Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 5/1/12

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:

2012:

April 24 | April 17 | April 10 | April 3 | March 27 | March 20 | March 13 | March 6 | February 28 | February 21 | February 14 | February 7 | January 31 | January 24 | January 17 | January 10 | January 3

2011:

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:

Julian OvendenJulian Ovenden: If I Stay
(Universal/Decca - new on import CD)
Solo album from West End (soon in Finding Neverland) and Broadway (Death Takes a Holiday) performer. To be released 4/24 in the UK: pre-ordering at Amazon UK. "It Hurts To Say Goodbye," "The Last Waltz," "Woman To Man," "If You Go Away," "Stay," "I'm Not Coming Home," "Up, Up And Away," "When She Loved Me," "In A Broken Dream," "Ten Thousand Miles," "Just To See Each Other Again," "Something Better," "You've Made Me So Very Happy." Available since 4/23 at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.

Music of SmashThe Music of Smash
(Columbia - new on CD/mp3The Music of SMASH (Soundtrack) - SMASH Cast

Original songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, Will Chase and cast. "Touch Me," "Stand," "Who You Are," "Crazy," "Beautiful," "Haven't Met You Yet," "Shake It Out," "Brighter Than the Sun," "Let Me Be Your Star," "The 20th Century Fox Mambo," "Mr& Mrs Smith," "Let's Be Bad," "History Is Made at Night." CDs purchased at Target include five additional tracks: "September Song" (Anjelica Huston), "Our Day Will Come" (Katharine McPhee), "Everything's Coming Up Roses" (Bernadette Peters); "Breakaway" (Megan Hilty); and "Run" (Katharine McPhee).

Victor HerbertVictor Herbert: Collected Songs
(New World Records - on 4 CDs/mp3Victor Herbert: Collected Songs - Various Artists
Marnie Breckenridge, George Dvorsky, Sara Jean Ford, Steven LaBrie, Aaron Lazar, Jeanne Lehman, Rebecca Luker, Daniel Marcus, Dillon McCartney, Jonathan Michie, Ron Raines, Valerian Ruminski, Zachary Stains, Rosalie Sullivan, Korliss Uecker, Margaret Jane Wray. 102 tracks total. Produced by Larry Moore. See Amazon for track list.


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

john & jenjohn & jen
(Ghostlight - mp3)
Digital release of 1996 Off-Broadway cast recording. Andrew Lippa/Tom Greenwald score. Carolee Carmello and James Ludwig.


BOOKs Now Available:

The ColumnistThe Columnist: A Play
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
David Auburn's play, currently on Broadway starring John Lithgow.

The Vernon Duke SongbookThe Vernon Duke Songbook Vol. 1
(Boosey & Hawkes - Paperback Book)
16 songs from stage and screen including: April in Paris," "Autumn in New York." "I Like the Likes of You," "Paris in New York," "Sweet Bye and Bye and more. Includes a composer biography.

Women Vaudeville Stars: 80 Biographical ProfilesWomen Vaudeville Stars: Eighty Biographical Profiles
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By Armond Fields (Maude Adams: Idol of American Theater). Paperback version of 2006 book. Tells the stories of 80 who were among the top vaudeville acts in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Biographies of the performers in each category appear in order of the date they entered vaudeville. A final section concentrates on the headliners? heritage, taking a broad look at the group according to ethnic background, socioeconomic background, family life, and other factors, including what happened to them after vaudeville died.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

CoriolanusCoriolanus
(Weinstein Company - new Blu-Ray/DVD)
2011 film version of Shakespeare tragedy. Ralph Fiennes and Gerard Butler. Fiennes directs.

George Dvorsky: All Through the NightGeorge Dvorsky: All Through the Night
(JAY Records - new on CDAll Through The Night - George Dvorsky
Solo album with National Symphony Orchestra. "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'," "Lucky To Be Me," "All Through The Night" (with Rebecca Luker) "She Was There," "I Wish I Could Forget You," "All I Care About Is Love (With Girls), "Lonely Town," "Soliloquy," "Almost Like Being In Love (with Janis Kelly), "The Impossible Dream," "Bring Him Home," "Something Wonderful," "I've Come To Wive It Wealthily In Padua (With Men), "Younger Than Springtime," "The Happy Time," "There But For You Go I."


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

The Anarchist
(TCG - Paperback Book)
New play by David Mamet.

Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando: Two Renderings for the Stage
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Sarah Ruhl translations of Three Sisters and Orlando.

Sex PlaysSex Plays by Eric Bogosian
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Bogosian's two newest plays: Skunkweed details the culture clash between a Los Angeles screenwriter and a working-class girl and her rural Florida clan in a hotel room; 1+1 explores desire, greed, and responsibility to others through the lives of an aspiring actress, assistant restaurant manager, and a photographer.

The Train Driver and Other Plays
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Athol Fugard's The Train Driver plus Coming Home and Have You Seen Us?.





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

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