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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 8/26/14

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:

August 19 | 12 | 5 | July 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | June 24, 17, 10, 3 | May 27, 20, 13, 6 | April 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | March 25, 18, 11, 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013

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CDs Now Available:

Linda Live
(new on CD)
New Linda Eder live album. "Looking Through the Eyes of Love," "Blue Skies," "Stormy Weather," "I'm Not Lisa," "Someone Like You," "I Dreamed a Dream," "Sam," "You Made the Pants Too Long," "If I Could," "Fernando" (with Peter Calo), "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "New Oldies Medley," "More Than Heaven," "Climb Every Mountain," "Vienna," "Man of La Mancha," "Over the Rainbow." Available at

Mary Poppins: The Legacy Collection
(Disney - new on 3 CDs)
Book-bound three-disc collectible set. Disc one: the original soundtrack; Disc two (some released on Saving Mr. Banks: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack —Deluxe Edition): 15 "pre-demos" recorded by the composer's during pre-production of the film, including a handful of songs that never made it to the final; seven "Lost Chords" tracks; Disc three: excerpts from the P.L. Travers story meetings with Don DaGradi and The Sherman Brothers and bonus material. Also, newly illustrated artwork by Lorelay Bove. Richard and Robert Sherman score with Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Glynis Johns, David Tomlinson. Disc two: "The Perfect Nanny" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Jolly Holiday" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "The Pearly Song" (Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious)" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Stay Awake" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman, "Chim Chim Cher-ee" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "I Love to Laugh" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Feed the Birds" (Tuppence a Bag)" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M. Sherman, "Let's Go Fly a Kite" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Mary Poppins Melody" (Pre-Demo) —Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "Mary Poppins Melody" (New Recording) —Kate Higgins, "Admiral Boom" (Demo) —Richard M Sherman, "Admiral Boom" (New Recording) —Randy Crenshaw, Jeff Gunn & Dennis Kyle, "The Right Side" (Pre-Demo) —Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "The Right Side" (New Recording) —Juliana Hansen, "The Chimpanzoo" (Demo) with Richard M Sherman, "The Chimpanzoo" (New Recording) —Bob Joyce, Jeff Gunn, Randy Crenshaw & Dennis Kyle, "The Land of Sand" (Pre-Demo) —Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman, "The Land of Sand" (New Recording) —Kate Higgins, Juliana Hansen, Jeff Gunn & Bob Joyce, "The North Pole Polka" (Pre-Demo) —Richard M Sherman, "The North Pole Polka" (New Recording) with Jeff Gunn, Bob Joyce, Richard M Sherman, Kate Higgins & Dennis Kyle, "The Eyes of Love" (Pre-Demo) with Richard M Sherman, "The Eyes of Love" (New Recording) with Juliana Hansen, "Overture" (LP Version)". Disc three: Cherry Tree Lane, Mr Banks Decided to Hire a Nanny Himself, The Children Write Their Own Advertisement, The Line of Applicants/Mary Poppins Arrives, Notes on Mary Meeting The Banks, Up to the Nursery, Bert and the Talking Pictures, A Carousel Horse Ride to the Seashore, The Return Home, The Next Morning We Meet the Sweep, Uncle Albert's, A Change in the Wind and An Adventure with Admiral Boom, The Bird Woman, Mr Banks and The Compass, The Compass Sequence: Timbuktu, The Compass Sequence: The Land of Sand, The Compass Sequence: Tea in China, The Compass Sequence: The North Pole, The Return Home, Everyone Descends on Cherry Tree Lane, Mary Departs, Hollywood Spotlight Microphone Interview, 1964, The Sherman Brothers Reminisce.


