CDs / DVDs

CD Review: Score of Once is Affecting, Often Lovely and Occasionally Haunting.

The msuic of the Broadway show Once is affecting, often lovely and occasionally haunting. However, if you expect an Original Broadway Cast album to give you a glimpse into a theatrical experience you might have missed, you will find this album frustrating at first. As likely as it is that you will come to love the score, you can’t get much of an idea of the show itself just from these 16 or 17 or 18 tracks.

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Theater Shelf: People In The Picture, Hammerstein, Spiderman, Connecticut Yankee

Florida Theater On Stage Brad Hathaway reviews CD/DVDs of People in the Picture, Spider-man Turn Off The Dark, Oscar Hammerstein – Out of My Dreams, A Connecticut Yankee,

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Theater Shelf: Show Tunes, Comic Operas and Singers Gordon MacRae & Howard Keel

Theater Shelf, a recurring feature, will review recently-released books, CDs and DVDs of interest to theater lovers. Some will be popular titles like a new Original Cast Recording, others will be works you’ll be intrigued by but didn’t even know about. Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers – Fourth Edition

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Theater Shelf: CD Reviews of Follies Revival and Knickerbocker Holiday

Follies – New Broadway Cast Recording Oh, my! What am I to do now? The 2011 Broadway Revival Cast recording of Follies has just come out on PS Classics and now my “desert island” list of recordings I’d want with …

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Gift-Giving Guide for Theater Fans

If you’re on this site, the odds are you’re at least a theater fan, and likely a proud theater geek. Our Theater Shelf critic Brad Hathaway has been compiling the cream of the current crop of CDs, books and DVDs for the lovers of Thespis on your list (or for you to put on someone else’s list).

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Theater Shelf: Lend Me a Tenor & The Trumpet of the Swan CDs

Brad Hathaway, our critic of CDs, DVDS and books related to theater, has been busy this fall looking at a large number of potential additions to your library. We’re going to start running several over the next two weeks as …

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