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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 9/20/11

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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Earlier recaps:

September 13 | September 6 | August 30 | August 23 | August 16 | August 9, 2011 | August 2, 2011 | July 26, 2011 | July 19, 2011 | July 12, 2011 | July 5, 2011 | June 28, 2011 | June 21, 2011 | June 14, 2011 | June 7, 2011 |May 31, 2011 | May 24, 2011 | 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:

Anything Goes 2011 Broadway Revival Cast
(Ghostlight - new on CDAnything Goes (New Broadway Cast Recording) - Various Artists
Sutton Foster and Joel Grey, with Colin Donnell, Adam Godley, Laura Osnes, Jessica Stone, Walter Charles, Robert Creighton, Andrew Cao, Raymond J. Lee, Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Joyce Chittick, Nikki Renée Daniels, Margot De La Barre, Daniel J. Edwards, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Tari Kelly, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Adam Perry, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams, with John McMartin and Jessica Walter. Liner notes by Melissa Rose Bernardo and 36-page booklet of full-color photos and additional material. Already available on on mp3 and iTunesAnything Goes (New Broadway Cast Recording) - Various Artists with digital booklet

Divine Hair/Mass in F
(Masterworks Broadway/Arkiv Music - on CD-R/mp3/iTunesDivine Hair / Mass In F (Soundtrack) - Members of the Broadway Cast
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. CD-R also selling through

Matilda OLC
(new on CD)
Based on the children's novel by Roald Dahl. Score by Tim Minchin. First produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company December 2010, opens at the Cambridge Theatre, London on the October 18. Recorded in a studio by the original cast from the sensational sell-out season at The Courtyard Theatre. 28-page booklet with song lyrics. Lauren Ward Bertie Carvel Melanie La Barrie Josie Walker Nick Searle Marc Antolin Verity Bentham Paul Kaye Michael Kent Matthew Malthouse Alastair Parker Emily Shaw. Available at Dress Circle

Million Dollar Quartet OLC
(Rhino/Warner Bros UK - new on CD)
West End cast recording recorded live at the Noel Coward Theatre. Bill Ward as Sam Phillips, Ben Goddard as Jerry Lee Lewis, Derek Hagen as Johnny Cash, Francesca Jackson as Dyanne, Robert Britton Lyons as Carl Perkins, and Michael Malarkey as Elvis Presley. Also available at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.

Tony Bennett: Duets II
(Columbia - new on CD/iTunesDuets II - Tony Bennett
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"The Lady Is A Tramp" (with Lady Gaga), "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)" (with John Mayer), "Body And Soul" (with Amy Winehouse), "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (with Michael Bublé), "Blue Velvet" (with k.dlang), "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" (with Aretha Franklin), "The Girl I Love" (with Sheryl Crow), "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" (with Willie Nelson), "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" (with Queen Latifah), "Speak Low" (with Norah Jones), "This Is All I Ask" (with Josh Groban), "Watch What Happens" (with Natalie Cole), "Stranger In Paradise" (with Andrea Bocelli), "The Way You Look Tonight" (with Faith Hill), "Yesterday I Heard The Rain" (with Alejandro Sanz), "It Had To Be You" (with Carrie Underwood), "When Do The Bells Ring For Me" (with Mariah Carey).


George Dvorsky: All Through the Night
(JAY Records - new on iTunesAll Through The Night - George Dvorsky
Solo album with National Symphony Orchestra. "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'," "Lucky To Be Me," "All Through The Night" (with Rebecca Luker) "She Was There," "I Wish I Could Forget You," "All I Care About Is Love (With Girls), "Lonely Town," "Soliloquy," "Almost Like Being In Love (with Janis Kelly), "The Impossible Dream," "Bring Him Home," "Something Wonderful," "I've Come To Wive It Wealthily In Padua (With Men), "Younger Than Springtime," "The Happy Time," "There But For You Go I." CD to be released 1/10/12.

Masterworks authorized digital recordings: Original Off-Broadway Cast By Jupiter (mp3 | iTunes), Original Cast Recording of Paris '90 (mp3 | iTunes) plus Noël Coward at Las Vegas (mp3 | iTunes) and Noël Coward In New York (mp3 | iTunes)

The Road to Qatar!
(JAY Records - new at iTunesThe Road To Qatar! (Original Off Broadway Cast) - David Krane, Stephen Cole, John Yap & David Caldwell
York Theatre Company cast. David Krane and Stephen Cole score. James Beaman, Keith Gerchak, Bill Nolte, Sarah Stiles, Bruce Warren.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Breakfast at Tiffany's (50th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]
(Paramount - new on Blu-Ray)
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1961 film based on Truman Capote novella. Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam. Directed by Blake Edwards. Score by Henry Mancini. Extras: original theatrical trailer (HD); commentary by Producer Richard Shepherd; A Golightly Gathering (HD); Henry Mancini: More Than Music (HD); Mr. Yunioshi: An Asian Perspective (HD); The Making of a Classic; It's So Audrey: A Style Icon; Behind the Gates: The Tour; Brilliance in a Blue Box ; Audrey's Letter to Tiffany; galleries.

