Monday, December 15, 2014

MUSICALS ON CD AND VIDEO RELEASES: DECEMBER 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 December 2014. The list is in alphabetical order.

CHESS - Remastered 1984 concept album of the Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Tim Rice score. Featuring Barbara Dickson, Murray Head, Tommy Körberg, Elaine Paige, Denis Quilley and Bjorn Skifs.

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY - DVD release of the live recording at London's Shaftesbury Avenue Theatre of the new musical play based on the James Jones novel. Cast includes Darius Campbell, Rebecca Thornhill, Siubhan Harrison, Ryan Sampson and Robert Lonsdale. 

FUNNY LADY – Blu-ray release of the 1975 musical starring Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall, Ben Vereen and Carole Wells. New songs by John Kander & Fred Ebb. Directed by Herbert Ross. Available at www.screenarchives.com


HERRINGBONE - Live recording of Skip Kennon and Ellen Fitzhugh’s score, starring BD Wong.

INTO THE WOODS – Blu-ray/DVD release of the 1991 televised presentation of the Original Broadway Cast of the Stephen Sondheim &James Lapine musical. Starring Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg, Kim Crosby, Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright, Barbara Bryne, Merle Louise, Chuck Wagner, Pamela Winslow, Philip Hoffman, Lauren Mitchell, Kay McClelland, Edmund Lyndeck, Joy Franz, Cindy Robinson and Maureen Davis.

INTO THE WOODS – Original Movie Soundtrack of the movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical. Starring Emily Blunt, James Corden, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Daniel Huttlestone, Lilla Crawford, Tracey Ullman, Johnny Depp, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding, Richard Glover and Annette Crosbie.

THE LAST SHIP – Original Broadway Cast recording of the Sting musical. Starring Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet.

PETER PAN – CD release of the Original Soundtrack of the live TV production, starring  Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle, Kelli O'Hara, Taylor Louderman, Alanna Saunders. Music by Jule Styne, Mark Charlap; lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Carolyn Leigh.

PETER PAN – DVD release of the new live TV production, starring  Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle, Kelli O'Hara, Taylor Louderman, Alanna Saunders. Music by Jule Styne, Mark Charlap; lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Carolyn Leigh.

THE ROUTE TO HAPPINESS – London Studio Cast recording of the Alexander S. Bermange score. Featuring Kerry Ellis, Ben Forster, and Louise Dearman. Produced by Mike Dixon.

STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONGWorld premiere recording of musical song cycle based on Abigail Pogrebin's non-fiction book. Songs by William Finn, Tom Kitt, Duncan Sheik, Sheldon Harnick, Jeanine Tesori, Michael Friedman, Marilyn & Alan Bergman, Amanda Green, Nathan Tysen & Chris Miller, Susan Birkenhead, and Marvin Hamlisch. Featuring Alex Brightman, Janet Metz, Alan Shmuckler, Aaron Serotsky, Brad Oscar, Joanna Glushak and Donna Vivino.  

YENTL – Blu-ray release of the 1983 movie directed by Barbra Streisand, with a score by Michel Legrand and Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman. Starring Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff, Steven Hill and Ruth Goring. Available at www.screenarchives.com

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