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    • Musical theatre

    • Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. ... Read »


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    • 42nd Street Moon

    • 42nd Street Moon is a professional theatre company in San Francisco, California. The company specializes in the preservation and presentation of early and lesser-known works by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Kurt Weill, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnic ... Read »


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    • 2007 Broadway stagehand strike

    • 2007 Broadway Stagehands Strike was a strike action by stagehands represented by Theatrical Protective Union Number One (Local One) of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) against the Shubert, Jujamcyn, and Nederlander theaters (represented by League of American Theatres and Producers). The ... Read »


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    • Academy for New Musical Theatre

    • The Academy for New Musical Theatre (ANMT) is a non-profit 501 c(3) organization dedicated to the creation and development of new musical theatre. The organization is composed of writers, composers, producers and actors who work together to create new musicals. The workshop is located in 5628 Vineland Avenue, North Hol ... Read »


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    • African-American musical theater

    • African-American musical theater relates to the historic musical theater of the African American community, particularly prominent in New York City during the first half of the 20th Century. Before the late 1890s, the image portrayed of African-Americans on Broadway was a "secondhand vision of black life created b ... Read »


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    • After Midnight (musical)

    • After Midnight (musical)

      After Midnight is a Broadway musical that premiered at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in 2013. The revue is based on an earlier 2011 revue, titled Cotton Club Parade, which ran in concert at Encores! in 2011 and 2012. After Midnight is the Broadway production of Cotton Club Parade that premiered Off-Broadway at New Y ... Read »


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    • Amateur dramatics in Glasgow

    • Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland, supports a large number of active amateur dramatics and musical theatre companies. Some of the larger companies use the professional stages at the King's Theatre, Theatre Royal and The Pavilion, and in the past the Alhambra Theatre. The Mitchell Theatre, run by Glasgow City Counci ... Read »


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    • American Music Theatre Project

    • The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) was introduced in May 2005 by Northwestern University’s School of Communication. The project brings together artists in music theatre to work in collaboration with NU’s faculty and students. SCROOGE IN LOVE! Book by Duane Poole Music by Larry Grossman Lyrics by Kel ... Read »


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    • Anubhava (Hindu thought)

    • In Hindu thought, Anubhava or anubhavah (Sanskrit: अनुभव) refers to personal knowledge or aesthetic experience. The term anubhava or anubhavah (Sanskrit) is a compound of: Anubhava has a wide range of possible translations: Several related words express the mental state which can be comm ... Read »


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    • Nicholas G. J. Ballanta

    • Nicholas G.J. Ballanta (1893–1962) was a Sierra Leonean music scholar, composer and educator who conducted field research of the music of West Africa in the early 20th century. His education in European music influenced his musical compositions. The years he spent collecting indigenous African music prompted him t ... Read »


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    • Bhavai

    • Bhavai, also known as Vesha or Swang, is a popular folk theatre form of western India, especially in Gujarat. Bhavai may have been derived from sanskrit word, Bhava which means expression. It is also associated with Hindu goddess Amba. Bhav means universe and Aai means mother, so it is considered art form dedicate ... Read »


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    • BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop

    • The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is a workshop in New York for musical theatre composers, lyricists and librettists. The BMI Workshop was founded in 1961 by Lehman Engel and the performing rights organization BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.). Moderators, who lead the individual groups, include Patrick Coo ... Read »


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    • The Book Café (Zimbabwe)


    • The Book of Mormon (musical)

    • The Book of Mormon (musical)

      The Book of Mormon is a musical, first staged in 2011, about two young Mormon missionaries who travel to Africa to preach the Mormon religion. It is religious satire that mocks the beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The book, lyrics, and music were written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt ... Read »


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    • The Boys Are Coming Home

    • The Boys Are Coming Home was the second new musical to emerge from AMTP at Northwestern University. Written in 2005 and based on Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing, the musical is set in the year 1945, when American servicemen returned home from World War II. With music and lyrics by Leslie Arden and book ... Read »


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    • Broadway theatre

    • Broadway Theatre may refer to: ... Read »


