Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 1/8/19 (updated 1/11/19)

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Earlier recaps:

2018: December 18, 11, 4 | November 27, 20, 13, 6 | October 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | September 25, 18, 11, 4 | August 28, 21, 14, 7 | July 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | June 26, 19, 12, 5 | May 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | April 24, 17, 10, 3, March 27, 20, 13, 6 | February 27, 20, 13, 6 | January 30, 23, 16, 9, 2

2017 | 2016 | 2015

Updates since 12/18/18:

CDs Now Available:

Dear Evan Hansen Deluxe
(Atlantic Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording plus cut songs and tracks sung by current cast, including Taylor Trensch. "Anybody Have a Map?," "Waving Through A Window," "For Forever," "Sincerely, Me," "Requiem," "If I Could Tell Her," "Disappear," "You Will Be Found," "To Break In a Glove," "Only Us," "Good For You," "Words Fail," "So Big / So Small," "Finale." Bonus Tracks: "Obvious" (Taylor Trensch) "Hiding In Your Hands" (Mallory Bechtel) "Part Of Me" (Dear Evan Hansen August 2018 Broadway Cast) "In The Bedroom Down The Hall" (Demo, Rachel Bay Jones & Jennifer Laura Thompson) "Disappear" (acoustic, Taylor Trensch and Alex Boniello) "Waving Through A Window" (Katy Perry). Released 11/3/18 on mp3 and at iTunes.

An Enchanted Evening on Broadway with Earl Wrightson / Ballads of a Soldier of Fortune
(Sepia Records - new import CD)
First time on CD, two albums from Broadway baritone Earl Wrightson (Firebrand of Florence, The New Moon, who also appeared on TV ("Earl Wrightson at Home" and "The American Musical Theatre") and radio. Songs from the worlds of musical comedy, film and operetta. 26 tracks. Released 10/5/18.

Gisele MacKenzie sings "Dominique" and Other Favorites
(Sepia Records - import CD)
28 of Gisele MacKenzie's recordings from 1955 to 1962 including "Dominique", popular standards - "Unchained Melody," "Blue Tango," "C'est Si Bon" and " The Song from Moulin Rouge," and her single releases, many of them making their debut appearance on CD such as "Mr. Telephone," "Dance If You Want To Dance," "The Star You Wished Upon Last Night," "Oh, Pain! Oh, Agony!," "The Waltz That Broke My Heart," "This I Know," "Never Go 'Way," "They're Playing Our Song," "You Dream Of Me" and "In Milano." 28 tracks. Released 6/8/18.

The Prom
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of score by Matthew Sklar (music) and and Chad Beguelin (lyrics). Cast includes Courtenay Collins, Beth Leavel, Michael Potts, Caitlin Kinnunen, Isabelle McCalla, Brooks Ashmanskas, Josh Lamon, Christopher Sieber, and Angie Schworer Nathan Johnson. "Changing Lives," "Changing Lives (Reprise)," "Just Breathe," "It's Not About Me," "Dance with You," "The Acceptance Song," "You Happened," "We Look to You," "Tonight Belongs to You," "Zazz," "The Lady's Improving," "Love Thy Neighbor," "Alyssa Greene," "Barry Is Going to Prom," "Unruly Heart," "It's Time to Dance." Released on mp3 and at iTunes on 12/14/18.


All the Possibilities: Broadway Sings Wartofsky
(Yellow Sound Label - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Debut album of songs Michael Wartofsky. Farah Alvin, Kate Baldwin, Darius de Haas, Annie Golden, Aisha Jackson, Marcus Paul James, Michael Roberts McKee, Daniel Quadrino, Shayna Steele, Katie Thompson, Allie Trimm, and Alysha Umphress. Produced by Sean Patrick Flahaven. "In a Dream," "My Kiss," "All the Possibilities," "No One Quite Like You," "I've Got a Crush," "Without Your Love," "Just Between Us," "Real Thing," "Halfway," "Lament of the Real Estate Agent," "Never Far from Home." Music Direction by Eric Stern. Released 1/4/19.

Band Geeks: A New Musical
(Yellow Sound Label- new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
Studio recording of six songs from the score by Gaby Alter, Tommy Newman, and Mark Allen. Ruthie Ann Miles, Lindsay Mendez, Jared Gertner, Patti Murin, Alex Gemignani, Jill Abramovitz, Jason Michael Snow, F. Michael Haynie, Jacey Powers, Michael Millan, and Matt Braver. The musical premiered in 2010 at Goodspeed Musicals and has been produced regionally since. "Band Geeks," "Twirler Girl," "Lost in the Brass," "If I Had a Stage," "One Look at You," "Get It Together," "Back of the Bus." Released 1/4/19.

Lullabies of Broadway, Act II
(Broadway Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Mimi Bessette (Bonnie & Clyde) presents a second edition of Broadway songs arranged as soothing lullabies. "The Rainbow Connection," "Clusters of Crocus / Come to My Garden," "Morning Glow," "I Can't Wait," "Everything Changes," "Hushabye Mountain," "Beauty and the Beast," "Come Down from the Tree," "The Colors of My Life," "Sylvia's Lullaby," "Moonshine Lullaby," "No One Is Alone," "Till There Was You," "Finding Wonderland," "More I Cannot Wish You," "Come to My Garden (Reprise)." Released 12/14/18.

