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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 7/5/11

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CDs Now Available:

Baby Jane Dexter: The Real World Live at the Metropolitan Room
(new on CD)
"In The Real World," "You've Got To Hurt Before You Heal," "She's Too Good For Me," "Hurt / I'll Be Around," "Baby, You've Got What It Takes," "Do Right Woman," "Why Did You Promise Me The World," "I Won't Cry Anymore," "Dialogue / Who," "I learned From The Best," "Reckless Blues," "Everything Must Change," "Some People's Lives," "Getting Some Fun Out Of Life," "Love So Beautiful," "Had A Dream," "Everybody Hurts." Available at

Better Day: Dolly Parton
(Dolly Records - new on CDBetter Day - Dolly Parton
Includes "I Just Might," "Shine Like the Sun," "Get Out and Stay Out" and "Let Love Grow," written for 9 to 5 musical. 12 tracks. Released June 28.

Dracula The Musical Studio Cast Recording
(GlobalVision - new on CD/new on iTunes/mp3Dracula The Musical - The Studio Cast Recording - Frank Wildhorn & Jeremy Roberts
Score by Frank Wildhorn, Don Black and Christopher Hampton. James Barbour, Kate Shindle, Lauren Kennedy, Rob Evan, Norm Lewis, Euan Morton. "Prologue/Over Whitby Bay," "Fresh Blood," "The Mist," "A Perfect Life," "The Master's Song," "Loving You Keeps Me Alive," "Life After Life," "Mina's Cry (instrumental)," "Please Don't Make Me Love You," "Before The Summer Ends," "The Heart Is Slow To Learn," "Deep In The Darkest Night," "The Longer I Live," "At Last," "There's Always A Tomorrow." Valhalla Symphonia conducted by Jeremy Roberts. Previously released digitally.

BOOKS/CALENDARs Now Available:

Playbill on Broadway 2012 Wall Calendar
(Time Factory - Calendar)
2012 wall calendar.

Wicked: A Musical Biography
(Scarecrow Press - Hardcover Book)
By Paul Laird. Explores the creation of the popular Broadway musical Wicked through an examination of draft scripts, interviews with major figures, and the study of primary musical sources such as sketches, drafts, and completed musical scores. 304 pages.


Barbara Carroll: How Long Has This Been Going On
(Harbinger - new on CD)
Recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

(LML Music - new on CD)
Studio recording of Less Lessack concert conceived and directed by Brian Lane Green. Features songs by Michel Legrand, Jacques Brel, Gilbert Bécaud and Charles Aznavour and more. "The Summer Knows / Between Yesterday and Tomorrow," "I Will Wait For You," "The Importance of the Rose (L'important C'est La Rose)," "She," "The Sound of Your Name," "The Windmills of Your Mind / Autumn Leaves," "Yesterday When I Was Young," "Pieces of Dreams," "What Now My Love," "Hymne à l'Amour," "Song of Bernadette," "If We Only Have Love." Arrangements by John Boswell. CD available now at LML Music.

David Burnham: One Day
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3)
2nd solo album from David Burnham (The Light in the Piazza, Wicked). "I Can Fly," "Already Gone," "Unchained Melody," "Three Little Words ," "Fly Again (Mom's Song) ," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Beautiful," "If We Believe," "If I Loved You," "Always Have You And Me," "One Day," "I Can Fly" (with Camp Sing). CD available now at LML Music.

The Dybbuk
(Entertainment One - new on DVD)
1960 TV broadcast of S. Ansky play, directed by Sidney Lumet, with Theodore Bikel, Vincent Gardenia, Carol Lawrence, and Gene Saks. 100 minutes.

Jim Van Slyke: The Sedaka Sessions
(LML Music - new on CD)
"That's When The Music Takes Me," "The Other Side Of Me," "Brighton" (Duet with Neil Sedaka), "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," "Pray For Rain/Laughter In The Rain," "Gone With The Morning," "Wish I Was A Carousel/One More Ride On The Merry Go Round," "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Lonely Night" (Angel Face), "The Hungry Years," "Should've Never Let You Go," "The Diary," "Solitaire," "Working On A Groovy Thing," "The Immigrant" (Duet with Neil Sedaka). Executive Producer Tony McAnany. Producer Dan Weiner, Jim Van Slyke. Piano Tim Di Pasqua. Jim Van Slyke ("Solitaire"); Bass Malcolm Gold; Drums Dan Weiner.

