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Alan Menken

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  • This 'Little Shop of Horrors' is scary good

    This 'Little Shop of Horrors' is scary good
    "Little Shop of Horrors" is a blast from the past.
  • '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,"...

    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...