Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 2/24/15

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CDs Now Available:

Broadway - Lafayette (Ravel, Lasser, Gershwin)
(Sony Classical - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein celebrates the time-honored transatlantic link between France and America through three different composers Maurice Ravel, George Gershwin and Philip Lasser. "Piano Concerto in G Major: I. Allegramente," "Piano Concerto in G Major: II. Adagio assai," "Piano Concerto in G Major: III. Presto," "The Circle and the Child - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: I. Poco Allegro," "The Circle and the Child - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: II. Chorale and Child," "The Circle and the Child - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: III. Circles," "Rhapsody in Blue."

Side Show Broadway revival cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Broadway revival cast recording. Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Matthew Hydzik, Robert Joy, David St. Louis. "Come Look at the Freaks," "I'm Daisy, I'm Violet," "Like Everyone Else," "Very Well-Connected," "What Brought Him Here?," "The Devil You Know," "A Private Exclusive Show," "Typical Girls Next Door," "You Should Thank Me Every Day," "Cut Them Apart," "All in the Mind," "Come See a New Land," "Feelings You've Got To Hide," "Say Goodbye to the Sideshow," "Ready to Play," "The Interview," "Buddy Kissed Me," "Who Will Love Me As I Am?," "Stuck With You/Leave Me Alone," "Private Conversation," "One Plus One Equals Three," "You Should Be Loved," "Great Wedding Show," "I Will Never Leave You," "Finale," "Side Show" (Bonus Track, cut song).


Maxine Linehan: Beautiful Songs - Digital
(new on mp3/at iTunes)
Musical theatre actress-singer. "Walk Through The World," "Love Can't Happen," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "There Won't Be Trumpets / It's a Quiet Thing," "I Love Paris," "Hyme Á L'amour," "I Think of You," "Sway," "God Only Knows / What'll I Do?," "One," "Danny Boy," "End of the World," "Never Never Land."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand (American Masters)
(PBS - new on DVD)
Life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 October 2, 2005). Contributors include Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Phylicia Rashad, and family, friends, colleagues, and scholars. Release may be delayed. Currently available for free streaming at

The Night They Raided Minsky's (Sometimes Being a Nice Girl Is Too Much to Bare)
(Olive Films - new Blu-ray)
1968 musical comedy film. Directed by William Friedkin, written by Arnold Schulman, Sidney Michaels and Norman Lear from novel by Rowland Barber. Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom, and Bert Lahr. Songs by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams. 99 minutes.

Shakespeare Uncovered: The Stories Behind the Bard's Greatest Plays, Series 2
(PBS Direct - new DVD)
The series continues with Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman, Romeo and Juliet with Joseph Fiennes, Othello with David Harewood, A Midsummer Night's Dream with Hugh Bonneville, Antony and Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall, King Lear with Christopher Plummer - to explore and reveal the world and works of William Shakespeare and the impact they have today. To air on PBS from 1/30/15. 360 minutes.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Sound of Music FAQ: All That's Left to Know about Maria, the von Trapps, and Our Favorite Things (FAQ Series)
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Barry Monush. Comprehensive, encyclopedia-like reference focusing on the the 1965 Oscar-winning film in relation to its source, including the true von Trapp family story and the Broadway musical from which it was derived. 400 pages.

Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies: The Stage Adaptation
(Picador - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Mike Poulton's two-part stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel's acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies. Includes substantial set of notes by Hilary Mantel on each of the principal characters, offering a unique insight into the plays and an invaluable resource to any theater companies wishing to stage them. 272 pages.


Dancing on the Edge [Blu-ray]
(PBS - new Blu-ray)
2013 British television drama written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff and produced by the BBC. About a black jazz band in London in the early 1930s. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Angel Coulby, John Goodman, Anthony Head, Jacqueline Bisset. 300 minutes.

Eydie Gorme: An American Treasure
(Real Gone Music / GL Music - new 3-CD set)
Steve Lawrence has put together this set on their own GL Music label. The first disc, The Hits, presents Eydie's most famous recordings; disc two, Steve's favorites; disc three, recently discovered, completely unreleased 1960s album session. Also, personal liner notes by Lawrence. Disc 1: "What Did I Have That I Don't Have," "Everytime We Say Goodbye," "But Not for Me," "If He Walked into My Life," "How About Me," "What I Did for Love," "The Man I Love," "As Long as He Needs Me," "Send in the Clowns," "My Funny Valentine," "Blame It on the Bossa Nova," "Yes, My Darling Daughter," Disc 2: "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You," "Don't Go to Strangers," "Hello Young Lovers," "God Bless the Child," "I Remember You," "The Friendliest Thing," "Round Midnight," "Always True to You in My Fashion," "I Wish You Love," "After You've Gone," "What's Good About Goodbye," "Softly As I Leave You," Disc 3: "Some of These Days," "Lover Man," "I Got Rhythm," "With a Song in My Heart," "Hey There," "A Tisket A Tasket," "Body and Soul," "More than You Know," "Jim," "Over the Rainbow." All of GL's proceeds go to benefit The Lawrence Foundation.

