Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 4/30/19 (updated 5/3/19)

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2019: April 23, 16, 9, 2 | March 26, 19, 12 | 5 | February 26, 19, 12, 5 | January 29, 22, 15, 8

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CDs Now Available:

Sing Out Sweet Land / Down In The Valley OBC
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Sing Out Sweet Land 1944 OBC recording, with Alfred Drake, Burl Ives, Juanita Hall, Bibi Osterwald, and Alma Kaye, first time on CD. The Decca recording was issued over a series of 78rpm records and later as a 10" LP album. Songs from traditional American folk music alongside original material by John Mundy, Edward Eager and Elie Siegmeister. Plus 1950 Decca Records studio recording of the Kurt Weill and Arnold Sundgaard one-act folk opera Down in the Valley, featuring Alfred Drake and Jane Wilson, with established American folk songs alongside original chorale music composed by Kurt Weill who supervised the studio recording. Part of Stage Door's Collector's Series, limited edition CD products presented in the retro style of a miniature long-playing record. All Collector's Series titles are limited to 500 units.

The Story of My Life: Lea Salonga Live from Manila
(BYU Records - new on 2 CDs/on mp3/at iTunes)
2016 concert performance with Lea Salonga and the Brigham Young University Chamber Orchestra. Songs plus spoken tracks. Includes "Overture: Sun and Moon / A Whole New World / I Dreamed a Dream / On My Own / Reflection," "Another Hundred People," "I Enjoy Being a Girl," "Reflection," "Let It Go," "Story of My Life," "I'd Give My Life for You," "Too Much for One Heart," "Legrand-Bergman Medley: What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? / The Windmills of Your Mind / A Piece of Sky," "Something's Coming," "Burn," "Send in the Clowns," "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Defying Gravity," "True Colors," "ABBA Medley: Mamma Mia / Take a Chance on Me / Dancing Queen." 12 page color booklet. Released 3/22/19.

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Be More Chill OBC digital
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Joe Iconis. Will Roland, George Salazar, Stephanie Hsu, Gerard Canonico, Katlyn Carlson, Tiffany Mann, Lauren Marcus, Britton Smith, Jason SweetTooth Williams, and Jason Tam. "Jeremy's Theme (Instrumental)," "More Than Survive," "I Love Play Rehearsal," "More Than Survive (Reprise)," "The Squip Song," "Two-Player Game," "The Squip Enters," "Be More Chill, Pt. 1," "Do You Wanna Ride?," "Be More Chill, Pt. 2," "Sync Up," "A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into," "The Squip Talks (Instrumental)," "Upgrade," "Loser Geek Whatever," "Halloween," "Do You Wanna Hang?," "Michael in the Bathroom," "A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into (Reprise)," "The Smartphone Hour (Rich Set a Fire)," "The Pants Song," "The Pitiful Children," "The Play," "Voices in My Head." Produced by Kurt Deutsch, Joe Iconis, and Charlie Rosen, and co-produced by Ian Kagey and Emily Marshall.

VINYL LP Now Available:

The Prom: A New Musical OBC vinyl
(Masterworks Broadway - new 2-LP vinyl set)
Score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. Limited edition, 2-LP gatefold, 180-gram marble vinyl. Cast includes Courtenay Collins, Beth Leavel, Michael Potts, Caitlin Kinnunen, Isabelle McCalla, Brooks Ashmanskas, Josh Lamon, Christopher Sieber, Angie Schworer, Nathan Johnson. Disc 1: "Changing Lives," "Changing Lives (Reprise)," "Just Breathe," "It's Not About Me," "Dance with You." Disc 2: "The Acceptance Song," "You Happened," "We Look to You," "Tonight Belongs to You." Disc 3: "Zazz," "The Lady's Improving," "Love Thy Neighbor," "Alyssa Greene." Disc 4: "Barry Is Going to Prom," "Unruly Heart," "It's Time to Dance." Includes lyric insert & download card.

