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I HAVE A STORY Anthology Turns Collection of Kids' Pandemic Stories Into Plays
I Have A Story, an anthology organized by Childsplay and published by Dramatic Publishing, offers a remarkable collection of 31 stories from young people across the country reflecting their life experiences during the pandemic that were turned into short plays in collaboration with professional playwrights nationwide.
BWW Album Review: ASSASSINS (The 2022 Off-Broadway Cast Recording) is Pistol-Smart and Deeply Satisfying
Earlier this spring, Broadway Records released ASSASSINS (The 2022 Off-Broadway Cast Recording), giving fans of Stephen Sondheim our third English language commercially released recording of this brilliant score. Closed early because of Omicron, Broadway Records preserved this cast's wonderfully nuanced performances.
Alaska Thunderf*ck Announces 'DRAG: The Musical (The Studio Recording)'
A touch of “Kinky Boots” with a dash of “La Cage aux Folles” and a sprinkle of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the original album “DRAG: The Musical (The Studio Recording)” features Alaska, Nick Adams, Michelle Visage, Max von Essen, Bob The Drag Queen, Peppermint, Fortune Feimster, Margaret Cho, Ginger Minj, and more.
John Minnock Makes BIRDLAND Debut And Announces New Album, “Simplicity”
Singer and master song interpreter John Minnock issues Simplicity on Dot Time Records, reprising his artistic partnership with saxophonist-composer and NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman. Following Minnock's acclaimed 2020 release Herring Cove, Simplicity signals an evolution of his artistry.
Club44 Records Releases New Album from Carol Sloane, Live at BIRDLAND
CLUB44 RECORDS has announced the new album Carol Sloane, Live at Birdland, which is available on streaming platforms and on CD in stores and online today, Friday, April 8. This release marks the veteran vocalist’s 60th anniversary as a recording artist, and her first album in over a decade. Recorded at the legendary New York jazz boite in September 2019, she was joined by an all-star trio, including the late Mike Renzi on piano, Jay Leonhart on bass, and Scott Hamilton on saxophone. The album features liner notes by award-winning writer James Gavin and is produced by Joel Moss and Mark D. Sendroff. Stream, download or order the album at club44.lnk.to/LiveAtBirdland.
CYRANO Sets DVD & Blu-Ray Release Date
Cyrano de Bergerac (Peter Dinklage) dazzles with both ferocious wordplay and brilliant swordplay but is convinced that his appearance makes him unworthy of the love of his devoted friend, Roxanne (Haley Bennett), who has fallen in love at first sight with Christian (Kelvin Harrison Jr.). Check out the bonus features and watch a new trailer now!
Robert W. Schneider & Shannon Agnew's Book FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS Out Now
Routledge Press has released Robert W. Schneider and Shannon Agnew’s new book, Fifty Key Stage Musicals, an exploration of fifty musicals whose creation impacted the trajectory of musical theater history.
Seth Sikes, Lee Roy Reams & More Featured on New Album MY MAN - Out Now
'My Man: Songs of Gay Love, with an All-Star New York Cast'--the latest CD from ASCAP Award-winning playwright/producer Chip Deffaa--is out now. It features such Broadway notables as Lee Roy Reams ('La Cage Aux Folles'), Barrett Foa ('Avenue Q'), and Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), plus such top nightclub and cabaret stars as Seth Sikes, and more.
LISTEN: Alex Brightman & Michael Cerveris Sing 'Under Pressure' from 'Rockers on Broadway' Album
In addition to Brightman and Cerveris, the album includes songs from Paul Williams, Micky Dolenz, LaChanze, Christian Hoff, Alice Ripley, Constantine Maroulis, Emma Hunton, Donald Webber Jr., Morgan James, Michael Lanning, Donnie Kehr, and Isabelle Gottfried. Listen to the new single and check out the full album track list now!
Maureen Taylor to Release 'Cosmic Connections: The Lyrics of Michael Colby'
Brainstorm Records announces the April 23rd release of Vocalist Maureen Taylor’s recording: Maureen Taylor: Cosmic Connections – The Lyrics of Michael Colby. The collaboration between Taylor and Colby will feature nineteen Colby songs. The album will be available for streaming and purchase on all the major music outlets (as well as a limited number of CDs for purchase at the release party).
RAGTIME Original Broadway Cast Recording Limited Edition Vinyl Out Now
In its first appearance on vinyl, the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Ragtime – featuring the Tony Award-winning score by composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens – is celebrated in a commemorative “red, white and blue” collectors limited edition, available everywhere now from Masterworks Broadway.
COME FROM AWAY's Emily Walton Releases Surprise Comedy Album
Emily Walton, the actress who currently stars as 'Janice & Others' in the Broadway production of Come From Away has released a surprise recording of her recent cabaret show at famed cabaret location, The Green Room 42. Her show, I Really Hope You All Think This is Funny, featured original music. The night marked her solo debut at the location.
WATCH: LOVE IN HATE NATION Releases Music Video to Celebrate Trans Visibility Day
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and TWO RIVER THEATER have released the new music video “Masochist” from Love in Hate Nation – Original Cast Recording – with book, music and lyrics by Joe Iconis – to celebrate Trans Visibility Day.
TCG Books Publishes IS GOD IS/WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN by Aleshea Harris
Theatre Communications Group has announced the publication of Is God Is / What to Send Up When It Goes Down by Aleshea Harris. Is God Is had its world premiere at Soho Rep. in the winter of 2018.
Club44 Records to Release CAROL SLOANE 'LIVE AT BIRDLAND'
CLUB44 RECORDS has announced the new album Carol Sloane, Live at Birdland, which will be available on streaming platforms and on CD in stores and online Friday, April 8. This release marks the veteran vocalist’s 60th anniversary as a recording artist, and her first album in over a decade.
BWW Interview: Eleri Ward Talks Opening on Tour for Josh Groban, Her Second Sondheim Album & More!
Since BroadwayWorld last spoke with Eleri Ward, she signed a distribution deal with Ghostlight Records, released her album A Perfect Little Death to great acclaim, began playing live shows, and caught the eye of one Josh Groban, who was so impressed with Ward that he invited her to open for him on his upcoming summer arena tour.
Liam Forde's Debut Album GREAT TO BE HERE Out Today
BALLYHOO MUSIC has announced that the debut album from pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter LIAM FORDE, Great to Be Here, is available today Friday, March 25. Tonight, Forde will celebrate the album with a concert at New York’s Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen Street).
BWW Exclusive: Seth Sikes, Lee Roy Reams & More to be Featured on MY MAN Album
ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'My Man: Songs of Gay Love'--being released April 7th--will feature such Broadway notables as Lee Roy Reams ('La Cage Aux Folles'), Barrett Foa ('Avenue Q'), and Jon Peterson ('Cabaret').
BWW Album Review: BETTY BUCKLEY SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM Sparkles With Grace and Heart
Marking the passing of legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and just ahead of the anniversary of his birth, Tony Award winner Betty Buckley released BETTY BUCKLEY SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Each rendition from Sondheim’s catalog sparkles with Buckley’s grace and heart, making the album a beautiful love letter to one of musical theater’s greatest artists.
BWW Interview: Michael Feinstein Talks Working With Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley & More on GERSHWIN COUNTRY
Feinstein's latest release, Gershwin Country, is an album of brand-new duets reimagining the classic songs of George and Ira Gershwin through the contemporary lens of country music. Executive produced by Liza Minnelli, the album features some of the biggest names in country music, including Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, Brad Paisley Rosanne Cash, and more!
SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSIONS – VOLUME TWO Out Now
YELLOW SOUND LABEL has announced the release of Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions – Volume Two, the next installment of the monumental three-volume set dedicated to the oeuvre of iconic musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim.
Advocate and Actress Lisa Pellegrene Releases New Book, “A Glimpse Into The Sunshine”
Animal welfare advocate, author, and TV/film professional Lisa Pellegrene recently released 'A Glimpse Into the Sunshine,' a novella length book consisting of short, inspirational, true stories to uplift and motivate people to 'seek the good,' and focus on the blessings. 'A Glimpse Into the Sunshine' was released in February of 2022 and is available in all formats - full color paperback, Kindle, and a hard back cover.
WHY IS WE AMERICANS? Comes to DVD and Digital
Why Is We Americans? is set to be released on DVD and for digital purchase on April 12th for $24.95. The movie is executive produced by Ms. Lauryn Hill and Oscar®-nominated writer and filmmaker, Oren Moverman (The Messenger). This 2022 theatrical release arrives on DVD loaded with extras, including Q&A’s, deleted scenes, and more. The movie originally opened on January 14th at the IFC Center in NYC. Watch the trailer for the film below.
BACK TO THE FUTURE Original Cast Recording Hits Top 5 of Official UK Compilation Chart
The producers of the award-winning Back to the Future the Musical have announced that the original cast recording has stormed into the top 5 of the Official UK Compilation Chart in the first week of release.
ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: LIVE (VOLUME 1) Now Available
Featuring incredible vocals from a variety of Tony and Grammy Award-winning artists performing 12 chart-topping hit songs, Rockers On Broadway: Live (Volume 1) is now available on all streaming and download channels worldwide.