Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 5/22/12

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Earlier recaps:

2012:

May 15 | May 8 | May 1 | 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:

Gershwins' Porgy and BessThe Gershwins' Porgy and Bess New Broadway Cast Recording
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs/mp3The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess: New Broadway Cast Recording - Various Artists
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. Disc One: "Overture," "Summertime," "Roll Them Bones," "A Woman Is a Sometime Thing," "Porgy's Entrance," "Crap Game," "The Killing of Robbins," "Gone, Gone, Gone," "My Man's Gone Now," "Leaving for the Promised Land," "It Takes a Long Pull to Get There," "I Got Plenty of Nothing," "I Hates Your Strutting Style," "Picnics is all right…," "Bess, You Is My Woman Now," "Oh, I Can’t Sit Down"; Disc Two: "It Ain’t Necessarily So," "What You Want With Bess?," "Oh, Doctor Jesus," "Street Cries," "I was powerful sick…," "I Loves You, Porgy," "The Storm Approaches," "Oh, The Lord Shake the Heaven," "A Red Headed Woman," "Oh, Doctor Jesus" (Reprise), "Clara Don't You Be Downhearted," "Summertime" (Reprise), "The Death of Crown," "There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York," "Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?," "Oh Lord, I'm on My Way." Recorded 3/26/12.

Sweet Little DevilSweet Little Devil Studio Cast
(PS Classics - new on CD/mp3)
1924 show (opened on Broadway at the Astor Theatre on January 21, 1924) with George Gershwin and B.G. DeSylva score. Studio recording. Bethe Austin, Danny Burstein, Philip Chaffin, Sara Jean Ford, Jason Graae, Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert. Sam Davis conducts. Vocal arrangements by David Loud.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Carol Channing - Larger Than LifeCarol Channing - Larger Than Life
(Entertainment One - new on DVD)
Documentary of the Broadway legend. With Lily Tomlin, Chita Rivera, Barbara Walters, Tyne Daly, Tippi Hedren, Loni Anderson and Debbie Reynolds, Phyllis Diller, Tommy Tune, Bob Mackie and Bruce Vilanch. Includes excerpts from past TV appearances, footage from productions of Hello, Dolly!, and bonuses of some extended interview segments. Directed by Dori Berinstein. 87 minutes.


BOOKs Now Available:

ChinglishChinglish
(TCG - Paperback Book)
2011 Broadway play by David Henry Hwang.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

EvitaEvita: 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray
(Disney - new on Blu-Ray)
1996 film based on Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical. Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce. Directed by Alan Parker.

Singin' in the Rain 60th AnniversarySingin' In The Rain: 60th Anniversary Collector's Edition
(Warner Home Video - 3-disc Blu-Ray/DVD set)
1952 Adolph Green and Betty Comden musical film directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Rita Moreno. Limited and numbered editions; 48-page hard cover production book with never-before-seen memos and photos; custom full-size umbrella (40” diameter, consumer value $29.99); theatrical poster reproductions and 4 hours of Bonus Content: commentary by Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Cyd Charisse, Kathleen Freeman, Stanley Donen,Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Baz Luhrmann, and Rudy Behlmer; Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation all new documentary; Great Performances: Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM (1996 PBS documentary); What a Glorious Feeling: The Making of Singin' in the Rain; "You Are My Lucky Star" Outtake; Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed film excerpts (collection of 12 film clips from earlier movies that originally carried the Freed/Brown songs.); 26 scoring stage session cues; stills gallery; trailer.

OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added to June 12:

Matt Doyle ConstantMatt Doyle: Constant
(new EP)
Six-song EP with original songs by Doyle and his co-writer Will Van Dyke. Produced by Van Dyke and Derik Lee. Recorded and mixed by Derik Lee at Downtown Recording Studios in New York City.

Added, no release date:

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Encores Cast
(Masterworks - new on CD)
Studio recording of 2012 Encores cast. Jule Styne/Leo Robin score. Megan Hilty, Rachel York, Clarke Thorell, Aaron Lazar, Simon Jones, Stephen R. Buntrock, Phillip Attmore and Jared Grimes.

Nice Work If You Can Get It OBC
(Shout! Factory/Sony - new on CD)
George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin score. Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Judy Kaye, Michael McGrath, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Chris Sullivan, Robyn Hurder, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Terry Beaver, Estelle Parsons. Produced by Robert Sher. Recorded at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Long Island City on 5/20-21.





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

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