Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/29/20 (updated 10/2/20)

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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 22, 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

CD now available:

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 Pérez 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 on mp3 and at iTunes. Also at

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Broadway Sings Blood Rock: The Musical
(Lasky Records - new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
Songs by Michael Berns (music) and Ralph Pezzullo (lyrics). Andy Mientus, Damon Daunno, Jennifer Dinola, Robert Torti. Six tracks. Released 9/8/20.

Jaime Lozano & The Familia: Songs by an Immigrant
(Broadway Records - new on mp3/Apple Music)
Collaboration of musical theatre, jazz, Mexican folklore, Tex-Mex, and Latin musicians and performers, with songs and stories about the immigrant experience. Liner notes by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

John Cameron Mitchell and Friends: New American Dream, Pt.1
(new digital album on mp3)
A "a lockdown-inspired remotely-organized platonic musical orgy" of original songs. Collaboration with Mitchell and more than 40 people in the U.S. and Europe, including Stephen Trask, Justin Craig, Peppermint, Alynda Segarra, Ezra Furman, Julian Koster, Jamie Stewart, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Izae, Theo Hilton, Bitch, Lance Horne, Qya Cristál, Amber Martin, Peter Yanowitz, Billy Hough, and Cassie Watson. Proceeds benefit Burritos Not Bombs, Transgender Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Trust Fund.

(Helen Milne Productions - new album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast recordings of score by Finn Anderson. Performed by Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick. Performed in the UK in 2018-2019. Released 9/25/20.

Secondhand Lions
(Broadway Records - new digital album on mp3/Apple Music)
World premiere recording of new score by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (First Date). Book by Rupert Holmes. The musical premiered at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. Cast includes Gregg Edelman, James Naughton, Jason Danieley, Kevin Earley, Jenny Powers, and more. Also features a song cut from the show, performed by Stephanie J. Block. Album produced by Zachary and Weiner, Michael Croiter and Dominick Amendum.

Sole Mates: The Musical
(new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original studio cast recording. Score by Kirk Coombs. "Laundryland," "Hung Out to Dry," "Get Out of My Pants," "Rolled Into You," "Sole Mates."

(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Concept album with score by Morgan Smith, Abigail Greenwood, and Sushi Soucy. Rachael Chau, Emma Freeman, Janeen Garcia, Abigail Greenwood, Madelyn Paterna. Released 9/25/20.

BLU-RAY/DVDs Now Available:

Love Me Tonight (Special Edition)
(Kino Lorber - new Blu-ray)
1932 musical comedy film. Songs by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Starring Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Ruggles, Charles Butterworth, Myrna Loy. Directed and produced by Rouben Mamoulian. 88 minutes. Special Features: new 4k master; audio commentary by Miles Kreuger; Maurice chevalier sings "Louise"; Jeanette MacDonald sings "Love Me Tonight" (from the Paramount newsreel series Hollywood on Parade); screenplay excerpts of deleted scenes; production documents and censorship records; theatrical trailer; dual-layered bd50 disc.

Books Now Available:

Jagged Little Pill: Our New Musical - vocal selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
23 songs are included in the matching folio to this 2019 Broadway musical inspired by Alanis Morissette's 1995 hit album of the same name. Vocal lines with piano accompaniment are presented for songs from the original album. 180 pages. Released 9/1/20.

The Prince of Egypt: Stage Musical - vocal selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Songs from the 2017 musical adaptation of the 1998 DreamWorks film of the same name. Score by Stephen Schwartz. "All I Ever Wanted (with Queen's Reprise)," "Always on My Side," "Dance to the Day," "Deliver Us," "Faster," "Footprints on the Sand," "For the Rest of My Life," "Heartless," "Make It Right," "Never in a Million Years," "Through Heaven's Eyes," "When You Believe." 88 pages.


(Flicker Alley/Blackhawk Films - new on Blu-ray)
1927 black and white silent film based on the 1926 play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. Written by Lenore J. Coffee. Produced by Cecil B. DeMille, directed by Frank Urson (uncredited, Cecil B. DeMille). Phyllis Haver (Roxie Hart), Julia Faye (Velma Kelly), Victor Varconi (Amos Hart), May Robson (Matron Mama Morton), Robert Edeson (Billy Flynn). This MOD disc features an HD transfer of the film Chicago and an HD transfer of the bonus feature that previously accompanied the DVD titled The Golden Twenties. Restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive in 2006.


David Suchet: Behind the Lens: My Life
(Constable - Hardcover Book)
Autobiography (with photos) by stage and film actor David Suchet. Discusses his London upbringing and love of the city, his Jewish roots and how they have influenced his career, the importance of his faith, how he really feels about fame, his love of photography and music, and his processes as an actor. He looks back on his fifty-year career, including reflections on how the industry has changed, his personal highs and lows, and how he wants to be remembered. 320 pages.

Tom Stoppard: A Life
(Knopf - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
Biography of writer Tom Stoppard by Hermione Lee, with his cooperation and access to a trove of hitherto unseen material. 896 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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