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CD REVIEW: My Fair Lady – 2018 Broadway Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg From the urgent, pulsing opening bars of its overture to its beautifully ambiguous ending, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady is unequivocally one of the greatest musicals ever written (credit should also be given to George Bernard Shaw for the original play Pygmalion, much of which survives verbatim in the musical adaption). Debuting in 1956 ...

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Brigadoon – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner Director: Laura Jordan Reed Musical Director: Peter Robinson
 Reviewer: Edie Ranvier In a gust from the past, the Southern Light Opera Company and their director Laura Jordan Reed bring Brigadoon to Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre. First staged in 1947, a few decades before the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Claude-Michel Schönberg revolutionised musical ...

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My Fair Lady – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Book and Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner Music: Frederick Loewe Director: Daniel Evans Designer: Paul Willis Choreographer: Alistair David Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:5] Since its premiere in 1956 this well-loved, often staged, story has been called the “musical of musicals”; a true Broadway classic. After numerous tours, international productions and a lavish 1964 film adaptation starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison ...

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