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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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Stage – 1982 & 2003

Synopsis
Little Shop of Horrors is a horror comedy rock musical with music by Alan Menken and lyrics and a book by Howard Ashman. The story follows a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown

Alan's thoughts: "The Broadway revival of “Little Shop of Horrors” in 2003 was one tough experience to live through. We started with a quirky, dark take on Howard’s and my 1982 production Off-Broadway. The plug was pulled on that production out of town. I will forever live with the pain of how that affected many relationships I cherished. But then, with Jerry Zaks at the helm, a delightful and lovingly faithful production came to Broadway. And as much as I wish we could have seen that first impulse through, I will always be grateful for the great talents who stepped in to bring “Little Shop” back to life at the Virginia Theater."

Songs
  • Prologue (Little Shop of Horrors)
  • Skid Row (Downtown)
  • Da-Doo
  • Grow for Me
  • Ya Never Know
  • Mushnik and Son
  • Dentist
  • Somewhere That's Green
  • Feed Me (Git it)
  • Now (It's Just the Gas)
  • Closed for Renovations
  • Suddenly Seymour
  • Suppertime
  • The Meek Shall Inherit
  • Sominex / Suppertime II
  • Finale (Don't Feed the Plants)
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Extra Content

Original 1982 TV Commercial

The Music of "Little Shop" Interview 2019

2003 Broadway Revival Commercial