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  1. Miss Saigon
    • Boublil and Schonberg
    • Ran for 4092 performances
    • Based on Puccini Opera - Madame Butterfly
  2. Rent
    • Book and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
    • Larson sets to waiting all of these songs but he is missing a strong plot
  3. Jonathan Larson
    • Jewish Parents
    • Grew up loving Drama and Theatre
    • Supported himself working odd jobs while he composed
    • Made Rent
  4. Jukebox Musicals
    • Musical that uses existing music (often popular music) rather than original compositions
    • A spin-off of the revue
    • Started in 1970s and became famous in 1990s
  5. Autobiographical Jukebox Musicals
    Use the musicals - use the music of one artists to tell the story of that artists
  6. Jersey Boys
    • Type of autobiographical jukebox musical
    • Tells the story of the 60s to rock group "The Four Seasons"
    • Opened Oct. 4, 2005 and still going 
    • Won 5 Tonys including Best Musical
  7. The Boy from Oz
    • Type of autobiographical jukebox musical
    • Tells the story of Australian singer/songwriter Peter Allen
    • Starred Hugh Jackman as Allen
    • Opened on Broadway Oct. 16, 2003
  8. American Idiot
    • One artist musical
    • Staged version of Green Day's 2004 album of same name
    • Rock opera
    • Nominated for 3 Tonys
  9. Mamma Mia
    • One artist musical
    • Music of Abba
    • Nominated for 5 tonys
    • Film in 2008 starred Meryl Strep and Amanda Seyfried
  10. Crazy for you
    • One artist musical
    • Features the songs of George and Ira Gershwin
    • Opened Feb 19, 1992
    • Nominated for 9 Tonys and won 3
  11. Rock of Ages
    • Multiple artists musical
    • Compilation of 1980s arena rock
    • Ran for 2000 performances as of April 6
    • Nominated for 5 Tonys
    • Film in 2012
  12. The Lion King
    • Opened Nov 13, 1997
    • Directed by Julie Taynor
    • Biggest Disney musical hit on broadway
    • Won 5 of 10 Tony nomination
    • Animal puppets
  13. Beauty and the Beast
    • 1st Disney musical
    • Opened April 18, 1994
    • Nominated for 9 Tonys and won for costumes
    • Opened the door for other Disney Broadway creations
  14. Next to Normal
    • Opened April 15, 2009
    • Ran for 722 performances
    • Nominated for 12 Tonys (including best musical) and won 4
    • Won the Pulitzer prize for drama in 2009
    • Tells the story of a family dealing with mental illness
  15. Wicked
    • Composer - Steven Schwartz
    • Director - Joe Mantello
    • Starred Idina Menzel and Christin Chenowith
    • Opened Oct. 30, 2003
  16. Lin Manuel Miranda
    • Grew up in NY
    • Born to Puerto Rican parents
    • Style melds rock, rap, Latin, and classical musical theatre
    • In the Heights (2008) and Bring it on (2012)
  17. Robert Lopez
    • Grew up in Manhattan of Filipino descent
    • Classical musical theatre style with pop influences
    • Avenue Q (2003), Book of Mormon (2011) Frozen (2013)
  18. Andrew Lippa
    • Born in England - came to the US in the late 1960s
    • Heavily influenced by Sondheim
    • The wild party (off broadway 2000) , You're a good man Charlie Brown (1999), The Addams Family (2011)
  19. Elton John
    • Billy Elliott (2009)
    • Lion King (1997)
    • Aida (2008)
  20. Duncan Sheik
    • 1990s one hit wonder
    • Spring Awakening (2006)
    • - Based on play from 1891 of same name
    • - Lyrics and Book by Steven Stater
    • Won 8 Tonys including Best muiscal and best score
  21. Spider-Man turn off the dark
    • Opened June. 14, 2011
    • Original Director - Julie Taymor
    • Music - Bono and the Edge
    • Show cost 1.5M per week to stage
    • Show lost $60M when it closed on Jan '14
  22. Tony Awards
    • Named for Antoinette Perry
    • Started in 1947
    • Shows that open before cutoff date in eligible Broadway theatre
    • Impact on musicals
  23. Archival Revivals
    Took original production and remount it
  24. Traditional Revivals
    Pretty close to the musical that was already done
  25. Revisionist Revivals
    A lot of things get changed
  26. Revisal
    Significant Changes
  27. Pippin
    • Original Production: Opened Oct 23, 1972
    • Music/Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
    • Director/Choreographer: Bob Fosse
    • Starred Ben Vereen as teh leading player
    • Nominated for 11 Tonys, won 5
  28. Revival of Pippin
    • Opened April 13, 2013 and has run 405 performances
    • Won 4 of 10 Tonys including best revival
    • Leading player changed to female
    • Addition of circus and acrobatics

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