Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 12/13/16 (updated 12/16/16)

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Earlier recaps:

2016: December 6 | November 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | October 25, 18, 11, 4 | September 27, 20, 13, 6 | August 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | July 26, 19, 12, 5 | June 28, 21, 14, 7 | May 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | April 26, 19, 12, 5 | March 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | February 23, 16, 9, 2 | January 26, 19, 12, 5, 2016 | 2015 s

CDs Now Available:

Schikaneder cast album
(Hitsquad Records - new import 2-CD set)
New musical with score by Stephen Schwartz about the actor, singer, director, writer and impresario Emanuel Schikaneder (The Magic Flute ) and his wife, Eleonore Schikaneder. World premiere Vienna cast. In German. Also available now at Amazon Germany. Released earlier in the U.S. on mp3/at iTunes.

DIGITAL Now Available:

Falsettos 2016 Broadway cast recording digital
(Ghostlight Records - new digital mp3/iTunes)
The complete score by William Finn recorded for the first time. Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz, and Betsy Wolfe. Also at Ghostlight Records. Act One – March of the Falsettos: "Four Jews in a Room Bitching," "2A Tight-Knit Family / Love Is Blind," "The Thrill of First Love," "Marvin at the Psychiatrist (A Three-Part Mini-Opera)," "My Father’s a Homo / Everyone Tells Jason to See a Psychiatrist," "This Had Better Come to a Stop," "I’m Breaking Down," "Please Come to Our House / Jason’s Therapy," "A Marriage Proposal / A Tight-Knit Family (Reprise)," "Trina’s Song / March of the Falsettos," "The Chess Game," "Making a Home," "The Games I Play," "Marvin Hits Trina," "I Never Wanted to Love You," "Father to Son." Act Two – Falsettoland: "Falsettoland / About Time," "Year of the Child," "Miracle of Judaism," "The Baseball Game," "A Day in Falsettoland," "Everyone Hates His Parents," "What More Can I Say?," "Something Bad Is Happening / More Racquetball," "Holding to the Ground," "Days Like This," "Canceling the Bar Mitzvah," "Unlikely Lovers," "Another Miracle of Judaism," "Something Bad Is Happening (Reprise)," "You Gotta Die Sometime," "Jason’s Bar Mitzvah," "What Would I Do?," "Falsettoland (Reprise)." CD to be released 1/27/17.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Boys in the Band: Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics
(Wayne State Univ Press - Paperback Book)
Contributors: Matt Bell (Editor), David A. Gerstner, Amy Villarejo, Joe Wlodarz, James Wilson, Stephen Vider, Matthew Tinkcom, Steven Cohan, Nick Davis, Ramzi Fawaz, J. Todd Ormsbee, Ryan Powell. Essays that pose and answer questions about the film [based on Mart Crowley's play] in remarkably different ways. Cultural analysis, archival research, interviews, study of film traditions, and theoretical framing intensify their readings of the film. 336 pages.

Dry Powder: A Play
(Grove Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Sarah Burgess. Originally produced in March 2016 at Public Theater. 112 pages.

BLU-RAY/DVD Now Available:

Florence Foster Jenkins
(Paramount - new on Blu-ray/DVD)
2016 film featuring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant. Extras to include: Deleted Scenes, "Ours is a Happy World", The Music and Songs of Florence, From Script to Screen, Designing the Look, Florence Foster Jenkins World Premiere, Q&A with Meryl Streep, Live at Carnegie Hall. 110 minutes.

(VAI - new on DVD)
Original made for TV musical produced and directed by Max Liebman that aired live on June 9, 1956. Music by Clay Warnick and Mel Pahl, based on themes of Johann Strauss, Jr. Lyrics by Edward Eager, book by William Friedberg and Neil Simon. Includes the original commercials as a separate bonus feature. Black & white, 90 minutes. Doretta Morrow, Keith Andes, Kitty Carlisle, Jacques d'Amboise, Tammy Grimes, and George Irving. Featured dancers Bambi Linn and Rod Alexander

No Pay, No Nudity
(Monterey Media - new Blu-ray/DVD/Digital download)
New film by Lee Wilkof. features Boyd Gaines, Donna Murphy, and Frances Conroy. Frances Conroy, Gabriel Byrne, and Nathan Lane Frances Conroy, Gabriel Byrne, and Nathan Lane. "About a middle aged actor who has lost his way, and how he relies on his friends, who he hangs out with in the Equity Lounge. He finds his way back to what he loves when he returns to his hometown in Dayton, Ohio, to play the fool in King Lear, and connects with an old girlfriend. 92 minutes.


The Hamilton Mixtape (Explicit)(Cassette)
"No John Trumbull (Intro)," "My Shot (with Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix]," "Take A Break (Interlude)," "Say Yes To This," "Congratulations," "Satisfied (with Miguel & Queen Latifah)," "Stay Alive (Interlude)," "Cabinet Battle 3 (Demo)," "It's Quiet Uptown," "History Has Its Eyes On You," "Who Tells Your Story (with Common & Ingrid Michaelson)," "Dear Theodosia (Reprise)." [Not sure what this is, other than the obvious.]


Brutus and Other Heroines: Playing Shakespeare's Roles for Women
(Nick Hern Books - new paperback book/Kindle edition)
By Harriet Walter. An exploration of the Shakespearean canon through the eyes of a self-identified "feminist actor" – but, above all, a remarkable account of an acting career unconstrained by tradition or expectations. 224 pages.