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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 5/10/11

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CDs Now Available:

Incest! The Musical
(new on mp3)
Score for an upbeat romantic-comedy and short musical film, written and created by Grant Reed & Kai de Mello-Folsom for their undergraduate thesis for Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. 11 tracks. Available at CD Baby.

Justin Bond: Dendrophile
(Whimsy Music - new on CD/mp3)
First solo album from Justin Vivian Bond (Kiki and Herb).

Matthew Morrison
(Mercury/Island - new on CD/mp3/iTunes
CD Universe
"Summer Rain," "Still Got Tonight," "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot" (featuring Sting), "My Name," "Hey," "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" (with Gwyneth Paltrow), "Don't Stop Dancing," "It Don't Matter To The Sun," "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters/Rocket Man" (featuring Elton John), "It's Over." Amazon and iTunes versions include bonus "Arms of a Woman."

Three Evenings With Fred Astaire
(Sepia - new on 2 CDs)
CD Universe
Includes the Chrysler promotional soundtrack LPs for TV specials An Evening With Fred Astaire, Another Evening With Fred Astaire, and Astaire Time.  Eight bonus tracks performed by Astaire include an alternate second take of "I've Got You on My Mind" from Gay Divorce (1932); unusual versions of Jerome Kern songs from Swing Time, "A Fine Romance" with a little-known verse and "The Waltz in Swing Time" with Astaire tapping; a track from the Gershwin memorial concert at the Hollywood Bowl in September 1937, "They Can't Take That Away From Me." 37 tracks on 2 CDs.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
(Ghostlight - new on CD
CD Universe
OBC cast recording of musical based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar, with book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek. de'Adre Aziza, Laura Benanti, Danny Burstein, Justin Guarini, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Beth Peil and Sherie Rene Scott. Recorded January 17. Produced by David Yazbek and Dean Sharenow with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer. Overture, "Madrid is my Mama," "Lie To Me," "Lovesick," "Time Stood Still," "My Crazy Heart," "Model Behavior," "Island," "The Microphone," "On The Verge," "Entr'acte," "Mother's Day," "Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today," "Tangled," "Invisible," "Island (Reprise)," "Shoes From Heaven," BONUS: "My Crazy Heart" (Original Show Opening). 40-page full-color booklet featuring an essay by Pedro Almodovar, liner notes by Frank Rich, a recipe for gazpacho by NY Times writer Mark Bittman.

Voilà Paris! Josephine Baker
(Sepia - new on CD)
CD Universe
Remastered Josephine Chante Paris, songs were recorded in St. Moritz and others. 30 tracks.


(new at iTunes
Original musical by Univ of Michigan drama and musical theater grads including "Glee" star Darren Criss; previous projects include Me and My Dick, A Very Potter Musical. Set in the future, on a planet inhabited by giant insects. Joey Richter, Julia Albain, Britney Coleman, Joe Moses, Dylan Saunders, and Lauren Lopez.

The Wizard of Oz London Paladium Recording
(Polydor - new at iTunes
All the songs from the movie score, and new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Michael Crawford, Edward Baker-Duly, Hannah Waddingham, Helen Walsh, Emily Tierney, Danielle Hope, David Ganly, Paul Keating, Stephen Scott. Overture, "Nobody Understands Me," "Over The Rainbow," "Wonders Of The World," "The Twister," "Arrival In Munchkinland," "Munchkinland / Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead," "Follow The Yellow Brick Road," "If I Only Had A Brain / We're Off To See The Wizard," "If I Only Had A Heart / We're Off To See The Wizard," "If Only I Had The Nerve / We're Off To See The Wizard," "We're Outta The Woods," "The Merry Old Land Of Oz," "Bring Me The Broomstick," "Haunted Forest," "Red Shoes Blues," "Bacchanalia," "Red Shoes Blues" (Reprise), "Over The Rainbow" (Reprise), "If I Only Had A Plan," "The Rescue," "Hail-Hail! The Witch Is Dead," "The Wizard's Departure," Finale. CD is available at Dress Circle and Amazon UK. CD will arrive in U.S. on June 28.

DVD/BLU-RAYs Now Available:

Smiles of a Summer Night Blu-Ray
(Criterion Collection - new Blu-Ray)
CD Universe
1955 film that was the basis for A Little Night Music. Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlquist, Gunnar Bjornstrand. Directed by Ingmar Bergman. 108 minutes, black & white.

Some Like It Hot Blu-ray
(MGM - new Blu-Ray)
CD Universe
1959 Billy Wilder film with Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, George Raft, Pat O'Brien.

BOOKs Now Available:

My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies
(EgmontUSA - Paperback/Kindle book)
By Allen Zadoff. Young Adult fiction set against the backdrop of a high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.


Glee: The Music Vol. 6
(Sony - new on CD)
"Turning Tables" (Gwyneth Paltrow), "I Feel Pretty / Unpretty," "As If We Never Said Goodbye" (Chris Colfer), "Born This Way," "Dreams" (Kristin Chenoweth), "Songbird," "Go Your Own Way," "Don't Stop," "Rolling in the Deep" (Jonathan Groff), "Isn't She Lovely," "Dancing Queen," "Try a Little Tenderness," "My Man," "Pure Imagination," "Bella Notte," "As Long As You're There," "Pretending," "Light Up the World."

Hamlet! - The Musical - Original Edinburgh Cast Recording
(new on CD)
Score by Alex Silverman, Timothy Knapman, Edward Jaspers. Jack Shalloo, Mark Inscoe, Stephen Webb, Phil Cole, Virge Gilchrist, Jess Robinson. "Six fearless actors and a live orchestra squeeze murder, madness (and musical theatre) into this joyous and critically-acclaimed retelling of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy." Pre-ordering at Dress Circle


Grease: Music on Film Series
(Applause - Paperback Book)
Stephen Tropiano takes a fascinating and revealing look at Grease as a cultural phenomenon - from its humble beginnings as a fringe musical in Chicago, to its unparalleled success on Broadway, to the making of the film that became the highest-grossing movie musical of all time. 128 pages.

Jason Robert Brown - In This Room: Vocal Duet and String Quartet plus Piano/Vocal Duet Version Score and Parts
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Jason Robert Brown wrote "In This Room" to be performed at his wedding.

Million Dollar Quartet Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songs featured in the Broadway musical.

Tangled - Easy Piano
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook for film soundtrack. Alan Menken and Glenn Slater.


Added to May 16:

Jamie deRoy: Wish on the Moon
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
Musical compendium of songs from deRoy's cabaret show. "Jews Don't Camp" (David Buskin), "The House on Maple Hill" (Julie Gold)< "In My Own Little Corner" (Rodgers & Hammerstein), "Daddy's Girl" (deRoy, Lanny Meyers, Jane R. Snyder), "Wish on the Moon" (Shelly Markham, Barry Kleinbort, deRoy), "All the Time" (Barry Manilow, Mary Panzer) with Lennie Watts, "He Was Too Good to Me" (Rodgers & Hart), "It's Over" (Boz Skaggs, David Paich) with The Accidentals, "I've DOne Enough Dyin' Today" (Larry Gatlin), "Sixy Going on Sevent" (Rodgers & Hammerstin, parody lyric by Barry Kleinbort), "The Windmills of Your Mind" (Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman), "House at Pooh Corner" (Kenny Loggins) with Scott Coulter.

Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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