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CD REVIEW: Half a Sixpence – 2016 London Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Cameron Macintosh achieved universal acclaim when he brought Mary Poppins to the stage over a decade ago. And so it comes as no surprise that he has reunited the team behind it - writer Julian Fellowes and song writing team Stiles and Drewe - for a crack at reimagining another classic musical. Unlike Poppins, Half a Sixpence ...

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CD REVIEW: The Bodyguard – World Premiere Cast Recording

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Following its successful run at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End and to coincide with its current UK tour, First Night Records has released the highly anticipated world premiere cast recording of The Bodyguard - The Musical. Based on the 1992 hit film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard tells the story of international ...

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CD REVIEW: End of the Rainbow

Producers: Chris Egan &Gareth Valentine Musical Arrangements: Chris Egan Conductor: Gareth Valentine Reviewer: Lizzie Yoxall [Rating:3.5] Anyone walking into a room and hearing this CD for the first time without seeing the cover could arguably believe they are listening to a Judy Garlands greatest hits CD, but in this case the mix of well known jazz standards are from the ...

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CD REVIEW: Top Hat The Musical – Original London Cast Recording

Producer: Chris Walker Publisher: First Night Records Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [Rating:4] The Original London Cast recording of Top Hat Is a delightful recording of a show that has brought a slice of 1930s Hollywood to the West End. Irving Berlin's words and music proved to be the bedrock of one of the most successful films of that era, and the ...

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