Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 10/3/17 (updated 10/6/17)

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Earlier recaps:

2017: September 26, 19, 12, 5 | August 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | July 25, 18, July 4 & 11 | June 27, 20, 13, 6 | May 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | April 25, 18, 11, 4 | March 28, 21, 14, 7 | February 28, 21, 14, 7 | January 31, 24, 17, 10, 3

2016 | 2015

CDs Now Available:

Carol Burnett Sings (Expanded Edition)
Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Reissue of 1967 RCA LP with bonus tracks: "Make Me Rainbows," an unreleased Alan & Marilyn Bergman/John Williams composed outtake from the album sessions, and "The Bullfrog Patrol," from the obscure 1958 NBC-TV soundtrack album "The General Motors 50th Anniversary Show." "Sunny," "Enter Laughing," "I Believe It All," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Nobody's Baby (Am I)," "What Did I Have That I Don't Have," "Georgy Girl," "Meantime," "Fortuosity," "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie," "Make Me Rainbows," "The Bullfrog Patrol." Liner notes by Joe Marchese augmenting Julie Andrews’ original sleeve notes, and digital remastering by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York.

[Didn't make last Tuesday's recap.] Funny Face: 60th Anniversary Edition
(Verve - on CD)
Soundtrack from 1957 film Funny Face, based on George and Ira Gershwin's 1927 musical. Audrey Hepburn and Kay Thompson. Remastered and reissued with all the songs in the order in which they appear in the film plus eight previously unreleased bonus tracks as well as rehearsal outtakes. The film has songs from the musical, new songs, and additional music by Leonard Gershe and Roger Edens. "Main Title/Funny Face/'S Wonderful," "Think Pink," "How Long Has This Been Going On," "How Long Has This Been Going On - Reprise," "Funny Face," "Bonjour Paris," "Basal Metabolism," "Let's Kiss and Make Up," "He Loves and She Loves," "On How to Be Lovely," "Bonjour Paris," "Clap Yo Hands," "'S Wonderful"; Bonus Tracks: "Funny Face - alternate version," "Think Pink - alternate version," "How Long Has This Been Going On - alternate version," "Bonjour Paris - alternate version," "He Loves and She Loves - alternate version," "On How to Be Lovely - alternate version," "Clap Yo Hands - alternate version," "'S Wonderful - alternate version." Released 9/29/17.

Girl from the North Country OLC
(Sony - new on import CD)
Songs by Bob Dylan, feature in new play by Conor McPherson (currently at London's Old Vic). Sheila Atim, Ron Cook, Bronagh Gallagher, Shirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds, Claudia Jolly, Arinzé Kene, Debbie Kurup, Kirsty Malpass, Jim Norton, Tom Peters, Karl Queensborough, Sam Reid, Michael Shaeffer, Jack Shalloo, and Stanley Townsend. "Sign on the Window," "Went to See the Gypsy," "Tight Connection to My Heart," "Slow Train Coming/License to Kill," "Ballad of a Thin Man" (Instrumental), "I Want You," "Blind Willie McTell" (Instrumental), "Like a Rolling Stone/To Make You Feel My Love," "Like a Rolling Stone" (Reprise)/I Want You," "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere/Jokerman," "Sweetheart Like You/True Love Tends to Forget," "Girl from the North Country," "Hurricane/All Along the Watchtower/Idiot Wind," "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" (Instrumental), "Duquesne Whistle/Señor" (Tales of Yankee Power)/Is Your Love in Vain?/License to Kill," "Tight Connection to My Heart" (Underscore/Reprise), "Lay Lady Lay" (Instrumental)/Jokerman" (Reprise)/Clair De Lune," "Forever Young," "My Back Pages." Also available directly from the UK at Amazon UK

(Rhino Warner Classics - new on CD/mp3)
Live New York Theatre Workshop cast recording of Anaïs Mitchell's score. Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Lulu Fall, Amber Grey, Patrick Page, Jessie Shelton, Chris Sullivan, Shaina Taub. Arrangements and orchestrations by Michael Chorney; and co-arrangements & orchestrations and music supervision by Todd Sickafoose. Recorded June 28 and June 29. "Road to Hell I," "Livin' it up on top," "All I've ever known," "Way Down Hadestown," "Epic II," "Chant I," "Hey Little Songbird," "When the Chips are Down," "Gone I'm gone," "Wait for Me (I)," "Why We Build the Wall," "Our Lady of the Underground," "Way Down Hadestown II," "Chant II," "Epic III," "Word to the Wise," "His Kiss the Riot," "Promises," "Wait for Me II," "Doubt Comes In," "Road to Hell II." 4-song EP released in October 2016.

Half a Sixpence: Original Demo Recordings
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
Music and lyrics by David Heneker and book by Beverley Cross. Includes studio demo recordings for Kipps (then working title for the show) recorded at London's Olympic Studios in March 1962, one year before the West End run. Tommy Steele, Rita Williams, Roy Sone, Joanna Rigby and writers David Heneker and Beverley Cross; backed by the Kenny Powell Trio. INcludes some cut songs. Project conceived by Stewart Nicholls, Theatre Director and Archivist for the David Heneker Estate, who says the material was "discovered in perfect condition in the garage of Composer David Heneker's family house in deepest Wales - and hadn't been played for 55 years." "Ladies Wear," "MrShalford's Drapery Emporium," "All In The Cause of Economy," "Half A Sixpence," "We Don't Like Not To Be Engaged," "If You Dress Like MrPearce," "Pure Coincidence," "Money To Burn," "The Oak and the Ash," "She's Too Far Above Me," "I'm Not Talking to You," "If The Rain's Got To Fall," "The Old Military Canal," "The One Who's Got Away," "Long Ago," "How Fashionable and Amusing," "I'll Build A Palace / I Only Want A Little House," "I'll Build A Palace / I Only Want A Little House (Reprise)," "How Fashionable and Amusing," "I Don't Believe A Word Of It," "Flash Bang Wallop," "Long Ago," "Half A Sixpence," "She's Too Far Above Me," "If The Rain's Got To Fall," "Beverley Cross Narrates 'Half A Sixpence'." Also at and Amazon UK.

