My Year In Show Music

A few years ago, 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. With a couple of exceptions, almost every 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 – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/2 – Out of this World [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/2 – Shuffle Along [Tony Voter Sampler]
1/4 – Evita [Original London Cast Recording]
1/4 – Half a Sixpence [The New 2016 London Cast Recording]
1/5 – Melissa Errico: Legrand Affair
1/5 – Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward*
1/6 – Bye Bye Birdie [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/6 – Cry for Us All [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/10 – Bush Is Bad [Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording]
1/13 – My Fair Lady [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1/16 – August: Osage County [LA Theatreworks Recording]*
1/18 – Ragtime [Toronto Cast Recording]
1/18 – Ragtime [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/18 – Ragtime [Original 2009 Broadway Cast]
1/19 – Donnybrook! [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/21 – Songs from Sunset Boulevard and Evita [Studio Cast Recording]*
1/21 – Barbra Streisand: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! Live in Concert*
1/22 – Annie [Original London Cast Recording]*
1/23 – St. Louis Woman [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/25 – The Phantom of the Opera [Original London Cast Recording]
1/30 – Hello, Dolly! [Original Israeli Cast Recording – LP Edition]*
1/30 – The Drowsy Chaperone [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
2/4 – Zenda [Original Cast Recording – LP Edition]
2/4 – Barbra Streisand: Simply Streisand [LP Edition]
2/4 – The Sound of Music [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – 2-LP Edition]
2/6 – Man of La Mancha [Original Mexican Cast Recording – LP Edition]*
2/13 – Follies [The New Broadway Cast Recording]
2/15 – Call Me Mister [Original Broadway Cast Recording]* 
2/16 – Anything Goes [1950 Studio Cast Recording]*
2/18 – Mack & Mabel [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
2/19 – On the Twentieth Century [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
2/20 – On the Twentieth Century [New Broadway Cast Recording]
2/21 – Once on This Island [New Broadway Cast Recording]*
2/22 – Anything Goes: Rebecca Luker Sings Cole Porter
2/23 – Chess [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
3/9 – Wicked [Original Stuttgart Cast Recording]*
3/11 – Les Miserables [10th Anniversary Concert Cast Recording]
3/12 – The Bridges of Madison County [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
3/23 – The Most Happy Fella [Complete Studio Cast Recording]
4/4 – Tom Foolery [Original London Cast Recording]*
4/5 – Jesus Christ Superstar [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
4/7 – Sweeney Todd [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
4/8 – Girl from the North Country [Original London Cast Recording]*
4/8 – Jesus Christ Superstar Live! [Television Soundtrack Recording]*
4/13 – Call Me Madam [Encores! Cast Recording]
4/24 – The Visit [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
4/24 – My Fair Lady [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
4/24 – My Fair Lady [Original London Cast Recording]
4/24 – My Fair Lady [20th Anniversary Broadway Cast Recording]
4/25 – My Fair Lady [London Revival Cast Recording]
4/25 – My Fair Lady [Complete Studio Cast Recording]
4/25 – Oklahoma! [1952 Studio Cast Recording]
4/25 – Subways Are for Sleeping [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
4/26 – Call Me Madam [Original Broadway Cast with Dinah Shore]
4/27 – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie [Original London Cast Recording]*
4/27 – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie [Original London Cast Recording]
4/28 – On the Twentieth Century [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
4/29 – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown [Original London Cast Recording]
4/29 – Into the Woods [Original London Cast Recording]
4/30 – Mary Poppins [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
5/1 – Tenderloin [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/2 – Sunday in the Park with George [2017 Broadway Cast Recording]
5/5 – Evita [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/6 – Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends
5/8 – The Sound of Music [1976 Mexican Cast Recording]*
5/8 – Once Upon a Mattress [Original London Cast Recording]*
5/11 – Audra McDonald: Sing Happy*
5/11 – Frozen [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
5/14 – Sugar [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/14 – Redhead [Original Mexican Cast Recording]*
5/15 – Bells Are Ringing [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/16 – Damn Yankees [Broadway Revival Cast Recording]
5/18 – A Family Affair [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/18 – Mean Girls [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
5/21 – Up in Central Park [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/21 – Arms and the Girl [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/24 – Audra McDonald: Sing Happy
5/25 – By the Beautiful Sea [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/28 – The Boys from Syracuse [Studio Cast Recording]
5/29 – My Fair Lady [2018 Broadway Cast Recording]*
5/30 – Something for the Boys [Original Broadway Radio Broadcast]*
5/31 – I Married an Angel [Studio Cast Recording]*
6/2 – Illya Darling [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
6/3 – Take Me Along [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
6/4 – Allegro [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
6/5 – The King and I [The 2015 Broadway Cast Recording]
6/6 – The King and I [The New Broadway Cast Recording]
6/7 – Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
6/8 – My Fair Lady [2018 Broadway Cast Recording]
6/8 – Carousel [2018 Broadway Cast Recording]*
6/8 – My Fair Lady [2018 Broadway Cast Recording]
6/8 – Barbra: The Concert*
6/9 – Judy Holliday: Trouble Is a Man*
6/13 – The Cradle Will Rock [1960 NYCO Radio Broadcast]*
6/14 – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown [Original London Cast Recording]
6/14 – The Band’s Visit [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
6/15 – The Band’s Visit [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
6/15 – The Band’s Visit [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
6/15 – Betty Buckley: Hope*
6/17 – The Band’s Visit [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
6/17 – Cabaret [2006 London Revival Cast Recording]*
6/22 – Pacific 1860 [Original London Cast Recording]*
6/24 – Barbra Streisand: The Barbra Streisand Album
6/26 – Prince of Broadway [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
6/29 – Nine [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
7/6 – Matilda [Original Stratford Cast Recording]
7/6 – James and the Giant Peach [World Premiere Cast Recording]*
7/8 – Matilda [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
7/15 – Oklahoma! [Original Broadway Cast Recording – 75th Anniversary Edition]
7/19 – The Rink [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
7/28 – She Loves Me [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
