Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 4/28/20

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Please note that scheduling changes due to the coronavirus pandemic are being made as soon as we are aware of them. But there may be further changes in release dates in the future, as things play out.

See the complete list of Upcoming/Recent releases.

Earlier recaps:

2020: April 21, 14, 7 | March 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | February 25, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

BLU-RAY/DVDs Now Available:

(Universal Pictures - new 2-disc blu-ray/DVD)
2019 film adaptation starring James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Robert Fairchild, Francesca Hayward, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson. Directed by Tom Hooper. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Also to be available for streaming on Amazon Prime. Blu-ray set includes DVD and digital copy. Extras: 9 Lives: The Cast of Cats; Singing Live; Making Macavity; A Director's Journey; Making Music; The Art of Dance; Scaling Up; A Little Magic; The Dancers; Cat School; Feature Commentary with Director Tom Hooper; The Art of Dance. Also streaming on Amazon Prime. Delayed.

Books Now Available:

Humana Festival 2018: The Complete Plays
(Limelight Editions - Paperback Book)
Amy Wegener and Jenni Page-White, editors. All six scripts from the 42nd annual cycle of world premieres at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville: Do You Feel Anger? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg, Evocation to Visible Appearance by Mark Schultz, we, the invisibles by Susan Soon He Stanton, Marginal Loss by Deborah Stein, God Said This by Leah Nanako Winkler, and You Across from Me, a collaboratively written play by four writers—Jaclyn Backhaus, Dipika Guha, Brian OtaƱo, and Jason Gray Platt.


On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
(Paramount - new blu-ray)
1970 film, based on 1965 Broadway musical, with score by Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner. Cast includes Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Larry Blyden, Bob Newhart, Simon Oakland, John Richardson, Jack Nicholson, Roy Kinnear, Irene Handl, Pamela Brown.

Sea Wall / A Life
(Audible audiobook)
By Simon Stephens and Nick Payne. Narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge, who starred in the 2019 Off-Broadway and Broadway productions.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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