Saturday, March 7, 2015

MUSICALS ON CD AND VIDEO RELEASES: MARCH 2015


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 March 2015. The list is in alphabetical order.


ANNIE - Blu-ray and DVD release of the 2014 movie adaptation of the musical by Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin. Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz.
THE BAND WAGON – First release on Blu-ray of the 1953 MGM musical directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan and James Mitchell. Songs by Arthur Schwartz & Howard Dietz.

CALAMITY JANE - First release on Blu-ray of the 1953 musical directed by David Butler and starring Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey, Dick Wesson and Paul Harvey. Songs by Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster.


THE FANTASTICKS – Blu-ray release of the movie adaptation of the Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt Off-Broadway musical, starring Jean Louisa Kelly, Joey McIntyre, Joel Grey and Brad Sullivan. Directed by Michael Ritchie and with orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Available at ScreenArchives.com.


THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE - Original Cast album of the musical by Michael Friedman. Featuring Ken Barnett, Kyle Beltran, Adam Chanler-Berat, André de Shields, Carla Duren, Stephane Duret, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jahi Kearse, Kevin Mambo, Malaiyka Reid, Noah Ricketts, David Rossmer, Conor Ryan, Kristen Sieh, Britton Smith, Brian Tyree Henry, Akron Watson, Alison Whitehurst and Juson Williams.


JACK THE RIPPER - Original London Cast recording featuring Terese Stevens, Eleanor McCready, Roy Stone, Charles West, Linda Rusby, Elaine Holland, Peter Spraggon, Christine Edmonds and Charles West. Music by Ron Pember and Lyrics by Ron Pember & Denis de Marne. Release date: April 2015 

KISS ME, KATE - First release on Blu-ray of the 1953 MGM musical directed by George Sidney and starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Rall, Bobby Van, Bob Fosse, James Whitmore, Kurt Kasznar and Carol Haney. Score by Cole Porter.


INTO THE WOODS – Blu-ray and DVD release of the 2014 movie adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine musical, directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Anna Kendrick, Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Tracey Ullman, Lilla Crawford, Meryl Streep, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding, Johnny Depp, Billy Magnussen, Mackenzie Mauzy, Chris Pine and Frances de la Tour


THE MEMORY SHOW – Original Cast recording of the Transport Group show featuring Leslie Kritzer and Catherine Cox. Score by Zach Redler and Sara Cooper. 

ON THE TOWN – a two-disc release of the Broadway Revival Cast recording of the Leonard Bernstein and Betty Comden & Adolph Green musical. Starring Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves, Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress, Elizabeth Stanley, Jackie Hoffman, Michael Rupert, Allison Guinn, Phillip Boykin and Stephen DeRosa.

You can read my review by clicking here.

SERIAL KILLER BARBIE: THE MUSICAL – Original Cast Album of the Theatre 68, Los Angeles, production. Written by Colette Freedman and Nickella Moschetti. Featuring Kelley Dorney, Alex Robert Holmes, Marti Maley, Kacey Coppola Morreale, Katy Jacoby and Cy Creamer.


THE SOUND OF MUSIC – 50th Anniversary Soundtrack Edition of the 1965 film starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood and Charmian Carr. Booklet includes new introductory notes from Julie Andrews and Ted Chapin, rare photos and illustrations from the film, and liner notes by Laurence Malson.


THE SOUND OF MUSIC – 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Editon in a 5 discs Blu-ray; includes feature film remastered in 1080p hi-def with 7.1 DTS-HD sound, pluss a sing-along film version and a lot of additional material. A single DVD edition will also be released. It was also released on DVD.


STORMY WEATHER – Blu-ray release of the 1943 musical film featuring Lena Horne, Bill (Bojangles) Robinson, Cab Calloway and His Band, Katherine Dunham and Fats Waller. Directed by Andrew L. Stone, with songs by Harold Arlen and others. Limited edition of 3,000 units. Available at ScreenArchives. 

WARNER MUSICAL COLLECTION ON BLU-RAY - Four musicals on Blu-ray: First time on Blu-ray for “Kiss Me, Kate” (3D version included), “The Band Wagon”, “Calamity Jane” and “Singin' in the Rain”. 

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