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The Addams Family – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

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Writers: Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman Composer & Lyricist: Andrew Lippa Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Tom Finch Everyone's favourite spooky family is back and they've gone musical. First seen on Broadway in 2010 The Addams Family - The Comedy Musical has finally arrived in Britain and is on tour. The plot is simple enough, young Wednesday is bringing a boy, ...

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The Addams Family: The Comedy Musical – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa Director: Matthew White Reviewer:  Natasha Hegarty From the opening melody to when the riffs kick in, the audience is clicking its fingers in time with the familiar tune and The Addams Family: The Musical Comedy begins. Wednesday Addams has gone and done the most revolting thing she could ever do: she has fallen ...

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The Addams Family: The Musical Comedy – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music & Lyrics: Andrew Lippa Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Dominic Corr From the instant that familiar melody starts, the audience instinctively clicks their fingers. After 80 years, the grotesquely charming family has found another medium. From comic strip to animation, television, film and in 2010 to the glitz of Broadway, this week Scotland welcomes the ...

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CD REVIEW: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Despite being upstaged by his dog, Charlie Brown was always the central character of Charles M. Schultz’s comic strip Peanuts. Snoopy may adorn more t-shirts and cuddly toys but the ‘blockhead’ Charlie Brown (he is always addressed in full) was pivotal from the strip’s creation in 1950 through to it becoming a worldwide phenomenon.  Snoopy-fever hit its ...

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John and Jen – Union Theatre, London

Music and Book: Andrew Lippa Lyrics and Book: Tom Greenwald Director: Sam Donovan Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Sibling relationships aren’t very well covered in popular culture, and when they are they’re usually a subplot depicting brothers and sisters at war, either murdering each other for an inheritance in Poirot or having affairs with each other’s wives in EastEnders. And musical theatre, ...

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CD REVIEW: John & Jen – 2015 Off-Broadway Cast Recording

Music: Andrew Lippa Book: Tom Greenwald Reviewer: Charlotte Robson Revivals of classic material are as much a staple of the stage as curtains and lighting malfunctions. John and Jen is one such production, revived twenty years on from its original 1995 run on the Off Broadway platform. Andrew Lippa (Music) &Tom Greenwald's (Lyrics) story is a deceptively simple two-act structure, ...

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John & Jen – Theatre Row, New York City

Book: Tom Greenwald and Andrew Lippa Music: Andrew Lippa Lyrics: Tom Greenwald Director: Jonathan Silverstein Reviewer: Jamie Rosler The first major revival of John &Jen since the mid-1990s, Keen Company’s production is a fantastic vehicle for Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan, who offer enjoyable performances, but is unfortunately mediocre in general. Potentially emotional subject matter, such as abusive fathers and ...

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John & Jen – Drayton Arms Theatre, London

Music: Andrew Lippa Lyrics: Tom Greenwald Director: Dom O’Hanlon Musical Director: Sarah Burrell Reviewer: Scott Stait This year marks the 20th anniversary of Andrew Lippa’s little known John &Jen, and as such an Off-Broadway revival is set to open this month starring Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan. Across the pond, and a little closer to home, Pinot Productions are taking ...

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