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
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Celebrating Natalie Mendoza's leading cast of "Moulin Rouge" at the Macy's Parade. Her Satine is a decade after "Spider Man." by Fred Landau

  Celebrating Natalie Mendoza's performance at the Macy's Parade.  Her Satine in "Moulin Rouge" is a decade after her accident in "Spider Man."   Never imagined "Moulin Rouge" looking as …

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 03:47PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Will a Sondheim show finally go mega-premium? Let's make a wish! "Another 100 Patti Fans Got Off Of Their Phones" by Fred Landau

Will a Sondheim show finally go mega-premium?  Let's make a wish!  "Another 100 Patti Fans Got Off Of Their Phones"  In the 2010s, we saw million-dollar weeks for the FOLLIES revival, an…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 06:39AM
Monday, November 1, 2021

An Adele VOGUE magazine lookback - Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is of course now a show tune in MOULIN ROUGE. (Eventually, might every song be a sho by Fred Landau

 This apparently has never happened before that the cover of VOGUE in the US and UK are the same person, but it is now and the press says it's a big deal. (AND for show tune lovers, Adele'…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 09:44PM
Saturday, October 30, 2021

For Halloween: Recalling our exclusive with The Ghost of Alan Jay Lerner at Vassar for "On a Clear Day" by Fred Landau

 For Halloween:   Recalling our exclusive with The Ghost of Alan Jay Lerner back when he haunted the "On A Clear Day" Vassar rewrite. "What Did It Lack That It Has Now?"- Lerner conside…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 06:56PM
Friday, October 15, 2021

Broadway's "The Lehman Trilogy" opened last night - Even after three hours, could it use a "megamix" to get the crowd on its feet by Fred Landau

 Wondering if Broadway's "The Lehman Trilogy" even at three hours could use a megamix to get the crowd on its feet and clapping in rhythm, so they get online even while they leave the thea…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 09:38AM
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

With the happy news that Jane Lynch will be in Beanie Feldstein- Michael Mayer FUNNY GIRL: Lookback to HOLLYWOOD GOWN 2011 Emmy Edition when Jane Ly by Fred Landau

 With the happy news that Jane Lynch is announced for the cast of FUNNY GIRL: Lookback to HOLLYWOOD GOWN 2011 Emmy Edition - Jane Lynch hosted. https://youtu.be/24Rpk846HR4 It was very od…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 10:01AM
Sunday, October 3, 2021

For those hungering for some negativity with the sunny ads for Broadway optimism - this was WHAT YOU DID GOT SNUBBED by Fred Landau

The re-opening of Broadway was going so well, there had to be a wrench thrown in! So for those hungering for some negativity with the sunny ads for Broadway optimism.  :) With optimistic c…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 02:29PM
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

A quick MAKE 'EM MASKS School Starts 2021 version by Fred Landau

  MAKE 'EM MASKS School Starts 2021 version   https://youtu.be/98SsvTrTkNQ Parody Lyric Fred Landau  Vocals and feat. Emily (MJ ) McAleesejergins Vocals producer KJ McAleesejergins. …

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 12:18PM
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

For Jewish New Year 5782, and Counting down to Yom Kippur: by Fred Landau

For Rosh Hashanah  "Put Your Pain In the Hands of a Jew" - music by Skip Kennon, lyric by Fred Landauhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlzpDsd_q-kSkip and I wrote this to submit for a show th…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 05:06PM
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

This was the show Marian Weiner and I had written 2015-2017 about the aftermath of the Afghan War for a Long Island family (we did it "on location in by Fred Landau

  This was our musical about the Afghan war, a musical drama but as musicals mostly seem to need, always with a thought to leaving the audience with a feeling of recovery and optimism  …

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 04:35AM
Friday, August 6, 2021

A Gov. Cuomo covid-era retrospective, before the Cuomo story becomes so serious that it's non-PC to laugh about it. by Fred Landau

