Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 2/7/17, updated 2/10/17

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Earlier recaps:

2017: January 31, 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


BOOKs Now Available:

Broadway Actors in Films, 1894-2015
(Mcfarland & Co. - Paperback Book)
by Roy Liebman. 277 pages.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Broadway Tie-In
(Puffin Books - Paperback Book)
By Roald Dahl. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Classic book with a new cover. Age range: 8-12 years. 192 pages.

Jitney: A Play - Broadway Tie-In Edition
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by August Wilson currently in Broadway premiere. 96 pages.

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. [Appears to be available ahead of release date.]

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Freaky Friday studio cast recording digital
(Disney - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Tom Kitt (music) and Brian Yorkey (lyrics). Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton, Jason Gotay, Storm Lever, Ann Harada, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Preston Sadleir, Alan H. Green, Bobby Smith, Jason SweetTooth Williams, Sherri L. Edelen. "Prologue," "Just One Day," "The Hourglass," "I Got This," "What You Got," "Oh, Biology," "Vows," "Busted," "Somebody Has Got to Take the Blame," "Watch Your Back," "Parents Lie," "Just One Day (Reprise)," "Not Myself Today," "Women and Sandwiches," "Bring My Baby (Brother) Home," "Go," "After All of This and Everything," "No More Fear," "The Other Hourglass," "Today and Ev'ry Day." Music supervision by Bryan Perri, orchestrations by Tom Kitt and Michael Starobin, vocal arrangements by Tom Kitt and Carmel Dean, and dance and incidental arrangements by Tom Kitt. CD to be released March 10.

Ruthless! The Stage Mother of All Musicals
(Rhino Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Book and lyrics by Joel Paley, music by Marvin Laird. Original 2015 Off-Broadway cast. Peter Land, Kim Maresca, Tori Murray, Rita McKenzie, Andrea McCullough, and Tracy Jai Edwards. "Overture / Prologue," "Tina's Mother," "Born to Entertain," "Talent," "The Audition / to Play This Part," "Teaching Third Grade," What Is an Understudy" (Dialog), "Where Tina Gets It From," Talent Often Skips a Generation" (Dialog), "That Name," "Pippi in Tahiti," News Bulletin" (Dialog), "Teaching Third Grade (Reprise), "Judy Finds the Pippi Wig," "Talent (Reprise), "I Hate Musicals," "I Hate Musicals (Reprise), ""God Help Me, I'm Talented" (Dialog), "Angel Mom," "Montage (Dialog), "Penthouse Apartment," "It Will Never Be That Way Again," "I Want the Girl," "The Life and Times Of Ruth Delmarco," "Parents and Children," "The Critics Tried to Kill Me, But I'm Still Here (Dialog), "Ruthless!," "Talent (Reprise 2), "I'll Be an Unkie's Muncle" (Bernadette Peters), "Kisses and Hugs," "There's More to Life." Produced by Robert Sher. Music supervision by Marvin Laird and music direction by Ricky Romano. Released 12/23/16. CD version expected in the future.

VINYL and other format MUSIC Now Available:

The Hamilton Mixtape (Explicit)(Cassette)
(Atlantic - cassette tape)
"No John Trumbull (Intro)," "My Shot (with Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix]," "Take A Break (Interlude)," "Say Yes To This," "Congratulations," "Satisfied (with Miguel & Queen Latifah)," "Stay Alive (Interlude)," "Cabinet Battle 3 (Demo)," "It's Quiet Uptown," "History Has Its Eyes On You," "Who Tells Your Story (with Common & Ingrid Michaelson)," "Dear Theodosia (Reprise)."

The Hamilton Mixtape vinyl w/digital download
(Atlantic - new double vinyl album + digital)
Side 1: "No John Trumbull" (Intro), "My Shot" (with Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix], "Wrote My Way Out," "Wait For It," "An Open Letter" (with Shockwave) [Interlude], "Satisfied" (with Miguel & Queen Latifah); Side 2: "Dear Theodosia" (with Ben Folds), "Valley Forge" (Demo), "It's Quiet Uptown," "That Would Be Enough," "Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)"; Side 3: "You'll Be Back," "Helpless" (with Ja Rule), "Take A Break (Interlude), "Say Yes To This," "Congratulations," "Burn"; Side 4: "Stay Alive (Interlude), "Cabinet Battle 3" (Demo), "Washingtons By Your Side," "History Has Its Eyes On You," "Who Tells Your Story" (with Common & Ingrid Michaelson), "Dear Theodosia (Reprise)." Digital download included.


Added to March 3:

Karen Mason: It's About Time
(Zevely Records - new on CD)
"It's About Time" (Paul Rolnick and Shelly Markham), "Finding Wonderland," "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?," "Just in Time," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Somewhere / the Impossible Dream," "The Man That Got Away," "A House is Not a Home," "Once Upon a Dream Come True," "Over the Rainbow." Bonus Tracks: "Fifty Percent," "Our Love Is Here to Stay." Liner notes by David Kenney.

Added, no official release date:

Come from Away
(new on CD)
OBC recording. Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, Sharon Wheatley.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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