Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 11/29/16 (updated 12/2/16)

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Earlier recaps:

2016: November 22, 15, 8, 1 | October 25, 18, 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:

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp - Acoustically Speaking: Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship - Live at Feinstein's / 54
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below in October 2016. "Love Will Stand When All Else Falls," "Lover, You Should've Come Over / Johanna," "The Other Guy (Interlude)," "Open Arms," "Intro: Maybe This Time," "Maybe This Time," "Intro: Memory," "Memory," "Tempted," "Losing My Religion," "The Origin of Love," "Band Intro (Interlude)," "Intro: Falling Slowly," "Falling Slowly," "Don't Give Up," "But Not For Me," "Intro: Happiness," "Happiness," "Intro: Visits To You," "Visits To You," "Without You," "What You Own," "One Song Glory," "Seasons of Love."

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
2015 cast from limited run Montreal production. Alan Menken and David Spencer score. Cast includes Ken James Stewart, George Masswohl, Marie-Pierre de Brienne, Adrian Marchuk, Victor A. Young, Howard Jerome, David Coomber, Sam Rosenthal, Michael Rudder, and Kristian Truelsen. The show, first presented at the 1987 American Music Theatre Festival in Philadelphia, has been rewritten from the ground up, with "a handful" of songs remaining from the Philadelphia version, "and most of those altered in shape." "Overture," "The Man You're Gonna Be," "The Somebody Riffs – Riff 1," "The Somebody Riffs – Riff 2," "A Man Without Land -1 ," "Leaving StUrbain Street," "Don't Let Him Worry You - 1," "Hey Boychick," "You Fascinate Me," "One Dollar Betting Limit," "How Could I Not?," "I'm Gonna Buy This Lake," "A Man Without Land - 2," "Art and Commerce," "What a Liar!," "Unfinished Business," "I Like Trains," "Small Reprises, Big Problems," "Act 1 Finale," "Turn It Around – 1," "Turn It Around – 2," "Turn It Around – 3," "Don't Let Him Worry You – 2 / A Man Without Land – 3," "Softie," "Come to Think of It," "The Final Hustle," "A Man Without Land IV," "Welcome Home," "The Man You're Gonna Be (Finale)," "Schnorrer's Day (Bonus Track)." Also at GhostlightRecords.com.

Cabot Cove
(Broadway Records - new EP album on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Songs by Joel B. New, in the theme of the world of Jessica Fletcher. Performed by Lisa Howard. "The Corpse Danced at Midnight," "Dirge for a Dead Dachshund," "Goodbye, Charlie," "The Dead Must Sing (Gloria)," "Murder in a Minor Key," "Cabot Cove." Produced by Lorenzo Wolff. Orchestrations by Scott Wasserman. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Carmen Cusack Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Carmen Cusack (Bright Star) solo concert debut recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below in August 2016. "Strong is the Heart," "Tell Me She Didn't," "If You Knew My Story," Anything could happen and probably will..., "What Do Ya Say, Jimmy Ray" (with Joe Jung), "I Have You," My first memory of a musical..., "Secret Love," Movies were my window into musicals..., "Past Roles Medley (Think of Me/I Dreamed a Dream/The Wizard and I/Back to Before)," "You Don't Know This Man," I'll let you decide..., "Shane," "Way Back in the Day," You'll remember this..., "Wayfaring Stranger," My time in London..., "Stop," "Lilac Wine," I get quite nostalgic..., "Meadow Lane," Speaking of old friends..., "For Good" (with Katie Rose Clark), It will take you into next week, next month, next year..., "Sun is Gonna Shine Again" (with Edie Brickell), Engraved in my heart..., "At Last," I have to go buy myself a guitar..."," "The Story," Bonus Track: "What Do Ya Say, Jimmy Ray" (with Paul Telfer).

