The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
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Circle in the Square on Broadway became the musical's third home following its world premiere production at Sheffield, Massachusetts' Barrington Stage Company (in July, 2004) and sold out Off-Broadway run at Second Stage Theater (Jan-March, 2005).
The cast of Spelling Bee includes Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family"), Celia Keenan-Bolger, Derrick Baskin, Deborah S. Craig, Lisa Howard, Jose Llana, Dan Fogler, Jay Reiss and Sarah Salzberg.
Tony Award-winning Falsettos collaborators -- composer Finn (A New Brain) and director Lapine -- re-teamed on the work with newcomer librettist Rachel Sheinkin. Rebecca Feldman is credited with the concept, based on her troupe The Farm's original play C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E. Actor Reiss is credited with additional material (for his "unhelpful" contextual sentences).
1. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
2. The Spelling Rules / My Favorite Moment of the Bee 1
3. My Friend, the Dictionary
4. The First Goodbye
6. I'm Not That Smart
7. The Second Goodbye
8. Magic Foot
9. Pandemonium (Reprise) / My Favorite Moment of the Bee 2
10. Why We Like Spelling
11. Prayer of the Comfort Counselor
12. My Unfortunate Erection (Chip's Lament)
13. Woe Is Me
14. I'm Not That Smart (Reprise)
15. I Speak Six Languages
16. The I Love You Song
17. Woe Is Me (Reprise)
18. My Favorite Moment of the Bee 3 / Second
20. The Last Goodbye