Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 12/27/16

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Earlier recaps:

2016: December 20, 13, 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

CDs Now Available:

Do You Wanna Dance? original cast recording
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/iTunes)
Cast recording of Mark Brymer and John Jacobson's jukebox musical created for production in schools. "Overture," "Dancing in the Street," "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow," "Your Mama Don't Dance / Why Can't I Dance," "Dancing in the Street (Reprise)," "Do You Wanna Dance? (Ballad Version)," "How Sweet It Is," "Politics Of Dancing / Why Can't I Dance," "Neutron Dance," "Boogie Wonderland," "Dancing in the Street Protest," "Shake Your Groove Thing / Shake Your Booty," "Bust a Move," "Pomp and Circum-dance," "Walking on Sunshine," "Dancing Machine," "Do You Wanna Dance? (Uptempo Version)," "Mega-Mix (Medley)." Released 12/16/16.

Trent Armand Kendall + Brass Illusion
(Onemoe Music - new on CD-R/mp3/iTunes)
Trent Armand Kendall (Picture Incomplete). "Spinning Wheel," "On Broadway / Stand by Me," "My Girl," "Superstar / Love the One You're With," "People Get Ready / Love Train," "Forget You," "This {Crazy} Love," "When Love Comes to Town," "The Approaching Storm," "A Change Is Gonna Come," "Caldonia," "Is You Is / Love Me or Leave Me," "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying," "Blues in the Night."

BOOKs Now Available:

All The Ways to Say I Love You: Two Plays and One Short Story: Off-Broadway Edition
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Neil LaBute produced in 2016 at Lucille Lortel Theatre, starring Judith Light. Also included is All My White Sins Forgiven, the one-act companion play that gives depth and context to All The Ways To Say I Love You, and the short story "With Hair of Hand-Spun Gold." 112 pages.

Edinburgh's Festival and King's Theatres
(Amerley - Paperback Book/Kindle)
By Jack Gillon. Part of the Through Time series. The King's Theatre, one of Britain’s most opulent touring venues, built in 1905; and The Festival Theater, which stands on Edinburgh’s longest continuous theater site, dating as far back as 1830. 96 pages.

Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers
(Little, Brown and Company - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook)
Biography by Leslie Bennetts. 432 pages. Released 11/15/16. Audiobook read by Erin Bennett. Released 11/15/16.

Mary McCartney: Twelfth Night
(HENI Publishing - Hardcover Book)
Photography by Mary McCartney; Introduction by Mark Rylance. Photograph study of Mark Rylance as he applied his make-up prior to his performance as Olivia in Shakespeare's Globe Theater's Twelfth Night, and of the rest of the cast, including Stephen Fry in the role of Malvolio, backstage. Captures the entire performative arc undertaken by each of the actors and musicians involved; from both the intense psychological preparation to the candid moments of relaxation that accompany the intensity of the stage wings. 156 pages.

Mary Page Marlowe
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Tracy Letts. Premiered at Steppenwolf in Chicago in 2016. 112 pages.


Beauty and the Beast (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition)
(Walt Disney Records - new 2-CD set)
From 2017 live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Hattie Morahan, Nathan Mack, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson.

Consider Yourself! The Highs Of Lionel Bart
(Cherry Red - new 5-CD import set)
Showcases all of Lionel Bart’s early triumphs including music from the historic productions of Oliver! which featured the young Steve Marriott as the Artful Dodger, Stanley Holloway, Ron Moody’s immortal Fagin, Georgia Brown's Nancy, and Barry Humphries as Mr Sowerberry, the undertaker. Includes songs from Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be with Barbara Windsor, Sid James, Adam Faith and Max Bygraves; music from Blitz, the complete original score plus popular recordings "Far Away" performed by Shirley Bassey, and others. Also, songs Lionel wrote to put Tommy Steele on the map, including the compositions from The Duke Wore Jeans and Tommy the Toreador, and a panorama of his writing for the popular artists of the day, including Cliff Richard, Tommy Steele, Marty Wilde, Anthony Newley, Alma Cogan, Mark Wynter, Frankie Vaughan, Shane Fenton and Joe Brown. Includes the theme from From Russia With Love arranged by John Barry, and Lionel's own wonderfully eccentric recordings, the For Bart's Sake 10 solo album and his 1961 Christmas single. Track list at Amazon. Will be released first in the UK on 2/24/17; more information at Cherry Red Records website.

(Paramount - new Blu-ray/DVD)
2016 film version of August Wilson play. Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Stephen Henderson. Directed by Denzel Washington. Blu-ray includes Digital copy & DVD copy.

Live From Lincoln Center: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
(PBS - new on DVD)
Aired on PBS April 26, 2013. Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe, John Cullum, Jessie Mueller, Shuler Hensley, Jason Danieley, Kate Burton, Robert Fairchild, and Tiler Peck. New York Philharmonic. Directed by John Rando and choreography by Warren Carlyle, 150 minutes.

Kay Cole: Souvenir
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Debut solo album for Kay Cole (A Chorus Line. "In My Life," "Out Here On My Own," "One Boy/You Are for Loving," "Simply," "I Think I Like You/My First Love Song," "Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man of Mine," "Moonfall," "My Fantasy," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Why Can’t I Forget?," "You’ll See," "That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard it Should Be," "What Did I Have That I Don’t Have?," "Souvenir/What I Did for Love." Produced by Bruce Kimmel. Music direction by John Boswell. At


Added for Spring 2017:

Holiday Inn OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
New Irving Berlin musical. Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Danny Rutigliano, Megan Sikora, and Corbin Bleu. Executive produced by Universal Stage Productions. Expected Spring 2017.