Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 6/27/17 (updated 6/30/17)

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2017: June 20, 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

Bandstand OBC
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
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." Also at and on mp3.

Rabbit & Rogue Limited Deluxe Edition
(Sony Classical - new on CD + DVD)
Danny Elfman's first ballet score (for Twyla Tharp's choreography for the American Ballet Theater). Limited Deluxe Edition offers a variety of insights into the production of the ballet score, including a bonus DVD with an exclusive interview with Danny Elfman. Standard edition released on CD/mp3/at iTunes June 7, 2017.

The Wind in the Willows OLC
(Sony Masterworks - new CD-R)
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe score. The musical beings previews June 16 at the London Palladium. Mid-June 2017 release expected. Rufus Hound, Simon Lipkin, Craig Mather, Neil McDermott, Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot as Badger. Produced by Stiles and Drewe and co-produced by Simon Lee. "Spring," "Messing About in a Boat," "Speed is of the Essence," "One Swallow Does Not a Summer Make," "The Open Road," "The Hedgehog's Nightmare," "The Amazing Mr Toad," "The Wild Wooders," "Autumn," "A Friend is Still a Friend," "Toad's Escape," "As if in a Dream," "We're Taking Over the Hall," "To Be a Woman," "A Place to Come Back To," "The Wassailing Mice," "The Greatest Great Escape," "Hush!," "The Fight," "Finale." CD available directly from the UK at Amazon UK.

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

The Hamilton Instrumentals
(Atlantic Records - digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Instrumental companion to the OBC recording. "Alexander Hamilton," "Aaron Burr, Sir," "The Story of Tonight," "The Schuyler Sisters," "Farmer Refuted," "You'll Be Back," "Right Hand Man," "A Winter's Ball," "Helpless," "Satisfied," "The Story of Tonight" (Reprise), "Wait For It," "Stay Alive," "Ten Duel Commandments," "Meet Me Inside," "That Would Be Enough," "Guns and Ships," "History Has Its Eyes On You," "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)", "What Comes Next?," "Dear Theodosia," "Non-Stop," "What'd I Miss," "Cabinet Battle #1," "Take a Break," "Say No To This," "The Room Where It Happens," "Schuyler Defeated," "Cabinet Battle #2," "Washington on Your Side," "One Last Time," "I Know Him," "The Adams Administration," "We Know," "Hurricane," "The Reynolds Pamphlet," "Burn," "Blow Us All Away," "Stay Alive" (Reprise), "It's Quiet Uptown," "The Election of 1800," "Your Obedient Servant," "Best of Wives and Best of Women," "The World Was Wide Enough," "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story."

Just One "Q"
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes
Original cast recording of score written by Ted Shen (music) and Ellen Fitzhugh (lyrics). Performed by T. Oliver Reid. Produced in New York in 2016. Released 5/29/17.

Soulpepper Alligator Pie
(digital album on mp3/at iTunes
Soulpepper Theatre Company musical adaptation of the children's poems of Dennis Lee. Appearing at Pershing Square Signature Center in July. Released in 2016.

Soulpepper's Manhattan Concert Cycle, Vol. 1: Downtown "The Melting Pot"
(digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Soulpepper Theatre Company musical love letter from Toronto's artists to the city of New York. Appearing at Pershing Square Signature Center in July. Released in 2016.

Soulpepper Spoon River
(digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Soulpepper Theatre Company musical adaptation of adaptation of Spoon River, Edgar Lee Masters' poems. Appearing at Pershing Square Signature Center in July. Released in 2016.

"Waving Through a Window"
(Atlantic Records - digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Owl City cover of song from Dear Evan Hansen. Released 6/23/17.

Streaming Video Now Available:

2017 Tony Awards
(Amazon Streaming Video)
Available in 12 individual episodes: Opening Number, Come From Away, Miss Saigon, Falsettos, Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Hello, Dolly!, War Paint, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812, Bandstand, In Memoriam, Closing Number. Released 6/10/17 (says Amazon).


Lost West End Vintage: London's Forgotten Musicals
(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
Celebrates London's forgotten musicals of the 1940s, '50s and '60s (from 1948 to 1962), compiling songs from 35 West End productions. Over 50 tracks (including over 20 tracks appearing on CD for the first time) from London cast recordings to pop covers, live recordings and other musical rarities. From these musicals: Carissima (1948), Cage Me A Peacock (1948), Ace Of Clubs (1950), Dear Miss Phoebe (1950), Blue For A Boy (1950), Gay's The Word (1951), Zip Goes A Million (1951), The Glorious Days (1953), Happy Holiday (1954), Twenty Minutes South (1955), Romance In Candlelight (1955), Listen To The Wind (1955), Wild Grows The Heather (1956), Aladdin - The Wonderful Lamp (1956), Grab Me A Gondola (1956), Harmony Close (1957), Lady At The Wheel (1958), Expresso Bongo (1958), Mister Venus (1958), Chrysanthemum (1958), Valmouth (1959), Lock Up Your Daughters (1959), The Crooked Mile (1959), Kookaburra (1959), Make Me An Offer (1959), When In Rome (1959), Follow That Girl (1960), Johnny The Priest (1960), The Golden Touch (1960), Call It Love (1960), Belle, Or The Ballad Of Dr, Crippen (1961), Stop The World I Want To Get Off (1961), Wildest Dreams (1961), Scapa! (1962), Vanity Fair (1962). Follows earlier releases Lost West End (2015) and Lost West End 2 (2016). Includes informative 16-page booklet. Also available directly from the U.K. at


M. Butterfly: Broadway Tie-In Edition
(Plume - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by David Hwang, returning to Broadway in October 2017. 124 pages.

William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016
(Mint Museum - Hardcover Book)
Rebecca Elliot, Peter Marks, Annie Carlano (editor). A review of the illustrious career of costume designer William Ivey Long and an analysis of his work. Illustrations of his sketches, fabric swatches, and costume designs; discussion of the productions brought to life by his award-winning costumes.


Amazon link finally started working:

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.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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