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'Aida' is Elton's strongest score for the theater
Last Edit: WaymanWong 10:13 pm EDT 08/06/22
Posted by: WaymanWong 10:10 pm EDT 08/06/22
In reply to: re: You may get to like it again.... - bway1430 04:36 pm EDT 08/06/22

I'm so glad Elton won the Tony (and Grammy) for it. I love many of its songs: ''I Know the Truth,'' ''My Strongest Suit,'' ''Elaborate Lives'' ...

On the other hand, I found his score to ''Billy Elliot,'' with Lee Hall's lyrics, blah. And I saw the show 3 times, so I could catch each of the Billys.

I actually prefer a couple of Elton's songs from ''Lestat'' (with lyrics by Bernie Taupin): like ''Right Before My Eyes'' and ''Sail Me Away.''

Hugh Panaro sounded sensational on those solos, and I heard a cast album was made of ''Lestat,'' but it's never been released.

Hugh sang a song from ''Lestat'' for our ''Leading Men II'' benefit for Broadway Cares, & included a touching tribute to fellow actor J.C. Sheets.
Link 'The Leading Men II' concert (2007): Hugh Panaro sings 'Right Before My Eyes' from 'Lestat'
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