Showtune lovers take note! Tony Award Productions and Broadway Records have unveiled the second annual Tony Award® Season compilation album. The album is now on iTunes and available on CD at most major music retailers including Barnes & Noble, Target, BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com. A portion of the proceeds from the album will go to the American Theatre Wing and Broadway League’s charitable initiatives.
Each musical that opened on Broadway during the 2017-2018 season, including the 2018 Tony-nominated musicals, was invited to contribute a song to this new compilation album. A pair of the plays that opened on Broadway this season contributed tracks as well. The album also includes bonus tracks to represent this year’s Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre honorees, Chita Rivera and Andrew Lloyd Webber; and a classic cut from The Phantom of the Opera to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the logest-running show in Broadway history.
As with last year, the cover art features a specially commissioned Tony season illustration by Justin “Squigs” Robertson. The packaging will include an essay by noted musical theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper, as well as details about each show.
The 2017 album is still on sale at Amazon and other retailers.
The American Theatre Wing’s 72nd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, will air live from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 10, 2017 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT). The Tony Awards, which honors theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.