Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 3/3/15

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February 24, 17, 10, 3 | January 27, 20, 13, 6, 2015

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CDs Now Available:

27 - An Opera in Five Acts
(Albany Records - new on CD/iTunes)
Music by Ricky Ian Gordon, libretto by Royce Vavrek. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Recorded in performance. Stephanie Blythe, Elizabeth Futral, Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, Daniel Brevik. "The tale of Gertrude Stein, her partner Alice B. Toklas, and a host of other characters who figured in the story of their lives at 27 rue de Fleurus in Paris, from Ernest Hemingway to Henri Matisse."

(Hollywood Records - new on CD-R)
Songs by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. Joshua Sasse, Mallory Jensen, Timothy Omundson. "Galavant," "She'll Be Mine," "Maybe You're Not the Worst Thing Ever," "Oy! What a Knight" (Faith Prince), "Jackass in a Can," "Togetherness," "Comedy Gold," "Lords of the Sea" (Hugh Bonneville), "No One But You," "Hey, Hey, We re the Monks" (Weird Al Yankovic), "If I Could Share My Life With You," "A Day in Richard's Life" (Ricky Gervais), "Love Is Strange," "Goodnight My Friend." Produced by Michael Kosarin, Christopher Lennertz and Alan Menken. Released on mp3
and iTunes earlier.

Hugh Maynard: Something Inside So Strong
(new on CD)
Debut solo album by West End performer (Miss Saigon). "Something Inside So Strong," "Let's Get It On," "Bring Him Home," "You're the Voice," "Kiss from a Rose," "I Who Have Nothing," "When a Man Loves a Woman," "Get Here," "Creep," "Back at One," "Bui Doi," "Love Is On the Way." Pre-ordering at Dress Circle.

Remembering Cats The Musical
(Motif - new import CD)
Stars of the West End perform songs from Cats. "The Old Gumbie Cat" (Peter Skellern), "Grizabella the Glamour Cat" (Stephanie Lawrence), "Old Deuteronomy" (Paul Jones), "Memory" (Fiona Hendley), "Gus the Theatre Cat" (Paul Jones), "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat" (John Dulieu), "Macavity the Mystery Cat" (Stephanie Lawrence), "Mr Mistoffelees" (Paul Jones), "Memory (Reprise)" (Fiona Hendley), "Suite" (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).

Remembering Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
(Motif - new import CD)
Stars of the West End perform songs from Joseph.... "Prologue" (The West End Orchestra and Singers), "Any Dream Will Do," "Jacob and Sons," "Joseph's Coat," "Joseph's Dreams," "One More Angel in Heaven," "Potiphar," "Close Every Door" (Dave Willets), "Go, Go, Go Joseph," "Pharaoh Story" (The West End Orchestra and Singers), "Poor, Poor Pharaoh," "Song of the King," "Those Canaan Days," "The Brothers Come to Egypt/Grovel, Grovel" (The West End Orchestra and Singers), "Benjamin Calypso," "Any Dream Will Do (Reprise), "Joseph's Megamix" (The West End Orchestra and Singers), "Suite" (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).


On the Town 2014 revival
(PS Classics - mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Leonard Bernstein. 30-member cast, led by Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves, Megan Fairchild, Elizabeth Stanley and Alysha Umphress; and 28-piece orchestra. Disc One: "The Star-Spangled Banner," "I Feel Like I'm Not Out of Bed Yet," "New York, New York," "Gabey's Comin'," "Presentation of Miss Turnstiles," "Come Up to My Place," "Carried Away," "Carried Away (Encore)," "Chase Music," "Lonely Town," "High School Girls," "Lonely Town Pas de Deux," "Lonely Town Choral," "Carnegie Hall Pavane," "I Understand," "I Can Cook Too," "I Can Cook Too (Encore)," "Lucky to Be Me," "Times Square Ballet." Disc Two: "Overture," "So Long, Baby," "I Wish I Was Dead," "Conga Cabana," "I Wish I Was Dead (Spanish)," "Ya Got Me," "Ya Got Me (Encore)," "Slam Bang Blues," "I Understand (Pitkin's Song)," "Subway Ride & Imaginary Coney Island," "The Great Lover Displays Himself," "Pas de Deux," "Some Other Time," "The Real Coney Island," "Finale," "Exit Music." Recorded 11/3/14. Produced by Robert Sher. CD now available if ordered directly from, and can be purchased at the Lyric Theatre. Shipping from Amazon March 17.

