Just like us, 21-year-old singer + TikTok star Abigail Barlow is a huge fan of Bridgerton—but she took it up a notch by creating musical theatre songs based entirely on the show! After several super successful videos, Abigail enlisted the help of her "writing partner," 19-year old composer Emily Bear, and together they're working on Bridgerton The Musical as the duo Barlow & Bear. They even do livestreams of their songwriting process!
In an interview with Playbill, Emily shared: "We wanted to do what Bridgerton did, which is take this 1800s period piece and infuse it with modern elements. We know all of the Top 40 songs, we grew up with musical theatre, and with Abigail's pop sensibilities and my classical style, we really complement each other. That's what Bridgerton did so well on screen and we want to translate that."
Abigail and Emily have expressed how amazed they are at the outpouring love for #BridgertonMusical: People are now creating duet TikTok videos with Abigail, they're making choreography for the songs, and even the cast of Bridgerton (specifically Nicola Coughlan and Jonathan Bailey) and famous musical theater actors are really into it!
Below are all the Bridgerton songs from Abigail and Emily (so far):
1. "Ocean Away"
2. "Burn For You"
POV: Daphne and Simon
3. "Penelope Featherington"
4. "Ocean Away" Part 2
5. "If I Were A Man"
6. "The Duel"
POV: Simon and Anthony + Daphne and Colin
7. "Fool For You"
SIENNA’s SONG ! What do we think? A lil ?pop? moment for the sassy queen ##bridgertonmusical ?? @emilythebear? original sound - Abigail Barlow
8. "Balancing The Scales"
A mama song for ##bridgertonmusical ???? The other mothers make an appearance in this one!! @emilythebear? original sound - Abigail Barlow
9. "Simon's Vow"
Maybe some simons can help me out? ##bridgertonmusical @emilythebear? original sound - Abigail Barlow
10. "Opening Number"
POV: The cast
##bridgertonmusical @emilythebear I think we might be onto something... ?????? original sound - Abigail Barlow
Find out more about Abigail, Emily, and #BridgertonMusical here.
Bridgerton, which was released on Netflix on December 25, 2020, is a series about the Bridgerton children and their respective love lives. Season 1 tells the story of Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) as she debuts into society and encounters the "rakish" Duke Of Hastings, Simon Bassett (Regé-Jean Page). The two of them—along with the rest of the "ton"—are the subjects of a gossip sheet called Lady Whisteldown's Society Papers. The series has been renewed for a second season and it will focus on Daphne's older brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey)!
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