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DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES On Broadway - News & Discussion Thread  Mar 28 2024, 03:49:52 PM

CD release on May 17th, per Nonesuch Records's Bandcamp.


THE SHINING opera will receive a cast recording  Mar 8 2024, 08:03:18 PM

An orchestral suite also dropped recently, apparently.


HERE WE ARE heads to the recording studio  Feb 29 2024, 05:09:45 PM

KevinKlawitter said: "Preview of "Bishop's Song" included in NYT Cast Album Roundup

Unfortunately I can't listen because it's behind a paywall.
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Boo-yeah.


DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES - Opening Night Critics' Reviews  Feb 28 2024, 04:39:02 PM

Chicago Tribune: Column: ‘Days of Wine and Roses’ composer Adam Guettel had the challenge of putting addiction to music

Includes an aside about Guettel's aborted Princess Bride musical:
 

 
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Q: Years ago, after your Tony Award-winning success with “The Light in the Piazza,” you wrote several songs for a musical based on “The Princess Bride,” is that right? That sounds like the sort of simplicity challenge you’re talking about.

A: Ten songs, actually. Right. They’re propulsive, melodic — it’s up to the audience to say if they’re catchy.

Q: You and the “Princess Bride” author and screenwriter William Goldman came to an impasse on the project?

A: He wouldn’t sign a traditional collaboration agreement and insisted on a different kind of deal, which I felt I couldn’t do, not just for monetary reasons but for the example it would set for future collaborations. So. The project fell apart at that point. But the songs are mine, and we’ll see.

 


Anything Goes  Feb 18 2024, 02:25:53 PM

darquegk said: "Those have been in the licensed production since summer 2022. I was in a production that specifically recruited two Asian men, only to discover that they didn't have roles for them other than Sailor/Ensemble when the new scripts came in.

The one-liners the kids Spit and Dippy now get are BAD. But at least they're not both bad and racist!
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All these changes, and yet "The Gypsy In Me" remains in place.


Anything Goes  Feb 18 2024, 12:33:02 PM

MrsSallyAdams said: "I saw Porchlight Theatre's production ofAnything Goesin Chicago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Meghan Murphy's Reno brought back the vaudeville vulgarity that I've missedfrom others in the role.

I was pleased by the book rewrites which replace the caricatured Chinese missionaries with two bratty kids and disguise Reno as a Hollywood actress rather than a Chinese maiden. These revisions are cited on the Tams Whitmark website but don't appear to have been used in the Sutton Foster production. Does anyone know when they were first introduced?

Anything Goes (2022 Revision) | Concord Theatricals
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Press materials suggest this is the first production to incorporate these revisions.


Costello-Ruhl’s A FACE IN THE CROWD musical and more set for Young Vic’s season  Feb 8 2024, 06:13:25 PM

Here's Patrick Wilson joining Costello on the title song.


Ruhl and Bareilles writing a musical adaptation of The Interestings  Feb 8 2024, 03:17:29 PM

Hey, Zelda! said: "ColorTheHours048 said: "...is this Sarah Ruhl’s first book for a musical? I’ve always found her plays intriguing - if not always successful - but usually a little shaggy, so it’ll be interesting to see her adapt a preexisting work that isn’t, y’know, a Greek myth."

She was working with Elvis Costello on a musical version of A Face in the Crowd, but who knows the status on that one.
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We have a status: opening at the Young Vic in London this fall.

 


Billie Eilish wants to write a musical  Feb 7 2024, 06:31:52 PM

Eilish write a musical? Hell yeah.

Fast track to Broadway, though? Why not Hadestown it? That is, she finds a story she can feel comfortable with working on for a few years, put together a DIY thing, try on the musicals-writer hat and sees if she likes it.


Ruhl and Bareilles writing a musical adaptation of The Interestings  Feb 2 2024, 10:41:40 AM

Alex Kulak2 said: "Hey, Zelda! said: "ColorTheHours048 said: "[Ruhl] also wrote book an lyrics for a musical based on her play Melancholy Play, with music by Todd Almond, but I've never heard anything from it."

I'd actually forgotten about that one--thanks for jogging my memory!

Laura Benanti and Todd Almond singing a selection from Melancholy Play

 


Ruhl and Bareilles writing a musical adaptation of The Interestings  Feb 2 2024, 09:46:10 AM

ColorTheHours048 said: "...is this Sarah Ruhl’s first book for a musical? I’ve always found her plays intriguing - if not always successful - but usually a little shaggy, so it’ll be interesting to see her adapt a preexisting work that isn’t, y’know, a Greek myth."

She was working with Elvis Costello on a musical version of A Face in the Crowd, but who knows the status on that one.


Disney will launch North American tour of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in 2025, Broadway stop next?  Jan 25 2024, 10:51:17 AM

Hot off the press:

‘Beauty and the Beast’ musical will launch new tour in Chicago [in July 2025; Minneapolis to follow]


DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES Previews  Jan 24 2024, 07:02:57 PM

kdogg36 said: "Matt Rogers said: "Tony voters live pretentious atonal stuff like this."

The wordatonalhas a precise meaning in music, and no song inThe Days of Wine and Rosesis atonal, as far as I am aware.
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"Arioso", perhaps?


DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES musical limited Broadway engagement beginning in January  Dec 31 2023, 12:16:26 PM

jimmycurry01 said: "I recently saw the original version with Piper Laurie. Nothing about that screamed "make this into a musical!" I am still curious about this, though. It just seems like such an odd choice."

Guettel has been candid about his issues with addiction, so, at the very least, something in Days resonated with him strongly enough to keep it alive for nearly twenty years.


BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical - Pre-Broadway Chi  Dec 21 2023, 02:22:12 PM

More thoughts on BOOP! from the Chicago Tribune, this time from film critic Michael Phillips. Includes a few thoughts on the character's origins and an interview with Mark Fleischer, the grandson of Max and probable muscle behind the musical.

 


DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES releases original cast album on 12/15  Dec 18 2023, 10:04:32 AM

Physical release in January, per Guettel's website.


People Who Won Tonys for the Wrong Projects  Dec 12 2023, 09:17:41 PM

Jule Styne for Hallelujah, Baby?


'Boy Falls From Sky': A(n unproduced) film based on the making of 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark'  Dec 11 2023, 05:53:27 PM

Its existence revealed at large in this year's Black List roundup, a list of favorite unproduced Hollywood screenplays.


Aaron Tveit, Sutton Foster will next star in ‘Sweeney Todd’  Dec 5 2023, 08:26:01 PM

Kad said: "Regardless of the circumstances, he is a Tony winner."


HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Broadway Previews  Nov 13 2023, 09:58:56 PM

Out of curiosity, are there any other Broadway musicals that have been produced with "in memoriam" credits?


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