By Marc Snetiker
Updated March 28, 2012 at 08:01 PM EDT


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Before Disney’s Newsies celebrates its big opening night on Broadway, there’s another reason to seize the day: the show’s original cast recording, which is set to be released digitally on April 10 and in stores on May 15. Pre-orders for the album have already begun on iTunes, and if you haven’t already heard the toe-tapping score by Disney legend Alan Menken and lyricist Jack Feldman, then you best click over here to see­ — or hear — what everyone’s been singing about.

EW got its hands on an exclusive video from behind the scenes in the studio, where the Newsies gathered to record the original cast album, featuring songs from the cult 1992 film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day” and, on the physical release, a special rendition of “Santa Fe,” performed by Jeremy Jordan and accompanied by Alan Menken. Take a peek below to see what goes into making a cast recording:

The track list for the Newsies Original Broadway Cast Recording:

  1. Overture
  2. Santa Fe (Prologue)
  3. Carrying the Banner
  4. The Bottom Line*
  5. That’s Rich*
  6. I Never Planned on You/Don’t Come a-Knocking*
  7. The World Will Know
  8. Watch What Happens*
  9. Seize the Day
  10. Santa Fe
  11. King of New York
  12. Watch What Happens (Reprise)*
  13. The Bottom Line (Reprise)*
  14. Brooklyn’s Here*
  15. Something to Believe In*
  16. Once and For All
  17. Finale

*New original songs written for the stage production

Broadway-lovin’ PopWatchers, are you as fanatical about Newsies as I am? Have you made your way to the Nederlander Theatre yet? Will you also be pre-ordering the cast recording and singing it endlessly in the shower?

Read more:

On the scene with Broadway’s ‘Newsies’: ‘Christian Bale, come see our show!’

‘Joyful Noise’ star Jeremy Jordan to lead Broadway’s ‘Newsies’

Newsies: The Musical

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