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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 7/15/14

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Earlier recaps:

July 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:

Audio With A G: Sounds of A Jersey Boy, The Music of Bob Gaudio
(Rhino Records - 2-CD set)
Compilation album of songs written by Bob Gaudio of the Four Seasons. Includes two songs by Jersey Boys cast and two from the OLC of When Peggy Sue Got Married, Ruthie Henshall and Tim Howar. "Short Shorts" (Royal Teens), "Sherry" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Big Girls Don T Cry" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Walk Like A Man" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Whatever You Want" (Jerry Butler), "Another Day" (Chuck Jackson), "Dawn (Go Away)" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Rag Doll" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye)" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye)" (Bay City Rollers), "Silence Is Golden" (The Tremeloes), "The Sun Ain T Gonna Shine (Anymore)" (The Walker Brothers), "The Sun Ain T Gonna Shine (Anymore)" (Cher), "Can T Take My Eyes Off You" (Frankie Valli), "Can T Take My Eyes Off You" (Nancy Wilson), "Saturday S Father" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Wall Street Village Day" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Elizabeth" (Frank Sinatra), "I Would Be In Love (Anyway)" (Frank Sinatra), "For A While" (Nina Simone), "The Night" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "I Heard A Love Song (But You Never Made A Sound)" (Diana Ross), "Stone Liberty" (Diana Ross), "Deeper Than Love" (The Temptations), "Who Loves You" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "Down The Hall" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "The Night" (Lene Lovich), "Can T Take My Eyes Off You" (Boys Town Gang), "Beggin (Pilooski Re-Edit)" (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), "When Someone Tears Your Heart In Two" (Roberta Flack), "This Time Around" (Ruthie Henshall), "Two Kinds Of Fire" (Ruthie Henshall & Tim Howar), "Ces Soirées-La" (Jersey Boys Original Broadway Cast), "Sherry" (Jersey Boys Original Broadway Cast), "Who Loves You" (Jersey Boys Original Broadway Cast).

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill OBC
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs/iTunes)
Broadway cast recording featuring Audra McDonald. Recorded live at performances at Circle in the Square during the week of 5/27-5/29. Produced by Tommy Krasker. "I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone," "When a Woman Loves a Man," I'm even glad to be back in Philly..., I want to introduce my accompanist..., "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," We got this contract..., "Crazy He Calls Me," They used to be hangin' from the rafters..., "Gimme a Pigfoot (and a Bottle of Beer)," That was in the early thirties..., "Baby Doll," I better watch myself here..., "God Bless the Child," That was for my mama..., "Disc Two:," "," Nobody but me ever liked Sonny..., "Foolin' Myself/Somebody's on My Mind," "Easy Living," I was singin' with Artie's band..., "Strange Fruit," It's bad again, Jimmy..., "Blues Break," Now I'll take a little break right here..., "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do," I want you all to meet Pepi..., I was doin' the bad drugs heavy..., "Don't Explain / What a Little Moonlight Can Do (Reprise)," "Deep Song."

