Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 6/23/20 (updated 6/26/20)

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Please note that scheduling changes due to the coronavirus pandemic are being made as soon as we are aware of them. But there may be further changes in release dates in the future, as things play out.

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Earlier recaps:

2020: June 16, 9, 2 | May 26, 19, 12, 5 | April 28, 21, 14, 7 | March 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | February 25, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Artists in Residence
(Broadway Records - new album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original songs, including new works by Alan Menken, David Zippel, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, as well as multiple award-winning theatre writers Todd Almond, Sean Barry and Jenny Giering, Carmel Dean, Andrew Gerle, Adam Gwon, Peter Mills, Ryan Scott Oliver, Eric Price and Will Reynolds, Ben Wexler, Jake Wildhorn, and David and Joseph Zellnik. Victoria Clark, Santino Fontana, Rachel Bay Jones, Patina Miller, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Laura Osnes, Victoria Huston-Elem, Amber Gray, Christiane Noll, Lauren Ward, Harolyn Blackwell. All tracks will be the products of collaborations and recordings done from the artists' homes. To benefit the Actors Fund and the Dramatists Guild.

Judy Garland: The Best of Lost Tracks 2: 1936-1967
(JSP Records - on CD)
Compilation. Along with material collated from the previous Lost Tracks box sets, there is the previously unknown 1938 "You Couldn't Be Cuter."

Our Table: A New Musical
(Broadway Records - new album on mp3/at iTunes)
Score by David Shire and Adam Gopnik. Recorded live, with songs and dialogue, at Feinstein's/54 Below with Melissa Errico, Constantine Maroulis, Juliette McEnroe, Andy Taylor, Tyler Jones, Analise Scarpaci, and Mark Nelson (plus a recording of a song from the score, "Lucky," that was not included in the concert presentation, sung by Liz Callaway and Alice Ripley). Music director: Deniz Cordell. Concert based on original production at Long Wharf Theater. Released 6/19/20.

Robbie Rozelle: Songs from Inside My Locker
(Broadway Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Recorded February 23 and March 1, 2019 at Feinstein's/54 Below. Written by Robbie Rozelle. Musical direction and arrangements by Josh D. Smith. Six-piece band The Two Drink Minimum. Special guests include Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels) and Maya Days (Aida). "Let's Misbehave," Kim at the top of Miss Saigon..., "If I Only Had a Brain," A ballad k-hole..., "Little Girls / Captain Hook's Tango," My two dads..., "Charles Nelson Reilly / Paul Lynde Medley The Kid," My very first boyfriend ever..., "First Penis I Saw," They just decided it's Spring..., "In Hell's Kitchen," There are so many roles I never got to play..., "The Aged-Out Medley," Comedy comes in threes..., "A Step Too Far (with Bonnie Milligan and Maya Days)," Everyone has mantras..., "I Have Found Tomorrow / Here Comes the Sun," I'm an accidental performer..., "Change in Me," A Hefty bag covered in KY..., "Jam Tomorrow." Produced by Michael J Moritz Jr.

BLU-RAY/DVDs Now Available:

Hans Christian Andersen
(Warner Archive - new blu-ray)
1952 musical film starring Danny Kaye. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Directed by Charles Vidor.

Strike Up the Band
(Warner Archives - new blu-ray)
1940 musical film from MGM starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. 100 minutes.


Girl Crazy
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1943 musical film based on the stage musical. Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin. Directed by Busby Berkeley and Norman Taurog. Starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. 99 minutes.

Lost Broadway & More Volume 8
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
"Musical Theatre's Under-the-Radar Forget-Me-Nots." Includes songs/cut songs from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, All in Love, The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N, The Gay Life, Grand Terrace Revue, 5th Edition, I’m Solomon, Jackpot, Jennie, Laugh a Little, Cry a Little, Something’S Afoot, Three’s a Crowd, A Wonderful Life. Performers include Meg Bussert, Chuck Cooper, Sheldon Harnick, Tom Hewitt, Richard Kind, Anna Menken, Barbara Minkus, Brooke Moriber, Jill Paice, Michelle Ragusa, Gary Stevens, Jack Urbont, Bill Weeden. 22 tracks. Lost Broadway and More 7 released 2/28/20.


Added to August 10:

Dolores Gray: The Decca Singles 1953-1955
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Broadway and West End performer. Compilation of all Dolores Gray's single releases for the Decca label issued between 1953 and 1955. Most tracks making their debut on CD. The 24 tracks include: "Big Mamou" and "Kaw-Liga"; pop cover versions of songs from By the Beautiful Sea, The Girl in Pink Tights and Silk Stockings; "The Call of the Far-Away Hills" from the 1953 Western film Shane; songs she recorded for the Decca album of There's No Business Like Show Business. Limited edition release of 500 units.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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