My Year in Show Music

A couple years ago I realized that shuffle made it easier for me to have my own portable radio but made me less likely to listen to complete albums. Around this time, I made a conscious decision to keep a log of the musical theatre-related albums I listened to in their entirety throughout the calendar year. Each recording is linked to its own page on castalbums.org (a site I highly recommend for serious collectors of theatre music). An asterisk indicates a recording I listened to for the first time.

1/1 – Sweet Charity [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/3 – Irene [1976 London Cast Recording]*
1/4 – Damn Yankees [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/5 – Singin’ in the Rain [2012 London Cast Recording]*
1/6 – 110 in the Shade [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/9 – The Scottsboro Boys [Original London Cast Recording]
1/12 – Candide [The New Broadway Cast Recording]
1/14 – Aladdin [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
1/15 – Henry, Sweet Henry [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/16 – In Trousers [Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording]*
1/16 – Anything Goes [1962 Off-Broadway Cast Recording]*
1/17 – The Unsinkable Molly Brown [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/18 – The Boys from Syracuse [Original London Cast Recording]*
1/19 – Candide [Scottish Opera Cast Recording]*
1/20 – Doonesbury [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
1/21 – Fade Out, Fade In [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/22 – Working [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
1/22 – Inner City [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/22 – Runaways [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
1/23 – Flower Drum Song [The New Broadway Cast Recording]
1/24 – The Robber Bridegroom [2016 Cast Recording]
1/25 – Bright Star [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/26 – The Golden Apple [First Full-Length Cast Recording]
1/27 – Saturday Night [Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording]
1/28 – Sophisticated Ladies [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
1/31 – Mamma Mia [Original London Cast Recording]
2/3 – Newsies [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
2/3 – Dear Evan Hansen [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
2/5 – There’s No Business Like Show Business [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with Dolores Gray]*
2/5 – Stop the World – I Want to Get Off! [Original London Cast Recording]*
2/6 – Passion Flower Hotel [Original London Cast Recording]
2/7 – Oklahoma! [1980 London Cast Recording]*
2/10 – Freaky Friday [Studio Cast Recording]*
2/13 – Big River [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
2/17 – The Bridges of Madison County [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
2/19 – Nymph Errant [London Concert Cast Recording]*
2/20 – Crazy for You [Original London Cast Recording]
2/20 – The Count of Luxembourg [1969 Studio Cast Recording]
2/21 – On the Brighter Side [Original London Cast Recording]*
3/2 – Come From Away [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
3/3 – Come From Away [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
3/4 – The Desert Song [1959 London Studio Cast Recording; Mario Lanza]*
3/11 – Come From Away [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
3/19 – Dreamgirls [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
3/31 – Miss Saigon [Complete Symphonic International Cast Recording]*
4/1 – The Bridges of Madison County [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
4/8 – Betty Buckley: Story Songs*
4/14 – Richard Kiley: Rodgers and Hammerstein Songbook*
4/14 – 42nd Street [Original Australian Cast Recording]*
4/15 – Barnum [Original Australian Cast Recording]*
4/21 – Hello, Dolly! [The New Broadway Cast Recording]*
4/30 – Hello, Dolly! [The New Broadway Cast Recording]
5/4 – Gypsy [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
5/4 – The Golden Apple [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
5/5 – Annie [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
5/5 – If/Then [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
5/5 – The Book of Mormon [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
5/5 – Dreamgirls [Original London Cast Recording]*
5/10 – Three Wishes for Jamie [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/11 – Ragtime [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/15 – Hello, Dolly! [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
5/15 – Hello, Dolly! [Original London Cast Recording – LP Edition]
5/15 – Hello, Dolly! [1967 Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
5/15 – A Little Night Music [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
5/16 – Two by Two [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
5/16 – Once [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
5/16 – Tovarich [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
5/17 – Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
5/17 – The Pajama Game [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
5/18 – South Pacific [Music Theatre of Lincoln Center Cast Recording – LP Edition]
5/19 – Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/20 – Amélie [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
5/21 – Oliver! [1994 London Revival Cast Recording]*
5/23 – Barbara Cook: It’s Better With a Band
5/24 – Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/24 – Mame [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/25 – The Pirates of Penzance [1981 Broadway Cast Recording]
5/26 – War Paint [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
5/30 – The Consul [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/31 – Birds of Paradise [Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording]*
6/1 – Leslie Uggams: A Time to Love*
6/1 – In Transit [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
6/2 – Holiday Inn [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
6/3 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
6/4 – Caroline, or Change [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
6/5 – A Doll’s Life [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
6/6 – Mr. President [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
6/12 – Anastasia [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
6/26 – Brigadoon [1991 Studio Cast Recording]
6/27 – Bright Star [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
7/11 – Bandstand [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
7/14 – Mixed Doubles/Below the Belt [Original Cast Recordings]*
7/24 – Annie Get Your Gun [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
7/30 – Mame [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
7/30 – Mame [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
7/31 – Chicago [Broadway Revival Cast Recording]
7/31 – The Sound of Music [Original London Cast Recording]
8/4 – Cabaret [Complete Studio Cast Recording]*
8/7 – The Baker’s Wife [Original London Cast Recording]
8/10 – Flahooley [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
8/10 – Plain and Fancy [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
8/11 – Candide [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
8/11 – The Music Man [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
8/13 – Barbara Cook: Songs of Perfect Propriety*
8/13 – Barbara Cook: From the Heart
8/14 – The Gay Life [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
8/14 – Show Boat [1962 Studio Cast Recording]
8/14 – She Loves Me [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
8/23 – Something More! [Original Broadway Cast]
9/5 – Hansel and Gretel/The Yeomen of the Guard [Television Cast Recordings]*
9/5 – The King and I [1964 Studio Cast Recording]
9/5 – Show Boat [Music Theater of Lincoln Center Cast Recording]
9/5 – The Grass Harp [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
9/6 – Barbara Cook at Carnegie Hall
9/6 – Barbara Cook: As of Today
9/6 – Barbara Cook: It’s Better with a Band
9/7 – Follies [1985 Concert Cast Recording]
9/11 – The Secret Garden [1986 Studio Cast Recording]
9/22 – Sunday in the Park with George [2017 Broadway Cast Recording]*
9/24 – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown [Original London Cast Recording]
10/2 – Kismet [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
10/2 – Camelot [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
10/11 – Barbra Streisand: The Broadway Album*
10/19 – Patti LuPone: Don’t Monkey with Broadway*
10/23 – The Light in the Piazza [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
10/24 – Guys and Dolls [1976 Broadway Revival Cast Recording]
10/26 – Mack and Mabel [1988 London Concert Cast Recording]*
10/30 – The Happy Time [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
10/31 – The Act [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
10/31 – Hedwig and the Angry Inch [Original Cast Recording]*
11/1 – Nine [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/2 – Top Banana [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
11/3 – God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater [Premiere Cast Recording]*
11/8 – Mack and Mabel [1995 London Revival Cast Recording]*
11/15 – Brigadoon [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/17 – My Fair Lady [1965 Music for Pleasure Studio Cast Recording]*
11/23 – Darling of the Day [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/27 – Robert and Elizabeth [Original London Cast Recording]
12/5 – William Tabbert: Younger than Springtime and Other Rarities*
12/7 – Hello, Dolly! [The New Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
12/8 – Once on this Island [Original London Cast Recording]*
12/15 – 42nd Street [2017 London Cast Recording]*
12/24 – She Loves Me [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
12/27 – Show Boat [Original London Cast Recording]*

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