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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 10/18/11

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:


October 11 | October 4 | September 27 | September 20 | September 13 | September 6 | August 30 | August 23 | August 16 | August 9 | August 2 | July 26 | July 19 | July 12 | July 5 | June 28 | June 21 | June 14 | June 7 |May 31 | May 24 | May 17 | May 10 | May 3 | April 26 | April 19 | April 12 | April 5 | March 29 | March 22 | March 15 | March 8 | March 1 | February 22 | February 15 | February 8 | February 1 | January 25 | January 18 | January 11

CDs Now Available:

Broadway Stories: Sandi Patty
(Stylos Entertainment - new on CD/mp3Broadway Stories - Sandi Patty
With The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Jack Everly conductor. "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Smile," "Swingin Love Medley- I Just Found Out About Love, This Can't Be Love, Our Love Is Here To Stay," "All of Me," "The Man I Love," "Sound of Music Medley- Sound of Music, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Edelweiss, Climb Every Mountain," "A Doll Sings The Guys: Willkommen, If I Were A Rich Man, Ya Got Trouble, Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin', Get Me To The Church On Time, Bring Him Home," "Send In The Clowns," "Love Is Only Love," "You'll Never Walk Alone."

Melissa Errico: Legrand Affair
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3Legrand Affair - Melissa Errico
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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.

A Party with Turner & Grusecki
(new on CD)
Original cast recording of new musical revue about contemporary life and love. 15 songs written & performed by Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki. Cover art by Robert Risko. Liner notes by Donna McKechnie, Karen Akers and Steve Ross. Available at CD Baby.


Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical
( and Young Pals Music - new at iTunesMost Likely To (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) - Michael Tester
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of Michael Tester score. Cast members from the Dramatist Guild Workshop and Midtown International Theatre Festival production include Amanda CastaƱos, (Spring Awakening), Melissa Rapelje (The Awesome 80s Prom), Lyle Colby Mackston (Paper Mill ... Spelling Bee,) Andrew J. Beck, Gina Marie Bilardi, Christopher Hlinka, Alexander Greif, Katie Hoffmann, Lauren Renner, Sarah Sixt, and Jesse Zeidman. Dramatic Publishing Company ( will be licensing Most Likely To for all professional and amateur theatrical markets in North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The acting edition of the script will be available at The Drama Book Shop, and other script sources in October. A CD version of the album with a full-color booklet will be available for purchase in December.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition
(Warner Home Video - new 3-disc Blu-Ray set)
In a limited edition tin with scented pencils and a special eraser, 144 page full-color photo booklet, and bonus features on disc including featurettes on Roald Dahl and "Mel Stewarts Wonkavision," and Sing-a-longs, interviews with the cast, and a documentary. Plus a golden ticket game piece will come with the set and can be used to win one of several prizes. DVD edition also being release.

BOOKs Now Available:

Great Lengths: Seven Works of Marathon Theater
(Univ of Michigan Press - Hardcover Book)
By Jonathan Kalb. Examination of internationally prominent, marathon-length theater productions, including Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, the Royal Shakespeare Company's Nicholas Nickleby, and four other works. This is a book about extreme length, monumental scope, and intensive immersion in the theater in general. Examples are deliberately chosen for their diversity, and range from adapted novels and epics, to dramatic chronicles with macrohistorical and macropolitical implications, to stagings of super-size classic plays, to "postdramatic" works that negotiate the border of life and art. 248 pages.

Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters
(Harper Collins - Hardcover Book/Kindle)
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By Donald Bogle ( Dorothy Dandridge). Traces Waters' rise from poverty through her early musical successes in Harlem, to her film and Broadway career and her later religious conversion as her health declined. Chronicles her intimate relationships with both men and women as well as her stormy relationships with other artists, like Josephine Baker and Lena Horne. 640 pages. Released 2/11.


Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy Blu-ray
(Image Entertainment - new Blu-Ray/DVD)
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Live concert at the Palladium in Carmel, Indiana. 2011 PBS special. Michael Feinstein conjures up the biggest musical legends of a golden era using their extraordinary music, spiced with intimate stories about their larger-than-life personalities. Backed by a thirty-two-piece orchestra, with all-new arrangements. "Once in a Lifetime," "I Thought About You," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Put on a Happy Face/Lotta Livin'," "So In Love," "There;ll Be Some Changes Made," "Begin the Beguine," "Brazil," "For Once in My Life," "New York New York." Special Blu-Ray features: Bonus Track: "Sway"; Journey to the Palladium; Palladium Community Video. 86 minutes.


Added to January 2012:

(Shout! Factory - new Blu-Ray/DVD)
HD live-in-theatre film version of Broadway musical. David Bryan and Joe DiPietro. Featuring Chad Kimball and Montego Glover. Available now at the Shubert Theatre and at the show's tour stops.

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