Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 10/13/15

Earlier recaps:

October 6 | September 29, 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:

The Beggar's Opera
(Masterworks/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/mp3/at iTunes)
1968 OLC cast. Peter Gilmore, James Cossins and Jan Waters. Score by John Gay. At Masterworks September 18; ArkivMusic and digital outlets October 16.

David Benoit Trio (w/ Jane Monheit & the All American Boys Chorus): Believe
(Concord Records - new on CD)
"Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Believe," "Christmas Waltz," "Christmas Time is Here," "Guaraldi Medley," "My Favorite Things," "Just Like Me," "My Little Drum," "Christmas Song."

Hamilton OBC
(WMG/Atlantic Records - new on 2 CDs)
Lin-Manuel Miranda score. 2015 Broadway show. Cast includes Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Javier Muñoz, Leslie Odom, Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, Phillipa Soo, and Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Ariana DeBose, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Neil Haskell. 46 tracks. Disc 1: "Alexander Hamilton," "Aaron Burr, Sir," "My Shot," "The Story of Tonight," "The Schuyler Sisters," "Farmer Refuted," "You'll Be Back," "Right Hand Man," "A Winter's Ball," "Helpless," "Satisfied," "The Story of Tonight (Reprise)," "Wait For It," "Stay Alive," "Ten Duel Commandments," "Meet Me Inside," "That Would Be Enough," "Guns and Ships," "History Has Its Eyes On You," "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)," "What Comes Next," "Dear Theodosia," "Non-Stop"; Disc 2: "What'd I Miss," "Cabinet Battle #1," "Take a Break," "Say No To This," "The Room Where It Happens," "Schuyler Defeated," "Cabinet Battle #2," "Washington On Your Side," "One Last Time," "I Know Him," "The Adams Administration," "We Know," "Hurricane," "The Reynolds Pamphlet," "Burn," "Blow Us All Away," "Stay Alive (Reprise)," "It's Quiet Uptown," "Election Of 1800," "Your Obedient Servant," "Best of Wives and Best of Women," "The World Was Wide Enough," "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story." Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes

At Long Last Love
(Varese Sarabande - on CD)
Soundtrack from 1975 Peter Bogdanovich musical film. Music by Cole Porter. Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, Madeline Kahn. "Twentieth Century-Fox Trademark," (Fanfare), "Overture," "Which," (Cybill Shepherd, Eileen Brennan), "Poor Young Millionaire," (Burt Reynolds, John Hillerman), "You're The Top," (Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn, Duilio Del Prete, Cybill Shepherd), "Find Me A Primitive Man," (Madeline Kahn), "Friendship," (Madeline Kahn, Cybill Shepherd, Burt Reynolds, Duilio Del Prete), "Musical Intro / But In The Morning, No," (Eileen Brennan, John Hillerman, Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd), "At Long Last Love," (Duilio Del Prete, Madeline Kahn, Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd), "Well, Did You Evah?," (Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn, Cybill Shepherd, Duilio Del Prete, Mildred Natwick), "From Alpha To Omega," (Duilio Del Prete, Madeline Kahn), "Medley," "Just One Of Those Things," (Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, Duilio Del Prete), "I Get A Kick Out Of You," (Cybill Shepherd), "Medley," "Medley."


Beggar's Holiday: A Duke Ellington Broadway Musical
(new digital album on mp3 and at iTunes)
John La Touche and Duke Ellington score from 1946 Broadway show. Baritone David Serero presents 2015 revival version, performed November 2012 in Paris. "In Between," "Time to Take a Holiday," "No One but You," "Rooster Man," "Take Love Easy," "In the Scrimmage of Life," "Tomorrow Mountain," "I Want a Hero," "Maybe I Should Change My Ways," "Quarrel for Three," "But He so Charmed Me," "Live for the Moment," "I've Got Me," "Maybe I Should Change My Ways (Reprise)," "No One but You (Reprise)," "Elegy to an Honest Crook," "In Between (Reprise)," "Tomorrow Mountain (Finale)."

Cynthia Erivo and Oliver Tompsett Sing Scott Alan
(Billy-Boo Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes )
Cynthia Erivo (new The Color Purple) and Oliver Tompsett (UK Wicked) perform a collection of songs by Scott Alan. "Sail," "Anything Worth Holding On To," "Darlin' (Without You)," "Take Me Away," "Stay," "Warm," "I've Already Won," "Breathe and Be Brave," "At All," "You're Not Alone," "Always / Goodnight."

