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CD REVIEW: Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp: Acoustically Speaking

Reviewer: Emily Garside Recorded live at New York’s Feinstein’s/54 Below, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp reunite for an acoustic mix of Broadway and Rock-pop. Ranging across classic 80s pop - as Rapp quips he’s ‘very much a child of the 80s’ across contemporary and classic Broadway songs with a twist, there’s a variety brought out by their different musical styles, ...

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CD REVIEW: Norbert Leo Butz – Girls, Girls, Girls

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Girls, Girls, Girls is considerably deeper than the title suggests. Perhaps this is the point, but there’s no denying it gets straight to the heart of the material. Originally conceived for a concert in 2013, the subject matter is reflective of Butz’s quest to better understand the women in his life, and with three daughters, a wife, ...

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CD REVIEW: Melissa Errico: What About Today? – Live at 54 Below

Melissa Errico performs live at 54 Below

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Recorded at the popular New York cabaret and restaurant venue 54 Below, What About Today is a mix of Broadway classics, film tracks and more contemporary songs as well as one of Melissa Errico’s own compositions. A slightly breathless start to the album, maybe through excitement and audience banter, it opens with What About Today by David ...

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CD REVIEW: Annaleigh Ashford: Lost In The Stars – Live at 54 Below

Annaleigh Ashford in Performance

Reviewer: Charlotte Robson Annaleigh Ashford – actress, singer and Tony award nominee – makes her arrival at Studio 54 amid a roaring guitar solo and a piano in full dramatic sing, promising an evening of hits old and new backed up by a personality with force to match the heights of the big voice of her Glinda, Margot and Jeanie. ...

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CD REVIEW: Isabela Moner – Stopping Time

Reviewer: Helen Jones Isabela Moner started acting at the age of seven, made her Broadway debut at the age of ten in Evita and by 13 was well known for her rôle in a show on the Nickelodean channel. Now at the age of 14, her first album, Stopping Time, has been released. There is a nod to her musical ...

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CD REVIEW: Side Show – Live at 54 Below

Reviewer: Holly Spanner When Side Show opened in 1997 on Broadway, it was billed as being commercially disastrous. It did however generate a substantial a cult following and has since been recently revived at the St James Theatre, only to close after less than two months in early 2015. The production explores the incredible and touching true story of conjoined ...

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CD REVIEW: Tokio Confidential

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Tokio Confidential premièred Off Broadway in 2012, withmusic and lyrics by Eric Schorr. It was made possible through support from the Asian Cultural Council, Japan Foundation New York, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. The musical takes place in the late 19th Century, in a time when tattooing has been ...

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CD REVIEW: Ben Stock – And There Was Music

Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Ben Stock's debut album And there was music is a warm invitation to enjoy his musical inspirations, personal favourites and classic crowd pleaser's. Stock covers a broad range of tunes from the golden era of musicals. As Stock has worked extensively in musicals as both a performer and as musical director we know that we are in ...

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