Musical Theatre Melodies to Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein's ME AND JULIET by Blair Ingenthron - May 27, 2023
The next Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast, hosted by Rob Morrison on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, May 30 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical ME AND JULIET from the original 1953 Broadway cast recording starring Isabel Bigley, Bill Hayes, Joan McCracken, Mark Dawson, Arthur Maxwell and Bill Fortier.
Deborah Martin and Jill Haley Release 'INTO THE QUIET' Album by Blair Ingenthron - May 27, 2023
Into The Quiet is the second collaboration between electronic ambient visionary Deborah Martin and renowned English Horn player and Oboist Jill Haley. Their previous album was 2021's The Silence Of Grace, a pastoral collection that received numerous accolades including Zone Music Reporter's list of Top 20 albums of the year.
Music Review: KPOP Kast ReKording Komes Klose, But No Kick For KPOP by Bobby Patrick - May 27, 2023
In the end, what you have in the cast album of KPOP is a fine KPOP album with lots of fun danceable music being sung by Broadway-caliber voices.
Music Review: Disney's New THE LITTLE MERMAID Soundtrack Makes Less Out Of More… More Or Less by Bobby Patrick - May 25, 2023
Truthfully, there is a lot to enjoy if you are unfamiliar with Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, and even if you are, but taking all this on balance ... this new soundtrack comes off a bit thin
Sylvie Courvoisier & Cory Smythe Release New Album 'RITE OF SPRING - SPECTRE D'UN SONGE' by Blair Ingenthron - May 20, 2023
With The Rite of Spring – Spectre d’un songe, two of contemporary music’s most vital and innovative pianists – Sylvie Courvoisier and Cory Smythe – interpret and converse with one of the 20th century’s landmark compositions. On this breathtaking new recording, released May 19, 2023 from Pyroclastic Records, Courvoisier and Smythe perform Igor Stravinsky’s striking two-piano rendition of his iconic Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), followed by a bold new Courvoisier composition that draws inspiration from Stravinsky as a launchpad for investigatory improvisation.
THE GUAVA TREE, A New Bilingual Musical For Young Audiences, Releases Cast Album by Blair Ingenthron - May 20, 2023
The official cast album for The Guava Tree / El Guayabo, a new bilingual musical for young audiences, is available digitally on all platforms. With book and lyrics by Diana Grisanti and music by Emiliano Messiez, the musical premiered at the renowned Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado in 2021. It toured across the Southwest and was seen by more than 40,000 students.
The Drama Book Shop To Present In-Person Conversation With Caseen Gaines And Noble Sissle Jr. by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2023
The Drama Book Shop will present a special event featuring acclaimed authors Caseen Gaines and Noble Sissle Jr. The evening will be dedicated to a captivating discussion about the new book, When Broadway Was Black: The Triumphant Story of the All-Black Musical that Changed the World.
Listen: Eleri Ward Releases 'Sunday' From 'ACOUSTIC SONDHEIM: LIVE FROM BROOKLYN by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2023
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that the new album from singer/songwriter Eleri Ward – Acoustic Sondheim: Live from Brooklyn – will be released in digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 2.
Listen: Matthew Scott's THE JESUS YEAR: A LETTER FROM MY DAD Out Now by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2023
PS CLASSICS, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, has announced the release of the debut album from actor-singer Matthew Scott, who has been lighting up the Broadway stage since making his debut in Jersey Boys.
Album Review: Pizzarelli & Pals Partner To Play Their Punctillious Poetry & It's A Party On STAGE & SCREEN by Bobby Patrick - May 20, 2023
As we listened to John Pizzarelli’s STAGE & SCREEN, our initial thought was, “There aren’t really words to describe how good this is.”
Exclusive: Get a First Listen to Matthew Scott's 'When the Earth Stopped Turning' by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2023
Get an exclusive first listen to Matthew Scott's “When the Earth Stopped Turning” off his upcoming album The Jesus Year: a letter from my dad.
Interview: Matt Hawkins, Aurelia Williams of MY HEART SAYS GO by Michael Walters - May 23, 2023
Matt Hawkins and Aurelia Williams talk with Michael Walters about their new concept album of the musical MY HEART SAYS GO.
Music Review: Billy Recce Begs Us All To COME OUT On His New Single & He's Right… We Should by Bobby Patrick - May 16, 2023
Billy Recce’s hilarious new single is not a gay battle cry ... but a satirical reproachment that ultimately says, “COME OUT OF WHOEVER YOU ARE!”
Author Mike McHale Launches Monthly #DinoDogzDonates Program by Blair Ingenthron - May 13, 2023
Mystery Mike McHale and DinoDogz have announced the launch of their new fundraising program, DinoDogz has previously raised funds for various charities including WORTHY OF LOVE, TUESDAY'S CHILDREN and BELLA AND BUDDIES ANIMAL RESCUE through the sales of their first book DinoDogz: Eggzellent Adventure which is the first in a series.
