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Can we stand one more SHOWSTOPPERS???

Last one…I promise, but there was so much in this great book Showstoppers!: The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadways Most Memorable Songs by Gerald Nachman, I just had to share a few more of his stories. Irving Berlin (ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, CALL ME MADAM, LOUISIANA PURCHASE) wrote 451 hit songs, 82 of those songs

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More Showstoppers!!!

In my last blog I wrote about this great book I am reading, Showstoppers!: The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadways Most Memorable Songs by Gerald Nachman.  I found myself devouring this book to the point that I finished it in just a couple of days.  But, as promised, here are some more fun stories that

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What are “Showstoppers?”

I am reading the wonderful book Showstoppers!: The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway’s Most Memorable Songs by Gerald Nachman.  It seems every few pages I am finding myself saying, “Hmmm, I never knew that!”  So, I thought I would share with you some of his information. First – GYPSY.  This musical is a gangbuster musical

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The world and the “I want”…

Over a year ago, 57th NATIONAL MATHLETE SUM-IT (formerly NUMBERS NERDS and now available for licensing through Theatrical Rights Worldwide) was accepted to the Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU) workshop in New York.  TRU is a great organization that helps develop and create new musicals.  It offers workshops throughout the year to help with various elements

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Stories in Musicals!

Creating and developing a new musical is magical and exciting.  It is also painfully difficult.  The great musicals (HAMILTON, HELLO DOLLY, OKLAHOMA!) all took a great deal of time and work.  And even then they are also not perfect. (When I heard Lin Manuel Miranda say that there were a bunch of things that he

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Villains in Musicals!

What do an octopus, a mad nuclear scientist and a man-eating plant have in common?  They are all great villains in musical theatre. As we are working on our Christmas show, we are looking to create a villain for our story.  I love villains in the theatre.   The more colorful, meaner and more angry they

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