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West Side Story – New Theatre, Oxford

Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Arthur Laurents Choreography: Originally by Jerome Robbins, reproduced by Joey McKneely Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Carol Evans [rating:5] More than fifty years on, West Side Story is as timeless and relevant as it was when it first burst onto the Broadway stage. It captivated audiences back in 1957 and the current touring production, ...

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Fiddler on the Roof – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book: Joseph Stein Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick Director and choreographer: Craig Revel-Horwood (recreated from the original by Jerome Robbins) Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4.5] Tevye is a man torn. Living as a Jew in tsarist Russia, he and his fellow villagers cling to their traditions to tell them who they are and how they should live. Their cosy, if ...

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West Side Story – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Arthur Laurents Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3] Many musicals of this scale and magnitude would usually get at least a week in front of an audience before being subjected to the critical eye of the press, a shame that the producers didn’t see the need for that to happen with this ...

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NEWS: Katie Hall leads cast in West Side Story revival.

Katie Hall is to lead the cast in the forthcoming UK 50th Anniversary tour of West Side Story in the rôle of Maria, with Louis Maskell as her star-crossed lover Tony. Hall has most recently finished playing the rôle of Christine in the 25th Anniversary production of Phantom of the Opera and prior to the Cossette also in the 25th ...

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