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Wise Children's WUTHERING HEIGHTS Original Cast Recording Out Today
Broadway Records announced today the release of Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights. The musical based on Emily Brontë’s classic tale is available digitally now wherever digital music is sold.
Tripwire Harlot Press to Publish Plays By Ground-Breaking BIPOC Writers in Sledgehammer Series
The Sledgehammer Series, a book project hosted by Tripwire Harlot Press, was created during the pandemic by playwrights Sheila Callaghan, Jacqueline Goldfinger, and Sarah Ruhl to address limited opportunities in dramatic publishing in the American theater, and specifically to redress a lack of published visibility for BIPOC playwrights.
SIX Original Broadway Cast Recording Debuts at #1 on Billboard's Cast Album Chart
SIX's Original Broadway Cast Recording, SIX: LIVE ON OPENING NIGHT, has debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Cast Album Chart. SIX: LIVE ON OPENING NIGHT is the first Original Broadway Cast Recording ever recorded live on opening night.
Ali Stroker Releases New Picture Book ALI AND THE SEA STARS
Tony Award-winner Ali Stroker released her new picture book, Ali and the Sea Stars on May 17th! The book is semi-autobiographical and features a spirited girl in a wheelchair who stages a show for her hometown based on the pivotal summer Ali performed in her first musical by the Jersey Shore.
Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today
It's today! Award-winning vocalist Ann Kittredge's debut recording reIMAGINE, a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined and produced by award-winning songwriter and record producer Paul Rolnick, is available on all digital platforms as of today, May 16, 2022.
Alan Rickman's Diaries Are Set to Be Published In One Book
According to The Guardian, the late actor Alan Rickman's twenty seven diaries are set to be published in one book. Canongate publishing now has the rights, and the work is set to be published in the fall of this year. The book, now titled 'The Diaries of Alan Rickman' encompasses over twenty five years of the actor's personal writings, including discussions about his career and personal life. The entries began in the first half of the 1990s and continued until his death in 2016. Rickman began the diaries with the intention that they would be published one day.
Playwright Chip Deffaa Releases 'Fanny Brice: The Real Funny Girl' Album
Playwright Chip Deffaa, who wrote and directed the Off-Broadway musical 'One Night with Fanny Brice' (published/licensed by Leicester Bay Theatricals), has just released an album of Fanny Brice herself performing songs heard in that show.
BWW Interview: Drag Icons Take Center Stage with DRAG: THE MUSICAL
The worlds of drag and Broadway are about to collide in a major way with Drag: The Musical- a full-length, herstory-making show from the minds of songwriters Tomas Costanza, Ashley Gordon, and drag superstar Alaska Thunderfuck. Today, the studio cast recording was released in advance of several forthcoming live event workshops this June at The Bourbon Room in Los Angeles.
BWW Album Review: SIX: LIVE ON OPENING NIGHT Is a Royal Rush of Joy
The live cast recording, recorded on their (new) opening night, captures the unique energy that has turned Six from quirky online phenom to Broadway hit.
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK Arrives on Limited Edition Blu-Ray Steelbook
The epic search for the perfect Father’s Day gift ends on June 14, 2022 when Raiders of the Lost Ark arrives in a Limited-Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Entertainment.
Paramount Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Eddie Murphy Lead Comedy, 'Boomerang,' With Blu-Ray Release
Eddie Murphy’s portrayal of hotshot advertising executive Marcus Graham made BOOMERANG a hit when it was first released in theaters on July 1, 1992. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Robin Givens, Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, Geoffrey Holder, and Eartha Kitt, Chris Rock, John Witherspoon, Tisha Campbell, and Melvin Van Peebles, this celebrated comedy was ahead of its time in playfully challenging stereotypes. The movie’s hit soundtrack, featuring Babyface, Toni Braxton, and Boyz II Men, topped the Billboard charts and earned triple platinum status.
Bronson Norris Murphy, Haley Swindal, George Dvorsky & More to be Featured on PABLO Concept Album
PABLO, a new musical based on the early life of legendary artist Pablo Picasso, is being introduced to the theater industry and public in the spirit of hit Broadway musicals like Hadestown and Jekyll and Hyde, as a fully orchestrated concept album with a cast of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring performers.
Kristin Chenoweth, Beanie Feldstein, MJ Rodriguez & More Share Essays in New Book MY MOMENT
An inspirational collection of essays accompanied by striking black-and-white photography, MY MOMENT: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves (Gallery Books; May 24, 2022) offers intimate and relatable reflections from Kristin Chenoweth, Kathy Najimy, Beanie Feldstein, Kelli O’Hara, Mj Rodriguez, Tonya Pinkins, Debra Messing, Gloria Steinem, and more.