The Joker of Seville
(Kilmarnock Records - new on CD/mp3)
Score by Galt MacDermot and Derek Walcott. Available at

Marry Harry
(new on CD)
Music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello. Book by Jennifer Robbins. Original 2017 York Theatre cast. Ben Chavez, Morgan Cowling, Jesse Manocherian, Claire Saunders, David Spadora, Robin Skye and Lenny Wolpe. Musically directed by Eric Svejcar (piano) with Mercedes Beckman (reeds) and Robin Burdulis (percussion). Album produced by Dan Martin. Available at

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Almost Like Praying (Lin-Manuel Miranda single to benefit Puerto Rico)
(Atlantic Records - new single on mp3/at iTunes)
Song written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and he performs with others to include Luis Fonsi, Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila Cabello, Gloria Estefan, Gina Rodriguez, Alex Lacamoire, Jennifer Lopez, John Leguizamo, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario and Ana Villafañe. Song begins with "Say it loud and there's music playing; say it soft and it’s almost like praying," then the various artists alternate as they recite all 78 towns in the U.S. island territory. Proceeds go to The Hispanic Federation UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund.

BOOKs Now Available:

Finding Roger: An Improbably Theatrical Love Story
(Kingswell - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Rick Elice. Memoir of Elice's 34 years with Roger Rees. 256 pages.

Life Is Like a Musical: How Broadway Can Help You Live Your Best Life
(Running Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD)
By book author and Broadway dancer Tim Federle. Features 50 tips and anecdotes, with chapters such as "Let Someone Else Take a Bow," "Dance Like Everyone's Watching," and "Save the Drama for the Stage." 224 pages.


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Complete Second Season
(Warner Archive - new 3-disc DVD set)
Musical comedy television series. Cast includes Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana, Donna Lynne Champlin. 554 minutes.

Hello, Dolly! vinyl
(Masterworks Broadway - new on single LP)
New Broadway revival cast recording of Jerry Herman score. Bette Midler, David Hyde Pierce, Gavin Creel, Kate Baldwin, Taylor Trensch, Beanie Feldstein, Will Burton, Melanie Moore, Jennifer Simard, Kevin Ligon. "Overture," "Call on Dolly," "I Put My Hand In," "It Takes a Woman," "Put on Your Sunday Clothes," "Ribbons Down My Back," "Motherhood," "Dancing," "Before the Parade Passes By," "Penny in My Pocket," "Elegance," "The Waiters' Gallop," "Hello, Dolly!," "It Only Takes a Moment," "So Long Dearie," "Finale." 180-Gram Vinyl, deluxe gatefold package with 20 page full color book featuring production photos, lyrics and liner notes. Recorded March 2017. Released on CD and digital 5/9/17.

Leading Ladies: Songs from the Stage
(Rhino - new import CD)
Amber Riley (Dreamgirls), Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard, Memphis) and Cassidy Jansen (Beautiful, Wicked). "One Night Only," "Seasons of Love," "I'm Every Woman," "Natural Woman," "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Helpless," "Memory," "Somebody to Love," "Falling Slowly," "Love Will Stand," "Raise the Roof," "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," "Don't Rain On My Parade," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "One Good Man."

SpongeBob SquarePants, The New Musical original cast recording vinyl
(Masterworks Broadway - new vinyl double album)
Original cast recording for new Broadway musical based on the animated TV series. Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee, Nick Blaemire, Lilli Cooper, Carlos Lopez, Danny Skinner, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, Jesse JP Johnson, L'ogan J'ones, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Mark Ledbetter, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, JC Schuster, Allysa Shorte, Jacob Smith, Abby C. Smith, Jason Michael Snow, and Allan K. Washington. Original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Orchestrations, arrangements and music supervision by Tom Kitt.


The Children (TCG Edition)
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Lucy Kirkwood. Played Royal Court Theatre in 2016 and starting on Broadway November 28 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. 80 pages.

For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Sarah Ruhl. Recently premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. 144 pages.

The Good Peaches
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful. Originally performed by 56 orchestral musicians, three actors, and eight dancers at Cleveland Play House. 48 pages.

The Great American Songbook - Broadway: Music and Lyrics for 100 Classic Songs
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
From Gershwin and Rodgers & Hammerstein to Stephen Schwartz and Stephen Sondheim, 100 timeless hits from the Great White Way are showcased in this book of classics in arrangements for piano, voice and guitar. 464 pages.

Knives in Hens
(Bloomsbury Methuen - Kindle Edition)
Play by David Harrower. Includes new introduction by Mark Fisher. Making its New York City debut at 59E59 October 2017. 48 pages. Paperback published previously, including in July 2015.

The Seagull
(Theatre Communications Group - new Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Anton Chekhov, translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky. Brand new edition includes passages that were omitted from the version originally performed at the Moscow Art Theater in 1898. Contains both the canonically recognized version as well as the newly restored original text written by Chekhov. Adapted by playwright Richard Nelson, with Russian translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Part of TCG Classic Russian Drama Series. 128 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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