Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 4/11/17 (updated 4/14/17)

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Earlier recaps:

2017: April 4 | March 28, 21, 14, 7 | February 28, 21, 14, 7 | January 31, 24, 17, 10, 3

2016 | 2015

CDs Now Available:

Billy Porter Presents: The Soul of Richard Rodgers
(Bee & El and Sony Masterworks - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
"Soulful takes on classic Richard Rodgers songs. Solos and duets. "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" (with Pentatonix), "My Romance" (with Leslie Odom Jr.), "If I Loved You" (with Renee Elise Goldsberry), "With a Song in My Heart" (with Joshua Henry), "I Have Dreamed" (with Patina Miller), "My Funny Valentine" (with Cynthia Erivo), "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" (with Todrick Hall), "This Nearly was Mine" (with Deborah Cox), "Bewitched" (with Ledisi / Zaire Park), "Carefully Taught" (with India.Arie), "Lady is a Tramp" (with Zaire Park), "Edelweiss." Produced by Billy Porter.

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Jordan Fisher: Always Summer
(Hollywood Records - new digital single mp3/iTunes)
New single from Jordan Fisher (Hamilton, Grease Live!). Released 3/31/17.

Hail Oblivion: A Pirate Fantasia
(new digital album)
Concept album for score for new work by composer/lyricist Stephanie Ryan Johnstone and librettist Joshua William Gelb. Cast includes Bryce Pinkham, Ato Blankson-Wood, Amber Gray, Julian Fleisher, Rick Burkhardt. Released 4/9/17 and available at

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
(Criterion Collection - new Blu-ray/DVD)
1964 French musical film. Directed by Jacques Demy. Music by Michel Legrand. Choreography Jean Rabier. Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Marc Michel, Anne Vernon, Ellen Farner, Mireille Perrey. 2K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray; Once Upon a Time ...“The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” a 2008 documentary; interview from 2014 with film scholar Rodney Hill; French television interview from 1964 featuring director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand discussing the film; audio recordings of interviews with actor Catherine Deneuve (1983) and Legrand (1991) at the National Film Theatre in London; restoration demonstration; trailer; essay by critic Jim Ridley.

The Young Girls of Rochefort
(Criterion Collection new Blu-ray/2 DVDs)
1967 French musical film. Directed by Jacques Demy. Music by Michel Legrand. Choreography Norman Maen. Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac, Jacques Perrin, Gene Kelly, Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, Henri Crémieux, Jacques Riberolles, George Chakiris, Grover Dale, . 2K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray; French television interview from 1966 featuring director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand discussing the music for the film; conversation from 2014 between Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthomé and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau; episode from "Behind the Screen," a 1966 series about the making of the film; Agnès Varda’s 1993 documentary The Young Girls Turn 25 (in the DVD box set, appears on the Une chambre en ville disc); trailer; essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum.

BOOKs Now Available:

Double Bind: Women on Ambition
(Liveright - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Robin Romm, editor. Collection of essays about female ambition. Essayists include Roxane Gay, Theresa Rebeck, Francine Prose, Nadia Manzoor, Allison Barrett Carter, Sarah Ruhl, Ayana Mathis, Molly Ringwald, Camas Davis, Musher Blair Braverman, and others. 320 pages.

Sam Shepard: A Life
(Counterpoint - Hardcover/Kindle Edition)
Biography of the life and work of playwright/actor Sam Shepard by John J. Winters. 480 pages.


Julie's Greenroom
(Varese Sarabande - new on CD)
From the Netflix series produced by Jim Henson Productions and starring Julie Andrews. Performances by Julie Andrews, Ryan Shore, Carol Burnett, Alec Baldwin, Tituss Burgess, David Hyde Pierce, John Tartaglia, Jennifer Barnhart, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Giullian Yao Gioiello, Frankie Cordero, Dorien Davies, Tyler Bunch, Ellie Kemper. "Mash-Up" (Theme Song), "Anything Can Happen in the Theater," "Hugo," "Shakespeare Shakes," "Spike's Despair," "Let Your Voice Be Heard," "Cheering," "When You Act," "Fizz Breaks Joshua's Violin," "Julie & Gus," "Yes And," "Circus Day," "You Gotta Bring the Wow," "Sticky Handshake," "Juggling & Handstands," "Cirque du Soleil," "Snap It," "Runaway Cart," "Costume Workshop," "Someone Else's Shoes," "A Scarftacular Day," "Wheelchair Steed," "Circle Up Greenies," "Take A Leap," "Mash-Up the Musical," "Anything Can Happen in the Theater Part 2," "Mash-Up" (Reprise Finale).

