Scene to Song

Scene to Song Episode 77: The Changing Role of Music in Musical Theater

April 25, 2022

In this episode, composer Paul Nelson discusses the changing role of music in musical theater. We also talk about the song "You'll Be Back" from Lin-Manuel Miranda's 2015 musical Hamilton.

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Music played in this episode:
"So What" from Cabaret
"Fascinating Rhythm" from Lady Be Good
"Master of the House" from Les Miserables
"My Cousin in Milwaukee" from Pardon My English
"Money Money" from Cabaret
"March of the Siamese Children" from The King and I
"Uptown" from The Wild Party
"Ballad of Sweeney Todd" (original cast recording)
"Ballad of Sweeney Todd" (2005 cast recording)
"You'll Be Back" from Hamilton

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