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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 2/26/13

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

CDs Now Available:

Bombshell: The New Marilyn Musical from Smash (Deluxe Edition)
(Sony - new on 2 CDs)
Appears to be Target "exclusive" sold by third parties: includes an extra disc with interview with Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman; "Smash!" sung by Jane Krakowski; "Never Give all the Heart" sung by Megan Hilty; "Second Hand Baby Grand" sung by Christine Ebersole. Recording of the fictional musical "written" on the TV show "Smash." Score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Katherine McPhee, Megan Hilty, and others. Songs are from seasons one and two. "Follow in Their Footsteps" (Bernadette Peters & and Ensemble), "Let Me Be Your Star (Extended Intro)" (Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty), "Smash!" (Hilty, McPhee & Ensemble), "Never Give All the Heart" (McPhee), "20th Century Mambo" (McPhee & Ensemble), "The National Pastime" (Hilty & Ensemble), "History Is Made at Night" (Hilty, Will Chase & Ensemble), "I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn't Love To Howl" (Hilty), "Mr & Mrs Smith" (Hilty & Chase), "Don't Say Yes Until I Finish Talking" (Hilty & Chase), "On Lexington & 52nd St" (Chase), "Cut, Print...Moving On" (McPhee & Ensemble), "Public Relations" (McPhee, Christian Borle & Ensemble), "Dig Deep" (Uma Thurman), "Second Hand White Baby Grand" (Hilty), "They Just Keep Moving The Line" (Hilty), "Let's Be Bad" (Hilty & Ensemble), "The Right Regrets" (Debra Messing & Borle), "(Let's Start) Tomorrow Tonight" ( Leslie Odom, Jr.), "Our Little Secret" (McPhee), "Hang The Moon" (Bernadette Peters & Hilty), "Don't Forget Me" (McPhee).

Chita Rivera: Chita & And Now I Sing!
(Stage Door Records - new on import CD/mp3)
Twofer CD debut of albums with showtunes, standards and more. Digitally remastered. Chita tracks: "Ten Cents a Dance," "The Lady's In Love With You," "Love, Look Away," "An Occasional Man," "Moanin' Low," "Get Me To the Church On Time," "The Surrey With the Fringe On Top," "Fly Me To the Moon," "Small Fry," "Old Devil Moon," "Something I Dreamed Last Night ," "Let's Put Out the Lights and Go To Sleep.". And Now I Sing! tracks: "I Hear Music," "You're Mine You," "Hit The Road to Dreamland," "The Nearness of You," "Easy to Remember," "Goodbye My Love," "Moon River," "Isn't It Romantic," "Falling In Love Again," "It's Always You," "Lonesome Road." 8-page color booklet. Also available directly from the UK at Stage Door Records.

Dancing on the Edge: The Louis Lester Band
(Decca - new UK CD)
Original score soundtrack for five-part BBC original mini-series, which follows a 1930s black jazz band. Score by Adrian Johnston (The Lost Prince, Kinky Boots, The Accused films). Chiwetel Ejiofor, Wunmi Moskau, Angel Coulby and John Goodman. Available at Amazon UK and CD Universe icon as an import.

Michael Ball: Both Sides Now
(Union Square Music - new in the U.K. on CD/mp3)
From Michael Ball's UK concert tour. "Both Sides Now," "The Perfect Song," "I Won't Let You Go," "Closest Thing To Crazy," "Love and Affection," "Suddenly," "I Will Always Love You," "I Won't Send Roses," "Run," "Love Don't Live Here Anymore," "Songbird," "When She Loved Me," "Fight The Fight" (from Tim Rice/Stuart Brayson From Here to Eternity), "Make You Feel My Love," "Love Changes Everything" (with Il Divo). Available in the U.S. as an import on March 19.

Noël and Cole
(PS Classics - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Arranged and music-directed by David Loud, an earlier version of which played in the 2011 Broadway Close Up series at Merkin Concert Hall. Sara Jean Ford, Elizabeth Stanley, Barbara Walsh, Philip Chaffin, Euan Morton and Matthew Scott. "Another Openin', Another Show/ Why Must the Show Go On?," "I Concentrate on You," "Mad About the Boy," "In the Still of the Night," "I Went to a Marvelous Party," "I'm a Gigolo," "I Went to a Marvelous Party 2," "Make It Another Old Fashioned, Please," "I Went to a Marvelous Party 3," "A Bar on the Piccolo Marina," "I Went to a Marvelous Party 4," "Well, Did You Evah?," "Someday I'll Find You," "Begin the Beguine," "London Pride," "I Happen to Like New York," "If Love Were All," "Just One of Those Things," "So in Love," "It's All Right With Me," "Trio," "Sail Away," "Let's Do It." Orchestrations by Jason Carr. Produced by Tommy Krasker.


11 Edinburgh Fringe Cast
(new mp3 album)
2001 Edinburgh Fr inge cast recording of Ian Hammond Brown score. David Mutch, Maggie Brown, Steven Hogan, Katrina Graham, Darren Niven, Vicky Robertson. Musical Direction and Piano: Alan Gibson. Keyboards: Ian Hammond Brown. Book, Additional Lyrics and Direction by: Suzanne Lofthus. Clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

Tim Di Pasqua: An Evening in San Francisco
(new mp3 at CD Baby/iTunes)
First in a series of solo piano albums. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Change Partners," "The More I See," "We Kiss in a Shadow," "Don't Blame Me," "You Are Too Beautiful," "I've Got the World on a String," "Laura," "The Very Thought Of You," "Time After Time," "Where or When," "The More I See You," "But Not For Me," "Younger Than Springtime," "Call Me Irresponsible."

Vera Lynn: Hits From the Blitz
(Stage Door Records - on mp3/iTunes)
"This is the Army, Mister Jones / I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen / It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow," "The White Cliffs of Dover," "Don't Fence Me In / If I Had My Way / Deep In the Heart of Texas," "Lilli Marlene," "That Lovely Weekend," "Who's Taking You Home Tonight? / Wishing / Wish Me Luck," "When the Lights Go on Again / I'll Pray for You," "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square," "Bless 'Em All / The Washing on the Siegfried Line / Kiss Me Goodnight, Sergeant Major," "You'll Never Know," "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire / Maybe / Coming Home," "There'll Always Be an England."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)
(Kultur - new on DVD)
Part of the 2012 "The Globe on Screen" series. Eve Best and Charles Edwards.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
(Acorn - new on 3 DVDs)
1978 PBS television series based on the novel, starring Geraldine McEwan. Bonus: author Muriel Spark on Jean Brodie (2 minutes).

BOOKs Now Available:

Great Moments in the Theatre
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Benedict Nightingale outlines what he believes to be the greatest moments in theatre, from the first performance of Aeschylus' The Oresteia in 458 BC, to the premiere of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem in London of 2009 AD.

Sutton Foster: Broadway Sweetheart, TV Bunheads (Stage Stars) (Volume 1)
(Creative Media Publishing - Paperback Book)
By Christine Dzidrums. A children's biography. 138 pages.

Tennessee Williams: A Literary Life (Literary Lives)
(Palgrave Macmillan - new hardcover book)
By John Bak. From correspondences, notebooks, and archival papers.


Funny Girl Blu-Ray
(Sony - new Blu-Ray)
1968 musical film version of Styne/Merrill/Lennart musical. Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Mae Questel. Directed by William Wyler.

Gay's the Word 2012 London Studio Cast
(JAY Records - new on CD)
Ivor Novello/Alan Melville score. Sophie-Louise Dann, Helena Blackman, Josh Little, Doreen Hermitage, Eileen Page, Jonny Purchase, Myra Sands, Elizabeth Seal. "Ruritania," "Everything Reminds Me of You," "Guards on Parade," "It's Bound To Be Right on the Night," "Father Thames," "Finder, Please Return," "An Englishman In Love," "If Only He'd Looked My Way," "Vitality!," "Teaching," "Vitality! Reprise," "Sweet Thames," "Gaiety Glad," "If Only He'd Looked My Way Reprise," "A Matter of Minutes," "A Matter of Minutes Reprise," "On Such a Night as This," "Bees Are Buzzin'," "Bees Are Buzzin' Reprise," "Finale." Previously released on iTunes. CD available now at The Jermyn Street Theatre and directly from

Jane Monheit: The Heart of the Matter
(Emarcy/Decca Records - new on CD)
"Until It's Time for You to Go," "Dependes De Nós," "Little Man You've Had a Busy Day," "Two Lonely People," "A Gente Merece Ser Feliz ," "Golden Slumbers/ Long and Winding Road," "When She Loved Me," "Born to Be Blue," "Close," "Night Night Stars," "I Get Along Without You Very Well," "Sing."

