Looking for a Christmas gift for a theatre obsessed family member or friend? Here are 14 cast recordings that you can order now!
From all time classics to brand new musicals and recent revivals, there are no shortage of hit productions releasing recordings to CD and Vinyl.
Here are our top picks, starting with new releases for 2020…
Les Misérables 2020 Staged Concert Recording – Buy here
With a cast including Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas, Les Misérables temporarily transferred to the Gielgud Theatre for the awe-inspiring all-star staged concert. Boublil & Schönberg’s musical crusade arrived at the Gielgud for a limited sixteen-week run while its London home, The Queen’s Theatre, underwent essential maintenance. Buy here You can also get a filmed performance of the concert on DVD or Blu-Ray here.
Mary Poppins (The Definitive Supercalifragilistic 2020 Cast Recording) – Buy here
Recorded Live at the Prince Edward Theatre, this revival production stars Zizi Strallen in the title role with Charlie Stemp as Bert, Joseph Millson as George Banks and Petula Clark as the Bird Woman. Buy here
The Prince of Egypt (Original Cast Recording) – Buy here
Based on the acclaimed DreamWorks animation film, and featuring the Academy Award winning, chart-topping song, ‘When You Believe’. ‘The Prince of Egypt’ is an exhilarating, powerful and joyous celebration of belief and the human spirit. Buy here
Rags: The Musical (Original London Cast Recording) – Buy here
‘Rags: The Musical’ is a story of love, loss and hope. Featuring a score celebrating the multicultural music which was filling the streets of New York in 1910. It is a saga of both hope and disappointment, of power and greed, of strength and love, combined with memorable music. Buy here
9 to 5 The Musical (West End Cast Recording) – Buy here
9 to 5: The Musical’s West End Cast Recording was recorded live at the Savoy Theatre. It includes the original London cast, led by Caroline Sheen, Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen, Bonnie Langford and Brian Conley. ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ has a rip-roaring score by the Queen of Country herself featuring ‘Backwoods Barbie’, ‘Get Out and Stay Out’, ‘Shine Like the Sun’ and of course, the title number. Buy here
Meanwhile, here’s a selection of the most popular cast recordings available now…
Six: The Musical (Studio Cast Recording) – Buy here
Enjoy this original cast recording of worldwide hit Six The Musical featuring Renée Lamb, Christina Modestou, Natalie Paris, Genesis Lynea, Aimie Atkinson and Izuka Hoyle. Buy here
Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – Buy here
2015 two CD set. The original Broadway cast album of Hamilton, a fusion of hip-hop and pop-driven musical theatere features the original cast members from the blockbuster new musical. Buy here
You can also get the Hamilton Mix Tape featuring a collection of songs from the Broadway show covered and remixed by today’s music all-stars.
Dear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – Buy here
Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of socially awkward teenager Evan. In his last year of high school and with only one person he considers a friend, an assignment from his therapist leads to a misunderstanding that casts him in the centre of a tragedy. Buy here
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – Buy here
Enjoy this original Broadway cast recording of the stage version of the hit 2001 film, starring Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo. Buy here
Wicked (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – Buy here
Wicked reveals the ‘true untold story’ behind the Wizard Of Oz and just what happened before Dorothy dropped in. Featuring some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs, such as Defying Gravity, Wicked will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget. Buy here
The Prom: A New Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – Buy here
There’s got trouble, folks, in Indiana and when Broadway’s brassiest hear a student is unceremoniously sidelined from a small-town Indiana prom and the press is involved they are ready to kick-ball-change the world. A new musical comedy about the power of love (and a good 11 o clock number), The Promis about so much more than just a dance. Buy here
Come From Away (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – Buy here
Come From Away tells the story of how, in September 2001, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland. The locals opened their hearts and homes, hosting this international community of strangers and spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances. Buy here
Beetlejuice (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – Buy here
It’s showtime! The ghost-with-the-most comes to the stage in this edgy and irreverent musical comedy based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film. Beetljuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager obsessed with the whole “being dead thing”, and Beetlejuice, a delightful demon with a real zest for life, played by 2x Tony Award Nominee Alex Brightman. Buy here
Jagged Little Pill (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – Buy here
Jagged Little Pill is a rock musical, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin) and features an original story by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully), music by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette and six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard, and lyrics by Morissette. Buy here