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BWW Album Review: The Hills Are Alive Again with R&H GOES POP PhotoBWW Album Review: The Hills Are Alive Again with R&H GOES POP
by Amanda Prahl - March 29, 2021

Far from being musical heresy, R&H Goes Pop! instead serves as a reminder of how Rodgers and Hammerstein were at the forefront of musical theatre during their time, and how their music is truly timeless.
BWW Album Review: Josh Groban Performs in Near-Perfect HARMONY PhotoBWW Album Review: Josh Groban Performs in Near-Perfect HARMONY
by Amanda Prahl - March 22, 2021

The experience of listening to a Josh Groban album is not dissimilar to the experience of watching one of those classic ‘90s romantic comedies. There’s a warmth and familiarity to both, a reassurance that what you’re getting is heartfelt and genuine, even if it’s not reinventing the wheel. That’s exactly what it’s like listening to Groban’s latest album, Harmony.
BWW Review: Joshua Henry's Debut EP 'Guarantee' is a Soulful Delight PhotoBWW Review: Joshua Henry's Debut EP 'Guarantee' is a Soulful Delight
by Stephi Wild - March 23, 2021

Broadway favorite Joshua Henry just released his debut EP Guarantee via S-Curve Records/BMG.
BWW Album Review: Exploring Laughs and Loneliness with SALAD DAYS PhotoBWW Album Review: Exploring Laughs and Loneliness with SALAD DAYS
by Amanda Prahl - March 1, 2021

Within the first few lines of the opening song of Salad Days, the mini-musical already tells you exactly what it’s going to be: a delightful, deliberately modern comedy that lightly pokes fun at the markers of urban millennial life.
BWW Album Review: Kyle Taylor Parker Brings Plenty of BROADWAY SOUL PhotoBWW Album Review: Kyle Taylor Parker Brings Plenty of BROADWAY SOUL
by Amanda Prahl - February 22, 2021

Kyle Taylor Parker’s Broadway Soul, Vol. 2 features all the familiar Broadway songs you love, but with a unique take that makes them feel fresh again.
BWW Album Review: Nick Blaemire Reminds Us 'At Least We're Alive' With Relevant New E PhotoBWW Album Review: Nick Blaemire Reminds Us 'At Least We're Alive' With Relevant New EP 'Superstitious Drive'
by Stephi Wild - February 16, 2021

Nick Blaemire has made quite a name for himself in the theatre community, most recently appearing on the US tour of Falsettos, the off-Broadway production of tick, tick...BOOM! and the world premiere of The Spongebob Musical in Chicago.
BWW Album Review: Marisha Wallace's Debut Album 'Tomorrow' Invites Listeners to Belie PhotoBWW Album Review: Marisha Wallace's Debut Album 'Tomorrow' Invites Listeners to Believe in a Better Future
by Courtney Savoia - January 28, 2021

West End and Broadway star, Marisha Wallace, (Dreamgirls, Waitress and The Book of Mormon) recently released her debut album “Tomorrow” through Universal's Decca Records. Offering a combination of dynamic covers and original tracks, the album reminds the theater lover of the brightness, hope, and life that this community still breathes – despite lockdowns and unprecedented challenges.
BWW Album Review: BEETLEJUICE: THE DEMOS! THE DEMOS! THE DEMOS! Gives Insight Into Ed PhotoBWW Album Review: BEETLEJUICE: THE DEMOS! THE DEMOS! THE DEMOS! Gives Insight Into Eddie Perfect's Process Creating the Fan-Favorite Musical
by Stephi Wild - January 18, 2021

I'll say this three times: I absolutely love Beetlejuice the Musical. In fact, I actually saw it multiple times during its Broadway run. When I heard that Eddie Perfect, who wrote the music and lyrics, would be releasing this album of demos, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.
BWW Album Review: ESTELLA SCROOGE Embraces Those Christmas Cliches PhotoBWW Album Review: ESTELLA SCROOGE Embraces Those Christmas Cliches
by Amanda Prahl - January 17, 2021

Estella Scrooge has several strong elements: a talented cast giving it their all, catchy music, and witty lyrics. But an inconsistent tone and too many wink-wink references prevent the album from becoming more than the sum of its parts.
BWW Album Review: Alex Boniello's Debut EP 'Hi' is the Brave Companion So Many of Us  PhotoBWW Album Review: Alex Boniello's Debut EP 'Hi' is the Brave Companion So Many of Us Are Seeking
by Courtney Savoia - January 15, 2021

