Saturday, February 1, 2014


Here you find a list, as complete as possible, of all the CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray regarding stage and movie musicals that have been released during the last month. The list is in alphabetical order.

AMERICAN MASTERS: MARVIN HAMLISCH - WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE - DVD release of the PBS special created with cooperation from Hamlisch’s family and access to his personal archives. Bonus include, among others: What He Did For Love; At The Ballet; Genius At Work; The Musician's Musician; The People's Composer; Christopher Walken on Dance; Marvin's Mentor-Jule Styne; The Glass Menagerie - Musical; Peter Dugan & Charles Yang - I Can Not Hear The City; Marvin Hamlisch & Ed Kleban: A Beautiful Collaboration. 84 minutes.

CHANCE - “A new musical about love, risk & getting it right” with book and lyrics by Richard Isen. Featuring Richard Hefner, Randy Roberts and Ken Lear. Available at CD Baby.

A CHORUS LINE - Blu-ray release of the 1985 film adaptation of the Broadway musical. Starring Michael Douglas, Alyson Reed, Terrence Mann, Sharon Brown, Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges, Jan Gan Boyd, Gregg Burge, Cameron English, Tony Fields, Nicole Fosse, Vicki Frederick, Michelle Johnston, Janet Jones, Pam Klinger, Audrey Landers, Charles McGowan, Justin Ross, Blane Savage and Matt West. Directed by Richard Attenborough. Music by Marvin Hamlisch and Lyrics by Ed Kleban.

GODDESS WHEEL - Musical adaptation of "Lysistrata" by Galt MacDermot and Matty Selman. Premiered at the Wagner College Theatre in 2012. Available at CD Baby.

IRVING BERLIN’S AMERICA - Premiere recording of the first musical play about the life of Irving Berlin. By ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award-winner Chip Deffaa, mixing Berlin classics with rarities and rediscoveries. Featuring Michael Townsend Wright, Jack Saleeby and Tyler Duboys. Available at CD Baby.

LI’L ABNER - For the first time on CD the Original Movie Soundtrack starring Peter Palmer, Stubby Kaye, Julie Newmar and Joe E. Marks. Nelson Riddle adapted and conducted the Gene de Paul/Johnny Mercer score. Available at

You can read my review by clicking here.

MURDER FOR TWO - Original Cast recording of Joe Kinosian (music) and Kellen Blair (lyrics) score. Starring Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback. Produced by Joel Moss. Kurt Deutsch executive producer.

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN - CD release of the 2013 Original Broadway Cast recording, starring Mary Bridget Davies, Taprena Michelle Augustine, de'Adre Aziza, Nikki Kimbrough, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Allison Blackwell. 

You can read my review by clicking here.

PRIVATES ON PARADE - Original London Cast of the Olivier Awarding winning 1977 musical comedy by Peter Nichols and Denis King. Digitally remastered from original tapes. Original Royal Shakespeare cast Ben Cross, David Daker, Ian Gelder, Nigel Hawthorne, Simon Jones, Neil McCaul, Joe Melia, Denis Quilley, Richard Rees, Emma Williams, Tim Wylton. Available at

STITCHES - A musical comedy set in an ER with a score by Timothy R. Smith. The story goes like this “ Jake, an ER nurse, has a hopeless crush on Dr. Genevieve. Whenever she’s around, he hiccups, stammers and falls apart. Jake’s rival is silver-tongued hospital attorney, Max, who cuts Jake to pieces at every pass.” Available at CDBaby.

SUN - Musical (aka YMCA) based on a play by Joyce Greller with Music by Galt MacDermot and Lyrics by Jim Rado & Gerome Ragni. Performed by Debra Byrd, Leata Galloway, David Lasley, Galt MacDermot, Caroline Peyton and Gerome Ragni. Available at CD Baby.

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