Monday, August 8, 2016

SHOW MUSIC RELEASES: AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 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 August and September 2016. The list is in alphabetical order.


ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS – Soundtrack of the1966 NBC television special with songs by Elsie Simmons and Moose Charlap. Starring Ricardo Montalban, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Palance, Jimmy Durante, Robert Coote, Nanette Fabray, Judi Rolin, Roy Castle and the Smothers Brothers. 

To read my review click here.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – 25th anniversary edition of the Disney classic movie released in Blu-ray/DVD/HD Digital Copy.  The Blu-ray release includes the original theatrical film; an extended version with the "Human Again" song sequence and a never-before-released on home entertainment sing-along version. Bonus extras: "gather around the piano" with Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as they sing and share how they've personally been inspired by the film's award-winning music; a look at how Walt Disney himself sought to adapt this famous fairytale; a nostalgic look back with Paige O'Hara, the voice of Belle; behind-the-scenes access into the recording booth with the cast.

CAGNEY – Original Off-Broadway Cast recording of the musical about James Cagney. Music and lyrics by Robert Creighton & Christopher McGovern. Starring Robert Creighton, Jeremy Benton, Danette Holden, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden, and Ellen Zolezzi.


DISASTER! – Original Broadway Cast recording starring Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Rachel York, Adam Pascal, Seth Rudetsky, Faith Prince, Kevin Chamberlin, Jennifer Simard and Max Crumm. With songs by various 1970s pop groups.

DREAM OVER – THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL – Original Australian Cast recording, starring David Campbell, Caroline O'Connor, Hannah Fredericksen, Bert LaBonte, Martin Crewes and Marney McQueen. 


FUNNY GIRL – London Revival cast starring Sheridan Smith, Darius Campbell, Joel Montague, Marilyn Cutts, Valda Aviks, Gay Soper and Philip Bertioli. Music by Jule Styne and Lyrics by Bob Merrill. 

To read my review click here.

HIMSELF AND NORA – Live recording of the Original Off-Broadway 2016 Cast. Score by Jonathan Brielle. Featuring Whitney Bashor, Matt Bogart, Lianne Marie Dobbs, Michael McCormick and Zachary Prince.

I’M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD – Reissue of the 1978 Original Off-Broadway Cast recording. Music by Nancy Ford and lyrics by Gretchen Cryer, featuring Gretchen Cryer, Margot Rose, Betty Aberlin and Don Scardino.

To read my review click here.

L.A. NOW AND THEN – Original Cast recording of a new musical revue conceived and directed by Bruce Kimmel. With songs by Michele Brourman, Grant Geissman, Paul Gordon, Karen Gottlieb, Bruce Kimmel, Shelly Markham, Wayne Moore, Adyran Russ, Richard M. Sherman, The Sherman Brothers. To be available at Kritzerland.

LIKE YOU LIKE IT – Studio Cast recording featuring Alison Luff, Derek Klena, Patti Murin, Robin De Jesus, Nick Cearley, Bonnie Milligan, Kate Rockwell, Sam Underwood, and Lesli Margherita. Music by Daniel S. Acquisto and lyrics by Sammy Buck. 

LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME – Blu-ray release of the 1955 musical biography of Ruth Etting directed by Charles Vidor and starring Doris Day, James Cagney and Cameron Mitchell.

PARAMOUR – Original Broadway Cast recording if the Cirque du Soleil musical, featuring Jeremy Kushnier, Ruby Lewis, Ryan Vona, Bret Shuford, Sarah Meahl, Kat Cunning, Tom Ammirati, Andrew Atherton, Kevin Atherton, Chelsey Arce, Lee Brearley, Yanelis Brooks, Samuel William Charlton, Martin Charrat, Nate Cooper, Myriam Deraiche, Kyle Driggs, Jeremias Faganel, Amber Brooke Fulljames, Steven Trumon Gray, Tomasz Jadach, Rafal Kaszubowski, Justin Keats, Reed Kelly, Denis Kibenko, Joe McAdam, Raven McRae, Amber J. Merrick, Sheridan Mouawad, Amber Pickens, Justin Prescott, Fletcher Blair Sanchez, Matthieu Sennacherib, Blakely Slaybaugh, Sam Softich, Amiel Soicher, Amber van Wijk, Bruce Weber, Tomasz Wilkosz and Zhengqi Xia (Da Qi) Songs by Bob & Bill and Andreas Carlsson.  


POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL – World Premiere Cast recording of the musical inspired by the 1957 events of the Little Rock Nine in Arkansas. Music by Douglas Lyons and Greg Borowsky, lyrics by Douglas Lyons. Premiered at Carnegie Mellon University in March 2016.


RED EYE OF LOVE – Studio Cast recording of a new musical revue that opened in New York in 2014. Starring Kelli O’Hara, Josh Grisetti and Brad Oscar. Music by Sam Davis and lyrics by Arnold Weinstein & John Wulp.


THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM – Original Off-Broadway Cast recording, starring Steven Pasquale, Andrew Durand, Evan Harrington, Greg Hildreth, Leslie Kritzer, Ahna O’Reilly, Nadia Quinn, Lance Roberts and Devere Rogers. Music by Robert Waldman and lyrics by Alfred Uhry.

SALLY - Light Opera of New York cast recording of the 1920 musical with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Clifford Grey. Featuring Emma Grimsley, Alex Corson, Bryan Elsesser, Adam Cannedy, Claire Kuttler, Richard Holmes, Natalie Ballenger and Rachel Braunstein.


STATE FAIR – For the first time on VD the Original Movie Soundtrack of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein’s musical. Starring Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Ann-Margret, Tom Ewell, Pamela Tiffin and Alice Faye.

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN – York Theatre Company Cast recording, featuring Joshua Colley, Gregory Diaz, Aidan Gemme, Milly Shapiro, Mavis Simpson-Ernst and Jeremy T. Villas. Music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, with additional songs by Andrew Lippa.

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