Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 9/13/11

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CDs Now Available:

Doris Day: My HeartDoris Day: My Heart
(Sony - new on import CD)
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Authorized remastered compilation of eight previously unreleased tracks Day recorded for her 1980s television shows and series—four Doris Day classics. Produced by Terry Melcher, prior to his death in 2004. "Happy Endings" was co-written by Terry Melcher, and Day provides a new spoken-word introduction for the song. "Hurry, It's Lovely Up Here," "Daydream," "The Way I Dreamed It," "Heaven Tonight," "My One and Only Love," "My Heart," "You Are So Beautiful," "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries," "Disney Girls," "My Buddy," "Happy Endings," "Ohio." UK release; U.S. release to be announced. Already available in UK at Dress Circle

Judy Garland Smilin' ThroughJudy Garland Smilin' Through: The Singles Collection 1936-1947
(JSP Records - new on 4 import CDs)
Compiled and annotated by Lawrence Schulman. Remastered master and alternate takes. Already available at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.

Some Lessons Learned - Kristin ChenowethKristin Chenoweth: Some Lessons Learned
(Sony Masterworks - new on CDSome Lessons Learned - Kristin Chenoweth
CDU | B&N
Album of country-pop songs. Songs by Diane Warren, Desmond Child, Tom Douglas, Hillary Scott, Jodi Marr, Victoria Shaw, Dolly Parton, Eric Bazilian, Gary Burr, Shane McAnnally, and Kristin Chenoweth ("What Would Dolly Do?" and "Mine to Love"). Produced in Nashville by Bob Ezrin.

A Little PrincessA Little Princess
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
CDU A Little Princess (Original Soundtrack) - Andrew Lippa & Brian Crawley
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Andrew Lippa/ Brian Crawley score for musical loosely adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel. Sierra Boggess, Will Chase, Julia Murney, Laura Benanti, Nikki Renee Daniels, Titus Burgess, Remy Zaken, Morgan James, Michael McElroy and many more. "Overture," "Good Luck, Bonne Chance," "Soon, My Love," "Live Out Loud ," "Let Your Heart Be Your Compass ," "Isn't That Always the Way," "Lucky," "If the Tables Were Turned," "Soldier On," "Another World," "Almost Christmas," "Once Upon A Time," "Broken Old Doll ," "Timbuktu ," "Soon," "Finale." Produced by Andrew Lippa, edited and mixed by Joel Moss. Recorded at MSR Studios November 30th and December 1st, 2010, and John Kilgore Sound and Recording, August 14, 2009.

The Midtown MenThe Midtown Men: Sixties Hits
(new on CD/mp3Sixties Hits - The Midtown Men
Touring show featuring Jersey Boys performers Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer. "Lets Hang On / Working My Way Back To You / Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Happy Together," "Ain't That Peculiar," "Dawn," "Candy Girl," "Up On the Roof," "California Dreamin'," "Time of the Season," "Big Girls Don't Cry / Sherry," "Bye Bye Baby." Available at CDBaby.

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


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Lynn Wintersteller: PreludeLynne Wintersteller: Prelude
(new digital 3-single EP)
Singles from upcoming album (A Woman's Touch) from Wintersteller (Closer Than Ever, A Grand Night for Singing). Three songs written by Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire: "With You" (Amazon/iTunes), "I'd Rather Be Rich" (Amazon/iTunes) and "Little Susan Lawrence." (Amazon/iTunes). All proceeds will be used in producing the new album. Also available at CD Baby.

Songs From RagtimeSongs from Ragtime 2009 Cast
(JAY Records - new at iTunesRagtime (Original 2009 Broadway Cast) (Songs From) - Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens
Songs from the 2009 revival production, recorded after the show closed. Full symphonic orchestra with original orchestrations by William David Brohn, the main leads and chorus from the 2009 production. Stephen Flaherty on piano in the opening track as a bonus. James Moor, music director. Track list: "Ragtime" (Stephen Flaherty And Company), "New Music" (Ron Bohmer, Christiane Noll, Robert Petkoff, Quentin Earl Darrington, Stephanie Umoh, Bobby Steggert and Company), "Wheels Of A Dream Quentin" (Earl Darrington, Stephanie Umoh), "Buffalo Nickel Photoplay, Inc." (Robert Petkoff), "Our Children" (Christiane Noll and Robert Petkoff), "Back To Before" (Christiane Noll and Girls), "Make Them Hear You" (Quentin Earl Darrington). Custom-pressed CD will be available from www.jayrecords.com this fall.


