Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 7/29/14
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CDs Now Available:
Debby Boone: Swing This
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Debby Boone's take on 1960s Las Vegas, the days of her father Pat Boone's performances there. "Sway," "That Old Black Magic," "More Than You Know," "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," "Cry Me a River," "Sing Sing Sing," "I'm Waiting Just for You," "Everybody Loves Somebody," "Get Me to the Church on Time," "Mack the Knife," "Round Midnight," "You & the Night & the Music," "Be Careful It's My Heart." 2013 release, not previously listed.
Don't Call Me Mama Anymore; Plus Rarities - Her Final Recordings
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Cass Elliot cabaret show, recorded over two nights at Mister Kelly night club in Chicago. Show tunes ("Extraordinary" from Pippin), standards ("I'll Be Seeing You") and new songs ("I'm Coming to the Best Part of My Life"). Deluxe reissue includes six bonus tracks representing her complete final recordings, including the unreleased album outtakes "Make Your Own Kind of Music/New World Coming/Dream a Little Dream of Me and Don t Make Me a Memory"; RCA single tracks of "Listen to the World" and "I Think a Lot About You," "Theme from L'Amour"; and previously unreleased, "Give A Little Laughter." Rare photos and liner notes by Cass Elliot expert Richard Barton Campbell. Remastered at Battery Studios in New York.
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini: Original Stereo Soundtrack
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)1965 soundtrack. "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini" (The Beach Gang)," "That's What I Call a Healthy Girl" (Beach Gang)," "If It's Gonna Happen" (Lu Ann Simms)," "How About Us" (Mickey Rooney and the Beach Girls)," "The Boy Next Door" (Harvey Lembeck)," "After the Party" (Beach Gang)," "Better Be Ready" (Annette Funicello)," "Follow Your Leader" (Harvey Lembeck)," "The Perfect Boy" (Funicello)," "Madison Avenue" (Mickey Rooney, Brian Donlevy)," "Give Her Lovin'" (The Kingsmen)," "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Reprise" (The Kingsmen).
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
Evangeline Charlottetown Festival cast
(Ted Dykstra - new mp3 album/iTunes)
Original cast recording of Ted Dykstra musical based on Longfellow's classic poem. 17-piece orchestra conducted by Bob Foster. 2013 Charlottetown Festival (Canada) cast includes Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier. "Prologue," "The Finest House," "All My Memories Are You," "The Wedding Song," "Forgive Them," "She," "All My Memories (Reprise 1)," "If It Takes All I Am," "Lullaby," "Exhilaration," "Help Us to Go On," "All My Memories (Reprise 2)," "Exhilaration (Reprise)," "Atchafalaya / Freedom," "I Only Hear Your Voice," "Don't Stand By," "I'm Growing Old Without You," "Is This Heaven?." Sample clips and mp3 album availible at CD Baby.
Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice
(new mp3 album/iTunes)
Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night With Fanny Brice, Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical ) album honoring Fanny Brice. Songs Brice was known for as well as a medley from musical Ghostlight (book, music and lyrics by Matthew Martin and Tim Realbuto) which features Fanny Brice as a character. "Second Hand Rose," "Make 'em Laugh / Sadie Salome," "I Was a Florodora Baby / When a Woman Loves a Man," "Cooking Breakfast for the One I Love," "I'd Rather Be Blue," "By Myself / Me and My Shadow," "Rose of Washington Square," "My Man / The Music That Makes Me Dance," "People / Don't Rain On My Parade," "If You Want the Rainbow You Must Have the Rain," "Ain't That Always the Way," "I'd Rather Make 'em Laugh / You Once Had Music." Sample clips, individual tracks and mp3 album at CD Baby.
Molly Ryan: Swing for Your Supper!
(Loup-Garous Productions - new digital/iTunes)
"Say It With a Kiss," "Where the Morning Glories Grow," "Hushabye Mountain" (with Maude Maggart), "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," "Get Rhythm in Your Feet" (And Music in Your Soul) [with Banu Gibson]," "My Dreams Are Gone With the Wind," "Sing for Your Supper" (with Banu Gibson & Maude Maggart), "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm / I'm Just Wild About Harry," "Save Your Sorrow / Look for the Silver Lining" (with Maude Maggart), "Love Is Just Around the Corner," "I'm Old Fashioned" (with Bucky Pizzarelli), "Ready for the River" (with Banu Gibson & Maude Maggart), "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life," "When My Ship Comes In," "Was That the Human Thing to Do?" (with Banu Gibson & Maude Maggart), "A Hundred Years from Today" (with Bucky Pizzarelli), "Happy Endings" (with Banu Gibson), "Whispers in the Dark," "Without a Song" (with Bucky Pizzarelli). Sample clips, tracks and digital album at CD Baby. 2013 album, not previously listed.
