Podcast: Edward Seckerson Meets... Frank Wildhorn

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

The composer speaks to Edward Seckerson about his prolific and varied career as his Japanese Manga musical Your Lie in April makes its European premiere

Edward Seckerson meets the prolific Frank Wildhorn during the West End opening of Your Lie in April, his latest venture (after Death Note) into the realms of Japanese Manga. From one huge Whitney Houston hit – ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’ – to well over a thousand songs and countless musicals, his is quite a story. At one time in the late ’90s he had three musicals running simultaneously on Broadway. One of them, Jekyll & Hyde, has become one of the most performed and most revered all over the globe, while ‘This is the Moment’ can lay claim to being the most sung competition and audition choice ever. Then there’s the cult following growing for Bonnie & Clyde and the little matter of an 11 o’clock number he penned for Julie Andrews…

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For tickets to Your Lie in April, at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 28 June to 21 September, visit haroldpintertheatre.co.uk

The musical excerpts of ‘Catch a Shooting Star’ and ‘A Hundred Thousand Million Stars’ are by the English-language West End premiere cast of Your Lie in April; the musical excerpt of ‘Raise a Little Hell’ is from the Original London Cast Recording of Bonnie & Clyde on Broadway Records; the opening and closing musical excerpts featured in this podcast are from the Overture to Gypsy (film version), taken from Jule Styne’s ‘Overtures Vol 2’, courtesy of JAY Records.