Musicals vs. History
by John Kenrick

(Copyright 2000, Revised 2010)

We get lots of e-mail asking about musicals based on real historical figures – are they telling the true story? Here's the lowdown on some of the most popular musical biographies and histories. If a screen musical was based on a stage original (Evita, etc.), look for it under the stage listings.

Stage Musicals:

 

Screen Musicals:

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