Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 6/6/17 (updated 6/9/17)

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Earlier recaps:

2017: May 30, 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:

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

Amélie, A New Musical OBC
(Rhino Warner Classics - new on CD)
Broadway cast recording of Daniel Messé (music and lyrics) / Nathan Tysen (lyrics) score. Phillipa Soo, Adam Chanler-Berat, David Andino, Randy Blair, Heath Calvert, Alison Cimmet, Savvy Crawford, Manoel Felciano, Harriett D. Foy, Alyse Alan Louis, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Paul Whitty and Tony Sheldon. "Prologue," "World's Best Dad," "World's Best Friend," "World's Best Mom," "Times Are Hard for Dreamers," "The Commute," "The Bottle Drops," "Three Figs," "The Girls with the Glass," "How To Tell Time," "Tour De France," "Goodbye Amelie," "Backyard," "Stations," "Sister's Pickle," "Halfway," "Window Seat," "There´s No Place Like Gnome," "Real You," "Writing on the Wall," "Blue Arrow Suite," "The Late Nino Quincampoix," "A Better Haircut," "Stay," "Halfway" (reprise), "Where Do We Go From Here," "Times are Hard for Dreamers" (Pop Version)." Released new on mp3 and at iTunes 5/19/17.

Anastasia OBC
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3)
Cast recording of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens score. Cast includes Christy Altomare, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Derek Klena, Caroline O'Connor, Mary Beth Peil, Lauren Blackman, Kyle Brown. "Prologue: Once Upon a December," "A Rumor in St Petersburg," "In My Dreams," "Learn to Do It," "The Neva Flows," "My Petersburg," "Once Upon a December," "Stay, I Pray You," "We'll Go from There," "Still," "Journey to the Past," "Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)," "Crossing a Bridge," "Close the Door," "Land of Yesterday," "The Countess and the Common Man," "In a Crowd of Thousands," "Meant to Be," "Quartet at the Ballet," "Everything to Win," "Once Upon a December (Reprise)," "The Press Conference," "Everything to Win (Reprise)," "Still/The Neva Flows (Reprise)," "Finale." In addition to Amazon, also at

Chip Deffaa's Irving Berlin Rediscovered: Rare Songs of Love and Longing
(Garret Mountain Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Rick Crom, Stephen Bogardus, Ray DeMattis, Natalie Douglas, Jon Peterson, and 25 more. "Goodbye Girlie and Remember Me," "Someone Else May Be There While I'm Gone," "There's a Girl in Havana," "How Can I Forget (When There's so Much to Remember)?," "Kiss Me, My Honey, Kiss Me," "Do It Again," "My Sweetie," "If I Thought You Wouldn't Tell," "Goody, Goody, Goody, Goody, Good," "Mandy," "Tell Me, Little Gypsy," "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody," "The Broadway Chicken Walk," "If All the Girls I Knew Were Like You," "Sadie Salome (Go Home)," "How Do You Do It, Mabel, On Twenty Dollars a Week," "In My Harem I Love to Quarrel with You," "Christmas-Time Seems Years and Years Away," "Wishing," "Furnishing a Home for Two," "After the Honeymoon," "After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It," "When I Lost You," "Simple Melody / Musical Demon," "Oh, That Beautiful Rag," "Stop That Rag," "When the Curtain Falls," "Bring on the Pepper." Richard Danley musical director/pianist. Released 3/1/17.

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Audra McDonald: "Beyond the Moon" (from the musical movie Hello Again)
(Broadway Records - digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Single track from the upcoming film. Music by Michael John LaChiusa; lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa & Cory Krueckeberg. Produced and arranged by Enrico De Trizio, Brad Simmons and Cory Krueckeberg. Vocal producing by Brad Simmons, Jay Rothman, Cory Krueckeberg, Enrico De Trizio. Orchestrated by Enrico De Trizio. 4:35. Released 6/2/17.

BOOKs Now Available:

Arlington [a love story] TCG Edition
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Enda Walsh. Currently playing at St. Ann's Warehouse. 88 pages.

Building the Wall: The Play and Commentary
(Arcade Publishing - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way), and afterword commentary by Douglas S. Massey, Julian E. Zelizer, Timothy Patrick McCarthy. The play is currently playing at New World Stages. 128 pages. Released April 2017.

Dear Evan Hansen Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Vocal line and piano accompaniment for 13 songs from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul score. "Anybody Have a Map?," "Disappear," "For Forever," "Good for You," "If I Could Tell Her," "Only Us," "Requiem," "Sincerely, Me," "So Big/So Small," "To Break in a Glove," "Waving Through a Window," "Words Fail," "You Will Be Found." 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. (Appears to be shipping early.)


Dear Evan Hansen OBC Vinyl w/digital download
(Atlantic - new 2-LP Blue Vinyl)
Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Mike Faist, Michael Park, Will Roland and Kristolyn Lloyd, and Michael Lee Brown, Garrett Long, Olivia Puckett, Colton Ryan, and Asa Somers. "Anybody Have a Map?," "Waving Through A Window," "For Forever," "Sincerely, Me," "Requiem," "If I Could Tell Her," "Disappear," "You Will Be Found," "To Break In a Glove," "Only Us," "Good For You," "Words Fail," "So Big / So Small," "Finale." Produced by Atlantic Records, Alex Lacamoire, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and co-produced by Stacey Mindich. Free digital download also included.

Man in the Moon OBC
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Sheldon Harnick and composer Jerry Bock score for this 1963 Broadway musical. Golden Records recording featuring Bil and Cora Baird, Franz Fazakas, Frank Sullivan, Gerald Freedman and singers Margery Gray, Rose Marie Jun and Eric Carlson, with dialogue scenes interspersed with the original songs. CD debut also features unreleased original demos for the show performed by Bock & Harnick. "Overture: "Jerry Goes to the Moon - Part I," "Look Where I Am," "Jerry Goes to the Moon - Part II," "Itch to Be Rich," "Jerry Goes to the Moon Part III," "Worlds Apart," "Jerry Meets the Man in the Moon - Part I," "You Treacherous Men," "Jerry Meets the Man in the Moon Part II," "Ain't You Never Been Afraid," "Jerry Meets the Man in the Moon Part III," "Worlds Apart (Reprise)" Demo Recordings: "Look Where I Am," "Itch to Be Rich," "Worlds Apart," "You Treacherous Men," "Ain't You Never Been Afraid." Part of Stage Door Records' Collector's Series limited editions. Packaging in retro style of a miniature long-playing record and limited to 500 units. Also at


Hamilton 2018 Wall Calendar
(Universe Publishing - wall calendar)
Features photos of the Hamilton original cast, by Josh Lehrer, lyrics from the show, and important historical dates.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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