Thursday, March 9, 2017

SHOW MUSIC RELEASES: MARCH/APRIL 2017


Here you find a list, as complete as possible, of all the CDs, digital albums, DVDs and Blu-ray regarding stage and movie musicals that that are being released in March and April 2017. The list is in alphabetical order.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Original Movie Soundtrack of Disney's 2017 live-action remake. Songs why Alan Menken and Howard Ashman; includes there new songs by Alan Menken and Tim Rice.  Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Hattie Morahan, Nathan Mack, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. 

COME FROM AWAY – Original Broadway Cast recording starring Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley. Music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. 

FINIAN’S RAINBOW – Blu-ray release of the 1970 movie adaptation of the Broadway musical. Starring Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Don Francks, Keenan Wynn, Barbara Hancock, Al Freeman Jr., Ronald Colby, Dolph Sweet, Wright King and Louis Silas. Music by Burton Lane and lyrics by E. Y. Harburg. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. 

SPAMILTON – Original Off-Broadway Cast recording of the show by Gerard Alessandrini (FORBIDDEN BROADWAY). Featuring Dan Rosales, Nicholas Edwards, Juwan Crawley, Chris Anthony Giles, Nora Schell, Christine Pedi and Glenn Bassett. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

MUSICALS AT THE OSCARS

The Hollywood Academy was always fond of Movie Musicals and through the years they had given that genre several Oscars. So here is a list, as complete as possible (and probably with unwanted mistakes), of all the Movie Musicals (comedies, dramas, biographies) that won Oscars or that were nominated for more than one Oscar.

The list goes from the present to the past and I hope it’ll bring you as many memories and surprises as it brought me.

2016
LA LA LAND – was nominated for 14 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 6: Best Director, Best Actress (Emma Stone), Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Original Score and Best Original Song
MOANA - was nominated for 2 Oscars

2014
INTO THE WOODS - was nominated for 3 Oscars

2013
FROZEN - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 2: Best  Animation Picture and Best Original Song

2012
LES MISÉRABLES - was nominated for 8 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 3: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Anne Hathaway) Best Sound Mixing, Best Make-up

2009
NINE - was nominated for 4 Oscars / THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG - was nominated for 3 Oscars

2007
LA MÔME - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 2: Best Actress (Marion Cotillard) and Make-up
SWEENEY TODD - was nominated for 3 Oscars / ENCHANTED - was nominated for 3 Oscars

2006
DREAMGIRLS - was nominated for 8 Oscars and won 2: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Hudson), Sound

2005
WALK THE LINE - was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 1: Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon)

2004
RAY - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 2: Best Actor (Jamie Foxx), Sound
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - was nominated for 3 Oscars

2002
CHICAGO - was nominated for 13 Oscars and won 6: Best Picture, Actress in a Supporting Role (Catherine Zeta-Jones), Art Direction - Set Decoration, Costume Design, Editing, Sound

2001
MOULIN ROUGE - was nominated for 8 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 2: Art Direction - Set Decoration, Costume Design

2000
BILLY ELLIOT - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1999
TOPSY-TURBY - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 4: Best Costume Design, Make-Up

1998
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("When You Believe")

1997
ANASTASIA - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1996
EVITA - was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("You Must Love Me")

1995
POCAHONTAS - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won: Best Original Song ("Colors of the Wind"), Original Musical or Comedy Score

1994
THE LION KING - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 2: Best Original Song ("Can You Feel the Love Tonight "), Original Musical or Comedy Score

1992
ALADDIN - was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 2: Best Original Song ("A Whole New World "), Original Score

1991
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 2: Best Original Song ("Beauty and the Beast "), Original Musical or Comedy Score

1989
THE LITTLE MERMAID - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 2: Best Original Song ("Under the Sea"), Original Musical or Comedy Score

