I liked his Sound of Music tour but save for the new lyrics he wrote for "Something Good" it was fairly by the numbers. I wouldn't mind if Carousel is more of the same. It doesn't need a drastic reinvisioning. Just do it as is.
There is a full length adaptation of Willy Wonka that used all of the songs from the movie with new songs by Leslie Briccuse but I think that was conceived specifically for amature lisencing and not a commercial venture. From what I remember the Dahl estate was initially resistant to include the songs from the original movie for this production? Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Then they gave in and allowed "Pure Imagination" and now three more songs for Broadway. It
bwayphreak234 said: "They cut everything (including the "Strike That, Reverse It Reprise) after "The View From Here". It's my understanding that the cuts were made in previews and the show now ends in the elevator with "The View From Here".
Thanks for the update. I had no idea! Is there even any dialogue? It just ends with the song? It sounds so anticlimactic on the album. How strange.
Off topic, but does anyone know if Webber plans to ever revise and possibly tour The Woman in White? Didn't they initially announce a tour that never materialized? I didn't get to see it but I like the recording a lot better than Love Never Dies. I'd much rather he continue polishing up The Woman in White maybe the Love Never Dies creative team could try fixing that one next.
I enjoyed it as well but not having seen the show I didn't really know what to expect. I was imagining a more whimsical score if that makes sense. The story is a kind of fantasy but it also gets pretty dark even in the film so I think Tim Minchin made the more interesting choice with the score. I like it. I'd like to see the show now.
The show isn't that bad. I love "To Hear You Say My Name." There's a demo that MTI sends out that includes many of the Broadway leads and the score is fairly charming. Like most other musicals that year it just had the misfortune of opening the same season as The Producers.