Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 7/30/19 (updated 8/2/19)

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Earlier recaps:

2019: July 23, 16, 9, 2 | June 25, 18, 11, 4 | May 28, 21, 14, 7 | April 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | March 26, 19, 12 | 5 | February 26, 19, 12, 5 | January 29, 22, 15, 8

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

CDs now available:

Half Time
(Sony Classical - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast recording of score with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin, and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean (book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin). Haven Burton, Lori Tan Chinn, Georgia Engel, Valton Jackson, Donna McKechnie, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Nancy Ticotin, Lilias White. A Number," "Who Wants to See That?," "Princess," "Follow Me to the Party," "Dorothy/Dottie," "The Prince of Swing/There You Are," "Swagger," "The Waters Rise," "They All Get to See That," "Princess (Reprise)," "¿Como No?," "The Prince of Swing (Reprise)," "Too Old for This," "New Point of View," "Gotta Get Up"; Bonus track: "Time Machine" (Donna McKechnie). Debuted at Paper Mill Playhouse in 2018. Produced by Scott M. Riesett.

Ramin Karimloo: From Now On
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Ramin Karimloo's second solo album. "From Now On," "Moving Too Fast," "You'll Be Back," "Waving Through a Window," "It All Fades Away," "What You Own," "Let It Go," "Mary Jane," "Anthem," "I Will Always Love You," "Wicked Little Town," "Is This the World We Created."

The Wrong Man
(Interscope - new on CD)
Concept album for new show score by Ross Golan, opening at MCC Theatre in September 2019. Produced by Ricky Reed, mixed by Grammy nominee Neal Avron. Features Dr. Dre's rhythm section, Mike Elizondo, Trevor Lawrence, Johan Carlsson, and Nate Mercereau. Digital version released 7/23/19 on mp3 and at iTunes; Vinyl version to be released 9/20/19.


Danielle Brooks: Four
(new EP on mp3)
Television and theatre actress Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black, The Color Purple, Much Ado About Nothing debut album of songs she wrote. "Black Woman," "Blessings," "Underwater," "Seasons." Released 7/22/19.

"Pose" songs
(20th Century Fox TV - digital on mp3/at iTunes)
Songs performed by the season two cast of the FX television show "Pose": "Sooner or Later" (featuring Dominique Jackson), "I'm Still Here" (Patti LuPone), "Sometimes It Snows in April" (Sandra Bernhard, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside, Hailie Sahar), "The Man That Got Away" (Billy Porter), "Love's in Need of Love Today" (MJ Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside, Hailie Sahar, Sandra Bernhard and Dominique Jackson). Released 7/23/19.

BOOKs Now Available:

Aladdin: Songs from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook of songs from new 2019 live action Disney film, with new lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. "Arabian Nights," "Friend like Me," "One Jump Ahead," "One Jump Ahead (Reprise)," "One Jump Ahead (Reprise 2)," "Prince Ali," "Speechless (Full)," "A Whole New World." Plus six pages of full color artwork from the film.


Kyle Taylor Parker: Broadway Soul, Vol. 1
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Parker (Kinky Boots, "The Soul Sessions") reimagines Broadway classics with an R&B twist. "Anything Goes," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "I Feel Pretty," "I'm Alive," "No Bad News," "Ol' Man River," "Out Tonight," "Run and Tell That," "Think of Me," "We Are Young." At


A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z
(Doubleday - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By John Robert Allman. Illustrated by Peter Emmerich. "Start with 'A' for six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, then sing and dance your way through the alphabet with beloved entertainers like Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Lea Salonga, and Liza Minnelli"