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SOUND ADVICE WEEKLY RECAP: 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:

Donnybrook deluxeDonnybrook! Deluxe Edition
(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
Score by Johnny Burke for the 1961 Broadway musical. Cast includes Art Lund, Joan Fagan, Susan Johnson, Eddie Foy Jr., and Philip Bosco. Includes the original Broadway cast recording newly remastered from stereo reel-to-reel tape, plus selections from the score recorded specially for the Public Information Broadcast "Stars for Defense" performed by Art Lund and Joan Fagan. Also, a bonus disc featuring an instrumental album of the Donnybrook! score performed by The Pete King Orchestra alongside a handful of pop covers by the Pete King Chorale and Jane Morgan. Detailed sleeve notes by George Dansker. Limited edition release of 500 units only. Part of Stage Door Records' Deluxe Edition Broadway Cast Album reissues series. StageDoorRecords.com.


Digital Music Now Available:

Music Man 2022The Music Man 2022 Broadway revival cast
(Accidental Jacket Entertainment/Time-Life - new digital album)
Score by Meredith Willson. Cast includes Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster, Shuler Hensley, Jefferson Mays, Jayne Houdyshell, Marie Mullen, Remy Auberjonois, Gino Cosculluela, Emma Crow, Benjamin Pajak, Kayla Teruel, Garrett Long, Linda Mugleston. "Overture," "Rock Island," "Iowa Stubborn," "Ya Got Trouble," "Piano Lesson / If You Don't Mind My Saying So," "Goodnight My Someone," "Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean," "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Sincere," "The Sadder But Wiser Girl for Me," "Pick-A-Little Scene," "Pick-A-Little, Talk-A-Little / Goodnight Ladies," "Marian the Librarian," "My White Knight," "The Wells Fargo Wagon," "Entr'acte," "Shipoopi," "After Shipoopi Scene," "Pick-A-Little, Talk-A-Little" (Reprise), "Lida Rose / Will I Ever Tell You," "Gary, Indiana," "Lida Rose" (Reprise), "Footbridge Ballet," "Till There Was You," "Goodnight My Someone / Seventy-Six Trombones" (Double Reprise), "Minuet in G" (Curtain), "Finale," "Exit Music," "It's You," "The Sadder But Wiser Girl" (Extended Version). Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Includes digital booklet. Released 9/23/22.


Books Now Available:

Sheldon EppsMy Own Directions: A Black Man's Journey in the American Theatre
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By Sheldon Epps. "... the unique story of how the author came into leadership at Pasadena Playhouse after a successful career directing on Broadway, in London and at theatres all over the world. In intimate detail, it relates how the theatre was radically changed and reignited by his leadership, including his insistence on making diversity a priority both onstage and off. It is the very personal story of a person who wanted his race to be recognized, but never used as a limitation or a reason to be less than fully respected. In many ways, this memoir tells the story of what people of color in America must face repeatedly to make their lives matter." 153 pages.

Round in CirclesRound in Circles: The Story of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
(new Paperback/Kindle Edition)
By Barry Kester. Covers the history of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical; the lives, working methods, and relationship of the writers; the show's anthems; the Broadway, London, touring, 1992 National Theatre productions and others. Released 8/24/22.

Coward MusicalsSelected Musical Plays by Noël Coward: A Critical Anthology
(Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
Arianne Quinn, editor. This Year of Grace, Bitter Sweet, Words and Music, Pacific 1860, Ace of Clubs, Sail Away, The Girl Who Came to Supper. A portrait of Coward's oeuvre and its lasting influence on the wider world of the British musical, (Kindle Edition will be released early.) 552 pages.

Vagrant TrilogyThe Vagrant Trilogy: Three Plays by Mona Mansour: The Hour of Feeling; The Vagrant; Urge for Going
(Methuen Drama - Kindle Edition)
Set of three plays by by Mona Mansour. Michael Malek Najjar and Hala Baki, editors. 176 pages. Hardcover and paperback to be released 10/20/22.


Music to Be Released This Friday, September 30:

EbersoleChristine Ebersole: After the Ball
(Club44 Records - on CD/digital)
"After the Ball," "I'm Old Fashioned," "Yesterdays," "'S Wonderful," "My Baby Just Cares for Me," "Little Green," "Autumn Leaves," "I Stayed Too Long at the Fair," "A Sleepin' Bee," "When I Grow Too Old to Dream." Lawrence Yurman, arranger and co-producer. Single "My Baby Just Cares for Me" now available.

