Category Archives: Musicians

More of the Audience Sounds Off About Live Music

Below we have a small sample of the positive comments and stories that have been coming in from all over the world in support of keeping Broadway music live: “I am a musician, have played many shows on Broadway and … Continue reading

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A Statement of Support From Singer/Songwriter Tommy James

We’re thrilled to announce a new supporter of our campaign to save live music: Tommy James!  Tommy James and the Shondells had a string of classic hits such as “Mony, Mony,” “Crimson and Clover,” and “I Think We’re Alone Now.” … Continue reading

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Bollocks! Even British Musicals Are Using Recorded Music!

Outside of New York, the most important city in the world for musical theater is London. Regrettably, the home to the world’s most famous theater, Shakespeare’s Globe, also faces the erosion of live musical theater through the use of recorded … Continue reading

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Broadway Lyricist Michael Korie on “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”

I saw “Priscilla” a few months ago and at the time didn’t realize that the orchestra was partially taped — but I did notice how tacky it sounded, and how the sound was disconcertingly canned.  All coming through those banks of speakers, … Continue reading

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A Musical Protest Against Priscilla

Here is some footage of last Thursday’s protest!  Thanks to everyone who came out in support of keeping Broadway live.

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A Musical Protest to Keep Broadway Live!

Where? In front of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” at the Palace Theater.  1564 Broadway (between 46th and 47th streets), New York, New York When? 7:00 PM, Thursday, May 26, 2011 Top Broadway musicians will be gathering in front of “Priscilla, … Continue reading

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Disco Veteran Coati Mundi (Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band) on Strings in Disco

“Back in the disco days STRINGS were front and center.  They were an integral part of the music thus they were figured into the recording budgets automatically. Strings were prominently featured in many of the disco classics like ‘Fly Robin … Continue reading

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Broadway Lyricist Michael Korie on Live Music

“I guess if you really want to know why live music in the theater is so essential, look at the arbiters of taste who think it’s unnecessary: the producers of cruise ship shows and theme park musicals. Any producers of … Continue reading

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Audiences and Musicians Sound Off About Live Music

Many thanks to everyone who has written to us to tell us why live music on Broadway matters to them.  We’ve received spirited, heartfelt comments through this website, our Facebook page, and our Twitter.  Here is a sample of what … Continue reading

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