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the front row

for those of us who love new musicals


Do you love musical theatre?  Then you’ve come to the right place.  Here at the Front Row, you’ll find lots of interesting things, provided to you for FREE by New Musicals Inc.:

  • Online musical theatre videos
  • Musical theatre trivia and history
  • Musical theatre websites and organizations

Got ideas for more musical-theatre-things we could include here?  Drop us a line at


Here is this week's featured new musical theatre video:

Are you WRITING and/or DEVELOPING a new musical?

If so, you’ll want to see the Musical Theatre Writers’ Resource Center.  Links to producers, agents, theatres, contests, ideas, workshops, feedback, links and advice.



Here’s a random quote from our Lyric Library:

Here in the gloaming I long to stray,
Back in the highway of yesterday.
Slowly my dreams unfold,
Scenes that will never grow old.

--Frank Loesser

Sneak Previews:

Directly below you can see random excerpts from some of the free stuff you’ll find inside on the Front Row.  Click any link below to see more!


Here are some random samples from our musical-theatre related links:

      • Chicago Dramatists
      • Now Playing in Chicago
      • Reference Library (dictionaries, thesaurus, searchable Shakespeare, etc.)
      • Mercury Musicals (London)
      • National Alliance for Musical Theatre

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Here's a sample of items from our vault of historical photos, and musical theatre trivia about events that happened THIS month in the past:

      • March 31, 1943     Rodgers, Hammerstein and de Mille all but gave birth to what we now know as a ‘musical.’ Oklahoma! opened today.
      • March 10, 1954     The Threepenny Opera opened at the Theater de Lys off-Broadway today. It was the first major American production of the jazz and opera-infused musicals by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht.
      • March 24, 1994     A revival of Carousel opened on Broadway. More important than the show itself was the Broadway debut of the actress playing Carrie Pipperidge: Audra Ann McDonald.

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