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Many Broadway performers have launched their musical theater careers in Pittsburgh, often at local universities. When school is in session, Music Department staff delight in assisting the many musical theater students who visit us.

The Library’s musicals collection encompasses printed music, CDs (original Broadway cast and movie soundtrack versions), and DVDs, from the earliest Broadway shows to the most recent. Students visit the department for the breadth and depth of the musical score collection, looking for audition pieces, resources for homework assignments, and to explore their own interests.

Here are the most recent acquisitions.

Amélie

Vocal selections from the 2017 Broadway musical based on the 2001 film of the same name. It tells the story of a charming but socially awkward waitress who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better.

Anastasia

This 2017 musical is based on the 1997 animated motion picture. An orphan named Anya might be the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia. Two con men try to exploit this situation. But is she really Anastasia?

 

The Band's Visit

COMING SOON!
Winner of the 2018 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and eight others, The Band’s Visit is a musical adaptation of the 2007 Israeli film of the same name. An Egyptian band gets stuck in an isolated Israeli town, and is taken in by its residents. The music is reminiscent of Arabic and mid-eastern styles.

A Bronx Tale

Originally a one-man show written by Chazz Palminteri, then adapted for a 1993 film starring Robert De Niro and Palminteri.  It is a coming-of-age story of a young New Yorker torn between the temptations of a life in the Mafia and the values of his father.

Dear Evan Hansen

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Musical. Evan Hansen is a high school senior who has trouble fitting in. He fabricates a lie which gains him popularity, but which comes with dire consequences. 

War Paint

This 2016 musical features the careers and rivalry of cosmetic industry giants Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, based on the 2004 book by Lindy Woodhead.
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