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See What I Wanna See Cast Album Lands on Billboard Chart

The original cast recording of Michael John LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See has landed at #6 on Billboard's Top Cast Albums Chart.

The Decca Broadway OBC of Wicked--also featuring Idina Menzel--remains perched at the top spot of the chart, while The Color Purple (on Angel Records) and Mamma Mia! (on Decca Broadway), Jersey Boy (on Rhino) and the Rent highlights cast album (on Dreamworks) placed above See What I Wanna See, which was released by Ghostlight Records on March 7th.

The Top Cast Album Charts--on which the previously-released Wicked debuted as #1 on January 12th--is a relatively new Billboard feature designed to give more media exposure to a often overlooked musical genre. There are 15 slots on the chart, which is one of 112 Billboard tables measuring sales of albums.

Starring Tony Award-winner Menzel, Marc Kudisch, Mary Testa, Aaron Lohr and Henry Stram, See What I Wanna See opened on October 30th at the Public Theater and played through December 4th, 2005. Based on three Ryunosuke Akutagawa pieces ("In the Grove," "The Dragon" and "Kesa and Morito") from Rashomon and Other Stories (which inspired the famous Kurasawa film), the musical was described as concerning: "A park. A thief. A priest. A psychic. A miracle. A lie. The truth. From a mysterious murder in Central Park to the miracle of a devastated city's rebirth, New York stories of faith, loss and redemption are explored."

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