Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 11/17/15

Earlier recaps:

November 10, 3 | October 27, 20, 13, 6 | September 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | August 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 24, 17, 10, 3 | January 27, 20, 13, 6

Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.

CDs Now Available:

Clinton the Musical
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording. Music and lyrics by Paul Hodge. Kerry Butler, Tom Galantich, Duke Lafoon, Judy Gold, John Treacy Egan, Veronica J. Kuehn, Kevin Zak, Kara Guy, Dale Hensley, Rob Richardson and Gretchen Wylder. "Overture," "Awful-Awesome," "The Me I See," "The Day After That," "A Starr Is Born," "Lie to You," "Say Nay," "Monica's Song," "Both Ways," "Both Ways (Reprise)," "What Could Go Wrong?," "That Woman, Miss Lewinsky," "State of the Union," "A Place Called Hope," "Monica's Song (Reprise)," "Enough," "Sexual Relations," "Brew It for Your Country," "The Me I See (Reprise) / What Could Go Wrong? (Reprise)," "Finale." Released earlier on new on mp3 and at iTunes

Frank Sinatra: A Voice On Air (1935-1955)
(Sony/Legacy - new on 4 CDs)
100+ track, 4-CD deluxe box set culled from a collection of rare radio broadcasts and rehearsals restored from the original recording masters (glass and aluminum radio transcription discs and magnetic tape masters) for unprecedented high-fidelity sound. Charts Sinatra's evolution as a vocalist, and includes samples of his radio work from the first twenty years of his amazing career, from his first radio performance in 1935 (singing "S-H-I-N-E" with the Hoboken Four) to his last weekly series in 1955 (The Frank Sinatra Show, featuring ultra-rare performances with an in-studio quintet).

Jeudi: Winter Was Warm
(Home and Yonder - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"It's Winter Again," "By the Fireside," "There's Frost on the Moon," "And Suddenly It's Christmas," "I Know Why and so Do You," "I'll Walk Alone," "Don't Wait Till the Night Before Christmas," "December," "Winter Was Warm," "Santa Claus Came in the Spring," "I'd Like You for Christmas" (with John Boswell), "Little Jack Frost," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Produced by John Boswell and David Boswell. Arranged by John Boswell. Released 9/4/15.

Our Mutual Friend: a New Musical
(new on CD)
Studio cast recording Of Larry Gelb;s score of Dickens' "Our Mutual Friend." 24 new songs with Kathryn Boswell (Gigi), James Patterson (Beauty and the Beast), and others. "Bella's Waltz" (Instrumental), "I Hate My Profession," "River in My Blood," "John Harmon Is Dead," "I'm Movin' Up in the World," "Bella's Dilemma" (Part One), "Bella's Dilemma[Part Two), "We All End Up as Dust," "University of You," "Trouble On My Mind," "We're Gonna Brisk Ya' Up," "Six Jolly Porters Drinking Song," "Love Came to Me," "Just Wait 'til They See Her," "I'm Not Supposed to Fall in Love" (Solo), "Where Have I Seen Him Before?," "Maybe It Was Love," "If My Life Were Pleasant," "Don't Tell Bella !," "Lizzie," "The Law's Not for Everyone," "As Near to You as Love," "Bella's Waltz" (Vocal Version), "I'm Not Supposed to Fall in Love[Duet), "Not to Be Like You," "Bella's Waltz" (Instrumental Finale). Available at CD Baby.

Retro: Linda Eder
(new on CD)
"Love Is Here at Last" (Cyrano de Bergerac), "In the Stone" (Camille Claudel), "When the Right Man Comes Along" (Quickstep), "You Never Can Tell" (Havana, duet with Michael Lanning), "I'm Doing Just Fine" (Havana), "Someone" (Cyrano de Bergerac), "The One That Got Away" (by Wildhorn and Jack Murphy), "Matter of Luck" (Havana), "So Young So Beautiful" (Cyrano de Bergerac), "Sweet Surprise" (Havana), "Could It Be" (Quickstep by Jason Howland), "Easy" (Scott & Zelda), "There Is Love (Frank Wildhorn and Maury Yeston), "Is This Where Our Story Ends." Available at

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

(Warner Archive - made on demand DVD)
1929 musical film starring Ramón Novarro. Score by Dimitri Tiomkin, plus seven songs by Herbert Stothart and Clifford Grey. 97 minutes.

