Friday, October 2, 2015


Here you find a list, as complete as possible, of all the CDs, digital releases, DVDs and Blu-ray regarding stage and movie musicals that that are being released in October 2015. The list is in alphabetical order. 

ANN VERONICA – 1969 Original London Cast of the musical based on H. G. Wells’ novel, featuring Mary Millar, Arthur Lowe, Hy Hazell, Peter Reeves, Charles West, Glennis Beresford, Joan Cooper, Joanne Haverly, John Inman, Simon Kent, Suzanne Kerchiss, Ian Lavender, Janet Mahoney and Jacquie Toye. Music by Cyril Ornadel and lyrics by David Croft.

AT LONG LAST LOVE – Original of 1975 Peter Bogdanovich musical film with songs by by Cole Porter. Starring Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, Madeline Kahn, Eileen Brennan, Duilio Del Prete, Mildred Natwick, Loutz Gage and John Hillerman. 

BE MORE CHILL - Original Cast Album of the new musical by Joe Iconis, based on the novel by Ned Vizzini. Featuring Will Connolly, Eric William Morris, Stephanie Hsu, Jake Boyd, Gerard Canonico, Katlyn Carlson, Katie Ladner, Lauren Marcus, George Salazar and Paul Whitty.

BEGGAR’S HOLIDAY – World premiere recording of Duke Ellington’s 1946 Broadway Musical” starring David Serero. Music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by John La Touche.

CHIP DeFFAA’S IRVING BERLIN & CO. – Original Cast Album of “ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's musical comedy that tells the story of the most successful songwriter in history.” Featuring Emily Bordonaro, Michael Kasper, Jonah Barricklo, Jeffrey Sewell, Michael Townsend Wright, Matthew Nardozzi, Keith Anderson, Elena Bennett, Amanda Andrews, Jenn Spottz, Katherine Paulsen, Chloe Brooks, Peter Charney, Missy Dreier, Brian Vincent Grimaldi,  Casie Pepe-Winshell, Richard Danley and Will Conard. Available at CDBaby.

A CHORUS LINE – 40th Anniversary Celebration in a remastered new edition of the Original Broadway Cast recording. Music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrcis by Ed Kleban. Starring Scott Allen, Renee Baughman, Carole Bishop, Pamela Blair, Wayne Cilento, Chuck Cissel, Clive Clerk, Kay Cole, Ronald Dennis, Donna Drake, Brandt Edwards, Patricia Garland, Carolyn Kirsch, Ron Kuhlman, Nancy Lane, Baayork Lee, Priscilla Lopez, Robert LuPone, Cameron Mason, Donna McKechnie, Don Percassi, Carole Schweid, Michael Serrecchia, Michael Stuart, Thomas J. Walsh, Sammy Williams and Crissy Wilzak. Includes bonus tracks. 

You can read my review by clicking here.

CLINTON THE MUSICAL – Original Cast recording of the Paul Hodge musical, starring Kerry Butler, Tom Galantich, Duke Lafoon, John Treacy Egan, Judy Gold, Veronica J. Kuehn and Kevin Zak.

ELF - Original London cast recording of the Matthew Sklar & Chad Beguelin musical. Starring Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin.

FREEDOMLAND USA – for the first time on CD the songs written by Jule Styne and George Weiss for a souvenir album for the New York theme park. Sung by Johnny Horton, Jimmy Rushing, Jill Corey, Richard Hayes, Charlie Weaver and Earl Wrightson; plus Ethel Merman, Peter Lawford and Jule Styne.

THE LIGHT PRINCESS – Cast Album of the musical “dark fairytale about grief, rebellion and the power of love"; music by Tori Amos and lyrics by Tori Amos & Samuel Adamson. The original London cast featured Amy Booth-Steel, Stephanie Bron, Vivien Carter, James Charlton, Rosalie Craig, Hal Fowler, Owain Gwynn, Nicola Hart, Nick Hendrix), C J Johnson, Luke Johnson, David Langham, Richard Lowe, Tommy Luther, Jamie Muscato, Emma Norin, Malinda Parris, Kane Oliver Parry, Adam Pearce, Caspar Phillipson, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Clive Rowe, Nuno Silva, Phoebe Street, Ben Thompson and Lynne Wilmot.

MY FAIR LADY – Blu-ray/DVD release of a remastered edition of the George Cukor movie adaptation of the musical by Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner, starring Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper and Jeremy Brett. Includes extras: video from the British and Los Angeles premieres, Rex Harrison's BFI Honor and Golden Globe acceptance speech, alternate Audrey Hepburn vocals. 

THÉRÈSE RAQUIN – Original London Cast recording with music by Craig Adams and lyrics by Nona Shepphard. Featuring Julie Atherton, Tara Hugo, Jeremy Legat, Greg Barnett, James Hume, Matthew Harvey, Lila Clements, Gary Tushaw and Iwan Lewis. 

WELCOME TO MY WORLD – Original Cast recording of a new one-girl musical with music and lyrics by Bruce Kimmel. Starring Sami Staitman. Available at Kritzerland. Release date: October 2015

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