Sound Advice
Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 2/18/14

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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Earlier recaps:

February 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013

CDs Now Available:

My Mother Has Four Noses
(Bad Dog Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Companion release Jonatha Brooke's new musical play, written and performed by Brooke. "Are You Getting This Down?," "Sleight of Hand," "The Wind," "What Do I Know?," "What Was I Thinking?," "My Misery," "How Far You d Go For Love," "Scars," "Time," "Mom s Song," "Superhero," "Are You Getting This Down? (reprise)." The play opens at The Duke on 42nd Street 2/18/14.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? OBC
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - 2 CD-Rs/mp3)
Broadway production of Edward Albee play. First time on CD. Arthur Hill, Uta Hagen, George Grizzard and Melinda Dillon. Available now at, to be released March 18 at and iTunes.


Stephen Ward Original Cast recording Digital
(Decca - mp3/iTunes)
New musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christopher Hampton and lyricist Don Black (West End performances begin December 3). Cast features Alexander Hanson, Charlotte Spencer, Charlotte Blackledge, Anthony Calf, Daniel Flynn and Joanna Riding. CD released in the UK 12/30/13 and available at Dress Circle and Amazon UK. Import CD coming in March.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook Video
(Broadway Records - new on DVD/Blu-Ray)
January 28, 2013, concert of healing for the Newtown community where composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway came together with over 300 students from several Newtown dance groups, the Sandy Hook School 3rd and 4th grades and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir. Disc 1: "Seasons of Love" (Robin De Jesus, Ashley Blanchet and From Broadway With Love chorus), "Sandy Hook Elementary School Song" (Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School), "Beautiful City" (Stephen Schwartz), "Defying Gravity" (Julia Murney with Stephen Schwartz on piano), "On The Atchison, Topeka and The Santa Fe" (Christine Ebersole), "Funny/The Duck Joke" (Janet Metz & Richard Kind), "I Wan'na Be Like You" (Richard Kind), "Ol' Man River" (Phillip Boykin with Jeffrey Saver at the piano), "Still" (Brett Boles, From Broadway With Love Chorus), "When You're Good to Mama" (Mary Testa), "Finishing the Hat" (Michael Cerveris), "Sunday" (Michael Cerveris, Newtown High School Chamber Choir and From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Somewhere" (Newtown High School Chamber Choir), "Raise Your Voice" (members of the Broadway and Touring Cast of Sister Act). Disc 2: "Just One Person" (Sesame Street Performers & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Blue Suede Shoes / Brown Eyed Handsome Man / I Hear You Knockin" (members of the Broadway cast of Million Dollar Quartet featuring Lee Rocker on Bass), "I'm a Believer" (Micky Dolenz & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Good Morning Baltimore" (Nikki Blonsky & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Marc Shaiman at the piano), "You Can't Stop the Beat" (Nikki Blonsky, Brooke Tansley, Micky Dolenz, Capathia Jenkins & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Marc Shaiman at the piano), "Sing" (Paul Scott Goodman & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "The Impossible Dream" (Brian Stokes Mitchell), "Finding Wonderland" (Capathia Jenkins & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Frank Wildhorn at the piano), "If I Had My Way" (Linda Eder & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Frank Wildhorn at the piano), "One Voice" (From Broadway With Love Company & Students From Sandy Hook Elementary School). Bonuses: Making of featurettes; interviews with the cast and more

BOOKs Now Available:

#SOBLESSED: the Annoying Actor Friend's Guide to Werking in Show Business
(CreateSpace - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Annoying Actor Friend @Actor_Friend parody Twitter account. "'How-to' guide explains it all: from choosing the right college for you to making your Broadway debut -- while teaching you how to behave on social media along the way!" Released November 2013.

Runner (A Sam Dryden Novel)
(Macmillan Audio - Audiobook)
Novel by Patrick Lee read by Raúl Esparza.


August: Osage County
(Starz/Anchor Bay - new Blu-ray/DVD)
2013 film adaptation of Tracy Letts Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play. Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Margo Martindale, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney, Chris Cooper, Sam Shepard, Julianne Nicholson, Misty Upham

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder OBC Digital
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/iTunes)
Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman score. Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lisa O'Hare, Lauren Worsham, Pamela Bob, Joanna Glushak, Eddie Korbich, Jeff Kready, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Price Waldman, Catherine Walker and Jane Carr. Recording date 1/13/14. CD format to be released 4/1/14.

Curtis Stigers: Hooray for Love
(Concord - new on CD)
Curt Stigers' 11th album features classics from the Great American Songbook and three songs written or co-written by Stigers (including the title song). "Love Is Here to Stay," "Valentine's Day," "You Make Me Feel So Young" (with featuring Cyrille Aimée), "Hooray for Love," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Give Your Heart to Me," "That's All," "A Matter of Time," "If I Were a Bell," "You Don't Know What Love Is." Recorded at Brooklyn Recording studio. Produced by Stigers and John "Scrapper" Sneider. Matthew Fries on piano, Keith Hall on drums, Cliff Schmitt on bass, Matt Munisteri on guitar, and Sneider on trumpet.

The Musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber Vol. 1
(AAO Music - 3 CD set)
United Studio Orchestra. "Prologue: Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats/Solo Dance," "The Old Gumbie Cat," "The Rum Tum Tiger," "Mungojerrie & Rumpleteazer," "Old Deuteronomy," "Grizabella: The Glamour Cat," "Gus:The Theatre Cat," "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat," "Macavity:The Mystery Cat," "Mr. Mistoffelees," "Memory," "The Journey To The Heaviside Layer," "The Ad," "Dressing of the Cats," "Requiem/Oh What A Circus," "On This Night Of A Thousand Stars," "Buenos Aires," "I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You," "Another Suitcase In Another Hall," "New Argentina," "Don't Cry For Me Argentina," "High Flying, Adored," "Rainbow High," "Waltz For Eva & Che," "Lament," "Overture," "Think of Me," "Angel of Music," "The Mirror (Angel of Music)," "The Phantom of the Opera," "The Music of the Night," "Prima Donna," "All I Ask of You," "Reprise," "Masquerade," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "The Point of No Return," "Finale."

Saving Mr. Banks
(Disney - new on Blu-Ray+Digital/DVD)
2013 film about the making of the musical film Mary Poppins. Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak. Bonuses: The Walt Disney Studios: From Poppins to Present tour with director John Lee Hancock; "Let's Go Fly a Kite," impromptu version with cast and crew on set during the last day of shooting, and deleted scenes. Some extras may be blu-ray only.


(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Sharr White.

An Iliad
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, adapted from Homer's Iliad by Robert Fagles.

Rapture, Blister, Burn
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Gina Gionfriddo.

The Snow Geese: A Play
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Sharr White.

Things We Said Today: Short Plays
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Plays by Neil LaBute.


Added, no release date:

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen. produced by Jason Howland and Steve Sidwell, Kurt Deutsch is Executive Producer. Recorded 2/17/14. Spring release.