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Rags the Musical- Hope Mill, Manchester

Writer: Joseph Stein revised by David Thompson Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director:  Bronagh Lagan Reviewer: Dave Cunningham With themes including difficulties faced by immigrants, the conflict between individualism and the collective good, cultural identity and the exploitation of workers there is no question that Rags the Musicalis relevant to a contemporary audience. But relevant does not necessarily mean ...

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Fiddler on the Roof – Liverpool Everyman, Liverpool

Book: Joseph Stein Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: Tate James The Everyman Theatre is now home to the 14 actors of the new Everyman Company, who are breaking tradition at the prestigious venue with a musical offering in the form of a new production of Fiddler on the Roof. It seems an alarmingly relevant choice for ...

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CD REVIEW: Fiddler on the Roof – 2016 Broadway Cast Recording

Fiddler on the Roof - 2016 Broadway production Artwork

Reviewer: Mark Clegg According to the song in Spamalot, “you won’t succeed on Broadway if you don’t have any Jews”. If this is indeed the case then there is no surprise that Fiddler on the Roof has achieved such massive success since its premiere in 1964. Winner of nine Tony Awards, Broadway’s longest running show (until Grease beat it), revived ...

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Fiddler On The Roof – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Book: Joseph Stein Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick Director and Choreographer: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer Craig Revel Horwood may be best known for his sassy bluntness on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, but as director of the current revival of Fiddler On The Roof he has helped to create a heartfelt, warm, and moving production that earned a ...

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NEWS: RAGS gets West End premiere in the form of Charity Gala Concert

Coming to London’s West End for the first time ever, RAGS The Musical plays for one night only in a special concert adaptation at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue on Monday 28th April. RAGS The Musical opened on Broadway in 1986, receiving Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. With music written by Charles Strouse (Annie), lyrics by Stephen Schwartz ...

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Fiddler on the Roof – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Joseph Stein Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick Director and Choreographer: Craig Revel Horwood Orchestrator and Musical Director: Sarah Travis Reviewer: Ray Taylor The latest reincarnation of this much loved musical is a resounding success; a packed house gave a standing ovation on its opening night in Bradford. This new production tells the story of the small village community ...

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Fiddler on the Roof – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Joseph Stein Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick Director: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Iris Beaumont [rating:5] There have been many professional revivals of Fiddler on the Roof over the past ten years, but none have come as close to perfection as Craig Revel Horwood’s stunning actor musician production currently touring the UK. Revel Horwood has become one of the ...

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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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