Archive for the 'Musical Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Did Richard Rodgers Keep The Melody for “Edelweiss” From Being Used for a Hymn?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about musicals and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the musical urban legends featured so far. MUSICAL URBAN LEGEND: Richard Rodgers would not let the melody of “Edelweiss” be used for religious hymns. As I mentioned […]

Did Paul Robeson Originate the Role of Joe in Show Boat?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about musicals and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the musical urban legends featured so far. MUSICAL URBAN LEGEND: Paul Robeson originated the role of Joe (and as a result, first sang the song “Old Man […]

Was There Nearly a Muppet Version of Into the Woods?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about musicals and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the musical urban legends featured so far. MUSICAL URBAN LEGEND: Into the Woods was almost made into a film by Jim Henson Productions. Into the Woods was […]

Did Andrew Lloyd Webber Have a Hit Dance Song About the Video Game Tetris?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about musicals and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the musical urban legends featured so far. MUSICAL URBAN LEGEND: Andrew Lloyd Webber had a hit dance single on the British charts in 1992 with a song […]

Did Cole Porter Work On Song Lyrics While Lying Crushed Under a Horse?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about musicals and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the musical urban legends featured so far. MUSICAL URBAN LEGEND: Cole Porter worked on song lyrics while lying crushed underneath a horse. Cole Porter is one of […]

Was “Edelweiss” Based on an Austrian Folk Song?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about musicals and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the musical urban legends featured so far. MUSICAL URBAN LEGEND: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s song “Edelweiss” is based on an Austrian folk song. “Edelweiss” was the last song […]

Were the Kennedys First Called “Camelot” Because of the Musical Camelot?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about musicals and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the musical urban legends featured so far. MUSICAL URBAN LEGEND: The Kennedys being referred to as “Camelot” came about directly because of the musical Camelot. When John […]