Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 3/7/17 (updated 3/10/17)

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Earlier recaps:

2017: February 28, 21, 14, 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:

Beauty and the Beast (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition)
(Walt Disney Records - new 2-CD set/mp3/at iTunes)
From 2017 live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Hattie Morahan, Nathan Mack, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson. Disc: 1," "Overture," "Main Title: Prologue Pt1," "Aria" (Audra McDonald), "Main Title: Prologue Pt2," "Belle" (Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Ensemble), "How Does A Moment Last Forever" (Music Box)" (Kevin Kline), "Belle" (Reprise)" (Emma Watson), "Gaston" (Josh Gad, Luke Evans, Ensemble), "Be Our Guest" (Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Gugu Mbatha-Raw), "Days In The Sun" (Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Adam Mitchell, Stanley Tucci, Clive Rowe), "Something There" (Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Dan Stevens, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nathan Mack), "How Does A Moment Last Forever" (Montmartre)" (Emma Watson), "Beauty and the Beast" (Emma Thompson), "Evermore" (Dan Stevens), "The Mob Song" (Emma Thompson, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Luke Evans, Ensemble, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Mack), "Beauty and the Beast" (Finale)" (Audra McDonald, Ensemble, Emma Thompson), "How Does A Moment Last Forever" (Celine Dion), "Beauty and the Beast" (John Legend, Ariana Grande), "Evermore" (Josh Groban), "Aria" (Demo), "How Does A Moment Last Forever" (Music Box)" (Demo), "Days In The Sun" (Demo), "How Does A Moment Last Forever" (Montmartre)" (Demo), "Evermore" (Demo). Disc 2: "Main Title: Prologue," "Belle Meets Gaston," "Your Mother," "The Laverie," "Wolf Chase," "Entering the Castle," "A White Rose," "The Beast," "Meet the Staff," "Home" (From Beauty and the Beast/Extended Mix/Score), "Madame De Garderobe," "There's a Beast," "A Petal Drops," "A Bracing Cup of Tea," "The West Wing," "Wolves Attack Belle," "The Library," "Colonnade Chat," "The Plague," "Maurice Accuses Gaston."

(Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs)
Actor/singer Tyce (Tyce Green) performs the songs of Jim Steinman. Disc One: "Holding Out for a Hero," "Heaven Can Wait," "I'll Kill You If You Don't Come Back," "Left in the Dark," "Total Eclipse of the Heart," "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," "I'm Gonna Love Her for Both of Us," "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are," "Braver Than We Are. Disc: 2: Acoustic versions of "Holding Out for a Hero," "Everything Is Permitted," "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," "I'm Gonna Love Her for Both of Us," "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," "More Than You Deserve," "For Crying Out Loud." Arrangements by producer Zak Lloyd. Also at

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Come from Away OBC digital
(The Musical Company - new on mp3/at iTunes)
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. "Welcome to the Rock," "38 Planes," "Blankets and Bedding," "28 Hours/Wherever We Are," "Darkness and Trees," "On The Bus," "Darkness and Trees (Reprise)," "Lead Us Out Of the Night," "Phoning Home," "Costume Party," "I Am Here," "Prayer," "On The Edge," "In The Bar/Heave Away," "Screech In," "Me and the Sky," "The Dover Fault," "Stop the World," "38 Planes (Reprise)/Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere," "Something's Missing," "Years Later," "Finale," Bonus: "Screech Out." Co-produced by David Lai. Recorded week of February 10. CD version to be released March 24.

LaChanze: Feelin' Good
(new EP on mp3/at iTunes)
Highlights featured in LaChanze's Highline Ballroom concert, February 27, 2017, in anticipation of an upcoming national tour. "Feeling Good," "If You Really Want," "Free." Released 2/24/17.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Finian's Rainbow Blu-ray
(Warner Archive - new on Blu-ray)
1968 film adaptation of musical (book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy; music by Burton Lane, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg). Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Don Francks, Keenan Wynn, Barbara Hancock, Al Freeman Jr., Ronald Colby, Dolph Sweet, Wright King, Louis Silas. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. 145 minutes.

BOOKs Now Available:

Gently Down The Stream
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Martin Sherman. To be produced at the Public Theater starting March 13, 2017.

