Chilina Kennedy, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Jarrod Spector, and Scott J. Campbell in a scene from Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which will be featured on the new NOW That's What I Call Broadway album.
Chilina Kennedy, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Jarrod Spector, and Scott J. Campbell in a scene from Beautiful — The Carole King Musical, which will be featured on the new NOW That's What I Call Broadway album.
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NOW That's What I Call Music!, the world's bestselling multi-artist album series, will release their first ever NOW That's What I Call Broadway! on April 29. The album will feature 18 music tracks from the original cast recordings of some of the Great White Way's most legendary shows.

NOW That's What I Call Broadway! will include hit songs from the shows Annie, Beautiful — The Carole King Musical, Cats, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Evita, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Into the Woods, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, The Phantom of the Opera, Rent, Wicked, and The Wiz.

NOW That's What I Call Music! is a joint venture from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. NOW That's What I Call Music!' debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international success. All 57 previous releases in NOW's numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard's top 10, and 19 volumes have reached No. 1.

"We're thrilled to add this distinguished and varied collection of Broadway music to our NOW! family," said Jeff Moskow, head of A&R for NOW That's What I Call Music. "In curating this album, we set out to find 18 songs that represent and celebrate the rich history of Broadway from the last 40 years. I think we've achieved that and more."