Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 10/18/16 (updated 10/21/16)

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Earlier recaps:

2016: October 11, 4 | September 27, 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:

Boy
(LA Theatre Works - new Audiobook on CD)
Play by Anna Ziegler, recorded live at UCLA in July 2016. Sarah Drew, John Getz, Travis Johns, Amy Pietzand Bobby Steggert. Directed by Debbie Devine. R

The Chip Deffaa Songbook
(Garret Mountain Records - new on CD/mp3)
Theater songs of ASCAP award-winning writer Chip Deffaa, from such shows of his as The Seven Little Foys, Theater Boys, Song-and-Dance Kids, George M. Cohan Tonight!, and Mad About the Boy. Keith Anderson, Jonah Barricklo, Beth Bartley, Giuseppe Bausilio, Maxwell Beer, Emily Bordonaro, John Brady, Philip Louis Calabro, Miss Channing, David Brian Colbert, David Cronin, Bailey Cummings, Joris De Graaf, Chip Deffaa, Alec Deland, Tyler Duboys, Gabriella Green, Lynelle Johnson, Cody Jordan, Clark Kinkade, Jonah Mayor, Toby Medlyn, Matthew Nardozzi, Katherine Paulsen, Jon Peterson, Al Roths, Ricky Schroeder, Seth Sikes, Michael Townsend Wright. "A Few Words from Miss Channing," "All-American Sweetheart," "I'm Crazy for My Baby in a Uniform," "An Eddie Foy Soft-Shoe," "I Won't Be an Actor No More," "I'm in Love with One of the Stars / Did Ya Ever Have One of Those Days?," "A Song for Mother," "My Father Told Me," "Horse Race," "Hats off to You," "An Ode to Popularity," "Faith," "Someday," "Please Wait for Me, Miss Leacock," "Sometimes I Miss New Rochelle," "One More Christmas--Finale Reprise," "Under the Chilliwack Moon," "Chilliwack Reprise," "Magnetic Waterbury," "A Hymn to Chilliwack," "Sidekick," "You Need to Be Loved to Be Happy," "A Stage-Door Kind of Love," "Miss Channing Reminds Us," "For the Theater," "Opening-Night Party," "Liz Smith," "Sweet Tea / Somebody's Baby," "Ex-Gay," "When Love Grows Cold," "Crater Lake Blues," "Did Ya Ever Have One of Those Days?," "I Won't Be an Actor No More (Reprise)," "Struttin' (Reprise)," "All-American Sweetheart (Reprise)," "Someday (Finale Reprise)." At CDBaby.com.

Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M Deluxe
(Rhino - new on 2 CDs/mp3/at iTunes)
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).

Joyful Jazz! Christmas With Verve, Vol. 2: The Instrumentals
(Verve - new on CD)
"Here Comes Santa Claus" (Ramsey Lewis Trio), "Those Soulful Jingle Bells" (Mark Whitfield), "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" (Tom Scott), "The Little Drummer Boy" (Kenny Burrell), "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" (Oscar Peterson Quartet" (Previously unreleased), "Silver Bells" (Kevin Eubanks), "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (Nelson Rangell), "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (Jimmy Smith), "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (The Bill Evans Trio), "Frosty The Snowman" (Roy Hargrove and Christian McBride), "Swingle Jingle" (Lionel Hampton Sextet), "Silent Night" (Stanley Jordan), "I'll Be Home For Christmas/Sleigh Ride" (Eliane Elias), "Greensleeves" (The John Coltrane Quartet).

Joyful Jazz! Christmas With Verve, Vol. 1: The Vocalists
(Verve - new on CD)
"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" (Mel Tormé), "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones), "Christmas Time Is Here" (Patti Austin), "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (Diana Krall), "It Must Be Christmas" (Judy Holliday), "Peace On Earth" (Peggy Lee), "(There Is No Place Like) Home For The Holidays" (Betty Carter), "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" (Billie Holiday), "I'll Be Home For Christmas" (Diane Schuur), "Peace" (Norah Jones), "White Christmas" (Ella Fitzgerald), "'Zat You, Santa Claus?" (Louis Armstrong & The Commanders), "Winter Wonderland" (Shirley Horn), "Silent Night" (Dinah Washington).

Lazarus Off-Broadway cast
(Columbia - new on 2 CDs/mp3/3 vinyl LPs/at iTunes)
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.

Maddie 20th Anniversary deluxe edition
(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
1997 West End show developed during the Stephen Sondheim Masterclass at Oxford University in 1990. Score by Stephen Keeling (music) and Shaun McKenna (lyrics). Based on the Jack Finney novel "Marion's Wall," which was made into a 1986 film called Maxie. Graham Bickley, Summer Rognlie, Kevin Colson and Lynda Baron. Set includes the remastered OLC recording, three new 2016 recordings performed by Meredith Braun, Dominic Hodson, Moir Leslie and Alister Cameron, plus 25 previously unreleased studio demos of cut songs and alternate versions performed West End stars including John Barrowman, Jacqui Scott, Matt Zimmerman, Lorna Dallas, John Barr, Angela Richards, Hal Fowler, Mary Millar and Teddy Kempner. 12-page booklet with foreword by Kenny Wax. 47 tracks in all. Also in the UK at StageDoorRecords.com.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
(Ode Sounds & Visuals - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
2016 televised production. Score by Richard O'Brien. Performances by Ivy Levan, Ryan McCartan & Victoria Justice, Reeve Carney, Laverne Cox, Staz Nair, Adam Lambert, Ben Vereen, Tim Curry. "Science Fiction / Double Feature," "Dammit Janet," "Over at the Frankenstein Place," "The Time Warp," "Sweet Transvestite," "Sword of Damocles," "I Can Make You a Man," "Hot Patootie (Bless My Soul) What Ever Happened to Saturday Night," "I Can Make You a Man (Reprise)," "Toucha, Toucha, Toucha, Touch Me," "Once in a While" (Bonus Track), "Eddie," "Planet Schmanet Janet," "Planet Hot Dog," "Rose Tint My World," "Don't Dream It," "Wild and Untamed Thing," "I'm Going Home," "Super Heroes," "Science Fiction / Double Feature (Reprise)."

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.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection Restored Edition
(Universal Home Studios Entertainment - new on 3 Blu-ray discs)
The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers and Duck Soup.


BOOKs Now Available:

Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage
(Northwestern Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Robert S. Bader (editor of Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales and a writer and producer for television). Focuses on the under-researched vaudeville days of the hilarious siblings. Draws on an unmatched array of sources, many not referenced elsewhere. Bader brings to vivid life a typical night on the road for the Marx Brothers and also illuminates the inner workings of the vaudeville business, especially during its peak in the 1920s; and traces the origins of the characters that would later come to be beloved by filmgoers. 520 pages.

Noël Coward's Home Chat
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition coming 11/8)
Noël Coward play, republished to coincide with its first revival since the 1927 premiere. Finborough Theatre (London) run concluded 9/24/16. Released 9/20/16.

Ode to Joy
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Craig Lucas play, produced by Rattlestick Theatre in 2014. 96 pages.

Rules for Others to Live By: Comments and Self-Contradictions
(Blue Rider Press - Hardcover book/Kindle Edition)
Collection of original essays by playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, The Dazzle). 320 pages.

They're Playing Our Song: A Memoir
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Autobiography by Carole Bayer Sager. Life and career of songwriter, including her work and relationships with Marvin Hamlisch and Burt Bacharach. 336 pages.

Tin Pan Opera: Operatic Novelties in the Ragtime Era
(Oxford Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Larry Hamberlin. The large but oft-forgotten repertoire of operatic novelties, bringing to life the rich humor and keen social criticism of the era. Combining traditional, European operatic melodies with the new and American rhythmic verve of ragtime, these songs painted vivid images of immigrant Americans, liberated women, and upwardly striving African Americans, striking emblems of the profound transformations that shook the United States at the beginning of the American century. 352 pages.


MUSIC to be released this Friday

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).

Joyful Jazz! Christmas With Verve, Vol. 2: The Instrumentals
(Verve - new on CD)
"Here Comes Santa Claus" (Ramsey Lewis Trio), "Those Soulful Jingle Bells" (Mark Whitfield), "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" (Tom Scott), "The Little Drummer Boy" (Kenny Burrell), "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" (Oscar Peterson Quartet" (Previously unreleased), "Silver Bells" (Kevin Eubanks), "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (Nelson Rangell), "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (Jimmy Smith), "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (The Bill Evans Trio), "Frosty The Snowman" (Roy Hargrove and Christian McBride), "Swingle Jingle" (Lionel Hampton Sextet), "Silent Night" (Stanley Jordan), "I'll Be Home For Christmas/Sleigh Ride" (Eliane Elias), "Greensleeves" (The John Coltrane Quartet).

Joyful Jazz! Christmas With Verve, Vol. 1: The Vocalists
(Verve - new on CD)
"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" (Mel Tormé), "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones), "Christmas Time Is Here" (Patti Austin), "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (Diana Krall), "It Must Be Christmas" (Judy Holliday), "Peace On Earth" (Peggy Lee), "(There Is No Place Like) Home For The Holidays" (Betty Carter), "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" (Billie Holiday), "I'll Be Home For Christmas" (Diane Schuur), "Peace" (Norah Jones), "White Christmas" (Ella Fitzgerald), "'Zat You, Santa Claus?" (Louis Armstrong & The Commanders), "Winter Wonderland" (Shirley Horn), "Silent Night" (Dinah Washington).

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.

