The Album: The original Broadway cast recording of Newsies
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Where you heard it first: On Broadway! Although it's based on the 1992 Disney movie of the same name, the music from the Broadway musical is different and, in my opinion, better than the original.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: Jeremy Jordan, Ben Fankhauser, and Kara Lindsay bring the lead roles of this amazing Broadway musical and Disney classic to life. As we've said before on the podcast, it certainly makes a difference when the music is sung by people who can actually sing. If you grew up in the 90's, you're already familiar with many of these great songs like "King of New York" and "Carrying the Banner", but there's nothing quite like listening to Jeremy Jordan belt out that last note in "Santa Fe".
Why you recommend it to our listeners: I don't think I can say enough good things about this musical. After seeing it on Broadway with Corey Cott playing Jack Kelly, Ben Fankhauser as Davey, and Kara Lindsay as Katherine, it quickly became my favorite musical. I highly recommend this music to our listeners, especially if you love musical theatre.
-- Kelly Lee