I remember the demo recording of "Adventures in Love" by Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler (the same team that brought you "Taylor the Latte Boy" ) has a pretty funny freak out song for a male performer: "The Morning After".
Also, there's "And I Breathe" from "Next Thing You Know" by Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham about a guy who tries to stop smoking for his girlfriend.
As some others have mentioned, Stage Entertainment invests in a lot of musicals that already have a name and/or a fanbase: Tarzan, Rocky, Pretty Woman, Amélie, Sister Act, Aladdin... Therefore, these shows are brought over (or some of them are even tried out in Germany before they go to Broadway) because they already put money into them. So, no matter if they flop on Broadway, they just try to grab the German audience's attention. To a certain level, this works. But you rarely get
I was wondering if any of you have recommendations for good covers of Broadway songs in a more acoustic/lounge/jazz/more "laid back" style.
The idea behind this is to create a playlist that could be played at a dinner party where you want to have music in the background but a high soprano belt might be a little bit distracting while you're having a conversation.
To give you an idea of what I mean: Some of the "Out of Oz" videos h
The first one that came to my mind was actually from the original production of "Carrie": After the destruction scene, Carrie is standing on a pedestal and slowly a ridiculously gigantic staircase gets lowered from above around her and her mother walks slowly down that staircase to her daughter.
Also (though technically not a scene change) the act 1 finale of "Sunday in the park with George" when all the characters sing "Sunday" and slowly move to their sp
In-between the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2005 and it's Off-Broadway run in 2008, "Feeling Electric" was retitled "Next to Normal".
Also, one of Stephen Sondheim's show has had numerous titles over the years: The Legendary Mizners, Wise Guys, Gold!, Bounce and then Road Show. But each of those different titles correlated with big changes made to the material.
Hot Pants said: "JD from Heathers - This is a character that I find genuinely offensive. The idea that we’resupposed to not only sympathize with him, but also find him dreamy and romantic is absurdly insulting. Especially in a day and age where school shootings become more and more common. No matter how hard the show tries, his tragic past has never made me feel for him because his actions are just far too irredeemable. His big “redemption”at the en
It will be interesting to see how this casting will play out in the movie. I guess the dynamic between Streep and Corden will be different than in the Broadway version with Leavel and Ashmanskas as Dee Dee and Barry - just based on their age difference alone.
Now that Ariana Grande will not be playing Alyssa, who do you think they will pick instead? Maybe Dove Cameron?
QueenAlice said: "I would guess the writers have been involved with both of these stagings. They are major First Class productions. That's very different than allowing whoever wants to do a production of the show to have free reign with the material."
I agree, it appears like the writers were involved (since they used music from previous versions and developed some of it into new songs). I meant that it seems like they were open for changes - some of
Ado Annie D'Ysquith said: "As discussed prior, there is also a tour in the UK that is being hailed as "a rocking realization of the film," featuring the new/cut songs and Puppet Young Amelie."
I looked up the b-roll from that production and it looks really interesting but at the same time completely different from the German production. Maybe the creators of this musical have agreed that whoever wants to do a production of Amelie can change what they wa
"Times are hard for Dreamers" is still in the show, at the same spot where it was previously. The lyrics have slightly changed to emphasize that Amélie is living in her own world and knows that she has to face this someday: