Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 10/22/19 (updated 10/25/19)

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2019: October 15, 8, 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:

Alice by Heart
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
MCC cast. Score by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. Molly Gordon, Colton Ryan, Kim Blanck, Mia DiLena, Zachary Downer, Noah Galvin, Zachary Infante, Andrew Kober, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe , Catherine Ricafort, Heath Saunders, and Wesley Taylor. "West of Words," "Down the Hole," "Still," "Chillin' the Regrets," "The Key Is," "Those Long Eyes," "Manage Your Flamingo," " Sick to Death of Alice-ness," "Brillig Braelig," "Some Things Fall Away," "Your Shell of Grief," "Another Room in Your Head," "Isn't It A Trial?," "Do You Think We Think You're Alice?," "I've Shrunk Enough," "Afternoon," "Winter Blooms." Produced by Duncan Sheik and Kurt Deutsch, with Craig Balsam and Cody Lassen executive producers. Recorded March 24-25. Also at Previously released on mp3 and at iTunes

Ana Gasteyer: sugar & booze
(Henry's Girl Inc. - new on CD/mp3/vinyl/at iTunes)
"Sugar and Booze," "Nothing Rhymes with Christmas," "The Man with the Bag," "He's Stuck in the Chimney Again," "Secret Santa," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "You're a Mean One Mr Grinch," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "In the Market for a Miracle," "Blue Black Friday," "Sleigh Ride," "Children Go Where I Send Thee," "The Merriest," "Sugar and Booze (Edit)."

Christmas at Birdland
(Club44 Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
With Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch, and featuring Donny Osmond, Daniel Glass, Steve Doyle, Dave Koz. "Christmas Is Starting Now/It's the Holiday Season," "The Christmas Waltz," "Manhattan in December," "You Meet the Nicest People," "Mister Santa," "He's Stuck in the Chimney Again," "Little Jack Frost, Get Lost," "Caroling, Caroling," "It Happened in Sun Valley/Snow," "Silent Night/A Child Is Born," "Winter Weather/Winter Night," "The Christmas Song (Chestnust Roasting on an Open Fire)," "Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells." [Released 10/18/19, not listed last Tuesday.]

Harry Connick, Jr. - True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter
(Verve - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes/vinyl LP)
Harry Connick Jr. as pianist, singer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor. "Anything Goes," "I Love Paris," "I Concentrate on You," "All of You," "Mind If I Make Love to You," "Just One of Those Things," "In the Still of the Night," "Why Can't You Behave," "Begin the Beguine," "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," "True Love," "You're Sensational," "You Do Something to Me."

Lea Michele: Christmas in the City
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Christmas in New York," "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (with Jonathan Groff), "Do You Want To Build a Snowman?," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Silent Night," "White Christmas" (with Darren Criss), "Silver Bells," "Angels We Have Heard on High" (with Cynthia Erivo), "O Holy Night."

Mandy Patinkin: Children and Art
(Nonesuch - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Songs by Randy Newman, and Laurie Anderson, include Lyle Lovett, Taylor Mac, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Waits, and Patinkin himself. Have appeared previously in Patinkin's digital Diary series. "Going to a Town," "Kentucky Avenue," "If I Had a Boat," "From the Air," "So Long Dad," "Children and Art," "To Be of Use," "My Mom," "Wandering Boy," "Fear Itself" (with Kathryn Grody), "Raggedy Ann," "Refugees/Song of the Titanic" (with Judy Blazer). Recorded in New York with pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman). "Refugees/Song of the Titanic Produced by Tommy Krasker, engineered by Tom Lazarus. The artist's 30-city tour begins on October 30, 2019. CD format only pre-ordering at Nonesuch store at this time.

Moulin Rouge! OBC
(House of Iona/RCA Records - on CD)
Cast includes Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein, Sahr Ngaujah, Tam Mutu, Ricky Rojas, and Robyn Hurder. "Welcome To The Moulin Rouge!," "Truth Beauty Freedom Love," "The Sparkling Diamond," "Shut Up And Raise Your Glass," "Firework," "Your Song," "So Exciting! (The Pitch Song)," "Sympathy For The Duke," "Nature Boy," "Elephant Love Medley," "Backstage Romance," "Come What May," "Only Girl In A Material World," "Chandelier," "El Tango De Roxanne," "Crazy Rolling," "Your Song Reprise," "Finale (Come What May)," "More More More! (Encore)." Produced by Baz Luhrmann, Justin Levine, Matt Stine and Alex Timbers. Music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine. Previously released on mp3 and at iTunes. [The Amazon listing currently says "Available November 4" but some CDs did ship yesterday.]


American Utopia on Broadway OBC
(Nonesuch - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Includes songs from David Byrne's American Utopia along with songs from Talking Heads and his solo career, currently on Broadway in October at the Hudson Theatre. "Here," "I Know Sometimes a Man Is Wrong / Don't Worry About the Government," "Lazy," "This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)," "I Zimbra," "Slippery People," "I Should Watch TV," "Everybody's Coming to My House," "Once in a Lifetime," "Glass, Concrete & Stone," "Toe Jam," "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)," "I Dance like This," "Bullet," "Every Day Is a Miracle," "Blind," "Burning Down the House," "Hell You Talmbout," "One Fine Day," "Road to Nowhere," "The Great Curve." Digital book included. Released 10/18/19. 2-CD version to be released 11/22/19.

