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The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2017

12 January 2018 by Emily Moulder
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The Curtain Up Show, the weekly theatre chat show on Resonance FM (DAB and 104.4fm), has revealed the winners for Best UK Cast Recording, Best American Cast Recording and Best Solo Album of 2017, as voted for by the public!

With over 17,000 votes cast, the winners have today been announced for The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2017, in association with TodayTix. Plus, one lucky voter has also won a £100 gift card!

The winners were revealed live on The Curtain Up Show on Resonance FM this afternoon by Tim McArthur and Nathan Matthews, in the first episode of the weekly chat show’s 17th series. They said of the vote, “We’re delighted by the phenomenal response with the voting. It was hard enough whittling it down to just six nominees for each category, so we’re just glad that the final decision was left to our listeners. That’s the hard job!”

Tim and Nathan also let us know their thoughts on the lucky winners:

BEST UK CAST RECORDING
Dreamgirls – Original London Cast Recording WINNER!
42nd Street – 2017 London Cast Recording
Bat Out Of Hell The Musical – Original Cast Recording
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Original Concept Recording
Girl From The North Country – Original London End Cast Recording
The Wind in the Willows – Cast Recording

Dreamgirls is one of the most visually stunning musicals currently playing in London. The Original London Cast Recording featuring a wonderful score by Henry Krieger captures perfectly the essence of the production.”

BEST AMERICAN CAST RECORDING
Dear Evan Hansen – Original Broadway Cast Recording – WINNER!
Anastasia – Original Broadway Cast Recording
Come From Away – Original Broadway Cast Recording
Hello, Dolly! – New Broadway Cast Recording
Spongebob Squarepants – Original Cast Recording
Sunday in the Park with George – 2017 Broadway Cast Recording

Dear Evan Hansen is a quite simply a cultural phenomenon. We were lucky enough to see the production on Broadway last year and were utterly blown away by Ben Platt and the entire company. We just know that London audiences are going to love this show when it (eventually) makes its way across the pond! Benj Pasek & Justin Paul are miracle workers. They’ve created a musical masterpiece, and if you’ve seen their latest work (The Greatest Showman) you’ll know they’re certainly not one trick ponies!”

BEST SOLO ALBUM
Collabro – Home – WINNER!
Leading Ladies – Songs From The Stage
Marisha Wallace – Soul Holiday
Patti LuPone – Don’t Monkey With Broadway
Rachel Tucker – On The Road
Sheridan Smith – Sheridan

“Collabro just keep going from strength to strength! Their third studio album, Home, is a love letter to some of the greatest musical theatre songs of all time. We can’t wait to hear what their next album has in store!”

Congratulations to all the nominees and the lucky winners!

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