Cast Albums Blog
ON THE RECORD: 2008-09 Broadway Cast Album Roundup
ON THE RECORD: 2008-09 Broadway Cast Album Roundup (Playbill), by Steven Suskin.
Reminder: you can see all the recordings released in a given year using the Recordings advanced search page (ex. cast recordings released so far in 2009).
Cast Aside: Despite a Smaller Role in Culture, The Show Goes On For Broadway Albums (WSJ): "Just as the Broadway musical has been pushed to the sidelines by other forms of mainstream American entertainment, so has the Broadway cast album declined as a cultural force. It still has important functions: as a marketing tool, a historical document, a memento of an evening to be cherished. But as a vital facet of the recording industry, those who make the records say, the cast album is in a precarious state."
New Releases: June 2, 2009
|West Side Story - 2009 Broadway Cast|
|The Story of My Life - Original Broadway Cast (previously available on iTunes & Amazon MP3)|
|Rock of Ages - Original Broadway Cast (digital release in advance of 7/7 store date)|
|Napoleon - 1994 Toronto Cast (Limited edition of 500)|
|The Broadway Musicals of 1956 - Town Hall Broadway by the Year Series|
|The Journey Home - Malcolm Gets (previously available on iTunes & Amazon MP3)|
|This Place I Know - Stephanie J. Block (previously available on iTunes & Amazon MP3)|
|Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - 2008 Short Film (Previously just a Amazon on-demand DVD)|
New Releases: May 26, 2009
|Spotlight on Larry Kert (First appearance on CD)|
|Is Anybody There? - Adam Lambert (Single from The Ten Commandments, sung by this year's American Idol runner-up)|
|Hair - 2009 Broadway Cast (Digital release in advance of 6/2 CD release)|
|The Story of My Life - 2009 Broadway Cast (Digital release in advance of 6/2 CD release)|
Ghostlight to Release 13 online September 30
The first cast recording of the new theatre season will be Jason Robert Brown's 13, which Ghostlight Records will release online for digital download September 30. The cast is recording the show this weekend, before previews have even begun (September 16). Ghostlight will release the CD in stores later this Fall.