Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 4/19/11

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CDs Now Available:

Lost Broadway and More Volume 3Lost Broadway and More Volume 3
(Original Cast Records - new on CD/mp3)
Unrecorded songs from Goodtime Charlie, Merrily We Roll Along, I'm Solomon, The Yearling, Something More, Ain't Broadway Grand!, Love From Judy, Dream With Music, Nowhere To Go But Up, The Little Show, Here's Where I Belong, Barefoot Boy With Cheek, Garrick Gaieties, Are You With It?, Take Me Along, Something More!, Allah Be Praised, East Wind, and Great To Be Alive. Featuring Michael Lavine, Alex Rolocek, Ian Michael Stuart, Steven Brinberg, Jillian Louis, Nicolette Hart, Susan Fanale, Sarah Rice, Megan McGinnis, Andrew Samonsky, Leah Horowitz, Heather McRae, Melissa Dye, Joan Bender, Christine Pedi, Michele Ragusa, Sheldon Harnick. Liner notes by Michael Lavine. Available at CD Baby and Footlight Records.


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Make Me a CowboyMake Me A Cowboy, A Western Musical Comedy
(Tea and Jam Music Publishing - new on mp3)
New western musical comedy cast recording. Original Music by Fran Ellison, Jane Godfrey, Kevin Kurth. Available at CD Baby.

Live and LearnWilliam Gray and the family next door: Live and Learn
(Lingonberry Arts - new on mp3)
Anti-bullying musical. Karaoke versions included. Available at CD Baby.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous BreakdownWomen on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
(Ghostlight - New at iTunes/Amazon mp3) Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - David Yazbek & Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Original Broadway Cast
OBC cast recording of musical based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar, with book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek. de'Adre Aziza, Laura Benanti, Danny Burstein, Justin Guarini, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Beth Peil and Sherie Rene Scott. Recorded January 17. Produced by David Yazbek and Dean Sharenow with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer. Overture, "Madrid is my Mama," "Lie To Me," "Lovesick," "Time Stood Still," "My Crazy Heart," "Model Behavior," "Island," "The Microphone," "On The Verge," "Entr’acte," "Mother’s Day," "Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today," "Tangled," "Invisible," "Island (Reprise)," "Shoes From Heaven," BONUS: "My Crazy Heart" (Original Show Opening). 40-page full-color booklet featuring an essay by Pedro Almodovar, liner notes by Frank Rich, a recipe for gazpacho by NY Times writer Mark Bittman. CD to be released on May 10.


DVDs Now Available:

Glee: EncoreGlee: Encore
(Fox Home Entertainment - new on Blu-Ray/DVD)
CD Universe
More than two hours of Season One's "most spectacular musical numbers," back-to-back. Cast includes Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch.

Rabbit Hole Blu-RayRabbit Hole
(Lionsgate - new on Blu-Ray/DVD)
CD Universe
2010 film version of David Lindsay-Abaire's play. Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Audio commentary with the director, writer, and director of photography; deleted scenes; trailer. 91 minutes.


BOOKs Now Available:

Making of Cabaret 2nd EditionThe Making of Cabaret 2nd Edition
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
By Keith Garebian. Condensing a wide variety of sources into a handy and engaging chronicle, this book is the most detailed production history to date of the original Broadway version of Cabaret, showing primarily how the show evolved from Christopher Isherwood's Berlin stories (especially the Sally Bowles novella), into John van Druten's stage play, a British film adaptation, and then the Broadway musical, conceived and directed by Harold Prince as an early concept musical or meta-musical. Includes an examination of the first London version (1968), Bob Fosse's 1972 film version, Hal Prince's 1987 Broadway remount, Sam Mendes's stunning 1998 production, Rufus Norris's London re-imagining (2006), and Amanda Dehnert's new investigation for the Stratford Festival of Canada (2006), and speculates on what the future holds for this musical. Nearly 40 illustrations, full cast credits, and a bibliography.

Ruth Leon on MusicalsThe Sound of Musicals
(Oberon Masters - Hardcover Book)
Ruth Leon tells all about the composers, the lyricists, the directors and the pioneers of the stage musical on both sides of the Atlantic while trying to reveal the truth behind the eternal question—what are musicals and why do we love them?

Theatre World Vol 66Theatre World Volume 66: 2009-2010
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
Ben Hodges and Scott Denny, editors. Annual comprehensive record of the theatrical season on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and in regional theatre. Each of the 1,000-plus entries includes photos, a complete cast listing, producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, and plot synopses. Obituaries, a listing of all nominees and winners of the major theatrical awards, the longest-running shows on and Off-Broadway, and a complete index.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Beyond the FringeBeyond the Fringe
(EMI - import 2-CD set)
Before opening at London's Fortune Theatre on 10th May 1961 the Beyond The Fringe cast had a try-out with a one week run at Cambridge's Arts Theatre from 24th-29th April. This is a recording of the Cambridge show recorded on 24th April, their first night, in front of a very enthusiastic and appreciative mostly student audience. It can now be heard for first time for 50 years. Over two hours of material, including 9 previously unreleased sketches which did not make the London run for either editorial reasons, or the Lord Chamberlain's disapproval.

Book of MormonThe Book Of Mormon OBC
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Score by Robert Lopez, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Cast includes Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Nikki M. James, Rory O'Malley, Michael Potts, Lewis Cleale, Scott Barnhardt, Justin Bohon, Darlesia Cearcy, Kevin Duda, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Brian Tyree Henry, Clark Johnsen, John Eric Parker, Jason Michael Snow, Benjamin Schrader, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears, Lawrence Stallings, Rema Webb, Maia Nkenge Wilson, Tommar Wilson, Graham Bowen, Ta'rea Campbell and Tyson Jennette.

How to SucceedHow to Succeed Without Really Trying
(Decca Broadway - new on CD)
2011 Broadway revival production. Frank Loesser score. Cast includes Daniel Radcliffe, John Larroquette, Tammy Blanchard, Christopher J. Hanke, Rob Bartlett, Mary Faber, Ellen Harvey, Michael Park. Will be available digitally May 24.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Dick Van Dyke My Lucky Life In and Out of Show BusinessDick Van Dyke: My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business, A Memoir
(Crown Archetype - new Hardcover/Kindle/Audio Book)
By Dick Van Dyke. "A colorful, loving, richly detailed look at the decades of a multilayered life." Foreword by Carl Reiner.





Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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