Vera Lynn: National Treasure: The Essential Collection
(Decca - new 2 CD set/mp3)
English singer Dame Vera Lynn, who recently celebrated 90 years of showbusiness. Chart hits from 1940 to 1945, including five No.1 hits, two of which went on to become alternative national anthems: "We'll Meet Again" (No.1 in 1940), "Yours" (No.1 in 1941), "The White Cliffs Of Dover" (No.1 in 1942), "You'll Never Know" (No.1 in 1943) and "It Can't Be Wrong" (No.1 in 1944). All tracks completely re-mastered for this release, many of taken from the original un-played source, and several tracks have only ever been available on the original 78rpm. "We'll Meet Again," "Wishing," "Wish Me Luck," "I'll Pray For You," "Goodnight Children Everywhere," "It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow," "I Hear A Dream," "When You Wish Upon A Star," "A Nightingale Sang," "The Woodpecker Song," "I'll Never Smile Again," "The Mem'Ry Of A Rose," "Love Is All," "Room 504," "Who Am I," "Do I Love You?," "The Bells Of St Mary's," "Yours," "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire," "I'll See You Again," "That Lovely Weekend," "White Cliffs Of Dover," "How Green Was My Valley," "Home Sweet Home," "Someone'S Rocking My Dreamboat," "White Christmas," "That Autumn In Old London Town," "When The Lights Go On Again," "I'm Yours Sincerely," "I've Heard That Song Before," "You'll Never Know," "Close To You," "It Can'T Be Wrong," "Besame Mucho (Kiss Me)," "I'm Sending My Blessings," "It's Like Old Times," "Long Ago And Far Away," "Shine On Harvest Moon," "Little Star (Estrellita)," "Do You Ever Dream Of Tomorrow?," "Coming Home," "When Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers," "A Child's Prayer," "A Little Bit Of Heaven," "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms," "Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight," "We'll Meet Again" (Katherine Jenkins duet), (New) "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart."


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Ed Ames' Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You Digital
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - mp3/iTunes)
Twofer of Ames' first solo album, recorded in 1964, featuring songs from Broadway musicals, and another collection of Broadway favorites recorded in 1966. CD-R released earlier at Arkiv Music.

Travis Moser: Live At the Laurie Beechman Theatre
(new digital album/iTunes)
"Take a Chance on Me" (From "Little Women: The Musical"), "Get Here," "Something's Coming," "And So It Goes," "Feels Like Home," "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Studio)," "I'll Be" (Studio)," "In Whatever Time We Have" (featuring Angela Orlandi)." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album at CD Baby.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Born Yesterday Blu-ray
(Twilight Time - new Blu-ray)
1950 film adaptation of Garson Kanin's play. Directed by George Cukor. Broderick Crawford, Judy Holliday, William Holden. With isolated score track / original theatrical trailer. Julie Kirgo liner notes. Limited Edition of 3,000 Units. Available at ScreenArchives.com.


BOOKs Now Available:

Andrew Lippa Songbook
(Hal Leonard - Paperback book)
Songs from The Wild Party, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, A Little Princess, Betty Boop, Jerry Christmas, john & jen, Life with Father and Reform School Musical plus ten songs not composed for musicals. Includes notes on Lippa's inspiration for certain selections, and a bio. "A Broken Old Doll," "Change My Spots," "Every Goodbye Is Hello," "Family Tree (Version in C)," "Family Tree (Version in A)," "Fight The Dragons," "A Girl Like Me," "He Wants To Hold My Hand," "I Don't Need A Roof," "I'm Not Waiting," "If The Tables Were Turned," "It Should Be Funny," "Live Out Loud," "Love Somebody Now," "Marshall Levin," "More Is More Is More," "My New Philosophy," "Not Today (Tour Version)," "One Day," "Pulled," "Reiterate," "She Is," "Spread A Little Joy," "A Story Of My Own," "Things My Father Taught Me," "What Is It About Her?," "When I First Met Him," "You Are Here," "Your True Love."

The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals
(Rowan & Littlefield - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Dan Dietz. Examines in detail every musical and revue which opened on Broadway during the 1950s. Opening and closing dates; Plot summary; Cast members; Number of performances; Names of all important personnel including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors; Musical numbers and the names of performers who introduced the songs; Production data, including information about tryouts; Source material; Critical commentary; Tony awards and nominations; Details about London and other foreign productions. Discography, film and television versions, published scripts, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and lists of productions by New York City Center Light Opera Company, and the New York City Opera Company.

Dorothy Parker: Complete Broadway, 1918-1923
(iUniverse - Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle Edition)
Collection of Dorothy Parker penned reviews published at Vanity Fair. Annotated in a notes section by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick (president of the Dorothy Parker Society). Published spring of 2014.

