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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 4/8/14

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:

April 1 | March 25, 18, 11, 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013

Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.

CDs Now Available:

Gene Austin's Great Hits In Stereo / Restless Heart
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Popular singer of the 1920s. Songs include his hits re-recorded in stereo. "Lonesome Road," "Ramona," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Girl of My Dreams," "Weary River," "How Am I to Know," "Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time," "Someday Sweetheart," "My Melancholy Baby," "Sleepy Time Gal," "Bye Bye Blackbird," "My Blue Heaven," "My Restless Heart," "Wise Guys," "Sharecroppin' Blues," "The More I See of Somebody Else," "Where the Shy Little Violets Grow," "The Hour of Parting," "Take Your Shoes Off Baby," "I Could Write a Book," "La Rosita," "I'm Not the Braggin' Kind," "Memories of You," "There's a New Blue Heaven in the Sky," "Ramona / She's Funny That Way / I'm in the Mood For Love," "How Come You Do Me Like You Do / One Sweet Letter From You / I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Lonesome Road / Someday Sweetheart / Who," "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi / Sleepy Time Gal / My Blue Heaven."

Jo Stafford: Live in London 1959
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Live performances at the London Palladium in 1959 to an invited audience which was taped for a TV special. First time on CD. Introduction by Bruce Forsyth, "Almost Like Being in Love," "Love Is Here to Stay," "Taking a Chance On Love," "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home," "The Gentleman Is a Dope," "Old Devil Moon," "The Moment I Saw You With Teddy Johnson," "Tomorrow Mountain," "The Nearness of You," "You'll Never Know," "Saint Louis Blues With the Polkadots," "Yesterdays," "I'll Remember April," "Medley: It Might as Well Be Spring Jonathan & Darlene Edwards; Day by Day; Shrimp Boats; I Should Care ," "I Left My Heart At the Stage Door Canteen," "Medley: Amapola; You Are My Sunshine; the White Cliffs of Dover; Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye Teddy Johnson," "I'll Walk Alone," "I'll Be Seeing You."

The Musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber Vol. 1
(AAO Music - 3 CD set)
United Studio Orchestra. "Prologue:Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats/Solo Dance," "The Old Gumbie Cat," "The Rum Tum Tiger," "Mungojerrie & Rumpleteazer," "Old Deuteronomy," "Grizbella:The Glamour Cat," "Gus:The Theatre Cat," "Skimbleshanks:The Railway Cat," "Macavity:The Mystery Cat," "Mr. Mistoffelees," "Memory," "The Journey To The Heaviside Layer," "The Ad," "Dressing of the Cats," "Requiem/Oh What A Circus," "On This Night Of A Thousand Stars," "Buenos Aires," "I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You," "Another Suitcase In Another Hall," "New Argentina," "Don't Cry For Me Argentina," "High Flying, Adored," "Rainbow High," "Waltz For Eva & Che," "Lament," "Overture," "Think of Me," "Angel of Music," "The Mirror (Angel of Music)," "The Phantom of the Opera," "The Music of the Night," "Prima Donna," "All I Ask of You," "Reprise," "Masquerade," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "The Point of No Return," "Finale."

Tennessee Williams: Words and Music
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/iTunes)
Alison Fraser, based on her concert show. "... the soundtrack of Tennessee Williams's life" with songs and text from Williams' plays, including A Streetcar Named Desire ("It's Only A Paper Moon"), This Property is Condemned (Gene Autry's "You're the Only Star"), Clothes for a Summer Hotel (Noël Coward's "The Party's Over Now") and Something Cloudy, Something Clear (Oscar-winning "Sweet Leilani"). Created by David Kaplan. Recorded at The Music Shed in New Orleans.


Anne of Green Gables-the Musical
(digital album)
Original Canadian cast recording of musical running at the Charlottetown Festival since 1965. Score by Norman Campbell (music), Don Harron, Norman Campbell, Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore.

