Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 7/24/18 (updated 7/27/18)

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2018: July 17, 10, 3 | 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

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CDs Now Available:

George Salazar & Joe Iconis: Two-Player Game
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
A recording of the concert as performed at Feinstein's/54 Below. "Broadway, Here I Come!," "Two-Player Game," "I Love Play Rehearsal," "Tiny Short Little Song," "Andy's Song," "The Answer," "Lisa," "The Vagabond," "Norman," "Song of the Brown Buffalo," "Michael in the Bathroom," "The Goodbye Song," "Kaboom." Released previously on mp3 and at iTunes


DIGITAL RECORDINGs Now Available:

Desperate Measures original cast, digital
(Sony Classical - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Original York Theatre cast. Music by David Friedman and lyrics by Peter Kellogg. Cast includes Emma Degerstedt, Gary Marachek, Lauren Molina, Conor Ryan, Peter Saide, Nick Wyman. "The Ballad of Johnny Blood," "The Ballad of Johnny Blood (Reprise)," "That's Just How It Is," "Some Day They Will Thank Me," "Look in Your Heart," "Look in Your Heart (Reprise)," "It's Good to Be Alive," "It Doesn't Hurt to Try," "It's Getting Hot in Here," "It's Getting Hot in Here Playoff / The Ballad of Johnny Blood (Reprise 2)," "The Way That You Feel," "Stop There," "In the Dark," "What a Night!," "About Last Night," "Stop There (Reprise)," "Just for You," "Just for You (Reprise)," "What is This Feeling?," "What a Day!," "Life Takes You by Surprise," "It's Good to Be Alive (Reprise)," "It's a Beautiful Day," "Finale," "Bows / Exit Music." Released 7/13/18. CD format to be released 8/10/18.

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical OBC
(Republic Records - new digital album at iTunes)
Original Broadway cast recording of 2018 jukebox musical. Cast includes La Chanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever. "The Queen Is Back," "I Feel Love ," "Love To Love You Baby," "I Remember Yesterday," "On My Honor," "Faster And Faster To Nowhere," "Munich: Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring / White Boys / Love To Love You Baby (Reprise)," "MacArthur Park," "Heaven Knows ," "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," "Pandora’s Box," "On The Radio," "I Love You," "Bad Girls," "She Works Hard For The Money," "Dim All The Lights," "I Believe In Jesus," "Unconditional Love," "To Turn The Stone ," "Stamp Your Feet ," "Friends Unknown," "Hot Stuff ," "Last Dance." CD format to be released 8/24/18.


VINYL LP Now Available:

Be More Chill
(Ghostlight Records - new vinyl LP)
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. "Jeremy's Theme (Instrumental)," "More Than Survive," "I Love Play Rehearsal," "The Squip Song," "Two-Player Game," "The Squip Enters," "Be More Chill Part 1," "Do You Wanna Ride?," "Be More Chill Part 2," "More Than Survive (Reprise)," "A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into," "The Squip Lurks (Instrumental)," "Upgrade," "Halloween," "Do You Wanna Hang?," "Michael In The Bathroom," "The Smartphone Hour (Rich Set A Fire)," "The Pitiful Children," "The Pants Song," "The Play," "Voices In My Head." 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). Released previously on CD, on mp3 and at iTunes.


BOOKs Now Available:

Backstage Pass to Broadway: More True Tales from a Theatre Press Agent
(Goodreads Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Susan L. Schulman's follow-up to her 2013 book Backstage Pass to Broadway: True Tales from a Theatre Press Agent. 211 pages. Released 4/24/18.

The Band's Visit libretto
(Theatre Communications Guild - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
2018 Tony Award Best Musical. Book by Itimar Moses, score by David Yazbek. 96 pages.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Desperate Measures original cast
(Sony Classical - new on CD)
Original York Theatre cast. Music by David Friedman and lyrics by Peter Kellogg. Cast includes Emma Degerstedt, Gary Marachek, Lauren Molina, Conor Ryan, Peter Saide, Nick Wyman. "The Ballad of Johnny Blood," "The Ballad of Johnny Blood (Reprise)," "That's Just How It Is," "Some Day They Will Thank Me," "Look in Your Heart," "Look in Your Heart (Reprise)," "It's Good to Be Alive," "It Doesn't Hurt to Try," "It's Getting Hot in Here," "It's Getting Hot in Here Playoff / The Ballad of Johnny Blood (Reprise 2)," "The Way That You Feel," "Stop There," "In the Dark," "What a Night!," "About Last Night," "Stop There (Reprise)," "Just for You," "Just for You (Reprise)," "What is This Feeling?," "What a Day!," "Life Takes You by Surprise," "It's Good to Be Alive (Reprise)," "It's a Beautiful Day," "Finale," "Bows / Exit Music." Digital version released 7/13/18 on mp3 and at iTunes.

Mean Girls vinyl
(Atlantic Records - new double LP)
Score by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin. Cast includes Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Grey Henson, Kerry Butler, Kyle Selig, Cheech Manohar, and Rick Younger. Side 1: "A Cautionary Tale," "It Roars," "Where Do You Belong?," "Meet The Plastics," "Stupid With Love," "Apex Predator." Side 2: "What's Wrong With Me?," "Stupid With Love (Reprise)," "Sexy," "Someone Gets Hurt," "Revenge Party," "Fearless." Side 3: "Stop," "What's Wrong With Me? (Reprise)," "Whose House Is This?," "More Is Better," "Someone Gets Hurt (Reprise)." Side 4: "World Burn," "I'd Rather Be Me," "Do This Thing," "I See Stars."

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical OBC
(Republic Records - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of 2018 jukebox musical. Cast includes La Chanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Lever. "The Queen Is Back," "I Feel Love ," "Love To Love You Baby," "I Remember Yesterday," "On My Honor," "Faster And Faster To Nowhere," "Munich: Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring / White Boys / Love To Love You Baby (Reprise)," "MacArthur Park," "Heaven Knows," "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," "Pandora’s Box," "On The Radio," "I Love You," "Bad Girls," "She Works Hard For The Money," "Dim All The Lights," "I Believe In Jesus," "Unconditional Love," "To Turn The Stone ," "Stamp Your Feet ," "Friends Unknown," "Hot Stuff ," "Last Dance."


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked 2nd Edition
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Carol de Giere. Revised and updated version of 2008 book. 512 pages.


OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added, no released date:

Pretty Woman: The Musical OBC
(Atlantic - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of Bryan Adams score. Cast includes Samantha Barks, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Eric Anderson, Ezra Knight, and Jason Danieley.




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