Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 6/28/11

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CDs Now Available:

Catch Me If You CanCatch Me If You Can OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/at iTunes/Amazon mp3)) Catch Me If You Can (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Various Artists
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 Else’s Skin," "Jet Set," "Don’t Break the Rules," "Butter Outta Cream," "The Man Inside the Clues," "Christmas Is My Favorite Time of Year," "Doctor’s Orders," "Don’t 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.

Joseph Leo BwarieJoseph Leo Bwarie: Nothin' But Love
(Red Banister Productions - new on CD/mp3)
Debut solo album for Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys tour). "Old Devil Moon," "Stand By Me," "If I Had You," "Frenesi (featuring Bucky Pizzarelli)," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "A Lot of Livin' to Do," "I've Never Been In Love Before," "Night and Day," "When the Sun Comes Out," "Umbrella/A Fella With an Umbrella (Medley)," "What'll I Do? (featuring Bucky Pizzarelli)," "Falling in Love With Love," "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" Available at CD Baby.

Knickerbocker HolidayKnickerbocker Holiday
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/iTunesKnickerbocker Holiday (Original Soundtrack) - Kurt Weill
CD Universe
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.

Wizard of Oz OLCThe Wizard of Oz London Paladium Recording
(Polydor - new on CDThe Wizard of Oz – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s New Production - Andrew Lloyd Webber
CD Universe
All the songs from the movie score, and new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Michael Crawford, Edward Baker-Duly, Hannah Waddingham, Helen Walsh, Emily Tierney, Danielle Hope, David Ganly, Paul Keating, Stephen Scott. Overture, "Nobody Understands Me," "Over The Rainbow," "Wonders Of The World," "The Twister," "Arrival In Munchkinland," "Munchkinland / Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead," "Follow The Yellow Brick Road," "If I Only Had A Brain / We're Off To See The Wizard," "If I Only Had A Heart / We're Off To See The Wizard," "If Only I Had The Nerve / We're Off To See The Wizard," "We're Outta The Woods," "The Merry Old Land Of Oz," "Bring Me The Broomstick," "Haunted Forest," "Red Shoes Blues," "Bacchanalia," "Red Shoes Blues" (Reprise), "Over The Rainbow" (Reprise), "If I Only Had A Plan," "The Rescue," "Hail-Hail! The Witch Is Dead," "The Wizard's Departure," Finale. CD is available at Dress Circle and Amazon UK. U.S. release date; already on iTunes


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Out of Our HeadsOut of our Heads: The Music of Kooman & Dimond
(new on iTunes, Amazon mp3/iTunesOut of Our Heads: The Music of Kooman & Dimond - Various Artists
Album by new songwriting team Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond. With Heidi Blickenstaff, Kerry Butler, Anderson Davis, Matt Doyle, Chris Mann, Kyle Dean Massey, Patina Miller, Christopher Sieber, Phoebe Strole, Natalie Weiss. "Blue Horizon," "Random Black Girl," "Out of My Head," "Drift," "Walking Without You," "The Temp and the Receptionist," "I Think That He Likes Me," "Lucy's Laugh," "To Excess," "Beautiful Mistake," "Lost In the Waves." Orchestrations by Michael Kooman. Album produced by Jesse Vargas and Michael Kooman. CD can be purchased at www.koomandimond.com/store.


Masterworks Broadway digital releases: The Girl In Pink Tights, Kean (OBC), Maggie Flynn (OBC), Runaways (OBC)


Zamar: Best of BroadwayZamar: Best of Broadway
(Merchant Records - new on mp3)
Zamar was founded in the heart of Stellenbosch when energetic young musicians from across the country (and the world), equally passionate about their music, came together to create a style which is both traditional and cosmopolitan. Veronica (vocals & violin), Lyuda (vocals & accordion), Danica (djembe & percussion), Ignatius (bass) and Brian (vocals & guitar). "Some Enchanted Evening," "Grease Reprise," "I Dreamed A Dream," "If I Were A Rich Man," "Lion King Reprise," "Mama Mia Medley," "Cabaret," "Any Dream Will Do," "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," "Memory," "West Side Story Reprise," "Summer Time," "Takes 5," "Hic-Up Song," "Tico-Tico." Available at CD Baby.


