Blog Index

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre Terms, Definitions, Etc.
May I Have a Definition?
The ABC's of Broadway Musicals: A Civilian's Guide

George M. Cohan, Inventor of the American Musical
Shoot the Storyteller in the Neck
Life is Like a Musical Comedy
Crazy for the Red, Blue, and White

The End of Rodgers & Hammerstein
But That Was Once Upon a Time
I've Never Felt So Bare
RIP, R&H
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Sound

Hal Prince
RIP Hal Prince

Black Musical Theatre History
Fascinatin' Rhythm
Bubbling Brown Sugar

Meta-Musicals
Meta-Musicals
Finishing the Fucking Hat

The New Golden Age of Musical Theatre
And You're Shining Like the Brightest Star
See, I've Got a Vision
The State of the Art
One Day More to Revolution
The Time-Honored Way the Game is Played
Who Am I?
It's Today!
Everything's Changed

The Neo Musical Comedy
Shoot the Storyteller in the Neck
Boom-Chicka-Chicka
Sweet Understanding
Welcome to the Renaissance

The Neo Rock Musical
Gonna Take Control and Rock Your Soul
Those Magic Changes

The New Movie Musical
The New Movie Musical

Respect for Musicals
Crazy for You
That's How to Throw a Party
No Shit, Bucky Beaver
Sweet Understanding
Crazy for the Red, Blue, and White
Welcome to the Renaissance

Acting in Musicals
I Wouldn't Change a Thing About It
Welcome to the Renaissance

Choreographing a Non-Dance Number in a Musical
Causing a Commotion

Musicals and Human Connection
Connect, George

Directing Musicals
Soda Pop and Ritalin
Searching in the Dark
Nothing Can Touch This
One More Vivid Verbal Picture
The Information Age of Hysteria
Causing a Commotion
Welcome to the Renaissance
RIP Hal Prince

Emotion in Musicals
I Went Where the Music Took Me
Wandering Through the Wilderness

The Lie of Escapism
The Dark I Know So Well

Musicals and Shakespeare
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Milan, I'll Lick You Yet
Symphony

Musical Theatre Script Collections
Into the Words

Musical Theatre Song Types
We Need Some Light

Musical Theatre Truths
It's True, So Nu?

Musicals and Project Runway
10 Reasons Project Runway Is Like Musical Theatre

Musicals and Star Trek
The Intersection of Star Trek and Musical Theatre

Musicals and Storytelling
The Dark I Know So Well
I Went Where the Music Took Me
Someone Tell the Story
Pump Up the Volume

New Line Theatre

About New Line Theatre
I Got the Musical Right Here
And You're Shining Like the Brightest Star
Into the Woods You Go Again
Hold Me, Bat Boy!
We're Lucky to Be Us
Hey, Remember When...?
We Still Have the Magic
Defying Gravity
Time and Music Make a Song
Swaggy and Unexpectable
Fuck the Fourth Wall
It is the Music of the People
12 Musicals I Will Do Before I Die

New Line's Celebrity Endorsements
"New Line Theatre Is Saving the Musical."

New Line Year-End Poems
'Twas a Year Full of New Line, 2013
'Twas a Year Full of New Line, 2014
'Twas a Year Full of New Line, 2015
'Twas a Year Full of New Line, 2016
'Twas a Year Full of New Line, 2017
'Twas a Year Full of New Line, 2018
'Twas a Year Full of New Line, 2019
'Twas a Year Full of New Line, 2020

New Line and the History of Our Art Form
I'm Young and Scrappy
This World Will Remember Us

New Line and Sondheim
You're On to Something, Bobby

New Line's Honor from the St. Louis Theater Circle
No Other Path, No Other Way

New Line's Casting Philosophy
I Believe

Artistic Director Scott Miller's Musical Theatre Background
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and Musicals
Suddenly There is Meaning
Portrait of a Boy
And as for Fortune and-as-for-Fame
Only By Attempting the Absurd Can You Achieve the Ridiculous
Funny Girl, Whistle, and Fiddler, Oh My!
9 Musicals Written by New Line Artistic Director Scott Miller
All the Musicals Artistic Director Scott Miller Has Seen in New York
Top Ten Ways Scott Miller's Mom Supported his Artsy Dreams
12 Musicals I Will Do Before I Die
Organize Your Information, ‘Til We Rise to the Occasion
Tick Tock Goes the Clock! 25 Years!
What Do Hamilton, Hermes, Usher, Celie, Evan, Benny, Haywood, and Bonnie & Clyde Have in Common?

Artistic Director Scott Miller's Posts About His Books
Scott's Books, July 2018
Scott's Books, February 2021
Strike Up the Band: A New History of Musical Theatre
Strike Up the Band: A New History of Musical Theatre
Strike Up the Band: A New History of Musical Theatre
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and Musicals
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and Musicals
Night of the Living Show Tunes
Night of the Living Show Tunes
Broadway Musical Christmas Carols
Shellie Shelby Shares the Spotlight
The ABCs of Broadway Musicals
Hamilton and the New Revolution
Hamilton and the New Revolution

