Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/27/16 (updated 9/30)

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Earlier recaps:

2016: September 20, 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:

Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical Australian 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. "Dream Lover," "Mack The Knife," "Splish Splash," "That's The Way Love Is," "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," "Everybody's Somebody's Fool," "I've Got The World On A String," "Call Me Irresponsible," "Dream Lover (Duet)," "Multiplication," "The Best Is Yet To Come," "Things," "More," "Beyond The Sea," "If I Were A Carpenter," "The Curtain Falls."

Red Eye of Love studio cast
(Ghostlight Records - on CD)
Studio cast recording of Arnold Weinstein play, with music by Sam Davis and book and lyrics by Arnold Weinstein and John Wulp. Kelli O'Hara, Josh Grisetti, Brad Oscar, Sam Bolen, Sarah Corey, Nikki Renee Daniels, Christine DiGiallonardo, John Morton, Greg Roderick, Leah Stuart, and Matthew Zimmerman. Played the Dicapo Theater in 2014. "Good Old O.O.," "Park Scene," "I'm Going to the Movies," "Rain," "Dolls," "Open Your Eyes," "Seize the Opportunity," "How Much?," "The Meat Ballet," "What Happened?," "Yes, Well, Anyway," "Say, Fella," "The Word on the Street," "Two Fat Cats," "Red Eye of Love," "Among the Navajo," "Three's the Key Finale." Booklet includes studio photography, a synopsis and a special note from John Wulp. Digital version released earlier. Also at GhostlightRecords.com

The Wild and Whimsical Worlds of David Mallamud
(Broadway Records - new on CD/at iTunes)
By composer David Mallamud. Singers Sierra Boggess, Janet Dacal, Morgan James, Constantine Maroulis, Christiane Noll, Brian Charles Rooney, and Amick Byram, plus Irish singer Cathie Ryan (Cherish the Ladies) and Dan Webb (Rant & Roar), in collaboration with the Albany Symphony’s rock-chamber ensemble, Dogs of Desire conducted by David Alan Miller. Featuring Eric Rigler on uilleann pipes and guitarist Joel Hoekstra. Album produced by Kim Scharnberg, Joel Moss and David Alan Miller. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.


DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Cagney original cast digital
(Broadway Records - new at iTunes)
Off-Broadway cast. The score blends original music by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern with classic George M. Cohan favorites. Robert Creighton, Jeremy Benton, Danette Holden, Josh Walden, Ellen Zolezzi, and Bruce Sabath. Album produced by Michael Croiter and Matt Perri. Expected earlier at iTunes and in the Westside Theatre Upstairs. CD will be available on this date at the Westside Theatre Upstairs and in stores on October 14. Also at BroadwayRecords.com. CD to be released October 14.

Most Versatile: David Pevsner
(new digital album on mp3/and on iTunes)
Actor (original cast When Pigs Fly/singer/writer (Naked Boys Singing) David Pevsner. "The Perky Little Porn Star," "Merry Ex-Mas," "Straight Guy," "What's It Like to Be You," "The Best Part" (featuring Maxwell Caulfield & Randy Brenner, "The Book of Lust," "Pain in the Butt," "Ballad," "The Naked Maid," "Shoot Me," "Accoutrements" (featuring Jim J Bullock, "The Gay Old Times" (featuring Larry Raben, James Campbell & Jim J. Bullock, "I Gotta Give It up to Love." Pianists: Bryan Pezzone and Tom Zink; Guitarists: Steve Goodie and Bob Moore. Released 7/14/16.

Next Fall
(Treehouse Productions - new digital album on mp3/and iTunes)
Original music by Yaron Spiwak, Haim Mazar & Matt Walker for 2016 L.A. production of Geoffrey Nauffts' play. "Opening," "Flashbacks," "Lullaby," "Waiting Room," "Central Park," "Second Flashback," "Fierce Tomatoes," "Final Flashback," "Prayer Room," "Coda," "Post Intermission (Exit Music)." Released 9/12/16.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Blu-ray special edition
(Criterion Collection - new Blu-ray)
1970 film directed by Russ Meyer and co-written by Meyer and Roger Ebert. Dolly Read Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, Erica Gavin, John LaZar, Michael Blodgett, David Gurian. Special features: high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the blu-ray; audio commentary from 2003 featuring screenwriter Roger Ebert Audio; commentary from 2006 featuring actors Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Harrison Page, John LaZar, and Erica Gavin; new interview with filmmaker John Waters; episode from 1988 of The Incredibly Strange Film Show on director Russ Meyer; Q&A about the film from 1992 featuring Meyer, Ebert, LaZar, and Read, and actors David Gurian, Charles Napier, Michael Blodgett, and Edy Williams, with host Michael Dare; interview with cast members from 2005; Above, Beneath, and Beyond the Valley, Look On Up at the Bottom, The Best of Beyond, Sex, Drugs, Music & Murder, and Casey & Roxanne, five documentaries from 2006 about the making of the film, featuring the cast and crew; screen tests; trailers; booklet featuring an essay by film critic Glenn Kenny and excerpts from a 1970 account in the UCLA Daily Bruin of a visit to the film's set.

