Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 3/15/16 (updated 3/18/16)

Earlier recaps:

2016: March 8, 1 | February 23, 16, 9, 2 | January 26, 19, 12, 5, 2016 | 2015

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CDs Now Available:

The Bloody Irish
(Sony Masterworks - new on 2 CDs)
From musical drama specially filmed for PBS (shown in October 2015). Malcolm Sinclair, Lorcan Cranitch, Gavin O'Connor, Lisa Lambe. Disc One: "The Foggy Dew," "The Waxies' Dargle," "The Rocky Road to Dublin," "The Tricoloured Ribbon," "The Rising of the Moon," "The Minstrel Boy," "Mo Ghile Mear," "Óró Sé Do Bheatha 'Bhaile," "The Parting Glass," "The British Army," "Monto," Disc: 2: "Introduction / It's a Long Way to Tipperary," "The Waxies' Dargle," "The Rocky Road to Dublin," "The Foggy Dew," "The Tricoloured Ribbon," "The Rising of the Moon," "Arrival of the Sherwood Foresters," "The Minstrel Boy," "The British Army," "Mo Ghile Mear," "Delirium!," "Óró Sé Do Bheatha 'Bhaile," "Surrender," "Monto," "Mo Ghile Mear Reprise," "Easter, 1961 (W.BYeats)," "The Parting Glass." Written by Barry Devlin with orchestration, arrangements, and original pieces by David Downes. 119 minutes. Released January 15, 2016.

Fiddler on the Roof Revival Cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3)
Bock & Harnick score. Cast includes Danny Burstein, Jessica Hecht, Jenny Rose Baker, Michael C. Bernardi, Adam Dannheisser, Adam Kantor, Karl Kenzler, Alix Korey, Jesse Kovarsky, Samantha Massell, Melanie Moore, George Psomas, Ben Rappaport, Nick Rehberger, Jeffrey Schecter, Alexandra Silber, Jessica Vosk, Lori Wilner, Aaron Young, Jennifer Zetlan. Bonus tracks: "Excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof - Variations and Cadenza" by John Williams recorded by Itzhak Perlman; and Adam Kantor (Motel) and Alexandra Silber (Tzeitel) sing cut song "Dear Sweet Sewing Machine" (orchestrations by Oran Eldor and played by Ted Sperling and orchestra). Also at

Judy Garland Sings Harold Arlen
(JSP - new import 2-CD set)
Compiled by Lawrence Schulman from Decca and Capitol studio recordings, MGM and Warner Brothers tracks, radio and live selections. Includes four new-to-CD tracks: an Overture for A Star Is Born from two different recordings, two radio tracks, and a 28-second-expanded complete version of "Lose That Long Face" from a rare studio playback disk, thought to no longer exist. Disc One: "Overture from a Star Is Born," "Over the Rainbow," "The Jitterbug," "Buds Wont Bud," "Blues in the Night," "That Old Black Magic," "Over the Rainbow," "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Last Night When We Were Young," "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home," "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues," "Down with Love," "Stormy Weather," "The Man That Got Away," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Over the Rainbow," "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe," "The Jitterbug," "Over the Rainbow," "Buds Wont Bud," "Last Night When We Were Young," "Get Happy," Disc Two: "Here's What Im Here for," "Gotta Have Me Go with You," "The Man That Got Away," "Someone at Last," "It's a New World," "Lose That Long Face," "Little Drops of Rain," "Take My Hand Paree," "Paris Is a Lonely Town," "Roses Red, Violets Blue," "I Could Go on Singin (Till the Cows Come Home)," "Gods Country," "That Old Black Magic," "Over the Rainbow," "Get Happy," "Over the Rainbow," "Lose That Long Face: With Monette Moore," "When the Sun Comes Out," "The Man That Got Away," "It's a New World," "Get Happy," "Over the Rainbow."

