Class 1 - Nuts and Bolts: The Elements of a Musical - explaining what a musical is and what goes into one; the book, score, creative team members and how musicals are written.  


Class 2 - Putting It Together: The Production Process - A step by step look at how musicals go from idea to the page to a Broadway opening night. 


Class 3 - Hamilton: The Making of a Theatrical Sensation - How Lin Manuel Miranda turned history into a thrilling stage hit. 


Class 4 - Curtain Up: The Road to Broadway - The past, present and most promising future pathways for new musicals.

Course Curriculum

About John

John Kenrick is an America teacher and theatre and film historian. He is the author of Musicals101.com, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amateur Theatricals, and the textbook Musical Theatre: A History. He has taught at New York University's Steinhardt School, The New School University, Marymount College Manhattan and The Philadelphia University of the Arts.

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How Musicals Get To Broadway with John Kenrick

What are the key elements that go into creating a Broadway worthy musical, the writing, the team, the production, the score and the book and how them all come and work together.