MASTERWORKS BROADWAY LOVERS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Give the gift of vinyl this holiday season to your favorite Broadway fan!
You can include current Broadway hits Kinky Boots here, Chicago here, and On Your Feet! here on vinyl. Other cast recordings available now on vinyl include Once here, Hairspray here, A Chorus Line 40th Anniversary remastered with bonus tracks here, and shows from the golden age of Broadway- click here for more on these classics.
NEW MASTERWORKS BROADWAY RELEASES
Hairspray LIVE! Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event
This is the companion album to NBC’s broadcast of “Hairspray Live!” which aired on Wednesday December 7, 2016. Hairspray LIVE! Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event includes studio recordings for all of the musical numbers that are performed by the cast members. The all-star cast features Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Ephraim Sykes, Shahadi Wright Joseph, exciting newcomer Maddie Baillio, and Special Guest Stars Billy Eichner, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin, and Rosie O’Donnell.
Get your copy today on iTunes here, Amazon here, and Target here. Download it on Google Play here, Amazon Music here, and Apple Music here.
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
Polkadots is the new musical inspired by the true events of the Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine. Polkadots is the perfect musical for children that serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.
The World Premiere Recording features Shanice Williams (Dorothy in NBC’s The Wiz Live!), recording artist Alex Newell (Glee), Lilli Cooper (The SpongeBob Musical), Alysha Deslorieux (Hamilton), John Arthur Greene (American Idol Season 15), Katie Thompson (Giant), Julia Knitel (Beautiful), Brittney Johnson (Motown), Gerard Canonico (Dear Evan Hansen), Sara King (Hair) and Talia Thiesfield (Veep).
Listen on Spotify here! Get your copy today on Amazon here, and iTunes here.
From the heart of Havana to the streets of Miami came a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the music industry had ever seen. On Your Feet! is the new Broadway musical that follows the Estefan’s journey to superstardom set to their chart-topping smash hits including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “1-2-3,” “Get On Your Feet,” and a new original song written for the musical by Gloria and her daughter Emily Estefan, “If I Never Get to Tell You.” On Your Feet! was recorded LIVE at the Marquis Theater.
Get it today on iTunes here, Amazon Music here, Google Play here, and Spotify here.
2017 Grammy Nominated Kinky Boots West End Cast Album
The Kinky Boots West End cast recording was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album!
Get your copy today on iTunes here, Amazon here, Amazon Music here, and Google Play here.
NEW MASTERWORKS BROADWAY VAULT TITLES
Based on Charles Dickens’ 1843 classic novella, A Christmas Carol was presented annually at New York City’s Paramount Theatre in Madison Square Garden from 1994 through 2003. Over its nine years, A Christmas Carol featured a slew of notable actors as “Scrooge” including F. Murray Abraham, Tim Curry, Tony Randall, Roddy McDowall (in his final role), Frank Langella, Tony Roberts, Jim Dale, and Roger Daltrey. A Christmas Carol featured a creative team of Broadway’s heavy hitters: Alan Menken, Music; Lynn Ahrens, Book and Lyrics; Mike Ockrent, Book and Direction and Susan Stroman, Choreography.
Get it on CD from Amazon here. Download it from iTunes here, Google Play here, and Amazon Music here. Listen on Apple Music here, and Spotify here.
Charles Aidman adapted and starred in Spoon River Anthology, a play with music based on Edgar Lee Masters’ renowned collection of short free-form poems. With music by Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn and Hal Lynch, Spoon River Anthology weaves the epitaphs of the residents of fictional small town Spoon River into a chilling history of turn-of-the century America. Also starring Betty Garrett, Joyce Van Patten and Robert Elston, the show opened at the Booth Theatre on September 29, 1963 and ran for 111 performances.
Get it on Amazon here, iTunes here, and Google Play here. Listen on Spotify here.
Starring Claudia McNeil and Melvin Stewart, Simply Heavenly was written by Harlem renaissance poet Langston Hughes based on his novel “Simple Takes a Wife and Other Simple Stories.” With music by David Martin, Simply Heavenly was originally produced for the Off-Broadway 85th Street Playhouse. The show transferred to Broadway’s Playhouse Theatre on August 20th 1957 when fire violations forced the closure of the original venue. Hughes continually looked to the musical stage for success following the groundbreaking 1947 original production of Kurt Weill and Elmer Rice’s StreetScene for which he wrote lyrics. McNeil had made her Broadway debut as a replacement cast member in the groundbreaking original Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. She would later originate the role of Lena Younger in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun both on Broadway and in the feature film.
Get it on Amazon here, iTunes here, Amazon Music here, and Google Play here. Listen on Spotify here, and Apple Music here.
Famed composer Richard Rodgers produced a series of musical revivals for Lincoln Center from 1964-1969 at New York’s City Center. Kismet opened for a limited summer run in June 1965 starring Alfred Drake, recreating his Tony-winning role as the Hajj, as well as Henry Calvin from the original Broadway production. “Bored,” a song written by Robert Wright and George Forrest for the 1955 movie version, was added to the score of the Tony-winning Best Musical for this production.
Find it on Amazon here, iTunes here, Amazon Music here, and Google Play here.
Winner of the 1967 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical, Sweet Charity stars Juliet Prowse as everyone’s favorite dance-hall hostess in the Cy Coleman/Dorothy Fields musical. Also featuring Red McLennan, Josephine Blake and Paula Kelly, the production originated in Las Vegas at the newly opened Caesar’s Palace earlier that year.
Listen now on Spotify here or Apple Music here. Find it on Amazon here, iTunes here, Amazon Music here, and Google Play here.
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A Christmas Story, The Musical
A delightfully impish tale set in Indiana in the 1940s, based on the 1983 film of the same name, A Christmas Story takes its inspiration from the writings of humorist Jean Shepherd and his story about 9-year-old Ralphie, whose only wish for Christmas is to get a Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle.
Listen on Spotify here. Get your copy on iTunes and Amazon.
Notte Magica – A Tribute to The Three Tenors
IL VOLO’s newest album with special guest, the legendary Plácido Domingo. Available now, the new album gives fans around the world the chance to re-live and experience this once-in-a-lifetime event. The members of IL VOLO – Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble – performed songs that encompassed popular Neapolitan, Italian, and international music, blending in complete harmony with songs from famous musicals and renowned classical opera arias. This album includes gorgeous renditions of “Maria” and “Tonight” from the classic West Side Story.
NOTTE MAGICA – A TRIBUTE TO THE THREE TENORS is available now on iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play. Listen on Spotify.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas – The Musical
In this Broadway adaptation, the classic story based on the beloved children’s story by Dr. Seuss , the grumpy Grinch decides to stop Christmas from happening by sneaking into town and swiping everything that has to do with the holiday from the Christmas loving citizens of Whoville. Featuring songs like “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas”; this is a classic holiday album everyone in the family would love.
You may purchase the album in iTunes and Amazon.