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@AIMenken - 7/11/15 09:09pm So shaken to hear of the sudden passing of Roger Rees. He was such a gifted artist and a treasured friend. Our hearts go out to Rick Elyce.


@AIMenken - 6/10/15 03:50pm THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ lives! David Spencer, Austin Pendleton and me in Philadelphia 30 years ago! http://t.co/gcwWpFlpLJ


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Alan Menken News

Date of Birth: July 22, 1949 (66)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/29-8/30/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/29-8/30/2015
by - Aug 30, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Sunday, August 30, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'Suddenly, Seymour!' Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal Perform LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Duet at ENCORES!STAGE TUBE: 'Suddenly, Seymour!' Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal Perform LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Duet at ENCORES!
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2015

Suddenly, footage! BroadwayWorld has procured part of a recording from this summer's ENCORES! production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Below, watch stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene sing the sweet duet, 'Suddenly, Seymour.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/30/15- THE LITTLE MERMAIDSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/30/15- THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2015

Today in 2009, The Little Mermaid closed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where it ran for 685 performances. The Little Mermaid is based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name and the classic story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical's book is by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman (written for the film) and new lyrics by Glenn Slater. The original cast featured Sierra Boggess in the title role of Ariel, Sean Palmer as Prince Eric, Brian D'Addario and Trevor Braun alternate as Flounder, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Tyler Maynard as Flotsam, Derrick Baskin as Jetsam, Jonathan Freeman as Grimsby, and John Treacy Egan as Chef Louis. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Delivers MY FAIR LADY, WEST SIDE STORY, and More in 2015-2016 SeasonMusical Theatre West Delivers MY FAIR LADY, WEST SIDE STORY, and More in 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Musical Theatre West continues its tradition of presenting Broadway's best on the West Coast with four shows in the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: An Audrey for the Ages- Watch Ellen Greene Sing from LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!STAGE TUBE: An Audrey for the Ages- Watch Ellen Greene Sing from LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

Just last month, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, and more took the stage with original Little Shop of Horrors star Ellen Greene to perform in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's classic musical. Below, check out a clip of Greene as she performs Audrey's classic Act 1 ballad, 'Somewhere That's Green.' (more...)

Tickets On Sale 9/11 for NEWSIES at the Orpheum This WinterTickets On Sale 9/11 for NEWSIES at the Orpheum This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions and The Orpheum Theatre announced today that tickets for the highly anticipated Memphis engagement of Disney's NEWSIES will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 11 at 10:00 AM.  The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday, December 8 for a limited engagement of eight performances through Sunday, December 13.    (more...)

Disney's Live Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Officially Wraps Production!Disney's Live Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Officially Wraps Production!
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Today,  co-producer Jack Morrissey confirmed the news that the highly anticipated film has officially wrapped production in London (more...)

BWW Feature: Top Three Musical Roles Jake Gyllenhaal Should Play on Broadway- BWW Readers Weigh In!BWW Feature: Top Three Musical Roles Jake Gyllenhaal Should Play on Broadway- BWW Readers Weigh In!
by Sally Henry - Aug 27, 2015

Though most of us think of Gyllenhaal as the kid from the 1999 film OCTOBER SKY who grew up to receive an Oscar nomination for BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and has of late sported a rockin' beard, many people may not know that he has also graced both the London and Broadway stages. With these credits under his belt, might a Broadway musical be Gyllenhaal's next venture? (more...)

TARZAN, 'LITTLE SHOP' & More Set for White Plains Performing Arts Center's Fall SeasonTARZAN, 'LITTLE SHOP' & More Set for White Plains Performing Arts Center's Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce an exciting Fall Season. All performances are at the White Plains theatre, located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street in downtown White Plains. (more...)

