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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 2/21/12

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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Earlier recaps:


February 14 | February 7 | January 31 | January 24 | January 17 | January 10 | January 3


December 27 | December 20 | December 13 | December 6 | November 29 | November 22 | November 15 | November 8 | November 1 | October 25 | October 18 | October 11 | October 4 | September 27 | September 20 | September 13 | September 6 | August 30 | August 23 | August 16 | August 9 | August 2 | July 26 | July 19 | July 12 | July 5

CDs Now Available:

David Merrick Presents Hits from His Broadway Hits
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/mp3/iTunesDavid Merrick Presents Hits from His Broadway Hits - Various Artists
1964 album. John Gary, Ann-Margret and The Merrill Staton Voices. "Fanny," "Love Makes the World Go 'round" (Carnival), "Make Some One Happy" (Do Re Mi), "Small World" (Gypsy), "Our Language of Love" (Irma la Douce), "Take Me Along," "What Kind of Fool Am I?" (Stop the World, I Want to Get Off), "As Long As He Needs Me" (Oliver!), "Comes Once in a Lifetime" (Subways Are for Sleeping), "Anyone Would Love You" (Destry Rides Again), "Is It Really Me ?" (110 in the Shade), "Hello, Dolly!." New liner notes by Peter Filichia. CD-R available at

The Spirit of River City
(new on CD)

Live/studio mix recording. Book, music, lyrics by Randolph Hobler. 2008 premiere at Stephen Sondheim Performing Arts Center in Fairfield, Iowa. Second place in 2011 ANMT Search for New Musicals. 22 tracks. Clips and CD available at CD Baby.


Elvira Barjau: So This is Love
(new mp3 album)
Theatre performer/singer debut album. "Unexpected Song," "Where or When," "I'm All Smiles," "You and the Night and the Music," "Dos Gardenias," "Down With Love," "When I Look in Your Eyes," "Why Did I Choose You," "So This Is Love." Available at CD Baby.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Hazel: The Complete Second Season
(Shout! Factory - new on 4 DVDs)
All 32 episodes of 1962-63 season of TV show starring Shirley Booth, with Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock. Guest stars include Florence Sundstrom, Frank Aletter, Max Showalter, Louise Lorimer.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Astaires: Fred & Adele
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Kathleen Riley. Story of the dancing siblings told in depth and within its historical and theatrical context.

Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America
(Twelve - New Hardcover/Kindle )
Christopher Bram chronicles the rise of gay consciousness in American writing through fifty years of momentous change. Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg, James Baldwin, Armistead Maupin, Edmund White, Tony Kushner, and Edward Albee among them.

The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical (Oxford Handbooks)
(Oxford Univ Press - new Hardcover Book)
Editors Raymond Knapp, Mitchell Morris, Stacy Wolf. Cross-section of essays written by leading experts in the field, organized within broad conceptual groups... on issues and topics in the field of musical-theater and film-musical studies.


Alfie Boe: The Bring Him Home Tour
(new region-free Blu-ray/region 2 DVD set)
Filmed live at the Royal Festival Hall in London, during Alfie Boe (Les Miserable) sold out tour. Guests include Melanie C, Matt Lucas and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Songs include "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "Maria" and "When I Fall in Love." Available for pre-order at Dress Circle


Added, no release date:

Al Hirschfeld Biography
(Sarah Crichton Books - new book)
By Ellen Stern. The life of theatre artist Al Hirschfeld. Expected in 2015.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff. Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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