It seems the way the world is today, not only because of Covid, has made us grimmer and bluer. Unfortunately, the new musicals aren’t happy ones, and we need more musical comedy to lift our hearts. So, yes, 2021 was a poor year for musicals like me, the ones who love the traditional Broadway sound.
Anyway, as usual, I made my year choices among the, more or less, 68 new related releases and here they are. In order to get an idea, take a look at my 20 FAVORITE SCORES of all time.
First, the “Jorge’s Place Awards”; then my “Top Nine” new recordings of 2020, in preference order and not including reissues.