Anyone Can Whistle
1995 - Carnegie Hall, NY. Hosted by Angela Lansbury. Scott Bakula, Bernadette Peters, Madeline Kahn. Pro Shot. Bottom reads "No copy/No Broadcast, does not interfere with video quality. A-
The Apple Tree
01/20/2007 - Broadway
Kristin Chenoweth, Mark Kudisch, Brian D'arcy James
1988 - Stratford-Upon-Avon, England
Linzi Hateley (Carrie), Barbara Cook (Mrs. White), Darlene Love (Miss Gardner), Charlotte D'amboise (Chris), Sally Ann Triplett (Sue), Paul Gyngell (Tommy), Gene Anthony Ray (Billy)
Full stage shot (Proshot.)
11/23/05 National 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+
1978 Broadway Tour
One of the few copies of the Bob Fosse staging instead of the concert presentation. Amazing cast.B-
A Chorus Line
1975 - Public Theatre
Original Broadway Cast
Pro shot, using multiple camera's. Black and White, and extremely faded, with much generational loss. Still, very much watchable. B-
Cinderella (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
Leslie Ann Warren, Stuart Damon, Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon
Complete Out-of-Print DVD copy of the 1965 television classic. Includes all bonus features including interviews and a sing-a-long "In My Own Little Corner" A+
The Color Purple
4/22/07 - Chicago
Jeannette Bayardelle, Michelle Williams, LaToya London, Rufus Bonds Jr., Stu James, Felicia Fields, Stephanie St. James
Excellent video of the Chicago cast with nice closeups and sound throughout; great video A+
1970 - Original Cast Recording
Stephen Sondheim, Dean Jones, Barbara Barrie, Elaine Stritch, Beth Howland, Donna McKechnie, Charles Kimbrough, Alice Canon, Pamela Myers, Susan Browning, Teri Ralston, George Coe, Steve Elmore, John Cunningham, Stanley Grover
Includes commentary with Elaine Stritch & Hal Prince
01/23/93 - 20th Anniversary Reunion Concert
Dean Jones, Barbara Barrie, Elaine Stritch, Beth Howland, Donna McKechnie, Charles Kimbrough, Alice Canon, Pamela Myers, Susan Browning, Teri Ralston, George Coe, Steve Elmore, John Cunningham, Stanley Grover, hosted by Angela Lansbury and narrated by George Hearn; includes curtain call speeches. B
6/15/02, Kennedy Center, Washington DC
John Barrowman, Keira Naughton, David Pittu, Christy Baron, Dan Cooney, Emily Skinner, Marc Vietor, Alice Ripley, Matt Bogart, Lynn Redgrave, Walter Charles, Marcy Harriel, Elizabeth Zins, Kim Director
Beautiful video from the balcony of the Kennedy Center, A
3/15/08 (Broadway) - James Snyder, Elizabeth Stanley, Harriet Harris, Chester Gregory II, Christopher J. Hanke, Alli Mauzey, Courtney Balan, Tory Ross (u/s Pepper), Lacey Kohl, Richard Poe
First 10 minutes are a mix of bad shots, due to late comers and such. A good capture of the show. A/A
5/28/11 - Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines, Elaine Paige, Linda Lavin,Terrence Currier, Rosalind Elias, Florence Lacey, Régine, David Sabin, Susan Watson, Terri White, Christian Delcroix, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Lora Lee Gayer, Michael Hayes, Kirsten Scott, Frederick Strothers, Nick Verina
July 2001 - Music Theatre of Wichita, KS
Stephanie J. Block, Stephen Zinnato, Charles Parker
Semi-pro shot while dark at times, excellent video of a fairly traditional staging with good picture and sound A
9/23/02, Broadway. Pro-Shot.
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. BCEFA Pro video of the one night only Actors Fund Benefit Concert at the New Amsterdam Theatre A+
The Goodbye Girl
1993 - Broadway
Bernadette Peters, Martin Short, Susann Fletcher, John Christopher Jones, Carol Woods [Neil Simon's classic with music by Marvin Hamlisch. Colorful. A must for Bernadette fans! Great performance shots. Plus, a special about the show's opening night. Interviews with Carol Channing, Gwen Verdon, Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch and others.
12/6/06 - Broadway
Christine Ebersole, Mary Louise Wilson, John McMartin, Bob Stillman, Matt Cavenaugh, Michael Potts, Erin Davie, Sarah Hyland, Kelsey Fowler
Good sound and great close ups make for a very good video; includes interviews and reviews from NY1 A+
7/17/07 - Broadway **2 Disc**
Maureen Moore, Dale Soules, Erin Davie, Matt Cavenaugh, John McMartin, Bob Stillman, Michael Potts, Abigail Ferenczy, Kelsey Fowler
A great copy of an understudy performance. Maureen Moore makes for a very different and interesting experience. A
Patti LuPone and Revival Cast.
A quality. Occasional blackouts in the beginning, but then crystal clarity. Railing in the way for wider shots, but mostly an amazing video.
