Sunday, December 13, 2015

SHOW MUSIC RELEASES: DECEMBER 2015


Here you find a list, as complete as possible, of all the CDs, digital albums, DVDs and Blu-ray regarding stage and movie musicals that that are being released in December 2015. The list is in alphabetical order.

CATCH MY SOUL – Blu-ray/DVD set release of the 1974 musical film adaptation of Jack Good's UK rock opera adaptation of “Othello”. Music by Ray Pohlman and Emil Dean Zoghby, lyrics by Jack Good. Starring Richie Havens, Lance LeGault, Season Hubley, Susan Tyrrell, Tony Joe White, Delaney & Bonnie. Directed by Patrick McGoohan. Includes bonus.


FIRST YOU DREAM: THE MUSIC OF KANDER & EBB - DVD release of the 2015 televised tribute to John Kander and Fred Ebb. Featuring Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney and Matthew Scott. Directed for stage by Eric Schaeffer and produced by HMS Media. Music direction and vocal arrangements by David Loud. Bonus items: "She's A Woman/Dressing Them Up" (Kiss of the Spider Woman), "Blue Crystal/Marry Me" (The Rink), "I Don't Care Much" (Cabaret), "Love and Love Alone" (The Visit) and "The Money Tree/Maybe This Time" (Cabaret/The Act).

100 MEN AND A GIRL – DVD-R release of the 1917 musical starring Deanna Durbin, Adolphe Menjou, Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Pallette and Mischa Auer. Directed by Henry Koster. 

TOM SAWYER – Original Movie Soundtrack of the 1973 musical version of Mark Twain’s novel in a 2-CD set limited edition. Songs by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman, with background music by John Williams. Starring Johnny Whitaker, Jeff East, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates and Jodie Foster. Available at Screen Archives. 

SCHOOL OF ROCK – Original Broadway Cast recording of the new musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Glenn Slater. Starring Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess. 
THE WIZ LIVE! – Original 2015 Television Soundtrack recording starring Shanice Williams, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common and Stephanie Mills. Music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls. 


You can read my review by clicking here.

THE WIZ – DVD release of the 2015 televised live adaptation of the Broadway musical. Starring Shanice Williams, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common and Stephanie Mills. Music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls.

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