Maddie 20th Anniversary deluxe edition
(Stage Door Records - new on 2 CDs)
1997 West End show developed during the Stephen Sondheim Masterclass at Oxford University in 1990. Score by Stephen Keeling (music) and Shaun McKenna (lyrics). Based on the Jack Finney novel "Marion's Wall," which was made into a 1986 film called Maxie. Graham Bickley, Summer Rognlie, Kevin Colson and Lynda Baron. Set includes the remastered OLC recording, three new 2016 recordings performed by Meredith Braun, Dominic Hodson, Moir Leslie and Alister Cameron, plus 25 previously unreleased studio demos of cut songs and alternate versions performed West End stars including John Barrowman, Jacqui Scott, Matt Zimmerman, Lorna Dallas, John Barr, Angela Richards, Hal Fowler, Mary Millar and Teddy Kempner. 12-page booklet with foreword by Kenny Wax. 47 tracks in all. Also in the UK at StageDoorRecords.com.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
(Ode Sounds & Visuals - new on CD/mp3)
2016 televised production. Score by Richard O'Brien. Performances by Ivy Levan, Ryan McCartan & Victoria Justice, Reeve Carney, Laverne Cox, Staz Nair, Adam Lambert, Ben Vereen, Tim Curry. "Science Fiction / Double Feature," "Dammit Janet," "Over at the Frankenstein Place," "The Time Warp," "Sweet Transvestite," "Sword of Damocles," "I Can Make You a Man," "Hot Patootie (Bless My Soul) What Ever Happened to Saturday Night," "I Can Make You a Man (Reprise)," "Toucha, Toucha, Toucha, Touch Me," "Once in a While" (Bonus Track), "Eddie," "Planet Schmanet Janet," "Planet Hot Dog," "Rose Tint My World," "Don't Dream It," "Wild and Untamed Thing," "I'm Going Home," "Super Heroes," "Science Fiction / Double Feature (Reprise)."

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.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Moana
(Disney - new on CD)
Soundtrack for 2016 animated film which includes songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Voices include Phillipa Soo.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

All The Ways to Say I Love You: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Neil LaBute. Produced in 2016 at Lucille Lortel Theatre. 112 pages.

The Christians: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Lucas Hnath. Produced in 2015 at Playwrights Horizons. 96 pages.

Daphne's Dive
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Produced at Signature Theatre in 2016. 96 pages.

Dry Powder: A Play
(Grove Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Sarah Burgess. Originally produced in March 2016 at Public Theater. 112 pages.

Guards at the Taj and Mr. Wolf: Two Plays
(Soft Skull Press - Paperback Book)
Two plays by Rajiv Joseph. Mr. Wolf premiered at South Coast Repertory in Los Angeles in 2015. 260 pages.

Hand to God: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Rober Askin. Produced in 2014 at Lucille Lortel Theatre, in 2015 on Broadway. 96 pages. Dramatist's version published March 2016.

Jitney: A Play - Broadway Tie-In Edition
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by August Wilson. First Broadway run to commence December 28, 2016. 96 pages.

Lazarus
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Libretto for recently produced musical by David Bowie and Enda Walsh. 112 pages.

Mary Page Marlowe
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Tracy Letts. Premiered at Steppenwolf in Chicago in 2016. 112 pages.

Red Speedo: A Play
(Overlook Press - Paperback Book)
Play by Lucas Hnath. Produced in 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop. 128 pages.

The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Jonas Westover. Part of OUP's Broadway Legacies Series. The author investigates beyond the Shuberts' business empire into their early revues and the role they played in developing American theatre as an art form ... tracing the history of the Shuberts' revue series, presented annually from 1912-1924, and covers more broadly the glorious days of early Broadway. A history of Broadway's Golden Age, plus a revisionary argument about the overarching history of the revue. From documents in the Shubert Theater Archive, Westover argues against the popular misconception that the Shubert's competitor, producer Florenz Ziegfeld was the sole proprietor of Broadway audiences. 320 pages.

Sweat
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Lynn Nottage. Produced in 2016 at Public Theater. 96 pages.

You Will Remember Me
(Talonbooks - Paperback Book)
Play by François Archambault, translated by Bobby Theodore. Premiered in Toronto in 2014. American premiere at Hudson Stage Company in Armonk, NY, October 2016. 112 pages.


OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

U.S. link added:

Half a Sixpence new UK cast
(First Night Records - new import CD)
UK release of the new cast recording of score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe from the new musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's autobiographical novel "Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul," New stage version has a book by Julian Fellowes. Score is inspired by and features several of composer David Heneker's songs from the original production, which he co-wrote with Beverley Cross. Stars Charlie Stemp. Also at Amazon UK.

Added to November 4:

A Christmas Carol 1995 Original Cast Recording
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD-R/digital)
Alan Menken, music; Lynn Ahrens, book and lyrics. "Overture," "The Years Are Passing By," "Jolly, Rich and Fat," "Nothing to Do with Me," "Link by Link," "The Lights of Long Ago," "Mr. Fezziwig's Annual Christmas Ball," "A Place Called Home," "Money Montage," "Abundance and Charity," "Christmas Together," "Dancing on Your Grave," "Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today," "Christmas Day," "God Bless Us, Everyone."

Added for 2017:

Hadestown
(Warner Music Group - new on CD)
Live New York Theatre Workshop cast recording of Anaïs Mitchell's score. Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Lulu Fall, Amber Grey, Patrick Page, Jessie Shelton, Chris Sullivan, Shaina Taub. Arrangements and orchestrations by Michael Chorney; and co-arrangements & orchestrations and music supervision by Todd Sickafoose. Recorded June 28 and June 29. 4-song EP release in October 2017.




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