jukebox musical

noun

Definition of jukebox musical

: a musical that features popular songs from the past

Examples of jukebox musical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More jukebox musical than music biopic, this story of Elton John serves as a corrective to some of the less stately recent rockstar stories. Marcus Jones, EW.com, "The best movies on Amazon Prime right now," 30 June 2020 Writer-director Conor McPherson dodges the clichés of the jukebox musical with this piercing tone poem set in Minnesota during the Great Depression and soulfully annotated with the songs of Bob Dylan. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "From 'Virginia Woolf' to Bob Dylan: 7 Highly Anticipated Spring Broadway Shows," 27 Feb. 2020 Ain't Too Proud, a jukebox musical built around the music of The Temptations, is competing for best musical with Hadestown, The Prom and musicals based on the hit films Beetlejuice and Tootsie. Paul Grein, Billboard, "Tony Voters Follow Grammys, Emmys & Oscars in Saluting Motown's Legacy With 'Ain't Too Proud' Nominations," 30 Apr. 2019 Don’t write this off as just another jukebox musical. David Lyman, Cincinnati.com, "'Pretty Woman,' 'Hamilton,' 'Frozen,' highlight Broadway in Cincinnati's new season," 28 Feb. 2020 With jukebox musicals, as Garnes explained, the music is not original to the show, but rather is built around a particular theme or sound. Annie Gentile, courant.com, "Little Theatre Of Manchester Presents ‘Mamma Mia!’," 31 Oct. 2019 The jukebox musical relies on more than 30 songs by the iconic R&B group, which included several Alabama natives. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Grammy Awards 2020: Time, channel, performers, how to watch," 26 Jan. 2020 The production marks a full-circle moment for the 2009 Broadway smash, which began its jukebox musical life at the infamous King King rock club on Hollywood Boulevard in 2005. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Rock of Ages in Hollywood makes dinner theater sexy again: Review," 16 Jan. 2020 Playing an icon in a biographical jukebox musical is a nearly impossible task. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "Ten Great Performances from 2019," 12 Dec. 2019

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1993, in the meaning defined above

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“Jukebox musical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jukebox%20musical. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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