Into the WoodsInto the Woods
(Concord Theatricals/Craft Recordings - new digital album)
Recording of the 2022 Broadway / New York City Center Encores! cast. Score by Stephen Sondheim. Sara Bareilles, Brian d’Arcy James, Patina Miller, Phillipa Soo, Joshua Henry, Aymee Garcia, Ta’Nika Gibson, Annie Golden, Albert Guerzon, Brooke Ishibashi, Kennedy Kanagawa, David Patrick Kelly, Julia Lester, Nancy Opel, Cole Thompson, David Turner, Alysia Velez. "Prologue: Into the Woods," "Cinderella at the Grave," "Hello, Little Girl," "I Guess This Is Goodbye," "Maybe They're Magic," "I Know Things Now," "A Very Nice Prince," "First Midnight," "Giants in the Sky," "Agony," "It Takes Two," "Second Midnight," "Stay with Me," "On the Steps of the Palace," "Ever After," "Prologue: So Happy," "Agony (Reprise)," "Witch's Lament," "Any Moment," "Moments in the Woods," "Your Fault," "Last Midnight," "No More," "No One Is Alone," "Finale: Children Will Listen." Music direction by Rob Berman with The Encores! Orchestra. CD will be released 12/2/22, vinyl 3/17/23.


Newly Listed Recordings:

October 21:

BlossomingRoberta Donnay: BLOSSOM-ing! - Celebrating the Music of Blossom Dearie
(Village Jazz Café - new album)
Tribute album from singer, composer, and producer Roberta Donnay. 16 tracks: "Peel Me a Grape," "Spring in Manhattan," "Just One of Those Things," "The Partys Over," "Moonlight Savings Time," and "Someone To Watch Over Me," among others. Mike Greensill (piano), Ruth Davies (bass), Mark Lee (drums), Jose Neto (guitar), David Sturdivant (harmonica), and MB Gordy (percussion).

October 25:

CohanChip Deffaa's The George M. Cohan Songbook
(Garret Mountain Records - on CD/digital)
37 Cohan songs. Cast includes Jon Peterson, Stephen Bogardus, Eric William Morris, Seth Sikes, Molly Ryan, Bobby Belfry, Michael Townsend Wright, Jack Corbin, Jeremy Lanuti, Melodie Wolford, Alex Craven, Dea Julien, Keith Anderson, and more. Producer Chip Deffaa has mixed famous Cohan songs with rarities, rediscoveries, and never-before recorded songs (like "I'm a One-Girl Man" and "When New York was New York"). Richard Danley, musical director. Slau Halatyn, recording engineer.

October 28:

Million ChristmasMillion Dollar Quartet Christmas
(BFD/The Orchard - new on CD/digital)
2022 national tour cast recording. Jared Freiburg as Jerry Lee Lewis, Kathleen Macari as Dyanne, Bill Scott Sheets as Johnny Cash, Alex Swindle as Elvis Presley, Michael Sinclair as Brother Jay, and Jamie Pittle as W.S. "Fluke Holland" along with Mark Andrew Miller as Carl Perkins and additional musicians: Jonny Baird, Martin Lynds, and Chuck Mead. "Santa Claus is Back in Town," "Blue Christmas," "Cotton Top ," "Go Tell It On The Mountain / I Shall Not Be Moved," "Santa Baby," "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus," "Bad Kid," "Silent Night," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree / Jingle Bell Rock," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Mele Kalikimaka," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Jingle Bells," "Run Rudolph Run"; Bonus Tracks: "Don't Be Cruel," "Chantilly Lace," "Billboard Medley: Que Sera Sera / Let the Good Times Roll / Hot Diggity / Tutti Fruitti," "Ring of Fire." Produced by Chuck Mead. Recorded and mixed at Inglehood Studios in Nashville, TN by Cowboy Keith Thompson, with mastering by Alex McCollough of True East Mastering.

November 4:

Live at the Bon SoirBarbra Streisand: Live at Bon Soir
(Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings - on CD/digital)
Live album recorded over three nights, November 4-6, 1962. What was to be a debut album was ultimately shelved in favor of the 1963 studio effort, The Barbra Streisand Album. Introduction by David Kapralik/"My Name Is Barbra," "Much More," "Napoleon," "I Hate Music," "Right as the Rain," "Cry Me a River," "Value," "Lover, Come Back to Me," Band Introductions, "Soon It's Gonna Rain," "Come to the Supermarket (In Old Peking)," "When the Sun Comes Out," "Happy Days Are Here Again," "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now," "A Sleepin' Bee," "I Had Myself a True Love," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?," "I'll Tell the Man In the Street," "A Taste of Honey," "Never Will I Marry," "Nobody's Heart Belongs to Me," "My Honey's Lovin' Arms," "I Stayed Too Long at the Fair." Remastered from original master tapes. Produced by Streisand with Martin Erlichman and Jay Landers. New liner notes written by Barbra Streisand. Special vinyl version to be released spring 2023.


Newly Listed Books:

October 28:

No BackstageThere is No Backstage: An Actor's Life
(BookBaby - Paperback/Kindle Edition)
Memoir by regional/Broadway actress Linda Stephens. The author reveals the struggles, triumphs, dedication, and ultimate grace found in a life in the theatre. 216 pages.





Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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