Upcoming CD Releases for September 2012
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for September, 2012.
Upcoming Theater Book Releases for September 2012
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for September 2012.
BWW Interviews: MOTHERLAND Author (& Broadway Fan) Amy Sohn
Amy Sohn is the author of the novels Prospect Park West, My Old Man and Run Catch Kiss. Her latest novel, Motherland, features Melora Leigh, a former A-list actress who is starring in a Broadway revival of 'Fifth of July'. Sohn enjoys mixing fact and fiction, including a passage which reads: 'Page Six had run an item on Melora...and it had been picked up by BroadwayWorld.com' The shout-out to our site prompted us to chat with this talented author and find out how her passion for theater influences her creative process (more...)
STAGE TUBE: First Listen - 'I Think It's Going To Rain Today' from Barbra Streisand's RELEASE ME Album
The world premiere of Barbra Streisand's recording of 'I Think It's Going To Rain Today' was released today, August 28th, from her new album Release Me, which will be available on Amazon and Elusive Disc on September 25 (the CD release will be out a week later on October 2). Listen to the song below! (more...)
DROP DEAD DIVA Soundtrack Volume 2 Set for Release, 9/4
Madison Gate Records will release Drop Dead Diva: Music From The Original Television Series, Vol. 2 on September 4, 2012 exclusively on iTunes. The digital only EP features a selection of hand-picked and fan-favorite tracks from seasons 3 and 4 of the Sony Pictures Television dramedy, an original recording by 'Drop Dead Diva' series regular Margaret Cho and a new score suite by series composer Scott Starrett. The album also features an exclusive track by The Daylights titled 'The Last Thing We'll Ever Do' and is available for download only days before the highly anticipated fourth season finale of 'Drop Dead Diva' on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 9pm on Lifetime. (more...)
Betty Buckley's AH, MEN! Album Released Today, 8/28
Palmetto Records will release Tony Award winner and two-time Grammy nominee Betty Buckley's latest solo album, Betty Buckley: Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway, in stores nationwide and online today, Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Inspired by her critically acclaimed 2011 concert at Feinstein's at the Lowes Regency in New York City, Buckley reinterprets classic Broadway songs that were originally made famous by men. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: First Listen - Preview Melanie C's New Album STAGES!
Spice Girl, singer-songwriter, judge on the ITV1/Andrew Lloyd Webber show SUPERSTAR and now Mary Magdalene in the show's upcoming UK arena tour, Melanie C has just released previews of all the tracks from her new album 'Stages'. (more...)
Sneak Preview - West End's TOP HAT Cast Album Streams on Facebook!
Top Hat the Musical has now released an exclusive stream of the new cast album on the official Top Hat Facebook page. Available solely to fans who have liked the page, the stream features samples of all 18 tracks from the production. (more...)
Seth MacFarlane & More Featured on John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! CD, Set for Release 9/25
EMI Classics has announced the U.S. release of The John Wilson Orchestra's That's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical. World renowned conductor and arranger John Wilson leads an all-star cast of singers and his Grammy Award-nominated eponymous orchestra, comprised of some of the UK's finest musicians, on this dazzling recording of some of the greatest songs from Hollywood's Golden Age. Most of the scores have been lovingly and painstakingly reconstructed by Wilson, as MGM destroyed the originals in 1969. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sierra Boggess in the Recording Studio for Rodgers & Hammerstein AT THE MOVIES!
Broadway veteran Sierra Boggess will be featured on the upcoming Rodgers & Hammerstein At The Movies CD, singing 'I Have Confidence' from THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Watch the video below for footage of Boggess recording at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London with John Wilson and The John Wilson Orchestra, plus interviews with the actress and other featured soloists from the album! (more...)
THE WIZ, BRIGADOON, FINIAN'S RAINBOW and More Featured on New Barbra Streisand Album; 9/25 Release
Barbra Streisand's private music vault holds all the master tapes she's recorded for five decades. Now, she's sharing 11 previously unreleased songs, spanning a cross-section of her career from 1963 to the present. The collection, titled Release Me, will be available on vinyl (Tuesday, September 25) and on CD (Tuesday, October 9). (more...)
BWW TV: Inside the Making of John Wilson Orchestra’s THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT Album; Release Set for 9/25
EMI Classics has just announced the U.S. release of The John Wilson Orchestra's That's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical. World renowned conductor and arranger John Wilson leads an all-star cast of singers and his Grammy® Award-nominated eponymous orchestra, comprised of some of the UK's finest musicians, on this dazzling recording of some of the greatest songs from Hollywood's Golden Age. Most of the scores have been lovingly and painstakingly reconstructed by Wilson, as MGM destroyed the originals in 1969. This is the first time the songs, including "Singin' in the Rain", "Steppin' Out with My Baby", "The Trolley Song", and title track "That's Entertainment", have been recorded in their intended orchestration since the films' original soundtrack recordings. That's Entertainment, also features a world-class cast of singers including Kim Criswell, Matthew Ford, Sarah Fox, Seth MacFarlane (the creator of Family Guy) and Curtis Stigers. The Standard Edition CD, a Deluxe Edition and a DVD of the 2009 BBC Proms, which launched John Wilson to fame in his native UK, is currently featured as part of a major national PBS pledge drive in August and September, will be available through all stores and online retailers on September 25th, 2012. (more...)
