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Everybody loves a great show tune and over the many decades there have been innumerable songs that were not only popular in their time but have become standards that will be sung for generations to come. The live stage of course has been the source of many of these tunes not only on Broadway and the West End but also more and more from original movie musicals. Here we offer a wide selection of vocal and choral arrangements in sheet music and songbooks.

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Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school.

Composed by: Jason Robert Brown
Lyrics by: Jason Robert Brown


42nd Street

The 1980 Broadway production, produced by David Merrick, directed by an ailing Gower Champion and orchestrated by Philip J. Lang, won the Tony Award for Best Musical and became a long-running hit.

Composed by: Harry Warren
Lyrics by: Johnny Mercer


A Chorus Line

Centred on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical.

Composed by: Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by: Edward Kleban


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

nspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus, and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door.

Composed by: Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim


A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

It is based on the 1907 novel Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal by Roy Horniman. The show opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre in November 2013, running until January 2016. The Broadway production ultimately won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical at the 68th Tony Awards.

Composed by: Steven Lutvak
Lyrics by: Robert L. Freedman


A Little Night Music

Since its original 1973 Broadway production, the musical has enjoyed professional productions in the West End, by opera companies, in a 2009 Broadway revival, and elsewhere, and it is a popular choice for regional groups.

Composed by: Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim


A Little Princess

Based on the 1905 children's novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett was produced by TheatreWorks, the musical premiered at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts in Mountain View

Composed by: Andrew Lippa
Lyrics by: Brian Crawley


Addams Family

The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre.

Composed by: Andrew Lippa


Aida

Aida premiered on Broadway on March 23, 2000, running for 1,852 performances until September 5, 2004 (36th longest-running Broadway musical). The musical also ran from 2002 to 2003 and from 2006 to 2007 during two US national tours, and also ran in international productions which performed in 20 different countries.

Composed by: Elton John
Lyrics by: Tim Rice


Ain't Misbehavin'

The musical is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and 1930s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness, and ethnic pride, and takes its title from the 1929 Waller song "Ain't Misbehavin'".

Composed by: Fats Waller
Lyrics by: Various Artists


Aladdin

Aladdin is a musical based on the 1992 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin. Beguelin also wrote the book.

Composed by: Alan Menken
Lyrics by: Howard Ashman and Tim Rice


Alice In Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is a musical pantomime by Henry Savile Clark (1841–1893; book and lyrics), Walter Slaughter (music) and Aubrey Hopwood (lyrics), based on his books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

Composed by: Walter Slaughter
Lyrics by: Aubrey Hopwood


American Idiot

American Idiot is a sung-through stage adaptation of punk rock band Green Day's rock opera American Idiot. After a run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2009, the show moved to the St. James Theatre on Broadway. Previews began on March 24, 2010, and the play officially opened on April 20, 2010.

Composed by: Green Day
Lyrics by: Billie Joe Armstrong


Anastasia

Based on the 1997 film of the same name, the musical tells the story of the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, which claims that she, in fact, escaped the execution of her family.

Composed by: Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by: Lynn Ahrens


And All That Jazz

"All That Jazz" (alternatively "And All That Jazz") is a song from the 1975 musical Chicago. It has music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, and is the opening song of the musical. The title of the 1979 film, starring Roy Scheider as a character strongly resembling choreographer/stage and film director Bob Fosse, is derived from the song.

Composed by: John Kander
Lyrics by: Fred Ebb


Annie

Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre).

Composed by: Charles Strouse
Lyrics by: Martin Charnin


Annie Get Your Gun

The 1946 Broadway production was a hit, and the musical had long runs in both New York (1,147 performances) and London, spawning revivals, a 1950 film version and television versions. Songs that became hits include "There's No Business Like Show Business", "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly", "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun", "They Say It's Wonderful", and "Anything You Can Do."

