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    Hairspray

    • Play: Hairspray
    Hairspray: Original Broadway Cast Recording is the cast album for the 2002 musical Hairspray. The show is an adaptation of the 1988 film of the same name. It features performances from the show's cast, which includes Harvey Fierstein, Linda Hart, Dick Latessa, Kerry Butler, Clarke Thorell, Mary Bond Davis, Laura Bell Bundy, Matthew Morrison, Corey Reynolds, and Marissa Jaret Winokur as the lead character of Tracy Turnblad. The cast recording contains seventeen songs from the musical, with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman. The book for the musical is by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell. Hairspray's music is written and performed to conform to the story's 1962 setting, with influences spanning the genres of doo-wop, rock and roll, soul, and pop. Sony released the recording on August 13, 2002 (ASIN: B00006AALQ). All songs written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. *Cut song, but it is included as a hidden song, playing after "You Can't Stop the Beat'' During the recording process and development of the show, many lyrics were switched around, parts added and/or cut, as the play was finalized after this soundtrack was recorded. Some songs in the stage show now differ
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    Annie Get Your Gun (1946 Original Broadway Cast)

    • Play: Annie Get Your Gun
    Annie Get Your Gun is a soundtrack album, released by Decca Records in 1946, featuring the original cast of the Broadway musical of the same name. The principal stars were Ethel Merman and Ray Middleton. The album was added to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.
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    Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner

    Wilhelm Richard Wagner ( /ˈvɑːɡnər/; German pronunciation: [ˈʁiçaʁt ˈvaːɡnɐ]; 22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and polemicist primarily known for his operas (or "music dramas", as he later called them). Wagner's compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their complex texture, rich harmonies and orchestration, and the elaborate use of leitmotifs: musical themes associated with individual characters, places, ideas or plot elements. Unlike most other opera composers, Wagner wrote both the music and libretto for every one of his stage works. Perhaps the two best-known extracts from his works are the Ride of the Valkyries from the opera Die Walküre, and the Wedding March (Bridal Chorus) from the opera Lohengrin. Initially establishing his reputation as a composer of works such as The Flying Dutchman and Tannhäuser, which were broadly in the romantic vein of Weber and Meyerbeer, Wagner transformed operatic thought through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk ("total work of art"). This would achieve the synthesis of all the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts and was announced in a series of essays between
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    The Black Rider

    • Play: The Black Rider
    The Black Rider is an album by Tom Waits, released in 1993 on Island Records, featuring studio versions of songs Waits wrote for the play The Black Rider, directed by Robert Wilson and co-written by William S. Burroughs. The play is based on the German folktale Der Freischütz, which had previously been made into an opera by Carl Maria von Weber. The play premiered on March 31, 1990, at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Germany. Its world English-language premiere occurred in 1998 at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival. Waits's would later collaborate with Wilson on the plays Alice (1992) and Woyzeck (2000), the music to which were released on the albums Alice and Blood Money, respectively. All songs written by Tom Waits, except where noted. Recorded in 1989 by Gerd Bessler at his Music Factory in Hamburg, Germany (2, 3, 6–9, 14–16, 19, 20), and in 1993 by Tchad Blake at the Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, California (1, 4, 5, 10–13, 17, 18). Musical Director Greg Cohen. All songs mixed by Biff Dawes At Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood, CA. Hans-Jörn Brandenburg, Volker Hemken, Henning Stoll, Christoph Moinian, Dieter Fischer, Jo Bauer, Frank Wulff, and Stefan Schäfer
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    Rent

    • Play: Rent
    Rent (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is an album of music from the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent. It is produced by DreamWorks with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. The album is a 2-disc (in its CD format) collection of every song from the musical; some small segments of narration and spoken dialogue from the play are not included in the recording. The collection ends with a studio-recorded rearrangement of the song "Seasons of Love" featuring Stevie Wonder. The album was recorded by the original Broadway cast of RENT and was released on August 27, 1996. A second one-disc album was released in 1999 containing highlights from the original cast album. Disc One: Disc Two:
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    Striking 12: The New Groovelily Musical

    • Play: Striking 12
    Striking 12 is the music group GrooveLily's off-Broadway holiday musical, based in part on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl". The cast recording was released in 2004 by PS Classics.
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    American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording

