Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 11/8/11

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2011:

November 1 | October 25 | October 18 | October 11 | October 4 | September 27 | September 20 | September 13 | September 6 | August 30 | August 23 | August 16 | August 9 | August 2 | July 26 | July 19 | July 12 | July 5 | June 28 | June 21 | June 14 | June 7 |May 31 | May 24 | May 17 | May 10 | May 3 | April 26 | April 19 | April 12 | April 5 | March 29 | March 22 | March 15 | March 8 | March 1 | February 22 | February 15 | February 8 | February 1 | January 25 | January 18 | January 11


CDs Now Available:

Alfie: Alfie BoeAlfie: Alfie Boe
(Universal UK - new on import CD)
New solo album by Alfie Boe (Les Miserable Anniversary concert). "Being Alive," "Maria," "When I Fall In Love," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Music of the Night," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Song to the Siren" (with Robert Plant), "In My Daughter?s Eyes," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" (with Michael Ball), "Wheels of a Dream," "It Was a Very Good Year," "Who Am I," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Available on 10/31 directly from UK at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.

Marilyn Hill SmithMarilyn Hill Smith: It Is Really Me
(JAY Records - new on CD/mp3It Is Really Me. - Marilyn Hill Smith
Solo album from British performer of light opera, operetta, and musical theatre. "Is It Really Me?" (110 In The Shade), "Romance" (The Desert Song), "I Could Have Danced All Night" (My Fair Lady), "Waltz Of My Heart" (The Dancing Years), "Gipsy Fiddles" (Gipsy Love), "Woman And Man" (Robert And Elizabeth), "I'll Follow My Secret Heart" (Conversation Piece), "Somebody Somewhere" (The Most Happy Fella), "Glitter And Be Gay" (Candide), "I Know Now" (Robert And Elizabeth), "Oh! La! La!" (The Gipsy Princess), "I Can Give You The Starlight" (The Dancing Years), "Out Of My Dreams" (Oklahoma!), "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Carousel), "Deep In My Heart" (The Student Prince), "Climb Every Mountain" (The Sound Of Music).

Out of ContextOut Of Context: The Songs Of Michael Patrick Walker
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD/mp3Out Of Context: The Songs of Michael Patrick Walker - Michael Patrick Walker
Songs by composer/lyricist Michael Patrick Walker ( Altar Boyz). Featuring Peter Friedman, Noah Galvin, Andy Karl, Andy Mientus, Jim Stanek, Cheyenne Jackson, Kelli O'Hara, Rachel York, Michael Arden, Lisa Howard, Anne L. Nathan, Kate Wetherhead, Telly Leung, Kerry O'Malley and Natalie Venetia Belcon. "All About Me," "Weird Little Man," "Never Added Up," "Irene," "Different Kind Of Man," "More," "Moonflower," "Someday," "Finding Me," "Pour Poor Me," "The Wall," "Sometimes," "I Believe."

The Road to QatarThe Road to Qatar!
(JAY Records - new on CDThe Road To Qatar! (Original Off Broadway Cast) - David Krane, Stephen Cole, John Yap & David Caldwell
York Theatre Company cast. David Krane and Stephen Cole score. James Beaman, Keith Gerchak, Bill Nolte, Sarah Stiles, Bruce Warren. Orchestrations by David Krane. Previously released digitally.

Sound of Music Australian CastThe Sound of Music Original Australian Cast
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
On CD for the first time. 1961 Australian cast. June Bronhill as Maria. In stereo, digitally remastered. Bonuses: rare bonus tracks performed by various personalities ("My Favourite Things" by Petula Clark, "Climb Ev?ry Mountain" by Dickie Valentine, "Do Re Mi" by Joan Regan, "The Sound of Music" by Edmund Hockridge, "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" by Mark Wynter, "An Ordinary Couple" by Ken Dodd) and Bronhill's own studio versions of highlights ("Do Re Mi," "The Sound of Music," "My Favourite Things," "Climb Ev?ry Mountain") from the score. Available at Stage Door Records.