The Road To Find Out - East: Ramin Karimloo
(Big Hand Recordings - new EP new mp3/iTunes)
UK performer and current Broadway Jean Valjean. "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "Losing," "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables," "Broken."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

August: Osage County
(Starz/Anchor Bay - new Blu-ray/DVD)
2013 film adaptation of Tracy Letts Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play. Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Margo Martindale, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney, Chris Cooper, Sam Shepard, Julianne Nicholson, Misty Upham

The Bobby Darin Show
(MP Home Video - new on 3 DVDs)
1973 music variety show. "Mack The Knife," "Beyond The Sea," "Splish Splash," "If I Were A Carpenter," "Artificial Flowers," "Won t You Come Home Bill Bailey," "Happy," "Mame," "Just Once In A Lifetime," "Cry Me A River," "Come Rain or Come Shin," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "Some People," "Lover Come Back To Me," and more. Guests include Peggy Lee, Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Helen Reddy, Nancy Sinatra, Freda Payne, Connie Stevens, Phyllis Diller, Tim Conway, Cloris Leachman, Andy Griffith, Dyan Cannon, Redd Foxx, Flip Wilson, Sid Caesar, Leslie Uggams, Arte Johnson, David Steinberg, Elke Sommer, Burl Ives, Carol Lawrence, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jackie Joseph, Pat Buttram and Donald O'Connor. Extras: new documentary Bobby Darin Going Out In Style, newsreel Footage & TV promo. [some material may be omitted.]

Funny Face Blu-ray
(Warner/Paramount - new Blu-ray)
1957 musical film. Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng, Dovima. Directed by Stanley Donen. Songs by George & Ira Gershwin include "Think Pink!," "How Long Has This Been Going On?," "Funny Face," "Bonjour, Paris!," "Clap Yo' Hands," "He Loves and She Loves," "On How to Be Lovely," "Basal Metabolism," "Let's Kiss and Make Up," "'S Wonderful". Contains songs (and star) from stage musical, but the plot is different. Extras Kay Thompson: Think Pink!; This is VistaVision; Fashion Photographers Exposed; The Fashion Designer and His Muse; Parisian Dreams; theatrical trailer.

Sabrina Blu-ray
(Warner/Paramount - new Blu-ray)
1954 film based on Samuel Taylor's play Sabrina Fair. Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden. Directed by Billy Wilder. Extras: Audrey Hepburn: Fashion Icon; Sabrina's World; Supporting Sabrina; William Holden: The Paramount Years; Sabrina documentary; Behind the Gates: Camera.

Young at Heart
(Olive Films - new Blu-Ray/DVD)
1954 musical film with Frank Sinatra and Doris Day. 117 minutes.

BOOKs Now Available:

Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life (Biography and Autobiography)
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Stephen Parker, Brecht's life and work, through letters, diaries and unpublished material, including medical records. 704 pages.

The Great God Pan
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
By Amy Herzog.

Now. Here. This. Piano/Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Jeff Bowen & Hunter Bell score. 11 vocal selections from the cast recording including: "Archer," "Dazzle Camouflage," "Give Me Your Attention," "Golden Palace," "Kick Me," "Members Only," "More Life," "That'll Never Be Me (Duet)," "Then Comes You," "This Time," "What Are the Odds?"

In the Wake
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Lisa Kron presented at the Public Theater in 2010.


Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello: Love Duets
(Warner Classics - new on CD)
Husband and wife opera stars, tenor and soprano, with BBC Symphony Orchestra. "Toi! Vous!!...N'est-ce plus ma main," "Suzel, buon dì -'Cherry Duet'," "Signor ne prinicipe -E il sol...addio speranza," "Caro Elisir...Esulti pur la Barbara," "Il se fait tard," "Un dì felice," "O soave fanciulla," "One hand, one heart," "If I loved you," "I'll know," "And this is my beloved."

