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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 7/2/13

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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Earlier recaps:

June 18, 11, 4 | May 28, 21, 14, 7 | April 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | March 26, 19, 12, 5 | February 26, 19, 12, 5; January 29, 22, 15, 8, 1

CDs Now Available:

Andrew Perry: Unexpressed
(new on CD/mp3)
Australian singer/actor (Dusty —The Original Pop Diva original cast). "If," "Kiss the Air," "Burn for You," "The Boat Song," "Unexpressed," "Smile / Tomorrow," "How Did You Know," "Sailing," "At This Moment," "King of the World." Clips, tracks and album available at CDBaby.

Music You Will Love Vol. 1 - Music to Drive By
(new on CD/mp3)
Arranged and performed by Stan West on piano. "All the Things You Are," "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square," "You Were Meant for Me/Singing in the Rain," "My One and Only Love," "Where or When/East of the Sun," "Love Look Away," "Lovely Way to Spend an Evening/You're Sensational," "What a Wonderful World," "Use Your Imagination," "I'll Buy You a Star," "Moon River/When You Wish Upon a Star/Someday My Prince Will Come," "The Way You Look Tonight," "I Know Why and so Do You (Sun Valley Serenade)," "Night and Day," "Over the Rainbow," "Till There Was You," "New York, New York/One/It Had to Be You." Clips, tracks and album at CDBaby.

Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson OBC Recording
(Shout Factory - new on CD)
Recorded February 1. Cast includes Carolee Carmello, Candy Buckley, Edward Watts, Roz Ryan, Andrew Samonsky, Nick Cartell, Joseph Dellger, Erica Dorfler, Carlos L. Encinias, Hannah Florence, Corey Greenan, Benjamin Howes, Karen Hyland, Elizabeth Ward Land, Alison Luff, Jess Nager, Sam Strasfeld, Betsy Struxness, Billie Wildrick, Dan'yelle Williamson, Matt Wolfe and George Hearn. 22 tracks listed at Amazon. Previously released on mp3 and at iTunes

Passion New Off Broadway cast
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs/iTunes)
2013 Classic Stage Company cast recording of Stephen Sondheim score. Melissa Errico, Judy Kuhn, Ryan Silverman, Stephen Bogardus, Jeffry Denman. Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Produced by Tommy Krasker. Also pre-ordering for early shipping at PS Classics.


The Last Smoker in America Original Cast
(Yellow Sound Label - new mp3/iTunes)
Peter Melnick and Bill Russell score. John Bolton, Farah Alvin, Natalie Venetia Belcon, Jake Boyd.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

King Lear
(Kultur Video - on DVD)
1999 film starring Brian Blessed, with Hildegard Neil, Jason Riddington. Blessed co-directed, with Tony Rotherham.

The Nunsense Collection
(Standing Room Only - 4 DVDs)
Nunsense, Nunsense 2: The Sequel, Nunsense 3: The Jamboree, NuncrackersRue McClanahan, Vicki Lawrence, John Ritter. Also available separately: Nunsense & Nunsense 2: The Sequel starring Rue McClanahan, Nunsense 3: The Jamboree with Vicki Lawrence

The Producers (Collector's Edition)
(Shout! Factory - new Blu-Ray/DVD)
1968 Mel Brooks film featuring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Best American Short Plays: 2011--2012
(Applause Books - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
William W. Demastes, editor. Slated to include works by John Guare, Neil Labute, and A. R. Gurney, and others. 384 pages.

Late Life Jazz: The Life and Career of Rosemary Clooney
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Ken Crossland and Malcom Macfarlane. The unsung story of the legendary singer/actress, from interviews with family members, managers, promoters, and the musicians who worked with her, as well as newspaper articles and reviews.

Noël Coward's Brief Encounter Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice (Modern Plays)
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Emma Rice (Artistic Director of Kneehigh Theatre Company) adaptation. Presented on Broadway in 2010. 60 pages.


La Cage aux Folles Special Edition
(Criterion Collection - new on Blu-Ray)
1979 French film starring Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault. New 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition; new interview with director Edouard Molinaro; archival footage featuring actor Michel Serrault and Jean Poiret, writer and star of the original stage production; new interview with Laurence Senelick; French and U.S. trailers; new English subtitle translation; booklet featuring an essay by critic David Ehrenstein; and more.

(20th Century Fox - new on Blu-Ray; 2 discs)
1933 Oscar-winning film based on Noël Coward play.

