My Top 25 Broadway Cast Albums (In no particular order)

A Listmania! list by Mark Boberick (Scranton, PA United States)
 
Assassins (1991 Original Off-Broadway Cast)
1.  Assassins (1991 Original Off-Broadway Cast) by Stephen Sondheim
The list author says:
  "My absolute favorite Sondheim Show. I directed this last summer and it's just so wonderful. I love the fact that something so dark has a heart. It really makes you feel for these people, odd but nice."
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Into the Woods (1987 Original Broadway Cast)
2.  Into the Woods (1987 Original Broadway Cast) by Stephen Sondheim
The list author says:
  "It's just too wonderful for words. I know it by heart. Act one is funny and beautiful, and then Act 2 comes around and it's poignant and heartfelt, It's so great."
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City of Angels (1990 Original Broadway Cast)
3.  City of Angels (1990 Original Broadway Cast) by Rene Auberjonois
The list author says:
  "Cy Coleman is a genius and City of Angels I think is his best work. The show is just great. I want to direct this show!!"
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The Last 5 Years (2002 Off-Broadway Cast)
4.  The Last 5 Years (2002 Off-Broadway Cast) by Jason Robert Brown
The list author says:
  "A masterpiece of a score, so poignant!! Norbert and Sherie are brilliant in this show!!!"
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Songs for a New World (1996 Original New York Cast)
5.  Songs for a New World (1996 Original New York Cast) by Andrea Burns
The list author says:
  "This is a great show too. I'm in the process of directing it now. It's a great show with great music for a group with little rehearsal time and a small budget. "Just one Step" is a great song!"
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Parade (1998 Original Broadway Cast)
6.  Parade (1998 Original Broadway Cast) by Rufus Bonds
The list author says:
  "Ok, this is the best score I've ever heard in my life. Hands down. The subject is not pleasant. It's sad. But Jason Robert Brown deserves so much credit for this show. It should never have closed."
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Ragtime - The Musical (1998 Original Broadway Cast)
7.  Ragtime - The Musical (1998 Original Broadway Cast) by Marin Mazzie
The list author says:
  "I wish I saw this show when I had the chance. I beat myself up every time I hear a Ragtime song. This score is so moving and powerful. Brian Stokes Mitchell and Audra McDonald are vocal powerhouses!!"
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Oklahoma! (1998 London Cast)
8.  Oklahoma! (1998 London Cast) by Josefina Gabrielle
The list author says:
  "The best Oklahoma! cast ever! I saw the show in NY in 2002. It was awesome! I saw Patrick Wilson, but Hugh sings better. The DVD comes out Nov. 20, 2003!! Pre order!!!"
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A New Brain (1998 Original Cast)
9.  A New Brain (1998 Original Cast) by William Finn
The list author says:
  "Another show that goes unnoticed. I love the kooky humor of this show and the subject of a brain tumor is presented in such an interesting way. I love every song. Another show I know by heart."
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The Life (1997 Original Broadway Cast)
10.  The Life (1997 Original Broadway Cast) by Cy Coleman
The list author says:
  "Another great Cy Coleman show. The songs are beautifully performed. I'm impressed by people who knew this show, it seems many don't. I do, by heart. So good! 1980s Times Square hookers. Great subject!"
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Floyd Collins (1996 Original Off-Broadway Cast)
11.  Floyd Collins (1996 Original Off-Broadway Cast) by Adam Guettel
The list author says:
  "Unusual subject matter that works so well as a musical. It'd make a great play too. This score is so wonderful. The echoes are amazing. Adam Guettel will become a legend one day."
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The Secret Garden (1991 Original Broadway Cast)
12.  The Secret Garden (1991 Original Broadway Cast) by Robert Westenberg
The list author says:
  "Read the reviews of this album on Amazon. Not one gives below 5 stars. It's such a gorgeous score and mandy Patinkin and Robert Westenberg are incredible in it!!! This is an absolute must have!!!"
