Music Supreme 流行音乐至尊

Critically praised by The Huffington Post as “Ecstatic & Enjoyably Old-Fashioned”, Disney’s Aladdin The Hit Broadway Musical is one of the most popular musical productions the world has seen. Its armfuls of accolades – totaling 52 major awards – include the Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “A Whole New World” at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes.

Aladdin3.jpg

aladdin1.jpg

Released in November 1992, the Disney Feature Animation was No. 1 movie of the year with over $530M gross (almost $1B in today’s dollars). It sold more than 25 million VHS/DVD units and well over 2 million soundtracks.

The pop version of the song also won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and is the first and only song from a Disney animated film to reach No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100.

Although this theatricality was at the core of the animated classic through its music, the beloved film is almost more of an action/adventure in its final form. The task of returning it to its original theatrical roots fell to a team of some of the most remarkable artists working on Broadway today.

Casey Nicholaw, director and choreographer, is best known for his Tony Award-winning direction of “The Book of Mormon”, as well as hits such as “The Drowsy Chaperone and Spamalot“.

Aladdin4.jpg

被著名的赫芬顿邮报赞誉为 “最令人欣喜若狂和愉快的古老经典”,迪斯尼的阿拉丁热门百老汇音乐是世界上最流行的音乐制作之一。除了夺得最佳配乐和最佳原创歌曲,“A Whole New World” 在奥斯卡颁奖典礼和金球奖大放异彩,共拿下共计52项大奖。

这部 “阿拉丁” 是在1992年11月由迪斯尼动画制作发行,也是首部电影在当年总票房超过530万元(几乎相等于今天10亿元)。至于录像带与 DVD 销售量超过2500万,还有逾200万的原声带销售。

这首歌曲的风头一时无两,除了赢得格莱美奖年度歌曲,并且是迪斯尼动画电影的第一首,也是唯一的歌曲达到Billboard年度榜单HOT100的第1位。

纵然这个结果是透过戏剧风格动画展现音乐核心,毕竟所有被人们喜爱的电影几乎动作与冒险结合形式。但是,最初展现戏剧根源的任务是落到今天在百老汇工作的最杰出艺术家团队。

至于导演兼编舞家 Casey Nicholaw,他的音乐剧 “The Book of Mormon” 在托尼奖获奖而闻名,还有 “The Drowsy Chaperone” 和 “Spamalot” 等音乐剧佳作。

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s