Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 4/28/15

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Earlier recaps:

April 21, 14, 7 | March 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | February 24, 17, 10, 3 | January 27, 20, 13, 6, 2015

Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.

CDs Now Available:

Josh Groban: Stages (Deluxe Version)
(Reprise - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Pure Imagination," "What I Did For Love," "Bring Him Home," "Le Temps Des Cathédrales," "All I Ask Of You" (Kelly Clarkson), "Try To Remember," "Over The Rainbow," "Children Will Listen / Not While I'm Around," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Old Devil Moon" (with Chris Botti), "Finishing The Hat," "If I Loved You" (with Audra McDonald), "Anthem," "Gold Can Turn To Sand" [bonus track], "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables" [bonus track]. Produced Humberto Gatica and Bernie Herms. Target and other outlets may offer different track lists.

Julie Andrews Don't Go in the Lion's Cage Tonight / Broadway's Fair Julie
(import CD)
Two 1962 Columbia albums: Don't Go in the Lion's Cage Tonight of music hall and vaudeville songs; Broadway's Fair Julie with showtunes, accompanied by Henri René & His Orchestra; plus three songs from The Boyfriend; and "Wouldn't IT Be Loverly?" "I Don't Care," "The Honeysuckle and the Bee," "Mother Was a Lady and If Jack Were Only Here," "Who Threw the Overalls in Mistress Murphy's Chowder," "Everybody's Doin' It Now," "Waiting At the Church," "Don't Go in the Lion's Cage Tonight," "Burlington Bertie from Bow," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "By the Light of the Silvery Moon," "Smarty," "She Is More To Be Pitied Than Censured," "Looking For a Boy," "How Long Has This Been Going On," "I Feel Pretty," "A Sleepin' Bee," "Baubles, Bangles and Beads," "How Are Things in Glocca Morra," "A Little Bit in Love," "This Is New," "A Fellow Needs a Girl," "How Can I Wait," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "If Love Were All," "The Boyfriend," "I Could Be Happy with You," "A Room in Bloomsbury," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?."

Life of an Actress Soundtrack
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Soundtrack from 2014 film. Orfeh, Taylor Louderman, Allison Case, Bart Shatto, Xavier Cano, Richard H. Blake. Score by Paul Chau. "Go On," "American Dream," "He Wants to be An Accountant," "One Place," "I Wish I Was SAG," "When I am Dancing (Part 1)," "When I am Dancing (Part 2)," "Not Six Foot Tall (Part 1)," "Not Six Foot Tall (Part 2)," "Talent and Determination," "They Love Me," "Can You See Me," "Trying Again (Part 1)," "Trying Again (Part 2)," "Talk to Me," "Can You See Me (Part 2)," "Go On (Reprise)," "Can You See Me (Hannah's Reprise)," "Can You See Me (Charlie's Reprise)," "The Life of an Actress," "Coming Back To You."


Once in My Life: Annette Yeo
(digital album on mp3/iTunes)
Debut album from West End performer (Mamma Mia, City of Angels, Passion). With Ian McLarnon and Luisa Bradshaw-White. "Blue Skies," "With Every Breath I Take," "How Deep Is The Ocean/So In Love," "No More / Children Will Listen," "Slipping Through My Fingers," "Loving You," "Losing My Mind," "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?," "Walking on Broken Glass," "For Once In My Life."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Masterpiece: Wolf Hall
(PBS - new on 3 DVDs)
Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis star in the six-hour miniseries adapted from Hilary Mantel's fictionalised biography documenting the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell "Wolf Hall" and its sequel "Bring Up the Bodies." With Claire Foy, Bernard Hill, Anton Lesser, Mark Gatiss, Joanne Whalley, and Jonathan Pryce. To air Sundays, April 5 - May 10, 2015. 360 minutes.

