Category Archives: Albums

Rock of Ages: Album Reviews

The soundtrack for the recent film Rock of Ages, based on the 2009 Tony-nominated Broadway musical, has received unenthusiastic reviews. The recording features Malin Akerman, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Tom Cruise, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough, … Continue reading

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Sweet Little Devil: Album Reviews

The second Gershwin CD that PS Classics released last week is the world premiere recording of the 1924 musical Sweet Little Devil. The creative team includes Frank Mandel and Laurence Schwab (book), Buddy DeSylva (lyrics), George Gershwin (music), Robert Russell … Continue reading

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Porgy and Bess: Album Reviews

Last week, PS Classics released a pair of Gershwin recordings, each of which have received positive reviews. The first was a two-disc set of the 2012 Broadway revival cast recording of Porgy and Bess. The creative team includes Dorothy and … Continue reading

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Liza: Album Reviews

Masterworks Broadway has released the first digital transfer of Liza Minnelli’s live recording of her 1974 concert at the Winter Garden Theater. The reviews have been generally favorable. The tracks on the CD, which include three songs not on the … Continue reading

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Glee Graduation: Album Reviews

In time for this year’s season finale, and the graduation of several key characters in the series, Glee released its Graduation Album in stores this week. The compilation received generally negative reviews. As usual, Adam Anders and Ryan Murphy are … Continue reading

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Lysistrata Jones: Album Reviews

The original Broadway cast recording of the short-lived musical Lysistrata Jones, released this week in stores, has received mixed but generally favorable reviews. The show closed January 8, after only 30 performances, but the cast reunited two months later, on … Continue reading

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Newsies: Album Reviews

Recorded March 4-5 at MSR Studios in New York, the original Broadway cast album of Newsies was released this week and has received generally positive reviews. The creative team includes Harvey Fiersetin (book), Jack Feldman (lyrics), Alan Menken (music), Kurt … Continue reading

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The Music of Smash: Album Reviews

This week, NBC Records finally released The Music of Smash, the first compilation of songs (18 for those who purchase the CD at Target, 13 for those who purchase elsewhere) from its musical series Smash, and the album has received mixed … Continue reading

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Bonnie & Clyde: Album Reviews

Recorded on January 2, 2012, just three days after its closing night, the Original Broadway Cast album of Bonnie and Clyde was released in stores last week by Broadway Records. The score had received warmer reviews than the production. Below … Continue reading

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