Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 10/23/18 (updated 10/26/18)

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Earlier recaps:

2018: October 16, 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:

Margo Seibert: 77th Street
(Yellow Sound Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Debut solo album from singer/actress Margo Seibert (Rocky, In Transit). Original songs that incorporate eclectic rock and folk influences, and reimagined theater and pop classics. "Something's Coming," "Make Up Your Mind," "What a Fool Believes," "I Don't Know Where I Stand," "77th Street," "Head Over Heels," "It Might as Well Be Spring," "Vera Byrd," "Let The Mystery Be," "Woodstock," "Whitman," "Albatross," "All Apologies." Produced by Michael Croiter. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

The Other Josh Cohen: A Musical With Songs
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Studio recording of Steve Rosen and David Rossmer score for show returning to Off-Broadway in fall 2018. Hank Azaria, Sutton Foster, James Monroe Iglehart, Brian d'Arcy James, Richard Kind, Jenn Colella, Caissie Levy, James Roday, Lindsay Mendez,, Celia Keenan-Bolger, John Ellison Conlee, Sarah Chase, Sarah Bishop, E. Clayton Cornelius, Jeremy Geller, Marissa Rosen, and Rashidra Scott. "Only the Beginning," "One CD," "My Best Day," "Neil Life," "Samuel Cohen's Family Tree," "Manly Purple Tie," "Tonight of All Nights," "What If," "The Other Josh Cohen," "Hang on," "Change a Thing," Bonus Track, "Dr. Cohen's Outgoing Message" (Bonus Bonus Track). Currently at BroadwayRecords.com.

Pretty Woman: The Musical OBC
(Atlantic - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of Bryan Adams score. Cast includes Samantha Barks, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Eric Anderson, Ezra Knight, and Jason Danieley. "Welcome to Hollywood," "Anywhere But Here," "Something About Her (Preamble)," "Something About Her," "Luckiest Girl in The World," "Rodeo Drive," "Anywhere But Here (Reprise)," "On A Night Like Tonight," "Don't Forget to Dance," "Freedom," "You're Beautiful," "Welcome to Our World (More Champagne)," "This Is My Life," "Never Give Up on A Dream," "You and I," "I Can't Go Back," "Freedom (Reprise)," "Long Way Home," "Together Forever," "You and I (Edit)." Released onnew on mp3 and at iTunes earlier.


DIGITAL ALBUM Now Available:

Singing You Home: Children's Songs For Family Reunification
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
"Arrorró Mi Niño" (Laura Benanti & Isabella Preston), "Singing You Home" (Audra McDonald & Jason Robert Brown (a new song written by Jason Robert Brown for the album)), "Cielito Lindo" (Lin Manuel-Miranda & Mandy Gonzalez), "Lullaby" (Josh Groban & Idina Menzel (written by Josh Groban, Dave Matthews & Jochem Van Der Saag)), "Beautiful Dreamer" (Kristin Chenoweth (written by Stephen Foster)), "Si Pudiera Leer Tus Sueños" (Cynthia Erivo (written by Luis Pescetti & Maria Pien)), "Twinkle Twinkle" (Ingrid Michaelson & Ana Villafañe). All artists, musicians, technicians and recording studios donated their time and talents to the project, so that a substantial portion of the proceeds from the English / Spanish language album will go directly to the non-profit organizations RAICES and ASTEP to help reunite and support families separated at the border. Currently at GhostlightRecords.com.


VINYL LP Now Available:

In the Heights vinyl
(Ghostlight Records - new vinyl LP set)
10th anniversary 3-LP box set of the 2008 cast recording of Lin-Manuel Miranda's score featuring Miranda, Mandy Gonzalez, Christopher Jackson, Karen Olivo, and Seth Stewart, as well as Priscilla Lopez, Robin de Jesús, Janet Dacal, Andréa Burns, and Olga Merediz. Also (and less expensive) at BarnesandNoble.com and GhostlightRecords.com. Released July 2018.


DVD/BLU-RAYs Now Available:

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - sing-along edition
(Universal - new on Blu-ray/DVD/4K Ultra-HD)
2018 musical sequel to Mamma Mia!. Cast includes Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Dominic Cooper, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, , Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Andy Garcia, Cher. Directed by Ol Parker. Play with Sing-Along; Deleted Songs and Scenes with Commentary by Director/Screenplay Writer Ol Parker; Enhanced Sing-Alongs; The Story; Mamma Mia! Reunited; Playing Donna; Meeting Cher; Costumes and The Dynamos; Curtain Call; Today Interview with Cher & Judy Craymer; Feature Commentary with Director/Screenplay Writer Ol Parker; Feature Commentary with Producer Judy Craymer.


BOOKs Now Available:

The Backstagers and the Ghost Light
(Harry N. Abrams - new Paperback Book)
By Andy Mientus, illustrated by Rian Sygh. "The stage crew at St. Genesius Prep ... are ready for whatever the theater world can throw their way: the madness of tech week, inevitable prop malfunctions, and all the paranormal activity that goes on behind the scenes. Ages 10-14. 208 pages.

