Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 10/14/14
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CDs Now Available:
Chip Deffaa's Theater Boys
(Original Cast Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
New musical produced at Produced at the 13th Street Rep. David Cronin and Keith Anderson, with Jonah Mayor, Matt Nardozzi, Zack Riopelle, Ricky Schroeder, Cody Dericks, Andrew Lanctot, Matt Zanfagna, Chris Giordano. Sample clips, individual tracks, digital album, and CD at CD Baby.
Christmas in New York: Renée Fleming
(Decca - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Winter Wonderland" (with Wynton Marsalis), "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (with Gregory Porter), "Silver Bells" (with Kelli O Hara), "Merry Christmas Darling" (with Chris Botti), "Christmas Waltz," "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" (with Brad Mehldau), "Sleigh Ride" (with Wynton Marsalis), "Snowbound" (with Kurt Elling), "In the Bleak Midwinter" (with Rufus Wainwright), "Central Park Serenade" (with Gregory Porter), "The Man" (with the Bag), "Love and Hard Times" (with Brad Mehldau), "Still, Still, Still" (with Kurt Elling).
Cole Porter in Hollywood: The John Wilson Orchestra
(Warner Classics - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Selections from Silk Stockings, Jubilee, The Pirate, Out Of This World, Kiss Me, Kate, Born To Dance, High Society, Leave It To Me!, Can-Can, Paris and Les Girls. "Stereophonic Sound," "Begin The Beguine," "Love of My Life," "From This Moment On," "Always True to You in My Fashion," "Wunderbar," "Easy to Love," "Josephine," "High Society Overture," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," "It's Alright with Me," "Let's Do It," "Les Girls," "Now You Has Jazz."
Easy Come Easy Go: The Music of Johnny Green
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Linda Kosut album. "The Turntable Song," "Hello My Lover, Goodbye," "I Cover the Waterfront," "Foolish Baby," "There's a Ring Around the Moon," "Betty Boop," "Am I in Another World," "I Wanna Be Loved," "You Wanna Keep Your Baby Looking Right," "I'm Yours," "Easy Come, Easy Go," "I Love a Mystery," "Candlelight," "Derry Down Dilly," "Body and Soul," "Gonna Fall in Love with You," "Never 'Til Now / The Song of Raintree County."
Idina Menzel: Holiday Wishes
(Warner Bros. - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Do You Hear What I Hear," "The Christmas Song," "Baby It's Cold Outside" (duet with Michael Bublé), "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "All I Want For Christmas Is You," "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?," "December Prayer," "When You Wish Upon A Star," "Silent Night," "River," "Holly Jolly Christmas," "White Christmas."
Let the Season In: Mormon Tabernacle Choir
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
New holiday album with the Choir, Deborah Voigt and voice actor John Rhys-Davies. Music that celebrates the work of Charles Dickens. "Christmas Is Coming," "On This Merriest Christmas Day," "The Holly and the Ivy," "And There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field," "Magnificat," "Et exsultavit spiritus meus," "Gloria Patri," "Ring Those Christmas Bells," "The Twelve Days after Christmas," "Christmas Wishes," "Polonaise (exerpt) from Christmas Eve," "Dance of the Tumblers (exerpt) from The Snow," "Procession of the Nobles (exerpt) from Mlada," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Coventry Carol," "Luke 2: The Christmas Story," "Angels, from the Realms of Glory," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."
A Michael Feinstein Christmas
(Concord Jazz - new on CD/mp3 w/ digital booklet/iTunes)
"The Christmas Song," "Sleigh Ride," "There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays," "Winter Wonderland," "White Christmas," "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," "A Christmas Love Song," "The Christmas Waltz," "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?."
Shine: Lullabies for Everyone
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Suzanne Jamieson Selmo sings. "Stay Awake," "Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)," "Here Comes the Sun," "I'll Miss You Til the Morning," "Moonlight in Vermont," "Good Night," "What a Wonderful World," "Baby Mine," "Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)," "Goodnight, My Someone," "Smile," "Distant Melody," "This Quiet Room," "Edelweiss."
Victory At Sea - Volumes 1, 2 & 3
(Jasmine Music - new on 2 CDs)
Remastered tracks from Richard Rodgers and Robert Russell Bennett soundtrack for 1950s television documentary series. "The Song of the High Seas," "The Pacific Boils Over," "Guadalcanal March," "D-Day," "Hard Work And Horseplay," "Theme of the Fast Carriers," "Beneath the Southern Cross," "Mare Nostrum," "Victory At Sea," "Fire On the Waters," "Danger Down Deep," "Mediterranean Mosaic," "The Magnetic North," "Allies On the March," "Voyage Into Fate," "Peleliu," "The Sound of Victory," "Rings Around Rabaul," "Full Fathom Five," "The Turkey Shoot," "Ships That Pass," "Two If by Sea," "The Turning Point," "Symphonic Scenario (The Melodic Story)."
