Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 2/9/16

Earlier recaps:

February 2 | January 26, 19, 12, 5, 2016 | December 29, 15, 8, 1 | November 24, 17, 10, 3 | October 27, 20, 13, 6 | September 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | August 18, 11, 4 | July 28, 21, 14, 7 | June 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | May 26, 19, 12, 5 | April 28, 21, 14, 7 | March 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | February 24, 17, 10, 3 | January 27, 20, 13, 6

Quick list of all Amazon links for this recap.

CDs Now Available:

Sweet Charity OLC
(Sony Classical Masters - on CD-R/mp3/iTunes)
1967 London cast recording. Cy Coleman/Dorothy Fields score. Juliet Prowse, Red McLennan, Josephine Blake, and Paula Kelly. First CD U.S. release.

Ute Lemper: 9 Secrets
(Steinway & Sons - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Singer and stage actress Lemper collaborates with lyricist and novelist Paulo Coelho for these songs, which are based on manuscripts found in Accra detailing the answers to essential questions about humanity is discovered.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

You Can't Take It with You Blu-ray
(Sony - new on Blu-ray)
1938 film version of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize winning play. Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold, Ann Miller. Directed by Frank Capra. Digibook packaging. 126 minutes. Released 12/8/15. Same item with standard packing to be released March 8.


First Daughter Suite
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of Michael John LaChiusa score; premiered in 2015 at the Public Theater. Alison Fraser, Rachel Bay Jones, Caissie Levy, Theresa McCarthy, Betsy Morgan, Isabel Santiago, Carly Tamer, Mary Testa and Barbara Walsh. The opening track is now streaming at

Mrs. Henderson Presents OLC
(Sony Classical Masters - new on CD)
London cast recording. George Fenton & Simon Chamberlain/Don Black score. Tracie Bennett, Ian Bartholomew. "Everybody Loves the Windmill," "Mrs Henderson Presents," "Whatever Time I Have," "Lord Chamberlain's Song," "What a Waste of a Moon," "Rubens and Renoir," "Ordinary Girl," "It Starts With a Dream," "Perfect Dream," "Living in a Dream World," "He's Got Another Think Coming," "Women at War - Medley," "Now is Not the Time," "Anything But Young," "We'll Never Close," "What a Waste of a Moon - Reprise," "Innocent Soldier," "If Mountains Were Easy To Climb," "We'll Never Close - Reprise." Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in December 2015.

Salad Days
(Sony Classical Masters - on CD)
Score by Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds. Details to come.

The Sound of Music Live UK TV Region 2 DVD
(new on Region 2 DVD)
The UK's ITV live broadcast of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. Directed by Coky Giedroyc. Aired on December 20, 2015. Kara Tointon, Julian Ovendon, Alexander Armstrong, Maria Friedman, Katherine Kelly. Available at Dress Circle
and Amazon UK.


Now marked "OLC":

American Psycho OLC
(Concord Records - new on CD)
Duncan Sheik score.

Moved to February 19:

The Color Purple
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
2015 revival cast. Score by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. Cast includes Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, Isaiah Johnson, Joaquina Kalukango, and Kyle Scatliffe. "Opening/Mysterious Ways," "Somebody Gonna Love You," "Our Prayer," "That Fine Mister," "Big Dog," "Mister/Nettie & Lily of the Field," "Dear God - Sofia," "A Tree Named Sofia," "Hell No!," "Brown Betty," "Shug Avery Comin' to Town," "All We Got to Say," "Dear God - Shug," "Too Beautiful for Words," "Push Da Button," "Uh-Oh," "What About Love?," "African Homeland," "The Color Purple," "Celie's Curse," "Miss Celie's Pants," "Any Little Thing," "What About Love? (Reprise)," "I'm Here," "Reunion," "The Color Purple (Reprise)." Album produced by Frank Filipetti.