Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 11/15/16 (updated 11/18/16)

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Earlier recaps:

2016: November 8, 1 | October 25, 18, 11, 4 | September 27, 20, 13, 6 | August 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | July 26, 19, 12, 5 | June 28, 21, 14, 7 | May 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | April 26, 19, 12, 5 | March 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | February 23, 16, 9, 2 | January 26, 19, 12, 5, 2016 | 2015


CDs Now Available:

The Bodyguard The Musical
(First Night Records - new import CD)
World premiere cast recording. Featuring Alexandra Burke, Rachel Marron, Melissa James, Nicki Marron. "Rachel Marron Entrance," "Queen Of The Night," "How Will I Know," "Greatest Love Of All," "Saving All My Love For You," "Mayan Medley (Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, So Emotional)," "Run To You," "I Have Nothing / End Of Act One," "All The Man That I Need," "I'm Every Woman," "Fletcher," "All At Once," "Run To You Reprise / Going Home," "Jesus Loves Me / Phone Call," "Nicki's Death," "Jesus Loves Me Reprise," "One Moment In Time," "He's My Bodyguard," "I Will Always Love You," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody." Released in 2015 on mp3 and at iTunes. [Import CD was listed in 2015 when it was released in the UK, but it apparently never shipped to the U.S.] The U.S. Tour Begins November 25, 2016, In Millburn, NJ.

Diana Sheehan Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook
(new on CD)
Award-winning cabaret singer Diana Sheehan celebrates "the father of the American musical" Jerome Kern. "I Won't Dance / a Fine Romance," "How'd You Like to Spoon with Me?/They Didn't Believe Me," "You Couldn't Be Cuter," "Nobody Else but Me," "Bill," "I'm Old Fashioned," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Sure Thing / Don't Ever Leave Me," "Long Ago and Far Away / All the Things You Are," "I'll Be Hard to Handle," "Pick Yourself Up," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," "All Through the Day / in Love in Vain," "All in Fun," "Can I Forget You?/the Last Time I Saw Paris," "The Way You Look Tonight." Available at CDBaby.com.

Jazz Loves Disney
(Verve - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Recorded in Paris, London and Los Angeles. "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat" (Jamie Cullum), "He's a Tramp" (Melody Gardot), "Bibbidi Bobbodo Boo" (French Version, Stacey Kent), "When You Wish Upon a Star" (Gregory Porter), "Why Don't You Do Right" (China Moses), "I Wanna Be Like You" (Raphaël Gualazzi), "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (The Rob Mounsey Orchestra), "You've Got a Friend in Me" (Hugh Coltman), "Let It Go" (Anne Sila), "The Bare Necessities" (Melody Gardot & Raphaël Gualazzi), "Once Upon a Dream" (Laika), "Someday My Prince Will Come" (Nikki Yanofsky), "I Wanna Be Like You" (French & English Version, The Hot Sardines). Produced by Jay Newland and arranged and directed by Rob Mounsey.

Moana
(Disney - new on 2 CDs/mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack for 2016 animated film which includes songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Voices include Phillipa Soo. Deluxe edition includes outtakes and demos (with performers that include Lin-Manuel Miranda).

The Street Where I Live Audible – Unabridged
(Random House Audio - new Audiobook)
Alan Jay Lerner's 1978 autobiography. Read by David Case. 8 hours, 21 minutes.

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown York Theatre cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
By Clark Gesner, additional material by Andrew Lippa and Michael Mayer. Joshua Colley (Elf, the Musical), Gregory Diaz (School of Rock), Aidan Gemme (Finding Neverland), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita), Jeremy T. Villas (Kinky Boots) and Milly Shapiro (Matilda). Recorded June 13, 2016. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.


DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Megan Hilty: A Merry Little Christmas
(new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
"Jingle Bells," "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year / Skating," "A Place Called Home," "Santa Baby," "Count Your Blessings," "River," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Christmas Song," "Bless Us All," "There's Always Tomorrow." CD format available at her concerts. Released 11/13/16.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Death of a Salesman
(Shout! Factory - new on Blu-ray)
1985 TV production of Arthur Miller play. Dustin Hoffman, Charles Durning, John Malkovich, Jon Polito, Kate Reid, Linda Kozlowski, Louis Zorich, Stephen Lang.


BOOKs Now Available:

The Best Plays of 2015
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Lawrence Harbison, editor. Plays include King Liz by Fernanda Coppel, Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, New Country by Mark Roberts, Nice Girl by Melissa Ross, Lost Girls by John Pollono.

The Christians: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Lucas Hnath. Produced in 2015 at Playwrights Horizons. 96 pages.

Lazarus
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Libretto for recently produced musical by David Bowie and Enda Walsh. 112 pages. [There is also a 2017 release listed, but some current ones have shipped; it's unclear what the difference is.]

The Untold Stories Of Broadway, Volume 3
(Dress Circle Publishing - new paperback book)
By Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Third in her series of books with tales about Broadway theaters, 40 to be examined in all. Volume 3 includes the Broadhurst, the Belasco, the Edison, the Lyric, the Majestic, the Schoenfeld, the St. James and the Walter Kerr. Amazon links to comes. Also at DressCirclePublishing.com.


