Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 3/10/20 (updated 3/13/20)

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Earlier recaps:

2020: March 3 | February 25, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7

2019: December 24, 17, 10, 3 | November 26, 19, 5 | October 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | September 24, 17, 10, 3, August 27, 20, 13, 6 | July 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | June 25, 18, 11, 4 | May 28, 21, 14, 7 | April 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | March 26, 19, 12 | 5 | February 26, 19, 12, 5 | January 29, 22, 15, 8

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

CDs Now Available:

Emojiland The Musical
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Off-Broadway show score written by Keith Harrison and Laura Schein. Original cast includes Lesli Margherita, Josh Lamon, Lucas Steele, Ann Harada, George Abud, Laura Schein, Felicia Boswell, Natalie Weiss, Max Crumm, Jacob Dickey, Dwelvan David, Heather Makalani, Tanisha Moore, Jordan Fife Hunt. "Overture," "It's Just So Great to Be Alive," "Sad on the Inside," "Princess Is a Bitch," "The Progress Bar," "Zeros & Ones," "Cross My Bones," "New Crown in Town," "Work Together," "Stand for," "Thank Me Now," "Entr'acte," "Firewall Ball," "Pile of Poo," "Virus," "A Thousand More Words," "Anyway," "Start Again," "It's Just So Great to Be Alive (Reprise)." Also at Released on mp3 and at iTunes 2/28/20.

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Brian De Lorenzo: I Know More Now
(Cabaret Classics - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Album by cabaret singer/actor Brian De Lorenzo. "I'd Rather Be Sailing," "Every Morning (Mary)," "I Got a Dream to Sleep On," "I Could Not Ask for More," "Waving Through a Window," "Flight," "Second Hand White Baby Grand," "Entering Marion," "No More," "April in Fairbanks," "When October Goes," "Trick of Fate," "Some Enchanted Evening," "I Said No," "I Finally Let Go," "Listen to My Heart." Released 2/21/20.

Ranked: A Musical Concept Album
(new digital album at iTunes)
Score by David Taylor Gomes. The show (tag line: "Pain is Temporary Grades Last Forever") is receiving a workshop production in New York this month. Released 2/28/20. Also available on Spotify.

Books Now Available:

Judgment Day
(Methuen Drama - Kindle Edition)
Christopher Shinn's adaptation of the classic play by Ödön von Horváth. Premiered at the Park Avenue Armory in New York in December 2019. 64 pages. Paperback version released 12/26/19.

Kurt Weill: An European in Broadway
(Da Vinci Classics - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Kurt Weill songs featuring piano music by Philipp Jarnach. Hamsa Irene Rinaldi, soprano. Michelangelo Carbonara, piano. "Youkali," "I'm a stranger Here Myself," "Wie Lange Noch?," "Who'll buy," "Nanna's Lied," "Berlin im Licht," "Das Amrumer Tagebuch, Op. 30: No. 1, Hymnus," "Das Amrumer Tagebuch, Op. 30: No. 2, Elegie," "Das Amrumer Tagebuch, Op. 30: No. 3, Sturmreigen," "Buddy on the Nightshift," "Klops Lied," "My Ship," "Die Muschel von Margate," "Schickelgruber," "Alabama Song."

Staging Sex: Best Practices, Tools, and Techniques for Theatrical Intimacy
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By intimacy choreographer and movement specialist Chelsea Pace. Takes theatre practitioners step-by-step through the best practices, tools, and techniques for crafting effective theatrical intimacy.


Enchantée: Marie Oppert
(Warner Classics - new digital album)
Marie Oppert (Marigny theatre Peau d'Âne; Châtelet Theatre Umbrellas of Cherbourg) debut solo album. "Journey to the Past," "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Impossible - It's Possible," "Children Will Listen," "Y'a d'la joie," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "I Will Wait for You," "Anything Can Happen," "Pure Imagination," "Green Finch, Linnet Bird," "Les enfants qui s'aiment," "The Light in the Piazza," "Over the Rainbow," "The Moon and I," "Electricity," "I Got Rhythm." Lille Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Skilbeck, with guests Natalie Dessay and more. Includes digital booklet. CD format available on Amazon France and others.