    • Play: American Idiot
    American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording is an album by the cast of American Idiot and Green Day. In September 2009, American Idiot began its run in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California. After two extensions, it was transferred to the St. James Theatre on Broadway. The first single from the album, "21 Guns" was released on December 3, 2009. The album also includes "When It's Time", a previously unreleased song written by Billie Joe Armstrong. Two versions of it appear on the album, one by The Cast and one by Green Day. It was originally released on mtv.com on April 13, 2010 and was released on CD on April 20, 2010. A vinyl version of the album was released on July 13, 2010. The album debuted at number 43 on the Billboard 200, becoming one of the highest-charting musical soundtracks. It has sold 40,000 copies as of August, 2010. The album won "Best Musical Show Album" at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. Shortly after the album's release, another album featuring 13 songs from the album was released as American Idiot: Selections from the Original Broadway Cast Recording. All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, except where noted, all music composed by Armstrong,
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    Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

    • Play: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
    Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is a musical written by novelist Stephen King with original music written by rock musician John Mellencamp that debuted at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia on April 4, 2012. A three-CD studio album of the production and its music will be released by Hear Music in the spring of 2013. The project was first announced by Billboard in 2000. At that time, the title was Mississippi Ghost Brothers. According to King, Mellencamp conceived the plot. In August 2001, it was reported by the Associated Press that the musical would be finished by February 2002. In 2005, Mellencamp said in an interview, "He's got a hundred pages of dialogue, and I've got 15 songs. We have to figure how to cut it all down. We're having our first run-through in New York with actors and actresses to see what the hell it looks like." In November 2010, Mellencamp provided this update of the musical's progress to the Chicago Tribune: The musical will begin previews at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, beginning on April 4, 2012, playing until May 13, 2012. Opening night is April 11, 2012. The musical will be directed by Alliance Theatre Artistic Director Susan V. Booth,
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    Romeo & Julia

    • Play: Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo & Julia is the official soundtrack for Terminaator's musical "Romeo & Julia" (Romeo and Juliet), made for Eesti Nuku- ja Noorsooteater (Estonian Puppet and Youth Theatre). Unlike the soundtrack for "Risk", this one wasn't released under the name of Terminaator. Later, a new song was written for Hele Kõre and Kristjan Kasearu, titled "Romeo ja Julia". It was written for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 and was also added in the play and released as a single, but it's absent from the earlier released soundtrack. Andres Dvinjaninov (1, 15) Rasmus Erismaa (1, 3, 6, 8, 15) Jelena Juzvik (15) Harmo Kallaste (13) Kristjan Kasearu (1, 3, 6) Henno Kelp (13) Jaagup Kreem (13) Hele Kõre (2, 15) Elmar Liitmaa (13, 14) Anneli Pilpak (8, 15) Mart-Rasmus Puur (8, 15) Kristo Rajasaare (8) Taavi Tõnisson (1, 3, 6, 15) Kaire Vilgats (1, 2, 3, 5, 6) Taavi Üprus (8) 2006: Pilveräbalad 2006: Siis, kui maailm magab veel 2006: Head ööd
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    Show Boat

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    Show Boat (1959 studio cast album) is a studio recording of the 1927 musical Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. The album was recorded in the summer of 1959 at the No.1 studio, Abbey Road, London, and issued by the 'His Master's Voice' label, a subsidiary of EMI, which was run at this time by Norman Newell. It features a cast that was formed for this recording only; this cast did not perform the show live in any theatre production. The album features the debut recordings made by Shirley Bassey for EMI, here she performs two songs in the role of Julie LaVerne. Previously she had successfully recorded at Philips Records but in 1959 her partner and manager Kenneth Hume arranged a contract with EMI/Columbia. These are also her first recordings made and released in stereo. The album also features the actress Dora Bryan, who appeared in films from the mid 1950s. She was later frequently seen on British television, most recently in the BBC series Last of the Summer Wine. The album was originally issued in two formats, a long-playing album in mono and stereo and as a two EP set, which featured highlights from the recording. A CD release was issued in mono by the Australian
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    After the Ball

