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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 7/8/14

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CDs Now Available:

Love's Labour's Lost
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Shakespeare in the Park cast. Michael Friedman score. Daniel Breaker, Kevin Del Aguila, Colin Donnell, Rachel Dratch, Andrew Durand, Kimiko Glenn, Jeff Hiller, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Justin Levine, Patti Murin, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Bryce Pinkham, Charlie Pollock, Caesar Samayoa, Maria Thayer, Audrey Lynn Weston, Michael R. Douglass, and Bradley Gibson. "Prologue," "Young Men," "Hey Boys," "Hey Boys (Reprise)," "I Love Cats," "Jaquenetta," "Brabant Song, Pt 1," "Brabant Song, Pt 2," "Brabant Song, Pt 3," "Change Of Heart," "Rich People," "Academia," "Love's a Gun," "The King's Sonnet," "Dumaine's Poem," "Longaville's Sonnet," "Are You a Man?," "It's Not a Good Idea," "To Be With You," "Stop Your Heart," "I Don t Need Love," "The Tuba Song," "The Owl and the Cuckoo." Deluxe jewel case packaging with full color 36 page booklet with lyrics, show photos, show synopsis, notes from Mark Harris Oskar Eustis, essay by Columbia University Professor James Shapiro, and an essay by Hilton Als that originally appeared in The New Yorker. Recorded 1/27/14. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes

Steve Lawrence Conquers Broadway
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
26 showtunes from such shows as Gypsy, Oklahoma!, The Sound Of Music, West Side Story, My Fair Lady and The King And I. "It's All Right With Me," "Shall We Dance," "Just In Time," "Bewitched," "Small World," "Too Close For Comfort," "People Will Say We're In Love," "Everything's Comin' Up Roses," "The Sound Of Music," "Out Of This World," "Tonight," "Hello Young Lovers," "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face," "What Is This Thing Called Love," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "Night And Day," "It's Love," "Make Believe," "Till There Was You," "All The Things You Are," "Begin The Beguine," "Someday," "The Song Is You," "Isn't It A Pity," "So In Love," "Speak Low."

You Raise Me Up: John Barrowman
(new import CD/mp3/iTunes)
John Barrowman's 7th studio album. "A Thousand Years," "Listen to the Music," "You Raise Me Up," "Skyscraper," "Mandy," "That's the way it is," "Bridge over troubled water," "Goodbye my friend," "This is the Moment," "Hollywood," "Loch Lomond." Recorded in Angel studios in London in the Spring of 2014. Also available directly from Dress Circle


The Bridge: Escapist Papers
(Independent - mp3/iTunes)
Includes songs performed by Escapist Papers (with Benjamin Scheuer) which appear in the Off-Broadway musical The Lion, starring Scheuer. "The Bridge," "A Surprising Phone-Call," "Doris Comes Home," "Julia, Julia," "Invisible Cities," "Leaving California," "Never Lasts That Long," "The Lion." Released 1/28/14.

Vaudeville Revue!
( Carlisle Music Co. LLC - Digital album)
The Vaudeville Players. "Light Calvary Overture," "Strolling Through the Park / In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree / Hello Ma Baby / I Wonder Whose Kissing Her Now? / Bill Bailey (Medley)," "Sweet Sixteen / Shine On Harvest Moon / Down By the Old Mill Stream / I Want a Girl (Medley)," "Frankie and Johnny / Heart and Flowers (Medley)," "Ring Ring De Banjo / Swanee/Mammy / April Showers / Waiting for the Robert E Lee (Medley)," "My Gal Sal / In the Good Old Summertime / Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Der-Ay / The Band Played On / Sweet Rosie O' Grady (Medley)," "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody / Sweet Georgia Brown / Ramona/Dinah / Daisy Bell / A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody-Reprise (Medley)," "The Swan," "Birth of the Blues," "Overture Medley: Gaston and Alphonse / Hello Frisco/Chicago / If This Is Chicago / Meet Me in St Louis / In Old New York / The Bowery / Chinatown, My Chinatown / Sidewalks of New York," "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning / This Is the Army Mr Jones / K-K-K-Katy / Yankee Doodle Boy (Medley)." Sample clips, tracks and digital album at CD Baby.

CALENDAR Now Available:

2015 On Broadway Wall Calendar
(Time Factory - Wall Calendar)
Monthly pages feature Playbill covers of Cabaret, Hair, Evita, Fiddler, Pippin, Spamalot, Kinky Boots, South Pacific, The Producers, Hairspray, Aida and Annie; with production notes by Michael Gioia, of; and "fun facts". All calendar pages are printed on FSC certified paper with environmentally safe inks. Also available at

BOOKs Now Available:

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
25 of the hit songs Carole King wrote. Piano/vocal arrangements for "Be-Bop-A-Lula," "Beautiful," "Chains," "Happy Days Are Here Again," "He's Sure The Boy I Love," "I Feel The Earth Move," "It Might As Well Rain Until September," "It's Too Late," "The Loco-Motion," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Oh! Carol," "On Broadway," "One Fine Day," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "So Far Away," "Some Kind Of Wonderful," "Take Good Care Of My Baby," "Up On The Roof," "Uptown," "Walking In The Rain," "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place," "Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp Ba Bomp Ba Bomp)," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow)," "You've Got A Friend," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'."

Big Fish: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)Songs from Andrew Lippa score. "Be the Hero," "Daffodils," "Fight the Dragons," "How It Ends," "I Don't Need a Roof," "Out There on the Road," "A Story of My Own," "Stranger," "This River Between Us," "Time Stops," "Two Men in My Life," "What's Next," "The Witch."