Gore Vidal Biography Planned for 2015
According to the New York Times, Doubleday will soon publish a biography of recently deceased playwright Gore Vidal. Jay Parini, a friend of Vidal's for many years, will write the book, which is planned to be released in 2015. (more...)
Broadway Designer Lloyd Burlingame Releases Book TWO SEEING EYE DOGS TAKE MANHATTAN
Lloyd Burlingame, a prominent Broadway designer, celebrates his faithful and intrepid Seeing Eye Dogs in a new book release, Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan! A Love Story. Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan (ISBN: 978-1-477446-02-7, Trade Paper, 234 pages, $14.95) will be available wherever books are sold in August 2012. (more...)
Catherine Zeta-Jones to Narrate GPR's THE RUNAWAY BUNNY Recording, Set for Release, 11/15
GPR Records will release a recording of Catherine Zeta-Jones narrating The Runaway Bunny, based on the best selling children's classic by Margaret Wise Brown. Also on the CD will be English Baritone Mark Stone singing Goodnight Moon and a special guest superstar narrating Poulenc's Babar, The Elephant. The CD will be released on November 15th, will be available at www.GPRRecords.com, Amazon, and iTunes. (more...)
NY Phil's COMPANY IN CONCERT DVD, Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone & More, Set for Release, 11/13!
Image Entertainment, Inc. is set to release Company In Concert on DVD November 13, 2012 and is now available for Amazon pre-order! This production of Stephen Sondheim's iconic tour de force on contemporary relationships features the New York Philharmonic and an all-star cast, including Craig Bierko, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Katie Finneran, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Lazar, Patti LuPone, Jill Paice, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jim Walton and Chryssie Whitehead. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Lauren Robert's Debut CD Dazzles With Original Blues, R&B and Gospel Songs
When Lauren Robert powerfully performed her early August show at Iridium Jazz Club, her 12-song set of blues, R&B and gospel tunes included four original songs off her recently-released CD, Listen-I Mean It. But if her live show was just offering a titillating CD tease, the disc itself is a soulful seduction-a 15-song package of passion, intimacy, vulnerability, and risk, all wrapped in lyrical expressiveness, melodic intensity, and some of the best blues/rock/gospel singing to come down the pike since Janis asked the Lord to buy her a Mercedes Benz. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Promo - 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION Set for Release on Ghostlight Records Today, 8/14
The debut album from composer Ryan Scott Oliver, 35MM: A Musical Exhibition (Original Cast Recording), will be released digitally today, August 14th by Ghostlight Records. The album will be available in stores on Tuesday, September 11th. (Pre-orders for the recording are now being taken at http://sh-k-boom.com/35mm.shtml.) An album release concert is being planned for mid-September, about which additional details will be announced shortly. In the meantime, check out a video promo, featuring songs from the album and footage from the live production, below! (more...)
Joseph Leo Bwarie Departs JERSEY BOYS National Tour to Record Second Solo Album Today, 8/12
After a four year, 45-city run, actor Joseph Leo Bwarie, critically- acclaimed for his starring role as Frankie Valli in the 1st National Tour of the hit musical Jersey Boys, will depart the production today, August 12, 2012 to begin work on his second solo studio album.
CARRIE: THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway Cast Recording Set for Release Sept. 25!
According to Amazon.com, the 'premiere cast' recording for CARRIE: THE MUSICAL will be released on September 25, 2012. BroadwayWorld will bring you the latest updates, including a tracklist and album artwork, when they become available! (more...)
THE EDIE ADAMS CHRISTMAS ALBUM Set for Release, Oct 9
Omnivore Recordings has announced the release of The Edie Adams Christmas Album featuring Ernie Kovacs on October 9. The first-ever Edie Adams (www.edieadams.com) Christmas album features classic holiday recordings from the early-to-mid-1950s drawn from the Kovacs Unlimited television show. The 15-track album includes extensive liner notes coupled with rare photos from her personal archive and duets with the legendary comedian Ernie Kovacs (www.erniekovacs.com). (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Promo - 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION Set for Release on Ghostlight Records, 8/14
The debut album from composer Ryan Scott Oliver, 35MM: A Musical Exhibition (Original Cast Recording), will be released digitally on Tuesday, August 14th by Ghostlight Records. The album will be available in stores on Tuesday, September 11th. (Pre-orders for the recording are now being taken at http://sh-k-boom.com/35mm.shtml.) An album release concert is being planned for mid-September, about which additional details will be announced shortly. In the meantime, check out a video promo, featuring songs from the album and footage from the live production, below! (more...)
Upcoming Broadway DVD Releases for August 2012
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related DVDs for August 2012.
Upcoming Theater Book Releases for August 2012
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for August 2012.
New Label Broadway Records Releases 3 New Albums!
There is a brand new label dedicated to Broadway-related recordings! Broadway Records has recently released 3 new albums: BONNIE & CLYDE (Original Broadway Cast), LYSISTRATA JONES (Original Broadway Cast) and NICK JONAS: Songs from HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. More releases coming soon, including JEKYLL & HYDE - 2012 Concept Recording! (more...)