Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/10/19 (updated 9/13/19)

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2019: September 3, August 27, 20, 13, 6 | July 30, 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

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CDs Now Available:

Al Jolson: Decca Years 1945-1950
(Sepia Records - 3-CD set)
All 71 of Al Jolson's vocal sides for Decca from 1945 to 1950, plus two previously unreleased performances, six alternative takes, and one incomplete take. Remastered. Includes a deluxe booklet including newly written liner notes, period illustrations, and a sessionography. Track list available at

Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel & Me
(Kristalyn - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Barb Jungr sings songs by Bob Dylan and Jacques Brel, plus her own compositions, written in collaboration with Mike Lindup, Jonathan Cooper and Jamie Safir. Features new translations by Robb Johnson. "Rise & Shine," "Jacky," "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Incurable Romantic," "The Tender Hearts," "Buckets of Rain," "One Too Many Mornings," "The Cathedral," "No-one Could Ever Wear Your Shoes," "Twist of Fate," "Sometimes," "Secret Spaces," "To See a Friend Break Down and Cry," "This Wheel's on Fire," "If We Only Had Love," "If You See Her Say Hello."

The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes
(new on mp3/at iTunes)
World premiere recording of score by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond. The musical premiered at the Village Theatre in 2018. Cast includes Joshua Carter, Taryn Darr, Jeff Steitzer, Jasmine Jean Sim. Music director R.J. Tancioco. Orchestrations by Mike Pettry. Vocal Arrangements by Michael Kooman. Signed CDs available at

Wendy Scherl: You'll See
(Harbinger Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Singer Wendy Scherl backed by 8-piece band led by Christopher Denny. "You'll See," "I'm an Old Fashioned," "I Got the Sun in the Morning," "Sleepy Man," "New York Romance," "The Kindest Man," "To Make You Feel My Love," "There Are Two Sides to Everything," "Whoever You Are, I Love You," "The Way We Were/Niagra," "Wherever He Ain't," "Anytime," "Move On/I Wouldn't Go Back/Yes," "Anyone Can Whistle." Produced by Barry Kleinbort.


Norbert Leo Butz: The Long Haul
(new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Sung and composed by Broadway singer-actor Norbert Leo Butz. "Mary Grace," "If Wishes Were Horses," "The Long Haul," "Waterfall," "Hole in the Night," "I'm No One," "Keys to You," "Two Good Reasons," "Hotel Bride," "These Days," "What We'll Do," "South Mountain Waltz." Released 6/12/19.

VINYL Recordings Now Available:

Wicked 15th Anniversary Edition
(Decca Broadway - new vinyl album)
If this is the same as the CD version: Includes the original cast recording of Stephen Schwartz score plus bonus tracks recorded live during the October 2018 NBC special A Very Wicked Halloween: The Wizard and I" (Ariana Grande), "What Is This Feeling?" (Pentatonix), "As Long As You're Mine" (Adam Lambert and Ledisi), and "For Good (Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel with a chorus of former Elphabas and Glindas).

BOOKs Now Available:

The 100 Most Important People in Musical Theatre
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Andy Propst. Period reviews and interviews highlight both the shows and the people who contributed to them. Songwriting greats such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber are some of the familiar names in the book. So, too, are performers such as Nathan Lane, Ethel Merman, Audra McDonald, and Patti LuPone, and directors and choreographers such as Bob Fosse, Harold Prince, Jerome Robbins, and Tommy Tune. Readers learn not only about these men and womenÂ’s exceptional lives and achievements, but can peek backstage at such groundbreaking shows as Show Boat, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, Company, and A Chorus Line, among others. 288 pages.

Elaine Stritch: The End of Pretend
(Page Publishing - Paperback Book)
By John Bell. From a series of interviews with Stritch, spanning 2009 through her final 14 months in Birmingham, Michigan. Chronicled in magazine Everything Sondheim.

Mean Girls songbook
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Vocal selections for 16 songs from Broadway musical score by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin. "Apex Predator," "A Cautionary Tale," "Fearless," "I See Stars," "I'd Rather Be Me," "It Roars," "Meet the Plastics," "More Is Better," "Revenge Party," "Sexy," "Someone Gets Hurt," "Stop," "Stupid with Love," "What's Wrong with Me?," "Where Do You Belong?," "World Burn." Delayed

The Prom: A Novel Based on the Hit Broadway Musical
(Viking Books for Young Readers - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible audiobook)
By Saundra Mitchell, with Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin, and Matthew Sklar. "An honest, laugh-out-loud, feel-good novel inspired by the hit Broadway musical The Prom." Audiobook read by Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle McCalla, with Beth Leavel, Joshua Lamon, and Tara Sands; and includes an interview of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin, and Matthew Sklar from the musical's creative team conducted by cast member Joshua Lamon. 240 pages.

