Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 5/17/16 (updated 5/20/16)

Earlier recaps:

2016: May 10, 3 | April 26, 19, 12, 5 | March 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | February 23, 16, 9, 2 | January 26, 19, 12, 5, 2016 | 2015

Quick list of all Amazon links for this recap.

CDs Now Available:

Brooklyn Crush original Off-Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3)
Score for the show formerly known as F#%king Up Everything by David Eric Davis and Sam Forman. Max Crumm, Lisa Birnbaum, Dawn Cantwell, Katherine Cozumel, Jason Gotay, George Salazar and Douglas Widick. "Brooklyn Crush," "Why?," "Juliana," "Something I Just Like About You," "Me and My Bong," "Sticking Around," "Please You," "If You Were Mine," "Hot," "Be My Bro," "F#%ck-It List," "Falling," "Arielle's Areolas," "Awkward Silence," "Brooklyn Crush (Reprise)," "Getting High," "Email Song," "Take Me As I Am," "Falling (Reprise) / Take Me As I Am (Reprise)." Produced by Michael Croiter. Also offered at a sale price at

Florence Foster Jenkins
(Universal/Decca/U.K. - new import CD)
Soundtrack for 2016 film starring Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins and Simon Helberg as Cosmé McMoon. "Florence Foster Jenkins," "When I Have Sung My Songs to You" (Meryl Streep), "Socialite," "Bribing," "Adele's Laughing Song" (Streep, Simon Helberg), "Florence & Whitey," "Take It Easy" (Fats Waller), "Delibes: The Bell Song" (Aida Garifullina), "Delibes: The Bell Song" (Streep, Helberg), "McMoon," "Sing Madame Florence," "Chopin Prelude in E Minor" (Helberg), "Charlie's Prelude" (John Kirby), "Bedtime," "For Toscanini," "Mozart: Queen of the Night's Aria" (Streep, Helberg), "On Radio," "Going to Kathleen's," "St Clair's Blues," "The Post," "Carnegie Hall," "The Audience," "After Reading," "Like a Bird" (Streep, Helberg), "I Think I Am Going to Read," "For the Love of Music," "Brahms: Wiegenlied" (Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bengt Forsberg), "Valse Caressante" (Streep, Helberg).

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Cop Rock: The Complete Series
(Shout! Factory - new on 3-DVDs)
1990 ABC musical police drama series. Cast includes Anne Bobby, Barbara Bosson, Ronny Cox, Vondie Curtis-Hall, David Gianopoulos, Larry Joshua, Paul McCrane, James McDaniel, Ron McLarty, Mick Murray, Peter Onorati. Composers include Greg Edmonson, Alan Elliott, Randy Newman, Mike Post. 11 episodes, 480 minutes.

M Butterfly
(Warner Archive - new on DVD-R)
1993 film based on David Henry Hwang play. Jeremy Irons, Song Liling, Ian Richardson, Barbara Sukowa, and Annabel Leventon.[1] Screenplay by David Henry Hwang. Directed by David Cronenberg. 101 minutes.

Pinky Tomlin Collection
(Alpha Video - on 4 DVDs)
Four musical films featuring singer/songwriter/bandleader Pinky Tomlin. Thanks for Listening (1937), Sing While You're Able (1937), With Love and Kisses (1936), Swing It Professor (1937).

Splendor in the Grass
(Warner Archive - new on DVD-R)
1961 film with screenplay by William Inge (who won an Oscar and appears briefly in the film). Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle. Directed by Elia Kazan. 124 minutes.

BOOKs Now Available:

Terrence McNally and Fifty Years of American Gay Drama
(Cambria Press - Hardcover Book)
By John M Clum. First book-length study on the relationship of the plays by Terrence McNally. Examines McNally's work from the political movements of the 1960s and the history of gay men in New York during the early years of gay liberation, the age of AIDS, and the new reality of gay marriage and families. 238 pages.


Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined
(Ghostlight Records - new on 2 CDs)
West End production cast recording (previously played U.S. as What's It All About?. Recorded November 2015. Score by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Kyle Riabko arranger and music director. Cast/musicians includes Kyle Riabko, Daniel Bailen, Greg Coulson, Anastacia McCleskey, Stephanie McKeon, Renato Paris, James Williams. Co-conceived by Kyle Riabko and David Lane Seltzer.

She Loves Me 2016 Broadway revival cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
2016 Roundabout production. Score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Cast includes Laura Benanti, Zachary Levin, Gavin Creel, Byron Jennings, Michael McGrath, and Jane Krakowski, Peter Bartlett, with Nicholas Barasch. "Overture," "Good Morning, Good Day," "Sounds While Selling," "Days Gone By," "No More Candy," "Three Letters," "Tonight at Eight," "I Don't Know His Name," "Perspective," "Goodbye, Georg," "Will He Like Me?," "Ilona," "I Resolve," "A Romantic Atmosphere," "Mr. Nowack, Will You Please...," "Dear Friend," "Entr’acte," "Try Me," "Where's My Shoe?," "Vanilla Ice Cream," "She Loves Me," "A Trip to the Library," "Grand Knowing You," "Twelve Days to Christmas," "Finale," "Bows," " Recorded 4/25/16. Also at

Two Cities: Original London Cast
(new import CD)
1969 musical previously released on LP. Score by Jeff Wayne (music) and Jerry Wayne (lyrics). Edward Woodward, Kevin Colson, Nicolette Roeg, Elizabeth Power, Leon Greene. Score plus demo recordings. "The Best of Times," "Tender Love and Patience," "Independent Man / What Would You Do," "Look Alike," "And Lucie Is Her Name / Golden Haired Doll," "Suddenly," "The Time Is Now," "The Machine of Doctor Guillotine," "Two Different People," "Only a Fool," "Will We Ever Meet Again," "Knitting Song," "Quartet - Two Different People / Will We Ever Meet Again / Only a Fool / Knitting Song," "Long Ago," "It's a Far, Far Better Thing." BONUS DEMO TRACKS: "The Wine That Flows in the Street," "Tender Love and Patience," "What Would You Do Without Me," "Look Alike," "Someone to Love," "For Justice We March," "Let Them Eat Cake," "The Proposal Song," "I Would Give My Life," "The Machine of Doctor Guillotine."


Clyde Fitch and the American Theatre: An Olive in the Cocktail
(Fairleigh Dickinson University Press - Hardcover Book)
By Kevin Lane Dearinger. Biography of Clyde Fitch (1865-1909). 584 pages.

Hamilton 2017 Wall Calendar
(Universe Publishing - Wall Calendar)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago: In Their Own Words
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Hardcover/Paperback)
By John Mayer. An account of the early years and development of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, its work, and the methodologies. Extensive, in-depth interviews conducted by the author with ensemble members. Interviewees include co-founders Jeff Perry, Gary Sinise and Terry Kinney, along a myriad of ensemble, staff, board members and others. 280 pages.


Added to September 9:

Disaster! original Broadway cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
2016 Broadway cast includes Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Kevin Chamberlin, Adam Pascal, Faith Prince, Rachel York, Seth Rudetsky, Jennifer Simard, Max Crumm, Baylee Littrell and Lacretta Nicole. Also pre-ordering at

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Barbra Streisand: Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway
(new on CD)
Barbara Streisand "partners with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars to sing Broadway classics." Late 2016.