Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 12/2/14

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November 25, 18, 11, 4 | October 28, 21, 14, 7, 1 | September 16, 9, 2 | August 26, 19 | 12 | 5 | July 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | June 24, 17, 10, 3 | May 27, 20, 13, 6 | April 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | March 25, 18, 11, 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013

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CDs Now Available:

Anatevka - Fiddler on the Roof
(Oehms Classic - new on CD/iTunes)
Austria's Mörbisch Lake Festival cast. German-language recording of Bock and Harnick score. Original German language adaptation by Rolf Merz revised by Gerhard Hagen. Gerhard Ernst, Dagmar Schellenberger/ Morbisch Festival Orchestra and choir. 17 tracks: Tradition, Jente, o Jente, Wenn Ich Einmal Reich Wär', Schabbat-Gebet, Zum Wohl! L'Chaim!, Tevjes Monolog, Wunder! Ein Wunder!, Tevjes Traum, Hochzeitseinzug, Tagein, Tagaus, Hochzeitstanz, Nun Hab' Ich, Was Ich Will, Tevjes Antwort, Ist es Liebe?, Fort aus dem Elternhaus - Hodels Abschied, Chavaleh, Anatevka. Released 10/14/14.

Chess Remastered Deluxe Edition
(new import 2CD/1 DVD set)
1984 concept album in a remastered and expanded edition. Benny Andersson/Björn Ulvaeus/Tim Rice score. Barbara Dickson, Murray Head, Tommy Körberg, Elaine Paige, Denis Quilley, Bjorn Skifs. Includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks plus a DVD (Region 2) featuring an in-depth documentary and five video clips of songs from the album: Magasinet Special Chess documentary produced by Swedish Television in 1984; promotional videos of "One Night In Bangkok," "Nobody's Side," "The Arbiter," "I Know Him So Well," "Pity The Child." CD Disc 1: "Merano," "The Russian and Molokov / Where I Want to Be," "Opening Ceremony," "Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquillity)," "The American and Florence / Nobody's Side," "Chess," "Mountain Duet," "Florence Quits," "Embassy Lament," "Anthem." CD Disc 2: "Bangkok / One Night in Bangkok," "Heaven Help My Heart," "Argument," "I Know Him So Well," "The Deal (No Deal)," "Pity the Child," "Endgame," "Epilogue: You and I / the Story of Chess," "Press Conference," "Intro Mountain Duet (Der Kleine Franz)," "Anthem." [reports are that the DVD will play on U.S. players.] Also available directly from the UK at Dress Circle.

Ellen Greene: Songs for a Winter's Night
(new on CD)
Ellen Greene with Christian Klikovits, on piano, cellist Stephen Erdody, Sara Parkins on violin, Sarah Thornblade on violin, Brian Dembow on viola, David Washburn on trumpet, Steve Becknell on French horn, Eric Rittner on bass and Tim Mcintyre on drums as well as a choir. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Santa Baby," "Angels We Have Heard On High," "Christmas Time Is Here," "Stille Nacht," "Wintersong (For My Donn), "Universal Child," "Angel," "Suite Francaise, Op 114: Chanson D'Alsace" (with Christian Klikovits), "Song for a Winter's Night," "Morning Has Broken," "Let It Be Me / The Christmas Song." Album-only bonus tracks: "The Lives of Me," "Kol Nidre / Marry Me a Little." Released digitally earlier, at CD Baby and iTunes.

Have Faith: Mary Testa and Michael Starobin
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries," "What If," "Sonnet 29," "Heroes," "Pink," "Sometimes it Snows in April," "Change," "Sister Clarissa," "Soldiers of Christ," "Lost," "On the Other Side," "God Only Knows," "Unravel/If I Loved You," "Heaven," "Thank U," "Hallelujah."

