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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 11/6/12

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 30, 23, 16, 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:

A Carol Burnett Christmas
(100% Womon - new on CD/mp3/iTunesA Carol Burnett Christmas - Carol Burnett
Songs from the three holiday specials. Mahalia Jackson, Louise O'Brien, Julie Andrews, Gwen Verdon, George Becker Singers, Marion Lorne, Durward Kirby. "We Wish You a Merry Christmas/What a Happy Christmas Party," "Holy Baby (How Shall I Send Thee) ," "Christmas Bells Are Ringing/Joy To the World," "Silent Night," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Jingle Bells," "Christmas Bells Are Ringing/Joy To the World/O Come All Ye Faithful/The Christmas Child," "Silent Night," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," "Greensleeves," "My Favorite Things," "Everybody's Doing It/Jingle Bells," "Little Drummer Boy," "You Meet the Nicest People," "Jingle Bells In Spanish," "The First Noel In French," "Deck the Halls," "O Christmas Tree In German," "White Christmas In Italian," "Christmas In Mexico," "Silent Night," "A Christmas Car Ride."

Glee: The Music Presents Glease
(Columbia - new on CD/mp3/iTunesGlee: The Music Presents Glease - Glee Cast
Music from November 15 episode. "Hopelessly Devoted To You," "Born To Hand Jive," "Greased Lightning," "Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee," "Beauty School Drop Out," "Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)," "There Are Worse Things I Can Do," "You're The One That I Want," "Summer Nights."

Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Complete Broadway Musicals
(Masterworks - new on 12 CDs)
Boxed set. Oklahoma! 1979 Broadway Cast, Carousel 1965 Lincoln Center Cast, State Fair 1996 OBC, Allegro 2008 Studio Cast, South Pacific 1949 OBC, The King And I 1977 Revival Cast, Me & Juliet 1953 OBC, Pipe Dream 1995 OBC, Cinderella 1956 TV Cast, Flower Drum Song 1958 OBC, The Sound of Music 1959 OBC. CDs in sleeves with the original cover art. 100-page 12" x 12" book with essays, rare production and behind-the-scenes photos, liner notes by Ted Chapin. biographies, and more.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

A Carol Burnett Christmas
(Koch Entertainment - new on DVD)
DVD and CD versions of three holiday episodes from Burnett's TV series plus a special from "The Entertainers" series.

Guys and Dolls [Blu-ray]
(WHV - new on Blu-Ray)
1955 film version of Frank Loesser musical. Directed by Joseph Mankiewicz. Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons, Vivian Blain, Stubby Kaye, Sheldon Leonard. Digibook. Extras to include collectible trivia booklet and trailers. "Ported" from the last DVD issue, but a new transfer, in its proper ratio.

BOOKs Now Available:

End of the Rainbow Vocal selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
"Bells Are Ringing," "By Myself," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Get Happy," "I Can't Give You Anything but Love," "I Could Go on Singin' (Till the Cows Come Home)," "Just in Time," "The Man That Got Away," "Over the Rainbow," "San Francisco," "Smile," "The Trolley Song," "When the Sun Comes Out," "When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You)," "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)," "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart."

Once: Sheet Music from the Broadway Musical for Piano/Vocal/guitar
(Alfred Publishing - Paperback Book)
12 selections based on the renditions from the Original Broadway Cast Recording, arranged for piano and voice, with basic chord fingering grids included for guitarists. "Leave," "Falling Slowly," "The Moon," "If You Want Me," "Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy," "Say It to Me Now," "Gold," "Sleeping," "When Your Mind's Made Up," "The Hill," "Gold (a cappella)," "Falling Slowly (reprise)."

Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical (Broadway Legacies)
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover/Kindle book)
By Todd Decker. Draws on archival research, with new information from early scripts and scores, rejected draft scripts for all three films, and a musical source for Kern's famous melody for "Ol' Man River." How Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern created Show Boat in the Jazz Age to fit the 1927 cast. And how it was altered by later directors, choreographers, and performers through the end of the twentieth century. All major New York productions are covered, plus five important London productions and four Hollywood versions. Foreword by Geoffrey Block. 328 pages.


Cabaret OLC
(Masterworks/ArkivMusic - on CD-R/mp3)
1968 London cast recording of Kander & Ebb score. Kevin Colson, Judi Dench, Barry Dennen, Lila Kedrova, Richard Owens, Peter Sallis, Pamela Strong.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live Arena Tour
(new on Blu-Ray)
UK arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber/ Tim Rice musical, shown in theaters. Ben Forster, Tim Minchin and Melanie Chisholm. U.S. release date of DVD later this year; PBS telecast in 2013.


