Friday, December 8, 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 November and December 2017. The list is in alphabetical order.

THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO – Original Two River Theater Cast recording of the musical with a by Mike Reid and Sarah Schlesinger. Featuring Teal Wicks, Eric William Morris, Jane Bruce  and Daniel K. Isaac.

THE BAND’S VISIT – Original Broadway Cast recording of the new David Yazbek musical. Featuring Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub, George Abud, Etai Benson, John Cariani, Adam Kantor, Andrew Polk, Ari'el Stachel, Bill Army, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Kristen Sieh and  Alok Tewari.

A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! – Original Television Soundtrack of the musical by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. Starring Matthew Broderick, Andy Walken, Chris Diamantopoulos, Maya Rudolph, Jane Krakowski, Ana Gasteyer and Santino Fontana. Includes new songs.

COCO – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Gael García Bernal, Antonio Sol, Alanna Ubach, Gabriella Flores, Libertad García Fonzi, Ana Ofelia Murguía. Songs by Germaine Franco & Adrian Molina and Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez. Music score by Michael Giacchino.

DOCTOR DOLITTLE – 50th Anniversary limited edition of the Original Movie Soundtrack, starring Rex Harrison, Anthony Newley, Samantha Edgar and Richard Attenborough. Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. “This deluxe 2-CD anniversary edition, meticulously produced, restored, mixed and mastered by Mike Matessino, from studio vault elements, in consultation with the composer, showcases a stunningly full ACT I and ACT II score presentation greatly expanded beyond the original Gold-selling 1967 album. A wealth of previously unreleased material includes the lush underscore arranged by Alexander Courage and Lionel Newman, with the presentation further enhanced by alternates and never-before-heard demo recordings by the legendary Rex Harrison. It’s the long-awaited, definitive assembly of a classic musical score that has delighted fans of all ages for half a century. Matessino’s exclusive, in-depth notes, with recollections from the composer, takes you behind the scenes of Dolittle’s wonderful musical world and Jim Titus’ art design herds the packaging together in classy fashion." Available at LaLaLand Records.

EXPRESSO BONGO – Original London Cast recording of the 1958 musical starring Paul Scofield, James Kenney, Millicent Martin, Meier Tzelniker, Hy Hazell and Elizabeth Ashley. Music by David Heneker & Monty Norman and lyrics by Julian More, David Heneker & Monty Norman. Available at Kritzerland

42nd STREET – Original 2017 London Cast recording, starring Sheena Easton, Tom Lister, Clare Halse, Jasna Ivir, Norman Bowman, Stuart Neal, Graeme Henderson and Christopher Howell. Songs by Harry Warren & Al Dubin. 

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with original songs by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Keala Settle, Ziv Zaifman, Austyn Johnson, Cameron Seely, Daniel Everidge and Loren Allred. 

HIGH TOR – Original Soundtrack of the 1956 CBS TV film starring Julie Andrews, Bing Crosby, Nancy Olson and Everett Sloane. Music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. Available at Stage Door Records

MAD LIBS LIVE! – Original Off-Broadway Cast recording, featuring Jeanfranco Cardentey, Lindsey Brett Carothers, Max Joseph, Melody Madarasz, Zachary Noah Piser, Santina Umbach and, as a special guest, Mike Woods. Music by Jeff Thomson and lyrics by Robin Rothstein.

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