Masterworks Broadway and Broadway Records released the original Broadway cast recording of Tim Minchin’s hit new musical Groundhog Day, starring Andy Karl and Barrett Doss, and no joke, I just have it playing on repeat all day—it’s so damn good. Below, BroadwayBox reacts in GIF to hearing the cast recording for the first time.
1. Overture (Band)
Starts fun and jazzy and then becomes very ominous.
2. There Will be Sun (Company)
Very Celtic feeling and very pretty.
3. Day One (Andy Karl & Company)
I am so impressed with Tim Minchin’s music and lyrics on this show. It’s so smart and adult, yet it’s super catchy and really pleasing to listen to. The arc of this 10-minute-long song is brilliant. Also, #TeamAndy
4. Day Two (Andy Karl & Company)
I’m honestly obsessed with the “who is that/who is that emerging from his burrow” intros each of these has. Still living my life.
5. Day Three (Andy Karl & Company)
You could totally listen to “Day One” as a stand-alone song but the rest you need to hear chronologically.
6. Stuck (Andy Karl, Josh Lamon, Gerard Canonico, Tari Kelly)
Not only a seriously funny song but also an interesting commentary on the healthcare industry.
7. Nobody Cares (Andy Karl, Andrew Call, Raymond J. Lee)
I just added this to all my most listened to B'way playlists. It's so funny and the country music sound is so good. It's impossible to stand still during this.
8. Philandering (Company)
The track is almost entirely instrumental and it's sooo smooth...such a cool way to rearrange the song we keep hearing over and over.
9. One Day (Barrett Doss, Andy Karl & Company)
Not only is this prob my favorite track rn, but Barrett Doss better SLAY. Damn! Such a wonderful story song and a killer act one closer.
10. Entr’acte (Band)
And we're back in it with that familiar, danceable music.
11. Playing Nancy (Rebecca Faulkenberry)
Justice for "Playing Nancy"! It's a great, heartbreaking song and Rebecca sings it so well. Think of it as the "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" or "Another Life" of GHD.
12. Hope (Andy Karl & Company)
Damn, Andy Karl set fire to that song! Felt like a rock song you would have heard on the radio in the early 2000s.
13. Everything About You (Andy Karl)
Very nice, very sweet, and so different than what he just did in the song before.
14. If I Had My Time Again (Barrett Doss, Andy Karl, & Company)
I've been singing this song for weeks. I am going to play this song out this summer and you should too. Get it on those playlists.
15. Everything About You Reprise (Andy Karl)
16. Night Will Come (John Sanders)
Gorgeous. So moving. I have chills.
17. Philanthropy (Company)
This too is mostly instrumental (and it's a wonderful moment on stage). If anything it made me really appreciate the thought and nuance that Minchin put into the score's themes and repetition.
18. Punxsutawney Rock (Tari Kelly & Company)
19. Seeing You (Andy Karl & Company)
Selfie. Me listening to this wonderful cast recording. This final song was beautiful and emotional. I'm going to have this album on an endless loop.
Experience these Groundhog Day songs live with the incredible staging at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre.