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    Wonderful list of crossover DVDs- stock up now, get a few for friends, these make great Christmas presents for theatre fans! questions? aliputput@sbcglobal.net
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      Wonderful list of crossover DVDs- stock up now, get a few for friends, these make great Christmas presents for theatre fans!

      questions? aliputput@...

      THEATRE DVDS
      *new!

      110 in the Shade - 04/15/07 Broadway. Audra McDonald, John Cullum, Steve Kazee, Chris Butler, Carla Duren, Christopher Innvar, Bobby Steggert. Stunning production. A

      700 Sundays - Billy Crystal Broadway Show that people traded their children to get tickets to.

      *1776 – Recording Session, 1996 Bway Cast Album. RARE! Behind the scenes video of the revival recording session of the great musical 1776. Fascinating look at a seldom-seen process, nice performances. B+

      *After Ashley – 02/19/05 Anna Paquin, Kieran Culkin, Tim Hopper, Grant Shaud

      *Annie - Original Broadway production, 1980. John Shuck as Oliver Warbucks, Allison Smith as Annie, Betty Hutton as Miss Hannigan, Gary Beach as Rooster, Rita Rudner as Lily. B+ (2 discs)

      *Annie Warbucks - Los Angeles, Pre-Off-Broadway 10/29/92 Harvey Evans, Harve Presnell, Lindsey Ridgeway, Molly Scott. RARE! Well filmed. Performed at LA’s Pantages Theatre. B+

      *Annie Get Your Gun - 1957 TV cast. Mary Martin (Annie Oakley), John Raitt (Frank Butler), William O'Neal (Buffalo Bill Cody), Reta Shaw (Dolly Tate), Donald Burr (Charles Davenport), Norman Edwards (Tommy Keller), Susan Luckey (Winnie Tate), Zachary Charles (Sitting Bull), Robert Nash (Pawnee Bill), Stuart Hodes (Wild Horse), Jan Skidmore (Nellie Oakley), Patricia Morrow (Jessie Oakley), Shelley Windsor (Little Girl), Luke Halpin (Little Jake); B&W. B+

      *Annie Get Your Gun - US Tour. Cathy Rigby, Brent Barrett. NOT the 1999 Revival. Uses original book and music, before revival made it more "politically correct." Filmed on a tripod, full stage shot. Sound directly from sound board. A-

      Anyone Can Whistle – Concert Version. Madeline Kahn, Bernadette Peters, Scott Bakula, Angela Lansbury

      *Anything Goes - Lincoln Center revival cast with Patti LuPone. Recorded from the theatre's closed-circuit monitoring system. B+ (2 discs)

      The Apple Tree - 5/05 Encores at New York City Center. Kristen Chenowith, Malcolm Gets, Michael Cerveris, Daniel Marcus, Krisha Marcano and James Earl Jones as the voice of God. Compiled from two different performances. Crystal clear video, with occasional "hides" due to ushers. Excellent close ups. Bonus Footage: Kristen’s performance of "What Makes Me Love Him? Could Be His Sneakers," with new lyrics. A-

      Assassins – Broadway 04/04 Marc Kudisch, Neil Patrick Harris, Mario Cantone, Michael Cerveris. Shot from the mezz, beautiful video. A

      *Babes In Toyland - San Jose, CA 12/03 Pat Pagendarm, Giovanna Hutchison, John Williams, Paul Melville, Kristine Berg, Stephanie Berg, Bob Purvey, David Hoyt, Sharon Hoyt, David Powell. A production of The Lyric Theatre Of San Jose. Semi-pro shot, with pro-titles. A

      *The Baker’s Wife - Papermill Playhouse, April 2005. Alice Ripley, Max von Essen. Pro-shot highlights (about an hour or so). A+

      *Barbarella – 11/18/04 Rachel Colley, Eva Marold, Mark Seibert, Drew Sarich, Martin Niedermaier, Siegmar Tonk

      BatBoy - 11/30/01 New York. Deven Mey, Kerry Butler, Kaitlin Hopkins (final), Sean McCourt. Nice close-ups and although there are heads in the way often, it is very clear. A

      *Beehive – no information

      Bells Are Ringing - Plymouth Theater Faith Prince, Marc Kudish Amazing video with great zooms and wonderful sound

      *Bernarda Alba – 03/14/06 Daphne Rubin-Vega, Phylicia Rashad

      Big River - 09/23/03 Deaf West Broadway Revival Tyrone Giordano, Michael McElroy, Daniel Jenkins, Troy Kotsur, Lyle Kanouse, Gina Ferrall, Michael Arden. Many cover ups but when there are not cover ups good quality. Sound is great.

      *Boobs! The Musical - 2003 Clyde Alves, Tim Cross, Leslie Ann Hendricks, Katie Pees, Benjie Randall, Alena Watters
      *The Boy From Oz – Bway. Peter Allen: Hugh Jackman; Liza Minnelli: Stephanie J. Block

      *Brilliant Mistakes – 10/31/05 Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Raul Esparza, Sherie Renee Scott, Marcy Harriell, Nobert Leo Butz, Will Chase, Matthew Morrison, Gavin Creel

      *Bye Bye Birdie - 1992 Tour (L.A.) with Ann Reinking and Tommy Tune. Missing small portions of very beginning and ending. B

      *Cabaret – 10/21/87 Joel Grey, Alyson Reed, Regina Resnick, Werner Klemperer, Greg Edelman

      Carousel - 07/06/02 Carnegie Hall, concert. Hugh Jackman, Audra MacDonald (not pro-shot)