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
Down & Up With Love: The Truth from Harold Arlen
(new digital album)
Jazz interpretations by Barbara Meyer & Phil Mattson. "A Sleepin' Bee," "Blues in the Night," "Down With Love," "I Could Be Good for You," "Come On, Midnight," "Hit the Road to Dreamland," "One for My Baby," "I Don't Think I'll End It All Today," "Last Night When We Were Young," "Hurt but Happy," "Out of This World," "That Old Black Magic." Sample clips, individual tracks, and digital album at CD Baby.
The Lights of Broadway: by Johnny Rabe
(new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Johnny Rabe (Ralphie, 2012 A Christmas Story on Broadway). "Half the Battle ," "Red Ryder ," "Go the Distance ," "Disneyland ," "Don't Rain On My Parade ," "Prince Ali ," "Let It Go ," "Gypsy Medley: Everything's Coming Up Roses/Let Me Entertain You/Together Wherever We Go/Broadway/If Momma Was Married/All I Need Is the Girl," "As If We Never Said Goodbye ," "Johnny One Note." Sample clips, individual tracks and digital album at CD Baby.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption
(Breaking Glass Pictures - new on DVD)
Feature documentary focusing on Terrence McNally's controversial Off-Broadway play, which imagines Jesus as a gay man living in Corpus Christi, Texas. Follows the troupe, Terrence, and audiences around the world on a five-year journey, where voices of protest and support collide on one of the central issues facing the LGBT community: religion. The play originally opened at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1998. 78 minutes. Also expected on VOD.
Irving Berlin's White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Edition
(Paramount - new Blu-ray/DVD set)
1954 musical film. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Jagger, Vera-Ellen, Mary Wickes. Disc 1 (Blu-ray): feature film in high definition; feature film with optional Sing-Along subtitle track; Commentary by Rosemary Clooney; Classic Holiday Moments; "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby on December 1, 1976; "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby featuring Michael Bublé on December 10, 2012; "Silent Night" by Bing Crosby on December 12, 1948; "Jingle Bells" by Danny Kaye and Nat King Cole on December 25, 1963; Danny Kaye reads from A Christmas Carol on December 22, 1965; Assignment Children with introduction by Michael Bublé; Backstage Stories from White Christmas; Bing Crosby: Christmas Crooner with Crosby's family members; Danny Kaye: Joy to the World; Irving Berlin's White Christmas the song; Rosemary's Old Kentucky Home tour of Rosemary Clooney's home in Augusta, Kentucky; White Christmas: From Page to Stage; about the Broadway musical; White Christmas: A Look Back with Rosemary Clooney; White Christmas photo galleries. Disc 2 (DVD): feature film in Standard Definition; commentary by Rosemary Clooney. Disc 3 (DVD): same as 2 with optional sing-along subtitle track. Bonus Music CD (radio performances) "Winter Wonderland" (Rosemary Clooney), "Deck the Halls/Away in a Manger/O, Little Town of Bethlehem/The First Noel" (Bing Crosby), "Waltz Around the Christmas Tree" (Danny Kaye), "Marshmallow World" (Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald), "The Christmas Song" (Rosemary Clooney), "Just What I Wanted For Christmas" (Bing Crosby), "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (Rosemary Clooney) "Jingle Bells" (Danny Kaye & Peggy Lee), "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Bing Crosby & Judy Garland), "Home For The Holidays" (Rosemary Clooney), "Some Children See Him" (Danny Kaye), "The Night Before Christmas" (Bing Crosby).
Venus in Fur
(MPI Home Video - new on DVD)
2013 film adaptation of David Ives play. Starring Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner. Directed by Roman Polanski.
BOOKs Now Available:
100 Essays I Don't Have Time To Write: On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and Theater
(Faber & Faber - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Essays by Sarah Ruhl. Released 9/2/14.
The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett by Samuel Beckett
(Grove Press - Hardcover Book)
Seán Lawlor and John Pilling, editors. Presents Beckett's poetry in the order it was composed, from pre-war to post-war, and contains previously unpublished and never-before-reprinted work. 528 pages.
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
(Crown Archetype/Random House - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook read by the author)
Autobiography plus magic tricks, cocktail recipes ... and even a closing song. 304 pages. [listen to the Audiobook clip about Les Mis]
Peter and the Starcatcher (Acting Edition)
(Disney Editions - Paperback Book)
Script for the Broadway play by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Greg Call ("Peter and the Starcatchers").
Not My Father's Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming
(Dey Street Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook read by the author)
Acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career. Paperback version to be released 5/5/15.
(TCG - Paperback Book)
John Patrick Shanley play. Final installment in his "Church and State" trilogy (with Doubt and Defiance).
Streisand: In the Camera Eye
(Abrams - Hardcover Book)
James Spada, editor. Collection of 170 of the most compelling photographs of Barbra Streisand, chosen for their rarity, beauty, and insight into Streisand's multifaceted life and career. Most have never been published before. From her early days on Broadway, including Funny Girl, to her TV specials, to her work as an actress in films such as Hello, Dolly!, The Way We Were, and A Star Is Born, to her concerts, as well as personal moments away from the set and stage. Taken by some of the greatest names in photography, including Philippe Halsman, Francesco Scavullo, Douglas Kirkland, Bob Willoughby, and Cecil Beaton. Seven essays by Spada introduce the various periods of Streisand's adult life, with substantial anecdotal and quote-filled captions. 288 pages.
