jukebox musical

noun

: a musical that features popular songs from the past

Examples of jukebox musical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lainie Robertson’s jukebox musical about Black jazz singer Billie Holiday premiered in 1986 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Jan. 2024 Meanwhile, Wood’s musical bonafides include starring in the jukebox musical film Across the Universe, voicing Elsa’s mother in Frozen II, and workshopping a Thelma & Louise stage adaptation earlier this year with Amanda Seyfried. Vulture, 24 Dec. 2023 The show is a jukebox musical parody of Tim Burton’s 1990 film that is equal parts haunting and hilarious. Steven Vargas, Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec. 2023 Advertisement Lanie Robertson’s jukebox musical is set in March 1959, four months before Holiday would die from a heart attack at 44. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Jan. 2024 Nottage wrote the book for the Michael Jackson jukebox musical and Christopher Wheeldon designed the choreography. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Jan. 2024 None of these conforms strictly to the genre of jukebox musical, which more often hangs flimsy showbiz stories on the catalogues of rock and folk groups and singers. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 6 Jan. 2024 Since marrying Macgregor, the Six Feet Under alum has stayed busy, appearing in theater productions such as the David Bowie jukebox musical Lazarus and in movies such as 2017's Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 30 Dec. 2023 While in New York, McNulty also checked out a new jukebox musical at the Public Theater that is inspired by the life of Alicia Keys. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 2 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jukebox musical was in 1993

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“Jukebox musical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jukebox%20musical. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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