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  • 'Sister Act' back in the habit at Arsht Center

    'Sister Act' back in the habit at Arsht Center
    Unlike the movie franchise starring Whoopi Goldberg, who signed on as a producer and sparked rewrites, the stage musical "Sister Act" throws out the Motown covers in favor of original songs written by no less than Alan Menken ("Beauty and the Beast," "Little Shop of Horrors") and Glenn Slater ("Tangled," "The Little Mermaid"). The story is the same — lounge singer witnesses murder, so cops hide her in a convent — but the action has been moved from the 1990s to the disco-fied '70s.
  • 'Tangled' musical to replace 'Villains Tonight!' on Disney Magic

    'Tangled' musical to replace 'Villains Tonight!' on Disney Magic
    Disney Cruise Line has revealed details of the new "Tangled" musical debuting on the Disney Magic in May. "Tangled: The Musical" based on the 2011 Rapunzel film will featuring three new songs from composer-lyricist team Alan Menken and Glenn Slater on...

    Energetic 'Newsies' chock full of extras -- read all about it

     Energetic 'Newsies' chock full of extras -- read all about it
    Unbridled zeal and nonstop zest propel "Newsies" in Hollywood. The North American tour of Alan Menken, Jack Feldman and Harvey Fierstein's adaptation of the 1992 film about the Manhattan newspaper boys' strike of 1899 sailed into the Pantages Theatre on...

    Composer Alan Menken explains how 'Newsies' became a stage dynamo

    Composer Alan Menken explains how 'Newsies' became a stage dynamo
    At the 1992 Academy Awards, composer Alan Menken was fielding questions in the press room after winning a couple of Oscars for his score for "Aladdin," the animated Disney movie. "How does it feel to win a Razzie for worst song of the year for 'Newsies'...

    'Pippin': An oral history

    'Pippin': An oral history
    "Pippin" has been a stage favorite since it debuted on Broadway in 1972. But the show went from perennial (and extremely toned-down) performances in regional and amateur theaters before becoming a hot ticket again on the Great White Way in 2013, winning...