Wednesday, October 8, 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 October 2014. The list is in alphabetical order.

AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND – Studio Cast recording of the John Kander & Fred Ebb’s revue. Starring Christiane Noll, Brent Barrett, Jason Graae, Kyra Little Da Costa and and Kristin Towers-Rowles.

CHIP DEFFAA’S THATER BOYS – Studio Cast recording of the Chip Deffaa’s musical produced at Produced at the 13th Street Rep. Featuring David Cronin, Keith Anderson, Jonah Mayor, Matt Nardozzi, Zack Riopelle, Ricky Schroeder, Cody Dericks, Andrew Lanctot, Matt Zanfagna and Chris Giordano. Available at CD Baby.

HEIDI – DVD release of the 1955 television musical version. Music by Clay Warnick, based on themes of Robert Schumann, and Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. Starring Jeannie Carson, Natalie Wood, Wally Cox, Elsa Lanchester, Jo Van Fleet, Robert Clary, Bil & Cora Baird and their Marionettes. Produced and directed by Max Liebman. Release date: October 2014 

HOLIDAY INN - Blu-ray + Digital HD with UltraViolet  release of the 1942 movie starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, Walter Abel and Louise Beavers. Songs by Irving Berlin. Directed by Mark Sandrich.

OKLAHOMA! – Blu-ray release of the 1955 movie adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Gene Nelson, Gloria Grahame, Charlotte Greenwood, Eddie Albert, James Whitmore, Rod Steiger, James Mitchell and Bambi Linn. 

ROBERTA – Studio Cast recording of the 1933 Jerome Kern & Otto Harbach musical, featuring Annalene Beechey, Diana Montague, Jason Graae, Kim Criswell, Patrick Cummings, Tally Sessions, Eamonn Mulhall, John Molloy, Jeanne Lehman, Christina Whyte, Michele McKenzie, Laura Daniel, Aine Mulvey, Mary O'Sullivan, Stephen Cole, Adam Alexander, Kyle Guglielmo, Justin Keyes, Michael Marcotte, Tim McDevitt, Patrick Mellen and Kevin Vortmann. Orchestra of Ireland conducted by Rob Berman, orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and recording supervision by Larry Moore. Includes classics as “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, “Yesterdays”, “I’ll Be Hard to Handle". You can read my review by clicking here.

TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES – Recording of the Stephen Edwards & Justin Fleming musical based on the Thomas Hardy book. Includes 6 tracks EP by the Original London Cast starring Philippa Healey, Alasdair Harvey and Jonathan Monks, plus the Studio Cast recording starring Eliza Lumley, Heather Craney, Deborah Stokes, Cathy Sara, Mark Umbers, and Martin Crewes.

WHITE CHRISTMAS – Diamond Anniversary edition in a Blu-ray/DVD set of the 1954 movie starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Jagger, Vera-Ellen and Mary Wickes. Songs by Irving Berlin and directed by Michael Curtiz. Release date: October 2014

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY – Blu-ray release of the1942 musical film about George M. Cohan, starring James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, George Tobias and Rosemary DeCampo. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Includes lots of special features.

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