Natalie Douglas: Human Heart
(WBG Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Multiple award winning vocalist: seven-time MAC Award, Backstage Bistro Award, Nightlife Award, 2014 Margaret Whiting Award. "Wholly Earth," "Sleepy Man," "I Must Have That Man," "The Best Is Yet to Come," "Can't Help Loving That Man," "Mr. Bojangles," "I Hold No Grudge," "It Never Was You," "Strange Fruit," "Mississippi Goddam," "Throw It Away," "The Human Heart." Musical director Mark Hartman. Jim Cammack on bass, Charles Ruggiero on drums, Patience Higgins on saxophones, and a full string section.

Selection of the Songs from Salad Days Original cast
(Sony Classical Masters - on CD/mp3)
1954 London cast recording. Bristol Old Vic production. Score by Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds. Eleanor Drew and John Warner. "The Things That Are Done by a Don," "We Said We Wouldn't Look Back," "Find Yourself Something to Do," "I Sit in the Sun," "Oh Look at Me, I'm Dancing," "Oh Look at Me, I'm Dancing - Ensemble," "Hush Hush," "Out of Breath," "Cleopatra," "Sand in My Eyes," "It's Easy to Sing," "We're Looking for a Piano," "The Time of My Life," "The Saucer Song," "We Don't Understand Our Children," "Finale: Oh Look at Me-We Said We Wouldn't Look Back-It's Easy to Sing."

BOOKs Now Available:

The Complete Book of Les Misérables
(Arcade Publishing - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of Edward Behr's 1989 book. Companion book is illustrated with more than one hundred color and black-and-white photographs and chronicles the show from the 1862 novel to the original Paris production and the making of the international hit. Behr draws on firsthand interviews with the authors and producer, as well as cast members, directors, and designers from around the world. Also included are lists of opening nights, awards, and recordings, and the complete libretto. 192 pages.

New York's Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway for Kindle
(Columbia Univ Press - Kindle Edition)
By Edna Nashon/Museum of the City of New York. Vividly illustrated and with essays from leading historians and critics, this book recounts the heyday of "Yiddish Broadway" and its vital contribution to American Jewish life and crossover to the broader American culture. Artists who came of age in this world include Stella Adler, Eddie Cantor, Jerry Lewis, Sophie Tucker, Mel Brooks, and Joan Rivers. Hardcover edition should appear soon.


Bend It Like Beckham OLC
(Sony Music Import - new import CD)
Howard Goodall/Charles Hart score. "UB2," "Girl Perfect," "The Engagement: Look at Us Now/ Golden Moment/ Get Me," "Tough Love," "First Touch," "People Like Us," "Act 1 Finale: Just A Game/ Fly," "Glorious," "Result!," "More Fool Me," "There She Goes," "Bend It," "Heer/ Golden Moment," "Harriers' Preparation & Just a Game (Reprise)," "The Wedding & Football Final: Sadaa Charhdi Kalaa/ Result! (Reprise)," "People Like Us/ Glorious (Reprises)," "Act 2 Finale: Fly/ There She Goes/ Girl Perfect/ UB2/ Bend It (Reprises)." Released earlier on mp3, at iTunes and in the UK at Amazon UK and Dress Circle

Cop Rock: The Complete Series
(Shout! Factory - new on 3-DVDs)
1990 ABC musical police drama series. Cast includes Anne Bobby, Barbara Bosson, Ronny Cox, Vondie Curtis-Hall, David Gianopoulos, Larry Joshua, Paul McCrane, James McDaniel, Ron McLarty, Mick Murray, Peter Onorati. Composers include Greg Edmonson, Alan Elliott, Randy Newman, Mike Post. 11 episodes, 480 minutes.

