Jukebox musicals are musicals created from a selection of songs. A jukebox musical exists in three forms: a movie based around song selection and lyrics (also known as the stage production); a concept album or seasonal songbook, and the musical itself, sometimes called the musical stage production. The main role played by the jukebox musical is presenting a soundtrack of popular and classic music. Jukebox musicals clearly are a specialized genre by their very nature and the various subgenres of jukebox musicals are many. Jukebox musicals vary from simple revivals of Broadway musicals to complex concept albums covering issues such as wider society, substance abuse, or AIDS and HIV. Examples of jukebox musicals are Hairspray (1988), Bye Bye Birdie (1989), Oliver! (1992), Mamma Mia! (1999), Chicago (2003), Footloose (2003), Avenue Q (2005), Hairspray (2007), Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (2011), The Gershwins (2012), Cats (2014), Juke Box Hero (2018), Slow Hands (2019), Milk (2019), High Fidelity (2019), Nine Women (2020), Civil War (2020), Anniversary (2021), Time and Again (2021), and Timolopyse (2022).
An interesting example are the songs from the musical Abigail's Wish presented on this website. The material was first published in an anthology called the Artsphere Collection, which was also a namespacing novelty, and was later published as a book under its printed title. d2c66b5586