Liaisons - Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano (songbook)
(Rilting Music, Inc. - Paperback Book)
Piano/vocal/guitar Composer Collection songbook. Conceived by concert pianist Anthony de Mare, the concert and recording project Liaisons is based on the songs of composer Stephen Sondheim. 37 contemporary composers chose a song by Sondheim and re-imagined it as a solo piano piece. Song list at Previously released in a CD set. 344 pages.

Mr. Burns and Other Plays
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Anne Washburn plays Mr. Burns, The Small, I Have Loved Strangers Orestes. 304 pages.

Murder, Stage Left (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries)
(Mysterious Press - Paperback Book)
By Robert Goldsborough. Theatre-set murder mystery. 250 pages.

Suite from The Enclave: for 2 Pianos, 4 Hands and Percussion
(Rilting Music - Paperback Book)
By Stephen Sondheim. 48 pages. Released 1/1/17.

Suite from Invitation to a March: for Flute (dbl. Piccolo), Clarinet in B-flat, Horn in F, Trumpet in B-flat, Harp (or Piano)
(Rilting Music - Paperback Book)
By Stephen Sondheim. Previously unpublished incidental music composed for the Arthur Laurents comedy "Invitation to a March," which opened on Broadway on Oct. 29, 1960. This suite was recorded on the CD "Unsung Sondheim" (Varese Sarabande). First edition based on the composer's autograph manuscripts. 40 pages. Released 12/1/16.


Betty Buckley: Story Songs
(Palmetto Records - new on 2 CDs)
Recorded live at Joe's Pub. Accompanied by pianist/musical director/arranger Christian Jacob, guitarist Oz Noy, drummer Ray Brinker, and bass player Trey Henry. Includes songs by Radiohead, Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, Joe Iconis and Ben Toth. Disc One: "You've Got To Be Taught," "Cassandra," "High and Dry," "Chanson," "All Things in Time," "Old Flame," "Another Life," "Prayer in Open D," "September Song," "Don't Give Up," "Throw It Away." Disc 2: "How Long Has This Been Going," "Practical Arrangement," "Stephen Bruton Story," "Too Many Memories," "Bird On a Wire," "Howard DaSilva Story," "Both Sides Now," "Elaine Stritch Story," "I'm Still Here." Accompanied by Christian Jacob.

Company 1970 OBC vinyl
(Analog Spark - new LP)
Score by Stephen Sondheim. Barbara Barrie, Charles Braswell, Susan Browning, George Coe, Cathy Corkill, John Cunningham, Steve Elmore, Carol Gelfand, Beth Howland, Dean Jones, Charles Kimbrough, Merle Louise, Donna McKechnie, Pamela Myers, Teri Ralston, Marilyn Saunders, Elaine Stritch, Dona D. Vaughn. First vinyl reissue, cut from the original stereo master tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound and pressed and plated at RTI. 180-gram vinyl housed in a Stoughton old style "tip-on" jacket. Side A: "Company," "The Little Things You Do Together," "Sorry-Grateful," "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," "Have I Got a Girl For You," "Someone Is Waiting," "Another Hundred People," "Getting Married Today," "Dainty June and Her Farmboys." Side B: "Side by Side by Side / What Would We Do Without You?," "Poor Baby," "Tick-Tock," "Barcelona," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Being Alive," "Finale." Originally recorded at Recorded at the legendary Columbia 30th Street Studios.

Deborah Cox: I Will Always Love You
(Broadway Records - new on CD/ digital)
The Bodyguard U.S. tour star sings from that show: "I'm Every Woman," "I Have Nothing," "All the Man I Need," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," "Run to You," "The Greatest Love of All," "Jesus Loves Me," "I Will Always Love You." Also pre-ordering at

Doreen Montalvo: American Soul/Latin Heart
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
On Your Feet star. "What A Wonderful World," "Ángel de mi Alma," "Show Me the Way," "Fever," "Piece of My Heart," "Te Soñé," "Bésame Much," "What the Morning Brings," "Total Eclipse of the Heart/Eclipse Total del Amor," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me." Also pre-ordering at

Dreamgirls OLC
(Sony Music Classical U.K. - new on 2 CDs, UK release)
West End cast recording of Henry Krieger / Tom Eyen score, recorded live at at London's Savoy Theatre. Cast includes Amber Riley, Liisi LaFontaine, Ibinabo Jack, Joe Aaron Reid, Adam J. Bernard, Tyrone Huntley, Nicholas Bailey, and Lily Frazer. Mixed by Andy Bradfield. [Status of U.S. release unknown.]

