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UPCOMING RELEASES
Hello Again (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Release Date: 4/27
Hello Again (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Upcoming Broadway CD
Kate Rockwell: Back to My Roots
Release Date: 4/27
Kate Rockwell: Back to My Roots Upcoming Broadway CD
Louise Dearman: For You, For Me
Release Date: 4/27
Louise Dearman: For You, For Me Upcoming Broadway CD
Alexis Michelle - Lovefool
Release Date: 5/11
 Alexis Michelle - Lovefool Upcoming Broadway CD
Mean Girls
Release Date: 5/18
Mean Girls Upcoming Broadway CD
The Grass Harp Original Cast Recording
Release Date: 5/18
The Grass Harp  Original Cast Recording Upcoming Broadway CD
Oklahoma! Original Cast Album 75th Anniversary
Release Date: 5/25
Oklahoma! Original Cast Album 75th Anniversary Upcoming Broadway CD
Sutton Foster - Take Me to the World
Release Date: 6/1
Sutton Foster - Take Me to the World Upcoming Broadway CD
My Fair Lady - 2018 Broadway Cast Recording
Release Date: 6/8
My Fair Lady - 2018 Broadway Cast Recording Upcoming Broadway CD
Hope - Betty Buckley
Release Date: 6/8
Hope - Betty Buckley Upcoming Broadway CD
Frozen - The Broadway Musical
Release Date: 6/22
Frozen - The Broadway Musical 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
Uproar Releases 3rd Stand-Up Comedy CD From Adam Hunter STILL BROKEUproar Releases 3rd Stand-Up Comedy CD From Adam Hunter STILL BROKE

Uproar Entertainment announces the release of 'Still Broke' by Adam Hunter. Recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. 'Still Broke' is the third Stand-Up Comedy CD Uproar has produced by Adam Hunter. (more...)
BWW Album Review: CALENDAR GIRLS (Original London Recording) is Just NiceBWW Album Review: CALENDAR GIRLS (Original London Recording) is Just Nice

Recently released CALENDAR GIRLS (Original London Recording)cis just perfectly nice. Based on the charming and quaint 2003 film by the same title written by Tim Firth, the musical itself garnered warm notices from London media. So, it is no surprise that the music and this cast was recorded for preservation; however, the two-disc album doesn't convince listeners that this musical is better than the original film as some British theater writers claim. (more...)
Sutton Foster to Release New Album TAKE ME TO THE WORLDSutton Foster to Release New Album TAKE ME TO THE WORLD

GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE, an imprint of Ghostlight Records, has announced the release of Take Me to the World, the long-awaited third album from two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster. The recording will be available on physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 1. (more...)
BWW Album Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Honors Broadway RoyaltyBWW Album Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Honors Broadway Royalty

Among the Broadway names of the past several decades, producer and director Hal Prince surely stands as one of the greatest. His name has been attached to some of the most iconic musicals of all time: She Loves Me, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Evita, Sweeney Todd, and The Phantom of the Opera, just to name a few. The musical Prince of Broadway featured an all-star cast taking audiences on a journey through some of the highlights of Prince's career, and the cast album is a best-of-the-best compilation, preserving some of the brightest performances and clever takes on these well-loved songs. (more...)
Insight Editions to Release HITCHCOCK'S HEROINES: CELEBRATING HITCHCOCK'S LEADING LADIESInsight Editions to Release HITCHCOCK'S HEROINES: CELEBRATING HITCHCOCK'S LEADING LADIES

Whether played by Grace Kelly, Doris Day, or Ingrid Bergman, the heroine of an Alfred Hitchcock picture is always the same: stylish, regal, and elegant. (more...)
New Children's Illustrated Book THE CASE OF THE PINCHED STRADIVARIUS Now AvailableNew Children's Illustrated Book THE CASE OF THE PINCHED STRADIVARIUS Now Available

Meet Miles & Fargo: The First Turtle Detectives Taking on Crime and Adventure in the Big City! (more...)
Milestone Movie Musical WEST SIDE STORY Returns to Cinemas Two Days Only, June 24 & 27Milestone Movie Musical WEST SIDE STORY Returns to Cinemas Two Days Only, June 24 & 27

