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Discussion in 'Music' started by Mike Frezon, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Jake Lipson

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    Thanks for sharing, Jason. That sounds wonderful.

    Also: a bit more from Hercules in Central Park. This is Jelani Alladdin singing the opening verse of Go the Distance:



    And a featurette with Alan Menken about this production, including bits of him singing new songs:

     
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    Yeah, I was pretty stoked. I know I mentioned on Insta and Facebook I made a complete dork of myself with Paige. It was like I forgot how to speak for 90 seconds.

    There were a lot of music "names" at the Emporium booth for signings if you bought a CD or album. Auli'i was the one I wanted the most.

    I skipped even trying to get into the last panel of the weekend, and I'm half kicking myself. It was the anniversary panel for Tarzan and Matthew Morrison was apparently singing.
     
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    Broadway alum Krysta Rodriguez, who played Meg in the recent stage version of Hercules, is doing a solo show at New York's nightclub Finestein's/54 Below tonight. Their Facebook page streamed video of her singing I Won't Say I'm In Love to open her show. It's embedded into Facebook, not YouTube, so I don't think I can post it here, but if you go to their Facebook page you should be able to find it. It's great.

    Also, here's a video interview she did last week with Broadway.com about Hercules:

     
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    Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle (who sang the pop single of A Whole New World for the film's end credits 27 years ago) reunited onstage after a performance of Aladdin on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre to sing the song again:



    They also did an interview about the song on Good Morning America:

     
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    Below is video of Krysta Rodreguez (Meg) and Jalani Alladdin (Hercules) from the recent stage version of Hercules performing one of the show's new songs, "Forget About It," at her cabaret show the week after Hercules closed. This is pretty clearly set during the scene when Hercules and Meg first meet.

     
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    Back on September 10, I posted about a Facebook video of Krysta Rodreguez, who played Meg in the stage version of Hercules, singing I Won't Say I'm in Love at her solo concert, but I couldn't actually share the video because it was embedded into Facebook. That video has now made its way to YouTube, so I can post it in here now. Here it is:

     
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    Patti Murin (Anna) and Cassie Levy (Elsa), who have been playing their roles in the Frozen musical since the Denver tryout in 2017, have set their joint departure from the Broadway production. Their final performance will be February 16, 2020. Replacement casting has not yet been announced.

    http://www.playbill.com/article/caissie-levy-and-patti-murin-set-final-performance-date-in-broadways-frozen/

    In other news, the cast of the national tour of Frozen started rehearsals yesterday and there are photos here: https://www.broadway.com/buzz/197008/hot-shot-the-cast-of-disneys-frozen-tour-preps-to-take-the-magical-musical-on-the-road/. Caroline Bowman (Elsa) and Austin Colby (Hans) are married in real life.

    Also, Broadway.com has a Character Study behind-the-scenes video with Adrianne Walker, Broadway's current Nala.

    https://www.broadway.com/videos/159575/see-the-lion-kings-adrienne-walker-become-the-fearless-nala/
     
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    Broadway.com has another Character Study video, this time with Jonathan Freeman, who of course has played Jafar since the original Aladdin film and continues to do so on Broadway.

     
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    Another episode of Character Study from Broadway.com, this time with Patti Murin, who currently plays Anna in Frozen on Broadway.

     
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    Alan Menken spoke with Paul Wontorek from Broadway.com. Although the topic is primarily Little Shop of Horrors, which is back in New York in a new off-Broadway revival, there's of course some discussion by Disney.



    And they also have a new Character Study video with Bradley Gibson, who currently plays adult Simba in The Lion King.

     
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    If anyone's interested in any special items from the Disney Music Emporium, code D23DME gets 23% off through November 24.
     
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