Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 1/27/15

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Earlier recaps:

January 20, 13, 6, 2015 | December 16, 9, 2 | November 25, 18, 11, 4 | October 28, 21, 14, 7, 1 | September 16, 9, 2 | August 26, 19 | 12 | 5 | July 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | June 24, 17, 10, 3 | May 27, 20, 13, 6 | April 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | March 25, 18, 11, 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013

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CDs Now Available:

Jamie Cullum: Interlude
(Blue Note - new on CD/mp3/iTunes/Vinyl)
From the American songbook along with a couple modern surprises. U.S. version includes three bonus tracks. "Interlude," "Don't You Know," "The Seer's Tower," "Walkin'," "Good Morning Heartache" (with Laura Mvula), "Sack O' Woe," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (with Gregory Porter), "My One And Only Love," "Lovesick Blues," "Losing You," "Out Of This World," "Make Someone Happy," "Come And Get Me," "Lullaby Of The Leaves," "Come Rain Or Come Shine."


Galavant Digital
(Hollywood Records - new on mp3/iTunes)
Songs by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. Joshua Sasse, Mallory Jensen, Timothy Omundson. "Galavant," "She'll Be Mine," "Maybe You're Not the Worst Thing Ever," "Oy! What a Knight" (Faith Prince), "Jackass in a Can," "Togetherness," "Comedy Gold," "Lords of the Sea" (Hugh Bonneville), "No One But You," "Hey, Hey, We re the Monks" (Weird Al Yankovic), "If I Could Share My Life With You," "A Day in Richard's Life" (Ricky Gervais), "Love Is Strange," "Goodnight My Friend." Produced by Michael Kosarin, Christopher Lennertz and Alan Menken. CD was announced for February, but is currently listed with a false date. (It's possible this album will be digital only).

Memphis the Musical OLC Digital
(First Night - mp3)
Original London cast recording of David Bryan/Joe DiPietro score. Killian Donnelly, Beverley Knight, Rolan Bell, Tyrone Huntley, Claire Machin, Jason Pennycooke and Mark Roper. "Underground," "The Music Of My Soul," "Scratch My Itch," "Ain't Nothin' But A Kiss," "That's Not Possible," "Everybody Wants To Be Black On A Saturday Night," "Make Me Stronger," "Colored Woman," "Someday," "She's My Sister," "Radio," "Say A Prayer," "Crazy Little Huey," "Big Love," "Love Will Stand When All Else Falls," "Stand Up," "Change Don't Come Easy," "Tear Down The House," "Memphis Lives In Me," "Steal Your Rock ‘N' Roll," "Memphis Lives In Me" (bonus track). Recorded December 2014. CD to be released 2/17/15.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Hole in the Head Blu-ray
(Olive Films - new Blu-ray)
1959 comedy film directed by Frank Capra. Adapted by Arnold Schulman from his own (1957 Broadway) play. Frank Sinatra, Eddie Hodges, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Keenan Wynn, Carolyn Jones, Thelma Ritter, Dub Taylor, Ruby Dandridge, Joi Lansing. Score by Nelson Riddle. In color, 120 minutes.

BOOKs Now Available:

Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater
(City Lights Foundation Books - Paperback Book)
By Casey Perloff (playwright, theater director, professor and Artistic Director of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco). Her personal and professional journey, how theater gets made, from a behind-the-scenes perspective, including accounts of working experiences with well-known actors, directors, and writers, including Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Robert Wilson, David Strathairn, and Olympia Dukakis. 232 pages.


2014 musical film. Charles Strouse/Martin Charnin score. Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz.

Doris Day: The Essential Collection
(Warner Home Video - new on DVD)
Romance on the High Seas, My Dream Is Yours, It's a Great Feeling, Tea for Two, Lullaby of Broadway, On Moonlight Bay, April in Paris, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Calamity Jane, Lucky Me, Love Me or Leave Me, The Pajama Game, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Billy Rose's Jumbo, The Glass Bottom Boat.

Frank Sinatra Collection Blu-ray
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-ray)
As a set, or available individually: Anchors Aweigh, On The Town, Robin And The 7 Hoods.

Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home
(Concord - new on DVD)
Live performance at the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Premiered on PBS in November 2014. Includes the PBS, track list: Opening," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Goin' to the Dance With You, " "My Coloring Book, " "Bring Him Home, " "Maybe This Time, " "Fathers and Daughters, " "Upon This Rock," "Over the Rainbow," "Popular," "For Good, " "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "All the Things You Are," "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," "I Was Here." plus bonuses: behind the scenes, "Hard Times Come Again No More," "Little Sparrow," "Heart of the Matter," "I Will Always Love You," "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and a "My Father's Day video."

Remembering Cats the Musical
(Motif - new import CD)
Stars of the West End perform songs from Cats. "The Old Gumbie Cat" (Peter Skellern), "Grizabella the Glamour Cat" (Stephanie Lawrence), "Old Deuteronomy" (Paul Jones), "Memory" (Fiona Hendley), "Gus the Theatre Cat" (Paul Jones), "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat" (John Dulieu), "Macavity the Mystery Cat" (Stephanie Lawrence), "Mr Mistoffelees" (Paul Jones), "Memory (Reprise)" (Fiona Hendley), "Suite" (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).

Remembering Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
(Motif - new import CD)
Stars of the West End perform songs from Joseph.... "Prologue" (The West End Orchestra and Singers), "Any Dream Will Do," "Jacob and Sons," "Joseph's Coat," "Joseph's Dreams," "One More Angel in Heaven," "Potiphar," "Close Every Door" (Dave Willets), "Go, Go, Go Joseph," "Pharaoh Story" (The West End Orchestra and Singers), "Poor, Poor Pharaoh," "Song of the King," "Those Canaan Days," "The Brothers Come to Egypt/Grovel, Grovel" (The West End Orchestra and Singers), "Benjamin Calypso," "Any Dream Will Do (Reprise), "Joseph's Megamix" (The West End Orchestra and Singers), "Suite" (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).

