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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 11/20/12

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:

November 13, 6 | 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:

The Holiday Guys (Happy Merry Hanu-Mas)
(Yellow Sound - new on CD/mp3/iTunesThe Holiday Guys (Happy Merry Hanu-Mas) - Marc Kudisch & Jeffry Denman
Marc Kudisch and Jeffrey Denman, based on their York Theatre Company show. "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Jingle Bells," "My Simple Christmas Wish," "Christmas Time Is Here," "Lonely Jew On Christmas," "The Jazzy Nutcracker," "Holly Jolly Christmas," "There's Always Tomorrow," "Put One Foot in Front of the Other," "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," "The Christmas Song," "Peace On Earth," "O Hanukkah O Christmas Tree," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."


I'm Ready: The Songs of Rob Rokicki
(new at iTunesI'm Ready: The Songs of Rob Rokicki - Rob Rokicki
Composer-lyricist (Love, NY, Strange Tails, Relativity) album. Joining Rokicki on the album are Nick Blaemire, Emma Hunton, Brian Gallagher, Kathleen Monteleone, Ashley Moniz, Al Bundonis, Nick Dalton, Mary Mossberg, Amanda Flynn, Zach Jones, Joe Iconis, Gwen Hollander, Melinda Bass, Jennifer Allen, Kate Pazakis, Craig McEldowney. "I'm Ready," "Nice Young Man," "The Waiting ," "Waiting for Laura," "Lead Singer," "One Hour Session," "The Clock is Ticking," "Basement," "Footprints (Thee Sasquatch Song)" (co-written with Joe Iconis), "Casting Call for a "Best Friend"," "Martha and Me," "Hello, New York" (co-written with Mike Ruby), "Trouble Again."

The Midtown Men: All Alone on Christmas
(new digital mp3/iTunesAll Alone On Christmas - Single - The Midtown Men
Holiday single from touring group, with Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer. Written, arranged and produced by Steven Van Zandt, who also accompanies on guitar. 100 percent of all digital download proceeds go to the American Red Cross to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Currently available at CD Baby and iTunes.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Les Misérables: 10th Anniversary Concert Special Edition
(BBC Warner - new on 2 DVDs)
Newly remastered version of the 1995 concert featuring Colm Wilkinson, Lea Salonga, Judy Kuhn, Michael Ball, and Alun Armstrong with a 150-voice chorus and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Bonuses: never-before-seen interview footage with producer Cameron Mackintosh, composer Claude-Michel Schönberg, and lyricist Alain Boublil; one-hour documentary Stage by Stage —The Making of Les Mis"; 12-page commemorative booklet; replica ticket from the 1995 London after-party.

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

BOOKs Now Available:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Play by Simon Stephens (Harper Regan) based on the novel by Mark Haddon. Played UK's National Theatre. Released 9/24/12.


Babes in Toyland 1954 & 1955
(VAI - new on DVD)
1955 and 1954 live television versions of Victor Herbert operetta. Libretto by Glen MacDonough. Dennis Day, Barbara Cook (1955), Jo Sullivan (1954) Wally Cox, Jack E. Leonard, Edward Brian (1954), Dickie Belton (1955)and Dave Garroway; the Bil and Cora Baird Marionettes. Produced and directed by Max Liebman. Black & white.

(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Soundtrack for 1959 film based on the James Lee Off-Broadway Play. Score composed and conducted by Franz Waxman. Limited release of 1000. Expected 2nd week in December. Pre-order at Kritzerland.

Chaplin: The Musical 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.

Les Misérables: Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
(Universal Republic - new on CD)
The film's songs, from Claude-Michel Schonberg and with lyrics by Alain Boublil score (includes one new song, "Suddenly"). Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit.

Star Is Born [Blu-ray]
(WHV - new on Blu-Ray)
1976 film featuring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack. 40-page digibook. Extras to include: audio commentary by Barbra Streisand, additional scenes, wardrobe tests, and trailer gallery.


Anton Chekhov Uncle Vanya in a Version by Christopher Hampton
(Faber & Faber - Paperback/Kindle book)
Christopher Hampton translation of Chekhov play. Currently playing the Vaudeville Theatre in London.

Audrey Wood and the Playwrights (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Milly S. Barrange. The story of Audrey Wood, literary agent for many legendary playwrights.

Late Life Jazz: The Life and Career of Rosemary Clooney
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Ken Crossland and Malcom Macfarlane. The unsung story of the legendary singer/actress, from interviews with family members, managers, promoters, and the musicians who worked with her, as well as newspaper articles and reviews.

Lincoln: The Screenplay
(TCG - Paperback Book)
By Tony Kushner.

Neil LaBute: A Casebook (Casebooks on Modern Dramatists)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of 2006 book by Gerald C. Wood examining the playwright and the style, themes, and dramatic achievements in his films and plays. 277 pages.

The North Pool
(Soft Skull Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo).

The Orphans' Home Cycle
(Grove Press - Paperback Book)
Three-part series of plays by Horton Foote: The Story of a Childhood, The Story of a Marriage, and The Story of a Family Each part is comprised of three one-act plays. 528 pages.

The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical (Oxford Handbooks in Music)
(Oxford Univ Press - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of 2011 book. Raymond Knapp , Mitchell Morris, Stacy Wolf, editors. Cross-section of essays written by leading experts in the field, organized within broad conceptual groups... on issues and topics in the field of musical-theater and film-musical studies.

Storefront Church
(TCG - Paperback Book)
John Patrick Shanley play. Final installment in his "Church and State" trilogy (with Doubt and Defiance).

Uncle Vanya
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Annie Baker's translation of Anton Chekhov play.


Added, no release date:

Gypsy Blu-ray
(Warner - new on Blu-Ray)
1962 musical film starring Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden. Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim score. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Replicated in limited quantities and fulfilled on demand.

A Violent Holiday Explosion
(new digital album)
Julia Mattison (Godspell) comedy album. With Hunter Parrish, Nick Blaemire, Telly Leung, George Salazar, Wallace Smith and Quinn Marcus.