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CD REVIEW: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz – Original Cast Recording

Composer: Alan Menkin Lyricist and Book: David Spencer Reviewer: Kelyn Luther Alan Menkin and David Spencer originally tried this musical out in 1987 in Philadelphia. Having had 28 years to revise the material, the new refined version was premiered in Quebec in 2015. This CD is the original cast recording of that production and the only commercially available recording. The ...

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Sister Act – Liverpool Empire

Alexandra Burke and Jon Robyns in Sister Act 2016 UK tour

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater Book: Cheri &Bill Steinkellner Director: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: John Roberts Craig Revel Horwood has over the years brought us some of the best actor/musician productions in the UK, his Hot Mikado was sensational and his revival of Chess brought a clarity to the storytelling that the musical usually looses when staged. Now with ...

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Sister Act – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater Book: Cheri &Bill Steinkellner Director: Jerry Zaks Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] It is almost impossible to imagine that in 1990 Sister Act would have starred Bette Midler and the story of a nightclub singer who witnesses a murder and goes under cover for her own safety in a convent might never have happened. Luckily ...

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