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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 1/28/14

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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Earlier recaps:

January 21, 14, 7, 2014 | December 31, 17, 10, 3 | November 26, 19, 12, 5 | October 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | September 24, 17, 10, 3 | August 27, 20, 13, 6 | July 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | June 18, 11, 4 | May 28, 21, 14, 7 | April 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | March 26, 19, 12, 5 | February 26, 19, 12, 5; January 29, 22, 15, 8, 1

CDs Now Available:

Privates on Parade OLC
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Olivier Awarding winning 1977 musical comedy by Peter Nichols and Denis King. Digitally remastered from original tapes. Original Royal Shakespeare cast Ben Cross, David Daker, Ian Gelder, Nigel Hawthorne, Simon Jones, Neil McCaul, Joe Melia, Denis Quilley, Richard Rees, Emma Williams, Tim Wylton. "Overture," "S.A.D.U.S.E.A- The Company," "The Movie To End Them All," "The Little Things We Used To Do," "Black Velvet," "Better Far Than Sitting This Life Out," "The Prince Of Peace," "Could You Please Inform Us," "Privates On Parade," "The Latin American Way," "Sunnyside Lane," "Sunnyside Lane" (Reprise), "Play Off." Samples and ordering at

Songs from Stitches: A Musical Comedy Set in the ER
(new on CD/mp3)
Score by Timothy R. Smith. Samples, tracks and CD/mp3 album at CD Baby.


Molly Pasutti: Swingin' On a Rainbow
(new digital album)
Singer/writer/performer Molly Pasutti ("South Park"). "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "It Don't Mean a Thing," "I'm in the Mood for Love," "Stormy Weather," "Summertime," "I'll Be Seeing You," "The Nearness of You," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Whatever Lola Wants," "I Really Done It Now," "Smile." Samples, tracks and mp3 album at CD Baby.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available: Now available at iTunes:  American Masters: Marvin Hamlisch - What He Did for Love
(PBS - new on DVD/iTunes)
Presented in December 2013 on PBS. Created with cooperation from his family and access to his personal archives. Terre Blair Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Steven Soderbergh, Quincy Jones, Christopher Walken, Sir Tim Rice, Joe Torre, Woody Allen, John Lithgow, Lucie Arnaz, Ann-Margret, Sir Howard Stringer, Kelli O'Hara, Brian D'Arcy James, Idina Menzel, Melissa Manchester, songwriter Carole Bayer Sager and many others. DVD includes extras not part of the original documentary, including never-before-heard-recordings of three songs performed by Marvin Hamlisch and Ed Kleban for Michael Bennett at the first A Chorus Line workshop. ("At The Ballet", "One" and the Finale). Dori Berinstein, director, producer, writer.

BOOKs Now Available:

Acting Through Song: Techniques and Exercises for the Musical Theatre Actor
(Opus Books - Kindle Edition)
By Paul Harvard. The techniques of modern actor training applied to singing. 296 pages.

Carrie: The Musical: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songs from Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford score for Off-Broadway production. 18 selections: "Alma Mater," "And Eve Was Weak," "Carrie," "Carrie (Reprise)," "Do Me a Favor," "Dreamer in Disguise," "Epilogue," "Evening Prayers," "I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance," "In," "A Night We'll Never Forget," "Once You See," "Open Your Heart," "Unsuspecting Hearts," "When There's No One," "Why Not Me?," "The World According to Chris," "You Shine."

Janet Dexter Storer: The Consummate Artist of Broadway Celebrities and Maine's Rural Life 1895-1980
(Cathedral Art Gallery Records - Paperback Book)
By Dennis Owen Cleasby. Biography of artist Janet Dexter Storer, portrait artist of early Broadway stage performers and artist of rural Maine. Over 80 color plates of Janet's drawings and paintings grace the pages of this informative biography. Includes more than 80 color plates of drawings and paintings. 136 pages.

Motown: The Musical Piano/Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
28 favorite Motown classics, as well as the two new tunes co-written by Berry Gordy and Michael Lovesmith for the show "Hey Joe (Black Like Me)" and "Can I Close The Door (On Love)." 112 pages.