      *Carrie - Stratford. Complete show. Mostly stage shot. A-

      Chess: Concert - Broadway Cares, Equity Fights AIDS Broadway Benefit Concert Josh Grobon, Adam Pascal, Sutton Foster, Julia Murney

      Chicago – 11/23/05 Tour - Chicago, IL. Paige Davis (Roxie Hart), Brenda Braxton (Velma Kelly), Tom Wopat (Billy Flynn), Carol Woods (Mama Morton), Kevin Carolan (Amos Hart) Amazing close-ups with very few obstructions and only short bouts of shakiness. There are occasional blackouts so person filming can applaud. A

      Children of Eden - World AIDS Day Concert 12/01/03 Julia Murney, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Norm Lewis, Darius de Haas, Max von Essen, Kate Shindle, Laura Benanti, John Tartaglia. Beautifully- shot video (tri-pod perhaps?). A

      Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - London 06/12/02 OC Michael Ball, Emma Williams. A- (2 discs)

      Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - 04/16/05 Broadway Raul Esparza (Caractacus Potts), Erin Dilly (Truly Scrumptious), Phillip Bosco (Grandpa Potts), Marc Kudisch (The Baron), Jan Maxwell (The Baroness), Kevin Cahoon (The Childcatcher), Henry Hodges (Jeremy Potts), Ellen Marlow (Jemima Potts), Chip Zien (Goran), Robert Sella (Boris), Frank Raiter (Toymaker)

      A Christmas Carol - Madison Square Garden 11/25/94 This is from the first season of a production that ran for 10 years at Madison Square Garden. Alan Menken’s-Lynn Ahrens’-Mike Okrent's adaptation. In 2004, basis of NBC tv spectacular featuring Kelsey Grammer as Scrooge. Colorful, though mostly a full stage shot. Shot from orchestra w/ some washout at times. B

      A Chorus Line - Broadway Cast 1985 (Original Production!) B

      *Cinderella - Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical; Original television cast. Julie Andrews. RARE black-and-white copy with commercials! A

      *Cinderella - R&H version NYC Opera. Sarah Uriarte Berry, Christopher Sieber, Eartha Kitt. A-

      *Cinderella - R&H version at Papermill Playhouse. 11-12-05. A

      City of Angels - London Cast, great picture and audio. A

      The Civil War – 02/25/00 National Tour Palace Theatre, Chicago IL A

      *Company – 01/23/93, 20th Anniversary Reunion Concert: Dean Jones, Barbara Barrie, Elaine Stritch, Beth Howland, Donna McKechnie, Charles Kimbrough, Alice Canon, Pamela Myers, Susan Browning, Teri Ralston, George Coe, Steve Elmore, John Cunningham, Stanley Grover, hosted by Angela Lansbury and narrated by George Hearn; includes curtain call speeches. B

      *Company - Kennedy Center, Washington DC – 06/02 John Barrowman, Vanessa Redgrave, Alice Ripley, Walter Charles, Matt Bogart, Christy Baron, Emily Skinner, Marcy Harriell

      Company – 11/13/06 Original Broadway Revival Cast w/ Raul Esparza, Barbara Walsh, Robert Cunningham, Angel Desai, Elizabeth Stanley, Amy Justman. Beautifully filmed with lots of great closeups. One head in the way occasionally, but filmer does a good job shooting around it. Crystal clear! "Interesting" production in which the actors play their own instruments. A

      *Company - 2007 Pro-Video. Raul Esparza, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Angel Desai, Elizabeth Stanley, Matt Castle, Amy Justman, Fred Rose, Leenya Rideout, Keith Buterbaugh, Kristin Huffman, Robert Cunningham, Heather Laws, Bruce Sabath, Barbara Walsh. Pro-shot video of the Broadway revival cast. This was filmed to be telecast on PBS at an as yet undetermined date, probably in the Spring of 2008. THIS HAS NOT AIRED ON TV YET! Letterboxed. Complete show with full credits. A+ (2 discs)

      *Copacabana - Miami, Florida Cast. Digital, copy of master. First 15 minutes is audio only, but, the picture is quite nice after that. A- (2 discs)

      *Crazy For You - Papermill Playhouse. PBS. A+ (2 discs)

      The Crucible - revival cast Liam Neeson & Laura Linney. Nice Video.

      Curtains - 09/08/06 Los Angeles Cast w/ David Hyde Pierce, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba, Jason Danieley, Jill Paice, Edward Hibbert, Noah Racey, Megan Sikora. A bit shaky at times but still quite watchable. About 20 minutes of non-essential dialogue cut but all musical numbers included in full. Picture is blocked occasionally (only for a few seconds) Some spotlight washout, nothing extreme. A-

      Curtains - 03/27/07 Broadway. David Hyde Pierce, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba, Jason Danieley, Jill Paice, Edward Hibbert. Nicely filmed, but an occasional head appears at the bottom of the screen. Crystal clear, some minor spotlight washout in the wide shots. DVD has opening menu, scanned Playbill information, and production photos. A-

      Damn Yankees - 1996 Touring Cast: Jerry Lewis. Some graininess and generation loss. B

      *Dark Yellow – 06/17/06 Elias Koteas, Max Kaplan, Tina Benko

      *Design For Living – 03/23/01 Alan Cumming, Jennifer Ehle, Dominic West, John Cunningham

      *Dessa Rose – OC Rachel York

      *The Diary of Anne Frank - Broadhollow Players at BayWay Arts Center, East Islip, NY (“Day Rep”). 2004 cast. Includes question and answer session with the cast. A

      *Dog Sees God - Off-Bway 01/18/06 CB: Eddie Kaye Thomas; CB's Sister: America Ferrera; Van: Keith Nobbs; Matt: Ian Somerhalder; Beethoven: Logan Marshall-Green; Tricia: Karen DiConcetto*; Marcy: Ari Graynor; Van's Sister: Eliza Dushku

      *Doubt – 01/31/06 Eileen Atkins, Ron Eldard, Jena Malone, Adrianne Lennox

      Dreamgirls: In Concert - 09/24/01 One Night Only! Starring Lillias White, Audra McDonald, Heather Headley, Norm Lewis- last three songs missing.

