Tag Archives: Jeanine Tesori

The Saturday List: 10 Times the Musical Challenged Its Dismissal as a Relevant Art Form

Although many people dismiss the musical as a relevant form of artistic expression, the musical can easily hold its own alongside any form of theatre you might care to mention. So I thought that today, I might put together a Saturday list of just ten times musicals have been completely in step with the world around them. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: Ten Best Moments at the 69th Tony Awards

The 69th Annual Tony Awards took place last Sunday, so with almost a week to reflect on how the ceremony landed, it’s time to share my list of the ten best moments at this year’s ceremony. Continue reading

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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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