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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 7/30/13

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:

July 23, 16, 9, 2 | 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:

Eydie Gorme: Blame It on the Bossa Nova
(Real Gone Music - on CD/mp3)
1963 album plus two bonus tracks recorded with Luis Bonfa. "One Note Samba," "Melodie D'Amour," "The Gift," "The Sweetest Sounds," "Dansero," "Blame It on the Bossa Nova," "Desafinado," "The Message," "Almost Like Being in Love," "Moon River," "The Coffee Song," "I Remember You," "Sweet Talk," "Oba Oba."

Steve Lawrence Sings of Love and Sad Young Men / Portrait of Steve
(Real Gone Music - on CD)
1967 albums Sings of Love and Sad Young Men plus 1972s Portrait of Steve. "I'm a Fool to Want You," "Tender Is the Night," "Baby Won't You Please Come Home," "The Thrill Is Gone," "Good Times," "Just Say I Love Her," "The Gal That Got Away," "I Want to Be with You," "When Your Lover Has Gone," "With So Little to Be Sure Of," "The Ballad of the Sad Young Men," "Traces," "Who's Sorry Now," "Make It Easy on Yourself," "The Good Life," "In the Still of the Night," "More," "Oh My Love," "Easy Come, Easy Go," "The Rest of the World," "Our Love Is Here to Stay." Possibly relabeling of 2010 CD release.

Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme: Cozy/A Man and A Woman
(Real Gone Music - on CD)
Two duet albums. Cozy recorded with Don Costa for United Artists in 1961, and A Man and a Woman released by RCA in 1970.From the original tapes. "Cozy," "Wouldn't It Be Lovely," "Like in Love," "It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House," "Would You Like to Take a Walk," "A Fine Romance," "I Like the Likes of You," "Without You I'm Nothing," "She Didn't Say Yes," "Blue Room," "Personality," "Two Sleepy People," "A Man and a Woman," "Wave," "Suddenly You," "Made for Love," "Love for Love," "Love Is Blue/Autumn Leaves," "Think Happy," "Watch What Happens," "Turn Down Day," "Bossa Nova Roma," "Boys & Girls."

When I Grow Up: Broadway's Next Generation - Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
From one-night show featuring young Broadway talent (under the age of 17) from A Christmas Story, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde and Evita and others singing songs from other shows, like Avenue Q, Once On This Island, Next to Normal, [title of show], Company, Into The Woods. Rozi Baker, Grace Capeless, Zoe Considine, Kelsey Fowler, Matthew Gumley, Ethan Haberfield, Neil McCaffrey, Caleb McLaughlin, Isabela Moner, Emily Rosenfeld, Matthew Schechter.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Bus Stop
(20th Century Fox - new Blu-Ray)
1956 film based on William Inge plays. Marilyn Monroe (sings : "That Old Black Magic" by Arlen and Mercer), Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field, Eileen Heckart, Robert Bray and Hope Lange. Directed by Joshua Logan. Previously available in box set.

Hamlet - The Film starring Will Houston
(Kultur Video - new on DVD)
2003 UK film. William Houston, Christopher Timothy, Iain Cuthbertson and Gareth Thomas.

Love Me Tender
(20th Century Fox - new Blu-Ray)
1956 musical film set at the end of the Civil War. Richard Egan, Debra Paget, and Elvis Presley. Directed by Robert D. Webb. Music by Lionel Newman. Songs by Ken Darby. "Love Me Tender," "Let Me," "Poor Boy," "We're Gonna Move." Black & white. 90 minutes.

Niagara 60th Anniversary
(20th Century Fox - new Blu-Ray)
1953 film. Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Casey Adams (Max Showalter), and Marilyn Monroe. Directed by Henry Hathaway. Music by Sol Kaplan. Previously available in box set.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Designs of Tony Walton
(United States Institute for Theatre Technology - Paperback Book)
Delbert Unruh, David Rodger (Editor), Tony Walton. 128 pages, profusely illustrated. Published 3/20/12. Others in this series: The Designs of Ming Cho Lee, The Designs of Jules Fisher, The Designs of Tharon Musser.

Gay Drama Now
(Cambria Press - Hardcover Book)
Edited by John M. Clum. "Seven contemporary American plays (six of them by gay playwrights) that depict the lives of gay men in the years before gay liberation and in our own time," each presented with a critical introduction and some with statements by the playwright. 616 pages. Released March 2013.

Giant (Perennial Classics)
(HarperCollins - Kindle Edition/ at eBooks)
Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Edna Ferber, the basis for new Michael John LaChiusa/Sybille Pearson musical.

CALENDARs Now Available:

On Broadway 2014 Calendar
(Time Factory - Wall Calendar)
Monthly pages for 42nd Street, Les Mis, Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia!, Rent, Beauty & the Beast, The Lion King, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Wicked, Cats, Phantom of the Opera. Description of each show written by Ken Johnson, Managing Editor of All calendar pages are printed on FSC certified paper and use environmentally safe inks.

Smash 2014 Wall Calendar
(Day Dream - Wall Calendar)


(Broadway Records - new on CD)
12-year-old Broadway actress/musician/performer, Isabela Moner (Evita) debut album.

The Good Companions
(Gaiam Vivendi - new on DVD)
1933 film musical version of J. B. Priestley's novel and Edward Knoblock play. John Gielgud, Jessie Matthews and Edmund Gwenn as Jess Oakroyd. Music by George Posford, lyrics by Douglas Furber. Directed by Victor Saville. Black & white. 93 minutes.

The Good Companions
(Network - new Region 2 DVD)
1957 musical-comedy film treatment of J.B. Priestley novel. Janette Scott, John Fraser, Rachel Roberts, Joyce Grenfell, Celia Johnson, Eric Portman, Anthony Newley and Thora Hird. Songs by Paddy Roberts, Albero Rossi and Geoffrey Parsons. Color. 100 minutes.

Shrek the Musical
(Fox - Streaming Video)
Filmed Broadway show with score by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire. Brian d'Arcy James, Daniel Breaker, Sutton Foster, Christopher Sieber. Expected formats: iTunes, HD for playback on Kindle Fire HD, Xbox 360, PS3, Roku or other HD compatible devices. Blu-ray/DVD also to be released October 15.

Shrek the Musical
(Fox - DVD/Bluray)
Filmed Broadway show with score by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire. Brian d'Arcy James, Daniel Breaker, Sutton Foster, Christopher Sieber. Released on Amazon streaming video September 17.


West Side Story as Cinema: The Making and Impact of an American Masterpiece (Cultureamerica)
(Univ Press of Kansas - Hardcover Book)
By Ernesto R. Acevedo-Munoz. "Bursting with facts, insights, and inside stories, this book boasts a wealth of material that has never been explored before in print. Both history and homage, it is a must for scholar and buff alike." 232 pages.


Added to October 29:

Stephen Sondheim Collector's Edition
(Sony Masterworks - 4 CD set)
To include previously unreleased tracks from Sondheim's personal archives.

Added, no release date:

Yank Original Off-Broadway Cast
(PS Classics - new on CD)
David and Joseph Zellnik score. Bobby Steggert, Ivan Hernandez, Nancy Anderson, Jeffry Denman, Tally Sessions, Andrew Durand, David Perlman, Chris Ruth, Joe Medeiros, Zak Edwards and Todd Faulkner. Music direction by Rob Berman. Funding being raised through a Kickstarter campaign.