Tuesday, November 8, 2016

SHOW MUSIC RELEASES: NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2016


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 2016. The list is in alphabetical order.


THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ – Original Canadian Cast recording with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by David Spencer. Featuring Ken James Stewart, George Masswohl, Marie-Pierre de Brienne, Adrian Marchuk, Victor Young, David Coomber, Sam Rosenthal, Michael Rudder, Kristian Truelsen, Albane Chateau, Gab Desmond, Julia Halfyard and Michael Daniel Murphy.


THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY - DVD-R release of the 1949 MGM musical directed by Charles Walters. Starring Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Oscar Levant, Gale Robbins and Billie Burke. Music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

BUMBLESCRATCH – London Concert Cast recording of the new musical by Robert J. Sherman. Featuring Darren Day, Jessica Martin, Michael Xavier, Ilan Galkoff, Katie Kerr, Alastair Barron, Dickie Wood, Jacob Chapman, Teddy Moynihan and Cathy Read.

CANDIDE – Blu-ray release of the 2004 concert production at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center of Leonard Bernstein’s operetta. Starring Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Paul Groves, Sir Thomas Allen, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Janine LaManna, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir. 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Reissue of the 1995 Original Cast Recording with songs by Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens. Starring Walter Charles, Nick Corley, Ken Jennings, Jeff Keller, Joseph Kolinski, Michael Mandell, Robert Westenberg and Emily Skinner.

To read my review click here.


DO YOU WANNA DANCE? – Original Cast recording featuring Maddie Pratt, Blake Sauceda, Erica Harkins, Zach Nelson, Bailey Anderson, Troy Atteberry, Monica Lockwood, Alessandra Aguilar, Ben Sherman.


FALSETTOS – Broadway Revival Cast recording of the William Finn musical, starring Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block, Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandou Uranowitz and Betsy Wolfe.


GYPSY – Blu-ray and DVD release of the West End revival directed by Jonathan Kent and starring Imelda Staunton, Peter Davison. Music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. 

HAIRSPRAY – NBC telecast cast recording, starring Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Garrett Clayton, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, and Martin Short. Directed by Kenny Leon. Music by Marc Shaiman and Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. 

To read my review click here.


HAIRSPRAY – DVD release of the live NBC telecast starring Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Garrett Clayton, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, and Martin Short. Directed by Kenny Leon. Music by Marc Shaiman and Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman.


HALF A SIXPENCE – Original 2016 London Cast recording of the new English production of David Heneler’s musical based on H. G. Weel’s novel “Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul”. New songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Featuring Charlie Stemp.


HOLIDAY – DVD release of the 1956 TV musical starring Doretta Morrow, Keith Andes, Kitty Carlisle, Jacques d'Amboise, Tammy Grimes, George Irving, Bambi Linn and Rod Alexander. Music by Clay Warnick and Mel Pahl based on themes of Johann Strauss, Jr.
IT’S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER – Blu-ray release of the 195 MGM musical directed by Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly. Starring Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Dolores Gray, Dan Dailey and Michael Kidd. Music by André Previn and lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green.


LA LA LAND - Original Movie Soundtrack with music by Justin Hurwitz and lyrics by Benj Hasek & Justin Paul. Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno and Jessica Rothe. Release date: December 2016


THE PORTAL – Studio Cast recording of the Off-Broadway rock odyssey, featuring Katsük, Billy Lewis Jr., Xavier Onassis and Lisa Gerrard. Original music composed by Tierro Lee and Comer.


RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL – Off-Broadway Revival Cast recording with music by Marin Laird and lyrica by Joel Paley. Featuring Tori Murray, Kim Maresca, Jennifer Diamond, Rita McKenzie, Paul Pecorino and Andrea McCullough. 

SCHIKANEDER – World Premiere Vienna Cast recording of the new Stephen Schwartz musical. Starring Milica Jovanovic, Mark Seibert, Florian Peters, Hardy Rudolz, Mark Seibert, Katie Hall, Franziska Schuster, Katja Reichert, Armin Kahl and Reinwald Kranner. 


SING – Original Movie Soundtrack of the animated film with voices by Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane, Reese Witherspoon, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll, Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande, Jody Talbot, Gipsy Kings, Cat Stevens, Queen, Tikki Pasillas and The Bunnies. 


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY - 1963 Original Broadway Cast Recording of the play with music based on Edgar Lee Masters’ collection of short free-form poems. Music by Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn and Hal Lynch. Starring Betty Garrett, Joyce Van Patten and Robert Elston. 

SWEENEY TODD – Blu-ray release of the 2001 San Francisco concert of the Stephen Sondheim musical, starring George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, Victoria Clark and Davis Gaines. 

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