Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 11/22/11

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2011:

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CDs Now Available:

Muppets SoundtrackThe Muppets Soundtrack
(Disney - new on 2 CDs/mp3The Muppets (Original Soundtrack) - The Muppets
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2001 Muppet move soundtrack. Songs performed by Mickey Rooney, Paul Simon, Amy Adams, Jason Siegel, and various Muppet characters. 30 tracks.

Songs from The Blue FlowerSongs of The Blue Flower
(new on CD)
Available for a limited, holiday time only, 500 signed copies of the new recordings "Songs of The Blue Flower," the official recordings of music from the show produced by composer Jim Bauer, performed by Bauer, Meghan McGeary, Jen Chapin, David Driver, special guest Hanna Cheek and original members of The Weimarband, recorded at KMA Studios in New York City in 2010 by engineer Mark Rubinstein, and mixed and mastered by producer/engineer Robbie Bronnimann in the U.K. in 2011. Includes all songs from the show. Clips (click Listen) and purchase (click Buy) information at www.jimbauermusic.com.

Stage Door CanteenStage Door Canteen
(DRG - new on CD/mp3Stage Door Canteen - Broadway Cast - SOUNDTRACK/CAST
Live recording of 92nd St. Y Lyrics and Lyricists series, featuring songs from the WWII era performed by Anderson Davis, Jeffry Denman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Debra Monk, and Betsy Wolfe.

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.

War Horse SoundtrackWar Horse (Soundtrack)
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD/mp3)
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John Williams score for new film based on Michael Morpurgo's novel, which also inspired the stage play. "Dartmoor, 1912," "The Auction," "Bringing Joey Home, and Bonding," "Learning the Call," "Seeding, and Horse vs Car," "Plowing," "Ruined Crop, and Going to War," "The Charge and Capture," "The Desertion," "Joey s New Friends," "Pulling the Cannon," "The Death of Topthorn," "No Man s Land," "The Reunion," "Remembering Emilie, and Finale," "The Homecoming."


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

12 Angry Men Blu-Ray12 Angry Men Blu-Ray
(Criterion Collection - new Blu-Ray/DVD)
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Sidney Lumet's 1957 film version of Reginald Rose teleplay. Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, E.J. Marshall, Jack Warden, Jack Klugman, and more. New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Bonuses: Frank Schaffner's 1955 television version, with introduction by Ron Simon, of the Paley Center for Media; production history from teleplay to big-screen classic; archival interviews with director Sidney Lumet; new interview with screenwriter Walter Bernstein about Lumet; new interview with Simon about writer Reginald Rose; Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1956) teleplay directed by Lumet and written by Rose; new interview with cinematographer John Bailey about director of photography Boris Kaufman; booklet featuring an essay by writer and law professor Thane Rosenbaum; original theatrical trailer.

Making the BoysMaking the Boys
(First Run Features - new on DVD)
CDU | B&N
Crayton Robey's documentary film explores the enduring legacy of The Boys in the Band, the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience. Featuring interviews with its author Mart Crowley, surviving cast members, and a who's who from stage and screen, this documentary captures the behind-the-scenes drama and lasting legacy of this cultural milestone. Featuring Edward Albee, Mart Crowley, Dominick Dunne, William Friedkin, Carson Kressley, Tony Kushner, Terrence McNally, Robert Wagner and more. 90 minutes.


BOOKs Now Available:

All For the BestAll For The Best: How Godspell Transferred from Stage to Screen
(BearManor Media - Paperback Book/Kindle edition)
By Andrew Martin. Introduction by Paul Shaffer. Featuring interviews with composer Stephen Schwartz, producer Edgar Lansbury, star Victor Garber, and all of the film's surviving co-stars and key players from the creative team.

Book of Mormon SongbookBook of Mormon Piano/Vocal Selections
(Alfred Publishing - Paperback Book)
Official sheet music collection for Tony Award-winning Broadway blockbuster written by Robert Lopez, and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Piano/vocal arrangements of all 16 songs from the original Broadway cast recording plus eight pages of full-color photos from the original Broadway production. "Hello! ," "Two by Two ," "You and Me (But Mostly Me) ," "Hasa Diga Eebowai ," "Turn It Off ," "I Am Here for You ," "All-American Prophet ," "Sal Tlay Ka Siti ," "Man Up ," "Making Things Up Again ," "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream ," "I Believe ," "Baptize Me ," "I Am Africa ," "Joseph Smith American Moses ," "Tomorrow Is a Latter Day."

Look I Made a HatLook I Made a Hat: with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Wafflings, Diversions and Anecdotes
(Knopf - Hardcover Book)
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Volume II picks up with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, and his other shows up until the present. In addition is a chapter on Sondheims songs for television and film, which includes the Oscar-winning song "Sooner or Later" from Dick Tracy film.   480 pages.

Other Desert CitiesOther Desert Cities
(Grove Press - Paperback Book)
Jon Robin Baitz' play currently on Broadway. Introduction by Honor Moore.

Transposing BroadwayTransposing Broadway: Jews, Assimilation, and the American Musical
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Stuart J. Hecht. Examination of the relationship between Jews, assimilation, and the changing face of the American musical.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Johnny the PriestJohnny the Priest Original London Cast
(Must Close Saturday Records - new import CD)
1960 London cast recording of score by Antony Hopkins and Peter Powell. Arrangements by Gordon Langford. Jeremy Brett, Stephanie Voss, Bunny May. Also included, bonus tracks from the West End revues And Another Thing, Cranks and New Cranks. Booklet contains never before published photographs of the original production. 23 tracks.





Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff. Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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