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Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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Digital Music Now Available:

RoccoJames A. Rocco: Holidays with Mom
(new digital EP)
Broadway/regional actor/singer/director/choreographer James A. Rocco. "I Remember," "The Christmas Song," "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)."

LiamLiam Forde: "The Holiday Season"
(Ballyhoo Music - new digital single)
New version of the Kay Thompson classic. Billy Stritch on piano.

Music to Be Released This Friday, December 1:

Choir of ManChristmas with The Choir of Man
(Westway Music - new digital EP)
From the British jukebox musical, which originated at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With Choir of Man cast members who have been seen on stage across the world. The 6-track EP to include "This Christmas," "Driving Home for Christmas," and "The Christmas Song." CD to be available at Arts Theatre in London's West End.

FraserDianne Fraser: You and I - The Words and Music of Leslie Bricusse
(new on CD/digital)
Debut album. "At the Crossroads / After Today," "Pure Imagination," "Feeling Good," "Crazy World / If I Ruled the World," "Le Jazz Hot," "Happiness," "Look at That Face / Something in Your Smile," "You and I," "This Is the Moment / Once in a Lifetime," "Two for the Road."

HookHook Ultimate Edition
(La-La Land Records - new 3-CD set)
Expanded and and remastered soundtrack from 1991 film. Disc One / Disc Two: the John Williams score presentation with additional music tracks. Disc Three: songs by Williams and Leslie Bricusse (eight demos from when it was going to be a musical), alternate cues, and source music. 48-Page booklet with in-depth liner notes by Mike Matessino and associate producers John Takis and Jason LeBlanc. 12-page second booklet in the package has track list. Limited release of 5000 units.

BenkoJulie Benko: Christmas with You
(Club44 Records - new EP)
"The Man with the Bag," "(I Never Had a) Christmas with You" (with Mykal Kilgore) - available now, "Tumbalalaika," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

SOMThe Sound of Music Super Deluxe Edition
(Craft Recordings - 4-CD/1-Blu-Ray Audio box set and digital)
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein score. The soundtrack, expanded, remixed and remastered. With well over 40 previously unreleased tracks. Collects every musical element from the film for the very first time, along with instrumentals of each song, plus 11 never-before-heard alternate takes, including rare performances from the cast. The accompanying Blu-Ray Audio disc features the full score in hi-res audio as well as a new Dolby Atmos mix of the original 16-track soundtrack. In-depth liner notes by Robert Wise associate Mike Matessino, who also remixed and remastered the album from the original multi-track tapes. Read more here. Also to be available: Deluxe 2-CD edition; Deluxe 3-LP vinyl in black and in Picnic Meadow Green; Super Deluxe Edition digital; and Standard digital.

Newly Listed Recordings:

January 12, 2024:

RulesMark Winkler: The Rules Don't Apply
(Café Pacific Records - new album)
Vocalist/songwriter Mark Winkler's 21st album. With 16 top musicians who play in various combinations. "Sunday in L.A.," "I.G.Y (What a Wonderful World)," "The Joy of Singing," "In Love in New York," "Got to Get You into My Life," "The Rules Don't Apply," "Something So Right," "Just Around the Corner," "If These Walls Could Talk," "Jazz Swings," "Mama Told Me Not to Come," "Lessons I've Learned," "Here's to Jazz."

March 1, 2024:

MerrilyMerrily We Roll Along
(Masterworks Broadway - new 2-disc vinyl)
2023 Broadway revival cast recording of Score by Stephen Sondheim (book by George Furth). Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez, and Daniel Radcliffe with Krystal Joy Brown, Katie Rose Clarke, and Reg Rogers. "Overture," "Merrily We Roll Along," "That Frank," "First Transition," "Old Friends -- Like It Was," "Franklin Shepard, Inc.," "Second Transition," "Old Friends," "Growing Up," "Third Transition," "Not a Day Goes By," "Not a Day Goes By," "Now You Know," "Gussie's Opening Number," "It's a Hit!," "Fourth Transition," "The Blob - Part I," "Growing Up," "Good Thing Going," "The Blob - Part II," "Fifth Transition," "Bobby and Jackie and Jack," "Not a Day Goes By," "Sixth Transition," "Opening Doors," "Seventh Transition," "Our Time." Barnes and Noble exclusive.

Newly Listed Books:

January 16, 2024:

GreasepaintGreasepaint Puritan: Boston to 42nd Street in the Queer Backstage Novels of Bradford Ropes
(Univ of Michigan Press - Hardcover Book/Paperback)
By Maya Cantu. Details the life and work of Bradford Ropes, author of the bawdy 1932 novel "42nd Street," on which the classic film and its stage adaptation are based. Follows Ropes s successful career as both a performer and the author of the backstage novels "42nd Street," "Stage Mother," and "Go Into Your Dance." Ropes rebelled against the "Proper Bostonian" life, in a career that touched upon the Jazz Age, American vaudeville, and theater censorship. 330 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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