Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

Million Dollar Quartet is a must see if you heaed to Broadway! I really want to see this show! My friend saw the show in NYC last year and love it. The show is still on Broadway but do not fear a national tour is headed to your town very shortly. Check out a set of reviews from's Word of Mouth:

"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"-song from Million Dollar Quartet

Friday, February 11, 2011

Your Song

In honor for Valentines Day coming up, here is my top 14 list of Love songs from Musicals that tug at my heartstrings:

  1. "I'll Live Is Here To Stay"- Gene Kelly from An American In Paris

  2. "I'll Cover You (reprise)"- Jesse L. Martin from RENT

  3. "Your Song"- Ewan McGregor from Moulin Rouge!

  4. "Marry Me A Little"-Raul Esparza from Company

  5. "The Trolly Song"- Judy Garland from Meet Me St. Louis

  6. "All I Ask Of You"- Emmy Rossum and Patrick Wilson from Phantom Of The Opera (orginal Motion Picture soundtack)

  7. "A Whole New World"- Brad Kane and Lea Salonga from Aladdin

  8. "I Won't Say (I'm In Love)- Susan Egan from Hercules

  9. "The Word Of Your Body"-Lea Michelle and Jonathan Groff Spring Awakening

  10. "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"- John Lloyd Young from Jersey Boys

  11. "A Little Fall Of Rain"- Michael Ball and Frances Ruffelle from Les Miserables

  12. "When Its Time"-John Gallagher Jr from American Idiot

  13. "Maybe This Time"-Liza Minnelli from Cabaret

  14. "They Can't Take That Away From Me"- Fred Astaire from Shall We Dance

"Your Song"-from Moulin Rouge

Saturday, February 5, 2011

There's Only Now, There's Only Here

So at the end of last month I went to Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp's concert at UCI, Irvine CA. It was truly amazing! Being a HUGE RENT fan I was overjoyed to see these two artists perform their own music is such a small venue. Adam mainly performed his selections from his solo albums while Anthony performed songs he loved from all areas of music. Check out some videos I found online. :)

"There's Only Now, There's Only Here"-lyrics from Finale B from RENT

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

But isn't it a drag?

I have stood behind the show American Idiot since its world premier up in Berkley in 2009 but the latest member to join the cast outrages me. Melissa Etherisge starts her run as St. Jimmy tonight February 1st making her Broadway debut. I personally can not stand her voice and I just don't see how her in the show makes sense. It seems like stunt casting merely aimed to sell tickets to an older audience. It really disappoints me that a show as good and as meaningful as American Idiot is bringing in stars to sell tickets so early on. Well people might say that Billy Joe Armstrong as St. Jimmy was also a stunt casting decision as well, I i think it made perfect sense for the show and is a gift for Green Day fans everywhere. Armstrong wrote the piece, he has a deeper connect to the material then anyone else, he originally sang all the songs as the head singer of Green Day and he physically embodies St. Jimmy to a T. So I am curious to see how audience received Mrs. Etherisge. I wish her luck, even though I do not agree with this move on the part of the creative team of AI.

Photo by Paul Kolnik
"Isn't it a drag?"-lyrics from Favorite Son from American Idiot