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    • Bullets and Daffodils

    • Bullets and Daffodils

      Bullets and Daffodils is a musical about the life of the war poet Wilfred Owen, created by musician and composer Dean Johnson and directed by Dean Sullivan. The musical is based on Owen's poems set to music by Johnson, with the addition of new songs written by Johnson to help narrate the story of Owen's life. John ... Read »


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    • Burlesque

    • Burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects. The word derives from the Italian burlesco, which, in turn, is derived from the Italian burla – a joke, ridicule or mockery. Burlesque ov ... Read »


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    • Cast recording

    • A cast recording is a recording of a stage musical that is intended to document the songs as they were performed in the show and experienced by the audience. An original cast recording or OCR, as the name implies, features the voices of the show's original cast. A cast recording featuring the first cast to perform a mu ... Read »


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    • Castles in the Air

    • Castles in the Air is a musical comedy, with a book and lyrics by Raymond Wilson Peck and music by Percy Wenrich (additional lyrics by R. Locke). The story concerns two young men, Monty Blair and John Brown, who mistake an exclusive Westchester resort for an inn. They decide to pretend to be nobility, and Monty introdu ... Read »


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    • Choreography on Broadway

    • Chroniclers of the musical theater have been around for years, collecting pictorial surveys, librettos and scores, and recording the careers of various theatrical celebrities. Nothing in the American musical theater has been more inaccessible, however, than the record of its dance traditions, and there are many to reco ... Read »


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    • Chorus line

    • A chorus line is a large group of dancers who together perform synchronized routines, usually in musical theatre. Sometimes, singing is also performed. Chorus line dancers in Broadway musicals and revues have been referred to by slang terms such as ponies, gypsies and twirlies. Ballet uses the term corps de ballet. A ... Read »


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    • Circustheater

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      The AFAS Circustheater is a Dutch theatre in Scheveningen, The Hague. The original theatre was opened on July 16, 1904 by Circus Schumann. Designed by architect Wilhelmus Bernardus van Liefland, the building was as a proper circus in the summer seasons until the 1960s. Animals were transported here by train from Den H ... Read »


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    • Clinton: The Musical

    • Clinton: The Musical is a satiric musical with music and lyrics by Paul Hodge, and a book by Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge and based on the Presidency of Bill Clinton. After success in various festivals, the show played Off-Broadway in the spring of 2015. The musical is based on the premise that there are two sides ... Read »


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    • Clouds are Pillows for the Moon (musical)


    • Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21)

    • Collaborative Arts Project 21, known more commonly as CAP21, is a New York City professional musical theatre training conservatory and Off-Broadway theatre company. It has a large faculty and student body. The conservatory has produced multiple Broadway performers, as well as actors in off-Broadway, regional, and inter ... Read »


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    • Concept musical

    • Concept musicals were first introduced in the 1940s, though two shows compete for the title of 'first concept musical:' Allegro and Love Life. The form began to flourish in the late 1960s, with the advent and subsequent popularity of Man of La Mancha, Cabaret, and Hair. Stephen Sondheim, the most prolific author of con ... Read »


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    • Concert version

    • Operas and musicals presented in concert version are performances with limited or no staging, sets and costumes. The singers and the orchestra are usually together on the stage or concert platform rather than placing the orchestra in an orchestra pit. Often the chorus is placed towards the rear or sides of the stage, w ... Read »


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    • Cuban musical theatre

    • Cuban musical theatre has its own distinctive style and history. From the 18th century (at least) to modern times, popular theatrical performances included music and often dance as well. Many composers and musicians had their careers launched in the theatres, and many compositions got their first airing on the stage. I ... Read »


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    • Dadu Indurikar

    • Dadu Raghu Sarode popularly known as Dadu Indurikar was a Tamasha person from the state of Maharashtra, India. He was born in Induri in Pune district, and belonged to a family of tamasha artists and apprenticed his art under his grandfather, father and Mukund Lahiri all notable artists. He started his own phad - troupe ... Read »


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    • Development of musical theatre

    • Development of musical theatre refers to the historical development of theatrical performance combined with music that culminated in the integrated form of modern musical theatre that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. Although music has been a part of dramatic presentations since ancient times, modern ... Read »


