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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 5/20/14

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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May 13, 6 | April 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | March 25, 18, 11, 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013

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CDs Now Available:

The Bridges of Madison County OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on 2 CDs)
Jason Robert Brown. Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, Hunter Foster, Cass Morgan. "To Build a Home," "Home Before You Know It," "Temporarily Lost," "What Do You Call a Man Like That?," "You're Never Alone," "Another Life," "Wondering," "Look At Me," "The World Inside a Frame," "Something From a Dream," "Get Closer," "Falling Into You," "State Road 21," "Who We Are And Who We Want To Be," "Almost Real," "Before and After You," "One Second and a Million Miles," "When I'm Gone," "It All Fades Away," "Always Better." Released at mp3 and at iTunes 4/15/14. Recorded March 3.

Elaine Paige: The Ultimate Collection
(Rhino - new import CD)
To include songs from musical theatre, Paige's favorite album songs, fan favorites and rare recordings. "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" (1978 Version, "Memory" (1981 Uk Single, "Ave Maria," "I Don't Know How To Love Him," "What I Did For Love," "One Night Only," "Sometimes," "Unchained Melody," "I Know Him So Well" (Duet With Barbara Dickson)" (1984 Single, "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word," "For You," "La Vie En Rose," "I Dreamed A Dream" (Live, "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "With One Look," "The Prayer" (Duet With Barry Manilow, "I'm Still Here," "It's Raining On Prom Night" (1983 Outtake From Stages, "What A Feeling" (Ted Carfrae Mix - 1984 Outtake From Cinema)(From "Flashdance", "Be On Your Own" (Almighty Remix)" (Radio Edit). Available in the UK at Amazon UK.

Mark Farris: My Romance
(new on CD/mp3)
International pianist/singer. "Hello, Young Lovers," "Once In A Lifetime," "I've Got A Crush On You / The Nearness Of You," "Ten Minutes Ago," "Isn't It a Pity?," "Take Five," "Jessie," "Moon River," "Rhode Island Is Famous For You," "When Bert's Not Here," "So In Love / From This Moment On," "My Romance." Clips, tracks and CD available at CD Baby.


Nick Ziobro: A Lot of Livin' to Do
(new mp3/iTunes)
17-year-old singer's debut album. "A Lot of Livin' to Do," "This Guy's in Love with You," "It All Depends on You," "Nobody Else But Me," "Here's That Rainy Day," "The Rainbow Connection," "I Won't Dance," "Summer, Highland Falls," "Too Close for Comfort," "How Long Has This Been Going On?," "Anyone Can Whistle," "All of Me," "Blame It on My Youth." With Tedd Firth on piano, Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, Jay Leonhart on bass, Ray Marchica on drums, Brian Pareschi on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Marc Phaneuf on saxophone and clarinet. Liner notes by Michael Feinstein. Produced by Michael Feinstein. Clips, tracks and digital album also available at CD Baby.

Violet OBC Digital
(PS Classics - iTunes)
Jeanine Tesori/Brian Crawley score. Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Joshua Henry, Alexander Gemignani, Annie Golden, Ben Davis. "Water in the Well," "Surprised," "On My Way," "M&M's," "Luck of the Draw," "Question 'N' Answer," 'It Was My Mama's...', "All to Pieces," "Water in the Well (Reprise)," "A Healing Touch," 'I Saw You Writing in That Book Again...', "Let It Sing," 'There's Your First Miracle...', "Anyone Would Do," "Who'll Be the One (If Not Me)," "Last Time I Came to Memphis," "Go to It," "Lonely Stranger," "Lay Down Your Head," "Anyone Would Do (Reprise)," "Hard to Say Goodbye," 'Little Girl Got It All Figured out...', "Promise Me, Violet," "Raise Me Up," "Down the Mountain," "In the Chapel," "Raise Me up (Reprise)," "Look at Me," 'Don't Try to Quote to Me...', "That's What I Could Do," 'I Want to Bless You...', "Surprised (Reprise)," 'I Tried to Tell You...', "Promise Me, Violet (Reprise)," "Bring Me to Light." Digital booklet. CD to be released June 3.

BOOKs Now Available:

(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Eric Bogosian monologues. To be 192 pages.

Blithe Spirit
(Bloomsbury Methuen - Paperback Book)
New edition of the Noel Coward play published to coincide with the 2014 new West End revival at the Gielgud Theatre, starring Angela Lansbury as Madame Arcati. 128 pages.

Brunette Ambition: Lea Michele
(Crown Archetype - Hardcover Book/Audiobook/Kindle Edition)
Lea Michele "shares her experiences and insider tips on beauty, fashion, inner strength, and more in an illustrated book that's part memoir, part how-to, and part style guide." 224 page, with photos.

