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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 12/4/12

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Earlier recaps:

November 27, 20, 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 Golden Ticket
(Albany Records - new on CD)
Peter Ash score for comic opera based on Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Libretto by Donald Sturrock, commissioned by American Lyric Theater and Felicity Dahl. Live performance at The Atlanta Opera in March 2012. Daniel Okulitch, Benjamin P. Wenzelberg, Keith Jameson,Kristin Clayton, Jamie Barton, Jason Hardy, Gerald Thompson, Ashley Emerson, Andrew Drost, Abigail Nims,David Kravitz, Krista Costin. Chorus and Orchestra of The Atlanta Opera, Conductor Peter Ash, Chorus Master Walter Huff.

I'll Cover You: Telly Leung
(Yellow Sound Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunesI'll Cover You - Telly Leung
Solo album. "Knocks Me Off My Feet," "Cry If You Want To," "The Water Is Wide/Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Papa Don't Preach," "I Can See Clearly Now," "Before the Parade Passes By," "I'll Cover You," "Galileo," "Children Will Listen," "I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life," "Firework," "In My Life," "I Believe in You and Me."

The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns
(Magic Bean Theatricals - new on CD/mp3)
Songs from the Roger Bean sequel. Laguna Playhouse cast: Jenna Coker-Jones, Misty Cotton, Bets Malone, Lowe Taylo. Arrangements and orchestrations by Michael Borth. Album, clips, track list and download available at CD Baby.

Sandy Bainum - This Christmas
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Classically trained Sandy Bainum (42nd Street) solo album. "Happy Holiday/White Christmas," "This Christmas," "The Christmas Song," "Christmas in the City," "Be A Santa duet with Guy Haines," "What Are You Doing New Year?s Eve," "I?ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "A Song for Christmas," "Sleigh Ride," "I Thank You for Your Love," "Christmas Gifts/," "The Best Gift duet with Euan Morton," "The Man With the Bag," "Peace/Silent Night," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Blessings of the Season." Produced by Bruce Kimmel. Orchestrations by Larry Meyers. Pre-ordering at Kritzerland.

A Very Broadway Christmas
(new on CD)
Matthew Morrison, Susan Egan, Stephanie J. Block, Krysta Rodriguez, Cathy Rigby, Eric Kunze and others. Proceeds support the Dr. Carol Channing-Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts. Ordering information at ChanningArts.org (though I haven't found it).


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Chaplin: The Musical OBC Digital
(Masterworks Broadway - new mp3/iTunesChaplin: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Various Artists
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. "Overture/Prologue," "Look at All the People," "Whatcha Gonna Do?," "If I Left London," "Sennett Song," "Look at All the People," "Tramp Shuffle - Part 1," "Tramp Shuffle - Part 2," "Life Can Be Like the Movies," "The Look-A-Like Contest," "Just Another Day in Hollywood," "The Life That You Wished For," "All Falls Down," "Man of All Countries," "What Only Love Can See," "The Exile," "Where Are All the People?," "What Only Love Can See (Reprise)," "This Man," "Finale/Tramp Reprise." CD to be released 1/8/13.

If Christmas Doesn't Kill Me
(Concord Records - new mp3/iTunes EP) If Christmas Doesn't Kill Me - EP - Spencer Day
Spencer Day holiday EP of four singles. "Silver Bells," "My Kind of Christmas," "If Christmas Doesn't Kill Me" and "Christmas with You."

Leap of Faith the Musical OBC Digital
(Ghostlight - new mp3/iTunesLeap of Faith: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Original Broadway Cast
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." CD to be released 12/25/12.

Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap: Something to Remember
(Ghostlight - new mp3/iTunesSomething To Remember - Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap
"Where or When," "I Thought About You," "Why Did I Choose You," "Somebody Loves Me," "A Ghost Of A Chance," "Isn't This A Lovely Day?," "Something To Remember You By," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "I Was Telling Him About You," "Stars," "Where Do You Start?," "The Best Thing for You," "Solitude," "When You Wish Upon A Star," "Two for the Road." CD to be released 1/8/13.

