Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 5/16/23

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LP Now Available:

Jeff Goldblum: Plays Well With Others
(new vinyl LP)
With The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. "A Baptist Beat," "Don't Fence Me in / Strollin'" (with Kelly Clarkson), "Moon River" (with Mattiel Brown), "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "I Wanna Be Around" (with Rodrigo Amarante), "Lazy Afternoon" (with Freda Payne). Digital EP released 3/24/23.

Digital Music Now Available:

Illegal: A New Musical
(new digital album)
Developmental cast recording of score by Skyler Chin and Sita Sunil. Cast includes Anna Stacy, Nicholas Leung, Subin Kara Ahn, Miguel Sutedjo, Skyler Chin, and Sita Sunil. 15 tracks. Released 5/12/23.

Sophie Sucks Face
(new digital album)
Original cast album for Sophie Zucker's one-woman musical. Produced by James Lambros a.k.a. Jimmy Lit. Played Soho Playhouse in November 2022. Released 5/10/23.

DVD/Blu-Ray Now Available:

All Wigged Out: The Musical
(Community Music, Inc. - new DVD)
2023 film directed by Tracy Walsh. Screenwriters Cathy Fink, Andy Offutt Irwin, and Marcy Marxer. Starring Marcy Marxer, Janet Cramer, Stacy McMichael. "Grammy-winner Marcy Marxer takes us on her journey through Breast Cancer and chemo enduced neuropathy, tempered by her wacky sense of humor and ability to make the personal universal. She triumphs with the love of her life, Cathy Fink."

Music to Be Released This Friday, May 19:

Kerry Ellis: Kings & Queens
(Westway Music - new on CD)
British singer/songwriter/actress Kelly Ellis (Wicked). "Kings & Queens," "Be Tender with Me Baby," "Battlefield" (with Sir Brian May), "I Will Find You," "Mean the World To Me" (with Newton Faulkner), "Big Wide World," "The Only One," "Fire & Rain," "Lemonade," "My All," "Love Wins," "Home Again." Recorded in LA and London. Produced by Mike Stevens. Released 5/12/23 in digital.

Joanie Pallatto Accidental Melody
(Southport Records - new on CD)
Thirteen new songs from singer-songwriter Joanie Pallatto. With guitarist and co-producer Fareed Haque, percussionist Eric Hines, Juan Pastor on cajon and percussion, the acoustic bass of John Christensen, and pianist Bradley Parker-Sparrow. Achy Obejas contributed liner notes, with graphic design by Al Brandtner.

Kimberly Akimbo
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
2022 original Broadway cast recording of score by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire. Victoria Clark, Steven Boyer, Justin Cooley, Alli Mauzey, Bonnie Milligan, Olivia Elease Hardy, Fernell Hogan, Michael Iskander, Nina White. "Skater Planet," "Hello, Darling," "Make a Wish," "Anagram," "Better," "Father Time," "Happy for Her," "This Time," "How to Wash a Check," "Good Kid," "Hello, Baby," "Skater Planet (Reprise)," "Our Disease," "The Inevitable Turn," "Now," "How to Wash a Check (Reprise)," "Before I Go," "Hello, Sister," "Great Adventure." CD booklet features complete lyrics, color photography and liner notes by Washington Post theater writer Peter Marks. Released earlier in digital format.

Matthew Scott: The Jesus Year a letter from my dad
(PS Classics - new on CD/digital)
Debut album. Expanded from the one-man show Matthew Scott has performed at Merkin Hall, O'Neill Center and at 54 Below, with newly expanded orchestrally, with arrangements written specifically for this recording by John Baxindine. Prologue: Oh, Very Young, "The World According to Snoopy," I Went Fishing With My Dad, 25 bullet points..., "Oh, Very Young," My mom and dad met when they were just kids..., "Our Day Will Come," My older brothers were popular..., "Captain Jack," I never got the whole birds and the bees speech..., "You're My Home," The 33rd year of life..., "There's Always Someone Cooler Than You," "Souvenir," A woman named Joan..., "Dreams Go By," Another family on the other end of New Jersey..., "When the Earth Stopped Turning," I feel balls..., "Calico Skies," "Children Will Listen." With music director Vadim Feichtner on piano.

Operation Mincemeat: A New Musical
(Sony - new on CD/2-LP vinyl)
New musical currently playing at London's Fortune Theatre. Book/music/lyrics by David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson & Zoë Roberts. Cast includes David Cumming, Claire-Marie Hall, Natasha Hodgson, Jak Malone, Zoë Roberts, Geri Allen, Christian Andrews, Seán Carey, and Holly Sumpton. Produced by Steve Sidwell. Released 5/12/23 in digital.

Newly Listed Recordings:

May 26:

Rodgers & Hammerstein South Pacific
(JAY Records - new digital album)
DigiMIX digital surround recording of score by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Cast includes Justino Diaz, Paige O'Hara, Shezwae Powell and Sean McDermott. Original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett. National Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Owen Edwards. 37 tracks.

June 18:

Fanny Brice: Rare and Unreleased Recordings, Curated by Chip Deffaa
(Garret Mountain Records - new on CD/digital)
Rare performances from Deffaa's personal collection, some never before released. Audio restoration by Scott Gordon. Graphic design by Frank Dain. 18 tracks.

June 30:

Say, Darling Deluxe Edition
(Stage Door Records - new 2-CD set)
Music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Original Broadway cast album newly remastered from stereo reel to reel tape, plus a selection of cover recordings including tracks by Peggy Lee, Dinah Shore, Blossom Dearie, Perry Como and Tony Martin. Detailed sleeve notes by George Dansker. Limited edition release of 500 units only.

June 2023, no date:

Other Lives: The Story Songs of Michael Colby
(JAY Records - new digital album)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording. 2022 Urban Stages Theater (Winter Rhythms) cast.

Newly Listed Books:

August 15:

August Wilson: A Life
(Simon & Schuster - new hardcover book/Kindle Edition)
Biography of August Wilson by Patti Hartigan, who interviewed Wilson many times before his death and traces his life from his childhood in Pittsburgh to Broadway. She also interviewed scores of friends, theater colleagues and family members, and conducted extensive research to tell the story of a writer who left an indelible imprint on American theater and opened the door for future playwrights of color. 592 pages.