The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals
(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - Hardcover Book/Kindle edition)
By Dan Dietz. Detailed examination of every musical and revue which opened on Broadway during the 1960s. Also covers revivals, one-man and one-woman shows. Each entry includes: Opening and closing dates; Plot summaries; Cast members; Number of performances; Names of all important personnel including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors; Musical numbers and the names of performers who introduced the songs; Production data, including information about tryouts; Source material; Critical commentary; Tony awards and nominations; Details about London and other foreign productions. Appendices include a discography, film and television versions, published scripts, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and lists of productions by the New York City Center Light Opera Company, the New York City Opera Company, and the Music Theatre of Lincoln Center. 784 pages.

The Home for Wayward Ladies
(Dress Circle Publishing - new Paperback/Kindle edition)
Novel by Drama Desk Award winning producer Jeremy Scott Blaustein.

Masked: The Life of Anna Leonowens, Schoolmistress at the Court of Siam
(Univ of Wisconsin Press - Hardcover Book)
By Alfred Habegger. Anna Leonowens, the subject of "Anna and the King of Siam" and Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I. "Draws on the archives of five continents and recent Thai-language scholarship to disclose the complex person behind the mask and the troubling facts behind the myth." 560 pages.

Theo: An Autobiography
(Univ of Wisconsin Press - Paperback Book)
Autobiography of actor and activist Theodore Bikel. First published in 2002, this edition is "With reflections upon my ninetieth year edition." 468 pages.

Things We Said Today: Short Plays
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Plays by Neil LaBute.


All That Jazz Blu-ray
(Criterion - new on 3-disc Blu-ray/DVD and 2-disc DVD)
1979 film. Roy Scheider, Ann Reinking, Jessica Lange, LEland Palmer, Cliff Gorman, Ben Vereen. Directed by Bob Fosse. Extras: feature-length audio commentary with editor Alan Heim; scene-specific commentary with Roy Scheider; new Razzle-Dazzle video essay by Matt Zoller Seitz; 1980 episode of talk show "Tomorrow" with Fosse and choreographer Agnes de Mille; new interview with Heim; new interview with Fosse biographer Sam Wasson; interview excerpts and footage from the set, featuring Fosse and Scheider; 2007 documentary Portrait of a Choreographer; 2007 documentary The Soundtrack: Perverting the Standards; 2007 interview with George Benson about his song "On Broadway," which opens the film. Also included, booklet featuring an essay by Hilton Als. New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed 3.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray.

Paternity Soundtrack
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
David Shire's score for 1981 Burt Reynolds film. The complete score, from the Shire's original master plus the few cues he didn't include for time reasons, and some bonus tracks. "Baby Talk —Main Title," "Crappy Birthday," Isn't It Romantic?" (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart), "The Buddy System," "Follow that Cab," The Nearness of You ," "(Ned Washington/Hoagy Carmichael)," "Conception Sequence," "Exer-Cycle," "Park Scene," Remembrance Montage," I Love You —Finale and End Title" and Bonus Tracks: "Main Title (instrumental version)," Baby Talk (unused)," Stella by "Starlight" (Ned Washington/Victor Young), "It's Easy to Remember (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) ," "End Title (alternate)," "Love's Gonna Find You" (kids chorus overdub). "Baby Talk" lyrics by Lyrics by David Frishberg. Stereo. Limited to 1000 copies only; $19.98, plus shipping. Clips and ordering at Kritzerland Records.

Spencer Day: Daybreak
(new digital album)
Songs from the 1960s and original songs. "Missing Tonight," "Naturally," "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," "Don't Let Me In," "Never My Love," "Wait Till I Get You Alone," "Groovin'," "Bad Moon Rising," "World Without Love," "You Don't Know You're Lonely." Available early at


Aladdin OBC Digital
(Disney - new on mp3/iTunes)
Menken/Ashman score; additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Reed, Brian Gonzales, Brandon O'Neill, Jonathan Schwartz, Clifton Davis, Don Darryl Rivera, Merwin Foard, Michael James Scott, and Jonathan Freeman. "Overture," "Arabian Nights," "One Jump Ahead," "One Jump Ahead (Reprise)," "Proud of Your Boy," "These Palace Walls," "Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim," "A Million Miles Away," "Diamond in the Rough," "Friend Like Me," "Act One Finale," "Prince Ali," "A Whole New World," "High Adventure," "Somebody's Got Your Back," "Proud of Your Boy (Reprise)," "Prince Ali (Sultan Reprise)," "Prince Ali (Jafar Reprise)," "Finale Ultimo," "Proud of Your Boy," "Genie Medley." CD to be released June 17.

Bullets Over Broadway OBC Digital
(Masterworks Broadway - new mp3 and at iTunes)
Cast includes Brooks Ashmanskas, Zach Braff, Nick Cordero, Marin Mazzie, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe, Lenny Wolpe, Heléne Yorke, Karen Ziemba, Jim Borstelmann, Janet Dickinson. "Overture," "Tiger Rag," "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You," "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me," "'Tain't a Fit Night Out For Man or Beast," "The Hot Dog Song," "They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me," "Up a Lazy River," "I'm Sitting On Top of the World," "Let's Misbehave," "There's a Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway," "(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You," "Here Comes the Hot Tamale Man," "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do," "Runnin' Wild," "There's a New Day Comin'!," "There'll Be Some Changes Made," "I Ain't Gonna Play Second Fiddle," "I've Found a New Baby," "The Panic Is On," "She's Funny That Way," "Yes! We Have No Bananas!," Bonus Track: The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band featuring Woody Allen. CD to to be released June 10.

