Saturday, February 6, 2016

SHOW MUSIC RELEASES: FEBRUARY 2016

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 February 2016. The list is in alphabetical order.


AMAZING GRACE – Original Cast recording with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith. Starring Josh Young, Tom Hewitt, Erin Mackey, Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land.


THE COLOR PURPLE – Original Broadway Revival Cast recording starring Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks, Isaiah Johnson, Joaquina Kalukango and Kyle Scatliffe. Music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willies and Stephen Bray.


FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE – Original Cast recording of the Public Theatre’s world premiere of composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa’s follow-up to his 1993 musical FIRST LADY SUITE. Starring Alison Fraser, Rachel Bay Jones, Caissie Levy, Theresa McCarthy, Betsy Morgan, Isabel Santiago, Carly Tamer, Mary Testa and Barbara Walsh. 


GREASE LIVE! – Original soundtrack of the television production of the Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey musical, starring Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, Carlos PenaVega, Keke Palmer, Kether Donohue, Jordan Fisher, Andrew Call, David Del Rio and Boyz II Men. It includes two new tracks y Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey, plus songs written for the 70s movie version.


MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS – Original London Cast recording of the stage adaptation of the Stephen Frears movie of the same title. Music by George Fenton & Simon Chamberlain and lyrics by Don Black. Starring Tracie Bennett, Ian Bartholomew, Emma Williams, Jamie Foreman.

You can read my review by clicking here.

A NEW BRAIN – 2015 Cast recording of the City Center Encores! Off-Center staging starring Jonathan Groff, Ana Gasteyer, Dan Fogler, Aaron Lazar, Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Josh Lamon, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb. Music and lyrics by William Finn. 


THE SOUND OF MUSIC – DVD release of the ITV live production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, starring Kara Tointon, Julian Ovenden, Maria Friedman, Alexander Armstrong, Katherine Kelly, Martha Otterbum and Jon Tarcy. Directed by Coky Giedroyc and Richard Valentine.


SWEET CHARITY – 1967 Original London Cast recording of the Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields musical. Staring Juliet Prowse, Josephine Blake, Paula Kelly, John Keston, Rod McLennan, Fred Evans, Roger Finch, Ken Walsh, Laurie Webb and Ross Macpherson.

You can read my review by clicking here.

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