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UPCOMING RELEASES
Junk - Soundtrack Recording
Release Date: 6/25
Junk - Soundtrack Recording Upcoming Broadway CD
James Shigeta - Scene One / We Speak The Same Language
Release Date: 6/29
James Shigeta - Scene One / We Speak The Same Language Upcoming Broadway CD
Alan Jay Lerner Revisited
Release Date: 7/1
Alan Jay Lerner Revisited Upcoming Broadway CD
The Cradle Will Rock
Release Date: 7/6
The Cradle Will Rock Upcoming Broadway CD
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Release Date: 7/13
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Upcoming Broadway CD
Renee Fleming - Broadway
Release Date: 9/7
Renee Fleming - Broadway  Upcoming Broadway CD
Jesus Christ Superstar (Highline Ballroom, 2017)
Release Date: 12/1
Jesus Christ Superstar (Highline Ballroom, 2017) Upcoming Broadway CD
Eric Millegan - "Better... With Friends"
Release Date: TBA
Eric Millegan -
Follies (National Theater Live)
Release Date: TBA
Follies (National Theater Live) Upcoming Broadway CD
Brigadoon (2018 New York City Center Production)
Release Date: TBA
Brigadoon (2018 New York City Center Production) Upcoming Broadway CD
Miss You Like Hell
Release Date: TBA
Miss You Like Hell Upcoming Broadway CD
BWW Album Review: CAROUSEL 2018 Broadway Cast Recording Will Have You Spinning With JubilationBWW Album Review: CAROUSEL 2018 Broadway Cast Recording Will Have You Spinning With Jubilation

For the first time in over 20 years, Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL is gracing the Broadway stage once again. The classic American musical tells the unconventional love story between Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan. This production sees Josh Henry as Bigelow, the charismatic but impulsive carnival barker, and Jessie Mueller as Jordan, an enduring millworker. For CAROUSEL to run without a hitch, the key is a cast that can bring it vocally and through dance. Henry and Mueller are joined by an incredibly talented cast- including Lindsay Mendez, Renee Fleming, and Alexander Gemignani- giving cause for this to be one of the most well rounded, talented casts of a musical currently on Broadway. The 2018 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL opened on April 12 at The Imperial Theater on Broadway. Craft Recordings partnered with the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization to  release the subsequent cast recording digitally on June 8, with a physical release date set for July 13. (more...)
Stephen Bogardus And More Star In New CD GAY LOVEStephen Bogardus And More Star In New CD GAY LOVE

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Gay Love'--being released June 29th--will features such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Lee Roy Reams ('La Cage Aux Folles'), John Tartaglia ('Avenue Q'), Kristy Cates ('Charlie and the Chocolate Factory') and Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), plus such top nightclub and cabaret stars as Seth Sikes,  Baby Jane Dexter, and Tom Andersen. (more...)
BWW Book Review: 'Famous Father Girl': Window into a LegendBWW Book Review: 'Famous Father Girl': Window into a Legend

An insider's view of what it was like to grow up as the eldest daughter of the most influential American musician of the 20th century (more...)
BE MORE CHILL Vinyl Cast Recording Now Available for Pre-OrderBE MORE CHILL Vinyl Cast Recording Now Available for Pre-Order

BE MORE CHILL - the musical whose cult status and social media following have propelled it to chart-topping success and a long-awaited Off Broadway debut this summer - will be released on vinyl from Ghostlight Records on Friday, July 27. This release will coincide with the show's New York premiere production, which starts previews on Thursday, July 26. The show features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini. Fans who pre-order through PledgeMusic will be the first to receive the vinyl double gatefold package, which features new illustrative designs, green and red colored discs, and a 16-page booklet with lyrics, production photos and a new liner note from Joe Iconis. (more...)
'Renaldo, A Tale Of World Cup Soccer, Terrorism And Love' Available Now'Renaldo, A Tale Of World Cup Soccer, Terrorism And Love' Available Now

Argentina, 1978. A brutal military junta has suspended civil liberties for anyone who opposes it. Distraught, mothers of 'The 'Disappeared' parade daily in front of the capital building. In retaliation, violent acts of terrorism shatter what is left of normal life. Only one thing can unite all the people in the nation and the world: the World Cup of football. (more...)
BWW Interview Part 1: Jamie Bernstein Celebrates Remarkable CentennialBWW Interview Part 1: Jamie Bernstein Celebrates Remarkable Centennial

Leonard Bernstein was an American Classic. No one would question that he occupied the top echelon of every musical field he chose to pursue (more...)
CAROUSEL Cast Album Available Digitally TodayCAROUSEL Cast Album Available Digitally Today