A...My Name Will Always Be Alice - Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3)
Digital release. Combination of the 1984 award winning Off-Broadway musical revue A...My Name Is Alice and its 1992 sequel A... My Name is Still Alice. Cheryl Howard, Heather McRae, Barbara Walsh, Gwen Stewart, Conceived by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

Audra Mariel
(new digital album)
"Spirited interpretations of Great American Songbook standards from the early-to-mid 20th century." "I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl," "Because of You," "Say It Isn't So," "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen," "Guilty," "Pennies from Heaven," "When Your Lover Has Gone," "You Go to My Head," "L'accordeoniste," "Dream a Little Dream of Me." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

Bring Back Birdie
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
1981 OBC recording. Charles Strouse/Lee Adams score. Chita Rivera, Donald O'Connor, Robin Morse, Maurice Hines, Marcel Forestieri, Maria Karnilova. "Overture," "Twenty Happy Years," "Movin' Out," "Half of a Couple," "I Like What I Do," "Bring Back Birdie," "Baby, You Can Count On Me," "A Man Worth Fightin' For," "You Can Never Go Back," "Back in Show Biz Again," "Middle Age Blues," "Inner Peace," "There's a Brand New Beat in Heaven," "Well, I'm Not!," "When Will Grown-Ups Grow Up?," "Young," "I Love 'Em All," "Bring Back Birdie (Reprise) / Finale," "Rosie." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.

Brownstone - The Musical Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3)
2003 cast album. Peter Larson/Josh Rubins score. Rebecca Luker, Liz Callaway and Brian D'Arcy James, as well as Debbie Gravitte and Kevin Reed. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

Breakfast At Tiffany's Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3)
1995 world premiere studio cast recording. Bob Merrill score. Faith Prince, Jonathan Freeman, John Schneider, Sally Kellerman, Hal Linden, Carol Woods, Ron Raines, Patrick Cassidy. "Overture," "I've Got a Penny," "The Wittiest Fellow in Pittsburgh," "Breakfast At Tiffany's," "So Here We Are Again," "Travelin'," "Holly Golightly," "Calling All Men," "Freddy Chant," "Lament for Ten Men," "The Party People," "When Daddy Came Home," "My Nice Ways," "The Home For Wayward Girls," "You've Never Kissed Her," "Lulamae," "The Girl You Used to Be," "Hot Damn (Bessie's Blues)," "Who Needs Her?," "Sex Dance," "Entr'acte," "Nothing Is New in New York," "Good Girls Go to Heaven," "Ciao Compare," "The Bachelor," "The Rose," "Quiet Coffee," "Stay With Me," "Grade "A" Treatment," "Travelin' (Reprise)," "Same Mistakes," "Breakfast At Tiffany's (Reprise)," "Exit Music." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

The Confidence Man Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
2003 original cast recording. Jim Steinman/Ray Errol Fox score. Norbert Leo Butz, Andre de Shields, Mark Nadler, Terry Waldo, Julia Murney, Yancey Arias, Jamison Stern, Eric Michael Gillett, D.J. Bradley, Lachanze, Garrett Long, Chuck Cooper, Andrea Marcovicci, KT Sullivan. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes

A Doll's Life Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
1982 OBC recording. Larry Grossman/Betty Comden/Adolph Green score. Betsy Joslyn, Peter Gallagher, Norman A. Large, Edmund Lyndeck, George Hearn, David Vosburgh, Barbara Lang. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes

Grind: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(Yellow Sound Label - new digital EP mp3/iTunes)
Five new songs performed by Anthony Rapp and Eric Michael Krop with music by Derek Gregor and lyrics by Selda Sahin. "Stay the Night" (Eric Michael Krop), "Do It Anyway" (Anthony Rapp), "End of Me" (Anthony Rapp and Eric Michael Krop), "Easier Not to Care" (Eric Michael Krop), "Used to be You" (Anthony Rapp). The 35 minute short film, written and directed by Zachary Halley and Anthony Rapp, Claire Coffee, Pasha Pellosie, Jennifer Babiak, Adam Halpin, Celia Au, Trey Gerrald, Danny Blu, Drew Brody, Jonathan Chang, Ravi Roth and Matt Shingledecker, will be available online October 1. Soundtrack produced by Telly Leung and Michael Croiter.

Is There Life After High School? Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
1982 OBC recording. Craig Carnelia score. Harry Groener, Raymond Baker, David Patrick Kelly, Sandy Faison, Maureen Sillman, James Widdoes, Alma Cuervo, Cynthia Carle, Phillip Hoffman, Craig Carnelia (bonus solo track). Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.

