Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 3/22/16 (updated 3/25/16)

Earlier recaps:

2016: March 15, 8, 1 | February 23, 16, 9, 2 | January 26, 19, 12, 5, 2016 | 2015

Quick list of all Amazon links for this recap.

CDs Now Available:

American Psycho OLC
(Concord Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Duncan Sheik score. Cast includes Matt Smith, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Cassandra Compton, and Susannah Fielding. "Opening (Morning Routine)," "Cards," "You Are What You Wear," "Oh Sri Lanka," "True Faith," "Killing Time," "In the Air Tonight," "Hardbody / Hardbody Luis," "If We Get Married," "Not a Common Man," "Mistletoe Alert," "Clean," "Killing Spree," "Nice Thought," "At the End of an Island / Hardbody Hamptons," "I Am Back," "A Girl Before," "Don’t You Want Me?," "This Is Not an Exit"; Additional Music:, "Selling Out" (Fischer King Remix), "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" (Duncan Sheik Remix), "Killing Time 20."

Jazz At The Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald Set
(Verve - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
For the first time, and newly remastered, the complete Jazz at the Philharmonic performances of Ella Fitzgerald issued by Verve on various albums, now in one live set. Includes concerts from 1949, 1953 and 1954 and features appearances by Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and Hank Jones among others. Booklet includes an essay by author Will Friedwald. Norman Granz Announces Ella Fitzgerald, "Robbins Nest," "A New Shade of Blues," "Old Mother Hubbard," "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So," "Somebody Loves Me," "Basin Street Blues," Ow! Introduction of Ella Fitzgerald, "Flying Home," "Oh, Lady Be Good!," "Black Coffee," "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," "How High the Moon," Norman Granz Announcement, "Perdido," "Bill," "Why Don't You Do Right?," "A Foggy Day (In London Town)," "Lullaby of Birdland," "The Man That Got Away," "Hernando's Hideaway," "Later."

Liza Pulman Sings Hollywood
(new import CD/mp3/iTunes)
Solo album from singer and actress, and member of Fascinating Aïda. Represents her touring show of selections from Casablanca, The Spy Who Loved Me, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Breakfast at Tiffany's and more. Track list to come.

Mark Murphy Live in Athens, Greece
(Harbinger Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Recorded live at the Gazarte Club in Athens in 2008. American jazz singer Mark Murphy's last CD. With Spiros Exaras (electric guitar), Thomas Rueckert (piano), Alex Drakos (drums), George Georgiadis (acoustic bass). "My Funny Valentine," "All Blues," "On Green Dolphin Street," "Summertime," "Autumn Leaves," "When I Fall in Love/My One and Only Love," "Bye Bye Blackbird," "Miles," "Milestones," "On the Red Clay," "Inutil Palsagom/Dindl." Eco-packaging.

Scott Evan Davis: Next
(Sonic Landscapes Music - new on CD & mp3 at CD Baby/mp3 at Amazon)
Songs written by Scott Evan Davis in which the characters are beginning the "next" phase of their lives, in one way or another. Robert Cuccioli, Karen Mason, Lisa Howard, Derek Klena, Stuart Matthew Price, Lucie Jones, Joshua Colley, Vicky Modica, Joshua Lance Dixon, Erik Sisco, Jamie Hartmann, Kim Grogg, Jamie Hartmann, Scott Evan Davis, David Harris, Mikki Sodergren, Joshua Lance Dixon. "Take on the World," "I Can Be," "If the World Only Knew," "Everyone Has a Vice," "Sail On," "This Land I Love," "Beautiful Home," "Save Me the Rose," "Behind the Words," "Someone Else's Eyes," "Next."Co-produced by Scott Evan Davis and David Snyder.