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    • Dolphin Show

    • The Dolphin Show is a non-profit student theatre organization that annually presents a large-scale student-produced musical theatre production at Northwestern University. A group of Northwestern University men formed the Dolphin Club in 1939 to compete in Chicago area swimming meets. In 1940, the 15-member team held a ... Read »


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    • Dream ballet

    • A dream ballet, in musical theater, is an all-dance, no-singing production number that reflects the themes of the production. The plot, themes, and characters are typically the same—although the people playing the characters may be different, as the roles of the dream ballet are usually filled by well trained danc ... Read »


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    • Edwardian musical comedy


    • Encores!

    • Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert is a program that has been presented by New York City Center since 1994. Encores! is dedicated to performing the full score of musicals that rarely are heard in New York City. Scores by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, I ... Read »


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    • European Academy of Music Theatre

    • European Academy of Music Theatre

      (President)Kasper Holten (Vicepresident) Dr. Isolde Schmid-Reiter (Secretary General)Thomas Adès Aviel CahnJoseph CallejaDr. John DeathridgeAlessandro Di Profio Dr. Sieghart Döhring Dr. Michael Hampe Dr. Mario Vieira de Carvalho The European Academy of Music Theatre (German: Europäische Musiktheater-Akademie ... Read »


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    • Extravaganza

    • An extravaganza is a literary or musical work (often musical theatre) characterized by freedom of style and structure and usually containing elements of burlesque, pantomime, music hall and parody. It sometimes also has elements of cabaret, circus, revue, variety, vaudeville and mime.Extravaganza may more broadly refer ... Read »


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    • Folk play

    • Folk plays such as Hoodening, Guising, Mummers Play and Soul Caking are generally verse sketches performed in countryside pubs in European countries, private houses or the open air, at set times of the year such as the Winter or Summer solstices or Christmas and New Year. Many have long traditions, although they are fr ... Read »


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    • Ellen Frankel

    • Ellen Frankel (born 1951) was the editor-in-chief of The Jewish Publication Society from 1991 until 2009, and also served as CEO of the JPS for 10 years. She retired in 2009 to pursue her own writing and scholarly projects, serving as JPS's first Editor Emerita. Frankel received her B.A. from the University of Michiga ... Read »


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    • Gaiety Girls

    • Gaiety Girls were the chorus girls in Edwardian musical comedies, beginning in the 1890s at the Gaiety Theatre, London, in the shows produced by George Edwardes. The popularity of this genre of musical theatre depended, in part, on the beautiful dancing corps of "Gaiety Girls" appearing onstage in bathing attire and in ... Read »


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    • Arthur Garner

    • Arthur Garner (8 February 1851 – ) was a theatrical entrepreneur, active in Australia. Garner was born in Bath, Somerset, England, where his father, Dr. Jonathan Garner (M.D. of Edinburgh) practised his profession, his mother being a Miss Cobden. Arthur Garner was articled to Charles J. Phipps, the architect, ... Read »


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    • Ghost Quartet

    • Ghost Quartet

      Oct 2014 The Bushwick Starr Jan 2015 The McKittrick Hotel Sep 2015 American Repertory Theater Oct 2015 Curran Theatre Ghost Quartet is a musical adaptation of a songcycle, "Ghost Quartet," by a band, also called Ghost Quartet, written and composed by Dave Malloy. The show is described as "a song cycle about love, deat ... Read »


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    • Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album

    • The Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album has been awarded since 1959. The award was given only to the album producer, and to the composer and lyricist who wrote at least 51% of the music which had not been recorded previously. Over the years, the qualifications for the individual nominees has fluctuated with pr ... Read »


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    • Guaracha

    • The guaracha (Spanish: [É¡waˈɾatʃa]) is a genre of Cuban popular music, of rapid tempo and comic or picaresque lyrics. The word had been used in this sense at least since the late 18th and early 19th century. Guarachas were played and sung in musical theatres and in low-class dance salons. They became an ... Read »


