Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Floating one last theater love song before Valentine's Day by Fred Landau

Posting one last love song before Valentine's Day - This was more of a uptempo charm/dance tune, and was from the time when the YouTubes were starting to move upward a bit for me (this one r…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 03:38PM
Tuesday, January 23, 2024

For Valentine’s Day: this blog's tradition, original non-parody theater love songs by Fred Landau

 For Valentine’s Day: this blog's tradition, original non-parody theater love songs If you're looking for love songs to play or perform for Valentine's Day - “Is It Mushy to Say I Lov…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 07:06PM
Tuesday, December 19, 2023

This blog's traditional way of celebrating Edith Piaf's birthday Dec. 19 - LA VIE EN ROSE parody by Fred Landau

 This blog's traditional way of celebrating Edith Piaf's birthday Dec. 19 - LA VIE EN ROSE parody by Fred Landau https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5Z6iz4jPsw   Thank you to the wonderful Ja…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 05:11PM
Thursday, December 7, 2023

For start of Hannukah, our song "Put Your Pain In the Hands of a Jew" - video with Hannukah images by Fred Landau

In the spirit of the old line about what many Jewish holidays have in common, "They tried to destroy us, they didn't destroy us, let's eat!" -  "Put Your Pain In the Hands of a Jew (or a F…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 09:05AM
Friday, December 1, 2023

Remembering my late Aunt Sarah Friedler on her birthday, including a favorite theater-related story about her by Fred Landau

  Remembering my dear late aunt Sarah Friedler on her birthday, here in this photo with my dad, my brother and me at what seems to be my nephew David Landau's bris in 1988. My aunt and my…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 04:51PM
Saturday, November 25, 2023

My tribute to the New York shopping & tree lighting time of year by Fred Landau

If you're in the mood for holiday music you've never heard before, this is my tribute to New York in the shopping and tree lighting time of year. Hope you like it, whatever you celebrate!"I…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 08:42AM
Sunday, November 12, 2023

New draft of description of the value of parody as preface for upcoming volume of 21st CENTURY OLDIES by Fred Landau

 Here's a new draft of the description about the value of parody for the upcoming volume 6  of 21ST CENTURY OLDIES: The First Quarter Century, 2001-2025. More about Volume 6 is here https…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 03:46PM
Saturday, November 11, 2023

Reviving our pitch for DOWNTOWN ABBY/UPTOWN ANN LANDERS, with Dear Abby's grandson officially running for President by Fred Landau

 With Rep. Dean Phillips (who is Dear Abby's grandson - really!) officially running for President,  I figured why not revive this proposed (not really!) pitch  "DOWNTOWN ABBY / UPTOWN AN…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 08:51AM
Friday, November 10, 2023

If you've started looking for musical material for the holiday season's performances by Fred Landau

 If you've started looking for musical material for the holiday season's performances: Here's KRINGLE LADIES:  PUT FIVE GOLDEN RINGS ON IT, a parody of SINGLE LADIES  -  http://www.yout…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 09:59AM
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Remembering Marie Curie's birthday (Nov. 7) with a musical comedy salute by Fred Landau

Remembering Marie Curie's birthday (Nov. 7) with a musical comedy salute:  In 2019, Kate Mulgrew was back onstage, at the Minetta Lane, as a rival for Mme. Curie's heart in off-Broadway's …

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 09:34PM

Starting to promote volume 6 of my 21st CENTURY OLDIES parody-lyric series The First Quarter Century 2001-2025 by Fred Landau

  FREE GIVEAWAY IN THE U.S. (EVEN POSTAGE IS FREE IN THE U.S.) I've been writing parody lyrics almost every day usually based on Times news stories or politics,  and putting them in th…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 11:56AM
Sunday, February 5, 2023

For Valentine’s Day: this blog's tradition, original non-parody theater love songs by Fred Landau

For Valentine’s Day: original non-parody theater love songs  "Brooklyn Boy" https://youtu.be/XiQRDVKvf5Q "I Look Into Those Eyes" https://youtu.be/5HcENPH12UU “Is It Mushy to Say I…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 08:32PM
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Thursday, November 24, 2022

Blank Canvas Theatre in Cleveland updated its site for full company list of "Last Starfighter" - Cleveland premiere by Fred Landau

  Blank Canvas Theatre in Cleveland updated its site for the full company list of "The Last Starfighter" http://www.blankcanvastheatre.com/the-last-starfighter-cast/ Please let your friends…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 07:07AM
Thursday, October 6, 2022

Our show "The Last Starfighter" will have its Cleveland premiere at the Blank Canvas Theatre in Dec. 2022. by Fred Landau

 Our show "The Last Starfighter" will have its Cleveland premiere at the Blank Canvas Theatre in Dec. 2022. Please let your friends in the Cleveland area know.  http://www.blankcanvasthea…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 06:03PM
Saturday, September 24, 2022

Counting down to High Holy Days: this blog's tradition "I Will Survive" parody "I'll be Inscribed" by Fred Landau

Counting down to  High Holy Days:  this blog's tradition "I Will Survive" parody "I'll be Inscribed"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxTuhLayowQsung by  Jan Horvath Feel free to use it in …

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 05:14PM
Tuesday, September 6, 2022

For fall 2022 theater preview, reprising salutes to TAKE ME OUT and our 1776/ADAMS FAMILY THEME SONG by Fred Landau

With "Take Me Out" coming back again -  Reprising "Everyone Goes" from the tribute to the original run of TAKE ME OUT https://youtu.be/CIrsCaiRLNg parody of "Anything Goes" Saw TAKE ME …

