Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SHOW MUSIC RELEASES: JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017


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 January and February 2017. The list is in alphabetical order.


BELLS ARE RINGING – Blu-ray release of the 1960 movie adaptation of the Jule Styne and Betty Ciomden & Adolph Green musical. Starring Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Jean Stapleton and Fred Clark. Directed by Vincente Minnelli.


THE BOY-FRIEND – Blu-ray release of the 1971 Ken Russell’s movie adaptation of Sandy Wilson’s musical. Starring Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Max Adrian, Tommy Tune, Brian Murphy, Barbara Windsor and Vladek Sheybal.

CAROUSEL – 2013 PBS Live from Lincoln Center production of the Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II musical. Starring Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe, John Cullum, Jessie Mueller, Shuler Hensley, Jason Danieley, Kate Burton, Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck. Directed by John Rando, with choreography by Warren Carlyle. 


DEAR EVAN HANSEN – Original Broadway Cast recording starring Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Mike Faist, Michael Park, Will Roland and Kristolyn Lloyd, and Michael Lee Brown, Garrett Long, Olivia Puckett, Colton Ryan and Asa Somers. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

A DOG STORY – Original Off-Broadway Cast recording, featuring David Perlman, Lindsie VanWinkle, Stephanie Brown and Brian Ray Norris. Music and lyrics by Gayla D. Morgan. 


DRAKE’S DREAM – Original 1977 London Cast album starring Paul Jones, Bill Pearson, Janet Shaw, Bill Bradley, Caro Gurney, David Burt, Nicholas Denney, Earl Jordan, Stanley Fleet and Tricia Deighton. Music and Lyrics by Lynne & Richard Riley. 


FREAKY FRIDAY – Studio Cast recording starring Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton, Jason Gotay, Alan H. Green, Ann Harada and Jake Heston Miller. Music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey.

THE GANG'S ALL HERE - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of the 20th Century Fox starring Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, James Ellison, Phil Baker, Benny Goodman and his Orchestra. Music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Leo Robin.

THE HARVEY GIRLS  - DVD-R release of the MGM musical starring Judy Garland, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury, Preston Foster, Virginia O'Brien, Kenny Baker, Marjorie Main, Chill Wills and Cyd Charisse. Songs by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer.

I’LL CRY TOMORROW – 1955 movie biopic of Lillian Roth, starring Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Don Taylor, Margo and Jo Van Fleet.

IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME – DVD-R release of the MGM musical starring Judy Garland, Van Johnson, Spring Byington, Buster Keaton and a very young Liza Minnelli.


THE KING AND I – Digital HD release of the 1956 movie adaptation of the Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II musical, starring Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Maureen Hingert and Martin Benson. 


MAD ABOUT THE BOY – Original Cast album of the gay revue by Chip Deffaa: the score “mixes vintage numbers from the 1920s and '30s with originals by Deffaa”. Featuring Michael J. C. Andersun, John Brady, Joris De Graaf, Luka Fric, Benjamin Grier, Shinice Hemmings, Rayna Hirt, Cody Jordan, Michael Knowles, Toby Medlyn, Katherine Paulsen, Jon Peterson, Al Roths, Maite Uzal and Terri White. Available at CDBaby.



OKLAHOMA! - Digital HD release of the 1955 movie adaptation of the Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II musical, starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Gene Nelson, Eddie Albert, Gloria Grahame and Rod Steiger. 


SONG OF SOLOMON – Concept Cast recording featuring Ramin Karimloo, Alison Luff, Casey Manning, Alexander Gemignani, Hayden Tee, Jessica Foster, Alessandra Baldacchino and Desi Oakley. Music by Andrew Beall and lyric by Neil Van Leeuwen. 


SOUTH PACIFIC - Digital HD release of the 1958 movie adaptation of the Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II musical, starring Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Juanita Hall, Frances Nuyen, Ray Walston. 


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