Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 1/10/17

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Earlier recaps:

2017: January 3

2016: December 27, 20, 13, 6 | November 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | October 25, 18, 11, 4 | September 27, 20, 13, 6 | August 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | July 26, 19, 12, 5 | June 28, 21, 14, 7 | May 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | April 26, 19, 12, 5 | March 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | February 23, 16, 9, 2 | January 26, 19, 12, 5, 2016


CDs Now Available:

Barbara Carroll Plays at Birdland
(Birdland Records - new on CD/mp3)
Barbara Carroll live at Birdland, with Jay Leonhart. "I've Got the World on a String," "Midnight Sun," "Duke Ellington Medley," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," "You Must Believe in Spring," "Body and Soul," "The Man I Love." Available at Released in 2016.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

The Harvey Girls
(Warner Archive - DVD-R)
1946 MGM musical film. Judy Garland, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury, Preston Foster, Virginia O'Brien, Kenny Baker, Marjorie Main, Chill Wills, Cyd Charisse. Songs by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer. 101 minutes.

His Girl Friday (The Criterion Collection)
(Criterion Collection - new 2-disc Blu-ray set)
1940 film adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play The Front Page. Cast includes Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, John Qualen. Directed by Howard Hawks. Extras include: New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray; new 2K restoration of Lewis Milestone's The Front Page (1931), made from a recently discovered print of the director's preferred version; new interview with film scholar David Bordwell about His Girl Friday; archival interviews with director Howard Hawks; featurettes from 1999 and 2006 about Hawks, actor Rosalind Russell, and the making of His Girl Friday; radio adaptation of His Girl Friday from 1940; new piece about the restoration of The Front Page; new piece about playwright and screenwriter Ben Hecht; radio adaptations of the play The Front Page from 1937 and 1946; His Girl Friday trailers; booklet featuring essays on His Girl Friday and The Front Page by film critics Farran Smith Nehme and Michael Sragow. New cover art.

I'll Cry Tomorrow
(Warner Archive - DVD-R)
1955 biopic of Lillian Roth, based on her autobiography. Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Don Taylor, Margo, and Jo Van Fleet.

In the Good Old Summertime
(Warner Archive - DVD-R)
1949 musical film based on Miklós László's Parfumerie. Judy Garland, Van Johnson, Spring Byington, Buster Keaton, Liza Minnelli. 103 minutes.


Ann-Margret: The Definitive Collection
(Real Gone Music - new on 2 CDs)
30 tracks from nine albums among her 1961-1966 RCA recordings, including the Bye Bye Birdie soundtrack. "Teach Me Tonight," "I Just Don't Understand," "It Do Me So Good," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Fever," "What Am I Supposed to Do," "Bachelor in Paradise," "Mr. Wonderful," "Let Me Entertain You," "How Lovely to Be a Woman," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Take All the Kisses," "I'm in the Mood for Love," "You're the Boss," "The Lady Loves Me," "Man's Favorite Sport," "I'm Nobody's Baby," "Bill Bailey," "My Baby Just Cares for Me," "Mack the Knife," "Love Makes the World Go Round," "Our Language of Love," "The Pleasure Seekers," "Next Time," "Something to Think About," "Everything Makes Music When You're in Love," "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," "That Old Black Magic," "I Wanna Be Loved," "The Swinger." Booklet includes liner notes by Joe Marchese and vintage album artwork.

Bare Naked
(Yellow Sound Label - new on 2 CDs)
Debut album by songwriter Lynne Shankel. Features songs Lynne and lyricist Jon Hartmere wrote for the 2012 production of bare: The Musical and a dozen of Lynne's most recent songs. Disc One, bare: "A Million Miles From Heaven" (the Bare ensemble), "Drive You Outta Your Mind" (the Bare ensemble featuring Bonnie Milligan), "You Don't Know" (Lilli Cooper and Elizabeth Judd), "Best Friend" (Taylor Trensch and Alice Lee), "Hail Mary" (featuring Missi Pyle and Taylor Trensch), "What If I Told?" (the bare ensemble featuring Taylor Trensch and Michael Tacconi), "You're Not Alone" (Missi Pyle), "Best Friend REMIX" (Christopher J. Hanke, Patti Murin and the bare ensemble); Disc Two, Naked: "Anything Can Happen" (Caissie Levy), "Too Little Too Late" (Melinda Doolittle), "I Will Make Thunder" (Jenn Colella), "Anytime, Anywhere, Any Day" (Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena), "I Got Real Good" (Whitney Bashor), "Mountain Of Sand" (Chester Gregory), "Full Moon In July" (Lindsay Mendez), "Drivin' With The Top Down" (Alice Lee), "Postcard American Town" (Katie Rose Clarke), "Brand New Day" (Derek Klena), "You Gotta Live Your Life" (Telly Leung and choir), "Pieces of Me" (Lynne Shankel). 50% of the proceeds from album sales go to benefit the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Produced by Lynne Shankel and Michael Croiter.

A Dog Story original Off-Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Music and lyrics by Gayla D. Morgan. The musical at The Loft at the Davenport Theatre. David Perlman, Lindsie VanWinkle, Brian Ray Norris and Stefanie Brown "Married Over Labor Day," "Get a Dog," "Freedom," "It's Cuz of You," "All About the Dog," "Because of Her," "Vacation/Training Tango," "Cupid's Lullaby," "The Nightmare," "Cupid's Lullaby Reprise," "Let s Make Some Noise," "Better Saturday Nights," "Please Come Home," "Get a Dog Reprise." Also at

One More For The Road: Curtis Stigers with the Danish Radio Big Band
(Concord Jazz - new on CD/mp3)
"Come Fly With Me," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Don't Worry 'Bout Me," "You Make Me Feel So Young," "My Kind Of Town," "Fly Me To The Moon," "Summer Wind," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "The Lady Is A Tramp," "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)." Recorded live in Copenhagen.

(DRG/eOne - new on CD)
Original cast recording. Dan Rosales, Nicholas Edwards, Juwan Crawley, Chris Anthony Giles, Nora Schell, along with special guest stars Christine Pedi and Glenn Bassett, and Music Director Fred Barton at the piano. Written by Gerard Alessandrini. "Lin-Manuel as Hamilton," "Aaron Burr, Sir," "My Shot" (The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Guys and Dolls, Singin in the Rain), "The Schuyler Sisters" (An American in Paris, The King and I, Avenue Q), "Lin-Manuel's Quest" (Man of La Mancha), "Beggar Woman #1" (Sweeney Todd), "A Winter's Ball," "You'll Be Back," "What'd I Miss?," "Ben Franklin, Sondheim, and Lin-Manuel" (Dear Mr. Gable, Into the Woods, Company), "The Rap-Off Contest" (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), "Yorktown," "Beggar Woman #2" (Sweeney Todd, Down with Love), "In the Heights," "Take a Break," "Say No to This," "The Book of Mormon," "Everybody's Got the Right," "Assassins," "Cool" (West Side Story), "Who Lives, Who Dies," "NYC" (Annie), "The Room Where It Happens," "The Story of Tonight." Musical arrangements by Richard Danley and Fred Barton. Produced by Hugh Fordin.


Added, no release date:

A Bronx Tale OBC
(Decca Broadway - new on CD)
Score by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose, Lucia Giannetta, Bradley Gibson, Hudson Loverro. Recorded January 9, 2017. Release date TBA.