Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 8/23/16 (updated 8/26/16)

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Earlier recaps:

2016: August 16, 9, 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:

Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway
(Columbia - new on CD/vinyl/mp3/at iTunes)
Streisand duets. "At the Ballet" (with Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley), "Loving You" (with Patrick Wilson), "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" (virtual duet with Anthony Newley), "The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened" (with Alec Baldwin), "Any Moment Now" (with Hugh Jackman), "Anything You Can (I Can Do Better)" (with Melissa McCarthy), "Pure Imagination" (with Seth MacFarlane), "Take Me to the World" (with Antonio Banderas), "I'll Be Seeing You / I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" (with Chris Pine), "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" (with Jamie Foxx). Target exclusive version will include four solo tracks: "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" (Too Many Girls), "Not a Day Goes By," "Fifty Percent," and "Losing My Mind."

Fool Britannia / Scandal / Stop the World I Want
(Cherry Red Records - on 2-CD import set)
Fool Britannia, comedy satire written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse and recorded live by Newley, Bricusse, Peter Sellers, Joan Collins, Daniel Massey and Michael Lipton before an invited audience, August 6, 1963; soundtrack from 1989 film Scandal featuring Frank Sinatra, Guy Mitchell, The Shadows, Johnny Preston, Jimmy Smith, Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren, Chubby Checker, Julie London, John Coltrane, and Enrico Caruso; original British cast recording of Stop the World - I Want to Get off, featuring Anthony Newley with Anna Quayle; and a selection of satirical sketches and songs and from 1960s British TV shows "That Was the Week that Was" which includes performances by Millicent Martin, David Frost, Roy Kinnear, Lance Percival, Willie Rushton, and and "The Establishment," with Eleanor Bron, and John Fortune.

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Cirque du Soleil Paramour Digital
(Sony - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Cirque du Soleil Broadway show. Songs and selections from the show, including material by Bob & Bill and Andreas Carlsson. Features Jeremy Kushnier as A.J., the director; Ruby Lewis as Indigo, the starlet; and Ryan Vona as Joey, the composer. "The Hollywood Wiz, " "Ginger Top, " "Something More, " "AJ's Blues, " "The Muse, " "Serenade from a Window, " "The Honeymoon Days of Fame, " "Cleopatra, " "Egyptian Gift, " "Help a Girl Choose, " "The Dream, " "Revenge Fantasies, " "Love Triangle, " "Writer's Block, " "Everything (The Lover's Theme), " "NYC Rooftops, " "Reel Love, " "Everything (Reprise)." Recorded June 29 and 30. CD copies to be released September 16.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Liquid Plain
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Naomi Wallace (One Flea Spare, Things of Dry Hours). 96 pages.

CALENDAR Now Available:

2017 On Broadway Wall Calendar
(Time Factory - Wall Calendar)
12 Broadway musicals plus 4-month bonus spread. Production notes by Michael Gioia (

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Mike Nichols: American Masters
(FilmRise - new on BD-R, Blu-ray on Demand)
Documentary directed by Elaine May; appeared on American Masters series. Released 8/16/16.


Himself and Nora 2016
(Ghostlight Records - new cast recording)
Live recording of 2016 Off-Broadway cast. Jonathan Brielle score. Whitney Bashor, Matt Bogart as James Joyce, Lianne Marie Dobbs, Michael McCormick, Zachary Prince.

The Intimate Keely Smith (Expanded Edition)
(Real Gone Records - new on CD)
1964 album, and the first of five Keely Smith Reprise albums to be released on CD for the first time in deluxe packages featuring bonus tracks, rare photos, and new liner notes by Steve Hoffman. Tracks include "Time After Time," "God Bless the Child," and bonus tracks include her duet with Frank sinatra "Twin Soliloquies" from the Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre Presents South Pacific album, plus rare non-LP single "No One Ever Tells You" by Carole King and Gerry Goffin arranged by Jack Nitszche and produced by Bowen.


When Broadway Went to Hollywood
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Ethan Mordden. Charts the volatile and galvanizing influence of Broadway on Hollywood (and vice versa) throughout the twentieth century, taking the reader behind the scenes of the great Hollywood musicals (The Wizard of Oz, Gigi, The Sound of Music, Chicago, West Side Story, The Music Man, Grease) as well as some of the outrageous flops. 272 pages.