Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 3/6/12

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CDs Now Available:

Idina Menzel LiveIdina Menzel Live: Barefoot At The Symphony
(Concord Jazz - new on CD/mp3Live - Barefoot At the Symphony - Idina Menzel
Companion CD to PBS concert to be shown nationally beginning March 3. "Life Of The Party," "I'm Not That Girl," "Love For Sale / Roxanne," "Funny Girl / Don't Rain On My Parade," "Asleep On The Wind," "No Day But Today," "Poker Face," "Gorgeous," "Look To The Rainbow," "Good Morning Walker / I Feel Smoochie," "Where Or When," "Heaven Help My Heart," "For Good," "Defying Gravity," "Tomorrow." With Taye Diggs and Marvin Hamlisch.

Judy Garland Carnegie HallJudy Garland: Carnegie Hall
(Performance Records - new import 2 CD set/mp3Judy At Carnegie Hall - Judy Garland
Original vinyl version, newly remastered. Winner of five Grammy Awards and the best-selling album in Judy Garland's career. Full Judy At Carnegie Hall album plus fourteen bonus tracks from her 1957 album Alone, her 1958 album Judy In Love and her 1960 album That's Entertainment!. Liner notes. Also released in the U.K. on 2/27/12 at at Amazon UK and Dress Circle.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Idina Menzel Live DVDIdina Menzel Live: Barefoot At The Symphony
(Concord - new Amazon Exclusive DVD)
PBS concert to be shown nationally beginning March 3. Songs include "Life Of The Party," "I'm Not That Girl," "Love For Sale / Roxanne," "Funny Girl / Don't Rain On My Parade," "Asleep On The Wind," "No Day But Today," "Poker Face," "Gorgeous," "Look To The Rainbow," "Good Morning Walker / I Feel Smoochie," "Where Or When," "Heaven Help My Heart," "For Good," "Defying Gravity," "Tomorrow." With Taye Diggs and Marvin Hamlisch.

(20th Century Fox - new on DVD)
1994 animated film with songs by Barry Manilow and William Ross. Voices include Jodi Benson, Barbara Cook, Carol Channing, Charo, and Gilbert Gottfried.

BOOKs Now Available:

Irving Berlin ReaderThe Irving Berlin Reader (Readers on American Musicians)
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Benjamin Sears. Chronology of Berlin's life and work, each section with a critical introduction to contextualize the materials within the framework of American musical history. The writings, many by Berlin himself, provide a new perspective on Berlin that highlights his musical genius in the context of his artistic development.

MarleneMarlene: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Charlotte Chandler. In the mid-1970s Chandler interviewed the reclusive actress in Dietrich's Paris apartment. Chandler also interviewed others who knew Dietrich well, including Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Burt Bacharach. Relates how Dietrich began her career in Berlin as a model, then a stage and screen actress during the silent era, moving on to become one of the brightest lights in Hollywood. Dietrich spoke candidly with Chandler about her unconventional marriage. 304 pages.

Sound of Music ScrapbookThe Sound of Music Family Scrapbook
(Applause - Hardcover Book/DVD)
The inside story of the beloved movie musical, revealed by the actors who starred as the Von Trapp children (Charmian Carr, Nicholas Hammond, Heather Menzies, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner, Kym Karath). Tells the story of the iconic film's cast, both during the filming and once the movie was released. Include are a DVD with their own home-movie footage, memorabilia they have cherished and preserved over the years, including letters home to their families in America, a page from the script with edits marked in the margin and a ticket to the world premiere. Introduction by Ted Chapin. 96 pages


Bonnie  & ClydeBonnie & Clyde Original Broadway Cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of Frank Wildhorn Don Black score. Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan, Melissa van der Schyff, Claybourne Elder, Joe Hart, Louis Hobson, Talon Ackerman, Rozi Baker, Leslie Becker, Mimi Bessette, Alison Cimmet, Daniel Cooney, Jon Fletcher, Kelsey Fowler, Victor Hernandez, Sean Jenness, Katie Klaus, Michael Lanning, Garrett Long, Matt Lutz, Marissa McGowan, Cassie Okenka, Justin Matthew Sargent, Jack Tartaglia and Tad Wilson. Produced by Frank Wildhorn, John McDaniel and David Lai. Executive produced by Van Dean, Corey Brunish, Howard Kagan and Terry Schnuck. Recorded January 2, 2012.

Gershwins' Porgy and BessThe Gershwins' Porgy and Bess New Broadway Cast Recording
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs)
Score by George Gershwin, Dubose & Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin. Orchestrations by William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke. Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, David Alan Grier, with Phillip Boykin, Nikki Renée Daniels, Joshua Henry, Christopher Innvar, Bryonha Marie Parham, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Allison Blackwell, Roosevelt André Credit, Trevon Davis, Joseph Dellger, Wilkie Ferguson III, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Heather Hill, David Hughey, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Alicia Hall Moran, Cedric Neal, Phumzile Sojola, Nathaniel Stampley, Julius Thomas III, J.D. Webster, Lisa Nicole Wilkerson.

One Man, Two GuvnorsThe Craze: One Man, Two Guvnors - The Music
(DRG Records - new on CD)
All 15 songs from the show, performed by Grant Olding and The Craze, as well as original cast members James Corden, Oliver Chris, Daniel Rigby, Martyn Ellis, Claire Lams, Suzie Toase and Jemima Rooper. Broadway art and new packaging plus an additional instrumental, "Calypso Jones." Previously available in the U.K. at National Theatre website.


Album Produced ByAlbum Produced By... More of My Rollercoaster Life
(Kritzerland - new book)
By Bruce Kimmel. A look back at his career in the recording industry. Pre-ordering at


Added, no release date:

Sweeney Todd Chichester Festival Cast
(new on CD)
Recorded February 25. Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.

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

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