Composed by: Irving Berlin
Lyrics by: Irving Berlin


Anything Goes

Since its 1934 debut at the Alvin Theatre (now known as the Neil Simon Theatre) on Broadway, the musical has been revived several times in the United States and Britain and has been filmed twice. The musical has long been a popular choice for school and community productions.

Composed by: Cole Porter


Assassins

Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted (successfully or not) to assassinate Presidents of the United States.

Composed by: Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim


Avenue Q

Avenue Q is an "autobiographical and biographical" coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood.

Composed by: Robert Lopez
Lyrics by: Jeff Marx


Babes in Arms

Babes in Arms concerns a group of small-town Long Island teenagers who put on a show to avoid being sent to a work farm by the town sheriff when their actor parents go on the road for five months in an effort to earn some money by reviving vaudeville.

Composed by: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by: Lorenz Hart


Barnum

Based on the life of showman P. T. Barnum, covering the period from 1835 through 1880 in America and major cities of the world where Barnum took his performing companies. The production combines elements of traditional musical theater with the spectacle of the circus. The characters include jugglers, trapeze artists and clowns, as well as such real-life personalities as Jenny Lind and General Tom Thumb.

Composed by: Cy Coleman
Lyrics by: Michael Stewart


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a jukebox musical with a book by Douglas McGrath that tells the story of the early life and career of Carole King, using songs that she wrote, often together with Gerry Goffin, and other contemporary songs by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector and others.

Composed by: Carol King
Lyrics by: Carol King


Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and a book by Linda Woolverton produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Based on the 1991 film of the same name, which was in turn adapted from the French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.

Composed by: Alan Menken
Lyrics by: Howard Ashman and Tim Rice


Big River

Based on Mark Twain's classic 1884 novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, it features music in the bluegrass and country styles in keeping with the setting of the novel. The 1985 Broadway production ran for more than 1,000 performances and it remained one of the few very successful American musicals in the mid-1980s among the emerging successes coming from Great Britain.

Composed by: Roger Miller
Lyrics by: Roger Miller


Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot the Musical is a musical based on the 2000 film Billy Elliot. The music is by Elton John, and the book and lyrics are by Lee Hall, who wrote the film's screenplay. The plot revolves around motherless Billy, who trades boxing gloves for ballet shoes. The story of his personal struggle and fulfillment are balanced against a counter-story of family and community strife caused by the UK miners' strike.

Composed by: Elton John
Lyrics by: Lee Hall


Brave

Brave is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and co-directed by Steve Purcell.

Composed by: Patrick Doyle


Brigadoon

Songs from the musical such as "Almost Like Being in Love" have become standards. The story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village which appears for only one day every hundred years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon.

Composed by: Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by: Alan Jay Lerner


Bright Star

Bright Star is a musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. It is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in 1945-46 with flashbacks to 1923. The musical is inspired by their Grammy-winning collaboration on the 2013 bluegrass album Love Has Come for You.

Composed by: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Lyrics by: Edie Brickell


Bye Bye Birdie

Originally titled Let's Go Steady, the satire on American society is set in 1958. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957. The rock star character's name, "Conrad Birdie", is word play on the name of Conway Twitty. Twitty is best remembered today for his long career as a country music star, but in the late 1950s, he was one of Presley's rock 'n' roll rivals.

Composed by: Charles Strouse
Lyrics by: Lee Adams


Cabaret

Based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera, which was adapted from the short novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939) by Christopher Isherwood. Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it is based in nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw.

Composed by: John Kander
Lyrics by: Fred Ebb


Camelot

Based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White novel The Once and Future King. The original 1960 production, directed by Moss Hart and orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang, ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals, foreign productions, and the 1967 film Camelot. The original cast album was America's top-selling LP for 60 weeks.

Composed by: Frederick Loewe


Candide

The operetta was first performed in 1956 with a libretto by Lillian Hellman; but since 1974 it has been generally performed with a book by Hugh Wheeler which is more faithful to Voltaire's novel.

