Blog Index

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre Terms and Definitions
May I Have a Definition?

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

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!

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

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

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.html
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
This World Will Remember Us
Time and Music Make a Song
Swaggy and Unexpectable
Fuck the Fourth Wall
It is the Music of the People

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

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!

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
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) #1
Pippin (2013 revival) #2
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"
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

Actors
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-like-what-i-see.html
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-peoples-voice.html
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2012/04/i-wouldnt-change-thing-about-it.html

Adult Language
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2012/10/bloody-and-cursed.html
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2011/04/bitch-bitch-bitch.html

What is Art?
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-7-lively-arts.html

Audiences
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2013/07/i-am-flame-and-i-am-fire.html
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-dark-i-know-so-well.html
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2011/05/that-moment-of-truth.html

Auditions
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2013/08/i-believe.html
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2013/11/god-i-hope-i-get-it.html

Comedy
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2012/02/switchblades-laughin-at-butter-knife.html
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2015/06/welcome-to-renaissance.html

The Fourth Wall
https://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2017/09/fuck-fourth-wall.html

Fundraising
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2015/12/when-you-help-others-you-cant-help.html
https://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2016/06/its-feature-not-bug.html

The Hero Myth
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2013/02/wandering-through-wilderness.html
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-dark-i-know-so-well.html

Marketing
https://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2017/03/order-before-midnight-tonight.html

The Muny
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2015/07/muny-101.html
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2011/08/suddenly-there-is-meaning.html

Race
https://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2017/07/theres-road-we-must-travel.html

Research
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2014/07/cave-city-comma-capital-k-capital-y.html

Silence
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2014/04/no-i-wont-leave-til-i-win.html

The Tony Awards
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2014/05/jesus-i-just-got-to-win.html

Donald Trump
https://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2016/11/attend-tale-of-donald-trump.html

John Waters
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2012/01/dont-mean-to-be-rude.html

Fun Lists

10 Reasons It's Great to Be a Musical Theatre Fan
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2014/07/its-today.html

25 Reasons to Love Musical Theatre
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2015/11/25-reasons-i-love-musical-theatre-and.html

10 Reasons Why St. Louis Theatre Rocks
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2016/04/top-ten-reasons-st-louis-theatre-rocks.html

The Worst Types at Auditions
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2013/11/god-i-hope-i-get-it.html

25 Cool Musical Theatre Interviews
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2015/12/happy-talk-25-cool-musical-theatre.html

15 Coolest New Line Shows
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2013/07/i-got-musical-right-here.html

10 Alternative Musicals You Might Not Know
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2011/12/songs-for-new-world.html

10 Older Shows New Line Should Do
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2013/11/tomorrow-is-latter-day.html

25 Musicals That Are Darker Than You Think
https://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2016/12/25-musicals-that-are-darker-than-you.html

10 Great Musicals Pre-1964
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2015/12/times-have-changed.html

The Most Interesting Musicals Throughout History
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-most-interesting-musicals.html

10 Musical Theatre Titles We Take for Granted
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2015/11/10-musical-theatre-titles-we-take-for.html

13 Musicals Based on Movies You Probably Haven't Seen
https://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2017/12/13-musicals-based-on-movies-you.html

12 Movies That Should Be Stage Musicals
https://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2017/10/10-movies-that-should-be-stage-musicals.html

Musicals Live on Video
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2012/12/magic-shows-and-miracles.html

Scott Miller's Analysis and Background Essays on Musicals
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2017/11/deep-down-inside.html

Great Documentaries about Musical Theatre
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2013/11/sunday-in-doc-with-george.html

10 Novels That Musicals Are Based On
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-trip-to-library.html

10 Lesser Known Movie Musicals
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-husband-makes-movies.html

Musical Theatre Writers' Favorite Movie Musicals
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2012/11/magic-in-making.html

10 Great Movies About Musicals
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2015/11/rock-me-sexy-jesus-ten-great-movies.html

10 Top TV Christmas Musicals
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2014/12/im-mister-green-christmas.html

10 Top Desert Island Musical Theatre Books
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2012/04/top-ten-desert-island-musical-theatre.html

Non-Musical-Theatre Books and Videos for Musical Theatre Artists
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2013/12/bard-of-directors.html

10 Reasons Project Runway Is Like Musical Theatre
https://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2016/12/10-reasons-project-runway-is-like.html

Political Musicals
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2012/11/another-national-anthem.html

Musicals the GOP Needs to See
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2012/11/musicals-gop-needs-to-see.html

Musical Theatre Doppelgangers for the 2016 Presidential Candidates
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2015/12/wintergreen-for-president-musical.html

A Presidential Cabinet of Musical Theatre Characters
https://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-secretary-is-not-toy.html

Musicals Written by New Line Artistic Director Scott Miller
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2015/07/only-by-attempting-absurd-can-you.html

All the Musicals Artistic Director Scott Miller Has Seen in New York
https://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2016/01/they-say-neon-lights-are-bright.html

"Fellini, Fosse, Woody, Sondheim, and Stew"
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2012/12/fellini-fosse-woody-sondheim-and-stew.html

Top 10 Hidden Gems on New Line's Website
https://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2016/11/top-ten-hidden-gems-on-new-line-website.html

10 Cool Things on New Line's YouTube Channel
http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2015/10/ten-awesome-surprises-on-new-lines.html

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