Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 3/21/17 (updated 3/24/17)

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Earlier recaps:

2017: March 14, 7 | 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:

Burke Beautiful: The Songs of Johnny Burke
(Harbinger Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Musical theatre singer/actress Sharon Paige with Keith Ingham. "Aren't You Glad You're You?" (Bells of St. Mary's), "Sleighride in July" (Belle of the Yukon), "You Don't Have to Know the Language" (Road to Rio), "But Beautiful" (Road to Rio), "My Heart Is a Hobo," "Humpty Dumpty Heart," "It Could Happen to You" (And the Angels Sing), "Swinging on a Star" (Going my Way), "A Hundred Dreams from Now," "Get Rid of Monday," "Suddenly It's Spring," "One, Two, Button Your Shoe" (Pennies from Heaven), "What's New," "Like Someone in Love" (Belle of the Yukon), "Do You Know Why?," "He Makes Me Feel I'm Lovely" (Donnybrook!). Released 2/3/17.

Come from Away OBC
(The Musical Company - 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. "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. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes

Doreen Montalvo: American Soul/Latin Heart
(Broadway Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
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 at

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.

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

A Bronx Tale OBC digital
(Decca Broadway - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
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 May 12.

Jenn Gambatese: Cockeyed Optimist
(JAY Records - digital album at iTunes)
Solo album by actress/singer Jenn Gambatese (Tarzan). "It's a Grand Night for Singing," "Do-Re-Mi," "The Sound of Music," "Mr. Snow," "Some Enchanted Evening" (with Matt Bogart), "Everybody's Got a Home But Me," "Hello Young Lovers," "A Cockeyed Optimist," "Love Look Away," "Ten Minutes Ago," "It Might As Well Be Spring," "No Other Love" (with Jeff Kready), "I Cain't Say No," "My Favorite Things" (with Mary Testa), "Something Wonderful," "A Wonderful Guy," "Something Good" (with Gavin Creel), "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Out of My Dreams" (with Jerome Korman). Released 2/9/17. Released in CD format in the U.K.

Levi Kreis: Broadway at the Keys
(Vision 9 Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Broadway singer/actor (Million Dollar Quartet) album. "Lost in the Wilderness," "Friend Like Me," "Living in the Shadows," "Not While I'm Around," "Corner of the Sky," "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," "Kansas City," "One Song Glory," "In My Own Lifetime," "Anytime (I Am There)," "Neverland," "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On."

"When You Are A Person"
(new digital single)
Song from original Off-Broadway cast recording of Ken Urban score. James Kautz, Rachel Franco, Sean Patrick Monahan, Elizabeth Lail and Spencer Davis Milford. Play produced at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in February 2017. Released 3/14/17. Streaming at SoundCloud or download at

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Vitaphone Varieties Volume Three (1928-1929)
(Warner Archive - new on DVD)
Collection of 16 vintage vaudeville and other sound shorts. 132 minutes.

BOOKs Now Available:

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

Up in the Cheap Seats
(Griffith Moon - new hardcover book)
Memoir by Ron Fassler. Features memories and insights from Jane Alexander, Sheldon Harnick, James Earl Jones, Stacy Keach, Nathan Lane, Hal Linden, John Lithgow, Bette Midler, Austin Pendleton, Harold Prince, Doris Roberts, Stephen Sondheim, and Mike Nichols among many others. 260 pages. 8 illustrations & photographs. Currently available at and Drama Book Shop.

A Whole New World: The Road to Broadway and Beyond
(Disney Editions - Hardcover Book)
By Michael Lassell. Backstage and behind the scenes look at the creative process for the musical Aladdin. 192 pages.


Anastasia OBC
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Cast recording of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens score. Cast includes Christy Altomare, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Derek Klena, Caroline O'Connor, Mary Beth Peil, Lauren Blackman, Kyle Brown. Also at

Dreamgirls OLC
(Sony Classical - new on 2 CDs)
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. Released in U.K. two weeks earlier.

Groundhog Day OBC
(Masterworks Broadway/Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3)
Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. Cast includes Andy Karl and Barrett Doss. "Overture," "There Will Be Sun," "Day One," "Day Two," "Day Three," "Stuck," "Nobody Cares," "Philandering," "One Day," "Entre acte," "Playing Nancy," "Hope," "Everything About You," "If I Had My Time Again," "Everything About You (reprise)," "Philosopher," "Night Will Come," "Philanthropy," "Seeing You." Recorded March 4.

Lea Michele: Places
(Columbia - new on CD/new on mp3/at iTunes)
"Love is Alive," "Heavy Love," "Proud," "Believer," "Run to You," "Heavenly," "Anything's Possible," "Getaway Car," "Sentimental Memories," "Tornado," "Hey You."

Richard Kiley: Rodgers and Hammerstein Songbook
(Stagedoor Records - new import CD)
1960 RCA Camden double LP debut on CD. Digitally remastered from stereo reel to reel tape. "Younger than Springtime," "It's a Grand Night for Singing," "Hello, Young Lovers," "Kansas City," "Out of My Dreams," "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful," "Love, Look Away," "Oh, What a Beatiful Mornin'," "Getting to Know You," "Some Enchanted Evening," "It Might as Well Be Spring," "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," "This Nearly Was Mine," "No Other Love," "A Fellow Needs a Girl," "People Will Say We're in Love," "So Far," "Everybody's Got a Home But Me," "Oklahoma!," "Marriage Type Love," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top," "We Kiss in a Shadow." Part of Stage Door's Collector's Series, presented in the retro style of a miniature long-playing record and limited to 500 units. Also available directly from the U.K..


The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Three-part play cycle by Richard Nelson: Hungry, What Did You Expect?, and Women of a Certain Age. 320 pages.

Gloria (TCG Edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon). 96 pages.


Added, no release date:

Hello, Dolly!
(Masterworks - new on CD)
New Broadway revival cast recording of Jerry Herman score. Bette Midler, David Hyde Pierce, Gavin Creel, Kate Baldwin, Taylor Trensch, Minnie Fay, Will Burton, Melanie Moore, Jennifer Simard, Kevin Ligon. Recorded March 2017.

Kid Victory original Off-Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Vineyard Theatre cast recording of score by John Kander and Greg Pierce. Original cast includes Ann Arvia, Joel Blum, Laura Darrell, Jeffry Denman, Brandon Flynn, Daniel Jenkins, Dee Roscioli, Karen Ziemba and Blake Zolfo. To be recorded March 20. Produced by Michael Croiter. Currently at Amazon links to come. September 2017.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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