The lights! The drama! And, after all, the music! There’s nothing fairly like a Broadway present—and all the grandeur and expertise that comes with it. As a bona fide theater child, I grew up watching the Tony Awards and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade annually on TV with unwavering consideration; pre-YouTube, these had been the moments when folks across the nation might get a glimpse of what was taking place in New York Metropolis.
All this to say, it’s with nice pleasure that I unveil this week’s playlist: one of the best Broadway present tunes to maintain you shifting all through your total exercise. And OK, I already hear you shouting out of your balcony seat: You’re not so certain about figuring out to Broadway present tunes. However earlier than you dip out at intermission, know that (a) Broadway-themed exercise lessons are a factor, and they’re very talked-about, and (b) these songs are simply as upbeat as any of our different bang-up exercise playlists.
Right here, you’ll discover a hearty dose of contemporary musicals, a number of of which have very pop-friendly soundtracks. Issues kick off with “Bigger Than Life” from & Juliet, and, sure, it’s that Backstreet Boys music. You’ll additionally discover sing-along hits from SIX, Hadestown, The E-book of Mormon, Hamilton, and a music from the revival of Oklahoma!, that includes Tony Award–winner Ali Stroker.
For individuals who love the rock period of Broadway, there are tracks from Inexperienced Day’s American Fool, Duncan Sheik’s Spring Awakening, and Jonathan Larson’s Hire. And if all of that is sounding a bit too trendy for you, there are additionally songs from Something Goes, The Music Man, West Aspect Story, and Chicago.
So for those who’ve bought jazz palms, carry ’em. And press play on this tracklist.