the mystery of edwin drood musical

  • Them: So what are your favorite musicals?
  • Me: Oh well I'd probably have to say Rent, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along, Phantom Of The Opera, Les Misérables, Assassins, Parade, The Light in the Piazza, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Saturday Night, The Bridges of Madison County, Gypsy, If/Then, A Little Night Music, Once, Sweet Charity, Follies, Evening Primrose, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Passion, Gutenberg The Musical, Carousel, The Drowsy Chaperone, Hairspray, West Side Story, Legally Blonde, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to The Forum, Children of Eden, 1776, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Visit, Annie Get Your Gun, Summer of ‘42, Falsettos, James and the Giant Peach, The King and I, Avenue Q, Gigi, An American in Paris, Next To Normal, Newsies, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago, The Book Of Mormon, Company, Grey Gardens, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Hadestown, Ghost, The Magic Show, The Producers, Lazarus, The Color Purple, Grease, The Wi, Urinetown, Jersey Boys, Dear Evan Hansen, Mamma Mia, The Wild Party, Newsies, Brooklyn Crush, The Bandstand, Dames At Sea, Oklahoma!, Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens, Oliver, The Sound of Music, Sweeney Todd, Wicked, Marry Me A Little, Waitress, Do I Hear A Waltz?, Rocky Horror, The Last Five Years, The Civil War, Beautiful, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Shuffle Along, Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde, South Pacific, Matilda, Spring Awakening, Kiss Me Kate, Fun Home, Hands On A Hardbody, The Lion King, Heathers The Musical, Aladdin, La Cage Aux Folles, Elegies, Shrek, Guys & Dolls, Kinky Boots, The Little Mermaid, Something Rotten, Pacific Overtures, The Robber Bridegroom, Reefer Madness, Godspell, Tick Tick Boom, Sister Act, Brooklynite, A Gentlemen’s Guide To Love and Murder, Me & My Girl, Side Show, Evita, The Great Comet, In The Heights, Bare, The Secret Garden, Lady Day, LoveMusik, Fiorello, In Trousers, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, I Love You Because, Sunset Boulevard, A New Brain, 110 In The Shade, A Little Princess, Camelot, Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line, Love Labour’s Lost, The Baker’s Wife, Fiddler On The Roof, Violet, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Rocky, Dreamgirls, Miss Saigon, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tenderloin, How To Suceed in Business Without Really Trying, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, 42nd Street, Heathers, The Story of My Life, Annie, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Anyone Can Whistle, On The Town, Ragtime, Now. Here. This., Porgy and Bess, The Music Man, 9 to 5, Babes In Arms, Chaplin, A Man of No Importance, Brooklyn, On The Twentieth Century, Hello, Dolly!, Finding Neverland, Catch Me If You Can, She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Victor/Victoria, The Wedding Singer, Bright Star, Footloose, Beauty and the Beast, Funny Girl, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Jekyll & Hyde, Cabaret, Chess, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, Seussical, Dogfight... and what's that other one called? Oh yeah, and Hamilton.
  • Them: (left 15 minutes ago)

badass soprano songs [x]
a list of songs with notes that go up into the stratosphere (requested by rocioolayab​)

many a new day (oklahoma!) // a little bit in love (wonderful town) // i could be happy with you (the boy friend) // waitin’ for my dearie (brigadoon) // i could have danced all night (my fair lady) // my white knight (the music man) // when did i fall in love (fiorello!) // before i gaze at you again (camelot) // much more (the fantasticks) // one boy (bye bye birdie) // i feel pretty (west side story) // far from the home i love (fiddler on the roof) // i loved (jacques brel is alive and well and living in paris) // take care of this house (1600 pennsylvania avenue) // green finch and linnet bird (sweeney todd) // unexpected song (song and dance) // how could i ever know (the secret garden) // children of the wind (rags) // he plays the violin (1776) // if i were a bell (guys & dolls) // vanilla ice cream (she loves me) // ribbons down my back (hello, dolly!) // bill (show boat) // lovely (a funny thing happened on the way to the forum) // christmas lullably (songs for a new world) // in his eyes (jekyll & hyde) // glitter and be gay (candide) // your daddy’s son (ragtime) // cry like the wind (do re mi) // follow your heart (urinetown) // on the steps of the palace (into the woods) // popular (wicked) // love, look away (flower drum song) // the beauty is (the light in the piazza) // simple little things (110 in the shade) // come home (allegro) // cute boys with short haircuts (vanities) // goodbye, little dream, goodbye (anything goes) // think of me (phantom of the opera) // sweet thursday (pipe dream) // not a day goes by (merrily we roll along) // rosa’s confession (the mystery of edwin drood) // in my own little corner (cinderella) // climb ev'ry mountain (the sound of music) // i don’t know what i’d do (a gentleman’s guide to love and murder) // never (on the twentieth century) // getting to know you (the king and i)

alto | tenor | bass

friendship- showtunes about the bond of friendship

my junk - spring awakening // company - company // dear old friend - love never dies // my friend, the dictionary- the 25th annual putnam county spelling bee // best friend - the wild party // together wherever we go - gypsy // friendship - anything goes // bosom buddies - mame // friends - the apple tree // two kinsmen - the mystery of edwin drood // what it means to be a friend- 13 // stuck together (strange but true) - catch me if you can // secondary characters - [title of show] // a friend like you - murder for two // you’ve got a friend - beautiful: the carole king musical // happiness - you’re a good man charlie brown // be my friend (the facebook song) -  edges //

