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Parade – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Parade at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre

Music &Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Book: Alfred Uhry Director: James Baker Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby At the crux of Parade is the sense of fetid failure in the Southern States of America at the start of the 20th Century. The decades of resentment since they lost the Civil War have incubated a prejudice not just to African Americans, but to ...

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The Last Five Years – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Book/Music/Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Director: Jordan Alexander Reviewer: John Roberts Occassionalya production comes along of a show that makes you reach for your original cast recording – sometimes this is a positive reaction as you want to relive the music and production you have just witnessed. Sometimes it’s because the production you have just witnessed has failed the source material ...

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The Last Five Years – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Katie Birtill and Chris-Cowley

Writer: Jason Robert Brown Director: Peter Rowe Musical Director: Caroline Humphris Reviewer: Michael Gray   Rumoured to be based on the writer’s own marriage woes, this charming chamber musical fits the Wolsey like a glove. The structure is ingenious, with more than a hint of I Do, I Do and Merrily We Roll Along. Bride and groom meet – and ...

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NEWS: Aria Entertainment to produce NW regional premiere of Parade

London based producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment has today announced long term plans to collaborate with Manchester’s newest venue Hope Mill Theatre in establishing it as a major player for Musical Theatre in the Region. Announcing a regional premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s Parade which will run at the Ancoats based venue from 13 May – 5 June 2016.The ...

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NEWS: The Last Five Years to lead New Wolsey 15th birthday season

Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre have today [23 October] announced their Spring 2016 15th Birthday Season. Headlining the season is a new production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. Recently turned into a film, the musical tells the story of a passionate love affair but with one side of the story played in chronological order, the other played backwards. ...

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Parade – London Theatre Workshop, London

Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Book: Alfred Uhry Director: Jody Tranter Musical Director: Erika Gundesen Choreographer: Adam Scown Reviewer:Andy Moseley   While the West End seems to be taking an increasingly risk-averse approach to musicals after some high-profile failures, it’s a refreshing change to find a revival of a musical that does not fit the happy-go-lucky crowd pleaser mould ...

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The Last Five Years – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Director: Stephen Whitson Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly Blunt Fringe Productions present a beautiful production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical, The Last Five Years. Starring Amy Lennox as Cathy and Fra Fee as Jamie, this is a production about falling in and out of love. Jamie is an aspiring writer who falls in love with ...

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FILM REVIEW: The Last Five Years

Book and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Screenplay: Richard LaGravenese Director: Richard LaGravenese Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Jason Robert Brown’s two-hander musical documenting the rise and fall of a couple’s romance has become something of a cult favourite within theatrical circles. This is due in part to all but one song being a solo number – prime pickings for audition numbers or ...

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