A Whole New World of Alan Menken

Mar 30, 2019

Stories and Songs with 8-time Oscar®-Winning Composer Alan Menken

Overview

Join Alan Menken himself – the Oscar, Tony, and Grammy-award winning composer and pianist behind beloved scores including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin – for this one-man retrospective show, a must-see performance for any Broadway lover! The “living legend” (Broadway World) performs some of his best-loved tunes and tells the story of his expansive career, which includes co-creating the musical Little Shop of Horrors; adapting his own music from classic Disney films for the stage; and writing scores for movies like Newsies and Tangled.

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A Whole New World of Alan Menken showcases Alan Menken's expansive career.

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Alan Menken’s music and lyrics have become an integral part of the fabric of our lives since his first works were produced nearly 40 years ago. His stage musicals include God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Atina: Evil Queen of the Galaxy, Real Life Funnies, Little Shop of Horrors, Kicks, The Dream on Royal Street, Beauty and The Beast, A Christmas Carol, Weird Romance, King David, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, and A Bronx Tale.

Song and score credits for film musicals include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast (animated), Newsies, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, The Shaggy Dog, Home on the Range, Enchanted, Tangled, Mirror Mirror, and Beauty and the Beast (live action). Individual songs for film include Rocky V (“The Measure of a Man”), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (“My Christmas Tree”), Life with Mikey (“Cold Enough to Snow”), Noel (“Winter Light”), Captain America: First Avenger (“Star Spangled Man”), and Sausage Party (“The Great Beyond”). Television credits include writing songs for Sesame Street, the ABC mini-series Lincoln, a musical episode of The Neighbors, the ABC series Galavant, and the Disney Channel’s Tangled: The Series. His chart-topping songs have included the title song from “Beauty and the Beast,” “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas, and “Go the Distance” from Hercules. 

Menken has won more Academy Awards than any other living individual, including eight Oscars® (with four for Best Score and four for Best Song), 11 Grammy® Awards (including Song of the Year for “A Whole New World”), seven Golden Globes, London’s Evening Standard Award, the Olivier Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Drama Desk Award. He was also the recipient of a Tony Award and Drama Desk awards in 2012 for his score for Newsies. Other notable achievements include induction as a Member in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2008, receiving the lifetime achievement acknowledgement of the Johnny Mercer Award in 2017, writing a song that became Billboard’s number one single (“A Whole New World”), and creating a number one album (Pocahontas). In 2001, he received the distinction of being named a Disney Legend, an honor bestowed upon people who have made a significant impact on the Disney legacy. He was awarded two doctorates in Fine Arts from New York University and the North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2010, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has performed live at venues including the Hollywood Bowl, Segerstrom Center, and the Royal Albert Hall.