Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 10/12/21

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2021: October 5 | September 28, 21, 14, 7 | August 31, 17-24, 10, 3 | July 27, 20, 13, 6 | June 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | May 25, 18, 4-11 | April 27, 20, 13, 6 | March 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | February 23, 16, 9, 2 | January 26, 19, 12, 5

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CDs Now Available:

A Very Darren Crissmas
( Decca - new on CD/digital/upcoming vinyl)
Darren Criss with Adam Lambert, Evan Rachel Wood, Lainey Wilson. "Happy Holidays / The Holiday Season," "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas (Hippo The Hero)," "(Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag," "St. Patrick’s Day," "River," "Welcome Home," "All Those Christmas Cliches," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)," "Somewhere In My Memory," "Drunk On Christmas," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "New Year." Released 10/8/21.


DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Jackie Burns: Any Less Alone
(digital single)
Original song by Jack Burns (Wicked).

June Bisantz: 7 Shades of Snow
(Arabesque Recordings - new digital album)
June Bisantz sings songs written by Arnold Miller and Connie Pearce for June Christy in 1961. With The Jon Burr Sextet. "The Merriest," "Ring a Merry Bell," "Hang Them on the Tree," "Seven Shades of Snow," "Sorry to See You Go," "Winter's Got Spring Up Its Sleeve." Released 7/30/21.

Nothing More
(new digital album)
Songs by Scott Alan. Arrangements and orchestration by Ben Cohn. Lance Bass, Blake Bowden, Claybourne Elder, Alan Feehily, Mark Feehily, Taylor Frey, Sam Harris, Matt Henry, Duncan James, Mary Lambert, Raymond J. Lee, Kyle Dean Massey, Johannes Nymark, Brody Ray, Joe Aaron Reid, Noah Skaalum, Daniel Torres, Ian H Watkins. "Something Is Missing," "We're Gonna Be Dads," "Alex Vivian," "Best for You," "Kid," "Alex's Lullaby," "I'm in Love with You," "The Routine," "It's All Up to You," "For Always," "Don't Grow," "Daddy's Little Girl." Released 9/24/21.

Some Lovers
(Broadway Records - new digital album)
World premiere recording of score by Burt Bacharach (music) and Steven Sater (lyrics/book). Colton Ryan/Molly Gordon, Betsy Wolfe/Tracie Thoms, Ethan Slater/Lilli Cooper, Jonathan Groff/Lea Michele, Katrina Lenk/Ari’el Stachel, Conrad Ricamora/Ashley Park, Christy Altomare/Derek Klena, Ramin Karimloo, Jennifer Holliday, Kristin Chenoweth, Santino Fontana/Laura Osnes, and Graham Phillips/Auli'i Cravalho. Produced by Michael Croiter and Ben Hartman. "Molly," "Some Lovers," "Aren't We? / Another Start," "Love Me for an Hour," "Living with a Ghost," "Hold Me," "A Thousand Things That Were You," "Ready to be Done with You / A Thousand Things That Were You (Reprise)," "Welcome to My World," "Every Other Hour," "Just Walk Away," "Hush," "This Christmas." Co-producers Burt Bacharach, Steven Sater, Cody Lassen. Co-executive producers Maxwell Beer, Brad Blume, Louis Hobson, Elisabeth Siegel, John Styles, Jr., Joanna Topetzes, and Deena Zucker. Released 9/30/21. CD release expected 11/26/21. BroadwayRecords.com.

Stephen Schwartz's Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook
(Broadway Records - new digital album)
World premiere recording of score for original musical (book by David Stern) which incorporates over two dozen of Stephen Schwartz’s songs from musicals including Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, The Baker’s Wife, Rags, Working, Children of Eden, and Enchanted. Additional music and lyrics by David Crane, Seth Friedman, Marta Kauffman, Alan Menken, and Charles Strouse. John Cardoza, Mariand Torres, Michael McCorry Rose, Monica Ramirez, Ryan K. Bailer, and Olivia Hernandez. Arrangements and orchestrations by Steve Orich. Directed by Daniel C. Levine, music supervision by Bryan Perri, choreography by Sara Brians. "Opening / Snapshots," "New Kid in the Neighborhood," "No Time at All / Popular," "Lion Tamer / I'm Not That Girl," "Graduation Day," "Dear Old State / Two's Company / All for the Best," "If We Never Meet Again," "Nothing to Do With Love," "Endless Delights," "Lion Tamer (Reprise)," "Meadowlark," "Sue's Goodbye," "That's How You Know," "Moving in With Susan," "Chanson," "The Spark of Creation," "All Good Gifts / Parents' day," "Fathers and Sons / The Hardest Part of Love," "Code of Silence," "Cacophony," "Finale." Produced by Daniel C. Levine, Michael J Moritz Jr, Bryan Perri and Stephen Schwartz. Released 9/30/21. BroadwayRecords.com.


