Tag Archives: Alan Menken

Forgotten Musicals Friday: ONE TOUCH OF VENUS

Another Friday, another forgotten Rodgers and Hart gem from the 1920s. This week, it’s all about Peggy-Ann, one of the six shows that would credit Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart as composer and lyricist respectively in 1926. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Ten Great Musical Theatre Dates

Nobody I know enjoys dating. But experience tells us that there are good dates to be had. And so do musicals. So let’s take a look at ten great musical theatre dates – just in time for Valentine’s Day! Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Broadway’s 10 Longest-Running Musicals Ranked!

One way of measuring success in musical theatre is the length of a musical’s Broadway run. Of course, that’s just one measure of success and it certainly doesn’t always take craft and artistry into account. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Lights, Camera, Action! Ten Movie Musicals on the Way to the Silver Screen

Who doesn’t love a great movie musical? OK, there are loads of people who don’t. But I do, and it’s devastating when one doesn’t live up to its potential. On this week’s Saturday List, I’m taking a look at ten upcoming movie musicals to which I’m looking forward. Some of these are nowhere near opening day, but here’s hoping! Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Favourite Songs from 1990s Musicals

The 1990s. The next decade to be the subject of a Saturday List. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: Favourite Songs from 1980s Musicals

Choosing ten favourite songs from 1980s musicals was considerably easier than choosing songs for similar lists from the 1960s and 1970s. There just weren’t as many great shows with great scores in the 1980s. Ranking the songs is another story. Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: LEAP OF FAITH for Broadway in 2012

The New York Times is reporting that Broadway could see a production of the new Alan Menken-Glenn Slater-Janus Cercone musical, Leap of Faith, in fall 2012. I’ve never seen the film, so I have no idea whether it might make … Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Haiku Month: KICKS

Kicks Wannabe showgirls Kicking up good times, baby: Wishing for the one! Want to write your own Kicks haiku? Head to the comment box and give it a try!

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May Madness: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “I Want” Songs

May is a mad month. A month of random musings about various topics related to musical theatre. Feel free to share your thoughts on each topic in the comment box below. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “I Want” Songs The “I Want … Continue reading

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A TANGLED Song

We’re now able to hear one of the Alan Menken/Glenn Slater songs from Disney’s Tangled Rapunzel project: I’m not really sure what to make of it. It’s a sweet song, but I don’t get the stylistic link between the song … Continue reading

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