Pop stars you want to write a show

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Pop stars you want to write a show#1
Posted: 5/22/16 at 9:30pm

my apologies if there is already a thread on this subject.

I would absolutely love it if Pink wrote a show. I think a beyonce musical is bound to happen.

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Posted: 5/22/16 at 9:31pm

I'd like to hear Alice Cooper and his classic band write a show.

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Pop stars you want to write a show#3
Posted: 5/22/16 at 9:42pm

I second the Pink idea, and add Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, and Kelly Clarkson. 

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Pop stars you want to write a show#4
Posted: 5/22/16 at 9:57pm

Another score by Gary Barlow would be most welcome.

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Pop stars you want to write a show#5
Posted: 5/22/16 at 10:07pm

Ben Folds

 

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Pop stars you want to write a show#6
Posted: 5/22/16 at 10:38pm

I like the idea of Pink and Ben Folds. I was thinking Bonnie Raitt could have an interesting take. 

A lot of pop singers and some mentioned either don't write their own music or have  3-4 cowriters on their songs. I think that would make a musical way too heavy an undertaking. 

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Pop stars you want to write a show#7
Posted: 5/22/16 at 10:41pm

Adele.

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Pop stars you want to write a show#8
Posted: 5/22/16 at 10:42pm

Taylor Swift? Adele? Ellie Goulding? Florence Welch? Tove Lo? Lana del Ray? Oh Land? Beautiful Small Machines? Fiona Apple? Christina Perri? Sia? Colbie Caillat? Melanie Martinez?

It's difficult to say who would be good at writing a musical not even knowing who might have the inclination to write songs for one.

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Pop stars you want to write a show#9
Posted: 5/22/16 at 10:49pm

Not sure if I'd call all of them "pop stars" but I'd love to hear what each of them would come up with if they tried their hand at composing a work for the theatre. 

Annie Lennox

Fiona Apple

Florence Welch

Jack White

Drake

Bo Burnham

Alison Krauss

Gotye

Stevie Nicks

Bruno Mars

Adele

Plan B

Lady Gaga

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Pop stars you want to write a show#10
Posted: 5/22/16 at 11:09pm

Isn't P!nk writing a musical? Or there's one being written about her life?

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Pop stars you want to write a show#11
Posted: 5/22/16 at 11:20pm

Kanye would have the most killer one of all.

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Pop stars you want to write a show#12
Posted: 5/22/16 at 11:20pm

I would like theater music to be written by theater composers who study the art form and understand that writing a pop song is nothing like writing for a character or arc of a story or the sounds a voice can make in the theater.

Just because I can cut a piece of steak it does not mean I am a surgeon. Surgeons prepare and study many years.

Sadly, we are losing the art form with pop music writers and movie actors on our Broadway stages.  The producers and theater owners have pretty much won since this is what brings in the masses with their cell phones and sippy cups.  

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Pop stars you want to write a show#13
Posted: 5/22/16 at 11:58pm

The problem with pop stars writing musicals is that they have no real concept of narrative storytelling. Songs nowadays have lyrics that lean towards the abstract (does anybody even know what The Deep is or how one could Roll in it?). So, that being said, Regina Spektor writes cute and catchy songs that tell fun stories, and can write a really good sad ballad. I know she was working on a musical about Sleeping Beauty a while ago (?), but I would love for her to do something new.

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Pop stars you want to write a show#14
Posted: 5/23/16 at 12:03am

Fun. I feel like there is something inherently theatrical about most of their music. Would love to see what they could do with an original score

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Posted: 5/23/16 at 12:06am

Two long deceased folk artists and storytellers , Steve Goodman and Harry Chapin, would have been great choices. I'm trying to think of any living artists who can match that potential, and I'm coming up blank. 

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Pop stars you want to write a show#16
Posted: 5/23/16 at 12:17am

Carly Rae Jepsen's lyrical content is gorgeous. I'd love to see what kind of show she'd write.

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Pop stars you want to write a show#17
Posted: 5/23/16 at 12:36am

Most pop stars don't even write for themselves how could they handle writing a musical. If you mean like a 'biopic' musical. I can see Britney Spears. Her life is fascinating

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Pop stars you want to write a show#18
Posted: 5/23/16 at 1:11am

He's not "Pop" but Tom Petty.

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Posted: 5/23/16 at 1:15am

Tom Waits....smiley

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Pop stars you want to write a show#20
Posted: 5/23/16 at 1:31am

I think Joanna Newsom could write a really beautiful score!

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Pop stars you want to write a show#21
Posted: 5/23/16 at 2:13am

A Great Big World. 

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Pop stars you want to write a show#22
Posted: 5/23/16 at 3:53am

If he were still alive, though not a Pop Star, I would say Lou Reed and John Kale. Their songs for Drella was really quite extraordinary.

 

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Pop stars you want to write a show#23
Posted: 5/23/16 at 6:57am

I think maybe in a while Taylor Swift could create a good musical score. Her songs tend to depict character eviction and tell stories and she's a particularly strong lyricist. She also seems to have a firm grasp on how to write several genres of music.

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Posted: 5/23/16 at 6:57am

I think maybe in a while Taylor Swift could create a good musical score. Her songs tend to depict character eviction and tell stories and she's a particularly strong lyricist. She also seems to have a firm grasp on how to write several genres of music.

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Pop stars you want to write a show#25
Posted: 5/23/16 at 7:16am

Not a pop star, but I'd love to see what M.I.A could do with a musical.