Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/5/17 (updated 9/8/17)

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Earlier recaps:

2017: August 29, 22, 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

CDs Now Available:

Barnum Backer's Audition
(Harbinger/Naxos - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
1980 backer's audition recording, as presented by the authors, for Barnum. Music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Michael Stewart. Recorded live on New York's Upper East Side in the apartment of Maurice and Lois Rosenfield. "Introduction," "Come Follow the Band," "There Is a Sucker Born Every Minute," "The Colors of My Life," "Now You See It, Now You Don't," "One Brick at a Time," "I Like Your Style," "Bigger Isn't Better," "Love Makes Such Fools of Us All," "Out There," "At Least I Tried," "The Prince of Humburg," "Black and White," "Join the Circus," "Thank God I'm Old." 10-page booklet includes background and photos. Produced by Ken Bloom. Part of the Harbinger Records/Musical Theater Project Songwriter Showcase Series. There have been listings problems at Amazon, but stock should be available there now for shipping. You can also order from Naxos for a little more, and free shipping in the U.S.

Retour à l'auberge Ganne
(EPM Musique - new import CD)
Bernard Sauvat, Valérie Bonnier, Frank Thomas. French operetta by Frank Thomas and Bernard Sauvet. "Célébrant la vie romanceée des peintres impressionnistes à Barbizon." (Celebrating the the romanticized life of Impressionist painters in Barbizon).

BOOKs Now Available:

Anne Bancroft: A Life
(Univ of Kentucky Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Douglass K. Daniel. Brings together interviews with dozens of Bancroft's friends and colleagues, never-before-published family photos, and material from film and theater archives. 408 pages.

Broadway General Manager: Demystifying the Most Important and Least Understood Role in Show Business
(Allworth Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By veteran general manager Peter Bogyo. Glimpse into the world of theatrical general management. Laced with humorous insights and personal anecdotes. Examines actual production and operating budgets for a Broadway show and offers analysis of real contracts. Also: How to get started as a general manager; Negotiating contracts; How the producing entity functions; Programming the box office; The issues related to hiring employees; Binding insurance; Financial overview; Maintaining the run of a show; What to do when sales start to slump; Closing a show.

Richard Maxwell and New York City Players: The Theater Years
(Westreich Wagner / Greene Naftali - Paperback Book)
The plays of New York–based experimental theater director and playwright Richard Maxwell. 224 pages.

Sondheim and Lapine's Into the Woods (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Olaf Jubin. Detailed reading of the show itself ... discussing key productions in New York and London, and screen adaptation. A combination of critical interpretation with performance and film analysis, as well as an overview of popular and critical reception. Part of Routledge's Fourth Wall series: short, accessible accounts of some of modern theatre's best loved works. 128 pages.


Carol Burnett Sings (Expanded Edition)
Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Reissue of 1967 RCA LP with bonus tracks: "Make Me Rainbows," an unreleased Alan & Marilyn Bargaining Williams composed outtake from the album sessions, and "The Bullfrog Patrol," from the obscure 1958 NBC-TV soundtrack album "The General Motors 50th Anniversary Show." "Sunny," "Enter Laughing," "I Believe It All," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Nobody's Baby (Am I)," "What Did I Have That I Don't Have," "Georgy Girl," "Meantime," "Fortuosity," "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie," "Make Me Rainbows," "The Bullfrog Patrol." Liner notes by Joe Marchese augmenting Julie Andrews’ original sleeve notes, and digital remastering by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York.


The Complete Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
Dominic McHugh and Amy Asch, editors. Includes numerous draft or alternate versions and songs cut from the shows. Compiled from dozens of archival collections, this invaluable resource and authoritative reference includes both Lerner's classic works and numerous discoveries, including his unproduced MGM movie Huckleberry Finn, selections from his college musicals, and lyrics from three different versions of Paint Your Wagon. This collection also includes extensive material from Lerner's two most ambitious musicals: Love Life, to music by Kurt Weill, and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, which Lerner wrote with Leonard Bernstein. 488 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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