Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/29/15

Earlier recaps:

September 22, 15, 8, 1 | 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 24, 17, 10, 3 | January 27, 20, 13, 6

Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.

CDs Now Available:

Ann Veronica London cast
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
Cyril Ornadel/David Croft score. Original 1969 London cast album, first time on CD. Digitally remastered. Mary Millar, Hy Hazell, Arthur Lowe, Peter Reeves, Charles West, Ian Lavender and John Inman. "Overture / a Whole Person," "I Don't See What Else I Could Have Said," "Maternity," "Opportunity," "Sweep Me Off My Feet," "Ann Veronica," "One Man's Love," "Chemical Attraction," "I Couldn't Do a Thing Like That," "Why Can't I Go to Him," "They Can't Keep Us Down," "Stand In Line / Home Sweet Home / Glad to Have You Back," "If I Should Lose You," "You're a Good Man," "Too Much Meat," "Ann Veronica (Reprise)." Extensive booklet with rare production photographs and detailed sleeve notes. Also available directly from the U.K. at Stage Door Records in the U.K. (should appear on Amazon soon).

The Best of Cinerama
(Sepia Records - new on 2 CDs)
Released in 1963, a greatest hits package film featuring the finest moments from the Cinerama travelogues (Cinerama Holiday, Seven Wonders of the World, Search for Paradise, South Seas Adventure). Mixed in full stereo from 6 & 7 track Cinerama 35mm full coats and presented in Dolby Surround with music first time on CD. Bonus extras include alternate takes of music from the original 7-track 35mm coats.

Freedomland U.S.A.
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Jule Styne and George Weiss were commissioned to produce a souvenir album for the New York theme park, performed by Johnny Horton, Jimmy Rushing, Jill Corey, Richard Hayes, Charlie Weaver and Earl Wrightson. First time on CD, re-mastered in stereo and combined with rare bonus tracks performed by stars such as Ethel Merman, Peter Lawford and Jule Styne himself. "Freedomland U.S.A Overture" (Frank De Vol And His Orchestra), "Little Old New York" (Richard Hayes), "Satellite City" (Earl Wrightson), "Danny the Dragon" (Charlie Weaver), "The Jalopy Song" (Jill Corey And Richard Hayes), "Pine Country" (Earl Wrightson), "Johnny Freedom" (Johnny Horton), "On the Showboat" (Jill Corey), "San Francisco Fran" (Richard Hayes), "The Chicago Fire" (Earl Wrightson), "So Long Ma" (Jimmy Rushing)"; "Bonus Tracks: "That's the Kind of Dame I Am" (Ethel Merman), "It's a Great Feeling" (Sammy Cahn), "I Feel Like Dancing" (Jule Styne And Leo Robin), "Temporary Arrangement" (Jule Styne), "Frightfully Nice" (Peter Lawford).

Israfel (from Nevermore) Remix EP
(Broadway Records - new EP/z)
Three new versions of "Israfel" from Nevermore - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording). "Israfel" (Single Version), "Israfel" (Julian Marsh Club Remix), "Israfel" (Julian Marsh Radio Remix). Music and lyrics by Jonathan Christenson. Released previously on mp3 and iTunes.

Thérèse Raquin OLC
(JAY Records - new on 2 CDs)
Music by Craig Adams. Book and lyrics by Nona Shepphard. Cast includes Julie Atherton, Greg Barnett, Jeremy Legat and Tara Hugo. "Sang et Neuf / At the End," "Snuggy Little House," "Having a Fit," "Snuggy Little House 2," "The Passage," "You Are Not Still, Therese," "Thursday Nights," "You Are Not Quiet, Therese," "May as Well and Why Not," "A Brutal Beginning," "I Breathe You In," "An Ultimatum," "A Sunday Stroll," "The Stream," "A Sunday Tragedy," "Who Knows?," "Sweet Perfume of Violets," "The Passage," "Thursday Nights," "A Quiet Wedding," "A Bridal Bed," "A Snuggy Old Age," "The Avenging Hand," "Sang Et Nerfs," "If I Had Known," "At the End." Includes a 26 page booklet with production photos and a full synopsis.

VINYL ALBUMs Now Available:

Universal Musical 180-gram vinyl album reissues: Judy at Carnegie Hall (double), Miss Show Business: Judy Garland , Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli Live at The London Palladium.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Best Plays of 2014
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Lawrence Harbison, editor. Six of the most original plays of the year selected by renowned editor Lawrence Harbison: The Country House (Donald Margulies), Dinner with the Boys (Dan Lauria), Mala Hierba (Tanya Saracho), Our Lady of Kibeho (Katori Hall), When January Feels Like Summer (Cori Thomas), Year of the Rooster (Eric Dufault). Full text of the plays and the production histories are included. 384 pages.

