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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 5/24/11

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Earlier recaps:

May 17, 2011 | May 10, 2011 | May 3, 2011 | April 26, 2011 | 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:

Craig Price... Just Shows
(new on CD)
Debut album from Craig Price, currently playing The Narrator in the UK tour of Blood Brothers. "Jesus Christ Super Star," "Any Dream Will Do," "Pity the Child," "List in the Wilderness," "Til I Hear You Sing," "Bring Him Home," "This is the Moment," "One Song Glory," "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables," "Gethsemane." Available at Dress Circle

Galt MacDermot albums on CD Baby (on CD and mp3): Corporation, Paul Laurence Dunbar in Song, The Karl Marx Play.

Glee: The Music Vol. 6
(Sony - new on CD)
CD Universe
"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."

Matt Doyle: Daylight
(new EP on CD/iTunes/Amazon mp3Daylight - EP - Matt Doyle
Public-funded (thought Kickstarter) debut solo CD from Matt Doyle (Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie). Co-written by composer/musical director, Will Van Dyke, the album draws inspirations from the golden age of soul music. "My Arms Are Open," "If Morning Can't Wait," "Lost and Lookin'" (by Sam Cooke), "What Do You Gain?," "Weigh Me Down," "Home." Recorded in Nashville and New York City. CD available at CD Baby.

The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
(new on CD)
Remastered 1969 album by The Shaggs. To be sold for $16 each at Playwrights Horizons (where The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World is playing), online at and by calling (212) 564-1235 x3152. Includes the original liner notes and new liner notes written by Joy Gregory, book writer and co-lyricist for the musical.


Catch Me If You Can OBC
(Ghostlight Records - at iTunes/Amazon mp3Catch Me If You Can (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Various Artists
Marc Shaiman-Scott Wittman score. Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, Tom Wopat, Kerry Butler, Rachel De Benedet, Linda Hart, Nick Wyman. "Live in Living Color," "The Pinstripes Are All That They See," "Someone Else's Skin," "Jet Set," "Don't Break the Rules," "Butter Outta Cream," "The Man Inside the Clues," "Christmas Is My Favorite Time of Year," "Doctor's Orders," "Don't Be a Stranger," "Little Boy, Be a Man," "Seven Wonders," "(Our) Family Tree," "Fly, Fly Away," "Goodbye," "Stuck Together (Strange But True)," Bonus: "Fifty Checks." Produced by Marc Shaiman and Scott M. Riesett. Album Executive Producer Kurt Deutsch. Recorded and mixed by Lawrence Manchester. Recorded at MSR Studios, NYC, 4/18/11. Booklet contains full album credits, plus a liner note by Frank Abagnale, Jr. Digital release date. CD to be available at the Neil Simon Theatre in May or early June, and June 28 in stores.

Stacey Kent: Hushabye Mountain
(Candid Productions - new on mp3)
Grammy-nominated singer. "Too Darn Hot," "All I Do Is Dream of You," "Say It Isn't So," "Hushabye Mountain," "Thou Swell," "It Might As Well Be Spring," "My Heart Stood Still," "Polka Dots and Moonbeams," "Under a Blanket of Blue," "Close Your Eyes." CD to be released July 19.

Two Sisters and a Funeral
(Christian Music Ministries - new on mp3)
By Roger Jones. "A musical presentation of the exciting story of a family transformed by the resurrection power of Jesus." Available at CD Baby.

BOOKs Now Available:

Early Twentieth-Century Frontier Dramas on Broadway: Situating the Western Experience in American Performing Arts (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Richard Wattenberg. Frontier dramas were among the most popular and successful of early-twentieth-century Broadway type plays. The long runs of dramas such as Augustus Thomas's Arizona (1900), Owen Wister and Kirke La Shelle's The Virginian (1904), Edwin Milton Royle's The Squaw Man (1905), David Belasco's The Girl of the Golden West (1905), William Vaughn Moody's The Great Divide (1906), and Rachel Crothers's The Three of Us (1906) not only indicate the popularity of these plays but also tell us that these plays offered views about the frontier that original audiences could and did embrace. By focusing on how these and other plays represent the intersection of period ideas about the nature of the frontier process on the one hand, with prevailing dramatic conventions and theatre production practices, on the other, Wattenberg sets the frontier perspective offered in these theatrical works within the larger context of late nineteenth and early twentieth century American culture.

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.

Of Mice and Men Amplified (Enhanced Edition)
(Penguin Publishing - ebook for Kindle/nook/iPad & iPhone
Now enhanced with additional content. It includes the following: exclusive audio interview with award-winning actor James Earl Jones on his stage performances in Of Mice and Men; stills from the 1992 film adaptation starring Gary Sinise and John Malkovich; 1962 Nobel Banquet Speech by John Steinbeck; exclusive Q&A with renowned composer and librettist Carlisle Floyd on Of Mice and Men as an American classic opera; video slideshow of historic 1930s Dust Bowl images that captures the period of several Steinbeck works by American documentary photographer Dorothea Lange; the poem "To a Mouse, On Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough, November 1785" by Robert Burns (the original source of Steinbeck's title Of Mice and Men); introduction and suggested further reading by Susan Shillinglaw, Professor of English at San Jose State University and Scholar-in-Residence at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas.


The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Blu-Ray)
(MGM - new Blu-Ray)
1994 Australian comedy film that is the basis for the Broadway musical. Terrence Stamp.

Michael Feinstein with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra: We Dreamed These Days
(Duckhole Records - new on CD)

New York New York (Blu-Ray)
(MGM - new Blu-Ray)
1977 film with Liza Minnelli and Robert DeNiro.


Moved to May 31:

How to Succeed Without Really Trying
(Decca Broadway - new at iTunes/mp3)
2011 Broadway revival production. Frank Loesser score. Cast includes Daniel Radcliffe, John Larroquette, Tammy Blanchard, Christopher J. Hanke, Rob Bartlett, Mary Faber, Ellen Harvey, Michael Park. CD will be released June 7.

Added to September 13:

Kristin Chenoweth: Some Lessons Learned
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD)
Album of country-pop songs. Songs by Diane Warren, Desmond Child, Tom Douglas, Hillary Scott, Jodi Marr, Victoria Shaw, Dolly Parton, Eric Bazilian, Gary Burr, Shane McAnnally, and Kristin Chenoweth ("What Would Dolly Do?" and "Mine to Love"). Single "I Want Somebody (Bitch About)" to be available for download on May 31. Produced in Nashville by Bob Ezrin.

Added, no release date:

Jammin' Like Louis & Ella
(new on CD)
Trent Armand Kendall and Yolanda Wyns. 20 tracks made popular by Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald with new and innovative arrangements by the talented David Snyder. Funding at Kickstarter.

Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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