Playbill Playlist: Cry It Out Edition | Playbill

Playbill Playlist Playbill Playlist: Cry It Out Edition Sometimes you need a little Jason Robert Brown or Pasek & Paul to let the flood gates open.
Playbill Mixtape: Cry It Out Edition Graphic by Felicia Fitzpatrick

In times of hardship and sadness, you might feel you need a good cry. Musical theatre has always been a place of expression for profound emotion. Composers like Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown, William Finn, and more possess the gift to strike us at our core and move us to tears. This week’s Playbill Mixtape is a compilation of musical theatre songs for that catharsis. We hope that when you’re feeling sad, you can lean on these songs—their beauty, their artistry, their message.

For musical theatre playlists for every mood (from Break-up Ballads to Confidence Boosters), follow Playbill on Spotify.

Think the yearning “She Used to be Mine” from Waitress. Think the longing “Bring Hime Home” from Les Misérables. Think the melancholy “What Would I Do?” from Falsettos.

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