Valley of the Dolls Blu-ray special edition
(Criterion Collection - new on Blu-ray)
1967 film based on Jacqueline Susann novel. Patty Duke, Barbara Parkins, Sharon Tate, and Susan Hayward. Special features include: 2K digital restoration, with 3.0 LCR DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the blu-ray; audio commentary from 2006 featuring actor Barbara Parkins and journalist Ted Casablanca; new interviews with writer Amy Fine Collins about author Jacqueline Susann and the costumes in the film; new video essay by critic Kim Morgan; footage from Sparkle Patty Sparkle! 2009 gala tribute to actor Patty Duke at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco; A World Premiere Voyage and Jacqueline Susann and Valley of the Dolls, two promotional films from 1967; episode of the television program "Hollywood Backstories" from 2001 on the film screen tests; trailers; booklet featuring an essay by film critic Glenn Kenny.


BOOKs Now Available:

Much Ado: A Summer with a Repertory Theater Company
(Agate Midway - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Michael Lenehan. An intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the lauded American Players Theatre's 2014 production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Firsthand observations and literary analysis with interviews with key members of the APT's artistic ensemble and production staff. 224 pages.

Strategies for Success in Musical Theatre: A Guide for Music Directors in School, College, and Community Theatre
(Oxford Univ Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Herbert D. Marshall. 288 pages.


MUSIC to be released this Friday

Cagney original cast digital
(Broadway Records - new at iTunes)
Off-Broadway cast. The score blends original music by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern with classic George M. Cohan favorites. Robert Creighton, Jeremy Benton, Danette Holden, Josh Walden, Ellen Zolezzi, and Bruce Sabath. Album produced by Michael Croiter and Matt Perri. Expected earlier at iTunes and in the Westside Theatre Upstairs. CD will be available on this date at the Westside Theatre Upstairs and in stores on October 14. iTunes link to come; also at BroadwayRecords.com.

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.

On Your Feet! The Story Of Emilio & Gloria Estefan vinyl
(Analog Spark - new 2-LP vinyl)
Original Broadway cast recording. Cast includes Ana Villafañe, Josh Segarra, Alma Cuervo, Alexandria Suarez, Eduardo Hernandez, and Andréa Burns. "Rhythm is Gonna Get You," "Cuando Salí de Cuba," "Tradición," "Anything For You," "1-2-3," "I See Your Smile," "Mi Tierra," "Con Los Años Que Me Quedan," "Here We Are," "When Someone Comes Into Your Life," "Conga," "Get On Your Feet," "Live for Loving You," "You'll be Mine (Party Time)," "Oye Mi Canto," "Cuba Libre," "Famous," "If I Never Got to Tell You," "Wrapped," "Don't Wanna Lose You," "Reach," "Coming Out of the Dark," "Mega Mix." Recorded live at the Marquis Theatre 3/2/16.

Red Eye of Love studio cast
(Ghostlight Records - on CD)
Studio cast recording of Arnold Weinstein play, with music by Sam Davis and book and lyrics by Arnold Weinstein and John Wulp. Kelli O'Hara, Josh Grisetti, Brad Oscar, Sam Bolen, Sarah Corey, Nikki Renee Daniels, Christine DiGiallonardo, John Morton, Greg Roderick, Leah Stuart, and Matthew Zimmerman. Played the Dicapo Theater in 2014. "Good Old O.O.," "Park Scene," "I'm Going to the Movies," "Rain," "Dolls," "Open Your Eyes," "Seize the Opportunity," "How Much?," "The Meat Ballet," "What Happened?," "Yes, Well, Anyway," "Say, Fella," "The Word on the Street," "Two Fat Cats," "Red Eye of Love," "Among the Navajo," "Three's the Key Finale." Booklet includes studio photography, a synopsis and a special note from John Wulp. Digital version released earlier. Also at GhostlightRecords.com

