Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 2/13/18 (updated 2/16/18)

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Earlier recaps:

2018: February 6 | January 30, 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:

Escape to Margaritaville
(Mailboat Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
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.

DVD/BLU-RAYs Now Available:

Hello Again
(The Orchard - new on DVD-R/digital format/at iTunes)
2017 musical film based on the musical by Michael John LaChiusa. Cast includes Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton, T. R. Knight, and Rumer Willis. Directed by Tom Gustafson. Screenplay by Cory Krueckeberg. [relisted for the DVD link]

BOOKs Now Available:

The Backstagers Vol. 2
(BOOM! Box - Paperback Book)
Written by James Tynion IV, illustrated by Rian Sygh. "All the world's a stage ... but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic—literally! When one of the actors suddenly goes missing, the Backstagers must band together to save their comrade and maintain the natural balance of ... theater. 112 pages.

In the Presence of Greatness: My Sixty-Year Journey as an Actress
(BearManor Media - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book)
By Patty Duke and William J. Jankowski. Autobiographical book about Duke's show business legacy, with untold stories of her six-decade career and the legends of her time. Illustrated with 70 rare photos, many never before published and from her personal collection. 348 pages.

The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America
(Bloomsbury USA - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Isaac Butler and Dan Kois. Expanded version of oral history of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, originally published at Newly published material to include "delving into Ivo Van Hove's radical reimagining of the show, exploring the Signature [Theatre] production, greatly expanding the section on the two UK productions, covering the National revival next year, and exploring two particularly controversial productions (one in North Carolina, one in Washington, D.C.) that got swept up in the culture wars of the 1990s." 304 pages.


Hello Again soundtrack
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Soundtrack album from 2017 musical movie based on Michael John LaChiusa musical. Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton, T.R. Knight, Rumer Willis, Cheyenne Jackson, Jenna Ushkowitz, Tyler Blackburn, Sam Underwood, Nolan Gerard Funk and Al Calderon. Currently pre-ordering at

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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