BWW Album Review: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSIONS - VOLUME TWO is Glorious
Released on what would have been Stephen Sondheim's 92nd birthday - March 22, 2022 - Yellow Sound Label’s SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSIONS - VOLUME TWO is the glorious middle chapter of an epic trilogy of beloved Sondheim showtunes sung by musical theater luminaries. Like the previous entry, this collection is chock full of talented artists skillfully performing hits from Sondheim’s complex yet accessible catalog with glorious dexterity.
FUNNY GIRL Standby Julie Benko & Jazz Musician Jason Yeager to Release Debut Album HAND IN HAND
CLUB44 RECORDS has signed the married musical team of Julie Benko and Jason Yeager for their debut duet album Hand in Hand. Benko is a singer and actress who is currently the “Fanny Brice” standby for Broadway’s Funny Girl; she performed the role last weekend.
Eleri Ward to Release Special Vinyl Edition of A PERFECT LITTLE DEATH
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS will release a special vinyl edition of Eleri Ward album A Perfect Little Death on Friday, June 17. It’s currently available for pre-order. She will celebrate the release with a special sold-out concert at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street) in New York on June 7, which follows two sold-out shows earlier this year.
BABY: NEW OFF-BROADWAY CAST RECORDING to be Released, Featuring Christina Sajous, Julia Murney & More
YELLOW SOUND LABEL has announced that it will release Baby: New Off-Broadway Cast Recording. The album is being recorded today – Thursday, May 5 – for release later this year.
Alex Timbers to Release Children's Picture Book BROADWAY BIRD
Tony Award-winning director and writer Alex Timbers has authored a children’s picture book, Broadway Bird, a charming, irreverent, heartfelt story set in an all-animal version of Broadway, featuring illustrations by Alisa Coburn, which will be released on May 24, 2022.
Graham Dean's 'Strange Beauty' Deluxe Edition Box Set with Book and DVD to Be Released
Renowned British artist Graham Dean’s new book “Strange Beauty,” featuring many of his celebrated works along with unreleased paintings, is being released as a Deluxe Edition Box Set with Book & DVD that includes an unreleased soundtrack by music legend Peter Gabriel.
Iconic Rock Group FOREIGNER Announces The Best of Foreigner 4 Live: The Las Vegas Edition Vinyl Set
'Waiting For A Girl Like You,' “Urgent,' 'Break It Up', 'Juke Box Hero.' FOREIGNER’s timeless anthems continue to rock the charts, with ten multi-platinum albums, sixteen Top 30 hits and album sales now exceeding 80 million copies. Now, as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the groundbreaking album, FOREIGNER ‘4,’ the band releases The Best of FOREIGNER 4 Live: The Last Vegas Edition, a very special digitally recorded and mastered live performance of these principal tracks on a stunning red vinyl edition available at Walmart on May 6, 2022.
DEAD END Play to be Released as Musical Concept Album
The landmark Broadway stage play, Dead End, has been adapted as a musical and produced as a concept album available for digital download on May 1st 2022. Neil Fishman (Music), Harvey Edelman (Lyrics), and Peter C. Palame (Book), began this dream project years ago and after a saga worthy of a Broadway musical of its own, have brought it to fruition.
Daniel Glass Trio's New Album BAM! Out Today
CLUB44 RECORDS has announced the new album from Daniel Glass Trio, BAM!, is available on streaming platforms and on CD in stores and online today, Friday, April 29.
Boychik (Ben Levi Ross) Shares New Single & Video 'Bombed Out Building'
Today, composer, actor and vocalist Boychik, the musical moniker of Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Levi Ross, released their second layered, piano-driven single, 'Bombed Out Building,' along with a lyric video. Watch below!
Applied Mechanics' OTHER ORBITS Project Continues With Album Of Original Music
Applied Mechanics, Philadelphia's visionary, multiracial collective of queer and genderqueer theater artists, has announced the newest episode installment of their Other Orbits project, an album of original music, co-created by members of troupe (Izzy Sazak, Liz Atkinson, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, and Eppchez Yes).
Photos: Kristin Chenoweth & Petco Love Celebrate National Kids and Pets Day
Celebrating National Kids and Pets Day, nonprofit Petco Love rallied kids across the country together to share their love with shelter pets, reading Kristin Chenoweth’s inspiring book “What Will I Do with My Love Today?”.