Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 8/22/17 (updated 8/25/17)

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Earlier recaps:

2017: August 15, 8, 1 | July 25, 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

VINYL LPs Now Available:

Dear Evan Hansen OBC Vinyl w/digital download
(Atlantic - new 2-LP Blue Vinyl)
Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Mike Faist, Michael Park, Will Roland and Kristolyn Lloyd, and Michael Lee Brown, Garrett Long, Olivia Puckett, Colton Ryan, and Asa Somers. "Anybody Have a Map?," "Waving Through A Window," "For Forever," "Sincerely, Me," "Requiem," "If I Could Tell Her," "Disappear," "You Will Be Found," "To Break In a Glove," "Only Us," "Good For You," "Words Fail," "So Big / So Small," "Finale." Produced by Atlantic Records, Alex Lacamoire, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and co-produced by Stacey Mindich. Free digital download also included.

BOOKs Now Available:

He's Got Rhythm: The Life and Career of Gene Kelly (Screen Classics)
(Univ of Kentucky Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson. Biography of Gene Kelly, his work and life. Draws on previously untapped articles and interviews with Kelly's wives, friends, and colleagues. 560 pages. Published 5/11/17.


SpongeBob SquarePants: The New Musical
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD/vinyl 2 LPs)
Original cast recording for Nickelodeon musical. Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee, Nick Blaemire, Lilli Cooper, Carlos Lopez, Danny Skinner, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, Jesse JP Johnson, L'ogan J'ones, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Mark Ledbetter, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, JC Schuster, Allysa Shorte, Jacob Smith, Abby C. Smith, Jason Michael Snow, and Allan K. Washington. Original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Orchestrations, arrangements and music supervision by Tom Kitt. "Prologue," "Bikini Bottom Day," "No Control," "BFF," "When the Going Gets Tough," "(Just a) Simple Sponge," "Daddy Knows Best," "Hero is My Middle Name," "Super Sea Star Savior," "Tomorrow Is," "Poor Pirates," "Bikini Bottom Boogie," "Chop to the Top," "(I Guess I) Miss You," "I'm Not a Loser," "Best Day Ever," "Finale: Bikini Bottom Day Reprise," "SpongeBob SquarePants Theme." Recorded August 2016.


Cabaret FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Broadway and Cinema Classic
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By June Sawyers. Features chapters on Jean Ross and Christopher Isherwood ... includes background information on the original source material, the first time Sally Bowles, as portrayed by Julie Harris, appeared onstage and on the big screen in John Van Druten's I Am a Camera. The stories behind the Emcee and actors who played him, from Joel Grey to Alan Cumming. Studies the musical score by John Kander and Fred Ebb and looks into the burlesque roots of director Bob Fosse in his native Chicago. Includes such diverse topics as the first cabarets in Paris, Cabaret Voltaire and Dada, early Berlin cabarets during the Weimar Republic, German expressionism, the Bauhaus, Marlene Dietrich and The Blue Angel , David Bowie's many German influences, and the present and future of modern cabaret. 400 pages.

Ellen Stewart Presents: Fifty Years of La MaMa Experimental Theatre
(Univ of Michigan Press - Hardcover Book)
By Cindy Rosenthal. Biography of the founder of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and important figure in the history of American avant-garde theater and performance art, Ellen Stewart (1919–2011). Richly illustrated, including posters and photographs of early productions and other rarely-seen photos, and featuring interviews with a wide range of now-famous La MaMa alums ... a book for theater aficionados and anyone interested in the history of Off-Off-Broadway, the cultural history of New York City, or visual culture from the '60s to the present. 208 pages.

Girl from the North Country Paperback
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Conor McPherson's play with songs by Bob Dylan. Currently running at The Old Vic. 112 pages.

New York Minute: An Actor's Memoir
(Indelible Mark Pub. - Paperback Book)
Memoir by memoir by actor and poet Laurence Overmire, who, as a 24-year-old actor was determined to pursue a theatre career in the Big Apple.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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