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The Magic of The Musical, Season 01, Episode 08, "Musicals For The Win!"

The Magic of The Musical, Season 01, Episode 08, "Musicals For The Win!"

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(Intro) Dick Walter, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Tilson Thomas and Cast, Mary Martin and South Pacific Ensemble, Walter Bobbie J.K. Simmons and Timothy Shew and more.

Chart positions

This show was 9th in the global musicals chart, 17th in the global film & tv soundtracks chart and 38th in the global soundtracks chart.

The Magic of The Musical explores the blending of music and drama — featuring the songs, history, and lore that make up the musical theater canon. Learn more about some of your favorite shows and composers as we cue the orchestra, and the overture begins.

This month’s episode features musicals that have been honored with the Pultizer Prize for Drama. The Drama category of this prestigious award recognizes a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life. It is an impressive list that includes everything from Gershwin to Steven Sondheim, to Lin-Manuel Miranda. The list fascinates as much for what is missing from it as the shows that were honored.