I saw the Broadway show in mid-July, just a couple of months after it had opened. The show is one of the most enjoyable Broadway productions I've ever attended, with a great cast ensemble, collection of 80's music, and very funny. Everyone left the theater in high spirits. The CD does an excellent job of bringing the show back to life. Adding dialogue from the show in the soundtrack is a very nice touch and many of the musical arrangements are more fun to listen to than the versions from the original artists. If you're in NYC, by all means see the show. You won't be disappointed.