Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 1/17/17, updated 1/20/17

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Earlier recaps:

2017: January 10, 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:

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

The Gang's All Here
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
World premiere CD release of the 1943 Twentieth Century Fox musical soundtrack. Songs by Leo Robin and Harry Warren. Musical direction by Alfred Newman. The film starred Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, James Ellison, Phil Baker, Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, Eugene Pallette, Charlotte Greenwood, and Dave Willock. Includes all the music recorded for the film, as well as a few unused cues, all culled from materials in the Fox vaults and restored by Mike Matessino. "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here," "You Discover You're in New York," "Acuerdo," "Digga A Ella" (The Uncle Samba), "P'ra Que Disquitir," "Let's Dance," "Minnie's in the Money," "A Journey to a Star" (instrumental), "Soft Winds," "The Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat," "A Journey to a Star," "The Kiss," "Later Tonight / The Jitters," "Newspaper Montage / Befuddled," "No Love, No Nothin'," "Marlbrough" (Jolly Good Fellow), "Party Rehearsal" (No Love, No Nothin'), "The Dance" (No Love, No Nothin'), "Blackmail Sequence," "Minnie's in the Money" (instrumental), "The Panther / Pulling the Picture," "Swan Song / Paducah," "A Journey to a Star" (Reprise), "Polka Dot Polka — Finale" (A Journey to a Star), "Unused Music," "You Discover You're in New York" (instrumental), "No Love, No Nothin'" (score cue), "Minnie's in the Money" (alternate), "The Gang's All Here" (fanfare). Limited release of 1000 copies only. Order at

Judy Holliday: From Broadway To Hollywood [Original Recordings Remastered]
(Jasmine Music - new import CD)
"Full of Life," "These Will Be the Good Old Days (Twenty Years From Now), "Trouble Is a Man," "How About Me," "What I Was Warned About," "I Got Lost in His Arms," "What'll I Do," "Lonely Town," "Am I Blue," "Confession," "An Occasional Man," "A Ride on a Rainbow," "Where Have You Been," "I'm One of God's Children (Who Hasn't Got Wings)," "Loving You," "The Party's Over," "It's a Perfect Relationship," "Better Than a Dream (with Dean Martin)," "Just in Time" (with Dean Martin & Chorus), "Drop That Name" (with Chorus), "The Party's Over (with Chorus), "I'm Going Back," "Finale" (Orchestra and Chorus)." Released 10/14/16.

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.

BOOKs Now Available:

Brutus and Other Heroines: Playing Shakespeare's Roles for Women
(Nick Hern Books - new paperback book/Kindle edition)
By Harriet Walter. An exploration of the Shakespearean canon through the eyes of a self-identified "feminist actor" – but, above all, a remarkable account of an acting career unconstrained by tradition or expectations. 224 pages.

Hamilton: Strum & Sing Guitar book
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Unplugged and pared-down ... collection features ten songs from Hamilton presented with just chords and lyrics. Titles include: "Alexander Hamilton," "Burn," "Dear Theodosia," "Hurricane," "It's Quiet Uptown," "My Shot," "One Last Time," "That Would Be Enough," "Wait for It," "You'll Be Back."

The Lost Group Theatre Plays: Vol IV: Men in White, Big Night, & Night Over Taos (Volume 4)
(CreateSpace - new paperback book)
Three of the "lost" plays presented by the famed Group Theatre and later produced by ReGroup Theatre: Maxwell Anderson's Night Over Taos, Dawn Powell's original version of Big Night, and Sidney Kingsley's Men in White. Also included is an essay on Big Night by Powell biographer Patricia Palermo and a new Afterword by Allie Mulholland. Mikiodo, photographer. 300 pages. Also available are Volume I (1931 by Claire & Paul Sifton, Success Story by John Howard Lawson, and Gentlewoman by John Howard Lawson), Volume II (Weep For The Virgins by Nellise Child, Casey Jones by Robery Ardrey, and Classic Thunder Rock by Robery Ardrey), and Volume III (The House Of Connelly by Paul Green, Johnny Johnson by Paul Green, and Case Of Clyde Griffiths by Erwin Piscator).

Marjorie Prime
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Jordan Harrison (Maple and Vine). Presented at Playwrights Horizons in 2015. 96 pages.

Shakespeare in the Theatre: Nicholas Hytner
(Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare - Hardcover book/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
By Abigail Rokison-Woodall. Examines the work of theatre director Nicholas Hytner (Artistic Director of the National Theatre from 2003-2015). Featuring case studies of Hytner's Shakespeare productions and interviews with actors, designers, directors and other practitioners with whom Hytner has worked. 264 pages.

Three Sisters
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Tracy Letts adaptation of Chekhov classic.

Totally Scripted: Idioms, Words, and Quotes from Hollywood to Broadway That Have Changed the English Language
(Lyons Press - Paperback Book)
By Josh Chetwynd. Approximately 100 essays on words, phrases and idioms made famous by Hollywood along with the stories behind 30 or so of the most iconic—and ultimately often used—quotes from films ... And, a sidebar on William Shakespeare’s unique contribution to the English language. 232 pages.


The King and I DVD|Digital HD
(20th Century Fox - on two discs)
1956 film adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Maureen Hingert, Martin Benson. Looks like the DVD part of the 2014 blu-ray and R&H collection releases.

Oklahoma! DVD|Digital HD
(20th Century Fox - on two discs)
1955 film adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Gene Nelson, Eddie Albert, Gloria Grahame, Rod Steiger. Looks like the DVD part of the 2014 blu-ray and R&H collection releases.

Song of Solomon
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original concept album. Music by Andrew Beall and lyrics by Neil Van Leeuwen. Ramin Karimloo, Alison Luff, Casey Manning, Alexander Gemignani, Hayden Tee, Jessica Foster, Alessandra Baldacchino, and Desi Oakley, with a full orchestra. Produced by Michael Croiter and Andrew Beall. Also at Broadway Records.

South Pacific DVD|Digital HD
(20th Century Fox - on two discs)
1958 film adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Juanita Hall, Frances Nuyen, Ray Walston. Looks like the DVD part of the 2014 blu-ray and R&H collection releases.

What's The Matter With Helen?
(Shout! Factory - new Blu-ray)
1971 horror film starring Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Dennis Weaver, Agnes Moorehead, Micheál MacLiammóir, Robbi Morgan. Directed by Curtis Harrington. 101 minutes.


The Complete Book of 2000s Broadway Musicals
(Rowman & Littlefield - Paperback Book)
By Dan Dietz. Examines every musical that opened on Broadway from 2000 through the end of 2009. Discusses the era’s major successes, notorious failures, and musicals that closed during their pre-Broadway tryouts. Also highlights revivals and personal-appearance revues. Each entry contains the following information: Plot summary; Cast members; Names of all important personnel, including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors; Opening and closing dates; Number of performances; Critical commentary; Musical numbers and the performers who introduced the songs; Production data, including information about tryouts; Source material; Tony awards and nominations; Details about London and other foreign productions. Also, numerous appendixes, including a discography, filmography, and published scripts, as well as lists of black-themed shows and Jewish-themed productions. Follows Dietz' studies of musicals of the 1940s, the 1950s, the 1960s, and the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s. 478 pages.

Jews on Broadway: An Historical Survey of Performers, Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Producers 2nd Revised Edition
(McFarland & Co. - Paperback Book)
Revised edition of Stewart F. Lane's 2001 book. 277 pages.


Added, no release date:

Deborah Cox digital album
(digital album)
The Bodyguard U.S. tour star to record selections from the musical.