Better Nate Than Ever
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - new Hardcover/Kindle Book)
Broadway dancer Tim Federle's first book, about a small-town eighth grader who concocts a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliott in the musical version of E.T..

Chekhov on Theatre
(Opus Books - new Paperback book)
Stephen Mulrine's translations of Chekhov's newspaper articles and letters about the way theatre works and his concerns about how best to realize his own intentions as a playwright.

Dinner with Lenny: The Last Long Interview with Leonard Bernstein
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Jonathan Cott. November 1989 (a year before his death) Bernstein interview, based on a frank twelve-hour conversation. This is the complete account, with Bernstein on matters musical, pedagogical, political, psychological, spiritual, and the personal. Pointed comments on a wide array of topics, from popular music ("the Beatles were the best songwriters since Gershwin"), to great composers ("Wagner was always in a psychotic frenzy. He was a madman, a megalomaniac"), and politics (lamenting "the brainlessness, the mindlessness, the carelessness, and the heedlessness of the Reagans of the world"). And of course, of conducting. Published in abridged form in Rolling Stone magazine in 1990. 192 pages with 15 black-and-white photos.

Les Misérables: From Stage to Screen
(Applause - new Hardcover book)
By Benedict Nightingale and Martyn Palmer. How the musical came to life, the trials and tribulations from the initial concept to the new film version. At least 15 facsimiles that highlight key moments in the creation of Les Miserables, on stage and on the screen, including: Original costume sketches; annotated scripts; original music scores and librettos; film screenplay extracts and anniversary mementos.


Added, no release date:

Chaplin OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Recorded November 5. Score by Christopher Curtis. Cast includes Rob McClure, Jim Borstelmann, Jenn Colella, Ethan Khusidman, Erin Mackey, Michael McCormick, Christiane Noll, Zachary Unger and Wayne Alan Wilcox.

No More Revivals, Volume 1: From the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Through Lew Spence bequest to the BMI Foundation. 15 songs selected from over 250 submitted from members of the Workshop. Performers include Greg Jbara, Karen Olivo, Alice Ripley, Nancy Opel, David Hyde Pierce, Kelli O'Hara, Kate Reinders, Stephanie J. Block, Will Swenson, Kerry Butler, Malcolm Gets, Hunter Bell, Josh Grisetti, Adam Chanler-Berat, Nick Blaemire, Andy Karl, Adam Overett, Mary Feinsinger. Kurt Deutsch executive producer. List of songs and writers is available online.

Track lists added:

Leap of Faith the Musical OBC
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Alan Menken and Glenn Slater score. Cast includes Raúl Esparza. "Rise Up," "Rise Up (Reprise 1)," "Fox In The Henhouse," "Fields Of The Lord," "Step Into The Light," "Walking Like Daddy," "Lost," "I Can Read You," "Like Magic," "I Can Read You (Reprise)," "Dancing In The Devil's Shoes," "King Of Sin," "Long Past Dreaming," "Are You On The Bus?," "People Like Us," "Last Chance Salvation," "If Your Faith Is Strong Enough," "Jonas's Soliloquy," "Rise Up (Reprise 2)," "Leap Of Faith."

Now. Here. This.
(Sh-K-boom - new on CD)
Off-Broadway cast recording of Jeff Bowen/Hunter Bell/Susan Blackwell score. Musical direction and arrangements by Larry Pressgrove. Cast includes the writers plus Heidi Blickenstaff (all from [title of show]. "What Are the Odds?," "More Life," "Dazzle Camouflage," "Give Me Your Attention," "Archer," "I Rarely Schedule Nothing / Cacophony," "Members Only," "That'll Never Be Me," "Kick Me," "Then Comes You," "The Amazing Adventures of the "Doc" Wilbert S. Pound," "That Makes Me Hot," "Golden Palace," "Get Into It," "This Time," "Now. Here. This."; Bonus track: "That'll Never Be Me" (Composer Demo). Recorded 9/17/12.

Release date changed to January 1:

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

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.

Release date changed to January 15:

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

Added to January 29:

Noël and Cole
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Arranged and music-directed by David Loud, an earlier version of which played in the 2011 Broadway Close Up series at Merkin Concert Hall. Sara Jean Ford, Elizabeth Stanley, Barbara Walsh, Philip Chaffin, Euan Morton and Matthew Scott. Recording this week. Produced by Tommy Krasker.