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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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Stand-Alone Songs – 2018

Alan's thoughts
There was a song I wrote over 10 years ago, a big opening number for another Disney project and then it went back into development. The song became one of those lost classic numbers that people loved and would listen to the demo. And Tom MacDougall found the track for that, wiped away the lyrics and said, “This music is perfect.”

So they started with that piece of music, added their lyrics to it and said, “What do you think?” I said, “You can’t use that song, because I might still use it. But I’ll go back, knowing that that’s the style of Menken that you want, and I will give you a brand new version of that.” I know that I’m reaching into “Alan Menken” as a genre, and I know that I’m refecting other moments that have been associated with my music at Disney, and it’s being done in a kind of subversive but emotionally true way.

Songs
  • A Place Called Slaugher Race
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