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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 11/19/13

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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Earlier recaps:

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

CDs Now Available:

Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn Deluxe Edition
(Columbia - new on CD/mp3/iTunes )
Live recording of recent Barclays Center concert. "I Remember Barbra #1," "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "Nice 'n' Easy / That Face," "The Way He Makes Me Feel," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "Didn't We," "Marvin Hamlisch intro," "The Way We Were / Through The Eyes Of Love," " Jule Styne intro," "Being Good Isn't Good Enough," "Rose's Turn / Some People / Don't Rain On My Parade," "I Remember Barbra #2," "You're The Top," "What'll I Do / My Funny Valentine (w/ Chris Botti)," "Lost Inside Of You (w/ Chris Botti)," "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born) (w/ Chris Botti)," "Jason Gould intro," "How Deep Is The Ocean (Duet w/ Jason Gould)," "People," "Here's To Life intro," "Here's To Life," "Make Our Garden Grow," "Some Other Time intro," "Some Other Time." Accompanied by 60-piece orchestra, Chris Botti, Jason Gould and Roslyn Kind. Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. The DVD includes biographical video and still photo images of the artist's childhood and early career; Jason Gould's solo performance of "This Masquerade"; and a documentary entitled "I Remember Barbra." Airs on PBS November 29.

Bebe Neuwirth: Stories... in NYC - Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Bebe Neuwirth's show recorded live at 54 Below. "I Love A Piano," "Intro: Welcome to Stories with Piano #4," "Ring Them Bells," "Susan's Dream," "Intro: Dance Songs," "The Bilbao Song," "Simply A Waltz / It Only Happens When I Dance With You," "MrBojangles," "Intro: Are those Cookies?," "Surabaya Johnny," "Intro: Here's a story...," "On A Slow Boat To China," "Intro: What I listen to," "Invitation to the Blues," "But the World Goes 'Round," "Intro: One more song," "Shiver Me Timbers," "Intro: Thank you; here's our encore," "I'll Be Seeing You."

Fred Astaire: Early Years at RKO
(Masterworks - new on 2 CDs/mp3 w/ digital booklet/iTunes)
More than 30 Astaire vocal performances from the RKO films of the 1930s; as well as a rare alternate takes; and two performances by Ginger Rogers. Disc 1: "Music Makes Me," "Flying Down to Rio," "Night and Day" "No Strings," "Isn't This a Lovely Day," "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails," "Cheek to Cheek," "The Piccolino," "We Saw the Sea," "Let Yourself Go," "I'd Rather Lead a Band," "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "Pick Yourself Up," "The Way You Look Tonight," "A Fine Romance," "Bojangles of Harlem," "Never Gonna Dance," "A Fine Romance" (Alternate Take), "Waltz in Swing Time" (Alternate Take); Disc 2: "(I've Got) Beginner's Luck," "Slap That Bass," "They All Laughed," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Shall We Dance," "I Can't Be Bothered Now," "Things Are Looking Up," "A Foggy Day," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "I Used to Be Color Blind," "The Yam," "Change Partners," "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (Alternate Take), "The Yam Steps" (As explained by Fred Astaire), "The Yam," "I Used to Be Color Blind." Studio recordings with backing from the orchestras led by Leo Reisman, Ray Noble, and Johnny Green. Liner notes by Michael Feinstein.

Marry Me A Little Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Stephen Sondheim score. Keen Company cast of Lauren Molina and Jason Tam. Includes first recording of "Rainbow" and songs added to the score in this production: "Ah But Underneath" and "If You Can Find Me, I'm Here" in addition to "Saturday Night," "So Many People," "A Moment With You," "Bang!," "Silly People," "Can That Boy Foxtrot!," "All Things Bright and Beautiful," "It Wasn't Meant to Happen," "Little White House," "Who Could Be Blue?," "The Girls of Summer," "Your Eyes Are Blue," "Marry Me A Little," "Happily Ever After" and "There Won't Be Trumpets." Recorded April 26. Released on mp3 and iTunes 9/24.

Michael Cerveris & Loose Cattle: North of Houston - Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Michael Cerveris and band Loose Cattle recorded live at 54 Below. "intro," "Get Downtown," "Gasoline And Matches," "mandolin instruction," "Backwater," "Electricity," "Jolene, F**k You," "dedication," "Dog Eared," "Lost In New Amsterdam," "Raise Hell," "Ghost Of Virginia," "longfellows and shortcomings," "Evangeline," "Get Down River," "Run That By Me One More Time," "band intros," "Walking Down The Line," "Hard Luck Story," "Wagon Wheel," "Pinball Wizard."

Pull Up a Chair: Stephen Cramer, Broadway Tenor
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Solo album by Helen Hayes award winning tenor Stephen Cramer (Les Miserables tour and Broadway). "Being Alive," "Music of the Night," "Maria," "If I Loved You," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "Bring Him Home," "Something's Coming," "Tell My Father," "We Kiss in a Shadow," "Lonely House," "Virginia," "Danny Boy." With Tony Nalker on piano. Samples, tracks and album available at CD Baby.