Here Lies Love
(Nonesuch - new on 2 CDs/iTunes)
New cast recording of Public Theatre musical. David Byrne/Fatboy Slim score. Natalie Cortez, Melody Butiu, Jose Llana, Jeigh Madjus, Ruthie Ann Miles, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Conrad Ricamora. "American Troglodyte," "Here Lies Love," "Child of the Philippines," "Opposite Attraction," "The Rose of Tacloban," "A Perfect Hand," "When She Passed By," "Sugartime Baby," "Don't You Agree? / Pretty Face," "The Fabulous One," "Men Will Do Anything," "Star and Slave," "Poor Me," "Please Don't," "Solano Avenue," "Riots and Bombs," "Order 1081," "Seven Years," "Gate 37," "Just Ask the Flowers," "Why Don't You Love Me?." Includes seven new songs and a 52-page booklet. Pre-ordering at

Hit the Deck Blu-Ray
(Warner Archive - new on Blu-ray)

1955 musical film featuring Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Vic Damone, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Russ Tamblyn, and Kay Armen. Songs by Vincent Youmans.

One Touch of Venus Telecast
(VAI - new on DVD)
1955 television adaptation of Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash, S. J. Perelman musical. Janet Blair, Russell Nype, George Gaynes, Laurel Shelby, Mildred Trares, Iggie Wolfington. Black and white, 79 minutes.

(Athena - new 2 DVDs)
British documentary follows the Theatre Royal Haymarket's daily life from the front of house team dealing with the public, to the production teams backstage working to get a new production up and running, along with all the dramas, disasters and tantrums that can erupt behind the velvet curtain. Begins with the 2009 Waiting for Godot, starring Sir Ian McKellen, Simon Callow and Patrick Stewart. Also featuring Simon Callow, Ronald Pickup, Joseph Cross and Anna Friel. Includes 12-page viewer's guide with a timeline of the Theatre Royal Haymarket, a look at the West End, profiles of the participants, an article on theatre ghosts, and fun facts about the productions. Region 1. 201 minutes. Released in the UK in 2009.


Moved to April 15:

Billy's Back on Broadway
(Concord - new on CD)
Billy Porter sings showtunes: "But The World Goes 'Round," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "On The Street Where You Live," "I've Gotta Be Me," "I'm Not My Father s Son," "Happy Days/Get Happy" (duet with Cyndi Lauper), "Luck Be A Lady," "Take The Moment," "I Am Changing."

Added to May 20:

Nick Ziobro: A Lot of Livin' to Do
(new CD/digital)
17-year-old singer's debut album. "A Lot of Livin' to Do," "This Guy's in Love with You," "It All Depends on You," "Nobody Else But Me," "Here's That Rainy Day," "The Rainbow Connection," "I Won't Dance," "Summer, Highland Falls," "Too Close for Comfort," "How Long Has This Been Going On?," "Anyone Can Whistle," "All of Me," "Blame It on My Youth." With Tedd Firth on piano, Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, Jay Leonhart on bass, Ray Marchica on drums, Brian Pareschi on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Marc Phaneuf on saxophone and clarinet. Liner notes by Michael Feinstein. Produced by Michael Feinstein. Single "This Guy's in Love With You" available now on iTunes and at CD Baby.

Added, no release date:

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill OBC
(new on CD)
Broadway cast recording featuring Audra McDonald.

Cancelled: Carrie the Musical: What Were They Thinking?
(Applause - Paperback Book)
By Carrie librettist and screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen. Tracks his personal four-decade history with the piece - from reading the manuscript in 1973 while a reader for producer David Susskind, to writing the screenplay for the 1976 Brian de Palma film; from deciding to turn it into a musical in 1984, to the path that led to the controversial Royal Shakespeare Company and legendary Broadway production in 1988; to its rebirth Off-Broadway in 2012. Naming names, telling never-before-told stories, and revealing what its creators were thinking. An informative and educational behind-the-scenes look into how musicals are written and put together. 208 pages.