Specific Musicals and Songs

American Idiot
Anyone Can Whistle's "Simple"
Assassins and Hamilton
bare (2012 revival)
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
The Blue Flower
Bonnie & Clyde
The Book of Mormon
La Cage aux Folles (2010 revival)
Camelot's "Simple Joys of Maidenhood" and "The Lusty Month of May"
Chicago - A Video Glossary
Cop Rock
Cradle Will Rock (1999 film)
Fame (film)
Floyd Collins (research)
Follies (2011 revival)
42nd Street
Grease
Grease's "Those Magic Changes"
Grease Live on TV
Grey Gardens
Hamilton and Hip-Hop Musicals
What Rhymes with Hamilton?
Lost Horizon (1973 film)
Lysistrata Jones
Man of La Mancha's "The Imposssible Dream"
Merrily We Roll Along
Les Misérables and God
The Music Man Glossary
No, No, Nanette
Pippin (2013 revival) #1
Pippin (2013 revival) #2
Popeye (film)
Rent (2011 revival)
The Rocky Horror Show #1
The Rocky Horror Show #2
Rocky Horror's "Science Fiction Double Feature"
The Scottsboro Boys
Show Boat's "Ol' Man River"
Sunday in the Park's "Finishing the Hat"
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Two Gents, Next to Normal, Hair, Toxic Avenger (New York trip, 2009)
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

To read Scott's blog posts chronicling the creative process behind the shows New Line Theatre has produced (he blogs about each show from the first rehearsal through closing night), scroll down to the bottom of the left-hand column on the blog, where you can either search the blog for keywords, or you can choose a particular year to browse.

Other Topics

Actors
I Like What I See
The People's Voice
I Wouldn't Change a Thing About It

Adult Language
Bloody and Cursed
Bitch! Bitch! Bitch!

The Age of Mash-Up
Bloody King Oedipus!
13 Tales of the Weird

What is Art?
The 7 Lively Arts

Audiences
I Am Flame and I Am Fire
The Dark I Know So Well
That Moment of Truth

Auditions
I Believe
God, I Hope I Get It!

Broadway HD Channel
Broadway Hot Damn!

Christmas
Top 10 TV Christmas Musicals
Christmas Will Be a Little More Broadway This Year!

Comedy
Switchblades Laughin' at a Butter Knife
Welcome to the Renaissance

The COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID Baby (with apologies to Mr. Sondheim)

The Fourth Wall
Fuck the Fourth Wall!

Fundraising
When You Help Others, You Can't Help Helping Yourself
It's a Feature, Not a Bug

Funko POP!
Broadway-Themed Funko POP! Figures

HBO
It's Not TV. It's HBO.

The Hero Myth
Wandering Through the Wilderness
The Dark I Know So Well

Marijuana
A Great Big Cloud of Smoke

Marketing
Order Before Midnight Tonight

The Muny
Muny 101
Suddenly There is Meaning
Meet Me at the Muny

Oedipus
Bloody King Oedipus!
It’s Pandemonium and Plague!

Race
There's a Road We Must Travel
The New Theatre Hero for the #MeToo/BLM Era

Research
Cave City, Comma, Capital K, Capital Y
Organize Your Information, ‘Til We Rise to the Occasion
What Do Hamilton, Hermes, Usher, Celie, Evan, Benny, Haywood, and Bonnie & Clyde Have in Common?

Silence
No, I Won't Leave Till I Win

The Tony Awards
Jesus, I Just Got to Win

Donald Trump
Attemd the Tale of Donald Trump
Quid Pro Quo

John Waters
I Don't Mean to Be Rude

Fun Lists

Top Ten Totally Painless Ways to Support New Line
35 Signs That You May Be a Hardcore Musical Theatre Fan
10 Reasons It's Great to Be a Musical Theatre Fan
25 Reasons to Love Musical Theatre
10 Reasons Why St. Louis Theatre Rocks
The 12 Worst Types at Auditions
The 10 Worst Types in Rehearsals
25 Cool Musical Theatre Interviews
15 Coolest New Line Shows
10 Alternative Musicals You Might Not Know
10 Older Shows New Line Should Do
12 Musicals Scott Will Do Before He Dies
25 Musicals That Are Darker Than You Think
10 Great Musicals Pre-1964
The Most Interesting Musicals Throughout History
10 Musical Theatre Titles We Take for Granted
13 Musicals Based on Movies You Probably Haven't Seen
13 Really Sexist Musicals
12 Movies That Should Be Stage Musicals
Musicals Live on Video
Scott Miller's Analysis and Background Essays on Musicals
Scott Miller's Books, Scripts, and Scores on Amazon
Great Documentaries about Musical Theatre
10 Novels That Musicals Are Based On
10 Lesser Known Movie Musicals
Musical Theatre Writers' Favorite Movie Musicals
10 Great Movies About Musicals
Top 10 TV Christmas Musicals
Great Gift Ideas for Musical Theatre Freaks
Top 10 Desert Island Musical Theatre Books
From Stage to Page: Pandemic Edition
Non-Musical-Theatre Books and Videos for Musical Theatre Artists
10 Reasons Project Runway Is Like Musical Theatre
Political Musicals
Musicals the GOP Needs to See
Musical Theatre Doppelgangers for the 2016 Presidential Candidates
A Presidential Cabinet of Musical Theatre Characters
Fellini, Fosse, Woody, Sondheim, and Stew: A DIY Film Festival
Collective Nouns for Theatre People
Top 10 Hidden Gems on New Line's Website
10 Cool Things on New Line's YouTube Channel
9 Musicals Written by New Line Artistic Director Scott Miller
All the Musicals Artistic Director Scott Miller Has Seen in New York
Top Ten Ways Scott Miller's Mom Supported his Artsy Dreams

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