Continuing its commitment to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory is proud to announce the launch of a new home entertainment series, Shout Broadway. Spotlighting musicals and performances that deserve a place on your shelf, Shout Broadway features some of the greatest stage and screen productions ever captured. From recent hits to all-time favorites and Hollywood gems, Shout Broadway celebrates the best in theater and beyond.
Debuting this November, Shout Broadway boasts a captivating lineup of beloved shows featuring some of Broadway’s biggest stars. Initial titles include the 2015 West End production of Stephen Sondheim’s eternally appealing musical, Gypsy; a colorful and catchy production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide In Concert starring Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Kristin Chenoweth; and the 2001 production of Sondheim’s macabre musical masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street In Concert , starring Tony Award winners Patti LuPone, George Hearn, and Neil Patrick Harris.
Shout Broadways inaugural release is 2015’s four-time Olivier Award-winning West End production of Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Stephen Sondheim’s eternally appealing musical, Gypsy.
Available for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD on November 1st, 2016, fans can order their copies by visiting ShoutFactory.com
Loosely based on the memoirs of world-renowned striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy follows the journey of the irrepressible Rose (Imelda Staunton, Harry Potter), the mother to end all stage mothers, as she balances the challenges of parenthood with the joys and heartbreaks of a life in the world of show business.
Featuring a collection of songs that have grown to become American standards, including “Together (Wherever We Go),” “Some People,” “Let Me Entertain You,” and “Everything’s Comin’ Up Roses,” Gypsy is a true treasure of musical theatre… you’ll have a real good time, yes sir!
It’s the best of all possible worlds when Leonard Bernstein’s Candide In Concert makes its Blu-ray debut on November 4th, 2016.
Bernstein’s fantastically funny operetta springs to life in this concert production of Candide, recorded live at Lincoln Center in New York City. Based on Voltaire’s classic tale of an innocent young man’s comic odyssey, Candide is a colorful and catchy delight, featuring Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Kristin Chenoweth along with a top-notch cast, including Paul Groves, Janine LaManna, Sir Thomas Allen and the Westminster Symphonic Choir.
This extraordinary cast is accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Marin Alsop. With Bernstein’s impeccable hand behind the music and a parade of legendary lyricists – including Dorothy Parker, Stephen Sondheim and Lillian Hellman – this musical comedy classic is essential for all fans of the Great White Way! Fans can pre-order their copies now at ShoutFactory.com
Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd! On November 1st, 2016, Stephen Sondheim’s macabre musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, receives one bloody delicious production in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street In Concert, a 2001 concert presentation of Broadway’s black-humored thriller of revenge, razors, murder, and meat pies.
Available for the first time on Blu-ray, the release also includes a “Making Of” featurette. Fans can pre-order their copies now at ShoutFactory.com
Returning to Victorian London after a long exile, the unhinged barber, Sweeney Todd, seeks violent vengeance on the unscrupulous judge who separated him from his family, freedom… and sanity. Teaming with the Sweeney-smitten, pie-making Mrs. Lovett, Todd reopens his tonsorial parlor to lure the judge in… and then practice his murderous desires on the throats of Fleet Street’s citizenry!
Tony Award winners Patti LuPone (Evita), George Hearn (La Cage aux Folles), and Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) headline this special concert presentation of one of the theatre’s tastiest triumphs.
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