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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 8/16/11

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CDs Now Available:

Bright Young People: The Songs of Noël Coward
(new on CD)
Four artists (from Writers' Theatre production of Oh Coward!) perform seventeen of Coward's finest songs. Kate Fry, Rob Lindley, John Sanders, Doug Peck. Doug Peck, musical director, arranger and pianist. "Bright Young People," A Room With A View/Sail Away," Uncle Harry," London Pride," Mrs. Worthington," I Travel Alone," Mad Dogs And Englishmen," Three White Feathers," You Were There," A Bar On The Piccola Marina," If Love Were All," Mad About The Boy," World Weary/Twentieth Century Blues," I'll Follow My Secret Heart," The Party's Over Now." Available from Writers Theatre.

London Road
(National Theatre - new on CD)
Original cast recording of score by Alecky Blythe (book and lyrics) and Adam Cork (music and lyrics). The musical is about the serial killer Steve Wright who murdered five prostitutes in Ipswich, and is written in "verbatim style." Clare Burt, Rosalie Craig, Kate Fleetwood, Hal Fowler, Nick Holder, Claire Moore, Michael Shaeffer, Nicola Sloane, Paul Thornley, Howard Ward, Duncan Wisbey. For order at UK's National Theatre website.

One Man Two Guvnors - The Music
(National Theatre - new on CD)
Music from the National Theatre's production, written and performed by the band The Craze. Grant Olding, Phil James, Richard Coughlan, Ben Brooker. 35.5 minutes. For order at UK's National Theatre website.


The Best of Nancy LaMott: American Popular Standards, Vol. 1
(Portico Music - new on mp3/iTunesThe Best of Nancy LaMott: American Popular Standards, Vol. 1 - Nancy Lamott
"Moon River," "The Best Is Yet To Come," "Come Rain Or Come Shine," "Autumn Leaves, When October Goes," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "P.S I Love You," "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me," "Blue Skies," "I Got The Sun In The Morning," "The Shadow Of Your Smile," "Not Exactly Paris." With Michael Feinstein, Christopher Marlowe, Jay Leonhart, John Redsecker, Bruce Samuels, Glenn Drewes, Debra Assail-Migliore, Elman Anderson, Ken Sebesky, Jim Miller, Peter Matz

The Best of Nancy LaMott, Vol. 2: Great American Songbook
(Portico Music - new on mp3/iTunesThe Best of Nancy LaMott: Great American Songbook, Vol. 2 - Nancy Lamott
"You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby," "Talk To Me Baby," "Accentuate The Positive," "On The Atchison," "Topeka and The Santa Fe," "That Old Black Magic," "Cheek To Cheek," "Hit The Road To Dreamland," "The Days Of Wine And Roses," "Whistling Away The Dark," "Ordinary Miracles," "I Have Dreamed & Two For The Road." With Christopher Marlowe, Jay Leonhart, John Redsecker, Bruce Samuels, Glenn Drewes, Debra Assail-Migliore, Elman Anderson, Ken Sebesky, Jim Miller, Peter Matz, T-Minus 2, Mukund Marathe, Michael Brown, Gregory Powell, Frank Barr.

DVD/BLU-RAYs Now Available:

The Muppets Take Manhattan
(Sony - Blu-Ray/DVD combo)
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1984 film. Cameos by Lonny Price, Linda Lavin, James Coco, Gregory Hines and others, songs by Jeff Moss. Also released on Blur-Ray this week, Muppets from Space.

BOOKs Now Available:

Health and Safety Guide for Film, TV, and Theater (Second Edition)
(Allworth Press - Paperback Book/Kindle)
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By Monona Rossol. Expanded and updated to address new hazards, unique health and safety problems, and particular regulations that threaten anyone working in the entertainment industries today.

Sex and Aesthetics in Samuel Beckett's Work (New Interpretations of Beckett in the Twenty-First Century)
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Paul Stewart. s Places sex and sexuality firmly at the heart of Beckett's ouevre ... the author uncovers a profound mistrust of procreation and a surprising variety of non-reproductive forms of sex—the solitary, the homoerotic, and the geriatric#151;which challenge established notions of propriety and identity politics ... ably and amply shows that sex, so long overlooked, is an integral, and troubling, facet of Beckett's art.


