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CD REVIEW: Hamlisch Uncovered

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Marvin Hamlisch: composer, conductor and the only person other than Richard Rogers to win a Pulitzer Prize as well the full EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar & Tony). Most of his body of work was made up film scores as well as being a prolific conductor, but he will probably be best remembered for composing the score for ...

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CD REVIEW: Michael Longoria – Broadway Brick by Brick

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Currently performing with The Midtown Men, a high-octane band performing hits from the sixties, Michael Longoria made his Broadway debut in Hairspray, after graduating with a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. This is Longoria’s debut Solo Broadway Album, and as the title of the album suggests, Broadway Brick by Brick is a ...

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NEWS: West End remembers producer Michael White

By Paul Couch Venues across London’s West End dimmed their lights last night [9 March 2016] in memory of Michael White, one of the theatre industry’s most influential producers, who has died of heart failure in California at the age of 80. Before yesterday evening’s performances commenced, audience members and industry professionals alike recognised the celebrated producer while lights were ...

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CD REVIEW: A Chorus Line – 40th Anniversary Celebration

Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: Ed Kleban Reviewer: Mark Clegg A bare stage, no fancy costumes (until the finale) and the burden of the show divided almost equally between its seventeen cast members, A Chorus Line is musical theatre in its purest form. The concept of an entire musical taking the form of people auditioning for a show is so audaciously ...

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The Book of Musicals – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Director: Richard Haines Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3.5] The Old Joint Stock Musical Theatre Company is resident at this venue in Birmingham. This young amateur group was formed a couple of years ago with the aim of bringing big shows to this intimate venue and has been growing in confidence ever since. Last Christmas, it produced its first full length musical, ...

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A Class Act – Landor Theatre, London

Writer: Linda Kline and Lonny Price Music and Lyrics: Edward Kleban Director: Robert McWhir Reviewer: Carrie Carter [rating: 4.5] Musicals about musicals are part of a theatrical sub-genre which seems to be growing ever popular. The task of successfully capturing the backstage buzz, and making the creative process seem interesting to an audience looking for a spectacle, is often a ...

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A Chorus Line – London Palladium,

Book: James Kirkwood Jr &Nicholas Dante Lyrics: Edward Kleban Music: Marvin Hamlisch Director: Bob Avian Choreographer: Baayork Lee Reviewer: Sonny Waheed [rating:2.5] A Chorus Line provides a warts-and-all look at the near torturous process of selecting a dancing chorus for a musical. Set in a Broadway theatre in 1975, it features 17 people each desperate to secure one of eight ...

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BLOG – Resting Actress: One singular misconception….

With A Chorus Line castings on the horizon, the West End is echoing with the sound of ‘Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch… again!’ and the mock/serious use of the phrase, ‘God I hope I get it’. By all that is except one… yours truly. I’m not one to be ungrateful for work but the thought of performing in a ...

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