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Cast Recordings for Beautiful and The Bridges of Madison County Offer Audio Commentary

Broadway creatives take listeners behind the music on their cast albums in a new Ghostlight series. logo
Cast albums for Broadway's Beautiful and The Bridges of Madison County add additional audio content with commentary from the cast and creatives.
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Ghostlight Records has announced the launch of a new series, Ghostlight Shines On..., featuring exclusive audio commentary on several of its major Broadway recordings.

The series currently features commentary for Broadway's Beautiful — The Carole King Musical and The Bridges of Madison County, which earned the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Best Orchestrations. The additional content includes track-by-track discussions of the songs, the recording of the albums, the history of the shows, and personal stories behind the music.

The Beautiful commentary includes legendary songwriters Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, along with select cast members including Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller, Tony Award nominees Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector, and Jake Epstein. For The Bridges of Madison County, the additional audio content includes comments from three-time Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown and the show's leading lady Kelli O'Hara, who earned her fifth Tony Award nomination for her starring role as Francesca Johnson.

Beautiful, which tells the story of the life and career of legendary songwriter Carole King, is currently running at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Tony winner Jessie Mueller continues to lead the cast in the title role.

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