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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 4/19/11

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April 19, 2011 | April 12, 2011 | April 5, 2011 | March 29, 2011 | March 22, 2011 | March 15, 2011 | March 8, 2011 | March 1, 2011 | February 22, 2011 | February 15, 2011 | February 8, 2011 | February 1, 2011 | January 25, 2011 | January 18, 2011 | January 11, 2011

CDs Now Available:

Beyond the Fringe
(EMI - import 2-CD set)
Before opening at London's Fortune Theatre on 10th May 1961 the Beyond The Fringe cast had a try-out with a one week run at Cambridge's Arts Theatre from 24th-29th April. This is a recording of the Cambridge show recorded on 24th April, their first night, in front of a very enthusiastic and appreciative mostly student audience. It can now be heard for first time for 50 years. Over two hours of material, including 9 previously unreleased sketches which did not make the London run for either editorial reasons, or the Lord Chamberlain's disapproval.

Daniel Okulitch: The New American Art Song
(GPR Records - new on DVD Audiodisc)
New recording with bass baritone Daniel Okulitch (Baz Luhrmann 's La Boheme), accompanied by the composers. Songs by Ricky Ian Gordon, Jack Heggie, Lowell Liebermann, Glen Roven. Released in conjunction with Okulitch's sold-out Carnegie Hall Recital. 29 tracks. Playable on most DVD players as well as all DVD-Audio players.

John Leguizamo: Ghetto Klown: Music From My Hood
(Fania Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunesGhetto Klown - Music from My Hood - John Leguizamo
CD Universe
CD accompany the Broadway run of Leguizamo's latest solo show, Ghetto Klown. Songs selected by Leguizamo from Fania's extensive Latin music recordings. Extensive liner notes with John's commentary are included. Digi-pack.

On Your Toes 1952 Studio Cast
(Masterworks/Arkiv - new on CD-R/mp3/iTunesOn Your Toes (Original Soundtrack) - Richard Rogers
Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart score includes "There's a Small Hotel," "Glad To Be Unhappy," "Quiet Night," "It's Got to Be Love," the title song, and the first complete recording of "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue." Laurel Shelby, Robert Eckles, Portia Nelson, Jack Cassidy, Zamah Cunningham, Ray Hyson. Conducted by Lehman Engel. Newly transferred and restored from the original mono masters. CD available at Arkiv Music.

DVDs Now Available:

Moguls & Movie Stars: History of Hollywood
(Warner Home Video - new on 3 DVD setCD Universe
Series shown on Turner Classic Movies. Overview of the studio and star system, from the beginnings to the demise in the late '60s, narrated by Christopher Plummer, including rare footage. Seven 1-hour episodes are included with bonus reflections by producer/writer Jon Wilkman and historians in conjunction with each episode. Also included is a 40-page book with vintage photographs and insight about the people, power, and periods that created.

BOOKs Now Available:

Hairspray (Wiley-Blackwell Series in Film and Television)
(Wiley-Blackwell - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
From the original movie to the 2002 Broadway production, the 2007 Shankman remake, and the film's status as a cultural touchstone that has evolved over twenty years, Hairspray maintains a vibrancy within popular culture. In this new exploration of the film - which includes original interview material with John Waters - Dana Heller engages readers in thought-provoking discussions about topics ranging from camp and queer theory to gender performance and the body; from debates over postmodern style vs. substance to fandom in popular culture and the history of the American film musical.


Baby, It's You OBC
(Verve - new on CD)
The story of Florence Greenberg, who discovered the 1960s pop group The Shirelles and created Scepter Records. Existing songs of the period. Cast includes Allan Louis, Geno Henderson, Erica Ash, Kelli Barrett, Kyra DaCosta, Crystal Starr Knighton, Barry Pearl, Christina Sajous, Brandon Uranowitz, Alison Cimmet, Erica Dorfler, Berlando Drake, Adam Heller, Jahi A. Kearse, Annette Moore, Zachary Prince, Ken Robinson and Chelsea Morgan Stock.

Barry Manilow: Duets
(Sony Legacy - new on CD)
Collection of duets, including "Look To The Rainbow" with Barbara Cook, "Big City Blues" with Mel Torme, " On A Slow Boat To China" with Bette Midler, "I Won't Be The One To Let Go" with Barbra Streisand, and "The Last Duet" with Lily Tomlin.

Camelot OLC
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Music by Frederick Loewe. Laurence Harvey, Elizabeth Larner, Barry Kent, Nicky Henson and Josephine Gordon. Mastered from the original tapes from the EMI vaults in the UK. Overture, "I Wonder What The King Is Doing Tonight?," "The Simple Joys Of Maidenhood," "Camelot," "Follow Me," "C'est Moi," "The Lusty Month Of May," "Take Me To The Fair," "How To Handle A Woman," "The Jousts," "Before I Gaze At You Again," "Fie On Goodness," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "The Seven Deadly Virtues," "What Do The Simple Folk Do?," "I Loved Him Once In Silence," "Camelot" (reprise). Limited to 1000 copies only. To ship in first half of June; preorders placed directly through Kritzerland usually ship one to five weeks earlier.


Added to June:

Sweet Bye and Bye
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Studio cast recording of 1946 musical by Vernon Duke and Ogden Nash (the libretto was by S.J. Perelman and Al Hirschfeld) that closed out of town. Marin Mazzie (in the role originated by Delores Gray), Danny Burstein, Philip Chaffin, Sara Jean Ford, Telly Leung, Michele Ragusa, Graham Rowat, Jim Stanek. Orchestra conducted by Eric Stern. David Dabbon vocal director. "A futuristic farce sending up big business, telecommunications, self-help groups and even the traditions of courtship and matrimony." Album produced by Tommy Krasker. Orchestrations by Jason Carr. To be recorded in May.

Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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