Burt Bacharach doesn’t mind a few raindrops fallin’ on his head. The 93-year-old songwriter, who is considered one of the most important composers of pop music, has seen enough to be unconcerned about the ups and downs of the music business.
NEW YORK — One of musical theater’s most exciting new writing partnerships started with a breakup song. Composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Steven Sater bonded while creating “Ready to Be Done With You,” cementing a collaboration that has now produced a 13-track concept album sung by some of Broadway’s best.
Exclusive Interview: Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater on Creating Their Concept Album Some Lovers | TheaterMania
“He had a wish list,” the legendary composer Burt Bacharach says with a laugh, “and one wish was to find me, right?” “That’s completely right,” says Steven Sater, no slouch in his own right.
Watch Ramin Karimloo Record ‘Welcome to My World’ From New Burt Bacharach-Steven Sater Musical | Playbill
Cast Recordings & Albums Watch Ramin Karimloo Record ‘Welcome to My World’ From New Burt Bacharach-Steven Sater Musical Released by Broadway Records, the Some Lovers concept album features Christy Altomare, Jennifer Holliday, Derek Klena, Ethan Slater, Tracie Thoms, and more.
Kristin Chenoweth, Derek Klena, Christy Altomare & More Featured on Burt Bacharach & Steven Sater’s SOME LOVERS
Broadway Records announced today the release of the world premiere concept recording of SOME LOVERS – a concept recording written by six-time Grammy and three-time Academy Award Winner Burt Bacharach (Promises, Promises; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) and Grammy, two-time Tony, and Olivier Award Winner Steven Sater (Spring Awakening, Alice By Heart).
Burt Bacharach and songwriter/producer Daniel Tashian have been nominated for a 2021 Grammy in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category. Bacharach and Tashian received the nominaation for their collaboration Blue Umbrella, which was released in July on Big Yellow Dog Music.
To see all of this year’s nominees, visit the link below.
The 63rd GRAMMY Awards are right around the corner, airing Sunday, Jan. 31, on CBS, but the nominations are here now! Find out who is nominated in each of the 83 categories in the full nominees list below. Use the links to jump to a desired field.
Every Friday, national arts reporter Geoff Edgers hosts The Washington Post’s first Instagram Live show from his barn in Concord, Mass. He has interviewed, among others, comedian Tiffany Haddish, basketball icon Kareem Abdul- Jabbar, singer Annie Lennox and broadcaster Dan Rather. Recently, Edgers chatted with legendary 92-year-old composer Burt Bacharach.
On Sunday, Bacharach will be performing “A Concert For Democracy”. In February, when his tour in Japan was canceled, he went into the studio to write the new track and when asked recently why he decided to put pen to paper his response was simple, “I’m worried about the future for my kids.