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CD REVIEW: The Last Five Years, 2013 Off-Broadway Cast

Music and lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:4] From the moment the haunting, music-box opening bars of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years start, a sense of intense familiarity will wash over any fan of this cult two-hander musical. This is quickly dispersed by a new voice: Betsy Wolfe's pure, country-tinged vocals kick in and, 12 years ...

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Susan Boyle to Embark on First Ever Live Tour

International singing sensation Susan Boyle is taking to the stage in her very first live tour, Susan Boyle In Concert in July 2013. The exclusive seven-night Scottish tour is said to herald a new era in Susan's career, and is sure to be very popular with Susan's many fans in Scotland, the UK and beyond. For the very first time ...

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Rooms: a rock romance – Finborough Theatre, London

Music/Book/Lyrics: Paul Scott Goodman Book: Miriam Gordon Director: Andrew Keates Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:3.5] Rooms is a rocky two-hander musical about a whirlwind romance between Glaswegians Monica (a fiery, fame-hungry singer) and Ian (a talented, reclusive guitarist) during the rise of punk and new wave in the Seventies. The classic 'opposites attract' storyline is strengthened by Ian's slight agoraphobia and ...

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10 minutes with Roxana Silbert, artistic director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre (or The REP) has just celebrated its centenary and the autumn/winter 2013 season marks the reopening of the theatre’s Broad Street home - completewith a new 300 seat studio.Nicole Evans caught up with the new artistic director Roxana Silbert to find outmore and talk about the importance of local theatre and her plans for her future ...

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INTERVIEW: Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth is nothing short of Broadway royalty. Having won both an Emmy (Pushing Daisies) and a Tony (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and most recently presented and performed at the Oscars, she flits between stage, film and TV work with apparent ease and boasts one of the world's most distinctive (four-octave) voices. Perhaps best known for creating the ...

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NEWS: Merrily We Roll Along to transfer to West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre

Following a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Merrily We Roll Alongby Stephen Sondheim and George Furth is to transfer to the West End's Harold PinterTheatre for 12 weeks only. Having won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical for 2012 – the fringe production of the Sondheim/Furthmusical,directed by Maria Friedman, will begin previews on 23 April. It will ...

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Maurice’s Jubilee – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Nichola McAuliffe Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:5] After an acclaimed run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Maurice’s Jubilee continues its UK tour, delighting audiences with its unique blend of laugh out loud comedy and touching pathos. Astutely observed and superbly written, Nichola McAuliffe’s new play gives a wholly realistic glimpse into the relationship between a couple ...

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The Pinstripe Trilogy – Theatre Delicatessen, London

Writers: The Lab Collective Directors: Joseph Thorpe &Natalie Scott Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:4] A company known for their use of alternative performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen’s latest Pop-Up is housed within a former BBC building in Marylebone. This trio of pieces, devised and created by The Lab Collective and part of a collaboration between the two companies, utilises three distinct spaces ...

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