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I'm doing a new musical on Broadway, which opens in October called 'The Boy from Oz,' where I play Peter Allen. For those of you who don't know, he became first famous in America for marrying Liza Minelli.
I've dreamt of being in a movie musical for a long time. For some reason I never even thought 'Les Mis' would be possible.
But anyone who's done a musical knows; whether you're dancing or not, physically it's the most difficult thing you can do.
One of the interesting things about having little musical knowledge is that you generate surprising results sometimes; you move to places you wouldn't if you knew better.
We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music. No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience.
There are certain sounds that I've found work well in nearly any context. Their function is not so much musical as spatial: they define the edges of the territory of the music.
I don't want to do free jazz! Because free jazz - which is the musical equivalent of free marketeering - isn't actually free at all. It's just constrained by what your muscles can do.
I'm driven by the idea of characters and the song-cycle form is similar to a musical.
I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood. My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production, just like most of my movies were.
My parents were what I like to call proper musical fans. Lots of Sondheim was played in the car.
I'll come in with a string of riffs and direct the musical ideas. But you still need a band and their input to make the ideas come alive. You can't underestimate band chemistry.
I don't like to be entertaining. I don't like the feeling of being entertaining. If there was a musical or a comedy that was not just for entertainment but was rooted in something I could relate to on a real level, then I think I would do it.
I play a musical instrument a little, but only for my own amazement.
Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style.
I'm not suggesting people abandon musical instruments and start playing their cars and apartments, but I do think the reign of music as a commodity made only by professionals might be winding down.
I have to say I have an incredible musical education because of my father.
I know how to make it a great musical. I've got to. It's like I've got to see it on stage.
One reason I left local news was that I was tired of the constant musical chairs among news directors.
In the course of transferring all my CDs to my iPod, I have found myself wandering the musical hallways of my past and reacquainting myself with music I haven't listened to in years.
I believe that the brain has evolved over millions of years to be responsive to different kinds of content in the world. Language content, musical content, spatial content, numerical content, etc.
I see music as one language. If one musical form eats its own tail, it dies. So it needs to be a mongrel, it needs to be hybridised.
I wouldn't say no to other kinds of musical opportunities. I guess that it just depends on what it was or what it required me to do, and if I felt that it compromised my own soul.
A lot of people ask me why I don't expand and explore other musical areas, but I like the plain three- and four-chord rock-and-roll that I call the the semi-blues.
I never knew I'd be in a musical, let alone win an award for one.
I wouldn't succeed at musical theater.
Nobody else in the world has a form like the Native American musical, and Americans should be very proud.
I mean, I sing. But I don't think I'm a good enough singer to do any kind of musical.
I had an older brother who was very interested in literature, so I had an early exposure to literature, and and theater. My father sometimes would work in musical comedies.
Francis Ford Coppola
I try not to get trapped in any one musical or visual style at all.
I totally love to act. I don't care if it's a musical, a comedy. I just like to work and interact with other people.
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