Wicked  : original Broadway cast recording : a new musical: music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

Decca Broadway, 2003

Decca Broadway, 2003

 

The King and I : original cast album: music by Richard Rodgers ; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd

Decca Broadway/Universal Music, 2000, 1951

Decca Broadway/Universal Music, 2000, 1951

 

Les Miserables : original London Cast: music by Claude-Michel Schönberg ; lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel (French lyrics),  Herbert Kretzmer (English adaptation).  Based on the novel by Victor Hugo

Universal Music Australia, 1998

Universal Music Australia,
1998

Major musicals currently playing or recently presented in Melbourne include several revivals of some great long-running shows such as Wicked, Les Miserables and The Rocky Horror Show, as well as classics from Broadway’s golden era such as The King and I, Guys and Dolls and Show Boat.

Guys and Dolls : original 1950 Broadway cast: music and lyrics by Frank Loesser

Naxos Musicals, 2004
Naxos Musicals, 2004

 The Rocky Horror Show : original 1981 Australian cast: music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien

Festival, 1981

Festival, 1981

Most of these and more are available on Listening Posts in the Arts Reading Room.  The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD is available on.  There are eight jukebox listening posts in the Arts Reading Room, where you can listen to CDs from the audiovisual collection.

Group of people using listening post in Arts room © Andrew Lloyd

Group of people using listening post in Arts room © Andrew Lloyd

Showboat : 1932 Studio Album & 1946 Broadway Revival

Naxos, [1932,1946].

Naxos, [1932,1946].

Show Boat is available for listening on Naxos music library, one of the many databases available for anyone to use here in the Library via the Library’s website, or from home if you’re one of our Victorian registered users.

Into the woods : original Broadway cast: music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Brandman Productions/Image Entertainment

Brandman Productions/Image Entertainment, 1999, c1990

Sondheim’s Into the Woods was recently performed by Victorian Opera in a lively and spectacular production at the Arts Centre.  The long-awaited movie version featuring Meryl Streep as The Witch, will hit the big screen for Christmas.

The original Broadway cast featuring Bernadette Peters is also available on DVD for viewing in the Library.  This as well as other audiovisual material can be requested through the Library’s online catalogue, for playing on audiovisual equipment in Arts during opening hours.

Once : original Broadway cast recording : a new musical: music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

Masterworks Broadway, Sony, 2012
Masterworks Broadway, Sony, 2012

The popular new musical Once, based on the 2007 Irish musical film, will have its Australian premiere at the Princess Theatre in Spring.  The CD is also available on listening posts in Arts.

Coming Soon for Summer…the much anticipated Strictly Ballroom plus revivals of Grease, The Lion King and La Cage aux Folles.

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