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What are Some Good Broadway Songs About Lack Of Inspiration?

mofdna
Swing
joined:7/2/14
We're making a original musical at my school and im playing a struggling writer and need to find a musical song about lack of ideas/finding inspiration.
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StephanCasey
Stand-by
joined:6/22/14
How about Watch What Happens from Newsies :) I love that song. It's about writing too.
"Give life's little guy some ink and when it dries just watch what happens..."
Newsies - Watch What Happens
Updated On: 7/2/14 at 12:11 PM
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
If you're making an original musical, shouldn't you be writing your own songs?
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themysteriousgrowl
Broadway Legend
joined:11/10/10

Andrew Lippa's oeuvre?

Or maybe I'm misunderstanding the question.
CHURCH DOOR TOUCAN GAY MARKETING PUPPIES MUSICAL THEATER STAPLES PERIOD CUM OIL
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StephanCasey
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Rewrite This Story from SMASH?

Could you give a little more creative input on what you're looking for
SMASH (Hit List) - Rewrite This Story
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
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Do you have clearance to use these songs? If not, some BWW poster gonna get you in trouble.
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StephanCasey
Stand-by
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Is it really a big deal for a school to throw a few songs into a musical collaboration type thing. Do they even need permission for that?
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FishermanBob
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I've been trying real hard to think of a song for you but.... ugh.... nothing's coming to me.
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oncemorewithfeeling2
Featured Actor
joined:4/25/13
It Sucks to be Me from Avenue Q.

Or not. That might be for when you have no inspiration. At all.
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
I would "demonstrate" the restlessness of writers block. You would probably need to make a few lyric changes/cuts, but you might want to think about "It Needs Work" from City of Angels. (Think of the song as an internal monologue rather than speaking to someone.)



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If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
Updated On: 7/2/14 at 12:34 PM
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dramamama611
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Yes, technically, you should obtain permission.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
NeverSoShy
Understudy
joined:10/8/11
Die Vampire Die! from [Title of Show] could work?
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StephanCasey
Stand-by
joined:6/22/14
Yeah. I suppose you must have permission but all that was asked was for suggestions. Whether they get permission or not after they have chosen the songs is not really relevant here
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dramamama611
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So? That's how conversations go, they twist and turn and become something else. That doesn't make it irrelevant.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
the whole score of If/Then.

Sorry misread the thread title. If/Then just lacks inspiration and is not good.



Updated On: 7/2/14 at 01:39 PM
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henrikegerman
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joined:4/29/05
"I Am Not Interested in Love" from The Two Gentlemen of Verona
"It's a Bore" from Gigi
"Spring is Here" from I Married an Angel
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Showface
Broadway Star
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I have not seen Sunday In the Park with George, but I'm pretty sure their is a song about lack of inspiration in there...maybe...???
I can't even! Ughh! Don't you...don't you understand? I'M IN TECH!!!
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
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Yep, it's called Everybody Ought to Have a Maid.
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StephanCasey
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Oh @dramamama611 I didn't mean irrelevant to the discussion. I just thought some people refused to give suggestions because they would be helping someone break the law.

I have no issue with discussing it though. I was just trying to say , hey, give suggestions and stop being so high and mighty ^^) well, to anyone who was doing that. I'm not assuming anyone was
Adair Haywind
Featured Actor
joined:4/2/14
There are several songs from RENT that would suggest such a thing.
Liz7
Understudy
joined:9/1/09
How about "Heart and Music" from 'A New Brain"
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
"I Can" from BAJOUR
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PalJoey
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Morales's song "Nothing" from A Chorus Line.
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
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showtuna
Swing
joined:2/18/13
"My Book" is a stand alone song by Jeff Blumenkratz that's all about a writer who can't think of anything to write about or motivate herself to start working. Audra Mcdonald sang it at one of her concerts (I actually think it was written for her). Also, about the rights thing, you don't need to worry about it. Seriously. Not a big deal. Actors don't request the rights for everything they perform at 54 below, or for their own personal concerts, and it's fine. As long as you bought the sheet music, you're good. Best of luck! :)
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MadAboutTheBoy
Understudy
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"Putting it Together" from Sunday in the Park with George?
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Someone in a Tree2
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"Anyone Can Whistle" is figuratively about that.

"I Waltz Alone" from GRAND HOTEL

"Too Darn Hot" from KISS ME KATE is about lack of inspiration but probably not appropriate for a school setting.

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