Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/22/20 (updated 9/25/20)

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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.

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Earlier recaps:

2020: September 15, 8, 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

CDs Now Available:

Diana Krall: This Dream of You
(Verve - new on CD/2-disc vinyl)
Performances from 2016-2017 sessions, mixed by Al Schmitt, on which she collaborated with late friend/longtime creative partner Tommy LiPuma. "But Beautiful," "That's All / Azure-Te," "Autumn In New York," "Almost Like Being In Love," "More Than You Know," "Just You, Just Me," "There's No You," "Don't Smoke In Bed," "This Dream Of You," "I Wished On The Moon," "How Deep Is The Ocean," "Singing In The Rain." Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes.

Diana Ross & the Supremes Sing and Perform Funny Girl the Ultimate Edition
(Second Disc/Real Gone Music - new on 2 CDs)
1968 album of The Supremes performing the score by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill. Featuring the original U.S. stereo mix; the rare U.K. mono mix (with an extended version of Diana Ross' "People"; "The Supreme Mixes," reinstating Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong's original vocals not heard in 1968; and bonus tracks including previously unreleased alternate versions of "Cornet Man," "His Love Makes Me Beautiful," and "Sadie, Sadie" as well as live performances of "I'm the Greatest Star" and the Fanny Brice standard "My Man." "Cornet Man" (alternate vocal version), "People" (alternate vocal version), "Don't Rain On My Parade," "Sadie, Sadie" (alternate vocal version), "Don't Rain On My Parade" (alternate vocal version), "I Am Woman," "I'm The Greatest Star" (Live From "TCB"/1968), "Sadie, Sadie," "People," "My Man (Mon Homme), "The Music That Makes Me Dance" (alternate vocal version), "I'm The Greatest Star," "His Love Makes Me Beautiful" (alternate vocal version), "Funny Girl," "If A Girl Isn't Pretty" (alternate vocal version), "If A Girl Isn't Pretty," "I Am Woman" (alternate vocal version), "Cornet Man," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," "I'm The Greatest Star" (alternate vocal version), "Funny Girl" (alternate vocal version), "His Love Makes Me Beautiful."

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 3
(UMe - new on CD)
From the Amazon series. Performers: Darius de Haas (as Shy Baldwin), Blossom Dearie, Julie London & Gregory Porter, Sons Of The Pioneers, Louis Prima, Pedrito Martinez, Peggy Lee, Gene Kelly & Debbie Reynolds & Donald O'Connor, Helen Merrill, Kay Starr, The Silver Belles, Doris Day & Paul Weston & His Music from Hollywood, Nina Simone. "One Less Angel," "Manhattan," "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)," "The Everlasting Hills of Oklahoma," "Pennies From Heaven (Remastered)," "Loco Amor," "Till There Was You (Remastered)," "Good Morning," "Anything Goes," "On a Slow Boat to China," "Bottle of Pop," "Dream a Little Dream of Me," "Feeling Good," "Love Is Here to Stay," "No One Has to Know." Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes

Nick Cordero: Live Your Life
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Live at Feinstein's/54 Below in 2019. Nick Cordero's cabaret performance, directed and music directed by Michael J Moritz Jr. Guest performers include Kathryn Gallagher, Drew Gehling, Sara Chase, and Zach Braff. "All Night Long," "Higher Ground," "Oh my God, this crowd!," "Oye Como Va," "Get the Gringa!," "If I Ain't Got You," "What a Wonderful World," "Politik," I had to get to New York..., "Hot Toxic Love," This job changed my life..., "Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do," Then came Waitress..., "You Matter to Me," An opportunity of a lifetime..., "One of the Great Ones," They taught me about doing good by others...," "The Men That Drive Me Places," I am sure you are aware that my wife Amanda and I are expecting our first child..., "The Mother," I've lived a blessed life..., "Break It Down Again," I love you guys..., "Live Your Life." Also at Released 9/17/20.

