Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 1/30/18 (updated 2/2/18)

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Earlier recaps:

2018: January 23, 16, 9, 2

2017: December 12, 5 | November 28, 21, 14, 7, October 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | September 26, 19, 12, 5 | August 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | July 25, 18, July 4 & 11 | June 27, 20, 13, 6 | May 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | April 25, 18, 11, 4 | March 28, 21, 14, 7 | February 28, 21, 14, 7 | January 31, 24, 17, 10, 3

2016 | 2015

CDs Now Available:

Donnybrook! OBC with bonus tracks
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
1961 Broadway musical with score by Johnny Burke. Cast includes Eddie Foy Jr., Art Lund, Joan Fagan, Susan Johnson and Philip Bosco. Bonus: album of instrumental selections of the score, performed by the Pete King Orchestra. Cast Album: "Overture," "Sez I," "The Day the Snow Is Meltin'," "Sad Was the Day," "Donnybrook," "Ellen Roe," "The Loveable Irish," "I Wouldn't Bet One Penny," "He Makes Me Feel I'm Lovely," "I Have My Own Way," "A Toast to the Bride," "Wisha Wurra," "A Quiet Life," "Mr. Flynn," "Dee-Lightful Is the Word," "For My Own," "Finale." Bonuses: "If It Isn't Everything," "The Day the Snow Is Meltin'," "Sad Was the Day," "Ellen Roe," "Sez I," "A Toast to the Bride," "I Wouldn't Bet One Penny," "Donnybrook," "He Makes Me Feel I'm Lovely," "Wisha Wurra," "I Have My Own Way," "Dee-Lightful Is the Word," "For My Own," "Mr. Flynn." In stereo. Also at, where clips can be found.


Eric Millegan: Better with Friends
(new album on mp3/at iTunes)
Theatre and television actor Millegan debut album. "Better," "Rhode Island Is Famous for You," "A Penny for Your Thoughts" (with Emily Deschanel), "Polka Dots and Moonbeams," "You're Just in Love" (with Estelle Parsons), "Mister Cellophane," "Lava" (with Tracy Stark), "All the Love I Have" (with Jenna Gavigan), "I Know Now," "The Planet Vulkturn," "Jump Shout Boogie." CDs available at

Lena Hall: Obsessed: Peter Gabriel
(Ghostlight Records - new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
Second in Hall's (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) series of 12 monthly new digital albums from . "Come Talk to Me," "In Your Eyes," "Lay Your Hands on Me," "Sledgehammer." Videos can be viewed at

Mandy Gonzalez: Fearless - re-release with bonus track
(Arts Music/Warner Music Group - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Solo album by Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton). 7-track album features songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Nettles, Bill Sherman, Tom Kitt, and Jay Livingston & Ray Evans. "Fearless," "Starts Right Now," "Que Será, Será," "Life Is Sweet" (with Christopher Jackson), "Everyday," "Smile," "Breathe," plus bonus track "Born to Run." Released 1/26/18.

AUDIOBOOK Now Available:

There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others
(Tantor Audio - new on Audiobook CD)
By William Daniels. Narrated by Tom Perkins. The author recounts his life and career on stage, TV and film. Hardcover book and Kindle Edition released March 2017.

BOOKs Now Available:

Fifty Playwrights on their Craft
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Caroline Jester and Caridad Svich. series of interviews with fifty playwrights from the US and UK, including Edward Bond, Katori Hall, Chris Goode, David Greig, Willy Russell, David Henry Hwang, Alecky Blythe, Anne Washburn, Simon Stephens, Neil LaBute, Christopher Shinn, Katori Hall, David Hare, Lucy Prebble, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Paula Vogel. 304 pages

War Paint songbook
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Vocal selections for 2017 Broadway musical score by Michael Korie and Scott Frankel. Songs include "Back on Top," "Beauty in the World," "Behind the Red Door," "Better Yourself," "Dinosaurs," "Face to Face," "Fire & Ice," "Forever Beautiful," "If I'd Been a Man," "Inside of the Jar," "My American Moment," "Now You Know," "Pink." 112 pages.


The Body in the Seine
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
1954 "concept album" with score by David M. Lippincott. Cast includes Alice Pearce, Laurel Shelby, George S. Irving. Future US congressman Jim Symington performs the title song. "Opening: See the World," "A Lady Like Me," "Chacun a Son Gout," "You Really Didn't Have to Do That," "But Wonderful," "Love on the Left Bank's a Wild, Wild Thing," "The Body in the Seine," "A Little Change of Scene," "Where Do I Go from Here?," "Dirge," "Why Can't You Be You?," "Finale: What the Hell Is So Wide About the World?." Music director Buster Davis. Orchestrators Joseph Glover and Ralph Norman Wilkinson. Debut on CD in Stage Door's Collector's Series: retro style packaging, limited to 500 units. [ Amazon link should start working soon.] Also at

