The two-CD set features 26 holiday tunes, both traditional favorites and original songs, performed by the casts of such current Broadway musicals as The Color Purple, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Monty Python's Spamalot and Wicked. Among the theatre favorites who lend their voices to the recording are Christian Borle, Ashley Brown, Raul Esparza, Eden Espinosa, Felicia Fields, Alexander Gemignani, Christian Hoff, Norm Lewis, Howard McGillin, Barbara Walsh and Constantine Maroulis.
The complete track listing for "Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure Volume 8" follows:
Tarzan "Shine On"
The Producers "St. Nick Swing"
The Color Purple "Bring a Torch, Joy to the World, Go Tell It on the Mountain"
Les Miserables "The Birthday of a King"
Mary Poppins "This Little Light of Mine"
Mamma Mia! "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
Hairspray "Gospel Hallelujah"
Beauty & the Beast "The Key to Christmas"
Rent "Angels We Have Heard on High" (on a theme of Jonathan Larson)
The Phantom of the Opera "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Chicago "Lullaby, Thou Little Tiny Child"
Wicked "The First Noel"
A Chorus Line "O Come All Ye Faithful"
Jersey Boys "O Holy Night"
The Lion King "Go Tell It on the Mountain"
Sweeney Todd "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
Company "Auld Lang Syne"
Avenue Q "The Holi-daze"
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee "December's Other, Less Famous Holidays"
Altar Boyz "Joseph's Dilemma"
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels "Something Must be Wrong with my Mistletoe"
The Wedding Singer "The Hanukah Song"
Kiki & Herb "Like a Snowman"
The Drowsy Chaperone "Rockin’ Christmas Angel"
[title of show] "[holiday story] "
Monty Python’s Spamalot "O Little Town of Bethlehem "
"Carols" is the latest fund-raising CD produced by Lynn Pinto/Rock-It Science Records to benefit BC/EFA.
The recording, priced at $20, is available by calling (212) 840-0770, ext. 250 or by visiting www.broadwaycares.org.