Until the Flood
(Audible -
Audiobook on CD)
Play by Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman). Commissioned by the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Produced by the Arcola Theatre, London, United Kingdom, in 2019. Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award and the Stage Edinburgh Award. Narrated by the playwright. Released earlier as an Audible Audiobook

BLU-RAY/DVDs Now Available:

Chicago Diamond Edition
(Miramax - new Blu-ray)
Not clear what is new here. Still listed for 9/21/20, but "currently unavailable."

Never Steal Anything Small
(Kino Lorber - new Blu-ray/DVD)
1959 musical film. James Cagney, Shirley Jones. Music by Allie Wrubel. "Never Steal Anything Small," "I'm Sorry, I Want a Ferrari," "I Haven't Got a Thing to Wear," "It Takes Love to Make a Home," "Helping Our Friends." Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. Directed by Charles Lederer. Special Features: new audio commentary by Daniel Kremer and audio commentary by Lee Bambin; theatrical trailer; dual-layered bd50 disc. 94 minutes.

Books Now Available:

Finding Tulsa
(Palm Drive Publishing - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Novel by Jim Provenzano. "Stan Grozniak, the once-rising star of 1990s gay cinema, shares how he almost self-sabotaged a prestigious directing gig after casting his rediscovered teenage summer stock crush. While still haunted by the death of Rick Dacker, the sexy star of his cult favorite action trilogy, Stan attempts a romance with actor Lance Holtzer, his 'Tulsa' from a small town Ohio production of the musical Gypsy."

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon). 96 pages. Released 8/18/20.

How to Defend Yourself
(Yale Univ Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
New play by writer, director, actor, and community builder Liliana Padilla. Thirteenth winner of the Yale Drama Series. Foreword by Ayad Akhtar. 160 pages.


Laura Benanti
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Debut solo album with Sony Masterworks for Tony Award winning Laura Benanti. "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk," "Someone You Loved," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?," "Sucker," "The Boy From...," "Go Slow," "Don't Worry 'Bout Me," "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," "Lose You to Love Me," "Wives and Lovers," "The Party's Over."

The Liz Swados Project
(Ghostlight Records - on CD)
World premiere recordings of 14 songs. Tribute to five-time Tony Award nominee, Liz Swados. Starr Busby, Sophia Anne Caruso, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Stephanie Hsu, Jo Lampert, Alicia Olatuja, Ashley PĂ©rez Flanagan, Grace McLean, and Ali Stroker, in addition to songwriter/performers The Bengsons, Heather Christian, Michael R. Jackson, Taylor Mac, Dave Malloy, Shaina Taub, and the late Michael Friedman, among others. "We Are Not Strangers," "Every Now and Then," "Oh, King Daddy," "The Red Queen," "In This My Green World," "Take Me to Paris," "Souf," "You Gave Me Love," "You Do Not Have To Be Good," "Song of the Child Prostitute," "The Dance," "Salvador," "Isadora," "Lonesome of the Road," "War Gets Old," "A Change Shall Come," "Bird Lament," "Amen," "Things I Didn't Know I Loved." Produced by Lauren Fitzgerald, Kris Kukul and Matt Stine, with Kurt Deutsch and Rosalind Lichter serving as executive producers. Kris Kukul provides orchestrations and arrangements. Released earlier new digital album on mp3 and at iTunes. Also at

Luba Mason: Triangle
(new on CD/on mp3)
"Bach, Stevie Wonder and Janelle Monáe," "Haled's Song About Love," "Ticket to Ride," "Waters of March," "Ceresne," "In Walked Bud," "Inolvidable," "Toxicity," "Say It," "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover." Recorded live at the legendary Power Station studios with Joe Locke on vibes and James Genus on acoustic and electric bass.


I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby: Dorothy Fields and Her Life in the American Musical Theater
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
By Kristin Stultz Pressley. Biography of legendary Broadway/film librettist/lyricst Dorothy Fields (Annie Get Your Gun, Redhead, Sweet Charity). 208 pages.

Linda Vista
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Tracy Letts, produced on Broadway by Second Stage in 2019. 190 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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