    • Play: Lady Windermere's Fan
    After the Ball is an album by American folk musician John Fahey, released in 1973. It was his second and last recording on the Reprise label and like its predecessor, Of Rivers and Religion, it sold poorly. Following in the same mold as Fahey's debut with Reprise, Of Rivers and Religion, accompanists were used on most of the material. Denny Bruce was once again co-producer and many of the musicians were the same. Jack Feierman again wrote the ensemble arrangements. Like Of Rivers and Religion, the Dixieland-style jazz danceband numbers were unlike anything else Fahey had done before. Following the fulfillment of the two-album contract and lackluster sales, Fahey was released from Reprise and went back to recording for his own Takoma label. Speaking of both Of Rivers and Religion and After the Ball in a 1998 interview for The Wire, Fahey recalled, "I don't understand why they got bad reviews. It's like every time I wanted to do something other than play guitar I got castigated." "Bucktown Stomp" is an adaptation of "Smoketown Strut" by blues guitar player Sylvester Weaver. The version of "Candy Man" here is based on the Reverend Gary Davis' version. The title song "After the Ball"
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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch Original Cast Album

    • Play: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2001 American musical film based on the stage musical of the same title about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by an East German transsexual singer. Hedwig is portrayed by John Cameron Mitchell, and the music and lyrics are by Stephen Trask. The musical has gathered a devoted cult following similar to that of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The cast recording was released in 1999, featuring the original cast performing all the tracks written for the stage musical: Hedwig's songs were recorded by John Cameron Mitchell (lead vocals), Stephen Trask, Miriam Shor, Bob Mould (of Hüsker Dü), Ted Liscinski, Perry L. James, Alexis Fleisig, and Eli Janney; Tommy Gnosis' songs were recorded by Stephen Trask (lead vocals), Miriam Shor, Bob Mould, Ted Liscinski, Perry L. James, Scott McCloud, Eli Janney, Alexis Fleisig, and Johnny Temple. Most of these songs were covered by major artist in the charity album Wig in a Box. Tear Me Down is a song from the off-Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch and subsequent film. It was composed by Stephen Trask, and performed by the characters Hedwig (John Cameron Mitchell) and Yitzhak (Miriam Shor). It is the show's
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    Annie Get Your Gun (1999 Broadway Revival Cast)

    • Play: Annie Get Your Gun
    Annie Get Your Gun was an album, released on February 11, 1963 by Columbia Records, starring Doris Day and Robert Goulet. It consisted of songs from the musical of the same name. It was issued on the Columbia Masterworks label as both a monaural LP album (catalog number OL-5960) and a stereophonic LP album (catalog number OS-2360). The album has been reissued on CD by DRG (catalog number 19112). The album was one of a number of albums produced by Columbia using a format similar to an original cast album of a musical play, but starring vocalists under contract to the company. Other albums in the same series included a John Raitt/Barbara Cook album of Show Boat (released 1962), a John Raitt/Florence Henderson/Phyllis Newman album of Oklahoma! (released 1964), and a Barbara Cook/Theodore Bikel album of The King and I (also released 1964). In this case, Doris Day and Robert Goulet were both major Columbia stars, and this was probably the most important album in this series. At the time, Day was at the peak of her movie career and could not spare the time to go to the East Coast, where most of the production of this album took place. So she recorded her tracks at Columbia Records' Los
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    Gambler

    • Play: Gambler
    Gambler was a musical staged in Germany written by Eric Woolfson. It features several of his most popular singles from his earlier writing with The Alan Parsons Project. The plot involves a young man entering the Peking Palace Casino and becoming a serious gambler in order to win the affection of a showgirl there, both of whom are being manipulated by the casino boss. A cast recording CD was released in 1997. It is currently out of print, but is available as a digital download from the Gambler - the musical site. All songs written by Eric Woolfson
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    Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida

    • Play: Aida
    Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is a 1999 concept album that contains songs from, but predates the main production of, the 2000 musical Aida. With music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, the album features Elton John performing the songs along with pop stars Sting, LeAnn Rimes, Tina Turner, Angelique Kidjo, Spice Girls, Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men, Shania Twain, Lenny Kravitz, James Taylor, Lulu, Kelly Price, and Dru Hill. Additionally, two tracks, "A Step Too Far" and "Elaborate Lives", feature the voices of Aida cast-members-to-be Heather Headley and Sherie Rene Scott. The album was certified Gold on 26 April 1999 by the RIAA. "Written in the Stars" would be released as a single and would reach #29 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The single would be certified Gold on 27 April 1999 by the RIAA. "The Messenger" makes its only appearance here, as it would be cut from the Broadway production and consequently left off the cast album. This record is sometimes known as the "Concept Album" for Aida, both because it came before the production and to distinguish it from the 2000 release of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida: Original Broadway Cast Recording,
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    Mamma Mia! (1999 original London cast)

