SO MUCH NEWS FROM NEW LINE...
- NEWS FROM NEW LINE...
Happy Holidays to everyone! If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping
yet, don't forget -- for the cast album collector who has everything, New
Line's original St. Louis cast album of the hit revue "Out on Broadway" is on
CD and has just gone into its second pressing -- with great songs from shows
like Phantom of the Opera, Les Miz, Into the Woods, Merrily We Roll Along,
Falsettos, Dreamgirls, and more... Go to www.newlinetheatre.com/OOBCD.html
And get that tax deduction in before the end of the year! You can now CHARGE
your donation to New Line online through the secure PayPal site. That's right
-- New Line has gone even more high tech and can now accept tax-deductible
donations using your Visa or MasterCard. It costs you nothing (well, except
the contribution)! Go to www.newlinetheatre.com/contribute.html
We've cast "A New Brain," which will run in March at the ArtLoft, and it's
one of the strongest, most talented casts we've ever had, including lots of
New Line veterans -- it's like a New Line All-Stars! You can read more about
"A New Brain," check out some cool links, buy the cast album, or buy tickets
to our show -- all at www.newlinetheatre.com/brainpage.html
And yes, "Chicago" is coming up in June -- read all about that at
www.newlinetheatre.com/chicagopage.html or find out about auditions for
"Chicago" at www.newlinetheatre.com/auditions.html -- while you're there,
check out our audition tips, and info about the Fosse dance class being
offered by Leaping Lizards to prepare you for the "Chicago" auditions...
New Line artistic director Scott Miller's third musical theatre book, "Rebels
with Applause" has been published and is in bookstores now -- both online and
in the real world. Miller's latest opus includes chapters on The Cradle Will
Rock, Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, Anyone Can Whistle, Jacques Brel, Hair, The Ballad
of Little Mikey, Songs for a New World, Floyd Collins, and Rent. Get it for
your favorite musical lover for Christmas. Find out more at
And speaking of books, New Line has put together a new book commemorating its
first ten years, called "You Could Drive a Person Crazy: Chronicle of an
American Theatre Company," which will be published in spring 2002. The book
will include a narrative history of New Line, along with cast, staff, and
band lists, director's notes, press quotes, and anecdotes from New Line
actors, directors, critics, audience members, and others. We'll keep you
And while you're surfing, check out some of the amazing shows we're
considering for next season (and even after that) at
www.newlinetheatre.com/future.html or take a look at our tribute to New
Line's two HAIR productions at www.newlinetheatre.com/hair-page.html
And if you want to know what's going on elsewhere in St. Louis -- our St.
Louis Sites page has links to every company in town with a website, as well
as info on the various local radio and cable shows about theatre. Everything
you ever wanted to know about St. Louis theatre but were afraid to ask! Go to
For those of you working on final papers, check out our annotated musical
theatre bibliography, listing every worthwhile book about musical theatre in
print (and a few out of print but worth searching for), along with notes on
the books and links to buy them, all at
And believe it or not, there's even more on our site than we've mentioned
here, so next time you're bored, just take a tour around New Line's full
service website (www.newlinetheatre.com) and then let us know what you think,
what you'd like to have on the site, etc.
Until then, Happy Holidays from everyone at New Line.
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