Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New volume of "21st Century Oldies" coming very soon


New volume of "21st Century Oldies"  on Amazon. 

https://www.amazon.com/21st-Century-Oldies-Broadway-Snubbed/dp/1729845649/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543975264&sr=8-1&keywords=21st+century+oldies

Volume 5:   
BROADWAY PARODY LYRICS
“What You Did Got Snubbed”
  
Sing-along parody lyrics by Fred Landau
21stcentury events sung to the tune of Broadway music


LIST OF SONGS BEING PARODIED

11  OPENING THOUGHT

Good Seats Are Going  (tune of GOOD THING GOING– from Merrily We Roll Along)


15  POP MUSIC ON BROADWAY

I Will Revive (tune of I WILL SURVIVE – from Priscilla Queen of the Desert)

I Raid My Keogh (tune of I GO TO RIO – from Boy from Oz)

We Love the Spotlight (tune of I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE – from Priscilla Queen of the Desert)

Anything But U (tune of ANYTHING FOR YOU – from On Your Feet


25  THE THEATER AUDIENCE

Turn Those Seats Around (tune of TURN THE BEAT AROUND – from On Your Feet)

I Like to Be At the Opera (tune of AMERICA – from West Side Story)

Sit!  (Pres. Obama Visits “Hamilton”) (tune of ZIP! – from Pal Joey)

Kids of Three Will Never Be Next to Me (tune of FREE TO BE YOU AND ME)

I’m Still Queer (tune of I’M STILL HERE – from Follies)

39  TICKET PRICES & WHERE TO SIT

Defy Capacity (tune of DEFYING GRAVITY – from Wicked)

Another Hundred Donors (tune of ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE – from Company)

I Can’t Afford to See This Show (tune of UNWORTHY OF YOUR LOVE – from Assassins)

These Seats Are An Effront’ry -
(tune of A WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY – from A Little Night Music)


49  DIVAS, DIVOS & NAMES ON BROADWAY

I Got Loud (tune of I GOT LOVE – from Purlie)

You’ll get a Kick Out of Penn (tune of I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU – from Anything Goes)

Some Roses (tune of SOME PEOPLE – from Gypsy)

The Guy’s a Big Star (Tony Snub Song) (tune of STAR! – from the film Star!)

59  REVIVALS & REVISALS

It feels a Little Listless (tune ofWE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS – from Mame)

You’re Scaring Us (tune ofAQUARIUS – from Hair)

The Bard College Curly-as-villain “Oklahoma” (tune ofKANSAS CITY – from Oklahoma!)

You Gotta Hire the British (tune ofYOU GOTTA GET A GIMMICK – from Gypsy)

69  THE INTERNET & COMPUTERS

Every Day I’m on the Net (tune ofE VERY DAY A LITTLE DEATH – from A Little Night Music)

My Icons (tune of LIAISONS- from a Little Night Music)

Send! (tune of SEND IN THE CLOWNS – from A Little Night Music)

77  MISCELLANEOUS

The Fellows Who Lunch (tune ofTHE LADIES WHO LUNCH – from A Little Night Music)

Morning Joe (tune ofMORNING GLOW – from Pippin)


83    A POSSIBLE “MOULIN ROUGE”
PARODY PLAYLIST


93    APPENDIX
Script of I Never Miss a Larry Kramer Musical
- songs parodied:  
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,  Chapel of Love , The Rose, 
What I Did for Love,  Wind Beneath My Wings ,
From a Distance,   One for My Baby, 
We Need a Little Christmas – reprise, The Rose – reprise, 
a 2017 extra:  Put On Your Sunday Clothes




Also, with "The Cher Show" opening soon:

With "The Cher Show" about to hit Broadway:
Some Cher worship - parody-tribute - With the word "gypsy" being frowned upon these days in theater, a more-P.C. version, dealing with the modern social-media-aware Cher - 

"PCs, Apps and Tweets" - thanks to Sheree Sano for the vocal!

Some material for the Cher parody lyric was inspired by this NY Times article by Frank Bruni

Thursday, August 23, 2018

A "Moulin Rouge" Parody-Tribute, tune of Katy Perry's "Firework" as sung in the show by Karen Olivo



This is the first time I recall being at a show which was actually encouraging us to take photos before the show, at intermission, after the show: as long as we don 't while the actual show is going on. During intermission, lots of people took photos with the huge logo in the background. I actually think this approach may even have been a great reminder NOT to do it during the show.

"Firework, Moulin Rouge version" our Parody-Tribute video 
[still just one Firework, they had to cut corners somewhere] 

and 
CHATTING IS A SHOW’S BEST FRIEND -  a “Moulin Rouge Parody Playlist” update for Satine’s take on “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”



Maybe trying to be to "Moulin Rouge" what "Spamilton" is to "Hamilton," except online - that may be parodying a parody, but why not?   [updating regularly!] 


Friday, August 3, 2018

Looking ahead to the fall and the Jewish New Year:

Looking ahead to the Jewish New Year:


With not all that many eating days until Yom Kippur, another look at our High Holy Days fasting YouTube - 
parody lyric by Fred Landau, sung by 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]

and:

A tribute to Jewish stand-up comedy - music by Skip Kennon, lyric by Fred Landau (sung by the many voices of Neal Mayer) 
"Put Your Pain in the Hands of a Jew”


Please spread the links around if you know people who might enjoy them!




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

Friday, September 15, 2017

Salute to Tax Reform (What a Wonderful World 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:
"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]









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/