1987
DIRTY DANCING - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Original Song ("I've Had the Time of My Life")

1986
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1985
A CHORUS LINE - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1984
PURPLE RAIN - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Original Song Score
THE COTTON CLUB - was nominated for 2 Oscars / FOOTLOOSE - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1983
YENTL - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song Score
FLASHDANCE - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("Flashdance... What a Feeling")

1982
VICTOR / VICTORIA - was nominated for 7 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score
ANNIE - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1981
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1980
FAME - was nominated for 6 Oscars and won 2: Best Original Song ("Fame"), Original Score
COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER - was nominated for 7 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)

1979
ALL THAT JAZZ - was nominated for 9 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 4: Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Costume Design, Film Editing, Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score
THE ROSE - was nominated for 3 Oscars / THE MUPPET MOVIE - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1978
THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Original Song ("Last Dance")
THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score
THE WIZ - was nominated for 4 Oscars

1977
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score
PETE'S DRAGON - was nominated for 2 Oscars / THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1976
A STAR IS BORN - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("Evergreen")

1975
NASHVILLE - was nominated for 5 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Original Song ("I'm Easy")
FUNNY LADY - was nominated for 5 Oscars / TOMMY - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1974
THE LITTLE PRINCE - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1973
TOM SAWYER - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1972
CABARET - was nominated for 10 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 8: Best Director (Bob Fosse), Actress (Liza Minnelli), Actor in a Supporting Role (Joel Grey), Art Direction - Set Decoration, Cinematography, Film Editing, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation, Sound
LADY SINGS THE BLUES - was nominated for 5 Oscars

1971
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - was nominated for 8 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 3: Best Cinematography, Scoring Adaptation and Original Song Score, Sound
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS - was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 1: Best Special Visual Effects

1970
LET IT BE - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Original Song Score
DARLING LILI - was nominated for 3 Oscars / SCROOGE - was nominated for 4 Oscars

1969
HELLO, DOLLY! - was nominated for 7 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 3: Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation), Sound
SWEET CHARITY - was nominated for 3 Oscars / GOODBYE MR. CHIPS - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1968
OLIVER! - was nominated for 11 Oscars and won 5: Best Picture, Director (Carol Reed), Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation), Art Direction - Set Decoration, Sound
FUNNY GIRL - was nominated for 8 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Actress (Barbra Streisand)
STAR! - was nominated for 6 Oscars / FINIAN'S RAINBOW - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1967
CAMELOT - was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 3: Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Costume Design, Scoring of Music - Adaptation or Treatment
DOCTOR DOLITTLE - was nominated for 9 Oscars and won 2: Best Original Song ("Talk to the Animals"), Special Effects
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE - was nominated for 7 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Music Score

1966
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Scoring of Music - Adaptation or Treatment

1965
THE SOUND OF MUSIC - was nominated for 10 Oscars and won 5: Best Picture, Director (Robert Wise), Film Editing, Scoring of Music - Adaptation or Treatment, Sound
LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG - was nominated for 4 Oscars

1964
MY FAIR LADY - was nominated for 12 Oscars and won 8: Best Picture, Director (George Cukor), Actor (Rex Harrison), Cinematography, Costume Design, Scoring of Music - Adaptation or Treatment, Art Direction - Set Decoration, Sound
MARY POPPINS - was nominated for 13 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 5: Best Actress (Julie Andrews), Original song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee"), Special Visual Effects, Film Editing, Score - Substantially Original
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN - was nominated for 6 Oscars / WHAT A WAY TO GO! - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1963
BYE BYE BIRDIE - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1962
THE MUSIC MAN - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Scoring of Music - Adaptation or Treatment
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 1: Best Costume Design - Color
GYPSY - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1961
WEST SIDE STORY - was nominated for 11 Oscars and won 10: Best Picture, Director (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins), Actor in a Supporting Role (George Chakiris), Actress in a Supporting Role (Rita Moreno), Art Direction - Set Decoration - Color, Cinematography - Color, Costume Design - Color, Film Editing, Scoring of a Musical Picture, Sound
FLOWER DRUM SONG - was nominated for 5 Oscars / BABES IN TOYLAND - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1960
CAN-CAN - was nominated for 2 Oscars / PEPE - was nominated for 7 Oscars

