Alan Menken News

Date Of Birth:
July 22, 1949 (65)
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Stephen Schwartz, Nicole Parker & More Coming to Old Town Temecula Theater, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Cabaret at The Merc in association with Temecula Presents have announced a one-night-only Broadway concert by Academy Award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz. On Monday, September 22nd at 7:30pm, Stephen Schwartz, the songwriter behind such Broadway hits as Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, will take the Old Town Temecula Theater Stage for the first time, joined by an all-star cast of Broadway performers! (more...)

Judy Norton, Lynn Lowery and Jessica Snow-Wilson to Star in 'I HEAR VOICES' Benefit at Rockwell: Table & Stage, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

I HEAR VOICES: SONGS FOR PSYCHOSIS, a benefit concert with proceeds going to Medicinal Missions, produced by Kevin Field and Adam Kern with music direction by Kevin Field and Bryan Blaskie, is set for Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

SHN to Offer First Broadway Bobblehead Giveaway for NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

SHN has announced a first for the Broadway industry - A Bobblehead Giveaway in conjunction with the San Francisco engagement of NEWSIES, coming to the SHN Orpheum Theatre February 17 - March 15, 2015. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg asistirá al estreno de 'Sister Act' en Barcelona
by Roberto Rodríguez - Sep 17, 2014

La popular actriz estadounidense Whoopi Goldberg asistirá al estreno del musical 'Sister Act' en el Teatre Tívoli de Barcelona el próximo 24 de octubre, según ha confirmado Julia Gómez Cora, presidenta de Stage Entertainment. Goldberg protagonizó la película de 1992 en la que se basa el musical, y además ha sido productora de todos los montajes internacionales que se han hecho del mismo desde su estreno en Londres en 2009. (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to the Fox Performing Arts Center, 11/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, premieres in Riverside as part of the Broadway in Riverside 2014-15 Season. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Fox Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. doors). (more...)

BWW Reviews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Charms Sioux Falls
by Ellie Livingston - Sep 15, 2014

Little Shop of Horrors at the Sioux Empire Community Theatre will have you bopping in your seats and singing all the way home. (more...)

Ricky Gervais Joins Cast of ABC's GALAVANT
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

According to EW, Ricky Gervais has joined the cast of ABC's fairytale musical GALAVANT. (more...)

BC/EFA Sets Celebrity Appearance, Auction Slate for 28th Annual Flea Market: BEAUTIFUL, LES MIZ, Idina Menzel, Hugh Jackman & More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans will include unique showbiz treasures, the opportunity to meet your favorite cast members and the chance to bid on exclusive backstage experiences as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presents the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#bwayflea). (more...)

Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

Kerissa Arrington, Maggie Clennon Reberg & More to Star in SISTER ACT Second National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, TROIKA Entertainment, LLC and Sister Act On Tour, LLC, are pleased to announce that the second National Tour of SISTER ACT will launch on October 14 at the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington, DE. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Sep 09, 2014

A great set, a great plant, and great leads make for a show that is so much fun that it should not be missed. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Stephen Schwartz On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, WICKED Onstage & Onscreen, PIPPIN, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, New Stage & Screen Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 09, 2014

Today we are talking to one of the most successful and accomplished composers and lyricists in Broadway and Hollywood history all about his participation in next week's hotly anticipated charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, co-produced with Bruce Cohen, hosted by Jane Lynch and starring Sting and Patti LuPone, among others - the one and only Stephen Schwartz. Schwartz sheds lights on what inspired him to curate the evening, as well as previews some of the entertainment set to be on hand and what audiences can expect from the Dustin Lance Black-penned benefit to raise awareness of gay bullying and support equal rights for all. Additionally, Schwartz looks back at his many major musical landmarks and touches upon the current revival of PIPPIN as well as long-running Broadway hit WICKED and the currently in development film adaptation of it. Plus, Schwartz comments on the upcoming screen-to-stage adaptation of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, currently set to premiere in La Jolla later this year. Furthermore, Schwartz shares news on the development of several current projects he is working on at the moment, including the new stage musical based on the life of Emanuel Schikaneder and the animated big screen A.R. Rahman collaboration MUMBAI MUSICAL, with remarks on the recent stateside premieres of new musical MY FAIRY TALE and musical revue SNAPSHOTS, too. All of that, thoughts on Ariana Grande and Kanye West sampling 'Popular', GLEE covering 'Defying Gravity', reflections on some lesser-known compositions from his solo albums RELUCTANT PILGRIM and UNCHARTED TERRITORY, thoughts on a Broadway production of CHILDREN OF EDEN and much, much more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Bainbridge Performing Arts Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2014

Bainbridge Performing Art's 2014 - 2015 season opener is LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Check out photos below! (more...)

Imagine Productions Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS 10/08-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2014

Imagine Productions of Columbus will present Little Shop of Horrors, Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken October 8-19, 2014. Based on the film by Roger Corman, the show is located at Wall Street Night Club. Directed by Ryan Scarlata. (more...)

Patrick Page, Michael Arden, Ciara Renee & More to Lead THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at La Jolla Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast for its upcoming U.S. premiere musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a score by the multiple Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), book by Peter Parnell (The West Wing, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and direction by Scott Schwartz (Playhouse's Jane Eyre, Broadway's Golda's Balcony). Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will run October 26 - December 7, 2014 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the First Day of Rehearsal for NEWSIES National Tour; Dan DeLuca Set to Lead - Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions just announced full casting for the eagerly anticipated North American tour of Broadway's Tony® Award-winning smash hit musical, Disney's NEWSIES. Rehearsals began on Wednesday, September 3 in New York City in preparation for the first performance on Saturday, October 11 in Schenectady, NY at Proctors. During its first year of touring in the 2014-15 season, the production will play 25 cities, over 43 weeks. (more...)

First Look At Cast & Creative Team In Rehearsal For NEWSIES National Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 04, 2014


Karen Ziemba & Rockette Alumnae to Perform New Menken-Eyen Number at Rolex's 'NEW YORK NEW YORK'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves) NYC followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Angela Lansbury will receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. The Rockette Alumnae and Karen Ziemba will perform "I Want To Be A Rockette." This special number was written by Alan Menken and Tom Eyen. (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to Wilmington, October 14-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming Wilmington, Delaware! SISTER ACT appears at the DuPont Theatre for eight performances only, from October 14-19, 2014. (more...)

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