Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 4/9/19 (updated 4/12/19)

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Earlier recaps:

2019: April 2 | March 26, 19, 12 | 5 | February 26, 19, 12, 5 | January 29, 22, 15, 8

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015


CDs Now Available:

Anaïs Mitchell: Hadestown
(Wilderland Records - on CD)
2010 recording, previously available on mp3/at iTunes. Anaïs Mitchell score. Anaïs Mitchell, Ani Di Franco, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), The Haden Triplets, Greg Brown and Ben Knox Miller of the Low Anthem. "Wedding Song," "Epic (Part I)," "Way Down Hadestown," "Songbird Intro," "Hey, Little Songbird," "Gone, I'm Gone," "When the Chips Are Down," "Wait for Me," "Why We Build the Wall," "Our Lady Of the Underground," "Flowers (Eurydice's Song)," "Nothing Changes," "If It's True," "Papers (Hades Finds Out)," "How Long?," "Epic (Part II)," "Lover's Desire," "His Kiss, the Riot," "Doubt Comes In," "I Raise My Cup to Him." Features six individual 10x10" art prints of the Hadestown characters, illustrated by Peter Nevins. Double LP set to be released April 26.

Panic - A Live Radio Musical
(new on CD/mp3)
Four tracks from score by Stephen Dolginoff (Thrill Me). "Hollywood Doesn't Call," "The Power of the Air," "Panic," "A Favor." New musical-comedy blends fact and fiction to tell the behind-the-scenes story of Orson Welles' notorious 1938 radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds." Released 3/21/19.

Struck
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
World premiere recording. Score by Rich More. Alan Cumming, Jesse Clasen, Betsy Wright, Martina Topley-Bird and Jason Barnes. "Overture (Low Lying Dreams)," "In and Out Love," "Eviction," "Unrequited," "Wrong Side of the Day," "Sound of Thunder," "I Write Fiction," "No Flowers," "The Last Curtain Call," "Let the Light Shine in," "Built a Box," "I Am the Sound." Also at BroadwayRecords.com.


DIGITAL Recordings Now Available:

The Cher Show OBC digital
(Warner Bros. Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Micaela Diamond, Jarrod Spector, Michael Berresse, Michael Campayno, Matthew Hydzik, Emily Skinner. "If I Could Turn Back Time," "Half-Breed," "The Shoop Shoop Song," "I Got You Babe," "When the Money's Gone - All Or Nothing," "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do," "Living in a House Divided," "Bang Bang," "Believe," "Song For the Lonely," "All I Ever Need is You," "Heart of Stone," "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves," "Midnight Rider - Ramblin' Man," "Just Like Jesse James," "Dark Lady," "Strong Enough," "The Way Of Love," "The Beat Goes On," "I Found Someone," "You Haven't Seen The Last of Me," "Finale." CD to be released May 10.


BOOKs Now Available:

American Political Plays in the Age of Terrorism
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Introduction by Allan Havis. Includes Break of Noon by Neil LaBute, 7/11 by Kia Corthron, Omnium Gatherum by Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Columbinus by PJ Paparelli and Stephen Karam, Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang. 352 pages.


STREAMING MOVIE Now Available:

Bathtubs Over Broadway
(Focus Features - streaming at Amazon/at iTunes)
Steve Young's award-winning documentary about industrial musicals. "While tracking down rare albums, unseen footage, composers and performers, Steve forms unlikely friendships and discovers that this discarded musical genre starring tractors and bathtubs was bigger than Broadway." With David Letterman, Chita Rivera, Martin Short, Jello Biafra, Don Bolles, Florence Henderson, Susan Stroman, and more. Directed by Dava Whisenant.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

The Cher Show OBC
(Warner Bros. Records - new on CD)
Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Micaela Diamond, Jarrod Spector, Michael Berresse, Michael Campayno, Matthew Hydzik, Emily Skinner. "If I Could Turn Back Time," "Half-Breed," "The Shoop Shoop Song," "I Got You Babe," "When the Money's Gone - All Or Nothing," "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do," "Living in a House Divided," "Bang Bang," "Believe," "Song For the Lonely," "All I Ever Need is You," "Heart of Stone," "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves," "Midnight Rider - Ramblin' Man," "Just Like Jesse James," "Dark Lady," "Strong Enough," "The Way Of Love," "The Beat Goes On," "I Found Someone," "You Haven't Seen The Last of Me," "Finale." Released digitally April 12 on mp3/at iTunes.

Every Act of Life
(Passion River - new on DVD)
Feature length documentary covering six groundbreaking decades in the theatre and in the fight for LGBTQ rights with four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally. Appearances include Terrence McNally, F. Murray Abraham, Christine Baranski, Edie Falco, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Audra McDonald, Rita Moreno, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Patrick Wilson. Directed, produced and written by Jeff Kaufman, and produced by Marcia S. Ross. 93 minutes Released earlier for streaming at Amazon and at iTunes.

Harold Teen
(Warner Archive - new on DVD-R)
1934 film based on comic strip character. Songs by Irving Kahal and Sammy Fain. Features tap dancer Hal Le Roy. Currently at WBShop.com.

New Moon (1931)
(Warner Archive - new on DVD-R)
Film adaptation of the operetta written by Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II, Frank Mandel, and Laurence Schwab. Adapted by Sylvia Thalberg, Frank Butler, Cyril Hume. Lawrence Tibbett, Grace Moore, Adolphe Menjou, Roland Young, Gus Shy, Emily Fitzroy. Currently at WBShop.com.

Summer Stock
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1950 MGM musical film. New HD transfer. Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken, Gloria DeHaven, Marjorie Main, and Phil Silvers. Directed by Charles Walters. Choreographed by Nicholas Castle, Sr. Songs by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon; Harry Warren, Jack Brooks and Saul Chaplin; Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler ("Get Happy"). 109 minutes. Also at WBShop.com.


Calendar RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

On Broadway 2020 Calendar
(Time Factory - Wall Calendar)



OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Moved to May 17:

Follies National Theatre cast
(Arts Music/Warner Classics/National Theatre - new on CD at Amazon UK)
2017 National Theatre cast album. Stephen Sondheim score. Cast includes Imelda Staunton, Philip Quast, Janie Dee, Peter Forbes, and Tracie Bennett. "Prologue," "Beautiful Girls," "Don't Look at Me," "Waiting for the Girls Upstairs," "Rain on the Roof / Ah, Paris! / Broadway Baby (Medley)," "The Road You Didn't Take," "In Buddy's Eyes," "Who's That Woman?," "I'm Still Here," "Too Many Mornings," "The Right Girl," "One More Kiss," "Could I Leave You," "Loveland," "You're Gonna Love Tomorrow / Love Will See Us Through (Medley)," "Buddy's Blues," "Losing My Mind," "The Story of Lucy and Jessie," "Live, Laugh, Love," "End of Show." Recorded in January 2018. U.S. release status unknown. Released on mp3 and at iTunes 1/18/19. Amazon U.S. listing has been added, though not active yet.


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