i pulled it from a maiden in a tower
"Barrett Wilbur Reed" ??? - from your post of heathers.
Anonymous

oh, i thought i caught and changed that typo.  i must have done it more than once.  but i think my version is an improvement

Heathers World Premiere Cast Recording - Dead Girl Walking
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i’m hot and pissed and on the pill

Dear Girl Walking" from Heathers the musical (World Premier Cast Recording, 2014)

music/lyric Laurence O’Keefe, Kevin Murphy

performance Barrett Wilbert Weed

I may be late to the party, but I am really enjoying the Heathers cast recording. It’s great driving music and this is a particularly satisfying blast-and-belt. And I am HERE for Barrett Wilbert Weed’s voice, though I can’t imagine a better showcase coming down the pike than was provided here.

mauryyeston:

At the Grand Hotel” - Chip Zien

(Grand Hotel, Broadway 1991)

Yasssss

ink-piss:

Shut the fuck up, Ryan Murphy.

AHS: I Can’t Believe I Let Bill Condon Get The Rights to Side Show

Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron - Raincoat of Love (Joel Perez)
96 plays

Raincoat of Love" from Fun Home (Original Off-Broadway Cast, 2013)

music Jeanine Tesori lyric Lisa Kron

performance Joel Perez and company

This has been my wak-up ringtone for the past couple of months (much to the dismay of my newly cohabitating bf, whose response whenever it goes off could best be described as “sheer terror”. But I absolutely love it, especially the vocal arrangements. 

mary-testa:

Patti LaBelle sings the alphabet as you’ve never heard it before.

This is the best thing to happen to Sesame Street since Audra McDonald was a singing chicken

comediesmusicales:

comediesmusicales:

The Paris production of the Parapluies de Cherbourg is currently being livestreamed ! Clink on the link to watch.

If you missed the livestream, don’t worry, the video is available on the site until the 13th of march 2015.

i want to see a revival of the stage version translated by Sheldon Harnick

phoebe-dysquith:

finishing-the-hat:

ilikebroadwaythings:

chandraleeschwartz:

officialheatherchandler:

gabeebert:

extraordinaryfearlessness:

ilikebroadwaythings:

petite-sorciere:

This hurts because bridges

jrb throwing shade is always the best

Look, this pisses me off. Just because your show was great and underappreciated doesn’t mean that you have to throw shade at shows that reach wider audiences and are successful. I will never understand why the Broadway fandom and people in Broadway get so mad at popular shows for being popular.

I don’t think this is so much being mad at people for liking popular shows as it is being upset that good shows go unrecognized because a lot of people don’t like stepping out of their comfort zones. All those songs/shows are amazing and deserve to be seen. But others shows do too.

I hate to say it but to me it sounds like some bitter-ass-hoe shit from JRB. like sorry that some people can’t/won’t/don’t step out of their comfort zones but what are you gonna do, hold a gun to a tourists’ head and point them to whatever deep emotional show you have off-off-off broadway rn? love you but you don’t even have anything on broadway right now pls just wait for your L5Y movie to come out and chill with ya 20$ from Bridges until then

Jason Robert Brown is a human being. He is allowed to be disappointed with how his shows have done on Broadway. He’s not just talking about his shows, but original theatre in general. If we are just talking about this season and not Bridges, we can list First Date and Big Fish right off the bat. I’m sure there’s one or two I’m forgetting.
Isn’t the holding a gun thing a bit melodramatic? The guy is disappointed and has a right to be. And he’s right about audiences. That doesn’t give you a right to insult him and demean him? Also since when is Broadway just about money. He had written something from his soul and it was overlooked. That hurts any artist.

Yes, there’s the personal aspect because JRB obviously has Bridges (as well as every other show he’s ever done, some being quite amazing), but I think he’s also speaking to Broadway just in general. The 2013-2014 season had so many shows that closed prematurely that it’s hard not to sympathize and agree that so many wonderful productions never found their audience or didn’t get the chance to really come to fruition. Just off the top of my head Bullets Over Broadway, Rocky, Big Fish, Mothers and Sons, and yes Bridges are all shows that closed early just in the last season alone.
Also, JRB is literally the most sarcastic and facetious person on the internet. He is very self-loathing and self-aware. As well as being very blunt and to the point. He said it in his concert, “Honeymoon in Vegas is coming next season and I want you all to see it. You all know what happens when you don’t see the show”.