One of the most beloved and captivating musicals in Hollywood history, 'West Side Story' will return to movie theaters for two days only this June as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies expand the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, which brings legendary motion pictures back to cinemas across the country every month. Further enhancing this big-screen presentation, TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz will introduce the film and present post-show commentary. (more...)
Legendary Pianist Norma Fisher to Release First AlbumLegendary Pianist Norma Fisher to Release First Album

From her triumph in the 1963 Harriet Cohen International Music Awards, when she jointly won first prize alongside Vladimir Ashkenazy, it seemed clear that the English pianist Norma Fisher would have a long career at the highest level. And performances at the highest level did indeed follow, with a Proms debut that same year and many and regular appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, CBSO and the like. (more...)
Las Vegas Comedian, Don Barnhart's Book, Finding Your Funny Nominated For Global AwardLas Vegas Comedian, Don Barnhart's Book, Finding Your Funny Nominated For Global Award

'FINDING YOUR FUNNY', written by Las Vegas resident comedian, Don Barnhart, has been nominated for a 2018 Author Academy Award, an honor bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing and publishing industry. (more...)
Schiffer Publishes FRAVER BY DESIGN By Broadway Artist Frank Verlizzo In MaySchiffer Publishes FRAVER BY DESIGN By Broadway Artist Frank Verlizzo In May

Schiffer Publishing will release FRAVER BY DESIGN: Five Decades of Theatre Post Art from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Beyond by Frank 'Fraver' Verlizzo on May 28, 2018.  The Drama Desk Award-winning artwork of Frank 'Fraver' Verlizzo includes over 250 of his theatre poster designs from Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional and international productions. (more...)
Theater Critic David Finkle Releases New Book Of Verse, 'Humpty Trumpty Hit A Brick Wall'Theater Critic David Finkle Releases New Book Of Verse, 'Humpty Trumpty Hit A Brick Wall'

Depressed and defeated, facing the inauguration day of a new U.S. President he calls 'flabbergastingly unfit for office,' David Finkle, author of People Tell Me Things and The Man With the Overcoat, put thought and pen to the internet and posted a series of opinion-driven quatrains on Facebook. He decided to post daily until he had exactly a year and a day of Donald Trump's first year in office. (more...)
BWW Album Review: Let The Praise Rise For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT Original SoundtrackBWW Album Review: Let The Praise Rise For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT Original Soundtrack

NBC's live concert staging of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR aired this past Easter Sunday. Largely sung from the perspective of Judas, listeners join THE JOURNEY through final week in the life Jesus Christ, from Palm Sunday to the arrest and crucifixion. Performed live on a set of exposed scaffolding in Brooklyn's Marcy Armory, this live musical gave cause to all of its televised musical predecessors. Masterworks Broadway released the live recording of the vivacious television event digitally on April 6th, with a physical version to follow on April 20. (more...)
BWW Album Review: WORKING Hard For Its MoneyBWW Album Review: WORKING Hard For Its Money

Joining the ranks of the thoroughly-revised musicals is Working, whose latest cast recording debuted from its recent London cast. The musical, with a score by Stephen Schwartz and book and lyrics by Schwartz and assorted collaborators, originally debuted on Broadway in 1978, where it flopped rather spectacularly. It's a Chorus Line­-esque collection of stories based on interviews with workers from across America, from housewives to teachers to craftsmen and more. (more...)
Betty Buckley to Release New Album HOPEBetty Buckley to Release New Album HOPE

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend BETTY BUCKLEY will release her inspiring and emotionally-compelling new live album Hope - a profound mix of Americana, pop, rock and standards - from Palmetto Records in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 8. Buckley will celebrate the album at Joe's Pub at the Public in New York with an exclusive four-concert engagement from June 5 to 9. (more...)
FROZEN Cast Recording Will Arrive This Spring!FROZEN Cast Recording Will Arrive This Spring!