John Owen-Jones: Rise
(new import CD)
Welsh musical theatre actor and singer (Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera). "Rise Like a Phoenix," "Corner of the Sky," "Kiss the Air," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "Bui Doi," "For Good," "Bread of Heaven," "How Great Thou Art," "You Are So Beautiful ," "Motherless Child," "Falling Slowly," "O Holy Night," "Anthem Fawr Y Nos ," "Adre'n Ol."

Masterpiece: Wolf Hall DVD
(PBS - new on 3 DVDs)
Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis star in the six-hour miniseries adapted from Hilary Mantel's fictionalised biography documenting the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell "Wolf Hall" and its sequel "Bring Up the Bodies." With Claire Foy, Bernard Hill, Anton Lesser, Mark Gatiss, Joanne Whalley, Katherine of Aragon, and Jonathan Pryce. To air Sundays, April 5 - May 10, 2015. 360 minutes.

Stormy Weather soundtrack
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Soundtrack for 1943 Twentieth Century Fox film musical. Lena Horne, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Cab Calloway, "Fats" Waller, Ada Brown, Dooley Wilson, The Nicholas Brothers, Babe Wallace, Mae Johnson, Katherine Dunham, and others. Includes all the songs (full length as recorded), all the incidental music (save for one seven-second bit of scoring for which an overlay couldn't be found), previously found additional material, plus four more songs that were recorded for but not used in the film. CD 1 contains the complete film soundtrack, around 78 minutes. CD 2 contains all the bonus material. The sound is excellent mono. Limited release of 1,000 copies. Order at


All That Glittered: The Golden Age of Drama on Broadway, 1919-1959 Kindle
(St. Martin's Press - Kindle Edition)
Ethan Mordden's 2007 book, previously available in Hardcover.

The Golden Apple
(P.S. Classics - new on 2 CDs)
First-ever full-length cast album featuring nearly 90 minutes of previously unrecorded material. John Latouche / Jerome Moross score (1954). Includes the 135-minute sung-through musical in its entirety. Produced by Tommy Krasker. Susanna Moross Tarjan, executive producer. Orchestra of 38 plays the original Moross / Hershy Kay orchestrations. 43-member Lyric Stage (Irving, TX) cast recorded live at the last four performances in 2014. "Overture," "Nothing Ever Happens in Angel's Roost," "Angel's Roost Has Its Situation," "Mother Hare's Seance," "My Love Is on the Way," "The Heroes Come Home," "It Was a Glad Adventure," "Come Along Boys," "It's the Going Home Together," "Mother Hare's Prophecy," "Good Is a Word That Fools Believe," "It's the Going Home Together (Continuation)," "Helen Is Always Willing," "The Arrival of Paris," "Let's Pay a Visit," "The Picnic Table," "Mother Hare's Return," "An Impartial Judge," "The Judgment of Paris," "If You Select My Angel Food," "I'll Teach You," "The Loveliest Things in Life," "It's a Fraud," "Paris Visits Helen," "Lazy Afternoon," "The Departure for Rhododendron." Featuring nearly 90 minutes of previously unrecorded music and the complete libretto. Currently available for pre-order at at the price of $15.95.

How I Did It: Establishing a Playwriting Career
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Lawrence Harbison (Samuel French, editor). From interviews with successful playwrights who have developed relationships with theaters that regularly produce their plays, have had at least one major New York production, have their plays published by a licensor, have received commissions, and have an agent. Harbison asks each of them the same question: How did you do it? Interviews with Bruce Norris, Lynn Nottage, J. T. Rogers, Stephen Belber, Adam Bock, John Cariani, Rinne Groff, Sheila Callaghan, Cori Thomas, Rajiv Joseph, Greg Kotis, Gina Gionfriddo, Itamar Moses, Eric Coble, Jessica Dickey, Lloyd Suh, Sharr White, Kirsten Greenidge, David Auburn, and Bekah Brunstetter, and an introduction by Theresa Rebeck. 256 pages.


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Fly By Night
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast; premiered in 2014 at Playwrights Horizons. Written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick, Kim Rosenstock. Allison Case, Adam Chanler-Berat, Peter Friedman, Michael McCormick, Patti Murin, Bryce Ryness, Henry Stram.