Dumbo: 70th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray
(Disney - new Blu-Ray)
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1941 animated musical film.

Forever Plaid The Movie
(New Video Group - new on DVD)
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Film version of Stuart Ross Off-Broadway musical. Shown on some PBS stations. Stan Chandler, David Engel, Larry Raben, Daniel Reichard. David Hyde Pierce narrates. David Snyder musical director and pianist. Written and directed by Stuart Ross and Alan Helm.

The Inspector General (Special Edition)
(Shout Factory - new on DVD)
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Remastered 1949 musical-comedy film based somewhat on Nikolai Gogol play, with Danny Kaye, John Carradine, Alan Hale, Elsa Lanchester, Walter Catlett, Gene Lockhart, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates, Rys Williams. Songs by Sylvia Fine. Extras include home movie footage by director Henry Koster.

Those Lips, Those Eyes
(MGM - DVD on Demand)
1980 film. Frank Langella, Glynnis O'Connor, Tom Hulce, Jerry Stiller. Released 4/4/11.

BOOKs Now Available:

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.

Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond
(Center Street - Hardcover/Audiobook/Kindle)
Florence Henderson memoir, written with Joel Brokaw. Covers her entertainment life, which includes Broadway, the "Brady Bunch" and "Dancing with the Stars." And she writes with candor about the challenges she has faced and overcome, including a Dickensian childhood in rural Indiana as the last born of ten children; struggles with religious faith; nightmarish post-partum depression; the collapse of her marriage and infidelity; and the death of her soul mate. She also reveals the valuable lessons both the triumphs and adversities have taught her about enjoying life to its fullest.

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol: Piano/Vocal/guitar
(Alfred Publishing - Paperback Book)
Songbook for Bob Merrill/Jule Styne score from 1962 NBC animated show. Historical foreword by animation expert Darrell Van Citters is included. Songs include "It's Great to Be Back on Broadway," "Ringle, Ringle," "The Lord's Bright Blessing," "Alone in the World," "Winter Was Warm," "We're Despicable," "The Lord's Bright Blessing" (Reprise).


(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording. Matthew Sklar/Chad Beguelin score (book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin). Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum. Sebastian Arcelus, Amy Spanger, Mark Jacoby, Michael Mandell, Michael McCormick, Valerie Wright, Matthew Gumley, Matthew Schecter. 11/1/11.

Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concert
(new 2 import CD set)
October 1 and 2 Royal Albert Hall event, featuring Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Liz Robertson, plus others and "surprise guest stars." Shown in U.S. movie theaters October 2, 2011. Pre-ordering at Dress Circle for 11/14/11 release.

You're Not Alone: Sean McDermott
(LML Music - new on CD)
"You're Not Alone," "Danny Boy," "Magic of Stars," "Walking in Memphis," "Beautiful Heartache," "Whiter Shade of Pale," "One Lifetime's Not Enough," "Ordinary Man," "Open Arms," "Worth the Wait," "You Raise Me Up," "I Walk the Night," "Sing," "Danny Boy" (Bonus Track).


Inside the Plaza: An Intimate Portrait of the Ultimate Hotel - Revised and Updated
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
Newly revised and updated edition, Morehouse recounts the hotel's recent $450 million transformation, with its 181 luxury condominium residences, 282 guest rooms and suites, and landmark public spaces, such as the Oak Room and Oak Bar. 3/13/12.

Follies (2nd edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
New version of James Goldman/Stephen Sondheim musical. [waiting for details.] 10/11/11.

Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Charlotte Chandler. In the mid-1970s Chandler interviewed the reclusive actress in Dietrich's Paris apartment. Chandler also interviewed others who knew Dietrich well, including Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Burt Bacharach. Relates how Dietrich began her career in Berlin as a model, then a stage and screen actress during the silent era, moving on to become one of the brightest lights in Hollywood. Dietrich spoke candidly with Chandler about her unconventional marriage. 304 pages. 3/6/12.

Venus in Fur: A Play
(Northwestern Univ Press - Paperback Book)
David Ives play on Broadway this season. 11/30/11.

West End Bares Calendar
(2012 calendar)
Oliver Thornton, Ramin Karimloo, Summer Strallen, Zizi Strallen, Natalie Stacy, Luke Jackson, Aaron Renfree and more West End stars. Sold in aid of TheatreMAD The Make A difference Trust. Pre-ordering at Dress Circle 10/17/11.


Moved to 11/22/11:

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.

Added for April 2012:

Mr. Broadway: The Inside Story of the Shuberts, the Shows, and the Stars
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
Memoir by Gerald Schoenfeld. Foreword by Hugh Jackman. 304 pages. Two 8-page photo inserts. ISBN 9781557838278.

Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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