Posted by: T.B._Admin. (SoundAdvice@talkinbroadway.com) 01:08 pm EDT 08/24/21

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CDs Now Available:

Girl from OBCGirl From The North Country OBC
(Sony Legacy - on CD and digital )
Broadway cast. Songs by Bob Dylan. Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Matt McGrath, Tom Nelis, Colton, Ryan, Jay O. Sanders, Austin Scott, Kimber Elayn Sprawl, and Mare Winningham. With The Marouthas, including Marco Paguia (musical director), Andy Stack (associate musical director), Martha McDonnell, and Mary Ann McSweeney; featuring Dean Sharenow and Erik Della Penna. "Sign On the Window," "Went to See the Gypsy," "Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)," "Slow Train / License to Kill," "Ballad of a Thin Man (Instrumental)," "I Want You," "Blind Willie McTell (Instrumental)," "Like a Rolling Stone / Make You Feel My Love," "Like a Rolling Stone (Reprise) / I Want You (Reprise)," "What Can I Do For You?," "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere / Jokerman," "Sweetheart Like You / True Love Tends to Forget," "Lay Down Your Weary Tune (Instrumental)," "Girl from the North Country," "Ballad of a Thin Man (Radio)," "Hurricane / All Along the Watchtower / Idiot Wind," "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You (Instrumental)," "Duquesne Whistle / Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) / Is Your Love In Vain? / License to Kill (Reprise)," "Lay Lady Lay (Instrumental) / Jokerman (Reprise)," "Clair de Lune (Instrumental)," "Forever Young," "Pressing On." Recorded at Reservoir Studios and Steel Cut Audio in New York City. Produced by Dean Sharenow, Simon Hale, and Conor McPherson.

Turning CirclesKerry Moffit and Turning Circles: What Goes Around Comes Around
(new on CD)
Debut album from composer/arranger/trumpeter Kerry Moffit.

Give My RegardsRobin Spielberg: Give My Regards to Broadway
(playMountain Music - on CD/digital)
Pianist Robin Spielberg's 21st album. "The Impossible Dream," "Maria," "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Give My Regards to Broadway," "I'd Do Anything," "Dulcinea," "Far From the Home I Love," "Where Is Love," "Happiness," "They Say It's Wonderful," "Ten Minutes Ago," "I'll Know," "I Have Dreamed," "If I Loved You," "Heart," "Can't Help Lovin Dat Man," "If I Were a Bell," "Tomorrow," "Somewhere," "My Best Girl."

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

My MarcelloMy Marcello
(Broadway Records - new digital album)
World premiere recording of score by Rosabella Gregory (music) and Dina Gregory (lyrics) for who with book by Corey Brunish. Features Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes, Terrence Mann, Elizabeth Stanley, Derek Klena, Raymond Jaramillo McLeod, and Robert Cuccioli. BroadwayRecords.com.

True BelieverTrue Believer (Songs from Experience Marianas)
(digital album)
From immersive rock musical conceived by Rob Rokicki (music and lyrics) and Sarah Beth Pfeifer. Katie Lee Hill, Sarah Beth Pfeifer, Ryan Knowles, Juliana Conte, Arturo Hernandez, James Silverstein, and Bridget Doyle.

BLU-RAY/DVDs Now Available:

CompanyOriginal Cast Album: Company
(Criterion - new Blu-ray/DVD)
1970 D.A. Pennebaker documentary. New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by Chris Hegedus and Nate Pennebaker, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. New audio commentary by Stephen Sondheim. Audio commentary from 2001 featuring D. A. Pennebaker, Elaine Stritch, and Harold Prince. New conversation among Sondheim, orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, and critic Frank Rich. New interview with Tunick on the art of orchestrating, conducted by Ted Chapin. Never-before-heard audio excerpts from interviews with Stritch and Prince, conducted by D. A. Pennebaker and Hegedus in 2000. Original Cast Album: Co-Op, a 2019 episode of the TV series "Documentary Now!," featuring director Alexander Buono, writer-actor John Mulaney, Rénee Elise Goldsberry, Richard Kind, Alex Brightman, and Paula Pell, composer Eli Bolin. Plus: essay by author Mark Harris. New cover by Raphael Geroni. At Criterion.com.

