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Tori Amos to Try Musical Theater

Tori Amos is feeling a bit theatrical these days. On her new album, American Doll Posse, she assumes five different personas, each with a distinct look and personality. Now, according to NME, the singer is writing a stage musical, which she hopes to bring to Broadway and London's West End.

According to the NME story, Amos is currently working on the music — a double album with 23 songs — and taking inspiration from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice:

"I think I am writing a musical. I'm gushing but I'm under lock and key," she explained. "I'm trying to be Lloyd Webber and (Tim) Rice. I'm trying to be both (of them). I'm busy. This is such a big project - a double record, 23 songs and the extras."

Though I often roll my eyes when I hear about rock musicians who have Broadway aspirations, I actually think Tori could pull this off quite well. Her piano-heavy, melodramatic style lends itself to musical theater, and she has always been good at crafting songs that tell stories. I'll be interested to hear what she comes up with. What do you think?

Also, If you're a Tori fan, don't forget to enter our Tori Amos giveaway for a signed copy and her Epic Records catalog.

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asco00 asco00 10 years
I just had to comment that I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tori. She has the most amazing concerts! I've been to three I can't wait for this one!
spygirl658 spygirl658 10 years
Unfortunately, the NME story appears to be inaccurate :-( See this news post at **Undented.com for details: http://undented.com/news/620/major-misinformation In summary, the NME story appears to have misinterpreted information from an interview Tori gave to http://www.me-me-me.tv. The above quote is taken directly from this interview, but it is actually in reference to her new album "American Doll Posse" - released last week. The album contains 23 tracks and the deluxe edition has some extras (DVD, bonus tracks, etc). Nowhere in the interview are "Broadway" or "the West End" mentioned. You can read the original interview here: http://www.me-me-me.tv/2007/05/03/tori-amos-exclusiveness Although the interview was posted to the website on May 3, there is no way of knowing when Tori actually gave the interview. Was it during recording of ADP? Regardless, from the interview it seems pretty clear she was referring to the new record. In terms of Tori saying "I think I am writing a musical!" - my interpretation is that she was comparing the process of writing ADP to writing a musical. There are five characters ("dolls") on the album, and each have their "own" songs. Tori may have felt like writing the songs for each "doll" was like writing different "parts" for a musical. **(Note: Undented.com is a reliable fan-run Tori news site, successor to "The Dent" which was the largest, most comprehensive fan-run Tori news site from 1996-2006.)
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 10 years
I LOVE TORI!!!! I just heard songs from her new album for the first time yesterday and am so pleased she has moved away from the stuff on her last endeavour, which was quite disappointing.
controlledspin controlledspin 10 years
I would be really interested in that. I love her! Thanks, Buzz :) [must be exhausting to lose your own game]
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Good for her. I love her quote, though: "I *think* I am writing a musical."
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
I'd go see it!!!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
I love Tori, but I love Elton John and I've never bothered to see his material on the stage. Oh well. Kudos to her for broadening her horizons.
steen steen 10 years
I love Tori and I think she could definitely pull off a Broadway musical. The piano, the dramatic vocals, for sure.
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