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Here is a survey of recent cast album releases (and significant Broadway related releases), and a schedule of those announced for 2002.

Here is a survey of recent cast album releases (and significant Broadway related releases), and a schedule of those announced for 2002.

FORTHCOMING

Elaine Stritch at Liberty

  • Release: March 26
  • Label: DRG
  • Writers: various
  • Performer: Elaine Stritch.
  • The 2-CD album was recorded live Jan. 10-11 at the Public Theater. There will be a limited release at the Neil Simon Theatre prior to wide distribution.

The Last Five Years

  • Release: April 16
  • Label: Sh-K-Boom Records
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
  • Performers: Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott.
  • Miscellaneous: The album will be recorded March 11.

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Sweet Smell of Success

  • Release: TBA
  • Label: Sony Classical
  • Writers: music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Craig Carnelia
  • Performers: John Lithgow, Brian d'Arcy James and the original Broadway cast.
  • Miscellaneous: The album will be recorded March 17.

The Spitfire Grill

  • Release: early 2002
  • Label: private release
  • Writers: music by James Valcq, lyrics by Fred Alley
  • Performers: Liz Callaway, Garret Long, and the 2001 Playwrights Horizons cast.

Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen

  • Release: mid 2002
  • Label: Original Cast Records
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Stan Freeman and Franklin Underwood
  • Performers: Lou Diamond Phillips, Charles Nelson Reilly, Eleanor Calbes, Mickey Rooney, and others.
  • Miscellaneous: This is a studio recording of the 1970 flop, a musicalization of The Teahouse of the August Moon.

Other Recordings: Susan Egan: So Far - JAY Records - March 5
Bernadette Peters: Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers and Hammerstein – Angel – March 12
Girl in Pink Tights (reissue) - DRG - March 12
Donna McKechnie: Inside the Music - Fynsworth Alley - March
Evita Highlights Original Broadway Cast - Decca Broadway - March 26
Wall to Wall Richard Rodgers - Fynsworth Alley - April
Darius de Haas: Day Dream – ps classics – May 21
Jessica Molaskey: Pentimento - ps classics - May 21


No Recording Announced:

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Oklahoma!
One Mo' Time
Into the Woods


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Dreamgirls (2001 Concert Recording)

Foxy

  • Release: Feb. 28
  • Label: Original Cast Records
  • Writers: Johnny Mercer and Robert Emmet
  • Performers: The Musicals Tonight Revival Cast.

Bea Arthur on Broadway

  • Release: Feb. 12
  • Label: DRG Records
  • Writers: various
  • Performers: cast of the 2000 national tour
  • Miscellaneous: Featuring musical director Billy Goldenberg at piano, this album was recorded live Dec. 12-13 at the Royal Poinciana in West Palm Beach, FL.

Pete ‘n’ Keely

  • Release: Dec. 4, 2001
  • Label: Fynsworth Alley
  • Writers: various
  • Performers: Sally Mayes and George Dvorsky. P>

Do I Hear a Waltz? (Pasadena Playhouse Cast)

  • Release: Dec. 4, 2001
  • Label: Fynsworth Alley
  • Writers: music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Performers: Alyson Reed, Anthony Crivello and the Pasadena Playhouse Cast. P>

The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936

  • Release: Nov. 19, 2001
  • Label: Decca Broadway
  • Writers: music by Vernon Duke, lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  • Performers: The 1999 Encores! cast including Karen Ziemba, Ruthie Henshall, and Stephanie Pope.
  • Miscellaneous: Recorded shortly after the 1999 Encores! presentation, the recording was released in late 2001.

Peter Pan (2000 TV Soundtrack)

  • Release: Nov. 14, 2001
  • Label: JAY Records
  • Writers: Moose Charlap, Carolyn Leigh, Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green
  • Performers: Cathy Rigby and the cast of the 2000 television broadcast.
  • Miscellaneous: The A&E television production was based on the 1997 Broadway revival.

Copenhagen

  • Release: Nov. 13, 2001
  • Label: Fynsworth Alley
  • Writer: Michael Frayn
  • Performers: Philip Bosco, Michael Cumpsty and Blair Brown
  • Miscellaneous: This is a 2-CD recording of the entire play.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

  • Release: Nov. 7, 2001
  • Label: Legacy/Sony Direct/Radio City Records
  • Writers: various
  • Performers: cast of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  • Miscellaneous: This is a compilation of Christmas-themed songs performed in the annual extravaganza.

Guys and Dolls (2000 National Tour)

  • Release: Nov. 6, 2001
  • Label: DRG
  • Writers: Frank Loesser
  • Performers: Maurice Hines, Alexandra Foucard, Brian Sutherland, and the 2000 National touring cast.

Shine!

  • Release: Oct. 16, 2001
  • Label: Original Cast Records
  • Writers: music by Roger Anderson and lyrics by Lee Goldsmith
  • Performers: The company of the 2001 National Music Theatre Network’s staged reading.

By Jeeves

  • Release: Oct. 16, 2001
  • Label: Decca Broadway
  • Writers: music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Alan Ayckbourn
  • Performers: John Scherer and Martin Jarvis and the 2000 Pittsburgh Public Theater production.

The Frogs/Evening Primrose

Through the Years

  • Release: Oct. 2, 2001
  • Label: ps classics
  • Writers: lyrics by John Latouche
  • Performers: The cast of the original Off-Broadway production.
  • Miscellaneous: This album is produced by Robert Sher.

Other Recordings: The Nervous Set (reissue) - DRG - Feb. 26
The Student Prince (reissue) - DRG - Feb. 26
Moulin Rouge 2 - Interscope - Feb. 26
My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs – WEA/London/Sire – Feb. 20
Jack Donahue: Lighthouse – LML Music – Feb. 12
Linda Eder: Gold – Atlantic – Feb. 12
Liza Minnelli: Tropical Nights - DRG - Feb. 12
A Broadway Valentine – Fynsworth Alley – Feb. 5
Highlights from Disney on Broadway – Disney – Feb. 5
Stephen Schwartz: Uncharted Territory – Fynsworth Alley – Jan. 29
Barbra Streisand: The Essential Barbra Streisand – Columbia – Jan. 29
Cy Coleman: It Started with a Dream - Sony - Jan. 15


— Compiled by Andrew Ku

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