Hal Leonard, released a new four volume series for musical theatre singers, Contemporary Theatre Songs.

These substantial collections only include songs from the 21st century, from Broadway musicals as well as Off and Off-Off Broadway shows. There are 33-37 songs in each of the volumes, with plot notes about the shows and songs. Contemporary Theatre Songs is, by far, the most comprehensive music collection on the topic, with an amazing variety of the very best songs for singing actors.

The series is divided into volumes by voice type: Soprano, Belter/Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor and Baritone. Shows represented: The Addams Family • Aladdin • Amazing Grace • American Psycho • Avenue Q • Big Fish • The Bridges of Madison County • Bright Star • Bring It On • Catch Me If You Can • Chaplin • Darling • Death Takes a Holiday • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels • The Drowsy Chaperone • Ever After • Far from Heaven • Finding Neverland • First Date • The Full Monty • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder • Ghost the Musical • Grey Gardens • Hamilton • Honeymoon in Vegas • If/Then • In the Heights • It Shoulda Been You • Kinky Boots • The Last Five Years • The Light in the Piazza • The Little Mermaid • Little Women • A Man of No Importance • Matilda the Musical • Memphis • Monty Python’s Spamalot • Newsies • Once • Republic • Rocky the Musical • School of Rock • Shrek the Musical • Something Rotten • Spring Awakening • Tales from the Bad Years • The Theory of Relativity • Thoroughly Modern Millie • [title of show] • Tuck Everlasting • The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown • Urinetown • Waitress • Wicked • The Wild Party (Lippa) • The Woman Upstairs • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown • Wonderland • Young Frankenstein.

Complete contents for each volume may be found at by searching Contemporary Theatre Songs. Each volume retails for $24.99.

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