    • Play: Mamma Mia!
    Mamma Mia! Original Cast Recording is the original cast album for the 1999 English stage musical Mamma Mia!. The album was released in 1999 and it reached No.56 in the UK album chart, with 2 weeks on the chart. Mamma Mia! reinvigorated the popularity of ABBA (the film soundtrack was the best selling album of the week and several songs made the top #75 in the UK singles chart). The re-interest in the 1999 Studio Cast album caused it to reach #12 in the UK Album Chart, having charted at #16 a week earlier. It features performances by the musical's cast including Lisa Stokke, Siobhan McCarthy and Hilton McRae. The album was produced by the two male members of ABBA, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus The album featured a number of ABBA's best known songs, including the title track, "Dancing Queen", "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" and "Thank You for the Music". The album was re-released in 2004, five years after its initial release. The new edition contained the original 24 tracks as well as a few bonus tracks: a new version of "Dancing Queen", a re-recorded "Mamma Mia" and a new version of a track missed off the 1999 release, "Waterloo". Bonus tracks
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    Our House: the Best of Madness

    • Play: Our House
    Our House: the Original Songs is a greatest hits album by a British pop band Madness, released in 2002. It was released as a result of the stage show "Our House", and comprises the tracks which were included in the musical. The album features two new songs, "Simple Equation" and "Sarah's Song". Photography by Rob Schreuder.
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    Grease: The New Broadway Cast Recording

    • Play: Grease
    Grease: The New Broadway Cast Recording is the cast album for the 2007 Broadway production of the hit musical, Grease. The show, directed by Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall, is currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City. This recording features performances from the cast of Grease including Jenny Powers, Matthew Saldivar, and Grease: You're the One That I Want winners, Laura Osnes and Max Crumm as Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko, respectively. *New songs in musical (Featured in the Grease film)
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    Hair (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording)

    • Play: Hair
    Hair is the cast recording of the original, Off-Broadway cast of the musical Hair. It was released in 1967 on the RCA label. Hair premiered Off-Broadway at the Public Theatre on October 17, 1967, and the cast album was recorded two weeks later. The lead roles were played by Walker Daniels as Claude, Gerome Ragni as Berger, Jill O'Hara as Sheila, Steve Dean as Woof, Arnold Wilkerson as Hud, Sally Eaton as Jeanie and Shelley Plimpton as Crissy. In the Off-Broadway version of Hair, the lead role of Claude had been written as a space alien who aspires to be a cinematic director. This was changed for the Broadway production. This Off-Broadway recording includes the songs "Exanaplanetooch" and "Climax," which were cut from the Broadway production. The reviewer for Allmusic.com criticized Ragni's and Eaton's vocals but praised Plimpton. When it was released on cd as a bonus disc to the Broadway album, it also included an interview with composer Galt McDermot. Music by Galt MacDermot and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado:
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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • Play: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a recording of music written by Dennis DeYoung for his musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The musical was performed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville to some very positive reviews. This recording was commercially released directly by DeYoung and is an early version of the score, with DeYoung performing all of the male parts and his sister-in-law Dawn Marie performing the female parts. Several songs are related to Styx and solo DeYoung releases. "Beneath the Moon" is a re-worked version of the song by the same name from DeYoung's 1988 Boomchild album. "Paradise" was later lyrically altered and re-recorded by Styx and released as a studio track on Styx's Return to Paradise double live album. In addition, "While There's Still Time" was likewise re-recorded and included on Styx's Brave New World album. All songs written by Dennis DeYoung All music performed and arranged by Dennis DeYoung and Ed Tossing Lead vocals by Dennis DeYoung and Dawn Marie Backing vocals by Suzanne DeYoung, CarieeAnn DeYoung, Gary Loizzo, and Forbes Candlish
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    Evita

