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Ballet Black: A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s Dream & The Suit – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: Cassa Pancho Choreography: Cathy Marston, Arthur Pita Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Ballet Black is a professional ballet company for international dancers of black and Asian descent, founded in 2001 by Artistic Director, Cassa Pancho MBE, in order to provide role models (and opportunities) to young, aspiring black and Asian dancers. Additionally, the company aims to bring ballet to a ...

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CD REVIEW: Funny Girl – 2016 London Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg It’s probably fair to say that Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice would be no more than a footnote in history if it weren’t for the musical Funny Girl. Premiering on Broadway in 1964 thirteen years after her death, the show charts both the professional and personal highs and lows of the unconventional comic performer. It’s probably also ...

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NEWS: Sheridan Smith transfers to the West End with Funny Girl

The Menier Chocolate Factory’s production ofFunny Girlis to transfer to the West End, following a sold-out run at the Chocolate Factory, which begins later this month, it’s been announced today [30 October].Michael Mayer’s production, starring award-winning actressSheridan Smithas Fanny Brice, is to open at the Savoy Theatre on 9 April for a limited 12-week run until 12 July. David Babani, ...

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Seth Rudetski gets up close and personal

Seth Rudetsky, who is back in the West Endthis Sundayat Leicester Square Theatre, gets up close and personal for The Public Reviews. In an exclusive video interview for The Public ReviewsSeth talks Chita, Elaine, Barbra, and the 3 things he couldn't live without on a desert island...  

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CD REVIEW: Sierra Boggess – Awakening, Live at 54 Below

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Starting with her Broadway debut as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, the last six years have seen Sierra Boggess go from unknown to one of the biggest names on Broadway today. It is testament to this that Boggess finds herself joining the hallowed few invited to the famous Studio 54 Below in New York to record an ...

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Simply Barbra – The Crazy Coqs, London

Writer: Steven Brinberg Reviewer: Robert Cottingham [rating:4] At the start of Simply Barbra, Steve Brinberg performs from the bar - an outstretched arm sleeved in sequins, the gaze peeking out through a fringed-blonde wig, from the back at least you'd be forgiven for thinking it was Barbra herself. Starting off with 'Hello, Dolly!', it is clear that the mannerisms are ...

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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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