Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 4/24/18 (updated 4/27/18)

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2018: April 17, 10, 3, March 27, 20, 13, 6 | February 27, 20, 13, 6 | January 30, 23, 16, 9, 2

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CDs Now Available:

Everybody's Talking About Jamie
(new import CD/at iTunes)
Musical score by Dan Gillespie Sells (music) and Tom MacRae (lyrics). Original West End cast. Mina Anwar, Luke Baker, Tamsin Carroll, John McCrea, Phil Nichol, Lucie Shorthouse, Josie Walker. "And You Don't Even Know It," "The Wall in My Head," "Spotlight," "The Legend of Loco Chanel (And the Blood Red Dress)," "If I Met Myself Again," "Work of Art," "Over the Top," "Everybody's Talking About Jamie," "Limited Edition Prom Night Special," "It Means Beautiful," "Ugly in This Ugly World," "He's My Boy," "My Man, Your Boy," "Prom Song," "Finale," "Out of the Darkness (A Place Where We Belong)." Concept album previously released digitally: mp3 at Amazon and at iTunes.

Hello Again soundtrack
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack album from 2017 musical movie based on Michael John LaChiusa musical. Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton, T.R. Knight, Rumer Willis, Cheyenne Jackson, Jenna Ushkowitz, Tyler Blackburn, Sam Underwood, Nolan Gerard Funk and Al Calderon. "Now: I've Been Looking for Someone," "1901: Hello Again," "1944: I Gotta Little Time / We Kiss," "1967: In Some Other Life," "1929: Story of My Life," "1956: The Greatest of Adventures / Tom," "1912: Ship of Dreams / Listen to the Music," "1976: Opening Montage / the One I Love / Safe," "2002: Performance of a Lifetime / Beyond the Moon," "1989: A Lie / Mistress of the Senator," "Now: The Bed Was Not My Own / Hello Again - Reprise," "Bonus Track: Beyond the Moon" (Single). Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Kate Rockwell: Back to My Roots
(Broadway Records - new on CD//mp3/at iTunes)
Solo album by Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls: The Musical). "Hey There Good Times," "Bring on the Men," "I Know Things Now You Know," "Buenos Aires," "What You Don't Know About Women," "I'm Breaking Down," "The Games I Play," "Song on the Sand," "Somewhere That's Green," "Schoenberg Lloyd Webber (or...Two Composers, One Song)," "Unexpected Song." Executive Produced by Yael Silver, along with producers Michael Croiter Jason Loffredo, and Showmance Productions.

Kris Kringle: The Musical
(Yellow Sound Label - new on mp3/iTunes)
Score by Maria Campia and Tim Janis. Studio cast includes Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Greg Violand. Erick Devine, Kaylin Hedges, Kim Crosby, Nick Varricchio, by Nikki Renée Daniels, Matt Densky, Amy Persons, Mary Stout. "Prologue & Kris Kringle," "Unwrap the Christmas Magic," "What Is So Merry 'bout Christmas," "What Is So Merry 'bout Christmas (Reprise)," "Beautiful," "Santa's Rulebook," "Something Wonderful in You," "Green Suede Shoes," "My North Star," "Skip Ba Doo," "Beautiful / My North Star (Reprise)," "Extraordinary," "Tonight We Will Roar," "The Kringle Curse," "Pathway Through," "Forgiveness," "Finale." Available as a CD at BroadwayRecords.com. Released 2/9/18.

Pat Suzuki: Complete Album Series
(Stage Door Records - new import 2 CDs)
Along with "Singles & Rarities 1958-1967," Pat Suzuki's (Flower Drum Song) back catalogue of solo recordings, the complete discography as a solo artist. All 50 tracks from four solo albums: "The Many Sides of Pat Suzuki" (1958), "Miss Pony Tail" (1958), "Broadway '59" (1959) and "Looking at You." Songs include: "From This Moment On" (cut from Out Of This World), "Just One of Those Things" (Jubilee), "Always True to You in My Fashion" (Kiss Me Kate), "Lazy Afternoon" (The Golden Apple), "The Song Is You" (Music In The Air), " Anything Goes," "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face" (My Fair Lady), "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" (Leave It To Me!), "The Lady Is a Tramp" (Babes in Arms), "I Enjoy Being a Girl" (Flower Drum Song), "Love Look Away" (Flower Drum Song), "Sunday" (Flower Drum Song), "Two Faces in the Dark" (Redhead), "Just for Once" (Redhead), "Tonight" (West Side Story), "On the Street Where You Live" (My Fair Lady), "The Party's Over" (Bells Are Ringing), "Just in Time" (Bells Are Ringing), "Not Like Me" (First Impressions), "I Feel Sorry for the Boy" (First Impressions), "Till There Was You" (The Music Man), "Small World" (Gypsy), "Cheek to Cheek" (Top Hat), and, from Flower Drum Song OBC album, "I Enjoy Being a Girl," and "Grant Avenue." Joint collaboration between Pat Suzuki and Stage Door Records. Also at StageDoorRecords.com. Released 4/21/18.


