She Loves to Hear the Music: The Boy From Oz Cast Recording Released, Nov. 18

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Hugh Jackman's Broadway debut in The Boy From Oz will be released Nov. 18 by Decca Broadway, produced by Phil Ramone. The original cast recording was recorded Oct. 20.

Hugh Jackman in The Boy from Oz
Hugh Jackman in The Boy from Oz Photo by Joan Marcus

Peter Allen's signature tunes such as "Best That You Can Do" (Arthur's Theme), "Everything Old Is New Again," "I Honestly Love You," and "I Go to Rio" are among the songs featured on the album as well as a bonus track, "Tenterfield Saddler," which was cut from the Broadway run.

The Boy From Oz features the music of Allen with a book by Martin Sherman. The new musical began Sept. 16 at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway and opened Oct. 16.

Set in bars, nightclubs and concerts across the globe including Allen's homeland of Australia, The Boy from Oz is "a musical true story" of the late entertainer Peter Allen who was a protege of Judy Garland, and was briefly married to her daughter Liza Minnelli. Allen died of complications from AIDS in 1992.

Joining Jackman (as Peter Allen) in The Boy From Oz are Stephanie J. Block (as Liza Minnelli), Beth Fowler (as mother Marion Woolnough), Isabel Keating (as Allen's mentor and mother-in-law, Judy Garland), Jarrod Emick (as Allen's companion, Greg Connell), Mitchel Federan (as the young Peter) and Michael Mulheren (as father, Dick Woolnough, and the manager-promoter Dee Anthony).

The track listing is as follows: "The Lives of Me"
"When I Get My Name in Lights"
"When I Get My Name in Lights" (Reprise)
"Love Crazy"
"All I Wanted Was the Dream
Only an Older Woman"
"Best That You Can Do"
"Don't Wish Too Hard"
"Come Save Me"
"Continental American"
"She Loves to Hear the Music"
"Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage"
"I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love"
"Not the Boy Next Door"
"If You Were Wondering"
"Everything Old Is New Again"
"Everything Old Is New Again" (Reprise)
"Love Don't Need a Reason"
"I Honestly Love You"
"You and Me"
"I Still Call Australia Home"
"Don't Cry Out Loud"
"Once Before I Go"
Finale: "I Go to Rio"
"Tenterfield Saddler"

Philip Wm. McKinley directs the Broadway musical with choreography by Joey McKneely. Patrick Vaccariello serves as music director. Orchestrations are by Michael Gibson. Ben Gannon and Robert Fox produce. Nick Enright is credited with the original book.

For tickets to The Boy From Oz at the Imperial, 249 West 45 Street, call (212) 239-6200 or click here. For more information, visit the show's website at

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