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Adler & Ross
   composed the musical   
Damn Yankees (1956)
Adler & Ross
   composed the musical   
The Pajama Game (1955)
Alan Menken
   composed the musical   
Little Shop of Horrors (1982)
Andrew Lloyd Webber
   composed the musical   
Aspects of Love (1989)
Andrew Lloyd Webber
   composed the musical   
Cats (1981)
Andrew Lloyd Webber
   composed the musical   
Evita (1976)
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Andrew Lloyd Webber
   composed the musical   
Jeeves (1975)
Regarded as Webber’s only real flop. He rewrote and renamed it "By Jeeves" (1996).
Andrew Lloyd Webber
   composed the musical   
Jesus Christ Superstar (1971)
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Andrew Lloyd Webber
   composed the musical   
Phantom of the Opera (1986)
Andrew Lloyd Webber
   composed the musical   
Song and Dance (1982)
A combination of “Variations” and “Tell Me On A Sunday”
Andrew Lloyd Webber
   composed the musical   
Starlight Express (1984)
Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe
Andrew Lloyd Webber
   composed the musical   
Sunset Boulevard (1993)
Based on the Billy Wilder film
Andrew Lloyd Webber
   composed the musical   
Tell Me On A Sunday (1979)
Lyrics by Don Black. The musical is one act long and was produced as a one-hour BBC television special in 1980. Later it was combined with "Variations" in the musical "Song and Dance".
Andrew Lloyd Webber
   composed the musical   
Whistle Down the Wind (1996)
Premiered at National Theatre in Washington DC. Based on the 1961 film of the same name.
A.R. Rahman
   composed the musical   
Bombay Dreams (2002)
Produced the single hit “Shakalaka Baby”
Arthur Kopit & Maury Yeston
   composed the musical   
Nine (1982)
Burt Bacharach
   composed the musical   
The Boy from Oz (2003)
Burt Bacharach
   composed the musical   
The Look of Love (2003)
Burton Lane
   composed the musical   
Carmelina (1979)
Tony Nomination for Best Original Score
Burton Lane
   composed the musical   
Finian’s Rainbow (1947)
Burton Lane
   composed the musical   
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1965)
Charles Strouse
   composed the musical   
Annie (1977)
Charles Strouse
   composed the musical   
A Broadway Musical (1978)
Opened and closed on the same day. One critic described it as “a genuine turkey”.
Charles Strouse
   composed the musical   
Bye Bye Birdie (1960)
Charlie Smalls
   composed the musical   
The Wiz (1975)
Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil
   composed the musical   
Les Miserables (1980)
Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil
   composed the musical   
Martin Guerre (1996)
Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil
   composed the musical   
Miss Saigon (1989)
Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil
   composed the musical   
The Pirate Queen (2006)
Re: a 16th Century Irish pirate
Cole Porter
   composed the musical   
Anything Goes (1934)
Cole Porter
   composed the musical   
Can-Can (1952)
Cole Porter
   composed the musical   
Kiss Me, Kate (1948)
Cole Porter
   composed the musical   
Silk Stockings (1955)
Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields
   composed the musical   
Sweet Charity (1966)
Dana Rowe
   composed the musical   
The Witches of Eastwick (2000)
Dana Rowe
   composed the musical   
Zombie Prom (1996)
Elton John & Tim Rice
   composed the musical   
Aida (2000)
Eric Idle & John Du Prez
   composed the musical   
Spamalot (2005)
Frank Loesser
   composed the musical   
Guys and Dolls (1950)
Frank Loesser
   composed the musical   
How to Succeed in Business (1961)
Frank Loesser
   composed the musical   
The Most Happy Fella (1956)
Frank Wildhorn & Leslie Bricusse
   composed the musical   
Jekyll & Hyde (1997)
Gary William Friedman
   composed the musical   
The Me Nobody Knows (1970)
George Gershwin
   composed the musical   
Porgy and Bess (1935)
Libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Dorothy Heyward. Based on Heyward's novel Porgy.
