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9 to 5 The Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Patricia Resnick Music: Dolly Parton Director: Jeff Calhoun Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen After a working day, there’s nothing better than time with friends and family and some sheer escapism to help you unwind - and the latest show to grace the Palace Theatre’s stage is one post 9 to 5 treat that you don’t want to miss. 9 to 5 ...

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The Chicago Blues Brothers: Motown Mission – The Savoy Theatre, London

Created by: Chris Hindle Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Motown music has been big business in the West End in the last few years with several big musicals charting the history of the famous record label, its star names and those famous soulful songs. The wonderful Memphis and a new production of Dreamgirls were a delight, while Motown: The Musical closed after an extended run, ...

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Funny Girl – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl

Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Bob Merrill Book: Isobel Lennart Revised Book: Harvey Fierstein Director: Michael Mayer Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Funny Girl is the (mostly) true story of the rise and first marriage of Broadway Vaudeville (and later film) star Fanny Brice. The musical dates from 1964, and its star Barbra Streisand went on to recreate the role in the Oscar-winning ...

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CD REVIEW: Funny Girl – 2016 London Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg It’s probably fair to say that Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice would be no more than a footnote in history if it weren’t for the musical Funny Girl. Premiering on Broadway in 1964 thirteen years after her death, the show charts both the professional and personal highs and lows of the unconventional comic performer. It’s probably also ...

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NEWS: Sheridan Smith transfers to the West End with Funny Girl

The Menier Chocolate Factory’s production ofFunny Girlis to transfer to the West End, following a sold-out run at the Chocolate Factory, which begins later this month, it’s been announced today [30 October].Michael Mayer’s production, starring award-winning actressSheridan Smithas Fanny Brice, is to open at the Savoy Theatre on 9 April for a limited 12-week run until 12 July. David Babani, ...

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CD REVIEW: Gypsy – 2015 London Cast Recording

Book: Arthur Laurents Lyrics: Jule Styne Music: Stephen Sondheim Reviewer: Mark Clegg Soundtracks of musical revivals have their work cut out for them to justify their existence. Why, when there is already one out there (or in the case of this musical, at least seven) would you need to produce another? The new major London revival of Gypsy - staggeringly, ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Savoy Theatre, London

Writer: Jeffery Lane Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek Director and Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer:Andy Moseley Joining the cast of a successful West End production must be a daunting prospect at any time, but even more so when you’re taking over from one of the original cast, and are less well known than either him or other recent additions to the ...

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CD REVIEW: Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Stage Door Records have released the first complete recording of Stephen Edwards West End musical Tess of the D’Urbervilles, which features six tracks from the 1999 Original London Cast alongside a further 15 previously unreleased from the 1998 Original Studio Recording. The musical opened at Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre to sensational reviews, and subsequently transferred to the Savoy ...

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