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The ALLEGIANCE World Premiere

With its moving score, ALLEGIANCE takes audiences on a journey into our nation’s history through the eyes of one American family. This post deals with the World Premiere of the show and features a video recording of Telly Leung singing one of the songs from the show. Continue reading

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: “Musical Theatre and the Uncool”

I just read an article called “A Slushy in the Face: Musical Theatre Music and the Uncool“. Some interesting points, but I felt several are steeped in generalisations. One of the things that I found to be so was the … Continue reading

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Helen Keller: the Musical?!!

Goodness knows how long this will remain up on YouTube, but I thought I should share it while I had the chance. What you will see when you click play is a musical based on the life of Helen Keller. … Continue reading

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Crazy Concepts for Classic Shows: the Sondheim Edition

Sometimes “crazy concepts” – ideas that attempt to breathe new life in to classic musicals – make it all the way into production. Although some of these concepts are not necessarily “crazy”, but merely unconventional, here are a couple done … Continue reading

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Musical Notes: 23 May 2010

Miranda/Miranda “Audition”: Spring Awakening … p.2 TV Talk … p.2

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Musical Notes: 20 May 2010

The Scottsboro Boys Sets Broadway Dates The Scottsboro Boys, the new John Kander-Fred Ebb-David Thompson musical based on the infamous Scottsboro case in the 1930s, will open on Broadway at the Lyceum theatre on 31st October 2010, following a preview … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Disney: AIDA Part 6

This is Part 6 in a series of posts that examines Disney’s Aida in detail. Aida has a book by Linda Woolverton, David Henry Hwang and Robert Falls, lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Elton John. Act 1 Scene … Continue reading

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FALLING FOR EVE… in July

The new Joe DiPietro-Brett Simmons-David Howard musical, Falling for Eve, will be presented by The York Theatre Company in a production directed by Larry Raben from 6th July – 8th August. With a book by DiPietro, music by Simmons and … Continue reading

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“New Musical Theatre” Site Launched

A new site promoting the next generation of musical theatre writers was launched tonight with a concert featuring (amongst others) Kelli O’Hara, Krysta Rodriguez, De’Adre Aziza and Kate Wetherhead. The “New Musical Theatre” website aims to help distribute and promote … Continue reading

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DANCES WITH WOLVES – the Musical?

A tiny blurb appeared on the Matt Murphy Productions website, announcing that the production company (which is also responsible for bringing this seasons Memphis to the Broadway stage) has acquired the stage rights the best-selling 1986 novel Dances with Wolves … Continue reading

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