Noël Coward Off the Record: Steve Ross and Friends - Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
22 unknown songs by Noël Coward recorded here for the first time. Steve Ross with Jeanne Lehman, Edward Hibbert and Lisa Riegel. Songs include "Baseball Rag" (Music by Doris Doris, 1917-18), "Sentiment" (Philip Braham, London Calling, 1923), "Spanish Grandee" (London Calling, 1923), "When We Were Girls Together" (London Calling, 1923), "Morganatic Love" (Tamaran, unproduced), "Meme les Anges" (Fallen Angels, 1923), "I'm So in Love" (On With The Dance, 1925), "One Fine Day" (for Nora Bayes,1924), "What's to Become of the Children?" (White Birds, 1927), "It Doesn't Matter How Old You Are" (This Year of Grace, 1928), "We Are Living in a Changing World" (1941), "Why Do You Pass Me By" (Charles Trenet, 1940s), "Heavenly Moment" (Samoan Operette, unproduced), "We've Got the Country at the Corner of the Street" (Hoi Polloi, unproduced), "When the Journey's Over" (Later Than Spring, unproduced), "Let's Be Sincere" (Later Than Spring, unproduced), "Always Be Kind to the Gentlemen" (1940s), "Just People" (The Girl Who Came To Supper, 1963), "What has Happened to Charles" (High Spirits, 1964), "I Gave My Heart" (Oscar Straus, 1930s), "Je T'aime" (Oscar Straus, 1930s), "There Will Always Be" (1940s) plus comments by Ross. Co-produced with Bruce Yeko. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.

Oh Brother! Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3/iTunes)
1981 OBC recording. Michael Valenti/Donald Driver score. Larry Marshall, Steve Sterner, Mark Martino, Steve Bourneuf, Kathy Mahony-Bennett, Thomas LoMonaco, Joe Morton, David Carroll, Harry Groener, Alan Weeks, Judy Kaye, Mary Mastrantonio, Alyson Reed. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.

Prettybelle Digital
(Original Cast Records - new mp3iTunes)
1971 Boston cast recording. Jule Styne/Bob Merrill score. Michael Jason, Angela Lansbury, Mark Dawson, Bert Michaels, Peter Lombard. Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album available at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes.

Stage Fright - Digital
(Lakeshore Records - new on mp3/iTunes)
Soundtrack for new movie musical comedy that "that mixes heavy metal rock with a full orchestral sound." Performances by Meat Loaf, Minnie Driver, Allie MacDonald and the Metal Killer. Music and lyrics by Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion. Film was released on Blu-ray on July 8.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

All That Jazz Blu-ray
(Criterion - new on 3-disc Blu-ray/DVD and 2-disc DVD)
1979 film. Roy Scheider, Ann Reinking, Jessica Lange, LEland Palmer, Cliff Gorman, Ben Vereen. Directed by Bob Fosse. Extras: feature-length audio commentary with editor Alan Heim; scene-specific commentary with Roy Scheider; new Razzle-Dazzle video essay by Matt Zoller Seitz; 1980 episode of talk show "Tomorrow" with Fosse and choreographer Agnes de Mille; new interview with Heim; new interview with Fosse biographer Sam Wasson; interview excerpts and footage from the set, featuring Fosse and Scheider; 2007 documentary Portrait of a Choreographer; 2007 documentary The Soundtrack: Perverting the Standards; 2007 interview with George Benson about his song "On Broadway," which opens the film. Also included, booklet featuring an essay by Hilton Als. New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed 3.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return - Blu-ray
(20th Century Fox - new Blu-ray/DVD)
Animated film featuring the voices of Lea Michele, Megan Hilty, Bernadette Peters, and Martin Short, among many others. 88 minutes.

Sir Laurence Olivier's Shakespeare Collection
(Kultur Video - on 2 DVDs)
King Lear with John Hurt and Diana Rigg; Othello with Maggie Smith, Frank Finlay and Joyce Redman.