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    • Gypsy Robe

    • The Gypsy Robe is a tradition in which a chorus member with the most Broadway credits receives a robe on the opening night of a Broadway Musical. Before curtain on the opening night of a Broadway Musical, actors, stage managers, crew and everyone associated with the play gather onstage for the Gypsy Robe ceremony. ... Read »


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    • Helpmann Award for Best Musical

    • The Helpmann Award for Best Musical is a musical award, presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at the annual Helpmann Awards since 2001. The award is for a production in Australia, and is open to both new musicals and revivals. In the following list winners are listed first and marked in gold, in boldface, and ... Read »


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    • Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring Production

    • The Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring Production is an award, presented by Live Performance Australia at the annual Helpmann Awards since 2007. In the following list winners are listed first and marked in gold, in boldface, and the nominees are listed below with no highlight. ... Read »


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    • Imoinda

    • IMOINDA or She Who Will Lose Her Name (2008) is the first libretto to be written by an African-Caribbean woman, Professor Joan Anim-Addo. It is a re-writing of Aphra Behn's Oroonoko, first published in 1688. It tells the story of Oroonoko's lover Imoinda, a young African princess who is doubly enslaved, once by her ki ... Read »


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    • Independent Theatre Pakistan

    • Independent Theatre Pakistan

      Independent Theatre Pakistan (often abbreviated to ITP) is a Pakistani theatre company based in Lahore, Punjab, established in March 2012. The group is directed by founder, writer and director, Azeem Hamid, who was soon joined with designer, Danyaal Syed. It is the youngest theatre company in continuous production to h ... Read »


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    • Industrial musical

    • An industrial musical is a musical performed internally for the employees or shareholders of a business, to create a feeling of being part of a team, to entertain, and/or to educate and motivate the management and salespeople to improve sales and profit. It can be used to increase staff awareness of public relations, a ... Read »


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    • Invisible Thread (Musical)

    • 2014 Cambridge (as Witness Uganda) Invisible Thread (formerly known as Witness Uganda) is a musical with a book, music, and lyrics by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews. Based around the true story of Matthews' humanitarian trips to Uganda, and his work to fund his Uganda Project. The musical made its world premiere Febr ... Read »


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    • Jatra (theatre)

    • Jatra (Bengali: যাত্রা, origin: Yatra meaning procession or journey in Sanskrit) is a popular folk-theatre form of Bengali theatre, spread throughout most of Bengali speaking areas of the Indian subcontinent, including Bangladesh and Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Orissa and T ... Read »


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    • Jeanie Deans (song)

    • "Jeanie Deans" is a song which celebrates Jeanie Deans, the heroine of Scott's novel, The Heart of Midlothian. It was probably performed in music halls around the end of the 19th century as it is found in a 'broadsheet' of that period. Its musical accompaniment is not given. ... Read »


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    • Jukebox musical

    • A jukebox musical is a stage or film musical that uses previously released popular songs as its musical score. Usually the songs have a connection with a particular popular musician or group — because they were either written by, or for, the artists in question, or at least covered by them. The songs are contextua ... Read »


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    • Leaf Theater

    • The Leaf Theater is a historical theater in Quincy, Florida, run by the non-profit group Quincy Music Theater. The Leaf Theater was built in 1949 and named for the economic impact of shade tobacco on the community. Originally a movie theater, the grand opening was hosted by Roy Rogers. The building had air conditioni ... Read »


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    • Libretto

    • A libretto is the text used in, or intended for, an extended musical work such as an opera, operetta, masque, oratorio, cantata or musical. The term libretto is also sometimes used to refer to the text of major liturgical works, such as the Mass, requiem and sacred cantata, or the story line of a ballet. Libretto (pro ... Read »


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    • The Light Princess (musical)

    • The Light Princess (musical)

      The Light Princess is a musical by Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson. Based on the Scottish fairy tale by George MacDonald, it tells the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, both literally and metaphorically, until she finds a love that brings her down to earth. T ... Read »


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    • List of rock musicals

    • The following is a partial list of rock musicals organized chronologically by the start date of the original run. The author of the book, lyrics, and music of each piece is also noted. Some are not listed such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Million Dollar Quartet, Great Balls of Fire, and Chicago. R ... Read »


