Saturday, April 5, 2014

MUSICALS ON CD AND VIDEO: APRIL 2014 RELEASES

Here you find a list, as complete as possible, of all the CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray regarding stage and movie musicals that that are being released in April 2014. The list is in alphabetical order. 


ANNE OF GREEN GABLES - Original Canadian cast recording of the musical running at the Charlottetown Festival since 1965. Score by Norman Campbell (music), Don Harron, Norman Campbell, Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore. Available at CD Baby.

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL - Original Broadway Cast recording of the musical that stars Jessie Mueller as the Grammy Award-winning musician. Also featuring Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, Jeb Brown and Liz Larsen. The score comprises songs Carole King penned with Gerry Goffin as well as tunes Barry Mann wrote with Cynthia Weil.  

You can read my review by clicking here.


BLACK NATIVITY – Blu-ray and DVD release of the 2013 musical film based on the Langston Hughes play. Starring Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore and Mary J. Blige. Directed by Kasi Lemmons.


THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY - Original Broadway Cast recording of the new musical with Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Starring Kelli O’Hara, Steven Pasquale, Hunter Foster, Derek Klena, Caitlin Kinnunen, Whitney Bashor, Jennifer Allen, Ephie Aardema, Katie Klaus, Luke Marinkovich, Aaron Ramey, Dan Sharkey, Tim Wright, Jessica Vosk, Charlie Franklin and Kevin Kern.  

You can read my review by clicking here.

FUNNY FACE - Blu-ray release of the 1957 musical film starring Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair and Robert Flemyng. Directed by Stanley Donen. Songs by George & Ira Gershwin. Extras: Kay Thompson: Think Pink!; This is VistaVision; Fashion Photographers Exposed; The Fashion Designer and His Muse; Parisian Dreams; theatrical trailer. 

FUNNY GIRL - Deluxe 50th Anniversary Release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording on a box set that will include a digitally remastered CD and vinyl LP, a 48-page book featuring exclusive photos from the 1964 production and a new essay by Jay Landers. The album, in 192k and 96k high definition audio, will also be available for digital download. Music by Jule Styne and Lyrics by Bob Merrill. Starring Barbra Streisand, Sydney Chaplin, Kay Medford, Danny Meehan and Jean Stapleton. 

HIT THE DECK – Blu-ray release of the 1955 musical film featuring Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Vic Damone, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Russ Tamblyn, and Kay Armen. Songs by Vincent Youmans. 


ONE TOUCH OF VENUS – DVD release of the 1955 television adaptation of Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash and S. J. Perelman musical. Starring Janet Blair, Russell Nype, George Gaynes, Laurel Shelby, Mildred Trares and Iggie Wolfington. Black and white, 79 minutes. 


THE RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN COLLECTION – A collection of motion picture musicals by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II in a 8-disc Blu-ray set, that includes "Oklahoma!" (Todd-AO and Cinemascope versions), "Carousel", "The King and I", "South Pacific" (Theatrical release versions and extended roadshow version), "State Fair" and "The Sound of Music." 

YOUNG AT HEART - DVD and Blu-ray release of the 1954 musical film with Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore, Dorothy Malone. Directed by Gordon Douglas. 

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