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The Saturday List: The Marvin Hamlisch Musicals Countdown

The Marvin Hamlisch story is the subject of a brand new show, I’M PLAYING YOUR SONG. In today’s “Saturday List”, Musical Cyberspace takes a look at Hamlisch’s five greatest musicals. Continue reading

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The Saturday List: A Fine, Fine Life for I’D DO ANYTHING’s Nancies

Where are they now? A look at where the 12 musical theatre performers who competed for the role of Nancy in I’D DO ANYTHING, the 2008 BBC talent show cum reality series that searched for performers to play Oliver and Nancy in the 2009 London revival of the show, are today. Continue reading

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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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“Original” Musicals

As musicals based on movies become more and more frequently produced, discussions on musical theatre forums around the Internet regarding the lack of “original” Musicals” seem to become more and more prominent. Most people seem to forget, however, that truly … Continue reading

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WEST SIDE STORY wins the Grammy Award

The Grammy Awards were presented last night and West Side Story, the classic Broadway musical by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, took home the awards for “Best Musical Show Album”, winning over Ain’t Misbehavin’, Hair, 9 to 5 … Continue reading

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THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG

The Princess and the Frog represents Disney’s return to their filmmaking roots – the animated musical. We’ve already had a teaser trailer: A trailer: And a sneak peak: And I think all look very promising indeed. It’s obviously not a … 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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