Love is love is love is love is love! In honor of pride month, let’s take a moment to reflect on all of the fabulous new musical theatre songs that celebrate LOVE. This playlist will give you all the feels as you take a second to appreciate all of the love you’re surrounded by. Whether you’re happily married, getting over a breakup, or learning to love yourself again; there is something in this playlist for everyone!
1. “Here for You” by Jonathan Reid Gealt
This song is so incredibly beautiful especially when sung by Jeremy Jordan and the composer/lyricist himself, Jonathan Reid Gealt. It’s hard not to turn into a puddle while listening to this song especially after such an incredibly difficult month.
2. “She’s Just a Child” by Attie Albertus
I’ll admit, the first time I heard this song I became obsessed and listened to it on repeat for hours. Give it a listen and you’ll understand why.
3. “One Day at a Time” by Peter Duchan and Breedlove from Stu for Silverton
I had the pleasure of being a Production Assistant for a reading of this musical at Theatre Latte Da in Minneapolis last year and it made such an impression on me. This song is all about embracing who you are and loving yourself! This musical is based off an incredible true story, if you’re intrigued to learn more be sure to check out the synopsis here.
4. “Dear Lucy/Dear Tom” by Drew Gasparini from Circles
Drew Gasparini may or may not be the king of musical theatre love songs. He has such a variety that are definitely worth exploring. This song is vulnerability at its best.
5. “The Shape of Love” by Jacob Yandura and Rebekah Greer Melocik
Yandura and Melocik are one of my favorite upcoming composer/lyricist teams. You can find Jacob on the piano and Rebekah singing this beautiful ballad. Keep your eyes on them, they continue to create compelling and exciting work!
6. “If the World Looked Like You” by Will Reynolds
This is such a catchy up-tempo with lyrics that make your heart swoon even if you’re not in the mood to swoon. Is there anything Jeremy Jordan can’t do?
7. “I’ll be Here” by Adam Gwon from Ordinary Days
This song is storytelling at its finest. It is heartbreaking yet hopeful and gives you all the feels. Ciara Renee is so incredibly talented.
8. “Runaway with Me” by Kerrigan and Lowdermilk from The Unauthorized Biography of Samantha Brown
This song had to be included in this list because you just can’t go wrong with this gorgeous ballad, especially when Michael Arden sings it.