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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Shrek - The Musical

Sleeping Beauty Wakes

  • Release: March 31 (online and iTunes release); April 21 (CD release)
  • Label: PS Classics
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda (Groovelily)
  • Performers: Milburn, Vigoda and Gene Lewin.

Next to Normal

  • Release: April 7 (online release); May 12 (CD release)
  • Label: Ghostlight
  • Writers: music by Tom Kitt, lyrics by Brian Yorkey.
  • Performers: Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Aaron Tveit, Jennifer Damiano, Adam Chanler-Berat and Louis Hobson.
  • Miscellaneous: The album was recorded in February and will be released as a double CD.

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Road Show

The Story of My Life

  • Release: June 2
  • Label: PS Classics
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Neil Bartram.
  • Performers: Will Chase and Malcolm Gets.
  • Miscellaneous: The album was recorded March 13.

My Vaudeville Man!

  • Release: Spring 2009
  • Writers: music by Bob Johnston and lyrics by Johnston and Jeff Hochhauser.
  • Performers: Karen Murphy and Shonn Wiley.
  • Miscellaneous: Based on the 2008 York theatre production, the CD was recorded Jan. 2.

Tomorrow Morning

  • Release: TBA
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Laurence Mark Wythe.
  • Performers: Charissa Armon, Michael Mahler, Jonathan Rayson and Emily Thompson.
  • Miscellaneous: The cast recording is based on the Chicago-premiere staging at the Greenhouse Theatre.

Back in the Day

  • Release: TBA
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Lance Horne.
  • Performers: Cast of the Cap Cod Repertory Theatre production.
  • Miscellaneous: The CD was recorded Sept. 26.

People Like Us

  • Release: TBA
  • Label: Jay Records
  • Writers: music by Todd Almond, lyrics by Almond and Gus Kaikkonen
  • Performers: Matt Bogart and Pamela Bob.

No Recording Announced: Rock of Ages
Happiness
West Side Story
Guys and Dolls


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Liza's at the Palace

  • Release: Feb. 3
  • Label: Hybrid Recordings
  • Writers: Various.
  • Performer: Liza Minnelli.
  • Miscellaneous: The album was recorded Jan. 8.

Allegro (2009 Recording)

Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab

  • Release: Jan. 11
  • Label: DRG
  • Writers: Lyrics by Gerard Alessandrini.
  • Performers: Christina Bianco, James Donegan, Gina Kreiezmar and Michael West.
  • Miscellaneous: The album was recorded Jan. 8.

Abie's Island Rose

  • Release: Dec. 16
  • Label: Original Cast Records
  • Writers: music by Doug Katsaros, lyrics by Richard Engquist and Frank Evans.
  • Performers: Heather Mac Rae, Keith Lee Grant, Steven Rosen and Carla Woods.
  • Miscellaneous: The show was first produced by Jewish Repertory in 2000 and then received its regional premiere at the Hollywood Playhouse in Hollywood, FL, with the original New York cast.

The Glorious Ones

  • Release: Dec. 9
  • Label: Jay Records
  • Writers: music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.
  • Performers: Marc Kudisch, Erin Davie, Natalie Venetia Belcon, John Kassir, David Patrick Kelly, Jeremy Webb and Julyana Soelistyo.
  • Miscellaneous: The album will be recorded Jan. 8.

That Time of the Year

  • Release: Dec. 9
  • Label: Jay Records
  • Writers: music by various, lyrics by Laurence Holzman and Felicia Needleman.
  • Performers: Members of the 2006 York Theatre production.

Anne of Green Gables

  • Release: Dec. 9
  • Label: Jay Records
  • Writers: music by Nancy Ford, lyrics by Gretchen Cryer.
  • Performers: Cast members of the original Off-Broadway TheatreWorks/USA production.

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The Marvelous Wonderettes (2008 Original Off-Broadway Cast)

  • Release: Nov. 11
  • Label: PS Classics
  • Writers: various.
  • Performers: Farah Alvin, Beth Malone, Bets Malone and Victoria Matlock.
  • Miscellaneous: The album was recorded Sept. 18.

Wicked (5th Anniversary Edition)

  • Release: Oct. 28
  • Label: Decca Broadway
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
  • Performers: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, LeAnn Rimes, Delta Goodrem and more.
  • Miscellaneous: In addition to the original cast recording, this Fifth Anniversary edition includes a second CD that features pop, remixed and foreign language versions of songs from the show as well as a song cut from the show.

