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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 3/5/13

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 26, 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:

Gifts: Christiane Noll Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/)
Recorded at 54 Below. Produced by Aaron Ankrum. Executive Produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard, of The Broadway Consortium.

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.

Noël Coward Off the Record: Steve Ross and Friends
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
22 unknown songs by Noël Coward recorded here for the first time. Steve Ross with Jeanne Lehman, Edward Hibbert and Lisa Riegel. Songs include "Baseball Rag" (Music by Doris Doris, 1917-18), "Sentiment" (Philip Braham, London Calling, 1923), "Spanish Grandee" (London Calling, 1923), "When We Were Girls Together" (London Calling, 1923), "Morganatic Love" (Tamaran, unproduced), "Meme les Anges" (Fallen Angels, 1923), "I'm So in Love" (On With The Dance, 1925), "One Fine Day" (for Nora Bayes,1924), "What's to Become of the Children?" (White Birds, 1927), "It Doesn't Matter How Old You Are" (This Year of Grace, 1928), "We Are Living in a Changing World" (1941), "Why Do You Pass Me By" (Charles Trenet, 1940s), "Heavenly Moment" (Samoan Operette, unproduced), "We've Got the Country at the Corner of the Street" (Hoi Polloi, unproduced), "When the Journey's Over" (Later Than Spring, unproduced), "Let's Be Sincere" (Later Than Spring, unproduced), "Always Be Kind to the Gentlemen" (1940s), "Just People" (The Girl Who Came To Supper, 1963), "What has Happened to Charles" (High Spirits, 1964), "I Gave My Heart" (Oscar Straus, 1930s), "Je T'aime" (Oscar Straus, 1930s), "There Will Always Be" (1940s) plus comments by Ross. Co-produced with Bruce Yeko. Relisted, due to previously unavailable information. Available at Footlight.


Ruthie Henshall: I've Loved These Days
(3PP - new mp3/iTunes)
UK release from Broadway and West End performer. "A Hard Day's Night," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "Both Sides Now," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Adelaide's Lament," "Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)," "Electricity," "Blizzard Of Lies," "Send In The Clowns," "When You're Good To Mama," "Vincent," "I've Loved These Days." Includes a 12-page booklet featuring rare photographs and Ruthie's intimate reflections. Ruthie Henshall (vocal), Paul Schofield (piano), Lewis Andrews (bass/guitar), Steve MacLachlan (drums). Arrangements by Paul Schofield and Lewis Andrews. Produced by Chris Ingham. CD version made available previously at Amazon UK.

Sacred CowsA New Beginning (The Story of Adame and Yves)
(new at iTunes)
Demo recording from 1992 musical by Bob Golden, Paul Scott Goodman, Jonathan Larson, Rusty Magee and Jeremy Roberts. "an irreverent look at the Creation Myth." Performed by the composers.

A Theory of Justice: The Musical! Original Oxford Cast
(new mp3)
"An all-singing, all-dancing romp through 2,500 years of political philosophy." Recorded live in the original Oxford production in February 2013. Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond
(Entertainment One - new on DVD)
2008 documentary of the complete history of The Wizard of Oz, the story, the stage and film productions, up to Wicked. Clips and interviews from Tommy Tune, Joan Leslie, Mickey Rooney, Dom DeLuise, Joel Grey, film cast members, Mervyn LeRoy and others. Directed by Rob Marshall.

BOOKs Now Available:

Stories from Jonestown
(Univ of Minnesota Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Leigh Fondakowski. Interviews with people involved with the People's Temple movement, some of which appeared in her 2005 play The People's Temple.


Barrymore [Blu-ray]
(Image Entertainment - new Blu-Ray/DVD)
2011 film adapted from 2011 Elgin Theatre, Toronto, production. Christopher Plummer as John Barrymore, John Plumpis. Based on William Luce play.

Fancy Nancy: The Musical (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording)
(Ghostlight - new digital)
Musical based on Jane O'Connor/Robin Preiss Glasser books. Book & Lyrics by Susan DiLallo; Music & Lyrics by Danny Abosch. Alyson Bloom as Nancy, with Darilyn Castillo, Jes Dugger, Kyle Motsinger, Amanda Savan. Soon to be a motion picture. CD format expected 4/23/13.

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

Jesus Christ Superstar
(Universal Studios - new Blu-Ray)
1973 film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical. Directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, Bob Bingham.

Judy Kuhn: All This Happiness
(PS Classics - new on CD)
The Tony-nominated actress sings songs by songwriters who have had a profound influence on her: Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Stephen Sondheim and Cole Porter, among others. Based on recent concerts. Drawn from Kuhn's 2012 Feinstein's at Loews Regency show. Music director Dan Lipton on piano, Damien Bassman playing African and South American percussion, and Peter Sachon on acoustic and electric cello. Music Director/pianist Dan Lipton, cellist Peter Sachon, percussionist Damien Bassman. Produced by Scott Lehrer and Lipton. Pre-ordering at Amazon and PS Classics.

Lips Together, Teeth Apart Audio Book
(LA Theatre Works - new on CD)
Terrence McNally play performed by Kristen Johnston, Steven Weber, Missy Yager and Hugo Armstrong


13 More by Shanley
(Opus Books - Paperback Book)
New collection of plays by John Patrick Shanley: Doubt, Four Dogs and a Bone, Defiance, Storefront Church, Where's My Money?, Sailor's Song, Tennessee, Last Night in The Garden I Saw You, plus five one-act plays. 354 pages.

