Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/18/18 (updated 9/21/18)

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2018: September 11, 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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CDs Now Available:

Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical - audiobook
(Oxford Univ Press - Audible Audiobook/Audiobook on CD)
By Kevin Winkler. A look at the evolution of Fosse as choreographer and director. Considers Fosse's career in the context of changes in Broadway musical theater over four decades, tracing his early dance years and the importance of mentors George Abbott and Jerome Robbins on his work. It examines how each of the important women in his adult life—all dancers—impacted his career and influenced his dance aesthetic; and how his evolution as both artist and individual mirrored the social and political climate of his era and allowed him to comfortably ride a wave of cultural changes. Part of OUP's Legacy Series. Narrated by Paul Boehmer. Released earlier in Hardcover and Kindle Editions.

The Boy Who Danced on Air
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
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

Let's Go in to a Picture Show
(Harbinger Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Original recordings of popular songs on the subject of moving pictures from the first two decades of the 20th century. Artists include: Harry Burr and the Peerless Quartet, Elliott and Everett Clark, Arthur Collins, Billy De Rex, The Edison Military Band, George Henry Elliott, Harry Fay, Rube Goldberg, Byron G. Harlan, Charles Hart, Ada Jones, Irving Kaufman, Harry MacDonough, Billy Murray, M.J. O'Connell, Len Spencer, Walter VanBrunt, George Watkins. Extensive liner notes are written by Ron Magliozzi, Curator, Department of Film, Museum of Modern Art. As an added bonus complete lyrics and background information are included on each song. Produced by Ken Bloom.

Scott Alan: Lifeline
(new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Award winning songwriter Scott Alan's first full length solo EP of all original music. With guest vocalists Wendy Moten, Luke Edgemon, Melinda Doolittle, Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young/DnA Creations, Candace Devine, River Gambill, Lyla Gambill. Co-Produced by Jason 'Slim' Gambill (Lady Antebellum). Released January 22, 2018.


Hundred Days original cast digital
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Music and lyrics by The Bengsons. The cast of the recent production at New York Theatre Workshop includes Colette Alexander, Abigail Bengson, Shaun Bengson, Jo Lampert, Dani Markham and Reggie D. White. "Vows," "My Skin Is Made of a Thousand Doors," "I Will Wait For You," "God Can Be a City Boy," "Lie Next to Me," "The Drop," "Creature," "The Ramp," "Lift Me," "Hundred Days," "The Years Go By," "Salt Palace," "Three Legged Dog," "The Long Goodbye (Will's Lament)," "Bells," "What Else Can I Do?." Produced by The Bengsons, Ian Kagey, and Kurt Deutsch, with Erica Rotstein, Seaview Productions, Family Matters LLC, Alexander R. Donnelly, and Dana M. Lerner serving as executive producers. CD format to be released at a later date. Also at

Mandy Patinkin: Diary: April/May 2018
(Nonesuch - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Second in Mandy Patinkin's Diary series. "Buckingham" (by Mandy Patinkin), "So Long Dad" (by Randy Newman), "From the Air" (by Laurie Anderson), "Not Going Anywhere" (by Keren Ann), "I'll Be Home" (by Randy Newman), "Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts" (by Bob Dylan), "Raggedy Ann" (by Mandy Patinkin), "Making Pies" (by Patty Griffin), "Mourning Glory" (by Harry Nilsson), "Snow" (by Randy Newman), "Kentucky Avenue" (by Tom Waits), "If I Had A Boat" (by Lyle Lovett), "Fear Itself" (by Taylor Mac, J.S. Bach; performed with Sarabande), "Children and Art" (by Stephen Sondheim). Released 9/14/18.

Pretty Woman: The Musical OBC digital
(Atlantic - new on mp3/at iTunes)
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)." CD format to be available October 26.

BOOKs Now Available:

Kathleen Turner on Acting: Conversations about Film, Television, and Theater
(Skyhorse Publishing - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Kathleen Turner and Dustin Morrow. "With her iconic wit on full display, Turner dazzles readers with her shrewd insights on the craft of acting and charming anecdotes from her own storied career. Touching on each of her roles, she expounds on the lessons she's learned and describes her journey of discovery in the world of acting."400 pages.

Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship
(Milkweed Editions - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Sarah Ruhl and Max Ritvo. "... part reminiscence, part poetry, and part correspondence (between Ritvo and Ruhl) ... a moving portrait of a friendship and an exploration of love, art, mortality, and the afterlife." Ritvo, a poet and former playwriting student of Ruhl's, succumbed to Ewing's Sarcoma in 2016. 336 pages.

Media and Performance in the Musical: An Oxford Handbook of the American Musical, Volume 2
(Oxford Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Raymond Knapp, Mitchell Morris, Stacy Wolf, editors. Volume 2 of the reissued Oxford Handbook, explore the American musical from the various media in which musicals have been created to the different components of a musical and the people who do the work to bring a musical to life. Volume 1 was published in paperback in 2013. 336 pages.

A Star Is Born (Turner Classic Movies): Judy Garland and the Film That Got Away
(Running Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Lorna Luft and Jeffrey Vance. Tells the story of the production, and of Garland's fight to save her career. An account of the crafting, loss, and restoration of a movie classic, complemented by a trove of images from the family collection taken both on and off the set. The book also includes essays on the other screen adaptations of A Star Is Born. 248 pages.


