Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/26/17 (updated 9/29/17)

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2017: September 19, 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

CDs Now Available:

Kid Victory original Off-Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon/on mp3/at iTunes)
Vineyard Theatre cast recording of score by John Kander and Greg Pierce. Original cast includes Ann Arvia, Joel Blum, Laura Darrell, Jeffry Denman, Brandon Flynn, Daniel Jenkins, Dee Roscioli, Karen Ziemba and Blake Zolfo. "Opening/Lord Carry Me Home," "A Single Tear," "Plain White Card," "Lawn," "You Are the Marble," "Lord Carry Me Home Reprise," "I'll Marry the Man," "People Like Us," "Vinland," "Not Quite True," "There Was a Boy," "Dear Mara," "I'd Rather Wait," "Regatta 500," "What's the Point?," "You, If Anyone," "Where We Are." Recorded March 20. Produced by Michael Croiter. Also at

The Little Giant
(Provident - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
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?."

Patti LuPone: Don't Monkey with Broadway
(Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs)
Recorded in concert in the singer's hometown of Northport, Long Island, at the John W. Engeman Theatre in January 2017. 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

Popeye - Music From The Motion Picture - Deluxe Edition
(Varese Sarabande - new on 2 CDs/mp3/at iTunes)
Songs by Harry Nilsson for the 1980 film. Robin Williams, Shelley Duval, Paul Dooley, and others. Disc One: soundtrack album, with songs and background score, not on the original LP. Disc Two: Nilsson's demo recordings, including some that were not used in the film.

DIGITAL ALBUM Now Available:

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. Released 9/22/17. CD version expected in November.

DVD Now Available:

Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime
(PBS - new on DVD)
2015 Emmy-nominated PBS special. An hour with Disney musical legend Richard M. Sherman as he talks and sings about his career with brother Robert; the two wrote some of the most beloved songs of all time. Guests include Ashley Brown, Juliana Hansen, Wesley Alfvin, and The Dapper Dans of Disneyland. Released 9/5/17.

BOOKs Now Available:

Edward Albee: A Critical Introduction
(Cambridge Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book issued 8/7/Kindle Edition issued 8/22)
By Matthew Roudané. Explores the issues, public and private, that so influenced Albee's vision over five decades. Covers all of Albee's original works. Part I explores Albee's background and the historical contexts of his work; Part II concentrates on twenty-four of his plays; Part III investigates his critical reception. Surveying Albee's relationship with Broadway, and including interviews conducted with Albee himself. 214 pages.

CALENDAR Now Available:

Hamilton 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
(Universe Publishing - Calendar)
Features 365 days of historical dates, excerpts from Hamilton's own writings, and lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda's score.

MUSIC to be released this Friday, September 29:


There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others
(Tantor Audio - new on Audiobook CD)
By William Daniels. Narrated by William Daniels. The author recounts his life and career on stage, TV and film. Hardcover book and Kindle Edition released March 2017.


Head of Passes
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Tarell Alvin McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays, Wig Out!. 96 pages.

The Seagull
(Bloomsbury Methuen - Paperback Book)
Chekhov's play adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), to play the Lyric Hammersmith, London in October 2017. 128 pages.


Added to October 25:

Angels studio cast
(new on CD and digital)
Score by Ken Lai and Marcus Cheong. Laura Osnes, Robert Cuccioli, Josh Young, Alan H. Green, and others. New musical arrangements by David Holmes and album producer Rich Fowler. Daniel Thornton provides orchestrations. Vocal arrangements are by Linda Wood. Breanna Hickson was assistant director for the recording.

Track List added:

Together Again: Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
(Decca - new on CD)
"West Side Story Medley," "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "The Prayer," "He Lives In You," "Evermore," "The," "Bring Me Sunshine," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Hero," "Not While I'm Around," "Stranger In Paradise / And This Is My Beloved," "You're The Voice," "New York, New York," "White Christmas." Deluxe version includes bonus tracks and footage plus a set of four photographic prints.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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