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UPCOMING RELEASES
Her First Roman (1993 Studio Cast)
Release Date: 8/7
Her First Roman (1993 Studio Cast) Upcoming Broadway CD
The Andrews Sisters in Hollywood
Release Date: 8/7
The Andrews Sisters in Hollywood Upcoming Broadway CD
The Merry Widow
Release Date: 8/7
The Merry Widow Upcoming Broadway CD
Dolores Gray: The Decca Singles 1953-1955
Release Date: 8/14
Dolores Gray: The Decca Singles 1953-1955 Upcoming Broadway CD
Sarah Stiles: You Can Ukulele With Me
Release Date: 8/21
Sarah Stiles: You Can Ukulele With Me Upcoming Broadway CD
Small House No Secrets Composers Cut
Release Date: 8/21
Small House No Secrets Composers Cut Upcoming Broadway CD
Nick Cordero: Live Your Life
Release Date: 9/17
Nick Cordero: Live Your Life Upcoming Broadway CD
Prince of Egypt OLC
Release Date: 9/18
Prince of Egypt OLC Upcoming Broadway CD
Disney Goes Classical
Release Date: 10/2
Disney Goes Classical Upcoming Broadway CD
Romeo & Bernadette, a musical tale of Verona and Brooklyn
Release Date: TBA
Romeo & Bernadette, a musical tale of Verona and Brooklyn Upcoming Broadway CD
Diana: A True Musical Story
Release Date: TBA
Diana: A True Musical Story Upcoming Broadway CD
Our Table: A New Musical
Release Date: TBA
Our Table: A New Musical Upcoming Broadway CD
BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's THE VILLA SATORI is Perfectly Polished Yet Intensely Ra ArticleBWW Album Review: Lena Hall's THE VILLA SATORI is Perfectly Polished Yet Intensely Raw

As of April 14, 2020 data from Spotify indicated that listeners were turning to throwback hits during the era of quarantines and stay-at-home orders. For fans of music looking for something new that is also nostalgic, they need look no further than Lena Hall's lively new album, THE VILLA SATORI: GROWING UP HAIGHT ASHBURY, released by Hall on April 10, 2020.
VIDEO: Watch GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Record Cast Album; Release Set for Spring! ArticleVIDEO: Watch GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Record Cast Album; Release Set for Spring!

The original cast album to the Broadway musical Girl From The North Country will be released this spring by Sony Music/Legacy Recordings.
Celebrate Passover With THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Virtual Listening Party ArticleCelebrate Passover With THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Virtual Listening Party

Ghostlight Records will host a special online a?oeListening Partya?? to celebrate Passover tomorrow a?' Thursday, April 9 at 4:00 PM Eastern a?' for THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Original Cast Recording.
BWW Album Review: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (Original Cast Recording) Lacks Emotion ArticleBWW Album Review: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (Original Cast Recording) Lacks Emotion

In 1998 Stephen Schwartz mesmerized audiences with his delightfully cinematic songs for Dreamworks' animated film The Prince of Egypt. Just in time for the 2020 Passover season, Ghostlight Records released THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (Original Cast Recording). Featuring the 2020 London Cast, this lushly recorded but surprisingly forgettable album includes five songs featured in the original film and a slew of new compositions.
Eric Dietz's Original Music From THE GIRL WITH THE ALKALINE EYES is Now Available ArticleEric Dietz's Original Music From THE GIRL WITH THE ALKALINE EYES is Now Available

Following The Chase Brock Experience's acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere in 2018 and recent touring debut at The Wilson Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, Eric Dietz's original music for The Girl With the Alkaline Eyes is now available for digital steaming.
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Original Cast Recording Released Today ArticleTHE PRINCE OF EGYPT Original Cast Recording Released Today

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, the new musical based on the acclaimed DreamWorks Animation film, has announced that Ghostlight Records has released its original cast recording on digital and streaming formats today, Friday, April 3. A physical CD will be available later this year.
Broadway Podcast Network's STUCK Returns With 3 Bonus Episodes To Address New Work-Fr ArticleBroadway Podcast Network's STUCK Returns With 3 Bonus Episodes To Address New Work-From-Home Realities