Tale of Two Cities Concept AlbumTale of Two Cities: Original Broadway Concept Album
(Libra Verde - on CDA Tale of Two Cities Concept Cd - Tale of Two Cities Cast
J. Mark McVey, Christiane Noll, Nick Wyman, Natalie Toro, Paul Castree, Alex Santoriello. "The Way it Ought to Be," "The Shadows of the Night," "It Won't Be Long," "Up in the Garret," "Who Are You," "You'll Never Be Alone," "No Honest Way," "The Trial," "Reflection," "Round and Round," "The Promise," "All In My Mind," "Resurrection Man," "Out of Sight, Out of Mind," "If Dreams Came True," "Until Tomorrow," "The Tale," "Little One," "No One Else," "The Bluff," "Without A Word," "Let Her Be A Child," "Finale - I Can't Recall." Previously in limited release/out of print.

Tale of Two Cities CDA Tale of Two Cities International Studio Cast Recording
(Libra Verde - new on CD)
Jill Santoriello musical Recorded at London's Sphere Studios, June 2009. James Barbour, Brandi Burkhardt, Natalie Toro, Kevin Earley, Simon Thomas, J. Mark Mcvey, Ed Dixon, Craig Bennett, And Alex Santoriello with a Chorus of 30 voices and Orchestra of 33. Track Listing: "Prologue" (J Mark McVey), "The Way It Ought To Be (Paris)" (Natalie Toro, Kevin Earley, Ensemble), "Who Are You" (J Mark Mcvey, Brandi Burkhardt), "You'll Never Be Alone" (Brandi Burkhardt, J Mark McVey), "The Way It Ought To Be (London)" (James Barbour), "No Honest Way" (Ed Dixon, Craig Bennett, James Barbour, Ensemble), "The Trial" (William Thomas Evans, Craig Bennett, Nigel Richards, Ensemble), "Reflection" (James Barbour), "Letter From Uncle" (Alex Santoriello), "The Promise" (J Mark McVey, Simon Thomas), "I Can't Recall" (James Barbour), "Resurrection Man" (Craig Bennett, Walter Oneil, Tim Hartman), "Now At Last" (Simon Thomas, Brandi Burkhardt), "Wedding" (Instrumental), "If Dreams Came True" (Simon Thomas, James Barbour), "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind" (Natalie Toro), "Little One ? Catherine Missal, James Barbour, Kevin Earley, Men), "Until Tomorrow" (Kevin Earley, Natalie Toro, James Barbour, Ensemble), "), "Everything Stays The Same" (Natalie Toro, Kevin Earley, Ensemble), "The Tale" (Natalie Toro, J Mark McVey, James Gillan, Alex Santoriello, Ensemble), "If Dreams Came True Reprise" (James Barbour, Simon Thomas), "Without A Word" (Brandi Burkhardt), "The Bluff" (James Barbour, Ed Dixon), "The Way It Ought To Be Reprise" (James Barbour), "Let Her Be A Child" (Catherine Missal, James Barbour), "The Letter" (James Barbour), "Defarge Goodbye" (Kevin Earley), "Finale" (Kelley Dorney, James Barbour, Ensemble), "Never Say Goodbye (Bonus Track)(Brandi Burkhardt). 78 Minutes. Previously available on show's website.

Tony Bennett Complete CollectionTony Bennett - The Complete Collection
(Sony - 73 CD/3 DVD set)
Chronicles the entire career of Tony Bennett as documented in the albums and singles he's made for Columbia Records (beginning in 1952 through the present), as well as his recordings for Roulette (an historic encounter with Count Basie and Orchestra in 1959), MGM (1972-73), Improv (Bennett's own label from 1973-76) and Fantasy (with pianist Bill Evans, released in 1975-76). Barnes & Noble exclusive.


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Bebe Neuwirth PorcelainBebe Neuwirth: Porcelain
(Leopard Works Records - new on mp3)
"The Bilbao," "The Madame," "Invitation to the Blues," "Blackbird," "MrBojangles," "The Coffee Song," "Foreign Affair," "Lucy and Jessie," "Hymn to Love," "Simply a Waltz," "It Only Happens," "Ring Them Bells," "But the World Goes 'round," "Shiver Me Timbers," "I'll Be Seeing You."

Dig Down Deeper"Dig Down Deeper" from Tinker Bell & The Pixie Hollow Games
(Digital single at iTunes/Amazon mp3Dig Down Deeper (From
Single by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda (Striking 12) from upcoming television special (11/19 on Disney Channel). Sung by Zendaya.

