35mm A Musical Exhibition - Original Cast Recording
Released on Ghostlight Records on 5/1/12
Representing a collision of artistic disciplines as disparate as musical theater, photography, and pop/rock music, 35mm pushes the limits of self-expression to create an art form utterly its own. A collection of "snapshot stories" are woven together as each of the evening's original songs is performed – with gusto and musical virtuosity – while the audience is immersed in stunning projections of ... (more...)
The Music of SMASH - Various
Released on NBC on 5/1/12
NBC will release the highly anticipated soundtrack to the musical drama SMASH on May 1. The 13-song soundtrack will include Ryan Tedder's "Touch Me", and will mark the first time the song will be made available for purchase. The official soundtrack will also include other previously released original tracks from Tony and Grammy award-winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
The Music of SMASH wi... (more...)
The Girl From Utah - Comic Opera Guild
Released on Footlight on 5/1/12
This Comic Opera Guild recording, featuring 18 singers with dual piano accompaniment, features not only all the songs added for the American production of the show in 1915, but also the opening chorus and first act finale that were cut for casting reasons.
John & Jen - Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording
Released on Ghostlight Records on 5/1/12
Digital Release of the 1996 Off-Broadway cast recording.... (more...)
The Perfect Year: The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber The 20th Annual STAGE Benefit Concert - Various
Released on Kritzerland Records on 5/4/12
The annual STAGE benefits have been going on for over twenty-five years now – they are always an exciting event, peopled with wonderful performers doing wonderful music. Several of them have been recorded live and released on CD, including the Kritzerland release of Schwartz, Schwartz, and Strouse. We are very pleased to present three never before released recordings, including this amazing tribut... (more...)
Songs from 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' - Nick Jonas
Released on Broadway Records on 5/8/12
Produced by six-time Grammy nominee Robert Sher who produced the Grammy nominated Daniel Radcliffe/John Larroquette HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUR REALLY TRYING cast album, the new five-track Nick Jonas recording is executive produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard of Broadway Consortium (Executive producers of the Radcliffe/Larroquette album) and Ken Mahoney.
Dee Does Broadway - Dee Snider
Released on Razor & Tie on 5/8/12
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider is set to release his theater-themed album titled 'Dee Does Broadway' in which he duets with Patti LuPone, Bebe Neuwirth, and Cyndi Lauper.
Liza Minnelli - Live At The Wintergarden
Released on Masterworks Broadway on 5/8/12
Liza Minnelli's triumphal return to Broadway in early 1974, after Flora the Red Menace – her first Tony Award at the age of 19 – and her Oscar-winning performance in the film of Cabaret, was a month-long solo engagement at the Winter Garden. Bob Fosse staged the show, and choreographed it with Ron Lewis; John Kander and Fred Ebb, long associated with Minnelli, supplied a few new songs. It was a bl... (more...)
The Broadway Lullaby Project - Various
Released on Easton Studio Press on 5/8/12
Broadway's brightest stars, composers, and musicians are teaming up to create OVER THE MOON: The Broadway Lullaby Project. The 2-CD set, 48-page children's book is illustrated by America's best loved artists, features original music and art. The project benefits breast cancer research, support and education.
Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project's roster of world-class vocalists feature... (more...)
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - New Broadway Cast
Released on PS Classics on 5/8/12
ps classics today announced that they will be presenting the New Broadway Cast Recording of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, to be released May 8. The recording will take place on March 12 and 13.
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is now on Broadway with a cast led by four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Ragtime, "Private Practice") as Bess, Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis (Les Miserables, Sondh... (more...)
'Julie & Carol Live at Carnegie Hall' & 'Julie & Carol Live at Lincoln Center' - Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett
Released on Masterworks Broadway on 5/8/12
Specially priced 2-CD set. 1962 Julie & Carol: Live at Carnegie Hall and 1971 Julie & Carol: Live at Lincoln Center. ... (more...)
A Song Cycle for Soho - Original Cast Recording
Released on SimG Records on 5/14/12
Independent label SimG Records is to release the Original Cast Recording of A SONG CYCLE FOR SOHO, a writing project created for Mercury Musical Development members to practise the craft of songwriting, and have a showcase presented at London's Soho Theatre.
With a book by Andrew Brinded, musical direction from Tony Winner Sarah Travis, directed & co-created by Simon Greiff; the cast album feat... (more...)
Newies - Original Broadway Cast Recording
Released on Ghostlight on 5/15/12
This cast recording will feature the musical's score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and lyricist Jack Feldman, with book by four-time Tony Award® winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy). The stage version introduces brand-new songs while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including ‘Carrying the Ban... (more...)
Lysistrata Jones - Original Broadway Cast Recording
Released on Broadway Records on 5/15/12
Broadway Records will release the original cast recording of the Broadway musical, LYSISTRATA JONES, featuring music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn and book by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane.
The Broadway company of LYSISTRATA JONES featured Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Liz Mikel (Hetaira), Josh Segarra (Mick), Jason Tam (Xander), and Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Robin) with Alexander Aguil... (more...)
Glee: The Graduation Album - Various
Released on Columbia Records on 5/15/12
Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album will become available May 15. The album includes the Glee versions of Queen's "We Are The Champions," Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory" and Jason Mraz's "I Won't Give Up."
Glee has sold more than 43 million songs and over 12 million albums worldwide. The show scored three consecutive #1 releases with Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna, Glee: The Music, Volume ... (more...)
Sweet Little Devil - Studio Cast Recording
Released on PS Classics on 5/22/12
George Gershwin's long-lost musical, 1924's Sweet Little Devil, receives its world premiere recording, as PS Classics continues its acclaimed Forgotten Musicals series. Featuring lyrics by George's then-regular collaborator, B.G. (Buddy) DeSylva - with whom he'd already penned such hits as "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise" and "Somebody Loves Me" - Sweet Little Devil, George's earliest surviving... (more...)
Blame it on Bacharach: The 24th Annual STAGE Benefit Concert - Various
Released on Kritzerland Records on 5/23/12
The annual STAGE benefits have been going on for over twenty-five years now – they are always an exciting event, peopled with wonderful performers doing wonderful music. Several of them have been recorded live and released on CD, including the Kritzerland release of Schwartz, Schwartz, and Strouse. We are very pleased to present three never before released recordings, including this electrifying t... (more...)
By Side By Side By Side By Side By Stephen Sondheim The 23rd Annual STAGE Benefit - Various
Released on Kritzerland Records on 5/24/12
The annual STAGE benefits have been going on for over twenty-five years now – they are always an exciting event, peopled with wonderful performers doing wonderful music. Several of them have been recorded live and released on CD, including the Kritzerland release of Schwartz, Schwartz, and Strouse. We are very pleased to present three never before released recordings, starting with this amazing tr... (more...)
Lift - Original Concept Album
Released on Dress Circle on 5/31/12
Eight people get in a LIFT at Covent Garden tube station on an ordinary morning and what follows is an exploration into their thoughts. Through seeing everything they think and revealing their inner most secrets, we realize that in some way they are all connected and if they reached out to one another they might change their lives forever.
With Perfect Pitch Craig and Ian Watson showcased ‘Lift'... (more...)
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