Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 5/9/17 (updated 5/12/17)

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2017: May 2 | April 25, 18, 11, 4 | March 28, 21, 14, 7 | February 28, 21, 14, 7 | January 31, 24, 17, 10, 3

2016 | 2015

CDs Now Available:

Amanda McBroom: Voices
(LML Music/Gecko Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Amanda McBroom sings "South Bound Train," "Feet of Clay," "The Rose," "Old Love," "Yarnell Hill," "The Last Thing on My Mind," "Welcome Home," "Sometimes," "Voices That Come Through the Wall," "I'm Here for Life," "Hope Floats," "Make a Memory," "12th of Never." Released 5/5/17.

Arthur Miller's The Price Soundtrack
(Watering Horse Music - new CD-R)
Score by Jesse Tabish for Roundabout's 2017 production of The Price. CD-R, sold at theaters and at for pay-what-you-will, with 1/3 of all proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee, a resettlement for refugees in America. Musical direction by Terry Kinney and Rebecca Habel. Arrangements by Jesse Tabish and Jonathon Mooney. 15 tracks, includes some tracks written for the play but not used. Released 3/14/17.

A Bronx Tale OBC
(Decca Broadway - new on CD)
Score by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose, Lucia Giannetta, Bradley Gibson, Hudson Loverro. "Belmont Avenue," "Look to Your Heart," "Roll 'Em," "I Like It," "Giving Back the Money," "I Like It (Reprise)," "Ain't It the Truth," "Out of Your Head," "Nicky Machiavelli," "These Streets," "Webster Avenue," "Out of Your Head (Reprise)," "One of the Great Ones," "Ain't It the Truth (Reprise)," "Look to Your Heart (Reprise)," "One of the Great Ones (Reprise)," "Hurt Someone," "In a World Like This," "The Choices We Make." Recorded January 9, 2017. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes. Also at

Chip Zien: Seriously Upbeat (Live)
(new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
"The truth is all I really ever wanted was to sing and swing a bunch of songs with a big band. Seriously. So here it is. It’s live, it’s raw, there are mistakes… but what a blast. At least for me. And what a band." "Intro," "Swinging Sondheim Medley: The Worst Pies in London / Stay with Me / Being Alive / In Buddy's Eyes," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," "Two for the Road," Chip Speaks 1, "Medley: Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week) / Dancing in the Dark / Witchcraft / I Fall in Love Too Easily / I've Got the World on a String / Come Fly with Me / April in Paris / Young at Heart, Chip Speaks 2, "I Got New Glasses," "Something's Gotta Give, Chip Speaks yet Again, "The You Medley: I Believe in You / Sometimes I'm Happy (Sometimes I'm Blue) / All of You / Too Marvelous for Words / All the Things You Are / It Had to Be You [Live]," "Chip Is Still Speaking," "Younger Than Springtime," Chip Speaks Once Again, "How Marvin Eats His Breakfast," "My Chance to Survive the Night," Chip Speaks Again, "Franklin Shepard, Inc.," "Intro to No More," "No More," "Down for Double," "We'll Be Together Again," "Play Off." Jeff Klitz Music Director, piano; Michael Davis, trombone; Jim Hynes, trumpet; Dan Willis, reeds; Warren Odze, Drums. Released 4/20/17. CD format available at CDBaby.

Dreamgirls OLC
(Sony Classical - new on 2 CDs/mp3 w/ digital booklet/at iTunes)
West End cast recording of Henry Krieger / Tom Eyen score, recorded live at at London's Savoy Theatre. Cast includes Amber Riley, Liisi LaFontaine, Ibinabo Jack, Joe Aaron Reid, Adam J. Bernard, Tyrone Huntley, Nicholas Bailey, and Lily Frazer. Disc 1: "I'm Looking for Something, Baby," "Goin' Downtown," "Takin' the Long Way Home," "Move," "Fake Your Way to the Top," "Cadillac Car," "Steppin' to the Bad Side," "Party, Party," "I Want You, Baby," "Family," "Dreamgirls," "Press Conference," "Heavy," "It's All Over," "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." Disc 2: "Love, Love You Baby," "When I First Saw You," "I Am Changing," "Ain't No Party," "I Meant You No Harm," "The Rap," "I Miss You, Old Friend," "One Night Only," "I'm Somebody," "Listen," "Effie White's Gonna Win/ You Are My Dream (Reprise)," "Hard To Say Goodbye," "Dreamgirls (Reprise)." Mixed by Andy Bradfield.

Groundhog Day
(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. Please note: early shipments from Amazon are CD-Rs. Manufactured CDs will ship on May 12.

Hello, Dolly!
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
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.