The new cast recording for the critically acclaimed revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, nominated for 11 Tony Awards®, is available digitally today, Friday, June 8. (more...)
Betty Buckley's New Album HOPE Out TodayBetty Buckley's New Album HOPE Out Today

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend BETTY BUCKLEY has announced the release of her inspiring and emotionally-compelling new live album Hope - a profound mix of Americana, pop, rock and standards - today, Friday, June 8. The recording is now available from Palmetto Records in physical, digital and streaming formats. Buckley is celebrating the album at Joe's Pub at the Public in New York with an exclusive concert engagement that runs through Saturday, June 9. (more...)
Renee Fleming to Release Broadway Album Featuring DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Leslie Odom Jr., and MoreRenee Fleming to Release Broadway Album Featuring DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Leslie Odom Jr., and More

Jumping genres with ease, Renee Fleming can currently be seen as Nettie Fowler in CAROUSEL, a role that has earned her a Tony nomination. According to OperaWire, the opera superstar now says she has an album in the works that will exclusively feature Broadway tunes.  (more...)
Central Florida Voice Teacher And Author Pens New Book To Help Theatre Students Get Accepted To CollegeCentral Florida Voice Teacher And Author Pens New Book To Help Theatre Students Get Accepted To College

In recent years, many of the most popular theatre and musical theatre colleges have reported an increase in applicants of 300% or more, with some schools reporting an increase of 20% in 2018, over their applicant numbers from 2017 alone. (more...)
BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: Radiohead is SpellbindingBWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: Radiohead is Spellbinding

Six months in and Lena Hall's OBSESSED series is still going strong with solid homages and tributes to various artists. This month, Hall spectacularly croons her way through delightful gloomy misery on OBSESSED: Radiohead. The new EP is, more-or-less, the anti-summer collection of music you didn't know you needed. (more...)
BWW Album Review: Versatility on Display with Mandy Gonzalez's FEARLESS B-SidesBWW Album Review: Versatility on Display with Mandy Gonzalez's FEARLESS B-Sides

Mandy Gonzelez's Fearless, released last winter, combined original tracks with some sweet Broadway nostalgia. More than that, it became the jumping-off point for an online community, nickednamed the #FearlessSquad, that brought people together for straightforward, honest inspiration and support. With the release of the Fearless B-sides, we get to see a different side of Gonzalez: not just the warm, bright presence with a huge voice, but a set of songs that highlight a meditative, sometimes sultry richness. (more...)
BWW Album Review: There Is No Room In The Burn Book For MEAN GIRLS Original Broadway Cast RecordingBWW Album Review: There Is No Room In The Burn Book For MEAN GIRLS Original Broadway Cast Recording

Regardless of whether fetch happens or not, MEAN GIRLS fans can for sure be glad the 2004 hit film is now a musical-- a 12 time Tony nominated musical no less. The musical iteration of Tina Fey's MEAN GIRLS opened on Broadway last month after an out of town run in Washington D.C. Like the film, this new production tells the tale of Cady Heron (Erika Henningsen) and her mission to take down "the plastics", aka the aforementioned "mean girls". The comedy and cleverness hit you like a bus with original  music from Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin, accompanying Fey's book. Atlantic Records released the original cast recording digitally on May 18, with a physical release date set for June 15. (more...)
Upcoming CD Releases for June 2018Upcoming CD Releases for June 2018

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for June, 2018. (more...)
BWW Album Review: MY FAIR LADY Is Beyond 'Loverly'BWW Album Review: MY FAIR LADY Is Beyond 'Loverly'

If you've ever been involved in high school or community theatre, you probably have a My Fair Lady memory. Mine is of my junior year of high school, waltzing around in a vintage amber-colored gown (complete with mildly uncomfortable vintage proportions) and trying desperately to hang onto the alto harmonies despite my utter lack of singing talent (I managed, but Marni Nixon I was not). But it was one of the most thrilling experiences of my life, and listening to the lush, glorious cast recording for Lincoln Center's revival brought back all those warm memories in the best way. For newcomers just discovering this classic gem, it's a delightful introduction. For longtime aficionados, it'll have you dancing all night. (more...)
Lena Hall's Latest OBSESSED: RADIOHEAD is Now Available for Pre-OrderLena Hall's Latest OBSESSED: RADIOHEAD is Now Available for Pre-Order

SKB Records celebrates the halfway point of LENA HALL Obsessed, their unprecedented monthly music and video series from the Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee. Obsessed: Radiohead - highlighting the songs of the influential alternative rock powerhouse - is available for pre-order today Friday, May 25 (more...)
Hal Prince and Jason Robert Brown to Celebrate PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Album Release at Barnes and NobleHal Prince and Jason Robert Brown to Celebrate PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Album Release at Barnes and Noble

