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CD REVIEW: Kinky Boots – Original West End Cast Recording

Kinky Boots - London Cast Recording

Writer: Harvey Fierstein Composer: Cyndi Lauper Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Ladies, gentlemen and those who have yet to make up their minds – get ready for the musical delight that is the Kinky Boots: Original West End Cast Recording. Based on the 2005 film, Kinky Boots the musical is pretty much a direct retelling of the same plot. Charlie Price (Killian ...

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NEWS: Sheridan Smith transfers to the West End with Funny Girl

The Menier Chocolate Factory’s production ofFunny Girlis to transfer to the West End, following a sold-out run at the Chocolate Factory, which begins later this month, it’s been announced today [30 October].Michael Mayer’s production, starring award-winning actressSheridan Smithas Fanny Brice, is to open at the Savoy Theatre on 9 April for a limited 12-week run until 12 July. David Babani, ...

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Kinky Boots – Adelphi Theatre, London

  Book: Harvey Fierstein Music and Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper Director: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   It’s autumn in London, it’s cold, rainy and dark so that can only mean one thing – boots. But imagine if we all swapped our hardwearing, waterproof footwear for something a bit fancier and turned our grey seasonal weather into a glamorous opportunity. Cyndi ...

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NEWS: Kinky Boots strides into West End

It’s been rumoured for a while but producers today have finally confirmed that The UK premiere of award-winning musical Kinky Boots, will open in the West End on 15 September at the Adelphi Theatre, with previews from 21 August 2015. With a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and direction and ...

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A Catered Affair – London Theatre Workshop, London

Writer: Harvey Fierstein Music and Lyrics: John Bucchino Director: Ray Rackham Reviewer: Stephen Bates Given its wafer-thin storyline, it comes as a surprise to find that Harvey Fierstein’s book for this musical is based upon a film and television play for which writing credits went to heavyweights Gore Vidal and Paddy Chayefsky. A young couple announce that they plan a ...

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On Tidy Endings / Safe Sex -Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Harvey Fierstein Director: Dan Phillips Reviewer: Scott Matthewman When talking of his 1987 trio of one-act plays looking at life in thetime of Aids, author Harvey Fierstein told the New York Times, “Look,if I’m gonna bum ya out, I’m gonna make sure ya have a couple a laughstoo.” As the Tristan Bates Theatre hosts two plays of the trilogy,Safe ...

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CD REVIEW: Kinky Boots

Book: Harvey Fierstein Composer &Lyricist: Cyndi Lauper Music Supervisor/Otchestrator/Arranger: Stephen Oremus Reviewer : Rosie Revell [Rating:5] Mere days after it swept the Tony Awards the Broadway cast recording of Kinky Boots sashays its way to be reviewed and the hype around the show is going stratostrophic. Its is easy to dismiss the hype but I’m genuinely pleased to report that ...

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