Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 6/21/16 (updated 6/24/16)

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Earlier recaps:

2016: June 14, 7 | May 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | April 26, 19, 12, 5 | March 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | February 23, 16, 9, 2 | January 26, 19, 12, 5, 2016 | 2015


CDs Now Available:

Barbara Cook Sings Songs Of Perfect Propriety by Dorothy Parker
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Barbara Cook's 1958 debut solo album, first time on CD. Song cycle of Dorothy Parker poems and verses set to music by opera and chamber music composer Seymour Barab. "Song of Perfect," "Now at Liberty," "Ultimatum ," "Renunciation," "Inventory," "Social Note," "A Very Short Song," "One Perfect Rose," "Wisdom," "Men," "Lullaby," "Comment," "Symptom Recital," "The False Friends," "Love Song," "Indian Summer," "Somebody's Song," "Song of One of the Girls," "Bric-A-Brac," "They Part," "Chant For Dark Hours," "The Choice," "The Trusting Heart," "Coda." Part of Stage Door Records' Collector's Series with retro style packaging in a limited edition of 500 copies. Also available directly from the UK at StageDoorRecords.com.


DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined Digital
(Ghostlight Records - digital album mp3)
West End production cast recording (previously played U.S. as What's It All About?. Recorded November 2015. Score by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Kyle Riabko arranger and music director. Cast/musicians includes Kyle Riabko, Daniel Bailen, Greg Coulson, Anastacia McCleskey, Stephanie McKeon, Renato Paris, James Williams. Co-conceived by Kyle Riabko and David Lane Seltzer.

Luba Mason: Mixtura
(new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Mason performs songs in the style of "Mixtura" - a genre blend of jazz, pop, classical and world music styles. ."Freedom," "On the 4th of July," "Moondance," "Beautiful," "Last Snowfall," "Love for Sale," "Pale Blue Eyes," "Calm Before the Storm," "Hannah," "Motherland," "All That Jazz," "Voi che sapete."


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Lucky Stiff
(The Orchard - new on DVD)
Film based on 1988 Off-Broadway musical by Ahrens and Flaherty. Dominic Marsh, Jason Alexander, Pamela Shaw, Kate Shindle, Dennis Farina. 78 minutes.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown
(Warner Archive - new on Blu-ray)
1964 musical film featuring Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley, Jack Kruschen, Hermione Baddeley, Vassili Lambrinos, Martita Hunt, Harvey Lembeck, Maria Karnilova, Audrey Christie. Score by Meredith Willson. 135 minutes. [Warner Archive is also releasing a Blu-ray version of the Victor/Victoria film.]


BOOKs Now Available:

John
(TCG - new Hardcover/Paperback book)
Play by Annie Baker (produced fall 2015 at Signature Theatre, NY). 160 pages.

Then & Now: A Memoir by Barbara Cook
(Harper - new in Hardcover/Paperback large print/Kindle Edition)
Barbara Cook memoir, with Tom Santopietro. The legendary singer/actress describes both her personal difficulties and the triumphs, detailing the extraordinary working relationships she shared with many of the key composers, musicians, actors and performers of the late twentieth century, among them Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Elaine Stritch, and Robert Preston. 256 pages.


MISCELLANEOUS Now Available:

Gypsy Imelda Staunton Savoy Theatre poster
(Repro poster 12.5x20inch)
Available at Dress Circle

Lady Day Wyndham's Theatre poster
(repro Poster 12.5x20 inches)

Available at Dress Circle.


