Now Streaming: Star-studded Parody Musical, ‘The Musical of Musicals’ is Online
The Off-Broadway hit, The Musical of Musicals (The Musical), will be streaming from April 18 7 PM EST (April 19, 7 AM Manila time).
With music by Eric Rockwell, lyrics by Joanne Bogart, and a book by Bogart and Rockwell, The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a parody and homage to Broadway’s Golden Age. The show comprises five mini-musicals telling the same story in the style of legendary musical theater writers: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Kander and Ebb.
The show premiered Off-Broadway in 2003 where it had an extended run. It was then transferred to the New World Stages in 2005 for a 500-performance commercial run.
The cast of the streamed production includes Victoria Clark, Jackie Hoffman, Gerry McIntyre, Christy Altomare, Colleen Ballinger, Alexandra Billings, Betty Buckley, Charles Busch, Robert Creighton, André De Shields, Ana Gasteyer, Richard Kind, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Beth Leavel, Lauren Molina, Brad Oscar, Christine Pedi, Randy Rainbow, Jelani Remy, Chita Rivera, Soara-Joye Ross, Jackie Sanders, Ethan Slater, Sarah Stiles, Michael West, and Lillias White.
There will also be appearances by Iain Armitage, Matthew Broderick, Lewis Black, Giancarlo Esposito, Joel Grey, Perez Hilton, Megan Hilty, Jane Krakowski, Amanda Lopez, Darlene Love, Audra McDonald, Debra Messing, Isaac Mizrahi, Julianne Moore, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Martha Plimpton, Anthony Rapp, Mercedes Ruehl, Brooke Shields, Renée Taylor, John Tartaglia, Ben Vereen, Gerard Alessandrini, Sara Bareilles, Debra Barsha, Nell Benjamin, Douglas J. Cohen, Gretchen Cryer, Nancy Ford, Amanda Green, Sheldon Harnick, Erik Haagensen, Joe Iconis, Tom Jones, Peter Kellogg, Richard Maltby, Jr., Alan Menken, Laurence O’Keefe, Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman, David Shire, Charles Strouse, Stephen Temperley, John Weidman, David Yazbek, Maury Yeston, Gale Brewer, Tim Guinee, Julie Halston, and Billy Recce.
The production was directed by Tom D’Angora and Michael D’Angora, with music direction and arrangements by Deniz Cordell, associate music direction by Annie Pasqua, and artistic supervision by Pamela Hunt.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the closing remarks.
You can watch the stream for free HERE until April 22 (Philippine time).
Viewers can donate by clicking HERE. This event is presented through The Theatre Authority, Inc.