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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 9/16/14

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:

September 9, 2 | August 26, 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:

Ann Hampton Callaway - From Sassy To Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project
(Shanachie - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. "Introduction," "I'm Gonna Live 'Till I Die," "A Night In Tunisia (Interlude)," "Misty," "In A Mellow Tone," "Chelsea Bridge," "Whatever Lola Wants," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Mean To Me," "Wave," "Send In The Clowns," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love/That's All," "Un Bel Di/Poor Butterfly."

Betty Buckley: Ghostlight
(Palmetto Records/MRI - new on CD/mp3/iTunes/limited art box w/ 2 vinyl records)
Live recording with Betty Buckley and longtime friend and producer T Bone Burnett. Produced by T Bone Burnett. Recorded at the Village Studios in Los Angeles. T Bone Burnett on electric guitar, with Tom Canning, Bill Frisell, David Piltch, Matt Betton, Charlie Bisharat, Cameron Stone, Chas Smith. "Come to Me Bend to Me," "If You Go Away," "Blue Skies," "Throw It Away," "Lazy Afternoon," "Bewitched," "This Nearly Was Mine," "Body and Soul," "Comin Back to Me," "Dreamsville," "Take It with Me When I Go," "Where Time Stands Still." Vinyl set includes 24-page booklet of photos and notes; and Bootleg: Boardmixes from the Road, the promo CD for Ghostlight. CD version also includes a booklet.

The Complete Recording of Boublil and Schönberg's Miss Saigon
(First Night - import 2 CDs)
Reissue of 1995 double CD studio recording. Alain Boublil, Richard Maltby, Jr., Claude-Michel Schönberg score. Joanna Ampil Peter Cousens And Ruthie Henshall. Disc One: "Overture/Back Stage Dreamland ," "The Heat Is On In Saigon," "The Movie In My Mind," "The Transaction," "The Dance," "Why God Why?," "This Money's YourS," "Sun And Moon," "The Telephone Song," "The Deal," "The Wedding Ceremony," "Thuy's Arrival   Unknown ," "The Last Night of The World," "The Morning of The Dragon," "I Still Believe," "Back In Town," "Thuy's Death/You Will Not Touch Him," "If You Want To Die In Bed," "Kim & Engineer," "I'd Give My Life For You"; Disc two: "Entr'acte," "Bui Doi," "The Revelation," "What A Waste," "Please," "Chris Is Here," "Kim's Nightmare," "Room 317," "Now That I've Seen Her," "The Confrontation," "The American Dream."

The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation
(Macmillan Audio - Audiobook/Audible Edition/)
Robert Fitzgerald translation, narrated by Dan Stevens.

Moments Like This: by Joyce Breach with Mike Renzi
(new on CD/digital)
With Jay Leonhart, Buddy Williams, Harry Allen, Jay Berliner. "A Journey to a Star," "I Like You, You're Nice," "Moments Like This," "I'm in Love Again," "(There Ought to Be A) Moonlight Saving Time," "Waiting for the Train to Come In," "Dancing On a Dime," "They Say It's Wonderful," "Sunday Afternoon," "I'll Only Miss Him When I Think of Him," "Inside a Silent Tear," "Where Can I Go Without You?," "That's for Me," "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)." Sample clips, tracks, CD and digital album available at CD Baby.

The Odyssey: The Fitzgerald Translation
(Macmillan Audio - Audiobook/Audible Edition)
Robert Fitzgerald translation, narrated by Dan Stevens. Includes twenty-five new line drawings by Barnaby Fitzgerald.

Streisand: Partners
(Columbia - new on CD/mp3/vinyl/iTunes)
Barbra Streisand and 12 duets with male vocalists. "It Had To Be You" (Michael Bublé), "People" (Stevie Wonder), "Come Rain Or Come Shine" (John Mayer), "Evergreen" (Babyface), "New York State Of Mind" (Billy Joel), "I'd Want It To Be You" (Blake Shelton), "The Way We Were" (Lionel Richie), "I Still Can See Your Face" (Andrea Bocelli), "How Deep Is The Ocean?" (Jason Gould), "What Kind Of Fool" (John Legend), "Somewhere" (Josh Groban), "Love Me Tender" (Elvis Presley). Vinyl version also includes a CD.

