Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 4/18/17 (updated 4/21/17)

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2017: April 11, 4 | March 28, 21, 14, 7 | February 28, 21, 14, 7 | January 31, 24, 17, 10, 3

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CDs Now Available:

Barry Manilow: This Is My Town: Songs of New York
(Verve - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
New studio album. "This Is My Town," "New York City Rhythm / On Broadway," "Coney Island," "Lonely Town," "Lovin' At Birdland," "Downtown / Uptown," "On The Roof," "I Dig New York," "The Brooklyn Bridge" (with Mel Tormé), "NYC Medley."

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. Website says mid-April release

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Groundhog Day digital
(Masterworks Broadway/Broadway Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
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. CD version to be released 5/12/17.

NEW VINYL Now Available:

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." 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.

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."

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.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Complete Book of 2000s Broadway Musicals
(Rowman & Littlefield - Paperback Book)
By Dan Dietz. Examines every musical that opened on Broadway from 2000 through the end of 2009. Discusses the era's major successes, notorious failures, and musicals that closed during their pre-Broadway tryouts. Also highlights revivals and personal-appearance revues. Each entry contains the following information: Plot summary; Cast members; Names of all important personnel, including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors; Opening and closing dates; Number of performances; Critical commentary; Musical numbers and the performers who introduced the songs; Production data, including information about tryouts; Source material; Tony awards and nominations; Details about London and other foreign productions. Also, numerous appendixes, including a discography, filmography, and published scripts, as well as lists of black-themed shows and Jewish-themed productions. Follows Dietz' studies of musicals of the 1940s, the 1950s, the 1960s, and the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s. 478 pages.

Jews on Broadway: An Historical Survey of Performers, Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Producers 2nd Revised Edition
(McFarland & Co. - Paperback Book)
Revised edition of Stewart F. Lane's 2001 book. 277 pages.


Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 OBC
(Reprise - new on 2 CDs/mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Dave Malloy. Cast includes Josh Groban, Denée Benton, and Lucas Steele.Disc One: "Prologue," "Pierre," "Moscow," "The Private and Intimate Life of the House," "Natasha & Bolkonskys," "No One Else," "The Opera," "Natasha & Anatole," "The Duel," "Dust and Ashes," "Sunday Morning," "Charming," "The Ball." Disc Two: "Letters," "Sonya & Natasha," "Sonya Alone," "Preparations," "Balaga," "The Abduction," "In My House," "A Call to Pierre," "Find Anatole," "Pierre & Anatole," "Natasha Very Ill," "Pierre & Andrey," "Pierre & Natasha," "The Great Comet of 1812."


Hamilton and Philosophy
(Open Court - Paperback Book)
Aaron Rabinowitz and Robert Arp, editors. "professional thinkers expose, examine, and ponder the deep and controversial implications of this runaway hit Broadway musical." 288 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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