Gypsy 1959 OBC vinyl
(Analog Spark - new LP)
Score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim. Cast includes Ethel Merman, Jack Klugman, Sandra Church, Lane Bradbury, Faith Dane, Chotzi Foley, Erving Harmon, Maria Karnilova, Loney Lewis, Mort Marshall, Paul Wallace. First vinyl reissue, cut from the original stereo master tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound and pressed and plated at RTI. 180-gram vinyl housed in a Stoughton old style "tip-on" jacket. Side A: "Overture," "Let Me Entertain You," "Some People," "Small World," "Baby June and Her Newsboys," "MrGoldstone, I Love You," "Little Lamb," "You'll Never Get Away From Me," "Dainty June and Her Farmboys." Side B: "If Momma Was Married," "All I Need Is The Girl," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Together Wherever We Go," "You Gotta Have a Gimmick," "Let Me Entertain You," "Rose's Turn."

The Lunatic, the Lover & the Poet
(L.A. Theatre Works - Audiobook on CD)
Brian Bedford's one-man show. A CBC Broadcast Centre solo performance featuring Brian Bedford. Recorded in front of a live audience at the Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto in March of 1995.

South Pacific 1949 OBC vinyl
(Analog Spark - new LP)
Score by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Originally produced by Goddard Lieberson and recorded at the historic Columbia 30th Street studios. Cast includes Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, Juanita Hall, Myron McCormick, Betta St. John, William Tabbert. Side A: "Overture," "Dites-moi," "A Cockeyed Optimist," "Twin Soliloquies," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Bloody Mary," "There Is Nothin' Like a Dame," "Bali Ha'i." Side B: "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," "A Wonderful Guy," "Younger Than Springtime," "Happy Talk," "Honey Bun," "You've Got to be Carefully Taught," "This Nearly Was Mine," "Finale: Dites-moi." First vinyl reissue, cut from the original mono tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound, pressed and plated at RTI on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a Stoughton old style "tip-on" jacket.


The Book of Broadway: The Definitive Plays and Musicals
(Voyageur Press - Hardcover Book)
Update of Eric Grode's 2015 book. 150 profiles of the best, most influential, and most important Broadway musicals and plays ever produced ... everything from the The Black Crook to Hamilton. New edition with numerous updates and corrections. 328 pages.

Coloring Shakespeare: Over 30 Stunning Illustrations from Shakespeare's Most Famous Sonnets and Speeches
(St. Martin's Griffin - Paperback Book)
Illustrated by Judy Stevens. Introduction by Simon Callow. 28 well-known excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and As You like It as well as Sonnets 18 and 23, among others. 64 pages.

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Paula Vogel play, on Broadway in 2017. 112 pages.

Sondheim and Lapine's Into the Woods (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Olaf Jubin. Detailed reading of the show itself ... discussing key productions in New York and London, and screen adaptation. A combination of critical interpretation with performance and film analysis, as well as an overview of popular and critical reception. Part of Routledge's Fourth Wall series: short, accessible accounts of some of modern theatre's best loved works. 128 pages.


Added, no release date:

A Bronx Tale OBC digital
(Decca Broadway - new on CD)
Score by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose, Lucia Giannetta, Bradley Gibson, Hudson Loverro. "Belmont Avenue," "Look to Your Heart," "Roll 'Em," "I Like It," "Giving Back the Money," "I Like It (Reprise)," "Ain't It the Truth," "Out of Your Head," "Nicky Machiavelli," "These Streets," "Webster Avenue," "Out of Your Head (Reprise)," "One of the Great Ones," "Ain't It the Truth (Reprise)," "Look to Your Heart (Reprise)," "One of the Great Ones (Reprise)," "Hurt Someone," "In a World Like This," "The Choices We Make." Recorded January 9, 2017. CD version in theater April 14, 2017, in stores in May. Streaming beginning June 23.

Groundhog Day OBC
(Masterworks Broadway/Broadway Records - new on CD)
Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. Cast includes Andy Karl and Barrett Doss. Recorded March 4. Spring 2017 release.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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