(Sony - new digital album on mp3)
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." CD to be released 11/15/19.

Gretel! - A New Musical OLC
(Charlie Turner Music - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original London Cast recording of new musical score by Charlie Turner. Debuted in London's West End in 2019 at the The Other Palace Theatre. Roxanne Applebee, Joely Barbour, Georgia Burnell, Aoife Clesham, , Mina Dahle, Thomas Duern, Gregor Duncan, Rebecca Lauren, Elle MacAllen, Liv Warden, Mikey Wooster. "Down in the Wood," "Feet on the Ground," "Down in the Wood (Reprise)," "Dark Magic," "Girl's Gotta Go," "The Man That I Love," "Going Solo," "Rewrite Our Stories," "Destiny Song," "Opposite You," "Glorious," "We Were Hers," "In Her Arms," "Feet on the Ground (Reprise)." Released 9/19/19.

The Michael Friedman Collection: The Abominables digital album
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
World premiere recording by The Civilians. Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. John Behlmann, Audrey Bennett, Gerard Canonico, Daniel Jenkins, Mia Jenness, Jiho Kang, Alyse Alan Louis, Zell Murrow, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Curtis Reynolds, Brian Charles Rooney, Johnny Shea. "I Am the Princess of Everything Else," "Minnesota Nice," "Perfect," "My Brother is a Yeti," "Happiness," "Yeti Prayer," "Hockey Rules," "The Curse of the Blizzards ," "A Matter of Time (Part 1)," "A Matter of Time (Part 2)," "We Will Kill You," "We Are All Yeti," "Crouching Harry Hidden Yeti," "I Used to Be Like You," "I Used to Be Like You (reprise)," "We Are All Yeti: A Team Finals," "We Could Build an Igloo," "The Final Game," "Learn to Lose." Also at [Released 10/18/19, not listed last Tuesday.]

The Michael Friedman Collection: The Great Immensity digital album
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
World premiere recording by The Civilians. Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Cindy Cheung, John Ellison Conlee, Dan Domingues, Billy Hepfinger, Trey Lyford, Erin Wilhelmi. "The Hot World," "We Are All Panamanian," "The Earth Ambassadors Theme Song!," "ClimateSummit Suite: Stockholm 1972, Rio 1992, Kyoto 1997, Copenhagen 2009, Warsaw 2013," "Charismatic Megafauna," "Martha, the Last Pigeon/The Golden Lemur," "We Are Legion," "The Great Immensity," "The Dene Village," "The Great Immensity (reprise)," "The Next Forever." Also at [Released 10/18/19, not listed last Tuesday.]

The Michael Friedman Collection: This Beautiful City digital album
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
World premiere recording by The Civilians. Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Emily Ackerman, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Brad Heberlee, Conor Ryan, Stephen Plunkett, Alison Weller. "Colorado," "This Beautiful City," "Whatever, ," "An Email from Ted," "End Times," "Demons," "Doubting Thomas," "Take Me There," "Freedom," "Urban Planning," "Another Email from Ted," "Pikes Peak (A Model of Christian Charity)," "Freedom (Alt Version)." Also at [Released 10/18/19, not listed last Tuesday.]

Music from "The Politician"
(Atlantic - digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Songs from the Netflix series, performed by Ben Platt. "River" (by Joni Mitchell), "Unworthy of Your Love" (with Zoey Deutch, by Stephen Sondheim), "Vienna" (by Billy Joel), "Run Away" (by Ben Platt).

BOOKs Now Available:

Antlia Pneumatica
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns: A Post-electric Play). Played Playwrights Horizons in 2016. 96 pages.

Small Mouth Sounds: A Play Off-Broadway Edition
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Bess Wohl. Produced by Ars Nova in 2015 and 2016.

Still Here: The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD/Audible Audiobook)
By Alexandra Jacobs (The New York Times). Biography of the Broadway legend, Elaine Stritch. "Following years of meticulous research and interviews, this is a portrait of a powerful, vulnerable, honest, and humorous figure who continues to reverberate in the public consciousness." 352 pages.


Joe Stilgoe's Christmas Album
(Storyville Records - new on CD/mp3)
British singer/pianist/songwriter Joe Stilgoe (son of Richard Stilgoe and Annabel Hunt). "Medley: Winter Weather / I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "The Night Before," "Little White Berry," "December Lights," "Sleigh Ride," "The Christmas Song," "Round & Round the Christmas Tree," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Medley: Top Hat / Putting on the Ritz," "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "I'm the Happiest Christmas Tree," "Rest in Peace." With saxophonist Amy Dickson, the Canterbury Cathedral Girls Choir, Ben Castle, and Rob Brydon.

John Barrowman Fabulous Christmas
(Decca UK - new import CD)
To include duets and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."


Staging Sex: Best Practices, Tools, and Techniques for Theatrical Intimacy
(Routledge - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition 12/19/19)
By intimacy choreographer and movement specialist Chelsea Pace. Takes theatre practitioners step-by-step through the best practices, tools, and techniques for crafting effective theatrical intimacy.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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