Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 1/13/15

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January 6, 2015 | December 16, 9, 2 | November 25, 18, 11, 4 | October 28, 21, 14, 7, 1 | September 16, 9, 2 | August 26, 19 | 12 | 5 | July 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | June 24, 17, 10, 3 | May 27, 20, 13, 6 | April 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | March 25, 18, 11, 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013

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CDs Now Available:

Donny Osmond: The Soundtrack of My Life
(Sony/Verve - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"My Cherie Amour (with Stevie Wonder), "Ben," "Peg," "The Gift Of Love," "Could She Be Mine," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Baby Love," "Moon River," "Your Song," "The Long And Winding Road," "Don't Give Up (with Laura Wright), "Survivor," "Broken Wings," "I Who Have Nothing," "Nothing Compares 2 U."

Honeymoon in Vegas OBC recording
(Ume - new on CD - mp3 and iTunes released earlier)
Jason Robert Brown score. Cast includes Tony Danza, Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley, David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar. "Overture," "I Love Betsy," "Never Get Married," "Anywhere But Here," "When You Say Vegas," "Out of the Sun," "The Invitation/Forever Starts Tonight," "Betsy's Getting Married/The Game," "Coming To An Agreement," "Do Something," "Entr'acte," "Hawaii/Waiting For You," "Ev'ryday Is Happy In Hawaii," "Friki-Friki," "You Made the Wait Worthwhile," "A Little Luck," "The Garden of Disappointed Mothers," "Isn't That Enough?," "Airport Song," "Higher Love," "I've Been Thinking," "Elvii In Flight," "Honeymoon In Vegas/Finale." Recorded week of 10/17.


George M. Cohan: In His Own Words
(42nd Street Records - new digital album)
Highlights of ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's musical production George M. Cohan: In his Own Words. Featuring Johnny Petersen. "You're a Grand Old Flag," "The Man Who Owns Broadway," "I Guess I'll Have to Telegraph My Baby," "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy," "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy (Reprise)," "Give My Regards to Broadway," "I Want to Hear a Yankee Doodle Tune," "Harrigan," "Popularity (A Ragtime March)," "Life's a Very Funny Proposition," "Over There." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

The George M. Cohan Revue
(Uptown Studio - new digital album)
Cast album of biographical musical by Chip Deffaa. 46 tracks. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

Presenting Fanny Brice: The Original Funny Girl
(Astoria Records - new digital album)
Chip Deffaa's musical play cast album. Cast includes Em Bordonaro, Michael Wright, K. F. Greenberg, Keith Anderson, T. D. DuBoys, Alex Tocco, Gregory Wagner, Allie S. McKay. "Rose of Washington Square ," "The Band Played On ," "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry ," "Will You Love Me in December as You Do in May? ," "The Curse of an Aching Heart ," "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," "When You Know You're Not Forgotten By the Girl You Can't Forget," "Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee ," "Grizzly Bear," "Becky's Got a Job in a Musical Show ," "Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee (Reprise)," "Second-Hand Rose ," "Ballin' the Jack ," "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (Reprise) ," "You Made Me Love You ," "Don't Go in the Lion's Cage Tonight ," "Sadie Salome Go Home! ," "The Sheik of Araby ," "The Sheik of Avenue B ," "My Musical Comedy Maiden," "Singin' the Blues," "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody ," "Ja-Da," "My Man ," "Won't You Come Back to Me? ," "My Man (Reprise) ," "Rose of Washington Square (Reprise)." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

Tamra Hayden: Love Is...
(new digital album)
Broadway/Off Broadway/tour performer sings "But Beautiful," "Every Step of the Way," "I Got Your Number," "Something's Gotta Give," "Alright, Ok, You Win," "Song for an Accident (Acoustic Version)," "Temporarily Lost," "Lucky (Acoustic Version)," "Fever," "When You Are Old and Gray," "It All Fades Away," "Love Is..." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby and iTunes.

BOOKs Now Available:

Hopelessly Hollywood: My Dreamland Diary, from Small Town Extra to Musical Theatre King for a Day
(Big Dipper Pres - Paperback Book)
Memoir by David H. Lewis, former contributor to Variety and author of nine books on the performing arts.

The Money Shot
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Neil LaBute play that ran in fall of 2014 at Lucille Lortel Theatre. Published 10/14.

Sondheim: Jazz Play-Along Volume 183
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book + CD)
For use with all B-flat, E-flat, Bass Clef, and C instruments. For Study: each tune includes a split track with:," "Melody cue with proper style and inflection," "Professional rhythm tracks," "Choruses for soloing," "Removable bass part," "Removable piano part. For Performance: each tune also has:," "An additional full stereo accompaniment track (no melody)," "Additional choruses for soloing. "Another Hundred People," "Being Alive," "Good Thing Going," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Losing My Mind," "No One Is Alone - Part I," "Not While I'm Around," "Pretty Women," "Send in the Clowns," "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)."


(Hollywood Records - new on CD)
Songs by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. May include songs already released on mp3: "Galavant," "Maybe You're Not the Worst Thing Ever ," "She'll Be Mine," "Jackass in a Can," and "Lords of the Sea."

