Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 10/24/17 (updated 10/27/17)

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Earlier recaps:

2017: October 17, 10, 3 | September 26, 19, 12, 5 | August 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | July 25, 18, July 4 & 11 | June 27, 20, 13, 6 | May 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | April 25, 18, 11, 4 | March 28, 21, 14, 7 | February 28, 21, 14, 7 | January 31, 24, 17, 10, 3

2016 | 2015


CDs Now Available:

Angels studio cast recording
(Sera Angels - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Score by Ken Lai and Marcus Cheong. Laura Osnes, Robert Cuccioli, Josh Young, Alan H. Green, and others. New musical arrangements by David Holmes and album producer Rich Fowler. Daniel Thornton provides orchestrations. Vocal arrangements are by Linda Wood. Breanna Hickson was assistant director for the recording. Digital version released 10/18/17. Also at BroadwayRecords.com.

Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki: Dream On
(new on CD/mp3)
New songs and stories written and performed by Anya Turner and Robert Grusecki on their sixth studio album. "Look Up," "Spring Forward," "When I Was a Little Girl," "Caitlyn," "How Do I Look," "Perfect," "Texas 1969," "Talk," "The Name Song," "App," "Shallow Bitch," "Give Me the Shtrength," "Father Flynn," "Sister Andrea," "The Eyes of Youth," "I Love This Town," "What Happens," "Dream On." Recorded by John Kilgore at John Kilgore Sound & Recording NYC. Available at CDBaby.com.

Richard Rodgers Reimagined: Kyle Riabko
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
singer, guitarist, composer and actor Kyle Riabko (Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined) with creative reinterpretations of the music of Richard Rodgers. "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'," "Where Or When," "My Favorite Things," "I Have Dreamed," "The Lady Is A Tramp," "Bewitched," "You’ll Never Walk Alone," "This Nearly Was Mine," "My Funny Valentine," "Some Enchanted Evening," "If I Loved You," "Blue Moon." Produced, arranged and recorded by Kyle Riabko with David Lane Seltzer of Entertainment 360 executive producer. Also at Ghostlight website.

Together Again: Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
(Decca - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"West Side Story Medley," "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "The Prayer," "He Lives In You," "Evermore," "The," "Bring Me Sunshine," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Hero," "Not While I'm Around," "Stranger In Paradise / And This Is My Beloved," "You're The Voice," "New York, New York," "White Christmas." Deluxe version includes bonus tracks and footage plus a set of four photographic prints.


DIGITAL ALBUM Now Available:

More Lullaby Renditions of Songs from Hamilton
(Rockabye Baby Music - digital album)
Follow-up to March 2017 Lullaby Renditions of Songs from Hamilton. "Aaron Burr, Sir," "The Story of Tonight," "Guns and Ships," "Yorktown," "Dear Theodosia," "Non-Stop," "The Room Where It Happens." Released 10/6/17.


BOOKs Now Available:

Death of a Salesman in Beijing (2nd edition)
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
By Arthur Miller. Introduction by Claire Conceison. Tells the story of Arthur Miller's time in China directing Death of a Salesman at the Beijing People's Theatre, with Chinese actors. Second edition is given a contemporary context as the production and process is investigated against the backdrop of twenty-first century China and its theatre, through a new introduction by Claire Conceison, Professor of Theatre Studies at Duke University. Photographs by Inge Morath. 264 pages.

Labour of Love
(Bloomsbury Methuen - new paperback book)
James Graham's play about British politics currently running in a world premiere production at the West End's Noel Coward Theatre, starring Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire. 128 pages.

Must Close Saturday: The Decline and Fall of the British Musical Flop
(Boydell Pr - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Adrian Wright. Chronicle of the commercially unsuccessful British musical of the last half a century, up to 2016. Presents a rolling panorama of the good, the bad and the ugly, reassessing their place in theatrical history. Wright reveals a consistent striving at invention, with subjects including the electric chair, the Holocaust, the Virgin Mary, social inequality and Trade Unionism, sexual problems and murder, as well as biographical treatments of Hollywood stars, French painters, tragic novelists, royalty, and the Rector of Stiffkey. 352 pages.

Queers: Eight Monologues
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Curated by Mark Gatiss. Eight monologues for male and female performers cover major events – such as the Wolfenden Report of 1957, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and the debate over the age of consent – through deeply affecting and personal rites-of-passage stories. Commissioned to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act and broadcast on BBC Four and BBC America. They were also staged at The Old Vic in London. The Man on the Platform by Mark Gatiss, The Perfect Gentleman by Jackie Clune, Safest Spot in Town by Keith Jarrett, Missing Alice by Jon Bradfield, I Miss the War by Matthew Baldwin, More Anger by Brian Fillis, A Grand Day Out by Michael Dennis, Something Borrowed by Gareth McLean. 96 pages.

