Song summary: “Something New”


“Something New” is a big production number in which Shakespeare’s company of actors—the rowdy, fun-loving young men, led by Richard Burbage, who are the rock stars of their time (with egos to go with it!)—try to coax, cajole, and convince Will to write a new play, even though he’s going through a bit of an emotional crisis and is “all out of rhyme.”  They know he can fill the Globe and they’re eager for a hit.

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“SOMETHING NEW” lyrics by Mark Evan Chimsky and music by Alexander Zwick
© 2023 Mark Evan Chimsky and Alexander Zwick

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