The Original Broadway Cast Album was released digitally on May 11, 2018, with a physical (CD) release following on June 8, 2018. For the recording, the orchestra was expanded from 21 members to 44, including 22 strings. The album includes a song cut from the Broadway production as a bonus track, “When Everything Falls Apart”.
The Last Word never strays far from the style of Seventies Philadelphia. The horn voicings and throbbing strings are pitched much as they would have been by Gamble & Huff. The guitar in “I Got You” suggests the Spinners’ “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love,” while “Start Stoppin’” unavoidably evokes another Philadelphia classic, “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now.” “Enjoy Yourself” is co-written by Bruno Mars, but Wright worried that a few of the original lyrics weren’t precisely suited to the O’Jays. “Something a young boy might say, an older guy might be like, ‘nah,’” she explains. “So I changed a couple things.”
Created to celebrate all things Phibbsian and/or outrageously original, in honor of our phriend Milton and his de-compositions for horns and percussion. The juicy scoop is that a bunch of us got together over the summer with Milt and recorded a CD that includes some of Milton’s most infamous horn ensemble music decomposed over the many summers he spent at the Kendall Betts Horn Camp. Get ready for a crazy ride. In fact, it might be wise to have a pee first. Gonna be a doozy.
Ang Lee’s latest adventure in technically ambitious moviemaking is Gemini Man, a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced action film starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin who finds himself being tracked by his younger self. The film’s theatrical release was Friday, Oct. 11. Soundtrack composed by Grammy winner and Emmy nominee Lorne Balfe.
For twenty years, Carols for a Cure holiday CD has become a staple on every theatre-lover’s wish list. With the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and National Tours, this 2-CD compilation of holiday standards and original songs is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. The companies of Mean Girls, Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, My Fair Lady and Pretty Woman, to name just a few, have come together to make this an extra special musical treat. As an extra bonus, there are ten classic bonus tracks to celebrate 20 years of Carols for a Cure.
STRANGE ENERGY (2018) features sacred chamber and vocal works by American composer Delvyn Case (b. 1974). The pieces explore a wide range of topics within the Christian tradition, including the Trinity, the immanence and transcendence of God, the divine nature of Christ, the suffering of Job, and the possibility of darkness as a metaphor for God’s creative power. The recording features the Firebird Ensemble, Triton Brass Quintet, Bayside Trio, clarinetist Todd Brunel, sopranos Jean Danton and Elisabeth Marshall, and organist Edward A. Broms. Recorded at Dreamworld Studios, Lynn, Massachusetts. Produced by Delvyn Case. Engineered by Doug Hammer. CD Art by Emmanuelle LeGal.
Two-time Tony Award-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole join forces to portray the trailblazing cosmetic icons who built empires in a business world ruled by men. From the creators of Grey Gardens and the director of Rent and Next to Normal, WAR PAINT tells the remarkable story of Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Ardenâ€”fierce rivals who defined 20th Century beauty. In creating an industry, they reinvented themselves and revolutionized how the world saw women.
ANASTASIA features a lush, original score from Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). The score also includes several of the most beloved songs from the 1997 animated film, adapted for the stage. The 75-minute album will include the Academy Award nominated favorite “Journey to the Past” alongside many new numbers from the show such as Christy Altomare’s haunting “In My Dreams,” Ramin Karimloo’s passionate “Still” and Derek Klena’s heart-racing “My Petersburg.”
The annual Carols for a Cure holiday CD has become a staple on every theatre-lover’s wish list. With the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and National Tours, this 2-CD compilation of holiday standards and original songs is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. The companies of Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, Cats, School of Rock and A Bronx Tale, to name just a few, have come together to make this an extra special musical treat. Volumes 1 through 18 are also available individually. This CD exclusively benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time–and now you can experience this new production, starring Tony nominees Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.
Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa imagines the inner lives of America’s best-known daughters with a funny and moving follow-up to his 1993 musical First Lady Suite. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, this captivating musical with a sweeping score is a deeply felt new work about mothers, daughters and the discoveries we make about one another as we grow. Opened at The Public Theater on October 21, 2015 in New York City.
AMAZING GRACE is a new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change. Brimming with emotion and adventure, AMAZING GRACE is an unforgettable musical saga that captures the spirit of history’s sweetest and most powerful sound: freedom.
The companies from your favorite Broadway and Off-Broadway shows can be heard on this annual holiday treat, now in its 17th year. The 2-CD set exclusively benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and features new and classic holiday songs sung by the companies of Hamilton, Fun Home, Something Rotten! and Kinky Boots, among others. Volumes 1 through 16 are also available individually.
