Recently, director Kathleen Marshall and writer Joe DiPietro announced a new project titled Obsessed: The Story of Diane Warren. The musical is set to feature many of Warren’s hit songs and is currently in development. No further details about the project have been released at this time.
Diane Warren Gets Her Musical
The musical will include many of Warren’s hit songs, such as “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “Rhythm of the Night”, “If I Could Turn Back Time”, “Unbreak My Heart”, “Because You Loved Me”, and “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”. It will also feature several new tracks. In a statement, Warren, who is 66 years old, expressed excitement about working with Kathleen Marshall and Joe DiPietro on the Broadway project. She said that Broadway is a new chapter for her, and she can’t wait to see where the musical will take her.
While casting details for the musical about Diane Warren are still unknown, a presentation of Obsessed is scheduled to take place in New York this month. Over the course of her career, Warren has been nominated for 13 Academy Awards and was recently honored with an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards.
Warren Is Excited About the Project
In addition to their work on Obsessed, DiPietro and Marshall also recently announced that they are developing a stage musical about the life of Frank Sinatra. No further details about this project have been released.
Diane Warren is an American songwriter who has written many iconic songs throughout her career. She has been active in the music industry since the 1980s and has written hit songs for numerous artists, including Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, and Lady Gaga. Warren has also written songs for several movies, including Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and The Bodyguard.
Diane Warren has won numerous awards for her work, including six Grammy Awards and an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Stand Up for Something” from the movie Marshall. Warren continues to be a prominent figure in the music industry, with many of her songs becoming enduring hits.
A new and unusual species of bee was recently discovered in bushland in Perth, Western Australia. It has a wide dog-like snout, and this canine protrusion led scientists to name the species Leioproctus zephyr. It was named after the study author’s pet dog Zephyr.
The New Bee Was Named Zephyr
The newly discovered bee species belongs to the genus Leioproctus, which consists of over 300 species of bees across temperate South America and Australasia. According to scientists Leioproctus zephyr is not very well distributed and can only be found in seven locations across Western Australia. The new research paper goes on to describe the intensely picky eating habits of the newly discovered species of bee, pointing out it would forage only on a few species of flowering Jacksonia shrubs.
A specimen of Leioproctus zephyr was collected with a small net bag called an entomological sweep net. This was done when scientists studied the native bee populations of bushland and residential areas surrounding urbanized Western Australia. According to scientists, they noticed the unusual appearance of the bee thanks to its protruding snout. Later, they found that the species was not yet scientifically described but was first collected in 1979.
Leioproctus Zephyr Is a Different Kind of Bee
Leioproctus Zephyr is distinct from all other species of its genus. For one, both the male and the female of Leioproctus zephyr have a large medial ridge going down the center of the shield-shaped front of the bee’s head called the clypeus. It protrudes prominently on the upper half, and despite this comparatively enormous protruding snout, the bee is tiny, with an average body length of 0.24 to 0.27 inches.
While the species has only just received a formal identification despite having identifiable features, scientists assume the populations in the area aren’t abundant. This is probably due to the restricted distribution of 15.4 square miles and the limited dietary options. According to the leader of the research, this represents a concern for the conservation of the species because of the ongoing urbanization of the areas the bee inhabits.