Tag Archives: Jeanine Tesori

Disney’s New ALICE IN WONDERLAND Musical

So word on the street – first reported in an exclusive from Playbill – is that Disney has a new idea for their next big stage production: an adaptation of their most recent version of Alice in Wonderland. Linda Woolverton … Continue reading

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2010 Richard Rodgers Awards

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced the winners of the 2010 Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater, the intent of which is to nurture the careers of talented composers and playwrights. This year’s jury – Stephen Sondheim, … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: SHREK Coming to London

Shrek, the monsterous musical adaptation of the DreamWorks film franchise, with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, has its sights set on London. This would be the next step in “montetizing” – the fancy term … Continue reading

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Shrek: the Musical

Shrek the Musical: Shrek is a show that really doesn’t interest me. I guess its pleasant enough, but for me it’s one to file with the Mel Brooks musicals (OK, haha, we get it, ooh silly rude puns, put it … Continue reading

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ET: an extra-terrestrial musical

Following the success of Shrek, Dreamworks has announced a musical adaptation of the classic Spielberg film ET: the Extra-Terrestrial. Playbill reports: “Looking back at the films we’ve made over the years, [i]ET[/i] seems a natural choice. It reached such a … Continue reading

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Michael John LaChiusa and the “Faux Musical”

Opera News published a super article by Michael John Lachiusa about the state of musical theatre. Entitled “The Great Grey Way”, the article is essential reading for anyone interested in musicals and how they are developing in this new century. … Continue reading

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