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Wicked – The Grand, Leeds

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Joe Mantello Based on the novel by: Gregory Maguire Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Are people born wicked, or do they have wickedness thrust upon them? Wicked is a musical phenomenon. Since opening in 2006 the show has garnered over 100 major international awards and already been seen by nine million people in London alone. Seemingly ...

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Idina Menzel – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer:  Clare White Just last week, Idina Menzel was introduced on ITV’s Loose Women as ‘the star of Disney’s Frozen’. Indeed, as the voice of Princess Elsa in the 2013 animated film, she was propelled to global stardom and became a household name, but Frozen is just the tip of the iceberg - Idina was a stage and screen superstar ...

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Idina Menzel – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: James Garrington Idina Menzel. Fans of musical theatre will remember her as the first Elphaba in Wicked, both on Broadway, and later in the West End. You may remember her for her rôle in the hit TV show Glee, or in the Disney movie Enchanted, before she was rediscovered by a whole new generation as the voice of Elsa ...

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BLOG: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – New Year… Same Problems

Firstly I’d like to wish all readers to these ramblings a very happy and healthy 2015. Secondly a big thanks to all the people that have contacted me about my Christmas Wish as written about in my last blog. What has struck me, is quite how many people have privately emailed to say that this is a very real problem ...

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CD REVIEW: If/Then – Original Cast Recording

Music: Tom Kitt Lyrics: Brian Yorkey Reviewer: Carrie Carter The latest offering from the writing team behind Next to Normal, If/Then, featuring an above the title performance from theatre royalty Idina Menzel, is one of this seasons most talked about Broadway openings, and for good reason. The easy to listen to score, almost flawless performances, and plot that is as ...

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NEWS: Broadway show If/Then announces release of Original Cast Recording

Masterworks Broadway has today announced the date for the much anticipated cast recording of If/Then starring Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp. The recording will be recorded on April the 7th with a scheduled release date of June 3rd. The recording is produced by Steve Epstein, Tom Kitt and David Stone. Idina Menzel returns to Broadway for the first time since ...

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BLOG: My Life In Theatre – Ava Eldred

There was a videotape. The stage show Cats. It had been filmed and edited andpackaged and somehow found its place on the shelf in my grandparents’ house.I would watch it over and over, fascinated that, somewhere in the city I lived in,such things were happening every night. There was a videotape, and that’s howit began. *** For my childhood self, ...

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