Linda Lavin: Love Notes
(Club 44 Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Linda Lavin with Billy Stritch. "I've Got My Eyes on You," "Not a Care in the World," "I Wish I Were in Love Again," "I Can't Tell You Why," "Chega de Saudade," "Stars Would Fall," "Just Squeeze Me," "Black Cow," "Ace in the Hole / Rap Tap on Wood," "It Don't Mean a Thing," "You Must Believe in Spring," "How High the Moon." Customers who pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a download of the first single, "Stars Would Fall" (Joel Lindsey and Wayne Haun). Liner notes by Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso.

Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Fever Dream
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Adapted and expanded from a 2018 concert conceived and created by Joshua Hinck and Scott Wasserman. Combines over 40 Stephen Sondheim songs. 13-piece orchestra. Liner notes by David Levy. Alison Luff, Blaine Krauss, Aneesa Folds, Charity Angél Dawson, Vishal Vaidya, Brittnie Price, Juwan Crawley, Deonté L. Warren, Joshua Hinck, Aili Venho, and Onyie Nwachukwu and Chip Zien. "Opening (Doors)," "There Are Giants Somewhere," "Hello Pretty Lady / Lovely Moments By the Sea," "Unworthy of Your Love," "Our Time," "No One Is Alone," "The Miller's Son," "Artists Are Bizarre," "Color and Light," "It's Hot Up Here in This City on Fire," "Losing My Mind," "Megamix: Take Me to the World." Also at Released digitally on 3/20/20. [Amazon link should be working soon.]


Flop Musicals of the Twenty-First Century: How They Happened, When They Happened (And What We've Learned)
(Routledge - new paperback book)
By Stephen Purdy. A historical narrative of a group of musicals that cost millions, were created by world-renowned writers and directors, and that had spectacular potential... but bombed anyway. 118 pages.

The Lehman Trilogy: A Novel
(HarperVia - new hardcover book/Kindle Edition/audiobook on CD/Audible Audiobook)

The novel, in verse, that inspired the West End/Broadway play by Stefano Massini. Spanning three generations and 150 years, a moving epic that tells the story of modern capitalism through the saga of the Lehman brothers and their descendants. A story of immigration, ambition, and success. 720 pages.

Simply: A Lifetime of Lyrics
(Kritzerland - new book)
Lyrics by Bruce Kimmel from his shows, films, TV shows, and standalone songs. Expected to ship by third week in April At


Track list added:

Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Directed and conceived by Gerard Alessandrini. 2019 York Theatre cast: Benjamin Eakeley, Jovan E'Sean, Alex Getlin, Justin Keyes, and Mamie Parris. "Anything Can Happen in the Theater," "Shimmy Like They Do in Paree / I Want to Go to Hollywood," "Love Can't Happen," "Danglin'," "I Had a Dream About You," "Salt 'n Pepper," "New Words," "Call from the Vatican," "I Don't Want To Rock And Roll," "Halloween," "Guido's Song," "Cinema Italiano," "Mississippi Moon," "The Mardi Gras Ball," "You're There Too," "No Women in the Bible," "Only with You," "Strange," "Unusual Way," "Feet," "Home." Album produced by Bart Migal with musical direction by Greg Jarrett. Orchestrations for the album by Doug Besterman for an eight-piece band. Recorded December 23, 2019.

Added, no release date:

Prince of Egypt OLC
(new album)
Stephen Schwartz score for current West End musical. 43-member cast includes Luke Brady, Liam Tamne, Christine Allado, Alexia Khadime, Joe Dixon, Debbie Kurup, and Gary Wilmot. The score includes 10 new songs and five from the DreamWorks animated film.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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