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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 12/31/13

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:

December 17, 10, 3 | November 26, 19, 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:

Lost Broadway and More, Volume 5: Comden/Green/Styne
(Original Cast Records - new on CD)
Songs of Betty Comden & Adolph Green and Jule Styne, as a team and various projects (shows and films) with other collaborators. Marc Kudisch, Leslie Kritzer, Tom Hewitt, Christine Pedi, Brooke Moriber, Michael Lavine, and 17 others. Musical direction, piano accompaniment by Michael Lavine. Produced by Bruce Yeko. Rare/cut songs from Fade Out, Fade In, Funny Girl, Hallelujah, Baby!, Say, Darling, A Doll's Life, It's Always Fair Weather, Step Lively, The Kid from Brooklyn and more. Tracks: Instrumental opening based on "He Tried to Make a Dollar," "Why Must There Be an Op'ning Song?," "Notice Me," "Hey! What's Your Name?," "You Interest Me," "A Girl to Remember," "My Little Yellow Dress," "Jaded Lady," "Love Is Nothing But a Racket," "I Did It on Roller Skates," "Temporary Arrangement," "Little Lost Dream," "Misunderstood," "Funny Girl," "When the Weather's Better," "Alone in the World," "So Far So Good," "I'm Laying Away a Buck," ""Fill 'er Up," "What a Way to Go" plus five audition sequences from Say, Darling. Also available directly from CD Baby and at Footlight.

Stephen Ward Original Cast recording
(Decca - new on CD)
New musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christopher Hampton and lyricist Don Black (West End performances begin December 3). Cast features Alexander Hanson, Charlotte Spencer, Charlotte Blackledge, Anthony Calf, Daniel Flynn and Joanna Riding. Tracks "Human Sacrifice" and "Hopeless When It Comes To You" now available for free download. UK release available at Amazon UK. U.S. import still listed as coming March 11, 2014.

Two for the Road: Shaynee Rainbolt & Donn Trenner
(Bug Out Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Lucky to Be Me," "Midnight Sun," "In the Glow of You," "This Years Kisses," "Yesterday / Yesterdays," "Down in the Depths (On the 90th Floor)," "I Will Wait for You / Watch What Happens," "Memory of the Rain / Come in from the Rain," "There's No You," "Two for the Road," "Thanks for the Memory." Samples, tracks and album available at CD Baby. Currently out of stock at Amazon.


Gettin' the Band Back Together
(Sh-K-Boom - new on mp3 and at iTunes)
Cast album for new regionally produced musical. George Street cast Heather Brave, Evan Daves, Michelle Duffy, Ryan Duncan, Deidre Goodwin, Christopher Gurr, Mitchell Jarvis, Jay Klaitz, Garth Kravits, Adam Monley, Emily McNamara, Manu Narayan, Tad Wilson and Brandon Williams. "Jersey," "One of Those Guys," "Gettin' the Band Back Together," "Kenny's Hymn," "Hava Nagila," "Life Without Parole," "Bart's Confession," "Do Over." Music and lyrics by Mark Allen. Book by Ken Davenport and The Grundleshotz, with additional material by Sarah Saltzberg. Album produced by Sh-K-Boom Records, Dean Sharenow and Doug Katsaros.

Wishing You a Happy New Year: Leslie Uggams
(Curtis McKonly Music - new digital single mp3/iTunes)
Leslie Uggams with 41-piece Curtis Mckonly Orchestra. Written by Curtis McKonly.

BOOKs Now Available:

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: 20th Anniversary Edition
(TCG - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
By Tony Kushner. Millennium Approaches and Perestroika in the revised versions presented at the Signature Theatre Company, as well as a new author's foreword.

Audrey Wood and the Playwrights (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)
(Palgrave Macmillan - Paperback Book)
Paperback release of 2012 book by Milly S. Barrange. The story of Audrey Wood, literary agent for many legendary playwrights.

Wynn Place Show: A Biased History of the Rollicking Life & Extreme Times of Wynn Handman and the American Place Theatre
(Smith & Kraus - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
By Jeremy Gerard. 400 pages. Has been listed as out of stock.


American Masters: Marvin Hamlisch - What He Did for Love
(PBS - new on DVD)
Presented in December 2013 on PBS. Created with cooperation from his family and access to his personal archives. PBS lists bonus features What He Did For Love ; At The Ballet ; Genius At Work ; Piano Man ; Rent-A-Composer ; The Musician's Musician ; The People's Composer ; The Ultimate Mensch ; Christopher Walken on Dance ; Collaborating with Marvin: Kelli O'Hara; Larry Hochman; Matt Sklar; Fran Liebergall ; Whitney Garvey - Midnight FAO Madness ; Marvin and Terre's Wedding ; Marvin's Mentor-Jule Styne ; The Glass Menagerie - Musical ; Peter Dugan & Charles Yang - I Can Not Hear The City ; Kevin Cole - A Marvin Medley ; Marvin Hamlisch & Ed Kleban: A Beautiful Collaboration. 84 minutes.

Funny Face Blu-ray
(Warner/Paramount - new Blu-ray)
1957 musical film. Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng, Dovima. Directed by Stanley Donen. Songs by George & Ira Gershwin include "Think Pink!," "How Long Has This Been Going On?," "Funny Face," "Bonjour, Paris!," "Clap Yo' Hands," "He Loves and She Loves," "On How to Be Lovely," "Basal Metabolism," "Let's Kiss and Make Up," "'S Wonderful". Contains songs (and star) from stage musical, but the plot is different. Extras Kay Thompson: Think Pink!; This is VistaVision; Fashion Photographers Exposed; The Fashion Designer and His Muse; Parisian Dreams; theatrical trailer.


Added to April 8:

(Warner/Paramount - new Blu-ray)
1954 film based on Samuel Taylor's play Sabrina Fair. Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden. Directed by Billy Wilder. Extras: Audrey Hepburn: Fashion Icon; Sabrina's World; Supporting Sabrina; William Holden: The Paramount Years; Sabrina documentary; Behind the Gates: Camera.

Added to March 2014:

The Essential Doris Day
(Sony/Legacy - new on 2 CDs)

Added to April 2014:

Doris Day: Music, Movies & Memories
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Collection of "rare and previously unreleased songs."

Doris Day Sings Her Great Movie Hits
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1966 10-song compilation plus bonus tracks.