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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 11/1/11

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:


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 | June 28 | June 21 | June 14 | June 7 |May 31 | May 24 | May 17 | May 10 | May 3 | April 26 | April 19 | April 12 | April 5 | March 29 | March 22 | March 15 | March 8 | March 1 | February 22 | February 15 | February 8 | February 1 | January 25 | January 18 | January 11

CDs Now Available:

About Bill
(new on CD)
Matthew Strachan score for one-woman musical. Kim Ismay. Available for pre-order at Dress Circle

(on CD)
Reissue of 1989 Ian Dury solo show recording. Recorded before the show opened and includes twelve of the twenty songs that featured in the show. Frances Ruffelle on vocals. Available at Dress Circle.

Babes in Arms
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/mp3/iTunesBabes In Arms (Original Soundtrack) - Various Artists
First CD release of 1951 Goddard Lieberman-produced studio recording of Rodgers & Hart score. Mardi Bayne, Mary Martin, Jack Cassidy. Lehman Engel, conductor. "Overture," "Where or When," "Babes in Arms," "I Wish I Were in Love Again," "Way Out West," "My Funny Valentine," "Johnny One Note," "Imagine," "All at Once," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "You Are So Fair," "Finale." CD-R also available at ArkivMusic. (relisted as digital links were not available last week).

Elf  OBC
(Ghostlight - new on CD/mp3Elf - The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Various Artists
Original Broadway cast recording. Matthew Sklar/Chad Beguelin score (book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin). Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum. Sebastian Arcelus, Amy Spanger, Mark Jacoby, Michael Mandell, Michael McCormick, Valerie Wright, Matthew Gumley, Matthew Schecter.

Tears of Heaven - The Concept Recording
(GlobalVision - new on CD/mp3Tears of Heaven - The Concept Recording - Various Artists
Frank Wildhorn/Robin Lerner score. Morgan James, Linda Eder, Christiane Noll, Rob Evan, Michael Lanning, Jackie Burns, James Barbour. Arranged and Orchestrated by Jeremy Roberts. Valhalla Symphony Orchestra.


Linda Lavin: Possibilities
(Ghostlight - new mp3/iTunesPossibilities - Linda Lavin
Musical Direction / Arrangements / Piano by Billy Stritch. Produced by John Brown. Recorded at Overdub Lane, Durham, NC. "It Might As Well Be Spring," "Hey, Look Me Over," "There's A Small Hotel," "In Love Again," "Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)," "'Deed I Do," "It Amazes Me," "You've Got Possibilities," "Rhode Island Is Famous For You," "The Song Remembers When," "Walk Between Raindrops," "Two For The Road." CD to be released 11/29/11.

BOOKs Now Available:

Junior Broadway: How to Produce Musicals With Children 9 to 13 (2nd revised edition)
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
Beverly B. Ross and and Jean P. Durgin. Completely revised and fully updated version of their 1998 step-by-step guide to producing musicals with middle school students. Voice, music, choreography, costumes, make-up, scenery, lighting, props, sound effects, backstage management--all phases of producing a major musical play with children as actors and stage crew are covered here, as well as the program, souvenirs, and photographs, not to mention handling pre-show jitters and throwing the after-the-show party. The techniques are tailored to children?s abilities and needs (e.g., what to do with the "love scene").

Lux Presents Hollywood: A Show-by-Show History of the Lux Radio Theatre and the Lux Video Theatre, 1934-1957
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By Connie Billips and Arthur Pierce. Show-by-show chronicle of the series, arranged by broadcast season, and showing network affiliation, host, announcer, director, musical director, and adaptation writer. Show listings include title, date first broadcast, cast, cast of the Lux commercials, plot synopsis, and film versions of the story. Also provided are the intermission guests-D.W. Griffith, Theda Bara, King Vidor, Sid Grauman among others-interviewed between acts of the broadcasts.

Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years
(William Morrow - Hardcover/Kindle/Audiobook)
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Fourth and final entry in Gregory Maguire's Oz series; the first was adapted for the musical Wicked.

They Can't Take That Away from Me: Musical Memories That Colour Our Lives
(Accent Press Ltd - Paperback Book)
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More than 100 celebrities were asked what songs bring back special memories, including Joan Collins, ("The Way You Look Tonight" reminds her of the first dance at her wedding to Percy Gibson), Joanna Lumley (thinks of her childhood in the Far East whenever she hears Nat King Cole singing "Stardust"). A musical memory tour with the stars to a place where it is yesterday once more. British author Jackie McGregor got her inspiration for this book from when she saw the effect that music had on her ailing father, listening to the old wartime band songs brought him alive again as he relived his courting days. Fundraiser for an Alzheimers charity.

CALENDAR Now Available:

West End Bares Calendar
(2012 calendar)

Oliver Thornton, Ramin Karimloo, Summer Strallen, Zizi Strallen, Natalie Stacy, Luke Jackson, Aaron Renfree and more West End stars. Sold in aid of TheatreMAD The Make A difference Trust. Pre-ordering at Dress Circle


Burnt Part Boys Cast album
(Yellow Sound Records - new on CD)Score by Chris Miller (music) and Nathan Tysen (lyrics). Book by Mariana Elder. 2010 Playwrights Horizons cast. Charlie Brady, Al Calderon, Andrew Durand, Steve French, Noah Galvin, Michael Park, Molly Ranson, Randy Redd, Asa Somers.

Out Of Context: The Songs Of Michael Patrick Walker
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD/mp3)
Songs by composer/lyricist Michael Patrick Walker ( Altar Boyz). Featuring Peter Friedman, Noah Galvin, Andy Karl, Andy Mientus, Jim Stanek, Cheyenne Jackson, Kelli O'Hara, Rachel York, Michael Arden, Lisa Howard, Anne L. Nathan, Kate Wetherhead, Telly Leung, Kerry O'Malley and Natalie Venetia Belcon. "All About Me," "Weird Little Man," "Never Added Up," "Irene," "Different Kind Of Man," "More," "Moonflower," "Someday," "Finding Me," "Pour Poor Me," "The Wall," "Sometimes," "I Believe."


Book of Mormon Piano/Vocal Selections
(Alfred Publishing - Paperback Book)
Official sheet music collection for Tony Award-winning Broadway blockbuster written by Robert Lopez, and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Piano/vocal arrangements of all 16 songs from the original Broadway cast recording plus eight pages of full-color photos from the original Broadway production. "Hello!," "Two by Two," "You and Me (But Mostly Me)," "Hasa Diga Eebowai," "Turn It Off," "I Am Here for You," "All-American Prophet," "Sal Tlay Ka Siti," "Man Up," "Making Things Up Again," "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream," "I Believe," "Baptize Me," "I Am Africa," "Joseph Smith American Moses," "Tomorrow Is a Latter Day."

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