Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 2/14/17

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Earlier recaps:

2017: February 7 | 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


CDs Now Available:

Corey Brunish: Throwback Thursday
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Actor/singer/Broadway producer Corey Brunish. "Imagine," "Just in Time," "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)," "Lady Madonna," "Someone to Watch over Me," "Bye Bye Love," "Let It Be," "Norwegian Wood," "Rush and Rhythm," "Make You Feel My Love," "Wonderful World," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," "Somewhere out There," "Some Other Time," "Hallelujah." Released 2/9/17.

Kay Cole: Souvenir
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Debut solo album for Kay Cole (A Chorus Line. "In My Life," "Out Here On My Own," "One Boy/You Are for Loving," "Simply," "I Think I Like You/My First Love Song," "Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man of Mine," "Moonfall," "My Fantasy," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Why Can’t I Forget?," "You’ll See," "That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard it Should Be," "What Did I Have That I Don’t Have?," "Souvenir/What I Did for Love." Produced by Bruce Kimmel. Music direction by John Boswell. At

Larry Elgart and His Orchestra: New Sounds at the Roosevelt / Music from the Broadway Hit Production Saratoga
(Fresh Sound Records - new on CD)
1959 album (14 tracks) from saxophonist Larry Elgart and his band at the Roosevelt Hotel (Al Cohn, Wayne Andre, John Murtaugh and Roger Middleton), plus Elgart's 12-track adaptation of the Broadway show Saratoga (score by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer) to his crisp, definite style. He chose the tunes he felt were best for the band, and assigned the arrangements to John Murtaugh and Ernie Wilkins, all brightened by some brief but strong, swinging solos. Digitally remastered."Let My People Swing," "Yearning (Just For You)," "You Should Have Told Me," "I Cried For You," "Honeysuckle Rose," "If Love Is Good To Me," "Mountain Greenery," "Cool-Aid," "Sleepy Time Gal," "Lagonda," "April," "Wabash Blues," "Blue Thursday," "Walkin'," "A Game of Poker / Love Held Lightly," "One Step—Two Step," "The Man in My Life," "The Cure," "Goose Never Be a Peacock," "Saratoga," "Have You Heard," "The Parks of Paris," "A Game of Poker," "You for Me," "Love Held Lightly," "Petticoat High." Released 2/10/17.

Philip Glass: Music for The Crucible
(Orange Mountain - new on CD/at iTunes)
Original music by Philip Glass from the 2016 Ivo Van Hove directed The Crucible on Broadway. 20 tracks. Released 1/20/17.

Vivian Reed: Standards and More
(new on CD/mp3)
"Just One of Those Things / Almost Like Being in Love / I'm Gonna Live 'Til I Die," "I Love Being Here with You / I Been There," "My Funny Valentine / In a Sentimental Mood," "You Can Have My Husband," "Bluer Than You," "Losing My Mind," "Mon Dieu," "A Train / Sweet Georgia Brown," "More," "Believe in Yourself." Released 2/2/17. CD format available at

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Judy Collins: Love Letter to Sondheim DVD
(Cleopatra - new on DVD)
Filmed in May 2016 at The Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver, CO. Collins takes the audience through Stephen Sondheim's treasure-trove of music, interweaving stories of Broadway with her personal anecdotes. Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. With the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Glen Cortese. 90 minutes.

MUSIC to be released this Friday



Come from Away OBC
(Concord Records - new on CD)
Score by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. 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. Recorded week of February 10.

Judy Collins: A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim CD
(Wildflower - new on CD/mp3)
"No One Is Alone," "Finishing the Hat," "Not While I'm Around," "Take Me to the World," "Liaisons," "Move On," "Not a Day Goes By," "Send in the Clowns," "I'm Still Here," "Anyone Can Whistle."

Leonard Bernstein - The Composer Box set
(Sony Classical - 25 CDs)
Special edition dedicated to the works of Leonard Bernstein, in preparation of his 100th anniversary August 2018. Includes remastered original Bernstein Conducts Bernstein recordings for Columbia Masterworks of all his symphonies and ballets, plus the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, On the Waterfront Suite, Mass, Chichester Psalms, Serenade, On the Town, Trouble in Tahiti, Prelude, Fugue and Riffs and the song cycles La Bonne Cuisine and I Hate Music. Also, songs, and chamber and piano works, including recordings by such artists as soprano Harolyn Blackwell, mezzos Marilyn Horne and Frederica von Stade, violinist Joshua Bell, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, clarinetist Sabine Meyer and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Also included is Leonard Slatkin's 1992 St. Louis recording of Bernstein s cycle Songfest for six singers and orchestra. Candide, both by the original Broadway cast recording from 1956 and by the revised 1973 Chelsea version conducted by John Mauceri; Wonderful Town from the 1958 television cast recording (starring Rosalind Russell from the 1953 Broadway premiere). Peter Pan in its original Broadway cast recording from 1950 starring Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff, also re-mastered in this special edition. West Side Story, the original Broadway cast album from 1957, and the 1961 movie soundtrack recording. The Bernstein Songbook (Disc 19) with songs from his theater works rounds up the collection of musicals. Bernstein in Jazz features jazz arrangements based on Bernstein's compositions by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, the Aaron Bell Trio, trombonist J.J. Johnson, the Marsalis family, saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, pianist Martial Solal, clarinetist Richard Stoltzman (with Woody Herman s Thundering Herd), André Previn on piano (with drummer Shelly Manne and bassist Red Mitchell), vibraphonist Gary Burton, and pianist Eldar Djangirov. Packaged in LP-sized special edition with book. Complete track lists available at

Songs From Kermit Goell's Pocahontas
(Stage Door Records - new import 2-CD set)
London cast of score by Kermit Goell. From recent discovery by Kermit Goell's son Jonathan of reel-to-reel demo tapes featuring recordings of the score. Recorded in 1962 and performed by a company of Broadway singers under the musical direction of Jay Blackton. Set includes digitally remastered demonstration recordings plus a selection of piano instrumentals from Goell's score, concluding with an in-depth audio interview with Anita Gillette, recorded in 2016 especially for this album. Also, 8-page booklet. The show played London's Lyric Theatre from November 14th, 1963, for 12 performances, starring Anita Gillette and Terence Cooper.


Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Paula Vogel. Played the Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia in 2015.

Evening at the Talk House
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
TCG edition of Wallace Shawn play, presented Off-Broadway by The New Group.

Sam Shepard: A Life
(Counterpoint - Hardcover/Kindle Edition)
Biography of the life and work of playwright/actor Sam Shepard by John J. Winters. 480 pages.


Added, no release date:

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 OBC
(new on CD)
Score by Dave Malloy. Cast includes Josh Groban, Denée Benton, and Lucas Steele. Release date and label unknown.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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