First Nudie Musical SoundtrackThe First Nudie Musical Soundtrack
Kritzerland - new on CD)
35th anniversary issue of soundtrack from 1976 film. Includes original soundtrack recording as well as the newly arranged soundtrack to Nick Redman's documentary, From Dollars To Donuts: An Undressing Of The First Nudie Musical, arranged by Grant Geissman. Booklet contains liner notes by Nick Redman and Bruce Kimmel. Available at Kritzerland.com.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Bell Telephone Hour Alfred DrakeBell Telephone Hour 1959-1962 starring Alfred Drake
(VAI - new on DVD)
Television appearances. 48 minutes. Released 9/13/11.

Bell Telephone Hour Howard KeelBell Telephone Hour 1959-1966 starring Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Sally Ann Howes and Martha Wright
(VAI - new on DVD)
Television appearances. 37 minutes.

Bell Telephone Hour Gordon MacraeBell Telephone Hour 1960-1965 starring Gordon Macrae and Sheila Macrae
(VAI - new on DVD)
Television appearances. 28 minutes.

Bell Telephone Hour John RaittBell Telephone Hour 1960-1966 starring John Raitt
(VAI - new on DVD)
Television appearances. Released 9/13/11.

First Nudie Musical Blu-RayThe First Nudie Musical Blu-Ray
(Kritzerland - new Blu-Ray)
35th anniversary remastered 1976 film. Stephen Nathan, Cindy Williams, Bruce Kimmel, Diana Canova, Alexandra Morgan, Leslie Ackerman, and Alan Abelew. Screenplay, Music, and Lyrics by Bruce Kimmel. Directed by Mark Haggard and Bruce Kimmel. Extras: retrospective documentary co-directed by Academy Award-nominee Nick Redman; three commentary tracks, two for the film—one with Cindy Williams, Stephen Nathan, and Bruce Kimmel, and one with Nick Redman and Bruce Kimmel), and one for the documentary—Nick Redman, Michael Rosendale, and Bruce Kimmel; deleted scene; two deleted musical numbers (one with sound and picture, one with audio only); two theatrical trailers; radio spot; costume tests; stills gallery. AVailable at Kritzerland.com.

The NutcrackerThe Nutcracker: The Untold Story
(Universal Studios - new Blu-Ray/DVD)
2010 film. Cast includes Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane, Frances de la Tour and John Turturro. Based on the classic story that inspired the Tchaikovsky ballet music; film includes eight new by Tim Rice (The Lion King, Evita). Released 11/1/11.



BOOKs Now Available:

Annotated Peter PanThe Annotated Peter Pan (The Centennial Edition)
(W.W. Norton - Hardcover Book)
By J. M. Barrie; Maria Tatar, editor. With period photographs, full-color images by iconic illustrators, commentary on stage and screen versions, and supplementary material, including Barrie's screenplay for a silent film. 125 black-and-white and 125 four-color illustrations. Released 10/11/11.

Elf Vocal SelectionsElf: The Broadway Musical Vocal Selections
(Alfred Publishing - Paperback Book)
Score from 2010 musical. Chad Beguelin (lyrics) and Matthew Sklar (music). includes photos from the original Broadway production, allows vocalists and pianists to apply their talent to the entertaining songs of this hilarious and endearing holiday tale. Titles: "Christmastown," "World's Greatest Dad," "In the Way," "Sparlkejollytwinklejingley," "I'll Believe in You," "Just Like Him," "A Christmas Song," "Nobody Cares About Santa," "Never Fall in Love (With an Elf)," "There Is a Santa Claus," "The Story of Buddy the Elf."

Funny Girl Vocal ScoreFunny Girl (Complete Vocal Score)
(Alfred Publishing - Paperback Book)
Complete piano/vocal score for the 1964 Broadway musical with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill. 184 pages, lay-flat binding.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Do Re Mi OLCDo Re Mi (Original London Cast)
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3)
CDU
1961 London cast. Score by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green. In stereo and remastered. First time on CD. Max Bygraves, Maggie Fitzgibbon, Steve Arlen, Jan Waters. Bonus tracks include pop versions of songs from the show performed by Bygraves, Arlen and Beatrice Lillie. 22 tracks.

