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Evita – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Michael Hootman It’s hard to analyse exactly why this production of Evita doesn’t quite work; it does nothing obviously wrong and everyone involved seems perfectly competent. But it never soars or emotionally engages the viewer, and the hairs on the back of my neck remained steadfastly ...

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CD REVIEW: Kate Rockwell – Back to My Roots

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Currently playing the ditzy plastic Karen in Mean Girls on Broadway, for which she was nominated as Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Back to My Roots is Kate Rockwell’s debut solo album. The album is a collection of songs from musicals that inspired Rockwell to pursue a career in theatre, from the likes of Cy Coleman, ...

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CD REVIEW: Prince of Broadway – 2017 Broadway Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Hal Prince is a true musical theatre legend. Involved in some of the biggest shows of the second half of the twentieth century, Prince’s credits as a producer and director encompass a wide variety of classic musicals from The Pajama Game in 1955 to 1998’s Parade. Not one to shy away from self-congratulation, Prince has rounded off his ...

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CD REVIEW: Patti LuPone – Matters of the Heart

Reviewer: Donna Kelly In an inspired decision by Broadway Records, Patti LuPone’s superb 1999 solo album Matters of the Heart has been reissued in CD format and as a digital download. Best known for her Broadway performances in Sweeney Todd, Anything Goes, Evita and Gypsy, LuPone is an American actress and singer, well-known in the world of musical theatre. The ...

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CD REVIEW: Paradise Lost Studio Cast Recording

Book &Lyrics: Jonathan Wakeham Music &Story: Lee Ormsby Reviewer: Donna Kelly The cast of Paradise Lost have taken the bold and ambitious move to launch their new musical as an album. Inspired by classic shows likeEvita, Chess and Les Miserables, all of which were first launched as albums, writers Lee Ormsby and Jonathan Wakeham are hoping to find an audience ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part I

Over the next week we shall be looking at the shows that have got our regional editors excited in 2014. Today we shall be looking at Ireland, South East and North East &Yorkshire. Are you excited by any of these productions? Share what you think in the comments section below. IRELAND: Ciara Murphy Here at The Public Reviews in Ireland, ...

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Evita – The Mayflower, Southampton

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Directors: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Naomi Stevens [rating:3]   Evita. The story of the actress-turned-first lady of Argentina is perhaps not the most well known of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s productions, but as is the case with most of his music, the score contains some famous numbers alongside some tricky harmonies and ...

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NEWS: Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre Rises From The Ashes

Two years after it abruptly locked its doors, live performances return to Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre later this year as leading producer Bill Kenwright announces a season of his touring shows will play at the venue for 12 weeks. The 1200-seat venue has had a troubled history in recent years. A £9 million conversion saw the former cinema turn into a ...

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