And if anyone’s laboring under the impression that he isn’t right; pay a visit to any of the show tags here on tumblr and just read for like five minutes. People love to bitch about the lack of new original work on Broadway, but they’re so fixated on the three or four shows they’ve already seen or listened to six thousand times that they can’t be bothered to check out new work.
That’s why every other musical that makes it to Broadway nowadays is either a jukebox or a film adaptation - producers don’t make money if people don’t come see their shows, and people won’t come to see shows unless they know what they’re paying for. It sucks, and it’s killing commercial theater.

Can we stop acting like creating a musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County was some incredibly risky artistic endeavor? It was a best-novel and had already been adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. The title has TONS of cache among the bridge and tunnel crowd I’m sure they were hoping for. Everyone involved thought they were going to have a hit based largely on title recognition and let’s not pretend otherwise.
Jason Robert Brown is incredibly talented, but he seems like a most thoroughly unpleasant and asshattish person. I’m sorry your show got bad reviews, JRB, but your score was widely celebrated and you won a Tony for it. Your show was not under-appreciated. People just didn’t want to see it. You are not entitled to audiences or a hit, and that’s just the way this business is. Who knows what will be a hit, but you know it’s a risk and as long as you believe in it, great. But don’t cry about the unwashed masses not getting your deep and meaningful piece if it doesn’t become a smash.

i just can’t wait to see the shade shit he pulls when he realizes how few people want to see the Tony Danza musical based on a Nicholas Cage movie…

phoebe-dysquith:

finishing-the-hat:

ilikebroadwaythings:

chandraleeschwartz:

officialheatherchandler:

gabeebert:

extraordinaryfearlessness:

ilikebroadwaythings:

petite-sorciere:

This hurts because bridges

jrb throwing shade is always the best

Look, this pisses me off. Just because your show was great and underappreciated doesn’t mean that you have to throw shade at shows that reach wider audiences and are successful. I will never understand why the Broadway fandom and people in Broadway get so mad at popular shows for being popular.

I don’t think this is so much being mad at people for liking popular shows as it is being upset that good shows go unrecognized because a lot of people don’t like stepping out of their comfort zones. All those songs/shows are amazing and deserve to be seen. But others shows do too.

I hate to say it but to me it sounds like some bitter-ass-hoe shit from JRB. like sorry that some people can’t/won’t/don’t step out of their comfort zones but what are you gonna do, hold a gun to a tourists’ head and point them to whatever deep emotional show you have off-off-off broadway rn? love you but you don’t even have anything on broadway right now pls just wait for your L5Y movie to come out and chill with ya 20$ from Bridges until then

Jason Robert Brown is a human being. He is allowed to be disappointed with how his shows have done on Broadway. He’s not just talking about his shows, but original theatre in general. If we are just talking about this season and not Bridges, we can list First Date and Big Fish right off the bat. I’m sure there’s one or two I’m forgetting.

Isn’t the holding a gun thing a bit melodramatic? The guy is disappointed and has a right to be. And he’s right about audiences. That doesn’t give you a right to insult him and demean him? Also since when is Broadway just about money. He had written something from his soul and it was overlooked. That hurts any artist.

Yes, there’s the personal aspect because JRB obviously has Bridges (as well as every other show he’s ever done, some being quite amazing), but I think he’s also speaking to Broadway just in general. The 2013-2014 season had so many shows that closed prematurely that it’s hard not to sympathize and agree that so many wonderful productions never found their audience or didn’t get the chance to really come to fruition. Just off the top of my head Bullets Over Broadway, Rocky, Big Fish, Mothers and Sons, and yes Bridges are all shows that closed early just in the last season alone.

Also, JRB is literally the most sarcastic and facetious person on the internet. He is very self-loathing and self-aware. As well as being very blunt and to the point. He said it in his concert, “Honeymoon in Vegas is coming next season and I want you all to see it. You all know what happens when you don’t see the show”.

And if anyone’s laboring under the impression that he isn’t right; pay a visit to any of the show tags here on tumblr and just read for like five minutes. People love to bitch about the lack of new original work on Broadway, but they’re so fixated on the three or four shows they’ve already seen or listened to six thousand times that they can’t be bothered to check out new work.