STUCK, part of the Broadway Podcast Network, has extended its 3rd season of STUCK with three new episodes to address the new realities we're all facing and they're all available now!
Blue Engine Records to Release 'The Fifties: A Prism' by the Jazz at Lincoln Center O ArticleBlue Engine Records to Release 'The Fifties: A Prism' by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

lue Engine Records, Jazz at Lincoln Center's in-house record label, will release The Fifties: A Prism by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Composed and arranged by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Christopher Crenshaw and recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall.
Upcoming CD Releases for April 2020 ArticleUpcoming CD Releases for April 2020

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for April, 2020.
Enjoy Free Downloads of THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING Featuring Brian d'Arcy James, Marc ArticleEnjoy Free Downloads of THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING Featuring Brian d'Arcy James, Marc Kudisch, and Mandy Gonzalez

For the next several Tuesdays, Composer/Producer Neil Berg and collaborator DJ Salisbury will be releasing free downloads from the  Original Concept Cast Recording of THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, featuring Brian D'arcy James and Marc Kudisch performing 'UP THERE.'
Christer Tholin Releases New Crime Mystery GUILTY? ArticleChrister Tholin Releases New Crime Mystery GUILTY?

Author Christer Tholin has announced the release of his new crime mystery novel, GUILTY? Released in March 2020, the book is already receiving rave reviews. This is the fourth book in the Stockholm Sleuth Series.
Jerry Matney Announces Historical Fiction Novel WOMAN WAR CHIEF ArticleJerry Matney Announces Historical Fiction Novel WOMAN WAR CHIEF

Author Jerry Matney has announced his historical fiction novel, Woman War Chief: The Story of a Crow Warrior.
BWW Album Review: RAGS PARKLAND SINGS THE SONGS OF THE FUTURE is Poignant, Captivatin ArticleBWW Album Review: RAGS PARKLAND SINGS THE SONGS OF THE FUTURE is Poignant, Captivating, and Deeply Satisfying

Forced indoors and relying on our memories of life before quarantine, the cast album for a musical about music recovered from memory data seems oddly apropos and strangely relatable. This is the moment where Broadway Records' RAGS PARKLAND SINGS THE SONGS OF THE FUTURE (Original Cast Recording) meets us. Highly intellectual and with a somewhat obscured concept in the album setting, this record is equal parts poignant and entertaining.
BWW Exclusive: Watch Linda Lavin Sing from LOVE NOTES! ArticleBWW Exclusive: Watch Linda Lavin Sing from LOVE NOTES!

Club44 Records just released Love Notes, the new album from LINDA LAVIN a?" the Tony Award and Golden Globe winning and Emmy Award nominated stage and screen legend. Love Notes, an elegant and swinging mix of timeless standards, jazz classics and gems of the pop/rock era, is available from iTunes, Amazon, in stores and all streaming platforms.
Linda Lavin's New Album LOVE NOTES Released Today ArticleLinda Lavin's New Album LOVE NOTES Released Today

Club44 Records has announced the release of Love Notes, the new album from LINDA LAVIN. Love Notes, an elegant and swinging mix of timeless standards, jazz classics and gems of the pop/rock era, features the album's first single, 'Stars Would Fall,' a sophisticated new song by Joel Lindsey and Wayne Haun.
Debbie Gibson Releases Songs from Musical SKIRTS to Celebrate World Theatre Day ArticleDebbie Gibson Releases Songs from Musical SKIRTS to Celebrate World Theatre Day

In honor of World Theatre Day, pop icon and Broadway visit, Debbie Gibson has released two original songs from the musical SKIRTS.
BWW Album Review: Linda Lavin's LOVE NOTES is a Bright Spot in Uncertain Times ArticleBWW Album Review: Linda Lavin's LOVE NOTES is a Bright Spot in Uncertain Times

