Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 1/28/20 (updated 1/31/20)

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Earlier recaps:

2020: January 21, 14, 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:

(new on CD/streaming)
Inspired by "Broadway-aimed immigration musical." More than 20 songs from the musical performed by composer/lyricist Carrie Rodriguez and the musical's arranger, Sergio Mendoza and his band Orkesta Mendoza. Other featured vocalists include Carlos Arzate and Brian Lopez. CD available at Also available on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora iHeart Radio. World-premiere production at Arizona's The Phoenix Theatre Company.

Ben Bagley's Arthur Schwartz Revisited
(Kritzerland - on CD)
Music by Arthur Schwartz. Lyrics by Howard Dietz, Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, Frank Loesser, Al Stillman. Singers include Cab Calloway, Phyllis Diller, Gloria DeHaven, Blossom Dearie, and, on a bonus track, Ethel Merman and Jimmy Durante. Musical direction by Norman Paris. Remastered. Cover artwork by Harvey Schmidt. Limited release of 500 copies. At

Kwamina OBC
(Stage Door Records - new on 2 import CDs)
An expanded release of the 1961 OBC recording of Kwamina, recorded after the show closed. Music and lyrics by Richard Adler. The cast includes Sally Ann Howes, Terry Carter, Brock Peters and Robert Guillaume. Also included: alternate takes from the album sessions and a special bonus recording of "Another Time, Another Place" by Sally Ann Howes, recorded in July 1962 for the public information broadcast "Stars For Defense"; and a bonus disc of cover recordings from Kwamina, including a never before released on CD studio cast recording, a jazz interpretation by the Billy Taylor Orchestra, and pop covers by Al Martino, The Kingston Trio and Gordon MacRae. Extensive liner notes by George Dansker. Part of Stage Door Records' series of Deluxe Edition Broadway Cast Recordings. Strictly limited to 500 units only. Also at


"Something That You Do": Kate Baldwin
(Craft Recordings - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
First song released from Kate Baldwin's upcoming solo album, How Did You Get This Number? Written, arranged, played, and co-produced by Georgia Stitt. Recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Jeffrey Lesser. Released 1/24/20.

VINYL LPs Now Available:

Oklahoma! vinyl
(Decca Broadway/Verve - new 2-LP vinyl album)
2019 Broadway revival cast recording. Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein score. Rebecca Naomi Jones, Damon Daunno, Patrick Vaill, Mary Testa, Ali Stroker, James Davis, Will Brill, Mallory Portnoy, Mitch Tebo, Anthony Cason, and Will Mann. "Opening – Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’," "Laurey's Entrance," "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top," "Kansas City," "I Cain’t Say No," "Many A New Day," "It’s A Scandal! It’s A Outrage!," "People Will Say We're In Love," "Poor Jud Is Daid," "Lonely Room," "Out Of My Dreams," "Dream Ballet," "The Farmer And The Cowman," "All Er Nuthin'," "People Will Say We're In Love (Reprise)," "Oklahoma!." Produced by Dean Sharenow and Daniel Kluger. Released earlier on CD, on mp3 and at iTunes

Tootsie OBC vinyl
(Decca Broadway - new vinyl 2-LP album)
Score by David Yazbek. Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, John Behlmann, Andy Grotelueschen, Julie Halston, Michael McGrath, and Reg Rogers. Andrea Grody and Dean Sharenow, musical supervisors. "Overture," "Opening Number," "Whaddaya Do," "What's Gonna Happen," "I Won't Let You Down," "I'm Alive," "There Was John," "I Like What She's Doing," "Who Are You," "What's Gonna Happen (Reprise)," "Unstoppable," "Entr'acte," "Jeff Sums It Up," "Gone, Gone, Gone," "Who Are You?," "This Thing," "Whaddaya Do (Reprise)," "The Most Important Night," "Talk To Me Dorothy," "Arrivederci!," "Michael's Reprise." Produced by Dean Sharenow and David Yazbek. Released earlier on CD, on mp3 and at iTunes earlier.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Language Archive and Other Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Plays by Julia Cho. The Language Archive, Aubergine, Office Hour, The Piano Teacher, and Durango. 360 pages.

Slave Play
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
2019 Broadway play by Jeremy O. Harris. 120 pages.


Annie OLC
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
CD debut of the 1978 original London cast recording of this score by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. Digitally remastered from the studio master tapes. Ann-Marie Gwatkin (who alternated on stage with Andrea McArdle), Sheila Hancock, Stratford Johns, Kenneth Nelson, Judith Paris, Matt Zimmerman. "Maybe," "The Hard-Knock Life," "Tomorrow," "We'd Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover," "Little Girls," "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here," "N.Y.C- Stratford Johns, Judith Paris, Ann-Marie Gwatkin, Chorus," "Easy Street," "You Won't Be An Orphan for Long," "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile," "Tomorrow (Reprise)," "Something Was Missing," "I Don't Need Anything But You," "Annie," "A New Deal for Christmas." Part of Stage Door's Cast Album Masters Series.

Emojiland The Musical
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Off-Broadway show score written by Keith Harrison and Laura Schein. Original cast includes Lesli Margherita, Josh Lamon, Lucas Steele, Ann Harada, George Abud, Laura Schein, Felicia Boswell, Natalie Weiss, Max Crumm, Jacob Dickey, Dwelvan David, Heather Makalani, Tanisha Moore, Jordan Fife Hunt. "Overture," "It's Just So Great to Be Alive," "Sad on the Inside," "Princess Is a Bitch," "The Progress Bar," "Zeros & Ones," "Cross My Bones," "New Crown in Town," "Work Together," "Stand for," "Thank Me Now," "Entr'acte," "Firewall Ball," "Pile of Poo," "Virus," "A Thousand More Words," "Anyway," "Start Again," "It's Just So Great to Be Alive (Reprise)." [Amazon link should be open for ordering soon.] Digital format released earlier. Also at

Frozen II
(Disney - Blu-ray/DVD/4K)
Voices include Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Rachel Matthews, Sterling K. Brown. Songs by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Musical score by Christophe Beck. Directed by Chris Buck Jennifer Lee. 120 minutes.

Platinum Girls - The Musical
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original concept album for musical written by Andrew Beall, Russell Moss and Brad Zumwalt. Beth Leavel, Debbie Gravitte, and Brenda Braxton. "Overture," "If I Only Knew," "I've Been Here Before," "The Big Break," "Baby," "High Heel Tango," "Grapefruit Twist," "We've Been Here Before," "Finale." [Amazon link should be open for ordering soon.] Also at


Added to March 13:

Celebration OBC
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
Deluxe remastered edition of the 1969 Broadway cast recording of Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones' score. Ted Thurston, Susan Watson, Keith Charles, Michael Glenn-Smith. "Celebration," "Orphan In The Storm," "Survive," "Somebody," "Bored," "My Garden," "Where Did It Go?," "Love Song," "I'm Glad To See You've Got What You Want," "It's You Who Makes Me Young," "Not My Problem," "Fifty Million Years Ago," "Under The Tree," "Winter And Summer," "Celebration." Booklet includes new liner notes by Tom Jones, notes by Susan Watson and Michael Glenn-Smith, and never-before-seen photos from the production.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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