Next to Normal Hits #1 on Billboard Cast Album Chart

By Andrew Gans
17 Jun 2009

The Ghostlight Records cast recording of the Tony-winning new musical Next to Normal hit #1 on the Billboard Cast Album chart this week.



The two-disc set was also ranked #21 of all albums on the Digital Chart and #103 of all albums in the Top 200 Chart.

The original cast recording was released digitally April 7 and arrived in stores May 12.

Next to Normal, which plays the Booth Theatre, recently won three 2007 Tony Awards: Best Score, Best Orchestrations and Best Actress in a Musical for Alice Ripley.

Next to Normal, which was penned by Tony winners Tom Kitt (music) and Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), is "a contemporary musical that explores how one suburban household copes with crisis. . . . [The musical] shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact," according to production notes.

The complete track list follows:

Act 1
1. Prelude
2. Just Another Day (Company)
3. Everything Else (Natalie)
4. Who's Crazy/My Psychopharmacologist and I (Company)
5. Perfect for You (Natalie, Henry)
6. I Miss the Mountains (Diana)
7. It's Gonna Be Good (Company)
8. He's Not Here (Dan)
9. You Donít Know (Diana)
10. I Am the One (Dan, Gabe, Diana)
11. Superboy and the Invisible Girl (Natalie, Gabe, Diana)
12. I'm Alive (Gabe)
13. Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me I'm Falling (Company)
14. I Dreamed a Dance (Diana, Gabe)
15. There's a World (Gabe)
16. I've Been (Dan)
17. Didn't I See This Movie? (Diana)
18. A Light in the Dark (Dan, Diana)

Act 2
1. Wish I Were Here (Company)
2. Song of Forgetting (Diana, Dan, Natalie)
3. Hey #1 (Natalie, Henry)
4. Seconds and Years (Doctor Madden, Dan, Diana)
5. Better Than Before (Diana, Dan, Natalie, Doctor Madden)
6. Aftershocks (Gabe)
7. Hey #2 (Natalie, Henry)
8. You Donít Know (Reprise) (Diana, Doctor Madden)
9. How Could I Ever Forget? (Diana, Dan)
10. It's Gonna Be Good (Reprise) (Dan, Diana)
11. Why Stay?/A Promise (Diana, Natalie, Dan, Henry)
12. I'm Alive (Reprise) (Gabe)
13. The Break (Diana)
14. Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me Iím Falling (Reprise) (Diana, Gabe, Doctor Madden)
15. Maybe (Diana, Natalie)
16. Hey #3 / Perfect for You (Reprise) (Natalie, Gabe)
17. So Anyway (Diana)
18. I Am the One (Reprise) (Dan, Gabe)
19. Light (Company)