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


See What I Wanna See

  • Release: March 7
  • Label: Ghostlight Records
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa
  • Performers: Idina Menzel, Marc Kudisch, Mary Testa, Aaron Lohr and Henry Stram.
Songs from an Unmade Bed
  • Release: March 21
  • Label: Ghostlight Records
  • Writers: music by various composers, lyrics by Mark Campbell
  • Performer: Michael Winther.
  • Release: March
  • Label: TBA
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Michael Heitzman, Ilene Reid and David Holcenberg
  • Performers: Klea Blackhurst, Chevi Colton as Minnie, Liz Larsen, Liz McCartney, Janet Metz, Patrick Ryan Sullivan and Jessica-Snow Wilson .


Thrill Me
  • Release: April 4
  • Label: Original Cast Records
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff
  • Performers: Doug Kreeger and Stephen Dolginoff.
People Like Us
  • Release: April
  • Label: Jay Records
  • Writers: music by Todd Almond, lyrics by Almond and Gus Kaikkonen
  • Performers:Matt Bogart and Pamela Bob.
It's Only Life
  • Release: May
  • Label: PS Classics
  • Writers: music and lyrics by John Bucchino
  • Performers: Brooks Ashmankas, Andrea Burns, Gavin Creel, Jessica Molaskey and Billy Porter.
  • Miscellaneous: The album was recorded the week of Jan. 30, and was produced by Tommy Krasker and Philip Chaffin.
Sunday in the Park with George (2006 London Revival)
  • Release: May
  • Label: PS Classics
  • Writer: music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Performers: Daniel Evans, Jenna Russell and the 2006 London revival cast.
  • Miscellaneous: The album will be recorded March 6-7.
No Recording Announced: The Pajama Game
Ring of Fire
Bernarda Alba
Grey Gardens
I Love You Because
[title of show]

Other Recordings:

Wall to Wall Sondheim - March 14
Liza with a Z (reissue) - Columbia/Legacy - March 7
Euan Morton: NewClear - March
Isabelle Georges: December Songs - PS Classics - March
Diahann Carroll and the Andre Previn Trio: Porgy and Bess - DRG - March 21
Patti LuPone: The Lady with the Torch - Ghostlight Records - April
Brian Stokes Mitchell - Playbill Records/Legacy - June 6
Ann Hampton Callaway: Blues in the Night - Telarc - Aug. 22


Billy Elliot

  • Release: Feb. 7 (US Release)
  • Label: Decca Broadway
  • Writers: music by Elton John and lyrics by Lee Hall
  • Performers: Liam Mower, Hadyn Gwynne and the 2005 Original London cast.
  • Miscellaneous: The 2-CD set includes a bonus CD with composer Elton John singing "Letter," "Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher" and "Electricity."
Sweeney Todd (2005 Broadway Cast)
  • Release: Jan. 31
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Writers: music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Performers: Michael Cerveris, Patti LuPone and the 2005 Broadway cast
The Great American Trailer Park Musical
  • Release: Jan. 24
  • Label: Sh-K-Boom
  • Writers: music and lyrics by David Nehls
  • Performers: Shuler Hensley, Linda Hart and the original Off-Broadway cast.
The Color Purple
  • Release: Jan. 24
  • Label: Angel
  • Writers: score by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray
  • Performers: LaChanze and the original Broadway cast.
  • Release: Jan. 15
  • Label: Original Cast Records
  • Writers: music by Robert Cohen, lyrics by David Javerbaum
  • Performers: A mix of reading and production cast members, including Alix Korey and Jacquelyn Piro.
Lone Star Love
  • Release: Jan. 10
  • Label: PS Classics
  • Writers: various
  • Performers: Original Off-Broadway cast.
  • Miscellaneous: The cast album was recorded March 2, 2005.
Jersey Boys
  • Release: Nov. 1, 2005
  • 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.
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.
  • 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.
Other Recordings: Annie Get Your Gun with Dolores Gray, Evie Hayes and Lily Fayol - Bayview Classics - Feb. 20
Debbie Gravitte: Defying Gravity - Jay Records - Jan. 10
Rebecca Spencer: Fair Warning - LML Music - Winter
Marin Mazzie and Jason Daniele: Opposite You - PS Classics - Nov. 8
Barbara Cook: Tribute - DRG - Fall 2005
Karen Mason: The Sweetest of Nights - Zevely Records - Oct.
Sondheim Sings: Volume 2 - PS Classics - Oct. 25
Selected Shorts: Timeless Classics - Oct. 19
Michael Ball: Music - Universal Music TV - Oct. 17 (UK Release)
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.

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