A Face In The Crowd: new musical

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Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

Postby FAVEHOUR » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:36 pm

you wouldn't think so, no.....

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Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

Postby Man out of Time » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:39 am

It looks like Hugh Jackman may also be in New York at the moment. This article from the New York Times in mid-February had him there filming "The Greatest Showman"- coincidentally a musical about PT Barnum (subject of The Secret Songs). The article says:

"when “The Greatest Showman” is done, Mr. Jackman said, his schedule will be clear. “I’m actually freer than I’ve ever been,” he said. “I don’t have anything actually planned for after this movie, which is really exciting for me.”

So he would be free to be involved in A Face In The Crowd.

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Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

Postby bronxapostle » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:02 am

FAVEHOUR wrote:you wouldn't think so, no.....


RIGHT? i am sure, BET MY PAYCHECK POSITIVE IN FACT, that they have a 90 minute set, that all four can plow through, if awoken in the middle of the night, after four years off the road and play it letter perfect, with a BIG handful of off the cuff requests playable as well. :D :D :D

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Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

Postby sweetest punch » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:37 am

I made a mistake a few posts back that led to some confusing comments.
The Imposters play this one off gig on Saturday and not on Friday.
And this gig is in Washington ( and not New York).
I made these posts quickly at work on my smartphone.
Guess that wasn't a good idea after all.
I'm sorry for that.
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Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

Postby johnfoyle » Sat May 13, 2017 1:46 pm

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That time I caught a glimpse of Elvis Costello's hat and sunglasses #elviscostello #musicalgenius



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Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:21 pm

Elvis talks about the musical in a new interview in Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/featu ... ic-w488090

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You're working on a musical version of A Face in the Crowd, and playing some of those songs live. Could that end up as an Elvis Costello album as well?

I couldn't say it hadn't crossed my mind that I might sing these songs and put 'em down in some way. But, you know, the show is moving along at such a speed now. It's a different process than anything I've ever done. It's somewhere between making an album and making a big movie. In terms of people pooling their resources, their schedules, it'd be like if you were trying to cut The New Basement Tapes, except you only wanted to have Beyoncé and Adele and Bono on it. Then you might have had a bit more difficulty getting the studio time!
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Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

Postby sweetest punch » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:40 pm

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http://www.lemonde.fr/musiques/article/ ... 54986.html

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Vous aviez annoncé ne plus souhaiter enregistrer d’albums après Wise Up Ghost, votre album de 2013 avec les Roots. Mais vous écrivez toujours des chansons ?

J’en ai écrit 19 pour une comédie musicale qui, je l’espère, sera montée en 2018, A Face in The Crowd, fondée sur une nouvelle dont Elia Kazan a tiré un film [Un homme dans la foule, 1957]. L’histoire d’un chanteur de hillbilly qui devient un démagogue médiatique. Et la dernière en date est à moitié en français, à moitié en anglais, elle s’intitule Adieu Paris (l’envie des étoiles).

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You announced that you would no longer wish to record albums after Wise Up Ghost, your 2013 album with Roots. But you still write songs?

I wrote 19 for a musical that, I hope, will be staged in 2018, A Face in The Crowd, based on a short story from which Elia Kazan shot a film [A Man in the Crowd, 1957]. The story of a hillbilly singer who becomes a media demagogue. And the latest is half French, half English, it is called Adieu Paris (the envy of the stars).
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Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

Postby bronxapostle » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:16 pm

How many of 19 can we list please?
Okay... i can start. Cut, paste, continue please.

A FACE IN THE CROWD
VITAJEX
THEY CALL ME MRS. LONESOME
BLOOD AND HOT SAUCE
AMERICAN MIRROR
BURN THE PAPER DOWN TO ASH
THEY'RE NOT LAUGHING AT ME NOW
THIS UNEASY HOUR
STRIPPING PAPER
UNDER LIME
ADIEU PARIS
A TOWN CALLED RIDDLE
BIG STARS HAVE TUMBLED
WHAT IS THAT I NEED THAT I DON'T ALREADY HAVE
ISABELLE IN TEARS


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Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

Postby bronxapostle » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:48 pm

Wow, so I am in error here including some that do NOT belong

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Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:59 pm

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/en ... story.html

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Inside the hotel’s intimate lounge, Costello sang, “You Shouldn’t Look at Me That Way,” a lushly orchestrated, bittersweet love song he wrote for the movie, paying particular attention to the film’s star, Annette Bening, in the audience. He also performed his old standby “Alison” and a song he has written for a musical adaptation of Budd Schulberg’s “A Face in the Crowd,” a project that will be going into its third workshop soon.
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Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

Postby sweetest punch » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:58 pm

http://variety.com/2017/music/news/elvi ... 202637190/

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“That’s separate from the 19 songs that I wrote for ‘A Face in the Crowd’” — his musical-theater update of the Budd Schulberg novel about a corrupt populist politician that became most famous in Elia Kazan’s 1957 film version. he says. “I don’t know how far away from opening night we are with ‘Face in the Crowd.’ You know that business — the theater world is a complicated amount of agreements between the resources, the cast, and the timing, apart from what the actual thing is about.

“But I have been previewing ‘Face in the Crowd’ songs in my shows with the agreement of my cohorts, [director] Des McAnuff and [book co-writer] Sarah Ruhl.” (He even played one of them at the “Film Stars” after-party; see the video, above.) “It’s a good way of getting the measure of whether these songs read to an audience on one hearing… and also thinking about what kind of voices could sing these, because it’s not going to be me singing them in the musical. All of that is all investigation, aside from the fact that it’s just thrilling to play a [new] song and have somebody go, ‘Hey, that’s good,’ or ‘That makes me laugh.'”
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Des McAnuff: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des_McAnuff
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Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:25 pm

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... -interview

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You also continue to workshop a musical based on 1957 classic, A Face in the Crowd, a film that seems more relevant today than ever.

I wrote 19 songs for A Face in the Crowd. It’s a great film. We went back to [Budd Schulberg’s original short story], “Your Arkansas Traveler.” Sarah Ruhl adapted that as much as the screenplay Schulberg wrote for [director Elia] Kazan. It will be on a stage. It has a different rhythm, different presentation [from the film]. It doesn’t have the luxury of cinematic cutting. It has to do things in the frame of a theater. Like Paddy Chayefsky’s Network, it’s about the ability of television to make monsters. I wouldn’t demean the story by comparing it to the present resident of the White House because that would be somebody too mediocre to trouble with because this will pass.
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Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

Postby edney » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:48 am

The 19th song would be “Adieu Paris (L’Envie Des Etoiles”).

Wasn't it suggested that he had recently written this song for the production?

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Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

Postby sweetest punch » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:20 am

Adieu Paris is written for a famous French artist. We don’t know yet who.
My guess for the 19th song is This Uneasy Hour. Hasn’t Elvis discribed this song as “heard playing on the radio in the early hours of morning”?
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