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Alan honored with SCL Lifetime Achievement Award

The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) honored Alan with the SCL’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

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Watch THE LITTLE MERMAID Live! on ABC tonight

Live musical performances by a star-studded cast is interwoven into the broadcast of the animated classic.

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Whoopi Goldberg to star in SISTER ACT stage musical

Returning to the role of Deloris Van Cartier for the 2020 London production next spring.

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Second Nation Tour of A BRONX TALE launches

The 2019–2020 North American tour of the Broadway musical A Bronx Tale launches today, featuring American Idol winner Nick Fradiani

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS opens off-Broadway

Jonathan Groff and Tammy Blanchard star in the Michael Mayer-helmed production at the Westside Theatre.

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HERCULES is Critic's Pick

The Public Works/Public Theatre's production of the new stage version of Hercules receives glowing reviews.

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ALADDIN opens worldwide

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Animated Film Musical - 1992

Alan's thoughts
Along with “The Little Mermaid”, “Aladdin” was started right at the beginning of my relationship with Disney animation. Howard Ashman and I wrote an entire version of the score that was shelved and put back into development.

When it re-emerged, only two of those songs remained; “Friend Like Me” and “Arabian Nights”. “Prince Ali” came shortly before Howard’s passing. And, after a brief flirtation with writing the lyrics myself (“You Can Count On Me”) I began a new collaboration with Tim Rice, which resulted in “One Jump Ahead” and “A Whole New World”. With me also having to assume the role of music producer alone, the film of “Aladdin” was a huge growth experience for me.

  • Arabian Nights
  • One Jump Ahead
  • One Jump Ahead (Reprise)
  • Friend Like Me
  • Prince Ali
  • A Whole New World
  • Prince Ali (Reprise)
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Writing and recording "A Whole New World"

"Friend Like Me" song clip