Composers you want to hear more from . . .

Julian2
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Who are some composers you want to see write more hits (or just shows) and be able to make into the pantheon of remembered theatre writers of our day?
This can also include composers that have written for stage but aren't really considered theatre composers (for example, the Sherman brothers, Alan Menken), or writers with a few hits but pluaged with problems picking the best edition of their shows (i.e. Wildhorn) and they're legacy is suffering for it.
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Updated On: 2/4/07 at 12:23 AM
Fenchurch
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Guettel, Guettel, Guettel.

In my opinion, he's one of the only people writing meaningful music in the theater today.

I'd also like to hear more from Bock and Harnick, if they ever decide to work together again.

And Maury Yeston also writes incredible music and I wish he would do more.

I'd also like to hear contemporary opera composers try their hands at musical theater.

People like Jake Heggie, Christian McCleer, Mark Adamo (who has written some fun songs, including a great piece called Thoroughly Postmodern Millie (Twelve tone Rose))

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Ricky Ian Gordon
Jeanine Tesori
"Picture "The View," with the wisecracking, sympathetic sweethearts of that ABC television show replaced by a panel of embittered, suffering or enraged Arab women" -the Times review of Black Eyed
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Jerry Herman (already a famous theater composer...but i would like him to write more shows)
Updated On: 2/4/07 at 12:34 AM
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Ourtime992
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Guettel.

I'm not worried about my other favorites -- they seem to keep the shows coming. But my man Adam takes so long...
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This is a question I can't give an answer to.

I love the works of Sondheim, Herman, Ahrens & Flaherty, Kander (and the missed Ebb), Jason Robert Brown, etc. However, I wouldn't want to force them to work! Sure, I'd LIKE to hear more from them, but only if they have a passion to tell another story.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
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Maury Yeston
Jim Steinman
&OneForMahler
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There are so many, but the first ones that come to my mind are...
Scott Alan.
Jason Robert Brown.
Adam Guettel.
Maury Yeston.
<--- me & Erin Davie =) omigod, omigod you guys...
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Well, no **** CapnHook. I don't think anyone was saying that.
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CapnHook
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Someone is up past their bedtime.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
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Guettel is terrible...how could you request him....Flaherty and Ahrens...but something modern day...Kander and Ebb...Menken is good...Sondheim...Krieger!!!!!...Maltby
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Kreiger is composing THE PINK FLAMINGO which is workshopping this spring.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
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Marvin Hamlisch, please
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neddyfrank2
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Jerry Herman
Scott Alan
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
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Agree a million times over with Guettel. Can't wait for Princess Bride!
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i've missed that one - princess bride with guettel? absolute bloody genius! can't wait!

for me JRB, sondheim, guettel, Lippa, flaherty and ahrens, hamlisch, hollman and kotis (urinetown), marc shaiman, duncan sheik, alan menken (but in some lighter moments, he can get a bit saccharine when not in a fun vein).

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Liverpool
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Larry O'Keefe, Tom Kitt.
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I'd like to see Mel Brooks take on a new, original project instead of musicalizing his old movies.
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Debra Abramson, Jeff Blumenkrantz and Steve Marzullo are best known for 'stand alone' songs, but all three are wildly talented and should be writing stage musicals.

Scott Frankel: Can't wait to hear what follows GREY GARDENS.

Debra Barsha: RADIANT BABY is a great score and underrated show. She's gotta do more!

Steve Lutvak: His workshopping KIND HEARTS & CORONETS is terrific.
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Updated On: 2/4/07 at 09:19 AM
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I would like to hear more from Adam Guettel and Andrew Lippa.
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pianodude
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I would love to see John Bucchino write for musical theatre. His "Grateful..." work and "It's Only Life" revue are some great writing.
Dutton7
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Adam Guettel, Jason Robert Brown, and Michael John LaChiusa
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DEFINITELY Steven Lutvak, Pete Mills, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk.
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David Yazbeck
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shesamarshmallow
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Guettel & Frankel.
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