A not to be missed production, very detailed and near perfection. Beautifully captured, knock out closeups and performances that rival the definition of musical theater. A
Hedwig And The Angry Inch
01/02/99 - Off-Broadway (Producer’s Copy)
Pro-Shot with 3 cameras. The original Off-Broadway production at the Hotel Riverview’s Jane Street Theatre.
Featuring: John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig), Miriam Shor (Yitzhak), Stephen Trask (Skszp), and Cheater (The Angry Inch). Great Quality. This is the full show from which the scenes in the documentary, “Whether You Like It Or Not: The Story Of Hedwig” (Included on the 2001 Film DVD) came.
10/13/07 Pro-Shot (MTV Broadcast) **2 Disc**
Laura Bell Bundy (Elle Woods), Christian Borle (Emmett Forrest), Orfeh (Paulette), Richard H. Blake (Warner Huntington III), Kate Shindle (Vivienne Kensington), Nikki Snelson (Brooke Wyndham), Michael Rupert (Professor Callahan), Annaleigh Ashford (Margot), Tracy Jai Edwards (Serena), Asmeret Ghebremichael (Pilar), Natalie Joy Johnson (Enid), Andy Karl (Kyle/Dewey/Grandmaster Chad), Kate Wetherhead (Kate/Chutney), Noah Weisberg (Aaron Shultz), etc.
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-
A Little Night Music
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury, Alexander Hanson, Erin Davie, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Leigh An Larkin, Aaron Lazar, Ramona Mallory, Bradley Dean, Katherine Leigh Doherty, Marissa McGowan, Betsy Morgan, Jayne Paterson, Kevin David Thomas, Keaton Whittaker.
Very good quality, filmed from the balcony.
Little Shop of Horrors **VERY RARE**
Recalled second disc of the Special Edition DVD.
Includes B&W alternate ending and many other special features.
The Little Mermaid
9/1/07 (Denver Pre-Broadway) - Sierra Boggess, Sherie Rene Scott, Norm Lewis, Tituss Burgess, Sean Palmer, Eddie Korbich, Tyler Maynard, Cody Hanford, Johnathan Freeman.
This features the other Flounder. Amazing show and performances beautifully captured. A+
Love Never Dies
4/29/10 ~ London, West End
Ramin Karimloo (Phantom), Sierra Boggess (Christine), Joseph Millson (Roul), Liz Robertson (Mame Giry), Summer Starllen (Meg), Louise Madison (u/s Fleck), Adam Pearce (Squelch), Jami Reid-Quarrel (Gangle), Charlie Manton (Gustave)
*NOTE*There are 43 minutes of Act 1 (the first 22 minutes, and then the last 21 minutes) and Act 2 is complete. Excellent quality audio and video.
Merrily We Roll Along
8/18/02 - Sondheim Celebration, Washington DC
Michael Hayden, Raul Esparza, Miriam Shor. Shot from the 2nd row of the mezz, lots of close-ups. 2nd generation, clear video, audio develops a static/buzz about 1/4 of the way into the show and lasts the rest of the recording. Very watchable though.
2001 Phillipines Pro-Shot
Lea Salonga (Kim), Will Chase (Chris), Leo Tavarro Valdez (The Engineer), Ronn K. Smith (John), Lisa Capps (Ellen), Robert Sena (Thuy), Isay Alvarez (Gigi) Includes scrolling "Not-For-Broadcast" message on the bottom of the screen throughout, but does not interfere with viewing.
3/30/03 - Broadway
Antonio Banderas, Chita Rivera, Laura Benanti, Mary Stuart Masterson, Jane Krakowski.
Shot from 4th row center mezz. Digital, 1st generation. A
0/31/05 - Broadway
Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Michael Cerveris
Proshot. Broadcast on March 31, 2005 by PBS's "Live from Lincoln Center
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+
01.04.2010 - Broadway
Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Goldwyn, Brooks Ashmanskas, Katie Finneran, Dick Latessa
4/24/06 - Broadway
10th Anniversary Concert
Anthony Rapp (Mark), Adam Pascal (Roger), Daphne Rubin Vega (Mimi), Wilson Heredia (Angel), Jesse Martin (Collins), Idina Menzel (Maureen), Fredi L. Walker (Joanne) [A]
Adam Pascal (Roger), Anthony Rapp (Mark), Tamyra Grey (Mimi), Troy Horne (Collins), Justin Johnston (Angel), D'Monroe (Benny),
Kelly Karbacz (u/s Maureen), Merle Dandridge (Joanne), Dana Dawson (u/s Mrs. C), Marcus Paul James (Mr. Jefferson/Soloist),
Mayumi Ando (Alexi) Maia Nkenge Wilson (Mrs. Jefferson/Soloist), Telly Leung (Steve), Shaun Earl (Paul)
The Scottsboro Boys
11/30/10 - 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.
