Thursday, July 5, 2018

With "Cher Show" in pre-Broadway tryouts now - With the word "gypsy" being frowned upon recently, a more-P.C. parody rewrite


Cher parody - with the word "gypsy" being frowned upon these days in theater, a more-P.C. rewrite, dealing with the more modern social media aware Cher - "PCs, Apps and Tweets"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouMDcHTyhWw

vocal by Sheree Sano

Some material for the parody lyric was inspired by this NY Times article by Frank Bruni
https://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/21/movies/21cher.html

Monday, June 18, 2018

The poster for "The Last Starfighter" at SecondStory Repertory

The poster for our musical "The Last Starfighter"

I just flew back from Seattle after the last rehearsal and then the first performance the other night!






photo with program just above is by Allan at the showsiveseen-dot-com site


More info on the theater is at http://secondstoryrep.org/mainstage/season19/starfighter.html


Monday, May 14, 2018

Our way of celebrating Frank Sinatra today


Our way of celebrating Frank Sinatra today:  our Sinatra double-feature parody-tribute. Could be used as mood music for making Memorial Day or July 4th air travel plans. 

Part 1 - "Fly Me In The Nude" (but G-rated) - as Frank "patiently" goes though the full-body scanners at Newark Airport 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn3AcCmPL00 

Part 2- slightly less-P.C. "Flying with this Loon" - After boarding the plane, Frank heroically helps deck a suspicious character.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDtWUZx858s



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrating the exciting news Bette Midler will be back on Broadway as Dolly this summer!


Link to our pre-Tonys warm parody-tribute to Bette Midler in "Hello Dolly" to tune of "Put On Your Sunday Clothes"
(a parody by Fred Landau & Jan Horvath, with a vocal by Bruce Horvath)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv4JujI26zM

in the spirit of the fan who fainted at "Hello Dolly" back in previews, but told the paramedics "I'd sooner die than miss Act 2!"



"The Gross" (tune of "The Rose") - our YouTube parody-salute to premium seating and her "Priscilla" producing debut 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5CCbK-Qvoc



Celebrating Bette's earlier Broadway triumph starring as  Sue Mengers in the hit play "I'll Eat You Last"
tune of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - YouTube parody 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-JxVU5tTxM    sung by Jan Horvath

Monday, April 2, 2018

"Spring Break" number from our The Last Starfighter musical - in the "Ready Player One"/Ernest Cline spirit!



"Spring Break" - the 2nd act opener from our show "The Last Starfighter" (caveat: some PG-type teenager spring break content, as in that scene in the film)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhuQsuMb7VE



If you're near Seattle in June, the show opens June 15, 2018 at Second Story Repertory in Redmond, WA.

(Extra shameless plug:  You can find lots of info on the show at the youthplays.com site)


The "Last Starfighter" source material in recent Hollywood Reporter news - Who knows?  Maybe the "Last Starfighter" film remake will be sooner than we thought:
Star Wars Rogue One’s Gary Whitta talks about his plans for a Last Starfighter film reboot - 

Hollywood Reporter   April 2018https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/rogue-one-screenwriter-teases-last-starfighter-project-1099699

Friday, September 15, 2017

Link to new videos - Tax Reform (What a Wonderful World parody) and Jewish New Year (I Will Survive parody)

WHAT A ONE PERCENT WORLD -Steve Mnuchin parody-tribute on YouTube

Tax reform by  Steve Mnuchin, and his wife's infamous Twitter feed, based on the so-called "air travel scandal"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzMi9umls0g

Many thanks to the terrific Sheree Sano for the fabulous vocal!


And if you haven't seen it already:


With not that many eating days until Yom Kippur, here's a fasting YouTube - parody by Fred Landau, sung by our gifted neighbor Jan Horvath

"I Will Survive Yom Kippur" - parody

[this parody suggested and based on info in the NY Times New York Today column "Advice for Fasting" June 21, 2017]

Please spread the link around if you know people who might enjoy the parody!









Sunday, June 5, 2016

Lyric to honor the New York Times ArtsBeat column


Since I'd been writing lyrics in the NY Times reader-comment section for so long, the Times asked me to write a "parody lyric" on the subject of the ArtsBeat column coming to an end after all these years.  

It's at this link, towards the end of the article; you just have to scroll down a bit:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/06/01/service-advisory-artsbeat-is-finished/