Juliana Hansen - Live at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Juliana Hansen (Thoroughly Modern Millie tour; "Grease: You're The One That I Want") live recording. "A Cockeyed Optimist/Much More," "Princess Medley: Belle/A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes/Happy Working Song," "Moon River," "Breakfast at Tiffany's/I've Got a Penny," "I Cain't Say No," "There's a Fine, Fine Line," "Wouldn't it Be Nice?," "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "My Simple Christmas Wish," "Smile," "Sherman Brothers Medley: Tall Paul/Let's Get Together/On the Front Porch With You/Ten Feet Off the Ground," "Feed the Birds," "Disneyland," "Gimme Gimme," "Over The Rainbow." Musical Director A.J. Robb. Produced by Bruce Kimmel. Clips and pre-ordering at

Laura Osnes Sings Maury Yeston
(PS Classics - new on CD)
From November 2012 54 Below show. Music director and pianist Fred Lassen. Eric Davis on guitar, Peter Donovan on bass, Harry Hassell on winds, Peter Sachon on cello. Produced by Tommy Krasker. Also pre-ordering at

Linda Purl: Midnight Caravan
(LML Music - new on CD)
From Purl's concert show, saluting the women singing stars of the 1940s and '50s. Sultry ballads to hot Latin jazz arrangements of Broadway tunes, the show features classic standards like "My Romance," "Shall We Dance" and "Caravan," and conjures a nighttime world where the surroundings are posh, the drinks keep flowing, and nobody goes to bed before three.

Motown Originals: The Classic Songs That Inspired The Broadway Show!
(Motown - new mp3)
"Get Ready" (The Temptations), "Dancing In The Street" (Martha & The Vandellas), "Shop Around" (The Miracles), "Please Mr. Postman" (The Marvelettes), "My Guy" (Mary Wells), "Where Did Our Love Go" (The Supremes), "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" (Marvin Gaye), "What's Going On" (Marvin Gaye), "For Once In My Life" (Stevie Wonder), "I Want You Back" (Jackson 5), "My Girl" (The Temptations), "You're All I Need To Get By" (Marvin Gaye), "All Night Long (All Night)" (Lionel Richie), "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Diana Ross). 2-CD version with 40 tracks expected 3/12/13.


The Best American Short Plays: 2011--2012
(Applause Books - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
William W. Demastes, editor. Slated to include works by John Guare, Neil Labute, and A. R. Gurney, and others. 384 pages.

Film Scripts One: Henry V, The Big Sleep, A Streetcar Named Desire
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Reissue of four volumes originally edited by George P. Garrett. Each contains three classic shooting scripts, runs close to 500 pages, and contains an introduction, glossary of technical terms, extensive bibliography, and credits for each film. All scripts are printed in standard screenplay format. Film Scrips One features: 1946's Henry V, script by Laurence Olivier and Reginald Beck, 1946's The Big Sleep, 1951's A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams. 480 pages.

Film Scripts Two: High Noon, 12 Angry Men, A Streetcar Named Desire
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Reissue of four volumes originally edited by George P. Garrett. Each contains three classic shooting scripts, runs close to 500 pages, and contains an introduction, glossary of technical terms, extensive bibliography, and credits for each film. All scripts are printed in standard screenplay format. Film Scripts Two features: 1952's High Noon, 1957's 12 Angry Men, by Reginald Rose, 1958's Defiant Ones. 480 pages

Film Scripts Three: Charade, The Apartment, The Misfits
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Reissue of four volumes originally edited by George P. Garrett. Each contains three classic shooting scripts, runs close to 500 pages, and contains an introduction, glossary of technical terms, extensive bibliography, and credits for each film. All scripts are printed in standard screenplay format. Film Scripts Three features: 1964's Charade, script by Peter Stone, 1960's The Apartment, 1961's The Misfits, script by Arthur Miller. 480 pages.