Everything I Have Is Yours
(Warner Archive - made on demand DVD)
1952 musical film. Starring Gower Champion, Marge Champion, Dennis O'Keefe. Written by Ruth Brooks Flippen and George Wells. Directed by Robert Z. Leonard. Songs by Burton Lane & Harold Adamson, Walter Donaldson & Bob Wright and Chet Forrest, Johnny Green & Clifford Grey, Rex Newman and Douglas Furber, Richard Priborsky, Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green & Johnny Mercer, Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn. 92 minutes.

In Gay Madrid
(Warner Archive - made on demand DVD)
1930 musical comedy film starring Ramón Novarro and Dorothy Jordan. Songwriters include Herbert Stothart, Xavier Cugat, Clifford Grey, Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk, Herbert Stothart. 82 minutes.

The Girl Most Likely 1957
(Warner Archive - made on demand DVD)
1958 musical comedy film with Jane Powell, Cliff Robertson, Keith Andes, Kaye Ballard, Tommy Noonan. Songs by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin. Choreography by Gower Champion. Music arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle. 98 minutes.

The Latin Lovers
(Warner Archive - made on demand DVD)
1953 romantic musical comedy MGM film. Cast includes Lana Turner, Ricardo Montalban, John Lund, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, Eduard Franz, Beulah Bondi, Joaquin Garay, Archer MacDonald, Dorothy Neumann, Robert Burton, Rita Moreno. Songs by Nicholas Brodszky and Leo Robin. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. 104 minutes.

The Merry Widow
(Warner Archive - made on demand DVD)
1952 film adaptation of Franz Lehár/Victor Léon/Leo Stein opera. Cast includes Lana Turner, Fernando Lamas, Una Merkel, Richard Haydn, and Gwen Verdon. Directed by Curtis Bernhardt. 137 minutes.

The Merry Widow Met Opera
(Decca - new on DVD)
Franz Lehár operetta. Metropolitan Opera performance featuring Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn, Kelli O'Hara, Alek Shrader, Sir Thomas Allen, Carson Elrod. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis).

The Night Is Young
(Warner Archive - made on demand DVD)
1935 musical comedy film featuring Ramón Novarro, Evelyn Laye, Charles Butterworth, Una Merkel, Edward Everett Horton, Donald Cook, Henry Stephenson, Rosalind Russell, Herman Bing. Songs by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II. Directed by Dudley Murphy. 81 minutes.

Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All
(Eagle Rock Entertainment - 2 Blu-ray disc set/2 DVD set/4 DVD deluxe set)
2015 documenary shown on HBO, plus additional interviews. 4-DVD set includes a CD and additional DVD of Sinatra's retirement concert and his 1965 TV interview with Walter Cronkite plus other items.

The Son-Daughter
(Warner Archive - made on demand DVD)
1932 film based on the play (November 1919 - June 1920, Belasco Theatre) by George Scarborough and David Belasco. Cast includes Helen Hayes, Lewis Stone, H.B. Warner, Warner Oland, Ramón Novarro, Ralph Morgan, Louise Closser Hale. 79 minutes.

VINYL Albums Now Available:

The Last Five Years soundtrack vinyl
(Ghostlight Records - new double LP)
Limited edition of 1,000 units.

BOOKs Now Available:

Theatre and Laughter
(Palgrave Macmillan - Paperback Book)
By Eric Weitz. Examines laughter among actors, among audience, and the interaction between the two ... laughter as a tool of political resonance, as social commentary, and as one of the oldest rhetorical devices. 120 pages.

Theatre and Social Media
(Palgrave Macmillan - Paperback Book)
By Patrick Lonergan. The relationship between social media and theatre. The author argues that social media is itself a performance space, analysing how it's used by both theatres and audiences and also in connection with each other.

Uncle Tom's Cabin on the American Stage and Screen
(Palgrave Macmillan - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of 2012 book by John Frick. Traces the major dramatizations of Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic from its inception in 1852 through "modern" versions on film. Examines the major productions, companies, and influential persons in the long, complex history of theatrical Toms and introduces the reader to the artists who created the plays and productions that created theatre history. 332 pages.

What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Brian Seibert (dance critic for New York Times). Authoritative account of the great American art of tap dancing. 624 pages.


Preludes cast recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Details to be confirmed: Dave Malloy score. Possibly Lincoln Center original cast recording.

The Wiz Live! Original Soundtrack
(Sony Masterworks/Broadway Records - on CD)
Soundtrack recording from 2015 "The Wiz Live" televised live musical. Cast includes Shanice Williams, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common, Stephanie Mills. New material by Harvey Fierstein. Music producer Harvey Mason Jr. Also pre-ordering at Broadway Records.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs - Live At The Cafe Carlyle
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)