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CD REVIEW: Daddy Long Legs – Original Off Broadway Cast Recording

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Music &Lyrics: Paul Gordon Reviewer: Mark Clegg At tail-end of his heyday in 1955, Fred Astaire made a movie musical with Leslie Caron about a rich older man who becomes mysterious benefactor to an 18 year old orphan girl and the love that grows between them. The movie was called Daddy Long Legs and this CD has nothing to do ...

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CD REVIEW: All Will Be Well – The Piece of Meat Sessions

Reviewer: Carrie Carter In a theatrical climate where performers devising their own shows is becoming more and more commonplace, it is rare to find an offering as complex, considered, and all together brilliant as Sherie Rene Scott’s Piece of Meat. The show was a theatrical highlight in London last year, and arguably one of the best theatrical solo pieces ever, ...

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CD REVIEW: The Last Five Years, 2013 Off-Broadway Cast

Music and lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:4] From the moment the haunting, music-box opening bars of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years start, a sense of intense familiarity will wash over any fan of this cult two-hander musical. This is quickly dispersed by a new voice: Betsy Wolfe’s pure, country-tinged vocals kick in and, 12 years ...

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CD REVIEW: Marry Me a Little

Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:3.5] Ghostlight Records present this new recording of Keen Company’s “revisal” of Craig Lucas and the late Norman Rene’s 1981 conceptual review Marry Me a Little, built around songs cut from the musicals of Stephen Sondheim. Dialogue free and told entirely in song, this new production re-thinks aspects of the original work: now set in “hipster” Brooklyn ...

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CD REVIEW: Pippin – New Broadway Cast Recording

Music &lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Reviewer: Jonathan Baz [Rating:5] It is 40 years since Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin first arrived on Broadway. On paper it’s a quirky show, inspired by the historical reign of Charlemagne whose empire in the early Middle Ages stretched from what is now modern day France through Germany to Italy and zooming in on the Emperor’s eldest son ...

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CD REVIEW: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Reviewer: Katy Roberts [rating:4.0] Originally written for a television musical in 1957, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical adaptation of the famous fairytale Cinderella has been revived and reworked for a 2013 Broadway production, which officially opened in January 2013. The show follows much along the same lines as the traditional fairytale we all know ...

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