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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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      Filichia Features: Urinetown for Kidz

      by Peter Filichia on March 21, 2014

      in Filichia Features,Urinetown

      At the turn of the new century, few Broadway insiders would have believed it. Yes, this musical called URINETOWN had been produced way off-off-Broadway in the Fringe, and quite a few people who’d attended had liked it. However, with such a scandalous title and such songs as “It’s a Privilege to Pee,” it would never [...]

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        New-York Historical Society to Celebrate its 15th Annual American Musicals Project Benefit with an Evening of Music from Broadway’s Golden Era Myrna and Freddie Gershon and Manhattan P94M principal Ronnie Shuster to be honored for their ongoing support of musical theater education The New-York Historical Society will honor supporters of musical theater education Myrna and [...]

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          It only ran 63 days in 2002, but THE LAST FIVE YEARS has lasted far longer than the last 11 years. online writing service Jason Robert Brown’s musical, which has had countless productions around the country, is now enjoying a first-class revival at Second Stage in New York City. It must be the production that [...]

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            One doesn’t get that many opportunities to see TEDDY&ALICE, the 1987 Broadway musical. So when Shadow Lawn Stage in West Long Branch, New Jersey announced it was doing the little-known show, I was there. essay about yourself It starts the same type of drumroll overture that starts 1776. But this is not a musical about [...]

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              Travel into the trenches of the Great White Way with MTI's new podcast, IN THE TRENCHES, available on MTI ShowSpace! Join James D. Sasser, veteran actor, director, writer, and composer/lyricist, as he talks to the people who make Broadway run – the actors, writers, composers, directors, producers, designers, and stage managers. Focusing on new and [...]

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                Last summer Playbill.com reported an exciting new twist on one of MTI’s shows – an all-female cast of 1776! (Read the article here, and the original Marquee blog post about it here). In the article, Keith Edwards, son of the show’s composer/lyricist, the late Sherman Edwards, remarked that he hoped that that concert reading production [...]

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                  Who says you can’t put a price on freedom?  MTI is proud to offer independence at a discount through our Spirit of ’76 Licensing Promotion.  For all 1776 THE MUSICAL licenses booked from May 10, 2011 through December 31, 2011, AMATEUR customers will receive special Royalty and Rental discounts: cause and effects essays • Every [...]

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                    The following feature about a new approach to staging 1776 was written specifically for the MTI Marquee by the renowned theatre critic, Peter Filichia.  Last summer, Peter saw an inspiring ALL-FEMALE, concert-version of the show performed by Kansas City's Musical Theater Heritage.  Since not every organization has the resources (24 male actors!), nor the budget [...]

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