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STAGE SHOT: RENT – 20th Anniversary Concert new production images

New production photographs have been released for the new cast of the 20th Anniversary Production of Jonathan Larson's RENT which is currently undergoing a second tour of the UK. Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten Minutes with Daniel Boys

Daniel Boys has enjoyed something of a meteoric rise since first coming to the broader public’s attention as a contestant on Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s reality show, Any Dream Will Do. However, the 34-year old has already accrued an impressive portfolio of rôles, from Russell Labey’s unnerving Wolfboy to the much lighter Avenue Q, the thoughtful Rent, and frothy High Society. He’s ...

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NEWS: Full cast announced for second tour of RENT – 20th Anniversary Concert.

Following a critically acclaimed tour earlier this year, RENT – 20th Anniversary Concert is about to embark on a second tour, visiting venues including Blackpool, Nottingham, Oxford, Edinburgh, Dublin, Newcastle and Liverpool. Headlining the cast in the rôle of Lesbian performance activist Maureen will be Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton, who will also be joined by ITV’s Superstar runner up Rory ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten Minutes with Rory Taylor

In 2012 Rory Taylor was pipped at the post in the final of ITV’s Superstar - the reality TV show to find a Jesus for the huge multi-million pound arena revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Since then Rory has performed alongside Kerry Ellis in RENT and is currently in the second cast of the Arena tour he ...

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Ballet Triple Bill – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Kate Simmons, Mary Skeaping, Maurice Béjart and others Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4] Ballet Triple Bill is a showcase by the students (mostly seniors) of Warrington-based dance school KS Dance, run by founder Kate Simmons. Before we get to the Ballet Triple Bill proper we are offered West End Highlights, a mixed programme designed to showcase the range of styles, ...

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Speckulation Acoustic Sessions: Tori Allen-Martin – The Pheasantry, London

Musical Director: George Dyer Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:4] Production company Speckulation is well known for its UK tours and bringing performers over from Broadway, but they also have a nice sideline in smaller showcases to introduce up and coming performers. Tonight's act was Tori Allen-Martin, who has gathered fans on the fringe circuit in shows such as RENT and After ...

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Rent: 20th Anniversary Concert – Echo Arena, Liverpool

Book/Music/Lyrics: Jonathan Larson Director: David Wood Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3] Making its initial debut for a three week workshop run at the New York Theatre Workshop in 1994, which was followed by an Off-Broadway production on the 25th January 1996 (which makes the musical we come to see and hear today only 17 years old – not the 20 years ...

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NEWS: London debut for Glee star Telly Leung

Speckulation Entertainment have announced today that Glee and Broadway star Telly Leung will make his London debut at London’s mostglamorouscabaret venue – The Matcham Room at The Hippodrome. Leung who is best known for his rôle as Warbler Wes in the award winning TV series Glee will perform for just to concerts 8pm on Saturday 20th July and a 4pm ...

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