Broadway favorite, Alex Boniello, most recently seen on stage in the Tony Award-winning Dear Evan Hansen, just released his debut EP, titled “Hi,” written during his last few months of the musical. With COVID-19 changing the state of our world and the theater community, this catalog is extremely relevant for the times that we are currently in as a collective. In addition to the EP, a music video for one of Boniello’s songs, 'I'm So Tired,' has been released. The video, directed by his former Dear Evan Hansen co-star Gabrielle Carrubba, can be viewed on YouTube.
BWW Album Review: Jason Robert Brown's 'Coming from Inside the House (A Virtual Subcu PhotoBWW Album Review: Jason Robert Brown's 'Coming from Inside the House (A Virtual Subculture Concert)' Offers Relevance, Reassurance, and Resilience
by Courtney Savoia - January 7, 2021

Craft Recordings and Concord Theatricals recently released the official album for Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown’s Spring 2020 virtual SubCulture concert, featuring Ariana Grande and Shoshana Bean. “Coming From Inside The House (A Virtual SubCulture Concert)” was recorded for a one-night video streaming event on April 27, 2020 and was originally presented as a benefit for the SubCulture staff and musicians from the Jason Robert Brown Artist-in-Residence concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BWW Album Review: THE PROM Has an Unruly Heart and Uneven Performances PhotoBWW Album Review: THE PROM Has an Unruly Heart and Uneven Performances
by Amanda Prahl - January 4, 2021

The Prom's movie soundtrack is largely a well-made version of Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin’s score, although it occasionally seems to prioritize glitz and polish over the scrappy joys of its stage predecessor.
BWW Album Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SKIVVIES SHOW: THE ALBUM is Wildly Fun Entertainme PhotoBWW Album Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SKIVVIES SHOW: THE ALBUM is Wildly Fun Entertainment
by David Clarke - December 11, 2020

Just in time for Halloween 2020, Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina independently released THE ROCKY HORROR SKIVVIES SHOW: THE ALBUM. Following COVID safety protocols, they gathered their friends and colleagues together to produce one of the most entertaining cast albums ever recorded.
BWW Album Review: Ahrens & Flaherty's LEGACY Is a Truly Heartfelt Tribute PhotoBWW Album Review: Ahrens & Flaherty's LEGACY Is a Truly Heartfelt Tribute
by Amanda Prahl - December 11, 2020

Bright spots in 2020 have been few and far between, but 'Legacy,' a previously-unreleased pair of song cycles from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, is definitely one of the year’s unexpected highlights.
BWW Album Review: Leslie Odom, Jr.'s 'The Christmas Album' Infuses Love, Joy, and Mer PhotoBWW Album Review: Leslie Odom, Jr.'s 'The Christmas Album' Infuses Love, Joy, and Merriment into the Holiday Season
by Courtney Savoia - December 9, 2020

Tony and Grammy Award winner, Leslie Odom Jr., who originated the role of Aaron Burr in Broadway’s Hamilton, recently released his new holiday album, The Christmas Album, which also features the legendary Cynthia Erivo and Nicolette Robinson, as well as The Walls Group and Michea Walls.
BWW Album Review: IF THE FATES ALLOW Offers Hope Through a Hard Winter PhotoBWW Album Review: IF THE FATES ALLOW Offers Hope Through a Hard Winter
by Amanda Prahl - December 7, 2020

“Spring will come again” may be one of the most iconic lines in Hadestown, but the cast’s new holiday album 'If the Fates Allow' proves that they’re just as talented in the winter chill as in the bloom of spring.
BWW Album Review: Tony Nominee and Emmy Winner, Liz Callaway, Gifts New Holiday Album PhotoBWW Album Review: Tony Nominee and Emmy Winner, Liz Callaway, Gifts New Holiday Album Comfort and Joy–An Acoustic Christmas That Speaks Directly to the Soul
by Courtney Savoia - December 3, 2020

