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CD REVIEW: The Robber Bridegroom – 2016 Cast Recording

Lyricist: Alfred Uhry Composer: Robert Waldman Reviewer: Kelyn Luther On paper, The Robber Bridegroom is an intriguing musical- based on a fairy tale and with a bluegrass-inspired music score that should have gelled perfectly. However, on listening to Roundabout Theatre Company’s recording, it’s a bit of a mess. The Robber Bridegroom is based on Eudora Welty’s novella which sets the ...

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CD REVIEW: She Loves Me – 2016 Broadway Cast Recording

Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick Reviewer: Mark Clegg In 1963 a year before their magnum opus Fiddler on the Roof, lyricist Sheldon Harnick and composer Jerry Bock collaborated on this musical adaptation of Miklos Laszlo’s play Parfumerie. While the show itself is not well remembered, many will be familiar with the plot which has been adapted both as The ...

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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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CD REVIEW: The Mystery of Edwin Drood – 2012 Broadway Cast Recording

Music, Lyrics and Book: Rupert Holmes Director: Scott Ellis Reviewer: Helen Jones [Rating:4] The Mystery of Edwin Drood is based upon Charles Dicken's last and unfinished novel of the same name -but where Dickens tells a dark tale, Rupert Holmes musical theatre version is a much lighter and more comedic version. The original story, although named after Edwin Drood, is ...

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