    Evita is a concept album released in 1976 and produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Having successfully launched their previous show, Jesus Christ Superstar, on record in 1970, Lloyd Webber and Rice returned to the format for Evita. The album was recorded at Olympic Studios in London from April to September 1976. Elements of the original plotline on this album were removed before the show was staged in London in 1978. Rice had included details about the character of "Che" attempting to market an insecticide, most significantly in the song "The Lady's Got Potential". The track was cut from score and a new song written to include the key plotline of Peron's rise to power: "The Art of the Possible". The libretto and synopsis record "Part One" as ending after the balcony scene following "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" and "Part Two" beginning with "High Flying, Adored". On both the original LP and subsequent compact disc releases, though, the recording is split such that the balcony scene begins the second half. This split point was retained for the London stage production. As well as producing the album, Lloyd Webber and Rice also performed on the recording. Rice's principal
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    Baptism

    • Play: Baptism
    Baptism (full title Krst pod Triglavom - Baptism Below Triglav) was the third album by Laibach. It is the soundtrack to the Neue Slowenische Kunst production of the same name. All music and lyrics by Laibach, except where noted. The 2LP version (released as a box with the two records, an LP-sized booklet and two posters) has the following tracks: 819-822: 1095-1270: 1961-1982: 1983-1987: The CD version has the same songs (except "Hostnik", which is only on the 2LP), but with slightly different track divisions:
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    13

    • Play: 13
    13 (Original Broadway Cast Recording) contains the songs from the American musical 13, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. It was recorded by the musical's Original Broadway Cast and released on September 30, 2008. 13 (Original London Cast Recording) Directed by Jason Robert Brown and recorded at Sphere Studios Battersea on 27th August 2012. Release date to be advised. The Original Broadway Cast Album was recorded during previews, but does not include the song "Good Enough". In the earlier stages, the show had an intermission which the show ran a full two hours. "Here I Come" was the Act I finale, and "Opportunity" picked up Act II. The show was later revised into one continuous act. A two-disc Deluxe Edition version of the soundtrack was released a year later from standard version's release. The two-disc soundtrack features the original soundtrack and a karaoke disc with 11 karaoke songs of 9 songs. It also included 2 Jason Robert Brown demos, newly recorded versions of "Opportunity" and "Being a Geek" featuring Elizabeth Gillies and Graham Phillips, and the cut Original Broadway versions of "Opportunity" and "Here I Come". The
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    Canticle of the Plains

    • Play: Canticle of the Plains
    Canticle of the Plains is a musical written by songwriters Rich Mullins, Mitch McVicker, and Beaker which is based on the life of St. Francis of Assisi. The story centers on a character named Frank, a nineteenth century cowboy, and his travels through the Midwest after returning home from fighting in the Civil War. Frank then meets Buzz, a former slave, in a burned out church in Lawrence, Kansas and Ivory, in a saloon. Frank also runs into a childhood friend in the saloon, named Clare. Frank, Buzz and Ivory set out in search of the imaginary land of Dineh Bekeya. In 1996, a soundtrack album was recorded, featuring Mitch McVicker as Frank, Leigh Bingham Nash from Sixpence None the Richer as Clare, Kevin Max as Ivory and Michael Tait as Buzz. By 1997, the musical had been performed in its draft form at a variety of locations including The Cornerstone Festival. At the time of his death, Mullins was in production for the official world première. He had asked Kevin Brocksieck and Nicole Capri (of Tapestry Performing Arts) to rewrite the script and produce the show, set to première October 11 with McVicker in the leading role of Frank. After his death, Mullins' board and family asked
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    Jersey Boys: Original Broadway Cast Recording

    • Play: Jersey Boys
    Jersey Boys: Original Broadway Cast Recording is the Grammy-winning cast album for the Broadway musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The album was produced by original Four Season, Bob Gaudio. Principal vocals include Christian Hoff as "Tommy DeVito," Daniel Reichard as "Bob Gaudio," J. Robert Spencer as "Nick Massi" and John Lloyd Young as lead-singer "Frankie Valli." It was released November 1, 2005 by Rhino Entertainment and reached number eighty-five on the Billboard 200. In February 2008, the album was certified Gold, having sold more than 500,000 copies in the US. Jersey Boys won four 2006 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Actor (John Lloyd Young), Best Featured Actor (Christian Hoff) and Best Lighting (Howell Binkley).
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    Jesus Christ Superstar

