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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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The Pride – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Alexi Kaye Campbell Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Christopher Hong After a successful revival of this 2008 play last year at the Trafalgar Studios, Jamie Lloyd has taken the production on tour. It is apt for the play to join the conversation along with the latest headlines on the Russian ban on homosexual propaganda and the discussion on gay footballers, ...

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The Pride – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Alexi Kaye Campbell Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Matthew Nichols What have we here then? A play? At the Opera House? The enormous touring venue, usually home to musicals, concerts and pantomime, has dropped a cloth across half of its stalls seating, and is home to this intimate chamber piece, from the Royal Court, via Trafalgar Studios. Hats off to ...

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The Changeling – Young Vic, London

Writer: Thomas Middleton and William Rowley Director: Joe Hill-Gibbins Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] Joe Hill-Gibbins' raucous production of The Changeling first played the intimate Maria studio at the Young Vic earlier this year and encouraged by its success there, it has now transferred into the main theatre to provide a Gothic pre-Christmas treat. Middleton and Rowley's Jacobean tragedy which spirals ...

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