Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 3/24/15

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CDs Now Available:

The Fortress of Solitude
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Original cast album. Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Cast includes Ken Barnett, Kyle Beltran, Adam Chanler-Berat, André De Shields, Carla Duren, Stephane Duret, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jahi Kearse, Kevin Mambo, Malaiyka Reid, David Rossmer, Conor Ryan, Kristen Sieh, Britton Smith, Brian Tyree Henry, Akron Watson, Alison Whitehurst, and Juson Williams. "Superman," "One I Remember," "Time Keeps Changing," "Grab Something," "White Boy," "Ballad of Barrett Rude, Sr.," "Painting," "This Little World," "Take Me To The Bridge," "High High High School/Fuck You Up/I'm Busy Now," "Act 2 Prologue," "If I Had Known Then," "Bothered Blue," "Take It Baby," "Who's Calling Me?," "Something," "Back on the Block," "Ballad of Mingus Rude," "Sidekick," "Superman (Reprise)," "The Gift," "Middle Spaces." Recorded 11/18-19.

The Memory Show
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Cast recording of Transport Group show featuring Leslie Kritzer and Catherine Cox. Score by Zach Redler and Sara Cooper. Album produced by Michael Croiter. "Who's The President of The United States," "Single Jewish Female Seeks Man," "Memory Like an Elephant," "Yom Kippur," "You and Me Toilet," "I'm Onto Her Now," "Me and My Mother," "What's Inside," "David's Smile," "When My Mother Dies," "I'm Her Apple," "Unlovable," "Apple and Tree," "Lullaby." Digital release on mp3 and iTunes 3/10/15.


Terry Barber Sings The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber: Your Favorite Hits from 10 Years Digital Album
(Revolv Music - new on mp3/iTunes)
"Fine-art, chamber version of Lloyd Webber with harpsichord, wind, and violin. Terry Barber, Stephen James Neale, Cat Cantrell and Timothy Nicholas. "The Music of the Night," "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "(Too Much) Heaven On Their Minds," "Pie Jesu," "All I Ask of You," "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Seeing Is Believing," "High Flying Adored," "Memory," "There's Me," "With One Look," "Tell Me On a Sunday," "Unexpected Song."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Into the Woods Blu-ray
(Walt Disney Studios - new Blu-ray/DVD set/single DVD)
2014 film version of Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical. Anna Kendrick, Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Tracey Ullman, Lilla Crawford, Meryl Streep, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding, Johnny Depp, Billy Magnussen, Mackenzie Mauzy, Chris Pine, Frances de la Tour. Bonus features expected to include: Streep Sings "She'll Be Back" (4:35); There's Something About the Woods; The Cast as Good as Gold (9:42); Deeper Into the Woods —From Stage to Screen (8:10); The Magic of the Woods (7:03); esigning of the Woods (6:48); The Costumes of the Woods (6:35); "Meryl Climbs" (:21), "Witch Riser" (:46), "Sneakers" (:12); "Jack and the Bean Stalk Rehearsal" (1:30); "Bird Attack" (:19); Into the Woods audio commentary with director Rob Marshall and producer John Deluca. Release date may change.


The Last 5 Years Blu-ray
(Anchor Bay - new Blu-ray/DVD)
Big screen adaptation of Jason Robert Brown musical. Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick. Adapted and directed by Richard LaGravenese. Bonuses (not sure if they are Blu-ray only) include: sing-along version; conversation" with Jason Robert Brown.

Showtime! The Biggest Hits from the Musicals
(new 3 CD import set)
60-track collection of the biggest hits from the best loved musicals of stage and screen. Song list at

Ultimate Sinatra (100 Songs Celebrating 100 Years - 4CD)
(Capitol - on 4 CDs/mp3 of 26 tracks/vinyl double-LP)
Sinatra's recordings for Columbia, Capitol and Reprise, together for the first time. Chronological, from "All Or Nothing At All," recorded with Harry James and his Orchestra on August 31, 1939 during Sinatra's first studio session. 100 tracks celebrating 100 years, plus a never before released bonus track, "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top" (rehearsal). 80-page booklet with a new essay by Sinatra historian and author Charles Pignone, rare photos and quotes from Frank Sinatra and his children, Nancy, Tina and Frank Jr., as well as Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Quincy Jones, and others.


My First Hundred Years in Show Business: A Memoir
(Overlook Books - Hardcover Book)
By Broadway & Off-Broadway (Grey Gardens, Full Gallop, film and television actress, and university professor Mary Louise Wilson. "Raised in New Orleans with a social climbing, alcoholic mother, Mary Louise moved to New York City in the late 1950s; lived with her gay brother in the Village; entered the nightclub scene in a legendary review; and rubbed shoulders with every famous person of that era and since." Her life story and story of a working actor. 304 pages.


Added to May 19:

On the Twentieth Century 2015 Revival cast
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
Score by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Cast includes Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath, Mary Louise Wilson. Recorded March 23, 2015.

Added to June 16:

Nevermore —The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
(Broadway Records - new 2-CD set/)
Original Off-Broadway cast album of Jonathan Christenson score. Gaelan Beatty, Shannon Blanchet, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker, Garett Ross, Scott Shpeley, and Lindsie VanWinkle.To be recorded March 24 at Avatar Studios. Produced by Michael Croiter.

Added to June 2015:

Gigi 2015 Broadway cast
(DMI Records - new on CD)
Lerner and Loewe score. Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Clark, Corey Cott, Dee Hoty, Howard McGillin, Steffanie Leigh.

Added, no release date:

An American in Paris OBC
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast. Recording April 20, 2015.

Lady, Be Good Encores! cast
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
George and Ira Gershwin score. Charissa Bertels, Ward Billeisen, Kerry Conte, Darien Crago, Cody Davis, Christine DiGiallonardo, Leah Edwards, Drew Franklin, Joe Grandy, Tiffany Haas, Drew Humphrey, Megan Kelley, Cara Kjellman, Timothy McDevitt, Jason Mills, Kristyn Pope, Jake Primmerman, David Scott Purdy, Lindsay Roberts, and Kelly Sheehan. To be recorded in May 2015.

Paint Your Wagon Encores! cast
(new on CD)
2015 Encores! cast recording of Lerner and Loewe score. Keith Carradine, Jenni Barber, Robert Creighton, Caleb Damschroder, Justin Guarini, Nathaniel Hackmann, Robyn Hurder, Melissa van der Schyff, Scott Wakefield, William Youmans, Darien Crago, Steve Czarnecki, Nicolas Davila, Casey Garvin, Shonica Gooden, Timothy Hughes, Naomi Kakuk, Justin Keyes, Jenny Laroche, Melissa Hunter McCann, Harris Milgrim, Kevin Munhall, Kristin Piro, Robbie Roby, Jason Simon, Kevin Vortmann, Nicholas Ward and Mikey Winslow.