      Dreamgirls: In Concert - 09/24/01 Rehearsal Tape with Rehearsal Extras Actor’s Fund BCEFA Concert. Lillias White, Audra McDonald, Heather Headley, Darius de Haas, Norm Lewis. One night only Actors’ Fund Benefit Concert, Ford Center for the Performing Arts. A

      *The Drowsy Chaperone – 04/03/06 Original Cast. A+

      The Drowsy Chaperone - 05/06 - Sutton Foster, Beth Leavel, Bob Martin. A+

      Earth Girls are Easy - 09/30/02 Kristen Chenoweth, Marc Kudicsh, Hunter Foster

      *Elegies: A Song Cycle - Lincoln Center, NYC 04/19/03 Michael Rupert, Betty Buckley, Keith Byron Kirk, Carolee Carmello, Christian Borle

      *Evita - Original Broadway Cast. LuPone, Patinkin, Gunton. B+

      Fiddler on the Roof - 01/08/05 Broadway Cast: Harvey Fierstein, Andrea Martin, Nancy Opel. Clear and very good picture. A-

      Follies - 06/01/01 revival Blythe Danner, Judith Ivey, Gregory Harrison, Treat Williams, Betty Garrett (she is amazing) DIGITAL. A (2 discs)

      Footloose - 05/14/99 Broadway Jeremy Kushnier, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Tom Plotkin, Catherine Cox, Stephen Anderson, Dee Hoty, Catharine Campbell, Adam Lefevre, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Gambatese. Only missing the first few minutes of the opening dance number. Shot from rear mezzanine, w/ excellent zooms and captures all the action. Bit of spotlight washout. B+

      The Foreigner - 12/04/04 Laura Pels Theatre, NY Matthew Broderick, Frances Sternhagen, Kevin Cahoon, Mary Catherine Garrison, Neal Huff. A-

      Fosse - 2001 Broadway Cast, with Ben Vereen and Ann Reinking. B+ (2 discs)

      The Frogs, A New Musical - Lincoln Center 06/25/04 Nathan Lane, Chris Kattan, John Byner, Daniel Davis. Sondheim musical that is rarely performed. Digital shoot. A-

      *Funny Girl - Music Theatre of Wichita, KS 07/01 Fanny: Stephanie J. Block; Nicky: Stephen Zinnato; Charles Parker

      Funny Girl - In Concert 09/23/02 New Amsterdam Theatre, BC/EFA concert event. Whoopi Goldberg, Sutton Foster, Idina Menzel, Ricki Lake, Spencer Kayden, Kristin Chenoweth, LaChanze, Julia Murney, Ana Gasteyer, Lilias White, Jane Krakowski, Alice Playten, Bebe Neuwirth, Judy Kuhn, Andrea Martin, Carolee Carmello, Peter Gallagher. A-

      A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum - 1996 Broadway. Nathan Lane, Lewis J. Stadlen, Ernie Sabella, Jessica Boevers. Incredibly good. A-

      George M! - Pro filmed TV broadcast, Joel Grey, Bernadette Peters, Nanette Fabray, Red Buttons, Blythe Danner. Rare! A

      *Glengarry Glen Ross – 04/30/05 Alan Alda, Liev Schreiber, Frederick Weller, Tom Wopat, Godron Clapp, Jeffrey Tambor

      Godspell - Off Broadway, Proshot Stage shot basically

      The Graduate - OBC Kathleen Turner, Alicia Silverstone, Jason Biggs Very nice video. A-

      *Grand Hotel - Boston preview. Rare. A-

      *Grand Hotel - Original London Cast, with Brent Barrett, Lynette Perry, et al. B+

      Grease - 07/28/07 Broadway Preview. Max Crumm, Laura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez, Jenny Powers, Kirsten Wyatt, Matthew Saldivar, Robyn Hurder, Ryan Binder, Stephen Buntrock. Stars the winners of NBC's You're the One That I Want reality show. A wonderful capture of this charming show. Max and Laura are great, but the ensemble are the ones who shine here. A+

      *The Great American Trailer Park Musical - Off-Broadway. Orfeh and original cast closing performance. A-

      Grey Gardens - Original Off-Broadway production 04/09/06 Christine Ebersole, Mary Louise Wilson, John McMartin, Matt Cavenaugh. A-

      Grey Gardens - Original Off-Broadway production 04/30/06 Christine Ebersole, Mary Louise Wilson, John McMartin, Matt Cavenaugh. Includes pristine-quality press reel footage. The show is different from the Broadway production. A

      Grey Gardens - Broadway transfer. Christine Ebersole, Mary Louise Wilson, John McMartin, Matt Cavenaugh. A-

      Guys and Dolls - Original Broadway Revival: Nathan Lane, Faith Prince, Peter Gallagher. B

      *Gypsy - 8/13/06, Ravinia Festival. Final Performance: Patti Lupone, Jack Willis, Jessica Boevers, Jen Temen, Leo Ash Evens, Debra Watassek, Jane Blass, Derin Altay and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. A