DIGITAL RECORDINGs Now Available:

Empanada Loca
(Audible Book and at iTunes)
Solo show by Aaron Mark originally produced by Labyrinth Theater Company in 2015. Starring Daphne Rubin-Vega. Recording produced by Aaron Mark and Daphne Rubin-Vega; directed by Aaron Mark; recorded by Andrew Hollander at Sugarbox Studios, NYC; edited by Aaron Gittleman; sound design by Ryan Rumery. Released 10/4/17.

Louise Dearman: For You, For Me digital album
(Big Hand Recordings - new mp3/at iTunes)
U.K. actress singer solo album. "A Piece of Sky," "City of Stars," "Easy as Life," "Burn," "Don't Forget Me," "I Will Never Leave You," "With You," "Beautiful," "She Used to Be Mine," "Time Heals Everything," "Who Will Love Me as I Am."


DVD/BLU-RAYs Now Available:

Les Girls Blu-ray
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1957 musical comedy film with a Cole Porter score. Starring Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall, Taina Elg. HD remaster. 114 minutes. Released 4/17/17.


BOOKs Now Available:

Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past
(Rutgers Univ Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Editor/contributors Renee C. Romano and Claire Bond Potter, with 12 other contributors. Brings together a collection of top scholars to explain the Hamilton phenomenon and explore what it might mean for our understanding of America's history, examining what the musical got right, what it got wrong, and why it matters. 396 pages. [Appears to be selling ahead of its release date.]

Whenever You're Ready: Nora Polley on Life as a Stratford Festival Stage Manager
(ECW Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Shawn DeSouza-Coelhoy. The career of Nora Polley, who — in her 52 years at the Stratford Festival — has learned from, worked with, and cared for some of the greatest directors, actors, stage managers, and productions in Canadian theatrical history. From her childhood forays into a theater her father, Victor, worked tirelessly to help maintain, to her unexpected apprenticeship and the equally unexpected 40 years of stage management. An immersive account of a life spent in service of the theater, told from the ground floor: where actors struggle with lines and anxieties, where directors lose themselves in the work, where the next season is always uncertain, and where Nora — a stage manager, a custodian, a confidante, a pillar, a rock — finds her rhythm, her patience, her perseverance, her love, her consistency, and her invisibility. 420 pages. [Appears to be selling ahead of its release date.]


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Mean Girls OBC
(Atlantic Records - new on CD)
Score by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin. Cast includes Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Grey Henson, Kerry Butler, Kyle Selig, Cheech Manohar, and Rick Younger. "A Cautionary Tale," "It Roars," "Where Do You Belong?," "Meet The Plastics," "Stupid With Love," "Apex Predator," "What's Wrong With Me?," "Sexy," "Someone Gets Hurt," "Revenge Party," "Fearless," "Stop," "Whose House Is This?," "More Is Better," "Someone Gets Hurt (Reprise)," "World Burn," "I'd Rather Be Me," "Do This Thing," "I See Stars." Digital format to be released May 18.

Sutton Foster: Take Me to the World
(Ghostlight Deluxe - new on CD & mp3 at Amazon)
Joined by Megan McGinnis, Darcie Roberts, Jodi Cotton, Johnna Tavianini, Elizabeth Truitt & Ball State Cabaret Class Female Singers. "Take Me to the World / Starting Here, Starting Now," "Everybody Says Don't / Yes," "I'm on My Way / On My Way," "If I Were a Bell / Singin' in the Rain," "I Got Love / Gimme Gimme," "Give Him the Ooh-La-La," "Stars and the Moon," "A Quiet Thing / Hush, Little Baby," "Room," "Old Friends / Bookends," "You Can Close Your Eyes," "It All Fades Away," "C'est Magnifique," "Every Time We Say Goodbye" (Bonus Track). Customers who pre-order the digital album will immediately receive the track "Stars and the Moon," with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Also at Ghostlight Records.




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