Film Scripts Four: Darling, A Hard Day's Night, The Best Man
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Reissue of four volumes originally edited by George P. Garrett. Each contains three classic shooting scripts, runs close to 500 pages, and contains an introduction, glossary of technical terms, extensive bibliography, and credits for each film. All scripts are printed in standard screenplay format. Film Scripts Four features: 1965's Darling, 1964's A Hard Day's Night, 1964's The Best Man, by Gore Vidal. 380 pages

The Playbill Broadway Yearbook: June 2012 to May 2013: Ninth Annual Edition
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
More than 4,000 photos, plus other memorabilia from the entire 2012-2013 Broadway season. Including new and long-running shows, other theatre events (like Gypsy of the Year, Broadway Bares), and reports from each production on the Gypsy Robe, daily rituals, celebrity visits, favorite health tips and regimens, memorable ad-libs, etc. 400 pages. Robert Viagas, editor.

Shakespeare for American Actors and Directors
(Limelight Editions - Paperback Book)
By Aaron Frankel. 144 pages.

Strippers, Showgirls, and Sharks: A Very Opinionated History of the Broadway Musicals That Did Not Win the Tony Award
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition due May 28)
Peter Filichia "chronicles the history of the American musical by looking at those shows that did not win the Tony Award for Best Musical." 288 pages.

Unsinkable: A Memoir
(Harper Collins - Hardcover Book)
By Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway. "The definitive memoir by film legend and Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds." Illustrated with previously unpublished photos from Reynolds's personal collection. Paperback version to be released November 5.

Writing the 10-Minute Play
(Limelight Editions - Paperback Book)
By Glenn Alterman. For the beginning or seasoned playwright, as well as for actors and others wishing to attempt their first ten-minute play. From the idea, to starting the play, to developing, to rewriting, to completing and marketing. Includes an extensive listing of ten-minute play contests. In-depth interviews with playwrights who have had success with their ten-minute plays, and publishers of ten-minute plays and producers of ten-minute play festivals. Also included are several award-winning ten-minute plays, and a discussion by the respective playwrights on start to finish. 180 pages.


Moved to April 9:

70s and Sunny: Andrea McArdle Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Recorded live at New York nightclub 54 Below. Produced by Aaron Ankrum Executive Produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard, of The Broadway Consortium, and Ken Mahoney.

Patty Duke: Don't Just Stand There/ Patty
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1965 and 1966 albums by Patty Duke plus bonus track. "Don't Just Stand There," "Why Don't They Understand," "Downtown," "Danke Schoen," "Everything But Love," "A World Without Love," "Say Something Funny," "Too Young," "What The World Needs Now Is Love," "Save Your Heart For Me," "Ribbons & Roses," "The End Of The World," "Funny Little Butterflies," "Lonely Little In Between," "The World Is Watching Us," "Yesterday," "All Through The Day," "Whenever She Holds You," "Little Things Mean A Lot," "One Kiss Away," "I Love How You Love Me," "Sure Gonna Miss Him," "All I Have To Do Is Dream," "Nothing But You." Liner notes with photos and quotes.

Patty Duke: Sings Songs from Valley of the Dolls/ Sings Folk Songs
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1967 album plus never released 1968 album of folk songs. Remastered from original tapes. Liner notes include photos and quotes from Duke. "It's Impossible," "Come Live With Me," "Give A Little More," "I'll Plant My Own Tree," "Theme From Valley Of The Dolls," "My Own Little Place," "Half-Hearted Kisses," "Roses Are Red," "A Million Things To Do," "Forever Yours," "Learn To Live With Your Heartbreak," "I Want Your Love," "Colors," "The Cruel War," "The Best Is Yet To Come," "And We Were Strangers," "Puff The Magic Dragon," "The Bells Of Rhymney," "Time To Move On," "Donna, Donna," "Shine For Me," "The Housewife's Lament," "Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye," "Blowin' In The Wind."