Lea Salonga: Blurred Lines
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Musical theatre star Lea Salonga. "Manhattan," "My Foolish Heart," "Give It up for the Band," "Blackbird / A Quiet Thing," "The Story of My Life," "A Song for You / I Can't Make You Love Me," "Fast Car," "I Won't Mind," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Possibilities and Prospects," "All of Me," "Blurred Lines," "Gratitude," "Greatest Hits Medley," "How Do You Keep the Music Playing? / How Deep Is the Ocean?" Released 5/5/17.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends
(Mormon Tabernacle - new on CD)
Mormon Tabernacle Choir collaborations with some of the most legendary vocalists and performers. Commemorating the choir's 170-year anniversary, recordings taken from performances over the past 15 years, and some created specifically for this album. Sting and Yo-Yo Ma, "Fragile," David Foster, "The Prayer" from Quest for Camelot Amy Grant, "Thy Word," James Taylor, "That Lonesome Road," Santino Fontana, "He Lives in You" from The Lion King Renée Fleming, "How Can I Keep from Singing?," Brian Stokes Mitchell, "Through Heaven’s Eyes" from The Prince of Egypt Sissel, "Vitae Lux," Bryn Terfel, "Homeward Bound," Angela Lansbury, "Beauty and the Beast" from Beauty and the Beast The King’s Singers, "I’m Runnin’ On."

VINYL LP Now Available:

Spamilton Vinyl
(DRG/eOne -
new on vinyl)
Original cast recording. Dan Rosales, Nicholas Edwards, Juwan Crawley, Chris Anthony Giles, Nora Schell, along with special guest stars Christine Pedi and Glenn Bassett, and Music Director Fred Barton at the piano. Written by Gerard Alessandrini. "Lin-Manuel as Hamilton," "Aaron Burr, Sir," "My Shot" (The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Guys and Dolls, Singin in the Rain), "The Schuyler Sisters" (An American in Paris, The King and I, Avenue Q), "Lin-Manuel's Quest" (Man of La Mancha), "Beggar Woman #1" (Sweeney Todd), "A Winter's Ball," "You'll Be Back," "What'd I Miss?," "Ben Franklin, Sondheim, and Lin-Manuel" (Dear Mr. Gable, Into the Woods, Company), "The Rap-Off Contest" (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), "Yorktown," "Beggar Woman #2" (Sweeney Todd, Down with Love), "In the Heights," "Take a Break," "Say No to This," "The Book of Mormon," "Everybody's Got the Right," "Assassins," "Cool" (West Side Story), "Who Lives, Who Dies," "NYC" (Annie), "The Room Where It Happens," "The Story of Tonight." Musical arrangements by Richard Danley and Fred Barton. Produced by Hugh Fordin. The LP is an exclusive Barnes & Noble release. Released earlier on CD.

BOOKs Now Available:

Dangerous Music: The American Century Cycle Monologues
(Samuel French - Paperback Book)
Edited by Constanza Romero and Zoe Wilson. Collection of monologues from each play of the American Century Cycle written by August Wilson. Created in conjunction with the August Wilson Monologue Competition. Available at

Hamlet Globe to Globe: Two Years, 193,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play
(Grove Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Dominic Dromgoole (artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2006 - 2016) takes the reader on the Globe Theatre world tour of Hamlet, in honor of Shakespeare's 450 birthday, gleaning new insight into Shakespeare's masterpiece, exploring the play’s history, its meaning, and its pleasures, and offering a dramatic and heartfelt testament to Shakespeare’s enduring presence on the modern stage. 320 pages. Released 4/26/17.

How to Succeed in the Arts...Or in Anything
(Paperback Book)
By Ken Davenport. 148 pages. At


The View UpStairs
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Max Vernon. Jeremy Pope, Taylor Frey, Nathan Lee Graham, Frenchie Davis, Benjamin Howes, Michael Longoria, Ben Mayne, Nancy Ticotin, Randy Redd, Richard E. Waits, Anthony Alfaro, and April Ortiz. Amazon link should start working soon. Also at


The Backstagers Vol. 1
(BOOM! Box - Paperback Book)
By James Tynion. Illustrated by Rian Sygh. "When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he’s taken in by the only ones who don’t treat him like a new kid, the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers." 112 pages.

Koi: A Modern Folk Tale
(Beaufort Books - Hardcover Book)
By Sheldon Harnick, with photography by Margery Gray Harnick. Harnick was inspired by the extraordinary beauty of the fish and Margie's photographs to create his own legend.

Life Is Like a Musical: How Broadway Can Help You Live Your Best Life
(Running Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By book author and Broadway dancer Tim Federle. Features 50 tips and anecdotes, with chapters such as "Let Someone Else Take a Bow," "Dance Like Everyone's Watching," and "Save the Drama for the Stage." 224 pages.

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Bertolt Brecht's satirical masterpiece about the rise of a demagogue adapted by Pulitzer, Olivier and Tony award-winning American playwright Bruce Norris. Published for the world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in April 2017 starring Lenny Henry. 152 pages.

Wendy Wasserstein (Michigan Modern Dramatists)
(Univ of Michigan Press - Paperback Book)
By Jill Dolan. 208 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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