Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 11/13/18 (updated 11/16/18)

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2018: November 6 | October 30, 23, 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:

Carols For A Cure 2018: Volume 20
(Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS - new on 2 CDs)
Annual collection of holiday music from the casts of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and touring shows. Disc One: "Disco (Winter) Wonderland" (Summer), "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (Mean Girls), "On This Christmas Night" (Hamilton), "When We're Together" (Frozen), "It's Just Like Christmas" (Anastasia), "Silent Night" (The Phantom of the Opera), "Head Over Holidays" (Head Over Heels), "You're Auld I Need to Get By" (Aladdin), "O Holy Night" (Beautiful). Disc Two: "Christmas Eve on A Dance Floor" (Chicago), "Deck the Halls/Carols of the Bells" (Once on This Island), "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" (Dear Evan Hansen), "O Christmas Tree" (Kinky Boots), "A New Earth" (Wicked), "The Seven Joys Mary-Come From Away), "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (My Fair Lady), "Auld Lang Syne" (Pretty Woman), "Over the Rainbow" (A Tribute to Jan Maxwell). Available at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS store. Previous year releases are available on

Christine Andreas: Piaf: No Regrets
(PS Classics - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
"Hymne à l'amour / If You Love Me (Really Love Me)," "L'Accordéoniste," "La valse de l'amour," "Mon légionnaire," "Autumn Leaves," "Mon manège à moi," "The Poor People of Paris," "Padam padam...," "Ne me quitte pas (If You Go Away)," "Sous le ciel de Paris (Under Paris Skies)," "I Love Paris / La Vie en rose," "Mon Dieu," "Non, je ne regrette rien," "Milord." Accompanied by 32-piece orchestra. Released 11/9/18. [not included last Tuesday.]

Crossroads: Ry Armstrong & Friends
(Broadway Records - on CD)
New arrangements of musical favorites. Angel Reca, Nick Adams, Matt Rosell, Heath Saunders, Allen Fitzpatrick, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Keaton Whittaker. Entirely non-profit with all proceeds from the album being donated to Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre: Rising Star Project at 5th Avenue Theatre, The Northwest Choirs and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Currently at

The Greatest Showman: Reimagined Deluxe
(Atlantic - new on 2 CDs/on mp3/at iTunes)
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), plus original soundstrack.

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

Steve Ross: It's Almost Christmas Eve
(Harbinger Records/Musical Theater Project - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Steve Ross with SuEllen Estey, Ron Spivak, and Benjamin Weil. "Sing a Little Song of Christmas," "The Christmas Waltz," "Snow Flakes," "Snow," "Goin' on a Sleigh Ride," "It's Almost Christmas Eve," "Christmas Eve," "Lovers on Christmas Eve," "Christmas in New York," "Santa Claus: A Syncopated Christmas Song," "Who Says There Ain't No Santa Claus?," "Toyland," "We Need a Little Christmas," "A New Deal for Christmas," "I Saw Three Ships," "Three Ships," "Happy Christmas, Little Friend," "If I Had Three Wishes for Christmas," "Together This Christmas," "A Fact Can Be a Beautiful Thing," "I Don't Remember Christmas," "After the Holidays," "The Twelve Days After Christmas," "A Christmas Wish for You," "The Wassail Song." Arrangements by Steve Ross.


Liz Callaway: "Beautiful City"
(Working Girl Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Stephen Schwartz song from Godspell. Liz Callaway is backed by a choir and full orchestra. Released 11/9/18.

Travis Moser: "And So It Goes"
(new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Song written by Billy Joel. Released 11/2/18.

DVD/BLU-RAYs Now Available:

A Christmas Story Live!
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-ray/DVD)
2017 live TV show based on the musical with book by Joseph Robinette, and score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, itself based on a story by Jean Shepherd. Cast includes Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer, David Alan Grier, Ken Jeong, Andy Walken and PrettyMuch. Scott Ellis executive producer and Alex Rudzinski the live television director.

