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CDs Now Available:
(L.A. Theatre Works - Audio Play on CD/Audible.com/iTunes)
All-star cast performance of play by Dustin Lance Black. Full-cast performance featuring Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christine Lahti, John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer, Yeardley Smith, Matt Bomer, George Takei, Rory O&-#-39-;Malley, Cleve Jones, James Pickens, Jr., Jansen Panettiere, Bridger Zadina, Vanessa Garcia, Campbell Brown. Directed by Rob Reiner. Recorded before a live audience at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, Los Angeles on March 3, 2012. Exclusive interviews include Dustin Lance Black and Rob Reiner; David Boies and Theodore B. Olson, lead attorneys for the plaintiffs challenging Proposition 8; backstage interview montage with George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and James Pickens, Jr. Released June 1.
David Geist: Move On
(new on CD/mp3)
Broadway orchestra member offers theatre music on piano. "Move On," "Candide Overture," "Just the Way Jerome Kern Looks Tonight," "Guys and Dolls," "Sweeney Todd," "West Side Story," "A Synagogue Story," "Send in the Clowns," "Wicked," "Cats," "Carousel," "Begin the Beguine." CD, mp3 tracks, and clips available at CD Baby.
George Dvorsky: All Through the Night
(JAY Records - new on CD)
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."
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
Ian Patrick Gibb: Fill in the Words
New York based singer/actor (Les Miserables tour debut album. "What Do I Need With Love," "Not Afraid," "Sarah," "Now I've Seen You," "Run Away With Me," "When She Loved Me," "Unexpressed," "Say It Somehow" (with Julie Benko), "Marry Me a Little." Mp3 tracks and clips at CD Baby.
Matt Doyle: Constant
(new EP on mp3/iTunes)
Six-song EP with original songs by Doyle and his co-writer Will Van Dyke. "Don't Wait," "What You Stole," "Can't Stay Here," "Can't Have You," "Love Ain't Making Me Right," "Walls." Produced by Van Dyke and Derik Lee. Recorded and mixed by Derik Lee at Downtown Recording Studios in New York City.
BOOKs Now Available:
The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities
(Broadway - Paperback Book)
Katharine Weber, granddaughter of Kay Swift, memoir of her extraordinary family.
Theatre World Volume 67: 2010-2011
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
Ben Hodges, editor. In its 67th year, the most comprehensive record of the theatrical season-Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway, including listings for over 60 regional companies. More than 2,000 productions listed, with photos, complete cast listing, producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, and plot synopses. Also the year's obituaries, a listing of all nominees and winners of the major theatrical awards, the longest-running shows on and off Broadway, and a detailed index. Over 700 photos of the season.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Carol Burnett Prime Time Specials Collection
(Legendary Entertainment - new on DVD)
Includes Calamity Jane, Carol and Company, An evening with Carol Burnett ( co-starring Robert Preston;), Carol Plus Two (with Lucille Ball and Zero Mostel), and Carol and Julie at Carnegie Hall specials. Completely re-mixed and remastered by Legendary Entertainment Alliance directly from the archives of variety show producer, Bob Banner.
Hoagy Carmichael's Havin' a Party
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Two albums recorded in the late 1950s (probably the last commercial recordings Carmichael made) making their CD debut: "Havin' a Party" aimed at the children's market and "Ole Buttermilk Sky" with several never-before-recorded originals combined with several earlier hits, which Carmichael revisits with a more up-to-date arrangement and backing. Also included, two gems previously only a 45 single release: "Flight To Hong Kong" and the Johnny Cash classic, "I Walk the Line."
Johnny Mercer Sings Just for Fun
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Lyricist and singer Johnny Mercer. 29 tracks spanning four decades, some on CD for the first time. Nine demo songs Mercer composed with Hoagy Carmichael (here on piano) for the film project The Keystone Girl" to star Betty Hutton, including the first ever recorded version of "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening." Four demo tracks from the Mercer / Andre Previn West End stage musical The Good Companions starring Judi Dench. "Blues in the Night," "Love Is Just Around the Corner," "Old Ninety-Seven," "Spring, Spring, Spring ," "Them There Eyes," "Somebody Bad Stole the Wedding Bell ," "St. Louis Blues," "Accentuate the Positive," "Java Jive," "Hear Them Bells," "The New Ashmolean," "Take Me Back to Little Rock," "The First Baseball Game," "Lora-Belle Lee," "My Gal Is Mine Once More," "Jamboree Jones," "In the Cool, Cool, Cool Of the Evening," "Queenie, the Quick-Change Artist," "I Guessed It Was You All the Time," "Don't Care For the Heck Of It," "I'm All Tied Up," "But They Better Not Wait Too Long," "When I Get You in the Back Of My Cadillac," "At the Party," "Any Similarity Is Just Co-Incidental," "Little Lost Dream," "Slippin' Around the Corner," "The Pleasure Of Your Company," "I'll Tell the World."
Look Back in Anger
(L.A. Theatre Work - Audio Play on CD)
L.A. Theatre Works full-cast March 2012 performance featuring Steven Brand, Moira Quirk, Simon Templeman, James Warwick, Joanne Whalley. Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before a live audience.
(L.A. Theatre Works - Audio Play on CD)
L.A. Theatre Works full-cast January 2012 performance featuring Patrick Breen, Maddie Corman, Patrick Heusinger, Sam Mcmurray, Jeremy Webb, Julie White. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Recorded before a live audience.
Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Alfie: My Life, My Music, My Story
(Simon & Schuster UK - Hardcover/Paperback UK Edition/Kindle Book)
By Alfie Boe (Les Misérables, La Bohême). "From car mechanic to internationally loved opera, musical and recording star: the story of Alfie Boe."
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Previously available in UK, now at CD Baby:
Lift - A New Musical
(Perfect Pitch - new on CD)
Original concept album of score by Craig Adams and Ian Watson. Jack Shalloo, Julie Atherton, Louise Dearman, Jennifer Tierney, Michael Xavier, Paul Ayres. Available at CD Baby.
Added to week of July 30:
The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection
(Time-Life - 22 DVD set)
50 episodes hand-picked by Carol Burnett: ll of classic sketches ("Went with the Wind," "Mr. Tudball and Mrs. Wiggins," "As the Stomach Turns," "Carol and Sis," "The Family," "Nora Desmond," "The Oldest Man," "The Hollow Hero," and "Kitchen Commercials"); the best of her comedy routines ("Disaster 75," "Caged Dames," "Hold Me Hamlet," "Babes in Barns," "Ham Actors," "The Walnuts," "The Pail," "No Frills Airline," "The Recital," and "The Little Foxes"); guest stars including Betty White, Carl Reiner, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Dick Van Dyke, Sammy Davis Jr. and more; 12 Hours of bonus features, including Carol's start on the Garry Moore Show, rare comedy sketches, exclusive interviews (including Betty White, Carl Reiner, Jane Lynch, Amy Poehler and others); ten featurettes. In a showcase collector's box that includes a replica curtain from the opening of The Carol Burnett Show. Also included, 20-page Memory Book with photos from the show and personal anecdotes about Carol from guest stars and friends. Pre-ordering at Time-Life.
Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff. Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.
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