Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 7/21/15

Earlier recaps:

July 14, 7 | June 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | May 26, 19, 12, 5 | April 28, 21, 14, 7 | March 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | February 24, 17, 10, 3 | January 27, 20, 13, 6

Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Paris in Springtime
(VAI - new on DVD)
Dan Dailey, Gale Sherwood, Helen Gallagher, Jack Whiting, Carleton Carpenter, and Geneviève. 1956 original TV musical. Book by William Friedberg and Neil Simon. Irwin Kostal, musical direction. Songs include "Sunshine" from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Jule Styne and Leo Robin), "Mademoiselle de Paris" (Paul Durand, Henri Contet, Eric Maschwitz), "Did You Ever Get Stung?" from I Married an Angel (Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart), "Back in the Old Routine" (Wilson Stone), "From Another World" from Higher and Higher (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart), "Nobody's Chasing Me" from Out of This World (Cole Porter), "Il Est un Coin de France" (Francisco Jean Lopez and Raymond Vincy), "Paris canaille" (Léo Albert C.A. Ferré), "Down With Love" from Hooray for What! (Harold Arlen and E.Y. "Yip" Harburg), "Delicado" (Valdir Azevedo and Jack Lawrence), "I Can't Be Bothered Now" from the film A Damsel in Distress (George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin), "I'll Never Be the Same" (Gus Kahn, Matt Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Trine Von Stolzenau), "That's What Makes Paris, Paree" (Vernon Duke and Sammy Cahn), "La jardinière du Roi" (attrib. Marie Antoinette), "Happy Mood" (Irwin Kostal and Max Liebman).

MUSIC to Be Available this Friday, 7/21/15:

The Bodyguard: The Musical
(First Night Records - new on CD)
World premiere cast recording. Featuring Alexandra Burke, Rachel Marron, Melissa James, Nicki Marron. "Rachel Marron Entrance," "Queen Of The Night," "How Will I Know," "Greatest Love Of All," "Saving All My Love For You," "Mayan Medley (Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, So Emotional)," "Run To You," "I Have Nothing / End Of Act One," "All The Man That I Need," "I'm Every Woman," "Fletcher," "All At Once," "Run To You Reprise / Going Home," "Jesus Loves Me / Phone Call," "Nicki's Death," "Jesus Loves Me Reprise," "One Moment In Time," "He's My Bodyguard," "I Will Always Love You," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody." At Dress Circle UK and Amazon UK.

Lea DeLaria: House of David: DeLaria + Bowie = Jazz
(Razor & Tie/Ghostlight - new on CD)
Lea DeLaria "swinging the hell out of" 12 David Bowie songs. "Fame," "Space Oddity," "Golden Years," "Suffragette City" (duet with Janis Siegel), "Starman," "Boys Keep Swinging," "Rebel Rebel," "Let's Dance," "Life on Mars," "Jean Genie," "Modern Love," "Young Americans." Digital version released earlier on on mp3 and at iTunes


Bend It Like Beckham OLC
(Sony Classical UK - new on CD)
Howard Goodall/Charles Hart score. At Amazon UK.

It Shoulda Been You OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove score. Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howard, Sierra Boggess, with David Burtka, Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Josh Grisetti, Adam Heller, Michael X. Martin, Anne L. Nathan, Nick Spangler, Farah Alvin, Gina Ferrall, Aaron C. Finley, Mitch Greenberg, Jillian Louis, and Edward Hibbert. "I Never Wanted This," "This Day (Opening)," "Who," "It Shoulda Been You," "Back In The Day," "Perfect," "Nice," "Albert's Turn," "Where Did I Go Wrong," "Beautiful," "A Perfect Ending," "Love You Till The Day," "Jenny's Blues," "Whatever," "A Little Bit Less Than," "What They Never Tell You," "Perfect/Whatever Reprise," "That's Family," "Finale." Currently pre-ordering at Ghostlight website.

Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein
(Motéma - new on CD)
Four-time Grammy winner singer/pianist Karrin Allyson album of Rodgers & Hammerstein songs. "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning," "Many a New Day," "Happy Talk," "I Cain't Say No," "I Have Dreamed," "Out Of My Dreams," "Bali H'ai," "When I Think Of Tom/Hello Young Lovers," "We Kiss In a Shadow," "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught," "Something Wonderful," "Surrey With a Fringe on Top," "Something Good," "Edelweiss." iTunes Bonus track: This Nearly Was Mine." Kenny Barron on piano and John Patitucci on bass. Recorded at Sear Sound in New York City on May 1st & 2nd, 2015. Arranged by Allyson, executive produced by Jana Herzen and produced by Allyson in association with Michael Leonhart.

Pinocchio TV cast
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
1957 television musical starring Mickey Rooney, Fran Allison, Stubby Kaye, Martyn Green. Songs by Alec Wilder and William Engvick. "Opening / Listen to Your Heart," "Happy News," "Pinocchio's Song," "Lullaby," "The Fox's Pitch," "Listen to Your Heart," "The Jolly Coachman," "Listen to Your Heart [Reprise 1]," "Lullaby," "Listen to Your Heart [Reprise 2]," "The Birthday Song," "Listen to Your Heart [Reprise 3]," "Happy News [Reprise]." Pre-ordering at ArkivMusic. At Masterworks July 7; ArkivMusic and digital outlets August 14.

Woman of the Year OBC
(Masterworks/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
Original 1981 Broadway cast recording. Score by John Kander and Fred Ebb (book by Peter Stone). Lauren Bacall, Harry Guardino, Marilyn Cooper, Eivind Harum, Grace Keagy, Roderick Cook, Rex Everhart, Daren Kelly. Pre-ordering at At Masterworks on August 14, ArkivMusic and digital outlets September 11.


American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage: Imagining the Working Girl from Irene to Gypsy
(Palgrave MacMillan - Hardcover Book)
By Maya Cantu. Analyzes female lyricists and librettists who were significant in translating Perrault's heroine to the contexts and concerns of the American "working girl." In exploring how these and other writers (of both sexes) adapted the Cinderella myth to a twentieth-century urban landscape, this book challenges traditional assumptions about the American musical's relationship to both feminism and modernism—placing the Cinderella story into the Broadway musical canon. 288 pages.

Noel, Tallulah, Cole, and Me: A Memoir of Broadway's Golden Age
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
John C. Wilson (author), Thomas S. Hischak (Contributor), Jack Macauley (Contributor). Theatre director and producer John Wilson's autobiography, which was completed in 1958. The text has been edited, with added commentary. Covers Wilson's youth, his education at Yale, his experience working in silent films, and details of his professional and personal relationship with Coward; his theatrical career on Broadway and in London; his marriage to Natalie Paley; and life within international high society. The people Wilson befriended—Tallulah Bankhead, Cecil Beaton, Claudette Colbert, Cole Porter, and Richard Rodgers, among others—are described with affection, candor, and colorful panache. Wilson also shares behind-the-scenes stories about such landmark theatre productions as Private Lives, Blithe Spirit, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Kiss Me, Kate. 288 pages.

The Time-Traveller's Guide to British Theatre: The First Four Hundred Years
(Oberon Books - Paperback book/Kindle Edition (already available)
By Aleks Sierz and Lia Ghilardi. A celebratory depiction of five centuries of British theatrical creativity from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II, from Shakespeare to Sir Laurence Olivier. 272 pages.


Announced, no release date:

Be More Chill
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Joe Iconis score. Book by Joe Tracz and is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini. Two River Theater (NJ) cast. Will Connolly, Eric William Morris, Stephanie Hsu, Jake Boyd, Gerard Canonico, Katlyn Carlson, Katie Ladner, Lauren Marcus, George Salazar, and Paul Whitty. The six-piece orchestra includes Nathan Dame (Conductor and Keyboard), Danny Jonokuchi (Trumpet), Dan McMillan (Drums/Percussion), Josh Plotner (Reeds), Mike Rosengarten (Guitar) and Amanda Ruzza (Bass).