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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 - 2010

When Will My Life Begin?
Alan's thoughts
I can’t tell you how many times new musical projects have started at Disney with a room full of animators saying “We don’t want to do the traditional kind of musical. Those old rules don’t apply to us.”

That’s how “Rapunzel” started, in a room with really smart, creative people, who had never created a song-driven project before. First we were instructed to avoid the old “Disney Animation” stereotypical songs. Then, as things progressed, there was a hankering for the classic song moments. Back and forth we went over the course of 3 years and in the end, it landed on its feet as “Tangled”. And it actually works! Amazing!!

  • When Will My Life Begin
  • When Will My Life Begin (Reprise 1)
  • Mother Knows Best
  • When Will My Life Begin (Reprise 2)
  • I've Got A Dream
  • Mother Knows Best (Reprise)
  • I See the Light
  • Healing Incantation
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Recording the songs

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