Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 9/27/11

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CDs Now Available:

Anastasia BarzeeAnastasia Barzee: The Dimming of the Day
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3The Dimming of the Day - Anastasia Barzee
CDU | B&N icon
Singer/actress Anastasia Barzee (White Christmas, Henry IV, Urinetown, Jekyll & Hyde) reimagines an eclectic range of Broadway, pop and jazz-infused songs, and showcases a diverse array of her favorite contemporary artists/ "The Man with the Child in His Eyes" (Kate Bush), "Summer Me, Winter Me" (Bergman/Bergman/LeGrand), "Lilac Wine" (James Shelton), "Dinner at Eight" (Rufus Wainwright), "The Dimming of the Day" - duet with Brian D'Arcy James (Richard Thompson), "Company" (Jones/Johnson), "American Tune" (Paul Simon), "Nothing Like You've Ever Known" (Black/Lloyd Webber), "Feels Like Home" (Randy Newman), "Don't Go to Strangers " (Kent/Mann/Evans), "All I Know" (Jimmy Webb), "Terrible Things" (April Smith), "April Moon" (Robert Lee/Leon Ko)" (bonus). Produced by Matt Pierson. Arrangements by Gil Goldstein. Recorded by Meredith McCandless at Flux Studios, NYC Liner notes by John Patrick Shanley.

Barbara Cook: YOu Make Me Feel So YoungBarbara Cook: You Make Me Feel So Young
(DRG/Koch - new on CD/mp3You Make Me Feel So Young: Live At Feinstein's - Barbara Cook
CDU | B&N icon
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."

Breast WishesBreast Wishes An Uplifting Musical - Original Australian Cast
(new on CD)
A celebration of breasts and those who support them, written by Australian comedic and dramatic writers including Merridy Eastman, Jonathan Gavin, Richard Glover, Wendy Harmer, Sheridan Jobbins, James Millar and Debra Oswald, with music and lyrics by Bruce Brown. Cast includes Valerie Bader, Chelsea Plumley, Anne Looby, Gretel Scarlett and David Harris. Musical direction by Michael Tyack. 18-page full color booklet with production photos and complete lyrics. Proudly supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Available at Middle Eight Music.

Betty Blue Eyes OLCBetty Blue Eyes OLC
(First Night - new on CD)
Cameron Mackintosh's production of Stiles and Drewe musical, adapted by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman from the Alan Bennett/Malcolm Mowbray film A Private Function. Sarah Lancashire and Reece Shearsmith. Release date undetermined. "Overture - Austerity Britain," "Fair Shares For All," "A Place On The Parade," "Magic Fingers," "Painting By Heart," "Nobody," "Nobody (Part 2)," "A Private Function," "Betty Blue Eyes," "Lionheart," "Steal The Pig," "Another Little Victory," "It's An Ill Wind," "Pig No Pig," "The Kind Of Man I Am," "A Private Function (Reprise)," "Finale Ultimo - Confessions," "Magic Fingers (Reprise)," "Betty Blue Eyes (Reprise)," "Jitterbug." Available at Dress Circle. U.S. import expected 10/11/11.

Carl Davis: Up in LightsCarl Davis: Up In Lights - Broadway – Hollywood – West End
(new on CD)
The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Carl Davis. "New York, New York," "Carousel Waltz," "Cats Suite" (World Premiere), "Hollywood Theme," "Keystone Kops," "Summertime," "A Woman is a Sometime Thing," "Bess, You is My Woman Now," "It Ain’t Necessarily So," "West Side Story Overture," "My Fair Lady – Ascot Gavotte," "The Fiddler on the Roof – Wedding Dance," "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head," "Aquarius," "What a Piece of Work is Man," "Let the Sun Shine In," "One." Available at Dress Circle

Footloose 2011 SoundtrackFootloose: New Soundtrack
(Atlantic - new on CD/mp3Footloose (Music from the Motion Picture) [Deluxe Version] - Various Artists
CDU | B&Nicon
"Footloose" (Blake Shelton), "Where The River Goes" (Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band), "Little Lovin'" (Lissie), "Holding Out For A Hero" (Ella Mae Bowen), "Let's Hear It For The Boy" (Jana Kramer), "So Sorry Mama" (Whitney Duncan), "Fake ID" (Gretchen Wilson)" (Big & Rich), "Almost Paradise" (Victoria Justice and Hunter Hayes), "Walkin' Blues" (Kenny Wayne Shepherd)" (CeeLo Green), "Magic In My Home" (Jason Freeman), "Suicide Eyes" (A Thousand Horses), "Dance The Night Away" (feat Denim).

