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CD REVIEW: Ben Stock – And There Was Music

Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Ben Stock's debut album And there was music is a warm invitation to enjoy his musical inspirations, personal favourites and classic crowd pleaser's. Stock covers a broad range of tunes from the golden era of musicals. As Stock has worked extensively in musicals as both a performer and as musical director we know that we are in ...

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CD REVIEW: Made in Dagenham – Original Cast Recording.

Book:Richard Bean Lyrics: Richard Thomas Music: David Arnold Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent The film Made in Dagenham released in 2010, enjoyed a glowing reception and numerous award nominations. Based on the true story about the women who fought for the equal pay act while working at the Ford factory in Dagenham in the 1960s is both empowering and, alarmingly, still very ...

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CD REVIEW: Memphis the Musical – Original London Cast Recording

Book and Lyrics: Joe DiPietro Music and Lyrics: David Bryan Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage “Coming at you from right smack in the centre of your radio dial” is the CD release of the Original London Cast recording of Memphis the Musical. Based on a concept by George W George, Memphis the Musical tells the story of Huey Calhoun, a white partially ...

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CD REVIEW: Heathers the Musical – Original Cast Recording

Music/Lyrics: Kevin Murphy andLaurence O'Keefe Producers: Michael Croiter,Kevin Murphy,Laurence O'Keefe Reviewer: Craig Hepworth Watching this year’s Tony awards it was strange to see the lack of imagination when it came to original new scores, with only a handful of successful ones (including the superb score for Bridges of Madison County) it made me wonder where all the excellent new writing ...

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CD REVIEW: West End…Switched Off – Volume 1

Reviewer: Katy Roberts West End...Switched Offis the debut project from Parallel Productions, and is billed as an "exciting new series of concerts and recordings that arrange musical theatres into acoustic, "unplugged" covers", which also feature a wealth of musicians and performers, some from the West End, and others from well-known touring productions. Featured performers on this first volume of West ...

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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: Jarrod Spector – A Little Help From My Friends – Live at 54 BELOW

Reviewer: Holly Spanner A Little Help From My Friends marks the 25th release from Broadway Records Live at 54 BELOW Series. Described as “musical dorkdom”, the set list was born out of a desire to explore the artists who inspired Frankie Valli. Combined with Spector’s passion for an ever expanding knowledge of Rock n’ Roll history, the album features Spector’s ...

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NEWS: Billy Porter to release first solo album in a decade

It’s been almost a decade since the Pittsburgh-born Billy Porter released a solo album, and since then much has changed for the award-winning artist, who grew up singing in the Pentecostal church. Perhaps best known for his Tony® Award-winning rôle as ‘Lola’ in the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, Porter’s musical background is based in gospel, soul and R&B. He ...

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