Hollywood Gown Oscars 2020 - based on Harriet Schock's song "Hollywood Town"https://youtu.be/1uQ_XPirkaMThis parody lyric Fred Landau- Video, edit and vocal Jan HorvathHollywood Gown Oscars 2020 (1:02 version) - followed by 2:44 audio-only of the parody songhttps://youtu.be/Ya-MDi9yBJY
And with Sam Mendes Broadway smash "The Lehman Trilogy" coming up, here's an AIG-Lehman Brothers parody we'd done based on a top 5 all-time favorite written by Harriet Schock:
The AIG CEO parody song - THAT AIN'T NO WAY TO TREAT ED LIDDY
https://youtu.be/Csk7kBuBbsAParody of "Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady"
Sung by George Osborne and Shauna Hicks, AIG-Lehman story and continuity consultant Julie Miller
The full 9-minute mini-musical (in case "The LehmanTrilogy" feels like too long a sit)
The HOLLYWOOD GOWN SONG (short version) - SAG AWARDS 2020 - feat. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's gown https://youtu.be/Zp58fA38qdo parody lyric by Fred Landau to Harriet Schock's "Hollywood Town" as heard on Manfred Mann's "Angel Station" album
and for historical context, looking back at our "Angelina Jolie's Leg" 2012 Oscars special edition 1:01 version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMe-0U24tw4 Extended 1:46 version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0QN41XBp1g feat. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's leg Also recalling the year after a few minor complaints that men should be included - and by odd chance, of one the sharpest-dressed men we "objectified" here at Golden Globes 2013 at 0:53 was - wait for it - Matt Lauer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C7ZkwWgiXs and also Keith Urban - who's always dressed perfectly when Nicole Kidman is the one being celebrated, but at times can be an unmade bed like us regular people when she's not there or when the event is about himself. (maybe Nicole or her dresser advises him) ------------- A couple of this blog's Jerry Herman parody-tributes
"Put on Your Sunday Clothes" Parody-Tribute
a warm parody-tribute to Bette Midler in Hello Dolly
Celebrating Kristin Chenoweth - we never need a reason, but her Broadway concert this season works fine as a reason.
A "Promises Promises" look-back - "Knowing When To Close"
She comes to the producers in a dream, when they are losing sleep about whether to risk recasting or take the profits and close https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf_ZsvMCZTo
In honor of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY (opening in the spring)
with parody lyrics to DELTA DAWN by Alex Harvey & Larry Collins, I AM WOMAN by Helen Reddy & Ray Burton, ANGIE BABY by Alan O'Day, YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD by Paul Williams & Ken Ascher, and AIN'T NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY by Harriet Schock
Our try to become to "Moulin Rouge" what "Spamilton" is to "Hamilton"
"Firework, Moulin Rouge version" our Parody-Tribute video
"I'll Get You Kicked Out of Here" - cell phones in the theater - a now-I've-seen-it-all, don't-mess-with-me, world-weary parody of "I Get a Kick Out of You" (The parody is done here with two-time MAC Award winner Sheree Sano adapting it to a certain great star)
(I'm told you have to have "Flash" on your computer to play this, but that most computers do.)
"Put Your Pain In the Hands of a Jew" - music by Skip Kennon, lyric by Fred Landau https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlzpDsd_q-k
sung by Neal Mayer. Skip and I write this to submit for a show that had been described as "jokes used as Jewish novocaine" - the show dropped that concept, and did very well as a show for having made that change, but recording this was great fun, looking back!
On the political end - we reprise our FALL 2010“Chrysanthemum Tea Party Overtures,” with a vocal and music production created by Sheree reflecting the Tea Party politics of that mid-term election year–