Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/11/18 (updated 9/14/18)

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2018: September 4 | August 28, 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

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CD Now Available:

The Beast in the Jungle
(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new on CD//on mp3/at iTunes)
Score from the recent Off-Broadway show. Music by John Kander. Produced by Michael Croiter and David Loud, and co-produced by Kumiko Yoshii, Una Jackman and Jay Alix. Also at

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.]

Light Years: Live
(Signature Theatre Records - new on CD/mp3)
Arlington, Virginia, Signature Theatre cast recording of Robbie Schaefer score. Available on CD at the Signature Theatre online store and mp3 album at

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.]

Tony Bennett & Diana Krall: Love Is Here To Stay
(Verve - new on CD/mp3/vinyl/at iTunes)
The songs of George and Ira Gershwin. "'S Wonderful," "My One And Only," "But Not For Me," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Love Is Here To Stay," "I Got Rhythm," "Somebody Loves Me," "Do It Again," "I’ve Got A Crush On You," "Fascinating Rhythm," "They Can’t Take That Away From Me," "Who Cares?" Accompanied by the Bill Charlap Trio.


Marissa Mulder: Two Tickets Left
(Miranda Music - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Award winning cabaret singer. "Chelsea Morning," "Hand in My Pocket," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "It's Amazing the Things That Float," "Old Fashioned Hat," "Martha," "Chasing the Sun," "I Remember," "Beautiful," "End of the World," "Take It with Me." Released 8/16/18.

Travis Moser: The Midtown Sessions
(new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
Celebrates the iconic divas of Broadway and beyond that have influenced the singer's work. Recorded live at The Smooth Spot Recording Studio in Midtown Manhattan. "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "All That Jazz," "Losing My Mind," "Adios." Released 8/16/18.

SHEET MUSIC Now Available:

Be More Chill sheet music
(digital sheet music)
Joe Iconis score. Show playing Off-Broadway. Available at

The Mad Ones sheet music
(digital sheet music)
Sheet music for Brian Lowdermilk / Kate Kerrigan score. Presented at 59E59 in 2017 (The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown). Available at

MUSIC to be released this Friday, September 14:


A Christmas Story Live!
(Warner Home Video - new on DVD)
2017 live TV show based on the musical with book by Joseph Robinette, and score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, itself based on a story by Jean Shepherd. Cast includes Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer, David Alan Grier, Ken Jeong, Andy Walken and PrettyMuch. Scott Ellis executive producer and Alex Rudzinski the live television director.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon)
Previously available as an import. Original West End cast recording of score by Dan Gillespie Sells (music) and Tom MacRae (lyrics). Cast includes Mina Anwar, Luke Baker, Tamsin Carroll, John McCrea, Phil Nichol, Lucie Shorthouse, Josie Walker. "And You Don't Even Know It," "The Wall in My Head," "Spotlight," "The Legend of Loco Chanel (And the Blood Red Dress)," "If I Met Myself Again," "Work of Art," "Over the Top," "Everybody's Talking About Jamie," "Limited Edition Prom Night Special," "It Means Beautiful," "Ugly in This Ugly World," "He's My Boy," "My Man, Your Boy," "Prom Song," "Finale," "Out of the Darkness (A Place Where We Belong)." This North American edition of the West End original cast recording features deluxe packaging including full lyrics. Also at [Amazon link should start working soon.]

Springsteen: Broadcasting From Broadway
(Shockwaves - new on CD)[Not a recording of the Broadway show.] Collects together the same songs Bruce Springsteen performed during his shows at the Walter Kerr Theatre and presents them in the same running order. The tracks have been selected from live radio performances that span Bruce's career, illustrating what he describes as the "arc of my life" and "my work in a sonic time capsule." "Growin' Up" (Live from Richmond, VA 1973), "My Hometown" (Live from Buenos Aires 1988), "My Father's House" (Live from the Sports Arena, Los Angeles, 1984), "Thunder Road" (Live from the Roxy Theater, West Hollywood, 1978), "The Promised Land" (Live from the Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ, 1978), "Born in the U.S.A" (acoustic, live from the Tower Theater, Philadelphia, 1995), "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" (Live from the Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ, 1978), "Tougher Than the Rest" (Live from Stockholm, 1988), "Brilliant Disguise" (with Patti Scialfa, live from Stockholm, 1988), "Dancing in the Dark" (Live from Buenos Aires 1988), "Born to Run" (Live from the Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ, 1978), "The Ghost of Tom Joad" (Live from the Tower Theater, Philadelphia , 1995).

Tonya & Nancy (Highlights from the Rock Opera): Live at Feinstein's/54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Elizabeth Searle’s and Michael Teoli’s rock opera, which played NYMF among other places. Lauren Worsham, Ashley Spencer, Nancy Opel, Tony LePage. Produced By Michael J Moritz Jr, Michael Teoli and Brandon Loewit. Also at [Amazon link should start working soon.]


New on Kickstarter:

Robbie Rozelle's Debut Solo Live Album
Cabaret director, theatre graphic designer, singer Robbie ROzelle's cabaret act "Songs From Inside My Locker."

Amazon links now working for:

The Boy Who Danced on Air
(Broadway Records - new on CD on Amazon)
Original cast (Abingdon Theatre Company) recording of score by Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne. Cast includes Osh Ghanimah, Troy Iwata, Deven Kolluri, Jonathan Raviv and Nikhil Saboo. Bonus track by Grammy Award winner India.Arie. "A Song He Never Chose," "Little Dance," "For a Night," "All That I've Known," "With Him Around Me," "Kabul," "Play Your Part," "Into Your Hands," "A Song He Never Chose (Reprise)," "A Boy of My Own," "Denying the Sun," "What You Did to Me," "In the City," "I Can See It," "Paiman's Dance," "I Know How You Feel," "A Song He Never Chose (Finale)," "Feda's Song," Bonus Track: "His Song" (India.Arie). Also at

Session Girls (Original Concert Cast Recording) - Live at Feinstein's/54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon)
New musical by Mia Moravis. Recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below. David Rossmer and Steve Rosen, Lauren Worsham, Jill Abramovitz, Oyoyo Joi, Brian Charles Rooney, Robbie Rozelle, Ryan Andes, Megan McGinnis, Lisa O’Hare, Bart Shatto, Jeff Hiller, and Emily Padgett. "Introduction By Session Girls Creator, Mia Moravis," "Painfully Self-Aware," "Majoring in Minor Things," "Tighten My Grip on You," "I Got a Key," "The Empty Chair," "Nobody Understands Me," "Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore," "I Got a Key (Reprise)," "I'm a Producer (And You're Not)," "I Dreamt of You," "Since When Is Schmoozing a Crime?!," "Never a Shoo-In," "Nothing to Brag About," "We Should All Just Be Excellent," "If You Want to Make Dough on a Show," "At Least We've All Got Us." Produced by Michael J. Moritz Jr. Also at

Who's Your Baghdaddy, or How I Started the Iraq War
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon)
Original cast recording of score by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo. Cast includes Ethan Slater, Brennan Caldwell, Jason Collins, Brandon Espinoza, Joe Joseph, Claire Neumann, Bob D'Haene and Larisa Oleynik. "The Pledge," "Marty's Dilemma," "We Deserve Better," "Stay Preprise," "Das Man," "Stay," "I Deserve a Reprise," "Berry and the Bad Boy," "Rules," "Berry's Dilemma," "Hydrangea Reports," "We Deserve Another Reprise," "Hydrangea Reports Reprise," "Music to Me," "Who's Your Baghdaddy," "Change of Tone," "Hydrangea Reports Reprise," "The Second in Command," "Martin's Speech," "Speak to Me Tomorrow," "The Pledge Reprise." Musical direction by Rona Siddiqui and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen. The cast recording is produced by Matthias Winter. Also at