Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/8/20

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Please note that scheduling changes due to the coronavirus pandemic are being made as soon as we are aware of them. But there may be further changes in release dates in the future, as things play out.

See the complete list of Upcoming/Recent releases.

Earlier recaps:

2020: September 1, August 25, 18, 11, 4 | July 28, 21, 14, 7 | June 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | May 26, 19, 12, 5 | April 28, 21, 14, 7 | March 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | February 25, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

VINYL Albums Now Available:

Flower Drum Song
(Craft Recordings - new double vinyl set)
Reissue of 1958 original Broadway cast recording of Rodgers & Hammerstein score. Barnes & Noble exclusive. Larry "Overture," "You Are Beautiful," "A Hundred Million Miracles," "I Enjoy Being a Girl," "I Am Going to Like It Here," "Like A God," "Chop Suey," "Don't Marry Me," "Grant Avenue," "Love, Look Away, ""At the Celestial Bar: Fan Tan Fannie / Gliding Through My Memoree / Grant Avenue," "Entr'acte," "The Other Generation," "Sunday," "The Other Generation," "Wedding Parade and Finale." Mastered from the original three-track tape and cut at 45-RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound. Available at Released 9/4/20.

In the Heights
(Ghostlight Records - red/white/blue vinyl set)
Score by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Exclusive Barnes & Noble release. Features special red, white and blue-colored vinyl honoring the colors of the Puerto Rican flag. Features remastered audio, 90 minutes of music, and a 16-page booklet with full lyrics, original Broadway show photos, a synopsis, and liner notes from director Thomas Kail. Mp3 download card is also included. Lin-Manuel Miranda score. Andrea Burns, Janet Dacal, Robin DeJesus, Carlos Gomez, Mandy Gonzalez, Christopher Jackson, Priscilla Lopez, Olga Merediz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo, Seth Stewart. Side A: "In the Heights," "Breathe," "Benny's Dispatch." Side B: "It Won't Be Long Now," "Inútil," "No Me Diga." Side C: "96,000," "Paciencia y Fe (Patience and Faith)," "When You're Home." Side D: "Piragua," "The Club," "Blackout." Side E: "Sunrise," "Hundreds of Stories," "Enough," "Carnaval del Barrio," "Atención," "Alabanza." Side F: "Everything I Know," "Piragua (Reprise)," "Champagne," "When the Sun Goes Down," "Finale." Album produced by Andrés Levin and Kurt Deutsch. Released 9/4/20. Available at Previously released on CD, mp3, and at iTunes.

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical OLC
(Ghostlight Records - new gold-colored vinyl LP)
First time on vinyl, exclusive at Barnes & Noble. Original London cast recording featuring Adrienne Warren and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Jenny Fitzpatrick, Madeline Appiah, Lorna Gayle, Tom Godwin, Francesca Jackson, Natey Jones, Ryan O'Connell, Jason Langley, and Claudia Elie. "Etherland," "Nutbush City Limits," "Don't Turn Around," "Shake a Tailfeather," "The Hunter," "Matchbox," "It's Gonna Work Out Fine," "A Fool in Love," "Let's Stay Together," "Better Be Good to Me," "I Want To Take You Higher," "River Deep - Mountain High," "Be Tender with Me," "Proud Mary," "I Don't Wanna Fight," "Private Dancer," "Disco Inferno," "Open Arms ," "I Can't Stand the Rain," "Tonight," "What's Love Got to Do with It," "We Don't Need Another Hero," "The Best," "Finale, Nutbush City Limits / Proud Mary." Recorded in London. The LP includes liner notes, synopsis, and production and studio photography. Available at Released earlier new on CD, mp3 and at iTunes.

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Jardim Noturno-Canções e Obras para Piano de Claudio Santoro
(Sesc Digital - new double album on mp3/at iTunes)
Paulo Szot and pianist Nahim Marun perform classical pieces by Brazilian composer Claudio Santoro. Released 8/12/20.

Books Now Available:

(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by James Graham, which appeared on Broadway in 2019. 144 pages.

Stars in Their Underwear: My unpredictable journey from Broadway dancer to costume designer for some of Hollywood's biggest stars
(Miranda Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition on 9/10/20)
Assistant to Bob Mackie, Diana Eden, dancer, actress, and costume designer, pulls back the curtain on stage and screen personalities such as Carol Burnett, Debra Messing, George Clooney, Betty White, Dixie Carter, Thomas Haden Church, Kaley Cuoco, and many more. Illustrated by Marisa Cooper. 272 pages. Released 6/13/20.

Understanding Tracy Letts
(Univ of South Carolina Press - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Thomas Fahy. First book dedicated to the writing of Tracy Letts. An introduction to his plays and an invitation to engage more deeply with his work. Part of Understanding Contemporary American Literature series. 144 pages.


Christmas in Hollywood
(Stage Door Records - new import 2-CD set)
"Festive songs from the silver screen and yuletide favourites as sung by iconic Hollywood stars from the golden age of cinema and television." Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Danny Kaye, Doris Day, Deanna Durbin, Shirley Temple, Dick Powell, Esther Williams, Jimmy Durante, Red Buttons, Tab Hunter, Debbie Reynolds, Rosemary Clooney, Gordon MacRae, Nelson Eddy, Jeanette MacDonald and many more. Also spotlights recordings by Hollywood's "ghost singers," with featured songs performed by Marni Nixon, Norma Zimmer and Bill Lee. Plus the complete 1959 stereo album "We Wish You a Merry Christmas - 15 Great Christmas Favorites sung by Warner Bros. Stars," with songs by stars of popular television shows including Roger Moore, Connie Stevens, Dorothy Provine, Eddie Cole and others.

Jagged Little Pill OBC
(Atlantic - new 2-LP vinyl set)
Jane Bruce, Anthony Cipriano, Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Logan Hart, Derek Klena, Max Kumangai, Sean Allan Krill, Ezra Menas, Lauren Patten, Nora Schell, Elizabeth Stanley. "Overture," "See Right Through You," "All I Really Want," "Hand in My Pocket," "Smiling," "Ironic," "So Unsexy," "Perfect," "Lancers Party (So Pure)," "That I Would Be Good," "Wake Up," "Forgiven," "Entr'Acte (Hand's Clean)," "Not The Doctor," "Head Over Feet," "Unprodigal Daughter," "Predator," "You Oughta Know," "Uninvited," "Mary Jane," "No," "Thank U," "You Learn." Released previously on CD, mp3 and at iTunes.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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