The Light in the Piazza
This is the highest concentration of good notes all in one place that I have heard in recent memory. And it may be one of the most original and advanced takes on “pop” music since Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life 25 years ago. Musical theatre is not usually an area that i follow closely but when i heard “Where Glory Goes” from his first show (“Floyd Collins”) I knew that I had a new favorite. I saw “Piazza” live four times during its run in NY and have listened to the soundtrack album regularly since it came out – and I cannot recommend it highly enough.