In April 2016, FUSE Productions presented a panel discussion, “Are We In A New Golden Age of Musical Theatre?” featuring authors Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Peter Filichia, and Scott Miller, hosted by Richard Biever. The discussion was recorded April 8th, 2016, at the Penn State Downtown Theatre, in Stage College, PA.

The video is available on YouTube, at

Jennifer Ashley Tepper is the Director of Programming at 54 Below in New York, and the author of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series.

Peter Filichia has written many books on musical theatre, as well as has two weekly columns at Masterworks Broadway and Kritzerland, and he also writes regular entries for the Music Theatre International Marquee blog

Scott Miller is the founder and artistic director of New Line Theatre, an alternative musical theatre company in St. Louis. He has written six books on musical theatre, he has written nine musicals and two plays, and he writes the Bad Boy of Musical Theatre blog.


New Line Theatre is a professional company dedicated to involving the people of the St. Louis region in the exploration and creation of daring, provocative, socially and politically relevant works of musical theatre. New Line was created back in 1991 at the vanguard of a new wave of nonprofit musical theatre just starting to take hold across the country. New Line has given birth to several world premiere musicals over the years and has brought back to life several shows that were not well served by their original New York productions. Altogether, New Line has produced 79 musicals since 1991, and the company has been given its own entry in the Cambridge Guide to American Theatre and the annual Theater World. New Line receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

For other information, visit New Line Theatre’s full-service website at All programs are subject to change.

The rest of New Line’s 26th season includes Zorba, March 2-25; The Sweet Smell of Success, June 1-24; and Out on Broadway: The Third Coming, Aug. 3-19.