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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 4/16/13

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 9, 2 | March 26, 19, 12, 5 | February 26, 19, 12, 5; January 29, 22, 15, 8, 1

2012: December 25, 18, 11, 4 | November 27, 20, 13, 6 | October 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | September 4, 11, 18, 25 | August 7, 14, 21, 28 | July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | June 5, 12, 19, 26 | May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | April 3, 10, 17, 24 | March 6, 13, 20, 27 | February 7, 14, 21, 28 | January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

CDs Now Available:

How Green Was My Valley
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Alfred Newman soundtrack for 1941 film, which was the basis for the musical A Time for Singing (also a Kritzerland release). Available at

Jane Monheit: The Heart of the Matter
(Emarcy/Decca Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Until It's Time for You to Go," "Dependes De Nós," "Little Man You've Had a Busy Day," "Two Lonely People," "A Gente Merece Ser Feliz ," "Golden Slumbers/ Long and Winding Road," "When She Loved Me," "Born to Be Blue," "Close," "Night Night Stars," "I Get Along Without You Very Well," "Sing."

Michael Feinstein: Change of Heart: Songs of Andre Previn
(Xenon - new on CD/mp3/)
Michael Feinstein album of selections from André Previn. Lyricists include Dory Langdon, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Alan Jay Lerner, and Johnny Mercer. Includes selections: cut from Valley of the Dolls, written for unproduced Goodbye, Mr. Chips musical, from The Good Companions musical. "(You've Had a) Change of Heart," "The Easy Way," "Empty Is My Room," "Yes," "Give a Little More," "It's Good to Have You Near Again," "Just for Now," "Little Lost Dream," "Medley: A Second Chance / Why Are We Afraid?," "Quiet Music," "You're Gonna Hear From Me," "Goodbye."

Rufus, Cole & Steve: Love Songs Gay and Sad
(new on CD/mp3)
Baritone Lance Callahan. "Foolish Love," "Down in the Depths (On the 90th Floor)," "Losing My Mind," "The Art Teacher (with John Walz)," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "Johanna," "Vibrate," "Night and Day," "Take Me to the World," "The Tower of Learning," "What Is This Thing Called Love?," "Being Alive," "Dinner At Eight," "Every Time We Say Goodbye," "Send in the Clowns," "Sad With What I Have," "From This Moment On," "Anyone Can Whistle." Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby.

Sarah Brightman: Dreamchaser
(Alternative Distribution Alliance - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
New solo recording. "Angel," "One Day Like This," "Glósóli," "Lento E Largo," "B612," "Breathe Me," "Ave Maria," "Éperdu," "A Song of India," "Venus and Mars." Producers Mike Hedges and Sally Herbert. Also available: Amazon Exclusive Deluxe Edition with bonus DVD including music videos and photos.

Total Faith: Live From the Royal Room at the Colony
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Faith Prince. "Opening Medley," "Take Me Back To The Eighties," "Band Intros / Shy," "Duck Story," "Ev'rything I've Got," "Little Shop Story," "Medley: Somewhere That's Green / Suddenly Seymour," "Tattooed Boy In Memphis," "Crossword Puzzle," "Henry Story / No While I'm Around," "If He Walked Into My Life," "Lydia, The Tattooed Lady," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Coney Island," "But The World Goes 'Round," "Medley: Take Me Back To Manhattan / Before The Parade Passes By," "Bless Your Heart."


Bravo Giovanni OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new mp3/iTunes)
1962 OBC recording of Milton Schafer/Ronny Graham score. Musical based on the Howard Shaw novel "The Crime of Giovanni Venturi." Cesare Siepi, Michelle Lee, George S. Irving, Lainie Kazan (Broadway debut). Bonus track: Michelle Lee singing "Steady, Steady" from her 1966 solo album A Taste of the Fantastic.

Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree
(Ghostlight Records - new mp3/iTunes)
Performed by songwriter Joe Iconis and his "merry band of musical theatre misfits." Featured artists include Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Molly Hager, Matt Hinkley, Ian Kagey, Eric William Morris, Krysta Rodriguez, Lance Rubin, Jason SweetTooth Williams and the Kissin' Kazoo Sisters. "The Guide To Success," "Headshot," "Rosalie," "The Vagabond," "Lonely Woman," "Honey," "Lisa," "Anymore," "If You Like It," "Everybody's At The Bar (Without Me)," "Hatchet Job," "Broadway, Here I Come!," "The Goodbye Song," "The Bar Song," "Penny Dreadfuls." Produced by Brent Stranathan with additional production by Ian Kagey.

Lady in the Dark 1963 Studio Cast
(Masterworks Broadway - new mp3/at iTunes)
Risë Stevens, John Reardon, Adolph Green, Kendall Nesbitt and Charley Johnson. Musical direction by Lehman Engel. Bonus selections conducted by Maurice Abravanel, music director for the original Broadway production, include Danny Kaye's version of "Tschaikowsky and Other Russians." "Oh, Fabulous One," "Huxley," "One Life to Live," "Girl of the Moment," "Liza, Liza," "Mapleton High Chorale," "This is New," "The Princess of Pure Delight," "The Greatest Show on Earth," "The Best Years of His Life," "Tschaikowsky," "The Saga of Jenny," "My Ship," "One Life to Live," "The Princess of Pure Delight," "It's Never Too Late to Mendelssohn," "Tschaikowsky and Other Russians," "Jenny," "My Ship."

