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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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Little Shop of Horrors
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Live-Action Film Musical - 1986

Somewhere That's Green
Alan's thoughts
This was our first foray into the world of movie-musicals; pre-dating “The Little Mermaid” by a few years. Howard and I wrote a new song for Audrey 2, called “Mean Green Mother From Outer Space”. And we rewrote “(Don’t It Go To Show) You Never Know” as “Some Fun Now”. Other than those songs, the entire score was from our Off-Broadway musical.

So it was quite a shock when our film’s “dramatic underscore” composer, Miles Goodman, received a Golden Globe “Best Musical Score” nomination for his 8 minutes of adaptation of my music. It turned out that, as the composer of a work that was presented first on the stage, I was ineligible for that honor. Thank God the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rectified that situation by nominating “Mean Green Mother”. We didn’t win. But we got our first taste of the Oscars. And I was determined that, in the future, whenever possible, I would compose the dramatic underscore for my own film musicals.

Songs
  • Prologue (Little Shop of Horror)
  • Skid Row (Downtown)
  • Da-Doo
  • Grow For Me
  • Somewhere That's Green
  • Some Fun Now
  • Dentist!
  • Feed Me (Git it)
  • Suddenly, Seymour
  • Suppertime
  • The Meek Shall Inherit
  • Mean Green Mother from Outer Space
  • Don't Feed the Plants
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"Feed Me (Git it)" song clip