Tag Archives: Alan Menken

2013 Grammy Nominations

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences kicked off the nomination announcements for its 55th annual Grammy Awards yesterday during a concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville hosted by Taylor Swift and LL Cool J. The roster of works … Continue reading

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Tony Awards Recap

The revival of Follies wasn’t as loved as I had expected, perhaps just a case of out of sight out of mind, but the remainder of awards was delivered as I had predicted. The original Once was the big winner … Continue reading

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2012 Awards Update #4

On Sunday, Brooke Shields and Brian d’Arcy James hosted the 57th annual Drama Desk Awards at New York’s Town Hall. Presenters included Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Bernadette Peters, Doug Wright, Rick Elice, Maury Yeston, William Finn, Roger Rees, Alex … Continue reading

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2012 Awards Update #3

This week three more sets of award winners were named for work in the 2011/12 New York theater season. The first were the 78th annual Drama League Awards, handed out this weekend in a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Times … Continue reading

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Newsies: Album Reviews

Recorded March 4-5 at MSR Studios in New York, the original Broadway cast album of Newsies was released this week and has received generally positive reviews. The creative team includes Harvey Fiersetin (book), Jack Feldman (lyrics), Alan Menken (music), Kurt … Continue reading

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Broadway Trifecta

When Leap of Faith opened on April 26, composer Alan Menken joined the select group of writers that have had three original musicals running simultaneously on the Great White Way. Menken’s other two current shows are Newsies and Sister Act. … Continue reading

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