Sales of Broadway Cast Recordings Soar After Tony Awards

News   Sales of Broadway Cast Recordings Soar After Tony Awards Within the past 24 hours, sales of several Broadway cast recordings have skyrocketed, most likely due to the hoopla surrounding and the broadcast of the 2005 Tony Awards.

According to a spokesperson for Amazon.com, sales for the cast recording of The Light in the Piazza — which received six Tony Awards, including one for Adam Guettel's score — have climbed 175 percent. The CD is currently ranked as "Soundtrack No. 4" on the Amazon.com Top Sellers list of CDs. The sales of the Spamalot CD have climbed 140 percent during the past day, and the recording is now listed as "Soundtrack No. 5." Sales for William Finn's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, now listed as "Soundtrack No. 10," have climbed a whopping 240 percent. Similarly, sales of the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cast recording have climbed 237 percent, and the CD is now ranked No. 16. The Little Women recording, starring Tony winner Sutton Foster, is now listed as No. 56. Its sales have climbed 108 percent in the past 24-hour period.

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