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 05:30PM
Sunday, August 14, 2022

A year after Afghan War, Updated FAMILY MUSIC our musical drama dealing with aftermath of the Afghan War by Fred Landau

Two highlighted numbers at https://youtu.be/hLFfOPBzmagMore demos from this show at  https://youtu.be/0ha6R1Z2yQo and https://youtu.be/_vLnGZVtRc4A FAMILY MUSIC  script - UPDATED August …

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 04:46PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

AIMING TO DO THESE AS A CABARET-STYLE SHOW - Singing about the pandemic doesn't make a problem go away, but helps your outlook by Fred Landau

  Because although laughing and singing don't make a problem go away, they can help your outlook And put you in frame of mind to deal with reality more clearly. AIMING TO DO THESE AS A C…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 05:44PM
Monday, July 4, 2022

REPRISE FOR JULY 4TH - John and Abigail Adams Family Theme by Fred Landau

Ready to snap?  The 1776-Addams Family cross-over "The John and Abigail Adams Family theme song" - as it might have been adapted by the writers of "1776" https://youtu.be/4bUcJKIYFyw

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 05:31PM
Monday, June 13, 2022

An uptempo lookback number to send "Lehman Trilogy" audience out dancing and clapping along by Fred Landau

  Lookback in honor of the deserved Tony win for "Lehman Trilogy" AIG-LEHMAN BAILOUT PARODY SONG I NEED ME A LOAN (tune of LEAVE ME ALONE) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha8Q2KHzuME …

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 08:26AM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Some Tony-lookback parody thoughts: THE THINGS WE LIKE TO DO TOGETHER, DO TOGETHER, DO TOGETHER! and The B'way "Lehman Trilogy" in 8 minutes! by Fred Landau

Some Tony-lookback parody thoughts: The Broadway "Lehman Trilogy" gave you 3 parts in 180 minutes,  "The Lehman Eulogy" musical gives you 5 parts in 8 minutes  https://youtu.be/KUjCalZ…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 10:10AM
Thursday, April 14, 2022

As the Barry Manilow-Bruce Sussman musical about the Harmonists gets reviews seeming worthy of a Broadway step-up by Fred Landau

As Barry Manilow- Bruce Sussman's musical about the Harmonists gets reviews seeming worthy of a Broadway step-up [Note re questions about the ocean shots: Thought it would be fun or funny to…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 11:44PM
Thursday, March 10, 2022

In case Broadway goes maskless - A time saving idea: Your premium seat offers a limo to premium ER, when you buy your ticket! by Fred Landau

Getting ready just in case - for a Broadway where every night is a "covid-super-spreader" event I've been ready with this pitch that your premium seat offers an optional limo to the premium…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 12:11PM
Thursday, March 3, 2022

Parody "I'D RATHER A JEW OVER YOU" - ERASMUS CHOIR GUYS RELIEVED NEW "FUNNY GIRL" IS JEWISH - but they did love Lauren Ambrose as Eliza Doolittle!!! by Fred Landau

  Parody of I'D RATHER BE BLUE -  "live from the Erasmus High School Bar in Brooklyn" "I'D RATHER A JEW OVER YOU" - ERASMUS GUYS SEE THE TV COMMERCIAL AND ARE RELIEVED THE NEW "FUNNY GIRL…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 06:02AM
Wednesday, March 2, 2022

DARTH OF YOUR WORLD - as James Earl Jones has a Broadway theater named for him!!! by Fred Landau

 As James Earl Jones has a Broadway theater named for him!!! An encore of DARTH OF YOUR WORLD -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBgUp7OrFbk

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 02:56PM
Thursday, February 10, 2022

Lookback to SO MUCH BUTTER for a fictitious PAULA DEEN STORY - as in TAP DANCE KID, Encores does an encore of the infamous NO HEAVY ACTRESSES casting by Fred Landau

Lookback to SO MUCH BUTTER for a fictitious PAULA DEEN STORY - as in TAP DANCE KID, Encores relived the infamous NO HEAVY ACTRESSES casting notice from GOLDEN APPLE.   No insensitivity "mis…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 03:57AM
Friday, January 21, 2022

Remembering the great artist Meat Loaf the only way this blog really can - "We're All in the Balcony Now" to "All Coming Back to Me" by Fred Landau

 Remembering the great artist Meat Loaf the only way this blog really can.  The first time I saw him in a Broadway show was a small role in Gower Champion's production "Rockabye Hamlet." …

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 07:44AM
Sunday, December 26, 2021

2021 lookback, June to Dec. - We'd loved New York in June! So much hope for re-open, but that was 7 months ago, we doubt that anyone would know. by Fred Landau

  Here's 2021 lookback, Part 2: June to Dec. 2021 We'd loved New York in June!  There had been so much hope for Broadway re-open, but that was 7 months ago, we doubt that anyone would …

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 07:47AM
Monday, December 20, 2021

2021 as reflected in our mostly-theater/cabaret blog - part 1 of 2: January through May 2021 by Fred Landau

  2021 as reflected in our mostly-theater/cabaret blog - part 1 of 2: January through May 2021 This felt like an overall Broadway theme for 2021, that even the hopeful people were …

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 10:28AM
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Now unruly airline passengers are in the news! - Here's double feature FLYING WITH THESE LOONS - FLY ME IN THE NUDE based on 2010 Bway show "COME FLY by Fred Landau

 Now it seems unruly airline passengers are in the news! In FLYING WITH THESE LOONS (the sequel to the TSA-security number "Fly me in the Nude") "Frankie" is on the plane and gets suspic…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 10:13AM

All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards