Monday, August 26, 2013

Broadway Bootlegs


Broadway Bootlegs DVD WANT LIST
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DVD Want List

13
5/15/08 ~ Goodspeed Opera House (Pre-Broadway)
Graham Phillips, Aaron Simon Gross, Allie Trimm, Eric Nelsen. Elizabeth Egan Gillies, Ashton Smallings, Kyle Crews, Alberto Calderon, Eamon Foley, Joey LaVarco, Ariana Grande, Caitlin Gann and Taylor Bright.
Filmed in the orchestra section about fifteen feet away from the stage. Heads, seats and other random things in frame. Mostly a clear shot center stage with extreme sides obstructed with heads. Occasional cover-ups and some action not caught in frame. A-

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
2/15/05 ~ Broadway
Derrick Baskin, Deborah S. Craig, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Dan Fogler, Lisa Howard, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jose Llana, Jay Reiss Sarah Saltzberg. Some cover ups. B+

70, GIRLS, 70
HASTINGS, NEW ZEALAND
Have not reviewed

110 in the Shade
4/15/07 ~ Broadway ***
Audra McDonald, John Cullum, Steve Kazee, Chris Butler, Carla Duren, Christopher Innvar, Bobby Steggert. Stunning production with perfect cast and wonderful capture.

110 In the Shade
4/17/07 ~ Broadway
Audra McDonald, John Cullum, Chris Butler, Carla Duren, Christopher Innvar, Bobby Steggert. A truely wonderful show and cast. A nice capture here with no real obstructions. A


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Abyssinia
10/95 ~ Beverly, MA
Jennifer Lee Warren, Carol Dennis, Lawrence Clayton, Mary Bond Davis. A presentation of North Shore Music Theatre. Performed "in the round." This production had hopes of going to Broadway, but the show never made it. Semi-pro shot. A-


The Addams Family - A New Musical
12/29/07 ~ Chicago, IL, Pre-Broadway
Nathan Lane, Bebe Neuwirth, Terrence Mann, Carolee Carmello, Kevin Chamberlin, Jackie Hoffman, Zachary James, Wesley Taylor, Krysta Rodriguez, Adam Riegler. Beautifully filmed and crystal clear with great close-ups

The Addams Family
3/12/10 ~ Broadway
Nathan Lane, Bebe Neuwirth, Terrence Mann, Carolee Carmello,
Kevin Chamberlin, Jackie Hoffman, Zachary James, Wesley Taylor,
Krysta Rodriguez, Adam Riegler
Lots of changes from the Pre-Broadway run in Chicago; a few heads when the action is close downstage; nice picture and clear sound; great video A

Adventures Of Tom Sawyer - 4/10/01 ~ Broadway
Joshua Park, Jim Poulos, Kristin Bell, Linda Purl, John Dossett
Digital - Sound levels are low at times. Otherwise, great! A-

After Ashley
2/19/05 ~ New York
Anna Paquin, Kieran Culkin, Tim Hopper, Grant Shaud
Great video with great sound; hard to do in such a small theatre but looks great; 1st generation from the master A

After the Fall
7/3/04 ~ Broadway
Peter Krause, Carla Gugino, Jessica Hecht, Vivienne Benesch, Candy Buckley, Roxanna Hope, Kathleen McNenny, Ken Marks
Excellent video; good closeups and sound; 1st generation from the master A

Aida - OBC Aida - 3/19/01

Aida - 3/29/00 matinee ~ Broadway
Heather Headley, Adam Pascal, Sherie Rene Scott, Damian Perkins, John Hickok
Excellent Video w/ Many Close-ups; filmed by Major. A-


Aida - National Tour - Simone

Aida
Essen, Germany.
Florence Kasumba, Maricel, Matthias Edenborn2004
A-/B+

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Filmed off Bravo
Nell Carter, Ken Page, Armelia McQueen, Andre DeShields, and Charlaine Woodard.

Aladdin
CBS Telecast
Cast: Cyril Ritchard, Dennis King, Sal Mineo, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Basil Rathbone, Una Merkel, Howard Morris, and George Hall. ***Recording frequently pulls at the top; the remainder of the picture is clear***
Pro-shot

All Shook Up - 4/9/05
this is great video the sound was way up in
the theatre so the sound is good.starring
Cheyenne Jackson, Jonathan Hadary, John Jellison and Sharon Wilkins A+

Altar Boyz
6/21/05 ~ Off-Broadway
Original Cast. Shakey at times, occassionally wanders, lots of nice close ups though. Taped from the far right of the theater, shot from the lap, occasional heads in the way during most of the full stage shots. Missing the Altar Boyz remix at the end, some spotlight wash out, good sound quality throught the video. B+

American Idiot
9/23/09 ~ Berkley, CA, Pre-Broadway
John Gallagher Jr., Michael Esper, Matt Caplan, Mary Faber, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Tony Vincent, Christina Sajous, Declan Bennett, Andrew Call, Gerard Canonico. Music by Green Day. Well filmed and crystal clear, but occasional heads in the frame

Amour -10/23/02 ~ Broadway
Malcolm Gets, Melissa Errico
Shot from front mezzanine, very clear with lots of closeups. A+

Annie
10/1980 ~ Broadway: Alvin Theatre
Betty Hutton, Allison Smith, John Schuck, Rita Rudner. Some generation loss, but you can see everything. B-

Annie
10/1/06 ~ Chicago, IL
30Th Anniversary Tour: Marissa O'Donnell, David Chernault as (u/s) Daddy Warbucks, Alene Robertson, Elizabeth Broadhurst, Ashley Gonzales, Scott Willis, Monica Patton. Shot 14 Rows back from the stage, amazing closups, heads in some frames at times, but not much. A-

Annie 2
1989 ~ Pre-Broadway, Kennedy Center
Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin. Starring Dorothy Loudon, Harve Presnell, Ronny Graham, Lauren Mitchell, Marian Seldes and Danielle Findley. B+

Annie
10/3/12 ~ Broadway
Lilla Crawford, Katie Finneran, Anthony Warlow, J. Elaine Marcos,
Brynn O'Malley, Clarke Thorell, Ashley Blanchet and Sunny
Excellent HD capture of the first performance; clear picture
and great sound; slight spotlight washout at times but overall
very good video A  -

Annie Get Your Gun - Annie Get Your Gun
Act I highlights: 7/1/00 / Act II: 6/6/00 ~ Broadway
Bernadette Peters, Tom Wopat (u/s for act II)
Act I: Some heads in the way, about a five or ten minute blackout during the show. Act II: The other taper's camera is not digital, and it's quite noticeable, especially after going from act I to act II. Some zooms, some spotlight washout. One head in the lower 1/4 of the screen and the far right corner, not really a distraction. B

Anything Goes
Date of Recording: 2000
Theatre: Papermill Playhouse Theatre
Cast: Chita Rivera, Bruce Adler, George Dvorsky, Stacey Logan, and Patrick Quinn.
B

Anything Goes
4/3/11 ~ Broadway
Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, John McMartin, Jessica Walter,
Colin Donnell, Adam Godley, Laura Osnes, Jessica Stone,
Walter Charles, Robert Creighton
Great clear video with excellent sound and picture throughout.
Nice closeups as well A

Applause
3/15/73 ~ TV
Lauren Bacall, Larry Hagman, Penny Fuller, Sarah Marshall, Robert Mandan, Harvey Evans, Rod McLennan
Professionally shot for Television. Noteworthy as the first network TV entertainment special with a scene set in a gay dance club. Counter numbers on bottom, good clear video A

Applause - Encores!
2/10/08 ~ New York
Christine Ebersole, Erin Davie, Kate Burton, Mario Cantone, Tom Hewitt, Michael Park,Megan Sikora, Chip Zien
Occasional bar at the bottom of screen; nice video A

The Apple Tree - Encores
5/05 ~ New York
Kristen Chenowith, Malcom Gets, Michael Cerveris, Daniel Marcus, Krisha Marcano and James Earl Jones as God.
Video has been compliled from two different performances. Cristal clear video, with occasional "hides" due to ushers. Digital, from the master

Aspects of Love
1988 ~ Sydmonton Tryout
Michael Ball, Suzannah Fellows, Grania Renihan, Diana Morrison, Dinsdale Landen
Nice Video with good sound and picture B

Assassins
April 2004 ~ Broadway
Becky Ann Baker, James Barbour, Mario Cantone, Michael Cerveris, Mary Catherine Garrison, Alexander Gemignani, Neil Patrick Harris, Marc Kudisch, Jeffrey Kuhn, Denis O'Hare
Pretty nice video filmed from back of the mezzanine; A

August: Osage County
12/14/07 ~ Broadway
Ian Barford, Deanna Dunagan, Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan, Brian Kerwin, Dennis Letts, Madeleine Martin, Mariann Mayberry,Amy Morton, Sally Murphy, Jeff Perry, Rondi Reed, Troy West
Excellent video with great closeups and sound throughout; taper does a good job with a quiet show 2 DVDs A+

August: Osage County
1/2/08 ~ Broadway
Dennis Letts, Deanna Dunagan, Amy Morton, Jeff Perry, Ian Barford, Madeleine Martin, Sally Murphy, Mariann Mayberry, Rondi Reed, Francis Guinan, Kimberly Guerrero, Brian Kerwin, Troy West
Very clear and nice video with excellent picture and sound throughout A

Avenue Q
7/26/03 ~ Broadway
John Tartaglia, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Rick Lyon, Jennifer Barnhart, Natalie Venetia Belcon, Jordan Gelber, Ann Harada
Great picture and sound; camera coverup for first five minutes and occassionally throughout but not distracting; 1st generation from the master. A-

Avenue Q
10/18/03 ~ Broadway
John Tartaglia, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Rick Lyon, Jennifer Barnhart, Natalie Venetia Belcon, Jordan Gelber, Ann Harada
Excellent quality picture and sound; occassional cover-ups but very good tape; 1st generation from the master
Grade:A

Avenue Q
Date Unknown ~ Broadway
John Tartaglia, Jennifer Barnhart (u/s), Rick Lyon,Aymee Garcia, Natalie Venetia Belcon, Jordan Gelber, Ann Harada. Excellent video with good closeups, picture and sound. Includes the cartoon video at the beginning. A

Avenue Q
4/21/08 ~ Broadway
Jonathan Root, Sarah Stiles, Christian Anderson, Ann Sanders, Nicholas Kohn, Rashidra Scot,t, Jennifer Barnhart
Part of the recording ended up with a weird greenish-tint. Some of the show is in beautiful color, and the other part is in this tint; only minor head obstructions on the right side, and great close-ups; a minor blackout when the ensemble comes up trying to collect money from the audience. Other than the green, it is a new video A-

Baby
December 1983 ~ Broadway OBC
Liz Callaway, Beth Fowler, Catherine Cox, James Congdon, Todd Graff, Martin Vidnovic
Clip at the end of Liz Callaway singing The Story Goes On on the Merv Griffin Show; footage at the stage door, Liz singing "Our Story Goes On" on the Merv Griffin Show and Liz singing the national anthem at a Mets game C

Barbarella
11/18/04: Rachel Colley, Eva Marold, Mark
Seibert,Drew Sarich, Martin Niedermaier, Siegmar Tonk;
good video with lots of close-ups; a little shaky at parts
(A-)

Bare: A Pop Opera
5/27/04 ~ New York
Michael Arden, Jenna Leigh Green, Kearran Giovanni, John Hill, Natalie Joy Johnson, Aaron Lohr, Sasha Allen, Romeida Benjamin, Isaac Calpito, Mike Cannon, Adam Fleming, Kaitlin Hopkins, Jim Price, Lindsay Scott, Kay Trinidad, Scott Allgauer
Excellent video of the final performance of the only New York run. Good picture and sound throughout although Act 2 is a little clearer; 1st generation from the master A

Bare: The Musical
12/19/12 ~ New York
Jason Hite, Taylor Trensch, Elizabeth Judd, Gerard Canonico,
Barrett Wilbert Weed, Jerold E. Solomon, Anthony Festa,
Casey Garvin, Ariana Groover, Sara Kapner, Alice Lee,
Megan Lewis, Justin Gregory Lopez, Michael Tacconi,
Alex Wyse, Missi Pyle
Well filmed with few obsructions and clear picture and sound
throughout; good video A-

Barefoot in the Park
3/26/06 ~ Broadway
Patrick Wilson, Amanda Peet, Jill Clayburgh, Tony Roberts
First 2 minutes of Act 2 are audio only but the show is filmed nice and good sound throughout A-

BatBoy
6/29/01 ~ New York
Deven Mey, Kerry Butler, Kaitlin Hopkins, Sean McCourt
Much much better than the one above. Some good close-ups and you can actually see what is happening! Great! A-

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

Beautiful & Damned
Date: London 2004
Quality: A - (pro shot, generation loss)

Beauty and The Beast
1995 ~ Original Los Angeles Cast
Susan Egan, James Barbour, Tom Bosley, Gary Beach
Also includes Opening Night show from Los Angeles TV with interviews with cast; behind the scenes B+

Beehive
Date Unknown ~ California
West Coast Premiere. Pro Shot, using multiple camera's. Some generational loss. B-

Bells Are Ringing
5/23/01 ~ Broadway
Faith Prince, Marc Kudish, Beth Fowler
Pretty good quality video B+

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Date Unknown ~ OBC
Consider the age! There are some issues at the beginning (dropouts). It is basically a single long shot of the entire stage with a few zooms and some generation loss. B

Best Little Whore House in Texas
2000 ~ National Tour
Ann Margaret and Gary Sandy. A really terrific video of a pretty lousy production. well shot and well worth having. A

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Actor's Fund BCEFA Concert
10/16/06 ~ New York Final Rehearsal
Emily Skinner, Terrence Mann, Jennifer Hudson, Bob Martin, Mary Faber, Felicia Finley, Andrea McArdle, Richard Kind, Constantine Maroulis, Christian Hoff, Matthew Scott, Daniel Reichard, Peter Gregus, Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Heidi Blickenstaff, Susan Blackwell, Larry Pressgrove, Barrett Foa, Sharon Wheatley, Sue Goodman, Jen Cody, Roxane Barlow, Angie Schworer, Elaine Marcos, Amber Efe, Michelle Kittrell, Christina Marie Norrup, Rachelle Rak, Bob Amaral, Richard Poe, Tom Galantich
Complete rehearsal footage of show described below. Crystal clear video. Some stops in the action for directions, etc. Really fun video; this the the full showrun through which they actually did this year in costumes; includes starts/stops and lighting and sound test throughout but this is an awesome video and Jennifer Hudson alone is worth checking it out. A

Big
1996 ~ Broadway
Daniel Jenkins, Crista Moore, Jon Cypher, Patrick Levis
Pro Shot video of unedited press reels; runs about 85 minutes long; includes Broadway Beat Spotlight A

Big Deal
1986 ~ Broadway
Loretta Devine,Cleavant Derricks
Bob Fosse's last show. Filmed through the house cam. Kind of dark, spotlight washout, and generational loss. B-

Big Fish
5/4/13 ~ Chicago, IL
Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert, Krystal Joy Brown,
Zachary Unger, Ryan Andes, Ben Crawford, Brad Oscar, Katie Thompson
Beautiful HD capture of this PreBroadway tryout.
This was done the final week of shows and has many changes
to earlier versions; very well filmed with clear picture and sound;
very good video A


Billy Elliot, The Musical
4/28/06 ~ London
Leon Cooke, Brad Kavanagh, Emma Hudson, Haydn Gwynne, Philip Whitchurch, Ann Emery. Missing the very beginning of the show. Much stage searching and blackouts for the first 5 minutes or so, then improves. Heads are in the shot throughout-but filmer does his best to shoot around them. What is captured is very clear. Includes the dance mega-mix after the curtain call. B+

Blithe Spirit
7/15/09 ~ Broadway

Blood Brothers
4/29/89 ~ London
Kiki Dee, Con O'Neill, Warwick Evans, Robert Locke
Very watchable, lots of close-ups. Sound is really good in the songs, slightly quieter during dialogue. Dark picture. B

Blood Brothers
Tour

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
11/10/10 ~ Broadway
Benjamin Walker, Kristine, Nielson, James Barry, Darren Goldstein,
Greg Hildreth, Jeff Hiller, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Cameron Ocasio,
Bryce Pinkham, Nadia Quinn, Maria Elena Ramirez, Kate Cullen Roberts,
Ben Steinfeld, Emily Young
Good video filmed from the balcony A

Boeing-Boeing
4/19/08 ~ Broadway
Christine Baranski, Bradley Whitford, Mark Rylance, Gina Gershon, Mary McCormack, Kathryn Hahn
First Preview Performance, missing the first minute of act two; there is a bar at the bottom of screen for some of the show but it doesn't effect action but a few times; nice zooms and stage shots and good sound; nice video A-

Bombay Dreams
10/6/02 ~ Apollo Victoria Theatre, London
Digital video. A few head obstructions and mostly shot between two heads but full of zooms and great close-ups from the dress circle (mezzanine). 1st generation from the master A-

Bonnie & Clyde
11/9/11 ~ Broadway
Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan, Claybourne Elder, Melissa Van Der Schyff,
Louis Hobson, Joe Hart, Talon Ackerman, Leslie Becker, Mimi Bessette,
Alison Cimmet, Daniel Cooney, Jon Fletcher, Kelsey Fowler,
Victor Hernandez, Michael Lanning, Garrett Long, Matt Lutz,
Marissa McGowan, Tad Wilson
Filmed in 16:9 Widescreen; beautiful video; a short "blackout"
towards the end of Act 1; otherwise a very good video with clear picture and good sound A

The Book Of Mormon
3/7/11 ~ Broadway
Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Nikki M. James, Rory O'Malley, Michael Potts, Lewis Cleale. Filmed from the balcony. Occasionally there are moments of “stage searching” where the filmer looks for the action onstage. In the wider shots, there are heads visible on the sides of the frame. B+

Bounce
7/26/03 ~ Chicago
Richard Kind, Howard McGillin, Michelle Pawk
Shot from the front mezzanine; nice picture and sound. Digital, A

The Boy From Oz
9/21/03 ~ Broadway
Hugh Jackman, Stephanie J. Block, Beth Fowler, Isabel Keating, Jarrod Emick, Michael Mulheren. Mitchel David Federan
Great video, lots of closeups. Digital video, first generation from the master A

The Boy From Oz
10/16/03 ~ Broadway
Hugh Jackman, Stephanie J. Block, Beth Fowler, Isabel Keating,
Jarrod Emick, Michael Mulheren. Mitchel David Federan
Opening night video; great picture and sound and lots of closeups; the two shows listed are different as the show was changing throughout previews; Digital video, A

The Boys From Syracuse
8/3/02 ~ Broadway
Tom Hewitt, Erin Dilly, Jackée Harry, Lee Wilkof, Chip Zien, Deidre Goodwin, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Georgia Engel
Shot from front mezzanine; 1st generation A

Bridge and Tunnel - Sarah Jones
3/6/04 ~ New York
Solo show with great picture and sound; 1st generation from the master. Tape includes the Theater Talk interview A

Bright Lights Big City
6/22/06 ~ Philadelphia, PA
Jeremy Kushnier, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Kelli Barrett, Julie Tolivar, Jonathan Shade, Alex Keiper, Marian Murphy, Don Daniels, Christopher deProphetis, Alyse Wojciechowski
Some spotlight washout at times but great picture and sound with some closeups; complete show video A-

Bring It On
10/24/12 ~ Broadway
Taylor Louderman, Adrienne Warren, Ariana DeBose, Jason Gotay,
Gregory Haney, Neil Haskell, Janet Krupin, Elle McLemore,
Nicolas Womak, Ryann Redmond, Kate Rockwell, Calli Alden,
Antwan Bethea, Dexter Carr, Michael Naone-Carter, Courtney Corbeille,
Brooklyn Alexis Freitag, Shonica Gooden, Haley Hannah, Joshua Henry,
Dominique Johnson, Melody Mills, Michael Mindlin, Zach Pennix,
David Ranck, Bettis Richardson, Sheldon Tucker, Alysha Umphress, Lauren Whitt
Heads at the bottom of the screen during a good part of the show when action
takes place at the foot of the stage but it's shot around well.
Good sound throughout A- (waiting)

Brooklyn
10/2/04 ~ Broadway
Kevin Anderson, Cleavant Derricks, Eden Espinosa, Ramona Keller, Karen Olivo. Great video has review from CBS and NY1 & also includes denver press reel. A+

Brookyln
6/26/05 ~ Closing Night ~ Broadway
Eden Espinosa as Brooklyn, Ramona Keller as Paradice, Cleavant Derricks as Streetsinger, Kevin Anderson as Taylor, Karen Olivo as Faith. A

Brooklyn
6/13/06 ~ St. Paul, MN
Diana DeGarmo, Melba Moore, Cleavant Derricks, Julie Reiber, Lee Morgan
Great filming, picture and sound; only their second full performance; one minute missing for a tape switch but otherwise complete. A

Bubbling Brown Sugar
Date Unknown ~ US Tour, as shown on German TV
Lon Satton, Flash Riley, Jean DuShon, Marjorie Barnes, Steven Nash, Stephanie Madden. Choreography by Billy Wilson. This is a pro-shot video of the American tour as shown on German TV. The dialog is dubbed in German, but the songs are all in English. A

Bug
3/6/04 ~ New York
Reed Birney, Michael Cullen, Shannon Cochran, Amy Landecker, Michael Shannon
Excellent video; 1st generation from the master A

Busker Alley
9/27/95 ~ Tampa. FL
Tommy Tune (before the broken ankle)
Nice picture and sound; filmed from the mezzanine; tape includes reviews, interviews & press reels A

Bye Bye Birdie
1992 ~ Los Angeles National Tour
Ann Reinking, Tommy Tune, and Susan Egan
Very shaky camera B

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Cabaret
1994 ~ Donmar Warehouse Production, London
Alan Cumming, Jane Harroks
Pro shot video with mild generation loss B+

CABARET
Cast: Natasha Richardson / Alan Cummings / Ron Rifkin
Date: New York 1998
Quality: A- (90 minutes of pro-shot press reel,
generation loss)

Cabaret
2/14/02 ~ Broadway
Molly Ringwald, Raul Esparza
Nice video with good picture and sound; A

Cabaret
6/18/02 ~ Broadway
Jane Leeves, John Stamos, Polly Bergen, Hal Linden
Nice video with good picture and sound; A

Cabaret
3/29/03 ~ Broadway matinee
Neil Patrick Harris, Deborah Gibson, Tom Bosley, Mariette Hartley
Digital, 1st generation from the master. A

Cabaret
1/4/04 ~ Broadway
Susan Egan, Adam Pascal, Blair Brown, Tony Roberts
Final matinee, filmed from left center; A-

The Capeman
1998 ~ Broadway
Ruben Blades, Marc Anthony, Ednita Nazario, Natascia Diaz, Philip Hernandez, Luba Mason, Sara Ramirez. The pro shot video that was used to make the reviewers reel; excellent quality with the time code bar at the bottom, 40 mins long
A

The Capeman
1998 ~ Broadway
Ruben Blades, Marc Anthony, Ednita Nazario
Paul Simon’s short-lived Broadway musical. The sound is great, but there is no zooming and there is some generation loss. Great music, great cast C+

Carnival - Encores
2/8/02 ~ Broadway
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Douglas Sills, Anne Hathaway
Digital video. Shot from mid-orchestra, only one head to shoot around, great video. Very charming show. Taped by Catherine. A

Caroline, or Change
7/24/2004 ~ Broadway
Tonya Pinkins, Anika Noni Rose, Veanne Cox, Chandra Wilson, Chuck Cooper, Larry Keith, Alice Playten
Beautiful video; nice zooms and closeups and excellent sound; 1st generation from the master A-

Carousel Concert
6/6/02 ~ Carnegie Hall, NYC
Hugh Jackman, Audra MacDonald, Lauren Ward,Jason Danieley, Norbert Leo Butz, Blythe Danner, Judy Kaye, John Raitt, Philip Bosco, Eden Riegel. Shot from third tier, 2nd row center. Hornpipe or the June Ballet not included. Lots of zooms. Digital, 1st generation from the master A

Carrie
1988 ~ Original London Production
Barbara Cook, Linzi Hatley, Darlene Love, Charlotte D'Amboise, etc. Filmed professionally for the RSC archives, ENTIRE SHOW, direct from the master, no generation loss at all. Shot from first row mezzanine center with no obstructions. Audio taken directly from the soundboard. Crisp clear picture, mostly a full stage shots with out zooms, you can still see all detail perfectly. A

Carrie
1988 ~ Broadway
Betty Buckley
Act 1 Only of the Full Stage Shot; not great but the best there is out there.

Carrie
1999 ~ Stage Door Manor
Complete show! This musical is rare to find in any form, but here it is, put over by a youthful and enthusiastic cast. The haunting music and story have made this a cult favorite. B

Carrie the Musical
2/4/12 ~ New York
Marin Mazzie, Molly Ranson, Christy Altomare, Carmen Cusack,
Jenanna De Waal, Derek Klena, Ben Thompson
Great capture of this beautifully retooled revival.
The performances were astonishing and the whole cast was senstational.
Clear picture and sound; although it is a little dark at times,
so is the show; good video A-

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
10/16/03 ~ Broadway
Ashley Judd, Jason Patric, Ned Beatty, Margo Martindale. head is slighly in the way during Act 1 but Acts 2 and 3 are great; excellent
picture and sound. A+

Catch Me if You Can
8/4/09 ~ Seattle, WA
Norbert Leo Butz, Aaron Tveit, Tom Wopat, Kerry Butler, Rachel de Benedet, Felicia Finley, Linda Hart
PreBroadway: great capture of the show. Good video with excellent picture and sound; nice video A

A Catered Affair
3/26/08 ~ Broadway
Faith Prince, Harvey Fierstein, Leslie Kritzer, Tom Wopat, Matt Cavenaugh, Heather Mac Rae, Kristine Zbornik, Lori Wilner, Philip Hoffman, Katie Klaus
First 2 minutes are dark due to late seaters and a bar at the bottom of the screen when the action takes place all the way downstage; good closeups and sound A

Cats
Cast: Lillias White as Grizabella
Date: New York, Unknown PAL format
Quality: B- (nice zoom, but generation loss)
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Chaplin
8/22/12 ~ Broadway
Rob McClure, Erin Mackey, Jenn Colella, Christiane Noll,
Jim Borstelmann, Michael McCormick, Zachary Unger, Wayne Alan Wilcox
Beautiful HD capture with no obstructions from the second preview.
Great clear picture and sound; very nice video  A

Chess Actor’s Fund BCEFA Concert
9/22/03 ~ Broadway
Julia Murney, Adam Pascal, Josh Groban, Raul Esparza, Norm Lewis, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Sutton Foster
BCEFA Pro video of the one night only Actors’ Fund Benefit Concert at the New Amsterdam Theatre A+

Chicago
1995 ~ Broadway
Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naighton, Joel Grey
The pro shot video that was used to make the reviewers reel; excellent quality with the time code bar at the bottom A-

Chicago - 1999 Winter London

Chicago
9/8/02 ~ Broadway
Amy Spanger, Stephanie Pope, Michael C. Hall, Roz Ryan. Shot from front row mezz, no obstructions at all, very clear with lots of closeups. A

Chicago
9/17/05 ~ Broadway
Brooke Shields (Roxie), Luba Mason (Velma), Christopher McDonald (Billy), Debra Monk (Mama), PJ Benjamin (Amos), R.Lowe (Mary Sunshine). Complete show, but missing Mr Cellophane. Lots of closeups, no real obstructions, nice picture. A-

Chicago
11/23/05 ~ Tour, Chicago
Paige Davis, Brenda Braxton, Tom Wopat, Carol Woods. Amazing cast and so much fun in this production. Paige is great, Brenda is sassy, and Woods vocals are wild. Best Chicago video ever. Crystal Clear picture and sound. A+

Chita Rivera - The Dancer's Life
January 25th, 2006 ~ Broadway
Chita Rivera, Dick Van Dyke
A

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
6/12/02 ~ London
Michael Ball, Richard O'Brien
Shot from 2nd row of the Upper Circle, there's a bar in the frame for most of the wide shots, but it doesn't get in the way of the close-ups.
Digital. A

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
4/16/05 ~ Broadway
Raul Esparza, Erin Dilly, Philip Bosco, Marc Kudisch, Jan Maxwell,
Chip Zien, Robert Sella, Kevin Cahoon
The car scenes are a little dark but only a minor issue; picture and sound is great A

A Chorus Line
1975 ~ Public Theatre
Original Broadway Cast
Pro shot, using multiple camera's. Black and White, and extremelly faded, with much generational loss
B-

A Chorus Line
1985 ~ Broadway
Wanda Richert, Eivund Harum, Loida Santos
Great quality video of show A+

A Chorus Line
4/13/02 ~ Buffalo NY
Ashley Adamek, Renee Bonadio, Paul Buschman, Stephanie Fredricks, John Arthur Greene, Michael Kennedy
Choreographed and directed by OBC member Mitzi Hamilton excellent video and great sound and zooms A-

A Christmas Carol
12/30/2001 ~ NewYork
Patrick Stewart
Great video of solo show; 2nd generation from the master A

A Christmas Story: The Musical
11/7/12 ~ Broadway
Dan Lauria, John Bolton, Erin Dilly, Johnny Rabe, Zac Ballard, Caroline O'Connor
Excellent HD capture of the first performance on Broadway. Nice changes from the
previous PreBroadway tour from last year; good picture and sound although a
couple of cover-ups; nice video   A

Christmas With The Crawford’s
2003 ~ Theater Rhinoceros (San Francisco, CA)
The infamous Drag Queen Musical, Nicely filmed! A

Cinderella
2000 ~ Chicago
Deborah Gibson, Eartha Kitt, Paolo Montalban.

Cinderella
11/2004 ~ Lincoln Center
Dick Van Patten, Renee Taylor, Christopher Sieber, Eartha Kitt, Lypsinka, Lea DeLaria, Ana Gastayer, Sara Uriarte Berry. A

Cinderella
3/2/2013 ~ Broadway
Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark, Harriet Harris, Peter Bartlett, Ann Harada, Greg Hildreth, Marla Mindelle. Beautiful HD capture of this classic show, with this being the first time having appeared on Broadway! Really a top notch cast and a beautiful production, nicely staged! A


City of Angels
Broadway ~ OBC
James Naughton, Gregg Edelman, Randy Graff, Dee Hoty, Rene Auberjonois
Updated review: no heads and picture was on stage all the time and had some good zooms; good sound, slighly washed out A-

The Civil War
2/20 ~ National Tour
Larry Gatlin, Bebe Winans, Michael Lanning.

A Class Act
4/22/01 ~ Broadway
Lonny Price, Randy Graff, Donna Bullock, Ann Van Cleave (u/s)
Digital video, nice picture and sound. Tape includes the 2001 Easter Bonnets skit after the show A

Clue the Musical
September 2000 ~ Honeywell Foundation
Laura Carter, Melissa Tucker, Michelle Carter
Picture and sound is crystal clear however it cuts out
twice in Mrs. Whites song for about 5 seconds A

The Color Purple
3/28/06 ~ Broadway
LaChanze, Felicia Fields, Elisabeth Withers-Mendes, Kingsley Leggs, Darlesia Cearcy, Brandon Dixon. Beautiful close ups and crystal clear audio and video. One 10 minute blackout towards the end of the first song, and occasional heads at the bottom of the screen, but otherwise a fantastic video. A-

The Color Purple
4/17/07 ~ Broadway
Fantasia, Elisabeth Withers-Mendes, JC Montgomery as (u/s) Mister, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Chaz Lamar Shepherd, Darlesia Cearcy, Krisha Marcano. Act One is complete, Act Two is about 80% complete. Lots of heads were in the way. Lots of blackouts, but includes major things like most of "Our Prayer", "Push Da Button", "What About Love?", "Miss Celie's Pants", "I'm Here" and "The Color Purple" are fine. B

The Color Purple
4/22/07 ~ Chicago Cast
Jeannette Bayardelle, Michelle Williams, LaToya London, Rufus Bonds Jr., Stu James, Felicia Fields, Stephanie St. James. I have to say I enjoyed this cast more than the OBC. Jannette is amazing here and will give you chills and Michelle is stunning. Beautiful capture. A+

Company
February 1996 ~ Donmar Warehouse, London
Adrian Lester, Rebecca Front, Clive Rowe, Clare Burt, Gareth Snook, Liza Sadovy, Teddy Kempner, Sophie Thompson, Michael Simkins, Sheila Gish, Paul Bentley, Anna Francolini, Kiran Hocking, Hannah James
Pro shot for television and directed by Sam Mendes A-

Company
6/15/02 ~ Sondheim Celebration, Washington DC,
John Barrowman, Lynn Redgrave
Beautiful video from the balcony of the Kennedy Center. Digital, 2nd generation from the master. A

Company
11/13/06 ~ Broadway, Revival
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! A

Copacabana
Date Unknown ~ National Tour
Franc D'Ambrosio, Darcie Roberts, Philip Hernandez
Great show; first 15 minutes is audio only some nice zooms but overall a good show A-

Coram Boy
5/26/07 ~ Broadway
Jolly Abraham, Uzo Aduba, Bill Camp, Dashiell Eaves, Xanthe Elbrick, Brad Fleisher.
Well filmed. A little dark due to the stage lighting. A-

The Crucible
Act 1: 2/22/02 / Act 2: 2/27/02 ~ Broadway
Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Angela Bettis, Brian Murray
Digitally shot from the mezzanine, no heads. A

Cry Baby
3/15/08 ~ Broadway
James Snyder (Cry-Baby), Elizabeth Stanley (Allison), Harriet Harris (Mrs. Vernon-Williams), Chester Gregory II (Dupree), Christopher J. Hanke (Baldwin), Alli Mauzey
(Lenora), Courtney Balan (Mona), Tory Ross (u/s Pepper Walker), Lacey Kohl
(Wanda), Richard Poe (Judge Stone.) Filmed on the first night of previews. Well filmed from the balcony, but occasional moments of “stage searching” and ceiling shots, but they don’t total more than 3 or 4 minutes for the entire show. Great close-ups. Overall a very nice video. DVD has been enhanced with an animated opening menu, and scene selection at all the musical numbers. A-

Curtains
9/8/06 ~ Los Angeles premiere
David Hyde Pierce , Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba, Jason Danieley,
Jill Paice, Noah Racey ,Megan Sikora
20 minutes of non-essential dialogue cut All musical numbers included in full.
A fidgety woman seated in front of taper blocks the picture occasionally,
but only for a few seconds. Occasional spotlight washout, but nothing extreme.
B+/A-

Curtains
3/27/07 ~ 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 been nicely constructed with an opening menu, scanned Playbill information, and production photos. A-


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Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance
12/21/04~Broadway
Wonderfully clear video of this unique and funny one
person show. From the master. A

Damn Yankees
April 1996 ~ National Tour
Jerry Lewis, Valerie Wright, David Elder, Linda Gabler, Susan Bigelow
Good picture and sound but some generation loss B

Damn Yankees - Encores!
7/5/08 ~ Broadway
Sean Hayes, Jane Krakowski, Cheyenne Jackson, Randy Graff, Veanne Cox, PJ Benjamin, Megan Lawrence.
First Performance: very good clear video with excellent sound and nice closeups, no obstructions; very good video; Jane Krakowski is great A-

The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood – ABC Telecast
Cast: Liza Minnelli, Cyril Ritchards, Vic Damone, and The Animals.
Pro-shot B&W

Dance of the Vampires
10/19/02 ~ Broadway
Michael Crawford, Rene Auberjonois, Mandy Gonzalez, Max von Essen, Leah Hocking, Ron Orbach, Liz McCartney, Mark Price,
Asa Somers
Digital, 1st generation from the master; shot from the back of the mezzanine. Lots of nice zooms, missing about 20 seconds in the start of Act One where focus was corrected. In middle of Act Two, a tape flip but nothing missing. A

Debbie Does Dallas
11/6/02 ~ New York
Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Catherine Garrison, Caitlin Miller, Tricia Paoluccio, Jama Williamson, Paul Fitzgerald, Del Pentecost
Shot from the front row, so it is at an odd angle. A few zooms, but mostly a full stage shot. Digital, Sound goes in & out very annoying A-

Design for Living
3/23/01 ~ Broadway
Alan Cumming, Jennifer Ehle, Dominic West, John Cunningham
Great video. First 5 minutes are pretty shakey and not really focused on the stage, but after that it's a great video. A-

Dessa Rose
5/20/05 Cast:Rachel York , Kenita R. Miller , Michael
Hayden, , Norm Lewis , Rebecca Eichenberger, Tina Fabrique, David
Hess, Kecia Lewis, William Parry, Soara-Joye Ross, James Stovall and
Eric Jordan Young A

The Devils
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse (Shreveport, LA)

The Diary of Anne Frank
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse (Shreveport, LA)

Dirty Dancing
11/7/06 ~ West End, London
Georgina Rich, Josef Brown, David Rintoul, Rae Baker, Isabella Calthorpe, Nadia Coote, Issy van Randwyck. Crystal clear picture and sound of the classic story on stage. The London audience went nuts for this show. It was a fun show with classic moments.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
2/26/05 ~ Broadway
John Lithgow, Norbert Leo Butz, Sherie Rene Scott, Joanna Gleason, Gregory Jbara, Sara Gettelfinger
Fantastic, one of the best I have ever seen; a few black outs at the end of 2 songs but nothing is missed; a great rich sound throughout. Tape includes NY1 interviews and reviews, ABC Broadway special report; 1st generation from the master A+

Divas
Wiener Metropol; Wien 2002
Thomas Borchert, Barbara Wallner, Michaela Kovarikova,
Sonja Schatz, Monica Gugganig, Sibylla Lilian Klebow
B-

Doctor Dolittle
7/22/06 ~ Chicago
Tommy Tune, Dee Hoty, Allan Mangaser, Sandi DeGeorge, Aaron Burr, Joel Blum, Jessica Wu, Matthew Crowle
About four minutes of blackouts; great closeups and good sound A

Dog Sees God
(1/18/06)
Eliza Dushku, Karen DiConcetto (u/s),America Ferrera, Ari Graynor,
Logan Marshall-Green, Keith Nobbs, Ian Somerhalder, Eddie Kaye Thomas
A-

Doubt
11/20/04 ~ New York
Cherry Jones, Brian F. O'Byrne, Heather Goldenhersh, Adrianne Lenox
A little shaky for the first 10 minutes but excellent picture and sound; nice video A

Dracula the Musical
10/20/01 ~ La Jolla, CA Highlights
Tom Hewitt, Jenn Morse, Tom Stuart, Tom Flynn, Amy Rutberg, Chris Hoch
Act 1 ranges from B- to A-: chest-shot, several cover-ups and cut scenes during first 20 minutes, much better after that. "How Do You Choose" onward is full show. Act 2: A-: much steadier, better tracking, nice zooms, and some close-ups. Overall there is quite a bit of spotlight washout, especially during full stage shots, due to the auto exposure, but it gives a great idea of the fantastic set and special effects. Shot from rear of the theater, ASL interpretation occasionally visible. Shot by Mercat A-

Dracula the Musical
7/31/04 ~ Broadway
Tom Hewitt, Melissa Errico, Don Stephenson, Darren Ritchie,
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Kelli O'Hara, Chris Hoch
Good video, nice picture and sound; recorded from right orchestra; 1st generation from the master A

Dreamgirls - OBC 1981
Dreamgirls - 1986 Tour w/Sharon Brown
Dreamgirls - TheaterWorks
Dreamgirls - Concert - bootleg
Dreamgirls Concert - Pro-Shot

Dreamgirls
1/04 ~ Tour, San Jose, CA
Frenchie Davis, David Jennings, Andre Garner, Ramona Keller, Angela Robinson. Very well filmed version, with sound directly from soundboard and filmer used tripod with zooms and pans. A+

Dreamgirls
4/29/10 ~ Orange County, CA
Moya Angela, Syesha Mercado, Chaz Lamar Shepherd, Chester Gregory,
Adrienne Warren, Trevon Davis, Margaret Hoffman, Milton Craig Nealy
Filmed in a mix of wides, mediums, and close-ups, with good zooms;
almost no washout except in some of the wides; slight obstruction from
the railing, mostly in second act; first few minutes of the second act
also wanders and shakes; good video with clear picture and sound 2 DVDs A-

The Drowsy Chaperone
4/3/06 ~ Broadway
Bob Martin, Sutton Foster, Beth Leavel, Danny Burstein, Georgia Engel, Edward Hibbert, Troy Britton Johnson, Eddie Korbich, Garth Kravits, Jason Kravits, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Jennifer Smith, Lenny Wolpe. First Preview performance and nicely done. A+

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Earth Girls Are Easy
9/30/02 ~ New York
Kristin Chenoweth, Marc Kudisch, Julie Brown, Hunter Foster, Deven May, Lisa Capps, Roxanne Barlow,Steve Wilson
A reading of a new musical for the Overtures benefit series
Good video and sound; fun show A

Elaine Stritch - At Liberty
4/10/2002 ~ Broadway
Great quality video A

Elf
11/16/10 ~ Broadway
Sebastian Arcelus, Amy Spanger, Beth Leavel, George Wendt,
Mark Jacoby, Michael McCormick, Michael Mandell, Mattew Gumley, Valerie Wright
Great video with excellent close-ups and clear picture
and sound throughout; good video A

Elisabeth,
Vienna, 12/26/92
(English subtitles)

ELISABETH
Date: Scheveningen 1999
Quality: A- (Pro Shot)

Epic Proportions
1999 ~ Broadway
Kristen Chenoweth, Jeremy Davidson, Alan Tudyk, Ross Lehman
This is shot from the Upper mezzanine of the Helen Hayes, and even though it's an intimate house, there are still white outs, but not as bad as you might think. B-

Evil Dead 1 & 2, The Musical

2004 ~ Toronto, Canada
Adapted from Sam Raimi's Evil Dead movies. Pro shot, using multiple camera's for promotional use by the producers. "Not For Duplication" appears occasionally at bottom of screen. Very funny and enjoyable! A-
Evita
1980 ~ Broadway
Patti Lupone, Jim Stein, Bob Gunton
Black and White cam video. Audio is good. Some heads but the cameraman does a decent job avoiding them. The tape is a little old, and therefore a little fuzzy, but decent for its age. There are no close-ups, but almost the entire show is spent zoomed in. B

Evita
11/1/06 ~ West End, London
Elena Roger, Philip Quast, Matt Rawle, Gary Milner, Lorna Want. Vibrant production and amazing vocals. First act is complete, second act is highlights, however full audio throughout. Not the steadiest of dvds, but it's the only one and a fabulous production. B+

Evita
3/14/12 ~ Broadway
Elena Roger, Ricky Martin, Michael Cerveris, Max von Essen,
Rachel Potter, Maya Jade Frank
Great Capture of the Broadway transfer from London.
Very well filmed with clear sound and nice closeups throughout;
very good video.  A

F:

Falsettos
1992 ~ Broadway
Mandy Patinkin, Stephen Bogardus, Chip Zien, Andrew Harrison, Barbara Walsh, Heather MacKrae, Maureen Moore
Cam Video with some generation loss B+

Fat Pig
12/14/05 ~ New York
Jeremy Piven, Keri Russell, Andrew McCarthy, Ashlie Atkinson
Great video; First 3 minutes are sound only; one major coverup. Excellent video with good picture and sound; 1st generation from the master. A+

Fela!
10/5/08 ~ New York
Sahr Ngaujah, Abena Koomson, Sparlha Swa
Professionally recorded, using multiple cameras at 37 Arts during the final days of the Off-Broadway run. Good video A

Fiddler on the Roof
2/28/04 ~ Broadway
Cast: Alfred Molina, Randy Graff, Nancy Opel, Stephen Lee Anderson, David Ayers, Laura Michelle Kelly, Sally Murphy. Great! A

Fiddler on the Roof
(Broadway-Minskoff Theatre,
1/8/05) Harvey Fierstein, Andrea Martin. (A)

Finian's Rainbow - Encores!
3/28/09 ~ New York
Cheyenne Jackson, Kate Baldwin, Jeremy Bobb, Phillip Bosco, Guy Davis, Alina Faye, Jim Norton, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Andrew Weems, William Youmans
First 20 mintues or so shot from 3/29/09. Overall a good dvd with heads at the bottom of the screen at times; filmed from very far back so not as clear as others might be but still a nice video with clear sound A

Five Flights
1/21/04 ~ New York
Alice Ripley, Joanna P. Adler, Kevin Karrick, Jason Butler Harne, Matthew Montelongo, Lisa Steindler
Excellent picture and sound; 1st generation from the master A

Flashdance The Musical
1/31/09 ~ Liverpool - UK tour
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Noel Sullivan, Bruno Langley, Bernie
Nolan, Michael Conway, Simon Harvey, Gavin Spokes, Vas Constanti,Carryl Thomas, Djalenga Scott, Ruthie Stephens, Vanessa Leigh Hicks
Filmed in widescreen, with a clear, steady picture; no obstructions and very few blackouts with a couple within the first 10 minutes due to late seaters and after that just between songs, lasting no more than a few seconds Includes Bows and Encore.
Nice clear video A-

Floyd Collins
1/25/03 ~ New York
Romain Fruge, Jason Danieley, Theresa McCarthy, Cass Morgan, Terrence Mann
Staged concert at Playwright's Horizons. Digital, 1st generation from the master, shot from the back of the theatre. Lots of closeups and great sound. A

Flower Drum Song
11/5/02 ~ Broadway
Lea Salonga, Jose Llana, Jodi Long, Sandra Allen
Good closeups and some zooms. A

Floyd Collins
1/25/03 ~ New York
Romain Fruge, Jason Danieley, Theresa McCarthy, Cass Morgan, Terrence Mann
Staged concert at Playwright's Horizons. Digital, 1st generation from the master, shot from the back of the theatre. Lots of closeups and great sound. A

Frankenstein

Follies
3/22/01 ~ Broadway
Blythe Danner, Judith Ivey, Gregory Harrison, Treat Williams
Some closeups and nice zooms but mostly a full stage shot from rear mezzanine over some heads B+

Follies
2/9/07 ~ New York, Encores
Donna Murphy, Victoria Clark, Christine Baranski, Mimi Hines, Joanne Worley, Dorothy Stanley, Philip Bosco, Michael McGrath, Victor Garber. A production of Encores at City Center. Production performed "concert style" with the actor's carrying their scripts. A little shaky to start, and then improves greatly. Crisp, sharp images with great close ups. Fantastic production! A

Follies
9/18/11 ~ Broadway
Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Rod Raines,
Elaine Paige, Jayne Houdyshell, Rosalind Elias, Susan Watson,
Terri White, Florence Lacey, Mary Beth Peil, Don Correia,
Brian Shepard (u/s Young Ben), Christian Delcroix, Kirsten Scott,
Lora Lee Gayer
2 DVDs ~ A

Follies
5/28/11 ~ Washington, D.C.
Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines,
Elaine Paige, Linda Lavin,Terrence Currier, Rosalind Elias,
Florence Lacey, Regine, David Sabin, Susan Watson, Terri White,
Christian Delcroix, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Lora Lee Gayer, Michael Hayes,
Kirsten Scott, Frederick Strothers, Nick Verina
Excellent video with nice picture and sound and great closeups throughout;
very nice video A

Footloose
5/14/99 ~ Broadway
Jeremy Kushnier, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Tom Plotkin, Catherine Cox, Stephen Anderson, Dee Hoty, Catharine Campbell, Adam Lefevre, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Gambatese
Very well done video that is only missing the first few minutes of the opening dance number. Shot from the rear mezzanine, but the taper manages excellent zooms and captures all the action. A

Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back
1996 ~ New York
Bryan Batt, Mathew Ward, Donna English, Christine Pedi
Very clear pro videotaping of the clever send-ups of Broadway show. Good close-ups. Funny stuff. A

The Foreigner
12/4/04 ~ New York
Matthew Broderick Frances Sternhagen, Kevin Cahoon, Mary Catherine Garrison Neal Huff, Byron Jennings, Lee Tergesen
Great video.; only one or two cover ups that last less than a minute; excellent video; A

42nd Street
4/21/01 ~ Broadway Revival
Michael Cumpsty, Beth Leavel (u/s), Kate Levering, David Elder Shot from balcony, good zooms with some heads in the way and a little spotlight washout in a few scenes. Tape includes the 2001 Gypsy of the Year skit after the show A-

Frankenstein The Musical
Shuler Hensley, Ivan Rutherford, Rita Harvey
Professional quality video A

The Frogs, A New Musical
Lincoln Center, 6/25/04
Nathan Lane, Chris Kattan, John Byner, Daniel Davis.
Another great Nathan Lane performance in this
Sondheim
musical that is rarely performed. Digital shoot.
(A-)

Frost/Nixon
4/7/07 ~ Broadway
Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Remy Auberjonois, Shira Gregory, Corey Johnson, Stephen Kunken.
Beautifully filmed and crystal clear-at times looks like broadcast quality. Two short 30 second cover ups. Also includes scanned Playbill information as well pre-opening and opening night coverage and a NY1 review. A

Frozen
2/28/04 ~ New York
Swoozie Kurtz, Brain O' Byrne, Laila Robins
Excellent video; 1st generation from the master A

The Full Monty
10/18/00 ~ Broadway
Patrick Wilson, John Ellison Conlee, Jason Danieley, Romain Fruge, Todd Weeks, Annie Golden, Laura Marie Duncan, Jannie Jones, Emily Skinner, Kathleen Freeman
Excellent picture and sound, filmed on cam video A-

The Full Monty
2/17/01 ~ Broadway
Patrick Wilson, Emily Skinner, Marcus Neville, Romain Fruge, Andre DeShields, Jason Danieley. Good taping throughout. You actually see the "whole package!" An occasional railing in the picture. Clear audio and easily followed. Quite nice overall. A

The Full Monty
1/16/02 ~ Broadway
Will Chase, Daniel Sherman Stewart, Chris Diamantopolous, Larry Marshall, Danny Gurwin, Steven Skybell, Emily Skinner
Digital, shot from mezzanine with no heads. There are some brief video cover-ups while the ushers were patrolling and for latecomers, but other than that, it's a beautiful video. B+

The Full Monty
2006 Music Theater of Wichita, KS
First 30mins of Act One are kind of choppy..After that its great.
semi Pro-shot

Funny Girl
Cast: Stephanie J. Block
Date: Wichita 2001
Quality: A- (Pro shot, generation loss)

Funny Girl Actor’s Fund BCEFA Concert
9/23/02 ~ Broadway
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
Actor's Fund benefit concert. Digital, 1st generation, from the balcony. A head on the bottom, but it didn't get in the way too often. Lots of closeups, very clear picture and sound. Includes the curtain call. A-

G:

Gem of the Ocean
2/6/05 ~ Broadway
Phylcia Rashad, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, LisaGay Hamilton, Anthony Chisholm, John Earl Jelks, Eugene Lee, Raynor Scheine Final performance of this show; great picture and sound ; 1st generation from the master A+

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Encores!
5/12/12 ~ New York
Megan Hilty, Rachel York, Aaron Lazar, Steven Boyer, Brennan Brown,
Stephen R. Buntrock, Simon Jones, Deborah Rush, Sandra Shipley,
Megan Sikora, Clarke Thorell
Filmed from the back of the balcony. Many heads appear in the frame
to start, then when the filmer gets his bearings, the video improves
greatly. There are a few times (mostly at the beginning) when the
filmer replaces some poor video moments with still shots. These still
shots are less than 2 or 3 minutes of the entire show. Great video A

Ghost ~ The Musical
3/17/12 ~ Broadway
Richard Fleeshman, Caissie Levy, Moya Angela (u/s Oda Mae),
Bryce Pinkham, Tyler McGee, Lance Roberts, Michael Balderrama
Beautiful capture and performances of this long awaited Broadway
transfer. Well filmed and good clear picture and sound throughout;
nice video; a pretty technical and imaginative production.
2 DVDs A

The Golden Boy
8/23/89 ~ Coconut Grove
Lillias White, Andre deShields, Obo Babutunde, Lelianie Jones. House camera. Crystal clear-looks like it was filmed yesterday! A

Good Vibrations
4/24/05 last show
David Larsen , Kate Reinders ,Tituss Burgess, Brandon Wardell
Jessica-Snow Wilson, Sebastian Arcelus, Tracee Beazer,
Heath Calvert, Janet Dacal, Tom Deckman
some washout in full shots but filmer works
around it, Cover ups at the end of songs but you don't miss anything.and a 1 min cover up at the end of "break away" A

The Graduate
4/17/02 ~ Broadway
Kathleen Turner, Jason Biggs, Alicia Silverstone
Excellent quality video; nice closeups and zooms A

Grand Hotel
Date Unknown ~ London
Brent Barret, Lilianne Montevecchi, Jane Krakowski, Karen Akers Cam shot, Decent zooms and color, good audio. Well filmed. A little grainy, but not bad beyond that. The audio is good overall, good tape. Nice color. B+

Grease
1996 US Tour

Grease
West End

Grease
7/28/07 ~ Broadway, Revival
Max Crumm, Laura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez, Jenny Powers, Kirsten Wyatt, Matthew Saldivar, Robyn Hurder, Ryan Binder, Stephen Buntrock. This production features the winners of NBC's "You're The One That I Want" reality show. Beautifully shot and crystal clear. An occasional head appears in the shot every once in a while-but nothing too bad at all. The crispness and clarity of this video is amazing. A

Grind
Spring 1985 ~ Broadway
Ben Vereen, Lee Wallace, Stubby Kaye, Joey Faye, Marion Ramsey, Leilani Jones, Timothy Nolen.Some good closeups but generation loss; surprising good for its age B

Glengarry Glen Ross
4/30/05 ~ Broadway
Liev Schreiber, Alan Alda, Jeffrey Tambor, Gordon Clapp, Tom Wopat, Frederick Weller, John Williamson, Jordan Lage
Amazing video; proshot quality with great sound A+

Godspell
11/13/11 ~ Broadway
Hunter Parrish, Wallace Smith, Uzo Aduba, Nick Blaemire,
Morgan James, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez, George Salazar,
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Joaquina Kalukango (u/s Celisse)
Nice steady capture of this very small show. First five minutes are
"wandering" and mostly dark while cast was in audience with cellphones
for the Prologue. This is a great ensemble cast show. A-

The Great American Trailer Park Musical
12/4/05 ~ Off-Broadway ~ Last Show
Orfeh, Shuler Hensley, Linda Hart, Kaitlin Hopkins, Leslie Kritzer, Wayne Wilcox, Maya Grandy. Some spotlight washout. A-

The Green Bird – OBC
2000
Cast: Ken Barnett, Reg E. Cathey, Didi Conn, Ned Eisenberg, Ramon Flowers, Edward Hibbert, Lee Lewis, Katie MacNichol, Sarah Jane Nelson, Kristine Nielsen, Meredith Patterson, Sebastian Roche, Sophia Salquero, Derek Smith, Bruce Turk, Erico Villaneuva and Andrew Weems.
A-

Grey Gardens
4/30/06 ~ New York
Christine Ebersole, Matt Cavenaugh, Sara Gettelfinger, Sarah Hyland, John McMartin, Michael Potts, Bob Stillman, Audrey Twitchell, Mary Louise Wilson
Excellent video, nicely filmed with great closeups and sound throughout; amazing quality

Grey Gardens
11/3/06 ~ Broadway
Christine Ebersole, Mary-Louise Wilson, Erin Davie, John McMartin, Bob Stillman
Beautiful video. Shot from balcony. Excellent picture and sound.
First video of the Broadway production A-

Guys and Dolls
5/15/92 ~ Broadway
Nathan Lane, Peter Gallagher, Josie DeGuzman, Faith Prince
Washed out, but nice sound. Complete show.

Guys and Dolls
11/1/06 ~ West End, London
Patrick Swayze, Samantha Janus, Norman Bowman, Vivien Carter as (u/s) Sarah, Dominic Watson as (u/s) Nicely Nicely, Denise Pitter as (u/s) General Cartwright, Nick Cavaliere. Wonderful cast and very charming production. Great capture, picture and sound. A

Guys and Dolls
3/10/09 ~ Broadway
Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Craig Bierko, Kate Jennings Grant, Titus Burgess, Glenn Fleshler, Adam LeFevre, Jim Ortlieb, Steve Rosen, Mary Testa
Video is a nice mix of closeups and full stage shots to see the set and dances; some blackouts, due to ushers seating people who came late; nice capture of this production. Also as a bonus the video also has "Bushel and a Peck" the scene between Nathan and Adelaide and "Adelaide's Lament" from the 2.14.09 Preview Performance also filmed by the taper A-

Gypsy
1991 ~ Broadway
Tyne Daly, Crista Moore, Jonathan Hadary
Great video with excellent picture and sound A

Gypsy
The Reagel Players
Jana Robbins as Mama R..
Jana was understudy for Tyne Daly & Betty Buckley on Broadway

Gypsy
4/3/03 ~ Broadway
Bernadette Peters, John Dossett, Tammy Blanchard
Shot from 1st row balcony; very clear, no heads, lots of closeups. Digital, 1st generation from the master A

Gypsy
7/29/07 ~ Encores at City Center
Patti LuPone, Boyd Gaines, Laura Benanti, Leigh Ann Larkin, Tony Yazbeck, Nancy Opel, Alison Fraser. Another terrific production by Encores! Filmed on the closing night and includes curtain call where Patti calls Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim on stage. Very nicely filmed with great closeups. Occasionally heads appear along the bottom of the screen, but nothing too bad. A


H:
Hair - Encores
8/5/00 ~ Broadway
Idina Menzel, Tom Plotkin, Luther Creek, Miriam Schor, Michael McElroy
Excellent video with lots of zooms - Not entire show A-

Hair: Reprise Concert
2001 ~ Los Angeles
Sam Harris, Steven Webber. Rare and interesting concert version of the show.
Pro-shot A-

Hair
9/20/04 ~ 4th Annual Actor's Fund Benefit Concert
DRESS REHEARSAL
Shoshana 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, Morm 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+

Hair
9/20/04 ~ 4th Annual Actor's Fund Benefit Concert
ACTUAL PERFORMANCE ~ Pro Shot
Same Cast as above. A+

Hair
3/15/09 ~ Broadway
Gavin Creel, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy, Bryce Ryness
A very hard show to film with the house lights on much of Act 1 and cast members in the aisles much during the show; only a little of act one is no picture but still good; act 2 is very good with the long finale captured; no washout throughout and nice clear sound; good video A

Hairspray
7/29/02 ~ Broadway
Harvey Fierstein, Marissa Janet Winokur, Mattthew Morrison, Laura Bell Bundy, Kerry Butler, Linda Hart, Dick Latessa, Corey Reynolds, Clarke Thorell, Mary Bond Davis
Digital, Shot from first row mezzanine. Lots of close-ups. Second act has some scenes where it's just the whole stage, because of ushers watching; A+

Hairspray
11/5/03 ~ Neil Simon Theatre
Kathy Brier, Harvey Fierstein, Matthew Morrison, Jennifer Gambateste, Dick Latessa, Corey Reynolds, Clark Thorell, Mary Bond Davis. A-

Hairspray
12/13/05 ~ Chicago
Keala Settle, Dale Calandra (u/s), Jim J. Bullock, Melissa
Larsen (u/s), Aaron Tveit, Charlotte Crossley, Susan Henley, Tara Macri
Clear picture and sound; about four minutes total of
blackouts but sound throughout A

Hairspray
1/31/06 ~ Broadway
John Pinette, Mechelle Dowdy, Stephen Derosa, Darlene Love, Tevin Campbell, Michael Cunio, Tracy Miller, Kevin Meaney, Becky Gulsvig, Julie Halston, Cameron Adams, Blake Hammond, Leah Hocking. Cover up during "it takes two". Good filming of the show. A-

Hairspray
3/25/07 ~ Broadway
Michelle Dowdy (u/s), Paul Vogt, Alexa Vega, Ashley Parker Angel, Scott Davidson (u/s), Susan Mosher (u/s), Jonathan Dokuchitz, Darlene Love, Hayley Podschun (u/s), Tevin Campbel, Leslie McDonel (u/s), Naturi Naughton

Hairspray
10/16/07 ~ West End, London
Michael Ball, Mel Smith, Leanne Jones, Ben James-Ellis, Tracie
Bennett, Elinor Collett, Johnnie Fiori, Adrian Hansel, Rachael
Wooding
Very good, clear video with excellent sound and a very excited audience; very good video A

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
1/2/99 ~ Producer's Copy
John Cameron Mitchell
Broadcast Quality; Excellent performance of a superb show captured with wonderful quality, a must see. Filmed on 3 camera angles. Perfection. Tape includes the 1999 Easter Bonnets skit after the show A+

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
5/25/03 ~ Pittsburgh, PA
Anthony Rapp, Sarah Siplak
Excellent video; 1st generation from the master A

Hello Dolly
1994 ~ Tour
Carol Channing
Picture is clear and sound is very understandable
A-

Henry IV
11/29/03 ~ Broadway
Kevin Kline,Richard Easton, Ethan Hawke, Dana Ivey, Audra McDonald, Michael Hayden, Stephen DeRosa, Byron Jennings
Video is dark because the show is but the taper did a good job with what was available; nice picture and sound. 1st generation from the master. Show is on two dvds.

Here Lies Jenny
6/5/04
Bebe Neuwirth, Greg Butler, Ed Dixon. A-

The History Boys
5/6/06 ~ Broadway
Samuel Anderson, Richard Griffiths, Samuel Barnett, Dominic Cooper, Clive Merrison, James Corden, Frances De La Tour, Sacha Dhawan,Andrew Knott, Clive Merrison, Stephen Capbell Moore, Jamie Parker, Russell Tovey
Great close ups and sound throughout; there is one minute cover-up in act 2; DVD includes interview with Richard Griffiths and Theatre Talk interview with Alan Bennett A+

Honk
6/2000 ~ North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA
Gavin Creel, James Hindman, Nancy Opel, Ken Prymus, Natasha Harper, Mary Stout.
Pro shot, using multiple cameras.
A

Honk Jr
Pro-Shot A+

Hot Feet
4/27/06
Great quality, bad show A+

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
1995 or 1996 ~ Broadway
Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullaly
Incredible classic video; excellent picture and sound A-

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
3/5/11 ~ Broadway, Revival
Daniel Radcliffe, John Larroquette, Rose Hemingway, Tammy Blanchard, Christopher J. Hanke, Rob Bartlett, Mary Faber, Ellen Harvey, Michael Park. Filmed from the balcony. A little shaky at times, but nothing too bad. Occasional heads appear in the frame for the wide shots. A-

Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway
10/30/11 ~ Broadway
Hugh Jackman, Robin Campbell, Kearran Giovanni, Anne Otto,
Lara Seibert, Hilary Michael Thompson, Emily Tyra
First couple of minutes audio only. Good video with some coverups
and missed shots but otherwise a nice video; disc includes around
20 minutes of interviews B+

Hurly Burly
2/5/05 ~ New York
Ethan Hawke, Catherine Kellner, Parker Posey, Wallace Shawn Excellent video with great picture and sound; 1st generation from the master. A+


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I Am My Own Wife
11/19/03 ~ Broadway
Jefferson Mays
Great video, great show with lots of close ups. 1st generation from the master A

In My Life
10/12/05 ~ Broadway
Christopher Hanke, Courtney Balan (u/s)
Shot from the orchestra with not too many heads in the way for an orchestra shot; 1st generation from the master A

In My Life
12/11/05 ~ Broadway
Christopher J. Hanke, Jessica Boevers, Chiara Navarra, David Turner, Michael J. Farina, Laura Jordan, Roberta Gumbel, Michael Halling, Courtney Balan, Carmen Keels
Final Broadway performance; great video with great sound; some spotlight washout but great close-ups A+

In The Heights
2/14/08 ~ Broadway
Andrea Burns, Janet Dacal, Robin De Jesus, Carlos Gomez, Mandy Gonzales, Christopher Jackson, Priscilla Lopez, Olga Merediz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo, Seth Stewart
Great video with closeups, as well as fullstage for most of the ensemble numbers; starts off a bit shaky but improves greatly; only about a minute of coverups all together. A-

In The Heights
3/5/08 ~ Broadway
Javier Munoz (u/s Usnavi), Andrea Burns, Robin De Jesus, Carlos Gomez, Mandy Gonzales, Christopher Jackson, Priscilla Lopez, Olga Merediz, Karan Olivo
Great capture of this great show. good closeups and sound and excellent video A

In The Heights
5/18/08 ~ Broadway
Krysta Rodriguez (u/s Vanessa), Seth Stewart, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Olga Merediz, Stephanie Klemons (u/s Carla), Andrea Burns, Priscilla Lopez, Carlos Gomez, Robin De Jesus, Mandy Gonzales, Christopher Jackson
Brief coverup for latecomers; no heads in the way; clear picture with closeups and good sound; nice video A-

In The Heights
8/21/10 ~ Broadway
Kyle Beltran, Jordin Sparks, Clifton Oliver, Marcy Harriell,
Doreen Montalvo (u/s Daniela), Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Olga Merediz,
Courtney Reed, Priscilla Lopez, Rick Negron, Jon Rua
Really nice capture of Jordin Spark's wonderful performance as Nina.
Only one or two coverups that last for under three seconds each; great
video with good sound A

Intimate Apparel
6/5/04 ~ New York
Viola Davis, Arija Barelkis, Lynda Gravatt, Russell Hornsby, Corey Stoll, Lauren Velez
Great quality video with the usual excellent picture and sound quality; 1st generation from the master A

Into The Woods
Date & Cast Unknown
Manchester England
Pro-shot

Into the Woods
4/13/02 ~ Broadway
Vanessa Williams, Laura Benanti, John McMartin, Stephen DeRosa, Kerry O’Malley, Adam Wylie, Molly Ephraim, Gregg Edelman
Fantastic video - A+

The Invention of Love
6/26/2001 ~ Broadway
Robert Sean Leonard, Richard Easton
Good quality video; excellent closeups and sound A

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane... It’s Superman
1975 ~ ABC TV Movie
Leslie Ann Warren, Kenneth Mars, Lorretta Swit, David Wayne, David Wilson
Excellent quality despite its age A

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Jane Eyre
5/20/01 ~ Broadway
Marla Schaffel, James Barbour, Mary Stout, Elizabeth DeGrazia, Lee Zarrett (u/s)
Shot from second row front mezzanine, steady and clear, mostly zooms and close-ups. Grade:A

Jekyll & Hyde
Long Island,NY
Theatre 3 @ Athena Hall

Jekyll and Hyde
1/12/13 ~ Durham, NC
Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox, Teal Wicks,
Richard White, Laird Mackintosh, Blair Ross,
Jason Wooten, Brian Gallagher, David Benoit
Coplete show from the pre-Broadway tour; includes curtain call,
filmed mostly with medium shots; two blackouts a few seconds
long near the start due to late seating, but other than that it is
completely unobstructed. Some very slight shakiness and wandering between
scenes but mostly a very steady shot and well-filmed.  A-

Jason Robert Brown in Concert
4/28/01 ~ Cooper Union, NYC
JRB sings his greatest hits, and some other weird things he wrote, with Andrea Burns, David Pittu, Jill Geddes, and a cast of nearly a dozen. Lots of closeups since that's the only way to get around heads. Great show, JRB is a funny funny man A-

Jerome Robbins Broadway
1988 ~ Broadway
Jason Alexander. Great capture of the OBC. Missing about 10 mins in Act II, from the end of House of Uncle Thomas, to the begining of the Peter Pan sequence. B

Jerry Springer-The Opera
1/30/04 ~ London
Michael Brandon, David Bedella, Alison Jiear, Jo Napthine (u/s)
Great picture and sound; 1st generation from the master A

Jersey Boys
11/19/05 A-
shot around some heads.but still great video.great close ups some minor white out
here and there before zooming in .very clear good sound.includes
interviews from NY1 and review.Cast List:Christian Hoff, Daniel
Reichard, J. Robert Spencer, John Lloyd Young, Peter Gregus, Mark
Lotito, Tituss Burgess, Heather Ferguson, Steve Gouveia, Donnie
Kehr, John Leone, Michael Longoria, Jennifer Naimo, Dominic Nolfi,
Erica Piccininni, Sara Schmidt

Jesus Christ Superstar
December 1998 ~ Nyack, NY
Billy Porter, Drew Sarich, Emily Skinner, Robert Aronson, Nathan Lee
Pro-shot from back of theatre with a little generation loss, but very watchable; interesting production with good video and sound; includes an interview from NBC4 A-

Jesus Christ Superstar
8/15/00 ~ Broadway
Glenn Carter, Tony Vincent, Maya Days
Nice video; good picture and sound A-

Jesus Christ Superstar
3/14/12 ~ Broadway
Paul Nolan, Josh Young, Chilina Kennedy, Tom Hewitt,
Bruce Dow, Marcus Nance, Aaron Walpole
First video of the new Broadway Transfer. Excellent video
very well filmed with clear sound and nice picture throughout
and good close-ups; nice video A

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
2/16/02 ~ Los Angeles, CA
Eden Espinoza, Roger Befeler, John LaLonde, Jennifer Rias, John Hrbacek, Matt Logan, David Beaver, Robert Vance, Ryan Ball, Trevor Brackney
A presentation of Performance Riverside. Filmed using one camera on a tripod. A

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
10/17/07 ~ West End, London
Lee Mead, Fiona Reyes (alt / Narrator), Dean Collinson, Stephen Tate, John Alastair, Neal Wright, nicely captured and performed with great picture and nice sound A

JOSEPHINE (THE JOSEPHINE BAKER STORY)
Amsterdam 1992
Cheryl Howard, Rhetta Hughes, Biellie Dee-Lewis, Shell Benjamin