Charles Busch Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below in June 2016. "Star," "Taking a Chance on Love," Tom, The Gay Cruise, Helen Morgan, "Bill," Ya Never Know in Cabaret, "Summer Wind/That Sunday, That Summer," Travel, "Road to Morocco," The Greatest Night, "With So Little to Be Sure Of/Too Many Mornings," Childhood, Aunt Lillian, "What a Lot of Flowers/Hurry, It s Lovely Up Here," "Miriam Passman," Elaine Stritch, "A Parade in Town/Sail Away," "Great Rooms I've Known, "Those Were the Days," Changing My Musical Image, "Rainbow Connection."

Derek Jacobi & Anne Reid: You Are the Best Thing...That Ever Has Happened to Me
(United Angels Records - new import CD/mp3/at iTunes)
With The Jason Carr Quartet. "The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened," "I May Be Wrong, but I Think You're Wonderful," "Music, Maestro, Please!," "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight," "How About You?," "The Way You Look Tonight," "I Wish I Were in Love Again," "My Favourite Year," "If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body," "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart," "Time After Time," "You Haven't Changed at All." Released 11/11/16.

Elaine Paige Presents The Musicals Box set - import
(Union Square Music Limited - multi-CD set)
Collection of Paige's favorite songs from musicals, featuring Michael Ball, Il Divo, Michael Crawford, Idina Menzel, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Burke and Elaine Paige herself. 58 of the biggest hits from classic West End productions such as Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, The Bodyguard, Beautiful, and Half a Sixpence. Released previously at Amazon UK.

Hairspray Live!
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Recording from December 7, 2016, live telecast on NBC. Cast includes Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Garrett Clayton, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, and Martin Short. Kenny Leon directs. Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Music by Marc Shaiman. Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. "Good Morning Baltimore," "The Nicest Kids in Town," "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now," "I Can Hear the Bells," "(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs," "Ladies' Choice," "It Takes Two," "Velma's Revenge," "Welcome to the 60's," "Run and Tell That," "Big, Blonde and Beautiful," "(You're) Timeless to Me," "Good Morning Baltimore (Reprise)," "Without Love," "I Know Where I've Been," "(It's) Hairspray," "Cooties," "You Can't Stop the Beat," "Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)."

The Hamilton Mixtape
(Atlantic Records - new album on CD (with explicit lyrics) & CD (clean version) /on mp3 (explicit) & mp3 (clean)/at iTunes)
Music artists putting their own stamp on numbers from and inspired by Hamilton. "No John Trumbull" (Intro, The Roots), "My Shot" (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix] (The Roots), "Wrote My Way Out" (Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc), "Wait For It" (Usher), "An Open Letter" (feat. Shockwave) [Interlude] (Watsky), "Satisfied" (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah, Sia), "Dear Theodosia" (feat. Ben Folds, Regina Spektor), "Valley Forge" (Demo, Lin-Manuel Miranda), "It's Quiet Uptown" (Kelly Clarkson), "That Would Be Enough" (Alicia Keys), "Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)" (K'naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente), "You'll Be Back" (Jimmy Fallon & The Roots), "Helpless" (feat. Ja Rule, Ashanti), "Take A Break" (Interlude, !llmind), "Say Yes To This" (Jill Scott), "Congratulations" (Dessa), "Burn" (Andra Day), "Stay Alive" (Interlude, J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot), "Slavery Battle" (Demo, Lin-Manuel Miranda), "Washingtons By Your Side" (Wiz Khalifa), "History Has Its Eyes On You" (John Legend), "Who Tells Your Story" (feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson, The Roots), "Dear Theodosia" (Reprise, Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights).

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.

Pretty Filthy
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
The Civilians and Michael Friedman. Alan Louis, Luba Mason, Steve Rosen, Marrick Smith, Maria-Christina Oliveras, John Behlmann, Lulu Fall, and Jared Zirilli "Names," "What If I Like It," "Impossible Girls," "Porn Capitalism," "The First Video Stars," "Squirting 101," "Bobby and Becky and Taylor and Dick," "Waiting for Wood," "Porn House," "Fuck the World," "Applesauce," "Beautiful," "Pretty Filthy." Produced by Michael Friedman and Kurt Deutsch; executive produced by Jon Platt. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes. Also at www.sh-k-boom.com.

