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SOUND ADVICE WEEKLY RECAP PT 1: MUSIC & BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE + UPCOMING RELEASE NEWS
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Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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CDs Now Available:

Brickman ChristmasBrickman for Broadway Christmas
(new on two CDs)
Includes duet performances with Megan Hilty, Santino Fontana, Kelli O'Hara, Norm Lewis, Adrienne Warren, Shoshana Bean, Max von Essen, Sierra Boggess and Matt Doyle. "You Will Be Found", "It's Quiet Uptown", "For Good", "True Love" and 12 more. Will benefit The Actors Fund. At JimBrickman.com.


DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Frankly SharonFrankly Sharon
(Time-Life Music - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Canadian Soprano Sharon Azrieli sings songs by Frank Wildhorn. Features musical theatre songs in French, Italian and Hebrew, with translations all done by Azrieli. "Storybook," "Finding Wonderland," "Please Don't Make Me Love You," "If There is Love," "Living in The Shadows," "I'll Forget You," "Now When The Rain Falls," "How Do You Make It Stay," "The Girl I Used To Be," "Now," "Dream and Awaken," "We All Dance Alone," "You Must Have Loved Me," "Anything Can Happen." Released 11/13/20.


Sondheim SessionsSo Many People: The Sondheim Sessions
(new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
Travis Moser with Drew Wutke. "Broadway Baby," "What Can You Lose?," "Good Thing Going," "So Many People," "I'm Still Here." Released 10/13/20.


DVD Now Available:

Spongebob LiveSpongeBob SquarePants: The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!
(Paramount/Nickelodeon Home Entertainment - new on DVD)
Filmed version of the show presented live on October 17, 2019, plus an exclusive sing-along edition only available on this DVD. Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee, Danny Skinner, Brian Ray Norris, Wesley Taylor, Christina Sajous, Tom Kenny. Conceived and directed by Tina Landau. Original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants, T.I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny, and Andy Paley. Book by Kyle Jarrow. Music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tom Kitt, and choreography by Christopher Gattelli. Scenic and costume design by David Zinn. Lighting design by Kevin Adams. Projection design by Peter Nigrini. Sound design by Walter Trarbach.


BOOKs Now Available:

Rachel BloomRachel Bloom: I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are
(Grand Central Publishing - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD)
Collection of personal essays, poems and even amusement park maps on the subjects of insecurity, fame, anxiety, and much more. Told in her unique voice (sometimes singing voice). 256 pages.

Rupert GooldThe Theatre of Rupert Goold: Radical approaches to adaptation and new writing
(Methuen Drama - new Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
By Sarah Grochala. Surveys and analyzes the range of British stage director Rupert Goold's work to date. Based on extensive interviews with Goold and some of the playwrights, designers, actors and other creatives who have collaborated with him. 192 pages.

Not My MemoirThis Is Not My Memoir
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
By André Gregory and Todd London. The audible audiobook version is narrated by André Gregory. Tells the life story of André Gregory, iconic theatre director, writer, and actor. Gregory shares memories from a life lived for art, including stories from the making of My Dinner with André. Includes fantastic and fantastical stories that take the reader from wartime Paris to golden-age Hollywood, from avant-garde theaters to monasteries in India. Along the way we meet Jerzy Grotowski, Helene Weigel, Gregory Peck, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Wallace Shawn, and many other larger-than-life personalities. A collaboration between Gregory and Todd London. 224 pages.


ITEMS to be released this Friday, November 20:

Anne of Green GablesAnne of Green Gables
(Broadway Records - new digital album)
Original concept recording of Matte O'Brien (lyrics) and Matt Vinson (music) score. The musical will have its world premiere at Goodspeed Musicals in 2021. Diana DeGarmo, George Salazar, Colin Donnell, Patti Murin, Aurelia Williams, Chris McCarrell, Emily Bautista, Michelle Veintimilla, and more. Produced by Matte O'Brien, Matt Vinson, Justin Goldner, Justin Nichols, Eric Cornell, and Jack Sennott.

If the Fates AllowIf The Fates Allow: A Hadestown Holiday Album
(Broadway Records - new on CD and digital)
Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad plus guest appearances by the entire cast of Hadestown. Holiday classics plus songs by Gonzalez-Nacer, Anaïs Mitchell, and Liam Robinson. "Thank God It's Christmas," "Sleigh Ride," "Come Healing" (with Patrick Page), "Song of the Magi" (with Jewelle Blackman), "Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming," "Purple Snowflakes" (with Kay Trinidad), "Blue Christmas" (with André De Shields), "Winter Song" (with Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada), "Gift for an Angel" (with Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), "Someday at Christmas," "The Longest Winter" (Amber Gray), "8 Days (of Hanukkah)," "'Twas The Night," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." Produced by Grammy winner David Lai, Todd Sickafoose, Liam Robinson, and Gonzalez-Nacer. Executive-produced by Van Dean and Mara Isaacs. 14 tracks. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Josh Groban: HarmonyJosh Groban: Harmony
(Warner/Reprise - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Josh Groban performing a collection of timeless songs and two originals. The World We Knew (Over and Over)," "Angels," "Celebrate Me Home," "Shape of My Heart" (with Leslie Odom Jr.), "Your Face," "Both Sides Now" (with Sara Bareilles), "She," "The Impossible Dream," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "It's Now or Never," "I Can't Make You Love Me," "The Fullest" (with Kirk Franklin). Those who pre-order (not clear if that's just digital) will receive an instant download of Josh's rendition of "Impossible Dream."

