Show Spotlight

QUILT: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION is a musical based on stories for, from and about the NAMES PROJECT AIDS memorial quilt.  The book is by Jim Morgan, Merle Hubbard and John Schak, with music by Michael Stockler and lyrics by Jim Morgan. In 1987, the NAMES PROJECT AIDS Memorial Quilt was created. The physical quilt is [...]

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Check out these great video selections from the Public Theatre’s summer 2013 production, and from Playbill’s coverage of the making of the album:

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Music Theatre International is thrilled to death that A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is joining the family!  Sign up for Fast Track Notification to get email updates and future licensing information about this uproariously funny new musical. A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER was the most-nominated show of the season, with 10 [...]

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With this year’s season coming to a close, we know you will soon begin planning your next musical and MTI is here to help. We are offering some suggestions related to tried and true audience favorites. To make your selection process easier, we divided our shows by characteristics we know are important to directors, actors [...]

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As the season comes to a close and you begin to think about next year’s musical, we wanted to offer some suggestions related to tried and true audience favorites. To make your selection process easier, we divided our shows by characteristics we know are important to directors, actors and audience members. It’s almost showtime! If [...]

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Entertainment Weekly recently released a special issue of The 100 All-Time Greatest in Movies, TV, Music, Books and Plays.  This issue included a Top 10 Greatest Musicals List.  Of the top ten listed, four of the musicals were MTI titles – including RENT, WEST SIDE STORY, SWEENEY TODD and the number one musical, GUYS AND [...]

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Next up in our series highlighting MTI Shows In Literature is DESSA ROSE. The Shows in Literature series features musicals based on classic works – including novels, plays and children’s books. Based on Shirley Anne Williams’ novel of the same name, DESSA ROSE has book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. [...]

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In continuing with a series we’ve been doing that highlights MTI shows which are based on classic literature – including novels, plays and children’s books – today we’re featuring LUCKY STIFF. LUCKY STIFF was the now famous writing team (Stephen) Flaherty and (Lynn) Ahrens' (RAGTIME, DESSA ROSE*, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND) first produced musical. This [...]

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The following is a review of a production of FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY THE MUSICAL which took place in November at the Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse in Illinois written by Thom White for the River City Reader.  Here's an excerpt: The Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse and director Kimberly Furness have done it again, crafting a family production [...]

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It’s a privilege to…see young performers tackle sophisticated and edgy material with unparalleled commitment, talent and passion.  And that’s just what the members of Rockland County’s The New Generation Theatre (NGT) did this past weekend with a stellar production of URINETOWN.  Now in its second year, The New Generation Theatre (NGT) is an immersive summer [...]

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