Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 7/19/16

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Earlier recaps:

2016: July 12, 5 | June 28, 21, 14, 7 | May 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | April 26, 19, 12, 5 | March 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | February 23, 16, 9, 2 | January 26, 19, 12, 5, 2016 | 2015

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Lady in the Dark 1954 TV production
(VAI - new on DVD)
Book by Moss Hart, music by Kurt Weill, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Cast features Ann Sothern as Liza, with James Daly, Luella Gear, Sheppard Strudwick, and Carleton Carpenter. DVD insert includes notes by bruce d. mcclung, author of the prizing-winning book "Lady in the Dark: Biography of a Musical". Black & white. 79 minutes.


Simply Heavenly (Original Broadway Cast)
(Sony/Naxos - on CD)
Score by David Martin and Langston Hughes. Details to come.


They're Playing Our Song: A Memoir
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Autobiography by Carole Bayer Sager. Life and career of songwriter, including her work and relationships with Marvin Hamlisch and Burt Bacharach. 336 pages.


Moved to August 26:

Stephen Schwartz's Magic To Do
(DMI Soundtracks - new on CD)
"In this whimsical musical revue, Schwartz weaves a spell-binding story inspired by his lifelong fascination with magic, showcasing some of his most famous songs, including "Day by Day" and "Defying Gravity" along with a new number, "A Little Magic," composed exclusively for Princess. Guided by a Magic Maker and his fantastical assistants, join us through a wondrous world of song, dance and history’s most memorable magic illusions. It’s a Broadway-caliber experience at sea. And where there’s Magic to Do, there can be miracles, when you believe." Partnership with Princess Cruises, Stephen Schwartz, Jim Steinmeyer, Don Frantz, and Gabriel Barre.