Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 8/15/17 (updated 8/18/17)

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Earlier recaps:

2017: August 8, 1 | July 25, 18, July 4 & 11 | June 27, 20, 13, 6 | May 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | April 25, 18, 11, 4 | March 28, 21, 14, 7 | February 28, 21, 14, 7 | January 31, 24, 17, 10, 3

2016 | 2015

CDs Now Available:

Judy Garland: Classic Duets
(JSP - new import set on 4 CDs)
Collection of Garland duet tracks from her films, radio and studio recordings. Among the 215 tracks are duets with Mickey Rooney, Johnny Mercer, Danna Durbin, Fanny Brice, Ray Bolger, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Dick Haymes, Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, and many more. Complete track list for all four CDs at Amazon.

Helen Traubel: The Loveliest Night of The Year
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Opera and stage (Pipe Dream) singer/star. Includes 14 tracks from the LP plus bonus recordings made earlier of standards and from the world of operetta. "Because," "Danny Boy," "Trees," "When Day Is Done," "The Loveliest Night of the Year," "Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral ," "September Song," "Autumn Leaves ," "Three O'clock in the Morning ," "Brahms' Lullaby," "Poor Butterfly ," "When I Grow Too Old to Dream," "Summertime," "I Believe," "All the Things You Are," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "Old Folks at Home ," "A Perfect Day," "It's a Grand Night For Singing," "The Missouri Waltz ," "Anniversary Song," "Beautiful Ohio," "My Moonlight Madonna," "Auf Wiedersehn," "Yours Is My Heart Alone," "The Merry Widow Waltz."

Legally Bound: Live at Feinstein's 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3at iTunes)
Andy Karl and Orfeh. "You're All I Need to Get By," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Ain't No Stopping Us Now, A very rowdy crowd…, "The Promise," Something good had to come out of the 80s… , "Make Like a Nail/If I Can Dream," I love it when the napkins start to dance…, "History," Some artists that you come up listening to…, "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (with Andrew Logan), That show really sort of pushed the limits…, "Keep on Standing," "Piece of My Heart, That happens in my living room at least twice a week…, "Seeing You," "Kiss." Also at

BOOKs Now Available:

The Best American Short Plays 2015-2016
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
William W. Demastes and John Patrick Bray, editors. 392 pages.

Shakespeare in the Theatre: Mark Rylance at the Globe
(Bloomsbury Arden - Paperback Book)
By Stephen Purcell. Explores the Globe Theatre's first decade of productions under the leadership of Sir Mark Rylance. Material from the theatre's archive, interviews with Globe practitioners, and Rylance's own personal archive. Concludes with an in-depth interview with Rylance himself. 272 pages.

CALENDARs Now Available:

Royal Shakespeare Company - Angus McBean Wall Calendar 2018 (Art Calendar)
(Flame Tree Publishing - wall calendar)
Photography by Angus McBean. Iconic photographs from plays, including Laurence Olivier as Malvolio in Twelfth Night; Vanessa Redgrave as Rosalind in As You Like It; and Vivien Leigh as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.


Half a Sixpence: Original Demo Recordings
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
Music and lyrics by David Heneker and book by Beverley Cross. Includes studio demo recordings for Kipps (then working title for the show) recorded at London's Olympic Studios in March 1962, one year before the West End run. Tommy Steele, Rita Williams, Roy Sone, Joanna Rigby and writers David Heneker and Beverley Cross; backed by the Kenny Powell Trio. INcludes some cut songs. Project conceived by Stewart Nicholls, Theatre Director and Archivist for the David Heneker Estate, who says the material was "discovered in perfect condition in the garage of Composer David Heneker's family house in deepest Wales - and hadn't been played for 55 years." "Ladies Wear," "MrShalford's Drapery Emporium," "All In The Cause of Economy," "Half A Sixpence," "We Don't Like Not To Be Engaged," "If You Dress Like MrPearce," "Pure Coincidence," "Money To Burn," "The Oak and the Ash," "She's Too Far Above Me," "I'm Not Talking to You," "If The Rain's Got To Fall," "The Old Military Canal," "The One Who's Got Away," "Long Ago," "How Fashionable and Amusing," "I'll Build A Palace / I Only Want A Little House," "I'll Build A Palace / I Only Want A Little House (Reprise)," "How Fashionable and Amusing," "I Don't Believe A Word Of It," "Flash Bang Wallop," "Long Ago," "Half A Sixpence," "She's Too Far Above Me," "If The Rain's Got To Fall," "Beverley Cross Narrates 'Half A Sixpence'."

Michael Mott: Abandoned Heart
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Songs by Michael Mott, sung by Mott, Jenna Ushkowitz, Brian Justin Crum, Loren Allred, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Natalie Weiss, Jennifer Damiano, Andy Mientus, Kacey Velazquez, Eric Lajuan Summers, Shayna Steele, Hannah Zazzaro and Crystal Monee Hall. "Love in Stereo," "So Relentless," "Minefield of Love," "Gold," "Not Your Fairytale," "Complicated," "Single City," "Abandoned Heart (Interlude)," "Genuine (It's Real)," "More Than Me," "Breathless," "My Favorite Color," "The Wild Ones," "Get Up On My Feet." Co-produced by Mott and Rich Matthew. Also at Broadway Records.

Retour à l'auberge Ganne
(new import CD)
Bernard Sauvat, Valérie Bonnier, Frank Thomas. French operetta by Frank Thomas and Bernard Sauvet. "Célébrant la vie romancée des peintres impressionnistes à Barbizon." (Celebrating the the romanticized life of Impressionist painters in Barbizon).


The Lion King: Twenty Years on Broadway and Around the World
(Disney Editions - hardcover book)
By by Michael Lassell. A Disney Theatrical Souvenir Book. In honor of its 20th anniversary (7/8/17) ... traces the origins of the show from the animated film, features stories from the creators and actors, and showcases never-before-published images both onstage and behind the scenes from the many productions around the world. 224 pages.

My Pride: Mastering Life's Daily Performance
(Disney Editions - Hardcover Book)
By Alton Fitzgerald White (The Lion King). White " delivers his message of service - taking responsibility for and deriving happiness from commonplace achievements - as a philosophy that anyone can get through each day with satisfaction, pride and a sense of accomplishment." 320 pages.

The Stephen Sondheim Collection - Volume 2: 40 Songs from 14 Shows and Films
(Rilting Music - Paperback Book)
Richard Walters, editor. Includes selections from Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Dick Tracy, Evening Primrose, Follies, The Frogs, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Into the Woods, A Little Night Music, Merrily We Roll Along, Passion, The Seven Percent Solution, Sunday in the Park with George, and Sweeney Todd. Plus detailed notes about the shows and films. 328 pages. Follow-up to 2012 The Stephen Sondheim Collection: 52 Songs from 17 Shows and Films.


Added, no release date:

Lena Hall: The Villa Satori, Growing Up Haight Ashbury
(new on CD)
Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots) "musical memoir." With guitarist Watt White, keyboardist John Deley, bassist Lee Nadel, and drummer Brian Fishler. Per the artist via Instagram.

Lena Hall: Obsessed–Hedwig
(new on CD)
Acoustic versions of songs from the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Per the artist via Instagram.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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