Please Return the Evening - Cherry Poppin' Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack
(Space Age Bachelor Pad Records - new mp3/iTunes)"The Best Is Yet to Come," "Come Fly With Me," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," "Fly Me to the Moon," "I'm Gonna Live Until I Die," "Luck Be a Lady," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Mr. Success," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Ring-a-Ding-Ding," "Just One of Those Things," "The Boys' Night Out," "Come Back to Me," "That's Life."
BOOKs Now Available:
Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Carol J. Oja. Part of the Broadway Legacies series. Examines the early days of Bernstein's career, and the challenging of artistic and political conventions of the day. Archival research, FBI files, interviews with surviving cast members, and previously untapped criticism in African-American newspapers and entertainment-trade journals. Introduction; Section I: Ballet, Nightclubs, Broadway (Youthful Celebrity and Progressive Visions: Breaking Out with Fancy Free; From Nightclubs to Broadway: The Revuers, Comedy Skits, and Progressive Politics; Creating a Broadway Musical: The Conception and Debut of On the Town); Section II: Staging Racial Politics (A Japanese American Star on Broadway: Sono Osato; Desegregating Broadway: On the Town and Race; Biographies on Stage: On the Town's Black Conductor, Dancers, and Singers); Section III: Musical Style (Crossover Composition: The Musical Styles of On the Town; On the Town After Dark: The Nightclub Scene); Section IV: Epilogue; Appendices (Discography and Videography of Fancy Free, On the Town, and The Revuers; Scenario for Fancy Free; Cast List for On the Town on Opening Night); Index. 400 pages; 50 photographs.
POSTER Now Available
Gypsy Piccadilly Theatre 1973 Repro Folio Poster
Depicting the 1973 Piccadilly production starring Angela Lansbury. Reproduction poster. Printed on top gloss poster paper. Measures 31 x 50 cm Approx. 12.5 x 20 inches. Available at Dress Circle.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Holiday Inn (Blu-ray + Digital HD with UltraViolet)
(Universal Studios - new Blu-ray)
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire 1942 holiday classic. Includes: digital copy; UltraViolet; A Couple of Song and Dance Men; All-Singing All-Dancing; feature commentary by Ken Barnes including archive audio comments from Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, and John Scott Trotter; theatrical trailer; Coloring a Classic.
Mary Poppins: The Legacy Collection
(Disney - new on 3 CDs)
Book-bound three-disc collectible set. Disc one: the original soundtrack; Disc two (some released on Saving Mr. Banks: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Deluxe Edition): 15 "pre-demos" recorded by the composer's during pre-production of the film, including a handful of songs that never made it to the final; seven "Lost Chords" tracks; Disc three: excerpts from the P.L. Travers story meetings with Don DaGradi and The Sherman Brothers and bonus material. Also, newly illustrated artwork by Lorelay Bove. Richard and Robert Sherman score with Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Glynis Johns, David Tomlinson. Disc two: "The Perfect Nanny" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Jolly Holiday" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "The Pearly Song" (Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious)" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Stay Awake" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman, "Chim Chim Cher-ee" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "I Love to Laugh" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Feed the Birds" (Tuppence a Bag)" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M. Sherman, "Let's Go Fly a Kite" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Mary Poppins Melody" (Pre-Demo) Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Mary Poppins Melody" (New Recording) Kate Higgins, "Admiral Boom" (Demo) Richard M Sherman, "Admiral Boom" (New Recording) Randy Crenshaw, Jeff Gunn & Dennis Kyle, "The Right Side" (Pre-Demo) Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "The Right Side" (New Recording) Juliana Hansen, "The Chimpanzoo" (Demo) with Richard M Sherman, "The Chimpanzoo" (New Recording) Bob Joyce, Jeff Gunn, Randy Crenshaw & Dennis Kyle, "The Land of Sand" (Pre-Demo) Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "The Land of Sand" (New Recording) Kate Higgins, Juliana Hansen, Jeff Gunn & Bob Joyce, "The North Pole Polka" (Pre-Demo) Richard M Sherman, "The North Pole Polka" (New Recording) with Jeff Gunn, Bob Joyce, Richard M Sherman, Kate Higgins & Dennis Kyle, "The Eyes of Love" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman, "The Eyes of Love" (New Recording) with Juliana Hansen, "Overture" (LP Version)". Disc three: Cherry Tree Lane, Mr Banks Decided to Hire a Nanny Himself, The Children Write Their Own Advertisement, The Line of Applicants/Mary Poppins Arrives, Notes on Mary Meeting The Banks, Up to the Nursery, Bert and the Talking Pictures, A Carousel Horse Ride to the Seashore, The Return Home, The Next Morning We Meet the Sweep, Uncle Albert's, A Change in the Wind and An Adventure with Admiral Boom, The Bird Woman, Mr Banks and The Compass, The Compass Sequence: Timbuktu, The Compass Sequence: The Land of Sand, The Compass Sequence: Tea in China, The Compass Sequence: The North Pole, The Return Home, Everyone Descends on Cherry Tree Lane, Mary Departs, Hollywood Spotlight Microphone Interview, 1964, The Sherman Brothers Reminisce.
