Tuesday, December 09, 2014
A Night of Music: Live Performances from "The Voice" Coaches and ABC's Upcoming Comedy "Galavant"
Monday night at Hyde in Hollywood, the coaches from NBC's "The Voice" treated a small audience to an intimate concert, each performing two numbers. It was a bit of a treat to watch Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine as they entertained the audience in a small room. Some pics:
Gwen Stefani performs "The Sweet Escape."
Gwen and Pharrell perform their new track "Spark the Fire."
More Gwen and Pharrell.
Pharrell with his back up singers.
Pharrell performs "Get Lucky"
Adam Levine performed a solo version of Maroon 5's "Sunday Morning," followed by his take on R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)."
Earlier in the evening, I also attended an event for the new ABC musical comedy "Galavant." Created by Dan Fogelman, who wrote "Cars" and "Tangled" (among other movies), "Galavant" is a tongue-in-cheek parody of kings, knights and damsels in distress. What's more, they sing. It's hard to explain. But it works. Alan Menken ("The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin," "Beauty and the Beast") and lyricist Glenn Slater ("Tangled") are behind the tunes on the show, which features a cast of mostly unknowns, peppered with some cool guest stars ("Weird Al" Yankovic, Ricky Gervais, John Stamos, more). At the event, the pilot was shown, the stars performed and the producers discussed where it all came from. Some pics:
"Weird Al" Yankovic, who guests as a monk on "Galavant," showed up in costume to perform at the event.
Music maestro Alan Menken accompanied the actors on stage as they performed snippets from the show.
As a treat for the audience, Alan Menken played a major medley of his songs (from "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," "Little Shop of Horrors," "The Little Mermaid" and so much more).