Reefer Madness

  • Release: Oct. 28
  • Label: Ghostlight
  • Writers: music by Kevin Murphy and lyrics by Dan Studney.
  • Performers: The original London cast and the TV movie cast, including Christian Campbell, Kristen Bell and Alan Cumming.
  • Miscellaneous: This 2 CD set includes both a live recording of the original London cast and the TV movie soundtrack.

Cinderella

  • Release: Oct. 28 (via iTunes)
  • Label: Lakeshore Records
  • Writers: music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
  • Performers: Lea Salonga, Peter Saide and the 2008 international tour cast.

13

  • Release: digital release Sept. 30, CD release prior to Christmas 2008.
  • Label: Ghostlight
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.
  • Performers: The original Broadway cast.
  • Miscellaneous: The album was recorded early September.

Frankenstein

  • Release: Sept. 30
  • Label: Friends of Ghostlight
  • Writers: music by Mark Baron and lyrics by Jeffrey Jackson.
  • Performers: Hunter Foster, Steve Blanchard, Christiane Noll and the original 2007 Off-Broadway cast.

Dirty Dancing (2007 London Cast)

  • Release: Sept. 30 (American release)
  • Label: Masterworks Broadway
  • Writers: various.
  • Performers: The 2007 original London cast.
  • Miscellaneous: This is the American release of the London cast recording.

Panhandle Slim & The Oklahoma Kid

  • Label: Ghostlight
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Jeff Daniels.
  • Performers: Jessica Garrett, Phil Powers, John Seibert, Tom Whalen and Jeff Daniels.
  • Miscellaneous: The album features cast performances of six songs and one traditional hymn as well as original demo recordings (performed by Jeff Daniels) and commentary.

Little Fish

  • Release: Sept. 9
  • Label: Ghostlight
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa.
  • Performers: Alice Ripley, Chad Kimball, Gregory Jbara and the 2007 Blank Theatre cast.
  • Miscellaneous: The album was recorded Nov. 12, 2007.

Gypsy (2008 Broadway Revival)

  • Release: August 24
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • Writers: music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Performers: Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti, Boyd Gaines and the 2008 Broadway revival cast.
  • Miscellaneous: recording boasts several songs cut from the original Broadway production: "Three Wishes for Christmas," "Mama's Talkin' Soft," "Nice She Ain't," "Mother's Day," "Smile, Girls," "Who Needs Him?," and an alternate version of "Mother's Day," all featuring new orchestrations penned by Jonathan Tunick.

The Body Beautiful (2007 Off-Broadway Cast)

Other Recordings: Elaine Paige Live: Celebrating a Life on Stage
Cortés Alexander: Swell - March 16
Jason Forbach: A New Leading Man - Jan. 24
Duncan Sheik: Whisper House - RCA Victor - Jan. 27
Sutton Foster: Wish - Ghostlight Records - Feb. 17
LaChanze: Love LaChanze - Feb. 14
Broadway Musicals of 1930 - Original Cast Records
Anya (re-release) - Kritzerland
Pushing Daisies Original Television Soundtrack - Varèse Sarabande - Dec. 23
Simon Bowman: Night With You - JAY Records - Dec. 9
Robyn North: Make Believe - JAY Records - Dec. 9
Scott Alan: Keys
Shoshana Bean: Superhero
Liza Minnelli: The Complete A&M Recordings - Collector's Choice Music - Nov. 25
"Mamma Mia" Deluxe CD/DVD - Decca - Nov. 25
Natalie Toro - Nov.
Barbara Cook: Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder - DRG - Nov. 11
Philip Chaffin: When the Wind Blows South - PS Classics - Nov. 11
Howard Sings Ashman - PS Classics - Nov. 11
Jackie Hoffman: Live at Joe's Pub - PS Classics - Nov. 11
Norm Lewis: This is the Life - Nov.
Orfeh: What Do You Want From Me - Sh-K-Boom - Nov.
Patti LuPone: At Les Mouches - Ghostlight - Nov. 11
You're a Grand Old Rag: The Music of George M. Cohan - New World Records - Nov. 10
Wildcat (reissue) - DRG
Take Me Along (reissue) - DRG
To Broadway with Love (reissue) - DRG
Orfeh: What Do You Want From Me - Sh-K-Boom - Sept. 30


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