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20 Musical Theatre Songs Written by Women for Women on Broadway

March 8th, 2019 by

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Happy International Women’s Day! Today, we celebrate March 8 by spotlighting 22 incredible women who broke the male dominated-world of musical theatre writing and created the music and/or lyrics to some truly incredible, original Broadway scores. Lose yourself in these songs created by women for women on Broadway.

Mary Rodgers, Music for Once Upon a Mattress


Betty Comden, Lyrics for Bells Are Ringing


Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, Music & lyrics for The Secret Garden


Cyndi Lauper, Music & lyrics for Kinky Boots


Lisa Kron & Jeanine Tesori, Lyrics & music for Fun Home


Dolly Parton, Music & lyrics for 9 to 5


Sara Bareilles, Music & lyrics for Waitress


Jeanine Tesori, Music for Caroline, or Change


Irene Sankoff, Music & lyrics for Come From Away *


Carol Hall, Music & lyrics for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas


Nell Benjamin, Music & lyrics for Legally Blonde *


Edie Brickell, Music & lyrics for Bright Star*


Lisa Lambert, Music & lyrics for The Drowsy Chaperone*


Amanda Green, Music & lyrics for Hands on a Hardbody*


Lynn Ahrens, Lyrics for Once On This Island


Mindi Dickstein, Lyrics for Little Women


Jill Santoriello, Music & lyrics for A Tale of Two Cities


Brenda Russell & Allee Willis, Music and lyrics for The Color Purple*


Markéta Irglová, Music & lyrics for Once*


Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Music & lyrics for Frozen*


* denotes that the score had additional writing team partners.