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@AIMenken - 6/9/17 01:40pm Hey GALAVANT fans, the Complete Collection CD is out and it's "Not the Worst Thing Ever"! It's "As Good As It Gets"! https://


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Alan Menken News

Date of Birth: July 22, 1949 (68)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Comes to Gateway PlayhouseLITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Comes to Gateway Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Feed the need for musical comedy as The Gateway presents its production of Little Shop of Horrors, the hit musical from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, creative geniuses behind Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. A clever satire, bursting with dynamic dance numbers and Motown and doo-wop songs, like "Suddenly Seymour," "Skid Row" (Downtown), "Dentist," and of course, the title song, Little Shop of Horrors is one of the most popular shows in the world. Charming and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, this show never fails to entertain! Previews on Wed, Aug 23 and Thurs, Aug 24 start at $39. All other tickets start at $59. Contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133 or visit the website at https://TheGateway.org. (more...)

Announcing Way Off Broadway's 2018 Mainstage SeasonAnnouncing Way Off Broadway's 2018 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

2018 will mark a year of change for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, which has become known for not only its presentations of classic musicals but its area and regional premiere's of hit Broadway shows as well.               (more...)

ALADDIN Stars to Perform at Broadway At W Chicago - City Center This WeekALADDIN Stars to Perform at Broadway At W Chicago - City Center This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Cast members from the touring Broadway musical Aladdin will make their Broadway at W Chicago - City Center debut this coming Thursday, August 24th at 10:30 pm. (more...)

Town Hall Theatre Kicks Off Season with Musical Fairytale THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALETown Hall Theatre Kicks Off Season with Musical Fairytale THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Town Hall Theatre "Generations" Season 2017-2018 kicks off this fall with THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE -A Musical Fairy Tale, with book, music and lyrics by award-winning Bay Area playwright Min Kahng. Based upon the Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale, THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE is an enchanting, pop musical romp for the whole family that reminds us that true beauty and worth is always found within. (more...)

Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions Present a New Expanded Production of Disney's ALADDIN - Dual Language EditionCouncilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions Present a New Expanded Production of Disney's ALADDIN - Dual Language Edition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The critically acclaimed smash hit musical, Disney's Aladdin, Dual Language Edition/Edicion De Lenguaje Dual will be presented by Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE KING AND I to Arrive at Smith Center This FallTHE LITTLE MERMAID and THE KING AND I to Arrive at Smith Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

This fall, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts welcomes two Broadway favorites to Las Vegas with the arrival of a magical underwater adventure in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning masterpiece, THE KING AND I. (more...)

Broadway's Adam Jacobs to Ride Magic Carpet to the Orpheum in ALADDINBroadway's Adam Jacobs to Ride Magic Carpet to the Orpheum in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Casting has been announced for the Minnesota premiere of Disney's ALADDIN which launches the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season for a limited four week engagement Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Oct. 8 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 18Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 18
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

MISS SAIGON's Eva Noblezada Signs on for SHOW/SWAP at The Green Room 42MISS SAIGON's Eva Noblezada Signs on for SHOW/SWAP at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Eva Noblezada, Carol Angeli, Emily Bautista, Steel Burkhardt, Billy Bustamante, Graham Scott Flemming, Gaby Gamache, Dan Horn, Lina Lee, Dorcas Leung, Paul Miller, Robert ?P?endilla, Ariel Reid, Liana St. Ana, Kimmy Truong, Travis Ward-Osborne and Paige Williams have been added to the cast of the special evening SHOW/SWAP. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill PlayhouseMichael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Way Off Broadway will Rock the Pews with SISTER ACTWay Off Broadway will Rock the Pews with SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will welcome the "Sunday Morning Fever" this fall when its production of the Heavenly musical comedy Sister Act takes to the stage beginning September 8th. (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus SeasonSISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

New Season Announced at The Growing StageNew Season Announced at The Growing Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Growing Stage - The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey is proud to present its 2017 - 2018 Main Stage Season: (more...)

Anatomy of a Showtune: Exploring the Magic of 'Friend Like Me' from Disney's ALADDINAnatomy of a Showtune: Exploring the Magic of 'Friend Like Me' from Disney's ALADDIN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 12, 2017

When Disney's Aladdin hit theaters in summer of 1992, the tale transported audiences to a whole new world of wonder, love, and adventure through the fictional streets of Agrabah. Following the titular street rat, Aladdin, from bread thief to Prince Ali, audiences were instantly captivated by the story, the characters, and most notably, the songs. (more...)

The Coterie Creates Theatre Announces Experiences for All Ages in Upcoming 2017/2018 SeasonThe Coterie Creates Theatre Announces Experiences for All Ages in Upcoming 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Nationally-recognized Coterie Theatre's 2017/2018 season of plays selected by Producing Artistic Director Jeff Church aims to deliver engagement for family members of any age. One of the national leaders in producing theatre for youth and family audiences, The Coterie also enriches curriculum for schools looking for excellence in arts education. This coming season, The Coterie will have several productions where young theatre-goers will interact and participate during the performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: NEWSIES Lyricist Jack Feldman Stops by The MunyPhoto Flash: NEWSIES Lyricist Jack Feldman Stops by The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

NEWSIES lyricist Jack Feldman visited The Muny's production of the hit musical on Wednesday and took a moment to snap a photo with the cast - check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Do They Got Us? No! Watch 'The World Will Know' from NEWSIES at The MunyVIDEO: Do They Got Us? No! Watch 'The World Will Know' from NEWSIES at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Watch the company of NEWSIES at The Muny get serious in 'The World Will Know' below! (more...)

REMEMBER WHEN ROCK WAS YOUNG: THE ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE Returns From National Tour To Perform For Atlanta AudiencesREMEMBER WHEN ROCK WAS YOUNG: THE ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE Returns From National Tour To Perform For Atlanta Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Atlanta-based, nationally acclaimed Elton John tribute artist Craig A Meyer, returns home to Atlanta for a one-night only concert. (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY Closes with Spirited and Charming NEWSIES!BWW Review: The MUNY Closes with Spirited and Charming NEWSIES!
by Chris Gibson - Aug 11, 2017

The original film version of NEWSIES wasn't exactly a blockbuster when it was released in 1992, but it developed a substantial cult following, especially as kids and adults alike discovered its many charms on cable and DVD. Actually, the fact that it wasn't a huge hit initially is why it seems like such a great, and logical, choice to rework for Broadway, where its transformation resulted in Tony Awards for best score (music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman) and choreography back in 2012. Perhaps this is proof that the material might have been better served as a stage production from the start. As The MUNY's current, and final, presentation of the season it packs an entertaining wallop that brings the season to a close on a delightfully high note. Audiences certainly will find plenty to enjoy, and I cannot recommend this show highly enough! (more...)

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