Friday, May 1, 2015

MUSICALS ON CD AND VIDEO RELEASES: APRIL 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 were released in April 2015. The list is in alphabetical order.


42ND STREET – Blu-ray release of the 1933 musical film directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring Ruby Keeler, Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, Dick Powell, George Brent, Guy Kibbee, Una Merkel and Ginger Rogers. Includes the documentary “From Book to Screen to Stage” and others bonus. 


DORIS DAY: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION - DVD box-set that includes ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS, MY DREAM IS YOURS, IT'S A GREAT FEELING, TEA FOR TWO, LULLABY OF BROADWAY, ON MOONLIGHT BAY, APRIL IN PARIS, BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON, CALAMITY JANE, LUCKY ME, LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME, THE PAJAMA GAME, PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES, BILLY ROSE'S JUMBO and THE GLASS BOTTOM BOAT.


GYPSY – London Revival Cast recording of the Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim musical, starring Imelda Stauton, Lara Pulver, Gemma Sutton, Peter Davison, Dan Burton, Anita Louise Combe, Louise Gold and Julie Legrand

HANSEL & GRETEL: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat – Original Cast Recording with music and lyrics by Justin Roberts. Featuring Alissa Walker, Danny Taylor, Jack Ball, Jennifer Grubb and Brenton Abram-Copenhaver.


JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH – Studio Cast recording of the musical that premiered at the Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT) in November 2013, based on Roald Dahl novel with a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Featuring Luca Pavodan, Marc Kudisch, Jackie Hoffman, Mary Testa, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Daniel Breaker, Brian d'Arcy James, Sarah Stiles, Benj Pasek and Terry White. The album is available for free download at jatgp.com
You can read my review by clicking here.

THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION – A DVD box set that includes INTO THE WOODS (1990 televised version with Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg, Kim Crosby, Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright, Barbara Bryne, Merle Louise, Chuck Wagner, Pamela Winslow, Philip Hoffman, Lauren Mitchell, Kay McClelland, Edmund Lyndeck, Joy Franz, Cindy Robinson, Maureen Davis), COMPANY (2011 Avery Fisher Hall concert with Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Stephen Colbert,  Jim Walton, Jon Cryer, Craig Bierko, Katie Finneran, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Lazar, Jill Paice, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Chryssie Whitehead) SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (1986 televised version with Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters), FOLLIES IN CONCCERT (1985 Avery Fisher Hall concert with Barbara Cook, George Hearn, Mandy Patinkin, Lee Remick, Carol Burnett, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Liliane Montevecchi, Elaine Stritch, Phyllis Newman, Jim Walton, Howard McGillin, Liz Callaway, Daisy Prince), SWEENEY TODD IN CONCERT (2001 concert with the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Rob Fisher with George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, John Aler, Stanford Olsen, Victoria Clark, Lisa Vroman and Timothy Nole), SONDHEIM: THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT (2010 Avery Fisher Hall concert telecast, hosted by David Hyde Pierce, Paul Gemignani conducting, featuring Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jenn Colella, Jason Danieley, Joanna Gleason, Nathan Gunn, George Hearn, Blaine Hoven, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald). 

STORMY WEATHER – Original 1943 Movie Soundtrack in two CDs starring Lena Horne, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Cab Calloway, "Fats" Waller, Ada Brown, Dooley Wilson, The Nicholas Brothers, Babe Wallace, Mae Johnson and Katherine Dunham. CD 1 contains the complete film soundtrack and CD 2 contains all the bonus material. Available at Kritzerland.com. Release date: April 2015

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