Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 5/7/19 (updated 5/10/19)

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Earlier recaps:

2019: April 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | March 26, 19, 12 | 5 | February 26, 19, 12, 5 | January 29, 22, 15, 8

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

CDs Now Available:

Alfred Drake: Lucky To Be Me - A Life in Music
(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
Deluxe 2-CD set, which includes an entire disc of "Demos, Live Performances and Rarities" culled from Drake's own private archive of recordings. Compiled with the assistance of Broadway historian and Alfred Drake archivist George Dansker Includes songs from Oklahoma!, Kiss Me, Kate, Kismet and Carousel; 1940 Metropolitan Opera audition and demos recorded for the Broadway musicals The Liar and Courtin' Time. Amazon link includes track list. 51 tracks. Also at Released 5/3/19.

The Cher Show OBC
(Warner Bros. Records - new on CD)
Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Micaela Diamond, Jarrod Spector, Michael Berresse, Michael Campayno, Matthew Hydzik, Emily Skinner. "If I Could Turn Back Time," "Half-Breed," "The Shoop Shoop Song," "I Got You Babe," "When the Money's Gone - All Or Nothing," "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do," "Living in a House Divided," "Bang Bang," "Believe," "Song For the Lonely," "All I Ever Need is You," "Heart of Stone," "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves," "Midnight Rider - Ramblin' Man," "Just Like Jesse James," "Dark Lady," "Strong Enough," "The Way Of Love," "The Beat Goes On," "I Found Someone," "You Haven't Seen The Last of Me," "Finale." Released digitally April 12 on mp3/at iTunes.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Prom vocal selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
15 songs from the new Broadway musical score by Matthew Sklar (music) and Chad Beguelin (lyrics). "The Acceptance Song," "Alyssa Greene," "Barry Is Going to Prom," "Changing Lives," "Dance with You," "It's Not About Me," "It's Time to Dance," "Just Breathe," "The Lady's Improving," "Love Thy Neighbor," "Tonight Belongs to You," "Unruly Heart," "We Look to You," "You Happened," "Zazz."


Ben Bagley's George Gershwin Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Remastered Material from such shows as La La Lucille, Sweet Little Devil, Niceties of 1923, Tell Me More, and other such obscurities. Barbara Cook, Anthony Perkins, Bobby Short, and Elaine Stritch. Musical direction and arrangements by Norman Paris. Bonus material: first recording of Gershwin's Concerto in F, in its original Ferde Grofe orchestration, recorded in 1928 by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra with Roy Bargy on piano. Harvey Schmidt artwork. Limited edition of 500 copies. To ship by the second week in June. At

Ben Bagley's Noel Coward Revisited
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Remastered. Laurence Harvey, Hermione Gingold, Nancy Andrews, Edward Earle, and Dorothy Loudon. Harvey Schmidt artwork. Limited edition of 500 copies. To ship by the second week in June. At


Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak's Designs for Opera and Ballet
(Prestel - Hardcover Book)
By Christopher Mattaliano. Rachel Federman, editor. With contributors Liam Doona and Avi Steinberg. Nearly one hundred and fifty drawings from among the more than nine hundred in the Morgan Library & Museum's collection, including preliminary sketches, storyboards, finished watercolors, and painted dioramas from Sendak's design work for opera and ballet (among them Mozart's Magic Flute, Janácek's Cunning Little Vixen, Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, and an opera composed by Oliver Knussen based on Where the Wild Things Are). The essays discuss the importance of music and movement to Sendak, the artworks that inspired his stage designs, and the historical and biographical contexts that formed them. 2018 pages.

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
(Hachette Books - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook)
By Julie Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton. Follow-up to her first memoir, Home. Andrews continues with her arrival in Hollywood, sharing personal experiences and reflections on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Victor/Victoria, and many others, describing her years in the film industry and her personal life, from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. 320 pages.