Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 6/23/15

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Earlier recaps:

June 16, 9, 2 | May 26, 19, 12, 5 | April 28, 21, 14, 7 | March 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | February 24, 17, 10, 3 | January 27, 20, 13, 6

Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.

CDs Now Available:

Danielle Hope: Bring the Future Faster: Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Solo album from West End actress (The Wizard of Oz, Les Miserables and The Sound of Music tour). "Today," Intro: Welcome to New York, "Manhattan," "The five year plan," "Bring The Future Faster," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," Intro: Three men, one song, "The Music Of The Night," "Mambo Italiano," "I Have Confidence," Intro: My love for the mouse, "My Disney Medley," Intro: A very proper English response, "Invention," "Ne Me Quitte Pas," Intro: So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen and thank you, "Feed the Birds."

Kevin Gray: Forever Always digital
(mp3/iTunes: Volume 1 mp3/volume iTunes, Volume 2 mp3/iTunes and Volume 3 mp3/volume 3)
Double CD available at


Lea DeLaria: House of David: DeLaria + Bowie = Jazz - Digital
(Razor & Tie/Ghostlight - new on mp3/iTunes)
Lea DeLaria "swinging the hell out of" 12 David Bowie songs. "Fame," "Space Oddity," "Golden Years," "Suffragette City" (duet with Janis Siegel), "Starman," "Boys Keep Swinging," "Rebel Rebel," "Let's Dance," "Life on Mars," "Jean Genie," "Modern Love," "Young Americans." CD format to be released July 24.

The Scottsboro Boys OLC digital
(JAY Records - new at iTunes)
Kander & Ebb score. West End transfer cast includes Brandon Victor Dixon, Colman Domingo, Forrest McClendon and James T. Lane. Also in the cast are British actors Julian Glover, Dawn Hope, Dex Lee, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Richard Pitt, Emile Ruddock and Carl Spencer. "Minstrel March," "Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey!," "Commencing In Chattanooga," "Alabama Ladies," "Nothin'," "Electric Chair," "Go Back Home," "Shout," "Make Friends With the Truth," "That's Not the Way We Do Things," "Never Too Late," "Financial Advice," "Southern Days," "Alabama Ladies" (Reprise), "Zat So?," "You Can't Do Me," "The Scottsboro Boys," "Minstrel March (Reprise)," "Last Scene," "Exit Music," "Go Back Home" (Bonus Track). Recorded at Abbey Road's Studio Two. Produced by John Yap. Executive producer Paula Marie Black.

VINYL LPs Now Available:

Funny Girl OBC on vinyl
(Capitol - on vinyl)
Bob Merrill/Jule Styne score. 1964 musical starring Barbra Streisand. "Overture," "If a Girl Isn't Pretty" (Jean Stapleton, Kay Medford, Danny Meehan and Ensemble), "I'm the Greatest Star" (Barbra Streisand), "Cornet Man" (Streisand), "Who Taught Her Everything?" (Medford and Meehan), "His Love Makes Me Beautiful" (John Lankston, Streisand and Ensemble), "I Want to Be Seen With You Tonight" (Sydney Chaplin and Streisand), "Henry Street" (Ensemble), "People" (Streisand), "You Are Woman" (Sydney Chaplin and Streisand), "Don't Rain on My Parade" (Streisand), "Sadie, Sadie" (Streisand and Ensemble), "Find Yourself a Man" (Meehan, Medford and Jean Stapleton), "Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat" (Meehan, Streisand and Ensemble), "Who Are You Now?" (Streisand), "The Music That Makes Me Dance" (Streisand), "Don't Rain on My Parade (Reprise)" (Streisand). [Looking for further details.]

BOOKs Now Available:

Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
(TCG - new Paperback book)
Play by Suzan-Lori Parks. 192 pages.

My First Hundred Years in Show Business: A Memoir
(Overlook Books - Hardcover Book)
By Broadway & Off-Broadway (Grey Gardens, Full Gallop, film and television actress, and university professor Mary Louise Wilson. "Raised in New Orleans with a social climbing, alcoholic mother, Mary Louise moved to New York City in the late 1950s; lived with her gay brother in the Village; entered the nightclub scene in a legendary review; and rubbed shoulders with every famous person of that era and since." Her life story and story of a working actor. 304 pages.

The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek
(Random House for Young Readers - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Seth Rudetsky. Grade level 7 and up.

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.


Finding Neverland OBC
(Republic - new on CD)
Score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy. Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer, Laura Michelle Kelly, Carolee Carmello, Teal Wicks. Produced by Eliot Kennedy and David Chase. Mary-Mitchell Campbell, musical director. Recorded May 4.

