Musicals

This section contains libretti. See also Plays with Music. For books about musical theatre, see Musical Theatre.

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Sunday in the Park with George

The Pulitzer-winning musical inspired by Georges Seurat's pointillist masterpiece, celebrating the art of creation and the creation of art.

Pacific Overtures

Exploring the opening up of Japan to American influence and using motifs from Japanese theatre and music, this is one of Sondheim's most adventurous musicals.

Sweeney Todd

The gruesomely fascinating musical about the 'Demon Barber of Fleet Street', one of Sondheim's greatest hits.

Assassins

A dark and funny look at the end of the American dream - Stephen Sondheim lifts musical theatre to new heights of brilliance.

The Secret Garden (stage version)

The complete book and lyrics of Norman’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved children’s classic.

Gypsy

One of the greatest musicals of all time, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents.

Passion

A musical based on a 19th-century Italian novel, Passion tells of the consequences of a sickly woman's love for a handsome young army captain.

A Little Night Music

An utterly sophisticated and charming musical boasting such numbers as 'Send in the Clowns' and 'A Weekend in the Country'.

The Shakespeare Revue

An enchanting collection of witty music and skits about the Bard, devised for and first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Into the Woods

A modern musical twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

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Company (US edition)

Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's iconic musical comedy about life, love and marriage.

Hotel

An innovative theatre piece combining music, voices and dance, with a text by Caryl Churchill and music by Orlando Gough.

The New American Musical

Edited by Wiley Hausam

Four groundbreaking musicals from the end of the 20th century

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

A bawdy, fast-paced, raunchy comedy musical from one of the world's most influential and innovative creators of musical theatre.

Improbable Frequency

The smash-hit musical comedy of spies, double agents and the laws of improbability.

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The Beggar's Opera

John Gay's bawdy and burlesque pastiche of classical Italian opera, often regarded as the world's first ever musical.

The Light in the Piazza

The book and lyrics of the hit Broadway musical based on Elizabeth Spencer's 1960 novella.

Spring Awakening (musical)

The groundbreaking rock musical about teenage sexuality, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik.

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