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The Color Purple – Birmingham Hippodrome

Book: Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Alice Walker Music and Lyrics: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray Director: Tinuke Craig Reviewer: Tim Harding Based on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel, The Color Purple tells a story with an epic sweep spanning over forty years in the life of Celie and the community in Georgia where she lives. It may be ...

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The Color Purple – The Curve, Leicester

Book: Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Alice Walker Music and Lyrics: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray Director: Tinuke Craig Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Celie’s life has been hard and full of pain. By 14 she had two children by her abusive father who took both away. Then she found herself married off at 18 to the cruel local ...

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The Secret Garden: Spring Version – Ambassadors Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Marsha Norman Music: Lucy Simon Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon's adaptation of the children's classic novel The Secret Garden is perfect material for a summer holiday theatrical treat. Telling the story of young Mary Lennox who, orphaned by a cholera outbreak in India, is sent to the dark and foreboding Mistlethwaite Manor under the ...

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OPINION: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – Answering the call.

I can’t quite believe that we’re coming up to the end of week three already? Where does the time go? Our first years have settled in really well, that is despite the barrage of mental and physical challenges that we’re throwing at them every single day. So far they’ve had a surprise audition with award winning Producer Danielle Tarento (I ...

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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 Color Purple – Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Book: Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Alice Walker Music and lyrics: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray Director: John Doyle Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:5] The Broadway production of the musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple was no great success and so it may seem an unusual choice for the Menier Chocolate Factory to bring ...

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The Secret Garden – King’s Head, London

Music: Lucy Simon Book and lyrics: Marsha Norman Director: Matthew Gould Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s story The Secret Garden was first made into a musical in the early 1990s with book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon but despite an RSC production in 2000, it remains a rarely-performed work. Aria Entertainment and ...

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