Working Girl Records recently announced that Tony nominee and Emmy winner, Liz Callaway, will release her new holiday album Comfort and Joy–An Acoustic Christmas, on Friday, December 4, 2020. Knowing that this holiday season would look and feel different, Callaway took to social media for inspiration on song favorites and decided to create an entire acoustic album for the end of 2020. Collaborating virtually with Peter Calo, a renowned guitarist and producer, Callaway’s album features ten special tracks – from traditional carols to newer Christmas classics (including songs written by Sara Bareilles, and her sister, Ann Hampton Callaway), as well as a guest vocal from Grammy nominee Jann Klose.
BWW Album Review: TOGETHER AT CHRISTMAS Embraces the Holiday Spirit PhotoBWW Album Review: TOGETHER AT CHRISTMAS Embraces the Holiday Spirit
by Amanda Prahl - November 25, 2020

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are here with a perfect soundtrack for the season, Together at Christmas. The duo of stage icons are teaming up again for an album of holiday favorites, and although there are a few missteps along the way, the end result is, mostly, a pleasantly charming addition to your holiday music rotation.
BWW Album Review: IN THE GREEN Offers a Rainbow of Revelation About the Human Journey PhotoBWW Album Review: IN THE GREEN Offers a Rainbow of Revelation About the Human Journey
by Courtney Savoia - November 10, 2020

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS recently announced the digital release of the Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 original cast recording of In the Green – the new musical by Grace McLean. The album features orchestrations by Grace McLean and Kris Kukul, with music supervision by Kris Kukul, and music direction by Ada Westfall.
BWW Album Review: Laura Benanti's Self-Titled Debut Album is Self-Care at its Finest PhotoBWW Album Review: Laura Benanti's Self-Titled Debut Album is Self-Care at its Finest
by David Clarke - November 6, 2020

Recently, Laura Benanti released her delightful self-titled debut album on Sony Masterworks. The record springs to life with light jazz covers of cherished classic and contemporary pop hits.
BWW Album Review: SHE IS RISEN: VOLUME TWO is a True Superstar PhotoBWW Album Review: SHE IS RISEN: VOLUME TWO is a True Superstar
by David Clarke - October 5, 2020

We asked for it, and 2020 delivered! Last month, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the musical, the All Female Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR dropped their highly anticipated second EP.
BWW Album Review: EINSTEIN'S DREAMS Celebrates the Human Imagination Through the Lens PhotoBWW Album Review: EINSTEIN'S DREAMS Celebrates the Human Imagination Through the Lens of Legendary Thinker
by Courtney Savoia - October 1, 2020

Broadway Records recently celebrated the release of the original Off-Broadway cast recording of Einstein's Dreams. Written by Joanne Sydney Lessner (book and lyrics) and Joshua Rosenblum (music and lyrics), the musical ran Off-Broadway last winter and received four Drama Desk nominations, including Outstanding Music and Lyrics.
BWW Album Review: Nick Cordero Proves He Is 'One Of The Great Ones' with LIVE YOUR LI PhotoBWW Album Review: Nick Cordero Proves He Is 'One Of The Great Ones' with LIVE YOUR LIFE - LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW
by David Clarke - September 17, 2020

The fact that Nick Cordero isna??t here to celebrate NICK CORDERO: LIVE YOUR LIFE - LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW is an injustice. The record is absolutely breathtaking. Corderoa??s sincerity, heart, and remarkable talent radiates across every second of the recording.
BWW Album Review: Sarah Stiles' You Can Ukulele With Me is the Rejuvenating Vacation  PhotoBWW Album Review: Sarah Stiles' You Can Ukulele With Me is the Rejuvenating Vacation We All Need
by Courtney Savoia - September 9, 2020

Tony Award nominee, Sarah Stiles (Tootsie, Hand to God) recently released her debut EP, You Can Ukulele With Me, via Broadway Records. This recoding is in collaboration with songwriter, Holly Gewandter, and has become a bright spot in these uncertain times. Coincidentally recorded ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic, this EP resonates now more than ever, as we are searching for an escape from the stress and worry and this recording, produced and arranged by Scott Wasserman, is a cheery and humorous antidote.
BWW Album Review: A KILLER PARTY Is More Fun Than Mystery PhotoBWW Album Review: A KILLER PARTY Is More Fun Than Mystery
by Amanda Prahl - September 7, 2020

A Killer Party has figured out exactly how to tap into digital-theatre-era frustrations and jokes. A murder mystery that leans gleefully into the campiness of the genre more than the horror, the soundtrack to this video-conferenced musical is as far from deadly dull as it gets.

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