CD REVIEW: Richard Beadle - Songs, Feat. Julie Atherton, Jon Boydon & More
There's much to love in this collection of musical theatre pieces written by Richard Beadle, whose musical direction credits include Betty Blue Eyes (Novello Theatre), Hair! (Gielgud Theatre), Priscilla, Queen Of the Desert (Palace Theatre) and Grease (Piccadilly Theatre). (more...)
BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL Gets Sampler Release, 4/24
Bring it On: The Musical will get a three song sampler from Sh-K-Boom Records on April 24, 2012. The album will include the tracks for It's All Happening, Ain't No Thing, and Enjoy The Trip. (more...)
ONCE's Glen Hansard to Release Solo Album, 6/19
Over 20 years in the making, singer songwriter Glen Hansard will release his first ever solo album, Rhythm and Repose, on Anti- Records June 19. Best known for his work with The Frames, The Swell Season and in the feature film Once, for which he won an Academy Award, Rhythm and Repose is Hansard's debut solo album and first album of new material since his 2009 release Strict Joy with The Swell Season. The album will be available for pre-sale at the Anti Store.
In recent months Hansard has been seen in the documentary The Swell Season which has toured the film festival circuit this year, contributed two songs to the blockbuster soundtrack, The Hunger Games, and been active in the promotion of Once, The Musical which successfully opened on Broadway on March 18. Hansard will support the new record on a U.S. tour. See reverse for details. (more...)
Applause Books Releases THE SOUND OF MUSIC FAMILY SCRAPBOOK
The inside story of the beloved movie musical, revealed by Charmian Carr, Nicholas Hammond, Heather Menzies, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner, and Kym Karath, the actors who starred as the von Trapp children. (more...)
Laura Selwood, Shona White & More Set for HEY PRODUCER! Album Showcase & Signing on April 7
Dress Circle have announced that they will be hosting a showcase for the new album Hey Producer!, a collection of musical theatre and cabaret songs by Danny Davies recorded by West End leads, on Saturday 7th April 2012 at 12pm in their shop at 57/59 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9DG. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL On Sale Now
In THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL, sinners are invited to a theme park where they endure the repetition of their transgressions. Lucifer and his colorful cast of singing carnies guide these lost souls through their wild, warped amusement park.
Check out the trailer for the soundtrack - now available - below!
Leslie Uggams UPTOWN DOWNTOWN CD Now Available
Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams (On Golden Pond, King Headley II, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes, Jerry's Girls, Her First Roman, Hallelujah, Baby! and television's Roots) has launched her new CD Uptown Downtown, now available online at CDBaby.com. This 2-CD cast album includes 21 tracks (24 songs) from her one-woman autobiographical musical that charts her career from Harlem (Uptown) to Broadway (Downtown), and everywhere in between. (more...)
TCG Books Releases ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS by Richard Bean
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announces the availability of the U.S. edition of Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors, published by Oberon Books. One Man, Two Guvnors arrives on Broadway on April 6, 2012, starring James Corden, the leading man from the London run. This edition is the Broadway version of the One Man, Two Guvnors script, specially revised by the playwright to tickle the funny bone of American audiences.
Deutsche Grammophon to Release Recording Featuring Myung-Whun Chung & the Seoul Philharmonic, 4/10
Deutsche Grammophon presents conductor Myung-Whun Chung and his Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra with a new album of Debussy and Ravel. The orchestra regularly performs for largely sold-out audiences. In anticipation of the orchestra's first official North American tour, the Yellow Label releases this album of French masterpieces, available April 10. (more...)
WEST SIDE STORY Star Rita Moreno to Publish Memoir; Winter 2013 Release Expected
Celebra Books, a division of Penguin Group (USA), announced the acquisition of legendary film, television, and stage performer Rita Moreno's untitled memoir. Executive Editor Denise Silvestro acquired world rights to the book from Dan Strone, CEO of Trident Media Group. The book will be published in winter 2013. (more...)
Cheyenne Jackson Teams with Sia, Charlotte Sometimes on New Album; June Release Anticipated
As BroadwayWorld first learned last weekend in our interview with Cheyenne Jackson at the GLAAD Media Awards, the star has a new album in the works. He exclusively revealed to BroadwayWorld that collaborators include Sia & Charlotte Sometimes, and today we have learned that the album is set for release in June. (more...)
