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@AIMenken - 7/27/16 12:13am So sad to hear of the passing of Jimmy Nederlander. He was a legend and a true friend; a mensch who leaves a great legacy. Rest in peace.


@AIMenken - 5/24/16 01:43pm This made me smile! Gotta LOVE our GALAVANT fans!!! https://t.co/X5gv6c2ZnN


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Alan Menken News

Date of Birth: July 22, 1949 (67)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Ruth Eckerd Hall's Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts Presents THE LITTLE MERMAIDBWW Review: Ruth Eckerd Hall's Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Peter Nason - Jul 29, 2016

The powerhouse Courteney McClutchy and the lovely Katie Davis lead the cast in this enjoyable version of the classic Disney musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAIDPhoto Coverage: First Look at Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 28, 2016

Join the Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre as they take the stage this July to perform Disney's 'The Little Mermaid.' This captivating musical is sure to be fun for the whole family! (more...)

Exclusive Breaking News: Disney to Film NEWSIES Live in August; Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay to ReturnExclusive Breaking News: Disney to Film NEWSIES Live in August; Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay to Return
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Now IS the time to seize the day! BroadwayWorld has learned that Disney will film NEWSIES this August, at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Returning for the filming will be original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan and Kara Lindsay. The production, currently on tour plays the Pantages from Aug. 30, 2016 - Sept. 4, 2016. There is no word yet if the production is headed towards the big or small screen, or who else might be joining or re-joining the cast for the filming. (more...)

Oscar Winner Alan Menken Co-Scores Music for Summer Comedy SAUSAGE PARTYOscar Winner Alan Menken Co-Scores Music for Summer Comedy SAUSAGE PARTY
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Eight-time Academy Award winning composer Alan Menken (Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast) and Emmy-nominated composer Christopher Lennertz (Supernatural, Horrible Bosses) co-score Sony Entertainment's SAUSAGE PARTY. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATERBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2016

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The first musical written by the blockbuster team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the Off-Center production will star Skylar Astin, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Santino Fontana, Clark Johnson, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kevin Ligon, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan, Brynn O'Malley, and Kate Wetherhead. Check out a sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID to Open This August at Mercury Theatre CompanyTHE LITTLE MERMAID to Open This August at Mercury Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Encouraging all to follow their hearts, dreams, and voices to find true happiness, Mercury Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of one of Disney's classic and most heartwarming musicals: The Little Mermaid, August 5-20, 2016. (more...)

Redhouse Arts Center Announces its 2016-17 SeasonRedhouse Arts Center Announces its 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Red House Arts Center is pleased to announce its 2016-17 Main Stage Season which features a high-flying mix of musicals, plays and performances. This will be a season of exciting transition for the organization as it prepares to move operations from its current home to the new Redhouse @ City Center. There is so much excitement in store for the Syracuse Community! Samara Hannah, Acting Executive Director commented "We are thrilled to present an array of productions, from Tony Award-winning classics, to those packed with drama and comedy to tickle your funny bone. One thing is for sure, this season is not to be missed!" (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!, CABARET & More Will Play Broadway in Fort Lauderdale's 2016-17 Season!SOMETHING ROTTEN!, CABARET & More Will Play Broadway in Fort Lauderdale's 2016-17 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The 2016 / 2017 Broadway Across America - Fort Lauderdale show lineup is as follows: (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN at Capitol Theatre, SydneyDisney's ALADDIN at Capitol Theatre, Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the classic Academy Award®-winning animated film, will premiere Thursday 11 August 2016 at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney. (more...)

Casting Announced for Disney's NEWSIES in CharlotteCasting Announced for Disney's NEWSIES in Charlotte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Charlotte engagement of Disney's  NEWSIES.   The Tony® Award-winning production will begin performances at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, August 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 14.  (more...)

Sneak Peak of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit PlayhouseSneak Peak of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by James Lapine, the stage version of Disney's 1996 animated musical THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, based onVictor Hugo's 1831 novel, premiered in Berlin. The 1999 production, performed in German, enjoyed a three-year run. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sanctuary! Watch Highlights from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Sanctuary! Watch Highlights from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse presents the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage now to August 6, making The Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/22/16- Alan MenkenSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/22/16- Alan Menken
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Alan Menken! For Disney, Menken has scored The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, each of which won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Enchanted, and Tangled. Menken has collaborated on several occasions with lyricists including Howard Ashman,Tim Rice and Stephen Schwartz. On Broadway, Menken has composed for The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, King David, Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, and Newsies. His most recent Broadway project, Aladdin, is currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS IS FIVE-STAR FIENDISH FERNERY AND FEROCIOUSLY FUNNY at Roslyn Packer TheatreBWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS IS FIVE-STAR FIENDISH FERNERY AND FEROCIOUSLY FUNNY at Roslyn Packer Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jul 22, 2016

It's a classic fairy-tale. Boy meets Girl. Girl likes Boy. Girl has abusive boyfriend who thrives on orthodontic agony. Boy has abusive plant who thrives on human blood. Boy feeds boyfriend to plant and becomes world famous. Yeah, in hindsight, it's not exactly your classic fairy-tale. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/22/2016 - Happy Birthday, Alan Menken!Broadway AM Report, 7/22/2016 - Happy Birthday, Alan Menken!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 22, 2016

Today's big news: The new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST movie previews tonight on Disney Channel, and SUMMER SHORTS 2016 kicks off at 59E59 today!  (more...)

New Musicals, Maury Yeston, Frank Loesser and More Set for 2016-17 BROADWAY CLOSE UP SeriesNew Musicals, Maury Yeston, Frank Loesser and More Set for 2016-17 BROADWAY CLOSE UP Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Kaufman Music Center will host a diverse 2016-17 season at Merkin Concert Hall, highlighting Broadway musicals as part of the Broadway Close up series giving theater fans a new perspective on the shows and songs they love, with compelling performances along with eye-opening interviews. (more...)

BWW TV: Next Up at Encores! Off-Center... Preview Menken & Ashman's First Musical, GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATERBWW TV: Next Up at Encores! Off-Center... Preview Menken & Ashman's First Musical, GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2016

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The first musical written by the blockbuster team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the Off-Center production will star Skylar Astin, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Santino Fontana, Clark Johnson, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Eddie Korbich, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan, Brynn O'Malley, and Kate Wetherhead. (more...)

Little-Known Alan Menken Musical KICKS May Get a Second LifeLittle-Known Alan Menken Musical KICKS May Get a Second Life
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 20, 2016

According to The New York Post's Michael Riedel, a little known Broadway musical from Alan Menken called KICKS may be getting a new life. (more...)

The Wick Theatre Sets 2016/17 Theatre SeasonThe Wick Theatre Sets 2016/17 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Wick Theatre's 2016/2017 Season: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Starring Broadway's Andrea McArdle October 13 - November 6 A musical comedy by master of the genre Neil Simon, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. The hit musical about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist. Professionally, their relationship works beautifully-but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Don't worry, there's a happy ending. (more...)

The National Tour of Curve's New Production of SISTER ACT Announces CastingThe National Tour of Curve's New Production of SISTER ACT Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016 and visiting The Bristol Hippodrome from the 19th - 24th September 2016. (more...)

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