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Playbill Playlist Playbill Mixtape: Musical Theatre 101, 2010s Edition The final decade of your musical theatre album education with songs from award winners like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anaïs Mitchell.
Playbill Mixtape 2010s Edition Graphic by Felicia Fitzpatrick

In our Musical Theatre 101 series on Spotify, Playbill has been curating lists of the need-to-know songs from musicals of yesteryear from the 1930s and now, finally, through present day. The past nine years, beginning with 2010, have welcomed important and exciting new voices in the canon, including Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more from the likes of Jeanine Tesori, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and Robert Lopez.

From Tony-winning scores like Fun Home and Dear Evan Hansen to Off-Broadway works like Dogfight and Heathers, this playlist focuses on the new musicals and their original songs born in the 2010s.

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An historical guide for your listening education:
“Prologue” – from Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 by Dave Malloy
“Believe” – from Finding Neverland by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy
“First Date/Last Night” – from Dogfight by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
“The World Will Know” – from Newsies by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman
“Top of the World” – from Tuck Everlasting by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen
“Getting There” – from In Transit by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, Sara Wordsworth
“Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – from Amélie by Daniel Messé and Nathan Tysen
“When I Grow Up” – from Matilda The Musical by Tim Minchin
“Falling Slowly” – from Once by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
“Seventeen” – from Heathers by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
“Wait For It” – from Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
“Joy Of The Lord” – from Hands on a Hardbody by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green
“Whoa, Mama” – from Bright Star by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin
“Screech In” – from Come From Away Irene Sankoff and David Hein
“Pulled” – from The Addams Family by Andrew Lippa
“Sparklejollytwinklejingley” – from Elf by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
“Hard to Be the Bard” – from Something Rotten! by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick
“I Love Betsy” – from Honeymoon in Vegas by Jason Robert Brown
“I’ve Decided to Marry You” – from A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder by Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman
“What Baking Can Do” – from Waitress by Sara Bareilles
“Proud of Your Boy” – from Aladdin by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
“Happiness” – from Rocky by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
“Killing Time” – from American Psycho by Duncan Sheik
“Hope” – from Groundhog Day by Tim Minchin
“School of Rock (Teacher’s Pet)” – from School of Rock by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater
“Halloween” – from Be More Chill by Joe Iconis
“It’s All Happening” – from Bring It On The Musical by Tom Kitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Amanda Green
“Nobody” – from Bandstand by Richard Taylor and Robert Oberacker
“Sex Is in the Heel” – from Kinky Boots by Cyndi Lauper
“Way Down Hadestown” – from Hadestown by Anaïs Mitchell
“No More Wasted Time” – from If/Then by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
“It All Fades Away” – from The Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown
“Higher” – from Allegiance by Jay Kuo
“Telephone Wire” – from Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori
“You Will Be Found” – from Dear Evan Hansen by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
“In a Crowd of Thousands” – from Anastasia by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
“Omar Sharif” – from The Band’s Visit by David Yazbek
“Jenny’s Blues” – from It Shoulda Been You by Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove
“Monster” – from Frozen by Kristen-Anderson Lopez and Robert Loepz
“I Believe” – from The Book of Mormon by Robert Lopez, Trey Parker, and Matt Stone
”That Beautiful Sound” – from Beetlejuice by Eddie Perfect
“Michael in the Bathroom” – from Be More Chill by Joe Iconis
“I’d Rather Be Me” – from Mean Girls by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin
“Tomorrow Is” – from SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical by The Town
“It's Time to Dance” – from The Prom by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin

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