|re: Frank Wildhorn and Jim|
||rockfenris2005 03:37 pm UTC 04/29/21|
|In reply to:||re: Frank Wildhorn and Jim - steven_stuart 01:45 pm UTC 04/29/21|
I remember reading somewhere back in 2002 that Jim and Frank were going to write a musical version of "Blade Runner" together. Can you imagine the sets indeed? What on earth would this have been like? What was "Bitches' Brew" written for, if anything?
Frank and Jim were also going to write "Ladyhawke" together, a three song project for Frank's CD collection that he was going to produce while he was still running Atlantic Theatre (a now defunct musical theatre label on Atlantic Records). It was called "The Romantics". I'm gathering that project died the dead, when Frank left Atlantic, but some of the mini-musicals he had planned (because they were all three song mini-musicals) evolved into musicals Frank would write later, like "Camille Claudel", "Scott & Zelda", "Bonnie & Clyde" and "Cyrano". Each of the mini-musicals would have contained lyrics from a different lyricist Frank was trying to work with, and Maury Yeston, Stephen Schwartz and Jim were all in there.
And then they were going to do "Excalibur", which did happen, but with no involvement from Jim. Instead the lyrics were written by a songwriter Frank had worked with on the South Korean musical "Tears of Heaven". Frank is huge over there, but for some reason that musical has never been performed there since.
> It would have been cool if Frank and Jim had ended up
> writing a show together. There were plans for them to do
> that but what happened? I read somewhere (ages ago, I
> can't remember where) that they were going to do Blade
> Runner (can you imagine the sets?) but someone else told
> me Excalibur. So I am not sure. Gosh though. Frank is a
> very prolific writer.
> > Frank Wildhorn had this to say about Jim on his
> > Instagram.
> > Quote:
> > RIP Jim Steinman
> > We once wrote a song together called “Bitches’ Brew.” All
> > he ever wanted to do was play 2nd base for the Yankees!
> > Love you so, my brother.
> > #jimsteinman #songwriter #legendary #badass
> > End Quote.
> > I wonder what that song's like!
> > I've been a fan of Frank's music for a while now too. I
> > think I can name all of his shows.
> > Jekyll & Hyde
> > Svengali
> > Victor/Victoria
> > The Scarlet Pimpernel
> > The Civil War
> > Dracula
> > Camille Claudel
> > Scott & Zelda
> > Mitsuko
> > Never Say Goodbye
> > Carmen
> > The Count of Monte Cristo
> > Cyrano de Bergerac
> > Bonnie & Clyde
> > Wonderland
> > Tears of Heaven
> > Artus Excalibur
> > Death Note
> > Mata Hari at the Moulin Rouge
> > The Man Who Laughs
> > Your Lie in April
> > He's just written a new symphony which is about to be
> > released, I think. It has not been easy finding his
> > albums.
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