Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 3/5/19 (updated 3/8/19)

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Earlier recaps:

2019: February 26, 19, 12, 5 | January 29, 22, 15, 8

2018: December 18, 11, 4 | November 27, 20, 13, 6 | October 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | September 25, 18, 11, 4 | August 28, 21, 14, 7 | July 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | June 26, 19, 12, 5 | May 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | April 24, 17, 10, 3, March 27, 20, 13, 6 | February 27, 20, 13, 6 | January 30, 23, 16, 9, 2

2017 | 2016 | 2015

CDs Now Available:

Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical Experience
(ABKO - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Off-Broadway cast recording (Les Poisson Rouge). Off-Broadway cast included Alex Boniello, Matthew Griffin, Brian Muller, Patricia Richardson, Constantine Rousouli, Jessie Shelton, Carrie St. Louis, Lauren Zakrin, and Stefanie Brown. Includes songs by Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, *NYSYNC, and Britney Spears.


Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical
(Mars Wrigley - new free digital album)
Score by music by Drew Gasparini and Nathaniel Lawlor. Michael C. Hall and original cast recording of one-time only Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical Super Bowl commercial."This Might Have Been a Bad Idea," "Advertising Ruins Everything," "This Definitely Was a Bad Idea," "Four Minutes of Michael C. Hall Eating Skittles." At

Stacy Sullivan: Tornado Alley digital
(LML Music - new album on mp3/at iTunes)
"Who Do You Belong to?," "Since You've Asked," "Wild is the Wind," "Shelter," "Confound Me," "Stormy Weather," "Landslide / I Get Along Without You Very Well," "This Land is Your Land / I Think It's Going to Rain Today / Blowing' in the Wind," "Ice on the Hudson," "You Must Believe in Spring," "Good Things Happen Slowly," "How Little We Know," "A Team," "Here Comes the Sun." CD format expected 4/5/19.

BOOKs Now Available:

Company new libretto
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book)
Libretto for the musical by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Features the complete revised book and lyrics for the production, color production photographs from the 2018 West End revival, and an introduction by David Benedict. Currently at Amazon UK and Nick Hern Books. 112 pages.

Disney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way
(Routledge - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Amy S. Osatinski. Examines the history and production practices of Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP), the theatrical producing arm of the studio branch of the Walt Disney Corporation. Case studies of three productions (The Lion King, Tarzan, and Newsies). Topics include the history of Disney Theatrical, its impact on the revitalization of Times Square, and its ability to open up a new audience base for Broadway theatre. 220 pages. Kindle edition released 2/7/19.

The Inheritance
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book)
New play by Matthew Lopez (The Whipping Man, The Legend of Georgia McBride). Premiered at the New Vic in London in March 2018 (Transferring to the Noel Coward Theatre in September 2018). 320 pages. Had been announced for 2018.

MUSIC to be released this Friday, March 8:


Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations digital
(Ume - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope, and Ephraim Sykes with Saint Aubyn, Shawn Bowers, E. Clayton Cornelious, Taylor Symone Jackson, Jahi Kearse, Jarvis B. Manning Jr., Joshua Morgan, Rashidra Scott, Nasia Thomas, Christian Thompson, Candice Marie Woods, Esther Antoine, Marcus Paul James, Jelani Remy, and Curtis Wiley. Arrangements by Kenny Seymour. "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "Run Away Child, Running Wild," "Gloria," "In the Still of the Night / Speedo," "Shout," "I Want A Love I Can See," "My Girl," "Get Ready," "Supremes Medley: You Can't Hurry Love / Come See About Me / Baby Love," "Since I Lost My Baby," "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," "Don't Look Back / You're My Everything," "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You," "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "(I Know) I'm Losing You," "I Wish It Would Rain," "I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)," "I Can't Get Next To You," "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me," "War," "Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)," "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)," "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)," "For Once In My Life," "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" (Pt. 1), "Cloud Nine," "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" (Pt. 2), "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted," "I Can't Get Next To You" (Finale). Single track "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" is available for streaming and immediate download with album pre-order. CD format expected 4/19/19.


The Art and Making of Aladdin
(Insight Editions - new hardcover book)
By Emily Zemler. Behind-the-scenes look into the 2019 live-action adaptation of the Disney classic musical film Aladdin: never-before-seen concept art, unit photography, and other gorgeous visual details. Exclusive interviews with director Guy Ritchie, star Will Smith, and other key cast and crew members.

The Flower Whisperer
(powerHouse Books - Hardcover Book)
By Joel Grey. Introduction by Jennifer Grey. A "... personal testament to the sensual and mysterious sexual universe of flowers." 120 pages.

Notes on the Writing of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Robert L. Freedman. Takes you through the process of writing a new musical, including story structure, song placement, dialogue, character development, and more that led to the creation of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.