Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 5/30/17 (updated 6/2/17)

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Earlier recaps:

2017: May 23, 16, 9, 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:

(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
1983 OLC recording of score by Stephen Oliver and Tim Rice. Out of print for 20 years. Produced by Tim Rice and Stephen Oliver. Paul Nicholas, Sharon Lee Hill, , Stephan Tate, David Burt, Chris Langham, and Cantabile. Includes bonus tracks "Running Back For More" (Single Version), Sharon Lee Hill; "The Least of My Troubles," Colm Wilkinson; "Running Back for More," Murray Head.

Day Time on the Radio - Lost Radio Duets from the Doris Day Show (1952-1953)
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
First authorized release of Doris Day's long-lost radio performances. Day Time on the Radio brings to light 32 rarities including 27 duets and five solo performances. Includes duets with Gordon MacRae (four), Kirk Douglas, George Murphy, Ronald Reagan, and Broderick Crawford, plus Tony Martin, Howard Keel, Smilin' Jack Smith, and Frank Loesser. Hidden bonus tracks: Day's renditions of the opening "It's Magic" and closing "Love to Be with You" radio themes sans announcer. Booklet includes detailed notes by Joe Marchese and rare photos. Amazon listing includes track list.

Galavant: The Complete Collection
(Universal Music/Hollywood Records - new on 2 CD-Rs/mp3/)
From the TV musical series. Music by Alan Mencken, lyrics by Glenn Slater. Includes the three volumes of soundtrack music from the TV series (including the recently issued Galavant: The Unreleased Collection), previously available as downloads (the first volume was also available as a CD-R). Cast of the TV show include Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones, Mallory Jansen, Karen David, Luke Youngblood. Featured singers on the album include Hugh Bonneville, Weird Al Yankovic, Ricky Gervais, Kylie Minogue, Matt Lucas, Robert Lindsay, Sheridan Smith, Reece Shearsmith, Eddie Marsan, Alfie Simmons. 33 tracks. Track listing available at Amazon.

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory OBC digital
(Masterworks Broadway - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original Broadway cast recording of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman / Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley score. Cast includes Christian Borle; three Charlie alternates Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, Ryan Sell; Kathy Fitzgerald; Ben Crawford; Trista Dollison; Kathy Fitzgerald; Alan H. Green; F. Michael Haynie; Jackie Hoffman; Emily Padgett; Emma Pfaeffle; John Rubinstein; Michael Wartella; Jared Bradshaw; Kristy Cates; Madeleine Doherty; Stephanie Gibson; Kyle Taylor Parker; Paul Slade Smith. "Overture," "The Candy Man," "Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka!," "Charlie, You & I," "A Letter From Charlie Bucket," "More Of Him To Love," "When Veruca Says," "The Queen Of Pop," "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?," "If Your Father Were Here," "I've Got A Golden Ticket / Grandpa Joe," "It Must Be Believed To Be Seen," "Strike That, Reverse It," "Pure Imagination / Grandpa Joe (Reprise)," "The Oompa Loompa Song / Auf Wiedersehen Augustus Gloop," "When Willy Met Oompa," "Veruca's Nutcracker Sweet," "Vidiots," "The View From Here." CD format to be released June 23.

Holiday Inn OBC digital
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
New Irving Berlin musical. Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Danny Rutigliano, Megan Sikora, and Corbin Bleu. Executive produced by Universal Stage Productions. "Overture," "Steppin' Out with My Baby / I'll Capture Your Heart," "The Little Things in Life," "Blue Skies," "Marching Along with Time," "Heat Wave," "It's a Lovely Day Today," "Plenty to be Thankful For," "Nothing More to Say," "Shaking the Blues Away," "White Christmas," "Holiday Inn / Happy Holiday," "Let's Start the New Year Right," "You're Easy to Dance With," "Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk," "Be Careful, It's My Heart," "Easter Parade," "Song of Freedom," "Let's Say It with Firecrackers," "Finale Ultimo (Steppin' Out with My Baby / I'll Capture Your Heart / Cheek to Cheek)," Bonus Track: "Entr'acte." CD format expected 7/21/17.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Kiss Me, Kate Blu-ray
(Shout! Factory - new on Blu-ray)
London revival of Cole Porter musical, book by Bella Spewack and Samuel Spewack. Filmed in front of a live audience in 2002. Directed by Chris Hunt. Brent Barrett, Michael Berresse, Nancy Anderson, Nicolas Colicos, and Rachel York. 177 minutes.

BOOKs Now Available:

All the World's a Stage: The Story of Bard on the Beach
(Heritage House Pub - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Jayne Seagrave. A celebration of the twenty-eight-year history of Western Canada's most illustrious Shakespeare festival. Unfolds in five acts highlighting the people, history, growth, and future of this unique theatre company and features dozens of full-colour photographs of sumptuous sets, elaborate costumes, tireless volunteers, actors in mid-soliloquy, and more. 288 pages.

The Book of Broadway: The Definitive Plays and Musicals
(Voyageur Press - Hardcover Book)
Update of Eric Grode's 2015 book. 150 profiles of the best, most influential, and most important Broadway musicals and plays ever produced ... everything from the The Black Crook to Hamilton. New edition with numerous updates and corrections. 328 pages.

Dear Evan Hansen TCG Edition
(Theatre Communications Group - new Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
The musical by Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. 144 pages.


Track list announced:

2017 Tony Award Season album
(Tony Award Productions & Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon)
"Deep Beneath the City/Not There Yet" (In Transit), "Times Are Hard For Dreamers" (Amélie), "The Baseball Game" (Falsettos), "With One Look" (Sunset Boulevard), "In a World Like This" (A Bronx Tale), "Sincerely, Me" (Dear Evan Hansen), "Shaking the Blues Away" (Holiday Inn), "It Must Be Believed to Be Seen" (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), "Letters" (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), "The Last Night of the World" (Miss Saigon), "Me and the Sky" (Come From Away), "Nobody" (Bandstand), "Journey to the Past" (Anastasia), "Memory" (Cats), "Seeing You" (Groundhog Day). Cover art by Justin "Squigs" Robertson. The first 1,000 people to order the album at or at will receive a free limited-edition "Lights of Broadway" Tony Nominees 2017 showcard with their purchase. A portion of the proceeds from the album will go to the American Theatre Wing and Broadway League's arts educations initiatives. Packaging to include an essay by noted musical theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper as well as details about each show. In addition to Amazon, also at

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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