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Playlist of the week: 30 Broadway essentials to bring out your inner Rachel Berry

It's been a big week for Broadway. Actress Brittney Johnson debuted as the first Glinda of color in "Wicked." Carole King made a surprise appearance as herself in "Beautiful," a show based on King's life, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the musical. Broadway's beloved Dolly of "Hello, Dolly!" Carol Channing died at age 97. Lin-Manuel Miranda returned to his title role in "Hamilton," this time brought to Puerto Rico. Draped in the country's flag, Miranda struggled to get through the song "Hurricane," and the show raised almost $15 million towards hurricane relief.

Our "Hamilton"-heavy broadway essential playlist features a familiar tune by Carol Channing and hits from big Broadway shows like "Wicked." It's sure to invoke nostalgia and have you singing and dancing around the house.


Satisfied - Renée Elise Goldsberry, Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton

Wait For It - Leslie Odom Jr., Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton

That Would Be Enough - Phillipa Soo, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Non-Stop - Leslie Odom Jr., Lin-Manuel Miranda, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton

What'd I Miss - Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton

Say No To This - Jasmine Cephas-Jones, Leslie Odom Jr., Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sydney James Harcourt, Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton

One Last Time - Christopher Jackson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton

Burn - Phillipa Soo

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story - Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend - Jule Styne, Carol Channing, Milton Rosenstock

Omigod You Guys - Annaleigh Ashford, Delta Nus, Dequina Moore, Laura Bell Bundy, Leslie Kritzer

Defying Gravity - From "Wicked" Original Broadway Cast Recording/2003 - Stephen Schwartz, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Stephen Oremus, Alex Lacamoire

For Good - From "Wicked" Original Broadway Cast Recording/2003 - Stephen Schwartz, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Stephen Oremus, Alex Lacamoire

Sex Is in the Heel - Billy Porter, Tory Ross, Marcus Neville, Stark Sands, Kinky Boots Ensemble

Soul of a Man - Stark Sands

Sugar Daddy - Hedwig And The Angry Inch - Original Broadway Cast

Boulevard of Broken Dreams - feat. John Gallagher Jr., Rebecca Naomi Jones, Stark Sands, Company [Album Version] - Green Day

All I Ask Of You - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Patrick Wilson, Emmy Rossum

Mama Who Bore Me - Lea Michele, Original Broadway Cast Recording/2006

Don't Rain On My Parade - Barbra Streisand

Memory - Andrew Lloyd Webber, "Cats" 1983 Broadway Cast 

Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Patti LuPone

Annie: Tomorrow - Charles Strouse, Andrea McArdle, Peter Howard

Circle Of Life - Tsidii Le Loka, Ensemble - The Lion King, Lebo M., Faca Kulu

I Just Can't Wait To Be King - Scott Irby-Ranniar, Ensemble - The Lion King, Geoff Hoyle, Kajuana Shuford

And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going - Original Broadway Cast/1982 - Jennifer Holliday

On My Own - New York/Original Broadway Cast Version/1987 - Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, John Caird, Herbert Kretzmer, Trevor Robert Nunn, Frances Ruffelle, Robert Bilig

Good Morning Baltimore (From "Hairspray") - Marissa Jaret Winokur

Welcome to the 60's - Marissa Jaret Winokur, Harvey Fierstein, Shayna Steele, Kamilah Martin, Judine Richárd

Seasons Of Love - Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Taye Diggs, Gwen Stewart, Byron Utley


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