On this week’s episode, Alan Menken reaches EGOT status, a number of artists collaborate for A Killer Party - A Murder Mystery Musical, and Once on This Island heads to Disney plus.
With Daytime Emmy, Alan Menken Joins the Elite EGOT Club
Composer and songwriter Alan Menken recently became just the sixteenth person to ever reach EGOT status for achieving each an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. He won a number of Oscars and Grammys in the 1990s for his work with Disney on hit films like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Pocahontas. Then, the American Theatre Wing awarded him the Tony Award for Best Original Score for Newsies in 2012. Menken finally completed his collection when he won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Original Song in a Children’s, Young Adult or Animated Program category. Menken joins the ranks of entertainment legends like Richard Rodgers, Audrey Hepburn, John Legend and Andrew Lloyd Webber with his EGOT.
A KILLER PARTY: A MURDER MYSTERY MUSICAL Final Episodes Are Now Available
More than 50 Broadway actors and creators have teamed up for a brand-new virtual musical to be performed from their homes. A Killer Party - A Murdery Mystery Musical premiered earlier this month and tells the story of a failing theatre in Duluth, where the artistic director invites his troupe of disgruntled actors and collaborators to the first read of an “immersive murder mystery dinner party.” Little did they know, the artistic director would become the victim. Tune in as the detective gets down to finding out whodunnit--among song and dance, of course. Each episode of A Killer Party - A Murder Mystery Musical is approximately 6-8 minutes in length. To purchase, go to akillerpartymusical.com.
“Once On This Island” Broadway Musical Adaptation Coming Soon To Disney+
Disney plus isn’t done with musicals yet! After the success of Hamilton, the streaming platform has announced that the Tony Award winning show Once On This Island will be adapted into a new live-action film. Most recently, Once on This Island won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, but it originally premiered on Broadway in 1990. The show tells the tale of a peasant girl in search of her place in the world and ready to risk it all for a forbidden love. While neither casting nor a production timeline have been set, we do know that Jocelyn Bioh is set to pen the script. We’ll bring you updates on this exciting production as we have them!