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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Bernadette Peters wrote a children's Book called Broadway Barks.
The publisher's notes for "Broadway Barks" read, "In a park in New York City lives a lonely little dog. He remembers when he used to get taken for walks, fed dinner every night, and told he was a good dog. Now, he's all alone and must fend for himself. But everything changes one day when he sees a lady reading in the park and decides to follow her-all the way to a place where he might become a star!" - broadwayworld.com
It sounds like a good book and I love the fact that there is now a stuffed animal version of "Kramer" the dog from the story.
Oh Bernie. Are we trying to stay on Easy Street 'cuz you're not on another street right now?
So, as many of you dishers know the music of Scott Alan from Miss Shoshana Bean's version of "Home" or Eden's "I'm A Star" or Natalie Weiss singing anything on Youtube. WELL, He is releasing a NEW CD called Keys: The Music of Scott Alan.
Ok, so Scott has been one of my favorite new musical theatre composers since I found out who Sutton Foster was. He is really creating new/classic musical theatre songs for a generation that doesn't just want to "become a Man" or are just "Totally Fucked." He is writing for the 20 somethings, you know the ones who have been through real life experience/love/woe/heartache . . . AKA "THE MILL"
Well, I just listened to the sound clips from Keys and if you like Musical Theatre/ Riffing/Sutton/Belting/Mix-Belting/Getting it Done/Pure Mixers/Songs you can remember/ Songs that move you/Songs that are sung by the BEST SINGERS IN THE BUSINESS, then you should probs buy this CD.
Listen to the songs below or just go to SCOTT ALAN'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE
It's Good to See You Again - Marcus Paul James
West - Julia Murney
Blessing - Tituss Burgess & Jenn Colella
And There It Is - Lisa Brescia
The Dress - Randy Graff
This Time - Heidi Blickenstaff
Behind These Walls - Kerry Ellis
How Did I End Up Here? - Norm Lewis
His Name - Kate Wetherhead
The Dance - Megan Hilty
Again - Hadley Fraser
The Distance You Have Come - Natalie Weiss
featuring The Monday Nights, New Voices Choir
Always - Sutton Foster
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Patti Lupone did a canon ball after a quick eight ball in the bathroom at Splash on Monday nightto promote herself and her new CD Patti LuPone Live at Les Mouches. Good ol' Pat!
just how i like her - BOOZED UP AND FULL VOICE!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
So, as you know Nine to Five the MOVIE has been turned into a Broadway MUSICAL. And that it is coming to the Marquis Theatre for previews on March 24, 2009, and officially opening on April 23, 2009! Just in time for the Tony nominations.
How Very Millie of you, Dolly!
I think that this show is going to be genius! One of the songs is called "Backwoods Barbie." (which is also what Dolly's latest album is titled)
"[It's] one of the songs [for] Doralee, the character I played in the movie," she said. "…It kinda tells my story about always wantin' to be pretty and modeling my look after Barbie and the Frederick's of Hollywood catalog. It's about 'don't mistake all this phony look….I might look artificial, but where it counts, I'm real.' It's that type of a song." said Mrs. Parton - playbill.com
Oh Dolly, you are such an inspiration!
All I want on the cast album is an "acoustic" version of 'Nine to Five' sung by Dolly and the cast with only Dolly playing her nails. That would be too much fun.
Just watch this montage below of some of the show.
It will tell you all about this genius/campy/dishy/fierce/perfect ABC TV Speical featuring LIZA MINNELLI!!!
Liza Minnelli in Sam Found Out: A Triple Play
Just watch all of these they are all equally as good. Part one Liza plays a Hooker, Part Two she plays a Tap Teacher, and the Third stands alone, it is a GEM. period.
Written by Lanford Wilson
Written by Terrance McNally and Wendy Wasserstein
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb