Saturday, August 15, 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 August and September 2015. The list is in alphabetical order.

THE BEGGAR’S OPERA – CD-R/digital release of the 1968 Original London Cast recording, starring Frances Cuka, John Cater, Hy Hazel, James Cossins, Angela Richards, Jan Waters and Peter Gilmore. Score by John Gay. Available at Masterworks Broadway. 

You can read my review by clicking here.

BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM – Original London Cast recording Starring Natalie Dew, Lauren Samules, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sophie-Lousie Dann, Preeya Kalidas, Jamal Andréas, Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke. Music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Charles Hart.

CRY-BABY – Original Cast Album of the Broadway musical with a score by David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger. Featuring James Snyder, Elizabeth Stanley, Alli Mauzey, Harriet Harris, Chester Gregory II and Christopher J. Hanke.
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO – Original Broadway Cast recording of the musical based on Boris Pasternak novel. Starring Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt, Paul Alexander Nolan, Josh Canfield and Lora Lee Gayer. Music by Lucy Simon and lyrics by Michael Korie & Amy Powers. 

HAMILTON – Original Cast recording of the Lin Manuel Miranda musical. Starring Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Javier Muñoz, Leslie Odom, Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, Phillipa Soo, and Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Ariana DeBose, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Neil Haskell.

IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE – Original Cast Album recording of Chip Deffaa’s revues. Featuring Missy Dreier, Jonah Barricklo, Emily Bordonaro, Michael Kasper, Michael Czyz, Maite Uzal, Andrew Lanctot, Ann Marie Calabro, Keith Anderson, Rayna Hirt, Andrew Lanctot, Jonah Barricklo and Carolyn Montgomery-Forant. 

INNER CITY – Original Broadway Cast recording with music by Helen Miller and lyrics by Eve Merriam. Featuring Joy Garrett, Carl Hall, Delores Hall, Fluffer Hirsch. Linda Hopkins, Paulette Ellen Jones, Larry Marshall, Allan Nicholls and Florence Tarlow.

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU – Original Broadway Cast recording with music by Barbara Anselmi and lyrics by Brian Hargove, with additional lyrics by Jill Abramovitz,Carla Rose Fisher, Michael Cooper, Ernie Lijoiand Will Randall. Starring Tyne Daly, Lisa Howard, Harriet Harris, David Burtka, Sierra Boggess, Edward Hibbert, Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Michael X. Martin, Anne L. Nathan, Nick Spangler and Josh Grisetti. 

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK – DVD release of the1967 Hanna-Barbera’s TV special that blends live action with animation. Songs by James Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn. Starring Gene Kelly, Bobby Riha, Ted Cassidy, Marian McKnight and the voice of Marni Nixon. Release date: September 2015

JEANETTE MacDONALD & NELSON EDDY COLLECTION VOLUME 1 – 4 discs DVD box that includes the movies “Naughty Marietta”, “Rose-Marie”, “Maytime” and “The Girl of the Golden West”. 

JEANETTE MacDONALD & NELSON EDDY COLLECTION VOLUME 2 – 4 discs DVD box that includes the movies “Sweethearts”, “New Moon”, “Bitter Sweet” and “I Married an Angel”. 

LADY, BE GOOD! – City Center Encores! Cast recording of the George and Ira Gershwin musical. Starring Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Jeff Hiller, Erin Mackey, Patti Murin, Richard Poe, Douglas Sills, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Kirsten Wyatt and Tommy Tune.

LOVE BIRDS - Original Edinburgh Cast
with a score by Robert J. Sherman and featuring Ruth Betteridge, Greg Castiglioni, John Guerrasio, George Knapper, Jonny Purchase, Joanna Sawyer, Anna Stolli, Rafe Watts and Ryan Willis. 

MIRACLE CITY – 2014 Australian Cast recording with music by Max Lambert and lyrics by Nick Enright. Featuring Mike McLeish, Blazey Best, Hilary Cole, Cameron Holmes, Jason Kos, Peter Kowitz, Esther Hannaford, Marika Aubrey and Josie Lane. Available at Middle Eight Music.

THE ONLY GIRL - Light Opera of New York Cast recording of Victor Herbert's three-act 1914 operetta, with lyrics by Henry Blossom. Featuring Kyle Erdos-Knapp, Antoni Mendezona, Natalie Ballenger, Sarah Best, Sarah Mossman, Ian McEuen, Adam Cunnedy and Cameron Smith.

PETER PAN – Blu-ray/DVD of the 1956 television telecast of Mary Martin as Peter Pan, also starring Cyril Ritchard, Kathy Nolan, Sondra Lee and Heller Halliday. Bonus feature: the 1955 telecast. Black and white, 235 minutes total. Available at VAI. 

A ROCKIN’ MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - World Premiere Recording
featuring Marla Mindelle, Clarke Thorell and Saum Eskandani. Rock score by Eric Svejcar with lyrics by William Shakespeare, Eric Svejcar and Michael Unger. 

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – The 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray and DVD release of the Jim Sharman movie starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, Charles Gray, Nell Campbell, Trevor White, Meat Loaf and Peter Hinwood. Score by Richard O’Brien. 

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS - JAY's complete studio cast recording, featuring Alex Gaumond, Sam O'Rourke and Laura Pitt-Pulford. Music by Gene de Paul and lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

WOMAN OF THE YEAR – CD-R/digital release of the Original 1981 Broadway Cast recording of the John Kander & Fred Ebb musical. Starring Lauren Bacall, Harry Guardino, Marilyn Cooper, Eivind Harum, Grace Keagy, Roderick Cook, Rex Everhart and Daren Kelly. 

You can read my review by clicking here.


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