Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 12/3/19 (updated 12/6/19)

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Earlier recaps:

2019: November 26, 19, 5 | October 29, 22, 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

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

CDs now available:

Cole Porter's The New Yorkers 2017 Encores! Cast Recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Based on the 2017 New York City Center Encores! production of Cole Porter musical. Music direction by Rob Berman. Cyrille Aimée, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks, and Ruth Williamson. Produced by Rob Berman and Lawrence Manchester. "Overture," "Go into Your Dance," "Please Don't Make Me Be Good," "The Hot Patata," "Where Have You Been," "Say It with Gin," "Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love," "Love for Sale," "I'm Getting Myself Ready for You," "The Great Indoors," "Night and Day," "Wood," "Love for Sale (Reprise)," "The Physician," "Let's Fly AwayKathryn McCreary," "Sing, Sing for Sing Sing," "You've Got That Thing," "Let's Not Talk About Love," "Take Me Back to Manhattan (Pt1)," "Take Me Back to Manhattan (Pt2)," "I Happen to Like New York."

Jagged Little Pill OBC
(Atlantic - new on CD)
Cast recording for new musical with score by Alanis Morissette, which begins December 5 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Jane Bruce, Anthony Cipriano, Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Logan Hart, Derek Klena, Max Kumangai, Sean Allan Krill, Ezra Menas, Lauren Patten, Nora Schell, Elizabeth Stanley. "Overture," "See Right Through You," "All I Really Want," "Hand in My Pocket," "Smiling," "Ironic," "So Unsexy," "Perfect," "Lancers Party (So Pure)," "That I Would Be Good," "Wake Up," "Forgiven," "Entr'Acte (Hand's Clean)," "Not The Doctor," "Head Over Feet," "Unprodigal Daughter," "Predator," "You Oughta Know," "Uninvited," "Mary Jane," "No," "Thank U," "You Learn." Released previously on mp3 and at iTunes.

John Barrowman Fabulous Christmas
(Decca UK - new import CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "When a Child Is Born," "Sleigh Ride," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Happy Holidays" (with the Puppini Sisters), "Be Thou My Vision / Away in a Manger," "Save the Last Dance," "Grown Up Christmas List," "Silent Night," "I Saw Mommy" (with Emily Atack), "O Holy Night," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town."

Marty Thomas: Slow Dancing with a Boy
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Second album from stage and television singer/actor. Guest singers Rachel Potter, Jamey Ray, Mykal Kilgore. "Slow Dance" "As" "Dancing on My Own All by Myself" "Dreamlover" "Crazy for You" "Remember Me This Way" "Show Me Heaven" "Seventh Grade (Save the Best for Last / Everything I Do)" "I Want You to Need Me" "Someone to Fall Back On" "We Belong" "Somewhere."Produced by Jamey Ray. Also at

The Sound of Music 60th Anniversary
(Craft Recordings - new on CD)
1959 Broadway cast performs the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II score. Mastered from the original 3-track master tape. New liner notes by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization's Ted Chapin. Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, with Brian Davies, Elizabeth Howell, Kurt Kasznar, Marion Marlowe, Patricia Neway, Muriel O'Malley, Lauri Peters, Karen Shepard. "Preludium," "The Sound of Music," "Maria," "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "The Lonely Goatherd," "How Can Love Survive?," "The Sound of Music," "Laendler," "So Long, Farewell," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "No Way To Stop It," "An Ordinary Couple," "Processional," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "Edelweiss," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain."

Superhero original cast
(Sony - new on CD/on mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Tom Kitt. The musical, with book by John Logan, premiered in January 2019 at Second Stage. "Prologue / The Adventures of the Amazing Sea-Mariner," "What's Happening To My Boy?," "The Adventures of the Amazing Sea-Mariner (Reprised) / You Don't Know What I Know," "The Man in 4-B," "I'll Save The Girl," "Laundry for Two," "How Do You Do This Again? / You Don't Know What I Know (Reprise)," "It's Not Like In The Movies" (available now) now "If I Only Had One Day," "In Between," "My Dad, The Superhero," "It Happens To You," "What Are The Words?," "If I Only Had One Day (Reprise)," "Superman Is Dead," "Superhero." Kate Baldwin, Bryce Pinkham, Kyle McArthur, Julia Abueva, Jake Levy, Salena Qureshi, Thom Sesma and Nathaniel Stampley. Booklet includes liner notes from Chris Jones, the full lyrics, and production photos.

