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When are we getting the next Guettel show

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Posted: 10/8/19 at 8:18pm

When are we getting the next Adam Guettel's show?

I'm really happy that Guettel got to do the music for To Kill a Mockingbird, however, it's been so long since his last musical work on Broadway. Does anyone know what's happened to his MILLIONS? His webpage doesn't seem to be updated and you can barely find any info about its past readings/workshops. The songs from the score you can find online or on CDs are pure magic. Here and Here

And does anyone know anything at all about his another project, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES? On his website, there's a recording of There Go I from it and again, it's stunning. Here

It's been so long since there were any new musically sophisticated shows on Broadway, we need this. This and the new Sondheim show.

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Posted: 10/8/19 at 8:39pm
“It's been so long since there were any new musically sophisticated shows on Broadway...”

Tell us when.
"When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written." -Stephen Sondheim
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Posted: 10/8/19 at 8:47pm

WayTooBroadway said: "“It's been so long since there were any new musically sophisticated shows on Broadway...”

Tell us when.
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Ok, I admit, not the best expression but you know what I mean.

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Posted: 10/8/19 at 8:51pm

“It's been so long since there were any new musically sophisticated shows on Broadway...”

Hadestown says hi! :)

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Posted: 10/8/19 at 8:54pm

well I don't know what you mean so perhaps define it. And then perhaps also define "next" since it seems an odd choice to describe something when the last something was 16 years ago. Supposedly he has played around with several movies, but nothing has come of anything and since it seems clear he is not planning on breaking a sweat, I wouldn't hold my breath. Ditto for Sondheim who at least can have his lack of productivity attributed to advanced age.

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Posted: 10/8/19 at 9:45pm

Um, Hadestown

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Posted: 10/8/19 at 9:53pm
When one has a “bottomless” trust fund, there’s not much incentive to spend a lot of time and effort on projects that more often than not go nowhere.
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Posted: 10/8/19 at 10:04pm

I get what you are trying to say, but many/most successful people in this business have no incentive to work for the money.

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Posted: 10/9/19 at 11:12am

Really? My post saying that he had burnt bridges and engaged in "bad behavior" and that made people reluctant to hire him was deleted? That isn't hearsay- Guettel literally talks about his troubling relationship with sex and drugs HIMSELF in this article in 2003:

" ''I know I've hurt a lot of women, and I feel terrible about it,'' Guettel says. ''It's easy to get away with things when you have money and people think you're attractive. [...]''Oh, I've lost jobs,'' he sighs. ''I've lost a good 20 percent of my singing ability by frying my voice with alcohol and cigarettes and pot. But the big thing I've lost is time "

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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Posted: 10/10/19 at 11:06am
Like the ongoing assassins revival rumor, this topic seems to get resurrected every 6 months.
I think I’ll forever be angry that he and William Goldman couldn’t figure out their differences to successfully create a Princess Bride Musical.
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Posted: 10/10/19 at 11:32am

I'm not angry, just sad.  In my imagination, it was a masterpiece.

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Posted: 10/10/19 at 11:36am

Call_me_jorge said: "Like the ongoing assassins revival rumor, this topic seems to get resurrected every 6 months.
I think I’ll forever be angry that he and William Goldman couldn’t figure out their differences to successfully create a Princess Bride Musical.
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What "rumor" of an Assassins revival are you referring to?  It's been officially announced for Spring 2020 at CSC and initial casting has been announced, as well.  As far as being "angry" -- well that's just plain ridiculous,  But if you find it's helpful, by all means go at it.

 

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Posted: 10/10/19 at 5:24pm

"their difference" no "s" 

Goldman wanted to be greedy and Guettel wasn't having it.  

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Posted: 10/10/19 at 11:57pm

HogansHero said: ""their difference" no "s"

Goldman wanted to be greedy and Guettel wasn't having it.
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Is this public info, Hogan? I'm asking only because I'd love to have you elaborate if the dispute is a matter of public record.

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Posted: 10/11/19 at 12:01am

Kad said: "Really? My post saying that he had burnt bridges and engaged in "bad behavior" and that made people reluctant to hire him was deleted? That isn't hearsay- Guettel literally talks about his troubling relationship with sex and drugsHIMSELF in this article in 2003:

" ''I know I've hurt a lot of women, and I feel terrible about it,'' Guettel says. ''It's easy to get away with things when you have money and people think you're attractive. [...]''Oh, I've lost jobs,'' he sighs. ''I've lost a good 20 percent of my singing ability by frying my voice with alcohol and cigarettes and pot. But the big thing I've lost is time "
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Thank you for persisting, Kad. I love Guettel's music and I think it's entirely relevant to discuss the things that deter him if he himself has admitted to them. (FTR, they are issues that--except for the womanizing--I share myself.)

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Posted: 10/11/19 at 12:59am

GavestonPS said: "Is this public info, Hogan? I'm asking only because I'd love to have you elaborate if the dispute is a matter of public record."

It is. Goldman wanted 75% of the royalties and Guettel told him to take a hike. I only know what I read, but I cannot imagine even a hungrier composer/lyricist with some semblance of a track record agreeing to that.