Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 4/14/15

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April 7 | March 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | February 24, 17, 10, 3 | January 27, 20, 13, 6, 2015

Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.

CDs Now Available:

Double Feature: Love Songs From the Movies
(LML Music - new on CD)
Collection of rare and well known love songs from the movies. Singer B.J. Ward and jazz pianist Donn Trenner. "I'll Take Romance," "Moonlight Serenade," "Drifting," "Tulip or Turnip," "Do You Know Why?," "I Love Being Here With You," "It Happens," "I Remember You," "Young and Foolish," "Rosemary s Baby," "Whistling Away the Dark," "Tomorrow is Another Day."

Sammy Davis, Jr. Sammy Swings / Sammy Awards
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Sammy Davis, Jr. album twofer. "Temptation," "the Lady's in Love with You," "Comes Love," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "That Old Black Magic," "Oo-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be," "Begin the Beguine," "By Myself," "the Gypsy in My Soul," "Will You Still Be Mine," "Don'cha Go 'way Mad," "Perdido ," "Blues in the Night," "It's Magic," "I've Heard That Song Before," "Love Letters," "Change Partners," "For Every Man There's A Woman," "the Man That Got Away," "Lovely To Look At," "Too Late Now," "I Fall in Love Too Easily," "Pennies from Heaven," "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To."

Stormy Weather soundtrack
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Soundtrack for 1943 Twentieth Century Fox film musical. Lena Horne, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Cab Calloway, "Fats" Waller, Ada Brown, Dooley Wilson, The Nicholas Brothers, Babe Wallace, Mae Johnson, Katherine Dunham, and others. Includes all the songs (full length as recorded), all the incidental music (save for one seven-second bit of scoring for which an overlay couldn't be found), previously found additional material, plus four more songs that were recorded for but not used in the film. CD 1 contains the complete film soundtrack, around 78 minutes. CD 2 contains all the bonus material. The sound is excellent mono. Limited release of 1,000 copies. Order at


Hansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat Original Cast Recording digital
(Carpet Square - new on mp3/iTunes)
Music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated "family music" writer/performer Justin Roberts. The show debuted at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago in 2014. Alissa Walker, Danny Taylor, Jack Ball, Jennifer Grubb, Brenton Abram-Copenhaver. "This Place," "We Gotta Run," "There's Always Me and You," "There Will Be Magic," "Together," "Crumb by Crumb," "You've Got to Do It Alone," "I Am Always Near," "Sugar Is the Perfect Food," "Incantation," "Lend a Hand," "Lend a Hand (Reprise)," "It's Not Over (It's Over)," "I Would Have Been Lost," "There's Always Me and You (Bonus Alternate Version)." CD version to be released May 5.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Stephen Sondheim Collection
(Image Entertainment - new 6-disc DVD set)
[verifying] Into The Woods: 1990 televised version with 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; Company: 2011 Avery Fisher Hall concert with Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Stephen Colbert, Jim Walton, Jon Cryer, Craig Bierko, Katie Finneran, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Lazar, Jill Paice, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Chryssie Whitehead; Sunday In The Park With George: 1986 televised version with Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters; Follies in Concert: 1985 Avery Fisher Hall concert with Barbara Cook, George Hear, Mandy Patinkin, Lee Remick, Carol Burnett, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Liliane Montevecchi, Elaine Stritch, Phyllis Newman, Jim Walton, Howard McGillin, Liz Callaway, Daisy Prince; Sweeney Todd: In Concert: 2001 concert with the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Rob Fisher and George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, John Aler, Stanford Olsen, Victoria Clark, Lisa Vroman and Timothy Nole; Sondheim: The Birthday: 2010 Avery Fisher Hall concert, Great Performances telecast, with host David Hyde Pierce, Paul Gemignani conducting, Laura Benanti , Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jenn Colella, Jason Danieley, Joanna Gleason, Nathan Gunn, George Hearn, Blaine Hoven, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald and others.


An American in Paris OBC
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast. Gershwin score. Adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher with orchestrations by Christopher Austin and musical direction by Brad Haak. Recording April 20, 2015.

Dames at Sea 1968 Original London Cast
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
Previously unavailable on CD. Jim Wise, George Haimsohn and Robin Miller score. Joyce Blair, Rita Burton, Kevin Scott, Sheila White, Blayne Barrington, William Ellis, Kevin Scott. "Overture," "Wall Street," "It's You," "Broadway Baby," "That Mister Man of Mine," "Choo-Choo Honeymoon," "The Sailor of My Dreams," "Singapore Sue," "Good Times Are Here to Stay," "Dames at Sea," "The Beguine," "Raining in My Heart," "There's Something About You," "The Echo Waltz," "Star Tar," "Let's Have a Simple Wedding." Available in April at

Fun Home (A New Broadway Musical)
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
Updated and expanded from the Off-Broadway recording. Additional material, some written for the Broadway version and other musical passages not included on the original recording. Cast includes Beth Malone, Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Emily Skeggs, Roberto Colindrez, Joe Perez. More than half the tracks are new. "It All Comes Back (Opening)", Sometimes my father appeared to enjoy having children..., "Welcome to Our House on Maple Avenue", "Not Too Bad", Just had a good talk with Dad..., "Come to the Fun Home", "Helen's Etude", Thanks for the care package..., "Party Dress", "Changing My Major", I leapt out of the closet..., "Maps", Read a book..., "Raincoat of Love", Clueless in New York…, "Pony Girl", A flair for the dramatic…, "Ring of Keys", Let me introduce you to my gay dad..., Shortly after we were married..., "Days and Days", You ready to go for that drive?..., "Telephone Wire", It was great to have you home..., "Edges of the World", This is what I have of you..., "Flying Away (Finale)." Can also be ordered for early shipping at

