Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 10/1/19 (updated 10/4/19)

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2019: September 24, 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:

Dog Man: The Musical
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
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. Fall 2019 release expected. Also at Previously released new on mp3.

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."

R.R.R.E.D. A Secret Musical
(JAY Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Katie Thompson. Katie Thompson, Matt Loehr, Marissa Rosen, Kevin Zak, Christopher Sieber, Christina Bianco. "Red Opening," "The Rules," "I'm Not Pregnant, I'm Just Fat," "As Long As It's Red," "Revenge," "Her Assistant," "What's Good a Blonde Anyway," "I Like You," "Dead Before We Know It," "The Same," "Red Headed Step Child (Him)," "Silence Is Red," "What's Good a Brunette Anyway," "Your Side (Duet)," "Procreation," "R.R.R.E.D," "Red Headed Step Child (Her)," "Gj's Seed Sack," "Your Side (Bonus)."


Swoon: Nora York with Jamie Lawrence
(Good Mood Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Posthumous release (jazz singer Nora York died in 2016) produced by and featuring Nora York's collaborator Jamie Lawrence: unreleased, never-before-heard compositions and interpretations of pop classics. "All Shook Up," "In the Morning," "All Down Hill from Here," "Amelia," "Money, Money," "Earliest Memory," "Nothing Compares to U," "Rain Came Down," "Snowstorm in June," "Memory Like a Flat Tire," "Rome Is Burning," "The Hill."

BOOKs Now Available:

Jerome Robbins, by Himself: Selections from His Letters, Journals, Drawings, Photographs, and an Unfinished Memoir
(Knopf - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Jerome Robbins. Amanda Vaill, editor. From Robbins' voluminous letters, journals, notes, diaries, never before published. Edited, and with commentary by Amanda Vaill (author of 2006 Robbins biography Somewhere). 448 pages.

Mad Scenes and Exit Arias: The Death of the New York City Opera and the Future of Opera in America
(Picador - Paperback Book)
Paperback release of Heidi Waleson's 2018 book. Recounts the history of the New York City Opera and reveals how, from the beginning, it balanced an ambitious artistic program on fragile financial supports. Also looks forward and considers some better-managed, more visionary opera companies that have taken City Opera’s lessons to heart. ... a story of money, ego, changes in institutional identity, competing forces of populism and elitism, and the ongoing debate about the role of the arts in society. 304 pages. Previously released in hardcover and Kindle edition.

A Moment on the Clock of the World: A Foundry Theatre Production
(Haymarket Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
".. an invitation to consider how we make the world ... artists, social justice practitioners, cultural critics and public intellectuals, Cornel West, Taylor Mac, Alisa Solomon, Robin D.G. Kelley and Laura Flanders among them, whose own inquiries intersected with that of the award-winning Foundry Theatre across its 25-year history. 220 pages.

Stages: A Theater Memoir
(Barbara Hogenson Agency - Paperback Book)
By Albert Poland, legendary Broadway and Off-Broadway producer and general manager (The Boy from Oz, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Starmites, 68 OB credits, including Little Shop of Horrors, The Waverly Gallery. 452 pages. Released 9/25/19.


Ambassador: Original London Cast Recording
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
First in Stage Door Records' Cast Album Masters Series. Music by Don Gohman and lyrics by Hal Hackady. 1971 OLC: Toni-Sue Burley, Margaret Courtenay, Danielle Darrieux, Penny Everton, Blain Fairman, Judy Gridley, Neville Jason, Howard Keel, Judith Paris, Brian Rowley, Lamona Snow, Isobel Stuart, Nevil Whiting, David Wheldon Williams. "Overture," "A Man You Can Set Your Watch By," "It's a Woman," "Lambert's Quandry / Lilas," "The Right Time, the Right Place," "Surprise," "Charming," "All of My Life," "What Can You Do with a Nude?," "Love Finds the Lonely," "Tell Her," "Young with Him / I Thought I Knew You," "Lilas / What Happened to Paris," "Too Much to Forgive," "That's What I Need Tonight," "You Can Tell a Lady By Her Hat / This Utterly Ridiculous Affair / Gossip," "Not Tomorrow," "Thank You, No! / All of My Life (Reprise)." Album was produced by Norman Newell and recorded by RCA Records in November 1971. Digitally remastered from the studio master tapes. Limited to 500 copies only. Also at

Frozen 2
(Disney - new on CD)
Soundtrack for 2019 animated film. New songs by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Evan Rachel Wood, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff, Panic! At The Disco, Kacey Musgraves Weezer. "All is Found," "Some Things Never Change," "Into the Unknown," "When I Am Older," "Reindeer(s) are Better than People (Cont.)," "Lost in the Woods," "Show Yourself," "The Next Right Thing," "Into the Unknown(end credits)," "All is Found (end credits)," "Lost in the Woods (end credits)."

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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