Hamilton OBC vinyl
(Atlantic - 4-disc vinyl set)
Lin Manuel Miranda score. Cast includes Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Javier Muñoz, Leslie Odom, Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, Phillipa Soo, and Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Ariana DeBose, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Neil Haskell. Disc: 1: "Alexander Hamilton," "Aaron Burr, Sir," "My Shot," "The Story Of Tonight," "The Schuyler Sisters," "Farmer Refuted," "You'll Be Back," "Right Hand Man," "A Winter's Ball," "Helpless,"; Disc: 2: "Satisfied," "The Story of Tonight (Reprise)," "Wait For It," "Stay Alive," "Ten Duel Commandments," "Meet Me Inside," "That Would Be Enough," "Guns and Ships," "History Has Its Eyes On You," "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)," "What Comes Next?," "Dear Theodosia," "Non-Stop"; Disc: 3: "What'd I Miss," "Cabinet Battle #1," "Take A Break," "Say No To This," "The Room Where It Happens," "Schuyler Defeated," "Cabinet Battle #2," "Washington On Your Side," "One Last Time," "I Know Him," "The Adams Administration," "We Know"; Disc: 4," "Hurricane," "The Reynolds Pamphlet," "Burn," "Blow Us All Away," "Stay Alive (Reprise)," "It's Quiet Uptown," "The Election of 1800," "Your Obedient Servant," "Best of Wives and Best of Women," "The World Was Wide Enough," "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story." Hardcover box containing 4 LPs in printed sleeves and expanded 12" x 12" booklet containing lyrics and more. Includes download card redeemable for digital album.

Kinky Boots Original West End cast
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD/mp3)
Cyndi Lauper score. Killian Donnelly, Matt Henry, Amy Lennox, Jamie Baughan, Amy Ross, and Michael Hobbs. "Price and Son Theme / The Most Beautiful Thing in the World," "Take What You Got," "Land of Lola," "Charlie's Soliloquy (One)," "Step One," "Sex Is In The Heel," "The History of Wrong Guys," "Not My Father's Son," "Charlie's Soliloquy (Two)," "Everybody Say Yeah," "What a Woman Wants," "In This Corner," "Charlie's Soliloquy (Three)," "Soul of a Man," "Hold Me in Your Heart," "Raise You Up / Just Be."

Kismet 1965 Music Theater of Lincoln Center Cast
(Sony Classical Masters - new on CD)
Cast includes Alfred Drake, Henry Calvin, Anne Jeffreys, Lee Venora, Richard Banke, Rudy Vejar, Albert Toigo, and Anita Alpert.

Michael Longoria: Broadway Brick by Brick
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Debut solo album from Michael Longoria (Jersey Boys). "Home," "The Sound of Music," "Maria," "Music and the Mirror," "The Impossible Dream," "Corner of the Sky," "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Tell Me on a Sunday," "Being Alive," "Thank You for the Music," "Over the Rainbow." Music director and arranger John McDaniel. Orchestrations by Jesse Vargas. Produced by Jeffrey Lesser.

Sun Valley Serenade and Orchestra Wives Soundtracks
(Kritzerland - new on 2 CDs)
Musical Direction by Alfred Newman and Emil Newman. Featuring The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Songs by Glenn Miller, Harry Warren and Mack Gordon. Sun Valley Serenade (1941), featured Sonja Henie, John Payne, Milton Berle, Lynn Bari, Joan Davis, Dorothy Dandridge, The Nicholas Brothers, The Modernaires. Orchestra Wives (1942): George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford, Lynn Bari, Cesar Romero, Marion Hutton, The Modernaires, and The Nicholas Brothers. Songs include "Moonlight Serenade," "In the Mood,"Chattanooga Choo Choo," "At Last," "Serenade in Blue," "People Like You and Me," and "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo." Limited edition of 1000 copies only. Expected to ship early. Available at


Added to May 27:

Bright Star Original cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Edie Brickell/Steve Martin score. Cast includes Carmen Cusack, Paul Alexander Nolan, Michael Mulheren, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Stephen Bogardus, Dee Hoty, Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett, Jeff Blumenkrantz. Produced by Peter Asher. Recorded 3/14/16-3/15/16 at New York's MSR Studios.