      Gypsy - 07/29/07 City Center Encores! Final Performance. Patti LuPone, Boyd Gaines, Laura Benanti, Leigh Ann Larkin, Tony Yazbeck, Nancy Opel, Alison Fraser. Includes curtain call part where Patti calls Laurents and Sondheim on stage. There are about 3 mins total of blackouts/wandering here and there,nothing major. The curtain call is between heads and not much is seen until the end when Steve and Arthur come on stage-that is captured well. A

      *Hair - Actor’s Fund Benefit Concert. Dress rehearsal. A+

      Hair - 09/20/04 4th Annual Actor's Fund Benefit Concert. Proshot starring Soshana Bean, Laura Benanti, Kathy Brier, Jim J. Bullock, Liz Callaway, Gavin Creel, Darius de Haas, Lea DeLaria, Raul Esparza, Harvey Fierstein, Ana Gasteyer, Annie Golden, Ann Harada, Jeffifer Hudson, Ledisi, Norm Lewis, Michael McKean, Euan Morton, Julia Murney, Nancy Opel, Orfeh, Adam Pascal, Billy Porter, Jai Rodriguez, RuPaul, Christopher Sieber, Shayna Steele, John Tartaglia, Toxic Audio, Lillias White, Harris Doran as “Claude”. A+

      *Harold and Maude – 02/80 Janet Gaynor, Keith McDermott, Denny Dillon, Jack Bitnor

      *Helen of Troy - Reading 6/13/05 Eden Espinosa, Alice Ripley, Brandi Chavonne Massey, Bruce Vilanch, Cary Shields, Will Swenson. An OK video, some nice close-ups. B+

      *Hot Feet – 04/27/06 Ann Duquesnay, Vivian Nixon, Keith David, Allen Hidalgo

      How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying - Broadway revival. Matthew Broderick and Megan Mullaly. B+ (2 discs)

      Into the Woods - Pre-Broadway. Poor quality video transfer. Awesome look into an earlier version- many different lyrics than the final version.

      Into the Woods - 11/09/97 reunion concert, proshot, highlights of the concert, includes rehearsal footage and interviews. Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Kim Crosby, Tim Aldredge, Ben Wright, Danielle Ferland, Chuck Wagner, Barbara Bryne, Pamela Winslow, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Joy Franz, Kay McClelland, Lauren Mitchell, Merle Louise, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Edmund Lyndeck. A great backstage look at the creative process! A-

      *Into the Woods - 11/09/97 reunion concert. Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Kim Crosby, Tim Aldredge, Ben Wright, Danielle Ferland, Chuck Wagner, Barbara Bryne, Pamela Winslow, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Joy Franz, Kay McClelland, Lauren Mitchell, Merle Louise, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Edmund Lyndeck. The very beginning is cut off but otherwise this is the full concert- many obstructions. Audio A, Picture B-

      *It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman - 1975 TV David Wilson, Lesley-Ann Warren, David Wayne, Kenneth Mars, Loretta Swit, Malachi Throne, Gary Owens; pro-shot for TV. B+

      Jekyll & Hyde - 11/15/97 Broadway. Robert Cuccioli, Linda Eder, Christiane Noll, George Merritt, Barrie Ingham. Gorgeous picture quality and clear sound w/ playbill and speech by Cuccioli promoting BCEFA. A-

      *King Lear – 04/03/04 Broadway: Christopher Plummer, James Blendick, Dominic Blythe, Brent Carver, Benedict Campbell, Geraint Wyn Davies, Ian Deakin, Claire Jullien, Barry McGregor, Lucy Peacock, Stephen Russell. A+

      *Lap Dog ‘n Wild Cat – 2005 Drew Sarich, Ann Mandrella

      *The Last Five Years - Skokie, IL 2001 Pro-Shot. Jamie: Norbert Leo Butz; Cathy: Lauren Kennedy

      Legally Blonde – 02/24/07 San Francisco Tryout. Laura Bell Bundy, Christian Borle, Richard H. Blake, Kate Shindle, Nikki Snelson, Orfeh, Michael Rupert. This is probably the best video of the pre-Broadway production yet. Crystal clear and beautifully filmed. Closing night. A

      Legally Blonde - 04/14/07 Broadway. Laura Bell Bundy, Christian Borle, Orfeh, Richard H. Blake, Michael Rupert, Kate Shindle. From the balcony, shot over heads occasionally. A-

      Les Miserables –Third National Tour. EXCELLENT video. With Ivan Rutherford as Valjean, Stephen Bishop as Javert, Joan Almedilla as Fantine, Sutton Foster as Eponine, Tim Howar as Marius, Kevin Earley as Enjolras, Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Maggie Martinsen, Chrisopher Carlson, Trent Blanton, Ben Davis, Aymee Garcia, J.P Dougherty and Regan Thiel. A

      *The Lieutenant of Inishmore - Original Broadway Cast. A- (2 discs)

      The Light In The Piazza - Broadway/Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Victoria Clark, Kelli O’Hara, Matthew Morrison, and Original Cast. A

      The Light In The Piazza - Live at Lincoln Center PBS. Katie Clarke, Victoria Clark. A+

      The Light in the Piazza- Los Angeles 12/7&9/06 Christine Andreas, Elena Shaddow, David Burnham, David Ledingham, Diane Sutherland, Laura Griffith, Jonathan Hammond, Brian Sutherland

      The Little Dog Laughed - 01/18/06 Johnny Galicky, Neal Huff, Zoe Lister-Jones, Julie White. A bit shaky- not bad. B+

