Cast Albums Blog

Behind the Scenes: Making the Glory Days CD


The one-performance Broadway flop gets a cast recording thanks to Ghostlight Records.


Hair Revival Cast Recording Released on Vinyl


Recording Cover

The recent 2008 Broadway cast recording of the Tony-winning revival of Hair is being released on vinyl by Ghostlight Records on November 24.


ON THE RECORD: 2008-09 Broadway Cast Album Roundup


ON THE RECORD: 2008-09 Broadway Cast Album Roundup (Playbill), by Steven Suskin.

Reminder: you can see all the recordings released in a given year using the Recordings advanced search page (ex. cast recordings released so far in 2009).


Cast Aside


Cast Aside: Despite a Smaller Role in Culture, The Show Goes On For Broadway Albums (WSJ): "Just as the Broadway musical has been pushed to the sidelines by other forms of mainstream American entertainment, so has the Broadway cast album declined as a cultural force. It still has important functions: as a marketing tool, a historical document, a memento of an evening to be cherished. But as a vital facet of the recording industry, those who make the records say, the cast album is in a precarious state."


New Releases: June 2, 2009


West Side Story -- 2009 Broadway Cast West Side Story - 2009 Broadway Cast
The Story of My Life -- 2009 Original Broadway Cast The Story of My Life - Original Broadway Cast (previously available on iTunes & Amazon MP3)
Rock of Ages -- 2009 Original Broadway Cast Rock of Ages - Original Broadway Cast (digital release in advance of 7/7 store date)
Napoleon -- 1994 Toronto Cast Napoleon - 1994 Toronto Cast (Limited edition of 500)
The Broadway Musicals of 1956 -- 2006 Town Hall Broadway by the Year Series The Broadway Musicals of 1956 - Town Hall Broadway by the Year Series
The Journey Home -- 2008 Malcolm Gets The Journey Home - Malcolm Gets (previously available on iTunes & Amazon MP3)
This Place I Know -- 2009 Stephanie J. Block This Place I Know - Stephanie J. Block (previously available on iTunes & Amazon MP3)
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog -- 2008 Short Film Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - 2008 Short Film (Previously just a Amazon on-demand DVD)
More information about Upcoming Releases.