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    Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The album musical is a musical dramatisation of the last week of the life of Jesus Christ, beginning with his entry into Jerusalem and ending with the Crucifixion. It was originally banned by the BBC on grounds of being "sacrilegious." The album's story is based in large part on the Synoptic Gospels and Fulton J. Sheen's Life of Christ, which compares and calibrates all four Gospels. However, greater emphasis is placed on the interpersonal relationships of the major characters, in particular, Jesus, Judas and Mary Magdalene, relationships that are not described in depth in the Gospels. The album reached #1 on the Billboard chart in 1971 and served as a launching pad for numerous stage productions on Broadway and in the West End. The original 1970 boxed-set issue of this 2-record set was packaged in the U.S. with a special thin brown cardboard outer box which contained the 2 vinyl records and a 28-page libretto. It is also the sixth most successful album of all time in Norway, peaking at #3 and staying on the charts for 87 weeks. All compositions written by Tim Rice (lyrics and book) and Andrew Lloyd
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    Pal Joey

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    Pal Joey is an album by American pianist Kenny Drew recorded in 1957 and released on Riverside Records in 1959. The trio plays here pieces from the musical of the same name and other works composed by Rodgers and Hart. The album was first reissued on CD only in 1996 in the US, and in 2006 in Japan. Both editions are currently out of print. All pieces by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
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    The Blue Room

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    The Blue Room (fully titled: Music from Solocat Productions' The Blue Room by David Hare) is a soundtrack album from Arthur Loves Plastic and was released in 2010. The soundtrack includes the eleven Arthur Loves Plastic tracks which feature in the Solocat Productions Los Angeles premiere of David Hare's play The Blue Room. All songs written and composed by Bev Stanton.
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    Eneide di Krypton

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    Eneide di Krypton is a 6 tracks record from Italian rock band Litfiba released at their very beginning in 1983. Despite its 40 minutes length, it is considered as an EP, while Desaparecido (1985) is credited as the first album.
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    Jesus Christ Superstar

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    Jesus Christ Superstar or Jesus Christ Superstar – Original Australian Cast Recording is an album released in late 1972 on MCA Records. Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera created by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1970. The earliest Australian version was staged from May 1972 to February 1974. This album features Trevor White (as Jesus), Jon English (as Judas) and Michele Fawdon (as Mary Magdalene). Together with other cast members they performed vocals for a studio recording. It was produced by Patrick Flynn, the show's musical director and a conductor for Opera Australia. The album peaked at No. 17 on the Go-Set Albums Chart in June 1973, while it reached No. 13 on the Kent Music Report and remained on its charts for 54 weeks. It appeared in the top 100 on the 1974 End of Year Albums Chart. In May 1973, the album was awarded a gold record for sales worth $50,000. This stage production and resultant album featured a number of notable Australian musicians. Jon English became a popular entertainer both as an actor and singer. Fellow cast members, Mike Wade on guitar and Greg Henson on drums, were part of English's backing band. Stevie Wright (as Simon Zealotes) was a former
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    Godspell

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    Godspell (1971 Off-Broadway Cast) is the original cast recording of the Cherry Lane Theatre production of Godspell. It produced a radio hit in the summer of 1972 with "Day By Day" with Robin Lamont on the lead vocal. Music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz except as indicated. Album Day by Day
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    Monkey - Journey to the West

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    Journey to the West is the soundtrack to the stage musical Monkey: Journey to the West and is composed by English musician Damon Albarn (of Blur and Gorillaz fame) with the UK Chinese Ensemble, the soundtrack itself is only based upon, but not a direct recording of the musical. The album was released as a download, CD, and double vinyl LP in the United Kingdom on 18 August 2008 by XL Recordings. In the United States, the album was released a day later as a download, while a CD was released on 23 September 2008. Damon Albarn made a point in an interview with Gorillaz-Unofficial that the Monkey project was supposed to be "Gorillaz, really. But we can’t call it that for legal reasons". Speaking of his decision to compose music for an opera, Albarn noted that, "This is composition, not songwriting, of course, I was aprehensive at first. But people who come from my normal discipline don't tend to go far enough. We want to bring more flavour to people's lives. And demystify opera to a degree, destroy its elitist angle. Then for people who do like opera, open them up to new forms of music, too. We want to bring a big cornerstone of Chinese culture and present it to the West. If we can do
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    Tell Me on a Sunday (1980 London TV cast)