Scott Alan: Live Special Edition
(new at iTunes)
Special edition is remastered and includes three bonus tracks featuring Samantha Barks (Eponine in Les Miserables movie), Oliver Tompsett (We Will Rock You in the West End), Nathan James (touring with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and David Hunter (Seussical in the West End). Previously included tracks: "Overture," "I'm A Star" (Natalie Weiss), "Please Don't Let Me Go" (Jeremy Jordan), "And There It Is/Magic" (Louise Dearman & Julia Murney), "Now" (Laura Osnes), "Love, Love, Love" (Pentatonix), "Kiss The Air" (Caissie Levy), "Anymore" (Raena White), "The Distance You Have Come" (Richard Fleeshman), "Again" (Christiane Noll), "At This Moment" (Marc Broussard), "Blessing –rj Helton), "Always/Goodnight" (Sierra Boggess & Jane Monheit), "Disc Two), "Watch Me Soar" (Stephanie J. Block), "Surrender" (Melissa Van Der Schyff), "Home" (Liz Callaway And Ann Hampton Callaway), "Till Then" (Christopher Jackson), "I've Already Won" (Alexander Sage Oyen" Winner of "I'm A Star" Contest Featuring Jack Beatson, Paul Ianniello, Mindy Pack, Nick Pitera, Sidonie Smith, Heather Traska, Camille Trzcinski And Stefani Wood), "Over The Mountains" (Ben Fankhauser), "Say Goodbye" (Willemijn Verkaik), "Free" (Mykal Kilgore Featuring Danielle Greaves, Christina Robinson & Kenneth Robinson), "Never Neverland" (Fly Away—Kerry Ellis), "Look" (A Rainbow—Lea Salonga), "), "Bonus Tracks), "Take Me Away" (Hadley Fraser And Ramin Karimloo" (Studio Recording)), "Ignited By A Dream" (Scott Alan, Live). Songs arranged and orchestrated by Jesse Vargas. Background vocals were arranged by Michael McElroy, with the exception of the song "I've Already Won," which was arranged by Michael Orland ("American Idol") and Antonio Sol. Special edition CD to be released mid-January.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

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 Bill and Cora Baird Marionettes. Produced and directed by Max Liebman. Black & white.

Oklahoma! [Blu-ray]
(Image Entertainment - new Blu-Ray)
1999 Royal National Theatre production of Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Hugh Jackman, Josefina Gabrielle, Shuler Hensley, Jimmy Johnston, Maureen Lipman. Directed by Trevor Nunn. 1999


BOOKs Now Available:

The Book of Mormon: The Testament of a Broadway Musical
(Newmarket/Harper Collins - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone. Official, full-color illustrated coffee table book takes readers behind the scenes with stories from the cast, creators, and crew. Complete book and lyrics, extensively annotated. Original introduction by Steven Suskin about the creation of the show. 224 pages. [Kindle book may or may not be the same; listed with different title: Book of Mormon: The Only Book That Matters.]

Greetings From Yorkville/A Party Songbooks
"Anya Turner and Robert Grusecki songbooks now available at http://www.anyarobertmusic.com">www.anyarobertmusic.com.

Pocket Composers And Lyricists
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
By Elaine Schmidt.

Strange Career of Porgy and Bess: Race, Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera
(Univ of North Carolina Press - new
Hardcover/Kindle book)
Author Ellen Noonan examines the opera's history of invention and reinvention as a barometer of twentieth-century American expectations about race, culture, and the struggle for equality.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

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.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

From Stage to Screen: Musical Films in Europe and United States (1927-1961)(Speculum Musicae)
(Brepols Pub - Hardcover Book)


Les Miserables: Selections from the Movie
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook for film score, by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Piano/vocal selections of 16 songs, including the new song written for the film, "Suddenly."

On My Way: The Untold Story of Rouben Mamoulian, George Gershwin, and Porgy and Bess
(W.W. Norton - Hardcover Book<)
By Joseph Horowitz (NY Times music critic). About Rouben Mamoulian, original director of Porgy and Bess. Sources include newly released information from the Mamoulian Archives at the Library of Congress. Re-creates Mamoulian's unique directorial style, his collaboration with George Gershwin, and the opera that changed the face of American musical life. 10 illustrations. 256 pages.

South Pacific: The Applause Libretto Library
(Applause - Paperback Book)


OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added to January 19, 2013:

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
(DRG Records - new on 2 CDs)
Broadway revival cast. Rupert Holmes score. Includes revised material and songs ("Jasper's Vision/Smoke Ballet" and eight separate tracks of confessions of the potential murderers) not on the 1985 original cast recording. Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera, Jim Norton, Gregg Edelman, Jessie Mueller, Betsy Wolfe, Andy Karl, Nicholas Barasch, Peter Benson, Robert Creighton, Alison Cimmet, Jim Walton, Nick Corley, Justin Greer, Shannon Lewis, Kiira Schmidt, Eric Sciotto, Janine DiVita, Jenifer Foote and Spencer Plachy. Recorded December 10, 2012. Produced by Hugh Fordin and engineered by Cynthia Daniels.

Added, no release date:

Murder Ballad
(Yellow Sound Records - new on CD)
Off-Broaddway cast recording. Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash score. Manhattan Theatre Club cast: John Ellison Conlee, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Karen Olivo, Will Swenson. Produced by Michael Croiter.


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