Tony Yazbeck: The Floor Above Me
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
Debut album from Tony Yazbeck, currently appearing in On the Town on Broadway. Adapted and expanded from his one-man show of the same name (which returns to 54 Below on March 16 and 23). The show is co-written by Yazbeck and Howard Emanuel and features music direction and arrangements by pianist Jerome Korman. Guest appearances by Clyde Alves (On the Town) and Melinda Sullivan (So You Think You Can Dance). Tony Lewis on drums, Tom Hubbard on bass, Marc McGowan on trumpet, and Jack Bashkow on woodwinds. "Let Yourself Go / No Strings / Fascinating Rhythm / Can't You See It?," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," ""My mom and I drove into New York..."," "Pure Imagination," ""Flash forward to 2007..."," "All I Need Is the Girl," ""I was living out my dream..."," "Moses Supposes," "Till' Kingdom Come," "Got to Get You Into My Life," "Dance Me to the End of Love / I Won't Dance," "Cheek to Cheek," ""So there I was, on top of the world..."," "Nothing I Do," "Where Did I Go Wrong?," ""I was taught to be a fighter..."," "Both Sides Now," "Hello, My Old Heart," ""I'm backstage at the Drury Lane Playhouse..."," "Lucky to Be Me," "Slap That Bass." Produced by Tommy Krasker. Currently pre-ordering at


The 101 Greatest Plays: From Antiquity to the Present
(Guardian Faber Publishing - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Michael Billington (The Guardian) offers his highly personal selection of the 100 greatest plays ranging from the Greeks to the present-day, justifying them in extended essays, and occasional dialogues, that put the plays in context, explain their significance and trace their performance history. 464 pages.

The Best American Short Plays 2013-2014
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Edited by William W. Demastes. Includes Daniel Gallant's Nine Signs of the Times, as well as short plays by Neil LaBute, John Guare, Laura Shaine Cunningham, Daniel F. Levin, Quincy Long, Halley Feiffer, Caridad Svich, and Clay McLeod Chapman.

The Best Plays of 2014
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Lawrence Harbison, editor. Six of the most original plays of the year selected by renowned editor Lawrence Harbison: The Country House (Donald Margulies), Dinner with the Boys (Dan Lauria), Mala Hierba (Tanya Saracho), Our Lady of Kibeho (Katori Hall), When January Feels Like Summer (Cori Thomas), Year of the Rooster (Eric Dufault). 384 pages.

The Death of Natalie Wood A New Play
(Spider Web Press - new digital book Kindle Edition)
Play by Rex Marin.

Joy Ride: Show People and Their Shows
(W.W. Norton & Co - new hardcover book/Kindle edition)
A collection of John Lahr's New Yorker profiles and reviews. 592 pages.

Maggie Smith: A Biography
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Michael Coveney. Written with the actress's blessing and drawing on personal archives, as well as interviews with immediate family and close friends. 352 pages.

Naughty Mabel
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Nathan Lane and Devlin Elliott, illustrated by Dan Krall. For young readers, children ages 4-8. 48 pages.

Offstage Voices: Life in Twin Cities Theater
(Minnesota Historical Society Press - Paperback Book)
By Peg Guilfoyle. Foreword by Sally Wingert. Behind the scenes look at a wide range of Minneapolis/St. Paul theaters, including the Guthrie, the Playwrights' Center, Ten Thousand Things, Mixed Blood, Penumbra, Theater Latté Da, Mu Performing Arts, the Minnesota Fringe Festival, and many more. Interviews with actors, artistic directors, designers, and playwrights. 224 pages.

Stella and Charlie, Friends Forever
(Blue Apple Books - Hardcover Book)
By Bernadette Peters, illustrated by Liz Murphy. Children 3-7 years. 40 pages.

Year of the Fat Knight: The Falstaff Diaries
(Nick Hern Books - Hardcover Book)
By Antony Sher. Follow-up to Sher's 1985 Year of the King. Resulting from Sher's researching, rehearsing, and performing Falstaff for a 2014 Royal Shakespeare Company production. Supplemented by Sher's own paintings and sketches. 208 pages.


Moved to July 10:

The Visit OBC
(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Kander and Ebb score. Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, Jason Danieley, David Garrison, Mary Beth Peil, George Abud, Matthew Deming, Diana Dimarzio, Rick Holmes, Tom Nelis, Newcomer, Aaron Ramey, John Riddle, Elena Shaddow, Timothy Shew, and Michelle Veintimilla. Produced by Michael Croiter. Recording date 4/27/15. Also pre-ordering at

Moved to July 31:

Doctor Zhivago OBC recording
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Score by Music by Lucy Simon, Michael Korie and Amy Powers. Cast includes Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt.

Added to 8/14/15 (digital) and 9/18/15 (CD):

It Shoulda Been You OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/digital)
Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove score. Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howard, Sierra Boggess, with David Burtka, Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Josh Grisetti, Adam Heller, Michael X. Martin, Anne L. Nathan, Nick Spangler, Farah Alvin, Gina Ferrall, Aaron C. Finley, Mitch Greenberg, Jillian Louis, and Edward Hibbert. "I Never Wanted This," "This Day (Opening)," "Who," "It Shoulda Been You," "Back In The Day," "Perfect," "Nice," "Albert's Turn," "Where Did I Go Wrong," "Beautiful," "A Perfect Ending," "Love You Till The Day," "Jenny's Blues," "Whatever," "A Little Bit Less Than," "What They Never Tell You," "Perfect/Whatever Reprise," "That's Family," "Finale." Visit [Artwork may not be final.]