Michael ButelMitchell Butel - Killing Time Live in Concert
(new on CD)
Debut album by one of Australia's top cabaret and musical theatre stars (Avenue Q, Dusty, The Venetian Twins and Hair). Available at Middle Eight Music.

Michael CormickMichael Cormick - Smooth Sessions
(new on CD)
Debut album from one of Australia and the West End's favourite leading men (The Rocky Horror Show, Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Grease, Falsettos, Eureka, Sunset Boulevard, Mamma Mia, Beauty and the Beast). "Closer," "Cool Change," "Summer Breeze," "Burn For You," "Light My Fire," "We Can Work It Out - with Margaret Urlich," "Can't Help Falling In Love," "Feel Like Makin' Love," "Superstar," "Everybody's Talking At Me," "I'm Not In Love," "Norwegian Wood," "All In Love Is Fair." Available at Middle Eight Music.

The Happy ElfMusic from The Happy Elf: Harry Connick Jr
(Marsalis Music - new on CD/mp3Music from The Happy Elf - Harry Connick, Jr.
CDU | B&N icon
The Happy Elf is a Harry Connick, Jr. project that was first a song, then an animated film, then adapted for the stage (fully produced workshop at Montgomery College, Rockville MD in 2010 with Michael Rupert).

Sing on Through TomorrowSing on Through Tomorrow: The Songs of Matthew Robinson - 2011 Original Australian Cast
(new on CD)
New musical revue. Matthew Robinson, Shaun Rennie, Kate Maree Hoolihan and Hollie Andrew. Peter Rutherford Musical Director. Available at Middle Eight Music.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

The DybbukThe Dybbuk
(Entertainment One - new on DVD)
CDU | B&N
1960 TV broadcast of S. Ansky play, directed by Sidney Lumet, with Theodore Bikel, Vincent Gardenia, Carol Lawrence, and Gene Saks. 100 minutes.

Footloose DeluxeFootloose (Deluxe Edition)
(Paramount - new on Blu-Ray/DVD)
CDU | B&N icon
1984 film with Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Chris Penn. Directed by Herbert Ross. Written by Dean Pitchford. Blu-Ray extras: Commentary by Craig Zadan and Dean Pitchford; commentary by Kevin Bacon; Let's Dance! Kevin Bacon on Footloose (HD); From Bomont to the Big Apple: An Interview with Sarah Jessica Parker (HD); Remembering Willard (HD); Kevin Bacon's Screen Test (HD); Kevin Bacon Costume Montage (HD); 2004 DVD Archive; Theatrical Trailer (HD).

The World of Sholom AleichemThe World of Sholom Aleichem
(Entertainment One - new on DVD)
CDU | B&N
1959 TV broadcast of Arnold Perl Off-Broadway play with Zero Mostel, Nancy Walker, Sam Levene, Jack Gilford, Lee Grant, Charlotte Rae. Directed by Don Richardson. 101 minutes.


BOOKs Now Available:

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."

