show tune


: a song from a musical
The concert featured popular Broadway show tunes.

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Recent Examples on the Web Related While the performer has yet to reveal the title or poster for their show, Monsoon teased in a press release that the one-night-only concert would feature original songs and covers spanning genres like cabaret, show tunes, rock and pop, as well as a few unannounced special guests. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 7 Feb. 2024 Broadway Raves are the new big night out for young lovers of show tunes. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 31 Jan. 2024 The free concert, directed by Carl Allison, features pop, country music, soft rock and show tunes from across the decades. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Jan. 2024 The Philharmonic continues to play before themselves joining the party, other musicians picking up for them, alternating between waltzes and show tunes and standards. Staff Author, Travel + Leisure, 30 Dec. 2023 The only things the trial lacked were show tunes and a glowing marquee, and Awkward Productions is fixing that. Emily St. Martin, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 From earlier eras, the city had spawned minstrelsy, Broadway show tunes, and the Tin Pan Alley recordings, producing superstar performers like Irving Berlin and Tony Bennett. TIME, 13 Oct. 2023 The elephant isn’t just in the room, it’s sprawled across both of your laps, singing show tunes. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2023 But the movie musical will hit an especially sweet spot for folks who want filth and subversion with their show tunes, and who like to hear the classic tropes of musical theater being embraced even as they’re being thoroughly upended. Chris Willman, Variety, 8 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Show tune.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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