Blog Index

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre Terms and Definitions

George M. Cohan, Inventor of the American Musical

The End of Rodgers & Hammerstein


The New Golden Age of Musical Theatre

The Neo Musical Comedy

The Neo Rock Musical

The New Movie Musical

Respect for Musicals"

Acting in Musicals

Choreographing a Non-Dance Number in a Musical

Musicals and Human Connection

Directing Musicals

Emotion in Musicals

The Lie of Escapism

Musicals and Shakespeare

Musicals and Star Trek

Musicals and Storytelling

New Line Theatre

About New Line Theatre

New Line Year-End Poems

New Line and Sondheim

New Line's Honor from the St. Louis Theater Circle

New Line's Casting Philosophy

Artistic Director Scott Miller's Musical Theatre Background

Specific Musicals and Songs

American Idiot

Anyone Can Whistle's "Simple"

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"

Cop Rock

Cradle Will Rock (1999 film)

Fame (film)

Floyd Collins (research)

Follies (2011 revival)

42nd Street


Grease Live on TV

Grey Gardens

Hamilton and Hip-Hop Musicals

Man of La Mancha's "The Imposssible Dream"

Lysistrata Jones

Merrily We Roll Along

The Music Man Glossary

Pippin (2013 revival)

Rent (2011 revival)

The Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror's "Science Fiction Double Feature"

The Scottsboro Boys

Show Boat's "Ol' Man River"

Sunday in the Park's "Finishing the Hat"

Two Gents, Next to Normal, Hair, Toxic Avenger (New York trip, 2009)

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


Adult Language

What is Art?




The Fourth Wall


The Hero Myth


The Muny




The Tony Awards

Donald Trump

John Waters

Fun Lists

10 Reasons It's Great to Be a Musical Theatre Fan

25 Reasons to Love Musical Theatre

10 Reasons Why St. Louis Theatre Rocks

25 Cool Musical Theatre Interviews

15 Coolest New Line Shows

10 Alternative Musicals You Might Not Know

10 Older Shows New Line Should Do

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

12 Movies That Should Be Stage Musicals

Musicals Live on Video

Scott Miller's Analaysis and Background Essays on Musicals

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

10 Top TV Christmas Musicals

10 Top Desert Island Musical Theatre Books

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

Musicals Written by New Line Artistic Director Scott Miller

All the Musicals Artistic Director Scott Miller Has Seen in New York

"Fellini, Fosse, Woody, Sondheim, and Stew"

Top 10 Hidden Gems on New Line's Website

10 Cool Things on New Line's YouTube Channel

The Worst Types at Auditions

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