      Little Mermaid - Denver, CO 08/31/07 Pre-Broadway: Sierra Boggess, Sherie Rene Scott, Norm Lewis, Tituss Burgess, Sean Palmer, Eddie Korbich, Tyler Maynard, JJ Singleton, Johnathan Freeman. Amazing show and performances beautifully captured. A

      A Little Night Music - New Brunswick NJ, Plays in the Park. Great production, well filmed. A (2 discs)

      Little Women - 2005 OBC Sutton Foster Maureen McGovern. A (2 discs)

      The Lion King - 10/08/00 Los Angeles. Rufus Bonds Jr., Clifton Oliver, Moe Daniels, Jazmn, KaRonn Henderson, Tonya Dixon, John Vickery, Danny Rutigliano, William Akey, Bob Bouchard, Carla Renata Williamsi, Jeffrey Polki, Price Waldman. Best video available. A

      Liza With A “Z” - Televised concert featuring Liza Minelli. Includes some highlights of "The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood." A-

      *Mail - Bway 1988 Michael Rupert, Brian [Stokes] Mitchell, Michelle Pawk

      Mame - 1983 Bwy Revival Cast Angela Lansbury, Jane Connell. Good for its age. B+ (2 discs)

      Mame - Juliet Prowse

      A Man Of No Importance - 09/21/02 Really nice video. Nice, clean picture and great sound. Some great zooms, filmed from the 8th (last) row. Only known video of this great show out there. After the show, has the pro-shot AMOUR concert from Battery Park (05/05/02)

      Marie Christine - OC Audra McDonald, Anthony Crivello. Beaumont at Lincoln Center (2 discs)

      Martin Guerre - good picture and sound

      Mary Poppins - 02/22/05 OC London Laura Michelle Kelly, Gavin Lee, David Haig, Linzi Hateley, Rosemary Ashe, Julia Sutton. Great pic/sound and includes curtain call. A (2 discs)

      Mary Poppins - 10/31/06 Broadway Cast: Ashley Brown, Gavin Lee, Daniel Jenkins, Rebecca Luker, Cass Morgan, Mark Price, Ruth Gottschall, Michael McCarty and Jane Carr. Show stops for 10 minutes in Act I due to technical difficulties, but the rest moved quite smoothly. A

      Mass – Bernstein/Schwartz’s “musical theatre piece” 10th anniversary on PBS. RARE. A

      *Master Class - 1996 Zoe Caldwell, Audra McDonald. Shot from balcony, nice close-ups. Great
      sound, good picture. A-

      *Meet Me In St. Louis - New York 1990 George Hearn, Betty Garrett. A-

      *Modern Orthodox – 11/23/04 Jason Biggs, Craig Bierko, Molly Ringwald, Jenn Harris

      *Moonlight and Magnolias – 03/30/05 Douglas Sills, Margo Skinner, Matthew Arkin, David Rasche

      The Music Man - Bwy, Eric McCormack- Harold Hill, Rebecca Luker- Marian. A (2 discs)

      My Fair Lady - 9/5/01 London Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Alexandra Jay. B+

      A New Brain - Broadway 08/98 Good taping of original show. Cast includes Kristin Chenoweth. Full stage view throughout, somewhat over bright. Action is easy to follow, with good sound. B

      *The Normal Heart – 04/24/04 Raul Esparza, Joanna Gleason, Billy Warlock, Richard Bekinds, Fred Berman, Mccaleb Burnett, Jay Russell, Mark Dobies, Paul Witthorne

      *Oklahoma - 1979 Bway revival. Christine Andreas, Laurence Guittard, Mary Wickes, Bruce Adler, Christine Ebersole, Harry Groener. Amazingly good quality for a video that is nearly 30 years old - semi-pro shot from a house camera patched directly into the soundboard. More than likely was originally recorded for archival purposes or maybe for press/media use. It's great to see Christine Ebersole as Ado Annie! A (2 discs)

      On the Town - English National Opera 05/28/05 Tim Howar, Adam Garcia, Aaron Lazar, Helen Anker, Caroline O'Conner, Lucy Schaufer, Sylvia Syms, Andrew Shore, Janine Duvitski, Alison Jiear. Video is usually nice and clear, but a bit blurred sometimes. A-

      *On The 20th Century - Actor's Fund Benefit Concert 09/26/05 Marin Mazzie, Douglas Sills, Joanne Worley, Brooks Ashmanskas, Brad Oscar, Christopher Sieber, Cheyenne Jackson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Cuccioli, David Josefsberg, Andy Karl, Tyler Maynard

      The Pajama Game – NY 05/02 Encores! Brent Barrett, Karen Ziemba. Many obstructions. Good Sound. This version is much better than the later revival in 06. B

      The Pajama Game - 05/06 Harry Connick Jr., Kelli O’Hara, Michael McKean, Roz Ryan. Awesome Video. Includes interviews on NY1 & PBS, and scan of playbill. A

      Peggy Sue Got Married - Ruthie Henshall London Production

      Phantom - Yeston & Kopit 1994 Kristen Chenoweth, Ron Baker, Marc Kudisch. B+

      *The Pillowman – 03/26/05 Billy Cruddup (Katurian), Jeff Goldblum (Tupolski)

      Pippin - 11/29/04 (Benefit Concert) Michael Arden, Laura Benanti, Rosie O'Donnell, Billy Porter, Kate Shindel, Darius DeHaas, Ben Vereen, Terrence Mann, Charles Busch, Julie Murney, John Tartaglia

      The Pirate Queen - 04/13/07 Broadway Stephanie J. Block, Hadley Fraser, Jeff McCarthy, Linda Balgord, William Youmans, Marcus Chait. Wonderful crystal clear capture. This is an AMAZING capture with no obstructions and close to the stage. A+

