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CD REVIEW: Prince of Broadway – 2017 Broadway Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Hal Prince is a true musical theatre legend. Involved in some of the biggest shows of the second half of the twentieth century, Prince’s credits as a producer and director encompass a wide variety of classic musicals from The Pajama Game in 1955 to 1998’s Parade. Not one to shy away from self-congratulation, Prince has rounded off his ...

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An Evening with Jason Robert Brown – London Palladium

Composer/Musical Director: Jason Robert Brown Reviewer: Ava Eldred Probably best known for his cult musicals The Last 5 Years and Songs for a New World, Jason Robert Brown has been contemporary musical theatre’s worst kept secret for the best part of a decade. This one-off outing, as part of BBC Radio’s prestigious Friday Night is Music Night, is a sophisticated ...

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Parade – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Parade at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre

Music &Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Book: Alfred Uhry Director: James Baker Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby At the crux of Parade is the sense of fetid failure in the Southern States of America at the start of the 20th Century. The decades of resentment since they lost the Civil War have incubated a prejudice not just to African Americans, but to ...

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NEWS: Aria Entertainment to produce NW regional premiere of Parade

London based producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment has today announced long term plans to collaborate with Manchester’s newest venue Hope Mill Theatre in establishing it as a major player for Musical Theatre in the Region. Announcing a regional premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s Parade which will run at the Ancoats based venue from 13 May – 5 June 2016.The ...

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INTERVIEW: Thom Southerland on The Smallest Show On Earth

He's the golden boy of musical theatre, gaining a reputation for re-imaginingmega large-scale musicals for studio spaces. Parade, State Fair, Titanic and Grand Hotel are already under Thom Southerland's belt, but now he brings his new adaptation on The Smallest Show On Earth to the stage. Ahead of the tour opening at Colchester's Mercury Theatre, Southerland spoke to Paul Couch ...

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Parade – London Theatre Workshop, London

Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Book: Alfred Uhry Director: Jody Tranter Musical Director: Erika Gundesen Choreographer: Adam Scown Reviewer:Andy Moseley   While the West End seems to be taking an increasingly risk-averse approach to musicals after some high-profile failures, it’s a refreshing change to find a revival of a musical that does not fit the happy-go-lucky crowd pleaser mould ...

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INTERVIEW: Jody Tranter on Parade

The story of Leo Frank,a Jewish-American factory superintendent who was convicted of the murder of a 13-year-old employee, might not sound as though it's musical theatre material, butAlfred UhryandJason Robert Brown's Parade is a sensitive and sobering portrait of bigotry and mob mentality in the American deep South. Director Jody Tranter spoke to Paul Couch about its significance and why ...

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BLOG: Resting Actress – Hoe Hoe Hoe

It’s here, yes folks, you can ignore it like a Lloyd Webber flop but the festive season is upon us and unlike most of my fellow competitors I have been assisting the man of the moment, the fat man who can make all your dreams come true just for one small glass of sherry. No, not David Grindrod, I have ...

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