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Alan Menken Boards Roy Rogers Musical 'Happy Trails,' Bound for Broadway

“Happy Trails,” the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans bio-musical intended to jump-start an overall resurgence of the Rogers brand, has corralled its complete creative team with composer Alan Menken, lyricist Glenn Slater and director Des McAnuff all signing on to work with book writer Marshall Brickman on a show aiming to make a major splash on Broadway. 366 more words


Alan Menken to return to Broadway with Roy Rogers musical 'Happy Trails'

Alan Menken and Glenn Slater are turning from the medieval knights of Galavant to a Hollywood cowboy.

Producers today announced that Menken and Slater are writing the music and lyrics for  171 more words

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Marshall Brickman's Roy Rogers Musical Sets Creative Team Topped By Des McAnuff

The happy trails to Broadway may have turned into a long and winding road but writer Marshall Brickman’s biotuner project about cowboy and cowgirl marrieds Roy Rogers and Dale Evans is back on track with a fleshed out creative team. 157 more words


Broadway's Carole King Role Goes To 'Superstar's Mary Magdalene

Chilina Kennedy, who played Mary Magdalene in Des McAnuff’s Stratford-to-Broadway transfer of Jesus Christ Superstar, is set to take over for Tony winner Jessie Mueller in… 81 more words


Des McAnuff nominated for Directors Guild of America Award

TORONTO — Theatre director Des McAnuff, who spent most of his life in Ontario, was nominated Wednesday for a Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award. 232 more words


Jersey Boys remains a musical for all seasons

Back in 2004, long before he became artistic director of the Stratford Festival, Des McAnuff directed the first production of a musical called Jersey Boys at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. 911 more words


Broadway's 'Doctor Zhivago' Casts Its Lead Roles

Tam Mutu, the London stage actor who’s never before appeared on Broadway, will play the title role in “Doctor Zhivago,” the musical that opens in the spring at the Broadway Theater. 203 more words