Hunter Discusses, Sign Play Collection at Drama Book Shop TonightSamuel D. Hunter Discusses, Sign Play Collection at Drama Book Shop Tonight

The Drama Book Shop welcomes playwright Samuel D. Hunter for a discussion about his recently published play collection. (more...)
The Segal Center's JOURNAL OF AMERICAN DRAMA AND THEATRE Free OnlineThe Segal Center's JOURNAL OF AMERICAN DRAMA AND THEATRE Free Online

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications has announced that 'Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Volume 29, Issue 1' is now online for free. (more...)
Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING & I and CAROUSEL Now Available in Libretto LibraryRodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING & I and CAROUSEL Now Available in Libretto Library

The Applause Libretto Library Applause Books has selected, and continues to select, the most important and the most popular musicals, including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, Cinderella, Avenue Q, The Last Five Years, Memphis, and more. Visit applausebooks.com for the complete list. Perfect for reading like novels, the Applause Libretto Library has revived the tradition of publishing great Broadway musicals in editions intended to be read and savored. (more...)
Broadway's HOLIDAY INN Headed to the Recording Studio This WinterBroadway's HOLIDAY INN Headed to the Recording Studio This Winter

Universal Stage Productions, the live theatre division of the world famous movie studio, has announced that Ghostlight Records will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL on January 8 & 9, 2017. (more...)
FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Cast Recording Will Arrive in March!FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Cast Recording Will Arrive in March!

The world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be released by Walt Disney Records on March 10, 2017. (more...)
Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of FREAKY FRIDAY!Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of FREAKY FRIDAY!

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be released by Walt Disney Records in early 2017. The studio recording can be pre-ordered here. (more...)
Broadway's Trent Armand Kendall and Brass ILLUSION Drop New CD TodayBroadway's Trent Armand Kendall and Brass ILLUSION Drop New CD Today

Broadway's renaissance man, vocalist Trent Armand Kendall's latest CD, backed by the horn-powered, 10-member Brass ILLUSION orchestra, is now released! (more...)
On Sale Today!  'From Broadway With Love For Orlando' Benefit Concert Now Available as Double CD, DVD, and Blu-rayOn Sale Today! 'From Broadway With Love For Orlando' Benefit Concert Now Available as Double CD, DVD, and Blu-ray

The sold-out concert featured all-star Broadway performances with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. (more...)
Just In Time For the Holidays! Take Home NBC's Star-Studded HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on DVD TodayJust In Time For the Holidays! Take Home NBC's Star-Studded HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on DVD Today

Starring world-class performers and recording artists, NBC's musical television production of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! stays true to the groundbreaking Broadway show. Available just 13 days after the performance aired on national television, Hairspray Live! arrives on DVD today, December 20, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: In the Studio - Ruby Lewis Records 'Somewhere in My Memory' to Benefit the Alzheimer's AssociationSTAGE TUBE: In the Studio - Ruby Lewis Records 'Somewhere in My Memory' to Benefit the Alzheimer's Association

PARAMOUR leading lady Ruby Lewis has just released a music video for her new holiday single 'Somewhere in My Memory.' The 'making of,' behind-the-scenes look features Lewis in Ted Spencer Studio in New York City with producer David Wise. Check it out below! (more...)
BWW Exclusive: TARA TREMENDOUS Musical to Debut at 54 Below; Cast Album in the Works!BWW Exclusive: TARA TREMENDOUS Musical to Debut at 54 Below; Cast Album in the Works!

Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz and Matilda The Musical's MiMi Ryder have joined the cast of award-winning writer Stewart St John's Tara Tremendous The Musical, based on Wonkybot Studios' #1 iTunes Kids & Family podcast The Secret Diaries of Tara Tremendous. The one-night, family friendly show will debut at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York on March 28th at 7PM. (more...)
Jethro Tull's THE STRING QUARTET Available On iTunesJethro Tull's THE STRING QUARTET Available On iTunes

Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull has released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. With nearly 50 years' history, the band has performed more than 3,000 concerts in 40 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year. (more...)
Listen: Gabriel Violett, Matt Rodin, Stars of SPAMILTON & More Featured on A VERY CHARGING MOOSE CHRISTMAS AlbumListen: Gabriel Violett, Matt Rodin, Stars of SPAMILTON & More Featured on A VERY CHARGING MOOSE CHRISTMAS Album

Just in time for the holidays comes A Very Charging Moose Christmas from Charging Moose Media, the team that brought you Give My Regards to Broadway: Classic Showtunes Reimagined, The Hunted: Encore, and the upcoming podcast At the Table: A Play Reading Series. (more...)