Romeo and Juliet
(Inception Media Group - new on DVD)
2014 film adaptation of 2013 Broadway production. Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, Brent Carver, Chuck Cooper, Justin Guarini, Jayne Houdyshell, Christian Camargo. Directed by David Leveaux. 135 minutes.

BOOKs Now Available:

Music Direction for the Stage: A View from the Podium
(Oxford Univ Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Joseph Church. Practical discussion of a music director's methods of analyzing, learning, and practicing a score, thoroughly illustrated by examples from the repertoire. Describes how a music director can effectively approach dramatic and choreographic rehearsals, including key tips on cueing music to dialogue and staging, determining incidental music and underscoring, making musical adjustments and revisions in rehearsal, and adjusting style and tempo to performers' needs. A key theme is effective collaboration with other professionals. Includes a look at music direction as a career. Released February 2015.

You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
By Andy Propst. Takes readers into the world and work of Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning composer/performer Cy Coleman: his days as a child prodigy in the 1930s, his time as a hot jazz pianist and early television celebrity in the 1950s, and his life as one of Broadway's preeminent composers. This first-time biography of Coleman has been written with the full cooperation of his estate, and it is filled with previously unknown details about his body of work. Interviews with colleagues and friends, including Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Ken Howard, Michele Lee, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Hal Prince, Chita Rivera, and Tommy Tune, provide insight into Coleman's personality and career. 400 pages.


Date With Eydie Gorme
(Sepia Records - new on CD)

Details to come.

Dick Hyman: House of Pianos
(Arbors Records - new on CD)
Jazz piano legend Dick Hyman performs live on a vintage 1914 piano at Farley's House of Pianos in Madison, Wisconsin. "Send In the Clowns," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Yesterdays," "Blue Monk," "Ugly Beauty," "Beat the Clock Theme," "All the Things You Are," "Theme from The Purple Rose of Cairo," "Misterioso," "Take the A Train."

Fiddler on the Roof London cast
(Allegro - on CD)
Re-release of 2007 London revival cast recording. Henry Goodman, Beverley Klein.

Gigi Broadway revival cast recording
(DMI Records - new on CD)
Lerner and Loewe score. Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Clark, Corey Cott, Dee Hoty, Howard McGillin, Steffanie Leigh.

The King and I new Broadway revival cast
(Decca/Broadway - new on CD)
Lincoln Center cast recording of Rodgers and Hammerstein score. Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles, Ashley Park, Conrad Ricamora. Recording April 20, 2015. Currently pre-ordering at

Marin Mazzie: Make Your Own Kind of Music - Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon)
Live recording. "Come on-a My House," "That's All," "Tenderly," "Begin the Beguine," ""Boilvin Bedroom"," "I Think I Love You," ""1972"," "Make Your Own Kind of Music," ""My Music"," "Anyone Who Had a Heart," "Midnight at the Oasis," "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be," "Son of a Preacher Man," "Evergreen," ""National Ave."," "Weekend In New England," "Our House," "I'm a Believer." produced by Aaron Ankrum and Executive Produced by Van Dean. Also pre-ordering at

Something Rotten! OBC
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Wayne Kirkpatrick/Karey Kirkpatrick score. Cast includes Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, Brooks Ashmanskas, Peter Bartlett, Heidi Blickenstaff, John Cariani, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders. Currently pre-ordering at

The Visit OBC
(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new on CD at Amazon)
Kander and Ebb score. Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, Jason Danieley, David Garrison, Mary Beth Peil, George Abud, Matthew Deming, Diana Dimarzio, Rick Holmes, Tom Nelis, Newcomer, Aaron Ramey, John Riddle, Elena Shaddow, Timothy Shew, and Michelle Veintimilla. Produced by Michael Croiter. Recording date 4/27/15. Also pre-ordering for $12.99 at


Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
(new Hardcover Book)
Coffee table collection of previously unseen images by photographer Julian Abrams capturing the world of The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable and its inhabitants. Punchdrunk's largest show to date. 130 full-color photographs. Limited first edition. Expected to be released in June 2015. Pre-ordering at