VIDEO: Serena Williams Warms Up for U.S. Open with LITTLE MERMAID KaraokeVIDEO: Serena Williams Warms Up for U.S. Open with LITTLE MERMAID Karaoke
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Just prior to taking the court for the 2015 U.S. Open, kicking of this Sunday, Aug. 31, tennis star Serena Williams decided to channel her nervous energy into a spectacular karaoke performance of 'Under the Sea' from THE LITTLE MERMAID. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Dive on in with the dazzling cast of Theatre Under The Star's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid!  Back by popular demand, this fun-filled, timeless tale will play for a limited run September 10 - 13 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts! (more...)

Actors Co-op to Present Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 9/18Actors Co-op to Present Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2015 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce the first show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with THE BAKER'S WIFE, book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, Zorba), music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), musical direction by Jake Anthony, choreography by Julie Hall, produced by Kimi Walker and directed by Ovation Award-winner Richard Israel (110 in the Shade, Floyd Collins). THE BAKER'S WIFE will preview on Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 18 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 25 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Walt Disney Records to Add POCAHONTAS & More to Legacy Collection SeriesWalt Disney Records to Add POCAHONTAS & More to Legacy Collection Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Walt Disney Records releases the final four installments to The Legacy Collection series. Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Lady and The Tramp, Pocahontas, The Aristocats, and Disneyland complete the 12-set series that launched with The Lion King in June 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: James Monroe Iglehart and More Sing Disney on Broadway Hits at Disney's D23 ExpoSTAGE TUBE: James Monroe Iglehart and More Sing Disney on Broadway Hits at Disney's D23 Expo
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2015

Below, watch Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart (ALADDIN) perform 'Under the Sea' and an Ashely Brown (MARY POPPINS) and Josh Strickland (TARZAN) Duet on 'Beauty and the Beast'! (more...)

LADY AND THE TRAMP, POCAHONTAS Among Walt Disney Records' Final 'Legacy Collection' ReleasesLADY AND THE TRAMP, POCAHONTAS Among Walt Disney Records' Final 'Legacy Collection' Releases
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Just announced, the Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection LADY AND THE TRAMP, POCAHONTAS, THE ARISTOCATS, and DISNEYLAND complete the 12-set series that launched with THE LION KING in June 2014. (more...)

Stuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This WeekendStuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Rubicon's Broadway Musical Concert Series continues with three performances of a concert reading of THE SECRET GARDEN (based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Lyrics by Marsha Norman and Music by Lucy Simon. (more...)

Das Theater Bonn wird ab Ende August zum KLEINEN HORRORLADENDas Theater Bonn wird ab Ende August zum KLEINEN HORRORLADEN
by Iris Moebius - Aug 18, 2015

Die Hits des Horror-Musicals sind Grow For Me, Somewhere That's Green, Suppertime und Call Back in the Morning - sie haben mittlerweile in allen Altersklassen des Publikums Kultstatus erreicht. Mit der Starbesetzung Bettina Monch, Michael Schanze, Hans-Werner Olm, Mathias Schlung und Dennis LeGree erreicht das Musical in Bonn eine neue Dimension. Die Premiere findet am 30. August statt, weitere Vorstellungen laufen wahrend der gesammten Spielzeit bis Mai 2016. (more...)

On Sale Dates for U.S. Bank Broadway Season Shows at the Fabulous Fox AnnouncedOn Sale Dates for U.S. Bank Broadway Season Shows at the Fabulous Fox Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Single tickets for the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2015 - 2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

First Footage of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Revealed at D23; Attendees Weigh In!First Footage of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Revealed at D23; Attendees Weigh In!
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

While no video or pictures were allowed at the event, many in attendance turned to Twitter to share their first impressions on what they saw. (more...)

VIDEO: Disney Reveals Plans for New FROZEN EVER AFTER Area in EpcotVIDEO: Disney Reveals Plans for New FROZEN EVER AFTER Area in Epcot
by Stage Tube - Aug 16, 2015

This weekend at D23 Expo, Disney presented updates on a slew of their upcoming live-action films, as well as their theme parks. Below, watch as Walt Disney World reveals the full Frozen Ever After area for Norway at Epcot during the D23 Expo 2015 including meet-and-greets, a ride, and more. (more...)

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