George Gershwin
   composed the musical   
Strike Up the Band (1927)
George M Cohen
   composed the musical   
Broadway Rose (1912)
George Michael Cohan
Gilbert & Sullivan
   composed the musical   
H.M.S. Pinafore (1885)
Gilbert & Sullivan
   composed the musical   
The Mikado (1885)
Harold Arlen
   composed the musical   
Jamaica (1957)
Harold Arlen
   composed the musical   
Saratoga (1959)
Based on Edna Ferber’s “Saratoga Trunk”
Harold Arlen
   composed the musical   
St. Louis Woman (1946)
Opened at the Martin Beck Theater in New York
Harold Arlen
   composed the musical   
Wizard of Oz (1987)
Originally presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company
Harold Rome
   composed the musical   
Wish You Were Here (1952)
Harvey Schmidt
   composed the musical   
The Fantasticks (1960)
Irving Berlin
   composed the musical   
Annie Get Your Gun (1946)
James Rado & Gerome Ragni
   composed the musical   
Hair (1967)
Jeanine Tesori
   composed the musical   
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
Jeff Marx & Robert Lopez
   composed the musical   
Avenue Q (2003)
Jerome Kern
   composed the musical   
Show Boat (1927)
Jerry Bock
   composed the musical   
Fiddler On the Roof (1964)
Jerry Bock
   composed the musical   
She Loves Me (1963)
Jerry Herman
   composed the musical   
Hello, Dolly! (1964)
Jerry Herman
   composed the musical   
Mack & Mabel (1974)
Story about Hollywood director Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand
Jerry Herman
   composed the musical   
Mame (1966)
Jerry Herman
   composed the musical   
Milk and Honey (1961)
Jonathan Larson
   composed the musical   
Rent (1996)
Julie Styne & Bob Merrill
   composed the musical   
Funny Girl (1964)
Kander & Ebb
   composed the musical   
Chicago (1975)
Kander & Ebb
   composed the musical   
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993)
Kander & Ebb
   composed the musical   
Steel Pier (1998)
Kurt Weill
   composed the musical   
The Threepenny Opera (1928)
Includes “Mack the Knife”
Leonard Bernstein
   composed the musical   
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (1976)
A legendary Broadway flop
Leonard Bernstein
   composed the musical   
Candide (1956)
Leonard Bernstein
   composed the musical   
On the Town (1944)
Lerner & Lowe
   composed the musical   
Brigadoon (1947)
Lerner & Lowe
   composed the musical   
Camelot (1960)
Lerner & Lowe
   composed the musical   
Gigi (1958)
Lerner & Lowe
   composed the musical   
My Fair Lady (1956)
Lerner & Lowe
   composed the musical   
Paint Your Wagon (1951)
Lionel Bart
   composed the musical   
La Strada (1969)
Additional music by Martin Charnin. Based on the 1954 film by Frederico Fellini
Lionel Bart
   composed the musical   
Oliver! (1960)
Marc Blitzstein
   composed the musical   
The Cradle Will Rock (1938)
Marvin Hamlisch
   composed the musical   
A Chorus Line (1975)
Won a Pulitzer Prize
Marvin Hamlisch
   composed the musical   
The Goodbye Girl (1993)
Mary Rodgers
   composed the musical   
The Mad Show (1966)
Based on Mad Magazine
Mary Rodgers
   composed the musical   
Once Upon a Mattress (1959)
Daughter of Richard Rodgers
Mel Brooks
   composed the musical   
The Producers (2001)
Received Tony Award for Best Musical
Meredith Wilson
   composed the musical   
Here’s Love (1963)
Adaptation of “Miracle on 34th Street”
Meredith Wilson
   composed the musical   
The Music Man (1957)
Meredith Wilson
   composed the musical   
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1960)
Michel Legrand
   composed the musical   
Marguerite (2008)
Based on Dumas’ novel “La Dame aux Camélias”
Mitch Leigh & Joe Darion
   composed the musical   
Man of La Mancha (1966)
Rodgers & Hammerstein
   composed the musical   
Allegro (1947)
Received mixed reactions from the critics
Rodgers & Hammerstein
   composed the musical   
Carousel (1945)
Rodgers & Hammerstein
   composed the musical   
Cinderella (1957)
Their first musical written for television
Rodgers & Hammerstein
   composed the musical   
Flower Drum Song (1958)
The first mostly-Asian cast on Broadway.
Rodgers & Hammerstein
   composed the musical   
The King and I (1951)
Rodgers & Hammerstein
   composed the musical   
Oklahoma (1943)
Rodgers & Hammerstein
   composed the musical   
Pipe Dream (1955)
Based on John Steinbeck’s novel “Cannery Row”
Rodgers & Hammerstein
   composed the musical   
The Sound of Music (1959)
Rodgers & Hammerstein
   composed the musical   
South Pacific (1949)
Rodgers & Hammerstein
   composed the musical   
State Fair (1996)
An adventure at the Iowa State Fair. First made into a 1945 film, then remade in 1962 before being produced for Broadway in 1996.
Rodgers & Hart
   composed the musical   
Babes in Arms (1937)
Featured “My Funny Valentine”
Rodgers & Hart
   composed the musical   
The Boys from Syracuse (1938)
Featured “Falling in Love with Love”
Rodgers & Hart
   composed the musical   
Higher and Higher (1940)
Featured It Never Entered My Mind”
Rodgers & Hart
   composed the musical   
Jumbo (1935)
Rodgers & Hart
   composed the musical   
On Your Toes (1936)
Rodgers & Hart
   composed the musical   
Pal Joey (1940)
In the movie version, Joey became a singer (Frank Sinatra), in the original play he was a dancer
Roger Miller
   composed the musical   
Big River (1985)
Rupert Holmes
   composed the musical   
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1985)
Sidney Jones
   composed the musical   
The Geisha (1896)
First performed in Daly’s Theatre in London. Additional music by Lionel Monckton.
Stephen Schwartz
   composed the musical   
The Magic Show (1973)
Stephen Schwartz
   composed the musical   
Pippin (1972)
Stephen Sondheim
   composed the musical   
Into the Woods (1988)
Stephen Sondheim
   composed the musical   
A Little Night Music (1973)
Stephen Sondheim
   composed the musical   
Passion (1994)
Stephen Sondheim
   composed the musical   
Sweeney Todd (1979)
Vernon Duke
   composed the musical   
Cabin in the Sky (1940)
Featured “Taking A Chance on Love”
Vincent Youmans
   composed the musical   
No, No, Nanette (1925)


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