The ’60s was an explosive decade in the American musical theatre. Heavy-hitters and musicals that would later earn “classic” status debuted, including Fiddler on the Roof; She Loves Me; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Hello, Dolly!; Promises, Promises; Camelot; and Hair—to name a few. This week’s Playbill Mixtape features the lesser-known tunes from scores of 1960s musicals. Consider this your education.
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As a historical guide to accompany your listening:
MUSICAL THEATRE 101, 1960S EDITION
Think “Three Letters” from She Loves Me. Think “Going Down” from Hair.