Cast Albums Blog

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has a decent entry on Musical Theatre Cast Recordings, which references

Feature Article: What's Wrong With The Tonys?

Robert J. Elisberg presents an intriguing argument about the state of the Tony Awards show. What he leaves out, however, is the fact that theatre itself has unquestionably suffered a decline in multiple respects since the days when the Tonys were a must-see.

Feature Article: Deutsch on royalties

Playbill On-Line asks Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight president Kurt Deutsch how royalties are calculated for cast albums. It's a question I've often wondered about. Take a look.

New Release: 110 in the Shade

PS Classics has just announced its plans to record the first Broadway revival of 110 in the Shade... despite having yet to raise the full projected costs. Label president Tommy Krasker described the show as "too good to pass up." Those who agree, and who are in a position to make a tax-deductible donation of $1000 or more, can contact PS Classics at [email protected]. Donors will receive prominent credit within the CD booklet, an invitation to the recording session, and a dozen complimentary CDs.

The production, starring Audra McDonald, is currently in previews at Studio 54 and will open on May 9th.

In The News: Small labels make good

The Melody Lingers On: Small Labels Keep Theatre Music Alive (Playbill News)

Don't miss this interesting article about one of the more heartening developments in show music in recent years.