With the Tony Awards this Sunday, it's the perfect time time to survey Manhattan's musical landscape. This year's nominees include a wealth of new shows such as "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" and screen-to-stage adaptations of Rocky and Disney's Aladdin. Plus, Idina Menzel follows her star turn in Frozen with the lead role in "If/Then," a musical that reunites her with fellow Rent alumni Anthony Rapp.
Highlights from each of these new productions appear in the playlist below. Additionally, you'll find old favorites from the 1960s-set show (and soon-to-be major motion picture) "Jersey Boys," the opening number from "The Book of Mormon," an uptempo R&B hit from "Motown: The Musical", and a crowdpleasing duet from "Kinky Boots."
If you're a casual Broadway fan, this playlist might provide a chance to delve a little deeper on your next trip to the gym. At the very least it'll help you decide for whom you're going to root during the Tony broadcast.
Idina Menzel - What If? - 71 BPM
The Temptations - Get Ready - 136 BPM
Rocky Broadway Cast - Southside Celebrity - 143 BPM
Ashley Blanchet & Beautiful Ensemble - The Locomotion - 133 BPM
Jersey Boys Original Broadway Cast - December 1963 (Oh, What a Night) - 112 BPM
Constantine Maroulis, Amy Spanger & The Rock Ages Ensemble - Cum on Feel the Noize/We're Not Gonna Take It (Reprise) - 147 BPM
The Book of Mormon Original Broadway Cast - Hello! - 129 BPM
Rent Original Broadway Cast - Out Tonight - 139 BPM
Billy Porter & Stark Sands - Everybody Say Yeah - 132 BPM
James Monroe Inglehart, Adam Jacobs & Original Cast of Aladdin - Friend Like Me - 93 BPM
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