      Ragtime - OBC Brian Stokes Mitchell, Peter Friedman, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Mark Jacoby. B+ (2 discs)

      *Ragtime - London concert from BBC TV. Professionally shot. Maria Friedman, Graham Bickley, Laurence Hamilton. A (2 discs)

      *Ragtime - North Carolina, Julia Murney, Norm Lewis. Highlights only. VERY RARE. A

      *Rent 10 – Bway 04/24/06 10th Anniversary. Mark: Anthony Rapp; Roger: Adam Pascal; Mimi: Daphne Rubin-Vega; Maureen: Idina Menzel; Joanne: Fredi Walker-Browne; Collins: Jesse L. Martin; Angel: Wilson Jermaine Heredia; Benny: Taye Diggs; Mark's Mom: Kristin Lee Kelly; SOL 1: Gwen Stewart; SOL 2: Byron Utley; Gordon: Timothy Britten Parker; Steve: Gilles Chiasson; Paul: Rodney Hicks; Alexi: Aiko Nakasone

      The Rocky Horror Show - 08/17/01 Tom Hewitt, Alice Ripley, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jarrod Emick, Mark Price, Ana Gayster, James Stovall, Jonathan Sharp, Dick Cavett. Great pic/ sound

      *Romeo and Bernadette – 02/03 Andy Karl, Rose De Candia, Adam Monley, Natalie Hill

      The Scarlet Pimpernel - 05/29&30/99 Broadway Douglas Sills, Rex Smith, Rachel York. Closing speech by Douglas Sills

      *The Scene - 02/07/07 Second Stage Theatre, Off-Broadway (Tony Shalhoub, Patricia Heaton, Christopher Evan Welch, Anna Camp) A

      * The Secret Garden - US Tour 1992 James Barbour

      *The Secret Garden - Royal Shakespeare Company, London. A- (2 discs)

      *The Secret Garden - LA (1994 Tour) Making Of. A-

      The Secret Garden - Benefit Concert 12/05/05 Steven Pasquale, Will Chase, Michael Arden, Laura Benanti, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Sara Gettelfinger, Max Von Essen. A-

      *Seussical – Broadway 05/20/01 CLOSING NIGHT. Copy of DIGITAL master. Cathy Rigby, Kevin Chamberlain, Janine LaManna, Sharon Wilkins, Michele Pawk, Cameron Bowen. A

      Show Boat - Papermill Playhouse version. Great Performances (PBS) 1989. A (2 discs)

      Side Show - Richard Rodgers Theatre, NYC OBC Emily Skinner, Alice Ripley, Hugh Panaro, Norm Lewis, Jeff McCarthy, Ken Jennings. Great- Whiteouts in wide shots, but great close-ups

      Something’s Afoot - London Late 70’s-Early 80s. Andy Gibb, Jean Stapleton. Proshot for Showtime of hilarious murder mystery spoof. Great cast and a good copy despite the age. B+

      Songs For A New World - Concert with Michael Arden and John Tartaglia, Jerry Dixon, Christine Pedi, Andrea Burns, Jessica Molaskey, Brooks Ashmanskas, Michael Cerveris, Emily Skinner, Nikki Renee Daniels, Darius DeHaas, Brian D'Arcy James. Special one-time performance to benefit the Bergen Youth Orchestra. Narrated by Jason Robert Brown. very good video, filmed from the right side of the audience. Fantastic video quality and closeup shots; incredible performance. A

      South Pacific - Original London Cast 1952 professionally filmed for Rodgers and Hammerstein's private collection! Mary Martin. RARE! A- (2 discs)

      *Souvenir -11/10/05 Judy Kaye, Donald Corren

      Spamalot - Monty Python’s Spamalot. 03/12/05 OBC. A

      Starlight Express - 09/13/03 US Tour, Philadelphia, PA Franklyn Warfield, Clarissa Grace, Drue Williams, Dustin Dubreuil, Katie O'Toole, Dennis LeGree. A

      *Sugar Babies - Original Broadway Cast - Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney. B

      *Sunday In The Park With George - Reunion Concert. 05/15/94 St. James Theatre. Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters. Mostly stage shot w/ occasional close-ups. B-

      *Sunday in the Park with George - 2002 Kennedy Center Sondheim Festival. Raul Esparza, Melissa Errico

      Sweeney Todd - Los Angeles pro-shot. George Hearn & Angela Lansbury. A+ (2 discs)

      *Sweeney Todd - City Opera 3/11/04 with Elaine Paige and Mark Delavan. Shot from 2nd ring. Digital, from master. A (2 discs)

      *Sweet Charity - US Tour 11/21/87 Donna McKechnie. Very good for it’s age, tiny sections are cut out. B+

      Sweet Charity - 2005 New BC, Christina Applegate, Denis O’Hare. Camera settles in beautifuly after first few minutes. Very close and colorful

      *A Tale of Two Cities - 08/20/04 Little Shubert Theatre, New York Reading: James Barbour, Gary Morris, Gavin Creel, Michelle Dawson, Billy Gilman, Jenny Powers, Nick Wyman, Timothy Shew, Katherine McGrath A-

      Tarzan - 03/30/06 OBC. A

      *The Ten Commandments: The Musical - Los Angeles, CA 12/04 Val Kilmer, Lauren Kennedy, Kevin Earley, Adam Lambert, Michelle Pereira, Alisan Porter. RARE! Following it's Los Angeles debut, this mammoth production (which reportedly cost $15 million to produce) was expected to tour major venues across the US, before finding a home on Broadway. Unfortunately this mess of a show closed amid lackluster critical response. This is a PRO SHOT video, produced with the expectation that the show would be a hit, and the video would be available for sale. This is a broadcast quality video. A+

      *Three Days of Rain - 05/13/06 Julia Roberts, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper

      The Threepenny Opera - Broadway 03/29/06 Alan Cumming, Jim Dale, Ana Gasteyer, Cyndi Lauper, Nellie McKay. Clear picture and sound, nice close-ups throught; an excellent video. A

      *Time And Again - Manhattan Theatre Club (NYC) – 01/01 Lewis Cleale, Laura Benanti, Julia Murney, Lauren Ward

      Titanic - 1997 OBC David Garrison, Michael Cerveris, John Cunningham, Larry Keith, Judith Blazer, Jody Gelb, Brian D´Arcy James. Heads at the bottom of screen, some spotlight washout. Includes several reviews from local New York stations, and appearances on Rosie. B

      Trouble in Tahiti - taped from TV, not sure about details

      *Twelve Angry Men – 10/30/05 Broadway: Mark Blum (Juror #1), Kevin Geer (Juror #2), Philip Bosco (Juror #3), James Rebhorn, (Juror #4), Michael Mastro (Juror #5), Robert Clohessy (Juror #6), John Pankow (Juror #7), Boyd Gaines (Juror #8), Tom Aldredge (Juror #9), Peter Friedman (Juror #10), Larry Bryggman (Juror #11), Adam Trese (Juror #12), Matte Osian (Guard); copied directly from master. B+

      *Uncommon Women and Others – Swoosie Kurtz, Alma Cuervo, Meryl Streep by Wendy Wasserstein. Proshot. A

      Urinetown - OBC A-

      *Victor/Victoria - 1997 Broadway Cast with Liza Minelli, Tony Roberts. B+ (2 discs)

      *Violet - Reunion Concert. Playwright's Horizons (NYC) - 01/18/03 By composer Jeanine Tesori and lyricist-librettist Brian Crawley; Directed by Susan H. Schulman

      West Side Story - 11/13/02 Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Josh Groban, Beyonce Knowles, Jesse L. Martin, Kevin Spacey, Katie Curoc, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Kelsey Grammar, Kevin Kline, Robert DeNiro, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan, Chita Rivera, Bette Midler, Heather Headley, Whoopi Goldberg, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Tony Danza, Rudy Gulianni, Robin Williams, Rebecca Luker, David Gaines. PRO-SHOT A+

      White Christmas - 12/03/05 Boston John Anthony,Terry Beaver, Stephen Bogardus, Katherine Doherty as Susan Waverly, Michael Gruber, Isenegger, Karen Morrow, Kerry O'Malley. A

      *White Noise - 09/23/06 Rick Crom, Danny Calvert, Molly Laurel, Micah Shepard, Phillip Taratula, Libby Winters

      Wicked - 10/12/03 OBC Preview. Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Joel Grey, Carole Shelley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christopher Fitzgerald, Michelle Federer, William Youmans. A (2 discs)

      Wicked - 07/18/04 Original Cast, final perfs. of Kristin Chenoweth and Norbert Leo Butz. Sean McCourt as the Wizard. Randy Harrison as Boq. Speech by Idina Menzel at the end. A- (2 discs)

      Wicked - Broadway 01/08/06 Shoshana Bean (final), Megan Hilty, David Ayers (final), Rue McClanahan (final), Ben Vereen, Michelle Federer (final), Robb Sapp. w/ farewell speech. A-

      Wicked - National Tour 03/14/06 Cincinnati, OH. The New Tour Cast: Julia Murney, Kendra Kassebaum, Jennifer Waldman, Alma Cuervo, PJ Benjamin, Sebastian Arcelus, Timothy Britten Parker. Alma was fabulous. From loge, crystal clear picture and sound. Couple of line flubs. A

      The Wiz - 1984 Broadway. Stephanie Mills. Outstanding video/ sound with very little generational loss! B+

      *The Wizard of Oz – 11/05/95 Jackson Browne (The Scarecrow), Natalie Cole (Glinda), Jewel (Dorothy), Lucie Arnaz (Aunt Em), Roger Daltrey (The Tin Woodman), Joel Grey (The Wizard of Oz), Debra Winger (The Wicked Witch of the West), & Christy Baron, Dr. John Jay Kiman, Neal Mayer, Julia Murney, Catherine Ruivivar, Stephanie Seeley, Phoebe Snow, Tom Treadwell, Jennifer L. Neuland, David Sanborn, Robin Skye (Background Singers)

      *The Wizard of Oz - 2001 Video of the Madison Square Garden Cast. VERY good video of the show. Great cast, with Jessica Grove, Lara Teeter, and of course, Roseanne as the Wicked Witch of the West. Great zooms, nice audio, focused. Fun video, also has a commercial for the show.

