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Inventive & Entertaining TEXTS WITH COLLABORATORS Tumblr

July 15
3:29 PM 2014

Inventive & Entertaining TEXTS WITH COLLABORATORS TumblrAn inventive and entertaining new Tumblr account titled TEXTS WITH COLLABORATORS imagining conversations between theatrical luminaries has recently been unveiled, providing fine and funny fodder for musical theatre fans.

The imaginatively written page contains numerous imaginary interactions between many of Broadway's best and brightest - Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine, Frank Loesser, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Jerry Herman, Leonard Bernstein, Hal Prince, Arthur Laurents, and more.

Additionally, the site contains countless inside references to legendary feuds, historical events and the many famous musicals penned by the figures represented, as well.

A sample interaction might be the following exchange between Sondheim and Prince depicting what a modern text conversation might look like had texting existed back when MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG was being written in 1980:

"PRINCE: here's to us... who's like us...

SONDHEIM: oh, you

PRINCE: i really love the draft so far. but...can we just make sure... amidst the pathos... there's a fun song in there that people will walk out humming?

SONDHEIM: srsly? did you even read the second half?"

Check out the TEXTS WITH COLLABORATORS Tumblr account on the official site here.

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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro contributes exclusive scholarly columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Theatrical Throwback Thursdays, Flash Friday and Flash Special as well as additional special features, world premiere clips and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more. He also wrote and directed two sold-out 2014 BroadwayWorld charity concert events featuring all-star casts, EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM.