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CD REVIEW: Kinky Boots

Book: Harvey Fierstein Composer &Lyricist: Cyndi Lauper Music Supervisor/Otchestrator/Arranger: Stephen Oremus Reviewer : Rosie Revell [Rating:5] Mere days after it swept the Tony Awards the Broadway cast recording of Kinky Boots sashays its way to be reviewed and the hype around the show is going stratostrophic. Its is easy to dismiss the hype but I’m genuinely pleased to report that ...

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CD REVIEW: Coraline

Music and lyrics: Stephin Merritt Producer: MCC Theatre Reviewer: Ruth Jepson [rating:3] Coraline is a short story from Neil Gaiman, about a little girl who, bored at her new house, goes exploring and finds an alternative world behind a door in the living room. There, she meets her Other Parents, who want to love her, treat her, feed her, and ...

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CD REVIEW: Release Me – Barbra Streisand

Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:3.5] Ms Streisand's breathy laughter opens track one of Release Me. "This is take eight? I haven't sung it once!" she giggles, before launching into the sublime Being Good Isn't Good Enough (from Sixties musical Hallelujah, Baby!). Now a fame-shunning 70-year-old, Barbra Streisand's big notes certainly haven't gone into hiding on this album of unreleased material. On ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Louise Dearman

Louise Dearman is about to make history by being the first actress in the world to have played the rôles of both Glinda and Elphaba in Wicked. Lucy Thackray caught up with her about her solo work and getting her green on. Congratulations on going back into Wicked, as Elphaba this time (Louise played Glinda in the show from 2010-2011). ...

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CD Review – Richard Beadle: Songs

Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [rating:4] Richard Beadle is a very accomplished presence in contemporary musical theatre. His album, Songs, is an anthology comprising some works that will form part of Today Is My Day, a full length show that he is writing, while others are simply penned without a connecting thread. It is a mark of the respect that Beadle commands ...

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CD REVIEW: The In-Between – A New Musical

Music/Lyrics/Producer: Laura Tisdall Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] The In-Between wouldn’t look out of place as a TV mini-series on the sci-fi channel but for Composer/Lyricist/Producer Laura Tisdall there was only ever one medium that would work for her. Musical Theatre. The In-Between is the tale of the space between parallel worlds…The place where Flick Wimple not only re-evaluates her life, ...

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CD REVIEW: Stiles and Drewe’s The Three Little Pigs

Producer: SimG Productions Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] Decent family friendly musicals seem few and far between, so it is with delight that Stiles and Drewe alongside The Singapore Repertory Theatre, have started to address the situation. Between them they have created three 50 minute musicals all based on fairytales, the remit being that they must be able to use the ...

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CD Review: Unmasked – John Owen-Jones

Producer: John Owen-Jones Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] The record breaking and multi-award winning John Owen-Jones has had one of the most illustrious careers in musical theatre history, with performances in this country and on broadway, the envy of many in his chosen profession, But with the fame comes a quiet confidence that has won him many fans, his ability to ...

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