Composed by: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by: Richard Wilbur


Carousel

The 1945 work was adapted from Ferenc Molnár's 1909 play Liliom, transplanting its Budapest setting to the Maine coastline. The story revolves around carousel barker Billy Bigelow, whose romance with millworker Julie Jordan comes at the price of both their jobs.

Composed by: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II


Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can is a musical with a libretto by Terrence McNally and a theatrical score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. It follows the story of a con artist named Frank Abagnale, Jr. A majority of the plot is borrowed from the 2002 film of the same name, which in turn was based on Abagnale's 1980 autobiography.

Composed by: Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman


Cats

The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice" and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Cats introduced the song standard "Memory". The first performance of "Cats" was in 1981.

Composed by: Andrew Lloyd Webber


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The musical is based on the 1964 children's novel by Roald Dahl. A first reading of the first act from the show was carried out in New York in May 2010, with the intention of opening in London the following year.

Composed by: Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by: Scott Wittman


Chess

The story involves a politically driven, Cold War-era chess tournament between two men—an American grandmaster and a Soviet grandmaster- and their fight over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other.

Composed by: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Lyrics by: Tim Rice


Chicago

Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the "celebrity criminal."

Composed by: John Kander
Lyrics by: Fred Eb


Children of Eden

Children of Eden is a two-act musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John Caird. The musical is based on the Book of Genesis. Act I tells the story of Adam and Eve, Cain, and Abel, and Act II deals with Noah and the Flood. Though it had a short run on London's West End in the Prince Edward Theatre and has never played Broadway, the show is popular in community theatres worldwide. While many productions of the show have used the same principals in both acts, with the actors each taking on a different character for the story of Noah, the original West End production did not utilize doubling of principals.

Composed by: Stephen Schwartz
Lyrics by: Stephen Schwartz


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Loosely based on Ian Fleming's 1964 novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car. The film stars Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, James Robertson Justice, Robert Helpmann and Gert Frobe.

Composed by: Richard Sherman
Lyrics by: Robert Sherman


Cinderella

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is a musical written for television, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based upon the fairy tale Cinderella, particularly the French version Cendrillon, ou la Petite Pantoufle de Verre, by Charles Perrault.

Composed by: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II


Coco

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead.


Damn Yankees

The story is a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during the 1950s in Washington, D.C., during a time when the New York Yankees dominated Major League Baseball. It is based on Wallop's novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant. The show ran for 1,019 performances in its original 1955 Broadway production.

Composed by: Richard Adler
Lyrics by: Jerry Ross


Dear Evan Hansen

The musical opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre in December 2016, after its world premiere at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC, in July 2015 and an Off-Broadway production in March to May 2016. The title character, Evan Hansen, is a high school senior with a social anxiety disorder who finds himself amid the turmoil that follows a classmate's death.

Composed by: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Lyrics by: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul


Dreamgirls

The musical opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre, and was nominated for 13 Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006.The film starred Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Anika Noni Rose, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, and Keith Robinson.

Composed by: Henry Krieger
Lyrics by: Tom Eyen


Easter Parade

Easter Parade is a 1948 American musical film starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and Peter Lawford, featuring music by Irving Berlin, including some of Astaire and Garland's best-known songs, such as "Easter Parade", "Steppin' Out with My Baby", and "We're a Couple of Swells". The story bears certain similarities to Pygmalion.

Composed by: Irving Berlin


Enchanted

Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures with New York Academy Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment.

Composed by: Alan Menken
Lyrics by: Stephen Schwartz


End of the Rainbow

The show premičred in August 2005 at the Sydney Opera House in Australia starring Caroline O’Connor as Garland. It ran at the Theatre Royal, Sydney in May 2006, again with O'Connor. It also played at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 0´Connor won three Best Actress awards for her performance.

Composed by: Peter Quilter


Evita

The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions in London's West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical, and on Broadway a year later, where it was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical.

Composed by: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by: Tim Rice

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