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The King and I
2/22/97 ~ Broadway Revival
Lou Diamond Phillips, Donna Murphy. Mostly shot through and over heads. Filmed from the balcony. Slight tracking issues, with some "bending" at the top of the screen. B-

Kinky Boots
3/3/13 ~ Broadway
First Broadway Performance: Stark Sands, Billy Porter, Annaleigh Ashford, Celina Carvajal, Daniel Stewart Sherman, Marcus Neville. Great HD capture of the First show on Broadway. A few changes here and there from the PreBroadway version, that work for the better! Tons of response and excitement from the audience since it was the first showing. A-

Kiss Me Kate
2000 ~ Broadway Revival
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie, Amy Spanger, u/s for Michael Berresse, Merwin Foard, John Horton, Adriane Lenox, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Michael Mulheren, Lee Wilkof, Ron Holgate Camcorder Video, good picture and sound A

Kiss of the Spider-Woman
11/5/92 ~ Shaftesbury Theatre, London
Chita Rivera, Brent Carver, Anthony Crivello
Nice video from the Pre-Broadway run, filmed by camcorder; excellent picture and sound B-


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La Bete
10/19/10 ~ Broadway
David Hyde Pierce, Mark Rylance, Joanna Lumley
Very nicely filmed from the balcony. Disc also includes a review
from NY1. Good video A

La Boheme
11/27/02 ~ Broadway
Alfred Boe and Wei Huang
Dress rehearsal on Broadway. Includes the intro by Baz Luhrmann addressing the audience at the rehearsal. Complete show including the extra-long scene changes between acts. Wonderful production! The sound gets a little choppy near the end of Act One. Digital, 1st generation from the master. A-

La Cage aux Folles
11/15/87 ~ Broadway
Peter Marshall, Keene Curtis
Broadway Final Performance; Mostly full stage shot with some zooms; camcorder video B-

La Cage Aux Folles
12/4/04 ~ Broadway
Gary Beach, Daniel Davis, Gavin Creel, Angela Gaylor, Linda Balgord, Michael Mulheren, John Shuman, Michael Benjamin Washington, Ruth Williamson
Good picture and sound and despite a couple of coverups, a nice video; 1st generation from the master A

Lady in the Dark –
OLC 1997
Cast: Hugh Ross, Charlotte Collingswood, Maria Friedman, Asheigh Sendin, Lori Haley Fox, Charlotte Cornwell, Summer Rognlie, James Dreyfus, Adrian Dunbar, Steven Edward Moore, Paul Shelley, Jeremy Finch, Peter Cormican, Stephen Matthews, Joe Rice, Duncan Smith, Russell Wilcox, Louise Davidson, Maria Kesselman, Emma Diegman, and Carla Goodman.
B

The Last Five Years
4/5/02 ~ New York
Nobert Lee Butz, Sherie Rene Scott
Nice video, great picture; A

Leader of the Pack
date unknown ~ Off Broadway
Annie Golden, Paul Schaeffer. Pro shot, using multiple camera's. Filmed prior to moving to Broadway. Extremelly rare! Some generational loss. B-
ANNIE GOLDEN IS AMAZING

Leap of Faith
9/19/10 ~ Los Angeles, CA
Raul Esparza, Brooke Shields, Kendra Kassebaum, Kecia Lewis-Evans,
Nicholas Barasch, Jarrod Emick, Leslie Odom Jr., Krystal Joy Brown,
Charlie Williams, Brandon Wardell, Dennis Stowe, Bryce Ryness,
CE Smith, Harvey Evans, Michael X Martin, Brad Anderson,
Bob Gaynor, Darcie Roberts, Shannon Lewis, Alex Michael Stoll, Michelle Duffy
A couple of minor drop outs, but overall the show is beautifully captured
and very steady; first act has no obstruction; the second act has some
heads at the bottom in wide shots, but they are filmed around;
slight washout in some of the wides; filmed in 16:9 and includes
curtain call. 2 DVDs A

Legally Blonde
2/13/07 ~ San Francisco
Pre-Broadway: Laura Bell Bundy, Christian Borle, Orfeh, Richard H. Blake, Kate Shindle, Nikki Snelson, Michael Rupert. The video has a couple of heads for the first twenty minutes, but looks great after that. Some washout on full stage shots, but a very nice capture. A-

Legally Blonde
2/24/07 ~ San Francisco, CA
Closing Night: Laura Bell Bundy, Christian Borle, Orfeh, Richard H. Blake, Kate Shindle, Nikki Snelson, Michael Rupert. Great video and the best of the San Francisco vids. A

Legally Blonde
4/14/07 ~ Broadway
Laura Bell Bundy, Christian Borle, Orfeh, Richard H. Blake, Michael Rupert, Kate Shindle, Nikki Snelson. Great fun show and nice capture. Laura was wonderful along with a fantastic cast. A-

Legally Blonde
5/14/07 ~ Broadway
Laura Bell Bundy, Christian Borle, Leslie Kritzer, Richard H. Blake, Kate Shindle, Nikki Snelson, Michael Rupert. Filmed from stage left balcony, with balcony rail occasionally in the shot, and some amazing close ups. DVD has been enhanced to include a main menu with thumbnail images and scene selections for all the musical numbers. A-

Legs Diamond
2/19/89 ~ Broadway
Peter Allen, Julie Wilson, Randall Edwards
Closing night performance. Very well shot with excellent sound. George Steinbrenner produced this! B

Lennon -
Broadway 8/21/05 ~
Digital, shot from 4th row of the mezz.
Beautiful with lots of closeups of all of the cast members. Will Chase,
Chad Kimball, Terrence Mann, Julia Murney, Marcy Harriell, Mandy Gonzalez,
Michael Potts, Chuck Cooper, Julie Danao-Salkin. 1st generation from the master

Les Miserables
4/25/01 ~ Broadway
Ivan Rutherford, Shuler Hensley, Jacquelyn Piro, Catherine Brunell, Sandra Turley, Peter Lockyer, Christopher Peterson
The new cut version of the show. No picture for the first 5 minutes. Very nice close-ups and sound. Shot by Mercat. A-

Les Miserables (Lost Copy- Contact me if you have replacement)
3rdNT
Sutton Foster as Eponine. Beautifully shot

Les Miserables
11/16/06 ~ Broadway Revival
Alexander Gemignani, Norm Lewis, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Ali Ewoldt, Drew Sarich, Gary Beach, Jenny Galloway, Aaron Lazar, Adam Jacobs, Tess Adams. First 15 minutes contain some blackouts, but after that its very good. Great picture and sound. A-

Lestat
3/27/06 ~ Broadway Preview
Hugh Panaro, Carolee Carmello, Jim Stanek, Allison Fischer, Michael Genet, Roderick Hill. Good dvd, grainy at times. A-

Lestat
4/1/06 ~ Broadway
Hugh Panaro, Carolee Carmello, Drew Sarich, Jim Stanek, Roderick Hill, Allison Fischer, Steve Wilson (u/s Marquis). Lots of cover ups for the first 10 minutes, then video improves greatly. A-

Lestat
5/4/06 ~ Broadway
OBC shot from balcony. Shot around someone's head for the first 15 minutes, this is a great video. Lots of closeups and great sound. A-

The Life
1997 or 1998 ~ Broadway
Lillias White, Chris Cooper, Pamela Isaacs, Bellamy Young
Full Stage Shot. Suffers from major generation loss C

The Life (On VHS)
Regional - 90min version

The Life
Kassel 2000
Gaines Hall, Lemuel Pitts, Siggi Davis, Jackie Lowe,Carina Sandhaus, Joel Kirby
A-

The Light in the Piazza
4/6/05 ~ Broadway
Victoria Clark, Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Morrison.
Digital, from the master. Great show!
A-

The Light in the Piazza-4/21/05
Matt Morrison, VIctoria Clark. An amazing video with
no head obstruction and always on the action.
Wonderful close-ups as well. 1st Generation from the
master. A+

Lil Abner
Florida 2000
Cast Unknown
Nice tripod shot A-

The Lion King
10/8/00 ~ 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
Camcorder video; excellent picture and sound A

Little Dog Laughed
1/18/06 ~ Broadway
Cast List: Johnny Garlicky, Neal Huff, Zoe Lister-Jones, Julie White. Nice capture of this show.

The Little Mermaid
8/31/07 ~ Denver, CO
Sierra Boggess, Sherie Rene Scott, Norm Lewis, Tituss Burgess, Sean Palmer, Eddie Korbich, Tyler Maynard, JJ Singleton, Johnathan Freeman
Pre-Broadway: Very nice video with great picture and excellent sound; performances are wonderful although it might take me a little while to get used to the tails A

Little Shop of Horrors
October 1987
Marsha Waterbury, Bert Hilkes
Off Broadway Cast pro video. Clear, slightly faint picture A

Little Shop of Horrors
6/5/03 ~ Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables, FL
Alice Ripley, Hunter Foster, Reg Rogers, Lee Wilkof, Billy Porter, Dioni Michelle Collins, Moeisha McGill, Haneefah Wood
Nice picture and sound; occassional spotlight washout and picture coverup until “Skid Row”; very cool to see the different actors and sets and Audrey plant; historical! 1st generation from the master A

Little Shop of Horrors
9/21/03 ~ Broadway
Hunter Foster, Kerry Butler, Douglas Sills, Rob Bartlett, Carla J. Hargrove, Trisha Jeffrey, DeQuina Moore
Shot from 3rd row mezzanine, beautiful vid with lots of closeups. Digital video, 1st generation from the master A

Little Shop of Horrors
7/3/05 ~ Chicago (Tour)
Jonathan Rayson, Yvette Lawrence (u/s), Yasmeen
Sulieman, Iris Burruss (u/s), Latonya Holmes, Lenny
Wolpe, James Moye, Michael James Leslie
About 2 minutes of blackouts; lots of good close
ups;
very clear picture and sound A

Little Women
12/11/04 ~ Broadway
Sutton Foster, Maureen McGovern and the rest of the OBC. Excellent video capture of the show! A little spotlight washout in the first 15 mins. Sound is excellent throughout. Also includes short Preview piece from NY1.
A

Little Women
1/25/06 ~ Tour, Chicago
Maureen McGovern, Kate Fisher, Renee Brna, Louisa Flaningam, Gwen Hollander, Autumn Hurlbert. Absolute great cast. Missing first 10 minutes due to ushers, Great Picture and sound. Maureen and Kate are perfection. A-

The Long Christmas Ride Home
11/22/03 ~ New York
Randy Graff, Enid Graham, Mark Blum, Will McCormack, Catherine Kellner and Sean Palmer
Great video, although the first 5 minutes not on stage. Great sound as always. 1st generation from the master A+

Long Days Journey Into Night
5/6/03 ~ Broadway
Brian Dennehy, Vanessa Redgrave, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert Sean Leonard
Opening Night video with various quality.

Love, Janis
Off-Broadway Cast
Cast: Andra Mitrovich and Cathy Richardson.
Not yet viewed

LoveMusik
4/15/07 ~ Broadway
Michael Cerveris, Donna Murphy, David Pittu, John Scherer, Judith Blazer, Edwin Cahill, Herndon Lackey. The dramatic love story of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya directed by Harold Prince. Murphy gives a heartbreaking performance. Act one is great with wonderful closeups, act two has some closeups but mostly mid stage shot. A-

Lysistrata Jones
11/14/11 ~ Broadway
Patti Murin, Josh Segarra, Lindsay Nicole Chambers,
Liz Mikel, Jason Tam, Alexander Aguilar, Ato Blankson-Wood,
Katie Boren, Kat Nejat, LaQuet Sharnell, Teddy Toye, Alex Wyse
Filmed in 16X9 HD Widescreen; Act 1 shot from the balcony so
the famous Kerr Balcony bar obstructs the bottom of the stage;
Act 2 from the mezzanine so no stage obstructions at all.
Good clear picture and sound A

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Mack and Mabel
July 2003 ~ New Jersey
David Hampson, Veronica Kuehn
Pro shot video from the Plays in the Park theater company A-

The Magic Show

1983 ~ Pro-video
Doug Henning, Didi Conn, Jon Finlayson, Jack Creley, Sandee Currie, Anita Morris.
Pro-shot video of the Steven Schwartz Broadway musical. AThe Mambo Kings
5/05 ~ San Francisco
Christiane Noll, Dennis Staroselsky, Corte de Pablo, Esai Morales, Jamie Camil. Pre-Broadway tech rehearsal. Stationary full stage shot through the house camera. Since it is a rehearsal-there are occasional stops for directions etc. Highlights only-but about 85% of the show. This is the only known video of this show which closed prior to making it to Broadway. A-

Mame
Carol Lawewnce
*Not Yet Reviewed*

Mamma Mia!
6/1/01 ~ Palace Theatre Chicago, IL
Louise Pitre, Tina Maddigan
Digital video; decent quality; some generation loss;B+

Mamma Mia!
1/26/06 ~ Broadway
Lauren Mufson, Carey Anderson, Judy McLane, Olga Merediz, John Dossett, David Beach, Mark L. Montgomery, Andy Kelso , Samantha Eggers, Olivia Oguma, Ben Gettinger, Michael Scott
Amzaing video, clear picture with great closeups and excellent sound; includes the 3 songs after the Curtain call. A+

Man of La Mancha
11/24/02 ~ Broadway
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio, Ernie Sabella
Beautiful vid from second row center mezzanine, so no heads in the way. No obstructions at all. Lots of closeups, very steady. Digital, 1st generation from the master. A

A Man of No Importance
9/21/02 ~ New York
Roger Rees, Faith Prince
Shot from the 8th (last) row of the Newhouse, digital, 2nd geeration; lots of zooms. One or two heads along the bottom. A

The Man Who Had All the Luck
6/14/02 ~ Broadway
Chris O'Donnell, Samantha Mathis, James Rebhorn, Mason Adams, Sam Robards, Richard Riehle
Digital, first act is a stage shot, sometimes too high to see the very front of the stage, second and third acts are zoomed in more with a few close zooms, but bar is in the picture. Missing 2 minutes of act 2, and a few seconds in act 1. Ist Generation from the master B+

Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
7/16/06 ~ Chicago
Final Pre-broadway Performance: Martin Short, Brooks Ashmanskas, Mary Birdsong, Nicole Parker, Marc Shaiman, Capathia Jenkins. Great funny show with great shots. Crystal clear picture and sound. A

Mary Poppins (NEED REPLACEMENT)
02/22/05: London
Laura Michelle Kelly, Gavin Lee, David Haig,
Linzi Hateley, Rosemary Ashe, Jenny Galloway,
Julia Sutton; great video with lots of close-ups (A)

Mary Poppins
10/31/06 ~ Broadway
Ashley Brown, Gavin Lee, Daniel jenkins, Rebecca Luker, Cass Morgan, Mark Price, Ruth Gottschall, Michael McCarty and Jane Carr, Katherine Leigh Doherty, Matthew Gumley. Nice done and great capture of the show. A-

Mary Poppins (NEED REPLACEMENT)
11/2/06 ~ West End, London
Rebecca Lock as (u/s) Mary, Gavin Creel, Aden Gillett, Eliza Lumley, Sarah Flind, Louise Gold, Diane Langton, Robert Madge, Sarah Mansfield. Crystal Clear Picture and sound. For some reason I enjoy the London production better than the Broadway one. Gavin is wonderful and Rebecca does a charming job as the understudy for Mary. A

Marvin's Room
Regional Theater in Louisiana
Shot from upper-house- left
A

Match
3/20/04 ~ Broadway
Frank Langella, Jane Adams, Ray Liotta
Excellent video and nice closeups with good sound and picture throughout; 1st generation from the master A

Matilda
3/6/13 ~ Broadway
Oona Laurence, Bertie Carvel, Gabriel Ebert,
Lesli Margherita, Lauren Ward, Karen Aldridge,
Jack Broderick, Frenie Acoba
Great HD capture of an exceptional show, clear picture and sound;
a occassional blocked shot but never for too long and always improves
quickly. A
 
Matilda
3/13/13 ~ Broadway
Sophia Gennusa, Bertie Carvel, Lauren Ward, Gabriel Ebert,
Lesli Margherita, Taylor Trensch, Ryan Steele (u/s Rudolpho),
Jack Broderick, Frenie Acoba, Jared Parker, Karen Aldridge,
Ben Thompson, Samantha Strum
Well shot and mostly steady, a head appears at the bottom of the screen
sometimes because the person in front kept leaning forward; some wandering
during Telly as the house lights were on. Great video! A

Meet Me In St. Louis
1990 ~ Broadway
George Hearn, Betty Garrett
Starts from about the middle of the overture and the animation on the picture-postcard frontcloth isn't shown, but from then on, it's a great archive of the show. A-

Merlin
1983 ~ Broadway
Chita Rivera, Doug Henning, Nathan Lane
Still shot of the stage, but still good despite its age B-

Merrily We Roll Along
1981 ~ Broadway
Lonny Price, Jim Walton, Ann Morrison, Jason Alexander
Amazing video considering its age, great sound B+

Merrily We Roll Along
8/18/02 ~ Sondheim Celebration, Washington DC
Michael Hayden,Raul Esparza, Miriam Shor
Shot from the 2nd row of the mezzanine. Lots of close-ups, very clear. Digital, 2nd generation from the master A

Memphis
12/18/09 ~ Broadway
Chad Kimball, Montego Glover, Derrick Baskin, J. Bernard Calloway,
Michael McGrath, Cass Morgan, Rhett George (u/s), Jennifer Allen,
Brad Bass, Tracee Beazer, Kevin Covert
Nicely filmed from the balcony. Good video A

