Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/19/17 (updated 9/22/17)

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2017: September 12, 5 | August 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | July 25, 18, July 4 & 11 | June 27, 20, 13, 6 | May 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | April 25, 18, 11, 4 | March 28, 21, 14, 7 | February 28, 21, 14, 7 | January 31, 24, 17, 10, 3

2016 | 2015


CD Now Available:

Rebecca Spencer: Still, Still, Still
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Christmas album from award-winning singer/actress Rebecca Spencer. "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," "In the Bleak Mid-Winter / O Little Town of Bethlehem," "There's Still My Joy / O Tannenbaum / Amazing Grace," "Toyland / The Skater's Waltz / Once Upon a December," "Sure on This Shining Night / Silent Night," "I Wonder as I Wander / Breath of Heaven," "On Golden Pond / Would It Be Still Christmas," "Christmas Mem'ries / The Christmas Song / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)," "Still, Still, Still / Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op 13 No.8 "Pathetique": II. Adagio Cantabile," "Peace for Christmas / Time This Year," "Ding Dong Merrily on High / Angels We Have Heard on High / Joy to the World."

[Missed last week's eblast] Seth MacFarlane: In Full Swing
(Republic - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes/vinyl - 2 LPs)
"The First Time It Happens," "Almost Like Being In Love," "Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain?)," "For You, For Me, For Evermore," "Like Someone In Love," "That Face," "If I Had A Talking Picture Of You" (with Norah Jones), "I'm Glad There Is You," "You Couldn't Be Cuter," "I Like Myself," "You Can't Love 'Em All," "Have You Met Miss Jones?," "A Kiss Or Two," "But Beautiful," "Moonlight Becomes You," "My Buick, My Love and I" (with Elizabeth Gillies). Arranged and conducted by Joel McKneely.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The New Musical
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes/vinyl 2 LPs)
Original cast recording for Nickelodeon musical. Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee, Nick Blaemire, Lilli Cooper, Carlos Lopez, Danny Skinner, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, Jesse JP Johnson, L'ogan J'ones, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Mark Ledbetter, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, JC Schuster, Allysa Shorte, Jacob Smith, Abby C. Smith, Jason Michael Snow, and Allan K. Washington. Original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Orchestrations, arrangements and music supervision by Tom Kitt. "Prologue," "Bikini Bottom Day," "No Control," "BFF," "When the Going Gets Tough," "(Just a) Simple Sponge," "Daddy Knows Best," "Hero is My Middle Name," "Super Sea Star Savior," "Tomorrow Is," "Poor Pirates," "Bikini Bottom Boogie," "Chop to the Top," "(I Guess I) Miss You," "I'm Not a Loser," "Best Day Ever," "Finale: Bikini Bottom Day Reprise," "SpongeBob SquarePants Theme." Recorded August 2016.


DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Island Song
(new free digital album)
Studio cast album of songs from musical by Sam Carner and Derek Gregor. Jackie Burns, Lilli Cooper, Kimiko Glenn, Troy Iwata, Jeremy Jordan, and Natalie Weiss. "Looking for a Little Room," "Sing, But Don't Tell," "So Many Windows," "Make It Here," "New York, Do You Care?," "After Hours," "Stay Awhile," "Dancing in Pairs," "Tie Me Up," "So Far From Pennsylvania," "TMI," "I'll Take It All," "Wall Lovin'," "Waiting." Free download available at https://carnerandgregor.com/project/island-song.

Sunday in the Park with George 2017 revival cast (digital)
(Warner Music Group/Arts Music - new digital album mp3 at Amazon/at iTunes)
2017 Broadway revival cast recording of Stephen Sondheim score. Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford, Brooks Ashmanskas, Jenni Barber, Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Mattea Conforti, Erin Davie, Claybourne Elder, Tony Award nominee Penny Fuller, Jordan Gelber, Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard, Liz McCartney, Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles, Ashley Park, Jennifer Sanchez, David Turner, Max Chernin, MaryAnn Hu, Tony Award nominee Michael McElroy, Jaime Rosenstein, Laura Irion, Julie Foldesi, and Andrew Kober. "Opening," "Sunday in the Park with George," "No Life," "Color and Light," "Gossip," "The Dog Song," "The Day Off," "Everybody Loves Louis," "Finishing the Hat," "We Do Not Belong Together," "Beautiful," "Sunday," "It's Hot Up Here," "Chromolume #7," "Putting It Together," "Children and Art," "Lesson #8," "Move On," "Sunday (Finale)." Produced and mixed by Bart Migal. CD version expected in November.


