Category Archives: Leonard Bernstein

Overture

Last month, I started reading Shirley MacLaine’s most recent book, I’m Over All That and Other Confessions after I picked it up at a huge charity book sale, along with some fabulous books about Leonard Bernstein and Judi Dench. I’ve … Continue reading

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March Monikers: “Gee, Officer Krupke”

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. “Gee, Officer Krupke” is an absolutely brilliant piece of social satire the classic musical, West Side Story. With music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by … Continue reading

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March Monikers: “Gigi”

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. “Gigi”, a song about the titular character of the 1958 film of the same name, is a song I first heard when I picked up … Continue reading

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March Monikers: “Maria”

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title. It’s not often that Stephen Sondheim writes a song that is unabashedly romantic, but “Maria”, written with Leonard Bernstein, is such a song. A glorious … Continue reading

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A Chain of Musicals: WEST SIDE STORY

In January, Musical Cyberspace is going to work through a chain of musicals. This is how it works: each day I will discuss, in brief, a musical linked to the previous day’s musical by some kind of common ground. It … Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Haiku Month: ON THE TOWN

On the Town Uptown or downtown, But where’s my lady’s chamber? Sailors take their leave. Want to write your own On the Town haiku? Head to the comment box and give it a try!

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NEWSFLASH: Lin-Manuel Miranda in FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Pilot

Playbill is reporting that a pilot based on the Freestyle Love Supreme stage show (described as ‘a non-stop, hip hop improv ride, spinning cues from the audience into instantaneous riffs and fully realized musical number’) will be produced, starring Lin-Manuel … Continue reading

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