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RIDE THE CYCLONE World Premiere Cast Recording Out Today on CD
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Ride the Cyclone: World Premiere Cast Recording – based on the critically acclaimed musical that has sold out hit productions across the US and Canada – is available on CD online and in stores, starting today Friday, December 3.
SPACE DOGS Original Cast Album to be Released January 2022
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced the release of the original cast album of the new musical Space Dogs on January 28, 2022. The show features music and lyrics by Van Hughes and Nick Blaemire, who also perform the show. Space Dogs will debut at New York’s MCC Theater, directed by Ellie Heyman, from January 11 to February 20, 2022.
BWW Album Review: Todd Almond's A PONY FOR CHRISTMAS Will Elevate Your Winter Wonderland
Just in time for the Christmas season, Ghostlight Records released Todd Almond’s debut holiday album A PONY FOR CHRISTMAS. The record is an unconventional, folk-pop holiday album that blends Almond’s original compositions with renditions of traditional carols and a few pop surprises. Often more wistful and melancholic than ebullient, A PONY FOR CHRISTMAS reminds listeners that joyfulness in the holiday season isn’t always sugar dusted or bright lights.
Actress Brenda Vaccaro Joins Star Studded Line Up On DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK Chat Feast
Doris Dear, America's Perfect Housewife, is back with a brand-new episode featuring Brenda Vaccaro. Tune in to this 2-part episode and get the inside scoop of this award-winning actress! Backstage stories of her life on stage, film, TV and more. You can't miss this! Season 3 of the Telly Award winning series can be seen on the streaming service BroadwayonDemand with a star studded round of guests in the Rumpus room!
BWW Album Review: TICK, TICK...BOOM! Makes a Huge Emotional Impact
The experience of listening to the soundtrack to Netflix's adaptation of tick, tick... BOOM! is a highly specific one, and all the more emotional for that specificity.
Anaïs Mitchell Releases New Single 'Brooklyn Bridge'
Tony- and Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell has released the second single from her forthcoming new album today. “Brooklyn Bridge” finds Mitchell narrating what she calls “an unbearably romantic” trip over the Brooklyn Bridge colored by Bon Iver member Michael Lewis’ heartstring-tugging saxophone accompaniment.
The 10 Best New Broadway Holiday Albums of 2021!
Tis the season for holiday tunes! From festive favorites to brand-new bops, Broadway isn't disappointing this year, with a huge variety of new holiday albums from your favorite artists to put under the tree.
SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSION - VOLUME 1 Out Today
Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions – Volume One was released today, Wednesday, December 1, in streaming and digital formats, in addition to a 2-disc CD.
TEACHING A ROBOT TO LOVE Original Cast Album Hits Billboard Chart
The Original Cast Recording of Teaching a Robot to Love, a new musical by Laser Malena-Webber, E. Aaron Wilson, and Aubrey Turner, hit number 5 on the Cast Recordings Billboard chart today.
Zachary James to Release His First Ever Christmas Album WONDER AND JOY
2022 Grammy-nominated opera and Broadway star Zachary James (Akhnaten, South Pacific, The Addams Family) is releasing his most ambitious album yet, a 20-track celebration of the holiday season.
LISTEN: Annie Golden & Michael Winther Sing from ASSASSINS on Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions
On Wednesday, December 1, YELLOW SOUND LABEL will release Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions – Volume One, the opening salvo of a monumental three-volume set dedicated to the oeuvre of iconic musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim.
Betty Buckley & More to be Featured on IRVING BERLIN: LOVE SONGS AND SUCH
ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Irving Berlin: Love Songs and Such'--being released December 13th--features such Broadway and cabaret notables as Betty Buckley, Anita Gillette, Karen Mason, Stephen Bogardus, Steve Ross, Jon Peterson.
Billy Porter Releases New Single 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'
Billy Porter, who last month released “Children,” his anthemic debut single for Island Records UK/ Republic Records in the US, dropped his new single “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” on November 19th.
Ben Vereen Releases 'Both Sides Now' Single
Producer Dan Watt and Tony winner Ben Vereen have decided to donate the proceeds from Ben's new single “BOTH SIDES NOW' to the Art Attack Foundations newly formed “Graciela Daniele Dance Scholarship”.
Phil Kline's Shimmering Soundscape UNSILENT NIGHT Created By The Public In 35+ Cities This December
This December, composer Phil Kline's mobile surround sound-sculpture UNSILENT NIGHT — a landmark in avant-garde public sound art — takes place in more than 35 cities across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Streets, parks and sidewalks will come alive with “a shimmering sound-wall of bells and chimes that is dreamlike to wander through in the December nip” (The Village Voice).
