The View from the Pit: Cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf

For a couple years now, we’ve been discussing the craft behind writing and performing contemporary musical theatre. We’ve interviewed dozens of writers and performers about their process, but we’ve yet to interview a very important group of people who make musicals happen: the pit musicians. That changes now with this new series! We sat down with Mairi… Read More The View from the Pit: Cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf

Featured Five, Vol. 10 – A BORDERS in Kentucky

  This blog is a part of The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers, found online at www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com.  __________________   You’ve gotta hand it to Jason Robert Brown: the man gives good lyric: “I’ve had Shabbas dinner on Friday nights With every Shapiro in Washington Heights.”  (“Shiksa Goddess,” THE LAST FIVE YEARS)   As we await… Read More Featured Five, Vol. 10 – A BORDERS in Kentucky

A “Complete” List of Contemporary Musicals: 2000-2019

  [UPDATED 1/2/20 – Now with additional shows and links to vocal scores, cast recordings and MP3 recordings!]   At the beginning of our exploration of contemporary musical theatre repertoire in 2012, Lorene Phillips and I went to the (now sadly defunct) Colony Records to see how many scores we could find for contemporary shows. … Read More A “Complete” List of Contemporary Musicals: 2000-2019