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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 10/16/12

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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Earlier recaps:

October 9, 2 | September 4, 11, 18, 25 | August 7, 14, 21, 28 | July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | June 5, 12, 19, 26 | May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | April 3, 10, 17, 24 | March 6, 13, 20, 27 | February 7, 14, 21, 28 | January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

CDs Now Available:

Bring It On: The Musical
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3)
OBC recording. Taylor Louderman, Adrienne Warren, Jason Gotay, Elle McLemore, Ryann Redmond, Ariana DeBose, Gregory Haney, Neil Haskell, Dominique Johnson, Janet Krupin, Kate Rockwell, Nicolas Womack. Tom Kitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Amanda Green score. Recorded week of 8/13/12. Released on iTunes in September.

Christine Andreas: The Carlyle Set
(PS Classics - on CD/mp3)
Previously out of print 2003 album. "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?," "Autumn in New York," "What If We Went to Italy," "It's Got to Be Love," "In a Sentimental Mood," "Show Me," "Alfie," "How Insensitive / I'm a Fool to Want You," "He Loves Me," "At the Ballet," "Listen Here." Special pre-order pricing from the website PS Classics.

February House Original cast recording
(StorySound - new on CD/mp3/iTunesFebruary House (feat. The Public House) [Original Cast Recording] - Gabriel Kahane
Score by Gabriel Kahane. Julian Fleisher, Kristen Sieh, Erik Lochtefeld, A. J. Shively, Stanley Bahorek, Ken Barnett, Ken Clark, Stephanie Hayes, Kacie Sheik. "Light Upon the Hill," "George Comes Through," "A Room Comes Together," "Refugee Blues," "Coney Island," "Shall We Live Here," "Wanderlust," "Discontent / Talk of the Town," "Refugee Blues II," "A Little Brain," "Goodnight to the Boardinghouse," "Bedbugs," "Awkward Angel," "It Is Time for the Destruction of Error," "You Sit In Your Chair," "Ride Out the Light," "Georgia," "Funeral Blues," "California," "Light Upon the Hill (reprise)," "Goodnight to the Boardinghouse (reprise)." Produced by Ted Sperling and Gabriel Kahan. Presented at Public Theatre spring 2012.

Richard Himber Orchestra: Volume 3, 1934-1935: Lullaby of Broadway
(Renovation - new on CD)
Recorded during Himber's tenure at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York. Issued here for the first time, his version of "I Wished on the Moon," with a lyric by Dorothy Parker. 25 tracks: "Broadway Rhythm," "Autumn in New York," "Reckless," "In a Blue and Pensive Mood," "Footloose and Fancyfree," "Dancing with My Shadow," "Time Will Tell," "I Woke Up Too Soon," "I Never Saw a Better Night," "Dawn," "Thrilled," "Ev'rything's Been Done Before," "Kiss Me Goodnight," "Why Have a Falling Out," "I Wished on the Moon," "Zing! Went the Strings of my Heart," "Give a Broken Heart a Break," "Flamenco," "On a Sunday Afternoon," "I'm Going Down to Dance at Clancy's," "When You Are in My Arms," "Things Might Have Been So Diff'rent," "In The Twinkling of an Eye," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Monday in Manhattan."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Broadway: The American Musical [Blu-ray]
(PBS - new Blu-Ray 3-disc set)
2004 PBS series about the 100-year history of musical theater. Hosed by Julie Andrews. Disc One: Episode One: Give My Regards to Broadway (1893-1927); Episode Two: Syncopated City (1919-1933). Disc Two: Episode Three: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' (1930-1942); Episode Four: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'(1943-1960). Disc Three: Episode Five: Tradition (1957-1979); Episode Six: Putting It Together (1980-2004). Special features include: additional performances; over 3 hours of additional interviews with Broadway composers, directors, and stars; special featurette: Wicked: The Road to Broadway.

Pete's Dragon: 35th Anniversary Edition
(Disney - new Blu-ray/DVD)
1977 musical film. Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Shelley Winters, and Sean Marshall. Al Kasha/Joel Hirschhorn score. Bonus features include Behind Disney's Movie Magic; deleted storyboard sequence "Terminus & Hoagy Hunt Elliott"; original song concept "Boo Bop Bopbop Bop (I Love You, Too)."

