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SOUND ADVICE WEEKLY RECAP PT 1: MUSIC, MOVIE & BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE + UPCOMING RELEASE NEWS
Posted by: T.B._Admin. (SoundAdvice@talkinbroadway.com) 11:07 am EST 01/19/21

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:

One Night in MIamiOne Night In Miami...
(ABKCO - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes/vinyl)
Soundtrack from 2020 film about a fictionalized meeting of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke in a Miami hotel room in February 1964, celebrating Ali's surprise title win over Sonny Liston. Features performances by Terrence Blanchard, Leslie Odom Jr., L.C. Cooke, Billy Preston, Jeremy Pope. "Rumble, Young Man, Rumble!," "Sam Cooke Comes to Stage / Copacabana Introduction," "Tammy," "Howl For Me Daddy," "Do Us All Proud," "I Believe To My Soul," "Salah Time," "I'm King Of The World!," "Put Me Down Easy - Hampton House," "Put Me Down Easy," "Greazee," "Ain't Yo Stuff Safe Here," "Malcolm Looks Out The Window," "You Send Me," "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons," "Brother, What Is Going On?," "I Wanna Damn Party," "Lonely Teardrops," "Chain Gang," "Good Times," "A Change Is Gonna Come," "Speak Now." Released 1/15/21.


DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Stages: A Theater MemoirStages: A Theater Memoir
(Barbara Hogenson Agency - Audible Audiobook)
Audible version of 2019 book by Albert Poland, Broadway and Off-Broadway producer and general manager (The Boy from Oz, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Starmites, 68 OB credits, including Little Shop of Horrors, The Waverly Gallery. Released earlier in Paperback format and Kindle Edition.

TreesonTreeson: An Eco-Musical
(new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast album of score by G. Victoria Campbell. Simon Bächtiger, G. Victoria Campbell, Peter Campbell, Aly Carrigan, Daniele Alan-Carter, Diana Chu, Luisa Cortés, Jacob Didas, Sinead Davies, Sarsi Grace, Stephen Ingram, Auguste Jankauskaite, Emett Matthews, Jenny Mollet, Sarah Waddington and Colin Wardale. Orchestrations by Joseph Purdue. A portion of sales will go toward the Rainforest Alliance. Released 1/15/21.


BLU-RAY/DVDs Now Available:

Girl HappyGirl Happy
(Warner Archives - on DVD)
1965 musical film featuring Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Gary Crosby, Mary Ann Mobley, Jackie Coogan. 96 minutes.


Books Now Available:

Jason Robert Brown 2Jason Robert Brown Collection - Volume 2: 24 Selections from Shows and Albums
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook features 24 selections from Bridges of Madison County, 13: The Musical, Honeymoon in Vegas, and The Last Five Years and the album How We React and How We Recover. Arranged for voice with piano accompaniment. "All Things in Time," "Almost Real," "Always Better," "Another Life," "Anywhere but Here," "Before and After You/One Second and a Million Miles," "Being a Geek," "Brand New You," "Fifty Years Long," "Hope," "I Love Betsy," "Invisible," "It All Fades Away," "Jason's Song (Gave It Away)," "A Little More Homework," "Melinda," "Opportunity," "Out of the Sun," "Sanctuary," "Singing You Home," "A Song About Your Gun," "Still Hurting," "Wait 'Til You See What's Next," "What It Means to Be a Friend."

Play That Goes WrongThe One-Act Play That Goes Wrong
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
The original one-act edition of the play by Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis which premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London in 2012. (The expanded two-act version Won WhatsOnStage, Olivier, Tony, and Drama Desk Awards.) 64 pages.

A Strange LoopA Strange Loop: A Musical
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer Prize winning musical. 120 pages.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

My Dream Is YoursMy Dream Is Yours
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1949 musical romantic comedy film. Starring Jack Carson, Doris Day, and Lee Bowman. Songs mostly by Ralph Blane and Harry Warren. 1080p HD master. Extras: vintage Joe McDoakes comedy short So You Want to be An Actor; The Grass is Always Greener short subject; classic cartoon A Ham in a Role; original theatrical Trailer (HD). 101 minutes.

On Moonlight BayOn Moonlight Bay
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1951 musical film. Starring Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Jack Smith. New 1080p HD master from 4K scan of original Technicolor negatives. Extras: Let's Sing a Song About the Moonlight vintage short; classic cartoon A Hound for Trouble; original theatrical trailer (HD). 95 minutes.

San FranciscoSan Francisco
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1936 musical film. Black & white. Stars Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald and Spencer Tracy. Title song composed by Bronislaw Kaper and Walter Jurmann, with lyrics by Gus Kahn. New 1080p HD master from nitrate preservation elements. 115 minutes.

Show Boat 1951Show Boat 1951
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1951 film based on the stage musical. Score by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on musical book by Edna Ferber. Directed by George Sidney. Cast includes Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Agnes Moorehead. New 1080p HD master from 4K scan of original Technicolor negatives. Audio Specs DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 STEREO - English, DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Original Mono Theatrical track Extras: commentary by George Sidney; Till the Clouds Roll By - Show Boat (1946) Sequence; "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" and "Bill" Ava Gardner audio-only outtakes; Lux Radio Theater Broadcast (2/11/1952); original theatrical trailer (HD).


Books/Plays RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Notes on Gentleman's GuideNotes on the Writing of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Robert L. Freedman, editor. Bookwriter Freedman goes through the process of writing a new musical, including story structure, song placement, dialogue, character development, and more that led to the creation of 2014 A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Describes the challenging and rewarding growing pains. 72 pages.

Modern TheatresModern Theatres 1950 – 2020
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
David Staples, editor. An investigation of theatres, concert halls, and opera houses in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America. Explores in detail thirty of the most significant theatres, concert halls, opera houses, and dance spaces that opened between 1950 and 2010. Each theatre is reviewed and assessed by experts in theatre buildings, such as architects, acousticians, consultants, and theatre practitioners, and illustrated with full-color photographs and comparative plans and sections. A further twenty theatres that opened between 2011 and 2020 are concisely reviewed and illustrated. 512 pages.

Stephen Sondheim EncyclopediaThe Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Cincinnati theatre critic Rick Pender (was executive editor and publisher of Everything Sondheim and managing editor of The Sondheim Review). Detailed and comprehensive reference devoted to musical theater’s most prolific and admired composer and lyricist. Entries cover Sondheim's numerous collaborators—from composers and directors to designers and orchestras; key songs; major works; Sondheim’s mentoring by Oscar Hammerstein II and his early collaboration with Leonard Bernstein; profiles of the actors who originated roles and sang Sondheim's songs for the first time. Features a detailed biographical entry for Sondheim, a chronology of his career, a listing of his many awards, and discussions of his opinions on movies, opera, and more. 752 pages.


OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sale:

JAY Records is having a sale on recordings of The Boy Friend.





Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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