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This edition: For the Record: Inside Cast Albums

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 3, 2009.

Highlights of the discussion center on how these albums get made; the cost of producing them; where they fit in today's market; how technology has affected their production; how much collaboration there is - or isn't - with the shows' directors; changes to the production model; marketing and distribution; digital vs. traditional retail release of albums; and what they mean to the legacy of a musical.

Guest List

Melissa Rose Bernardo Theatre Critic, Entertainment Weekly

Theodore Chapin Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization

Kurt Deutsch Co-Founder/President, Sh-K-Boom Records/Ghostlight Records

Brian Drutman Vice President, Broadway & Soundtracks, Decca Label Group

Thomas Z. Shepard Recording Executive & Producer