Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 5/15/18 (updated 5/18/18)

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2018: May 8, 1 | April 24, 17, 10, 3, March 27, 20, 13, 6 | February 27, 20, 13, 6 | January 30, 23, 16, 9, 2

2017 | 2016 | 2015


Mandy Patinkin: Diary: January 27, 2018
(Nonesuch Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
First in a series of musical installments from Mandy Patinkin and pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman). "I Have Found My Happiness," "Dayton, Ohio - 1903," "Living Without You," "My Mom," "Going to a Town," "Dreaming," "I Enjoy the Little Things," "To Be of Use," "Time Enough for Rocking," "Life's a Gas." Released 4/27/18.

Mean Girls OBC digital
(Atlantic Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin. Cast includes Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Grey Henson, Kerry Butler, Kyle Selig, Cheech Manohar, and Rick Younger. "A Cautionary Tale," "It Roars," "Where Do You Belong?," "Meet The Plastics," "Stupid With Love," "Apex Predator," "What's Wrong With Me?," "Sexy," "Someone Gets Hurt," "Revenge Party," "Fearless," "Stop," "Whose House Is This?," "More Is Better," "Someone Gets Hurt (Reprise)," "World Burn," "I'd Rather Be Me," "Do This Thing," "I See Stars." CD format to be released June 15.

BOOKs Now Available:

Come from Away A New Musical Piano/Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Twelve vocal arrangements with piano accompaniment from the score by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Includes: Blankets and Bedding," "Costume Party," "Finale," "I Am Here," "Me and the Sky," "Prayer," "Screech In," "Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere (38 Planes Reprise)," "Stop the World," "28 Hours," "Welcome to the Rock," "Wherever We Are."

Historic Theaters of New York's Capital District
(The History Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By John A. Miller. History of theaters in the Capital District around Albany, New York. 160 pages.

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Revised TCG Edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Caryl Churchill. Playing this spring at New York Theatre Workshop. 80 pages.


2018 Tony Award Season
(Broadway Records/Tony Award Productions - new on CD)
Each musical from the 2017-2018 season, including the 2018 Tony nominated musicals, have been invited to contribute a song to this new compilation album. A portion of the proceeds from the album will go to the American Theatre Wing and Broadway League’s arts educations initiatives. The cover art features a specially commissioned Tony season illustration by Justin “Squigs” Robertson. The packaging will include an essay by noted musical theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper as well as details about each show. Also at

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
(Capitol - new on CD)
Soundtrack for 2018 musical film featuring the songs of ABBA. Cast includes Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Andy García, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Cher, Meryl Streep. Track list to come.

Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration
(Varese Sarabande - new on CD/digitally)
The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra concert performance, under the direction of J. Ernest Green. Features pianist Kevin Cole and singers Grammy winner Sylvia McNair, Judy Harrison, and Doug LaBrecque and cellist Adrian Daurov. "The Way We Were," "A Chorus Line Concerto," "Dreamers," "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows," "The Swimmer," "Nothing," "A Mother's Voice," "The Entertainer and Pineapple Rag," "Nobody Does It Better," "They're Playing My Song," "I Cannot Hear the City," "That's How I Say Goodbye," "If You Really Knew Me," "Looking Through the Eyes of Love," "At the Fountain," "Suite from Sophie's Choice / If You Remember Me," "Marvin's Medley," "Bows ," "What I Did For Love."


Covering McKellen: An Understudy's Tale
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
By David Weston, understudy to Sir Ian McKellen in the Royal Shakespeare Company's King Lear. 300 pages.

Merrily We Roll Along (TCG Edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical, published again after over 20 years out of print. 120 pages.

Not Talking
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Mike Barlett, now in its first production at Arcola Theatre in London. 72 pages.


Added, no release date:

(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
2018 City Center cast recording of Lerner & Loewe score. Cast includes Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Wilson, Stephanie J. Block, Robert Fairchild. Encores! Orchestra led by Music Director Rob Berman. Album produced by Kurt Deutsch, Lawrence Manchester, Rob Berman and Emily Altman. Recorded 5/14-5/15. Expected Fall 2018.

Miss You Like Hell
(new album)
Public Theater cast recording of Quiara Alegría Hudes / Erin McKeown score.