Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 8/23/11

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CDs Now Available:

Divorce American StyleThe Art of Love
Divorce American Style/The Art of Love Soundtracks
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Twofer CD with Dave Grusin score for 1967 Divorce American Style and Cy Coleman's score for 1965 The Art of Love. Limited release of 1000 units. Available at Kritzerland.com.

Half-Past WednesdayHalf-Past Wednesday
(Masterworks Broadway/Arkiv Music - on CD-R/mp3/iTunesHalf-Past Wednesday - Various Artists
1962 Off-Broadway musical. Music by Robert Colby and lyrics by Robert Colby and Nita Jonas. Dom DeLuise, Robert Fitch, Sean Garrison, Audre Johnston, David Winters. CD-R is also available at ArkivMusic.

Jason Graae Perfect HermanyJason Graae: Perfect Hermany
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Jason Graae Sings Jerry Herman. Recorded live at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, California. Directed by Lee Tannen, with musical direction by John Boswell. Album produced by Bruce Kimmel; recorded and mixed by John Adams. Introduction, Overture, "Just Leave Everything to Me" / "There’s No Reason in the World," "You I Like," "One Person," "It Only Takes a Moment" / "Loving You," "Before the Parade Passes By," "Tap Your Troubles Away," "You’re My Best Girl," "Marianne" / "Mrs. S.L. Jacobowsky," "I Don’t Want to Know," "I Am What I Am," "Hello, Dolly!," "You I Like" Reprise, Encore: "Jerry Medley", "I Promise You a Happy Ending" and patter. First 100 copies signed by Graae. Available at Kritzerland.com.

Lend Me a TenorLend Me a Tenor OLC
(First Night - import CD/mp3/iTunesLend Me a Tenor - The Musical (Original London Cast Recording) - Lend Me a Tenor the Musical - Original London Cast
OLC recording of Brad Carroll/Peter Sham score for new musical based on the 1986 play by Ken Ludwig. John Stacey, Gay Soper, Joanna Riding, Cassidy Janson, Michael Matus, Matthew Kelly, Damian Humbley, Sophie-Louise Dann, Jane Quinn, Michelle Bishop. Available in the UK at Dress Circle

Standing OvationStanding Ovation - A Tribute to Dress Circle
(new on CD)
Produced by Danny Davies of Pirate Management. Works from artists and songwriters who share in the concerns for Dress Circle's future. Featuring Rosemary Ashe, John Barr, Ruthie Henshall, Stephen Weller, Lara Pulver, Shona White, Jack Shalloo, Julie Atherton, Stuart Matthew Price, Gemma Atkins, Daniel Boys, Ramin Karimloo, Jon Robyns, Stephen Ashfield, Samantha Barks, Jonathan Eio, Patrick Smyth. Available at Dress Circle

What Matters Most: Barbra StreisandWhat Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics of Alan And Marilyn Bergman
(Columbia - new deluxe 2 CD set/iTunes 2CD/single CD/mp3/iTunes singleWhat Matters Most (Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan & Marilyn Bergman) - Barbra Streisand
CDU | B&N
Collection of 10 newly-recorded songs with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman.  Single version includes "The Windmills Of Your Mind," "Something New In My Life," "Solitary Moon," "Nice n Easy," "Alone In The World," "So Many Stars," "The Same Hello, The Same Goodbye," "That Face," "I'll Never Say Goodbye," "What Matters Most." Deluxe Edition includes second disc with 10 previously-recorded songs by the team: "The Way We Were," "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "Papa, Can You Hear Me?," "Pieces Of Dreams," "The Island," "The Summer Knows," "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?," "After The Rain," "A Piece Of Sky." Produced by Barbra Streisand. Jewel box packaging with 24-page color booklet.


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Anything GoesAnything Goes 2011 Broadway Revival Cast Digital release
(Ghostlight - new on mp3/iTunesAnything Goes (New Broadway Cast Recording) - Various Artists
Sutton Foster and Joel Grey, with Colin Donnell, Adam Godley, Laura Osnes, Jessica Stone, Walter Charles, Robert Creighton, Andrew Cao, Raymond J. Lee, Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Joyce Chittick, Nikki Renée Daniels, Margot De La Barre, Daniel J. Edwards, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Tari Kelly, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Adam Perry, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams, with John McMartin and Jessica Walter. Digital booklet included. CD to be released September 6.


DVDs Now Available:

Where the Boys Are 1984Where the Boys are (1984)
(Scorpion Entertainment - new on DVD)
Remake of 1960 beach musical film. Lorna Luft, Lisa Hartman, Lynn-Holly Johnson and Wendy Schaal. 94 minutes.


BOOKs Now Available:

13: Complete Book and Lyrics13: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical The Applause Libretto Library
(Applause - Paperback Book)
Jason Robert Brown musical. One of the most frequently produced new musicals of the last decade.

The Shaw FestivalThe Shaw Festival: The First Fifty Years
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By L. W. Conolly. With stunning photographs and illustrations generously donated from the Shaw Festival Archives and the L.W. Conolly Theatre Archives, a tribute to the fifty-year development of Niagara-on-the-Lake and of Brian Doherty's Shaw Festival.

