Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/24/19 (updated 9/27/19)

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2019: September 17, 10, 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:

Ben Bagley Presents Too Many Girls
(Kritzerland - on CD)
Score by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. 1977 studio recording of 1939 musical. Estelle Parsons, Johnny Desmond, Nancy Andrews, and Anthony Perkins. Arrangements and orchestrations by Bagley regular, Dennis Deal. Remastered and track list reordered. New liner notes. Cover art by Harvey Schmidt artwork. Limited release of 500 copies. Expected to ship by the last week in September. At

Jen Fellman: Forbidden Drive
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Debut album from singer Jen Fellman. "They Didn't Believe Me," "Golden Earrings," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Stardust," "Love Look Away," "I Get Along Without You Very Well," "Happiness" (duet with Margo Seibert), "I Won't Send Roses," "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg," "Mon Amant de Saint Jean," "New York Treasure," "Wherever He Ain't," "That's How I Say Goodbye." Produced by Michael Croiter, with original arrangements and orchestrations by Bob Goldstone. Also at

Jukebox Saloon Vol 2.
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Colby Beserra and Dan Lipton with special guests Jo Lampert, Howard Levy, Natalie Cressman and more. Songs by George Michael, Shelby Lynne, The Police and others. "... unique, jazzed-out interpretations of songs you know and songs they'd like you to hear." "Gonna Make You Love Me," "Why Can't You Be?," "Broken Train," "Plush," "Everything Is Free," "The Bed's Too Big Without You," "She," "Hello," "Praying for Time," "Roll to Me."

Kean Deluxe Edition
(Stage Door Records - new import double CD set)
Digital remaster of the 1961 Original Broadway Cast recording of score by George Forrest (151), Robert Wright. Plus previously unreleased studio and composer demos of the score (including several cut songs); "Pop" cover recordings performed by vocalists including Judy Garland, Richard Hayes and James Shigeta; instrumental stereo album of the score recorded by Robert Mersey and His Orchestra. Alfred Drake, Lee Venora, Joan Weldon, Oliver Gray, Patricia Cutts. Limited release of 500 units.

Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls
(Concord Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Tribute to great female singers throughout history. "The Way We Were," "You Don't Own Me" (with Ariana Grande), "It Doesn't Matter Anymore," "I Will Always Love You," "What A Diff’rence A Day Makes," "When I Fall In Love," "Crazy," "The Man That Got Away," "I'm A Woman" (with Jennifer Hudson and Reba McEntire), "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "I Wanna Be Around," "Desperado." Deluxe edition also available.

A Strange Loop
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast recording of score by Michael R. Jackson. Antwayn Hopper, James Jackson, Jr., L Morgan Lee, John-Michael Lyles, John-Andrew Morrison, Larry Owens, Jason Veasey. "Intermission Song," "Today," "We Wanna Know," "Inner White Girl," "Didn't Want Nothin'," "Exile in Gayville," "Second Wave," "Tyler Perry Writes Real Life," "Writing a Gospel Play," "A Sympathetic Ear," "Inwood Daddy," "Boundaries," "Periodically," "Didn't Want Nothin' Reprise," "Precious Little Dream / AIDS Is God's Punishment," "Memory Song," "A Strange Loop." Album produced by Michael Croiter and Michael R. Jackson. The musical was produced at Playwrights Horizons in 2019. Also at


Brittain Ashford: Drama Club
(Commodore Trotter - new digital album)
Singer/actor Brittain Ashford (Sonya in Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812). "Defying Gravity," "You're the One That I Want," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," "Send in the Clowns," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "I Dreamed a Dream," "Sonya Alone," "It's Quiet Uptown," "Tomorrow," "Music of the Night," "No One Is Alone."

Dog Man: The Musical digital
(Broadway Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of score by Brad Alexander (music) and Kevin Del Aguila (lyrics). Based on the bestselling Dog Man book series by Dav Pilkey. TheatreWorksUSA's cast includes Kadrea Dawkins, L.R. Davidson, Jamie LaVerdiere, Milo J. Marami, Brian Owen, Dan Rosales, Crystal Sha'nae, and Forest VanDyke. "Underture," "The Opening Number," "Dog Man," "Revenge," "Cyber-Fish," "Happy Song / 80-HD," "The Perfect Mashup," "Without Me," "I'm Back," "The Evil Abcs," "Robo-Dance Party," "Dog Man Is Go!," "A Far, Far Better Thing," "A Far, Far Better Reprise," "The Happy Ending," "Bows." Album produced by Michael Croiter and Brad Alexander. CD format to be released October 4. Also at

Judy digital
(Decca Broadway - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack for upcoming feature film. Songs sung by Renée Zellweger. "By Myself," "Get Happy," "For Once In My Life," "Zing Went The Strings," "You Made Me Love You," "Talk Of The Town," "Come Rain Or Come Shine," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "The Trolley Song," "The Man That Got Away," "San Francisco," "Over The Rainbow." CD version to be released 10/11/19.

Stereo Dawn: Off the Ground
(new digital album on mmp3/at iTunes)
New album from 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 Off-Broadway in Little Shop of Horrors). "Up and Away," "Stereo," "Color in the Line," "New Kid in Town," "My Vow to You," "The View, and You and Me," "Campfire Song," "Sober," "Take Me," "Slamming Doors," "Breathe (2 Am)," "Another Trip," "Forget Tonight."