The Original Broadway Cast Recording for this new stage production, Honeymoon in Vegas, was recorded October 13, 2014, in New York City, and produced by composer and three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown and Emmy Award winner Jeffrey Lesser. The eagerly anticipated new musical has a book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by Jason Robert Brown. The production is directed by Gary Griffin.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Triton Brass is an exciting musical collaborative comprising five of the region’s most promising young talents. Prize winners at the 2005 Lyon International Chamber Music Competition and 2003 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, Triton is in its fourth year as artists-in-residence at The Boston Conservatory.
The holidays wouldn’t be the same without this annual dose of cheer from the Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre community. For 16 years, they have come together in song to celebrate and support BC/EFA on this 2-CD set. The companies of If/Then, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Cabaret are just a few of the many shows participating this year. Volumes 1 through 15 are also available individually.
This is a recording of new American music for wind ensemble and brass expertly performed by the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble and Triton Brass. These are all extremely talented composers, whose careers span teaching at Miami Frost School of Music and winning the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (McLoskey) and collaborating with singer Bjork on her DVD and writing an opera for the MET (Muhly).
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder is “THE NEW UNDISPUTED KING OF MUSICAL COMEDY!” (Time Out New York). Broadway’s hit tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to speed up the line of succession using a great deal of charm… and a dash of murder. Tony® winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man) gives “The year’s greatest musical theater performance” (The New York Times).
For the first time since it debuted on Broadway over 30 years ago, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s seven-time Tony Award®-winning musical EVITA is back on Broadway. The production stars Grammy®-winning international superstar Ricky Martin as Ché, Olivier Award®-winning Argentinean actress Elena Roger making her Broadway debut as Evita and Tony Award®-winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Perón.
For 14 years, members of the Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre community have raised their voices and lifted our spirits with this wonderfully eclectic holiday music series. Mixing holiday classics and brand new original material, this 2-CD set offers us the companies of Evita, Once, Peter and the Starcatcher and Newsies, among others, ushering us into a spirited holiday season. Celebrity guest stars include Ricky Martin, Cyndi Lauper and Perez Hilton.
After a recording career spanning more than fifty years of classical performances, Placido Domingo fulfills his wish to record an album of famous songs that accompanied his life. The Maestro himself chose the repertoire on SONGS, his first pop album in over twenty years, paying tribute to some of the greatest songwriters and including some of the world’s most popular songs from the past seventy years.
Holiday release from the French pianist, who is joined by a star-studded cast of friends. From Vive le vent (Jingle Bells) through Silent Night to Santa Baby, Michel Legrand has revisited the greatest Christmas songs. He created the arrangements and directed the Symphonic Orchestra with an accompanying jazz big band, recording the album in New York.
The band’s long-awaited studio follow-up to Now I Understand (2006). A double-disc set, Electric Moroccoland/So Below represents two distinct sides of the groups sound: Moroccan trance (Electric Moroccoland) and funky electronica/DJ-driven beats (So Below). More than 10 years in the making, it features over 26 musicians including John Medeski, DJ Logic, Dana Colley & the late Mark Sandman of Morphine.
The CD “Triple Doubles” presents three recent double concertos- works composed for violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson. Performed by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (Laredo is the orchestra’s Music Director), these performances have a remarkably personal quality, undoubtedly a result of the performers’ close relationship with the composers and the unique bond of a husband and wife interacting with “their” orchestra.
New Broadway Cast Recording of South Pacific. The landmark musical’s first-ever Broadway revival! The curtain rang down on Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific in 1954 after five years of extraordinary acclaim and countless awards including nine Tonys and a Pulitzer. The score’s songs include such musical theater classics as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “Bali Ha’i,” “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame” and “A Wonderful Guy.”
Counterpoint is a twelve-member choral group based in Vermont, directed by Robert De Cormier, who had a long and successful career with recording artists and groups like Harry Belafonte, Peter Paul and Mary, and The New York Choral Society. Since retiring to Vermont, he’s kept busy with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus and this small group of top voices. This is their fourth CD, all of which reflect De Cormier’s eclectic taste.
Trey Anastasio has built a career of extraordinary stylistic scope as the singer and guitarist of Phish and as a solo artist of wide horizons. Now Trey shows yet another side with Seis de Mayo, an album of instrumental pieces. Anastasio has been writing in this vein throughout and even before his career with Phish. Seis de Mayo is that long-anticipated labor of love.
Recorded at The Barn, Trey’s studio in Burlington, Vermont, the album features Trey backed by a long list of stellar musicians. Throughout, a four-member horn section dishes out punchy, stabbing counterpoint to Anastasio’s ever-inventive guitar work or engages in smart, peppery exchanges among themselves. A mighty three-piece rhythm section nails down the grooves, which range from light to Latin to sweetly funky to wickedly syncopated.