René Marie: I Wanna Be Evil * with love to Eartha Kitt
(Motéma Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Jazz singer's tribute to Eartha Kitt. "I'd Rather Be Burned as a Witch," "C'est Si Bon," "Oh, John," "Let's Do It," "Peel Me a Grape," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," "I Wanna Be Evil," "Come On-A My House," "Santa Baby," "Weekend."

Sinatra: Duets 20th Anniversary Deluxe
(Capitol/Universal - new on 2 CDs/mp3s with digital booklet/iTunes/2 LP vinyl)
Newly remastered Sinatra duet set: the original Duets; Duets II; two never-before-released bonus tracks "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)" featuring Tom Scott and 'Embraceable You' with Tanya Tucker; and the rare "Fly Me to the Moon" with George Strait and two versions of "My Way" one recorded with Luciano Pavarotti and the other with Willie Nelson. Duets includes standards partnerings with Anita Baker, Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Kenny G, Julio Iglesias, Liza Minnelli, Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand and Luther Vandross. Duets II features duets with Jimmy Buffett, Neil Diamond, Lena Horne, Chrissie Hynde, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Patti LaBelle, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Luis Miguel, Lorrie Morgan, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Jon Secada, Frank Sinatra Jr., and Stevie Wonder & Gladys Knight. 32 tracks total. Single remastered Best of Duets anniversary CD with 14 tracks also being released.

Stacey Kent: The Changing Lights
(Blue Note/EMI France - new on import CD/iTunes)
Original compositions and classic songs from the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Tôm Jobim, Dori Caymmi, Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal, who performs on two of the album's tracks. Produced and arranged by Jim Tomlinson.

Through the Looking Glass (Original Cast Recording)
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Maltz Jupiter Theatre Cast recording of John Mercurio musical. "Modern-day retelling of Lewis Carroll's classic ... high-energy pop musical." Samples, tracks and album available at CD Baby.

Centerstage Broadway: Trace Barfield
(Digable Digital - new on CD/mp3)
Trumpet instrumental versions of "Cabaret," "All That Jazz," "Summertime," "They Say It's Wonderful," "Yesterday," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," "I Dreamed a Dream," "Music of the Night," "Send in the Clowns." Samples, tracks and album available at CD Baby.


Henry VIII and His Six Wives (A Contemporary Soundtrack)
(new digital on mp3)
The story of the famous Tudor King and his six wives in an eclectic mix of musical genres including jazz, blues, rock, opera, pop and musical theatre. Matt Kane, Hannah Timson, Lucy Goddard and Baker Mukasa. Produced by David Evans, John Merriman and Bill Sherrington at Crown Lane Studio, Morden, Surrey. Samples, tracks and album available at CD Baby.

Matthew Morrison: A Classic Christmas
(222 Records - new 6-track EP mp3/iTunes)
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "This Christmas," "O Holy Night," "Jingle Bell Rock," "Let It Snow," "I'll Be Home for Christmas / Mele Kalikimaka."

Total Family Massage: The Musical!
(Little Speckles - new digital on mp3)
Original cast recording of "wacky, queer holiday musical for the whole family!" Premieres Justin Johns, Jennifer Klouse, John Paul Sharp, Hisam Goueli, Mary Nelson-Brown, Todd Hull, Joshua Moore, Jason Dooley, Saya Jean Burchfield, Eloisa Cardona. December 2013 at The Eclectic Theatre in Seattle. Words and music by John Paul Sharp. Samples, tracks and mp3 album at CD Baby.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

The Bells Of St. Mary's
(Olive Films - new Blu-ray)
1945 film with Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers. Features Oscar winning "Aren't You Glad You're on Your Way?" by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke. Directed by Leo McCarey. Black & white, 126 minutes.

Brief Encounter / The Tamarind Seed
(Shout! Factory - new DVD set)
1974 film written by Noel Coward with Richard Burton and Sophia Loren; and Blake Edwards' 1974 film with Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif.

Here's Edie: The Edie Adams Television Collection
(MVD and Ediad Productions - 4 DVD set)
First ever release from the 1962-63 TV series "Here's Edie" and "The Edie Adams Show." 21 complete episodes filmed in studio and on location. New digital transfer. Guests include Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Getz, Sammy Davis, Jr., Spike Jones, Bob Hope, Peter Falk, Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, Nancy Wilson, Buddy Hackett, Dick Shawn, Terry Thomas, Rowan & Martin, Sir Michael Redgrave, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Andre Previn, Lauritz Melchoir, Laurindo Almeida. Additional guests include Allan Sherman. Bonus footage includes Adams' rarely seen musical performances on Ernie Kovacs shows; commercial promos by Adams and Sid Caesar; Muriel Cigars promotional film and more. 720 minutes. 16-page booklet with rare photos, an essay from Edie's son Joshua Mills, and a show-by-show rundown from curator and co-Producer Ben Model.

Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts Volume 2
(Kultur - on 9 DVDs)
Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. Second volume of 27 programs. Series of concerts televised from Lincoln Center in 1962. 1620 minutes. With Volume 1, released in 2004, completes the series. Currently on sale at ArkivMusic for $99.99, and Volume 1 is on sale for $74.99

Les Miserables 1978
(Shout! Factory - on DVD)
1978 TV movie featuring Anthony Perkins, Richard Jordan, John Gielgud, Ian Holm, Angela Pleasence, Christopher Guard, Caroline Langrishe. 123 minutes. Released 10/15/13.

(Kultur - on DVD)
John Dexter's 1965 production at the National Theatre of Great Britain. Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Frank Finlay, Joyce Redman, Derek Jacobi. Directed by Stuart Burge. 159 minutes.

The Slipper and the Rose
(Inception Media Group - new Blu-Ray)
1976 British musical film version of the Cinderella story with songs by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Gemma Craven, Richard Chamberlain, Michael Hordern, Edith Evans. Written by Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman and Bryan Forbes. Directed by Bryan Forbes. Produced by David Frost and Stuart Lyons.

BOOKs/Misc Now Available:

Actors' Yearbook 2014
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Editor Simon Dunmore and Hilary Lissenden . Annual directory provides detailed information and specific advice on listings from agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers. Insight into the profession: auditions, interviews, casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. Listings in this edition have been thoroughly updated.

The Manifestos and Essays
(TCG - Paperback Book)
By Richard Foreman.

MONOPOLY: The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition
(new board game)
New version celebrating anniversary of The Wizard of Oz film. Features a 3-D pop-up center illustrated and built by Otto Struck and Mike Brutus; offers two ways to play, all new directives that new element of strategy or traditional Monopoly style. Legend cards with directives for pop-up game play with 22 locations from the film, in sepia and transforming into color. Collectible Tokens: Toto, Scarecrow Diploma, Cowardly Lion Medal, Tin Man Heart, Ruby Slippers, Witch's Hat Custom. Money issued by the Bank of Emerald City. The houses and hotels are now custom "Farmhouses" and "Emerald Cities." Red dice that glitter.


Jack Topping: Wonderful World [Import]
(Decca - new import CD)
11-year-old UK choirboy. "Let It Be," "What A Wonderful World," "The Lord Is My Shepherd," "Tomorrow - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra," "Ave Maria," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Pie Jesu (based on The Swan by Saint - Saens)," "Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring," "Count On Me," "Sweetest Love," "Kyrie," "The Leaving Of Liverpool," "Papa Noel," "Allegri Miserere Mei." UK released pre-ordering at Amazon UK.

Liz Callaway: Merry and Bright
(new EP on mp3)
Liz Callaway (Baby, Merrily We Roll Along) sings "Joy to the World," "Grown-Up Christmas List," Silent Night / Mary, Did You Know? (with Ann Hampton Callaway), "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (arranged by and sung with Nicholas Callaway Foster), "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

Sierra Boggess: Awakening: Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3)
Produced by Michael Moritz and executive-produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard. Liner notes by Hal Prince and Andrew Lloyd Webber.


Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Carol J. Oja. Part of the Broadway Legacies series. Examines the early days of Bernstein's career, and the challenging of artistic and political conventions of the day. Archival research, FBI files, interviews with surviving cast members, and previously untapped criticism in African-American newspapers and entertainment-trade journals. Introduction; Section I: Ballet, Nightclubs, Broadway (Youthful Celebrity and Progressive Visions: Breaking Out with Fancy Free; From Nightclubs to Broadway: The Revuers, Comedy Skits, and Progressive Politics; Creating a Broadway Musical: The Conception and Debut of On the Town); Section II: Staging Racial Politics (A Japanese American Star on Broadway: Sono Osato; Desegregating Broadway: On the Town and Race; Biographies on Stage: On the Town's Black Conductor, Dancers, and Singers); Section III: Musical Style (Crossover Composition: The Musical Styles of On the Town; On the Town After Dark: The Nightclub Scene); Section IV: Epilogue; Appendices (Discography and Videography of Fancy Free, On the Town, and The Revuers; Scenario for Fancy Free; Cast List for On the Town on Opening Night); Index. 400 pages; 50 photographs.

Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Eddie Shapiro. in-depth conversations with twenty leading women of Broadway, including Elaine Stritch, Carol Channing, Chita Rivera, Donna McKechnie, Angela Lansbury, Leslie Uggams, Judy Kaye, Betty Buckley, Patti LuPone, Bebe Neuwirth, Donna Murphy, Lillias White, Karen Ziemba, Debra Monk, Victoria Clark, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Sutton Foster and Laura Benanti. Foreword by Elaine Page.


Added for 2014:

Murder for Two
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of Joe Kinosian (music) and Kellen Blair (lyrics) score. Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback. Produced by Joel Moss. Kurt Deutsch executive producer.