Disney’s The Jungle Book cast so far: Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Ben Kingsley as the voice of Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of Rakcha, Scarlett Johansson as the voice of Kaa and Idris Elba as the voice of Shere Khan (x x x x)


And not only is the cast amazing, but the film is going to be a mixture of live-action and animation (a-la Mary Poppins). Neel Seth (Mowgli),is going to be the only live-action actor and everyone else’s characters will be animated AND I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED.

Except why is Disney just remaking the classics?

I don’t get this trend.

(Source: starberry-cupcake, via thedevilsingssondheim)

Birmingham’s theatre critic (finally) saw Annie last night (better late than never). He has a ridiculously small word count to work with, but I did get a mention! He described my Rooster as “a hoot.”

I’ll take it!

And once again I identify with owls……..

Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano



If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time, you probably know how enthusiastic I am about The Liaisons Project. Pianist Anthony De Mare and his team have recorded two-thirds of the projected three-disc set of 36 Sondheim songs reimagined by our greatest living composers from the worlds of classical music, jazz, and Broadway. 

There’s a crowd-funding campaign to push this project to the finish line, with an anticipated album release date of November 2015. Please contribute, even if all you can give is a few dollars. (The Liaisons Project has partnered with Fractured Atlas, a nonprofit supporter of the arts, so portions of your donation are tax-deductible, if that’s your thing.)

I am proud to say that I am the very first contributor to the campaign (but otherwise not involved - just a fan!), and I hope you will join me in making this album a reality!

Let’s make this recording a reality!

I want to hear this and have it so that I can play it in my office hours someday! Or as cocktail party background music! Or as music to weep to in the bathtub. You know… Normal reasons.

(via beyond-the-hills-of-tomorrow)

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