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INTERVIEW: Ten Minutes with… James Baker

James Baker has been making waves in the Manchester Fringe scene, since taking over the artistic direction of Salford based King’s Arms Theatre. James has tried to improve the quality of work being presented in the region through the work at the KAT and through his company Assembled Junk Productions. Not shying away from a challenge his last production Little ...

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NEWS: Cast announced for Manchester production of The Last Five Years

Fresh from his musical theatre successes with Spring Awakening and Little Shop of Horrors (nominated for Best Fringe Production at the 2014 Manchester Theatre Awards) for Assembled Junk Productions, director James Baker is delighted to announce the cast of the Manchester professional premier of Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years to the King’s Arms Theatre, ...

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The Bridges of Madison County – Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, New York

Book: Marsha Norman (based on book by Robert James Waller) Music/Lyrics Jason Robert Brown Director: Bartlett Sher Reviewer: Claudia Borruso The Bridges of Madison County is the brand new musical to hit Broadway. It is based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and draws on the legacy of the blockbuster movie directed by Clint Eastwood. If those credentials ...

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NEWS: The Bridges of Madison County to get 2 disc Original Cast Recording

Ghostlight Records will record the original Broadway cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman (‘night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade). The show, which opened on February, is currently running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 ...

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The Last Five Years – The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Musical Director: Benjamin Grey Reviewer: Selwyn Knight A young couple, he an aspiring writer, she a struggling actress, meet, fall in love, marry, drift apart and separate. Straightforward Boy-Meets-Girl stuff, it seems. What sets Jason Robert Brown’s show apart is the rawness that comes from its highly personal, semi-autobiographical nature, drawing heavily on ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part III

And as we come to our final part of our 2014 preview of shows in and around the UK and Ireland we ask our regional editors in the North West, London, and along the South Coast what productions are getting them excited over the course of the year. Do you agree? What are you most looking forward to? Share your ...

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CD REVIEW: The Last Five Years, 2013 Off-Broadway Cast

Music and lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:4] From the moment the haunting, music-box opening bars of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years start, a sense of intense familiarity will wash over any fan of this cult two-hander musical. This is quickly dispersed by a new voice: Betsy Wolfe's pure, country-tinged vocals kick in and, 12 years ...

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The Last 5 Years – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Jason Robert Brown Director: Stephen Fletcher Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] Jason Robert Brown is one of those rare composers who straddles an interesting line as a composer, he creates musicals which have more depth, more grit and more emotion than your average Lloyd-Webber, and has the power and poeticism much akin to Sondheim, so it is a pleasant surprise ...

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