When beautiful voices come together with exquisite music it is paradise. I remember when I first saw Linda Eder on Star Search. I thought she was so beautiful and her voice was magical. I knew she would be successful: she had it all. I believe that was when composer, Frank Wildhorn saw her and a wonderful collaboration began.
A few years later my husband and I had the privilege of seeing Jekyll & Hyde by the wonderfully talented Frank Wildhorn. Linda was great and the show was wonderful. Through the years I have seen it many times but I will always remember seeing it with Linda Eder. I have all of Linda’s music and listen to it in my art room.
Frank Wildhorn had the distinction of having three shows run on Broadway at the same time. These were Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Civil War. In 1997 the song Bring On The Men from Jekyll & Hyde was removed from the show. Both Linda and many fans disagreed with this choice. This song could definitely be considered raunchy, but on Broadway the music should enhance the character and the show and this song typified both. I loved it!
Josh Groban can sing anything. But when he sings Broadway, for me, well, there’s this paradise theme going again. Josh recently released a new album called Stages. And, oh my, it is spectacular. I’ve been playing this one in my art room every night since I bought it two weeks ago. Yeah, I like it.
On Wednesday, July 1st, at 1pm Eastern / 10am Pacific Time Movies Broadway Singers and Beyond will pay tribute to Linda Eder and Josh Groban. I will play Bring On The Men for you. I hope you enjoy this one.