Metamorphoses
4/10/02 ~ Broadway
Anjali Bhimani, Raymond Fox, Kyle Hall, Doug Hara,
Felicity Jones, Chris Kipiniak, Louise Lamson, Erik Lochtefeld,
Mariann Mayberry, Lisa Tejero
Great video; clear and crisp, as always; 1st generation from the master. A+

Metropolis
London
Brian Blessed, Stifyn Parri, Jonathan Adams
Great picture and sound, though slightly muted. Slight tracking jiggle but it is not constant. Pro Video A-

Mimi Le Duck
11/20/06 ~ Off-Broadway
Eartha Kitt, Annie Golden, Tom Aldredge, Candy Buckley, Robert Dusold, Ken Jennings, Marcus Neville. Beautifully filmed from the orchestra section. Occasional heads in the bottom of the shot during wide shots, but nice crystal clear closeups. A-

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon
2 Hours of the show
Pro-shot with gen loss

Mister
4/28/02 ~ New York
Anthony Rapp, Yassmin Alers
Digital, some heads in the way, good zooms, a few 10 second pauses where camera went off and missing 20 seconds near the end. A-

Modern Orthodox
11/23/04 ~ New York
Jason Biggs, Craig Bierko, Molly Ringwald. Jenn
Harris. What a funny show featuring a great cast!
Great video with excellent picture and sound; A

The Mountaintop
9/25/11 ~ Broadway
Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett
No coverups or obstructions.  good video A

Movin Out
10/13/02 ~ Broadway
Michael Cavanagh et al.
Shot from the mezzanine. 1st generation from the master, digital. A

The Music Man
5/12/01 ~ Broadway
Eric McCormack, Rebecca Luker
A few heads in the way, but nothing too major A

My Fair Lady
9/5/01 ~ London
With Jonathan Pryce and Alexandra Jay. Beautiful video, lots of closeups and medium shots for the dances. A

My Favorite Year
12/19/92 ~ Broadway
Evan Pappas, Tim Curry, Lainie Kazan
Decent quality video; includes press reels B

My One and Only
1985 ~ Los Angeles, CA
Tommy Tune and Sandy Duncan
Steady camera with no closeups but very very nice for its age
B+



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A New Brain
1998 ~ New York
Malcolm Gets, Liz Larsen, Kristin Chenoweth, Lewis Cleale, Norm Lewis
Some shakiness & slight generation loss B+

Newsies
3/17/12 ~ Broadway
Jeremy Jordan, John Dossett, Kara Lindsay, Capathia Jenkins,
Ben Fankhauser, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Matthew Schechter
Excellent capture with no obstructions of this charming show.
Fantastic cast and ensemble with so much energy; excellent
video with clear picture and sound A

Next to Normal
3/1/08 ~ New York
Alice Ripley, Brian d'Arcy James, Aaron Tveit, Asa Somers,
Jennifer Damiano, Adam Chanler-Berat
Very good video; best one so far wth no blackouts and only wanders once or twice; includes the Costco song as it was before any show cuts or fizxes; very nice video A

Next to Normal
4/4/09 ~ Broadway
Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Jennifer Damiano, Aaron Tveit, Adam Chanler-Berat, Louis Hobson
Good video with some spotlight washout; filmed with camera on tapers knee so there is a little wandering, and too much zoom; the actors are generally closer to the bottom of the screen. Still a good video, with clear nice sound A-

Nice Work if You Can Get It
3/31/12 ~ Broadway
Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Judy Kaye, Estelle Parsons,
Jennifer Laura Thompson, Michael McGrath, Chris Sullivan,
Robyn Hurder, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Terry Beaver
Beautiful capture of this all new production. A great old
fashioned style musical with some great production numbers.
Early in previews so there is probably some cut stuff in here;
good picture and sound throughout 2 DVDs A

Nick and Nora
12/4/91 ~ Broadway
Barry Bostwick, Joanna Gleason, Faith Prince, Christine Barkansi, Chris Sarandon
Camcorder video plus TV reviews B-

‘Night Mother
11/6/04 ~ Broadway
Edie Falco, Brenda Blethyn
Good picture and sound for an okay show; 1st generation from the master A

Nine
1982 ~ Broadway
Raul Julia, Anita Morris, Karen Akers
Very old, good for its time, picture is grainy, good close-ups B+

Nine
3/30/03 ~ Broadway
Antonio Banderas, Chita Rivera, Laura Benanti, Mary Stuart Masterson, Jane Krakowski
Shot from 4th row center mezzanine. Digital, 1st generation A

9 to 5: The Musical
9/23/08 ~ Los Angeles, CA
Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, Marc
Kudisch, Andy Karl, Kathy Fitzgerald, Ioana Alfonso, Dan Cooney, Ann Harada, Van Hughes, Karen Murphy, Charlie Pollock, Tory Ross, Maia Nkenge Wilson
Shot from mid mezzanine; no head obstructions so a very clear shot; a bit shaky for the first number but steady after. a good mix of wide shots and medium shots, with closeups during solo numbers; two minor blackouts for one minute each during a dialogue scene during the first act due to latecomer seating; very nice clear video 2 DVDs A

9 to 5: The Musical
4/11/09 ~ Broadway
Allison Janney, Megan Hilty, Stephanie J. Block, Marc Kudisch, Kathy Fitzgerald, Ann Harada, Andy Karl, Ioana Alfonso
Beautiful capture of this amazing show. Great clear video with excellent sound and picture; no obstructions in this wonderful capture. Ryan’s video A+

Noises Off
6/15/02 ~ Broadway
Patti LuPone, Doug Stender (u/s), Faith Prince, Edward Hibbert, Katie Finneran, Richard Easton, T.R. Knight
1st generation from the master; great video A

The Normal Heart
4/29/04 ~ New York
Raul Esparza, Joanna Gleason, Billy Warlock, Richard Bekins
Great video; 1st generation from the master. Tape includes a NY1 On Stage interview with Raul Esparza A

Notre Dame de Paris
France (w/ English Subtitles)
Daniel Lavoie, Helene Segara, Bruno Peltier, Luck Mervil, Garou, Beautiful copy from dvd source material. Stunning, first-rate production. Includes "Making of NDDP" Pro Video A+

November
12/18/07 ~ Broadway
Nathan Lane, Laurie Metclaf, Dylan Baker, Michael Nichols, Ethan Phillips
One minute in act 2 is shaky but beyond that it is nice and clear with good close ups and great sound; DVD includes first reading interviews,opening night and a review from NY1 A

Nunsense
1993 ~ Pro-Video
Rue McClanahan, Christine Anderson, Semina De Laurentis, Christine Toy, Terri White.
A
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The Odd Couple
10/25/05
Nathan lane , Matthew Broderick ,
rob bartlet , brad Garrett , peter frechette , lee wilkof, Olivia
d'abo and Jessica stone
there is one scene change in act 1 .that is the only cover up.but
you don't miss anything but the Curtin.and the same in act 2.great
video with great sound.
A+

Oh! Calcutta!
1980 ~ Broadway
Pro-shot. Original Broadway Cast. A+

Oklahoma
2/25/02 ~ Broadway
Josefina Gabrielle, Patrick Wilson, Shuler Hensley, Justin Bohon, Jessica Boevers, Asia Mandvi, Andrea Martin
Digitally shot from 5th row center mezzanine. No heads in the way. Wonderful production, and this is a pretty good video of the show. B+

Oliver! London 1996

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
11/12/11 ~ Broadway
Harry Connick Jr., David Turner, Jessie Mueller,
Kerry O'Malley, Drew Gehling, Sarah Stiles, Paul O'Brien,
Heather Ayers, Lori Wilner
First preview performance of this revival. Great capture
with excellent picture and very clear sound; nice video 2 DVDs A

Once
2/29/12 ~ Broadway
Steve Kazee, Cristin Milloti, David Abeles, Claire Candela,
Will Connolly, Elizabeth Davis, David Patrick Kelly,
Anne L. Nathan, Lucas Papaelias, Andy Taylor,
Mckayla Twiggs, Erikka Walsh, Paul Whitty, J. Michael Zygo
Filmed in HD 16:9 Widescreen; great clear picture, amazing close-ups
and excellent sound; nice video A


ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
National Touring Company - 11/23/92
Norm Lewis
(semi-profesionally filmed) B-

Once On This Island
(1998) Music Theater of Wichita
Pro-Shot

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND - 7/20/01 NJPAC production

Once on This Island Reunion Concert
5/12/02 ~ Broadway
LaChanze, Jerry Dixon, Andrea Frierson-Toney, Sheila Gibbs,
Kecia Lewis, Afi McClendon, Gerry McIntyre, Milton Craig Nealy, Nikki Rene, Monique Cintron, Eric Riley, Ellis E. Williams, Lillias White
Good quality; a little fuzzy but sound is good A-

Once Upon a Mattress –
CBS B&W Telecast - 3-Jun-64
Carol Burnett, Joe Bova, Jane White, Jack Gilford, and Elliott Gould.

Once Upon A Mattress
12/18/96 ~ Broadway OBC
Sarah Jessica Parker, Jane Krakowski, Heath Lamberts, Mary Lou Rosato, David Aaron Baker, Lewis Cleale, David Hibbard
Shot from what seems like right mezzanine. Mostly a stationary shot with some good zooms but no real close-ups. Some washout from spotlights. Some slight head obstruction. Good sound. Nice clear picture shot with a steady hand. Far left side of the stage is cut off at times. Overall a good video B+

On the Town
Summer 1997 ~ Delacorte Theater, New York
Lea DeLaria, Mary Testa
Full stage, fixed shot with camera at 30 degree angle, no close ups, but the audio is great and it's close to master A

On The Twentieth Century - Actor’s Fund BCEFA Concert
9/26/05 ~ New York
Marin Mazzie, Douglas Sills, Joanne Worley, Brooks Ashmanskas, Brad Oscar, Christopher Sieber, Cheyenne Jackson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Cuccioli, David Josefsberg, Andy Karl, Tyler Maynard
BCEFA Pro video of the one night only Actors’ Fund Benefit Concert at the New Amsterdam Theatre A+

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Act 1:4/24/01 / Act 2: 5/1/01 ~ Broadway
Gary Sinese, Amy Morton
Great video, occasional shots between heads. B+

One Mo' Time
3/13/02 ~ Broadway
Some heads in the way but well shot around. Good sound and nice picture. 1st generation from the master A

Our Lady of 121st Street
2/19/03 ~ New York
Elizabeth Canavan, Liza Colon-Zayas, Melissa Feldman, Mark Hammer, Scott Hudson, Ron Cephas Jones, Russell G. Jones, Adrian Martinez, Richard Petrocelli, Portia, Felix Solis
Nice quality, full stage shot with some zooms A

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Pacific Overtures
12/15/04 ~ Studio 54
B.D. Wong and Revival Cast. There is about 10 min of cover ups.most only last 3 min or so.but the total black out time is 10 min.act 2 is much better with no black outs but there is some sound problems that only last seconds but happens about 3 times. A-



The Pajama Game
2/18/06
sound only for first 3 min. but it is just the overture.
a 5 second cover up at the end of a song or 2 to clap.but you don't miss
anything.5 seconds of digital distortion and one or 2 cover ups
again at the end of a song or 2.but you don't miss anything.great
close-ups and the sound is the best.
A+

Pal Joey
11/19/08 ~ Broadway
Christian Hoff, Stockard Channing, Martha Plimpton, Robert Clohessy, Jenny Fellner, Daniel Marcus, Steven Skybell
Really great capture of a wonderful show done by RoundAbout. Only obstruction is a head that sometimes gets in the way that the taper is able to shoot around. Beautiful color with great close-ups and full stage shots. A -

Parade
12/8/98 ~ Broadway
Brent Carver, Carolee Carmello, Kirk McDonald.
Made from closed-circuit system in Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
Stage shot entire time; decent picture and good sound C+

Parade
11/1/09 ~ Los Angeles, CA
T.R. Knight, Lara Pulver, David St. Louis, Christian Hoff, Michael Berresse, Charlotte d’Amboise, Rose Sezniak, Curt Hansen, Davis Gaines, Hayley Podschun, Lisa Livesay, Phoebe Strole, PJ Griffith, Deidrie Henry, Brad Anderson
One short blackout in the first act, and some washout in the wides; very little obstruction with some heads on the bottom and the sides, but nothing major; good clear and steady video with nice picture and sound 2 DVDs A

Passing Strange
5/10/08 ~ Broadway
Stew, Daniel Breaker, de'Adre Aziza, Elisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Chad Goodridge, Rebecca Naomi Jones
Beautiful capture of the original cast in this amazing show. Filmed from the mezzanine with nice clear shots and no obstructions. Excellent video which includes the performance on The View. A

Peggy Sue Got Married
9/28/01 ~ London
Ruthie Henshall, Andrew Kennedy, Tim Howar, Gavin Lee, Melanie Marcus, Terrence Hillyer, Sara Weymouth
Nice video with opening credits and good picture and sound A-

Peter and the Starcatcher
3/31/12 ~ Broadway
Christian Borle, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Adam Candler-Berat,
Kevin Del Aguila, Rick Holmes, Arnie Burton
Great capture of the new Broadway transfer; wonderful performances
from the entire cast. A little dark at times but the show is like
this as well; good video A

Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert
3/6/11 ~ Broadway
Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon, Nick Adams, C. David Johnson, Jacqueline B. Arnold, Anastacia McCleskey, Ashley Spencer, Jessica Phillips, J. Elaine Marcos. Filmed from the back of the balcony. A few blackouts within the first 5 minutes due to latecomers. Heads appear in the bottom of the frame.

Phantom (Maury Yeston)
Beverly, MA 1994
Kristin Chenoweth, Ron Baker, Marc Kudisch
C

Phantom of the Opera
7/31/02 ~ Broadway 2pm matinee
Howard McGillin, Elizabeth Southard, Michael Shawn Lewis, Wren Marie Herrington (u/s)
Gorgeous color, very bright, great zooms and closeups, mostly very steady except when shifting to shoot around a head in front. A couple of minor skips - all areas of the stage are visible, no persistent blockage. Shot from last row front mezzanine. Digital 2nd Generation A

The Pillowman
3/26/05 ~ Broadway
Billy Crudup, Jeff Goldblum, Zeljko Ivanek, Michael Stuhlbarg. Jesse Shane Bronstein, Kate Gleason, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Madeleine Martin, Colby Minifie, Virginia Louise Smith
A dark show so there are some dark spots; lots of close-ups but missing the last 6 minutes of act 1, which is sound only; act 2 is complete B+

Pippin In Concert
11/29/04 ~ New York
Michael Arden, Laura Benanti, Rosie O'Donnell Billy Porter, Kate Shindle, Darius DeHaas, Ben Vereen, Terrence Mann, Charles Busch, Julia Murney, John Tartaglia, more!
Amazing cast with Mann, Benanti, Murney, and Tartaglia also stealing the show. Vereen gets a standing ovation when he comes out on stage. Great video with nice picture and sound throughout; 1st generation from the master A

The Pirates of Penzance
1980 ~ New York
Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose, Patricia Routeledge
Broadway Archives video, pro-shot in Central Park before moving to Broadway; slightly dark but thoroughly enjoyable A-

The Pirate Queen
10/11/06 ~ Chicago, IL
Stephanie J. Block, Hadley Frasier, Jeff McCarthy, Linda Balgord, William Youmans, Marcus Chait
Finally the whole show and beautifully captured. Crystal clear picture and sound and almost no coverups at all; excellent video, very nicely done A+

The Pirate Queen
4/13/07 ~ Broadway
Stephanie J. Block, Hadley Fraser, Jeff McCarthy, Linda Balgord, William Youmans, Marcus Chait. Wonderful crystal clear capture and top notch amazing performances. Much improved from Chicago version. Includes performance on The View. Beautifully shot and crystal clear-at times looks like broadcast quality. A

Private Lives
7/21/02 ~ Broadway
Alan Rickman, Lindsay Duncan, Adam Godley, Emma Fielding, Alex Belcourt
Digital, clear, focused and well shot with good zooms, no obstructions, good audio, first five minutes not focused well, but excellent after that, missing 10 seconds near the end. 1st generation from the master A-

Porgy and Bess
11/4/06 ~ West End, London ***
Clarke Peters, Nicola Hughes, Cornell S. John, O-T Fagbenle, Dawn Hope, Melanie Marshall, Lorraine Velez, Edward Baruwa. Trevor Nunn's new production of the Gershwin classic, cut down to 2.5 hours and given a more musical theatre feel, then opera. The cast was wonderful and a great capture. A

Porgy and Bess
1/11/12 ~ Broadway
Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald, David Alan Grier, Phillip Boykin,
Nikki Renee Daniels, Joshua Henry, Christopher Innvar,
Bryonha Marie Parham, NaTasha Yvette Williams
Beautiful capture with no obstructions of this nicely reworked classic.
Well filmed and clear picture and sound; very nice video that follows
the action well A

The Producers
2/20/01 ~ Chicago preview
Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Roger Bart, Gary Beach, Ron Orbach, Cady Huffman

Promises, Promises
4/1/10 ~ Broadway
Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Goldwyn, Brooks Ashmanskas,
Katie Finneran, Dick Latessa, Brian O'Brian, Sean Martin Hingston,
Ken Land, Cameron Adams, Ashley Amber, Helen Anker, Nikki Renee Daniels,
Sarah Jane Everman, Chelsea Krombach, Keith Kuhl, Matt Loehr, Mayumi Miguel,
Adam Perry, Megan Sikora, Ryan Watkinson, Kristen Beth Williams
Good picture and sound with nice closeups and wide shots for the dancing;
nice video A-

Proof
9/4/01 ~ Broadway
Mary Louise Parker, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Tovatt, Johanna Day Shot from first row balcony, no obstructions or heads, shaky in one or two scenes, but otherwise good, lots of zooms, digital 1st generation from the master B+