Dorothy Provine Roaring 20sDorothy Provine: Songs from Warner Bros Television Show "The Roaring 20's"
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
CDU
Soundtrack to the 1960-62 hit TV series :The Roaring 20s" on CD for the first time. Vocals by Dorothy Provine. Songs from wo soundtrack LPs (including the hit single "Don't Bring Lulu,) remastered and in stereo. 19 tracks.

Downtown AbbeyDownton Abbey Soundtrack
(Decca - new on CD)
Music from British television drama set in England during the Edwardian era in the fictional estate of Downton, Yorkshire. Features Alfie Boe (Les Miserables) singing "If You Were The Only Girl In The World" and "Roses of Picardy."

Fresher the MusicalFresher - The Musical
(new on CD)
Original cast album of Mark Aspinall's score for new pop-funk musical-comedy. Edinburgh Fringe 2010. Natalie Bush, James Darch, Grace Eccleson, Dan Buckley, Alexis Gerred, Natasha J Barnes, Andrew Bryant, Rebekah Hinds, Gary Hughes. Pre-ordering at Dress Circle

Inside OutInside Out
(Kritzerland Records - on CD)
Re-mastered and re-packaged original (1994 Off-Broadway) cast recording. Doug Haverty/ Adryan Russ score. Ann Crumb, Harriett D. Foy, Kathleen Mahony-Bennett, Jan Maxwell, Cass Morgan, Julie Prosser. Orders placed at Kritzerland.com will ship early.

MelodylandMelody Hollis: Welcome to Melodyland
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Solo album for thirteen-year-old cabaret artist and musical theatre performer (White Christmas). Recorded live at Sterling's at Vitello's. "Melodyland," "Born To Entertain" (Ruthless!), "Part Of Your World" (The Little Mermaid), "Sherman Brothers Nonsense Words Medley," Reflection/The Girl I Mean To Be" (Mulan/The Secret Garden), "Hit Me With A Hot Note," The Boy From ..." (The Mad Show), "I Know Now" (Snoopy! The Musical), "Children Will Listen" (Into The Woods), "I Want To Be A Rockette (Kicks: The Showgirl Musical), "A Quiet Thing" (Flora, The Red Menace), "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy/Love You Didn't Do Right By Me" (White Christmas), "Fascinatin' Rhythm/I Got Rhythm," "Tomorrow" (Annie), "When You Wish Upon A Star" (Pinocchio). Conceived and Directed by Bruce Kimmel, with musical direction by Steve Hollis. Arrangements by John Boswell and Bruce Kimmel.

Stingiest Man in TownThe Stingiest Man In Town
(VAI - new on DVD)
1956 Television musical A Christmas Carol. Score by Fred Spielman and Janice Tore. Basil Rathbone, Vic Damone, Patrice Munsel, Johnny Desmond, Robert Weede. 92 minutes. Black & white.

Tale of Two Cities DVDA Tale of Two Cities In Concert
(Libre Verde - new on DVD)
Concert recording of musical by Jill Santorielli. Filmed on location in London, Paris and Brighton, England. Narrated by Michael York. Featuring James Barbour, Brandi Burkhardt, Natalie Toro, Kevin Earley, J. Mark Mcvey, Simon Thomas, Ed Dixon, Rosemary Leach, Paul Baker, Howard Samuels. With Special Bonus Material: new song "Never Say Goodbye" Music by Frank Wildhorn & Lyrics by Jill Santoriello; "Without A Word" from the Broadway musical - both performed by Brandi Burkhardt. Michael York interview with Dickens' granddaughter at the Dickens Museum. 96 Minutes. NTSC. Wide release.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Funny Girl Sheet MusicFunny Girl - Sheet Music from the Broadway Musical: Piano/Vocal
(Alfred Publishing - Paperback Book)
Updated piano/vocal selections folio, in which the arrangements of several songs have been upgraded to better reflect the familiar original cast recordings compared to earlier printed editions. Also added is the song "Funny Girl," which Styne and Merrill wrote for the 1968 movie adaptation. "I'm the Greatest Star," "Cornet Man," "His Love Makes Me Beautiful," "I Want to Be Seen with You Tonight," "Henry Street," "People," "You Are Woman, I Am Man," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "Sadie, Sadie," "Who Are You Now?," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," "Funny Girl."



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