MUSIC to be released this Friday, June 24

Barbara Cook Sings Songs of Perfect Propriety by Dorothy Parker
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Barbara Cook's 1958 debut solo album, first time on CD. Song cycle of Dorothy Parker poems and verses set to music by opera and chamber music composer Seymour Barab. "Song of Perfect," "Now at Liberty," "Ultimatum ," "Renunciation," "Inventory," "Social Note," "A Very Short Song," "One Perfect Rose," "Wisdom," "Men," "Lullaby," "Comment," "Symptom Recital," "The False Friends," "Love Song," "Indian Summer," "Somebody's Song," "Song of One of the Girls," "Bric-A-Brac," "They Part," "Chant For Dark Hours," "The Choice," "The Trusting Heart," "Coda." Part of Stage Door Records' Collector's Series with retro style packaging in a limited edition of 500 copies. Also available directly from the UK at StageDoorRecords.com.

Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined Digital
(Ghostlight Records - digital album mp3)
West End production cast recording (previously played U.S. as What's It All About?. Recorded November 2015. Score by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Kyle Riabko arranger and music director. Cast/musicians includes Kyle Riabko, Daniel Bailen, Greg Coulson, Anastacia McCleskey, Stephanie McKeon, Renato Paris, James Williams. Co-conceived by Kyle Riabko and David Lane Seltzer.

Luba Mason: Mixtura
(new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Mason performs songs in the style of "Mixtura" - a genre blend of jazz, pop, classical and world music styles. ."Freedom," "On the 4th of July," "Moondance," "Beautiful," "Last Snowfall," "Love for Sale," "Pale Blue Eyes," "Calm Before the Storm," "Hannah," "Motherland," "All That Jazz," "Voi che sapete."


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Don Walker: The Thoughtfulness of Thirst, Emily Dickinson Poems
(Albany Records - new on CD)
Music by Don Walker. With soprano Ann Moss and pianist Karen Rosenak. This Whole Experiment of Green, Four Poems of Emily Dickinson, Arias from Past the Hedge, The Thoughtfulness of Thirst, Four Songs of Emily Dickinson, God & Emily, A Fact Withheld the Little Child.

L.A. Now and Then: A New Musical Revue
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Music and Lyrics by Michele Brourman, Grant Geissman, Paul Gordon, Karen Gottlieb, Bruce Kimmel, Shelly Markham, Wayne Moore, Adyran Russ, Richard M. Sherman, The Sherman Brothers. April Audia, Sarah Barnett, Prisca Kimm, Sarah Barnett, Paola Fregoso, Alexis Jackson, Bedjou Jean, Kole Martin, Michael MacRae, Shawna Merkley, Lamont Oakley, Kasper Svendsen, Elle Willgues, Robert Yacko. Conceived by Bruce Kimmel. At Kritzerland.com.

Yours - The MGM Years: Vera Lynn
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Celebrating 80th anniversary of Vera Lynn's first solo recording and her upcoming 100th birthday. Features many re-recordings of her earlier hits recorded in stereo with arrangements by Brian Fahey and backed by the Geoff Love Orchestra. "Yours," "You'll Never Know," "Fools Rush In," "For Sentimental Reasons," "Try a Little Tenderness," "When I Grow Too Old to Dream," "Again," "It Can't Be Wrong," "Unforgettable," "Confessin'," "Because You're Mine," "I'll Be Seeing You," "As Time Goes By," "Young at Heart," "Smilin' Through," "It's Easy to Remember," "Theme From a Summer Place ," "Autumn Concerto," "Hello Young Lovers," "How Green Was My Valley."


OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Release date moved to August 12:

Funny Girl London cast
(new import CD)
Jule Styne/Bob Merrill score. 2016 London cast includes Sheridan Smith. "Overture." "If a Girl Isn't Pretty," "I'm the Greatest Star," "Cornet Man," "His Love Makes Me Beautiful," "I Want to Be Seen With You," "Henry Street," "People," "You Are Woman I Am Man," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "Sadie Sadie," "Who Taught Her Everything She Knows," "Temporary Arrangement," "Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat," "Who Are You Now," "What Do Happy People Do," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," "Funny Girl: Finale," "Bows." Available in the UK at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.

Added, no release date:

Hamilton Mixtape
(new album)
"[A] mix of covers and 'inspired-bys.'" Also, demos. Fall 2016.




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