Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 12/11/18 (updated 12/14/18)

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Earlier recaps:

2018: December 4 | November 27, 20, 13, 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:

2 AM at the Sands
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
World premiere recording. An imagined evening of Frank Sinatra's legendary concerts. Andrew Samonsky and the 2 AM at the Sands orchestra. "Come Fly With Me," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Mr. Bojangles," "That's Amore," "Help Yourself," "You Make Me Feel So Young," "April in Paris," "One For My Baby," "Luck Be a Lady," "My Kind of Town," "New York, New York," "What the World Needs Now is Love." Recorded live at the Rubicon Theater in Ventura, California, using the original legendary Quincy Jones charts by arrangement with Frank Sinatra Productions. Currently at

A Christmas Story Live!
(Warner Music Group - new on CD)
Soundtrack recording of Fox 12/17/17 televised musical. Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Cast includes Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer, David Alan Grier, Ken Jeong, Andy Walken and PrettyMuch. "Count on Christmas," "It All Comes Down to Christmas," "Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun," "The Genius on Cleveland Street," "When You're a Wimp," "Ralphie to the Rescue!," "What a Mother Does," "A Major Award," "Ralphie's Nightmare," "In the Market for a Miracle," "Sticky Situation," "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!," "Just Like That," "At Higbee's," "Before the Old Man Comes Home," "Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana," "Red Ryder (Reprise #3)/Ralphie To The Rescue! (Reprise)," "A Christmas Story." Released on mp3 and at iTunes in December 2017.

The Dancing Years studio recording
(JAY Records - new on 2 CDs/at iTunes)
First complete recording. Ivor Novello / Christopher Hassall score. Valeria Masterson, Louise Winter, David Fieldsend, Lynton Black, Mary Hegarty, Katrina Murphy, Tinuke Olafimihan, and Janie Dee. National Symphony Orchestra Conducted by John Owen Edwards and Craig Barna. "Recorded over the years" at at Abbey Road Studios and Angel Studios, London. Also at Amazon UK and Released 12/7/18.

Gettin' The Band Back Together OBC
(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

Something for the Boys
(PS Classics - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
2018 studio cast recording Cole Porter score. Danny Burstein, Elizabeth Stanley, Andréa Burns, Edward Hibbert, Sara Jean Ford, and Philip Chaffin. "Overture," "Prologue: Announcement of Inheritance," "See That You're Born in Texas," "When My Baby Goes to Town," "When My Baby Goes to Town (Dance)," "Something for the Boys," "When We're Home on the Range," "Could It Be You?," "Hey, Good Lookin'," "Hey, Good Lookin' (Dance)," "He's a Right Guy," "Carborundum," "The Leader of a Big-Time Band," "The Leader of a Big-Time Band (Dance)," "Finale Act I," "I'm in Love With a Soldier Boy," "There's a Happy Land in the Sky," "He's a Right Guy (Reprise)," "Betty Bruce Specialty," "By the Mississinewah," "Finale Ultimo." Original orchestrations under the direction of Constantine Kitsopoulos and Greg Jarrett.

Springsteen on Broadway
(Sony - new on 2 CDs/mp3/4-LP vinyl set/at iTunes)
Solo acoustic performance written and performed by Bruce Springsteen at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Complete live performance of Springsteen on Broadway with special appearance by Patti Scialfa. Growin' Up (introduction), "Growin' Up," My Hometown (introduction), "My Hometown," My Father's House (introduction), "My Father's House," The Wish (introduction), "The Wish," Thunder Road (introduction), "Thunder Road," The Promised Land (introduction), "The Promised Land," Born In the U.S.A. (introduction), "Born In the U.S.A.," Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (introduction), "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," Tougher Than the Rest (introduction), "Tougher Than the Rest," Brilliant Disguise (introduction), "Brilliant Disguise," Long Time Comin' (introduction), "Long Time Comin'," The Ghost of Tom Joad (introduction), "The Ghost of Tom Joad," The Rising," Dancing In the Dark (introduction), "Dancing In the Dark," Land of Hope and Dreams," Born to Run (introduction), "Born to Run." Single track "Land of Hope and Dreams" released on 11/2/18 on mp3 and at iTunes.