MUSIC to be released this Friday, September 13:


Mandy Patinkin: Children and Art
(Nonesuch - new album on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Songs by Randy Newman, and Laurie Anderson, include Lyle Lovett, Taylor Mac, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Waits, and Patinkin himself. Most have appeared in Patinkin's digital Diary series. "Going to a Town," "Kentucky Avenue," "If I Had a Boat," "From the Air," "So Long Dad," "Children and Art," "To Be of Use," "My Mom," "Wandering Boy," "Fear Itself" (with Kathryn Grody), "Raggedy Ann," "Refugees/Song of the Titanic" (with Judy Blazer). Recorded in New York with pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman). "Refugees/Song of the Titanic Produced by Tommy Krasker, engineered by Tom Lazarus. The artist's 30-city tour begins on October 30, 2019.

Hayden Tee: Face To Face
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
New Zealand theatre singer-actor's first album dedicated to musical theatre. To feature songs from his starring roles in Matilda the Musical, Les Misérables, 1776, plus a duet with John Owen Jones on "Face to Face," and songs by Jason Robert Brown, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Adam Guettel, Kander & Ebb and more. Arrangements by Nigel Ubrihien. Accompanied by a symphony orchestra. Currently at

Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley: Broadway & Beyond - Live at Feinstein's/54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
2017 Live concert recorded at Feinstein's/54 Below, with Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, and featuring musical songs and songs from the Great American Songbook. Songs from Ragtime, Passion, The Full Monty, Curtains, The Visit, Kiss Me, Kate, and popular standards from their many TV appearances, cabaret, concert hall and symphony performances around the world. Funded through Kickstarter, where a stretch goal has been started to fund the release of a DVD/digital video of the concert. Proceeds from the album benefit The Actor's Fund, Cancer Support Community and Tina's Wish. Produced by Michael J. Moritz Jr. Currently at

Michael Longoria: Like They Do In The Movies (Amazon link added)
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Includes "Evergreen," "I Will Always Love You," "Take My Breath Away," "Unchained Melody," plus the debut of an original song written by Michael Longoria and arranged by James Dobinson called "Kiss Me (Like They Do In The Movies)." Music arrangements by Rona Siddiqui and James Dobinson. Produced by Michael Croiter. Also at

Moulin Rouge! OBC
(House of Iona/RCA Records - on CD)
Cast includes Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein, Sahr Ngaujah, Tam Mutu, Ricky Rojas, and Robyn Hurder. "Welcome To The Moulin Rouge!," "Truth Beauty Freedom Love," "The Sparkling Diamond," "Shut Up And Raise Your Glass," "Firework," "Your Song," "So Exciting! (The Pitch Song)," "Sympathy For The Duke," "Nature Boy," "Elephant Love Medley," "Backstage Romance," "Come What May," "Only Girl In A Material World," "Chandelier," "El Tango De Roxanne," "Crazy Rolling," "Your Song Reprise," "Finale (Come What May)," "More More More! (Encore)." Produced by Baz Luhrmann, Justin Levine, Matt Stine and Alex Timbers. Music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine. Previously released on mp3 and at iTunes.


Moved to October 11:

Beetlejuice OBC
(Ghostlight/Warner Bros. - new on CD)
Score by Eddie Perfect. Music Supervision, orchestrations, and incidental music By Kris Kukul. Cast includes Alex Brightman, Sophia Anne Caruso, Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Kritzer, Jill Abramovitz, Kelvin Moon Loh, Danny Rutigliano, and Dana Steingold. Album produced by Matt Stine, Alex Timbers, Eddie Perfect, and Kurt Deutsch. "Prologue: Invisible," "The Whole 'Being Dead' Thing," "Ready Set, Not Yet," "The Whole 'Being Dead' Thing, Pt. 2," "Dead Mom," "Fright of Their Lives," "Ready Set (Reprise)," "No Reason," "Invisible (Reprise) / On the Roof," "Say My Name," "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) [Act 1 Finale]," "Girl Scout," "That Beautiful Sound," "Barbara 2.0," "What I Know Now," "Home," "Creepy Old Guy," "Jump in the Line." Recording dates May 5, 6 and 13, 2019. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes