Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/25/18 (updated 9/28/18)

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2018: September 18, 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:

Everybody's Talking About Jamie
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon/on mp3/at iTunes)
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

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. Released earlier digital album on mp3 and at iTunes

King Kong: A Jazz Musical Original London Cast / Original South African Cast
(Stage Door Records - new on import CD)
Music by Todd Matshikiza and lyrics by Pat Williams, from 1959 Johannesburg musical inspired by the life and death of the heavyweight boxing champion Ezekiel Dlamini. Cast includes Nathan Mdledle, Peggy Phango, Sophie Mgcina, Joseph Mogotsi, Ben Masinga, Lemmy "Special" Mabaso, The Alexander Junior Bright Boys, Patience Gcowabe. 1961 London cast Nathan Mdledle, Miriam Makeba, Ruth Nkonyane, Joseph Mogotsi, Dan Poho. Bonus tracks include pop covers of by Elaine Delmar and a jazz instrumental of the show's title song by Terry Lightfoot's New Orleans Jazzmen. Also at

Session Girls (Original Concert Cast Recording) - Live at Feinstein's/54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
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

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). Also available from Amazon UK.

Tonya & Nancy (Highlights from the Rock Opera): Live at Feinstein's/54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
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. "Songs from Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera, Introduction," "Three and a Half Minutes," "Spinning Back in Time," "You Wish," "Tonya Lands the Triple Axel," "Picture Perfect Girl," "Tonya's New Boyfriend," "Jeff G," "Not Perfect Enough," "I Want to Die," "Tonya Falls in France," "If Not for Nancy," "Jeff's Got a Plan," "Tonya's New Bodyguard," "The Knee Whack," "Why Me?," "Was Tonya Involved?," "Gillooly Colluded," "What the Hell Is 'Colluded'?," "When You Wake Up Sleeping in Your Car in Estacada," "What Did Tonya Know?," "Watch Your Back," "Bronze Still Looks Dirty," "This Is It," "Olympic Showdown," "It's Our Whole Life," "Where Are They Now?. Also at

Who's Your Baghdaddy, or How I Started the Iraq War
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
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


Gettin' The Band Back Together OBC digital
(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

Wicked Clone, or how to deal with the devil - original Off-Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
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. "Hello," "Up and Down," "Eureka," "Nails Up," "La La La," "Bite Back," "Half Man, Half Vamp," "A Kiss to Live," "Ride With Me," "Honey, Money," "White Lies, White Sins," "Wicked Clone," "Little Lying Mirror," "Pull the Curtains to the Side," "Take off Your Mask," "Younger Than Yesterday," "Queen of Tango," "Love Flu," "I'm Afraid of Who I Am," "Tell Me Less & Love Me More," "Different," "Ooh La La / Fairies Call," "I Am Like God," "Dracula's Land," "Immortal." Released 9/21/18. CD format to be released October 5.

BOOKs Now Available:

BAM: Next Wave Festival
(Printed Mattes productions - Hardcover Book)
By Joseph V. Melillo, Tom Sellar, Susan Yung, Wendy Perron, Roger Oliver, Mark Swed, Dan Cameron, Anne Bogart, Karen Brooks Hopkins, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, David Lang, Beth Morrison, José Parlá. Steven Serafin and Susan Yung, editors. Preface by Harvey Lichtenstein. Introduction by Kristy Edmunds. Foreword by Katy Clark and Adam E. Max. History of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, founded in 1983 by Harvey Lichtenstein. The book surveys the festival's performances by genre, with photos and ephemera from BAM's archive and a chronology of performances. 336 pages.

Jarmila Novotná: My Life in Song
(Univ of Kentucky Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
English-language version of Jarmila Novotná's best-selling memoir. William V. Madison, editor. Foreword by Brian Kellow. Life story of the internationally known opera soprano from the former Czechoslovakia, who also appeared in films (The Search and The Great Caruso), on Broadway (Sherlock Holmes and Helen Goes to Troy), as well as in radio and TV. Includes photographs from her private collection. 290 pages.

The Lost Letters of William Shakespeare: The Undiscovered Diary of His Strange Eventful Life and Loves
(Shakespeare House Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Edited and adapted Terry Tamminen. Selection of some 90 letters the editor received in 1989 covering the years 1586 to 1589, from the time Shakespeare leaves his hometown of Stratford until the time he establishes himself as a playwright in London. 546 pages.