"One Last Time (44 Remix)"
(Atlantic Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Final #Hamildrop, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, with featuring Christopher Jackson, BeBe Winans, and Barack Obama. Released 12/21/18.

BOOKs Now Available:

Mary Poppins Returns: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
(Easy Piano Songbook) Score by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. Includes new original songs from the soundtrack: "Can You Imagine That," "A Cover Is Not the Book," "Nowhere to Go But Up," "The Place Where Lost Things Go," "The Royal Doulton Music Hall," "Trip a Little Light Fantastic," "Turning Turtle," and more. Includes an 8-page section of color artwork from the film. 72 pages. Released 12/19/18.

The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Athol Fugard. Produced in 2015 at Signature Theater. 72 pages.

Practically Poppins in Every Way: A Magical Carpetbag of Countless Wonders
(Disney Editions Deluxe - Hardcover Book)
By Jeff Kurti. Culled from the collections of the Walt Disney Archives, the Walt Disney Archives Photo Library, the Walt Disney Animation Studios Animation Research Library, the Disney Publishing Archives, Disney Theatrical Group, and the Walt Disney Imagineering Art Library. A document of the development behind Mary Poppins on page, screen, stage, and even theme park attractions. Selected from hundreds of thousands of documents, illustrations, conceptual materials, sketches, drawings, paintings, and photographs this illustrated celebration of all things 'Poppins' features meticulously reproduced art with lavish production values in a beautiful large-format volume that is destined to become a spectacular keepsake for fans of Mary Poppins in all her varied incarnations as well as for film fans, stage aficionados, art enthusiasts and Disney fans everywhere. Published 11/6/18.

(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Heisenberg). Premiered at the Thalia Theatre, Hamburg in Autumn 2016, had its UK premiere at the Royal Welsh School of Music in 2018.


Broadway Bound
(Kino Lorber Studio Classics - on DVD)
Neil Simon play adapted for film. Corey Parker, Anne Bancroft, Jerry Orbach, Hume Cronyn, Jonathan Silverman, Michele Lee, Pat McCormick, and Jack Carter. Directed by Paul Bogart. This special edition includes both the original 90-minute cut and the 94-minute extended cut.

Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses original Off-Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon)
New rock musical written by Peter Galperin. Constantine Maroulis, Molly Pope, Wayne Wilcox, Ryan Knowles and Kacie Sheik, and a four-piece rock band. Also at

(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Score by Paul Gordon. Kelli Barrett, Caitlin Brooke, Lauren "Coco" Cohn, Adam Daveline, Richert Easley, Timothy Gulan, Brian Herndon, Pamela Winslow Kashani, Dani Marcus, Don Richard, Sharon Rietkerk, and Will Reynolds. Currently pre-ordering at The full musical is available at

Goldstein original Off-Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon)
Score by Michael Roberts. Farah Alvin, Julie Benko, Amie Bermowitz, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Zal Owen, Sarah Beth Pfeifer and Jim Stanek. Also at

Indecent OBC
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Score composed by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva, plus period songs that were heard throughout the production. Featuring Mimi Lieber, Katrina Lenk, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol and Adina Verson, and musicians Matt Darriau (clarinet, bass clarinet, tin whistle), Lisa Gutkin (violin, mandolin, wood block), and Aaron Halva (accordion, baritone ukulele, piano, percussion). Katrina Lenk is also featured on viola. "Opening: Ghost Waltz," "Ale Brider," "Suitcase Song: Ich hob' nach einen koffer in Berlin," "Tour, Torah, and Ellis Island," "Welcome to Amerike: Vot can you makh?," "God of Vengeance on the Bowery," "The English Debut," "Rifkele and Manke Secret Kiss," "Ain't We Got Fun? / Ain't We Got Anguish?," "Sarah Onstage," "Broadway and the Arrest," "Dorothee and Reina Secret Kiss," "Lemml's Welcome to Eugene O'Neill," "Old Devil Sea," "Sunrise Over Staten Island / Lemml Goes Home," "Bei Mir Bistu Shein," "Letter from Poland," "Stars Lament / Ghost Waltz," "From Dust to the Attic Freyleks," "Attic Rain," "Wiegela," "Finale: Old Asch / Rifkele and Manke in the Rain." Produced by Michael Croiter, Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva. Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen served as Executive Producers.


Broadway, Balanchine, and Beyond: A Memoir
(Univ Press of Florida - Paperback Book)
By Bettijane Sills. Elizabeth McPherson, contributor. personal look at the art and practice of George Balanchine by Sills, who appeared as child actor on Broadway before New York City Ballet in 1961, working her way up to soloist. 176 pages.

Company new libretto
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book)
Libretto for the musical by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Features the complete revised book and lyrics for the production, color production photographs from the 2018 West End revival, and an introduction by David Benedict. Currently at Amazon UK and Nick Hern Books. 112 pages.

Discovering Musicals: A Liberal Arts Guide to Stage and Screen
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
By Marc Raymond Strauss. Foreword by Christine Pedi. Covering both Broadway and Hollywood musicals, explores most of the most famous musicals of the past two centuries, along with many others. Also includes references for nearly 1000 internet video examples of dance and song. 200 pages.

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Richard Nelson about Joe Papp. Played the Public Theater in 2017. 96 pages.

Sea Wall
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Simon Stephens (Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, On the Shore of the Wide World. The Public Theatre is presenting the New York premiere February 2019. 24 pages. [waiting for Amazon link to work.]