Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 10/13/20 (updated 10/16/20)

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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: October 6 | September 29, 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

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

"The Enchanted Train"
(PS Classics - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse. Performed by Rebecca Luker and Matthew Scott. orchestrated and music directed by Joseph Thalken, produced by Tommy Krasker, and mixed by Bart Migal.

In the Green
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
2019 LCT3 cast recording of score by Grace McLean. 22 tracks. Produced by Dean Sharenow, Grace McLean, and Kris Kukul. CD expected later in the year. Also at

(Wake Your Words - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Syndee Winters (The Lion King, Hamilton). With Mikari Tarpley. Released 10/9/20.

We Won't Sleep: Songs from the Musical Jeannette
(Sony Masterworks Broadway - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Eight-song concept album of highlights from the pop musical Jeanette performed by songstress, advocate, actress and co-writer Ari Afsar with collaborators MILCK, MA/SA, Mermaid, and artist and activist Genesis Be.

VINYL LP Now Available:

Jagged Little Pill OBC vinyl
(Atlantic - new vinyl 2-LP vinyl set)
Jane Bruce, Anthony Cipriano, Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Logan Hart, Derek Klena, Max Kumangai, Sean Allan Krill, Ezra Menas, Lauren Patten, Nora Schell, Elizabeth Stanley. "Overture," "See Right Through You," "All I Really Want," "Hand in My Pocket," "Smiling," "Ironic," "So Unsexy," "Perfect," "Lancers Party (So Pure)," "That I Would Be Good," "Wake Up," "Forgiven," "Entr'Acte (Hand's Clean)," "Not The Doctor," "Head Over Feet," "Unprodigal Daughter," "Predator," "You Oughta Know," "Uninvited," "Mary Jane," "No," "Thank U," "You Learn." Released previously on CD, mp3 and at iTunes.

Books Now Available:

The Dramatic Moment of Fate: The Life of Sherlock Holmes in the Theatre
(MX Publishing - Paperback Book)
Alexandra Kitty curates Sherlock Holmes' theatrical world throughout the decades: from unlikely Off-Broadway musicals to lauded slapstick comedies, to more traditional and gripping portrayals of his iconic stories and new incarnations. 172 pages. Released earlier in Kindle format.

The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda
(Archway Editions - Paperback Book)
Play by Ishmael Reed that " critiques the acclaimed historical musical Hamilton through a depiction of a fictionalized version of ... Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is visited by several historical figures missing from the musical in a style similar to Dickens' A Christmas Carol ... echoes many critiques made by historians, such as the whitewashing of Alexander Hamilton." Debuted in 2019 at Nuyorican Poets Cafe. 80 pages.

Pulling Harvey Out of Her Hat: The Amazing Story of Mary Coyle Chase
(Limelight Editions - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Mimi Pockross. 194 pages.

Vaudeville and the Making of Modern Entertainment, 1890–1925
(Univ of North Carolina Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By David Monod. Looks through the apparent carnival of vaudeville performance and asks: what made the theater so popular and transformative? Monod makes the case that vaudeville became so popular because it offered audiences a guide to a modern urban lifestyle. 288 pages.


If The Fates Allow: A Hadestown Holiday Album
(Broadway Records - new on CD and digital)
Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad plus guest appearances by the entire cast of Hadestown. Holiday classics plus songs by Gonzalez-Nacer, Anaïs Mitchell, and Liam Robinson. Produced by Grammy winner David Lai, Todd Sickafoose, Liam Robinson, and Gonzalez-Nacer. Executive-produced by Van Dean and Mara Isaacs. 14 tracks. Also at

Hans Christian Andersen
(Warner Archive - DVD-R)
1952 musical film starring Danny Kaye. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Directed by Charles Vidor. 112 minutes. Released in June on blu-ray.

Harvey Schmidt: Merry Christmas 1975
(Musical Theater Project/Harbinger Records - new on CD)
An audio Christmas card, with Harvey Schmidt on piano. A variety of songs from the Golden Age of Hollywood and Broadway, originally released on LP as a gift to lucky friends of his. "I Feel a Song Comin' On," "Yesterdays," "Looking for a Boy," "You Are Beautiful," "My Favorite Things," "Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney Medley:," "Babes In Arms," "They All Laughed," "The Sweetest Sounds," "Lucky Day," "No More Waiting," "A Chorine Medley:," "Oh, Kay!," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Produced by Ken Bloom. Associate productions Bill Rudman. Remastering: Alan Silverman / ARF! Mastering.

Les Miserables: The Staged Concert
(First Night Arts Music - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Live album featuring Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Matt Lucas. Recorded live at the Gielgud Theatre in London. 39 tracks.

Over the Moon
(Sony Music Masterworks - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack for new Netflix animated film. Songs by s Christopher Curtis, Marjorie Duffield and Helen Park. Original music score by Steven Price. Performing cast includes Phillipa Soo, Ruthie Ann Miles, Ken Jeong, Cathy Ang, and Robert G. Chiu.

That's Dancing!
(Warner Archive - on DVD-R)
1985 compilation film produced by M-G-M that looked back at the history of dancing in film with clips from MGM, United Artists, and the Associated Artists Productions films. Hosted by Gene Kelly (executive producer), Ray Bolger, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Mikhail Baryshnikov. 104 minutes.



Maury Sings Yeston: The Demos
(PS Classics - new album)
Professionally recorded in studios over a forty-year period, these solo performances (several with elaborate multitracked vocals) capture the giddiness of creation with nuance, consummate skill, and a vitality of interpretation rarely encountered in private demos. The tracks are drawn from a wide range of sources, from Yeston’s Tony Award–winning scores for Nine, Titanic, and Death Takes a Holiday to the unproduced Queen of Basin Street, the concept album Goya, a smattering of pop tunes, and several theatrical works still in progress. Digital released 10/23/20 and 2-CD set release 12/4/20.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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