DVDs Now Available:

Connecticut YankeeA Connecticut Yankee
(Video Artists Int'l - new on DVD)
March 12, 1955 television production of Rodgers and Hart musical. Eddie Albert, Janet Blair, Gale Sherwood, John Conte, Boris Karloff. Directed by Max Liebman. Black & white. Released June 2011.

Glee SEason 2Glee: Season Two
(20th Century Fox - new on 4 DVDs)
CDU | B&N


Pee-Wee Herman on BroadwayThe Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD/Blu-Ray)
CDU | B&N
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.

Top Banana
(MGM/UA - new on DVD-R)
CDU | B&N icon
1954 film version of Broadway musical with Phil Silvers. Johnny Mercer score.

Wishful DrinkingWishful Drinking
(HBO - new on DVD)
CDU | B&N
Carrie Fisher's Broadway show, as shown on HBO.


BOOKs Now Available:

August WilsonAugust Wilson: Pittsburgh Places in His Life and Plays
(Paperback Book)
By Laurence A. Glasco and Christopher Rawson. Introductions by Kimberly C. Ellis and Sala Udin. Essays on the life and work of August Wilson and Pittsburgh;s Hill District; a guide to 45 places in the Pittsburgh area associated with Wilson's life and plays; summaries of the 10 plays in Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle and a bibliography. 166 pages. 104 photos and maps. Available at Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.

Face of AmericaThe Face of America: Plays for Young People
(Univ of Minnesota Press - Paperback Book)
B&N
Editors Peter Brosius, Elissa Adams. Four plays—written for the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis: Snapshot Silhouette, Brooklyn Bridge, Esperanza Rising, Average Family. 304 pages.

For the Good of the ShowFor the Good of the Show
(The Impress Group - new Book)
A memoir by Peter Neufeld of Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd (No, No, Nanette, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Annie), met or worked with Claudette Colbert, Ruby Keeler, Cherry Jones, Ethel Merman, Linda Lavin, Alfred Drake, Noel Coward, Lynn Fontanne, Judith Ivey, Madeline Kahn, Martin Charnin, and many more. To order, and for more information, visit www.forthegoodoftheshow.com/. Also available through Broadway Care.

Little Did I KnowLittle Did I Know: A Novel
(Prospecta Press - Hardcover Book)
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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."

Playbill Yearbook 2010-2011The Playbill Broadway Yearbook: June 2010 to May 2011: Seventh Annual Edition
(Playbill/Applause - Hardcover Book)
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Taking the form of a college yearbook, the seventh edition is packed with photos - more than 4,000 of them, many in color - and memorabilia from the entire 2010-2011 Broadway season, including headshots of all the actors, and photos of producers, writers, designers, stage managers, stagehands, musicians - even the ushers. A new feature this year is plot summaries of each of the shows, as well as stats, Playbill covers, and inside stories. Chapters on nearly 80 Broadway shows - not just new shows, but also the season's long-running ones. Also photos from Broadway insider events. Reports on opening night presents, embarrassing moments, memorable ad-libs, who got the Gypsy Robe, daily rituals, celebrity visits, favorite health tips and regimens, and so on.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go OnBette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On
(Image Entertainment - new on Blu-Ray/DVD)
Taped at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. She performs "Big Noise from Winnetka," "The Showgirl Must Go On," "Friends," "The Rose," "Do You Wanna Dance," "From a Distance," "Boolya JaDa," "Hello in There," "Pretty Legs/Hot in Here," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Wind Beneath My Wings" with the "Caesar Salad Girls" and a 13-piece band. 70 minutes.

Carol Channing: Jazz BabyCarol Channing: Jazz Baby
(DRG - on CD)
CDU
Reissue of 1994 album. "Jazz Baby," "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Join Us in a Cup of Tea," "Doin' the Old Yahoo Step," "Little Game of Tennis," "Teeny Little Weeny Nest for Two," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "You've Got to See Mamma Ev'ry Night (Or You Can't See Mamma at All)," "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)," "You're the Cream in My Coffee," "Baby Won't You Please Come Home," "Good Man Is Hard to Find," "Button up Your Overcoat," "Wouldn't You Like to Lay Your Head upon My Pillow," "Little Girl from Little Rock," "Bye Bye Baby," "Homesick Blues," "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." Arrangements by Robert Hunter.

