|Disney Legend Alan Menken|
That changed tonight when my friend Austin sent me a link to Stitch Kingdom where they are reporting that guest in attendance said that Alan Menken introduced Proud of Your Boy saying that
"the musical is currently being tweaked for a Broadway run"
Now the sensible part of me is saying not to get too excited (after all Der Glockner Von Notre Dame has been being worked on for Broadway for what must be nearly a decade now since ending it's Berlin run), but screw it, I'm totally hyped and I was singing the Proud of Your Boy Reprise all the way to karate tonight. The fast transfer and subsequent Broadway success of Newsies, along with Aladdin being The Muny's best selling show this season and still breaking records at Tuacahn (where it's playing until mid-October) make me really optimistic this could actually happen!
Before I went out this evening I tweeted a few of the original cast members the Stitch Kingdom article asking if they'd be up for a Broadway reunion, so tonight I'm going to leave you with the words of Courtney Reed;
"y'all know I LOVE a reunion ;)"
Updated - Thanks to Stitch Kingdom we now have audio of Alan Menken saying the show is coming to Broadway AND his performances of the opening of the new song Somebody's Got Your Back and the Ashman/Menken classic Proud of Your Boy! The emotion Alan puts into that song always puts tears in my eyes.