Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 7/14/15

Earlier recaps:

July 7 | June 30, 23, 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:

Ages of Man
(Masterworks/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/mp3)
1959 recording of Broadway production. Starring John Gielgud in role that won him Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards. Scenes and sonnets by William Shakespeare that dramatize the arc of human experience, from life to death. As You Like It: Act II, Scene 7, The Merchant of Venice: Act V, Scene 1, The Tempest: Act III, Scene 2, Romeo and Juliet: Act I, Scene 4, Sonnets: 18, 116, 130, Measure for Measure: Act II, Scene 2, Henry IV, Part 1: Act I, Scene 3, Richard II: Act II, Scene 3; Act IV, Scene 1, Sonnets: 138, 73, Henry IV, Part 2: Act III, Scene 1, Richard III: Act I, Scene 4, Measure for Measure: Act III, Scene 1, Julius Caesar: Act II, Scene 2, Hamlet: Act II, Scene 2; Act III, Scene 1; Act V, Scene 2, King Lear: Act V, Scene 3, The Tempest: Act IV, Scene 1; Act V, Scene 1; Epilogue. Digital albums include digital booklet.

Carousel 2015 Stratford Festival Cast
(Stratford Festival - new on CD & digital)
"Prologue (The Carousel Waltz)," "Mister Snow," "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," "Mister Snow (Reprise)," "When the Children Are Asleep," "Blow High, Blow Low," "Soliloquy," "A Real Nice Clambake," "Geraniums in the Winder / Stonecutters Cut It On Snow," "What's the Use of Wond'rin'," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "The Highest Judge of All," "The Ballet," "If I Loved You (Reprise)," "You'll Never Walk Alone (Reprise)". Cast includes Jonathan Winsby, Alexis Gordon and Alana Hibbert. Available at and the Stratford Festival website.

Finding Neverland OBC
(Republic - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
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.

Something Rotten! OBC
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Wayne Kirkpatrick/Karey Kirkpatrick score. Cast includes Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, Brooks Ashmanskas, Peter Bartlett, Heidi Blickenstaff, John Cariani, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders. "Welcome to the Renaissance," "God, I Hate Shakespeare," "Right Hand Man," "God, I Hate Shakespeare (Reprise)," "A Musical," "The Black Death," "I Love the Way," "Will Power," "Bottom's Gonna Be on Top," "Welcome to the Renaissance (Reprise)," "Hard to Be the Bard," "It's Eggs!," "We See the Light," "To Thine Own Self," "Right Hand Man (Reprise)," "Something Rotten! / Make an Omelette," "To Thine Own Self (Reprise)," "Finale." Digital version released earlier on on mp3 and iTunes. CD shipped early at


Laurette Taylor: Peg O' My Heart
(Bearmanor - Peg O' My Heart - Laurette Taylor)
"The only surviving recording of America's Legendary Actress. With full cast, music, and sound effects!" "Overture," "Peg Arrives," "Montgomery Reveals the Will," "Peg's Aunt Is Shocked," "Peg Meets Jerry," "Peg's Quick Tongue Crosses With Her Aunt," "Peg's Spiteful Cousin Hides a Secret," "Jerry Invites Peg to a Dance," "Peg Struggles to Save Her Cousin," "The Truth Is Finally Revealed," "Jerry Proposes a Happy Ending." Released 7/2/15.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Richard Wesley Play Anthology
(Applause Books - new paperback book)
Five full-length plays that collectively outline a cultural history of black America in the post Civil Rights era: Black Terror, The Sirens, The Mighty Gents, The Talented Tenth, Autumn



(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
1957 television musical starring Mickey Rooney, Fran Allison, Stubby Kaye, Martyn Green. Songs by Alec Wilder and William Engvick. "Opening / Listen to Your Heart," "Happy News," "Pinocchio's Song," "Lullaby," "The Fox's Pitch," "Listen to Your Heart," "The Jolly Coachman," "Listen to Your Heart [Reprise 1]," "Lullaby," "Listen to Your Heart [Reprise 2]," "The Birthday Song," "Listen to Your Heart [Reprise 3]," "Happy News [Reprise]." At Masterworks July 7; ArkivMusic and digital outlets August 14.

Woman of the Year
(Masterworks/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
Original 1981 Broadway cast recording. Score by John Kander and Fred Ebb (book by Peter Stone). Lauren Bacall, Harry Guardino and scene stealer Marilyn Cooper. At Masterworks on August 14, ArkivMusic and digital outlets September 11.

The Beggar's Opera
(Masterworks/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
1968 OLC cast. Peter Gilmore, James Cossins and Jan Waters. Score by John Gay. At Masterworks September 18; ArkivMusic and digital outlets October 16.