Valarie Pettiford Releases Second Solo Album VELVET SKY Today, 9/18
Today, September 18, 2012, Pettiford will release her second solo album, "Velvet Sky", a collection of original lullabies. She brings a tenderness and wealth of emotion to the thirteen tracks on this new album, all of which were written especially for her by two legendary writing teams - Ron Abel (music)/Chuck Steffan (lyrics) and Michael Orland (music)/Jamie Wooten (lyrics). The songs range from playful numbers that are meant to inspire play between parents and their children, as well as softer tracks to lull babies (of all ages) to sleep. (more...)
Exclusive: First Look at Cover Art & Details for Barbra Streisand's New RELEASE ME QVC Bonus DVD!
Barbra Streisand's longtime collaborator Richard Jay-Alexander is scheduled to appear on QVC Thursday, September 20 at 7 AM and noon (ET) to offer the singer's upcoming album 'Release Me,' which has been specially packaged with a bonus DVD for the multimedia retailer. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Nick Bromley's THEATRE LORE
Theatre Lore: A Dictionary of Backstage Language, Expressions and Useful Stage Knowledge for those Theatrically Bent or of a Curious Nature is a new book written by Nick Bromley, a Company Stage Manager who has worked on over fifty plays and musicals in his incredibly successful career. Being a trained Stage Manager myself, I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this publication. (more...)
TCG Releases Athol Fugard Collection: THE TRAIN DRIVER AND OTHER PLAYS
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of The Train Driver and Other Plays, a new collection by Athol Fugard. The Train Driver is currently receiving its U.S. premiere at Signature Theatre Company is New York City under the direction of the playwright. (more...)
Ben Brantley's BROADWAY MUSICALS: FROM THE PAGES OF THE NEW YORK TIMES Volume Set for Release, Oct 9
According to Amazon.com, the book Broadway Musicals: From the Pages of The New York Times by Ben Brantley will be released on October 9, 2012. It is now available for pre-order here. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: First Listen - Heather Headley Sings 'Only One In The World'
Grammy and Tony Award-Winner Heather Headley's new CD, Only One In The World, is slated for release on September 25, 2012, featuring new songs penned by Headley, R&B hits, familiar favorites and a cut from the upcoming production of The Bodyguard: A New Musical, in which Headley makes her London West End debut this fall. The highly-anticipated CD project is released by in:ciite Media and its distribution partner EMI-CMG Distribution. Listen below to Headley sing the title track 'Only One In The World' from the new album! (more...)
Jherek Bischoff Announces New Album and Tour Schedule
Jherek Bischoff releases instrumental version of his album Composed called Scores: Composed Instrumentals on September 18th via Brassland. (more...)
TCG to Publish 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, Sept 2012
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Quiara Alegria Hudes's Water by the Spoonful, the 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play, which will be available in paperback and hardcover, premiered at Hartford Stage in Hartford, CT in 2011 and will receive its Off-Broadway premiere at New York City's Second Stage Theatre in winter 2012. (more...)
Streisand & Richard Jay-Alexander Back to QVC on September 20
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...)
David Rothenberg's FORTUNE IN MY EYES Set for Release, Oct 9
Every age has had its stars who combine show business glitz and political passion, with Bono, Sean Penn, and Angelina Jolie among those carrying that mantle currently. But few, if any, have inhabited those two worlds as dramatically and comprehensively as David Rothenberg. Although never himself a 'star,' Rothenberg's multilayered life brought him contact with Broadway's brightest lights, as well as prison riots, political campaigns, civil rights sit-ins, and a Central American civil war. It all is recounted in his searing memoir, Fortune in My Eyes: A Memoir of Broadway Glamour, Social Justice, and Political Passion. (more...)
A&E Miniseries COMA, Starring Steven Pasquale and More, Comes to DVD, 10/30
An all-star cast headlines the hit, suspenseful sci-fi miniseries COMA, debuting on DVD October 30th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film is a chilling, four-hour, modern-day retelling of The New York Times bestselling novel by Robin Cook, and 1978 film written and directed by Michael Crichton. (more...)
Andrea Marcovicci Releases SMILE Album; Performs at Cafe Carlyle, 10/2-27
Andrea Marcovicci, the acclaimed singer and actress, has announced the release of her first CD of new material in five years, Smile, on her own label Andreasong. The new recoding her is based on her show of the same name that will be performed at New York's famed Cafe Carlyle from October 2 to 27 after hit runs in Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. The disc can be purchased at CDBaby.com and Marcovicci.com. The CD will also be available at live performances, starting with Andrea's final West Coast performances of Smile at The Gardenia in Hollywood on September 14 and 15. (more...)
DROP DEAD DIVA Soundtrack Volume 2 Released Today, 9/4
Madison Gate Records will release Drop Dead Diva: Music From The Original Television Series, Vol. 2 today, 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...)
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES Cast Album Released Today, 9/4
As previously reported by BroadwayWorld, the Encores! cast of GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES went into the recording studio last month to put a cast album together. As per Megan Hilty's official website, the recording is set to be released today, September 4. (more...)
ROCK OF AGES Film Set for Release on Blu-Ray and DVD, Oct 9
According to CinemaBlend.com, Adam Shankman's Rock of Ages film adaptation of the Broadway musical is slated for release on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download October 9, 2012. (more...)
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...)