Various Artists

The Best of Broadway

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The Best of Broadway is exactly that, a collection of some of the biggest songs from Broadway, taken from original cast recordings and revivals. Where many of these Broadway collections fail to get the actual stage cast to perform the music, this gathers some of the best-known cast members from the productions. Highlights include Tom Wopat and Bernadette Peters dueting on "Anything You Can Do" from Annie Get Your Gun, Nathan Lane performing "Comedy Tonight" with the cast of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Carol Lawrence and Larry Kert's rendition of "Tonight" (from West Side Story), and Robert Preston's incredible numbers from The Music Man. Every song here is a triumph and the musicals chosen should be quite familiar to most listeners. Although true fans of these musicals probably have the full cast recording already, this is a wonderful sampler for someone who needs some quality show tunes in their collection.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 5:08
2 6:59
3 4:23
4 3:21
5 6:57
6 2:43
7 5:26
8 2:40
9 3:57
10 4:24
11 3:03
12 2:47
13 3:46
14 3:58
15 5:45
16 4:26
17 3:18
18 1:45
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