L I S T E N

Like 200 Musicals idk

#S

  • The 3 Mustketeers (x)
  • 13- Broadway (x)
  • 25th annual Puntham County spelling bee (x)
  • 42nd Street (x)

A

  • The Addams Family- OBC (x)
  • Aida- Idina Menzel (x)
  • Aladdin- Toronto (x)
  • All Shook Up- Broadway (x)
  • American Idiot- Password: greenday (x)
  • Anything goes- Sutton Foster (x) Good Quality (x)
  • The Apple Tree (Part 1| Part 2)
  • Assassins- Neil Patrick Harris (x)
  • Avenue Q (x)

B

  • Bare: The Musical (Act 1| Act 2)
  • Bare: Off Broadway 2013- Act 1| Act 2
  • Bat Boy- In Kuwait (x)
  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Pre-Broadway (San Francisco) Act 1: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Act 2: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
  • Beauty and the beast (x)
  • A Bed and a Chair Bernadette Peters, Jeremy Jordan [x]
  • Big Fish- Chicago (x)
  • Billy Elliot- Santino Fontana (x)
  • Blood Brothers London, Mel C Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
  • The Boy From Oz [x]
  • Bonnie and Clyde (x) Good Quality (x)
  • The book of Mormon (x)
  • Bring it on: The Musical (Part 1| Part 2| Part 3| Part 4| Part 5)
  • The Bridges of Madison County (x)
  • Breakfast At Tiffany’s [x]
  • Bye Bye Birdie 2009 Revival Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

C

  • Camelot [x]
  • Candide 2005 [x]
  • Caroline or Change [x]
  • Chaplin [x]
  • Children of Eden [x] (amateur production)
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Broadway Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
  • A Christmas Story Broadway, 2012 [x]
  • Cry Baby [x]
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
  • Curtains 2007 [x]

CABARET:

  • Cabaret (x)
  • Cabaret (London 1993) [x]
  • Cabaret Broadway, 2004 [x]
  • Cabaret Broadway, 2014 Act One: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Act Two: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

CARRIE:

  • Carrie 2012 Off-Broadway Revival [x]
  • Carrie Seattle Dress Rehearsal, 2013 (Alice Ripley)  [x]
  • Carrie (x)

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN:

  • Catch me if you can (x)
  • Catch Me If You Can [x] Alt: [x]

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY:

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Audio [x]
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [x]

CHESS:

  • Chess Royal Albert Hall, UK (Adam Pascal, Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Kerry Ellis) [x]
  • Chess: In Concert Actors Fund BC/EFA, New York (Josh Groban, Julia Murney, Adam Pascal, Raúl Esparza)[x]
  • Chess: Live at The Royal Albert Hall (x)

CHICAGO:

  • Chicago (x)
  • Chicago US Tour, 23rd Novemeber 2005 [x]
  • Chicago Broadway, 22nd May 2007 [x]

A CHORUS LINE:

  • A Chorus Line OBC  [x]
  • A Chorus Line 2006 Broadway Revival (Opening Night) [x]

COMPANY:

  • Company- Neil Patrick Harris (x)
  • Company 2006 Revival [x]
  • Company 2011 (Neil Patrick Harris) [x]

D

  • Dogfight (x)
  • The Drowsy Chaperone (x)
  • Dreamgirls- OBC (x)
  • Dracula (Part 1| Part 2| Part 3| Part 4| Part 5)
  • Dracula- German with English Subtitles (x)

E

  • Elf Broadway Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
  • Equus Part 1 | Part 2
  • Evil Dead: The Musical (x)

F

  • The Fantasticks Fairfield Community Arts Center Act 1 | Act 2
  • Follies Kennedy Center 2011 [x]
  • Frankenstein- Benedict Cumberbatch [x]

FIRST DATE:

  • First Date (x)  | Part 3| Part 5| Part 7
  • First Date [x]
  • First Date (x)

FINDING NEVERLAND:

  • Finding Neverland A.R.T Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
  • Finding Neverland Cambridge, MA (17th August 2014) Act 1: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Act 2: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

G

  • Gentlemen Prefer BlondesNew York City Center Encores! Productions 2012 (Megan Hilty) [x]
  • The Glass Menagerie LA, 2010 (post-Off-Broadway revival) [x]
  • Godspell Revival [x]
  • Grey Gardens [x]
  • Guys and Dolls 2009 revival Act 1 | Act 2

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER:

  • A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder November 2013 Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder May 2014 Act 1: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Act 2: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

GHOST:

  • Ghost (x)
  • Ghost the Musical Broadway [x]
  • Ghost- Broadway [x]

GREASE:

  • Grease Laura Osnes, Max Crumm [x]
  • Grease- Broadway (x)

GYPSY:

  • Gypsy Broadway revival, 2003 (Bernadette Peters) [x]
  • Gypsy Revival (Patti LuPone and Laura Benanti) [x]
  • Gypsy (x)

H

  • Hands On A Hardbody [x]
  • High Fidelity Broadway (Will Chase, Jenn Colella) [x]
  • Holler If Ya Hear Me Broadway, 6th June 2014 [x]

HAIRSPRAY:

  • Hairspray (x)
  • HairsprayOriginal Broadway Cast [x]
  • Hairspray- Aaron Tveit (x)
  • Hair 2009 Revival  Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
  • Hairspray Broadway (Aaron Tveit) Act 1 | Act 2 Alt: [x]

HEATHERS:

  • Heathers 2014 Act 1 | Act 2 (cast information)
  • Heathers Reading at Joe’s Pub w/ Jeremy Jordan & Annaleigh Ashford [x]
  • Heathers Off-Broadway 2014 (partial, act one only) [x]
  • Heathers Off-Broadway 2014 (full) Act 1 | Act 2 | full cast info

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH:

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch Original Off Broadway Cast [x]
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Anthony Rapp, 2003) [x]
  • Hedwig Andrew Rannells Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

HOW TO SUCCEED:

  • How To Succeed (Darren Criss) [x]
  • How to succeed- Darren Criss

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME:

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame Berlin 1999 [x]
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame La Jolla [x]

I

  • In The Heights Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 [Download]

IF/THEN:

  • If/Then Broadway (previews) [x]
  • If/Then Pre Broadway, Washington DC (Idina Menzel) [x]
  • If/Then Jackie Burns Highlights [x]

INTO THE WOODS:

  • Into the woods- Act 1 (x)
  • Into the Woods 2002 [x]
  • Into The Woods Central Park, 29th July 2012 (Amy Adams) Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
  • Into The Woods Original Broadway Cast [x]

J

  • Jekyll and Hyde (x)
  • Jekyll and Hyde David Hasselhoff Act 1 | Act 2
  • Jersey Boys Broadway, 2006 Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

K

  • Kinky Boots Chicago [x]
  • Kinky Boots Broadway Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
  • Kiss Me Kate London, 1999 [x]

L

  • La Cage aux Folles Broadway revival, 2010 (Kelsey Grammer, Douglas Hodge) Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
  • Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill 9th April 2014 (Audra McDonald) [x]
  • The Last Ship Chicago, 12th June 2014 Act 1: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 |Part 4 | Part 5 Act 2: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
  • Lestat Opening Night on Broadway [x]
  • The Light In The Piazza Lincoln Centre [x]
  • The Light In The PiazzaOBC [x]
  • Little Miss Sunshine La Jolla, 2011 Act 1: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Act 2: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Little Women [x]

THE LAST 5 YEARS:

  • The Last Five Years Original Cast [x]
  • The Last Five Years 2013 Off-Broadway Revival Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
  • The Last Five Years New Haven 2014 (Katie Rose Clarke, Adam Halpin) Part 1 | Part 2

LEGALLY BLONDE:

  • Legally Blonde- CC (x)
  • Legally Blonde all Legally Blonde videos can be found here: [x]

LES MISERABLES:

  • Les Miserables US Tour (Sutton Foster) [x]
  • Les Miserables 25th Anniversary US Tour (Chicago) [x]
  • Les Miserables (Samantha Barks, Killian Donnelly, Gareth Gates) [x]
  • Les Miserables Hollywood Bowl [x]
  • Les Miserables West End (19th September 2013) [x]
  • Les Miserables Broadway, 2014 (Previews) Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10
  • Les Miserables- 10th Anniversary (x)
  • Les Miserables Dream Cast- With lyrics (x)
  • Broadway 2003- Part 1| Part 2| Part 3| Part 4| Part 5 (Not Full Production)
  • US Tour 2000- Part 1| Part 2| Part 3| Part 4| Part 5| Part 6| Part 7| Part 8| Part 9| Part 10| Part 11|Part 12| Part 13| Part 14 (Sutton Foster)

DISNEY:

  • The Lion King Costa Mesa, 2010 Act 1: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
  • Act 2: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
  • The Lion King (London, July 2013) Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
  • The Little Mermaid Pre-Broadway [x]

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC:

  • A Little Night Music New York City Opera 1990 [x]
  • A Little Night Music Bernadette Peters Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS:

  • Little Shop Of Horrors Pre-Broadway, FL [x]
  • Little Shop of Horrors Pre-Broadway (Alice Ripley, Hunter Foster, Billy Porter) [x]
  • Little Shop of Horrors (x)

M

  • Mamma Mia London (Louise Plowright) [x]
  • The Man Who Came To Dinner (Broadway, 2000) [x]
  • Master Class  (Sierra Boggess, Tyne Daly, Alexandra Silber) Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
  • Mary Poppins OLC Act 1 | Act 2
  • Much Ado About Nothing West End (David Tennant, Catherine Tate) Act 1 Act 2
  • Murder Ballad Caissie Levy YouTube: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 |Part 5 Dailymotion: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
  • The Music Man- Meredith Wilson (x)
  • Mystery of Edwin Drood [x]

