Here’s a schedule of cast recording release dates of new upcoming cast albums out in 2022.
From new musicals and recent rivals to concept albums and musical film soundtracks, here are all the recent and upcoming releases you need to be aware of.
2022 Cast Recording Release Dates
Back To The Future (West End Cast Recording) – 18 February 2022 – PRE-ORDER
Back to the Future follows Marty McFly who finds himself travelling back in time 30 years thanks to a time-traveling DeLorean created by Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown. Olly Dobson stars in the role of Marty McFly with Doc Brown played by Roger Bart. They’re joined by Hugh Coles, Rosanna Hyland, Cedric Neal, Aidan Cutler and Courtney-Mae Briggs.
Flying Over Sunset (Broadway) – 18 January 2022
Fresh from its recent Broadway run, this new musical from Tom Kitt and Michael Korie will release a cast recording in 2022. The cast features Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton, Tony Yazbeck, Kanisha Marie Feliciano, Nehal Joshi, Emily Pynenburg, Michele Ragusa, Robert Sella, Laura Shoop and Atticus Ware.
The Drifters Girl (West End Cast Recording) – Release date TBC
The Drifters Girl tells the remarkable story of The Drifters and the woman who made them, their manager Faye Treadwell. Currently playing in the West End, the show stars Beverley Knight as Faye with Tosh Wanogho-Maud (Ben E King), Tarinn Callender (Johnny Moore), Adam J Bernard (George Treadwell) and Matt Henry (Clyde McPhatter).
Caroline, or Change (New Broadway Cast Recording) – 17 December 2021 – CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
A cast recording has been confirmed for the new Broadway revival of Caroline, or Change from the Roundabout Theatre Company, based on the 2017 Chichester revival which ran in the West End between 2018 and 2019. Sharon D Clarke, who won an Olivier Award for her role in the UK production, reprises her title role of Caroline Thibodeaux.
Hex (Highlights from the National Theatre Production) – 16 December 2021 – DOWNLOAD/STREAM HERE
Recently playing at London’s National Theatre, new musical Hex is an adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. Featuring a book by Tanya Ronder, music by Jim Fortune and lyrics by Rufus Norris, it tells the story from the fairy’s perspective as she tries everything in her power to make things right after placing the hex on the baby. The cast recording features Tamsin Carroll, Rosalie Craig, Michael Elcock and Kat Ronney.
West Side Story (Movie Soundtrack) – 3 December 2021 – DOWNLOAD/STREAM/CD HERE
The official soundtrack recording for Steven Spielberg’s new big screen adaptation of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical, featuring Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Brian d’Arcy James, Corey Stoll, Josh Andrés Rivera, with Rita Moreno and introducing Rachel Zegler.
Tick, Tick… Boom! (Movie Soundtrack) – 12 November 2021 – DOWNLOAD/STREAM/CD HERE
An accompanying soundtrack cast album has been released for the Netflix movie adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick… Boom! Andrew Garfield takes on the lead role, joined by Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesus, Bradley Whitford, Jordan Fisher, Judith Light, Joanna Adler, Joshua Henry, Alex D Jennings, Lauren Marcus, Marie Rose Baramo, Marie Rose Baramo, Jared Loftin and Kenita Miller.
Diana (Broadway Cast Recording) – 24 September 2021 – DOWNLOAD/STREAM/CD HERE
Premiering on Netflix in October ahead of its Broadway bow in November, Diana is the electrifying new musical about a woman who chose to be fearless, and as a result became timeless. The piece was written by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan and is directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley with choreography by Kelly Devine and music supervision and arrangements by Ian Eisendrath. Jeanna de Waal stars in the title role.
Dear Evan Hansen (Movie Soundtrack) – 24 September 2021 – DOWNLOAD/STREAM/CD HERE
An accompanying soundtrack cast album has been announced for Dear Evan Hansen’s upcoming movie adaptation, featuring songs from The Greatest Showman songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The movie features two new numbers, The Anonymous Ones and A Little Closer. Ben Platt stars in the title role.
The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical (Concept Album) – 10 September 2021 – DOWNLOAD/STREAM HERE
Composers Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear have turned their viral music sensation into a full-fledged concept album, The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical. Since first being shared on TikTok at the start of January, the pair’s music has become hugely popular with 200 million views of the #bridgertonmusical hashtag to date. Now The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical concept album has dropped, available to download and stream on all digital platforms.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Movie Soundtrack) – 10 September 2021 – DOWNLOAD/STREAM/CD HERE
The official soundtrack for the big screen version of the West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. 21-year-old newcomer Max Harwood makes his professional debut in the title role of Jamie New. Richard E. Grant plays former drag queen and Jamie’s mentor Hugo with Sharon Horgan as Jamie’s teacher Miss Hedge, Sarah Lancashire as his mother Margaret while Shobna Gulati reprises her original stage role of Ray.
No release date / No cast recording announced
There is currently no official release date or cast recording announced for any of the following shows.
West Side Story (Broadway)
Get Up Stand Up – The Bob Marley Musical (West End)
Pretty Woman (West End)
Mrs. Doubtfire (Broadway)
Girl From the North Country (Broadway)