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The “Happy Birthday, MISS SAIGON” Quiz

Today in 1989, Miss Saigon had its world premiere in London. Here’s a little quiz to celebrate. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Lights, Camera, Action! Ten Movie Musicals on the Way to the Silver Screen

Who doesn’t love a great movie musical? OK, there are loads of people who don’t. But I do, and it’s devastating when one doesn’t live up to its potential. On this week’s Saturday List, I’m taking a look at ten upcoming movie musicals to which I’m looking forward. Some of these are nowhere near opening day, but here’s hoping! Continue reading

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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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Musical Theatre Advent Calendar: MARTIN GUERRE

Is Martin Guerre a candidate for the show with the most revisions without ever yet fulfilling its potential? Perhaps not, but there was a time during the late 1990s where there always seemed to be a new version of the … Continue reading

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LOVE NEVER DIES: Track by Track – Part 8

Part 8 of this track-by-track commentary of Love Never Dies deals with the start of Act 2, moving onto tracks 1-3 of the second disc of the the original cast recording. 1. “Entr’acte” Act II starts off with an energetic … 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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