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FEATURE: ‘Broadway Baby’ – The extraordinary career of Bernadette Peters

Born Bernadette Lazzara in February 1948, New Yorker Bernadette Peters has become a byword for Broadway glamour. Starting her career at just 3 years old, Peters secured her Actors Equity Card aged 9.  Changing her surname from Lazzara to Peters to avoid typecasting, Bernadette appeared as one of the Hollywood Blondes in a national tour of Gypsy in 1961. In ...

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CD REVIEW: Merman’s Apprentice – Original Cast Recording

Book &Lyrics by Stephen Cole Music by David Evans Reviewer: Mark Clegg Big, brash, vulgar and most of all loud, they simply do not make stars like Ethel Merman anymore. Frequently imitated but never equalled, Merman’s Broadway career spanned an amazing five decades and included her originating the lead roles in four musicals that are still frequently performed today (Anything ...

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CD REVIEW: Sierra Boggess – Awakening, Live at 54 Below

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Starting with her Broadway debut as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, the last six years have seen Sierra Boggess go from unknown to one of the biggest names on Broadway today. It is testament to this that Boggess finds herself joining the hallowed few invited to the famous Studio 54 Below in New York to record an ...

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BLOG: Resting Actress – Hoe Hoe Hoe

It’s here, yes folks, you can ignore it like a Lloyd Webber flop but the festive season is upon us and unlike most of my fellow competitors I have been assisting the man of the moment, the fat man who can make all your dreams come true just for one small glass of sherry. No, not David Grindrod, I have ...

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Hello Dolly – Curve, Leicester

Music &Lyrics: Jerry Herman Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Farhana Shaikh [rating:4.5] On a frosty cold Winter’s night I arrived at the Curve to see the much anticipated Christmas production, Hello Dolly. The Curve has built up a reputation of bringing some of the finest Christmas shows in recent years, and Hello Dolly sees the reunion of the creative team that ...

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