Alan Menken

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (STAGE)

A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination!

 

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Virginia Theatre, NY - 2003

Virginia Theatre 2003

Orpheum Theatre, NY - 1982

Virginia Theatre 2003

Virginia Theatre 2003

Orpheum Theatre, NY - 1982

Virginia Theatre 2003

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Alan's Thoughts

The Broadway revival of “Little Shop of Horrors” in 2003 was one tough experience to live through. We started with a quirky, dark take on Howard’s and my 1982 production Off-Broadway. The plug was pulled on that production out of town. I will forever live with the pain of how that affected many relationships I cherished. But then, with Jerry Zaks at the helm, a delightful and lovingly faithful production came to Broadway. And as much as I wish we could have seen that first impulse through, I will always be grateful for the great talents who stepped in to bring “Little Shop” back to life at the Virginia Theater.