Gypsy 2015 London cast
(First Night U.K. - new on CD)
New U.K. cast recording of Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim score. Chichester to the West End transfer cast plus some new members. Imelda Staunton Lara Pulver, Gemma Sutton, Peter Davison, Dan Burton, Jack Chissick, Anita Louise Combe, Harry Dickman, Roger Dipper, Louise Gold, Clare Halse, Tom Hodgkins, Kieran Jae, Julie Legrand, Danielle Morris, Damien Poole, Natalie Woods, Billy Hartman, Lucinda Shaw and Luke Street. Show to begin March 28 at the Savoy Theatre. CDs expected in theater for the April 15 opening. Available in the U.K. a week earlier: Dress Circle.

Hansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat Original Cast Recording
(Carpet Square - new on CD)
Music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated "family music" writer/performer Justin Roberts. The show debuted at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago in 2014. Alissa Walker, Danny Taylor, Jack Ball, Jennifer Grubb, Brenton Abram-Copenhaver. "This Place," "We Gotta Run," "There's Always Me and You," "There Will Be Magic," "Together," "Crumb by Crumb," "You've Got to Do It Alone," "I Am Always Near," "Sugar Is the Perfect Food," "Incantation," "Lend a Hand," "Lend a Hand (Reprise)," "It's Not Over (It's Over)," "I Would Have Been Lost," "There's Always Me and You (Bonus Alternate Version)."

Jeanne-The Musical
(new import CD)
Original 1981 studio cast recording of Shirlie Roden score for the musical about Joan of Arc. Eventually produced twice in the 1980s in England. Recording features Shirlie Roden as Jeanne, with Richard Barnes, Peter Straker and Carl Wayne. "Fille De Dieu / Child of God / Now Is the Time," "Born to Be Fool," "Has Our Flower Been Deflower'd?," "A Highly Irregular Game," "Lionheart," "Orleans," "Shine on," "Burn Her Bridges," "Silver Lining," "Act of Accusation," "The Trial," "Carte Blanche," "Bittersweet," "The Burning." Available directly from the U.K. at Dress Circle.

Life of an Actress Soundtrack
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Soundtrack from 2014 film. Orfeh, Taylor Louderman, Allison Case, Bart Shatto, Xavier Cano, Richard H. Blake. Score by Paul Chau. "Go On," "American Dream," "He Wants to be An Accountant," "One Place," "I Wish I Was SAG," "When I am Dancing (Part 1)," "When I am Dancing (Part 2)," "Not Six Foot Tall (Part 1)," "Not Six Foot Tall (Part 2)," "Talent and Determination," "They Love Me," "Can You See Me," "Trying Again (Part 1)," "Trying Again (Part 2)," "Talk to Me," "Can You See Me (Part 2)," "Go On (Reprise)," "Can You See Me (Hannah's Reprise)," "Can You See Me (Charlie's Reprise)," "The Life of an Actress," "Coming Back To You."


Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue & Me... a memoir
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Hollywood agent Stevie Phillips. Represented Liza Minnelli, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, George Roy Hill, Bob Fosse, Cat Stevens, and David Bowie. Film and Broadway producer as well. 288 pages.


Audio clips now available through the PS Classics link:

On the Twentieth Century
(P.S. Classics - new on 2 CDs at Amazon)
Score by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Cast includes Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath, Mary Louise Wilson. Disc One: "Overture," "Stranded," "Saddle Up the Horse / On the Twentieth Century," Where's the high priest of the theatre?..., "I Rise Again," An angel of deliverance..., "Oscar Jaffee / Lily Garland," My little accompanist is late..., "Indian Maiden's Lament," What is your name, child?..., "Veronique," "Veronique Playoff," "I Have Written a Play," "Together," "Never," Oscar Jaffee meant nothing to me..., "Our Private World," "Repent," Boys, I've got the play..., "Mine," "I've Got It All." Disc Two: "Entr'acte," "Life Is Like a Train," I have my checkbook right here..., "I Have Written a Play," "Five Zeros," "I Have Written a Play," An anthology of womankind..., "Sign Lily Sign," "She's a Nut," "Max Jacobs," First class all the way..., "Babette," "Because of Her," "Lily / Oscar," I had to do it to save you..., "Finale Ultimo." Recorded March 23, 2015. Also pre-ordering at for early shipping.

Added to June 9:

Two's Company OBC
(Masterworks/ArkivMusic - new CD-R/digital)
1952 revue with songs by Vernon Duke/Ogden Nash/Sammy Cahn. Bette Davis, David Burns, Ellen Hanley, Sue Hight, Peter Kelley, Deborah Remsen, Hiram Sherman. Songs include "Theatre Is a Lady" "Turn Me Loose On Broadway" "It Just Occurred to Me" "A Man's Home" "Roundabout" "Roll Along, Sadie" "Out Of The Clear Blue Sky" "Esther" "Haunted Hot Spot" "Purple Rose" "Just Like a Man." This is the release date for ArkivMusic CD-R and digital. Masterworks will offer the CD-R on May 4.

Added to July 13:

Ages of Man
(Masterworks/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
1959 recording of Broadway production. Starring John Gielgud in role that won him Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards. Scenes and sonnets by William Shakespeare that dramatize the arc of human experience, from life to death. This is the release date for ArkivMusic and digital. Masterworks will offer the CD-R on June 16.

Added to 2016:

Book of comedic essays by Laura Benanti
(St. Martin's Press - new book)
Expected Fall of 2016.

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