Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 4/12/16 (updated 4/15/16)

Earlier recaps:

2016: April 5 | March 29, 22, 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:

(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
1978 cast recording of Eubie Blake, Noble Sissle, Andy Razaf, F.E. Miller, Jim Europe, and Micki Grant score. Gregory Hines, Maurice Hines, Alaina Reed, Lynnie Godfrey, Terry Burrell. Musical arrangements by musical supervisor Danny Holgate. Mastered from the original master tapes from the Warner Bros/Rhino vaults. "Charleston Rag/Shuffle Along," "In Honeysuckle Time," "I'm Just Wild About Harry," "Daddy," "I'm a Great Big Baby," "My Handyman Ain't Handy No More," "Low Down Blues Gregory Hines," "Gee, I Wish I Had Someone to Rock Me in the Cradle of Love/," "Low Down Blues & Cradle of Love Duet," "Dixie Moon," "Weary/Roll Jordan," "Memories of You," "If You've Never Been Vamped by a Brownskin, You've Never Been Vamped at All," "You Got to Git the Gittin' While the Gittin's Good," "I'm Craving for That Kind of Love," "Goodnight Angeline," "Finale." Limited to 1000 copies only. Available at

Kismet 1965 Music Theater of Lincoln Center Cast
(Sony Classical Masters - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Cast includes Alfred Drake, Henry Calvin, Anne Jeffreys, Lee Venora, Richard Banke, Rudy Vejar, Albert Toigo, and Anita Alpert. "Overture," "Sands of Time," "Rhymes Have I," "Fate," "Not Since Nineveh," "Baubles, Bangles and Beads," "Stranger In Paradise," "He's In Love," "Gesticulate," "Bored," "Night of My Nights," "Was I Wazir?," "Rahadlakum," "And This Is My Beloved," "The Olive Tree," "Zubbediya," "Finale." Digital versions include digital booklet.

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

VINYL Recordings Now Available:

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.

BOOKs Now Available:

The 101 Greatest Plays: From Antiquity to the Present
(Guardian Faber - new Hardcover book)
Michael Billington (The Guardian) offers his highly personal selection of the 100 greatest plays ranging from the Greeks to the present-day, justifying them in extended essays, and occasional dialogues, that put the plays in context, explain their significance and trace their performance history.464 pages. Kindle Edition released 9/15.

Blue-Collar Broadway: The Craft and Industry of American Theater
(Univ of Pennsylvania Press - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of Timothy R. White's 2014 book. The history of "virtuosos of stagecraft" who have built the scenery, costumes, lights, and other components of theatrical productions. Featuring case studies of iconic productions such as Oklahoma! and Evita, and an exploration of the craftwork of radio, television, and film production around Times Square, Blue-Collar Broadway tells a rich story of the history of craft and industry in American theater nationwide, plus the role of theater in urban deindustrialization and in the revival of downtowns throughout the Sunbelt. 288 pages.

Hamilton: The Revolution
(Grand Central Publishing - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook)
By Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. Miranda and McCarter trace the musical's development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here. Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama. 228 pages. Audiobook narrated by Mariska Hargitay.

Opening Carnegie Hall: The Creation and First Performances of America's Premier Concert Stage
(McFarland and Company - Paperback Book)
By Carol J. Binkowski. First comprehensive account of the conception and building of Carnegie Hall, which culminated in a five-day opening festival in May 1891. 277 pages.


Bonnie & Clyde & A Whole Lotta Jazz: Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Recorded live at 54 Below. Familiar and brand new songs by Frank Wildhorn. Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan, Leslie Odom, Jr., Adrienne Warren, Kevin Massey, Melissa van der Schyff, Janet Dacal, Mimi Bessette, Louis Hobson, Emmy Raver-Lampman. "How 'Bout A Dance?," "When I Drive," "Bonnie," "Now That's What You Call A Dream," "You Can Do Better," "Raise A Little Hell," "This Never Happened Before," "The Devil," "Dyin' Ain't So Bad," "This World Will Remember Us," "Havana," "It's No Secret Anymore," "I'll Forget You," "What I Do Best," "One Bad Habit," "The Mad Hatter," "Sarah," "Where Are You Now." Also at a special price from

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. Also pre-ordering at

Carousel / Alfred Drake and Roberta Peters Sing the Popular Music of Leonard Bernstein
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Twofer includes 1962 Carousel studio recording produced by Enoch Light and featuring musical direction and choral arrangements by Jay Blackton. Alfred Drake and Roberta Peters alongside Claramae Turner (reprising her on-screen role of Nettie Fowler), Lee Venora, Norman Treigle, and Jon Crain. Recorded on 35mm magnetic film. Also Alfred Drake and Roberta Peters Sing the Popular Music of Leonard Bernstein, produced by Enoch Light and featuring songs from West Side Story, On The Town, Wonderful Town and Candide. Debut for both albums on CD. Digitally remastered from stereo reel to reel tape. Part of Stage Door Records' Collector's Series, limited editions (500 units) in the retro style of a miniature long-playing record. 23 tracks.

Maxine Sullivan - Great Songs from the Cotton Club
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
Grammy-nominated album back in print. Previously unrecorded songs by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler, plus Sullivan interpretations of standards. "Happy as the Day Is Long," "You Gave Me Ev'rything but Love," "As Long as I Live," "Raisin' the Rent," "'Neat the Pale Cuban Moon," "Ill Wind," "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," "I Love a Parade," "Harlem Holiday," "Get Yourself a New Broom," "Stormy Weather," "In the Silence of the Night," "That's What I Hate About Love," "Primitive Prima Donna," "I've Got the World on a String." Produced by Ken Bloom, Bill Rudman, and Keith Ingham.

Songs From original cast
(new import CD/vinyl)
From the National Theatre production. Score by Moira Buffini and Damon Albarn. "Entre Act," "," "Fabulous," "Me," "Secrets," "In Clover," "Avatars Holding Page," "Who Are You," "I'm Right," "Everyone Loves Charlie," "Japanese Duchess," "Man of Broken Glass," "Alice Saw."


Added to June 3:

Songs from The Lion
(Paper Music - new on CD)
Songs by Benjamin Scheuer from his Off-Broadway and touring play.