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songs from the score by Robert L. Freeman and Steven Lutvak. "Better with a Man," "Foolish to Think," "I Don't Know What I'd Do Without You," "I Don't Understand the Poor," "I've Decided to Marry You," "Inside Out," "Lady Hyacinth Abroad," "Poison in My Pocket," "Poor Monty," "Sibella," "Stop! Wait! What?!," "That Horrible Woman," "Why Are All the D'ysquiths Dying?."

(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Will Eno.

Halvard Solness, Master Builder
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Wallace Shawn adaptation of Ibsen's Master Builder.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Broadway Edition
(Overlook - Paperback Book)
Newly published libretto with updates from the Broadway production.

Rocky: Vocal Selections - Vocal Line with Piano Accompaniment
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Songs from the Ahrens & Flaherty Broadway score, plus four pages of color photos from the show. "Adrian," "Ain't Down Yet," "Fight From The Heart," "The Flip Side," "Happiness," "I'm Done," "In The Ring," "Keep On Standing," "My Nose Ain't Broken," "Patriotic," "Raining."

William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return
(Quirk Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Edition)
By Ian Doescher. Series featuring retellings of the Star Wars Trilogy in the language of Shakespeare. Third installment, following William Shakespeare's Star Wars and William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back.

The Wizard of Oz FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Life, According to Oz
(Applause - Paperback Book)
By David J. Hogan.


From Here to Eternity: The Musical OLC
(CineStage - new import 2-CD set)
Stuart Brayson/Tim Rice score. Ryan Sampson, Siubhan Harrison, Rebecca Thornhill, Robert Lonsdale, David Stoller, Martin Marquez, Darius Campbell and Marc Antolin. "Overture," "G Company Blues," "Thirty Year Man," "Another Language," "Don'cha Like Hawaii," "You Got The Money," "Marking Time," "Fight The Fight," "Run Along Joe," "More Than America," "Thirty Year Man," "Love Me Forever Today," "I Love The Army," "Ain't Where I Wanna Be Blues," "Maybe," "Something In Return," "The Boys of '41," "Almost Perfect Lie," "Finale." Premiered at London's Shaftesbury Theatre in 2013. Also available directly from the U.K. at Dress Circle
and Amazon UK.

The Normal Heart Blu-ray
(new Blu-ray/DVD & DVD)
2014 HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer play. Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Jonathan Groff, Joe Mantello, Stephen Spinella, BD Wong.


Aladdin - Broadway Musical: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Piano/vocal folio includes: "Arabian Nights," "One Jump Ahead," "Proud of Your Boy," "Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim," "A Million Miles Away," "Diamond in the Rough," "Friend Like Me," "Prince Ali," "A Whole New World," "High Adventure," "Somebody's Got Your Back."

Best of Idina Menzel
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Ten of the best-known songs as performed by Idina Menzel arranged for piano, voice and guitar. Includes: Brave," "Defying Gravity," "For the First Time in Forever," "I Dreamed a Dream," "I Stand," "I'm Not That Girl," "Let It Go," "No Good Deed," "Poker Face," "Take Me or Leave Me."

Fiddler on the Roof: Based on Sholem Aleichem's Stories
(Crown - Hardcover Book)
By Joseph Stein. Released to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Broadway premiere (and to preempt the next Broadway revival, scheduled for 2015), the full text and lyrics from the original production.

I Joke Too Much: The Theatre Director's Tale
( Capercaillie Books Limited - Paperback Book)By National Theatre and Broadway director Michael Rudman.

LIFE The Wizard of Oz: 75 Years Along the Yellow Brick Road
(Life - Hardcover Book)
Heavily-illustrated book revisits behind-the-scenes photography of the film shoot, shots from from the Culver City set, and also of the music being recorded, plus intimate pictures of the stars and their families. Also uncovers photography of the associated events: Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney performing live on stage for the first three weeks of the movie's run. Commentary by TIME movie critic Richard Corliss and others. Also covers the affect of the movie on the nation's film industry and culture. 176 pages.

The Old Vic: The Story of a Great Theatre - From Kean to Olivier to Spacey
(Faber & Faber - Hardcover Book)By Terry Coleman. 240 pages.

One Night with Janis: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)vocal selections collection includes 19 songs: "Ball and Chain," "Cry Baby," "Down on Me," "I Shall Be Released," "I'm Gonna Rock My Way to Heaven," "Kozmic Blues," "Little Girl Blue," "Maybe," "Me and Bobby McGee," "Mercedes Benz," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," "Piece of My Heart," "Spirit in the Dark," "Stay with Me," "Summertime," "Tell Mama," "Today I Sing the Blues," "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)," "Turtle Blues."

Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway
(Univ Press of Florida - Hardcover Book)
Memoir by dancer Lee Wilson (Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Hello Dolly!, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown). Her life and career, plus her view of the dance world and those in it, such as George Balanchine, Rosella Hightower, Erik Bruhn, and Rudolf Nureyev.


Moved to 9/23/14:

Tamar of the River
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Prospect Theatre cast recording of score by Marisa Michelson and Joshua H. Cohen. Margo Seibert, Ako, Erik Lochtefeld, Mike Longo, Vince B. Vincent, Jen Anaya, Adam Bashian, Margot Bassett, Troy Burton, Tamrin Goldberg, Mary Kate Morrissey, Jeremy Greenbaum (The Fantasticks) and Aaron Komo. Recorded 3/31/14.