Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/20/16 (updated 9/23/16)

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Earlier recaps:

2016: September 13, 6 | August 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | July 26, 19, 12, 5 | June 28, 21, 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:

Idina.
(Warner Bros. - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
"Small World," "Like Lightning," "Queen of Swords," "I See You," "Everybody Knows," "Show Me," "Last Time," "I Do," "Cake," "Extraordinary," "Perfect Story," "Nothin' in This World." Target version will have two bonus tracks.

Kristin Chenoweth: The Art of Elegance
(Concord Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
"Someone to Watch Over Me," "I've Got a Crush on You (with Dave Koz)," "Let's Fall In Love," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," "The Very Thought of You (with Dave Koz)," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "A House Is Not a Home," "I Get Along Without You Very Well," "Skylark," "I'm a Fool to Want You," "Smile," "You're My Saving Grace." Produced by Steve Tyrell. Arrangements by Alan Broadbent.

Like You Like It "Studio Cast RADcording"
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Music by Daniel S. Acquisto and words by Sammy Buck. Cast includes Alison Luff, Derek Klena, Patti Murin, Robin De Jesus, Nick Cearley, Bonnie Milligan, Kate Rockwell, Sam Underwood, and Lesli Margherita. Special bonus track is a song cut from the show, performed by Laura Osnes and Nathan Johnson. "Like You Like It," "Be a Little Wild," "Orlando," "It Could Totally Happen," "Gotta Get Out," "Sylvie's Question/Phil's Answer," "Be a Little Wild" (Reprise 1), "Blame It on the Mall," "Easy Way Out," "Phil's Realization," "Complicated," "Creating a Monster," "Blame It on the Mall" (Reprise), "Sylvie's Reaction," "I Wanna Know Why," "Be a Little Wild" (Reprise 2), "So Close, So Far Away," "Be with Me," "Finale," "All of the Above," "The Seven Stages of Man" (Instrumental).


DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Himself and Nora Digital
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Live recording of 2016 Off-Broadway cast. Jonathan Brielle score. Whitney Bashor, Matt Bogart as James Joyce, Lianne Marie Dobbs, Michael McCormick, Zachary Prince. "Overture," "Himself and Nora," "Land of Erin," "Kiss," "Compatriots In Lust," "River Liffey," "Stand Fast," "Stand Fast (Reprise)," "Let's Have a Drink," "Twists and Turns," "What Better Thing to Do," "Pound and Weaver," "I Say, "Yes!"," "The Grand Himself," "Land of Erin (Reprise)," "The Children of Mister Joyce," "Without a Man (Lucky)," "Always in Love," "I Do," "Twists and Turns (Reprise)," "What Better Thing to Do (Reprise)," "Touch Kiss," "Finale / River Liffey." Digital booklet included. CD format to be released 10/7.


BLU-RAY/DVDs Now Available:

Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition
(Disney - new on Blu-ray + DVD + HD Digital Copy)
The Blu-ray release will include the original theatrical film; an extended version with the "Human Again" song sequence and a never-before-released on home entertainment sing-along version. Anew bonus extras: "gather around the piano" with Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as they sing and share how they've personally been inspired by the film's award-winning music; a look at how Walt Disney himself sought to adapt this famous fairytale; a nostalgic look back with Paige O'Hara, the voice of Belle; behind-the-scenes access into the recording booth with the cast; and a sneak peek at Disney's upcoming live-action re-telling of Beauty and the Beast, arriving in theaters in 2017 (cast includes Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Audra McDonald, Emma Thompson, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci).

Fanny
(Shout! Factory - new on Blu-ray)
1961 non-musical film based on the book of the 1954 stage musical; Joshua Logan and S.N. Behrman. Leslie Caron, Horst Buchholz, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer. Directed by Joshua Logan. Music by Harold Rome. 134 minutes.

Love Me or Leave Me Blu-ray
(Warner Archive - new on Blu-ray)
1955 bio-musical film featuring Doris Day (as Ruth Etting), James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell. Directed by Charles Vidor. Songs sung by Day: "Ten Cents a Dance," "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" (sung by Claude Stroud), "It All Depends On You," "You Made Me Love You," "Stay On the Right Side Sister," "Everybody Loves My Baby (But My Baby Loves Nobody But Me)," "Mean To Me," "Sam, the Old Accordion Man," "Shaking the Blues Away" (sung by Doris Day, danced by Doris Day and Chorus), "I'll Never Stop Loving You" (written by Nicholas Brodzsky and Sammy Cahn for the film), "Never Look Back" (written by Chilton Price for the film), "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue," "At Sundown," "My Blue Heaven," "Love Me or Leave Me." 122 minutes.


BOOKs Now Available:

Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Daniel Sack. Five sections contextualize the play in the larger career of its writer, explore its major thematic concerns, and offer comparative analyses with Beckett's other signal works. 80 pages.

Songwriters of the American Musical Theatre: A Style Guide for Singers
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Nathan Hurwitz ("A History of American Musical Theatre: No Business Like It"). Explores the output of the great composers ... from Gilbert and Sullivan and Irving Berlin to Alain Boublil and Andrew Lloyd Weber ... through a brief biography, a stylistic overview, and a comprehensive song list with notes on suitable voice types and further reading. Chapters: English Language Light Opera; 1910s Contemporary American Songs; The Great Songwriters of Tin Pan Alley; The Great Wits and Sophisticates; The Great Jazz Composers; Writers of the Integrated Musical; The Composers of the Golden Age of the American Musical; Stephen Sondheim - Sui Generis; New Sounds; The Mego-Musical; Musicals of the 1990s and 2000s; Popular Styles - The Jukebox Musicals. 224 pages.

