Wednesday, November 12, 2014

MUSICALS ON CD AND VIDEO RELEASES: NOVEMBER 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 November 2014. The list is in alphabetical order.


ANNIE – CD release of the Original Movie Soundtrack of the new film adaptation of Thomas Meehan, Martin Charnin & Charles Strouse musical. Starring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale and Cameron Diaz.

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL – Blu-ray and DVD release of the live recording of the final London performance of this musical, Starring Elliott Hanna, Liam Mower and James Lomas, all as Billy, plus Ruthie Henshall, Deka Walmsley, Chris Grahamson, Ann Emery, Claudia Bradley, Howard Crossley, Barnaby Meredith and David Muscat. Songs by Elton John and Lee Hall. Production directed by Stephen Daldry, with choreography by Peter Darling. Includes a “specially choreographed mash-up finale” featuring 25 former and current Billy Elliots. Release date: November 2014 


BING CROSBY: THE SILVER SCREEN COLLECTION - a 13 DVD box with 24 movies tarring Bing Crosby: Bing Crosby: College Humor (1933), We’re Not Dressing (1934), Here is My Heart (1934), Mississippi (1935), Rhythm on the Range (1936), Waikiki Wedding (1937), Double or Nothing (1937), Sing You Sinners (1938), East Side of Heaven (1939), Road to Singapore (1940), If I Had My Way (1940), Rhythm on the River (1940), Road to Zanzibar (1941), Birth of the Blues (1941), Holiday Inn (1942), Road to Morocco (1942), Going My Way (1944), Here Come the Waves (1944), Road to Utopia (1946), Blue Skies (1946), Welcome Stranger (1947), Variety Girl (1947), The Emperor Waltz (1948), A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1949). Release date: November 2014

GHOST QUARTET - Cast recording of the new musical by Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) which is running through November 8 at The Bushwick Starr Theater. Featuring Brent Arnold, Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell and Dave Malloy. Available at davemalloy.bandcamp.com/releases


GOIN' TO TOWN - DVD-R release of the 1935 musical movie directed by Alexander Hall. Starring Mae West, Paul Cavanagh, Gilbert Emery, Marjorie Gateson, Tito Coral, Ivan Lebedeff and Fred Kohler. Songs by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal.


HIGH, WIDE AND HANDSOME - DVD-R release of the 1937 musical movie directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Starring Randolph Scott, Irene Dunne, Dorothy Lamour, Elizabeth Patterson, Raymond Walburn, Charles Bickford and Akim Tamiroff. Songs by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II.


HONEYMOON IN VEGAS – Original Broadway Cast recording of the new Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Bergman’s musical. Starring Rob McClure, Tony Danza, Brynn O’Malley, David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar, Matt Allen, Tracee Beazer, Grady McLeod Bowman, Barry Busby, Leslie Donna Flesner, Gaelen Gilliland, Albert Guerzon, Raymond J. Lee, George Merrick, Jessica Naimy, Zachary Prince, Catherine Ricafort, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Erica Sweany, Cary Tedder, and Katie Webber.

You can read my review by clicking here.

JERSEY BOYS – Blu-ray/DVD/ and Digital HD UltraViolet release of the 2014 film based on the Broadway musical. Starring John Lloyd Young, Christopher Walken, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza. Music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. Directed by Clint Eastwood.


THE MAN WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS – Original Studio Cast recording of the new musical by Ron Lytle (OH MY GODMOTHER!), “based on the true story of ‘Erector Set’ inventor A.C. Gilbert.  In 1917, as the United States was embroiled in the drama of World War I, Washington lawmakers proposed a ban on toy sales for the duration of the holiday season.  Gilbert battled the bureaucrats, and emerged victorious.  He became a hero to children everywhere and was forever thereafter known as “The Man Who Saved Christmas”. Featuring Chris Vettel, Ryan Drummond, Melissa O’Keefe, Sheelagh Murphy, Michael P. Mendelsohn, Jordyn Foley and Pierce Peter Brandt. More information at www.TheManWhoSavedChristmas.comYou can read my review by clicking here.

SUNNY AFTERNOON – Original Cast recording for the musical about the early life of Ray Davies and The Kinks. Featuring John Dagleish, Ned Derrington, George Maguire and Adam Sopp. Release date: November 2014

TAPPIN’ AND YAPPIN’ – 2014 Original Orland Cast recording of the musical with Music and Lyrics by John DeHaas. Starring Joy Andersen. Available at CD Baby

WORZEL GUMMIDGE – 1981 Original London Cast recording starring Jon Pertwee, Una Stubbs, Geoffrey Bayldon, Bill Maynard, Lucy Baker, Jonathan Byatt, Jonathan Stephens and Mike Finesilver. Music by Denis King and Lyrics by Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall.

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