A Christmas Carol the Musical
(new digital album)
Score by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell. Re-telling of Charles Dickens Christmas tale. First appeared Off-Broadway at the Players Theatre in 2008 and has been revived every year in December. 2015 Off-Broadway cast includes Eric Fletcher, Andrew James Poole, Bekah Shade, Aaron Castle, Brianna Hurley, Rebecca Pomeranz, Courtney Hansen, Zanden Hogrelius. "Prologue," "Marley," "Mankind Is Your Business," "Ghost of Christmas Past," "Jingle Bells," "Young Scrooge," "Fezzi Jig (O Christmas Tree)," "Belle," "Regret," "Ghost of Christmas Present," "Joy to the World," "Bob Cratchit’s Home," "Silent Night," "Nephew Fred," "Oh Come All Ye Faithful / Carol of the Bells," "Ghost of Christmas yet to Come," "Penny Pinchers," "Graveyard," "Christmas Day," "Regret Reprise," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." Digital album, tracks, and clips available at

Matt Croke: Only Dreaming
(new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Star of London's Aladdin debut album. Produced and orchestrated by Alan Williams. "Proud of Your Boy," "Fight the Dragons," "Not While I'm Around," "Singin' in the Rain," "Go The Distance," "Something's Coming," "Beautiful City," "Who Better Than Me?," "Come What May," "A Whole New World," (with Hiba Elchikhe),"This Is Not Over Yet," "Somebody's Got You Back," (with Trevor Dion Nicholas),"Home," "Goodbye," "Proud of Your Boy/Endless Night" (with Nick Afoa). Released 12/7/18.

The Prom digital
(Masterworks Broadway - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Original Broadway cast recording of score by Matthew Sklar (music) and and Chad Beguelin (lyrics). Cast includes Courtenay Collins, Beth Leavel, Michael Potts, Caitlin Kinnunen, Isabelle McCalla, Brooks Ashmanskas, Josh Lamon, Christopher Sieber, and Angie Schworer Nathan Johnson. "Changing Lives," "Changing Lives (Reprise)," "Just Breathe," "It's Not About Me," "Dance with You," "The Acceptance Song," "You Happened," "We Look to You," "Tonight Belongs to You," "Zazz," "The Lady's Improving," "Love Thy Neighbor," "Alyssa Greene," "Barry Is Going to Prom," "Unruly Heart," "It's Time to Dance." CD to be released 1/11/19.

VINYL Albums Now Available:

Anastasia vinyl
(Broadway Records - new vinyl LP)
OBC recording of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens score. Bonus track: duet of Liz Callaway and Christy Altomare singing "Journey to the Past" with Stephen Flaherty on piano. At

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
(new 2-LP vinyl set)
Live musical concert televised on NBC on April 1, 2018. Cast includes John Legend, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles, Brandon Victor Dixon, Norm Lewis, Jason Tam, Ben Daniels, Jin Ha, Erik Grönwall. Released earlier on CD and digitally on mp3 and at iTunes. Released 4/27/18.

My Fair Lady vinyl
(Broadway Records - new vinyl LP album)
Lincoln Center cast recording of score by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner's score. Cast includes Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, Diana Rigg as Mrs. Higgins, Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica, Linda Mugleston, and Manu Narayan. Album produced by David Lai and Ted Sperling. "Overture," "Why Can't the English?," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?," "With a Little Bit of Luck," "I'm An Ordinary Man," "Just You Wait," "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Ascot Gavotte," "On the Street Where You Live," "LP2 the Embassy Waltz," "You Did It," "Show Me," "The Flower Market," "Get Me to the Church on Time," "A Hymn to Him," "Without You," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "Finale."

BOOKs Now Available:

I and You
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Lauren Gunderson. Play by Lauren Gunderson. 88 pages. Released 11/29/18.


Songs for a New World
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Score by Jason Robert Brown. 2018 City Center Encores! Off-Center cast recording. Cast includes Shoshana Bean, Colin Donnell, Mykal Kilgore, and Solea Pfeiffer. Produced by Jeffrey Lesser and Jason Robert Brown, with Stacey Mindich serving as executive producer.


Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood
(Crown Archetype - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
Memoir by Andrew Rannells (Falsettos, The Book of Mormon). The Audible edition is narrated by Rannells. 272 pages.