Follies 2nd EditionFollies (tie-in edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Reprint of libretto by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim musical. New cover, new bio of Goldman


CALENDARS/MISCELLANEOUS GIFTS

Playbill Jigsaw PuzzlePlaybill 2009 - 2010 Broadway Season Puzzle: 1000 pcs
(Playbill - Jigsaw Puzzle)
More than 72 Playbill logos repeated throughout the design. Assembled Puzzle Measures Approximately: 19.25 x 26.75

Wicked Jigsaw PuzzleWicked 1000 Piece Puzzle
(Jigsaw Puzzle)


Wizard of Oz 2012 CalendarThe Wizard of Oz Wall 2012 Calendar
(Day Dream - Wall Calendar)



Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Elf OBC
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording. Matthew Sklar/Chad Beguelin score (book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin). Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum. Sebastian Arcelus, Amy Spanger, Mark Jacoby, Michael Mandell, Michael McCormick, Valerie Wright, Matthew Gumley, Matthew Schecter. 11/1/11.

Follies in Concert
(Masterworks - 2-CD set)
CDU | B&N icon

Re-release of 1985 original cast CD. Concert presentation of Sondheim score. Licia Albanese, Carol Burnett, Liz Callaway, Betty Comden, Barbara Cook, Adolph Green, André Gregory, George Hearn, Howard McGillin, Erie Mills, Liliane Montevecchi, Phyllis Newman, Mandy Patinkin, Daisy Prince, Lee Remick, Arthur Rubin, Elaine Stritch, Jim Walton. 10/24/11.

Footloose the MusicalFootloose The Musical
(Ghostlight - on CD)
Updated and remastered re-release of out-of-print 1998 cast recording. New album artwork by Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo. Reflects changes made to the show by the original writers after their Broadway run and subsequent productions around the world. Tom Snow (music), Dean Pitchford (lyrics) score; additional music was contributed by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman. Jim Ambler, Stephen Lee Anderson, Robin Baxter, Rosalind Brown, Bryant Carroll, Paul Castree, Catherine Cox, Kathy Deitch, Hunter Foster, Stacy Francis, Artie Harris, Billy Hartung, Dee Hoty, Jeremy Kushnier, Donna Lee Marshall, Tom Plotkin, Jennifer Laura Thompson. "Footloose/On Any Sunday," "The Girl Gets Around," "I Can't Stand Still," "Somebody's Eyes," "Learning To Be Silent," "Holding Out For A Hero," "Heaven Help Me," "I'm Free/Heaven Help Me," "Still Rockin'," "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "Can You Find It In Your Heart?," "Mama Says (You Can't Back Down)," "Almost Paradise," "Can You Find It In Your Heart? (reprise)," "Footloose (finale)." Cut song "Still Rockin'" newly recorded by Hunter Foster with members of the original orchestra (produced, recorded and mixed by Joel Moss). Album originally produced by Tommy Krasker and Tom Snow, and recorded and mixed by Joel Moss. Album to be released 10/24/11. Digital release set for 10/4/11.

The Railway ChildrenThe Railway Children - Live At Waterloo
(new Region 2 DVD)
A live stage version of the classic story. E. Nesbit story adapted by Mike Kenny. Directed by Damian Cruden. Christopher Madin, Composer and Music Director. Featuring Marcus Brigstocke. As performed at at the former Eurostar terminal where a 1,000 seat venue has been built around the railway tracks with audiences seated either side, featuring Stirling Single, a 60-ton steam locomotive. Pre-ordering at Dress Circle for 11/15/11.

Silence! The Musical
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Musical adaptation of he film. Music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan. Brent Barrett, Jenn Harris, Callan Bergmann, Stephen Bienskie, Harry Bouvy, Ashlee Dupre, Deidre Goodwin, Jeff Hiller, Howard Kaye and Lucia Spina. Recorded 8/8/11. 11/22/11.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Lionel Bart StoryFings Ain't What They Used T' Be: The Lionel Bart Story
(Omnibus Press - Hardcover Book)
By David and Caroline Stafford. Best known for creating the book, music and lyrics for Oliver!, songs "Living Doll," "From Russia With Love." Authors had exclusive access to Bart's personal archives - his unfinished autobiography, letters and scrapbooks. They have interviewed his personal secretaries, friends, family, counsellors and many of the performers, musicians and producers who worked with him. Pre-ordering at Dress Circle and Fings Ain't Wot They Used T' Be: The Life of Lionel Bart for 11/8/11.





Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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