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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 4/22/14

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 15, 8, 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:

Alfie Boe - Trust U.S. Release
(Decca - new on CD/iTunes)
Newest album from English tenor/musical theatre performer (Les Miserables, La Boheme). "Keep Me In Your Heart," "Many Rivers To Cross," "You've Got A Friend," "If You Go Away," "Trust," "God Give Me Strength," "Glory Glory Hallelujah," "Georgia On My Mind," "Forever Young," "Rosie," "The Dimming Of The Day" (with Shawn Colvin), "Danny Boy." Released in 2013 in the U.K.

Alpher & Litt: Two Apples
(new on CD/mp3)
Brooklyn cabaret duo present "Neo-American Songbook tunes for gym addicts, disaffected progressives, stargazers, dog-lovers, urban families, satire connoisseurs, and grownups with exquisite taste." "Hot," "The Cosmic Perspective," "I Want to Be a TV Chef," "Two Apples," "How I Learned to Ride My Bike," "Thong Song," "We've All Got to Live in This World .," "Going Nowhere Fast," "Hello in There," "Christmas in the Doghouse," "A Brooklyn Lullaby." Samples, tracks, digital album and CD available at CD Baby.


Charliemac: The Toaster Song
(free digital single)
Debut EP from New York singer/songwriter. Free download at CD Baby.

Cyrano de Bergerac avec Daniel Sorano
(Classics Archives - new digital album)

1960 film In French. Samples, tracks, digital album at CD Baby.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

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.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals
(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - Hardcover Book)
By Dan Dietz. Detailed examination of every musical and revue which opened on Broadway during the 1960s. Also covers revivals, one-man and one-woman shows. Each entry includes: Opening and closing dates; Plot summaries; Cast members; Number of performances; Names of all important personnel including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors; Musical numbers and the names of performers who introduced the songs; Production data, including information about tryouts; Source material; Critical commentary; Tony awards and nominations; Details about London and other foreign productions. Appendices include a discography, film and television versions, published scripts, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and lists of productions by the New York City Center Light Opera Company, the New York City Opera Company, and the Music Theatre of Lincoln Center. 784 pages.

The Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartz: From Godspell to Wicked and Beyond
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Paul R. Laird. Based on interviews with Schwartz and his collaborators. Topics: Schwartz' major shows and other projects. Focuses on the process of collaboration and a descriptive analysis of music and lyrics.

Stanislavski Never Wore Tap Shoes: Musical Theater Acting Craft
(Kindle Book)
Actor Burke Moses on "the craft of libretto acting." Free to borrow for Amazon Prime members.

Stella! Mother of Modern Acting
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
By Sheana Ochoa. Stella Adler's friend of 30 years, provided Ochoa with a trove of Stella's personal and pedagogical materials, and Ochoa interviewed Stella's entire living family, including her daughter Ellen; her colleagues and friends, from Arthur Miller to Karl Malden; and her students from Robert De Niro to Mark Ruffalo. Source material includes unpublished letters and interviews, private audio recordings, Stella's extensive FBI file, class videos and private audio recordings. Foreword by Mark Ruffalo. 320 pages.

Vanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave
(Pegasus - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Dan Callahan. First ever biography of Vanessa Redgrave. 416 pages.


If/Then OBC Digital
(Masterworks Broadway - new at iTunes)
Tom Kitt/Brian Yorkey score. Idina Menzel, James Snyder, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, Jenn Colella, Jerry Dixon. "Prologue," "What If?," "It's a Sign," "A Map of New York," "You Never Know," "Ain't No Man Manhattan," "What the F**k?," "Here I Go," "You Don't Need to Love Me," "No More Wasted Time," "Surprise," "This Day / Walking by a Wedding," "Hey, Kid," "Some Other Me," "Best Worst Mistake," "I Hate You," "A Map of New York (Reprise)," "You Learn to Live Without," "The Moment Explodes," "Love While You Can," "What Would You Do?," "Always Starting Over," "What If? (Reprise)." Digital booklet included Recorded 4/7/14.

Ahrens & Flaherty: Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs)
Recorded live at 54 Below over six performances in September 2013. "At The Beginning/Patter" (Lynn Ahrens And Stephen Flaherty), "Journey To The Past" (Liz Callaway), "Waiting For Life" (LaChanze), "Mama Will Provide" (Kecia Lewis), "Rain" (Quentin Earl Darrington), "Love Who You Love" (Jessica Molaskey), "The Cuddles Mary Gave" (Sean McCourt), "The Streets Of Dublin" (McCourt), "Rita's Confession" (Mary Testa & Flaherty), "Fancy Meeting You Here" (Testa), "Ballerina" (Stephanie J. Block), "Dancing Still - Jeremy Jordan), "Raining" (Hamburg Version)" (Ahrens), "Raining" (Callaway), "Speaking French" (Marin Mazzie), "Times Like This" (Callaway), "The Show Biz" (Kevin Chamberlin & Lewis Grosso), "Alone In The Universe" (Chamberlin & Grosso), "Solla Sollew" (Chamberlin), "Green Eggs & Ham" (Lewis), "Never Really Knew The Guy" (Callaway), "Close But No Cigar" (Annaleigh Ashford & Bobby Steggert), "White Milk & Red Blood" (Lewis), "Larger Than Life" (Steggert), "Funny/The Joke" (Ashford & Julie Halston), "Something Beautiful" (Rebecca Luker), "Sarah Brown Eyes" (Brian Stokes Mitchell & LaChanze), "The Night That Goldman Spoke At Union Square" (Steggert), "Something Of My Own" (LaChanze), "Wheels Of A Dream" (Mitchell & LaChanze), "Ragtime" (Piano Solo)" (Flaherty), "Make Them Hear You" (Quentin Earl Darrington), "Goodbye My Love/Back To Before" (Mazzie), "I Was Here" (Mitchell), "How Lucky We Are" (Ahrens & Flaherty).


First Date : Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook for Broadway score by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner. 10 songs including: "First Impressions," "I'd Order Love," "The One," "Safer," "Something That Will Last," "The Things I Never Said." 128 pages.

Sting - The Last Ship Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Score by Sting for upcoming Broadway show. 12 tracks arranged for piano/vocal/guitar including the title track plus: "And Yet," "August Winds," "Ballad of the Great Eastern," "Dead Man's Boots," "Language of Birds," "So to Speak," "What Have We Got?," and more. 96 pages


Moved to 5/2/14:

Der Besuch der alten Dame Original Vienna Cast
(HitSquad - new on 2 CDs)
Moritz Schneider, Michael Reed and Wolfgang Hofer musical adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's play The Visit. Pia Douwes, Uwe Kröger, Ethan Freeman, Masha Karell, Hans Neblung, Norbert Lamla, Gunter Sonneson, Peter Kratochvil, Jeroen Phaff, Marianne Curn, Niklas Abel, Lisa Habermann, Riccardo Greco, Illia Hollweg. Complete recording.

Moved to 5/6/14:

Here Lies Love
(Nonesuch - new on 2 CDs/mp3/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.

Added to May 30:

Next to Normal Original Fürth Cast 2013
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Tom Kitt/ Brian Yorkey score. Pia Douwes, Thomas Borchert, Dirk Johnston, Sabrina Weckerlin, Dominik Hees and Ramin Dustdar.

Corrected link:

Marriage Type Love: Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy at ArkivMusic