Upcoming Cast Recordings

Insider Info   Upcoming Cast Recordings Here is a survey of upcoming and recent cast album releases (and significant Broadway related recordings.)

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Jersey Boys

  • Release: Nov. 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • Writers: music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe
  • Performers: Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer and John Lloyd Young and the 2005 original Broadway cast.
  • Miscellaneous: Produced by Bob Gaudio, the album was recorded on Aug. 28.

Dessa Rose

  • Release: Dec. 13
  • Label: JAY Records
  • Writers: music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
  • Performers: La Chanze, Rachel York, and the 2005 original Off-Broadway cast.
  • Miscellaneous: The 2-disk cast album was recorded May 2, 2005.

Sweeney Todd (2005 Broadway Cast)

  • Release: TBA
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Performers: Michael Cerveris, Patti LuPone and the 2005 Broadway cast

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Newsical, the Musical

  • Release: 2005
  • Label: TBA
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Rick Crom
  • Performers: The 2004 Off-Broadway cast

Lone Star Love

  • Release: Jan. 10, 2006
  • Label: PS Classics
  • Writers: various
  • Performers: Original Off-Broadway cast.
  • Miscellaneous: The cast album was recorded March 2, 2005.

Johnny Guitar

  • Release: TBA
  • Label: TBA
  • Writers: music by Marty Silvestri, lyrics by Joel Higgins
  • Performers: Original Off-Broadway cast, including Steve Blanchard, Judy McLane, Ann Crumb and Robert Evan
  • Miscellaneous: The album was recorded May 17.

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Other Recordings:

Sondheim Sings: Volume 2 - PS Classics - Oct. 25
Marin Mazzie and Jason Daniele: Opposite You - PS Classics - Nov. 8
Barbara Cook: Tribute - DRG - Fall 2005

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The Likes of Us

  • Release: Oct. 17 (UK Release)
  • Label: Really Useful
  • Writers: music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice
  • Performers: Stephen Fry and others.

Forever Plaid (Original Las Vegas Recording)

  • Release: Sept. 20
  • Label: DRG
  • Writers: Various
  • Performers: 2005 Las Vegas cast
  • Miscellaneous: 15 songs from the Las Vegas production.

Whoopi

  • Release: Aug. 9
  • Label: DRG
  • Writers: Whoopi Goldberg
  • Performers: Whoopi Goldberg.
  • Miscellaneous: The 2-CD set will feature the complete performance as performed and recorded at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre on Jan. 29-30, 2005.

The Immigrant

  • Release: July 26
  • Label: Ghostlight
  • Writers: music by Steven M. Alper, lyrics by Sarah Knapp.
  • Performers: Jacqueline Antaramian, Walter Charles, Adam Heller and Cass Morgan.
  • Miscellaneous: The recording is produced by Jan Folkson.

After the Ball (2005 Off-Broadway Revival)

  • Release: July
  • Label: Kritzerland
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Noel Coward
  • Performers: The 2005 Irish Repertory cast.

Sweet Charity (2005 Broadway Revival)

  • Release: July 12
  • Label: DRG
  • Writers: music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields
  • Performers: Christina Applegate, Denis O'Hare, and the 2005 Broadway cast.
  • Miscellaneous: The cast album is available at selected New York retailers prior to the national release. CD was recorded May 16. Six bonus tracks will be included.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

  • Release: May 31
  • Label: Ghostlight Records
  • Writers: music and lyrics by William Finn
  • Performers: The 2005 Broadway cast.
  • Miscellaneous: The cast album was recorded April 5, 2005. The CD includes a song cut from the show.

All Shook Up

  • Release: May 31
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Writers: Various
  • Performers: Cheyenne Jackson and the 2005 Broadway cast.
  • Miscellaneous: The cast album was recorded April 4.

The Light in the Piazza

Altar Boyz

  • Release: May 17
  • Label: Sh-K-Boom Records
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker
  • Performers: Scott Porter, Ryan Duncan, David Josefsberg, Andy Karl and Tyler Maynard.
  • Miscellaneous: The album was recorded March 14.