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    • List of Tony Award- and Olivier Award-winning musicals

    • The following is a list of musicals that have won the Tony Award or Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical. Highlighted shows are currently running on either Broadway or West End as of June 2017. It won three Olivier Awards including Best Musical and Best Actor in a Musical. It won the Olivier Award for Best New M ... Read »


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    • Long-running musical theatre productions

    • This is a selected list of the longest-running musical theatre productions in history divided into two sections. The first section lists all Broadway and West End productions of musicals that have exceeded 2,500 performances, in order of greatest number of performances in either market. The second section lists, in alp ... Read »


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    • Lost Musicals

    • Lost Musicals is a British musical theatre project established in 1989 by Ian Marshall Fisher. It is dedicated to presenting lost or forgotten musicals by famous American writers, and has been responsible for the first revivals of the lesser-known works of writers such as Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Alan Jay Lerner, ... Read »


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    • Maach

    • Maach is a form of folk theatre from the Malwa region of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Maach is thought to have originated from the Khyal theatre form of Rajasthan which spread out of the state and is thought to have, besides itself and Maach, also given rise to other North Indian folk theatre forms of Nauta ... Read »


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    • Manasollasa

    • The Mānasollāsa, also known as Abhilashitartha Chintamani, is an early 12th-century Sanskrit text composed by the South Indian king Someshvara III of the Kalyani Chalukya dynasty. It is an encyclopedic work covering topics such as polity, governance, ethics, economics, astronomy, astrology, rhetoric, veterinary m ... Read »


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    • Jennie McNulty

    • Jennie McNulty or Jenny McNulty (1866 in Boston, Massachusetts – 1927 in London) was an American-born British actress. Beginning her career as a Gaiety Girl, she went on to act in featured roles on the London stage in musical theatre around the close of the 19th century, including comic operas and operettas, Victo ... Read »


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    • Mercury Musical Developments

    • Abbreviation MMD Motto Nurturing new musical theatre writing Formation 1992 Legal status Registered charity Headquarters London Location
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      Mercury Musical Developments (MMD) is a writer-based arts organisation in the United Kingdom dedicated to developing new writing in musical theatre. Founded in 1992 as the Mercury Workshop, it took on its present name when it merged in 1999 with the New Musicals Alliance. It now has over 260 members. MMD is based at t ... Read »


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    • Minimusical

    • Minimusical refers to works of musical theatre where elements of a musical, especially songs and dialogue, are incorporated into a short work for performance. Minimusicals are generally designed to be performed by children or teens in a classroom, camp or concert setting. They often last only about ten minutes in durat ... Read »


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    • Mulan Jr.

    • Mulan Jr. is a one-act stage musical based on the 1998 Disney animated film Mulan, which in turn was based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan) and the story "Fa Mulan" by Robert D. San Souci. The adaptation mixes songs featured in the 1998 film as well as deleted songs from the film, including the revival of songs writ ... Read »


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    • Musical Theatre Education Society

    • The Musical Theatre Education Society, founded in 1984 in Canberra, Australia, is one of Australia's peak national music-oriented educational bodies. Founded by a group of close-knit friends, the Musical Theatre Education Society (MTES; pronounced Mmm-tess) was created to promote the scholarly aspects of musical theatr ... Read »


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    • Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812


    • Natya Shastra

    • The Nāṭya Śāstra (Sanskrit: नाट्य शास्त्र, Nāṭyaśāstra) is a Sanskrit Hindu text on the performing arts. The text is attributed to sage Bharata Muni, and its first complete compilation is dated to between 200 BCE and 200 CE, b ... Read »


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    • Nautanki

    • Nautanki is one of the most popular folk operatic theater performance forms of South Asia, particularly in northern India. Before the advent of Bollywood (the Hindi film industry), Nautanki was the biggest entertainment medium in the villages and towns of northern India. Nautanki's rich musical compositions and humorou ... Read »


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    • New York Musical Theatre Festival

    • The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is an annual three-week summer festival which presents more than thirty new musicals at venues in New York City's midtown theater district. More than half of these productions are chosen by leading theater artists and producers through an open-submission, double-blind evalua ... Read »


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    • Old Hats

    • Old Hats is a 2013 comedy sketch, revue, musical and clown show written and performed by David Shiner and Bill Irwin, the show debuted in New York City. Musician Nellie McKay also performed in the 2013 show. Musician Nellie McKay also performed in the original 2013 show. The original 2013 Off-Broadway was a combinatio ... Read »


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    • On Your Feet!

