And also, adding orchestrations to the mix, the only other person to have written book, music, lyrics, and orchestrations to the same Broadway show is Dave Malloy, who wrote (and also starred in at various points) Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812.
Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism Nov 26
2012, 12:17:19 PM
I think Tovah Feldshuh has a song on one of the "Carols for a Cure" albums called "Shalom Santa," about the character's mother being a lapsed Catholic and her father being a cultural Jew. The song was co-written by Douglas J. Cohen of "No Way To Treat a Lady" and "The Opposite of Sex" fame.
Casey Nicholaw To Helm New ANIMAL HOUSE Musical w/ Barenaked Ladies Score Mar 5
2012, 07:29:04 PM I have everything they've ever recorded. They're THAT band for me. lol I mean, I admit that some of their songs tend to blend, but when you have 12 albums - not including the live albums, demos, eps, etc. - and you've been performing them for over 20 years, it's gonna blend a bit. But I've never had so much fun at a concert than I have at BNL concerts. Free food, fun banter, dancing, catchy songs you can dance to and sing along with, and then some really great heartfelt stuff - the guys know
Shows where the original cast album is NOT the best recording? Nov 11
2011, 12:45:02 PM
HAIR (like the 2005 and 2009 versions much better) SOUTH PACIFIC (the 2008 revival outshines the others) HELLO, DOLLY (I like the Mary Martin and Pearl Bailey versions) MISS SAIGON (1995 symphonic version is the best, although that Kim and Chris are not my faves) OLIVER (1994 and 2009 versions are much more listenable)
Orlando song in Book of Mormon May 12
2011, 11:45:23 AM
The hilarious bit where the backdrop falls has a lot of dialogue, and a tiny bit of singing. Probably unnecessary for a cast album.
Free Streaming of Book of Mormon Cast Album May 12
2011, 11:43:42 AM And, can we assume that the spoken patter bits of "All-American Prophet" are a la THE MUSIC MAN? Although the music, too, does seem to ring a bell for me.
I did hear similarities to MUSIC MAN in that song! I guess that must have been "what they were going for."
And by the way, was I the only one who heard a bit of "Hell Isn't Good" from SP:BL&U in "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream" or was that a musical shout-out to "Number 918" from Altar Boyz (friends and coworkers of Lopez
re: Metropolis by Joe Brooks May 10
2011, 01:20:10 AM
Thinking about it after listening to the entire thing... You're right; it IS a mess. And the '80s synth-orchestrations do NOT help things...
A little too much power ballads in this, you're right. And "Nothing Really Matters" needs the pop stripped out of it. That way it sounds like CARRIE. Sounds better as a kind of baroque-ish gavotte, so that matches the elitists' nonchalance.
Maybe this is his revenge for still not getting over "Blame Canada."
I Now Hate GLEE Mar 16
2011, 04:12:25 PM
You do mean their character personae, not the real actors playing these characters, right?
Duets for two women Mar 15
2011, 01:57:33 PM
Both comic songs: "I Could Always Go To You" from PERSONALS - music by Alan Menken; lyrics by David Crane, Marta Kauffman, and Seth Friedman "Moving Right Along" by Jeff Blumenkrantz was written for two men, but I have heard it work with two girls as well!
Both dramatic songs: Peas in a Pod and (if you want to use the other part) Another Winter in a Summer Town
And can you also recall the musicians in this band?
EDIT: And please forgive the error in editing the subject. It won't let me insert the "are" between the "different" and the "The".
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Orchestrations Mar 13
2011, 02:13:32 PM
Have they changed or expanded from the original Seattle books? If so, can you post what you remember of the orchestra members in Seattle, and in New York currently.