MATILDA:

  • Matilda Broadway, Bailey Ryon [x]
  • Matilda Broadway, Milly Shapiro (short videos) School Song | The Hammer | Bruce [password: milly]

MISS SAIGON:

  • Miss Saigon Broadway [x]
  • Miss Saigon National Tour [x]
  • Miss Saigon (x)

N

  • Nice Work If You Can Get It OBC [x]
  • Nine 2003 Broadway revival (Antonio Banderas, Laura Benanti, Chita Rivera)
  • [x]

NEWSIES:

  • Newsies- OBC (x) (x)
  • Newsies Pre-Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse (October 15 2011 matinee & evening clips) [x]
  • Newsies March 2012 [x]
  • Newsies July 2012 [x]
  • Newsies February 2013 [x]
  • Newsies 28th June 2014 Act 1: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Act Two:Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
  • Newsies edit Act One | Act Two

NEXT TO NORMAL:

  • Next To Normal Off-Broadway (includes Costco) [x]
  • Next To Normal Off-Broadway [x]
  • Next To Normal- OBC (x)
  • Next To Normal OBC 2nd Preview [x]
  • Next To Normal OBC (password: invisiblegirl) [x]
  • Next To Normal (Kyle Dean Massey, Jessica Phillips u/s Diana) [x]
  • Next To Normal (Alice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano and Brian d’Arcy James last performance) [x]
  • Next To Normal Broadway (Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Meghann Fahy) [x]
  • Next To Normal Original US Tour Cast [x]

O

  • Oliver 2010 (Kerry Ellis) [x]
  • On A Clear Day You Can See Forever Broadway, 2011 revival (Jessie Mueller, Harry Connick Jr.) Act 1: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Act 2: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

ONCE:

  • Once (x)
  • Once (Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti) [x]
  • Once (Arthur Darvill) [x]
  • Once [x]
  • Once US Tour 2013  [x]

P

  • Pacific Overtures OBC [x]
  • Parade OBC preview performance [x]
  • Parade Los Angeles 2009 [x]
  • Passion OBC [x]
  • Peter And The Starcatcher [x]
  • Peter Pan Live [x]
  • The Pirate Queen Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
  • The Pirates of Penzance AUDIO (Claire Lyon) Act 1 | Act 2
  • Parade (x)
  • Porgy and Bess [x]
  • Porgy and Bess (x)
  • Potted Potter [x]
  • The Pajama Game (x)

PIPPIN:

  • Pippin revival Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
  • Pippin Broadway, June 2014 Act 1:Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Act 2: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
  • Pippin Broadway, July 2014 Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
  • Pippin- Toronto 1982 (x)

R

  • Rabbit Hole Broadway (Cynthia Nixon, John Gallagher Jr) [x]
  • Ragtime Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17
  • Rock of Ages Costa Mesta, CA [x]
  • Rocky Broadway 2014 [x]
  • Rocky Horror (x)

RENT:

  • Rent Broadway, 1996 [x]
  • Rent Broadway, 2006 Part 1 | Part 2  | Part 3  | Part 4  | Part 5  | Part 6  | Part 7  | Part 8 | Part 9  | Part 10  | Part 11  | Part 12 |  Part 13  | Part 14  | Part 15  | Part 16  | Part 17 | Part 18
  • Rent Hollywood Bowl [x] [Password: tango maureen]
  • Rent Off-Broadway Revival Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
  • Rent- Amazing quality (x)      

S

  • Saved [x]
  • The Secret Garden Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
  • Seussical Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
  • Sister Act London [x]
  • Six By Sondheim HBO, 2014 (Darren Criss, America Ferrera, Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes) [x]
  • Song & Dance 1984(Sarah Brightman, Palace Theatre) [x]
  • Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark [x]
  • Spamalot [x]

SHREK:

  • Shrek the Musical Seattle (Sutton Foster, Brian D’Arcy James) [x]
  • Shrek- Sutton Foster (x)

SIDE SHOW:

  • Side Show Broadway 1997 (Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, Norm Lewis, Hugh Panaro) [x]
  • Side Show La Jolla 2013 [x]

SPRING AWAKENING:

  • Spring Awakening OBC [x]
  • Spring Awakening Off-Broadway [x] Alt: [x]
  • Spring Awakening (Matt Doyle u/s Otto, Jennifer Damiano u/s Martha)[x]
  • Spring Awakening (Ben Fankhauser as Ernst, Taylor Trensch as Moritz) 11-29-09 [x]
  • Spring Awakening- Lea Michel (x)

SUNDAY IN THE PAR WITH GEORGE:

  • Sunday in the Park with George 1986 [x]
  • Sunday in the Park with George Sondheim Celebration, Washington D.C. 2002 (Raúl Esparza) [x]
  • Sunday In The Park With George Broadway, 30th January 2008 (Santino Fontana) Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

SWEENEY TODD:

