Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 10/8/19 (updated 10/11/19)

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2019: October 1 | 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:

Adrian Cunningham & His Friends Play Lerner & Loewe
(Arbors Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
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."

Beetlejuice OBC
(Ghostlight/Warner Bros. - new on CD)
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.

(Circle Gets the Square - at iTunes)
10th anniversary album of score by Dennis T. Giacino. Featuring actresses from various productions (2015 Off-Broadway production, New York workshops, and tryout productions in Orlando and Tampa): Andrea Canny, Becky Gulsvig, Michelle Knight, J. Elaine Marcos, Soara-Joye Ross, and Jenny Lee Stern. "One More Happ'ly Ever After," "Insane," "Without the Guy," "Two Legs," "Big Tits," "Honestly," "Finally," "Not V'one Red Cent," "Secondary Princess," "All I Wanna Do Is Eat," "A Happy Tune?," "Perfect," "Once Upon a Time." Music director Zach Dietz. Produced by Ethan Popp Ethan Popp. Also available on CD and mp3 at and

Michael Longoria: Like They Do in the Movies
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Includes "Evergreen," "I Will Always Love You," "Take My Breath Away," "Unchained Melody," plus the debut of an original song written by Michael Longoria and arranged by James Dobinson called "Kiss Me (Like They Do In The Movies)." Music arrangements by Rona Siddiqui and James Dobinson. Produced by Michael Croiter. Also at


Adam Pascal: "Cry"
(new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New single released from Adam Pascal. Released 10/5/19.

Counterpoint Lerner & Loewe: Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski digital
(Arbors Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
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." CD format now to be available 10/20/19.

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." Released 10/4/19.


Andrew Lloyd Webber: Live Musicals Collection
(Universal - on 4 DVD Discs)
Disc 1: Cats (1999) with Elaine Paige and Sir John Mills, remastered with full digital, 70-piece orchestra; with The Making of Cats. Disc 2: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Go, Go, Go Joseph: The Making of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat plus Production Notes, The History of Joseph, The Enduring Appeal of Joseph, Cast and Filmmakers, Recommendations. Disc 3: Love Never Dies, with The Making of Love Never Dies. Disc 4: Jesus Christ Superstar Live Arena Tour, with An Introduction by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Behind the Scenes.

(Sony - new on CD)
World premiere recording of Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar's new musical. Jenn Colella, Mykal Kilgore, Aisha Jackson, Saint Aubyn, Charity Angél Dawson, Gerard Canoninco, Ben Roseberry, John Krause, Max Sangerman, Jeb Brown, Matt Rodin, Katie Thompson, Olivia Griffin, Marlene Ginader, Amelia Cormack, and Jeremy Sevelovitz. "Pop Pop Beau," "So Better," "Comin' Home," "Shut Up," "It Couldn't Be," "By Your Side," "Crush," "Disappear," "Thursday In July," "Runnin'" (available now), "By Your Side (Reprise)," "Encore." To be released digitally 10/25/19.

Transparent Musicale Finale Original Soundtrack
(Decca Gold - new on CD)
Zach Barack, Alexandra Billings, Jay Duplass, Sophie Giannamore, Hannah Glazer, Alexandra Grey, Kathryn Hahn, Gaby Hoffmann, Richard Kind, Jo Lampert, Jari Jones, Amy Landecker, Erik Liberman, Judith Light, Lesli Margherita, Shakina Nayfack, Theo Tiedemann. "Sepulveda Boulevard," "Come Through Shelly," "Goddamn House," "Where Have You Been?," "Sit In It," "Your Boundary Is My Trigger," "Father's House," "Let Her Be Okay," "Where Have You Been? (Reprise)," "Your Shoes," "Crazy People," "Joyocaust." Vinyl version to be released 11/22/19. Released previously on mp3 and at iTunes.


The Australian Musical: From the Beginning
(Allen & Unwin - Hardcover Book)
By Peter Pinne and Peter Wyllie Johnston. "... a definitive account of the history of musical theatre in Australia." 432 pages.

The First Oscar Hammerstein and New York's Golden Age of Theater and Music
(McFarland - Paperback Book)
by Adolph S. Tomars. Biography, from an unfinished manuscript by the son of one of his stage managers, recounts the spirited heyday of Hammerstein's daring and masterful productions, his often tempestuous relationships with both rivals and associates, and the birth of Broadway. 277 pages.

Good Nights Out: A History of Popular British Theatre 1940–2015
(Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book)
By Aleks Sierz. A thematic survey of commercially successful London stage productions over the past 75 years... from R. F. Delderfield's Worm's Eye View and Hugh Hastings's Seagulls Over Sorrento, to The Mousetrap and The Phantom of the Opera. 240 pages.


Waiting for working link:

A Vintage Broadway Christmas: Festive Showtunes and Yuletide Favorites Sung by Broadway Stars of Yesteryear
(Stage Door Records - 2-CD import set)
Details to come.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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