NOW That's What I Call Broadway!, part of the multi-artist album series NOW That’s What I Call Music!, will be released April 29.
The album, which features 18 tracks from original cast recordings, has liner notes by David Cote, theatre editor for Time Out New York. The recording includes songs from Annie, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Cats, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Evita, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Into the Woods, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, The Phantom of the Opera, Rent, Wicked and The Wiz.
“We’re thrilled to add this distinguished and varied collection of Broadway music to our NOW! family,” stated Jeff Moskow, head of A&R for NOW That's What I Call Music. “In curating this album, we set out to find 18 songs that represent and celebrate the rich history of Broadway from the last 40 years. I think we’ve achieved that and more. We look forward to bringing these brilliant performances to the NOW! audience.”
The complete track listing follows:
1.“Seasons of Love” from Rent featuring the original Broadway cast
7. “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Misérables featuring Randy Graff
12. “Mamma Mia” from Mamma Mia! featuring Siobhan McCarthy, Nicolas Colicos, Paul Clarkson, Hilton McRae and the original London cast
15. “When I Grow Up” from Matilda featuring Lauren Ward, Bailey Ryon and the original Broadway cast
16. “Circle of Life” from The Lion King featuring Tsidii Le Loka and the original Broadway cast
18. “One” from A Chorus Line featuring the original Broadway cast