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the release of PRINCE OF BROADWAY Original Broadway Cast Recording with an exclusive in-store event at Barnes & Noble on Friday, June 1 at 7:00 PM. PRINCE OF BROADWAY is a musical celebration of director and producer Hal Prince. Mr. Prince will appear at the event in conversation with three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown. (more...)
CAROUSEL Revival Cast Album to Be Available Digitally June 8th, in Stores July 13CAROUSEL Revival Cast Album to Be Available Digitally June 8th, in Stores July 13

Producers Roy Furman and Scott Rudin announced today that the critically acclaimed revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, now nominated for 11 Tony Awards®, will release a new cast recording. Available digitally on Friday, June 8, the album will be in stores on Friday, July 13. (more...)
BWW Album Review: Audra McDonald Sings Us All HappyBWW Album Review: Audra McDonald Sings Us All Happy

When you listen to an Audra McDonald album or concert, you can probably have a pretty good idea of what you're signing up for: exquisite vocals and a broad swath of the best selections of the American theatre. Her latest album, the recorded-live Sing Happy, delivers all this and more, with stunning vocals and a handful of tracks that capture McDonald's natural, charismatic rapport with her audience. (more...)
Sutton Foster Releases Second Single from New AlbumSutton Foster Releases Second Single from New Album

GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE, an imprint of Ghostlight Records, will release Take Me to the World - the long-awaited third album from two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster - on Friday, June 1. Starting today, Friday, May 18, customers that pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a download of the album's second single. "I'm on My Way / On My Way" is a medley of one of Sutton's signature songs from the musical Violet, combined with the traditional spiritual. The album is being released in conjunction with the fifth season of the critically-acclaimed TV Land series "Younger," which returns on Tuesday, June 5. (more...)
BWW Album Review: FROZEN Original Broadway Cast Recording Is Perfect Storm of Heart-Warming HumorBWW Album Review: FROZEN Original Broadway Cast Recording Is Perfect Storm of Heart-Warming Humor

FROZEN is Disney's latest foray of into moving musicals from the screen to stage.  The story of sisterly love is currently melting frozen hearts on Broadway, joining its current counterparts ALADDIN and THE LION KING on the Great White Way (because of the snow, of course). Walt Disney Records also released the original cast recording digitally on May 11, and physical copies will be available on June 8. (more...)
MISS YOU LIKE HELL to Receive Cast RecordingMISS YOU LIKE HELL to Receive Cast Recording

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced it will record the new musical Miss You Like Hell, the New York premiere production from The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham), for an original cast recording to be released later this year. With book and lyrics by Quiara Alegria Hudes, music and lyrics by Erin McKeown, and choreography by Danny Mefford, the new musical was directed by Public Theater Resident Director and Founder of Public Works Lear deBessonet, and stars Daphne Rubin-Vega and Gizel Jimenez. The recording is being produced by Erin McKeown and Kurt Deutsch. (more...)
Arielle Jacobs' Live at Feinstein's/54 Below Album Now Available for Pre-OrderArielle Jacobs' Live at Feinstein's/54 Below Album Now Available for Pre-Order

Broadway Records today announced that Arielle Jacobs: A Leap in the Dark - Live at Feinstein's/54 Below will be released digitally and in stores on Thursday, June 15, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com (more...)
Cast Recording Announced for BRIGADOON Starring O'Hara and WilsonCast Recording Announced for BRIGADOON Starring O'Hara and Wilson

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced it will record the New York City Center (Arlene Shuler, New York City Center President & CEO) production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical Brigadoon, for a new cast recording to be released this fall. Brigadoon has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Starring Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Wilson and Stephanie J. Block, the show features The Encores! Orchestra, led by Music Director Rob Berman. The Annual Gala Production was directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, with Jack Viertel serving as artistic advisor. The album is being produced by Kurt Deutsch, Lawrence Manchester, Rob Berman and Emily Altman. (more...)
Cast Recording Announced for Off-Broadway's UNEXPECTED JOYCast Recording Announced for Off-Broadway's UNEXPECTED JOY

Jump For Joy! The Off-Broadway cast recording of the New York premiere production of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens with Bill Russell), will be recorded and released by JAY Records. Produced by John Yap, the recording will feature the original cast of The York Theatre Company production who will gather at Sear Sound Studios (353 West 48th Street) on Monday, May 14, 2018 to lay down the tracks for the recording. (more...)