Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 8/9/16 (updated 8/12/16)

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Earlier recaps:

2016: August 2 | 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:

Florence Foster Jenkins
(Universal/Decca/U.K. - new import CD)
Soundtrack for 2016 film starring Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins and Simon Helberg as Cosmé McMoon. "Florence Foster Jenkins," "When I Have Sung My Songs to You" (Meryl Streep), "Socialite," "Bribing," "Adele's Laughing Song" (Streep, Simon Helberg), "Florence & Whitey," "Take It Easy" (Fats Waller), "Delibes: The Bell Song" (Aida Garifullina), "Delibes: The Bell Song" (Streep, Helberg), "McMoon," "Sing Madame Florence," "Chopin Prelude in E Minor" (Helberg), "Charlie's Prelude" (John Kirby), "Bedtime," "For Toscanini," "Mozart: Queen of the Night's Aria" (Streep, Helberg), "On Radio," "Going to Kathleen's," "St Clair's Blues," "The Post," "Carnegie Hall," "The Audience," "After Reading," "Like a Bird" (Streep, Helberg), "I Think I Am Going to Read," "For the Love of Music," "Brahms: Wiegenlied" (Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bengt Forsberg), "Valse Caressante" (Streep, Helberg).

Funny Girl London cast
(new import CD)
Jule Styne/Bob Merrill score. 2016 London cast includes Sheridan Smith. "Overture." "If a Girl Isn't Pretty," "I'm the Greatest Star," "Cornet Man," "His Love Makes Me Beautiful," "I Want to Be Seen With You," "Henry Street," "People," "You Are Woman I Am Man," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "Sadie Sadie," "Who Taught Her Everything She Knows," "Temporary Arrangement," "Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat," "Who Are You Now," "What Do Happy People Do," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," "Funny Girl: Finale," "Bows." Available in the UK at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.

I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road
(Sony/Naxos - on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of Gretchen Cryer/Nancy Ford score. Gretchen Cryer, Margot Rose, Betty Aberlin, Don Scardino. "Natural High," "Smile," "Miss America," "Strong Woman Number," "Dear Tom," "Old Friend," "In a Simple Way I Love You," "Put in a Package and Sold," "Feel the Love," "Lonely Lady," "Happy Birthday," "Natural High."


Kristin Chenoweth: The Art of Elegance
(Concord Records - new on CD)
"Someone to Watch Over Me," "I've Got a Crush on You (with Dave Koz)," "Let's Fall In Love," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," "The Very Thought of You (with Dave Koz)," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "A House Is Not a Home," "I Get Along Without You Very Well," "Skylark," "I'm a Fool to Want You," "Smile," "You're My Saving Grace." Produced by Steve Tyrell. Arrangements by Alan Broadbent.

Death of a Salesman
(Shout! Factory - new on Blu-ray)
1985 TV production of Arthur Miller play. Dustin Hoffman, Charles Durning, John Malkovich, Jon Polito, Kate Reid, Linda Kozlowski, Louis Zorich, Stephen Lang.

(Shout! Factory - new on Blu-ray/DVD)
West End production of Arthur Laurents/Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim musical starring Imelda Staunton.

(Warner Bros. - new on CD)
"Small World," "Like Lightning," "Queen of Swords," "I See You," "Everybody Knows," "Show Me," "Last Time," "I Do," "Cake," "Extraordinary," "Perfect Story," "Nothin' in This World." Target version will have two bonus tracks.

Jay Armstrong Johnson: Live at Feinstein's/54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Debut album for Armstrong (On the Town, Hands on a Hardbody). "Love Runs Out," Welcome..., "His Eye is on the Sparrow," Peter Pan..., "Lost Boy," Texas..., "Banjo," "I Don't Need Anything But You," (with Lindsay Mendez), "Romeo and Juliet..., "Everybody Here Wants You," "Johanna," On The Town..., "The Chicken Song," (with Todrick Hall)," Hair..., "Medley: What a Piece of Work is Man/Lay Me Down/How Dare They Try," (with Billy Lewis Jr.)," Best friends..., "Thank U," Brooklyn..., "Who Knows Who Cares," Dad..., "Rosanna," Encore: "Gavin's Song."

Pretty Filthy
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
The Civilians and Michael Friedman. Also at

State Fair soundtrack
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
1962 musical film soundtrack with 15 bonus tracks, digitally remastered. Score by Rodgers & Hammerstein. Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Ann-Margret, Tom Ewell, Pamela Tiffin (vocals by Anita Gordan) and Alice Faye. "Overture and Main Title 'Our State Fair'," "It Might as Well Be Spring," "That's for Me," "More Than Just a Friend," "Isn't It Kinda Fun," "Willing & Eager," "Never Say No to a Man," "It's a Grand Night for Singing," "This Isn't Heaven," "The Little Things in Texas," "Our State Fair Finale." Bonus tracks: "Willing and Eager (Pop Version)," "Never Say No to a Man (Pop Version)," "Isn't It Kinda Fun / This Isn't Heaven / The Little Things In Texas / Willing And Eager" (The Michael Sammes Singers)," "It Might as Well Be Spring / Never Say No To A Man / That's For Me / It's A Grand Night For Singing" (The Michael Sammes Singers); plus 11 instrumental tracks of the score presented by the 20th Century Strings Orchestra. Stage Door Records Collector's Series, with retro style LP packaging and limited to 500 copies.. Also at

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street in Concert
(Shout! Factory - new on Blu-ray)
2001 San Francisco concert featuring George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, Victoria Clark, Davis Gaines. 136 minutes.


Added to September 16:

Red Eye of Love studio cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Studio cast recording of Arnold Weinstein play, with music by Sam Davis and book and lyrics by Arnold Weinstein and John Wulp. Kelli O'Hara, Josh Grisetti, Brad Oscar. Played the Dicapo Theater in 2014. "Good Old O.O.," "Park Scene," "I'm Going to the Movies," "Rain," "Dolls," "Open Your Eyes," "Seize the Opportunity," "How Much?," "The Meat Ballet," "What Happened?," "Yes, Well, Anyway," "Say, Fella," "The Word on the Street," "Two Fat Cats," "Red Eye of Love," "Among the Navajo," "Three's the Key Finale." Amazon links to be added, plus wait list at