Nevertheless: The Kalmar and Ruby Songbook
(Audiophile Records - new on CD)
Cabaret singer/pianist Ronny Whyte's tribute to songwriters Bert Kalmar, and Harry Ruby. Featuring Warren Vache on cornet, Lou Caputo on reeds and Ben Sher on guitar. "Give Me the Simple Life," "Nevertheless," "Keep Romance Alive," "Who's Sorry Now?," "Thinking of You," "Up In the Clouds," "Three Little ?Words," "All Alone Monday," "My Sunny Tennessee," "Take Me to the Land of Jazz," "A Kiss to Build a Dream On," "I Love You So Much," "I Wanna Be Loved by You," "Show Me a Rose," "Hold Me Thusly."
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Original Cast Recording
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Stephen Edwards/Justin Fleming score. Based on the Thomas Hardy book. UK cast. Includes the full length album with highlights from the complete unreleased studio cast recording, and the original 6 track EP by the Original London Cast. OLC: Philippa Healey, Alasdair Harvey, Jonathan Monks. Studio Cast: Eliza Lumley, Heather Craney, Deborah Stokes, Cathy Sara, Mark Umbers, Martin Crewes. Recorded at Angel Studios, London October 14th, 1999. OLC: "Who's Spinning the Wheel?," "Do I Love Her?," "Guide, Philosopher and Friend," "Save My Soul," "Leaving the Past Behind," "I Have Your Love; Studio Cast: "Water Meadows," "I'd Marry Him Tomorrow," "Can I Trust Him?," "In the Twilight of the Morning," "The Wedding," "I Fear His Gaze," "Chaseborough Market," "The Old Chase Wood," "Sorrow," "Birds of the North Star," "Threshing Field," "Come Back to Me," "River of Regret," "Angel Returns," "Stonehenge." Currently pre-ordering at StageDoorRecords.com and Dress Circle
. Should be available as an Amazon import soon.
Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
If/Then Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songs from the Tom Kitt/Brian Yorkey Broadway score. Presented in vocal lines with piano accompaniment. Contains: "Always Starting Over," "Best Worst Mistake," "Here I Go," "Hey, Kid," "It's a Sign," "Love While You Can," "Some Other Me," "What the Fuck?," "What Would You Do?," "You Don't Need to Love Me," "You Learn to Live Without," "You Never Know." 120 pages.
The London Stage 1940-1949: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
Second and updated edition of book in series by J.P. Wearing. Chronological calendar of more than 2,400 productions at 53 major central London theatres from the first of January, 1940, through the 31st of December, 1949. during this period. For each production: Title, Author, Theatre, Performers, Personnel, Opening and Closing Dates, Number of Performances. Other details include genre of the production, number of acts, and a list of reviews. Comment section includes other interesting information, such as plot description, first-night reception by the audience, noteworthy performances, staging elements, and details of performances in New York either prior to or after the London production.
The London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
Second and updated edition of book in series by J.P. Wearing. Chronological calendar of more than 3,100 productions at 52 major central London theatres from the first of January, 1950, through the 31st of December, 1959. during this period. For each production: Title, Author, Theatre, Performers, Personnel, Opening and Closing Dates, Number of Performances. Other details include genre of the production, number of acts, and a list of reviews. Comment section includes other interesting information, such as plot description, first-night reception by the audience, noteworthy performances, staging elements, and details of performances in New York either prior to or after the London production.
Peter and the Starcatcher (Acting Edition)
(Disney Editions - Paperback Book)
Script for the Broadway play by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Greg Call ("Peter and the Starcatchers").
What Do I Know?: People, Politics and the Arts
(Nick Hern Books - Hardcover Book)
Over fifty short pieces written by Richard Eyre (National Theatre) about art and politics, including Arthur Miller recounting the events of the first night of Death of a Salesman and other anecdotes and opinion pieces about involving Alan Bennett, Kate Winslet, Margaret Thatcher, John Mortimer and Marlon Brando; also some on Alzheimer's Disease, his love of climbing, and the relationship between music and sexuality. 288 pages.