  • Sweeney Todd 1982 Tour [x]
  • Sweeney Todd Live in Concert (Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, George Hearn)[x]
  • Sweeney Todd (2005 Broadway Revival - closing night) [x]

T

  • Thoroughly Modern Millie OBC Act 1 l Act 2
  • Titanic 2006 Sydney, Australia Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
  • Tony Awards 2014 [full show]
  • Twisted (x)
  • The Who’s Tommy Broadway closing night, 1995 Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

TARZAN:

  • Tarzan (Broadway previews) 30th March 2006 Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4  
  • Tarzan (Broadway) 30th July 2006 Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

[TITLE OF SHOW]:

  • [title of show] [x]
  • Title of show (x)

U

  • The Unauthorised Autobiography of Samantha Brown [x]
  • Urinetown- Good Quality (x)
  • Urinetown OBC [x]

V

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike [x]
  • Venus In Fur Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
  • Violet New York Concert, 18th January 2003 [x]
  • Violet Broadway (Sutton Foster) [x]

W

  • War Horse Broadway, 2011 [x]
  • We Will Rock You 10th Anniversary UK Arena Tour 2013 [x]
  • The Wild Party Highlights Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
  • Woman On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown [x]
  • Wonderland Broadway (April 2, 2011) [x] Alt: Act 1 | Act 2

WEST SIDE STORY:

  • West Side Story Revival (Karen Olivo) [x]
  • West Side Story (School production) Matt Smith [x] *thanks to arthurdarvvill*

X

  • Xanadu OBC [x]

Y

  • You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown [x]

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN:

  • Young Frankenstein [x]
  • Young Frankenstein (Roger Bart, Sutton Foster, Christopher Fitzgerald) [x]

Z

  • Zanna Don’t! 2009 Australian Premiere [x]

showstopper. a broadway musical playlist of showstopping hits.

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01. My New Philosophy - You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Original Broadway Cast) // 02. Fly, Fly Away - Catch Me If You Can (Original Broadway Cast) // 03. Seasons of Love - Rent (Original Broadway Cast) // 04. I Believe - The Book of Mormon (Original Broadway Cast) // 05. One Night in Bangkok - Chess (Original Broadway Cast) // 06. One Day More - Les Mis (Original Broadway Cast) // 07. Climbing Uphill - The Last 5 Years (2013 Off-Broadway Cast) // 08. Always Starting Over - If/Then (Original Broadway Cast) // 09. My Strongest Suit - Aida (Original Broadway Cast) // 10. Anything Goes - Anything Goes (2012 Revival Broadway Cast) // 11. Don’t Quit While You’re Ahead - The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2013 Revival Broadway Cast) // 12. ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do - Bullets Over Broadway (Original Broadway Cast) // 13. Everything’s Coming Up Roses - Gypsy (2003 Revival Broadway Cast) // 14. I Say a Little Prayer - Promises, Promises (2010 Revival Broadway Cast) // 15. La Vie Boheme - Rent (Original Broadway Cast) // 16. On My Own - Les Mis (Original Broadway Cast) // 17. Better With a Man - A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Original Broadway Cast) // 18. The Music and The Mirror - A Chorus Line (2006 Revival Broadway Cast) // 19. Dead Girl Walking Heathers (Original Cast) // 20. Defying Gravity - Wicked (Original Broadway Cast) // 21. Shine Like The Sun - 9 to 5 (Original Broadway Cast) 

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The 50 Most Nominated Shows at the Tony Awards

Because I was very curious (and bored?).

(These take into account every nomination for every production of a particular piece of theatre)