    • On Your Feet!

      On Your Feet! is a jukebox musical currently playing on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre. Based on the lives and music of 26-time Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, the musical has a book written by Alexander Dinelaris and a score built around the Cuban-fusion pop music made fa ... Read »


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    • Pansy Craze

    • During the Pansy Craze of 1930-1933, drag queens, known as "pansy performers", experienced a surge in underground popularity, especially in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. By the end of the 1920s much of the public image of gay people was still limited to the various drag balls in Greenwich Village and ... Read »


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    • The Phoney Civilization (TV musical)

    • The Phoney Civilization (TV musical)

      The Phoney Civilization (Bulgarian: Криворазбраната цивилизация / Krivorazbranata tsivilizatsiya) is a satirical TV musical released in 1974 by the Bulgarian National Television, directed by Hacho Boyadzhiev, starring Georgi Partsalev, Georgi ... Read »


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    • Preludes (musical)

    • Preludes (musical)

      Preludes is a musical fantasia set in the mind of Sergei Rachmaninoff, written and composed by Dave Malloy. The music is a combination of compositions by Rachmaninoff, Malloy, hybrids of the two, as well as music and lyrics from other related compositions. After the disastrous premiere of his first symphony, the y ... Read »


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    • Prince Music Theater

    • The Prince Theater is a non-profit theatrical producing organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and specializing in music theatre, including opera, music drama, musical comedy and experimental forms. Founded in 1984 as the American Music Theater Festival by Marjorie Samoff, Eric Salzman and Ron Kaiserman, fo ... Read »


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    • Ramlila

    • Ramlila (RāmlÄ«lā) (literally 'Rama’s lila or play') is any dramatic folk re-enactment of the life of Rama according to the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana or secondary literature based on it such as the Ramcharitmanas. It particularly refers to the thousands of Hindu god Rama-related dramatic plays and dance ... Read »


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    • Rasa lila

    • The Rasa lila (IAST rāsa-lÄ«lā) (Hindi: रास लीला) or Rasa dance is part of the traditional story of Krishna described in Hindu scriptures such as the Bhagavata Purana and literature such as the Gita Govinda, where he dances with Radha and her sakhis. The Indian classical dance ... Read »


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    • Rites of Passage (Sculthorpe)

    • Rites of Passage is a music theatre work written by the Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe in 1972–73. It is often categorised as an opera, but it does not conform to the traditional concept of opera. It is written for dancers depicting the ritual of initiation of the Aranda people, an indigenous tribe; double S ... Read »


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    • Rock musical

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    • Rock opera

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    • Saang

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    • Sainete

    • A sainete (farce or titbit) was a popular Spanish comic opera piece, a one-act dramatic vignette, with music. It was often placed at the end of entertainments, or between other types of performance. It was vernacular in style, and used scenes of low life. Active from the 18th to 20th centuries, it superseded the entrem ... Read »


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    • Sangeet Natak

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    • Sasquatched! The Musical

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    • Shlemiel the First (musical)

    • Shlemiel the First is a musical adaptation of the "Chelm" stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer about the supposedly wise men of that legendary town, and a fool named "Shlemiel". It was conceived and adapted by Robert Brustein, with lyrics by Arnold Weinstein and music based on traditional klezmer music and Yiddish theater ... Read »


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    • Show tune

    • A show tune is a popular song originally written as part of the score of a “show” (or stage musical), especially if the piece in question has become a standard, more or less detached in most people's minds from the original context. Particular musicals that have yielded “show tunes” include: Though ... Read »


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    • Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute

    • Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute (SSTI) is an annual summer theatre program located on the campus of Hilton Head High School, located in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The program was founded in the Summer of 2008 with the purpose of teaching theatre students the techniques required to be competitive in a pro ... Read »


