Sunday, August 10, 2014

MUSICALS ON CD AND VIDEO RELEASES: AUGUST 2014

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 August 2014. The list is in alphabetical order.

A… MY NAME WILL ALWAYS BE ALICE – Digital release of the cast recording of the combination of the Off-Broadway revue and its sequel A… MY NAME IS ALICE A… MY NAME IS STILL ALICE. Show conceived by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd, featuring Cheryl Howard, Heather McRae, Barbara Walsh and Gwen Stewart. Available at CD Baby.

ALL THAT JAZZ - 3-disc Blu-ray/DVD edition of Bob Fosse's 1979 movie. Starring Roy Scheider, Ann Reinking, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Cliff Gorman, Ben Vereen. Directed by Bob Fosse. Includes lots of extras: interviews, documentaries and other stuff. 

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S – Digital release of the Studio Cast recording of the Bob Merrill score. Starring Faith Prince, Jonathan Freeman, John Schneider, Sally Kellerman, Hal Linden, Carol Woods, Ron Raines and Patrick Cassidy. Available at CD Baby.

BRING BACK BIRDIE – Digital release of the 981 Original Broadway Cast recording of the BYE BYE BIRDIE sequel. Starring Chita Rivera, Donald O'Connor, Robin Morse, Maurice Hines, Marcel Forestieri and Maria Karnilova. Music by Charles Strouse and Lyrics by Lee Adams.

BROWNSTONE – THE MUSICAL – Digitial release of the 2003 Original Cast recording starring Rebecca Luker, Liz Callaway and Brian D'Arcy James, as well as Debbie Gravitte and Kevin Reed. Score by Peter Larson and Josh Rubins. Available at CD Baby.

You can read my review by clicking here.



BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICKS – Blue-ray & DVD release of the 1971 musical movie with a score by Richard M. & Robert B. Sherman. Starring Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe, Bob Holt, Dal McKennon, Cindy O’Callaghan and Roy Snart. Directed by Robert Stevenson. Includes bonus.


CENTENNIAL SUMMER – 1946 Original Movie Soundtrack with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Leo Robin, Oscar Hammerstein II and E.Y. Harburg. Starring Jeanne Crain, Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell, William Eythe, Walter Brennan, Constance Bennett, Dorothy Gish, Barbara Whiting, Larry Stevens, Kathleen Howard, Buddy Swan, Charles Dingle, Avon Long. Music direction and underscore by Alfred Newman. Includes the Oscar nominated song "All Through the Day". 

THE CONFIDENCE MAN – Digital release of the 2003 Original Cast recording, Music by Jim Steiman and Lyrics by Ray Errol Fox. Starring Norbert Leo Butz, Andre de Shields, Mark Nadler, Terry Waldo, Julia Murney, Yancey Arias, Jamison Stern, Eric Michael Gillett, D.J. Bradley, Lachanze, Garrett Long, Chuck Cooper, Andrea Marcovicci and KT Sullivan.

A DOLL’S LIFE – Digital release of the 1982 Original Broadway Cast recording starring Betsy Joslyn, Peter Gallagher, Norman A. Large, Edmund Lyndeck, George Hearn, David Vosburgh and Barbara Lang. Music by Larry Grossman and Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green.

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY – Original London Cast recording on 2 CDs, featuring Ryan Sampson, Siubhan Harrison, Rebecca Thornhill, Robert Lonsdale, David Stoller, Martin Marquez, Darius Campbell and Marc Antolin. Music by Stuart Brayson and lyrics by Tim Rice.
HERCULES - Blue-ray & DVD release of the 1997 musical animated movie with songs by Alan Menken & David Zippel sung by Susan Egan, Roger Bart, Danny DeVito, Roz Ryan, Cheryl Freeman and Michael Bolton. Directed by Ron Clements & John Musker. Includes bonus.

IS THERE LIFE AFTER SCHOOL? – Digital release of the 1982 Original Broadway Cast recording of the Craig Carnelia musical. Featuring Harry Groener, Raymond Baker, David Patrick Kelly, Sandy Faison, Maureen Sillman, James Widdoes, Alma Cuervo, Cynthia Carle, Phillip Hoffman and Craig Carnelia.

LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN - Blu-ray/DVD release of the animated film featuring the voices of Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammar  Jim Belushu, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy, Bernadette Peters, Martin Short and Patrick Stewart. 

MARY POPPINS: The Legay Collection - Book-bound three-disc set. Includes the original movie soundtrack starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, the “Saving Mr. Banks” original movie soundtrack and "pre-demos" recorded by the composer's Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman during pre-production of the film, including a handful of songs that never made it to the final.

OH BROTHER! – Digital release of the 1981 Original Broadway Cast recording featuring Larry Marshall, Steve Sterner, Mark Martino, Steve Bourneuf, Kathy Mahony-Bennett, Thomas LoMonaco, Joe Morton, David Carroll, Harry Groener, Alan Weeks, Judy Kaye, Mary Mastrantonio and Alyson Reed. Music by Michael Valenti and Lyrics by Donald Driver.

You can read my review by clicking here.


ON THE TOWN – 1963 Original London Cast recording, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. Starring Elliott Gould, Don McKay, Franklin Kiser, Carol Arthur, Andrea Jaffe, Gillian Lewis, Elspeth March, Rosamund Greenwood, John Humphrey, Tommy Merrifield, Sylvia Ellis and Meg Walter. It will be released exclusively for purchase via MasterworksBroadway.com

You can read my review by clicking here.


PERFECT PICTURE: BUT WAS ALL THIS REAL - 2013 Studio Cast recording of the new musical about the legendary Norman Rockwel. Music and lyrics by the Bluestone Sisters. Starring Debbie Gravitte, Ron Holgate, Judy Kaye, Beth Leavel, Mark Jacoby, Andrea McArdle, Emily Skinner, Randy Skinner, Bob Stillman, Lillias White, Tom Wopat & Karen Ziemba. Available at CD Baby.

PRETTYBELLE – Digital release of the 1971 Boston Cast recording of the musical by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill. Starring Angela Lansbury, Michael Jason, Mark Dawson, Bert Michaels and Peter Lombard.


THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM - 1976 Original Broadway Cast recording of Robert Waldman & Alfred Uhry’s musical. Starring Barry Bostwick, Rhonda Coullet, Steven Vinovich, Barbara Lang, Lawrence John Moss, Trip Plymale and Ernie Sabella. Include bonus by Dennis Warning, Barbara Lang, Susan Berger and Trip Plymale. 
A SECOND CHANCE – Original Cast recording of the musical with music and lyrics by Ted Shen. Featuring Brian Sutherland and Diane Sutherland. 

STAGE FRIGHT – Original movie soundtrack of the new movie horror musical comedy. Featuring Meat Loaf, Minnie Driver, Allie MacDonald and the Metal Killer. Music and lyrics by Jerome Sable and Eli Battalion. 

You can read my review by clicking here.


VIVA LAS VEGAS - 50th anniversary Blu-ray release of the 1964 musical film in digibook format. Starring Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest and Nicky Blair. Directed by George Sidney

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