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CD REVIEW: A Bronx Tale – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Glenn Slater Reviewer: Mark Clegg Based on the 1989 one-man play, the new musical version of A Bronx Tale has a startling pedigree. The musical’s book is by Chazz Palminteri who not only wrote the original play, but also wrote the screenplay for (and starred in) the 1993 movie adaptation. The show is co-directed ...

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CD REVIEW: Two’s Company – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Music: Vernon Duke Lyrics: Ogden Nash Additional Lyrics: Sammy Cahn Reviewer: Mark Clegg It is not unheard of for a fading Hollywood star to travel east and ply their trade on Broadway. Once there, their famous name could potentially generate ticket sales regardless of how miscast they are. Two's Company was such a vehicle for a true queen of the ...

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CD REVIEW: The Last Ship – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Written by 16 time Grammy winner Sting, The Last Ship is inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences. The musical marks Sting’s debut as a Broadway composer, with the show premiering at the Neil Simon Theater on 26th October 2014 where it ran for almost three months following a 33 day run at the Bank of America Theatre ...

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CD REVIEW: Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Book: John Cameron Mitchell Music &Lyrics: Steven Trask Reviewer: Mark Clegg Although Hugh Jackman did a pretty terrific job at hosting the 2014 Tony Awards, the ceremony did lack a certain sparkle that has been evident in recent years. That sparkle is named Neil Patrick Harris and Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the reason he did not provide his ...

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CD REVIEW: Bullets Over Broadway The Musical – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Book: Woody Allen Music adaptation and Additional Lyrics: Glen Kelly Reviewer: Mark Clegg Broadway and the business of show have always been popular subjects for musicals. The Producers, Crazy for You, Singin’ in the Rain and Kiss Me Kate all successfully found drama and, more to the point comedy in the staging (or filming) of a musical. Interestingly, Bullets Over ...

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NEWS: Broadway show If/Then announces release of Original Cast Recording

Masterworks Broadway has today announced the date for the much anticipated cast recording of If/Then starring Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp. The recording will be recorded on April the 7th with a scheduled release date of June 3rd. The recording is produced by Steve Epstein, Tom Kitt and David Stone. Idina Menzel returns to Broadway for the first time since ...

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CD REVIEW: Big Fish – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Music &Lyrics by Andrew Lippa Book by John August Reviewer: Mark Clegg Andrew Lippa’s previous musical theatre composing credits include The Addams Family which featured fantastic creatures and unlikely situations, and A Little Princess where a girl takes comfort in a fantasy life. Here these two elements are combined with a story about a tall-tale telling man whose stories feature ...

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