Wendy and the Lost BoysWendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein
(Penguin Press - Hardcover Book)
Author Julie Salamon explores the life of playwright Wendy Wasserstein (-The Heidi Chronicles).


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Chris PasseyChris Passey: Self Taught; Still Learning The Music of ...
(new on CD)
Debut album of Midlands Musical Theatre composer Chris Passey. Songs from his concept musical Bridges. Zoe Rainey, Siobhan Dillon, Mark Evans, Lauren Samuels, Liam Tamne, Colleen Ballinger, Ross Hunter, Simon Lipkin, Caroline Keiff, Chloe Hart, Trevor Jary, Wayne A Robinson, Allyson Ava-Brown, Kieran Brown, Richard Meek. Profits will be donated equally between Cancer Research and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Available for pre-order at Dress Circle

Divine Hair/Mass in FDivine Hair/Mass in F
(Masterworks Broadway/Arkiv Music - on CD-R/mp3/iTunes)
1971 live performance at Mass in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, St. Martin's Choir, St. Mary's Choir, Delores Hall, J. Faulton Hodge, Jack W. Jones, Reverend Richard R. Kirk, Reverend Richard Ragni, Reverend Howard Stone & the Broadway Cast of Hair. Includes selections from the Broadway musical as well as a new work by Galt MacDermot titled Mass in F. CD-R also to be sold at ArkivMusic.com.

Godspell 40th AnniversaryGodspell: 40th Anniversary Celebration
(Sony Masterworks - on 2 CDs)
CDU | B&N icon
Newly remastered set. Stephen Schwartz score. 1971 original Off-Off-Broadway cast recording (Lamar Alford Peggy Gordon, David Haskell, Joanne Jonas, Robin Lamont, Sonia Manzano, Gilmer McCormick, Jeffrey Mylett, Stephen Nathan, Herb Simon) and 1973 film soundtrack (Victor Garber, Katie Hanley, David Haskell, Merrell Jackson, Joanne Jonas, Richard LaBonte, Robin Lamont, Gilmer McCormick, Jeffrey Mylett, Stephen Reinhardt, Jerry Sroka, Lynne Thigpen).

A Little PrincessA Little Princess
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Andrew Lippa/ Brian Crawley score.

Sunday Night at the Paladium Vol 2Sunday Night at the London Palladium - Vol 2
(new on 2 Region 2 DVDs)
1950s UK television variety show. This volume includes performances by Bruce Forsyth, Jimmy Tarbuck. Cliff Richard and the Shadows, The Searchers, Frankie Howerd, The Hollies, Arthur Haynes, Des O Connor, Cleo Laine, The Johnny Dankworth Seven and more. 384 minutes. Available for pre-order at Dress Circle

The Very Best of John BarrowmanThe Very Best of John Barrowman: Tonight's the Night
(Sony UK - import CD)
16-song collection featuring two new tracks: Rod Stewart's "Tonight's The Night" and the single "I Owe It All To You." Also from Dress Circle and Amazon UK for September 5.

Where the Boys AreWhere the Boys Are
(Warner Archive - new on DVD)
1960 beach musical film. Dolores Hart, Yvette Mimieux, Paula Prentiss and Connie Francis, George Hamilton, Jim Hutton and Frank Gorshin. Previously available directly from Warner Archive.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Little Did I KnowLittle Did I Know: A Novel
(Prospecta Press - Hardcover Book)
By producer Mitchell Maxwell. The story of "... a young man with an outsized dream – to refurbish a dilapidated but historic theater and produce a season's worth of vibrant musicals."

OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Moved to September 27, 2011:

Barbara Cook: YOu Make Me Feel So YoungBarbara Cook: You Make Me Feel So Young
(DRG/Koch - new on CD)
Recorded live at Feinstein's at Loews Regency on June 17. Hugh Fordin producing. The show's song list included "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise," "Are You Havin' Any Fun," "You Make Me Feel So Young," "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face," "Wait 'Til We're Sixty-Five," "Frim Fram Sauce," "When I Look in Your Eyes," "What Did I Have I Don't Have Now," "Live Alone and Like It," "This Can't Be Love," "I'm a Fool to Want You," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Love Is Good for Anything That Ails You," "More Than You Know," "Here's to Life," "I Got Rhythm," "Imagine."

Added to November 29, pre-ordering from label website:

FolliesFollies 2011 Revival Cast
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs)
2011 Broadway revival cast recording of Stephen Sondheim score. Danny Burstein, Jan Maxwell, Elaine Paige, Bernadette Peters, Ron Raines, Don Correia, Christian Delcroix, Rosalind Elias, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Lora Lee Gayer, Michael Hayes, Leah Horowitz, Jayne Houdyshell, Florence Lacey, Mary Beth Peil, David Sabin, Kirsten Scott, Frederick Strother, Nick Verina, Susan Watson, Terri White, Jenifer Foote, Pamela Otterson, Clifton Samuels, Kiira Schmidt, Brian Shepard, Ashley Yeater. Jonathan Tunick's original orchestrations. Pre-ordering at PS Classics for $14.95.

Added, no release date:

H.M.S. Pinafore
Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater and Twin Cities Public Television production to air on PBS on October 14 with possible DVD release.





Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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