'Now That's What I Call Music' Series to Release Broadway Album

Idina Menzel as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway.

Joan Marcus

The best-selling multi-artist album series "Now That's What I Call Music!" will release its first all-Broadway CD, including hits from CatsChicagoA Chorus Line'The Lion KingWicked and The Phantom of the Opera.

The album, set for release April 29 and featuring 18 songs usually including the original Broadway casts, will include "Seasons of Love" from Rent, "Defying Gravity" from Wicked, ''Sherry" from Jersey Boys, ''When I Grow Up" from Matilda the Musical and "Tomorrow" from Annie.

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"In curating this album, we set out to find 18 songs that represent and celebrate the rich history of Broadway from the last 40 years," Jeff Moskow, Head of A&R for "Now That's What I Call Music!" said in a statement.

The series has sold more than 250 million albums worldwide.