In times of hardship and sadness, you might feel you need a good cry. Musical theatre has always been a place of expression for profound emotion. Composers like Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown, William Finn, and more possess the gift to strike us at our core and move us to tears. This week’s Playbill Mixtape is a compilation of musical theatre songs for that catharsis. We hope that when you’re feeling sad, you can lean on these songs—their beauty, their artistry, their message.
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CRY IT OUT
Think the yearning “She Used to be Mine” from Waitress. Think the longing “Bring Hime Home” from Les Misérables. Think the melancholy “What Would I Do?” from Falsettos.