Thoroughly Modern MillieThoroughly Modern Millie
(Kino Lorber - new Blu-ray)
1967 musical film. Directed by George Roy Hill. Starring Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing, John Gavin, Beatrice Lillie. New 4k restoration of the roadshow edition of the film completed by Universal Pictures; New audio commentary by author/critic Lee Gambin and art historian Ian McAnally; two theatrical trailers (newly restored in 2K); optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature. 138 minutes.

Books Now Available:

Playhouse SquareA History of Cleveland's Playhouse Square
(The History Press - Paperback Book)
By Michael R. Routa. Part of "Landmarks" series. 144 pages.

Pick a PocketPick a Pocket or Two: A History of British Musical Theatre
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Ethan Mordden. The full history of the British musical, from The Beggar's Opera (1728) to the present, with an interest in isolating the unique qualities of the form and its influence on the American model. Covers not only the shows and their authors but the personalities as well. 248 pages.

MUSIC to be released this Friday, August 27:

Destry Rides AgainSelections from Destry Rides Again
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Debut CD release of the RCA-Victor Destry Rides Again studio cast recording of Harold Rome's score. Produced by Chick Crumpacker and conducted by Norman Leyden. Lead vocals by Louise O'Brien and Jack Haskell. Recorded one week after the OBC album was recorded by Decca. Digitally remastered from stereo reel to reel tape. Plus bonus tracks featuring pop covers from the score. 24 tracks total. Booklet features liner notes by George Dansker. Limited Edition pressing of 500 units only. StageDoorRecords.com.

NEWLY LISTED Recordings :

September 10:

JamieEverybody's Talking About Jamie
(digital album)
Soundtrack from new film based on the musical. Score by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae. Max Harwood, Richard E. Grant, Sarah Lancashire, Sharon Horgan, Beck Hill, Chaka Khan, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Feeling & Holly Johnson, Todrick Hall. "Don't Even Know It," "Everything," "Wall in My Head," "Spotlight," "This Was Me," "Work of Art," "Werk Girl," "Over the Top," "Everybody’s Talking About Jamie," "It Means Beautiful," "He's My Boy," "My Man Your Boy," "While You're Still Young," "Out of the Darkness (A Place Where We Belong)," "When the Time Comes," "ETAJ."

Third week of September:

Ben Bagley's Cole Porter Revisited Volume IVBen Bagley’s Cole Porter Revisited Volume IV
(Kritzerland - on CD)
Katharine Hepburn, Dolores Gray, Helen Gallagher, Kaye Ballard, Patrice Munsel, Blossom Dearie, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sandy Stewart, and Arthur Siegel. Songs from Seven Lively Arts, Red, Hot, and Blue, Les Girls, Out of This World, Fifty Million Frenchman, You Never Know, Let’s Face It, Gay Divorce, Can-Can and more, including songs from unproduced shows and songs cut from various shows. Arrangements and orchestrations by Dennis Deal. Remastered. Cover art by Harvey Schmidt. To ship the third week of September. Limited to 500 copies. Kritzerland.com.

Ben BagleyBen Bagley's Desylva, Brown, and Henderson Revisited Volume II
(Kritzerland - on CD)
Songs by B.G. Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson. Dorothy Loudon, Margaret Whiting, Mary Cleere Haran, Sandy Stewart, Ann Hampton Callaway, and Arthur Siegel. Musical direction and arrangements by Norman Paris. Remastered. To ship the third week of September. Limited to 500 copies. Kritzerland.com.


March 1:

Paul Gemignani: Life and Lessons from Broadway and Beyond
(Applause Books - new book)
By Margaret Hall. "... seeks to not only bring the reader into the orchestra pit to learn Gemignani's story, but also to educate the reader about the crucial role a music director plays in bringing some of the most iconic musicals in Broadway history to life." 320 pages.

I Was Better Last NightI Was Better Last Night: A Memoir
(Penguin - Hardcover Book)
By Harvey Fierstein. "... bares the inner life of this eccentric nonconforming child from his roots in 1952 Brooklyn, to the experimental worlds of Andy Warhol and the Theatre of the Ridiculous, to the gay rights movements of the seventies and the tumultuous AIDS crisis of the eighties, through decades of addiction, despair, and ultimate triumph."

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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