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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 12/6/11

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CDs Now Available:

Burnt Part Boys Cast album
(Yellow Sound Records - new on CD/mp3The Burnt Part Boys - Original Cast Album - The Burnt Part Boys
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Score by Chris Miller (music) and Nathan Tysen (lyrics). Book by Mariana Elder. 2010 Playwrights Horizons cast. Charlie Brady, Al Calderon, Andrew Durand, Steve French, Noah Galvin, Michael Park, Molly Ranson, Randy Redd, Asa Somers.

Emily Bergl Live at the Algonquin: Kidding on the Square
(On the Square Productions - new on CD/mp3/iTunesLive At the Algonquin: Kidding On the Square - Emily Bergl
From Emily Bergl's Oak Room show. "Mad About The Boy," "Confession," "Born In The Wrong Era," "Ten Cents A Dance," "Stealing From MsBurnett," "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart," "Something Cool," "Crying," "Is She Still With Us?," "Happy Birthday, MrsParker," "The Fear Of A Material Girl," "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon," "One More Kiss, Dear," "Peel Me A Grape," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye," "Dream A Little Dream Of Me," "Is That All There Is?."

Hugh Martin: Hidden Treasures, Songs for Stage and Screen, 1941-2010
(Harbinger Records - new on CD/mp3Hidden Treasures - HUGH MARTIN
From Harbinger Records and The Musical Theater Project showcasing the 96-year-old songwriter's gems for Broadway and Hollywood musicals dating as far back as 1941. From Hugh Martin's archives, mostly demo recordings of songs written for such stage and screen musicals as Best Foot Forward, Make a Wish, Athena and High Spirits, and from unproduced musicals including the fascinating Here Come the Dreamers, a 1961 project planned for Jeanette MacDonald and Liza Minnelli. "The Three B's", "Ev'ry Time", "Wish I May", "Gotta Dance", "The Pâttisserie/When Does This Feeling Go Away?,", "Suits Me Fine", "I Can't Get Used To These Clothes", "Imagine", "I Take A Dim View Of The West", "I Like The Feeling", "I Happen To Love You", "Who Is Sylvia?", "Here Come The Dreamers", "On Such A Night As This", "Did I Just Fall In Love?", "A Little Night Music", "I Know Your Heart", "A Manifestation", "If I Gave You", "New York's Good Morning Song", "Heigh-Ho For A Mother", "How Did I Feel?", "Two Is Company", "Salute To New York", "I Hate This Old Town", "When I Join The Circus", "Me An' Ludie", "I Have Something To Say To You", "I Don't Know What I Want." Hugh Martin at the piano. Produced by Ken Bloom and Bill Rudman. Includes 88 page deluxe booklet with foreword by Stephen Sondheim, numerous photos, and notes by Mark Eden Horowitz, Sheldon Harnick, Michael Feinstein, Terry O'Donnell (Martin's music editor for the last 18 years of his life), Bloom and Rudman. Previously only available at Qualiton.

Marcy in the Galaxy
(new on CD/mp3)
Nancy Shayne musical score. Donna Lynne Champlin, Jonathan Hammond, Jenny Fellner, Teri Ralston, Mary-Pat Green, Janet Carroll. The musical was presented in 2008 by Transport Group.

The Music Box: The Music and Songs of Gareth Peter Dicks
(new on CD)
Songs by Gareth Peter Dicks (Bluebird: The Musical). Rebecca Lock, Richard Dempsey, Gemma Sutton, Katie Rowley Jones, Abi Finley, Jeff Nicholson, Gina Beck, Sarah Earnshaw, Ross Hunter. Available for pre-order at Dress Circle.

Scrooge - Music From The Motion Picture
(BSX Records - new on CD
New recording of the soundtrack from the 1970 film version of A Christmas Carol, featuring original music by Leslie Bricusse. Robert Picardo, Chase Masterson, Brian Hacksaw Williams, Katie Campbell. "A Christmas Carol," "Christmas Children," "I Hate People," "Father Christmas," "December the 25th," "Happiness," "You..You," "The Beautiful Day," "Thank You Very Much," "I ll Begin Again," "I Like Life," "Father Christmas," "Thank You Very Much" (Reprise), "A Christmas Carol" (Instrumental), "Happiness" (Instrumental), "You..You" (Instrumental), "Father Christmas" (Instrumental), "Scrooge Speaks" (Bonus, Humbug). Liner notes by Randall Larson. Produced and arranged by Dominik Hauser.


Carol Channing: True to the Red, White and Blue
(new on mp3/and at iTunesTrue To The Red, White, and Blue - Carol Channing
New Carol Channing patriotic-themed album. To include "Over There," "Dear Old Glory," "God Bless America," "America," and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." 11 tracks. "God Bless America," "Battle Hymn of The Republic," "Yankee Doodle Dandy/Grand Old Flag medley," "Dear Old Glory," "Before The Parade Passes By," "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" (duet with Lulu Roman), "Battle Hymn Of The Republic," "Don't Sit Under The Apple tree" (duet with T Graham Brown), "Amazing Grace," "St. Louis Blues," "America The Beautiful." A portion of the profits from album sales will benefit the Channing/Kullijian Foundation (, which advocates arts education in schools.

A Mothers Wish (For Christmas Day)
(new on iTunes/mp3A Mothers Wish (For Christmas Day) [feat.Scott Alan] - Single - Christiane Noll
Christiane Noll sings Scott Alan song, which tells the story of a mothers wish for her sons safe return, from his services in the war, for Christmas day. Arranged and orchestrated by Jamey Ray and Jesse Vargas.

