Sunday 12 March 2023

Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally collaborate on Broadway with original musical Shucked!

 The seeds have been planted.
Now all we need is a little water, a little sunshine, and a whole lotta love.

 Corn like you've never seen it before. 🌽 A new musical comedy comes to Broadway #getshucked

 PROMISES EARWORM SONGS & MANY LAUGHS—SOUNDS AMAIZING!” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

Purchase TICKETS via  www.shuckedmusical.com

 Watch two wonderful scores "Maybe Love" and "Friends" below 
from the farm-to-fable musical
(L-R) Shane McAnally, Robert Horn,  Brandy Clark 
(Cornfield photos by Emilio Madrid)


 



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Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, who collectively have earned three Grammy Awards and 18 Grammy nominations. Their song writing partnership has produced some of the most lauded country albums in history and now they are taking on Broadway with the original musical Shucked! This is the first Broadway musical they have worked on, a project which started 10 years ago.

On Feb 23, 2023 BroadwayWorld TV shared exclusive monochrome video footage of the song 'Maybe Love' the first song from SHUCKED written and performed by Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally.


A ten-time GRAMMY nominee and CMA Awards “Song of the Year” recipient, Brandy Clark is one of her generation’s most respected and celebrated songwriters and musicians. Her songs include Kacey Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow,” Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart,” The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two” and Hailey Whitter’s “Ten Year Town.” Her past two solo albums—2013’s 12 Stories and 2016’s Big Day in a Small Town—each garnered immense critical acclaim landing on “Best of the Year” lists at New York Magazine, Billboard, NPR Music, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, etc. NPR Music’s Ann Powers calls her, “a storyteller of the highest caliber,” while Rolling Stone’s Will Hermes declares, “a country visionary…the consolation of a beautiful voice delivering a well-built song, cold truth rising from it like fog off dry ice.”

McAnally’s credits are endless having written and produced for the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and others was named Songwriter of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in 2014.

Shucked, with book by Tony Award winner Robert Horn, music and lyrics by Clark and McAnally and direction by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, is the hilarious and heartfelt tale of what happens when small town meets the big city, the importance of community, and, of course... corn.

SHUCKED is the new musical comedy from some of the hottest names on Broadway—and Nashville! Featuring a book by Tony Award® winner Robert Horn (Tootsie), a score by the Grammy® Award-winning songwriting team of Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally and directed by Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien (Hairspray), this corn-fed, corn-bred American musical is sure to satisfy your appetite for great musical theatre.

The show's first preview took place on Weds, March 8, 2023, and will officially open at the Nederlander Theatre (208 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036. Get Directions ) on Tuesday, April 4. 

You can view full CAST members, read the Creative Credits and purchase TICKETS via  www.shuckedmusical.com

 Below, check out a video which features rehearsal footage of the Broadway cast ahead of the show's first preview on Wednesday, March 8. The show will officially open at the Nederlander Theatre on Tuesday, April 4.

 "Friends" from Shucked: A New Musical Comedy performed by Brandy Clark & Shane McAnally published on March 1, 2023

 “We just want people to walk away feeling the effects of something bigger than what they think they saw, which is about inclusion, which is about the state of our world, and how love can prevail, and although that's a really simple and corny message, it's true” - Shane McAnally

So how did Brandy and Shane first get into theater? 
We've got the corn-infused tea: Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally on Theater published Feb 17, 2023 by Shucked Broadway

 

Additionally, on March 8, 2023 Shucked Broadway previewed and published "Woman of the World" from the musical comedy performed by Caroline Innerbichler (Maizy) in honour of #InternationalWomensDay. You can watch it HERE.


On March 9 Brandy posted on
Twitter & Instagram: Previews week for the corniest show on Broadway start now! @shanemcanally - honored to be your creative partner in @shuckedmusical 🌽 #getshucked 📸@emiliomadrid

On the March 10, 2023 episode of The Broadway Show, Broadway.com
Managing Editor Beth Stevens sits down with the Shucked songwriters to
learn about the farm-to-fable musical

This is the first Broadway musical that you have worked on. How did this project come to you, and what does it feel like to be working on a completely original musical for the stage?

Interview: What Is SHUCKED? Songwriters Brandy Clark & Shane McAnally Discuss Broadway's Newest Original Musical

Clark and McAnally talk to Broadway World about their longtime partnership, creating the music for Shucked, what audiences can expect to see and more (Chloe Rabinowitz Mar. 01, 2023 )

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ABOUT SHUCKED

Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC), Salt Lake City’s fully professional regional theatre, announced its 2022-2023 season, which includes the world premiere of a new Broadway musical, SHUCKED

Shucked is the new musical comedy from some of the hottest names on Broadway, featuring a book by Tony Award®-winner ROBERT HORN (Tootsie), and a score written by Grammy Award®-winner SHANE MCANALLY and ten-time Grammy Award®-nominee BRANDY CLARK. It is directed by Tony Award®-winner JACK O’BRIEN (Hairspray).

“This is a hilarious musical fable about an unlikely hero, an unscrupulous con man, and an unforgettable battle for the heart and soil of a small town,” said PTC Artistic Director KAREN AZENBERG. “This outrageously funny new musical comedy comes from some of the most awarded and respected talent on Broadway, and it’s something no one else in the country will have a chance to see before PTC patrons.” Shucked premiered at PTC October 28 through November 12, 2022.

 “Shucked,” will open on Broadway in  spring 2023.

The show played at the Nederlander Theatre and preview performances began on March 8, 2023, ahead of opening night on April 4, 2023.


















“Shucked” features a book by Robert Horn, who won a Tony in 2019 for adapting “Tootsie” for the stage, as well as a score by the Nashville songwriting team of Clark and McAnally, who collectively have earned three Grammy Awards and 18 nominations.

Here’s the logline: “What do you get when you pair a semi-neurotic, New York comedy writer with two music superstars from Nashville? A hilarious and audacious farm-to-fable musical about the one thing Americans everywhere can’t get enough of: corn. ‘Shucked’ is the new musical comedy that proves sometimes tearing down a few walls, rather than growing them, is the only way to preserve our way of life.”

Horn, Clark and McAnally refer to “Shucked” as a “passion project.”

There was something about this idea, this style of humor and this music, that kept this little engine going,” the trio said in a statement. “What will be on stage at the Nederlander is a story about how we all have the gift of heroism inside us, and about learning to open our hearts to those who are different than us so that growth can happen… and of course, about corn… because the basic thing that unity and acceptance need for survival, is a kernel of truth.”

The musical comedy will star John Behlmann (“Tootsie”), Kevin Cahoon (“The Who’s Tommy”), Andrew Durand (“Head Over Heels”), Caroline Innerbichler (“Frozen” North American Tour), Ashley D. Kelley (“Bella: An American Tall Tale”) and Alex Newell (“Once On This Island”). Additional casting is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.











Click this Link: Meet the Cast of SHUCKED

Beginning Previews began on Broadway March 8, 2023 

Three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien (“Hairspray,” “The Piano Lesson”) will direct the Broadway production. It will feature choreography by Sarah O’Gleby, and music supervision, music direction, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award nominee Jason Howland. Mike Bosner and Jason Owen are lead producers on the show.

The design team for “Shucked” consists of Tony Award winner Scott Pask (scenic design), Tilly Grimes (costume design), Tony Award nominee Japhy Weideman (lighting design), Tony Award winner John Shivers (sound design), Academy Award winner and Emmy Award winner Mia Neal (hair and wig designer), Stephen Kopel, C12 Casting (casting director),and Michael Passaro (production stage manager). 

Credit SOURCE variety.com 

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