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star: Lullaby Versions of Broadway V.1
(Roma Music Group - new mp3/iTunes)
Instrumental versions of songs from Broadway musicals to "Soothe your baby, do yoga or just chill." "Popular," "Defying Gravity," "For Good," "The Circle of Life," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," "Hakuna Matata," "Mamma Mia!," "I Have a Dream," "Take a Chance on Me," "Seasons of Love."

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star: Lullaby Versions of Broadway V.2
(Roma Music Group - new mp3/iTunes)
Instrumental versions of songs from Broadway musicals to "Soothe your baby, do yoga or just chill." "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "I Dreamed a Dream," "Master of the House," "The Phantom of the Opera," "The Music of the Night," "All I Ask of You," "Home," "Be Our Guest," "Beauty and the Beast," "Memory."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Shakespeare: The King's Man
(Acorn Media - new on DVD)
BBC series with host James Shapiro.

BOOKs Now Available:

Mamma Mia! The Movie: Exploring a Cultural Phenomenon
(I. B. Taurus - Paperback Book)
Edited by Louise FitzGerald and Melanie Williams. Explores the diverse responses to the film, and issues such as the film's representation of female friendship, maternal and paternal identities, and the older female protagonist, as well as its status as 'jukebox' musical, queer text and product of female authorship.

Merrily We Roll Along: Vocal Score, Revised Edition
(Rilting Music, Inc. - Paperback Book)
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. 304 pages.

The Stage Manager's Toolkit: Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance
(Focal Press - Paperback Book)
By Laurie Kincman. How to be a stage manager, including day-to-day details: objectives, paperwork, and the questions to ask in order to ensure a smooth production. 240 pages.


Audra McDonald: Go Back Home
(Nonesuch - new on CD)
"Go Back Home," "The Glamorous Life," "Baltimore," "First You Dream," "Tavern," "Migratory V," "Virtue," "Married Love," "I'll Be Here," "Some Days," "Edelweiss," "Make Someone Happy." Produced by Doug Petty. Musical direction by Andy Einhorn, also conductor. Recorded in February 2013. Also, a limited edition autograph print currently pre-ordering at Nonesuch.

Dogfight Original Cast
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul score. Annaleigh Ashford, Becca Ayers, Nick Blaemire, Steven Booth, Dierdre Friel, Adam Halpin, F. Michael Haynie, Derek Klena, Lindsay Mendez, James Moye and Josh Segarra. Produced by Kurt Deutsch and Lawrence Manchester. Premiered at Second Stage in July 2012. Also pre-ordering at Ghostlight.

Motown: The Musical OBC
(UMe - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording.

The Radio In My Head: Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Live recording of Aaron Tveit's (Next to Normal, Catch Me if You Can)cabaret debut, the sold-out show at 54 Below. A mix of "Broadway with pop, childhood favorites with contemporary sounds."


Added to May/June:

(Ghostlight - new digital)
2013 Original Broadway cast recording. Cast includes Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Peter Bartlett, Ann Harada, Greg Hildreth, Marla Mindelle, Phumzile Sojola, Harriet Harris and Victoria Clark. Act One: "Overture," "Prologue," "Me,Who Am I?," "In My Own Little Corner," "The Prince Is Giving a Ball"/"Now Is The Time," "In My Own Little Corner" (Reprise), "Impossible," "Transformations," "It's Possible," "Ten Minutes Ago," "Cinderella Waltz," "Ten Minutes Ago" (Reprise); Act Two: "Stepsister's Lament," "The Pursuit," "He Was Tall," "When You're Driving Through the Moonlight," "A Lovely Night," "A Lovely Night" (Reprise), "Loneliness of Evening," "Announcing The Banquet," "There's Music in You," "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?," "The Shoe Fits," "The Proposal," The Wedding: "There's Music In You," Exit music: "Cinderella March." Recorded March 18-19. Produced by David Lai, David Caddick, David Chase, Bruce Pomahac with Executive producer Kurt Deutsch. CD release June 4. CD pre-ordering at Ghostlight for May shipment.

Giant Cast Recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on 2 CDs)
Michael John LaChiusa score. Cast from Public Theater production. Kate Baldwin, Brian d'Arcy James, Michelle Pawk, P.J. Griffith, MacKenzie Mauzy, Bobby Steggert, Jon Fletcher, Raul Aranas, Mary Bacon, Miguel Cervantes, Natalie Cortez, Rocio Del Mar Valles, John Dossett, Michael Halling, Doreen Montalvo, Allison Rogers, Martin Sola, Matthew Stocke, Katie Thompson, William Youmans, Enrique Acevedo, Isabel Santiago. "Aurelia Dolores," "Did Spring Come to Texas?," "Your Texas," "No Time for Surprises," "Private Property," "Outside Your Window," "He Wanted a Girl," "Heartbreak Country," "Ruega por Nosotros," "Look Back/Look Ahead," "Topsy Turvy," "When to Bluff," "One Day," "My Texas," "A Stranger," "Act One Finale." 17-member orchestra. Taking pre-orders at

Added to June 2013:

Hands on a Hardbody OBC Recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of Trey Anastasio/Amanda Green score. Keith Carradine, Allison Case, Hunter Foster, Jay Armstrong Johnson, David Larsen, Jacob Ming-Trent, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Mary Gordon Murray, Jim Newman, Connie Ray, Jon Rua, Keala Settle, Dale Soules, Scott Wakefield and William Youmans.