Les Mis Staged ConcertLes Misérables: The Staged Concert
(First Night Arts Music - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Live album featuring Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Matt Lucas. Recorded live at the Gielgud Theatre in London. 39 tracks.

Prince of EgyptPrince of Egypt OLC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Stephen Schwartz score for current West End musical. 43-member cast includes Luke Brady, Liam Tamne, Christine Allado, Alexia Khadime, Joe Dixon, Debbie Kurup, Gary Wilmot, Mercedesz Csampai, Adam Pearce, Tanisha Spring, Silas Wyatt-Barke, Simbi Akande, and Casey Al-Shaqsy. The score includes 10 new songs and five from the DreamWorks animated film. "Deliver Us," "Faster," "One Weak Link," "Footprints on the Sand," "Seti's Return," "Dance to the Day," "All I Ever Wanted," "Make it Right," "Moses in the Desert," "Through Heaven's Eyes," "Faster (Reprise)," "Never in a Million Years," "Act I Finale," "Return to Egypt," "Always on Your Side," "Simcha," "Deliver Us (Reprise)," "The Plagues," "For the Rest of My Life," "Heartless," "When You Believe," "Never in a Million Years (Reprise)," "Act II Finale." CD format will be released later this year. Produced by Dominick Amendum and Stephen Schwartz, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer. [See our review of this album.] Previously released on mp3 and at at iTunes.

Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey: I Owe It All to You
(Decca - new album on CD)
"Grand finale" album includes new material written specifically for the world-renowned singer, plus tracks handpicked by Bassey to reflect her career. "Overture," "Who Wants To Live Forever," "I Owe It All To You," "Almost Like Being In Love," "Maybe This Time," "I Made It Through The Rain," "Adagio," "Look But Don't Touch," "Smile," "You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet," "I Don't Know What Love Is," "Always On My Mind," "I Was Here," "Music." Deluxe version, with expanded booklet featuring archived material and career highlights, also available.

Holiday SauceTaylor Mac's Holiday Sauce
(Favorite Fruit - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Holiday album is dedicated to the memory of Taylor Mac's drag mother, Mother Flawless Sabrina. "The Black Angel's Death Song / Carol of the Bells," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "All Tomorrow's Parties / Little Drummer Boy," "Bargain Day," "Super Rich Kids," "Cathedral," "Christmas with Grandma," "Silent Night," "How Can I Keep from Singing."


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

The Boy in the DressThe Boy in the Dress
(new album at iTunes)
Cast recording of musical based on the bestselling book by David Walliams, adapted by Mark Ravenhill. "Ordinary," "If I Don’t Cry," "We Are the Winners," "Three for the Price of Two," "A House Without a Mum," "I Hate Kids," "Is There Anything More Beautiful Than Lisa James?," "Disco Symphony," "A Girl Who’s Gonna Be," "Miss Windsor’s Belle Chanson," "A Boy in a Dress," "Beach Holiday Sunday," "When Things Fall Apart," "You Don’t Have A Prayer," "You Can’t Expel Us All," "If I Don’t Cry (Reprise)," "I Like to Put on a Dress," "Extraordinary," "Disco Finale," "If I Don’t Cry (Demo)," "A House Without a Mum" (demo). Music and lyrics by Robbie Williams, Guy Chambers and Chris Heath. Cast includes Musical supervision and arrangements by Bruce O'Neil. Musical direction and arrangements by Alan Williams. Orchestrations by Tom Deering and Guy Chambers.

Lea SalongaLea Salonga Live in Concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
(Broadway Records - new on CD/digital)
Recorded live at Sydney Opera House. "Overture," "Feelin' Good," "Out There," "Reflection," "The Human Heart," "Will He Like Me / Vanilla Ice Cream /Till There Was You," "Journey to the Past," "Why God Why?," "Meadowlark," "Children Will Listen," "Drops of Jupiter," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?," "A Whole New World (featuring Mat Verevis)," "This Is Me," "On My Own," "Boy Band Medley." to be presented on PBS Great Performances on 11/27/20. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

The Littlest RevueThe Littlest Revue
(Kritzerland - on CD)
Music and Lyrics mostly by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke. Sketches and additional music and lyrics by John Latouche, Sheldon Harnick, Charles Strouse, Sammy Cahn, Nat Hiken and Billy Friedberg, George Baxt, Allan Manings and Bob Van Scoyk, Eudora Welty, Mike Stewart, Michael Brown, and Bud McCreery. Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, Charlotte Rae, Larry Storch (not on the album), and George Marcy. To ship by the last week fo December. Limited to 500 copies. At Kritzerland.com.

MatildaMatilda the Musical vinyl
(Broadway Records - new double-LP)
2013 Broadway cast recording of Tim Minchin score on blue vinyl. First release of Matilda in any format to include all songs in show order, and first physical format to have the special bonus tracks "Perhaps a Child" and "Naughty" (sung by all four Tony Award-honored Matildas). Currently at BroadwayRecords.com.

Young Man with a HornYoung Man With a Horn
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1950 musical drama directed by Michael Curtiz. Kirk Douglas, Doris Day, Lauren Bacall and Hoagy Carmichael. 112 minutes.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Arthur SchwartzThat's Entertainment: A Biography of Broadway Composer Arthur Schwartz
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By Tighe E. Zimmers. First full-length biography of composer Arthur Schwartz. Covers his work on Broadway and in Hollywood with lyricists Howard Dietz, Dorothy Fields, Oscar Hammerstein II, Frank Loesser, Johnny Mercer Leo Robin. Describes his creative process and includes behind-the-scenes stories of each of his major musicals. 294 pages.





Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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