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2020/1 Grammy Nominees

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jacobsnchz14
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2020/1 Grammy Nominees#1
Posted: 11/24/20 at 11:48am
The nominees will be announced in about fifteen minutes. Any guesses for musical theatre album or any familiar actors/performers with the potential to be nominated?
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2020/1 Grammy Nominees#2
Posted: 11/24/20 at 12:03pm

I don't feel like offering predictions, because there's a lot that I haven't listened to, especially a lot of these jukebox musicals that released albums. But my personal picks would probably be: 

--Amelie 

--Sing Street

--Cambodian Rock Band 

--Soft Power 

--The Mad Ones 

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2020/1 Grammy Nominees#3
Posted: 11/24/20 at 12:23pm
Grammy Nominees for Best Musical Theatre Album

Amelie
American Utopia
Jagged Little Pill
Little Shop Of Horrors
Soft Power
Prince Of Egypt
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2020/1 Grammy Nominees#4
Posted: 11/24/20 at 12:33pm
Amelie!!! It’s so good!!!
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2020/1 Grammy Nominees#5
Posted: 11/24/20 at 1:13pm
Full list of nominees:

AMÉLIE
Audrey Brisson, Chris Jared, Caolan McCarthy & Jez Unwin, principal soloists; Michael Fentiman, Sean Patrick Flahaven, Barnaby Race & Nathan Tysen, producers; Nathan Tysen, lyricist; Daniel Messe, composer & lyricist (Original London Cast)

AMERICAN UTOPIA ON BROADWAY
David Byrne, principal soloist; David Byrne, producer (David Byrne, composer & lyricist) (Original Cast)

JAGGED LITTLE PILL
Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Lauren Patten & Elizabeth Stanley, principal soloists; Neal Avron, Pete Ganbarg, Tom Kitt, Michael Parker, Craig Rosen & Vivek J. Tiwary, producers (Glen Ballard & Alanis Morissette, lyricists) (Original Broadway Cast)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Tammy Blanchard, Jonathan Groff & Tom Alan Robbins, principal soloists; Will Van Dyke, Michael Mayer, Alan Menken & Frank Wolf, producers (Alan Menken, composer; Howard Ashman, lyricist) (The New Off-Broadway Cast)

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
Christine Allado, Luke Brady, Alexia Khadime & Liam Tamne, principal soloists; Dominick Amendum & Stephen Schwartz, producers; Stephen Schwartz, composer & lyricist (Original Cast)

SOFT POWER
Francis Jue, Austin Ku, Alyse Alan Louis & Conrad Ricamora, principal soloists; Matt Stine, producer; David Henry Hwang, lyricist; Jeanine Tesori, composer & lyricist (Original Cast)

I’m shocked to find A Strange Loop missing. Also, six nominees means there must have been a tie for fifth.
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2020/1 Grammy Nominees#6
Posted: 11/24/20 at 1:16pm

I'm surprised Christian Borle wasn't included as a principal soloist for Little Shop.  I'm pleasantly surprised by this category - in a year without a lot of theatre, it's easy to forget how incredible the Broadway and Off-Broadway landscape was in late 2019 and even in the first few months of 2020.

"It's you." "It's me. Orpheus." "Eurydice..." *crying*
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2020/1 Grammy Nominees#7
Posted: 11/24/20 at 1:26pm
I’m very happy to see Soft Power on the list. I was afraid it wouldn’t get into a field with bigger names available to check off. Even if you thought the show was odd, the score as preserved here is really lovely.
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2020/1 Grammy Nominees#8
Posted: 11/24/20 at 1:39pm

MollyJeanneMusic said: "I'm surprised Christian Borle wasn't included as a principal soloist for Little Shop.”

So am I. Why wouldn’t he be included?

 

ScottyDoesn'tKnow2
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2020/1 Grammy Nominees#9
Posted: 11/24/20 at 2:02pm
I take it that the West End version of Amelie is vastly superior to the Broadway production.
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2020/1 Grammy Nominees#10
Posted: 11/24/20 at 2:16pm
It seems with the composer and lyricist nominated, Amélie is 51% new material according to the Grammy powers-that-be.
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2020/1 Grammy Nominees#11
Posted: 11/24/20 at 2:34pm
I haven’t listened to all of Amelie, but from what I’ve heard, the London version is almost unrecognizable from the Broadway version, and mostly for the better.
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2020/1 Grammy Nominees#12
Posted: 11/24/20 at 2:39pm

The real question is do Grammy insiders Jagged Little Pill and American Utopia cancel each other out and make way for a surprise. If not I would expect David Byrne to take this. 

Updated On: 11/24/20 at 02:39 PM
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2020/1 Grammy Nominees#13
Posted: 11/24/20 at 3:04pm
I expect this to be between American Utopia (bolstered by the well-received HBO Max filmed version) and Jagged Little Pill (a former Album of the Year winner). It would be exciting to see the other albums be competitive though.
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2020/1 Grammy Nominees#14
Posted: 11/24/20 at 3:20pm

ScottyDoesn'tKnow2 said: "I take it that the West End version of Amelie is vastly superior to the Broadway production."

Like night and day.