MUSIC to be released this Friday

The Bodyguard The Musical
(First Night Records - new import CD)
World premiere cast recording. Featuring Alexandra Burke, Rachel Marron, Melissa James, Nicki Marron. "Rachel Marron Entrance," "Queen Of The Night," "How Will I Know," "Greatest Love Of All," "Saving All My Love For You," "Mayan Medley (Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, So Emotional)," "Run To You," "I Have Nothing / End Of Act One," "All The Man That I Need," "I'm Every Woman," "Fletcher," "All At Once," "Run To You Reprise / Going Home," "Jesus Loves Me / Phone Call," "Nicki's Death," "Jesus Loves Me Reprise," "One Moment In Time," "He's My Bodyguard," "I Will Always Love You," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody." Released in 2015 on mp3 and at iTunes. [Import CD was listed in 2015 when it was released in the UK, but it apparently never shipped to the U.S.] The U.S. Tour Begins November 25, 2016, In Millburn, NJ.

Jazz Loves Disney
(Verve - new on CD)
Recorded in Paris, London and Los Angeles. "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat" (Jamie Cullum), "He's a Tramp" (Melody Gardot), "Bibbidi Bobbodo Boo" (French Version, Stacey Kent), "When You Wish Upon a Star" (Gregory Porter), "Why Don't You Do Right" (China Moses), "I Wanna Be Like You" (Raphaël Gualazzi), "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (The Rob Mounsey Orchestra), "You've Got a Friend in Me" (Hugh Coltman), "Let It Go" (Anne Sila), "The Bare Necessities" (Melody Gardot & Raphaël Gualazzi), "Once Upon a Dream" (Laika), "Someday My Prince Will Come" (Nikki Yanofsky), "I Wanna Be Like You" (French & English Version, The Hot Sardines). Produced by Jay Newland and arranged and directed by Rob Mounsey.

Moana
(Disney - new on CD)
Soundtrack for 2016 animated film which includes songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Voices include Phillipa Soo.

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown York Theatre cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
By Clark Gesner, additional material by Andrew Lippa and Michael Mayer. Joshua Colley (Elf, the Musical), Gregory Diaz (School of Rock), Aidan Gemme (Finding Neverland), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita), Jeremy T. Villas (Kinky Boots) and Milly Shapiro (Matilda). Recorded June 13, 2016. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Cabot Cove
(Broadway Records - new EP album on CD/)
Songs by Joel B. New, in the theme of the world of Jessica Fletcher. Performed by Lisa Howard. "The Corpse Danced at Midnight," "Dirge for a Dead Dachshund," "Goodbye, Charlie," "The Dead Must Sing (Gloria)," "Murder in a Minor Key," "Cabot Cove." Produced by Lorenzo Wolff. Orchestrations by Scott Wasserman. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Fences (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(Sony Classical - new on CD)
Soundtrack for 2016 movie version of August Wilson's play. Score by Marcelo Zarvos. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sydney.

Kinky Boots OBC vinyl
(Masterworks Broadway - vinyl double album)
Score by Cyndi Lauper. Stark Sands, Billy Porter, Tory Ross, Annaleigh Ashford,. "Price and Son Theme / The Most Beautiful Thing in the World," "Take What You Got," "Land of Lola," "Charlie's Soliloquy," "Step One," "Sex Is in the Heel," "The History of Wrong Guys," "Not My Father's Son," "Everybody Say Yeah," "What a Woman Wants," "In This Corner," "Charlie's Soliloquy (Reprise)," "Soul of a Man," "Hold Me in Your Heart," "Raise You Up / Just Be."

Vivian Reed: Yours Until Tomorrow: Epic Years
(SoulMusic Records - new on CD)
First ever CD compilation of Vivian Reed's Epic Records sessions from 1968 to 1971. "Baby Baby (I'll Be Your Woman Till I Die)," "I," "Yours Until Tomorrow," "I Wanna Be Free," "Look the Other Way," "Down Here on the Ground," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling / (You're My) Soul and Inspiration," "Harper Valley P.T.A," "Walk on My Side," "Let's Fall in Love All Over," "The Shape of Things to Come," "I've Gotta Be Me," "Somewhere," "Mama Open the Door," "Then I'll Be Over You," "Unbelievable," "Lean on Me," "Missing You," "I Feel the Earth Move," "Don't Close the Door on Me."


OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added, no release date:

Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers
(Bee & El and Sony Masterworks - new on CD)
"Soulful takes on classic Richard Rodgers songs." Solos and duets, including pairings with Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr., Renee Elise Goldsberry, Patina Miller, Ledisi, Joshua Henry, and Brandon Victor Dixon. Produced by Billy Porter. Expected April 2017.

Hamilton Mixtape Vol. 2
(new on CD/digital)
“The Schuyler Sisters" and other songs with contemporary pop start treatment.




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