Mark your calendars! Walt Disney records will be releasing Mary Poppins: The Live Cast Recording on Tuesday, April 5th! The recording is from the stage musical Mary Poppins, and was recorded over five performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne.
According to reports, this latest recording has been polished, refined and changed since the best-selling 2005 London cast recording. One of the biggest changes? The inclusion of “Playing the Game,” a new song that first made its debut in the Broadway production but is now included in all worldwide productions.
Producers Cameron Mackintosh and Thomas Schumacher had this to say in the album’s notes:
“We knew on opening night that we had something special and we decided then and there to capture the magic with a live cast recording. This recording also gives us the chance to present listeners with a permanent record of the show as it has evolved since the Original London Cast recording from 2005. We have done so much work on the musical score since then, first on Broadway, then on the US Tour, and some final tweaks in rehearsal in Australia.”
Considering that Mary Poppins is one of the biggest stage musical successes to come from London or New York in many years, it makes sense to release a new live recording to capture the moment. To date, the six productions of the stage show have grossed over $521 million; entertained 7 million guests; and has collectively run for 11.5 years. Additionally, the musical has won 35 major theatre awards, including the Evening Standard, Tony and Olivier awards.
The track list will include:
1. Prologue/Chim Chim Cher-ee
2. Cherry Tree Lane (Part 1)
3. The Perfect Nanny
4. Cherry Tree Lane (Part 2)
5. Practically Perfect
6. Jolly Holiday
7. Let’s Hope She Will Stay
8. A Spoonful of Sugar
9. Precision and Order
10. Feed the Birds
12. Playing the Game
13. Chim Chim Cher-ee (Reprise)
14. Entr’Acte: Run Away
15. Brimstone and Treacle (Part 1)
16. Let’s Go Fly A Kite
17. Good For Nothing
18. Being Mrs. Banks (Reprise)
19. Brimstone and Treacle (Part 2)
20. Step In Time
21. A Man Has Dreams/A Spoonful of Sugar (Reprise)
22. Anything Can Happen
23. – 24. The Task Is Done/A Shooting Star
25. Bows/ Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Reprise)
You can purchase Mary Poppins: The Live Cast Recording by visiting Amazon.com, iTunes, barnesandnoble.com, as well as other select retailers. Theatres where the musical is performed will also have the recording available for purchase.