Thursday, March 9, 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 March and April 2017. The list is in alphabetical order.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Original Movie Soundtrack of Disney's 2017 live-action remake. Songs why Alan Menken and Howard Ashman; includes there new songs by Alan Menken and Tim Rice.  Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Hattie Morahan, Nathan Mack, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. 

To read my review click here.

A BRONX TALE – Original Broadway Cast recording featuring Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose, Lucia Giannetta, Bradley Gibson and Hudson Loverro. Music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater.

COME FROM AWAY – Original Broadway Cast recording starring Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley. Music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. 

FINIAN’S RAINBOW – Blu-ray release of the 1970 movie adaptation of the Broadway musical. Starring Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Don Francks, Keenan Wynn, Barbara Hancock, Al Freeman Jr., Ronald Colby, Dolph Sweet, Wright King and Louis Silas. Music by Burton Lane and lyrics by E. Y. Harburg. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. 

GROUNDHOG DAY – Original Broadway Cast recording starring Andy Karl, Barrett Doss, Rebecca Faulkenberry, John Sanders, Andrew Call and Raymond J. Lee. Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. 

To read my review click here.

HAIL OBLIVION: A PIRATE FANTASY – Concept Album recording of composer and lyricist Stephanie Ryan Johnstone score, featuring Rick Burkhardt, Bryce Pinkham, Ato Blankson-Wood, Amber Gray, Julian Fleisher, Eliza Poehlman, Nicole Weiss, Alex Birnie, Dan Safer, Jabari Brisport, Brian DeCaluwe, Joshua Hinck, Elias Spector-Zabusky and Leo Slattery. Available at band camp.

IN TRANSIT - Original Broadway Cast recording of the new a capella musical. Music by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth; lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth. Featuring David Abeles, Moya Angela, Steven "HeaveN" Cantor, Justin Guarini, Telly Leung, Erin Mackey, Gerianne Pérez, Margo Seibert, Chesney Snow, James Snyder, Mariand Torres and Nicholas Ward.

JULIE’S GREENROOM – Original Soundtrack recording of the Netflix series produced by Jim Henson Productions and starring Julie Andrews, Ryan Shore, Carol Burnett, Alec Baldwin, Tituss Burgess, David Hyde Pierce, John Tartaglia, Jennifer Barnhart, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Giullian Yao Gioiello, Frankie Cordero, Dorien Davies, Tyler Bunch and Ellie Kemper. Original score by Ryan Shore. 

To read my review click here.

LA LA LAND – Blu-ray and DVD release of the Damien Chazelle award winning movie musical, starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons, Sonoya Mizuno, John Legend, Rosemarie Dewitt and Finn Wittrock. Score by Music by Justin Hurwitz and lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. 

MAN OF LA MANCHA – Blu-ray release of the 1972 movie adaptation of the Broadway musical with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. Starring Peter O’Toole (dubbed by Simon Gilbert), Sophie Loren, James Coco, Harry Andrews, John Castle, Brian Blessed, Ian Richardson, Julie Gregg, Rosalie Crutchley and Gino Conforti. Directed by Arthur Hiller. 

THE PIED PIPER – Blu-ray release of Jacques Demy’s 1972 movie musical. Starring Donovan, Donald Pleasence, John Hurt, Jack Wild, Peter Vaughan, Roy Kinnear, Michael Hordern, Cathryn Harrison and Diana Dors. Songs by Donovan.

POCAHONTAS – Songs from the London Cast of Kermitt Goell’s score, “recorded in 1962 and performed by a company of Broadway singers under the musical direction of Jay Blackton”. Featuring Anita Gillette and Terence Cooper.

SING – DVD and Blu-ray release of the 2016 animated movie musical directed by Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet. Featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Saunders, Jennifer Hudson and Garth Jennings. 

SPAMILTON – Original Off-Broadway Cast recording of the show by Gerard Alessandrini (FORBIDDEN BROADWAY). Featuring Dan Rosales, Nicholas Edwards, Juwan Crawley, Chris Anthony Giles, Nora Schell, Christine Pedi and Glenn Bassett. 

THROUGH THE YEARS – Digital release of the studio cast recording of the 1932 musical with music by Vincent Yuma's and lyrics by Edward Heyman. Starring Heidi Grant Murphy, Brent Barrett, Hunter Foster, Jennifer Cody and Philip Chaffin.

THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG – Blu-ray and DVD Criterion Collection release of the French musical film directed by Jacques Demy, with music by Michel Legrand. Starring Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Marc Michel, Anne Vernon, Ellen Farner and Mireille Perrey. 

THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT - Blu-ray and DVD Criterion Collection release of the French musical film directed by Jacques Demy, with music by Michel Legrand. Starring Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac, Jacques Perrin, Gene Kelly, Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, Henri Crémieux, Jacques Riberolles, George Chakiris and Grover Dale. 

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