Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 5/19/15

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CDs Now Available:

Fun Home (A New Broadway Musical)
(P.S. Classics - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Updated and expanded from the Off-Broadway recording. Additional material, some written for the Broadway version and other musical passages not included on the original recording. Cast includes Beth Malone, Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Emily Skeggs, Roberto Colindrez, Joe Perez. More than half the tracks are new. "It All Comes Back (Opening)", Sometimes my father appeared to enjoy having children..., "Welcome to Our House on Maple Avenue", "Not Too Bad", Just had a good talk with Dad..., "Come to the Fun Home", "Helen's Etude", Thanks for the care package..., "Party Dress", "Changing My Major", I leapt out of the closet..., "Maps", Read a book..., "Raincoat of Love", Clueless in New York…, "Pony Girl", A flair for the dramatic…, "Ring of Keys", Let me introduce you to my gay dad..., Shortly after we were married..., "Days and Days", You ready to go for that drive?..., "Telephone Wire", It was great to have you home..., "Edges of the World", This is what I have of you..., "Flying Away (Finale)." Can also be ordered for early shipping at

Gloria Reuben: Perchance to Dream
(MCG Jazz - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Jazz album from actress-singer Gloria Reuben and band. "Change Partners," "Poor Girl," "Close Enough For Love," "Pure Imagination," "When I Close My Eyes," "How Am I To Know," "Save Your Love For Me," "You Better Love Me," "Sharing The Night With The Blues," "Here's To Life." Released 4/14/15.

Side Show: Added Attractions - Live at 54 BELOW
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Recorded live at 54 Below on 3/9/15. Concert included never-before-heard material such as cut songs, extended versions of familiar hits, and additional surprises. Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, David St. Louis, Blair Ross, Javier Ignacio, Ryan Silverman, Matthew Hydzik, Henry Krieger, and others. Also available at

On the Twentieth Century
(P.S. Classics - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
Score by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Cast includes Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath, Mary Louise Wilson. Disc One: "Overture," "Stranded," "Saddle Up the Horse / On the Twentieth Century," Where's the high priest of the theatre?..., "I Rise Again," An angel of deliverance..., "Oscar Jaffee / Lily Garland," My little accompanist is late..., "Indian Maiden's Lament," What is your name, child?..., "Veronique," "Veronique Playoff," "I Have Written a Play," "Together," "Never," Oscar Jaffee meant nothing to me..., "Our Private World," "Repent," Boys, I've got the play..., "Mine," "I've Got It All." Disc Two: "Entr'acte," "Life Is Like a Train," I have my checkbook right here..., "I Have Written a Play," "Five Zeros," "I Have Written a Play," An anthology of womankind..., "Sign Lily Sign," "She's a Nut," "Max Jacobs," First class all the way..., "Babette," "Because of Her," "Lily / Oscar," I had to do it to save you..., "Finale Ultimo." Recorded March 23, 2015. Also available at

Tokio Confidential: A New Musical
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Studio cast recording of Eric Schorr musical with Jill Paice (original cast), Jose Llana, Jeff Kready (original cast), Telly Leung, Bruce Warren and Manna Nichols. Appeared at Atlantic Theater for Scandal Productions in 2012. "Prologue," "Restless Spirits," "Journey With Me," "If We Had Never Met," "The Power of Suggestion," "Are You Prepared For That?," "Indelible: Dialogue Introduction," "Indelible," "Tale of the Yoshiwara," "Shifting Ground: Dialogue Introduction," "Shifting Ground," "Magic Needles," "Hototogisu," "The Jurisdiction of Affection / Looking-Back Willow," "At Sea: Dialogue Introduction," "At Sea," "Ukiyo," "The Spider," "Beautiful Brevity: Introduction," "Beautiful Brevity," "Finale."


Melissa Errico: More Lullabies and Wildflowers (digital)
(Ghostlight - new digital singles on mp3/iTunes)
Unreleased tracks recorded for her "Lullabies and Wildflowers" album: "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" (Burton Lane/Yip Harburg) and "Maybe Someone Dreamed Us" (Michel Legrand/Alan & Marilyn Bergman).

