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CD REVIEW: Working, A Musical – Original London Cast Recording

Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers & Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor Reviewer: Mark Clegg Based on Stud Terkel’s 1974 book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do, Working: A Musical was the brainchild of Stephen Schwartz way back in 1975. The book and ...

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CD REVIEW: Dreamgirls – Original London Cast Recording

Three singers on starfield background

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Musical theatre fans on both sides of the Atlantic often need to have patience. In an age when cinema releases and TV shows can be released and broadcast simultaneously all over the world, musicals take time to travel across the pond. In the case of Matilda the Musical, Broadway had to wait two years after its West ...

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CD REVIEW: American Psycho – Original London Cast Recording

American Psycho Artwork

Music and Lyrics: Duncan Sheik Book: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Reviewer: Niall Harman Since its publication in 1991,Brett Easton Ellis’ novelAmerican Psychobeen deemed by some to ‘harmful to minors’, is only available in Australian bookshops shrink-wrapped in plastic and resulted in the author receiving death threats. It latermade for a bloody film starring Christian Bale. It’s fair to say that it is ...

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CD REVIEW: Sweet Charity – Original London Cast Recording

Sweet Charity - Original London Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg From the iconic brassy six note opening of Big Spender at the start of the overture to the not-very-happy ending, Sweet Charity is an iron-clad classic. Originally opening on Broadway in 1967, this is a rerelease of the soundtrack of the London cast from the following year. Charity Hope Valentine is a hostess in a New York ...

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CD REVIEW: Dames at Sea – Original 1969 London Cast Recording

Book and Lyrics: George Haimsohn and Robin Miller Music: Jim Wise Reviewer: Mark Clegg The word 'retro' is used a lot lately. Right now it evokes images from the 1980s, but the whole concept of nostalgia for things from a generation ago is nothing new. Just as people today look back fondly at all things ‘80s (even those too young ...

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CD REVIEW: Memphis the Musical – Original London Cast Recording

Book and Lyrics: Joe DiPietro Music and Lyrics: David Bryan Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage “Coming at you from right smack in the centre of your radio dial” is the CD release of the Original London Cast recording of Memphis the Musical. Based on a concept by George W George, Memphis the Musical tells the story of Huey Calhoun, a white partially ...

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CD REVIEW: Privates on Parade – Original London Cast Recording

Music: Denis King Lyrics: Peter Nichols Reviewer: Mark Clegg War apparently, is hell. And yet World War Two has proven to be bumper source of inspiration for musicals, comedy and musical comedies. Combine this with the British population’s love of seeing men dressed up as women and Privates on Parade was always destined to be a success. And after over ...

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