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMs Now Available:
The Lord of the Rings Repro Poster
(Dress Circle - new poster)
Musical at The Royal Drury Lane May 2007. Framed poster. Length 50cm / Width 30cm. Available at Dress Circle
Wicked 2014 London Souvenir Brochure
(Dress Circle - new paperback)
Official souvenir program from the current London production of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Includes full colour photos and full cast list from the show. Kerry Ellis, Savannah Stevenson, Jeremy Taylor, Paul Clarkson. 26 pages. Available at Dress Circle
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Annie 2014 soundtrack
(RCA - new on CD)
Soundtrack for new film adaptation of Thomas Meehan/Martin Charnin/Charles Strouse musical. Cast includes Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz.
(VAI - new on DVD)
1955 television musical version. Music by Clay Warnick, based on themes of Robert Schumann, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. Script by William Friedberg and Neil Simon, based on the book by Johanna Spyri. Jeannie Carson, Natalie Wood, Wally Cox, Elsa Lanchester, Jo Van Fleet, Robert Clary, Bil & Cora Baird and their Marionettes. Produced and directed by Max Liebman. 80 minutes.
Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home
(Concord/10 Spot - new on CD)
Live recording from November 28 PBS special Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home, part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Maybe This Time," "My Coloring Book," "Bring Him Home," "Fathers and Daughters," "Hard Times Come Again No More," "Upon This Rock," "Over the Rainbow," "Popular," "For Good," "Little Sparrow," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "All the Things You Are," "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," "I Was Here." DVD also expected.
Nostalgia: Annie Lennox (Deluxe Amazon Exclusive)
(Blue Note - new on 2 CDs/single album mp3 and iTunes)
Annie Lennox pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century including Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Disc: 1: "Memphis In June," "Georgia On My Mind," "I Put A Spell On You," "Summertime," "I Cover The Waterfront," "Strange Fruit," "God Bless The Child," "You Belong To Me," "September In The Rain," "I Can Dream, Can't I?," "The Nearness Of You," "Mood Indigo." Disc: 2: Annie Lennox Discusses Nostalgia, "I Put A Spell On You (live)."
Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
The Bridges of Madison County: Vocal Selections - Vocal Line with Piano Accompaniment
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
From Jason Robert Brown score. 128 pages.
Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance (Screen Classics)
(Univ Press of Kentucky - Hardcover Book)
By Brent Phillips. First full-length biography of the man who staged many iconic musical scenes in films of the golden age. From his days as a featured Broadway performer and protégé of Robert Alton to his successes at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Behind the scenes of many of the studio's most beloved musicals, including Easter Parade, Lili (1953), High Society and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Also, accounts of his associations with Lucille Ball, Joan Crawford, and Gloria Swanson; the director's uncredited work on several films, including Gigi; and his contributions to musical theater and American popular culture. Also considers Walters's personal life and explores how he navigated the industry as an openly gay man. Draws on unpublished oral histories, correspondence, and new interviews. 344 pages.
Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Kenneth LaFave.
Jacques Demy (French Film Directors)
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Waldron Darren. Addresses many of the key aspects of Demy's cinema, including his associations with the New Wave, his unique approach to musicals, his adaptations of fairytales, his representations of gender and sexuality and his legacy as an iconic director for generations of audiences and filmmakers. 224 pages.
Neil Simon on Screen: Adaptations and Original Scripts for Film and Television
(McFarland and Co - Paperback Book)
By Peter Shelley. Catalogue of Simon's screen work with cast and crew information, synopses, release dates, reviews, awards and DVD availability. Notes on each film cover his narrative subjects and themes as well as adaptation, direction and performance.
The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink
(Nan A. Talese - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Pamela Katz. Tells the story of Brecht and Weill's impulsive, combustible partnership (The Threepenny Opera and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) ... and the three women (Lotte Lenya, Helene Weigel and Elizabeth Hauptmann) whose creative gifts contributed enormously to their masterworks. 480 pages.
Paula Vogel (Michigan Modern Dramatists)
(Univ of Michigan Press - Paperback Book)
By Joanna Mansbridge. First book-length study of Vogel and her work ... examines the theories shaping the playwright and her plays, the production and reception of her work, and the aesthetic structure of each play, grounding the work in cultural materialist, feminist and queer theory, and theater and performance studies scholarship. 232 pages.
Who Should Sing 'Ol' Man River'?: The Lives of an American Song
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Todd Decker. Examines how the Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II song has shaped, and been shaped by, the African American experience ... and how it has been reworked in musical genres from pop to jazz, opera to doo wop, rhythm and blues to gospel to reggae.
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Added to December 16:
Peter Pan Live
(Universal/NBC - new on DVD)
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.