Happy Birthday, Bob Merrill!

Bob Merrill, the hugely successful composer/lyricist/librettist, was born 95 years ago this week. We at Tams-Witmark are very proud to offer four titles by the creative and prolific Mr. Merrill. Though he started out writing silly little dime-store ditties, he went on to write some of the most iconic songs in Broadway history.
So, on the anniversary of his birth, let’s take a moment to celebrate the work of this theater great. Read More

Benefits of Musical Theatre: Education

In this three-part series, drama publisher Eleanore Speert takes a closer look at the educational benefits of musical theatre.

In Part 3, EDUCATION, she explores the many ways that musicals enhance learning.

Local schools and community theaters use musical theater to have fun, to build confidence, and as a ticket to learning: music (art, mathematics), dance (art, athletics), tech (mathematics, philosophy), story (literature, history), house… Read More

Comden & Green’s New York

“New York, New York: a hell of a town.” These felicitous words were written by master musical comedians Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
Comden and Green were the musical theatre’s greatest guides to NYC– we’ll take a tour of all the sights, sounds, and characters that (their version of) the city had to offer. Read More

Benefits of Musical Theatre: Community

In this three-part series, drama publisher Eleanore Speert takes a closer look at the educational benefits of musical theatre.

In Part 2, COMMUNITY, she explores the many ways that musicals help build relationships, both within the cast and crew and outside the theatre, in the neighboring community.

My first experience with musical theater was as an audience member. The second was as a cast member. I’m guessing it was the same for many of us. A key element in these experiences: they were local. Local schools and community theaters… Read More

Benefits of Musical Theatre: Confidence

In this three-part series, drama publisher Eleanore Speert takes a closer look at the educational benefits of musical theatre.

In Part 1, CONFIDENCE, she explores how students better relate to the world around them after participating in a musical production.

How often do we find ourselves telling others about the first musical we did in school? You know you do. We remember the lyrics of the songs we sang and we have great stories about the things we nailed on stage and the teachers we adored… Read More

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