Serial Killer Barbie: The Musical
(Take a Hike Productions - new digital album on mp3/and at iTunes)
Theatre 68, Los Angeles, cast album. Written by Colette Freedman and Nickella Moschetti. Kelley Dorney, Alex Robert Holmes, Marti Maley, Kacey Coppola Morreale, Katy Jacoby, Cy Creamer. "What Do I Wear," "Crying Song," "People Like Us," "Paperbag Lunch," "Perfect," "American Gal," "Middle School Sucks," "Jeezify Me," "People Like Us Reprise," "Give Me a Chance," "I Don't Want to Be a Debbie," "Different," "21 Ways to Kill a Debbie," "Remember Me," "Look Up," "Price of Popularity."

Something Beautiful: Bob Mundy
(new digital album on mp3/and at iTunes)
"East of the Sun," "Diamonds Are Forever," "Something Beautiful / Do I Love You Becuase Your Beautiful," "Laura," "Lovesong," "Voler La Nuit," "Ordinary People," "Isn't This Better," "Besame Mucho," "Two for the Road," "I'll Be Seeing You," "Pure Imagination."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Warner Musical Collection on Blu-ray
(Warner - new Blu-rays w/ 3D versions on 4 discs)
Four musicals on Blu-ray: First time on Blu-ray for Kiss Me, Kate (3D version included), The Band Wagon, Calamity Jane, plus Singin' in the Rain. Also being released individually: Kiss Me, Kate, The Band Wagon and Calamity Jane. Set includes collectible art cards.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Country House
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Donald Margulies (Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends). Premiered at Geffen Playhouse and opened on Broadway (Blythe Danner) in 2014.

Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog
(Knopf - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By James Grissom. "... almost magically makes clear how Tennessee Williams wrote; how he came to his visions of Amanda Wingfield, his Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski, Alma Winemiller, Lady Torrance, and the other characters of his plays ... from the inside, the almost impossible—revealing the heart and soul of artistic inspiration and the unwitting collaboration between playwright and actress, playwright and director." 416 pages.

I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Play by John Logan. Performed on Broadway by Bette Midler. 34 pages.

The Sound of Music Companion
(Universe - Hardcover Book)
Republishing of Laurence Masion's 2007 book, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the film version, now with a foreword by Julie Andrews. From the previous listing: Includes the entire libretto and 150 color photos and stills from the original film, the original Broadway and upcoming West End productions, and the now world-famous Sing-a-long-a Sound of Musics. Also, images from the U.K. reality TV series, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria, whose winner will be Maria in the first casting of the new London production. 192 pages.


Double Feature: Love Songs From the Movies
(LML Music - new on CD)
Collection of rare and well known love songs from the movies. Singer B.J. Ward and jazz pianist Donn Trenner.


(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Enda Walsh (Once). Premiered at the 2014 Galway Arts Festival. 72 pages.

Fish in the Dark: A Play
(Grove Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Larry David. Currently on Broadway at the Cort Theatre. 112 pages.

Kung Fu
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play about Bruce Lee by David Henry Hwang. Premiered at Signature Theatre (NY) in 2014. 112 pages.

The Night Alive and Other Plays
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Conor McPherson. Premiere production at Donmar Warehouse in 2013. 2014 Atlantic Theatre Company production New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. 240 pages.


Added to May 19:

Judy Kuhn: Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Based on based on Kuhn's February 4 American Songbook concert. Music direction and arrangements by Todd Almond. "Oh, What Beautiful Mornin'"/"The Call," "Am I?," "This Can't Be Love," "Dividing Day," "If I Loved You," "We're Gonna Be All Right," "Nobody's Heart"/"Hey, Love"/"Love to Me," "If You Ask Me," "Hello, Young Lovers," "Hero and Leander," "Song of Love"/"A Wonderful Guy," "Daybreak," "Through the Mountain," "The Sweetest Sounds," "Migratory V." Album produced by Tommy Krasker. Philip Chaffin and Elizabeth Armstrong, executive producers. Currently pre-ordering at