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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 2/28/12

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:


February 21 | February 14 | February 7 | January 31 | January 24 | January 17 | January 10 | January 3


December 27 | December 20 | December 13 | December 6 | November 29 | November 22 | November 15 | November 8 | November 1 | October 25 | October 18 | October 11 | October 4 | September 27 | September 20 | September 13 | September 6 | August 30 | August 23 | August 16 | August 9 | August 2 | July 26 | July 19 | July 12 | July 5

CDs Now Available:

The Molly Maguires Soundtrack
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Newly mixed, score by Henry Mancini plus bonus tracks. Also included, Charles Strouse's complete score for the film, which was scrapped early. Limited edition of 1500 copies. Available at

Oscar Hammerstein II Out of My Dreams
(Decca Broadway - on CD/mp3)
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Companion CD to upcoming March PBS special comprised of previously issued tracks from Decca vault. "Getting To Know You" (Julie Andrews), "It Might As Well Be Spring" (Dick Haymes), "Do Re Mi" (Connie Fisher), "A Puzzlement" (Yul Brynner), "Mister Snow" (Sarah Brightman & Barbara Cook), "Some Enchanted Evening" (Reba McEntire & Brian Stokes Mitchell), "Love Look Away" (Rosemary Clooney), "If I Loved You" (Jan Clayton & John Raitt), "People Will Say We're In Love" (Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts), "Dat's Love" (Muriel Smith), "Ol' Man River" (Simon Estes), "Out Of My Dreams" (Joan Roberts). Version sold through PBS will also include "Climb Ev'ry Mountain (Leslie Garrett), "All The Things You Are" (Tony Martin), "The Folks Who Live On The Hill" (Irene Dunne).


Alice Ripley: Beautiful Eyes
(Shellac Records new digital single on mp3 and at iTunesBeautiful Eyes - Single - Alice Ripley
Original song by Alice Ripley. The singer also plays guitar, with Christopher Schelling on keyboards and Shannon Ford on drums and percussion. Music video shot by director John Carucci will be online in March.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Vanya on 42nd Street
(Criterion Collection - new Blu-Ray/DVD)
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André Gregory's staging of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya in a crumbling Manhattan playhouse. Wallace Shawn, Julianne Moore, Brooke Smith, and George Gaynes. Directed by Louis Malle. Digital restoration. Includes new documentary featuring interviews with André Gregory, Lynn Cohen, George Gaynes, Julianne Moore, Larry Pine, Wallace Shawn, Brooke Smith, Fred Berner; trailer; and booklet with essay by critic Steven Vineberg and 1994 on-set report by film critic Amy Taubin.

BOOKs Now Available:

A Purple Summer: Notes of the Lyrics of Spring Awakening
(Applause - Paperback Book)
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Steven Sater's notes on his lyrics, addressing the literary sources and allusions of each lyric, and what prompted the songs. 112 pages.


Carol Channing - Larger Than Life
(Entertainment One - new on DVD)
Documentary of the Broadway legend. With Lily Tomlin, Chita Rivera, Barbara Walters, Tyne Daly, Tippi Hedren, Loni Anderson and Debbie Reynolds, Phyllis Diller, Tommy Tune, Bob Mackie and Bruce Vilanch. Directed by Dori Berinstein. 87 minutes.


Added to May 8:

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess New Broadway Cast Recording
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs)
Score by George Gershwin, Dubose & Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin. Orchestrations by William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke. Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, David Alan Grier, with Phillip Boykin, Nikki Renée Daniels, Joshua Henry, Christopher Innvar, Bryonha Marie Parham, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Allison Blackwell, Roosevelt André Credit, Trevon Davis, Joseph Dellger, Wilkie Ferguson III, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Heather Hill, David Hughey, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Alicia Hall Moran, Cedric Neal, Phumzile Sojola, Nathaniel Stampley, Julius Thomas III, J.D. Webster, Lisa Nicole Wilkerson. Pre-ordering at for early April 24 shipping.

Added for Spring 2012:

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying New Broadway Cast Recording
(Broadway Records - new EP)
Featuring Nick Jonas. Recorded February 19 produced by Robert Sher.

Available at Barnes & Noble, East 86th Street at Lexington, for March 8 signing appearance:

Leslie Uggams: Uptown Downtown
(new on CD)
"Rhapsody in Blue / There's a Boat That's Leaving for New York / New York, New York," "Them There Eyes," "My Own Morning," "Born in a Trunk," "Sunny Side of the Street," "Up a Lazy River," "A Tisket, A Tasket," "I Wanna Be Around / You Made Me Love You," "Up on the Roof," "Hello Young Lovers," "Good Morning Heartache," "It Don't Mean a Thing / Take the A Train," "Love," "Yesterday / Yesterdays," "Anyplace I Hang My Hat Is Home," "Broadway," "Summertime," "I Got Plenty of Nothin'," "If He Walked into My Life," "Stormy Weather," "The Man I Love."

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff. Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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