A Chorus Line FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Broadway's Singular Sensation
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Tom Rowan. History and fun facts, including: the unique workshop process through which the show was developed and written, the stories of its creators, the record-breaking Broadway run and numerous touring productions, and the captivating movie version. All-new chapters on the Broadway revival, the two London productions, and notable regional productions around the country. Guide to all the pop cultural references in the show the book with extensive photos and biographical information on the casts of the major productions. Chapters on recordings, previous books on the topic, and the show's influence on subsequent Broadway musicals and films. 512 pages.

Do You Know Me?: Tony Roberts
(paperback book/Audible edition)
Anecdotal memoir spanning Tony Roberts' fifty-five years as a professional actor: twenty-three Broadway shows, twenty-five films, three television series, and over fifty audio books and numerous voice-over commercials. Roberts explores the sources of his ambition and describes the ups and downs of a career in show business. 336 pages. Released 7/20/15.

Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York
(The Monacelli Press - Hardcover Book)
By Judith Gura, Kate Wood, and Larry Lederman (photographer). Tells the stories of 47 interior landmarks, including banks, theaters, office building lobbies, restaurants, libraries, and more, like Radio City Music Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grand Central Station, Tweed Courthouse, Rainbow Room, Ford Foundation Building. 240 pages.

Thomas Bradshaw: Intimacy and Other Plays
(TCG - new Paperback book)
Collection of Thomas Bradshaw plays: Intimacy, Dawn, Fulfillment, Southern Promises, Job, Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist, Lecture on the Blues and Purity. 240 pages.

The Time-Traveller's Guide to British Theatre: The First Four Hundred Years
(Oberon Books - Paperback book/Kindle Edition (already available)
By Aleks Sierz and Lia Ghilardi. A celebratory depiction of five centuries of British theatrical creativity from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II, from Shakespeare to Sir Laurence Olivier. 272 pages.


Brenna Whitaker
(Verve - new on CD/mp3)
L.A.-based jazz singer. "Black and Gold," "Misty Blue," "It's a Good Day," "You Don't Owe Me," "My Heart Cries for You," "When I'm Done," "I Can't Hear a Word You Say," "It's Not Easy Bein' Green," "Love Back," "Anyone Who Had a Heart," "Sayonara," "A House Is Not a Home."


Hamilton: The Revolution Hardcover book
(Grand Central Publishing - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook)
By Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. Miranda and McCarter trace the musical's development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here. Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself. 228 pages.

Memories of the Revolution: The First Ten Years of the WOW Café Theater
(Univ of Michigan Press - Paperback Book)
By Jill Dolan. Holly Hughes and Carmelita Tropicana, editors. Collects scripts, interviews, and commentary to trace the first decade of WOW Café (Women's One World). Alumnae include Lisa Kron, performance artists Holly Hughes and Carmelita Tropicana, theater troupe the Five Lesbian Brothers, and actors/playwrights Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver, and Deb Margolin, among others. Also includes photographs of and reminiscences by Café veterans. 312 pages.

The Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Songbook
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songwriting team Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk (Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, Henry and Mudge, The Woman Upstairs, Republic, and Tales from the Bad Years). 17 songs from their shows plus notes about them and their work. Includes: "Avalanche," "The Bad Years," "Five and a Half Minutes," "Freedom," "The Girl Who Drove Away," "Hand in Hand," "Holding On," "How to Return Home," "My Party Dress," "Not a Love Story," "Rise," "Run Away with Me," "Sadie," "Say the Word," "Two Strangers," "Vegas." 216 pages.

Something Rotten!: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
A dozen vocal selections from Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick score. Presented in vocal line arrangements with piano accompaniment. Includes: "God, I Hate Shakespeare", "Right Hand Man", "A Musical", "The Black Death", "I Love the Way", "Will Power", "Bottom's Gonna Be on Top", "Hard to Be the Bard", "We See the Light", "Make an Omelette", "To Thine Own Self (Reprise)." 96 pages.

The Theatre of David Henry Hwang
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Esther Kim Lee (Author), Kevin J. Wetmore Jr. and Patrick Lonergan series editors. 224 pages.


Daddy Long Legs Off-Broadway cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Paul Gordon score. Megan McGinnis and Paul Alexander Nolan. Produced by Kurt Deutsch and Brad Haak. Release date TBA.