The Seagull
(Bloomsbury Methuen - Paperback Book)
Chekhov's play adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), to play the Lyric Hammersmith, London in October 2017. 128 pages.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Black Manhattan, Vol. 3
(New World Records - new on CD)Conductor Rick Benjamin revives the work of Scott Joplin's contemporaries Sidney Perrin, Will H. Dixon, C. Luckeyth "Luckey" Roberts and many others, most performed and recorded for the first time, with The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. Highlights include the premiere recording of the original orchestration of "Lift Every Voice and Sing," rescued music by Luckey Roberts, one of the pioneers of the stride piano style, and performances by the award-winning Met Opera soprano Janai Brugger. Also with soprano Andrea Jones, tenor Chauncey Packer, baritone Edward Pleasant, and Paul Draper on banjo. Composers include Eubie Blake, James Bland, Frederick M. Bryan, Augustus L. Davis, Will H. Dixon, J. Leubrie Hill, Al. Johns , James Weldon Johnson & , J. Rosamond Johnson Scott Joplin, J. Turner Layton , Tom Lemonier , Sidney Perrin, C. Luckeyth "Luckey" Roberts , Q. Roscoe Snowden, Clarence Cameron White, Spencer Williams, Clarence Williams, Clarence G. Wilson. 22 tracks. Earlier in the series are Volume 1 (Black Manhattan: Members of Legendary Clef Club) and Black Manhattan Volume 2.

William Tabbert: Younger Than Springtime and Other Rarities
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
Debut on CD of William Tabbert's (South Pacific) "Younger Than Springtime" album, plus bonus tracks from 1959 studio album An Evening with Jerome Kern, holiday single, and selections from Up in Central Park preserved on a V disc in 1945. "Gigi," "Giannina Mia," "Fanny," "Tomorrow ," "Girls Medley: Standing On The Corner / A Fellow Needs A Girl / Old Fashioned Girl / The Girl That I Marry," "Younger Than Springtime," "Tempo D'estate A Venezia," "Autumn Medley: Autumn Leaves / Another Autumn / Tristesse Eternelle ," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "If You Are But A Dream ," "The Song Is You," "All The Things You Are," "I've Told Every Little Star - With Dolores Perry," "You Are Love," "Where Or When," "Santa's On His Way - With The "400" Quartet And Joe Lipman Orchestra [Listen] ," "Ma! My Toys Are Broken - With The "400" Quartet And Joe Lipman Orchestra," "Up In Central Park Medley - Part One," "The Big Back Yard / Close As Pages In A Book," "Up In Central Park Medley - Part Two ," "The Fireman's Bride / When You Walk In The Room / Carousel In The Park." Part of Stage Door's Collector's Series, limited to 500 units. Also at StageDoorRecords.com.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

The Antipodes
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Annie Baker. Debuted at NY Signature Theatre in Spring 2017. 160 pages.

Decades of Modern American Drama: Playwriting from the 1930s to 2009
(Bloomsbury Methuen - Set of Hardcover Books)
Brenda Murphy and Julia Listengarten, editors. comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume provides context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade in analyzed and re-evaluated, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material.

Linda Vista
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
Play by Tracy Letts. Debuted in Chicago in Spring 2017.

Network: based on the Paddy Chayefsky film
(Faber & Faber - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
New play by Lee Hall, based on the screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky. Play to debut at the National Theatre in November 2017, featuring Bryan Cranston. 96 pages.

Queers: Eight Monologues
(Nick Hern Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Curated by Mark Gatiss. Eight monologues for male and female performers cover major events – such as the Wolfenden Report of 1957, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and the debate over the age of consent – through deeply affecting and personal rites-of-passage stories. Commissioned to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act and broadcast on BBC Four and BBC America. They were also staged at The Old Vic in London. The Man on the Platform by Mark Gatiss, The Perfect Gentleman by Jackie Clune, Safest Spot in Town by Keith Jarrett, Missing Alice by Jon Bradfield, I Miss the War by Matthew Baldwin, More Anger by Brian Fillis, A Grand Day Out by Michael Dennis, Something Borrowed by Gareth McLean. 96 pages.

Spy of the First Person
(Knopf - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)

Final book by the late Sam Shepard. Fictional story of an unnamed narrator who retraces his life as he undergoes treatment for a medical condition that renders him dependent on his loved ones. 96 pages.

Staging British South Asian Culture: Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
Author Jerri Daboo reconsiders the centrality of Bollywood and bhangra to theatre made for or about British South Asian communities. 192 pages.

A Taste of Broadway: Food in Musical Theater
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Jennifer Packard. Looks at popular musical theater shows to examine which foods are used, how they are used, why they are important, and how the food or usage relates to the broader world. Included are recipes for many of the foods that are significant in the shows discussed. 214 pages.

Theatre Management: Arts Leadership for the 21st Century
(Palgrave - Paperback Book)
By Anthony Rhine. Overview of the processes involved in developing and managing a theatre in the 21st century. Chapters apply theory to real life situations. 254 pages.

When I Grow Up
(Scholastic Inc - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Tim Minchin, illustrated by Steve Antony, inspired by Minchin's song from Matilda the musical. Ages 3-5 years. 32 pages.





Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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