7/30 – Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
8/3 – Shirley Jones & Jack Cassidy: With Love from Hollywood*
8/7 – Company [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
8/10 – The Band’s Visit [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
8/12 – The Music Man [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/12 – Oklahoma! [Original Broadway Cast Recording – 75th Anniversary LP Edition]
8/12 – South Pacific [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – LP Edition]
8/13 – The King and I [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/13 – South Pacific [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/13 – Maggie Flynn [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/13 – Robert and Elizabeth [Original London Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/13 – The Most Happy Fella [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/14 – Jessica Vosk: Wild and Free*
8/14 – Man of La Mancha [Original London Cast Recording – LP Edition]*
8/14 – Cyrano [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/14 – My Fair Lady [Original Broadway Cast Recording – EP Edition]
8/14 – Carousel [Music Theater of Lincoln Center Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/14 – Little Me [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/14 – Li’l Abner [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/16 – Purlie [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/17 – Bells Are Ringing [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/18 – Candide [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/18 – The Pajama Game [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition] 8/18 – Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall*
8/18 – Carnival [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/18 – Camelot [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/19 – The Boy Friend [Original London Cast Recording]*
8/21 – It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/21 – High Spirits [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/21 – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/22 – The Apple Tree [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition] 
8/22 – Hello, Dolly! [The New Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/24 – 110 in the Shade [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
8/24 – Hello, Dolly! [30th Anniversary Cast Recording]
8/24 – Hello, Dolly! [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/24 – Mame [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/25 – Wonderful Town [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/25 – West Side Story [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
8/28 – Jerry Orbach: Off-Broadway*
9/5 – Camelot [Original London Cast Recording]
9/6 – Funny Girl [Original Broadway Cast Recording- LP Edition] 
9/7 – Renee Fleming: Broadway*
9/7 – Wonderful Town [2018 London Concert Cast Recording]*
9/8 – Your Arms Too Short to Box With God [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
9/9 – Jane Eyre [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
9/9 – Destry Rides Again [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
9/9 – Into the Woods [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
9/9 – Kean [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
9/10 – Juno [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
9/10 – The Sound of Music [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
9/10 – A Little Night Music [Original London Cast Recording – LP Edition]
9/10 – Pipe Dream [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
9/10 – Damn Yankees [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
9/14 – Passion [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
9/14 – Out of this World [Encores! Cast Recording]
9/15 – Ragtime [Original Toronto Cast Recording]
9/15 – Ragtime [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
9/17 – I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky [1996 Studio Cast Recording]*
9/18 – Kiss Me, Kate [The New Broadway Cast Recording]
9/18 – Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley: Opposite You
9/18 – Company [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
9/19 – Sweet Bye and Bye [Studio Cast Recording]*
9/19 – Carrie [World Premiere Cast Recording]
9/20 – Bullets Over Broadway [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
9/20 – Marin Mazzie: Make Your Own Kind of Music [Live at 54 Below]
9/21 – Anne of Green Gables [Canadian Studio Cast Recording]*
9/21 – Pretty Woman [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
9/22 – Mr. Wonderful [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
9/24 – Porgy and Bess [Houston Grand Opera Cast Recording – LP Edition] 
9/27 – The Bridges of Madison County [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
9/27 – A Little Night Music [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
9/28 – A Little Night Music [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
9/30 – Darling of the Day [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition] 10/1 – Anya [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
10/1 – The King and I [1977 Broadway Revival Cast Recording – LP Edition]
10/1 – Happy Hunting [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
10/1 – High Button Shoes [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
10/2 – Porgy and Bess [1952 Berlin Radio Broadcast]
10/4 – Ben Bagley’s Leonard Bernstein Revisited*
10/7 – My Fair Lady [2018 Broadway Cast Recording]
10/7 – One Touch of Venus [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
10/8 – La Bohème [2002 Broadway Cast Recording]
10/9 – Porgy and Bess [1935 Studio Cast Recording]* 
10/10 – Ben Bagley’s Alan Jay Lerner Revisited*
10/13 – Head Over Heels [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
10/15 – Porgy and Bess [1950 Studio Cast Recording]*
10/15 – The Band’s Visit [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
10/15 – Ballroom [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
10/20 – How Now, Dow Jones [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
10/21 – South Pacific [Royal National Theatre Cast Recording] 
10/21 – Porgy and Bess [1951 Studio Cast Recording]
10/22 – Shirley Jones & Jack Cassidy: Speaking of Love*  
10/25 – My Fair Lady [Complete Studio Cast Recording]
10/29 – They’re Playing Our Song [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/2 – Barbra Streisand: Walls* 
11/8 – Sweeney Todd [The 2012 London Cast Recording]
11/9 – She Loves Me [The New Broadway Cast Recording]
11/9 – Christine Andreas: Piaf: No Regrets*
11/28 – Caroline, or Change [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
12/7 – Brigadoon [Encores! Cast Recording]*
12/8 – The Secret Garden [Original Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
12/14 – Something for the Boys [2018 Studio Cast Recording]*
12/14 – The Sound of Music [Original Australian Cast Recording]
12/21 – My Fair Lady [2018 Broadway Cast Recording – LP Edition]
12/24 – She Loves Me [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
12/28 – Mary Poppins Returns [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]*
12/31 – Mary Poppins [Original London Cast Recording]

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