Cost of Living
(Theatre Communications Group - Hardcover Book/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
2018 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Martyna Majok. 128 pages.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Anastasia vinyl
(Broadway Records - new vinyl LP)
OBC recording of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens score. Bonus track: duet of Liz Callaway and Christy Altomare singing "Journey to the Past" with Stephen Flaherty on piano. At BroadwayRecords.com.

The Greatest Showman: Reimagined
(Atlantic - new on CD)
Companion to Atlantic's soundtrack to te 20th Century Fox musical film. Covers of the songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. "The Greatest Show" (Panic! At The Disco), "A Million Dreams" (P!nk), "A Million Dreams (Reprise)" (Willow Sage Hart), "Come Alive" (Years & Years and Jess Glynne), "The Other Side" (MAX & Ty Dolla $ign), "Never Enough" (Kelly Clarkson), "This Is Me (The Reimagined Remix)" (Keala Settle, Kesha & Missy Elliott), "Rewrite The Stars" (James Arthur & Anne-Marie), "Tightrope" (Sara Bareilles), "From Now On" (Zac Brown Band). Bonus tracks: "The Greatest Show" (Pentatonix), "Come Alive" (Craig David), "This Is Me" (Kesha). [Amazon link should start working soon.]

Lost West End Revues: London's Forgotten Revues 1940-1962
(Stage Door Records - new import 2-CD set)
Songs from 35 West End productions from 1940 - 1962. 50 tracks (including over 20 tracks appearing on CD for the first time) from composers including Noel Coward, Vivian Ellis, Sandy Wilson, Lionel Bart, Leslie Bricusse, Charles Zwar, and Alan Melville. Maggie Smith, Kenneth Williams, Hermione Gingold, Noel Coward, Beatrice Lillie, Joyce Grenfell, Anthony Newley, Gillian Lynne, Fenella Fielding, Sheila Hancock, Millicent Martin, Bud Flanagan, Dora Bryan, Cyril Ritchard, Bernard Cribbins and more. 16-page booklet. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.

Michael Longoria: Merry Christmas Darling
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
"Merry Christmas Darling," "Sleigh Ride," "My Only Wish (This Year)," "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," "Santa Tell Me," "One More Sleep," "Little Saint Nick (Featuring the Midtown Men)," "Last Christmas," "Christmas Waltz," "All I Want for Christmas," "Wrapped in Red," "Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)," "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Merry Me This Christmas" (co-written by Michael Longoria and Rona Siddiqui). Produced by Grammy nominee Michael Croiter. [Amazon link should start working soon.] Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Miss You Like Hell
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Public Theater cast recording of Quiara Alegría Hudes / Erin McKeown score. Marinda Anderson, Danny Bolero, Andrew Cristi, Latoya Edwards, Shawna M. Hamic, Marcus Paul James, Gizel Jiménez, David Patrick Kelly, Michael Mulheren, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Martín Solá. "Lioness (Prologue & Prayer)," "Sundays," "Mothers," "Received," "Yellowstone," "My Bell's Been Rung," "Over My Shoulder," "Bibliography," "Baggage," "Castaway Comments," "Tamales," "Now I'm Here," "Dirtiest Deed," "Yellowstone (Reprise)," "Dance With Me," "Lioness," "Court Clothes," "Miss You Like Hell," "Over My Shoulder (Reprise)," "Epilogue." Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunesAlso at GhostlightRecords.com.

The Prom
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of score by Matthew Sklar (music) and and Chad Beguelin (lyrics). Cast includes Courtenay Collins, Beth Leavel, Michael Potts, Caitlin Kinnunen, Isabelle McCalla, Brooks Ashmanskas, Josh Lamon, Christopher Sieber, and Angie Schworer Nathan Johnson. "Changing Lives," "Changing Lives (Reprise)," "Just Breathe," "It's Not About Me," "Dance with You," "The Acceptance Song," "You Happened," "We Look to You," "Tonight Belongs to You," "Zazz," "The Lady's Improving," "Love Thy Neighbor," "Alyssa Greene," "Barry Is Going to Prom," "Unruly Heart," "It's Time to Dance." Released digitally earlier.

Something for the Boys
(PS Classics - new on CD)
2018 studio cast recording Cole Porter score. Danny Burstein, Elizabeth Stanley, Andréa Burns, Edward Hibbert, Sara Jean Ford, and Philip Chaffin. "Overture," "Prologue: Announcement of Inheritance," "See That You're Born in Texas," "When My Baby Goes to Town," "When My Baby Goes to Town (Dance)," "Something for the Boys," "When We're Home on the Range," "Could It Be You?," "Hey, Good Lookin'," "Hey, Good Lookin' (Dance)," "He's a Right Guy," "Carborundum," "The Leader of a Big-Time Band," "The Leader of a Big-Time Band (Dance)," "Finale Act I," "I'm in Love With a Soldier Boy," "There's a Happy Land in the Sky," "He's a Right Guy (Reprise)," "Betty Bruce Specialty," "By the Mississinewah," "Finale Ultimo." Original orchestrations under the direction of Constantine Kitsopoulos and Greg Jarrett.


OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added, no release date:

Larry Kramer authorized biography
(Henry Holt & Co. - new book)
By Bill Goldstein. To include interviews with Kramer and his husband David Webster, along with friends, colleagues, and "foes" plus material from Kramer’s archives at Yale University.


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