Thursday, August 17, 2017

SHOW MUSIC RELEASES: AUGUST/SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 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 August, September and October 2017. The list is in alphabetical order.


ANGELS – Studio Cast recording of the new Broadway-aimed musical featuring Laura Osnes, Robert Cuccioli, Josh Young, Alan H. Green, Alexandra Zorn, Stephen Cerf, Kevin T. Collins, Elizabeth Ann Berg and Stefanie Clouse. Music by Ken Lai and lyrics by Ken Lai & Marcus Cheong. 


ANNIE GET YOUR GUN – DVD and Blu-ray release of the 1957 live telecast of Irving Berlin’s musical, starring Mary Martin, John Raitt, Reta Shaw, William O’Neal, Donald Burr and Luke Halpin. Available for pre-order at VAI Music


BARNUM – 1980 backer’s audition recording as presented by the authors. Music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Michael Stewart. Recorded live on New York's Upper East Side in the apartment of Maurice and Lois Rosenfield. 


BAT OUT OF HELL – Original London Cast recording of the Jim Steinman musical. Featuring Andrew Polec, Christina Bennington, Rob Fowler, Sharon Sexton, Aran MacRae, Danielle Steers, Dom Hartley-Harris, Giovanni Spano , Patrick Sullivan and Jemma Alexander.

THE BATTLE OF THE BOAT – A new musical by Ethan Donnelly and Jenna Maltby. Set during World War I, it was first performed by the National Youth Music Theatre.

THE BOOK OF MERMAN – Original Chicago Cast recording of the musical by Lee Schwartz. Featuring Sam Button-Harrison, Dan Gold and Libby Lane. Available at CDBaby.


FUNNY FACE - Soundtrack from 1957 film Funny Face, based on George and Ira Gershwin's 1927 musical. Audrey Hepburn and Kay Thompson. Remastered and reissued with all the songs in the order in which they appear in the film plus eight previously unreleased bonus tracks as well as rehearsal outtakes. 


GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY – Original London Cast recording with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan. Featuring Ciarán Hinds, Shriley Henderson, Michael Shaeffer, Sheila Atim, Ron Cook, Bronagh Gallagher, Claduia Jolly, Sam Reid, Arinzé Kene, Debbie Kurup, Jim Norton, Jack Shaloo, Stanley Townsend, Kristy Malpass, Tom Peters and Karl Queensborough.


HADESTOWN - Live New York Theatre Workshop Cast recording of Anaïs Mitchell's score. Featuring Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Lulu Fall, Amber Grey, Patrick Page, Jessie Shelton, Chris Sullivan and Shaina Taub. 


HALF A SIXPENCE – Original Demo recordings of the David Heneker musical. Featuring Tommy Steele, Rita Williams, Roy Sone, Joanna Rigby, David Heneker and Beverley Cross; backed by the Kenny Powell Trio. Includes some cut songs. 

HOLIDAY INN – 2-disc set Blu-ray release of the 75yh Anniversary Edition of the 1942 musical starring Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, Walter Abel, Louise Beavers and Irving Bacon. Songs by Irving Berlin.

ISLAND SONG – Studio Cast recording starring Jackie Burns, Lilli Cooper, Kimiko Glenn, Troy Iwata, Jeremy Jordan and Natalie Weiss. Music and lyrics by Sam Carner & Derek Gregor. Available at IslandSong.


THE JOKER OF SEVILLE – Studio Cast recording of the Caribbean interpretation of Don Juan by Nobel Prize Winning Poet Derek Walcott and Grammy Award winning composer Galt MacDermot. Available at CDBaby.

KID VICTORY – Original Off-Broadway Cast recording of the Vineyard Theatre production, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Greg Pierce. Featuring Ann Arvia, Joel Blum, Laura Darrell, Jeffry Denman, Karen Ziemba, Brandon Flynn, David Garrison, Dee Roscioli and Blake Zolfo.

To read my review click here.


THE LITTLE GIANT – Studio Cast recording of the new musical by Kathy Lee Gifford and David Pomeranz. Featuring Kathy Lee Gifford, Regis Philbin, Greg Edelman and Aidan Gemme. 


MARRY HARRY – The York Theatre Company Original Off-Broadway Cast recording of the Dan Martin and Michael Biello musical. Featuring Ben Chavez, Morgan Cowling, Jesse Manocherian, Claire Saunders, David Spadora, Robin Skye and Lenny Wolpe. Available at CDBaby.

POPEYE – For the first time on CD, the Original Movie Soundtrack of Robert Altman’s movie musical, with a score by Harry Nilsson. Starring Robin Williams, Shelley Duval and Paul Dooley. Includes previously unreleased demos performed by Harry Nilsson. 


RETOUR A L’AUBERGE GANNE – Cast recording of the French operetta by Frank Thomas and Bernard Sauvet. Featuring Bernard Sauvat, Valérie Bonnier and Frank Thomas. 


SIX WIVES – The York Theatre Company Original Cast recording, featuring Alexander Gemignani, Judy Kaye, Alexandra Silber, Nick Wyma and Liam Forde. Music by Edward Thomas and lyrics by Joe Masteroff.


SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS – Original Cast recording with original songs written by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T s, They Might Be Giants, T. I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley, with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton and additional music by Tom Kitt.


SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE – New Broadway Revival Cast recording of the Stephen Sondheim musical, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford, Brooks Ashmanskas, Jenni Barber, Phillip Boykin, Mattea Conforti, Erin Davie, Claybourne Elder, Penny Fuller, Jordan Gelber, and Robert Sean Leonard.

To read my review click here.
THE VIEW UPSTAIRS - Original Off-Broadway Cast recording of Max Vernon’s new musical. Featuring Jeremy Pope, Taylor Frey, Nathan Lee Graham, Frenchie Davis, Benjamin Howes, Michael Longoria, Ben Mayne, Nancy Ticotin, Randy Redd, Richard E. Waits, Anthony Alfaro, and April Ortiz.


YOU NEVER KNOW – Digital-only reissue of the 2001 world-premiere cast recording of this Cole Porter's musical. Starring Kristin Chenoweth, David Garrison, Harry Groener, Donna McKechnie and Angela Teek.
ZIPPERZ – World Premiere recording of the score by Nathaniel Stookey and Dan Harder. Featuring Manoel Felciano and Robin Coomer.

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