(Yellow Sound Label - new on 2 CDs/iTunes w/ digital booklet)
Live recording of Skip Kennon and Ellen Fitzhugh score. BD Wong. "One of Those Years," "Anticipation," "Not President, Please," "The Lawyer's Office," "Oh Billy," "I am an American," "Mosely and Christmas 1929," "God Said," "To the Men's Store," "How to Build a Man," "Goin' to Mr. Mosely's," "George's Transformation," "Little Mr. Tippy Toes," "Enter Lou," "George," "George's Big Day," "What's a Body to Do?," "The Deal With Lou," "The Chicken and the Frog," "Pulling Over," "The Frog Shuffle," "The Carrot and the Stick," "The Lily Pad Tango," "The Heart of Hollywood," "A Mother," "A Mother Encore," "The La Rochelle," "Lullaby," "Dot," "3 / 4 for the Three," "The Menage is Now a Duet," "One of Those Years Reprise," "Bow and Exit Music."

Theodore Bikel's Treasury of Yiddish Folk & Theatre Songs
(Real Gone Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Remastered from Elektra Records' Theodore Bikel Sings Jewish Folk Songs, More Jewish Folk Songs and Theodore Bikel Sings Yiddish Theatre & Folk Songs. "A Chasene Tants," "Doina," "Beygelach," "Di Grine Kuzine," "A Pintale," "Machatonim," "Shabes Shabes," "Mayn Shtetele Belz," "Hulyet, Hulyet Kinderlach," "Lomir Alle Zingen," "A Zemer," "A Fidler," "Drei Techterlech," "Kinder Yorn," "Dona Dona," "Unter A Kleyn Beymele," "Drei Yingelech," "Az Der Rebbe Zingt," "Der Rebe Elimelech," "Di Younevdike Teyg," "Kum Aher Du Filozof," "Di Mezinke," "Margaritkelech," "Lomir Zich Iberbeten," "A Chazn Oyf Shabes," "Tumbalalayka." Booklet includes the lyrics in phonetic Yiddish with English translations. [unclear whether or not the digital versions are from the new remaster\

(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Public Theater cast album of Matt Sax and Eric Rosen's futuristic rock musical (additional music by Curtis Moore). Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Damiano, Emilee Dupre, Claybourne Elder, Semhar Ghebremichael, Jonathan David, Leslie Odom Jr., Victoria Platt, Angela Polk, Devin L. Roberts, Matt Sax, Haaz Sleiman, Manuel Stark. Previously released on mp3/iTunes


Hark!: The Broadway Boys - Digital
(PS Classics - new on mp3/iTunes)
From the Broadway Boys roster of tenors. Landon Beard, Danny Calvert, Mykal Kilgore, Tyler Maynard, Jesse Nager, Kyle Post, Zak Resnick and Gabe Violett with guests Shoshana Bean and Shayna Steele. "Angels We Have Heard on High," "The Little Drummer Boy," "Today (Just Come Home)," "The Lights (The Chanukah Song)," "Do You Hear What I Hear?," "A Place Called Home," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "In the Bleak Midwinter," "The Christmas Song," "Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)," "Imagine Me." CD to be released December 9.

The West End Goes MAD For Christmas
(Auburn Jam Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Compilation album of Christmas songs by new writers, performed by a host of West End stars, in aid of MAD (Make a Difference) Trust. "Together We Can Make It", (Killian Donnelly & the cast of Les Misérables) (written by Felix Hagan), "Home", (Alistair Brammer) (written by Gus Gowland & Alistair Brammer), "I Love Christmas", (Chloe Hart) (from The Bakewell Bake Off written by The Baking Committee), "This Christmas", (written & performed by Stuart Matthew Price), "Reindeer Wives", (Harriet Thorpe, Christopher Howell & Sophie Isaacs) (written by Anderson & Petty), "A Soldier's Christmas", (Gerónimo Rauch & Nadim Naaman) (written by Nadim Naaman), "Praying For You", (Gina Beck) (written by Alexander Bermange), "The Little Match Girl", (Janie Dee) (written by Tim Connor). Includes lyric booklet including behind-the-scenes photos by Kate Scott of the recording sessions, and beautiful illustrations by artist Darryl Carpenter. Minimum of 20% percent of each album sale will go to the charity. CD version available at Dress Circle.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

