He’s had many of his projects adapted into Broadway musicals, including , which are also on the docket for future live-action renderings.“I think of myself as an architect,” he said.“I design a structure and other people live in it.”It’s one of the qualities that makes him such a skilled composer and songwriter.“His music, I find, is very easy to sing because he’s done all the work for you. It’s all there,” Broadway vet Audra Mc Donald said.These are the songs we seek solace in when we want to know that somebody else has felt that way too. Click here to tell us which songs you think we should have included Whether in its original, spare funk version or the orchestrated Trevor Horn take that appeared on the classic The Lexicon of Love album, this debut single provided a fine showcase for the sophisticated romanticism of the Sheffield popsters.Despite the universal “blueprint that says boy meets girl”, former music journo Martin Fry is struggling in his quest to find love’s “real Mc Coy”, and contends, in his angsty croon, that tears are not enough to prove that a girl’s emotions are genuine.
(Ashman died of complications from AIDS before the animated film was released.)The cuts also made room for three new songs from Menken and Rice, including a more fitting ballad for the Beast, “Evermore,” sung after he lets Belle go.“We had these up numbers and the one ballad so we felt we could afford gentler or more anthem-ic moments,” Menken said of the new songs.Whether it’s keeping the household together to breaking through the glass ceiling in the workplace to pushing for progress on Capitol Hill and making an impression on the red carpet, women have made major contributions to our lives.With March marking Women’s History Month, the Boombox looked through the catalogs of some fearless females in hip-hop and R&B to pick songs celebrating women.But it is unique to the structure of a stage musical,” Menken said recently.“I made a few attempts to go, ‘Well could it just be right there’ and (lyricist) Tim Rice said to me, ‘It would be like writing ‘Don’t Cry for Me Brazil.’ ”So, on the cutting room floor it went, along with some of the other Broadway additions, like “Home” (although some of the music from that song does make it into the new film).