01. Gypsy - 28 nominations, 6 wins (musical)
02. Cabaret - 27 nominations, 12 wins (musical)
03. The King and I - 25 nominations, 14 wins (musical)
04. La Cage aux Folles - 24 nominations, 11 wins (musical)
05. Follies - 24 nominations, 8 wins (musical)
06. South Pacific - 21 nominations, 17 wins (musical)
07. Death of a Salesman - 21 nominations, 13 wins (play)
08. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - 20 nominations, 9 wins (musical) 
08. Pippin - 20 nominations, 9 wins (musical) 
10. Nine - 20 nominations, 7 wins (musical)
11. Into the Woods - 20 nominations, 5 wins (musical)
12. Fiddler on the Roof - 19 nominations, 10 wins (musical)
12. Sweeney Todd - 19 nominations, 10 wins (musical)
14. Guys and Dolls - 19 nominations, 9 wins (musical)
14. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - 19 nominations, 9 wins (play)
16. Anything Goes - 19 nominations, 6 wins (musical)
16. Chicago - 19 nominations, 6 wins (musical)
17. Ragtime - 19 nominations, 4 wins (musical)
18. Sunday in the Park with George - 19 nominations, 2 wins (musical)
19. Candide - 18 nominations, 6 wins (musical)
19. Company - 18 nominations, 6 wins (musical)
19. The Music Man - 18 nominations, 6 wins (musical)
22. Kiss Me, Kate - 17 nominations, 10 wins (musical)
23. 42nd Street - 17 nominations, 4 wins (musical)
24. Long Day’s Journey Into Night - 17 nominations, 5 wins (play)
24. Sweet Charity - 17 nominations, 5 wins (musical)
26. Little Me - 17 nominations, 2 wins (musical)
27. Fences - 16 nominations, 7 wins (play)
27. A Little Night Music - 16 nominations, 7 wins (musical)
29. A Moon for the Misbegotten - 16 nominations, 5 wins (play) 
29. The Mystery of Edwin Drood - 16 nominations, 5 wins (musical) 
31. The Producers - 15 nominations, 12 wins (musical)*
32. Billy Elliot - 15 nominations, 10 wins (musical)*
32. A Chorus Line - 15 nominations, 10 wins (musical)
34. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - 15 nominations, 9 wins (musical)
35. Les Misérables - 15 nominations, 8 wins (musical)
36. West Side Story - 15 nominations, 3 wins (musical)
37. Much Ado About Nothing - 15 nominations, 1 win (play)
38. The Book of Mormon - 14 nominations, 9 wins (musical)* 
39. Evita - 14 nominations, 7 wins (musical)
40. Dreamgirls - 14 nominations, 6 wins (musical) 
41. On the Twentieth Century - 14 nominations, 5 wins (musical)
42. Monty Python’s Spamalot - 14 nominations, 3 wins (musical)*
42. A View from the Bridge - 14 nominations, 3 wins (play)
44. Pacific Overtures - 14 nominations, 2 wins (musical)
44. She Loves Me - 14 nominations, 2 wins (musical) 
46. Hello, Dolly! - 13 nominations, 10 wins (musical)
47. Big River - 13 nominations, 8 wins (musical)
47. Damn Yankees - 13 nominations, 8 wins (musical)
47. Hairspray - 13 nominations, 8 wins (musical)*
50. My Fair Lady - 13 nominations, 7 wins (musical)

Stray observations and statistics:

  • Obviously the vast majority are musicals - 43 musicals to 7 plays. It’s a little unfair, considering musicals actively compete in several more categories than plays do - score, book, choreography, orchestrations. Plays can technically be nominated for score and choreography, as we’ve seen in recent years, but it happens very infrequently. 
  • Because I know we were all wondering, I put an asterisk next to the titles whose nomination/win haul comes only from their original run. Many of these titles got numbers this high after decades of revivals, but there are a couple who scored extremely well on their first go. 
  • Of the musicals on the list, 28 won Best Musical. Of the plays, 4 won Best Play. It’s worth noting that one of the remaining three plays (Much Ado About Nothing) has never been eligible for Best Play. 
  • 5 of the 50 shows are not American: #32, Billy Elliot; #35, Les Misérables; #37, Much Ado About Nothing; #39, Evita; #42, Monty Python’s Spamalot.
  • Stephen Sondheim has his name on 11 of the 50 shows: #1, Gypsy (lyrics); #5, Follies (music and lyrics); #11, Into the Woods (music and lyrics); #12, Sweeney Todd (music and lyrics); #18, Sunday in the Park with George (music and lyrics); #19, Candide (additional lyrics); #19, Company (music and lyrics); #27, A Little Night Music (music and lyrics); #34, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (music and lyrics); #36, West Side Story (lyrics); #44, Pacific Overtures (music and lyrics).
  • Additionally, Cy Coleman has 3 on the list. Kander and Ebb, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, Leonard Bernstein, Bock and Harnick, Jerry Herman, and Frank Loesser all have 2.

I’m not sure what possessed me to tabulate all this, but surely someone out there will find this interesting. 

anonymous asked:

Hi I've been starting to plan for college auditions and I've been posed with a major problem: How do you know if a song is overdone and what's a good method of finding songs that aren't over done? I've really been struggling because every single song I've looked at I have someone tell me it's crazy overdone Thanks in advanced!!!

Thats a hard question! you can always ask me if you think a song is overdone. This is a list of overdone songs with a degree of how overdone they are. I took this list from @i-remember-there-was-mist who is a great resource, but she doesn’t do audition song advice

