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Crazy For You – Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Crazy for You 2016 Tour cast

Music and Lyrics: George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin Book: Ken Ludwig Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: David Jobson   Upon first glance, Crazy for You appears to be a classic comedy Broadway musical the age of the roaring 20s. Believe it or not, this is a musical from the 90s, using classical songs written by the beloved George and Ira Gershwin ...

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Gershwin in Hollywood – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: John Wilson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Ever since he burst into the public’s consciousness at the 2009 Proms, the name of John Wilson has been synonymous with the romance and spectacle of the golden age of Hollywood movie musicals. Through painstaking research, he has reconstructed the orchestrations of such Hollywood luminaries as Conrad Salinger of MGM, often with little to ...

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Annie – The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Sue Collier Annie is set during the Depression of New York in the thirties. Like Cinderella, it tells the story of an abandoned child who is seemingly without prospects but whose personality shines through to charm everyone she meets. Annie lives in an orphanage, ...

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Puttin’ on the Ritz – Bristol Hippodrome

Music: George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter Director: David King Reviewer: Laura Hesketh A tribute to the musical legends who epitomised the Golden Age of Hollywood,Puttin’ on the Ritzis great for those wanting a night out full of timeless classics – if they don’t mind going without a live orchestra. The iconic songs from George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole ...

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Puttin’ On the Ritz – The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Music: George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter Director: David King Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen It is the recipe for a truly magical production - the music of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter brought to life in a song and dance spectacle. But unfortunately Putting on the Ritz far from does justice to what have become some of the most ...

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Puttin’ On The Ritz – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Director: Emma Rogers Choreographer: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Jess Rowe The cabaret-style song and dance extravaganza Puttin’ On The Ritz brings a fresh air of glitz, glamour and show business to the Hall For Cornwall stage. Inspired by the great musical theatre composers of 1920s America, the show creates a form of nostalgia that audiences are grateful to be reminded of. ...

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Puttin’ on the Ritz – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Show arranged by Spirit Productions Executive Producer: David King Reviewer: Janet Jepson It’s all glitter and sparkle, and a true journey back to the Golden Age of Hollywood at its best. The whole bedecked stage and cast of beautifully costumed dancers and singers epitomises the extravagant style of the 1920s and 1930s, proving that there really is “no business like ...

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CD Review: An American In Paris Original Broadway Cast Recording

Music: George Gershwin Lyrics: Ira Gershwin Adaptation &Arrangement: Rob Fisher Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys 64 years since the classic movie musical, the first stage adaptation of An American in Paris is currently wowing them on the Great White Way, trailing 12 Tony Award nominations in its wake alongside a wave of positive reviews. Re-set to the immediate aftermath of WW2 and ...

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