Upcoming Broadway DVD Releases for April 2012
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related DVDs for April 2012.
Upcoming Theater Book Releases for April 2012
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for April 2012.
Patti Smith to Release New Album 6/5
Patti Smith has announced the June 5th release of her eleventh studio album, Banga. This album marks Smith's first collection of original material since 2004, when she made her Columbia Records debut with the critically-acclaimed trampin'. 'April Fool,' the first single from Banga, (featuring Tom Verlaine) is available digitally today. (more...)
Encores! MERRILY WE GO ALONG to Release Cast Recording in June
PS Classics is now taking preorders for a new two-disc cast recording of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, performed by the cast of New York City Center's Encores! 2012 production. The album is set for general release on June 19. (more...)
ONCE Cast Recording Debuts at #1 on Billboard Cast Album Chart
Masterworks Broadway has released the Original Broadway Cast Recording of ONCE. The new musical debuted at #1 on the Billboard's Cast Album Chart.
ONCE opened on Sunday at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Produced by Steve Epstein and Martin Lowe, the album is available now. (more...)
Sheldon Harnick & Margery Gray Harnick Release 'The Outdoor Museum'; Related Events Announced Thru 7/10
The Outdoor Museum (not your usual images of New York) is a book of photographs and verse created as a tribute to the iconic city of New York. (more...)
Gavin Creel Releases Get Out Album
Singer, songwriter and activist Gavin Creel's newest solo album, Get Out, is now available on iTunes and Amazon.com. Last night, Creel previewed songs from the album at two sold-out concerts at Joe's Pub, streamed on LiveStream for fans across the country (http://new.livestream.com/joespub/gavincreel). (more...)
THE GOOD OLD BAD OLD DAYS Gets First CD Release from Kritzerland
Kritzerland is set to release the Original Cast Recording of THE GOOLD OLD BAD OLD DAYS, featuring a score by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Limited copies of 1,000 only are now available from Kritzerland priced at $19.98 plus shipping. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Raul Esparza Records for OVER THE MOON: The Broadway Lullaby Project
Broadway's brightest stars, composers, and musicians are teaming up to create OVER THE MOON: The Broadway Lullaby Project. The 2-CD set, 48-page children's book is illustrated by America's best loved artists, features original music and art. The project benefits breast cancer research, support and education.
BroadwayWorld will be bringing you videos of some of your favorite Broadway stars in the recording studio, contributing their bit to the album. In this series kick-off, we bring you Raul Esparza (Leap of Faith, Company) recording 'This Little World' (Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman). (more...)
Linda Lavin Heads to San Francisco and Wilmington to Promote New Album,3/17, 3/21
Linda Lavin to perform concerts March 17 in Wilmington and March 22 in San Francisco prior to returning to Broadway in the new comedy THE LYONS. (more...)
Idina Menzel's Live CD and DVD 'Barefoot at the Symphony' Now Available!
TONY Award-winning Idina Menzel is releasing the CD and DVD to her forthcoming PBS Special Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony. Recorded in Toronto at the Koerner Hall, the special will air on PBS in March, and features Broadway numbers as well as imaginative re-workings of modern tunes such as Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face' and Sting's 'Roxanne'. (more...)
Sondheim's LOOK, I MADE A HAT Wins Sheridan Morely Theatre Bio Prize
The 5th annual Sheridan Morely Prize was presented today, March 8th, at the Garrick Club in London's Covent Garden to Stephen Sondheim for his book LOOK, I MADE A HAT., according to WhatsOnStage.com. (more...)
Madonna's W.E. Releases on DVD and Blu-ray 5/1
Madonna's W.E. Releases on DVD and Blu-ray May 1. W.E. has received numerous accolades, including a 2011 Academy Award nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design, a 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for the song 'Masterpiece', and a 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score (Motion Picture). (more...)
Original Bess Documentary On Sale At PORGY & BESS
Nicole Franklin's 36-minute film, GERSHWIN & BESS: A DIALOGUE WITH ANNE BROWN, brings Ms. Brown back to Broadway where she reigned in the 1930s. The documentary is on sale in the lobby of the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 West 46th St, New York, N.Y. during a revised version of the musical. (more...)