with the Grammy Awards happening this sun, who do y'allthink is the front runner to take the trophy? my vote is for HADESTOWN
Hadestown is the frontrunnner for sure. It works great as an album.However, given that the Grammys are prone to loving jukebox shows (since pop songs obviously work well as an album of standalone numbers regardless of the musical) Moulin Rouge! and Ain't Too Proud definitely have a shot. I'm still going with Hadestown though.
Hadestown is definitely winning
As much as I want to say Hadestown is going to win it, I am not counting out Moulin Rouge because it is a well-produced album with the contemporary hits, but because it's also Moulin Rouge.
Here are the nominees:Here is a list of all the principal soloists and producers for each Cast Recording:
Definitely between Hadestown and Moulin Rouge. But, Oklahoma! was my very favorite cast recording of the past year.
I've never been clear on this: Who actually votes on this category? Do you need any theater background to vote in it, or is it open to the general Grammy membership?
The production of Hadestown's album is awful and I'd be surprised if it win.
Wayman_Wong said: "I've never been clear on this: Who actually votes on this category? Do you need any theater background to vote in it, or is it open to the general Grammy membership?"They are voted on by recording industry members. The awards are for how it sounds etc ... there is no regard given for the actual shoe, it's all about how well the recording sounds
I would love to see "Oklahoma!" win. It was a spectacular recording of a well-loved, classic score, completely reimagined in an entirely new musical context. That's the sort of thing that should be rewarded by an organization that's supposed to be all about recording excellence. "Hadestown" sounded like a pretty messy recording, technically speaking, and not appreciably different than previous recordings, other than the different voices and a few new and reworked passages. If the previous versions weren't Grammy-worthy, I'm not sure why this one would be.
CopleyScott17 said: "If the previous versions weren't Grammy-worthy, I'm not sure why this one would be."Previous versions have been Grammy-worthy and were nominated in other categories. However, this category has been expanded in recent years to include concept albums, play scores like Harry Potter, and other musical theatre-adjacent albums. The live album was probably the only other album eligible in this category. And let’s be real, musical theatre voters were probably not aware of the show until it reached Broadway. In terms of why voters would want to award this particular version of the score, it’s a way for Anaïs Mitchell to have a Grammy, it’s a way for Emmy- and Tony-winning legend André De Shields to add a Grammy to his mantle, because they actually like the recording... many reasons. I think its only competition is Moulin Rouge!
''Hadestown'' probably has the edge to win. In the past decade, 6 out of 10 times, the Grammy has gone to the Tony winner for Best Musical. (''Moulin Rouge!'' made this Grammy deadline with only a day to spare; I wonder if they should've waited until next season.)
Ryantheatrekid said: "Hadestown!"We totally knew this was coming, but it's still pretty awesome. And now André is just an Oscar away from an EGOT, so fingers crossed!
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