That’s why every other musical that makes it to Broadway nowadays is either a jukebox or a film adaptation - producers don’t make money if people don’t come see their shows, and people won’t come to see shows unless they know what they’re paying for. It sucks, and it’s killing commercial theater.

Can we stop acting like creating a musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County was some incredibly risky artistic endeavor? It was a best-novel and had already been adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. The title has TONS of cache among the bridge and tunnel crowd I’m sure they were hoping for. Everyone involved thought they were going to have a hit based largely on title recognition and let’s not pretend otherwise.

Jason Robert Brown is incredibly talented, but he seems like a most thoroughly unpleasant and asshattish person. I’m sorry your show got bad reviews, JRB, but your score was widely celebrated and you won a Tony for it. Your show was not under-appreciated. People just didn’t want to see it. You are not entitled to audiences or a hit, and that’s just the way this business is. Who knows what will be a hit, but you know it’s a risk and as long as you believe in it, great. But don’t cry about the unwashed masses not getting your deep and meaningful piece if it doesn’t become a smash.

i just can’t wait to see the shade shit he pulls when he realizes how few people want to see the Tony Danza musical based on a Nicholas Cage movie…

christiannightmares:

Creepy Christian book of the day: Puppets Go To Church (Found at Flashbak; For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/37221780891/gods-chosen-puppet-will-haunt-you-for-days-found)

missed oppor-Q-nity?

christiannightmares:

Creepy Christian book of the day: Puppets Go To Church (Found at Flashbak; For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/37221780891/gods-chosen-puppet-will-haunt-you-for-days-found)

missed oppor-Q-nity?

Shoshana Bean - I Believe in Love
104 plays

me2ism:

Shoshana Bean singing THE SHIT out of “I Believe in Love”.  She’s apparently giving an “acoustic funk” concert in 2.5 hours that i am going to.  

I saw a Cleveland production of Hair tonight.  It was okay. But really no production of Hair will ever be as good as this.

Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II - I Have Dreamed (Peabo Bryson, Lea Salonga)
26 plays

I Have Dreamed" from The King and I (1992 Studio Cast)

music Richard Rodgers lyric Oscar Hammerstein II

performance Peabo Bryson, Lea Salonga

If Lea Salonga is perfect casting for Tuptim, her pairing with Peabo Bryson is strange, if ultimately rewarding. Bryson is appropriately restrained (though part of me wanted him to give it the “Beauty and the Beast”/”A Whole New World" treatment), and his voice blends well with Salonga’s. The full-voiced belting in their respective takes on "In these dreams, I’ve loved you so / That by now I think, I know” is particularly satisfying (though I wish this arrangement included Lun Tha’s echoes to Tuptim). 

 

For further reading, check out my The King and I series of posts at me2ism.net!

Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II - My Lord and Master (Lea Salonga)
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My Lord and Masterfrom The King and I (1992 Studio Cast)

music Richard Rodgers lyric Oscar Hammerstein II

performance Lea Salonga

This recording chooses to use the lusher orchestrations/lower keys from the film’s version of the score. The arrangements seem custom-fit for Salonga’s voice, and she makes a definitive Tuptim. It’s somewhat surprising that she has not played this role, although I imagine she was probably too famous post-Miss Saigon (and too young prior) to play Tuptim in production, so this recording is particularly fortuitous.

For further reading, check out my The King and I series of posts at me2ism.net!

Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II - My Lord and Master (Rita Moreno)
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My Lord and Master" from The King and I (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 1956)

music Richard Rodgers lyric Oscar Hammerstein II

performance Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno’s singing was dubbed by Leona Gordon in “We Kiss in a Shadow” and “I Have Dreamed”, the latter—like “My Lord and Master”—being cut from the film. The detailed liner notes of this compressive reissue of the soundtrack don’t explain why this Moreno recording exists. Did this recording prompt the powers that be to seek out a dub Tuptim’s other songs? Or did Moreno record all of Tuptim songs with the decision to cut “…Master” coming before Gordon came in to re-record? Are there other Moreno recordings in a vault somewhere? In any case, I find this a particularly pleasing performance of a song that I otherwise find to be the score’s least appealing.

For further reading, check out my The King and I series of posts at me2ism.net!