Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 2/27/18 (updated 8/2/18)

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Earlier recaps:

2018: February 20, 13, 6 | January 30, 23, 16, 9, 2

2017 | 2016 | 2015

CDs Now Available:

The Body in the Seine
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
1954 "concept album" with score by David M. Lippincott. Cast includes Alice Pearce, Laurel Shelby, George S. Irving. Future US congressman Jim Symington performs the title song. "Opening: See the World," "A Lady Like Me," "Chacun a Son Gout," "You Really Didn't Have to Do That," "But Wonderful," "Love on the Left Bank's a Wild, Wild Thing," "The Body in the Seine," "A Little Change of Scene," "Where Do I Go from Here?," "Dirge," "Why Can't You Be You?," "Finale: What the Hell Is So Wide About the World?." Music director Buster Davis. Orchestrators Joseph Glover and Ralph Norman Wilkinson. Debut on CD in Stage Door's Collector's Series: retro style packaging, limited to 500 units. Also at

E.B. White's Charlotte's Web
(Varese Sarabande - new on CD)
Soundtrack of 1973 animated musical film, first time on CD. Songs by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman. Vocal cast includes Debbie Reynolds, Paul Lynde, Henry Gibson, Agnes Moorehead. "Main Title," "There Must Be Something More," "I Can Talk," "Chin Up," "Mother Earth And Father Time," "We've Got Lots In Common," "A Veritable Smorgasbord," "Deep In The Dark," "Chin Up March," "Zuckerman's Famous Pig," "Charlotte's Farewell," "End Title."

Working: A Musical OLC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
2017 Southwark Playhouse cast. Contributing composers include James Taylor, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead. London actors Gillian Bevan, Dean Chisnall, Krysten Cummings, Siubhan Harrison, Peter Polycarpou and Liam Tamne, as well as Patrick Coulter, Nicola Espallardo, Izuka Hoyle, Luke Latchman, Huon Mackley and Kerri Norville. "All the Livelong Day," "Delivery," "Nobody Tells Me How," "Brother Trucker," "Just a Housewife," "Millwork," "The Mason," "It's an Art," "Joe," "A Very Good Day," "Cleanin' Women," "Fathers and Sons," "If I Could've Been," "Something to Point To."


Lena Hall Obsessed: Elton John
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)
Third in Lena Hall's series of 12 monthly new digital albums. "The Bitch Is Back," "Someone Saved My Life Tonight," "Take Me to the Pilot," "Have Mercy on the Criminal," "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting." Videos can be viewed at

(Disney - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
From the musical Frozen. Score by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Performed by Caissie Levy (Elsa). Released 2/23/18.

What Do You Know About Love?
(Disney - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New song written for Frozen on Broadway by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Performed by Patti Murin (Anna) and Jelani Alladin (Kristoff).

BOOKs Now Available:

Abigail's Party: 40th Anniversary Edition
(Viking - Paperback Book)
Play by Mike Leigh. Includes new introduction by Mike Leigh. 80 pages.

(Custom House - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible audiobook/Audiobook on CD)
Novel by David Mamet. Audiobook version narrated by Jim Frangione. 352 pages.

Up in the Cheap Seats
(Griffith Moon - new Paperback Book)
Memoir by Ron Fassler, with his stories of how, over a four-year span, between the ages of 12-16, he saw 200 Broadway plays and musicals for as little as $2 a ticket. Featuring interviews with one hundred of Broadway's greatest artists and illustrated by Jeff York. New paperback version with added "bonus" chapter. Released 1/26/18.


All the Ways to Say I Love You
(Audible Audiobook)
Neil LaBute play performed by Judith Light. Played in 2016 at MCC Theater.

Oklahoma! Original Cast Album 75th Anniversary
(Verve - on CD/vinyl LP)
Details to come.


Antlia Pneumatica
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns: A Post-electric Play). Played Playwrights Horizons in 2016. 96 pages.

'Dearest Squirrel': The Intimate Letters of John Osborne and Pamela Lane
(Oberon Books - Hardcover Book)
Peter Whitebrook, editor. Letters to and from playwright John Osborne and his first wife, Pamela Lane. His ground-breaking play Look Back in Anger (1956) was based on their turbulent marriage. 416 pages.

The Language Archive and Other Plays
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Plays by Julia Cho. The Language Archive, Aubergine, Office Hour, The Piano Teacher, and Durango. 360 pages.

The Minutes
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Tracy Letts. Debuted at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in November 2017. 96 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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