Stavisky (Expanded)
(Quartet Records - new on CD)
Expanded and remastered edition of Stephen Sondheim’s score for Alain Resnais' 1974 French film Stavisky, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anny Duperey, Michel Lonsdale and Charles Boyer. Orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick. Mastered by Claudio Fuiano from the first-generation master tapes, courtesy of Gruppo Sugar. Includes the remastered album plus 20 minutes of previously unreleased tracks. The CD package includes a 16-page full-color booklet with detailed liner notes by Frank K. DeWald. Limited edition of 500 copies. 68:11. At, where a full track list can be found. Mid-April release expected.


Davies and Penhall's Sunny Afternoon (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By John Fleming. About the 2014 U.K. musical with music and lyrics by Ray Davies, book by Joe Penhall. Examines the blend of events and songs selected, reconsidering the relationship between biography and drama to shed new light on the Kinks and the musical that tells their story.

Good Night Broadway (Good Night Our World)
(Goodnight Books - Board Book)
By by Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper; illustrations by Joe Veno. Highlights theaters, musicals, dancers, plays, actors and actresses, writers and directors, costumes, scripts, rehearsals, playbills, stagehands, and more. Preschool and up.

Small Mouth Sounds: A Play Off-Broadway Edition
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Bess Wohl. Produced by Ars Nova in 2015 and 2016.


Release date changed to May 12:

Groundhog Day OBC
(Masterworks Broadway/Broadway Records - new on CD)
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. Digital release date 4/21/17.

Amazon link now works, and release date updated:

Hello, Dolly! 2017 revival cast
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
New Broadway revival cast recording of Jerry Herman score. Bette Midler, David Hyde Pierce, Gavin Creel, Kate Baldwin, Taylor Trensch, Beanie Feldstein, Will Burton, Melanie Moore, Jennifer Simard, Kevin Ligon. "Overture," "Call on Dolly," "I Put My Hand In," "It Takes a Woman," "Put on Your Sunday Clothes," "Ribbons Down My Back," "Motherhood," "Dancing," "Before the Parade Passes By," "Penny in My Pocket," "Elegance," "The Waiters' Gallop," "Hello, Dolly!," "It Only Takes a Moment," "So Long Dearie," "Finale." Recorded March 2017. Digital release expected May 12.

Tracklist announced:

Amélie, A New Musical OBC
(Rhino Warner Classics - new on CD)
Broadway cast recording of Daniel Messé (music and lyrics) / Nathan Tysen (lyrics) score. Phillipa Soo, Adam Chanler-Berat, David Andino, Randy Blair, Heath Calvert, Alison Cimmet, Savvy Crawford, Manoel Felciano, Harriett D. Foy, Alyse Alan Louis, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Paul Whitty and Tony Sheldon. "Prologue," "World's Best Dad," "World's Best Friend," "World's Best Mom," "Times Are Hard for Dreamers," "The Commute," "The Bottle Drops," "Three Figs," "The Girls with the Glass," "How To Tell Time," "Tour De France," "Goodbye Amelie," "Backyard," "Stations," "Sister's Pickle," "Halfway," "Window Seat," "There´s No Place Like Gnome," "Real You," "Writing on the Wall," "Blue Arrow Suite," "The Late Nino Quincampoix," "A Better Haircut," "Stay," "Halfway" (reprise), "Where Do We Go From Here," "Times are Hard for Dreamers" (Pop Version)." Digital version to be released 5/19/17.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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