1959
PORGY AND BESS - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
THE FIVE PENNIES - was nominated for 4 Oscars

1958
GIGI - was nominated for 9 Oscars and won: Best Picture, Best Director (Vincente Minnelli), Cinematography - Color, Art Direction - Set Decoration - Color, Costume Design - Color, Film Editing, Scoring of a Musical Picture, Original Song ("Gigi"), Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
SOUTH PACIFIC - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Sound

1957
LES GIRLS - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Costume Design - Color
FUNNY FACE - was nominated for 4 Oscars / PAL JOEY - was nominated for 4 Oscars

1956
THE KING AND I - was nominated for 9 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 5: Best Actor (Yul Brynner), Art Direction - Set Decoration - Color, Costume Design - Color, Scoring of a Musical Picture, Sound
HIGH SOCIETY - was nominated for 2 Oscars / THE EDDY DUCHIN STORY - was nominated for 4 Oscars

1955
OKLAHOMA! - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 2: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture, Sound
LOVE ME O LEAVE ME - was nominated for 6 Oscars and won 1: Best Motion Picture Story
INTERRUPTED MELODY - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Story and Screenplay
GUYS AND DOLLS - was nominated for 4 Oscars / DADDY LONG LEGS - was nominated for 3 Oscars / IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1954
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS - was nominated for 5 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
THE GLENN MILLER STORY - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Sound
A STAR IS BORN - was nominated for 6 Oscars / CARMEN JONES - was nominated for 2 Oscars / THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS - was nominated for 3 Oscars / BRIGADOON - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1953
LILI - was nominated for 6 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
CALL ME MADAM - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
CALAMITY JANE - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("Secret Love")
THE BAND WAGON - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1952
WITH A SONG IN MY HEART - was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - was nominated for 2 Oscars / HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN - was nominated for 6 Oscars / THE MERRY WIDOW - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1951
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - was nominated for 8 Oscars and won 6: Best Picture, Cinematography - Color, Art Direction - Set Decoration - Color, Costume Design - Color, Scoring of a Musical Picture, Story and Screenplay
HERE COMES THE GROOM - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening")
THE GREAT CARUSO - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Sound
SHOW BOAT - was nominated for 2 Oscars / ON THE RIVIERA - was nominated for 2 Oscars / THE TALES OF HOFFMANN - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1950
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
CINDERELLA - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1949
ON THE TOWN - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Original Song ("Baby, It's Cold Outside")
JOLSON SINGS AGAIN - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1948
THE RED SHOES - was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 2: Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, Art Direction - Set Decoration - Color
WHEN MY BABY SMILES AT ME - was nominated for 2 Oscars / THE EMPEROR WALTZ - was nominated for 2 Oscars / ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1947
MOTHER WORE TIGHTS - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
SONG OT THE SOUTH - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah")

