The hit British import Matilda is celebrating the release of its original Broadway cast recording with a special CD release event at the Upper East Side location of Barnes & Noble (86th Street and Lexington Avenue) on October 24 at 3pm.
Members of the current Broadway cast of Matilda the Musical will both perform and sign copies of the CD at the event. The recording is already available digitally, with the CD scheduled to be released to stores on October 22.
Available on the Broadway Records/Yellow Sound label, the Matilda Broadway cast recording comes in both standard and deluxe versions. In addition to the 24 tracks on the standard edition, the deluxe two additional numbers, the cut song “Perhaps a Child” and a recording of “Naughty” sung by all four of the young girls who play the role of Matilda on Broadway.
The Upper East Side location of Barnes & Noble (150 E. 86th Street) continues its commitment to Broadway and Off-Broadway theater fans with a new event scheduled for October 14 at 4pm which will feature the recent Off-Broadway musical The Last Five Years.
Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor, who starred in the revival of the two-person musical, will perform along with the show’s composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown. All three will also sign copies of the production’s new cast recording, which was just released in stores on September 24.
This new recording of The Last Five Years (which was first recorded in 2002) is produced by Brown, as well as executive producers Stacey Mindich and Kurt Deutsch.
It has been several months since the short-lived Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody ended its run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, but the show will still be remembered due to the upcoming August 27 release of its original Broadway cast recording.
The CD release will be celebrated with a special event at Barnes & Noble (Manhattan’s East 86th Street location) to be held on September 4 at 7pm. Cast members from the Broadway cast will perform and sign copies of the CD for fans.
Featuring a score by Amanda Green (Bring It On) and Phish’s Trey Anastasio, Hands on a Hardbody was inspired by a real-life event in Texas in which a group of people took part in an endurance competition in the hopes of winning a brand new truck.
The 21-track Broadway cast recording of Hands on a Hardbody includes songs such as the soaring “I’m Gone” and a bonus number titled “The Tryers”.
The 86th Street location of book and music retailer Barnes & Noble in New York City will host two events of interest to Broadway musical fans this month. On July 9 at 4pm, the release of the cast recording for the new Tony-winning revival of Pippin will be celebrated when the show’s cast comes to perform. They will also sign copies of the album for fans.
On July 16 at 6pm, B&N will host a signing for the cast recording of Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson. The musical had a short life on Broadway last season, but its star, Carolee Carmello, is well-loved in the Broadway community and will be performing at the album signing event. The musical’s authors, Kathie Lee Gifford and David Friedman, will also be on hand.
The 86th Street Barnes & Noble is located at 150 East 86th Street in Manhattan. Visit BN.com for more information.
The release of the Broadway cast recording for the current Roundabout Theatre Company revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood will be celebrated at a special event being held at Barnes & Noble in New York City. Part of the “Live at Barnes and Noble” series, the release will take place at the Upper East Side location of B&N, situated at 150 E. 86th Street (at Lexington Avenue).
Scheduled for March 8 at 4:30pm, the Edwin Drood event will be hosted by the musical’s very own composer and lyricist, Rupert Holmes. The entire cast of the show will appear, with performances by Jessie Mueller, Stephanie J. Block, and Betsy Wolfe. Songs such as “The Writing on the Wall,” “Perfect Strangers,” and “Murderer’s Confession” are planned to be included in the performance.
The special album release event will conclude with a signing portion, where Rupert Holmes and the cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood will autograph copies of the cast recording for fans.