Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 10/16/18 (updated 10/19/18)

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Earlier recaps:

2018: October 9, 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:

Ann Hampton Callaway: Jazz Goes To The Movies
(Shanachie - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Callaway's own jazz arrangements of American songbook favorites from some of Hollywood's best-known films. "'s Wonderful," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "Blue Skies," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," "As Time Goes By," "The Way You Look Tonight," "This Time the Dream's on Me," "The Nearness of You," "How Little We Know," "This Can't Be Love," "Just One of Those Things," "Taking a Chance on Love," "Long Ago and Far Away," "From This Moment On." Accompanied by ensemble led by Ted Rosenthal.

Shuffle Along of 1950
(Harbinger Records/Musical Theater Project - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Original demo to the proposed Broadway musical, Shuffle Along of 1950, songs played by Eubie Blake and narration and vocals by Noble Sissle. Several songs from the original Shuffle Along are included as are new songs written especially for this production by Sissle and Blake. Bonus tracks: remastering of the only surviving acetate of a historical "Salute to Ruth King." Ruth King was a famed Cleveland DJ who celebrated black musicians. Such notables as Sissle and Blake and the legendary W.C. Handy, composer of "St. Louis Blues," play for Ms. King. Extensive liner notes by Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom. Additional notes by Peter Shambarger. 42 tracks.

Twelfth Night
(Craft Recordings - new on CD/on mp3/on iTunes)
Original 2016 Public Works cast. Music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. "Funeral Procession," "Play On," "Word on the Street," "Tell Her," "If You Were My Beloved," "Feste's Secret," "Viola's Soliloquy," "You're The Worst," "Is This Not Love?," "Count Malvolio Part I," "Count Malvolio Part II," "Word On The Street II," "Count Malvolio (Reprise)," "What Kinda Man R U Gonna Be?," "Viola's Soliloquy (Reprise)," "Greatness," "Sebastian's Soliloquy," "Word On The Street III," "Viola's Soliloquy (2nd Reprise)," "Tell Her (Reprise)," "Malvolio's Exit," "Is This Not Love? (Reprise)," "Eyes of Another." All vocals, piano, accordion and rhodes by Shaina Taub (with David Farrell Melton and Andrew Kober). Produced by Shaina Taub and Dean Sharenow. Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Dean Sharenow at Steel Cut Audio. Previously available at bandcamp.com.


BOOKs Now Available:

Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked 2nd Edition
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Carol de Giere. Revised and updated version of 2008 book. Updated and revised second edition delves into Schwartz's creative process for the new stage musicals The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, and other shows, with additional insights on his early work with Leonard Bernstein and his more recent international work on Wicked. Additional "Creative Notes," with comments from Schwartz about overcoming creative blocks, collaboration, and the artistic life. 512 pages.

Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You
(Random House - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Lin-Manuel Miranda. Collection of the best of the original sayings, aphorisms, and poetry Miranda wrote for himself and others. Illustrated by Jonny Sun. 224 pages.

Mary Jane
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
New play by Amy Herzog. Premiered at NYTW in April 2017 starring Carrie Coon. 96 pages.


MUSIC to be released this Friday, October 19:

Ann Hampton Callaway: Jazz Goes To The Movies
(Shanachie - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Callaway's own jazz arrangements of American songbook favorites from some of Hollywood's best-known films. "'s Wonderful," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "Blue Skies," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," "As Time Goes By," "The Way You Look Tonight," "This Time the Dream's on Me," "The Nearness of You," "How Little We Know," "This Can't Be Love," "Just One of Those Things," "Taking a Chance on Love," "Long Ago and Far Away," "From This Moment On." Accompanied by ensemble led by Ted Rosenthal.

Dear Evan Hansen Deluxe
(Atlantic Records - new album)
Original cast recording plus cut songs and tracks sung by current cast, including Taylor Trensch. One bonus track has been released: "Part of Me" (released 9/25/18).

Shuffle Along of 1950
(Harbinger Records/Musical Theater Project - new on CD/at iTunes)
Original demo to the proposed Broadway musical, Shuffle Along of 1950, songs played by Eubie Blake and narration and vocals by Noble Sissle. Several songs from the original Shuffle Along are included as are new songs written especially for this production by Sissle and Blake. Bonus tracks: remastering of the only surviving acetate of a historical "Salute to Ruth King." Ruth King was a famed Cleveland DJ who celebrated black musicians. Such notables as Sissle and Blake and the legendary W.C. Handy, composer of "St. Louis Blues," play for Ms. King. Extensive liner notes by Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom. Additional notes by Peter Shambarger. 42 tracks.

Twelfth Night
(Craft Recordings - new on CD/on mp3)
Original 2016 Public Works cast. Music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. "Funeral Procession," "Play On," "Word on the Street," "Tell Her," "If You Were My Beloved," "Feste's Secret," "Viola's Soliloquy," "You're The Worst," "Is This Not Love?," "Count Malvolio Part I," "Count Malvolio Part II," "Word On The Street II," "Count Malvolio (Reprise)," "What Kinda Man R U Gonna Be?," "Viola's Soliloquy (Reprise)," "Greatness," "Sebastian's Soliloquy," "Word On The Street III," "Viola's Soliloquy (2nd Reprise)," "Tell Her (Reprise)," "Malvolio's Exit," "Is This Not Love? (Reprise)," "Eyes of Another." All vocals, piano, accordion and rhodes by Shaina Taub (with David Farrell Melton and Andrew Kober). Produced by Shaina Taub and Dean Sharenow. Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Dean Sharenow at Steel Cut Audio. Previously available at bandcamp.com.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Brigadoon
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
2017 City Center cast recording of Lerner & Loewe score. Cast includes Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Wilson, Stephanie J. Block, Robert Fairchild. Encores! Orchestra led by Music Director Rob Berman. "Prologue," "Brigadoon / Vendors' Calls / MacConnachy Square," "Waitin' for My Dearie," "I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean," "I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean," "The Heather on the Hill," "The Love of My Life," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," "Almost Like Being in Love," "Sword Dance and Reel," "The Chase," "There but for You Go I," "My Mother's Weddin' Day," "From This Day On / Farewell Music," "Reprises," "Finale." Album produced by Kurt Deutsch, Lawrence Manchester, Rob Berman and Emily Altman. Recorded 5/14-5/15.

Hundred Days original cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Music and lyrics by The Bengsons. The cast of the recent production at New York Theatre Workshop includes Colette Alexander, Abigail Bengson, Shaun Bengson, Jo Lampert, Dani Markham and Reggie D. White. "Vows," "My Skin Is Made of a Thousand Doors," "I Will Wait For You," "God Can Be a City Boy," "Lie Next to Me," "The Drop," "Creature," "The Ramp," "Lift Me," "Hundred Days," "The Years Go By," "Salt Palace," "Three Legged Dog," "The Long Goodbye (Will's Lament)," "Bells," "What Else Can I Do?." Produced by The Bengsons, Ian Kagey, and Kurt Deutsch, with Erica Rotstein, Seaview Productions, Family Matters LLC, Alexander R. Donnelly, and Dana M. Lerner serving as executive producers. CD format to be released at a later date. Also at GhostlightRecords.com. Released on mp3 and at iTunes on 9/18/18.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

They Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green's Musicals & Movies
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Andy Propst. The first book to tell the full story of the careers, lives, and work of legendary writers Comden & Green. A trip through almost the entirety of the twentieth century, from their acclaimed appearances as part of the sketch troupe the Revuers through their bi-coastal lives as a pair of Broadway and Hollywood's top writers, including their produced work as well as projects that that never made it to the stage or the screen. 288 pages.


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