Music for StickFly
This just in: not only will Alicia Keys be producing the Broadway production of Lydia Diamond’s play StickFly, but she will also be composing music. This is great news for all sorts of reasons, including:
- Original music for a play! This is less and less common these days, and unfortunately so – many great works of music came out of the theatrical tradition, ranging from Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King” (from Peer Gynt) to Mendelhesson’s Midsummer’s Night Dream suite to the works of John White. It’s the predecessor of the modern TV and movie soundtrack.
- A new opportunity to heighten and reinforce the overall affect [sic] of the entire production.
- An additional entry point for non-theatregoers to discover a wonderful play and theatrical experience.
Great news all around.