Album Review: A Concept Album For A New Show MY HEART SAYS GO Yields Good Things Musically by Bobby Patrick - May 13, 2023
Though we do feel the creators should dig a little deeper to make their plot a little fresher for their show, it is a worthy concept.
The Drama Book Shop to Host Catalina Florina Florescu and the Authors of BORDERLESS THALIA by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2023
The Drama Book Shop is hosting an exclusive in-person conversation with editor Catalina Florina Florescu and the authors of 'Borderless Thalia: A Multilingual, Pandemic Comic Collection'. This special event will feature authors Barbara Blatner, Sarah Congress, Tjaša Ferme, and Ornella Ohayon.
Listen: Billy Recce Releases New Single 'Come Out' by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2023
BILLY RECCE has released his effervescent new single “Come Out” on all digital and streaming platforms. Listen now!
Music Review: With Their New Single ALMOST Ann Hampton Callaway & Amanda McBroom Create Perfection by Bobby Patrick - May 12, 2023
These two Platinum-selling singer/songwriters have created a completely stylish duet for themselves, and there is nothing ALMOST about it.
Album Review: Rickie Lee Jones Is Just In Time With Her New Album Of Standards PIECES OF TREASURE by Bobby Patrick - May 12, 2023
Rickie Lee Jones is a consummate artist so it should not come as any surprise that she is a master of this kind of music as well.
Album Review: SHUCKED The Musical Releases Its Corny Cast Album & It's A Toe Tapper by Bobby Patrick - May 11, 2023
If you love that wonderful down-home cross-section of musicals that include things like BIG RIVER, THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, BRIGHT STAR, or, let’s face it, OKLAHOMA, then you should definitely go get SHUCKED.
Album Review: Fanny's Funny Boy, Karimloo, Completes His Trip Round The Compass With His 4th EP, THE ROAD TO FIND OUT WEST by Bobby Patrick - May 11, 2023
Taken all together, Ramin Karimloo’s THE ROAD TO FIND OUT series yields music that uplifts, haunts, and will make you sway a bit.
Laurence Maslon's New 'Cocktail Table' Book I'LL DRINK TO THAT to be Published This Month by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2023
I’ll Drink to That! is a celebration of theatrical tradition, a souvenir of magic moments on stage, and a practical guide to make one-of-a-kind craft cocktail recipes inspired by the best of Broadway.
LOCKED AND LOADED, AN AMERICAN MUSICAL Cast Album to be Released This Summer by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2023
A cast album of songs Broadway vet and Tony nominee Bill Russell is set for release this summer. Production is under way on the 14 songs of Jim Brosseau's 'Locked and Loaded, an American Musical.'
Album Review: Farah Alvin Pulls Up The Covers On Her New Album, ON VINYL, & Rocks, Rolls, & Feels All The 70s Beats by Bobby Patrick - May 10, 2023
Farah Alvin proves herself to be as wonderful a recording artist as she is a live performer.
CINDERELLAS OF WEST 53RD STREET Book Signing to Take Place at The Museum of Broadway by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2023
On New York City’s Rehearsal Club “Recognition Day,” May 11th, Bear Manor is releasing its new title, -- Cinderellas of West 53rd Street: Stories from the Legendary Rehearsal Club, with a special book-signing event at The Museum of Broadway.
Photos: See Phillipa Soo, Andrew Burnap, Jordan Donica & More Recording the CAMELOT Cast Album by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 09, 2023
See the company of Lincoln Center Theater's Camelot recording the cast album!
Video: Patrick Pacheco Opens Up About Putting Pen to Paper with Chita Rivera by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - May 09, 2023
She was born Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero—until the entertainment world renamed her. But Dolores—the irreverent side of the sensual, dark and ferocious Chita—was always present center stage, and was influential in creating some of Broadway most iconic and acclaimed roles, including Anita in West Side Story‚ the part that made her a star—Rosie in Bye Bye, Birdie, Velma in Chicago, and Aurora in Kiss of the Spider Woman. In this video, watch as co-author Patrick Pacheco chats with Richard Ridge about the new memoir!
Doug DeVita To Speak At The Drama Book Shop in June by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 08, 2023
The Drama Book Shop will serve as host for a special night with celebrated New York playwright, Doug DeVita, Tuesday, June 6 @ 7:30 p.m.
Anne Burnell & Mark Burnell Release New Single THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY by Blair Ingenthron - May 06, 2023
National jazz radio favorites and one of Chicago's most popular musical duos, Anne Burnell and Mark Burnell have released a brand new, stand-alone single to celebrate spring, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY.
Listen: MY HEART SAYS GO Starring Javier Muñoz and Jessie Mueller Now Available by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 05, 2023
Broadway Records studio cast recording of Jorge Rivera-Herrans’ new musical My Heart Says Go is now available on all digital platforms!
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