Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 5/17/11

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CDs Now Available:

Alfie Boe Stranger in Paradies CollectionAlfie Boe: You'll Never Walk Alone - The Collection
(EMI Classics - new import CD/iTunesYou'll Never Walk Alone - The Collection - Alfie Boe
CD Universe
Collection of songs and arias from the Lancashire-born tenor (Les Miserables concert). "Caruso," "Torna a Surriento," "Mattinata," "Granada," "A Living Prayer," "Where'er You Walk" (Semele), "A Gaelic Blessing [new version by Rutter]," "The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)," "I Vow To Thee My Country," "Brindisi" (La Traviata), "Abide With Me," "Stranger In Paradise," "Fratello sole sorella luna," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Eternal Light: A Requiem" (2008) - Agnus Dei, "Eternal Light: A Requiem" (2008) - Cujus Animam (Stabat Mater).

Beyond the GateBeyond the Gate: an original musical review
(new CD)
Conceived by Mercury Musical Developments and The Gate Theatre. The workshop revue was presented in 2011 at The Gate to showcase the songwriting skills of some the best writers in Britain. Singers include David Burt, Stuart Matthew Price, and Cath Whitefield. "Did It Really Happen?" (by Sarah Travis & Don Black), "Siren Song" (by Cathy Shostak & Chris Burgess), "Horse Whispers" (by Tim Sutton), "Dear Helen" (by Craig Adams), "Menelaus Weeps" (by James Humphreys), "Itís Not About Him" (by Richard Stilgoe), "Helenís Apologia" (by Maurice Chernick), "This Baby Sleeps" (by John Farndon), "The Boat To Troy" (by Dougal Irvine), "Out On The Balcony" (by Eric Angus & Paul James), "Helen" (by Frank Lazarus), "Cassandraís Lament" (by Gwyneth Herbert), "Stories Of Heroes" (by Stuart Matthew Price). Arrangements by SarahTravis. Ordering link and samples at www.simongreiff.com/Beyond_the_Gate/simg_records.html.

Jenny Powers & Matt CavenaughJenny Powers & Matt Cavenaugh: Gonna Make You Love Me
(new on CD/mp3)
CD Universe
"Somebody to Love" (Matt Cavenaugh, "Sunday Kind of Love" (Jenny Powers), "I Wanna Be With You Jenny & Matt), "I Think We're Alone Now" (Jenny), "I Get Along Without You Very Well-Bent" (Jenny & Matt), "A Case of You" (Matt), "Real Good Thing" (Jenny & Matt), "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" (Jenny), "You Send Me" (Matt), "The Best is Yet to Come" (Jenny & Matt). Also available at CD Baby.

The Merry WidowThe Merry Widow 1964 Music Theatre of Lincoln Center
(Masterworks/Arkiv - new on CD-R/mp3/iTunesThe Merry Widow (Original Soundtrack) - 1964 Music Theater of Lincoln Center Cast Recording
Franz LehŠr score. Patrice Munsel, Bob Wright, Joan Weldon, Frank Poretta, Mischa Auer and Sig Arno. Produced by Richard Rodgers. Conducted by Franz Allers.


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

To Broadway With LoveTo Broadway, With Love 1964 World's Fair Cast
(Masterworks - new on mp3/iTunesTo Broadway, With Love (Original Soundtrack) - Original World's Fair Cast


The Happiest Girl in the WorldThe Happiest Girl in the World 1961 OBC
(Masterworks - new on mp3/iTunesThe Happiest Girl In the World (Original Soundtrack) - Various Artists
Jacques Offenbach/E. Y. Harburg score. Cyril Ritchard, Janice Rule, Drain Seitz, Bruce Yarnell. Conducted by Robert DeCormier.

Mr. PresidentMr. President 1962 OBC
(Masterworks - new on mp3/iTunes)
Irving Berlin score. Robert Ryan, Nanette Fabray, Anita Gillette. Conducted by Jay Blackton.