Thornton Wilder's The Skin of our Teeth (The Fourth Wall)
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Kyle Gillette. An exploration of Wilder's play in three parts: the play's interconnected place in theatre history; the play's many historic and mythic sources; a longer view, tangling with the play’s philosophical stakes. 96 pages.


ITEMS to be released this Friday,

Himself and Nora Digital
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)

Live recording of 2016 Off-Broadway cast. Jonathan Brielle score. Whitney Bashor, Matt Bogart as James Joyce, Lianne Marie Dobbs, Michael McCormick, Zachary Prince. CD format to be released 10/7.

Like You Like It "Studio Cast RADcording"
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Music by Daniel S. Acquisto and words by Sammy Buck. Cast includes Alison Luff, Derek Klena, Patti Murin, Robin De Jesus, Nick Cearley, Bonnie Milligan, Kate Rockwell, Sam Underwood, and Lesli Margherita. Special bonus track is a song cut from the show, performed by Laura Osnes and Nathan Johnson. "Like You Like It," "Be a Little Wild," "Orlando," "It Could Totally Happen," "Gotta Get Out," "Sylvie's Question/Phil's Answer," "Be a Little Wild" (Reprise 1), "Blame It on the Mall," "Easy Way Out," "Phil's Realization," "Complicated," "Creating a Monster," "Blame It on the Mall" (Reprise), "Sylvie's Reaction," "I Wanna Know Why," "Be a Little Wild" (Reprise 2), "So Close, So Far Away," "Be with Me," "Finale," "All of the Above," "The Seven Stages of Man" (Instrumental).

Idina.
(Warner Bros. - new on CD)
"Small World," "Like Lightning," "Queen of Swords," "I See You," "Everybody Knows," "Show Me," "Last Time," "I Do," "Cake," "Extraordinary," "Perfect Story," "Nothin' in This World." Target version will have two bonus tracks.

Kristin Chenoweth: The Art of Elegance
(Concord Records - new on CD)
"Someone to Watch Over Me," "I've Got a Crush on You (with Dave Koz)," "Let's Fall In Love," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," "The Very Thought of You (with Dave Koz)," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "A House Is Not a Home," "I Get Along Without You Very Well," "Skylark," "I'm a Fool to Want You," "Smile," "You're My Saving Grace." Produced by Steve Tyrell. Arrangements by Alan Broadbent.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz (Original Cast Recording)
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Details to come.

Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M Deluxe
(Rhino - new on 2 CDs)
Disc One: "Do You Want To Dance?," "Chapel Of Love," "Superstar," "Daytime Hustler," "Am I Blue," "Friends" (Session 1), "Hello In There," "Leader Of The Pack," "Delta Dawn," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Friends" (Session 2). Disc Two: "Chapel Of Love" (The Single Mix) [Remastered], "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (The Single Version) [Remastered], "Do You Want To Dance?" (The Single Mix) [Remastered], "Friends" (The Single Mix) [Remastered], "Old Cape Cod" (Early Version), "Marahuana" (Early Version), "Superstar" (Alternate Version), "Saturday Night" (Demo), "Mr. Freedom And I" (Demo).

Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical Australia cast recording
(Sony Australia - new import CD)
New musical starring David Campbell, with Caroline O'Connor, Hannah Fredericksen, Bert LaBonte, Martin Crewes and Marney McQueen.


OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Please note: the previously provided Amazon link for the Off-Broadway Lazarus recording was incorrect. The correct links follow. If anyone has trouble canceling their pre-orders, please email SoundAdvice@talkinbroadway.com

Lazarus Off-Broadway cast
(Columbia - new on 2 CDs/mp3/3 vinyl LPs)
Original New York Theatre Workshop cast recording of David Bowie's score. Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper, Krystina Alabado, Sophia Anne Caruso, Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Bobby Moreno, Krista Pioppi, Charlie Pollock, and Brynn Williams. Will include the final recordings David Bowie made before his death. Disc one: d"Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)" (Ricky Nelson), "Lazarus," "It’s No Game," "This Is Not America," "The Man Who Sold The World ," "No Plan – Sophia Anne Caruso," "Love Is Lost," "Changes – Cristin Milioti & Original New York Cast of Lazarus," "Where Are We Now," "Absolute Beginners ," "Dirty Boys," "Killing A Little Time," "Life On Mars," "All The Young Dudes," "Sound And Vision" (David Bowie), "Always Crashing in the Same Car," "Valentine’s Day," "When I Met You & Krystina Alabado," "Heroes"; Disc two: "Lazarus" (David Bowie), "No Plan" (David Bowie), "Killing A Little Time" (David Bowie), "When I Met You" (David Bowie). Those who pre-order will receive instant downloads of "Life On Mars?" (Sophia Anne Caruso) and the title track (Michael C. Hall). Produced by the show’s musical director Henry Hey. Recorded 1/11/16.




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