Home Street Home: Original Songs from the Shit Musical
(Fat Wreck Records - new on CD/vinyl)
Concept album in advance of the theatrical production. Tells a story of survival and love among runaway teenagers living on the streets. All music written by Fat Mike and performed by NOFX and members of Descendents, Lagwagon, No Use for a Name, Alkaline Trio, Mad Caddies, Frank Turner, The Living End, Old Man Markley, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Dropkick Murphys, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Dance Hall Crashers, The Aggrolites, Limp, The Real McKenzies, Mariachi El Bronx, R.K.L. and Hedwig & the Angry Inch. All Lyrics written by Fat Mike. Additional Lyrics by Soma Snakeoil and Jeff Marx. "Monsters," "Three String Guitar," "Urban Campers," "Fecal Alcohol Syndrome," "Three Against Me," "High Achievers," "Gutter Tarts," "Bad Decision," "Missing Child," "I'm Suicide," "Let's Get Hurt," "Safe Words," "Another Bad Decision," "Seeping Beauty (Reprise)," "Bearly Legal," "Because I Want To," "Life… Oh What a Drag," "The Agony of Victory." To be presented at ZSpace Theatre/San Francisco directed by Richard Israel.

Peggy Lee: At Last, the Lost Radio Recordings
(Real Gone Music - new on 2 CDs)
Songs Peggy never recorded commercially, ranging from popular standards to novelty numbers to songs popularized her peers, with musical direction by Sonny Burke in Los Angeles and Russ Case in New York. Most haven't been heard since they were originally broadcast. Licensed directly from the Peggy Lee estate, with remastering by Mike Milchner at SonicVision "Let's Get Away From It All," "I ll See You In My Dreams," "A Most Unusual Day," "Cry," "Night & Day," "It Takes Two To Tango," "Solitaire," "Did Anyone Call?," "Please Mr. Sun," "The Wheel of Fortune," "Ev'ry Time," "Somewhere Along The Way," "And So To Sleep Again," "Undecided," "Everything Happens To Me," "A Kiss To Build A Dream On," "That Great Come And Get It Day," "My Darling, My Darling," "Just One More Chance," "Since My Love Has Gone," "Jump Through The Ring," "I Got Rhythm," "Pretty Eyed Baby," "Ol Buttermilk Sky," "Oh Look At Me Now," "When I Fall In Love," "Come What May," "Johnny One-Note," "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)," "Come On-A My House," "Here In My Heart," "Danny Boy," "Half As Much," "Go, Go, Go," "I'll Never Smile Again," "Once In Awhile," "Trust In Me," "Blacksmith Blues," "Domino," "Heigh Ho (It s Off to Work We Go)," "Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be," "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," "Skylark." Booklet includes rarely-seen photos, and liner notes by David Torrensen, long-time editor of, her official website.

Perry Como Live on Tour
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
CD debut reissue of live album recorded in Chicago in 1980. "Overture: Till the End of Time/Round and Round/Catch a Falling Star/Prisoner of Love/Temptation/Hot Diggity Dog (Dog Ziggity Boom)/It's Impossible," "Where or When," "Beautiful Noise," "You Needed Me," "Temptation," "Bing Crosby Medley: Blue Skies/But Beautiful/Dear Hearts and Gentle People/Sweet Leilani/Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive/Swingin on a Star/Pennies from Heaven;/Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra/White Christmas/In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," "If I Could Almost Read Your Mind," "Perry Como Medley: Till the End of Time/Catch a Falling Star/Round and Round/Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes," "You ll Never Walk Alone," "You Are Never Far Away from Me (Theme)," "Oh Marie," "It Could Happen to You," "And I Love Him So," "It s Impossible," "Send in the Clowns." Includes some extended bits of crowd interaction. Nick Perito provides the accompaniment, and Ray Charles directs the choir and provided the arrangements. Liner notes by Matthew Long and photos from the Sony archive featuring images taken on this very tour. Remastering by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in New York.

Shakespeare Uncovered: The Stories Behind the Bard's Greatest Plays, Series 2
(PBS Direct - new DVD)
The series continues with Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman, Romeo and Juliet with Joseph Fiennes, Othello with David Harewood, A Midsummer Night's Dream with Hugh Bonneville, Antony and Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall, King Lear with Christopher Plummer - to explore and reveal the world and works of William Shakespeare and the impact they have today. To air on PBS from 1/30/15. 360 minutes.


Fetch Clay, Make Man
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Will Power.

A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Lucas Hnath. Presented at Soho Rep in 2013.

Small Engine Repair
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by John Pollono. Premiered at MCC/Lucille Lortel in 2013.

(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Adaptation by Neil LaBute of Georg Büchner's play.


Added to March 24, 2015:

Into the Woods Blu-ray
(Walt Disney Studios - new Blu-ray/DVD set/single DVD)
2014 film version of Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical. Anna Kendrick, Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Tracey Ullman, Lilla Crawford, Meryl Streep, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding, Johnny Depp, Billy Magnussen, Mackenzie Mauzy, Chris Pine, Frances de la Tour.