The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation
(Macmillan Audio - Audiobook/Audible Edition/)
Robert Fitzgerald translation, narrated by Dan Stevens.

Kat Gang: Dream Your Troubles Away
(Arbors - new on CD)
Actress-singer performs "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams," "I Don't Know Enough About You," "Say It Isn't So," "Nobody Else But Me," "In My Solitude," "(Baby, Baby) All The Time," "Down With Love," "Hard Hearted Hannah," "Some of These Days," "I Didn't Know About You," "I Wish I Were In Love Again," "Bye Bye Blackbird," "More Than You Know." Accompanied by Warren Vache, John Allred, Harry Allen, Mike Renzi and Bucky Pizzarelli.

My Mother Has Four Noses
(Bad Dog Records - new on CD)
Companion release Jonatha Brooke's new musical play, written and performed by Brooke. "Are You Getting This Down?," "Sleight of Hand," "The Wind," "What Do I Know?," "What Was I Thinking?," "My Misery," "How Far You d Go For Love," "Scars," "Time," "Mom s Song," "Superhero," "Are You Getting This Down? (reprise)." The play opens at The Duke on 42nd Street 2/18/14.

Runner (A Sam Dryden Novel)
(Macmillan Audio - Audiobook)
Novel by Patrick Lee read by Raúl Esparza.


Moved to 2/4/14:

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook CDs
(Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs)
January 28, 2013, concert of healing for the Newtown community where composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway came together with over 300 students from several Newtown dance groups, the Sandy Hook School 3rd and 4th grades and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir. Disc 1: "Seasons of Love" (Robin De Jesus, Ashley Blanchet and From Broadway With Love chorus), "Sandy Hook Elementary School Song" (Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School), "Beautiful City" (Stephen Schwartz), "Defying Gravity" (Julia Murney with Stephen Schwartz on piano), "On The Atchison, Topeka and The Santa Fe" (Christine Ebersole), "Funny/The Duck Joke" (Janet Metz & Richard Kind), "I Wan'na Be Like You" (Richard Kind), "Ol' Man River" (Phillip Boykin with Jeffrey Saver at the piano), "Still" (Brett Boles, From Broadway With Love Chorus), "When You're Good to Mama" (Mary Testa), "Finishing the Hat" (Michael Cerveris), "Sunday" (Michael Cerveris, Newtown High School Chamber Choir and From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Somewhere" (Newtown High School Chamber Choir), "Raise Your Voice" (members of the Broadway and Touring Cast of Sister Act). Disc 2: "Just One Person" (Sesame Street Performers & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Blue Suede Shoes / Brown Eyed Handsome Man / I Hear You Knockin" (members of the Broadway cast of Million Dollar Quartet featuring Lee Rocker on Bass), "I'm a Believer" (Micky Dolenz & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Good Morning Baltimore" (Nikki Blonsky & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Marc Shaiman at the piano), "You Can't Stop the Beat" (Nikki Blonsky, Brooke Tansley, Micky Dolenz, Capathia Jenkins & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Marc Shaiman at the piano), "Sing" (Paul Scott Goodman & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "The Impossible Dream" (Brian Stokes Mitchell), "Finding Wonderland" (Capathia Jenkins & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Frank Wildhorn at the piano), "If I Had My Way" (Linda Eder & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Frank Wildhorn at the piano), "One Voice" (From Broadway With Love Company & Students From Sandy Hook Elementary School)

Moved to 2/18/14:

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook Blu-ray/DVD
(Broadway Records - new on DVD/Blu-Ray)
... see above. Bonuses: Making of featurettes; interviews with the cast and more

Added, no release date:

Love's Labour's Lost
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Public Shakespeare in the Park cast. Michael Friedman score. Daniel Breaker, Kevin Del Aguila, Colin Donnell, Rachel Dratch, Andrew Durand, Kimiko Glenn, Jeff Hiller, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Justin Levine, Patti Murin, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Bryce Pinkham, Charlie Pollock, Caesar Samayoa, Maria Thayer, Audrey Lynn Weston, Michael R. Douglass, and Bradley Gibson. Recorded 1/27/14.