Tuesday, June 16, 2015

BUT DOES IT FEATURE "KING TUT?"  Bright Star, a new musical from Steve Martin (book and music) and Edie Brickell (music and lyrics), will premiere in DC this fall before a Broadway transfer in the Spring.  Other musicals competing to lose a bunch of Tony Awards to Hamilton this time next year include School of Rock (featuring new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber) and George Takei in a musical about Japanese internment in World War II.


  1. Joseph Finn11:43 AM

    "School of Rock (featuring new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber"

    Why does the universe hate me?

    But seriously, that's a pretty damn interesting list of new productions.

  2. Nothing personal, the universe hates everyone.

  3. Here's one of the new Lloyd Webber songs ("Stick It To The Man"), performed by the cast at a recent concert preview: http://pix11.com/2015/06/11/broadway-first-look-alex-brightman-and-cast-perform-stick-it-to-the-man-from-school-of-rock-musical/

    Less bad than I might have feared. And they did keep the finale song from the movie: http://pix11.com/2015/06/11/broadway-first-look-alex-brightman-and-cast-perform-teachers-pet-from-school-of-rock-musical/

  4. If it hasn't been noted elsewhere on this blog, this is the second project of the Martin-Brickell pairing, the first of which is a decent album of bluegrassy folk tunes called "Love Has Come For You." I recommend it if only because it sounds as though Brickell had been frozen in carbonite in the '90s and thawed specifically for this album.

  5. Adam B.5:39 PM

    A finale which, dramatically speaking, should not have included Jack Black. The kids should perform without his help (maybe: they've prepared for him to be there, but he gets hurt backstage?), then you bring out the teacher for the encore.