Twelfth Night & Richard III: Songs from Our Ancestors
(Globe Music - new on CD/digital)
Music from Shakespeare's Globe's hit West End and Broadway productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III. Recorded in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Historical 16th and 17th century masterpieces. Performed by the Musicians of Shakespeare's Globe on a wide array of rare historical instruments, with works by Morley, Holborne, Dowland, Gibbons, Mundy, and others. Arranged by Claire van Kampen and compiled to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Available at ShakespeareGlobe.com.

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. Signed copies are currently available. Available at Kritzerland.com.


BOOKs Now Available:

The Great Comet: The Journey of a New Musical to Broadway
(Sterling - hardcover book w/ CD)
Steven Suskin and Dave Malloy, editors. Foreword by Oskar Eustis. Behind the scenes journey of the new musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, from its inception, to Off-Off Broadway, to Off-Broadway, to its premiere at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway. Profusely illustrated, with an annotated script and a special CD with three songs from the Off-Broadway production and two all-new recordings for the Broadway production featuring Josh Groban with a 25-piece orchestra. 224 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.


MUSIC to be released this Friday

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp - Acoustically Speaking: Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship - Live at Feinstein's / 54
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below in October 2016. "Love Will Stand When All Else Falls," "Lover, You Should've Come Over / Johanna," "The Other Guy (Interlude)," "Open Arms," "Intro: Maybe This Time," "Maybe This Time," "Intro: Memory," "Memory," "Tempted," "Losing My Religion," "The Origin of Love," "Band Intro (Interlude)," "Intro: Falling Slowly," "Falling Slowly," "Don't Give Up," "But Not For Me," "Intro: Happiness," "Happiness," "Intro: Visits To You," "Visits To You," "Without You," "What You Own," "One Song Glory," "Seasons of Love."

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3)
2015 cast from limited run Montreal production. Alan Menken and David Spencer score. Cast includes Ken James Stewart, George Masswohl, Marie-Pierre de Brienne, Adrian Marchuk, Victor A. Young, Howard Jerome, David Coomber, Sam Rosenthal, Michael Rudder, and Kristian Truelsen. The show, first presented at the 1987 American Music Theatre Festival in Philadelphia, has been rewritten from the ground up, with "a handful" of songs remaining from the Philadelphia version, "and most of those altered in shape." "Overture," "The Man You're Gonna Be," "The Somebody Riffs – Riff 1," "The Somebody Riffs – Riff 2," "A Man Without Land -1 ," "Leaving St Urbain Street," "Don't Let Him Worry You - 1," "Hey Boychick," "You Fascinate Me," "One Dollar Betting Limit," "How Could I Not?," "I'm Gonna Buy This Lake," "A Man Without Land - 2," "Art and Commerce," "What a Liar!," "Unfinished Business," "I Like Trains," "Small Reprises, Big Problems," "Act 1 Finale," "Turn It Around – 1," "Turn It Around – 2," "Turn It Around – 3," "Don't Let Him Worry You – 2 / A Man Without Land – 3," "Softie," "Come to Think of It," "The Final Hustle," "A Man Without Land IV," "Welcome Home," "The Man You're Gonna Be (Finale)," "Schnorrer's Day (Bonus Track)." Also at GhostlightRecords.com.

Cabot Cove
(Broadway Records - new EP album on CD/)
Songs by Joel B. New, in the theme of the world of Jessica Fletcher. Performed by Lisa Howard. "The Corpse Danced at Midnight," "Dirge for a Dead Dachshund," "Goodbye, Charlie," "The Dead Must Sing (Gloria)," "Murder in a Minor Key," "Cabot Cove." Produced by Lorenzo Wolff. Orchestrations by Scott Wasserman. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Carmen Cusack Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Carmen Cusack (Bright Star) solo concert debut recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below in August 2016. "Strong is the Heart," "Tell Me She Didn't," "If You Knew My Story," Anything could happen and probably will..., "What Do Ya Say, Jimmy Ray" (with Joe Jung), "I Have You," My first memory of a musical..., "Secret Love," Movies were my window into musicals..., "Past Roles Medley (Think of Me/I Dreamed a Dream/The Wizard and I/Back to Before)," "You Don't Know This Man," I'll let you decide..., "Shane," "Way Back in the Day," You'll remember this..., "Wayfaring Stranger," My time in London..., "Stop," "Lilac Wine," I get quite nostalgic..., "Meadow Lane," Speaking of old friends..., "For Good" (with Katie Rose Clark), It will take you into next week, next month, next year..., "Sun is Gonna Shine Again" (with Edie Brickell), Engraved in my heart..., "At Last," I have to go buy myself a guitar..."," "The Story," Bonus Track: "What Do Ya Say, Jimmy Ray" (with Paul Telfer).