BOOKs Now Available:

Lucille Ball FAQLucille Ball FAQ: Everything Left to Know About America's Favorite Redhead
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Barry Monush and James Sheridan.

Shrek Stage to ScreenShrek Collection: From Screen And Stage
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Features 18 songs from the four films and the stage version, plus full-color art and fun facts from all the productions.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

The Barbara Carroll Trio Plays Standards plus ""Funny Face"" and other Gershwin tunes
(Fresh Sound Records - on CD)


Catch Me If You CanCatch Me If You Can OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
CD Universe
Marc Shaiman-Scott Wittman score. Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, Tom Wopat, Kerry Butler, Rachel De Benedet, Linda Hart, Nick Wyman. "Live in Living Color," "The Pinstripes Are All That They See," "Someone Elseís Skin," "Jet Set," "Donít Break the Rules," "Butter Outta Cream," "The Man Inside the Clues," "Christmas Is My Favorite Time of Year," "Doctorís Orders," "Donít Be a Stranger," "Little Boy, Be a Man," "Seven Wonders," "(Our) Family Tree," "Fly, Fly Away," "Goodbye," "Stuck Together (Strange But True)," Bonus: "Fifty Checks." Produced by Marc Shaiman and Scott M. Riesett. Album Executive Producer Kurt Deutsch. Recorded and mixed by Lawrence Manchester. Recorded at MSR Studios, NYC, 4/18/11. Booklet contains full album credits, plus a liner note by Frank Abagnale, Jr. To be released digitally May 23, at the Neil Simon Theatre in May or early June. Also pre-ordering for early shipment on Ghostlight's website.

DumboDumbo: 70th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray
(Disney - new Blu-Ray)
CD Universe
1941 animated musical film.

Knickerbocker HolidayKnickerbocker Holiday
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
January 2011 semi-staged performance at Alice Tully Hall of Kurt Weill/Maxwell Anderson musical. Announced cast includes Victor Garber, Kelli O'Hara, Bryce Pinkham, Christopher Fitzgerald, David Garrison, Ben Davis. Ted Sperling, director. James Bagwell, conductor. Ted Sperling director. Recorded live.

Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway's BOOM!
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Their live show, which "celebrates the soundtrack of these sisters' childhood with unforgettable songs from the '60s and '70s." To includes songs from writers such as Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Jimmy Webb, Stevie Wonder and others. Backed by musical director, arranger and pianist Alex Rybeck, bassist Jared Egan, and drummer Ron Tierno, with Rybeck and Egan doubling on background vocals Also pre-ordering at PSClassics.com.

Show Some BeautyShow Some Beauty: Steve Marzullo
(Yellow Sound Records - new Amazon Exclusive CD)Songs by musical director, pianist and compser (Some Days, Songs for an Unmade Bed, The Audience, Joyce Jackson's Guide to dating). "A little bit Broadway, a little bit pop, a little bit classical and a whole lot of unique artistry come together to make his works unclassifiable."

Sweet Bye and ByeSweet Bye and Bye
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Studio cast recording of 1946 musical by Vernon Duke and Ogden Nash (the libretto was by S.J. Perelman and Al Hirschfeld) that closed out of town. Marin Mazzie (in the role originated by Delores Gray), Danny Burstein, Philip Chaffin, Sara Jean Ford, Telly Leung, Michele Ragusa, Graham Rowat, Jim Stanek. Orchestra conducted by Eric Stern. David Dabbon vocal director. "A futuristic farce sending up big business, telecommunications, self-help groups and even the traditions of courtship and matrimony." Album produced by Tommy Krasker. Orchestrations by Jason Carr. To be recorded in May with an early summer release.

Trumpet of the SwanTrumpet of the Swan: A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra
(PS Classics - new on CD)
CD Universe
New work for a symphony orchestra, commissioned by the Kennedy Center, adapted by Marsha Norman, music Jason Robert Brown. From the novel by E.B. White. Premiered in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in 2008. Jason Robert Brown, conductor. Cast includes John Lithgow, Kathy Bates, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Mandy Moore, James Naughton and Martin Short.





Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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