* — slightly overdone

** — overdone

*** — highly overdone

Adelaide’s Lament from Guys and Dolls ***

Astonishing from Little Women ***

All That Jazz from Chicago **

As Long As He Needs Me from Oliver **

Being Alive from Company ***

Bewitched **

Big Spender from Sweet Charity *

Broadway Baby from Follies *

Castle on a Cloud from Les Mis **

Change in Me from Beauty and the Beast **

Climbing Uphill from The Last Five Years **

Come To My Garden from The Secret Garden **

Corner of the Sky from Pippin **

Dancing Queen from Mamma Mia **

Defying Gravity from Wicked ***

Diva’s Lament from Spamalot **

Don’t Cry For Me Argentina from Evita **

Don’t Rain on my Parade from Funny Girl ***

Do-Re-Mi from Sound of Music *

Dying Ain’t So Bad from Bonnie and Clyde **

Favorite Things from Sound of Music *

Forget About the Boy from Thoroughly Modern Millie ***

Get Out and Stay Out from 9 to 5 **

Giants in the Sky from Into the Woods **

Gimme Gimme from Thoroughly Modern Millie ***

Girl in 14 G ***

Glittery and Be Gay from Candide ***

Good Morning Baltimore from Hairspray ***

Greenfinch and Linnet Bird from Sweeney Todd **

Home from Beauty and the Beast **

How Could I Know? from The Secret Garden **

I Can Hear the Bells from Hairspray **

I Can’t Say No from Oklahoma **

I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady **

I Dreamed a Dream from Les Mis ***

I Enjoy Being a Girl from Flower Drum Song *

I Get a Kick out of You **

If I Loved You from Carousel ***

If I Were a Bell from Guys and Dolls *

I Feel Pretty from West Side Story *

I Hate Men from Kiss Me Kate *

I Know Things Now from Into the Woods *

I’m Alive from Next to Normal **

The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha **

In My Life from Les Mis **

In My Own Little Corner from Cinderella **

Invisible Girl from Next to Normal **

I Speak Six Languages from 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee **

I Wanna Be a Producer from The Producers **

Johanna from Sweeney Todd **

Life of the Party from The Wild Party **

Maybe This Time from Cabaret ***

Meadowlark from The Baker’s Wife **

Memory from Cats ***

Moonfall from The Mystery of Edwin Drood **

Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera ***

My New Philosophy from Charlie Brown **

A New Life from Jekyll & Hyde **

Not for the Life of Me from Thoroughly Modern Millie ***

Not While I’m Around from Sweeney Todd **

On My Own from Les Mis ***

On the Steps of the Palace from Into the Woods **

On the Street Where You Live from My Fair Lady **

Part of Your World from Little Mermaid **

Popular from Wicked ***

Practically Perfect from Mary Poppins *

Pulled from The Addams Family *

Put on Your Sunday Clothes from Hello Dolly *

Ribbons Down My Back from Hello Dolly **

Roxie from Chicago **

Run Away With Me from The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown *

Seasons of Love from Rent ***

Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music *

Show Off from Drowsy Chaperone ***

Shy from Once Upon A Mattress*

Simple Joys of Maidenhood from Camelot *

Sixteen Going On Seventeen from Sound of Music **

Someone Like You from Jekyll & Hyde ***

Some Things Are Meant to Be from Little Women *

Somewhere That’s Green from Little Shop of Horrors ***

So Much Better from Legally Blonde **

Spring Cleaning ***

Stars from Les Mis ***

Stranger to the Rain from Children of Eden ***

Summertime from Porgy and Bess ***

Take a Chance on Me from Little Women *

Taylor the Latte Boy ***

Think of Me from Phantom of the Opera ***

This is My Beloved from Kismet **

Tomorrow from Annie ***

Tonight from West Side Story **

Vanilla Ice Cream from She Loves Me ***

Wash That Man from South Pacific *

What I Did for Love? from A Chorus Line **

When Did I Fall In Love from Fiorello! *

Wherever He Ain’t from Mack and Mabel *

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from Phantom of the Opera ***

Your Daddy’s Son from Ragtime ***


Some basic rules to follow are no Sondheim, no JRB, no wicked, no phantom, no les mis, ect. Even if you’re really good at one of those I would say don’t. Other “overdone songs” like most of those above can be OK if you really think it suits your voice and makes you shine. Just be careful. 



Hm finding songs that aren’t overdone is tough. I would say do some research on shows maybe from outside the US. I found good songs from shows done primarily on the West end. Or do shows that never made it to broadway, but were off-broadway. Some off-broadway shows will still be overdone, like Heathers. 

one though we’re two: a mix for musical theatre ladies | listen

I. perfect strangers- the mystery of edwin drood / II. if momma was married- g*psy / III. un hombre asì (a boy like that)- west side story / IV. angel of music- the phantom of the opera / V. marry the man today- guys & dolls / VI. one more kiss- follies / VII. i will never leave you- side show / VIII. every day a little death- a little night music / IX. take me or leave me- rent / X. i know him so well- chess /  XI. jealousy duet- the threepenny opera / XII. for good- wicked / XIII. that horrible woman- a gentleman’s guide to love and murder

The 50 Most Nominated Shows in Tonys History (2016 Edition)

An update of this post from last year!

The following list takes into account every production of any piece that received any nomination from the Tony Awards. Keep in mind that several shows tie with others. Also, if there’s any confusion, they are ranked by nomination count, THEN win count. Obviously a show with fifteen nominations and twelve wins is more decorated than a show with fifteen nominations and six. 

