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CD REVIEW: Daddy Long Legs – Original Off Broadway Cast Recording

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Music &Lyrics: Paul Gordon Reviewer: Mark Clegg At tail-end of his heyday in 1955, Fred Astaire made a movie musical with Leslie Caron about a rich older man who becomes mysterious benefactor to an 18 year old orphan girl and the love that grows between them. The movie was called Daddy Long Legs and this CD has nothing to do ...

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Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe – Off-Broadway Original Cast Recording

Book/Lyrics: Jonathan Christenson Reviewer: Charlotte Robson Edgar Allen Poe may seem a strange choice for a musical biopic. However, this darkly brilliant cast recording of Catalyst Theatre’s Off Broadway production lifts elements from the writer's life and work, real and imagined, to chart his course from ignominious birth to aptly-titled "mysterious" demise. The tiny cast of seven show astounding measures ...

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‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore – The Duke on 42nd Street, New York

Writer: John Ford Director: Jesse Berger Reviewer: Tim Koch Incest, secrets, plots of revenge, and death. Lots of death. From the title alone, one might assume ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore is a raucous comedy, but that is as far from the truth as saying everything turns out all right in the end. Written by John Ford some time between ...

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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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One Day the Musical – 3LD Art & Technology Center, New York

Book, Music &Lyrics: Michael Sottile Choreographer: Ray Leeper Director: Michael Sottile &Ray Leeper Reviewer: Tim Koch A musical about teenagers? And their issues? How could this possibly be different? For starters, One Day the Musical doesn’t have a set “plot” – the show unfolds as a series of vignettes of a group of teenagers as they live their lives – ...

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Defender of the Faith – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Stuart Carolan Director: Andrew Flynn Reviewer: Monica Insinga Love/Hate creator Stuart Carolan is back at the theatre with his award-winning first play, Defender of the Faith, a thriller in which he started to explore paramilitary life in a family already wounded by tragedy. First performed on the Peacock stage (Abbey Theatre), followed by an off-Broadway run and Glasgow, Defender ...

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CD REVIEW: Violet – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Music: Jeanine Tesori Book &Lyrics: Brian Crawley Reviewer: Holly Spanner PS Classics’ Violet is a two disc recording of the Broadway cast, featuring Sutton Foster in the lead rôle as Violet, Colin Donnell as Monty and Joshua Henry as Flick. Violet is set in 1960’s America, where image is everything and you have to fit into a certain mold to ...

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