Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 6/10/14

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June 3 | May 27, 20, 13, 6 | April 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | March 25, 18, 11, 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013


Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.


CDs Now Available:

AndroclesAndrocles and the Lion
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new CD-R/iTunes)
1967 television cast recording of Richard Rodgers score. Ed Ames, Brian Bedford, Noel Coward, John Cullum, Clifford David, William Hickey, Kurt Kasznar, Patricia Routledge, Inga Swenson, Norman Wisdom. Includes "Don't Be Afraid of an Animal," "The Emperor's Thumb," "Fine Young Man," "Follow In Our Footsteps," "The Arena Pantomime," "No More Waiting," "Strangers," "Strength Is My Weakness," "Velvet Paws." May 13 at MasterworksBroadway.com. May 13 at MasterworksBroadway.com and May 20 at ArkivMusic.com

Bulets Over BroadwayBullets Over Broadway OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Cast includes Brooks Ashmanskas, Zach Braff, Nick Cordero, Marin Mazzie, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe, Lenny Wolpe, Heléne Yorke, Karen Ziemba, Jim Borstelmann, Janet Dickinson. "Overture," "Tiger Rag," "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You," "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me," "'Tain't a Fit Night Out For Man or Beast," "The Hot Dog Song," "They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me," "Up a Lazy River," "I'm Sitting On Top of the World," "Let's Misbehave," "There's a Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway," "(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You," "Here Comes the Hot Tamale Man," "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do," "Runnin' Wild," "There's a New Day Comin'!," "There'll Be Some Changes Made," "I Ain't Gonna Play Second Fiddle," "I've Found a New Baby," "The Panic Is On," "She's Funny That Way," "Yes! We Have No Bananas!," Bonus Track: The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band featuring Woody Allen. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes

Dianne SchuurDiane Schuur: I Remember You (with love to Stan and Frank)
(Jazzheads - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Jazz vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur tribute to Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra. "'S Wonderful," "Nice 'n' Easy," "Watch What Happens," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "How Insensitive," "Here's That Rainy Day," "Didn't We," "I Remember You," "I Get Along Without You Don't Worry Bout Me (medley)," "Second Time Around;," "For Once In My Life." With Alan Broadbent, Ben Wolfe, Ulysses Owens, Jr., Romero Lubambo, Roni Ben-Hur, and Joel Frahm. New arrangements by Alan Broadbent.

Himself and NoraHimself and Nora NYMF Cast
(Jay Records - new on CD)
2012 NYMF cast recording of Jonathan Brielle score. Matt Bogart (as James Joyce), Jessica Burrows, J.B. Wing, David Arthur and Brian Sills. "Himself and Nora / I Tell You Now," "Man of Erin," "Kiss," "Compatriots In Lust," "River Liffey," "Stand Fast," "Stand Fast Reprise," "Let's Have a Drink," "What Better Thing To Do," "Pound and Weaver," "I Say,," "The Grand Himself," "Man of Erin Reprise," "The Children of Mr. Joyce," "Without a Man," "All Ways In Love," "I Do," "What Better Thing To Do Reprise," "Touch Kiss," "Finale / River Liffey Reprise." Recorded October 15-16, 2012.

Perez CostelloLove Duets: Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello
(Warner Classics - new on CD)
Husband and wife opera stars, tenor and soprano, with BBC Symphony Orchestra. "Toi! Vous!!...N'est-ce plus ma main," "Suzel, buon dì -'Cherry Duet'," "Signor ne prinicipe -E il sol...addio speranza," "Caro Elisir...Esulti pur la Barbara," "Il se fait tard," "Un dì felice," "O soave fanciulla," "One hand, one heart," "If I loved you," "I'll know," "And this is my beloved."

The ShaggsShaggs: Philosophy of the World Off-Broadway cast
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD/mp3/)
Score by Joy Gregory and Gunnar Madsen. Peter Friedman, Kevin Cahoon, Annie Golden, Jamey Hood, Emily Walton, and Sarah Sokolovic.

Swan EstherSwan Esther Import
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Musical retelling of the biblical story of Esther, score by Nick Munns and J. Edward Oliver. Appeared at London's Young Vic Theatre in December 1983 in a limited run, then toured as Swan Esther And The King. This release features the complete 1983 concept album (digitally remastered from the original master tapes) with studio rehearsal demos of the additional songs composed for the touring production, plus bonus unreleased recording by Stephanie Lawrence "Here Stands a Man" from the unproduced 1992 musical adaptation of How Green Was My Valley, music & lyrics Shirlie Roden. Release a week earlier in the U.K. at StageRecords.com.

West Side Story San Francisco SymphonyWest Side Story Live with San Francisco Symphony
(SFS Media - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Live recording from June 27-July 2, 2013, symphony concerts with Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber, Jessica Vosk, Kevin Vortmann, Juliana Hansen, Cassie Simone, Louise Cornillez, Justin Keyes, Zach Ford, Chris Meissner, Louis Pardo, David Michael Laffey, Kelly Markgraf, Julia Bullock and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

HeathersHeathers Original Off-Broadway cast Digital
(Yellow Sound Label - iTunes)
Laurence O'Keefe-Kevin Murphy score. Barrett Wilbert Weed, Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alice Lee, Heather Duke, Jon Eidson, Evan Todd, Anthony Crivello, Dan Cooney and Michelle Duffy. Produced by Michael Croiter, Murphy and O'Keefe. Recorded 4/15-16. CD expected June 17.


