Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 8/28/18

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Earlier recaps:

2018: August 21, 14, 7 | July 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | June 26, 19, 12, 5 | May 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | April 24, 17, 10, 3, March 27, 20, 13, 6 | February 27, 20, 13, 6 | January 30, 23, 16, 9, 2

2017 | 2016 | 2015

CDs Now Available:

All That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago audiobook
(Oxford Univ Press - Audiobook on CD)
Audiobook narrated by Joel Froomkin. Book by Ethan Mordden. A look back at Chicago's various moving parts—including the original 1926 play that started it all, a sexy silent film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, a talkie remake with Ginger Rogers, the musical itself, and at last the movie of the musical. Released earlier in hardcover and Kindle format.

BOOKs Now Available:

American Theatre Wing, an Oral History: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles
(Graphic Arts Books - Hardcover Book)
Patrick Pacheco, editor. Introduction by Rosie O'Donnell. Foreword by Angela Lansbury. Accounts of the artists and theater advocates who created and sustained the preeminent theatrical organization, The American Theatre Wing. 268 pages.

Broadway Sensations Paper Dolls
(Paper Studio Press - Paperback Book)
By David Wolfe and Cory Jensen (illustrator). Features Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Heather Headley, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and Audra McDonald. The 16 costumes span seven decades of Broadway shows: Wicked, My Fair Lady, Gypsy, Funny Girl, The Lion King, Evita, Camelot, Porgy and Bess, Aida, Rent, I Can Get It for You Wholesale, Sunday in the Park with George, Shuffle Along, and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Also includes a history of Broadway and trivia quiz.

Network: based on the Paddy Chayefsky film
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
New play by Lee Hall, based on the screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky. Play to debut at the National Theatre in November 2017, featuring Bryan Cranston. 96 pages. Kindle Edition already available.

CALENDAR Now Available:

Hamilton: An American Musical - 2019 Wall Calendar
(Universe Publishing - wall calendar)
Features images of the original cast by Josh Lehrer, lyrics from the show, plus important historical dates. 24 pages.


Ben Bagley's Harold Arlen Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Music by Harold Arlen. Lyrics by Ralph Blane, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson, and Lew Brown, Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg, Ted Koehler, Bud McCreery, Johnny Mercer, and Jack Yellin. Performers include Phyllis Diller, Estelle Parsons, David Burns, Nancy Andrews, Gloria DeHaven, Blossom Dearie. At [Released date approximate.]

Girl from the North Country OLC
(Sony - new on import CD)
Songs by Bob Dylan, feature in new play by Conor McPherson (currently at London's Old Vic). Sheila Atim, Ron Cook, Bronagh Gallagher, Shirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds, Claudia Jolly, Arinzé Kene, Debbie Kurup, Kirsty Malpass, Jim Norton, Tom Peters, Karl Queensborough, Sam Reid, Michael Shaeffer, Jack Shalloo, and Stanley Townsend. "Sign on the Window," "Went to See the Gypsy," "Tight Connection to My Heart," "Slow Train Coming/License to Kill," "Ballad of a Thin Man" (Instrumental), "I Want You," "Blind Willie McTell" (Instrumental), "Like a Rolling Stone/To Make You Feel My Love," "Like a Rolling Stone" (Reprise)/I Want You," "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere/Jokerman," "Sweetheart Like You/True Love Tends to Forget," "Girl from the North Country," "Hurricane/All Along the Watchtower/Idiot Wind," "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" (Instrumental), "Duquesne Whistle/Señor" (Tales of Yankee Power)/Is Your Love in Vain?/License to Kill," "Tight Connection to My Heart" (Underscore/Reprise), "Lay Lady Lay" (Instrumental)/Jokerman" (Reprise)/Clair De Lune," "Forever Young," "My Back Pages." Previously available as an import.

Porgy and Bess 1952
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
1952 European touring cast, as broadcast live on radio in Berlin on September 21, 1952. George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward score restored and remastered. Cast includes William Warfield, Leontyne Price, and Cab Calloway. Available at [Release date approximate.]

Pretty Woman: The Musical OBC
(Atlantic - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of Bryan Adams score. Cast includes Samantha Barks, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Eric Anderson, Ezra Knight, and Jason Danieley. "Welcome to Hollywood," "Anywhere But Here," "Something About Her (Preamble)," "Something About Her," "Luckiest Girl in The World," "Rodeo Drive," "Anywhere But Here (Reprise)," "On A Night Like Tonight," "Don't Forget to Dance," "Freedom," "You're Beautiful," "Welcome to Our World (More Champagne)," "This Is My Life," "Never Give Up on A Dream," "You and I," "I Can't Go Back," "Freedom (Reprise)," "Long Way Home," "Together Forever," "You and I (Edit)." Released onnew on mp3 and at iTunesearlier.


Miss You Like Hell
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Libretto for musical adaptation of Quiara Alegría Hudes' play 26 Miles by Hudes and Erin McKeown. 120 pages.

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary American Plays: Volume Two
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
Each play is introduced by critically acclaimed writers. The volume includes: The Edge of Our Bodies by Adam Rapp, introduced by AM Homes; The Coward by Nick Jones, introduced by Marsha Norman; The Book of Grace by Suzan-Lori Parks, introduced by Oskar Eustis; What Once We Felt by Ann Marie Healy, introduced by Paula Vogel. 328 pages.

Rise Up!: Broadway and American Society from 'Angels in America' to 'Hamilton'
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
By Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune). "... tells the story of Broadway's renaissance from the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, via the disaster that was Spiderman: Turn off the Dark through the unparalleled financial, artistic and political success of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton." 240 pages.


Added to November 5:

It Happened in Key West
(Outside The Box LLC - new on CD)
Live London cast album of Jill Santoriello score. Cast includes Alyssa Martyn, Wade McCollum, Sophia Lewis.

Added for later in 2018:

Gettin' The Band Back Together OBC
(Sh-K-Boom Records - new on CD)
Score by Mark Allen. Cast includes Mitchell Jarvis, Jay Klaitz, Manu Narayan, Paul Whitty, Sawyer Nunes, Marilu Henner, Kelli Barrett, Becca Kötte, Garth Kravits, Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, and Brandon Williams.