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London’s West End was once the home of new British musicals, and thanks to business driven individuals such as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh these iconic shows were exported around the world at an alarming rate. The 1980s saw a boom for original musicals in the West End, and as society was enjoying the […]

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Many (but not all) musicals are adaptations. Songwriting teams have found inspiration in plays, novels, film, television, comic strips and even paintings (obligatory Sondheim reference #1). The challenge that these teams face is to create original material around the existing material. It’s a necessary challenge, because those other forms don’t tell stories with song. Even […]

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Bits and Pieces

Let me take a moment to say how excited I am for the return of the musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 this season, this time pitching their tent closer to Times Square in the empty lot by 45th and 8th Ave. The thing about this show I find incredibly thoughtful is that it […]

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