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    Tell Me on a Sunday was the first solo album released by Marti Webb. All tracks were written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black and told the story of an English girl who has emigrated to the United States and embarks on a succession of romances. The music later formed the first half of a stage show called Song and Dance, in which Webb also starred. As well as composing the piece, Lloyd Webber also arranged and produced the album. Released in 1980, having been recorded in the latter part of 1979, it was one of his first pieces of work to be published by his own Really Useful Company, which he had formed three years earlier. The musicians were mainly those that had been involved with the Variations. American musical theatre actress Elaine Stritch performed a cameo role as an answering service attendee on the track "Capped Teeth and Caesar Salad". The first single to be released, "Take That Look Off Your Face" reached No.3 in the UK chart in February 1980, while the title track was a minor hit some months later. The album itself was one of the biggest selling albums of the year, when it reached No.2, spending 23 weeks on the chart - 8 of them in the top 10. The album was re-issued
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    Tommy

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    Tommy is the fourth album by English rock band The Who, released by Track Records and Polydor Records in the United Kingdom and Decca Records/MCA in the United States. A double album telling a loose story about a "deaf, dumb and blind boy" who becomes the leader of a messianic movement, Tommy was the first musical work to be billed overtly as a rock opera. Released in 1969, the album was mostly composed by Pete Townshend. In 1998 it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for "historical, artistic and significant value". It has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. British Army Captain Walker is reported missing and is believed dead. His widow, Mrs. Walker, gives birth to their son, Tommy. Years later, Captain Walker returns home and discovers that his wife has found a new lover. Captain Walker confronts the two and the lover is subsequently killed in the struggle. To cover up the incident, Tommy's parents tell him that he didn't see or hear it, and that he will never tell anyone about the incident. Traumatised, Tommy subsequently becomes blind, deaf, and mute. Now in a semi-catatonic state, Tommy's subconscious manifests as a figure dressed in silvery robes who guides him on a
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    We Will Rock You

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    This recording was made over two nights to become the first audio release of the musical. A couple of tracks are actual Queen sound recordings, notably One Vision (the intro) and Ogre Battle. This recording does not however include all songs performed in the musical. Songs that are absent include: Bicycle Race, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Death On Two Legs, Fat Bottomed Girls and further versions of Headlong (a reprise) and We Are The Champions. Lead vocals sung by Pop (Nigel Planer), Khashoggi (Alexander Hanson), Gallileo (Tony Vincent), Scaramouche (Hannah Jane Fox), Killer Queen (Sharon D. Clarke), Britney (Nigel Clauzel), Meat (Kerry Ellis) Music performed by Mike Dixon (piano), Andy Smith (keyboards), Spike Edney (keyboards), Jeff Leach (keyboards / synthesisers), Laurie Wisefield (guitar), Alan Darby (guitar), Neil Murray (bass), Tony Bourke (drums), Julian Poole (percussion) Lyrics written by Ben Elton, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor Produced by Justin Shirley Smith and Brian May Recorded live at the Dominion Theatre, London, 12 and 13 July 2002 Mixed by Justin Shirley Smith and Joshua J. Macrae at Allerton Hill and Cosford Mill
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    Xanadu

    Xanadu is the soundtrack of the 1980 musical film of the same name, featuring the Australian singer Olivia Newton-John and the British group Electric Light Orchestra. The original LP release featured on side one the songs of Newton-John, and on side two the songs of ELO. Although the film was a critical and commercial disappointment, the soundtrack was a worldwide success and received positive reviews from music critics. The hit singles "Magic" and "Xanadu", peaked at #1 in the United States and United Kingdom, respectively. The soundtrack featured songs on side one by the film's star, Olivia Newton-John, written by her long-time producer, John Farrar. The songs on side two were written and performed by the ELO. The title track which closed side two featured Newton-John as lead vocalist. The Newton-John side also featured Cliff Richard, The Tubes and Gene Kelly.
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    Macbeth

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    Macbeth is a Laibach album released in 1990. Like Baptism it is the soundtrack to a play, this time Shakespeare's Macbeth. The music was originally written for a staging of Macbeth by Wilfried Minks at Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, Germany, in 1987. Laibach as a band were also included in the staging.
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    West Side Story