Little Women

  • Release: May 3
  • Label: Ghostlight Records
  • Writers: music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
  • Performers: Sutton Foster, Maureen McGovern, and the 2005 original Broadway cast.
  • Miscellaneous: The cast album was recorded Feb. 28, 2005.

Spamalot

  • Release: May 3
  • Label: Decca Broadway
  • Writers: music by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, lyrics by Idle
  • Performers: Tim Curry, Hank Azaria, David Hyde Pierce and the 2005 original Broadway cast.
  • Miscellaneous: The cast album was recorded Feb. 7, 2005 and will include the cut song "Prayers".

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Pacific Overtures (2004 Broadway Cast)

  • Release: May 10
  • Label: PS Classics
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Performers: B.D. Wong and the original 2004 Broadway cast.
  • Miscellaneous: The cast album was recorded Feb. 1, 2005.

Altar Boyz

  • Release: May 17
  • Label: Sh-K-Boom
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker
  • Performers: Scott Porter, Ryan Duncan, David Josefsberg, Andy Karl and Tyler Maynard
  • Miscellaneous: The cast album was recorded March 14.

Fascinating Aida: Absolutely Fascinating

  • Release: April 26
  • Label: First Night
  • Writers: various
  • Performers: Adele Anderson, Dillie Keane and Liza Pulman.

Bright Lights, Big City

Hair (2004 Actors' Fund Benefit Concert)

  • Release: Early 2005
  • Label: Ghostlight (Sh-K-Boom Records)
  • Writers: lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot
  • Performers: Participants in the 2004 Actor' Fund Benefit Concert including Jennifer Hudson.
  • Miscellaneous: The recording was made Oct. 1.

On The Record

  • Release: March 15
  • Label: Disney
  • Writers: various
  • Performers: Cast of the touring company

The Frogs (2004 Broadway Cast)

  • Release: Jan. 25
  • Label: PS Classics
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Performers: The 2004 Original Broadway cast, including Nathan Lane, Roger Bart, John Byner, Peter Bartlett, Daniel Davis, Burke Moses and Michael Siberry
  • Miscellaneous: Produced by Tommy Krasker, the album was recorded Oct. 12.

Wonderful Town (2003 Broadway Revival - Re-release)

  • Release: Dec. 13
  • Label: DRG Records
  • Writers: music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
  • Performers: Brooke Shields and Jennifer Hope Wills and the 2003 Broadway revival cast
  • Miscellaneous: Vocal tracks by new Wonderful Town leads Brooke Shields and Jennifer Hope Wills were overlaid on existing tracks recorded in 2003.

Brooklyn

  • Release: Dec. 14
  • Label: Brooklyn Records
  • Writers: Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson
  • Performers: The 2004 Original Broadway cast: Eden Espinosa, Kevin Anderson, Cleavant Derricks, Ramona Keller and Karen Olivo
  • Miscellaneous: The cast album was recorded "live" in the studio on Oct. 25.

Other Recordings: Karen Mason: The Sweetest of Nights - Zevely Records - Oct.
Selected Shorts: Timeless Classics - Oct. 19
Jeff Harnar: Dancing in the Dark - PS Classics - Oct. 4
Kevin Spirtas: The Sweetest of Nights and the Finest of Days - Kritzerland - Sept. 13
Broadway Unplugged - Bayview Recording Company - Sept. 12
Ethel Merman: The World Is Your Balloon - Decca Broadway - Sept.
Michael Feinstein: Hopeless Romantics - Concord Records - Sept.
Fyvush Finkel: It's Never Too Late - Original Cast Records - Sept.
Billy Porter: At the Crossroads of Broadway+Soul Sh-K-Boom - July 26
Guy Haines: New Guy in Town - Kritzerland - July
Bruce Dow: Lucky to Be Me
Jason Robert Brown: Wearing Someone Else's Clothes - Sh-K-Boom - June 28


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