Friday, June 13, 2014


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

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY – Original Broadway Cast recording of the Woody Allen musical starring Zach Braff, Marin Mazzie, Heléne Yorke, Brooks Ashmanskas, Betsy Wolfe, Nick Cordero, Vincent Pastore and Karen Ziemba.The score features music from the 1920’s adapted by Glen Kelly with Orchestrations by Doug Besterman. 

You can read my review by clicking here.
CRAZY FOR YOU - 2014 Stratford Festival Original Cast recording starring Josh Franklin, Natalie Daradich, Lally Cadeau, Shane Carty, Keith Dinicol, Robin Hutton, Monique Lund, Marcus Nance, Stephen Patterson, Steve Ross and Shawn Wright. Music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Available at CDBaby.

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL – Original Off-Broadway Cast recording of the musical based on the 1988 cult movie. Music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy. Featuring Barrett Wilbert Weed, Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alice Lee, Heather Duke, Jon Eidson, Evan Todd, Anthony Crivello, Dan Cooney and Michelle Duffy.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH – Original Broadway Cast recording starring Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall and Justin Craig, Matt Duncan, Tim Mislock and Peter Yanowitz. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask.  

HIMSELF AND NORA - Original Off-Broadway Cast of the musical about James Joyce and Nora Barnacle. Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. Starring Matt Bogart, Jessica Burrows, David Artur, Brian Sills and J. B. Wing.
IF/THEN – Original Broadway Cast recording starring Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam, Tamika Lawrence and Jackie Burns. Music by Tom Kitt and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey. 

You can read my review by clicking here.

JERSEY BOYS - Music from the Motion Picture and Broadway Musical, with selected songs by the Four Season and songs from the film featuring John Lloyd Young, Mike Doyle, Vincent Piazza and Erich Bergen. 

KISMET - Blu-ray release of the 1955 musical film adaptation of Alexander Borodin/Robert Wright/George Forrest musical. Starring Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Dolores Gray, Vic Damone, Sebastian Cabot, Monty Woolley, Jack Elam. Directed by Vincente Minnelli and Stanley Donen. 

THE LION KING – Legacy Collection in two 2 CDs of the original soundtrack of the Disney movie, with 30 minutes of previously unreleased score. Songs by Elton John and Tim Rice and music by Hans Zimmer. Starring Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Jeremy Irons, Whooopi Goldberg, Rowan Atkinson Cheech Martin, Jim Cummings, Carmen Twillie, Jason Weaver, Laura Williams, Joseph Williams, Sally Dworsky and Kristle Edwards.

LIZZIE BORDEN - Out of print 1998 American Stage Company cast recording. Score by Christopher McGovern and Amy Powers. Starring Alison Fraser, Eleanor Glockner, Rex Hayes, Michael Babin, Rose McGuire, Bethanne Collins, Brenda Cummings, Steven L. Hudson, Maddie Blue, Joan Barber, Marian Steiner and Jamey McGaugh. Available at CD Baby.

LOVE LABOUR’S LOST - Shakespeare in the Park cast. Recording of the Michael Friedman score. Featuring Daniel Breaker, Kevin Del Aguila, Colin Donnell, Rachel Dratch, Andrew Durand, Kimiko Glenn, Jeff Hiller, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Justin Levine, Patti Murin, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Bryce Pinkham, Charlie Pollock, Caesar Samayoa, Maria Thayer, Audrey Lynn Weston, Michael R. Douglass, and Bradley Gibson.

A PIRATE’S TALE – Original Cast recording of Paul Shapera’s musical. Featuring Zanna Fredland, Darrel Whitney, Ray Cygrymus, Jason Swauger, Hope Anthony, Layne Bailey, Enrique Bazan, Catherine Kolos, Jen Majetic, Michael Moats, Josh Reardon, Jason Swauger and Tim Tolbert.  Available at CDBaby.

THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD – Original Off-Broadway Cast recording of the musical by Joy Gregory and Gunnar Madsen. Featuring Peter Friedman, Kevin Cahoon, Annie Golden, Jamey Hood, Emily Walton and Sarah Sokolovic. 

SHOW BOAT - 1936  movie adaptation of the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical. Starring Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan, Helen Westley and Hattie McDaniel. Directed by James Whale

SWAN ESTHER – For the first time on CD the 1983 original concept album of the musical by Nick Munns and J. Edward Oliver that tells the biblical story of Esther. Featuring Stephanie Lawrence, Denis Quilley, Clive Carter and Stephen Hill. Plus songs from the 1985 UK tour, featuring Jackie Marks, Shirlie Roden, Debi Ross and Richard Barnes. More information at Stage Door Records

WEST SIDE STORY – 2013 symphony concert live recording starring Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber, Jessica Vosk, Kevin Vortmann, Juliana Hansen, Cassie Simone, Louise Cornillez, Justin Keyes, Zach Ford, Chris Meissner, Louis Pardo, David Michael Laffey, Kelly Markgraf, Julia Bullock and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. 

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