Stacy Sullivan: Stranger in a Dream—Songs for Marian McPartland
(Harbinger Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
2015 MAC Award for Outstanding Major Artist, Bistro and Nightlife Award winner Stacy Sullivan performs a tribute to legendary pianist and broadcaster Marian McPartland. With Jon Weber on piano. "Loving You", "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'", "Portrait of Mercer Ellington/Prelude to a Kiss", "Stranger in a Dream", "In a Melancholy Mood", "In the Days of Our Love", "Portrait of Marcia Ball", "I've Got a Crush on You", "Lullaby of Birdland", "A Delicate Balance", "September in the Rain/Come Away with Me", "Twilight World", "Castles in the Sand", "My Heart Stood Still", "All the Things You Are/Chopin's Waltz in B Minor Opus 89 #2", "I'm Beginning to See the Light/It Don't Mean a Thing/Jump for Joy", "Kaleidoscope."

BOOKs Now Available:

Amazing Grace - A New Broadway Musical: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
15 songs from the 2015 Broadway musical score by Christopher Smith. Includes vocal lines with piano accompaniment. "Truly Alive," Someone Who Hers," "Yema's Song," "Voices of the Angels," "We Are Determined," "Shadows of Innocence," "Expectations," "Tell Me Why," "A Chance for Me," "Nowhere Left to Run," "Daybreak," "I Still Believe," "Testimony," "Nothing There to Love," "Amazing Grace."

Local Glories: Opera Houses on Main Street, Where Art and Community Meet
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Ann Satterthwaite. Comprehensive study of mainly rural opera houses focusing on history, theater, opera, entertainment, immigrants, architecture, and planning and the actors, patrons, impresarios, and audiences that sustained them in different states. 456 pages.

My Old Lady: Complete Stage Play and Screenplay with an Essay on Adaptation
(Three Rooms Press - Paperback Book)
By Israel Horovitz. The playwright shares tips and techniques on adapting plays for the screen. Includes the full script of both the play version and screenplay of My Old Lady. He discusses what inspired him to consider adapting the play in the first place, and his diligent efforts to distill the essence of the play without making "exactly the kind of movie I dislike." 256 pages.


Charlotte Sweet
(JAY Records - new on 2 CDs)
Original cast recording. Complete on 2 CDs. Score by Gerald Jay Markoe and Michael Colby. Mara Beckerman, Jeff Keller, Timothy Landfield, Merle Louise, Michael McCormick, Polly Pen, Christopher Seppe.

Darren Day: This Is the Moment
(JAY Records - new on CD)
West End singer/actor. "This Is the Moment," "Bring Him Home," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Can't Help Falling in Love," "Over the Rainbow," "Luck Be a Lady," "The Impossible Dream," "Music of the Night," "She's Always a Woman," "Close Every Door," "Love on the Rocks," "Sunset Boulevard," "Going It Alone," "New York, New York."

Jasper In Deadland
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Score by Ryan Scott Oliver. Matt Doyle, Sydney Shepherd, Louis Hobson, Andi Alhadeff, Brandi Massey, Bonnie Milligan, F. Michael Haynie, John-Michael Lyles, Kyle Carter. Produced by Ryan Scott Oliver and John Clancy (orchestrator).

NOW That's What I Call Broadway!
(NOW - new on CD)

"Seasons of Love" (original Broadway cast), "Defying Gravity" (Kristen Chenoweth & Idina Menzel), "All That Jazz" (Chita Rivera and the original Broadway cast), "On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada/Don't Cry For Me Argentina" (Bob Gunton, Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin), "The Music of the Night" (Michael Crawford), "Memory" (Betty Buckley), "I Dreamed A Dream" (Randy Graff), "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going" (Jennifer Holliday), "Ease On Down the Road" (Stephanie Mills and the original Broadway cast), "Sherry" (Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer and John Lloyd Young), "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now" (Laura Bell Bundy, Kerry Butler, Harvey Fierstein, Linda Hart, Jackie Hoffman, Marissa Jaret Winokur and the original Broadway cast), "Mamma Mia" (Siobhan McCarthy, Nicolas Colicos, Paul Clarkson, Hilton McRae and the original London cast), "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical featuring Jessie Mueller), "Tomorrow" (Andrea McArdle), "When I Grow Up" (Lauren Ward, Bailey Ryon and the original Broadway cast), "Circle of Life" (Tsidii Le Loka and the original Broadway cast), "Finale: Children will Listen" (Bernadette Peters), "One" (original Broadway cast).Liner notes by David Cote.

