The BMI Workshop Songbook Podcast showcases twenty never-before-available songs written by members and alumni of the Tony-honored musical theatre writers' workshop, sung by some of Broadway's best and brightest performers.
Episode #20: "Man in the Moon" - sung by Christine Ebersole
"Man in the Moon" Music and Lyrics by Jeff Blumenkrantz Sung by Christine Ebersole Accompanied on the piano by Jeff Blumenkrantz Guest host: Scott Frankel
Episode #19: "Belle Reve" - sung by Victoria Clark
"Belle Reve" Music and Lyrics by Beth Falcone Sung by Victoria Clark Accompanied on the piano by Beth Falcone
Episode #18: "I Just Met a Man" - sung by Emily Skinner
"I Just Met a Man" Music by Gerald Stockstill Lyrics by Nancy Stark Sung by Emily Skinner Accompanied on the piano by Gerald Stockstill
Episode #17: "He's My Tiger, She's My Fox" - sung by Mary Beth Peil and Gerry Vichi
"He's My Tiger, She's My Fox" Music and Lyrics by Davia Sacks Sung by Mary Beth Peil and Gerry Vichi Accompanied on the piano by Jeff Blumenkrantz
Episode #16: "Tom Sawyer" - sung by Michael Arden
"Tom Sawyer" Music and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa Sung by Michael Arden Accompanied on the piano by Jeff Blumenkrantz
Episode #15: "Dream Come True" - sung by Jessica Molaskey
"Dream Come True" Music and Lyrics by Lucy Coolidge Sung by Jessica Molaskey Accompanied on the piano by Jeff Blumenkrantz
Lovely series of songs, but...
I so wish they’d make another round of songs that have come about due to the BMI musicals workshop. Jeff Blumenkrantz is the perfect host for this, the performers are stellar, and I loved hearing all the songs.
BUT, for some time now, one song is no longer available to be listened to, and I can’t help but wonder whether that isn’t (or more likely, is) due to the Disney powers, now that those two songwriters are best known for writing the songs for FROZEN. I’m figuring Disney doesn’t feel “The Pregnancy Song” fits well with the image they want for Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. While Disney can’t very well quash everything about AVENUE Q, perhaps they can remove this song from this podcast, or get the songwriters to do so. Just a hunch. Perhaps all that is also why no more copies of the songbook/sheet music are being made available. Hmmm. Am I being a paranoid conspiracy crazy? Anyway, so glad I got to hear and learn the song, before it disappeared.
This was a limited run series but totally entertaining and alot of fun. Here's hoping that Jeff can bring this back in a second season with an equally stellar line up of talent and music.