BOOKs Now Available:

Alfie: My Life, My Music, My Story
(Simon & Schuster UK - Hardcover/Paperback UK Edition/Kindle Book)
By Alfie Boe (Les Misérables, La Bohême). "From car mechanic to internationally loved opera, musical and recording star: the story of Alfie Boe."

The Gershwins and Me
(Simon and Schuster - new Kindle book with audio/video )
By Michael Feinstein. Illustrated account of the lives and legacies of the George and Ira Gershwin, told through stories of twelve of their greatest songs and accompanied by an original CD of those songs, performed by the author. Each of the twelve chapters highlights one of the Gershwins' classic songs, exploring the brothers' lives, illuminating what the music meant to them, and telling the stories of how their iconic tunes came to life.

Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Book)
By Elizabeth L. Wollman. The adult musical scene of New York City in the 1970s. 288 pages.

Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover/Kindle book)
Ethan Mordden chronicles the romance of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. Excerpt available at Amazon.


70s and Sunny: Andrea McCardle Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Recorded live at New York nightclub 54 Below.

Cabaret 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray Book & DVD
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-Ray Set/DVD)
Film with Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey. Blu-ray Book version includes 40 pages of photos and text; new documentary Cabaret: The Musical That Changed Musicals; vintage documentaries Cabaret: A Legend in the Making, The Recreation of an Era; multi-part memory gallery and more.

Christmas With Danny Kaye
(Inception Group Media - new on DVD)
Two Christmas episodes of The Danny Kaye Show variety TV show in their entirety, unseen since their original '60s network TV broadcast: the first aired Christmas day, 1963, and features Nat King Cole and Mary Tyler-Moore; and the second aired on December 21, 1966, and features Peggy Lee and Wayne Newton. Musical highlights include Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song"; duets of "Jingle Bells" with Kaye, Cole and Peggy Lee; solos by Cole of "Get Me to the Church on Time"; Lee performing "Here's That Rainy Day" and "So What's New?" Bonus: clip from the December 22, 1965, episode with Danny Kaye reading from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Original TV aspect ratio of 4 x 3 (1.33:1) and digital mono sound. 90 minutes

Far Away Places: Patti LuPone Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Recorded live at New York nightclub 54 Below. Backed by a five piece orchestra. Mix of contemporary pop and Broadway songs, plus cabaret songs of the 1930s and '40s.

Norbert Leo Butz: Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Recorded live at New York nightclub 54 Below.

Sarah Brightman: Dreamchaser
(Alternative Distribution Alliance - new on CD)
New solo recording.

(Masterworks Broadway - new on mp3)
Original Sony Broadway cast album. 1951 show with score by Walter Kent and Kim Gannon. Frank Albertson, Alonzo Bosan, Joan Bowman, Bonnie Brae, Carol Cole, Ann Crowley, Doris Dalton, Maurice Ellis, Dick Kallman, Ellen McCown, Sherry McCutcheon, Harrison Muller, Kenneth Nelson, Elizabeth Pacetti, Helen Wood.


Theatre World 68: 2011-2012
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book)
Ben Hodges, Scott Denny editors. Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and regional theater seasons complete with cast listings, replacements, producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, plot synopses, plus obituaries, longest-running listings, awards, and photos.


Added for November 27:

Gay Marshall: Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night
(new on iTunes)
Actress/Singer Gay Marshall (currently in La Cage aux Folles tour) collection of '20s and '30s New Orleans blues. In addition to the title track by Ethel Waters and Sidney Easton, selections include "Sweet Man," "West End Blues" and "Brother You Got Me Wrong." Recorded in Cleveland and New York. 15 tracks. Digital release of album released earlier in 2012 on CD.

Added, no release date:

Himself and Nora
(Jay Records - new on CD)
2012 NYMF cast recording of Jonathan Brielle score. Matt Bogart (as James Joyce), Jessica Burrows, J.B. Wing, David Arthur and Brian Sills. Recorded October 15-16, 2012.