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Opera Legend Aprile Millo Releases Single, 'AVE MARIA (For the Children of Haiti)' to Benefit Victims of Hurricane in Haiti
Opera legend Aprile Millo has teamed up with dynamic young soprano Maria Vetere for a new holiday release, a new AVE MARIA to benefit the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. (more...)
Samuel D. Hunter to Discuss, Sign Play Collection at Drama Book Shop Next Month
The Drama Book Shop will welcome playwright Samuel D. Hunter for a discussion about his recently published play collection. (more...)
LA LA LAND Soundtrack, Featuring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, Out Today
La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - which features songs from Lionsgate's upcoming original musical, La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling - is now available for order via all digital retailers. The album is due from Interscope Records today, December 9th, the same day the film opens with a limited engagement. (more...)
Dame Harriet Walter to Chat, Sign New Book at The Drama Book Shop This Winter
The Drama Book Shop will welcome back Dame Harriet Walter for a discussion about her new book, Brutus and Other Heroines: Playing Shakespeare's Roles for Women, on Monday, February 6th at 5:00PM. (more...)
Ken Bloom Receives Grammy Nomination for SHOW AND TELL: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes
Ken Bloom, author of the new book SHOW AND TELL: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes has been nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award in the category Best Album Notes along with his collaborator Richard Carlin. This is Bloom's second Grammy nomination. His recording of "Maxine Sullivan Sings Great Songs from the Cotton Club" was previously nominated as Best Jazz Vocal Album. (more...)
ATMA Classique Presents FRANCOIS DOMPIERRE CONCERTANGO GROSSO
ATMA Classique proudly presents the world premiere recording of the vibrant, latin-infused Concertango grosso performed by pianist Louise Bessette and the Appassionata Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Myssyk. (more...)
Laura Osnes Sings Michael Mott's New Holiday Single 'Christmas, Will You Stay?'
Michael Mott has unveiled his new holiday single 'Christmas, Will You Stay?' featuring Tony nominee Laura Osnes. (more...)
BWW Album Review: Happiness Is...YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
Whether or not you are familiar with Clark Gesner's musical YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, you are bound to recognize Track 21 of the York Theatre Company 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording. The theme 'Linus and Lucy,' written by Vince Guaraldi, is a familiar tune to all who have seen the well-known animated specials featuring the Peanuts kids. There is something oddly soothing about this gentle, understated theme, with its rolling feeling of continuity paired with plinking notes of whimsy, that has become so closely associated with Charles M. Schulz's legacy of 17,897 comic strips. The YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN band played 'Linus and Lucy' as walking-out music after the show, prompting much of the audience to stay and hear it through to the end. (more...)
Stephen Schwartz's SCHIKANEDER Cast Album Available Today!
'SCHIKANEDER - The turbulent love story behind The Magic Flute' is the new VBW musical of Christian Struppeck (book) and Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics) about the actor, singer, director, writer and impresario Emanuel Schikaneder and his wife, Eleonore Schikaneder. The world premiere took place on 30th September 2016 at the Raimund Theater in Vienna, Austria. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: CHICAGO Debuts Music Video for CAROLS FOR A CURE Tune 'Holiday Melody'
Cast members of Chicago, the longest-running American musical on Broadway, are launching a music video today, December 5, 2016, to accompany their original song 'Holiday Melody,' which appears on the 2016 edition of the annual Carols for a Cure album. All proceeds from the album benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Watch the video below! (more...)
FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN Arrives on DVD Today
Transcend your expectations as THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN arrives on an extended cut DVD today, December 6th! (more...)
VIDEO: NJ Native Ben Rauch Debuts New Holiday Tune 'Jersey Christmas'
'Jersey Christmas' is a brand spankin' new holiday classic. It's the pop/rock creation of New Jersey native singer/songwriter/actor Ben Rauch, who performs lead vocals and composed the music for the song which he co-wrote with songwriter Gaby Gold. The music video was shot entirely on location in New Jersey, and features Jersey Shore beaches along with the Asbury Park landmark 'The Stone Pony' (the historic rock club known for launching the careers of Jersey heroes Springsteen & Bon Jovi). Check it out below! (more...)
BWW Review: BUMBLESCRATCH London Concert Cast Recording
What better stocking filler could there be than the newest release from SimG Records? In September this year, Robert J Sherman's new musical comedy Bumblescratch received a charity concert at the Adelphi Theatre in London, starring West End performers Darren Day, Jessica Martin, Michael Xavier and Ilan Galkoff. The debut was greatly received by audience members and critics alike with an array of four and five star reviews. The original band and cast have since featured in the London Concert Cast Recording which is due to be released on Monday 19 December. (more...)
DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order Today; Full Tracklist!
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Dear Evan Hansen, released on Atlantic Records, is available for pre-order today, Friday, December 2 at all DSPs here. (more...)
Annaleigh Ashford to Release New Year's Single by Songwriters Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott
Annaleigh Ashford has recorded a new song by Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott entitled 'A New Year'. The song celebrates the New Year holiday, and will be included in her upcoming concert at Feinstein's/54 Below on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2015 at 11:00 p.m. (more...)
M Lamar to Release FUNERAL DOOM SPIRITUAL and SURVEILLANCE PUNISHMENT AND THE BLACK PSYCHE, 1/27
After listening to a few songs from 'Speculum Orum - Shackled to the Dead', the 2013 record from Brooklyn-based, genre-defying composer/vocalist/pianist and visual/fine artist M Lamar, esteemed composer/vocalist/artist Diamanda Galas proclaimed, 'THIS BITCH CAN SING!' (more...)
Live Albums from Charles Busch, Carmen Cusack, Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp Out Today
Broadway Records today announced three new titles to be added to its 'Live at Feinstein's/54 Below' series: CHARLES BUSCH - LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, CARMEN CUSACK - IF YOU KNEW MY STORY and ADAM PASCAL & ANTHONY RAPP - ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING: 20 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP. (more...)
BWW Audio Exclusive: Preview Track from Joel B. New's CABOT COVE Album, Featuring Lisa Howard!
Broadway Records has announced that CABOT COVE will be released digitally and in stores today, December 2, 2016. (more...)
Vivian Reed to Hit the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE; Compilation Out Next Month
Vivian Reed - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist - will return with her acclaimed show 'Standards and More' at The Metropolitan Room for two more performances this year on Thursday, November 10 at 9:30 PM and Wednesday, December 14 at 9:30 PM. (more...)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Soundtrack Set for Release Before NBC's Broadcast; Full Tracklist!
On December 2, 2016 Masterworks Broadway/Epic Records will release 'Hairspray LIVE! Original Soundtrack Of The NBC Television Event' the companion album to NBC's broadcast of 'Hairspray Live!' which will air on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)
Mary Martin's 1958 Studio Album 'HI-HO...WALT DISNEY FAVORITES' Gets Remastered
Stage Door Records has announced the debut CD release of Mary Martin's 1958 studio album HI-HO MARY SINGS AND MARY SWINGS WALT DISNEY FAVORITES on December 2nd 2016. The release continues Stage Door's COLLECTOR'S SERIES, a line of limited edition CD products that celebrate Broadway / Hollywood musicals and vocalists of the 1950s and 60s. (more...)
Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Gets Original Cast Recording
Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz online and in stores today, December 2, 2016. (more...)
Upcoming Theater Book Releases for December 2016
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for December 2016. (more...)
Upcoming CD Releases for December 2016
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for December, 2016. (more...)
Jennifer Ashley Tepper Celebrates THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop Today
Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) today, December 1 at 5:30 PM. (more...)