BOOKs Now Available:

Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock: An Inside Look at the Hit Musical
(Hachette Books - new hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook)
Fully illustrated companion book to the musical written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Laurence Maslon, contributor to this book. Foreword by Justin Trudeau. Libretto plus exclusive never-before-seen photos of the events that inspired the musical, illustrations of the cast, up-close details of the costumes and set, new interviews from passengers, Gander residents, and the actors that lined up to audition to portray them and much more.

In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays
(Routledge - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Jordan Schildcrout. In-depth analysis of 15 plays that ran over 1,000 performances, examining what made each so popular in its time. Each chapter focuses on the longest-running plays of a particular decade, synthesizing historical research and dramaturgical analysis to explain how they functioned as works of theatrical art, cultural commodities, and reflections of the values, conflicts, and fantasies of their times. At the heart of each play’s history are the ideological contradictions often present in works of popular culture that appeal to diverse audiences, particularly around issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality. 264 pages.

The Man in the Ceiling: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
11 songs from the 2017 Andrew Lippa musical based on Jules Feiffer's young adult novel about a 12-year old boy aspiring to become a famous cartoonist. "Almost There," "Disappear," "Doin' Fine," "Draw Your Own Conclusion," "Hands," "I Do What I Do," "Kidding Around," "Like Your Son," "Maybe He Likes Me," "To the Gods," "Where Is My Love Song?." 88 pages. Released 8/1/19.

Taking a Chance on Love: The Life and Music of Vernon Duke
(Univ of Oklahoma Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
by George Harwood Phillips. Immerses the reader in Vernon Dukes globe-hopping and genre-swapping, as financial concerns and musical passions drive him from composing symphonies to writing songs, from brilliant successes to Broadway flops, and from performing with classical performers to writing books and articles. Throughout, as he crisscrosses the landscape of American music, collaborating with lyricists such as Howard Dietz, Ira Gershwin, and Sammy Cahn. 272 pages.


Beetlejuice OBC vinyl
(Ghostlight/Warner Bros. - new LP)
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

Hadestown OBC vinyl
(2-LP vinyl box set)
Score by Anaïs Mitchell. Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada, Amber Gray, Patrick Page, Andre De Shields, Jewelle Blackman, Kay Trinidad, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer. Expected to include libretto and free download code.

Leslie Odom, Jr.: Mr
(S-Curve Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
New album from stage/screen actor/singer Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton, Harriet). "Stronger Magic," "Standards," "Go Crazy," "u r my everything," "Under Pressure," "Cold," "Lose It," "Eva's Song (A Psalm Of Life)," "Foggy," "Entr'Acte (The Joyful Messenger)," "Hummingbird," "Remember Black," "Freedom." Single from the album to be released September 13, will album released date of November 2019.

Melissa Errico: Legrand Affair - The Songs of Michel Legrand Deluxe Edition
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
2011 album with additional tracks. "I Was Born in Love with You," "The Summer Knows," "His Eyes, Her Eyes," "The Windmills of Your Mind," "I Will Wait for You," "In Another Life," "Martina," "Dis moi," "You Must Believe in Spring," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?," "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?," "Something New in My Life," "Maybe Someone Dreamed Us," "Once Upon a Summertime," "Celui-la," "I Haven't Thought of This in Quite A While," "Pieces of Dreams/Little Boy Lost," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (Guitar Duo)," "The Way He Makes Me Feel," "Hurry Home." Demos: "Something New in My Life," "Maybe Someone Dreamed Us," "The Summer Knows," "Once Upon a Summertime," "The Windmills of Your Mind," "Dis moi," "Michel at Work."

A Musical About Star Wars
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording. Created by Tom D'Angora. Original score by Billy Recce. Subtitled or, Why Star Wars is the Greatest Thing to Ever in the History of the Galaxy, Much, Much Better than Star Trek. Cast includes Taylor Crousore, Scott Richard Foster, and Emily McNamara. The new musical played at Theatre Row in 2019. Also at


Tootsie: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book
Songbook for 2019 Broadway musical. Features 16 vocal selections from the score by David Yazbek. Songs include: "I Won't Let You Down," "The Most Important Night of My Life," "Talk to Me Dorothy," "Unstoppable," "Whaddya Do," "Who Are You?," and more.


Track lists announced:

Hayden Tee: Face to Face
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
New Zealand theatre singer-actor's first album dedicated to musical theatre. "Stars," "I Don't Care Much / So What," "Lily's Eyes" (With John Owen-Jones), "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "'Til I Hear You Sing," "It All Fades Away," "Molasses to Rum," "The Smell of Rebellion," "How Glory Goes." 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. Songs and patter. "Intro / Trojan Woman Medley: All the Way," "Trojan Woman Medley: When You Wish Upon a Star," "Trojan Woman Medley: The Glory of Love," "Welcome," "Hello Young Lovers," "Younger Than Springtime / Carefully Taught," "So in Love," "You Walk with Me," "Sondheim Suite: Happiness," "Sondheim Suite: Good Thing Going," "Sondheim Suite: Too Many Mornings," "Sondheim Suite: Not a Day Goes By," "Sondheim Suite: Move on," "You, You, You," "When Did I Fall in Love?," "I Miss the Music," "Ovarian Cancer / HT," "And the World Goes 'Round," "Back to Before," "Thank You," "Opposite You," "Our Love Is Here to Stay." 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 [Amazon link should start working soon.]

Added, no release date:

Sea Wall/A Life
(Audible audiobook)
2019 Broadway plays by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne. Starring Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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