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A spark to pierce the dark from Battery Park to Washington Heights

I mean, who did not see this coming?

According to the press release from Decca Classics:

Currently wowing theater-goers with her Tony-nominated performance in Carousel, Grammy-winning soprano Renée Fleming announces her new album “Broadway”, to be released on Decca Classics on Friday, September 7. Celebrating musical theater, the album features a diverse array of great songs for the stage by composers including Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Pasek & Paul, and Rogers & Hammerstein, as well as a special guest duet with the Hamilton, television and film star, Leslie Odom, Jr.

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The new recording features a wide range of Broadway hits from the 1920s to the present, in sumptuous orchestrations (many commissioned specially for this album). Among the songs are “The Sound of Music”, “The Glamorous Life” from A Little Night Music, “Tell Me on A Sunday” from Song and Dance, “Wonderful Guy” from South Pacific, “Fable” from The Light in the Piazza, and “So Big So Small” from Dear Evan Hansen.

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Broadway – Tracklisting:

  1. “Fable” from The Light in the Piazza (Guettel)
  2. “Loneliness of Evening” from South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
  3. “Children Will Listen/You”ve Got to be Taught” from Into the Woods/South Pacific(Sondheim/Rogers & Hammerstein arr. Couglin), with guest star Leslie Odom, Jr.
  4. “So Big So Small from Dear Evan Hansen (Pasek & Paul)
  5. “Something Wonderful from The King and I (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
  6. “Wonderful Guy from South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
  7. “Lay Down Your Head from Violet (Tesori/Crawley)
  8. “Down in the Depths (on the Ninetieth Floor)” from Red, Hot and Blue (Porter)
  9. “Love and Love Alone/Winter” from The Visit (Kander/Ebb)
  10. “Dear Friend” from She Loves Me (Bock/Harnick)
  11. “The Sound of Music” from The Sound of Music (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
  12. “Unusual Way” from Nine (Yeston)
  13. “Till There Was You” from The Music Man (Wilson)
  14. “The Glamorous Life” from A Little Night Music (Sondheim)
  15. “Tell Me on A Sunday” from Song and Dance (Lloyd Webber/Black)
  16. “August Winds” from The Last Ship (Sting)
  17. “All the Things You Are” from Very Warm for May (Kern/Hammerstein)