The company of Disney Theatrical's new Broadway musical Frozen, led by Broadway veterans Caissie Levy as Elsa and Patti Murin as Anna, is currently laying down tracks for the show's Original Broadway Cast Recording, to be released by Walt Disney Records later this spring. The album is produced by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Stephen Oremus, Dave Metzger and Chris Montan. (more...)
Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Book Writer, Joe DiPietroExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Book Writer, Joe DiPietro

In this episode: Broadway's Shannon Lewis grew up in a rural Canadian suburb and at age 19 was hand picked by Susan Stroman to make her Broadway debut, after a 'Crazy for You' casting director saw her in a Toronto theme park show. The essence of this podcast is having integrity, the importance of the respect of your peers, and to have your talent and drive ready, so that when someone opens a door for you, you can walk right in. With an impeccable work ethic that takes every opportunity seriously; whether in the ensemble, as a deputy, or as a principle; as well as having Gwen Verdon as a champion, the real Shannon Lewis is coming out of hiding. @realshanlew  (more...)
William Ivey Long to Appear at the Drama Book ShopWilliam Ivey Long to Appear at the Drama Book Shop

Join USITT, costume designer William Ivey Long, and author Bobbi Owen Thursday, April 19, at The Drama Book Shop in New York City, for a signing and discussion of The Designs of William Ivey Long by Bobbi Owen, the 12th and final book in USITT's series documenting the work of America's best theatrical designers. (more...)
BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: THE CRANBERRIES is Sumptuously EtherealBWW Album Review: Lena Hall's OBSESSED: THE CRANBERRIES is Sumptuously Ethereal

The January 15 news that Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, had passed was nothing short of devastating for many. With hearts broken all over the world, it's hard to know when releasing a tribute to The Cranberries would be appropriate. With OBSESSED: THE CRANBERRIES, Lena Hall proves that that time is now, and listening to the EP, I'm sure O'Riordan is simultaneously proud of Hall while jamming out to these incredible covers. (more...)
HELLO AGAIN Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Set for 4/27 ReleaseHELLO AGAIN Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Set for 4/27 Release

Broadway Records today announced that Hello Again (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, April 27, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order. (more...)
Pre-Order the MEAN GIRLS Cast Recording Starting TodayPre-Order the MEAN GIRLS Cast Recording Starting Today

Mean Girls opens on Broadway this Sunday, April 8 at the August Wilson Theatre. Mean Girls' Original Broadway Cast Recording, released by Atlantic Records, is available beginning today for digital pre-orders and pre-saves at digital retailers nationwide, ahead of the album's Friday, May 18 digital release date. (more...)
PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Recording Now Available for Pre-OrderPRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Recording Now Available for Pre-Order

Ghostlight Records has announced that PRINCE OF BROADWAY Original Broadway Cast Recording is now available for digital pre-order. The album will be available in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, April 20. (more...)
Go Behind the Making Of A Cast Recording with DESPERATE MEASURESGo Behind the Making Of A Cast Recording with DESPERATE MEASURES

Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) will be joined by composer David Friedman and Grammy-nominated album producer Rob Sher on the Guild Hall stage on Wednesday, April 16 at 7pm for an insightful discussion answering the question, 'How do all those original cast recordings of our favorite musicals get made?' (more...)
New Book SOMETHING WONDERFUL: Rodgers And Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution Available Tomorrow!New Book SOMETHING WONDERFUL: Rodgers And Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution Available Tomorrow!

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's first musical, Oklahoma!, opened on Broadway on March 31, 1943, and will mark its 75th anniversary this spring. That show, along with Carousel (whose new Broadway revival opens on April 12), South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music firmly established Rodgers and Hammerstein at the apex of the great age of the American Songbook. (more...)
Upcoming CD Releases for April 2018Upcoming CD Releases for April 2018

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for April, 2018. (more...)
BWW Album Review: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION Packs Gems Within Its DensityBWW Album Review: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION Packs Gems Within Its Density

For many, musical theater and Andrew Lloyd Webber are synonymous. Whether you love him or hate him, there is no denying that his music has been influential within and outside of the world of musical theater. To celebrate the prolific composer's 70th birthday, UMe / Polydor has released ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION, a sprawling and somewhat bloated 4-disc collection of music personally curated and overseen by Lloyd Webber himself. (more...)