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Three Cheers for the Delectable Cast Recording of Love’s Labour’s Lost

July 31st, 2014 by

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So here’s what you need to know: last summer, The Public Theater produced a musical version of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and it was pretty glorious. The show reunited Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’s Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman and starred Violet’s Colin Donnell, Gentleman’s Guide’s Bryce Pinkham, Mormon’s Daniel Breaker, the super-talented Patti Murin and screen star Maria Thayer (just to name a few). Well, God bless Sh-k-Boom because they reunited the cast to record an album, and it’s so freakin’ fun. Below, BroadwayBox reacts as we journey back to Central Park and relive Love’s Labour’s Lost.

1. Prologue (Daniel Breaker, Colin Donnell, Bryce Pinkham, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe)

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So brooding, dark and mysterious.

2. Young Men (Colin Donnell, Bryce Pinkham & Lucas Near-Verbrugghe)

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3. Hey Boys (Maria Thayer, Kimiko Glenn, Audrey Lynn Weston & Patti Murin)

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Sing it, girls.

4. Hey Boys [Reprise] (Maria Thayer, Kimiko Glenn, Audrey Lynn Weston & Patti Murin)

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5. I Love Cats (Justin Levine)

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6. Jaquenetta (Caesar Samayoa & Company)

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7. Brabant Song, Pt. 1 (Andrew Durand, Colin Donnell & Maria Thayer)

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This song is so adorable. Bravo, Michael Friedman. How can you not smile?

8. Brabant Song, Pt. 2 (Andrew Durand, Bryce Pinkham, Audrey Lynn Weston, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Kimiko Glenn, Colin Donnell, Maria Thayer & Daniel Breaker)

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9. Brabant Song, Pt. 3 (Justin Levine, Caesar Samayoa & Colin Donnell)

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10. Change of Heart (Colin Donnell)

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Perfection. Even if you don’t download the whole album, you must own at least this song.

11. Rich People (Charlie Pollack, Kevin Del Aguila & Rebecca Naomi Jones)

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Yes! This song is a hoot and so dancey. If you like the ‘Bloody Bloody’ score, download this one first.

12. Academia (Daniel Breaker, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Colin Donnell & Bryce Pinkham)

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#Random.

13. Love's a Gun (Rebecca Naomi Jones)

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Girl, that was amazing. AMAZING. Get it, RNJ!

14. The King's Sonnet (Daniel Breaker)

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Yeah…that was smooth as hell.

15. Dumaine's Sonnet (Lucas Near-Verbrugghe & Kevin Del Aguila)

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16. Longaville's Sonnet (Bryce Pinkham & Company)

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This sonnet is total fun.

17. Are You a Man? (Colin Donnell, Bryce Pinkham, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Daniel Breaker & Caesar Samayoa)

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I feel pumped up.

18. It's Not a Good Idea (Patti Murin, Maria Thayer, Kimiko Glenn, Audrey Lynn Weston, Andrew Durand & Rebecca Naomi Jones)

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19. To Be with You (Colin Donnell, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Bryce Pinkham, Daniel Breaker & Justin Levine)

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Doesn’t get better than that.

20. Stop Your Heart (Maria Thayer)

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21. I Don't Need Love (Patti Murin & Daniel Breaker)

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Very sweet.

22. The Tuba Song (Company)

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Yeah, you’re going to definitely want to add this to a few playlists.

23. The Owl and the Cuckoo (Caesar Samayoa, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kevin Del Aguila, Rachel Dratch, Charlie Pollack & Justin Levine)

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That was all kinds of lovely...the whole album.