My Year in Show Music

Old habits die hard. I haven’t written about theatre in years but I am still keeping track of what I listen to; a grasp at normalcy in abnormal times, perhaps. Every recording—which I listened to in its entirety; the only criterion—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.

1/9 – Kiss Me, Kate [The New Broadway Cast Recording]
1/26 – Big [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
1/27 – The Pajama Game [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/28 – The Light in the Piazza [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/29 – Baby [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
1/31 – Les Miserables [10th Anniversary Concert Cast Recording]
2/3 – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [Encores! Cast Recording]
2/5 – Chrysanthemum [Original London Cast Recording]
2/5 – Cyrano [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
2/5 – The Band’s Visit [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
2/7 – The Sound of Music [Original London Cast Recording]
2/11 – Saturday Night [Original Cast Recording]
2/21 – Carnival [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
2/22 – Chess [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
2/25 – Wonderful Town [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
2/25 – A Little Night Music [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
3/9 – Show Boat [1971 London Revival Cast Recording]
3/10 – Hello, Dolly! [1967 Broadway Cast Recording]
3/11 – Sondheim: A Musical Tribute [Concert Cast Recording]
3/19 – Merrily We Roll Along [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
3/21 – Funny Girl [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
3/29 – The King and I [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
3/29 – The King and I [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
4/11 – The Grass Harp [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
4/13 – Carnival [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
4/14 – Gypsy [1989 Broadway Revival Cast Recording]
4/19 – The Producers [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
4/22 – My Fair Lady [Original London Cast Recording]
4/23 – Judy at Carnegie Hall
5/3 – The Most Happy Fella [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/5 – Cinderella [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/5 – The Mystery of Edwin Drood [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
5/6 – Six [Studio Cast Recording]
5/31 – Do I Hear a Waltz? [Pasadena Playhouse Cast Recording]
6/11 – The Light in the Piazza [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
6/16 – Dreamgirls [Concert Cast Recording]
6/17 – Guys and Dolls [The New Broadway Cast Recording]
6/23 – Li’l Abner [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
6/27 – Anything Goes [1988 Studio Cast Recording]*
7/1 – Very Good Eddie [Broadway Revival Cast Recording]*
7/26 – Sunset Boulevard [Kim Criswell EP]*
8/8 – Mame [London Studio Cast Recording]
8/9 – Sweet Charity [London Studio Cast Recording]*
8/10 – Sunday in the Park with George [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
8/11 – Funny Girl [2016 London Cast Recording]
8/18 – Applause [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
8/18 – A Little Night Music [Original London Cast Recording]
8/20 – Girl From the North Country [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
8/25 – On the Level [Original London Cast Recording]
9/6 – Miss Liberty [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
9/6 – The Most Happy Fella [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
9/14 – Barbara Cook: It’s Better With a Band
9/19 – Six [Studio Cast Recording]
9/20 – Kismet [1964 Studio Cast Recording – Mantovani]
9/20 – Naughty Marietta [1981 Studio Cast Recording]
10/5 – Little Women [Original Television Cast Recording]*
10/9 – Caroline, or Change [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
10/11 – Diana [Original Broadway Cast Recording]*
10/14 – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
10/28 – Caroline, or Change [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
10/30 – Tina [Original London Cast Recording]
11/1 – Half a Sixpence [London Studio Cast Recording]*
11/6 – Tina [Original Hamburg Cast Recording]*
11/7 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [1991 London Revival Cast Recording]*
11/14 – The Bridges of Madison County [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/16 – Merrily We Roll Along [Original Broadway Cast Recording [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/17 – Diana [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/18 – They’re Playing Our Song [Original London Cast Recording]*
11/24 – Cabaret [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/26 – West Side Story [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/26 – Gypsy [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/26 – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/27 – Anyone Can Whistle [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/27 – Do I Hear a Waltz? [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/27 – Company [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/27 – Follies [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/27 – A Little Night Music [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/27 – Pacific Overtures [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/27 – Sweeney Todd [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/27 – Merrily We Roll Along [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/28 – Sunday in the Park with George [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/28 – Into the Woods [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/28 – Assassins [Original Cast Recording]
11/28 – Passion [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
11/30 – Brigadoon [Encores! Cast Recording]
`12/1 – Candide [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
12/3 – Annie Live! [Television Cast Recording]*
12/5 – Barbara Cook Sings Mostly Sondheim
12/9 – Caroline, or Change [The New Broadway Cast Recording]
12/10 – Fiddler on the Roof [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – 50th Anniversary Edition]
12/12 – Caroline, or Change [The New Broadway Cast Recording]
12/14 – Caroline, or Change [The New Broadway Cast Recording]
12/17 – Caroline, or Change [The New Broadway Cast Recording]
12/18 – Caroline, or Change [The New Broadway Cast Recording]
12/21 – Bye Bye Birdie [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
12/23 – Caroline, or Change [The New Broadway Cast Recording]
12/24 – She Loves Me [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
12/25 – Ballroom [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
12/31 – Mame [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

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