American Masters: Bing Crosby - Rediscovered
(PBS Home Video - new on DVD)
To premiere on PBS same day. Crosby's estate granted unprecedented access to his personal and professional archives, including never-before-seen home movies, Dictabelt recordings, photos and more. Narrated by Stanley Tucci with new interviews with all surviving members of Crosby's immediate family —wife Kathryn, daughter Mary and sons Harry and Nathaniel —and Tony Bennett and Michael Feinstein, record producer Ken Barnes, biographer Gary Giddins and writers Buz Kohan and Larry Grossman. 90 minutes.

Into the Woods Blu-ray
(Image Entertainment - new Blu-ray/DVD)
Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical. 1991 televised presentation of the (nearly complete) original Broadway cast. Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg, Kim Crosby, Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright, Barbara Bryne, Merle Louise, Chuck Wagner, Pamela Winslow, Philip Hoffman, Lauren Mitchell, Kay McClelland, Edmund Lyndeck, Joy Franz, Cindy Robinson, Maureen Davis.


Billy Elliot 5 Years Repro Poster
(repro poster)
Ready-framed 50cm x 30cm / 20 x 12.5 inches. Available at Dress Circle

Holiday items from Dress Circle
The Phantom of the Opera Memories Musical Water Globe; Les Misérables Happy Christmas Tote Bag; Phantom of the Opera Happy Christmas Tote Bag.

Monty Python's Spamalot Sanjeev Repro Poster
(repro poster)
Ready framed 50cm x 30cm / 20 x 12.5 inches. Available at Dress Circle


Funny Lady Blu-ray
(Twilight Time - new on Blu-ray)
1975 fictional musical sequel to Funny Girl featuring songs by Kander & Ebb and others. Screenplay by Jay Presson Allen and Arnold Schulman, based on a story by Schulman. Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall and Ben Vereen. Special Features: In Search of a Star; The New Look of Barbra in "Funny Lady"; Dancing on the Water; original theatrical trailer. ]there is no Isolated score on this title.] Limited edition of 3,000 units.

Peter Pan Live! DVD DVD + CD Soundtrack Gift Set
(Universal/NBC - DVD + CD)
New live production for TV. Music by Jule Styne, Mark Charlap; lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Carolyn Leigh. Based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie. Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle, Kelli O'Hara, Taylor Louderman, Alanna Saunders. To air live on NBC on December 4, 2014. Limited edition includes the soundtrack on CD.

Peter Pan Live! (Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event)
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Soundtrack recording of December 2014 live television show. Allison Williams, Christian Borle, Kelli O'Hara, Minnie Driver, Taylor Louderman, Alanna Saunders, Jake Lucas, John Allyn. "Overture," "Tender Shepherd," "Peter Flies In," "I Gotta Crow," "Neverland," "I'm Flying," "Pirate March," "Vengeance," "The Usual Rivalries," "Hook's Tango," "Wendy," "Hook's Tarantella," "I Won't Grow Up," "Mermaids Lagoon," "Only Pretend," "Wonderful World Without Peter," "True Blood Brothers," "Distant Melody," "When I Went Home," "I'm Flying (reprise)," "Hook's Waltz," "The Fight," "I Gotta Crow (reprise)," "Only Pretend (reprise)/Tender Shepherd (reprise)," "I Won't Grow Up (reprise)," "Finale Ultimo: Neverland (reprise)."

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Blu-ray
(Twilight Time - new Blu-ray)
1969 British film based on Muriel Spark's novel (which also inspired the preceding play by Jay Presson Allen). Maggie Smith (Oscar for Best Actress), Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin. Score by Rod McKuen. Directed by Ronald Neame. Special Features: isolated music & effects track; audio commentary with director Ronald Neame and actress Pamela Franklin; original theatrical trailer. Limited edition of 3,000 Units.

