Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 10/25/16

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Earlier recaps:

2016: October 18, 11, 4 | September 27, 20, 13, 6 | August 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | July 26, 19, 12, 5 | June 28, 21, 14, 7 | May 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | April 26, 19, 12, 5 | March 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | February 23, 16, 9, 2 | January 26, 19, 12, 5, 2016 | 2015

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance
(Universal - new on Blu-ray in the UK/DVD)
Special gala performance to mark 25 years of Schönberg and Boublil's musical, recorded live at the Prince Edward Theatre in London. The cast includes Eva Noblezada, Jon Jon Briones and Hugh Maynard, and also features guest appearances from original 1989 cast members Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga, Simon Bowman and Claire Moore. U.S. release is unknown at this time. 187 minutes. Blu-ray is marked Region B/2 and DVD is PAL format.

BOOKs Now Available:

Coming to Terms: American Plays & the Vietnam War 2nd Edition
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
James Reston Jr. Plays include Streamers by David Rabe, Botticelli by Terrence McNally, How I Got That Story by Amlin Gray, Medal of Honor Rag by Tom Cole, Moonchildren by Michael Weller, Still Life by Emily Mann, and Strange Snow by Stephen Metcalfe. 360 pages.

The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Jonas Westover. Part of OUP's Broadway Legacies Series. The author investigates beyond the Shuberts' business empire into their early revues and the role they played in developing American theatre as an art form ... tracing the history of the Shuberts' revue series, presented annually from 1912-1924, and covers more broadly the glorious days of early Broadway. A history of Broadway's Golden Age, plus a revisionary argument about the overarching history of the revue. From documents in the Shubert Theater Archive, Westover argues against the popular misconception that the Shubert's competitor, producer Florenz Ziegfeld was the sole proprietor of Broadway audiences. 320 pages.

MUSIC to be released this Friday

None at this time.


From Broadway With Love-Benefit Concert for Orlando
(Broadway Records - new on CD/DVD/Blu-ray)
Features song, dance and special appearances from performers including Darren Criss, Chita Rivera, Norbert Leo Butz, Kelli O’Hara, Jessie Mueller, Wilson Cruz, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Carmen Cusack, Andrea McArdle, Lilla Crawford, Priscilla Lopez, Lillias White, Liz Callaway, Josh Henry, Keala Settle, Anika Larsen, Justin Sargent, Carrie Manolakos, LaRue Howard, Michelle Lindahl, Justin Lore, Ménage, VarieTease and the Orlando Voices United Choir, as well as SiriusXM Broadway hosts Seth Rudetsky and Christine Pedi. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, who will donate their performance as one of the sponsors for the evening, accompanies the performers. Michael J. Moritz, Music Director. Recorded and filmed live at the Disney Theatre at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Net proceeds raised from the performance (royalties and artist fees waived) by From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Orlando will be donated equally between the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, Hope and Help Center of Central Florida and Zebra Coalition. All formats also available at

Hairspray Live!
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Recording from December 7, 2016, live telecast on NBC. Cast includes Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Garrett Clayton, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, and Martin Short. Kenny Leon directs. Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Music by Marc Shaiman. Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman.

Pretty Filthy
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
The Civilians and Michael Friedman. Alan Louis, Luba Mason, Steve Rosen, Marrick Smith, Maria-Christina Oliveras, John Behlmann, Lulu Fall, and Jared Zirilli "Names," "What If I Like It," "Impossible Girls," "Porn Capitalism," "The First Video Stars," "Squirting 101," "Bobby and Becky and Taylor and Dick," "Waiting for Wood," "Porn House," "Fuck the World," "Applesauce," "Beautiful," "Pretty Filthy." Produced by Michael Friedman and Kurt Deutsch; executive produced by Jon Platt. Also at


After Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by "Fiddler on the Roof"
(Pegasus Books - Hardcover Book)
By Alexandra Silber. Foreword by Sheldon Harnick. Historical novel that imagines what happens to the characters of Fiddler on the Roof (original stories by Sholem Aleichem) after the curtain falls. 256 pages.


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(TCG - Paperback Book)
Libretto for recently produced musical by David Bowie and Enda Walsh. 112 pages.