Torch Song Trilogy: Plays
(Ballantine Books - Paperback Book)
By Harvey Fierstein. New edition in advance of October Broadway opening. Includes both the original scripts for the three one-act plays (The International Stud, Fugue in a Nursery, and Widows and Children First!) as they were performed in the 1970s, as well as the revised script for the 2017 revival that condensed all three into Torch Song. Also, a never-before-published introduction by Harvey Fierstein, as well as photographs from both the original production and the revival starring Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl and directed by Moisés Kaufman. 320 pages.

CALENDAR Now Available:

Hamilton: An American Musical 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
(Universe Publishing - desk calendar)
365 days of historical dates, excerpts from Hamilton's own writings,and lyrics from the score. 370 pages.

MUSIC to be released this Friday, September 28:


Bat Out of Hell the Musical OLC
(Ghostlight Records - on 2 CDs)
Original cast recording of score by Jim Steinman. The musical premiered at the Manchester Opera House in Manchester, England, on February 17, 2017, then ran at the London Coliseum, and is now playing in Toronto. Many of the songs were previously recorded by Meat Loaf. "Love and Death and an American Guitar," "All Revved Up with No Place to Go / The Opening of the Box / 3Everything Louder Than Everything Else / If It Ain't Broke, Break It," "Who Needs the Young?," "It Just Won't Quit," "Out of the Frying Pan (And Into the Fire) (full song)," "Good Girls Go To Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)," "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," "Making Love Out of Nothing at All," "Bat Out of Hell," "In the Land of the Pig, the Butcher Is King," "Heaven Can Wait," "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are," "For Crying Out Loud," "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)," "Not Allowed to Love," "What Part of My Body Hurts the Most," "Dead Ringer for Love," "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through," "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," Previously available digitally on mp3 and at iTunes

Mary Poppins Returns
(Disney - new on CD)
Soundtrack for December 2018 musical film. Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Dick Van Dyke. Songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: In Four Contemporary Suites
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Written, composed, performed and recorded by Grammy and Ivor Novello Award-winner Imogen Heap. Each suite showcases one of the play's theatrical acts.

Sarah Brightman: Hymn
(Decca Gold - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
New studio album, collection of orchestrated, choir-based songs with long time producer and collaborator Frank Peterson. Recorded over the past two years in Hamburg, Miami, London, Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York, and Budapest. Songs by Eric Whitacre, Yoshiki, Paul Kalkbrenner, Barclay James Harvest, Georges Bizet, Ennio Morricone and Romano Musumarra. Brightman duets with Vincent Niclo and Andrea Bocelli ("Time To Say Goodbye," in a new solo rendition with lyrics Sarah wrote herself, and sung in English for the first time).

The Sound Of Music Live (UK)
(Shout! Factory - new Blu-ray/DVD)
Classic musical Rodgers & Hammerstein score and book by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay score. Live December 2015 broadcast on ITV. Cast includes : Kara Tointon, Katherine Kelly, Alexander Armstrong, Julian Ovenden, Mel Giedroyc, Maria Friedman, Guy Trundle, Tom Sargent and Zac Lester. To air on November 9, 2018, on PBS as part of the "Great Performances" schedule. Released in the U.K. in 2016.


The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki. 12 vocal selections: "Bring on the Monsters," "D.O.A.," "Drive," "Good Kid," "Killer Quest!," "Lost!," "My Grand Plan," "Prologue/The Day I Got Expelled," "Put You in Your Place," "Son of Poseidon," "Strong," "The Tree on the Hill."

Theater of the Ridiculous: A Critical History
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By Kelly I. Aliano. Comprehensive overview of the important practitioners of Theater of the Ridiculous, along with critical commentary of their work. Charles Ludlam, the B movies of Maria Montez, the Pop Art scene of Andy Warhol, the founding of the Play-House of the Ridiculous and the dawn of Ludlam's career and finally to the contemporary theater scene. 277 pages.


Added to December 7, link not working at this time:

Golden Girls: Maria Friedman, Lesley Garrett, Bonnie Langford
(Decca - new on CD)
New studio album to celebrate a national tour of these three legendary women of the stage. To be released in the U.K. on November 30.