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    West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast) is the 1957 recording of a Broadway production of the musical West Side Story. Recorded 3 days after the show opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, the recording was released in October 1957 in both mono and stereo formats. In 1962, the album reached #5 on Billboard's "Pop Album" chart. It certified "gold" by the RIAA on January 12, 1962. The album was reissued in 1973 and made its first appearance on CD in 1986. A 1997 remastered edition includes nine additional tracks of Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic through symphonic versions of the songs at the Manhattan Center on March 6, 1961. It was recorded at the CBS 30th Street Studio in New York City. All tracks by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.
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    Disney's The Little Mermaid

    Disney's The Little Mermaid

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    Disney's The Little Mermaid: Original Broadway Cast Recording is the cast album for the 2008 musical The Little Mermaid. The show is an adaptation of the 1989 film of the same name. It features performances from the show's cast, which includes Tituss Burgess, Sherie Rene Scott, Norm Lewis, Eddie Korbich, and newcomer Sierra Boggess as Ariel, the little mermaid. The cast recording contains twenty-nine songs from the musical, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater. Much of the music is from the original film along with scores and 10 new songs by Menken and Slater. Disney released the cast recording on February 26, 2008. Producers
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    I Can Get It For You Wholesale

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    I Can Get It for You Wholesale: Original Broadway Cast Recording contains the songs from the Broadway musical "I Can Get It for You Wholesale", with music and lyrics by Harold Rome. The album contains Barbra Streisand's show-stopping solo "Miss Marmelstein", which became the most memorable song of the show. Barbra Streisand vocals are featured in the songs "I'm Not A Well Man", "Ballard Of The Garment Trade", "Miss Marmelstein" and "What Are They Doing To Us Now?". This album marks Barbra's first professional recording and Columbia Records appearance.[1] Goddard Lieberson, who produced the album, signed Streisand to a contract, and her first solo album The Barbra Streisand Album was released two months after I Can Get It for You Wholesale closed. Barbra remembers in Just For The Record: "My first audition for the show was on the morning after Thanksgiving in 1961. Since the action took place in the 1930s, I showed up in a '30s fur coat that I'd bought in a thrift shop for $10. I sang three songs, including my new standby "A Sleepin' Bee." They asked me to come back and gave me "Miss Marmelstein" to learn for my second audition a few hours later." All songs written by Harold
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    How Glory Goes

    How Glory Goes is the second album from Audra McDonald, released in 2000. Unlike her debut album Way Back to Paradise, which featured songs from younger composers, this album contains a mixture of new and old songs, mostly from musical theatre. Five of the songs were written by Harold Arlen, and two by Adam Guettel, including the title track. Source: Playbill.com
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    Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death

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    Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death is a 1971 album by Melvin Van Peebles, featuring mostly spoken word poetry over music written by Van Peebles. Some of its material was used in later projects, such as Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and the stage musical with the same title, Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death. Note that this is an album of original material, not to be confused with the soundtrack LP released for the musical itself.
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    Closer to Heaven

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    Closer to Heaven is an album of songs from the Pet Shop Boys 2001 stage musical Closer to Heaven. The songs feature the original London production cast and production credits go to Pet Shop Boys and Stephen Hague. Guest musicians
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    Wicked

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    Wicked is a cast recording containing the majority of the songs from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Wicked, with music and lyrics by composer Stephen Schwartz and a book by writer Winnie Holzman. Released on December 16, 2003 by Decca Broadway both in physical and digital releases. The former contains a foreword and a short synopsis, provided by Gregory Maguire, who wrote the 1995 novel on which the musical is based, in addition to lyrics to those songs included. Composer and lyricist of Wicked, Stephen Schwartz, produced the album aided by Frank Filipetti, Jill Dell'Abate, Jason Spears, Justin Shturtz, Jason Stasium and Ted Jensen. The original cast album of Wicked was recorded on November 10, 2003, with the full cast and orchestra, at then-Right Track Studios and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City. The cast recording has received positive reviews and has received substantial commercial success. It received the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2005 and although initially peaking at number 125 on the Billboard 200 in 2003, has since reached the new peak of 77 in 2011. The album was certified platinum on November 30, 2006 by the RIAA, but has since
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    Blái Hnötturinn

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    Blái hnötturinn is an album by the Icelandic group múm. It is a soundtrack composed for the children's play Blái hnötturinn (The Blue Planet) by Andri Snær Magnason. All profits revert to the Red Cross.
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