The Wild and Whimsical Worlds of David Mallamud
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
By composer David Mallamud. Singers Sierra Boggess, Janet Dacal, Morgan James, Constantine Maroulis, Christiane Noll, Brian Charles Rooney, and Amick Byram, plus Irish singer Cathie Ryan (Cherish the Ladies) and Dan Webb (Rant & Roar), in collaboration with the Albany Symphony’s rock-chamber ensemble, Dogs of Desire conducted by David Alan Miller. Featuring Eric Rigler on uilleann pipes and guitarist Joel Hoekstra. Album produced by Kim Scharnberg, Joel Moss and David Alan Miller. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown York Theatre cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
By Clark Gesner, additional material by Andrew Lippa and Michael Mayer. Joshua Colley (Elf, the Musical), Gregory Diaz (School of Rock), Aidan Gemme (Finding Neverland), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita), Jeremy T. Villas (Kinky Boots) and Milly Shapiro (Matilda). Recorded June 13, 2016. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

The Bodyguard The Musical
(First Night Records - new import CD)
World premiere cast recording. Featuring Alexandra Burke, Rachel Marron, Melissa James, Nicki Marron. "Rachel Marron Entrance," "Queen Of The Night," "How Will I Know," "Greatest Love Of All," "Saving All My Love For You," "Mayan Medley (Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, So Emotional)," "Run To You," "I Have Nothing / End Of Act One," "All The Man That I Need," "I'm Every Woman," "Fletcher," "All At Once," "Run To You Reprise / Going Home," "Jesus Loves Me / Phone Call," "Nicki's Death," "Jesus Loves Me Reprise," "One Moment In Time," "He's My Bodyguard," "I Will Always Love You," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody." Released in 2015 on iTunes. [Import CD was listed in 2015 when it was released in the UK, but maybe it never shipped to the U.S.]

Cagney original cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Off-Broadway cast. The score blends original music by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern with classic George M. Cohan favorites. Robert Creighton, Jeremy Benton, Danette Holden, Josh Walden, Ellen Zolezzi, and Bruce Sabath. Album produced by Michael Croiter and Matt Perri. Expected earlier at iTunes and in the Westside Theatre Upstairs. Amazon link to come; also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe: Together
(Decca - new on CD)
"Somewhere," "For Once in My Life" (with Tony Bennett and Marc Anthony), "Some Enchanted Evening / We Kiss in the Shadows," "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Les Miserables Suite: Bring Him Home / Empty Chairs and Empty Tables / I Dreamed a Dream," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Anthem," "Tell Me It's Not True," "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise," "A Thousand Years" ( by Christina Perri), "Music of the Night," "What a Wonderful World / Over the Rainbow," "Speak Softly Love," "I'll Be Home For Christmas.

Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance
(Universal - new on 2 Blu-ray discs in the UK)
Special gala performance to mark 25 years of Schönberg and Boublil's musical, recorded live at the Prince Edward Theatre in London. The cast includes Eva Noblezada, Jon Jon Briones and Hugh Maynard, and also features guest appearances from original 1989 cast members Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga, Simon Bowman and Claire Moore. U.S. release is unknown at this time. 187 minutes. Region B/2.

Sinatra: World on a String
(Capitol - CD/DVD set)
Collection of Frank Sinatra live recordings from 1953 to 1982, totaling more than four hours of previously unissued audio and video footage. Includes More than 90 live performances around the world, most of them officially available for the first time, including classics such as "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Strangers in the Night," "Moonlight in Vermont," and "I've Got the World on a String." A DVD of entirely unreleased footage features Sinatra on a 1962 good-will tour meant to raise money for underprivileged children. Arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Don Costa, Quincy Jones, Gordon Jenkins, and Billy May, among others.

Unsung Sherman Brothers: Song Scores from Three That Got Away
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
The 13 Clocks score from 1968 aborted film based on James Thurber fantasy; demo orchestrated by Don Ralke, sung by the Don Ralke singers and guest singer Fred Darian. Sir Puss-in-Boots score from 1968 canceled film with Ira Englander and Barry Taper, demo with Sammy Davis, Jr., Karl Malden, and Jinny Tyler. Roman Holiday 1969 musical update of the film, three songs written before it was canceled, orchestral tracks with Irwin Kostal, and added singers. 1000 copy limited edition. To ship early, from release date of third week in November. Signed copies are currently available. Available at Kritzerland.com.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Ripcord
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by David Lindsay-Abaire. Played in 2015 at Manhattan Theatre Club. 96 pages.

Here We Go / Escaped Alone: Two Plays
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Plays by Caryl Churchill. Here We Go played at the National Theatre in London in 2015. Escaped Alone played the Royal Court earlier this year. 60 pages.




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