The Little Princess Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Andrew Lippa score. "Almost Christmas," "A Broken Old Doll," "Captain Crewe," "If The Tables Were Turned," "Isn't That Always The Way," "It's Like Another World," "Let Your Heart Be Your Compass," "Live Out Loud," "Lucky," "Soldier On," "Soon," "Soon, My Love."

The Open House
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
Will Eno Obie Award and Lucille Lortel Award winning play produced at Signature in 2014.

The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan
(Knopf - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Albert J. Devlin, editor. Collection of almost three hundred letters of stage (A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, All My Sons) and film director (On the Waterfront, East of Eden), novelist, and memoirist Kazan. The letters illustrate his collaborations with Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Clifford Odets, Thornton Wilder, John Steinbeck and others; his insights on acting, director and producing through letters to Marlon Brando, James Dean, Warren Beatty, Robert De Niro, Boris Aronson, and Sam Spiegel and others; his dealings with studio heads and his resistance to censorship; his relationships with his wife Molly Day Thacker and with his children. Fully annotated. 672 pages. Published April 2014.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Wings Digital
(RCA - new on mp3)
1993 original Off-Broadway cast (with Russ Thacker for Ross Lehman) recording of Jeffrey Lunden/Arthur Perlman score. William Brown, Dominic Cortese, Leo Daignault, Ora Jones, Hollis Resnik, Linda Stephens, Russ Thacker, Bradley Vieth. "The New Daredevils of the Air / Catastrophe," "The Hospital / Globbidge," "Wait-Stop-Hold-Cut," "My Name Then," "All in All," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "Makey Your Naming Powers," "I'll Come Back to That," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart #2," "I'll Come Back to That #2," "Yum, Yummy, Yum," "I'll Come Back To That #3," "Tither," "All in All #2/I Don't Trust Him," "Malacats," "Needle," "Interlude-Wings Theme," "Out On The Wing," "Out On The Wing #2," "I Wonder What's Inside," "Let Me call You Sweetheart / Therapy Scene," "A Recipe for Cheesecake," "Like the Clouds," "Brownie Scene," "Record Player Scene," "The New Daredevils of the Air / Preparing For Flight," "Winter Scene 1," "Snow," "Winter Scene II," "Wings."


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters
(Oxford Univ Press - new Hardcover book)
Dominic McHugh, editor. Dozens of previously-unpublished letters. First book to focus on Lerner's work (incl Brigadoon, Love Life, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, Camelot, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Coco, Lolita, My Love, Gigi, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Carmelina, Dance a Little Closer) in depth, rather than his private life. Includes correspondence with Broadway and Hollywood royalty: Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Katharine Hepburn, Rex Harrison, and Richard Burton, and others. Emphasis on Lerner's aborted projects with composers like Richard Rodgers and Arthur Schwartz. Unprecedented coverage of Lerner's final years, when he worked on a movie version of The Merry Widow, a BBC TV series about musicals, and a musical version of My Man Godfrey, none of which came to fruition, ending with a final exchange between Lerner and Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he was to have written The Phantom of the Opera. Chapters: "From This Day On": The Rise of the Playwright-Lyricist, 1918-51; "Open Your Eyes": Lerner Without Loewe and the MGM Years, 1952-55; "You Did It": My Fair Lady, Gigi and Beyond, 1955-58; "One Brief Shining Moment": Changing Partners, 1959-64; "Rise and Look Around You": From Clear Day to Coco, 1965-70; "Matters of Consequence": Collaborations Old and New, 1970-74; "I Remember It Well": Old Friends, 1975-80; "Another Life": The Final Years, 1980-86. 336 pages.

Stephen Sondheim - 25 Selected Favorites: Songs from 13 Shows and Films
(Rilting - Paperback Book)
"Anyone Can Whistle," "Broadway Baby," "Johanna," "Losing My Mind," "Not a Day Goes By," "Send in the Clowns," and more.


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