Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/6/16 (updated 9/9/16)

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Earlier recaps:

2016: August 30, 23, 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:

Alice Through the Looking Glass
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack from November 6, 1966, NBC TV special. Score by Elsie Simmons and Moose Charlap. Ricardo Montalban, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Palance, Jimmy Durante and the Smothers Brothers. "Through The Looking Glass," "There are Two Sides to Everything," "I Wasn't Meant to be a Queen," "Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are," "Jaberwock Song," "Keep on the Grass," "Some Summer Day," "The Backwards Alphabet," "Who Are You?," "'Twas Brillig," "Alice is Coming to Tea," "Through The Looking Glass" [End Credits].

Disaster! original Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
2016 Broadway cast includes Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Kevin Chamberlin, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Rachel York, Seth Rudetsky, Jennifer Simard, Max Crumm, Baylee Littrell and Lacretta Nicole. "Hot Stuff, " "The Lord's Prayer, " "Theme from Mahogany, " "Saturday Night, " "Do You Wanna Make Love?, " "Without You, " "I Am Woman/That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be, " "Mockingbird, " "Still the One, " "Never Can Say Goodbye/Torn Between Two Lovers, " "Feelings, " "Feels So Good, " "Knock on Wood, " "Hawaii Five-0 Theme, " "You're My Best Friend, " "Three Times a Lady, " "Ben, " "25 or 6 to 4, " "Sky High, " "When Will I Be Loved, " "Don't Cry Out Loud, " "Come to Me, " "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight, " "I Will Survive, " "A Fifth of Beethoven, " "Reunited, " "Daybreak, " "Hooked on a Feeling." Also at

Norbert Leo Butz: Girls, Girls, Girls - Live at 54 BELOW
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3)
Norbert Leo Butz new live album of his live show inspired by Greek female deities. Song selections range from Loretta Lynn and Elvis Costello to Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Johnny Cash. Produced by Michael Moritz, Jr. I Need to Talk About an Issue I Am Having…, Athena, "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Part I," Hera, "Mrs. Leroy Brown," Aphrodite, "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town," Demeter, "Martha," Persephone, "Tecumseh Valley," The Furies, "Sunny Came Home," The Muses, "Jolene," "Kathleen," "The Maiden,," "Come on Eileen," The Mother, "Stacy's Mom," The Crone, "Galway to Graceland," They Say Jung is Passé…, "Wig in a Box," The Entire Story of Feminism in the 20th Century Bookended by These 2 Songs…, "Sweet Lorraine" (1928), "Sweet Lorraine" (1996). Also at

The Robber Bridegroom
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Robert Waldman and Alfred Uhry. 2016 Roundabout Theatre Company Off-Broadway production cast includes Andrew Durand, Evan Harrington, Greg Hildreth, Leslie Kritzer, Ahna O'Reilly, Steven Pasquale, Nadia Quinn, Lance Roberts, Devere Rogers. "Once Upon the Natchez Trace," "Two Heads," "Steal With Style," "Rosamund's Dream," "The Pricklepear Bloom," "Nothin' Up," "Deeper in the Woods," "Marriage Is Riches," "Deeper in the Woods (Reprise)," "Love Stolen," "Poor Tied Up Darlin'," "Kitchen Girl (Mean as a Snake)," "Goodbye Salome," "Sleepy Man," "Where Oh Where," "Love Stolen (Wedding Reprise)," "Finale." Orchestrations by Justin Levine and Martin Lowe. Music direction by Justin Levine. Recorded June 1. Also at

State Fair
(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

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Stephen Schwartz's Magic To Do Digital
(DMI Soundtracks - new on mp3/at iTunes)
"In this whimsical musical revue, Schwartz weaves a spell-binding story inspired by his lifelong fascination with magic, showcasing some of his most famous songs, including "Day by Day" and "Defying Gravity" along with a new number, "A Little Magic," composed exclusively for Princess. Guided by a Magic Maker and his fantastical assistants, join us through a wondrous world of song, dance and history's most memorable magic illusions. It's a Broadway-caliber experience at sea. And where there's Magic to Do, there can be miracles, when you believe." Partnership with Princess Cruises, Stephen Schwartz, Jim Steinmeyer, Don Frantz, and Gabriel Barre. CD released previously.