The Normal Heart Blu-ray
(new Blu-ray/DVD & DVD)
2014 HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer play. Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Jonathan Groff, Joe Mantello, Stephen Spinella, BD Wong.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Assembled Parties
(Dramatist's Play Service - Paperback Book)
Play by Richard Greenberg. Produced on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in 2013. Also published in July: Becoming Dr. Ruth by Mark St. Germain, A Free Man of Color by John Guare, Lucky Guy by Nora Ephron.

The London Stage 1940-1949: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
Second and updated edition of book in series by J.P. Wearing. Chronological calendar of more than 2,400 productions at 53 major central London theatres from the first of January, 1940, through the 31st of December, 1949. during this period. For each production: Title, Author, Theatre, Performers, Personnel, Opening and Closing Dates, Number of Performances. Other details include genre of the production, number of acts, and a list of reviews. Comment section includes other interesting information, such as plot description, first-night reception by the audience, noteworthy performances, staging elements, and details of performances in New York either prior to or after the London production.


My Dream Duets: Barry Manilow
(Verve - new on CD)
Barry sings with late singers including John Denver, Judy Garland, Dusty Springfield, Louis Armstrong and Whitney Houston.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella 50th Anniversary Edition
(Shout! Factory - new DVD)
New, high quality digital transfer from the original master of 1964 televised version. Lesley Ann Warren, Stuart Damon, Ginger Rogers, Walter Pigeon, Celeste Holm. Extra: Retrospective Featurette. 83 minutes.

Two Boys
(Nonesuch - new on 2 CDs)
Nico Muhly opera recorded live at Metropolitan Opera. David Robertson conductor; libretto by Craig Lucas; directed by Barlett Sher. Alice Coote, Paul Appleby, Jennifer Zetlan, Caitlin Lynch, Sandra Piques Eddy, Judith Forst, Christopher Bolduc and Keith Miller.


Behind the Scenes
(Weidenfeld & Nicolson - Hardcover Book)
By Dame Judi Dench. Fully updated and expanded edition of her first photograph album Scenes from My Life, published in 2005. Personal take on her life and career, showing her off stage as well as on: in the wings, off sets, in dressing rooms and happily larking about. Illustrated with photographs from her own collections. 256 pages.

The Director Within: Storytellers of Stage and Screen
(Weslayan - Hardcover Book)
By Rose Eichenbaum. Aron Hirt-Manheimer, editor. Interviews with Peter Bogdanovich, Julie Taymor, Mel Brooks, Tim Van Patten, Hal Prince, Barry Levinson and others; with Eichenbaum's portrait photographs. 272 pages.

Poster Pack: Strictly Hollywood
(Carlton Publishing - Paperback)
Eight posters, some full color and some black and white: Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in An American in Paris; Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time; Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly in High Society; Betty Garrett, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, Gene Kelly, Jules Munshin, and Vera Ellen in On the Town; Marge and Gower Champion in Show Boat; Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain; The Jets dancing in West Side Story; and Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in Funny Face. 8 pages; 12.7 x 5.3 inches.

Stephen Joseph: Theatre Pioneer and Provocateur
(Bloomsbury Methuen - Paperback Book)
By Paul Elsam. This radical man brought theatre-in-the-round to Britain, provoked Ayckbourn, Pinter and verbatim theatre creator Peter Cheeseman to write and direct, and democratised theatregoing. Draws on largely unsorted archival material (including letters from Harold Pinter, J. B. Priestley, Peggy Ramsay and others), and on new interviews with figures including Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Trevor Griffiths and Sir Ben Kingsley. Detailed assessment of Joseph's work and ideas during his lifetime, and summaries his broadly-unrecognised posthumous legacy within contemporary theatre. 224 pages.

The Theatre of Caryl Churchill (Critical Companions)
(Bloomsbury Methuen - Paperback Book)
By R. Darren Gobert. Documents and analyses the major plays and productions of one of Britain's greatest and most innovative playwrights, drawing on hundreds of never-before-seen archival sources from the US and the UK.