 A Gov. Cuomo covid-era retrospective NEW! The Albany Interpreter in the little circle onscreen from the July 26 press conference -  explains Gov. Cuomo's "We Cannot Go Backwards" them…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 08:43PM
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

With the news of the legendary Cherry Lane Theatre changing ownership TRYING A CHERRY LANE THEATRE LOOKBACK, by Fred Landau

Starting with "The Lady With All the Answers" and "Closer Than Ever" - Tribute Judith Ivey's lovely performance as Ann Landers / Eppie Lederer DOWNTOWN ABBY / UPTOWN ANN LANDERS ht…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 10:19AM
Sunday, July 18, 2021

CHAPEL OF LOVE parody -as NY ends virtual weddings - tribute to NYT article Why Virtual Weddings Are No Longer Legal in New York by Fred Landau

 CHAPEL OF LOVE parody -as NY ends virtual weddings  https://youtu.be/lRAouQwsP1E Parody Lyric Fred Landau. Vocal-Vid.Sheree Sano tribute to Corey Kilgannon's New York Times article  Wh…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 10:48PM
Sunday, July 4, 2021

Are you feeling ready to snap? - John and Abigail Adams Family Theme - REPRISE FOR JULY 4TH 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 12:05PM
Saturday, June 26, 2021

SALUTE TO THE 2021-22 SEASON OPENINGS PART 1 - Company, The Music Man, TheLehman Trilogy (the 3 hour saga in 8 minutes) by Fred Landau

 SALUTE TO THE 2021-22 SEASON OPENINGS (PART 1) (also a July 4 "1776" "Adams Family" cross-over) Company "Another Hundred Patti Fans Got Off Of Their Phones" https://youtu.be/biOPO57uQ1…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 05:06PM
Friday, June 4, 2021

Looking back at the shutdown time - Though laughing and singing don't make a problem go away, they can help your outlook, and THAT can make you deal w by Fred Landau

 HERE'S A RECAP: 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. With hope we…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 09:46PM
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Here's the full letter to NYS senators Skoufis, Kaplan and Hoylman about human rights retaliation issues and producers in premium era, as they had a h by Fred Landau

 Dear Senators Skoufis, Kaplan and Hoylman, It is heartening to read in the recent Forbes article that some of the abuses, like the pricing abuses, by Broadway producers that have come al…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 05:04PM
Saturday, May 8, 2021

10 years ago - The ads for THE MOTHER WITH THE HAT looked (to some chatters) like the perfect present for Mother's Day! by Fred Landau

 The ads 10 years ago for THE MOTHER WITH THE HAT  looked (to some chatters) like the perfect present for Mother's Day, and it cried out for a song.   https://youtu.be/1_gG1vJGOFk  Not a…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 06:20PM
Thursday, May 6, 2021

To mark a "say-what?" Gov. Cuomo Broadway news week that will live in EITHER (a) the lunacy OR (b) the audacity - of unscientific arbitrariness: by Fred Landau

To mark a Broadway news week that will live in Covid history as EITHER (a) the lunacy OR (b) the audacity - of Cuomo's arbitrariness:  Cuomo proclaimed this week we are ready for full theat…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 04:10AM
Saturday, April 17, 2021

Since its what's in theater news - lookback on parody-tributes of Rudin Company shows by Fred Landau

Since its what's in theater news - lookback on parody-tributes of Rudin Company shows  Hello Dolly! - 2017 PUT ON YOUR TONY GOWN. https://youtu.be/hv4JujI26zM The Music Man -  TILL WE …

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 01:37PM
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Crying Poverty (FROM 2010 about Madoff scandal) - We're already finding sympathy on the web for Ruth Madoff. So before this becomes non-PC... by Fred Landau

Defying Gravity Parody FROM 2010 - Coincidentally , this is the first video we did after the destructive business gaslighting by then-Davenport Theatricals' Jen Tepper and Encores' videogr…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 11:20AM