Melissa Errico: What About Today? Live at 54 BELOW
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
11 tracks which Melissa has never recorded before, including the title track by David Shire and Bacharach's "The April Fools" and performances of a pair of Michel Legrand classics. Why are actors so nuts?, "What About Today?," Do you like this hair flip?, "The Summer Knows," Those were seals..., "The April Fools," Let's stay at the movies a little longer..., "His Eyes, Her Eyes," How 'bout we do a little Broadway?, "It's An Art," One perfect storm of a song..., "Meadowlark," Where does that leave us?, "Getting Married Today," Time to regroup..., "No More," It doesn t get better than this..., "Small World," "Show Me," "The Heart Is Slow To Learn," I got the idea to write this..., "Gentle Child," I am really bananas about Eydie Gormé..., "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?," "Last Dance," I'm like Cher in Moonstruck!, "How Are Things In Glocca Morra?." Also at special pre-order price at

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Billy Elliot the Musical Live
(Universal - on Blu-ray/digital HD)
Live recording of West End production. The production stars Matteo Zecca, Mitchell Tobin, Bradley Perret, Elliott Hanna, Ruthie Henshall and Deka Walmsley. 160 minutes. Previously released in the UK and available at at Amazon UK.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Humans
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Stephen Karam, currently at the Laura Pels Theatre. 112 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.


Clinton the Musical
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording. Music and lyrics by Paul Hodge. Kerry Butler, Tom Galantich, Duke Lafoon, Judy Gold, John Treacy Egan, Veronica J. Kuehn, Kevin Zak, Kara Guy, Dale Hensley, Rob Richardson and Gretchen Wylder.

Elaine Paige: I'm Still Here - Live At The Royal Albert Hall
(Import CD/DVD)
Live concert performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Also available directly from the UK at Amazon UK.

(new import CD)
Original London cast recording of Matthew Sklar/Chad Beguelin score. Cast includes Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh, Joe McGann, Jessica Martin. "Overture," "Christmastown," "World's Greatest Dad," "In The Way," "Sparklejollytwinklejingley," "I'll Believe In You," "In The Way," "Just Like Him," "A Christmas Song," "World's Greatest Dad," "Nobody Cares About Santa," "Never Fall In Love (With An Elf)," "There Is A Santa Claus," "The Story Of Buddy The Elf," "Nobody Cares About Santa," "A Christmas Song," "Finale."

Sandy Wilson's His Monkey Wife OLC + Selections from Aladdin
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
Sandy Wilson's musical adaptation of John Collier's novel "His Monkey Wife (or, Married to a Chimp)" Commissioned by and ran at Hampstead Theatre Club in England in 1971. Original cast includes June Ritchie, Robert Swann and Bridget Armstrong. Also included are selections from Wilson's Aladdin score, commissioned by Lyric Theatre Hammersmith in 1979 with original cast Elisabeth Welch, Christine McKenna, Belinda Lang, Joe Melia and Aubrey Woods.

School of Rock - The Musical OBC
(Warner Bros - new on CD)
Original 2015 Broadway cast recording, featuring Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess. Twelve original songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, and three songs from the 2003 film. Produced by Rob Cavallo and Lloyd Weber.


Between Riverside and Crazy
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Pulitzer Prize winning play by Stephen Adly Guirgis. 108 pages.

The Book of Grace
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Suzan-Lori Parks. 112 pages.

Booty Candy
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Robert O'Hara. 96 pages.

China Doll
(TCG - Paperback Book)
New play by David Mamet, premiering on Broadway October 21. 96 pages.

Marie Antoinette
(TCG - Paperback Books)
Play by David Adjmi. Premiered in co-production between American Repertory Theater and Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012. 96 pages

Theatre World Volume 69: 2012-2013
(Theatre World Media - Hardcover Book)
Ben Hodges and Scott Denny, editors. Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and complete listings for 70 regional theatres, detailing more than 2,000 productions with over 800 photographs, each entry includes cast lists, replacements, producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, and plot synopses. The year's obituaries, a listing of all nominees and winners of the major theatrical awards, the longest-running Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, and a detailed index. Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Regional Theatre roundups written by accomplished theatre critics. Highlights of the season include Kinky Boots; Matilda the Musical; Tracy Letts in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf; Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful; Pippin; David Byrne and Fat Boy Slim's Here Lies Love. 524 pages.


Added to January 2016:

Rothschild & Sons original cast recording
(JAY Records - new on CD)
2015 York Theatre cast. Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick score for "an intimate one-act reimagining of The Rothschilds." Robert Cuccioli, Glory Crampton, Peter Cormican, Jonathan Hadley, David Bryant Johnson, Christine LaDuca, Jamie LaVerdiere, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Mark Pinter, Curtis Wiley and Christopher M. Williams. Orchestrations by Joseph Church. Produced by John Yap. Executive producers John Yap and Arnold Mittelman