Last night, Pasek & Paul charmed us at the newly-opened Feinstein’s at the Nikko, a lovely cabaret space at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. Apparently, since their old home in New York City is being renovated, Feinstein’s decided to make its home in San Francisco bringing some of Broadway to the West Coast. Last night, Pasek […]Read more "Pasek & Paul @ Feinstein’s at Nikko, 7/19"
I haven’t posted in quite some time… And my posts might change a little in the future – a little less formal with less reviews, and with more commentary on the theatre scene in general. (I’ll explain in a different post.) But first… KING KONG, the musical. I’m obsessed with their new tracks — completely […]Read more "Obsessed with KING KONG, the musical’s new songs"
The Nightingale July 10 – August 5 Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater Music by Duncan Sheik Choreography by Dan Knechtges Directed by Moisés Kaufman A compelling contemporary musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, The Nightingale tells the story of a young emperor in ancient China, whose luxurious but constricted life inside the […]Read more "Listen to Duncan Sheik’s “The Nightingale” @ La Jolla Playhouse"
The three songs available for last night’s episode of “Smash,” entitled “Let’s Be Bad,” include: “Let’s Be Bad” – written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; performed by Megan Hilty. “It’s a Man’s Man’s World” – written by James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome; performed by Katharine McPhee. “A Song for You” – written by […]Read more "Listening to: SMASH – “Let’s Be Bad”, Season 1 – Episode 5"
“The Cost of Art” – Karen (Katharine McPhee) must learn to advance in the high-stakes world of Broadway, as Derek (Jack Davenport) hosts a party for hot young star Lyle (guest star Nick Jonas). Eileen (Anjelica Huston) tries a sly new strategy for raising funds, while Tom (Christian Borle) goes on a first date. Debra […]Read more "Listening to: SMASH – “The Cost of Art”, Season 1 – Episode 4"
If you haven’t already been hooked to the new TV show, “Smash”, then you better jump on board. Check out the music from this week’s episode, “Enter Mr. DiMaggio”. “Grenade” (featuring the cast of SMASH and Will Chase): “Redneck Woman” (featuring the cast of SMASH and Katherine McPhee): “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” (featuring the cast […]Read more "Listening to: SMASH – “Enter Mr. DiMaggio”, Season 1 – Episode 3"
Here it is! The Original Broadway Cast recording of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Cyndi Lauper and Tina Turner, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical: Original Broadway Cast Recording is a veritable history of dance music that tells the story of a trio of friends on a heart-warming, uplifting adventure who hop aboard a battered […]Read more "Listening to: “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” – Original Broadway Cast Recording"