Thoroughly Modern Millie (musical)

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Thoroughly Modern Millie is a 2002 musical, with lyrics by Dick Scanlan and music by Jeanine Tesori.[1] It is based on the 1967 movie of the same name. It is about a girl from Kansas, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City in the 1920s to marry for money rather than love.[2] Millie begins to soon take delight in the flapper lifestyle. However, problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by a the leader of a white slavery ring in China.

Thoroughly Modern Millie is a pastiche musical, imitating the style of the original movie.[3] It won a 2002 Tony Award for best musical.[4] It played in London and New York City.

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  1. "Thoroughly Modern Millie". The Guide to Musical Theatre. Retrieved Nov 24, 2015.
  2. "Thoroughly Modern Millie". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  3. Thomas S. Hischak, The Oxford Companion to the American Musical: Theatre, Film, and Television (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), p. 571
  4. "2002 Tony Award Winners". Broadway World. Retrieved 24 November 2015.