1946
THE JOLSON STORY - was nominated for 6 Oscars and won 2: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture, Sound
THE HARVEY GIRLS - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe")
BLUE SKIES - was nominated for 2 Oscars / CENTENNIAL SUMMER - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1945
ANCHORS AWEIGH - was nominated for 5 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
WONDER MAN - was nominated for 4 Oscars and won 1: Best Special Effects
STATE FAIR - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("It Might as Well Be Spring")
BELLE OF THE YUKON - was nominated for 2 Oscars / CAN'T HELP SINGING - was nominated for 2 Oscars / TONIGHT AND EVERY NIGHT - was nominated for 2 Oscars / RHAPSODY IN BLUE - was nominated for 2 Oscars/ THE THREE CABALLEROS - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1944
COVER GIRL -  was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS - was nominated for 4 Oscars / LADY IN THE DARK - - was nominated for 3 Oscars / HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN - - was nominated for 3 Oscars / BRAZIL - was nominated for 3 Oscars / HIGHER AND HIGHER - was nominated for 2 Oscars / LADY, LET'S DANCE - was nominated for 2 Oscars / MINSTREL MAN - was nominated for 2 Oscars / SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD - was nominated for 2 Oscars / UP IN ARMS - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1943
HELLO FRISCO, HELLO - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("You'll Never Know")
THIS IS THE ARMY - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
THOUSANDS CHEER - was nominated for 3 Oscars / HIT PARADE OF 1943 - was nominated for 2 Oscars / THE SKY'S THE LIMIT - was nominated for 2 Oscars / SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT - was nominated for 2 Oscars / STAGE DOOR CANTEEN - was nominated for 2 Oscars / STAR SPANGLED RHYTHM - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1942
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY - was nominated for 8 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 3: Best Actor (James Cagney), Scoring of a Musical Picture, Sound
HOLIDAY INN - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("White Christmas")
MY GAL SAL - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Art Direction - Interior Decoration - Color
YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER - was nominated for 3 Oscars / FLYING WITH MUSIC - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1941
LADY BE GOOD - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Original Song ("The Last Time I Saw Paris")
SUN VALLEY SERENADE - was nominated for 3 Oscars / THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER - was nominated for 3 Oscars / LOUISIANA PURCHASE - was nominated for 2 Oscars 1940 / THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE - was nominated for 2 Oscars / SPRING PARADE - was nominated for 3 Oscars / BITTER SWEET - was nominated for 2 Oscars / DOWN ARGENTINE WAY - was nominated for 3 Oscars / STRIKE UP THE BAND - was nominated for 3 Oscars / HIT PARADE OF 1941- was nominated for 2 Oscars / SECOND CHORUS - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1939
THE WIZARD OF OZ - was nominated for 5 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 2: Best Original Score, Best Song ("Over the Rainbow")
BABES IN ARMS - was nominated for 2 Oscars / FIRST LOVE - was nominated for 2 Oscars / THE GREAT VICTOR HERBERT - was nominated for 3 Oscars

1938
ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
THE GREAT WALTZ - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Cinematography
THE BIG BROADCAST OF 1938 - was nominated for 1 Oscar and won: Best Original Song ("Thanks for the Memory")
MAD ABOUT MUSIC - was nominated for 4 Oscars / CAREFREE - was nominated for 3 Oscars / THE GOLDWYN FOLLIES - was nominated for 2 Oscars / SWEETHEARTS - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1937
IN OLD CHICAGO - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 2: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Alice Brady), Assistant Director
100 MEN AND A GIRL - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Score
A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Dance Direction
WAIKIKI WEDDING - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("Sweet Leilani")
VOGUES OF 1938 - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1936
THE GREAT ZIEGFELD - was nominated for 7 Oscars and won 3: Best Picture, Actress (Luise Rainer), Dance Direction
SWING TIME - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("The Way You Look Tonight")
BORN TO DANCE - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1935
BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936 - was nominated for 3 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Dance Direction
NAUGHTY MARIETTA - was nominated for 2 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Sound
GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 - was nominated for 2 Oscars and won 1: Best Original Song ("Lullaby of Broadway")
TOP HAT - was nominated for 4 Oscars (including Best Picture)

1934
THE GAY DIVORCEE - was nominated for 5 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Original Song ("The Continental")
ONE NIGHT OF LOVE - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture) and won 1: Best Score
FLIRTATION WALK - was nominated for 2 Oscars

1932-1933
42ND STREET - was nominated for 2 Oscars (including Best Picture)

1929-1930
THE LOVE PARADE - was nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture)

1928-1929

THE BROADWAY MELODY - was nominated for 3 Oscars and won 1: Best Picture