Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 7/25/17 (updated 7/28/17)

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Earlier recaps:

2017: July 18, July 4 & 11 | June 27, 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:

Bubble Boy
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast recording of Cinco Paul score. "Bubble Boy," "It Will Be Chloe," "Stay Clean," "Falling for the Boy," "Decontaminate Me," "Prom Night," "It Will Be Mark," "Prom Night (Reprise)," "Falling for the Boy (Reprise)," "Please Stay," "Out of Here," "Bright and Shiny," "Bring Back My Boy," "Regret," "Something Called Forever," "Gotta Get That Boy," "It's an Elk," "There's a Bubble Around My Heart," "I Stole a Bus," "You Can See the Moon Today," "One More Mile," "I'd Rather Spend One Minute Holding You," "Finale."

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Encores! cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
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.

Jessica Molaskey: Portraits of Joni
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Launch of "Ghostlight Deluxe" imprint. Mixes elements of jazz, pop, folk and Americana into a uniquely powerful and poignant celebration of the iconic songwriter, Joni Mitchell. Album guest stars include Larry Goldings, Randy Brecker, Harry Allen and John Pizzarelli. "Help Me," "Dreamland / Carey," "A Case of You," "The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines," "Marcie," "In France They Kiss On Main Street," "The Last Time I Saw Richard," "Raised on Robbery," "Little Green," "The Circle Game / Waters of March," "All I Want / Blue," "Chelsea Morning," "Both Sides Now," "Big Yellow Taxi." Customers who pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the single "Help Me." Also at Ghostlight Records.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Backstagers Vol. 1
(BOOM! Box - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By James Tynion. Illustrated by Rian Sygh. "When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he’s taken in by the only ones who don’t treat him like a new kid, the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers." 112 pages.

(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Digital Book)
Play by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Bluebird. Frantic Assembly production at The Royal Exchange began on July 1. (Recording of the accompanying music released recently.) 64 pages.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production
(Arthur A. Levine Books - Paperback Book/Digital Book)

A new play by Jack Thorne based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, on Broadway beginning April 22, 2108. This is a revised version which updates the "Special Rehearsal Edition", with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the wizarding world prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. 336 pages.

MUSIC to be released this Friday, July 28


Helen Traubel: The Loveliest Night of The Year
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Opera and stage (Pipe Dream) singer/star. Includes 14 tracks from the LP plus bonus recordings made earlier of standards and from the world of operetta. "Because," "Danny Boy," "Trees," "When Day Is Done," "The Loveliest Night of the Year," "Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral ," "September Song," "Autumn Leaves ," "Three O'clock in the Morning ," "Brahms' Lullaby," "Poor Butterfly ," "When I Grow Too Old to Dream," "Summertime," "I Believe," "All the Things You Are," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "Old Folks at Home ," "A Perfect Day," "It's a Grand Night For Singing," "The Missouri Waltz ," "Anniversary Song," "Beautiful Ohio," "My Moonlight Madonna," "Auf Wiedersehn," "Yours Is My Heart Alone," "The Merry Widow Waltz."

Zipperz world premiere recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3)
Score by Nathaniel Stookey and Dan Harder. Manoel Felciano and Robin Coomer. Magik Orchestra conducted by Donato Cabrera. "Well, Isn't He Polite?," "But, Wait, That Was a Glance...," "Well, That Wasn't so Hard!," "But I Don't Call," "Well, Fella, Two Can Play at That Game," "Hello, It's... Yes?," "Any First Date Is a Strange Thing," "Like the Two Sides of an Emotional Equation," "Suddenly," "Oh, God, This Wasn't Supposed to Happen," "We Kiss," "Duet for Two Cigarettes," "But Now, What Do We Do?," "Excuse Me, Dear," "Love Is Blind," "I've Thought and Thought," "If."


Voice Lessons: A Sisters Story
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book/Digital Book/Audiobook)
By Cara Mentzel. Foreword by her sister, Idina Menzel. " the story of one younger sister growing up in the shadow of a larger-than-life older sister—looking up to her, wondering how they were alike and how they were different and, ultimately, learning how to live her own life and speak in her own voice on her own terms." Audiobook read by the author.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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