My Big Gay Italian Wedding
(Breaking Glass Pictures - new on DVD)
Film version of Anthony J. Wilkinson's 2003 play. Cast includes Alessandro Genovesi, Salvatore Esposito, Monica Guerritore. Directed by Alessandro Genovesi. 90 minutes.

The Sound Of Music Live (UK)
(Shout! Factory - new Blu-ray/DVD)
Classic musical Rodgers & Hammerstein score and book by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay score. Live December 2015 broadcast on ITV. Cast includes : Kara Tointon, Katherine Kelly, Alexander Armstrong, Julian Ovenden, Mel Giedroyc, Maria Friedman, Guy Trundle, Tom Sargent and Zac Lester. To be aired on November 9, 2018, on PBS as part of the "Great Performances" schedule. Released in the U.K. in 2016. Released 11/9/18.

BOOKs Now Available:

Dance Nation
(Oberon - Paperback Book)
Play by Clare Barron. Produced at Playwrights Horizons in 2018. 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. 96 pages.

Rise Up!: Broadway and American Society from 'Angels in America' to 'Hamilton'
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
By Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune). "... tells the story of Broadway's renaissance from the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, via the disaster that was Spiderman: Turn off the Dark through the unparalleled financial, artistic and political success of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton." 240 pages.

MUSIC to be released this Friday, November 16:


Dear Evan Hansen Deluxe
(Atlantic Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording plus cut songs and tracks sung by current cast, including Taylor Trensch. "Anybody Have a Map?," "Waving Through A Window," "For Forever," "Sincerely, Me," "Requiem," "If I Could Tell Her," "Disappear," "You Will Be Found," "To Break In a Glove," "Only Us," "Good For You," "Words Fail," "So Big / So Small," "Finale." Bonus Tracks: "Obvious" (Taylor Trensch) "Hiding In Your Hands" (Mallory Bechtel) "Part Of Me" (Dear Evan Hansen August 2018 Broadway Cast) "In The Bedroom Down The Hall" (Demo, Rachel Bay Jones & Jennifer Laura Thompson) "Disappear" (acoustic, Taylor Trensch and Alex Boniello) "Waving Through A Window" (Katy Perry). Released 11/3/18 on mp3 and at iTunes.

Gettin' The Band Back Together
(Sh-K-Boom Records - new on CD)
Score by Mark Allen. Cast includes Mitchell Jarvis, Jay Klaitz, Manu Narayan, Paul Whitty, Sawyer Nunes, Marilu Henner, Kelli Barrett, Becca Kötte, Garth Kravits, Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, and Brandon Williams. "Jersey," "How Does Your Mouthfeel," "One of Those Guys," "Gettin' the Band Back Together," "Find the One," "Best Day of My Life," "Best Day of My Life (Reprise)," "WWJPD (What Would Joe Perry Do)," "Hava Nagila," "Second Chances," "I Just Want Real," "Life Without Parole," "Battle of Your Life," "Bart's Confession," "Best Band in the World," "Do Over," "Jersey (Reprise)," "Bows." Previously released on mp3 and at iTunes


Added, no release date:

The Jonathan Larson Project
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Based on show presented at Feinstein's/54 Below, which was directed and conceived by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, an evening of Jonathan Larson's unheard work, featuring songs from never-produced shows like 1984 and Superbia; songs that were cut from Rent and tick tick BOOM; songs written for theatrical revues and songs written for the radio; songs about politics and love and New York City; songs never before publicly performed or recorded. Nick Blaemire, Lauren Marcus, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, and George Salazar. Five-piece band including musical director Natalie Tenenbaum, Charlie Rosen, Cody Owen Stine, Megan Talay, and Marques Walls. Music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Charlie Rosen. Danielle Gimbal, copyist. Produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Charlie Rosen, and Kurt Deutsch. Early 2019 release expected.

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