Escape to Margaritaville
(Mailboat Records - new on CD/digital)
Original Broadway cast recording. Cast includes Paul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff, Lisa Howard, Eric Petersen, Rema Webb, Don Sparks, Andre Ward, Matt Allen, Tessa Alves, Sara Andreas, Tiffany Adeline Cole, Marjorie Failoni, Samantha Farrow, Steven Good, Angela Grovey, Albert Guerzon, Autumn Guzzardi, Keely Hutton, Justin Keats, Mike Millan, Justin Mortelliti, Ryann Redmond, Julius Anthony Rubio, Nick Sanchez, Ian Michael Stuart, and Brett Thiele. "License to Chill," "Fins," "It's Five O'clock Somewhere," "Ragtop Day," "It's My Job," "Why Don't We Get Drunk," "Three Chords," "We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About," "Son of a Son of a Sailor," "My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink and I Don't Love Jesus," "Coconut Telegraph Medley: Coconut Telegraph /Last Mango in Paris/Cabana (Havana) Daydreamin' /Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes," "Margaritaville," "Volcano," "Grapefruit - Juicy Fruit," "He Went to Paris," "Cheeseburger in Paradise," "Tin Cup Chalice," "Love and Luck Medley: Love and Luck / Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On," "Come Monday Medley: Come Monday / Beautifulness," "A Pirate Looks at Forty," "One Particular Harbour," "I Will Play for Gumbo." Album produced by Mailboat Records, Mike Utley, Mac McAnally, and Christopher Jahnke. Recorded during the pre-Broadway tour.

Unmasked: The Platinum Collection
(Verve - new 4-disc set)
Curated by Really Useful Group and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Collection of recordings of the work of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Includes recordings from the past five decades, plus newly-recorded versions of songs by Lana Del Rey, Gregory Porter, and Nicole Scherzinger. Singers like Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman, Elvis Presley and, released for the first time, Beyoncé singing "Learn To Be Lonely: from the 2005 Academy Awards, with Lloyd Webber accompanying on piano. Also, five newly created orchestral suites, specially prepared from existing recordings emphasizing the orchestral aspects of his work. 40-page book with track notes by Michael Coveney; and a note from Andrew himself as well as specially written tributes from Barbra Streisand, Glenn Close, Michael Crawford and Tim Rice among others. Also available in 2-disc set and 20-track mp3 album. See track list here.


100 Plays for the First Hundred Days
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
By Suzan Lori-Parks. For each day of the first 100 days of the presidency of Donald Trump, Parks created a play diary to capture and explore the events as they unfolded and to try and make sense out of a state of uncertainty, confusion, and chaos. 96 pages.

The Complete Book of 1930s Broadway Musicals
(Roman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
Dan Dietz's newest book examines in detail every musical that opened on Broadway from 1930 through the end of 1939, discussing the era's major successes, notorious failures, and musicals that closed during their pre-Broadway tryouts. Includes every show that debuted during the decade, including Anything Goes, As Thousands Cheer, Babes in Arms, The Boys from Syracuse, The Cradle Will Rock, The Green Pastures, Hellzapoppin, Hot Mikado, Porgy and Bess, Roberta, and various editions of Ziegfeld’s Follies. Each entry contains: Plot summary; cast members; names of all important personnel, including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors; opening and closing dates; number of performances; critical commentary; musical numbers and the performers who introduced the songs; production data, including information about tryouts; source material; details about london and other foreign productions. There are also numerous appendixes, including a discography, filmography, and published scripts, as well as lists of black-themed shows and Jewish-themed productions. 688 pages.

Mary Jane
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
New play by Amy Herzog. Premiered at NYTW in April 2017 starring Carrie Coon. 96 pages.


Added to April 20, 2018:

Prince of Broadway
(Ghostlight Records - new album)
Original Broadway cast album. Songs from shows Hal Prince directed/produced, plus original songs by Jason Robert Brown. Music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Brown. Chuck Cooper, Janet Dacal, Bryonha Marie Parham, Emily Skinner, Brandon Uranowitz, Kaley Ann Voorhees, Michael Xavier, Tony Yazbeck, Karen Ziemba. "Overture," "Heart" (Damn Yankees) ," "Something's Coming" (Intro)/Tonight" (West Side Story)," "Tonight at Eight" (She Loves Me) ," "Will He Like Me?" (She Loves Me) ," "You've Got Possibilities" (It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman)," " The Right Girl" (Follies) ," "If I Were A Rich Man" (Fiddler on the Roof)," "Cabaret" (Cabaret) ," "So What?" (Cabaret )," "Company Prelude" (Company) ," "Ladies Who Lunch" (Company) ," "Being Alive" (Company)," "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" (Evita) ," "Ol' Man River" (Show Boat)," "Now You Know" (Merrily We Roll Along) ," "This Is Not Over Yet" (Parade) ," "Dressing Them Up" (Kiss of the Spider Woman)," "The Worst Pies in London" (Sweeney Todd)," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" (The Phantom of the Opera)," "Music of the Night" (The Phantom of the Opera)," "Do the Work" (Jason Robert Brown – Original Song)." Recorded October 30, 2017.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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