DVDs Now Available:

Christopher and His KindChristopher & His Kind
(Bfs Video - new on DVD)
CD Universe
Matt Smith, Christopher Isherwood. 2011 BBC television film adapted by Kevin Elyot from the autobiography by Christopher Isherwood, produced by Mammoth Screen and directed by Geoffrey Sax. Isherwood played by Matt Smith; with Toby Jones, Douglas Booth, Imogen Poots and Iddo Goldberg. 90 minutes.


BOOKs Now Available:

Tangled for Easy PianoTangled - Easy Piano
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook for film soundtrack. Alan Menken and Glenn Slater.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

DraculaDracula The Musical Studio Cast Recording
(GlobalVision - new on CD/new on iTunes/mp3Dracula The Musical - The Studio Cast Recording - Frank Wildhorn & Jeremy Roberts
Score by Frank Wildhorn, Don Black and Christopher Hampton. James Barbour, Kate Shindle, Lauren Kennedy, Rob Evan, Norm Lewis, Euan Morton. "Prologue/Over Whitby Bay," "Fresh Blood," "The Mist," "A Perfect Life," "The Master's Song," "Loving You Keeps Me Alive," "Life After Life," "Mina's Cry (instrumental)," "Please Don't Make Me Love You," "Before The Summer Ends," "The Heart Is Slow To Learn," "Deep In The Darkest Night," "The Longer I Live," "At Last," "There's Always A Tomorrow." Valhalla Symphonia conducted by Jeremy Roberts. Previously released digitally.

Lea Salonga Journey So FarLea Salonga: The Journey So Far
(LML Music - new on CD)
Recorded at the Café Carlyle with musical director Larry Yurman on piano, Jack Cavari on guitar, John Miller on bass, and Dave Ratajczak on drums. Selections include "My Romance," "Let's Fall In Love," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Salamat Salamat Musika," "I Have Dreamed," "Something's Coming" and "There'll Be Time."

Million Dollar QuartetMillion Dollar Quartet (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
(EMI - new on CDMillion Dollar Quartet (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Million Dollar Quartet (Original Broadway Cast)
Eddie Clendening, Lance Guest, Levi Kreis, Rob Lyons. Wide release.

A Minster's WifeA Minister's Wife
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway (Lincoln Center Theatre) cast recording of musical based on Shaw's Candida. Marc Kudisch, Kate Fry, Bobby Steggert, Liz Baltes and Drew Gehling. Score by Joshua Schmidt (music) and Jan Levy Tranen (lyrics). Pre-orders made at PS Classics' website will ship two weeks before release date.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Best American Short Plays 2009-2010The Best American Short Plays 2009-2010
(Hal Leonard - Hardcover Book)
Edited by Barbara Parisi. Red Light Winter by Adam Rapp, Ella by Dano Madden, Pair and a Spare by Avi Glickstein, and plays by Charlene A. Donaghy, Jill Elaine Hughes, Samuel Brett Williams, Joan Lipkin, and Joe Tracz. The final play, Seven Card Draw by Daniel Gallant, features writing from Clay McLeod Chapman, John Guare, Neil LaBute, Daniel Frederick Levin, Quincy Long, and Laura Shaine.

Judy A Legendary Film CareerJudy: A Legendary Film Career
(Running Press - Hardcover Book)
By John Fricke. Tells the story of Garland's movie work in unprecedented detail. Hundreds of never-before-published photos, newly-assembled contemporary reviews, insight from her costars and coworkers, and production histories are provided for each film in which she appeared. The text is illustrated by more than five hundred photos, encompassing poster art; costume tests; behind-the-scenes candids; onstage and backstage glimpses of her theatrical successes; and personal snapshots.

OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added to October 2011:

Judy Garland: The London Studio RecordingsJudy Garland:The London Studio Recordings 1957-1964
(First Hand Records - CD set)
Multiple disc set assembles Garland's work done at Abbey Road between October 1957 and August 1964, including previously unreleased alternate takes.





Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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