Charles Busch Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below in June 2016. "Star," "Taking a Chance on Love," Tom, The Gay Cruise, Helen Morgan, "Bill," Ya Never Know in Cabaret, "Summer Wind/That Sunday, That Summer," Travel, "Road to Morocco," The Greatest Night, "With So Little to Be Sure Of/Too Many Mornings," Childhood, Aunt Lillian, "What a Lot of Flowers/Hurry, It s Lovely Up Here," "Miriam Passman," Elaine Stritch, "A Parade in Town/Sail Away," "Great Rooms I've Known, "Those Were the Days," Changing My Musical Image, "Rainbow Connection."

Elaine Paige Presents The Musicals Box set - import
(Union Square Music Limited - multi-CD set)
Collection of Paige's favorite songs from musicals, featuring Michael Ball, Il Divo, Michael Crawford, Idina Menzel, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Burke and Elaine Paige herself. 58 of the biggest hits from classic West End productions such as Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, The Bodyguard, Beautiful, and Half a Sixpence. Released previously at Amazon UK.

The Hamilton Mixtape
(Atlantic Records - new album on CD (with explicit lyrics) & CD (clean version) /on mp3 (explicit) & mp3 (clean)/at iTunes)
Music artists putting their own stamp on numbers from and inspired by Hamilton. "No John Trumbull" (Intro, The Roots), "My Shot" (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix] (The Roots), "Wrote My Way Out" (Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc), "Wait For It" (Usher), "An Open Letter" (feat. Shockwave) [Interlude] (Watsky), "Satisfied" (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah, Sia), "Dear Theodosia" (feat. Ben Folds, Regina Spektor), "Valley Forge" (Demo, Lin-Manuel Miranda), "It's Quiet Uptown" (Kelly Clarkson), "That Would Be Enough" (Alicia Keys), "Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)" (K'naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente), "You'll Be Back" (Jimmy Fallon & The Roots), "Helpless" (feat. Ja Rule, Ashanti), "Take A Break" (Interlude, !llmind), "Say Yes To This" (Jill Scott), "Congratulations" (Dessa), "Burn" (Andra Day), "Stay Alive" (Interlude, J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot), "Slavery Battle" (Demo, Lin-Manuel Miranda), "Washingtons By Your Side" (Wiz Khalifa), "History Has Its Eyes On You" (John Legend), "Who Tells Your Story" (feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson, The Roots), "Dear Theodosia" (Reprise, Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights).

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.

Pretty Filthy
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
The Civilians and Michael Friedman. Alan Louis, Luba Mason, Steve Rosen, Marrick Smith, Maria-Christina Oliveras, John Behlmann, Lulu Fall, and Jared Zirilli "Names," "What If I Like It," "Impossible Girls," "Porn Capitalism," "The First Video Stars," "Squirting 101," "Bobby and Becky and Taylor and Dick," "Waiting for Wood," "Porn House," "Fuck the World," "Applesauce," "Beautiful," "Pretty Filthy." Produced by Michael Friedman and Kurt Deutsch; executive produced by Jon Platt. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes. Also at www.sh-k-boom.com.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Falsettos 2016 Broadway cast recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on 2 CDs)
The complete score by William Finn recorded for the first time. Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz, and Betsy Wolfe. Now pre-ordering at Ghostlight Records. Amazon links to come.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Edinburgh's Festival and King's Theatres
(Amerley - Paperback Book/Kindle)
By Jack Gillon. Part of the Through Time series. The King's Theatre, one of Britain’s most opulent touring venues,




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