BOOKs Now Available:

William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016
(Mint Museum - Hardcover Book)
Rebecca Elliot, Peter Marks, Annie Carlano (editor). A review of the illustrious career of costume designer William Ivey Long and an analysis of his work. Illustrations of his sketches, fabric swatches, and costume designs; discussion of the productions brought to life by his award-winning costumes.


MUSIC to be released this Friday, September 22:

Rebecca Spencer: Still, Still, Still
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3)
Christmas album from award-winning singer/actress Rebecca Spencer. "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," "In the Bleak Mid-Winter / O Little Town of Bethlehem," "There's Still My Joy / O Tannenbaum / Amazing Grace," "Toyland / The Skater's Waltz / Once Upon a December," "Sure on This Shining Night / Silent Night," "I Wonder as I Wander / Breath of Heaven," "On Golden Pond / Would It Be Still Christmas," "Christmas Mem'ries / The Christmas Song / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)," "Still, Still, Still / Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op 13 No.8 "Pathetique": II. Adagio Cantabile," "Peace for Christmas / Time This Year," "Ding Dong Merrily on High / Angels We Have Heard on High / Joy to the World."

SpongeBob SquarePants: The New Musical
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes/vinyl 2 LPs)
Original cast recording for Nickelodeon musical. Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee, Nick Blaemire, Lilli Cooper, Carlos Lopez, Danny Skinner, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, Jesse JP Johnson, L'ogan J'ones, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Mark Ledbetter, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, JC Schuster, Allysa Shorte, Jacob Smith, Abby C. Smith, Jason Michael Snow, and Allan K. Washington. Original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Orchestrations, arrangements and music supervision by Tom Kitt. "Prologue," "Bikini Bottom Day," "No Control," "BFF," "When the Going Gets Tough," "(Just a) Simple Sponge," "Daddy Knows Best," "Hero is My Middle Name," "Super Sea Star Savior," "Tomorrow Is," "Poor Pirates," "Bikini Bottom Boogie," "Chop to the Top," "(I Guess I) Miss You," "I'm Not a Loser," "Best Day Ever," "Finale: Bikini Bottom Day Reprise," "SpongeBob SquarePants Theme." Recorded August 2016.

Sunday in the Park with George revival cast (digital)
(Warner Music Group/Arts Music - new digital album mp3 at Amazon/at iTunes)
2017 Broadway revival cast recording of Stephen Sondheim score. Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford, Brooks Ashmanskas, Jenni Barber, Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Mattea Conforti, Erin Davie, Claybourne Elder, Tony Award nominee Penny Fuller, Jordan Gelber, Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard, Liz McCartney, Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles, Ashley Park, Jennifer Sanchez, David Turner, Max Chernin, MaryAnn Hu, Tony Award nominee Michael McElroy, Jaime Rosenstein, Laura Irion, Julie Foldesi, and Andrew Kober. "Opening," "Sunday in the Park with George," "No Life," "Color and Light," "Gossip," "The Dog Song," "The Day Off," "Everybody Loves Louis," "Finishing the Hat," "We Do Not Belong Together," "Beautiful," "Sunday," "It's Hot Up Here," "Chromolume #7," "Putting It Together," "Children and Art," "Lesson #8," "Move On," "Sunday (Finale)." Produced and mixed by Bart Migal. CD version expected in November.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

The Lightning Thief vinyl
(Broadway Records - new on vinyl)
Original cast recording. Written by Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki. Off-Broadway cast (currently at the Lucille Lortel Theatre) Chris McCarrell, Carrie Compere, Sarah Beth Pfeifer, Jonathan Raviv, James Hayden Rodriguez, George Salazar, and Kristin Stokes. Produced by Michael Croiter and Rob Rokicki. CD released July 2017. Pre-ordering only at BroadwayRecords.com.

