Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 6/16/15

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Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.

CDs Now Available:

2 In Love: David Benoit
(Concord Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Pianist/composer/arranger David Benoit. Featuring vocalist Jane Monheit. "Barcelona Nights," "This Dance," "Too in Love," "Dragonfly," "Love Will Light the Way," "Love in Hyde Park," "The Songs We Sang," "Fly Away," "Something's Gotta Give," "Love Theme from Candide / Send in the Clowns."

Bronies!: For anyone who ever felt a little bit weird Original L.A. cast
(Oddbird Productions - on CD/mp3)
"An original musical that explores - through the lens of pony fandom - the passion, the awkwardness, the creativity, and the community that fandom can inspire. Score by Joe Greene, Heidi Powers and Tom Moore. Clips, tracks, digital album and CD available at

John & Jen
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3)
Keen Company cast recording of Andrew Lippa/Tom Greenwald score. Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan. Will include the premiere of the new song, "Trouble with Men," as well as new orchestrations and two songs from the score never before recorded. To be recorded April 6. Produced by Michael Croiter. Also pre-ordering at

(P.S. Classics - new on CD/mp3)
Studio album of score featuring lyrics by Barry Singer and music by Vernon Duke, with more than 25 never-before-heard Duke melodies, a number of less-well-known classical compositions, and one full-length Duke ballet originally written for the Ballet Russes. The show's plot centers on Misia Sert, legendary muse and patroness of fin de siecle Paris, the subject of many paintings by a number of extraordinary artists, including Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard, each of whom appears as a character in the show. Studio cast includes Marin Mazzie, Bobby Steggert, Jonathan Freeman, Marc Kudisch, Jason Danieley, Lauren Worsham, Telly Leung, Philip Chaffin, Stephen DeRosa, Eddie Korbich, Darcy Dunn and Graham Rowat. "Prelude," "Well, How Nice!," "Carnaval," "Painted, Promised Land," "You Will Know Me," "Arrange Everything," "Coronation," "What I Do," "How I Love to Kick the Can-Can," "Agreement," "My Heart and I," "No Talent at All," "Nijinsky Dance," "To Bed," "Nursery," "Bow Your Head," "Eros and Art," "A Child," "Washerwoman's Ball," "Lies," "We Could Never Kick the Can-Can," "My Gifts." Music direction by Scott Dunn. All-new orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Produced by Tommy Krasker. Currently available for pre-order at

Nevermore —The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
(Broadway Records - new 2-CD set/)
Original Off-Broadway cast album of Jonathan Christenson score. Gaelan Beatty, Shannon Blanchet, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker, Garett Ross, Scott Shpeley, and Lindsie VanWinkle.To be recorded March 24 at Avatar Studios. Produced by Michael Croiter.

Nicholas Rodriguez: The First Time...
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
Debut solo album. "I've Never Been in Love Before /," "Amor, Amor, Amor," "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "Sooner or Later," "Waters of March," "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Sometimes," "He Comes For Conversation," "That's All," "Brave," "Jolene," "You'll Be in My Heart," "A Case of You." Also pre-ordering at Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes


Donna McKechnie: Same Place: Another Time Digital
(Jay Records - digital format at iTunes)
Live recording from September 18 and 19, 2013, concert performances at London's Angel Studios. "Hustle/Where or When/Native New Yorker," Thank you so much I see some old friends, "Uptown-Downtown," Also ironically, "What More Do I Need?," "The Morning After," As I remember, "I Never Know When," Ah Yes, They were becoming interchangeable, "You're Moving Out Today," "Where Do You Start," Marvin Hamlisch was one of the, "At the Ballet," "Astaire," So there I am in the Shubert Theatre, You know in the beginning, "Better Luck Next Time," Of course he was right, "I Got Lost in His Arms," Oh so i'm a late bloomer, "Hate / Love New York," Thank you, "Time in A Bottle," Thank you, wow, what a, "With So Little to Be Sure Of." Arrangements and music direction by John McDaniel. CD format to be released 8/7/15.

Pageant new Off-Broadway cast - Digital
(Jay Records - new on iTunes)
Albert Evans/Bill Russell/Frank Kelly score. Nick Cearley, Nic Cory, Alex Ringler, Marty Thomas, Seth Tucker, Curtis Wiley and John Bolton."Overture / Natural Born Females," "Hair Aware," "Texas Tap," "A Salute To Dixie," "A Classical Fantasia," "Banking On Jesus," "Snappin' Fresh," "Girl Power," "Something Extra (Reprise)," "Goodbye," "Miss Glamouresse," "She's the One," "Exit Music," "It's Gotta Be Venus."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

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.

BOOKs Now Available:

Fetch Clay, Make Man
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Will Power.

A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Lucas Hnath. Presented at Soho Rep in 2013.

Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable
(new Hardcover Book)
Coffee table collection of previously unseen images by photographer Julian Abrams capturing the world of The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable and its inhabitants. Punchdrunk's largest show to date. 130 full-color photographs. Limited first edition. Expected to be released in June 2015. Pre-ordering at


Lost West End
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Brings together over 20 "lost" West End productions, from 1976 to 2009. "Call Me Robin Hood" —Peter Howarth (Robin Prince Of Sherwood), "The World Was Changed this Morning" —Alexander Hanson (Valentines Day), "Beautiful Colours" —Angela Richards (Liza Of Lambeth), "Only One Rose" —Andrew C Wadsworth (Troubadour), "The Four Dames" —Michael Mears, Nicola Kimber, David Rappaport (I) , "Illusions" —Arturo Brachetti (Y) , "Like a Child" —Miriam Stockley (Bernadette), "Eternally" —Dollie de Luxe (Which Witch), "I Never Told Him I Love Him" —Simone Dee (Prisoner Cell Block H), "Don't Look Back" —Graham Bickley, Summer Rognlie (Maddie), "The Souvenirs Of Second Best - Mary Carewe, Company (Lautrec)", "Being a Woman" —Susannah Fellows (Beautiful and Damned), "Touch Me" —Robert Fardell (Behind the Iron Mask), "Say Goodbye - Julie-Alanah Brighten (La Cava), "She Lives with Me" —Simon Burke (Leonardo), "Only Believe" —Meredith Braun (Out Of The Blue), "One Night" —Gayatri Iyer (The Far Pavilions), "Gone with the Wind - Janene Lovullo (Gone with the Wind), "Poor Little Silly Young Me" —Tammy Joelle (Too Close To The Sun), "I'll Go No More A-Roving" —David Essex (Mutiny!), "I Have Your Love" —Philippa Healey (Tess of yhe D'>Urbervilles). Currently pre-ordering at


Terrence McNally Selected Works: A Memoir in Plays
(Grove Press - Hardcover Book)
Terrence McNally has selected eight plays that he considers the most important of his oeuvre, including Mothers and Sons and And Away We Go, neither of which have been previously published. Also included are Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, The Lisbon Traviata, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, A Perfect Ganesh, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class.. McNally introduces each play with a personal essay that recounts an anecdote or discusses an aspect of the play that proceeds it, framing his own life in the theater. A memoir in plays from one of America's most highly regarded and best-loved playwrights. 704 pages.