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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 5/7/13

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 30, 23, 16, 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:

Elephant Steps: A Fearful Radio Show
(new on CD/digital)
Score by Stanley Silverman and Richard Foreman. Rose Taylor, Albertine Robinson, June Magruder, Jane Gunter. Conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas. In stereo. Available exclusively on, then on demand at ArkivMusic and at digital outlets beginning June 4.

Nunsense: 30th Anniversary Cast
(new on CD/mp3)
New official cast recording. Score by Dan Goggin. Mary Stout, Bambi Jones, Jeanne Tinker, Christine Mild and Stephanie Wahl. Conductor Leo P. Carusone with orchestrations by Michael Rice and David Nyberg. Recorded at Kaliedoscope Sound in Union City, New Jersey Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby.

Show Boat
(Varese Sarabande - new on CD)
Reissue of 1959 studio recording of featuring Shirley Bassey, Dora Bryan, Isabelle Lucas, Don McKay, Inia Te Wiata, Marlys Watters, Geoffrey Webb, The Williams Singers. Michael Collins and his Orchestra. Overture," "Make Believe," "Ol' Man River," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Life Upon the Wicked Stage," "You are Love," "I Might Fall Back on You," "Why Do I Love You," "I Still Suits Me," "Bill," "Finale."


Cinderella OBC Digital Release
(Ghostlight - new mp3/iTunes)
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 Amazon and at Ghostlight for May shipment.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Barrymore [Blu-ray]
(Image Entertainment - new Blu-Ray/DVD)
2011 film adapted from 2011 Elgin Theatre, Toronto, production. Christopher Plummer as John Barrymore, John Plumpis. Based on William Luce play.

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
(Acorn Media - new on DVD)
2013 PBS Great Performances show. Examines the phenomenon that "the songs of the Broadway musical were created almost exclusively by Jewish Americans." Narrated by Joel Grey. Interviews with Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Andrew Lippa, Stephen Schwartz, Phyllis Newman, Charles Strouse, Harold Prince, Maury Yeston, Mary Rodgers Guettel, Ernie Harburg, Marc Shaiman, David Shire, Stephen Sondheim, Mel Brooks, Stephen Schwartz and many others. Footage includes performances by David Hyde Pierce, Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara, Zero Mostel, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Nathan Lane, Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, Barbra Streisand, Joel Grey, Dick Van Dyke, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. Unclear whether or not this will include the bonus disc that PBS is including: additional interview clips and performances (3 hours); 16-page viewer's guide featuring reflections on Jewish Broadway, with an introduction by Executive Producer Barbara Brilliant; and a biography of narrator Joel Grey.

A Fine Romance Complete Collection
(Acorn Media - DVD set)
19802 British comedy starring real-life couple Dame Judi Dench and Michael Williams. Production notes from writer Bob Larbey.

Jesus Christ Superstar
(Universal Studios - new Blu-Ray)
1973 film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical. Directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, Bob Bingham.

BOOKs Now Available:

13 More by Shanley
(Opus Books - Paperback Book)
New collection of plays by John Patrick Shanley: Doubt, Four Dogs and a Bone, Defiance, Storefront Church, Where's My Money?, Sailor's Song, Tennessee, Last Night in The Garden I Saw You, plus five one-act plays. 354 pages.

I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers
(Oberon Books - Paperback/Kindle)
New play by Josh Logan about talent agent Sue Mengers. Currently on Broadway starring Bette Midler.


Bing Crosby: In The Hall
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3)
Thirty songs, digitally remastered, originally broadcast "live" 1937 - 1946 on NBC radio show "The Kraft Music Hall." Full versions of songs Crosby never recorded commercially. "Josephine," "Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon," "One Song," "The Umbrella Man," "Penny Serenade," "I Get Along Without You Very Well," "Honolulu ," "You're the Only Star In My Blue Heaven," "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now ," "Scatter-Brain," "Looking at The World Through Rose-Coloured Glasses," "(Back Home Again In) Indiana," "I Thought About You," "Ma! (She's Making Eyes at Me)," "Angel in Disguise," "Let's Be Buddies," "Because of You," "Everything Happens to Me," "I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time," "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To," "Hit the Road to Dreamland," "I've Got Sixpence," "How Sweet You Are," "The Surrey With The Fringe on Top," "Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night In The Week)," "Magic Is The Moonlight," "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time," "It Might as Well Be Spring," "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief," "G'bye Now."

Clownaround Original cast
(new on CD)
Moose Charlap/Alvin Cooperman score. First time on CD; first time available in over 40 years. Ruth Buzzi. To be available exclusively on on June 4, then on demand at ArkivMusic and at digital outlets beginning July 2.

King Lear
(Kultur Video - on DVD)
1999 film starring Brian Blessed, with Hildegard Neil, Jason Riddington. Blessed co-directed, with Tony Rotherham.

Marvin Gaye: Hello Broadway
(Uni/Motown - mp3)
1964 album in digital form. "Hello Broadway," "People," "The Party's Over," "On The Street Where You LIve," "What Kind Of Fool Am I," "My Kind Of Town," "The Days Of Wine And Roses," "This Is The Life," "My Way," "Hello Dolly," "Walk On The Wild Side."

The Nunsense Collection
(Standing Room Only - 4 DVDs)
Nunsense, Nunsense 2: The Sequel, Nunsense 3: The Jamboree, NuncrackersRue McClanahan, Vicki Lawrence, John Ritter.

Sistas: The Musical
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD)
Musical filmed live. Jennifer Fouche, Tracey Conyer Lee, April Nixon, Amy Goldberger, Lexi Rhaodes

This Fling Called Love: Eileen Farrell with Percy Faith & His Orchestra
(Sepia - new on CD/mp3)
On CD for the first time. Album of standards. Also included: nine bonus track from the album Together With Love with Farrell accompanied by Andre Previn on the piano. "Hello, Young Lovers ," "My Romance," "In the Still of the Night," "Stormy Weather," "Out of This World," "I Never Has Seen Snow," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Where or When," "The April Age," "The Party's Over," "The Faraway Part of Town," "Can't Help Lovin' That Man," "But Not for Me," "Spring Is Here," "Everywhere I Look," "By Myself," "Just For Now," "Where I Wonder ," "The Morning After," "Be My All," "Love Is Here To Stay."


Murder at the School Musical - An Adriana Hofstetter Mystery
(Author House - Hardcover Book)
By Bruce Kimmel. Pre-ordering at


Added 5/28/13:

This Time: Lindsay Mendez and Marco Paguia
(new on CD)
Lindsay Mendez (Dogfight) vocals, Marco Paguia (Peter and the Starcatcher) on piano. Reimagined pop songs accompanied by a jazz piano trio. Pete Donovan on bass, Tommy crane on drums. "Them Changes," "Us," "No One," "Washing of the Water," "Fast As You Can," "Money," "Eleanor Rigby," "Lilac Wine," "A Case of You," "Freedom of the Road," "Sittin' in the Middle."