Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 1/31/17 (updated 2/3/17)

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Earlier recaps:

2017: January 24, 17, 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:

Drake's Dream OLC
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
1977 musical score with music and lyrics by Lynne and Richard Riley. Digitally remastered. Paul Jones as Sir Francis Drake, David Burt as Thomas Doughty, Earl Jordan as The King Of Ternate, Caro Gurney as Queen Elizabeth I, and Janet Shaw as Mary Drake. "At the Court of Queen Elizabeth," "I've Always Had a Dream," "Let's Get Going," "Take a Little Time," "When The Winds Command Us Away," "She Plays a Dangerous Game," "Between Today and Tomorrow," "Sedition," "Waiting Isn't Easy," "Gold," "Nova Albion," "God of the Waters," "Spice of Life," "Oh Lord Protect Us," "Fa La La," "Sailing Around," "Finale." Also in the U.K. at Stage Door Records.

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Billy Porter: "Edelweiss"
(Masterworks Broadway - new digital single on mp3/and at iTunes)
To be included on Porter's upcoming Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers album.

Dear Evan Hansen OBC - digital
(Atlantic Records - new digital mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Mike Faist, Michael Park, Will Roland and Kristolyn Lloyd, and Michael Lee Brown, Garrett Long, Olivia Puckett, Colton Ryan, and Asa Somers. "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." Produced by Atlantic Records, Alex Lacamoire, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and co-produced by Stacey Mindich. Pre-order includes instant download of "Waving Through A Window." CD version to be released February 24.

Len Cariou Presents: These Are My Friends
(Golden Stage Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Live recording from The Living Room April 2016. First issue from new recording company. "My Friends," "The Secret Service" (with Anita Gillette), "All That Jazz" (with Karen Mason), "That's Life" (with Holt McCallany), "Since You Stayed Here" (with Liz Callaway), "Lucky To Be Me" (with Judy Kaye), "The Woman for the Man Who Has Everything" (with Penny Fuller), "ItÂ’s Today" (with Lee Roy Reams), "Our Love is Here to Stay," "One Halloween" (with Penny Fuller), "Don't Blame Me" (with Lee Roy Reams), "Music and the Mirror" (with Liz Callaway), "Little Lamb" (with Sami Gayle). Released 1/13/17. CD format expected in the future.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Bells Are Ringing Blu-ray
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1960 film adaptation of Broadway show, directed by Vincente Minnelli. Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Jean Stapleton, Fred Clark. Score by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. 126 minutes.

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.

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.


The Boyfriend blu-ray
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1971 British-American musical comedy film adaptation of the musical The Boy Friend by Sandy Wilson. Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Max Adrian, Tommy Tune, Brian Murphy, Barbara Windsor, Vladek Sheybal. Directed by Ken Russell.


What Playwrights Talk About When They Talk About Writing
(Yale Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Jeffrey Sweet. Edward Albee, Lanford Wilson, Lynn Nottage, A. R. Gurney, and a host of other major creative voices of the theater discuss the art of playwriting, from inspiration to production ... Arthur Kopit, Marsha Norman, Christopher Durang, David Hare, and many others offer insights into all aspects of the creative writing process as well as their personal views on the business, politics, and fraternity of professional theater. This essential work will give playwrights and playgoers alike a deeper and more profound appreciation of the art form they love.