Monday, May 20, 2024

Listen to the First Song from the Hilarious Parody “Tiger King: The Musical” from Composer Andrew Lippa and Kristen Chenoweth


As much as I loathe all the people from “The Tiger King,” a parody is just the right thing. So here’s “Little Pieces” from Broadway composer Andrew Lippa and star Kristen Chenoweth. This may be the best thing Lippa has ever done (his musicals have not been great successes). Chenoweth is playing Carole Baskin, the nut who Joe Exotic is in jail for trying to kill. They should release this track as a single ASAP to iTunes. It’s very good.

I hope Lippa keeps going. Still to be cast are the dozens of hideous other characters including Joe Exotic, who should be played by Neil Patrick Harris plus Don Lewis, the husband Carole allegedly fed to the tigers. I have watch all 7 episodes of “Tiger King.” The really weird part of it is that Eric Goode, who I knew from nightclubs in the 80s, produced it and appears on air. But most of these people could have roamed around Area without much notice!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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