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SOUND ADVICE WEEKLY RECAP: MUSIC & BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE + UPCOMING RELEASE NEWS
Posted by: T.B._Admin. (SoundAdvice@talkinbroadway.com) 01:46 pm EDT 06/01/21

Some released items were inadvertently left off of last week's recap. They are listed this week, with release dates.

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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CDs Now Available:

ColombeColombe
(Kritzerland - new on 2 CDs)
Music and libretto adaptation by Jean-Michel Damase from the play Madame Colombe by Jean Anouilh and his ballet Piège De Lumière. With companion piece: Damase's ballet, Piège de Lumière, written in 1952 and premiered at the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas in Paris. Remastered rom reel-to-reel tapes of a October 6, 1967, radio broadcast in Paris. The ballet was also taken from reel-to-reel tapes and has also been spruced up. Limited to 500 copies only. To ship by the end of May. At Kritzerland.com.


DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

"So May We Start"
(Milan - digital single)
Single from the soundtrack from upcoming film Annette. Music by Sparks; lyrics by Sparks and Leos Carax. Vocals by Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg and Sparks’ Ron Mael and Russell Mael. Released 5/28/21.


BOOKs Now Available:

50 Women50 Women in Theatre
(Supernova Books - Paperback Book)
Marsha Norman, Daryl Roth Cheryl Robson, editors. Introduction by Dr. Susan Croft. An overview of post-war theatre and 25 exclusive interviews with leading women theatre-makers. 208 pages. Released 5/25/21.

Best American Plays 2018-2019The Best American Short Plays 2018–2019
(Applause Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
John Patrick Bray, editor. List of titles hopefully coming soon. 352 pages.

1910sThe Complete Book of 1910s Broadway Musicals
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Newest in Dan Dietz' series of musicals by the decade. covers all 312 musicals that opened on Broadway during this decade, including The Balkan Princess, The Kiss Waltz, Naughty Marietta, The Firefly, Very Good Eddie, Leave It to Jane, Watch Your Step, See America First, and La-La-Lucille. Dietz places each musical in its historical context, including the women’s suffrage movement and the decade’s defining historical event, World War I. Each entry features: Plot summary; Cast members; Creative team, including writers, lyricists, composers, directors, choreographers, and producers; Opening and closing dates; Number of performances; Critical commentary; Musical numbers and the performers who introduced the songs. Appendixes include a chronology, discography, filmography, Gilbert and Sullivan productions, Princess Theatre musicals, musicals with World War I themes, and published scripts, making this book a comprehensive and significant resource. 622 pages. Released 5/25/21.

DramaDrama
(Phaidon Press - Hardcover Book)
By David Rockwell and Bruce Mau. Sam Lubell, editor. David Rockwell's fascination with theater has long informed his built work, which includes hotels, restaurants, and cultural institutions. Explores the core principles that Rockwell uses to enhance the impact of his architecture, with contributions from experts across the creative world. A new insight into the work of an important contemporary architect and a compelling case for the virtues of interdisciplinary collaboration. 312 pages. Released 5/26/21

FootnotesFootnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way
(Sourcebooks - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible AudioBook)
By Caseen Gaines. The story of New York in the roaring twenties and the very first Broadway show with an all-black cast and creative team to succeed?and the indelible mark on our popular culture. Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle sowed the seeds of the Harlem jazz scene and paved the way for people of color on stage and screen with West Side Story, Black Panther, and Hamilton. 352 pages. Released 5/21/21.


BLU-RAY/DVDs Now Available:

From Here to EternityFrom Here To Eternity
(Liberator Films - new on DVD)
Premiere West End production. Music and lyrics by Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice and book by Bill Oakes. Cast includes Darius Campbell, Robert Lonsdale, Rebecca Thornhill, Siubhan Harrison, and Ryan Sampson. NTSC format (Region 2/PAL format released in 2014). 145 minutes. Released 5/25/21.

Kinky Boots Blu-rayKinky Boots
(Liberator Films - new Blu-ray)
Live recording of the West End production. Score by Cyndi Lauper. Killian Donnelly and Olivier winner Matt Henry as Charlie and Lola, alongside Natalie McQueen, Sean Needham, Cordelia Farnworth, and Antony Reed. Directed by Brett Sullivan, based on Jerry Mitchell's original direction and choreography. 122 minutes. 5/25/21.

Lights of BroadwayLights of Old Broadway
(Kino Lorber - new Blu-ray)
1925 film adaptation of the play The Merry Wives of Gotham by Laurence Eyre. Directed by Monta Bell. Marion Davies, Conrad Nagel. 2K master derived from from the Library of Congress' 2018 35mm preservation of the film, which includes footage colored via three different techniques: two-strip Technicolor, the Handschiegl process, and color tinting. Special Features: audio commentary by film historian Anthony Slide; new orchestral score composed, arranged, and conducted by Robert Israel. 72 minutes. 5/25/21.

