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DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Amanda McBroomAmanda McBroom: "Send in the Clowns"
(Gecko Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Released 2/21/21.

Grumpy Old MenGrumpy Old Men
(Broadway Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
World premiere recording of score by Neil Berg (music) and Nick Meglin (lyrics). Cast includes Ed Dixon, Mark Jacoby, with Leslie Stevens and featuring Sally Struthers and Hal Linden, plus Brenda Braxton, Doug Eskew, Kevin Massey, Laura Woyasz, John Battagliese, Blake Hammond, Eric Jon Mahlum. Released 3/26/21.

Paradise BlueParadise Blue
(Audible Audiobook)
Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Dominique Morisseau's play. Kristolyn Lloyd, André Holland, Keith Randolph Smith, Simone Missick.

SwinginSwingin' with the Music of Broadway
(SWTM Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Laura Osnes, John Tartaglia, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Kay Trinidad, and Jewelle Blackman, Brittney Johnson, Pablo Rossil, and the SWTM band. "Overture/Give My Regards to Broadway," "Green Finch and Linnet Bird," "The Schuyler Sisters," "Put on Your Sunday Clothes," "If I Were a Bell," "If I Loved You," "Master of the House," "King Herod's Song," "Popular," "Til There Was You," "Finale." Limited number in CD format at SwinginMusic.com. Released 3/27/21.

Zachary JamesZachary James and Charity Wicks: On Broadway
(new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Bass-baritone singer/actor Zachary James (The Addams Family) with pianist Charity Wicks, live from Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia. "On Broadway," "A New Town Is a Blue Town," "Sixteen Tons," "Something's Coming," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "Coram Boy," "There is Nothin' Like a Dame," "Some Enchanted Evening," "This Nearly Was Mine," "If I Loved You," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "No One Is Alone," "Move Toward the Darkness," "Over the Rainbow." Released 3/19/21.

Books Now Available:

Ethan HawkeA Bright Ray of Darkness
(Knopf - Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
Novel by Ethan Hawke about a young man "performing the role of Hotspur in a production of Henry IV under the leadership of a brilliant director, helmed by one of the most electrifying--and narcissistic--Falstaff's of all time." 256 pages. Audiobook narrated by Ethan Hawke. Released 2/2/21.

North by ShakespeareNorth by Shakespeare: A Rogue Scholar's Quest for the Truth Behind the Bard's Work
(Hachette Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD)
By Michael Blanding. Presents the twinning narratives of renegade scholar Dennis McCarthy, called “the Steve Jobs of the Shakespeare community,” and Sir Thomas North, an Elizabethan courtier whom McCarthy believes to be the undiscovered source for Shakespeare’s plays. 480 pages.

Walking with GhostsWalking with Ghosts: A Memoir
(Grove Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook/Audiobook on CD)
By Gabriel Byrne. "Moving between sensual recollection of childhood in a now almost vanished Ireland and reflections on stardom in Hollywood and Broadway, Byrne also courageously recounts his battle with addiction and the ambivalence of fame." Audio versions narrated by the author. 196 pages. Released 1/12/21.

We Play OurselvesWe Play Ourselves
(Random House - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
Novel by playwright Jen Silverman (The Roommate) about a queer, feminist novelist. 336 pages. Released 2/9/21.

MUSIC to be released this Friday, April 2:

Amelie OLCAmélie OLC
(Craft Recordings - new on CD)
Score by Daniel Messé (music and lyrics) and Nathan Tysen (lyrics). Audrey Brisson, Sophie Crawford, Faoileann Cunningham, Rachel Dawson, Oliver Grant, Chris Jared, Caolan McCarthy, Kate Robson-Stuart, Josh Sneesby, Jez Unwin, Johnson Willis. "The Flight of the Blue Fly," "World's Best Papa," "Post Mortem," "The Sound of Going Round In Circles," "The Commute Home," "When the Booth Goes Bright," "The Bottle Drops," "Girl with the Glass," "How To Tell Time," "Tour De France," "Goodbye, Amélie," "Half Asleep," "Backyard," "Sister's Pickle," "Halfway," "Window Seat," "Thin Air," "There's No Place Like Gnome," "Times Are Hard for Dreamers," "Blue Arrow Suite," "The Late Nino Quincampoix," "A Better Haircut," "Stay," "Halfway (Reprise / Original London Cast Recording)," "Where Do We Go From Here?." Previously released on mp3 and at iTunes.


American in ParisAn American in Paris
(Liberator Films - new on Blu-ray/DVD)
2018 London production of Broadway musical. Filmed live at the Dominion Theatre. George and Ira Gershwin score. Book by Craig Lucas. Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Featuring Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope. Filmed in collaboration with BroadwayHD. 155 minutes.

JoanieJoanie Pallatto: My Original Plan
(Southport Records - new on CD)
Jazz singer Joanie Pallatto with Fareed Haque on guitar. Produced by Fareed Haque and Joanie Pallatto. "Open Your Eyes," "Do Butterflies Cry?," "The Blank Page," "The Confessional," "My Original Plan," "Jon's Place," "About A Song," "Rest," "The Photograph," "Almost 65," "A Simple Time," "They Sentenced Us To Paradise," "This Winter," "Lucky To Belong To You."


100 Playwrighting Challenges100 Playwriting Challenges
(The TheaterMakers Studio - Kindle Edition)
By Eric Webb with Christopher Holoyda. Foreword by Ken Davenport. Tools and resources playwrights.

Hamilton calendar 2022Hamilton: An American Musical 2021 calendar
(Universe Publishing - wall calendar)
Features include: bonus spread for September–December 2021; generous grids for adding appointments and reminders; major official world holidays; opens to 12 inches x 24 inches. 24 pages.

In the HeightsIn the Heights: Finding Home
(Random House - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Jeremy McCarter. Gives readers an inside look at In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway debut, written with Quiara Alegría Hudes, and now a feature film. Untold stories, perceptive essays, and the lyrics to Miranda’s songs, complete with his annotations. Also, newly commissioned portraits and never-before-seen photos from backstage, the movie set, and productions around the world. 288 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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