Jason Robert Brown: How We React and How We Recover
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Jason Robert Brown's second solo album. "Hope," "Melinda," "Invisible," "Fifty Years Long," "Hallowed Ground," "One More Thing Than I Can Handle" (with Kate McGarry), "All Things in Time," "A Song About Your Gun," "Everybody Knows," "The Hardest Hill," "Caravan of Angels," "Wait 'Til You See What's Next." 4-panel Digipak, featuring a commissioned cover illustration from celebrated artist Jon Han and artist photos. A 12-page booklet with full lyrics is also included.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - sing-along edition
(Universal - new on Blu-ray/DVD/4K Ultra-HD)
2018 musical sequel to Mamma Mia!. Cast includes Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Dominic Cooper, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, , Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Andy Garcia, Cher. Directed by Ol Parker. Play with Sing-Along; Deleted Songs and Scenes with Commentary by Director/Screenplay Writer Ol Parker; Enhanced Sing-Alongs; The Story; Mamma Mia! Reunited; Playing Donna; Meeting Cher; Costumes and The Dynamos; Curtain Call; Today Interview with Cher & Judy Craymer; Feature Commentary with Director/Screenplay Writer Ol Parker; Feature Commentary with Producer Judy Craymer.

Melissa Errico: Sondheim Sublime
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
"Sooner or Later," "Loving You," "I Remember," "No More," "The Miller's Son," "Losing My Mind," "Send in the Clowns," "Not While I'm Around," "Not a Day Goes By," "Marry Me a Little," "Children Will Listen," "Isn't He Something!," "Move On," "Goodbye for Now," "With So Little to Be Sure Of," "Children and Art." Accompanied by pianist Tedd Firth. Also at

Twelfth Night
(Craft Recordings - new on CD)
Original 2016 Public Works cast. Music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. "Funeral Procession," "Play On," "Word on the Street," "Tell Her," "If You Were My Beloved," "Feste's Secret," "Viola's Soliloquy," "You're The Worst," "Is This Not Love?," "Count Malvolio Part I," "Count Malvolio Part II," "Word On The Street II," "Count Malvolio (Reprise)," "What Kinda Man R U Gonna Be?," "Viola's Soliloquy (Reprise)," "Greatness," "Sebastian's Soliloquy," "Word On The Street III," "Viola's Soliloquy (2nd Reprise)," "Tell Her (Reprise)," "Malvolio's Exit," "Is This Not Love? (Reprise)," "Eyes of Another." All vocals, piano, accordion and rhodes by Shaina Taub (with David Farrell Melton and Andrew Kober). Produced by Shaina Taub and Dean Sharenow. Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Dean Sharenow at Steel Cut Audio. Previously available at

Wicked Clone, or how to deal with the devil - original Off-Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Played at St. Luke's Theatre in 2017 as Wicked Clone: The Cinema Musical. 25 original songs written, arranged, produced and performed by Indiggo Twins who both play piano, guitar, drums and sing in multiple harmonies. CD format to be released October 5. Also at


Added to September 28:

Gettin' The Band Back Together OBC
(Sh-K-Boom Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
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. "Jersey," "How Does Your Mouthfeel," "One of Those Guys," "Gettin' the Band Back Together," "Find the One," "Best Day of My Life," "Best Day of My Life (Reprise)," "WWJPD (What Would Joe Perry Do)," "Hava Nagila," "Second Chances," "I Just Want Real," "Life Without Parole," "Battle of Your Life," "Bart's Confession," "Best Band in the World," "Do Over," "Jersey (Reprise)," "Bows." Currently at

Added to October 5:

So Much To Say – Songs For Everytown
(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new digital album)
The artists support the work of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund and its mission to end gun violence in the United States. "When I Kiss You Goodbye" (written by Rob Rokicki; performed by Rob Rokicki, Salli Garrigan and Pace University students Ben Nurthen, Matt Piper, Jamir Brown, Sean-Michael Bruno, Maria Andrioli, Emmalee Kidwell, Hillary Dominguez and Karissa Carleton), "Thoughts and Prayers" (written and performed by Drew Gasparini), "That's Not The Way It's Gonna Be" (written by Lynne Shankel; performed by Julie Foldesi), "Stand For Change" (written by Michael Patrick Walker; performed by Shayna Steele), "Standing Proud" (written and performed by Julie Foldesi), "17" (written and performed by Bobby Cronin), "Stand With Me" (written by Zoe Sarnak; performed by Justin Guarini, Margo Seibert, Ariana DeBose, Katerina Papacostas, Bobby Cronin and Sean-Michael Bruno), "Never Again" (written by Gary Adler; performed by Jennifer Perry and Gary Adler), "Stupid Kids" (written by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin; performed by Celeste Rose, Imari Hardon, Nicole Vandyzandy, Charissa Hogeland, Doug Storm, Donnie Kehr, Matt Hetherington), "Be The Song" (written by Michael Mott; performed by Michael Mott, Jonathan Burke, Brandon Contreras, Lauren Devine, Brittany Dorazio, Joshua Greenblatt, Nathan Richardson, Lindsay Rider and Nicole Turner), "Ordinary Day" (written by Jonathan Reid Gealt; performed by Loren Allred). Executive produced by Yael Silver, produced by Michael Croiter. Currently at

Added to October 26:

Margo Seibert: 77th Street
(Yellow Sound Records - new on CD)
Debut solo album from singer/actress Margo Seibert (Rocky, In Transit). Original songs that incorporate eclectic rock and folk influences, and reimagined theater and pop classics. "Something's Coming," "Make Up Your Mind," "What a Fool Believes," "I Don't Know Where I Stand," "77th Street," "Head Over Heels," "It Might as Well Be Spring," "Vera Byrd," "Let The Mystery Be," "Woodstock," "Whitman," "Albatross," "All Apologies." Produced by Michael Croiter. Currently at