Wanda's World
(Broadway Records - new on CD/on mp3)
Studio cast recording of score by Beth Falcone. Mallory Bechtel, Alex Boniello, Christiana Cole, Max Crumm, Christine de Frece, Justin Guarini, Troy Iwata, Arielle Jacobs, Brittney Johnson, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Tony LePage, Isabelle McCalla, Chris Medlin, Nancy Opel, Brittany Zeinstra. Produced by Emmy Award winner Michael J. Moritz Jr. Also at


"Beautiful Ghosts" from the motion picture Cats
(Polydor Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New original song from the 2019 film based on the musical. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Taylor Swift. Sung by Taylor Swift. Released 11/15/19.

Kyle Taylor Parker and Alysha Umphress: "Count Your Blessings/What a Wonderful World"
(Broadway Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)

Kyle Taylor Parker: "I'll Be Home for Christmas"
(Broadway Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)

The Lightning Thief deluxe edition
(Broadway Records - new digital album at iTunes)
Re-release of the Off-Broadway recording with bonus cut songs. Score by Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki. Chris McCarrell, Jorrel Javier, Ryan Knowles, Sarah Beth Pfeifer, James Hayden Rodriguez, Jalynn Steele, and Kristin Stokes. Bonus tracks: "Camp Half-Blood," "Pick a Side," "Try," "In the Same Boat," "The Wittlest Minotaur." CD format available at

The Lightning Thief karaoke edition
(Broadway Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Score by Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki. Instrumental versions of "Good Kid," "My Grand Plan," "The Tree On The Hill," "Killer Quest!" and "Bring On The Monsters." Music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, produced by Michael Croiter, Rob Rokicki and Van Dean. Also at

The Mad Ones
(Craft Recordings - new digital album)
Studio cast recording of Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk score. Krystina Alabado, Emma Hunton, Ben Fankhauser, Katie Thompson. "The Girl Who Drove Away," "We're Just in Your Head," "Freedom," "Ordinary Senior Year," "My Mom Is A Statistician," "Sam Failed Her Driver's Test," "Top Ten," "Simple As That," "The Proposal," "There Was A Party," "The Mad Ones," "I Know My Girl," "Miles To Go," "Say The Word," "Moving On," "Go Tonight," "Yellow SUV," "Run Away With Me," "Drive," "I Didn't Say Goodbye," "Remember This." Digital booklet includes lyrics and liner notes by Michael Arden.The musical was produced in 2017 by Prospect Theater Company.

With or Without You
(new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Original cast (2019 Theatre Row) recording of Connor Martin and Christine Harvey score. Maya Deschanes, Caroline McFee, Jake Bell, Daniel Artuso, Heidi Gleichauf, Justin Forward, Daniel Grumich, Laura Erle, Brian Kamps, Mark Parello, Camryn Graves, Sabrina Sutton. Released 11/22/19.

DVD/BLU-RAYs Now Available:

Buttons: A Christmas Tale
(Paramount - new on DVD)
2018 Christmas movie featuring Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury, with Alivia Clark, Julia Burrows, Jane Seymour, Roma Downey and Abigail Spencer. Narrated by Kate Winslet and Robert Redford. Directed by Tim Janis. Also streaming.

BOOKs Now Available:

Conversations with Neil Simon (Literary Conversations Series)
(Univ Press of Mississippi - Hardcover/Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Jackson R. Bryer, Ben Siegel, editors. In twenty-two, Neil Simon talks candidly about what it was like to write commercially successful plays that were dismissed by critics and scholars. He also speaks at length about the differences between writing for television, for the stage, and for film. He speaks openly and often revealingly about his relationships with, among many others, Mike Nichols, Walter Matthau, Sid Caesar, and Jack Lemmon. 280 pages.

The Niceties
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
Play by Eleanor Burgess. Played Off-Broadway in 2018. 96 pages.


Only Fools and Horses: The Musical
(Silva Screen Records - new on CD)
Score by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan; additional music by John Sullivan and Chas Hodges. Original West End cast (Theatre Royal Haymarket). "His Name is Derek Trotter," "Only Fools and Horses Hooky Street," "Not Now Grandad," "Not Now Grandad Reprise," "ThatÂ’s What I Like," "Where Have All The Cockneys Gone," "The Girl," "Mange Tout," "Bit of a Sort," "Raining for Grandad," "Being A Villain," "Lovely Day," "Marriage & Love," "West End Wendy," "What Have I Let Myself In For," "Gaze Into My Ball," "Fool's Transition," "The Tadpole Song," "Holding Back The Years," "Margate This Time Next Year." Currently at Amazon UK.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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