BAM President Emerita Karen Brooks Hopkins to Publish Memoir
Karen Brooks Hopkins’ memoir BAM. . . and Then It Hit Me (powerHouse Books and Audible, January 2022) is an exhilarating romp through the evolution of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the renowned cultural institution, and an inside look at how it grew to exert considerable influence on theater, opera, dance, and film worldwide.
VIDEO: Watch Sierra Boggess & Julian Ovenden Preview Their New Album, TOGETHER AT A DISTANCE
Beloved stage stars Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden were together (up close) last week to celebrate the release of their new album, Together At A Distance, featuring classic and contemporary Broadway duets.
ANNIE LIVE! Soundtrack to be Released on December 3rd
It has been announced that the soundtrack for NBC's Annie Live! will be released on December 3rd! The musical event of the Holiday Season, 'Annie Live!' will air on Thursday, December 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Jonathan Reid Gealt to Release New Album ARCHETYPE
Jonathan Reid Gealt, New York City based composer, is set for the worldwide release his highly anticipated new studio album ARCHETYPE on Friday December 3rd, 2021. ARCHETYPE marks Gealt’s 4th studio album, following “Whatever I Want It To Be” (2015), “Here For You: Ballads For Broadway Impact” (2013), and “Thirteen Stories Down” (2010).
LISTEN: Marie Osmond Sings 'Climb Every Mountain' on New Album, UNEXPECTED
On December 10, Marie Osmond will release her new album Unexpected. BroadwayWorld is excited to debut an exclusive track from the album- 'Climb Every Mountain' from The Sound of Music.
Todd Almond's Debut Holiday Album A PONY FOR CHRISTMAS Out Today
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Todd Almond’s debut holiday album A Pony for Christmas is available in digital and streaming formats today, Friday, November 19. Almond can currently be seen as “Gideon Wolfe” on HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl” and on Broadway as “Elias Burke” in Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan’s Girl from the North Country.
Alan Cumming, Ryan Reynolds & More to Star in Audible's CINNAMON BEAR
Audible just announced a new original series perfect for family listening: Cinnamon Bear: A Holiday Adventure, performed by star-studded cast with original musical numbers. The original Cinnamon Bear radio series debuted in 1937 as a cliffhanger-style children’s radio show that featured daily episodes during the holiday season!
BWW Exclusive: First Listen of 'Come Down to the River' From FREEDOM RIDERS
Richard Allen and Taran Gray, the creators of the award-winning FREEDOM RIDERS: The Civil Rights Musical will be releasing the 18-song world premiere recording in its entirety on November 19th. BroadwayWorld has your first listen to 'Come Down to the River' from the world premiere cast recording.
Exclusive: Listen to Todd Almond Sing the Title Song From A PONY FOR CHRISTMAS
Ghostlight Records will release Todd Almond’s debut holiday album A Pony for Christmas in streaming and digital formats on Friday, November 19. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first listen of the title song, performed by and with music and lyrics by Todd Almond.
Kimiko Glenn Narrates Audiobook of WHAT PRETTY GIRLS ARE MADE OF
Award-winning actress, Kimiko Glenn, narrates the audio edition of Lindsay Jill Roth’s novel, “WHAT PRETTY GIRLS ARE MADE OF.” Blackstone Audio released the audiobook today, November 17th, 2021 which was originally published by Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint.
BWW Album Review: HAPPINESS IS...CHRISTMAS! Is a Dose of Holiday Cheer
With her second holiday album, Happiness Is… Christmas!, Kristin Chenoweth puts her own unique spin on the classic Christmas collection
BWW Review: TICK, TICK... BOOM! Drags, But Is Effective
Written by Jonathan Larson, the theater composer and lyricist made infamous with RENT, the film adaptation of TICK, TICK… BOOM! is sure to garner a lot of attention. The stage version is a rollicking, urgent three-person chamber musical that flies by in a tight 90 minutes. The film is expanded to 115 minutes and suffers a bit under the weight of that bloat. The emotional peaks and valleys all work, but there are moments where the plot drags.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film Sets Digital & Blu-Ray Release
The digital, Blu-rayTM and DVD releases will include over an hour of brand-new bonus content including an in-depth look at the music of the film, one-of-a-kind mini documentaries with cast, Ben Platt’s personal reflection on his character, and a never-before-seen making of featurette with cast and crew.
A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET Cast Recording to be Released in 2022
A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, the first new musical to premiere in New York since the pandemic began, announced today that the Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical will be released by Time–Life Records in early 2022.
RIDE THE CYCLONE World Premiere Cast Recording to be Released on CD in December
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Ride the Cyclone: World Premiere Cast Recording – based on the critically acclaimed musical that has sold out hit productions across the US and Canada – will be available on CD online and in stores on Friday, December 3 and is now available for pre-order.
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