DVD/BLU-RAYs Now Available:

New Moon (1931)
(Warner Archive - new on DVD-R)
Film adaptation of the operetta written by Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II, Frank Mandel, and Laurence Schwab. Adapted by Sylvia Thalberg, Frank Butler, Cyril Hume. Lawrence Tibbett, Grace Moore, Adolphe Menjou, Roland Young, Gus Shy, Emily Fitzroy. Also at

Summer Stock
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1950 MGM musical film. New HD transfer. Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken, Gloria DeHaven, Marjorie Main, and Phil Silvers. Directed by Charles Walters. Choreographed by Nicholas Castle, Sr. Songs by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon; Harry Warren, Jack Brooks and Saul Chaplin; Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler ("Get Happy"). 109 minutes. Also at

BOOKs Now Available:

The Art and Making of Aladdin
(Insight Editions - new hardcover book)
By Emily Zemler. Behind-the-scenes look into the 2019 live-action adaptation of the Disney classic musical film Aladdin: never-before-seen concept art, unit photography, and other gorgeous visual details. Exclusive interviews with director Guy Ritchie, star Will Smith, and other key cast and crew members.

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy
(Oberon Modern Plays - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Anne Carson. Premiering at The Shed in New York City, starring Ben Whishaw and Renée Fleming this spring. 64 pages.


Heathers West End cast digital
(Ghostlight Records - on CD)
Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy score. Carrie Hope Fletcher, Jodie Steele, Sophie Isaacs, T'Shan Williams, Jamie Muscato, Dominic Andersen, Christopher Chung, Rebecca Lock, Nathan Amzi, Jon Boydon, Jenny O'Leary. "Beautiful," "Candy Store," "Fight for Me," "Freeze Your Brain," "Big Fun," "Dead Girl Walking," "The Me Inside of Me," "You’re Welcome," "Never Shut Up Again," "Our Love Is God," "My Dead Gay Son," "Seventeen," "Shine a Light," "Lifeboat," "Shine a Light (Reprise)," "I Say No," "Kindergarten Boyfriend," "Yo Girl," "Meant to Be Yours," "Dead Girl Walking (Reprise)," "I Am Damaged," "Seventeen (Reprise)." Customers who pre-order will immediately receive the first track, "I Say No." Released 2/26/19 on mp3 and at iTunes.

The Hello Girls
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of score by Peter Mills for musical produced at Prospect Prospect Theater Company in 2018. Ellie Fishman, Arlo Hill, Chanel Karimkhani, Andrew Mayer, Matthew McGloin, Ben Moss, Lili Thomas, Skyler Volpe, Cathryn Wake, and Scott Wakefield, Elena Bonomo. Orchestrations are by Peter Mills and Ben Moss, with additional drum arrangements by Elena Bonomo. Recorded February 2019. Also at

(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Original 2018 Transport Group Off-Broadway cast recording of score with music by Carmel Dean and lyrics from Edna St. Vincent Millay's poems. Mikaela Bennett, Hannah Corneau, Jason Gotay, Danny Harris Kornfeld, Katie Thompson, and Donald Webber Jr. "Travel," "The Beanstalk," "Lament," "Alms," "Afternoon on a Hill," "What Lips My Lips Have Kissed," "I Shall Forget You Presently, My Dear," "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver," "Blight," "Recuerdo," "Elegy," "First Fig / the Penitent," "When the Year Grows Old," "Exiled," "Time Does Not Bring Relief," "The Procession" (Instrumental with Dialogue), "Renascence." Produced by Michael Croiter. Also at


Mlima's Tale
(TCG - new paperback book)
Play by Lynn Nottage. 96 pages.

Tommy at 50: The Mood, the Music, the Look, and the Legacy of The Who's Legendary Rock Opera
(Apollo Publishers - new hardcover book)
By Chris Charlesworth and Mike McInnerney. Foreword by Pete Townshend. Illustrated guide to the original album, released on May 23, 1969, which was the basis for the 1975 film and 1992 Broadway musical. More than 200 color photographs. Draws on new interviews from key players in the story, including Pete Townshend, and features art created exclusively for the book by McInnerney. 176 pages.


Added, no release date:

Beetlejuice OBC
(Ghostlight/Warner Bros. - new on CD)
Score by Eddie Perfect. Music Supervision, orchestrations, and incidental music By Kris Kukul. Cast includes Alex Brightman, Sophia Anne Caruso, Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Kritzer, Jill Abramovitz, Kelvin Moon Loh, Danny Rutigliano, and Dana Steingold. Recording dates May 5, 6 and 13, 2019.