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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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1 to 5 Musical Theatre Month: Sondheim’s Post-Prince Shows

Even though it has been more than 30 years since Merrily We Roll Along flopped on Broadway and put an end to his fruitful collaboration with director-producer Harold Prince, Stephen Sondheim has only written five complete and completely new musicals … Continue reading

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March Monikers: “Bobby and Jackie and Jack”

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. Steeped in dramatic irony that is provided by the distance of time, “Bobby and Jackie and Jack” is a song written by the characters that … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Encores!

I think most musical theatre fans know that Merrily We Roll Along will be receiving an Encores! production in February 2012. Directed by James LaPine, the show will star Colin Donnell as Frank, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Mary, Lin-Manuel Miranda as … Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Haiku Month: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Merrily We Roll Along Looking back in time Songs and old friends and money Evasive rich joy Want to write your own Merrily We Roll Along haiku? Head to the comment box and give it a try!

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30 Musicals in 30 Days: Long Time No See

Post a song from a musical that you haven’t listened to (or seen) in a while. There are many of these. Which should I choose? I think I’ll go with Merrily We Roll Along, the musical flop that basically ended … Continue reading

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Crazy Concepts for Classic Shows: the Sondheim Edition

Sometimes “crazy concepts” – ideas that attempt to breathe new life in to classic musicals – make it all the way into production. Although some of these concepts are not necessarily “crazy”, but merely unconventional, here are a couple done … Continue reading

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