Proof
8/7/02 ~ Broadway
Anne Heche, Neil Patrick Harris, Len Cariou, Kate Jennings Grant
Digital, shot from the third row mezzanine with no heads in the way. Beautiful video. A

Purlie
1981 ~ TV Cast
Starring Robert Guillaume, Sherman Hemsley, Melba Moore, Don Scardino, Linda Hopkins. B+

Putting it Together
2000~ Broadway
Carol Burnett, George Hearn, John Barrowman, Ruthie Henshall, Bronson Pinchot
Not from PPV

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Queen of the Stardust Ballroom
3/11/92 ~ Long Beach Civic Light Opera
Tyne Daly, Charles Durning
Full Stage Shot. Amazingly good video for its age.
Some spotlight washout B

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Ragtime
February 1998 ~ Broadway
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie, Peter Friedman, Audra McDonald, Judy Kaye, Mark Jacoby
Good video with nice closeups and sound B+

Ragtime
10/25/09 ~ Broadway revival
Ron Bohmer, Quentin Earl Darrington, Christiane Noll, Robert Petkoff, Bobby Steggert, Stephanie Umoh, Jonathan Hammond, Savannah Wise, Donna Migliacci
Beautiful show and wonderfully executed. Very enthusiastic audience which was well received by the cast.; about 4 minutes of blackouts in total; a lot of late comers and a head on wideshots on the far right side for act one, that really only affects when action is far right side, otherwise it doesnt affect anything; vert nice clear video with great picture and sound A

Rain Dance
5/31/03 ~ New York
James Van Der Beek, Randolph Mantooth, Harris Yulin
Nice video; 2nd generation from the master B

A Raisin in the Sun
4/10/04 ~ Broadway
Sean Combs, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Sanaa Lathan, David Aaron Baker, Lawrence Ballard, Teagle F. Bougere, Frank Harts, Billy Eugene Jones, Alexander Mitchell, Bill Nunn
Excellent picture and sound on video; A-

Reefer Madness
10/27/01 ~ New York
Christian Campbell, Gregg Edelman, Michele Pawk, Robert Torti, Kristen Bell, John Kassir, Erin Matthews
From the NY closing week. Digital shot 1st generation with some great close ups. Only one out there. A

Rent - 4/29/96 ~ Broadway
Rent - Benny Cast - 3/15/00
Rent - Broadway Cast - 9/1/00-1/28/01
Rent Reunion - 6/4/01
Rent - 8/10/02
Rent - 5/2/02

Rent
8/26/03 ~ Broadway
Cary Shields, Matt Caplan, Mark Richard Ford, Stu James, *Frenchie Davis, Andy Senor, Krystal Washington, Maggie Benjamin, John Eric Parker, Catrice Joseph. Digital; 1st generation from the master; missing a few songs. A

Rent
10/24/04 ~ Broadway
Drew Lachey. Well filmed video. First minute or so is out of focus, then greatly improves. A-

Rent
5/11/04 ~ Broadway
Melanie Brown (aka Scary Spice). Great video! A-

Rent
1/14/06 ~ Broadway
Will Chase (Roger), Matt Caplan (Mark), Antonique Smith (Mimi), Kenna Ramsey (Joanne), Ava Gaudet (Maureen), D'Monroe (Benny), Philip Dorian McAdoo (Collins), Justin Johnston (Angel), Frenchie Davis (SOLoist #1), Marcus Paul James (SOLoist #2), Peter Matthew Smith (Gordon), Haven Burton (Mark's Mom), Mayumi Ando (Alexi), Shaun Earl (Paul), Robin De Jesus (Steve). A

Rent
4/9/06 ~ Tour, Chicago ***
Bryce Ryness, Nina Metrick (u/s Mimi), Jed Resnick, Warren Nolan, Chante Frierson, Ano Okera, Tracy Mcdowell. Great picture and sound. A-

Rent 10
4/24/06 ~ New York
Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel, Gilles Chiasson, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rodney Hicks, Kristen Lee Kelly, Jesse L. Martin, Aiko Nakasone, Timothy Britten Parker, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gwen Stewart, Byron Utley, and Fredi Walker-Browne. The original Broadway cast of Rent reunites for Rent 10, a one night-only, benefit concert version of the show to mark the 10th anniversary of Jonathan Larson's landmark musical. Includes intro speeches by Allan Gordon, Mayor Bloomberg, Senator Schumer. Beautifully shot, amazingly clear video. An enthusiastic audience and a few flubs by the cast makes this video even more fun. A

Rent - German Cast
Rent - Mexican Cast

Ring of Fire
4/28/06 ~ Broadway
Cast: Jeb Brown, Jason Edwards, Jarrod Emick, Beth Malone, Cass Morgan, Lari White. Some whiting out of faces in a few scenes. A-

The Rink
1984 ~ Broadway
Chita Rivera, Liza Minnelli. Amazingly good video and sound for an older show. B

The Ritz
11/10/07 ~ Broadway
Rosie Perez, Kevin Chamberlin, Brooks Ashmanskas, Ashlie Atkinson, Ryan Idol, Seth Rudetsky, Patrick Kerr, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Terrence Riordan
Some coverups in the first ten minutes, otherwise a good clear video with excellent sound and nice closeups; good video A

Rock of Ages
4/12/09 ~ Broadway
Constantine Maroulis, Amy Spanger, James Carpinello, Tad Wilson (u/s Dennis/Record Company Man), Mitchell Jarvis, Michele Mais, Lauren Molina, Paul Schoeffler, Wesley Taylor
Has about 8 minutes of total blackouts, mostly towards the beginning; a few heads in the first 15 minutes only on wide shots and when the action was on the edge of the stage. A-

Rocky Horror Show, The
Los Angeles Tiffany Theatre ~ 1999
Bob Simon as Dr. Frank-N-Furter; Tim Fitzgerald as Brad Majors; Lacey Kohl as Janet Weiss; Donnie Kehr as Riff Raff; James Carpinello as Rocky; Hynden Walch as Columbia; Kirsten Brenton as Magenta; Eric Leviton as Eddie/Dr. Scott; Hope Levy as Usherette.
A

Romeo & Juliet
8/18/99 ~ Ordway, MN
Patrick Wilson, Irene Molloy
Opening night. Shot by Major. Very steady close-ups. Good sound and picture, though the color is somewhat grainy. A

Ruthless!
LA Cast
Loren Freeman, Joan Ryan, Rita McKenzie, Kathryn Zaremba, Nancy Linari, Joanne Baum
First 5 minutes are a tad fuzzy, but once the cameraman gets a handle on the Gain control, the white outs become non-existent. Shot from the first few rows. A fun show overall! A

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Saturday Night Fever
7/28/01 - National Tour
Richard Blake, Alieen Quinn
Good quality video; 1st generation from the master A-

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
Cast: Unknown
Date: Cologne
Qualtiy: B+ (nice video with lots of closeups)
Cast: Ron Holzschuh / Caroline Vasicek /

Scarlet Pimpernel - 2/6/99 + 5/30

The Scottsboro Boys
10/30/10 ~ Broadway
Joshua Henry, John Cullum, Josh Breckenridge, Derrick Cobey, Coleman
Domingo, Jeremy Gumbs, Rodney Hicks, Kendrick Jones, James T. Lane, Forrest
McLendon, Julius Thomas III, Sharon Washington, Christian Dante White. Nicely filmed from the balcony. Some heads appear onscreen in the wider shots. A

The Seagull
7/9/01 ~ New York
Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, John Goodman, Natalie Portman, Steven Spinella, Marcia Gay Harden, Debra Monk, Larry Pine
Shot through some heads. Wonderful sound but never gets very close up. Mostly a good video though. First 4 minutes of Act 2 audio only B

The Secret Garden (Need replacement)
1991 or 1992 ~ Broadway
Rebecca Luker, Lee Alison Marino, Peter Marinos, Audra Ann McDonald, Howard McGillin, Adam Grupper, Barbara Rosenblat, Alison Fraser, Jedidiah Cohen, Austen Eyer
A little fuzzy, but is a full stage shot on a tripod from the back of the orchestra with a good solid picture (and a few zooms). It looks fairly low in generation, but is fuzzy due to a PAL to NTSC conversion. Sound is good. A few heads in the way although a little fuzzy and distant, it is very watchable due to good audio and pretty colors. B+

The Secret Garden
London Production
*Have not reviewed*

Seussical the Musical
2/9/01 ~ Broadway
Rosie O’Donnell, Kevin Chamberlin, Janine LaManna, Michele Pawk. Spotlight washout on full stage shots, small obstruction, glitch in 1st number in 2nd act. A-

Seussical the Musical
5/20/01 ~ Broadway
Cathy Rigby, Kevin Chamberlain, Janine LaManna, Sharon Wilkins,
Michele Pawk, Cameron Bowen
Closing night, 2nd generation from the master A-

Shrek: The Musical
8/15/08 ~ Seattle, WA
Brian D'Arcy James, Sutton Foster, Chester Gregory, Christopher Sieber, John Tartaglia, Kecia Lewis-Evans
Filmed from the back row of the right balcony; small theater so zoomed closeups are very clear shot.No picture at the beginning of each act, so the picture is blurry or non-existant for a bit, and there's one short coverup during Donkey's entrance, but other than that everything is there. There's very little audience obstruction and spotlight washout, and the sound is excellent throughout. A

Side Show
11/16/97 ~ Broadway
Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, Jeff McCarthy, Hugh Panaro, Norm Lewis, Ken Jennings
Excellent video with great picture and sound and nice zooms; includes the BCEFA stage speech after the show A+

Sister Act
2009/2010 ~ London
Patina Miller, Sheila Hancock, Ian Lavender, Ako Mitchell,
Julian Cannonier (u/s Shank), Katie Rowley Jones, Claire Greenway,
Allison Harding (u/s Mary Lazarus), Nicolas Colicos, Thomas Goodridge,
Ivan De Freitas
Filmed from the back of the nicely raked stalls with virtually no head
obstruction and only a couple of 30-second blackouts towards the beginning
of act one due to latecomers being seated; full show is included on the
video, curtain call is not; action is followed very well, using different
types of shots when necessary; little spotlight washout and the colors are
great, especially in the big church numbers. A

Slut: A Wholesome New Musical
11/1/05 ~ New York
Jenn Colella, Mary Farber, Andy Karl, David Josefsberg
Many cover-ups and some heads in the way...what is caught is crystal clear though. Act 2 is better than act 1. B+

Sly Fox
3/27/04 ~ Broadway
Richard Dreyfuss, Eric Stoltz, Bob Dishy, Rene Auberjonois, Bronson Pinchot, Rachel York, Elizabeth Berkley, Professor Irwin Corey, Peter Scolari, Nick Wyman
Excellent picture and sound; nice video as always; 1st generation from the master. A+

Smile
1986 ~ Broadway
Jodi Benson, Mana Allen, Dick Patterson, Jeff McCarthy
Infamous flop which lasted only 48 performances on Broadway. Some generational loss. B-

Snoopy
Andrea McArdle
Pro Video but some generation loss B

Sound of Music
March 1998 ~ Broadway
Rebecca Luker, Michael Siberry, Patti Cohenour, Jan Maxwell, Fred Applegate, Patricia Conolly, Sara Zelle, Dashiell Eaves, John Curless, Ryan Hopkins, Natalie Hall, Matthew Ballinger, Tracy Alison Walsh, Andrea Bowen, Ashley Rose Orr, Gina Ferrall, Ann Brown, Timothy Landfield.
B

Some Like It Hot
2003 ~ National Tour
Tony Curtis, Lenora Nemetz
Shot from the orchestra at an angle at times. Good video though; 2nd Generation from the master B+

Sophisticated Ladies – OBC
1982
Cast: Hinton Battle, Phyllis Hyman, Paula Kelly, Terri Klausner, Gregg Burge, Garry Q. Lewis, Calvin McRae, Leata Galloway, and Lorraine Fields.
Pro-shot

Spamalot - 3/12/05
David Hyde Pierce,Tim Curry,Hank Azaria, Sara R
Christopher Sieber,Michael McGrath,Steve Rosen
Christian Borle...10 second black outs at end of song
while filmer claps but you don't miss anything. Includes NY1 opening night interviews
A+

Spring Awakening
7/9/06 ~ Off Broadway
Skylar Astin, Lilli Cooper, John Gallagher Jr., Gideon Glick, Jonathan Groff, Brian Johnson, Mary McCann, Lea Michele, Lauren Pritchard, Phoebe Strole, Frank Wood, Jonathan B. Wright, Remy Zaken. Done before the move to Broadway, nice picture and sound. A

Spring Awakening
2/10/07 ~ Broadway ***
Lea Michele, John Gallagher Jr., Jonathan Groff, Lilli Cooper, Phoebe Strole as (u/s) Ilse, Frances mercanti-Anthony as (u/s) Adult Women, Krysta Rodriguez as (u/s) Anna, Stephen Spinella, Brian Charles Johnson, Gideon Glick, Skylar Astin. AMAZING capture, closeups, performances. A+

Standing Ovations 2
10/10/04 ~ Joe’s Pub, New York
Michael Arden, Liz Callaway, Matt Cavanaugh, Mandy Gonzalez. Jenna Leigh Green, Ellen Greene, Cheyenne Jackson, Michael McKean, Larry O'Keefe, Alice Ripley, Jai Rodriguez, Toxic Audio
Pro-shot video, incredible to watch A+

Starlight Express
1990 ~ US/Canada Tour
Ron DeVito, Sean McDermott, Reva Rice, Dawn Marie Church,
Nicole Picard, Rachelle Rak, Frank J. Maio
Nice video and sound, with some spotlight washout A-

Starmites
1987 ~ Broadway
Liz Larsen, Sharon McNight, Ariel Grabber, Bennett Cale, Freida Williams
Generation loss; good sound; some spotlight washout B+

Steel Magnolias
4/21/05 ~ Broadway
Delta Burke, Lily Rabe, Marsha Mason, Frances Sternhagen, Christine Ebersole and Rebecca Gayheart. Nicely done Dvd of a great show!
A-

Steel Pier
4/14/97 ~ Broadway
Karen Ziemba, Gregory Harrison, Daniel McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Debra Monk
Some spotlight white out, great sound B

Stop the World, I Want to Get Off
1989 London
Anthoney Newley. Pro Shot. Great quality video for it's age!

SubUrbia
Regional Theater in Louisiana
Shot from upper House Left
A

Sugar Babies
Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney
Not bad for a 20 plus year old video but heavy generation picture and sound loss and faded color C

Sunday in the Park with George
6/16/02 ~ Sondheim Celebration, Washington DC,
Raul Esparza, Melissa Errico, Linda Stephens, Florence
Lacey, Cris Groendaal
Excellent video; 2nd generation from the master A

Sunday in the Park with George
1/30/08 ~ Broadway
Daniel Evans, Jenna Russell, Michael Cumpsty, Alexander
Gemignani, Jessica Molaskey, Mary Beth Peil, Ed Dixon, Jessica Grove, Stacie Morgain Lewis
A beautiful production with the two leads from the West End production. Beautifully captured and performed with great stage effects. A

Sunset Blvd
Broadway, Minskoff Theatre 1997
Elaine Paige, Alan Campbell, Alice Ripley. Very
nicely shot production! A+

Superior Donuts
11/27/09 ~ Broadway
Michael McKean, Jon Michael Hill, Yasen Peyankov, Kate Buddeke,
James Vincent Meredith, Jane Alderman, Cliff Chamberlain,
Robert Maffia, Michael Garvey
Some obstructions with a few heads at the bottom, as well as one
head on the right that blocks part of the front of the stage;
couple minutes of act one are blacked out and shorter blackouts
throughtout the show; low sound 2 DVDs A-

Sweeney Todd
6/14/02 ~ Sondheim Celebration, Washington DC
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jane Pesci-Townsend (u/s for
Christine Baranski), Walter Charles, Hugh Panaro,
Celia Keenan-Bolger, Mark Price
Great picture and sound with nice closeups, 2nd generation from the master A

Sweeney Todd
3/6/04 ~ New York City Opera
Elaine Paige, Mark Delavan
Great picture and sound; 1st generation from the master A

Sweeney Todd
10/18/05 ~ Broadway
Michael Cerveris, Patti Lupone, Mark Jacoby, Donna Lynne Champlin, Manoel Felciano
Shot from the mezzanine with nice picture and sound; digital, 1st generation from the master A-

Sweet Smell of Success
2/26/02 ~ Broadway
John Lithgow, Brian d’Arcy James
Digitally shot from 2nd row mezzanine, no heads. A-

Sweet Charity -
Debbie Allen,Bebe Neuwirth
Amazing video tho alot of spot-light washout

Sweet Charity
10/21/87 ~ Tour
Donna McKechnie
Good video with great sound.
A/B

Sweet Charity
2/24/05 ~ Cadillac Palace, Chicago
Pre-Broadway tryout starring Christina Applegate, Denis O'hare, Ernie Sabella. Great video and show. There are about 10 minutes of blackouts total, nothing major. A-

Sweet Charity
4/28/05 ~ Broadway
Christina Applegate, Denis O'Hare, Kyra DaCosta, Janine LaManna, Ernie Sabella
Some cover ups at the end of numbers; clear and amazing; one of the best videos I have seen; excellent! A+


T:

Taboo
11/1/03 ~ Broadway
Boy George, Euan Morton, Raúl Esparza, LizMcCartney, Cary Shields,Sarah Uriarte Berry, Jennifer Cody, Asa Somers
4th preview; great show and great video with nice close ups throughout. 1st generation from the master A+

