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On March 8, 1971, Stephen Schwartz – making all of $22.50 a week thanks to one of his songs — agreed to provide music and some additional lyrics for an upcoming off-Broadway show. Never mind that he had to have everything ready in thirty-four days. The composer-lyricist who’d just passed his twenty-third birthday was hungry [...]

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    It’s a new year, which we’re all hoping will be the best we’ve ever had. One way to make that happen is to make good New Year’s Resolutions. And keep them. This year, don’t merely make vows to lose weight, drink less and smoke not at all. If you produce, direct or perform in musical [...]

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      You’re the drama director at an all-boys’ school who’s looking for a musical that requires far more young men than young women. Oh, a show with a few female roles is fine, for you can borrow bodies from a nearby all-girls’ school. But still, there aren’t many shows that meet your requirements. After all, you [...]

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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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