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Company - A Musical Comedy (1995 Broadway Revival Cast)
13.  Company - A Musical Comedy (1995 Broadway Revival Cast) by Stephen Sondheim
The list author says:
  "The best recording of this show In my opinion. Definitely one of Sondheims best works. "I'm not getting married today" is sung so amazingly by"
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Little Shop Of Horrors: Original Cast Album (1982 Off-Broadway Cast)
14.  Little Shop Of Horrors: Original Cast Album (1982 Off-Broadway Cast) by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "How fun is this show?? Soo fun! A great show for a smaller cast. But that plant is a killer to pull off decently."
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Les Miserables (1987 Original Broadway Cast)
15.  Les Miserables (1987 Original Broadway Cast) by Alain Boublil
The list author says:
  "What cna be said about Les Mis? The scroe is great, this cast is great, the show is superb. I saw it 18 times. I miss it a lot."
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Rent (1996 Original Broadway Cast)
16.  Rent (1996 Original Broadway Cast) by Jeff Potter
The list author says:
  "This show is beautiful. The stories are wonderfully meshed together with the amazing rock score by Larson. He would have went on to write many more wonderful shows. A necessity to own."
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Grand Hotel: The Musical - Broadway Cast Recording
17.  Grand Hotel: The Musical - Broadway Cast Recording by George Forrest
The list author says:
  "This is another underrated show. Jane Krakowski is wonderful in this show and deserved the TONY she got. The music is both haunting and sweet. I love "Maybe my baby loves me.""
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The Producers (2001 Original Broadway Cast)
18.  The Producers (2001 Original Broadway Cast) by Mel Brooks
The list author says:
  "Not just b/c it's the hardest I've ever laughed in my life, but this show is awesome! The music is great and is really reminiscent of the Broadway songs of old. The production numbers are great!"
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Damn Yankees: 1994 Original Broadway Cast Recording
19.  Damn Yankees: 1994 Original Broadway Cast Recording by Richard Adler
The list author says:
  "The best recording of this show. Bebe is superb and Jarrod Emick is an amazing Joe. I love this show, definitely one of my top ten."
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Big River: The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (1985 Original Broadway Cast)
20.  Big River: The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (1985 Original Broadway Cast) by BIG RIVER / O.C.R.
The list author says:
  "Such a great show and worthy of every Tony it received. It's foot-stopping score is beautifully sung and Muddy Waters is somethign you won't be able to get out of your head for weeks."
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Avenue Q (2003 Original Broadway Cast)
21.  Avenue Q (2003 Original Broadway Cast) by Robert Lopez
The list author says:
  "I just bought this and I haven't seen the show, though I bought tickets the day I heard this. I love it! It's so funny. There is something pleasing about a muppet saying the f-word."
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Once On This Island (1990 Original Broadway Cast)
22.  Once On This Island (1990 Original Broadway Cast) by Lynn Ahrens
The list author says:
  "I love this show. It's terribly underrated. It's an energizing score from the same team as Ragtime. You'll be singing these songs all day long."
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1996 Broadway Revival Cast)
23.  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1996 Broadway Revival Cast) by Stephen Sondheim
The list author says:
  "Probably my favorite musical of all time. And this revival is just fantastic. Nathan Lane is the perfect Pseudolus. The orchestrations are wonderful and the performances are too."
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Jesus Christ Super Star
24.  Jesus Christ Super Star by Barry Dennen
The list author says:
  "This is such a wonderful show. It never gets old. "Heaven on their Minds" is still my absolute favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber Song ever!"
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The Wild Party (Original Off-Broadway Cast)
25.  The Wild Party (Original Off-Broadway Cast) by Idina Menzel
The list author says:
  "Lippa's Wild Party is better than La Chiusa's in many ways. This cast is much better. I love Eartha, but her style gets old quick. Taye and Idina and Julia are so superb in this show! Great score!!!"
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