Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 12/8/20

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Earlier recaps:

2020: December 1 | November 24, 17, 10, 3 | October 27, 20, 13, 6 | September 29, 22, 15, 8, 1, August 25, 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 25, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

CDs Now Available:

Flowers for Mrs. Harris
(new 2-CD set)
Chichester Festival Theatre cast recording of score by Richard Taylor. Clare Burt (who won a UK Theatre Award for her performance), Joanna Ridintg and Gary Wilmot, alongside Claire Machin, Louis Maskell, Mark Meadows, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Nicola Sloane, Luke Latchman and Rhona McGregor. Orchestrations by Richard Taylor, conducted by Tom Brady and mixed by Mike Walker. Full color 16-page booklet, including production photographs and synopsis. Currently at DressCircle.London.

Maury Sings Yeston: The Demos
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Professionally recorded in studios over a forty-year period. "The Bells of St. Sebastian," "Unusual Way," "The Germans at the Spa," "Simple," "The Queen of Basin Street," "Salt 'n' pepper," "Mississippi Moon," "Bad News," "The Mardi Gras Ball," "Alive!," "More and More," "Life's a Joy," "Roberto's Eyes," "Something's Happened," "Viva España," "Picture It," "I Will Paint Sounds," "Bon Soir," "Doing the Latest Rag," "Barrett's Song," "Lady's Maid," "Sitting at the Captain's Table," "The Proposal/The Night Was Alive," "No Moon," "Kolya," "Soviet Union Blues," "Tell Me About Your Wife," "To the Future," "Baby at 110," "New Words," "One for a Rainy Day," "My Brother Abel," "The Nileside Cotillion," "No Man's as Wonderful," "Three Steps Forward," "Down on the Farm," "Nowhere to Go but Up," "Another Day in the Modern World," "Valentine," "December Time." The iTunes download will come with a full 29-page booklet, which includes an essay by Yeston, all the lyrics, and information about songs that were cut or revised, and why. It also "sets up" the songs that benefit from a little exposition. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes

MUSIC to be released this Friday, December 11:

Jorrocks: London Studio Cast Recording
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
CD debut of the Saga Records London studio cast recording. Music and lyrics by David Heneker. Barry Kent, Rita Williams, Pat Whitmore, Charles Young, Charles Granville, and Andy Cole, with the Rita Williams Singers and Brian Fahey Orchestra. The musical was based on the novels of R. S. Surtees and opened at London's New Theatre on September 22nd 1966. Digitally remastered from the original master tapes. Includes the very first recording of the overture, which was previously unreleased on the original LP album. Special bonus: the original demo recordings from the David Heneker Archive, including several songs later cut from the production. Limited edition release of 500 units only.

Starry Deluxe Edition
(Broadway Records - new album on CD)
Re-release of original concept album with a score by Matt Dahan. Now includes never-before heard demos of songs not featured on the original album, performed by Dahan and Kelly Lynne D'Angelo (book). Jeff Blim, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Mariah Rose Faith, Natalie Llerena, Natalie Masini, Michael Minto, Joe Viba, Clayton Snyder, Dylan Saunders and Huck Walton. Released 11/24/20 on mp3 and at iTunes. Currently at

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

(Everybody's Waitin' for) The Man with a Plan
(Masterworks - digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Laura Benanti. Lyrics by Randy Rainbow. Original song by rving Taylor, Dudley Brooks, and Hal Stanley.

(Broadway Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Collection of two previously unheard song cycles, 1859: A Farmer’S Diary and A Boy With a Camera, by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Sarah Uriarte Berry and Steven Pasquale. Demos, recorded 16 years ago, enhanced and remastered. Produced by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Michael J Moritz Jr. In gratitude to the theater community, the author’s proceeds will be donated equally to The Actor’s Fund Outreach to the BIPOC Community, the Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Program, and the Marineau-Mazzie Music Theatre Performance Scholarship at Western Michigan University. Also at Released 12/4/20. CD format to be released 12/18/20.

Marty Thomas and Marissa Rosen: The Award Winning Holiday Album
(Candy Cane Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Holiday duet album. "The World Holiday Music Awards" (with Christina Bianco), "There Is a Santa Claus," "Puppies Are Forever," "(Everybody’s Waitin’ For) the Man with the Bag," "Please Come Home For Christmas," "8 Days" (of Hanukkah)," "I Still Believe In Santa Claus," "Hard Candy Christmas" (with Alysha Umphress, Christina Bianco, Diana Degarmo, Jessica Vosk, Julie Danielson, Melinda Doolittle, Rachel Potter, Yasuhiko Fukuoka). CD format available at

"Only You, Lonely You"
(Polydor Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Single from Andrew Lloyd Webber/David Zippel's Cinderella score. Sung by Ivano Turco.

The Prom: Music from the Netflix Film digital
(Sony Music Masterworks - on mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack for 2020 Netflix musical film based on the Broadway musical. Music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Andrew Rannells, Keegan-Michael Key, Jo Ellen Pellman, Ariana DeBose. "Changing Lives," "Changing Lives (Reprise)," "Just Breathe," "It's Not About Me," "Dance with You," "The Acceptance Song," "You Happened," "We Look to You," "Tonight Belongs to You," "Tonight Belongs to You (Reprise)," "Zazz," "The Lady's Improving," "Alyssa Greene," "Love Thy Neighbor," "Barry is Going to Prom," "Unruly Heart," "It's Time to Dance," "Wear Your Crown," "Simply Love." Released 12/4/20. To be released on CD 12/18/20.

"You Can't Outgrow Christmas"
(Broadway Records - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Performed by Jackie Burns. Song from Come Find Me: A Christmas Musical by Holly Reed and Kelvin Reed. Released 12/4/20.

Books Now Available:

Circle in the Square Theatre: A Comprehensive History
(McFarland and Co. - Paperback Book)
By Sheila Hickey Garvey. Records the seven-decade history of this distinguished theatre from its nightclub origins to its current status as a Tony Award-winning Broadway institution. Based on years of research as well as interviews conducted with Circle in the Square's major contributing artists. 412 pages.


Lady Sings the Blues
(Paramount - new blu-ray)
1972 biopic about Billie Holiday. Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan, and Scatman Crothers.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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