Tony and Golden Globe Award-winning TV and stage star, Linda Lavin – will release her new album Love Notes this Friday, March 27 from Club44 Records. A swinging and elegant collection of standards, jazz classics, and pop hits, set to a top-tier band led by Billy Stritch, this album is what the world NEEDS now! Lavin's gorgeous and lustrous voice makes you want to strap on your dancing shoes and head to a smoky jazz club to swing the night away!
David Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA Will Be Adapted Into a Book ArticleDavid Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA Will Be Adapted Into a Book

David Byrne's American Utopia, which is scheduled to return to Broadway in the fall, will be adapted in to a book, according to the Associated Press. Byrne will work with author and illustrator Maira Kalman, who also collaborated with him on the stage production.
Out Now Ernest Kohl's BEING ALIVE - THE NEW REMIXES & MORE ArticleOut Now Ernest Kohl's BEING ALIVE - THE NEW REMIXES & MORE

Ernest Kohl 'BEING ALIVE' - The New Remixes & More is a brand new Full - Length Maxi-Single from Ernest Kohl, which is the Iconic Anthem Song from the Smash Hit Musical 'COMPANY' written by the legendary Stephen Sondheim that is being released with to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of this renowned Musical and the 90th Birthday celebration of it's creator Stephen Sondheim.
BWW Album Review: LOSING MY MIND: A SONDHEIM DISCO FEVER DREAM is Just What the Docto ArticleBWW Album Review: LOSING MY MIND: A SONDHEIM DISCO FEVER DREAM is Just What the Doctor Ordered

LOSING MY MIND: A SONDHEIM DISCO FEVER DREAM is more necessary today than could have ever predicted. Meant to be a celebration of Sondheim's 90th birthday, it's ebullient, mirror-ball infused joy is just what we all need to help us dance a little and get through this era of social distancing, self-containments, lockdowns, and quarantines.
SiriusXM and Pandora to Launch SETH RUDETSKY'S BACK TO SCHOOL Podcast With Guests Tin ArticleSiriusXM and Pandora to Launch SETH RUDETSKY'S BACK TO SCHOOL Podcast With Guests Tina Fey, Sean Hayes & More

SiriusXM and Pandora today announced 'Seth Rudetsky's Back to School,' an original weekly entertainment podcast launches on March 24. On 'Back to School,' Broadway mainstay Seth Rudetsky, a longtime SiriusXM talk show host, interviews celebrities about their high school experiences-and how those experiences continue to shape them.
PlayME Podcast Makes Theatre Accessible During Times Of Social Distancing ArticlePlayME Podcast Makes Theatre Accessible During Times Of Social Distancing

PlayME Podcast makes theatre accessible during times of social distancing
Joseph Fink Launches New Podcast OUR PLAGUE YEAR ArticleJoseph Fink Launches New Podcast OUR PLAGUE YEAR

Veteran podcaster and New York Times bestselling author Joseph Fink (Welcome to Night Vale, Alice Isn't Dead) launched a podcast dedicated to documenting this scary year, week by week. From Night Vale Presents, OUR PLAGUE YEAR is an experiment in public anxiety with the hopes of bringing people together during a time when it's in everyone's best interest to stay apart. Each episode will find Fink and other prominent writers documenting their life and the world around them in short, personal monologues. The show launched March 17th, 2020. 
Laura Benanti Opens Up About Making Moms Laugh with New Book, M IS FOR MAMA (AND ALSO ArticleLaura Benanti Opens Up About Making Moms Laugh with New Book, M IS FOR MAMA (AND ALSO MERLOT)

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony winner Laura Benanti will soon release (April 1) her very own book- M is for Mama (and also Merlot), a board book -- not for babies, but for their moms!
BWW Album Review: Matthew Morrison's DISNEY DREAMIN' Makes Uneven Magic ArticleBWW Album Review: Matthew Morrison's DISNEY DREAMIN' Makes Uneven Magic

There's certainly plenty of nostalgia and good cheer at work in Matthew Morrison's selections, but in some ways, they could have used a bit more pixie dust.