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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 7/22/14

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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Earlier recaps:

July 15, 8, 1 | June 24, 17, 10, 3 | May 27, 20, 13, 6 | April 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | March 25, 18, 11, 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013

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CDs Now Available:

Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! new Off Broadway Cast
(DRG Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
12th Forbidden Broadway recording. Written by Gerard Alessandrini. Carter Calvert, Scott Richard Foster, Mia Gentile and Marcus Stevens, with David Caldwell on piano. Recorded Produced by Hugh Fordin. May 15 at Avatar Studios in Manhattan.

Roslyn Kind: Give Me You/This is Roslyn Kind
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)Kind's two RCA albums from the late 1960s. "Give Me You," "The Fool On The Hill," "Summer Tree," "If You Must Leave My Life," "Can I Stop The Rain?," "It's A Beautiful Day," "Who Am I?," "A Modern Day Version of Love," "It Was Only A Dream," "I Own The World," "The Shape of Things to Come," "Taximan," "I Only Wanna Laugh," "Please Take Me Home," "It's Gotta Be Real," "Yes, It Hurts," "The Playground," "Make Your Own Kind Of Music," "You Gotta Believe In Me," "(I Guess) The Lord Must Be In New York City," "Reflections," "Love At Last You Have Found Me." Available now on, and August 5 at on CD-R by ArkivMusic and digital.


Standalone Song Cycle
(new digital)
Joel B. New releases his new song cycle via episode #218 of the Something New free podcast at iTunes.

Wings Digital
(RCA - new on mp3/iTunes)
1993 original Off-Broadway cast (with Russ Thacker for Ross Lehman) recording of Jeffrey Lunden/Arthur Perlman score. William Brown, Dominic Cortese, Leo Daignault, Ora Jones, Hollis Resnik, Linda Stephens, Russ Thacker, Bradley Vieth. "The New Daredevils of the Air / Catastrophe," "The Hospital / Globbidge," "Wait-Stop-Hold-Cut," "My Name Then," "All in All," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "Makey Your Naming Powers," "I'll Come Back to That," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart #2," "I'll Come Back to That #2," "Yum, Yummy, Yum," "I'll Come Back To That #3," "Tither," "All in All #2/I Don't Trust Him," "Malacats," "Needle," "Interlude-Wings Theme," "Out On The Wing," "Out On The Wing #2," "I Wonder What's Inside," "Let Me call You Sweetheart / Therapy Scene," "A Recipe for Cheesecake," "Like the Clouds," "Brownie Scene," "Record Player Scene," "The New Daredevils of the Air / Preparing For Flight," "Winter Scene 1," "Snow," "Winter Scene II," "Wings."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

The Essential Jacques Demy Blu-ray
(Criterion Collection - Blu-ray + DVD 13 disc set)
Film set includes Lola (1961) with Anouk Aimee, Marc Michel); Bay of Angels (1963) with Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann; The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) musical featuring Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo; The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) musical featuring Catherine Deneuve, George Chakiris, Francoise Dorleac, Gene Kelly; Donkey Skin (1970) musical featuring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin; and Une Chambre en Ville (1982) musical featuring Dominique Sanda, Danielle Darrieux, Richard Berry). New 2K digital restorations, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 surround soundtracks on the musicals. Extras: two documentaries by filmmaker Agnès Varda: The World of Jacques Demy (1995) and The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993); Four short films by Demy: Les horizons morts (1951), Le sabotier du Val de Loire (1956), Ars (1959), and La luxure (1962); Jacques Demy A to Z new visual essay by critic James Quandt; two archival interviews from French television with Demy and composer Michel Legrand, one on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and the other on The Young Girls of Rochefort; French television interview from 1962 with actor Jeanne Moreau on the set of Bay of Angels; Once Upon a Time..."The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" 2008 documentary; French television program about the making of Donkey Skin; Donkey Skin Illustrated, a video program on the many versions of Charles Perrault's fairy tale; "Donkey Skin" and the Thinkers video program on the themes of the film, featuring critic Camille Tabouley; new video conversation with Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthomé and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau; new interviews with author Marie Colmant and film scholar Rodney Hill; Q&A with Demy from the 1987 Midnight Sun Film Festival, and audio Q&A with him from the American Film Institute in 1971; archival audio recordings of interviews with Demy, Legrand, and actor Catherine Deneuve at the National Film Theatre in London; interview with actor Anouk Aimée conducted by Varda in 2012; interview from 2012 with Varda on the origin of Lola's song; video programs on the restorations of Lola, Bay of Angels, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, and Une chambre en ville; trailers; new English subtitle translations. Booklet featuring essays by critics Ginette Vincendeau, Terrence Rafferty, Jim Ridley, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Anne Duggan, and Geoff Andrew, and a postscript by Berthomé.

BOOKs Now Available:

A Field Guide to Actor Training: Navigating Acting Methods, Studio Classes, Private Training, and Graduate and Undergraduate Programs
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Laura Wayth. Introduction to and analysis of various theater training methodologies. Resource for student/beginning actors who are seeking training through private studios or graduate schools.


Added to August 19:

On the Town OLC
(Masterworks Broadway - on CD-R/digital)Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green score. Elliott Gould, Don McKay, Carol Arthur, Andrea Jaffe and Gillian Lewis. Released exclusively for purchase via on August 19; the CD-R will be available through on September 16, plus digital the same day.

Added to September:

Centennial Summer
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Official world premiere release of the soundtrack for 1946 musical film. Music by Jerome Kern (his final score). Lyrics by Leo Robin, Oscar Hammerstein II and E.Y. Harburg. The film starred Jeanne Crain, Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell, William Eythe, Walter Brennan, Constance Bennett, Dorothy Gish, Barbara Whiting, Larry Stevens, Kathleen Howard, Buddy Swan, Charles Dingle, Avon Long. Music direction and underscore by Alfred Newman. Screenplay by Michael Kanin. Directed by Otto Preminger. Includes "Up with the Lark," "All Through the Day," "In Love in Vain" and the magical specialty number "Cinderella Sue" performed by Avon Long. Oscar nominations for Best Song and one for Best Score. Transferred from the 1/4" archival elements in the Twentieth Century-Fox vaults and lovingly restored by Mike Matessino. Limited to 1000 copies only and is priced at $19.98, plus shipping. Orders placed at typically ship early

Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood/Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
World premiere release of Won Ton... 1976 film soundtrack composed and conducted by Neal Hefti. Cast included Bruce Dern, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr, Art Carney, and Augustus von Schumacher as Won Ton Ton, plus numerous cameos. From multi-track tapes stored in the Paramount vault and newly mixed especially for this release, in stereo. Also, the first U.S. release on CD of Neal Hefti's score for the 1967 comedy Oh Dad, Poor Dad ... , an adaptation of Arthur L. Kopit's 1962 play. Includes the bouncy main title song and several classic Hefti tunes along the way. From the original three-track album master. Limited to 1000 copies only and is priced at $19.98, plus shipping. Orders placed at typically ship early

Added, no release date:

(new on CD)Remastered concept album of Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Tim Rice score. Per Andersson, to include several bonus tracks. November 2014.