Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 6/20/17 (updated 6/23/17)

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Earlier recaps:

2017: June 13, 6 | 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:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
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." Releaed on mp3 and at iTunes May 30.

John Owen-Jones: Collection of Musical Favourites
(new import CD)
West End musical theater performer. "This is the Moment," "The Music of the Night," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "Till I Hear You Sing," "Anthem," "Maria," "Pretty Lady" (with Bryn Terfel, Michael Ball), "Kiss of the Spiderwoman," "For Good" (with Ruthie Henshall), "I'd Rather Be Sailing," "Why, God, Why?," "Bui Doi," "Tell My Father," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Suddenly," "Bring Him Home."

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

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Bandstand OBC digital
(Broadway Records - new digital album)
Score by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor. Cast includes Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, Beth Leavel. Produced by Michael Croiter. "Just Like It Was Before," "Donny Novitski," "I Know a Guy," "Ain't We Proud," "Proud Riff," "Who I Was," "Counterpoint/Pie Jesu," "Just Like It Was Before (Reprise)," "First Steps First," "Breathe," "You Deserve It," "Dwight Anson & Jean Ann," "Love Will Come and Find Me Again," "Right This Way," "Nobody," "The Boys Are Back," "I Got a Theory," "Everything Happens," "Welcome Home," "A Band in New York City," "This Is Life," "This Is Life (Reprise)," "Welcome Home (Finale)," "Epilogue." Digital, in-theatre and date. At Amazon and elsewhere June 30.

BOOKs Now Available:

Do You Know Who I Am?: A Memoir
(Bloomsbury Continuum - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Tim Pigott-Smith (Charles III) writes about theatrical, acting, and production technique, giving unique insight into the actor's trade. Also, perceptive critical appreciation of other acting geniuses he has worked with—Peggy Ashcroft, Ian McKellen, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and countless others. Accompanied by black and white photographs. 352 pages.

Hamilton and Philosophy
(Open Court - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Aaron Rabinowitz and Robert Arp, editors. "professional thinkers expose, examine, and ponder the deep and controversial implications of this runaway hit Broadway musical." 288 pages. Paperback appears to be shipping ahead of its July 1 release date.

CALENDAR Now Available:

The Metropolitan Opera 2018 Wall Calendar
(Universe Publishing - Wall Calendar)
Features full-color photographs from recent performances, including L'Elisir d'Amore, Il Trovatore, Turandot, Lucia di Lammermoor, and La Bohème.


Bubble Boy
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of Cinco Paul score. "Bubble Boy," "It Will Be Chloe," "Stay Clean," "Falling for the Boy," "Decontaminate Me," "Prom Night," "It Will Be Mark," "Prom Night (Reprise)," "Falling for the Boy (Reprise)," "Please Stay," "Out of Here," "Bright and Shiny," "Bring Back My Boy," "Regret," "Something Called Forever," "Gotta Get That Boy," "It's an Elk," "There's a Bubble Around My Heart," "I Stole a Bus," "You Can See the Moon Today," "One More Mile," "I'd Rather Spend One Minute Holding You," "Finale."

Fatherland (Original Music from the Stage Show)
(Caroline International - new import CD)
Score by Matthew Herbert and Karl Hyde (Underworld). Music written for the British play, to debut at the Manchester International Festival on July 1st. 12 tracks. Also at Amazon UK.

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Encores! cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Alan Menken and Howard Ashman score. Cast includes Skylar Astin, Santino Fontana, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kate Wetherhead, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Clark Johnson, Kevin Ligon, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan and Brynn O'Malley. "Overture," "The Rosewater Foundation," "The Rosewater Foundation (Reprise)," "Dear Ophelia," "Thank God for the Volunteer Fire Brigade," "Mushari's Waltz (Magical Moment)," "Thirty Miles From the Banks of the Ohio/Look Who's Here," "Cheese Nips," "The Rosewater Foundation (Reprise II)," "Since You Came to This Town," "A Poem by William Blake," "The Rhode Island Tango," "Eliot/Sylvia," "Plain Clean Average Americans," "A Firestorm Consuming Indianapolis," "Dear Ophelia (Reprise)," "I, Eliot Rosewater." Also at Ghostlight Records.


The American Theatre Wing, an Oral History: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
By Patrick Pacheco. Coffee-table book celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the American Theatre Wing. Untold lore and never-before-seen photos ... traces the American Theatre Wing as a defender of the country's most romantic ideals through two world wars, presciently establishing an interracial policy at the Stage Door Canteen despite being denounced from the well of the United States Senate. Artists from Broadway, Off Broadway, and regional theater tell their own stories in the book, including Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Harold Prince, Neil Patrick Harris, James Corden, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. 248 pages.

The Barter Theatre Story: Love Made Visible
(Appalachian State Univ - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of 1982 book by Mark Dawidziak about the Barter Theatre, opened in 1933 in Abingdon, Virginia, and became the Virginia State Theatre in 1946. The theater where Gregory Peck, Ernest Borgnine, Patricia Neal, Ned Beatty, and Hume Cronyn got their starts. 144 pages.

Broadway General Manager: Demystifying the Most Important and Least Understood Role in Show Business
(Allworth Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By veteran general manager Peter Bogyo. Glimpse into the world of theatrical general management. Laced with humorous insights and personal anecdotes. Examines actual production and operating budgets for a Broadway show and offers analysis of real contracts. Also: How to get started as a general manager; Negotiating contracts; How the producing entity functions; Programming the box office; The issues related to hiring employees; Binding insurance; Financial overview; Maintaining the run of a show; What to do when sales start to slump; Closing a show.

The Cherry Orchard (Stephen Karma adaptation)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Stephen Karam's (The Humans) adaptation of Chekhov's play. Produced in 2016 by Roundabout Theatre.

Damn Yankees: Vocal Score
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Ross & Adler's 1955 Broadway score. 148 pages.

Failing Up: How to Rise Above, Do Better, and Never Stop Learning
(Feiwel & Friends - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton). "Written in the style of a commencement speech, Failing Up brings together what Leslie has learned in life so far, tapping into universal themes of starting something new, following your passions, discovering your own potential, and surrounding yourself with the right people." 192 pages.

Shakespeare in the Theatre: Mark Rylance at the Globe
(Bloomsbury Arden - Paperback Book)
By Stephen Purcell. Explores the Globe Theatre's first decade of productions under the leadership of Sir Mark Rylance. Material from the theatre's archive, interviews with Globe practitioners, and Rylance's own personal archive. Concludes with an in-depth interview with Rylance himself. 272 pages.


Added, no release date:

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of score by Brendan Milburn (music) and Val Vigoda (lyrics). Starring Val Vigoda (Striking 12) and charismatic Wade McCollum. Music direction and orchestrations by Ryan O'Connell. Fall 2017 release expected.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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