Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 10/9/18 (updated 10/12/18)

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Earlier recaps:

2018: October 2 | September 25, 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

2017 | 2016 | 2015

CDs Now Available:

Idina: Live
(Arts Music - new on 2 CDs/on mp3 [October 12]/at iTunes)
Recorded in Las Vegas on the final leg of Idina Menzel concert tour, plus bonus track. Disc 1: "Queen of Swords," "Small World," "Seasons of Love," "It's Good to Be Back in Vegas!," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "Cello & Keys," "Everybody Knows," "Cake / Black Dog," "I'm Not That Girl," "Perfect Story," "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Defying Gravity," "I Do," "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Disc 2: "Rock Steady," "I Sang at Your Mom's Wedding?," "No Day But Today," "Dear Prudence / Do You Want to Build a Snowman?," "Thank You to the Band," "For Good," "Let It Go," "Every Time We Say Goodbye / I'll Be Seeing You," "Sawubona," "I See You"; Bonus track: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (piano & vocal version)." Released 10/5/18.

DIGITAL ALBUM Now Available:

Head Over Heels OBC digital
(Masterworks Broadway - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Songs by The Go-Go's. Cast includes Andrew Durand, Taylor Iman Jones, Jeremy Kushnier, Bonnie Milligan, Peppermint, Tom Alan Robbins, Alexandra Socha, and Rachel York. "We Got the Beat," "Beautiful," "Vision of Nowness," "Get Up and Go," "Mad About You," "Good Girl," "Automatic Rainy Day," "Vacation," "How Much More," "Our Lips Are Sealed," "Head Over Heels," "This Old Feeling," "Turn to You," "Heaven Is a Place on Earth," "Here You Are," "Finale," "Get Up and Go (Reprise)," Bonus Tracks: "Turn to You (Pre-Prise)," "Automatic Rainy Day" (Acoustic Version), "This Town" (performed by The Go-Go's). Cast album producer; music supervisor/orchestrator/srranger: Tom Kitt. Louise Gund, cast album co-producer. CD version to be released November 9.

VINYL Now Available:

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. Disc 1: "Prologue / the Day I Got Expelled," "Strong," "The Minotaur / the Weirdest Dream," "Another Terrible Day," "Put You in Your Place," "The Campfire Song," "The Oracle," "Good Kid," "Killer Quest!." Disc 2: "Lost!," "My Grand Plan," "Drive," "The Weirdest Dream (Reprise)," "The Tree on the Hill," "D.O.A," "Son of Poseidon," "The Last Day of Summer," "Bring on the Monsters." CD released July 2017. Also at

BOOKs Now Available:

Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel
(Poppy - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD)
By Val Emmich, inspired by the musical written by Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul. 352 pages. —Ben Levi Ross, Mike Faist, Mallory Bechtel narrators of audio version.

Jerome Robbins: A Life in Dance (Jewish Lives)
(Yale Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Wendy Lesser. Biography that presents Jerome Robbins's life through his major dances, providing a sympathetic, detailed portrait of her subject. 216 pages.

Lulu the Broadway Mouse
(Running Press Kids - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Jenna Gavigan. Middle grade novel about a mouse who lives in the Shubert Theatre who is befriended by Broadway understudy Jayne. Ages 8-12. 256 pages.

The Nap U.S. edition
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Richard Bean, currently at Manhattan Theatre Club. 96 pages.

Oberon Modern Plays - Paperback Book)
Play by Chris Thorpe, developed with Rachel Chavkin. Played 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 72 pages.


Sidney Myer Live!
(Harbinger Records/Musical Theater Project - new on DVD)
Live recording of Sidney Myer at the Laura Beechman Theatre in New York, from his sold-out six one-man shows presented by The Mabel Mercer Foundation. Known for his witty musical comedy, Sidney delivers numbers that are understated and even heartbreaking. Myer has performed around the world making New York his base.


I'm Not Running
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition [for October 11])
Play by David Hare. Premieres at the National Theatre, London, in October 2018.

J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan (Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Lucie Sutherland. "Charts the 'awfully big adventure' of creating Peter Pan, as well as the many entertaining, enthralling, and often extraordinary ways the play has been adapted ever since."