Making the Boys
(First Run Features - new on DVD)
Crayton Robey's documentary film explores the enduring legacy of The Boys in the Band, the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience. Featuring interviews with its author Mart Crowley, surviving cast members, and a who's who from stage and screen, this documentary captures the behind-the-scenes drama and lasting legacy of this cultural milestone. Featuring Edward Albee, Mart Crowley, Dominick Dunne, William Friedkin, Carson Kressley, Tony Kushner, Terrence McNally, Robert Wagner and more. 90 minutes.

The Saint of Bleecker Street
(Masterworks Broadway/Arkiv Music - on CD-r/mp3/iTunes)
OBC recording of Gian Carlo Menotti score. Leon Lishner, Maria Di Gerlando, Maria Marlo, Catherine Akos, David Poleri, Gabrielle Ruggiero, Gloria Lane, David Aiken. Double album.

Tom Michael: Let Me Be Your Home
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3)
Collection of pop songs, standards, and movie and Broadway favorites by award-winning vocalist. Includes three duets with his long-time singing partner Beckie Menzie. "If I Never Met You," "It's A Most Unusual Day," "The Shadow Of Your Smile," "If," "Chicago / Celebrate Me Home / Where You Lead," "Too Late Now," "Out Of This World," "Let Me Be Your Home," "Give Me The Simple Life • Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning," "So Many People," "Somewhere," "The Perfect Cup Of Coffee." CD available now at LML Music.

Tom Wopat: Consider It Swung
(LML Music - new on CD)
"That's Life," "Spinning Wheel," "But Not For Me," "Ode To Billie Joe," "2 Grey Rooms," "Maybe Someday Baby," "Thailand Sea," "You'd Rather Have The Blues," "Deacon Blues," "50 Checks," "You Fascinate Me So," "42nd Street," "Natural Man," "The Last Night Of The Year."

What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics of Alan And Marilyn Bergman
(Columbia - new deluxe 2 CD set/single CD)
Collection of 10 newly-recorded songs with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman.  Single version includes "The Windmills Of Your Mind," "Something New In My Life," "Solitary Moon," "Nice n Easy," "Alone In The World," "So Many Stars," "The Same Hello, The Same Goodbye," "That Face," "I ll Never Say Goodbye," "What Matters Most." Deluxe Edition includes second disc with 10 previously-recorded songs by the team: "The Way We Were," "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "Papa, Can You Hear Me?," "Pieces Of Dreams," "The Island," "The Summer Knows," "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?," "After The Rain," "A Piece Of Sky." Produced by Barbra Streisand. Jewel box packaging with 24-page color booklet.

The World Of Sholom Aleichem
(Entertainment One - new on DVD)
1959 TV broadcast of Arnold Perl Off-Broadway play with Zero Mostel, Nancy Walker, Sam Levene, Jack Gilford, Lee Grant, Charlotte Rae. Directed by Don Richardson. 101 minutes.


Wizard of Oz Scanimation: 10 Classic Scenes from Over the Rainbow
(Workman Publishing - Hardcover Book)
By Rufus Butler Seder.


Added to August 9:

Masterworks authorized digital recordings of: Say, Darling OBC, plus Off-Broadway Cast Recordings of The Mad Show, Ernest in Love, Now Is the Time for All Good Men, The Nervous Set and the studio concept album of archy and mehitabel (later retitled Shinbone Alley for Broadway)

Added to August 23:

Half-Past Wednesday
(Masterworks Broadway/Arkiv Music - on CD-R/mp3/iTunes)
1962 Off-Broadway musical. Music by Robert Colby and lyrics by Robert Colby and Nita Jonas. Dom DeLuise, Robert Fitch, Sean Garrison, Audre Johnston, David Winters.

Added to September 20:

Divine Hair/Mass in F
(Masterworks Broadway/Arkiv Music - on CD-R/mp3/iTunes)
1971 live performance at Mass in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, St. Martin's Choir, St. Mary's Choir, Delores Hall, J. Faulton Hodge, Jack W. Jones, Reverend Richard R. Kirk, Reverend Richard Ragni, Reverend Howard Stone & the Broadway Cast of Hair. Includes selections from the Broadway musical as well as a new work by Galt MacDermot titled Mass in F.

Masterworks authorized digital recordings: Original Off-Broadway Cast By Jupiter, Original Cast Recording of Paris '90 plus Noël Coward at Las Vegas and Noël Coward in New York

Added for late Summer/Fall 2011:

Catch Me If You Can Piano/Vocal Selections
(Alfred Publishing - Paperback Book)
Late Summer 2011.

Book of Mormon Piano/Vocal Selections
(Alfred Publishing - Paperback Book)
Early Fall 2011.

Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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