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WOW Broadway Maestro to Help Mad Cows
Alex and Lisa couldn't be more excited, scared and absolutely convinced they are in a parallel universe.
Why? Well, Larry Blank, world renowned orchestrator, and friend of Stephen Sondheim has said it would be “fun” to fly in from the States to help them with their production of Forum in April next year. No, we can’t believe it either!
How did this happen? It’s a simple story. Alex had a question about Forum’s score so she emailed Larry, an acknowledged expert. Well, if you don’t ask….
Not everybody knows about orchestrators but to give you all an idea of just how great Larry is here are just a few of the hundreds of famous people he has worked with, on both sides of the pond, in his long and illustrious career: Christine Baranski, John Barrowman, Michael Crawford, Kevin Kline, Robert De Niro, Marvin Hamlisch, Ruthie Henshall, Whoopi Goldberg, Kelsey Grammer, Josh Groban, Lorna Luft, Barry Manilow, Rita Moreno, Bette Midler, Elaine Paige, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Barbra Streisand, Elaine Stritch, Sally Ann Triplett and Yanni.
Alex just had to ask Larry why he was coming. He said
"I have so many good friends in Shrewsbury, that it's important to me to keep encouraging the very good quality of theatre and theatre experience available in the area. The talent that arrives in London, New York and Hollywood comes from somewhere. That doesn't rule out Shropshire!"
Role on April!
Want to learn more about Larry? Then go to: Larry Blank Interview