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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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King David

Stage – 1997

Alan's thoughts
Tim Rice and I had worked on 2 projects together before “King David”. He had come in to help complete the score to “Aladdin” with me, after Howard Ashman’s passing. He did the same, when we brought “Beauty and the Beast” to Broadway.

In each case, the new songs we wrote together were a tremendous success; songs like “A Whole New World”, “If I Can’t Love Her” and “A Change In Me”. So, when the Jerusalem 3000 committee approached me about writing a musical to commemorate King David, to be performed at The Sultan’s Pool, outside the walled city of Jerusalem, it was a perfect opportunity for the first Menken/Rice musical.

  • Israel and Saul
  • Samuel Anoints David
  • The Enemy within
  • Palm 8
  • Goliath of Gath
  • Sheer Perfection
  • Saul Has Slain His Thousands
  • You Have It All
  • Hunted Partridge on the Hill
  • The Death of Saul
  • How Are the Mighty Fallen
  • This New Jerusalem
  • Entry Into Jerusalem (Incorporating Psalm 24)
  • Never Again
  • Warm Spring Night
  • When in Love
  • The Caravan Moves On
  • Absalom, My Absalom
  • Long, Long Day / This New Jerusalem (Reprise)
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