      *Woman of The Year - 1981, Broadway: Lauren Bacall (Tess Harding), Harry Guardino (Sam Craig), Marilyn Cooper (Jan Donovan), Roderick Cook (Gerald), Grace Keaghy (Helga), Elvind Harum (Alexi Petrokov), Jamie Ross (Larry Donovan), Rex Everhart (Maury) ; nice close-ups with good color and lighting, no wash-outs; low generation close to the master—amazing quality for its age! B+

      The Women - Broadway 2001 PBS Broadcast/Stage on Screen. Cynthia Nixon, Kristen Johnson, Rue McClanahan. From Digital Satellite TV. A+ (2 discs)

      Young Frankenstein - 08/28/07 Seattle Tryout. Roger Bart, Megan Mullally, Sutton Foster, Shuler Hensley, Andrea Martin, Fred Applegate, Christopher Fitzgerald. A terrifically talented and funny cast. A beautiful capture of the tryout before Broadway, with many changes. A-

      You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown - Skokie, IL. Anthony Rapp, Kristin Chenoweth. B+

      *Yours, Anne - North York, Canada 12/04 Bob Deutsch, Kelly Sanders, Susan Sanders, Carol Kugler, Larry Westlake, David Haines, Andrea Barker, Cameron McKinnon. A production by Canada's Civic Light Opera Company. Musical based on "Anne Frank, The Diary Of A Young Girl." Music by Michael Cohen. Semi-pro shot, crystal clear video. A (2 discs)

      *Zanna, Don’t – 06/27/03. VERY rare video with Jai Rodriguez, very nice recording, with great close-ups (it's a small theatre), great sound and video. Great video.

      Other

      *Angel in My Pocket - 1969 motion picture. Andy Griffith, Lee Meriwether, Jerry Van Dyke

      *Audra McDonald Concert – 01/04/02 Center For The Performing Arts - Gainesville, FL. This was an amazing concert. Audra sang a wide variety of songs from Gershwin to Jason Robert Brown to Jonathan Larson and so many others. 90 minutes of fantastic singing and she talks about her daughter hating her singing; she forgets the lyrics to a song. VERY funny stuff. A

      Barbara Cook- Better with a Band - concert

      Bernadette Peters Concert - 1979 proshot

      Bernadette Peters @ Hollywood Bowl - 09/06/97 proshot

      Bernadette Peters - Aurora concert 05/17/07

      *Brian Stokes Mitchell Live - Actor's Fund Concert 10/08/06 Los Angeles, CA. Kicking off the Actor's Fund Musical Mondays series, Tony Award winner, Brian Stokes Mitchell plays to a capacity crown in the beautiful lobby of the Pantages Theatre. Stopping the show multiple times, and receiving 2 standing ovations, Mitchell performed a set which included some pop and jazz as well as showstoppers Wheels Of A Dream, This nearly Was Mine, and The Impossible Dream. Mitchell also sings Embracable You to Mitzy Gaynor who was sitting in the first row. Filmed using one camera on a tripod. Crystal clear. DVD has been enhanced to include an opening menu and scene selections. A

      Celebration of American Musical Theatre - from PBS, Renee Fleming, Elizabeth Futral, Frederica von Stade, Jerry Hadley. A

      *Fever: The Music of Peggy Lee - A

      A Grand Night For Singing - Tyne Daly, Thomas Hampson, Frederica von Stade, Sylvia McNair. A

      *The James Dean Story – Documentary 80 minutes.

      Kristin Chenoweth w/ Boston Pops - 06/10/04 proshot

      *Love Affair – motion picture. Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer. original “Affair to Remember” A

      Making of Show Boat - Frederica von Stade, Jerry Hadley, Teresa Stratas

      *The Quintessential Peggy Lee – 84 min. A

      Show Boat - 1936 MGM/Universal Film. Irene Dunne, Allan Jones. A+

      Show Boat - Opening Night special

      OPERA DVDS

      *Carmen – Glyndebourne von Otter, Haddock. Proshot (2 discs)

      Cendrillon - Canada 1979 von Stade, Wallis, Welting

      Cendrillon - Brussels von Stade

      La Cenerentola - La Scala 1981 von Stade (2 discs)

      Cosi Fan Tutte - von Otter

      *Die Fledermaus (The Bat) - Australian Opera 1997 Anthony Warlow (Gabriel Eisenstein), Amelia Frugia, Suzanne Johnston, Ghillian Sullivan. Pro-shot for Australian public TV. A bit dark. B+

      Le Nozze di Figaro - Paris 1980 Janowitz, Popp, von Stade, Van Dam, Moll

      *Patience (Bunthorne's Bride) - New York City Opera 09/27/05 Michael Ball, Tona Miller, Jennifer Roderer, Kathleen Magge, Matthew Burns, Timothy Nolen, Kevin Burdette, Myrna Paris. A

      Vanessa - Monte Carlo Te Kanawa

      Werther - von Stade

      Other

      Divas in Song- Horne, von Stade, Fleming / L. Price recital- last in NYC

      Celebration of Rossini - Horne, von Stade, Voigt (2 discs)

      Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert – 12/08/91 Battle, von Stade

      A Christmas Gala – Avery Fisher Hall 12/19/90 Frederica von Stade

      Easter Gift of Music – Salt Lake City 1989 Kiri Te Kanawa

      Millenium Concert – New Zealand 2000 Kiri Te Kanawa

      NY Phil – Avery Fisher 2000 Kiri Te Kanawa

      TELEVISION DVDS

      Bette - Bette Midler, Joanna Gleason. All 18 episodes. A- (3 dvds)

      Carol and Company - Carol Burnett. Various Episodes (5 dvds)

      *Happy Families – Jennifer Saunders, Adrian Edmonson, Dawn French (2 dvds)

      *Kristin - 6 episodes of the sitcom aired by NBC in summer 2001 (Kristin Chenoweth, Jon Tenney, Larry Romano, Ana Ortiz); pro-shot and recorded off of TV. A- (1 disc)

      Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Kate Jackson, Bruce Boxleitner. All 88 episodes (16 dvds)


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      PRICES
      Theatre/Opera DVDS:
      $7 per dvd ($10 for 2 dvd sets)


      TV Shows:
      Bette- $27
      Carol and Company- $40
      Happy Families - $18
      Kristin- $10
      Scarecrow- $110

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