The Wind in the WillowsThe Wind in the Willows
(Liberator Films - new on DVD)
West End production of the new musical by Julian Fellowes and George Stiles & Anthony Drewe. Rufus Hound, Simon Lipkin, Craig Mather, Neil McDermott, Denise Welch, and Gary Wilmot. Released 5/25/21.


MUSIC to be released this Friday, May 28:

BittersummerBittersummer: A New Musical
(Broadway Records - new album)
Concept recording of score by Annalise Emerick and The Brother Brothers. Part of the Averno Universe series. Queer stories, queer writers, all-queer characters and cast. Produced by Morgan Smith and Michael J Moritz Jr. Cast includes Janeen Garcia, Jasmine Aurora Thomas, Rachael Chau, Richard Eyler, and Emma Freeman. More information at BroadwayRecords.com.

Judy WexlerJudy Wexler: Back to the Garden
(Jewel City Jazz - new on CD/digital)
Judy Wexler recasts iconic songs of the 1960s as jazz/pop anthems. "Get Together," "Up on the Roof," "American Tune," "Big Yellow Taxi," "The Times They are A'Changin'," "Since You've Asked," "For What It's Worth" (available now), "Everybody's Talkin'," "Forever Young," "Who Knows Where the Times Goes."

Suf/SondA Perfect Little Death: SUF/SOND
(Ghostlight Records - new digital album)
Created by Eleri Ward, melding the sounds of Stephen Sondheim and Sufjan Stevens. "Johanna (Reprise)," "Every Day a Little Death," "Pretty Women," "Children Will Listen," "Loving You," "Finishing the Hat," "Send in the Clowns," "Losing My Mind," "In Buddy's Eyes," "Take Me to the World," "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd," "Being Alive," "Sunday." Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Arrangements by Eleri Ward. GhostlightRecords.com.

Osmond ChapmanOsmond Chapman Orchestra: There's More Where That Came From
(Club44 Records - new on CD)
Debut album of the Osmond Chapman Orchestra, led by vocalist David Osmond and bandleader, producer and saxophonist Caleb Chapman. "The Way You Look Tonight," "Ring of Fire," "There's More Where That Came From," "We Might as Well Fall in Love," "For Once in My Life," "Over the Rainbow," "Smile," "I Need a Real Good Thing," "When I Was Your Man," "Fly Me to the Moon," "You Don't Know Me."


Recordings NEWLY LISTED:

June 18:

StandardAubrey Logan: Standard
(Mwo Records - new on CD/digital)
New album from jazz musician/singer Aubrey Logan. "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Here's that Rainy Day," "Save Your Love for Me," "Largo Al Factotum," "The Way We Were," "The Beat Goes On," "Doxology/Before the Throne of God Above," "Done Pretending," "Louboutins 2.0," "Macarthur Park," "Dreams," "Fascinating Rhythm."

July 23:

Sweet Charity
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
First time on CD reissue of SAGA Records' 1967 London studio cast recording of Cy Coleman/Dorothy Fields score. Mary Preston, June Hunt, Canna Kendall, Valentine Palmer, Craig Hunter, John Parker and David Weldon Williams. Westminster Sinfonia and Theatre Chorus directed by Frank Raymond. This is the only recorded version to feature an additional cut verse in Charity's song "You Should See Yourself." Also included on the CD release is an extended version of the "Rich Man's Frug" which was recorded during the album sessions but went unreleased. Digitally remastered from the original studio master tapes. Limited edition of 500 units only.


Books NEWLY LISTED:

June 15:

Historical DictionaryHistorical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By James Fisher. This second edition covers theatrical practice and practitioners as well as the dramatic literature of the United States of America from 1930 to the present. Includes a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 1.000 cross-referenced entries on plays, playwrights, directors, designers, actors, critics, producers, theaters, and terminology. 1272 pages.

June 30:

Illustrated HistoryAn Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of Robert Leach's 2019 hardcover book. Chronicles the history and development of theatre from the Roman era to the present day, restoring to the foreground of this evolution the contributions of women, gay people, and ethnic minorities, as well as the regional theatres of Wales and Scotland. Highly-illustrated chapters trace the development of theatre through major plays from each period; evaluations of playwrights; contemporary dramatic theory; acting and acting companies; dance and music; the theatre buildings themselves; and the audience, while also highlighting enduring features of British theatre, from comic gags to the use of props. 1534 pages.





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