Love's Labour's Lost Digital
(Ghostlight - new digital on mp3)
Shakespeare in the Park cast. Michael Friedman score. Daniel Breaker, Kevin Del Aguila, Colin Donnell, Rachel Dratch, Andrew Durand, Kimiko Glenn, Jeff Hiller, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Justin Levine, Patti Murin, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Bryce Pinkham, Charlie Pollock, Caesar Samayoa, Maria Thayer, Audrey Lynn Weston, Michael R. Douglass, and Bradley Gibson. "Prologue," "Young Men," "Hey Boys," "Hey Boys (Reprise)," "I Love Cats," "Jaquenetta," "Brabant Song, Pt1," "Brabant Song, Pt2," "Brabant Song, Pt3," "Change Of Heart," "Rich People," "Academia," "Love s a Gun," "The King s Sonnet," "Dumaine s Poem," "Longaville s Sonnet," "Are You a Man?," "It s Not a Good Idea," "To Be With You," "Stop Your Heart," "I Don t Need Love," "The Tuba Song," "The Owl and the Cuckoo." CD to be released July 8. Recorded 1/27/14.


The Playbill Broadway Yearbook: June 2013 to May 2014: Tenth Annual Edition
(Playbill Books/Applause Books - new hardcover book)
Information, photos (more than 4,000, many in color) and memorabilia from the entire 2013-2014 Broadway season (the more than 70 Broadway shows that ran during the season), plus coverage of many other events, including "Gypsy of the Year," "Broadway Bares," "Forbidden Broadway," and the annual Broadway League softball championship players, and reports from a representative of each show on opening night presents, daily rituals, celebrity visits, ghostly encounters, favorite health tips and regimens, memorable ad-libs, etc. 400 pages.

The Wordsmiths: Oscar Hammerstein II and Alan Jay Lerner
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Reissue of 1995 book by Stephen Citron. Analyses of lyrics and insights into plots and dialogue, plus a mini-reference with photographs of notable productions and of the artists. Also included, a complete list of works, extensive bibliography, and chronology of Hammerstein's and Lerner's lives in relation to events in the world and musical theater. 464 pages.


Added to June 3:

Alison Fraser: The Men in My Life
(Original Cast Records - CD reissue)
2000 solo album. "Storyteller" (by Christopher McGovern), "The Beautiful Land" (by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley), "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars/The Look Of Love" (by Antonio Carlos Jobim & Gene Lees; Burt Bacharach & Hal David), "Everyday I Write the Book" (by Elvis Costello), "City Of Dreams/The End Comes Softly" (by David & Joseph Zellnik), "Parallel Lines" (by Todd Rundgren), "Wrong For Me" (by Rusty Magee), "Young at Heart" (by Carolyn Leigh & Johnny Richards; w/ The Vice Medley), "Smoke" (by Charles Leipart & Eric Schorr), "Put It on My Tab" (by Marion Adler & Craig Bohmler), "Show Me the Way To Go Home" (by Irving King), "The Pill Song" (by William Finn), "The Passion Of Rhoda" (by William Finn; duet w/ Finn), "Romantic Notions" (by Barry Harman & Keith Herrmann), "Men in My Life" (by Alison Fraser & Christopher McGovern).

Alison Fraser: A New York Romance
(Original Cast Records - CD reissue)
1996 album. "Romance Romance/Orange Colored Sky," "I Don't Know Enough About You," "Teach Me Tonight/You Can Leave Your Hat On," "Warm All Over/Till There Was You," "Impossible," "Can't Take You Nowhere," "Overs," "Coming Apart," "Pain," "Some Of These Days/Who's Sorry Now/Goody Goody/I Wanna Be Around/After You've Gone," "I Wish You Love," "What'll I Do/Always/No Regrets," "New York Romance," "Orange Colored Sky," "I'm Breaking Down," "The Blonde Song," "The Green Heart," "At The Codfish Ball/Hold Tight/By The Beautiful Sea," "Love Me For What I Am," "When You Gotta Go/Sweet Beginning," "Darling Children."

Lizzie Borden
(Original Cast Records - new digital)
Out of print 1998 American Stage Company cast recording. Score by Christopher McGovern and Amy Powers. Starring Alison Fraser.

Added, no release date:

Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swingin' new Off Broadway Cast
(DRG Records - new on CD)
12th Forbidden Broadway recording. Written by Gerard Alessandrini. Carter Calvert, Scott Richard Foster, Mia Gentile and Marcus Stevens, with David Caldwell on piano. Recorded Produced by Hugh Fordin. May 15 at Avatar Studios in Manhattan.