Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 8/2/16 (updated 8/5/16)

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Earlier recaps:

2016: July 26, 19, 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

CDs Now Available:

L.A. Now and Then: A New Musical Revue
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Music and Lyrics by Michele Brourman, Grant Geissman, Paul Gordon, Karen Gottlieb, Bruce Kimmel, Shelly Markham, Wayne Moore, Adyran Russ, Richard M. Sherman, The Sherman Brothers. April Audia, Sarah Barnett, Prisca Kimm, Sarah Barnett, Paola Fregoso, Alexis Jackson, Bedjou Jean, Kole Martin, Michael MacRae, Shawna Merkley, Lamont Oakley, Kasper Svendsen, Elle Willgues, Robert Yacko. Conceived by Bruce Kimmel. At

Lost West End 2: London's Forgotten Musicals
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
From 1970 to 2008. Performers include Hannah Waddingham, Michael Crawford, Colm Wilkinson, Paul Jones and many more. "Bordello" (Bordello), "I've Always Had A Dream" (Drake's Dream), "Winnie" (Winnie), "Step Across The River" (Jack The Ripper), "Damsels In Distress" (After Shave), "Whatever Time There Is" (Flowers For Algernon), "Till The End Of Time" (Maggie), "Sincerely Yours" (The Importance), "Waiting And Hoping" (Napoleon), "Imagine This" (Imagine This), "The Man Behind The Mask" (Zorro), "Love Will Always" (Moby Dick), "The Least Of My Troubles" (Blondel), "Running Out Of Time" (Dean), "My Body's Weary" (Fire Angel), "More Than Earth" (Isabel's A Jezebel), "It's So Much Fun To Be Gay" (Murderous Instincts), "More" (Casper), "Gentle Love" (Boyband - The Musical), "I'd Die For You" (Voyeurz), "Fire With Fire" (Money To Burn); Bonus Track: "Second Hand Rag" (Wild Wild Women).

(Albany Records - new on CD)
Light Opera of New York recording of score by Jerome Kern and Clifford Grey. Conducted by Gerald Steichen. Emma Grimsley, Alex Corson, Bryan Elsesser, Adam Cannedy, Claire Kuttler, Richard Holmes, Natalie Ballenger, Rachel Braunstein

BOOKs Now Available:

Broadway Nights: A Romp of Life, Love, and Musical Theatre - Audio Version
(Audible Studios - audiobook on CD)
Seth Rudetsky's 2007 book read by Kristin Chenoweth, Andrea Martin, Ann Harada, Richard Kind, and Jonathan Groff.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production
(Arthur A. Levin Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
A new play by Jack Thorne based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, which debuted July 30, 2016, in the West End. 320 pages.


Spoon River Anthology OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
1963 dramatic reading of the verse of Edgar Lee Masters. Conceived by Charles Aidman, music by Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn, lyrics by Charles Aidman. Charles Aidman, Robert Elston, Betty Garrett, Joyce Van Patten, Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn, Hal Lynch.

Rothschild & Sons original cast recording
(JAY Records - new on CD)
2015 York Theatre cast. Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick score for "an intimate one-act reimagining of The Rothschilds." Robert Cuccioli, Glory Crampton, Peter Cormican, Jonathan Hadley, David Bryant Johnson, Christine LaDuca, Jamie LaVerdiere, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Mark Pinter, Curtis Wiley and Christopher M. Williams. Orchestrations by Joseph Church. Produced by John Yap. Executive producers John Yap and Arnold Mittelman. [not sure if this is a pre-order or just a direct-from-JAY import.]


Added to August 30:

Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical Australia cast recording
(Sony Australia - new on CD)
New musical starring David Campbell, with Caroline O'Connor, Hannah Fredericksen, Bert LaBonte, Martin Crewes and Marney McQueen. Single "Dream Lover" currently available at iTunes.

Added, no release date:

The SpongeBob Musical
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Cast recording for Nickelodeon musical. Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee, Nick Blaemire, Lilli Cooper, Carlos Lopez, Danny Skinner, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, Jesse JP Johnson, L'ogan J'ones, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Mark Ledbetter, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, JC Schuster, Allysa Shorte, Jacob Smith, Abby C. Smith, Jason Michael Snow, and Allan K. Washington. Original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Orchestrations, arrangements and music supervision by Tom Kitt.

The World Only Spins Forward
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - new book)
By Isaac Butler and Dan Kois. Expanded version of oral history of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, originally published at Newly published material to include "delving into Ivo Van Hove's radical reimagining of the show, exploring the Signature [Theatre] production, greatly expanding the section on the two UK productions, covering the National revival next year, and exploring two particularly controversial productions (one in North Carolina, one in Washington, D.C.) that got swept up in the culture wars of the 1990s." Target date of 2018, 25th anniversary of Broadway of Millennium Approaches.