Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 5/14/24

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Books Now Available:

Becky Nurse of Salem: A Contemporary Comedy About a Historical Tragedy
(Theatre Communications Group - new Paperback Book)
Play by Sarah Ruhl. Played at Lincoln Center Theater in the fall of 2022. 112 pages.

FREE: Words on Music by a Hi-Def Critic in an MP3 World
(Bear Manor Media - Hardcover Book/Paperback)
By Lawrence Schulman ("Garland: That’s Beyond Entertainment – Reflections on Judy Garland"). Foreword by Tish Oney. Afterword by Manuel Betancourt. Schulman's writings between 2000 and 2024, on a whole host of artists and authors, including Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Mildred Bailey, Patsy Cline, Bernard Herrmann, among others. 540 pages.

Music to Be Released This Friday:

Days of Wine and Roses
(Nonesuch - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway (and Broadway) cast recording of score by Adam Guettel (book by Craig Lucas). Sharon Catherine Brown, Bill English, Olivia Hernandez, Brian d'Arcy James, Byron Jennings, David Jennings, Ted Koch, Ella Dane Morgan, Kelli O'Hara. "There Go I," "Evanesce," "Sammen I Himmeln," "As The Water Loves The Stone," "Are You Blue," "Underdeath," "First Breath," "435," "Morton Salt Girl," "Forgiveness," "Turlycue," "Forgiveness (Reprise)," "Lila Hangs The Moon," "There Go I (Reprise)." Recorded week of 7/24/23. Digital released 12/15/23.

Gutenberg! The Musical!
(Center Stage Records/Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
OBC recording of score by Scott Brown (music/lyrics) and Anthony King (lyrics). Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells. Recorded 1/29/24. Arrangements, and orchestrations are by T.O. Sterrett. Produced and mixed by Michael Croiter. Digital released 5/3/24

Here We Are
(Concord Theatricals Recordings - on CD/digital)
Score by Stephen Sondheim (book by David Ives). Cast includes Francois Battiste, Tracie Bennett, Bobby Cannavale, Micaela Diamond, Amber Gray, Jin Ha, Rachel Bay Jones, Denis O'Hare, Steven Pasquale, David Hyde Pierce, and Jeremy Shamos. "Exit Music" now available. Recorded week of January 10, 2024. Produced by Sean Patrick Flahaven and Bill Rosenfield. 2-LP, 180g baby blue vinyl due on September 6.

Pulman & Stilgoe: A Couple of Swells
(new digital album)
Based on Liza Pulman and Joe Stilgoe's live act. "Steppin' Out With My Baby," "Harmony," "People Will Say We're in Love/If I Loved You," "That Was Then," "I Had Myself a True Love," "Mountain Greenery," "Close Your Eyes," "The Folks Who Live On the Hill," "Their Hearts Were Full of Spring," "Some Other Time."

Water for Elephants
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)
OBC recording of score by PigPen Theatre Co. (book by Rick Elice). Two singles, "Wild" and "Silver Stars," now available. Cast includes Grant Gustin, Isabelle McCalla, Gregg Edelman, Paul Alexander Nolan, Stan Brown, Joe De Paul, Sara Gettelfinger, and Wade McCollum. Produced by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Ian Kagey. "Anywhere/Another Train," "The Road Don't Make You Young," "Easy," "The Lion Has Got No Teeth," "I Choose The Ride," "Ode To An Elephant," "Just Our Luck," "I Shouldn't Be Surprised," "Silver Stars," "The Grand Spec," "Funny Angel," "Zostan," "Squeaky Wheel," "You've Got Nothing, Pt. 1," "You've Got Nothing, Pt. 2," "What Do You Do?," "Wild," "Go Home," "Finale (I Choose The Ride)."

Newly Listed Recordings:

Expected Fall 2024:

I Can Get It for You Wholesale
(Concord - new album)
2024 Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Harold Rome (book by Jerome Weidman). Santino Fontana, Adam Chanler-Berat, Eddie Cooper, Victor de Paula Rocha, Adam Grupper, Darron Hayes, Greg Hildreth, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Judy Kuhn, Julia Lester, Hayley Podschun, Sarah Steele, Joy Woods, Ephie Aardema, Jennifer Babiak, Billy Cohen, and John Plumpis. Arrangements by David Chase. Expected Fall 2024.

Newly Listed Books:

June 7:

Rarities from the Hollywood Studios 1933-1958
(Sepia Records - new on 2 CDs)
Previously unavailable tracks taken from studio playback and movie exploitation discs or alternative versions from 1933 to 1958, spanning 25 years of Bing Crosby's career. 30 tracks.