Taboo
2/8/04 ~ Broadway
Boy George, Euan Morton, Raul Esparza, Liz McCartney, Cary Shields, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Jennifer Cody
Closing Night video; includes appearance by Rosie, added dialogue and audience asides by the performers, very enthusiastic audience - great show, great songs. Great video-nice close-ups, great recording; tape includes the Inside Edition show finale report; 1st generation from the master A+

Take Me Out
3/26/03 ~ Broadway
Daniel Sunjata, Denis O' Hare, Neal Huff, Frederick Weller, David Eigenberg
Digital, excellent picture and sound qulaity. nice closeups; 1st generation from the master. Tape includes the 2003 Easter Bonnets skit after the show A+

Taking My Turn
1984
Cast: Margaret Whiting, Marni Nixon, Sheila Smith, Cissy Houston, Tiger Haynes, Victor Griffin, Mace Barrett, and Ted Thurston.
Pro-shot

A Tale of Two Cities
8/20/04 ~ New York
James Barbour, Gavin Creel, Gary Morris, Billy Gilman, Ed Dixon, Jenny Powers, Katherine McGrath, Alex Santoriello, Tim Shew, Nick Wyman, Allen Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Robbins
This is a reading of the new musical. Good video with great sound. The first act is 1 hour and 40 minutes; there are 2 cover ups after 1 hour and 20 minutes but nothing major missing; 1st generation from the master. A-

The Tap Dance Kid
1985 ~ US Tour
Dule Hill, Hinton Battle, Martine Allard, Harold Nicholas, Monica Page
For the national tour, substantial changes were made to the book and score from the original Broadway version, and the production was re-directed by Jerry Zaks. Complete show, recorded from the back of the house from a tripod. Some generational loss, but nothing too bad. A-

Tarzan
3/30/06 ~ Broadway Preview
Josh Strickland, Jenn Gambatese, Merle Dandridge, Shuler Hensley, Chester Gregory II, Tim Jerome, Donna Keshawarz, Daniel Manche. Very nice video, a little dark at times however due to stage lighting. A-

Teddy and Alice
1986 ~ Backers Audition, NYC
Hosted by Vincent Sardi, a “Be An Angel” fund raising infomerical for the new musical Teddy and Alice. Hard to describe but very interesting; tracking lines across the center of the screen which are distracting but not that bad, good sound. B

They're Playing Our Song
1981 ~ Broadway
Victor Garber, Marsha Skagg
Surprisingly good video with nice picture and sound for a video of its age; steady cam shot of the stage but close A-

Thoroughly Modern Millie
5/10/02 ~ Broadway
Sutton Foster, Harriet Harris, Marc Kudisch, Gavin Creel
Fantastic Digital 1st Generation
Grade:A+

Thoroughly Modern Millie
6/12/04 ~ Broadway
Susan Egan, Harriet Harris, Christian Borle, Kevin Earley, Emily Rozek, Leslie Uggams
Nice video with excellent closeups and good sound; 1st generation from the master. A-

Thou Shalt Not
1/6/02 ~ Broadway
Craig Bierko, Kate Levering, Norbert Leo Butz, Debra Monk, Leo Burmester
Closing Night video A-

Three Days of Rain
5/31/06 ~ Broadway
Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd
Digital, shot from the mezzanine, left side; one or two moments where the actors are out of frame; good picture, sometimes low sound but you can still hear it A

The Threepenny Opera
3/29/06 ~ Broadway
Alan Cumming, Jim Dale, Ana Gasteyer, Cyndi Lauper, Nellie McKay, and rest of original revival cast. Crystal clear picture and sound, nice closeups.
A+

tick tick BOOM!
5/31/01 ~ New York
Raul Esparza, Amy Spanger, Jerry Dixon
Full Stage Shot. B+

tick tick BOOM!
9/18/01 ~ New York
Raul Esparza, Amy Spanger, Jerry Dixon
Shot from front row mezzanine with lots of close-ups, and only a few jumpy bits. Digital. Beautiful video. Amy Spanger's second-to-last performance. Video includes the NBC Today Show performance of “Louder Than Words” and the 2001 Gypsy of the Year Rent skit after the show A

tick tick BOOM!
1/9/03 ~ Dallas
Christian Campbell, Nicole Snelson, Wilson Cruz
Shot pretty steady with zooms with occassional spotlight washout on faces on wider stage shots A-

Timbuktu! – OBC
1978
Cast: Eartha Kitt, Gregg Baker, Bruce Hubbard, Vanessa Shaw, George Bell, Ira Hawkins, Gilbert Price, and Daniel Barton ***Missing the last 5 minutes***
A/B-

Titanic
OBC ~ November 1997
Michael Cerveris, David Garrison, Larry Keith, Judith Blazer, Jody Gelb, Brian D´Arcy James, John Cunningham
1st generation filmed on a camcorder. Clear copy A-

[title of show]
7/5/08 ~ Broadway
Jeff Bowen, Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, Larry
Pressgrove
First Broadway Preview; mostly fullstage shots with some closeups throughout; slight camera wandering but not too much; tape switch during "Christines Message" but nothing else is lost; great video on a great night for the fans of the show A-

Triumph of Love
10/5/97 ~ Broadway
Betty Buckley, Susan Egan, F. Murray Abraham, Christopher Sieber, Kevin Chamberlin, Roger Bart
Not a great video; you can see and follow what is going on but the picture is not always clear B

Twelve Angry Men
10/30/04 ~ Broadway
Tom Aldredge, Mark Blum, Philip Bosco, Larry
Bryggman, Robert Clohessy, Peter Friedman, Boyd Gaines, Kevin
Geer, Michael Mastro, Matte Osian, John Pankow,
James Rebhorn, Adam Trese Good video with excellent
picture and sound. A

Twentieth Century
3/13/04 ~ Broadway
Alec Baldwin, Anne Hecht, Tom Aldredge, Dan Butler, Stephen DeRosa, Julie Halston, Kellie Overbey, Ryan Shively
Excellent picture and sound, nice closeups; A

U:
Urban Cowboy
11/23/02 ~ Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL
Matt Cavenaugh, Jenn Colella, Leo Burmester, Marcus Chait, Sally Mayes, Rozz Morehead, Jodi Stevens
Pre-New York production before massive changes; interesting to compare this one and New York below A-

Urban Cowboy
3/3/03 ~ Broadway
Matt Cavanaugh, Jenn Collela, Marcus Chait, Sally Mayes, Leo Burmester
Clear picture, good closeups. Digital, 1st generation from the master; A

Urinetown
8/29/01 ~ Broadway
John Cullum, Jeff McCarthy, Spencer Kayden, Hunter Foster, Jennifer Laura Thompson.
Shot from fourth rowcenter mezzanine. Lots of close-ups. Beautiful video, even has the conductor being led onstage at the beginning. Excellent digital video. A-

V:

 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
3/27/13 ~ Broadway
Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen,
Billy Magnussen, Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant
Takes a few minutes to really get focused due to the extreme amount
of latecomers; very nice video of an absolutely hilarious play.
Good clear picture and sound A


Venus in Fur
10/18/11 ~ Broadway
Hugh Dancy, Nina Arianda
Great clear video with excellent picture and good,
although slightly low, sound; great video A

Victor/Victoria
1997 ~ Broadway
Liza Minelli, Tony Roberts, Micheal Nouri
Very good audio. It turns out it is a low generation copy.
By Trust Me, the camera is in focus and doing good close-ups. The very beginning of show is not on the video. The picture is great but the filmer covers up the camera several times but the audio continues and is clear B+

Violet
1/18/03 ~ New York
Lauren Ward, Stephen Lee Anderson, Michael McElroy, Cass Morgan, Roz Ryan, Michael Parks
Excellent video; really nice picture and sound A+


W:

War Horse
9/17/11 ~ Broadway
Seth Numrich, Alyssa Bresnahan, Matt Doyle, Boris McGiver,
T. Ryder Smith. Excellent capture of the 2011 Tony Winner for Best Play.
A very innovative play and a great story of a man and his horse.
The detail, movement and attention to the horses is simply breathtaking and some great acting all the
way around. (converting to disc)

We Will Rock You - The Queen Musical
6/11/02 ~ Dominion Theatre, London
Tony Vincent, Nigel Planer, Alexander Hanson, Hannah Jane Fox, Sharon D Clarke, Nigel Clauzel, Kelly Ellis.
5th Preview Performance - digital video, a few heads in the way here and there but overall a good video. Shot from the Circle through some heads, lots of zooms. Great sound. A-

The Wedding Singer
4/1/06 ~ Broadway
Stephen Lynch, Laura Benati, Amy Spanger, Kevin Cahoon, Matthew
Saldivar, Richard Blake, Felicia Finley, Rita Gardner. Filmed during previews. Shaky for the first 10 minutes or so. Beautiful, crystal clear video. A-

WEST SIDE STORY
Cast: Unknown
Date: Sydney, 12. April 1993
Quality: B- (generation loss)

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? The Musical
10/02 ~ Houston, TX
Millicent Martin, Leslie Denniston. US Premiere performance, recorded at the Houston Theatre Under The Stars. Semi-pro shot video, using one camera on a tripod. Nicely filmed, mostly wide shots with clear audio and video. Great show! A-

Whistle Down The Wind
Winter 1996/1997 ~ Washington D.C.
Davis Gaines, Irene Malloy, Steve Scott Springer, Abbi Hutcherson, Cameron Bowen, Candy Buckley, Timothy Nolen, Lacey Hornhohl, Mike Hartman
Includes interviews and making of special B

White Christmas
11/16/08 ~ Broadway
Stephen Bogardus, Kerry O'Malley, Jeffry Denman, Meredith Patterson, Charles Dean, Susan Mansur, Melody Hollis
Great fun show with wonderful talent. Beautifully captured in widescreen. This show features great choreography, dancing and wonderful translation to the stage. A

Wicked
10/12/03 ~ Broadway
Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Norbert Leo Butz, Joel Grey, Carole Shelley
Shot from the rear mezzanine, no heads in the way, very nice video. Digital video, 1st generation from the master
Grade: A

Wicked
1/9/04 ~ Broadway
Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs, Joel Grey, Carole Shelley. Nice picture and sound, 1st generation from the master. B+

Wicked
1/9/05 ~ Broadway
Jennifer Laura Thompson, Shoshana Bean (u/s), George Hearn, Carolle Shelley, Joey McIntire + Appearance by Idina Menzel. Includes all speeches after the show. A

Wicked
5/8/05 ~ Tour, Chicago
Kendra Kassebaum, Stephanie J. Block, Derrick Williams, Carol Kane, Jenna Leigh Green, Timothy Britten Parker. About 15 minutes of blackouts in first act. Popular and Defying Gravity are not affected. Second act is AMAZING and near perfect. Whole dvd has GREAT closeups. A

Wicked
7/1/05 ~ Chicago Cast
Ana Gasteyer, Kate Reinders, Kristoffer Cusick, Rondi Reed, Heidi Kettenring. Cyrstal clear picture and sound. First 5 minutes are shakey, due to settling in and latecomers. After that Amazing picture and closeups. A+

Wicked
8/17/05 ~ Broadway
Shoshana Bean, Megan Hilty, Ben Vereen, David Ayers, Adinah Alexander (u/s), Megan Sikora (u/s), Jeffrey Kuhn, Sean McCourt.

Wicked
5/23/06 ~ Atlanta, GA
Tour Cast: Kendra Kassebaum, Julia Murney, Alma Cuervo, PJ Benjamin, Kyle McDaniel(u/s Fieryo), K. Todd Freeman, Kirk McDonald, Jennifer Waldman. Excellent video, amazing closeups and filming. A+

The Wild Party
6/8/00 ~ Broadway
Toni Collette, Mandy Patinkin, Eartha Kitt
First 10 minutes of show only audio; cam video A

The Witches of Eastwick
9/12/01 ~ London
Clarke Peters, Josefina Gabrielle, Joanna Riding, Rebecca Thornhill, Rosemary Ashe, Stephen Tate
Steady shot of the stage with no zooms or closeups but nice sound throughout; good video B+

The Wiz
1984 ~ Broadway
Stephanie Mills. Outstanding video and sound with very little generational loss! A

The Wiz - Encores!
6/13/09 ~ New York
Ashanti, Orlando Jones, Joshua Henry, James Monroe Iglehart, Christian Dante White, Tichina Arnold, Dawnn Lewis, LaChanze,
Act I is highlights only with a lot of obstruction and blackouts. The following songs/scenes are included; they're all full audio but the amount of actual video is noted in parenthesis: The Feeling We Once Had (30 seconds), Tornado Ballet (3 minutes), He's The Wizard (1 minute), Addaperle's Exit (30 seconds), Soon As I Get Home (30 seconds), I Was Born on the Day Before, Yesterday (1 minute), Slide Some Oil to Me (30 seconds), Mean Ole Lion (30 seconds); Act II is full, no blackouts after the first couple minute with some heads at the bottom of the screen in the wide shots; okay video B


The Wizard of Oz
1997 ~ Madison Square Garden
Roseanne, Jessica Grove, Ken Page, Michael Gruber, Lara Teeter
B

The Woman in Black
7/8/01 ~ New York
Christopher Ravenscroft and Sebastian Harcombe
Nice quality video with some coverups; A-

The Woman in White
02/25/05:
Maria Friedman, Jill Paice, Elinor Collett,
Adrian der Gregorian*, Michael Ball, Oliver
Darley; first 10 minutes have a lot of cover-ups; filmed
from the balcony so there is some obstruction when the
characters are at the very front of the stage;
taper shoots well around the heads and bars though; many
nice zooms (A-)

Woman of the Year
1981 ~ Broadway
Lauren Bacall, Harry Guardino, Marilyn Cooper, Roderick Cook, Grace Keaghy, Elvind Harum, Jamie Ross, Rex Everhart
Nice close-ups with good color and lighting, no wash-outs; low generation close to the master; A

Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
12/29/10 ~ Broadway
Sherie Rene Scott, Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Danny Gurstein, Justin Guarini, Mary Beth Peil, Jennifer Sanchez, Murphy Guyer, Charlie Sutton, Samantha Shafer (u/s), Sean McCourt, John Carrol (u/s), Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Alma Cuervo, de'Adre Aziza, Julio Agustin. Filmed from the back of the balcony, with some obstruction at the bottom of the frame of the balcony railing and an occasional head. A

The Women
January 2002 ~ Broadway
Rue McLanahan, Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Tilly, Kristen Johnson, Jennifer Coolidge, Mary Louise Wilson
Professional PBS telecast of the final performance A+

Wonderful Town
December 2003 ~ Broadway
Donna Murphy, Jennifer Westfeldt, Gregg Edelman, David Margulies, Michael McGrath, Nancy Anderson, Ken Barnett
Nice video, good picture and sound; 1st generation from the master A

X:
Xanadu
11/10/07 ~ Broadway
Kerry Butler, Cheyenne Jackson, Mary Testa, Jackie Hoffman, Tony Roberts, Andre Ward, Ryan Watkinson (u/s Thalia), Anika Larsen, Kenita Miller
Beautifully filmed. Audio is excellent. A few heads at the bottom of the screen in wide shots, but they don't detract from the action on stage. First performance of the show after the strike, so a funny line change was put in the show. The DVD has been enhanced with animated menus and scene selections with chapter stops for all of the musical numbers. A

Xanadu
2/19/08 ~ Broadway
Patti Murin (u/s Clio), Cheyenne Jackson, Tony Roberts, Mary Testa, Jackie Hoffman, Curtis Holbrook, Kenita Miller, Andre Ward, Kate Loprest (u/s Euterpe)
Very nicely filmed, and crystal clear, although the first three or four minutes are shaky with heads in the way. But after the filmer settles, it's a great video. A


Y:
A Year with Frog & Toad
6/13/03 ~ Broadway
Mark Linn-Baker, Jay Goede, Danielle Ferland Frank Vlastnik, Jennifer Gambatese
Shot from the second row of the mezzanine. Lots of closeups, beautiful video. Digital, 1st generation from the master; tape includes the performances from the 2003 Tonys and the CBS Early Show: Get A Load of Toad A+

Young Frankenstein
8/28/07 ~ Seattle, WA
Pre-Broadway: Roger Bart, Megan Mullally, Sutton Foster, Shuler
Hensley, Andrea Martin, Fred Applegate, Christopher Fitzgerald. A
terrfically talented and funny cast. A beautiful capture of the
tryout before Broadway, with many changes sure to come. A


You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
11/23/98 & 11/28/98 ~ Skokie, IL
Anthony Rapp, Kristin Chenoweth, B.D. Wong. Pre-Broadway, some spotlight washout. B

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
8/18/02 ~ Muskegon, MI
Rusty Reynolds, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Jim Poulos, Chad Hudson, Holli Hamilton, Joe Langwarth.

Yours, Anne

12/04 ~ North York, Canada
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

Z:
Zanna, Dont!
6/3/03 ~ New York
Gregory Treco (u/s), Anika Larsen, Amanda Ryan Paige, Enrico Rodriguez, Jared Zeus, Shelley Thomas
Shot from 6th row, first 30 min is good, the rest is a lap shot because of ushers; ends before finale; B

Zanna Don't
date unknown ~ New York
Jai Rodriguez, Anika Larsen, Amanda Ryan Paige, Enrico Rodriguez, Jared Zeus, Shelley Thomas. Fantastic video of original cast. Great close-ups....a few heads in the wide shots, but taper shoots around them nicely, and captures all the action. 1st generation. Includes pro-shot press reels. A

Zombie Prom
1998 ~ New York
Richard Roland, Jessica-Snow Wilson, Karen Murphy, Cathy Trien, Natalie Toro, Stephen Bienskie
Camcorder, decent picture wth some generation loss B+


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