DVD/Blu-Rays/Digital Video Now Available:

Kismet Blu-rayKismet
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1955 musical film adaptation of Alexander Borodin/Robert Wright/George Forrest musical. Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Dolores Gray, Vic Damone, Sebastian Cabot, Monty Woolley, Jack Elam. Directed by Vincente Minnelli and Stanley Donen. Screenplay by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis.

Showboat 1936Show Boat (1936)
(Warner Archive - new on DVD)
Film version of Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical. Irene Dunn, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan, Helen Westley, Hattie McDaniel. Amazon release 4/29/14.

Six by SondheimSix by Sondheim
(new Amazon HD video)
HBO documentary on the life and work of Stephen Sondheim. With Susan Browning, Glenn Close, Jarvis Cocker, George Coe, Darren Criss, John Cunningham, Yvonne De Carlo, Judi Dench, Steve Elmore, America Ferrera, George Hearn, Jackie Hoffman, Beth Howland, Hugh Jackman, Glynis Johns, Dean Jones, Jeremy Jordan, Jeremy Jordan. Also available as disc-on-demand at Warner Archive.


BOOKs Now Available:

AnnapurnaAnnapurna
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Sharr White.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

HedwigHedwig and the Angry Inch OBC
(Atlantic Records - new on CD)
Broadway cast recording of Stephen Trask musical. Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall and Justin Craig (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Matt Duncan (bass, vocals), Tim Mislock (guitar, vocals), and Peter Yanowitz (drums, vocals). Produced By Stephen Trask, Tim O'heir, and Justin Craig. "America the Beautiful," "Tear Me Down," "The Origin of Love," "Deutschlandlied," "Sugar Daddy," "When Love Explodes (Love Theme from "Hurt Locker: The Musical")," "Angry Inch," "Wig In A Box," "Wicked Little Town," "The Long Grift," "Hedwig's Lament," "Exquisite Corpse," "Wicked Little Town (Reprise)," "Midnight Radio." Single tracks "Sugar Daddy" and "Wig in a Box" now available.

HedwigHedwig and the Angry Inch OBC Digital
(Atlantic Records - mp3/iTunes)
Broadway cast recording of Stephen Trask musical. Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall and Justin Craig (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Matt Duncan (bass, vocals), Tim Mislock (guitar, vocals), and Peter Yanowitz (drums, vocals). Produced By Stephen Trask, Tim O'heir, and Justin Craig. "America the Beautiful," "Tear Me Down," "The Origin of Love," "Deutschlandlied," "Sugar Daddy," "When Love Explodes (Love Theme from "Hurt Locker: The Musical")," "Angry Inch," "Wig In A Box," "Wicked Little Town," "The Long Grift," "Hedwig's Lament," "Exquisite Corpse," "Wicked Little Town (Reprise)," "Midnight Radio." Single tracks "Sugar Daddy" and "Wig in a Box" now available. CD to be released July 15.

Lost Broadway 6 Jerome Kern Lost Broadway and More, Volume 6: Jerome Kern
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
Work by Jerome Kern from 1907 through 1956 for The Beauty Prize, One Night in the Tropics, The Marriage Market, The Girl From Montmartre, The Orchid, Dear Sir, Fluffy Ruffles, Toot Toot and more. Lyricists include Harry B. Smith, Oscar Hammerstein II, Herbert Reynolds, Dorothy Fields, Howard Dietz, Otto Harbach, Gene Buck, E.Y. Harburg. 24 tracks. Michael Lavine, Michael Marcotte, Erick Pinnick, Kerry Conte, Samantha Massell, Arlo Hill, Michael Marcotte, Ari Butler, Warrick Smith, Wendi Bergamini, Jenny Ashman, Ted Stevenson, Jacob Heimer, Jennifer Malenke, Sara Edwards, Morgan Weed. Currently pre-ordering at OriginalCastRecords.com.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Tradition!Tradition!: The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of Fiddler on the Roof, The World's Most Beloved Musical
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Barbara Isenberg. Material from interviews with the men and women behind the original production, the film and significant revivals: Harold Prince, Sheldon Harnick, Joseph Stein, Austin Pendleton, Joanna Merlin, Norman Jewison, Topol, Harvey Fierstein and more/ Published in celebration of Fiddler’s 50th anniversary.

OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Track list announced:

Music from Jersey Boys MovieJersey Boys: Music From Motion Picture and Broadway Show
(Rhino - new on CD)
Selected songs by the Four Season and songs from the 2014 film featuring John Lloyd Young, Mike Doyle, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen. "Prelude," December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "My Mother's Eyes" (Valli), "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (John Lloyd Young), "A Sunday Kind Of Love" (JLY, Valli & The Four Seasons), "Moody's Mood For Love" (JLY), "Cry For Me" (Erich Bergen), "Sherry" (JLY), "Big Girls Don't Cry" (JLY), "Walk Like A Man" (JLY), " My Boyfriend's Back" (Kimmy Gatewood), "My Eyes Adored You" (JLY), "Dawn (Go Away)" (JLY), "Big Man In Town"" (JLY), "Beggin" (Valli & The Four Seasons, JLY, Ryan Malloy), "Medley: "Stay/Let's Hang On (To What We've Got)/Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me)/Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye)" (JLY), "C'mon Marianne" (Valli & The Four Seasons, JLY), "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (JLY), "Working My Way Back To You" (JLY), "Fallen Angel" (Valli), "Who Loves You" (Valli & The Four Seasons, JLY), "Closing Credits: Sherry/"December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" (JLY, Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza); Bonus tracks: "Sherry" (Valli & The Four Seasons, "Dawn (Go Away)" (Valli & The Four Seasons), "Rag Doll" (Valli & The Four Seasons).



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