Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 11/21/17 (updated 11/24/17)

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Earlier recaps:

2017: November 14, 7, October 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | September 26, 19, 12, 5 | August 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | July 25, 18, July 4 & 11 | June 27, 20, 13, 6 | May 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | April 25, 18, 11, 4 | March 28, 21, 14, 7 | February 28, 21, 14, 7 | January 31, 24, 17, 10, 3

2016 | 2015

CDs Now Available:

Blue Jupiter: Twisted Broadway, Volume One
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3)
New York based a capella group. "I Got the Sun in the Mornin'," "Magic to Do," "My Favorite Things," "Over the Rainbow," "Summertime," "Defying Gravity," "Close Every Door," "All That Jazz," "Whatever Lola Wants," "Put on a Happy Face," "Let It Go," "Over the Rainbow (Reprise)." Also at

Leading Ladies: Songs from the Stage
(Rhino - new import CD)
Amber Riley (Dreamgirls), Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard, Memphis) and Cassidy Jansen (Beautiful, Wicked). "One Night Only," "Seasons of Love," "I'm Every Woman," "Natural Woman," "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Helpless," "Memory," "Somebody to Love," "Falling Slowly," "Love Will Stand," "Raise the Roof," "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "One Good Man."

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

(Broadway Records - new digital single on mp3 and at iTunes)
New song written by Stephen Schwartz and performed by Essential Voices USA. Conducted by Judith Clurman. The song, inspired by the "It Gets Better Project," was written for for a 2012 concert performance by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Proceeds to Benefit Anti-Bullying Workshops in New York City Public Schools. Also at Broadway Records. Released 11/17/17.

VINYL Now Available:

Dear Evan Hansen picture disc
(Atlantic Records - new 12" vinyl)
This 2-sided 12" picture disc features "Waving Through the Window" from the Dear Evan Hansen original cast recording, and previously unreleased, never-before-heard track "In the Bedroom Down the Hall," also by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and performed by Rachel Bay Jones and Jennifer Laura Thompson. New track also available digitally at iTunes and on mp3 at Amazon. Released 11/17/17.

BOOKs Now Available:

Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window
(Grand Central Publishing - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD)
By Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul. To include include personal memories, photographs, unreleased lyrics, and the Dear Evan Hansen libretto. 224 pages

Network: based on the Paddy Chayefsky film
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
New play by Lee Hall, based on the screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky. Play to debut at the National Theatre in November 2017, featuring Bryan Cranston. 96 pages.

The Seagull
(Theatre Communications Group - new Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Anton Chekhov, translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky. Brand new edition includes passages that were omitted from the version originally performed at the Moscow Art Theater in 1898. Contains both the canonically recognized version as well as the newly restored original text written by Chekhov. Adapted by playwright Richard Nelson, with Russian translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Part of TCG Classic Russian Drama Series. 128 pages.

Stage to Stage: My Journey to Broadway
(wea - Hardcover Book)
By Josh Groban. Captures Groban's perspective on the notable events that illuminated his extraordinary journey to Broadway. Starting with his Stages album, which featured Broadway classics, the book chronicles the past 2+ years. Also included are behind the scenes photos and key moments from the making of the stages live television special and on the stage world tour, culminating in his experiences surrounding his first ever Broadway performances and his first tony nomination. 192 pages.


The Music...The Mem'ries...The Magic!
(Columbia - new on 2 CDs)
Live concert performance from Barbra Streisand's 2016 tour, including dialogue plus a performance of "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" with special guest, Jamie Foxx. Released in conjunction with the airing of the filmed version of this concert on Netflix beginning Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017. Disc 1: "People," "The Way We Were," "Introductory Remarks," "Everything," "Being at War with Each Other," "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," "Evergreen," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "Being Alive," "Directing Movies," "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" Disc 2: "Pure Imagination," "Making Encore," "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" (Barbra Streisand with Anthony Newley), "Losing My Mind," "Isn't This Better," "How Lucky Can You Get," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "People," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain - Barbra Streisand with Jamie Foxx," "Happy Days Are Here Again," "Jingle Bells?," "With One More Look At You," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "By the Way," "Children Will Listen," "Everything Must Change." Also available in single disc Highlights version.


The Backstagers Vol. 2
(BOOM! Box - Paperback Book)
Written by James Tynion IV, illustrated by Rian Sygh. "All the world's a stage ... but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic—literally! When one of the actors suddenly goes missing, the Backstagers must band together to save their comrade and maintain the natural balance of ... theater. 112 pages.

Teens Talk Theatre: Backstage Reports On Today’s High School Arts Scene
(Past Times Publishing Company - Kindle Edition)
By Jordan Young. The author was assigned by The Orange County Register to go behind the scenes and report on Southern California high school productions of plays. Here, he discusses interviews with students and discussion of the productions.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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