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CD Review: Falsettos – 2016 Broadway Cast Recording

Music and Lyrics: William Finn Reviewer: Bryony Luther Falsettos is a groundbreaking musical that explores what makes a modern family. It focuses on Marvin, a neurotic gay man who has left his wife and child to start a relationship with his partner Whizzer but wants everyone to get along as a family. The first act focuses on the domestic dramas ...

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CD REVIEW: Something Rotten! – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Music &Lyrics by Wayne &Karey Kirkpatrick Reviewer: Mark Clegg Shakespeare is no stranger to musical theatre. Kiss Me Kate, Return to the Forbidden Planet, West Side Story, The Lion King: the list of shows based or inspired by the works of The Bard are numerous. Something Rotten! takes a slightly different approach and sticks Will himself right in the middle ...

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CD REVIEW: Peter Pan Live! Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event

Music by Morris ‘Moose’ Charlap and Jule Styne Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green Reviewer: Mark Clegg Following their live airing of a performance of The Sound of Music in December 2013, US TV network NBC continued this new tradition twelve months later by doing the same with another family-friendly musical. This review is of the soundtrack ...

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CD REVIEW: The Sound of Music – NBC Live Television Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg One of the most performed and much loved musicals in history, a Bank Holiday television staple, a theatrical sing-along phenomenon, a constant source of parody for everything from French and Saunders to The Simpsons, Andrew Llloyd Webber’s televised quest to solve a problem like Maria… The Sound of Music is many things to many people – and ...

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CD REVIEW: Bombshell: the new Marilyn musical from Smash

Writers: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:4] If you’re a musicals fan and haven’t come across Smash season one, get on it now – this addictive TV show is essentially a grown-up Glee which deals with the backstage dramas behind creating a hit Broadway musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe. If you have – and you ...

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