On the Town OLC
(Masterworks Broadway - on CD-R/mp3/iTunes)Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green score. Elliott Gould, Don McKay, Carol Arthur, Andrea Jaffe and Gillian Lewis. "Opening: I Feel Like I'm Not out of Bed Yet / New York, New York / Miss Subways," "Taxi Number: Come Up to My Place," "Carried Away," "Lonely Town / Dance: Lonely Town," "I Can Cook Too," "Lucky to Be Me," "Dance: Times Square (Finale Act I)," "Night Club Sequence: So Long Baby / I Wish I Was Dead / You Got Me," "Dance: Imaginary Coney Island," "Some Other Time," "Real Coney Island, Finale." CD-R available at and

BOOKs Now Available:

Fiddler on the Roof: Based on Sholem Aleichem's Stories
(Crown - Hardcover Book)
By Joseph Stein. Released to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Broadway premiere (and to preempt the next Broadway revival, scheduled for 2015), the full text and lyrics from the original production.

The Flick
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Annie Baker play. Presented at Playwrights Horizons in spring 2013. 200 pages.

LIFE The Wizard of Oz: 75 Years Along the Yellow Brick Road
(Life - Hardcover Book)
Heavily-illustrated book revisits behind-the-scenes photography of the film shoot, shots from from the Culver City set, and also of the music being recorded, plus intimate pictures of the stars and their families. Also uncovers photography of the associated events: Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney performing live on stage for the first three weeks of the movie's run. Commentary by TIME movie critic Richard Corliss and others. Also covers the affect of the movie on the nation's film industry and culture. 176 pages.

Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway
(Univ Press of Florida - Hardcover Book)
Memoir by dancer Lee Wilson (Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Hello Dolly!, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown). Her life and career, plus her view of the dance world and those in it, such as George Balanchine, Rosella Hightower, Erik Bruhn, and Rudolf Nureyev.

Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber: The New Musical
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Paperback reissue. By Stephen Citron. Third volume of the Great Songwriters series. The artists' works are clarified and put into context with their contemporaries. Quadruple chronology that reveal Sondheim's and Lloyd-Webber's lives within the scope of world events, copious quotations from their works, and many illustrations.

South Pacific: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical The Applause Libretto Library
(Applause - Paperback Book)
160 pages.

The Whale / A Bright New Boise
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Samuel D. Hunter plays.

The Wordsmiths: Oscar Hammerstein 2nd and Alan Jay Lerner
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Reissue of 1995 book by Stephen Citron. Analyses of lyrics and insights into plots and dialogue, plus a mini-reference with photographs of notable productions and of the artists. Also included, a complete list of works, extensive bibliography, and chronology of Hammerstein's and Lerner's lives in relation to events in the world and musical theater. 464 pages.

POSTERs Now Available:

Into the Woods Phoenix Theatre Repro framed folio poster

(new poster)
Reproduction poster from the original London production of 1990. Printed on top gloss poster paper. Ready framed: length 50cm / width 30cm. Limited number. Available at Dress Circle


Jersey Boys Blu-ray
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack/DVD+UltraViolet)
2014 film based on the Broadway musical. John Lloyd Young, Christopher Walken, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza. Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Special features: From Broadway to the Big Screen featurette; Too Good to Be True featurette; "Oh, What A Night" To Remember.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Edition
(Paramount - new Blu-ray/DVD set)
1954 musical film. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Jagger, Vera-Ellen, Mary Wickes. Details to come.


Added, no release date:

Pageant new Off-Broadway cast
(Jay Records - new on CD/digital)
First recording of the Albert Evans/Bill Russell/Frank Kelly score. Nick Cearley, Nic Cory, Alex Ringler, Marty Thomas, Seth Tucker. Curtis Wiley and John Bolton. A portion of the cost crowd-funding at Indiegogo.