Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 8/25/20 (updated 8/28/20)

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Please note that scheduling changes due to the coronavirus pandemic are being made as soon as we are aware of them. But there may be further changes in release dates in the future, as things play out.

See the complete list of Upcoming/Recent releases.

Earlier recaps:

2020: August 18, 11, 4 | July 28, 21, 14, 7 | June 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | May 26, 19, 12, 5 | April 28, 21, 14, 7 | March 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | February 25, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

CDs Now Available:

Kenny Washington: What's the Hurry
(Lower 9th Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Jazz vocalist debut album. "The Best is Yet to Come," "S'Wonderful," "Stars Fell on Alabama," "I've Got the World on a String," "I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "Invitation," "Here's to Life," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "No More Blues (Chega de Saudade)," "Smile." Released 7/2/20.

Robbie Rozelle: Songs from Inside My Locker
(Broadway Records - on CD)
Recorded February 23 and March 1, 2019 at Feinstein's/54 Below. Written by Robbie Rozelle. Musical direction and arrangements by Josh D. Smith. Six-piece band The Two Drink Minimum. Special guests include Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels) and Maya Days (Aida). "Let's Misbehave," Kim at the top of Miss Saigon..., "If I Only Had a Brain," A ballad k-hole..., "Little Girls / Captain Hook's Tango," My two dads..., "Charles Nelson Reilly / Paul Lynde Medley The Kid," My very first boyfriend ever..., "First Penis I Saw," They just decided it's Spring..., "In Hell's Kitchen," There are so many roles I never got to play..., "The Aged-Out Medley," Comedy comes in threes..., "A Step Too Far (with Bonnie Milligan and Maya Days)," Everyone has mantras..., "I Have Found Tomorrow / Here Comes the Sun," I'm an accidental performer..., "Change in Me," A Hefty bag covered in KY..., "Jam Tomorrow." Produced by Michael J Moritz Jr. Previously released on mp3 and at iTunes. [See our review.]

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Clifton Davis with the Beegie Adair Trio: Never Can Say Goodbye
(new album on mp3/at iTunes)
"I've Never Been in Love Before," "Never Can Say Goodbye," "Two for the Road," "Swept Away," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," "Too Marvelous for Words," "So Many Stars," "Começar De Novo," "Somewhere in the Hills," "Teach Me Tonight," "Minha Alma," "Leaving It up to You." Released 8/13/20.

Kirsten Gustafson: Wait Until Dark
(new album on mp3/at iTunes)
Jazz treatments of songs from a variety of genres. "A Song For You," "The Rain Song," "For One Alone," "The Look Of Love," "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," "Hot Toddy," "Midnight Sun," "Compared To What," "A Horse With No Name," "From The Beginning," "Wait Until Dark." Released 6/30/20.

Lea Salonga: "Dream Again"
(new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Lea Salonga performs song with music by Daniel Edmonds and lyrics by Blair Bodine and Daniel Edmonds. Released 8/21/20.

Seth MacFarlane: Great Songs from Stage and Screen digital
(Republic - new on mp3/at iTunes)
"Once Upon A Dream," "I Loved You Once In Silence," "Let's Not Be Sensible," "Ten Minutes Ago," "Ain't Got A Dime To My Name (Ho Ho Ho Ho Hum)," "Love Is Only Love," "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?," "Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are," "Two For The Road," "All Er Nothin'," "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To," "Mind If I Make Love To You," "Time For Parting." Recorded at the Abbey Road studios. Chuck Berghofer (bass), Peter Erskine (drums), Larry Koonse (guitar), Dan Higgins (alto sax), and Tom Ranier (piano); John Wilson Orchestra. CD format to be released 10/9/20.


Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation
(BFD - new album)
Volume 13 of the longtime successful revue series, with lyrics by Gerard Alessandrini. "God, I Wanna See 2020," "Forbidden Hadestown," "Moulin Rude Sequence," "Dear Evan Has-Been," "It's Got to Be a Musical," "Fosse / Verdon," "The Five Popes: Jeremy Pope in Ain't Too Proud," "Judy Garland / Renee Zellweger," "Fiddler in Yiddish," "The Ferryman," "Lin-Manuel and Billy Porter," "Mary Poppins Returns: The Place Where the Lost Shows Go," "Harry Potter and His Cursed Child: Magic for Two," "There's Gotta Be Something Better," "Woke-Lahoma!," "The Prom: We're Forced to Dance," "Finale: It's Your Time / Harold Prince's Starkeeper Graduation Speech / You’ll Never Walk Alone," "Encore: Forbidden Broadway the Next Generation." Available for listening through Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Spotify.


Ryan Shaw: Imagining Marvin
(Broadway Records - new album)
Multi Grammy-nominated actor/singer (Motown, Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park) tribute to Marvin Gaye. Produced by Ryan Shaw and Shedrick Mitchel. Currently at


Rachel Bloom: I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are
(Grand Central Publishing - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD)
Collection of personal essays, poems and even amusement park maps on the subjects of insecurity, fame, anxiety, and much more. Told in her unique voice (sometimes singing voice). 256 pages.


Added to November 20:

Petula Clark: Christmas in London
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
All of Petula Clark's festive recordings from the 1950s - a selection of traditional carols alongside a sprinkling of original Christmas songs. Includes two previously unreleased radio performances, unheard since their original broadcast.

Added to April 2021:

Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday in the Park With George
(Farrar, Straus, and Giroux - new book)
By James Lapine. April 2021.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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