Interesting thread...regarding the surprising assertion that it this Cast Album may already be recorded: Perhaps DOLLY is such a well known part of the Canon already, that timing and tempos are easier to adjudicate even allowing for the nuances that Midler and Murphy et. al. will bring to the table. OR is it that shows on are increasingly "tracked" or organized within an inch of their lives, a cast pre recording might be more feasible? I, for one, would prefer, in my own "Man in the Chair" manner to imagine listening to the exhausted exhilaration of a cast recording captured on the first day off. I stream more than purchase cast albums these days anyway, and I"m looking forward to hearing this casts take on Dolly. Ticket prices being what they are, a recording is as close as I may ever get to this production!