On Musicals

As a child, my dear mum and dad took me on bank holidays to see ‘shows’ in London. As a little boy I recall seeing Bells are Ringing at the Coliseum, Such is Life at the London Hippodrome and eventually Lionel Bart’s Oliver at the New Theatre. I was entranced. For a little unaware queer working class boy, I started to see visions of other worlds. I will look at some odd influential musicals from time to time.

Some comments can be found on:

Stephen Sondheim Rules?

 A LITTLE WEB SITE LIST FOR MUSICAL AND CABARET LOVERS

Internet Broadway Database (IBDB)

http://www.ibdb.com/index.php

The official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today.

Playbill 

http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/sirius/The most essential of all radio stations for musical lovers

 Dress Circle

http://www.dresscircle.co.uk/
This is London’s premier shop for all things ‘ musical’

The Broadway Musical Home

http://broadwaymusicalhome.com/

Musical Heaven

http://www.musicalheaven.com/

Musicals.dot net

http://musicals.net/

Says it is the ‘the resource for musicals’.

Elaine Page on BBC 2

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/paige/

where everyone meets on Sundays from 1.00 to 2.30pm.

COME TO THE CABARET!

Noel Coward

http://www.noelcoward.com/

Michael Feinstein

http://www.michaelfeinstein.com/

Barbara Cook

http://www.barbaracook.com/

A little cluster of interesting contemporary men……

Stuart Matthew Price

ttp://www.stuartmatthewprice.com/

Matt Bogart

http://www.mattbogart.com/

David Campbell

http://www.davidcampbell.com/

Brian Stokes Mitchell

http://www.will-harris.com/stokes.html

Brent Barrett

http://www.brentbarrett.com/brentsite/bioframeset.html

Tomm Coles

http://web.mac.com/tommcoles/Site/Welcome.html

James Donegan

http://www.jamesdonegan.net/actor.htm

DIVA TIME

Andrea Marcovicci

http://www.andreamarcovicci.com/

Betty Buckley

http://www.bettybuckley.com/

Amanda McBroom

http://www.amcbroom.com/

CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS/LYRICISTS

John Bucchino

http://www.johnbucchino.com/

Jason Robert Brown

http://www.morrisonfoundation.org/American_Room.html

George Stiles and Andrew Drew

http://www.stilesanddrewe.co.uk/index.html

THE CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL

Stephen Sondheim

http://www.sondheim.com/

The Sondheim Review

http://www.sondheimreview.com/

John Kander and Fred Ebb

http://www.jorgeplace.com/people_Kander_and_Ebb.htm

http://www.morrisonfoundation.org/American_Room.html

Stephen Schwartz

http://www.stephenschwartz.com/

George Stiles and Andrew Drew

http://www.stilesanddrewe.co.uk/index.html

William Finn

http://www.falsettos.net/