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook
(Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs/DVD/Blu-Ray)
January 28, 2013, concert of healing for the Newtown community where composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway came together with over 300 students from several Newtown dance groups, the Sandy Hook School 3rd and 4th grades and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir. Brian Stokes Mitchell, Linda Eder, Micky Dolenz, Michael Cerveris, Christine Ebersole, Nikki Blonsky, Robin de Jesus, Philip Boykin, Richard Kind, Mary Testa, Capathia Jenkins, Janet Metz, cast members from Million Dollar Quartet and Sister Act, Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman, Frank Wildhorn, and select Muppets and cast members of "Sesame Street." All items pre-ordering at 100% of the profits go to the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live Arena Tour
(new on Blu-Ray)
UK arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber/ Tim Rice musical, shown in theaters. Ben Forster, Tim Minchin and Melanie Chisholm. U.S. release.

Seven Come Eleven - A Gaming Gambol
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/download)
1961 Julius Monk Upstairs at the Downstairs revue. Philip Bruns, Ceil Cabot, Rex Robbins, Steve Roland, Donna Sanders, Mary Louise Wilson. "Seven Come Eleven" (William Roy), "This Is New York" (Jack Holmes), "The Jackie Look" (Lesley Davison), "Suddenly, Last Tuesday" (William FBrown), "I Found Him" (Jack Urbont), "School Daze" (Michael Brown), "Forbidden Tropics" (GWood), "Captain of the Pinafores" (Rod Warren), "Alma Whatsa Mater" (Lesley Davison), "Sick" (William Roy), "Don't You Feel Naked Not Drinking?" (Robert Elliott), "I Flew to Havana Last Wednesday" (Michael Brown), "Umbilicus Undulatus" (William Roy), "Christmas Long Ago" (Ralph Strain), "John Birch Society" (Michael Brown), "Seven Come Eleven" (William Roy). At on July 16, then at ArkivMusic.

Tom Sawyer —A Ballet in Three Acts
(P.S. Classics - new on 2 CDs)
Score by Maury Yeston. Premiere recording. Martin West conducts the seventy-piece San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Pre-ordering at Amazon and PS Classics.


Added to September 10:

A Little Night Music Soundtrack
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/download)
1978 film soundtrack, first time on CD. Stephen Sondheim score. Newly remastered, transferred from the original stereo masters. Includes a previously unreleased instrumental cue, along with two other instrumental cues taken from the mono soundtrack of the film and the complete version of "Every Day a Little Death" from the mono soundtrack. Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Rigg, Lesley-Ann Down, Len Cariou and Hermione Gingold. At on August 13, then ArkivMusic and download September 10.

Added to September 16:

A Chorus Line London Revival
(Sony - new on CD)
2013 London cast. UK release.

Added to October 8:

Cowardy Custard
(MasterWorks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on 2 CD-Rs/download)
1972 Original London cast. Olivia Breeze, Geoffrey Burridge, Jonathan Cecil, Tudor Davies, Elaine Delmar, Laurel Ford, Peter Gale, John Moffatt, Patricia Routledge, Anna Sharkey, Una Stubbs, Derek Waring. The story of Noël Coward's life told through song and biographical snippets. Original track list: "If Love Were All," "I'll See You Again," "Time and Again," "Has Anybody Seen Our Ship?," "Try To Learn To Love," "Kiss Me," "Go Slow, Johnny," "Tokay," "Dearest Love," "Could You Please Oblige Us With a Bren Gun?," "Come the Wild, Wild Weather," "Spinning Song," "Parisian Pierrot," "Play, Orchestra, Play," "Any Little Fish," "A Room With a View," "When You Want Me," "Specially For You," "Beatnik Love Affair," "I'm Mad About You," "Poor Little Rich Girl," "Louisa," "Mad About the Boy," "The Stately Homes Of England," "Twentieth Century Blues," "I Went To a Marvellous Party," "Mrs. Worthington," "Why Must the Show Go On?," "London Is a Little Bit Of All Right," "What Ho, Mrs. Brisket," "Don't Take Our Charlie For the Army," "Saturday Night At the Rose and Crown," "London At Night," "There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner," "Alice Is At It Again," "The Passenger's Always Right," "Useful Phrases," "Why Do the Wrong People Travel?," "St. Peter's," "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," "Nina," "I Like America," "Bronxville Darby and Joan," "Darjeeling," "I Wonder What Happened To Him?," "Miss Mouse," "Let's Do It," "Last Words," "Touring Days," "Nothing Can Last For Ever," "Would You Like To Stick a Pin In My Balloon?," "Mary Make-Believe," "Dance, Little Lady," "Men About Town," "Forbidden Fruit," "Sigh No More," "Younger Generation," "I'll Follow My Secret Heart." At MasterWorks Broadway September 10 and at ArkivMusic and by download on October 8.

Added, no release date:

Sherie Rene Scott "Piece of Meat"
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Songs by Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Talking Heads, Pete Townshend, Annie Lennox, Dire Straights, Buddy Holly, Kate Bush and Noah & The Whale, as well as original compositions by Music Director Todd Almond. Summer 2013.