VINYL ALBUMS Now Available:

Wicked OBC recording vinyl
(Verve - new 2-LP vinyl)
2005 original Broadway cast recording. Stephen Schwartz score. Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Joel Grey, Carole Shelley, Norbert Leo Butz, Michelle Federer, Christopher Fitzgerald, William Youmans. Disc One: "No One Mourns The Wizard," "Dear Old Shiz," "The Wizard And I," "What Is This Feeling," "Something Bad," "Dancing Through Life," "Popular," "I'm Not That Girl," "One Short Day," "A Sentimental Man. Disc: 2: "Defying Gravity," "Thank Goodness," "Wonderful," "I'm Not That Girl (reprise)," "As Long As You're Mine," "No Good Deed," "March of the Witch Hunters," "For Good," "Finale."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

All The Way
(HBO Home Video - new Blu-ray + Digital HD/DVD)
2016 HBO adaptation of Robert Schenkkan's play. Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie, Melissa Leo, Bradley Whitford, Stephen Root, Marque Richardson, Aisha Hinds, Todd Weeks, Mo McRae, Spencer Garrett, Ken Jenkins, Tim True, Bruce Nozick, Frank Langella, Ned Van Zandt, Dale E. Turner, Ray Wise, Eric Pumphrey, Dohn Norwood, Joe Morton.

BOOKs Now Available

Every Frenchman Has One
(Crown Archetype - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Olivia de Havilland. Back in print for the first time in decades, and featuring a new interview with the author in celebration of her centennial birthday. Released 6/28/16. 144 pages.

Unbuttoned: The Art and Artists of Theatrical Costume Design
(Focal Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition [released previously])
By Shura Pollatsek. Each chapter provides an overview of the process, including designing and shopping; draping, cutting, dyeing, and painting; and beading, sewing, and creating embellishments and accessories. Features interviews with practitioners from Broadway and regional theatres to opera and ballet companies. Behind-the-scenes photography illustrates top costume designers and craftspeople at work, along with costumes in progress. 192 pages.


On Your Feet! The Story Of Emilio & Gloria Estefan vinyl
(Analog Spark - new 2-LP vinyl)
Original Broadway cast recording. Cast includes Ana Villafañe, Josh Segarra, Alma Cuervo, Alexandria Suarez, Eduardo Hernandez, and Andréa Burns. "Rhythm is Gonna Get You," "Cuando Salí de Cuba," "Tradición," "Anything For You," "1-2-3," "I See Your Smile," "Mi Tierra," "Con Los Años Que Me Quedan," "Here We Are," "When Someone Comes Into Your Life," "Conga," "Get On Your Feet," "Live for Loving You," "You'll be Mine (Party Time)," "Oye Mi Canto," "Cuba Libre," "Famous," "If I Never Got to Tell You," "Wrapped," "Don't Wanna Lose You," "Reach," "Coming Out of the Dark," "Mega Mix." Recorded live at the Marquis Theatre 3/2/16.

Red Eye of Love studio cast digital
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
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, Sam Bolen, Sarah Corey, Nikki Renee Daniels, Christine DiGiallonardo, John Morton, Greg Roderick, Leah Stuart, and Matthew Zimmerman. 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." Booklet includes studio photography, a synopsis and a special note from John Wulp. Customers that pre-order the album on iTunes will receive an immediate download of the title track. CD to be released September 30. Also at

The Wild and Whimsical Worlds of David Mallamud
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
By composer David Mallamud. Singers Sierra Boggess, Janet Dacal, Morgan James, Constantine Maroulis, Christiane Noll, Brian Charles Rooney, and Amick Byram, plus Irish singer Cathie Ryan (Cherish the Ladies) and Dan Webb (Rant & Roar), in collaboration with the Albany Symphony’s rock-chamber ensemble, Dogs of Desire conducted by David Alan Miller. Featuring Eric Rigler on uilleann pipes and guitarist Joel Hoekstra. Album produced by Kim Scharnberg, Joel Moss and David Alan Miller. Also at


By Women Possessed: A Life of Eugene O'Neill
(Marian Wood Books/Putnam - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Arthur Gelb and Barbara Gelb. An "investigation of the emotional knots that ensnared one of our most important playwrights." 896 pages.