The soundtrack for the live-action "Little Mermaid" film was released today for digital purchase and streaming, with the physical versions of CD and Vinyl hitting stores May 26.Listen to clips of the songs here!
March 1st, 2023.Purchase tickets
Alan performs his solo "A Whole New World of Alan Menken" concert at the piano across several dates and locations in Japan Feb. 28th through March 2nd.Purchase tickets
Performances run from February 22nd to March 19th 2023, with Opening Night March 1st.Purchase tickets
Alan Menken received the Max Steiner Film Achievement Award at the "Hollywood in Vienna" gala.
Stars from Broadway and the West End performed at the concert and ceremony at the Vienna Concert Hall (Wiener Konzerthaus) with a full symphony orchestra, conducted by Michael Kosarin.
Alan has collaborated with Randy Rainbow, writing the new song "Pink Glasses" which appears on Randy's new album. Broadway Records has released the album, entitled "A Little Brains, A Little Talent" and is available digitally and physically everywhere music is sold.Listen on SPOTIFY now
Alan and Glenn Slater have been nominated for "Outstanding Original Song For A Preschool, Children’s Or Animated Program" for their song “Nothing Left To Lose” from "Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure". After winning their first Emmy last season, this is a consecutive nomination from the same television series.Watch the song here
Disney Theatricals is currently at work on a production of Beauty and the Beast which will tour the UK and Ireland in May 2021. The tour will launch with a five week run at Curve Leicester. The original creative team (including Alan) from the Broadway production will be joining the revival.Click here to sign up for updates and tickets
The film follows the captivating life story of Disney Legend and Academy Award®-winning Lyricist Howard Ashman. As a large part of Howard's life, Alan is not only interviewed in the film, but he also composed the original film score for the documentary.Click to watch the film here
EGOT, an acronym for the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards, is the designation given to people who have won all four awards. Having won his recent Emmy Award, Alan becomes the 16th person in history to have accomplished this feat.
Alan and Glenn Slater (lyrics) have won a Daytime Emmy Award for their song "Waiting in the Wings" from the second season of the Disney Animated TV show "Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure".
Due to current world events, this event has been postponed. Alan has been named the current award honoree. The award is bestowed by the City of Vienna and named for Austrian composer Max Steiner (who penned the scores of Gone With the Wind, Casablanca and more).Purchase tickets here
Currently postponed to a later date this year, come and enjoy Alan performing a solo concert of some of his best-loved tunes, as well as experiencing some a variety of multimedia surprises along the way.Purchase tickets here
Alan just returned from a concert series of the animated "Beauty and the Beast", performed with full orchestra in front of a total audience of 30,000 people, and was joined on stage with Paige O'Hara, the original voice of Belle from the film.
The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) honored Alan with the SCL’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.See BMI article and slideshow
Live musical performances by a star-studded cast is interwoven into the broadcast of the animated classic.Visit official site
Returning to the role of Deloris Van Cartier for the 2020 London production next spring.Get tickets here
The 2019–2020 North American tour of the Broadway musical A Bronx Tale launches today, featuring American Idol winner Nick FradianiFind details here
Jonathan Groff and Tammy Blanchard star in the Michael Mayer-helmed production at the Westside Theatre.Get tickets here
The Public Works/Public Theatre's production of the new stage version of Hercules receives glowing reviews.Read the New York Times article here:
Though legendary lyricist Howard Ashman died far too young, his impact on Broadway, movies, and the culture at large were incalculable. He and his artistic partner, composer Alan Menken, scored an Off-Broadway sensation with their musical redux of Little Shop of Horrors. And, when Disney snatched up the two in the mid-’80s, they revitalized the struggling Mouse House with hits like The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. When the lyricist and librettist died of AIDS-related complications in 1991, one of his biggest triumphs—Disney’s instant classic Beauty and the Beast—wouldn’t hit theaters for another six months. Told entirely through rare archival footage and interviews with Ashman’s family, friends, associates, and longtime partner Bill Lauch, Howard is an intimate tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent and a rousing celebration of musical storytelling itself.