The Little Giant
(Provident - new on CD/mp3)
New musical about David and Goliath story written by Kathy Lee Gifford and David Pomeranz. Featuring Gifford, Regis Philbin, Greg Edelman, and Aidan Gemme. "Intro / What is Your Stone?," "Here I Am, Lord," "We're Just Sheep," "Jesse and His Sons," "The Anointing / A Yarn / King Saul's Court," "Jehovah Elohim," "Hangin' with the Ladies," "Here I Am, Lord (Reprise)," "Goliath!! Goliath!!," "Give Me Your Best Man (Part One)," "When I Was Just a Seed / The Battle," "Give Me Your Best Man (Part Two)," "What is Your Stone?."

Mandy Gonzalez: Fearless
(Arts Music/Warner Music Group - new digital album on mp3)
Solo album by Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton). 7-track album features songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Nettles, Bill Sherman, Tom Kitt, and Jay Livingston & Ray Evans. "Fearless," "Starts Right Now," "Que Será, Será," "Life Is Sweet" (with Christopher Jackson), "Everyday," "Smile," "Breathe." Those who pre-order will receive the title song by Miranda, on October 6.

Together Again: Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
(Decca - new on CD)
Track list to come.


OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added, no exact release date:

Shoshana Bean: Long Time Coming
(new album)
New solo album. Expected Fall 2017.

Amazon links now working:

Stage to Stage: My Journey to Broadway
(wea - Hardcover Book)
By Josh Groban. Announced as "Full of great memories," by the artist on social media.

Richard Rodgers Reimagined: Kyle Riabko
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
singer, guitarist, composer and actor Kyle Riabko (Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined) with creative reinterpretations of the music of Richard Rodgers. "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'," "Where Or When," "My Favorite Things," "I Have Dreamed," "The Lady Is A Tramp," "Bewitched," "You’ll Never Walk Alone," "This Nearly Was Mine," "My Funny Valentine," "Some Enchanted Evening," "If I Loved You," "Blue Moon." Produced, arranged and recorded by Kyle Riabko with David Lane Seltzer of Entertainment 360 executive producer. Also at Ghostlight website.

Pre-ordering, but Amazon links not active yet:

Monstersongs
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Graphic novel rock album with score by Rob Rokicki (The Lightning Thief). Jelani Alladin, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Cheryl Freeman, Molly Hager, F. Michael Haynie, Megan Hilty, Joe Iconis, Lauren Marcus, Jeremy Morse, Julia Murney, Luca Padovan, Rob Rokicki, Tyce, Jason SweetTooth Williams, Emma Gannon-Salomon, Sami Griffith, and Mackenzie Jones. "Monsterbaby," "Unravel," "Say Goodbye," "Down and Under," "Blood and Brains," "The Plans," "Right Through You," "Reluctantly," "I'm Sorry," "Hell Hath No Fury," "Footprints," "It's Over / Return of Monsterbaby." Produced by Rob Rokicki, and executive produced by Grammy Award winner Van Dean. Amazon link currently not working; also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Patti LuPone: Don't Monkey with Broadway
(Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs/mp3)
Recorded in concert in the singer's hometown of Northport, Long Island, at the John W. Engeman Theatre. Disc One: "Please Don't Monkey With Broadway," Plot didn't matter... neither did gender or age., "A Lot of Livin' to Do," In my senior year at Northport High School..., "Happy Talk," I went to my very first audition in New York City..., "Big Spender," This musical inspired me..., "Easy to be Hard," Where was my big Broadway musical?, "Meadowlark," I went home and slept for nine months..., "Millworker," My musical theatre education..., "I Could Write a Book/There's a Small Hotel," I didn't just like pretty songs..., "I'm Just a Girl Who Cain't Say No," "If," "Some People," "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina." Disc Two: "Trouble," It didn't matter..., "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat," "Blow, Gabriel Blow," I am a product of the Northport Public School System..., "Sleepy Man," "Something's Coming," There are two roles I would be perfect for..., "A Boy Like That/I Have a Love," "Somewhere," Here are three by Steve..., "Another Hundred People," "Anyone Can Whistle," "Being Alive," There are a few constants in that neighborhood..., "Give My Regards to Broadway," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Some Other Time." Produced by Michael J. Moritz Jr. with musical direction and arrangements by Joseph Thalken. The Northport High School Tour Choir also contributes. Also BroadwayRecords.com.





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