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Musical Theatre: Scripts

Librettos (Scripts) in Lewis Library

Lewis Library has librettos (book and lyrics) for the following musicals, most of them in the ML 50 area on the upper level (alphabetically by composer):  Those with call numbers beginning with PN or PS are on the lower level.

  • Annie Get Your Gun (call number M1522 .B41 A555 1967)
  • Anyone Can Whistle (ML50 .S705 A52 1976)
  • Assassins (ML50 .S705 A7 1991)
  • Bat Boy  (ML50 .O39 B38 2002)
  • Cabaret (ML50 .K173 C32 1967; also PN1999 .M365 B73 1999 on the Lower Level)
  • Candide (ML50 .B529 C3)
  • Chicago (ML50 .K73 1976)
  • A Chorus Line (ML50 .H2397 C5 1995)
  • City of Angels (ML50 .C688 C6 1990)
  • Company (ML50 .S705 C6 1996)
  • The Cradle Will Rock (PS3503 .L7 C7 1938)
  • Dames at Sea (ML50 .W815 D18)
  • Dear Evan Hansen (ML50 .L65 D43 2017)
  • Do I Hear a Waltz?  (ML50 .R67 D6 1966)
  • Fiddler on the Roof (ML50 .B6745 F52 1964B and ML50 .B6745 F52 1990)
  • Fiorello  (ML50 .B6745 F5 1960)
  • Follies (ML50 .S705 F6 1971)
  • The Frogs/A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (ML49 .S677 F8 1985)
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (ML50 .S705 F9 1991)
  • Gypsy (ML50 .S955 G9 1994)
  • Hamilton:  The Revolution (ML50 .M6733 H3 2016)
  • I'd Rather Be Right (PS3521 .A727 I3 1937)
  • In the Heights (ML50 .H8936 I6 2013)
  • Into the Woods  (ML50 .S705 I5 1989)
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman (ML50 .K173 K5 1997)
  • The Light in the Piazza (ML 50 .G394 L5 2007)
  • Little Mary Sunshine (ML50 .B564 L5 1960)
  • Little Me (in The Collected Plays of Neil Simon, PS3537 .I663 A6 1971 V.2)
  • A Little Night Music (ML50 .S705 L6 1991)
  • Little Shop of Horrors  (ML50 .M539 L6 1982 and ML50 .M539 L6 1985)
  • Me and Juliet (ML50 .R67 M4 1953)
  • Music Man (ML50 .W685 M8)
  • My Fair Lady (ML50 .L8256 M9 1956)
  • Next to Normal (ML50 .K624 N4 2010; also available as an e-book)
  • On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (ML 50 .L256 O52 1966)
  • Pacific Overtures  (ML50 .S705 P3 1991)
  • Paint Your Wagon (ML50 .L8256 P3 1952)
  • Pal Joey (ML50 .R67 P3 1952)
  • Passion  (ML50 .S705 P37 1994)
  • Promises, Promises (in The Collected Plays of Neil Simon, PS3537 .I663 A6 1971 V.1)
  • Rent (ML 50 .L36 R46 2008)
  • Road Show  (ML50 .S705 R63 2009)
  • Robber Bridegroom (ML50 .W1537 R6 1978)
  • St. Louis Woman (in Black Theater,  PS628 .N4 P3)
  • She Loves Me (ML50 .B666 S5 1963)
  • Show Boat (ML50 .K477 S62 1927)
  • The Sound of Music (ML 50 .R67 S65 2010)
  • Sunday in the Park with George (ML50 .S705 S8 1991)
  • Sweeney Todd  (ML50 .S705 S9 1991)
  • Sweet Charity (in The Collected Plays of Neil Simon, PS3537 .I663 A6 1971 V.3)
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (PS3537 .M2895 T8., on the Lower Level)
  • Urinetown (ML 50 .H746 U75 2003) 
  • West Side Story (ML50 .B529 W44 1958)

 

We also have a couple of two-volume collections of musicals:

American Musicals, 1927-1949:  The Complete Books & Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics.  (ML48 .A44 2014 V.1)  (Show Boat, As Thousands Cheer, Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, On the Town, Finian’s Rainbow, Kiss Me Kate, South Pacific)

American Musicals, 1950-1969:  The Complete Books & Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics.  (ML48 .A44 2014 V.2) (Guys and Dolls, The Pajama Game, My Fair Lady, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, 1776)

 

Other collections:

Ten Great Musicals of the American Theatre, edited by Stanley Richards (ML48 .R522 1973 V.1) (Of Thee I Sing, Porgy and Bess, One Touch of Venus, Brigadoon, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof, 1776, Company)

Great Musicals of the American Theatre, volume 2 (ML48 .T37) (Leave It to Me, Lady in the Dark, Lost in the Stars, Wonderful Town, Fiorello, Camelot, Man of La Mancha, Cabaret, Applause, A Little Night Music)

6 Plays by Rodgers & Hammerstein (ML48 .R677 1953), which has their first six librettos (Oklahoma!, Carousel, Allegro, South Pacific, The King and I, Me and Juliet).

New York Musicals of Comden and Green (ML48 .N499 1997) (librettos for On the Town, Wonderful Town, and Bells Are Ringing)

Four by Sondheim, Wheeer, Lapine, Shevelove and Gelbart (ML50 .S705 F68 2000) (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, and Sunday in the Park with George)

Great Rock Musicals (ML48 .G7 1979) (includes Grease, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Promenade, Tommy, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Wiz, Your Own Thing)

We also have e-book scripts of Spring Awakening and Caroline, or Change.

If you don’t see what you want, see the reference librarian.  If it’s been published, we can borrow it for you from another library.

Some Librettos in Lewis Library

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