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CD REVIEW: My Fair Lady – 2018 Broadway Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg From the urgent, pulsing opening bars of its overture to its beautifully ambiguous ending, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady is unequivocally one of the greatest musicals ever written (credit should also be given to George Bernard Shaw for the original play Pygmalion, much of which survives verbatim in the musical adaption). Debuting in 1956 ...

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CD REVIEW: Norbert Leo Butz – Girls, Girls, Girls

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Girls, Girls, Girls is considerably deeper than the title suggests. Perhaps this is the point, but there’s no denying it gets straight to the heart of the material. Originally conceived for a concert in 2013, the subject matter is reflective of Butz’s quest to better understand the women in his life, and with three daughters, a wife, ...

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CD REVIEW: Big Fish – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Music &Lyrics by Andrew Lippa Book by John August Reviewer: Mark Clegg Andrew Lippa’s previous musical theatre composing credits include The Addams Family which featured fantastic creatures and unlikely situations, and A Little Princess where a girl takes comfort in a fantasy life. Here these two elements are combined with a story about a tall-tale telling man whose stories feature ...

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CD REVIEW: Norbert Leo Butz – Memory & Mayhem – Live at 54 BELOW

Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:4] Norbert Leo Butz is best known for his work in musical comedy and originating the rôle of Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway; twice winning the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performances in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Catch Me If You Can. He is due to star as Edward Bloom in ...

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CD REVIEW: Catch Me If You Can (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman &Marc Shaiman Reviewer: Mark Clegg [rating:5] This musical certainly comes with a high pedigree. Produced by Dreamworks and based on its 2002 movie directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks which in turn was based on the autobiography of a real-life con artist. Add a score by the creative team ...

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