Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 4/3/18 (updated 4/6/18)

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Earlier recaps:

2018: March 27, 20, 13, 6 | February 27, 20, 13, 6 | January 30, 23, 16, 9, 2

2017 | 2016 | 2015

CD Now Available:

Cy Coleman: A Jazzman's Broadway
(Harbinger Records/Musical Theatre Project - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Jazz interpretations performed by Cy Coleman. From Jamaica (music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Yip Harburg), Cy Coleman, piano and vocals, with band: "I Don't Think I'll End It All Today," "Savanna," "Monkey in the Mango Tree," "Napoleon," "Take It Slow, Joe," "Pretty to Walk With," "Little Biscuit," "Cocoanut Sweet," "Push de Button," "What Good Does It Do?; Flower Drum Song) (music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II); Cy Coleman Trio: "The Other Generation," "I Am Going to Like It Here," "You Are Beautiful," "Chop Suey," "Grant Avenue," "A Hundred Million Miracles," "Love Look Away," "Sunday"; South Pacific (music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II); Cy Coleman, piano: "Younger Than Springtime," "This Nearly Was Mine," "Happy Talk," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair." South Pacific tracks taken from rare transcription recordings, and are making their first debuts since being recorded in the early 1950s. Liner notes by Andy Propst. Produced by Ken Bloom; associate producer Bill Rudman. Restoration and mastering engineer Peter Millrose, Millrose Music. Special offer through April 5 only: purchase through Amazon, you send us an email with your Amazon Order Confirmation Number as proof of purchase and your current mailing address to, and they will send you a complimentary CD of Harbinger Records' previous release, CY COLEMAN: You Fascinate Me So.

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert digital
(Sony Masterworks - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Live musical concert televised on NBC on April 1. Cast includes John Legend, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles, Brandon Victor Dixon, Norm Lewis, Jason Tam, Ben Daniels, Jin Ha, Erik Grönwall. "Overture," "Heaven on Their Minds," "What's The Buzz / Strange Thing Mystifying," "Everything's Alright," "This Jesus Must Die," "Hosanna," "Simon Zealotes / Poor Jerusalem," "Pilate's Dream," "The Temple," "Everything's Alright (Reprise)," "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Damned for All Time / Blood Money," "The Last Supper," "Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say)," "Transition," "The Arrest," "Peter's Denial," "Pilate and Christ," "King Herod's Song," "Transition After Herod," "Could We Start Again, Please?," "Judas's Death," "Trial Before Pilate (Including The 39 Lashes)," "Superstar," "The Crucifixion," "John Nineteen:Forty One," "Curtain Call." Digital booklet included. 2-CD version to be released April 27.

Lena Hall Obsessed: The Cranberries
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Fourth in the series. "Zombie," "Free to Decide," "Salvation," "Linger."

Raissa Katona Bennett: Can't Help Singing: The Music of Jerome Kern
(LML Music - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Recorded live at FeinsteinÂ’s at the Regency in 2011, with Musical Director-Arranger Don Rebic on piano, and Tom Hubbard on bass. "Overture / Can't Help Singing," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "The Song is You / I'm Old-Fashioned," "She Didn't Say Yes," "Hey Fella," "I'll Be Hard to Handle," "You Couldn't Be Cuter / How'd You Like to Spoon with Me," "Remind Me," "The Night Was Made for Love / Don't Ever Leave Me / Why Do I Love You / You Are Love / Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine," "Pick Yourself Up," "Let's Begin," "All the Things You Are / They Didn't Believe Me," "Dearly Beloved / The Folks Who Live on the Hill," "Long Ago and Far Away / The Way You Look Tonight," "Look for the Silver Lining," "Playoff Instrumental."

"True Love" (acoustic)
(Disney - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New song written for Frozen musical by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Performed by Patti Murin as Anna.

BOOKs Now Available:

All That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Ethan Mordden. A look back at Chicago's various moving parts—including the original 1926 play that started it all, a sexy silent film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, a talkie remake with Ginger Rogers, the musical itself, and at last the movie of the musical. 272 pages.

Black Sheep: The Authorised Biography of Nicol Williamson
(The History Press - Hardcover Book)
By Gabriel Hershman. 288 pages. [Appears to be available before released ate.]

The Cherry Orchard (Stephen Karma adaptation)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Stephen Karam's (The Humans) adaptation of Chekhov's play. Produced in 2016 by Roundabout Theatre.

'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.

Farinelli and the King
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
Play by Claire Van Kampen, which premiered in London in 2015 and began a run on Broadway in December 2017, starring Mark Rylance. 96 pages.

Sondheim and Wheeler's Sweeney Todd (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Aaron C. Thomas, taking on Sweeney Todd's chequered history and genre, its treatment of violence and cannibalism, and its sexual politics. 120 pages.

Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution
(Henry Holt. & Co. - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audio CD/Audible Audiobook)
"Todd S. Purdum's portrait of these two men, their creative process, and their groundbreaking innovations will captivate lovers of musical theater, lovers of the classic American songbook, and lovers in general. He shows that what Rodgers and Hammerstein wrought was truly something wonderful." 352 pages.

Sound of Music: The Making of America's Favorite Movie - revised edition
(Chicago Review Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Revised version of 1965 book by Julia Antopol Hirsch. Foreword by Robert Wise. Tribute to the beloved movie musical, and behind-the-scenes account of the creation of a Hollywood classic. Repackaged and updated with new material for today's fans. Sources include numerous in-depth interviews with cast and crew, including Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, and director/producer Robert Wise; behind-the-scenes details and photos, priceless anecdotes, memorabilia and scenes that didn't pass the cutting room floor. 256 pages.

The Street Where I Live: A Memoir
(W.W. Norton & Co. - Paperback Book)
By Alan Jay Lerner. Reissue of Lerner's 1978 autobiography. Foreword by John Lahr.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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