Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 5/3/16 (updated 5/6/16)

Earlier recaps:

2016: April 26, 19, 12, 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:

Cyndi Lauper: Detour
(Rhino Records - new on CD/mp3/vinyl/iTunes)
Country-inspired album. "Funnel of Love," "Detour" (with Emmylou Harris), "Misty Blue," "Walkin' After Midnight," "Heartaches by the Number," "The End of the World," "Night Life" (with Willie Nelson), "Begging to You," "You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly" (with Vince Gill), "I Fall to Pieces," "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" (with Jewel), "Hard Candy Christmas" (with Alison Krauss).

Michael Longoria: Broadway Brick by Brick
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Debut solo album from Michael Longoria (Jersey Boys). "Home," "The Sound of Music," "Maria," "Music and the Mirror," "The Impossible Dream," "Corner of the Sky," "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Tell Me on a Sunday," "Being Alive," "Thank You for the Music," "Over the Rainbow." Music director and arranger John McDaniel. Orchestrations by Jesse Vargas. Produced by Jeffrey Lesser.

Songs From original cast
(new import CD/mp3/iTunes/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."

BOOKs Now Available:

The Critics Say...: 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future
(McFarland and Company - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Matt Windman. 277 pages.

Kill Floor
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Abe Koogler. Recently played at Lincoln Center LCT3. Paperback released April 4, 2016; Kindle to be released June 13, 2016. 88 pages.


Barbara Cook Sings Songs of Perfect Propriety by Dorothy Parker
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Barbara Cook's 1958 debut solo album, first time on CD. Song cycle of Dorothy Parker poems and verses set to music by opera and chamber music composer Seymour Barab. "Song of Perfect," "Now at Liberty," "Ultimatum ," "Renunciation," "Inventory," "Social Note," "A Very Short Song," "One Perfect Rose," "Wisdom," "Men," "Lullaby," "Comment," "Symptom Recital," "The False Friends," "Love Song," "Indian Summer," "Somebody's Song," "Song of One of the Girls," "Bric-A-Brac," "They Part," "Chant For Dark Hours," "The Choice," "The Trusting Heart," "Coda." Part of Stage Door Records' Collector's Series with retro style packaging in a limited edition of 500 copies. Also available directly from the UK at

Florence Foster Jenkins
(Universal/Decca/U.K. - new import CD)
Soundtrack for 2016 film starring Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins and Simon Helberg as Cosmé McMoon. "Florence Foster Jenkins," "When I Have Sung My Songs to You" (Meryl Streep), "Socialite," "Bribing," "Adele's Laughing Song" (Streep, Simon Helberg), "Florence & Whitey," "Take It Easy" (Fats Waller), "Delibes: The Bell Song" (Aida Garifullina), "Delibes: The Bell Song" (Streep, Helberg), "McMoon," "Sing Madame Florence," "Chopin Prelude in E Minor" (Helberg), "Charlie's Prelude" (John Kirby), "Bedtime," "For Toscanini," "Mozart: Queen of the Night's Aria" (Streep, Helberg), "On Radio," "Going to Kathleen's," "St Clair's Blues," "The Post," "Carnegie Hall," "The Audience," "After Reading," "Like a Bird" (Streep, Helberg), "I Think I Am Going to Read," "For the Love of Music," "Brahms: Wiegenlied" (Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bengt Forsberg), "Valse Caressante" (Streep, Helberg).

Tuck Everlasting OBC
(DMI Soundtracks - new on CD)
Cast recording of Chris Miller/Nathan Tysen score. Carolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Michael Park, Terrence Mann, Fred Applegate, Robert Lenzi, Michael Wartella, Valerie Wright, Pippa Pearthree.

Waitress OBC
(DMI Soundtracks - new on CD)
Score by Sara Bareilles. Jessie Mueller, Drew Gehling, Eric Anderson, Nick Cordero, Christopher Fitzgerald, Dakin Matthews, Keala Settle. "What’s Inside," "Opening Up," "The Negative," "What Baking Can Do," "When He Sees Me," "It Only Takes a Taste," "You Will Still Be Mine," "A Soft Place To Land," "Never Ever Getting Rid of Me," "Bad Idea," "I Didn’t Plan It," "Bad Idea” (Reprise), "You Matter To Me," "I Love You Like a Table," "Take It From an Old Man," "She Used to Be Mine," "Everything Changes," "Opening Up" (Finale).


Elegy by Nick Paine
(Faber & Faber - new Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
New play debuted at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in April 2016.

Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland
(Chicago Review Press - Hardcover Book)
By Sid Luft, Judy Garland's third husband. Afterword by Randy L. Schmidt. " Previously unpublished, and only recently found, Sid Luft’s intimate autobiography tells their story." 448 pages.

Show and Tell: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes
(Oxford Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Ken Bloom. Structured as a tour through the life of a show, with stories about conception and writing followed by tales of casting, out-of-town runs, previews, and critical and audience reception. A celebration of Broadway's biggest smashes and most regrettable train wrecks, an anthology of the onstage and offstage drama that makes live theatre the liveliest of the performing arts. 304 pages.

Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Biography by David Kaufman. 432 pages.


Added to May 11:

A Little Single
(Yellow Sound Label - digital album)
Songs by Lance Horne and Drew Brody. Lance Horne's "The Grindr Song" and "A Little Single," Drew Brody's "Do You Think We Can Dance Now," and "Saying No to Love," and their collaboration, "Wingman."