The Route to Happiness London Studio Cast - Digital
(new on mp3/iTunes)
Complete show recording. Alexander S. Bermange score. Featuring Kerry Ellis, Ben Forster, and Louise Dearman. Produced by Mike Dixon. Disc One: "Overture," "Prologue," "A Man in Mind," "I Want It All," "Somehow I'll Be Famous," "Coda of Opening Sequence," "Holding On," "Just One More Ex," "Fingers in Pies," "Next!," "I Just Love Weddings," "A Fateful Meeting," "Montage" Disc Two: "Entr'acte," "These Days," "We'll Make It," "Better We'd Not Met," "Plan B," "Waiting for the Call," "Not My Fault," " to Have It All," "This Isn't Me," "Getting Through," "I'll Never Change a Single Thing," "The Route to Happiness." Deluxe double CD format available in the UK at Dress Circle

Yentl - Blu-ray
(Twilight Time - new on Blu-ray)
1983 film featuring Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving. Score by Michel Legrand and Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman. Special Features: director's extended cut of the film and the theatrical version; introduction to the film by Barbra Streisand; audio commentary by Barbra Streisand and co-producer Rusty Lemorande; deleted scenes; introduction to special features by Barbra Streisand; The Director's Reel featurette; the rehearsal process with materials from Barbra's archives; My Wonderful Cast and Crew featurette; deleted song; storyboard sequences; Barbra's 8mm concept film with optional narration; still galleries; theatrical trailers. [there is no isolated score on this title.] Limited edition of 3,000 units.


Into the Woods Movie Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
"Agony," "Any Moment - Part I," "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky," "Hello Little Girl," "I Know Things Now," "Into the Woods," "It Takes Two," "Last Midnight," "Moments in the Woods," "No One Is Alone - Part II," "On the Steps of the Palace," "She'll Be Back," "Stay with Me."

The Songs of Goldrich and Heisler
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Nearly 40 songs from Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the first women ever honored as recipients of the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting. "Alto's Lament," "Amazing (What a Little Faith Can Do)," "Apathetic Man," "Baltimore," "Beautiful You," "Boom Boom," "Compromise," "Fifteen Pounds," "Funny How the Love Gets in the Way," "Gabriel's List," "Hola, Lola!," "How I Love You," "I Want Them... (Bald)," "The Last Song," "Let Me Grow Old," "Los Pinguinos **female key**," "Love like Breathing," "Make Your Own Party," "Menemsha Moon," "The Morning After," "Music of Your Life," "Now That I Know," "Oh, How I Loved You," "Oh, How My Heart Is an Ocean," "Oh My Soul," "Out of Love," "Over the Moon," "Sing Your Own Song," "Taking Flight," "Taylor, the Latte Boy," "That's All," "There's Nothing I Wouldn't Do," "The Things I Know of Love," "This Lonely Road," "A Thousand Stars," "True Believer," "We Remember Love," "Welcome the Rain," "Women Want What." Also includes black-and-white photos.

Violet: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
12 vocal selections from the 2014 Broadway production starring Sutton Foster. "All to Pieces," "Bring Me to Light," "Hard to Say Goodbye," "Last Time I Came to Memphis," "Lay down Your Head," "Let It Sing," "Look at Me," "On My Way," "Promise Me, Violet," "Surprised," "That's What I Could Do," "You're Different."

Into the Woods Movie Songbook (Easy Piano edition)
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
"Agony," "Any Moment - Part I," "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky," "I Know Things Now," "Into the Woods," "It Takes Two," "Moments in the Woods," "No One Is Alone - Part I," "On the Steps of the Palace," "Stay with Me."


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Into the Woods Movie Songbook (Easy Piano edition)
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
"Agony," "Any Moment - Part I," "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky," "I Know Things Now," "Into the Woods," "It Takes Two," "Moments in the Woods," "No One Is Alone - Part I," "On the Steps of the Palace," "Stay with Me."