Beautiful capture of this great show. Everything is nicely captured and performed very nicely. A
October 2009 - London
Patina Miller (Deloris Van Cartier), Sheila Hancock (Mother Superior), Ian Lavender (Monsignor Howard), Ako Mitchell (Eddie), Julian Cannonier (u/s Shank), Katie Rowley Jones (Sister Mary Robert), Claire Greenway (Sister Mary Patrick).
Filmed in widescreen. A
Sondheim On Sondheim
03/26/10 - Broadway, Studio 54.
Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat, Leslie Kritzer, Norm Lewis, Euan Morton, Erin Mackey, Matthew Scott.
Nicely filmed. Heads at the very bottom of the shot-but nothing too bad. A
Paulo Szot, Kelli O’Hara, Andrew Samonsky, Danny Burnstein, Loretta Ables Sayre, Li Jun Li. Hosted by Alan Alda.
Proshot, Beautifully filmed, and in HD widescreen.
8/15/08 - San Diego
Kyle Riabko, Blake Bashoff, Christy Altomare, Julie Benko, Gabrielle Garza, Steffi D, Kimiko Glenn, Sarah Hunt, Anthony Lee Medina, Andy Mientus, Ben Moss, Angela Reed, Perry Sherman, Matt Shingledecker, Henry Stram
First Tour Performance: no blackouts or obstructions from start to finish. very nice close ups and everything is captured very nicely; proudction is very different from broadway with a very solid cast and no black outs not even for applause and very steady; very good video A+
Unknown Date 1995 London
Betty Buckley, Glyn Kerslake (u/s), Anita Louise Combe, Michael Bauer
Filmed on a tripod. Full stage shot with some zooms. Great performance!
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Unknown Date Broadway
Christian Borle and Susan Egan
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
5/14/06 - Chicago, IL
Kristy Cates, Stacie Morgan Lewis, Gene Weygandt, Carole Shelley, Heidi Kettenring, Kristoffer Cusick, Telly Leung, Timothy Britten Parker
Filmed during Carole's brief stay with the Chicago cast. Popular is a must-see!
Excellent filming.. No curtain call.; Actors' Fund Benefit Performance with clear picture and sound. A
Various Dates & Casts
Fan-made edit of the entire show utilizing the best shots from multiple bootleg video sources. A
2010 - Broadway
HBO Broadcast A
11/10/07 - Broadway
Kerry Butler, Cheyenne Jackson, Mary Testa, Jackie Hoffman, Tony Roberts, Andre Ward, Ryan Watkinson (u/s Thalia, 80's dancer, Cyclops), Anika Larsen, Kenita Miller.
Great video, audio has a very light static.
9 to 5
9/23/2008 - Los Angeles (Pre-Broadway) **2 Disc**
Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, Marc Kudisch, Andy Karl, Kathy Fitzgerald, Ioana Alfonso. Shot from mezzanine with no head obstructions so a very clear shot. A little a bit shaky for the first number but steady after, from the master. A
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
6/28/06 - Chicago
Julius Thomas III (u/s), Bill Larkin, Cristen Paige, Eric Roediger, Jen Sese, Lucia Spina, Derrick Trumbly, Brad Weinstock,Christine Werny
Beautiful dvd with amazing closeups. Clear picture and sound filmed from middle of the theater; very nice A
Any Chicago/La Jolla/Tokyo DVDs of Xanadu (w. Elizabeth Stanley/Max Von Essen)
Any Grey Gardens DVDs that I don't already have.
Any Pro-Shot shows that I don't already have.
Anything and everything Sondheim-related.
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+
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
Camelot 5/8/07 ~ Chicago, IL
Michael York, Rachel York, James Barbour, Eric Anderson, Shannon Stoeke
Contains 12 minutes of blackouts at the beginning due to ushers but a very nice capture of a very long show A-
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-
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-
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-
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-
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+
Evil Dead 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
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
5/25/03 ~ Pittsburgh, PA
Anthony Rapp, Sarah Siplak
Excellent video; 1st generation from the master A
2/19/89 ~ Broadway
Peter Allen, Julie Wilson, Randall Edwards
Closing night performance. Very well shot with excellent sound. George Steinbrenner produced this! B
The Little Dog Laughed
1/18/06 ~ Broadway
Cast List: Johnny Garlicky, Neal Huff, Zoe Lister-Jones, Julie White. Nice capture of this show.
Merrily We Roll Along
1981 ~ Broadway
Lonny Price, Jim Walton, Ann Morrison, Jason Alexander
Amazing video considering its age, great sound B+
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-
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+
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-
Sunset Boulevard - Press Reels, LA
Glenn Close, Alan Campbell, George Hearn. The press reels from the much heralded L.A. production with Glenn Close. Sharp and clear video. 30 minutes of stand-out numbers from the show. A+
Sunset Boulevard, Sydmonton Festival, 5th September 1992 (Proshot)
Patti LuPone and Kevin Anderson
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+
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+
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-
1984 ~ Broadway
Stephanie Mills. Outstanding video and sound with very little generational loss! A