Books Now Available:

Smile: The Story of a Face
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
Playwright Sarah Ruhl's memoir about life with Bell's Palsy. Audiobook narrated by the author. 256 pages.


MUSIC to be released this Friday, October 15:

Candide
(Lso Live - new on 2 CDs/digital)
2018 concerts featuring the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop, with Leonardo Capalbo, Jane Archibald, Anne Sofie von Otter, and Sir Thomas Allen, London Symphony Chorus and Guildhall School Young Artists. Music by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Richard Wilbur, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, and Stephen Sondheim.


NEWLY LISTED Recordings:

October 22:

Voctave: The Spirit of the Season Deluxe Edition
(Club44 Records - new on CD/digital)
11-member a capella group. Produced by Jamey Ray, who also provides arrangements. "Spirit of the Season," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Carol of the Bells of Notre Dame," "All is Well," "Happy Holiday / The Holiday Season / It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "Merry Christmas, Darling," "Childhood Favorites: Frosty the Snowman / Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town / Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer," "Mary, Did You Know? featuring Mark Lowry," "The Christmas Song," "Where are You Christmas?," "The Man with the Bag," "O Come, O Come Emmanuel / The First Noel / I Wonder as I Wander," "Go Tell it on the Mountain," "O Holy Night," "This is My Wish / Let There Be Peace on Earth."

October 29:

Goosebumps: The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)
Original studio cast recording. Score by Danny Abosch (music/lyrics) and John Manclay (book/lyrics). Based on the book by R.L. Stine. Krystina Alabado, Alex Brightman, Noah Galvin, Alex Gibson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Will Roland, Stephanie Styles. "Goosebumps," "A Super Scary Play," "The Legend," "Watch Your Step," "Babbling Brooke," "The Story of The Phantom," "Stay Away," "Entr'acte," "Is Somebody Down There?," "Understudy Buddy," "Whodunit?," "The Trapdoor," "My Home Sweet Home," "Opening Night," "One Last Goal," "The Performance," "My Story," "The Phantom Unmasked," "Goosebumps (Reprise)."

Half a Sixpence
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
1967 London studio cast recording of score by David Heneker. Colin Farrell, Angela Richards, Michael Wisher. Includes songs from the original London, Broadway and film versions. Music direction by Ray Cook, who conducts the Westminster Sinfonia and Theatre Chorus. Digitally remastered from the Saga master tapes. In depth sleeve notes by theatre director and David Heneker archivist Stewart Nicholls. Limited edition release of 500 units only. StageDoorRecords.com.

November 23:

Lullaby of Broadway
(Warner Archive - Blu-ray)
1951 musical comedy film. Directed by David Butler. Doris Day, Gene Nelson, S.Z. Sakall, Billy De Wolfe, Gladys George, Florence Bates, Anne Triola. "Lullaby of Broadway," "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me," "Just One of Those Things," "Somebody Loves Me," "I Love the Way You Say Goodnight," "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone," "In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town," "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," "You're Dependable," "We'd Like to Go on a Trip."


NEWLY LISTED Books:

October 18:

Dear Evan Hansen: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Piano/vocal/guitar songbook. 11 songs from the movie soundtrack. "The Anonymous Ones" and "A Little Closer," written exclusively for the film. All songs are arranged for piano, voice, and guitar with chord symbols, guitar chord frames, and full lyrics. The melody is included in the piano part. Full song list: The Anonymous Ones," "For Forever," "If I Could Tell Her," "A Little Closer," "Only Us," "Requiem," "Sincerely, Me," "So Big/So Small," "Waving Through a Window," "Words Fail," "You Will Be Found."





Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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