Anastasia Barzee: The Dimming of the Day
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Singer/actress Anastasia Barzee (White Christmas, Henry IV, Urinetown, Jekyll & Hyde) reimagines an eclectic range of Broadway, pop and jazz-infused songs, and showcases a diverse array of her favorite contemporary artists/ "The Man with the Child in His Eyes" (Kate Bush), "Summer Me, Winter Me" (Bergman/Bergman/LeGrand), "Lilac Wine" (James Shelton), "Dinner at Eight" (Rufus Wainwright), "The Dimming of the Day" - duet with Brian D'Arcy James (Richard Thompson), "Company" (Jones/Johnson), "American Tune" (Paul Simon), "Nothing Like You've Ever Known" (Black/Lloyd Webber), "Feels Like Home" (Randy Newman), "Don't Go to Strangers " (Kent/Mann/Evans), "All I Know" (Jimmy Webb), "Terrible Things" (April Smith), "April Moon" (Robert Lee/Leon Ko)" (bonus). Produced by Matt Pierson. Arrangements by Gil Goldstein. Recorded by Meredith McCandless at Flux Studios, NYC Liner notes by John Patrick Shanley.

Death Takes a Holiday
(PS Classics - new on CD)
OBC recording of Maury Yeston score. Kevin Earley, Jill Paice, Matt Cavenaugh, Simon Jones, Rebecca Luker and Michael Siberry. "In the Middle of Your Life / Nothing Happened," "How Will I Know?," "Centuries," "Why Do All Men," "Death Is in the House," "Alive," "Life's a Joy," "Who Is This Man?," "Life's a Joy (reprise)," "Shimmy Like They Do in Paree," "Roberto's Eyes," "Alone Here With You," "Something's Happened," "Losing Roberto," "What Do You Do," "More and More," "Finally to Know," "I Thought That I Could Live," "December Time," "Pavane," "Final Scene." Pre-orders at usually ship early.

Godspell: 40th Anniversary Celebration
(Sony Masterworks - on 2 CDs)
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Newly remastered set. Stephen Schwartz score. 1971 original Off-Off-Broadway cast recording (Lamar Alford Peggy Gordon, David Haskell, Joanne Jonas, Robin Lamont, Sonia Manzano, Gilmer McCormick, Jeffrey Mylett, Stephen Nathan, Herb Simon) and 1973 film soundtrack (Victor Garber, Katie Hanley, David Haskell, Merrell Jackson, Joanne Jonas, Richard LaBonte, Robin Lamont, Gilmer McCormick, Jeffrey Mylett, Stephen Reinhardt, Jerry Sroka, Lynne Thigpen).

Judy Garland Smilin' Through: The Singles Collection 1936-1947
(JSP Records - new on 4 import CDs)
Compiled and annotated by Lawrence Schulman. Remastered master and alternate takes.

Music from The Happy Elf: Harry Connick Jr
(Marsalis Music - new on CD)
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The Happy Elf is a Harry Connick, Jr. project that was first a song, then an animated film, then adapted for the stage (fully produced workshop at Montgomery College, Rockville MD in 2010 with Michael Rupert).


Moved to 8/23/11:

Lend Me a Tenor OLC
(First Night - import CD)
OLC recording of Brad Carroll/Peter Sham score for new musical based on the 1986 play by Ken Ludwig. John Stacey, Gay Soper, Joanna Riding, Cassidy Janson, Michael Matus, Matthew Kelly, Damian Humbley, Sophie-Louise Dann, Jane Quinn, Michelle Bishop. Pre-order in the UK at Dress Circle

Added to 10/18/11:

Melissa Errico: Legrand Affair
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Collection of songs written by Michel Legrand, performed by Melissa Errico with a 100-piece symphony orchestra in Brussels, and produced by Phil Ramone. "I Was Born in Love With You," "The Summer Knows," "His Eyes, Her Eyes," "The Windmills of Your Mind," "I Will Wait For You," "In Another Life," "Martina," "Dis Moi," You Must Believe in Spring," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?," "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?," "Something New In My Life," "Maybe Someone Dreamed Us," "Once Upon A Summertime," "Celui-La." Recorded in Leuven Belgium, July 5-10, 2005. Orchestra conducted by Michel Legrand. All piano by Michel Legrand. Co-Produced by Richard Jay-Alexander.

Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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