Saturday, June 13, 2015

MUSICALS ON CD AND VIDEO RELEASES: JUNE 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 June 2015. The list is in alphabetical order.

1776 – Blu-ray release of the 1972 film adaptation of the Tony-winning 1969 Sherman Edwards’ musical 1776, directed by Peter H. Hunt. Starring William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, John Cullum, David Ford, Roy Poole, Ron Holgate, Ray Middleton, William Hansen, Blythe Danner, Virginia Vestoff and William Duell. It’ll include a Director's Cut of the film, which will include deleted scenes, alternate versions of some scenes, and lines from the Broadway script that were dropped from the film, plus the song "Cool, Cool, Considerate Men".

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - Original Broadway Cast recording of the George and Ira Gershwin musical. Starring Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz and Max Von Essen. 

You can read my review by clicking here

BESSIE – Music from the HBO film about the life of Bessie Smith, starring Queen Latifah singing songs like "Young Woman Blues," "Preachin' The Blues," "Long Old Road," "Down Hearted Blues," "Work House Blues," "Weepin' Woman Blues" (a duet with vocalist Pat Bass) and "Gimme A Pigfoot and A Bottle Of Beer”. It also includes modern performances of several classics performed by Carmen Twillie, Tamar-Kali and Cécile McLorin Salvant.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Re-release of the 2007 London Revival Cast recording, starring Henry Goodman and Beverley Klein. Music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. 

FINDING NEVERLAND: THE ALBUM – Concept album of the score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, with songs performed by pop singers. "Neverland" (Zendaya), "Stronger" (Kiesza), "Believe" (Nick Jonas), "When Your Feet Don't Touch The Ground" (Ellie Goulding), "Circus Of Your Mind" (Paloma Faith), "What You Mean To Me" (Jennifer Lopez & Trey Songz), "Are We Gonna Play?" (Rita Ora & Sage The Gemini), "Anywhere But Here" (Christina Aguilera), "Beautiful Day" (Jon Bon Jovi), "Stars" (Pentatonix), "My Imagination" (John Legend), "Something About This Night" (Gary Barlow), "We Own The Night" (Matthew Morrison), "All That Matters" (Christina Perri) and "If The World Turned Upside" (Goo Goo Dolls).

FLY BY NIGHT - Original Off-Broadway Cast recording of the musical that premiered in 2014 at Playwrights Horizons. Written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick and Kim Rosenstock. Featuring Allison Case, Adam Chanler-Berat, Peter Friedman, Michael McCormick, Patti Murin, Bryce Ryness and Henry Stram. 

THE GOLDEN APPLE - First-ever full-length cast album featuring nearly 90 minutes of previously unrecorded material of the John Latouche & Jerome Moross score. Includes the 135-minute sung-through musical in its entirety. Orchestra of 38 plays the original Moross / Hershy Kay orchestrations. 43-member Lyric Stage (Irving, TX) cast recorded live at the last four performances in 2014.

JEANNE – THE MUSICAL - Original 1981 Studio Cast recording of Shirlie Roden’s musical about Joan of Arc. Featuring Shirlie Roden as Jeanne, with Richard Barnes, Peter Straker and Carl Wayne.


JOHN & JEN – Original Keen Company Cast recording of the Andrew Lippa & Tom Greenwald score. Starrng Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan. Includes the premiere of a new song, plus two songs that were never recorded and new orchestrations. 

THE KING AND I – Broadway Cast recording of the new Broadway revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, starring Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles, Conrad Ricamora, Ashley Park, Edward Baker-Duly, Jon Viktor Corpuz, Murphy Guyer, Jakes Lucas, Paul Nakauchi and Marc Oka.


MISIA – Studio Cast Album of a new musical with Music by Vernon Duke and Lyrics by Barry Singer, with orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Featuring Marin Mazzie, Bobby Steggert, Jonathan Freeman, Marc Kudisch, Jason Danieley, Lauren Worsham, Telly Leung, Philip Chafin, Stephen DeRosa, Eddie Korbich, Darcy Dunn and Graham Rowat. 

You can read my review by clicking here



NEVERMORE – THE IMAGINARY LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE - Original Off-Broadway Cast recording of the Jonathan Christenson score. Featuring Gaelan Beatty, Shannon Blanchet, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker, Garett Ross, Scott Shpeley and Lindsie VanWinkle. 
PAGEANT – Cast recording of the new Off-Broadway cast, with a score by Albert Evans, Bill Russell and Frank Kelly. Featuring Nick Cearley, Nic Cory, Alex Ringler, Marty Thomas, Seth Tucker. Curtis Wiley and John Bolton.


THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS - Original London Cast recording of the John Kander & Fred Ebb musical. Starring Brandon Victor Dixon, Colman Domingo, Forrest McClendon and James T. Lane. Also in the cast are British actors Julian Glover, Dawn Hope, Dex Lee, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Richard Pitt, Emile Ruddock and Carl Spencer. Release date: 2015 


SHOW BOAT – 2013 San Francisco Opera production of Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II’s musical based on Edna Ferber novel. Directed by Francesca Zambello and featuring Heidi Stober, Michael Todd Simpson, Bill Irwin, Patricia Racette, Morris Robinson, Angela Renee Simpson, Harriet Harris, Kirsten Wyatt & John Bolton. Release date: June 2015

SOMETHING ROTTEN! – Original Broadway Cast recording of the Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick musical comedy. Starring Brian d’Arcy James, Christian Borle, John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders, Brooks Ashmanskas, Peter Bartlett, Gerry Vichi and Michael James Scott. 

You can read my review by clicking here


TWO’S COMPANY – Original Broadway Cast recording of the 1952 revue with songs by Vernon Duke, Ogden Nash & Sammy Cahn. Starring Bette Davis, David Burns, Ellen Hanley, Sue Hight, Peter Kelley, Deborah Remsen and Hiram Sherman. 

You can read my review by clicking here.


THE VISIT – Original Broadway Cast recording with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Starring Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, George Abud, Jason Danieley, Matthew Deming, Diana Dimarzio, David Garrison, Rick Holmes, Tom Nells, Chris Newcomer, Mary Beth Peil, Aaron Ramey, Elena Shaddow, Timothy Shew, John Riddle and Michelle Veintimilla.

You can read my review by clicking here.


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