Georgia Stitt: My Lifelong Love
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/iTunesMy Lifelong Love - Georgia Stitt
Georgia Stitt's original songs about love, performed by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Anika Noni Rose, Brian d'Arcy James, Susan Egan, Shoshana Bean, Heidi Blickenstaff, Laura Osnes, Christopher Jackson, Michael Arden, jazz duo Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli, Kate Baldwin and Michael McElroy. CD to be released January 10, 2012.

Silence! The Musical
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/iTunesSilence! - The Musical - Joe Kaplan
Digital release of musical adaptation of he film. Music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan. Brent Barrett, Jenn Harris, Callan Bergmann, Stephen Bienskie, Harry Bouvy, Ashlee Dupre, Deidre Goodwin, Jeff Hiller, Howard Kaye and Lucia Spina. "Silence!," "Thish Ish It/The Right Guide," "If I Could Smell Her C*nt," "Papa Shtarling," "It's Agent Shtarling," "Are You About a Size 14?," "My Daughter Is Catherine," "Quid Pro Quo," "I'd F*ck Me," "It's Me," "Catherine Dies Today," "Papa Shtarling Reprise," "Put the F*cking Lotion in the Basket," "We're Goin' In," "In the Dark With a Maniac/Bill's Death," "Silence!" Reprise and Finale. Recorded 8/8/11. CD to be released 1/10/11.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Design for Living (The Criterion Collection)
(Criterion - new on Blu-Ray/DVD)
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New high-definition digital restoration of 1933 film version of Noël Coward play with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch, with Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins and Frederic March. Extras: The Clerk, starring Charles Laughton; selected-scene commentary by film professor William Paul; Play of the Week: A Choice of Coward, a 1964 British television production; new interview with Joseph McBride on Lubitsch. Booklet features an essay by film critic Kim Morgan.

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.

BOOKs Now Available:

Bit Players, Has-Been Actors and Other Posers
(CreateSpace - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By S.M. Stevens. Teen novel set in the world of school musics and show choir. Subtitled A must-read for fans of Glee, High School Musical and Twilight. E-book edition contains YouTube links for songs referenced in the novel, also available at companion website and blog, plus social media content.

Hat Box: The Collected Lyrics of Stephen Sondheim
(Knopf - new boxed set)
Boxed set of both Stephen Sondheim lyric books: Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes and Look I Made a Hat: with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Wafflings, Diversions and Anecdotes.

Playing Dreidel with Judah Maccabee
(Theater 61 Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Edward Einhorn. "A play in eight scenes. A modern boy finds Judah Maccabee in an abandoned room that exists both in his own temple and the ancient Temple in Jerusalem. A celebration of both Hanukkah and its ancient origins, told with gentle humor."


January 10, 2012: Georgia Stitt: My Lifelong Love
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Georgia Stitt's original songs about love, performed by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Anika Noni Rose, Brian d'Arcy James, Susan Egan, Shoshana Bean, Heidi Blickenstaff, Laura Osnes, Christopher Jackson, Michael Arden, jazz duo Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli, Kate Baldwin and Michael McElroy. Digital version already available on mp3/iTunes

January 31, 2012: Godspell Revival Cast Recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
2011 Broadway revival cast. Stephen Schwartz score. Hunter Parrish, Wallace Smith, Uzo Aduba, Nick Blaemire, Celisse Henderson, Morgan James, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez, George Salazar, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Joaquina Kalukango, Eric Michael Krop, Corey Mach, Julia Mattison. Expected early 2012. Co-produced by Kurt Deutsch and Stephen Schwartz.

January 24, 2012: Memphis Blu-Ray
(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. Also available at the Shubert Theatre and at the show's tour stops.

December 27, 2011: Music Of The Night - The Ultimate Musicals Album
(Decca - new on 2 import CDs)
Compilation album of cast album and solo recordings. Michael Crawford, Elaine Paige, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Patti LuPone, Glynis Johns and more. 38 tracks. Already available in the UK at Amazon UK

February 7, 2012: Steve Tyrell: I'll Take Romance
(Concord Records - new on CD)
New album by singer Steve Tyrell. "At Last," "That's All," "Taking a Chance on Love," "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons," "I'll Take Romance featuring Judith Hill," "Talk to Me, Talk to Me," "You Turn Me Around," "A Love That Will Last," "All of You," "Trust in Me," "Don't Know Much," "The Way You Look Tonight."


Postponed to 12/13/11:

Doris Day: My Heart
(Arwin - new on CD)
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U.S. release. Authorized remastered compilation of eight previously unreleased tracks Day recorded for her 1980s television shows and series—four Doris Day classics. Produced by Terry Melcher, prior to his death in 2004. "Happy Endings" was co-written by Terry Melcher, and Day provides a new spoken-word introduction for the song. "Hurry, It's Lovely Up Here," "Daydream," "The Way I Dreamed It," "Heaven Tonight," "My One and Only Love," "My Heart," "You Are So Beautiful," "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries," "Disney Girls," "My Buddy," "Happy Endings," "Ohio." Plus additional track, "Stewball." UK release at Dress Circle

Added, no release date:

Betty Buckley: Ghostlight
(Palmetto Records - new on CD)
Produced by T Bone Burnett. Expected Spring 2012.

Betty Buckley: Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway
(Palmetto Records - new on CD)
Buckley's Feinstein show. Expected in 2012.

Funding campaign launched at by John Clifton for Man With a Load of Mischief revival production.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff. Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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