Anton Chekhov at the Moscow Art Theatre: Illustrations of the Original Productions
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
Edited by theatre historian Vera Gottlieb. Lavishly illustrated facsimile edition of a 1914 Russian journal documents, photographically, the premieres of Chekhov's plays produced by the Moscow Art Theatre (including The Seagull, Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, Cherry Orchard, Ivanov). Plus, the introductions by Stanislavsky's collaborators Nemirovich-Danchenko and Efros. 175 unique photographs. 104 pages.

Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way
(Square One Pub - Hardcover Book)
By Stewart F. Lane. "An Illustrated History of African-American Struggles & Triumphs on the Theatreical Stage."

David Hare (Writers and their Work)
(Northcote House Publishers - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
Jeremy Ridgeman's study of David Hare's work for theatre, film and television.

Edwin Booth: A Biography and Performance History
(McFarland and Co - Hardcover Book)
By Arthur W. Bloom.

(Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Hardcover Book)
Biography of Bob Fosse by author and professor Sam Wasson. Through extensive interviews with collaborators and lovers, and Fosse's archives. 592 pages.

How to Act Like a Kid: Backstage Secrets of a Young Performer
(Disney Editions - Paperback Book)
By Henry Hodges ( Beauty and the Beast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins) and Margaret Engel. Gives young readers advice on open calls, auditions, rehearsals, dance and voice classes, child wranglers, studio teachers, how to do homework in green rooms - and how to live a normal life while devoting your time to performing on stage and screen. Ages 12 and up. 256 pages.

Jack Be Nimble: The Accidental Education of an Unintentional Director
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Jack O'Brien. "tell-all and history of American regional theater." 368 pages.

The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia
(Scarecrow Press - Hardcover Book)
By Thomas S. Hischak. All of Kerns stage and screen projects (from 1904 to 1946) are covered, and there are entries on all the major librettists and lyricists with whom he worked, as well as producers, directors, actors, and other individuals who figured prominently in his career. Approximately 100 of his most important songs are discussed, his awards, collaborations, working methods, song styles, and other related subjects are addressed. Also includes a brief biography, chronology of his life and work, and appendices on recordings, interpolations, revivals, and remakes. 272 pages.

Journey's End: A Biography of a Classic War Play
(Oberon Books - Paperback Books)
By Robert Gore-Langton.

Mamma Mia! The Movie: Exploring a Cultural Phenomenon
(I. B. Taurus - Paperback Book)
Edited by Louise FitzGerald and Melanie Williams. Explores the diverse responses to the film, and issues such as the film's representation of female friendship, maternal and paternal identities, and the older female protagonist, as well as its status as 'jukebox' musical, queer text and product of female authorship.

Smash 2014 Wall Calendar
(Day Dream - Wall Calendar)

The Stage Manager's Toolkit: Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance
(Focal Press - Paperback Book)
By Laurie Kincman. How to be a stage manager, including day-to-day details: objectives, paperwork, and the questions to ask in order to ensure a smooth production. 240 pages.

Suzan-Lori Parks in Person: Interviews, Addresses, Commentaries
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
Philip C Kolin and Harvey Young, editors. 256 pages.

Theatre and Animals
(Palgrave Macmillan - Paperback Book)
By Lourdes Orozco. Animals in performance. Chapters: 1. Theatre and Performance: the 'Odd Fish' within Animal Studies, 2. Animals in Art, Spectacle and Text: A Brief History, 3. Animals, Philosophy and Ecology, 4. Companion Performers and Bio Art: Humans and Animals Share the Stage, 5. Towards an Ethics of Animals in Performance , 6. Does the Animal Want to be There?: Agency and Responsibility, 7. Risks, Accidents and Economics in Animal Performance, 8. Animals and their Representations in Performance.

The Theater of Terrence McNally: A Critical Study
(McFarland and Co - Paperback Book)
By Peter Wolfe.

The Wizard of Oz Special Edition 2014 Wall Calendar
(Day Dream - Wall Calendar)


Moved to June 4:

Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County Studio Album
(Hear Music - new Book/CD)
Album for "southern gothic supernatural musical" by Stephen King-John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett. Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Rosanne Cash, Neko Case, Kris Kristofferson, Dave & Phil Alvin, Taj Mahal, Ryan Bingham, Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis and Meg Ryan. One track, Elvis Costello performing "That's Me," available for listening on the official website. (Hear Music is a joint venture between Concord Music Group and Starbucks.) Unclear whether this is the (enhanced CD) Standard Edition with complete "soundtrack," dialog excerpts and digital libretto or the (2CD/1DVD) Deluxe Edition with the complete "soundtrack" with and without dialog, deluxe art work, handwritten lyrics, specially printed libretto and the "Making of Ghost Brothers" mini-documentary DVD featuring in-depth interviews with King, Mellencamp and Burnett along with other bonus material. Also expected: digital editions for tablets, smartphones and e-readers which will allow users to interact with the complete "soundtrack" and digital libretto, as well as exclusive video and graphic materials. Official website states "Available in the U.S. June 4, 2013."

Added for early May:

Annie Revival Cast recording
(Shout! - new on CD/digital)
Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin score. To be available in early May on CD at the Palace Theatre and digitally on iTunes, later elsewhere online. Recorded March 3, 4 at the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios. Katie Finneran, Anthony Warlow, Lilla Crawford, Brynn O'Malley, Clarke Thorell, J. Elaine Marcos Pre-ordering at

Added, no release date:

Debby Boone: Swing This
(new on CD)
Debby Boone's take on 1960s Las Vegas, the days of her father Pat Boone's performances there. Songs to include "That Old Black Magic," "Cry Me A River," "More Than You Know," "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and "Everybody Loves Somebody." Full-length EP available at her show venues.