Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 5/5/15

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April 28, 21, 14, 7 | March 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | February 24, 17, 10, 3 | January 27, 20, 13, 6, 2015

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CDs Now Available:

Dames at Sea 1968 Original London Cast
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/mp3/at iTunes)
Previously unavailable on CD. Jim Wise, George Haimsohn and Robin Miller score. Joyce Blair, Rita Burton, Kevin Scott, Sheila White, Blayne Barrington, William Ellis, Kevin Scott. "Overture," "Wall Street," "It's You," "Broadway Baby," "That Mister Man of Mine," "Choo-Choo Honeymoon," "The Sailor of My Dreams," "Singapore Sue," "Good Times Are Here to Stay," "Dames at Sea," "The Beguine," "Raining in My Heart," "There's Something About You," "The Echo Waltz," "Star Tar," "Let's Have a Simple Wedding." Available in April at

Gypsy 2015 London cast
(First Night U.K. - new on CD)
New U.K. cast recording of Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim score. Chichester to the West End transfer cast plus some new members. Imelda Staunton Lara Pulver, Gemma Sutton, Peter Davison, Dan Burton, Jack Chissick, Anita Louise Combe, Harry Dickman, Roger Dipper, Louise Gold, Clare Halse, Tom Hodgkins, Kieran Jae, Julie Legrand, Danielle Morris, Damien Poole, Natalie Woods, Billy Hartman, Lucinda Shaw and Luke Street. Show to begin March 28 at the Savoy Theatre. CDs expected in theater for the April 15 opening. Available in the U.K. now: Amazon UK and Dress Circle.

Hansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat Original Cast Recording
(Carpet Square - new on CD)
Music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated "family music" writer/performer Justin Roberts. The show debuted at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago in 2014. Alissa Walker, Danny Taylor, Jack Ball, Jennifer Grubb, Brenton Abram-Copenhaver. "This Place," "We Gotta Run," "There's Always Me and You," "There Will Be Magic," "Together," "Crumb by Crumb," "You've Got to Do It Alone," "I Am Always Near," "Sugar Is the Perfect Food," "Incantation," "Lend a Hand," "Lend a Hand (Reprise)," "It's Not Over (It's Over)," "I Would Have Been Lost," "There's Always Me and You (Bonus Alternate Version)." Released earlier on mp3 and iTunes

Liberty: A Monumental New Musical Original Off-Broadway Cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Book and lyrics by Dana Leslie Goldstein with music by Jon Goldstein. Ran at Theater 80 St. Marks in 2014. Abigail Shapiro, Emma Rosenthal, Ben McHugh, Cheryl Stern, Tom Souhrada, Ryan Duncan, C. Mingo Long, Andrew DiTusa. "Take Yourself Back," "Horizon," "The Other Half," "The Charity Tango," "Gift For Words," "We Had It Worse," "More Like Home," "Possible," "More," "America For The Americans," "Making History," "Huddled Masses."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Dancing on the Edge [Blu-ray]
(PBS - new Blu-ray)
2013 British television drama written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff and produced by the BBC. About a black jazz band in London in the early 1930s. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Angel Coulby, John Goodman, Anthony Head, Jacqueline Bisset. 300 minutes.

Frank Sinatra 5-Film Collection Blu-ray
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-ray)
As a set, or available individually: Anchors Aweigh, On The Town, Guys and Dolls, Ocean's 11, and Robin And The 7 Hoods.

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.

BOOKs Now Available:

An Act of God: Previously Published as The Last Testament: A Memoir by God
(Simon & Schuster - Paperback Book)
Book by David Javerbaum which is the basis for the upcoming Broadway play An Act of God starring Jim Parsons.

(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Enda Walsh (Once). Premiered at the 2014 Galway Arts Festival. 72 pages.

Fish in the Dark: A Play
(Grove Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Larry David. Currently on Broadway at the Cort Theatre. 112 pages.

Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life
(Univ Press of Mississippi - Hardcover Book)
By William V. Madison. Examines Kahn's career and her personal life. Drawing on new interviews with family, friends, and such colleagues as Bill Cosby, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett, Gene Wilder, Harold Prince, and Eileen Brennan, as well as archival press and private writings. 336 pages.

What Do I Know?: People, Politics and the Arts
(Nick Hern Books - Hardcover Book)
Over fifty short pieces written by Richard Eyre (National Theatre) about art and politics, including Arthur Miller recounting the events of the first night of Death of a Salesman and other anecdotes and opinion pieces about involving Alan Bennett, Kate Winslet, Margaret Thatcher, John Mortimer and Marlon Brando; also some on Alzheimer's Disease, his love of climbing, and the relationship between music and sexuality. 288 pages.


Hedwig & The Angry Inch Vinyl
(Atlantic - new vinyl album)
2014 Broadway cast recording of Stephen Trask musical. Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall and Justin Craig (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Matt Duncan (bass, vocals), Tim Mislock (guitar, vocals), and Peter Yanowitz (drums, vocals).

Thank Your Lucky Stars Blu-ray
(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)
1943 musical film. Eddie Cantor, Joan Leslie, Dennis Morgan, Edward Everett Horton, and a host of movie star cameos"Thank Your Lucky Stars" sung by Dinah Shore, "Ridin' For a Fall" sung by Dennis Morgan and Joan Leslie (dubbed by Sally Sweetland), "Hotcha Cornia" performed by Spike Jones & His City Slickers, "We're Staying Home Tonight" sung by Eddie Cantor, "Goin' North" sung by Jack Carson and Alan Hale, Sr., "Love Isn't Born (It's Made)" sung by Ann Sheridan, "No You, No Me" sung by Dennis Morgan and Joan Leslie (dubbed by Sally Sweetland), "The Dreamer" sung by Dinah Shore, "Ice Cold Katie" performed by Hattie McDaniel and Willie Best, "How Sweet You Are" sung by Dinah Shore, "That's What You Jolly Well Get" sung by Errol Flynn, "They're Either Too Young, Or Too Old" sung by Bette Davis, including a brief jitterbug performance by Davis and dance contest winner Conrad Weidel. Written by Frank Loesser and Arthur Schwartz[1], "The Dreamer" reprise sung by Olivia de Havilland, Ida Lupino and George Tobias (Olivia de Havilland dubbed by Lynn Martin)[1], "Good Night, Good Neighbor" sung by Dennis Morgan with an accompanying dance by Alexis Smith, Final Medley with brief reprises of "We're Staying Home Tonight" (Eddie Cantor), "How Sweet You Are" (chorus girls), "Goin' North" (Jack Carson and Alan Hale, Sr.), "The Dreamer" (Dinah Shore and Olivia de Havilland, Ida Lupino and George Tobias), "Ridin' For a Fall" (Dennis Morgan and Joan Leslie), "Love Isn't Born (It's Made)" (Ann Sheridan), "That's What You Jolly Well Get" (Errol Flynn), "Good Night, Good Neighbor" (Dennis Morgan), "They're Either Too Young, Or Too Old" (Bette Davis), "Ice Cold Katie" (Hattie McDaniel and Eddie Cantor), "Thank Your Lucky Stars" (ensemble).


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The New Musical Songbook
(Hal Leonard - new paperback book)
Songs from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman score. "Almost Nearly Perfect," "Don'cha Pinch Me Charlie," "If Your Mother Were Here," "It Must Be Believed to Be Seen," "A Letter from Charlie Bucket," "A Little Me," "More of Him to Love," "Pure Imagination," "Simply Second Nature," "Strike That, Reverse It," "When Veruca Says."