Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 7/3/18 (updated 7/6/18)

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Earlier recaps:

2018: June 26, 19, 12, 5 | May 29, 22, 15, 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

CDs Now Available:

The Cradle Will Rock
(Bridge Records - new on 2 CDs)
2017 Opera Saratoga production of score from Marc Blitzstein opera. Recorded live. First complete recording. John Mauceri, conductor.

Judy Garland: I Can't Give You Anything But Love: 1938-1961
(Jasmine Music - new on CD)
Judy Garland anthology of love songs, remastered. Based on studio sessions for MGM, Decca Records, Columbia Records and Capital Records. Compiled by Lawrence Schulman. "On the Bumpy Road to Love," "Comes Love," "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," "This Heart of Mine," "Love," "Why Was I Born?," "I Wish I Were in Love Again," "Go Home, Joe," "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe," "Memories of You," "How About Me?," "Among My Souvenirs," "Day in - Day Out," "I Hadn't Anyone Till You," "More Than You Know," "Do I Love You?," "When the Sun Comes Out," "If I Love Again," "I've Confessed to the Breeze - I Love You," "Alone Together," "Do It Again," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "If Love Were All," "Sweet Danger."

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Lena Hall: Obsessed: Jack White
(Ghostlight Records - new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
"Fell in Love with a Girl, "Blunderbuss," "Would You Fight for My Love?," "Love Interruption."

BOOKs Now Available:

100 Plays for the First Hundred Days
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Suzan Lori-Parks. For each day of the first 100 days of the presidency of Donald Trump, Parks created a play diary to capture and explore the events as they unfolded and to try and make sense out of a state of uncertainty, confusion, and chaos. 96 pages.

Dance Me a Song: Astaire, Balanchine, Kelly, and the American Film Musical
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Beth Genné. Traces the history of famous Hollywood collaborations as the palimpsest of dance, film, and musical techniques were developed over time. From the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' series in the thirties (Top Hat, Swing Time, Shall We Dance, and others), through the MGM film dances created and directed by Vincente Minnelli, Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, and again Astaire, whose career continued at MGM in the forties and fifties (Yolanda and The Thief, The Pirate, On the Town, Singin' in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Bandwagon); George Balanchine ... from his until now unrecognized collaborations with Vernon Duke and Vincente Minnelli to develop the "jazz ballet" form on Broadway to the 1939 film version of On Your Toes and the dance sequences he directed with Greg Toland for the Hollywood movie The Goldwyn Follies (1938); Busby Berkeley, whose moving camera techniques according to Gene Kelly "broke down the proscenium frame of the stage" for American dancers; do early experimental French directors like RenĂ© Clair and European immigrants to Hollywood Ernst Lubitsch and Rouben Mamoulian. 360 pages.

Making Oscar Wilde
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Michèle Mendelssohn. Reveals the untold story of young Oscar's career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America ... tracks a larger-than-life hero on an unforgettable adventure to make his name and gain international acclaim. Combining new evidence and gripping cultural history, dramatizes Wilde's rise, fall, and resurrection as part of a spectacular transatlantic pageant ... vividly depicts sensation-hungry Victorian journalism and popular entertainment alongside racial controversies, sex scandals, and the growth of Irish nationalism. 368 pages.

CALENDAR Now Available:

2019 On Broadway Wall Calendar
(Time Factory - wall calendar)
12" x 12" wall calendar has twelve full-color playbills with a 4-month bonus spread featuring January 2020 - April 2020 and additional space for notes. 26 pages.


Jessica Vosk
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Jessica Vosk (Wicked) solo album. Songs from Jason Robert Brown, Sara Bareilles, Sia, Pasek and Paul, Prince and more. Arrangements by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Cameron Moncur, produced by Michael Croiter and Robbie Rozelle, and co-produced by Jessica Vosk. Also at

The Pirates of Penzance Blu-ray
(Universal - new blu-ray)
1983 film adaptation of Joe Papp / Broadway production of the Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera. Cast includes Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose, Rex Smith, Tony Azito. Directed by Wilford Leach.