Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 2/16/16 (updated through 2/19/16)

Earlier recaps:

February 9, 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:

The Color Purple
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
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.

The Essential Stephen Sondheim
(Masterworks Broadway - on 2 CDs)
Compilation CD set that is part of The Essential series from Sony Music. Performers include Bernadette Peters, Mandy Patinkin, Ethel Merman, Jason Alexander, Angela Lansbury, Elaine Stritch, Victor Garber, Barbara Cook, Carol Burnett, Rita Moreno, Dean Jones, Glynis Johns, Marni Nixon, Lee Remick, Jim Walton, Lonny Price, Peabo Bryson, Nancy Wilson and many more. "America," "Tonight," "Somewhere," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "You Gotta Have a Gimmick," "Comedy Tonight," "Anyone Can Whistle" (Album Version), "Everybody Says Don't," "Do I Hear a Waltz?," "Evening Primrose Medley; I Remember," "Another Hundred People" (Original Broadway Cast), "The Ladies Who Lunch" (Original Broadway Cast), "Being Alive" (Original Broadway Cast), "," "Disc: 2," "Broadway Baby," "I'm Still Here," "Losing My Mind," "A Weekend in the Country," "Send in the Clowns," "Pretty Lady," "Pretty Women," "A Little Priest," "Not a Day Goes By," "Old Friends," "Sunday," "Move On," "Agony," "Finale: Children Will Listen," "Sooner or Later," "Unworthy of Your Love," "Loving You."

Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir Audio version
(Macmillan Audio - new on CD/iTunes)
Memoir by Joel Grey. "... of a life lived in and out of the limelight, but it is also the story of the man behind the stage makeup." Audio version read by Joel Grey.


Galavant Season 2 (Original Television Soundtrack)
(Hollywood Records - digital album on mp3/iTunes)
Music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. "A New Season," "Off with His Shirt" (Kylie Minogue), "World's Best Kiss," "Let's Agree to Disagree," "Build a New Tomorrow" (Matt Lucas), "The Happiest Day of Your Life" (Robert Lindsay), "If I Were a Jolly Blacksmith," "As Good As It Gets," "Serenade," "What Am I Feeling," "My Dragon Pal and Me," "Different Kind of Princess" (Sheridan Smith), "Dwarves vs. Giants," "Today We Rise," "He Was There," "Time Is of the Essence" (Reece Shearsmith), "Goodbye" (Eddie Marsan), "Love Makes the World Brand New," "I Don't Like You," "Finally," "A Dark Season," "Galavant Recap," "A Good Day to Die," "Do the D'Dew," "Will My Day Ever Come" (Alfie Simmons), "A Real Life, Happily Ever After," "A Good Day to Die (Reprise)," "Season 2 Finale" (Weird Al Yankovic)." Digital booklet included. Released 1/29/16.

BOOKs Now Available:

Broadway Doggie
(Grosset & Dunlap - Paperback Book)
By Nancy Krulik; illustrated by Sebastien Braun. Part of the "Magic Bone" series for ages 6 - 8. One bite of his magic bone and Sparky is in the Big Apple. With his new friend Barney as a guide, Sparky sees all the famous sights: Times Square, the Museum of Natural History, the Empire State Building, and more. When they reach the Broadway theaters, Barney confesses it's his dream to be a star. But will Barney get his big break? Or will Sparky accidentally steal the show? 128 pages.

Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir
(Flatiron Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Memoir by Joel Grey. "... of a life lived in and out of the limelight, but it is also the story of the man behind the stage makeup." 256 pages.

Movies, Moves and Music: The Sonic World of Dance Films
(Equinox - Paperback Book)
Editors Mark Evans and Mary Fogarty. Surveys dance in film, drawing on significant post-War dance films from around world. 224 pages.