Music from the Hit Web Series Submissions Only EP
(Yellow Sound Label on mp3 and at iTunes )
Web series created by Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan-Bolger. "Kind of Crazy" (written by Brad Alexander and Jill Abramovitz and performed by Rachel Potter); "Where I'm S'posed to Be" (written and performed by Kate Wetherhead and Julie Foldesi); "Is It Too Late?" and "Uh-Oh" (written and performed by Julie Foldesi); "Locked Away" (written by Julie Foldesi and performed by Jack Scott). Produced and mixed by Michael Croiter.

VINYL ALBUMS Now Available:

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).

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Glee - The Complete Series
(20th Century Fox - on 34 DVD discs)
All episodes and bonus content from the musical TV show's six-year run.

The Rose - Blu-ray Special Edition
(Criterion Collection - new on Blu-ray)
1979 musical film with Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton. Directed by Mark Rydell. Special Edition Features: new 4K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Vilmos Zsigmond, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD master audio soundtrack; audio commentary featuring director Mark Rydell; new interviews with Rydell, Zsigmond, and Bette Midler; archival interviews with Midler and Rydell, with on-set footage; essay by music critic Paula Mejia. 134 minutes.

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).

Whose Life Is It Anyway
(Warner Archive - on DVD-R)
1981 film. Originally a 1972 television play by Brian Clark. Richard Dreyfuss, John Cassavetes, and Christine Lahti. Directed by John Badham. 119 minutes.

BOOKs Now Available:

An American in Paris (BFI Film Classics)
(BFI - new Paperback Book)
By Sue Harris. Draws on archival material to trace the film's development from conception to screen. Offering new insights into the design process ... 112 pages.

Theatre in Passing 2: Searching for New Amsterdam
(Intellect Ltd - Paperback Book)
By (E)lena K. Siemens. Discusses spaces of performance around the world. Indoor theaters, outdoor theatrical spaces and street theater. 216 pages with 100 halftones.


Bessie (Music from the HBO Film)
(Legacy - new on CD)
Songs from the HBO film on Bessie Smith starring Queen Latifah. "Young Woman Blues" (Queen Latifah), "Hot Time In The Old Town" (Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks), "Prove It On Me" (Carmen Twillie), "Weary Blues" (Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven), "Weepin' Woman Blues" (Pat Bass & Queen Latifah), "See See Rider" (Tamar-Kali), "Ballin' The Jack" (Kid Ory's Creole Orchestra), "Down Hearted Blues" (Queen Latifah), "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" (Fats Waller & His Rhythm), "Preachin' The Blues" (Queen Latifah), "I've Got What It Takes" (But It Breaks My Heart To Give It Away)" (Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks), "Work House Blues" (Queen Latifah), "I'm a Mighty Tight Woman" (Sippie Wallace), "(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue" (Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra), "Laugh, Clown, Laugh" (Cécile McLorin Salvant), "Long Old Road" (Queen Latifah), "Gimme A Pigfoot and A Bottle of Beer" (2015 Remix: Bessie Smith featuring Queen Latifah). Released previously on mp3 and iTunes

The Boys In The Band
(Kino - new on Blu-ray)
1970 film based on Mart Crowley play. Directed by William Friedkin. Cast includes Kenneth Nelson, Frederick Combs, Cliff Gorman, Laurence Luckinbill, Keith Prentice, Peter White, Reuben Greene, Robert La Tourneaux, Leonard Frey. 118 minutes.

Finding Neverland: The Album
(Republic - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy. Companion concept album with songs performed by pop singers. "Neverland" (Zendaya), "Stronger" (Kiesza), "Believe" (Nick Jonas), "When Your Feet Don't Touch The Ground" (Ellie Goulding), "Circus Of Your Mind" (Paloma Faith), "What You Mean To Me" (Jennifer Lopez & Trey Songz), "Are We Gonna Play?" (Rita Ora & Sage The Gemini), "Anywhere But Here" (Christina Aguilera), "Beautiful Day" (Jon Bon Jovi), "Stars" (Pentatonix), "My Imagination" (John Legend), "Something About This Night" (Gary Barlow), "We Own The Night" (Matthew Morrison), "All That Matters" (Christina Perri), "If The World Turned Upside" (Goo Goo Dolls).