Tag Archives: Commentary

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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O/T: Brecht and Didactic Theatre

I was recently reading a rather mundane series of posts around the issue of adaptation at Musicals.net, which then delved into the realm of Bertolt Brecht and his vision of theatre. Here’s the bit that I found interesting: Hans wrote: … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Disney: AIDA Part 5

This is Part 5 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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Deconstructing Disney: AIDA Part 4

This is Part 4 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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PROMISES, PROMISES Opening Night

Rob Ashford’s Broadway revival of Promises, Promises, starring Sean Hayes and Kristen Chenoweth, opens on Broadway tonight. here are some clips from the show to celebrate the event: I think the show promises pretty good things in terms of its … Continue reading

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SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Song List

With opening night here, the time has come when the set list of songs for Sondheim on Sondheim is finally frozen and any and all rumours about what will be replaced or reallocated can be put to rest. Here is … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: September Premiere for LEAP OF FAITH

Leap of Faith, the new musical by Alan Menken, Glenn Slater and Janus Cercone, will have its world premiere in Los Angeles later this year. Directed by Rob Ashford (who directed Broadway’s Promises, Promises and is already set for a … Continue reading

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