Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Here you find a list, as complete as possible, of all the CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray regarding stage and movie musicals that are being released in February 2014. The list is in alphabetical order.

BAKER’S WIFE - Digital version of 1976 Cast recording of Stephen Schwartz’s score, starring Patti LuPone, Paul Sorvino, Kurt Peterson and Teri Ralston. Available at CD Baby.

BIG FISH - Original Broadway Cast recording of the Andrew Lippa musical. Starring Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert, Brad Oscar, Krystal Joy Brown, Anthony Pierini, Ryan Andes, Ben Crawford, J. C. Montgomery, Ciara Renee, Kirsten Scott and Sarrah Strimel. 

You can read my review by clicking here.

CARMELINA – Original Cast recording of the 1979 musical. Music by Burton Lane and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Starring Georgia Brown, Cesare Siepi, Grace Keagy, John Michael King, and Josie de Guzman. Available at CD Baby.

CHICAGO - Blu-ray/DVD New transfer of the 2002 film version of Kander & Ebb musical, directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs, John C. Reilly, and Dominic West. Includes special features include: new Chicago in the Spotlight retrospective documentary with cast and crew; audio commentary with Marshall and screenwriter Bill Condon; deleted musical number "Class" performed by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah; From Stage to Screen: The History of Chicago featurette.

FAST FOOD: THE MUSICAL – Cast recording of the musical by Rob Alderton that tells “the story follows the fortunes of GoodeBurgers and the people to create the worldwide phenomenon that is fast food.” Featuring Simon Shorten, Simon Hutson, Katy Hanna, Sara Crosswell, Brenda Moore, Lyndesy Gardiner, Patrick Rufey, Colin Baker, Jeff Nickolson, Julie Maguire, Richard Boaste, Jason Bell, Emma Barnett and Steve Anderson. Available at CD Baby.

FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR SANDY HOOK - DVD and Blu-ray release of the 2013 concert of healing for the Newtown community where composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway came together with over 300 students. Featuring Julia Murney, Robin de Jesus, Stephen Schwartz, Christine Ebersole, Richard Kind, Mary Testa, Michael Cerveris, Nikki Blonsky, Mac Shaiman, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Capathia Jenkins and Linda Eder.

FUN HOME - Original Cast recording of the musical based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel. Music by Jeanine Tesori and Lyrics by Lisa Kron. Starring Beth Malone, Sydney Lucas, Alexandra Socha, Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Griffin Birney, Roberta Colindrez, Noah Hinsdale and Joel Perez.

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - CD release of the Original Broadway Cast recording of the Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman score. starring Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lisa O'Hare, Lauren Worsham, Pamela Bob, Joanna Glushak, Eddie Korbich, Jeff Kready, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Price Waldman, Catherine Walker and Jane Carr.

You can read my review by clicking here.

IN TROUSERS – Original Off-Broadway Cast recording of the William Finn musical. Starring Chip Zien, Alison Fraser, Mary Testa and Joanna Green. Orchestrations by Michael Starobin. Available at CD Baby.

IRISH THE MUSICAL - Filmed at Wexford Opera House by Passionate Film and Music Group for PBS it tells "the story of a quartet of performers leaving Ireland in 1905 and hoping to make it big in New York." Starring Nigel O’Connell, Sharon Sexton, Brian Flanagan and Aine Whelan.

THE JUNGLE BOOK – Blu-ray/DVD release of the 1967 Disney animated musical film based on Rudyard Kipling stories. Voices Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Bruce Reitherman, J. Pat O'Malley, Sterling Holloway and Clint Howard. Songs by Robert Sherman & Richard Sherman and score by George Bruns. Includes bonus features.

KARL MARX PLAY - 1973 Cast recording of the musical play by Rochelle Owens and Galt MacDermot. Featuring Ralph Carter, Phyllis Newman, Harold Gould, Jaime Sanchez, Norman Matlock, Linda Mulrean, Louie Piday and Linda Swenson. Available at CD Baby.

MY MOTHER HAS 4 NOSES – CD release of Jonatha Brooke’s one-woman play with music, starring Jonatha herself.

SAMSON AND DELILAH - 2014 Concept recording of a new musical with Music and lyrics by Ron Yatter, featuring Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo. 

You can read my review by clicking here.

TOOMORROW - CD release of the Original Movie Soundtrack recording of the 1970 British "cosmic musical trip." Music by Ritchie Adams, Mark Barkan, Hugo Montenegro. Produced by Don Kirshner and Harry Saltzman. Featuring Olivia Newton-John.

THE WIZARD OF OZ - 75TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY - New CD release of the classic score featuring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley with Harold Arlen, Ray Eberle, Betty Hutton, Marion Hutton, Robert Young and the orchestras of Tommy Dorsey, Vince Lopez, Frankie Masters, Glenn Miller, Meredith Willson and Victor Young. Songs from the movie (and some dropped) recorded by Judy Garland, Harold Arlen and popular performers of the day.

YANK! - Original Off-Broadway Cast recording of the York Theatre Company 2010 production. Music by Joseph Zellnik and Lyrics by David Zellnik. Starring Bobby Steggert, Nancy Anderson, Jeffry Denmam, Tally Sessions, Andrew Durand, David Perlman, Chris Ruth, Joe Medeiros, Zak Edwards and Todd Faulkner.

You can read my review by clicking here.

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