Alan Menken Writing Original Music for ABC's "Galavant" Pilot
By Adam Hetrick
Tony and Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken will write original music for the new ABC fairytale pilot "Galavant," according to Deadline.com.
Joshua Sasse will star in the leading role of the comedy that will also feature Karen David, Mallory Jansen, Luke Youngblood and Vinnie Jones.
Penned by Dan Fogelman, Sasse stars as the penniless Prince Galavant, who is on a quest for revenge against the wealthy evil king who stole his true love.
Composer Alan Menken's theatre work includes God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Little Shop of Horrors, Real Life Funnies, Atina: Evil Queen of The Galaxy, Kicks, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Beauty And The Beast, A Christmas Carol, Weird Romance, King David, Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, Aladdin and Newsies. His film credits include "Little Shop of Horrors," "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty And The Beast," "Newsies," "Aladdin," "Pocahontas," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "Hercules," "Life With Mikey," "Lincoln," "Home On The Range," "Noel," "Enchanted," "Shaggy Dog," "Tangled" and "Mirror Mirror." His awards include eight Oscars (19 nominations), 11 Grammys (including Song of the Year), seven Golden Globes, Tony (plus four nominations), Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, New York Drama Critics, Olivier and London’s Evening Standard Award and Drama League Award.
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