Tales of Tinseltown
(JAY Records - new on CD)
Concept recording. Score by Michael Colby and Paul Katz. Harriet Harris, Christina Bianco, Nat Chandler, Klea Blackhurst, Jake Epstein, Alison Fraser, Richard Kind, Tony Yazbeck. "Overture," "The Public Wants to Know," "I Belong in Hollywood," "Let's Go / Need Someone 1," "N.G.N. Productions," "Lulu Beauveen," "Musical Melange," "Adele's Scoop," "Someone to Love Me," "Introducing Bertha," "I Can Sing," "Presenting Danny," "All Over the Place," "All I Dreamed," "All Over the Place (Reprise)/ Need Someone 2," "Boy You're Beautiful / Need Someone 3," "Jungle Fever," "Lulu's Retort / Need Someone 4," "So This Is the Movies," "Adel-E-Gram #1," "Sounds in the Night," "Adel-E-Gram #2," "Keep in Step (Aeroplane Number)," "Adel-E-Gram #3," "Hunchy," "It's Mine," "Tell Me Please," "Born to Be Bad," "Sorority Sister Segue," "Got to Be Good," "Nightmare," "My Best False Face," "I'll Stand by You," "Visit to Hollywood Hospital," "For My Career," "All I Dreamed (Reprise)," "Stars in My Eyes," "Jungle Fever (Reprise)," "Let's Go (Reprise) / Finale."

When Everything Was Possible: Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Details to be confirmed. Live recording of 2012 New York City Center concert. Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, musical directory by Michael Raffer. A portion of the proceeds of the album to go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.


The Critics Say...: 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future
(McFarland and Company - Hardcover Book)
By Matt Windman. 277 pages.

The Routledge Anthology of US Drama: 1898-1949
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
Joshua Polster, editor. The plays and dramatic texts in this anthology demonstrate the vital and volatile relationship between U.S. theatre, its society, and the ways in which that theatre has both supported and challenged prevailing systems of thought and action. The collection is organized around key thematic perspectives from colonialism to psychoanalysis, viewing the artistic output of this era through the socio-political events and controversies that shaped it. Each play is accompanied by a critical commentary from a leading scholar and a set of archive source materials, including playbills, production shots, reviews, essays, poems, newspaper articles and official documents. 1026 pages.


Moved up to March 30:

Hamilton - Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Vocal selections in piano/vocal format for Lin-Manuel Miranda score. "Alexander Hamilton," "Burn," "Dear Theodosia," "Helpless," "History Has Its Eyes On You," "Hurricane," "It's Quiet Uptown," "My Shot," "One Last Time," "The Room Where It Happens," "Satisfied," "The Schuyler Sisters," "That Would Be Enough," "Wait For It," "Washington On Your Side," "What'd I Miss," "You'll Be Back."

Currently pre-ordering at label website:

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. "If You Knew My Story ," "She's Gone," "Bright Star," "Way Back in the Day ," "Whoa, Mama," "Firmer Hand/Do Right," "A Man's Gotta Do," "Asheville," "What Could Be Better," "I Can't Wait," "Theme from 'Heart of the Dreamer'," "Please, Don't Take Him," "A Man's Gotta Do (Reprise)," "Entr'acte," "Sun Is Gonna Shine," "Heartbreaker," "Another Round," "I Had a Vision," "Always Will," "So Familiar," "At Long Last," "Finale," "Bright Star (Reprise)," "Sun Is Gonna Shine" (Single Version). Produced by Peter Asher. Recorded 3/14/16-3/15/16 at New York's MSR Studios. At - single "Sun Is Gonna Shine" now streaming there.

Jose Llana: Altitude
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
With Ruthie Ann Miles, special guest. Produced by Michael Croiter with Kimberly Grigsby as Music Director. "Saturn Returns," "Icarus," "We Kiss in a Shadow/I Have Dreamed," "Lonely Town," "Chip's Lament," "Marry Me a Little," "She is More," "Child of the Philippines," "Hero and Leander," "Thinking Out Loud," "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)," "A Puzzlement," "A Perfect Hand." At