01. Gypsy - 28 nominations, 6 wins (musical)
02. Cabaret - 27 nominations, 12 wins (musical)
03. The King and I - 25 nominations, 14 wins (musical)
04. La Cage aux Folles - 24 nominations, 11 wins (musical)
05. Follies - 24 nominations, 8 wins (musical)
06. Long Day’s Journey Into Night - 24 nominations, 7 wins (play)
07. South Pacific - 22 nominations, 18 wins (musical)
08. She Loves Me - 22 nominations, 3 wins (musical)
09. Death of a Salesman - 21 nominations, 13 wins (play)
10. Fiddler on the Roof - 21 nominations, 10 wins (musical)
11. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - 20 nominations, 9 wins (musical)
11. Pippin - 20 nominations, 9 wins (musical)
13. Nine - 20 nominations, 7 wins (musical)
14. Into the Woods - 20 nominations, 5 wins (musical)
15. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - 19 nominations, 10 wins (musical)
16. Guys and Dolls - 19 nominations, 9 wins (musical)
16. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - 19 nominations, 9 wins (play)
18. Anything Goes - 19 nominations, 6 wins (musical)
18. Chicago - 19 nominations, 6 wins (musical)
20. A View from the Bridge - 19 nominations, 5 wins (play)
21. Ragtime - 19 nominations, 4 wins (musical)
22. Sunday in the Park with George - 19 nominations, 2 wins (musical)
23. Candide - 18 nominations, 6 wins (musical)
23. Company - 18 nominations, 6 wins (musical)
23. The Music Man - 18 nominations, 6 wins (musical)
26. Kiss Me, Kate - 17 nominations, 10 wins (musical)
27. Sweet Charity - 17 nominations, 5 wins (musical)
28. 42nd Street - 17 nominations, 4 wins (musical)
29. Little Me - 17 nominations, 2 wins (musical)
30. Hamilton - 16 nominations, 11 wins (musical)*
31. Fences - 16 nominations, 7 wins (play)
31. A Little Night Music - 16 nominations, 7 wins (musical)
31. A Moon for the Misbegotten - 16 nominations, 7 wins (play)
34. The Mystery of Edwin Drood - 16 nominations, 5 wins (musical)
35. The Producers - 15 nominations, 12 wins (musical)*
36. Billy Elliot - 15 nominations, 10 wins (musical)*
36. A Chorus Line - 15 nominations, 10 wins (musical)
38. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - 15 nominations, 9 wins (musical)
39. Les Misérables - 15 nominations, 8 wins (musical)  
40. The Color Purple - 15 nominations, 3 wins (musical)
40. West Side Story - 15 nominations, 3 wins (musical)
42. Much Ado About Nothing - 15 nominations, 1 win (play)
43. The Book of Mormon - 14 nominations, 9 wins (musical)*
44. Spring Awakening - 14 nominations, 8 wins (musical)
45. Evita - 14 nominations, 7 wins (musical)
46. Dreamgirls - 14 nominations, 6 wins (musical)
47. On the Twentieth Century - 14 nominations, 5 wins (musical)
48. Monty Python’s Spamalot - 14 nominations, 3 wins (musical)*
49. Pacific Overtures - 14 nominations, 2 wins (musical)
50. Hello, Dolly! - 13 nominations, 10 wins (musical)

Some stray observations and statistics:

  • Obviously, the vast majority are musicals - 7 plays to 43 musicals. It’s a bit unfair, considering musicals actively compete in several more categories than plays do - score, book, choreography, orchestrations. Plays can technically be nominated for score and choreography, as we’ve seen in recent years, but it happens very infrequently. 
  • As of this year, with its seven new nominations and two new wins, Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night becomes the most decorated play in Tonys history, usurping Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
  • Any show marked with an asterisk (*) indicates that the nomination/win count comes exclusively from their original production–their one and only Tonys rodeo. 
  • Of the musicals on the list, 26 won Best Musical. Of the plays, 4 won Best Play. It’s worth noting that one of the remaining plays, Much Ado About Nothing, has never been eligible for Best Play. 
  • Stephen Sondheim has his name on 11 of the 50 shows: Gypsy (1), Follies (5), Into the Woods (14), Sweeney Todd (15), Sunday in the Park with George (22), Candide (23), Company (23), A Little Night Music (31), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (38), West Side Story (40), and Pacific Overtures (49). 
  • Additionally, Cy Coleman has 3 titles on the list. Leonard Bernstein, Jerry Bock, Fred Ebb, Oscar Hammerstein II, Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Herman, John Kander, Frank Loesser, Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers all have 2. Sondheim, Kander, and Ebb are the only authors with more than one title in the top ten. 
  • Since last year, four titles left the list and were replaced by three. Due to my own discrepancy, last year’s list actually had 51 titles on it. Additionally, I miscounted South Pacific’s total haul. The shows we said goodbye to were Big River, Damn Yankees, Hairspray, and My Fair Lady. In their place came Hamilton, The Color Purple, and Spring Awakening
  • Eight titles on the list won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1957), South Pacific (1950), Death of a Salesman (1949), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1962), Sunday in the Park with George (1985), Hamilton (2016), Fences (1987), and A Chorus Line (1976).
WWM: Musicals Revised Schedule!

So, since I already messed up the schedule on week two…..   Here’s our revised schedule!  I’ve included our previous installments in case you want to go back and listen or post your thoughts–you’re more than welcome to continue to discuss old musicals we’ve done!  

And if you’re wondering what this is all about, check out this post!  It’s a kind of book club for musicals, where we share and discuss new shows in hopes of widening our knowledge of this awesome thing that is musical theatre!  

And if you’re looking to present, check out this post for the details and shoot me a message!  I’m always looking to add in more lesser known musicals to the mix!