Great musicals, stage and film; a list of websites

Great Musicals for Film and Stage; Composers of Musicals and Music Theatre
A List of Top Websites about Musicals


Animated musicals *

Disney musicals
Disney Online

an extensive list of animated feature-length films.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Astaire, Fred
Fred Astaire, Wikipedia entry.

Auditions *

Musical Theatre

Awards *

Golden Globe Awards
Globe Awards for best filmed musical or comedy, Wikipedia

B Current Broadway productions.

British musicals, music theatre *

British musicals on film.

British music theatre of the 50’s and 60’s.

British Musical

Theatre Index

British Theatre Guide

London Theatre Guide

Broadway *

Broadway theatre guide and tickets.
Absolute Broadway

Broadway Musical Home
From Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim, from musical comedies to epic love sagas, from Tony Award-winners to flops, Broadway Musical Home is a site for Broadway news, tickets, merchandise and information.

Internet Broadway Database
BDB (Internet Broadway Database) archive is the official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today. Details include pertinent people involved as well as interesting facts and production statistics.

Playbill magazine

Talkin’ Broadway
Discussion, interviews, reviews.


Carousel (1956)

Guide to Musical Theatre





(the film) Wikipedia

(stage musical)


Chicago, The Musical, Official Website

Chicago, El Musical, Spanish Production Official Website

Links to information about Chicago.


Classic Hollywood

The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film
600+ pages and 2000+ illustrations. A beginners


Directories of musicals *

Definitive Musical Guide to West End Musicals
Searchable database of songwriters, productions, producers, stages.
A web guide to musicals.

WOS100: The top 100 Musicals of all time.

Musical Heaven
Synopses of musicals, alphabetically listed.

List of musicals: A to L Wikipedia


Candide (operetta.  Wikipedia

Candide. The Leonard Bernstein Website

A Guide to Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. The Sondheim Guide

In ‘Candide,’ Bernstein Fuses Philosophy And Comedy. Marin Alsop

Candide (Operetta) Plot & Characters. StageAgent

Bernstein’s Candide, review from


Internet Broadway Database

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group

Evita. Wikipedia


Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof. Wikipedia entry.

Filmed musicals *

Classic Hollywood Movie Musicals
Class Act

Filmed musicals directory.
Golden Movie Musicals. Classical

Films based on plays or musicals. Wikipedia

Database of Movie Musicals

List of musical films by year.

Wikipedia entries on film musicals.


German musicals, German productions

Green Panda Theatre
Green Panda Theatre publish two musicals available to license, Berlin and Rising Sun, the New Songs for Musical Theatre Songbooks and music for pantos.



The Hairspray movie.

Wikipedia entry.


Hamilton, official website.

What is Hamilton? A 12-step guide to your new musical obsession. The Telegraph

Revolutionary musical is thrilling salute to America’s past. The Guardian

Hamilton (musical). Wikipedia

Hamilton. The New York Times

Hello, Dolly

Hello, Dolly
Synopsis, review, credits, awards.

High School Musical

High School Musical
Official site for the Disney Channel Original High School Musical.

High School Musical
Fansite for High School Musical

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

History of the musical *

History of Musicals, stage and screen,from the 1920s to the present day.
The Black Crook

History of the Musical Stage 1860s: The Black Crook

Photos and drawings from The Black Crook.


India/Musical films made in India *



Jesus Christ Superstar

Song Lyrics
Lyrics from the musical.

Jesus Christ Superstar. Wikipedia

Les Misérables

Les Misérables, official site.


Libretti and lyrics. translations.

London Theatre Bookings

Lyrics *

Lyrics and libretti for musicals.

Lyrics of classic musicals.
A web directory from Broadway Musical Home.

Synopses of musicals, alphabetically listed.


Mamma Mia!

Mama Mia!
The film version.

Mamma Mia! (2008)

The stage production.

Mama mia
Wikipedia entry.

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins
Cast/credits plus additional information.

Musicals: lyrics, databases, directories, organizations *

Musical Heaven
Synopses of musicals, alphabetically listed.
Lyrics, song list, synopses, and other various information about musicals.

Musical Theatre,
Wikipedia entry.

A Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film. How musicals are made. Getting the Idea, workshops, raising the money…

Musical Theatre International
One of the world’s major dramatic licensing agencies, specializing in Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End musicals.

Music Box International,
a not-for-profit company dedicated to finding and distributing affordable musicals and stage plays for middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities, community theatre groups, as wells as professional theatre companies.
A web guide to musicals.

List of musicals: A to L

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady
Detailed review, synopsis and discussion.

My Fair Lady
IMDB. Cast/credits plus additional information about the film.

on My Fair Lady (the film)


Netherlands musical productions.

An international website providing exposure for new musicals and their creative team to producers,directors, agents and producing organizations such as professional, regional, community and university theaters as well as schools.



Oliver! (1968)
Cast/credits and other information for the film



Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera Official site.

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera (The film, 2004)

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert


Rock operas *

List of rock musicals from Wikipedia.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Official site.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Internet Movie Database

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rock musicals.


Scripts and scores for musicals,
a site from the U.K.

Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ In The Rain
Detailed review, synopsis and discussion.

Singin’ in the Rain
Cast/credits plus additional information.

The Sound of Music

Review – The Sound of Music Analytical review of the plot, setting, theme, and structure of the Julie Andrews film, and links to similar movies.

Flick Filosopher/The Sound of Music. Review and discussion of the film.

Greatest Films – The Sound of Music (1965)
Detailed review, synopsis and discussion.

IMDb – The Sound of Music
Cast/credits plus information about the film.

The Sound of More Music
Fanpage with lyrics, production information, and pictures.

The Sound of Music page.

Synopses *

Synopses of musicals, alphabetically listed.


Vienna *

Viennese musicals.


West End Theatre Guide, London
News and bookings.

West Side Story

West Side Story
Wikipedia entry.

West Side Story official website.

Wikipedia entry on Musical Theatre

The Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz. Wikipedia

The Wizard of Oz website.

The Judy Room (Judy Garland website)

Composers and lyricists of classic musicals *

Lionel Bart, Wikipedia entry.

Berlin, Irving.
Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin Wikipedia entry.

The Irving Berlin Music Company

Bernstein. Leonard. Leonard Bernstein website.
Photographs, lectures, working notes, audio clips.

West Side Story

Berkeley, Busby. Busby Berkley

Gershwin, George. the George Gershwin website.

George and Ira Gershwin Website

Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.

Lloyd-Webber, Andrew.
The Official Andrew Lloyd-Webber Site

Andrew Lloyd-Webber online.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Tiretracks
Catalogue, news, discography.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera Official film site by The Really Useful Group.
Offers photos, merchandising, music clips and reviews.

Phantom of the Opera, The official site.

Loewe, Frederick. Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner
Naxos records (sign in for audio streams)

Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization
Archives. The Sound of Music, The King and I, etc.

South Pacific

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music lyrics.

The Sound of Music Wikipedia entry.

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
New York Public Library

Sherman Brothers. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, Jungle Book.

Richard M Sherman Wikipedia entry.

Schonberg, Michael. Michael Schonberg. Les Miserables

Sondheim, Stephen. Stephen Sondheim Stage
A comprehensive Stephen Sondheim site.

Weill, Kurt. The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music


Sandy Wilson
Wikipedia entry.