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An Evening with Jason Robert Brown – London Palladium

Composer/Musical Director: Jason Robert Brown Reviewer: Ava Eldred Probably best known for his cult musicals The Last 5 Years and Songs for a New World, Jason Robert Brown has been contemporary musical theatre’s worst kept secret for the best part of a decade. This one-off outing, as part of BBC Radio’s prestigious Friday Night is Music Night, is a sophisticated ...

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I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical – Live at Zedel, London

Composer: Alexander Bermange Director: Paul Foster Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There’s nothing more exciting than a night at the theatre; whether you go all the time or once in a while, as the curtain rises we love to lose ourselves in completely new worlds. But sometimes the backstage world of diva tantrums, understudy sabotage and cruel directors can be just as ...

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La Voix’s One Night Only – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Drag culture is in flux at the moment. For decades, occasional nights hosting karaoke in gay bars have been the best most acts could hope for: in recent years, though, the ascendancy of TV reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race from cult hit to mainstream phenomenon has seen an influx of American-style drag performance alongside more traditional, British ...

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Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald King’s Theatre favourite Allan Stewart is back to host his Big Big Variety Show for a fifth year with a packed line up featuring some of his best showbiz pals. This isn't a rerun of previous incarnations, the 2018 Big Big Variety Show is fit to bursting with a new lease of life. Gone are the tired ...

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Are You There Ru? It’s Me, Chelsea – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

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Writer: Chelsea Piers Director: Darius Rose Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Chelsea Piers is the showtune belting, punk rock drag goddess of Hell’s Kitchen, so why hasn’t she been on RuPaul's Drag Race yet? At the Laurie Beechman Theatre, with musical direction by Brandon James Gwinn, Chelsea strives to answer the question, when will she get her chance at international stardom? Taking the ...

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