Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 1/14/20 (updated 1/17/10)

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Earlier recaps:

2020: January 7

2019: December 24, 17, 10, 3 | November 26, 19, 5 | October 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | September 24, 17, 10, 3, August 27, 20, 13, 6 | July 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | June 25, 18, 11, 4 | May 28, 21, 14, 7 | April 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | March 26, 19, 12 | 5 | February 26, 19, 12, 5 | January 29, 22, 15, 8

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

CDs now available:

Octet original cast recording
(Nonesuch - new on CD)
Original cast recording of score by Dave Malloy and Annie Tippe. Adam Bashian, Kim Blanck, Starr Busby, Alex Gibson, Justin Gregory Lopez, J.D. Mollison, Margo Seibert, and Kuhoo Verma. Digital booklet. "The Forest," "Refresh," "Candy," "Glow," "Fugue State," "Monster," "Solo," "Actually," "Little God," "Tower Tea Ceremony," "Beautiful," "The Field." Digital Booklet. Previously released on mp3 and at iTunes

BOOKs Now Available:

The Blackface Minstrel Show in Mass Media: 20th Century Performances on Radio, Records, Film and Television
(McFarland - Paperback Book)

By Tim Brooks. Traces the history of the "modern" minstrel show through the advent of 20th century mass media, when stars like Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Mickey Rooney continued a long tradition of affecting black music, dance and theatrical styles for mainly white audiences. A companion two-CD reissue of recordings discussed in the book is available at 290 pages. Released 11/15/19.

The Sound Inside
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
2019 Broadway play by Adam Rapp. 96 pages.Kindle Edition to be released 4/28/20.


I Love My Wife: Backers' Audition
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
Score by Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart. Part of Harbinger Records' Broadway Backers Auditions series. Coleman and Stewart play the score and narrate the story. Also performing are Laurie Beechman and Austin Pendleton. The recording was made to send out to potential backers to entice them to invest in the show to open at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on April 17, 1977, running for 857 performances. Bonus tracks from the demo recordings of two other Cy Coleman shows, Atlantic City, with lyrics by Christopher Gore, and Home Again, with lyrics by Barbara Fried. "Introduction," Introduction to "We're Still Friends," "We're Still Friends," Introduction to "Monica," "Monica," Introduction to "A Mover's Life," "A Mover's Life," Introduction to "By Threes," "By Threes," Introduction to "Love Revolution," "Love Revolution," Introduction to "Someone Wonderful I Missed," "Someone Wonderful I Missed," Introduction to "Sexually Free," "Sexually Free," "Hey There, Good Times," Introduction to "Lovers on Christmas Eve," "Lovers on Christmas Eve," Introduction to "The Blessing," "The Blessing," Introduction to "Everybody Today Is Turning On," "Everybody Today Is Turning On," Introduction to "Married Couple," "Married Couple," Introduction to Reprises, "By Threes (reprise) / Someone Wonderful I Missed (reprise) / A Mover's Life (reprise) / Sexually Free (reprise) / Married Couple (reprise)," Introduction to "I Love My Wife," "I Love My Wife." Bonus Tracks: "When Jill Is Gone, "I Really Love You," "All for Love," "Wedding Song," "When It Comes to Loving." The 12-page booklet includes liner notes by Coleman biographer Andy Propst and photos from the original Broadway production.


Almost, Maine: A Novel
(Feiwel & Friends - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By John Cariani. Based on Cariani's play by the same name. 352 pages.

Hamilton: Portraits of the Revolution: Photographs from "The Room Where it Happened"
(Rizzoli - Hardcover Book)
By Josh Lehrer. Introduction by Thomas Kail. Foreword by Lin Manuel-Miranda. Photographer Josh Lehrer's up-close-and-personal document of the evolution, and revolution, that is Hamilton: An American Musical. More than 100 portraits of the original cast, along with personal commentary by the cast about Hamilton, their experiences, and the show's impact on them and the world. Contributions by creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and director Thomas Kail, as well as a curated collection of ephemera and original writings from the historical figures who served as the inspiration for their stage characters. 208 pages.

Lewiston / Clarkston
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Two interrelated plays by Samuel D. Hunter.

The Thanksgiving Play / What Would Crazy Horse Do?
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Plays by Larissa FastHorse. 160 pages.

You Will Be Found
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Illustrated edition of the "You Will Be Found" (Dear Evan Hansen) for anyone on the edge of a new chapter in life. 64 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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