The Sound of Music Soundtrack (50th Anniversary Edition)
(Legacy - new on CD)
Soundtrack from the 1965 film. Rodgers & Hammerstein score. Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr. Remastered and expanded to feature previously unreleased score cues and all vocal performances for the first time in one release. Booklet includes new introductory notes from Julie Andrews and Ted Chapin, rare photos and illustrations from the film, and liner notes by Laurence Malson. "Prelude" and "The Sound Of Music," "Overture / Praeludium / Dixit Dominus / Morning Hymn / Alleluia," "Maria," "I Have Confidence," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "My Favorite Things / Salzburg Montage," "Do-Re-Mi," "The Sound of Music," "The Lonely Goatherd," "Edelweiss," "Grand Waltz," "Laendler," "So Long, Farewell," "Processional Waltz," "Goodbye Maria / How Can Love/Survive Waltz," "Edelweiss Waltz," "Entr'acte," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things" (reprise), "Something Good," "Processional" and "Maria" (The Wedding), "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" (reprise), "Do-Re-Mi" (reprise), "Edelweiss" (reprise), "So Long, Farewell" (reprise), "Nuns" and "Nazis / Escape / Climb Ev'ry Mountain" (reprise) / Finale *," "End Titles."

Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray
(Fox - new on 5 discs)
Special release of 1965 film. Rodgers & Hammerstein score. Blu-ray Disc 1: feature film remastered in 1080p hi-def with 7.1 DTS-HD sound; Your Favorite Things: An Interactive Celebration — all-new immersive viewing experience with behind-the-scenes images, on-screen lyrics, trivia track and location quiz; music machine sing-along; audio commentaries with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Director Robert Wise. Blu-ray Disc 2: Musical Stages: Creating The Sound of Music - all-new interactive "Backlot Tour" with in-depth featurettes on the songs, the stage show and movie, the film and sound restoration and the real-life von Trapp family; A City of Song — virtual map of filming locations in Salzburg, Austria; vintage Rodgers & Hammerstein and The Sound of Music programs; screen tests, rare treasures, interviews, photo galleries and more. Blu-ray Disc 3: new hour-long documentary The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg. DVD Disc 4: feature film in standard definition; newly remastered picture and sound; optional sing-along track; music machine sing-along; The Sound of Music Tour —a living story. Disc 5: exclusive 50th anniversary soundtrack (featuring a selection of international performances of SOM musical favorites); DHD. Single DVD release coming the same day with feature film in standard definition; newly remastered picture and sound; optional sing-along track; music machine sing-along; The Sound of Music Tour —a living story.

Stephen Sondheim Collection
(Image Entertainment - new 6-disc DVD set)
[verifying] Into The Woods: 1990 televised version with Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg, Kim Crosby, Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright, Barbara Bryne, Merle Louise, Chuck Wagner, Pamela Winslow, Philip Hoffman, Lauren Mitchell, Kay McClelland, Edmund Lyndeck, Joy Franz, Cindy Robinson, Maureen Davis; Company: 2011 Avery Fisher Hall concert with Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Stephen Colbert, Jim Walton, Jon Cryer, Craig Bierko, Katie Finneran, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Lazar, Jill Paice, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Chryssie Whitehead; Sunday In The Park With George: 1986 televised version with Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters; Follies in Concert: 1985 Avery Fisher Hall concert with Barbara Cook, George Hear, Mandy Patinkin, Lee Remick, Carol Burnett, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Liliane Montevecchi, Elaine Stritch, Phyllis Newman, Jim Walton, Howard McGillin, Liz Callaway, Daisy Prince; Sweeney Todd: In Concert: 2001 concert with the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Rob Fisher and George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, John Aler, Stanford Olsen, Victoria Clark, Lisa Vroman and Timothy Nole; Sondheim: The Birthday: 2010 Avery Fisher Hall concert, Great Performances telecast, with host David Hyde Pierce, Paul Gemignani conducting, Laura Benanti , Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jenn Colella, Jason Danieley, Joanna Gleason, Nathan Gunn, George Hearn, Blaine Hoven, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald and others.


A Brief Guide to the Sound of Music
(Running Press - Paperback book)
By Paul Simpson. Tells the real story of the Von Trapps, and explores the stage show, the differences that were incorporated into the fictionalization of the tale, and how that story was brought to the big screen. 228 pages.

Secrets of Stage Success
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book)
UK musical theatre performers Louise Dearman and Mark Evans answer questions asked by fans about how to succeed in showbusiness. Currently pre-ordering at Amazon UK and Dress Circle

The Sound of Music Companion
(Universe - Hardcover Book)
Republishing of Laurence Masion's 2007 book, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the film version, now with a foreword by Julie Andrews. From the previous listing: Includes the entire libretto and 150 color photos and stills from the original film, the original Broadway and upcoming West End productions, and the now world-famous Sing-a-long-a Sound of Musics. Also, images from the U.K. reality TV series, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria, whose winner will be Maria in the first casting of the new London production. 192 pages.

The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing Von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book)
By Tom Santopietro. "Fan book with all the inside dope from behind the scenes stories of the filming in Austria and Hollywood to new interviews with Johannes von Trapp and others." The real life story of Maria von Trapp, the success of the Broadway musical, the story of the near cancellation of the film ... a historian's critical analysis of the careers of director Robert Wise and screenwriter Ernest Lehman, a look at the critical controversy which greeted the movie, the film's relationship to the turbulent 1960s, and the super stardom which engulfed Julie Andrews. 336 pages.