Doo Wop: Grease Enters Billboard Cast Album Chart

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The new cast recording of Grease enters the Billboard's Top Cast Album chart at No. 4, while Jersey Boys hits its third week in the No. 1 spot.

Masterworks Broadway released the recording of the current Broadway revival of Grease Oct. 2. The Kathleen Marshall-staged musical stars Max Crumm and Laura Osnes — the winners of NBC's reality competition show "You're The One That I Want." The Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey creation plays the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and also features songs from the 1978 film.

Rhino's Jersey Boys release returned to the top spot three weeks ago, beating out constant chart-topper Decca Broadway's Wicked (which again places at No. 2). The musical based on the Four Seasons had previously enjoyed a four-week run at No. 1 following its Tony win as Best Musical and also reclaimed the countdown's lead position the week of Feb. 8.

Decca Broadway's Mamma Mia! and Walt Disney's The Lion King round out the top five.

Along with Wicked and Mamma Mia!, the cast recordings of Monty Python's Spamalot and Avenue Q have remained on Billboard's Top Cast Album Chart for the full 93 weeks since the chart's inception.


Legally Blonde recently joined the company of those that have unseated the release of Stephen Schwartz's Wicked — which has topped the chart for 81 of the 93 weeks the chart has been published. The only other recordings to topple the stronghold are Spring Awakening, the Columbia Records two-disc "Harry On Broadway" release (with Broadway's The Pajama Game revival and selections of Connick, Jr.'s Thou Shalt Not) and The Color Purple for one week each.

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