Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/17/19 (updated 9/20/19)

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CDs Now Available:

Kelley Johnson: Something Good
(Oa2 - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Jazz vocalist Kelley Johnson's fifth album. "Anyone Can Whistle," "Goodbye To Love," "You Do Something To Me," "Lullaby of Birdland," "Let's Do It," "Some Other," "Tip Toe," "Unforgettable," "You For Me," "Something Good." Arrangements by Johnson and John Hansen, her pianist of the last two decades, her band of Hansen, bassist Michael Glynn, drummer Kendrick Scott and special guest Jay Thomas.


"Another Trip"
(new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New single by band Stereo Dawn, which includes actor-singer by Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland, Enter Laughing) and music director/orchestrator Will Van Dyke (Pretty Woman: The Musical and currently appearing Off-Broadway in Little Shop of Horrors), from their upcoming album of originals and a cover, Off the Ground. Single released 9/13/17.

BOOKs Now Available:

Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
(Beacon Press - Paperback Book)
Paperback reprint of Imani Perry's award-winning 2018 biography of Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun). 256 pages. Previously released in hardcover, Kindle Edition, and audiobook on CD/Audible audiobook (read by LisaGay Hamilton).

Scotland, Pa: The First Folio
(paperback book)
Limited edition vocal selections book. To be available at the Laura Pels Theatre during the run of the musical. Score by Adam Gwon. "What We've Got," "Kick-Ass Party," "Why I Love Football," "Clairvoyant."


Adrian Cunningham & His Friends Play Lerner & Loewe
(Arbors Records - new on CD/on mp3)
Bandleader and jazz saxophonist/clarinetist/flautist Adrian Cunningham with Fred Hersch on piano, John Hébert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums, with guest stars Randy Brecker on trumpet and Wycliffe Gordon on trombone. "Say a Little Prayer for Me Tonight," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Just You Wait," "I Talk to the Trees," "If Ever I Should Leave You," "Thank Heaven for Little Girls," "The Heather on the Hill," "I Was Born Under a Wanderin' Star," "They Call the Wind Mariah," "The Rain in Spain," "Brigadoon."

American Utopia on Broadway OBC
(Nonesuch - new on CD)
Includes songs from David Byrne's American Utopia along with songs from Talking Heads and his solo career. The show will start previews on Broadway in October at the Hudson Theatre. More details to come.

Counterpoint Lerner & Loewe: Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski
(Arbors Records - new on CD/on mp3)
Jazz musicians Dick Hyman on piano and Ken Peplowski on clarinet and tenor sax. "My Dearie," "Danced," "Mariah," "Gigi," "Gigi Piano," "Trees," "Almost Like," "Follow Me," "On The Street," "Haven't Changed," "Show Me," "If Ever," "Wine," "Thank Heaven."

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


From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theater
(Roman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Carey Purcell. Traces the evolution of important artists and productions over several centuries, Caryl Churchill, Pam Gems, Wendy Wasserstein, Paula Vogel Lynn, Garry Hynes, Julie Taymor and others. Also examines diversity in contemporary feminist theatre-with discussions of such playwrights as Young Jean Lee and Lynn Nottage-and a look toward the future. 272 pages

Groundhog Day piano/vocal selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
15 vocal selections from the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical. Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, who wrote an in-depth forward to this souvenir collection. Also includes performance notes from the show's music director, Laurie Perkins. "Everything About You," "Hope," "If I Had My Time Again," "Night Will Come," "Nobody Cares," "One Day," "Overture," "Playing Nancy," "Punxsutawney Phil," "Rita's Diary," "Seeing You," "Small Town USA Day One," "Small Town USA Day Two," "Stuck," "There Will Be Sun." 144 pages.

Hundred Feet Tall
(Simon & Schuster for Young Readers - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Second children's book by Benjamin Scheuer (The Lion) with his wife Jemima Williams as illustrator. Scheuer says "Yes, there will be a song that goes with it." 40 pages.


Moved to November 1:

Hadestown OBC
(on 2 CDs)
Score by Anaïs Mitchell. Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada, Amber Gray, Patrick Page, Andre De Shields, Jewelle Blackman, Kay Trinidad, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer. "Road to Hell," "Any Way the Wind Blows," "Come Home with Me," "Wedding Song," "Epic I," "Livin' it Up on Top," "All I've Ever Known ("In spite of herself...") [Intro]," "All I've Ever Known," "Way Down Hadestown," "A Gathering Storm," "Epic II," "Chant," "Hey, Little Songbird," "When the Chips are Down ("Songbird vs. rattlesnake...") [Intro]," "When the Chips are Down," "Gone, I'm Gone," "Wait for Me ("Hey, the big artiste...") [Intro]," "Wait for Me," "Why We Build the Wall," "Why We Build the Wall ("Behind closed doors...") [Outro]," "Our Lady of the Underground," "Way Down Hadestown (Reprise)," "Flowers," "Come Home with Me (Reprise)," "Papers (Intro)," "Papers (Instrumental)," "Nothing Changes," "If it's True," "How Long?," "Chant (Reprise)," "Epic III," "Epic III (Intro) [Instrumental]," "Promises," "Word to the Wise," "His Kiss, the Riot," "Wait for Me ("If you wanna walk out of hell...") [Intro] [Reprise]," "Wait for Me (Reprise)," "Doubt Comes In," "Road to Hell (Reprise)," "We Raise our Cups." Includes 64-page booklet, including full libretto and production photos. Released previously on mp3 and at iTunes. Limited edition 3-LP vinyl box set, including libretto and free download code, is also expected.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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