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The Saturday List: Favourite Songs from 1980s Musicals

Choosing ten favourite songs from 1980s musicals was considerably easier than choosing songs for similar lists from the 1960s and 1970s. There just weren’t as many great shows with great scores in the 1980s. Ranking the songs is another story. Continue reading

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Longest Running Broadway Musicals

This is the list as it stands at present, with the shows that have moved up the list since last October in green. 1. The Phantom of the Opera – 9179 performances, still running 2. Cats – 7485 performances 3. … Continue reading

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“Discouraging Words”: Lyrics for Musical Theatre

In 1998, Steven Winn wrote an article about lyric writing in contemporary musical theatre for the San Francisco Chronicle: Discouraging Words. The general thrust of his article is that “Broadway lyrics, with a few exceptions, have lost the wit and … Continue reading

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STARLIGHT EXPRESS: Perfect for Animation?

Don’t you think that Starlight Express would work brilliantly as a CGI film? I think it’s possibly the only way to imagine an effective film adaptation of the show, especially if it was produced by a company like PIXAR who … Continue reading

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