List of rock musicals

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The following is a partial list of rock musicals organized chronologically by the start date of the original run. The author of the book, lyrics, and music of each piece is also noted. Some are not listed such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Million Dollar Quartet, Great Balls of Fire, and Chicago.

See also[edit]

Rock opera


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