Meet Me in St. LouisMeet Me in St. Louis [Blu-ray]
(Warner Home Video - new on 2-disc Blu-Ray)
CDU
1944 musical film featuring Judy Garland. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Extras: introduction by Liza Minnelli; commentary by John Fricke with Margaret O'Brien,Irving Brecher, Hugh Martin and Barbara Freed-Saltzman; Meet Me in St. Louis: The Making of an American Classic (Narrated by Roddy McDowall); Hollywood: The Dream Factory (Emmy-Award winning 1972 MGM-TV special, narrated by Dick Cavett – first time on home video); Becoming Attractions: Judy Garland (1996 TCM special); Meet Me in St. Louis (1966 TV pilot with Shelley Fabares and Celeste Holm); Bubbles (1930 Warner Bros. short featuring Judy Garland at age 7); Skip To My Lou (rare 1941 musical short with Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane); Audio Vault: "Boys and Girls Like You and Me" outtake (reconstruction using still photographs), Lux Radio Theater Broadcast from December 2, 1946; CD sampler with "Meet Me In St. Louis" (Ensemble), "The Boy Next Door," "The Trolley Song," and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."

Michael Ball HeroesMichael Ball: Heroes Live
(Region 2 DVD)
Michael Ball's sold out Heroes Tour concert features songs that were hits in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, including "Summer Wind," "Joanna," "Play Me,""New York State Of Mind" and "For Once In My Life." Also included - exclusive Dress rehearsal featurette. Available for pre-order at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.

The Sinatra ProjectMichael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project, Vol. II: The Good Life
(Concord Jazz - new on CD)
Feinstein revisits the 1960s music of Frank Sinatra and his circle (Bobby Darin, Ann-Margret, Rosemary Clooney, Sammy Davis, Jr.). "Thirteen Women," "Hallelujah I Love Her So," "C'est Comme Ça," "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?," "Sway," "Luck Be A Lady / All I Need Is The Girl," "I'll Be Around," "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Lady Is A Tramp," "For Once In My Life," "The Good Life," "Once In A Lifetime." Recorded May 12 at the Palladium in Carmel, Indiana, backed by a 32-piece orchestra.

My Fair Lady Blu-RayMy Fair Lady Blu-Ray
(Paramount - new on Blu-Ray)
CDU
1964 film version of Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Loewe musical version of Shaw's Pygmalion. Extras include audio commentary; Rex Harrison radio interview; alternate Audrey Hepburn song takes; featurettes from 1963 and 1964; poster art & lobby cards gallery; trailers.

Phantom of the Opera Anniversary DVDThe Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Collection
(import 4-CD/1-Region 2 DVD set)
2-CD Original London Cast Recording of the musical, starring Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman; 2-CD concept album of Love Never Dies starring Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess; DVD The Phantom Phenomenon with rare and unseen footage, including the videos of interviews with Lloyd Webber and Brightman, news reports and footage from a 1998 Lloyd Webber tribute and the 2010 celebration of the West End production's 10,000th performance. 160-page exclusive hardback book by Michael Heatley; Phantom "medallion"; replica of the original opening night programm book from Her Majesty's Theatre in 1986. Pre-ordering at Dress Circle in the full set (Region 2), Blu-Ray and DVD.

Willy Wonka 40th Anniversary setWilly Wonka And The Chocolate Factory 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-Ray
(Warner Home Video - new 3-disc Blu-Ray set)
CDU
In a limited edition tin with scented pencils and a special eraser, 144 page full-color photo booklet, and bonus features on disc including featurettes on Roald Dahl and "Mel Stewarts Wonkavision," and Sing-a-longs, interviews with the cast, and a documentary. Plus a golden ticket game piece will come with the set and can be used to win one of several prizes. DVD edition also being release.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Catch Me If You Can SongbookCatch Me If You Can Piano/Vocal Selections
(Alfred Publishing - Paperback Book)
172-page collectible songbook contains piano/vocal sheet music for each song by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, complete with color photos. "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)," "Fifty Checks."

OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Coming soon:

Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 13
(Rock-It Science - new CD)
Cast members from The Addams Family, Anything Goes, Baby It's You, Billy Elliot, Catch Me if You Can, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Jersey Boys , The Lion King , Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins, Memphis, The Phantom of the Opera, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rent (off-Broadway), Sister Act, Spiderman, Wicked and John W. Engeman Theater's cast of Camelot. Produced by Lynn Pinto. Can be ordered at broadwaycares.org.





Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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