Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 6/14/11

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CDs Now Available:

Barry Manilow 15 minutesBarry Manilow: 15 Minutes
(Stiletto Entertainment - new on CD/iTunes/mp315 Minutes (Fame... Can You Take It?) - Barry Manilow
CD Universe
New album filled with all original compositions. Produced by Manilow and Michael Lloyd. 16 tracks.

Baby It's YouBaby It's You OBC
(Verve - new on CD/iTunes/mp3Baby It's You (Original Cast Recording) - Various Artists
CD Universe
The story of Florence Greenberg, who discovered the 1960s pop group The Shirelles and created Scepter Records. Existing songs of the period. Cast includes Allan Louis, Geno Henderson, Erica Ash, Kelli Barrett, Kyra DaCosta, Crystal Starr Knighton, Barry Pearl, Christina Sajous, Brandon Uranowitz, Alison Cimmet, Erica Dorfler, Berlando Drake, Adam Heller, Jahi A. Kearse, Annette Moore, Zachary Prince, Ken Robinson and Chelsea Morgan Stock.

Camelot OLCCamelot OLC recording
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Music by Frederick Loewe. Laurence Harvey, Elizabeth Larner, Barry Kent, Nicky Henson and Josephine Gordon. Mastered from the original tapes from the EMI vaults in the UK. Overture, "I Wonder What The King Is Doing Tonight?," "The Simple Joys Of Maidenhood," "Camelot," "Follow Me," "C’est Moi," "The Lusty Month Of May," "Take Me To The Fair," "How To Handle A Woman," "The Jousts," "Before I Gaze At You Again," "Fie On Goodness," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "The Seven Deadly Virtues," "What Do The Simple Folk Do?," "I Loved Him Once In Silence," "Camelot" (reprise). Limited to 1000 copies only. Available at Kritzerland.

CarouselCarousel 1955 Studio Cast
(Masterworks/Arkiv - new on CD-R/mp3/iTunesCarousel - Various Artists
Rodgers and Hammerstein score. Metropolitan Opera stars Patrice Munsel and Robert Merrill, Florence Henderson, George S. Irving, Gloria Lane and Herbert Banke. Conducted by Lehman Engel. CD at Arkiv.

Music From Spider-ManMusic From Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark
(Interscope - new on CD/iTunes)
CD Universe
Score by Bono and The Edge. Reeve Carne, Jennifer Damiano, T.V. Carpio, and Patrick Page. "NY Debut" (Instrumental), "Boy Falls From The Sky," "Rise Above 1," "Picture This," "I Just Can't Walk Away (Say It Now)," "Bouncing Off The Walls," "Pull The Trigger," "No More," "DIY World," "If The World Should End," "Sinistereo," "A Freak Like Me Needs Company," "Rise Above 2," "Turn Off The Dark."Produced by Steve Lillywhite.


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Bitches of the KingdomBitches of the Kingdom! (Concept CD)
(new on mp3)
Dennis Giacino musical-comedy revue in which the original storybook princesses kvetch about the exploitation they've suffered in the animated films and theme parks. Features the original NYC Workshop cast. Appeared in the here it was titled Disenchanted: Bitches of the Kingdom). Available at CD Baby.


BOOKs Now Available:

Changed For GoodChanged for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
In this lively book, Stacy Wolf illuminates the women of American musical theater--performers, creators, and characters--from the start of the cold war to the present day, creating a new, feminist history of the genre, which finds often overlooked moments of empowerment for female audience members. Moving from decade to decade, Wolf first highlights the assumptions that circulated about gender and sexuality at the time, and then looks at the leading musicals, stressing the key aspects of the plays as they relate to women. West Side Story, Guys & Dolls, Cabaret, Phantom of the Opera, and many others--with special emphasis on the Wicked. Along the way, Wolf demonstrates how the musical since the mid-1940s has actually been dominated by women--women onstage, women in the wings, and women offstage as spectators and fans.

Staging the PeopleStaging the People: Community and Identity in the Federal Theatre Project (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Elizabeth A. Osborne. Re-imagines this vital moment in American history, considering the Federal Theatre Project on its own terms - as a "federation of theatres" designed to stimulate new audiences and create locally-relevant theatre during the turbulent 1930s. A wealth of previously undiscovered archival materials with cultural history, delving into regional activities in Chicago, Boston, Portland, Atlanta, and Birmingham, as well as tours of refugee camps and Civilian Conservation Corps Divisions.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Pee-Wee Herman on BroadwayThe Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD/Blu-Ray)
Pee-Wee Herman's Broadway show, as presented in an HBO special. Paul Reubens, Lynne Marie Stewart, Phil LaMarr, Lexy Fridell, Jesse Garcia, Josh Meyers, John Moody, John Paragon. Drew Powell, Lance Roberts, Caesar Samayoa, Oliver Dalzell, Haley Jenkins, Matt Leabo, Eric Novak, Adam Pagdon, Jessica Scott, Amanda Villalobos, Chris de Ville. Written by Paul Reubens and Bill Steinkellner. Additional material by John Paragon. Music by Jay Cotton. Directed by Alex Timbers. 89 minutes. Trailer and teaser spots.

That's EntertainmentThat's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical (CD & Luxury Edition)
(new on CD)
John Wilson's televised 2009 BBC Prom celebrating 75 years of MGM Musicals. conductor John Wilson and are performed here by the John Wilson Orchestra. Luxury Edition is a casebound book with: 14-track CD; DVD (music videos, behind-the-scenes documentary, featurette on John Wilson’s re-orchestration of the lost MGM scores – and selected karaoke tracks); extensive liner notes (English, French and German); song texts; photos. "MGM Jubilee Overture" (orchestral)), "The Trolley Song" (Meet me in St Louis; Kim Criswell & chorus), "Steppin' Out With My Baby" (Easter Parade; Curtis Stigers & chorus), "The Heather On The Hill" (complete ballet sequence from Brigadoon; Matthew Ford), "Barn Dance" (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; orchestral), "You're Sensational" (High Society; Seth MacFarlane), "I Got Rhythm" (An American in Paris; Kim Criswell & chorus), "Singin' in the Rain" (Singin' in the Rain; Seth MacFarlane), "An American in Paris" (main title; orchestral), "Love is here to Stay" (An American in Paris; Curtis Stigers), "The New Moon" sequence (The New Moon; Matthew Ford & Sarah Fox), "Well, Did You Evah?" (High Society; Seth MacFarlane & Curtis Stigers), "Broadway Melody Ballet" (Singin' in the Rain; Matthew Ford & chorus), "That's Entertainment" (That's Entertainment; Matthew Ford, Sarah Fox, Kim Criswell & chorus). Pre-ordering at Dress Circle Dress Circle and Amazon UK.





Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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