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    • Studio recording

    • The term studio recording means any recording made in a studio, as opposed to a live recording, which is usually made in a concert venue or a theatre, with an audience attending the performance. In the case of Broadway musicals, the term studio cast recording applies to a recording of the show which does not featu ... Read »


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    • Sung-through

    • Sung-through (also through-sung) is an adjective describing a musical, musical film, or opera with no spoken dialogue, except perhaps for some occasional lines spoken in the course of a song but remaining part of the song's lyrics rather than constituting stand-alone dialogue. Conversations, speeches, and musings are ... Read »


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    • Tab show

    • A tab show was a short, or tabloid version, of various popular musical comedies performed in the United States in the early 20th century. The shows were about an hour in length but could be as short as 25 minutes, either way being well suited for traveling or road shows. They had lower costs and fewer logistical compl ... Read »


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    • Tamasha

    • Tamasha (Marathi: तमाशा) is a traditional form of Marathi theatre, often with singing and dancing, widely performed by local or travelling theatre groups within the state of Maharashtra, India. It has also been the subject of several Marathi films. Some Hindi movies have also included Tamasha-t ... Read »


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    • Tanztheater

    • The German Tanztheater ("dance theatre") grew out of German Expressionist dance in Weimar Germany and 1920s Vienna. The term first appears around 1927 to identify a particular style of dance emerging from within the new forms of 'expressionist dance' developing in Central Europe since 1917. Its main exponents include R ... Read »


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    • The Imbible

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    • Theatre music

    • Theatre music refers to a wide range of music composed or adapted for performance in theatres. Genres of theatre music include opera, ballet and several forms of musical theatre, from pantomime to operetta and modern stage musicals and revues. Another form of theatre music is incidental music, which, as in radio, film ... Read »


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    • Theatre productions of Dan Leno

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    • Tom show

    • Tom show is a general term for any play or musical based (often only loosely) on the 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. The novel attempts to depict the harsh reality of slavery. Due to the weak copyright laws at the time, a number of unauthorized plays based on the novel were staged for decades, ma ... Read »


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    • Tonadilla

    • Tonadilla was a Spanish musical song form of theatrical origin; not danced. The genre was a type of short, satirical musical comedy popular in 18th-century Spain, and later in Cuba and other Spanish colonial countries. It originated as a song type, then dialogue for characters was written into the tonadilla, and it ex ... Read »


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    • Tony Award for Best Musical

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    • Tubular Bells for Two

    • Tubular Bells for Two is a music-theatre production created and performed by Australian multi-instrumentalists Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth. In the show the two musicians re-create Mike Oldfield's 1973 album Tubular Bells live with over twenty instruments. They won The Sydney Fringe award for 'Best Musical Momen ... Read »


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    • The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall

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      The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall is a musical with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and a book by Gesner and Nagle Jackson. The production opened and closed on May 13, 1979 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on Broadway after only seven previews and one regular performance. Morrissey Hall is a girls school in England. ... Read »


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    • Victorian burlesque

    • Victorian burlesque, sometimes known as travesty or extravaganza, is a genre of theatrical entertainment that was popular in Victorian England and in the New York theatre of the mid 19th century. It is a form of parody in which a well-known opera or piece of classical theatre or ballet is adapted into a broad comic pla ... Read »


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    • J. C. Williamson

    • James Cassius Williamson (August 26, 1845 – July 6, 1913) was an American actor and later Australia's foremost theatrical manager, founding J. C. Williamson Ltd. Born in Pennsylvania, Williamson moved with his family to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His father died when he was eleven years old. He acted in amateur theatr ... Read »


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    • Women in dance

    • The important place of women in dance can be traced back to the very origins of civilization. Cave paintings, Egyptian frescos, Indian statuettes, ancient Greek and Roman art and records of court traditions in China and Japan all testify to the important role women played in ritual and religious dancing from the start. ... Read »


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    • Yakshagana

    • Yakshagana ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನ (yaká¹£agāna, [jəkʃəɡaːnə]) is a traditional theatre form that combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form. This theatre style is mainly found in the coastal districts and the Malenadu ... Read »


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