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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: 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 Goodbye Girl – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London

Book: Neil Simon Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: David Zippel Director: Adam Lenson Reviewer: Harry Stern   It is a distant memory, but an unpleasant one sure enough. The combination of actors Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason performing the words of the masterful Neil Simon led to a keenness of anticipation for the film of The Goodbye Girl back in the ...

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NEWS: From Hackney to Hollywood: The Don Black Songbook launches UK Tour

From Hackney to Hollywood: The Don Black Songbook is a series of concerts which celebrate the life and works of one of our most versatile lyricists for over 50 years in the industry. Directed by Olivier Award Winner Maria Friedman and conducted by Mike Dixon, special guests include Gary Wilmot (Chicago, Oliver!, The Wizard of Oz), Martine McCutcheon (Love Actually, ...

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Simply Barbra – The Crazy Coqs, London

Writer: Steven Brinberg Reviewer: Robert Cottingham [rating:4] At the start of Simply Barbra, Steve Brinberg performs from the bar - an outstretched arm sleeved in sequins, the gaze peeking out through a fringed-blonde wig, from the back at least you'd be forgiven for thinking it was Barbra herself. Starting off with 'Hello, Dolly!', it is clear that the mannerisms are ...

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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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Sweet Smell of Success – Arcola Theatre, London

Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: Craig Carnelia Book: John Guare Director: Mehmet Ergen Reviewer : Jonathan Baz [rating:2.5]   If the aromas of this country’s recent nasty episodes of cheque-book phone-tapping journalism could be distilled they might be ironically labelled the Sweet Smell of Success. This show from Marvin Hamlisch, he of blessed memory, is a thoroughly unpleasant tale of a ...

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